Imagination Stage celebrates diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive workplace that values members of our whole community. We strongly encourage applicants from all backgrounds to apply.

FULL-TIME POSITIONS

Manager, Patron Services

Manager, Patron Services

REPORTS TO:  Director of Marketing and Communications
FLSA STATUS: Exempt
POSITION STATUS: Full Time

 

Imagination Stage is seeking a Patron Services Manager to provide leadership of the patrons services team and assure the highest level of customer service, including overseeing all box office and front of house operations. This position reports to the Director of Marketing and Communications and works closely with other management staff to support organization objectives.

This position supervises those working in the Box Office and House Management, and managers vendor/partner relations for the cafe.

This is a full time, salaried position with a typical schedule of 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and either Saturday or Sunday. Occasional evening hours, usually on a Friday or Saturday, are required.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities

LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT

  • Patron Services Manager (PSM) represents the “face” of Imagination Stage and ensures that all box office, registration, reception, and lobby personnel provide excellent customer service. PSM establishes the tools that monitor/evaluate this goal and share results on a monthly basis with the Director of Marketing and Communications.
  • PSM will serve as an expert in industry trends and best practices for patron services, ticketing, and box office procedures. As such, the PSM will be a key advisor in working with the Director of Marketing & Communications and other key members of leadership staff in making recommendations for maximizing sales and assuring the highest-quality guest experience.
  • PSM leads the Patron Services team and directly supervised the full-time Guest Experience and House Management Associate, as well as part-time staff including registrars, patron services associates, volunteer Ushers, and House Managers. 
  • PSM supports and implements business development efforts, seeking out new revenue opportunities and building relationships with potential sales leads. This includes group sales and outreach, expanding birthday party sales, expanding PTA outreach programs, and other promotions and efforts in new business development.
  • PSM works as a senior member of the Marketing Team to ensure that sales goals are met and exceeded in ticket sales and education registrations. 
  • The PSM conducts weekly box office meetings with their staff. 
  • The PSM sets goals and prepares Annual Reviews for all full-time staff members supervised as well as provides coaching, mentorship, and/or discipline as needed for all patron services team members, both full and part-time.  
  • PSM ensures oversight on all sales and security and enforces box office security policies to prevent fraudulent activities both onsite and online.
  • PSM troubleshoots database errors, accounting errors, handles customer service issues; liaises between executive, production and artistic staff, and the front-of-house staff and disseminates all pertinent information among them, as well as updates the automated phone system with relevant information for the public.

PATRON SERVICES AND BOX OFFICE

  • PSM manages the patron services and ticketing needs in Tessitura including building the theatre season, managing price codes, overseeing data entry, managing reports, conducting list pulls, and troubleshooting issues as they arise. Works with the Database & Analytics Manager on large-scale Tessitura updates and issues including upgrades, custom features, Tessitura Analytics, etc.
  • PSM oversees guest communication in conjunction with the marketing team including pre- and post-show emails, weather and emergency procedures, etc.
  • PSM monitors the website and external communication to make sure guest experience information is accurate and updated as needed.
  • PSM manages guest experience and lobby space to ensure space is well maintained, up-to-date, and brand-appropriate including displays and signage. Working with the Education and Marketing department, the PSM oversees the upkeep of the educational display.
  • The PSM serves as the liaison with café vendors, including management of contracts and communication with and management of the café space with external vendors and partners.
  • PSM is in charge of record-keeping for Box Office ticket sales and registration.
  • PSM ensures that all data is accurately reflected and tracked in Tessitura including sales projections and budgets.
  • PSM, in conjunction with the Guest Experience and House Management Associate, hires and supervises part-time Patron Services Associates (box office, registration, birthday liaisons).
  • PSM is a member of the Marketing Team and collaborates on sales promotions, discounts and pricing, guest needs, and patron feedback, etc.
  • PSM works with the Marketing Team to update manuals, policies, and protocols under the direction of the Director of Marketing and Communications.
  • PSM works with the marketing department to post and sell performances and subscriptions online; proof and approve marketing materials such as brochures, website, catalogs, direct mail pieces, ads, and special offers; and prepare sales reports to help inform marketing decisions.
  • PSM maintains subscriber records and pulls lists on theatre attendees, students, and donors as directed by the Director of Marketing and Communications.
  • PSM works with all departments and the Database & Analytics Manager, when requested, to provide historical data on income and attendance figures as well as projections for future years for grant applications on the federal, state and county level as well as private foundations and corporations.

