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MANAGING DIRECTORThe Pearl Theatre Company, a 2011 Drama Desk Award recipient dedicated to timeless sotries, seeks a Managing Director to oversee the company’s day-to-day business operations as well as to play a key role in strategic planning for the future growth of the company.
Working in tandem with the Producing Artistic Director, the candidate should have demonstrable experience in general management and executive leadership, as well as development and fundraising. Energy and enthusiasm for The Pearl’s mission, as well as creative and innovative ideas for growing the company and increasing its impact and visibility are essential attributes for the successful candidate.
Key areas of expertise include: non-profit management, capital fundraising, financial management and budgeting, real estate/contract negotiations, artistic/administrative teambuilding, ability to guide and motivate staff.
Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
Compensation: Commensurate with experience
Submit resume, cover letter, and three references to email@example.com
MARKETING ASSOCIATEThe Pearl Theatre Company is looking for a savvy, smart, and dynamic Marketing Associate to promote the offerings at its 160-seat theatre on New York City's 42nd Street.
The ideal candidate has strong writing, editing, and design abilities as well as a working knowledge of the Off-Broadway theatre ecosystem. Working in tandem with the Artistic Director and Managing Director, this position is a fast-paced, thoughtful balance of creativity, connection, and content-generation across many platforms: print, digital, and social.
Although expertise in theatre is not essential, The Pearl's brand attracts intelligent, devoted audiences who appreciate details, effective messaging, and a well-told story (even in our marketing materials.) The position is a great opportunity to shape clever ideas into effective initiatives in the interest of bringing New York's defining classics to an ever-evolving (and expanding) audience.
Knowledge of HTML/CSS, Adobe CS, Salesforce, and GoogleApps (AdWords, Analytics, etc.) are all assets.
Ideal Experience: 1-3 years of "Marketing" Experience
Compensation: Commensurate with experience
(as of July 2015) Submit resume, cover letter, and three references to firstname.lastname@example.org
DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATEThe Pearl Theatre Company is seeking a champion of classic theatre, intelligent plays, and New York non-profits in the role of Development Associate for our 32 year-young institution.
The ideal candidate has superb writing skills, great interpersonal energy, and a keen sense of organization, project management, and responsibility. The position involves working closely with the Artistic Director and Managing Director on cultivation and execution in all areas of contributed income (Individual, Government, Foundation, Corporate, Legacy Giving, Membership etc.) and, as such, provides a rich experience for applicants looking to grow quickly within an organization.
Although experience fundraising for theatre is not essential, The Pearl requires an enthusiastic ambassador that can relay its story--both past and present--compellingly and concisely. In this tight-knit, collaborative work place environment, vision, dedication, and follow-through are indispensable tools for success.
Knowledge of Salesforce/PatronManager is an asset; proven grant-writing ability is very helpful.
Experience: 1-3 years of "Development" Experience
Compensation: Commensurate with experience
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FACILITIES MANAGER / ASSISTANT TECHNICAL DIRECTORThe Pearl seeks a Facility Manager/Assistant Technical Director for its 160 seat Off Broadway theater. The Facilities Manager’s primary duties will include: supervising the maintenance and repair of theater facility, space, and equipment; ensuring that the performance, backstage, lobby and storage areas are clean, safe, and well-organized; compliance with current New York City Dept of Buildings and FDNY code standards; acting as point person for on-site relations with building management.
As the Assistant Technical Director, duties would include working with the Director of Production with: technical support for Pearl productions and events as well as outside rentals; maintenance and repair of theatrical equipment including lighting, sound, video, scenic, and rigging systems; working on construction, load ins, technical rehearsals, and strikes; acting as Programmer for our four productions; co-supervision of technical crews; ensuring a safe working environment.
Successful candidate should have the following skills:• Applicable experience in facility management.
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
• Knowledge and application of standard scenic construction techniques
• Familiarity with Vectorworks, Lightwright, and basic computing programs
• Familiarity with theatrical sound, lighting, video, and rigging systems
• Familiarity with proper safety protocols for theatrical production, OSHA, and NYFD codes.
• The ability to lift 50 pounds
• A valid driver’s license
This is a full-time, year-round salaried position, beginning August 2015. Benefits include health insurance and paid vacation.
