• AlterTheater

Company Management Assistant

Updated: Sep 24

Position Summary


The Assistant Company Manager is responsible for tracking contracts for employees and independent contractors, submitting invoices for payment, and tracking whether people have been paid. The Assistant Company Manager reports to the Artistic Director, and works collaboratively with the Producing Artistic Directors, Artistic Director, Outreach Coordinator/Tribal Liaison, Stage Manager, and Literary Manager, to support AlterTheater’s programming, which includes touring MainStage shows, new play development, and an arts education program for Native youth.


Roles and Responsibilities


Administrative:

  • Support company values, especially centering the spiritual and emotional well-being of Black and Native people

  • Track employees’ time and submit timesheets to payroll company

  • Implement processes for tracking payments due to contractors

  • submit requests for payment to Board Treasurer or Artistic Director

  • Assign expenses to appropriate Accounting Code & Project/Class

  • Work collaboratively with other staff and volunteers to ensure that all administrative needs are met

Production:

  • Track union agreements. Current union agreements include Actors' Equity (M-BAT Tier 1), SDC, and USA.

  • Prepare and submit union reports (ie, pension reporting to SDC, Actors’ Equity weekly reports to payroll company)

  • Work with collaborating companies to streamline payment processes, so that all artists/staff working on co-productions or collaborations are paid in a timely fashion, including ways for each company to check if payment has been made to an artist, regardless of which company is writing the check

  • stay on top of deadlines and resource allocation


Qualifications

  • An excellent communicator

  • Highly organized

  • Detail-oriented

  • Numerically literate

  • Comfortable with Excel or Google sheets basic functions

  • advanced Excel or google sheets skills a plus

  • Able to work from 9:30 am to 11:30 am Pacific every other Monday and an additional 3 to 5 hours every other Wednesday between 9 am to 4 pm Pacific

  • Demonstrated commitment to anti-racism

  • Ability to speak Spanish a plus

We believe that people who have worked in administrative positions, in bookkeeping; people who like math or numbers; people who enjoy managing their personal finances; people who may have left the job market for a while and are looking to step back into it; may have complementary skill sets for this position.


Compensation and Benefits

$16-$20/hour; 5-9 hours every other week.


Location

Remote, but must be based in California, Nevada, or New York. Must be legally able to work in the U.S.


Organization

AlterTheater develops and produces plays written and performed by the best established and emerging storytellers, presented where people live, work, or play. AlterTheater has been commissioning, developing and premiering new plays in the San Francisco Bay Area since 2008. Its AlterLab playwright residency focuses on writers from underrepresented communities: 85% of writers are women and ⅔ of writers identify as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color). While our cohorts are multi-ethnic, we’ve supported more Native playwrights than any other demographic (30%). For 15 years, the company performed in highly visible, non-traditional spaces, primarily storefronts in downtown San Rafael’s pedestrian shopping district, with windows left clear, so passersby could “window shop” theater.


AlterTheater seeks to create a more just, more equitable community by:

  • supporting the creative growth of theater artists from historically underrepresented communities;

  • telling stories that reflect the full complexity and diversity of our community; and

  • sharing stories with our full community, in places where people are.


More About AlterTheater

This moment

In partnership with The Parsnip Ship, AlterTheater produced an audio play version of Andrew Saito’s Br’er Peach, which “toured” BIPOC theaters in 2021 and is now available on TPS’s podcast platforms. In Spring 2022, AlterTheater filmed an adaptation of AlterLab play SNAG by Tara Moses, adding to AlterTheater’s digital offerings. During the pandemic, AlterTheater began a virtual arts education program for Native youth, which has expanded to include hybrid and in-person programming. 100% Native designed and Native led, the Arts Learning Project for Native Youth (ALP4NY) has quickly become one of the centerpieces of Alter's programming, and is interwoven in all that AlterTheater does. In 2022, AlterTheater returned in-person with live audiences, beginning with its first outdoor shows, in collaboration with California Shakespeare Theater.

Future

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Applications and Inquiries

Please email a resume and cover letter to: casting@altertheater.org with the subject line: Company Management Assistant

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