Staff Assistant

Disney Theatrical Group - New York, NY

Disney Theatrical Group is seeking a staff assistant for the business and legal affairs department. This position works with and supports a legal assistant, three attorneys and three paralegals.

DISNEY THEATRICAL PRODUCTIONS (DTP) operates under the direction of Thomas Schumacher and is among the world’s most successful commercial theatre enterprises, bringing live entertainment events to a global audience of more than 20 million people a year in more than 50 countries. Under the Disney Theatrical Productions banner, the group produces and licenses Broadway productions around the world, including Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, Elton John & Tim Rice’s Aida, TARZAN®, Mary Poppins, a co-production with Cameron Mackintosh, The Little Mermaid, Peter and the Starcatcher, Newsies, Aladdin, and Frozen. Other successful stage musical ventures have included the Olivier-nominated London hit Shakespeare in Love, stage productions of Disney’s High School Musical, Der Glöckner Von Notre Dame in Berlin, and King David in concert. DTP has collaborated with the country’s leading regional theatres to develop new stage titles including The Jungle Book, The Hunchback of Notre Dame and Freaky Friday.

Disney Theatrical Productions also delivers live shows globally through its license to Feld Entertainment, producer of Disney on Ice and Marvel Universe Live!, bringing beloved Disney stories and characters annually to over 12 million guests in nearly 50 countries worldwide. In addition, DTP licenses musical titles for local, school and community theatre productions through Music Theatre International, including The Lion King Experience, a unique holistic arts education program wherein accredited elementary and middle schools produce condensed, age-appropriate JR. and KIDS adaptations of The Lion King.

Responsibilities :
The responsibilities of this job include maintaining the master file list; filing documents within the office, both physically and electronically, and sending them offsite for back up storage; tracking files; uploading documents to an online storage data base; maintaining binders; sending contracts for execution using DocuSign and by hard copies; supporting the legal assistant, including generating correspondence; fielding phone calls; and maintaining calendars and contract binders.

Basic Qualifications :
The appropriate candidate will have prior relevant experience in a legal department, either in a law firm or in-house legal department, and/or other substantive exposure to contracts (specifically theatre or other entertainment contracts); great attention to detail; accuracy and consistency in completing repetitive tasks; good communication skills, both written and oral; and the ability to work both efficiently and accurately under time pressure.

Additional Information :
DTP is committed to providing the highest quality opportunities for the widest, most diverse group of talented professionals throughout their career trajectory. We encourage applications from individuals whose backgrounds are currently underrepresented in the field of theater, inclusive of race, ethnicity, class, gender identity or expression, ability, and sexual orientation.