Employment and Auditions

Employment Opportunities

Park Square Theatre’s programming is intentionally diverse and we are committed to radical inclusivity from the Board of Directors to the Box Office. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to affirmative action and a welcoming work environment for people of diverse communities and needs. Your demonstrated ability to work and communicate effectively with people of diverse ethnic, economic, racial and cultural backgrounds, together with competency in another language in addition to English is always a plus.

Position Title:  Payroll/Accounting Associate

Reports to:  Managing Director

Status:  Full-Time Non-Exempt

Position Summary:  Verify and process payroll, payables, and receipts. Maintain accounting records and HR files and support finance department.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Provide weekly and biweekly input to the payroll system and distribution.
  • Oversee and assist with the agency’s payables process & records, ensuring the proper coding and payment.
  • Assist in maintaining all accounts in general ledger
  • Maintain payroll records, personnel files, vendor W-9 forms and other financial data
  • Process cash deposits and enter weekly credit card payments
  • Compile, analyze and track agency financial data utilizing accounting and spreadsheet software
  • Perform quarterly reconciliations of all contribution accounts and year end ticket sales
  • Oversee the cash and check handling procedures for the company
  • Assist in grant budgeting and reporting as needed
  • Assist in royalty reporting by pulling data from our ticketing/donor software
  • Contract providers for accessible services (e.g. ASL interpreters)
  • Assist in maintaining cash flow document
  • Assist in financial statement preparation for Board of Directors meetings
  • Manage monthly sales tax reporting
  • Assist in preparation and completion of annual audits
  • Ensure accuracy and timeliness of all work, researching/reconciling all discrepancies and performing internal audits as needed
  • Troubleshoot various office equipment and technology
  • Perform all work in accordance with Park Square policies and procedures
  • Attend and participate in departmental, agency and external meetings, trainings, committees and events as required
  • Other duties as assigned

 

The Ideal Candidate will have the following:

  • Associate’s degree in accounting or 1-5 years nonprofit accounting experience
  • Demonstrated accounting and organizational skills
  • Excellent computer skills (including Microsoft Office, Internet and e-mail), plus experience with ADP, Peachtree Accounting or similar accounting software
  • Experience with Total Info ticketing software a plus
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills in English
  • Must be able to balance multiple projects, deadlines, problem solving, and adapt to a rapidly changing environment
  • Strong attention to detail and precise data entry skills
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team in a fast-paced, high-energy environment
  • Must be able to maintain confidentiality and exercise judgment over the treatment of sensitive issues and interdepartmental needs
  • Demonstrated ability to work and communicate effectively with people of diverse ethnic, economic, racial and cultural backgrounds
  • Must be able to safely lift 25 pounds

Hours: Daytime hours -Schedule negotiable

Compensation: $12-$15.00 per hour DOQ  Parking and Paid Time Off benefits offered

For consideration please submit your resume with letter of interest to: Park Square Theatre, Attn: Sheri Zigan, 408 St Peter Street, Suite 110 St. Paul, MN 55102; Fax 651-291-7005; Email: zigan@parksquaretheatre.org. Position Posted May 20th.  Closing date:  May 31, 2019

Park Square Theatre is an equal opportunity employer committed to affirmative action and a welcoming work environment for people of diverse communities.
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Deadline to apply:  May 31, 2019
Interviews:  June 2019
Anticipated start date:  Late June, Early July

Process:  Submit resumé, and cover letter in PDF format to zigan@parksquaretheatre.org. Questions may also be directed there.

 

About Park Square Theatre

Powered by new Artistic Director, Flordelino Lagundino, Park Square Theatre is a dynamic cultural hub for innovative and civically engaged artists and audiences – a vital intersection for culture, thought and conversation. The heart of our vision is a wide range of culturally relevant work that lifts up a multiplicity of voices and builds authentic relationships across diverse audiences.

Our audience is 80,000 strong, including more than 30,000 7th-12th grade students from across Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Iowa who enjoy direct access to exceptional artists through workshops, discussions and custom residencies.

Our core values in the working environment are: Integrity, Innovation, Collaboration, Well-being, Empathy, and High spirits.

Position Title:  Development Associate

Reports To:  Development Manager

Status: Full Time, Hourly

Coordinates with: Marketing Department, Finance Department, Executive Director

Position Summary
Park Square Theatre seeks an entrepreneurial and imaginative go getter to build relationships, enhance reputations, and increase revenues. The theatre is seeking a development professional looking to grow their base of knowledge in event planning, donor relations, and data management. This person will work independently on several key aspects of the development department including: direct mail; special events; donor recognition and stewardship; volunteers management and more. This person will highly value the importance of art in human development and education and be able to articulate clear and compelling cases for supporting the mission of Park Square Theatre.

