Theatre Charlotte seeks Stage Managers for upcoming productions

Theatre Charlotte is seeking local Stage Managers for THE GRAPES OF WRATH and A CHRISTMAS CAROL in our 90th season.

Production period for THE GRAPES OF WRATH starts in September with the show running through November 12th. A CHRISTMAS CAROL goes into rehearsals in October with the last performance on December 17th, 2017.

Interested candidates should submit a resume and letter of interest to Chris Timmons at chris@theatrecharlotte.org. Local applicants are preferred due to the demands of the rehearsal and production period. Theatre Charlotte does not pay for housing or travel expenses.  For show dates and more information on Theatre Charlotte, please visit our website at www.theatrecharlotte.org.

Theatre Charlotte seeks Designers for 2017-18 Season

Theatre Charlotte is seeking outstanding designers in Scenic, Lighting, Costumes and Projections for the 2017-2018 season.

If you are looking for an opportunity to network, gain valuable experience, build your portfolio and get paid while doing it, please contact us today. Application deadline is July 1, 2017 and interviews begin immediately.

Please include show preferences with the application materials which must include a resume, references and letter of interest. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Pictures of previous designs and work are encouraged. Applicants will be hired on a per show basis with pay based on production budget as assigned for each show.

Shows in our 90th Season include: AIDA, THE GRAPES OF WRATH, THE NERD, A TIME TO KILL and SPRING AWAKENING. For more information on who we are, what we do and what we have done, please visit our website, www.theatrecharlotte.org.  Applications can be emailed to Chris Timmons at chris@theatrecharlotte.org.  Local applicants are preferred; Theatre Charlotte will not pay for travel or housing expenses.

Arts Council of Wilson seeks Technical Director

Technical Director for the Arts Council of Wilson (Part-Time)

The Arts Council of Wilson, a 501(c)3 located in Wilson, NC is looking for a technical director to provide a design and supervise/participate in building our 7th annual summer community musical, Legally Blonde: the Musical.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to designing the set for Legally Blonde: the Musical and supervising/participating in the build for said musical. An ideal candidate should be able to design the set according to the director’s vision and then carry out the build by supervising community volunteers. An ideal candidate should be willing to commit to four to five weeks of building once the design is approved by the production staff.

The technical director will be provided with a stipend of $1,200 for the design and build.

Performance dates: July 13th through July 16th.

Date needed: June 6th

If you are interested, please contact Christopher Ballance at 252-291-4329 x16 or email him at acwperforming@wilsonarts.com with a resume and three references.

Children’s Theatre of Charlotte seeks Director of Marketing and Communications

Reports to:  Executive Director 
FLSA status: exempt, full time 
Department: marketing and communications

Position summary:
Lead marketing and communications strategy, broaden organizational awareness, increase revenue and expand customer base. Responsible for planning, development and implementation of Children's Theatre of Charlotte's marketing strategies and communications activities, both external and internal. This position serves as a member of the senior leadership team.

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following:

  • Develop comprehensive strategies and tactics for achieving $2 1/2 million earned revenue from public ticket sales, school performance sales, Resident Touring Company sales, playbill advertising, Education programs and other opportunities as they develop
  • Engage board marketing chair and marketing committee to support overall marketing efforts.
  • Set annual season ticket, single ticket, school performance and Resident Touring Company sale goals; set Education enrollment and revenue goals for classes and camps
  • Create, monitor and forecast annual marketing and communications budget
  • Oversee all marketing efforts to cultivate and retain an annual audience of nearly 100,000 (public and school ticket sales) as well as about 4,000 education enrollments per year. This includes the development and management of digital advertising campaigns; creating content for and supervising the distribution of e-communications; implementing grassroots and word-of-mouth strategies and creating marketing plans for all earned revenue streams. Through effective use of CRM and other digital analytics, determine relevant and vital data to inform future decisions
  • Provide direction for in-house content creation in support of marketing objectives and collaborate with peer departments for organization-wide initiatives using consistent, clear and integrated style and messaging to ensure brand messaging aligns with the mission, vision and values of the organization
  • Creates / oversees the development of printed materials and visual representations for the organization
  • Establish new and strengthen existing relationships with local, regional and national media.  Manages the development of media efforts.
  • Create, collect and analyze survey feedback from program participants
  • Manage and mentor the marketing and communications staff, including: associate director of marketing, media relations and social media manager, systems and analytics manager, box office manager, school performance coordinator, touring performance coordinator and front-of-house coordinator.
  • Support the executive director and work with senior leadership team to ensure organizational programs fulfill the mission statement and core values of the organizations.

