Job Openings

Led by Artistic Director Peter C Brosius and Managing Director Kim Motes, Children's Theatre Company (CTC) is the nation’s leading theatre for multigenerational audiences and is one of the 20 largest producing theatres in the United States. A winner of the Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre, CTC creates extraordinary theatre experiences that educate, challenge and inspire young people. It has set standards of excellence in the quality of its productions, commitment to new work, and innovative education and community partnerships.

CTC is dedicated to increasing equity, diversity and inclusion in our audiences, our programs and in all of our hiring for staff, artists, and recruiting of board members.  CTC is committed to a future where our theatre is a home for all people, all families, and is truly reflective of our community.  


Information on Internships can be found here.

Current Openings
Associate Director of Development, Individual Giving
Front of House Associate
Digital Marketing Manager 
Costume Shop Over-hire positions
Ticket Office Associate



Associate Director of Development, Individual Giving  
 
Children’s Theatre Company is seeking a dynamic fundraising professional with a passion for the arts and/or youth development to be our Associate Director of Development, Individual Giving.  This position will develop and implement CTC’s individual giving program as well as managing relationships with top donors.  Reporting to and working closely with the Director of Development, this position is an integral part of the Development department and leads the individual giving team.
 
ORGANIZATIONAL DESCRIPTION: 
Led by Artistic Director Peter C Brosius and Managing Director Kim Motes, Children's Theatre Company (CTC) is the nation’s leading theatre for multigenerational audiences and is one of the 20 largest producing theatres in the United States. A winner of the Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre, CTC creates extraordinary theatre experiences that educate, challenge and inspire young people. It has set standards of excellence in the quality of its productions, commitment to new work, and innovative education and community partnerships.
 
POSITION SUMMARY
The Associate Director of Development, Individual Giving will develop, implement and monitor an innovative and cost-effective individual giving program, raising nearly $2 million annually for Children’s Theatre Company. Responsibilities include identification of prospects, and cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of individual and major donors, including Community Circle (gifts up to $1,999) and Luminary Circle (gifts of $2,000+). This position creates the top-level, strategic development vision and the details needed to execute the vision within the department and organization-wide. The Associate Director of Individual Giving will lead the department’s donor data collection, analysis and reporting, as well as the Curtain Call Ball, CTC’s largest annual fundraising event.
 
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS 
• Create and implement cost-effective annual fund strategies and campaigns that generate nearly $2 million annually from individual donors
• Create and implement acquisition strategies to meet strategic plan goal of increasing the number of ticket-buying households who are donors, from 8% to 15% by 2020
• Research and apply best practices that enhance CTC’s development activities and support future growth and sustainability; monitor and anticipate external/industry trends and organizational progress, assess new opportunities, and develop strategic recommendations for CTC leadership
• Develop, monitor and report on annual fundraising goals and budgets
• Identify and manage a portfolio of individual Luminary Circle prospects and donors, including developing cultivation and stewardship strategies, and securing gifts, often face-to-face; help identify and support portfolios for Director of Development, Managing Director and Artistic Director
• Manage and track relationships and activities with donors in Tessitura; help implement and maximize use of Plans functionality for moves management; produce regular status reports on prospect management activity and fundraising results
• In partnership with Director of Development, engage board members and CTC staff in activities to support prospecting or soliciting individual donors
• Plan, implement and participate in events designed to attract new donors and engage current donors, including tours, opening night receptions, open houses, donor luncheons and other types of cultivation and recognition events
• Work in partnership with Director of Development to promote and support the endowment campaign and planned giving opportunities
• Drive integration with the marketing department to deliver optimum publicity and digital exposure (web, social media, email, etc.) for all individual giving activity
• Help prepare reports for the Director of Development and Development Committee regarding fundraising activities and progress as needed
• Attend committee meetings of the Board of Governors as needed
• Serve on internal committees and attend staff meetings as directed
• Accept and implement other specific assignments as directed, including endowment campaign responsibilities and other off-budget projects that advance the mission of the theatre as required.

