Theatre Under the Stars
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Careers

General Manager

JOB PURPOSE

The General Manager provides management support for key areas of Theatre Under The Stars operations. In partnership with the Executive Director and Artistic Director; this position works holistically and collaboratively with all departments across the organization. Additionally, the General Manager guides the Company Management and Production departments and has strong coordination with Information Technology and Services.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

• Create, develop, maintain and track a variety of complex budgets that contribute to fiscal health of the theater. Key participant in the season planning process.
• Manage and negotiate contracts with actors, directors, designers, choreographers, composers and other artistic staff within union regulations and established budgets.
• Maintain a thorough knowledge of the work rules for the five represented unions: AEA, SDC, USA, IATSE, AFM
• Serve as a point of contact for labor/management and contractual questions from staff.
• Negotiate royalties and production licenses for produced plays.
• Manage, negotiate and execute intellectual property contracts between the NAME OF THEATRE and authors, composers, orchestrators, and lyricists.
• Negotiate contracts for international, national, and local presenting companies and co-producing partners within established budgets, union regulations, and parameters of the presenting space.
• Serve as the point of contact in the management of outside producers, presenters, promoters and visiting national and international companies.
• Manage the flow of information for outside presentations among the Production, Artistic, Education, Marketing and Development departments.
• Foster and support safety management efforts and work with HR to develop protocols and procedures for the staff.
• Hire, supervise, train and manage staff through coaching, mentorship, performance meetings and ongoing feedback. Involve HR on performance issues as needed.
• Assist the Executive Director in strategic projects and analysis.
• Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

• A minimum of five years of experience in theater, education and/or arts administration in a leadership role.
• Knowledge of theater and the ability to articulate and professionally represent Theatre Under The Stars for presenters and the general public.
• Ability to think strategically and execute with attention to detail.
• Ability to manage multiple priorities.
• Excellent leadership and organizational skills.
• Ability to foster and maintain positive relationships with colleagues, corporate professionals, artists, teachers, community partners, volunteers and the general public.
• Demonstrated ability to manage organizational budgets.
• Strong proficiency with the Microsoft Office Suite.
• Ability to communicate effectively and persuasively in oral and written communication on both an interpersonal and group level.
• Strong commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion in all its forms.
• Experience, ability and commitment to working with diverse groups in terms of gender expression, race, sexual orientation, religion, ability, age, class and immigrant status.
• Ability to exercise professional discretion and confidentiality.
• Occasional travel necessary.
• Ability to work evenings and weekends as necessary.

Please send your resume and cover letter to: Recruiting@tuts.com

Program Coordinator

JOB PURPOSE

The position of Program Coordinator, Education & Community Engagement, works collaboratively with staff, schools, students, and community organizations to strategize and build lasting partnerships, programs, and experiences in the arts.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Planning

• Create and implement arts education curriculum that will be applied to TUTS Community Engagement Strategic Programming.
• Develop and maintain yearly timelines for program scheduling.
• Maintain an organized system for monitoring and collecting outcomes using planning calendars and schedules.
• Implement all facets of administrative content for the Community Engagement Program – booking apps, agreement letters, invoices, sending evaluations with deadlines, and assisting with site visits, etc.
• Work directly with Community Organizations, such as HAP and AAI, updating information and creating relationships.

Staffing/Development

• Assist in ensuring community locations are staffed with Teaching Artists based on geography, learning outcomes, and site needs.
• Draft and coordinate signatures for teaching artist and nurse contract exhibits.
• Assist Teaching Artists with online lesson plan creation and submission.
• Participate in relevant professional development opportunities as they relate to the arts and education.

Support Daily Operations

• Attend and participate in meetings as requested.
• Devise and write arts-based curriculum that can be adapted to suit the needs of a range of students and situations.
• Maintain and monitor all areas of Development Data Report related to Community Engagement.
• Prepare Community Engagement program materials including:
• Inventory of supplies and purchase supplies as needed.
• Schedules and informational materials for program staff.
• Lesson plan and residency plan Teaching Artist templates.
• Curricular materials such as student templates, packets, handouts, CDs, posters, etc.
• Interface with teachers, administrators, and teaching artists.
• Serve as person of contact with Community Engagement regarding booking.
• Serve as primary person of contact with Community Engagement teaching artists regarding scheduling, curriculum and administrative needs.

QUALIFICATIONS
• A relevant 4 year academic degree.
• 3-5 years of Teaching Artist background preferred.
• Experience working with and within school systems and community organizations.
• Must have working knowledge of applied arts, especially theatre and musical theatre structures such as:
• Creative Drama
• Arts Integration
• Technique-based training
• Theatre for Social Change
• Must have an outstanding knowledge of the arts classroom and how to construct and adapt lesson plans, residency plans, rehearsal outlines, workshops, etc., based on learning objective, desired outcomes, and artistic expectations.
• Must have outstanding interpersonal skills as well as strong verbal and written communication skills. Microsoft office expertise specifically Word, Excel, and Publisher. Adobe Photoshop experience a plus.
• The individual must be highly organized and skilled with numbers and data, as well as scheduling and multi-tasking.
• Must have reliable transportation and a knowledge of Houston geography.
• Background in educational grant-writing is a bonus.
• Must have a passion for young people, the transformative power of arts education, and the effect it has on the individual and the community.
• A positive attitude and an earnest interest in providing good customer service
• Ability to maintain confidentiality.
• Strong commitment to diversity and inclusion.
• Ability and commitment to working with diverse groups in terms of gender expression, race, sexual orientation, religion, ability, age, class and immigrant status.

