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Position: Master Electrician 

Status: Contract for annual outdoor musical production

Salary: $3000-4000 per show based on experience 

Organization History:

American Stage is an Equal Opportunity Employer. American Stage does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need. 

Founded in 1977, American Stage is Tampa Bay’s longest-running, critically acclaimed professional theatre, committed to its role as a vital arts leader, contributing to the cultural landscape of the region by pursuing innovative programming and deeper connections with our community through our high-quality mainstage productions, our annual American Stage in the Park production, and our robust education and outreach programs. With powerful stories, boldly told, American Stage aspires to make the experience of dynamic, relevant, world-class theatre accessible for all.

At American Stage, we see the empty space as an opportunity for social change & civilized discourse to occur –one of the few sacred places left in a far too noisy, often divided, world where human beings can still sit in the quiet dark together, think a while, & be awakened. To gain a richer connection to the fragility of beauty & pain that exists in all art & life. 

Theater of, by, and for all people. Artist-driven, radically inclusive, and fundamentally democratic. Through artistic excellence and the craft of storytelling, American Stage is committed to creating a safe space for multicultural artists to share their full humanity, as we come back to the theatre at this exciting but challenging time. We choose to create a new American Stage that enriches and embodies the rich diversity and cultural tapestry of America and truly reflects the American experience.

Position Summary:

American Stage seeks a contracted Master Electrician for the upcoming production of Footloose. This musical will be produced outdoors in downtown St. Petersburg at Demen’s Landing, a City of St. Petersburg park. An ideal candidate is energetic and motivated to manage the power needs of the production. The Master Electrician is responsible for the on-time planning and execution of the light plot. 

Experience as a Master Electrician at the professional level is preferred, but early career individuals with undergraduate or graduate degrees or equivalent work experience will be considered. This position is on a contract basis but has the potential to lead to further employment on future productions.

Responsibilities:

  • Adhere to all “We Will Return Safely” Health and Safety Plan requirements, including being fully vaccinated and occasional COVID-19 testing as the production calls for it.
  • Meet with the Lighting Designer to review the completed light plot and review equipment availability and budget.
  • Prepare the lighting plot for hang and focus and ensure it’s actualization
  • Establish light circuiting and cabling layout plan
  • Maintain all lighting paperwork 
  • Work with the Associate Artistic Director, Director of Production, Technical Director, and Stage Management to efficiently load in/strike the show
  • Participate in both Focus and Programming Calls with the Lighting Designer
  • Program and write Lighting Ques with the Lighting Designer during the Technical Rehearsal process.
  • Communicate and coordinate crew needs with Associate Artistic Director 
  • Consult with the Lighting Designer and Associate Artistic Director on equipment needs.  
  • Arrange and pick up any necessary rentals for lighting equipment 
  • Communicate with Stage Management regarding schedules and crew assignments
  • Track expenses within the show budget and report them to the Associate Artistic Director
  • Organize and maintain the lighting inventory 
  • Secure and safe rigging of all lighting instrumentation 
  • Wiring of any practicals or scenic pieces that include lighting units
  • Identify any training and needs of associated crew 
  • Manage the safety of the company on stage in relation to lighting elements 
  • Perform light checks before every performance
  • Run the light board for all technical rehearsals and performances
  • Restock all lighting inventory
  • Arrange for return of borrowed or rented equipment.
  • Be sure theater space is left clean and in orderly condition. 

Skills: 

  • Experience with the ETC EOS Board
  • Ability to Program Ayrton Diablo 300W LED Moving Fixture
  • Ability to Program ETC ColorSource Par
  • Ability to Program Ocean Optic SeaChanger Units
  • Ability to Hang, Cable, Program, Focus, and maintain approx. 175-200 fixtures per show.
  • Proficiency with Vectorworks & LightWright 
  • Ability to safely use 6ft, 8ft, &12ft ladder and work at varying heights
  • Able to work off a 16ft High tension grid above the stage
  • Able to lift 75 lbs 
  • Understating of best theatrical practices in regards to hanging, circuiting, cable management, proper focus, changing of lamps, and standard accessories (templates, gobos, barndoors, etc.) for stage lighting equipment
  • Budgeting and resource management 
  • Creative problem solving and troubleshooting  
  • Ability to collaborate with designers 
  • Team oriented and collaborative attitude
  • Excellent Communication 

Additional desired skills and responsibilities: 

  • Basic understanding of sound systems and equipment
  • Experience with QLab 
  • Work with the sound designers to prepare for load-in and tech 
  • Troubleshoot any minor sound issues that may arise
  • Knowledge of Clear Comm equipment

Compensation and Schedule:

The Master Electrician is a seasonal, contract position. The position is contracted for this production.

