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We are excited to announce our search for the following positions: 

Application materials for all open positions should be submitted through this form. If you have any questions, please email jobs1@larktheatre.org.

The General Manager position has replaced the need of the previously posted Operations Manager position, we encourage anyone who previously applied for the Operations Manager position to notify of us their interest in this position, and feel free to submit new materials for this role


The Lark is dedicated to creating a welcoming, rigorous environment for playwrights to create stories that inspire us to think differently about the world.  To accomplish this work, we strive to build a creative, dedicated, and innovative team that embraces our mission and values.

The Lark is committed to creating and sustaining an inclusive and equitable environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Equity, access, and inclusion are core values at The Lark and we are dedicated to increasing the diversity within our staff as it enriches our work and our organization. We encourage candidates who identity as people of color, Disabled, trans* or non-binary, and LGBTQ to apply.  All applications will receive consideration for employment.  

We strive to create a work space that allows staff members to not only accomplish their specific job responsibilities but also engage in “big think” conversations about The Lark’s strategic objectives, our role in the field, and our impact on society. 


Generative Programs Manager  

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Generative Programs Manager (GPM) supports and advocates for writers in the Lark community through deep and strategic  artistic development.  The GPM facilitates two of Lark’s core play development programs, Playground and Playwrights Workshop.  The GPM also works with the Artistic team to curate public-facing programs including Studio Retreats, Project Residencies and Barebones.  For each of these programs, the GPM serves as the line-producer and artistic liaison between the artists and Lark staff.  The GPM cultivates a welcoming, nurturing, creative environment and facilitates a rigorous but artist-driven feedback process. This individual works closely with the Community Engagement Manager in building a supportive environment around each public event.  The GPM works closely with the four-person artistic team to advocate both internally and to the broader theater field for plays and playwrights.  In all endeavors, the Generative Programs Manager works towards the Lark’s mission and vision, and ensures that the work aligns with The Lark’s values of equity, access and inclusion.  The Lark works to provide a nurturing environment where artists can fulfill their artistic potential and feel welcome, valued and wholly supported.

REPORTS TO: Artistic Director

POSITION STATUS: Full-Time Non - Exempt 

START DATE: June 14, 2021, in-person August 2021

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: ​

  • Works with the Artistic team to organize the selection process for Playground and Playwrights Workshop. Identifies and recommends writers who can benefit from each program.  
  • Schedules, produces and facilitates Playground, a bi-weekly play development lab for playwrights, actors and directors.  Leads the day-to-day administration and serves as a primary point of contact, ensuring full participation and execution of the program.  
  • Schedules and produces Playwrights Workshop, a writer’s group that meets regularly throughout the year that engages guest facilitators and actors to read and work through plays in progress.  Leads the day-to-day administration and serves as a primary point of contact, ensuring full participation and execution of the program.  
  • Schedules and produces public developmental readings including but not limited to Project Residencies and Studio Retreats. Rehearsal periods range from 1 - 5 days (up to 29 hours).  Conducts goal-setting sessions with writers and Artistic Director and works with playwrights to build their creative and resource teams, including casting actors and identifying directors and stage managers.  Processes artist union paperwork and serves as artistic liaison between artists and Lark staff. 
  • Schedules and line-produces Barebones, Lark’s 4 - 6 week workshop production.  Conducts goal-setting sessions with writers and Artistic Director and works with playwrights to build creative and resource teams, including but not limited to actors, directors, designers, stage managers.  Serves as artistic liaison between artists and Lark staff. 
  • Supports the coordination of new programming initiatives relative to programs under their purview.  
  • Manages hospitality for programs under their purview ensuring Lark artists feel welcome and taken care of. This includes but is not limited to giving special attention to prepping the physical space and ordering food and other specialty items. 
  • Attends readings, acting showcases and productions in order to maintain general knowledge of the current field. Serves as an ambassador for The Lark and its mission.  
  • Works with the artistic team to  budget programs under their purview.  
  • Scaffolds program budgets and submits paperwork for artists payments. 
  • Attends Lark public events and provides artistic support for public events which includes, but not limited to, curtain speeches, hospitality, moderating panels  and facilitation. 
  • Manages and organizes contact information for relative programs in the Lark databases.
  • Works with the Communications Manager to identify and uplift artist’s successes internally and promote production advancement of Lark developed plays. Recommends artists for The Lark’s blog and social media and press features.  
  • Assist with other relative tasks as needed.
  • Be a part of The Lark team by participating in staff meetings, staff retreats, and celebrations. The Lark asks staff to engage in conversation and skills building in the areas of equity and inclusion, to treat everyone in The Lark community with consideration and respect, and to contribute to a healthy environment where everyone can feel welcome, heard, and whole.

