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The Pearl seeks an enthusiastic, energetic, and competent Business Manager to oversee day-to-day operations of its $1.8m organization.  Responsibilities include financial management, contracts, liaising with theatrical unions, and other tasks as assigned.  The successful applicant will have a passion for theatre, demonstrated success in bookkeeping and/or financial management, excellent organizational skills, ability to effectively prioritize tasks, and a keen attention to detail.  Extensive knowledge of QuickBooks accounting software required.
Benefits include health insurance, vision insurance, dental insurance, and paid vacation. Salary: competitive.


  • accounts payable/receivable and bank deposits

  • payroll processing and journal entries

  • reconcile petty cash, box office and concession income

  • maintain, monitor and report on weekly cash flow

  • maintain vendor filing system

  • financial management and reconciliation

  • HR and benefits administration including unemployment filings

  • audit prep works and all tax paperwork

  • support Artistic Director on project/general operating budgets and planning

  • document actuals/projections to full year org budgets

  • prepare Cultural Data Project (CDP)

  • Maintain insurance files

  • Booking credit card charges into Quickbooks & completing bank and credit card reconciliations



  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in business or management

  • Minimum of 4 years prior bookkeeping experience, and 2-3 years in an art-related non-profit.

  • Accuracy and facility with financial accounting

  • Excellent working knowledge of QuickBooks, ADP payroll, and Microsoft Office suite

  • Friendly outgoing personality and a strong work ethic in a team setting

  • Professional discretion, and ability to work with sensitive and confidential information


The Business Manager will report directly to the Artistic Director while working closely with the Production Manager, Marketing Director, Development Associate and Board Treasurer.


Please send cover letter, resume, and three references to with "Business Manager" in the subject line.  The Pearl deeply values workplace diversity and encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds.


The Position

Box Office Assistants will staff the box office for The Pearl Theatre Company’s new 160-seat venue on West 42nd Street. These seasonal positions will run from early October to mid June with some breaks between productions. The performance schedule is 8 performances per week, Tuesday – Sunday. Box Office staff arrival time is 90 minutes prior to curtain through the wrap of each performance (about 30 minutes post-curtain time). These are part time positions. Compensation: $15/hour.

• Selling tickets via Patron Manager ticket software system
• Providing excellent customer service in person, on the telephone, and via email
• Addressing inquiries from The Pearl’s large subscriber base, as well as group sales and single ticket buyer inquiries
• Handling will-call pick up, telephone sales, and walk up sales
• Creating and printing daily reports
• Staying informed about all Pearl productions, promotions and vouchers
• Other box office duties as assigned

• Minimum of 1 year prior box office and/or customer service experience using a computerized ticketing system (i.e. Patron Manager, Tessitura, SmartTix, etc.)
• Well-spoken, articulate
• Good with numbers
• Accurate cash handling
• Computer literate (Excel, Word, etc.)
• Friendly outgoing personality and enjoy working with the public
• Professional appearance
• Discretion in working with confidential information

Please send cover letter, resume, and three references to with "Box Office Assistant" in the subject line.  The Pearl deeply values workplace diversity and encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds.


General Audition Information

All General Auditions for the season are completed. 

Please see our submission guidelines to be considered for casting opportunities for the upcoming season.

Headshot and resume submissions are accepted on a rolling basis via mail ONLY. Please do not electronically submit your headshot and resume for consideration unless the casting notice requests it.

The Pearl operates in accordance with LORT D rules with Actors’ Equity Association.

Equity Actors:

  • The Pearl holds Equity Principal Auditions annually, usually April or May.

  • Headshot and resume submissions are accepted by mail for consideration.

  • Agent submissions are requested as particular roles are available.

Non-Equity Actors:

The Pearl considers non-union actors primarily for Acting Apprenticeships. Acting Apprentices understudy specific roles in season productions and receive a modest stipend (reimbursement for travel expenses) and EMC points as permitted by Actor's Equity Association.

  • Non-Equity Actors are seen at annual Equity Principal Auditions, as time permits.

  • Non-Equity actors may submit their headshot and resume by mail for consideration.

Our Resident Acting Company of 13 members fill about half the contract roles available each season. We are always seeking new, skilled actors with training and interest in classical repertory to work with us as guest artists. 

We enthusiastically endorse non-traditional casting.  Different-abled, mature, and ethnically diverse actors are strongly encouraged to submit and audition.

To submit headshots and resumes for general consideration, mail to:

The Pearl Theatre Company
555 West 42nd Street
New York, NY 10036

Audition Requirements:

  • ALL Actors are to prepare two brief monologues.

  • One must be classical (Shakespeare is preferred), the second piece may be classical or contemporary.

  • Combined length for both pieces must be less than two minutes.


Dan Daily
Rosmersholm, 2010
Photo by Gregory Costanzo
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The Pearl Theatre Company
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555 West 42nd Street
New York, NY 10036
(212) 563-9261
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