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Director of Development Department: Development

Status: Senior, Full Time, Salaried, Exempt

Reports To: Producing Artistic Director

Salary: DOE + Benefits

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

American Stage, St Petersburg, FL – American Stage, a professional not-for-profit arts organization in St. Petersburg, Florida , is currently seeking qualified applicants to fill the position of Director of Development to join the company’s senior leadership team.

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 for accessible for all.

American Stage is currently undergoing an exciting time of transition.  After a prolonged shuttering of onsite programming, the organization is beginning its return to live performances, classes, and camps while also preparing to welcome a new Producing Artistic Director.  Despite the pandemic’s profound impact on the organization, American Stage maintains a solid financial position and is poised to resume its pre-pandemic trajectory of growth.

The Director of Development is a member of the senior leadership team and is responsible for the overall fundraising operation. The Director of Development leads a small team to identify and secure approximately $1.2M in annual funding support for American Stage. Additionally, this individual will work closely with the Director of Marketing and Communications to advance the organization’s mission, messaging, and community partnerships.  A successful candidate is passionate about community and will be enthusiastic in telling the story of AS’s mission and programs in compelling ways to build and sustain support and financial investment.

Fundraising & Donor Relations

  • Lead the fundraising strategy that incorporates Annual Fund, Corporate, Foundations & Government Grants, Major Gifts, Legacy Giving, and Special Events, as well as trustee and individual donor giving.
  • Connect donors to core artistic and education programs.
  • Create proposals for and pursue investments from donors in support of AS’s mission.
  • Build a strong, trusting relationship with the board of trustees, Producing Artistic Director, and the other members of American Stage’s Senior Leadership Team.  
  • Sever on the Board’s Advancement Committee and collaborate with the Board Advancement Chair to increase trustee participation in fundraising.
  • Identify new foundation and grant funding opportunities and collaborate with senior leadership team on funding positioning.
  • Build a network of contacts in the community to introduce to the theatre.
  • Commit to American Stage’s EDI plan and initiatives and advance relationships and partnerships with diverse communities throughout Tampa Bay.
  • Understand the capital needs of the building and the sources of funding needed to sustain it.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Department Administration

  • Set the tone for a positive, effective department that empowers the team to achieve goals.
  • Continue a standard of excellence in donor communication and activities.
  • Create annual revenue and expense budgets and manage them responsibly.
  • Have a working knowledge of CRM software and ensure that it is maximized as a critical resource for everyone on the team.
  • Identify metrics that inform benchmarking progress.
  • Report financial progress and key metrics at staff and board meetings.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Skills & Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field
  • 5+ years experience in fundraising or related field 
  • Record of measurable success in building relationships and partnerships and raising funds for a mid-size budget not-for-profit
  • Experience in working with a cultural not-for-profit is a plus
  • Managerial experience in the oversight of a team and setting a positive work environment
  • Successful track record of personally identifying, cultivating, and soliciting contributions
  • Superior written and verbal communications skills are essential.
  • Adept at using Microsoft Office Suite

Personal Attributes

  • Values that include a commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion in all forms
  • Belief in arts & culture as a fundamental pillar of a healthy community
  • High standard of ethics, confidentiality, and accountability
  • Highly collaborative leadership style
  • Positive attitude and workplace interactions
  • Work-life balance is encouraged

Compensation & Benefits

  • Beginning annual salary: DOE + Benefits
  • Benefits package includes medical, dental, vision and life insurance

To Apply

This position is open until a diverse candidate pool has been achieved.  To apply, please send a current résumé and cover letter stating how your qualifications, experience, and goals are a match for this position to:

Director of Development Search Committee: employment@americanstage.org 

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

No phone calls, drop-ins, or physical mailings please.

The information presented indicates the general nature and level of 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.

AS is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in all aspects of its programming and organization.


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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.

Managing Director

Status: Senior, Full Time, Salaried, Exempt

Reports To: Producing Artistic Director

Salary: DOE + Benefits

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

SUMMARY:

American Stage Theatre Company in St. Petersburg, Florida is seeking a Managing Director with demonstrated executive leadership skills to work under the leadership of the Producing Artistic Director and Board of Trustees to fulfill the company’s mission to reinforce the power of live theatre with high quality productions of compelling plays that excite, educate, uplift, inspire and challenge a diverse audience.

