Northern Stage, a LORT D 240 seat regional theater in White River Junction, VT, is seeking production Staff for its 2022-2023 season. Northern Stage produces a mainstage season, an education season, a New Works festival, and 4-6 other events year-round. 

Current open positions: Cutter Draper, Paints and Props Apprentice, Costumes and Wardrobe Apprentice. 

Northern Stage, a LORT D 240 seat regional theater in White River Junction, VT, seeks a Spotlight Operator for their production of Spring Awakening. Northern Stage produces a mainstage season, an education season, a New Works festival, and 4-6 other events year-round. This position will run a spotlight through the performance run and assist the Master Electrician and Assistant Master Electrician with electrics notes through the tech process. This position will be supervised by the ME.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Run a spotlight for tech and performances.
  • Maintain notes on spot paperwork for update by AME.
  • Assist with general electrics notes throughout the tech and performance process. 

Qualifications:

  • Knowledge/experience running a spotlight.
  • Knowledge of Conventional Dimming and Lighting Fixtures maintenance and operation preferred.
  • Knowledge of Intelligent LED fixtures preferred.
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, collaborative, and communication skills.
  • Ability to work on ladders, in lifts, and at heights of up to 21’ on a tension mesh grid.

Compensation: $15/hr with overtime at time and a half

Contract Dates: 9/21/22-10/23/22 (Possible run extension through 10/30/22)

Job Type: Full time with nights and weekends as show run requires

Local Housing and Round Trip Travel Provided

To apply,  submit the following materials through  Submittable (https://northernstage.submittable.com/submit/236527/spring-awakening-spotlight-operator) or to the Production Manager (hrooker@northernstage.org):

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Two (2) professional references

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.

MANAGING DIRECTOR

The Managing Director leads Northern Stage as a co-equal with Producing Artistic Director, Carol Dunne.  Northern Stage, in its 25th year of programming, is a dynamic LORT-D professional theater with a budget of $4 million in White River Junction, Vermont.  The theater resides near Dartmouth College at the crossroads of Vermont and New Hampshire and serves a passionate theater-going community with a mission to “Change lives, one story at a time.”  The Managing Director will oversee the company’s financial, administrative, and business operations.

The Managing Director reports directly to the Board of Directors, as does the Producing Artistic Director.  Direct reports to the Managing Director include the General Manager, Director of Development, Director of Sales and Marketing and the Special Projects Manager.  The Producing Artistic Director and Managing Director work closely on all marketing and development strategies, with the Producing Artistic Director setting the branding and artistic vision for marketing strategy.

Northern Stage’s Managing Director will be a “yes. . . and” leader, supporting this unique company with patience and fairness.  They will be a strong leader of Anti-Racism and passionately continue the diversification of the company.  They will put the company and the audiences first, making decisions that serve the greater good.  They will support risk taking and the knowledge that visionary art leads a world class institution.  They will have a good sense of humor, a strong belief in the power of theater to change lives, and an attitude of flexibility in supporting a company that aspires to do great things.  They will be resilient and able to overcome obstacles with the knowledge that Northern Stage can and must continue to thrive at a time when the theater industry has been deeply challenged.

Key Roles and Responsibilities Include:

