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Safety and Security Associate

Children’s Theatre Company (CTC) is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Safety and Security Associate. This is a part-time position that will average 16 to 20 hours per week scheduled with the opportunity to pick up additional shifts, working 3pm to 11pm two to three nights per week, including weekends. This position requires someone who is customer focused, socially preceptive, able to make sound decisions, sometimes in stressful situations, 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 collaboration 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.

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

Safety and Security Associates are responsible for ensuring the safety and security of patrons, staff, and visitors to Children’s Theatre Company. This position plays a key customer service role, primarily at Stage Door, welcoming staff and guests and assisting visitors.

This position reports to the Safety and Security Supervisor.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Safety and Security Duties

  • Provide a welcoming atmosphere for all guests and staff
  • Complete tasks at the Stage Door to ensure efficient and productive daily operations
  • Monitor CTC buildings and grounds, both via security cameras and walking rounds in the building, to ensure they are safe and secure
  • Ensure only authorized staff, students, and visitors are permitted into the facility and all guests have signed in
  • Communicate with Senior Patron Experience Manager, Performance Supervisors, and Ticket Office Supervisor during performances
  • Resolve any security incidents, and in the events of an elevated security incident, notify the police department to ensure the safety of staff and patrons in CTC facilities
  • Document all significant events in daily shift reports
  • Be aware of all fire, safety and access procedures and implement the appropriate responses related to those situations
  • Project the brand image of CTC through actions and behaviors at the Stage Door and Front Lobby

 

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

  • Active Listening – Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times
  • 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
  • Problem Sensitivity – The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
  • Selective Attention – The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted
  • Service Orientation – Actively looking for ways to help people
  • Social Perceptiveness – Being aware of others’ reactions and understanding why they react as they do

 

Experience

  • Demonstrated customer service skills including working with diverse groups of people
  • Previous security and safety experience preferred, but not required

 

Computer Skills

Ability to quickly learn technology systems such as security camera systems

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. This position is also required to be certified in active shooter, fire evacuation, and medical situation preparedness related to safety of guests and staff. Training is provided.

Other Qualities

  • Must be able to work nights and weekends
  • 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.

Head Wig and Make-up Artisan

Children’s Theatre Company (CTC) is seeking qualified candidates with a background in wigs, hair styling and make-up for the position of Head Wig and Make-up Artisan. This is a seasonal benefits eligible position that averages around 35 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 wig construction and styling, skilled in makeup application for a variety of skin tones, who has expertise in cutting and styling all hair textures, 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 outranks 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

The Head Wig and Make-up Artisan is responsible for creation and management of all wigs, make-up and hairstyles for all productions. This position translates designer sketches and supporting research into full wigs, hair pieces, facial hair, facial prosthetics and make-up plots. Wig designs and hair and make-up styles range from fantasy to realism. Wigs vary from fully hand-tied to alternating existing wig stock and/or styling commercial wigs. This position requires the creation of wigs using both traditional and non-traditional materials.

This position reports to the Costume Director.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Wigs and Hair

  • Create and style wigs and hair goods according to design specifications and recommend changes as appropriate for the actor
  • Determine the best construction method for wigs based on design information
  • Make fully hand-tied wigs and/or wigs made from non-traditional materials such as fur, netting, fabric, and foam, or alter commercial wigs to meet design specifications
  • Create facial hair and other hair goods as designed
  • Cut and style hair with a thorough understanding of hair products and styling for all hair textures
  • Recreate wigs, hairstyles, and facial hair for remounted productions

 

Make-up

  • Purchase appropriate make-up products to meet design specifications for each character
  • Produce specialized make-up effects, such as fake tattoos, scars, bruising or burns
  • Create or assist with creation of masks or other facial prosthetics
  • Order and assemble make-up kits for large casts
  • Provide make-up consultations and color matching for cast members with a through understanding of make-up application and uses for all skin types and tones
  • Teach youth actors make-up application as needed

 

