RestorationART Job Openings

 

RestorationART, 21st century creative complex in the epicenter of the largest community of African descent in the nation and home to the historic AUDELCO and Obie Award-winning Billie Holiday Theatre, is seeking qualified applicants to fill the position of Communications Manager. Under the helm of Executive Director Dr. Indira Etwaroo and a dynamic leadership team, RestorationART produces and/or presents a season of 3 – 4 plays, 3 dance concerts, monthly music salons, monthly theater readings, a large outdoor music festival, summer programming, developmental projects, and education/outreach programs.

 

  • Communications Manager
  • Assistant Stage Manager
  • Production and Administrative Coordinator

 

Communications Manager

This position is responsible for the overall marketing timeline for the season of events; development of print and online marketing collateral; email marketing; web site and social media management and content development; marketing budget development and cost tracking; the development of PR strategies and press releases to enhance sales efforts; supporting the writing and editing of all promotional materials; ticketing site oversight and ticket sale tracking; and communicating consistent messages internally and externally.

RESPONSIBILITIES
Develop, maintain, drive and communicate a marketing calendar for all events.
Manage, in collaboration with graphic design(s), the development of soulful, well-articulated and beautiful marketing collateral (online and in print) marketing collateral that deepens our connection to our core audience, while of interest to new audiences.
Manage the build, the content and distribution of an e-blast.
Manage a dynamic look on the website and provide event updates, as required, in collaboration with all RestorationART departments.
Develop social media plans for major events, creating and curating content, operating key social media accounts.
Work with various teams across a range to ensure social media is integrated into output.
In collaboration with the Executive Director, build an annual marketing budget and track budget with show reports on expenses and revenue, mainly ticket sales and paid ads.
Maintain media lists and serve as primary press contact, helping the theater develop stronger relationships with the press.
Create a PR strategy for each production to enhance sales efforts and single-ticket campaigns.
Support institutional messaging in all communications with the press.
Develop institutional campaigns to promote the theater’s mission, history, Board and staff leadership, new-play development, education programs, and special events.
Prepare PR kits for the press and coordinate press tickets, clippings, and review packets for each production and board meeting.
Support the writing and editing of all publications, including programs, e-newsletters, and website copy.
Coordinate copy and images (photos and artwork) to enhance all publications.
Work closely with all departments to ensure timely flow of information and integration of communications objectives. Create and distribute talking points and fact sheets to Board and staff members as necessary.
Other duties, as required

QUALIFICATIONS:
Must be a confident communicator and presenter
Strong writing, editing, proofreading, layout and design, professional printing/publishing skills are essential, including ability to present concepts verbally.
Must possess excellent organizational and planning skills
Superior project management and time management skills
A wide degree of creativity and latitude
Strong knowledge and understanding of current trends in digital media/social media
Self motivated with a positive and professional approach to management
At least five years experience in communications, marketing, social media and/or public relations, preferably in the performing arts
Bachelor’s degree required.

APPLICATIONS
Candidates should submit a letter of intention, a detailed resume (with a list of references) to RestorationART@restorationplaza.org; no phone calls please. SUBJECT LINE MUST READ: Attn: Communications Manager Search

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ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGER FOR YELLOWMAN

To support the continued growth of RestorationART’s Billie Holiday Theatre, the Assistant Stage Manager reports directly to the Production Stage Manager and Production Manager of RestorationART and collaborates with him/her to run the rehearsal, tech and performance process of YELLOWMAN by Dael Orlandersmith and directed by Timothy Douglas. This includes:

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
This role supports the Production Stage Manager with all of the Production’s responsibilities and upkeep. This can include attending production meetings, running rehearsals, clerical organization, and insuring the smooth execution of the rehearsals, tech and performances. The Assistant Stage Manager is a part of the Management team of the production and so it is imperative that this candidate is punctual, flexible and one who takes initiative. The Assistant Stage Manager is expected to be able to run the rehearsal room if needed and be as well versed about the production as the PSM.

DUTIES INCLUDE, BUT NOT LIMITED TO:
Assisting prep for the first day of rehearsal (Copies, taping floor, hospitality set up, call board, etc)
Supervising and overseeing all backstage operations and safety procedures during tech and performances, run the deck and crew during such times.
Assisting the Production Stage Manager in executing the daily and weekly schedules and staying on top of deadlines.
Preparing the rehearsal room, hospitality and rehearsal props/ furniture daily according to the ground plan and needs of the play. This includes breakdown and clean up at the end of day as well.
Being on book and producing Line notes, as requested.
Distributing paperwork and maintaining updates on the call boards and changes to scheduling as it relates to the Production.
Updating initial paperwork provided by the Production Stage Manager like the scenic breakdowns, preset tracking and other forms related to the run of show.
Other tasks may apply as delegated by the Production Stage Manager.

