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5th Avenue Theatre Opportunity -- Music Apprentice, 2015-16

This posting has been updated - please note June 1 application deadline.

The 5th Avenue Theatre will have an excellent opportunity for a Music Apprentice for the 2015-2016 season. This position offers a unique learning and career-development opportunity while contributing to the Music Department and supporting performances at The Theatre.

The most competitive candidates for Music Apprentice are recent college graduates in a related field of study that demonstrate high levels of potential to become a music director or key member of a professional music staff. The Music Apprentice will be given hands-on experience in all areas of The 5th Avenue Theatre Music Department, under the training, guidance and supervision of the Music Supervisor.

Position Schedule

The Music Apprentice position will start September 8, 2015 and will run through June 10, 2016 (40 weeks). We will accept applications for this unique opportunity until June 1, 2015.  For more specifics, please refer to the following information.

Responsibilities

  • Learn, grow, and contribute in a professional setting.
  • Accompany auditions, rehearsals, and special events as appropriate.
  • Perform musical and historical research.
  • Support music direction of the 5th Avenue’s Adventure Musical Theatre Touring Company.
  • Copy and prepare scores.
  • Notation, transcribing, and arranging using Finale music notation software.
  • Read and respond to new musical script submissions.
  • Complete administrative tasks and other responsibilities as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field of study.
  • Proficiency in piano accompanying and notation using Finale music notation software.
  • Serious interest in pursuing a career as a music director or key member of a music staff in the field of musical theater, and willingness to take on the apprentice role.
  • Organizational skills including the ability to multi-task, to remain calm and efficient in a busy work environment, and ability to maintain attention to detail.
  • Strong communication skills (written and verbal).
  • Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills.

Apprenticeship Program
The Apprentice Program is designed to provide qualified candidates with meaningful and educational work experience to supplement and enhance their recent academic work. Additionally, the Apprentice Program enables incumbents to establish working relationships with professional staff, which may be beneficial to their future career development. In return, The Theatre derives the benefit of the Apprentice’s capabilities to assist in music and theatrical activities and/or with special projects and events.  Further, the Apprentice Program also offers The Theatre with opportunities to teach, train, and help shape the future of the music profession for the performing arts, which is part of our mission.

Please note: Candidates for the Music Apprentice position are not guaranteed employment or any continuing role at The Theatre at the conclusion of the apprenticeship.

Reports To
Ian Eisendrath, Director of New Works and Music Supervisor.

Compensation
This is an unpaid position. The Music Apprentice is not an employee of The 5th Avenue Theatre. A weekly stipend of $250 is provided to help offset expenses.

Work Location and Schedule
The primary work location is The 5th Avenue Theatre, 1308 5th Avenue, in downtown Seattle. The Music Apprentice will work approximately 40 hours per week.

To Apply
We will be accepting applications until June 1, 2015 for the 2015/16 Season
. The position will run from September 8, 2015 – June 10, 2016.

To apply, please submit the following:

  1. Chronological resume (maximum two pages);
  2. Two references, including e-mail and phone contact information, from the professional or collegiate musical theater world;
  3. Two-page example of a file the applicant notated in Finale (please send as a .mus or .musx file);
  4. DVD or video files containing applicant playing the following selections:
  • “Prologue” (mm. 1-40) from WEST SIDE STORY;
  • “Finishing the Hat” (mm. 12-55) from SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE;
  • Gershwin’s “Someone to Watch Over Me” (verse and chorus – in any key.)

Please submit your application materials to (or direct questions to): Dane Andersen, Music Coordinator, at: dandersen@5thavenue.org 

Or mail to

The 5th Avenue Theatre

Attn: Dane Andersen

1326 - 5th Avenue, Suite 735

Seattle, WA 98101

Please, no walk-ins or phone calls.

The 5th Avenue Theater – A Great Place to Work

The 5th Avenue Theatre is acclaimed as one of the nation’s leading musical theater companies and is especially renowned for its production and development of new works.  Since 2002, the Seattle-based company has produced 17 new musicals. To date, nine (including the sensational hit Disney’s Aladdin) have moved on to Broadway premieres, earning a combined 15 Tony Awards, including two for Best Musical (Hairspray and Memphis). The 5th Avenue Theatre is also known for its world class, critically acclaimed productions of musicals chosen from both the contemporary canon and the Golden Age of Broadway. 