General Functions

  • Prioritize work by continually assessing progress on work and balancing additional requests from the designer and management staff
  • Document all hair styling and setting techniques to create a maintenance guide for the run of a productions
  • Instruct Wig Assistant and/or Wardrobe in proper care and maintenance of each style for consistent appearance of hair goods through run of production
  • Instruct actors and wardrobe crew in application of makeup, proper wig placement as needed on a per production basis
  • Work with Costume Director and Stage Management to schedule and conduct wig fittings, haircuts and make-up consultations
  • Project manage each production efficiently including assessing the need for additional resources
  • Facilitate using outside vendors for hair styling including braids, extensions, color treatments
  • Attend technical rehearsals as needed
  • Work with Costume Crafts staff to coordinate attachment of hair goods to any hats or other headgear
  • Review budgets and consult with Costume Director as needed to balance wig, hair and make-up purchases for season
  • Communicate design changes to Costume Director, Crafts and Wardrobe
  • Create wig, hair and make-up plots for each production
  • Generate archival information for future remounts
  • Document notes in fittings
  • Check email and voicemail frequently & respond promptly

 

Maintenance

  • Order wig building and maintenance supplies
  • Order specialty makeup supplies as needed
  • Maintain stock of supplies needed for run of production (wig caps, hair pins, styling products, make-up)
  • Maintain supply of non-specialty hair accessories (barrettes, hair ties, hair pins, bobby pins, headbands, etc.)
  • Maintain stock of hair styling tools: hot rollers, curlers, curling irons, flat irons, clippers, scissors, combs, etc.
  • Keep wig stock organized and cataloged
  • Maintain organized and tidy work areas

 

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

  • Adaptability – Ability to adapt to change in the workplace
  • Creative – Ability to think in such a way as to produce a new concept or idea
  • 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
  • Problem Solving – Ability to find a solution for or to deal proactively with work-related problems
  • Project Management – Ability to organize and direct a project to completion
  • Teamwork – Ability to effectively build positive working relationships with cast, crew and coworkers
  • Tactful – Ability to show consideration for and maintain good relations with others
  • Time Management – Ability to utilize the available time to organize and complete work within given deadlines
  • Welcoming – Contribute to and maintain an amicable, comfortable atmosphere for actors, students, parents, and guest designers
  • Working Under Pressure – Ability to complete assigned tasks under stressful situations

 

Experience

  • Demonstrated skill and knowledge in wig creation, hairstyling and make-up
  • Experience working in a theatre setting

 

Education

Cosmetology or Barber’s License preferred, but not required

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 $22.81. 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.

CTC Theatre Fellowship Program

Children’s Theatre Company is proud to announce the expansion of our fellowship program beginning with the 2021-2022 season.  The purpose of this program is to create opportunities 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. CTC is committed to a future where our theatre is a home for all people, all families, and is truly reflective of our community.

ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION

Led by Artistic Director Peter 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 US.  CTC’s mission is to create extraordinary theatre experiences that educate, challenge and inspire young people and their communities.  It has set standards of excellence in the quality of its productions, commitment to new work, and innovative education and community partnerships.  CTC’s commitment to equity is embodied in ACT One, our cohesive platform for justice, access, diversity, and inclusion in our audiences, programs, staff and board.

ABOUT THE FELLOWSHIPS

CTC is 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.  CTC is 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 CTC administrative fellow, you will:

  • Commit to a 42 week-long fellowship position in one of three areas:
    • Marketing/Graphic Design
    • Production Management
    • Education
  • Learn from and work with the director of your department and their seasoned professional team
  • Perform essential tasks for your department that range from important day-to-day tasks to longer term projects
  • Be eligible to participate in our 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 42-week term

 

FELLOWSHIP TIMELINE

Application Deadline:  August 13, 2021
Candidate Interviews:  Mid to Late August
Fellowship Offers:  Early September
Fellowship Start:  September 20, 2021
Fellowship Conclusion:  July 8, 2022

FELLOWSHIP POSITION SUMMARIES

Marketing/Graphic Design Fellow

This position is responsible for helping create exceptional collateral that promotes CTC’s programming, in collaboration with the Director of Communications and Marketing and the Design and Digital Content Manager.

  • Create, using brand guidelines and institutional standards, multimedia design collateral including advertising, promotional materials, signage, invitations, publications, as well as creating digital collateral for the website, emails and social media
  • Assist in generating video content including shooting footage, interviewing artists and editing footage
  • Collaborate closely with the other departments at CTC such as Development, Education, and Plays for New Audiences (PNA) to develop collateral for their projects
  • Offer input on strategy, show positioning, messaging and related subjects in conjunction with the rest of the CTC marketing team

 

Production Management Fellow

Supports the Director of Production in administration of the production department on five productions, fundraising events and building/show rentals.

