Murder Mystery Company seeking actors for Charlotte troupe

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

murder-mystery-logo-finalHiring Full/Part-Time Actors for work year round! Lots of Perks!

We currently have openings in our CHARLOTTE Troupe for new MALE and FEMALE Talent!

Ages 18+ non-union work. 


This is a fantastic opportunity that will provide the following:

Each of our actors has the opportunity to act in up to 300 shows per year, with no show minimum required. This means that they may participate in as few or as many shows as they desire, an excellent arrangement for actors with separate non-industry employment or those interested in taking on additional projects. The Murder Mystery Company also pays a base $75/per performance and pays via direct deposit. We also reimburse gas and pay for travel expenses. If you choose to travel to a non-local performance we will handle flights and lodging.

The Murder Mystery Company has been active in the national theater community for over ten years and is third in record ticket sales in the US. Our shows run year round with a multitude of fun themes changing periodically to give our repeat customers something new to look forward to.

Auditions will be held Sunday, March 15th.

These are scheduled auditions. 

Please either respond to this post or submit your head shot and theatrical resume with the subject heading “Charlotte Auditions” to to be considered.

Wake Forest University seeks Costume Studio Supervisor

Monday, March 2nd, 2015

WFU TheatreWake Forest University, Department of Theatre & Dance/University Theatre seeks a Costume Studio Supervisor beginning August 2015. Together with faculty, staff, and guest designers, this individual will be principal cutter/draper for productions, supervise and train students for production and run crews, and maintain inventory, equipment, and budgets. Applicants should have a degree in Costume Technology and/or Design [MFA/BFA/BA] with 2/3 years of experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience as demonstrated by portfolio. The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to a liberal arts philosophy and possess an ability to work closely with students and faculty. Wake Forest University offers a BA in Theatre and a minor in Dance and presents a season of 4 Mainstage productions, 2 dance concerts, and 4-8 student productions. This 10 month, full-time opportunity offers a comprehensive and attractive benefits package.

Applicants should provide a letter of application and a portfolio when applying. Three confidential letters of recommendation should be requested to be sent via email to For complete details and to apply, visit Review of applications will begin immediately as they are submitted but will be accepted through April 1 2015. Further information is available from J E R Friedenberg (

Wake Forest University welcomes and encourages diversity and seeks applicants with demonstrated success in working with diverse populations. Wake Forest 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.

UNC-Charlotte seeks Lecturer in Technical Direction

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015

UNC_CharlotteUNC-Charlotte seeks Lecturer in Technical Direction, a two-year renewable contract, 9-month appointment beginning August 2015.  Position oversees construction and installation of scenic elements in college performance spaces. Primary responsibilities include ensuring scenery is designed for safe construction, installation, usage, and strike, which involves generating and/or reviewing construction drawings for clarity and accuracy. Position manages the scenic lab and related spaces and supervises and trains shop personnel (student volunteers, student workers, and part-time employees).  Position is responsible for teaching three to four courses per year, including Production Practicum, Introduction to Technical Theatre and topics courses determined by need.


Masters Degree in Technical Theatre; 3-5 years experience in technical direction; experience with dance, music, and theatre in an educational setting; demonstrated understanding of the relationship between design and production.  Applicant needs strong working knowledge of Vectorworks/Autocad, basic welding, theatrical rigging systems, and scenic painting as well as familiarity with concert shell and dance flooring installation.

Applicants must apply electronically at Faculty Job #6598, include letter of application addressing qualifications, Curriculum Vita, official transcript of highest degree earned, three original confidential letters addressing the position including technical direction for dance/theatre/music and university teaching experience, Design Portfolio (electronic file directly to )


Approximate Salary: Negotiable; Competitive

Location: Charlotte, North Carolina

Specialization: Technical Direction >> Technical Theatre

Position Type: Contract

Experience Level: 4-5 Years

Education Level: Masters Degree

Closing Date: 03-13-2015

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

PlayMakers Repertory Company seeks General Manager

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015

Playmakers RepPlayMakers Repertory Company is the professional theatre in residence at UNC-Chapel Hill. We annually produce six shows on our main stage, three on our second stage, and a fully-produced Summer Youth Conservatory production. As a member of the League of Resident Theatres (LORT), we seek to bring high quality art to campus to enhance the academic experience and engage our community. We are currently seeking a General Manager to serve as the principle business coordinator for the theatre.

The General Manager reports directly to both the Managing Director and Producing Artistic Director and oversees the successful implementation and reconciliation of a comprehensive annual budget of $2.1 million.  The General Manager manages all financial processes within the company through ConnectCarolina systems and supervises all human resources-related activity. They will serve as a liaison with artistic union representatives, while also maintaining relationships with University entities such as the Dean’s Office Business Center, UNC Finance Division, and the College of Arts & Sciences, and provide thoughtful and complete reports for Development, Marketing, and Box Office within the organization. The General Manager will work within an integrated collaboration between the theater and University, directly supervising the Business Manager, Company Manager, Finance Assistant, and several Work Study Students.

Preferred qualifications include experience managing a multi-level budget, and several years’ experience working in theater management. A personable, professional demeanor is highly desired as this position interfaces directly with guest artists and high-level executive personnel.

The preferred candidate will have an ability to work well with a diverse and varied artistic and administrative staff while also having a strong working knowledge of theater business administration as well as a general knowledge of production, marketing, and community outreach in theater.

Working relationship with artists, especially in theater or the theater industry along with at least three years experience in marketing, communications, or business administration are preferred.

Knowledge of functionality within various types of arts administration is highly valued but not required for consideration.

Candidates must understand that this position consists of administrative, office-based duties; however, additional duties working/attending special events or performances, maintaining PlayMakers-controlled properties, and exposure to shop environments are all highly likely.

To see the full job description and to apply please see the following link: . The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and welcomes all to apply regardless of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. We also encourage protected veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply.

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.

Click Here for a Complete Job Description

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