Unique in its Chinese-inspired design, this exquisite theater opened in 1926 as a venue for vaudeville and film. Today, under the leadership of Executive Producer and Artistic Director David Armstrong, Managing Director Bernadine C. Griffin and Producing Artistic Director Bill Berry, this non-profit theater company attracts an annual attendance of more than 300,000, including over 25,000 subscribers – one of the largest theater subscriptions in North America. 

In addition to its main stage productions, The 5th Avenue Theatre is also committed to encouraging the next generation of theatergoers through its extensive educational outreach programs.  For more information about The 5th Avenue Theatre, its season and its programs, please visit www.5thavenue.org.

The 5th Avenue Theatre is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

5th Avenue Theatre Employment Opportunity - Direct Sales Representatives

The 5th Avenue Theatre has an excellent immediate opportunity for experienced and enthusiastic Direct Sales Representatives as we expand our efforts. This is part-time outbound calling work for our ongoing marketing and fundraising campaigns.  You will be working directly for The Theatre, NOT an outsourced company.  Let your passion for the performing arts and sales shine through!

Position Description

Direct Sales Representatives make outbound calls to support The Theatre’s marketing and fundraising campaigns. Representatives are responsible for generating subscription sales to world-class theatrical productions and soliciting donations to support the 5th Avenue Theatre’s programs and services.

We seek to find candidates who are team players, enthusiastic, articulate and have an interest in the arts. We are looking for Representatives who can work primarily 5 nights a week, Sunday through Thursday.

Essential Functions

  • Make outbound sales calls to former and current patrons of The Theatre.
  • Work a minimum of 20 hours per week.
  • Explain The 5th Avenue Theatre’s donor benefits, specials, and sales offers.
  • Generate donations and sales and deliver outstanding customer service.
  • Answer patron questions promptly, accurately, respectfully, and thoroughly.
  • Contribute to a positive, supportive team environment where all staff members can be successful – AND have fun!

Benefits

After a 90-day review, The 5th Avenue Theatre offers vacation, sick and holiday pay to part-time Direct Sales Representatives working at least 20 hours per week who demonstrate good attendance and a positive attitude.  These benefits are unique to this type of position among other arts organizations. We also offer incentive programs for top producers.  Direct Sales Representatives also receive show tickets and 5th Avenue Theatre event invitations.

Required Qualifications:

  • Experience with outbound calling preferred – but motivation and enthusiasm is most important!
  • Articulate on the phone.
  • A proven sales/fundraising track record particularly in telephone sales.
  • Nimble and comfortable alternating sales approaches.
  • Positive, outgoing, and friendly personality.
  • Able to work in an upbeat and often fast-paced environment.
  • Organizational skills; the ability to multitask, to work independently and to maintain a high level of attention to detail.
  • Ability to pass a background check – PCI (Payment Card Industry) compliance guidelines require us to do background checks.  We will do background checks for finalist applicants.

Schedule

Part-time, evening shifts, Sunday through Thursday, and Friday morning shift.  20 hours per week minimum.

Reports To

Direct Sales Manager

Compensation

Part-time employees receive all of the following: base hourly rate, raises to hourly rate based on sales totals, commission based on sales, weekly bonuses, and perks such as free comp tickets and event invitations.

Work Location

The primary work location is the administrative offices for The 5th Avenue Theatre, located in the Skinner Building at 1326 5th Avenue, in downtown Seattle.

To Apply

Please email a chronological resume, including all relevant phone sales experience, to cbond@5thavenue.org or call us at (206) 436.5799.  No walk-ins please.  These positions will remain open until filled.  Please apply immediately.

