Lee Street theatre Seeks Stage Manager

Wednesday, July 1st, 2015

leestreetlogoThe stage manager will be responsible for attending all rehearsals, upkeep of the blocking, and prompt book, rehearsal and performance reports, direction of production meetings and running of each show.

Qualifications:

• Prior SM experience a must
• Capacity to solve problems
• Vectorworks or AutoCAD experience is a must
• Good communication skills
• Maturity and understanding of the artistic process
• Ability to work independently and in collaboration with others
• Ability to prioritize, multi-task and work quickly and accurately with attention to detail
• Driver’s license

Pay: DOE per show

Productions Hiring:

Calendar Girls by Tim Firth
Director: Claudia Galup
First Rehearsal: TBA
Run: August 17-26, 2015

Richard O’Brien’s The Rocky Horror Show
Director: Justin Dionne
First Rehearsal: September 13
Run: Oct 29 – Nov 7, 2015

It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play
Director: Heather Wilson-Bowlby
First Rehearsal: November 1
Run: December 10-19, 2015

Broadway Lullabies Musical Revue
Director: Tommy Foster
First Rehearsal: December 21
Run: January 21-30, 2016

The Parchman Hour by Mike Wiley
Director: Justin Dionne
First Rehearsal: January 20
Run: Feb 25 – Mar 5, 2016

The Last Five Years
Director: Tommy Foster
First Rehearsal: March 7
Run: April 14-23, 2016

Shipwrecked: The Amazing Adventures of Louis de Rougemont (as told by himself) by Donald Margulies
Director: Doug Stauter
First Rehearsal: April 17
Run: May 19-28, 2016

August: Osage County by Tracy Letts
Director: Christopher Zink
First Rehearsal: TBA
Run: July 20-31, 2016

Lee Street theatre Seeks Lighting Designer

Wednesday, July 1st, 2015

leestreetlogoThe lighting designer will be responsible for attending all designer rehearsals, tech rehearsals, production meetings, and providing plans for the show.

Qualifications:

• Prior Lighting Design experience a must
• Capacity to solve problems
• Vectorworks or AutoCAD experience is a must
• Good communication skills
• Maturity and understanding of the artistic process
• Ability to work independently and in collaboration with others
• Ability to prioritize, multi-task and work quickly and accurately with attention to detail
• Driver’s license

Pay: DOE per show

Productions Hiring:
Calendar Girls by Tim Firth
Director: Claudia Galup
First Rehearsal: TBA
Run: August 17-26, 2015

Richard Obrien’s The Rocky Horror Show
Director: Justin Dionne
First Rehearsal: September 13
Run: Oct 29-Nov 7, 2015

The Parchman Hour by Mike Wiley
Director: Justin Dionne
First Rehearsal: January 10th
Run:February 25 – March 5, 2016

The Last Five Years by Jason Robert Brown
Director: Tommy Foster
First Rehearsal: March 7
Run: April 14-23, 2016

August: Osage County by Tracy Letts
Director: Christopher Zink
First Rehearsal: TBA
Run: July 21-30, 2016

Lee Street theatre Seeks Scenic Designer

Wednesday, July 1st, 2015

leestreetlogoThe scenic designer will be responsible for attending all designer rehearsals, tech rehearsals, production meetings, and providing plans for the show. Models are not required, but recommended. The scenic designer will work with the TD to maintain budget.

Qualifications:

• Prior Scenic Design experience a must
• Capacity to solve problems
• Vectorworks or AutoCAD experience is a must
• Excellent communication and organizational skills
• Maturity and understanding of the artistic process
• Ability to work independently and in collaboration with others
• Ability to prioritize, multi-task and work quickly with attention to detail
• Driver’s license

Pay: DOE per show

Productions Hiring:
It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play by Joe Landry
Director: Heather Wilson-Bowlby
First Rehearsal: November 1st
Run: December 10-19, 2015

The Parchman Hour by Mike Wiley
Director: Justin Dionne
First Rehearsal: January 10th
Run: Feb 25-March 5, 2016

Lee Street theatre Seeks Technical Director

Wednesday, July 1st, 2015

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Lee Street theatre is hiring a contract Technical Director for the production of Calendar Girls. The Technical Director (TD) needs to be able to work with a great deal of independence and exercise independent judgment.

