Job Openings

Led by Artistic Director Peter C Brosius and Managing Director Tim Jennings, Children’s Theatre Company (CTC) is the world’s leading theatre for young people and their families and is one of the 20 largest producing theatres in the United States. A winner of the regional Tony Award, 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.

As a national leader in the field of theater for young audiences, Children’s Theatre Company is dedicated to increasing 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 when our theatre is a home for all people, all families, reflective of our community.

Information on Internships can be found here.

Current Openings
Development/Events Assistant
Corporate Relations Coordinator
PR & Marketing Assistant
Jr. Graphic Designer / Production Artist

Position Title: Development/Events Assistant

CTC has a great opportunity for a Development/Event Assistant to support the development office for all events and supports the work of a large team of development, creative and production professionals and volunteers to execute the Curtain Call Ball, CTC’s annual gala.

  • Work closely with creative, production and development teams to plan and execute events
  • Support all aspects of the Curtain Call Ball:  monitor event planning timeline, committee work and minutes, donor acknowledgement, materials production, promotions, post-event clean up
  • Support other events, tracking RSVP’s, guest registration, check-in, seating arrangements
  • Maintain complete, accurate records of event details
  • Coordinate vendor selection, materials production and event follow up communications
  • Provide comprehensive administrative support to the development team; copying, faxing, filing, report preparation, database entry and report generation
Qualifications and Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field, with 1 +  year development and/or event planning experience
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills
  • MS Office and database proficiency. Knowledge of fundraising software preferred
  • Ability to work independently, set priorities and complete work on time and with accuracy
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Mature judgment and the ability to maintain confidential information
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Ability to work some nights and weekends
  • A passion for the arts
Position status: Full Time
Submit resumes to: Annie Nelson, Development.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Deadline for submittal:  May 15, 2015

Position Title: Corporate Relations Coordinator

Development has a fantastic opportunity available supporting the corporate giving area of our Development team. This position is ideal for a highly motivated, energetic individual who loves working with people and is looking for an opportunity that will let them use their skills in networking, sales, customer service, or other community-facing roles to connect members of the local business community with the mission and work of Children’s Theatre Company.

  • Implement and support an effective, comprehensive and ongoing corporate sponsorship program
  • Maintain and grow a portfolio of small and mid-sized companies giving to CTC
  • Identify and research prospects, build relationships, and solicit sponsorships
  • Coordinate corporate donor benefit fulfillment
  • Partner with Marketing, Audience Services and Development staff to coordinate events and design compelling corporate donor benefit packages.
  • Develop and implement creative methods to acquire new corporate donors
  • Serve on the Silent Auction and Backstage Bash committees for the annual Curtain Call Ball fundraising event


  • College degree in a related field (business, communications, marketing)
  • 2 + years’ experience implementing customer service, sales or fundraising plans
  • Prior success securing sales or financial contributions from businesses
  • Exceptional relationship-building and customer service skills
  • Ability and desire to thrive in a fast-paced, detail –oriented and deadline-driven environment
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office software; understanding of fundraising databases (Tessitura preferred)
  • Commitment to the mission of Children’s Theatre Company
Other Skills/Attributes:   Entrepreneurial thinker; excellent communicator; fearless networker; strong desire to learn and grow in position; knowledge of the Twin Cities business community.

Position status: Full Time
Submit resumes to: Kate Duffy, Development.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Deadline for submittal:  April 24, 2015

Position Title: PR & Marketing Assistant
Marketing has a great entry-level opportunity for an enthusiastic, organized person who is interested in learning about arts administration and marketing.

Primary Duties:

  • Provide administrative assistance to the Marketing Department
  • Coordinate advertising program sales and service (entails some cold calling)
  • Assist with organizing and coordinating promotional events and appearances
  • Maintain department expense budget, take meeting minutes, track project status and tasks

If you are good at:

  • Being detail-oriented, organized and meeting deadlines
  • Working in a fast-paced and collaborative environment
  • Trying out new skills, showing initiative and asking questions
  • MS Word, Excel and Internet (database skills a plus)

CTC is willing to teach:

  • Specific marketing skills. Copy writing, scheduling, design requests, research, metrics
  • Advertising program sales techniques
  • Events planning and logistics
A valid Driver’s License is required for this position.

Position status: Full Time
Submit resume to: Jessica Brooks, Marketing. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Deadline for submittal: April 20, 2015

Jr. Graphic Designer / Production Artist

Children’s Theatre Company has an outstanding opportunity for an entry-level design professional eager to learn while creating and implementing campaign strategies. The Jr. Designer has opportunities to:

  • Collaborate with marketing and administrative teams on concepts and production design
  • With direction, develop concepts and execute designs
  • Deliver both print and digital assets for integrated marketing campaigns
  • Employ production design skills in creating original branding and using existing schemes to deliver a variety of web, email and print marketing assets

The ideal candidate for this position will be enthusiastic, collaborative and will thrive in a fast-paced environment. S/he will also possess:

  • BA / BFA in Graphic Design
  • Understanding of typography, layout, form and color
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite including Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop
  • Possessing creative versatility and attention to detail
  • Enthusiastic and eager to learn
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to perform both independently and in a group with comfort
  • Working knowledge of print production preferred, but not required
  • Knowledge of HTML an asset, but not required

The Application Process:
Please send your cover letter, resume, and digital portfolio to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. (Subject line should read “Jr. Graphic Designer/Production Artist”). No phone calls please.

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