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Carpenter - McCarter Theatre Center
Working under the Technical Director, Assistant Technical Director, and Senior Carpenter, McCarter staff Carpenters are a member of the team responsible for the construction, assembly, maintenance, and disassembly/disposal of all scenic elements for McCarter’s seasonal produced plays as well as the needs of presented events and outside projects.
Compensation: Minimum $1,040/wk or $26/hr
Technical Director - The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey
The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey (STNJ) in Florham Park and Madison, NJ is seeking an experienced Technical Director (TD). Position will be responsible for constructing or sourcing scenery for all productions/events; maintaining a 20,000ft scene shop and inventory in a safe, secure manner consistent with all OSHA regulations; supervising and training all scene shop staff including seasonal, over-hire, and intern labor; and managing production/shop budgets. The TD will collaborate with fellow production shop heads to ensure efficient and safe day-to-day operations of the Production Department.
Responsibilities: Oversee and implement all planning, construction, installation, maintenance, and disposal of scenic elements for all productions, special events, film projects, and art installations for STNJ. Safely maintain all stock, storage areas, equipment, tools, and soft goods per company policies in STNJ’s 20,000ft scene shop. Supervise all scenic work calls at STNJ’s various venues. Stay current and follow local, state, and federal (OSHA) safety standards and regulations. Encourage a positive work environment, free from harassment or discrimination; encourage open communication and information transparency. Manage a full-time staff of three (an ATD, 2 carpenters) as well as part-time or occasional over-hire laborers, interns, and acting apprentices. Develop with Production Management and Education a curriculum of master classes for Interns and Apprentices companies. Attend weekly production meetings; facilitate communication between designers and scene shop staff. Manage scenic material, labor, and equipment budget lines with the Production Coordinator. Assist with facility maintenance projects as assigned by the Artistic Director.
Compensation: $55,000 – $60,000 annually
Outreach and Community Engagement Manager - Vivid Stage
The position of Outreach and Community Engagement Manager is a 20-hour per week position that is hybrid remote/in-person. This person will report to the Artistic Director, working with the Artistic Director to develop, implement and oversee Vivid Stage’s education, outreach and community engagement efforts.
Compensation: $24,000 annually, approximately 20 hours of work per week (flexible, remote)
Deadline: June 23
AEA Stage Manager - Pushcart Players
Pushcart Players, the state’s premier touring educational theater for young audiences is hiring AEA Production Stage Managers for touring musical theater productions in the 2023-2024 season. Must be available for daytime / weekday engagements. Limited short-term out-of town touring, some weekend engagements; primarily day tours from central location in Verona, NJ.
Compensation: AEA Theatre for Young Audiences Tier I Weekly: $764 Per performance, $144 Hourly, $16 Pension & Health contributions made on member’s behalf
Deadline: July 30, 2023
Marketing Communications Manager - Carolyn Dorfman Dance
This position reports directly to the Executive Director (ED) and is responsible for managing all communications (design to distribution), database management and basic fundraising activities to position the company, develop audience and build the donor base.
Compensation: $45,000 to $50,000
Deadline: June 19, 2023
Membership & Development Manager - ArtPride New Jersey Foundation, Inc.
The ArtPride New Jersey Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, has an immediate opening for a full-time Membership & Development Manager to lead its efforts in membership recruitment/retention, data management and resource development. Under the supervision of the President & CEO, this key staff position is responsible for maintaining, expanding and cultivating new relationships with member organizations, individual members/donors, business/corporate partners and other key stakeholders. The position also oversees the organization’s customer relationship management system. ArtPride is the state’s largest cross-discipline arts service and advocacy organization, providing a unified voice for New Jersey’s arts community by promoting the arts, protecting public funding, and offering a wide range of programs and services for the field. For more information about ArtPride and its programs, visit ArtPrideNJ.com and JerseyArts.com. For a full list of job responsibilities, qualifications and compensation & benefits please visit the link to the full position posting.
Deadline: June 9, 2023
Arts Center Administrator - Mayo Performing Arts Center
Mayo Performing Arts Center (MPAC) in Morristown, NJ seeks an enthusiastic, ambitious and goal-oriented Arts Center Administrator to manage the administrative offices and various special projects at a 1300 seat venue, which presents a wide range of programs that entertain, enrich and educates the diverse population of the region and enhances the economic vitality of Northern New Jersey through the arts. At MPAC we encourage and promote open-minded thinking and honest dialogue, and utilize the Arts as a catalyst for cross-cultural collaborations that celebrate and embrace our community’s rich diversity. We also believe in providing equal opportunity to all qualified persons in our recruitment and hiring practices.