Required Skills, Education, and Experience:

  • Proven track record of successful team leadership.
  • Ability to create and manage a fun, welcoming, and professional work environment.
  • Ability to successfully collaborate intra- and inter-departmentally.
  • Bachelor’s degree in theatre, business or similar, or equivalent experience.
  • Excellent customer service and people management skills.
  • Experience working in a box office in a supervisory capacity.
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite.
  • Highly proficient with ticketing and CRM software – Tessitura experience required.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Basic knowledge of HTML and/or website management, preferred.
  • Excellent time-management skills.
  • Superior organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work under pressure and to think quickly.
  • Sense of humor and positive attitude a must!

 

Compensation:

  • Annual Salary: $40,000, negotiable based on experience
  • 100% coverage for HMO individual insurance
  • Paid Time Off: 10 vacation days; 7 personal days; 7 sick days; 16 paid holidays (including employee’s birthday)
  • Transit/Parking benefit
  • Generous free and reduced priced tickets, classes, and summer camps

 

To Apply:

Please upload a cover letter and resumé using this form.

 Best consideration will be given applications who submit application  by June 30, 2021.

 

Imagination Stage celebrates diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive workplace that values members of our whole community. We strongly encourage applicants from all backgrounds to apply.

Assistant Technical Director

Assistant Technical Director

REPORTS TO: Technical Director
DEPARTMENT: Production
FLSA STATUS: Exempt
POSITION STATUS: Full Time – hours are variable. Will include some weekends, evenings and holidays. Must be present during all load-ins, tech weeks, strike, and annual gala.

 

The Assistant Technical Director is responsible for assisting the Technical Director in the execution of all technical aspects of Imagination Stage programming in order to ensure the safe, efficient, and timely production of all events. The Assistant Technical Director will also assist the Technical Director with the daily operations, supervision, delegation of duties, and administration of the Scene Shop.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist with the planning, evaluation, scheduling, implementation, engineering and supervision of all scenic elements involved in organization programming.
  • Collaborate with the Technical Director to ensure that all projects are completed on time and within budget.
  • Construct, load-in, and strike scenery and set pieces, through carpentry, welding, rigging, work with plastics, fabrics, and other set related materials in accordance with plans provided.
  • Assist in creation of shop working drawings for execution of designs using Vectorworks.
  • Supervise staff, part-time carpenters, technicians, apprentices, interns and volunteers in conjunction with the Technical Director.
  • 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.
  • Assist with purchasing of scenic materials and supplies.
  • Oversee and maintain stock scenery and shop supply inventory as needed.
  • Maintain scene shop storage and offsite storage areas.
  • Coordinate and facilitate all truck rental needs and logistics. Typically serves as primary truck driver.
  • 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.
  • Fill-in for the Technical Director in their absence, in coordination with the Production Manager.
  • Lead certain projects as needed, in coordination with the Technical Director.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications:

Ideal candidates will have experience working in a professional theatre environment, with previous experience as an Assistant Technical Director preferred. Candidates with equivalent experience in carpentry, welding, or construction environments are encouraged to apply.

  • Expertise in carpentry, rigging and welding, using standard theatrical construction techniques.
  • Demonstrated ability to understand and create informative and well-organized working drawings using Vectorworks.
  • Demonstrated attention to detail, while meeting deadlines.
    Demonstrated ability to take and follow direction.
  • Supervisory and training experience required.
  • Experience operating box trucks (up to 26’ in length), or a strong willingness to learn.
  • Valid DOT Medical card preferred.
  • Strong understanding of shop safety and PPE usage.
  • Excellent in-person, email, and phone communication skills.
  • General computer skills, including Microsoft Office products and Google Workspace.
  • Familiarity with CNC router programming and operation.
  • Working knowledge of stage machinery such as motors and pneumatics.

