Business Manager

  • New York, NY
  • Full Time
  • Internal Operations
  • Manager/Supervisor


Since our founding in 1979 by Stephen Graham, New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) has fostered a community of adventurous audiences and visionary theatremakers, bringing them together to deepen our shared understanding of the world around us. We nurture pioneering new writers like Jeremy O. Harris and Celine Song and bring them into conversation with powerhouse playwrights like Ayad Akhtar and Amy Herzog. We empower inimitable auteurs like Rachel Chavkin and Lileana  Blain-Cruz and lift up emerging directors like Awoye Timpo and Sammi Cannold. We continue to maintain decades-long commitments to artists like Caryl Churchill and Dael Orlandersmith, who have shaped our very understanding of what theatre can be. 

Our productions have reached hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers, and the work we've nurtured has gone on to move millions more uptown and around the world. Seven of our productions have transferred to Broadway, and in 2019, our work was honored with 16 Tony Awards nominations— including 8 Tonys for Best Musical winner HADESTOWN—and Heidi Schreck was a Pulitzer finalist for WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME. In 2020, SLAVE PLAY garnered the most Tony nominations for a play—the most in Broadway history! Our work has been recognized with a Pulitzer Prize and numerous Tony, Obie, and Drama Desk Awards, along with the Lilly Awards for our decades-long commitment to gender equality. 

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, Board, artists, and audiences have shared in more than 175 virtual events attended by nearly 100,000 since the pandemic began. We are also thrilled to have returned to East 4th Street and are in the midst of producing our third in-person show of this season. 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 Team

Our six-person Internal Operations team is responsible for the finance, facilities, IT, and HR functions for this $8.5 million theater. The Business Manager is responsible for the daily operations of the finance department. The Business Manager reports directly to the Director of Internal Operations and oversees the Finance Coordinator and Finance Fellow.     

About the Position

  • Lead Financial Manager (with support from Director of Internal Operations) at NYTW, which includes the items below but is not limited to them.  

  • Manages month and year-end accounting and reporting, including bank reconciliations, detailed GL account analysis, and journal preparation. 

  • Manages and maintains institutional budget, in concert with the Director of Internal Operations and Managing Director. 

  • Manages cash flow and company bank accounts. 

  • Records and reconciles ticket and development revenues. 

  • Assists in Board meeting preparation and takes notes for Finance Committee meetings. 

  • Prepares financial statements, manages the annual audit process and prepares form 990 schedules. 

  • Prepares reports Finance Committee and Board of Trustees. 

  • Supplies budgets and financial information for grant applications and reports. 

  • Manages Finance Coordinator and Finance Fellow and oversees all organization's financial operations, including processing payroll, A/P, and other daily needs of the organization.  

  • Serves as Payroll administrator back up to HR Manager and manages the financial side of all employee benefits (health, dental, FSA, 403b, transit, Difference Card). 

About You

  • You possess excellent analytical skills and are highly organized and self-motivated. 

  • You have excellent bookkeeping skills and understand GAAP and the special requirements of not-for-profit accounting.  

  • You have an excellent working knowledge of MS Excel. 

  • You have the ability to maintain impeccable attention to detail and accuracy while working on multiple projects and tasks at once; excellent numerical and computational skills. 

  • You have experience in budget management, financial planning, and analysis. 


  • You have experience with capital projects. 

  • You have experience with Financial Edge and Spektrix CRM Database. 

Salary range is $60,000-$65,000. Benefits include employer-paid medical, dental, vision, 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.  

Please note that NYTW is in a hybrid work environment with Development professionals in the office at least three days a week. Our approach will continue to be evaluated based on advice from local, state, and federal authorities, and will take into account the personal situation of every employee. However, this position will require onsite, in-person activity, so the applicant should intend to reside in the greater NYC area. 

Employees must be fully-vaccinated (as defined by the CDC). If you require medical or religious accommodation please email our HR Manager, Ygor Monteiro at  

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.  




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