Job Openings

Led by Artistic Director Peter C Brosius and Managing Director Kimberly Motes, 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
ACT Team
Director of Marketing and Communications
Run Crew
Cargill Master Stage Carpenter
Director of Human Resources
Carpenter/Draftsperson

ACT Team

The ACT Team is a workforce development program offering paid employment in our entry-level community facing positions, while also providing further access, training and mentorship in multiple areas of the Company to introduce employees to potential career paths in a professional theatre.

ACT Team staff are cross-trained as ushers, ticket office associates and event promoters, developing valuable and transferable professional skills. In addition to experience in sales and customer service, the ACT Team staff also receives additional opportunities to increase their knowledge and work experience at events and projects related to community outreach, audience engagement, donor cultivation, and event management building relationships with managers and senior level staff throughout the institution.

The ACT Team program has a dedicated ACT Team Coordinator responsible for ongoing recruitment for the ACT Team with a focus on outreach to communities that have been traditionally excluded or absent from professional theatre careers. The ACT Team establishes and supports an intentionally inclusive path to employment at Children’s Theatre Company, beginning with existing part-time opportunities that do not require any theatre experience or degrees and adding valuable opportunities for advancement in the field.

For more info, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., ACT Team Coordinator.



Director of Marketing and Communications

The Director of Marketing and Communications supports the highest strategic priorities of the theatre and serves as a member of  CTC’s senior leadership team.  He or She will lead the organization’s strategic marketing, communications, public relations, institutional branding and customer service programs, and shape CTC’s institutional profile on a national level. He or she will focus on growing new audiences while retaining and deepening relationships with current audiences. Through effective communication of the mission, vision and programming activities, the Director of Marketing and Communications develops and executes strategies to generate all earned ticket revenues for the theatre, leading a staff in marketing, communications public relations, audience services, ticket sales and graphic design.

The successful candidate will find a fiscally prudent organization with a committed audience, a loyal patron base, and a Board of Governors that is dedicated to its mission and continuing success. In Artistic Director Peter Brosius, candidates will find a visionary director and impresario with a passion for engaging young people and their families through artists of the highest caliber. In Managing Director Kim Motes candidates will find a highly successful executive with significant experience in branding, marketing, finance, fundraising and team development.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

  • Collaborate regularly with the Managing Director and Artistic Director to ensure a clear and accurate interpretation of the organization’s vision and direction as well as production aesthetics. 
  • Develop annual and long range institutional, programmatic and show specific marketing and communication plans that align with the strategic plan.  Lead and supervise the implementation of all marketing, communications, public relations, web and social media, publications, promotions and sales plans to position the organization overall and achieve earned revenue goals through single ticket and season subscription sales annually.
  • Oversee audience services which includes front-of-house, concessions, gift shop and box office operations to ensure excellent customer service.
  • Plan, manage and execute branding, positioning, messaging, market research, media planning, market segmentation, targeting and pricing strategies.
  • Develop and monitor earned revenue projections; provide data analysis, modeling and dynamic pricing procedures.
  • Manage annual expense budgets for marketing, communications, publicity, sales, audience services and graphic design efforts and operations.
  • Hire, supervise, motivate and support a strategically focused marketing, communications and audience services team. Lead, supervise and evaluate staff to achieve annual and long-range goals.
  • Cultivate an innovative and positive working environment that enables growth in new technology and marketing practices to ensure the Theatre’s vitality.
  • Direct the development of all visual and print materials.
  • Develop and implement web and social media strategies.
  • Direct telemarketing campaigns and serve as primary liaison with consultants.
  • Expand public relations efforts to increase national profile, as well as increase local awareness of the theater’s national programs.
  • Collaborate with other departments, especially the development department to create consistent messages and materials and integrate organizational strategy.
  • Serve as a member of the senior management team which focuses on short and long-term strategic issues.  
  • Serve as staff liaison to the marketing committee of the Board of Governors.  Ensure the work of the committee advances the branding and marketing efforts of the theatre.

