FULL-TIME POSITIONS

RESIDENT CARPENTER

RESIDENT CARPENTER
APPLICATION DEADLINE | September 30, 2017, OR UNTIL FILLED

 

The Carpenter is responsible for construction for all Lerner Theatre & Reeve Theatre productions and for maintaining the space in both the onsite and offsite shop.  Full time, salaried position – hours are variable.  Will include some weekends, evenings, holidays and the annual gala.  Includes benefits.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Construction of scenery and set pieces, in accordance with plans provided by Technical Director or Assistant Technical Director, through carpentry, welding, rigging, work with plastics, fabrics, and other set related materials as deemed necessary by the Technical Director.
  • Assist with inventory and purchasing of all shop supplies, as well as repair and maintenance of tools and equipment.
  • Supervise over hire and apprentices as deemed necessary by the Technical Director or Assistant Technical Director.
  • Assist with props construction as needed.

REQUIRED EDUCATION, SKILLS, AND EXPERIENCE:

  • College degree preferred.
  • Two to three years of professional experience as a carpenter.
  • Expertise in and ability to complete theatrical set construction through carpentry, rigging, and welding.
  • Working knowledge of technical theatre including lights, sound, and props.
  • Ability to read and understand drawings generated by CAD programs.
  • Demonstrated attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated ability to take and follow direction.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively.
  • Demonstrated time management skills and ability to meet deadlines consistently.
  • Understanding of the theatrical design process.
  • Ability to lift, push or maneuver up to 50-70 lbs repeatedly either alone or with others.
  • Ability to work at heights via ladders and/or personnel lifts.
  • Experience operating box trucks (up to 26’-0” in length) preferred.

 

TO APPLY:

Please click here to use the Imagination Stage Applications Attachments to submit resume, cover letter including salary requirements, and three professional references.  Application Deadline:  September 30, 2017 or until filled. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

ASSISTANT TECHNICAL DIRECTOR

ASSISTANT TECHNICAL DIRECTOR
APPLICATION DEADLINE | September 30, 2017, OR UNTIL FILLED

 

Imagination Stage is seeking an Assistant Technical Director.  The Assistant Technical Director is responsible for assisting the Technical Director in the execution of all technical aspects of performance/production programming in order to ensure the safe, efficient, and timely production of all events. This is a full time position – hours are variable.  Will include some weekends, evenings and holidays.  Must be present during all tech weeks, strike and annual gala.

 

PRIMARY TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assist in execution of scenic designs and implementation of working drawings through computer drafting methods while ensuring that the product serves the plans provided by the designer in an effective and productive fashion.
  • Supervise part-time carpenters, technicians, apprentices, interns and volunteers as needed, to complete work for any of the Imagination Stage Productions, ensuring that the product serves the theatre in an effective and productive fashion.
  • Assist with the planning, evaluation, scheduling, implementation, engineering and supervision of all scenic elements involved in performance programming, so that the artistic product is of the highest level possible, while still being produced in a cost-effective manner.
  • Work with the Technical Director to ensure safe, organized, and efficient working areas in all Imagination Stage scene shops, theatres, and production storage areas.  Maintain tools and equipment in said locations, and assist in making physical improvements as necessary. Oversee inventory of shop supplies as needed.
  • Construct scenery and set pieces, in accordance with plans provided by designer, through carpentry, welding, rigging, work with plastics, fabrics, and other set related materials as deemed necessary by the Technical Director.
  • Serve as emergency technician outside of regular hours in order to assist with the prompt resolution of show-related incidents, and ensure the production can safely proceed while still being artistically viable.  

 

REQUIRED EDUCATION, SKILLS, AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Previous experience in technical theatre or a related field.
  • Experience as an Assistant Technical Director preferred.
  • Expertise in carpentry, rigging and welding.
  • Ability to use programs such as Vectorworks to create informative and well organized working drawings.
  • Working knowledge of stage machinery such as motors and pneumatics.
  • Ability to supervise staff and production apprentices with varying skill levels required.
  • Experience operating box trucks (up to 26’-0” in length) preferred.
  • Demonstrated attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated ability to take and follow direction.
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines.
  • Understanding of the design process.
  • Ability to lift, push or maneuver up to 50-70 lbs repeatedly either alone or with others.
  • Ability to climb ladders and work in high places.