Experience
• Bachelor’s degree from accredited college or university.
• At least 7 years’ experience in a professional fund raising or related field.
• Demonstrated experience in securing financial contributions from individual donors including identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of charitable gifts.
• Demonstrated experience with donor acquisition, direct marketing, telefunding and annual fund strategies.
• Demonstrated ability to manage projects, including setting and meeting goals and deadlines.
• Experience developing and managing revenue and expense budgets; experience with financial projections desired
• At least 3 years of supervisory experience.
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications.
• Knowledge of fundraising databases preferred.
• Commitment to and enthusiasm for fund-raising for theatre, youth services, and the arts.
 
Skills and Abilities
• Significant experience with the process of individual donor prospect identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship.
• Ability to build and maintain relationships, including an aptitude for engaging and motivating donors and prospects.
• Ability to develop and nurture effective and collaborative working relationships with colleagues, organization leadership, board members and volunteers.
• Ability to work independently and as a productive member of the development team.
• Strategic, analytic and organizational skills
• Excellent writing, communications, presentation, organizational and analytical skills.
• Ability to coordinate and manage multiple projects and meet deadlines.
• Strategic and quick thinker, hard worker, persuasive.

DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION STATEMENT:
CTC is dedicated to increasing equity, diversity and inclusion in our audiences, our programs and in all of our hiring for staff, artists, and recruiting of board members.  CTC is committed to a future where our theatre is a home for all people, all families, and is truly reflective of our community.  We are also committed to providing a work environment that is free from discrimination.  CTC prohibits discrimination in employment against any employee or job applicant because of that person’s race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, sex, national origin, disability, genetic information, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, familial status, veteran status, status with regard to public assistance, membership in a local human rights commission or any other legally protected status.
 
TO APPLY
Interested candidates are invited to submit a resume, cover letter and salary requirements to Andrew Robertson, Director of Human Resources via jobs@childrenstheatre.org.  Please include the name of the position for which you are applying in the subject line of the email.


Front of House Associate
Department:    Audience Services                  
Job Status:  Part Time
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt 
Reports To:   House Managers and Performance Supervisors
Work Schedule:   Varies due to performance schedules  

POSITION SUMMARY:
To provide excellent customer service and assist the rest of Front of House staff in ensuring that productions and events are safe, entertaining, and efficiently run.  While the primary duties of this position will be front of house to start with, all employees will also be cross-trained in a variety of different departments including ticketing, safety and security, and events.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
• Assist in making sure the lobby, theatre, and concession stand are set up before patrons arrive.
• Provide friendly service to patrons as they arrive, tear/scan tickets, help patrons find their seats, direct them to restrooms, answer questions about the theatre and shows, help with late seating, and watch the house for any general issue that arise before and during the performance.
• Work assigned concessions lanes and gift shop prior to the show, during intermission and post show in a quick and efficient manor while making accurate transactions using the Square sales system.
• Assist in making sure that the patrons all leave the theatre safely post performance.  Help clean the theatre and restock concessions and gift shop for the next performance.
• Represent Children’s Theatre Company at both internal and external events as requested
• Attend trainings and meetings as required
• Perform other duties as assigned by the House Manager and/or Performance Supervisor.
• Project the brand image of CTC through actions and behaviors at events and at the theatre

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS:
Must be able to work independently and self-motivate.  Must be able to lift and move items (program boxes, concession boxes, merchandise, etc…) up to 50lbs, assist patrons up and down steps repeatedly, and stand for long periods of time.  Must have a willingness to wear the required uniform (CTC provided shirt) Applicants must be at least 18 years old.
 
