Jim Joseph

Consultant, Arts Leader, and Nonprofit Arts Manager in New York

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In short, I'm both a Theater Operations expert and enabler of artistic ideas. I consult on theater operations, and work with artists to bring their dreams to life.

Born and raised in The Bronx, I am the Director of Operations for Second Stage Theater, overseeing the management of the Hayes Theater on Broadway and the Tony Kiser Theater Off-Broadway..

I was the House Manager on the inaugural staff of The New Victory Theater, the city’s first theater dedicated to kids and family programming. He was part of the team that created The New Vic Usher Corps – a groundbreaking, youth development program for NYC youth.

Over 9 seasons as the Theatre Manager at The Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, the Broadway home of Manhattan Theatre Club, I welcomed 27 different Broadway shows into the theatre, including the Tony Award winning production of August Wilson’s Jitney.

I am a graduate of the Arts Leadership Institute (2010) and the Commercial Theatre Institute (2014), Co-Chair of the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion committee for ATPAM (Association of Theatrical Press Agents & Managers), serve on the the Venue Committee of the Broadway Green Alliance and have served on the Broadway Security Steering Committee and the Broadway League's Diversity & Inclusion Committee.

In 2018,I presented on the importance of diversity on Broadway, both onstage and off at TEDx Broadway.

In 2017, I assisted with the production of Venessa Diaz's solo show ORGANIC SOFRITO, which had a successful run at the 2017 United Solo Festival.

In 2011 I co-produced the award winning short film FRIENDS AND STRANGERS.

Past consulting clients for theatre Operations include 59E59 Theatres, The Apollo, Queens College, United Palace and Town Stages.

  • Education
    • Marist College