  • Together with the Producing Artistic Director create a world class theater company in a setting that intriguingly combines the rural and the sophisticated.
  • Work with the Producing Artistic Director and the company to achieve Anti-Racist goals and implement strong Anti-Racist support systems.
  • Lead the development of an annual budget (including the development of an annual salary/staffing/housing plan) based on sound revenue projections. Manage the budget using accurate and efficient financial management tools and techniques. Control expenditures, create forecasting models and scenario plans, and maintain consistent financial analysis of the organization.
  • Work with the Producing Artistic Director to support the development of an artistic plan for Northern Stage that includes the annual mainstage season, an outdoor summer season, the development of new plays and musicals, Off-Broadway residencies and workshops, a broad education program and other programming.
  • Support the Producing Artistic Director’s leadership of programs for the Helen Gurley Brown Foundation with financial oversight and administrative leadership.
  • Attend Board meetings and committee meetings as appropriate and as requested by the Chair of the Board. Act as a staff leader on Finance & Board Development Board Committees, as well as other ad-hoc committees (Strategic Framework, Communications, Housing) as appropriate.
  • Supervise Northern Stage’s development department, including strategy and direct prospect cultivation and solicitation for the capital campaign and annual development activities of the company.
  • With the Development Director and the Special Projects Manager, oversee the fundraising for and design and implementation of workforce housing on Gates Street. This new 30-unit housing development will help to alleviate statewide housing shortages while improving the lives of the Northern Stage staff and artists.
  • Manage office staff in a positive and nurturing way, practicing radical mentorship and encouraging a healthy work-life balance.
  • Provide overall leadership for the sales and marketing efforts of the organization, including audience development, media, sales, public relations, publications, growth strategies for all earned income, and institutional marketing.
  • Oversee and guide facilities, equipment and/or furnishings maintenance, upkeep to ensure code compliance and adherence to safety standards as prescribed by OSHA and collective bargaining partners. Direct the work of the staff responsible for facilities, equipment and/or furnishings. Make decisions or recommendations regarding rentals, new purchases or replacements of existing facilities, equipment, or furnishings.
  • With the Producing Artistic Director, take an active role as an advocate in the community, and with the Producing Artistic Director, serve as the public face of the company.
  • With the Producing Artistic Director and Board representatives stimulate the development of a strategic plan that supports visionary work while building a sustainable financial future.
  • Support the Producing Artistic Director who serves as the key negotiator for all contracts on behalf of Northern Stage, including those for production rights, tours and Off- Broadway transfers and any Northern Stage activities offsite, and in a supervisory role for individuals should department heads need support.
  • With the Producing Artistic Director, take an active role as a key representative of the organization on the national stage, with the League of Resident Theaters, Theater Communications Group, and other national and international networks and persons.

Job Type: Full time, with some nights and weekends required

Contract Dates: To be determined with successful candidate.

Compensation: LORT-D competitive salary

Benefits: Dental, Vision, Life insurance, Accident insurance, Health Coverage, PTO, and moving stipend

How to apply: Submit the following materials via Submittable:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Three (3) professional references

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.

Northern Stage in White River Junction, VT seeks a part-time House Manager for our upcoming main stage production of Spring Awakening in the Byrne Theater. Northern Stage is a LORT D regional theater, producing six mainstage showings a season, an education season, a New Works festival, and 4-6 other events year-round in both the Courtyard and Byrne Theater.

The House Manager is the caretaker of the audience before, during, and after public performances. This position will work closely with 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. Our protocols are subject to change as advised by the CDC and arts organizations. 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 at a time and being exposed to the unpredictable outdoor weather elements of Vermont.

This is a part-time (approximately 20-30 hours a week), seasonal position beginning September 21 and running through October 23, with hours scheduled during the week/ weekend. An additional House Management opportunity is also available from November 22 through January 1, 2023.

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.

Sales and Marketing Assistant

Northern Stage, a LORT D regional theater in White River Junction, VT, with two theaters seeks a Sales and Marketing Assistant for a full-time, year-round position in a fast-paced Sales and Marketing Department. This position will assist all Sales & Marketing efforts, coordinate Marketing strategies from the Development department, and spend time as a Box Office representative during select performances and shifts. The Sales and Marketing Assistant will work closely with the Director of Sales and Marketing, the Audience Services Manager, the Sales and Marketing Associate, and members of the Development Department.