QUALIFICATIONS: (soft skills):

  • Innovative thinker with a strong equity, accessibility and inclusivity analysis.
  • Desire and motivation to work directly with and serve the needs of artists.
  • Organized and innovative leader and administrator.
  • Ability to communicate and listen well with artists.
  • Team-oriented, collaborative worker and thinker.
  • Appreciation of the new play development process.
  • Self-starter and exceptional follow-through skills.  

REQUIREMENTS: (hard skills)

  • Computer proficiency required including work with databases and calendar programs.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word/Excel, Zoom and Google platforms. 
  • Flexibility in schedule to account for evening events and occasional weekend events.


SALARY: $45k - $50k annually 

BENEFITS:  Lark’s comprehensive benefits package includes: Health, Vision & Dental Insurance (after 60 days), FSA, 401K (non-matching) and commuter benefits. 

HOW TO APPLY:

Applicants are asked to complete and submit an application using the link below. No calls please. If you have an issue with the application, send a cover letter, resume and two references in a single PDF or Word  document to jobs1@larktheatre.org. In your cover letter, please share your personal approach to the values of equity, access and inclusion and how you would contribute to the culture of the Lark. Applications are due by May 14th. However, we will continue to accept applications until the role is filled.

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Resident Dramaturg

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Resident Dramaturg supports and advocates for writers in The Lark community through deep and strategic artistic development.  The Resident Dramaturg shepherds the Roundtable Program, a cornerstone of The Lark’s work, and conducts multiple writer’s workshops and retreats throughout the year. They work with The Lark’s staff to cultivate a welcoming, nurturing, rigorously creative environment where playwrights feel free to explore and drive their own unique creative process.

The Resident Dramaturg works closely with a four-person artistic team to advocate both internally and to the broader theater field for Lark playwrights. Serves as a resource for field-wide professionals seeking new work recommendations. In all endeavors, the Resident Dramaturg works towards the Lark’s mission and vision, and ensures that the work aligns with The Lark’s values of equity, access and inclusion.

