Employment opportunities at Baltimore Center Stage range from year-round positions that are fulltime, to seasonal positions that are full or part-time, to temporary "job-in" labor. Current openings are listed below. Please observe posted application guidelines.
Baltimore Center Stage is committed to building a diverse community of staff and interns. Individuals from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.
The Artistic Director is charged with providing the vision for all artistic programs, guided by the theater’s mission and values. The Artistic Director will be responsible for the development, presentation, and articulation of the artistic vision to both internal and external constituencies. The expectation is the Artistic Director will embrace the community in which the theater lives.
Specific responsibilities include:
- Build the case for, and consistently articulate, a bold artistic vision for the theater’s artistic programming to its staff, trustees, artists, audiences, regional communities, the press, and the national theater field—a vision that is in keeping with this theater’s values and commitments
- Lead long-term planning for programming with inspiration and imagination while maintaining fiscal stability
- Create an environment in which artists can do their best work
- Oversee all artistic programming with artistic excellence as its goal
- Manage an artistic staff
- Collaborate with Executive Director in the management of the production team and supporting staff
- Sustain a transparent and sustained conversation with the staff and Board about the theater’s artistry and artistic ambitions, including inspiring them with the thinking behind season planning
- Act as one of the organization’s leaders with internal and external constituencies
- Strategically participate in cultivation and solicitation of major donors
- Strongly support the theater’s commitment to diverse programming and “Access For All”
- Champion the production and play development and commissioning
- Strategize with the marketing professionals on key messaging about the plays, the seasons, and this theater’s overall artistic direction
- Commit to becoming a part of and understanding and working with the Baltimore Center Stage’s community, and make Baltimore a primary residence
Traits and Characteristics
The Artistic Director will embrace the mission, values, and special character of Baltimore Center Stage and its community. This individual will be an articulate advocate and possess the ability to see issues through the lens of various constituencies—artists, trustees, staff, subscribers, donors, community leaders—enabling them to participate productively in the balancing of these various perspectives with the institution’s best interests.
The Artistic Director will recognize the centrality of building relationships both internally and externally to effectively enhance the functioning and the betterment of the institution. Relationships both locally and nationally in the various constituencies noted above.
The Artistic Director will value collaborative decision-making, inclusiveness, and sound fiscal management. The individual will understand institutional image building, and support those efforts.
The Artistic Director will be a person of integrity. This individual will possess the attributes of ingenuity, fairness, compassion, dedication, enthusiasm, and humor.
The Artistic Director will have a dedication and passion, and a high level of commitment and experience in theater. Although a likely candidate will have directing experience, other theater practitioners will be considered. Of utmost importance is significant experience in curating/creating/producing theater of outstanding quality.
Baltimore Center Stage offers a salary commensurate with qualifications and experience along with a comprehensive benefits package.
It is the hope of Baltimore Center Stage to have an Artistic Director in place by the Fall of 2018 to help produce the 2018/19 Season, which will already be in place. The new Artistic Director will be expected to plan the 2019/2020 Season. The exact start date will be mutually determined with the chosen candidate.
Interested candidates, and recommenders of qualified potential candidates, should contact the consultant retained for the search:
Barbara Janowitz, Search Consultant
Email (preferred): Barbara.Janowitz@gmail.com
35 Prospect Park West #9-C
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Baltimore Center Stage seeks candidates for the position of Development Assistant. The Development Assistant is responsible for the day-to-day administration of the Development office. Responsibilities include database management, gift tracking and generation of gift acknowledgements, support for all individual giving campaigns, and general support for Individual Giving Manager and Director of Advancement.
Specific tasks include:
- Oversee daily operations in Tessitura related to donations; ensure the accurate processing and reconciliation of all pledges and contributions; acknowledge all gifts within 48 hours of receipt; and generate daily income reports, monthly development income reports, forecasts, and budgets
- Maintain accurate and updated constituent records for all donors and members in Tessitura, including but not limited to contact information, codes and attributes, relationships, media attachments, contact reports, and moves management strategies
- Support cultivation and stewardship efforts for donors and serve as the primary Box Office contact for Development office ticketing needs, including corporate, trustee, and major donor ticketing requests
- Work with the Individual Giving Manager, Corporate Relations Manager, and Publications Manager to create, proofread, and post all donor recognition lists online, in print, and in the lobby spaces
- Assist Finance office with routine finance and budgetary reports and forecasts; track departmental expenses
- Create and oversee the execution of automatic reporting tools for the Development Department and staff and volunteer leadership
- Serve as staff support for Development-related committee meetings, including Major Gift and Gala Committee, and Development-related events, including the Major Donor Reception and Gala
- Collaborate with Development staff on meeting or exceeding targeted financial goals
- Other duties as assigned, including general Development office support
Position qualification requirements:
- Undergraduate degree required
- Strong organizational skills with excellent attention to details, accuracy, and dependability
- Excellent interpersonal communication skills, including active listening
- Tactful patron service mindset and ability to maintain confidentiality
- Proficiency in Excel, Word, Outlook, and other Microsoft software
- Tessitura experience preferred
- Commitment to Baltimore Center Stage’s core mission and an enthusiasm for the performing arts
Position is fulltime, year-round with benefits. Reports to the Individual Giving Manager.
