Summer Show Opportunities In NYC


The Cardinal Agency & New Island Entertainment Are Booking Summer & Fall Shows

Venue: The Shop

500 Capacity Space with full back line, Meyer Sound system and pit to plate BBQ.  In the heart of emerging Bushwick, right off the Jefferson L stop.

Available Dates: 

  • July 17th @ 10pm
  • July 30th
  • Aug 6th, 8th, 14th, 20th, 21st
  • Sept 3rd, 4th, 5th, 17th


Venue: Leftfield  87 Ludlow

The relatively newest venue on the block, Leftfield has two floors: upstairs w/ stage, downstairs fitting the perfect basement show aesthetic.

Terms: Draw min of 10 // 21+

Available Dates: 

  • Aug 14th, 27th, 28th
  • Sept 4th, 5th, 11th, 12th, 17th, 18th, 24th

Venue: Fat Baby


Located in the Heart of the LES, Fat Baby’s basement has been one of the longest running LES venues; hosting the best up and coming NYC and national artists for the past 10 years.

Available Dates: 


  • July 17th @ 11pm/ 8pm
  • July 23rd
  • Aug 6th, 8th, 15th, 20th, 21st, 27th

Venue: Lit Lounge

Melvins played here, enough said.

Available Dates: 

  • July 18th, 24th
  • Aug 7th, 8th, 15th, 21st, 28th


For booking requests or suggestions contact:

Cardinal Agency:
New Island Entertainment:

Job Posting: Bookkeeper At SOS Management

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Job Posting: Bookkeeper At SOS Management

SOS Management is looking for a bookkeeper for the company and two high priority clients. The job would entail input of receipts/records into Quickbooks, keeping track of income that mostly comes directly into bank accounts, drawing up the occasional invoice and keeping track of/following up on outstanding accounts.

Account management would be a plus – ie keeping track of everything, catching mistakes, acting where necessary. It would be about 8-10 hours a week, depending on what is going on.

Our books are currently on QB Enterprise due to former business managers. I know this is not ideal. Going forward, we would prefer them to be on simple QB, but I think access to Enterprise is required in order to view records. They might be able to supply them on paper, if that is workable.

SOS Management represents multi-faceted music, television and film clients. Previous entertainment industry experience preferred. If you are this person, please DM Shannon O’Shea ( with your resume and references. If you know someone, please have them do the same. Many thanks for your time.

Please check out our website for more information:

The New Music Seminar Is HIRING!!!

The New Music Seminar  is currently looking to hire Sales Team Representatives and a Promotions/Marketing Director. Job descriptions are posted below for your review and convenience.

Sales Team Reps

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Promotions/Marketing Director

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For more information please contact:

About The New Music Seminar

From the co-founder and director of the original legendary New Music Seminar comes a conference for the Next Music Business.  Artists have never had so much power to control their own careers and build their success. The New Music Seminar’s mission is to create a music business in which talent can rise to its highest potential based solely on its merit, without regard to its financial resources or connections. To help artists and their representatives achieve success. To create a new economic model that better rewards both artists, their investors and those in artist services. This affordable event gives artists and their representatives the knowledge, tools and connections to step into the tomorrow’s music business today.

Job Opportunity: American Lyric Theater – Director of Institutional Advancement

Job Opportunity: American Lyric Theater Director of Institutional Advancement


Job Title: Director of Institutional Advancement

Compensation: Salary & Bonuses

Job Start Date: 8/1/11

Location: New York, NY



The ideal candidate will be development professional with at least three years of experience in fundraising for a non-profit arts organization, or similar academic and pre-professional experience. S/he will be interested in working as part of a small team to build and fortify a young organization with significant potential for growth. The position is an exceptional opportunity for someone with relevant practical experience to transition into a management role. Qualifications sought include:

  • A graduate or terminal degree in arts administration, business, or a related field. In the absence of a graduate degree, equivalent professional experience will be considered.
  • Demonstrated experience in prospect research, grant writing, and grants management.
  • A track record for success with fundraising, donor solicitation, and donor engagement.
  • A thorough understanding of the challenges facing performing arts organizations, and the creative vision to address these challenges effectively.
  • The ability to be an articulate and persuasive spokesperson to represent ALT
  • Computer literacy (MAC/PC) including Office and fundraising / database applications.
  • Knowledge of and interest in opera, particularly contemporary opera and artist mentorship preferred.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

