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Theatre Arts Training Manager

Children’s Theatre Company is seeking qualified applicants with a background in theatre education administration for the position of Theatre Arts Training Manager. This is a regular full-time position with occasional evening and weekend hours required. Benefits include medical and dental insurance, vacation and sick leave, 8 paid holidays and a 403(b) retirement savings plan.

THEATRE ARTS TRAINING DESCRIPTION:

CTC’s Theatre Arts Training (TAT) program provides high-quality process-based theatre education to students ages 2-18 with beginning through pre-professional offerings. TAT offers Fall, Winter, and Spring class sessions, school break and summer camps, audition workshops, a four-year high school training program, and 4-5 productions each year. As Inclusion is a core value to CTC, TAT makes intentional programmatic choices to ensure access and representation for people of all ability, ethnicity, economic statues, sexual orientation, and gender identity.

POSITION SUMMARY:
Manage office and administration for all TAT programs both on and off campus including supervising classes, managing office staff, maintaining student and program files, budget management. Act as liaison to marketing and ticket office in facilitating class registration process, ancillary paper work and communications. Work with parents and ticket office to resolve registration issues. Scheduling and set up of classrooms, procure classroom supplies, and CTC/TAT merchandise.

Teaching duties as needed, as well as acting as the emergency classroom substitute. Oversee all family communications and support TAT marketing initiatives. Manage teaching assistants, interns, and high school junior interns. Contribute to and maintain a welcoming, creative, and supportive environment for students, parents and teaching artists, including handling all parent, teacher or student concerns. Other related duties as assigned.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
• Supervise classes
• Manage office staff
• Oversee all family communications
• Manage and maintain expense budgets
• Manage and maintain class and departmental files
• Procure all classroom materials, provide assistance in classroom set up
• Serve as production manager for TAT Student School Year Productions. Coordinates with all departments on support for production.
• Work with Ticket Office on class registration process. Resolve conflicts.
• TAT Marketing Support: create marketing time line for all TAT projects; partner with marketing on email advertising
• Recruit, interview, train, schedule, supervise door monitors, teaching assistants, interns, and high school volunteers

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS:

Experience
This position requires demonstrated skills in office management, clerical and office tasks, budget maintenance, theatre education, youth programming.

Skills & Abilities:
• Must be student/customer oriented and able to build relationships with students, families, artists and staff
• Organized and detail oriented
• Strong multi-tasking skills necessary
• Adaptable and confident working under pressure
• Experience in conceptual thinking and knowledge/understanding of curriculum creation
• Highly skilled in both written and verbal communication
• Must be self-motivated and confident
• Possesses ability to lead and take initiative in a high stress environment
• Strong Word and Excel knowledge
• Tessitura beneficial
• Wordfly or other email builder software beneficial

Certificates & Licenses:
• First Aid/CPR certified (adult and child) or willing/able to obtain certification

TO APPLY
Please send a cover letter and resume to Andrew Robertson at jobs@childrenstheatre.org. Please include the title of the position to which you are applying in the subject line of the email.

Summer Theatre Arts Training Teaching Assistant

Children’s Theatre Company is seeking qualified applicants with an interest in theatre education for the position of Summer Theatre Arts Training Teaching Assistant. This is a temporary summer position with scheduled daily from Monday through Friday, starting on June 8rd with employment continuing until August 15 with training dates of June 3rd and 4th. The position will likely average 40 hours per week. This position is not benefit eligible.

THEATRE ARTS TRAINING DESCRIPTION:

CTC’s Theatre Arts Training (TAT) program provides high-quality process-based theatre education to students ages 2-18 with beginning through pre-professional offerings. TAT offers Fall, Winter, and Spring class sessions, school break and summer camps, audition workshops, a four-year high school training program, and 4-5 productions each year. As Inclusion is a core value to CTC, TAT makes intentional programmatic choices to ensure access and representation for people of all ability, ethnicity, economic statues, sexual orientation, and gender identity.

