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Assistant General Manager – NYC

New York
Hours: Full-Time
Start Date: Flexible

Salary range $85,000-$100,000 plus incentive comp

ABOUT THE SECOND CITY  

Dedicated to entertaining, inspiring, and transforming through courageous comedy, The Second City is the premier brand in improv-based sketch comedy, with sold-out shows playing on stages in Chicago, Toronto, and New York City, and our Touring and Theatrical companies entertaining an additional one million theatergoers a year around the globe. The Second City Training Center is the largest school of improvisation-based arts on the planet, with locations in Chicago, Toronto, and soon New York. Second City Works, the B2B side of Second City, has brought award-winning improvisation and audience-driven techniques to over 600 Fortune 1000 companies, challenging businesses seeking a more collaborative culture to innovate through development programs, original digital and video content, campaign consultation, private events, and more.

For additional information on The Second City please visit: www.secondcity.com

Overview

The Second City, the world’s premier comedy brand, focused on the mission of entertaining, inspiring, and transforming through courageous comedy, is looking for a dynamic leader to serve as Assistant General Manager to help oversee The Second City New York.

The Assistant GM will support the management of all areas of The Second City New York business. Working in close coordination with the General Manager, the Assistant GM will assist day-to-day managerial oversight of all aspects of theater operations and customer experience, the on-site Training Center, and the Second City Works corporate services business. This role will work in tandem with the GM to achieve all budgetary goals and KPIs.

The AGM will drive daily operations as the primary caretaker of physical space. Maintaining our facilities at a level of superior cleanliness and functionality and ensuring an optimum guest experience is a core function of the role. Assisting with delivery receipt, vendor interactions, media requests and events will be a regular expectation of the AGM.

This role is a pivotal position at The Second City as we look at the future growth of the company. A passionate and dedicated individual who is business-savvy, action-oriented, has an entrepreneurial mindset, and is team player is an absolute must.

Core responsibilities:

Ensure adherence to venue budgets with the oversight and direction of the GM

Support creation of original resident shows for the New York professional stage, guiding the team and talent on market sensibility to ensure critical success

Hire and manage front of house staff including box office, facilities support, etc.

Manage 3rd-party F&B partnership responsible for operating the on-site full-service restaurant and in-theater service to optimize sales and deliver best-in-class customer service, optimize check averages, decrease COGS, and maintain the highest overall guest satisfaction

Consult on ticketing strategy to optimize sales and exceed customer expectations; includes tiered and dynamic pricing, show scheduling, group sales

Oversee official merch strategy, managing design, fulfillment and sales with 3rd-party vendor

Manage Training Center operations to ensure an excellent teacher and student experience and implement successful enrollment strategy

Manage general building needs and maintenance

Reports may include:

Customer Services and Audience Services Manager (i.e. Box Office, Group Sales, etc.)

Student Success Manager (Training Center retention)

Senior Marketing Manager

Artistic Director of Stages

Artist Director of Training Center

Stage Producer(s)

Production Manager, Stages

Production Manager, Training Center

Additional Responsibilities and Duties:

Overall responsibility for scheduling and workforce management, with a goal to operate the Second City facility as efficiently as possible

Train and develop local employees

Manage 3rd-party vendors and strategic partners

Respond to customer inquiries and complaints and develop corrective measures to consistently improve customer service

Maintain proper inventory levels of all supplies

Manage financial performance to budgets, focus on payroll, cash and receipts, productivity, food costs, and operating expenses

Monitor and report local market trends, competitive stance and opportunities

Maintain accurate and complete paperwork relating to permits, licenses, and corporate administration (in partnership with the VP Finance of Second City and other leaders)

Create and maintain a positive work environment, ensuring open communications

Requirements:

5+ years of experience supporting revenue performance and service excellence for well-established entertainment, theater, hospitality and/or sports organizations

Operational experience managing processes that result in reduced costs, a higher quality customer experience, and greater yield

Resilience and good professional judgment

Customer service skills

Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Ability to work evenings and weekends

We are an open, inclusive workplace and welcome applicants who bring along with them diverse life experiences, including every permutation of economic and cultural backgrounds, orientation, ethnicity and points of view. We strive to continue our efforts to work with people who may otherwise be marginalized or underrepresented in our business and around our local community.

The Second City follows CDC guidelines and recommendations regarding safety measures to navigate the Covid-19 pandemic. To work at The Second City you must show proof of being fully vaccinated against SARS-CoV-2. Applicants with medical or religious exemptions will be considered.

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