Meredith College seeks Director of Theatre Design & Technology

Title: Director of Theatre Design and Technology

Category: Faculty

Location: Meredith College

Description: Meredith College seeks qualified applicants to fill the position of  Director of Theatre Design and Technology. This full-time, non-tenure track, administrative faculty position will begin in August 2018. 

Duties:  Primary responsibilities are designing and building sets for four productions per year, designing lights for the productions,  and supervising the scene shop. Teaching duties consist of one course per semester. Four classes will be taught on a two-year rotation (Stagecraft, Lighting and Sound, Costume and Makeup, and Scene Design and Painting). Other responsibilities include supervising production practicum students, marketing the theatre program, participating in recruitment activities, and advising/mentoring students. Service to the college would be optional, with most service taking place at the departmental level. Professional activity is not an expectation of this position. Contract renewable annually with the possibility of multi-year contracts in the future.

Qualifications: Ideal candidates must possess an MFA in Theatre; have at least 3 years of teaching, design, and/or TD experience in an accredited college or university setting; and have a student-centered approach to working in a college theatre program.  

Applications will be reviewed beginning on April 30, 2018, and continuing until the position is filled. Please attach to online application a letter of application, c.v., statement of teaching philosophy, link to professional portfolio (and, if available, portfolio of student work produced under your instruction), and copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts. Three letters of reference should be uploaded or sent to: Steven Roten,  Chair, Search Committee, Department of Dance and Theatre, Meredith College, 3800 Hillsborough St., Raleigh, NC  27607.

Candidates can also find the electronic submission portal on the Meredith College website at: http://meredith.hiretouch.com/default.cfm?page=joblist

Cape Fear Regional Theatre seeks Marketing Director

Cape Fear Regional Theatre (cfrt.org) seeks an experienced and creative Marketing Director to execute all aspects of marketing and communications: all show-related materials, press, social media, website and season materials.

CFRT has served the Fayetteville, North Carolina community for 57 years. CFRT has an annual operating budget of $1.6 million and produces six mainstage shows, a holiday show, special events and has a growing education program, with more growth potential with military families. CFRT has both an endowment and an investment fund. The next major program to incorporate is a planned giving campaign; a capital campaign is likely to launch within three years.

The Marketing Director: innovative, resilient, organized and passionate about arts and culture and the affect it has on a growing community. A steady temperament, outgoing personality, high energy level and good sense of humor. Experience in arts marketing, great writing and editing skills, social media skills and knowledge of graphic programs. Some evening and weekend work required. Reports to the Managing Director; also works with Artistic Director on brand identity.

This is a full-time, permanent position; starting salary range is $32,000-$36,000. CFRT is exploring adding health benefits.

Please submit a cover letter and resume through jobs@cfrt.org. A start date of late June is preferred; current director is returning to graduate school. Interviews will begin week of May 1; position open until filled.

Cape Fear Regional Theatre seeks Development Director

Cape Fear Regional Theatre (cfrt.org) seeks an experienced and savvy Development Director to supervise all aspects of planning, executing and achieving contributed income goals for the Theatre, with a heavy emphasis on grant writing, expanding a strong business sponsorship program, managing the major fundraising event, and deepen existing donor relationships.

CFRT has served the Fayetteville, North Carolina community for 57 years. CFRT has an annual operating budget of $1.6 million and produces six mainstage shows, a holiday show, special events and has a growing education program, with more growth potential with military families. CFRT has both an endowment and an investment fund. The next major program to incorporate is a planned giving campaign; a capital campaign is likely to launch within three years.

The Development Director: creative, organized, confident and passionate about arts and culture and the affect it has on a growing community. A steady temperament, outgoing personality, high energy level and good sense of humor. Some evening and weekend work required. Reports to the Managing Director; also works with Artistic Director and Board committees achieve annual and long-term goals.

This is a full-time, permanent position; starting salary range is $42,000-$46,000. CFRT is exploring adding health benefits.

Please submit a cover letter and resume through jobs@cfrt.org. Interviews will begin week of May 1; position open until filled. A start date of May 29 is preferred; current director is a military spouse and will be moving out-of-state late June. New director must be on site June 1-2 to learn theatre’s major fundraiser of the year.

