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5th Avenue Theatre Employment Opportunity

Associate Technical Director

The 5th Avenue Theatre has an excellent opportunity for an Associate Technical Director. This is a full-time position with an excellent benefits package.  The application deadline is April 15, 2019, and the position is scheduled to commence work June 17, 2019.

The Technical Leadership Team is comprised of the Technical Director, Associate TD, and Assistant TD.  The Associate TD, in collaboration with and under general direction of the Technical Director, will provide support to all areas required for the successful and efficient planning and implementation of designs and physical elements for all theatrical productions and special events.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Consult with designers and production department staff on issues that arise during the production process which pertain to the build, installation, and strike of the scenery.
  • Attend design meetings and production meetings as assigned.
  • Attend technical rehearsals and notes sessions as assigned.
  • Assist TD with preparing budget estimates for each production based on design, available labor, and the material budget allocated for the show.
  • Assist TD with preparing build, load-in, and strike schedules for each production based on the available labor and the production calendar.
  • Engineer technical solutions for scenic elements based on the designer drawings.
  • Create technical design drawings for scenic elements based on the designer drawings and available resources for elements to be built by internal staff or external resources.
  • Communicate information within production department and with other departments so production can be built and installed in a timely, accurate, and cost efficient manner.
  • Collaborate with key staff on a daily basis to ensure the build, installation and strike of scenery is done efficiently.
  • Adjust weekly staffing schedules as priorities and projects shift.
  • Ensure materials are purchased in a timely and cost efficient manner, and correctly allocated to various budgets.
  • Maintain dialogue with designers to ensure that change to the design are communicated.
  • Promote a positive work culture by participating in open, effective, and efficient team meetings and trainings.
  • Maintain archival information for each assigned production.
  • Actively work with the TD to foster open communication, and a safe, healthy and productive working environment.
  • Organize and run debrief meetings with TD following the opening of each production.
  • Collaborate with TD with overhire staffing decisions.
  • Consult with TD, as needed, regarding staff hiring decisions.
  • Collaborate with TD regarding workflow and projects of Assistant TD.
  • Share bi-weekly payroll staff payroll responsibilities with TD.
  • Collaborate with TD to research and prepare requests for capital improvements.
  • Take an active role in maintenance and cleanliness of performance venue.

Qualifications

  • Extensive knowledge and experience (at least five years) in scenery construction techniques, automation control, stage rigging, hydraulics, pneumatics, lighting and sound.
  • Expert level theatrical engineering design using a wide variety of construction materials and methods.
  • Proficiency with drafting programs including AutoCAD and Vectorworks.
  • Skills in carpentry, welding, rigging, and sewing to draw upon when engineering technical designs.
  • Experience preparing budgets, labor estimates, build calendars, and staffing.
  • Leadership skills to direct crews to keep the flow of work moving forward efficiently and productively.
  • Demonstrated abilities to work as a collaborative team member and maintain a positive attitude even under deadlines and challenging situations.
  • Detail-oriented with excellent project management and problem solving skills.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated regular and reliable attendance and punctuality.
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office.
  • Able to lift, push or pull objects up to 50 pounds using appropriate tools.
  • The finalist must complete a background check prior to hire.

Reports To

Technical Director

Compensation

Salary range is $70k-$75k, DOQ.  This is a full-time salaried position with benefits.  The 5th Avenue Theatre provides a comprehensive benefits package, including 100% employer-paid premiums for medical, dental and vision plans.

Work Location

The primary work location is The 5th Avenue Theatre, located in the Skinner Building at 1308 5th Avenue in downtown Seattle.  Work will also be performed at Theatre warehouses and other locations in the area.

Application Instructions

Interested and qualified candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and three references to HumanResources@5thavenue.org

Application deadline is April 15, 2019.

No phone calls or walk-ins please.

The 5th Avenue Theater – A Great Place to Work

Show after show, season after season, The 5th Avenue Theatre wows audiences with original Broadway-caliber musicals that win raving fans, ovations, and awards.