Compensation: Approximately $3000-4000 

Production Start and End Dates:

Footloose the musical 2/28/22 – 5/13/22

To Apply: 

Please email a PDF attachment of letter of interest/cover letter and a resume  to tbrown@americanstage.org

Video Producer
Status: Full-time / Exempt / Salaried
Reports To: Director of Marketing and Communications
Salary: DOE
To apply: Submit a letter of interest, resume, and hourly requirements in a single pdf to employment@americanstage.org

Summary:
American Stage Theatre Company in St. Petersburg, Florida is seeking a creative videographer/ producer to join our dynamic team in creating content that engages audiences through high-quality videos.

Founded in 1977, American Stage is Tampa Bay’s longest-running, critically acclaimed professional theatre, committed to its role as a vital arts leader, contributing to the cultural landscape of the region by pursuing innovative programming and deeper connections with our community through our high-quality mainstage productions, our annual American Stage in the Park production, and our robust education and outreach programs. With powerful stories, boldly told, American Stage aspires to make the experience of dynamic, relevant, world-class theatre accessible for all.

At American Stage, we see the empty space as an opportunity for social change & civilized discourse to occur – one of the few sacred places left in a far too noisy, often divided, world where human beings can still sit in the quiet dark together, think a while, & be awakened. To gain a richer connection to the fragility of beauty & pain that exists in all art & life.

Theater of, by, and for all people. Artist-driven, radically inclusive, and fundamentally democratic. Through artistic excellence and the craft of storytelling, American Stage is committed to creating a safe space for multicultural artists to share their full humanity, as we come back to the theatre at this exciting but challenging time. We choose to create a new American Stage that enriches and embodies the rich diversity and cultural tapestry of America and truly reflects the American experience.

This position is an essential part of the team in creating engaging video content for all platforms. Under the guidance of the Marketing and Communications Coordinator this position will brainstorm and conceptualize video projects for both broadcast and social media use. This position will oversee the production, shooting and editing of all video projects.

Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Develop and execute video projects for both broadcast and digital media based on marketing strategy for institutional and program-specific campaigns
Performs post-production audio and video editing, including creation of computer graphic components
Creates scripts, storyboards and logs
Write / Shoot / Edit marketing announcements and event videos
Write / Shoot / Edit production trailers and promotional videos
Assist with other marketing content needs
Assist in theatre events when needed
Perform other duties as assigned

Position requirements include:
2+ year experience in video production
Advanced skills in Premiere, After Effects and Photoshop
Experience with DSLR cameras and lenses
Experience lighting and directing talent on set and at outside shoots
Ability to write news promotion, shoot and edit content that grabs attention
Knowledge of the post-production process, including media management and encoding video to various formats
Strong technical and conceptual design skills with a track-record for creating engaging graphics
Operating cameras, lighting, and other related tools and equipment
Converting audio and video file formats
Strong attention to detail and effective editing capabilities
Ability to adapt and evolve creative content to remain innovative and consistent with brand, style, and tone
Strong copywriting and editing skills
Ability to meet deadlines and handle multiple simultaneous projects from development to completion
Gather relevant information for projects by discussing ideas with the team and/or by performing their own research.
Some night and weekend work is required
Demo reel of you best work is required

To apply:
Submit a letter of interest, resume, and salary requirements in a single pdf to employment@americanstage.org
This position is open until a diverse candidate pool has been achieved.
Please include in the subject line, Your Last Name, Video Producer Position
Please no phone calls, drop ins or physical mailings.

The information presented indicates a general nature and level or work expected of this position. It is not a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, qualifications, and objectives required of employees assigned to this job.
American Stage is an Equal Opportunity Employer. American Stage does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.

Box Office Associate

Status: Part time/ 20-30 hours per week

Reports To: Director of Marketing and Communications

Salary: $20 an hour

To apply: Submit a letter of interest, resume, and hourly requirements in a single pdf to employment@americanstage.org

Summary:

American Stage Theatre Company in St. Petersburg, Florida is seeking an energetic box office associate to join our dynamic team in providing excellent customer service over the phone, in person, and through email for American Stage. 

Founded in 1977, American Stage is Tampa Bay’s longest-running, critically acclaimed professional theatre, committed to its role as a vital arts leader, contributing to the cultural landscape of the region by pursuing innovative programming and deeper connections with our community through our high-quality mainstage productions, our annual American Stage in the Park production, and our robust education and outreach programs. With powerful stories, boldly told, American Stage aspires to make the experience of dynamic, relevant, world-class theatre accessible for all.

At American Stage, we see the empty space as an opportunity for social change & civilized discourse to occur – one of the few sacred places left in a far too noisy, often divided, world where human beings can still sit in the quiet dark together, think a while, & be awakened. To gain a richer connection to the fragility of beauty & pain that exists in all art & life.