Responsibilities:

30% Donor Relations

●  Manages corporate, foundation, and individual gift processing and acknowledgements (database management)
●  Identifies donors and other key stakeholders through attention to detail of Park Square’s patrons
●  Proactive communications with current and prospective donors

30% Event Coordination & Hospitality

●  Works closely with Development Manager and volunteer committee on all special events
●  Coordinates logistics for special events
●  Assists in creation of and attends special cultivation events, donor lounges, etc.
20% Donor Solicitation Support
●  Leader in database analysis and seeing trends in donor profiles
●  Serve as the primary interface with the Friday Club Volunteer Coordinator to schedule and organize volunteers for mailings and other projects

15% Marketing & Communications

●  Lead creator of Constant Contacts (online marketing tool), and social media posts for Development Department

5% Other Duties as Assigned

Qualifications:

Park Square Theatre is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate in its hiring practices and, in order to build the strongest possible workforce, actively seeks a diverse applicant pool. 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.

The ideal candidate will have the following:
●  Previous experience in data entry
●  Highly developed communication and interpersonal skills
●  Strong drive, and ability to meet deadlines while completing work in an accurate manner
●  Outstanding time management and organizational skills in a fast paced environment
●  Comfortable with computers, proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
●  The ability to manage a fulltime schedule that incorporates flexibility for evening and weekend responsibilities
●  Demonstrated ability to work and communicate effectively with people of diverse ethnic, economic, racial and cultural backgrounds
●  Must be a team player

Qualities preferred but not mandatory:
●  Some experience in a development department is a plus
●  Ability to lift, move, and pull 25-50 lbs. consistently
●  Valid driver’s license, reliable transportation, and ability to run errands

Compensation: $30,000-$36,000 per year DOQ, including parking contract and PTO

Deadline to apply:  June 17, 2019
Interviews:  June/July 2019
Anticipated start date:  July 2019

Process:  Submit resumé, and cover letter in PDF format to romenesko@parksquaretheatre.org. Questions may also be directed there.

Position Title:  Technical Director

Reports to:  Artistic Director

Coordinates with:  Current Technical Director, Associate Producer, Production Manager, Facilities & Events Manager, Managing Director, other department heads as needed

Collaborates with:  Guest Designers, Directors, and Stage Managers

Direct Reports:  Master Carpenters and Electricians, Performance and Production Labor; Change-over Crews

Union Relationships:  Actors Equity (SPT-6-10 and TYA); Musicians’ Union for traditional musicals

Status:  Full Time, Salaried exempt

Hours:  Full-time position, requiring evening and weekend work in addition to weekdays

Salary:  Range $42,000 to $45,000 DOQ

Compensation:  Health insurance (employee contributes $100/month); Dental insurance (100% of employee premium); parking; 22 PTO days and paid holidays. 403b/Roth IRA available (no employer match).

Deadline to apply:  July 8, 2019

Interviews:  July 2019

Anticipated start date:  August 2019

OVERALL RESPONSIBILITY

Park Square Theatre is hiring a second Technical Director to support our Main Stage productions and Education matinees on our 350-seat proscenium and 200-seat Andy Boss thrust stage, and to coordinate with our Facilities and Events Manager on events that take place at our performance center. Working in tandem, the two Technical Directors share responsibility in the planning and management of the production of all scenery (including drafting) and provide technical coordination of costuming, lights and sound, as well as support the Artistic Director in producing exceptional work in a highly competitive market.

You will be joining a diverse production team (which includes the Artistic Director, current Technical Director, Production Manager, and Associate Producer), and will be a co-leader helping create and support a working environment that seeks to be artistically rewarding, safe and welcoming to artists, employees, audiences and communities of diverse backgrounds.

The ideal candidate is a highly motivated self-starter, used to team-based creative problem solving, and an “on the shop floor” manager who knows how to support high theatricality and “big theatre” aesthetics with mid-sized theatre budgets.

