Led by Artistic Director Peter C Brosius and Managing Director Kim Motes, Children's Theatre Company (CTC) is the nation’s leading theatre for multigenerational audiences and is one of the 20 largest producing theatres in the United States. A winner of the Tony Award® for Outstanding Regional Theatre, 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, innovative education programs, and community partnerships.
CTC is dedicated to increasing equity, 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 where our theatre is a home for all people, all families, and is truly reflective of our community. We are also committed to providing a work environment that is free from discrimination. CTC prohibits discrimination in employment against any employee or job applicant because of that person’s race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, sex, national origin, disability status, genetic information, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, familial status, veteran status, status with regard to public assistance, membership in a local human rights commission or any other legally protected status.
Information on Internships can be found here.
TAT Teaching Assistant
Overhire Costume Cutter/Drapers & Stitchers
Overhire Carpenters and Scenic Artists
Corporate Relations Manager
Front of House Associate
Ticket Office Associate
Children’s Theatre Company is seeking qualified candidates for the position of TAT Summer Teaching Assistant. This is a temporary seasonal position from June 5 to August 16. Hours of employment are Monday-Friday between 7:45am-5:45pm, exact hours TBD.
CTC's Theatre Arts Training (TAT) program is designed to mold the next generation of theatre professionals in a guided, dynamic, studio-style program that is tailored to the needs of each individual student. Simultaneously, TAT offers an open-enrollment program which encourages exploration while creating for each individual student the opportunity to see the world through the diverse lens of the performing arts.
POSITION SUMMARY: Teaching Assistants are responsible for assisting the lead teacher in TAT’s summer camp programs for ages 4-18. Responsible for facilitation of extended care programming, including planning and preparation of any supplemental classroom materials. Responsible for monitoring student arrivals and departures and implementing safety procedures. Responsible for additional office and administrative tasks as assigned.
• Strong communication skills; demonstrated ability to work in collaboration with others
• Experience working with young people
• Background in music, dance, theatre, and/or education
• Able to demonstrate an ability to engage, challenge, and interest youth through the arts; familiarity with arts education principles and best practices
• Student/customer oriented
• Possesses ability to lead and take initiative in a classroom setting
March 4 – May 9
March 11 – May 3
Send letter, resume and list of references to:
Ellen Baker, Production Manager, Children’s Theatre Company
Working knowledge of the following tools and their accessories: radial arm saw, table saw, band saw, cold saw, planer, jointer, drill press, miter box, wood lathe, router, sanders, MIG welding equipment, sewing machine, electrical and pneumatic power hand tools.
Please send application letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
This position is responsible for implementing an effective, comprehensive and ongoing corporate sponsorship program on behalf of Children's Theatre Company. In addition to reaching a corporate sponsorships goal of $552,000, this position is also responsible for maintaining and growing a portfolio of small and mid-sized companies contributing to CTC’s overall corporate fundraising goal of $1.5M. Responsibilities include identification and research of prospects, relationship building, solicitation, and stewardship of corporate gifts and sponsorships. The Corporate Relations Manager also collaborates with Marketing and Audiences Services staff to coordinate events designed to cultivate and steward corporations.
Working under the supervision of the Associate Director of Development, Institutional Giving, the Corporate Relations Manager assists in the development of annual and long range plans for securing corporate gifts (specifically focusing on growing our base of support from smaller companies) and all sponsorships (program, show, and event). This position also cultivates prospects and maintains positive partner relationships with corporate contacts.
• Prepare sponsorship packets and other materials to support leadership and other CTC staff in soliciting high-level sponsorships
• Implement and improve systems to identify, solicit (often through in-person asks), steward, and recognize corporate sponsors/donors at all levels, with a focus on new donor acquisition
• Develop and implement creative methods of acquiring new corporate donors including personal outreach, direct mail, special events, and unique benefits packages
• Oversee event management services, when applicable, for corporate buyouts and large group clients
• Work closely with marketing department to establish creative benefit packages for corporate donors
• Coordinate benefit fulfillment for sponsors, including recognition, hospitality, and other benefits as appropriate
• Serve on the Curtain Call Ball committee
• Monitor industry trends and organizational progress, assess new business opportunities, and assist in developing strategic recommendations
• File timely contact reports, maintain accurate records, and provide updated information for database reporting as appropriate
• Serve as a member of the overall development team by collaborating with colleagues across disciplines on donor strategies
• Serve on committees and attend staff meetings as directed
• Accept and implement other specific assignments that advance the mission of the theater as required, such as building relationships with corporate employee resource or affinity groups
• Professional experience in a related field, preferably implementing customer service, sales, or fundraising plans
• Demonstrated experience in securing sales or financial contributions from corporations and small businesses including identification, cultivation, and solicitation
• Demonstrated experience in relationship management and stewardship
• Demonstrated experience in planning and implementing events
• Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects, meeting deadlines and goals
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications
• Understanding of fundraising software; experience with Tessitura a plus
• Understanding of basic marketing and communications strategies and tactics
• Commitment to and enthusiasm for fundraising for theatre, youth services, and the arts
• Energetic, highly-motivated worker with great people skills
• Strong ability to build and maintain relationships, including an aptitude for engaging and motivating others
• Entrepreneurial thinker with ability to make connections and maximize opportunities
• Ability to balance frequent meetings and events outside the office with day-to-day work demands
• Ability to work independently and as a productive member of the development team
• Excellent communication, presentation, and analytical skills
• Highly organized, with a strong attention to detail
• Ability to coordinate and prioritize multiple projects to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
• Mature judgment and ability to maintain confidential information
Please send a cover letter and resume to Andrew Robertson, Director of Human Resources at email@example.com. Please include the name of the position(s) to which you are applying in the subject line of the email.