Education, experience and skills required:

  • Bachelor's degree in communications, journalism, marketing or related field is required. Master’s degree preferred.
  • A minimum of five years of progressive experience in marketing, communications or public relations with demonstrated success, preferably in a leadership role in the nonprofit or cultural sector with a proven record of achieving goals and developing strategies. At least two years of managing direct-reports and/or consultants
  • Analytical skills and creative experience necessary to craft impactful messaging for diverse audiences across multiple channels and platforms
  • Demonstrated leadership, facilitation, networking skills and the ability to think strategically
  • Possesses skills to utilize the software programs:  Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop), Premiere Pro II, MailChimp and others

Desired skills:

  • The ability to look at complex problems and/or opportunities creatively
  • The desire to aggressively challenge traditional thought to find efficiencies and improve performance
  • Strong drive to establish systems and prioritize projects
  • The ability to work with all departments to develop a comprehensive plan to promote all organizational activities
  • Experience working with outside marketing consultants and guiding their work
  • The ability to work with a variety of different people and to remain calm under pressure
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Experience with AudienceView ticketing system and/or CRM and CMS systems preferred

 

Application procedures and special instructions:

Candidates should apply online at https://www.ctcharlotte.org/jobs-director-marketing-communications and include a cover letter and résumé.

 

Special instructions: 

Children’s Theatre of Charlotte will commission and produce a show based on the book "Last Stop on Market Street." Applicant should submit an original graphic design that Children's Theatre of Charlotte could use in a season brochure, advertisements, etc. along with a 150-word description of the story to create interest in purchasing tickets.

  • In an accompanying cover letter, the applicant should answer the following questions:
    • As with many mid-sized cultural organization, our leaders must strike a balance between being a visionary thinker, leader and being a “doer.” What demonstrated characteristics and skills do you have to achieve this balance?
    • Do you prefer an organizational structure where you have a high degree of autonomy or do you prefer a collaborative decision-making environment?
    • How do you define brand?

ECU seeks Assistant Professor – Scenic Designer

East Carolina University School of Theatre and Dance (NAST accredited) seeks tenure-track Scenic Designer for well-established, rigorous BFA-Theatre Arts program.

Responsibilities include: scene design for ECU/Loessin Playhouse main-stage season (2-3 shows out of 5 per year) and mentoring of student Scenic Designers; supervising and mentoring of student crews in scenic painting and/or properties; and teaching related courses from a menu including Scene Design, Advanced Scene Design, and Scene Painting. Required Qualifications: MFA or equivalent professional experience in Scenic Design, Scenography, or Production Design. Preferred Qualifications: professional experience in Scene Design; proficiency in AutoCAD or Vectorworks, proficiency in Photoshop / Adobe CC;  Professional experience in paint and/or props.

Competitive salary.

Employment to begin August, 2017. Candidates must apply online at https://ecu.peopleadmin.com to posting #935009 and attach letter of application, CV/resume, and contact info for three references. Digital portfolio should be sent to Erich Keil, Chair, Scene Designer Search Committee at keile@ecu.edu. Please submit electronic application materials only. Written letters of reference, proper documentation of identity, employability, and official transcripts are required upon offer of employment.

Screening begins June 1, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. More school information can be found at www.ecu.edu/theatredance/.

East Carolina University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race/ethnicity, color, genetic information, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, political affiliation, or veteran status.

Individuals requesting accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) should contact the Department for Disability Support Services at (252) 737-1016 (Voice/TTY).

Proper documentation of identity and employability is required at time of employment.  

Elon University seeks Visiting Assistant Professor, Arts Administration

TITLE:  Visiting Assistant Professor, Arts Administration

DEPARTMENT:  Performing Arts

WEBSITE:  www.elon.edu

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Elon University invites applications for a three-year, renewable, Visiting Assistant Professor position in Arts Administration. Elon’s Arts Administration program was founded in 2012 and has grown to serve approximately 45 majors. We are seeking a strong candidate interested in teaching and coordinating the program who brings a broadly-integrated and interdisciplinary perspective to Arts Administration. The candidate should hold a Ph.D. or other terminal degree in Arts Administration or closely-related field; be able to demonstrate sustained professional and/or research and teaching agenda related to the field, and provide evidence of strong teaching. Teaching responsibilities will include courses such as: Introduction to Arts Administration, Approaches to Art Administration, Internship, elective courses relating to the successful candidate’s area of specialty, and courses in Elon’s General Studies Program. Elon is a dynamic private, co-educational, comprehensive institution that is a national model for actively engaging faculty and students in teaching and learning in a liberal arts based residential campus. To learn more about Elon, please visit the University web site at www.elon.edu. The position will begin mid-August, 2017. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Complete applications must be received by June 1, 2017 to be assured of full consideration. Send letter of application, CV, copy of graduate transcripts, evidence of teaching effectiveness, statement of professional and scholarly interests, and three letters of recommendation to the search committee at artsadmin@elon.edu. Please include your full name in the subject line. Elon University is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse faculty, staff and student body and welcomes all applicants.

 

Job Openings at PlayMakers Repertory Company

Properties Artisan, part time

PlayMakers Repertory Company (LORT D), Chapel Hill, North Carolina, seeks a highly motivated Properties Artisan for their 2017-2018 season. PRC produces a 7 show main stage season in the Paul Green Theatre, thrust stage, and a 3 show Second Stage series in the Kenan Theater, a flexible space, on the campus of the University of North Carolina. The Properties Artisan will have three – five years’ experience in carpentry, furniture building & modification, upholstery, crafts and metal work. The ability to work independently is a must. Candidate will also possess a willingness to work with university students. Prop shop consists of Properties Master, Prop Artisan, a student assistant & work study students. Valid driver’s license and ability to drive a pick up truck required. Position will work with and train shop crew drawn from undergraduate students and complete other duties as directed by Properties Master.

