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General Manager

Job Description

The General Manager reports to and works directly with the Managing Director to oversee and support the general operations of the Theater. The General Manager’s responsibilities include acting as a collaborator on the producing team, negotiating and preparing contracts for all production personnel, production budgeting, acting as a liaison for all artist unions and the League of Resident Theaters (LORT). The General Manager is a member of Two River Theater’s senior management team and works closely with Finance and Operations as well all department heads to help guide the organization resulting in growth and stability.

 

About Two River Theater

Over the last 24 years, Two River Theater has been committed to creating great American theater by developing and producing work by some of the country’s leading artists. We are proud to be viewed as a vital cultural resource in the community of Red Bank, New Jersey. Through 10 theatrical productions each year (including world premieres, musicals, classics and theater for young audiences) and 50+ annual events happening around Monmouth County, we work hard to produce exceptional theater and cultivate engaged audiences. Two River celebrates and honors our core values of Artistic Excellence; Education and Community Engagement; Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion; and Operational  Excellence.

Anyone who joins our team quickly becomes part of putting all of our initiatives into action day in and day out. Two River Theater is under the leadership of Artistic Director John Dias and Managing Director Michael Hurst. 

Two River Theater is dedicated to the goal of building an equitable and culturally diverse work environment and strongly encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups.

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Perform a key role in the production process in collaboration with the producing team.
  • Negotiate and create appropriate contracts to engage all production personnel including, but not limited to, authors, actors, directors and designers.
  • Manage relationships with artist unions, including AEA, USA, SDC and other appropriate associations.
  • Act as liaison for the League of Resident Theaters (LORT).
  • Work closely with the Director of Production and Artistic Director to prepare and supervise annual production budgets.
  • Work closely with the Artistic and Production departments in coordinating certain production- related activities, including artist care.
  • Work with the Managing Director and Director of Finance to develop and implement TRT’s financial strategy including, but not limited to, annual budgeting and capital planning.
  • Work with the Director of Finance to assist in the day to day management and operations of the Theater’s finances, IT and Human Resources.
  • Work closely with the Director of Operations and Managing Director to oversee theater facility operations.
  • Work closely with Marketing Department on production related material content and sales strategies
  • Work closely with the Director of Marketing to oversee Box office and Front of House Activities.
  • Oversee and direct the activities of the TRT Safety & Emergency Preparedness Committee in partnership with Director of Operations and Front of House Manager.
  • Work closely with Executive Leadership and Senior Staff on the development and maintenance of an institutional Strategic Plan and Strategic Action Plan.
  • Support the development of TRT’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion initiatives as they relate to organizational priorities.
  • Provide leadership and logistical support for special projects as needed.

  • Qualifications:
  • Prior experience in general management and/or finance at similarly sized institutions.
  • Management experience at a LORT theater and familiarity with all LORT collective bargaining agreements  preferred.
  • Bachelor Degree required, preferably in Arts Administration/Theatre Management.
  • Should exhibit a high degree of organization, attention to details and ability to multitask
  • Possess exceptional oral and written communication skills.

    Compensation: Salary is commensurate with experience. Benefits package includes medical and vision insurance, flexible spending accounts, paid vacation, personal time and a 403 (b) retirement plan.

    To Apply: Candidates should submit a cover letter (include where you saw this job posting), a detailed resume and a list of 3+ references to Michael Hurst, Managing Director at mhurst@trtc.org. No phone calls please.

    Subject line should read: General Manager Position
    Application Deadline:  August 7, 2017

 

Development Associate

Job Description – July, 2017

About Two River Theater

Over the last 24 years, Two River Theater has been committed to creating great American theater by developing and producing work by some of the country’s leading artists. We are proud to be viewed as a vital cultural resource in the community of Red Bank, New Jersey. Through 10 theatrical productions each year (including world premieres, musicals, classics and theater for young audience productions) and 50+ annual events happening around Monmouth County, we work hard to produce exceptional theater and cultivate engaged audiences. Two River celebrates and honors our core values of Artistic Excellence; Education and Community Engagement; Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion; and Operational Excellence. Anyone who joins our team quickly becomes part of putting all of our initiatives into action day in and day out. Two River Theater is under the leadership of Artistic Director John Dias and Managing Director Michael Hurst.

Two River Theater is dedicated to the goal of building an equitable and culturally diverse work environment and strongly encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups.

