Employment

TexARTS is currently accepting resumes for the following positions:


TexARTS’ Executive / Artistic Director

TexARTS is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to cultivate a thriving arts community by exposing our community 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 theater and educational programs. 

TexARTS has launched its search for a new Executive/Artistic Director. This seasoned theater professional will play a leadership role in the strategic growth and direction of a dynamic, 17-year-old organization. They will not only lead the artistic and financial direction of the theater but will also be the face of TexARTS in the Lake Travis community. This full-time position will report to the Board of Directors.  Deadline for applications is November 11, 2022 and potential start date for the position is December 1, 2023. 

About: Established in 2005, TexARTS is known for its amazing educational programs, musical theater productions, and cabarets for both professionals and youth. TexARTS has its own in house black box theater for these performances. This 101-seat theater and academy has an annual operating budget of $800K and currently produces 4-5 youth productions and 3-4 professional shows a year. 

Job Description: 

TexARTS’ Executive / Artistic Director is responsible for the overall financial, operations, fundraising, marketing, programming, and artistic direction of the theater. The Executive/Artistic Director’s Major Duties and Responsibilities:

Financial: 

  • Plan and manage the yearly operating budget for the organization, including the Professional Series, youth productions, and the Academy.  
  • Provide leadership and direction in achieving annual earned revenue objectives for performances, fundraising, ticket sales, concessions and merchandise sales, rentals, tuition, and enrollment.
  • Present financial reports and information to the Board of Directors. 
  • Maintain the proper paperwork annually and apply to granting organizations.  
  • Manage cash flow and finances for the organization. 

Administrative

  • Hires, oversees, and supervises staff, contractors, and creatives.
  • Sets compensation for staff within the guidelines of the Board of Directors and facilitates wage, benefit, and payroll processes for all staff and contractors. 
  • Supervise and coordinate the upkeep and maintenance of the theater and facility as a whole. 
  • Maintain administrative infrastructure in a cost-effective and professional manner. 
  • Develop annual planning goals and objectives for the organization and ensure that those goals contribute to achieving the vision for the TexARTS’ brand.  
  • Facilitate and oversee season ticket sales.
  • Supervise the front of house, box office, and production staff while in production. 

Relationship Building

  • Facilitate and maintain a close relationship with the Board of Directors concerning the financial and artistic direction of the organization.
  • Initiate Board expansion opportunities, duties, and diversity. 
  • Represent TexARTS’ artistic vision and brand amongst the business, civic, financial, theatrical, and non-profit communities, both locally and internationally. 
  • Cultivate relationships with a variety of stakeholders to ensure a supportive environment for the organization including corporate and foundation sponsors, individual donors, and community leaders. 
  • Market the organization imaginatively and effectively to build and expand a diverse audience. 
  • With input from the Board President, coordinate, schedule, and communicate agendas and information related to Board meetings.  Maintain accurate records of minutes and materials. 
  • Facilitate annual fundraising drives including Amplify Austin and end-of-year giving. 

Artistic

  • Develop programming for the academy and professional seasons in conjunction with the staff.
  • Provide artistic direction and leadership consistent with the organization’s vision and brand while meeting financial objectives.  
  • Oversee and produce the Professional Series – an average of four in-house professional productions per year.
  • Oversee the Musical Theater Academy’s productions – an average of five productions per year
  • Oversee and manage print and online marketing strategies for both the Professional series and Academy  

Required Skills and Knowledge: 

  • Leadership / Business Experience 
  • The business acumen required to oversee the operation of a complex, non-profit organization. 
  • Leadership Experience in theater administration. 
  • Comfort with the technological systems required to operate the venue.
  • Ability to develop new and diverse forms of revenue generation to ensure long term financial stability. 
  • Proven track record in:
    • Leading successful non-profit artistic organizations 
    • Balancing artistic objectives with financial performance 
    • Working effectively with others 
    • Building world class teams 
    • Directing professional theater productions
  •  A strong working knowledge of the demands of professional production in a non-profit theatre setting. 
  • Demonstrated ability to work with staff and designers to find creative, brand consistent ways to bring in shows at or under budget projections. 

Desired Attributes: 

  • Results–oriented. 
  • Sets and achieves strategic goals. 
  • Excellent interpersonal and networking skills.
  • Action driven personality who is passionate about the arts and for continuing to make TexARTS a special place for both young and seasoned artists to create. 
  • Engages with all stakeholders through collaboration. 
  • Takes initiative when required and appropriate. 
  • Demonstrates creative / innovative thinking to grow the organization. 
  • Provides sound strategic thinking coupled with effective problem solving. 
  • Articulates clearly and effectively with diverse constituencies and audiences. 
  • Creates a positive and rewarding work environment that attracts, develops, and retains highly qualified talent. 
  • Motivates and delegates effectively.

Compensation: Salary based on experience plus benefits

To Apply:

Send cover letter, resume, references, and salary expectations to natanya@tex-arts.org


Box Office/ House Manager

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JOB SUMMARY

We are looking for someone passionate about live theatre who can provide exceptional customer service in person, via email and over the phone while selling tickets, providing information and handling routine box office duties. 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. Shows typically run from Thursday – Sunday, depending on the production. This position requires availability on weekends and evenings. The ideal candidate for this position must exercise independent judgement, initiative, ability to problem solve, diplomacy, a strong commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion.

Box Office/House Manager will be responsible for:
• Pre & Post Show Front of House Tasks
• Volunteer Management
• Event set-up & breakdown
• Process Ticket Sales and Exchanges
• Will Call Distribution
• Providing information to patrons
• 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
September 2021

Job Type: Part-time


Designers and Production Personnel

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TexARTS is accepting resumes for our 2021-2022 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:

TexARTS Professional Series
Honky Tonk Laundry (Oct. 2021)*
A Cool Yule (Dec. 2021)*
Sweeney Todd (Feb. 2022)*
The Full Monty (July/Aug. 2022)*

TexARTS Youth Musical Theatre Series
Beauty and the Beast, Jr. (Nov. 2022)*

The Nutcracker (Dec. 2022)*
Title TBA (March 2023)*

Title TBA (April 2023)**all dates pending due to the pandemic

All design and technical theatre professionals at TexARTS should:
• Hold a degree in Theatre Design/Technology or relevant field OR have 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.