Arts and Science Council seeks Program Director – Cultural & Community Investment

Thursday, July 30th, 2015

ASC - new logoTitle: 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 primary responsibility for implementation of CCI’s new “Culture Blocks” program, a partnership with Mecklenburg County to deliver arts and culture programming in geographic areas with historically low levels of participation with other ASC funded programs.

The PD’s core responsibility will be community organizing work among a broad and diverse range of constituents – identifying allies and advocates, establishing trusting relationships with the citizenry of the defined geographic areas, employing listening and dialogue to build understanding of the cultural life of citizens and connecting appropriate partners (cultural organizations, individual artists, county service locations, etc.) to invest in activity that will be of relevance and interest to the intended audience.

The PD will represent ASC as a lead community level staff person and must have the capacity to guide and lead CCI’s “Culture Blocks” and other programs in the context of best business practices and their impact on the community’s growing demands for relevance, access and excellence.

The PD will have additional responsibilities around the implementation of other CCI event-driven initiatives, including but not limited to the Community Supported Art program.

Responsibilities/Duties/Functions/Tasks

• Support the design and manage implementation of ASC’s new “Culture Blocks” program:
– In partnership with VP and utilizing partner organization data, identify geographic areas of focus with historically low levels of participation with ASC funded programs.
– In partnership with VP, communicate and plan with stakeholders, including staff members from cultural organizations, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library and Mecklenburg County Parks & Recreation in the identified geographic areas.
– In partnership with cultural organizations, manage logistics associated with the delivery of an initial menu of programmatic offerings in each geographic area.
– In partnership with county service locations, design and execute a series of informal and formal listening and dialogue opportunities with citizens in each geographic area to drive understanding that embraces and celebrates the cultural life and desires of these citizens.
– In partnership with cultural organizations, local artists and by leveraging other necessary resources, design and manage implementation of cultural programming investments that reflect understandings from listening and dialogue sessions specific to each geographic area.
– Produce content for ASC’s social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, Blog, Instagram) that is meaningful and relevant in order to engage ASC’s fans/followers and tell the story of the project.

• In partnership with other CCI staff, support the implementation of the Community Supported Art program.

• 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.

• Assist with the submission of accurate and timely reports and updates to government entities and funders.

• Collect and analyze quantitative and qualitative program data for programs managed by the PD.

• Monitor the effectiveness of program delivery through:
– Regular on site visits to programs and activities.
– Consistent program evaluations.
– Quarterly statistical reports and other engagement data.

• Perform other duties as apparent or assigned by the Vice President of Cultural & Community Investment.

Qualifications

Should include minimum educational and experience qualifications, required skills, specialized knowledge, computer proficiencies, and required certifications.

• This position requires a Bachelor’s degree.

• Competitive candidates will meld 3-5 years practical experience in community organizing with a nuanced understanding of arts and culture program delivery.

• Competitive candidates will be bilingual (English/Spanish preferred).

• Demonstrated success building relationships (including strong problem solving, listening, coaching and counseling skills) with a diverse range of constituents relative to the demands of a centralized initiative.

• Demonstrated success managing simultaneous programs with competing priorities, including ability to prioritize and work in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment.

• Demonstrated success setting goals and implementing plans relative to a time-sensitive initiative.

• 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

• Ability to communicate effectively and interact with all levels of staff, volunteers, donors and community representatives

• Computer skills – must be adept in use of MS Office, particularly Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook. Prior database experience is an added value. Environment Describe the work environment and physical requirements of the position.

• Work is performed both in a fast-paced office environment and other community settings 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: ryan.deal@artsandscience.org by August 21, 2015. No phone calls please.

