Theatre Fellowship Program

The Children's Theatre Company

Educate. Challenge. Inspire.

Minneapolis, MN

Work Location: In-office

Theater

  • Full Time
  • Minneapolis, MN
  • Fri, Aug 13, 2021
  • Work Location: In-office
  • Theater
  • $0
  • $0
  • Hourly Rate (USD$): $16.50

Website The Children's Theatre Company

Educate. Challenge. Inspire.

Children’s Theatre Company is proud to announce the expansion of our fellowship program beginning with the 2021-2022 season. The purpose of this program is to create opportunities for early career theatre administrators with a priority on those whose lived experience is underrepresented in the theatre field. This season long, full-time, paid fellowship program strives to address economic and institutional barriers to careers in theatre. CTC is committed to a future where our theatre is a home for all people, all families, and is truly reflective of our community.

ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION
Led by Artistic Director Peter Brosius and Managing Director Kimberly Motes, Children’s Theatre Company (CTC) is the nation’s leading theatre for multigenerational audiences and is one of the 25 largest producing theatres in the US. CTC’s mission is to create extraordinary theatre experiences that educate, challenge and inspire young people and their communities. It has set standards of excellence in the quality of its productions, commitment to new work, and innovative education and community partnerships. CTC’s commitment to equity is embodied in ACT One, our cohesive platform for justice, access, diversity, and inclusion in our audiences, programs, staff and board.

ABOUT THE FELLOWSHIPS
CTC is seeking candidates who are passionate about theatre and whose lived experience is underrepresented in theatre administration. We are actively recruiting and welcoming applicants from underrepresented communities including, but not limited to, Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, people with disabilities, and people from the LGBTQIAP+ community, recognizing the value and importance of reflecting the diversity of our community. We are committed to our core value of inclusion and ensuring a work environment that is free from discrimination. CTC is an Equal Opportunity Employer that prohibits discrimination in employment against any employee or job applicant because of that person’s race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, sex, national origin, disability, genetic information, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, familial status, veteran status, status with regard to public assistance, membership in a local human rights commission or any other legally protected status.

As a CTC administrative fellow, you will:
• Commit to a 42 week-long fellowship position in one of three areas:
o Marketing/Graphic Design
o Production Management
o Education

• Learn from and work with the director of your department and their seasoned professional team
• Perform essential tasks for your department that range from important day-to-day tasks to longer term projects
• Be eligible to participate in our employee benefit programs, including health, dental and vision insurance, paid holidays, sick leave and 10 days of paid vacation
• Participate in staff training and learning opportunities, including anti-sexual violence training, anti-racism/anti-bias training and justice, equity, diversity and inclusion brown bag lunches
• Receive an hourly wage of $16.50 for 40 hours of work per week for the 42-week term

FELLOWSHIP TIMELINE
Application Deadline: August 13, 2021
Candidate Interviews: Mid to Late August
Fellowship Offers: Early September
Fellowship Start: September 20, 2021
Fellowship Conclusion: July 8, 2022

FELLOWSHIP POSITION SUMMARIES

Marketing/Graphic Design Fellow
This position is responsible for helping create exceptional collateral that promotes CTC’s programming, in collaboration with the Director of Communications and Marketing and the Design and Digital Content Manager.
• Create, using brand guidelines and institutional standards, multimedia design collateral including advertising, promotional materials, signage, invitations, publications, as well as creating digital collateral for the website, emails and social media
• Assist in generating video content including shooting footage, interviewing artists and editing footage
• Collaborate closely with the other departments at CTC such as Development, Education, and Plays for New Audiences (PNA) to develop collateral for their projects
• Offer input on strategy, show positioning, messaging and related subjects in conjunction with the rest of the CTC marketing team

Production Management Fellow
Supports the Director of Production in administration of the production department on five productions, fundraising events and building/show rentals.
• Support creative teams and production process with contracting, travel planning, attending production meetings and technical rehearsals
• Assist with organization and logistics for special events such as fundraisers, new play workshops and education programs
• Assist with health and safety program, ordering and stocking supplies, maintain records, researching and implementing new policies
• For facility space rentals, do cost estimating and contracting and coordinate production support

Education Fellow
This position will gain an introductory understanding of developing and implementing school, community, and audience enrichment programs.
• Develop knowledge of curriculum development, pedagogical theory, and practice
• Provide support for teaching artists in and out of the classroom
• Assist in the creation of vibrant classroom and workshop experiences for CTC families
• Collaborate with team to generate education centered on-line and social media content

DESCRIPTION OF MINNEAPOLIS AND THE TWIN CITIES METRO AREA
Minneapolis and the Twin Cities area has a thriving and vibrant arts scene. The Twin Cities metro area is one of the largest theatre markets in the country, with over 150 theatres. Minnesota year in and year out ranks near the top nationwide in federal and state arts funding and has a strong history of private arts philanthropy.
The Twin Cities area is the second largest economic center in the Midwest and is annually ranked as a top area in terms of quality of life. Minneapolis is a racially and culturally diverse city, home to several large immigrant communities such as the largest Somali and Hmong diasporas in the US as well as a significant Spanish-speaking population.

TO APPLY
Please send a resume and a cover letter to Andrew Robertson, Director of Human Resources at jobs@childrenstheatre.org. Your cover letter should describe aspects of your past academic and/or job experience that you feel are most relevant to this application, as well as describing how you represent a perspective of an underrepresented community in theatre and why bringing diverse perspectives to theatre is personally important to you. Please include the name of the fellowship position(s) to which you are applying in the subject line of the email.

To apply for this job email your details to jobs@childrenstheatre.org

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