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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.

General Manager 

The General Manager will work closely with the Artistic and Managing Directors in handling the day-to-day operations of the Alley Theatre. The Alley theatre does an eight-play subscription season, A Christmas Carol, and a two play summer series. The Alley Theatre also owns its own production facility which includes a 5 story state of the art Center for Theatre Production, the 824 seat Hubbard Stage and the 290 seat Neuhaus stage. This position reports directly to the Managing Director. Please email letter of interest, resume, and references to generalmanager@alleytheatre.org with “General Manager” in the subject line. No phone calls please. EOE. Click here for a full job description.

Human Resources Director

The Human Resources Director is responsible for planning, supervising, administering and evaluating all of the Alley’s human resources functions.  Areas of primary responsibility include but are not limited to hiring, employee benefits, wage and hour compliance, compensation administration, employee relations, training workers’ compensation, leaves of absence, performance management, policy and procedure interpretation and execution initiatives on equity, diversity, inclusion, and employment law compliance. Reports to Managing Director. Please email letter of interest, resume, and references to HRdirector@alleytheatre.org with  “Human Resources Director” in the subject line. No phone calls please. EOE. Click here for a full job description.

The Alley Theatre (LORT B and C) seeks qualified individual for full-time position of Art Director.  The Alley is committed to equality and diversity in its workforce and encourages all interested parties to apply.  Position works in close coordination with the Director of Marketing and Communications to guide and support the work of entire organization.  Experience working at an arts organization or not-for-profit very helpful.  Click here for a full job description.  Send cover letter, resume, design samples, and at least three references to Art Director Search; ALLEY THEATRE; 615 Texas Ave.; Houston, TX 77002 or E-mail to graphics@alleytheatre.org with Art Director Search in the subject line.  EOE. 

 

DEVELOPMENT OFFICER – INDIVIDUAL

The Development Officer is responsible for the development of strategies for cultivating and securing gifts of $1,000 - $5,000 from a diverse group of individuals including current donors, subscriber, single ticket buyers and event participants.  This position provides leadership to SCENE, the Alley’s young supporter 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.
  • Provide leadership and guidance to the steering committee for SCENE (young supporters)
  • 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.
  • Additional 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.
  • 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).
  • 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.

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

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 three years of experience in fundraising/membership within the non-profit sector including solicitation experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree.
  • Excellent 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.
  • 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
  • Self-motivated & self-starting

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

Assistant Director of Education

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Applied Theatre at the 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. Under the supervision of the Director of Education & Community Engagement, the Assistant Director of Education will have a voice in the creative direction of all educational programming.

The Assistant Director of Education will be an experienced, mature, self-starter with a passion for developing and delivering high-caliber, effective, and creative arts integration and educational programs for the Greater Houston area.  He/She will have strong collaboration skills, capable of holding overview and multiple points of view simultaneously; the ability to coach and to be coached is imperative. This mid-career professional will assist the Director of ECE in the creative leadership of the department, working to ensure that Alley Theatre’s Education Staff and Teaching Artists are providing exemplary programs and curriculum that reflect the Alley Theatre’s artistic standards.

  

Job Duties

The Assistant Director of Education is a lead steward of Applied Theatre at the Alley’s mission; working with the Alley’s leadership and the ECE Staff to create and execute innovative, effective, and impactful arts programming for Houstonians of all ages.

Job duties related to Assisting the Director of Education and Community Engagement include:

  • Provide artistic support, such as; introducing cutting-edge techniques in theatre arts and teaching artistry, collaborating on exploring new programming ideas for both the department and artistic wing and generally contributing an experienced collaborative artistic voice to the department 
  • Serve as liaison between the education and artistic staff and display knowledge commensurate with the experience of the Alley’s resident company 
  • Brainstorm effectively with eight person team to design new curricular approaches to ongoing programs when needed
  • Assist in stewarding the set up and implementation of new visions of ongoing and new educational programs, taking earned and contributed revenue goals and opportunities into account
  • Support and establish in-depth coaching/collaborative norms within the department and for Teaching Artists
  • Assistant Direct educational presentations and touring productions on a project-by-project basis

Job duties related to Education Program Management include:

  • Work closely with the Director of Education to refine and direct the Summer Conservatory, collaborating with the School Programs Manager (SPM) as the administrative lead and the Conservatory team to execute the program, which includes designing and planning curriculum, theme, and content; engagement and oversight of Teaching Artists; and direction of devised work
  • Supervision of Teaching Artists (TAs), including curriculum training, ensuring adherence to Alley policies, on-going evaluation of classroom performance, recruitment, and general oversight for the smooth and effective implementation of Teaching Artist activities in the field
  • Work with ECE Director and SPM to build relationships with teachers and administrators to further cultivate the Alley’s educational programming according to the needs of partners
  • Function as Alley Master Teaching Artist as needed, primarily in 8-12 grade classrooms and with adults
  • Curriculum revision and development, with support from the ECE Director, School Programs Manager and others; tailor developed curriculum to meet individual school requirements and pilot new programming as applicable
  • Oversee the planning and design of educational and family programming that overlaps with the mainstage season
  • Work with School Programs Manager (SPM) to evaluate programming during and after implementation, and make adjustments based on feedback and results

Job duties related to other ECE Programs include:

  • Safeguard artistic quality within programming in alignment with department values
  • Event directing, hosting and coordination, in collaboration with other ECE staff members, with primary responsibility for TA participation in special events such as Teen Slams and the Partnership Showcases
  • Work effectively as a team member to market, upsell and maximize the Alley Theatre’s presence within the community
  • Additional programs will vary according to growth of department and overview of each fiscal year

This position requires being open to a dynamic working environment in which duties and responsibilities may change, particularly as the Alley welcomes a new Artistic Director in the fall of 2018.

