Job Openings

Led by Artistic Director Peter C Brosius and Managing Director Kim Motes, Children's Theatre Company (CTC) is the nation’s leading theatre for multigenerational audiences and is one of the 20 largest producing theatres in the United States. A winner of the Tony Award® for Outstanding Regional Theatre, CTC creates extraordinary theatre experiences that educate, challenge, and inspire young people. It has set standards of excellence in the quality of its productions, commitment to new work,  innovative education programs, and community partnerships.

CTC is dedicated to increasing equity, diversity and inclusion in our audiences, our programs and in all of our hiring for staff, artists, and recruiting of board members.  CTC is committed to a future where our theatre is a home for all people, all families, and is truly reflective of our community.  We are also committed to providing a work environment that is free from discrimination.  CTC prohibits discrimination in employment against any employee or job applicant because of that person’s race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, sex, national origin, disability status, genetic information, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, familial status, veteran status, status with regard to public assistance, membership in a local human rights commission or any other legally protected status.  

Information on Internships can be found here.

Current Openings 
Costume Assistant
Front of House Associate
Safety and Security Associate
Overhire Draper
Overhire Carpenters



Costume Assistant
 
Children’s Theatre Company is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Costume Assistant.  This role would qualify for part-time regular status which includes benefits (health insurance, sick & vacation accrual, 403B match).  This position has a seasonal schedule that is dependent on the production calendar.  For the 2019-2020 season, this positon would be scheduled for approximately 32 weeks.
 
POSITION SUMMARY
Assist Costume Director in the daily operation and management of the Costume Shop. In consultation with the Costume Director and Costume Designer, determine show specific needs for fabric, clothing and costume supplies. Assist in maintaining show documentation and budgets. Serve as a shopper and design assistant when guest designers are in residence.
 
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
• Assist Costume Director with all daily operations
• Communicate daily schedules with both Costume and Crafts shops
• Maintain office supply inventory, filing and daily fitting note distribution
• Set up Costume Bible for each show, prepare lists of accessories and composite measurement sheets
• Use local and online resources for shopping as needed, handle acquisition and returns
• Organize trips to and from Costume Rentals for pulling and returns
• Track expenditures and refunds in Costume Budget spreadsheet
• Attend technical and dress rehearsals as assigned
 
POSITION QUALIFICATIONS
 
 Competencies
• Ability to work intuitively when required, with attention to detail and needs of each situation
• Ability to make quick decisions, problem solve and work collaboratively with a positive demeanor
• Requires bending, reaching, climbing, lifting, carrying of up to fifty (50) pounds
• Valid driver’s license. Must be comfortable driving in the Twin Cities area
 
Experience
• Previous experience in a costume shop with basic costume history and knowledge of shop function
 
Skills & Abilities
• Proficiency in Excel spreadsheets, basic bookkeeping and general computer literacy
 
TO APPLY
Please email letter of interest and resume with “Costume Assistant” in the subject line to Ellen Baker, Production Manager, at productionjobs@childrenstheatre.org


Front of House Associate
 
Children’s Theatre Company is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Front of House Associate.  This is a part-time position with a variable schedule.  Benefits include sick and safety time and well as complimentary tickets to performances.
    
POSITION SUMMARY
The Front of House Associates provide excellent customer service and assist the rest of Front of House staff in ensuring that productions and events are safe, entertaining, and efficiently run.  Front of House Associates duties include scanning tickets, assisting patrons with seating and wayfinding and running concessions. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
• Assist in making sure the lobby, theatre, and concession stand are set up before patrons arrive
• Provide friendly service to patrons as they arrive, tear/scan tickets, help patrons find their seats, direct them to restrooms, answer questions about the theatre and shows, help with late seating, and watch the house for any general issue that arise before and during the performance
• Work assigned concessions lanes and gift shop prior to the show, during intermission and post show in a quick and efficient manor while making accurate transactions using the Square sales system
• Assist in making sure that the patrons all leave the theatre safely post performance.  Help clean the theatre and restock concessions and gift shop for the next performance.
• Represent Children’s Theatre Company at both internal and external events as requested
• Attend trainings and meetings as required
• Perform other duties as assigned by the House Manager and/or Performance Supervisor
• Project the brand image of CTC through actions and behaviors at events and at the theatre

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS
Must be able to work independently and self-motivate.  Must be able to lift and move items (program boxes, concession boxes, merchandise, etc…) up to 50lbs, assist patrons up and down steps repeatedly in darkened environments, and stand for long periods of time.  Must have a willingness to wear and maintain the required uniform.  Must be comfortable selling and handling beer and wine.  Applicants must be at least 18 years old.
Competency Statement(s)
Positive, calm, professional attitude with pleasant disposition and a desire to be a team player.  Excellent customer service and management skills with the ability to communicate effectively with a diverse group of people.  Good attention to detail and sound decision making ability during all types of situations, including ones involving high stress and emergencies.  Must be able to work independently and self-motivate. A passion for the arts is a plus.

Experience
• Customer service experience including working with diverse groups of people
• Previous ushering or customer service experience in a non-profit or arts organization is preferred
 
Skills & Ablilities
Computer Skills
• Ability to quickly learn institutional programs such as Square, When 2 Work and Paycom
 
Certificates & Licenses:
• The position is required to be certified in CPR/AED/First Aid.  Training is provided for candidates who do not already possess this certification. 
• The position is required to be certified to sell and handle alcohol.  Training is provided for candidates who do not already possess this certification.
 