Qualifications and Qualities

CTC is focused on identifying candidates whose talents as marketing and communications professionals and managers have been in evidence and who have demonstrated success in complex creative environments.

Candidates must demonstrate:

  • Record of accomplishments in effective marketing strategies and excellent strategic planning and organizational skills.
  • Minimum 10 years of non-profit marketing, communications, audience development, public relations and subscription and single ticket campaigns.
  • Experience with the development and execution of brand strategy is preferred.
  • Knowledge of marketing and audience development strategies, graphic, online and video design principles and production process, e-commerce and social media strategies, ticketing software, database management and customer service programs.
  • Detail-oriented and able to manage numerous important projects concurrently and effectively motivate staff to meet strict deadlines.
  • Have an enthusiastic, outgoing and confident personal style with excellent interpersonal communication skills to effectively interact with staff, management, audiences and vendors.
  • Outstanding analytical skills and intellectual curiosity.
  • Excellent written and communication skills demonstrated by samples of published articles, proposals, press releases, reports and/or video scripts.
  • Experience working with online content management system.
  • Experience with Tessitura highly desirable or experience in other ticketing database required.
  • A professional approach to supporting artistic and educational programs by promoting a positive atmosphere of energy, creativity and focus.
  • Experience in managing, mentoring and motivating high performance marketing and PR teams to meet revenue goals in a fast paced, creative and collaborative environment.
  • A commitment to effective partnerships with other department heads, especially development, to realize mission-based goals and objectives designed to support artistic and education programs, and to expand audiences.
  • The ability to design and maintain a departmental structure that maximizes internal and institutional capabilities, and best serves artistic and organizational needs.
  • A commitment to supporting artistic ambition and fiscal responsibility.
  • BA required.

Compensation
Compensation will be commensurate with experience and competitive with similar positions throughout the country.  The range of benefits includes medical, vision and dental insurance, long-term and short-term disability insurance, life insurance, paid time off, and access to 403 (b) retirement plan.

To Apply
Please submit your resume and cover letter by mail or email to
Children’s Theatre Company
2400 3rd Ave South
Minneapolis, MN, USA
55404

Attention: Kim Motes, Managing Director
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RUN CREW for The Last Firefly
Responsibilities include: Preset, maintenance and cleaning of the stage, scenery and props as assigned.  Shifting, flying and maneuvering of scenery/props in a consistent, accurate manner as assigned.  Other duties may include: follow spot operation, special effects operation, puppeteering, and assistance to the Wardrobe Staff for quick changes. 

Requires: Strong work ethic, calm demeanor, attention to detail and safety concerns and willingness to be a team player. 

Dates of employment:  September 17, 2016 through November 13, 2016.  Possible extension through November 27, 2016.
Ten performances per week.

SWING RUN CREW for Cinderella

Learn and cover absences for run crew of ten. Responsibilities include: Preset, maintenance and cleaning of the stage, scenery and props as assigned.  Shifting, flying and maneuvering of scenery/props and operating a follow spot in a consistent, accurate manner as assigned.  Other duties may include: special effects operation, puppeteering, and assistance to the Wardrobe Staff for quick changes. 

Requires: Strong work ethic, calm demeanor, attention to detail and safety concerns and willingness to be a team player. 

Dates of employment:  October 29, 2016 through January 8, 2016.  Possible extension through January 15, 2016. 
Possibility of ten performances per week covering for crew absences. 

Please apply by July 22, 2016
Send letter, resume and list of references to Jenny Friend, Production Stage Manager, Children’s Theatre Company, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

CTC operates under a collective bargaining agreement with IATSE Local 13.



Position Title: Cargill Master Stage Carpenter
Reports to: Production Stage Manager

Position Summary:
Lead running crew, liaise with stage management on running the deck and choreographing scene shifts, maintain scenery, props and effects for productions and maintain stage facility/equipment.  Responsible for day-to-day supervision of Run Crew, but not for hiring of said positions.

