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

Thursday, January 15th, 2015

CTC logo masterChildren’s Theatre of Charlotte seeks a Director of Marketing & Communications, a newly created position, to lead its audience engagement, marketing, communications and audience services efforts in the service of expanding and deepening the impact of its artistic and education programs, tell the story of that impact to the community it serves, and grow audiences and revenue in a rapidly expanding city.

This is a position for a marketing professional excited and inspired by bringing all the joys and learnings of professional live theater to young people and families and who will find satisfaction in the challenge of taking an organization to its next level. A successful candidate is someone who will thrive when he/she has the opportunity to experiment and collaborate with colleagues to create exceptional theatre experiences. While we are looking for an experienced hand that has proven he/she can achieve results, we are also looking for someone who has and can generate innovative ideas that seek impact beyond sales.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Develop and execute effective and innovative integrated marketing, communications and audience engagement strategies to drive loyalty and expand audiences. Specific revenue responsibilities are for earned revenue related to artistic and education programs.
  • Utilize data-driven industry best practices in areas such as pricing, analytics, targeted marketing, free and paid media and market research.
  • Lead, manage, motivate and develop marketing, sales and audience services staff to a high performance level (5 full time, 2 @ .75 FTE, 13 part time).
  • Ensure the professional quality of programs is reflected in the branding of the company across the entire organization and on all platforms.
  • Expand awareness of the value and impact of Children’s Theatre’s programs to key stakeholders in the locally and nationally through a variety of tactics including media relations and partnerships.
  • Manage transition from general admission sections to reserved seating and a new CRM in the 2015-16 season.
  • Contribute as a leader in a meaningful and collaborative manner throughout the organization.
  • Create revenue and expense budgets and manage to meet or exceed revenue goals within approved expenses.


  • Strong strategic, analytic and project management skills with proven track record of increasing revenue
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully lead and manage staff
  • Minimum 5 years marketing or sales experience, preferably in the performing arts. Understanding of integrated branding and communications efforts is also essential.
  • Experience utilizing databases in targeted marketing efforts. Ticketing software experience preferred.
  • Thorough understanding of institutional marketing best practices
  • Superior interpersonal, written and design evaluation skills
  • Working knowledge of MS Office programs, with higher level skills in Excel
  • College degree desired or high school plus a minimum of 8 years of marketing experience.


Successful candidates will have strong strategy, coaching, leadership, and analytical skills. Proven budgeting, project management and collaboration skills are also essential. Personal qualities of collaboration, accountability, commitment to the work and curiosity are desired.

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Compensation, Application Procedures and Start Date

Competitive salary for nonprofit theaters of comparable size. Benefits include medical, dental, vision, life insurance, paid vacation, holiday and sick leave. Retirement plan available for employee contribution.

To apply, complete the General Employment Application, including a cover letter and resume, available here:

Start date is expected to be between April 1 and July 1, 2015.

Questions about the position may be directed to Carena Spivey, HR Manager, at

Davidson Community Players seeks Administrative Intern (Paid Position)

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

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Davidson Community Players is looking for an Administrative Intern for the Summer of 2015. Develop skills that will carry you into the real world. Build your resume and make connections. Perfect for an Art Administration major, Theatre major, or Marketing/Communications major. Stipend available – no housing provided.


Basic Functions:

To provide administrative, marketing, development and box office support for Davidson Community Players during their popular Summer Series.

Sample of Duties:

  • Assist with planning and implementation of Opening Night party and Donor Appreciation party.
  • Assist with marketing of Summer Series, including poster, signage and flyer distribution.
  • Coordinate and implement program printing for Summer Series.
  • Assist with corporate donor stewardship of Summer Series.
  • Assist with box office reservations.
  • Recording reservations into DCP’s Access database .
  • Confirming reservations via email (or phone if necessary) .
  • Assist with volunteer management for Front of House needs.
  • Preparing tickets for will call and reserved seating.
  • Assisting with pre-show needs an hour prior to each performance.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Critical skills needed: Strong customer service knowledge and ability; aptitude with data entry and familiarity with computers with strong skills in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and Access); ability to learn and pick up knowledge quickly; ability to work in a team atmosphere handling various kinds of arts administrative projects.

Needed from mid-May through early August 2015. Stipend for the period will be a fixed payment of $1,000.00.

For information please call 704-892-7953 or email

Davidson Community Players seeks Technical Theatre Interns (Paid Positions)

Thursday, January 8th, 2015

DCP 50Are You Ready? Making the transition from the academic world, to the world of professional theatre can be tough. Making that transition without the benefit of aggressive hands-on experience with a reputable theatre makes it even tougher. Davidson Community Players, an award-winning community theater, offers technical internships to provide the opportunity for you to develop the tools you will need to move forward in your chosen field – collaborating with dedicated theatre professionals on a daily basis. Build your resume, make connections and have the option of earning college credits. Paid positions- no housing provided.

To apply: please submit a letter of interest, resume and three references with contact information to Matt Merrell, Executive Director, Davidson Community Players: or fax to 704.892.7953.

Matthews Playhouse seeks Part-Time Technical Director

Monday, January 5th, 2015

Matthews playhouseMatthews Playhouse is a community based non-profit theatre organization committed to enriching the lives of children and adults by inviting them to participate in the world of performing arts.  We are looking to hire a part-time Technical Director to join our team.  This is a part-time, salaried position, hired as a contractor.

The Technical Director will report directly to our Production Manager, and will be responsible for the overall execution and implementation of scenic designs for the shows in our seasons.  Duties include scene shop maintenance, scenic storage organization, management of shop staff and volunteers, and taking an active role as carpenter, painter, and rigger during work calls.

Qualified applicants will be eligible to take on additional design positions throughout the season, which are paid through separate stipends.



Applicants should have a minimum of 2-3 years experience working in a scenic shop, with previous Technical Direction or Master Carpenter experience preferred.   BA degree in theatre or related performing arts field is preferred.  Proficiency with AutoCAD or Vectorworks is desired.  Ideal candidates will have some experience in scenic, lighting, or sound design.

To apply, please submit a letter of intent, professional resume, and three references.



Evan Kinsley, Production Manager

(704) 846-8343

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.


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 (, 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

  • 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

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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.

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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  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.

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:

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:


Send applications to 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 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

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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  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. (

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.