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Performance Ticketing Associate

Children’s Theatre Company (CTC) is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Performance Ticketing Associate. This is a part-time 15 to 25-hour per week position with weeknight and weekend daytime hours subject to our performance schedule. This position requires someone who is detail-oriented, collaborative and customer focused, and who can positively contribute to an anti-racist/anti-bias organization. Applicants for this role should have robust problem-solving, communication, and inter-personal skills.

CTC is committed to equity, diversity, inclusion and justice in our organization and our community, and thus we seek a broad spectrum of employees. We strongly encourage and welcome applicants who are Black, Indigenous or People of Color, as well as those who are from other underrepresented communities.

ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION

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, and innovative education and community partnerships.

DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION STATEMENT

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, 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.

POSITION SUMMARY:  

CTC Performance Ticketing Associates provide excellent customer service to CTC patrons during performances and process will-call pick-up, ticket reprints, rush sales, and any other night-of ticketing requests. This is a great fit for someone who enjoys a high-activity atmosphere, working with patrons face-to-face, quickly solving problems for others and who can retain a lot of information about a large product catalog.

This position reports to the Ticket Operations Manager.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Performance Duties 

  • Staff our Target Lobby, Granite Lobby, and Macmillan Family Lobby ticketing desks during pre-show period
  • Process rush sales, ticket reprints, will-call pick-ups, and any other patron ticketing requests as time allows during pre-show
  • Accurately handle cash, check, and credit card payments
  • Occasionally scan tickets for patrons arriving close to showtime
  • Assist patrons with wayfinding, access service requests, and general CTC queries
  • Occasionally answer phone calls from our Performance Hotline
  • Maintain working knowledge of and provide information on all performances, classes, camps, and subscriptions
  • Complete necessary daily data entry and projects as assigned
  • Represent Children’s Theatre Company at both internal and external events as requested
  • Attend trainings and meetings as needed
  • Provide additional ticket office and marketing support as needed

 

Collaborate with all staff in the furtherance of CTC’s goal of being an anti-racist/anti-bias theatre that works towards Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

  • Encourage and empower everyone to speak out against racist and/or biased workplace practices and policies
  • 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

 

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Clerical – Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology
  • Collaboration – Ability to work with others and be a positive team member contributing to a positive culture
  • Communication – Ability to express oneself clearly in interactions with others and to understand what others are expressing
  • Critical Thinking – Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems
  • Customer Service – Knowledge of principles and practices for providing customer services, including customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services and evaluation of customer satisfaction
  • Decision Making – Ability to make critical decisions while following company procedures
  • Detail-oriented – Thoroughness and accuracy when completing a task through concern for all areas involved, no matter how small
  • Inclusive – Skill and value of providing equal access of opportunities and resources for people who might otherwise be excluded or marginalized
  • Professionalism – Demonstration of personal accountability and effective work habits, and an understanding of the impact of communication and professional image; acting with integrity and ethical behavior with the interest of the community in mind

 

Experience

  • Demonstrated skill with computerized ticketing system (preferably Tessitura) and phone sales preferred
  • Demonstrated skills with Microsoft Office products including Word and Excel a plus
  • Previous experience in an arts organization a plus

 

Computer Skills

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

COVID-19 Vaccine

All employees of CTC are required to be fully vaccinated against the virus that causes COVID-19.  If a candidate is selected to fill this role, they will be required to provide proof of vaccination.

Other Qualities

  • MUST be available at least 10 hours per week
  • A commitment to ethical conduct in all respects of the work environment
  • A commitment to creating a just, equitable and inclusive work environment
  • A commitment to the protection of confidential information to which this position has access

 

COMPENSATION

The starting pay for this part-time position is $14.25 per hour.  Benefits include sick and safe leave and the ability to contribute to a 403(b)-retirement savings plan.

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.

Dyer-Painter/Costume Crafts Artisan

Children’s Theatre Company (CTC) is seeking qualified candidates with a background in costume dying, painting and crafts for the position of Dyer-Painter/Costume Crafts Artisan.  This is a seasonal benefits eligible position that averages around 24 weeks of full-time work in a typical season and is part of a collective bargaining agreement with IATSE Local 13, AFL-CIO.  This position requires someone who is knowledgeable about a variety of dyeing, painting and printing techniques, who has expertise in color matching, and who has the ability to positively contribute to an anti-racist/anti-bias organization.  Applicants for this role should have creative problem-solving skills, ability to adapt to adjusting priorities, and time management skills.

CTC is committed to equity, diversity, inclusion and justice in our organization and our community, and thus we seek a broad spectrum of employees.  We strongly encourage and welcome applicants who are Black, Indigenous or People of Color, as well as those who are from other underrepresented communities.

ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION

Led by Artistic Director Peter C Brosius and Managing Director Kimberly Motes, Children’s Theatre Company (CTC) is the nation’s leading theatre for multigenerational audiences and is one of the 25 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, and innovative education and community partnerships.

DESCRIPTION OF MINNEAPOLIS AND THE TWIN CITIES METRO AREA

Minneapolis and the Twin Cities area has a thriving and vibrant arts scene.  The Twin Cities metro area is one of the largest theatre markets in the country, with over 150 theatres.  Minnesota year in and year out ranks near the top nationwide in federal and state arts funding and has a strong history of private arts philanthropy.

The Twin Cities area is the second largest economic center in the Midwest and is annually ranked as a top area in terms of quality of life.  It is home to several restaurants and chefs who are James Beard nominees or winners.  The Minneapolis parks system has been called the best-designed, best-financed and best-maintained in America.

DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION STATEMENT

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, 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.

POSITION SUMMARY

Responsible for fabric modification and surface design using dye, paint, adhesives and other decorative techniques to match color and texture in costume renderings. Works with Costume Designer and Costume Director to determine best techniques and processes to create desired visual effects. Works closely with other costume staff to coordinate schedule of work on shared pieces to meet all fitting and production deadlines.

This position reports to the Costume Director.

 ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Dying/Painting/Costume Crafts

  • Create texture, color, patterns and other surface designs on a wide range of materials including fabrics, leather, foam using dye, paint, adhesives and other decorative techniques
  • Interpret designer renderings and supporting research to create effects on fabric to meet design specifications
  • Create samples and color swatches to match design specification
  • Interpret sketches and recreate fabric surface effects in full scale for costume pieces as assigned
  • In consultation with Costume Designer and Costume Director, determine best techniques to create desired visual effects using color, texture and surface treatments to match designs
  • Dye, paint, alter fabric surface according to approved samples. Coordinate work order and schedule with Costume Director and Cutters to meet fitting and final deadlines
  • Distress and age costume pieces and accessories to meet design specifications
  • Work with Cutters and Costume Director to determine if pieces should be modified as yardgoods, constructed or partially constructed costumes for best effect and to pace work through all construction processes to meet deadlines
  • Attend dress rehearsals to see pieces on stage; Consult with Costume Designer to make adjustments as needed to compensate for stage lighting
  • Communicate any special care and maintenance needs to Wardrobe supervisor for costume pieces
  • Create paint color kits as needed for maintenance during run of show; Communicate any special techniques needed to maintain specialty items
  • Dye replacement tights or other pieces as needed during run of show; Touch up any specialty pieces as needed during run at request of Costume Director
  • Participate in general department work, including, but not limited to cleaning and organizing work space, restocking supplies, assist in pulling and restocking of costume accessories
  • Attend fittings; Responsible for shoes, socks, hosiery and accessories for assigned actors
  • Assess proper fit and adjust fit of shoes for each assigned actor
  • Paint, dye and/or alter appearance of shoes for theatrical use
  • Maintain shoes for production, including performing minor repairs
  • Modify jewelry for stage use (eg quick-rigging, creating clip earrings, etc.)

 

Collaborate with all staff in the furtherance of CTC’s goal of being an anti-racist theatre that works towards Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

  • Encourage and empower everyone to speak out against racist workplace practices and policies
  • Study topics that lead to a deeper understanding of how white supremacy, racial violence, and systemic racism have shaped American society and how that shapes CTC’s workplace and the lives of CTC employees
  • 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

 

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Accurate – Ability to perform work accurately and thoroughly
  • Adaptability – Ability to adapt to change in the workplace
  • Autonomy – Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Communication, Oral – Ability to communicate effectively with others using the spoken word
  • Conceptual Thinking – Ability to think in terms of abstract ideas
  • Creative – Ability to think in such a way as to produce a new concept or idea
  • Detail Oriented – Ability to pay attention to the minute details of a project or task
  • Friendly – Contribute to and maintain a welcoming, comfortable atmosphere for actors, students, parents, and guest designers
  • Inclusive – Skill and value of providing equal access of opportunities and resources for people who might otherwise be excluded or marginalized
  • Initiative – Ability to make decisions or take actions to solve a problem or reach a goal. Innovative – Ability to look beyond the standard solutions
  • Organized – Possessing the trait of being organized or following a systematic method of performing a task
  • Problem Solving – Ability to find a solution for or to deal proactively with work-related problems
  • Teamwork – Ability to effectively build positive working relationships with cast, crew and co-workers
  • Time Management – Ability to utilize the available time to organize and complete work within given deadlines
  • Working Under Pressure – Ability to complete assigned tasks under stressful situations

 

Experience

  • Demonstrated expertise in color matching using fiber reactive, disperse, direct and union dyes
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of variety of dyeing, painting and printing techniques, including stencils, resists, airbrushing, hand painting and screen printing
  • Demonstrated skill in fabric aging and distressing techniques
  • Demonstrated experience in working with wide range of materials including fabrics, foams, leather, and plastics
  • Demonstrated willingness to research and experiment with new techniques

 

COVID-19 Vaccine

All employees of CTC are required to be fully vaccinated against the virus that causes COVID-19.  If a candidate is selected to fill this role, they will be required to provide proof of vaccination.

Other Qualities

  • A commitment to ethical conduct in all respects of the work environment
  • A commitment to creating a just, equitable and inclusive work environment

 

 COMPENSATION

The minimum starting wage for this position is $22.00.  Benefits include medical, dental and vision insurance; short-term and long-term disability and life insurance; vacation and sick leave; nine paid holidays; and a 403(b)-retirement savings plan.

 TO APPLY

Please send a cover letter and resume to Andrew Robertson, Director of Human Resources at productionjobs@childrenstheatre.org.  Please include the name of the position(s) to which you are applying in the subject line of the email.

UnitedHealth Group Head Stage Carpenter

Children’s Theatre Company (CTC) is seeking qualified candidates with a background in running shows, rigging, and carpentry for the position of UnitedHealth Group Head Stage Carpenter.  This is a seasonal benefits eligible position that is guaranteed at least 40 weeks of full-time work each season and is part of a collective bargaining agreement with IATSE Local 13, AFL-CIO.  This position requires someone who is knowledgeable about the operations of a run crew, stage carpentry, and team leadership and who has the ability to positively contribute to an anti-racist/anti-bias organization.  Applicants for this role should have creative problem-solving skills, ability to adapt to adjusting priorities, and time management skills.

CTC is committed to equity, diversity, inclusion and justice in our organization and our community, and thus we seek a broad spectrum of employees. We strongly encourage and welcome applicants who are Black, Indigenous or People of Color, as well as those who are from other underrepresented communities.

ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION

Led by Artistic Director Peter C Brosius and Managing Director Kimberly Motes, Children’s Theatre Company (CTC) is the nation’s leading theatre for multigenerational audiences and is one of the 25 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, and innovative education and community partnerships.

DESCRIPTION OF MINNEAPOLIS AND THE TWIN CITIES METRO AREA

Minneapolis and the Twin Cities area has a thriving and vibrant arts scene.  The Twin Cities metro area is one of the largest theatre markets in the country, with over 150 theatres.  Minnesota year in and year out ranks near the top nationwide in federal and state arts funding and has a strong history of private arts philanthropy.

The Twin Cities area is the second largest economic center in the Midwest and is annually ranked as a top area in terms of quality of life.  It is home to several restaurants and chefs who are James Beard nominees or winners.  The Minneapolis parks system has been called the best-designed, best-financed and best-maintained in America.

DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION STATEMENT

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, 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.

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 and Follow spot Operators, but not for hiring of said positions.  Works as leader/member of the run crew for 10 performances per week.

