Community Engagement Project Manager for New Musical Night Side Songs
Reports to the Director of Education and Public Programs
Posting Date: February 01, 2024

Description:
Philadelphia Theatre Company (“PTC”)  is hiring a Community Engagement Project Manager for its production of “Night Side Songs” a new musical written by Daniel and Patrick Lazour, directed by Taibi Magar, to be produced at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre as well as various non-traditional spaces  (i.e., hospitals, community centers, etc.) in February 2025.

“Night Side Songs” is a musical about the history of cancer and cancer treatment in the US, which incorporates text taken from interviews with real Philadelphia doctors, nurses, physicians, and patients. The Community Engagement Project Manager will: work with the PTC artistic staff to coordinate interviews with doctors, patients, and nurses; help with documentation of the project; arrange site visits to our non-traditional performance spaces; and maintain relationships with our community partners. This individual will serve as a liaison to the medical and research communities of Philadelphia and work with the rest of the PTC team to design and execute a plan for community engagement that is faithful to the creative team and the organization’s visions.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate with PTC artistic staff to arrange interviews with community partners, including doctors, physicians, nurses, technicians, and patients;
  • Help PTC’s marketing department to document the project, including photos, video, and audio recordings;
  • Arrange site visits between our community partners and PTC’s production department, especially as it pertains to the “off-site” productions;
  • Maintain relationships with community partner individuals and organizations to foster collaboration and support;
  • Plan and execute events, workshops, and programs to enhance community partner involvement;
  • Work with PTC’s Education Director and Marketing Director to promote PTC events to community partners, work to bring partners to rehearsals, opening nights, and other PTC events;
  • Attend most rehearsals and production meetings for Night Side Songs.

Requirements:

  • Experience in non-profit community work or a background in theater-making, particularly focused on the Philadelphia area
  • Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills, with an ability to connect with diverse groups of people
  • Excellent organizational and project management abilities
  • Familiarity with the Philadelphia community
  • Should be a self-starter, who advocates for their needs and the needs of our community partners
  • Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Google Suite
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including nights and weekends

Preferred but not Required:

  • Experience with the medical community
  • Experience with producing theater in non-traditional spaces
  • A passion for artistic creation with an emphasis on community building
  • Administrative experience
  • Production experience (stage management, etc.)
  • Proven experience in community engagement or similar roles, preferably in the arts or non-profit sector, with a particular sensitivity toward the medical community and patients
  • Creativity and enthusiasm for maintaining community partnerships

About the Musical:

The musical tells the story of Yasmine Hollie, a fictional every-person who is diagnosed with cancer. The piece is a one-act musical enacted by five cast members and a small team of musicians. The score is sung by both actors and the audience, who will be taught the songs by the actors and then become a part of the performance by singing along with them. Night Side Songs focuses on both the experience of the ill, but also of caretakers. In a society where death, grief, and illness are often shrouded away in silence, it is the selflessness of caretakers that courageously confronts the hardest truths of mortality. Night Side Songs’ use of call-and-response creates a community-oriented environment rather than one that casts learning and creation as an individual experience. This underscores the emphasis on care in the piece’s book and lyrics. The artistic philosophy of Night Side Songs is: look what beauty we can create together.

Compensation:
This is an independent contractor role with compensation of $25,000 paid in five installments.

Work Schedule:
Time commitment would average 5 hours/week until October 2024, 10 hours/week from Nov through December, 20 hours/week in January and February.

Start Date:
April 1, 2024

To Apply:
Please submit a cover letter and resume addressed to Anjoli Santiago, Director of Education and Public Programs by email to employment@philatheatreco.org with the subject line: Community Engagement Project Manager.

Please note that applications submitted after Friday, February 16th will have a reduced likelihood of being considered.

About Philadelphia Theatre Company

Philadelphia Theatre Company is a vital civic institution dedicated to the creation of extraordinary theatrical experiences that reflect the essential issues and ideas of our time, and which foster connection, understanding, and transformation. We engage and strengthen our community through exceptional productions of new and contemporary plays and musicals, inspiring education programs, and mutually beneficial civic partnerships. We develop exciting new work that resonates both locally and nationally, and uphold a deep commitment to be a fully inclusive, welcoming home for the artists, audiences, and people of Philadelphia.

