Job Openings

Led by Artistic Director Peter C Brosius and Managing Director Tim Jennings, Children’s Theatre Company (CTC) is the world’s leading theatre for young people and their families and is one of the 20 largest producing theatres in the United States. A winner of the regional Tony Award, CTC creates extraordinary theatre experiences that educate, challenge and inspire young people. It has set standards of excellence in the quality of its productions, commitment to new work, and innovative education and community partnerships.

As a national leader in the field of theater for young audiences, Children’s Theatre Company is dedicated to increasing diversity and inclusion in our audiences, our programs, and in all of our hiring for staff, artists, and recruiting of board members. CTC is committed to a future when our theatre is a home for all people, all families, reflective of our community.

Information on Internships can be found here.

Current Openings
Tessitura Database Manager
Director of Development
Stage Door Security Guard – FT and PT positions
Interim Costume Director
Corporate Relations Manager
Company Manager
Costume Dyer/Painter & Crafts Artisan
Sound Director



Position Title: Tessitura Database Manager

This position is one of a few key “power users” and is relied upon for expertise and serves as a liaison to the broader organization. The position reports to the Director of Development with a dotted line to marketing, and key collaborations with IT.

The position is a key resource of patron information for the theatre. Specifically, this position will:

  • Provide central management of the Tessitura database
  • Implement and maintain processes to ensure data integrity
  • Develop and manage database business rules
  • Write and customize complex Tessitura / SQL reports and statistical output
  • Provides training to all staff using the Tessitura database
  • Serve as the key source of patron information for the theatre.


The ideal candidate for this position possesses:

  • 5+ years Tessitura or other SQL-based database experience in a non-profit organization.
  • Advanced working knowledge of Tessitura (strongly preferred).
  • Experience formatting tables, creating lists and extractions, managing database rules and reference tables, and system/data analysis
  • Experience entering donor data and creating queries and reports
  • Strong attention to detail and strong organizational, analytical and planning skills
  • Ability to work independently and manage priorities, while also serving the broader organization’s reporting needs
  • Experience working in, or supporting, arts educational programming

Interested candidates are invited to submit a resume and salary requirements to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Director of Development

Children’s Theatre Company has a great opportunity for a highly talented Director of Development to lead our development & fundraising efforts.

The Director of Development leads a staff of 8 development professionals in a coordinated effort to raise philanthropic revenue amounting to over $4.0 million annually. The Director of Development is responsible for articulating, planning and overseeing the direction for the department. The Director of Development plays a critical role in developing prospect cultivation and solicitation strategies, is expected to cultivate and solicit major gifts from key prospects, with a special emphasis on corporate fundraising and production sponsorship, and plays a major role, with the Executive team, as liaison to the Board of Trustees. This person plays a critical role in the identification, recruitment and acclamation of new trustees, in addition to the ongoing stewardship of the current 60 members of the Board of Trustees.

Projected annual fundraising for FY15 is $4.1 million and the overall budget is $11.3 million. The endowment fundraising goal is $25M (presently at $16M) with completion over the next 2 years as part of a 50th anniversary campaign that will culminate in the 2015/16 50th anniversary year.

Responsibilities
  • Provide leadership, direction, mentorship and management to the development department of the organization.
  • Lead and motivate the Board of Trustees, empowering them to serve in a strategic role as the organization’s most powerful fundraisers. The Director of Development will be expected to work closely with the fundraising committees of the Board and provide direction, training, support and orientation to fundraising techniques as needed to build a strong network of committed and continuous support.
  • Determine departmental long-range goals addressing dollars to be raised annually, benchmarks for growth in dollars raised and relationships, targets for each area of giving and other development issues.
  • Ensure fundraising programs and materials reflect the diversity of the communities we serve and encourage the widest possible community of philanthropy
  • Oversee and ensure the integrity of the donor database (Tessitura).
  • Work closely with senior staff, campaign council and the development team to manage the endowment campaign.
  • Ensure that the development staff is aided by a thorough annual operating plan in reaching the department’s goals.
  • Serve as the Theatre’s major gift fundraiser by identifying, cultivating, soliciting, participating in strategy development and stewarding selected major gift prospects from all constituencies, corporate, foundations and individuals. Work with key trustees to manage their portfolio of high-end prospects.
  • Work closely with the Executive team and Trustee leadership to identify board candidates capable of getting or giving major gifts.
  • Oversee Senior Development Managers in the implementation and management of development programs for individual annual fund giving and corporate, foundation and government giving, as well as a program of comprehensive stewardship and development fundraising and cultivation events, meeting the goals of the department.
  • Oversee the management of the department’s budget and the annual evaluation of the development department’s programs including cost analysis.
  • Serve as an articulate, enthusiastic, and visible spokesperson for the organization.
EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS:
Education:
Bachelor’s Degree required, Master’s Degree preferred.