This position reports to the Production Stage Manager.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Tech and run 10 shows per week in a 4-5 show season on the UnitedHealth Group Stage, a 747-seat proscenium fly house. Lead and work alongside run crew of 1 – 10.
  • Responsible for maintaining the scenery, props and special effects during the run of each show
  • 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
  • Advise Director of Production and Production Stage Manager if additional items need to be built or purchased to aid in movement of pieces, i.e., jacks, dollies, etc. and if additional crew members will be required if construction alterations are not sufficient
  • Instruct all backstage personnel in emergency evacuation procedures and assign persons to required positions as outlined in the Emergency Information Manual
  • Ensure that all crew swing personnel are trained in a timely and competent fashion
  • Work with the Production Stage Manager to keep crew overtime to a minimum, to schedule the crew in a timely fashion for spike calls, run-throughs, prop transport, photo documentation and understudy rehearsals and to communicate any concerns regarding crew morale
  • Hold regular meetings with the crew in an open forum to discuss their concerns and interests as well as those of the institution
  • Oversee that correct information appears on all crew timesheets and ensure that all requests for leave/absence by the crew are given to the Production Stage Manager for approval or rejection
  • Document the backstage pack and any other pertinent information for future productions
  • Maintain the stage facility and work with the Technical Director keep all stage equipment in good repair
  • Facilitate communication between Stage Management, Crew, Technical Director and Scene/Prop Shop
  • Provide rehearsal hall support
  • Provide support for internal and external special events
  • Acquire and hold the MSDS for all relevant materials in the Stage Management department
  • Work with the Cargill Head 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 Cargill Head Stage Carpenter with daily/weekly safety checks
  • Understand and implement the rules of the Collective Bargaining Agreement between IATSE Local 13 and The Children’s Theatre Company
  • Model professional behavior to students involved in productions

 

Collaborate with all staff in the furtherance of CTC’s goal of being an anti-racist/anti-bias theatre that works towards Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

  • Encourage and empower everyone to speak out against racist/biased workplace practices and policies
  • Study topics that lead to a deeper understanding of how white supremacy, racial violence, and systemic racism have shaped American society and how that shapes CTC’s workplace and the lives of CTC employees
  • Provide leadership with empathy for all staff
  • 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

 

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Accurate – Ability to perform work accurately and thoroughly
  • Detail Oriented – Ability to pay attention to the minute details of a project or task
  • Flexibility – Ability to respond to change quickly and creatively
  • Initiative – Ability to make decisions or take actions to solve a problem or reach a goal
  • Judgment – The ability to formulate a sound decision using the available information
  • Management Skills – Ability to organize and direct oneself and effectively supervise others
  • Patience – Ability to act calmly under stress and strain, and of not being hasty or impetuous
  • Problem Solving – Ability to find a solution for or to deal proactively with work-related problems
  • Teamwork – Ability to effectively build positive working relationships with actors, crew and co-workers

Experience

  • Prior supervisory experience
  • Demonstrated experience in a professional theatre setting or extensive summer stock/educational experience

 

COVID-19 Vaccine

All employees of CTC are required to be fully vaccinated against the virus that causes COVID-19.  If a candidate is selected to fill this role, they will be required to provide proof of vaccination.

   Other Qualities

  • Demonstrated knowledge of carpentry, rigging, electrics, theatrical effects, automation and welding
  • Some knowledge in painting and video preferred
  • Demonstrated knowledge of safe work practices to reduce the risk of injury
  • CPR/First Aid training preferred
  • A commitment to ethical conduct in all respects of the work environment
  • A commitment to creating a just, equitable and inclusive work environment

 

COMPENSATION

The minimum starting wage for this position is $22.81.  Benefits include medical, dental and vision insurance; short-term and long-term disability and life insurance; vacation and sick leave; nine paid holidays; and a 403(b)-retirement savings plan.

TO APPLY
Please send a cover letter and resume to Andrew Robertson, Director of Human Resources at productionjobs@childrenstheatre.org.  Please include the name of the position(s) to which you are applying in the subject line of the email.

Day Porter

Children’s Theatre Company (CTC) is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Day Porter. This is a full-time benefits-eligible position with a Monday through Friday first shift schedule. This position requires someone who is collaborative, customer focused, able to perform janitorial and event setup tasks, and who has the ability to positively contribute to an anti-racist/anti-bias organization. Applicants for this role should be self-sufficient and self-motivated and have good time management skills.

CTC is committed to equity, diversity, inclusion and justice in our organization and our community, and thus we seek a broad spectrum of employees. We strongly encourage and welcome applicants who are Black, Indigenous or People of Color, as well as those who are from other underrepresented communities.

ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION

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, and innovative education and community partnerships.

DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION STATEMENT

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, 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.

POSITION SUMMARY

The Day Porter ensures a positive overall impression of Children’s Theatre Company (CTC) through the effective practice of appropriate cleaning and sanitation standards.  This position is responsible for first shift daily cleaning of surfaces of all public spaces and common use administrative areas in accordance with established standards to provide an impeccably clean and safe environment for all visitors and staff.  This position performs some building maintenance tasks as needed.  The Day Porter is also responsible for set-ups and take-downs for events and meetings at CTC.

This position reports to the Security and Operations Supervisor. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Cleaning and Maintenance

  • Carry out schedule of daily cleaning and sanitation activities at Children’s Theatre Company including:
    • Wiping down high touch surfaces
    • Cleaning and restocking restrooms
    • Vacuuming and/or sweeping floors
    • Carpet cleaning
    • Dusting
    • Cleaning glass and other surfaces
    • Emptying trash and recycling containers
  • Carry and monitor CTC two-way radio to facilitate communication with other areas of the building
  • Respond to sanitation related incidents as directed, such as mopping spills or picking up trash and materials
  • Performing weekly cleaning at CTC’s off-property warehouse, including cleaning bathrooms, trash removal and wiping high touch surfaces
  • Communicate with external cleaning service, in conjunction with the Security and Operations Supervisor, about division of custodial duties and any outstanding custodial concerns
  • Perform minor repairs and maintenance of cleaning and sanitation equipment as needed
  • Perform minor repairs and building maintenance task as needed, in consultation with the Facility Systems Manager
  • Notify the Facility Systems Manager concerning the need for identified building maintenance
  • Work with the Patron Experience Manager to schedule cleaning activities before and after Student Matinee performances
  • Work with the Theatre Arts Training Manager to schedule cleaning activities before and after in-person classes
  • Monitor stock of cleaning supplies and notify Security and Operations Supervisor of restock needs