 

 
 
 
 
 

The TD is responsible for:

  • Operating, maintaining & safeguarding the technical assets of Lee Street theatre, including supervising the use of lighting, sound, communications equipment, and the use and maintenance of all facilities.
  • Determining the necessary technical support, such as lighting, sound, staging, and special needs, necessary for events and performances presented in advance of production dates.
  • Designing, setting up, maintaining, and operating light and sound systems for all events; assisting guest designers and others with technical matters.
  • Advises production managers, lighting and sound designers, on the technical specifications, costs and usage of technical equipment required for the individual show, and supervising the implementation of approved technical designs.
  • Supervises and assists with set and stage construction and management.
  • Assists in recruiting, training and assignment of volunteer or paid technical staff for individual shows.
  • Monitors the condition of equipment including lighting, sound, shop, & facilities. Arranges for timely repair and replacement within budgetary constraints.
  • Assists with the preparation and control of production budgets; maintains inventory and orders specialized supplies.
  • Attends tech week rehearsals, in order to supervise and assist in the technical aspects of the mounting of shows.
  • Helps supervise and schedule community service persons. This may include submitting timesheets to the appropriate parties involved.
  • Attends board meetings as scheduling permits.

 

In addition to the above-mentioned responsibilities, the TD is required to posses the following skills:

  • An ability to analyze and evaluate the need for technical support for various events and performances
  • Plan, develop, schedule and provide the technical supports required for each event. Including but not limited to volunteers and over hire contractors.
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Oversee stage crews, over-hire, and volunteers
  • Perform minor repairs and preventative maintenance on equipment
  • Maintain inventory of necessary supplies
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with representatives of various groups, vendors, co-workers, and others
  • Maintain irregular and extended working hours
  • Able to lift, push or pull objects up to 125 pounds on regular basis using appropriate tools when necessary

This production of Calendar Girls will require working with a guest director, lighting designer, and scenic designer.

Qualifications:

  • Prior TD experience a must
  • Should have knowledge of professional digital drafting programs, set construction, and some sound.
  • Capacity to solve problems
  • Good communication skills
  • Maturity and understanding of the artistic process
  • Ability to work independently and in collaboration with others
  • Ability to prioritize, multi-task and work quickly and accurately with attention to detail
  • Driver’s license

Pay: DOE

Please note that we are looking to hire someone immediately.

Lee Street theatre Seeks Production Staff

Wednesday, July 1st, 2015

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Lee Street theatre is searching for dynamic contract production staff for our 2015-2016 season. Positions below will serve for the shows as mentioned in east listing. Please send all responses (cover letters and resumes) to Managing Artistic Director Justin Dionne at director@leestreet.org.

 

Lee Street theatre Seeks Director of Outreach and Advancement

Wednesday, July 1st, 2015

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The Director of Outreach and Advancement is a new part-time position that tracks to grow to Full Time by August of 2016. The Director of Outreach and Advancement will provide creative leadership and execution for the creation of a volunteer guild and development activities in order to achieve relationship and contributed revenue goals. Along with the work above, The Director of Outreach and Advancement will partner with the Managing Artistic Director in executing day-to-day administrative duties as assigned.

 
 
 
 
Major Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Research, develop, and propose a volunteer guild structure for launch Fiscal Year 2016-2017
  • Recruit and Inspire participation in Lee Street theatre volunteer corps
  • Provide overall coordination of volunteers needed for front of house
  • Administrative Duties (as assigned by Managing Artistic Director)
  • Work as Front of House for all performances until development of volunteer guild
  • Answer phones & operate ticket sales (as needed)

 
 Additional Skill Requirements

  • Effectiveness & Persuasiveness in both written and oral communication
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively with volunteers and colleagues
  • Ability to organize own work, coordinate projects with others, manage multiple projects simultaneously, and establish procedures for good information management
  • Highly proficient in use of various technology elements including concepts of word processing, point of sale, box office, and design. Tech Savvy is a major plus.
  • Attention to detail and commitment to quality.
  • Excellent customer service.

 
Position is part-time salary – apprx 20-25 hrs/week. Position starts August 1, 2015. Please email letter of intent, resume, and references as pdf files to Managing Artistic Director Justin Dionne at director@leestreet.org.

NC Arts Council seeks Program Administrator

Wednesday, June 24th, 2015

NCArts_390_Cool Gray 6Recruitment Underway: Program Administrator

The North Carolina Arts Council seeks a Program Administrator to support our work with communities and artists around the state. The Arts Council employs four Program Administrators, who are each responsible for certain tasks associated with specific program areas, but also have overarching responsibilities relating to the agency as a whole. This position is primarily responsible for supporting the work of the Creative Economies Team and the Traditions & Heritage Team and the Executive staff and board.

