Professional Development and Networking
New Jersey Theatre Alliance offers opportunities for staff of member theatres to convene and network, socialize, and learn together. It can be challenging for individual theatres to sponsor significant professional development opportunities for staff; the Alliance aims to fill that gap by bringing together colleagues from around the state to build skills and discuss pressing issues in their area of expertise.
The Alliance hosts at least three roundtables a year in each of the following disciplines:
- Theatre Education Staff
- General Management Staff
- Development/Fundraising Staff
- Artistic Staff
Roundtables offer peer-to-peer learning, socializing, guest speakers, and collective work-space for projects that impact the field in a particular area. Learn more by perusing upcoming events.
For more information, or to make sure you are notified of upcoming roundtables, please contact Deonté Griffin-Quick, Manager of Programs and Services at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NJACAC is a network of professional, self-identified arts administrators of color working in New Jersey arts organizations as full-time or part-time employees, interns, and freelance consultants. Launched in 2019 as a partnership between New Jersey Theatre Alliance, New Jersey State Council on the Arts, and ArtPride, NJACAC connects, empowers, and cultivates professional arts and cultural leaders of New Jersey. It aims to build a community that affords members the opportunity to network, share resources, foster emerging professionals, and have a platform to showcase their skills. Learn more.
For more information, please contact Deonté Griffin-Quick, Manager of Programs and Services at email@example.com.
New Jersey Theatre Alliance is proud to serve as the host organization for the New Jersey chapter of the Parent Artist Advocay League (PAAL). The Alliance partners with PAAL to convene New Jersey parents and caregivers in the arts for networking, support, and connection and works with Alliance member theatres to establish caregiver-inclusive policies and practices. Parents and caregivers can also connect online through the PAAL NJ facebook group.
The Alliance has a robust Marketing Committee. Made up of marketing staff from our member theatres the committee plans peer-to-peer professional development opportunities specific to marketing and communications in the form of workshops and retreats, works on projects that impact the field such as Show-Score New Jersey, and brainstorms creative ways for the Alliance to promote the work of member theatres.
New Jersey theatre professionals have a wealth of knowledge and experience. While the Alliance is always happy to offer our support and expertise, we can also serve as a match maker to help individual theatre practitioners find someone with a specific skill-set to offer advice. Areas of specialty may include: AEA rulebook, board relationships, budgeting, casting, community partnership building, curriculum design, event planning, fundraising, human resources, new play development, strategic planning, volunteer management, working with cultural consultants, and many others.
If you are on staff at a member theatre interested in being on our roster of professionals willing to offer advice to colleagues, or are looking for a connection to someone with specific expertise to offer advice or guidance, please contact Erica Nagel, Deputy Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Jersey Theatre Alliance hosts up to two part-time interns a year, with a focus on marketing and general program support. Internships may be completed for credit and travel assistance is provided.
Additionally, the Alliance can offer suggestions and connections to emerging professionals in New Jersey who are looking to serve as interns at our member theatres. Please note that at this time, we are only able to help match interns to arts administration, producing, education, technical, and literary opportunities.
If you are seeking acting opportunities, we encourage you to check out our Combined Auditions. If you are interested in learning more about internships at the Alliance or our Member Theatres, please contact Erica Nagel, Deputy Director, at email@example.com.