Responsibilities & Qualifications:

  • Sell and process ticket sales and fulfill subscriptions with exceptional customer service – over the phone and in person.
  • Keep up with high volume of phone calls, voicemails, and emails and ensure timely responses.
  • Aid with Front-of-House responsibilities during select performances – distributing tickets, troubleshooting on the spot, etc… – Must be able to think quickly on your feet in a calm, professional manner with the goal of making patrons happy.
  • Create and design email blasts in Mailchimp.
  • Assist with creating graphics to be used on social media and/or email blasts.
  • Brainstorm ideas with the marketing team for marketing each show + assist in execution of ideas.
  • Manage event calendar listings for each show.
  • Assist in calling campaigns as needed.
  • Film archive footage and b-roll for all productions.
  • Create videos for social media or email blasts as needed.
  • Maintain patron database to ensure data integrity.
  • Maintain accurate account of patron vouchers and gift cards.
  • Aid in Development Marketing efforts for donor events:
    • Design email and print event invitations.
    • Aid in the design and copy of brochures (Director’s Circle and Producer’s Club).
    • Photograph donor events when needed.
  • Plus others duties as assigned by the Director of Sales and Marketing.
    Must be able to multitask and prioritize in a fast-paced, constantly changing environment.
  • Comfort with Adobe Creative Cloud, familiarity with ticketing systems, and a sense of humor a plus.

Job Type Full time (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) in person position with some nights, weekends and holidays required.

Contract Dates: 9/19/2022 - 5/31/23. Annual contracts negotiated.

Compensation: $15/h + overtime paid at time and a half

Benefits: Dental, Vision, Life insurance, and PTO. Subsidized housing available for rent through Northern Stage, all utilities included.

How to apply:  Submit the following materials via Submittable:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter

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

Development and Marketing Assistant

Northern Stage, a LORT D 240 seat regional theater in White River Junction, VT, seeks a Development and Marketing Assistant for a full-time, year-round position. This position will serve as the liaison between the Sales/Marketing & Development Departments, and will also spend some time as a box office representative during select performances. The Development and Marketing Assistant will work closely with the Director of Sales and Marketing and the Director of Development.

Sales & Marketing Responsibilities & Qualifications::

  • Sell and process ticket sales and fulfill subscriptions with exceptional customer service – over the phone and in person.
  • Keep up with high volume of phone calls, voicemails, and emails and ensuring everyone is being responded back to within 24 hours of reaching out.
  • Help with front of house during select performances – handing out tickets, troubleshooting on the spot – being able to think quickly on your feet in a calm, professional manner with the goal of making patrons happy.
  • Create and design email blasts in Mailchimp.
  • Pull reports for email campaigns.
  • Assist with creating graphics to be used on social media and/or email blasts.
  • Brainstorm ideas with marketing team for marketing each show + assist in execution of ideas.
  • Manage event calendar listings for each show.
  • Assist in calling campaigns as needed.
  • Film archive footage and b-roll for shows.
  • Create videos for social media or email blasts as needed.
  • Maintain patron database to ensure all contact information is correctly formatted and free of errors.
  • Qualify ticket orders.
  • Maintain accurate account of patron vouchers and gift cards.

Development Responsibilities & Qualifications:

  • Aid in development marketing efforts for donor events:
    • Design email and print event invitations .
    • Aid in the design and copy of brochures (Director’s Circle and Producer’s Club).
    • Photograph donor events.
    • Create videos for social media or email blasts as needed.
    • Aid in managing RSVPs for events.
  • Donor relations – aid in calling and mailing campaigns as needed .
  • Administrative duties:
    • Processing check donations weekly
    • Managing the weekly deposit for regular donations (and Act II donations if RA is not in office) – close attention to detail & must have strong organizational skills.
    • creating and printing acknowledgement letters and address labels
      • Microsoft Word proficiency – mail merge.
  • Research grants & foundations for Director of Development that NS may be eligible for.
  • Research what other LORT theaters are doing to ensure we are on par
  • In-Kind donor outreach as needed.
  • Must be able to multitask and prioritize in a fast-paced, constantly changing environment.
  • Familiarity with ticketing systems and a sense of humor a plus.

Job Type Full time, with some nights and weekends required

Contract Dates: 6/1/2022 - 5/29/23. Negotiable start time. Annual contracts negotiated.

Compensation: $15/h + overtime paid at time and a half

Benefits: Dental, Vision, Life insurance, and PTO. Subsidized housing available for rent through Northern Stage, all utilities included.