 

Physical Conditions:

The physical conditions described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Able to walk and/or stand for long periods
  • Ability to lift, push or maneuver up to 50-70 lbs. repeatedly alone, and up to 100 lbs. with others.
  • Ability to climb stairs and ladders.
  • Ability to work in high places such as catwalks and scissor lifts.
  • Valid driver’s license and able to safely operate a motor vehicle (up to 26’ box truck)
  • Ability to successfully obtain a DOT Medical Card.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job, and are in line with those of the live performance industry. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Work will take place indoors in office, warehouse, and stage settings, with occasional outdoor work in all weather conditions. Lighting conditions vary from dim/dark to very bright and ambient sound levels can vary from very quiet to loud, with variations in duration.

 

Compensation:

  • Salary Range: $36,000-$40,000 (depending on experience)
  • 100% coverage for HMO individual insurance
  • Paid Time Off: 10 vacation days; 7 personal days; 7 sick days; 16 paid holidays
  • Transit/Parking benefit (paused until onsite work resumes)
  • Generous free and reduced priced tickets, classes, and summer camps 

 

To Apply:

Please email [email protected] using the subject line “Last Name: ATD Application.” This email should include a resume and portfolio/work samples that demonstrate proficiency in the above requirements. You may also include a cover letter, references, or other materials that support your candidacy.

 

This position has a start date of July 1, 2021.
For best consideration, please submit your application by May 31, 2021.

 

Imagination Stage celebrates diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive workplace that values members of our whole community. We strongly encourage applicants from all backgrounds to apply.

Database Manager

Database Manager

REPORTS TO: Director of Operations
FLSA STATUS: Exempt
POSITION STATUS: Full Time

 

The Database Manager’s primary responsibility is to coordinate the organization’s database systems, keeping the data clean, the system up to date, and using the data tools to maximize client relationships. As a key member of the Operations Team, the Database Manager utilizes Tessitura products (Tessitura, TNEW, Analytics) to streamline organization processes and procedures, maintain clean records, create and manage custom reports for other departments, prepare staff analytics dashboards, and support daily processes including updating and importing data and records. The Database Manager reports directly to the Director of Operations.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide database support to assure that the Tessitura database fulfills the transactional and informational needs of the organization
  • Provide email platform support to assure that the Wordfly system fulfills the needs of the organization.
  • Responsible for managing all aspects of Tessitura, TNEW, RAMP, and Wordfly database software applications.
  • Monitor daily actions in the database and provide any daily database cleanup that is needed.
  • Monitor and manage the performance of the database to assure efficient operation. Keep all database users up-to-date, informed, and confident of data issues and processes.
  • Document standard procedures for Tessitura and provide support for other internal users.
  • Stay current on professional, technical, and evolving work related issues; serve as a resource for advice or information on best practices to colleagues.
  • Ensure clean data by merging and appending accounts as needed, and making sure that the data transfer between is working, clean, and tagged appropriately for future queries.
  • Working with Education Department, gather information and build out class and camp records within Tessitura
  • Responsible for updating daily contributions, class and camp waitlists, and identifying and merging duplicate records
  • Work with Tessitura Network and IT team to update software as needed.
  • Seek resolutions for errors or answers for questions on behalf of the team through Tessitura support
  • Create Campaigns, Funds, Appeals and Sources for Development Department
  • Build Custom Reports using SQL, InfoMaker, and MS Visual Studio
  • Assist with overseeing IT short and long-term roadmaps
  • Prepare End-of-Year Audit Reports for Development, Education and Patron Services upon request.
  • Assist other departments in gathering information from database and tracking patrons to further department goals
  • Responsible for establishing and managing organizational protocols for all data entry
  • Maintain security and integrity of all databases
  • Develop and maintain SQL server processes and procedures
  • Ensure proper integration of third-party transaction and information platforms including but not limited to Stripe, GiveLively, and iWave
  • Act as an additional resource for Marketing Department with WordPress, Google Analytics, and other web technologies