 

Event and Meeting Assistance

  • Support all departments with special events or meetings by:
    • Working with event organizer to understand the floor plan for table and chair setup
    • Move and set-up tables and chairs as directed in the meeting space
    • Assist with moving other equipment for the meeting as needed
    • Take down and return tables and chairs after the event
    • Clean up space after event, including trash removal and wiping down surfaces
  • Adjust cleaning routines to accommodate upcoming events and meetings
  • Maintain communication with event/meeting organizers to ensure they provide timely event notification and paperwork and to establish a timeline for the setup/takedown

 

Collaborate with all staff in the furtherance of CTC’s goal of being an anti-racist/anti-bias theatre that works towards Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

  • Encourage and empower everyone to speak out against racist and/or biased workplace practices and policies
  • 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

 

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Collaboration – Ability to work with others and be a positive team member contributing to a positive culture
  • Communication – Ability to express oneself clearly in interactions with others and to understand what others are expressing
  • Critical Thinking – Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems
  • Customer Oriented – Ability to take care of the customers’ needs while following company procedures
  • Decision Making – Ability to make critical decisions while following company procedures
  • Detail-oriented – Thoroughness and accuracy when completing a task through concern for all areas involved, no matter how small
  • Professionalism – Demonstration of personal accountability and effective work habits, and an understanding of the impact of communication and professional image; acting with integrity and ethical behavior with the interest of the community in mind
  • Self-sufficiency – Ability to work independently, set priorities and complete work on time
  • Time Management – Ability to manage the available time to organize and complete work efficiently and effectively within given deadlines

 

COVID-19 Vaccine

All employees of CTC are required to be fully vaccinated against the virus that causes COVID-19.  If a candidate is selected to fill this role, they will be required to provide proof of vaccination.

Physical Aspects

This role is periodically responsible for activities that require certain physical abilities.  The more physically demanding aspects of the role are:

  • Periodically lifting and moving items of up to 50lbs
  • Squatting, kneeling, crouching, crawling and reaching
  • Walking and standing for the majority of a shift
  • Using chemicals for cleaning

 

Experience

  • Demonstrated knowledge of OSHA workplace safety practices preferred, but not required
  • Demonstrated experience working in collaboration with others
  • Demonstrated experience in janitorial/custodial work preferred, but not required

 

Other Qualities

  • Ability to work 40-hours a week on weekdays during the day
  • A commitment to ethical conduct in all respects of the work environment
  • A commitment to creating a just, equitable and inclusive work environment

 

COMPENSATION

The starting pay range for this full-time position is $16.25 to $17.75 per hour.  Benefits include health, dental and vision insurance, long-term and short-term disability, life insurance, vacation and sick leave and the ability to contribute to a 403(b)-retirement savings plan with a 2% match after 12 months of service.

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.

Production Over-Hire Positions

Children’s Theatre Company (CTC) is seeking qualified candidates for over-hire positions for the upcoming season.  Over-hire are employed on an as needed basis which varies throughout the year based on the needs of each production.  All over-hire positions may range in both required experiences and length of commitment.  All positions are paid on an hourly basis.

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

CTC is committed to equity, diversity, inclusion and justice in our organization and our community, and thus we seek a broad spectrum of employees.  We strongly encourage and welcome applicants who are Black, Indigenous or People of Color, as well as those who are from other underrepresented communities.

ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION

Led by Artistic Director Peter C Brosius and Managing Director Kimberly Motes, Children’s Theatre Company is the nation’s leading theatre for multigenerational audiences and is one of the 25 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, and innovative education and community partnerships.

DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION STATEMENT

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, 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.

OPEN OVER-HIRE ROLES

Carpenter/Welder – work in the scene shop. Position duties can include but are not limited to carpentry, welding, rigging, load in and strike.  $22.00/hr

Scenic Artist – assist in producing the paint and texture finishes for all scenic elements. Requires excellent drawing and copying skills and the ability to read blueprints and understand scale. $18.00 – $22.00/hr

Electrician – hang, focus and strike lighting equipment. $21.05/hr

Wardrobe Swing – learn dresser tracks and laundry procedures. Cover for wardrobe staff absences and assist with laundry and reset on Saturdays and Sundays during show run. $21.05/hr

Wig Maintenance – maintain wigs during run of a show, approx. 2 hours per day. $21.05/hr

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

These positions require demonstrated skills and abilities related to the duties of the role.

COVID-19 Vaccine

All employees of CTC are required to be fully vaccinated against the virus that causes COVID-19.  If a candidate is selected to fill this role, they will be required to provide proof of vaccination.

 Other Qualities

  • A commitment to ethical conduct in all respects of the work environment
  • A commitment to creating a just, equitable and inclusive work environment

 

 TO APPLY

Please send a cover letter and resume to Andrew Robertson, Director of Human Resources at productionjobs@childrenstheatre.org.  Please include the name of the position(s) to which you are applying in the subject line of the email.

Generation Now Administrative Fellowship

The Generation Now cohort of theatres, Penumbra Theatre, Ma-Yi Theatre, Latino Theater Company, Native Voices at the Autry and Children’s Theatre Company are proud to announce the creation of the Generation Now Administrative Fellowship beginning with the 2021-2022 season.  The purpose of this fellowship is to support the Generation Now collaborative partnership between the five professional theatres. The goal of this partnership is to co-commission and co-develop sixteen new plays by BIPOC artists for multigenerational audiences over five years.  The administrative fellow will have access to a physical work station at CTC in Minneapolis, as well as CTC’s staff and infrastructure and will report to CTC’s Director of Artistic Development.  This position will consult with and report out to the Artistic Directors of all five theatres in the Generation Now cohort.

