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Director of Plays for New Audiences

Children’s Theatre Company (CTC) is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Director of Plays for New Audiences.  This is a full-time position with occasional evening and weekend hours.  This position requires a self-starter with high attention to detail, demonstrated sales, customer service and project management skills, and someone has the ability to positively contribute to an anti-racist/anti-biased organization.  CTC has identified PNA as an area of strategic importance for growth, and the Director of PNA must be an individual excited about the opportunities the business presents, and eager for the chance to grow a dynamic segment of CTC.  Applicants for this role should have robust communication and relationship building skills, knowledge of sales and marketing, and demonstrated organizational 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 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 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

The Director of Plays for New Audiences (PNA) is responsible for managing the entire business of PNA including financials, marketing, sales, contracts, and customer support. This individual must interact successfully with a wide range of personalities including staff, artists, volunteers, board members, committee members, donors and the general public.

PNA is the script licensing program of the Children’s Theatre Company in Minneapolis (CTC), the leading theatre for multi-generational audiences. CTC is well-known for commissioning scripts that are topical, contemporary, and written by some of today’s leading playwrights. In addition to CTC’s body of work, PNA also represents a cannon of sophisticated, high-quality plays and musicals for multigenerational audiences created by respected playwrights nationally and internationally. The entire catalogue contains over 300 scripts. Through its service to the larger theatrical community, PNA is a catalyst to drive the American theatre to new heights.

This position will report the Chief Operating Officer.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Lead Plays for New Audiences

  • Direct and manage CTC’s play licensing business, including annual revenue goals and plans
  • Develop relationships with playwrights, producers, and other artistic leaders in an effort to secure new properties for the PNA catalogue
  • Participate, with COO, in the negotiations for and acquisition of rights for properties
  • Build and activate a sales plan that segments product and markets to grow number of licenses produced from the PNA catalogue
  • Maintain a high level of customer service and response time to script licensing requests, royalty quotes, perusal script orders, and other customer questions/concerns
  • Create the PNA annual budget, including both projected expenses and sales/revenue forecast
  • Update PNA financial reports and process weekly deposits. Reconcile PNA financials with CTC Finance Director’s financial reports monthly, and providing final reports for the annual audit
  • Create and implement a PNA marketing plan, including e-newsletters, website updates, advertisements, conferences, direct mail, and other marketing opportunities
  • Write copy for printed materials, e-news and the website, as well as acquiring images and design
  • Draft contracts, with COO, to obtain licensing rights with artists, publishers, theaters, and other individuals; maintain records on the status of current contracts, renewing as they expire
  • Other duties as assigned

 

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

  • Assist with monitoring and ensuring access, representation, participation and decision making for historically marginalized communities within Plays for New Audiences
  • 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

  • Demonstrated skills and abilities in project management
  • Demonstrated skills and abilities in sales and customer service
  • Demonstrated skills in contract negotiation preferred
  • Demonstrated ability in business finance preferred

 

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
  • Budget – Ability to plan and work within budget parameters
  • Creative – Ability to think in such a way as to produce a new concept or idea
  • Communication – Ability to clearly and concisely express ideas and ask questions effectively with others
  • Decision Making – Ability to make critical decisions while following company procedures
  • Detail Oriented – Thoroughness in accomplishing a task through concern for all the areas involved
  • Inclusive – Skill and value of providing equal access of opportunities and resources for people who might otherwise be excluded or marginalized
  • Integrity – Ability to act with the highest ethical standards in making work related decisions
  • Organized – Possessing the trait of being organized or following a systematic method of performing a task
  • Relationship Building – ability to identify and initiate working relationships and to develop and maintain them in a way that is of mutual benefit
  • 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
  • Sales – Ability to manage the sales process, manage customer relationships and manage oneself in the sales process
  • Self-Motivation – Ability to organize, direct and effectively motivate oneself
  • Time Management – Ability to manage the available time to organize and complete work efficiently and effectively within given deadlines

 

Computer Skills

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel and Outlook, as well as Adobe Acrobat
  • Knowledge of PowerPoint, Shopify and WordPress a plus, but not required
  • Experience in working with accounting software, especially QuickBooks
  • Experience with design programs such as Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign is a plus

 

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 $56,000 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.

Sound Director

Children’s Theatre Company (CTC) is seeking qualified candidates with a background in theatre sound direction for the position of Sound Director.  This is a full-time position with occasional evening and weekend hours required.  This position requires someone who is knowledgeable about theatrical sound 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 planning and execution of sound related elements in theatre and deep practical knowledge of multi-track recording, design of sound reinforcement systems and sound equipment troubleshooting and repair.

