Reports to Lindsay Allbaugh, Associate Artistic Director
Work Location Los Angeles and Culver City
Working With Artistic Director and Artistic/Production/Management Staff
Work Schedule Full-time. Including evenings and weekends.
Status Exempt
Compensation $1,280.00-$1,307.70/week, equivalent to $66,560-$68,000.40 annualized.
Benefit Status Eligible

About The Company  

At Center Theatre Group, we believe theatre creates an extraordinary connection between artists and audiences that only starts on the stage. Theatre creates the energy that feeds a city, a culture, and a society. Theatre reflects the community it serves. As one of the nation’s most influential nonprofit theatre companies, we proudly continue our more than 50-year tradition of using the art of theatre to broaden horizons and illuminate new perspectives.  

Center Theatre Group is one of the nation’s leading arts and cultural organizations. Producing theatre year-round at the 2,200 seat Ahmanson Theatre, 750 seat Mark Taper Forum and 315 seat Kirk Douglas Theatre, CTG fills these three stages with the highest quality and broadest range of theatre: groundbreaking new works, explosive productions of the classics and hit Broadway plays and musicals. CTG’s mission is to entertain, but also to provoke and to inspire, to nurture new artists, attract new audiences and develop community outreach and arts education programs. We believe that the art of theatre is a cultural force that has the power to transform the lives of individuals and society at large.  

Center Theatre Group seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to create an antiracist, socially just, and inclusive presence in Los Angeles and our surrounding community. Applicants from populations historically underrepresented in the theatre field are strongly encouraged to apply.  

Position Summary  

The Artistic Programs Manager will be integral to CTG’s Artistic programs administration in the areas of: producing of artistic events/engagements, artistic programs design, implementation, management and evaluation. The Artistic Programs Manager will primarily support CTG’s new “CTG: FWD” initiative, new work development activities and other special projects and programs undertaken by the Artistic Department.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:  

Primary Duties 

  • Serve as line producer and programs manager for: CTG: FWD which includes the LA Artists/Companies residency program, LA Theater Summits, special one-night events, Writer’s Workshop Festival and other artistic programs as assigned.
  • In collaboration with the Artistic team, develop long-range strategic goals for assigned artistic programs.
  • Demonstrate an ongoing to commitment to CTG’s equity, diversity and inclusion initiatives and demonstrate an ongoing commitment to ensuring an anti-racist work environment and culture.
  • Develop, maintain and reconcile budgets for assigned artistic programs in coordination with the Management, Artistic, Production and Finance departments to maintain accurate and timely financial oversight of Artistic programs and activities. 
  • Meet regularly with Artistic and Management staff to provide updates, progress reports and address concerns relating to any event or project. 
  • Coordinate with other CTG departments to meet logistical needs of projects. 
  • Attend rehearsals and performances, as needed. 
  • In collaboration with the Artistic team and/or outside Casting Directors, coordinate the administration for casting sessions when needed.  

General support to Artistic staff  

  • Collaborate with Artistic staff to support new project development and maintain and upkeep ongoing initiatives.
  • Support CTG’s Artistic Director, Associate Artistic Director and Director of Equity, Belonging, Engagement in implementing CTG’ artistic vision.
  • Represent the Artistic Department at external events, meetings and conferences as needed.  
  • Serve as a liaison between the Artistic department and various departments within CTG to ensure a clear flow of information and ideas.  

Artistic Administration

  • With Management, track department budgets. 
  • Participate on cross-departmental working groups as assigned. 
  • Respond to inquiries about Artistic programs. 
  • Work collaboratively across CTG departments and with creative teams. 
  • Update and maintain CTG Artistic databases of directors, designers, playwrights, etc.
  • Attend shows, festivals, workshops, readings and represent CTG to the Los Angeles theater community as requested.

Knowledge and Essential Skills  

  • Experience with theatrical administration and producing and integrating practices of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion within this work. 
  • Detail-oriented with excellent organizational skills. 
  • Experience with the budgeting process. 
  • Ability to effectively communicate, both orally and in writing. 
  • Ability to adapt to rapidly changing conditions and thrive under multiple deadlines and shifting priorities with a high degree of creativity, initiative and resourcefulness.
  • Regularly exercise good judgment, independent thought and discretion. 
  • Ability to lead with the spirit of collaboration, as well as work within a team structure. 
  • Ability to maintain highly confidential information and maintain and work within a professional work environment. 
  • Self-motivated work ethic with the ability to follow up/follow through and multi-task independently. 
  • Awareness and understanding of the professional theater landscape, including new work and contemporary performance.
  • Familiarity with relevant theatrical unions.

All employees are required to pass a background check. 

CTG is committed to a safe and healthy work environment. We strongly encourage all employees to stay current with COVID-19 vaccines and boosters.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by the personnel so classified. Management reserves the right to revise or amend duties at any time.  

To Apply

Please email your resume and cover letter and three references to: 

Please be sure to include the position title in the subject line of your email.   Due to the high volume of submissions received, emails without this information may not be considered.  

We are looking for a passionate theatre administrator. In your cover letter, please let us know why you think you are a great fit for this position. Also, please indicate how you became aware of this job opportunity, e.g., name of website, current employee, other source.  

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.   We will contact qualified candidates to set up interviews.  

Center Theatre Group is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any applicant on the basis of race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, color, ancestry, disability, age, national origin, pregnancy, veteran/military status, genetic information or any other basis prohibited by law. Center Theatre Group will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.  We support, promote and embrace a diverse workforce.