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Employment Opportunities

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.

Subscription Sales and Fundraising 

Job Description:

  • Telesales subscription positions available
  • Telefunding subscription positions available
  • Part-time, year round job, 16-28 hours a week (flexible hours)
  • Opportunities for bonuses and advancement available for employees who exceed standards
  • Average earnings with commission $11-15 per hour and cash bonuses for top earners
  • Complimentary tickets to shows available as a benefit for committed work

Requirements:

  • Resume and references required, PDF attachments to email ONLY
  • Must be dependable and on-time
  • Must be willing to learn and take direction
  • Must be articulate and comfortable talking on the phone
  • Basic computer skills and basic knowledge of theater is a plus
  • Demonstrating knowledge of Alley Theatre, its season, and its education programs is a plus
  • Location of the job is within the theatre buildings - no parking provided

Our Environment:

  • A learning-based, positive work environment. You must be comfortable learning in a team and one-on-one setting.
  • Constant coaching to exceed goals and provide excellent customer care  – super supportive environment toward your growth.
  • Equality and diversity is welcome and makes the team stronger.

To apply send the following to Leigh Mumford at lmumford@sdatel.com:

  • No phone calls or meetings will be considered prior to this step
  • Your Resume in PDF format only
  • Include References at the bottom of your Resume
  • A brief Cover Letter in PDF format only, with three reasons why you think you would be a good candidate for this job
  • Please include References at the bottom of your Resume.

OVERHIRE CARPENTER

The nationally recognized Alley Theatre (LORT B and C) in Houston, TX seeks qualified individuals to fill overhire Carpenter positions for productions in the 2015/2016 season. The Alley Theatre produces 14 shows in two spaces each year. Ideal candidates will be team players with strong organizational, interpersonal, and time-management skills. REQUIREMENTS: local to the Houston area and have experience building, loading-in and striking scenery. Stage Rigging experience and/or advanced finish carpentry skills, a plus. Candidates must be able to lift 50+ lbs. with no restrictions. Salary is commensurate with experience. 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 “Overhire Carpenter” in the subject line. No phone calls please.  EOE. Click here for a job description.

 

CARPENTER

The nationally recognized Alley Theatre (LORT B and C) in Houston, TX seeks an experienced and motivated Carpenter for the Scenery Department Staff. The Alley produces 14 productions in two performance spaces each year and recently completed a $46M renovation of the theatre facility. Candidates must have excellent carpentry, welding and rigging skills. Experience with CNC routers and stage automation systems a plus. The ideal applicant will have excellent interpersonal skills, a keen eye for detail and possess the ability to thrive in a team environment. This position is full-time hourly, eligible for overtime and includes paid vacation, health and dental benefits and 401(K) retirement plan. Email resume and references to Raymond Inkel, Production Manager, at productiondept@alleytheatre.org with “Carpenter” in the subject line. No phone calls please. EOE. Click here for a full job description.

WARDROBE CREW

The nationally recognized Alley Theatre (LORT B and C) in Houston, TX seeks experienced Wardrobe Crew for the 2017/2018 season. The Alley Theatre produces 14 shows in two spaces each year. All positions are hired on a per show basis. Responsibilities include: preparing dressing rooms, load-in and strike of costumes, assisting with dressing and quick changes before and during the run of the show, and maintaining costumes and wigs. Ideal candidates will be team players with strong organizational and interpersonal skills, basic sewing skills and backstage experience. Positions are hourly, eligible for overtime. No travel or housing compensation is available for this position. The Alley is committed to equality and diversity in its workforce and encourages all interested parties to apply. Please email letter of interest, resume and references to productiondept@alleytheatre.org with “Dresser” in the subject line. No phone calls please.  EOE. Click here for a job description.

 

Assistant Technical Director

The Alley Theatre (LORT B and C) in Houston, TX seeks an experienced, self-motivated and detail-oriented individual for Assistant Technical Director. The Alley is committed to equality and diversity in its workforce and encourages all interested parties to apply. The ATD will possess a solid background in engineering scenery construction projects in both wood and steel, as well as have a high level of proficiency with stage rigging and automation. Responsibilities include drafting in AutoCAD/Vectorworks, CNC programming, automation design, build scheduling and ordering materials and supplies. The Alley produces 14 shows in two spaces throughout the year. Three years of professional regional theatre experience preferred. This position is full-time salaried, with a benefits package including paid vacation, family health and dental, and a 401k retirement plan. Please send cover letter, resume and references to Aaron Wilson, Technical Director, productiondept@alleytheatre.org with “Assistant Technical Director” in the subject line. EOE. Click here for a job description.

