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 
Corporate Engagement Manager
Safety and Security Associate
Overhire Draper
Development Data Assistant
Director of Marketing and Communications
Overhire Carpenters

Corporate Engagement Manager
Children’s Theatre Company is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Corporate Engagement Manager.  This is a full-time position with Monday through Friday office hours.  Benefits include medical and dental insurance, vacation and sick leave, eight paid holidays and a 403(b) retirement savings plan.

This position is responsible for implementing an effective, comprehensive and ongoing corporate sponsorship program on behalf of Children's Theatre Company. In addition to reaching a corporate sponsorships goal of $552,000, this position is also responsible for maintaining and growing a portfolio of small and mid-sized companies contributing to CTC’s overall corporate fundraising goal of $1.5M. Responsibilities include identification and research of prospects, relationship building, solicitation, and stewardship of corporate gifts and sponsorships. The Corporate Engagement Manager also collaborates with Marketing and Audiences Services staff to coordinate events designed to cultivate and steward corporations.
Working under the supervision of the Associate Director of Development, Institutional Giving, the Corporate Engagement Manager assists in the development of annual and long range plans for securing corporate gifts (specifically focusing on growing our base of support from smaller companies) and all sponsorships (program, show, and event). This position also cultivates prospects and maintains positive partner relationships with corporate contacts.
• With Associate Director of Development, Institutional Giving, identify opportunities and secure sponsorships for productions, programs, and events, including the annual Curtain Call Ball fundraising gala and Business and Arts luncheon
• Prepare sponsorship packets and other materials to support leadership and other CTC staff in soliciting high-level sponsorships
• Implement and improve systems to identify, solicit (often through in-person asks), steward, and recognize corporate sponsors/donors at all levels, with a focus on new donor acquisition
• Develop and implement creative methods of acquiring new corporate donors including personal outreach, direct mail, special events, and unique benefits packages
• Oversee event management services, when applicable, for corporate buyouts and large group clients
• Work closely with marketing department to establish creative benefit packages for corporate donors
• Coordinate benefit fulfillment for sponsors, including recognition, hospitality, and other benefits as appropriate
• Serve on the Curtain Call Ball committee
• Monitor industry trends and organizational progress, assess new business opportunities, and assist in developing strategic recommendations
• File timely contact reports, maintain accurate records, and provide updated information for database reporting as appropriate
• Serve as a member of the overall development team by collaborating with colleagues across disciplines on donor strategies
• Serve on committees and attend staff meetings as directed
• Accept and implement other specific assignments that advance the mission of the theater as required, such as building relationships with corporate employee resource or affinity groups

• Professional experience in a related field, preferably implementing customer service, sales, or fundraising plans
• Demonstrated experience in securing sales or financial contributions from corporations and small businesses including identification, cultivation, and solicitation
• Demonstrated experience in relationship management and stewardship
• Demonstrated experience in planning and implementing events
• Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects, meeting deadlines and goals
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications
• Understanding of fundraising software; experience with Tessitura a plus
• Understanding of basic marketing and communications strategies and tactics
• Commitment to and enthusiasm for fundraising for theatre, youth services, and the arts
Skills & Abilities
• Energetic, highly-motivated worker with great people skills
• Strong ability to build and maintain relationships, including an aptitude for engaging and motivating others
• Entrepreneurial thinker with ability to make connections and maximize opportunities
• Ability to balance frequent meetings and events outside the office with day-to-day work demands
• Ability to work independently and as a productive member of the development team
• Excellent communication, presentation, and analytical skills
• Highly organized, with a strong attention to detail
• Ability to coordinate and prioritize multiple projects to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
• Mature judgment and ability to maintain confidential information
Please send a cover letter and resume to Andrew Robertson, Director of Human Resources at  Please include the name of the position(s) 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.
Safety and Security Associates are responsible for ensuring the safety and security of patrons, staff, and visitors to Children’s Theatre Company. 
• 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
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.
• 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.
This position is located at the Stage Door.  This position can expect constant contact with the public and varying noise levels. 
Please send a cover letter and resume to Andrew Robertson at  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.
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.
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.
Send letter, resume, examples of work and list of references to:
Ellen Baker, Production Manager, Children’s Theatre Company
CTC operates under a collective bargaining agreement with IATSE Local 13.

