Twin City Stage seeks Technical Director

Monday, April 13th, 2015

twin city stage
Twin City Stage, currently entering its 81st season of community theatre production, is seeking a Technical Director.  The TD is a full time exempt professional under the supervision of the Executive Director, serving as primary technical expert to successfully meet production and technical requirements for all Twin City Stage productions and events.  In production, the TD builds and fabricates scenery; coordinates and schedules all technical personnel including construction and running crews; and cultivates strong community relationships by attracting, training and retaining a technical volunteer corps.  The TD ensures high-quality production values and excellent artist/audience experiences.



Requirements of the position:

-Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate field, or comparable experience;

-Ability to lead, direct, and develop technical staff and volunteers

-Ability to attract volunteers and designers to work on behalf of Twin City Stage

-Demonstrated knowledge of theater production and entertainment technology including: lighting and design, sound reinforcement and recording, projection, rigging, carpentry, properties and stagecraft.


Compensation includes competitive salary and benefits.

To apply, please send a letter of interest and resume, including references, by May 15, 2015 to:


Maureen Daly, Executive Director
Twin City Stage
601 Coliseum Drive
Winston-Salem, NC  27106


No phone calls please.

Several opportunities at Judson Theatre Company

Tuesday, April 7th, 2015

judsonJudson Theatre Company, an Equity theater in the Sandhills region of North Carolina, was founded in 2012 and has already gained a national reputation and drawn audiences from twenty-seven states and Canada.  The Company produces two plays each season featuring stars from film and television. Past stars have included Hollywood Icon Tab Hunter, television favorites Joyce DeWitt and Jamie Farr, and four-time Emmy winner Michael Learned.


Seeking the following positions:

Stage Manager (non-AEA)- Applicants should have experience managing rehearsals and calling shows, and possess excellent team leadership skills. Ability to interact with guest artists and crew in a clear and professional manner in a high stress environment. Must have experience working under AEA rules. Production dates for Plaza Suite, June 8-21; and Harvey, September 14-27. Vehicle necessary. Position includes competitive salary and housing.

Technical Director-Applicants should have solid theater construction and installation skills.  Must be organized and able to work in a fast-paced environment. Supervise skilled and volunteer crew. Basic theatrical lighting installation and maintenance helpful. Job dates for Plaza Suite, June 1-7 and Harvey, September 8-13. Vehicle necessary. Position includes competitive salary and housing.

Company Management Intern- Intern will provide support to the Executive Producer aiding in the advertising and promotion of productions. Assist with company housing, travel and hospitality needs. Manage concessions, house manage and other duties as assigned. Job dates for Plaza Suite, June 1-21 and Harvey, September 8-27. Vehicle necessary. Position includes stipend, travel and housing.

Email resume and references to Indicate if you are available for one or both shows. For more information visit us at

Wake Forest University seeks Teacher-Scholar Postgrad Fellow in Costume Design

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

WFU TheatreDeadline: Open until filled

Date Posted: March 27, 2015

Type: Post-doc

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Employment Type: Full-time



The Department of Theatre and Dance at Wake Forest University invites applications for a Teacher-Scholar Postgraduate Fellow in Costume Design to join a program which includes three faculty designers and three production staff. This is a non-tenure track, one year position for 2015-2016. For information about the department, go to


  • MFA or PhD required.
  • Ability to contribute to our theatre and dance production season as a costume designer.
  • Ability to teach design and production labs.
  • Ability to mentor student designers.
  • Ability to teach Introduction to Theatre.

Required Documentation:

Please submit the following:

  1. A letter of application, addressed to Dr. J. K. Curry, Chair, Department of Theatre and Dance, stating qualifications for the position as described;
  2. Curriculum vitae;
  3. Representative digital sample of design work. (Please include a link to your online portfolio in your letter of application or in the evaluation question portion of this online application.)
  4. Three confidential letters of recommendation (Please have your recommender email the letter to to ensure confidentiality).

