Jobs in the Arts

Updated February 16, 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.

Catalyst Prep

Job Title: Edutainers

Apply Online At: http://catalystprep.com/career/explore-teaching-opportunities/

Responsibilities: We’re looking for bright, energetic, talented “edutainers” to put on our upcoming spring SAT/ACT bootcamps. Done primarily on weekend mornings, our bootcamps require high-energy and bright instructors who can work a crowd and sell the sometimes corny jokes of our curriculum. Instructors are at-will workers and can choose which bootcamps they do and do not want to teach. Great side job for actors and students! Pay begins at $250/weekend and can increase with experience and positive performance. In-home tutoring opportunities are also available.

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.

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

Guilford Art Center

Job Title: Craft Expo Coordinator

Email cover letter and resume to: postion@guilfordartcenter.org. No phone calls please. Hours: 20-25 hours/week, year-round, with additional hours as necessary during Craft Expo.

Responsibilities: Organizes all aspects of Craft Expo and assists with some aspects of the Shop, primarily the Artistry holiday sale. Works with town departments to secure dates and submit appropriate applications. Announces call to artists; organizes and maintains online application process and subsequent jurying database; corresponds with accepted artists on all details of participation. Coordinates with contractors (tent vendor, electrician, sanitation, etc), and works to provide with media sponsor with all materials for program. Works with Marketing Specialist on media campaign. Secures and contracts with food vendors, musicians, and student tent and demonstration participants. Organizes show layout and volunteer schedule. Manages/oversees event on-site with artists, public and volunteers. Additional responsibilities (during the months September through December) related to the Shop/Artistry holiday sale include working with Shop Administrator to assist with purchase orders, other inventory functions, and ordering packaging; part-time hours as Shop Assistant.

Skills required: A successful candidate will be well-organized, energetic, and be open to collaboration and group problem-solving. They will have the ability to multi-task, excellent people skills, oral and written communication skills, and good computer skills. An interest in and understanding of the arts is a plus.

Hartford Stage

Job Title: Apprenticeships (Arts Administration; Artistic; Costumes; Development; Education; Electrics; Marketing/Communications; Production/Company Management; Properties; and Technical/Scenic Arts)

For details about each Apprenticeship position visit: www.hartfordstage.org/apprenticeships

Send cover letter, resume, references and supporting materials to: education@hartfordstage.org

Application deadline: March 1, 2017

Hartford Stage

Job Title: P/T Non-Exempt House Manager

Email resume and cover letter to: Margie Glick, Patron Services Manager,  mglick@hartfordstage.org

Responsibilities: Oversee the nightly operations of our 484-seat theater. Ensuring the safety of our patrons while supervising the house staff, concessions team, and volunteers. Evening/weekend shifts required (based on the performance schedule).

Skills Required: The ideal candidate is a self-starter with excellent customer service skills, is well-organized and should feel comfortable problem solving on their feet in a fast-paced environment. Prior Front of House or customer relations experience is preferred.

International Festival of Arts & Ideas (New Haven)

Job Title: Freelance Grant Writer

Email a proposal, along with current resume and client (or employer) references to: tgriggs@artidea.org

Responsibilities: Play a vital role in the organization’s fundraising efforts.  This is an independent contract position.  The successful candidate will commit approximately 60-70 hours per month to this endeavor.  Following an initial orientation, work will be done remotely, with the exception of attending occasional meetings. S/he will work closely with the Director of Development, and consult with other members of the development and programming staff as necessary.

Skills Required: The ideal candidate is an organized, detail-oriented creative-thinker, with excellent writing, editing and oral communication skills. S/he must be able to successfully manage multiple deadlines, and ongoing projects.  A commitment to the performing arts and a passion for the International Festival of Arts & Ideas’ mission is a necessity.  A confidentiality clause will be part of the Letter of Agreement for this engagement.

Long Wharf Theatre

Job Title: Operations Associate

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 areas, office areas, and theatre exterior/grounds such as snow removal and sanding, minor repairs, painting, fleet maintenance, performing set-up/clean-up for meetings/special events, office duties.

Skills Required: Candidate should possess a strong work ethic and the ability to work independently as well as part of a team. Knowledge of HVAC and security systems.  Driver’s License required; must be able to climb stairs, work on your feet for extended periods of time, and lift 40lbs.

Nelson Hall

Job Title: Director

Contact: Richard T. Smith, (203) 271-8861, atticsmith@aol.com

Responsibilities: For the Play “January Thaw”. Production dates: April 27, 28, 29. Rehearsals Sundays 1:00pm – 4:00pm and Tuesday/Friday evenings 7:00pm – 10:00pm beginning Feb. 19. Spring Glen Church of Christ, 1825 Whitney Ave, Hamden, CT.  Compensation offered.

New Paradigm Theatre Company (virtually-based but with outreach to New Haven and Fairfield County)

Job Title: Freelance Grant Writer

Please email a proposal, along with current resume and client (or employer) references to: info@nptheatre.org

Responsibilities: Play an important role in the organization’s fundraising efforts.  This is an independent and commissioned position.  The successful candidate will commit an agreed upon amount of hours per month to submitting grants appropriate to our programming.  After an initial meeting, work will be done remotely, with the exception of attending occasional meetings. S/he will work closely with the Artistic Director and consult with other members of the board as necessary.

Skills Required: The ideal candidate is organized, detail-oriented and a creative-thinker, with excellent writing, editing and oral communication skills. S/he must be able to successfully seek out grants and manage those ongoing projects.  Our mission statement: New Paradigm Theatre Company is a professional theatre fostering creative problem solvers, leaders, and global citizens through theatre arts education and productions. We have a lot of exciting programming ahead this year and since our staff is entirely volunteer, we need someone who can help to submit grants on a commissioned basis. Our Broadway, Film and TV pros work tirelessly to bring the arts to “in need” students as well as special need students. We collaborate extensively with other non profits and are primed to qualify for grants.  We just do not have the staff to take it on at this time so we are seeking someone who can submit the grants for us.

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.

Waterbury Symphony Orchestra

Job Title: Executive Director

For More Information and To Apply: http://www.waterburysymphony.org/about/WSO_Employment_Opportunity/index.shtml

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