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.
Design and Digital Assistant
Annual Fund Associate
Special Events Manager
Assistant Technical Director
Director of Community Partnerships and Inclusion
Front of House Associate
Ticket Office Associate
Design and Digital Assistant
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.
• 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
• 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.
• 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
Please send a cover letter and resume to Andrew Robertson, Director of Human Resources at email@example.com. Please include the name of the position(s) to which you are applying in the subject line of the email.
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.
• 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
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
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
• 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
Please send a cover letter, resume and a writing sample to Andrew Robertson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.)
• 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
• Bachelor’s degree from accredited college or university.
• 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
Please send a cover letter and resume to Andrew Robertson, Director of Human Resources at email@example.com.
Assistant Technical Director
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.
• 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.
• 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.
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.
Email letter of interest and resume, in pdf format, with “ATD” in the subject line to Andrew Robertson, Director of Human Resources, at firstname.lastname@example.org
• 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.
• 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.
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.
Director of Community Partnerships and Inclusion
• Economic Status
• People of Color
• People with varying abilities
• Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity
• Economic Status
• People of Color
• People with Disabilities
• Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity
DESCRIPTION OF MINNEAPOLIS AND THE TWIN CITIES METRO AREA
• 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
• 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
• 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
• 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
• 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
• 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
• 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
Front of House Associate
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Work Schedule: Varies due to performance schedules
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.
• 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
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.
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.
• 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:
• 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.
MUST be available at least two weeknights and one weekend day during the run of performances.
Please send a cover letter and resume to Andrew Robertson at email@example.com. 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.
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.
- 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.
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 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.
High school diploma or equivalent required.
SKILLS & ABILITIES:
Must show a willingness to learn new technology and adapt easily to system changes.
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: firstname.lastname@example.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.