Description of Work

This position provides support for programs in creative placemaking, folk and traditional arts, marketing, and cultural tourism. Examples include the N.C. Heritage Awards ceremony, artist selection panels for public art projects, and community meetings for cultural trails. The program administrator also provides high level support to the Arts Council’s Executive Director, Deputy Director, Director of Operations and Arts Learning, and the Governor-appointed board. Assists with correspondence, reports, PowerPoint presentations, and speeches for executive and deputy directors. Handles mail, scheduling, travel, and other logistics. Coordinates and handles all logistics for board meetings and other board activities. Assists with contracts, database and website updating, and meetings. Serves as agency liaison with department’s personnel office.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

This position requires the ability to learn, interpret, and analyze applicable program content and make necessary decisions. To be effective in his/her work, employee will have substantive knowledge of Arts Council program content, policies and practices. Experience in providing high level executive support and planning and coordinating meetings and events is required. Excellent writing and editing skills are necessary as well as the ability to produce reports, PowerPoint presentations, and other case-making materials. Position also calls for excellent interpersonal skills, project coordination experience, strong customer service skills, and proficient computer and internet research skills. Experience in personnel or human resources is desired and well as experience in and an appreciation for the arts.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Completion of high school and three years of related experience; or graduation from a two-year secretarial science or business administration program and two years of related work experience; or graduation from a four-year college or university, preferably with emphasis on arts, arts administration or a related field and two years of related work experience in the arts; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Management prefers a four-year degree and experience in the field of arts administration.

Salary Range: $28,875 – $43,422

Hiring Range: $36,000 – $39,189

(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: 61

Application Procedure

The North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources uses the Merit-Based Recruitment and Selection 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 http://www.osp.state.nc.us/jobs/

Closing Date

Check NCArts.org for closing date.

DO NOT send applications or application materials to the North Carolina Arts Council. Only applications 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

About the North Carolina Arts Council Mission: To make North Carolina a better state through the arts.

Goals: The work of the Arts Council is guided by its strategic plan comprised of five goals:

  • A robust arts industry
  • A creative economy
  • Vibrant communities
  • Children prepared for the 21st century
  • Lives filled with discovery and learning

The Arts Council is a division of the Department of Cultural Resources and its Executive Director reports to the Secretary of the Department. The Arts Council is advised by a 24-member board appointed by the Governor. It has a 23-person staff and an $8.5 million budget which includes federal, state and private funds. To learn more about the N.C. Arts Council visit www.ncarts.org.

UNCSA is Searching for a Marketing Manager

Thursday, June 4th, 2015

uncsaReporting to the Chief Marketing Officer, the Marketing Manager assists in the development, management and execution of an integrated multi-channel marketing campaign that supports institutional branding, performance promotion, single ticket sales and subscriptions. The Marketing Manager also assists the Chief Marketing Officer in the overall daily operations of the department.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • With the Chief Marketing Officer, develops and executes all ticket sales campaigns, including, but not limited to direct mail, print, digital, and broadcast advertising, along with e-marketing and promotional events and activities.
  • Acts as main liaison between all paid media partners and/ or agencies to schedule and buy all paid media, oversees the timely delivery of creative to media outlets, and analyzes all metrics following the campaign.
  • Contributes to the development of creative concepts by analyzing objectives and recommending appropriate designs and creative solutions, applications and materials.
  • Maintains brand and style guidelines for the university and all of its programs to ensure adherence to creative and graphic standards and goals.
  • Seeks opportunities to enhance visibility and image of the university locally, regionally, and nationally.
  • Manages and coordinates the activities with Communications, consultants, agencies and vendors for the production of various marketing collateral including the performance calendar.
  • Oversees comprehensive e-marketing strategy and efforts, including copywriting and providing design direction
  • Traffics creative work developed in-house or outsourced for internal corrections and approvals.
  • Monitors all paid media efforts for ongoing ROI evaluation.
  • Works with ticketing database to generate segmented lists for targeted communication, provides direction to box office and front of house employees with regard to patron services.
  • Manages direct mail list management and hygiene.
  • Works with Chief Marketing Officer on developing and executing cross-promotional and grassroots marketing.
  • Assist Chief Marketing Officer and Business Manager with marketing expense budget forecasting.
  • Identifies new marketing opportunities, vehicles, and practices. Performs avid field research.
  • Supervises and manages the tasks and daily workflow of any temporary employees within the department.

Other duties as required and specified by the Chief Marketing Officer.