Principal Responsibilities:
  • Work with the UHG Master Stage Carpenter to share information between theatre spaces. Work together on maintaining both theatre facilities and on repairs needed for all shows for scenery, props and effects. Assist UHG Master Stage Carpenter with daily/weekly safety checks.
  • Maintain the stage facility and work with the Technical Director keep all stage equipment in good repair.
  • Provide support for internal and external special events.
  • Participate in all seating calls on Cargill Stage. Responsible for maintenance of seating and bringing any potential concerns to the attention of the Production Manager and Technical Director.
  • Work with the Stage Manager and the Assistant Stage Manager to structure and create how the deck is run and keep this consistent and safe for all performances.
  • Participate in the scenic construction process through careful review of scenic designs and by conferring with the Technical Director on how pieces are to move, play and store.
  • Work with the Production Stage Manager to schedule the crew in a timely fashion and to communicate any concerns regarding crew morale.
  • Document the backstage pack and any other pertinent information for future productions.
  • Model professional behavior to students involved in productions.
Requirements and Qualifications:
  • Prior management experience.
  • Minimum of two years in professional theatre situation or extensive summer stock/educational experience.
  • Working knowledge of basic scenic carpentry, welding, rigging, sewing, properties construction, painting, hydraulics, pneumatics, and theatrical automation.
  • Knowledge of safe work practices to reduce the risk of injury.
  • Requires flexibility, creative problem-solving and the ability to build positive working relationships.
Position Status: Seasonal full time, hourly. Includes comprehensive benefits plan. Position included in collective bargaining agreement with IATSE Local 13, AFL-CIO.

Start Date:
September 6, 2016
Application Deadline: July 22, 2016

To apply, email letter of interest and resume, in pdf format, with “MSC” 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.

Director of Human Resources

The Director of Human Resources is a new position that supports the highest strategic priorities of the theatre and serves as a member of CTC’s senior leadership team. The Director of Human Resources leads a broad range of Human Resources functions, including employee relations, recruitment, onboarding, compensation, benefits plan design, performance management, professional development, separation, employment law compliance and other areas as assigned. This position directly plans, coordinates, administers and evaluates human resources policies, programs, and practices. The HR Director oversees and assists hiring managers in recruitment and selection of candidates according to CTC values and Act One commitments.

Primary Duties/Responsibilities:
  • Compliance and Policy
    • Ensure human resources and employee policies are current and in compliance with legislation
    • Regularly review and update Employee Handbook to keep current from a legal and institutional perspective. Communicate all changes to staff. Develop new policies as needed, in partnership with senior staff
    • Educate managers in employment law issues
    • Develop and communicate policies to managers and staff
    • Provide policy interpretation for staff and supervisors
    • Maintain personnel files and ensure proper record retention
  • Administration (shared responsibility with Payroll)
    • Manage and coordinate employee benefit programs; manage and control costs
    • Prepare government reports and coordinate audits related to compensation, EEO compliance and other HR functions
    • Monitor workers’ compensation claims and coordinates work between employee and insurance carrier
    • Serve as primary contact with retirement plan advisors and manage any requirements of plan
  • Performance Management
    • Coach supervisors with performance management, employee relations, performance reviews and development plans for staff
    • Assist mangers in an ongoing process of maintaining up-to-date job descriptions
    • Ensure proper documentation of any employee performance concerns
    • Lead and coordinate annual performance appraisal process
    • Personally participate in significant employee performance issues
  • Staff Development/Communication
    • Analyze, develop, design and implement staff training and professional development opportunities
    • Evaluate effectiveness of staff development programs
    • Recommend and implement employee recognition opportunities
    • Ensure regular communication channels for employees and monitor staff morale
  • Recruitment
    • Assist hiring manager in identification and sourcing candidates generally and according to Act One commitments
    • Coordinate application and resume tracking process and ensure consistency in recruitment efforts with hiring managers
    • Accept and screen resumes, applications and assist with the final decision and offer process
  • Onboarding
    • Conducts new employee orientations, including employment policies and procedures
    • Ensures employees gain an understanding of benefit plans and enrollment provisions. Counsels’ employees and potential employees/applicants on plan provisions so that individuals can make informed benefit decisions
    • Coordinates organization-wide onboarding efforts
  • Serve as a member of the senior leadership team and management group
  • Proactively contribute to CTC’s mission to educate, challenge and inspire young people and their communities
  • Positively contribute to the Act One platform, creating a future where our theatre is a home for all people, all families, reflective of our community
Qualifications/requirements:
  • A bachelor’s degree in human resources, business or related field plus 3-years HR experience. PHR / SPHR preferred.
  • Previous success leading a one-person or very small department preferred
  • Knowledge and familiarity with current labor laws
  • Strong interpersonal skills with emphasis on employee relations
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong strategic skills, organizational skills and attention to detail with an ability to work at the conceptual level and implementation phase
  • Ability to manage multiple projects with competing demands while maintaining commitment to excellence
  • Prior supervisory, nonprofit and union experience helpful
  • Ability to adhere to strict confidentiality requirements and exercise good judgment
  • Commitment to the mission and values of CTC
  • Ability to recommend effective solutions to complex problems or issues that are consistent with CTC values, policies, practices, and regulation or government law
  • Must have the ability to work with a wide range of people in a cooperative team environment, to perform under stress, and to remain flexible
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications and experience with payroll systems
  • Ability to build and maintain relationships at all levels of the organization and with partner organizations
  • Ability to communicate a compelling recruitment brand, and to identify and recruit from historically underrepresented populations
Compensation
Compensation will be commensurate with experience and non-profit compensation levels. The range of benefits includes medical, vision and dental insurance, long-term and short-term disability insurance, life insurance, paid time off, and access to 403 (b) retirement plan.