Other Requirements:
MUST be available for at least two weeknight performances and one weekend day during the run of all productions.  Availability for weekday mornings are also a plus.
 
TO APPLY
Please send a cover letter and resume to Andrew Robertson at jobs@childrenstheatre.org.  Please include the title of the position to which you are applying in the subject line of the email.


Safety and Security Associate
 
Children’s Theatre Company is seeking a security professional with a strong customer service orientation for the position of Safety and Security Associate. This is a part-time position with a scheduled shift of 3 to 11pm for two to three nights a week.  The position will average 16 to 20 hours per week with the ability to pick up shifts.  This position is not benefit eligible.
   
POSITION SUMMARY
Safety and Security Associates are responsible for ensuring the safety and security of patrons, staff, and visitors to Children’s Theatre Company. 
 
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
• Monitor and review CTC buildings and grounds to ensure they are safe and secure
• Provide a welcoming atmosphere for all guests and staff
• Ensure only authorized staff, students, and visitors are permitted into the facility and all guests have signed in
• Resolve any security incidents, and in the events of an elevated security incident, notify the police department to ensure the safety of staff and patrons in CTC facilities.  Document all happenings in daily shift reports.
• Be aware of all fire, safety and access procedures and implement the appropriate responses related to those situations.
• Complete tasks at the Stage Door to ensure efficient and productive daily operations.
• Communicate with House Manager, Performance Supervisors, and Ticket Office Supervisor during performances
• Project the brand image of CTC through actions and behaviors at the Stage Door and Front Lobby
 
POSITION QUALIFICATIONS
Excellent communication skills.  Ability to work with diverse individuals and groups.  Availability to work nights and weekends.  Previous building security experience and experience working with the general public.  Previous experience with computer monitored security systems and facility monitoring. 
 
Competency Statement(s)
Positive, calm, professional attitude with pleasant disposition and a desire to be a team player.  Excellent customer service and management skills with the ability to communicate effectively with a diverse group of people.  Good attention to detail and sound decision making ability during all types of situations, including ones involving high stress and emergencies.  Must be able to work independently and self-motivate. A passion for the arts is a plus.
 
Experience
• Previous security and safety experience
• Customer service experience including working with diverse groups of people
 
Skills & Abilities
• Ability to quickly learn institutional programs such as Paycom and security cameras.
 
Certificates & Licenses
The position is required to be certified in CPR/AED/First Aid.  Training is provided for candidates who do not already possess this certification.  This position is also required to be certified in Active Shooter, Fire Evacuation, and Medical situation preparedness related to safety of guests and staff.  Training is provided.
 
WORK ENVIRONMENT
This position is located at the Stage Door.  This position can expect constant contact with the public and varying noise levels. 
 
TO APPLY
Please send a cover letter and resume to Andrew Robertson at jobs@childrenstheatre.org.  Please include the title of the position to which you are applying in the subject line of the email.


Draper Position - Overhire
 
Children’s Theatre Company is seeking qualified candidates for an Overhire Draper position.  Work as part of team for our upcoming productions of Snow White, Cinderella, Three Little Birds, Spamtown and Annie. The position would be for 20-25 weeks between mid-September to late April.  This role would qualify for part-time regular status which includes benefits (health insurance, sick & vacation accrual, 403B match). Part-time regular status requires 15 weeks of work to qualify.
 
POSITION SUMMARY
Requires expertise in advanced draping, cutting, tailoring, hand and machine stitching, yardage estimation and fitting skills. Strong knowledge of Costume/Fashion history, fabric and notions identification and theatrical terminology. Ability to supervise and instruct First Hand and Stitchers and collaborate with Costume Director, Designer and Crafts/Dyer.
 
POSITION QUALIFICATIONS
Ideal candidate demonstrates an ability to work collaboratively in a team environment. Prefer a candidate with 2-3 years minimum experience as a Cutter/Draper required. First hands ready to move into a Cutter/Draper position will also be considered.
 
TO APPLY
Send letter, resume, examples of work and list of references to:
Ellen Baker, Production Manager, Children’s Theatre Company
Email: productionjobs@childrenstheatre.org
 
CTC operates under a collective bargaining agreement with IATSE Local 13.


Overhire Carpenters
 
Children’s Theatre Company is looking for overhire staff for the upcoming season.  Overhire are employed on an as needed basis which varies throughout the year based on the needs of each production. All overhire positions may range in both required experiences and length of commitment. These positions are covered by a collective bargaining agreement with IATSE Local 13 and are paid on an hourly basis.
 
CTC is seeking qualified overhire scenic carpenters to work in the scene shop. Position duties can include but are not limited to carpentry, welding, rigging, load in and strike.
 
Requirements for carpenters:
 
Practical experience in a similar shop.  Experience that includes but is not limited to: all wood materials, steel products, foams, fiberglass, electricity, fabrics, paints and chemical solvents.
Working knowledge of the following tools and their accessories: radial arm saw, table saw, band saw, cold saw, planer, jointer, drill press, miter box, wood lathe, router, sanders, MIG welding equipment, sewing machine, electrical and pneumatic power hand tools. 
  
Please send application letter and resume to productionjobs@childrenstheatre.org