The Arts Center Administrator at Mayo Performing Arts Center reports directly to the Manager of Administration, carrying out all office management responsibilities and works alongside the staff on various special projects to further the growth and expansion of the theatre’s administrative operations. Qualifications and requirements are as follows: Excellent communication, writing, proofreading and computer skills. Strategic thinker/planner, detail oriented, organized and have the ability to juggle multiple tasks in a fast paced environment, work under pressure, set priorities and meet deadlines. A positive, energetic self-starter, as well as a team player with the ability to work independently and collaboratively with good judgement and decision making. Must be able to work occasional nights and weekends if required.
MPAC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and strives for diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility in our workforce. Qualified applicants with diverse backgrounds, experiences, abilities and perspectives are encouraged to apply. Please note that this is an onsite, in-person, full-time position.
Compensation: $40,000 to $50,000. Eligible for health benefits. Parking in downtown Morristown provided.
Costume Stitcher - The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey
The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey (STNJ) seeks experienced Costume Stitchers/Crafts persons. Must be skilled in costume construction including cutting, stitching, dyeing, and crafts, and have experience on industrial machines. Responsibilities include constructing and altering costumes, assisting with fittings as needed, assisting with additional craft projects as needed, millinery skills a plus. Ideal candidate has a degree in technical theatre, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Must be comfortable using industrial sewing equipment. Position is sometimes required to stand, sit, or kneel for extended periods during regular work. Must be able to lift and move 25 pounds and climb stairs and ladders.
Compensation: $22 to $24/hourly
Marketing & Communications Director - Eagle Theatre
The Marketing & Communications Director drives Eagle Theatre’s mission by setting the strategic direction for all external marketing and communications. As a member of the management team at a small, $600,000 producing organization, the Director will be able to balance both strategy and execution. Candidates should possess an understanding of and be able to contribute to the identity of Eagle Theatre as both an inclusive, professional theater and as a destination in the Downtown Hammonton arts district in Atlantic County. The Director will strategize and execute all marketing and communication initiatives including branding, advertising, public relations, website, social media, digital & traditional media and direct e-marketing programs for annual programming that includes New Works Development, Eagle Conservatory education, professional Mainstage productions, ongoing special events, and the annual NJ Fringe Festival. The Director will also spearhead engagement and community relationships to strengthen key partnerships and drive audience expansion.
Compensation: $48,000 to $52,000
Deadline: Open until filled. Interviews begin week of June 5th.
Wig Runner / Costume Assistant - McCarter Theatre Center
As a member of the Costumes team, the Wig Runner / Costume Assistant will serve as a wig runner for any produced or presented events that require wig, hair, or makeup support. The Wig Runner / Costume Assistant will work under the guidance of the Wardrobe and Wigs Supervisor and Wig Designer of each production. When not running wigs for shows, this position will assist on the wardrobe crew or in the costume shop.
Compensation: Minimum $1,080/week or $27/hour
First Hand - McCarter Theatre Center
As a member of the Costumes team, the First Hand will assist with the construction and alteration of costumes under the guidance of the Draper. This position will provide guidance to the Stitcher(s) and operate, with minimum instruction, at a high level of excellence.
Compensation: Minimum $1,080/week or $27/hour
Theatre Technician - The Lawrenceville School
The Lawrenceville School seeks skilled technicians to join our Performing Arts department. Theatre Technicians will be responsible for supporting the lighting, scenery, and technical needs required of production events in the Kirby Arts Center through the academic school year. This is an on-call position, compensated at a competitive hourly rate. Responsibilities: Scenic carpentry and set construction skills, including lumber cutting, pneumatic and hardware fastening, and assembly; Stage rigging for flying components, as necessary, within scope of electrics and scenery production needs; Scenic art and painting; Assisting with lighting hang, focus, and strike for productions for theatre and dance productions; Assisting with scenery load-in, scenic notes, and strike for productions for theatre and dance productions; Training of high school students, alongside Performing Arts faculty, in proper technical theatre technique, skills, and safety General maintenance of lighting stock and equipment, as necessary; General maintenance of scenery and painting stock and equipment, as necessary; Other duties related to theatre production and technical needs in the Performing Arts Department, as necessary
Deadline: June 30, 2023
Emerging Professionals Program - Two River Theater Company
Two River Theater, a mid-sized professional LORT theater, located in Red Bank, NJ, is seeking Emerging Professionals applicants for our 2023-2024 season. Two River’s Emerging Professionals program is a springboard for professionals at the start of their career. The program offers practical applications in multiple career fields, including: costuming, props, lighting, sound, artistic development, management and more. The season-long positions-in-residence receive weekly pay, housing, and are supported by mentors who help them learn and connect with leading industry professionals, allowing them to grow within their specific fields.
