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The Alley Theatre is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. Alley Theatre is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, age (40 and over), religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other category protected by applicable law. 

 
 

RESEARCH ANALYST

The Research Analyst will actively contribute to the qualification and identification of major donor prospects for the Development department of the Alley Theatre. The position will conduct timely and effective research in support of the solicitation of gifts from individuals, foundations and corporate funding sources and maintain the accuracy and confidentiality of the donor and prospect database. The position is responsible for strategically identifying potential supporters of the Alley and for assigning and tracking those prospects through the moves management process. The Research Analyst assists in building the Development department’s capabilities to effectively utilize research resources to support the Alley’s goals and priorities to increase philanthropic support. 

JOB DUTIES:

  • Research, screen and analyze current and prospective individual, corporate and foundation donors to determine philanthropic propensity, wealth capacity and affiliation to the Alley.
  • On an ongoing basis, identify new prospects by tracking and evaluating capacity for those who self-identify through their giving, subscription, ticket purchases and special requests.
  • Proactively identify new prospects through researching news, current events, biographical and financial data, SEC filings, real estate closures, annual reports, trade journals, philanthropic websites and other public domain resources in support of research efforts.
  • Use advanced research skills to collect, evaluate, analyze, qualify, organize, package and disseminate information in a way that maximizes its usefulness and enables accurate and educated decision-making in the development of fundraising strategies.
  • Stay abreast of relevant Houston philanthropic developments and communicate to staff members when appropriate
  • Initiate prospecting and data-mining projects as requested, combing Tessitura and research resources to identify prospects for a specific fundraising need or focus.
  • Build the Tessitura database with relevant constituent information and ensure that all completed research is accurately tracked and saved in the database.
  • Collaborate with the Director of Individual Giving to ensure that prospects are properly identified and moved into the prospect management pipeline.
  • Ethically facilitate the work of the development office by following fundamental principles in research gathering: relevance of information, honesty in gathering and reporting information, accuracy in recording information and confidential treatment of all constituent data.
  • Participate in weekly development staff meetings and other strategy sessions.
  • Prepare profiles for development staff, the managing director and volunteer leadership to guide cultivation strategies and support prospect visits.
  • Create concise bios for development events as requested.
  • Design and generate Tessitura prospect and donor reports as needed.
  • Manage, implement and document best research practices for the department, including the use of resources and the tracking of prospects in the database.
  • Other duties as assigned which may include non-research based activities

In addition to the duties listed above, the Alley Theatre expects the following of each employee:  adheres to theatre’s policies and procedures; works in a safe manner;  performs duties as workload necessitates; maintains a positive and respectful attitude; communicates regularly with supervisor about department issues; demonstrates efficient time management and prioritizes workload; demonstrates regular and consistent attendance and punctuality; meets department productivity standards; participates in Alley Theatre events as needed or required; and completes other duties as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field.
  • Minimum of two years experience in prospect research, data analytics, data mining/modeling in a non-profit; preferably in a department that utilizes and emphasizes prospect management.
  • High proficiency and advanced skills with online search methods, as well as online and published prospect research tools including LexisNexis, Guidestar, NOZA, Wealth Engine, Foundation Directory, and others.
  • Knowledge of solicitation strategy and major gifts process and the ability to work with Development officers to help build prospect strategies.
  • Able to make sense of complex information and distill it into concise, readable documents.
  • Experience in identifying and rating new prospects.
  • Understanding of the goals and guiding principles of the fundraising profession.
  • Membership in APRA strongly encouraged.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent analytical, logical, conceptual and problem solving abilities.
  • Demonstrate an ability to prioritize and work accurately and productively under deadline.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and manage multiple project deadlines.
  • Proficiency with a donor database management software (preferably Tessitura).
  • Proficient knowledge of Microsoft office products including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • High attention to detail and data-entry proficiency.
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and as a strong team member.
  • Demonstrable flexibility/adaptability to changing priorities, business and interpersonal challenges.
  • Exhibits a professional demeanor, good judgment and an ability to handle confidential information with discretion.

Reports To: Director of Development

Status: Salary-Exempt

Compensation: Commensurate with experience.

Schedule: Weekdays with some evenings and weekends

Benefits Offered: Alley Theatre offers a complete health benefits package, paid vacation and sick, paid holidays, and a 401(k) plan.

Interested candidates are asked to submit a cover letter, resume, salary requirement and references via email to HRdept@alleytheatre.org.

No phone calls.  EOE.

