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Mid (2-5 yrs exp)
The Technical Director oversees all technical aspects of RMTC’s robust schedule of theatrical productions and is responsible for:
- Leading and participating with a team in set and stage construction, to meet approved specifications on schedule and on budget for each project
- Collaboration with other production departments and creative teams to bring the artistic vision of each project to fruition
- Oversight and maintenance of the theatre’s technical facilities and assets
Now, entering our fifth year of programming, , MTF has announced our search for a Producing Artistic Director, who will lead the organization into the next phase of growth. The Producing Artistic Director will work under the guidance of the MTF Board of Directors and Founding Artistic Director, and alongside our General Manager to continue in working toward the organization’s programmatic intention, but will also lead the organization in crafting of new artistic programs, goals, and messaging.
Musical Theatre Factory Producing Artistic Director
The Producing Artistic Director is responsible for conceiving, developing, and implementing the artistic vision and programmatic focus of Musical Theatre Factory, and facilitating major decisions about the ongoing development of the creative values and activities of the organization; all in consultation with the Board of Directors, staff, and General Management.
Duties of the Producing Artistic Director include
Actively fundraise, and lead fundraising efforts, for the organization:
- Work with the Board of Directors to identify potential personal and institutional donors, cultivating potential donors through face-to-face interaction
- Identify strategic candidates to fill open seats on the Board of Directors
- Work with the Board of Directors, General Management, and Staff to establish and enact a fundraising plan that promotes growth of artistic programming
Develop, implement, and evaluate artistic programming of the MTF Assembly Line, working with General Management and additional staff to ensure all promised artistic needs are met in a timely and professional manner:
- Solicit and read submissions; selecting projects for participation in Writers’ Group
- Check in regularly with writers group facilitators to receive updates on the progress of participating artists, attend occasional meetings of the groups to assess and provide feedback on material
- Identify and recruit artists for other Assembly Line opportunities
- Check in regularly with Representation Roundtable facilitators to receive updates on the progress of participating artists, and when appropriate, attend occasional meetings to assess and provide feedback on material
- Identify and recruit artists for other Assembly Line opportunities
- Program and invite a season of guest hosts
- Identify participating artists and make them feel welcome at MTF
- Solicit and read submissions
- Assist with dramaturgy, casting, and creative staffing
- Moderate post-event discussions with participating writers in front of an audience
Joe’s Pub Concert Series
- Curate annual season of writer and performer showcases at Joe’s Pub at the Public Theater
- Identify works of promise and program a seasonal series
- Engage participating writers in a needs-assessment of their work to develop a focus or plan for each residency and follow-up on the process during each residency
- Assist with dramaturgy, casting, and creative staffing, and evaluate success of each residency with the writer and the creative team
- Serve as Executive Producer in developing strategy and overseeing the day to day operations and decision making
- Assist with dramaturgy, casting, and creative staffing
- Develop annual program budget with General Management, including existing programming, but also implementing new educational programs
- Regularly check in with the MTF Membership Committee and attend and moderate semi-annual community brainstorms to hear and respond to concerns from the membership;
- Contribute to the artistic evaluation of promotional, funding, and press materials;
- Hold regular office hours;
- Hire, supervise, evaluate artistic staff, and recruit writers, directors, performers, and other creatives to participate in the organization’s programming;
- Maintain active knowledge and community relationships with all participating artists, including writers, directors, performers, stage managers, designers, technicians, etc.
- Communicate regularly with MTF membership at large in the form of a personal message from the Artistic Director, and serve as a resource for artists who are working within MTF programming to provide support, feedback, and/or artistic input where requested;
- Connect with patrons at MTF events and ensure their satisfaction with their experience, and act as a spokesperson for MTF’s artistic purpose at public and social appearances, on social media, and other events;
- Foster the development of good relations with other theatrical and cultural organizations by participating in meetings and joint activities, and form an Artistic Advisory Board and consult with members regularly;
- Attend and participate in meetings of the MTF Board of Directors and provide comprehensive artistic updates;
The ideal candidate will have 3 or more years of artistic, producing, literary or other equivalent experience relevant to the above responsibilities. Candidates should have strong written and verbal communication skills; ability to organize and prioritize; excellent interpersonal skills, a working knowledge of, and relationships with, key players and organizations in the NYC musical theatre community; a good sense of humor; strong work ethic; a demonstrated history of working with artists of diverse backgrounds, and a proven interest and commitment to the development of new musicals free from the pressures of critical or commercial success.
While many strong candidates may come from a literary management, dramaturgy or producing background, candidates with core competencies to fit this job who come from other areas, such as direction, design, and management will be given strong consideration as well. This will be a flexible full-time position, and it is understood that candidates will pursue work outside of the position without impacting the ability to fulfill the responsibilities above.