Theater of, by, and for all people. Artist-driven, radically inclusive, and fundamentally democratic. Through artistic excellence and the craft of storytelling, American Stage is committed to creating a safe space for multicultural artists to share their full humanity, as we come back to the theatre at this exciting but challenging time. We choose to create a new American Stage that enriches and embodies the rich diversity and cultural tapestry of America and truly reflects the American experience.

This position is an essential part of the team in connecting with customers, handling will call show load in, answering audience questions and day to day operations.

Responsibilities 

  • Process subscription and single ticket orders for a variety of American Stage events. 
  • Provide excellent customer service to all patrons, resolving issues in a timely manner.
  • Process season ticket renewals and reseating of patrons, and redeem complimentary vouchers and trade ticket orders.
  • Clearly articulate and distinguish the product features and benefits to patrons, including incentive offers and promotional programs. 
  • Build and cultivate excellent patron relationships. 
  • Represent American Stage at our performances in various venues.
  • Be available in person at the information table during intermission as necessary during American Stage in the Park.
  • Consistently identify areas of improvement and growth. 

Additional Information 

  • Knowledge of Theatre Manager software a plus, but training is provided.
  • Knowledge of theatre and performing arts a plus
  • Ability to speak Spanish a plus.
  • Ability to work nights and weekends.

To apply:

Submit a letter of interest, resume, and salary requirements in a single pdf to employment@americanstage.org

This position is open until a diverse candidate pool has been achieved.

Please include in the subject line, Your Last Name, Box Office Associate

Please no phone calls, drop ins or physical mailings.

The information presented indicates a general nature and level or work expected of this position. It is not a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, qualifications, and objectives required of employees assigned to this job.

American Stage is an Equal Opportunity Employer. American Stage does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.

IT Staff Member

Status: Full-time / Exempt / Salaried

Reports To: Managing Director and Producing Artistic Director

To apply: Submit a letter of interest and resume requirements in a single pdf to employment@americanstage.org

Summary:

American Stage Theatre Company in St. Petersburg, Florida is seeking an IT staff member to  manage all the IT and computer systems within American Stage.

Founded in 1977, American Stage sees the empty space as an opportunity for social change & civilized discourse to occur – one of the few sacred places left in a far too noisy, often divided, world where human beings can still sit in the quiet dark together, think a while, & be awakened. To gain a richer connection to the fragility of beauty & pain that exists in all art & life. 

Theater of, by, and for all people. Artist-driven, radically inclusive, and fundamentally democratic. Through artistic excellence and the craft of storytelling, American Stage is committed to creating a safe space for multicultural artists to share their full humanity, as we come back to the theatre at this exciting but challenging time. We choose to create a new American Stage that enriches and embodies the rich diversity and cultural tapestry of America and truly reflects the American experience. 

 The IT Staff Member is a senior staff member who is responsible for creating IT policy and strategy, implementing infrastructure and leveraging technology to help American Stage achieve its goals. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

– Developing American Stage’s IT vision and translating it into actionable goals

– Lead and implement the sourcing and implementation of new software and hardware

– Formulating and implementing business continuity and disaster recovery plans

– Coordinating IT activities and services to ensure the availability of network services and data

– Identifying future challenges in the IT landscape and developing mitigation strategies

– Overseeing departmental budgeting and forecasting within American Stage

– Identifying security vulnerabilities and eliminating them with strategic solutions

– Identifying and recommending new technology solutions

Qualifications: 

Qualified candidates must possess the following skills/experience:

  •  Qualified candidates will have a minimum of three (3) years of technical support experience.
  • Must manage and work closely with AS technology providers/vendors.
  • Must be able to answer, evaluate, and prioritize incoming requests for assistance.
  •  Strong interpersonal soft skills/ First escalation point for technology issues.
  • Willing to be on-call, and work OT as needed.
  •  Ability to provide professional service in a demanding environment.        
  •  Able to support Windows 10/Office 2016.
  • Experienced in troubleshooting mobile operating systems such as iOS and Android.        
  •  Knowledgeable/familiar with SaaS (Software as a Service) solutions, aka cloud based solutions.
  • Skilled in troubleshooting Remote Access and Authentication issues.     
  • Experienced in managing Cisco IP network switches and routers and troubleshoot low voltage cabling/patch panels.
  • Proactively seek out new knowledge and keep up to date with emerging trends in the industry.

To apply:
Submit a letter of interest and resume in a single pdf to employment@americanstage.org
This position is open until a diverse candidate pool has been achieved.
Please include in the subject line, Your Last Name, IT Staff Member Position
Please no phone calls, drop ins or physical mailings.