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. 

The Managing Director will guide the vision, development and strategy for American Stage’s long-term growth and will provide strong leadership for the board, staff and artists. The Managing Director enables American Stage Theatre Company to realize its goals for artistic excellence, equity, diversity and inclusion, fiscal stability and audience cultivation. The Managing Director reports to the Producing Artistic Director and receives a review annually from the executive committee of the board.

POSITION:

Managing Director of American Stage Theatre Company

Full-Time, Salaried Position with Benefits

SALARY:

$80,000

REPORTS TO:

Producing Artistic Director

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

1) Executive Leadership

  1. With the Producing Artistic Director and the Board, update, maintain and execute American Stage’s Strategic Plan with personal emphasis on fundraising, finance,  organizational structure and operations—in support of the company’s Mission and Vision

2) Fundraising

  1. With the Director of Development, plan and manage all Development and Fundraising programs
  2. Provide leadership to American Stage’s Producing Artistic Director, Education and  Engagement Departments and Board of Trustees to create and carry out fundraising plans and meet financial development goals
  3. Create and manage Annual Giving Campaign
  4. Direct and lead institutional fundraising with foundations, corporations and  government agencies
  5. Oversee communication with donors and patrons when it relates to fundraising or institutional advancement, ensuring best practices are being used in stewarding our patrons
  6. Oversee the patron database and ensure that best practices are being used in recording and analyzing data

3) Finance Management

  1. Budgets

                     a.i. Manage the creation of American Stage’s annual operating and capital budget

                     a.ii. Manage financial reporting systems to ensure that all directors and managers have the information they need to manage their individual budgets

                     a.iii. Communicate monthly and annual financial progress against budget to the Board of Trustees

  1. Finance Operations

                     b.i. Manage the overall financial operations of the organization with the support of the Box Office and Administrative Departments

                     b.ii. Manage all external financial reporting of the organization

                     b.iii. Provide financial reports to the Finance Committee of the Board of Trustees and to the full Board

                     b.iv. Provide financial analysis and recommendations to guide the organization’s financial decisions

                     b.v. Work with outside auditors to assure that all financial systems and internal controls are adequate to appropriately serve the organization and guard against fraud and waste

                     b.yi. Oversee and manage the bookkeeping, development, as well as company management

                     b.yii. Oversee and execute all contracts for the theater including but not limited to artistic, consultant, administrative, managerial, etc.

4) External Relations

  1. Serve as a key representative of American Stage in the community, including cultivation of donors, funding institutions and government agencies
  2. Represent American Stage in communication with external agencies that have the power to govern or influence financial or administrative demands within our industry  (i.e. TCG)
  3. Provide additional support for and attend meetings, fundraisers, events, celebrations, opening nights, etc

5) People Management

  1. Manage, coach and supervise all non-Production employees except those who report to the Producing Artistic Director
  2. Through the Box Office and Administrative Departments, ensure that American Stage’s employment policies and reporting are consistent with all rules and regulations    governing working in the State of Florida
  3. Ensure that American Stage’s employment policies and employee handbook are current and complete and support the organization’s staffing goals and needs
  4. Oversee recruiting, training, coaching and retention of staff
  5. Foster an office culture of teamwork, generous collaboration, clear communication,  effective delegation and mutual support

6) Board Relations

  1. Work with the Producing Artistic Director to support the development and effective  operations of the Board of Trustees
  2. Work with the Board Chair to identify need for committees and prioritize work of the   Board
  3. Provide monthly written reports to Board
  4. Work to grow the Board through active Board cultivation and recruitment
  5. Serve as staff liaison for Finance and Development Committees of the Board

7) Contract Management

  1. Oversee all of American Stage’s contracting with external agents, including: Actor’s Equity Association, SDC and USAA, insurance agreements, leases, rights/royalty   agreements, vendors, etc.
  2. Maintain open communication and good collaborative relationship with the leadership of Partnered Organizations

8) Technology Management

  1. Ensure that the organization has the information, communications and technology systems that it needs to be effective

Reporting:

The Managing Director reports to the Board of Trustees and oversees the Marketing and Communications Department Head, Box Office Director, Administrative Department and their direct reports.

Rate and Schedule:

         This is a full time salaried position with benefits.