PTC is dedicated to fostering a welcoming and inclusive environment regardless of age, race, ability, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion, citizenship, or socioeconomic background. We embrace diversity, ensure fairness, and promote a sense of belonging for artists, audiences, and employees, while striving to remove barriers that may prevent the people of Philadelphia from attending, engaging with, or participating in our programs.

Philadelphia Theatre Company is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, PTC complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training. We strongly encourage applications from people of color and members of underrepresented groups. We are especially interested in applicants who embrace our stated core values: to be ambitious, joyful, and flexible, and act with integrity and care.

Philadelphia Theatre Company
DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT
Reports to: Managing Director and Co-Artistic Directors
Posting date:01/12/2024

Description

Philadelphia Theatre Company (PTC)’s Director of Development will play an active and dynamic role in implementing a refreshed mission and a new vision for the company. This person will be excited to drive organizational change through the theatre’s fundraising apparatus, provide departmental leadership, and collaborate with board and staff alike to engage the Philadelphia community in PTC’s programs. Candidates will join a team contributing to a strategic plan focused on creating extraordinary theatrical experiences, education, and community programming. Additionally, the Director of Development will focus on major gifts to drive capital and strategic initiatives forward. The Director will oversee a department of two individuals. PTC seeks a candidate pool from a variety of backgrounds and experiences to encourage new perspectives and practices within the organization. The Director of Development reports to the Managing Director and Co-Artistic Directors.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Strategic Leadership
    • Develops and implements fundraising strategy resulting in annual and capital revenue with a focus on individual, institutional, and corporate donors.
    • Identifies and strategizes the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of major gifts for their portfolio and the portfolios of the Co-Artistic Directors and Managing Director.
    • Leads a team of staff and volunteers to complete special fundraising initiatives in three to five years.
    • Collaborates with executive leadership to prioritize artistic and institutional goals to align with fundraising objectives.
    • Fulfills duties as a member of the senior leadership team.
    • Serves as primary liaison to the Board of Directors, Managing Director, and Artistic Directors for all fundraising activities.
    • Collaborates with the Director of Marketing to ensure alignment between development and marketing including the use of data within Tessitura.
    • Engenders a positive and productive team environment.
  • Cultivation and Stewardship
    • Creates and manages cultivation and stewardship strategies for PTC supporters.
    • Tracks the progress of fundraising support and is accountable for fundraising tracking and benchmarks.
    • Increases and diversifies PTC’s donor base over time.
  • Operations and Supervision
    • Plans for the successful implementation and maintenance of systems and policies for fundraising including donor recognition, fundraising events, direct mail and online solicitations, reporting requirements, and prospect research and management.
    • In consultation with the Managing Director, develop and manage the departmental budget and associated contributed revenue goals.
    • Supervises, coaches, and partners in the professional development of the Development team

Requirements

  • Demonstrated experience in creating, implementing, and evaluating successful fundraising campaigns for a nonprofit institution, preferably with a budget of at least $3M.
  • Prioritized the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion as well as anti-racism in their professional work and development practices.
  • Experience in the cultural community (preferred, but not required). A deep appreciation for theatre is imperative, as is the ability to convey that appreciation in an engaging and conversational manner.
  • Proven success in identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding major gifts.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate appropriately and effectively with all constituents. They must be an effective motivator and advisor to assist staff and volunteers in their efforts to do the same.
  • The ability to develop, understand, and meet contributed revenue budgets and departmental expense budgets; the ability to analyze trends and make practical projections.
  • Knowledge about current giving trends as well as legal and tax-related requirements concerning charitable giving.

Preferred but not Required

  • Experience with donor management systems, preferably Tessitura, and an interest in other current and emerging technologies related to fundraising.
  • Knowledge about current giving trends as well as legal and tax-related requirements concerning charitable giving.

