Northern Stage in White River Junction, VT seeks a part-time House Manager for our 2021-22 Season. Northern Stage is a LORT D regional theater, producing six mainstage showings a season, and will be producing one education department production between the months of December and early January (2021-22) in the Byrne Theatre.

The House Manager is the caretaker of the audience before, during and after public performances. This position will work closely with the volunteer usher teams and the Audience Services Manager to provide exceptional and efficient customer service to Northern Stage’s patrons.  Ideal candidates are energetic self-starters with a strong sense of teamwork and people skills. Active problem-solving and customer service acumen are essential.  Responsibilities include ensuring patron safety and well-being, ticketing and seating patrons, attending to patron questions and concerns, selling and tracking concessions, assisting the Box Office with ticket sales, enforcing Covid safety guidelines, ensuring house cleanliness and orderliness, and coordinating a team of volunteer ushers.

Additionally, the House Manager will coordinate with the Production Stage Manager to facilitate the timely start of all performances. This is a high-energy position in a fast-paced environment.

Due to COVID-19, the responsibilities for this position are outside of the normal scope of work as we make our way back to full operation. The health and safety of Northern Stage employees is and will continue to be our top priority.

We believe the most important and impactful art is made when we consider and commit to inclusion, diversity, equity, and access both on and off of our stage. We highly encourage folks who are Black, Native or Indigenous, People of Color, Queer or Trans, Poor or Working Class, Disabled, Young, Elderly, and/or who speak English as a second language to apply.

Qualifications:

  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Polite, personable and professional demeanor
  • Detail-oriented
  • Proficient at multitasking
  • Experience with Patron Manager and other CRM programs is a plus
  • Prior customer service experience is a plus
  • Familiarity with Google Suite
  • Experience managing a team a plus
  • Must be comfortable standing for long periods

This is a part-time (approximately 20-30 hours a week), seasonal position beginning December 1st and running through January 2nd, with hours scheduled during the week/ weekend. Additionally, hours are scheduled on Dec. 24th & 26th, and Dec. 31st- Jan. 2nd, 2022.


HOW TO APPLY
Please submit the following materials to Ryan Klink, Director of Sales and Marketing, through Submittable:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter

To learn more about Northern Stage, please visit our website: www.northernstage.org. No phone calls, please.

DEPARTMENT: Production- Paints

REPORTS TO:  Production Management & Scenic Charge

SUMMARY:

Northern Stage in White River Junction, VT seeks an experienced scenic artist for its 2021/2022 season. Northern Stage is a LORT D 240 seat regional theater, producing a 6-show mainstage season between the months of August - May, plus educational programs, a New Works Festival, and 4-6 other events year-round. The Scenic Artist will work closely with the Scenic Charge Artist and will assist in coordinating all paint-related activities leading up to load in.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Assist the Scenic Charge in executing all paint techniques needed for each production, including carving,  faux finishes, texturing, and creating large 20’x50’ drops.
  • Help to strike and change over technical elements for each production.
  • Keep the paint shop and work areas clean and safe, helping to maintain tools and inventory.
  • Act as part of a run crew as needed.
  • Provide support for events outside the mainstage and education seasons.
  • Support other production departments as needed, and promote a safe and healthy work/learning environment alongside other staff and apprentices.

Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of theatrical scenic painting and surface treatments.
  • Ability to read construction drawings and paint elevations.
  • Capacity to solve problems and good communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and in collaboration with others.
  • Ability to prioritize, multi-task, and work quickly and accurately with attention to detail.
  • Proficiency in usage, cleaning, care, and maintenance of all paint tools.
  • Proficiency in color matching, carving, faux finishes, texturing, marbling, and wood graining.
  • Comfortable working at heights exceeding 20 feet in a lift and on a tension mesh grid.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Ability to safely lift 75lbs.
  • Availability to work over-night calls.


COMPENSATION: $15/h (+ Overtime paid at time and a half.)
CONTRACT DATES: 10/11/21-5/17/22

JOB TYPE: Full time. Standard work days are Monday – Friday, 9:00am-5:30pm, but expect to                              work some nights and weekends as the schedule requires

BENEFITS:  Dental, Vision, Life insurance, and Paid Time Off.

Neighboring housing is available for rent through Northern Stage.


HOW TO APPLY

To apply,  submit the following materials through  Submittable.

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Three (3) professional references
  • Portfolio or samples of previous work


We believe the most important and impactful art is made when we consider and commit to inclusion, diversity, equity and access both on and off of our stage. We highly encourage folks who are Black, Native or Indigenous, People of Color, Queer or Trans, Poor or Working Class, Disabled, Young, Elderly, and/or who speak English as a second language to apply. To learn more about Northern Stage, please visit our website: www.northernstage.org. No phone calls please.