Compensation: $350 weekly plus housing Reimbursements may be available for travel expenses. Medical and vision insurance plans are available. This position accrues sick leave in accordance with the NJ State Earned Sick Leave law.
Scenic Painter - The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey
The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey (STNJ) is looking for a Scenic Painter/Charge for our first show of the season, “The Rose Tattoo” by Tennessee Williams. Painting includes stage floor, scenic walls, porch and portico on set, and grunging up wallpaper.
- Monday, May 8 – Thursday, May 18: Work period (flexible, but set must be painted by May 18)
- Thursday, May 18 – Wednesday, May 24: Load-In
- Thursday, May 25: Focus
- Friday, May 26 – Sunday, May 28: Tech
- Monday, May 29: Scenic/LX Notes
- Tuesday, May 30 – Thursday, June 1: Tech/Final Dress/Previews (opportunities to take care of notes during actor downtime)
The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey has instituted a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy for all employees. Proof of vaccination must be provided before beginning work. All employees must agree to adhere to The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey’s COVID Safety Plan. The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring, supporting, and promoting a diverse and inclusive workforce. Equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants without regard for race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. Applicants from historically underrepresented groups in the industry are encouraged to apply.
Compensation: $20 – $25/hour
High School Drama Teacher - Somerset County Vocational-Technical School District
Somerset County Vocational-Technical School District is seeking a Full-Time Teacher of Vocational Arts/Theatre. Candidate must possess a valid and appropriate N.J. Teacher Certificate – Teacher of Vocational Arts/Theatre; have professional experience in one or more of the following THEATER or FILM categories: Actor, Director, Musical Director, Producer; have experience with secondary school aged students; or possess such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Board may find appropriate and acceptable. Special considerations will be given to candidates with experience in developing students’ acting skills using Stanislavski and Meisner techniques and those with experience in Arts Management and/or Non-Profit Management.
Compensation: In accordance with negotiated agreement – Teacher Salary Guide of the SCVTEA, see full posting for details.
Manager of Special Events and Rentals - South Orange Performing Arts Center
The Manager of Special Events and Rentals handles all aspects of the duties required to prepare, execute, and record any event at SOPAC that is not a “SOPAC Presents” performance. The SOPAC Manager of Special Events and Rentals is the organization’s primary contact person for our rental clients, as well as Seton Hall University and the Village of South Orange government offices. The Manager of Special Events and Rentals will handle all scheduling, planning, managing, and executing SOPAC special events as well as scheduling and managing all SOPAC rentals. At its core, SOPAC is looking for a customer service orientated, motivated, organized, entrepreneurial and magnetic individual with a passion for the arts who can be a key partner in shaping the successful future of the South Orange Performing Arts Center.