The 5th Avenue Theatre – A Great Place to Work

The 5th Avenue Theatre is acclaimed as one of the nation’s leading musical theater companies and is especially renowned for its production and development of new works.  Since 2002, the Seattle-based company has produced 17 new musicals. To date, nine (including the sensational hit Disney’s Aladdin) have moved on to Broadway premieres, earning a combined 15 Tony Awards, including two for Best Musical (Hairspray and Memphis). The 5th Avenue Theatre is also known for its world class, critically acclaimed productions of musicals chosen from both the contemporary canon and the Golden Age of Broadway. 

Unique in its Chinese-inspired design, this exquisite theater opened in 1926 as a venue for vaudeville and film. Today, under the leadership of Executive Producer and Artistic Director David Armstrong, Managing Director Bernadine C. Griffin and Producing Artistic Director Bill Berry, this non-profit theater company attracts an annual attendance of more than 300,000, including over 25,000 subscribers – one of the largest theater subscriptions in North America. 

In addition to its main stage productions, The 5th Avenue Theatre is also committed to encouraging the next generation of theatergoers through its extensive educational outreach programs.  For more information about The 5th Avenue Theatre, its season and its programs, please visit www.5thavenue.org.

The 5th Avenue Theatre is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

The 5th Avenue Theatre Employment Opportunity
 
Special Events Manager

The 5th Avenue Theatre has an excellent opportunity for a Special Events Manager in the Development Department. If you are skilled in project management, development, donor relations/customer service, and would enjoy working with others in the exciting world of musical theater, this is the job for you!  This position is available for immediate hiring, so interested applicants should apply promptly according to the directions below.

Position Summary  

The Special Events Manager is responsible for planning and producing 5th Avenue Development Department-initiated events, including the annual fundraising Gala and other fundraising and cultivation events throughout the year.  This position serves as an ambassador of The Theater in all areas of donor relations.

We are looking for a candidate who demonstrates outstanding donor relations, customer service, attention to detail, and who is a team player, enthusiastic, articulate and has an interest in the arts. This is a full time salaried position and includes an attractive benefits package.

Essential Functions:

  • Work closely with the VP of Philanthropy and the Managing Director to plan and execute cultivation events for The 5th Avenue Theatre.
  • Work closely with “A Night at The 5th” Gala Committee and Chair to plan, coordinate and execute the annual Gala fundraising event.
  • Serve as the main point of contact for the annual Gala, managing volunteers, coordinating meetings, working with vendors, and overseeing all of the different aspects of the event, from start to finish.
  • Develop and maintain effective and productive working relationships with donors (both individual and corporate), patrons, Theatre board/staff, and others.
  • Recruit and supervise interns to assist with the Gala.
  • Manage the redemption of all Gala auction packages, from hotel stays to show tickets.
  • Develop and oversee the Gala budget.
  • Assist the Circles Manager in the execution of higher level membership events.
  • Manage the Development calendar, keeping track of all membership events and attendance records.
  • Oversee logistics of Opening Nights, including but not limited to pre-show party arrangements, seating and ticketing for event, and appropriate lobby signage.
  • Produce or oversee the production of all materials related to membership events, including guest lists, nametags, invitations, lobby displays and programs.
  • Solicit donations of in-kind gifts for events as needed and provide benefits to in-kind donors.
  • Supervise The Theatre’s donations to other non-profit organizations and redeem all vouchers that were donated to other organizations and auctions.
  • Process house seat requests for patrons attending shows in New York and London.
  • Work with the Membership and Circles Managers in the distribution of benefits associated with appropriate donor levels, including but not limited to, maintenance of the donor lounge and handling of priority ticketing services.
  • Consistently monitor events and efforts to achieve events fundraising goal.
  • Contribute to Encore pages when appropriate.
  • Assist the Development Department in all capital campaign activities and needs.
  • Remain well-informed on various development trends and fundraising best practices through seminars, appropriate reading materials, and relationships with leaders in the industry.
  • Perform other development and Theatre duties as needed.
  • Contribute to a positive, supportive team environment where all staff members can be successful.