East Carolina University seeks Box Office/House Manager

Wednesday, July 29th, 2015

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The East Carolina University, School of Theatre and Dance, seeks an Administrative Support Specialist.  This position has three major components:

 

  1. Box Office Manager – responsible for programming, monitoring all ticket sales, preparing daily deposits, and recruiting/training/scheduling of work-study student staff.
  2. House Manager – attends all main stage performances and is responsible for the safety and comfort of patrons, and the recruiting/training/scheduling of ushers, ticket takers, and concessionaires.
  3. Administrative Support Specialist – assisting with financial reports, credit card reconciliations, and travel reimbursements.

Requires above average customer service and people skills; must be comfortable in a leadership position, is well organized, and maintains attention to detail.  Prefer a four-year degree or a combination of two years college education and two years relevant experience. Box Office experience is highly desirable, especially with Paciolan.  Evening and weekend work will be required.  Salary range: $25,381 – $37,142.

Candidates must complete a candidate profile online at https://ecu.peopleadmin.com (position number 935203).  Job closes on August 10, 2015.

PlayMakers Repertory Company seeks Business Manager

Friday, July 24th, 2015

PRCPlayMakers Repertory Company (LORT D), Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and the Department of Dramatic Art seek a Business Manager to support unit management in human resources, finance, and general administration. The Business Manager for the “Unit” will serve a dual role reporting to higher management in both PlayMakers (PRC) and the Department of Dramatic Art.

 

Responsibilities include:

•Processing of temporary seasonal, student, and staff hires (generating and submitting HR and payroll documents, coordinating I-9 processing and background checks, seeing hires through to completion, etc.) and maintenance of confidential files.

 

•Assist in communicating basic payroll and administrative policies and procedures. Conveys factual information via email, type written memos, and reports with the use of ConnectCarolina and Infoporte.

 

•Management and maintenance of communication through the departmental listserv

 

•Assist PRC’s General Manager and the Department Manager with permanent searches and hires that include faculty and staff.

 

•Serve as Parking Coordinator

 

•Complete and approve financial transactions through ConnectCarolina including Independent Contractors and setting up vendors.

 

•Serve as a TIM (Time Information Management) Administrator ensuring bi-weekly and monthly employee payroll data is correct for primary Administrator sign-off. Maintain TIM records.

 

•Maintain calendars and schedules. This will include organizing meetings and appointments, assisting with search itineraries, setting reservations, and some organization of staff centered department meetings and events.

 

•Set-up and monitor Event Registry site for Kenan Theatre Company (KTC) events and monitor box office income and credit card payments through event registry.

 

•Schedule and coordinate house crews for KTC performances.

 

•Other general support as required

 

Apply on line at: https://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/80067.  The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an EOE/AA employer.

Application deadline: 8/7/15

Matthews Playhouse seeks Production/Design Staff for 2015-16 Season

Friday, July 24th, 2015

matthewsSeeking Costume Designers and Carpenters. Interviews and staffing ongoing.

Apprentices Wanted:
• Assistant Designers
• Master Electricians
• Props Assistants
• Assistant Stage Managers

 

Running Crew Wanted:
• Light Board Operators
• Sound Operators
• Follow Spot Operators
• Backstage Crew
• No resume necessary!

Apprentices and Running Crew positions are unpaid positions. Interested applicants should send a resume and letterof intent to: Evan Kinsley, ekinsley@matthewsplayhouse.com, Production Manager, Matthews Playhouse of the
Performing Arts.

 

Our 2015-­2016 Mainstage Season:
James and the Giant Peach              October 9-­‐18
Scrooge                                                 December 4-­‐20
Pippin                                                   February 5-­‐14
Junie B. Jones                                     February 26-­‐March 6
Annie                                                     June 10-­‐26

2016 School of Theatre Productions:
Pirates of Penzance                            April 15, 16
The Tempest                                        April 16, 17
The Little Mermaid, Jr.                     April 22, 23
Alice In Wonderland                         April 23, 24

 

Matthews Playhouse is a community based non-profit theatre committed to enriching the lives of children, adults, and families by inviting them to participate in the world of performing arts and education.

We commit to this mission by ensuring the excellence of our cultural programs for the participation and enjoyment of the people in our community.