Please email cover letter, resume, and references with "Facility Manager" in the subject line to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Pearl seeks an enthusiastic, energetic, and competent Business Manager to oversee day-to-day operations of its $1.8m organization. Responsibilities include financial management, contracts, liaising with theatrical unions, and other tasks as assigned. The successful applicant will have a passion for theatre, demonstrated success in bookkeeping and/or financial management, excellent organizational skills, ability to effectively prioritize tasks, and a keen attention to detail. Extensive knowledge of QuickBooks accounting software required.
Benefits include health insurance, vision insurance, dental insurance, and paid vacation. Salary: competitive.
accounts payable/receivable and bank deposits
payroll processing and journal entries
reconcile petty cash, box office and concession income
maintain, monitor and report on weekly cash flow
maintain vendor filing system
financial management and reconciliation
HR and benefits administration including unemployment filings
audit prep works and all tax paperwork
support Artistic Director on project/general operating budgets and planning
document actuals/projections to full year org budgets
prepare Cultural Data Project (CDP)
Maintain insurance files
Booking credit card charges into Quickbooks & completing bank and credit card reconciliations
Bachelor’s degree or higher in business or management
Minimum of 4 years prior bookkeeping experience, and 2-3 years in an art-related non-profit.
Accuracy and facility with financial accounting
Excellent working knowledge of QuickBooks, ADP payroll, and Microsoft Office suite
Friendly outgoing personality and a strong work ethic in a team setting
Professional discretion, and ability to work with sensitive and confidential information
The Business Manager will report directly to the Artistic Director while working closely with the Production Manager, Marketing Director, Development Associate and Board Treasurer.
Please send cover letter, resume, and three references to email@example.com with "Business Manager" in the subject line.
The Pearl deeply values workplace diversity and encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds.
BOX OFFICE ASSISTANTS
Box Office Assistants will staff the box office for The Pearl Theatre Company’s new 160-seat venue on West 42nd Street. These seasonal positions will run from early October to mid June with some breaks between productions. The performance schedule is 8 performances per week, Tuesday – Sunday. Box Office staff arrival time is 90 minutes prior to curtain through the wrap of each performance (about 30 minutes post-curtain time). These are part time positions. Compensation: $15/hour.
• Selling tickets via Patron Manager ticket software system
• Providing excellent customer service in person, on the telephone, and via email
• Addressing inquiries from The Pearl’s large subscriber base, as well as group sales and single ticket buyer inquiries
• Handling will-call pick up, telephone sales, and walk up sales
• Creating and printing daily reports
• Staying informed about all Pearl productions, promotions and vouchers
• Other box office duties as assigned
• Minimum of 1 year prior box office and/or customer service experience using a computerized ticketing system (i.e. Patron Manager, Tessitura, SmartTix, etc.)
• Well-spoken, articulate
• Good with numbers
• Accurate cash handling
• Computer literate (Excel, Word, etc.)
• Friendly outgoing personality and enjoy working with the public
• Professional appearance
• Discretion in working with confidential information
Please send cover letter, resume, and three references to firstname.lastname@example.org with "Box Office Assistant" in the subject line. The Pearl deeply values workplace diversity and encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds.
General Audition Information
All General Auditions for the season are completed.
Please see our submission guidelines to be considered for casting opportunities for the upcoming season.
Headshot and resume submissions are accepted on a rolling basis via mail ONLY. Please do not electronically submit your headshot and resume for consideration unless the casting notice requests it.
The Pearl operates in accordance with LORT D rules with Actors’ Equity Association.
The Pearl holds Equity Principal Auditions annually, usually April or May.
Headshot and resume submissions are accepted by mail for consideration.
Agent submissions are requested as particular roles are available.
The Pearl considers non-union actors primarily for Acting Apprenticeships. Acting Apprentices understudy specific roles in season productions and receive a modest stipend (reimbursement for travel expenses) and EMC points as permitted by Actor's Equity Association.
Non-Equity Actors are seen at annual Equity Principal Auditions, as time permits.
Non-Equity actors may submit their headshot and resume by mail for consideration.
Our Resident Acting Company of 13 members fill about half the contract roles available each season. We are always seeking new, skilled actors with training and interest in classical repertory to work with us as guest artists.
We enthusiastically endorse non-traditional casting. Different-abled, mature, and ethnically diverse actors are strongly encouraged to submit and audition.
ALL Actors are to prepare two brief monologues.
One must be classical (Shakespeare is preferred), the second piece may be classical or contemporary.
Combined length for both pieces must be less than two minutes.
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