To Apply
Please submit your resume, cover letter and salary requirements by mail or email to Children’s Theatre Company 2400 3rd Ave South Minneapolis, MN, USA 55404 Attention: Kim Motes, Managing Director This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Position Title: Carpenter/Draftsperson
Reports to: Technical Director

Position Summary:
The Carpenter/Draftsperson, under the direction of the Technical Director, is part of a team responsible for building, installing, maintaining and striking the scenery for all CTC productions. The Carpenter/Draftsperson assists in creating some of the construction drawings to be used in the scene shop. 

Principal Responsibilities:
  • Build scenery for CTC productions and events using a wide variety of construction materials and methods typically used in the theater. 
  • Load-in, maintain, and strike scenery for CTC productions and events.
  • Assist the Technical Director in the production of technical drawings for scenic elements based on the designer drawings, using AutoCAD 3D modeling, to be built by the shop staff or by subcontracted labor.
  • Work collaboratively with other members of the organization to provide support for cross departmental projects.
  • Perform routine maintenance in the scene shop and theatrical venues as needed.
  • Actively work to promote a safe, healthy, and productive working environment in the scene shop.
Requirements and Qualifications:
  • 3 years or more of experience in regional theater or commercial scenery production, or a combination of equivalent experience and training.  
  • Working knowledge of basic scenic carpentry, welding, rigging, sewing, hydraulics, pneumatics, and theatrical automation.
  • Proficient in AutoCAD 2010 or later, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook).
  • Working knowledge of standard theatrical construction drafting techniques.
  • Knowledge of safe work practices to reduce the risk of injury.
  • Requires flexibility, creative problem solving skills, clear communication skills, and the ability to build positive working relationships.
Position Status: Seasonal full time hourly.  Includes comprehensive benefits plan.  Position included in collective bargaining agreement with IATSE Local 13, AFL-CIO

Application Deadline:
Applications due August 12, 2016.  Start date flexible.

To apply, email letter of interest and resume, in pdf format, with “Carpenter Draftsperson” 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.


We are committed to diversity in the workforce and are an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate in any employment decision on the basis of race, color, creed, sex, religion, age, marital or veteran’s status, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, or any other basis prohibited by local, state or federal law. We do require a full background check for all of our employees.

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Children’s Theatre Company (“CTC”) is committed to providing a safe online experience. We collect no personally identifying information, unless you choose to provide us with that information. This statement of Privacy applies to the CTC website and governs data collection and usage. By using the CTC website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

COLLECTION OF PERSON INFORMATION
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