NC Stage Company seeks Audience Development Manager

Thursday, July 23rd, 2015

ncstagelogo (1)North Carolina Stage Company is a 127-seat, professional Equity theatre located in downtown Asheville, NC. We are seeking a motivated individual as our Audience Development Manager. This is a full-time position and does require some weekend and nighttime work.

The applicant must be at least 21 years of age with a high school diploma or equivalency; a Bachelor’s degree is preferred. The applicant must be highly organized and skilled in the areas of written and verbal communication. Success in this position requires the ability to manage multiple projects at once, attention to detail, critical-thinking, flexibility, and a high degree of initiative. Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs including Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Excel is required. Basic skills in WordPress, and various social media are preferred. The applicant must exhibit professionalism in all interactions with patrons and co-workers.

Responsibilities include:

  • Develop marketing materials for Mainstage and Catalyst productions
  • Work with advertising representatives to secure advertising for the theatre across various mediums including print, online, social media, and television
  • Coordinate design materials with a graphic designer
  • Arrange print mailings and poster distribution
  • Manage the marketing budget for paid advertising and graphic design
  • Reach out to community organizations to find cross promotional opportunities
  • Cultivate group sales through research and outreach
  • Maintain and update the NC Stage Website, Social Media pages and Ticketing software
  • Create and send weekly e-newsletter
  • Communicate directly with subscribers, donors and stakeholders
  • Oversee front of house operations ensuring customer experience standards
  • Develop and implement strategies to help the theatre reach new audiences

If you meet the qualifications stated above and would like to be considered for this opportunity, please submit your resume to jobs@ncstage.org in a .doc or .pdf format. No phone calls will be accepted. Resumes will only be accepted via email at this time.

Matthews Playhouse seeks Drama, Music and Dance Teachers

Thursday, July 16th, 2015

matthewsSeptember 2015 – April 2016

We are looking for energetic and enthusiastic drama and/or music and/or dance teachers to join our dynamic team of instructors. We teach creative drama and/or musical theatre classes to children and teens  ages 5-17. Some classes end in a production, some are process oriented classes.  All contain a theme. Instructor is responsible for lesson plans within the theme and content of the class. Our production classes are already listed on this website.  Classes are held at the Matthews Community Center in downtown Matthews from 4.30-8:30 Monday thru Thursday with additional rehearsal time in the evenings and on the weekends.

Interested parties please email us at: summerstaffmp@gmail.com

UNCSA seeks Scenic Technology Faculty

Wednesday, July 15th, 2015

Technical Direction Faculty

One Year Scenic Technology Visiting Full-Time Faculty

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The School of Design and Production of University of North Carolina School of the Arts is accepting applications for a one-year Visiting Faculty position in the area of Scenic Technology, to begin in the academic year 2015-16. This full time position is one of five Technical Direction faculty who, along with 21 other teaching professionals in Design & Production, participates in the training of undergraduate and graduate students for careers in the entertainment industry. The University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA) is the first state-supported, residential school of its kind in the nation. Established as the North Carolina School of the Arts by the N.C. General Assembly in 1963, UNCSA opened in Winston-Salem (“The City of the Arts”) in 1965 and became part of the University of North Carolina system in 1972. More than 1,100 students from middle school through graduate school train for careers in the arts in five professional schools: Dance, Design and Production (including a High School Visual Arts Program), Drama, Filmmaking, and Music. UNCSA is the state’s only public arts conservatory dedicated entirely to the professional training of talented students in the performing, visual, and moving image arts.

Teaching and mentoring MFA and BFA students in the areas of Technical Direction and possibly Stage Automation with associated coursework; student curricular advising; supervising and mentoring students in their production assignments.

Professional experience in the entertainment Scenic Technology industry required. MFA preferred, but professional experience considered in lieu.

Teaching experience beneficial. Professional experience in technical theatre production; a history of professional work in the field; and evidence of potential for high-quality teaching.