POSITION SUMMARY:
Teaching Assistants are responsible for assisting the lead teacher in TAT’s summer camp programs for ages 4-18. Responsible for facilitation of extended care programming, including planning and preparation of any supplemental classroom materials. Responsible for monitoring student arrivals and departures and implementing safety procedures. Responsible for additional office and administrative tasks as assigned.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
• Assist lead teacher to implement age appropriate classroom content and activities consistent with CTC curriculum incorporating elements of theatre, music and dance, for week-long camps as assigned
• assist in the preparation of classroom materials
• Collaborate with fellow Teaching Assistants to facilitate extended care programming for students in grades K-8, including the planning, preparation and leading of activities
• Work with education staff and faculty to provide a safe, inclusive and creative environment for learning; this includes assisting with keeping attendance records by checking students in and out, greeting families and providing directions
• Assists with office and administrative tasks as needed, including but not limited to: filing, photocopying, answering phones, data management, and incident/accident documentation

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS:
• Strong communication skills; demonstrated ability to work in collaboration with others
• Experience working with young people
• Background in music, dance, theatre, and/or education
• Able to demonstrate an ability to engage, challenge, and interest youth through the arts; familiarity with arts education principles and best practices
• Student/customer oriented
• Possesses ability to lead and take initiative in a classroom setting

TO APPLY
Please send a cover letter and resume to Andrew Robertson at jobs@childrenstheatre.org. Please include the title of the position to which you are applying in the subject line of the email.

Associate Production Manager

Children’s Theatre Company is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Associate Production Manager. This is a full-time position with occasional evening and weekend hours. Benefits include medical and dental insurance, vacation and sick leave, 8 paid holidays and a 403(b) retirement savings plan.

POSITION SUMMARY:
The Associate Production Manager supports the Production Manager with all productions and events as well as in day-to-day operations and administration of the production department. Assist with development and implementation of building-wide health and safety program. Production manage select projects and events. Serve as Rentals Coordinator for all outside rental events.

PRINCIPLE RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Support of creative teams and production process including writing and processing contracts, processing payments, assisting with travel and meeting schedules, assisting with creation of production and technical calendar.
  • Office support including correspondence, filing, book-keeping, tracking production budgets, monitoring expense projections, and processing payroll as needed.
  • Attend production meetings and run-throughs. Cover or attend technical rehearsals and preview performances. Liaise with creative team in the absence of Production Manager.
  • Attend production department head meetings and postmortems. Take notes and distribute.
  • Production manage selected productions and projects, including facilitating communication between creative team and production staff, organizing residencies of creative teams, and organizing design presentations.
  • Assist with organization and logistics for touring and transfer productions, including creating technical riders, coordinating trucking, and liaising with venue staff.
  • Assist with organization and logistics for internal special events and projects, including annual gala fundraiser.
  • Manage day-to-day development and implementation of health and safety program, including stocking supplies, research and implementation of new policies, and scheduling and documenting safety training for staff.
  • Coordinate outside rentals. Work with other departments in planning and executing rental events. Answer inquiries and estimate costs. Coordinate in-house elements of rental for client. Act as CTC point person at major rentals.

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience in production management office as assistant
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook), Adobe Acrobat
  • Knowledge of OSHA requirements and proficiency in AutoCAD 2010 or later desirable
  • Requires excellent organizational, problem solving, and communication skills
  • Valid Driver’s License

TO APPLY:
Email letter of interest and resume, in pdf format, with “Associate Production Manager” in the subject line to
Ellen Baker, Production Manager, at productionjobs@childrenstheatre.org on or before March 15, 2020.

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. The position requires a self-starter with an attention to detail. 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. This is a regular full-time position with occasional evening and weekend hours required. Benefits include medical and dental insurance, vacation and sick leave, 8 paid holidays and a 403(b) retirement savings plan.

