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.
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Assistant Technical Director
Executive Assistant – Full Time Temporary
Institutional Giving Associate
The Assistant Technical Director is responsible for assisting the Technical Director in the preparation and organization of technical information pertaining to the scenery of any given production, through collaboration with the design team and the other production departments, working from knowledge of standard theatrical technical design.
- Draft technical drawings for all scenic elements based on the designer drawings, using AutoCAD 3D modeling, so they can be built by the shop staff or by subcontracted labor.
- Solve technical and design challenges using a wide variety of construction materials and methods used in the theater to implement in technical designs.
- Assist with budgeting and cost estimating of labor and materials for each production.
- Assist in managing shop workflow, so that a variety of projects can be done cooperatively and efficiently.
- Order materials and supplies for the Scene Shop.
- Attend weekly production meetings and assist the Technical Director with communicating production information to the scenic designer and Scene Shop Staff.
- Attend technical rehearsals and notes sessions as needed.
- Lead strike and load-ins as needed.
- Archive information about each production and on the theatrical venues for future reference.
- Assist in managing the scene shop personnel to promote a safe, healthy, and productive working environment.
Requirements and Qualifications:
- Bachelor’s Degree with 5 years or more of experience in regional theater or commercial scenery production, M.F.A. in Technical Direction or related field preferred, or a combination of equivalent experience and training. Experience with IATSE crews is a plus.
- Proficient in AutoCAD 2010 or later, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook), basic Photoshop skills.
- Requires excellent organizational, problem solving, and communication skills.
- Working knowledge of construction drafting techniques, simple engineering, and structures.
- Working knowledge of basic scenic carpentry, welding, rigging, sewing, hydraulics, pneumatics, and theatrical automation to draw upon for creating technical designs.
- Ability to lead and/or supervise crews of carpenters to get work done efficiently and safely.
Applications accepted until the position is filled. Start date flexible.
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.
Children’s Theatre Company is seeking an accomplished Design Manager with a passion for theater arts education, exceptional project management and a desire to bring his/her marketing voice to our team. The Design Manager:
- Creates compelling and distinctive materials emphasizing CTC’s mission to educate, challenge and inspire young people and their communities
- Ensures the CTC brand and message is carried throughout all marketing materials and is reflective of the diversity of the communities we serve
- Serves as the primary graphic design resource and design manager for multiple programs at CTC, including Marketing, Development, Theatre Arts Training (TAT) and Neighborhood Bridges programs
- Has multimedia design responsibilities including advertising, promotional materials, signage, invitations, branded merchandise, mass mailings, publications, as well as the website and other multimedia initiatives
- Manages junior staff and coordinates external vendors
- Collaborates closely with marketing department staff and other departments
- Graphic Design degree with 3 + years demonstrated design accomplishments
- Supervision and management of other designers preferred
- Experience working in, or supporting, arts or educational programming
- Ability to excel in both collaborative and self-directed projects
- Technical Skills: Expertise in Adobe Creative Suite required; experience with design for web and mobile applications desirable
- Strong typographic ability; strong attention to detail; experience managing commercial print production.
Children’s Theatre Company is seeking a highly skilled Executive Assistant to support the Artistic Director and Managing Director for a 3 month period, May through August. This position is the communications and scheduling hub at CTC. Specific responsibilities will include:
- Board of Governors support: meeting and event preparation, materials preparation and minutes
- Travel and calendar management for Artistic Director and Managing Director
- Senior staff coordination and communication: maintain open communications, scheduling, coordinating agenda, publishing minutes, daily problem-solving
- Daily interaction with multiple stakeholders – Senior Staff, Department heads, board members etc.
- Office management and administrative responsibilities, including SharePoint
This is a spectacular opportunity for a uniquely qualified individual.
Requirements and Qualifications:
- 5 + years’ prior success supporting C level executives
- Requires executive presence, polished communications and strong decision-making skills
- Ability to calmly and effectively address changing priorities and multiple demands
- Great with details and organization (top of mind and written down)
- Good MS Office skills SharePoint experience preferred
- Must be comfortable interacting with a diverse group of internal and external stakeholders
- Desire and ability to provide every staff member, donor, board member with a positive experience working with the executive office.
