Director of Artistic Development, Second Stage Theater

New York, NY

Second Stage Theater seeks a Director of Artistic Development Responsible for internal artistic workflow and identifying and developing artistic product for the institution

Specification of Responsibility and Authority: 

Identify and propose plays for production in all venues of institution.

Identify and cultivate projects through developmental work to expand institutional pipeline needs and/or foster relationships with artists.

Project coordination for work in development including casting coordination and other facilitation as required.

Organize and manage play commissioning program.

Cover readings, workshops, productions and festivals, in NYC and regionally.

Facilitate writer/director talkbacks for events when required.

Serve as artist liaison for company-wide artistic events.

Provide artistic content for marketing materials and grant proposals as needed.

Provide production coverage for the Artistic Director and Associate Artistic Director when necessary.

Coordinate activities of Artistic Committee including defining agenda and priorities for committee, creation of materials for discussion, and distribution of meeting minutes.

Description of Relationships: 

Reports to the Artistic Producer

Work closely with the Artistic Director

Manage literary intern(s)

Assist in management of Artistic Fellow

Assist playwrights and directors on work in development

Establish and maintain relationships with artists and peers in industry Work with 2ST commissioned writers

Measure of Accountability: 

Accountable to Artistic Producer for management and execution of all above responsibilities and functions

Second Stage Theater produces an adventurous range of premieres, musicals, bold new interpretations of contemporary plays, and unique theatrical experiences from America’s most dynamic writers of the 21st century. Through the discovery of emerging talent, the commissioning of new work, and the creation of a training base for directors, Second Stage reflects the diverse city and the world we live in today and reaches an ever‐growing audience through its Broadway runs, national tours and regional productions. Second Stage is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and strongly encourages all interested parties to apply.

This is a full‐time, salaried position. Generous benefit package including health/dental insurance, paid time off, Summer Fridays, and 401(k) with employee contribution included. For more information on Second Stage, visit

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