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 
Design and Digital Assistant
Annual Fund Associate
Special Events Manager
Assistant Technical Director
Costume Director
Director of Community Partnerships and Inclusion
Front of House Associate 
Ticket Office Associate



Design and Digital Assistant

Children’s Theatre Company is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Design and Digital Assistant. This is a full-time position with occasional evening and weekend hours.  Benefits include medical and dental insurance, vacation and sick leave, 8 paid holidays and a 403(b) retirement savings plan.
 
POSITION SUMMARY:
In collaboration with the Director of Communications and Marketing and the Design and Digital Content Manager, this position is responsible for creating exceptional collateral that promotes CTC’s programming.  This position will primarily split their time between graphic design and videography.  The graphic design work will be focused on creating collateral for print advertising and mailing, social media, website and related platforms.  The video work will be of shooting and editing relevant footage.  This position reports to the Design and Digital Content Manager.
 
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
• Create, using brand guidelines and institutional standards, multimedia design collateral including advertising, promotional materials, signage, invitations, publications, as well as creating digital collateral for the website, emails and social media 
• Generate video content including shooting footage, interviewing artists and editing footage 
• Collaborate closely with the other departments at CTC such as Development and Education to develop collateral for their projects
• Offer input on strategy, show positioning, messaging and related subjects in conjunction with the rest of the CTC marketing team
 
POSITION QUALIFICATIONS:
 EXPERIENCE
• Design degree, or similar, with 1-3 years demonstrated accomplishments
• Experience working in, or supporting, arts or educational programming is preferred but not required
• Ability to excel in both collaborative and self-directed projects
• Technical Skills, including expertise in Adobe Creative Suite required; experience with design for web and mobile applications desirable.
• Strong typographic ability and attention to detail; experience managing commercial print production.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office essential. Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite essential. Knowledge of web, social media and email tools and technology strongly desired.   
• 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.

COMPETENCY STATEMENTS
• 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.
• 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
 
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.


Annual Fund Associate
 
Children’s Theatre Company is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Annual Fund Associate. This is a full-time position with occasional evening and weekend hours.  Benefits include medical and dental insurance, vacation and sick leave, 8 paid holidays and a 403(b) retirement savings plan.
        
POSITION SUMMARY:
The Annual Fund Associate provides comprehensive support for CTC’s individual giving efforts. Specifically, this position works closely with the Sr. Manager of Individual Giving and Director of Development to create and execute solicitation, acknowledgement, and engagement strategies. The Annual Fund Associate will be responsible for overseeing timely and accurate benefit fulfillment.
 
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
• Support the creation of cost-effective annual appeal fund strategies by assisting in the development of campaigns from original concept to delivery. Efforts include:
     o Draft copy/images for: solicitation letters, electronic appeals, telefunding efforts, social media, fundraising campaigns, CTC website, subscription campaign, and integrated asks within ticket/class purchases
     o Serve as a key liaison with marketing team for direct mail, electronic appeals, video, and social media design needs
     o Coordinate relationships with vendors, such as mail houses, printers or telefunding agencies
     o Work closely with Sr. Manager of Individual Giving to monitor giving trends, and build a pipeline of engaged Community Circle donors who have the capacity to be cultivated to the Luminary Circle 
• Assist with stewardship and cultivation activities for individual donors, including overseeing benefit fulfillment, drafting acknowledgement letters, making thank you calls, and participating in events
• Efficiently record and report on donor information and fundraising activities in Tessitura
     o Support the Sr. Manager of Individual Giving in data analysis and reporting
     o Pull reports and lists as necessary for review, solicitations, benefit fulfillment, and other needs as they arise
     o Together with other Individual Giving team members, research and implement best-practices regarding Tessitura’s moves management functionality, plans
     o Perform occasional data/gift entry and other tasks to ensure efficiency and timeliness of stewardship when Development Data Assistant is out of the office, and during peak times (Give to the Max Day)
     o Maintain accurate and up-to-date donor records in Tessitura
• Support the creation of development donor communications, and coordinate with other departments to ensure integration of development messaging in CTC collateral
     o Coordinate the production of quarterly donor newsletter
     o Lead development department social media efforts; represent development team in CTC’s social media working group, execute development department’s ongoing social media presence and in support of annual giving campaigns
     o Draft copy/images for development content in production programs
     o Collaborate with marketing to include development messaging in CTC’s online journal, Off Book
     o Coordinate content on CTC’s website related to individual giving efforts, including the creation and maintenance of temporary webpages related to specific campaigns as needed (GTMD)
     o Draft copy/images for other miscellaneous projects as assigned including but not limited to; sections of the annual report, donor care letters, donor surveys, pre- and post-show emails, development asks in CTC’s online purchase path, and development/institutional messaging in subscription on-sale materials
• Accept and implement other specific assignments as directed
 