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field OR equivalent experience in database support
  • One to three years relevant work experience in database management in a nonprofit, marketing, or fundraising environment
  • Must have experience with administration of Tessitura or similar ticketing and client relationship systems (such as Blackbaud, AudienceView, or Vendini) and have a thorough understanding of database importing/exporting especially across different platforms
  • Preference given to candidates with SQL experience
  • Demonstrated ability to learn new systems
  • Experience developing, implementing, and improving processes/procedures
  • Outstanding organizational skills, including managing multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Ability to prioritize work, be proactive, take initiative, and resolve problems
  • Excellent communication skills; ability to interact collaboratively with staff in an organization with diverse concerns and needs
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Solid analytical and project management skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and Google Workspace 
  • Commitment to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility (IDEA) initiatives and values

 

Compensation:

  • Salary Range: $40,000-$43,000 (depending on experience)
  • 100% coverage for HMO individual insurance
  • Paid Time Off: 10 vacation days; 7 personal days; 7 sick days; 16 paid holidays
  • Transit/Parking benefit (paused until onsite work resumes)
  • Generous free and reduced priced tickets, classes, and summer camps 

 

To Apply:

Applications must include a resumé, a list of 1-3 references, and an additional submission that expands on your experience and why you would be a good fit for this position. This submission can take the form of a cover letter, video essay, etc. Please upload your application materials using this form.

 

Imagination Stage celebrates diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive workplace that values members of our whole community. We strongly encourage applicants from all backgrounds to apply.

Facilities Coordinator

Facilities Coordinator

REPORTS TO: Director of Operations
FLSA STATUS: Exempt
POSITION STATUS: Full Time

 

The Facilities Coordinator’s primary responsibility is to support the Director of Operations in supporting and maintaining the facility operations of Imagination Stage’s 45,000 sq ft facility in Bethesda, MD, and 5,500 sq ft warehouse in Beltsville, MD. This position serves as the primary point of contact and administrator for facilities vendors and rental clients. The Facilities Coordinator will also support staff in every department of the organization and ensure that the building meets the ongoing programming needs of the organization. While primarily a weekday daytime position, the Facilities Coordinator must be able to work occasional nights and weekends for all-staff events, facility rentals, and emergency responses. The Facilities Coordinator reports directly to the Director of Operations.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

FACILITIES (75%)

  • Update and maintain the building schedule (Skedda) and communicate and coordinate all requests and changes with other departments
  • Schedule and coordinate service calls for facilities vendors and serve as a point of contact for onsite work including but not limited to HVAC, electrical, plumbing, telecom, water, fire, IT, elevator, waste management, pest control, and cleaning services
  • Maintain and update emergency response plans, and assist in training staff and running drills
  • Issue, track, and maintain equipment and building access fobs to other staff
  • Train other full time and part time staff in basic building opening and closing procedures
  • Schedule and coordinate quarterly, semi-annual, and annual building inspections and certifications with outside vendors and authorities
  • Track, order, and restock inventory of building supplies (first aid, cleaning supplies, light bulbs, etc)
  • Serve as a one of the emergency contacts for the building outside of working hours (i.e. responding to calls from alarm company)
  • In conjunction with Director of Operations, monitor building security

RENTALS (25%)

  • Serve as primary point of contact for facility rental requests
  • Actively advertise and seek new rental clients
  • Identify clients’ rentals needs and coordinate with internal departments to secure space, equipment, and staff for rentals
  • Serve as host and liaison for rental events
  • Assist Director of Operations in identifying and hiring staff to run rental events
  • Create contracts, generate invoices, and receive, process, and monitor payments for rentals

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field OR equivalent experience in database support work experience
  • Prior experience working for nonprofit or arts organizations preferred
  • Basic understanding of building mechanical systems
  • Ability to troubleshoot and independently solve complex problems
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office or Google Workspace and the aptitude to learn new software applications
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects at once
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to communicate internally and externally in a professional manner preferred
  • Experience in customer service preferred
  • Driver’s license preferred
  • Commitment to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility (IDEA) initiatives and values

Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to use their hands and fingers to reach for and feel equipment while troubleshooting/problem-solving.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions of the position.