The information presented indicates a general nature and level or work expected of this position. It is not a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, qualifications, and objectives required of employees assigned to this job.
American Stage is an Equal Opportunity Employer. American Stage does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.

Technical Director
Status: Full-time / Exempt / Salaried
Reports To: Director of Production
Salary: DOE
To apply: Please email a PDF attachment of your cover letter/ letter of interest and resume to Timon Brown, Director of Production, American Stage Theatre, tbrown@americanstage.org.

American Stage is an Equal Opportunity Employer. American Stage does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need. 

About American Stage

Founded in 1977, American Stage is Tampa Bay’s longest-running, critically acclaimed professional theatre, committed to its role as a vital arts leader, contributing to the cultural landscape of the region by pursuing innovative programming and deeper connections with our community through our high-quality mainstage productions, our annual American Stage in the Park production, and our robust education and outreach programs. With powerful stories, boldly told, American Stage aspires to make the experience of dynamic, relevant, world-class theatre accessible for all.

At American Stage, we see the empty space as an opportunity for social change & civilized discourse to occur –one of the few sacred places left in a far too noisy, often divided, world where human beings can still sit in the quiet dark together, think a while, & be awakened. To gain a richer connection to the fragility of beauty & pain that exists in all art & life. 

Theater of, by, and for all people. Artist-driven, radically inclusive, and fundamentally democratic. Through artistic excellence and the craft of storytelling, American Stage is committed to creating a safe space for multicultural artists to share their full humanity, as we come back to the theatre at this exciting but challenging time. We choose to create a new American Stage that enriches and embodies the rich diversity and cultural tapestry of America and truly reflects the American experience.

Position Summary:

American Stage seeks a Year Round, Full-Time Technical Director to join our Production Team. Productions will be performed onstage in the 180+ seat Raymond James Theater at American Stage Theatre in downtown St. Petersburg, FL and our annual outdoor production in St. Petersburg at Demens Landing City Park. 

An ideal candidate is an energetic, motivated, creative, and collaborative individual who has experience as a TD or ATD at the professional level  for 3-5 years. 

Reporting directly to the Director of Production, the Technical Director works closely with Designers to realize all scenic design elements, within the constraints of budget and schedule. The Technical Director works to ensure the smooth, day-to-day operation of all production departments. Individuals with undergraduate or graduate degrees or equivalent work experience will be considered.

Responsibilities:

  1. Supervise and manage a production staff of 4-6 personnel with various responsibilities (ATD, Carpenter, Scenic Painter, Master Electrician, Properties Artisan) and in a variety of employment statuses (full-time, contract, overhire)
  2. Oversee all aspects of planning, scheduling, materials acquisition, scenic build, load-in, technical rehearsals, maintenance of show elements, and strike for all productions in the season
  3. Produce technical and construction drawings using Vector Works
  4. Create, maintain, and track expenses budgets for both individual productions and the season maintenance budget for various production departments
  5. Maintain accurate inventory of stock scenery, building materials, and expendables standard to theatrical scenic shops
  6. Create & maintain a safe, clean workspace in all production departments.
  7. Work with the ATD in the maintenance of the scene shop facility, tools and vehicles
  8. Provide input and feedback for yearly production calendar and budget planning process

Qualifications and Experience:

  1. Ability to use, create, and modify computer aided drafting software in VectorWorks
  2. Ability to use, create, and interpret files in SketchUp and various other 3D rendering software programs as used by guest designer
  3. Basic or better familiarity with ETC Expression lighting controls and remote focus tools.
  4. Basic familiarity with and ability to operate QLab files for sound and video.
  5. Familiarity with the entire line of Google Suite Programs (Docs, Sheets, Drive, Keep, etc.)
  6. Familiar with and able to implement and execute common theatrical practices and procedures. 
  7. Ability to repeatedly lift, push, or maneuver 50-70 lbs
  8. Ability to repeatedly climb and work on ladders
  9. Valid Driver’s License
  10. Operate manual transmission vehicle
  11. Operate 14-26ft box or flat bed truck

Additional Information:

American Stage offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package including health, dental, vision, and life insurance, plus paid vacation and sick leave.

American Stage is a fully vaccinated workplace, and requires proof of full vaccination. To work in close proximity with Actor Equity Association employees (actors and stage managers) all employees must meet AEA union requirements for Covid-19 testing, which could include 2 to 3 negative test results per workweek.  New employees who are not fully vaccinated as of the date of hire are required to be fully vaccinated within 45 days of hire and provide twice-weekly proof of a negative COVID-19 test prior to being fully vaccinated. Further details will be provided upon hire.

