PYTA Is Hiring: PYTA Manager

The Theater Offensive’s mission is to present the diversity of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer lives in art so bold it breaks through personal isolation, challenges the status quo and builds thriving communities. The Theater Offensive seeks an experienced arts administrator for a full-time exempt position to oversee the programs of the Pride Youth Theater Alliance (PYTA) as the PYTA Manager. Members of the LGBTQ community and People of Color are highly encouraged to apply.

PYTA Manager Position Description:

The PYTA Manager, supervised by the Director of Programs, will provide program and staff management for the Pride Youth Theater Alliance programming. Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Maintain relationships with local/national/international artists, collaborators, funders and community members, including current and prospective organizations and individuals of PYTA (see description below)

  • Develop program models in conjunction with the Director of Programs

  • Supervise a team of people, including a part-time PYTA Administrator, a contractual Conference Coordinator, Interns and Youth Fellows

  • Maintain relationships with PYTA Board Members and attend quarterly meetings for informational purposes

  • Oversee the collection, data entry and analysis of all evaluation data

  • Maintain Filemaker Pro database to organize information, demographics and evaluation data for all PYTA programs

  • Contribute materials relevant to grant proposals, contract management and reports to program funders

  • Oversee PYTA website content, including calendar listings, resources, announcements, discussion boards

  • Generate content for newsletters, e-blasts, social media and press communications

  • Oversee general administrative duties including answering phones, processing mail, routing information, calendar management, filing, maintaining records, files, databases, contracts, payments, reports and evaluations and other day-to day tasks

  • Actively participate in staff planning and coordination meetings – staff meetings, directors meetings, staff retreats, Anti-Racism Working Group, and caucuses.


  • Minimum of 4 years of full-time managing experience in a non-profit arts organization required

  • Experience working among People of Color and with LGBTQ populations

  • Familiarity with local, regional and national arts and LGBTQ-specific organizations

  • Proven track record of program planning, management and oversight, including hiring, contracting and payments

  • Strong writing, proofreading skills, office management skills

  • Strong record keeping, file management, ability to manage multiple tasks in a timely and accurate manner

  • Knowledge of self and own experience with privilege and oppression

  • Experience with both Mac and PC, Google Calendar, and Doodle Polls

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with staff, artists, youth and collaborating organizations

  • Education/Training: BA in relevant area or comparable experience preferred

  • Occasional evening/weekend work required

  • Familiarity with Filemaker Pro or similar databases, for data entry, data management and report generation

  • Exposure to program evaluation/assessment skills, including creation, implementation, data analysis and reporting.

  • Bi-lingual English-Spanish, a plus

Pride Youth Theater Alliance Description:

The Pride Youth Theater Alliance (PYTA) is a growing network that advances the practice of Queer Youth Theater by providing emerging and established leaders in the field with resources and opportunities to exchange, collaborate, and learn. PYTA began as a cohort of directors, educators, and activists representing Queer Youth Theater (QYT) programs from across the U.S. and Canada. The alliance was officially founded in 2012 to collectively raise awareness and place institutional unity behind the work of individual QYT programs, the field at large, and the needs of communities where QYT groups exist. The Theater Offensive works closely with the PYTA Board, which is a collective body of constituents that give guidance and advice on PYTA programs and structures.

Application Deadline: February 13, 2017

Position Type: Full-Time salaried position

Start Date: April 1, 2017

Compensation: $42,500-47,500, commensurate with experience

Benefits: 100% Health Insurance, plus paid vacation, holidays, sick and personal time

How to Apply: Interested candidates are invited to submit their resume and a cover letter (Microsoft Word or PDF Format) via email to with the subject line “PYTA Manager”. Please DO NOT call or drop in.

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