Please send your resume and cover letter to: Recruiting@tuts.com

Designer – Content Production

JOB PURPOSE

To increase brand awareness and loyalty (ultimately driving ticket sales and fundraising) via social media content. To assist the Lead Designer in the conception, development, execution, and delivery of media content for use across all marketing platforms. Works with Digital Coordinator to ensure delivery and distribution of content

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
PLANNING

• Develop creative concepts based on learned objectives
• Research and Completive Reference
• Identifying key players, locations, sets / props, etc.
• Scouting Walk-Thrus, Permits
• Budgeting (cost and schedule)
• Shot List/Scripting
• Abide by any legal guidelines regarding video production from start to completion
• Assist Manager of Communications developing press plan and writing releases which include positioning each event to the media and targeting the distribution to maximize results

CAPTURE

• Still and video shooting (independently)
• Managing a crew of shooters
• Coordinate artist interviews with media partner crews

EDITING

• Dailies/Rough Cuts
• Graphics/Animations
• Review and Feedback
• Revisions
• Final Output

QUALIFICATIONS

• Bachelor’s degree in Design, Marketing, Communications or related field is required
• 3+ years of professional work experience in a comparable position with direct involvement with digital media
• Proficiency in all Microsoft software applications/MAC Proficiency is a plus
• Excellent writing, editing and proofreading skills
• Strong customer service and problem solving skills and the ability to work effectively with a variety of individuals and personalities
• Proficient at prioritizing while performing a variety of detailed-oriented tasks
• Ability to complete assignments on time with minimal supervision
• Ability to work well independently and with a team High standards of ethics and integrity
• Extremely strong Still and Video Photography Skills
• Proficiency in the following software applications:
• MAC Operating Systems
• Microsoft Office
• Google Drive
• WordPress
• Email Marketing (ex: Vertical Response)
• Adobe Creative Cloud
• InDesign
• Illustrator
• Photoshop
• Lightroom
• After Effects
• Premiere Pro
• Apple Final Cut Pro
• HTML/CSS Coding
• A positive attitude and an earnest interest in providing good customer service
• Ability to maintain confidentiality.
• Strong commitment to diversity and inclusion.
• Ability and commitment to working with diverse groups in terms of gender expression, race, sexual orientation, religion, ability, age, class and immigrant status.

Please send your resume and cover letter to: Recruiting@tuts.com

Company Manager

Job Purpose

The Company Manager will provide support for artistic staff on all TUTS produced shows including HSMT (Humphrey’s School of Musical Theatre) productions and act as liaison for the company management of touring productions.

Duties and Responsibilities

Accommodations, Travel and Transportation Coordinator
• Book travel for out of town artists
• Arrange local transportation for company members & guest artists
• Facilitate theater parking, building access for all artists
• Request and provide wireless internet access for creative team and stage management while in the theater.
• Coordinate & arrange housing for out-of-town artists

Contract Management
• Negotiate contracts for artists as assigned
• Draft and ensure execution of all personnel contracts for artists per specifications of TUTS Management
• Prepare contract sheet pre-production

Company Care
• Meet and greet guest artists, provide facilities tour (as appropriate).
• Complete company specific hospitality requests, as appropriate
• Oversee physical health of company, assisting in accident reporting, medical care and transportation.
• Coordinate Company cast parties, cast gifts, Meet & Greets, and Company Picnics

Payroll & Administrative Duties
• Distribute and collect necessary payroll paperwork
• Assist with payroll preparation and distribution
• Process personnel specific accounts payable
• Process and distribute design fees, reimbursements etc.

Qualifications

• Minimum of two years of company management experience. Experience in theater and arts are required.
• Experience in Raisers Edge and/or Tessitura a plus.
• Availability to work days, evenings and weekends as required. This is an “on-call” position.
• Strong commitment to exemplary customer service and exceptional written communication skills are mandatory.
• Knowledge of basic non-profit development principles and practices.
• Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills.
• Ability to solve problems with creativity and efficiency.
• Excellent planning and organizational skills.
• Ability to listen effectively to assist staff and volunteers in identifying and resolving challenges.
• Ability to manage multiple priorities to ensure work is completed in a timely and productive manner.
• Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and maintain a sound perspective, essential for maintaining healthy relationships with co-workers.
• Ability to work effectively with a variety of people in various settings.
• A positive attitude and an earnest interest in providing good customer service to corporate donors.
• Excellent skills in Word, Excel, Outlook and Email.
• Exemplary attention to detail and accuracy.
• Ability to maintain confidentiality.
• Strong commitment to diversity and inclusion.
• Ability and commitment to working with diverse groups in terms of gender expression, race, sexual orientation, religion, ability, age, class and immigrant status.

Please send your resume and cover letter to: Recruiting@tuts.com