To Apply: 

Please email a PDF attachment of your cover letter/ letter of interest and resume to Timon Brown, Director of Production,American Stage Theatre, tbrown@americanstage.org

 

 

Position: Development Manager

Status: Full-time / Exempt / Salaried

Salary: DOE

To apply: Submit a letter of interest, resume and salary requirements in a single pdf to employment@americanstage.org

Organization:

American Stage is an Equal Opportunity Employer. American Stage does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need. 

Founded in 1977, American Stage is Tampa Bay’s longest-running, critically acclaimed professional theatre, committed to its role as a vital arts leader, contributing to the cultural landscape of the region by pursuing innovative programming and deeper connections with our community through our high-quality mainstage productions, our annual American Stage in the Park production, and our robust education and outreach programs. With powerful stories, boldly told, American Stage aspires to make the experience of dynamic, relevant, world-class theatre accessible for all.

At American Stage, we see the empty space as an opportunity for social change & civilized discourse to occur –one of the few sacred places left in a far too noisy, often divided, world where human beings can still sit in the quiet dark together, think a while, & be awakened. To gain a richer connection to the fragility of beauty & pain that exists in all art & life. 

Theater of, by, and for all people. Artist-driven, radically inclusive, and fundamentally democratic. Through artistic excellence and the craft of storytelling, American Stage is committed to creating a safe space for multicultural artists to share their full humanity, as we come back to the theatre at this exciting but challenging time. We choose to create a new American Stage that enriches and embodies the rich diversity and cultural tapestry of America and truly reflects the American experience. 

Position Summary:

The Development Manager is responsible for overseeing the daily activities of American Stage’s Development Department, inclusive of campaign, grants, special event and relationship management. Reporting to the Director of Development, this key position will provide a high-level of donor-centered customer service for American Stage donors and sponsors, with the main objective of ensuring departmental goals and strategic objectives are consistently met. 

Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Participating in the development and implementation of American Stage’s annual development plan.
  • With the Director of Development, developing goals and strategies for all fundraising campaigns.
  • Overseeing an internal Development Department calendar, inclusive of campaign, grant, special event and relationship management needs.
  • Creating content for, and overseeing the mailing of, fundraising appeals and related collateral (annual reports, newsletters, etc.).
  • Creating content for, and overseeing the implementation of, digital fundraising campaign initiatives across social media and email management platforms.
  • Providing staff assistance to the Board of Trustees, Advancement Committee, and other related committees as requested by the Director of Development.
  • Maintaining lead pipeline and follow-up schedule for sponsor and donor communication. 
  • Cultivating relationships with patrons, donors, sponsors, trustees and hospitality partners, and troubleshooting patron concerns as needed.
  • Creating, and overseeing the fulfillment of, donor and sponsor benefit packages.   
  • Maintaining accurate and consistent public messaging in regards to sponsorships, recognition opportunities, fundraising campaigns and special events.
  • Preparing donor prospecting research and strategy.
  • Researching and writing grant proposals and coordinating procurement and creation of grant support materials. 
  • Creating and maintaining an ongoing funding proposal narrative structure by program.
  • Preparing outcome and impact reports for grants and other funders. 
  • Seeking new funding opportunities that match organizational initiatives and needs. 
  • Assisting Gala Event Manager with project management and coordination of American Stage’s largest fundraising event of the year, Gala Under the Stars.
  • Providing support for all American Stage special events from inception to execution to breakdown, inclusive of Opening Nights, Corporate Nights, private parties, etc.  

Desired skills include:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in nonprofit management or related field.
  • 3+ years of relevant professional experience in a nonprofit development department and preparing grants and/or other written communications.
  • 1-3 years of relevant professional experience managing employees, volunteers or teams.
  • Strong attention to detail and relationships. 
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral. 
  • Ability to work independently without close oversight, but also function as a team player who will take initiative and manage multiple tasks and projects concurrently.
  • High energy and passion for American Stage’s mission is essential. 
  • Performing arts experience is a plus. 
  • Some night and weekend work is required.

To apply:

Submit a letter of interest, resume and salary requirements in a single pdf to employment@americanstage.org

Please include in the subject line: Your Last Name, Development Manager Position.

Please no phone calls, drop ins or physical mailings.

This position is open until a diverse candidate pool has been achieved.

Position: Director of Education

Status: Full-time / Exempt / Salaried

Salary: DOE

To apply: Submit a letter of interest, resume and salary requirements in a single pdf to employment@americanstage.org

Organization:

American Stage is an Equal Opportunity Employer. American Stage does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need. 

Founded in 1977, American Stage is Tampa Bay’s longest-running, critically acclaimed professional theatre, committed to its role as a vital arts leader, contributing to the cultural landscape of the region by pursuing innovative programming and deeper connections with our community through our high-quality mainstage productions, our annual American Stage in the Park production, and our robust education and outreach programs. With powerful stories, boldly told, American Stage aspires to make the experience of dynamic, relevant, world-class theatre accessible for all.