Required Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated skills in successfully handling significant levels of responsibility, initiating and managing projects, and working independently while also being a team player.
  • A minimum of three years’ experience managing large events or the equivalent level of organizational and project-management skills and abilities.
  • Demonstrated abilities in “people skills,” including building trust and rapport in business relationships with diverse individuals, and demonstrating listening skills, poise, tact, and good judgment. 
  • Ability to maintain a professional, personable and positive image as a Theatre “ambassador.”
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Positive, articulate, outgoing, and friendly personality; a sense of humor essential!
  • Able to work in an upbeat and often fast-paced environment.
  • Organizational skills: the ability to multi-task, to remain calm and efficient in a busy work environment, and ability to maintain a high level of attention to detail.
  • Knowledge of the local funding community.
  • Microsoft Office programs including Outlook, Word and Excel.
  • Familiarity with Tessitura fundraising software is preferred.
  • Valid Washington State driver’s license is necessary.
  • Stamina, energy and resilience to manage annual fundraising Gala.
  • Regular and reliable attendance.

Other Requirement:

The candidate must be able to pass a background check. PCI (Payment Card Industry) compliance guidelines require us to do background checks. We will do the background checks for applicants at the finalist stage.

Reports To:

VP of Philanthropy.

Compensation:

Salary is DOQ.

In addition, The 5th Avenue Theatre provides a full array of employee benefits, which includes a comprehensive and attractive benefits package, including 100% employer-paid premiums for medical, dental and vision plans. The 5th Avenue Theatre values its employees by providing comprehensive, high-quality benefits, and strives to provide access to industry-leading health care coverage.

Work Location

The work location is The 5th Avenue Theatre, 1308 5th Avenue, in downtown Seattle.

Application Procedure

This recruitment will remain open until filled.  To apply, please submit the following three elements: (1) a cover letter, (2) chronological resume, and (3) salary expectations.  Send to:

Email:              HumanResources@5thavenue.org

Put in Subject Line:  Special Events Manager

Or mail to:       The 5th Avenue Theatre

                        Attn: HR/Special Events Manager Position

                        1326 - 5th Avenue, Suite 735

                        Seattle, WA  98101

Please, no walk-ins or phone calls.

The 5th Avenue Theatre – A Great Place to Work

The 5th Avenue Theatre, a non-profit 2100 seat theater organization, is one of the nation’s premier incubators for new musical theater. Since 2001, The 5th has premiered 16 new works, nine of which have subsequently opened on Broadway. They include Disney’s Aladdin; First Date; A Christmas Story, The Musical; Scandalous; Shrek; Catch Me If You Can; The Wedding Singer; and Best Musical Tony Award-winners, Hairspray and Memphis. The 5th Avenue Theatre is also known for its world class, critically acclaimed productions of musicals chosen from both the contemporary canon and the Golden Age of Broadway. 

Unique in its Chinese-inspired design, this exquisite theater opened in 1926 as a venue for vaudeville and film. In 1980, The 5th Avenue Theatre began producing and presenting top-quality live musical theater. Today, under the leadership of Executive Producer and Artistic Director David Armstrong, Managing Director Bernadine C. Griffin and Producing Artistic Director Bill Berry, The 5th Avenue Theatre attracts an annual attendance of more than 300,000 and ranks among the nation’s largest and most respected musical theater companies.

In addition to its main stage productions, The 5th Avenue Theatre is also committed to encouraging the next generation of theatergoers through its extensive educational outreach program that serves more than 74,000 each year through programs including The Adventure Musical Theatre Touring Company, The 5th Avenue Awards Honoring High School Musical Theater and the Rising Star Project. For adults, The 5th offers free-to-the-public events such as the popular Spotlight Night series, and pre-performance Show Talks with Albert Evans.

For more information about The 5th Avenue Theatre, its season and its programs, please visit www.5thavenue.org

The 5th Avenue Theater is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

5th Avenue Theatre Employment Opportunity

Production Artist

The 5th Avenue Theatre has an excellent opportunity for a Production Artist in the Marketing and Communications Department. This is a full-time position with benefits.  If you meet or exceed the requirements listed below and would enjoy working with others in the exciting world of musical theater, we encourage you to promptly apply.

