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,  innovative education programs, 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.  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 status, 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.  

Information on Internships can be found here.

Current Openings 
Development Data Assistant
Director of Marketing and Communications
Accounting Associate
Overhire Costume Cutter/Drapers
Overhire Carpenters and Scenic Artists



Development Data Assistant
 
Children’s Theatre Company (CTC) is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Development Data Assistant.  This is a regular full-time position with occasional evening and weekend hours required.  Benefits include medical and dental insurance, vacation and sick leave, 8 paid holidays and a 403(b) retirement savings plan.

POSITION SUMMARY
The Development Data Assistant supports the fundraising efforts of Children’s Theatre Company through management of the donor database and general stewardship and administrative support for the development team. This position is expected to ensure that all donor information and fundraising related activities are accurately recorded in Tessitura. This includes timely and efficient data entry, verification, and reporting on the database. The Development Data Assistant is one of the development department’s key users for Tessitura and serves as a source of knowledge and expertise about the database. The position is responsible for training other development staff on Tessitura. A core responsibility of the position includes continually evaluating and improving data related processes.
 
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Data Management
• Ensure integrity/accuracy of database records and system functionality by serving as department data leader:
o Set guidelines and systems for department regarding data entry and data standards.
o Evaluate, develop and maintain centralized procedures for data management and reporting.
o Determine business rules for Tessitura. Communicate business rules to team and enforce use of them.
o Verify accuracy of donor data in database: address changes, contact updates, coding changes and other data entry.
o Serve as key Tessitura expert for development department.
o Ensure confidentiality and reliability of data and proprietary information.
o Coordinate and plan for future data conversions/upgrades as needed.
Gift Entry & Acknowledgment Fulfillment
• Develop, execute and refine process to ensure successful gift entry:
o Complete daily gift entry through batch process.
o Generate acknowledgement letters in a timely manner.
o Prepare biweekly deposits and reconcile results with accounting department.
o Track pledges and generate regular pledge reminders.
o Create campaign and appeal structures in Tessitura.
o Communicate with donors when there are questions about gifts or pledges.
 
Budget Coordination
• Facilitate the development department’s expense budget tracking:
o Initiate and track purchase orders, credit card purchases, and office expenses.
o Update budget tracking document, in a timely manner.
o Ensure the department’s expense budget reconciles with accounting’s on a monthly basis.
Team Support
• Provide general Tessitura support:
o Pull reports and lists as necessary for review, solicitations, benefit fulfillment, etc.
o Maintain accurate donor records and provide updated information for database reporting.
o Track donor moves and touches in Tessitura.
• Provide general office support for the development team:
o Perform routine clerical tasks; copying, faxing, filing, ordering office supplies.
o File donor correspondence and documentation in a timely manner.
o Other miscellaneous tasks.
 
Other
• Assist with the implementation of fundraising events such as Curtain Call Ball, Business and Arts Series and other stewardship and cultivation events as needed.
• Serve as a member of the overall development team by collaborating with colleagues on donor strategies.
• Attend staff meetings as directed.
• Special projects or other duties as assigned.
 
POSITION QUALIFICATIONS
   
Experience:
• Demonstrated ability in database entry, Tessitura experience preferred.
• Accurate data entry skills and ability to manage multiple tasks and deadlines.
 
Computer Skills:
• Ability to enter data and create queries and reports in databases.
• Proficiency at Microsoft Office applications.
• Knowledge of computer database administration.
• Knowledge of effective research techniques using the internet and other databases.
• Skills in managing multiple sources of information concurrently.
  
Other Requirements:
• Ability to work independently, set priorities and complete work on time and with accuracy
• Mature judgment and the ability to maintain confidential information and a high degree of accuracy in donor records
• Excellent customer service skills
• Knowledge of fundraising principles and practices
• Detailed-oriented, with strong organizational, analytical, and planning skills
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Resourceful, critical thinker with the ability to problem-solve
• Abides by AFP Code of Ethics, Charities Review Council Standards and related standards
• Proficiency and experience with information technology and basic accounting principles

TO APPLY
Please send a cover letter and resume to Andrew Robertson, Director of Human Resources at jobs@childrenstheatre.org.  Please include the name of the position(s) to which you are applying in the subject line of the email.


Director of Marketing and Communications
 
 
POSITION SUMMARY:
The Director of Marketing and Communications supports the highest strategic priorities of the theatre and serves as a member of CTC’s senior staff team. This person will lead the organization’s strategic marketing, communications, public relations, institutional branding and customer service programs, and shape CTC’s institutional profile on a national level. They will focus on growing new audiences while retaining and deepening relationships with current audiences. Through effective communication of the mission, vision and programming activities, the Director of Marketing and Communications develops and executes strategies to generate all earned ticket revenues for the theatre, partnering with development and education to realize their goals, and leading a staff in marketing, communications public relations, audience services, ticketing and graphic design.

