Job Openings

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.

Current Openings 
Marketing Assistant
Overhire Costume Cutter/Drapers & Stitchers
Overhire Carpenters and Scenic Artists
Corporate Relations Manager
Front of House Associate 
Ticket Office Associate



Marketing Assistant
 
Children’s Theatre Company is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Marketing Assistant.  This is a full-time position with Monday through Friday office hours with occasional evening and weekend work.  Benefits include medical and dental insurance, vacation and sick leave, eight paid holidays and a 403(b) retirement savings plan.
 
POSITION SUMMARY:
The Marketing Assistant is a generalist position that will support general marketing strategies for the department.  These duties include managing our social media presence, budget management, and general administrative duties.
 
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
• Manage CTC’s social media posting and scheduling. This includes creating posts in collaboration with representatives from all departments, setting the social media calendar, and responding to social media feedback. 
• Assist with the organization and tracking of departmental invoices, credit card expenses, and budget reconciliation, with oversight from the marketing manager. 
• Provide assistance in the development and implementation of single ticket, subscription, and general branding campaigns. Assistance can include scheduling, meeting management, or information gathering. Assist the Marketing Manager in managing paid media relationships as needed, including scheduling and trafficking copy, building campaign schedules, and requesting artwork.
• Lead and coordinates the development of the production program, including fact checking, sourcing biographical and editorial materials, copywriting, editing and getting institutional approval
• Assist the Marketing Manager with event logistics and executions, including serving as point person on-site at community and promotional events on behalf of CTC.

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS:
Competency Statement(s)
• Communication – Must be able to communicate effectively through written and in-person platforms, with internal staff and external partners, volunteers, and vendors.
• Detail Oriented – Must be able to accurately manage even the smallest details of social media coordination, budget tracking, and live events and staffing.
• Project management – Must be able to effectively manage projects, events, promotions and day-to-day marketing efforts for a busy live theatre.
• Self-Directed – Must be able to prioritize work, manage the calendar, and operate in a very busy marketing department with many simultaneous projects
• Problem-solving – Ability to be self-sufficient and creatively solve challenges or problems.
• Team-player – Ability to cross function and support other marketing and audience service team members in a continued quest to serve the patron and raise awareness of the theatre.
 
Experience
Experience in non-profit administration preferred; experience in media, marketing, events management, communications, and promotions for non-profit theaters a plus. 
 
SKILLS & ABILITIES:
Computer Skills - Must be competent in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook),
Internet Savviness -  Must be competent in search engine use, online research, etc.
Social Media Skills – Must be well versed in use of social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Knowledge of back-end business use of social media platforms a plus.
Valid Driver’s License preferred.
 
TO APPLY
Please send a cover letter and resume to Andrew Robertson, Director of Human Resources at jobs@childrenstheatre.org.  Please include the name of the position(s) to which you are applying in the subject line of the email.


Overhire Costume Cutter/Drapers & Stitchers
Children’s Theatre is looking for overhire staff for the upcoming season.  Overhire are employed on an as needed basis which varies throughout the year based on the needs of each production. All overhire positions may range in both required experiences and length of commitment. These positions are covered by a collective bargaining agreement with IATSE Local 13 and are paid on an hourly basis.
 
CUTTER/DRAPERS - Seeking cutter/drapers to work as part of team for upcoming production of MATILDA.
 
Requires expertise in advanced draping, cutting, tailoring, hand and machine stitching, yardage estimation and fitting skills. Strong knowledge of Costume/Fashion history, fabric and notions identification and theatrical terminology. Ability to supervise and instruct First Hand and Stitchers and collaborate with Costume Director, Designer and Crafts/Dyer. 5 years minimum experience as Cutter/Draper desired.
 
Dates:
March 4 – May 9
 
STITCHERS - Seeking experienced stitchers to work as part of team for upcoming production MATILDA.
 
Dates:
March 11 – May 3

TO APPLY:
Send letter, resume and list of references to:
Ellen Baker, Production Manager, Children’s Theatre Company
Email: productionjobs@childrenstheatre.org
CTC operates under a collective bargaining agreement with IATSE Local 13.


Overhire Carpenters and Scenic Artists
 
Children’s Theatre Company is looking for overhire staff for the upcoming season.  Overhire are employed on an as needed basis which varies throughout the year based on the needs of each production. All overhire positions may range in both required experiences and length of commitment. These positions are covered by a collective bargaining agreement with IATSE Local 13 and are paid on an hourly basis.
 
CTC is seeking qualified overhire scenic carpenters to work in the scene shop. Position duties can include but are not limited to carpentry, welding, rigging, load in and strike.
 
Requirements for carpenters:
 
Practical experience in a similar shop.  Experience that includes but is not limited to: all wood materials, steel products, foams, fiberglass, electricity, fabrics, paints and chemical solvents.
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. 
 
CTC is also seeking qualified overhire scenic artists to assist in producing the paint and texture finishes for all scenic elements.
 
Requirements for scenic artists:
 
Must be able to draw and copy accurately and duplicate various different artistic styles.  Must have experience painting on different substrates.  Must have competency in carving and texturing of different mediums.  Painting skills should include but not be limited to: faux finishes, spray techniques including pneumatic spray gun equipment, watercolor and opaque painting effects, mixing and matching of color.  Must have some experience with painting on drops.  Knowledge of different scene paints, dyes and solvents.  Be able to use Pneumatic power tools including but not limited to: spray guns, staple guns, jigsaws, drills.
  
Please send application letter and resume to productionjobs@childrenstheatre.org


Corporate Relations Manager
 
Children’s Theatre Company is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Corporate Relations Manager.  This is a full-time position with Monday through Friday office hours.  Benefits include medical and dental insurance, vacation and sick leave, eight paid holidays and a 403(b) retirement savings plan.
 
POSITION SUMMARY:
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.
 
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
• With Associate Director of Development, Institutional Giving, identify opportunities and secure sponsorships for productions, programs, and events, including the annual Curtain Call Ball fundraising gala and Business and Arts luncheon
• 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

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS:
Experience
• 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
 
SKILLS & ABILITIES
• 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
 
 TO APPLY
Please send a cover letter and resume to Andrew Robertson, Director of Human Resources at jobs@childrenstheatre.org.  Please include the name of the position(s) to which you are applying in the subject line of the email.


Front of House Associate

Department:    Audience Services                  
Job Status:  Part Time
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt 
Reports To:   House Managers and Performance Supervisors
Work Schedule:   Varies due to performance schedules  

POSITION SUMMARY:
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.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
• 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

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS:
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.
 
Competency Statement(s):
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.

Experience
• 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:
Computer Skills
• 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. 
 
Other Requirements:
MUST be available at least two weeknights and one weekend day during the run of performances.
 
To Apply
Please send a cover letter and resume to Andrew Robertson at jobs@childrenstheatre.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.

POSITION SUMMARY
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.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • 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.

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS:

Competency Statement(s)
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
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.

Education
High school diploma or equivalent required.

SKILLS & ABILITIES:

Computer Skills
Must show a willingness to learn new technology and adapt easily to system changes.

Other Requirements:
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: jobs@childrenstheatre.org. Please include the name of the job or jobs to which you are applying in the subject line of your email.  



 

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