General Manager

Little Island seeks a General Manager to join the Artistic Programming team. The General Manager is a key member of the Artistic Programming team and will facilitate the execution of the administrative, operational, and financial objectives of the department, including artist contracts and relations, budgeting and finance, human resources, and compliance. The ideal General Manager will own and maintain departmental administrative systems with excellence, ensuring alignment between Little Island’s artistic and administrative teams. 

The General Manager is an adaptable critical thinker with a keen attention to detail, a passion for collaborative problem-solving, and experience upholding the administrative foundation of an artistic department. They have an inclusive and detailed approach to supporting and communicating complex information to artists and their representatives. Candidates with experience supporting a variety of artistic disciplines are strongly encouraged to apply. This role reports directly to the Director of Artistic Programming, and their work is executed in close partnership with the Business Affairs, Human Resource, and Finance departments. 


About the Role

  • Salary Range: $85,000 – $95,000 per year 
  • Job Type: Full-Time, Year-Round 
  • Employment Classification: Exempt 
  • Schedule Expectations: The General Manager will mostly be scheduled to work a flexible afternoon-evening schedule during the programming season and is predicted to work a more traditional Monday-Friday during the winter. Flexible availability in schedule is required. 
  • Projected Start Date: January 2, 2024 
  • How to Apply: Please visit our website for more information about the role and click the ‘Apply Here’ button to submit your application. If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, interviewing, or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please let us know at 

What You’ll Do

  • Negotiate, develop, and track, all agreements, contracts, insurance and technical riders for artists, performers, and creative personnel, their representatives, and their collaborators to ensure expectations are managed clearly and proactively in line with Little Island’s contract administration processes 
  • Draft, negotiate and execute all commission, production, vendor, presenting and license agreements looping in stakeholders when relevant 
  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with artist and artist representation   
  • Create and manage the Artistic Programming budget, maintaining clear projections and budget to actuals, ensuring all expenses are negotiated and executed within the allotted budget 
  • Partner with the Finance department on the drafting, processing, and execution of all financial paperwork and check requests, including artist payroll and contractor payments, union benefit payments, reimbursements, approving department expenses, and ensuring compliance with chart of accounts and internal organizational policies
  • In partnership with the COO, Assistant Director of Human Resource Operations and the Director of Artistic Programming, manage relationships with artist and labor unions as needed
  • Oversee and manage the seasonal Artistic Programming hiring plan and partner with HR in the orientation, onboarding and offboarding of those team members
  • Arrange and execute housing and travel planning for artists and creative personnel when require
  • Partner with COO and Assistant Director of Business Affairs to ensure compliance with Little Island’s lease as it relates to the production of onsite events
  • Provide detailed administrative support and thought leadership across the Artistic Programming department, ensuring all administrative systems are clear and consistent with the larger organization’s needs
  • Support Artistic Programming team on special projects and initiatives as assigned by the Director of Artistic Programming and Artistic Director

What You Bring 

  • 5+ years’ experience in company management or general management working with artists and creative teams of all disciplines is required
  • Excitement for applying and adapting industry knowledge to Little Island’s start-up environment, helping to evolve new programming approach 
  • Respect for Little Island’s mission and values, including understanding that the focus of our work is to support the creative process and personnel involved in it 
  • Strong skills in executing contract negotiations and administration on behalf of an artistic institution with consideration for artist experience 
  • Passion for driving systems and processes at a high level cross-departmentally and contributing to our culture of camaraderie and excellence 
  • Demonstrated experience in budget development and management 
  • High degree of organization, attention to detail, and ability to multi-task and juggle competing priorities 
  • Critical thinking and collaborative problem-solving skills 
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills 
  • High emotional intelligence and interpersonal savvy 
  • Ability to cope with change and ambiguity comfortably and effectively 
  • Ability to understand and use discretion 
  • Proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite, particularly Excel and Outlook 
  • Ability to work in U.S.

Benefits and Perks

  • 15 days’ vacation, 7 sick days, up to 3 personal days annually; prorated based on hire date
  • Health Benefits: Medical, dental & vision care 
  • 401(k) retirement plan 
  • Commuter benefits 
  • Flexible spending accounts 
  • Basic Life Insurance, Short & Long-Term Disability 
  • Employee Assistance Program 
  • Access to discounts at neighborhood businesses  

Life at Little Island

  • Park employees will spend time onsite at Little Island working in outdoor weather conditions, navigating the entire park multiple times a day, and interacting with park visitors to ensure operations are running effectively. Little Island is ADA compliant, and park employees are committed to fostering an inclusive environment for each other and our park’s visitors.   
  • Little Island’s Headquarters, located near the park, provides an open floor plan office, shared work areas and kitchen, a locker room, rehearsal space, and storage for the park. It is a dynamic and multi-use space where employees and artists can collaborate, connect, and unwind in between shifts, meetings, and events. 
  • All park employees are expected to actively participate in our communal commitment to employee safety and health and all related employee policies. Based on guidance from global and local health authorities, Little Island has adopted a mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Policy for all employees, unless a reasonable accommodation is approved. Potential employees will be given the opportunity to provide proof of vaccination or request a reasonable accommodation at the start of employment. 
  • Little Island is a proud equal opportunity employer and considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, familial or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status. In short, you are welcome here no matter who you are, where you come from, or what you look like. Our park is for everyone, and so is our workplace.