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

  • Master’s degree in Theatre Performance; comparable training considered
  • Minimum five years’ teaching experience across age levels
  • Experience engaging with at-risk youth
  • Experience in developing and communicating theatre curriculum that meets school system standards
  • Experience designing participatory arts experiences for students and families
  • Experience devising and/or directing theatre in an educational setting
  • Experience in program and project management, including meeting revenue goals, supporting marketing efforts, time management, team management, and program assessment
  • Prior experience in an institutional theatre setting preferred but not required

Ideal candidate will:

  • Be a mature self-starter
  • Be highly collaborative but able to work independently when necessary
  • Be a positive, curious, and creative team member
  • Be comfortable coaching and providing direction
  • Have excellent written and verbal communication skills, bilingual Spanish a plus
  • Be able to problem solve, think on their feet and track multiple projects effectively
  • Be able to work nights and weekends as needed for special events
  • Have excellent computer skills, including use of MS Word and Excel
  • Possess a valid driver’s license; able to get to multiple locations

Candidate must successfully pass a TX State background check. 

This is a full-time, salaried position. Compensation is competitive; benefits include health insurance, paid vacation and sick time, and 401(k) match after one year.

Interested candidates are asked to submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references via email to cathyb@alleytheatre.org by July 26, 2018. Applications will be reviewed as they are received. No phone calls, please. 

Alley theatre is an equal opportunity employer. Candidates for employment are considered without regard to race, color, sex, creed, national origin, sexual orientation, age, non-job-related disability or martial status. 

Manager of Community Partnerships

Applied Theatre at the 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.

Under the supervision, strategic and conceptual guidance of the Director of Education and Community Engagement, this position will work to create connections between the Alley Theatre and its community. With a goal of creating permeable give and take relationships between the theatre and our community, this position is instrumental in helping realize institutional goals for providing more immersive and interactive theatre-based experiences for community members of all ages and diverse local and national artists, while broadening our reach into traditionally underserved communities to expand accessibility to and engagement with our art. Individuals should be passionate about furthering the Alley’s mission and in developing participation in theatre arts programs and equity, diversity and inclusion goals  

Manager is responsible for:

  • Building, co-planning, implementing, managing and evaluating Alley Theatre’s El Zócalo program and developing its ancillary programs that encourage a full range of community members to discover and experience theatre arts as part of their daily lives.
  • Dovetailing with Alley’s applied theatre offerings to create connections between our community and the theatre.
  • Employing collective impact strategies to create and build upon participatory arts experiences to help community members explore and share their talents, creativity, stories and aspirations.
  • Setting up and providing oversight of the Alley’s services that provide increased access to theatre for all community members either outside or inside of the theatre itself.
  • Develop and nurture Alley Theatre’s relationships with constituents from targeted communities, specifically community leaders, community members, non-profit and community-based organizations serving target communities, educators, artists and business people, and
  • Contributes significantly to the Alley’s overall efforts for equity, diversity and inclusion and to be a leader and contributor to the health, vitality and well-being of our community.

For a full list of job duties and requirements, please download the full job description.

 

This is a full-time, salaried position. Compensation is competitive; benefits include health insurance, paid vacation and sick time, and 401(k) match after one year.

Interested candidates are asked to submit a cover letter speaking to their experience and qualifications, resume, and contact information for three professional references via email to cathyb@alleytheatre.org by August 10, 2018. Applications will be reviewed as they are received. No phone calls, please. 

Alley theatre is an equal opportunity employer. Candidates for employment are considered without regard to race, color, sex, creed, national origin, sexual orientation, age, non-job-related disability or martial status. 

PROPERTIES ARTISAN

The nationally recognized Alley Theatre (LORT B and C) in Houston, TX seeks a motivated Props Artisan with a focus in prop carpentry for the Properties Department. 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. Skill set should include: finish carpentry, woodworking, metalworking, and craft work. Additional skills in AutoCAD, sculpture, furniture finishing, and casting and molding a plus. Additional duties will include set decoration, load-in and strikes of productions, and shop maintenance. The ideal candidate will combine artistic ability with knowledge of period styles and fine workmanship, work with varied personalities and tight timetables. 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 Karin Rabe, Properties Master, at productiondept@alleytheatre.org with “Props Artisan” in the subject line. No phone calls please. EOE. Click here for a full job description.

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.