Posted March 31st, 2015 at 11:05 am.

Bucks County Playhouse is a year-round nonprofit professional theatre with a $2 million budget and a full-time staff of 20.  Founded in 1939, Bucks County Playhouse is located on the banks of the Delaware River in beautiful New Hope, Pennsylvania, and re-opened in 2012 following a multi-million dollar restoration.  Under the direction of Tony Award-winning producers Alexander Fraser and Robyn Goodman, the Playhouse presents a full season of plays, musicals and special events.  Its production of Terrence McNally’s Mothers and Sons moved to Broadway in 2014 and was nominated for three Tony Awards.  Activities are held in the 410-seat Playhouse with three bars, a café and a metered parking lot; Lambertville Hall, a former church used for educational activities; and the administrative offices.

The Playhouse seeks a strong, action-oriented and decisive General Manager with excellent nonprofit financial skills, a solid background in theatrical production and a proven ability to accomplish multiple goals in a timely fashion, bringing both productions and the institution in on budget.  The General Manager is a member of the executive leadership team and reports to the Producing Director.


Responsible for day to day operations of the Playhouse, working with each department head (Education, Development, Marketing, Production/facilities, Bar/concessions and Audience Services) to ensure timely, efficient execution of goals and meeting financial projections.

Leads both long-range strategic and annual season planning.

Develops and implements annual operating and production budgets plus administrative and financial policies for the organization.

Reviews monthly financials with Controller and Finance Manager and provides strategic analysis.

Maintains relationships with booking agents and producers in the field for presenting and rental opportunities during non-producing months.

Supervises Audience Services and all box office services, working with Director of Audience Services to ensure quality service by establishing and enforcing organization standards.

Supervises Associate GM and Company Manager in the following:

Creation of production budgets;

Working with Production Manager in adherence to production budgets and ensuring efficient scheduling and supervision of load-in, tech, rehearsals, and preview performances;

Negotiating presentation and rental contracts, supervising engagements and all financial settlements.

Oversees all contractual negotiations with artists, creative teams, administrative and production staffs.

Oversees on- and off-site metered parking lots plus a growing valet parking concession.

Performs all HR-related duties including personnel search and negotiation of employment contracts, tracking all employee reviews as well as new hire orientation and exit interviews.

With Finance Manager, oversees office management (including IT) and monitors and reviews all insurance policies for the theatre; handles all insurance related questions or needs.

Represents Playhouse at community events as needed.



Applicants should have a Bachelor’s Degree and a minimum of 7 years of relevant experience in the theatre.

Excellent communication skills

Proficiency in Windows and Mac OS

Ability to multitask and manage multiple projects at once


Salary:  Commensurate with experience

To Apply

BCP is a Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes all qualified applicants.


Please send letter of interest, resume and salary requirements to:  Please include “General Manager” in your subject line.

Filed under: Executive Level by Margie DuBrow

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