Development Lead

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 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
TexARTS is seeking to establish and quickly grow a formal fundraising position for our 501(c)3 organization. This position will help fuel our organizational evolution and extend the impact of our arts education programs and professional theatre. The Development Lead is responsible for collaborating with the Executive Director and Chairman of the Board to plan, organize, and execute all of TexARTS’ fundraising activities, including donor management, planned giving, special events, and yearly campaigns. This position will begin as a limited part-time position but with the full intention to grow quickly into a full-time, salaried Development Director position as efforts from initial fundraising provide budgetary support. This position co-reports to the Executive Director and the Chairman of the Board.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Embrace the mission of TexARTS.
  • Plan, organize, and execute all of TexARTS’ fundraising activities.
  • Focus on growing donor base and business sponsorships while nurturing the relationships with current donors and stakeholders.
  • Develop new strategies to build external relationships and cultivate donor relations.
  • Work closely with the Executive Director and Board of Directors.
  • Motivate staff, board members and other volunteers to engage in fundraising efforts.
  • Work closely with organization’s leadership, and board committee on coordination, planning, and execution of annual benefit gala and smaller fundraising events.
  • Develop quarterly plans to share with staff and the Board of Directors.
  • Meet prospective donors and supporters on a continual basis and establish effective communications with them.
  • Grow our donor program by identifing, cultivating and solicitation of major donors.
  • Oversee grant application process. Research new grant opportunities, write and edit applications, and process reports.
  • Collaborate with the Executive Director on the annual Amplify Austin day of giving.
  • Support the Executive Director and appropriate Board of Directors members at public events while sharing information about TexARTS with the community.
  • Oversee fundraising database and tracking systems.
  • Establish and maintain a gift recognition program.
  • Process donor acknowledgement letters.
  • Perform other related duties as requested.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • A bachelor’s degree or the equivalent.
  • Demonstrated experience in professional fundraising. A minimum of two years of development experience, preferably with a performing arts nonprofit.
  • A genuine interest in and knowledge of the theatre and arts education
  • Be organized and exhibit follow through on tasks and goals;
  • Have knowledge and experience in fundraising techniques, particularly those related to securing business sponsorships, donor engagement, and grant management.
  • Be a self-starter and goal driven to initiate donor visits and fundraising calls.
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office applications. Must be proficient in Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Constant Contact (or a comparable e-marketing system)
  • Ability to multi-task, plan and prioritize workflow, and meet deadlines.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to perform on a small team, while working independently. Must be a team player in an energetic office environment
  • Must possess integrity and great customer focus
  • Display a positive attitude, show concern for people and community, demonstrate presence, self-confidence, common sense and good listening ability.
  • Demonstrate professional conduct at all times.

 

To Apply
Applicants for this position should send a resume, cover letter, and three references to: employment@tex-arts.org


Marketing/Business Manager

JOB SUMMARY
This position is responsible for managing the marketing and business aspects for TexARTS. This includes marketing and public relations, bookkeeping, media creation, benchmarking, and purchasing.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

Marketing

  • Focuses on growing new audiences while nurturing the relationships with current patrons and academy students and families.
  • Develops and executes strategies to generate new student enrollments and all earned ticket revenues for TexARTS
  • Writes and distributes press releases and follows up with media contacts to generate frequent and consistent publicity
  • Creates, writes and coordinates the production and dissemination of all collateral pieces necessary to the theatre’s operations including direct mail pieces, postcards, posters, playbills, t-shirts and print and online advertisements.
  • Update, manages, and optimize digital marketing tools including TexARTS website, e-marketing communications, and social media platforms.
  • Analyzes and Benchmarks the competitive landscape in the arts to identify trends and new avenues of promotion for TexARTS
  • Represents TexARTS at local events, festivals and fairs.
  • Collaborates regularly with the Executive Director and Education Manager to ensure a clear and accurate interpretation of the organization’s vision and direction.
  • Shapes public perception of TexARTS through execution of brand identity through print communications, publications, electronic media, media relations, public events, and physical spaces.
  • Manages annual marketing budget to run all marketing, publicity, and graphic design efforts.
  • Collaborates with other staff to improve the patrons’ experience of the theater.
  • Drives Box Office sales and ensures excellent customer service.
  • Works closely with theatre’s leadership, and board committee on coordination and execution of annual benefit gala and fundraising plans.

Administrative

  • Tracks all bills and invoices – Obtains payment authorization and ensures invoices are paid on time.
  • Coordinates and synchronizes Quickbooks. Posts and transacts tuition, private lessons, and master classes
  • Oversees accuracy of bank deposit documentation and makes bank deposits.
  • Ensures all end of the year tax information 1099’s get to contractors.
  • Manages Front of House Box Office and concessions during productions.
  • Oversees the donation database and acknowledgments
  • Coordinates volunteers to assist with Front of House and various marketing activities.

 

Qualifications

  • A minimum of two years marketing experience, preferably with a performing arts nonprofit.
  • A genuine interest in and knowledge of the theatre and arts education
  • Accounting/Bookkeeping experience using QuickBooks.
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office applications. Must be proficient in Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Constant Contact (or a comparable e-marketing system)
  • Ability to multi-task, plan and prioritize workflow, and meet deadlines.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to perform on a small team, while working independently. Must be a team player in an energetic office environment
  • Must possess integrity and great customer focus

 

To Apply
Applicants for this position should send a resume, cover letter, three references, writing samples and design samples to: employment@tex-arts.org


Box Office/ House Manager

JOB SUMMARY

We are looking for someone passionate about live theatre who can provide exceptional sales and customer service. You will act as the principle point of welcome to patrons of the theatre playing a key role in offering the highest level of service to patrons in person, by telephone and by email. Shows run from Wednesday – Sunday, depending on the production. This position requires availability on weekends and evenings. For our upcoming production of Annie the Box Office Attendant will need to be available July 12- August 4.

Box Office Attendants will be responsible for:
• Pre & Post Show Front of House Tasks
• Event set-up & breakdown
• Ticket Sales
• Will Call Distribution
• Providing information to customers
• Administrative Tasks

SKILLS REQUIRED

  • Organized & Honest Fiscal management.
  • Computer literacy (Knowledge of computerized ticketing systems is preferred but not required).
  • Ability to work on your feet and lift 20lbs.
  • Pass a background check.
  • Experience, preferably with a nonprofit theatre.
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office applications.
  • Ability to multi-task, plan and prioritize work-flow, and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to perform in a small, team environment, while working independently.
  • Must possess integrity and great customer focus.
  • Effective communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Skilled at problem solving.

To Apply

Applicants for this position should send a resume, a brief cover letter and three references. 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

Job Type: Part-time


Technical Director/Production Manager

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JOB SUMMARY

The Production Manager oversees and guides the production process of the TexARTS Academy season of 9-youth productions and the TexARTS Professional Series of 3-musicals. The Production Manager reports directly to the 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.
  • 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, 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

Immediately


Designers and Production Personnel

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TexARTS is accepting resumes for our 2019-2020 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:

ANNIE, Professional Production
Technical/Dress Rehearsals: July 7-11, 2019
Performances: July 12 – August 4, 2019

LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, Professional Production
Technical/Dress Rehearsals: September 29- October 3, 2019
Performances: October 4 – 20, 2019

MARVELOUS WONDERETTES: DREAM ON, Professional Production
Technical/Dress Rehearsals: February 9-13, 2020
Performances: February 14 – March 1, 2020

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
  • Lyrical
  • Contemporary
  • Dance for Preschool
  • Musical Theater

An accredited degree in dance, musical theater, or arts education is preferable, but relevant experience and students pursuing relevant degrees 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.