Development Data Assistant
Children’s Theatre Company (CTC) is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Development Data Assistant.  This is a regular full-time position with occasional evening and weekend hours required.  Benefits include medical and dental insurance, vacation and sick leave, 8 paid holidays and a 403(b) retirement savings plan.

The Development Data Assistant supports the fundraising efforts of Children’s Theatre Company through management of the donor database and general stewardship and administrative support for the development team. This position is expected to ensure that all donor information and fundraising related activities are accurately recorded in Tessitura. This includes timely and efficient data entry, verification, and reporting on the database. The Development Data Assistant is one of the development department’s key users for Tessitura and serves as a source of knowledge and expertise about the database. The position is responsible for training other development staff on Tessitura. A core responsibility of the position includes continually evaluating and improving data related processes.

Data Management
• Ensure integrity/accuracy of database records and system functionality by serving as department data leader:
o Set guidelines and systems for department regarding data entry and data standards.
o Evaluate, develop and maintain centralized procedures for data management and reporting.
o Determine business rules for Tessitura. Communicate business rules to team and enforce use of them.
o Verify accuracy of donor data in database: address changes, contact updates, coding changes and other data entry.
o Serve as key Tessitura expert for development department.
o Ensure confidentiality and reliability of data and proprietary information.
o Coordinate and plan for future data conversions/upgrades as needed.
Gift Entry & Acknowledgment Fulfillment
• Develop, execute and refine process to ensure successful gift entry:
o Complete daily gift entry through batch process.
o Generate acknowledgement letters in a timely manner.
o Prepare biweekly deposits and reconcile results with accounting department.
o Track pledges and generate regular pledge reminders.
o Create campaign and appeal structures in Tessitura.
o Communicate with donors when there are questions about gifts or pledges.
Budget Coordination
• Facilitate the development department’s expense budget tracking:
o Initiate and track purchase orders, credit card purchases, and office expenses.
o Update budget tracking document, in a timely manner.
o Ensure the department’s expense budget reconciles with accounting’s on a monthly basis.
Team Support
• Provide general Tessitura support:
o Pull reports and lists as necessary for review, solicitations, benefit fulfillment, etc.
o Maintain accurate donor records and provide updated information for database reporting.
o Track donor moves and touches in Tessitura.
• Provide general office support for the development team:
o Perform routine clerical tasks; copying, faxing, filing, ordering office supplies.
o File donor correspondence and documentation in a timely manner.
o Other miscellaneous tasks.
• Assist with the implementation of fundraising events such as Curtain Call Ball, Business and Arts Series and other stewardship and cultivation events as needed.
• Serve as a member of the overall development team by collaborating with colleagues on donor strategies.
• Attend staff meetings as directed.
• Special projects or other duties as assigned.
• Demonstrated ability in database entry, Tessitura experience preferred.
• Accurate data entry skills and ability to manage multiple tasks and deadlines.
Computer Skills:
• Ability to enter data and create queries and reports in databases.
• Proficiency at Microsoft Office applications.
• Knowledge of computer database administration.
• Knowledge of effective research techniques using the internet and other databases.
• Skills in managing multiple sources of information concurrently.
Other Requirements:
• Ability to work independently, set priorities and complete work on time and with accuracy
• Mature judgment and the ability to maintain confidential information and a high degree of accuracy in donor records
• Excellent customer service skills
• Knowledge of fundraising principles and practices
• Detailed-oriented, with strong organizational, analytical, and planning skills
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Resourceful, critical thinker with the ability to problem-solve
• Abides by AFP Code of Ethics, Charities Review Council Standards and related standards
• Proficiency and experience with information technology and basic accounting principles

Please send a cover letter and resume to Andrew Robertson, Director of Human Resources at  Please include the name of the position(s) to which you are applying in the subject line of the email.

