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The Flea will soon begin the search for a new Artistic Director. Founding Artistic Director Jim Simpson will continue his association with The Flea in an advisory role. “The Flea has been a source of joy for me for 18 years, and I couldn’t be more proud of all The Flea has achieved,” said Simpson. “It feels like the right time to add another, newer vision to our future. The Artistic Director’s role in our exciting new home will present a singular leadership opportunity.”

Stay tuned for a full candidate description and application information.

Seeking Artistic Director for The Flea Theater

The award-winning Flea Theater seeks an Artistic Director to lead the company in the 2015/16 season and to lead their inaugural seasons at their new three-theater performing arts complex in the 2016/17 season. The new Flea theater, just four blocks south of the original Flea, will not only present distinctive work produced by the new Artistic Director and Flea’s artists, but feature the best of Off-Off-Broadway in various disciplines – Theater, Performance, Music and Dance. The new Artistic Director will have an unusual opportunity to make a significant impact on New York’s cultural scene.

The Flea is seeking a leader with commitment to and experience in the Off-Off-Broadway arena. With the mandate to “raise a joyful hell in a small space,” the Artistic Director should have a unique understanding and love for the particulars of Off-Off-Broadway production and a desire to raise every aspect to its highest potential. Experience and familiarity with the operation of a theater plant is also necessary. The Artistic Director of The Flea should have a vision large enough to populate its three performance spaces, and the experience and ingenuity to run all three concurrently. The Flea Artistic Director should have energy, vitality, charisma and the ability to inspire and support the work of the diverse group of artists working under the umbrella of The Flea.

Vital to The Flea is The Bats, the young company of volunteer actors and the cadre of Resident Directors, all in residence at The Flea. Not a school, but an intense training ground, this young company is selected from over 1000 applicants each year, and is involved in every aspect of theater production. The Artistic Director of The Flea is charged to serve this diverse company of young actors and directors to bring their work up to the high standard of New York’s theater.

The new Artistic Director will work alongside Producing Director Carol Ostrow seeking out and presenting diverse artists and companies of distinction, supporting and encouraging all to experiment and take risks in our non-commercial environment. Finally, the new Artistic Director of The Flea will work alongside the staff and Board of Directors to create an excellent professional environment for artists and patrons.

Salary will be commensurate with experience.

Please send resume to:
Carol Ostrow
Producing Director
The Flea Theater
41 White Street
New York, NY 10013



The award-winning Flea Theater seeks a highly motivated Technical Director with broad-based technical and managerial skills. Candidate must have problem-solving abilities and the kind of attitude necessary to enjoy work in a lively downtown atmosphere, working with small budgets to maintain the highest professional standards. The TD will be an essential part of The Flea management team working closely with the General Manager and under the guidance of the Artistic and Producing Directors.

The Flea is currently in the midst of an $18 Million Capital Campaign to build a new performing arts complex in Lower Manhattan. This is an excellent opportunity for the right individual to join our team and help to shape the future Technical Direction and Production Management of the new Flea.

Duties include, but are not limited to, managing all technical aspects of the theater, coordinating space usage, tracking expenses, collaborating with theater, music, and dance companies to supervise the execution, construction, and maintenance of designs, and to ensure compliance with contracts, policies, and procedures.

The TD manages all technical labor (both hired and volunteer), and works with incoming designers to manage the setup and installation of all technical elements of Flea shows – including sound, lights, video and scenery, in both its 74 seat flexible space and its 40 seat downstairs space. The TD works with the General Manager to keep productions on budget and on schedule. CAD, Lightwright, carpentry, lighting and sound design skill and experience are essential.

The TD also serves as building supervisor for both 41 White Street and The Flea’s future location at 20 Thomas Street. She or he ensures that the facility is properly maintained in compliance with building and fire safety standards, makes repairs when possible, and calls in professionals for building issues that require specialization. The TD also acts as an IT manager for The Flea Theater dealing with IT issues when able, and advising on as well as managing new equipment purchases for the organization.

Salary includes health benefits, which are paid 100% by The Flea. The Flea is an equal opportunity employer.

The Flea is a leading off-off-Broadway theater located in the TriBeCa neighborhood of Manhattan, dedicated to creating “a joyful hell in a small space.” Recent world premieres include SMOKE by Kim Davies, THE MYSTERIES, and currently THE CUTTHROAT SERIES: GRAND GUIGNOL DUELS.

To apply, please email résumé and cover letter ASAP to:

Joshua Cohen
General Manager
The Flea Theater

Job Start Date: 1/2/2015