Competency Statement(s):
Positive, calm, professional attitude with pleasant disposition and a desire to be a team player.  Excellent customer service and management skills with the ability to communicate effectively with a diverse group of people.  Good attention to detail and sound decision making ability during all types of situations, including ones involving high stress and emergencies.  Must be able to work independently and self-motivate. A passion for the arts is a plus.

Experience
• Customer service experience including working with diverse groups of people
• Previous ushering or customer service experience in a non-profit or arts organization.

Skills & Abilities:
Computer Skills
• Ability to quickly learn institutional programs such as Square and Paycom.

Certificates & Licenses:
The position is required to be certified in CPR/AED/First Aid.  Training is provided for candidates who do not already possess this certification. 
 
Other Requirements:
MUST be available at least two weeknights and one weekend day during the run of performances.
 
To Apply
Please send a cover letter and resume to Andrew Robertson at jobs@childrenstheatre.org.  Please include the title of the position to which you are applying in the subject line of the email.


Digital Marketing Manager
 
Department:  Marketing and Communications                  
Job Status:  Full Time
FLSA Status: Exempt
Reports To:   Director of Marketing and Communications
Amount of Travel Required:   Minimal/local 
Work Schedule:   Business hours
   
POSITION SUMMARY:
 
The Digital Marketing Manager is responsible for developing and implementing strategy for our website content and email marketing campaigns for the purpose of driving ticket sales and fundraising. Additionally, the position will be responsible for monitoring our email, web and social media analytics in a way that will help optimize marketing efficiency. Responsibilities include web design, web maintenance and coordinating the email marketing program.  It is anticipated that approximately 40% of this position’s time will be spent on website, 40% on email marketing and 20% on analytics.
 
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
 
• Maintain all aspects of the organization’s email communications and website, ensuring that content is up to date and is consistent with brand standards
• Produce, develop and evaluate segmented email marketing campaigns.
• Monitor search engine optimization strategy.
• Collaborate with marketing, communications, production, artistic and development departments to create a marketing calendar of web projects and email marketing campaigns.
• Collaborate with internal departments to create web sites and templates that meet specific needs.
• Build and analyze reports to track web engagement, email engagement, digital engagement and sales trends. Conduct analysis to better gauge results and future direction.
• Keep up-to-date with industry trends as they relate to web and email marketing. 
• Building forms using Formstack
 
POSITION QUALIFICATIONS:
 
Experience:
• 3 - 5 years of broad web design and email marketing experience.
• Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications, or equivalent required.
• Experience with website redesigns either on the technical or project management level is preferred
• A successful history of managing people and projects is critical.
• Working knowledge of Tessitura a plus, but not required.
 Competency Statement(s)
• Communication – Excellent oral and written communications skills.
• Adaptability - Ability to quickly shift direction and focus to respond to changing market conditions, workplace or new opportunities.
• Time Management - Ability to manage the available time to organize and complete work efficiently and effectively within given deadlines.
• Decision Making – Ability to make critical decisions while following company procedures.
• Budget – Ability to plan and work within budget parameters.
• Client-Oriented - Ability to see internal departments such as fundraising or new play development as clients that need to be served at a high level while still managing the needs of the marketing department
 
Skills & Abilities:
• Proficiency in web design and coding including HTML, PHP, CMS (particularly Joomla and Wordpress).
• Experience with marketing email systems, integration with database or sales system preferred.
• Experience with non-linear video editing software; Premiere Pro preferred.
• Experience with online form building and PCI compliant data management.
• Proficiency in Dreamweaver, After Effects; Microsoft Office; Tessitura or other data driven ticketing systems helpful
 
TO APPLY
Please send a cover letter and resume to Andrew Robertson at jobs@childrenstheatre.org.  Please include the title of the position to which you are applying in the subject line of the email.



COSTUME CUTTER/DRAPER – Over-hire position

Work as part of team for upcoming production of THE WIZ. Requires expertise in advanced draping, cutting, tailoring, hand and machine stitching, yardage estimation and fitting skills. Strong knowledge of Costume/Fashion history, fabric and notions identification and theatrical terminology. Ability to supervise and instruct First Hand and Stitchers and collaborate with Costume Director, Designer and Crafts/Dyer. 5 years minimum experience as Cutter/Draper required.