PROFESSIONAL REQUIREMENTS
Has at least three (3) years of professional experience in production and Stage Management in a non-profit organization, theater company or arts organization or institution; and/or Has a degree in theater (Stage Management, Technical Theater, or a related degree) with a broad and deep knowledge base of technical theater, stagecraft and Stage Management.
Proficient in Office, including Word and Excel.
Demonstrated ability to oversee actors and crew.
Basic knowledge of AEA rules, procedures, and regulations.
Proven ability to consistently work well with others, demonstrating at all times respect for the diverse constituencies at Restoration and within the cultural and arts landscape of Central Brooklyn and beyond.
Proven experience in executing production tasks and expectations.

CRITICAL COMPETENCIES FOR SUCCESS:
Personally committed to RestorationART’s mission, goals and objectives;
Displays discipline, punctuality and leadership while representing the production
Ability to conceive of new approaches to solving problems
Positive approach to embracing change
Strong communication and presentation skills
An ethical individual with outstanding human qualities, able to relate to diverse
audiences; must impart trust, integrity, sensitivity, tolerance and motivate others in a
similar vein;
Politically savvy, with the ability to translate knowledge and connections into action;
Accessible and gracious; someone who values transparency, has a good sense of people
and a good sense of humor;

 

APPLICATIONS
Candidates should submit a letter of intention, a detailed resume (with a list of references) to RestorationART@restorationplaza.org; no phone calls please. SUBJECT LINE MUST READ: Attn: Assistant Stage Manager Search

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Production and Administrative Coordinator

To support the continued growth of RestorationART, the Production and Administrative Coordinator has a co-reporting structure directly to the Director of Operations and Administration and the Production Manager of RestorationART to support the production and administrative day-to-day tasks of RestorationART, which include:

Roles and Responsibilities

Understand the details of all events through the documentation of a developed line schedule.
Coordinate all requirements/details with venue technical director/staff of pre-show, show and post-show events, including set up of mics, chairs, tables, projections, etc..
Onsite for all events to provide stage and/or house management support, as required.
Manage the comp list and VIP Seating in coordination with Lead Usher.
Develop, distribute, and update all production schedules across departments.
Manage artist hospitality and meal details on site, as well as coordinate artist ground transportation, including curb-to-curb delivery, vehicle rentals, reservations, etc.
Coordinating and disseminating all production information, distributing and maintaining production calendars, and tracking the distribution of all of the above information.
Maintaining each event’s production schedule. Updating as new information arrives and/or as directed.
Researching vendor pricing on production-related equipment rentals and purchases. Arranging for various production-related rentals and arranging timely and accurate returns of same.
Managing all master load-in and load-out schedules.
Supervising any seasonal production interns or temporary staff for backstage and front of house staff
Providing day-to-day administrative support to the Production Manager and Director of Operations, including phone coverage, database and file maintenance, minutes at meetings, etc.
Support Director of Operations with the processing and filing of contracts, check request forms and reimbursements.
Follow-up on the delivery of all online and vendor-based purchases and rentals.
Take daily inventory reports of all art spaces of necessary repairs, maintenance, etc.
Coordinate and track petty cash and petty cash receipts

PROFESSIONAL REQUIREMENTS

Has at least two (2) years of professional experience in a production and/or administrative capacity in a non-profit organization, theater company or arts organization or institution;
Proficient in Office, including Word and Excel
Proven ability to consistently work well with others, demonstrating at all times respect for the diverse constituencies at Restoration and within the cultural and arts landscape of Central Brooklyn and beyond.
Able to multi-task and thrives in a dynamic and evolving work environment

CRITICAL COMPETENCIES FOR SUCCESS:
Personally committed to RestorationART’s mission, goals and objectives;
Interpersonal style that empowers and builds collaborations, including demonstrated ability to focus collaborative efforts on the achievement of agreed outcomes within finite timeframes and budgets
Ability to conceive of new approaches to solving problems
Positive approach to embracing change
Strong communication and presentation skills
An ethical individual with outstanding human qualities, able to relate to diverse
audiences; must impart trust, integrity, sensitivity, tolerance and motivate others in a
similar vein.

APPLICATIONS
Candidates should submit a letter of intention, a detailed resume (with a list of references) to RestorationART@restorationplaza.org; no phone calls please. SUBJECT LINE MUST READ: Attn: Production and Administrative Coordinator Search