At American Stage, we see the empty space as an opportunity for social change & civilized discourse to occur –one of the few sacred places left in a far too noisy, often divided, world where human beings can still sit in the quiet dark together, think a while, & be awakened. To gain a richer connection to the fragility of beauty & pain that exists in all art & life. 

Theater of, by, and for all people. Artist-driven, radically inclusive, and fundamentally democratic. Through artistic excellence and the craft of storytelling, American Stage is committed to creating a safe space for multicultural artists to share their full humanity, as we come back to the theatre at this exciting but challenging time. We choose to create a new American Stage that enriches and embodies the rich diversity and cultural tapestry of America and truly reflects the American experience. 

Position Summary:

American Stage, one of the Tampa Bay’s oldest professional theaters, is seeking creative, qualified candidates with a background in theater education administration for the position of Director of Education. This full-time position requires someone who demonstrates strong administrative and organizational skills, a dedication to bringing the theater arts to people of all ages, a belief in the impact of theatrical education to develop life skills, and a passion for maintaining, building, and evolving current and new programming in a growing education department. Reporting to the Producing Artistic Director, the ideal candidate will have experience in teaching and implementing theatre education programs, producing and/or directing theatre for young audiences, as well as working with community partnerships. This position is an essential member and collaborator with the department heads of the organization. The Director of Education will be a locally based position and serve as the public face of all educational programs for an organization that is a unique and beloved part of the cultural fabric of St. Petersburg and Tampa Bay.

Reporting:

The Director of Education reports to the Producing Artistic Director and is available as needed or requested by the Managing Director. The Education Director is also a member of the Board’s Education Committee.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  1. Create, oversee, and promote educational programs that provide opportunities for all ages to experience theatrical education programming at American Stage. From storytelling for families and children to adult learning, programming goals should extend opportunities from age four to ninety-four.
  2. Develop and manage relationships with like-minded community partners (educational, governmental, non-profit, and business) to create collaborations and support existing and/or newly created performing arts instruction to benefit the organization’s education and community engagement goals.
  3. Must be able to work closely with Development to research and present possible grant / funding opportunities
  4. Oversee the management and delivery of workshops, classes, summer camps and productions designed for all ages who want to explore the performing arts in exciting, energizing, and educational ways resulting in an enjoyable and fun experience for participants. These include, but are not limited to: American Stage School Tour, Summer Theatre Programs, School Year Programs & Workshops with Pinellas County School, Adult Classes and Audience Engagement Programming

    •  Supervises the Education & Engagement Associate, Education Coordinator and other Education Team Members.
    • Oversees the production of all Education programming and performances.
  5. Provide program management and direction for all contracted professionals who are involved in aspects of educational programming.
    1.  Recruit, supervise, and support volunteers, staff, and teaching artists for educational programs as needed as well as work with recruiting apprentices.
    2. Create and manage budgets for all educational programming.
    3. Create efficient and effective budgets
    4. Work within budget guidelines
    5. Effectively track expense and income and provide financial controls and discipline.
       
  6. Serve as a crucial collaborator with the Managing Director and Director of Development in raising philanthropic funding to support educational programming.
  7. Establish and implement policies and protocols that are in line with the organization to support all educational programs.
  8. Coordinate with the Director of Marketing and Education & Engagement Associate to execute all aspects of marketing for educational programs.
  9. Represent American Stage as a spokesperson and presenter of our work through educational events and performances.
     

Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications:

  •  Excellent writing and communication skills 
  •  Experience with curriculum and program development
  • Proven artistic and educational expertise in theatre with an emphasis on acting, playwriting, and script analysis is desired
  • Experience in administering theater education/community programs in a school or arts organization setting preferred
  • Experience in strategic planning, ideally with a focus on a long-term growth and program expansion coupled with hands-on implementation
  • Experience with non-profit management and organization, preferably for arts-oriented organizations
    • Experience using a collaborative and team-oriented approach to manage and inspire staff
    •  A positive attitude, a powerful individual initiative, a deep appreciation of fun, and an abiding love of theatrical communities

Employment Requirements:

Due to our work with young people, all serious candidates must submit to fingerprinting and a background criminal check. To support the health and safety of our staff and the communities we serve, American Stage has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy for all employees.

To apply:

Submit a letter of interest, resume and salary requirements in a single pdf to employment@americanstage.org

Please include in the subject line: Your Last Name, Director of Education Position.

Please no phone calls, drop ins or physical mailings.

This position is open until a diverse candidate pool has been achieved.