Old Courthouse Theatre announces Guest Artistic Staff search

Old Courthouse Theatre, Inc., an award-winning community theatre located in Concord, NC, seeks Guest Directors, Choreographers, and Music Directors for its upcoming 43rd season. Slated productions are:

  • Terms of Endearment – Performance dates are: July 19, 2018 – August 5, 2018
  • Ruthless! – Performance dates are: September 27, 2018 – October 14, 2018
  • The Best Christmas Pageant Ever – Performance dates are: November 29, 2018 – December 16, 2018
  • The Spitfire Grill – Performance dates are: February 7, 2019 – February 24, 2019
  • Moonlight and Magnolias – Performance dates are: March 28, 2019 – April 14, 2019

To be considered, please submit your resume and salary requirements to director@octconcord.com. Deadline for application submission is April 15, 2018.

Questions, please call OCT at 704-788-2405.

UNC-Charlotte seeks Adjunct/Part-Time Theatre Faculty

Adjunct/Part Time Faculty; Theatre

Position Number: EPTF50

Working Title: Adjunct/Part Time Faculty; Theatre

Division: Academic Affairs

Department: Col of Arts & Architecture (Col)

Work Unit: Theatre

Work Location: Theatre; Robinson Hall

Vacancy Open To: All Candidates

Position Designation: Adjunct / Part-Time Faculty

Employment Type: Temporary – Part-time

Hours per week: Varies

Work Schedule: Varies

Pay Rate: Pay Rate varies

Minimum Experience/Education         

Faculty teaching undergraduate courses: doctorate or master’s degree in the teaching discipline or master’s degree with a minimum of 18 graduate semester hours in the teaching discipline.

Faculty teaching graduate courses: earned doctorate / terminal degree in the teaching discipline or a related discipline. UNC Charlotte gives primary consideration to the highest earned degree in the discipline.

UNC Charlotte also considers competence, effectiveness, and capacity, including, as appropriate, undergraduate and graduate degrees, related work experiences in the field, professional licensure and certifications, honors and awards, continuous documented excellence in teaching, or other demonstrated competencies and achievements that contribute to effective teaching and student learning outcomes.

Duties and Responsibilities         

UNC Charlotte is accepting applications for adjunct or part-time faculty. These positions are temporary and usually involve teaching a particular course or courses for a particular semester. These positions are temporary and do not accrue benefits.

Responsibilities could include: Developing and/or updating course syllabus, preparation of lectures, projects, or other student assignments, meeting all designated class periods, maintaining regularly scheduled office hours, grading student assignments and exams in a timely manner, submitting completed mid-semester progress reports and final grades according to University regulations.

As an EOE/AA employer and an ADVANCE Institution that strives to create an academic climate in which the dignity of all individuals is respected and maintained, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte encourages applications from all underrepresented groups. Applicants subject to criminal background check.

Other Work/Responsibilities      

Proposed Hire Date: 08/15/2018

Expected Length of Assignment: Fall 2018 Semester (4 months)

Posting Open Date: 03/22/2018

Posting Close Date: 09/01/2018

Special Notes to Applicants        

Please upload the following to your electronic submission:

  1. Letter of Application
  2. Resume/CV
  3. List of professional references

Finalists will be subject to a criminal background check.

Finalists will be required to provide an official transcript.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

How did you hear about this employment opportunity?

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  • Another Website
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Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  • Cover Letter / Letter of Interest
  • Resume / Curriculum Vitae

Optional Documents

  • Statement of Research, Teaching & Leadership
  • Contact Information for References
  • Other Document

Triad Stage seeks Production Manager

Triad Stage, an LOA to LORT-D Theater producing in both Greensboro and Winston-Salem, NC, is seeking a full-time Production Manager.  Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:  serving as a liaison between the production staff, designers, directors and administrative staff; developing, tracking and maintaining all production budgets; hiring staff, overhire, apprentices and run crew; lead production meetings; supervising and maintaining a 30,000 sq ft. production shop.  The ideal candidate will have a broad knowledge of production systems and methods, strong leadership skills, ability to track budgets effectively/efficiently, excellent communication and organizational skills.  Triad Stage has a core value of Inclusion and is actively seeking to diversify its staff.  Full time with benefits.  Salary commensurate with experience.  For more information please visit: http://triadstage.org/workwithus.  For consideration please send cover letter, resume, and references to Theater@triadstage.org.     

Raleigh Little Theatre seeks Box Office Supervisor and Assistant Box Office Supervisor

The Box Office Supervisor reports to the Raleigh Little Theatre Marketing Manager and is responsible for the administrative oversight of ticket sales to the public by facilitating reservations and ticket distribution for all theater productions, as well as managing the box office staff.

