Black Nativity Music Director (MD)
is responsible for all musical aspects of the production. This individual must have a strong musical sense with traditional gospel, African and contemporary Christian music. In consultation with the producer and directors, the MD hires the rehearsal pianist and the orchestra musicians appropriate to play for Black Nativity. The MD must have strong conducting ability. The MD must be able to chart music and score the correct key for singers that are cast in the show. Playing by ear or instinctual musical understanding is a plus. The MD will work with the directors of the Black Nativity to audition singers and make recommendations for casting. The MD will schedule music rehearsals with the directors, choreographer and stage manager. The MD will lead music rehearsals and musicians. The MD will work with the sound designer and be available during load in and tech. The MD will attend production meetings. The MD will commit to music directing during all performances. December 16, 17, and 18, 2018.
Basic Skills Needed:
- Strong musical sense
- Strong conducting ability
- Ability to teach
- Knowledge of the gospel style, music theory and history of The Black Nativity
- Strong interpersonal skills
- Strong communication skills
- Strong organizational skills
- Strong supervisory skills
Applications are currently being accepted. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 919-215-0889 for more information.
Job Posting: Producing Artistic Director, The Justice Theater Project
The Justice Theater Project, (JTP) the Triangle’s premiere social justice theater company, is seeking a Producing Artistic Director. Located primarily in Raleigh, North Carolina, JTP has been producing professional theater since 2004, has an operating budget of over $400,000 and reaches 9,000 patrons each year through main stage productions, an annual holiday production, staged readings and youth summer theater camps.
The Producing Artistic Director is responsible for conceiving, developing, and implementing the artistic vision of this mission driven community resource. This includes major decisions about the ongoing development of the aesthetic values and artistic and educational programming, in collaboration with the Executive Producer, Board of Directors, and appropriate committees.
He/she will be accountable for continuing to elevate the quality and breadth of programming and all aspects of the organization’s artistic administration, including partnership development and production. The Producing Artistic Director reports to the Executive Producer; the position is three-quarter time and does not include health care benefits.
• Conceives, develops and implements the artistic vision and strategy with a focus on the topic of social concern, season of shows, selection of artists, creative teams
• Articulates the role of the company within the cultural fabric of the city, county and state
• Ensures artistic programming and company activities reflect an appropriate multicultural experience
• Oversees the recruitment, hiring and development of artistic staff, including, but not limited to: actors, designers, production personnel, playwrights and directors
• Directs show(s) of their choice each season
• Participates in the company’s activities through artistic practice
• Participates in the artistic and cultural communities through advocacy, committee work, panels, workshops, etc.
• Participates in community events that elevate the profile of the company and its artists
• Works collaboratively with the Executive Producer to ensure day-to-day artistic operations of the company are effective and aligned with the company's mission, vision and strategic plan
• Participates in fundraising activities (fundraisers, grant writing, cultivating private sponsors)
• Assists in the creation of accurate and realistic budgets for every aspect of the company programming
• Writes all materials which describe the company's artistic vision and content
• Negotiates and secures advantageous artistic partnerships for the company
• Supervises and mentors any junior staff and interns in artistic support activities
• Helps to devise and participates in outreach and audience development activities related to the company's production
• Together with the Executive Producer, negotiates and executes presenting, co-production and venue agreements
• Attend Board of Directors meetings, create monthly progress reports
• Liaison to the Artistic Committee
• Collaborates with the Education and Action Committee
• 7-10 years’ experience leading the artistic vision and programming of a nonprofit performing arts organization
• Demonstrates knowledge and proficiency of all aspects of production
• Commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to enthusiastically engage the community
• Strong knowledge of and relationships with local, regional, and national arts and culture organizations
• Enthusiastic public spokesperson, able to speak and write persuasively about the artistic vision of JTP
• A passion for the mission, vision and core values of JTP
MFA or equivalent work experience
Current resume highlighting nonprofit, artistic and technical theatre expertise
Video samples of two recent productions you have directed. One musical, one non-musical
Sample of artistic programming in a grant proposal
Video samples of recent productions highlighting you as an actor, dancer and/or singer (as applicable).
Approximately 30 hours per week. Will require work during evenings and weekends, weekday daytime staff meetings, and other duties as required.
Deadline to Apply: July 1, 2018
Email email@example.com to apply
Posted by: The Justice Theater Project
For more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Mission of JTP:
The mission of The Justice Theater Project is to produce compelling theater experiences that create community dialogue and give voice to social concerns.
The Vision of JTP:
The vision of The Justice Theater project is to connect, inspire and impact our community through engaging performing arts outreach, education and advocacy.
Core Values of JTP:
• Diversity, inclusion and equity
• Dignity, humility and respect
• Mindfulness of mission
• Artistic excellence and integrity of process
• Community engagement and collaboration
The Justice Theater Projects is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Applicants from populations underrepresented in the theater field are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or expression, familial status, sexual orientation.