REPORTS TO: Artistic Director

POSITION STATUS: Full-Time Non - Exempt 

START DATE: July 12, 2021, in-person August 2021

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Leads the day-to-day administration of The Larks core programs. Curates, schedules, produces and facilitates 80+ table readings and playwright workshops a year.  Programs under the Resident Dramaturge’s purview  include:
  • Roundtables – intimate, writer-led table readings of new play drafts where playwrights are able to hear their plays read and work through the text with a cast of actors.  
  • Monthly Meetings of the Minds - season long writer’s groups that meet monthly to read and discuss plays in progress. 
  • Playwright Retreats, week-long writing intensives where playwrights gather to create new work and / or share works in progress. 
  • Proposes new programming relative to the programs under the Resident Dramaturg’s purview and supports the coordination of new programming initiatives relative to programs under their purview. This may include, but is not limited to, Beyond the Binary, Essential Workers, and Apothetae writers groups.  
  • Develops supportive dramaturgical relationships with writers and serves as an advocate for their work.
  • Serves as primary contact for Lark writers and maintains connections with Lark’s artist community throughout the year.     
  • Collaborates with the artistic team to organize selection processes for Lark fellowships and recommends writers who can benefit from Lark programs.  
  • Provides dramaturgical support for other Lark programs as needed and when workload allows. This may include providing  dramaturgical support for international programs, public programs, readings and workshop productions. 
  • Attends Lark public programs and events and provides artistic support including, but not limited to, curtain speeches, hospitality, moderating panels and facilitation.
  • Attends outside readings, acting showcases and productions in order to maintain general knowledge of the current field.
  • Works with the artistic team annually to develop a strategic programming plan each season.
  • Attends weekly artistic team meetings and one-on-one meetings with the Artistic Director.
  • Scaffolds program budgets and submits paperwork for artists payments.
  • Advocates and supports Lark artists with casting recommendations, submitting nominations and writing formal recommendations. 
  • Serves as a field wide resources, offering season planning advice, nominations for fellowships and retreats and casting recommendations. 
  • Works with the Communications Manager to identify and uplift artist’s successes internally and promote production advancement of Lark developed plays. Recommends artists for The Lark’s blog and social media and press features. 
  • Manages hospitality for programs under their purview, ensuring Lark artists feel welcome and taken care of as people first. We work towards creating an environment where people feel celebrated and cared for, so that they are able to do their best work.  This includes but is not limited to caring for the physical space and ordering food/snacks. 
  • Assist with other related tasks as needed.
  • Serves as an ambassador for The Lark and its mission.  
  • Be a part of The Lark team by participating in staff meetings, staff retreats, and celebrations. The Lark asks staff to engage in conversation and skills building in the areas of equity and inclusion, to treat everyone in The Lark community with consideration and respect, and to contribute to a healthy environment where everyone can feel welcome, heard, and whole.

QUALIFICATIONS: (soft skills)

  • Deep appreciation and understanding of the new play development process.  
  • Strong analytical skills and dramaturgical knowledge for a wide diversity of plays.
  • Desire and motivation to work directly with and serve the needs of artists.
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to work with a wide diversity of artists.  
  • Able to engage in deep, meaningful conversations about work in progress. 
  •  Team-oriented, collaborative worker and thinker.
  • Innovative thinker with a strong equity, accessibility and inclusivity analysis.
  •  Organized leader and administrator.

 REQUIREMENTS: (hard skills)

  • BA or comparable professional theatre experience or experience in similar capacity (3+ years preferred)
  • Computer proficiency required including work with databases and calendar programs
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word/Excel
  •  Flexibility in schedule to account for evening events and occasional weekend events.

SALARY: $45k - $50k annually

BENEFITS:  Lark’s comprehensive benefits package includes: Health, Vision & Dental Insurance (after 60 days), FSA, 401K (non-matching) and commuter benefits. 

HOW TO APPLY:

Applicants are asked to complete and submit an application using the link below. No calls please. If you have an issue with the application, send a cover letter, resume and two references in a single PDF or Word document to jobs1@larktheatre.org. In your cover letter, please share your personal approach to the values of equity, access and inclusion and how you would contribute to the culture of the Lark. Applications are due June 11. However, we will continue to accept applications until the role is filled.

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General Manager

POSITION SUMMARY:

The General Manager (GM) will work closely with the Executive Director and Artistic Director in managing, steering, and shaping the company at a time of exciting growth. The GM will provide fiscal management, manage the day-to-day operations, and act as point person for HR and equity related concerns. This person will be knowledgeable and passionate about equity, access, and inclusion, and iwll lead our efforts to ensure we are in alignment with our EAI values. The GM will interface with artists, staff, vendors, and other community members to ensure that planning, operational, and budget activities support our institutional goals.

This position is for a highly organized, detail-oriented leader with a demonstrated ability to establish priorities and achieve results. A high-level communicator, able to work collaboratively with leadership and staff to promote a radically supportive and inclusive environment that emphasizes cooperation and teamwork.

