Jobs in the Arts

Updated April 20, 2017

The Arts Council provides these regional job listings as a service to the community and is not responsible for the content or deadlines. Job listings are free and open to all arts organizations, educational institutions and creative businesses. AA/EOE

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JOBS

Connecticut Repertory Theatre

Job Title: Patron Services Intern

Send cover letter and resume to: Jess Reed, Sales Office Manager, Connecticut Repertory Theatre, 802 Bolton Road, Unit 1127, Storrs, CT 06269 or email jess.reed@uconn.edu

Responsibilities: Box office intern for our summer season consisting of two musicals and a play. Work afternoons in the box office and will work at the shows in the evenings and on weekends. Season dates: Late May to mid-July. Weekly stipend of $125 plus free housing.

Connecticut Repertory Theatre

Job Title: Technical Interns Positions available in all areas – scenery, costumes, properties, electrics, scene painting, and management office

Send cover letter and resume to: Robert Copley, Production Manager, Connecticut Repertory Theatre, 802 Bolton Road, Unit 1127, Storrs, CT 06269 or email bob.copley@uconn.edu

Responsibilities: Technical interns for our summer season consisting of two musicals and a play. Interns will work half days in shops and run shows at night.

Connecticut Repertory Theatre

Job Title: Cutter/Draper

Send letter and resume to: Robert Copley, Production Manager, CRT, 802 Bolton Road, Unit 1127, Storrs, CT 06269 or email bob.copley@uconn.edu

Responsibilities: Position oversees shop with 1 First Hand and 2 Stitchers, often of varying skill levels. Some educating and mentoring is to be expected.

Skills Required: Energetic, collaborative, highly organized and skilled Cutter/Draper with experience in draping and patterning historical and modern costumes and the ability to guide shop staff in the quality completion of these garments in a short build timeline. Applicant should have knowledge of Equity rules regarding costumes as well as expertise in conducting costume fittings and making smart and efficient decisions regarding alterations. Applicant should possess a strong working knowledge of industrial sewing machines and other professional costume shop tools and supplies.

Connecticut Repertory Theatre

Job Title: Production Positions – Assistant Technical Director, Master Carpenter, Carpenters, Scenic Charge, Scenic Artist, Props Artisan, Electricians/Follow Spot Operators, First Hand, Cutter/Draper, Wardrobe Mistress, Stitchers, A1 Audio Engineer/Mixer, A2 Audio Technician/ Monitor mixer, and Box Office support

Send letter and resume to: Robert Copley, Production Manager, CRT, 802 Bolton Road, Unit 1127, Storrs, CT 06269 or email bob.copley@uconn.edu

Responsibilities: Summer season consisting of two musicals and a play. Season: Mid-May to late July. Contracts are 7-9 weeks, depending on position. Salaries: Competitive, subsidized housing available.

Connecticut Repertory Theatre (Storrs)

Job Title: Audio Engineer/Mixer

Send a cover letter and resume to: bob.copley@uconn.edu

Responsibilities: Employment will start May 15 and end on July 17. Housing will be provided in addition to a competitive bi-weekly salary (based on experience). The Audio Engineer/ Mixer will need to be able to aid the Sound Designer in building the mix of two musicals and a play and will be expected to actively mix each performance for a 6 day/8-9 show performance week.

Skills Required: The ideal candidate will have at least 2 years theatrical sound engineering experience including the ability to hang and rig speakers, will be proficient in the use of a Yamaha M7CL-48 digital board or equivalent, and will have knowledge of QLab Playback Software.

Danbury Music Centre

Job Title: Music Director/Conductor of the Danbury Concert Chorus

Submit a resume, two sample programs, and a rehearsal DVD to: Danbury Music Centre, 256 Main Street, Danbury, CT 06810

Application Deadline: Must be postmarked no later than Friday, April 21, 2017

Responsibilities: The chorus rehearses weekly on Tuesdays from September through May and performs three or four concerts a year including an annual Messiah. For the purposes of our search, in the 2017-18 season, three finalists will be invited to conduct concerts from September through June. To request additional information about this position, or to learn more about the application process, please visit http://danburymusiccentre.org/danbury-concert-chorus-director-search/, call 203-748-1716, or email dmc@danburymusiccentre.org

Goodspeed

Job Title: P/T Gift Shop Attendant

Please stop by The Goodspeed during business hours to fill out an application

Skills Required: Seeking enthusiastic, responsible person who enjoys working with the public.