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

The Sound Director oversees and directs the production and installation of all sound related elements, within available resources, based on the designs and concepts presented by the Sound Designer.  This position is also responsible for overseeing and directing all in-house sound needs.

This position reports to the Director of Production.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Sound Direction

  • With the Artistic Director and Director of Production work as a creative problem solver in the planning and execution of all sound related elements for productions, workshops, education programs and events as needed
  • Responsible for determining approaches, procedures, schedules and techniques to create the sound related elements for each production
  • Implement the sound reinforcement for all CTC productions based on Sound Designer’s specification and design in-house events
  • Schedule and perform regular maintenance and upgrades on all sound equipment.
  • Responsible for supervising and scheduling the work of I.A.T.S.E. Board Operators, Deck Sound Technician and other over-hire crew
  • Generate complete documentation for all aspects of permanent and show specific audio installations and work with crew to label all components properly
  • Budget and estimate cost of labor and materials for each production
  • Track and monitor current season expenses
  • Engineer all recording and mix sessions to create material for playback
  • Work with other production department heads and creative teams on the solution of multi-department projects for each production
  • Work with the A2, Stage Management, Costumes and Actors on the proper handling and placement of all wireless microphones to insure their safe operation
  • Attend all technical rehearsals and previews as needed
  • Attend production and staff meetings
  • Manage and oversee all rentals of CTC Recording Studio and arrange for CTC oversight for all recording sessions
  • Maintain the CTC computers, including playback, recording and backup computers, servers, and show archives
  • Responsible for the maintenance and safe use of all sound equipment
  • Assist PR/Marketing in the promotion of CTC by creating radio spots, audio for video, and other promotional recordings and events
  • With House Management, manage audio description and hearing assistance systems needs and FOH sound systems
  • With Theatre Arts Training (TAT) department, maintain and support sound systems in Education spaces, hire sound interns for TAT programs and design TAT Intensive productions as needed
  • Work with Director of Production on season budgeting, capital equipment planning and budgeting and other long-range planning
  • With Production Management staff, support outside rental events in CTC spaces
  • Regularly attend productions during the run to ensure the consistent operation and quality of sound for each performance

 

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

  • Demonstrated knowledge in planning and execution of sound related elements for professional theatre
  • Demonstrated skill in and knowledge of multi-track recording, design of sound reinforcement systems and sound equipment troubleshooting and repair
  • Demonstrated budget management ability
  • Demonstrated sound design skills preferred
  • Demonstrated people management and supervisory skills

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 – Ability to clearly and concisely express ideas and ask questions effectively with others
  • 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
  • Team Building – Ability to convince a group of people to work toward a goal

Computer Skills

  • Digico SD “Theatre” console programming
  • Programming and troubleshooting ability with QLab sound playback software
  • Digital mixing and mastering using Pro Tools
  • Drafting in Vectorworks
  • Windows and Mac computer networking, Microsoft Office

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.

CTC Theatre Fellowship Program

Children’s Theatre Company is proud to announce our theatre fellowship opportunities for the 2022-2023 season.  The purpose of our fellowship 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 43 week-long fellowship position in one of three areas:
    • Stage Management
    • 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 43-week term

 

FELLOWSHIP TIMELINE

Application Deadline:  June 3, 2022

Candidate Interviews:  Mid to late June

Fellowship Offers:  Mid-July

Fellowship Start:  August 1, 2022

Fellowship Conclusion:  May 27, 2023

 

FELLOWSHIP POSITION SUMMARIES

Stage Management Fellow

This position works with Production Stage Manager and Stage Management teams on six show season and events throughout the year.

  • Production Assistant on several productions working with stage management team during rehearsals through opening.
  • Assistant Stage Manager on one production staying with the show from prep week through closing.
  • Assist Production Stage Manager with daily duties in supporting season

 

Production Management Fellow

This role supports the Director of Production in administration of the production department on six 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, cost estimating, contracting and coordinating 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
  • Support Theatre Arts Training Manager with daily duties and class activities
  • Participate in opening night and patron events during production season
  • 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 marketing 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.

Light Board Programmer/Operator

Children’s Theatre Company (CTC) is seeking qualified candidates with a background in running lighting consoles, moving light programming and lighting software for the position of Light Board Programmer/Operator.  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 lighting console programming, theatrical lighting instruments and dimmers, interpreting lighting plots 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, analytical abilities, and strong interpersonal 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

The Lighting Board Programmer/Operator programs and operates the lighting console for productions on the UnitedHealth Group Stage and Cargill Stage. The person in this position is also responsible for maintaining the lighting equipment and design throughout the run of the show. This position is covered by a CBA with I.A.T.S.E. Local #13.

