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NTI Administrative Assistant

CATEGORY: Administrative

The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center
Waterford, CT

Job Details


National Theater Institute Administrative Assistant, Eugene O’Neill Theater Center

The National Theater Institute (NTI) at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center (The O’Neill) is in search of an Administrative Assistant. This full-time position joins NTI as the Artistic Director’s right hand person. They will have an active role in supporting, planning, and executing all NTI programs.

Company Description

Founded in 1970, the National Theater Institute offers six semester-long undergraduate programs of professional training taught by industry professionals and master teachers as a way to help students springboard into their careers as actors, singers, directors, dancers, designers, playwrights, and composers.

The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center is the country’s preeminent organization dedicated to the development of new works and new voices for the stage. From its campus in Waterford, Connecticut, the O’Neill has been home to more than 1,000 new works for the stage and thousands more emerging artists.

The O’Neill is committed to diversifying the future of the American theater through the stories we tell, the artists telling those stories, the staff supporting our work, and the audiences in our theaters. We strive to cultivate a healthy and diverse community that recognizes the value of each individual and helps foster safety, civility, and respect for all people.

The Opportunity

The NTI Administrative Assistant will work directly with the NTI Artistic Director to support the successful planning and execution of NTI programs.

They must be an organized, creative, and efficient team member with a demonstrated background and strong interest in arts management, theater, and/or arts education.

They must demonstrate that they have the ability to critically think and strategically plan to support NTI’s students, faculty, and staff. They also must be able to communicate effectively to not only NTI staff, but also to the remaining O’Neill staff with necessary NTI information.

Among other responsibilities, the NTI Administrative Assistant will:

  • Work with and assist the NTI Artistic Director and staff to plan and execute all NTI programming (Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters). This includes scheduling faculty, planning residencies and trips, tracking expenses, and assisting with recruitment.

  • Be a resource and supporting staff member to all NTI students by observing performances and scene work when possible, implementing all NTI policies and procedures, and traveling with them on trips to local Connecticut theaters, New York City, and London.

  • Work with O’Neill staff such as the Production Manager, Company Manager, and Marketing Manager to coordinate NTI needs including travel/housing, production requirements, and marketing strategies.

  • Manage and distribute all NTI classroom calendars ensuring each class is taught for the appropriate amount of time in the appropriate space available.

  • Other duties as assigned.


Qualified candidates will have 2+ years of relevant professional experience in arts management. Also, they should be proficient with scheduling software (such as Propared), MS Office Suite, and Google workplace. Must exhibit a strong commitment to theater and the arts.


The compensation available for the role considers a variety of factors including, but not limited to individual skill set, previous/applicable experience, and other business needs. The estimated salary for this role is $40,000.

We invite and encourage applications from talented BIPOC administrators and those from other underrepresented groups to apply. Applicants should submit a cover letter, a work resume, and contact information for at least two references. Applicants should name all attached files with this format: "Last Name, First Name - Document.”


Oct 1, 2023 -


$40,000.00 – $40,000.00 per year





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