Children’s Theatre of Charlotte seeking Summer Camp Staff Positions

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

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Children’s Theatre of Charlotte (CTC) has summer employment opportunities available to graduate and undergraduate students. CTC is a national leader among theatres by placing equal emphasis on innovative educational initiatives for elementary, middle and high school students. Our summer camp is part of this theatre education experience.

Timeline: May 26 – August 14, 2015, Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Compensation: $8.70/hr (40 hours per week minimum).

NOTE: Summer staff must be able to provide their own housing and transportation.

Summer Camp Counselor

Theatre Camp Counselors will have direct supervision responsibilities working with children ages 3 -18 during Children’s Theatre of Charlotte Summer Camp. Duties include classroom assistance, drop-off and pick-up, snack time, post care and administrative duties. In addition to the daily duties, the Counselors may have the opportunity to observe and collaborate with Children’s Theatre Teaching Artists.

Job Requirements

  • Minimum of one year of college required.
  • Background in theatre or education preferred.
  • Experience working with a variety of ages.
  • Reliable transportation is required.
  • Comfort with administrative duties.
  • Experience with customer service and/or interacting with parents of young people.

Summer Administrative Assistant

The primary roles of a Summer Administrative Assistant are to complete administrative duties in relation to summer camp. These duties include generating camp materials such as roll sheets, story handouts, programs, name tags, and mailings while maintaining communication with parents, teachers, and summer staff. Administrative Assistants will also work directly with Summer Camp Counselors and Teaching Artists to offer support with supervision of students during camp operations.

Job Requirements

  • Minimum of one year of college required.
  • Background in theatre, education, or administration preferred.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office and phone etiquette.
  • Experience working with children and/or teens.
  • Detail oriented and organized.
  • Interest or experience in Graphic Design preferred but not required.
  • Experience with customer service and/or interacting with parents of children and teens.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Communications will be treated with confidence and résumés will be accepted until January 30, 2015.
To be considered, applicants must: Complete the Children’s Theatre of Charlotte Summer Staff Employment Application. Please do not complete the CTC General Employment Application form. Within the application, you will be prompted to include the following:

  1. Résumé
  2. Letter(s) of Recommendation
  3. Camp Counselor Cover Letter. In the letter, please respond to the following:
    1. What age children have you worked with frequently and what is the largest number of children you have worked with at one time? With what age group are you most comfortable and what age group do you think is most challenging?
    2. Describe your strengths and challenges in working with children.
    3. Describe your role in a work group comprised of peers.
    4. Describe the unique contribution you would make to the Education Staff of Children’s Theatre of Charlotte as a member of the summer team.
  4. Administrative Assistant Cover Letter. In the letter, please respond to the following:
    1. Can you provide an example of a time you had to deal with an irate parent or customer? How did you handle the conflict? How was it resolved?
    2. Describe your role in a work group comprised of peers.
    3. What organizational techniques and tools have you learned to make school or a job easier, or to make yourself more effective? Give an example of a time in which you used these tools or techniques.
    4. Describe your strengths and challenges in working with large groups of children

PlayMakers Repertory Company seeks Managing Director

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

Playmakers RepPlayMakers Repertory Company (playmakersrep.org), a $2.7 million LORT D theatre located on the campus of UNC-Chapel Hill seeks a dynamic and experienced individual to join Producing Artistic Director Joseph Haj as the administrative leader of PlayMakers. Two performance spaces: 500 seat thrust stage, 280 seat black box. The Managing Director will work within an integrated collaboration between the theatre and university and will report directly to the Producing Artistic Director. Responsibilities will include the creation and management of operating and capital budgets, as well as the management and oversight of development, marketing, and general management. Qualifications:  Master of Fine Arts, Master of Arts, or a Master of Business Administration degree from and accredited institution and a minimum of three years theatre management experience.  Salary Range: $70,000-$85,000 plus full UNC benefit package.  Application deadline is March 15, 2015.  To apply for this position, please visit https://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/64691