If you have technical difficulties with the application, contact

Application Materials should be submitted online. Review of application will begin April 20th and continue until position is filled.  See more at:

Wake Forest University seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.

Deep Dish Theater Company seeks a Theater Manager

Friday, March 27th, 2015

deep dishDeep Dish Theater Company invites applications from highly qualified individuals to serve as the Theater’s next Theater Manager.  This position reports directly to the Artistic Director who reports to its Board of Directors.  This is a part-time, non-exempt position.

Deep Dish is a small professional theater producing four plays each season, in addition to other events, in its location at University Mall, Chapel Hill, North Carolina.  In the fourteen seasons since its inception, the Theater has established a reputation for an innovative repertoire in an intimate and easily accessible setting.

Our successful candidate will be a highly organized individual with fanatical attention to detail who understands and respects the necessary balance between the business needs and artistic needs of the Theater.  The Theater Manager is the conduit between Deep Dish and the public.  As such excellent written, verbal and customer service skills and a high degree of professionalism are essential.  A critical function of the position is the attraction and retention of season subscribers and donors through developing very personal and “high touch” relationships.  Our chosen candidate must have demonstrated experience in donor/subscriber development and marketing.   Proficiency in Quickbooks Pro for Nonprofits is essential.

Qualified candidates must have a minimum of 1 year non-profit management experience.  An  undergraduate degree or certification in arts administration is preferred.  An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.  Previous experience in working with a board of directors and volunteers is strongly preferred.  Computer and social media competencies are required.

Please submit resume, cover letter and three professional references to Search Committee via email to  Deep Dish Theater is an EOE employer.

Parkway Playhouse seeks Part-Time Development Director

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

parkway playhouseParkway Playhouse, a growing nonprofit theatre company, is seeking a highly motivated Development Director. The position will begin as a part-time time position (15-20 hours/week, with some evening weekend hours, with no insurance benefits), with the potential to grow with organization. Growth will be based on an annual review of clearly defined benchmarks for success.

The Development Director is responsible implementing and guiding fundraising strategy and initiatives for Parkway Playhouse. This staff member reports directly to the Artistic Director and will coordinate closely with our active and engaged Board of Directors. The Development Director will serve as the primary staff coordinator of the Board’s Fundraising Committee This position offers an opportunity to build on a solid fundraising foundation and to affect materially the ability of an historic performing arts organization to reach new levels of engagement and create meaningful and transformative experiences for volunteers, artists, and students in Western NC.


1. Plan, organize, direct, and expand the current fundraising program to increase the overall revenue for
Parkway Playhouse.

2. Lead a systematic and strategic program of fundraising, including implementing an ambitious annual fund,
writing grants, and organizing special events.

3. Work closely with the Staff and Board Leadership to develop and oversee a major gifts program, which
involves identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding current and prospective corporate, community,
foundation, and individual donors.

4. Manage donor database, thank you notes, and recognition.

5. Oversee all aspects of two to three annual direct mail appeals, press releases, social media outreach, and
preparing written materials, as needed.

6. Present public programs (e.g. Curtain Speeches, tours of theatre, visiting with community groups) as

7. Actively participate in a strong team that ensures the smooth operation of Parkway Playhouse and is a
supportive, inclusive environment for the creative experiences/work of patrons, volunteers, artists, and staff.


1. Bachelor of Arts (required), Master of Arts (a plus)
2. 35 years’ experience in fundraising
3. Familiarity with and strong connections to the community
4. Outstanding organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills
5. Knowledge of development strategies for fundraising and for cultivating and soliciting annual and major gifts.
6. Ability to see and make connections between ongoing projects and potential donors
7. Experience in creating, planning, and implementing major events
8. Ability to communicate passion for our mission
9. Professional personal appearance and excellent public speaking ability
Please send résumé, cover letter, and at least 3 references to:

Andrew Gall, Artistic Director
Parkway Playhouse
PO Box 1432
Burnsville NC, 28714

Materials may be emailed to:

This position will remain open until filled. Please do not call the theatre.