We celebrate the great American musical in all its forms. We bring new life and insight to beloved classics. We create tomorrow's must-see musicals, including contemporary musicals that go on to become Tony-award-winning Broadway productions. And because we're a nonprofit theater company with a nationally acclaimed program to develop new musicals, we have the artistic freedom to be an incubator for original productions that expand the repertoire.

As the largest performing arts employer in the Pacific Northwest, we're proud to contribute to the cultural and economic vitality of our hometown. In our commitment to make great musicals accessible to all, we bring diverse audiences to our landmark theater and we take the magic of "The 5th to communities across the state. Our theater family is united by something larger than ourselves: to spread the joy of musicals and see the love for them catch fire in the hearts and imaginations of today's audiences. And tomorrow's.

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

Assistant Technical Director

The 5th Avenue Theatre has an excellent opportunity for an Assistant Technical Director. This is a full- time position with an excellent benefits package.  The application deadline is April 15, 2019, and the position is scheduled to commence work June 17, 2019.

The Technical Leadership Team is comprised of the Technical Director, Associate TD, and Assistant TD.  The Assistant TD, under the supervision of the Technical Director and in coordination with the Associate TD, will provide support to all areas required for the successful and efficient planning and implementation of designs and physical elements for all theatrical productions and special events.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Draft technical and working drawings for shows, projects and events.
  • Assist Technical Director and Associate Technical Director in coordinating and monitoring load-ins and load-outs; strips & restores.
  • Assist with Designer, Shop and Production Staff communications.
  • Attend technical, dress rehearsals and tech note sessions as needed.
  • Help manage communications and timely flow of information.

Qualifications

  • Extensive knowledge and experience in scenery construction techniques, automation control, stage rigging, lighting and sound.
  • Experience with drafting programs including AutoCAD and Vectorworks.
  • Work as a team member and maintain a positive attitude.
  • Detail-oriented with excellent project management and problem solving skills.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated regular and reliable attendance and punctuality.
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office.
  • Able to lift, push or pull objects up to 50 pounds using appropriate tools.
  • The finalist must complete a background check prior to hire.

Reports To

Technical Director

Compensation

Salary range is $55k-$60k, DOQ.  This is a full-time salaried position with benefits.  The 5th Avenue Theatre provides a comprehensive benefits package, including 100% employer-paid premiums for medical, dental and vision plans.

Work Location

The primary work location is The 5th Avenue Theatre, located in the Skinner Building at 1308 5th Avenue in downtown Seattle.  Work will also be performed at Theatre warehouses and other locations in the area.

Application Instructions

Interested and qualified candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and three references to HumanResources@5thavenue.org .

Application deadline is April 15, 2019.

No phone calls or walk-ins please.

The 5th Avenue Theater – A Great Place to Work

Show after show, season after season, The 5th Avenue Theatre wows audiences with original Broadway-caliber musicals that win raving fans, ovations, and awards.

We celebrate the great American musical in all its forms. We bring new life and insight to beloved classics. We create tomorrow's must-see musicals, including contemporary musicals that go on to become Tony-award-winning Broadway productions. And because we're a nonprofit theater company with a nationally acclaimed program to develop new musicals, we have the artistic freedom to be an incubator for original productions that expand the repertoire.

As the largest performing arts employer in the Pacific Northwest, we're proud to contribute to the cultural and economic vitality of our hometown. In our commitment to make great musicals accessible to all, we bring diverse audiences to our landmark theater and we take the magic of "The 5th to communities across the state. Our theater family is united by something larger than ourselves: to spread the joy of musicals and see the love for them catch fire in the hearts and imaginations of today's audiences. And tomorrow's.

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

Development Assistant

The 5th Avenue Theatre has an excellent opportunity for a Development Assistant. If you are skilled in the functions listed below and would enjoy working with others in the exciting world of musical theater, this is the job for you! 

