Artistic Coordinator


Artistic Coordinator

CATEGORY: Administrative

New York Theatre Workshop
New York, NY 10003


Megan Marshall

Job Details


About New York Theatre Workshop:

At New York Theatre Workshop, we work relentlessly to empower visionary theatre‐makers and bring their work to adventurous audiences through productions, artist workshops and education and community engagement programs. We nurture groundbreaking writers like Celine Song and Nathan Alan Davis alongside powerhouse playwrights like Amy Herzog and Ayad Akhtar. We empower inimitable auteur‐directors like Rachel Chavkin and Sam Gold and give invaluable support to tremendous talents like Whitney White and Lileana Blain‐Cruz in the earliest days of their careers. We maintain decades‐long relationships with legendary theatremakers like Will Power, Ivo van Hove, Dael Orlandersmith, and Caryl Churchill, who have shaped our very understanding of what theatre can be.

Since our founding in 1979, we've produced over 150 fully‐realized productions including Jonathan Larson's Rent; Tony Kushner's Homebody/Kabul; Doug Wright's Quills; Claudia Shear's Dirty Blonde; Rick Elice’s Peter and the Starcatcher; Glen Hansard, Markéta Irglová and Enda Walsh’s Once; and David Bowie and Enda Walsh’s Lazarus. Enabling our artists to push boundaries generates work like Anaïs Michell’s Hadestown, Mfoniso Udofia’s Ufot Family Cycle, Heidi Schreck’s What the Constitution Means to Me and Jeremy O. Harris’s Slave Play. NYTW productions have received a Pulitzer Prize, 25 Tony Awards, 2 Grammy Awards and numerous Obie, Drama Desk and Lucille Lortel Awards.

But that’s not what we’re proudest of. We take the greatest satisfaction from the community we’ve built, and the perspective‐shifting experiences we’ve delivered along the way. Even in the middle of a global pandemic, our community has continued to deepen existing connections and expand into new ones. From calls to check in on each other to grants for our artists to brand new education programming, our staff, trustees, artists and audiences have shared in in more than 70 virtual events attended by nearly 70,000 people over the past twelve months. We all think that theatre can bring people together, change the conversation, and have a profound impact. We feel fortunate to get to support it. If that sounds like something you’re interested in too, we’d love to meet you.

About the Artistic Staff:

Our Artistic Department includes our Artistic Director, three Director level positions that oversee Casting, Dramaturgy and Artistic Producing, our Artistic Fellows Advisor, Tow Playwright-in-Residence and an Artistic Administrative Fellow. The Artistic Department structure is highly collaborative: each position contributes different strengths and areas of focus to the artistic work and relationships of the Workshop. The coordinator level position will report directly to the Artistic Workshop Producer and support the full department on a day to day basis in collaboration with the Artistic Administrative Fellow. We work closely together as an ensemble and the addition of the Coordinator position is an opportunity to recalibrate and think critically about the things we do and how we do them.

About The Position:

As the Artistic Department works collaboratively, in addition to specific job duties, the Artistic Coordinator will participate in holistic department-wide conversations about the artistic life of the theatre, building relationships with artists, reimagining our artistic programs and practices, how to make work during the COVID-19 era and beyond.

Artistic Coordinator will play an important role in reading, scouting, and reviewing project proposals for artistic department programs inclusive of Mondays @ 3, summer residencies and the 2050 Fellowship.

Manage proposal processes for artistic programs. Update guidelines and language and review these processes annually.

Serve as line producer of developmental readings.

Sustain relationship with NYTW script readers and track reader responses.

Manage administration for summer residencies including communication with artists, booking travel, and coordinating with partners.

Support communications and relations between NYTW and its artistic communities, inclusive of Usual Suspects newsletters and correspondence with artists.

Provide critical support for all of NYTW’s artistic activities in the following areas:

          Process payment for artists for all workshop activities, virtual programming, and audition processes.

          Reconcile monthly credit cards.

          Track and reconcile departmental budgets.

          Book space as needed for workshops and casting sessions.

          Schedule meetings for artistic department within NYTW and with outside artists and constituents.

About You:

You are committed to an equitable and inclusive community.

You are passionate about theater, new plays and supporting artists in the creation of new work.

You possess a strong knowledge of the theater and performance landscape of New York City and the broader American Theater.

You embrace the administrative work required to build and sustain artistic visions and projects.

You have demonstrated experience handling the logistics of a complex project or event.

You are comfortable managing multiple projects concurrently.

You are highly organized and detail-oriented.

You are both self-motivated and thrive in a collective structure.

You know when to ask for help.


You have experience writing and reviewing script reports.

You have experience working with budgets.

You are interested in curation.


Salary is $50,000. Benefits include employer paid medical, dental and life insurance and paid time off.  NYTW has several affinity spaces as well as a Core Team of staff members across the organization committed to moving specific initiatives forward in our focus on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. 

We know there are great candidates that may not have all of the qualifications listed above but possess intuitive knowledge or other fully transferable skills. If that’s you, don’t hesitate to apply and tell us about yourself.

To apply, please use the following hyperlink and fill out the required fields on the job application: Artistic Coordinator Job Application.

NYTW is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). We are committed to diversity in all areas of our work, on and offstage. We encourage applicants with a unique cultural perspective inclusive of race, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, class, physical ability and sexual orientation.

Please note that NYTW is currently working remotely, but we plan to return to the office in the coming months. Our approach will be based on advice from local, state, and federal authorities, and will take into account the personal situation of every employee. However, this position will eventually require onsite, in-person activity, so the applicant should intend to reside in the greater NYC area.