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.
This position is responsible for implementing an effective, comprehensive and ongoing corporate sponsorship program on behalf of Children's Theatre Company. In addition to reaching a corporate sponsorships goal of $552,000, this position is also responsible for maintaining and growing a portfolio of small and mid-sized companies contributing to CTC’s overall corporate fundraising goal of $1.5M. Responsibilities include identification and research of prospects, relationship building, solicitation, and stewardship of corporate gifts and sponsorships. The Corporate Engagement Manager also collaborates with Marketing and Audiences Services staff to coordinate events designed to cultivate and steward corporations.
Working under the supervision of the Associate Director of Development, Institutional Giving, the Corporate Engagement Manager assists in the development of annual and long range plans for securing corporate gifts (specifically focusing on growing our base of support from smaller companies) and all sponsorships (program, show, and event). This position also cultivates prospects and maintains positive partner relationships with corporate contacts.
• Prepare sponsorship packets and other materials to support leadership and other CTC staff in soliciting high-level sponsorships
• Implement and improve systems to identify, solicit (often through in-person asks), steward, and recognize corporate sponsors/donors at all levels, with a focus on new donor acquisition
• Develop and implement creative methods of acquiring new corporate donors including personal outreach, direct mail, special events, and unique benefits packages
• Oversee event management services, when applicable, for corporate buyouts and large group clients
• Work closely with marketing department to establish creative benefit packages for corporate donors
• Coordinate benefit fulfillment for sponsors, including recognition, hospitality, and other benefits as appropriate
• Serve on the Curtain Call Ball committee
• Monitor industry trends and organizational progress, assess new business opportunities, and assist in developing strategic recommendations
• File timely contact reports, maintain accurate records, and provide updated information for database reporting as appropriate
• Serve as a member of the overall development team by collaborating with colleagues across disciplines on donor strategies
• Serve on committees and attend staff meetings as directed
• Accept and implement other specific assignments that advance the mission of the theater as required, such as building relationships with corporate employee resource or affinity groups
• Professional experience in a related field, preferably implementing customer service, sales, or fundraising plans
• Demonstrated experience in securing sales or financial contributions from corporations and small businesses including identification, cultivation, and solicitation
• Demonstrated experience in relationship management and stewardship
• Demonstrated experience in planning and implementing events
• Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects, meeting deadlines and goals
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications
• Understanding of fundraising software; experience with Tessitura a plus
• Understanding of basic marketing and communications strategies and tactics
• Commitment to and enthusiasm for fundraising for theatre, youth services, and the arts
• Energetic, highly-motivated worker with great people skills
• Strong ability to build and maintain relationships, including an aptitude for engaging and motivating others
• Entrepreneurial thinker with ability to make connections and maximize opportunities
• Ability to balance frequent meetings and events outside the office with day-to-day work demands
• Ability to work independently and as a productive member of the development team
• Excellent communication, presentation, and analytical skills
• Highly organized, with a strong attention to detail
• Ability to coordinate and prioritize multiple projects to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
• Mature judgment and ability to maintain confidential information
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.
Safety and Security Associates are responsible for ensuring the safety and security of patrons, staff, and visitors to Children’s Theatre Company.
• Monitor and review CTC buildings and grounds to ensure they are safe and secure
• Provide a welcoming atmosphere for all guests and staff
• Ensure only authorized staff, students, and visitors are permitted into the facility and all guests have signed in
• Resolve any security incidents, and in the events of an elevated security incident, notify the police department to ensure the safety of staff and patrons in CTC facilities. Document all happenings in daily shift reports.
• Be aware of all fire, safety and access procedures and implement the appropriate responses related to those situations.
• Complete tasks at the Stage Door to ensure efficient and productive daily operations.
• Communicate with House Manager, Performance Supervisors, and Ticket Office Supervisor during performances
• Project the brand image of CTC through actions and behaviors at the Stage Door and Front Lobby
Excellent communication skills. Ability to work with diverse individuals and groups. Availability to work nights and weekends. Previous building security experience and experience working with the general public. Previous experience with computer monitored security systems and facility monitoring.
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.
• Previous security and safety experience
• Customer service experience including working with diverse groups of people
• Ability to quickly learn institutional programs such as Paycom and security cameras.
The position is required to be certified in CPR/AED/First Aid. Training is provided for candidates who do not already possess this certification. This position is also required to be certified in Active Shooter, Fire Evacuation, and Medical situation preparedness related to safety of guests and staff. Training is provided.
This position is located at the Stage Door. This position can expect constant contact with the public and varying noise levels.
Please send a cover letter and resume to Andrew Robertson at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include the title of the position to which you are applying in the subject line of the email.
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.
Ideal candidate demonstrates an ability to work collaboratively in a team environment. Prefer a candidate with 2-3 years minimum experience as a Cutter/Draper required. First hands ready to move into a Cutter/Draper position will also be considered.
Send letter, resume, examples of work and list of references to:
Ellen Baker, Production Manager, Children’s Theatre Company
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.
Please send application letter and resume to email@example.com