Goodspeed Musicals

Job Title: P/T Assistant House Manager/Usher

Send letter, resume and references to: Amanda Michaud/Supervising House Manager, Goodspeed Musicals, PO Box A, East Haddam CT 06423, fax 860.873.2389, amichaud@goodspeed.org

Responsibilities: Assist Patrons and manage Front of House staff during day, eve and weekend performances at Goodspeed Musicals.

Skills Required: Experience in supervising ushers/bartenders and providing excellent customer service is critical. Strong interpersonal and leadership skills; a mature and positive attitude; and a willingness to pitch in and get the job done.

Goodspeed Musicals

Job Title: Bartender

Email resume to: amichaud@goodspeed.org

Skills Required: Great sense of hospitality. Experience required. Hours are flexible, ranging from matinee shows to evenings and weekends as needed.

Goodspeed Musicals

Job Title: Props Run Crew Head

Email cover letter, availability, resume and list of three references to: Ryann Lee, Props Manager, ryann.lee@goodspeed.org

Skills Required: Seeking candidates with excellent prop maintenance skills, ability to lift at least 40lbs up several flights of stairs, good endurance for extremely physical 8 shows a week props track, and a positive attitude.  Preferred candidates would be available starting May 2017.

Goodspeed Musicals

Currently Seeking: Master Carpenter, Electrician/Spotlight Operators, Wardrobe Assistants, Stage Crew, Props Carpenter, Props Run Crew Head, Stage Carpenter, Technical Direction Apprentice & Technical Apprenticeships

To apply and more information go to: http://www.goodspeed.org/about/career-opportunities

Hartford Stage

Job Title: Education Production Coordinator

Email cover letter, resume and references to: jroberts@hartfordstage.org

Responsibilities: Overseeing all technical and production activities for our Education Department summer productions, including our Breakdancing Shakespeare production, Teen Musical , and Youth Ensemble productions. The Production Coordinator will report to the Director of Education and Production Manager, and will work closely with the Technical Director, production directors, designers and stage managers. Duties include managing production meetings and calendars, coordinating builds, rentals, purchases, etc., and supervising technical rehearsals, load-in and strike for all productions. Part time May 1-June 4 (approximately 20 hours per week); full time June 5-August 20.

Skills Required: Must have minimum of 2 years of experience in theatre production, with experience working on youth productions preferred; Bachelor’s degree preferred. Exceptional attention to detail, creativity and resourcefulness a must. Background check required.

Hartford Stage

Job Title: Corporate Giving Manager

Email cover letter, resume and references to: abilgutay@hartfordstage.org

Responsibilities: The position has primary responsibility for achieving the theatre’s annual corporate fundraising goal of $750,000. Work closely with Director of Development and board members to identify, cultivate, and solicit contributions from companies of all sizes.

Skills Required: Experience in fundraising, sales, and/or events. A successful track record of soliciting support through face-to-face meetings, written proposals, and grant applications.

Hartford Stage

Job Title: Stage Supervisor

Send cover letter, resume and references to: Charles S. Freitag, Associate Production Manager, Hartford Stage Company, 50 Church Street, Hartford, CT 06103 or via e-mail cfreitag@hartfordstage.org

Responsibilities: The hiring and supervising of stage crew for productions, working in conjunction with Stage Management and Production Assistants, automation programming through Creative Connors, scenery shifting, repairs and maintenance of both scenery and props during run of show.

Skills Required: Ideal candidates would have proficient carpentry skills, knowledge and operation of fly systems. They would also possess the ability to remain calm under pressure and a good sense of humor.

Long Wharf Theatre

Job Title: Box Office Manager

Email resume, cover letter, and references to: human.resources@longwharf.org

Responsibilities: Manage all aspects of box office, including subscription and single ticket sales.

Skills Required: 2-4 years of supervisory experience; bachelor’s degree required; superior customer service skills; strong organizational skills; and experience with ticketing software. Experience with a ticketing platform conversion a plus. Passion for live theatre or the performing arts a must. Must have flexible schedule including the ability to work nights and weekends.

Long Wharf Theatre

Job Title: P/T Operations Assistant

Send cover letter, resume, and references to: Human Resources, Long Wharf Theatre, 222 Sargent Drive, New Haven, CT 06511, fax: 203-776-2287, email: human.resources@longwharf.org

Responsibilities: Assist the Operations Manager in maintaining theatre facilities. Maintaining cleanliness of public, office areas, and theatre exterior/grounds, performing set-up/clean-up for meetings/special events and alarming/disarming the building as needed.

Skills Required: Candidate should possess a strong work ethic and the ability to work independently as well as part of a team. Must be able to climb stairs, and lift 35lbs. Must be available nights and weekends.

