PREFERRED START DATE: October 1, 2022 

REPORTS TO: Erin Sheffield, General Manager 

COMPENSATION RANGE: $44,000 - $47,000/year plus benefits 

HOURS: Full time, Exempt 


People’s Light is an equal opportunity employer. We work to cultivate a deep and wide reach in order to connect with prospective employees who have varied experiences and skills, a collaborative attitude, and the capacity and desire for growth. 

People’s Light seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to create an antiracist, socially just, and inclusive presence in Chester County and our surrounding community. People’s Light does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, or any other legally protected characteristic. Applicants from populations historically underrepresented in the theatre field are strongly encouraged to apply. 



People’s Light, in Malvern PA, seeks an Assistant General Manager (AGM), a true self-starter, a personable, effective communicator with an eye for detail and a great sense of humor. They must work well in an active, team-based environment while being able to concentrate and perform under deadlines. Creative problem solving and a diplomatic business sense are required. Candidates should have minimum 3 years of experience in theater management with strong knowledge of Equity/League of Resident Theatre agreements, and a keen instinct for hospitality. Reporting to our General Manager, this position supervises and collaborates with the Company Manager.    

While primarily a Monday through Friday daytime position, it requires flexibility in schedule, including some nights and weekends. This is a full-time, exempt position with health and dental  benefits (after 90 days) and a salary in the range of  $44,000 – $47,000. 


  • Execute artist contracts (Actors, Directors, Designers, Contractors)  
  • Submit weekly Pension, Health, Dues reports for AEA and request payments
  • Uphold relationships with union representatives (AEA, SDC, USA) 
  • With the General Manager, draft and maintain hospitality budgets, and oversee the processing of all production expenses, royalties and payroll (union and non-union). 
  • Supervise Company Manager and lead the advancement of their professional development.
  • Coordinate between and provide support for, Production, Company Management, Marketing, Education, Development, and Farmhouse departments. 
  • With Company Manager, liaise with all visiting artists and attend to all needs for incoming visiting artists. Assist with to day-to-day housing and transportation needs as requested. 
  • Coordinate with the Producing Department to draft and update season planning calendars. 
  • Maintain a safe, inclusive working environment in accordance with the People’s Light’s commitment to creating an equitable, diverse and harassment-free environment. 


  • 3+ years in arts management position or transferrable capacity 
  • Understanding of union agreements (AEA, SDC, USA) 
  • A positive, team-oriented attitude 
  • Strong attention to detail with the ability to follow through in a prompt and efficient manner 
  • Effective, personalized communicator when interacting with a diverse group of individuals 
  • Ability to reach goals and meet deadlines under pressure 
  • Strong work ethic both independently and as part of a team 
  • This position also requires a valid drivers’ license and the ability to lift 30lbs. Please note that People’s Light has a mandatory vaccination policy, along with other safety requirements due to COVID-19 

To apply 

Using the link above, please provide your resume, a statement about what draws your interest to this position, and two preferred references along with their contact information (please note that People’s Light staff may contact references prior to first interviews).