This position reports to the Lighting and Video Director.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Lighting Programming and Maintenance

  • Responsible for programming the lighting console for UnitedHealth Group Stage and Cargill Stage productions and events; also responsible for running shows as the schedule allows
  • Must be able to work closely with the lighting designer to assist with the realization of the lighting design
  • Responsible for maintaining the lighting equipment used in each production (i.e. daily lamp and focus check)
  • Act as one of the staff electricians during load-ins, focus, changeovers and strikes
  • Occasionally act as supervisor during changeovers and strikes

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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Communication, Oral – Ability to communicate effectively with others using the spoken word
  • Detail Oriented – Ability to pay attention to the minute details of a project or task
  • Diversity Oriented – Ability to work effectively with people regardless of their age, gender, race, ethnicity, religion or physical abilities
  • Inclusive – Skill and value of providing equal access of opportunities and resources for people who might otherwise be excluded or marginalized
  • Interpersonal – Ability to get along well with a variety of personalities and individuals
  • 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 problems
  • Technical Aptitude – Ability to comprehend complex technical topics and specialized information

Experience

  • Demonstrated ability on ETC EOS family lighting consoles or similar computerized lighting consoles
  • Demonstrated ability in moving light programming
  • Must be able to interpret Lighting Plots and Architectural Drawings
  • Basic knowledge of Vectorworks and Lightwright software preferred
  • Intermediate knowledge of Windows and Mac operating systems
  • Must have demonstrated working knowledge of the following: theatrical lighting instruments and dimmers, small power tools, counter-weight fly systems
  • Knowledge of safety best practices, fall protection; OSHA 10 or 30 preferred
  • Good knowledge of NEC codes for the Theater, basic electrical wiring, basic electronics
  • Intermediate knowledge of Ethernet protocols, networking, and data distribution
  • Must be comfortable working in high places

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
  • Ability to positively contribute to an anti-racist/anti-bias organization and work to dismantle structural racism in theatre

 

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.

COMPENSATION

The minimum starting wage for this position is $22.00 per hour.  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.

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 28 to 32 weeks of full-time work in a typical season and is part of a collective bargaining agreement with IATSE Local 13, AFL-CIO.  The person filling this role will start in late-August or early-September of 2022.  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 per hour.  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.

Associate Artistic Director

Children’s Theatre Company (CTC) is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Associate Artistic Director.  This full-time benefits-eligible position requires someone who has a demonstrated ability as a stage director, who has the vision and leadership skills to manage the development of a robust set of new work commissioned by CTC,  and who has the ability to positively contribute to an anti-racist organization and assist in dismantling structural racism in theatre.  Applicants for this role should have strong artistic sensibilities, exceptional communication and collaboration skills, and demonstrated time-management, and project management skills.

The new Associate Artistic Director 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 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 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 Associate Artistic Director will oversee the artistic day-to-day operations including the season planning process, provide artistic support to productions, and lead, manage, and produce a robust roster of new play development activities that move new work from inception to the initial production. This position also serves 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. This role participates in season selection and planning, and identifies writers, creative team members, and potential producing partners and collaborates with various internal colleagues to connect new play and artistic activities to a variety of departments including Education, Community Engagement, Marketing, and Development. The Associate Artistic Director serves as a member of the senior management team, advising and assisting the Artistic and Managing Directors on institutional planning.  They supervise the Casting Director and an administrative fellow focused on the Generation Now work.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Artistic Support and Season Planning

  • Provide council to the Artistic Director in determining artistic goals, and priorities for programs, policies and season planning
  • Lead and facilitate season planning process incorporating Production, Artistic and Administrative leaders
  • Communicate information about the plays under consideration to relevant staff members and departments during season planning and budgeting processes
  • Develop digital projects, touring opportunities and strategic partnerships with local, national and international theatres, including scheduling and budget development of co-productions
  • Lead produce all transfers and co-productions
  • Support efforts on commercial projects as needed
  • Research and maintain knowledge base and relationships in the theatre field to be able to recommend artists, playwrights, directors, designers and dramaturgs for projects, with a focus on those whose perspectives are underrepresented in theatre
  • Hire and schedule dramaturgs for projects and provide institutional support for both dramaturgs and commissioned playwrights
  • Supervise Casting Director and work with them to scout productions locally and nationally for actors
  • Recruit local assistant directors and assistant choreographers for productions
  • Oversee work of Casting Director on AEA general auditions and Performing Apprentice auditions and participate as needed
  • Recruit new members for acting company, as needed to meet CTC’s goals
  • Work with Director of Production to ensure that the overall makeup of creative teams for the season is at least 50% BIPOC
  • Research and hire cultural consultants for productions, as needed