Alley Theatre is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. Alley Theatre is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, age (40 and over), religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other category protected by applicable law.

 

Development Administrative Assistant

Alley Theatre is seeking a detail-oriented and organized administrative assistant reporting to the Director of Development.

Job Duties:

  • Coordinating meetings and preparing agendas
  • Communication with donors and patrons via phone calls or emails.
  • Use of discretion as job involves exposure to confidential information.
  • Creating reports, researches/analyzes data
  • Assisting with any day-to-day logistical and administrative needs
  • Other assignments as requested by the Director of Development.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree preferred
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent computer skills and expertise in all Microsoft Office programs
  • Ability to interact positively with a wide range of individuals
  • Initiative, ability to plan, organize, and coordinate multiple tasks and meet deadlines
  • Ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment

Benefits & Perks

  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Paid vacation and sick  time
  • 401(k) with matching
  • Free  and  discounted tickets to Alley Theatre performances
  • Working in the exciting performing arts scene in Houston

Reports To: Director of Development

Status: Full time Hourly Non-exempt

Compensation: Commensurate with experience.

Schedule: Weekdays with some evenings and weekends

Interested candidates are asked to submit a cover letter, resume, salary requirement and references via email to HRdept@alleytheatre.org.

No phone calls.  EOE

Alley Theatre is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. Alley Theatre is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, age (40 and over), religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other category protected by applicable law.

DEVELOPMENT OFFICER

The Development Officer position will be responsible for managing a portfolio of 65-90 individual and corporate donors and prospects with the capacity to give between $1,000 and $10,000. This position will also be responsible for managing SCENE – a giving society created for young professionals who are passionate about the Alley and its programs. This position will be part of the Individual Giving team and will work closely with the Director of Individual Giving, Gift Officers, and the Research Analyst. 

JOB DUTIES:

  • Responsible for the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of portfolio of 65-90 individual and corporate donors and prospects with the capacity to give between $1,000 and $10,000 annually.
  • Manage all aspects of SCENE giving society, including guiding the steering committee, growing the membership base, and handling all associated SCENE events.
  • Work with Director of Individual Giving to cultivate monthly giving donors and grow monthly giving program.
  • Work with Director of Individual Giving and Research Analyst to identify new prospects and major gift donors.
  • Work evening and weekend patron events with the intent to build relationships with Alley Theatre donors. Events include Greenroom duty, Center stage dinners, insider patron events, and rehearsals.
  • Be an active participant in a team-based fundraising department and provide additional assistance to other development staff members when possible. 

In addition to the duties listed above, the Alley Theatre expects the following of each employee:  Adheres to theatre’s policies and procedures; works in a safe manner;  performs duties as workload necessitates; maintains a positive and respectful attitude; communicates regularly with supervisor about department issues; demonstrates efficient time management and prioritizes workload; demonstrates regular and consistent attendance and punctuality; meets department productivity standards; participates in Alley Theatre events as needed or required; and completes other duties as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS: 

  • Minimum of three years of experience in fundraising within the non-profit sector including direct solicitation experience, as well as developing cultivation and solicitation strategies.
  • Excellent communication skills with demonstrable ability to prepare and present both formal written and oral presentations.
  • Requires strong collaboration skills in order to work effectively across the organization and function consistently as a highly valued and high performing team player within the Development department and the organization.
  • A demonstrated ability to multi-task and meet deadlines.
  • Broad knowledge of individual giving fundraising principles (i.e. cultivation, solicitation and stewardship).
  • Excellent oral, written and interpersonal skills.
  • High attention to detail and accuracy
  • Flexibility to work patron and special events that occur on the evenings and weekends
  • Bachelor's Degree required.

Reports To: Director of Individual Giving

Status: Salary-Exempt

Compensation: Commensurate with experience.

Schedule: Weekdays with some evenings and weekends

Benefits Offered: Alley Theatre offers a complete health benefits package, paid vacation and sick, paid holidays, and a 401(k) plan.

Interested candidates are asked to submit a cover letter, resume, salary requirement and references via email to HRdept@alleytheatre.org.

No phone calls.  EOE.

Alley Theatre is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. Alley Theatre is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, age (40 and over), religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other category protected by applicable law.

Part Time Box Office Ticket Representative

Honesty, enthusiasm, a positive attitude and the ability to work well with the public, supervisors and co-workers are essential.

Part- time employees must work a minimum of 20-30 hours per week.  All Ticket Representatives are required to work some evenings, mornings, weekend days and nights. Must be able to work Mondays and Tuesdays, 11:00 am to 6:00 pm.
 