REPORTS TO: Executive Director

SUPERVISES: Two Part-time Operations and Finance staff

POSITION STATUS: Full-Time  Exempt 

START DATE: June 14, 2021, in-person August 2021

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

OPERATIONAL & FACILITIES MANAGEMENT
Oversee all facilities and operational needs of the organization.​
  • Maintain fire and emergency safety codes and required upgrades, create and implement evacuation plans and maintain operation and safety manuals.
  • Ensure that all necessary permitting for the facilities is obtained and up to date
  • Lead and manage The Lark's accessibility policies, procedures, and practices to continually increase the accessibilities of The Lark's facilities, communications, and programming.
  • Troubleshoot all facility problems such as plumbing, electrical, etc. and contact building and outside vendors/repair contractors as needed & organize pre-season maintenence
  • Lead and manage organization's COVID safety protocols
  • Provide logistical support for onsite and offsite programs and events
  • Staff and manage front of house volunteers and box office for all public events
  • Work with Community Engagement Manager in planning and implementing all of The Lark's community celebrations
  • Coordinate logistics and catering for staff retreats
  • Assist with other program and operations support tasks as requested.
FISCAL MANAGEMENT
  • Manage organizational budget systems to ensure prudent spending and cashflow
  • Review monthly fiscal reports from bookkeeper to ensure proper allocation of resources
  • Supervise preparation of accurate and timely financial reporting in accordance with Board needs, as specified by the Executive Director
  • Ensure retention of financial documents in compliance with auditor guidelines.
HUMAN RESOURCES
HR functions are pursued in collaboration with the Executive Director
  • Work collaboratively with the Executive and Artistic Directors on strategy, initiatives, and ongoing learning for organizational EAI growth, internal processes, policy and engagement, and work with the Executive Director to uphold and lead Lark's Equity, Access, and Inclusion efforts to ensure alignment with our mission.
  • Act as point person for HR and equity related concerns
  • Coordinate recruiting and onboarding process for new staffers
  • Schedule and coordinate annual performance assessment process
  • Maintain and update Employee Handbook
OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Support Executive Director as needed
  • Be a part of The Lark team by participating in staff meetings, staff retreats, and celebrations, and serving the mission and values of The Lark through these responsibilities

QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Innovative thinker with a strong equity, accessibility, and inclusivity analysis and communication ability
  • Experience in drafting and negotiating contracts
  • Background in general management, producing, stage management, company management
  • Experience in managing project/program budgets
  • Desire and motivation to work directly with and serve the needs of artists, staff, and audiences
  • Ability to communicate well with artists and vendors from a variety of backgrounds
  • Excellent multi-tasking, organizational, and communication (written and oral) skills
  • Team oriented, collaborative worker and thinker
  • Appreciation of the new play development process

REQUIREMENTS: (hard skills)

  • Organized problem solver.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and Google Suite
  • Knowledge of Quickbooks
  • Flexibility in schedule to account for evening events and occasional weekend events.

SALARY: $60K-65K annually

BENEFITS: Lark’s comprehensive benefits package includes: Health, Vision & Dental Insurance (after 60 days), FSA, 401K (non-matching) and Commuter benefits. 

HOW TO APPLY:

Applicants are asked to complete and submit an application using the link below. No calls please. If you have an issue with the application, send a cover letter, resume and two references in a single PDF or Word  document to jobs1@larktheatre.org. In your cover letter, please share your personal approach to the values of equity, access and inclusion and how you would contribute to the culture of the Lark. Applications are due June 25th. However, we will continue to accept applications until the role is filled.

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Communications Manager

Position Summary:

The COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER’S primary focus is to amplify -- locally, nationally and globally -- The Lark’s mission, programs and outreach efforts through a skillfully planned and executed public relations and marketing strategy.   Working directly with Lark writers, staff and the leadership team, the CM supports the vision of The Lark and affiliated artists and communicates that to the broader community.  The CM develops relationships with key journalists across the media platforms; develops captivating narratives and pitches for a wide array of programs and plays; creates innovative ways to build community around artists and their plays; and raises The Lark’s institutional profile.  The CM is responsible for all aspects of marketing, which includes creating programs, posters, press releases, brochures, newsletters, website and social media.  In all endeavors, the Communications Manager works towards the Lark’s mission and vision, and ensures that their work aligns with The Lark’s values of equity, access and inclusion.  The CM works to help make The Lark a nurturing environment where artists can fulfill their artistic potential and feel welcome, valued and wholly supported.  

