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Roundabout Theatre Company, the nation’s largest not-for-profit theatre, seeks an organized and personable individual to join the company’s Artistic department as the Assistant to the Artistic Director. This position is an essential part of Roundabout’s Artistic work supporting leadership and the department as a whole. This is not a remote/hybrid position.

This is some of what the Assistant to the Artistic Director will do:

  • Serve as Executive Assistant to Interim Artistic Director Scott Ellis, managing all calls, scheduling, tickets, business travel, correspondence and liaising with other departments including scheduling daily and weekly check-ins for various constituencies.
  • Manage booking of house seats and complimentary ticket offers for Roundabout productions on behalf of Interim Artistic Director.
  • Correspondence with artists and teams on all Roundabout shows.
  • Support the general operations of the Artistic Department including, when possible, assistance with special programs such as Space Jam and Roundabout Directors Group as well as developmental readings and workshops.
  • Evaluate script submissions, readings, and productions when requested, and serve as a member of the Artistic Department’s Script Reading Team
  • Other special projects including Tony Voter bookings, Opening Nights, etc.

This is some of what the Assistant to the Artistic Director should bring:

  • Prior work experience in or academic study of the performing arts or related fields.
  • Previous administrative and/or leadership experience.
  • Knowledge of and passion for theatre.
  • The ability to maintain confidential information.
  • Strong communication skills, with an emphasis on the areas of writing, research, phone, and organizational.
  • Keen attention to detail.
  • The ability to handle multiple projects and deadlines.
  • The ability to work some weekday nights and weekends for events (notice will always be provided in advance).
  • The ability to work primarily in person in midtown Manhattan.
  • Able to lift 20 lbs. with or without reasonable accommodation.

This is a full-time position with all standard Roundabout benefits. The salary is $50,000 annually plus any overtime for hours worked over 40 in a workweek.


Please forward cover letter and resume in PDF or Word format to: and use code AAD-0823 in the subject line. If you require reasonable accommodation to participate in the interview process, please indicate in your email. No phone calls please.

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As a theatre company and a long-standing member of many communities, Roundabout believes in the importance of words, the impact of action, and the healing capacity of shared stories. Roundabout has created a five-year strategic plan to evaluate and evolve how we address Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Anti-Racism in our work, workplaces, and our community. Conceived by a team of 29 staff members in collaboration with the Board EDI Committee following a company-wide assessment in October 2019, the plan was launched in September 2021. Learn more HERE 

To this end, Roundabout Theatre Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer that strives to represent individuals from all walks of life in its workforce. We want our employment community to be a representation of the diverse world we live in. As such, we strongly encourage people from underrepresented groups to apply, and we ensure that every candidate who applies for a position at Roundabout Theatre Company is treated equally and fairly without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status and any other factor prohibited by law. We believe diversity in our teammates is paramount to our success as a not-for-profit theatre serving all communities in New York.