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Mission

Stages Theatre Company is committed to the enrichment and education of children and youth in a professional theatre environment that stimulates artistic excellence and personal growth.

Come Work with Us!

 

DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR

The Development Director plays a highly visible role in developing and leading STC strategies focused on increasing contributed income and strengthening our philanthropic base. This position is an integral member of the leadership team and plays a key role in achieving the goals and objectives of the organization. The Development Director must possess the experience, skills and diplomacy necessary to think strategically, identify new funding opportunities, and foster relationships and partnerships that move STC forward in achieving its mission. The Development Director possesses a broad array of skills and abilities which include grant writing, event planning and management, as well as a thorough knowledge of best practices in fundraising.

KEY AREAS OF LEADERSHIP AND RESPONSIBILITY 

  • Provide strategic direction for all fundraising activities
  • Determine and deliver annual contributed income goals
  • Identify, solicit and cultivate individual donors and major gifts
  • Lead efforts to obtain general operating and program support from foundations, businesses and grants, which includes identifying new funding opportunities
  • Identify opportunities and secure sponsorships for productions and events 
  • Collaborate with Board and staff to develop fundraising tools to maximize fundraising success
  • Convene and support the work of the Board’s Fundraising Committee
  • Oversee the planning of special events to promote STC and engage supporters to invest in our success
  • Coordinate donor communication, including acknowledgement letters, invitations and follow-ups
  • Track contributed income activity and maintain donor database
  • Evaluate and analyze the success of fundraising efforts

Qualifications or Requirements

• Passionate about STC’s mission, vision and values

• Bachelor’s degree with at least three years of experience in nonprofit development, including grant writing and event planning

• Ability to engage respectfully and professionally with people of different values and styles

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills

• Continuous improvement mindset; values new ideas and opportunities to improve

• Competent with Microsoft office software

• Ability to work with complex databases

• Excellent organizational skills and demonstrated ability to set priorities and manage multiple tasks

• Ability to work a flexible schedule

To Apply:

Send a cover letter and resume to: 

Stages Theatre Company
Attn: Education Manager 
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN 55343

Please send resume, cover letter and three professional references to Susan Swenson, Managing Director at sswenson@stagestheatre.org

TECHNICAL DIRECTOR

Associate Technical Director

This full-time position will be responsible for coordinating all technical elements of a production, including participating in the building of scenery, implementation of lighting & sound designs, pricing scenic designs, materials acquisition & attending technical rehearsals.

Qualifications include:

  • Bachelor’s degree in technical theatre.
  • A minimum of two years technical supervisory experience.
  • Interest in working with young people as actors and technicians.
  • Ability to work as a member of a team.
  • Strong organizational and communication skills
  • Technical drawing skills
  • Welding & video/multi-media skills a plus

Salary: Dependent upon experience. Benefits are included with this position.

To Apply:

Send a cover letter and resume to: 

Melanie Salmon-Peterson, Production Manager mel@stagestheatre.org

Stages Theatre Company
Attn: Education Manager 
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN 55343

OUR MISSION: Stages Theatre Company is committed to the enrichment and education of children and youth in a professional theatre environment that stimulates artistic excellence and personal growth.

 

EDUCATION

Stages Theatre Company has on-going job opportunities for teaching artists in the performing arts. Our current roster includes artists from the stage, on-camera, dance, physical theatre, improv, circus arts, musicians, choreographers, playwrights, music directors, storytellers, creative dramatics educators and more. We are particularly interested in teaching artists from the area of technical theatre and design.

Our opportunities include:

  • Long-term school partnerships
  • Short-term school residencies and workshops
  • Community enrichment classes 
  • Pre and post-show workshops
  • Acting Conservatory

To Apply:

Send a cover letter and resume to: 

Stages Theatre Company
Attn: Education Manager 
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN 55343 

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