This position reports to the Managing Director, but as in all producing companies, an effective working relationship must be forged with the Artistic Director as well. The successful candidate for this position will have a strong, proven track-record in marketing, brand management, audience development, customer service and will be a keen strategist. An understanding of transactional data management, evaluation, and analysis is essential. Serious candidates will also have the skills to effectively manage and inspire a staff team as well as partner with other departments. Finally, candidates will have an understanding of and strong experience in budget planning and fiscal management.

Core Responsibilities
 
Leadership Environment
* Collaborate regularly and forge effective working relationships with the Managing, Director, Artistic Director, and senior staff team.
Strategic Planning, Analysis and Audience Development
* Develop strategic and tactical marketing and communication plans that support CTC’s overall patron development, including revenue and attendance goals.
* Develop annual and long range institutional, programmatic and show specific marketing and communication plans that align with the strategic plan.
* Lead and supervise the implementation of all marketing, communications, public relations, web and social media, publications, promotions and sales plans to position the organization overall and achieve earned revenue goals through single ticket and season subscription sales annually.
* Devise and supervise database and market research projects including analysis and interpretation of data for ongoing improvement of marketing plans.
* Plan, manage and execute branding, positioning, messaging, market research, media planning, market segmentation, targeting and pricing strategies.
* Oversee audience services which includes front-of-house, concessions, gift shop and box office operations to ensure excellent customer service.
* Define and assess opportunities for development of new and existing audiences.
* Monitor cultural trends and peer organizations to identify new opportunities.
* Collaborate with the Director of Development to deploy strategies in support of institutional patron development goals.
 
Personnel Management
* Hire, supervise, motivate, and support a strong and strategically-focused marketing team including ticketing/customer service, marketing, communications, graphic design, and group sales.
* Continually assess departmental capabilities and identify resources for staff development.
* Cultivate an innovative and positive working environment that enables growth in new technology and marketing practices.
Revenue Generation and Expense Management
* Develop and monitor earned revenue projections; provide data analysis, modeling and dynamic pricing procedures.
* Plan and execute all subscription renewal / acquisition campaigns and single ticket initiatives, currently generating up to $5.8million in revenue annually.
* Develop and oversee income and expense budgets for marketing and communications as well as front of house and box office.
Communications, Media / Public Relations, and Branding
* Focus on branding CTC in the marketplace and create new opportunities for visibility.
* Direct the development of all visual and print materials and images for the entire organization, maintaining the strength, integrity and consistency of the CTC visual identity and image.
* Establish and implement web development strategies as well as oversee the CTC website content and design
* Develop effective social media programs for the company.
 
POSITION QUALIFICATIONS:
* Strong strategic planning skills with a proven record of developing and implementing effective marketing plan and strategies.
* Deep knowledge and implementation of customer service best practices.
* Significant experience with subscription and single ticket campaigns in a large performing arts environment or relevant industry. Although theater experience is preferred, this is not a prerequisite.
* Track-record of successful team leadership, creating a positive, collaborative and productive culture.
* Deep knowledge of pricing, statistics, market segmentation strategies, and tactical execution.
* Experience in brand strategy and management.
* Experience with quantitative research, ROI, and patron behavior analysis.
* Knowledge of social media and web platforms and strategies
* Exceptional writing, communication, editing and graphic design evaluation skills.
* Knowledge of /experience with Tessitura a plus, although not a requirement.
* Experience working with Development and other revenue generating departments.
The following personal attributes will also be considered important:
* Commitment to positively impacting a multigenerational set of patrons through live performance.
* A collaborative and team-oriented approach.
* Professionalism and solid judgement.
* An active, energetic, and curious mind.
* High emotional intelligence and interpersonal skills.
* Ability to think conceptually and specifically.
* Ability to derive deep satisfaction from facilitating the best work of others.
 
FOR MORE INFORMATION AND HOW TO APPLY:
All applications are being handled by Managagment Consultants for the Arts.  Please view the full posting on their website:  https://mcaonline.com/searches/director-marketing-communications-ctc.  


Accounting Associate
 
Children’s Theatre Company is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Accounting Associate.  This is a full-time position with Monday through Friday office hours.  Benefits include medical and dental insurance, vacation and sick leave, 8 paid holidays and a 403(b) retirement savings plan.
 
POSITION SUMMARY:
Process high volume of company-wide invoices and purchase orders for accounts payable.  Support accounting office by working with and supporting Payroll Administrator and Director of Finance. Maintain good, open communications with all departments to process and manage any issues regarding accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, and general office management. Work with and assist Director of Finance on other projects/tasks as needed. 
 