Contract dates are 7/31/17 – 5/6/18; Start date negotiable. Apply on line at: http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/119007.

Questions; contact: Michael Rolleri, Production Manager at: mrolleri@email.unc.edu. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran. Application deadline: 5/25/17.

 

Assistant Company Manager

PlayMakers is currently seeking an enthusiastic and motivated Assistant Company Manager for the summer to assist in the coordination and management of housing, travel logistics and hospitality for guest artists and the resident performing company for PlayMakers Repertory. This position will temporarily support the General Management and Company Management offices over the summer, approximately May through August.  The Assistant Company Manager position requires a proactive and service-oriented individual who is flexible to the unique needs of performing artists and a producing arts organization. The ideal candidate will have experience working in an arts-related field as well as the customer service industry or hospitality industry. Knowledge of functionality within arts administration is highly valued but not required for consideration. Candidates must understand that this position consists of administrative, office-based duties as well as hands-on physical tasks and one-on-one service interaction with guest artists. Strong interpersonal and communication skills are required.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

 

- Assist the Company Manager with Guest Artist logistics coordination including artist and company member travel, transportation, and housing within respective union rules and regulations. Assists in coordination of Summer Youth Conservatory staff travel itineraries; in conjunction with the Company Manager addresses and answers requests regarding travel and housing in a timely matter. 

- When the Company Manager is unavailable, provides transportation services including airport pickups and local transportation.

- Serves as backup point-of-contact for artist hospitality; provides welcome services and area information.

- Receives and organizes artist receipts and reimbursements and processes those reimbursements under the guidance of PRC’s Company Manager

- Office management and facilities maintenance as relevant to company needs.

- Additional duties and tasks as assigned by the General Manager and/or Managing Director to support administration.

 

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements: 

High school diploma or GED equivalent. Two years’ experience in related fields of arts administration, customer service, or hospitality preferred.

Apply online at http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/119162. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran. Application deadline: 5/5/17

Old Courthouse Theatre seeks Directors for upcoming season

Old Courthouse Theatre, Inc., an award-winning community theatre located in Concord, NC, seeks Guest Directors for its upcoming 42nd season. Slated productions are:

  • Disaster! Performance Dates: Sept 7 – Sept 24, 2017

  • Southern Fried Funeral Performance Dates: Oct 19 – Nov 5, 2017

  • It’s A Wonderful Life, A Live Radio Play Performance Dates: Nov 30 – Dec 17, 2017

  • Seussical Performance Dates: March 8 – March 25, 2018

  • You Can’t Take It With You Performance Dates: April 26 – May 13, 2018

To be considered, please submit your resume and salary requirements to director@octconcord.com.

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

Catawba College seeks Costume Shop/Teaching Assistant

Catawba College, Salisbury NC seeks Skilled Costume Shop/Teaching Assistant
9-month renewable part-time professional staff position – August 15 through May 15, approximately 15-20 hours/week, including some weekends. This position does not carry college benefits.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Assist in managing the daily operations of an active, student-driven undergraduate costume shop
  • Assist in construction of costumes for an average of four mainstage and two student productions/year
  • Supervise students in the daily operations of an active costume shop
  • Assist in routine general maintenance, organization, and inventory management of costume stock
  • Supervise and track costume rentals
  • Supervise and assist with dress rehearsals and strikes of all departmental productions

BA or BFA in relevant field or equivalent professional experience; the ability to accommodate a flexible schedule, including limited evening and weekends; strong hand and machine sewing skills; patterning/cutting or draping experience ideal; and the ability to perform in a fast-paced dynamic and collaborative work environment.

Please submit cover letter, current resume detailing relevant experience, and a list of references to: Ms. Beth Slate: lfslate@catawba.edu. Review of applicants begins immediately; position begins July 1 2017.

Catawba College is a private, coeducational, residential, primarily undergraduate institution located in the Piedmont of North Carolina. Our nationally recognized Theatre Arts program offers BA, BFA, and BS degrees in the discipline, and strives to cultivate the growth of well-rounded artist/scholars who are accomplished leaders and theatre-makers, who value creativity and collaboration as a way of understanding and connecting with the world. Catawba offers an education rich in personal attention that blends the knowledge and competencies of liberal studies with career preparation. Further information can be found at: www.catawba.edu and http://catawba.edu/academics/schools/performing-arts/theatre-arts/ . Catawba College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

UNC-Wilmington seeks Technical Theatre Supervisor

University of North Carolina, Department of Theatre has a technical theatre position available: Lighting/Sound /Projection/Multi-Media Supervisor.

This is a temp/hourly 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 $15 per hour. For job description and to apply: https://jobs.uncw.edu/postings/7995

For questions contact Thomas Salzman, Chair, salzmant@uncw.edu.

Position is open until filled.

Revised: 3/31/17