  • Direct Reports: Director of Development, General Manager, Director of Marketing and Communications. 12-15 indirect reports, plus 30-35 student staff.
  • Advise Producing Artistic Director on strategy in support of long term vision for PlayMakers
  • With Director of Development and Producing Artistic Director, set strategy for theater’s fundraising operations and oversee the implementation of that strategy
  • With Director of Marketing & Communications, oversee the implementation of marketing strategy and tactics
  • With General Manager, create and manage operating and capital budgets for the company. Set, monitor and implement financial management policies and procedures, both internal to PlayMakers and as set by UNC. Ensure all collectively bargained agreements are implemented according to the rules, policies and procedures.
  • Liaise with UNC offices such as University Counsel, Human Resources, Information Technology, Department of Dramatic Art, College of Arts & Sciences Dean’s Office. Ensure compliance with all UNC policies and procedures.
  • Other duties as described by Producing Artistic Director.
  • Will teach one course per semester in the newly created Minor in Theatre Management in the Department of Dramatic Art at UNC and oversee that portion of the undergraduate curriculum. Will advise and assist the Chair of the Department in the development of a future MFA in Theatre Management.

In addition to degree requirements, candidates must also possess:

  • A minimum of three years theatre management experience
  • Ability to work independently, meet high goals, and interact efficiently in a comprehensive research university
  • Demonstrated project management experience
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced working environment
  • Ability to work effectively and collaboratively with staff members, artists, faculty and volunteers
  • Integrity, authenticity, and enthusiasm
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills
  • Ability to monitor and meet multiple deadlines
  • Previous teaching experience preferred but not required.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity employer that welcomes all to apply, including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

UNCSA seeks Professor of Acting

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

fullname.horiz.3color.gradAssistant / Associate Professor of Acting

University of North Carolina School of The Arts/School of Drama

Category: Academic

Description of Duties: Teaching second-year Acting in a four-year, BFA Professional Actor Training Program.

Other possible responsibilities include: text analysis; directing upper class students in mainstage productions; teaching special topics to third-year actors; directing second-year studio Shakespeare projects.

Qualifications: MFA in Acting or Directing, or equivalent professional experience. Substantial professional experience as actor and/or director preferred. Minimum of three years experience teaching Acting at the undergraduate level or above also preferred.

Key attributes are the ability to nurture, and apply the acting process while directing student actors, and be enthusiastic about teaching and directing collaboratively, alongside other faculty members.

Apply on website only:
http://www.uncsa.edu/humanresources

Salary:
46,000-55,000
Job Start Date:
8/3/2015

NC State University Theatre seeks Program Specialist

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

Arts nc stateVacancy Type: SPA

Is Internal Transfer Only: No

Time Limited?: No

Title: University Program Specialist

Band Level: Contributing

Working Title: University Theatre Program Specialist

Salary Range: $31,888 – $73,719

Anticipated Hiring Range: $38,000-$44,000

Salary Grade Equivalency: 67

Position Number: 00041315

Work Schedule: Monday – Friday 8-5 some evening and weekends as needed

Department: 248901 – University Theatre

Job City & State: Raleigh, NC

Primary Function of Organizational Unit: 

University Theatre is NC State’s volunteer student theatre and is located in Division of Academic and Student Affairs (DASA). As a non-majors program, we provide the opportunity for all students at NC State to participate in theatre. We produce 4-6 productions each academic year and a three-show summer Theatrefest, and instruct classes in theatre, (including those in the theatre minor). University Theatre also operates the facilities of Thompson Hall and Stewart Theatre for the benefit of events by academic, administrative and student organizations and non-campus clients.

Essential Job Duties: 

This position is responsible for business, communications, marketing, and public relations operations for the University Theatre. This includes continuous evaluation of the program’s business policies, practice, and personnel for effective delivery to students and clients.

