FULL-TIME POSITIONS

MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATE

MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATE

Imagination Stage is seeking a full-time Marketing and Communications Associate for its professional theatre programs. The Marketing and Communications Associate (MCA) works with the marketing and communications department to help market Imagination Stage’s professional theatre productions, including main stage and early childhood productions, and season subscriptions.

 

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

Digital/Social Media

  • Crafting copy, designing, and disseminating email marketing campaigns including, but not limited to, weekly eNewsletters, theatre promotion, early childhood theatre promotion, performance reminders, surveys, and subscription sales
  • Working closely with the Director of Marketing and Communications to develop and execute strategies for social media outlets, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram,, YouTube, and Vimeo, and crafting social media campaigns to increase audience connectivity
  • Designing content for Imagination Stage’s digital lobby screens and actor headshot boards
  • Managing, editing, and writing content for the institution’s blog
  • Analyzing trends, customer satisfaction, and ROI, with use of Google Analytics and other tools to inform decision-making
  • Managing website content pertaining to the professional theatre, as well as other routine website content updates
  • Assists with SEO management, digital ads and Google Adwords

Direct Mail

  • Working closely with the Graphic Designer, serving as project manager for professional theatre program books and promotional postcards
  • Project managing larger marketing pieces including theatre season brochure

Press

  • Drafting press releases and media advisories
  • Maintaining and updating press list, as well as assisting with brainstorming pitch ideas
  • Maintaining press tracking document
  • Coordinating photo shoots as necessary
  • Preparing and disseminating Press/Opening Night invitations
  • Tracking Press RSVPs
  • Preparing press packets and assisting as press representative at special events
  • Staying up-to-date on local, regional, and national news and trends in the arts

Community Outreach

  • Coordinating and staffing community engagement events including internal open houses, DC-area arts festivals, TheatreWeek Kickoff party
  • Serving as the primary liaison for theatreWashington/Helen Hayes Awards and the Arts and Humanities of Montgomery County Marketing Committee
  • Spearheading street team distribution efforts

Other Duties

  • Preparing, disseminating, and analyzing surveys for theatre audiences and student populations
  • Attending weekly Marketing Team meetings, reporting on marketing efforts in the MCA’s area of focus as well as working collaboratively with the rest of the marketing team to brainstorm ideas and support a unified brand and voice for Imagination Stage marketing and communications
  • Overseeing marketing apprentice, interns, and volunteers on a project-basis
  • Project managing Field Trip Activity Guides
  • Other duties as assigned

 

EDUCATION, SKILLS, AND EXPERIENCE:

  • BA or equivalent experience
  • 1-2 years professional experience in not-for-profit, arts or education marketing
  • Excellent writing, editing, organizational, and analytical skills
  • Experience with market research and community engagement initiatives
  • Social media savvy
  • Familiarity with email marketing and design programs a plus, in particular Tessitura and WordFly
  • Creativity, a passion for theatre and arts education, and a willingness to have fun

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.  Candidates from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

TO APPLY:

Please submit resume, cover letter including salary requirements, and three professional references using this form.  Application Deadline: May 1, 2019, or until filled. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

PART-TIME POSITIONS

PART-TIME RECEPTIONIST

PART-TIME RECEPTIONIST

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 hourly position with variable hours, 8-20 hours/week, which may include Saturdays, Sundays, evenings, and/or weekdays.

 

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Open and close the building as needed
  • Monitor front entrances, and 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

EDUCATION, SKILLS, AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Computer literacy (Microsoft Office, Google, etc.)
  • Ability to work on simultaneous tasks in an active office
  • Pleasant and tactful telephone manner
  • Excellent people skills and customer service focused attitude
  • 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 sense of humor is a must

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.

 

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.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

Frequently work in noisy environment and work closely with large crowds of people.

