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Work at The Children's Theatre

Organizational Overview:

TCT’s mission is to educate, entertain and engage audiences of all ages through professional theatrical productions and arts education programming.  We fulfill our mission through three primary programs: 

• TCT MainStage at the Taft Theatre – We welcome 107,000 children, teachers, and family members from across the Tri-State, to one of our four family-friendly and professional musical theatre productions at the historic Taft. 

• TCT On Tour – We see over 66,000 children and their families at one of our touring performances or during an arts-integration workshop or residency. 

• TCT Academy – Over 600 children will be provided fine arts instruction, including the group that participates in the four-week intensive summer NKU STAR Intensive where we offer professional musical theatre training to some of the region’s most talented youth. 

Vision: To awaken a lifelong love of theater in children and the young at heart.

Core Beliefs:

• We believe in the power of theater to enrich lives and create deeper understandings of people, cultures, and perspectives.

• We believe that our audiences deserve high quality experiences that are rich with wonder, honesty, compassion, joy, and wisdom.

• We believe that the arts and education are not mutually exclusive.

• We believe that the art we create must respect the diversity of our community.

We believe in the power of integrated arts education to enrich our lives and our communities.

Technical Director -- Full-Time

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Scenic Carpenter -- Full-Time

Position Overview:

The ideal scenic carpenter is a skilled carpenter with knowledge of industry standard theatrical woodworking and metalworking techniques.  The scenic carpenter can read and interpret construction drawings and decide, with help from the Technical Director, how to safely utilize the correct tools and techniques to complete the task.  The scenic carpenter is knowledgeable with basic stationary and portable power tools, as well as basic hand tools, as they relate to scenic construction. The scenic carpenter is self-motivated, able to work independently to complete tasks assigned to them safely and quickly without constant and direct oversight.  The scenic carpenter can work occasional nights and weekends as needed to ensure the project is completed on time.

The scenic carpenter is willing and able to work with other members of the company and other members of the community to achieve excellence.  The scenic carpenter is willing and eager to assist other departments to help fulfill the goals of the company and the production.

Responsibilities:

• Work in the TCT Scene Shop building and adapting scenic elements under the direction of the Technical Director and Scenic Designer

• Build required set pieces from construction and designer drawings

• Repair existing set pieces to show-ready status 

• Prep & load/unload trucks as needed 

• Assist with load-ins and strikes

• Maintain an organized and clean work environment

• Communicate with Technical Director any questions or issues

• Assist other departments as necessary

• Provide company with support for special events or projects as needed

Knowledge/Skills:

• BA or equivalent in theatre, or two years' experience in scenic construction, or equivalent construction experience

• Knowledge in scenic carpentry construction techniques

• Able to lift up to 100lbs with a partner, safely climb stairs and ladders, and use aerial work platforms

• Proficiency with power tools, including, but not limited to: table saw, miter saw, jig saw, pneumatic staplers, hand routers, powered sanders

• Knowledge and experience in MIG welding, scenic painting, and theatrical rigging a plus

• Experience with theatrical lighting and sound systems a plus

• Able to read and interpret construction drawings

• Self-motivated and able to work independently and safely

• Excellent time management skills

• Positive, problem-solving attitude

• Valid driver's license

• Experience driving box trucks a plus

Compensation:

• $15-19 per hour 

• 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

Interested parties should send their resume to submissions@tctcincinnati.com.  Start date June 1, 2018.

Scenic Painter -- Full-Time

Position Overview:

The ideal scenic artist is skilled with knowledge of industry standard theatrical scenic art techniques.  The scenic artist can read and interpret paint elevations and decide, with help from the Scenic Charge, what techniques to complete the task.  The scenic artist is knowledgeable of basic art techniques as they relate to scenic art. The scenic artist is self-motivated, able to work independently to complete tasks assigned to them safely and quickly without constant and direct oversight.  The scenic artist can work occasional nights and weekends as needed to ensure the project is completed on time.

The scenic artist is willing and able to work with other members of the company and other members of the community to achieve excellence.  The artist is willing and eager to assist other departments to help fulfill the goals of the company and the production.

Responsibilities:

• Work in the TCT Scene Shop painting scenic elements under the direction of the Scenic Charge, Technical Director, and Scenic Designer

• Color match and prepare paints

• Paint required set pieces from paint elevations

• Repair existing set pieces to show-ready status 

• Complete paint notes during tech week

• Maintain an organized and clean work environment

• Direct over-hire as needed

• Communicate with Technical Director and Scenic Charge any questions or issues

• Assist other departments as necessary

• Provide company with support for special events or projects as needed

Knowledge/Skills:

• BA or equivalent in theatre or similar art field, or two years' experience in scenic art, or equivalent art experience

• Knowledge of scenic painting techniques, including faux finishes, spattering, cartooning,  carving, texturing, aging, and distressing

• Able to lift up to 50lbs, safely climb stairs and ladders, and use aerial work platforms

• Knowledge and experience with scenic sprayers (P50, Hudson, Preval, Pneumatic)

• Able to read and interpret paint elevations

• Experience painting horizontally, with a pole and brush

• Self-motivated and able to work independently and safely

• Excellent time management skills

• Positive, problem-solving attitude

• Valid driver's license

Compensation:

• $15-19 per hour 

• 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

Interested parties should send their resume to submissions@tctcincinnati.com.  Start date June 1, 2018.

Ticketing Specialist - Part-Time

Position Overview:

The Ticketing Specialist will assist the organization in fulfilling its mission of educating, entertaining and engaging audiences of all ages through professional theatrical productions and arts education programming.  

The Ticketing Specialist of The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati (TCT) reports directly to the Box Office Manager.  

Responsibilities:

The Ticket Office Specialist shall be responsible for:

  • Processing Season Ticket Orders.
  • Selling Single Ticket Orders.
  • Answering phone/email.
  • Assisting customers at the Ticket Office in our Red Bank Road location and the Box Office window at the Taft Theatre during performance dates.

The Ticketing Specialist’s duties include assisting in all aspects of the ticket office, including but not limited to:

  • Audit: Daily balancing of season and single ticket sales.
  • Accounts Payable and Receivable: Process payments for season and single ticket accounts.
  • Other: All other duties and responsibilities related to the function of the ticket office as assigned

In fulfilling his/her duties, the Ticketing Specialist will:

  • Work closely with the Box Office Manager and Sales Director to fulfill the mission of TCT.
  • Be an advocate for TCT in the community.
  • Consistently and accurately articulate the philosophy and policies of TCT to the staff, patrons, and general public.

Ideal and Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • Problem solving skills. 
  • Prefer Ticketmaster selling experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to be a team player.
  • Excellent communication and customer service skills.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office.
  • Able to work irregular hours and weekends in addition to regular business hours.

Compensation & Benefits:

  • $10.00 – $12.00 per hour.
  • Flexible schedule.

To Apply

Please send resume and cover letter to tina.marshall@tctcincinnati.com. Please use the subject line: “TICKETING SPECIALIST”