Duties: Responsible for customer acquisition, relations, and retention; Respond to rental requests; Conduct Loft and theater rental tours; Create rental contracts; Maintain accurate and organized rental records; Respond to all rentals, special events and bar maintenance emergencies; Review and preparing for all upcoming events; Assist various SOPAC departments with special event planning; Schedule and manage Event Managers and Bartenders; Set up and clean the Loft and other spaces for events; Attend special events and Loft events, as necessary; Maintain orderly rental storage areas; Maintain working technology in the loft; Invoice event settlements; Process Purchase Orders; Maintain Special Events and Rental’s Departmental budget; Record and balance credit card expense; Balance and record petty cash; Oversee liquor inventory & bar supplies; Submit Board reports as requested; Assist CFO to create a sustainable rental business plan
Qualifications: Minimum of five years event management experience; Bachelor’s degree (advanced credentials in hospitality services a plus); Strong project organizational management skills, including the ability to work independently, to delegate or outsource when necessary, and to anticipate the needs of an organization; Ability to create viable business plans and budgets.; Demonstrated ability to inspire and mentor staff, responsibly delegate tasks, and ensure a collaborative working environment; Proven commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, with experience in developing new initiatives; Excellent English verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to creatively express an organization’s narrative in a manner tailored to many different audiences; Knowledge of South Orange-Maplewood and surrounding communities a plus; Experience planning and executing special events of different sizes, including fundraisers, appreciation events, and intimate gatherings; Excellent computer skills and self-starting ability to learn new programs and maintain rigorous data entry standards. Maintain and enhance the existing rental management systems and work with other departments (Marketing, Development, Production, Community Outreach and Audience Services); Knowledge of and interest in the performing arts is essential.
Compensation: $60,000 to $70,000 plus benefits
Technical Director - The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey
The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey (STNJ) in Florham Park and Madison, NJ is seeking an experienced Technical Director (TD). Position will be responsible for constructing or sourcing scenery for all productions/events; maintaining a 20,000ft scene shop and inventory in a safe, secure manner consistent with all OSHA regulations; supervising and training all scene shop staff including seasonal, over-hire, and intern labor; and managing production/shop budgets. The TD will collaborate with fellow production shop heads to ensure efficient and safe day-to-day operations of the Production Department. See full posting for all responsibilities.
Compensation: $55,000 to $60,000
Arts Education Administrator (Hybrid) - Young Audiences NJ and Eastern PA
The Arts Education Administrator is a growth opportunity for an early career arts administrator with a passion and drive to bring arts education experiences to young people. The Arts Education Administrator is a vital part of the small but mighty education department, largely under the supervision of the Education Operations Director. They provide “backstage” administrative support to directors in the education department, ensuring that all necessary systems and processes are in place. While not a glamorous role, job satisfaction will come from being a valued team member who through their efforts, ensures that children experience exceptional arts education.
Compensation: $40,000 to $50,000
Special Events Coordinator - Paper Mill Playhouse
The Paper Mill Playhouse is seeking a full-time Special Events Coordinator with a strong events background who will serve as a core member of the Development department. Reporting to the Director of Membership and Special Events, the ideal candidate will be a creative self-starter and problem solver who will help plan and execute a variety of events.
Compensation: $45,000 to $47,000 annually plus benefits
Annual Fund Manager - Paper Mill Playhouse
The Paper Mill Playhouse is seeking an Annual Fund Manager who will foster increased annual giving by providing a broad range of support and quality communication to donors at the giving level of $999.00 and below. The Annual Fund Manager will assist with the creation and maintenance of all Development appeals and donor communications; prioritize high-quality, timely responses for all incoming donor inquiries and requests; contribute to all annual fundraising efforts; and collaborate across teams and departments to ensure materials are deployed in a qualitative, cost effective, and timely manner. The Annual Fund Manager, in collaboration with The Director of Membership and Special Events, manages a portfolio of current and prospective donors, raising approximately $450,000 annually.
Compensation: $50,000 plus benefits
Development Manager - coLAB Arts
The Development Manager reports to the Producing Director and will provide oversight for all of coLAB Arts’ grant reporting and administration, and works with artistic staff on new grant applications and institutional funding strategies. The development manager will also administer coLAB Arts’ donor management software and donor communications. The Development Manager is a part-time remote position that can operate virtually, with infrequent on-site support required for fundraising and board events which take place on evenings and weekends. This job is best suited for someone who is effective at managing their own work schedule, an excellent self-starter and written communicator, and has a strong track record of writing successful grant applications. The successful candidate is driven to support artists and community organizers and help them thrive in creating high-quality work with real community impact. This is a part-time job.
Compensation: $24,000 for 20 hours/week
Technical Director - Rider University
The Technical Director of Theaters is responsible for the production aspects of theaters, stage, support spaces, and technical attributes within. Responsible for engineering, acquisition of materials, construction, rigging, and installing elements related to the scenic designs of the mainstage productions. Working hours are mostly business hours but do include extended, evening and weekend hours as necessary to support the productions, technical rehearsals, and strikes.