POSITION QUALIFICATIONS:
• Bachelor’s degree in related field, or equivalent experience
• 2 years’ experience working in a development department, with a general understanding of annual funds and development/fundraising programs
• Exceptional written and oral communication skills
• Familiarity with donor databases; experience with Tessitura preferred
• Technical proficiency with Microsoft Office products
• Proven ability to coordinate multiple projects and meet deadlines in a fast-paced work environment
• Creative mindset who is always exploring new ideas and excited to problem solve
• Ability to work independently and collaborate as a team
• Willingness to take initiative, and a desire to grow in the position
• Mature judgment and the ability to maintain confidential information
• Excellent customer service skills
• A passion for the arts
 
 TO APPLY
Please send a cover letter, resume and a writing sample to Andrew Robertson at jobs@childrenstheatre.org.


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

POSITION SUMMARY:
Reporting to the Director of Development, the Special Events Manager is responsible for planning and implementing all development department events including but not limited to the Curtain Call Ball (CCB), BizArts Luncheon, campaign events, opening night receptions and parties, cultivation lunches and breakfasts, meet the artist events and other donor recognition events. Responsibilities include planning, committee oversight, volunteer recruitment and management, budget management, ticket sales, overseeing the solicitation of silent and live auction items, managing vendors, board member, donor and internal staff relationships, and overall event execution.
 
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
CURTAIN CALL BALL (70%)
• In partnership with Director of Development and Managing Director, identify and recruit CCB co-chairs; in partnership with co-chairs, recruit and oversee sub-committee chairs and other members of volunteer committee 
• Hire and supervise full-time CCB intern (May – September)
• Attend and coordinate details for all CCB committee meetings, including confirming dates, setting up room, sending email reminders, and drafting and distributing minutes
• Provide customer/donor service for Patrons and other ticket buyers
• Oversee and manage silent, live and fund-a-need auctions, including: working with auction committee, development team and CCB intern to solicit and acknowledge auction donors; maintaining accurate records of items donated; developing descriptions of all silent and live auction packages/items
• In partnership with CTC Marketing team, oversee and coordinate the production of all CCB collateral, (i.e. save-the-date postcard, mailed invitation, event program, thank you letters, and other materials as needed), including content development and writing, list pulls, mail house coordination, etc.
• Work with Corporate Relations Manager to develop and market event sponsorship packages
• In partnership with CTC Marketing team, develop and execute marketing/communications plan for the event, including timeline and content for website launch, social media campaigns and public relations
• Research, select and coordinate vendor relationships
• Attend all CCB production meetings; take lead where needed to ensure event logistics and artistic vision are on track and responsibilities are clear
• Draft and implement post-event communication plan, including thank you notes and calls, survey of guests and sponsors, photos on social media, etc.
• Oversee coordination of volunteers
• Maintain complete, accurate and organized records about all aspects of the event throughout the planning process
• Assist with post-event clean-up (moving items to storage; distributing remaining auction items; coordinating staff auction, etc.)
 
OTHER DEVELOPMENT EVENTS (including Business & Arts Luncheon) (30%)
• Support the development and implementation of events designed to attract new donors and engage current donors, including reunions, tours, receptions, lectures, open houses and other types of events
• Set, manage and report on revenue and expense budgets
• Work with production staff to plan, manage and implement event logistics including timeline, program, lights, sound, etc.
• Coordinate all aspects of events including venue selection, invitation printing and mailing, décor, talent, catering, room set-up and break-down, etc.
• Work with Development & Campaign Coordinator, who will assist with defining and pulling mailing lists, taking RSVPs and helping with follow-up calls or post-event thank you notes as needed 
• File timely reports, maintain accurate records, and provide updated information for database reporting as appropriate
• Source and select vendors, including caterers, rentals, and equipment providers
• Submit requests for support from other departments (maintenance, marketing, production, education)
• Act as liaison between other departments and development for event-related matters
• Accept and implement other specific assignments as directed
 
POSITION QUALIFICATIONS:
EDUCATION
• Bachelor’s degree from accredited college or university.
 