Park Square is actively working to support local talent so that incoming hires end each season with more skills than they started with. Your skills as a trainer/coach for welding, rigging, drafting (Vectorworks) will help build this theatre and the next generation of theatrical professionals.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • With the current Technical Director, plan and manage scenery production; coordinate and support production designs and technical needs
  • With the current Technical Director, work with the Artistic and Production teams and Park Square’s leadership to plan and budget each season’s work
  • In conversation with the current Technical Director, Production Manager and Production Team, assign technical direction duties for season shows and events
  • Coordinate with the Production Manager, Associate Producer and between technical departments to produce detailed production/performance schedules
  • Collaborate with Artistic Team and each production’s creative team to develop/engineer designs and solutions that are creative, feasible, and safe
  • Prep for builds: draft and engineer as needed; order materials and supplies as needed in collaboration with the Production Manager
  • Hire, schedule and supervise shop labor (including construction and finishing); assist or build as appropriate
  • Coordinate builds and load-ins so that rehearsals can safely move on stage as scheduled, technical rehearsals can be fully productive, and scenic and technical elements are completed for first public performance
  • Assure the highest safety standards for all direct reports, other staff and visitors in accordance with OSHA, fire inspection and worker’s compensation standards (e.g. air quality/dust collection; auditory safety; fire safety; equipment handling, etc.)
  • Maintain production equipment and stock
  • With other members of the production team, hire, supervise and train: Construction Crews, Change-over and Strike Crews, Run Crews, Finish and Scenic Artists; Electricians, Programmers and Operators
  • With the current Technical Director and Production Manager, approve and assure accurate and timely processing of weekly and bi-weekly payroll
  • With current Technical Director and Production Manager, assure timely submission and monitoring of all purchase orders/receipts, reports of all expenditures, and contracting to the appropriate staff members
  • Coordinate with the Production Manager, current Technical Director and Artistic lead producer to cover appropriate staff and production meetings; technical and dress rehearsals; previews or initial performances


SECONDARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Coordinate with the Facility and Events Director and Production Manger to plan and undertake facility or equipment upgrades, safety/health issue repairs and upgrades, and repairs in the on-stage and back stage areas and equipment
  • Coordinate with the Facility and Events Director, Production Manager, and other appropriate staff to schedule and staff production facility rentals
  • Ability to plan and operate within a budget
  • Attend and participate in departmental, organization and external meetings, trainings, committees and events as required
  • Represent the Theatre and build positive relationships on its behalf within the field and with others as appropriate
  • Other duties as assigned

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Park Square Theatre is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate in its hiring practices and, in order to build the strongest possible workforce, actively seeks a diverse applicant pool.

The ideal candidate will have the following:

  • Excellent collaborator
  • Five years professional experience in technical theatre, including experience in a repertory environment and experience with musicals
  • Appropriate training and management experience. BA, BFA, or MFA in Technical Production is a plus, but not a requirement.
  • A thorough knowledge of carpentry, welding and theatrical rigging as well as a demonstrated knowledge and experience of theatrical construction
  • The ability to generate working drawings in Vectorworks, AutoCad, or SketchUp
  • Experience with theatrical sound, lighting and video production
  • Experience in scheduling, hiring and managing others
  • Personnel, planning and communications skills that can support both complex processes and diverse fellow staff and artists
  • The ability to manage a full-time schedule that incorporates flexibility for evening and weekend responsibilities
  • Attention to detail and action oriented.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and able to adapt communication style to different situations and communities
  • The ability to lift (with assistance) 50-100 lbs
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Experience supporting new play development is a plus

 

Park Square Theatre is an equal opportunity employer committed to affirmative action and a welcoming work environment for people of diverse communities.  

Process: Submit resume, including history as a working artist, and cover letter in PDF format to lagundino@parksquaretheatre.org. Questions may also be directed there.

 

Theatre Mission, Overview and Programming

Park Square opened in 1975 and has grown to become the largest mid-sized theatre in Minnesota. The work on our two stages (350-seat proscenium; 200-seat thrust) attracts this market’s third largest subscriber base as well as a school audience of 30,000 teens (representing 1 in every 15 Minnesota 7th-12th grade students).

Powered by new Artistic Director Flordelino Lagundino, Park Square is an important regional hub for artistically innovative and civically engaged artists and audiences. The heart of our vision is a wide range of innovative, audacious, transformative theatre to represent and cross-pollinate a multiplicity of voices.

Park Square plays a leading role as a local producer of new work by living writers including world premiere commissions and important second productions of work in development. We have grown into one of Minnesota’s top employers of local stage talent. We have a strong commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion. We work with AEA (SPT6-10 and TYA), Stage Directors & Choreographers Society (SDC) and the Twin Cities Musicians Union for traditional musicals.

Park Square Theatre is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate in its hiring practices and, in order to build the strongest possible workforce, actively seeks a diverse applicant pool. People under-represented in the Technical Theater field are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

Park Square Theatre: Statement of Justice and Equity

Park Square Theatre acknowledges that systems are at work that create inequities. We are committed to undoing these systems with urgency and accountability. We believe sustained impact requires authentic relationships and transformative work, and to this end we are deeply invested in inviting the diversity of our communities to influence and lead us. We recognize that this goal is difficult and requires ongoing action, education, and shifting of organizational culture, practices and policies. We are responsible for this work as community members with a public platform and are working to promote a sense of belonging in the art we present. We strive to include all and to discriminate against none. We invite you to dialogue with us in upholding this statement.