To apply: Please send cover letter, resume, and 3 references to firstname.lastname@example.org. with “Development Assistant” in the subject line. No calls please.
Part-time Patron Service Associates
Baltimore Center Stage seeks Patron Service Associates, detail-oriented individuals, committed to exceptional customer service to join our fast-paced Box Office. Primary duties include ticket and subscription sales, by phone and in person; order processing; and serving as an information resource for our patrons.
Successful candidates will be energetic, computer proficient, have strong communication skills, and comfortable with multi-phone line management. Ideal candidates will also have interest or experience in theater or the arts, or box office experience. Evening and weekend hours will be required. Baltimore Center Stage is committed to building a diverse community of staff and interns. This position is a part-time 20-25 hour a week position requiring evening and weekend shifts. Individuals from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.
To apply, send cover letter and resume to email@example.com. Please put “Patron Service Associate” in the subject line.
Baltimore Center Stage is in search of a part-time Teaching Artist. A Baltimore Center Stage Teaching Artist is a professional theater artist with significant experience as an instructor, who will join Baltimore Center Stage, on a part-time basis, to help young people and classroom teachers learn and utilize the skills, competencies and understandings of theater. The BCS Teaching Artist has the demonstrated ability to design and facilitate arts integrated workshops in Baltimore City area public schools.
- Co-Developing and facilitating theater and arts integration workshops for students and teachers in Baltimore City area public schools
- Facilitating up to 3 workshops per day in Baltimore City area public schools
- Collaborating with Education Department staff and classroom teachers to plan and implement lessons that align with Common Core and National Core Arts Learning Standards
- Guiding students through a process of investigation, reflection, dialogue, and dynamic action around issues and themes that are important and relevant to them
- Participating in team meetings, orientations, and trainings, as required
- Helping students and teachers gain a physical and verbal theatrical vocabulary
- Creating a fun, safe, and supportive environment for teaching and learning
- Using theater-based approaches to catalyze learning and raise levels of student engagement
- Helping students and teachers engage with stories, and share their own stories
- Helping students and teachers build creative confidence and self-awareness through their work
An ideal candidate would have:
- MFA, or an equivalent certificate or experience
- Minimum of 3 years demonstrated professional experience in their artistic discipline
- Minimum of 3 years demonstrated experience working with children and youth in Baltimore City area public schools, or in a similar urban public school system
- Awareness of Common Core Learning Standards, National Core Arts Learning Standards and MSDE Fine Arts Learning Standards
- Cultural competency and an awareness of popular youth culture
- Understanding of best practices for working with students with emotional, cognitive, and physical disabilities
- Strong critical thinkers and problem solvers
- Dynamic, resourceful, and dedicated to BCS’s mission to provide access for all
Compensation: $50–$100 per hour
Please email a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: "BCSTA". No phone calls, please.
Baltimore Center Stage is accepting applications for temporary positions in the areas listed below on an ongoing basis. Please note that temporary positions are only available during our performance season, which runs September through May. Resumes are kept on file for reference and names are added to our call list for contact as needed. An interview process is typically not required/offered. Demand for these positions varies from production to production and from season to season. Positions vary in terms of both required experience and length of commitment. Most are paid on an hourly basis, with calls lasting from four to nine hours. Enthusiasm, intelligence, reliability, and punctuality are as important as experience.
If you are interested in any of the areas below, please email a letter and resume to email@example.com.
- Running Crew: wardrobe, follow-spot operator, stagehand
- Costumes: stitching
- Electrics: rigging; hang, maintenance, and focus calls
- Scenery: painting, rigging; load-in and strike calls
- Properties: sculpting, furniture construction and reupholstery, painting, and stitching
- Sound: load-in, rigging, board operation, backline/A2