Director of Special Events

The Alley Theatre is searching for a director of special events with a proven track record of increasing contributed revenue and developing long-term relationships with event donors and chairs.  Responsible for developing and executing fundraising events to achieve the artistic and financial goals of the Alley Theatre.  Special emphasis on identifying, acquiring, cultivating, upgrading and stewarding special event chairmen, potential chairmen, donors and prospects. The position will seek, evaluate and recommend new strategies to meet event fundraising goals.  Must be a seasoned fundraiser first and foremost.   This director level position is responsible for creating and maintaining income and expense budgets for special events for the Alley.  Must be a strong collaborator and work with dynamic development team to contribute to a donor centric development program.

  • Create detailed strategies, which include revenue goals and benchmarks, themes, dates, locations, event chairs and committees, and underwriters and appropriate timelines for fundraising events.
  • Develop event specific strategies to assure that fundraising goals are met.  Identify, solicit and cultivate special event donors and prospects, including committee and event chairs.
  • Work with Chairs, event committees, and Board Leadership to identify new guests/prospects and volunteers.
  • Evaluate and pursue other potential sources of revenue.  Research and identify new methods and techniques to boost revenue and minimize expenses.  Evaluate changing special event trends and technologies, formulate and implement new strategies that will result in greater productivity and the most efficient use of possible expense dollars.
  • Prepare accurate and effective communication materials such as proposals, letters, solicitations and support materials for special events.
  • Provide regular analytical reports and updates on performance of special events.
  • Manage one direct report.
  • Minimum five years of progressive fundraising and management experience in comparably complex development/fundraising-focused professional environment(s).   Bachelor’s Degree in related field.

Interested candidates are asked to submit a cover letter, resume, salary history and references via email to nancyg@alleytheatre.org.  No phone calls.  EOE.

school programs manager

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. We are currently seeking an experienced and enthusiastic School Programs Manager to lead and expand the department’s Middle and High School Programming. This is a full-time, exempt position. Download the job  description.

The School Programs Manager will work to ensure the Alley Theatre develops high-caliber, effective and creative arts integration and educational programs within the greater Houston Area.  The School Programs Manager’s main duties are managing, promoting and coordinating Middle and High school programs and creating or overseeing the development of necessary curriculum to support those programs.  This position will project manage residencies from start to finish, including tracking residency details, documenting success, implementing course correction 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.

School Programs Manager is a lead steward of Applied Theatre at the Alley’s mission; working with the Alley’s leadership, and the ECE Director and Executive Manager to create and execute innovative, effective, and impactful arts programming for Houston’s teens.

Responsible for income goals and coordination of all details for Alley Theatre Middle and High School education programs, including School Partnerships, Workshops & Residencies, Slam Poets @ the Alley Theatre, Spring Partnership Showcase and Summer Conservatory as well as curriculum development in innovative theatre arts curriculum. Additional programs will vary according to growth of department necessity and overview of each fiscal year.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Partner School and Workshop & Residency booking and scheduling with consideration of complex schedules among multiple schools, classroom teachers and teaching artists
  • Management of Teaching Artists, including curriculum training, communication of Alley opportunities and policies, on-going evaluation of classroom performance, and general responsibility for the smooth and effective implementation of Teaching Artist activities in the field; act as Resident Teaching Artist in classrooms for certain programs as needed.
  • Curriculum revision and development, with support from the ECE Dramaturg and others
  • Collection of program assessment and feedback
  • Event coordination, in collaboration with other ECE staff members, with primary responsibility for student participation in special events such as Teen Slams and the Partnership Showcases
  • Work with the ECE Executive Manager to ensure that all TA and School paperwork, calendar details and necessary budget information is tracked and accounted for
  • Administer Summer Conservatory, including scheduling and managing auditions, coordinating teaching artists, creating class schedules, logistic planning, maintaining ongoing contact with parents and students
  • Work effectively as a team member to market, upsell and maximize the Alley Theatre’s presence within the community
  • Support the department’s program development needs as determined by the Director of Education

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 theatre, education, or theatre education; advanced degree or comparable training preferred
  • Three years’ teaching experience
  • Experience in developing and communicating arts curriculum
  • Experience in program administration, including sales and marketing

Ideal Candidate will:

  • Have excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Have a positive attitude, and be a flexible team player
  • Be able to problem solve, think on their feet and track multiple projects effectively
  • Have excellent computer skills, including use of MS Word and Excel
  • Candidate must successfully pass a background check. 

Interested candidates are asked to submit a cover letter, resume and references via email to cathyb@alleytheatre.org by July 14, 2017. Applications will be reviewed as they are received. No phone calls, please. 

Alley theatre is an equal opportunity employer.