The intent of this fellowship is to create an opportunity for early career theatre administrators with a priority on those whose lived experience is underrepresented in the theatre field.  This season long, full-time, paid fellowship program strives to address economic and institutional barriers to careers in theatre.  Generation Now is committed to a future where our theatre is a home for all people, all families, and is truly reflective of our community.

This is a full-time, benefits eligible position with typical office hours Monday through Friday, with occasional evenings and weekends required.  Additionally, there may be some travel from the Twin Cities to New York and Los Angeles required, with travel expenses paid by the theatres.

ABOUT THE FELLOWSHIP

We are seeking candidates who are passionate about theatre and whose lived experience is underrepresented in theatre administration.  We are actively recruiting and welcoming applicants from underrepresented communities including, but not limited to, Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, people with disabilities, and people from the LGBTQIAP+ community, recognizing the value and importance of reflecting the diversity of our community.  We are committed to our core value of inclusion and ensuring a work environment that is free from discrimination.  We are an Equal Opportunity Employer that prohibits discrimination in employment against any employee or job applicant because of that person’s race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, sex, national origin, disability, 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.

As a Generation Now Administrative Fellow, you will:

  • Commit to a 30 week-long fellowship position
  • Learn from and work with the Director of Artistic Development and CTC’s seasoned professional team as well as the artistic and management leadership from all partner theatres
  • Perform essential tasks for the Generation Now cohort that range from important day-to-day tasks to longer term projects
  • Be eligible to participate in CTC’s employee benefit programs, including health, dental and vision insurance, paid holidays, sick leave and 10 days of paid vacation
  • Participate in staff training and learning opportunities, including anti-sexual violence training, anti-racism/anti-bias training and justice, equity, diversity and inclusion brown bag lunches
  • Receive an hourly wage of $16.50 for 40 hours of work per week for the 30-week term

 

FELLOWSHIP TIMELINE

Application Deadline:  October 20, 2021

Candidate Interviews:  Late October

Fellowship Offers:  Early November

Fellowship Start:  November 29, 2021

Fellowship Conclusion:  July 1, 2022

FELLOWSHIP ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Coordinate calendars among artistic leaders of the five theatres and creative teams of the sixteen commissions to schedule meetings, videoconferences, workshops, and in-person convenings
  • Draft agendas for meetings, record and distribute minutes, troubleshoot videoconferencing IT issues
  • Coordinate travel, hotels, per diems, ground transport, meals, and welcome packets for workshops and convenings
  • Build, track, and reconcile budgets for all Generation Now activities; coordinate with each cohort theatre to ensure that respective accounting and record-keeping policies are followed; work with development staff from each cohort theatre on grant reporting
  • Work closely with artistic staff at each cohort theatre and creative teams to line produce readings and workshops: support scheduling, casting, company management, stage management, and dramaturgy as needed
  • Work closely with artistic and administrative staff at each cohort theatre to line produce convenings: support scheduling, renting and preparing spaces and equipment, arranging travel and catering, and other logistical support
  • Participate in and contribute to the new play development process and the collaboration among cohort theatres; document the group’s learning and prepare reflections to be shared with the field via Howlround

 

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Communication – Ability to communicate clearly and concisely
  • Critical Thinking – Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems
  • Customer Oriented – Ability to take care of the customers’ needs while following company procedures
  • Detail-oriented – Thoroughness and accuracy when completing a task through concern for all areas involved, no matter how small
  • Emotional Intelligence – The ability to be recognize and manage your emotion, and the emotion of others, to achieve positive and mutually beneficial outcomes
  • Inclusive – Skill and value of providing equal access of opportunities and resources for people who might otherwise be excluded or marginalized
  • Project management skills – Ability to plan and manage workflows and personnel in a holistic and integrated fashion to ensure progress of projects, and awareness of responsibilities among staff

 

Experience

  • Demonstrated experience with the development of new work
  • Demonstrated skill in being attentive to the nuances of culturally specific and cross-cultural dynamics
  • Demonstrated skill in budget management, travel logistics and scheduling
  • Demonstrated proficiency Microsoft Office
  • Demonstrated skills in organization, attention to detail and sound decision-making ability

 

COVID-19 Vaccine

All employees of CTC are required to be fully vaccinated against the virus that causes COVID-19.  If a candidate is selected to fill this role, they will be required to provide proof of vaccination.

DESCRIPTION OF MINNEAPOLIS AND THE TWIN CITIES METRO AREA

Minneapolis and the Twin Cities area has a thriving and vibrant arts scene.  The Twin Cities metro area is one of the largest theatre markets in the country, with over 150 theatres.  Minnesota year in and year out ranks near the top nationwide in federal and state arts funding and has a strong history of private arts philanthropy.

The Twin Cities area is the second largest economic center in the Midwest and is annually ranked as a top area in terms of quality of life.  Minneapolis is a racially and culturally diverse city, home to several large immigrant communities such as the largest Somali and Hmong diasporas in the US as well as a significant Spanish-speaking population.

TO APPLY
Please send a resume and a cover letter to Andrew Robertson, CTC’s Director of Human Resources at jobs@childrenstheatre.org.  Your cover letter should describe aspects of your past academic and/or job experience that you feel are most relevant to this application, as well as describing how you represent a perspective of an underrepresented community in theatre and why bringing diverse perspectives to theatre is personally important to you.  Please include the name of this fellowship position in the subject line of the email.

Teaching Artist

Children’s Theatre Company (CTC) is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Teaching Artist.  This position requires someone who has a strong background in theatre, music, dance, storytelling and/or education and is committed to dismantling structural racism in education programming.  Applicants for this role should have a commitment to child safety strong student/customer service orientation, robust communication skills and a demonstrated ability to teach youth from diverse backgrounds.

CTC is committed to equity, diversity, inclusion and justice in our organization and our community, and thus we seek a broad spectrum of employees.  We strongly encourage and welcome applicants who are Black, Indigenous or People of Color, as well as those who are from other underrepresented communities.

ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION

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, 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 our hiring for staff, artists, and recruiting of board members.

CTC’s Education programs provides high-quality process-based theatre education to students ages 2-18 with beginning through pre-professional offerings. As Inclusion is a core value to CTC, we make intentional programmatic choices to ensure access and representation for people of all ability, ethnicity, economic statues, sexual orientation, and gender identity.

DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION STATEMENT

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, 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.

POSITION SUMMARY

Teaching Artists are responsible for teaching for our Theatre Arts Training program and in-school residencies. This position creates and implements lesson plans and classroom content that is consistent with CTC pedagogy. Most importantly, this position is expected to follow all CTC child protection policies and procedures and provide a safe and inclusive environment for all students.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Be available to teach depending upon availability. Any added weeks/opportunities will be optional to the Teaching Artist position.
  • Implement age-appropriate classroom content and activities consistent with CTC pedagogy incorporating elements of theatre, music and dance, for week-long camps as assigned.
  • Collaborate with fellow Teaching Artists to ensure curriculum is consistent each week.
  • 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 as needed.

 

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Willingness to teach in-person and adhere to COVID-19 precautions including social distancing, COVID-19 tests, and face masks.
  • Strong commitment to the vision & mission of CTC
  • Commitment to creating relevant and equitable experiences for communities of color, the LGBTQIAP+ community, the disability community, and families with economic challenges
  • Commitment to dismantling structural racism in education programming
  • Strong communication skills: demonstrated ability to work in collaboration with others
  • Demonstrated ability to teach students from diverse backgrounds and be able build positive relationships with all students
  • Strong background in music, dance, theatre, storytelling, 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
  • Excellent relationship building and problem-solving skills and a positive attitude and be able to work collaboratively on project teams as well as independently
  • Possesses ability to lead and take initiative in a classroom setting

 

Other Qualities:

  • A commitment to ethical conduct in all respects of the work environment
  • A commitment to creating a just, equitable and inclusive work environment
  • A commitment to the protection of confidential information to which this position has access

 

COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS:

  • All staff must be vaccinated
  • All students & staff are required to always wear masks.
  • Smaller class size to ensure social distancing.
  • Updated HVAC system
  • Nightly cleaning of classrooms and offices
  • Symptoms check when entering the building

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT

Office and classroom. Use of computer workstation.

COMPENSATION  

$30 per teaching hour

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

Children’s Theatre Company (CTC) is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Front of House Associate. This is a part-time 10 to 20-hour per week position with a variable schedule. This position requires someone who is detail-oriented, collaborative and customer-focused, and who has the ability to positively contribute to an anti-racist/anti-bias organization. Applicants for this role should have robust problem-solving, communication, and critical thinking skills.

CTC is committed to equity, diversity, inclusion and justice in our organization and our community, and thus we seek a broad spectrum of employees. We strongly encourage and welcome applicants who are Black, Indigenous or People of Color, as well as those who are from other underrepresented communities.

ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION

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, and innovative education and community partnerships.

DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION STATEMENT

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, 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.

POSITION SUMMARY

The Front of House Associates 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.  Front of House Associates duties include scanning tickets, assisting patrons with seating and wayfinding and running concessions.

This position reports to the Patron Experience Manager.

 ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Patron Services

  • Assist in making sure the lobby, theatre, and concession stand are set up before patrons arrive
  • Provide friendly and engaging 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 issues 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 manner 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 Patron Experience Manager and/or Performance Supervisor
  • Project the brand image of CTC through actions and behaviors at events and at the theatre
  • Help create a welcoming and inclusive atmosphere, engaging with patrons and establishing CTC spaces as safe and accommodating for all

 

Collaborate with all staff in the furtherance of CTC’s goal of being an anti-racist/anti-bias theatre that works towards Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

  • Encourage and empower everyone to speak out against racist and/or biased workplace practices and policies
  • 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

 

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Collaboration – Ability to work with others and be a positive team member contributing to a positive culture
  • Communication – Ability to express oneself clearly in interactions with others and to understand what others are expressing
  • Coping under pressure – Ability to maintain a calm demeanor and make sound decisions in the face of high stress situations
  • Critical Thinking – Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems
  • Customer Service – Knowledge of principles and practices for providing customer services, including customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services and evaluation of customer satisfaction
  • Decision Making – Ability to make critical decisions while following company procedures
  • Detail-oriented – Thoroughness and accuracy when completing a task through concern for all areas involved, no matter how small
  • Inclusive – Skill and value of providing equal access of opportunities and resources for people who might otherwise be excluded or marginalized
  • Professionalism – Demonstration of personal accountability and effective work habits, and an understanding of the impact of communication and professional image; acting with integrity and ethical behavior with the interest of the community in mind

 

COVID-19 Vaccine

All employees of CTC are required to be fully vaccinated against the virus that causes COVID-19. If a candidate is selected to fill this role, they will be required to provide proof of vaccination.

 

Physical Aspects

This role is periodically responsible for activities that require certain physical abilities.  CTC will make reasonable accommodations for employees who are not able to perform these activities, but who are otherwise able to perform the essential aspects of the role.  The more physically demanding aspects of the role are:

  • Periodically lifting and moving items like program boxes, concession boxes, merchandise, etc. of up to 50lbs
  • Assisting patrons up and down stairs repeatedly in a darkened environment
  • Standing for long periods of time

 

Experience

  • Demonstrated customer service skills including working with diverse groups of people
  • Previous ushering experience in a non-profit or arts organization a plus, but not required

 

Computer Skills

Ability to quickly learn and use institutional programs such as Square, When 2 Work and Paycom.

Certificates & Licenses

  • CPR/AED/First Aid Certification; training is provided for candidates who do not already possess this certification
  • The position is required to be certified to sell and handle alcohol; training is provided for candidates who do not already possess this certification

 

Other Qualities

  • MUST be available for at least two weeknight performances and one weekend day during the run of all productions
  • Availability for weekday mornings are a plus
  • A commitment to ethical conduct in all respects of the work environment
  • A commitment to creating a just, equitable and inclusive work environment
  • A commitment to the protection of confidential information to which this position has access
  • Willingness to wear CTC Front of House uniform
  • Must be age 18 or older

 

COMPENSATION

The starting pay for this part-time position is $14.25 per hour. Benefits include sick and safe leave and the ability to contribute to a 403(b)-retirement savings plan.

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.