Compensation: $52,000 to $57,000
Assistant Technical Director - The Ritz Theatre Company
The Ritz Theatre Company is a well-established theatre company that has been successfully engaging Delaware Valley audiences with professional, diverse entertainment for 36 years. We are seeking a skilled, motivated individual to join our team as Assistant Technical Director. The Assistant Technical Director will report to the Production Manager and Producing Artistic Director, while working alongside our Technical Director to execute all technical needs for our yearly programming. The ideal candidate will have carpentry experience and work well within a team setting. Depending on the candidate, this position can be part or full time.
– Assist in the building of all sets
– Participate in the cleaning and upkeep of our offsite warehouse space
– Assist in maintaining technical equipment
– Assist in the execution of all set load-ins and strikes
– Assist in general upkeep of the theatre, performance space, and storage areas
– Ability to travel between our theatre in Haddon Township, NJ and our warehouse in Pennsauken, NJ
– Flexible work hours
– Simple IRA with company match (available after 1 year)
– Design opportunities
– Vacation (available after 6 months – 1 week, available after a year – 2 weeks)
– Direct deposit
– Complimentary tickets to all of our programming, discounted tickets for family
– Tuition discount for all the Ritz’s Stage Starz youth programming
Compensation: $25,000 to $30,000
Contact: Associate Artistic Director Matthew Weil email@example.com
Properties Supervisor - Rider University
The Office of Production Management at Rider University invites applications for a part-time Properties Supervisor. Reporting to the Director of Production Management, this individual will be responsible for the supervision of the prop shop student personnel in the storage and distribution of inventory among the productions. The Properties Supervisor will lead the acquisition and construction of the various properties in a collaborative design process with the scenic designer and director. The Properties Supervisor will also closely coordinate with the scenic, lighting, sound, and costuming departments when any technical needs overlap among those departments. The schedule varies and is flexible, but does include, production meetings, extended hours, evenings, and weekends related to technical rehearsals and performances.
Compensation: $25/hour. This is a part-time role.
Facilities and Production Manager - South Orange Performing Arts Center
The SOPAC Facilities Manager performs many maintenance, safety and management tasks that promote a clean and safe working environment for the building’s employees as well as various tasks assigned by the Director of Production & Facilities. This manager’s time will be spent 25% on production tasks, 50% on maintenance/cleaning and 25% on contract/vendor management. See all duties at full listing.
Compensation: $50,000 to $60,000 plus benefits
Teaching Artists - The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey
The Shakespeare Theatre is seeking dynamic theatre artists with classroom or camp experience to join our roster of teaching artists for in-school, after-school, summer, and other programming. STNJ education programs are designed to challenge and inspire young people as they explore theatre, language, teamwork, and Shakespeare. From afternoon workshops to twenty-day residencies, these programs are engaging, fast-paced, and educational. STNJ works with a range of communities within our region, including public and private school groups, students from diverse socio-economic backgrounds, and individuals with diverse learning needs. Schedules are flexible and based on departmental needs. Teaching artists are scheduled on a program-by-program basis, which could be a workshop or a multi-week residency. STNJ provides all materials and lesson plans for programs.
Compensation: Starting at $18/hour
Teaching Artists - Count Basie Center for the Arts
The Count Basie Center for the Arts Education program is currently seeking qualified and versatile teaching artists to join our expanding programs. We seek candidates specializing in various genres, including but not limited to dance, hip-hop, cultural dance forms, creative dance and movement, poetry, acting, improv, voice and speech, creative drama, reader’s theater, musical theater, vocal, choir and instrumental instruction, drumming, and more.
This ideal candidate is responsible for teaching private lessons to students of all ages and abilities. The ability to teach beginning students is necessary. This individual must show organizational skills and an ability to effectively communicate with students, parents and staff.
Compensation: $40 – $60 an hour.
New Jersey Theatre Alliance Combined Auditions
The 2022 Combined Auditions were held on October 3 and October 4 at Enlow Hall on the campus of Kean University in Union, NJ.
Check back in Spring 2023 for more information about the 2023 Combined Auditions. Due to a high volume of responses, audition slots are chosen through a lottery system. This is a fantastic opportunity to be seen by multiple theatres at once. Representatives from our member theatres will follow up with performers directly if they are interested in working with them.
Please note: Not all of our member theatres participate in these auditions, and we will not have a confirmed list of participating theatres until about a week before the auditions.