Reports to: Artistic Director

Position Status: Full-Time Non - Exempt 

Start Date: July 12, 2021, in-person August 2021

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop and implement an integrated marketing and communication strategy for the organization and its programming based on a shared understanding of The Lark’s mission, vision and values.  
  • Serves as primary creative director and develops content calendar for Lark’s social media channels (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram) 
  • Imagine, strategize and implement innovative ways to raise the public profile of The Lark and uplift the artists it serves and their relative work and impact. 
  • Oversee outward facing communications, primarily but not limited to the website, social media, and press.   Responsible for the Lark’s website maintenance and its communications tools and analytics.
  • Creates  all marketing collateral, including but not limited to ticketing announcements, cross promotion, and other e-marketing messages, all of which help develop and maintain community relations and partnerships. Draft, edit and distribute The Lark’s digital newsletter. Works closely with Community Engagement Manager  and Artistic staff to create content.
  • Draft and distribute compelling pitches and press releases to garner press coverage in local and national press across mediums. Work to build and maintain press and public relations connections and relationships in the field.
  • Serve as The Lark’s primary media contact by coordinating interviews and comment requests.  Offer support to artists and staff to prepare for interviews and other public-facing events by drafting talking points, scheduling and sending reminder emails and prep script language when needed.  Track and collect press coverage for the organization, programs and artists.
  • Track advancement of Lark-developed plays and of playwrights’ successes.  
  • Oversee the communications budget
  • Continually works towards making The Lark more accessible and inclusive for onsite and online audiences.
  • Assist with other relative tasks as needed.
  • Be a part of The Lark team by participating in staff meetings, staff retreats, and celebrations. The Lark asks staff to engage in conversation and skills building in the areas of equity and inclusion, to treat everyone in The Lark community with consideration and respect, and to contribute to a healthy environment where everyone can feel welcome, heard, and whole.
  • Serves as an ambassador for The Lark and its mission with a commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion.   

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Innovative thinker with a strong commitment to equity, accessibility and inclusivity.  
  • Understanding of current media and PR strategies and trends.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills; ability to write for different audiences and channels.
  • Excellent editing and proofreading skills
  • Ability to analyze reports, determine organizational needs, and propose possible solutions to challenges.
  • Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team.
  • Working knowledge of and/or passion for the not-for-profit theatre and performance field.
  • Experience using data to tell a story that can be communicated in an easily digestible and actionable way.
  • Organized self-starter and self-directed, willing to be flexible, a positive attitude, and a willingness to adjust to a rapidly changing landscape and the possibility of unanticipated projects and demands.
  • Able to manage multiple communications projects simultaneously and able to meet established deadlines.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • 2-3 years of professional experience with 1-2 years in communications, public relations, media relations or similar career discipline.
  • Experience with web content management systems, email marketing software (MailChimp preferred), Social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram), Google Analytics, and Google Ads.
  • Knowledge of the not-for-profit theatre sector and The Lark’s place in the theatre landscape.
  • Experience in working with Adobe Creative Suite and previous work in graphic design or art direction.  

SALARY: $45k - $50k annually 

BENEFITS:  Lark’s comprehensive benefits package includes: Health, Vision & Dental Insurance (after 60 days), FSA, 401K (non-matching) and commuter benefits. 

HOW TO APPLY:

Applicants are asked to complete and submit an application using the link below. No calls please. If you have an issue with the application, send a cover letter, resume and two references in a single PDF or Word  document to jobs1@larktheatre.org. In your cover letter, please share your personal approach to the values of equity, access and inclusion and how you would contribute to the culture of the Lark. Applications are due June 11. However, we will continue to accept applications until the role is filled.

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