Director of Artistic Development

Children’s Theatre Company (CTC) is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Director of Artistic Development.  This full-time position requires someone who has the vision and leadership skills to manage the development of a robust set of new work commissioned by CTC, who is knowledgeable about working with and developing relationships with playwrights and other creative artists, and who has the ability to positively contribute to an anti-racist organization and dismantle structural racism in new play development.  Applicants for this role should have strong artistic sensibilities and demonstrated communication, relationship building, collaboration, and project management skills.

The new Director of Artistic Development joins CTC at an exciting moment for new play development.  A new strategic plan recently adopted by the Board of Directors articulates a strategic focus to “Expand the canon of new plays for the stage and ensure a future life”.  New play development activity will focus on several projects with commercial producing partners, other regional and TYA theatres, and a major new five-theatre initiative called “Generation Now” which was recently awarded a $1.5 million grant from the Mellon Foundation.  Generation Now is a five‐year, partnership between five national theatre leaders:  Native Voices at the Autry, the Latino Theater Company, Ma‐Yi Theater Company, Children’s Theatre Company, and Penumbra Theatre Company that will commission and develop 16 plays from writers who are Black, Indigenous, Latino, and Asian American.

CTC is committed to equity, diversity, inclusion and justice in our organization and our community, and thus we seek a broad spectrum of employees.  We strongly encourage and welcome applicants who are Black, Indigenous or People of Color, as well as those who are from other underrepresented communities.

ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION

Led by Artistic Director Peter C Brosius and Managing Director Kimberly 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 and their communities.  CTC has been a generator of more than 45 new works during Brosius’ 25-year tenure.  Most of these works have had future productions throughout the United States that range from a Broadway run for A Year with Frog and Toad which received three Tony Award nominations to regional theatres that include Arena Stage and the Old Globe to hundreds of productions in professional, amateur, and educational theatres.  CTC is known for high standards of excellence in the quality of its productions, commitment to new work, and innovative education and community partnerships.

DESCRIPTION OF MINNEAPOLIS AND THE TWIN CITIES METRO AREA

Minneapolis and the Twin Cities area has a thriving and vibrant arts scene.  The Twin Cities metro area is one of the largest theatre markets in the country, with over 150 theatres.  Minnesota year in and year out ranks near the top nationwide in federal and state arts funding and has a strong history of private arts philanthropy.

The Twin Cities area is the second largest economic center in the Midwest and is annually ranked as a top area in terms of quality of life.  It is home to several restaurants and chefs who are James Beard nominees or winners.  The Minneapolis parks system has been called the best-designed, best-financed and best-maintained in America.

DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION STATEMENT

CTC is dedicated to increasing justice, 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, 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.

POSITION SUMMARY

The Director of Artistic Development will lead, manage, and produce a robust roster of new play development activities that move new work from inception to the initial production. The Director will also serve as a key member of the artistic team to lead multiple new play collaborations for CTC including: 1) “Generation Now” initiative; 2) projects that have commercial theatre partners, and; 3) projects that involve multiple regional and TYA theatres.  The Director will provide literary support as dramaturg for new plays.  The Director participates in season selection and planning, and identifies writers, creative team members, and potential producing partners.  The Director collaborates with various internal colleagues to connect new play activities to a variety of departments including education, community engagement, marketing, and development.  The Director serves as a member of the senior management team, advising and assisting the Artistic and Managing Directors on institutional and strategic planning.  The Director will supervise an administrative fellow focused on the “Generation Now” initiative.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Manage the development of new work commissioned by CTC

  • Lead the overall management of new play development including plans, activities, timelines, and budgets
  • Engage with writers and the Artistic Director to provide rigorous dramaturgical feedback, research support, new play development processes (research, readings, workshops, community and/or audience engagement opportunities, etc) that are responsive to the artists needs as well as to the timelines of CTC in order to move plays/musicals to production
  • Work with CTC’s Managing Director and Director of Production on contracting artists as necessary.
  • Design engagement opportunities for playwrights to gain feedback and response to play development readings and workshops as well as run-throughs and previews
  • Communicate regularly with Artistic Director to provide weekly progress updates on all new play development activity, questions arising from artists, draft deadlines, etc. Maintain a log which details all the work that has come to CTC detailing status of consideration
  • Build collaborative relationships with senior staff members, production staff and departments; proactively communicate information about plays in development internally and externally.
  • Partner with Education to develop engagement opportunities for children and families to connect to artists, new work. and the new work process
  • Present at Educator Preview Nights at productions of new work as requested

 

Identify and propose artists and projects for commission

  • Monitor and evaluate local, national and international theatre fields with a focus on tracking the careers of playwrights and composers by acquiring their work from agents, learning of work from colleagues in the field or new play development programs, with an emphasis on writers whose perspectives are underrepresented in the field
  • Establish, build, and cultivate relationships with writers in collaboration with the Artistic Director on behalf of CTC
  • Recommend artists to the Artistic Director for consideration for commissions and advise on artist selection for specific CTC projects
  • Seek out opportunities to partner with other theatres, new play development programs, commercial and independent producers, etc. to co-commission and co-develop new work
  • Maintain a high level of familiarity with the field of children/young adult/multi-generational literature, television and film in order to identify source material for adaptation, including reading and watching new releases, tracking the market (New York Times Best Sellers lists, Publisher’s Weekly reports, etc), talking with librarians, teachers, parents and kids for recommendations

 

Provide artistic input and guidance for all CTC productions

  • Establish relationships with creative teams for all CTC productions and provide dramaturgical input, production research, and ongoing artistic feedback throughout the rehearsal and preview process
  • Participate in crafting language framing, contextualizing, and describing plays in the season for use in marketing and development materials, program content and institutional messaging
  • Produces research packets for actors with information regarding the production in which they are acting

 

Manage New Play Development budget

  • Create and manage the annual budget for new play development by working with Artistic Director, Managing Director, and Director of Finance to set budgets that support artistic goals and are responsive to the fiscal needs of the theatre
  • Manage and report on expenses monthly
  • Work with Business Office to ensure the timely pay out of artists’ fees, contract and handle payroll for artists involved in new play development activities (workshops, readings, etc)

 

Participate in season planning process

  • Advocate for the inclusion of new plays in the season researching and recommending plays and productions being produced at other theatres as well as what other theatres have under commission and in development
  • Establish and maintain familiarity with the extant cannon of plays and musicals for children and multi-generational audiences
  • Support the Artistic Director in the season planning process
  • Provide information about the plays under consideration to relevant staff members and departments during season planning and budgeting processes