 EXPERIENCE
• 3 – 5 years development event leadership experience
• Demonstrated success in relationship building, both internally with colleagues and externally with donors, board members and volunteers
• Demonstrated experience and success in project and volunteer management
• Demonstrated experience in event planning and management
• Previous experience managing development or sales professional staff
  
 SKILLS AND ABILITIES
• Commitment to and enthusiasm for theatre, youth services and the arts.
• Strong written and verbal communication/negotiation skills
• Flexible, focused and well-organized team player and driver who is able to prioritize and multi-task
• Must be computer literate on Microsoft Word and Excel.
• Knowledge of Tessitura
• Available to work weekends and evenings
 
TO APPLY
Please send a cover letter and resume to Andrew Robertson, Director of Human Resources at jobs@childrenstheatre.org.


Assistant Technical Director

POSITION SUMMARY:
The Assistant Technical Director is responsible for assisting the Technical Director in the preparation and organization of technical information pertaining to the scenery of any given production, through collaboration with the design team and the other production departments, working from knowledge of standard theatrical technical design.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
• Draft technical drawings for all scenic elements based on the designer drawings, using AutoCAD 3D modeling, so they can be built by the shop staff or by subcontracted labor.
• Solve technical and design challenges using a wide variety of construction materials and methods used in the theater to implement in technical designs.
• Assist with budgeting and cost estimating of labor and materials for each production.
• Assist in managing shop workflow, so that a variety of projects can be done cooperatively and efficiently.
• Order materials and supplies for the Scene Shop.
• Attend weekly production meetings and assist the Technical Director with communicating production information to the scenic designer and Scene Shop Staff.
• Attend technical rehearsals and notes sessions as needed.
• Lead strike and load-ins as needed.
• Archive information about each production and on the theatrical venues for future reference.
• Assist in managing the scene shop personnel to promote a safe, healthy, and productive working environment.


POSITION REQUIREMENTS:
• Bachelor’s Degree with 5 years or more of experience in regional theater or commercial scenery production, M.F.A. in Technical Direction or related field preferred, or a combination of equivalent experience and training. Experience with IATSE crews is a plus.
• Proficient in AutoCAD 2016 or later, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook), basic Photoshop skills.
• Requires excellent organizational, problem solving, and communication skills.
• Working knowledge of construction drafting techniques, simple engineering, and structures.
• Working knowledge of basic scenic carpentry, welding, rigging, sewing, hydraulics, pneumatics, and theatrical automation to draw upon for creating technical designs.
• Ability to lead and/or supervise crews of carpenters to get work done efficiently and safely.

POSITION STATUS:

Full time, exempt. Includes comprehensive benefits plan.

APPLICATION DEADLINE AND START DATE:

Applications accepted until the position is filled. The projected start date is June 1.


TO APPLY:

Email letter of interest and resume, in pdf format, with “ATD” in the subject line to Andrew Robertson, Director of Human Resources, at productionjobs@childrenstheatre.org



Costume Director

 
Children’s Theatre Company is seeking a dynamic professional with a passion for the arts and all aspects of costuming to serve as Costume Director. This department head position will lead and be responsible for all aspects of costume production for all of our performances.  Reporting to the Production Manager and working closely with both the Artistic Director and Guest Directors and Designers this position supervises and oversees the costume shop and wardrobe staff.
 
About Children’s Theatre Company
 
The mission of Children’s Theatre Company is to create extraordinary theatre experiences that educate, challenge and inspire young people and their communities.
For over 50 years, Children’s Theatre Company (CTC) has created extraordinary theatre experiences that educate, challenge and inspire. The first theatre for multi-generational audiences to win a Tony© Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre, CTC has welcomed more than 11 million people and is one of the nation’s top 20 regional theatres. CTC is recognized as the nation’s premier theatre for multigenerational audiences serving over 250,000 audiences and artists annually and as a primary developer of new audiences for the arts.
 
During the 2017-18 season, CTC is producing six performances in its main stage programming that include four musicals and two world premieres.  CTC productions feature top ranked directors, designers and Equity actors from the region and the nation, including costume designers Martin Pakeldinaz, Helen Huang, Linda Cho, Eduardo Sicangco and Jessica Jahn.  Through our new play development program, CTC commissions, develops and brings new work to the stage advancing the canon of work for young audiences.  Over the past 20 years, more than 47 new works have been commissioned, developed and produced at CTC.  As a leader in the field, we are committed to ensuring our work has a future life through national partnerships, tours, transfers and licensing via our Plays for Young Audiences licensing division. 
 