Experience with emerging and industry-standard technology. Additional skill sets preferred, but not required; Drafting, metalworking, Scenic Construction, Rigging, Structural Design, Technical Direction and Stage Automation.

Varies

This is a TEMPORARY position. This position is being recruited at the Journey level.

PLEASE NOTE: A criminal background check will be conducted on candidate finalist prior to the offer of employment.

Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of completing an electronic application. The application must be competed in full detail (including work history) for your qualifications to be considered.

Failure to complete the application process as required by state regulations WILL result in your application being rejected for the vacancy and you will not be considered for the position. Before submitting your application be sure you have completed all parts of the application as required; once you receive confirmation that your application has been accepted, you will not be allowed to go back and make changes.

To complete the application process, you must attach 2 separate documents to represent the following:

– Cover letter/letter of interest
– résumé

The University of North Carolina School of the Arts is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

 07-13-2015

Open Until Filled

Elon University seeks Assistant Technical Director

Wednesday, July 15th, 2015
elon-university_200x200Position Title: Assistant Technical Director, Cultural and Special Programs
Requisition Number: 20120699
Type of Employment: Full-Time Regular
Number Of Months: 10Months
Employed: Aug to May
Number of Hours per Day/Week: 40 Daily Hours, 9 am – 6pm

Position Summary Information

This 10 month, staff position serves the Elon University Center for the Arts. Job responsibilities include: To coordinate and provide technical support for cultural events and special programs in the Center for the Arts and assist in graduation and convocation events: To supervise student workers: To serve as assistant technical director for some performing arts department productions: Candidates must be proficient in stage electrics and familiar with ETC ION programming, skilled in carpentry, rigging, and welding .BFA or BA with professional experience required.

Education Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree Required

Degree/Major Length of Experience: 3-5 years in related position

Supervisory Experience: Yes

Supervisory Experience Detail: Must have some supervisory experience and be able to supervise student and part-time workers.

Special Skills or Experience: Candidates must be proficient in stage electrics and familiar with ETC ION programming, skilled in carpentry, rigging, and welding.

Posting Detail Information

Posting Date: 07/02/2015

Open Until Filled: Yes

Position Description

This section is required and must be completed.

General Purpose of PositionThis 10 month, staff position serves the Elon University Center for the Arts. Job responsibilities include: To coordinate and provide technical support for cultural events and special programs in the Center for the Arts and assist in graduation and convocation events: To supervise student workers: To serve as assistant technical director for some performing arts department productions: Candidates must be proficient in stage electrics and familiar with ETC ION programming, skilled in carpentry, rigging, and welding.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities1. Supervise student and part time workers
2. Assist Technical Director with events including graduations and convocations
3. Self-starter for arranging lighting and other requirements for theatre rentals
4. Serve as ATD for student productions
5. Operate lighting equipment and systems
6. Operate sound equipment and systems.
7. Supervise set construction and installation.
8. Maintain facilities and equipment.
9. Other duties as assigned.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? Yes

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE. Select the highest level of education and/or experience needed to successfully accomplish the essential duties of this position. Level 6 – Bachelor’s degree from four-year college or university; or one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

 

LANGUAGE SKILLS. Select the highest level of language (ability to read, write, and speak) needed to successfully accomplish the essential duties of the position. Other, Level 3 – Ability to read and interpret documents (safety rules, maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively.

 

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS. Select the highest level of mathematical skills and abilities needed to successfully accomplish the essential duties of the position. Other, Level 3 – Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

 

REASONING ABILITY. Select the highest level of reasoning skills and abilities needed to successfully accomplish the essential duties of the position. Level 5 – Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

 

