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Employment Opportunities

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. 

PRODUCTION STAGE MANAGER (AEA)

The Production Stage Manager (AEA) coordinates and supervises all Stage Management Staff. The Production Stage Manager oversees the Stage Management budget. They supervise all rehearsal hall and on stage activities. They help develop the season calendar and participate in planning related to prep and rehearsals, staffing, and training. The Production Stage Manager will also serve as a liaison for the resident company actors and any contracted actors, guiding the flow of information, questions, and concerns between the actors and the institution. They will stage manage 1-3 productions per season.

About Alley Theatre

The Alley Theatre, one of America’s leading not-for-profit theatres, is a nationally recognized performing arts company led by Artistic Director Rob Melrose and Managing Director Dean R. Gladden. Home to a Resident Company of actors, the Alley creates a wide-ranging repertoire and innovative productions of classics, neglected modern plays, and premieres. Alley All New, the initiative to commission and develop new work year round, features the Alley All New Festival each season presenting workshops and readings of new plays and musicals in process. A recipient of the Special Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre, the Alley has brought productions to Broadway, 40 American cities including New York’s Lincoln Center and internationally to Berlin, Paris, and St. Petersburg throughout its 70 year history. The Alley Theatre underwent a $46.5 million building renovation in 2014-2015 season, the first major improvements since the building opened in 1968. With more than 450 performances in 2017-2018, the Alley will produce more performances than all other performing arts organizations in the Houston Theater District combined.

JOB DUTIES:

  • Participate in the mission of the Alley Theatre by achieving the artistic goals, ensuring quality and consistency, and maintaining the highest production values.
  • Coordinate stage management staffing needs during planning and the season.
  • Attend all production meetings, production department head meetings, and post mortems and contribute as appropriate.
  • Maintain Stage Management Office to ensure an organized and up-to-date center of communication.
  • Schedule and run regular meetings with the SM staff, sharing theatre information, administrative protocols, and performance protocols with the team. 
  • Manage current staff of 3-4 AEA Stage Managers, 2-3 Stage Management Associates, and overhire stage managers.
  • Assign Stage Management staff to productions for the season.
  • Recruit, hire and onboard all stage management staff, including any other stage managers necessary for seasonal staffing.
  • Oversee the development of Stage Management Associates to ensure that they are fully contributing to the process, developing new skills, and, when appropriate, getting promoted or moving on to SM jobs.
  • Using feedback from personal observation, artistic director, actors, guest directors, general management, and production management, evaluate performances, set and review goals, and file appropriate evaluation paperwork for all full-time seasonal stage management staff.
  • Work with the Stage Supervisor, Wardrobe Supervisor, and Production Manager to develop talented and dedicated run crew, wardrobe crew, and other deck personnel. Provide timely feedback to these staff to ensure a great backstage team.
  • Maintain artistic vision and integrity of all shows in production.
  • Handle special projects as assigned by the Production Manager and General Manager.
  • Supervise daily calls for rehearsals and performances to ensure institutional obligations are included, suitable breaks are afforded to those in multiples productions, and other unique circumstances are managed appropriately.
  • Preserve archives of all prompt books, cue sheets and production check lists.
  • Ensure that all rehearsal and performance reports are published in a timely manner.
  • Set standards and practices for the stage management team.
  • Stage Manage 1-3 productions per season.
  • Maintain all AEA rules and regulations.
  • 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:

Works Closely with:

  • Literary and Dramaturgy staff
  • Production Department Heads and Staff
  • General Management and Company Manager
  • Stage Supervisor and Wardrobe Supervisor
  • Resident Company and Guest Artists

Education, Experience and Skills Required:

