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ORGANIZATIONAL BACKGROUND: SteppingStone Theatre for Youth ignites belonging, generosity, mastery, self-advocacy, and inspiration by creating art with young people to share with the world. Park Square Theatre excites generations of artists and audiences through vibrant theatre that elevates our community’s multiplicity of voices, and is a premiere gathering place for culture, thought, and dialogue. 

In 2020 the two theatres entered into a Memorandum of Understanding which will lead to a new, merged organization serving an audience of 100,000 and engaging audiences and participants from across generations. 

Park Square Theatre and SteppingStone Theatre for Youth encourage applications from qualified candidates from visible and invisible minority groups, women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons across the spectrum of sexual orientation and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. We are committed to hiring on merit and to removing barriers in employment policies.

Current Openings


Development Manager

DESCRIPTION: This position supports the core development functions of both theatres by managing all activities related to annual giving, monthly giving, mid-level donor relations, charitable revenue documentation/gift acknowledgment, and grant administration (in partnership with a grant writer). This work includes collaborating with multiple departments and stakeholders to deeply understand and share the theatres’ goals and impact.

This is the ideal position for you if: you are a gifted storyteller and matchmaker with the ability to convey – verbally and in writing – how donor support creates meaningful impact on the programming and mission components that are most important to them. You also have strong attention to detail and timely, accurate documentation and acknowledgment of every donor gift. The most competitive candidates for the position are self-motivated, collaborative, strategic, and creative individuals who are passionate about our mission, driven by equity, and skilled in written and verbal communication.

Reports to and close associates: Reports to Development Director. Interacts regularly with all staff areas throughout the organization.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

· Plan and execute Annual Giving program

· Plan and execute Monthly Giving program

· Develop and maintain Mid-Level Donor Relations

· Manage Grant Administration and Reporting (in partnership with Grant Writer)

· Document, acknowledge and report on charitable gifts (with administrative support)

· Plan and manage Special Events (Annual Gala and Donor Relations Events (in partnership with Development Director and Resource Development Committee)

POSITION REQUIREMENTS, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

We know there are great candidates who may not fit into the criteria we’ve outlined below, or who have important skills we haven’t thought of. If that’s you, don’t hesitate to apply and tell us about yourself.

Supervisory Responsibility: No

Required:

● 2-5 years of fundraising experience and/or relevant training and experience

● Demonstrated skill in timely, accurate documentation and gift acknowledgment

● Highly developed communication and interpersonal skills

● Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, Google Suite

Preferred:

● Passion for arts and culture, theatre, youth development and other mission focus areas

● Personal or professional experience working with diverse communities

Status: Full Time. Requires occasional evening and weekend availability to attend programming and donor events. Eligible for remote work 2+ days per week, if desired.

Compensation: Salary range for the position is $45,000-$55,000, depending on qualifications. The organization offers competitive benefit packages and a flexible work environment.

How to apply: Submit cover letter and resumé to Amy Dauplaise at dauplaise@parksquaretheatre.org.

Deadline to apply: Open till Filled
Interviews: beginning mid-September 2021
Anticipated start: October, 2021

Digital Marketing Manager

DESCRIPTION: This position manages the digital marketing initiatives for both theatres by generating content for social media, email, blogs, and website landing pages, and by providing administrative support. This includes collaborating with multiple departments and stakeholders to deeply understand the mission and communicate the theatres’ goals and impact.

This position contributes to the new shared mission of SteppingStone Theatre and Park Square Theatre as a “Theatre for Life,” supporting excellent artistry, creative learning, and opportunities to develop as a human being and an artist, whether as a professional artist, learner, or audience member.

This is the ideal position for you if: you are a gifted digital storyteller with enthusiasm for content creation and campaign oversight. You have a strong attention to detail, are timely and do well in a fast-paced and social environment. The most competitive candidates for the position are self-motivated, collaborative, strategic, and creative individuals who are passionate about our mission, driven by equity, and skilled in digital communications.

Reports to and close associates: Reports to Marketing & Communications Director; Interacts regularly with all staff areas throughout the organization.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES & TASKS:

Content creation, distribution, and tracking (75%)

  • Create strategy and generate content for multi-channel digital campaigns including social media, email, and web as well as limited print material
  • Attend performances, rehearsals, and events to capture photos and  collect content needed for communications strategies
  • Design graphics for digital campaigns
  • Set benchmarks and goals to track campaign performance
  • Create list segmentation and target audiences for email campaigns and digital advertising

Administration, marketing department support (25%)

  • Administer promotions, giveaways, 3rd party ticket distribution
  • Generate sales reports, process invoices, complete CRM data entries and other duties as assigned
  • Collect artist information and other content as needed for marketing assets
  • Attend departmental, organizational, and external meetings, trainings, committees and events 

POSITION REQUIREMENTS, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

We know there are great candidates who may not fit into the criteria we’ve outlined below, or who have important skills we haven’t thought of. If that’s you, don’t hesitate to apply and tell us about yourself.