The Assistant Box Office Supervisor reports to the Raleigh Little Theatre Box Office Supervisor and is responsible for supporting overall ticket sales, group reservations and ticket distribution for all theater productions. These two positions will play a vital role in the day to day box office operations.

BOX OFFICE SUPERVISOR DESCRIPTION
A strong candidate for this position will have experience leading a team; effective communication, flexibility, and the ability to problem solve using critical thinking.

The Box Office Supervisor primary duties include:

-Supervise Box Office activities including reservations and ticket sales for all theatre productions through mail, telephone, online, or in person sales.
-Update and submit payroll for all part-time staff
-Schedule Rose Garden rentals – meet with clients for bookings, give tours

Database management experience a plus.

Type of Position: Part-Time, Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 11am-5pm (additional hours may be required for performances)

ASSISTANT BOX OFFICE SUPERVISOR DESCRIPTION
A strong candidate for this position will have experience in teamwork, effective communication, flexibility, and the ability to problem solve using critical thinking.

The Assistant Box Office Supervisor primary duties include:

-Support Box Office Supervisor in supervising Box Office activities including reservations and ticket sales for all theatre productions through mail, telephone, online, or in person sales.
-Ensure ticket buyer data in the database is standardized, orderly manner.
-Cover for last minute scheduling changes

Type of Position: Part-Time, Tuesday, Thursday 12pm-5pm (additional hours may be required for performances)

APPLICATION PROCEDURE
Interested applicants should visit the RLT website and RLT’s organizational mission. Submit a one-page
cover letter and resume containing theatre and job experience to jobs@raleighlittletheatre.org (subject line: “Name” “Job Position” Application) or via mail at Raleigh Little Theatre, 301 Pogue Street, Raleigh, NC 27607, Attn: Box Office Manager.

Applications close April 4, 2018 at 11:59 PM

NC State University Theatre is seeking a Scenic Artist

We are seeking a skilled scenic artist for University Theatre’s upcoming productions of: Harvey, Deathtrap, The 39 Steps, and Nunsense. Artist would set their own schedule in collaboration with Technical Director, Production Manager and production needs to successfully complete the work – time tables vary per production. Shows primarily consist of realistic interiors requiring floor treatment and age/distressing of scenic walls. The shop will base all items. There will be no drops for these productions.

University Theatre has a fully stocked paint shop with access to the performance spaces and shops 24-hours a day.

Work would be contract-based. Ideal artist will paint all productions but single-production contracts would be considered. 

Harvey
-Start immediately
-Tech April 7-11
-Open April 12
-Black and White Tile floor – two realistic locations on revolve.

Deathtrap & Nunsense
-Start approximately week of April 30
-Tech May 27
-Open May 31
-Remount of previous set from different show. Will require a floor and touch up of stone wall and wall units.
-Both Deathtrap and Nunsense play on same stage. May require aging for Nunsense the week of June 11th for changeover.

The 39 Steps
-Start approximately week of April 23
-Tech June 3
-Open June 7
-Currently in design phase, likely a realistic wood floor, false proscenium

If interested please email Joshua Reaves, Associate Director, at jareave2@ncsu.edu for more information.

Appalachian Theatre of the High Country seeks Executive Director

Executive Director for the Appalachian Theatre of the High Country

The historic 600+ seat Appalachian Theatre of the High Country, located in downtown Boone, North Carolina, seeks a highly skilled and experienced senior arts administrator to serve as its first Executive Director. The theater is undergoing complete renovation and is expected to open in the late spring or early summer of 2019.

This full-time, year-round position oversees all activities of the theater, reporting directly to the Board of Trustees. The Executive Director will provide oversight of operations and programming for the theater, including facility rentals, touring productions, events produced and presented by the theater (including film programs, concerts, and theatrical productions), usage by community groups, and contracted usage by Appalachian State University and other entities. Planning and facility start-up, as well as management of personnel, budgets, marketing and communications, public relations, fundraising, and board relations also comprise the director’s scope of responsibility. Salary commensurate with education, experience, knowledge, and skills. Competitive benefits package provided.

A full position description is available at: www.apptheatre.org/employment

Additional background about the Appalachian Theatre of the High Country may be found on the theater’s website: www.apptheatre.org.

Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in arts administration, theater management, non-profit management, business or finance, or related field.
  • A minimum of three years of senior management experience in the performing arts or non-profit sector.
  • Significant experience in performing arts facility management, strategic planning, personnel management, programming, artist booking, financial management, marketing and sales, board and community relations, and non-profit fundraising and development.
  • Exceptional skills and demonstrated track-record in all of the following areas: written and oral communication; relationship-building; problem-solving and conflict management; time management, multi-tasking and organizational skills; team-building and leadership development; commitment to quality and excellence.

