General Manager



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September 16, 2022

Pig Iron Theatre Company seeks a General Manager (GM) with experience in nonprofit accounting, human resources and operations management. Pig Iron is an incubator and producer of experimental performance work and also runs a 2.5-year MFA program in devised theater, in partnership with University of the Arts. The GM will, in collaboration with the Managing Director (MD), be the primary staff member responsible for the financial success and stability of Pig Iron as we re-examine our models for creating work in multiple disciplines and train the next generation of adventurous makers of hybrid performance.

Prior experience in arts management is preferred. Pig Iron is at a moment of transition in which our core artists and the graduates of our training program are expanding into recorded and digital media as well as adjacent performing arts contexts – ranging from cabaret to comedy to immersive/game-based performance. We are seeking a leader with experience in the compilation and management of complex budgets to work alongside the MD and Co-Artistic Directors as Pig Iron navigates the next chapter in its evolution.

Position summary and essential duties and responsibilities
Reporting directly to the Managing Director and working closely with the Finance Committee of the Pig Iron Board of Directors, the GM is responsible for creating and implementing the financial framework that will allow Pig Iron to bring alive its mission:” to expand what is possible in performance by creating rigorous and unusual ensemble-devised works; by training the next generation of daring, innovative theatre artists; and by consistently asking the hardest questions, both in our art and in its relation to the world around us.”

Primary Responsibilities of the Pig Iron General Manager:

  • Work with the Managing Director, Co-Artistic Directors, other department heads and the Finance Committee in developing and presenting the Annual Budget. Proactively develop strategies and related budget revisions throughout the year in response to new opportunities that arise (such as touring opportunities, pilot programs, partnerships), and as key budget assumptions change.
  • Oversee all budgeting, accounting and related financial reporting systems. This includes the tracking and management of accounts receivable, payroll administration and payroll tax compliance, vendor payments and accounts payable, bank and other account reconciliations, and financial reporting (internal and external). Experience with Quickbooks or a similar accounting software required.
  • Monitor cash flow, and manage any necessary long-term or short-term investments and/or borrowings in compliance with applicable laws, programs or governing documents. Establish and maintain relationships with banks and key vendors, including landlords, insurance providers, software vendors and consultants.
  • Manage and provide timely reporting to the MD and Board of Directors on the Pig Iron annual budget to ensure both short- and long-term stability. Prepare and present a budget report and forecast to the Board of Directors at all scheduled board meetings (5 annually).
  • Communicate regularly and actively with the Finance Committee, through regularly scheduled Finance Committee meetings, and as needed on an ad hoc basis to discuss matters of financial significance.
  • Ensure the completeness and accuracy of accounting records, and the effective design and operation of internal accounting and business controls.
  • Ensure compliance with GAAP reporting requirements, and with applicable regulatory requirements. Prepare for and facilitate the timely completion of the annual external financial statement audit, Form 990, and other applicable regulatory filings, including license reporting and renewal.
  • Manage and supervise human resources through administration of benefits, personnel management, orientation, ongoing development of policies and employee handbook.
  • Oversee management of facilities, improvements, information technology and equipment to ensure a consistently safe and efficient environment.
  • As key administrator working with University of the Arts financial team, maintain sustainable financial planning for long-term success of Pig Iron School while maintaining regular proactive communication with UArts; oversee financial transactions between UArts and Pig Iron.
  • Develop grant budgets and financial reporting to foundations and other funders; track and report on restricted funds and multi-year grants.
  • Collaborate with the Director of Development to track and report on all contributed income. Support development efforts with accurate and timely tracking to ensure success in fundraising efforts.
  • Supervise School and Office Administrator in management of faculty contracts, space rental requests, financial schedules, tax paperwork and other related activities.
  • Support and collaborate with MD in their review of policies and practices to ensure and communicate a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.


The ideal candidate will be innovative, entrepreneurial, and organized, and comfortable with ambiguity, with 3-5 years’ experience in nonprofit accounting and financial management. We seek a person who is comfortable thinking and communicating about ambitious ideas, managing through uncertain conditions, and who enjoys engaging with diverse artistic and social resources to advance Pig Iron as a community partner, consistent with our mission.

Qualified applicants will be skilled at managing complex budgets and possess strong written and oral communication abilities. Experience with Google Workspace and QuickBooks or a similar accounting software required. Training in QuickBooks Online will be offered during onboarding if needed.