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ASSOCIATE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
The Associate Artistic Director will assist the organization in fulfilling its mission of educating, entertaining and engaging our young audiences through professional theatrical productions and arts education programming. The Associate Artistic Director assists in the productions and administration of all TCTC productions, and maintains the artistic integrity and educational value of each production. The Associate Artistic Director of The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati (TCTC) reports directly to the Producing Artistic Director.
Required Knowledge/Skills for Application
- Has the skills required to maintain vision and artistic integrity of the show once the production has opened
- Has the capacity to problem-solve and engage in creative thinking to overcome challenges.
- Possesses well-developed communication skills
- Carries themselves with a mature understanding of the artistic process and excellent interpersonal, teamwork, and diplomacy skills
- Is an experienced musical theatre choreographer
- Has experience in grand-scale musical and new-work conception
- Has a strong understanding of costume design, wig design, prosthetics, and stage make-up
- Understands how to light a big cast on a large stage
- Comprehends the sound design process, and had a good ear
- Has a background in puppetry, or a strong understanding of puppetry
- Reads music and comprehends different musical theatre styles
- Possesses knowledge of touring productions, stagecraft, playwriting, arts integration, arts administration, and budget management
- Works well in a stressful environment, managing many people from a wide variety of backgrounds
- Holds strong understanding of Microsoft Office
Education Level – Bachelor’s degree in theater or related field, or equivalent work experience
Main Responsibilities: The Associate Artistic Director’s duties include but are not limited to:
- Reading, researching and editing scripts with the creative team
- Attend production meetings
- Creative input on scenic design, script needs, costumes
- Assist Producing Artistic Director and Artistic Director of Education and Outreach in deciding the season programming
- Seek new script ideas, research the popularity of past productions
- Attend all assigned rehearsals, and performances unless otherwise excused
- Train and direct Touring actors to be excellent communicators, performers and working professionals in the field of theater for young audiences
- Assist the director with conception, creative ideas, blocking, scene study, and sight-lines
- Problem solving: bring up issues and discover solutions that may go unnoticed to the director and stage manager
- Direct or Assistant Direct assigned Mainstage or Touring Productions
- Choreograph or Assistant Choreograph assigned MainStage or Touring Productions
- Taking notes for the Director, and giving out notes after rehearsals and performances
- Work closely with the Producing Artistic Director and the Artistic Director of Education and Outreach to compose Touring and MainStage rehearsal calendars, schedules, costume and set breakdowns, and sound cues in advance of rehearsal periods
- Program Director for the STAR Season
- Mailing of Scholarship Letters for STAR
- Mailing for Acceptance/Decline letters for STAR
- Coordinate STAR Program Schedule with Producing Artistic Director and Program Coordinator
- Direct Assigned STAR Program Productions
- Research and locate sheet music and scenes with STAR Program Coordinator
- Copy and bind STAR Program musical folders with STAR Program Coordinator
- Choreograph assigned STAR Program productions
- Serve as a Teaching Artist for Learning the Craft, stARTS, STAR, and Workshops
- Lead scheduled STAR rehearsals, appearances, and trips
- Attend all auditions and callbacks
- Organize headshots and resume’s post auditions
- Season casting with Producing Artistic Director
- Organize and review audition submissions via internet and mail
Load In / Load Out
- Driving the touring van, making last minute alterations, changes, buying, etc.
- Issues and problem solving during tech rehearsals
- Pick-up rented or borrowed items
- Unloading the truck after load out from The Taft Theatre
- Unloading costumes after load out from The Taft Theatre
- Return rented or borrowed items
- Oversee strike of all tours
- Health, vision and dental benefits available, partially subsidized by employer contributions, after a waiting period
- 403(b) retirement plan participation available, after a waiting period, with eligibility for an employer match after one year of credited service
- Generous PTO based on years of service
- Generous paid holiday schedule
How to Apply:
- Send cover letter, resume, and at least one letter of reference to: Submissions@thechildrenstheatre.com
- Application deadline: December 14, 2015
- Start Date: March - April 2016
ASSISTANT STAGE DIRECTORS
The Assistant Stage Director supports the needs of the Director and the production. During the rehearsal process, the ASD serves as a liaison between the Stage Director and the actors. After a production opens, the ASD takes notes, fills out a production report, and in conjunction with stage management, is responsible for maintaining the artistic integrity of the production.