ALT’s ability to offer its unique services to the field is directly linked to the company’s ability to build meaningful relationships, and to increase fundraising capacity. ALT recently received a multi-year grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support capacity building, including the creation of a new full-time position beginning in August 2011: Director of Institutional Advancement. This individual will be responsible strategic planning, and the execution and management of fundraising initiatives in partnership with ALT’s Producing Artistic Director and the Board of Directors. The following responsibilities have been established for this new position:

  • Create and implement strategic fundraising campaigns, fortify existing relationships with current donors, and increase private and public support by expanding and diversifying ALT’s donor base
  • Research and identify new major gift prospects in all areas (individual, foundation, corporate, government), and establish solicitation strategies
    Generate fundraising materials, including solicitations and grant applications
  • Develop and execute an Individual Giving Campaign including a membership program; an artist sponsorship program; and a commission underwriting program
  • Manage foundation and government funding relationships to ensure reaching campaign goals, including donor cultivation, solicitation schedules, and reports
  • Manage and build on existing corporate relationships; identify, cultivate and manage new corporate donors with an emphasis on matching gift programs and sponsorship of new works
  • Work with the Board of Directors to assist in the identification and cultivation of new Board prospects
  • Attend the annual OPERA America conference, and monitor industry trends and opportunities
  • Assume responsibility for Development Reports to the Board and other agencies, attend all Board meetings, and act as liaison to committees as directed
  • Manage ALT’s annual online fundraising auction, including solicitation of product donations, updating auction website, payment processing, and reporting
  • Develop new Special Event fundraising opportunities that will also increase ALT’s visibility in the community
  • Produce development copy for fundraising portions of newsletters, website, solicitation letters and presentations, acknowledgment letters, and other written materials

Realistic goals for all areas will be set annually based on the funding needed to execute programs with a balanced budget. In addition, ALT has established the following multi-year goals that are at the core of its capacity building initiative:

  • Incrementally increasing support across all major giving areas to ensure sustainability of programs
  • Over the next three years, increasing the size of ALT’s Board of Directors and establishing revised Board policies regarding the Board’s participation in fundraising appropriate to the organization’s growth
  • Ensuring that ALT continues to maintain a cash reserve to provide liquidity
  • Cultivating streams of support which have the potential to lead to incrementally larger gifts over time based on increased involvement with the organization and ALT artists, including sponsorship of individual composers and librettists while they are members of the CLDP, leading to commissioning support in future seasons
  • Developing new relationships with multiple producing and educational organizations to ensure the best possible chance of future production of works developed at ALT, while also increasing ALT’s earned income through royalty and licensing fees related to those works

Compensation Details:

Compensation offered is competitive with similar positions in comparable organizations, and includes a salary plus performance-based bonuses established by the Board of Directors for meeting and exceeding specific goals. American Lyric Theater is located in New York City. A relocation package is not being offered for this position

About The Company:

American Lyric Theater (ALT) was founded in 2005 to build a new body of operatic repertoire for new audiences by nurturing composers and librettists, developing sustainable artistic collaborations, and contributing new works to the national canon. Many opera companies commission and perform new works; but ALT is the only company in the United States that offers extensive, full time mentorship for emerging operatic writers. While the traditional company model focuses on producing a season, ALT’s programs focus on serving the needs of artists, developing new works, and collaborating with producing companies to help usher those works into the repertoire.

The Composer Librettist Development Program (CLDP) is at the heart of all of ALT’s programs. The CLDP is the first full time mentorship program for emerging operatic writers in the United States. The program is tuition free for composers and librettists selected through an open, competitive application process. The CLDP is structured around a core curriculum of classroom training and hands-on workshops with some of the country’s leading working artists, including composer/librettist Mark Adamo (ALT’s Director of Professional Development), composer Anthony Davis, dramaturg Cori Ellison, librettist William M. Hoffmann, librettist Michael Korie, stage director Rhoda Levine, and conductor Lucy Arner. Since launching the CLDP in 2007, ALT has provided intensive personalized mentorship to 24 gifted emerging artists.

In 2006, ALT commissioned its first main stage work: THE GOLDEN TICKET, a new opera based on Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, by American composer Peter Ash. After Ash and his librettist partner, Donald Sturrock, began independent development of this opera, ALT commissioned its completion with Felicity Dahl, and provided a supportive mentorship environment for three years. Under a new collaborative producing model, ALT developed a partnership with Opera Theatre of Saint Louis to present the world premiere of THE GOLDEN TICKET, which took place in June 2010 to tremendous critical and audience acclaim. The European Premiere of THE GOLDEN TICKET took place in October 2010 at Ireland’s Wexford Festival Opera, and the production will be presented by The Atlanta Opera in March 2012. In 2009, ALT initiated a second main stage commission, THE POE PROJECT: a trilogy of one-act operas inspired by the fiction of Edgar Allan Poe being written by six Resident Artists from the CLDP. ALT is currently developing two additional full-length operas for future fully-staged production, and anticipates commissioning at least one new full-length opera from CLDP Resident Artists and alumni annually.


