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Miami New Drama is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Prohibits Discrimination and Harassment of Any Kind: Miami New Drama is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at Miami New Drama are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in our area. Miami New Drama will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. Miami New Drama encourages applicants of all ages.

OPEN POSITIONS:

Media & Communications Manager

Basic Function:

The Media & Communications Manager oversees all marketing and media relation needs and communications. This position acts as a key role for the success of Miami New Drama’s sales and audience development goals.

Positions Directly Supervised:

Social Media Content Manager
Video/Photo/Marketing Contractors

Essential Job Functions:

  • Media and marketing budget planning
  • Monitor marketing budgets and prepare activity and ROI reports
  • Review marketing campaigns for weaknesses and develop solutions within budget
  • Monitor ticket sales and subscription campaigns with Box Office Manager to create pricing strategies inclusive of any promotional or early bird campaigns
  • Social media coordination and organic content creation with marketing team
  • Act as in-house local PR building and maintaining connections with South Florida media (Create and maintain an active list)
  • Coordinate with national and international PR agencies
  • Coordinate and oversee marketing plans in tandem with contracted marketing agencies
  • In-house e-blast creation and targeting (Ensure lists stay accurate and up-to-date)
  • Ensure all venue signage is up-to-date including the Colony Theatre marquee
  • Oversee design and execution of printed mail campaigns
  • Write and/or coordinate press releases as needed
  • Bio and headshot collection for press releases and playbills
  • Oversee creation of production program content and layout with graphic designer
  • Ad sales
  • Assist in the creation and updating of corporate sponsorship and advertising pitch packages
  • Plan and execute initial production photo shoots, final production photos, b-roll, and other filmed production content
  • Maintain a list of photographers, videographers, and studios for use
  • Assist in the development and coordination of promotional events, street teams, opening nights, galas, offsite promotional events, talkbacks, group events, and other public facing activities.
  • Brainstorming fresh marketing and engagement ideas with executive and senior management

Job Requirements:

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • 2-3 years of experience in a marketing position or related field
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills as well as the ability to handle multiple tasks, be highly organized, self motivated and give great attention to detail.
  • Strong negotiation and creative problem solving skills.
  • Exceptional people skills and ability to communicate comfortably with a wide variety of personalities;
  • Very strong computer skills and knowledge using primarily Google Suite, Adobe, Word and Excel are a necessity.

Minimum Education/Experience Preferred:

  • B.A in Theatre, Arts Administration, Marketing or related field preferred.
  • Three years of professional work experience ideally in a marketing position.
  • Fluent spoken English & Spanish. Fluent written Spanish strongly preferred
  • Experience in commercial and non-profit theater environment is a plus

SALARY: $40,000 – commensurate with experience

BENEFITS: Competitive FT health and vacation options

START DATE: Start date by March 1. However, search will be conducted until a candidate match is found

TO APPLY: Please email your cover letter and resume to info@miaminewdrama.org

Miami New Drama is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Prohibits Discrimination and Harassment of Any Kind: Miami New Drama is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at Miami New Drama are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in our area. Miami New Drama will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. Miami New Drama encourages applicants of all ages.

Ushers

SALARY:  $15.00 per hour

EMPLOYMENT TYPE:  Part time

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Miami New Drama at the Colony Theatre is currently accepting resume submissions to fill open Usher positions for the season.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

This position must be comfortable interfacing with audience members, have excellent customer service skills, and be able to respond in case of an emergency.

Tasks include setting up the auditorium to welcome audiences, directing patrons to their seats, enforcing all front of house audience rules (i.e. cellphone usage), and provide great service to guests.

TO APPLY:  Please email PDF resume to housemanager@miaminewdrama.org  with “Usher” in the subject line.

Technical Director

SALARY:  $55,000/year

EMPLOYMENT TYPE:  Part time

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Position Summary

Miami New Drama is searching for a strong and dependable Technical Director (TD). The TD is responsible for overseeing the scenic build, the general upkeep of day-to-day operations and maintenance at the Colony Theatre, and overseeing facility needs. This role is a leader within the company and manages a large number of crew and contractors in collaboration with the Production Manager.