Parkway Playhouse is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

Arts and Science Council seeks Program Director

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

PrintTitle: Program Director

Reports To: VP, Cultural & Community Investment

Department: Cultural & Community Investment

Classification: Exempt

Job Summary

The Program Director (PD) is a key member of Arts & Science Council’s (ASC) Cultural and Community Investment (CCI) department. Reporting to the ASC Vice President for Cultural & Community Investment (VP), the PD has responsibility for implementation of CCI’s project grant and creative individual service programs. This work includes advising on the design and execution of guidelines and systems including contracts and evaluations, serving as a liaison to grant and selection panels and operational accountability in accordance with ASC’s mission, vision and values as set by the Board. The PD will represent ASC as a lead community level staff person, serving as a primary ASC liaison to cultural organizations as well as creative individuals throughout Charlotte-Mecklenburg in the delivery of grants, programs and services. The PD must have the capacity to guide and lead CCI’s grants and other programs in the context of best business practices and their impact on the community’s growing demands for relevance, access and excellence.


  • Manage ASC project grant programs that impact community-based arts and culture organizations and creative individuals including but not limited to: – Cultural Project Grants – Cultural Festival Grants – Town Grants – Regional Artist Project Grants
  • Manage ASC programs that support creative individuals including but not limited to: – Community Supported Art – ArtPop
  • Provide technical assistance and a broad understanding of ASC’s funding, capacity building and other support opportunities through hands-on work with cultural organizations and creative individuals operating across Mecklenburg County.
  • Provide assistance, advice and counsel in grant preparation and interpretation of ASC policies to all potential applicants.
  • Serve as primary liaison between ASC and cultural programming staff in each of Mecklenburg County’s six suburban towns.
  • Develop and maintain good relations with staff and board of area cultural organizations, area parks and recreation personnel, ASC grantees, community and civic leaders, volunteers, media and the general public.
  • In partnership with VP, advise on the development and implementation of guidelines and policies for all CCI programs.
  • In partnership with VP, create activities that build and nurture the local cultural community within the scope of ASC Cultural Vision Plan, town cultural plans and at the neighborhood level.
  • In partnership with VP, cultivate and secure qualified panelists to assess the strengths and weaknesses of applications for funding.
  • Assist with the submission of accurate and timely reports and updates to the North Carolina Arts Council and other government entities and funders.
  • Analyze quantitative and qualitative data, including the collection of ASC grantee statistics and appropriate grant-related data, on all ASC grant programs.
  • Monitor the effectiveness of program delivery through: – Regular on site visits to funded programs and activities. – Consistent program and grant evaluations. – Quarterly statistical reports and other grants-related data.
  • Perform other duties as apparent or assigned by the Vice President of Cultural & Community Investment.


  • This position requires a Bachelor’s degree, industry-related (performing/visual arts, museums, science, history, etc.) preferred, and minimum 3 – 5 years of experience in practical arts administration. Professional experience in a nonprofit cultural organization is preferred.
  • Demonstrated success managing simultaneous programs with competing priorities
  • Successful track record of setting goals and implementing plans
  • Strong problem solving, listening, coaching and counseling skills
  • Independent and cooperative decision making and proactive strategic thinking, with demonstrated ability to apply overall mission of the organization to make informed decisions
  • Commitment to service excellence and added value for organization stakeholders
  • Understanding of the role of cultural planning in economic development
  • Ability to communicate effectively and interact with all levels of staff, volunteers, donors and community representatives
  • Ability to prioritize and work in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment
  • Computer skills – must be adept in use of MS Office, particularly Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook. Prior database experience is an added value.


  • Work is performed in a fast-paced office environment with frequent interruptions from phone calls and conversation.
  • Occasionally will be asked to lift, carry, set-up and clean-up materials
  • Attendance and participation at events and activities throughout the cultural community will be expected from time-to-time outside of normal office hours and on weekends.

How to Apply

Please email application – cover letter and resume – using subject header: Program Director, CCI to: by April 3, 2015. No phone calls please.

