Employment Opportunities

The Coterie is committed to being a diverse, inclusive, and equitable workplace. One where all employees and volunteers, whatever their gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, sexual orientation or identity, education or disability, feels valued and respected. We are committed to a nondiscriminatory approach and provide equal opportunity for employment and advancement in all of our departments, programs, and worksites. We respect and value diverse life experiences and heritages and ensure that all voices are valued and heard. Studies have shown that marginalized communities - such as women, LGBTQ+ and people of color - are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification.

If your past experience does not align perfectly but you are excited about an opportunity, we encourage you to apply.

Business and Operations Manager

POSITION: Business and Operations Manager

REPORTS TO: Executive Director

JOB TYPE: Exempt position, minimum 40 hours/week (salaried)

SALARY RANGE: $45,000 - $55,000; Full Health and Dental Insurance; SIMPLE IRA plan



For more than 40 years, The Coterie has provided professional classic and contemporary theatre which challenges audience and artist, as well as educational, dramatic outreach programs in the community. We are in search of a Business and Operations Manager to join our team of dedicated and talented artists and non-profit professionals. We seek to open lines of communication between races, genders, and generations by redefining children’s theatre to include families and diverse audiences. The person in this position is responsible for completing functions primarily in the areas of finance, human resources, and office management. In addition, the person in this position will support and uplift The Coterie’s mission and values and will demonstrate a commitment to the principles of our Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Justice work. 




  • Manage accounts payable and maintain financial records.
  • Perform all bookkeeping services, including overseeing deposits, Quickbooks entry, bank reconciliation, and bill payment.
  • Coordinate daily audits with the Box Office.
  • Work with Executive Director to prepare budgets and financial reports for Board meetings and grant proposals.
  • Work with Executive Director and Producing Artistic Director to negotiate licensing arrangements and issue timely royalty payments.
  • Assist in annual audit process, 990 filings, and preparation and payment of all tax reports and payments.
  • Implement and oversee collection and documentation of receipts by all artistic and administrative staff.

Human Resources and Office Management

  • Oversee and maintain vendor relationships and contracts.
  • Manage staff payroll and all other fee- and contract-based employees.
  • Manage annual renewal of insurance policies (health, dental, commercial liability, workman’s compensation and board liability) in consultation with the Executive Director.
  • Manage Simple IRA pension plan including annual communication to employees.
  • Perform employee verification.
  • Oversee wage garnishments when applicable.
  • File Equity reports and pay insurance/pension benefits on a weekly basis.
  • Provide monthly stats to Department of Labor.
  • Assist Executive Director with human resource and personnel issues.
  • Assist Executive Director in reviewing Employee Handbook.
  • Initiate and negotiate non-union artistic contracts in consultation with the Producing Artistic Director.



The ideal candidate is highly organized with a demonstrated ability to work independently in a dynamic environment, is comfortable meeting multiple concurrent deadlines, has excellent communication skills, enjoys working in a collaborative atmosphere, has a sense of humor, and has the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree or appropriate combination of education and experience.
  • Demonstrated success managing payroll, budgets, and bookkeeping processes.
  • Knowledge of Quickbooks business programs.
  • Familiarity with accounting processes, including profit/loss and balance sheets.
  • Command of MS Office programs.
  • Ability to prioritize and execute multiple tasks with near perfect accuracy while meeting deadlines.
  • Excellent organizational, written and verbal communication skills.
  • High level of discretion and ethical approach to finances and human resources.
  • Collaborate personality, positive attitude, and personal qualities of integrity and commitment to The Coterie’s mission.



Please submit resumes and inquiries by Monday, December 5, to Jonathan Thomas at resumes@coterietheatre.org.

Teaching Artist

POSITION: Teaching Artist

REPORTS TO: Theatre School Director and Education Director

JOB TYPE: Independent Contractor

SALARY RANGE: $15.00-$22.00 per contact hour



The Coterie seeks experienced artists with a love of passing their knowledge onto young actors. Our Teaching Artists are responsible for writing and facilitating lesson plans that focus on the process of acting and storytelling. We look for Teaching Artists and Teaching Artist Assistants that will give young actors around the city the highest quality theatre education.



Applicants must be committed to working with young people and able to collaborate with other educators. Our team builds actor skills, teaches fundamentals, brings out creativity, serves as mentors and role models, and develops collaboration skills. Each Teaching Artist will work closely with small classroom sizes to cultivate creativity and self-confidence. Teaching Artists will develop lesson plans for their class that engage students and expand their acting and theatrical knowledge. Teaching Artists will keep education staff up to date on class activities through class reports.

  • Plan and prepare lesson plans based on the assigned theme of the class
  • Submit education classroom forms in a timely manner
  • Attend training sessions as scheduled, within availability
  • Utilize resources help to problem solve and grow teaching skills
  • On-going commitment to strengthening teaching practice through feedback from Theatre School Director and/or Education Director
  • Create a positive culture and climate within their classroom
  • Establish class rules that are positively enforced to ensure quality classroom management



We look for Teaching Artists that will give young actors around the city the highest quality theatre education. 

  • Skills, training, or professional experience in theatre
  • Experience working with K-12 students
  • Strong classroom management skills
  • Active problem-solving skills, flexibility, and creativity
  • Open to feedback, learning opportunities, and self-growth
  • Empathetic and able to create a safe and supportive classroom
  • Preferred (Not Required): Experience creating lesson plans




We offer contracts on a class-by-class basis for all our sessions:

  • Fall (October – November)
  • Winter (Late January – Early March)
  • Spring (Late March – Early May)
  • Summer (June – July)



Applications for Teaching Artists are accepted on an ongoing basis. Please submit resumes and inquiries to Allison Nissley at anissley@coterietheatre.org and fill out the application form here.