TO APPLY:

Please click here to use the Imagination Stage Applications Attachments to submit resume, cover letter including salary requirements, and three professional references.  Application Deadline:  September 30, 2017 or until filled. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

DIRECTOR OF MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS

DIRECTOR OF MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS
APPLICATION DEADLINE | September 30, 2017, OR UNTIL FILLED

 

Imagination Stage is seeking an experienced Director of Marketing and Communications to be a key member of Imagination Stage’s senior management team.  Reporting to the Executive Director and working closely with the Artistic Director, the Director of Marketing and Communications is responsible for a budget of $2.6 million in combined earned revenue for the professional theatre and arts education programs. This individual plans, organizes and, in conjunction with the marketing team, executes external communications for the organization. The Director of Marketing and Communications is also responsible for income projections, expense tracking, and evaluating campaign efficacy, as well as identifying and researching trends in audience and student buying behavior.  The person in this role is also extremely active in short-term and long range planning.

 

ESSENTIAL ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Oversee communications team of 6 full time staff members, including patron services
  • Work closely with executive staff to develop and implement overall communication strategy, programs, positioning, messaging, and collateral
  • Manage the campaign channels and timeline of communication: print and digital advertising, marketing collateral from conception to completion, oversight of the website, blog, social media, email marketing, and stay abreast of new media
  • Serve as primary point of contact for Press; pitch creative angles to secure advance features and additional coverage for all aspects of programming
  •  Analyze and monitor audience, market share, competitor positions, revenue opportunities, as well as market trends
  • Develop and reinforce marketing, customer service,  and financial processes with Box Office
  • Service as emergency notification contact and spearhead inclement weather alert process
  • Monitor customer satisfaction
  • Maintain a robust feedback system of evaluation for marketing and programming efforts
  • Advise on program planning, including season selection, events, and education programs
  • Oversee audience engagement opportunities including open houses and community festivals
  • Manage vendors such as media publications, mail house, printers, and print and digital advertising reps
  • Participate in Board meetings and Executive, Education, and Strategic Planning Task Forces comprised of board and community members
  • Create, manage, and protect brand identity

REQUIRED EDUCATION, SKILLS, AND EXPERIENCE:

  • BA required, MA preferred. Possible fields of study include marketing & communications, arts management, theatre arts, humanities or liberal arts, public administration
  • Five to seven years experience in development, marketing, or communications
  • Knowledge of integrated marketing and communications best practices
  • Budgeting and financial management systems
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Experience with digital advertising campaigns preferred
  • Experience with WordPress and mail2 highly desirable
  • Experience with ticketing and CRM software; Tessitura preferred
  • Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office suite required
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, contractors, and the general public
  • Experience with communicating multiple messages across multiple channels
  • Superb communication skills, both oral and written
  • Superb attention to detail with the ability to juggle multiple pressing projects simultaneously

TO APPLY:

Please click here to use the Imagination Stage Applications Attachments to submit resume, cover letter including salary requirements, and three professional references.  Application Deadline:  September 30, 2017 or until filled. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

PART-TIME POSITIONS

PATRON SERVICES ASSOCIATE

PATRON SERVICES ASSOCIATE

Imagination Stage is seeking dynamic and detailed-oriented individuals to work up to 25 hours per week in our Patron Services Department. This position will be a job share with the majority of its workload coming from work as a Registrar but will have other duties as a Box Office Associate assisting with ticket and subscription sales. Some weekend work occasionally required.

