Vice President of Programming Blumenthal Performing Arts

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

2011.Blumenthal.4C_navytext_VThe Vice President of Programming will manage a dynamic variety of Blumenthal Performing Arts (BPA) events that include Broadway, concerts, attractions, speakers, fine arts and outside rentals.  Develop and execute plans for presenting a diverse variety of programs that balance artistic ambition with strong financial management.  Cultivate producers, agents, artists, and tenants. Interact with an exceptionally wide range of stakeholders who need to be treated respectfully and professionally, even when we are unable to do what they would like. Negotiate and administer contracts, develop and monitor budgets, pricing, show advancing and financial settlement.  Ensure the smooth and efficient presentation of BPA sponsored events through detailed planning and coordination with other BPA staff.   Oversee production and rentals departments to assure that guests receive a high level of quality service.  Function successfully in a very fast paced environment that requires discipline in planning and execution, as well as an ability to maintain a balanced perspective in decision-making.


Requires a Bachelor’s degree supplemented by five years of progressively responsible experience in various performance genres, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.


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One-Act Festival Directors’ Invitation – Lee Street theatre

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

Lee StreetSeptember 2014 One-Act Festival Directors’ Invitation

Are you a director? Or do you have what it takes to be a director?

Lee Street theatre presents an open invitation for you to submit a 30-40-minute play you would like to direct. We love emerging playwrights; however there are no restrictions for this festival. The play may be written by anyone, published or unpublished, comedy or drama, brand new or classic.

Don’t have a play but you’d like to direct? Don’t want to direct but you have a play? Still apply and we will try and make a marriage. Three plays will be chosen as part of Lee Street theatre’s regular 2014-2015 season for a two-week run September 18-20 and 25-27, 2014.

Directors and their plays will be selected using criteria aligned to Lee Street theatre’s Mission & Vision statements. Consideration will be given to each play’s compatibility with the other two plays and to the logistics of production. All three plays will be staged every night of the run.

Lee Street theatre will organize auditions, facilitate rehearsals, and retain overall responsibility for production and marketing. Directors will be expected to take full control of actors, crew, rehearsals, set and props. Directors, crew, and actors should be free of conflicts for the rehearsal and production period.

The Lee Street theatre Managing Artistic Director reserves the right to monitor artistic integrity throughout the process. There are no additional funds for the One-Act Festival over and above the LST season budget. Directors and actors are unpaid but will more than likely become famous.

Submissions must arrive before May 19th, 2014; by email: subject line: ‘One-Act Festival’; or mail to Lee Street theatre, ‘One Act Festival’, 329 North Lee Street, Salisbury NC 28144. Winners will be notified by June 9th. Include your name, address, telephone, experience, email, and at least one complete script (no rough drafts, please) with playwright details. You may include a synopsis if you wish.

*Please be aware it is generally inadvisable to direct your own work. It omits key steps in the play-development process: objective feedback and collaboration. Having someone else direct your play may open your eyes to its weaknesses, strengths and alternative possibilities. Nevertheless, if you’ve successfully accomplished it, we’re easy to get along with; send us your Director’s résumé.

PlayMakers Seeks a Finance Assistant

Friday, March 28th, 2014
Playmakers RepPlayMakers is a professional theatre located on the campus of UNC. We produce 6 shows on our mainstage and 3 on our second stage as well as holding a Summer Youth Conservatory. As a member of the League of Resident Theatre (LORT) we seek to bring high quality art to campus to enhance the academic experience and engage our community. PlayMakers is currently seeking a finance assistant to perform day to day transactions and support PlayMakers accounting tech and general manager. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

-Creating check requests: paying bills as requested by departments and ensuring that they are being paid with proper internal coding, setting up vendors as needed, receiving approvals and in an accurate and timely manner.

-Paying independent contractors: paying individuals for their services as requested by departments and ensuring that they are being paid with proper internal coding, approvals and in an accurate and timely manner.

-Reconciling Petty Cash Advances: using PlayMakers internal coding procedures.

-Preparing transaction listings for accounting tech.

-Preparing journal entries: as requested by accounting tech or general manager for interdepartmental transfers, correcting funding sources or various other needs.

-Support work for management staff as needed.

To apply please go to:

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity employer.

