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TexARTS is currently accepting resumes for the following positions:


Production and Technical Manager

TexARTS Association for the Performing and Visual Arts is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to cultivate a thriving arts community by exposing all people to the visual and performing arts. We prepare and promote exceptional young talent to achieve their fullest potential as artists, leaders and global citizens. We are recognized throughout the region for our world-class professional theatre and educational programs.

JOB SUMMARY

The Production Manager oversees and guides the production process of the TexARTS Academy season of 9-youth productions and the A.E.A./SPT Tier 1 TexARTS Professional Series of 5-musicals and plays. The Production Manager reports directly to the Artistic Director and Executive Director and is in charge of managing all technical aspects of the productions. The position is full-time and salaried. This position requires strong volunteer and personnel management skills and oversees the cost effectiveness and planning of the entire production process for our professional and academy productions.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Determine technical staffing needs, contract and hire production teams and running crews for academy shows. Work with executive producer of the profession series to hire production teams and running crews for the TexARTS Professional Series.
  • Create the production calendar and drive the project plans. This includes setting design due dates, design meetings, rehearsals, scenery build and load–in schedules, electrics hang and focus, technical and dress rehearsals, and performances.
  • Create the schedules for load in, work calls during technical and preview rehearsals, and load out for each production.
  • Research plays selected for production in terms of technical needs.
  • Create and lead or co-lead production meetings.
  • Communicate budgets and calendar to directors, designers, and production staff.
  • Act as liaison for between guest directors and designers and the production department.
  • Secure required facilities for rehearsals and performances.
  • Oversee the construction and installation of all physical sets.
  • Manage the volunteer needs (including carpenters, painters, backstage personnel).
  • Responsible setting expectations for production personnel, auditing, and evaluating performance to expectations.
  • Ensure that all technical and production elements are delivered on time and on budget.
  • Responsible for negotiating contracts in all aspects of production as well as filing the appropriate paperwork.
  • Budget and report the financial accounting of the show's expenses and revenues.
  • Ensure that rules of the actors’ union, Actors’ Equity Association, are being followed.
  • Coordinate production elements for all special events.
  • Ensure that directors’ and designers’ artistic vision is fulfilled within our resources.
  • Be willing to work a mixture of business hours, nights and weekends as dictated by the production schedule.
  • Work closely with the Executive Director, Artistic Director, Academy Director, Marketing and Business Manager, and Stage Management.

Qualifications

  • A minimum of three years' experience, preferably with a nonprofit theatre.
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office applications.
  • Ability to multi-task, plan and prioritize work-flow, and meet deadlines.
  • Broad technical knowledge of theater equipment and its use.
  • Basic carpentry skills.
  • Ability to perform in a small, team environment, while working independently.
  • Must possess integrity and great customer focus.
  • Supervisory experience.
  • Effective communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Skilled at conflict resolution and problem solving.
  • Commitment to safe work habits.
  • Physical ability to lift 50lbs and work at heights.
  • Must have driver’s license and clean driving record.

To Apply

Applicants for this position should send a resume, cover letter, and three references to: employment@tex-arts.org. No phone inquiries, please.

Though we appreciate applicants taking the time to submit materials for consideration, we are a small office and only those candidates with whom we are interested in talking with further will be contacted. EOE.

Job Start Date

April 15, 2017


Academy Director

Job Summary

The Academy Director is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the academy throughout the academy year including the summer session.

Responsibilities include:

  • Designs and Implements Academy Programming, including but not limited to Technique Classes, Performance Classes, Master Classes, and Summer Camps, with the Artistic Director and set the Academy calendar.
  • Secure licensing rights for all academy productions.
  • Works with Production Manager to coordinate/communicate placement auditions, rehearsals schedules and relevant information to Youth/Teen Musical Theatre Academy Students/Parents and Youth Ballet Theatre Company Members.
  • Creates and distributes Annual Showcase Information Packet and leads event planning for Annual Showcase.
  • Manages the costume ordering for Showcase.
  • Establishes curriculum for each discipline with Artistic Director.
  • Creates an evaluation system for students to the core competencies set for their level and class.
  • Registers and Places students in the appropriate classes/summer camps/master classes.
  • Develops and executes strategies to generate new student enrollments.
  • Acts as the Summer Camp Director.
  • Holds applicable meetings and communicates with the parents/students.
  • Works with Business Manager to create copy for advertising of academy programs.
  • Represent TexARTS at various community and TexARTS sponsored events to promote academy programming.
  • Updates, manages, and optimize digital marketing tools including TexARTS’ website, e-marketing communications, and social media platforms.
  • Collaborates regularly with the Executive Director and Artistic Director to ensure a clear and accurate interpretation of the organization’s vision and direction.

• Collaborates with other staff to improve the patrons’ experience of the theater.

  • Be willing to work a mixture of business hours, nights and weekends as dictated by the TexARTS schedule.
  • Work closely with the Executive Director, Artistic Director, Production Manager, Marketing and Business Manager, and Stage Management.
  • Manages Front of House including Box Office and Concessions and coordinates volunteers during productions.

Qualifications

  • A minimum of three years' experience, preferably with a nonprofit.
  • A genuine interest in and knowledge of the theatre and arts education.
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office applications. Graphic design experience is a plus.
  • Ability to multi-task, plan and prioritize work-flow, and meet deadlines.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to perform in a fast paced, small, team environment, while working independently. Must be a team player in an energetic office environment.
  • Must possess integrity and great customer focus.
  • Skilled at conflict resolution and problem solving.
  • Physical ability to lift 50lbs and work at heights.