Position: Teaching Artist
Status: Part-time/Contract

Summary:

American Stage is seeking qualified artists  to work with our Education and Engagement Department on a variety of programs.  Teaching Artists will collaborate with the American Stage Education & Engagement team to develop lesson plans, curriculum and content that align with American Stage’s mission to activate the empty space and highlight the voices of all peoples. Teaching Artists will work with students of various ages and backgrounds to develop content to be shared with their community of peers and colleagues. 

Teaching Artists can apply as either lead instructors or teaching assistants. We are especially interested in arts educators with experience in interdisciplinary arts instruction, social activism, playwriting/storytelling and working with communities of various backgrounds.

Approximate Hours Per Week:

4-8 hours per week, pending availability and programming

Pay:

Lead Instructor: $42 per hour

Teaching Assistant: $27 per hour

QUALIFICATIONS:

Experience practicing and facilitating an artistic discipline (Actor, Musician, Playwright, etc.)

Experience or an interest in writing lesson plans and curriculum development

Experience or any interest in working with student populations like K-12 students, continued learning communities, or those in the recovery or incarcerated communities.

Passion for cultivating community through educational experiences for a variety of age groups and demographics.

How to apply:

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and references to Patrick A. Jackson, Associate Artistic Producer at pjackson@americanstage.org

Position: Development Coordinator

Status: Full-time / Exempt / Salaried

Salary: DOE

To apply: Submit a letter of interest, resume and salary requirements in a single pdf to employment@americanstage.org

Organization:

American Stage is an Equal Opportunity Employer. American Stage does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need. 

Founded in 1977, American Stage is Tampa Bay’s longest-running, critically acclaimed professional theatre, committed to its role as a vital arts leader, contributing to the cultural landscape of the region by pursuing innovative programming and deeper connections with our community through our high-quality mainstage productions, our annual American Stage in the Park production, and our robust education and outreach programs. With powerful stories, boldly told, American Stage aspires to make the experience of dynamic, relevant, world-class theatre accessible for all.

At American Stage, we see the empty space as an opportunity for social change & civilized discourse to occur –one of the few sacred places left in a far too noisy, often divided, world where human beings can still sit in the quiet dark together, think a while, & be awakened. To gain a richer connection to the fragility of beauty & pain that exists in all art & life. 

Theater of, by, and for all people. Artist-driven, radically inclusive, and fundamentally democratic. Through artistic excellence and the craft of storytelling, American Stage is committed to creating a safe space for multicultural artists to share their full humanity, as we come back to the theatre at this exciting but challenging time. We choose to create a new American Stage that enriches and embodies the rich diversity and cultural tapestry of America and truly reflects the American experience. 

Summary:

The Development Coordinator provides support for all development activities and strategies necessary to achieve American Stage’s annual contributed income goals. Reporting to the Development Manager, this key position is responsible for ensuring a high standard of quality for all fundraising data, inclusive of database management, gift entry, reporting and the analysis of donor data in order to implement best practices related to stewardship. The position also serves as the first point of contact for donation inquiries and assists with other development functions such as fundraising campaigns, grant support and special events.

Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Utilizing Theatre Manager software to maintain donor database, ensure accurate entry of donations and implement donor correspondence and acknowledgement processes.  
  • Monitoring recognition initiatives and recurring donation schedules for sponsors and Act I Club Annual Fund members.  
  • Tracking American Stage’s contributed income by category and ensuring all reporting and gift acknowledgement in organization publications is accurate. 
  • Maintaining an internal Development Department calendar on a daily basis, inclusive of campaign, grant, special event and relationship management needs.
  • Generating mailing lists and creating mail merges for fundraising appeals and related collateral (annual reports, newsletters, etc.).
  • Generating invitation lists, preparing and sending invitations, and maintaining RSVP lists for American Stage special events.
  • Coordinating special event and administrative volunteers for project support.
  • Providing reporting to the Board of Trustees, Advancement Committee, and other related committees as requested by the Director of Development.
  • Serving as Trustee Concierge by updating American Stage’s board portal, assisting trustees with ticket reservations, pledges and reporting, and tracking trustee pledges and commitments.
  • Executing sponsor and hospitality partner agreements.
  • Providing grant support as needed to the Development Manager. 
  • Conducting call campaigns when required. 
  • Maintaining a departmental expense workbook and generating check requests for the Development Department.
  • Assisting Gala Event Manager with project management and coordination of American Stage’s largest fundraising event of the year, Gala Under the Stars.
  • Assisting in all American Stage special events from inception to execution to breakdown, such as Opening Nights, Corporate Nights, private parties, etc. 

