The Public Theater
The Public Theater is a theater of, by, and for all people. Artist-driven, radically inclusive, and fundamentally democratic, The Public continues the work of its visionary founder Joe Papp as a civic institution that engages, both on-stage and off, with some of the most important ideas and social issues of today. Conceived over 60 years ago as one of the nation's first nonprofit theaters, The Public has long operated on the principles that theater is an essential cultural force and that art and culture belong to everyone. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Oskar Eustis and Executive Director Patrick Willingham, The Public's wide breadth of programming includes an annual season of new work at its landmark home at Astor Place, Free Shakespeare in the Park at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park, The Mobile Unit touring throughout New York City's five boroughs, Public Forum, Under the Radar, Public Studio, Public Works, Public Shakespeare Initiative, and Joe's Pub. Since premiering HAIR in 1967, The Public continues to create the canon of American theater and is currently represented on Broadway by the Tony Award-winning musical Hamilton by Lin-Manuel Miranda. Their programs and productions can also be seen regionally across the country and around the world. The Public has received 59 Tony Awards, 169 Obie Awards, 53 Drama Desk Awards, 54 Lortel Awards, 32 Outer Critic Circle Awards, 13 New York Drama Desk Awards, and 6 Pulitzer Prizes.
Learn more about The Public Theater at https://www.publictheater.org.
The Public Theater is seeking a Chief Financial Officer to lead the company's vital finance function. Reporting to the Executive Director and serving on the executive team, the CFO will oversee financial strategy, operations and compliance during a time of exciting growth. In partnership with the executive team, the Board, and other leaders of the organization, the CFO will capitalize on opportunities and proactively address challenges to ensure The Public is able to advance its work on the local, national, and international levels.
As the leader of the finance function, the CFO will manage a team of 9 and an overall budget of $57M+ to oversee forecasting, reporting, financial analysis, accounting, and budgeting. The CFO will advise and partner with teams across the organization to further develop budgeting and financial planning abilities by providing financial expertise, establishing strong systems, refining processes, and developing strong financial literacy to ensure accountability and ownership organization-wide. The CFO will ensure the highest standards of financial management and guide how the company manages earned and contributed revenue, expenses and cash flow in an inherently dynamic performing-arts environment.
This is an exciting opportunity for a collaborative and seasoned financial leader who is passionate about using the arts to promote inclusivity, democracy and social justice.
Organizational Leadership & Strategy
The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications:
Salary and benefits will be competitive and commensurate with experience.
The Public is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Applicants from populations underrepresented in the theater field are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, familial status, sexual orientation, national origin, ability, age, or veteran status.