 

REGISTRATION WORK

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Update classes in Tessitura
  • Be familiar with and enforce registration policies and procedures
  • Ensure that all registration information is entered chronologically and efficiently so as to limit registration errors in data entry
  • Communicate with Education Department to trouble shoot problems
  • Create and maintain Waitlists
  • Complete End of Day Finance report Daily

BOX OFFICE WORK

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Processing of daily ticket sales and subscription sales through Tessitura
  • Customer service assistance as well as provide information via phone and in-person
  • Will-Call ticket handling
  • Miscellaneous filing, organizing, paperwork
  • General assistance to manager on duty

EDUCATION, SKILLS, AND/OR EXPERIENCE:

Candidates should have excellent organization and pleasant demeanor as well as a love of theatre and children. Previous box office work preferred but we are willing to train for the right candidate.

Compensation: $10.75/hour

 

TO APPLY:

Please send a resume and cover letter and three professional references to bantin@imaginationstage.org

WEEKEND SALES ASSOCIATE

WEEKEND SALES ASSOCIATE

Imagination Stage, an exciting and inspiring regional not-for-profit professional children’s theatre and arts education organization is looking for friendly Weekend Sales Associates to assist patrons in our Just Imagine gift-shop. These are part-time, weekend positions (hours of operation for the shop are Sat. 10am-9pm and Sun 11am-6pm).

Responsibilities include customer assistance and sales transaction completion, maintenance of the appearance of the Just Imagine gift shop; advising customers on gift shop merchandise; troubleshooting customer problems, fielding customer inquiries and reconciliation of daily receipts.

 

REQUIRED EDUCATION, SKILLS, AND/OR EXPERIENCE:

  • People skills (friendly and personable, enjoy working with the public);
  • Excellent customer service skills a must;
  • Ability to handle several things at once (multi-task) essential;
  • A team-player, must work well with others;
  • The ability to communicate effectively and work in a collaborative environment;
  • Computer literacy required;
  • Retail experience preferred;
  • Counterpoint SQL experience a plus
  • A sense of humor mandatory.

Compensation: $10.75/hour

 

TO APPLY:

Please send cover letter, resume, and three (3) professional references to boutique@imaginationstage.org

TEACHING POSITIONS

DRAMA / ACTING TEACHERS

DRAMA / ACTING TEACHERS

Imagination Stage is currently recruiting experienced drama/acting teachers for its classes onsite and satellite programming in DC, MD and Northern VA for ages 6-18. Minimum BA in Theatre or Theatre Education.· 2+ years of teaching theatre for young people required, and preferred experience teaching creative dramatics for k-3rd.· Hours:· Both weekday and weekend positions available. Salary DOE.

 

 

TO APPLY:

Please submit a resume, cover letter, and references to:

Nikki Kaplan

Associate Director of Education

nkaplan@imaginationstage.org

DANCE INSTRUCTORS / CHOREOGRAPHERS

DANCE INSTRUCTORS / CHOREOGRAPHERS

Imagination Stage is currently recruiting experienced dance instructors/choreographers for its classes onsite and for satellite programming in DC, MD and Northern VA for ages 5-18. Dance Theatre at Imagination Stage offers classes for students of all abilities, meeting the needs of dancers at every stage of their development. Through proper instruction in technical and performance skills dancers will apply critical and creative thinking to understand dance as a way to create and communicate meaning. We are seeking teachers to instruct classes in Jazz, Tap, Musical Theatre Dance, Modern, or Hip Hop dance. Choreographers are also needed for Musical Theatre camps and productions. Requirements: Minimum BA in Dance, Dance Education, or Theatre Education. Preferred experience with elementary, middle or high school students. Hours: Weekday and weekend positions available. Part-time employment. Pay rate commensurate with experience.

 

TO APPLY:

Please submit a resume, cover letter, and references to:

Marcia Howard

Dance Department

mhoward@imaginationstage.org

MUSIC DIRECTORS / TEACHERS

MUSIC DIRECTORS / TEACHERS

Imagination Stage is currently recruiting experienced singing teachers/music directors for its classes onsite and for satellite programming in DC, MD and Northern VA for ages 6-18. Looking for teachers who can accompany a class or production on piano in selections of musical theatre and instruct their understanding of musical theatre concepts and musicianship skills including melody, rhythm, and ear training. Audition accompanists are also wanted! Minimum BA in Music, Vocal Production, Theatre or Theatre Education. Preferred experience with elementary aged students. Hours: Both weekday and weekend positions available. Part-time employment. Pay rate commensurate with experience.