Experience:
At least five years in a senior fundraising position, preferably in an arts organization. Strong leadership, managerial and consensus building skills; fundraising management and strategic planning experience; a proven track record in developing and administering a fundraising program and in soliciting major gifts.

Required Skills:
Must be a self-starter, highly organized, and able to work well with Board members and staff at all levels within the Theatre. Polished presentation and interpersonal skills. Highly organized and collaborative. Staff management experience required. Excellent supervisory and organizational skills are essential. Must have a self-motivated work style.

Interested candidates are invited to submit a resume and salary requirements to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Stage Door Security Guard – FT and PT positions

Children’s Theatre Company is hiring one full-time (40 hours) and 2 part-time Stage Door Security Officers that ensure the safety and security of patrons, staff, and visitors to the Theatre. Responsibilities encompass security for Theatre Arts Training programs, theatre performances, buildings and grounds.

Specific responsibilities include:
  • Monitor and patrol CTC buildings and grounds to ensure they are safe and secure
  • Ensure only authorized staff, students and visitors are permitted into the facility
  • Project the brand image of the CTC through actions and behaviors at the Stage Door
  • Complete tasks at the Stage Door to ensure efficient and productive daily operations.
  • Resolve any security incidents, and in the event of an elevated security incident, notify the police department to ensure the safety of staff and patrons in CTC facilities.
  • To be aware of all fire, safety and access procedures and implement the appropriate responses related to these situations.
The ideal candidate possesses:
  • A high school diploma or GED
  • Prior security experience or experience working with the public
  • Full time position: Associates degree in Criminal Justice or Law Enforcement and 2+ years’ experience preferred
  • Basic computer facility to monitor security systems and facility monitoring.
  • Desire and ability to work with diverse individuals and groups
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends
  • Valid MN Driver License
  • Background screening required
Interested candidates are invited to submit a resume and salary requirements to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Interim Costume Director

CTC seeks a temporary leader for the costume department while the current director is on leave. The Interim Costume Designer oversees all areas of costume production including costumes, wigs, accessories and wardrobe for three fall productions in two theatres and supervises ten regular staff members and several over-hire.

Requires professional experience; a strong background in time management, scheduling, and all aspects of costume production.

Full-time. Dates flexible around late July to late October range. Housing and travel provided. Send letter, resume and list of references ASAP to Ellen Baker, Production Manager, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Corporate Relations Manager

Children’s Theatre Company has a great opportunity for a talented development professional to lead our corporate sponsorship programs and our growing portfolio or corporate and business donors.

This key role:
  • Identifies opportunities and secures sponsorships for productions, programs, and events, including the annual Curtain Call Ball fundraising gala.
  • Maintains and grows a portfolio of corporate and business donors making gifts up to $20,000.
  • Develops and improves current systems to identify, solicit, steward, and recognize corporate sponsors/donors at all levels.
  • Develops and maintains a successful corporate solicitation program including developing a strategic operating plan, identifying priorities and prospects, assigning prospect ratings, and recommending goals.
  • Identifies, evaluates, cultivates, and solicits (both through in-person asks and occasional grant proposals) primarily small and mid-size corporations.
  • Collaborates with Marketing and Audiences Services staff to coordinate events.
The ideal candidate for this role will possess:
  • A Bachelor’s degree coupled with 3+ years’ professional experience in a related field, preferably nonprofit fundraising.
  • Demonstrated experience in securing financial contributions (particularly sponsorships) from corporations and small businesses including identification, cultivation, and solicitation of charitable gifts and sponsorships.
  • Demonstrated experience in relationship management and stewardship.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects, meeting deadlines and goals.
  • Understanding of fundraising software; experience with Tessitura a plus.
  • Events experience preferred.
  • Commitment to and enthusiasm for fundraising for theatre, youth services, and the arts.
Interested candidates are invited to submit a resume and salary requirements to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Company Manager

Children’s Theatre Company seeks a part-time company manager.