2019-2020 Season

  • The upcoming season includes 11 full productions on two stages.
  • 8 subscription season offerings (including three musicals and one world premiere)
  • 3 production remounts from our student repertory

Full season available here

Additional programming includes:

  • 1 (one-week) tour of a 1-person hip hop show
  • Face to Face: Our Hmong Community; a collaboration with Ping Chong + Co to deeply engage the local Hmong community, create an original performance experience with citizen performers for 11 performances
  • A possible weekend festival of new play readings
  • A possible production of Shakespeare performed in front of the theater

CALL FOR DESIGNERS

Park Square Theatre announces a call for designers for the 2019-2020 season (and beyond).

Annually Park Square produces between 12-16 shows in its two theatre spaces. These range from small intimate casts to full production musicals. We are committed to a production season that has a broad range of culturally diverse and entertaining production opportunities. To that end we regularly hire set/scenic, properties, video, sound, and costume designers. (As we have an in-house lighting designer, we do not typically hire this position.) These positions are on a per production basis, and, as such, Park Square keeps a diverse pool of up-and-coming as well as experienced designers.

Please send a resume and links to portfolio/photos of your work to Laura Leffler, Associate Artistic Director, at leffler@parksquaretheatre.org. We will gladly add your resume to our files and will conduct interviews as needed.

PRODUCTION OVERHIRE

Park Square Theatre employs overhire staff 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.

Scenic Carpenters:*

Scenic Carpentry applicants fabricate, install, and strike scenery. Must be experienced with the following: safe operation of power tools; ability to read draftings; fabrication of wood and metal scenic elements; rigging; sewing; and welding a plus, but not required. Applicants will assist with the load-ins and load-outs.

Sound Board Operators:*

The sound Board operator uses the sound equipment to play back sound effects for a specific production. The sound board operation is responsible for knowing how to use each piece of sound equipment involved in the production. He/she must attend all technical rehearsals and performances. Prior experience with Q-Lab and Q-Lab programming a plus.

Run Crew/Backstage Crew:*

The Stage Crew is responsible for prepping onstage and backstage, teching, and running the show under the supervision of the Technical Director and Stage Manager. Stage Crew appears on stage, as necessary, to shift props/scenery and perform any other duties as assigned by the Technical Director or stage management. Attend backstage prep, all technical rehearsals, and performances. Complete pre-show and post show duties as assigned, including cleaning the stage and backstage, setting up and striking props and scenery, and scenery maintenance. Assist in shifting all props and scenery as assigned. Represent the theatre’s technical resources as required by the Production Manager for theatre programs including, but not limited to: additional performances, special events, and education programming.

Wardrobe Crew:*

Wardrobe Crew maintains the costumes, wigs and make-up designs through the run of a production which includes but is not limited to laundry, repairs and dry cleaning for each production. This position is responsible for overseeing daily notes, laundry, and the wig maintenance. Wardrobe will train production run crew dressers as needed, work with contract designers to inventory costumes, schedule dry cleaning pickups, check in and check out all costumes when sent to dry cleaning and keep a clean and orderly laundry room.

*To Apply: To apply to be added to the production overhire list, please submit a resume and cover letter to Mary Montgomery-Jensen, Production Manager, at montgomery-jensen@parksquaretheatre.org or mail to C/O Production Manager, Park Square Theatre, 408 St. Peter Street, Suite 110, Saint Paul, MN 55102

VOLUNTEER USHERS

If you’re someone who has a passion for theatre and enjoys working with people we have an opportunity for you, (yes you.). Our volunteer ushers help the rest of the front of house team ensure that all of our patrons have the best experience possible. We are looking to fill these positions with fun, friendly, customer-service oriented individuals. There are opportunities to work both evening and matinee performances for all of our productions. If you would like to donate a few hours of your time by joining our team of volunteer ushers and see some great live theatre, please contact Judy Bartlett at judybartlett@comcast.net or  651.895.9833

Auditions

Thank you to those who participated in  Park Square Theatre’s General Auditions! We had a great turn out, auditioning nearly 500 local actors in just four days. We are thrilled to have had the opportunity to share your work with over 45 directors and producers from nearly 30 different Twin Cities theatre companies. What an exciting collaboration and a fantastic way to strengthen ties within our theatre community!

Each participating theatre company will independently conduct additional auditions and callbacks for their season as needed. Organizing this process can sometimes take quite a few weeks, but theatres will call you directly if they would like to see you back. Please check back next fall for more information about Park Square’s 2019-2020 season.

Thank you again for joining us, and we hope to see you next year!