Department: Education: Theatre Arts Training
Job Status: Temporary
FLSA Status: Non Exempt
Reports To: TAT Director/TAT Manager
Amount of Travel Required: N/A
Work Schedule: July 5-August 5; Mon-Fri 7:45am-12pm, 1pm-4:30pm; Training: June 9-10, hours TBD
Positions Supervised: N/A
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 early childhood camps as assigned. 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.
- Assist lead teacher to implement age appropriate classroom content and activities consistent with TAT curriculum and MN Learning Standards guidelines, incorporating elements of theatre, music and dance, for week-long early childhood camps as assigned; assist in the preparation of classroom materials
- Collaborate with fellow teaching assistants to facilitate extended care programming for students in grades K-8, including the planning, preparation and leading of activities
- Work with education staff and faculty to provide a safe, inclusive and creative environment for learning; this includes assisting with keeping attendance records by checking students in and out, greeting families and providing directions
- Assists with office and administrative tasks as needed, including but not limited to: filing, photocopying, answering phones, data management, and incident/accident documentation
- Strong communication skills; demonstrated ability to work in collaboration with others
- Experience working with young people and families
- 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 a plus
- Must be student/customer oriented and able to build relationships with students, families, artists, and staff
- Strong organizational skills; proven ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities
- Adaptable and confident working under pressure
- Possesses ability to lead and take initiative in a high stress environment
- Experience in implementing safety procedures
Institutional Giving Associate
Children’s Theatre Company has an exciting opportunity available supporting the institutional giving area of our Development team. This position is ideal for a highly motivated, detail-oriented, and curious individual who is interested in using their skills to support the engagement of corporate, foundation, and government partners in the mission and work of Children’s Theatre Companys committed to a future when our theatre is a home for all people, all families, reflective of our community.
The Institutional Giving Associate will:
- Support the institutional giving fundraising efforts of Children’s Theatre Company
- Promote long-term funding relationships by implementing donor communication and cultivation activities, including mailings and event invitations; benefit fulfillment; and grant reporting.
- Identify and research prospects for solicitation.
- Provide grant writing and application preparation support.
- Maintain and grow an individual portfolio of small (< $5,000) general operating donors, including proposal and report submission and stewardship.
- Ensure operational efficiency of institutional giving team by maintaining team work plan, tracking proposal and report deadlines, and running lists and reports as needed.
- Serve as the institutional team lead for Tessitura (donor database).
- College degree in a relevant field
- Exceptional research, analytical, and writing skills, including a strong ability to synthesize complex information for different audiences.
- 2 + years of professional experience, including at least one year in fundraising or similar field; some grant writing experience preferred.
- Demonstrated project management, organizational, and communication skills.
- Ability and desire to thrive in a fast-paced, detail-oriented and deadline-driven environment.
- High level of initiative and problem-solving ability.
- Strong technology skills, including familiarity with online research resources; experience with donor databases (Tessitura preferred); and proficiency with Microsoft Office suite.
- Commitment to the mission of Children’s Theatre Company.
Preferred Skills/Attributes: Highly curious thinker; excellent communicator; general knowledge of issues related to youth and the arts; strong desire to learn and grow in position; familiarity with local and/or national philanthropic communities.
Children’s Theatre Company is seeking a “can do” Accounting Associate with a passion for theater to join our team. The Accounting Associate is responsible for:
- Accounts Payable: accurate entry of accounts payable invoices into the accounting system and weekly check runs
- Accounts Receivable: process bank deposits, maintain revenue spreadsheets, and reconcile petty cash
- Providing calendar and fiscal year-end support: assist with the annual audit, year-end activities, 1099s and other tax-related projects
- Assisting staff-members with office equipment, supplies, mail, and other administrative tasks as needed.
This individual must interact successfully with a wide range of personalities including staff, artists, and CTC vendors. Additional position qualifications include:
- Previous accounting experience as well as a college degree within nonprofit arts administration or accounting disciplines preferred.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Experience with Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, and Outlook.
- Knowledge of Great Plains Dynamics or other accounting software a plus, however, training will be provided if needed.
- Must be accurate, detail-oriented, organized and exhibit good time management skills.
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.