Thursday, October 29, 2015

Marketing and Events Internship - Winter 2016

Grand Rapids Civic Theatre - Marketing and Events Internship

Winter 2016

The Grand Rapids Civic Theatre’s mission: We are committed to enhance the cultural life of West Michigan by creating opportunities for people to enjoy live theatre performances using community artists, and to provide access to a comprehensive theatre arts education program for all ages.

Responsibilities/ Tasks include:

- Manage, support and/or assist with a range of specific events (e.g. Bright Lights on Civic, Back
  Stage Pass, Lunch & Learn, member & donor events, individual cultivation events, and other    
  activities)
- Assist in the research and cultivation of new sponsorship opportunities
- Assist with database management
- Provide support on development projects: including 2016-17 membership mailing, quarterly  
  newsletters, and show promotion to member/donors
- Monitor show attendances counts
- Write Press Releases
- Update community calendars for current and upcoming season
- Research play selections for promotional content
- Take meeting minutes
- Perform other duties as assigned


Knowledge and skill requirements:

- Strong written and oral communication skills
- Computer skills—Microsoft Office a plus
- Problem-solving, organization and time management skills
- Strong attention to detail
- Willingness to take initiative
- Ability to work in a collaborative setting as well as independently
- Ability to adapt and be flexible
- Knowledge of performances and classes available through GRCT
- Previous event planning and marketing experience preferred



Hours:

Internship will run from January to May 2016, approximately 15-24 hours a week (or what is needed to fulfill requirements for college credit.) Position will include some evening and weekend activities.

Compensation:

This is an unpaid position; internship must be completed for college credit.

Apply:

To apply for this position, please send cover letter & resume to events@grct.org by December 18.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

New class begins November 3


SCHOOL OF THEATRE ARTS

REGISTER NOW!
Classes tailored for children 4 years old to 1st grade begin on November 3, 2015
To register and for more information go tohttp://www.grct.org/education.html



Wednesday, October 14, 2015

GRAND RAPIDS CIVIC THEATRE is seeking to fill the following seasonal contract positions:



GRAND RAPIDS CIVIC THEATRE is seeking to fill the following seasonal contract positions:

TRAVELING TROUPE DIRECTOR
TRAVELING TROUPE MUSICAL DIRECTOR
TRAVELING TROUPE CHOREOGRAPHER
TRAVELING TROUPE STAGE MANAGER
TRAVELING TROUPE TOUR MANAGER

Now in its 26th year, the GRCT Traveling Troupe is an outreach program that brings a one hour theatrical performance to Grand Rapids Area schools free of charge.  The troupe consists of volunteer child & adult actors led by a creative team of professional artists.  The 2016 Traveling Troupe will audition in early January, rehearse 3-4 days a week in January/February, and perform once or twice a week from March until the first week of June.  


DIRECTOR is primarily responsible for preparing the production for public presentation.  Duties include, but are not limited to: defining the artistic vision for the production, communicating the vision to the production staff, casting the production, staging the production, and developing the performance event as a whole. 

MUSIC DIRECTOR is primarily responsible for preparing the musical aspect of the production. Duties include, but are not limited to: assisting in the casting process, vocally preparing the performers, coordinating efforts to create a performance backtrack (if one does not already exist).  

CHOREOGRAPHER is primarily responsible for preparing the dance & movement aspects of the production.  Duties include but are not limited to: assisting in the casting process, preparing & teaching choreography to performers, assisting the director with movement based character work.

STAGE MANAGER is primarily responsible for managing the backstage operations and performance of the production.  Duties include but are not limited to: assisting with the audition process, training & supervising any running crew, preparing the stage & backstage areas for rehearsal & performance, maintaining communication with cast, crew, production staff, and tour manager, supervising set up & tear down at each performance, and overseeing all technical aspects of the production.

TOUR MANAGER is primarily responsible for booking the Troupe’s performances and coordinating all performance needs/details with the venues (schools).  Duties include, but are not limited to: coordinating transportation needs for the performers and production elements (set/costumes/props/sound), assists in the creation and distribution of promotional materials and educational guides, communication between the troupe and each venue.  


Interested parties should send a cover letter indicating their desired position, and a resume with references to a.paris@grct.org. Please note that in some cases it might be possible to combine the Stage Manager and Tour Manager position.  Deadline to Apply: November 15, 2015

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