This is a listing of job activities. Miami New Drama does not hold the expectation that every applicant will have experience in every area. If you feel you are 70% qualified, please apply.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

Core Responsibilities Include:

  • Oversight of all physical technical operations.
  • Creation of appropriate production and technical paperwork for all Miami New Drama engagements, including but not limited to:
    • Ground plan & section
    • Line set schedule
    • Trucking schedules & packing manifests
    • Any and all relevant support documentation
  • Fabrication of all scenic, prop, and electrical practical assets as required; produce all relevant technical drawings or contract out and oversee per budget needs
  • Coordinate all production equipment logistics; Drive trucks as required
  • Oversee warehousing and storage of all production assets
  • Oversee lighting and sound heads to manage and maintain systems and equipment
  • Oversee the maintenance of scenic and prop inventories, both owned and rented, with all required documentation
  • Tracking maintenance of Colony Theatre in collaboration with City Officials
  • Schedule Colony Theatre maintenance and follow ups as needed, occasionally perform maintenance at the Colony Theatre
  • Attend production meetings
  • Additional related duties as assigned by the Production Manager

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Direct and supervise all crews in the warehouse as well as all other locations
  • Direct and supervise all stage crew in the theater, with a direct focus on scenery & rigging.

Fiscal Responsibilities:

  • Interface with Production Manager to provide cost/ feasibility analysis for new scenic designs/projects
  • Bid projects beyond the scope of current staff/crew to outside craftspeople/artisans or shops
  • Responsible for monthly reporting of all expenditures providing support documentation
  • Maintain expense budget within the boundaries of project budgets.

Inventory And Purchasing:

In a supervisory role with the production team, oversee inventory and maintenance of all shop, lighting, costume, and sound equipment. Oversee all routine facility supply stocking as well as general facility hardware such as lamps and stage supplies such as tape. Plan and budget equipment purchases and long-term equipment upgrades. Work with Production Manager, City Officials, and Facilities Team on facility planning and upgrades as needed and defined for a historic structure.

Key Competencies Desired:

  • Demonstrated skill in all areas of scenic and prop construction (carpentry, metal work, foam, textile, scenic painting, electrical, etc.)
  • Demonstrated proficiency in stage electrics including automated lighting and ETC light console programming
  • Strong knowledge of video cameras and associated A/V equipment for recording, playback (live and recorded), and live stream purposes
  • Computer proficient (Windows and Mac), including drafting (Vectorworks and AutoCAD) and audio/video editing & playback software (QLab and Isadora)
  • Demonstrated proficiency in general stage operations, including load-in, rehearsals, show run, and strike
  • Experience directing crews of varying skill levels and experience
  • Ability to drive trucks up to 26’ in length
  • Certified for adult and pediatric First Aid, CPR, and AED (or be willing to get certified)

Experience and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field required
  • Master’s Degree in a related field preferred
  • Prior experience serving in a management role of a theater production department (Formal, informal and cross-disciplinary experiences will be considered)
  • Ability to read and assimilate information from technical design drawings
  • Problem solver, creative thinker, efficient planning and organizational skills
  • Computer skills including but not limited to Word, Excel, Google Workplace.
  • Working knowledge of drafting software, Vectorworks or CAD
  • Skills in lighting programming, sound systems, rigging a plus – must have strong understanding of all aspects of production
  • Fluency in English and Spanish strongly preferred

Physical Requirements/Working Conditions:

  • Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer. Alternates with prolonged periods of standing, moving, and ladder climbing
  • Ability to lift and move 50 lbs.
  • Must be comfortable working in a fast-paced environment where directions and priorities can change rapidly. Must be comfortable working in a team setting or independently.
  • Must have strong time management skills
  • Flexible working hours, including nights, weekends, and holidays.

MiND’s Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion:

Miami New Drama is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Prohibits Discrimination and Harassment of Any Kind: Miami New Drama is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at Miami New Drama are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in our area. Miami New Drama will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. Miami New Drama encourages applicants of all ages.

Procedure of Candidacy:

Please use your cover letter to tell us about what you hope to bring to this role, and how your background and experience responds to the desired skills and qualities. To apply, Please send a resume and cover letter to vanessa@miaminewdrama.org. Your cover letter should be responsive to MiND’s mission and include relevant experience, including any direct experience you’ve had with similar roles and institutions. No phone calls, please.

Not sure you meet 100% of our qualifications? We are dedicated to considering a broad array of candidates, including those with diverse workplace experiences and backgrounds in the performing arts or non-profit space. So, whether you’re returning to work after a gap in employment, simply looking to transition, or taking the next step in your career path, we will be glad to have you on our radar.

If you believe that you could excel in this role, we encourage you to apply.