 

Compensation:

  • Salary Range: $36,000-$38,000 (depending on experience)
  • 100% coverage for HMO individual insurance
  • Paid Time Off: 10 vacation days; 7 personal days; 7 sick days; 16 paid holidays
  • Transit/Parking benefit (paused until onsite work resumes)
  • Generous free and reduced priced tickets, classes, and summer camps 

 

To Apply:

Applications must include a resumé, a list of 1-3 references, and an additional submission that expands on your experience and why you would be a good fit for this position. This submission can take the form of a cover letter, video essay, etc. Please upload your application materials using this form.

 

Imagination Stage celebrates diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive workplace that values members of our whole community. We strongly encourage applicants from all backgrounds to apply.

Theatre Marketing & Field Trip Coordinator

Theatre Marketing & Field Trip Coordinator

REPORTS TO: Director of Marketing & Communications
FLSA STATUS: Exempt
POSITION STATUS: Full Time – 5 days per week, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. On occasion, position will be required to work holidays, evenings and/or weekends.

 

The position is primarily responsible for marketing and selling professional theatre and managing Imagination Stage’s field trip program. The position will spend half of their time marketing and booking school field trips and other groups and half of their time working on larger marketing campaigns to promote professional theatre.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

FIELD TRIPS MANAGEMENT & COORDINATION (50% of time)

  • Create and execute marketing plans for field trip programs to reach sales goals. Collaborate with Director of Marketing and Communication to set sales goals and tactics. 
  • Develop and negotiate field trip sales contracts according to established theatre policies
  • Maintain and grow a comprehensive teacher database of all schools in the MD-DC-VA area, including additions and annual updates
  • Establish and maintain a working rapport with teachers, PTA leaders, private school teachers, and administration throughout the Baltimore-Washington Metro area
  • Enforce Imagination Stage Box Office policies and procedures, including accounts receivables for field trips
  • General phone sales as needed
  • Serve as liaison with production and artistic for school tours booking – both in person and digital- planning, and communicating with school contacts
  • Maintain records of grant allocations for any and all grants awarded to Imagination Stage including, but not limited to, number of schools and students served, as well as develop, distribute, and compile surveys to schools as required
  • Supervise part-time, seasonal field trip position.

PROFESSIONAL THEATRE MARKETING (50% of time)

  • Digital/Social Media/Web Content
    • Craft copy, design, and disseminate email marketing campaigns
    • Work closely with the Director of Marketing and Communications to develop and execute strategies for social media outlets.
    • With department leadership, plan and manage the organization’s content calendar. 
    • Manage website content pertaining to professional theatre, and make routine website content updates. 
    • Prepare, disseminate, and analyze surveys for theatre audiences and student populations.
    • Maintain video archives.
  • Direct Mail and Print Collateral

    • Serve as project manager for professional theatre print collateral including programs, mailings, signage, etc. 
    • Occasionally assist with design projects.
  • Press
    • Track opening night press RSVPs 
    • Maintain press archives and manage press listServe as the primary liaison for theatreWashington/Helen Hayes Awards and the Arts.
    • Coordinate photo calls for professional theatre and Theatre for Change productions.
    • Organize press and publicity photos for professional theatre and Theatre for Change productions.
  • Other duties as assigned by Director of Marketing and Communications