Position Summary 

Reporting to the Assistant Director of Corporate and Event Development, the Development Assistant takes a lead role in managing reporting and data entry for the Corporate and Event Development team; provides stewardship, ticketing, and benefit fulfillment for corporate and event donors; assists with coordination and execution of corporate and special events; and provides general administrative support to the Corporate and Event Development Team. This position requires extensive use of Tessitura, our donor/CRM database.

Essential Functions:

  • Provide assistance for two revenue generating events per year, including record-keeping and gift entry
  • Manage gift entry and acknowledgements for corporate and event fundraising efforts
  • Maintain accurate tracking systems for corporate and event pledges, including generating pledge reminders and reporting on pledge status, payments to date, and write‐offs for finance department.
  • Assist with the timely delivery and communication of sponsor and member benefits, including logistics coordination, staffing for events (Corporate Council meetings, opening nights, corporate and fundraising events, and other theater events as applicable), and appropriate recognition. Maintain accurate tracking of benefits.
  • Assist in identifying and producing reports and other data needs for the Corporate and Events team.
  • Manage event registration for fundraising and corporate events and generate guest lists.
  • Manage Gala auction package fulfillment.
  • Identify key corporate positions and conduct research on corporate prospects.
  • Maintain accurate, organized, and complete corporate donor records within donor database and electronic files, and ensure the integrity and confidentiality of these records.
  • Respond to emails and telephone calls in a timely and professional manner.
  • Work collaboratively with other departments and volunteer groups.
  • Provide administrative support to Assistant Directors and VP for Philanthropy.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • The person in this position must be able to handle key responsibilities that are critical to Development operations and successfully execute duties with a high degree of professionalism and customer service.
  • Able to take initiative, work independently, and be a team player.
  • Organizational skills: the ability to multi-task, remain calm and efficient in a busy work environment, and maintain a high level of attention to detail.
  • Must excel in donor relations and customer service.
  • Must be proficient with Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel.
  • Experience with Tessitura is preferred or must achieve proficiency with internal/OTJ training within 90 days.   
  • 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; a sense of humor is ideal
  • Able to work in an upbeat and often fast-paced environment.
  • Regular and reliable attendance.
  • Ability to work evening and weekend hours when needed for fundraising and corporate events.
  • The candidate must be able to pass a background check. We will do the background checks for applicants at the finalist stage.

Reports To:

Assistant Director of Corporate and Event Development

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 that explains how you meet the position requirements, (2) chronological resume, and (3) salary expectations. Send to:

Email:              HumanResources@5thavenue.org

Or mail to:       The 5th Avenue Theatre

                        Attn: Human Resources

                        1326 - 5th Avenue, Suite 735

                        Seattle, WA  98101

Please, no walk-ins or phone calls.

The 5th Avenue Theatre – A Great Place to Work

Show after show, season after season, The 5th Avenue Theatre wows audiences with original Broadway-caliber musicals that win raving fans, ovations, and awards.

We celebrate the great American musical in all its forms. We bring new life and insight to beloved classics. We create tomorrow's must-see musicals, including contemporary musicals that go on to become Tony-award-winning Broadway productions. And because we're a nonprofit theater company with a nationally acclaimed program to develop new musicals, we have the artistic freedom to be an incubator for original productions that expand the repertoire.

As the largest performing arts employer in the Pacific Northwest, we're proud to contribute to the cultural and economic vitality of our hometown. In our commitment to make great musicals accessible to all, we bring diverse audiences to our landmark theater and we take the magic of "The 5th to communities across the state. Our theater family is united by something larger than ourselves: to spread the joy of musicals and see the love for them catch fire in the hearts and imaginations of today's audiences. And tomorrow's.

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

The 5th Avenue Theatre is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

 
The 5th Avenue Theatre Employment Opportunity
 
Guest Services Associates
Box Office and Phones
On Call Positions Available

The 5th Avenue Theatre has an excellent opportunity for friendly and enthusiastic Guest Service Associates. These are positions in our Guest Service Department (Box Office and inbound Phone Center.)  If you are skilled in customer service and would enjoy working with others in the exciting world of musical theater, this is the job for you!  On call positions are available for immediate hiring, so interested applicants should apply promptly according to the directions below.

