PORTAND PLAYHOUSE seeks an enthusiastic, energetic and skilled Business Manager to oversee the financial, HR, and overall business operations of the company, and to support The Playhouse’s artistic integrity through superior financial and project management.

Primary duties: 

FINANCIAL:  Routine data entry and record-keeping; maintain and dispense petty cash; make bank deposits; pay bills; forecast cash flow; facilitate monthly/FYE closes plus generation of financials with outsource accountant; oversee tax return submission process with outsource accountant.  Facilitate annual audit.  Liaison to board Finance Committee. 

HUMAN RESOURCES:  Process staff, artist, and casual hire payrolls, both in-house and through outsource payroll service; maintain employee records; distribute w2 and 1099 forms at TYE; on-board new employees; process workers comp claims; manage employee benefits programs (health insurance enrollment, vacation and PTO tracking).

OTHER:  Submit required statutory filings; oversee annual renewal of insurance policies; act as chief purchasing agent for company; maintain business and computer equipment.

Candidate requirements:

Proficient in QuickBooks  (at least one year of comprehensive hands-on experience);

Excellent verbal and written communication skills;

A track record of successful project management;

Adept multi-tasking in a fast-paced environment while maintaining strict attention to detail. 

Discretion and confidentiality are essential.  Four-year degree preferred.  Experience working with an arts non-profit preferred.

Candidates with understanding of and experience in the intricacies of non-profit accounting, particularly as it pertains to arts non-profits, will receive priority consideration.

Competitive salary.  Position available now.

Position can be structured to suit the ideal candidate:  PTE 20-30 hours weekly, flexible schedule (no benefits) or FTE 40 hours weekly (with benefits, including company-paid health and dental). 

To apply, please send cover letter, resume, and three professional references no later than 11/21/14 to work@portlandplayhouse.org with "Business Manager" in the subject line.  DO be certain to state in your cover letter whether you seek full-time or part-time employment, as well as your salary expectations.     

Portland Playhouse deeply values workplace diversity and encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds.  EOE.



If you are an actor interested in working at the Portland Playhouse, you can submit a headshot and resume to the email address below. Be sure to state the show and role you are submitting yourself for consideration, as well as your union status in the subject line of your email. If you are from out of town, please also state where you reside in the body of your email.

Every year we attend the Portland Area Theatre Alliance combined auditions, as well as holding season generals. Information on those can be found on the PATA and AEA websites. We hire both Equity and Non-Equity performers in accordance with union guidelines.

The casting director for Portland Playhouse is Luke Bartholomew. Submissions can be sent to casting@portlandplayhouse.org.