The position plans and executes marketing and communications promoting the program’s activities to the university community and to the public patrons through electronic, email, print and social media platforms. The position serves as the departmental liaison with the Arts NC State Marketing Director to assure planning and implementation of the program’s marketing and communication plans. In coordination with Arts marketing and outreach personnel, the position develops and implements strategies to engage and strengthen relationships with faculty, staff, students and community partners.

The position also serves as the departmental business officer by overseeing departmental payroll, budgeting, accounting, bookkeeping and financial reporting as well as process and route artist and vendor contracts.
The position is expected to manage and execute special projects (including meetings, multimedia projects and student and public events); research, write, manage and track programming grant; and serve as the department liaison with Contracts & Grants.

In coordination with Associate and Assistant Directors in University Theatre, the position will develop and implement program assessment (including development of assessment tools, compilation and analysis of data and generation of reports).

Other Work/Responsibilities:

Position may write or administer grants, coordinate technology, marketing and fundraising activities with Arts NC State. Position may help with development of classroom resources in the Moodle online environment. In coordination with Associate and Assistant Directors, may help to develop and implement program assessment including development of assessment tools, compilation and analysis of data and generation of reports. Serve on university committees as available.
Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Experience/Education:

Bachelor’s degree and one year of experience related to the area of assignment; or and equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.

Departmental Required Skills:

Strong computer skills, financial knowledge of revenue, expenses and budget planning. Familiarity with theatre activities. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, written and verbal. Ability to plan, evaluate, recommend action. Must be able to deal tactfully and effectively with multiple levels of internal staff, external customers, and students. Event planning, Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, web development, electronic, social and traditional media and database development.

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education: Bachelors degree with three to five years of experience in program administration, marketing and business.

Required License or Certification: N/A

Special Instructions:

In addition to your application, please attach a resume, a cover letter, and provide and contact information for references. NOTE: Two writing samples used in marketing or public relations-type activities: press release, blog post, web page content, or a feature story are optional, but will be required if selected for an interview.

Job Open Date: 12/08/2014

Must Be Open Until (Positions will be posted until 5:00 PM ET on this date. Positions remaining posted after this date are still accepting applications but may close at any time.): 12/15/2014

Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies?: No

Proposed Hire Date: 1/05/2015

Alternate Option: If no applicants apply who meet the required competency level and training & experience requirements, then management may consider other applicants. Salary would be determined based on competencies, equity, budget, and market considerations.

AA/EOE: NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

p. Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148.
Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree verified at www.wes.org. Degree must be obtained prior to start date.

p. NC State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

Supplemental Questions:

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you hear about this position?(Open Ended Question)
  2. * If you learned about this vacancy from “other source” or “other website”, please provide the source.(Open Ended Question)
  3. * Please select the response below that best describes your experience/education for the University Program Specialist position.
    • Bachelor’s degree and one year of related experience
    • Master’s degree or Doctorate in any field
    • Associate’s degree and at least 3 years of related experience
    • Combination of post-high school education and/or experience in a related area to equal at least 5 years (ex: 1 year of college and 4 years of experience)
    • High school diploma/GED and at least 5 years of related experience
    • Did not complete high school but have a combination of high school education and related experience to equal 9 years (ex. 1 year of high school and 8 years experience)
    • None of the above
  4. * Are you able to lift up to 30 pounds occasionally?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * How would you rate your level of expertise with the following: Microsoft Office Excel and Word, Adobe Creative Suite? Please rate each as beginner, competent, or master.(Open Ended Question)
  6. * Please describe your ability and level of knowledge with social media including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Flickr, Blogs(Open Ended Question)
  7. * Please briefly describe your event planning experience.(Open Ended Question)
  8. * Do you have experience with PeopleSoft Financials?
    • Yes
    • No
  9. * Please briefly describe your budget/account management experience.(Open Ended Question)

Application Materials Required:

Required Documents

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Contact Information for References

Optional Documents

  1. Other Document (1)
  2. Other Document (2)

Elon University seeks Assistant Professor of Performing Arts – Scenic Design

Monday, November 24th, 2014

elon-university_200x200Posted: 11/10/2014

App. Due: 12/22/2014

Type: Full Time; Scenic Designer, Performing Arts Department.