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent amount of working experience demonstrating critical thinking and problem solving
  • Deep understanding of Microsoft Excel and Word, Google Applications (email, sheets, forms, etc), website management, as well as Canva. Previous experience with database systems preferred.
  • Stellar customer service and people management skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication abilities, including presentation skills
  • Ability to organize, prioritize, and successfully manage multiple projects and deadlines
  • Demonstrated skill in developing creative sales tactics
  • Ability to coordinate events with multiple departments
  • Supremely organized with attention to detail
  • Ability to work under pressure and to think quickly 
  • Familiarity with Tessitura or other computerized ticketing database is preferred 
  • Motivated, pro-active, and self-directed
  • A theatrical or entertainment background is not a prerequisite, though it is preferred
  • Ability to be part of a team and a sense of humor 
  • Commitment to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility (IDEA) initiatives and values

Compensation:

  • Salary Range: $35,568, negotiable based on experience
  • 100% coverage for HMO individual insurance
  • Paid Time Off: 10 vacation days; 7 personal days; 7 sick days; 16 paid holidays
  • Transit/Parking benefit
  • Generous free and reduced priced tickets, classes, and summer camps 

 

To Apply:

Please upload your cover letter and resumé using this form.

 

Imagination Stage celebrates diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive workplace that values members of our whole community. We strongly encourage applicants from all backgrounds to apply.

PART-TIME POSITIONS

Summer Registrar/Receptionist

Summer Registrar/Receptionist

Imagination Stage is looking for a friendly part-time Registrar/Receptionist to join us this summer. This position will be split between Box Office and Reception duties. This position 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. This position is also responsible for supporting day-to-day Box Office and Registration tasks by providing excellent customer service via phone and email, processing summer camp registrations, and completing other administrative duties as assigned.  

 

This is a part-time position that will run June through August, up to 29 hours per week, Monday through Friday. This position requires regular morning and early afternoon availability.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Process sales and camp registrations through Tessitura
  • Assist with data entry and daily Box Office tasks
  • Open and close the building as needed
  • Monitor front entrances, and greet, assist, and direct incoming patrons
  • Maintain a log of staff and visitors for contact tracing purposes
  • 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 in accordance with current CDC and county health guidelines
  • Post building notices for incoming patrons
  • Adhere to and enforce Imagination Stage policies and procedures, including all COVID-19 related safety protocols
  • Take on other duties as assigned

 

Required Education, Skills, and Experience:

  • Affinity for interpersonal communication with people of all backgrounds
  • Computer literacy (Microsoft Office, Google, etc.)
  • Ability to work on simultaneous tasks in an active office
  • Pleasant and tactful telephone manner
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Reliable and punctual
  • Ability to work under pressure and to think quickly
  • Must be able to work both independently and as part of a team
  • A good sense of humor is a must
  • Previous Box Office/sales experience is a plus
  • Knowledge of Tessitura or similar ticketing software is a plus

 

Physical Demands:

The employee is regularly required to sit and talk and hear while performing this job. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.

 

Language Skills:

Ability to read and interpret documents. Computer literacy required. Ability to write routine correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of patrons (parents and children) or employees of the organization.

 

Work Environment:

Frequently work in a noisy environment and work closely with large groups of people. In-Person position. Imagination Stage follows COVID protocols to ensure staff safety. Expected hours of work will be between 8am and 3pm, but shifts may vary.

 

Compensation:

$14.00/hr

 

To Apply:

Please send a document expressing your interest and experience to [email protected]

 

Imagination Stage celebrates diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive workplace that values members of our whole community. We strongly encourage applicants from all backgrounds to apply.

TEACHING POSITIONS

Teaching Artists

TEACHING ARTIST 

Imagination Stage is always looking for passionate and dynamic teachers for its onsite classes and satellite programming in DC, MD and Northern VA.  Imagination Stage teaching artists are contracted on a freelance, per class, basis, and work a variety of schedules based on semester needs and teacher availability. Both weekday and weekend hours available.

 

Imagination Stage celebrates diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive workplace that values members of our whole community. We strongly encourage applicants from all backgrounds to apply.

 

The Imagination Stage faculty is comprised of teaching artists with wide ranges of experience both as teachers and as theatre artists. Positions available include:

 

CREATIVE DRAMA/ACTING/DIRECTORS

Seeking teaching artists comfortable creating and leading creative drama and/or technique based curriculum. Directors also needed for student productions; opportunities available during the school year as well as summer.

