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TheatreSquared is one of the nation’s fastest-growing theatre companies, with a reputation for producing work of the highest standard and, as a playwright-led company, for cultivating the development of new plays for the American stage. The company’s new, 50,000 square-foot, two-venue facility is currently under construction and scheduled for completion in 2019 (ournextstage.org). Located in progressive downtown Fayetteville, Arkansas (Top Five Best Places to Live in the U.S., 2017 U.S. News & World Report), the theatre is at the hub of a region that recently surpassed the half-million population mark and is consistently ranked top in the nation for its mix of an affordable cost of living and high quality of life.
As TheatreSquared begins the transition to a world-class, permanent home, the company is expanding its team, including the following positions. These full-time, exempt positions include a competitive salary and benefits. These benefits include health; dental; paid time off; paid parental leave; professional development allowance; employer-sponsored long-term and short-term disability; $100,000 in employer-sponsored term life insurance; and voluntary 401(k).
TheatreSquared celebrates diversity and commits to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. Candidates of all backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.
TICKETING & SALES MANAGER
TheatreSquared seeks a full-time Ticketing & Sales Manager to lead the organization’s box office and sales efforts as the company transitions to a new, world-class, two-venue facility in 2019. This staff member will manage a ticketing and sales concierge team, establishing and maintaining a culture of high-level customer service, efficient transactions, goal-driven sales, and effective communication aligning with T2’s mission and brand.
This Ticketing & Sales Manager will interface regularly with patrons, event and group sales clients, and vendors, and coordinate closely with T2’s front-of-house staff to ensure a hospitable, smooth, and high-quality continuum of service, at all times and especially during performances. Experience with constituent-management database software, managing web and mobile ticketing, as well as call-center phone systems is requested. TheatreSquared is a sublicensee of Tessitura. This position identifies opportunities for productive staff collaboration and creates processes to enhance the patron and website user experience.
This role is highly visible and leads by example, and reports to the Director of Marketing and Communications.
FACILITIES & TECHNICAL COORDINATOR
The Facilities & Technical Coordinator is a full-time, key member of TheatreSquared’s staff, charged with maintaining T2's new two-venue, 50,000-square-foot theatre facility and artists' residences in opening condition; coordinating facilities needs requests from staff, artists, and for events; and serving as a full collaborating member of the T2 technical production team. This new staff member will also serve as a primary liaison to outside vendors providing T2's ongoing janitorial and maintenance services. This staff member will go above and beyond to help create a safe and supported environment for the creation of exceptional theatre, and to ensure a memorable arts experience for community members visiting TheatreSquared. In addition to an understanding of facilities management, the ideal candidate will also bring an understanding of software-based technical systems to be able to oversee the company's security, HVAC, fire alarms, utilities, and IT networks (basic working, WiFi, phone, and AV).
LATINX PROGRAM DIRECTOR & ARTISTIC ASSOCIATE
The LatinX Theatre Project is entering a two-year incubation period with TheatreSquared to develop a strategic plan and expand its community works.
The LatinX Theatre Project (LXTP) and TheatreSquared (T2) seek a full-time Program Director & Artistic Associate to join the LXTP leadership team and serve as a member of the artistic department at Northwest Arkansas’s resident professional theatre.
For the LXTP, this new leadership team member will be a visible community ambassador and provide organizational oversight in coordination with LXTP’s ensemble members, founding leadership, and with support from T2 staff. Responsibilities will include managing the production process, ensemble onboarding, marketing, fundraising, budgeting, rehearsal logistics, and maintaining a calendar of touring and community performances.
For T2, the team member will work closely with the artistic leadership of Northwest Arkansas’s resident professional theatre and lend their voice and organizational support to casting, season selection, new play development, and ensuring the highest quality artistic output throughout the year. Desired skillsets include organizational and people-management skills, Spanish language, and a background and interest in creating high-quality theatre.
TheatreSquared's professional internships are designed for university students and early-career professionals. Apprentices and interns work under the direction of TheatreSquared’s artistic staff and guest artists, receiving in-depth practical training and hands-on work experience at a professional theatre as well as making connections with respected artists and members of the field.
All positions are hands-on, with each student having real responsibilities within their focus area. Students will receive a small stipend to offset incidental expenses, and will also have the opportunity to receive college credit.
DESIGN (Lighting / Sound / Properties / Scenic / Costume):
Duties: Help create and execute the design for the Arkansas New Play Fest workshop production as assistant to the designer. Assist during production meetings, first rehearsal, technical rehearsals, load-in and strike. Work as a lead designer, executor and teaching artist for the TheatreSquared Education Programs – The Summer Shakespeare Academy production and SummerStage.