Elon University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant position in Scenic Design, beginning mid-August, 2015. The successful candidate will join our current Scenic Designer and five other Design and Production faculty members in producing our rigorous season of eight department productions (plays, musicals and dance concerts). This position requires a terminal degree in Scenic Design, significant experience teaching design in a university setting, demonstrated competency in Scenic Painting, professional design experience and practical experience in AutoCAD and model making. Successful candidates will show design work in a variety of genres including large multi-set musicals. Responsibilities include teaching classes in the primary field as well as other courses in Performing Arts and a first-year interdisciplinary course in Elon’s signature Core Curriculum.

 

He or she will design scenery and execute/supervise painting for department productions. In addition, they will mentor student production work, development of skills and portfolios. Elon is a dynamic private, co-educational, comprehensive institution that is a national model for actively engaging faculty and students in teaching and learning. To learn more about Elon, please visit the University web site at www.elon.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. Applications must be received by December 22, 2014 to be assured of full consideration. Send letter of application, CV, professional design resume, transcripts, statement of design philosophy, statement of teaching/mentoring philosophy, electronic portfolio or link to your website and contact information for three references to the search Department Chair at the email set up for the search (scenicdesignsearch@elon.edu). Include your name in the subject line, please. Elon University is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse faculty, staff and student body and welcomes all applicants.

 

Contact:

Dr. Fred Rubeck
Performing Arts
Elon University

 

Meredith College seeks Full-Time Assistant Professor of Theatre

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

meredithThe Department of Dance & Theatre in the School of the Arts & Humanities at Meredith College invites applications for a full-time Assistant Professor position in Theatre Design & Technical Direction, to begin in August 2015.

Responsibilities include teaching a variety of courses, including Introduction to Theatre; Stagecraft; Costume & Make-up; Scenic Design & Painting; Lighting & Sound; and a production-related practicum.  Candidate must design and build scenery and design lights for 3 to 4 main stage shows per year, plus supervise undergraduate students in the shops.  Full involvement in departmental and school activities is expected.

Qualifications include an MFA in Theatre, evidence of design experience, and professional involvement in the field.  Prior college teaching experience expected.

To apply, complete the online application at http://www.meredith.edu/humres/.  Please attach letter of application, curriculum vitae, and statements of teaching philosophy and professional goals to the online application.  Copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts and three letters of reference should be sent to Dr. Garry Walton, Dean, School of the Arts & Humanities, Meredith College, 3800 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh, NC 27607.  Review of applications will begin December 3rd 2014 and continue until position is filled.

Meredith is a private comprehensive women’s college of 2,000 undergraduate and graduate students.  Located in Raleigh, North Carolina, near the Research Triangle, the college offers both liberal arts and professional programs.   Meredith is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  The college is committed to diversity and encourages applications and nominations of all qualified individuals.

Elon University seeks Assistant/Associate Professor for Dept. of Performing Arts

Monday, November 10th, 2014

elon-university_200x200Elon University invites applications for a tenure-track position, at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, in The Department of Performing Arts beginning mid-August 2015. Seeking an experienced, dynamic acting teacher and great collaborator to contribute to the BFA Acting and Music Theatre programs. Additional specialization in teaching VOICE & SPEECH or MOVEMENT required.

Should be skilled in the Meisner approach to actor training, with an appreciation of Stanislavski’s teachings. Teaching responsibilities will include courses in the core acting curriculum, and others as per expertise. Must be willing to teach in the interdisciplinary general studies program. Appropriate MFA or PhD required. Ability to direct in the department’s production season preferred. Significant professional experience desired, and continuation of creative/scholarly work expected. Elon is a dynamic private, co-educational, comprehensive institution that is a national model for actively engaging faculty and students in teaching and learning. To learn more about Elon, please visit the University web site at www.elon.edu.  To receive full consideration, materials must be received by Dec. 1, 2014. Send letter of application, CV, and contact information for at least three references to actingposition@elon.edu Please include your name in the subject line. Please complete required application materials at http://www.elon.edu/e-web/academics/elon_college/performing_arts/employment/Acting_App.xhtml

Elon is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse faculty, staff, and student body and welcomes all applicants.