Supervisory Responsibility: No

Required:

  • 2-3 years experience in marketing, communications, sales or audience development
  • Experience and enthusiasm in social media, digital marketing, and organizational storytelling
  • Previous experience with email marketing software (Constant Contact/Mailchimp)
  • Experience with website management (WordPress), standard digital tools, SEO, Google Ads and Analytics
  • Proficiency in graphic design (Adobe, Canva), and photography
  • Highly developed communication and interpersonal skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, Google Suite
  • Ability to manage a fluctuating schedule with availability for evening and weekend responsibilities 

Preferred:

  • Passion for arts and culture, theatre, youth development and other mission focus areas
  • Personal or professional experience working with diverse communities
  • The ability to lift (with assistance) 25-50 lbs.
  • Valid driver’s license and vehicle availability

Status: Full Time. Requires evening and weekend availability 1-2 times/week as determined by the theatres’ rehearsal and performance calendar. 

Compensation: Consistent with our current salary scale, the salary range for the position is $40,000-45,000 depending on qualifications. The organization offers competitive benefit packages and a flexible work environment.

How to apply:  Submit resumé, cover letter, and an example of a social media campaign (minimum 3 posts with notes on strategic approach) to Rachel Wandrei at wandrei@parksquaretheatre.org

Deadline to apply: Open till Filled
Interviews: beginning mid-September 2021
Anticipated start: October, 2021

Ticketing and Registration Manager

DESCRIPTION: The Ticketing and Registration Manager oversees the daily operations of the Park Square and SteppingStone Theatre ticketing and registration activities with a focus on a welcoming and hospitable experience for our guests. The Manager oversees all day-time office operations, as well as providing team-oriented leadership to night-time ticketing operations in conjunction with the Performance Manager. This position plays a key role in overall data management for the theatre. The Manager resolves all patron, staff and technical challenges as part of a team. 

Reports to and close associates: Reports to the Operations and Finance Director, and also works closely with the Development Director and the Marketing Director.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES & TASKS:

  • Oversees all daily ticketing and registration  operations, including ticket sales, group sales, subscriptions, ticket exchanges, class and camp registrations and donations
  • Supervises daytime Associates during box office hours, ensuring all transactions and concerns are handled and resolved in a positive, timely fashion
  • Resolves all higher-level patron concerns in a timely and considerate manner, with a focus on strong, positive customer service
  • Maintains the creation of all events, discount codes, subscription packages and seating charts
  • In conjunction with the Development Director, ensures all donations, grants, corporate gifts and donor records are processed and updated accurately in the database and leads good data management practices and procedures
  • In conjunction with the Education Director, maintains and oversees the creation and implementation of all school performances, school group sales and class registrations, through utilization of the Ticketing Associates
  • In conjunction with the Operations and Finance Director, ensures accurate sales and royalty reporting
  • Hires, supervises and trains all daytime Associates. Provides training and mentorship to all evening Associates, in conjunction with the Performance Manager
  • Creates and maintains monthly daytime schedules, ensuring coverage for all daytime shifts
  • Maintains and updates written procedures and training materials, keeping comprehensive updates of all procedural revisions
  • Oversees the daily upkeep of the Ticket Office, including cleaning, repairs and technical maintenance, and ensures all office supplies and needs are kept up to date

POSITION REQUIREMENTS, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

We know there are great candidates who may not fit into the criteria we’ve outlined below, or who have important skills we haven’t thought of. If that’s you, don’t hesitate to apply and tell us about yourself.

  • 2-3 years experience working with ticketing/CRM software (experience with Total Info preferred)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Exceptional personal organizational and managerial skills
  • Ability to appropriately and efficiently delegate responsibilities to Ticketing Associates
  • Works well both as an individual and as part a team
  • Experience processing group ticket sales
  • Familiarity and experience with Microsoft Office suite, Microsoft Outlook and Google Suite
  • Can lift up to 50 lbs 
  • Willingness to be flexible and adapt to requirements of the role

Status: Full Time

Compensation: Consistent with our current salary scale, the salary range for the position is $37,500-42,000 depending on qualifications. The organization offers competitive benefit packages and a flexible work environment.

How to apply:  Submit resumé, cover letter, and etc. to Christopher Taykalo: taykalo@parksquaretheatre.org

Deadline to apply: Friday, October 1
Interviews: October 7-8
Anticipated start: November 1

School and Community Partnerships Manager

DESCRIPTION: The Schools & Community Program Manager will be responsible for creating, maintaining, and implementing successful educational programs with schools and other youth development organizations, and community partners through a proactive, relationship-based model. This position is responsible for the school & community relationships for both Park Square & SteppingStone Theatres, working with the Marketing and Education Directors to set goals for group sales and community programs each season.