How To Apply:

Please submit resume or CV to the attention of Lawrence Edelson, Producing Artistic Director, by email:

In addition, please include three work-related references, salary history, and a brief cover letter describing your interest in this position. EOE. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone solicitations please.

Job Opportunity: Courthouse Center for the Arts Interim Director Position

Job Opportunity: Interim Executive Director At Courthouse Center for the Arts

Position: Interim Executive Director

Location: West Kingston, RI

Organization: Courthouse Center for the Arts

About The Company:

The Courthouse Center for the Arts is a 501(c)(3) arts organization located in West Kingston, RI, which ensures the integral presence of the arts in the lives of its community, by providing facilities, programming, and leadership. The Center offers accessible, affordable arts and educational programs for adults and children. The Center offers first rate theater productions  in its own black box theater with a seating capacity of 100.    The major goal of the Center is to offer extensive opportunities to individuals and families to become involved in the many facets of the arts.  More information on the Center and its activities can be found on its website:

The Center is also committed to the preservation of the historic Washington County Courthouse, which is the home for the Center for the Arts in West Kingston, RI.

Job Description:

The Courthouse Center for the Arts seeks an Interim Executive Director as it seeks a full time, permanent Executive Director.  The Interim Director may be considered for the permanent position.

The Interim Executive Director for The Courthouse Center for the Arts will provide administrative and operations management for the day-to-day operations of the organization, including supervision of the Artistic Director and administration staff.

The Interim Executive Director will work in partnership with the Board of Directors to support the artistic mission of the organization and to engage the community. The Interim Executive Director’s leadership role includes planning and implementation of current and future programs fundraising, financial management, Board relations, administrative oversight, and community and public relations.

Major responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Seeking and securing funding and sponsorships from local, regional and national government, corporate, foundation, and individual sources to support operations, events and programs.
  • Managing day-to-day operations.
  • In close coordination with the Treasurer, collecting revenues, paying bills and invoices, and preparing budgets and financial reports.
  • Maintaining corporate books and records.
  • Ensuring compliance with legal and accounting standards and requirements.
  • Frequently reporting to the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors on activities, programs and issues.
  • Serving on and supporting Board committees to implement and manage events, programs and activities.
  • Serving as primary spokesperson and liaison to members, artists, nonprofit arts organizations, arts and other businesses, schools, the media, county and local government and the community.
  • Assisting in developing a variety of revenue streams.
  • Researching and writing grant applications.
  • Creating agenda for the Board of Directors in consultation with Board President and provide notices of meetings.
  • Providing advice and technical support to the committees that run programs and activities.


Skills related to marketing, public relations, fundraising, arts related community outreach, communication and organization disciplines are essential components of this full time position.  Demonstrated experience in arts management and or nonprofit management positions.  BA in Arts Administration, Nonprofit

management or similar discipline.

How to apply:

Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience.

Send resume & references to Janet Innis:

Applications accepted until position is filled.

Job Opportunity: General Manager at Curious Theatre Company

Job Opportunity: General Manager at Curious Theatre Company

Position: General Manager

Location: Denver, CO

Organization: Curious Theatre Company

About The Company:

Curious Theatre Company is a mid-sized professional theatre, located in the heart of the Golden Triangle neighborhood in Denver, Colorado. Curious Theatre produces five main-stage shows per season and hosts several events and programs, such as Curious New Voices, our award-winning teen playwrighting program. Curious Theatre recently purchased its home of ten years, previously known as The Acoma Center, a renovated church built in 1880. Since its purchase, the building has gone through extensive renovations, including new seating and the addition of a new balcony-level bar/lounge area, The Sanctuary.

Curious Theatre Company is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

Job Description:

Curious Theatre Company (AEA SPT3, Denver, CO) seeks a full-time General Manager to join our staff of 12 in Fall 2011. Entering its 14th season, Curious is a dynamic $1 million company producing 5 regional or world premieres each year, as well as a nationally recognized education program for young playwrights.


Strong financial management and five years of progressively responsible positions in theatre preferred.

How to apply:

Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience.

Benefits included.

