St Edwards University
  • MMNT - Theatre
  • Austin, TX, USA
  • Full Time


Managing Director

Mary Moody Northen Theatre

St. Edward's University of Austin, Texas invites applications for the position of Managing Director. The Managing Director has broad administrative and producing responsibilities including oversight of theater management functions, budgeting and finance, contracting, marketing, publicity and communications, and theatre safety. This position reports to the Associate Dean of Arts & Humanities and works closely with the Resident Director, the Chair of the Department of Performing Arts and colleagues in Admissions, Facilities, University Advancement, Marketing and the Freshman Seminar program.

Mary Moody Northen Theatre (MMNT) is the producing arm of the St. Edward's University Department of Performing Arts. MMNT is a member of the Theatre Communications Group and operates under a University-Resident Theatre Agreement with Actors' Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers.

For consideration: Degree in Arts Administration, Business, Marketing or related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience required. Terminal degree preferred. Experience or knowledge of URTA/Equity contracts strongly preferred. Knowledge of Actor's Equity Association required. Experience in and knowledge of theatre production process required. Accounting/bookkeeping knowledge required. Knowledge of contract and invoice processes required. Good written and verbal communication skills required. Previous office management and supervisory experience strongly preferred. Knowledge of OSX, INDD, and Photoshop preferred. Ability to comply with workplace guidelines and policies, including safety and Title IX protocols. Successful completion of an employment and/or criminal history background check required. Successful candidate will be expected to work outside of normal business hours. This is an in-person position.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with Resident Director and Chair of Performing Arts with regard to all Theatre production planning and execution, including season budgets
  • Coordinate and implement all MMNT marketing and public relations strategies, including audience development and Theatre Society memberships
  • Manage audience services for MMNT such as box office and concession stand, training, scheduling, and coordinating student workers
  • Execute MMNT fundraising in collaboration with University Advance, Resident Director, Department of Performing Arts and the Dean of the School of Arts & Humanities
  • Assist in maintaining MMNT general operating budgets
  • Coordinate and organize all contacts between Actors' Equity and MMNT; manage all professional affiliations for MMNT
  • Oversee MMNT compliance with safety protocols in daily operations
  • Serve as admin head and public business face of MMNT; collaborate with Resident Director on major management
  • Support business operations of MMNT productions as co-producer
  • Support the department of Performing Arts related to curricular related programming and assessment
  • Support Dean's office staff with administrative duties such as contracts, vendor payments and invoices
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

For detailed information, please scroll to the bottom of the page to download the job description.

The University offers an excellent TOTAL REWARDS package!

Medical & Rx Coverage - UMR (HSA & FSA Available)

Dental - Sunlife Dental

Vision - Sunlife Vision Plan

Short Term Disability (STD) Insurance

Long Term Disability (LTD) Insurance

Life & Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Pet Insurance

Annual Leave & Paid Sick Leave

Retirement Plan - (TIAA) Employee 5%/Employer Match 7%

Tuition Benefits

Paid Holidays

Services & Discounts

An overview of St. Edward's University employee benefits is available at;


Interested applicants should submit an online application at; Please include resume, cover letter, and three employment references. No Calls Please. Applications will not be considered if it is missing any of these three items.

In your cover letter, please describe your lived experiences that prepare you to contribute to diversity and inclusion at St. Edward's University.


St. Edward's University, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.


Founded in 1885 by the Congregation of Holy Cross, St. Edward's University is a private, Catholic liberal arts institution of more than 4,600 diverse students located in Austin, Texas. St. Edward's emphasizes critical thinking and ethical practices, as well as small classes, personalized learning, and exciting internship opportunities. The community atmosphere extends to the approximately 800 faculty and staff who work together to make the university a welcoming yet challenging environment for students.



We are not offering sponsorship at this time.

Background Checks:

A criminal history background check is required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position.

Available: August 1, 2022

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