Dates: December 4, 2017 – January 26, 2018

STITCHER & COSTUME CRAFTS – Over-hire positions

Seeking experienced stitchers and costume crafts artisans to work as part of team for upcoming productions of THE ABOMINABLES, HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS, and THE WIZ.

Dates (may apply for one or more):
STITCHER:
July 24, 2017 – September 8, 2017
September 25, 2017 – November 6, 2017
October 3, 2017 – November 6, 2017
December 4, 2017 – January 26, 2018
December 26, 2017 – January 22, 2018

COSTUME CRAFTS:
October 16, 2017 – November 6, 2017
January 2, 2018 – January 26, 2018

WIG ASSISTANT – Over-hire position
Seeking experienced wig assistant to perform maintenance during run of shows and assist wig master with build and notes for upcoming productions of THE ABOMINABLES, HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS, THE WIZ and THE LORAX. 12 - 24 hours per week.

Dates:
September 18, 2017 – October 27, 2017
December 4, 2017 – January 21, 2018
February 27, 2018 – April 14, 2018

To Apply:
Send letter, resume, and list of references to:
Ellen Baker, Production Manager, Children’s Theatre Company
Email: productionjobs@childrenstheatre.org

CTC operates under a collective bargaining agreement with IATSE Local 13.



Position Title: Ticket Office Associate

Children’s Theatre Company (CTC) is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Ticket Office Associate. This is a part-time position with occasional evening and weekend hours required.

POSITION SUMMARY
Provide service to customers in a manner consistent with the high quality performance and service standards of the Theatre by following customer service policies and procedures. Process single ticket, season ticket, and Theatre Arts Training class orders over the telephone, through the mail, and at the ticket office.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Answer ticket office phone lines and help patrons in person at the ticket office in a pleasant and timely manner, providing a consistently high level of customer service.
  • Process single ticket, season ticket, student matinee payments, and Theatre Arts Training orders by phone, mail or in person.
  • Do external telemarketing calls to renewing subscribers.
  • Complete necessary data entry, paperwork and procedures for accurate record-keeping and sales.
  • Accurately process all forms of payment for reservations, including occasional cash transactions.
  • Represent Children’s Theatre Company at both internal and external events as requested
  • Attend trainings and meetings as required.
  • Provide additional ticket office and marketing support as required.

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS:

Competency Statement(s)
Preferred candidates will have a professional attitude with pleasant disposition and a desire to be a team player. Candidate must be articulate and have excellent customer service skills with the ability to communicate effectively with a diverse group of people, as well as good attention to detail and sound decision making ability.

Experience
Experience with computerized ticketing system (preferably Tessitura) and phone sales preferred. Experience with Microsoft Office products including Word and Excel a plus. Previous experience in an arts organization a plus.

Education
High school diploma or equivalent required.

SKILLS & ABILITIES:

Computer Skills
Must show a willingness to learn new technology and adapt easily to system changes.

Other Requirements:
MUST be available at least 12 hours per week; availability must include at least one weeknight AND one weekend day. Flexible night and weekend availability preferred.

SEND RESUME AND COVER LETTER TO:
Andrew Robertson – Director of Human Resources: jobs@childrenstheatre.org. Please include the name of the job or jobs to which you are applying in the subject line of your email.  



 

We are committed to diversity in the workforce and are an equal opportunity employer.  We are also committed to providing a work environment that is free from discrimination.  CTC prohibits discrimination in employment against any employee or job applicant because of that person’s race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, sex, national origin, disability, genetic information, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, familial status, veteran status, status with regard to public assistance, membership in a local human rights commission or any other legally protected status.  We do require a full background check for all of our employees.

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