 

COMPENSATION: 

$12.50/hour

 

TO APPLY:

Please send a resume, cover letter, and three professional references to [email protected] 

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 [email protected]

BOX OFFICE MANAGER ON DUTY

BOX OFFICE MANAGER ON DUTY

The Box Office Manager on Duty serves as the primary contact for patron services in the absence of the Director of Patron Services, and serves as a back-up and support to the Director of Patron services in providing the highest level of customer service to Imagination Stage’s patrons while managing the daily workflow of the box office.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 

Box Office Functions

  • Oversee ticket sales conducted by Box Office Associates
  • Respond to phone inquiries
  • Perform box office close outs
  • Supervise Box Office Associates & House Managers
  • Provide customer service quality control
  • Building coupon codes
  • Assure that box office space is maintained in an organized and tidy manner

Management Functions

  • Troubleshoot complex customer services issues
  • Create an environment that embraces warm, friendly, and efficient customer service to increase sales and repeat business
  • Assure all box office staff activities and procedures are in compliance with all company financial security policies, and enforce these policies rigorously
  • Manage work flow within the box office to assure most efficient use of associates’ time
  • Complete payroll documents as needed, in the absence of the Director of Patron Services
  • Report and respond promptly and efficiently to inquiries from the Director of Marketing & Communications

EDUCATION, SKILLS, AND/OR EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience
  • Minimum 2 years experience working in a box office environment
  • Experience managing staff and/or schedules preferred
  • Knowledge of Tessitura a plus
  • Commitment to outstanding customer service and meticulous attention to detail
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills
  • Sense of humor a must!

SCHEDULE AND COMPENSATION:

Up to 20 hours/week, to include one weekend day.  May include occasional evenings.  $13/hour.

 

TO APPLY:

Please send a resume and cover letter and three professional references to [email protected]

TEACHING POSITIONS

TEACHING ARTIST

TEACHING ARTIST

Imagination Stage is always looking for experienced 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.

 

For lead teaching artists, ideal candidates have a BA in Theatre, Theatre/Music Education, or Early Elementary Education and 2+ years of teaching theatre for young people.

 

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 experienced 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

Our instruction model requires our vocal instructors/music directors to have piano accompaniment skills. Music Directors are also needed for Musical Theatre camps and productions.

 

EARLY CHILDHOOD TEACHERS

We seek teachers with a background in theatre artistry and early education as well as experience in implementing lessons that utilize storytelling, multi-sensory play, and that integrates the theatre arts with early childhood development.

 

INCLUSION FACILITATORS
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
Assistant teachers support the classroom teacher in preparation and implementation, and models classroom work for the students.

 

 

Interested teachers should submit a resume, cover letter, and references to:

Nikki Kaplan

Associate Director of Education

[email protected]

Please list all the teaching positions you are interested in.

EARLY CHILDHOOD MUSIC TEACHER

EARLY CHILDHOOD MUSIC TEACHER

Imagination Stage is looking for experienced early childhood teachers who specialize in teaching music to Pre-Kindergarten, 3-5 year old children. Applicants should demonstrate a vested interest in young children and the arts. We will provide on-site training to familiarize successful applicants with our teaching philosophy and methods and provide guidance with curriculum and lesson planning. 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. Positions available both onsite at our Bethesda location and offsite throughout the DC metro area. Compensation onsite: $35/hour, Offsite: $41/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.
  • Implement lesson plans with a focus on developmentally appropriate music skills, incorporate various, age-appropriate instruments, create a multi- sensory experience

REQUIREMENTS

  • Minimum 2 years teaching experience required (with age 3-5 population)
  • Ability to play piano or another instrument preferred
  • Bilingual (Spanish/English) speakers preferred
  • Degree in Early Childhood Education, Early Elementary Education, or Theatre Education preferred

TO APPLY

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

Selected candidates will be contacted directly to set up an interview.

 

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 [email protected]

 

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 2019/2020 Season will be held on Monday, February 25th from 12pm to 4pm. To schedule an appointment please email us at  [email protected]org.  These auditions are for members, in good standing, of Actors Equity Association.

 

In addition, every year Imagination Stage attends DC/Baltimore Equity Liaison Committee Auditions. These auditions will be held on Monday, March 18th. 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 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.