 

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.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Direct and manage CTC’s play licensing business, including annual revenue goals
  • Develop relationships with playwrights, producers, and other artistic leaders in an effort to secure new properties for the PNA catalogue. With General Manager, participate in the negotiations for and acquisition of rights for those 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. This includes writing copy for printed materials, e-news and the website, as well as acquiring images and design.
  • With General Manager, draft contracts 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

 

   Experience

  • 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)

  • Sales – Ability to manage the sales process, manage customer relationships and manage oneself in the sales process
  • Analytical – Capacity to collect and analyze information, problem-solve, and make decisions
  • Communication – excellent oral and written communications skills
  • Self-Motivated – Ability to organize, direct and effectively motivate oneself
  • Relationship Building – ability to identify and initiate working relationships and to develop and maintain them in a way that is of mutual benefit
  • Adaptability – Ability to adapt to rapid pace in a changing workplace
  • Nimbleness – Ability to quickly shift direction or focus to respond to changing market conditions or new opportunities
  • Time Management – Ability to manage the available time to organize and complete work efficiently and effectively within given deadlines
  • Detail Oriented – Thoroughness in accomplishing a task through concern for all the areas involved
  • Decision Making – Ability to make critical decisions while following company procedures
  • Budget – Ability to plan and work within budget parameters
  • Integrity – Ability to act with the highest ethical standards in making work related decisions

 

    Computer Skills

Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel and Outlook, as well as Adobe Acrobat.  Knowledge of Power Point, 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 In Design is a plus.

 

TO APPLY
Please send a cover letter, resume and salary requirements 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 position with occasional evening and weekend hours required. 

 

POSITION SUMMARY 

Provide service to customers in a manner consistent with the high-quality performance and service standards of the Theatre by following customer service policies and procedures.  Process single ticket, season ticket, and Theatre Arts Training class orders over the telephone, through the mail, and at the ticket office. 

  

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS 

  • Answer ticket office phone lines and help patrons in person at the ticket office in a pleasant and timely manner, providing a consistently high level of customer service.
  • Process single ticket, season ticket, student matinee payments, and Theatre Arts Training orders by phone, mail or in person.
  • Do external telemarketing calls to renewing subscribers.
  • Complete necessary data entry, paperwork and procedures for accurate record-keeping and sales.
  • Accurately process all forms of payment for reservations, including occasional cash transactions.
  • Represent Children’s Theatre Company at both internal and external events as requested
  • Attend trainings and meetings as required.
  • Provide additional ticket office and marketing support as required.

  

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS 

Competency Statement(s) 

Preferred candidates will have a professional attitude with pleasant disposition and a desire to be a team player.  Candidate must be articulate and have excellent customer service skills with the ability to communicate effectively with a diverse group of people, as well as good attention to detail and sound decision-making ability. 

 

Experience 

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

  

Education 

High school diploma or equivalent required. 

  

Computer Skills 

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

Other Requirements: 

MUST be available at least 12 hours per week; availability must include at least one weeknight AND one weekend day. Flexible night and weekend availability preferred. 

 

TO APPLY 

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

Overhire Carpenters 

Children’s Theatre Company is looking for overhire staff for the upcoming season.  Overhire are employed on an as needed basis which varies throughout the year based on the needs of each production. All overhire positions may range in both required experiences and length of commitment. These positions are covered by a collective bargaining agreement with IATSE Local 13 and are paid on an hourly basis. 

CTC is seeking qualified overhire scenic carpenters to work in the scene shop. Position duties can include but are not limited to carpentry, welding, rigging, load in and strike. 

 

Requirements for carpenters: 

Practical experience in a similar shop.  Experience that includes but is not limited to: all wood materials, steel products, foams, fiberglass, electricity, fabrics, paints and chemical solvents. 

Working knowledge of the following tools and their accessories: radial arm saw, table saw, band saw, cold saw, planer, jointer, drill press, miter box, wood lathe, router, sanders, MIG welding equipment, sewing machine, electrical and pneumatic power hand tools.  

Please send application letter and resume to productionjobs@childrenstheatre.org