Send resume & references to GM Search, Curious Theatre Company, 1080 Acoma St., Denver, CO 80204 or email

Applications accepted until position is filled.

Job Opportunity: Press & Communications Associate at Joe’s Pub at The Public Theater

Job Opportunity: Press & Communications Associate at Joe’s Pub at The Public Theater

Position: Press  & Communications Associate

Location: New York, NY

Organization: Joe’s Pub at the Public Theater

Start Date: July 2011

Job Description:
Responsible for overseeing and executing the publicity strategy for Joe’s Pub at the Public, including but not limited to sending press releases to NYC and national press agents, arranging press tickets, reviews and photos for news sources as well as maintaining running archive of all Joe’s Pub related stories, reviews, and previews.  Works closely with the Artist Relations Associate to organize press and house lists for each show and organize papering, ticket contests, and ticket give-a-ways.  Assists press agents, managers and artists with their press efforts and dispenses pertinent updates to staff, public, and press in a timely manner.  Along with Joe’s Pub Director, acts as the voice and face of Joe’s Pub for all Joe’s Pub related interviews and stories.

Position also coordinates with Business & Media Associate to execute marketing campaigns, which include print and digital advertising, web content, email & direct marketing, and sponsorships with outside institutions.  Light graphic design and artistic eye for creating promotional materials as well as overseeing the look and feel of all publicly viewable properties.  Work with Business and Media Associate to write, edit, and publish marketing messages and original content on Joe’s Pub sites as well as Joe’s Pub’s presence on all social networking sites (i.e., Facebook, Twitter).

Job Requirements:

Required: 2+  years of experience in publicity and/or marketing with strong IT/Computer skills.  Must have a working knowledge of New York City music/arts scene and press outlets. Must be able to create promotional strategies for Joe’s Pub within the framework of The Public Theater.  Ideal candidate has a passion for the arts.

Required Computer Skills/ Programs:

  • Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • Basic HTML
  • Social Networking Platforms
    Open-Source Web Publishing (Joomla)
  • Blogging Platforms (WordPress, Blogger)

Recommended Computer Skills/ Programs:

  • Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator)
  • Tessitura (or familiar with ticketing/database management software)
  • PatronMail (or familiar with direct marketing mail systems)
  • Simple Audio Editing Software
    iTunes (for converting file types, burning in various formats)

How to apply:

If interested please send a resume, cover letter, salary requirements and three references to Sara Beesley at

Job Opportunity: Executive Director at Manhattan New Music Project

Job Opportunity: Executive Director at Manhattan New Music Project

Position: Executive Director

Location: New York, NY
Organization: Manhattan New Music Project
About The Company:

Manhattan New Music Project (MNMP) is a nonprofit arts education and performance organization that
engages young people and adults in innovative programming throughout New York City. Founded in 1990
by composer Paul Nash, MNMP expands traditional musical boundaries using the arts as a catalyst to
develop exceptional projects in schools and performance spaces, ranging from breakthrough arts
programs for students with autism to the creation and performance of cutting-edge works in contemporary
American music.
On an annual basis, MNMP directly serves more than 3,000 New York City public school students
through in-school and after-school residencies, and provides professional development for over 200
teachers and administrators. We have partnered with over 100 public schools, and implement programs
across all five boroughs. Our teaching artists are among the leading practitioners in their art forms and
maintain a high standard of professionalism, classroom experience, and artistic merit.
Our effectiveness has been recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, which has awarded $9.6
million in support of our educational programs. Current projects include: Blank Page to Stage, a four-year
original musical theater creation program designed for English Language Learners, and general and
special education students (2008 – 2012; $1.1 million); Communication and Socialization through the Arts,
a three-year professional development program designed to address communication and socialization
skills of students with autism through arts-based approaches (2008 – 2011; $900,000); and Everyday Arts
for Special Education, a five-year program expanding the approaches piloted in CASTA to serve the
needs of students with a wide range of disabilities (2010 – 2015; $4.6 million).
MNMP produces approximately six concerts per year as part of three New York City-based concert
series. Concerts are performed in a variety of venues to reach and build new audiences, including public
parks, art galleries, and accessibly priced recital halls.
Annual Budget: $1 – 1.5 million

Job Description:
Manhattan New Music Project has grown significantly over the past five years. We are seeking an
Executive Director to leverage this growth and build and sustain our organization. Reporting to the Board
of Directors, the Executive Director will have overall strategic and operational responsibility. The ideal
candidate will lead the organization through vision, strategy, practicality, and innovation.