Position Overview

This Photoshop-intensive position is part of a dynamic Graphic Design team that creates and supports the production of all publicity and marketing materials that help to drive ticket sales and donations, as well as the institutional materials that strengthen community relations and awareness of The 5th Avenue Theatre and increase participation in its programs and events.

Essential Functions

  • Design layouts, pages, and templates for e-mail, collateral, and online materials.
  • Produce final art files for existing design projects.
  • Review proofs and occasionally perform press checks.
  • Collaborate as needed with internal clients (5th Avenue Marketing, PR, Development, and Education staff) on initial concepts and revisions.
  • Troubleshoot production problems and work with outside vendors to resolve production issues.
  • Maintain naming and file structure conventions and upload design work to servers as needed.
  • Contribute to a positive, supportive team environment where all staff members can be successful.

In addition to the design work, the Production Artist will be expected to work collaboratively with the entire Graphic Design, Marketing and PR teams on marketing activities and special events.  Though working hours will typically align with administrative office hours of 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM, this position requires occasional night and weekend hours, including attending specific 5th Avenue Theatre events and activities.

Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated superior Photoshop skills. A proficiency skills test will be administered.
  • Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite including InDesign and Illustrator.
  • Excellent grasp of basic graphic design practices and procedures.
  • Proficiency working on Mac platform.
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office.
  • Demonstrated skills in being collaborative and creative.
  • Detail-oriented with excellent project management and problem solving skills.
  • Strong organizational skills including the ability to multi-task, and to remain calm and efficient in a busy work environment.
  • Strong communication skills (written and verbal.)
  • Excellent interpersonal, teamwork and diplomacy skills.
  • A quick learner who can multi-task and work under tight deadlines.
  • At least 2-4 years professional graphic design experience.
  • Positive, articulate, outgoing, and friendly personality; a sense of humor a plus!
  • Demonstrated regular and reliable attendance and punctuality.
  • Interest in the performing arts.

Reports to:

Senior Graphic Designer, with additional oversight from the Director of Marketing and V.P. of Marketing & Communications

Salary range

$28K - $30K, DOQ. This is a full-time salaried position with benefits.

The 5th Avenue Theatre provides an array of employee benefits, which includes a comprehensive and attractive benefits package, including 100% employer-paid premiums for medical, dental and vision plans. The 5th Avenue Theatre values its employees by providing comprehensive, high-quality benefits, and strives to provide access to industry-leading health care coverage.

Work Location:

The primary work location is the administrative offices of The 5th Avenue Theatre, located in the Skinner Building at 1326 5th Avenue, in downtown Seattle.

Application Instructions

To apply, please email the following to humanresources@5thavenue.org

  1. Cover letter explaining how you meet or exceed the position requirements,
  2. Chronological resume, and
  3. Link to your online portfolio.

Please DO NOT send your portfolio as an email attachment.

Applications must be received no later than July 13, 2015 to be considered.

No phone calls or walk-ins please.

The 5th Avenue Theater – A Great Place to Work

The 5th Avenue Theatre is acclaimed as one of the nation’s leading musical theater companies and is especially renowned for its production and development of new works.  Since 2002, the Seattle-based company has produced 17 new musicals. To date, nine (including the sensational hit Disney’s Aladdin) have moved on to Broadway premieres, earning a combined 15 Tony Awards, including two for Best Musical (Hairspray and Memphis). The 5th Avenue Theatre is also known for its world class, critically acclaimed productions of musicals chosen from both the contemporary canon and the Golden Age of Broadway. 

Unique in its Chinese-inspired design, this exquisite theater opened in 1926 as a venue for vaudeville and film. Today, under the leadership of Executive Producer and Artistic Director David Armstrong, Managing Director Bernadine C. Griffin and Producing Artistic Director Bill Berry, this non-profit theater company attracts an annual attendance of more than 300,000, including over 25,000 subscribers – one of the largest theater subscriptions in North America. 

In addition to its main stage productions, The 5th Avenue Theatre is also committed to encouraging the next generation of theatergoers through its extensive educational outreach programs.  For more information about The 5th Avenue Theatre, its season and its programs, please visit www.5thavenue.org.

The 5th Avenue Theater is an Equal Opportunity Employer.