Compensation

This is a salaried non-exempt position with an annual salary between $83,000 and $93,000. Full-time employees have access to medical insurance (including vision) and dental insurance, currently fully covered by PTC. Employees may also upgrade their medical insurance plan at their own expense. PTC provides employees with the option to participate in a pre-tax 403(b) retirement plan. In addition to the paid company holidays, paid time off includes 10 vacation days, 4 personal days, and 7 sick days per fiscal year.

Work Schedule and Location

This role requires availability for evenings and weekends as needed. PTC currently has a hybrid work schedule that combines remote and in-office work.

Start Date

On or around March 04, 2024

To Apply

Please submit a cover letter and resume by email to employment@philatheatreco.org with the subject line: DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT. Submissions will be accepted through February 2, 2024. Those selected to move forward in the hiring process will be notified by February 9, 2024.

About Philadelphia Theatre Company

Philadelphia Theatre Company is a vital civic institution dedicated to the creation of extraordinary theatrical experiences that reflect the essential issues and ideas of our time, and which foster connection, understanding, and transformation.  We engage and strengthen our community through exceptional productions of new and contemporary plays and musicals, inspiring education programs, and mutually beneficial civic partnerships. We develop exciting new work that resonates both locally and nationally, and uphold a deep commitment to be a fully inclusive, welcoming home for the artists, audiences, and people of Philadelphia.

PTC is dedicated to fostering a welcoming and inclusive environment regardless of age, race, ability, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion, citizenship, or socioeconomic background. We embrace diversity, ensure fairness, and promote a sense of belonging for artists, audiences, and employees, while striving to remove barriers that may prevent the people of Philadelphia from attending, engaging with, or participating in our programs.

Philadelphia Theatre Company is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, PTC complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training. We strongly encourage applications from people of color and members of underrepresented groups. We are especially interested in applicants who embrace our stated core values: to be ambitious, joyful, and flexible, and act with integrity and care.

Philadelphia Theatre Company
Marketing and Creative Content Specialist
Reports to Director of Marketing
Posting date: Thursday, December 7, 2023

Description

The Marketing and Creative Content Specialist role will consist of graphic and video design, digital and social marketing management, project management, and administrative responsibilities. This role will also have responsibilities that cross over into other departments at PTC, such as artistic, development, education, and public programs departments. The Marketing and Creative Content Specialist is a crucial member of the marketing team that helps promote and enhance the profile of PTC in the Philadelphia communities.

Key Responsibilities

Graphic and Video Design

  • Create compelling graphic and video assets used in digital and traditional marketing campaigns.
  • Create print collateral such as brochures, print ads, flyers, postcards, posters, production programs, and signage.
  • Work with outside graphic designers, photographers, and videographers as needed to produce graphic and video assets.
  • Develop and maintain brand guidelines to ensure a cohesive and consistent brand representation across all departments.

Digital and Social Marketing Management

  • Plan and execute all content marketing strategies that expand PTC’s presence and growth on social media, such as creating copy, graphic and video content, scheduling the posts, monitoring and replying to messages, managing the social media calendar, and managing social media outreach efforts.
  • Oversee PTC website and update website content and be the primary point person for outside web programmers, designers, and content creators.
  • Plan and execute all email campaigns.
  • Stay up-to-date with developments in digital and social advertising practices and generate new ideas to engage audiences.
  • Work with outside digital advertising agencies on PTC’s digital marketing campaigns as needed.
  • Supervise marketing interns and/or part-timers on digital and social marketing projects as needed.

Project Management

  • Be the primary project manager and work with various vendors (e.g. design firms and printers) to ensure that projects are completed on time.

Administrative Responsibilities

  • Maintain and manage all production and institutional photo and video libraries.
  • Manage online event listings.
  • Manage PTC’s streaming platforms.
  • Create and update lobby signages and lobby videos.
  • Assist in supporting opening night, special events, audience engagement activities, and press/marketing events.
  • Participate in marketing committee meetings with the Board and creative discussions with outside advertising agencies and designers.
  • Participate in EDI&A training and committees.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Strong graphic design, video editing, communication, and organizational skills.
  • Experience as a graphic and video content creator, including experience with Adobe Creative Suite (or other graphic and video design software), WordPress (or other CMS), any Email Marketing platform, and Microsoft Office, is required.
  • Strong knowledge of and experience with main social media platforms.
  • Knowledge of digital marketing for non-profit organizations (preferably for performing arts organizations) or experience with digital advertising agencies. Training opportunities may be available based on the candidate’s experience level.
  • Digital analytical skills and knowledge are preferred, but not required.
  • Affinity for working in a teamwork environment in a shared space.
  • Ability to take direction well and work in a faced-paced, energetic, and creative work environment.
  • Organized, and able to make key deadlines, manage projects, and work with outside vendors.
  • A self-starter and able to handle multiple tasks concurrently.
  • Capable of projecting a positive image of PTC to the public.