MINIMUM JOB REQUIREMENTS
Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of three to five years of experience in direct marketing or sales in a  non-for profit, educational, corporate, performing arts or agency environment; or MFA or MBA with commensurate related experience. Ability to write, edit and proof marketing/sales copy is a must. Word and Excel proficiency required.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge of and proficiency with customer relationship management (CRM) software. Experience managing multi-channel advertising and promotional campaigns strongly preferred. Graphic design experience is a plus.

SPECIAL CHARACTERISTICS
Applicant must be self-motivated and detail oriented; must organize and prioritize projects, meet deadlines and sustain productivity under pressure; must work some evenings and weekends. Active listener who can distill ideas and translate into direction, who thinks both creatively and analytically. Experience in audience development and advertising is preferred as is a strong background or interest in the performing arts.

Applicants may apply directly to the UNCSA website.

Theatre In The Park seeks Technical Director

Monday, June 1st, 2015

theatre_in_the_park_email_header_finalTheatre In The Park is seeking a full-time Technical Director.  Theatrical scenic, lighting, props, and sound design experience is required.  BFA or MFA in design or technical direction is strongly desired.  Additional skills required: facilities maintenance, carpentry, painting, CAD drafting, and MIG welding.

Candidates should send the following:

  1. A letter of application addressing the applicant’s strengths relative to the responsibilities and qualifications cited above
  2. A current curriculum vitae and/or resume
  3. A one-page statement of applicant’s philosophy towards design and execution
  4. The applicant’s digital portfolio or website link
  5. The names, addresses, and phone numbers of three individuals who are familiar with the candidate’s record as designer or technical director.

To guarantee full consideration, all application materials requested above must be submitted to hr@theatreinthepark.com.

Part-time staff openings at UNC-Wilmington

Friday, May 22nd, 2015

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Description:

This position supports the curricular objectives within the Department of Theatre. This individual works closely with; faculty, designers, lab students and student employees to execute departmental production needs. This individual must be able to work independently, be able to handle multiple tasks and be able to work with students of differing experience levels.  This is a part-time non-benefit earning position approximately 30 hours per week for nine months mid-August to mid-May.  Normal working hours Monday-Friday but must be willing to work nights and weekends as needed.  Hourly pay rate $12-$15 per hour depending upon qualifications.

 

Responsibilities:

Oversee the day to day operation of the paint shop, properties storage areas and provide supervision of staff and students in the paint and properties areas including usage and maintenance of all shop and storage areas. Keep accurate records of all lab student hours. Ensure that all equipment is in safe, working order and used in a correct, safe and proper manner. Inventory and replace all expendable supplies. As properties supervisor this individual will secure, maintain and restock all props required for the production season. They will also track expenditures and rentals. As paint supervisor this individual will supervise students in the realization of the scenic designers’ vision with regard to surface treatment of all production elements. They will also be in charge of maintaining all inventory and ordering/purchasing supplies as needed.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

BA in Theatre or similar experience. Experience in carpentry, ability to lift approximately fifty (50) pounds, ability to work at heights and the ability to instruct in the safe operation of shop machinery and tools.

 

Lighting, Sound and Multi-Media Supervisor

Description:

This position supports the curricular objectives within the Department of Theatre. This individual works closely with; faculty, designers, lab students and student employees to execute departmental production needs. This individual must be able to work independently, be able to handle multiple tasks and be able to work with students of differing experience levels.  This is a part-time non-benefit earning position approximately 30 hours per week for nine months mid-August to mid-May.  Normal working hours Monday-Friday but must be willing to work nights and weekends as needed.  Hourly pay rate $12-$15 per hour depending upon qualifications.

 

Responsibilities:

Oversee the day to day operation of the Lighting, Sound and Multi-media systems, and the supervision of staff and students in these areas including usage and annual, scheduled maintenance of related equipment. As Lighting, Sound and Multi-Media Supervisor this individual will function as the department’s master electrician and will supervise students in the installation and realization of the lighting designers’ vision with regard to all established production elements. Keep accurate records of all lab student hours. Ensure that all equipment is in safe, working order and used in a correct, safe and proper manner. Inventory and replace all expendable supplies.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

BA in Theatre or similar experience. Experience in basic theatrical lighting and sound installation and maintenance of equipment is required. The ability read light plots and riser diagrams is beneficial.  Carpentry ability is beneficial. Experience in Multimedia equipment is a plus.  Must have the ability to lift approximately fifty (50) pounds, ability to work at heights and the ability to instruct in the safe operation of all equipment in these areas.

 

To Apply:

Send your letter of interest, resume and list of three references to Thomas Salzman, Chair, Department of Theatre.  Salzmant@uncw.edu.  For questions please call 910-962-7364.  Positions are open until filled.