Under the strong leadership of Artistic Director Peter Brosius and Managing Director Kimberly Motes, the theatre is poised for growth organizationally and in its reach locally and nationally.  With an annual budget of over $12.5 million and an endowment of $11.5 million, CTC is financially solid with seven years of balanced budgets.  CTC has two theatre spaces: its 747-seat proscenium United Health Group mainstage, designed in 1974 by Kenzo Tange; and its flexible, 298-seat Cargill Stage, designed by Michael Graves.
 
DESCRIPTION OF MINNEAPOLIS AND THE TWIN CITIES METRO AREA
Minneapolis and the Twin Cities area has a thriving and vibrant arts scene.  The Twin Cities metro area is one of the largest theatre markets in the country, with over 200 theatres.  Minnesota year in and year out ranks near the top nationwide in federal and state arts funding and has a strong history of private arts philanthropy. 
 
The Twin Cities area is the second largest economic center in the Midwest and is annually ranked as a top area in terms of quality of life.  It is home to several restaurants and chefs that are James Beard nominees or winners.  The Minneapolis park system has been called the best-designed, best-financed and best-maintained in America. 
 
POSITION SUMMARY
Direct all areas of costume production including costume construction, wigs, crafts, accessories and wardrobe for season shows, touring shows and ancillary projects.  Responsibilities include: budgeting; scheduling; communicating with costume designers; hiring, supervision and management of staff and over-hire personnel; maintaining equipment, shop and stock. Assist designers in selection of materials to meet budget and artistic needs. Work with Stage Managers and Wardrobe Supervisors to establish all backstage costume needs. Serve as liaison and manage CTC interests in Costume Rentals, a costume rental subsidiary of the Guthrie Theater.  The Costume Director works closely with the Artistic Director, Production Manager, other Production Department heads as well as with Guest Directors and Designers.
 
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
• Work with Production Manager in development of all costume budgets, including materials, labor, stock and equipment budgets on departmental and on show by show basis. Oversee tracking of expenditures for materials and labor and update projections monthly.
• Complete material and labor estimate for each design prior to build period.
• Work closely with Costume Designer and Production Manager to accomplish desired designs within established budget.
• Create project calendars and make all work assignments to shop staff on show by show basis.
• Work with shop staff to determine best approach to realizing designs to meet artistic goals, production deadlines and budgets.
• Hire, schedule and oversee staff to meet production and budget goals and deadlines. 
• Review and approve staff timecards for payroll.
• Conduct performance reviews with costume and wardrobe staff.
• Oversee safe operation, maintenance and repair of costume shop facilities and equipment.
• Establish and maintain high quality standards for all work produced in the costume shop.
• Order and shop for materials and stock as needed to meet production needs.
• Attend production and staff meetings.
• Facilitate rehearsal process by providing rehearsal garments and accessories, attending rehearsals and run-throughs as needed prior to tech week.
• Attend technical dress rehearsals and previews as assigned. Take and distribute notes.
• Work with Stage Management and Wardrobe Supervisor to create costume plots, piece lists and dressing lists.
• Work with Wardrobe staff to create care and maintenance instruction lists for costume pieces.
• Schedule designer shop visits.
• Work with Stage Management to schedule all costume fittings for actors.
• Supervise creation of all costume archives and show documentation.
• Serve as costume coordinator in the absence of a costume designer on all remounted productions.  Responsible for selecting materials and supervising re-creation of original designs.
• Supervise understudy fittings and make decisions on how to best represent the design.
• Work as needed with other department heads on production pieces with departmental overlaps.
• Co-ordinate Curtain Call Ball (development gala fundraiser) costume design, acquisition and fittings.
• Facilitate costume needs for all PR/Marketing, Development and other organizational requests when possible.
• Oversee production and acquisition of costumes and accessories for Theatre Arts Training Junior and Senior Intensive Productions.  Supervise staff and interns working on education productions.
• Research and recommends equipment and facility improvements for capital expenditures.
• Create and maintain a positive and supportive work environment for designers, staff and guest artists.
 
QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
• Minimum of five years of experience as Costume Director or Shop Manager. 
• Facility with Word, Excel, Outlook, Photoshop or Paint Shop or equivalent.
• Experience in all aspects of costume production, management, budgeting and scheduling including draping, knowledge of fabrics, dying and wig techniques. Extensive experience managing people. Valid driver’s license.
• Ability to engender a positive workplace environment.  Strong ally and advocate for costume designer.  Problem solver with creative and innovative solutions.
 
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.
 
COMPENSATION
Starting pay will be competitive with market pay for this position and will be commensurate with experience.  The range of benefits includes medical, vision and dental insurance, long-term and short-term disability insurance, life insurance, paid time off, and access to 403 (b) retirement plan. 
 
TO APPLY
Interested candidates are invited to submit a resume, cover letter and salary requirements to Andrew Robertson, Director of Human Resources via productionjobs@childrenstheatre.org.  Please include the name of the position for which you are applying in the subject line of the email.


Director of Community Partnerships and Inclusion

 
Children’s Theatre Company is seeking a dynamic professional with a passion for the arts and/or youth development and equity, diversity and inclusion to serve as Director of Community Partnerships and Inclusion. This senior level position will lead, plan and implement the strategic direction for the ACT One program which is CTC's cohesive platform for access, diversity, and inclusion in our audiences, our programs, our staff as well as partnerships in key communities.  This position will also lead and develop our community partnerships to create mutually beneficial relationships with key communities.  Reporting to the Managing Director and working closely with both the Managing and Artistic Director, this position contributes to institutional planning and strategy to provide guidance for annual and long term goals.
 
About Children’s Theatre Company
 
The mission of Children’s Theatre Company is to create extraordinary theatre experiences that educate, challenge and inspire young people and their communities.
For over 50 years, Children’s Theatre Company (CTC) has created extraordinary theatre experiences that educate, challenge and inspire. The first theatre for multi-generational audiences to win a Tony© Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre, CTC has welcomed more than 11 million people and is one of the nation’s top 20 regional theatres. CTC is recognized as the nation’s premier theatre for multigenerational audiences serving over 250,000 audiences and artists annually and as a primary developer of new audiences for the arts.
 
During the 2017-18 season, CTC is producing six performances in its main stage programming that include four musicals and two world premieres.  CTC productions feature top ranked directors, designers and Equity actors from the region and the nation, many of whom also work regularly on the stages of major LORT theatres in the area. Through our new play development program, CTC commissions, develops and brings new work to the stage advancing the canon of work for young audiences.  Over the past 20 years, more than 47 new works have been commissioned, developed and produced at CTC.  As a leader in the field, we are committed to ensuring our work has a future life through national partnerships, tours, transfers and licensing via our Plays for Young Audiences licensing division. 
 
CTC’s robust engagement and learning programs annually serve more than 85,000 students ages 2-18. Theatre Arts Training serves nearly 5,000 arts learners each year to build theatre-making skills through sequenced classes during the school year and summer for students at all skill levels. Our nationally recognized Neighborhood Bridges program works in over 30 public school classrooms each year delivering three grade-specific curriculum tracks—Neighborhood Bridges (grade school), Building Bridges (kindergarten), and Early Bridges (preschool). Offering both an intensive, in-depth residency model and shorter, more flexible learning opportunities, Neighborhood Bridges programs bring high-quality, research-based theatre arts and storytelling activities into the classroom, empowering students to become the storytellers of their own lives.  A new program, “Arts as Intervention” is a residency model aimed at supporting the healthy development of young children who have experienced trauma and/or toxic stress.  Our student matinee program offers special school-day performances that allow student groups to attend one or more of our six productions this year.
 
Under the strong leadership of Artistic Director Peter Brosius and Managing Director Kimberly Motes, the theatre is poised for growth organizationally and in its reach locally and nationally.  With an annual budget of over $12.5 million and an endowment of $11.5 million, CTC is financially solid with seven years of balanced budgets.  CTC has two theatre spaces: its 747-seat proscenium United Health Group mainstage, designed in 1974 by Kenzo Tange; and its flexible, 298-seat Cargill Stage, designed by Michael Graves.
 
ABOUT ACT ONE
 
ACT One is CTC's cohesive platform for access, diversity, and inclusion in our audiences, our programs, our staff, and our board. Three interdependent words of action guide our commitment to a future when our theatre is a home for all people, all families, reflective of our community: Access, Connect, Transform.
 