 

TO APPLY:

Please submit a resume, cover letter, and references to:

Nikki Kaplan

Associate Director of Education

nkaplan@imaginationstage.org

EARLY CHILDHOOD TEACHERS

EARLY CHILDHOOD TEACHERS

Imagination Stage is always looking for experienced early childhood teachers for its pre-school programming, for children ages 1-5. Applicants should demonstrate a vested interest in young children (ages 1-5) and the arts. We will provide on-site training to familiarize successful applicants with our teaching philosophy and methods. Weekday and weekend positions available. This is a year-long commitment. If we have an opportunity that fits your credentials, we will contact you directly, to set up an interview.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Working from a provided template and support materials, including age-appropriate developmental goals, create lesson plans for each week
  • Implement lesson plans, incorporating various teaching aids and props to create a multi-sensory experience
  • When appropriate, generate classroom assessments, tracking individual progress
  • Communicate with parents, caregivers and Imagination Stage staff to coordinate open classroom sessions, make-up classes, etc.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Minimum 2 years teaching experience required (with age 1-5 population)
  • Degree in Early Childhood Education; Early Elementary Education or Theatre Education Preferred

TO APPLY:

Please submit a resume, cover letter, and references to:

Stacy Steyaert

Early Childhood Program Coordinator

ssteyaert@imaginationstage.org

INCLUSION FACILITATORS

INCLUSION FACILITATORS

Imagination Stage is currently recruiting inclusion facilitators to assist in onsite and satellite theatre arts programming in DC, MD, and Northern VA for ages 3 through high school.

Imagination Stage has a strong commitment to including students with disabilities in our programming, and to building a welcoming community that respects and values diversity in our classes.

An inclusion facilitator is a member of the classroom staff who will work with Imagination Stage staff and the lead teacher in a specific class or classes.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Facilitate friendships between students with and without disabilities, and help build a sense of community and appreciation for diversity in the classroom.
  • Model class activities and positive and respectful ways for students to interact.
  • Collaborate with the classroom teacher and Imagination Stage staff to support positive behavior, provide accommodations, and create an inclusive environment for students with disabilities.
  • Set up art projects, support students through transitions, and assist with general classroom management and organization as directly instructed by the lead teacher.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must have or be working towards a Bachelors degree.
  • A background in theatre or dance and/or experience working with students with disabilities is strongly preferred.
  • Candidates should demonstrate a vested interest in working with students with and without disabilities in an inclusive setting.
  • Must have excellent communication skills and be flexible, energetic, open to new perspectives, and willing to learn.

Hours: Weekday and weekend positions available. Part-time employment.

Inclusion Facilitators are paid on a per-class basis and pay rate is commensurate with experience.

TO APPLY:

Please submit a resume, cover letter, and references to:

Katie Keddell

Access Coordinator

kkeddell@imaginationstage.org

VOLUNTEERS

USHERS

USHERS

Imagination Stage is looking for friendly and responsible volunteer ushers in our professional theatre. Responsibilities include taking tickets, selling concessions, seating patrons and assisting with patron concerns. Flexible schedule includes weekend mornings and afternoons, with occasional evenings.

 

TO APPLY:

To apply, please send resume and cover letter to bantin@imaginationstage.org

Imagination Stage is an SSL approved organization. Students ages 15 and up can earn community service hours by volunteering at Imagination Stage.

 

AUDITIONS

AUDITIONS

Imagination Stage operates under an Actors Equity Theatre for Young Audiences contract and does not participate in the Equity Membership Candidate program. We hire Equity and Non-Equity actors who are 18 years and older. If we are in need of an actor who is under the age of 18 this information will be clearly stated on all casting materials.

For general inquiries or more information about auditioning at Imagination Stage, please email audition@imaginationstage.org

Imagination Stage is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It does not tolerate discrimination against applicants or employees on the basis of gender, race, color, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Imagination Stage