Front of House Associate
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Work Schedule: Varies due to performance schedules
To provide excellent customer service and assist the rest of Front of House staff in ensuring that productions and events are safe, entertaining, and efficiently run. While the primary duties of this position will be front of house to start with, all employees will also be cross-trained in a variety of different departments including ticketing, safety and security, and events.
• Assist in making sure the lobby, theatre, and concession stand are set up before patrons arrive.
• Provide friendly service to patrons as they arrive, tear/scan tickets, help patrons find their seats, direct them to restrooms, answer questions about the theatre and shows, help with late seating, and watch the house for any general issue that arise before and during the performance.
• Work assigned concessions lanes and gift shop prior to the show, during intermission and post show in a quick and efficient manor while making accurate transactions using the Square sales system.
• Assist in making sure that the patrons all leave the theatre safely post performance. Help clean the theatre and restock concessions and gift shop for the next performance.
• Represent Children’s Theatre Company at both internal and external events as requested
• Attend trainings and meetings as required
• Perform other duties as assigned by the House Manager and/or Performance Supervisor.
• Project the brand image of CTC through actions and behaviors at events and at the theatre
Must be able to work independently and self-motivate. Must be able to lift and move items (program boxes, concession boxes, merchandise, etc…) up to 50lbs, assist patrons up and down steps repeatedly, and stand for long periods of time. Must have a willingness to wear the required uniform (CTC provided shirt) Applicants must be at least 18 years old.
Positive, calm, professional attitude with pleasant disposition and a desire to be a team player. Excellent customer service and management skills with the ability to communicate effectively with a diverse group of people. Good attention to detail and sound decision making ability during all types of situations, including ones involving high stress and emergencies. Must be able to work independently and self-motivate. A passion for the arts is a plus.
• Customer service experience including working with diverse groups of people
• Previous ushering or customer service experience in a non-profit or arts organization.
Skills & Abilities:
• Ability to quickly learn institutional programs such as Square and Paycom.
Certificates & Licenses:
The position is required to be certified in CPR/AED/First Aid. Training is provided for candidates who do not already possess this certification.
MUST be available at least two weeknights and one weekend day during the run of performances.
Please send a cover letter and resume to Andrew Robertson at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include the title of the position to which you are applying in the subject line of the email.
Ticket Office Associate
Children’s Theatre Company (CTC) is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Ticket Office Associate. This is a part-time position with occasional evening and weekend hours required.
Provide service to customers in a manner consistent with the high quality performance and service standards of the Theatre by following customer service policies and procedures. Process single ticket, season ticket, and Theatre Arts Training class orders over the telephone, through the mail, and at the ticket office.
- Answer ticket office phone lines and help patrons in person at the ticket office in a pleasant and timely manner, providing a consistently high level of customer service.
- Process single ticket, season ticket, student matinee payments, and Theatre Arts Training orders by phone, mail or in person.
- Do external telemarketing calls to renewing subscribers.
- Complete necessary data entry, paperwork and procedures for accurate record-keeping and sales.
- Accurately process all forms of payment for reservations, including occasional cash transactions.
- Represent Children’s Theatre Company at both internal and external events as requested
- Attend trainings and meetings as required.
- Provide additional ticket office and marketing support as required.
Preferred candidates will have a professional attitude with pleasant disposition and a desire to be a team player. Candidate must be articulate and have excellent customer service skills with the ability to communicate effectively with a diverse group of people, as well as good attention to detail and sound decision making ability.
Experience with computerized ticketing system (preferably Tessitura) and phone sales preferred. Experience with Microsoft Office products including Word and Excel a plus. Previous experience in an arts organization a plus.
High school diploma or equivalent required.
SKILLS & ABILITIES:
Must show a willingness to learn new technology and adapt easily to system changes.
MUST be available at least 12 hours per week; availability must include at least one weeknight AND one weekend day. Flexible night and weekend availability preferred.
SEND RESUME AND COVER LETTER TO:
Andrew Robertson – Director of Human Resources: email@example.com. Please include the name of the job or jobs to which you are applying in the subject line of your email.