Responsibilities

The Development Associate is responsible for helping to develop and manage Two River Theater’s (TRT) individual giving program and supporting the Director of Development in the engagement and building of individual donor relationships.  He or she will be responsible for administering TRT’s individual giving program, including prospect research, annual appeals, the cultivation and solicitation of individual donors, donor stewardship, and maintaining the donor data base.

In addition, the Development Associate will be responsible for assisting the Director of Development and Managing Director with administrative tasks related to the Board of Trustees and Development Committee.  He/she will report directly to the Director of Development.

Individual Giving

·         Work with Director of Development to manage an individual giving program to provide special access to the theater and Backstage Pass membership benefits for all Annual Fund donors.

·         Help manage a Stewardship Plan to ensure appropriate recognition of donors at all giving levels and cultivate major gifts by sending follow up letters, greeting cards, invitations to special events, and by making personal calls to thank donors.

·         Conduct ongoing individual prospect research of potential major donors and Board prospects, and prepare donor profiles.

·         Assist the Director of Development prepare for meetings and presentations to donors and donor prospects.

·         Organize planned giving initiatives and Legacy Society activities by helping to identify prospects and implement strategy.

·         Draft thank you letters, help produce donor materials, and manage all other ongoing correspondence with individual donors.

·         Coordinate with the Special Events Associate in the planning and execution of cultivation events and activities targeted to individual donors.

·         Research fundraising best practices and develop new stewardship opportunities and ideas.

·         Process all contributed income in the database, prepare daily Development Reports of gifts received, and process paperwork related to donations, including matching gifts.

 

Annual Appeals

·         Draft Annual Fund appeal and coordinate two to four direct mail solicitation letters/appeals each year.

·         Prepare quarterly Major Gift renewal letters and appeals to existing donors and prospects.

·         Track individual giving contributions, expenses and the response rates of appeals.

·         Draft thank you letters and manage other correspondence with individuals and event supporters as needed.

·         Maintain donor records in donor database and paper files, pull lists for mailings and analysis as needed, and prepare donor revenue reports to measure results against goals.

 

Other

·         Coordinate the theater’s Annual Report by working with other TRT departments, the graphic designer, and printer.

·         Collaborate with Director of Development and other Development Staff to manage relationships with major donors and Board members.

·         Schedule, provide meeting set-up, and take minutes at Board and Development Committee meetings.

·         Work with Director of Development to manage Development budget and track ongoing expenses.

·         Assist Special Events Associate with event activities as needed.

·         Help with other Development Department projects as requested.

 

Qualifications

·         Bachelor's degree required.

·         Strong written communication skills required. 

·         Should exhibit a high degree of organization, attention to details, and ability to multitask. 

·         Should be able to communicate clearly and professionally with theater patrons and donors.

·         Must be highly proficient with computers (especially Word and Excel).

·         Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

·         Ability to work on selected weekday and weekend evenings required.  

·         Previous experience in development and individual giving is desired.

·         Knowledge of theater, the arts and the local community is preferred.

 

Candidates should submit a cover letter and detailed resume to Jennifer Anderson, Director of Development by email, with Development Associate in the subject line, or mail to the address below.  No phone calls please.

 

Two River Theater Company

21 Bridge Avenue

Red Bank, NJ  07701

janderson@trtc.org   

 


Institutional Marketing Manager

Job Description

This position creates strategy driven marketing plans for Two River Theater’s institutional programs and revenue generators including, but not limited to subscription sales, group sales, venue rentals, education programs and fundraising campaigns and events. This is a full-time position within the marketing department, and reports to Two River Theater’s Director of Marketing.

 

About Two River Theater

Over the last 24 years, Two River Theater has been committed to creating great American theater by developing and producing work by some of the country’s leading artists. We are proud to be viewed as a vital cultural resource in the community of Red Bank, New Jersey. Through 10 theatrical productions each year (including world premieres, musicals, classics and theater for young audiences) and 50+ annual events happening around Monmouth County, we work hard to produce exceptional theater and cultivate engaged audiences. Two River celebrates and honors our core values of Artistic Excellence; Education and Community Engagement; Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion; and Operational Excellence. Anyone who joins our team quickly becomes part of putting all of our initiatives into action day in and day out. Two River Theater is under the leadership of Artistic Director John Dias and Managing Director Michael Hurst.

Two River Theater is dedicated to the goal of building an equitable and culturally diverse work environment and strongly encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups.

KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY:

1.         Candidate will create strategy driven marketing plans that will enable the institution to meet or exceed sales goals in the following areas:

o   Subscriptions

o   Group Sales

o   Summer Theater Camp

o   Monthly Master Classes

o   Venue Rentals

1A.  Marketing Plan umbrella duties include, but are not limited to, the following:

o   Direct Mail Campaigns: Oversee content creation, design, printing and mailing.

o   Digital Marketing Campaigns: Lead strategy for digital marketing campaigns. Provide content and campaign lists to Multi-Media Manager for use in email, Facebook and on website.

o   In-House Efforts: Lead strategy for in-house campaigns. Provide content and campaign lists to box officers, education and fundraising staff members for in-house telemarketing.

o   Receptions and Events:Plan, execute and host special events to increase loyalty among lapsed, current and potential patrons.

o   Press:Coordinate campaigns with Two River’s PR representatives to gain coverage for each institutional program.

2.     Candidate will create strategy driven marketing plans to support the development department’s              fundraising campaigns and events. The development team will implement plans based on strategy and                content suggestions.

3.     Candidate will work with marketing, box office, education and development teams to implement all         institutional campaigns.

4.     Candidate will monitor sales of all institutional campaigns, analyze trends and take initiative to call team               brainstorm meetings when needed.

5.     Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

·         2 plus years of experience in Arts Marketing and a love for theater.

·         Familiarity with analyzing sales trends and data

·         Highly creative and strategic thinker with a proven track record in creating and executing campaigns that generate sales and maximize return on investment.

·         Should exhibit a high degree of organization, attention to detail and ability to manage deadlines. 

·         Positive can-do attitude; ability to lead a project from conception to completion with no task being too large or small to accomplish.

·         Possess exceptional oral and written communication skills; must be able to write compelling and succinct marketing language as well as formal letters.

·         Outgoing personality and comfortable with public speaking; ability to represent the theater at events and conferences.

·         Capacity to work in a fast paced, collaborative environment.

·         Ability to work on selected weekday and weekend evenings required.


Compensation:  Salary is commensurate with experience. Benefits package includes medical and vision insurance, flexible spending accounts, paid vacation, personal time and a 403 (b) retirement plan.

To Apply: Candidates should submit a letter of intention (including where you saw this job posting), detailed resume and list of 2-3 references to Courtney Schroeder, Director of Marketing at cschroeder@trtc.org.
No phone calls please.

Subject line should read: Institutional Marketing Manager

Application Deadline:July 21/2017
 



SEASONAL JOB OPENINGS

This area will be updated should any seasonal roles become available.
 

 



ASSISTANTSHIPS

This area will be updated should any assistantships become available.

 


PART TIME JOB OPENINGS

 

Education: Two River Theater, a LORT D producing theater in Red Bank NJ seeks professionally experienced and dependable theater teaching artists for periodic outreach programs on a rolling basis. Teaching Artists will incorporate the arts in schools using the work on our stage.  Applicants should have extensive experience teaching theater to grades 4-12. Experience teaching Shakespeare, as well as in-school workshops, should be noted. Teaching artists need patience, a good sense of humor, intelligence and a sincere desire to inspire and make a difference.  Email photo/resume, cover letter including philosophy on theater education, and two references to Kate Cordaro, Director of Education, at kate@trtc.org.

 


 

OVER HIRE WORK

Two River Theater Company always welcomes resumes for carpenters, scenic artists, props, costume, lighting, and sound technicians interested in part time, over hire work. Please send materials to Will Cruttenden (Associate Production Manager) at wcruttenden@trtc.org.



INTERNSHIPS

Internships are only available in the following areas. Duration of internships vary. Please send an email with resume and cover letter. No phone calls please.

 

Box Office: Gain experience in customer service and Theater Manager Ticketing Software. Must be detail oriented and possess strong computer and typing skills. A friendly attitude and experience in customer service a must. Flexible schedule is a plus. Send cover letter and resume to Michele Klinsky at mklinsky@trtc.org.
 

 



CASTING AND AUDITIONS

Two River is a LORT-D, Equity theater. Auditions for our productions are by appointment only, with the exception of Equity Principal Auditions, which are posted on www.actorsequity.org.
 

For more information on casting and auditions, please click here.
 


DIRECTORS AND DESIGNERS
 

Resumes may be submitted to Stephanie Coen, Associate Artistic Director at scoen@trtc.org