Theatre In The Park seeks Administrative Assistant

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

theatre_in_the_park_email_header_finalTheatre In The Park seeks a full-time Administrative Assistant reporting to the Financial and Marketing Directors. Main roles are receptionist, ticket sales, administrative and event support, and other duties as needed. Requirements: Intermediate skill level in Microsoft Word and Excel. Knowledge of basic IT maintenance and troubleshooting. Accuracy, attention to detail, and organizational skills are a must. Previous customer service, CRM database, and/or box office experience a plus. Position is 35-40 hours per week and must be available to work nights and weekends during performance runs and other events. Benefits including health insurance and retirement available after ninety (90) day probationary period.

Please submit a cover letter and resume/cv to with three (3) references:  two (2) professional and one (1) personal. NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE. All inquiries must be directed to

Multiple Job Openings at UNC School of the Arts

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015


The UNC School of the Arts has several job openings! The school is searching for a Dean of Design and Production, Assistant Technical Director-Sound, Executive Assistant to the Chancellor, Professor of Lighting Technology, Professor of Acting and more!

Click here for more info.

UNC-Wilmington seeks Director of the Office of the Arts

Wednesday, February 11th, 2015

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Position #1065

The University of North Carolina Wilmington is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Director of the Office of the Arts. This newly-established position under the direction of the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs serves as the public face for UNCW Arts, representing the Office of the Arts across the campus and the community as well as the state of North Carolina. The person in this position will develop innovative arts collaborations, partnerships and connections on campus with students, faculty, staff, and off campus with key community partners through performing and visual arts. Supervision of existing educational outreach and community activities and partnerships is an important component of the position. The Director coordinates the Kenan Auditorium public programming with an eye toward working with artists who, ideally, will be participants in immersion experiences for students and faculty. In coordination with existing UNCW development efforts, this person also creates and helps to execute fundraising strategies that support the overall work of the OA and its programs. The director will be responsible for oversight of all facilities management services required for use of Kenan Auditorium by academic, administrative and student users, as well as for outside rentals.

Preferred qualifications include a related Master’s degree and/or equivalent direct experience in the development of arts programming; familiarity with organizing educational lecture and exhibit programs is a plus. Minimum qualifications include a Bachelor’s degree in Arts Administration, Art and Art History, Fine Arts, Educational Administration, Public Administration or a closely related field, a minimum of five years of relevant professional experience and demonstrated capability in working with arts and lecture programs. Candidates should also have experience and comfort working in a multicultural environment; demonstrated ability to cultivate relationships and establish partnerships with the local, state, and regional arts communities; experience with student-focused arts programming; and ability to provide relevant experiential learning opportunities for students. In addition, evidence of strong leadership and excellent communication and organizational management skills are essential.

Priority consideration of all completed application materials will be given to those received by March 1, 2015; however, applications will be accepted until a successful candidate is identified.

To apply: please complete the online application at

A letter of application, complete curriculum vitae and contact information (including e-mail addresses) for three professional references should be addressed to Director of the Office of the Arts Search Committee, and attached to the online application–not e-mailed, mailed or faxed. Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF attachments are required.

For questions regarding the online application process, please contact Cecil Willis at (910) 962-3548.

Under North Carolina law, applications and related materials are confidential personnel documents and not subject to public release. Criminal background checks will be conducted on finalists prior to an offer of employment.

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, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Raleigh Little Theatre seeks Education Program Coordinator

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

Raleigh Little Theatre
Reporting to the Artistic Director, the Education Program Coordinator will support the staff of the Education Department to ensure the delivery of high quality programs. While primarily responsible for managing program logistics for our outreach and adult education initiatives, this position will also play an important role in program development. This is a part-time contract position.

Successful applicants will be action oriented, extremely organized, and possess at least 1-2 years of experience in administration and/or theatre arts education. Fluency with Microsoft Office (Word and Excel) and excellent verbal and written communication skills a must.

To be considered, please submit a cover letter and resume to