Careers

Studio Tenn Theatre Company is an equal opportunity employer.


Production and Company Manager


Reports to: Managing Director and Artistic Director


Summary: 

The Production Manager/Company Manager is a key member of Studio Tenn Theatre Company’s production and administration teams and is responsible for supervising all aspects of production, including the hiring and supervision of all production personnel and some artistic personnel (in conjunction with the Artistic Director and Managing Director), working with directors and designers to ensure top quality productions, and creating and maintaining production budgets.

The Production Manager/Company Manager must have excellent communication skills and the ability to manage shifting and competing priorities. Self-motivation, a very strong sense of follow-through, good judgment and discretion and the ability to maintain a positive attitude in stressful environments are all essential attributes. Night and weekend hours are required. 

Production Manager responsibilities:

  • Work closely with the Managing Director/Producer to create show budgets for the Studio Tenn season (shows and special events)
  • Work alongside Managing Director/Producer and Artistic teams to manage show budgets and logistics
  • Communicate effectively with production designers and technicians to provide information, advice and guidance to successfully complete projects
  • Find cost-effective solutions to creative challenges
  • Work closely with the Production Stage Manager to create and maintain the production schedule for the Studio Tenn Season (shows and special events)
  • Work closely with the Production Stage Manager to schedule and manage production meetings and coordinate the schedules and needs of the artistic and technical staff while facilitating effective communication
  • Oversee the management/organization of load-in & load-out schedules
  • Communicate and write/negotiate riders with venues
  • Assisting with recruitment and hiring, as well as the training and management of seasonal production staff 

Company Manager responsibilities:

  • Lead weekly staff meetings to discuss general company function, the planning of upcoming events and to assess individual and group efforts
  • Work with the Production Stage Manager to oversee the Studio Tenn Internship Program
  • Assisting in the casting process: from writing and releasing audition notices and booking audition time slots to being a reader at auditions and assisting in the casting process
  • Write, communicate and negotiate employment contracts with talent and production
  • Answer phones and assist with ticket sales (as needed during peak and non-production times)
  • Assist with Housing and Transportation for out-of-town cast and crew when necessary 

*Plus any other duties deemed necessary by management.

 

Work Requirements and Qualifications:

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Candidate must have:

  • A broad understanding of all aspects of theatre
  • Experience negotiating and acting as mediator in artistic and technical discussions
  • Experience creating, monitoring and adhering to budgets
  • Experience overseeing production calendars and schedules
  • Ability to read a script and assess requirements in regards to staffing, budgeting and design
  • Experience as a production manager or member of a production management team required
  • Experience navigating union agreements (AEA, IATSE, Musician Unions, etc.) is a plus 

Education:

  • Well-qualified candidates should possess a bachelor's degree in Theatre and/or hands-on training and experience in the fields of theatrical production and company management

 

If interested:

- Please submit a cover letter, resume and writing sample to jakespeck@studiotenn.com 
- Deadline: February 20, 2017
- No phone calls, please
- If selected as a candidate, you will be notified to take part in the interview process
- If you do not receive a request to interview, you were not selected as a first-round candidate

Studio Tenn is committed to recruiting and fostering a diverse community of staff. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. AA/EOE

 


Director of Development

 

Reports to: Managing Director and Artistic Director


Summary: 

The Development Director is a key member of Studio Tenn Theatre Company’s administration team, who is responsible for the cultivation and maintenance of all aspects of fundraising to advance the mission of the organization. The Director of Development reports to the Managing Director. 

Fundraising activities include: 

  • Annual Campaign - individual, corporate and foundation giving including major gifts 
  • Sponsorship - title and presenting sponsors for all productions in the season 
  • Special Events – underwriting for annual gala One Night Only and creation and implementation of additional events 
  • Government Grants – maintaining grant deadlines, writing applications and researching new grant/fundraising opportunities 

Responsibilities:  

  • Create, plan and implement new and creative strategies to strengthen the annual campaign
  • Research, network and develop proposals for sponsorships
  • Develop a comprehensive online giving program
  • Work with the board of directors and advisory board, development committee and other volunteers in identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding major gifts
  • Prepare borad members for cultivations and solicitation activities and partner with them on implementation
  • Build strong relationships with foundations and corporate funders
  • Plan an oversee the annual gala and other special events
  • Meet all reporting deadlines and donor updates
  • Oversee the collection of data on contributors and the database
  • Work with marketing and communication team to unify branding and messaging
  • Oversee the production of all development documents and materials
  • Create, establish and update key contributor documents, i.e. gift acceptance and planned giving policies
  • Maintain and implement effective development systems and policies

*Plus any other duties deemed necessary by management.

Work Requirements and Qualifications:

Education: 

Well-qualified candidates should possess a bachelor's degree in business, marketing or nonprofit leadership with a minimum of 2 years of fundraising experience. Other experience includes, but is not limited to, public relations, prospecting and business development. 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Candidate must have:

  • Persuasive writing, strong verbal communication and the ability to interact at an executive level
  • Ability to work in Microsoft Office and Excel
  • Effective project management skills, including setting and meeting deadlines
  • Ability to make decisions and creatively problem solve
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Attention to detail

If interested:

- Please submit a cover letter, resume and writing sample to jakespeck@studiotenn.com 
- Deadline: February 28, 2017
- No phone calls, please
- If selected as a candidate, you will be notified to take part in the interview process
- If you do not receive a request to interview, you were not selected as a first-round candidate

Studio Tenn is committed to recruiting and fostering a diverse community of staff. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. AA/EOE