 

Production Support

  • Attend select rehearsals, including tech rehearsals and previews, and keep Artistic Director informed of progress and challenges
  • Maintain quality of shows over the run, checking in with stage management and giving notes on performances
  • Lead post mortem process for each production involving all relevant Artistic and Administrative departments
  • Work with stage management and Education to eliminate barriers to participation for student actors

 

Directing and Actor Mentorship

  • Direct shows on UnitedHealth Group Stage, Cargill Stage and Theatre Arts Training intensive productions as needed
  • Meet regularly with Acting Company members, providing support and trainings as needed
  • Coach student and adult actors as needed
  • Lead the training and mentorship of the Performing Apprentices

 

New Play Development

  • Lead and oversee the overall management of new play development including plans, activities, timelines, and budgets
  • Lead CTC’s participation with the Generation Now consortium of theatres in the development of new plays associated with that project
  • Supervise the Generation Now Fellow, who is responsible for organizing convenings, staff-to-staff or board-to-board encounters
  • 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
  • Work with CTC’s Managing Director and Director of Production on contracting artists as necessary
  • Organize, budget and schedule all workshops, readings and conversations regarding new play development, including travel, hotels, schedules, per diems for traveling artists
  • Support the Artistic Director in commissioning and nurturing new plays
  • 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

 

Budgeting

  • 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)

 

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/anti-bias 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
  • Work with the Director of Community Partnerships and Inclusion to analyze Artistic Department or production needs for anti-bias or cultural specific training and workshops
  • 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 and Abilities

  • Analytical Skills – Ability to use thinking and reasoning to solve a problem
  • Autonomy – Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Budget Management – demonstrated ability to allocate expenses and stay within financial constraints
  • Collaboration – Ability to work with others and be a positive team member contributing to a positive culture
  • Communication – Ability to communicate clearly and concisely
  • Computer skills – demonstrated ability to use Microsoft Office Suite, email and calendar programs
  • Conceptual Thinking – Ability to think in terms of abstract ideas
  • Consensus Building – Ability to bring about group solidarity to achieve a goal
  • Critical Thinking – Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems
  • Diversity Oriented – Ability to work effectively with people regardless of their age, gender, race, ethnicity, religion or physical abilities
  • Emotional Intelligence – Ability to perceive, manage, understand and reason with emotional responses of self and others
  • 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
  • Judgment – The ability to formulate a sound decision using the available information
  • Persuasive – Ability to influence others to change position or to adopt a specific point of view
  • 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
  • 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 experience as a stage director of productions, readings, and workshops
  • Demonstrated ability in budgeting, producing and managing large artistic projects
  • Demonstrated ability to serve the needs of the theatre and the needs of artists, directors and designers at the same time
  • Demonstrated ability to negotiate and mediate with actors and creatives
  • Demonstrated ability to supervise and motivate the work of others
  • Ability to positively contribute to an anti-racist/anti-bias organization and work to dismantle structural racism in theatre
  • Experience working in a professional theatre environment with a strong focus on new work

 

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 $71,000 and $79,000 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.

Ticketing Associate

Children’s Theatre Company (CTC) is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Ticketing Associate. This is a part-time 15 to 25-hour per week position with hours available Tuesday – Friday, 10am to 5pm, as well as 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 regarding public assistance, membership in a local human rights commission or any other legally protected status.  

POSITION SUMMARY:   

During Tues – Fri business hours, Associates process single ticket, subscription, and Theatre Arts Training class orders and exchanges over the telephone, through the mail, and at the ticket office. During performances, Associates 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, making conversation, 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:  

Business Hour Duties 

  • Answer ticket office phone lines and help patrons. 
  • 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. 

 

Performance Duties  

  • Process in-person 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. 
  • Assist patrons with wayfinding, access service requests, and general CTC queries.  
  • Occasionally answer phone calls from our Performance Hotline.  

 

Other Duties 

  • Maintain working knowledge of and provide information on all performances, classes, camps, and subscriptions.  
  • Complete necessary daily data entry and projects as assigned.  
  • Attend trainings and meetings 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 

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. 

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.

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.