Key Responsibilities:

● Develop, implement, and evaluate strategic goals and growth targets
● Lead staff of six administrators and 37 teaching artists in day-to-day operations to deliver highquality
services to our education and community partners
● Create a comprehensive fundraising strategy that incorporates existing revenue streams and
generates new funding sources (foundation, individual, corporate, government)
● Assure the financial integrity of the organization and work closely with the Finance Committee to
monitor and report on financial performance
● Develop the annual budget with key staff and the board
● Support the development and operations of the Board of Directors; serve as an ex-officio on each
of its committees
● Oversee the management team and staff in the development of performance goals, setting
benchmarks, and conducting evaluations
● Cultivate relationships with volunteers, funders, Board members, organizational partners, and
constituents to promote the growth, relevance and viability of MNMP’s programs and services

The Executive Director should have proven leadership experience in the nonprofit sector, with a deep
commitment to the arts and enthusiasm for MNMP’s mission and activities. Demonstrable experience and
other qualifications include:
● Senior-level management experience with a track record of effectively leading and scaling a
comparable-sized staff and organization
● Strong commitment to quality programs and program evaluation
● Excellence in organizational management with the ability to staff, manage, and develop highperformance
teams, set and achieve strategic goals, and manage a budget
● Thorough understanding of nonprofit accounting principles; experience managing government
grants and contracts
● Past success working with a board of directors with the ability to cultivate new and existing board
member relationships
● Strong marketing, public relations, and fundraising experience with the ability to engage a wide
range of stakeholders
● Strong written and verbal communication skills; a persuasive and passionate communicator
● Ability to motivate and inspire people; ability to represent MNMP through speaking engagements
and networking at conferences and community events
● Results-oriented, entrepreneurial, adaptable, and creative
● Advanced degree (MBA, MPA, MA in Arts Administration or similar) preferred

How to apply:

This position offers competitive salary and benefits. To apply, please submit a cover letter with salary
requirements and resume to with “Executive Director search” in the subject line.
Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until the position is filled.
Manhattan New Music Project is an equal opportunity employer.

Booking A Summer Show At Fat Baby NYC, Legion Bar, or K&M

Here is the booking process for arranging your  show at FAT BABY Legion Bar or K&M.

Booking Process

  • Send your request  (via email) with the following information:
    • Band Name
    • Contact Information
    • Home Town
    • A link to your music (MySpace or your Website)
    • Desired performance dates (send 3 or 4 dates),
    • Expected draw, and
    • If you can or cannot help book other local bands for the requested nights.
    • If you’re interested in setting up a show please respond with a link to your band and what dates you’re interested in.  We do not have a built in crowd so each band is expected to bring in a minimum of 10-15 ppl.

Open Sets

There are a bunch of open dates at FAT BABY and 2 other Venues in Williamsburg, Brooklyn to offer you.  The two venues are Legion Bar and K&M.  Both of these Brooklyn venues are really only looking to book local brooklyn bands.  All shows must be 21+ for all three venues.

Here are the open dates they have to offer.

** May 16 & 22

*** June 5, 6, 9, 10, 12, 13, 17, 19, 20, 24, 25, 26, 27

**** Feel free to ask about July and forward.


Volkan Eryaman with any booking requests or suggestions:

Hangman Booking/ Antlerbox Booking –

Fat Baby NYC –

Booking A Show At Fat Baby NYC, Legion Bar, or K&M

Here is the booking process for arranging your  show at FAT BABY Legion Bar or K&M.

Booking Process

  • Send your request  (via email) with the following information:
    • Band Name
    • Contact Information
    • Home Town
    • A link to your music (MySpace or your Website)
    • Desired performance dates (send 3 or 4 dates),
    • Expected draw, and
    • If you can or cannot help book other local bands for the requested nights.

Open Sets

There are a bunch of open dates at FAT BABY and 2 other Venues in Williamsburg, Brooklyn to offer you.  The two venues are Legion Bar and K&M.  Both of these Brooklyn venues are really only looking to book local brooklyn bands.  All shows must be 21+ for all three venues.

Here are the open dates they have to offer.
* April 6, 7, 8, 11, 13, 14, 18, 20, 21, 25, 27
** May – Everyone Monday, Wednesday and Thursday expect the 11th, 12th and 18th.  Also May 13, 14, 21
*** Feel free to ask about June and on.
* April 19th & 27th
**May 19th
*April 26th, 27th & 28th


Volkan Eryaman with any booking requests or suggestions:

Hangman Booking/ Antlerbox Booking –

Fat Baby NYC –