 

DANCE INSTRUCTORS/CHOREOGRAPHERS

Seeking dancers to instruct classes in Jazz, Tap, Musical Theatre Dance, Modern, and/or Hip Hop dance. Choreographers are also needed for Musical Theatre camps and productions.

 

VOCAL INSTRUCTORS/MUSIC DIRECTORS

Seeking instructors comfortable working in teams or partnerships for our co-taught musical theatre classes, camps, and productions. Our instruction model requires our vocal instructors/music directors to have piano accompaniment skills.

 

EARLY CHILDHOOD TEACHERS

Seeking teachers with a background and interest in theatre artistry and early education. These instructors implement lessons that utilize storytelling and multi-sensory play, integrating the theatre arts with early childhood development.

 

INCLUSION FACILITATORS
Seeking individuals to help model and foster inclusive practices in the classroom as an Inclusion Facilitator.  An Inclusion Facilitator is a member of the classroom staff who helps to facilitate friendships between students with and without disabilities, models class activities and positive and respectful ways for students to interact, and collaborates with the classroom teacher to support positive behavior, provide accommodations, and create an inclusive environment for students with disabilities.

 

ASSISTANT TEACHERS

Seeking assistant teachers to support the classroom teacher in preparation and implementation, and model classroom work for the students. 

 

Interested in any of the above? Tell us about yourself! Please send resume, and/or a summary of work experience to:

Nikki Kaplan

[email protected]

Please list all the teaching positions you are interested in.

Early Childhood Teaching Artists for Arts Residencies

EARLY CHILDHOOD TEACHING ARTISTS NEEDED FOR ARTS RESIDENCIES

Imagination Stage is looking for experienced early childhood teaching artists for in-person pre-school arts residencies in Washington D.C. for 3-4 year old children starting in school year 2021-2022. Applicants should demonstrate a vested interest in young children and the arts. We will provide training to familiarize successful applicants with our teaching philosophy and methods and guidance with curriculum and lesson planning. This is a 40-week commitment starting in late August/ early September that will have a total of 4-5, morning to early afternoon teaching hours per week, Monday-Friday. Additional teaching hours with Imagination Stage may be available. Compensation is $41 per teaching hour. We will contact you directly to set up an interview.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Working from a provided curriculum outline and support materials, including age-appropriate developmental goals, create lesson plans for each week in areas including drama, music, movement, and visual art
  • Implement lesson plans, incorporating various teaching aids and props, to create a multi-sensory experience
  • Report to the School Partnerships Manager at Imagination Stage for weekly check-ins

 

REQUIREMENTS

  • Minimum 2 years teaching experience required (with age 3-5 population)
  • Creative Drama, Music, Movement, and/or Visual Arts experience preferred
  • Degree in Early Childhood Education, Early Elementary Education, or Theatre preferred
  • Ability to speak another language (particularly Spanish) a plus

 

Imagination stage celebrates diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive workplace that values member of our whole community. We strongly encourage applicants from all backgrounds to apply.

 

Please submit a resume and cover letter to Danielle Mathers, School Partnerships Manager at [email protected].

VOLUNTEERS

Ushers

Due to disruptions to operations at Imagination Stage as a result of COVID-19 precautions, Imagination Stage is not accepting applications at this time.

 

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 [email protected]

 

Imagination Stage celebrates diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive workplace that values members of our whole community. We strongly encourage applicants from all backgrounds to apply.

 

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.

 

Equity Principal Auditions for the 2020/2021 Season were held on February 26th. Individual show auditions will be held on an as needed basis and these will be invitation only.

 

In addition, every year Imagination Stage attends DC/Baltimore Equity Liaison Committee Auditions. Please contact the Liaison Committee for further Information.

 

For general inquiries or more information about auditioning at Imagination Stage, please email [email protected]

 

Imagination Stage celebrates diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive workplace that values members of our whole community. We strongly encourage applicants from all backgrounds to apply.

FELLOWSHIPS

There are no fellowship positions open at this time.