The Assistant Stage Director will be an independent contractor for our MainStage productions consisting of:Disney’s The Little Mermaid JR.
Rehearses: Sept. 14 - Oct.15, 2015
Performs: Oct. 16 - 25, 2015
A Charlie Brown Christmas
Rehearses: Oct. 31 - 24, Oct. 29 - Dec. 3, 2015
Performs: Dec. 4 - 13, 2015
Snow White and the Dancing Dwarfs
Rehearses: Jan. 11 - Feb. 11, 2015
Performs: Feb. 12 - 21, 2015
Shrek the Musical JR.
Rehearses: Mar. 7 - Apr. 7, 2015
Performs: Apr. 8 - 17, 2015
The Assistant Stage Director’s duties include but are not limited to:
Production: - September - April
- Assists the Stage Director. Takes notes, provides feedback, writes down blocking, rehearses/ reviews scenes, and prepares / distributes actor notes.
- Acts as another set of eyes for the Stage Director.
- Checks sight-lines.
- Works scenes.
- Gives touch-up notes after a production has opened.
Minimum and Ideal Qualifications:
- Has the skills required to maintain vision and artistic integrity of the direction once the show has been set.
- Has the capacity to problem-solve and engage in creative thinking to overcome challenges.
- Possesses well-developed communication skills.
- Works well in a stressful environment with many personality types.
- Carries themselves with a mature understanding of the artistic process and excellent interpersonal, teamwork, and diplomacy skills.
- Is an experienced musical theatre choreographer.
- Has experience concepting grand-scale musicals and new works.
- Has a strong understanding of costume design, wig design, prosthetics, and stage make-up.
- Understands how to light a big cast on a large stage.
- Comprehends the sound design process, and had a good ear.
- Has a background in puppetry.
- A strong understanding of music and musical theatre styles.
SEND COVER LETTER AND RESUME TO: firstname.lastname@example.org
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 10, 2015
COSTUME INTERNSHIP/APPRENTICE PROGRAM
DEVELOPMENT AND MARKETING INTERN
The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati, Cincinnati's premier theatre company for young audiences, seeks a Development and Marketing intern(s) to assist both the Development and Marketing Directors. The intern(s) will have the opportunity to work alongside senior staff to assist in preparing for the organization's annual fundraising gala, generating collateral for the annual fund campaign, draft press releases, update website content, maintain the organization's fundraising database, conduct donor/funder research, prepare grant proposals, and other administrative tasks. The ideal candidate(s) should possess an eagerness to learn, attention to detail, and solid organizational and communication skills.
This internship is unpaid but we would be happy to provide documentation to secure course credit. Ideal candidate would be able to commit 10-20 hours per week during normal business hours (9-5). Interested candidates should email a resume, cover letter and short (one page) writing sample to email@example.com.
- Responsibilities include:
- Assist the development staff in preparing for the annual gala and launching the annual fund campaign
- Work with the marketing staff in the developing of content for social media, press releases and general marketing content
- Assist in updating content for the organization's website
- Work on a wide variety of projects, including helping to maintain the organization's donor database
- Assist the development staff to track and evaluate fundraising campaigns
- Research individual donor and grant prospects
- Attention to detail
- Self-motivation and time management
- Excellent online research skills
- Outgoing personality
- Strong written and oral communication skills
- Video editing a plus
- Willingness to perform a wide variety of administrative tasks
- Strong organizational skills
- Sense of humor
- Focus on task completion and willing to suggest areas for operational improvement
- Proficient in using Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook, and PowerPoint (a plus)