The Producing Artistic Director will join a dedicated and talented team of passionate professionals. Musical Theatre Factory is committed to dismantling systemic hierarchies and furthering the ideals of equity and inclusivity. We strongly encourage candidates of color or those from underrepresented communities to apply.
Compensation is $35-$40k for the season, and the Producing Artistic Director will ideally begin part-time work with the Founding Artistic Director in May, 2018.
To apply, please submit a brief cover letter and resume to PADSearch@mtf.nyc with your name in the subject line. Applications will be accepted until March 1st.
We are seeking a New York based Grant Researcher, who would be charged with identifying and qualifying prospective institutional supporters: foundations, corporate funders, and government agencies.
This is an ideal role for an independent, hands-on, creative and entrepreneurial professional looking for a flexible, part-time, open-ended opportunity. Candidate will report to Executive Director and will also work directly with Producing Artistic Director and General Manager. We are seeking a candidate that will identify with our mission and work passionately to fulfill it in a collaborative team environment.
Prior experience in not-for-profit fundraising is required. Performing arts experience is preferred.
Position is that of an independent contractor. Fees to be commensurate with experience. Position will be filled as soon as possible.
Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to General Manager, Rico Cohen at firstname.lastname@example.org . Please include “Grant Researcher” in the subject line. No phone calls please.
Senior (5+ yrs exp)
Walnut Street Theatre Director of Development
Walnut Street Theatre, America’s oldest theatre and one of the nation’s most financially stable arts organizations with a $16M annual budget, is accepting resumes for the position of Director of Development. This senior management position reports to the President/Producing Artistic Director and is responsible for maintaining and growing a diverse portfolio of donors through the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of new and existing individual and institutional funders to achieve the organizations goals.
Key responsibilities include:
Annual Fund. Develop innovative campaigns to increase funding from individuals, corporations and foundations.
- Individuals/Major Gifts: Coordinate tele-fundraising, direct mail, major gifts, and planned giving solicitations. Plan and implement donor acknowledgement procedures as well as donor appreciation/cultivation events.
- Institutional Grants: Develop strategic vision for a wide array of grant opportunities. Identify and secure Sponsorships for Mainstage, Studio and WST for Kids series productions. Market and coordinate corporate box and premium seat sales programs.
- Fundraising Events: Oversee the implementation of a fall goods & services auction and a spring gala concert and reception. Work with Board and event committees to achieve goals.
Capital Campaign. Working with President/Producing Artistic Director and external consultants, supervise all capital campaign activities and staff including volunteer training and the identification, cultivation and solicitation of donor prospects.
Advocacy. Oversee work of lobbyist and coordinate trustee efforts to garner the support of City, State and Federal officials.
Board Management. Work collaboratively with trustees in committees and individually to strengthen institutional bonds and maximize the time, talents and connections in service to the theatre’s mission. In concert with the Board Chair and President/Producing Artistic Director, develop meeting agendas and reports. Provide assistance to Governance Chair in the management of trustee prospect process, including maintenance of a list of active candidates, updating prospect materials, and scheduling prospect interactions. Conduct new trustee orientations. Maintain records on trustee participation for Governance Committee evaluation purposes.
Relationship-Building. Represent the theatre to stakeholders and community-at-large. Work to engage a large and diverse community in the mission and programs of the theatre.
Annual Budgets. Create and monitor income and expense budgets for development department. Develop program budgets for various initiatives, as needed.
Staff Management. Supervise a team of three full-time employees and one apprentice.
- Superior verbal and written communication skills
- Experience working closely with a Board of Trustees and related committees
- Ability to initiate and build relationships with prospective donors, maintaining the highest degree of poise and professionalism
- Proven organizational skills including the ability to manage multiple tasks and projects simultaneously, meet deadlines, and produce high quality results
- Demonstrated results developing cultivation strategies and closing new gifts
- Demonstrated understanding of the best practices in fundraising and current philanthropic trends
- Knowledge of the Philadelphia business and philanthropic community
Cover letter and resume may be submitted to Bernard Havard, President/Producing Artistic Director of Walnut Street Theatre via: email@example.com
Entry (up to 2 yrs exp)
Walnut Street Theatre, America’s oldest theatre and one of the nation’s most financially stable non-profit arts organizations, is accepting resumes for the position of Assistant to the Controller. This position’s responsibilities include but are not limited to processing weekly payroll, employee benefits, workers compensation claims and unemployment paperwork, maintaining files, including invoices, personnel files, contracts and permanent files, and assisting the Controller in the day-to-day operations.
To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to Michael Armento, Controller at firstname.lastname@example.org No phone calls, please. EOE.