North Carolina Arts Council Seeks Grants and Finance Officer

Saturday, March 22nd, 2014
NCArts_WEBLogo_GreenNorth Carolina Arts Council

Recruitment Underway: Grants and Finance Officer (Administrative Officer I)
Position Number: 60083909
The North Carolina Arts Council seeks a Grants and Finance Officer. This is a revised posting; previous applicants will need to reapply. The position is responsible for managing the agency’s financial affairs, with an overall annual budget exceeding $8.5 million. The job includes managing the operating budget for the agency and the distribution of more than $6 million in grants annually. Description of Work Position is director of the agency’s Grants and Finance Office and is responsible for the financial management of its $8.5 million budget. Designs and manages grant systems and processing of approximately 1,000 grant applications, contracts, and final reports annually. Maintains grant records and ensures that all grantees comply with state and federal regulations. Assists constituents with understanding application process, payment procedures, and compliance regulations. Oversees and monitors agency’s operating budget and oversees all accounting reports, payables, contracted services, and overall budget management. Provides data reports and analysis on all grant making activities.
Supervises two staff: the Grants Administrator and the Bookkeeper.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
Knowledge of grantsmanship standards and practices; knowledge of state and federal reporting requirements related to grants. Must be proficient with computers and have extensive knowledge of databases (specifically Access), accounting software, and related systems. Accuracy and attention to detail are of prime importance in work. Must have the ability to organize and manage large volumes of detailed information.
Must have strong accounting skills with NCAS experience preferred; ability to read budget reports; statistics and data-analysis skills. Must have strong written and oral communication skills, customer service skills, and supervisory skills.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Graduation from a four-year college or university and one year of experience in personnel, budgeting, research or administrative management; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Salary Range: $34,474.00 to $54,460.00

Hiring Range: $38,500.00 to $50,000.00
(The State of North Carolina offers a competitive benefits package which includes employer contributions towards pension, health plan benefits, and vacation and sick leave.)
Salary Grade: 67
Application Procedure
The North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources uses the Merit-Based Recruitment andSelection Plan to fill positions Subject to the State Personnel Act (SPA) with highly qualified individuals. Individuals interested in applying for this position must complete an online State Employment Application. All applicants must apply online at
Closing Date
March 21, 2014
DO NOT send applications or application materials to the North Carolina Arts Council. Onlyapplications following the procedure above will be considered. Résumés will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application.
For more information please contact:
North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources
Human Resources Office
Phone: (919) 807-7373

The Light Source, Inc. Seeks Customer Service Representative/Inside Salesperson

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

The Light Source, Inc., a leading manufacturer of theatrical lighting and accessories, is hiring for a Customer Service Representative/Inside Salesperson.

Successful candidates should have some technical theatre experience, preferably in lighting or rigging, be proficient with MS Office, Outlook and other basic office software, have good phone skills and be willing to work in a fast-paced environment. Position is in office, weekdays 8AM-5PM. Very little travel required, if any.

AutoCAD and Vectorworks proficiency a plus but not required. Salary commensurate with experience. Interested candidates should email resume to John Hartness, Sales Manager, at

Stage Manager/Technician Position Available

Thursday, February 27th, 2014

CASTThe 700 Miles South Theatre Company in collaboration with Carolina Actors Studio Theatre (CAST) is currently interviewing stage managers and technicians for paid positions with the upcoming production of Neil LaBute’s In a Dark Dark House.

Performances are to run at Carolina Actors Studio Theatre (CAST) in Charlotte from 7/18/14 through 8/10/14, with rehearsals beginning in late May.

Interested parties should please send all requests of interest, including resume to, with Stage Manager/Technician in the subject line.

Community Theatre of Greensboro Seeks Executive Assistant

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

Community TheatreCommunity Theatre of Greensboro – Executive Assistant to Executive Director

The Community Theatre of Greensboro is offering an exciting and creative
opportunity with great potential for advancement for the right candidate to
be the Executive Assistant to CTG’s Executive Director, Mitchel Sommers. The
Community Theatre of Greensboro is Guilford County’s oldest theatre
organization, celebrating 65 years of bringing quality theatre productions,
camps, classes and outreach programs to the Triad. With its recent purchase
of 520 S. Elm Street in downtown Greensboro, CTG is in the beginning stages
of maximizing the potential of its new home that contains office suites, a
160 seat Starr Theatre and the Cone Education and Event Center.

CTG is looking for a motivated self-starter with lots of talents, strong
administrative skills, a passion for success, an appreciation for the
theatre and the ability to wear many hats at a time. Working alongside the
ED, duties will include planning, promoting and executing new and existing
entertainment programs, writing and securing grants for the programming,
assisting in fundraising events, building relationships with patrons and
donors for future support, setting up and going on appointments with the ED,
participate in creative decisions such as show selections and staffing of
those shows, represent CTG at certain events and functions, and as in any
non-profit arts organization, be ready to do anything from spreading salt
when it snows to doing the curtain speech before the Wizard of Oz!

Our organization is filled with warm, talented, dedicated, hardworking,
passionate people of all ages, ethnicities and economic backgrounds, and
this will be an incredible journey for someone who wants to learn from an
Executive Director with 25 years experience and a theatre that has sustained
itself for 65 years!

CTG offers a competitive non-profit arts salary with an attractive package
that includes vacation, health care support and a personal satisfaction that
you are making a huge difference in the lives of our diverse family of
volunteers, patrons, the arts community and community at large. A perfect
position for someone pursuing arts administration, programming, non-profit
management and a fulfilling career!! You can learn more about CTG by

Please send your cover letter and resume to Mitchel Sommers at<>.