Mattatuck Museum

Job Title: Executive Assistant to the Director

Send cover letter that addresses qualifications and interest, current resume and 3 professional references to: EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT TO THE DIRECTOR SEARCH, Attn: Robert Burns, Director, Mattatuck Museum,144 West Main Street, Waterbury, CT 06702 or via email to bob@mattmuseum.org

Responsibilities: The Executive Assistant to the Director provides administrative support to the Executive Director and Board President as well as support for other staff directors as necessary. Specific responsibilities include maintaining the Director’s calendar, planning and executing business meetings, and providing support to other departments as needed. Assist Director and Board President in Board Meeting Preparation, ensure meeting announcements are distributed in advance to board and committees, assist with Board meeting logistics, and maintain board and committee minutes records. They will take on many of the office managerial tasks such as mail sorting, shipping, manage office supplies and coordinate office equipment management and repair needs.

Skills Required: The successful candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree or an Associates degree with relevant prior work experience. S/he should enjoy working with the public, meeting new people, and partnering with volunteers. Strong organizational skills are a must and the candidate should have the ability to prioritize and organize multiple activities.  S/he will possess strong typing skills, proven accuracy and attention to detail with the ability to work effectively under pressure and meet deadlines. Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Outlook, PowerPoint and Excel are required.

Neighborhood Music School

Job Title: Director of Development

Email resume, along with a thoughtful cover letter and salary requirements to: Dan Gurvich, Executive Director, jobs@neighborhoodmusicschool.org

A full job description can be found here: http://neighborhoodmusicschool.org/about/jobs/

Nesola Scarves

Job Title: Sales Representative

Email cover letter and resume to: lois@nesola-scarves.com

Responsibilities: Preferably person with established line to sell artist designed Nesola Scarves in Connecticut. Can be part time. Can grow into a full time position.

Skills Required: Ideal person will have sales experience; an eye for fashion, color and design; enjoy working with and selling to others, ability to work independently, computer skills, drivers license and car required.

New London Magnet School for the Visual and Performing Arts

Job Title: Director

For details go to: https://www.ctreap.net/job_postings/68273/CT01/CT01#.WO55fIVioot

Oddfellows Playhouse

Job Title: Business Manager, Part-Time

Send Cover letter and Resume to: Kristen Palmer, Artistic Director, kristen@oddfellows.org

Responsibilities: Oddfellows Playhouse Youth Theater in Middletown Connecticut seeks an experienced, organized and detail-oriented team-player to serve as its part-time business manager responsible for coordinating and facilitating the efficient and effective operation of its administrative office functions.

Skills Required: Reporting directly to the playhouse’s Artistic Director, the successful candidate will have proven experience with office management, knowledge of MS Office, QuickBooks, databases and information systems (Salesforce and Paychex a plus!), solid understanding of financial statistics and accounting principles, excellent organizational skills, and strong verbal and written communication skills. Degree/certificate in Business, Finance or Accounting preferred.

The Shoreline School of Art and Music (Branford)

Job Title: P/T Teachers/Subs

Contact: 203-481-4830

Responsibilities: Begin immediately to teach after school and early weekday evenings and Sat. am/early afternoons. Schedule TBA.

Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital, Child Life Department, Arts for Healing Program

Job Title: Hospital Artist-in-Residence – Writing/Theater, 5 -10 hrs/week

Apply on-line at YNHH.org Position code: 58241

Responsibilities: Develop, implement and adapt creative writing and spoken word activities for a diverse pediatric patient population in an acute healthcare setting.   Facilitate group or individual sessions that engage children of all ages, family members or staff in self-expression through poetry, narrative, theatrical writing and performance to support the healing process.  Share patient work through performance and publication.

Skills Required:  Minimum, Bachelor’s degree in Creative Writing, Theater, Expressive Art or related; minimum 1 year experience teaching creative writing to children in a healthcare environment or the equivalent of 2 years of experience teaching writing to children in a school or other community setting.  Applicants must possess strong writing and teaching skills, interactive group facilitation skills, excellent listening, empathy and collaboration skills and the ability to create a safe and nurturing family-centered environment that fosters creative expression and communication. Fluency in Spanish is a plus!

 

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

ArtCareer.Net: Job listings in the arts

Art Job: National listing of arts jobs and other opportunities; subscription required

ArtSearch: Comprehensive job postings for the performing arts, sponsored by Theater Communications Group; subscription required

Idealist.org: Hundreds of non-profit job listings

New York Foundation for the Arts – Classifieds: Frequently updated jobs listings, sponsored by New York Foundation for the Arts