  • Support creative teams and production process with contracting, travel planning, attending production meetings and technical rehearsals
  • Assist with organization and logistics for special events such as fundraisers, new play workshops and education programs
  • Assist with health and safety program, ordering and stocking supplies, maintain records, researching and implementing new policies
  • For facility space rentals, do cost estimating and contracting and coordinate production support

 

Education Fellow

This position will gain an introductory understanding of developing and implementing school, community, and audience enrichment programs.

  • Develop knowledge of curriculum development, pedagogical theory, and practice
  • Provide support for teaching artists in and out of the classroom
  • Assist in the creation of vibrant classroom and workshop experiences for CTC families
  • Collaborate with team to generate education centered on-line and social media content

 

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, 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 the fellowship 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. 

Lighting and Video Director

Children’s Theatre Company (CTC) is seeking qualified candidates with a background in theatre lighting and video direction for the position of Lighting and Video Director. This is a full-time position with occasional evening and weekend hours required. This position requires someone who is knowledgeable about theatrical lighting and people management, and who has the ability to positively contribute to an anti-racist/anti-biased organization. Applicants for this role should have robust communication and relationship building skills, knowledge of video and lighting systems design and deep practical knowledge of lighting and electrical systems.

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.

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 200 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 park 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

CTC’s Lighting & Video Director, utilizing the resources available, is responsible for the on-time planning and installation of the lighting, video, and projected designs as presented by the designer. Leading a team consisting of regularly scheduled house electricians as well as over-hire staff, this position works collaboratively with the Artistic Director and the Production Manager to meet the needs of the production schedule and creating a departmental budget.

This position reports to the Production Manager.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Lighting and Video Direction

  • Work as a creative problem solver, in conjunction with the Artistic Director and Production Manager, in the planning and execution of all lighting and video elements
  • Determine approaches, procedures, schedules and techniques to create lighting and video effects for each production
  • Budget and estimate cost of labor and materials for each production; track expenditures and update projections monthly
  • Attend technical dress rehearsals and previews as assigned
  • Work with other production department heads on the solution of problems, multi-department projects and scheduling
  • Schedule work for regularly scheduled I.A.T.S.E staff
  • Hire, schedule and oversee of work of all over-hire personnel
  • Attend production and staff meetings
  • Order and shop for materials and stock as needed to meet production needs
  • Responsible for recording rehearsals and special projects, maintenance of video equipment, overseeing the video archiving of shows, and managing CTC’s video archives
  • Provide and edit archival footage for research, grants and partnerships
  • Oversee the maintenance and safe use of all lighting and video equipment
  • Create archival documentation of all lighting designs
  • Establish and maintain safety programs and training for Lighting & Video Department personnel
  • Review and approve staff timecards for payroll
  • Conduct performance reviews with lighting and video staff
  • Research and recommend equipment and facility improvements for capital expenditures
  • Co-ordinate lighting design and execution for Curtain Call Ball (development gala fundraiser) and other fundraisers, events and rentals
  • Oversee lighting needs for Theatre Arts Training classes and productions. Supervise interns working on education productions

 

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

  • Video systems design
  • Use of standard lighting fixtures, dimmers and lighting consoles
  • Deep practical knowledge lighting and electrical systems
  • Demonstrated time and budget management skills
  • Video editing and projection design desirable
  • Lighting design experience useful

 

Experience

Progressive experience in theatrical lighting management. Demonstrated people management skills required.

Competency Statement(s)

  • Adaptability – Ability to adapt to rapid pace in a changing workplace
  • Analytical Skills – Ability to use thinking and reasoning to solve a problem
  • Creative – Ability to think in such a way as to produce a new concept or idea
  • Collaboration – Ability to work with others and be a positive team member contributing to a positive culture
  • Communication, Oral – Ability to communicate effectively with others using the spoken word
  • Communication, Written – Ability to communicate in writing clearly and concisely
  • Decision Making – Ability to make critical decisions while following company procedures
  • Inclusive – Skill and value of providing equal access of opportunities and resources for people who might otherwise be excluded or marginalized
  • Leadership – Ability to influence others to perform their jobs effectively and to be responsible for making decisions
  • Management Skills – Ability to organize and direct oneself and effectively supervise others
  • Organized – Possessing the trait of being organized or following a systematic method of performing a task
  • 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 problem
  • 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
  • Time Management – Ability to manage the available time to organize and complete work efficiently and effectively within given deadlines

 

Computer Skills

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, Lightwright and Vectorworks. Must be familiar with PC and Mac operating systems and networking.

 

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 $51,000 and $58,000 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 productionjobs@childrenstheatre.org. Please include the name of the position(s) to which you are applying in the subject line of the email