FULL-TIME POSITIONS

RESIDENT CARPENTER

RESIDENT CARPENTER
APPLICATION DEADLINE | November 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:  November 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 | November 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. The Director is responsible for helping the organization to achieve its earned income goals using strategic and innovative marketing and communications tools, practices, and approaches.  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 researching and identifying trends in audience and student buying behavior.  The person in this role is also extremely active in short-term and long range planning for both the department and the organization.

 

KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Strategic Leadership

  • Set short and long-term marketing and communication goals and strategies that reflect the goals of the organization
  • Work closely with executive staff to develop and implement overall communication strategy, branding, positioning, messaging, and collateral
  • Develop revenue projections and budgets, in close collaboration with the Director of Patron Services, Artistic Director, Director of Education, and General Manager

Marketing

  • BA or equivalent in marketing or related field
  • 1-3 years professional experience in not-for-profit, arts, or education marketing
  • Excellent editing, copywriting, and data analysis skills
  • Experience with market research and community engagement initiatives
  • Familiarity with online registration and email systems a plus (Tessitura, WordPress, WordFly, Basic HTML)
  • Must be available for occasional evening/weekend hours
  • Oversee team of 6 full time staff members, including patron services.  Provide unifying leadership to spearhead collaborative marketing and communication efforts among team members working across all program areas
  • 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
  • Create and manage marketing budgets within the MarComm team (subscriptions, field trips, group sales, single ticket purchases, class and camp registrations)
  • Oversee marketing, customer service,  and financial processes with front of house
  • Maintain a robust feedback system of evidence-based evaluation of the efficacy of marketing and programming efforts, as well as customer satisfaction
  • Oversee vendor relations such as media publications, mail house, printers, and print and digital advertising reps.  Work closely with in-house Graphic Designer on providing art direction and coordination with outside designers/photographers
  • Create, manage, and protect brand identity and voice of Imagination Stage across digital and print mediums through strong editorial oversight
  • Oversee design, maintenance, and enhancement of website

Communications and Business Development

  • Analyze and monitor audience, market share, competitor positions, revenue opportunities, as well as market trends
  • Work with board task forces or committees to achieve brand recognition, new sales approaches, promotions, and press and other community relationships
  • Serve as primary point of contact for Press; pitch creative angles to secure advance features and additional coverage for all aspects of programming
  • Envision, implement, and oversee audience engagement opportunities including community events and interactive opportunities both in-house and online for patrons and students
  • Serve as emergency notification contact for any circumstances impacting theatre operations and manage process for notification of impacted parties (staff, patrons, etc.)

REQUIRED SKILLS, EDUCATION, AND EXPERIENCE

  • BA required, MA preferred. Possible fields of study include marketing & communications, arts management, theatre arts, business development
  • Three to five years experience in marketing, communications, and/or business development
  • Knowledge of integrated marketing and communications best practices
  • Proven ability to lead and inspire dynamic and creative teams working on multi-faceted programs and campaigns
  • Experience building and managing budgets and working with financial management systems
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Experience with promotions, press, publicity/advertising, social media and digital advertising campaigns required
  • Knowledge of website design/maintenance required
  • Experience with WordPress and mail2 highly desirable
  • Experience with ticketing and CRM software such as Tessitura a plus
  • Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office suite required
  • Proven 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
  • Superior 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:  November 30, 2017 or until filled. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis and the position may be filled at an earlier date.

PROPERTIES COORDINATOR

PROPERTIES COORDINATOR 
APPLICATION DEADLINE | December 31, 2017, OR UNTIL FILLED

 

The Properties Coordinator is responsible for overseeing the properties needs of Imagination Stage.  This includes tracking budget, making purchases and building props, scheduling and hiring overhire, and collaborating with other departments.  S/He is actively involved in the production process and works with other departments to define needs and resources for production work. In collaboration with designers, directors, Production Manager, Artistic Director, and other production staff, work as a creative problem solver in the creation or acquisition of all hand prop, furniture, and set dressing needs for all productions. This is a full time position.  Occasional weekend and evening work is required.  Must be present during all tech weeks, strike, and annual Gala.

 

KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

 

  • Monitor timely progress of projects, while setting high standards of quality

  • Work in conjunction with the Production Manager and directors and designers to establish priorities and keep expenditures within predetermined time, labor and budget constraints based on approved final designs

  • Responsible for providing rehearsal and show props, set dressing and related elements for productions, and manages properties stock

  • Determine and recommend creation or acquisition of hand props, furniture and set dressing for all productions

  • Conduct research and development of unusual properties concepts- facilitate creation of prototypes for rehearsals or production meetings

  • Order necessary prop shop supplies and materials

  • Maintain all shop equipment in safe working order including Prop Shop and storage areas

  • Maintain first aid kits and props consumables in the Bethesda scene shop

  • Oversee upkeep of Bethesda shop in terms of cleanliness and proper use

  • Maintain accurate records of expenses

  • Mentor and support apprentice props persons in the Reeve theatre and all education projects

  • 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.  

  • Other responsibilities may include assisting in the scene shop, support for education programming, supervise and support production apprentices, and other production tasks as assigned by the Production Manager

 

REQUIRED EDUCATION, SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

 

  • BA in Theatre Arts or equivalent experience

  • Previous Properties experience

  • Ability to instruct, motivate, and collaborate with entire staff in order to produce products that fulfill the artistic and practical needs of each production

  • Strong organizational and time management skills

  • Carpentry and metals techniques, sculpting, casting and molding

 

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:  November 31, 2017 or until filled. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis and the position may be filled at an earlier date.

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

RECEPTIONIST

RECEPTIONIST
APPLICATION DEADLINE |  UNTIL FILLED

The Receptionist is responsible for supplying information regarding the organization to the general public, attending to visitors and dealing with inquiries on the phone and face-to-face. Receptionist is also responsible for other duties as delegated by the Office Manager & Facilities Associate. This is a part-time position, 20 hours/week or less, which includes Saturdays, Sundays, and occasional evenings, weekdays, and holidays.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Open and close the building as needed
  • Monitor front entrances; greet, assist, and direct incoming patrons
  • Print and post morning schedule and room reports
  • Answer phone, take and return messages, and direct calls to the appropriate person(s)
  • Respond to requests for information on the phone and in person
  • Distribute mail; collect and meter outgoing mail
  • Provide for pick-up of letters, packages, etc. by courier or other services
  • Ensure that reception and lobby areas are kept clean and neat
  • Post building notices/messages for incoming patrons
  • Adhere to Imagination Stage policies and procedures
  • Take on other duties as assigned

 

TO APPLY:

Please send a resume and cover letter and three professional references to aschlogel@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.

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