The Box Office Hours of Operation:

Performance Shift: 

  • Monday: 11:00 am to 6:30 pm
  • Tuesday: Thursday 11:00 am to 8:00 pm
  • Friday and Saturday: 11:00 am to 8:30 pm
  • Sundays:  11:00 am to 8:00 pm

Non-Performance Shift:  11:00 am to 6:00 pm daily

Responsibilities:

  • Accurately process single ticket, subscription and group sale orders by phone, at the window using the Tessitura ticketing system. Prior customer service experience and knowledge of Tessitura are a plus.
  • Must accurately maintain a cash drawer of $100.00 or more.
  • Inform Patrons of Alley Theatre policies regarding ticket purchases, seating and special needs.
  • All Box Office staff must participate in the Subscriber Renewal campaign that includes calling the Non-Renewed Subscribers, and working the annual Theatre District Open House that takes place on a Sunday in August. (Date:TBD)

In addition to the duties listed above, the Alley Theatre expects the following of each employee:

  • adheres to theatre’s policies and procedures
  • works in a safe manner
  • performs duties as workload necessitates
  • maintains a positive and respectful attitude
  • communicates regularly with supervisor about department issues
  • demonstrates efficient time management and prioritizes workload
  • demonstrates regular and consistent attendance and punctuality
  • meets department productivity standards
  • participates in Alley Theatre events as needed or required
  • completes other duties as assigned

Requirements:

  • Must be able to lift 25lbs. or more.
  • Minimum GED, High School Diploma
  • Good typing skills are necessary

Reports To: Box office Manager  

Status: Hourly- Non exempt

Compensation: Pay Rate: $10.00 per hour

Interested candidates are asked to submit a cover letter, resume and references via email to HRdept@alleytheatre.org

No phone calls. EOE.

Alley Theatre is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. Alley Theatre is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, age (40 and over), religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other category protected by applicable law.

STAGING STEM ASSOCIATE

Applied Theatre at the Alley (Alley Education and Community Engagement (ECE)) is a national driving force for innovative arts education. We pioneer arts integration, cultivate the next generation of theatre artists, and foster community discourse.

The Staging STEM Associate will work to ensure the Alley Theatre develops high caliber, effective and creative arts integration and educational programs within the greater Houston Area.  The Associate’s main duties include Staging STEM curriculum building, maintaining school bookings and scheduling details, supporting teachers’ classroom goals, documenting success, and troubleshooting within the field. In addition this position will support all other ECE activities (such as student matinees, teacher training, and curriculum guide development) as deemed necessary by the ECE director.

Job Duties

Under the supervision of the Staging STEM & AIN Manager, Associate will ensure effective execution of the following responsibilities for Staging STEM and related programs. Related programs may include one-off elementary programming, camps and classes, or Professional Development. Additional programs will vary according to growth of department necessity and overview of each fiscal year.

  • Promotion through emails, calls and visits
  • Booking of residencies according to capacity and income goals, including working directly with the ECE Executive Manager to track revenue and project expenses, and to execute necessary agreements and invoices.
  • Coordination of residency schedules and assignment of residencies to Teaching Artists
    • Working alongside Executive Manager to execute rider requests or specialized Letters of Agreement when applicable
  • Communication with grade level teams; scheduling and leading of team meetings
  • Creation and updating of curriculum and assessments
  • Curriculum coaching with Teaching Artists
  • Teach in classrooms as necessary
  • Assembly and hand-off of assessment and open workshop materials
  • Compilation,  review, and distribution of assessment data and program feedback
  • End-of-year reporting on program statistics

Oversee Teaching Artists, with the support of the Staging STEM & AIN Manager, including:

  • Recruitment of new TAs based on program need and department capacity
  • Engagement and supervision of appropriate Teaching Artists for opportunities as relevant
  • Design and conduct effective training for new and existing TAs in group and individual settings
  • Observing, co-teaching, and coaching TAs in the classroom
  • Creating TA tools and resources such as binders and online guides
  • Conducting annual performance reviews

Additionally, the Staging STEM Associate will:

  • Support marketing and documentation efforts by working with the ECE Sales & Marketing Associate to arrange for photos and videos, and provide/revising program text
  • Assist other department staff with the planning and implementation of department programs, services and activities (events, conferences, matinees, workshops, trainings, etc.), as applicable
  • Assist with supervision, task assignments and mentoring of department interns, as applicable
  • Work effectively as a team member to market, upsell and maximize the Alley Theatre’s presence within the community

In addition to the duties listed above, the Alley Theatre expects the following of each employee:  adheres to theatre’s policies and procedures; works in a safe manner;  performs duties as workload necessitates; maintains a positive and respectful attitude; communicates regularly with supervisor about department issues; demonstrates efficient time management and prioritizes workload; demonstrates regular and consistent attendance and punctuality; meets department productivity standards; participates in Alley Theatre events as needed or required; and completes other duties as assigned.