CTC believes that the theatre can be a powerful force to illuminate connections, create common bonds, and to transform lives by building bridges to empathy, understanding, inclusion, and opportunity. Historically, many have been excluded from participating in the theatre due to implications of racism, discrimination, bias and classism. The cost of tickets, accessibility for those with disabilities, and a lack of welcome and invitation to communities of color have created further barriers both real and perceived.
 
As the national leader in the field of theatre for young audiences and their communities, CTC recognizes the urgent need to address these past injustices and inequities on an institutional level. ACT One is our plan to accomplish this internal and external transformation. Access, Connect, Transform.
 
ACCESS: The goal of CTC's Access programs is to identify and mitigate real and perceived barriers to participation for all underserved populations, including cost, transportation, accessibility, language, and unfamiliarity with the value of theatre. Our annual reach through Access is 80,000, more than one-third of our audience each season.
 
CTC will measure success when our audiences, classes and camps, staff, artists, and board reflect the rich diversity of our state and include people from a wider range of:
• Economic Status
• People of Color
• People with varying abilities
• Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity
 
CONNECT: CTC will increase the number of deep and ongoing partnerships that we have in the community. Community connections sharpen CTC’s focus on establishing ways that the value and relevance of theatre connects to the assets and needs of our ever changing community. Over 5,000 attendees each season come to us through connections with diverse service organizations in our community. Every community connection begins as an opportunity for access, and builds when we create opportunities for meaningful, mutually beneficial co-learning and collaboration.
 
CTC will measure success when we expand, deepen, and sustain community partnerships with organizations representing a wider range of:
• Economic Status
• People of Color
• People with Disabilities
• Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity
 
TRANSFORM: CTC will transform into a more diverse and inclusive organization. To stay vibrant and true to our vision, CTC will regularly assess our established practices, messaging, and habits to see how and where we must change. CTC will foster a culture of curiosity that confronts conscious and subconscious discrimination and exclusion and celebrates diversity in our work, our audience, ourselves. Success will be measured when every area of our institution represents and includes a wider range of economic status, race, ethnicity, people with disabilities, sexual orientation, and gender identity, and when we know our work’s relevance to our community. Live theatre has the power to transform lives, and CTC is committed to being an agent of change both internally and externally.
 
Building upon the strengths of past and present work, ACT One moves forward with a cohesive platform to deepen and expand our initiatives, transform CTC and our community, and be the future we imagine.

DESCRIPTION OF MINNEAPOLIS AND THE TWIN CITIES METRO AREA
 
Minneapolis and the Twin Cities area has a thriving and vibrant arts scene.  The Twin Cities metro area is one of the largest theatre markets in the country, with over 200 theatres.  Minnesota year in and year out ranks near the top nationwide in federal and state arts funding and has a strong history of private arts philanthropy. 
The Twin Cities area is the second largest economic center in the Midwest and is annually ranked as a top area in terms of quality of life.  It is home to several restaurants and chefs that are James Beard nominees or winners.  The Minneapolis park system has been called the best-designed, best-financed and best-maintained in America. 
 
POSITION SUMMARY
 
The Director of Community Partnerships and Inclusion will lead the development and implementation of our ACT One vision through the creation of an effective plan and strategy that brings to fruition CTC’s new three-year strategic plan goals for diversity and inclusion and community engagement to achieve increased representation, relationship building and partnership with four key communities (LGBTQ, communities of color, low socio-economic and people with disabilities) throughout our organization and audience.  The Director will engage with staff and artists to build a welcoming and inclusive culture for our audiences, artists, volunteers and staff.  They will assess potential barriers and develop strategies focused on recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce. This position is a member of the senior staff team and will work with the Diversity, Inclusion and Human Capital Committee of the Board of Directors to realize the goals of the committee.
 
Working closely with executive leadership, senior staff, and the board committee, the Director will operationalize diversity and inclusion work by building cross-cultural organizational competencies, awareness and skills, aligned with CTC's mission. The Director also initiates, develops and grows community relationships to increase equitable inclusion of diverse audiences, artists, staff, and businesses building those relationships to sustainable, mutually beneficial partnerships that result in greater participation. They will provide critical guidance and support to HR and hiring managers with recruitment and hiring efforts focused on attracting diverse candidates. This position will work with HR and senior leadership to continuously build an inclusive culture, with Development to create proposals and raise funds for CTC programs that increase equity, diversity and inclusion and community partnerships and with Marketing and Communications on institutional messaging and sharing outcomes of ACT One work. This job also coordinates appropriate policies, systems, and structures with HR and leadership to fully implement ACT One planning and oversees ongoing assessment, evaluation, and measurement related to ACT One outcomes and goals.
 