Duties: Work with the team of Stage Managers to execute the Summer Programming, including assisting with the pre-production, rehearsal process, tech and running of the workshop production and staged readings of the Arkansas New Play Fest and the TheatreSquared Education Programs – The Summer Shakespeare Academy production and SummerStage. Responsibilities include assisting the AEA Stage Manager in all components of stage management, including setting up and maintaining the rehearsal hall, maintaining an environment conducive to the artistic needs of the production, creating the paperwork necessary for running the production, and running the “deck” on assigned productions.
COMPANY MANAGEMENT/PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT:
Duties: Work with the team of Company Managers and Production Managers to provide the highest level of hospitality to our artists, collaborators, and staff. Specific responsibilities will include coordination of housing and transportation for artists in residence; gathering information on local resources to provide to artists and staff; coordination of staff parties and events; observe and participate in all aspects of production management and the planning of the 2018/19 season. Valid driver’s license required.
Duties: Work with the Development team on fundraising, including individual, corporate, foundation, government, and capital giving, as well as provide experience in grant writing, gift processing, donor events, the annual gala, and mail campaigns. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: planning,
coordination, and execution of special events and parties under the guidance of the Director of Development.
Duties: Work with the Marketing team on all facets of branding, publicity, promotion, and direct-mail marketing essential to the ticket sales of TheatreSquared, assist with digital media efforts, specifically our Arkansas New Play Fest, the TheatreSquared Education Programs – The Summer Shakespeare
Academy production and SummerStage and the launch of the 2018/19 season.
Duties: Assist the Artistic Director and the individual directors of the Arkansas New Play Fest, to support the process of new play development, analyzing scripts, maintaining correspondence with agents and writers, assisting with play readings, writing/developing content for performance programs or study guides, and conducting production-specific research.
VolunteeR& TEEN COUNCIL
TheatreSquared offers a variety of volunteer opportunities, both behind-the-scenes and in the front-of-house. T2 seeks individuals to act as ushers, as well as qualified, skilled professionals in areas such as tax accountancy, marketing and fundraising. Volunteers receive complimentary seating at T2 productions.
Scheduling is flexible. Please contact Morgan Hicks, Director of Education and Program Development, at 479.445.6333 or email@example.com.
The T2 Teen Council is a unique program designed to bring together 10 high school students from all over Northwest Arkansas who are passionate and motivated to learn about the inner-workings of a professional theatre. Council members have the opportunity to attend productions and learn from professionals that are working in the field, while they work behind the scenes to make live theatre happen.
The T2 Teen Council will meet monthly from September through May (5:30-7pm, the first Tuesday of each month) where dinner will be provided. The meetings will include play analysis and dramaturgy, visits with guest artists and discussions of productions. If a council member is unable to attend a meeting because they are currently involved in rehearsal for a production, they will just need to let us know in advance.
In addition to the monthly meetings, council members will be expected to complete 40 service hours for the theatre over the course of the year (approximately 5 hours each month). Service hours can be accumulated through such tasks as ushering, hanging posters, assisting in education programs for younger students, assisting with backstage tasks and completing artistic challenges. T2 Teen council members who are in good standing will receive free tickets to TheatreSquared productions and a free T-shirt and other perks.
Questions? Contact Morgan Hicks, Director of Education and Program Development, by email or at 479.445.6333.
TheatreSquared is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.
TheatreSquared offers University of Arkansas work study positions during the fall and spring semesters. Please note that all TheatreSquared work study employees may also be scheduled for front-of-house and backstage crew capacities during weekend and evening hours when shows are in performance. U of A students who meet the minimum credit requirements and who qualify for federal financial aid are invited to submit applications.
Qualified students who are interested in applying and interviewing for a TheatreSquared work study position should submit a resume and schedule of conflicts to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For Equity performers–
Auditions for Equity actors are currently held on a per-show basis in Chicago and New York. Announcements of auditions are posted on the TheatreSquared website. If you would like to be seen for a specific role, please forward your request with a headshot and resume via email to Morgan Hicks, email@example.com. Information regarding Equity generals is posted on the Equity web site.
For Non-Equity performers–
Auditions for non-Equity actors are also currently held on a per-show basis in Chicago, New York, and via Elizabeth Barnes casting in Los Angeles. Announcements of auditions are posted on the TheatreSquared website. If you would like to be added to our audition notification list, please forward your request with a headshot and resume via email to Morgan Hicks, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Headshots and resumes may be submitted to:
or by mail to:
PO Box 4188
Fayetteville AR 72702
TheatreSquared accepts full-length scripts year-round only from literary agents and theatre professionals with whom we already have an existing relationship.
Playwrights new to TheatreSquared are invited to submit a brief bio, short synopsis, and ten pages of sample dialogue, and may then be invited to submit a full-length work. Submitted works will not be returned. Playwrights who currently live, or have lived, in Arkansas will receive priority for consideration.
Email submissions to: email@example.com