Program/Department:          Production/Artistic
Direct Report:                       Producing Artistic Director
Position:                                 Literary Manager
Classification:                        Part-Time/Independent Contractor

EAST WEST PLAYERS
East West Players (EWP) is a nonprofit 501c3 organization with a mission of producing artistic works and educational programs that foster dialogue exploring Asian Pacific experiences. East West Players is the nation’s largest producing organization of Asian American artistic work AND the longest-running professional theatre of color in the country.

POSITION SUMMARY
The Literary Manager’s primary responsibility is to to oversee the Literary programs of the organization (David Henry Hwang Writers Institute, Writers Gallery, Playwriting Competition, Literary Submissions/Reading Committee), provide dramaturgical assistance to the productions and to recommend to the Producing Artistic Director any potential workshops and productions for programming.

TRAITS AND CHARACTERISTICS
East West Players seeks a committed, proactive, and personable individual who shares in East West Players’ aesthetic, which is enlightening, educational, innovative, and community-specific. Interpersonal skills as well as artistic production knowledge must be exceptional.  He/She must independently initiate and pursue objectives in an organized and efficient manner, prioritize activities, and maximizes team interaction to complete high quality and timely work.

EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS
Minimum 5-years experience working in literary theatre, arts administration and a knowledge of the Los Angeles theatre community at professional and educational levels. College degree in theatre helpful though not required. Excellent communication and computer skills are required. Knowledge of the Asian American community and culture is strongly suggested. Applicants must be capable of working in a collaborative team environment and working independently. Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
This position is an independent contractor position without benefits.

APPLICATIONS & INQUIRIES Hiring Immediately (posted 7/11/2013)
Deadline for submissions 7/21/13 (no phone calls or personal deliveries)
Tim Dang, Producing Artistic Director
East West Players
120 Judge John Aiso Street
Los Angeles, CA 900112
Email: tdang@eastwestplayers.org
FAX: 213.625.7111

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