Jobs in the Arts

Updated March 2, 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

ACES Educational Center for the Arts

Job Title: Acting Teacher

Send CV/Resume along with cover letter detailing your teaching/directing expertise to: Ingrid Schaeffer, Chairwoman of the Theatre Department, ACES Educational Center for the Arts, 55 Audubon Street, New Haven, CT or via e-mail at ischaeffer@aces.org

Application deadline: April 3, 2017

Responsibilities: Teach advanced level theatre classes and direct productions to highly focused high school students.

Skills Required: Significant directing experience. BA/BFA required, MFA preferred, minimum of 3 years teaching experience required.  Knowledge of current acting techniques taught at college conservatories as well as voice and speech and theatre movement experience required.  Demonstrated success teaching college/high school with both process centered exploration as well as product driven results.

Connecticut Arts Alliance (Remote Position)

Job Title: P/T Administrator

Send cover letter & resume to: awhitford03@gmail.com

Application Deadline: March 3, 2017

Responsibilities: Provide administrative support to President for material related to board meetings. Work with Treasurer to develop and track budget. Coordinate strategic planning with board. Monitor and update website. Report to grantees. Interface with cultural and nonprofit partners, and state and national advocacy organizations. Help formulate and implement follow through to Arts Day 2017 in coordination with the CT Office of the Arts. In concert with CT Office of the Arts and other partners, coordinate Arts Day 2018 with a goal of increased engagement and participation levels and partnerships. Build membership program and work with DRSO’s to implement. Coordinate Calls to Action eblasts, etc. Because this is a new position, scope of duties may change according to organization’s needs.

Skills Required: Excellent communications skills; knowledge of electronic communications using email service providers; proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Excel; strong time management and organization skills; ability to work with a diverse group of professionals; experience with nonprofit organizations necessary.

Connecticut Repertory Theatre

Job Title: Assistant Company/House Manager, Concessions Manager

Send letter and resume to: Panagiota Kanavaros, Company/House Manager, Connecticut Repertory Theatre, 802 Bolton Road, Unit 1127, Storrs, CT 06269 or email panagiota.kanavaros@uconn.edu

Responsibilities: Summer season consisting of two musicals and a play. Mid-May to late July. Contracts are 7-10 weeks, depending on position.

Skills Required: Daytime, evening, and weekend availability required. Company management and/or front of house experience is preferred.

Connecticut Repertory Theatre

Job Title: Wardrobe Supervisor

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

Skills Required: Energetic, collaborative, highly organized and skilled Wardrobe Supervisor. A caring and supportive personality is essential. Applicant should possess excellent communication skills, experience in plotting a show and creating actor/dresser paperwork and managing a crew of interns. Some educating and mentoring is to be expected. Applicant should also have a thorough knowledge of garment care, the use of industrial sewing machines, irons and steamers, and basic wig maintenance. Experience in shoe repair and craftwork is beneficial.

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.

Connecticut Repertory Theatre

Job Title: Scenic Charge Artist

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: 2017 Nutmeg Summer Season. Competitive bi-weekly salary with free housing available.

Skills Required: Knowledge of scenic painting techniques and surface treatments, including but not limited to translucencies, carving, texturing, ageing, distressing, marbling, and wood graining.

Experience in a range of art forms, including lettering and sign work, sculpturing, modeling, portraits, and murals. Ability to independently translate designer’s renderings, notes, and color elevations into meaningful samples and full scale painted scenery. Demonstrated ability to research and develop new techniques. Strong organizational and time management skills. Ability to work independently, but also as part of a team, and multi-task. Excellent attention to detail and quality control. Prior supervisory experience. Candidate must have a current, valid driver’s license, and the ability to drive company vans.

Connecticut Repertory Theatre

Job Title: Scenic Carpenters

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

Responsibilities: 2017 Nutmeg Summer Season consisting of two musicals and one play. Competitive bi-weekly salary with free housing available.

Skills Required: The successful candidates will have a working knowledge of traditional theatrical scene construction; must be able to read technical drafting; self-motivated; familiar with typical shop tools and equipment; and work well with others.

