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.
Baltimore Center Stage is seeking an Artistic Administrator. The Artistic Administrator is primarily responsible for the communication and fiscal management of the Artistic budget; is the primary point of contact and responsible party with Actors Equity Association, Society of Stage Directors, and the local musicians’ union. The Artistic Administrator supervises Company Management.
Specific responsibilities include:
Develop and manage annual Artistic budgets
Provide DOF with budget numbers for artistic programming when developing annual operating budget
Track and project monthly, current year artistic operating expenses
Participate in the presentation of budget line responsibilities (both current and future) to critical staff and at board presentations when necessary
Participation in Artistic staff meetings with a focus on the fiscal and operational impact of artistic programming, season planning, and strategic planning
Attend Artistic staff meetings and hold responsibility for the development of budget projections in the planning process
Represent union requirements and operational consideration in programming discussions
The contracting of guest artists including: actors, directors, musicians, choreographers, and production related consultants (e.g., casting director, fight consultant, speech consultant, guest dramaturgs)
Represent Center Stage with union affiliations (AEA, SDC, and local Musicians) and hold responsibility for maintenance of those union agreements
Negotiation of contract terms for all guest artists and consultants
Communication on status of contracting to those required
Creation of contracts for above
Communication of contractual information to those who need to know
Manage the filing of AEA and SDC union contracts, and the disbursement of other information necessary to other departments (e.g., public relations for press releases, show programs)
Insure appropriate distribution of union contract filings
Responsible for the payment process of AEA and SDC contracts for/with the Business Office
Communicate agent payments to Business Office
Conduct local auditions and required union auditions as required
Coordinate the logistics of auditions in collaboration with Artistic colleagues
Act as casting director for ‘in-house’ casting needs (e.g., YPF, workshops, readings)
Oversee maintenance of actor database and response to actor submissions
Supervision of Company Management
Provide Artist contact information for transportation and housing coordination
Oversee concierge services to maintain excellence
Conduct regular check-ins with visiting artist on their Center Stage experience
Undergraduate degree required; a minimum of three years of related work experience, excellent interpersonal communication skills, including active listening; strong organizational skills with excellent attention to details, accuracy, and dependability; proficiency in Excel, Word, Outlook, and other Microsoft software is essential; ability to navigate and collaborate with a diverse workforce across all levels of the organization; commitment to Baltimore Center Stage’s core mission and an enthusiasm for the performing arts.
Position is fulltime with benefits.
Reports to: Associate Artistic Director
Start Date: Immediate.
Send resume and cover letter to email@example.com. Please put “Artistic Administrator” in the subject line. No Calls Please.
Operations Maintenance Assistant
Baltimore Center Stage is accepting applications for the position of Operations Maintenance Assistant. The focus of the position is the care and maintenance of all Baltimore Center Stage properties and facilities: 700 N. Calvert St., 809–815 Calvert St. housing, and 12 & 14 Madison St. housing.
Primary duties include but are not limited to:
Maintenance of quality-of-life items (alarm notifications; replacing lights bulbs; repairing light fixtures)
Responding to plumbing and electrical emergencies
Maintain, schedule, and replace HVAC filters
Conduct weekly inspections of all HVAC systems
Coordinate disposal of recycled materials
Exterior maintenance of buildings, trash disposal sites, and grounds
Assist with setup and breakdown of public space for events and rentals
Assist with coordination and supervision of outside contractors
During inclement weather, maintain safety of sidewalks, steps, and walkways of all Center Stage properties
Share “on call” status for emergency maintenance and security needs
Secondary duties include:
- Maintaining clean work areas, tools, and materials, mechanical rooms, basement, and boiler room
- Other duties as assigned
Working knowledge of basic plumbing and electrical repairs and HVAC maintenance; proficient with power tools; mechanical and maintenance tools; ability to utilize various heights of ladders and lift devices; experience with various types of lighting; fluorescent lamp and ballast repair knowledge essential; ability to lift and carry objects weighing at least (50 lbs); carpentry; drywall repair; finishing and painting experience, and possess a valid driver’s license.
Position is fulltime with benefits.
To apply: Send cover letter, resume, and references to firstname.lastname@example.org and please put “Maintenance Assistant” in the subject line. No Calls Please.
Baltimore Center Stage is seeking a Database/Helpdesk Coordinator. This position is responsible for coordinating the various departmental aspects of the Tessitura database. The Coordinator is responsible for data entry and the establishment of policies and procedures related to data entry, data management and query/report generation. The Coordinator is responsible to provide first level contact for technical support and convey resolutions to technical issues for the Helpdesk.
The Coordinator serves as the Tessitura ‘super user’ providing technical support and training to department staff, and represents Baltimore Center Stage on the cross-institutional Tessitura team, having shared responsibility for enforcing adherence to data standards and ensuring data integrity and assists with all patron account data entry and maintenance.
3-5 years experience in database management or technical support; familiarity with fundraising and ticketing operations preferred
Proficiency in SQL required
Familiarity with Tessitura preferred
Excellent written and oral communication and organizational skills required
Analytical skills to interpret data and design custom reports
Ability to balance a highly technical function with an outstanding level of customer service
Properly escalate unresolved queries to the next level of support
Track, route, and redirect problems to correct resources
Follow up with customers, provide feedback and see problems through to resolution
Utilize excellent customer service skills and exceed customers’ expectations
Recommended procedure modifications or improvements
Preserve and grow your knowledge of help desk procedures, products, and services
Proven working experience in providing help desk support
Advanced troubleshooting and multi-tasking skills
Reports to: Director of Information Technologies
Position is fulltime with benefits.
Send resume, cover letter including salary history and requirements to email@example.com. Please put ‘Database Coordinator’ in the subject line.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 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