ArtStream, Inc.
Chevy Chase, MD

Expires: 11/15/19


$35,000 annually

About ArtStream
ArtStreams programs encourage collaboration and engage people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDDs) including Autism in lifelong learning opportunities. Through classes, performances, social skills workshops, and other programming, participants gain skills and confidence to engage with the world. ArtStream uses theatre to teach communication, self-advocacy, and social skills while improving self-confidence and independence. Skills gained include public speaking, concentration, listening, problem-solving, self-awareness, and workplace communication. ArtStreams Inclusive Theatre Companies and Cabarets develop and perform original musicals that feature adults with IDDs.

The Theatre and Events Manager is a multi-faceted position responsible for coordinating the productions created by Inclusive Theatre Companies and Cabaret performers, as well as the planning and logistics for the annual fall fundraising Gala and other events throughout the year. Responsibilities include coordinating all aspects of the backstage and front of house for six Theatre companies (3 production venues) and four Cabaret Companies (2 production venues); overseeing volunteers; supervising contracted theatre staff; managing costume, prop, and scenic storage; and overseeing prop, costume, scenic and lighting budgets. The Theatre and Event Manager also develops program policies and systems and communicates regularly with families and actors.

Reports to: Executive Director

Primary Responsibilities
1. Hire and manage the contracted Production and Operations staff for Inclusive Theatre Companies and Cabaret
2. Manage all backstage tech needs for Inclusive Theatre Company productions and Cabaret
3. Manage costumes, props, and scripts in partnership with Stage Managers, Costume designers, scenic artists and script editors
4. Develop and manage the season calendar and venue acquisition including site visits, contract negotiation, etc.
5. Schedule, manage, and facilitate all production meetings, design meetings, and check-ins, ensuring deadlines are met
6. Analyze and approve all designs submitted to determine feasibility of execution within the allotted time, money, and personnel
7. Facilitate clear communications throughout the production process with theatre staff, teaching artists, volunteers, families and actors
8. Attend evening rehearsals, auditions, designer run, prop check in, three production meetings, load in, technical rehearsals, performances, and load out, as needed
9. Develop working relationships with area designers, production managers, technicians, and actively scout new talent
10. Oversee inventory and maintenance of all scenic, lighting, costume, prop, and sound equipment
11. Coordinate annual Gala logistics, including entertainment, set up, vendor acquisition and management, venue rental, volunteers, and cleanup
12. Arrange and manage traveling troupe performances
13. Serve as non-voting member on the Board of Directors of the Theatre Consortium of Silver Spring

Qualifications and Requirements
1. College degree or equivalent in arts administration, theatre, or a related field
2. Minimum of two years of experience in theatre production or a related field
3. Experience reading ground plans, light plots, and other theatrical specifications. Excellent computer skills and detailed knowledge of spreadsheets; knowledge of common industry-specific software such as CAD programs, Lightwright, Qlab, Vectorworks, or Isadora is a plus.
4. Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail, including creating, monitoring, and adhering to budgets, overseeing production calendars and schedules
5. Negotiating and acting as mediator in artistic and technical discussions
6. Working knowledge of disability, accessibility and inclusion practices preferred
7. Access to reliable transportation to attend meetings around Montgomery County and Northern Virginia
8. Able to lift 75 pounds and climb ladders on a semi-regular, as-needed basis
9. Outstanding oral and written communication skills
10. Innovative and resourceful problem-solving ability; flexible and adaptable; able to manage multiple, changing priorities and deadlines
11. Ability to promote and represent ArtStream to the public
12. Strong track record of high integrity, good judgment, confidentiality and discretion
13. Scheduled night and weekend hours are required

Supervisory Responsibility
Contracted theatre staff, volunteers, and employees with IDDs

Work Environment
This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment and theatre production equipment.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
This is a full-time position, and hours of work and days are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. or 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Flexible hours may be arranged to support evening and weekend work as required for rehearsals, production meetings, tech week, performances, and as job duties demand.

Classification: Exempt

ArtStream is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

Salary commensurate with experience

Date Created: 05/11/19
To apply, send resume, cover letter and salary requirements to: jobs@art-stream.org


Colleen Marie Siler

Theatre and Events Manager



(301) 565-4567

Business Address

8401 Connecticut Ave

Ste 1230

Chevy Chase, MD 20815

Posted: 05/15/2019 13:30:19 EST

Last Updated: 05/15/2019 15:36 EST

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