The ideal candidate will:

         – Combine demonstrated business acumen with strong management skills

         – Have the vision to design and execute American Stage’s resource development in the short, intermediate and long-term to help American Stage achieve sustainable growth into  the future

          – Be a charismatic communicator with the ability to establish long-lasting, productive relationships with the Board, staff and community of patrons and funders

           – Have demonstrated ability to generate earned income and philanthropic support and a passion for organizational development.

Qualification Requirements:

         – A bachelor degree in business, non-profit administration, or related field

         – Minimum of either 3 years executive experience in a non-profit arts organization of similar size or 5 years experience as a department head or senior staff of an organization of greater size

         – Significant experience interacting with Boards, Volunteers and Funders

         – Experience building revenue and philanthropic support, including grant writing.

         – Management of a development campaign is desired

How to Apply:

This position is open until a diverse candidate pool has been achieved. To apply, please send a current resume and cover letter stating how your qualifications, experience, and goals are a match for this position.

Please send an email to employment@americanstage.org

Please include in the subject line, Your Last Name, Managing Director 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.

Costume Shop Manager

Status: Part-time, seasonal, contract

Salary: $7500

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 Costume Shop Manager for our two fall productions. 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. 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 Costume Designers to review designs and plans for construction or acquisition
  • Prepare the lighting plot for hang and focus and ensure it’s actualization
  • Establish light circuiting and cabling layout plan
  • 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 Schedule:

Costume Shop Manager is a part time, seasonal, contract position. 

Compensation:  $7500

15 weeks of work at approximately 25 hours per week 

Start: September 27,2021

End: January 7, 2022

Productions: 

The Odd Couple by Neil Simon

Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol by Tom Mula

To Apply: 

Please email your resume and cover letter to pwilt@americanstage.org and tell us why you are the ideal candidate for this specific job. 

Master Electrician Manager

Status: Contract

Salary: $2000 per show

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 season of productions. The productions will be performed on the 180 seat Raymond James Stage at American Stage  in downtown St. Petersburg. American Stage in the Park’s production of Footloose will be outdoors at Demens Landing. An ideal candidate is energetic and motivated to manage the power needs of the productions. The Master Electrician is responsible for the on-time planning and execution of the light plot and any other house lighting. 

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 Lighting Designers to review 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, 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 spaces are 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 part time, seasonal, contract position. The position is contracted on a show by show basis.

Compensation:  Approximately $2000 per production

Production Start and End Dates:

The Odd Couple 9/28 – 11/24

Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol 11/9 – 1/7/22

School Girls or the African American Mean Girls Play 1/4/22 – 3/4/22

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

Dutchman 5/27/22 – 8/5/22

To Apply: 

Please email your resume and cover letter to kclippard@americanstage.org and tell us why you are the ideal candidate for this specific job. 

House Manager

Reports To: Production Director

Salary: Seasonal Part-Time, hourly pay is: $13.25 / hour

Job Description:

American Stage Theatre Company in St. Petersburg, Florida is seeking a highly motivated House Manager. This position requires someone who will develop protocols for front-of-house operations, coordinate with the Box Office, Production, Facilities and our visiting companies and maintain safety standards in the building. The House Manager reports to the Production Manager.

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. 