Department: Development

Reports To: Director of Development

Position Purpose:

To secure and steward restricted and unrestricted gifts from assigned individuals, believed capable of making gifts over $5,000 in support of Northern Stage’s fundraising priorities, and to work with the Director of Development and other staff to increase Northern Stage’s visibility in the Upper Valley and beyond.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent experience) with two years of development experience
  • Demonstrated experience soliciting and closing gifts of $5,000 and up
  • Ability to set goals strategically and oversee execution
  • Ability to meet specific fundraising metrics and deadlines
  • Ability to work with Northern Stage colleagues, Board and Committee members, and volunteers
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of multiple teams
  • Strong organizational skills combined with individual initiative
  • Strong analytical and planning skills
  • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential matters with appropriate discretion

Key Accountabilities:

  • With the direction of the Director of Development, develops and implements comprehensive qualification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship strategies for approximately 150?? Individual prospects, including corporate partners. Secures major gifts at the $5,000 to $50,000 level with the goal of raising $500,000 annually. Qualifies identified prospects through individual visits, adding individuals to overall pipeline. Promotes maximum involvement with and giving to Northern Stage, including campaign priorities, annual, and planned gifts from identified portfolio of prospects. Devises individualized involvement/engagement strategies for all prospects using “top-down” approach to ensure that highest rated prospects receive the most attention. Schedules appointments and oversees the preparation of necessary materials, including campaign documents and funding proposals for all assigned prospects. Identifies prospects to participate in specific Northern Stage events, committees, or other programs that promote the cultivation process. Plans and oversees occasional development events of varying scale. Ensures stewardship is provided to donors on existing endowment and current-use funds. Responds quickly and effectively to strategic opportunities for increasing prospect engagements.  80%
  • Works in conjunction with the Director to establish performance goals in assigned development areas: monitors progress against goals and devises strategies to ensure success in meeting goals, metrics, and benchmarks.  10%
  • Articulates and implements strategies for communicating with donors and advocates the needs of Northern Stage to assigned prospects; drafts and customizes company correspondence, proposals and other written materials for all assigned prospects.  10%
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Compensation is $45,000-$53,000 annually, based on experience. This is a full time, salaried position beginning ASAP. Subsidized housing is also available for lease through Northern Stage.

HOW TO APPLY

please submit a cover letter, resume, 3 professional references and 2 writing samples in PDF format to Robin Caissie, Director of Development, via Submittable: 

We believe the most important and impactful art is made when we consider and commit to inclusion, diversity, equity and access both on and off of our stage. We highly encourage folks who are Black, Native or Indigenous, People of Color, Queer or Trans, Poor or Working Class, Disabled, Young, Elderly, and/or who speak English as a second language to apply. To learn more about Northern Stage, please visit our website: www.northernstage.org. No phone calls please.

Thank you for considering registering for Education Programs at Northern Stage.

- If you are requesting a scholarship, you must complete this application.
- Acceptance decisions are not affected by the financial aid requests.
- Northern Stage requires all financial aid applicants to submit the first two pages of the parents'/guardians' most recent federal income tax return. Requests for aid without the requested documentation will not be considered.
- You may provide information about additional circumstances we should consider.
- Financial aid is based on need.
- Northern Stage uses the Vermont Department for Children and Families Child Care Financial Assistance Sliding Fee Scales as a guideline when distributing financial aid (see the linked PDF for reference); however, funds are limited and must be spread among qualified applicants. We may also take into account special circumstances.
- A completed application does not guarantee granting of assistance.

Scholarship Deadlines:
YES Main Stage Days, YES Jr., & The Skin of Our Teeth: Friday, August 13th

You will be notified as soon as we have reached a decision on your application.

You will not be asked to pay tuition in full until the status of your scholarship application has been finalized and communicated to you. You may be asked to pay a deposit to hold your place.


Applications may be submitted through this Submittable form, postal mail, or email:

Mail:
Northern Stage
Attn: Jaclyn Pageau
76 Gates Street
White River Junction, VT 05001

Email:
jpageau@northernstage.org

If you have any questions or concerns please contact Education Manager, Jackie Pageau, at jpageau@northernstage.org.

Hello BOLD Ventures recipients!  Please help us to evaluate the effectiveness of the BOLD Ventures grant at your theater by submitting this form within 60 days of your project's public showing.  If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact us at cdunne@northernstage.org and bold@northernstage.org.

Hello adVenturers! Please help us to evaluate the effectiveness of the BOLD Ventures grant at your theater by submitting this form within 60 days of your project's public showing.  If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact me at cdunne@northernstage.org

About BOLD Ventures

An offering of the BOLD Theater Women’s Leadership Circle, BOLD Ventures is a new program funded by the Helen Gurley Brown Foundation that offers micro-grants to artists and small organizations to develop new and innovative work for the American theater. Applications are by invitation only; however, we do accept unsolicited Letters of Intent from artists who wish to receive an application.

2021 Grant Overview

BOLD Ventures grants are in the range of $5,000 to $10,000 per project. Grants above $10,000 will only be awarded in extraordinary circumstances. The grant may cover no more than one half of project expenses.

Applications for the 2021 BOLD Ventures grant cycle will open April 1 and close May 21; grant award recipients will be notified by mid-June, with funds disbursed by early July. Grant activities must be completed within one year of the disbursement of funds (July 2022).

Projects must be theater pieces, programs or initiatives, and should fulfill one of the following artistic goals: take risks in form or content; shine new light on our socio-political climate; or prioritize access for a wide audience.  Projects must have a public showing within one year of grant approval.  The Helen Gurley Brown Foundation is most interested in supporting projects and artists for whom these grant funds will be pivotal and not just supplementary.

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible BOLD Ventures applicants include:

  • Independent artists, but please note: grant funds can only be disbursed to independent artists through a non-profit organization or a fiscal sponsor.
  • Organizations with an annual operating budget of $1M or less.

Questions?  Email Emma Orme at bold@northernstage.org.

Thank you for submitting your play to Northern Stage.  We are a small theater without a literary department, so we are not able to read all submissions.  You will be contacted if we need further information but unfortunately cannot respond in depth about all of the work we receive.  


Thank you again for reaching out.