Requirements

  • Degree in theatre or theatre education (advanced degree preferred)
  • Minimum two years’ experience within a teaching setting
  • Experience in developing and communicating arts curriculum
  • Experience selling or marketing is helpful.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Must be able to problem solve, think on their feet and track multiple projects effectively
  • Excellent computer skills are required--Knowledge of MS Word, Excel, Photoshop and MS publisher very helpful. 
  • Candidate must successfully pass a TX State background check. 

Benefits & Perks

  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Paid vacation and sick  time
  • 401(k) with matching
  • Free  and  discounted tickets to Alley Theatre performances
  • Working in the exciting performing arts scene in Houston

Reports To: AIN & Staging STEM Manager 

Status: Full time, Salary Exempt

Compensation: Commensurate with experience.

Schedule: Weekdays primarily, with occasional evening and week-end hours as necessary for events and marketing endeavors

Benefits Offered: Alley Theatre offers a complete health benefits package, paid vacation and sick, paid holidays, and a 401(k) plan.

Interested candidates are asked to submit a cover letter, resume, salary requirement and references via email to HRdept@alleytheatre.org.

No phone calls.  EOE.

Alley Theatre is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. Alley Theatre is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, age (40 and over), religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other category protected by applicable law.

DEVELOPMENT OFFICER – MAJOR GIFTS

The development officer is responsible for the development of strategies for cultivating and securing gifts of $5,000 - $25,000 from a diverse group of individuals including current donors, subscriber, single ticket buyers and event participants.  This position will focus on recruiting donors for the newly created Artistic Director Circle donor affinity group.  The development officer is a member of the individual giving team and works closely with the director of individual giving, research analyst and donor relations manager.  In this role, the successful officer will spend more than half of their time out of the office meeting with donors and potential donors.   

Job Duties

  • Develop and execute cultivation, solicitation and stewardship plan for portfolio of donors and prospects
  • Attend work/donor functions to cultivate and steward donors and patrons.
  • Work some evenings of Hubbard Theatre productions runs to host Plank Family Greenroom.
  • Involved in planning and attending donor stewardship events.
  • Assist director of individual giving and research analyst to identify and move major gift prospects up the donor pipeline and into an appropriate portfolio.
  • Be an active participant in a team-based fundraising department.

Requirements

  • Minimum of five years of experience in fundraising/membership within the non-profit sector including solicitation experience that is nonevent related
  • A proven track record with cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of individuals
  • Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree and CFRE considered a plus
  • Excellent oral, written and interpersonal/communication skills with demonstrable ability to prepare and present both formal written and oral presentations.
  • Ability to successfully manage multi-functional or diverse areas.
  • Requires strong collaboration skills in order to work effectively across the organization and function consistently as a highly valued and high performing team player within the Development Department and the organization.
  • Requires exceptional project management skills and ability to multi-task within budgetary and resource constraints and timelines.
  • Must be able to think critically and strategically and anticipate potential project challenges.
  • A demonstrated ability to multi-task and meet deadlines on time and on budget.
  • Broad knowledge of individual giving fundraising principles (i.e. cultivation, solicitation and stewardship).
  • Successful experience in making cold calls as well as developing cultivation and solicitation strategies.
  • High attention to detail and accuracy
  • Flexibility to work patron and special events that occur on the evenings and weekends
  • Self-motivated & self-starting

Reports To: Director of Individual Giving

Status: Salary-Exempt

Compensation: Commensurate with experience.

Benefits Offered: Alley Theatre offers a complete health benefits package, paid vacation and sick, paid holidays, and a 401(k) plan.

Interested candidates are asked to submit a cover letter, resume, salary requirement and references via email to HRdept@alleytheatre.org.

No phone calls.  EOE.

Alley Theatre is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. Alley Theatre is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, age (40 and over), religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other category protected by applicable law.

STITCHER

Under the supervision of the cutter/draper, the Stitcher will stitch and finish all assigned costumes while maintaining the costume designer’s artistic vision.