This is the ideal position if: You love educational theatre and understand the needs of schools and learning organizations so they get what they need to feel welcome and prepared to participate in the artistic and educational community of PST/SST. You are committed to superior customer service at all times and focus on getting the details right. You love developing sustainable partnerships with the community and ensuring mutually beneficial outcomes to grow and thrive together.

Reports to and close associates: Position will report to the Interim Director of Education and is part of a small team of staff and teaching artists who value collaboration.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES & TASKS:

Drive Sales for PST/SST Matinee and Educational Performances

  • Be the primary point of contact for schools and orgs looking to book tickets for PST/SST Education shows by making reservations, fielding questions and greeting groups on the day of performances.
  • Cultivate new sales leads for school year performances.
  • Maintain relationships with school contacts and community partners.
  • Create and implement evaluation tools to measure partner satisfaction and capture feedback.
  • Lead development of PST/SST study guides and information packets in collaboration with the Teacher Advisory Board and Education team, and share them with educators.
  • Work with groups to collect payment, follow up with invoices, provide information and access services needs.

Manage Community Programs

  • Contribute to PST’s Teacher Advisory Board and actively recruit and answer questions from prospective teacher advisors.
  • Manage PST’s Immersion Days and post-show workshops.
  • Manage SST community programs including after school enrichment programs, residencies, summer programs, library workshops, etc.
  • Co-create community program guides and disseminate information to new prospective partners.
  • Create and implement evaluation tools to measure partner satisfaction and capture feedback.
  • Maintain internal schedules and coordinate with the Production Manager and Front of House staff.
  • Connect and support the networks around the PST Youth Ambassador program to deliver programming at or bring groups to cohort high schools across the state.
  • Other duties as assigned.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

We know there are great candidates who may not fit into the criteria we’ve outlined below, or who have important skills we haven’t thought of. If that’s you, don’t hesitate to apply and tell us about yourself.

Supervisory Responsibility: Supervise and train possible Interns. Delegate and manage workflow for the Education Program Assistant who supports all education programming.

Required:

  • A knowledge of community-based arts and the ability to establish strong and mutually beneficial partnerships.
  • A track record of working with diverse communities and commitment to ongoing growth around building more equitable educational opportunities and systems.
  • Strong writing skills and a keen eye for proofreading (spelling, grammar, word choice) and proficiency in Google and Microsoft suite.
  • At least 2 years working with or in schools, or a deep understanding of educational systems and practice for elementary, middle or high school.
  • Exceptional customer service to teachers and partner orgs including via email or phone communication and the ability to stay friendly and professional no matter the circumstances.
  • Excellent data organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Respect and admiration for young people and their capacity as artists and makers.
  • Experience and passion for the arts, youth development and/or experiential education.

Status: Full Time. Possibility for remote work 3-4 days per week in the fall & winter. May need to support occasional evening or weekend events.

Compensation: Consistent with our current salary scale, the salary range for the position is $37,500-42,000 depending on qualifications. The organization offers competitive benefit packages and a flexible work environment.

How to apply: Submit resumé & cover letter to Megan Flød Johnson, Interim Director of Education at education@steppingstonetheatre.org.

Deadline to apply: open until filled
Interviews: Sept. 30-Oct. 1 & Oct. 4-5, 2021
Anticipated start: Oct. 18-25, 2021

Volunteer Opportunities

SteppingStone Theatre loves volunteers and has many ongoing opportunities available:

Volunteering:

  • Ushering
  • Will call
  • Classroom assistant
  • Office & clerical assistance
  • Special events planning & execution
  • Marketing & promotions assistance
  • Gardening

Mainstage Internships:

  • Production internships
  • Technical internships

If you are interested in any of these opportunities, please contact

Rachel Ostroot, Production, Company and Volunteer Manager
rachel@steppingstonetheatre.org

Contact

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are available via email M-F, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the following:

CREATIVE LEARNING
education@steppingstonetheatre.org

TICKETS & REGISTRATION
boxoffice@steppingstonetheatre.org

DEVELOPMENT
development@steppingstonetheatre.org

MARKETING
marketing@steppingstonetheatre.org

GENERAL INQUIRIES
info@steppingstonetheatre.org

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement

At SteppingStone, we are committed to access and inclusion for all people. Our programs stand firmly in opposition to racism and we challenge our young artists, staff, and Board of Directors to foster inclusion and to seek equity for all, including Black, Indigenous, people of color, LGBTQAI+, economically disadvantaged, all religions, veterans, active military, and those with accessibility needs. We work with families to meet students’ needs be it social, academic, developmental, or physical. SteppingStone respects students’ gender expression and provides access to gender-neutral facilities.

We Believe

Young people are artists, makers, and doers. They need to belong and to contribute to their world. When young people make art together, they change themselves and the world around them for the better.

We Do

SteppingStone ignites belonging, generosity, mastery, self-advocacy, and inspiration by creating art with young people to share with the world.