To apply:

Please submit a cover letter, resume (including job history), and list of references, to the following address: Search Committee, Appalachian Theatre of the High Country, P.O. Box 11 DTS, Boone, NC 28607. Application review will begin on April 16, 2018, with an anticipated start date of August 1, 2018.

Parkway Playhouse seeks Technical Director

JOB DESCRIPTION

TECHNICAL DIRECTOR
The Technical Director oversees the technical operations of all Parkway Playhouse performances and provides logistical oversight and day-to-day administration to all areas of the production process. The Technical Director operates, maintains and safeguards the technical aspects of the theatre and works to support the mission, vision, and goals of
Parkway Playhouse. This is a seasonal, temporary position.

RESPONSIBILITIES
· Oversees and works with Scenic Shop Supervisor in set design, construction, and coordinating necessary maintenance
· Designs, sets-up, maintains operates and supervises the lighting system, sound system, communications and projection equipment, rigging and stage facilities for all theatre productions and projects
· In collaboration with the Operations Manager develops, maintains, and publishes (online) a season schedule for all Mainstage and educational programming as well as associated production deadlines.
· Determines load-in and technical schedules for Mainstage, educational, and special events.
· Provides coordination and support for facility usage by outside groups and for scheduled special events.
· In collaboration with Operations Manager and Box Office Staff, supervises and ensures completion of basic maintenance tasks; including areas backstage, in the auditorium, sound and lighting systems and equipment, dressing rooms, and any other areas of the theatre that are observed or reported to require attention.
· Assigns, trains, and oversees and supervises apprentices and interns in the technical/production aspects of the theatre events, including training and supervising production staff, contractors, and any additional personnel required for specific production needs
· Includes managing and correcting any and all disciplinary/performance issues associated with interns assigned to work on technical/production aspects of the theatre
· Provides safety orientation to all staff, actors, interns, apprentices, students, volunteers
· Ensures that all production staff, artists, volunteers understand and conform to PPH policies
· In collaboration with the Education Coordinator, evaluates apprentices and interns at end of season
· Assists Guest Directors with technical/production matters
· Monitors condition of the equipment including lighting, sound, projects, and rigging. Arranges for the repair and replacement within budgetary constraints.
· Maintains inventory and orders specialized supplies
· Attends production meetings and rehearsals, and technical rehearsals, performances in order to supervise and assist in the technical and production aspects of a performance

QUALIFICATIONS

· Must be able to perform each essential duty listed above satisfactorily
· Bachelor’s degree
· Previous experience as Technical Director and/or Production Manager, either employed or contractual
· Experienced using computerized lighting and sound systems
· Experienced managing projects, planning, developing, scheduling and providing the technical support required for performances
· Experienced overseeing apprentices, interns, volunteers
· Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The work environment and physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Standing, walking, bending, frequent use of hands, stooping and lifting (at least 50 pounds) is needed.

REQUIREMENTS

Due to the educational focus of Parkway Playhouse and interaction with interns, apprentices, and Parkway Playhouse Junior participants, the Technical Director will be required to successfully pass a background check. Technical Director reports directly to the Executive Director.

TIMEFRAME

(somewhat flexible):
Start Date: May 2018
End Date: September 2018
40 hours per week.
Rate of pay based on experience.

ABOUT PARKWAY PLAYHOUSE:

Parkway Playhouse is located in the town of Burnsville, North Carolina. Our mission is to inspire, educate, and entertain everyone in the community by providing quality sustainable theater opportunities.

We offer theatre classes for youth, readers theatre, main stage productions, summer camps and touring productions.

We’re a haven of theatre talent and an avenue for young minds to experience and grow with the arts in a rural community.

While people come to the mountains to escape, Parkway Playhouse is a natural gathering place to connect.

We are an extension of traditional mountain talents: singing, dancing, storytelling and connecting people to what makes them smile, laugh, and occasionally cry. By giving rise to energetic new voices and through a wide variety of plays and musicals, we invite our audience into experiences that are thought-provoking, adventurous, and entertaining.

HOW TO APPLY:

Please send a resume and three letters of reference (one must be from an instructor in your theater department if you are a student) to Jeff Bachar, Executive Director: jbachar@parkwayplayhouse.com