Position Summary:

The Guest Service Associate assists patrons in person and on the phone, with single-ticket and subscription ticket sales, exchanges, upselling, donation asks, will-call and related services. Employees in this job classification may be assigned to both Box Office window and phone functions, depending on Theatre needs.

We are looking for candidates who demonstrate outstanding customer service and attention to detail, and who are team players, enthusiastic, articulate and have an interest in the arts.  

This recruitment is for on call staff. On call staff work a variable schedule depending on theatrical show needs and operational requirements; hours are typically evenings and weekends. Depending on Theatre needs, additional hours may be available. Schedules are created several weeks in advance for the whole run of a show.

Essential Functions:

  • Assist patrons on the phone or in-person for single ticket and subscription ticket sales and exchanges.
  • Describe and promote season ticket packages to single ticket inbound buyers.
  • Provide general information to subscribers and patrons.
  • Handle customer issues, or appropriately escalate to other personnel as needed.
  • Accurately count and balance received checks, cash and credit cards at the close of shift.
  • Process and distribute will-call during shows.
  • Support The Theatre’s fundraising efforts with simple donation requests during sales transactions, including explaining The Theatre’s donor benefits, specials, and offers.
  • Deliver outstanding customer service.
  • Answer patron questions promptly, accurately, respectfully, and thoroughly.
  • Provide assistance as needed on various administrative projects.
  • Contribute to a positive, supportive team environment where all staff members can be successful.
  • Perform upselling & cross-selling services.

Required Qualifications:

  • At least one year of successful customer service experience; sales experience preferred, and ticketing a plus.
  • Demonstrated success handling cash, checks, and credit cards.
  • Positive, articulate, outgoing, and friendly personality; a sense of humor a plus!
  • Able to work in an upbeat and often fast-paced environment.
  • Comfortable answering customer questions and patience to resolve customer service issues.
  • 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.
  • Tessitura experience desired.
  • High school diploma (or GED).
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time, up to the duration of a shift (Box Office) and communicate effectively over the telephone for the duration of a shift (Phones.)
  • Ability to take a background check. PCI (Payment Card Industry) compliance guidelines require us to do background checks. (We will do background checks for applicants at the finalist stage.)

Reports To:

Ticketing Manager  & Assistant Ticketing Manager.

Compensation:

$15.00 per hour.    

Sick leave benefits are also provided, accrued per Seattle sick leave ordinance.  In addition, employees are eligible for two comp tickets to most shows on opening night. 

Work Location:

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

Application Procedure:

Please send cover letter, chronological resume and references to:

Email:              ticketingjob@5thavenue.org

                        Put in Subject Line:  Application for On Call Position

Or mail to:       The 5th Avenue Theatre

                        Attn: Ticketing Job

                        1326 - 5th Avenue, Suite 735

                        Seattle, WA  98101

Please, no walk-ins or phone calls.

The 5th Avenue Theatre – A Great Place to Work

Show after show, season after season, The 5th Avenue Theatre wows audiences with original Broadway-caliber musicals that win raving fans, ovations, and awards.

We celebrate the great American musical in all its forms. We bring new life and insight to beloved classics. We create tomorrow's must-see musicals, including contemporary musicals that go on to become Tony-award-winning Broadway productions. And because we're a nonprofit theater company with a nationally acclaimed program to develop new musicals, we have the artistic freedom to be an incubator for original productions that expand the repertoire.

As the largest performing arts employer in the Pacific Northwest, we're proud to contribute to the cultural and economic vitality of our hometown. In our commitment to make great musicals accessible to all, we bring diverse audiences to our landmark theater and we take the magic of "The 5th to communities across the state. Our theater family is united by something larger than ourselves: to spread the joy of musicals and see the love for them catch fire in the hearts and imaginations of today's audiences. And tomorrow's.

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.