How to apply:  Submit the following materials via Submittable:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Three (3) professional references

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

DEPARTMENT: Education

Northern Stage in White River Junction, VT seeks knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and playful individuals to serve as Teaching Artists in our BridgeUP: Theater in the Schools Program for Spring 2022. This Program serves 4th-6th grade students in New Hampshire and Vermont public schools, and consists of a 5 week in-person residency where teaching artists introduce, cast, and rehearse a 30 minute cut of a Shakespeare play with the students. This culminates in a performance at both the schools and at Northern Stage. All curriculum is provided for you.

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

  • Attend all Teaching Artist trainings - these are held weekly throughout the Program’s duration
  • Teach in 2 schools for approximately 4 - 5 hours a week each
  • Collaborate and organize casting, logistics, and preparations with your teaching partner outside of teaching hours

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • College degree or at least 2 years experience in theater performance/production or arts education
  • Enthusiasm for working with children
  • Ability to work as part of a teaching team of two
  • Ability to maintain grace under pressure and to keep up a positive attitude
  • Valid driver’s license preferred

Contract Dates: 04/22/22 - 6/4/22

Compensation: $500/week including housing and transportation

Job Type: Part Time for 5 weeks

HOW TO APPLY

Please submit a headshot, and an acting and/or teaching resume, to Kate Kenney, Director of BridgeUP, 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/education.

Ends on July 1, 2022

BOLD Ventures is a program funded by the Helen Gurley Brown Pussycat Foundation to offer grants to artists to develop new and innovative work for the American theater. Proposals for grants will be accepted beginning May 20, 2022 for the 2022-2023 and beyond theater seasons (we recognize timelines are longer due to  COVID-19.) The grants are in the range of $3,000 to $10,000 per project.

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

- If you qualify for our Sliding Scale, please fill out the form below to take advantage of our tuition support. 

- You will be required to submit EITHER Pay Stubs for the last 90 days OR the first two pages of the parents'/guardians' most recent federal income tax return. Without these documents we will not be able to process your submission.

- If you believe you qualify for further financial aide, you may provide information about additional circumstances we should consider in our optional statement of need.

- Northern Stage uses the Vermont Department for Children and Families Child Care Financial Assistance Sliding Fee Scales as a guideline.

- Once submitted, your responses are valid through June 1, 2023 and will apply to all programs you participate in.

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 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.

2022-23 Boot Camp Scholarship Application
Scholarship dollars are available for Boot Camp students currently enrolled in college or recently graduated high school seniors planning to attend college for the 2022 fall semester. These funds are made possible through the generous support of the Helen Gurley Brown Foundation. Scholarship dollars are meant to assist Boot Camp students in progressing through the collegiate experience, minimizing student debt, and supporting the goal of graduating in four years. Scholarships come from a renewable grant and will be awarded on a year-by-year basis, distributed according to financial need.

Application & Support Materials
To apply for Boot Camp scholarship funding, please submit the following materials to Jaclyn Pageau, Education Manager, through Submittable (all applicants):
● Scholarship Application
● Statement of Need
● Parents’/Guardians’ 2021 joint federal income tax return 1040 or 1040EZ
● Copy of Parents’/Guardians’ most recent pay stub
ONLY Current College Students with at least 1 school year left in the Fall of 2022:
● Proof of enrollment statement or certificate from your Registrar’s office
● Financial Aid Award Letter from the Institution in which you are enrolled
ONLY Current High School Seniors attending college in the Fall of 2022:
● Admit Letter from Institution  you will be attending
● Most Recent Financial Aid Award Letter from Institution you will be attending
*Dissemination of awards to current high school seniors will be withheld until final proof of enrollment/registration at your chosen school are provided to Northern Stage.

Please Note: Requests for aid without the requested documentation will not be considered. A completed application does not guarantee granting of assistance. Applications will be kept confidential and will be reviewed by a panel of staff and community members.
Application materials MUST be received by Sunday, May 15, 2022 in order to be eligible. You will be notified by Monday, June 6,  2022 on the status of your application, including any funding awarded to you. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Education Manager, Jaclyn Pageau at jpageau@northernstage.org.

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