The Thalian Association Seeks Artistic Director

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

ThalianThe Thalian Association, the Official Community Theater of North Carolina, is an award-winning 225 year old community theater producing five Main Stage, three Studio and five youth productions each year, and provides theater arts education for the community year round. Our Main Stage productions are at historic Thalian Hall, the youth productions at the Hannah Block Historic USO/Community Arts Center, and we produce a summer season of three plays at the Red Barn Studio Theatre. The Thalian Association is seeking an Artistic Director to work with our Executive Director and Board of Directors.

The Artistic Director is responsible for conceiving, developing, and implementing the artistic vision and focus of The Thalian Association, and for making major decisions about the ongoing development of the aesthetic values and activities of the association with extensive consultation with the Executive Director.

The Position of Artistic Director is a twelve month full time position with frequent evenings and weekends required depending on the production schedule. The job requires significant flexibility to ensure that Thalian Association’s artistic; education and community programs achieve the highest quality.


  • Hire, supervise, evaluate and provide leadership to artistic personnel including directors, production staff, designers, stage managers, personnel needed for each production and performers;
  • Hires, supervise, and evaluate Thalian Association Children’s Theater Academy instructors, in some cases with the Children’s Theater Committee and Executive Director;
  • Helps develop, implement, and evaluate all programs for the year including annual Thalian Awards Ceremony and special community events;
  • Work with the Executive Director on play selection for Main Stage, Children’s Theater and Summer Season;
  • In consultation with Executive Director and Finance Committee, develops annual production budget;
  • Consults with the Children’s Theater Committee and Executive Director to implement an artistic vision for the educational programs and assists in the development of strategies to grow and improve these programs;
  • Reports directly to the Executive Director and makes monthly reports to the Board of Directors to give an update on artistic activity;
  • Supervises the maintenance of written procedures manual for technical and production staff;
  • Oversee & schedule auditions, rehearsals and performances. Secure performance dates for Main Stage and Children’s Theater.
  • Seeks to develop new artistic programs consistent with the organizational mission;
  • Meets regularly with the Executive Director to share information, strategize about programs and long range goals;
  • Assist with marketing and ambassadorship to develop audiences in collaboration with the Executive Director and Marketing Committee;
  • Acts as a spokesperson for the organization’s artistic purpose via speaking engagements, public and social appearances, and, as requested, at fundraising events and solicitations;
  • Fosters the development of good relations with other cultural organizations by participating in meetings and joint activities where appropriate
  • Writes the news release for season, individual productions, education programs and special events as required;
  • Additional tasks and responsibilities as needed.


  • B.A. degree in theater or related field from an accredited college or sufficient professional experience;
    • Experience as a successful leader in the arts sector;
    • Capable of  building and maintaining relationships within arts community;
    • Experience as a director and /or designer in a similar theater environment;
    • Experience in financial management including developing and managing a production budget;
    • Ability to collaborate with a diverse artistic community including artists and volunteers of all ages, genders, and ethnicities to produce high quality theater;
    • Ability to successfully complete criminal background screening and drug test.

Salary to be negotiated with generous healthcare allowance and bonus plan. The Thalian Association is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Equal Access Employer.

Please forward letter of interest with your salary requirements and resume to or mail to Executive Director, P.O. Box 1111, Wilmington, North Carolina 28402.  No calls please.



Sciencetellers Seeks Performers

Thursday, February 13th, 2014

ScienceInteractive Storytelling/Science/Comedy Show

Sciencetellers is currently hiring performers to ‘barnstorm’ all over the state! Barnstorm? Yes, barnstorm! Load up your car, drive to a venue, set up and perform our 45-minute interactive storytelling/science/comedy show, chat with audience members, break down, and drive to the next show! (Or home, if that’s your last show for the day.)

This is an ongoing performance job with shows scheduled throughout the year.

Compensation: Paid training, $60-$80/show plus tips, 10-15% bonuses for referrals/repeat bookings, $.30/mile (tax-free) for all travel to/from events.

To apply, please fill out an online application:

For over ten years, Sciencetellers has been combining exciting experiments with dynamic storytelling to create a hilarious and highly interactive show for school assemblies, libraries, scouts, camps, parties — anywhere there are kids and families!

Raleigh Little Theatre Development and Communications Coordinator

Thursday, February 6th, 2014

Raleigh Little Theatre

Development and Communications Coordinator  

Raleigh Little Theatre, one of the nation’s foremost community theatres, has an exciting opportunity for a motivated and detail oriented individual.

The Development and Communications Coordinator will support organizational initiatives including corporate and foundation sponsorships, individual giving, special events and specific marketing and PR efforts.

Qualified candidates will  have at least 3 years in progressively responsible positions, show  superior written and interpersonal communication skills, be results driven,  and have a bias for action.

To be considered please submit the following to

  • A current resume
  • Salary history
  • At least three professional references  speaking  to  the ability to manage many projects at once,  a commitment to quality and enthusiasm for the arts.