Baltimore Center Stage is seeking an Artistic Administrator. The Artistic Administrator is primarily responsible for the communication and fiscal management of the Artistic budget; is the primary point of contact and responsible party with Actors Equity Association, Society of Stage Directors, and the local musicians’ union. The Artistic Administrator supervises Company Management.
Under the leadership of Artistic Director Kwame Kwei-Armah and Managing Director Michael Ross, BCS produces six mainstage shows and a wide range of other artistic and community programs. We are committed to being an inclusive workplace, and strongly believe in the importance of having a diverse group of individuals represented both onstage and off.
Specific responsibilities include:
- Develop and manage annual Artistic budgets: provide Director of Finance with budget numbers for artistic programming when developing annual operating budget; track and project monthly, current year artistic operating expenses; participate in the presentation of budget line responsibilities (both current and future) to critical staff and at board presentations when necessary
- Participation in Artistic staff meetings with a focus on the fiscal and operational impact of artistic programming, season planning, and strategic planning: attend Artistic staff meetings and hold responsibility for the development of budget projections in the planning process; represent union requirements and operational consideration in programming discussions
- The contracting of guest artists including: actors, directors, musicians, choreographers, and production related consultants: represent Center Stage with union affiliations (AEA, SDC, and local Musicians) and hold responsibility for maintenance of those union agreements; negotiation of contract terms for all guest artists and consultants; communication on status of contracting to those required; creation of contracts for above; communication of contractual information to those who need to know
- Manage the filing of AEA and SDC union contracts, and the disbursement of other information necessary to other departments: insure appropriate distribution of union contract filings; responsible for the payment process of AEA and SDC contracts for/with the business office; communicate agent payments to Business Office
- Conduct local auditions and required union auditions as required: coordinate the logistics of auditions in collaboration with artistic colleagues; act as casting director for ‘in-house’ casting needs; oversee maintenance of actor database and response to actor submissions
- Supervision of Company Management: provide Artist contact information for transportation and housing coordination; oversee concierge services to maintain excellence; conduct regular check-ins with visiting artist on their Center Stage experience
Undergraduate degree required; a minimum of three years of related work experience, excellent interpersonal communication skills, including active listening; strong organizational skills with excellent attention to details, accuracy, and dependability; proficiency in Excel, Word, Outlook, and other Microsoft software is essential; ability to navigate and collaborate with a diverse workforce across all levels of the organization; commitment to Baltimore Center Stage’s core mission and an enthusiasm for the performing arts.
Position is fulltime with benefits.
Reports to: Associate Artistic Director
Start Date: Immediate