Company Manager

Company Manager, full-time, exempt position

The Company Manager will facilitate the administrative needs of a rapidly growing non-profit arts organization with a current full time staff of five. During the Festival months (May – August) this position will work directly with the Associate Producing Director and the General Manager to coordinate and implement all travel and housing needs as well as the comfort of all guest artists for a company of over 100 people. During the off season, this position will work closely with all departments, assisting with educational offerings, editing and proof reading, answering preseason Box Office phone calls, and providing general administrative support. The ideal candidate is extremely personable, warm, detail oriented, and comfortable working under pressure.

Festival Responsibilities: 

  • Coordinate guest artist travel, hospitality, and accommodations for all guest artists and staff.
  • Maintain Company Contact Lists, Personnel files, and work with General Manager to ensure well-coordinated arrivals and departures.
  • Oversee and maintain company housing in the Shepherd University dormitories and additional off campus housing. Maintain accurate inventory of CATF owned items.
  • Work with the General Manager to meet contractual housing obligations and negotiate rental agreements.
  • Pre and post season set up and strike of all housing and housing related items.
  • Handle multiple budgets including travel, hospitality, and general management expenses.
  • Coordinate with the community for possible in-kind donations and company discounts.
  • Supervise off season student interns and Festival Company Management intern team.
  • Work with Events Manager to facilitate events throughout the season such as: Sunday night movies, out of town adventures, pool parties, trips to the mall and grocers.
  • Work with the Events Manager and Associate Producing Director to coordinate educational and group programming.
  • Work with the Events Manager to plan and supervise opening night events.
  • Work with Residence Manager to ensure company members housing needs are met.
  • Calmly and effectively handle emergency situations
  • Plan and build meals for all company members during the technical rehearsal period of two weeks as well as crew meals on Sundays during the festival.

Off Season Responsibilities: 

  • Preseason Box Office support
  • Data management and tracking
  • Administrative support for the Education and Marketing departments
  • Assist in grant writing and editing
  • Assist in preseason event planning and execution
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s Degree in English, Business, and/or Theater or the equivalent in relevant experience and education
  • Excellent organizational skills, time management and delegation skills.
  • Computer knowledge including Microsoft Word, Excel, and travel search engines.
  • Grant/Creative writing experience preferred
  • Familiarity with LORT and Actors Equity Association rules and regulations.
  • Valid Driver’s license
  • Catering & Hospitality experience preferred

The Contemporary American Theater Festival is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other legally protected status. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged.


SALARY: Commensurate with experience – Full Time, Exempt position

TO APPLY: Please e-mail cover letter, resume, and three references to General Manager, Joshua Midgett, jobs@catf.org No phone calls please.


Festival staffing positions include free housing (shared suites with private bedrooms) and one day off/week. Two meals/day provided during tech. Travel is the responsibility of the staff person, but local train and airport pick-up provided. CATF is a whirlwind of activity with a company of over 100 individuals living and working together. Work ethic, sense of fun, and a commitment to the art is an absolute must.


The Contemporary American Theater Festival prides itself in offering internships where you focus the majority of your time in your assigned department, while still working in the unique community that a rotating repertory season creates. The ideal applicants for all internship positions are positive, flexible, willing to learn, able to take direction, and work well in a collaborative environment. We ask that you apply for a specific department based on your strengths and passions as a theater artist. You may apply for no more than two departments, but if hired, you will only be assigned to one. Internships usually begin in late May and end in early August, running 8-10 weeks. Join us in historic Shepherdstown, the summer home for bold, new American theater.

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CATF is proud to employ members of the following unions and associations:

Actors’ Equity Association

Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers, Inc.

United Scenic Artists


Due to limited staff resources, CATF does NOT accept unsolicited manuscripts unless submitted by an agent or an industry colleague.  We apologize for not being able to read and respond to your script.


NYC auditions are handled by McCorkle Casting, Ltd.