Thursday, 16 February 2017 03:31

Executive Assistant to the Artistic Director

Sponsoring Organization

The Public Theater



425 Lafayette St. New York, NY 10003


Until Filled




The Public Theater is seeking a highly organized and unflappable administrator to support the Artistic Director and keep up with a fast-paced work environment. The individual in this position supervises the Executive Office Assistant and reports to the Artistic Director.

Specific responsibilities include

 Prioritizing correspondence (determining what can be handled independently)
 Managing Artistic Director’s calendar,
 Strategizing scheduling priorities, working closely with senior staff
 Ensuring the Artistic Director has all materials for meetings
 Oversight of writing deadlines.
 Researching and making opening night gift recommendations
 Coordinating the Artistic Director’s local transportation and travel
 Assist with logistics for classes at both NYU and St Anne’s (draft syllabus, scheduling)
 Handle all speaking engagements, acting as liaison with hosting organizations

The Public is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Applicants from populations underrepresented in the theater field are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, familial status, sexual orientation, national origin, ability, age, or veteran status.

Requirements: The ideal candidate will have experience handling a wide range of executive support related tasks and will be able to work independently with little or no supervision. Must be exceedingly well organized and flexible. The ability to interact with staff at all levels, sometimes under pressure, remaining proactive, resourceful and efficient, with a high level of professionalism and confidentiality is crucial to this role. Excellent written and verbal communication skills, strong decision making ability and attention to detail are equally important. Must be simultaneously assertive and diplomatic, and able to work as part of a team. Knowledge of the industry a plus. Strongly prefer: 2+ years’ experience in executive level support, excellent calendar management skills, strong knowledge of Word, Excel, and Outlook , experience scheduling travel arrangements for management.

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