Responsibilities include coordinating guest artists’ travel and housing; planning and executing actor/crew meals and company events such as opening nights, meet and greet receptions and closing nights; and assisting with planning and staffing of auditions. Other duties include artist transportation, shopping for supplies and caring for common spaces in the Theatre. Position reports to Producer and works closely with Production Manager.

Requires flexibility, humor, and attention to detail along with impeccable customer service skills. Prior experience working with artists and/ or travel arrangements a plus. Valid driver’s license required.

This position is paid hourly with hours varying from week to week. Range of hours are a minimum of 10 hours per week with a maximum of up to 25-30 hours per week based on activities of the theater. This position will have potential to steadily grow in hours over the next two years. The start date for the position is early to mid-August.

Send letter, resume and list of references to Jennifer Ritter, Producer, Children’s Theatre Company, 2400 Third Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55404 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Costume Dyer/Painter & Crafts Artisan

Seeking applicants for 2014-15 season of 8 productions.

Paint/dye fabric, distress costumes and construction of costume accessories, including masks, armor, jewelry, headwear, and footwear as part of two person crafts staff.

Requires minimum of three years professional experience and expertise in dye techniques, patterning accessory pieces, millinery and construction techniques on fabric, felt and leather; familiarity with foam construction and sculpting.

Position Status: Part-time, hourly. Includes benefits plan. CTC operates under a collective bargaining agreement with IATSE Local 13.

Application Deadline: ASAP
Start Date: late July/early August 2014

To apply, please email letter of interest and resume with “Costumes” in the subject line to Ellen Baker, Production Manager, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Sound Director

Position Summary: CTC’s Sound Director oversees and directs the production and installation of all sound related elements, within available resources, based on the designs and concepts presented by the Sound Designer. Also responsible for overseeing and directing all in-house sound needs.

Principle Responsibilities:
  • Work closely with the Artistic Director and Production Manager as a creative problem solver in the planning and execution of all sound-related elements of productions, education programs and events as needed.
  • Responsible for determining approaches, procedures, schedules and techniques to create the sound-related elements for each production.
  • Design and implement the sound reinforcement for all CTC productions.
  • Budget and estimate cost of labor and materials for each production.
  • Engineer all recording and mix sessions to create material for playback.
  • Work with other production department heads and creative teams on the solution of multi-department projects for each production.
  • Work with Stage Management, Costumes and Actors on the proper handling of all wireless microphones to ensure their safe operation.
  • Responsible for supervising and scheduling the work of I.A.T.S.E. Board Operators, A2 and other over-hire crew.
  • Attend all technical rehearsals and previews as needed.
  • Manage and oversee all rentals of CTC Recording Studio and be present for all recording sessions.
  • Maintain the CTC audio network, including playback, recording and backup computers, central RAID drive, and space allocation for sound effects libraries and show archives.
  • Responsible for the maintenance and safe use of all sound equipment.
  • Assist PR/Marketing in the promotion of CTC by creating radio spots, audio for video, and promotional CDs.
  • Assist in new play development by engineering any sessions requiring documentation of workshops, etc.
  • With House Management, manage audio description and hearing assistance systems needs.
Requirements and Qualifications:
  • 3-5 years of experience in professional theatre.
  • Experience managing a staff.
  • Experience that includes but is not limited to multi-track recording, mixing and mastering using Pro Tools, operation of QLab sound playback software, design of sound reinforcement systems, sound equipment troubleshooting and repair, Windows and Mac computer networking, Microsoft office
  • Time and budget management.
  • Sound design experience useful.
  • Requires excellent problem solving and communication skills.
Position Status: Full time, exempt. Includes comprehensive benefits plan.

Application Deadline: July 11, 2014
Start Date: late summer 2014

To apply, please email letter of interest and resume with “Sound Director” in the subject line to Ellen Baker, Production Manager, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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