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
 
Accounts Payable: Manage Payables using Purchase Order System
• Sort and match purchase orders to incoming invoices and other audit-approved support documents
• Process departmental/account allocations for shared vendors (i.e. copiers, telephone, postage)
• Input A/P into Great Plains Dynamics and post batches for Director of Finance
• Distribute payments by mail or disburse to department heads
• Reconcile monthly vendor statements to posted entries; resolve discrepancies; keep all vendor accounts current
• Follow up with CTC department heads regarding outstanding and/or missing purchase orders
• When necessary, obtain 1099-misc and other relevant tax forms for independent contractors
• Return w-9 and new account applications to vendors as requested
• Disburse approved petty cash and mileage reimbursements to CTC staff and artists
• Work with other departments to prepare a bi-weekly deposit and deliver to bank.
• Process and reconcile staff credit card purchases to monthly statements
• Maintain file of current employee credit cards and vendor purchasing cards
• File all A/P: purchase orders, invoices, and checks and verify compliance to standards set by auditors
• Track fiscal year-end invoices and coordinate efforts with department heads to ensure accurate inclusion of all fiscal year-end liabilities
• Aide Director of Finance during month-long annual audit preparation and on-site visit by auditors: pull test work documents, prepare spreadsheets, and update Accounting Procedures Manual
 
Taxes: Prepare and file 1099Misc and 1042S tax documents
• Collect and file W-9 forms for all national independent contractors paid through A/P
• Collect and file the appropriate international tax forms for independent contractors outside the U.S.
• Update spreadsheet of payments made to independent contractors throughout the calendar year
• Prepare 1099Misc and 1042S forms for filing to the IRS and recipients in accordance with the IRS’s timeline
• Make corrections/amendments as required
 
General Admin:
• Order supplies for and maintain office equipment for administration offices
• Meet with potential office supply and equipment vendors; analyze cost-benefits, set up new accounts.
• Provide new staff with training in purchasing and other CTC accounting procedures
• Communicate with insurance vendor and maintain documents for new driver additions, certificates of liability coverage requests, reporting incidents, etc
• Assist staff-members with reporting expenses to grant-makers (i.e. DOE) as needed; pull filed P.O.’s, invoices, and statements and copy when requested by auditors or internally for reports
• Support Payroll Administrator, and Director of Finance as needed and perform back-up duties as directed
• Perform some Accounts Receivable functions, including but not limited to, the invoicing and payment collection of building rental contracts
• Distribute the daily mail
 
POSITION QUALIFICATIONS:
 
Experience
Demonstrated skills in accounting or bookkeeping required.  Experience in a non-profit arts organization preferred. 
 
Education
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related field required.
 
Skills and Abilities
Experience with Microsoft Office suite, including Excel, Word and Outlook.  Familiarity with accounting software such as Microsoft Dynamics GP and/or Tessitura a plus.
 
Competency Requirements
Accurate, detail-oriented, organized, technical aptitude, time management, customer service, ethical, inclusive, self-motivated, problem solving
 
TO APPLY
Please send a cover letter and resume to Andrew Robertson, Director of Human Resources at jobs@childrenstheatre.org.  Please include the name of the position(s) to which you are applying in the subject line of the email.


Overhire Costume Cutter/Drapers
Children’s Theatre is looking for overhire staff for the upcoming season.  Overhire are employed on an as needed basis which varies throughout the year based on the needs of each production. All overhire positions may range in both required experiences and length of commitment. These positions are covered by a collective bargaining agreement with IATSE Local 13 and are paid on an hourly basis.
 
CUTTER/DRAPERS - Seeking cutter/drapers to work as part of team for upcoming production of MATILDA.
 
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 desired.
 
Dates:
March 4 – May 9
 
 
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.


Overhire Carpenters and Scenic Artists
 
Children’s Theatre Company is looking for overhire staff for the upcoming season.  Overhire are employed on an as needed basis which varies throughout the year based on the needs of each production. All overhire positions may range in both required experiences and length of commitment. These positions are covered by a collective bargaining agreement with IATSE Local 13 and are paid on an hourly basis.
 
CTC is seeking qualified overhire scenic carpenters to work in the scene shop. Position duties can include but are not limited to carpentry, welding, rigging, load in and strike.
 
Requirements for carpenters:
 
Practical experience in a similar shop.  Experience that includes but is not limited to: all wood materials, steel products, foams, fiberglass, electricity, fabrics, paints and chemical solvents.
Working knowledge of the following tools and their accessories: radial arm saw, table saw, band saw, cold saw, planer, jointer, drill press, miter box, wood lathe, router, sanders, MIG welding equipment, sewing machine, electrical and pneumatic power hand tools. 
 
CTC is also seeking qualified overhire scenic artists to assist in producing the paint and texture finishes for all scenic elements.
 
Requirements for scenic artists:
 
Must be able to draw and copy accurately and duplicate various different artistic styles.  Must have experience painting on different substrates.  Must have competency in carving and texturing of different mediums.  Painting skills should include but not be limited to: faux finishes, spray techniques including pneumatic spray gun equipment, watercolor and opaque painting effects, mixing and matching of color.  Must have some experience with painting on drops.  Knowledge of different scene paints, dyes and solvents.  Be able to use Pneumatic power tools including but not limited to: spray guns, staple guns, jigsaws, drills.
  
Please send application letter and resume to productionjobs@childrenstheatre.org


 

 

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