Employment

TexARTS is currently accepting resumes for the following positions:


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 A.E.A./SPT Tier 1 TexARTS Professional Series of 5-musicals and plays. 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.
  • 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, 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 2018 – ’19 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:

THE GREAT AMERICAN TRAILER PARK MUSICAL, Professional Production
Technical/Dress Rehearsals: Aug.12 – 16, 2018
Performances: Aug. 17 – Sept. 2

AGATHA CHRISTIE, THE UNEXPECTED GUEST, Professional Production
Technical/Dress Rehearsals: Oct.14 – 18, 2018
Performances: Oct. 19 – 28

XANADU, Professional Production
Technical/Dress Rehearsals: Feb.10 – 14, 2019
Performances: Feb. 15 – March 3, 2019

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.