To Apply

Applicants for this position should send a resume, cover letter, and three references to employment@tex-arts.org. No phone inquiries, please.

Though we appreciate applicants taking the time to submit materials for consideration, we are a small office and only those candidates with whom we are interested in talking with further will be contacted. EOE.

Job Start Date

Immediately


Designers and Production Personnel

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TexARTS is accepting resumes for our 2017 - '18 productions for positions including set design, lighting design, sound design, costume design/coordination, and properties design. Applicants must be available for technical and dress rehearsals as well as for performances. This posting lists multiple jobs; all jobs are on a contract by contract basis. The productions are as follows:

DISNEY'S THE LITTLE MERMAID JR., Youth Production
Technical/Dress Rehearsals: June 19 - 21, 2017
Performances: June 22 - 25

A CLOSER WALK WITH PATSY CLINE, Professional Production
Technical/Dress Rehearsals: July 9 - 13, 2017
Performances: July 14 - 30

THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS, Professional Production
Technical/Dress Rehearsals: Aug.13 - 17, 2017
Performances: Aug. 18 - Sept. 3

WAIT UNTIL DARK, Professional Production
Technical/Dress Rehearsals: Oct.15 - 19, 2017
Performances: Oct. 20 - 29

All design and techincal theatre professionals at TexARTS should:
• Degree in Theatre Design/Technology or relevant field OR compensatory work experience
• Experience in youth theatre, professional theatre or university level theatre
• Possess strong communication and organizational skills
• Ability to troubleshoot technical issues
• Ability to work with a creative team

ALL CREW
• Expected to be present and ready at least 1 hour prior to show, and 10 min prior to rehearsals.
• Expected to have all hanging/focusing, troubleshooting and other technical aspects completed prior to call times.

Compensation will be competitive and commensurate with experience. Jobs are on a contract by contract basis.

To Apply
Please send a cover letter, resume, and three references to employment@tex-arts.org.


Dance Instructors

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Applicants for the position of dance instructor should have a minimum of 2 years teaching experience, be able to communicate effectively and be well versed and experienced in one or more of the following styles:

• Tap
• Ballet
• Jazz
• Hip Hop

An accredited degree in dance is preferable, but relevant experience will be considered.

All instructors at TexARTS should:
- Have professional experience in their field.
- Establish clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects, and communicate those objectives to students.
- Design and teach lessons geared towards children ages 3-18
- Prepare classroom and materials for activities and lessons.
- Facilitate progressive development of student skills leading to final presentation at the annual showcase or other event.
- Promote positive character development in all youth.
- Explain and demonstrate principles, techniques, and classroom safety and etiquette to students.

Compensation and class schedule to be determined based on experience and availability.

To Apply
Please send a cover letter, resume, and three references to employment@tex-arts.org.


Visual Art Instructors

TexARTS is currently seeking visual arts instructors for visual arts workshop series. An accredited degree in studio art, art education, or relevant teaching subject is preferable, but relevant experience will be considered.

All instructors at TexARTS should:
- Have professional experience in their field
- High level of quality in personal artwork
- High level of personal motivation and dependability
- High level of personal motivation and dependability
- Ability to work independently
- Punctuality
- Establish clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects, and communicate those objectives to students.
- Design and teach lessons geared towards children ages 3-18 and/or adult students
- Prepare classroom and materials for activities and lessons.
- Promote positive character development in all youth.
- Explain and demonstrate principles, techniques, and classroom safety and etiquette to students.

Compensation and class schedule to be determined based on experience and availability.

To Apply
Please send a cover letter, resume, and three references to employment@tex-arts.org.


Housekeeping, Part Time

Summary: The responsibilities of this position include the physical maintenance, housekeeping, and upkeep of the TexARTS facility, including covered walkways, to ensure proper and cost-efficient operation and to maintain an attractive and inviting atmosphere.

Qualifications: Previous housekeeping experience of a minimum of one year in a large or institutional facility and demonstrated work performance, physical capacity required to perform the job including ability to frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Availability to work night, weekend and holiday shifts as necessary. Reliable transportation required.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Ensure regular cleaning of assigned areas of facility (internal and external spaces)
  • Restore the theatre and all support areas to normal operating condition after each use
  • Cleans lobbies, lounges, rest rooms, corridors.
  • Sweeps, scrubs, waxes, and annually polishes floor, dusts furniture
  • Cleans rugs, carpets, upholstered furniture, and draperies
  • Clean mirrors and windows
  • Washes walls, ceiling, and woodwork, windows, door panels, and sills
  • Cleans vents, change filters, light bulbs
  • Empties wastebaskets, and empties and cleans exterior ashtrays
  • Transports trash and waste to disposal area
  • Replenishes bathroom supplies
  • Provides event and meeting set-up/tear-down for rooms and other spaces in the facility

Important Note: The information contained in this job description is intended to outline the general nature and scope of work being performed by an employee assigned to this position. It is not intended to be construed as a contract, or as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and capabilities required of a person employed in this capacity. Job Descriptions are subject to change at the discretion of the TexARTS.

To Apply:

Please email cover letter, resume, references and wage requirements for this position to: employment@tex-arts.org. No phone calls please.


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