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:  Marketing Manager
Reports To:  Marketing and Engagement Director
Coordinates with:  Graphic Designer, Ticket Office Manager and other department heads
Collaborates with:  PR Director, Development Manager, Webmaster
Status: Full Time, Salaried non-exempt
Hours: Full-time position, requiring some evening and weekend work in addition to weekdays
Salary: $32,000-36,000 depending on qualifications.
Compensation: Health insurance (employee contributes $50/month); Dental insurance (100% of employee premium); Parking; 10 PTO days and 12 paid holidays. 403b/Roth IRA available (no employer match). Professional development opportunities available.

OVERALL RESPONSIBILITY:
The Marketing Department is responsible for the subscription and single ticket sales, as well as community engagement elements of the theatre.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITY:
Support the Marketing and Engagement Director in the implementation of marketing initiatives for production season and special events.

  • Build and maintain content calendar (email, social media, blog, playbill)
  • Create content for and design email and social media pieces (attending events, performances, rehearsals etc. as needed to generate content)
  • Create list segmentation for effective direct marketing campaigns
  • Implement tactics to achieve full houses and maximize revenues (promotions, giveaways, 3rd party ticket providers)

SECONDARY RESPONSIBILITY:

  • Provide graphic support to graphic designer
  • Update basic content of website
  • Attend and participate in departmental, organizational, and external meetings, trainings, committees and events as required
  • Complete other duties as assigned


QUALIFICATONS

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 training or experience in marketing, communications, sales or audience development
  • Highly developed communication and interpersonal skills
  • Comfortable with computers, proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
  • The ability to manage a fulltime schedule that incorporates flexibility for evening and weekend responsibilities
  • Theatre background/passion is a plus
  • Personal or professional experience working with diverse communities is a plus
  • Experience in the Adobe Design Suite (Photoshop, InDesign) and WordPress or similar web program is desirable

Qualities preferred but not mandatory:

  • The ability to lift (with assistance) 25-50 lbs.
  • Valid driver’s license, ability to run errands.

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

Deadline to apply: March 22, 2019
Interviews: March-April 2018
Anticipated start date: April 2018

Process: Submit resumé, and cover letter in PDF format to wandrei@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.

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!

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