Compensation

This is a salaried exempt position with a minimum annual salary of $45,000. Full-time employees have access to medical insurance (including vision) and dental insurance, currently fully covered by PTC. Employees may also upgrade their medical insurance plan at their own expense. PTC provides employees with the option to participate in a pre-tax 403(b) retirement plan. In addition to the paid company holidays, paid time off includes 10 vacation days, 4 personal days, and 7 sick days per fiscal year.

Work Schedule

PTC has a hybrid work schedule that combines remote and in-office work. Regular hours are Monday – Friday, 9 am – 5 pm. Some evening and weekend hours may be required during productions.

Start Date

ASAP. Ideally, by January 16, 2024.

To Apply

Please send a cover letter, resume, design portfolio (if you have one) or design examples, and three references by email to employment@philatheatreco.org with the subject line: Marketing and Creative Content Specialist. References will only be checked in the final round.

Equal Opportunity Employer

PTC is an equal opportunity employer, and we are especially interested in applicants who contribute to the diversity of our organization and who embrace our stated core values: to be ambitious, joyful, and flexible, and act with integrity and care.

PTC recruits, employs, trains, and compensates regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, veteran status, and other protected statuses as required by applicable law.

About Philadelphia Theatre Company

Philadelphia Theatre Company is a vital civic institution dedicated to the creation of extraordinary theatrical experiences that reflect the essential issues and ideas of our time, and which foster connection, understanding, and transformation. We engage and strengthen our community through exceptional productions of new and contemporary plays and musicals, inspiring education programs, and mutually beneficial civic partnerships. We develop exciting new work that resonates both locally and nationally, and uphold a deep commitment to be a fully inclusive, welcoming home for the artists, audiences, and people of Philadelphia.

PTC is dedicated to fostering a welcoming and inclusive environment regardless of age, race, ability, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion, citizenship, or socioeconomic background. We embrace diversity, ensure fairness, and promote a sense of belonging for artists, audiences, and employees, while striving to remove barriers that may prevent the people of Philadelphia from attending, engaging with, or participating in our programs.

Philadelphia Theatre Company is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, PTC complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training. We strongly encourage applications from people of color and members of underrepresented groups. We are especially interested in applicants who embrace our stated core values: to be ambitious, joyful, and flexible, and act with integrity and care.

General Audition Information

Due to uncertain Covid conditions, this year Philadelphia Theatre Company will cast our season on a per show basis. Audition notices are typically posted on this website, on the Actors Equity Association website, on the Theatre Philadelphia website, and elsewhere. For more information and to ask questions, email casting@philatheatreco.org.

Until further notice, our productions will require all personnel to be vaccinated and will comply with all Equity rules regarding medical and religious exemptions.

Volunteers are essential to the efficient operation of Philadelphia Theatre Company, and we are grateful for your interest in joining our family.

Volunteer to usher and see shows for free! Philadelphia Theatre Company is calling all enthusiastic arts-lovers to usher at the beautiful Suzanne Roberts Theatre. Everyone is welcome – all you need is a positive attitude and willingness to provide a great experience to fellow theatregoers!

House Managers may assign ushers to greet and direct patrons, stuff and distribute programs, assist with seating, collect ticket stubs, and help with light upkeep after the performance.

Arrival time is one 1 hr. & 15 min. prior to curtain, and appropriate all-black dress is required. Parking is available at local parking garages, lots, and meters.

All volunteers are encouraged to invite friends to join them in ushering and are invited to watch the performance.

To express interest in joining our team, or for more information, please contact Haley Fluke through our web contact form