Appalachian State University seeks Department Chair

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

Appalachian StateThe Department of Theatre and Dance at Appalachian State University invites applications for a Department Chair, tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor beginning July 2015. More information can be found at: www.theatre.appstate.edu/openings.html

Complete applications include: letter of interest, statement of leadership philosophy, evidence of successful teaching and creative or scholarly work, CV, and complete contact information for three references. Applications must be submitted as one PDF file named using the following format:

“Lastnamefirstname_chairapp.pdf”

Send applications to tdchairsearch@appstate.edu with the subject line “last name Chair Search.” The initial review of complete applications will begin November 10, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. Questions regarding the application process may be addressed to Derek Gagnier, Search Committee Chair, at gagnierdp@appstate.edu or at 828.262-6854.

Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

UNC-Wilmington seeks Lecturer in Acting with Voice

Monday, October 20th, 2014


UNCW2Vacancy: #15F037

Position: #4198

This lecturer in acting position will be responsible for beginning and intermediate acting courses, as well as non-major courses in Improvisation, Acting for non-majors, and Introduction to Theatre that fulfill University Studies requirements.  The ideal candidate would possess skills and pedagogy in voice suitable for the beginning level of actor, which preferably include recognized certifications. In your application letter please note particular skill sets, specialized training, or certifications that you might bring to the Department. Depending on the candidate’s strengths, other responsibilities may include coordinating the student lab series, teaching acting for camera, and directing. The position comes with a year-to-year renewable contract and includes health and retirement benefits.  The position will teach four courses per semester with additional expectation of departmental service.

Minimum requirements include a terminal graduate degree in theatre (MFA or equivalency), a background of professional work, and a commitment to acting training within the BA focus. The theatre department is experiencing rapid growth and we seek an energetic, dynamic collaborator, committed to excellence, professional standards, and their own professional development.

To apply, please complete the online application available at http://consensus.uncw.edu.  A letter of interest that specifically addresses the role of preparatory acting training and pedagogy for the BA student, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three professional references should be uploaded to the online application – not emailed, mailed or faxed.  Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF attachments are required. Priority consideration will be given to applications received by Monday, December 1, 2014, however applications will be accepted until the position is filled. For questions regarding the online application process, contact Sue Wilder at 910.962.2061.  For questions regarding the position, e-mail Professor Paul Castagno, Ph.D. (castagnop@uncw.edu).

UNC Wilmington actively fosters a diverse and inclusive working and learning environment and is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified men and women from all racial, ethnic, or other minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Raleigh Little Theatre seeks Technical Director and Designer

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

Raleigh Little TheatreRaleigh Little Theatre (RLT) is one of the longest running community theatres in the US.  We are proud of our rich history of community theatre and volunteer involvement producing ten shows each season. We seek a Technical Director to join our team of paid staff support this mission into the future.  This is a full time position with competitive benefits.

Reporting to the Production Manager, the Technical Director’s primary scope of responsibility is to implement the scenic and creative vision for each season.  The Technical Director is responsible for the planning, execution and completion of all technical elements for our productions and assists in the recruitment, training, and management of all technical volunteers.  Additionally this position will design 3 – 5 shows over the course of each season.

Successful applicants will be able to prove progressive responsibility for managing projects, managing crews and working against tight timelines.  2-3 years of experience in either Scenic or Lighting Design is required, Sound and Video experience a plus, BFA or MFA preferred.   Proficiency with AutoCAD and/or Vectorworks desired.  To be considered, please submit professional resume and three professional theatre references to jobs@raleighlittletheatre.org.

For more information about Raleigh Little Theatre, our mission and our program please visit www.raleighlittletheatre.org.