The Dance Corner (Killingworth)

Job Title: Dance Teachers

Email cover letter and resume and, if available, a link to a youtube channel or video of you dancing or teaching to: misscarrie@thedancecorner.com

Application Deadline: March 31, 2017

Responsibilities: Dance Corner is seeking experienced dance teachers who love children and want to share their passion with them. Our positive classrooms are staffed by amazing teachers who go beyond teaching dance technique to developing important life skills in students because The Dance Corner is More Than Just Great Dancing!

Skills Required: Backgrounds in Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Tumbling/Acrobatics, Cheer and/or Hip Hop preferred. Dependability, professionalism, creativity, punctuality and friendliness a must!

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: Corporate Giving Manager

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

Responsibilities: This position has primary responsibility for achieving the theatre’s annual corporate fundraising goal of $750,000, working closely with the Director of Development and board members to identify, cultivate, and solicit corporate donors and steward their gifts. Some evening and weekend hours required.

Skills Required: The qualified candidate will have a successful track record of soliciting support through face-to-face meetings, written proposals, and grant applications.

Long Wharf Theatre

Job Title: P/T Business Assistant

Send cover letter, resume and references to: Attn: Human Resources, 222 Sargent Drive, New Haven, CT, Fax (203) 776-2287, Email: human.resources@longwharf.org

Responsibilities: Working with the Business Manager and Associate Managing Director to facilitate bookkeeping, payroll and various finance department tasks.

Skills Required: Should be highly organized, detail oriented, have strong written and verbal communication skills, and excellent organizational skills. Bachelor’s Degree and some experience with accounting concepts preferred.  2+ years’ work experience.

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.

Oddfellows Playhouse

Job Title: Program Director

Send resume, cover letter and sample program description to: Kristen Palmer, Artistic Director, kristen@oddfellows.org

Application Deadline: March 30, 2017

Responsibilities: The program director is responsible for overseeing day to day programming for Oddfellows Playhouse Youth Theater and putting our mission into action. These programs include on-site afterschool & Saturday classes, 3 – 4 mainstage productions each season, the Summer Children’s Circus of Middletown, and partnerships and contracts with other organizations. This position reports directly to the Artistic Director, and works with all staff, contracted artists, interns and volunteers to realize the vision of the organization.

Skills Required: Advanced Degree and/or Experience in Theater, Circus, Education and/or Social Justice programming. Experience as a Youth Theater/Circus Director & Producer; Teaching Artist across age groups; Ability to design curriculum & lesson plans; Working with Special Needs Population through the Arts; Running successful theater education programs; Excellent Communicator; Organized; self-directed; Management experience – particularly artists & volunteers; Authentic connection to organization’s mission.

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.

Pantochino (Milford)

Job Title: P/T Theatrical Production Intern

Email cover letter and resume to: pantochino@gmail.com

Responsibilities: Work with us for spring 2017 (March-May). Intern will assist in the rehearsal process and participate in a myriad of production and administrative duties. A great opportunity for college-aged individuals or anyone who would like to be involved in professional theatre production.

Town of Hamden

Job Title: Director of Arts & Culture

Applications and job descriptions are available in the Personnel Department daily from 8:30 – 4:30pm, and are available on the Town website www.hamden.com. Completed applications and resumes should be sent to: Personnel Department, Hamden Government Center, 2750 Dixwell Avenue, Hamden, CT  06518

Application Deadline: March 15, 2017

Responsibilities: This is a highly responsible Administrative position in the Town of Hamden reporting directly to the Mayor.  The Director of Arts & Culture will create and oversee implementation of the strategic vision, business plan, budget, staffing plan, marketing plan for music, dance, film, theater, multi-disciplinary arts programming and other community events and projects.  Coordinates funding and community volunteer involvement.

Skills Required: Must be proficient in all aspects of booking and artist relations, production management, and community development. Graduation from a recognized college or university with a four (4) year degree in Fine Arts or a closely related field of study. Three (3) years of Arts and Culture programming experience with supervisory responsibility. Sound fiscal management expertise required along with strong leadership skills including conflict resolution and team building.

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