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
 
Strategic Leadership
• Lead, develop and implement ACT One vision that aligns and supports CTC’s Strategic Plan 2020
• Build collective institution-wide and community-wide strategies that support ACT One
• Promote and foster CTC’s commitment to a climate of equity and inclusion
• Partner with Development to identify grant funding for key ACT One projects such as the ACT Pass program, Sensory Friendly programming, etc.
• Provide staff leadership to the Diversity, Inclusion and Human Capital Committee of the Board of Directors to achieve Strategic Plan 2020 and ACT One vision
Implementation of ACT One
• Implement activities to increase participation rates by four targeted communities of ACT One (LGBTQ, Communities of Color, Low Socio-economic, People with Disabilities) each year that results in measurable increased representation on staff and stage, as volunteers and as audience members. 
• Implement accessible program services for people with disabilities
• Oversee the Howard Fellow including the application process, selection process, development of the year long experience and evaluation
 
Community Partnerships and Engagement
• Develop framework of community partnership models of engagement at CTC to ensure meaningful, mutually beneficial partnerships
• Engage key organizations serving targeted ACT One audiences and implement programs that are relevant to those communities
• Increase the number of partnerships involved in the life of the theatre and identify funding sources for these efforts where applicable
• Devise strategies and opportunities for deeper engagement of leaders within key communities
• Recommend as appropriate, prospective Board of Directors members from key communities
 
Leadership and Guidance on Internal EDI Efforts
• Participate in and advise on recruiting efforts for hiring to ensure a diverse applicant pool for every position in the organization
• Provide tools and strategies for managers as well as ongoing training on diverse recruiting and hiring
• In partnership with HR, develop and manage strategies for creating a more inclusive culture at CTC
• Determine internal employee involvement in ACT One efforts; develop and encourage appropriate staff committees and groups to increase staff participation in ACT One
• Develop and implement professional development for staff related to creating a diverse and inclusive organization
 
Assessment and Evaluation
• Implement and lead assessments and evaluations that measure quantitative and qualitative progress of ACT One initiatives regarding audience, staff and volunteers and provide reports and analysis based on findings
• In partnership with Marketing and Audience Services, devise ways to measure the diversity of the audience and the degree to which we provide an inclusive experience for our audiences
 
EXPERIENCE
 
• Bachelor’s degree or higher
• 7+ years of experience in non-profit administration; experience in an arts and culture organization a plus
• Experience working on issues of equity, diversity and inclusion with demonstrated success in creating a more inclusive organization; in-depth knowledge of the benefits of diversity; commitment to consistently developing a higher level of cultural competence
• Experience building significant community partnerships; community organizing experience a plus
• Leadership of institutional initiatives and/or new program development 
• Experience collaborating with a team, building consensus, in an environment that is responsive to needs and assets of multiple stakeholders
• Experience building meaningful, mutually beneficial community partnerships
• Experience working with diverse communities (LGBTQ, Disability, Low Income, Communities of Color); in cross-cultural competencies, equity/social justice work 
• Grant and budget management experience
• Outcomes-driven project management
 
SKILLS & ABILITIES
 
• Commitment to the vision and mission of CTC; our ACT One vision; commitment to equity for children and families in TC community
• Strong interpersonal skills; listening skills and high emotional intelligence
• Gifted facilitator and convener; proactive leadership and communication skills
• Ability to identify partnership and collaboration opportunities
• Ability to align CTC mission with diverse community organizations and interests
• Ability to help others identify opportunities for increased diversity and inclusion efforts in their work
• Consensus building approach to organizing community partnerships and programs
• Ability to manage cross-departmental priorities, manage and resolve conflicts, facilitate constructive dialogue
• Attention to details: budget management, grant reporting, data collection
• Perseverance and resiliency
• Data analysis and survey development
• Ability to speak languages in addition to English a plus
• Knowledge and experience with Excel, Word, Powerpoint is required; knowledge of Tessitura and Sharepoint is a plus
 
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.
 
COMPENSATION
 
Starting pay for this position will be competitive with market pay for this position and will be commensurate with experience.  The range of benefits includes medical, vision and dental insurance, long-term and short-term disability insurance, life insurance, paid time off, and access to 403 (b) retirement plan. 
 
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.


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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