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Associate Stage Manager [Twelve Month Contract]

Position Overview:

The Associate Stage Manager 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 Associate Stage Manager coordinates rehearsal and performance needs for TCT’s Studio Theater and TCT on Tour Productions at the Red Bank Road facility, along with The Production Stage Manager. The Associate Stage Manager will also act as an Assistant Stage Manager for MainStage Productions when scheduling allows.

The Associate Stage Manager of The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati reports directly to the  Production Manager, working in tandem with The Production Stage Manager, Technical Director, and the Associate Artistic Director.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ability to read written music
  • Broad understanding of all aspects of technical theatre
  • Experience working with Labor Union Crews, children, and volunteers
  • Ability to oversee schedules for technical departments and performers
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Ability to work with people from a wide variety of backgrounds

Education Level:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Theater Arts or related field, or equivalent work experience in Theatre Production.   

Main Responsibilities:

  The Associate Stage Manager’s duties include but are not limited to:

TCT | MainStage

  • Assist in managing schedules for technical department and casts along with Production Manager and Production Stage Manager
  • Assist Production Stage Manager with duties related to MainStage Productions when Studio Theater and TCT on Tour Red Bank show scheduling allows. This would include:
  • Attending all available meetings, rehearsals, and performances for the MainStage production for which they are involved
  • Assist in set up of Red Bank Rd. and Taft Theatre rehearsals and performances.
  • Assist in paperwork generally associated with Stage Management including crew running paperwork and prompt book creation.
  • Assist in performer choreography and blocking record-keeping
  • Assist with coordination of MainStage season auditions

TCT | Studio Theater

  • Along with Production and Artistic teams, create schedules for technical department and casts
  • General Stage Management Duties required by the production including set up of the rehearsal and performance space and creating, maintaining, and distributing all paperwork including a prompt book containing blocking and production cues.
  • Attend all meetings, rehearsals, and performances for the Studio Theater.
  • Assist in performer choreography and blocking record-keeping during staging rehearsals as well as play pre-recorded music cues.
  • Along with Production and Artistic teams, coordinate and attend season auditions

Education and Outreach

  • Acts as the Stage Manager for the final performances of TCT | Academy classes.

Casting

  • Coordinate and attend auditions and callbacks, assisting with tracking and paperwork where necessary.    
  • Distribute Callback and Casting Material to and from directors and auditionees
Technical Theatre Coordination
  • Along with the Production Stage Manager, create and manage technical schedules and IATSE crew needs.
  • Assist with unloading scenery, prop, and wardrobe trucks after load out from the theater as available
  • Manage strike of Studio and TCT on Tour performances at Red Bank.

Benefits:

  • Health, vision and dental benefits available, partially subsidized by employer contributions, after a waiting period
  • 403(b) retirement plan participation available 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, Subject line: Associate Stage Manager Application
  • Application deadline: March 11, 2016
  • Start Date: August 2016

PRODUCTION MANAGER (Full Time)

Position Overview:

The Production Manager 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 Production Manager coordinates all technical and production contracting elements of TCTC productions.

The Production Manager of The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati reports directly to the Producing Artistic Director, working in tandem with The Technical Director, Artistic Director of Education and Outreach, Production Stage Manager, and the Associate Artistic Director.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Experience in managing production budgets
  • Broad understanding of all aspects of technical theatre
  • Union and independent contract hiring
  • Experience building schedules for technical departments
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Ability to work with people from a wide variety of backgrounds

Education Level:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Theater or related field, or equivalent work experience.    

Main Responsibilities:

  The Production Manager’s duties include but are not limited to:

TCT | MainStage

  • Assist in creating and managing build schedules
  • Manage rights and royalty contracts for all divisions
  • Manage and help to create production budget goals for Lighting Designer, Costume Designer, Technical Director, Scenic Designers, and Sound Designer
  • Monitor casting sessions and create actor contracts
  • Manage Union Contracts and technical timelines
  • Manage contracts and assess need for hiring of additional contractors (for examples: painters, scenic and costume designers, carpenters, stitchers, wig masters, hair and make-up artists, sound and lighting designers, musicians, crew, stage combat instructors, puppet engineers, prop masters, masters electricians)
  • Schedule budget check-in meetings

Education and Outreach

  • Creates over-hire contracts as needed for final performances.
  • Organizes and executes technical needs for the Associate Stage Manager for the final performances of TCT | Academy classes.
  • Manages build schedule for TCT | On Tour during the summer.
  • Managing the summer programming for technical departments. (Outreach and STAR)

Casting

  • Monitor all auditions and callbacks    
  • Distribute Callback Material
  • Manage the Active Network for all auditions
  • Create contracts for actors for the Associate Artistic Director

Technical Theatre Coordination

  • Manage tech schedule for the Mainstage and Studio Series, and coordinate pick-up, rented, or borrowed items
  • Monitor unloading the truck after load out from the theatres
  • Monitor unloading costumes after load out from the theatres
  • Coordinate the return of rented or borrowed items
  • Manage strike of all TCT On Tour productions
  • Coordinate studio theatre booking schedule
  • Manage Mainstage union schedules

Benefits:

  • Health, vision and dental benefits available, partially subsidized by employer contributions, after a waiting period
  • 403(b) retirement plan participation available 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, Subject line: Production Manager Application
  • Application deadline: February 8, 2016
  • Start Date: May 2016

COSTUME INTERNSHIP/APPRENTICE PROGRAM

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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 info@thechildrenstheatre.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
    Qualifications:
  • Attention to detail
  • Self-motivation and time management
  • Excellent online research skills
  • Creativity
  • 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)