Director of Marketing and Communications
The Director of Marketing and Communications supports the highest strategic priorities of the theatre and serves as a member of CTC’s senior staff team. This person will lead the organization’s strategic marketing, communications, public relations, institutional branding and customer service programs, and shape CTC’s institutional profile on a national level. They will focus on growing new audiences while retaining and deepening relationships with current audiences. Through effective communication of the mission, vision and programming activities, the Director of Marketing and Communications develops and executes strategies to generate all earned ticket revenues for the theatre, partnering with development and education to realize their goals, and leading a staff in marketing, communications public relations, audience services, ticketing and graphic design.

This position reports to the Managing Director, but as in all producing companies, an effective working relationship must be forged with the Artistic Director as well. The successful candidate for this position will have a strong, proven track-record in marketing, brand management, audience development, customer service and will be a keen strategist. An understanding of transactional data management, evaluation, and analysis is essential. Serious candidates will also have the skills to effectively manage and inspire a staff team as well as partner with other departments. Finally, candidates will have an understanding of and strong experience in budget planning and fiscal management.

Core Responsibilities
Leadership Environment
* Collaborate regularly and forge effective working relationships with the Managing, Director, Artistic Director, and senior staff team.
Strategic Planning, Analysis and Audience Development
* Develop strategic and tactical marketing and communication plans that support CTC’s overall patron development, including revenue and attendance goals.
* Develop annual and long range institutional, programmatic and show specific marketing and communication plans that align with the strategic plan.
* Lead and supervise the implementation of all marketing, communications, public relations, web and social media, publications, promotions and sales plans to position the organization overall and achieve earned revenue goals through single ticket and season subscription sales annually.
* Devise and supervise database and market research projects including analysis and interpretation of data for ongoing improvement of marketing plans.
* Plan, manage and execute branding, positioning, messaging, market research, media planning, market segmentation, targeting and pricing strategies.
* Oversee audience services which includes front-of-house, concessions, gift shop and box office operations to ensure excellent customer service.
* Define and assess opportunities for development of new and existing audiences.
* Monitor cultural trends and peer organizations to identify new opportunities.
* Collaborate with the Director of Development to deploy strategies in support of institutional patron development goals.
Personnel Management
* Hire, supervise, motivate, and support a strong and strategically-focused marketing team including ticketing/customer service, marketing, communications, graphic design, and group sales.
* Continually assess departmental capabilities and identify resources for staff development.
* Cultivate an innovative and positive working environment that enables growth in new technology and marketing practices.
Revenue Generation and Expense Management
* Develop and monitor earned revenue projections; provide data analysis, modeling and dynamic pricing procedures.
* Plan and execute all subscription renewal / acquisition campaigns and single ticket initiatives, currently generating up to $5.8million in revenue annually.
* Develop and oversee income and expense budgets for marketing and communications as well as front of house and box office.
Communications, Media / Public Relations, and Branding
* Focus on branding CTC in the marketplace and create new opportunities for visibility.
* Direct the development of all visual and print materials and images for the entire organization, maintaining the strength, integrity and consistency of the CTC visual identity and image.
* Establish and implement web development strategies as well as oversee the CTC website content and design
* Develop effective social media programs for the company.
* Strong strategic planning skills with a proven record of developing and implementing effective marketing plan and strategies.
* Deep knowledge and implementation of customer service best practices.
* Significant experience with subscription and single ticket campaigns in a large performing arts environment or relevant industry. Although theater experience is preferred, this is not a prerequisite.
* Track-record of successful team leadership, creating a positive, collaborative and productive culture.
* Deep knowledge of pricing, statistics, market segmentation strategies, and tactical execution.
* Experience in brand strategy and management.
* Experience with quantitative research, ROI, and patron behavior analysis.
* Knowledge of social media and web platforms and strategies
* Exceptional writing, communication, editing and graphic design evaluation skills.
* Knowledge of /experience with Tessitura a plus, although not a requirement.
* Experience working with Development and other revenue generating departments.
The following personal attributes will also be considered important:
* Commitment to positively impacting a multigenerational set of patrons through live performance.
* A collaborative and team-oriented approach.
* Professionalism and solid judgement.
* An active, energetic, and curious mind.
* High emotional intelligence and interpersonal skills.
* Ability to think conceptually and specifically.
* Ability to derive deep satisfaction from facilitating the best work of others.
All applications are being handled by Managagment Consultants for the Arts.  Please view the full posting on their website:  

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