 

Assist Development Department in identifying funding sources, cultivating donors, and crafting proposals for the support of new work

  • Advise on selection of projects for specific grants, institutions and/or individual donors
  • Generate language to frame, contextualize and describe the project; provide budget information as needed
  • Liaise with artists to provide work samples and other needed materials for grants

 

Collaborate with all departments in the furtherance of CTC’s goal of being an anti-racist theatre that works towards Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

  • Assist with monitoring and ensuring access, representation, participation, and decision making for historically marginalized communities in the Artistic Department, new play development projects, and in all aspects of CTC’s operations
  • Assist, as a member of the senior staff team, with the creation and implementation of JEDI-related goals and initiatives
  • Study topics that lead to a deeper understanding of how white supremacy, racial violence, and systemic racism have shaped American society and how that shapes CTC’s workplace and the lives of CTC employees
  • Encourage and empower everyone to speak out against racist workplace practices and policies
  • Provide leadership with empathy for all staff
  • 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

 

Other important duties

  • Serve as a member of the Senior Staff
  • Participate as staff on the New Business Initiative Board Committee; attend all full Board meetings
  • Co-lead the Impact Advisory staff committee
  • Serve as a leader to the field of new play development
  • Proactively contribute to CTC’s mission to educate, challenge, and inspire young people and their communities
  • Other duties as assigned

 

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Demonstrated ability to serve the needs of the theatre and the needs of the playwright at the same time
  • Demonstrated ability to negotiate, facilitate, and mediate with playwrights and composers to ensure a positive working relationship
  • Demonstrated ability to provide dramaturgical support through research, collaboration and communication in an organized and succinct manner
  • Ability to positively contribute to an anti-racist/anti-bias organization and work to dismantle structural racism in theatre
  • Demonstrated knowledge, skills and/or abilities in the following areas: budget management, collaboration, oral and written communication, emotional intelligence, initiative, inclusivity, judgement, project management and working under pressure

 

Experience & Education

Experience working in a professional theatre environment with a strong focus on new work and working with playwrights

Other Qualities

  • A commitment to ethical conduct in all respects of the work environment
  • A commitment to creating a just, equitable and inclusive work environment
  • A commitment to the protection of confidential information to which this position has access

 

COMPENSATION

The starting salary range for this full-time position is between $65,000 and $73,000 annually.  Benefits include medical, dental and vision insurance; short-term and long-term disability and life insurance; vacation and sick leave; nine paid holidays; and a 403(b) retirement savings plan.

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

Ticket Office Associate

Children’s Theatre Company (CTC) is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Ticket Office Associate. This is a part-time 10 to 20-hour per week position with Tuesday through Friday office hours between 10:30am to 3:30pm. This position requires someone who is detail-oriented, collaborative and customer focused, and who has the ability to positively contribute to an anti-racist/anti-bias organization. Applicants for this role should have robust problem-solving, communication, and time management skills.

CTC is committed to equity, diversity, inclusion and justice in our organization and our community, and thus we seek a broad spectrum of employees. We strongly encourage and welcome applicants who are Black, Indigenous or People of Color, as well as those who are from other underrepresented communities.

ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION 

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, and innovative education and community partnerships. 

DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION STATEMENT 

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, 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. 

POSITION SUMMARY 

CTC Ticket Office Associates provide excellent customer service to CTC patrons and process single ticket, subscription, and Theatre Arts Training class orders and exchanges over the telephone, through the mail, and at the ticket office. This is a great fit for someone who enjoys making conversation, solving problems for others and who can retain a lot of information about a large product catalog. Please note this is currently a remote position; CTC will provide you with a laptop, headset, and mouse.  

This position reports to the Ticket Operations Manager.  

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS 

Ticket Office Duties 

  • Answer ticket office phone lines and help patrons remotely 
  • Process single ticket, season ticket, student matinee payments, and Theatre Arts Training orders by phone, mail or in person 
  • Provide support for exchanges and other issues related to existing orders 
  • Occasional outbound calling to subscribers 
  • Maintain knowledge of and provide information on all performances, classes, camps, and subscription options as requested by patrons 
  • Provide our patrons with a positive experience, from phone call to showtime 
  • Complete necessary daily data entry and project fulfillment as assigned 
  • Accurately process all forms of payment for orders, 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 

 

Collaborate with all staff in the furtherance of CTC’s goal of being an anti-racist/anti-bias theatre that works towards Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion 

  • Encourage and empower everyone to speak out against racist and/or biased workplace practices and policies 
  • 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 

 

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities 

  • Clerical – Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology 
  • Collaboration – Ability to work with others and be a positive team member contributing to a positive culture  
  • Communication – Ability to express oneself clearly in interactions with others and to understand what others are expressing  
  • Critical Thinking – Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems 
  • Customer Service – Knowledge of principles and practices for providing customer services, including customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services and evaluation of customer satisfaction 
  • Decision Making – Ability to make critical decisions while following company procedures 
  • Detail-oriented – Thoroughness and accuracy when completing a task through concern for all areas involved, no matter how small 
  • Inclusive – Skill and value of providing equal access of opportunities and resources for people who might otherwise be excluded or marginalized     
  • Professionalism – Demonstration of personal accountability and effective work habits, and an understanding of the impact of communication and professional image; acting with integrity and ethical behavior with the interest of the community in mind 

 

Experience 

  • Demonstrated skill with computerized ticketing system (preferably Tessitura) and phone sales preferred 
  • Demonstrated skills with Microsoft Office products including Word and Excel a plus 
  • Previous experience in an arts organization a plus 

 

Computer Skills 

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

Other Qualities 

  • MUST be available at least 10 hours per week 
  • A commitment to ethical conduct in all respects of the work environment 
  • A commitment to creating a just, equitable and inclusive work environment 
  • A commitment to the protection of confidential information to which this position has access   

 

COMPENSATION 

The starting pay for this part-time position is $14.25 per hour.  Benefits include sick and safe leave and the ability to contribute to a 403(b)-retirement savings plan. 

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.