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS. List the licenses, certificates, or registrations that are required to perform the essential duties of this position.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS OF THE POSITION. How much on-the-job time is spent in the following physical activities?None of your time will be spent doing the following activities: balancing, tasting or smelling. Over 1/3 of your time will be spent doing the following activities: stooping, kneeling, crouching, or crawling. Between 1/3 and 2/3 of your time will be spent doing the following activities: standing, walking, sitting, using hands to finger, handle, or feel, reaching with hands and arms. Over 2/3 of your time will be spent doing the following activities: talking or hearing. None of your time will be spent lifting the following weight: up to 100 pounds, more than 100 pounds. 1/3 of your time will be spent lifting the following weight: up to 10 pounds, up to 25 pounds, up to 50 pounds. This position has no special vision requirements.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT. How much exposure to the following environmental conditions does this position require?None of the time you’ll be exposed to the following environmental conditions: wet or humid (non-weather), fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, extreme cold (non-weather), extreme heat (non-weather), working with explosives, risk of radiation, vibration. Under 1/3 of the time you’ll be exposed to the following environmental conditions: outdoors. The typical noise level for the work environment of this position is: moderate noise.

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION. Include any other information that will aid in the preparation of an accurate description of this position.Candidates must be proficient in stage electrics and familiar with ETC ION programming, skilled in carpentry, rigging, and welding.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • Burlington Times-News
    • Charlotte Observer
    • Durham Herald Sun
    • Greensboro News & Record
    • Raleigh News & Observer
    • Chronicle of Higher Ed
    • Higheredjobs.com
    • Insidehighered.com
    • Diversejobs.net
    • Elon employment website
    • Other
  2. If you selected “Other” to the above question, please explain where you found out about this position:(Open Ended Question)

Applicant Materials

Required Documents

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter

Optional Documents

  1. Transcripts
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. References – included as part of the application process

Triad Stage seeks Marketing and Development Associate

Thursday, July 9th, 2015

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Full time (35-40 hours/week)

 

 

 

Primary responsibilities:

  • Assist in the production of collateral materials including show programs, email blasts, brochures, flyers and signage
  • Maintain the company’s website and social networking pages with engaging content.
  • Create attractive print and web based advertisements
  • Assist in the writing of press releases and copy for website and playbills
  • Complete various administrative duties, including: proper maintenance of department files and databases; weekly donor reports; manage all donor mailings and mail merges
  • Assist in special event planning and implementation
  • Coordinate Board meetings; maintain master calendar, reserve space, order lunch, etc.
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Excellent computer skills – Word, Excel, Outlook. Graphic design software knowledge (InDesign) a must. PC environment.
  • Marketing and/or publicity experience
  • Excellent communication skills, including writing and strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to multi-task and meet various deadlines for multiple projects

Hours & salary:

  • 35-40 hours/week @ $10/hour
  • Some occasional night/weekend work.
  • Complimentary tickets to shows

Send resume, cover letter, writing sample and portfolio of graphics work to:
Jennifer Woodward, Director of Development
Triad Stage
232 South Elm Street
Greensboro, NC 27401
or email jennifer@triadstage.org

East Carolina University seeks Assistant Professor/Costume Designer – Tenure Track

Tuesday, July 7th, 2015
ECU_Full_Color_LogoDue to late resignation, East Carolina University School of Theatre and Dance (NAST accredited) seeks costume designer for well-established, rigorous BFA-Theatre Arts program.

 

Responsibilities include: (a) all costume designs for ECU/Loessin Playhouse main-stage season—four plays or musicals, major dance concert—and several workshops and touring shows; (b) supervising student crews; and (c) teaching design-related courses from a menu of Costume Design I & II, and Make-up. MFA required.  Tenure track position; salary competitive. Employment to begin August, 2015.

 

Candidates must complete a candidate profile online at https://ecu.peopleadmin.com; also send (in hard-copy) cover letter along with professional resume or cv, digital sampling of designs and renderings, and three letters of reference to Reid Parker, Chair, Costume Design Search Committee, School of Theatre and Dance, Mailstop 553, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC 27858-4353. Proper documentation of identity, employability, and official transcripts are required upon offer of employment. Professional theatre experience desirable.  More school information can be found at www.ecu.edu/theatredance/.