The House Manager at American Stage is responsible for the smooth operation of the house before, during and after all performances, and selected events in American Stage. This position requires a highly motivated individual who will develop protocols for front-of-house operations on a show by show basis while coordinating with the Box Office, Production, Facilities and our visiting companies. Additionally, the House Manager will oversee the vital connection between our organization and part-time staff of ushers. The House Manager must be detail oriented with superior people skills. The House Manager reports to the Production Manager.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Oversee lobby, house and other theater areas prior to, during and following performances and other community or rental events.
  • Assist guests with accessibility needs.
  • Ensure cleanliness of the theatre and lobby. Pick up and dispose of trash and recyclables in the theatre, if necessary.
  • Ensure the cleaning and sanitization of public spaces, social distancing, mask wearing, and other health and safety protocols as outlined in our “We Will Return Safely” Plan.
  • Train, supervise, and manage our volunteer staff of ushers for every production. Assign usher duties (ticket tearing, program distribution, program stuffing, etc.). Deal with any staff and audience issues that arise.
  • Be responsible for any merchandise sales for all events (inventory, tallying sales, financial reconciliation and management of the merchandise bank).
  • Build a front of house and security schedule for each production/event as well as coordinate maintenance schedule with Facilities Manager. Maintain and update staffing schedule on a daily basis.
  • Resolve audience issues and complaints. Provide and process paperwork on any accidents or incidents.Work with Box Office and Stage Manager to coordinate opening and closing the house, handing over the house, late seating/reseating and any special needs of the visiting company.
  • Enter and approve usher paperwork as needed.
  • Prepare and distribute House Manager reports to designated American Stage’s artistic, administrative, production and visiting company staff, detailing a ticket stub count summary and audience issues for each performance.
  • Understand and follow St. Petersburg Fire Department procedures, including maintaining a Fire Guard certification. Track and keep current usher Fire Guard Certification documents. Perform daily Fire Guard inspection. Conduct regular fire alarm drills with Front of House staff and Facilities Manager.
  • Coordinate audience evacuation in the event of an emergency. Contact medical personnel in the event of a medical emergency
  • Communicate any building and facilities issues to the Production Manager, Facilities Manager, and Box Office as needed.
  • Occasional assistance in the box office may be required, answering phones, selling tickets, etc.
  • Act as liaison to local authorities and any other officials during performances or events.
  • Support Development and General Management staff around American Stage’s, community and outside rental events.

 

Requirements:

  • 5 years of relevant experience including at least 2 years in Front of House, Box Office, or Stage Management related positions.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Ability to provide professional customer service in a fast paced environment.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and the ability to self-direct.
  • Solid computer and organizational skills.
  • Possession of or willingness to obtain a Fire Guard license from the St. Petersburg Fire Rescue and to acquire a certification in First Aid.
  • This position will primarily work evenings and weekends. The schedule changes based on the needs of the given production and associated events. This position is responsible for closing the theater on nights and days there are public events.

 Please send an email to employment@americanstage.org

Please include in the subject line, Your Last Name, House Manager Position

Part-Time Graphic Designer

Status: Part-Time / Exempt

Reports To: Marketing Manager

Salary: DOE

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

Summary:

American Stage has an immediate opening for a creative graphic designer to join our dynamic Marketing Department. This position is an essential part of the team ensuring consistent visuals and branding. The part-time Graphic Designer is responsible for design, layout, revisions and print production and/or digital output. The candidate will be responsible for creating graphics for use in multiple channels: email campaigns, videos, website and social media platforms as defined. 

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.

Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Develop and execute designs  that support both traditional print and digital media based marketing strategy for institutional and program-specific campaigns
  • Create graphics for our print, web, email and social media channels
  • Create graphics for large format installations
  • Assist in the development and creation of presentations and event marketing needs
  • Photo and video editing based on marketing strategies
  • Work with team on marketing needs for external events and partners as needed
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Position requirements include:

  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite: Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, After Effects & Premiere
  • BA in Graphic Design, Visual Communication or equivalent 1-3 years work experience
  • Strong technical and conceptual design skills with a track-record for creating engaging graphics 
  • Strong attention to detail and effective editing capabilities 
  • Ability to expand on existing design templates
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with the ability to collaborate effectively across multiple departments to effectively present campaigns and strategies
  • Flexibility & positive attitude when design changes are requested; Ability to absorb and apply constructive criticism from team 
  • Knowledge of social media platforms and best practices
  • Knowledge of WordPress platform is a plus
  • Ability to adapt and evolve creative content to remain innovative and consistent with brand, style, and tone
  • Strong copywriting and editing skills
  • Ability to put together disparate elements of a design created by another professional, such as the icons, photographs and other components
  • Ability to meet deadlines and handle multiple simultaneous projects from development to completion
  • Candidate will be able to coordinate and manage relationships with vendors and oversee print production
  • Gather relevant information for projects by discussing ideas with the team and/or by performing their own research.
  • A great candidate is enthusiastic and passionate about the arts, graphic design, social media and the potential intersections of the two
  • Knowledge of photography and video editing a plus
  • Some night and weekend work is required.  Twenty hours per week during assigned daytime, evening, and/or weekend hours. Scheduled work hours may change. Overtime may be required, or permitted with prior approval

To apply: Submit a letter of interest, resume, and hourly 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, Graphic Design 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.  

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.