Desired skills include:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in nonprofit management or related field.
  • 1-2 years of relevant professional experience in a nonprofit development department.
  • Proficiency in basic computer systems, email communications, organizational systems, Microsoft Office and Google Suite.
  • Highly detail oriented, with the ability to meet deadlines and create and maintain organizational systems.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral. 
  • Ability to work independently without close oversight, but also function as a team player who will take initiative and manage multiple tasks and projects concurrently.
  • Performing arts experience is a plus. 
  • Some night and weekend work is required.

To apply:

Submit a letter of interest, resume and salary requirements in a single pdf to employment@americanstage.org

Please include in the subject line: Your Last Name, Development Coordinator Position.

Please no phone calls, drop ins or physical mailings.

This position is open until a diverse candidate pool has been achieved.

Position Summary:

American Stage seeks a Full-time, Year-Round, Costume Shop Manager. The productions will be performed on the 180 seat Raymond James Stage at American Stage in downtown St. Petersburg. An ideal candidate is energetic and motivated to manage the costuming needs of the productions. The Costume Shop Manager is responsible for the timely planning and accurate realization of the costumes. 

Experience in a professional costume shop is preferred, but early career individuals with undergraduate or graduate degrees or equivalent work experience will be considered. 

Organization:

American Stage is an Equal Opportunity Employer. American Stage does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need. 

Founded in 1977, American Stage is Tampa Bay’s longest-running, critically acclaimed professional theatre, committed to its role as a vital arts leader, contributing to the cultural landscape of the region by pursuing innovative programming and deeper connections with our community through our high-quality mainstage productions, our annual American Stage in the Park production, and our robust education and outreach programs. With powerful stories, boldly told, American Stage aspires to make the experience of dynamic, relevant, world-class theatre accessible for all.

At American Stage, we see the empty space as an opportunity for social change & civilized discourse to occur –one of the few sacred places left in a far too noisy, often divided, world where human beings can still sit in the quiet dark together, think a while, & be awakened. To gain a richer connection to the fragility of beauty & pain that exists in all art & life. 

Theater of, by, and for all people. Artist-driven, radically inclusive, and fundamentally democratic. Through artistic excellence and the craft of storytelling, American Stage is committed to creating a safe space for multicultural artists to share their full humanity, as we come back to the theatre at this exciting but challenging time. We choose to create a new American Stage that enriches and embodies the rich diversity and cultural tapestry of America and truly reflects the American experience. 

Responsibilities:

  • Adhere to all “We Will Return Safely” Health and Safety Plan requirements, including being fully vaccinated and occasional COVID-19 testing as the production calls for it
  • Meet with Costume Designers to review designs and plans for construction or acquisition
  • Maintain all costuming paperwork 
  • Work with the Associate Artistic Director, Technical Director, and Stage Management to efficiently manage each production’s costume needs
  • Communicate and coordinate shop needs with Associate Artistic Director 
  • Participate in fittings, attend all Production meetings, tech/dress rehearsals
  •  Maintain show costumes including, laundry and fixes as needed
  • Arrange and pick up and return of any necessary rentals, such a wigs
  • Communicate with Stage Management regarding schedules and crew assignments
  • Track expenses within the show budget and report them to the Associate Artistic Director
  • Organize, maintain and restock the costume shop inventory 
  • Be sure shop spaces are left clean and in orderly condition
  • Performs other related work, as required 

Skills: 

  • BA Technical Theatre/ 3 years professional work experience
  • Thorough understanding of the costume design and construction processes and all the related aspects of the overall theatre production process
  • knowledge of cutting, draping and patterning
  • Knowledge of textiles, crafting materials and costume history
  • Proficiency with sewing machines of various types
  • Able to lift 50 lbs 
  • Understating of best theatrical practices in regards to construction, stitching, sewing, etc.
  • Budgeting and resource management 
  • Ability/willingness to work with apprentices
  • Creative problem solving and troubleshooting  
  • Ability to collaborate with designers and sensitivity to the artistic process
  • Team oriented and collaborative attitude
  • Excellent Communication 

Compensation and Benefits:

The Costume Shop Manager is a full-time, year round position. 

Compensation:  $32,500 /yr

American Stage offers a comprehensive benefits package including health, optional dental, vision, and life insurance, plus paid vacation and sick leave.

Additional Information:

American Stage is a fully vaccinated workplace, and requires proof of full vaccination. To work in close proximity with Actor Equity Association employees (actors and stage managers) all employees must meet AEA union requirements for Covid-19 testing, which could include 2 to 3 negative test results per workweek.  New employees who are not fully vaccinated as of the date of hire are required to be fully vaccinated within 45 days of hire and provide twice-weekly proof of a negative COVID-19 test prior to being fully vaccinated. Further details will be provided upon hire.

To Apply: 

Please email a PDF attachment of your cover letter/ letter of interest and resume to Timon Brown, Director of Production at American Stage Theatre Company at employment@americanstage.org