Job Duties:

  • Stitch, alter, and finish all costumes under the supervision of the First Hand, the Cutter/Draper, and/or the Lead Stitcher.
  • Maintain one specific area of costume supply and inventory as assigned by the Cutter/Draper and/or First Hand.
  • Assist with the day-to-day maintenance and cleanliness of the costume work and storage spaces, and equipment.
  • Related duties as required by the Costume Shop Manager.
  • Represent the theatre's technical resources as required by the Production Manager for theatre programs including, but not limited to:  special events, education and community outreach programs, building rentals, and other non-Alley building functions.
  • Act in concert with the theatre’s safety policies
  • Approach and carry out duties, as designated above, with a positive attitude!
  • Additional duties as assigned.

In addition to the duties listed above, the Alley Theatre expects the following of each employee:  adheres to theatre’s policies and procedures; works in a safe manner;  performs duties as workload necessitates; maintains a positive and respectful attitude; communicates regularly with supervisor about department issues; demonstrates efficient time management and prioritizes workload; demonstrates regular and consistent attendance and punctuality; meets department productivity standards; participates in Alley Theatre events as needed or required; and completes other duties as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS:

Reports to:

  • Cutter/Draper
  • Costume Shop Manager

Works Closely with:

  • First Hand
  • Lead Stitcher
  • Actors

Education, Experience and Skills Required:

  • Knowledge of period costume construction and alterations
  • Demonstrated experience in hand and machine sewing techniques
  • Excellent garment construction skills
  • Able to follow precise directions
  • Must have previous professional theatrical costume shop experience
  • Team player with strong time management and interpersonal skills

Reports To: Cutter/Draper and Costume Shop Manager 

Status: Full time, Seasonal Hourly Non-exempt

Compensation: Commensurate with experience.

Schedule: Weekdays primarily, with occasional evening and week-end hours as necessary for events and marketing endeavors

Benefits Offered: Alley Theatre offers a complete health benefits package, paid vacation and sick, paid holidays, and a 401(k) plan.

Interested candidates are asked to submit a cover letter, resume, salary requirement and references via email to productiondept@alleytheatre.org.

No phone calls.  EOE.

Alley Theatre is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. Alley Theatre is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, age (40 and over), religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other category protected by applicable law.

STAGE CREW AND WARDROBE CREW OVERHIRE

The nationally recognized Alley Theatre (LORT B and C) in Houston, TX seeks qualified local theatre technicians to fill overhire Stage Crew and Wardrobe Crew positions throughout the 2018-19 Season. The Alley produces 14 productions in two performance spaces each year and recently completed a $46M renovation of the theatre facility. The Alley is committed to equality and diversity in its workforce and encourages all interested parties to apply. Ideal candidates will be team players with professional experience in technical theatre, and local to the Houston area.  These positions are hourly, eligible for overtime, and hired on a per-show basis.  No travel or housing compensation is available for these positions. Email resume and references to productiondept@alleytheatre.org with “Stage Crew” or “Wardrobe Crew” in the subject line. No phone calls please.  EOE.  Click here for a full Stage Crew job description. Click here for a full Wardrobe Crew job description.

Alley Theatre is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. Alley Theatre is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, age (40 and over), religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other category protected by applicable law.

STITCHERS Overhire 

The nationally recognized Alley Theatre (LORT B and C) in Houston, TX seeks Overhire Stitchers. The Alley produces 14 productions in two performance spaces each year and recently completed a $46M renovation of the theatre facility. The Alley is committed to equality and diversity in its workforce and encourages all interested parties to apply. Ideal candidates will be team players with strong organizational, interpersonal, and time-management skills. REQUIREMENTS: experience with industrial and home sewing machines, hand sewing and finishing techniques, and basic knowledge of costume construction techniques. Ability to work with varied personalities and timetables a must. Position is hourly, DOE, and eligible for overtime. No travel or housing compensation is available for this position. Please email letter of interest, resume and references to productiondept@alleytheatre.org with “Stitcher” in the subject line. No phone calls please.  EOE.

Alley Theatre is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. Alley Theatre is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, age (40 and over), religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other category protected by applicable law. 

The Alley Theatre does not accept unsolicited resumes. Resumes are only accepted for specific job openings. Job openings may be advertised here, in the Houston Chronicle or in the national Theatre Communication Group's (TCG) publication entitled "ArtSearch." The Alley Theatre is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please click on the position you are interested in for job description and application process.