  • Experience working in professional theatres including LORT, Broadway, regional, and/or touring experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Theatre or equivalent experience.
  • Experience supervising others.
  • Ability to maintain artistic direction, rehearse understudies, manage a rehearsal for a director who is absent. 
  • Excellent computer and organizational skills
  • Capacity to solve problems and engage in creative thinking about challenges
  • Maturity and understanding of the artistic process and excellent interpersonal, teamwork, and diplomacy skills
  • Proven ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast paced, rapidly changing environment.
  • Knowledge and experience with theatrical unions (AEA, SDC, USA) and their rules.
  • Ability to work long hours and to manage an irregular schedule including weekends and holidays.
  • Knowledge of safe working procedures, safety equipment and products

Status: Salaried –Exempt

Reports to: General Manager, Production Manager

Schedule: Must be able to work Rehearsal schedule, Tech Schedule and Performance Schedule. Nights and weekends required.

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.

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. Go here for a full 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.

ASSISTANT TECHNICAL DIRECTOR 

The nationally recognized Alley Theatre (LORT B and C) in Houston, TX seeks an experienced, self-motivated and detail-oriented individual for Assistant Technical Director.The Alley Theatre produces 14 productions in two performance spaces each year with an annual production staff of 60, andrecently 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. 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. 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. No phone calls please. EOE  Please click here for full 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.

FACILITIES ENGINEER

Essential Functions

  • Administers the preventative maintenance program as required, properly completing work orders on time.
  • Must be able to read and interpret blueprints
  • Ensures all fire and safety inspections are completed and any discrepancies are corrected. Must be familiar with Fire Alarm panel.
  • Must be familiar with Metasys and Convergentz systems.
  • Knowledge of Sprinkler Systems , Dry Pipe, Deluge System, House Tank and Fire Pump
  • Perform general repairs, including pressure washing and replacement of building components and additional responsibilities delegated by Chief Engineer
  • Learn and follow all emergency procedures

Knowledge and Skills

  • Technical, vocational or on-the-job training in electrical and HVAC or any similar combination of experience and education.
  • Knowledge of proper use of equipment, materials and supplies used in maintenance work.
  • Experience as a first grade stationary engineer.
  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Must be willing to work nights and weekends.

Requirements

  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent
  • 5 years plus of experience in commercial facilities and building maintenance.
  • Background check will be required

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

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.

Reports To: Chief Engineer

Status: Hourly- Non-Exempt

Compensation: Depending on  experience

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.

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. 

Fundraising, Outbound Calls  - Part Time

Alley Theatre OUTBOUND CALLS (no cold calling) Fundraising
Part Time - Flexible Hours

Do you need extra cash? Do you work FT or another PT job and need to supplement your income? Great job for students, retired folks or those that need flex night hours on top of your other job/s. Currently looking Fundraising and Sales Agents with Heart to start ASAP.

Here’s what the job is:

  • Outstanding Customer Care
  • Learn Strategic Donor & Marketing/Selling Techniques Through Language
  • Year Round 16 hours/4 Shifts Required minimum TO 24+ hours a week
  • Monday-Thursday 5pm-9pm & Friday-Saturday 9am-1pm.
  • Opportunity for advancement to become my Assistant and if you do well you can run your own campaign!!!!
  • Average earnings: Base pay Plus commission EQUALS $11-$17 per hour it just depends on how good you are. Training is involved.
  • Cash bonuses for top earners (this depends on your ability to execute best practices that will be provided in Coaching)
  • Being able to take direction and follow direction is key and is required
  • Complimentary tickets to shows available as a thank you for your committed work
  • Parking Reimbursement Provided for those who take direction well and who make required weekly goals.
  • Demonstrating knowledge of Alley Theatre, its season, and its education programs is a plus!
  • Equality and Diversity are welcome and ALWAYS makes the team stronger.

This is a job for dedicated, reliable lovers of the arts. We are a nice successful family that has developed over the past 3-years. We run a very successful room! Won’t you come join us in the fun!

PLEASE NO PHONE CALLS PRIOR TO INTERVIEW.

Send your resume with references in PDF form to: lmumford@sdatel.com

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.