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STAGES St. Louis is the region’s foremost professional, 501(c)(3) not-for-profit theatre company, committed to preserving and advancing the art form of Musical Theatre through excellence in performance and education. STAGES, now celebrating its 36th year of producing Broadway-quality theatre, employs a full-time staff of twenty-five and a seasonal company from May to October, presenting 140 performances to over 50,000 patrons.

STAGES employs the best Musical Theatre artists available regionally and nationally for all productions. By holding auditions in St. Louis and New York, STAGES is able to attract not only Broadway talent, but also further its commitment to support professional St. Louis actors. In addition, STAGES educates thousands of students each year at its Performing Arts Academy, the region’s only year-round arts school with a comprehensive curriculum run by a professional theatre company.

STAGES St. Louis is taking every effort for the health and safety of the volunteers, staff, and patrons during the COVID-19 pandemic. Disinfectant is used to clean all areas before and after occupancy and all volunteers, patrons, and staffs are dedicated to wearing masks while inside the buildings. There is still a high degree of uncertainty as to the impact of the pandemic over the next few months and its effect on our ability to bring staff together in the shop, office, and on stage. However, we are currently planning, hoping, and moving forward with our best-case scenario.

STAGES St. Louis strives to create a diverse and inclusive environment. Candidates should demonstrate empathy, flexibility, and a strong commitment to building diverse teams. BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ individuals are encouraged to apply.

Academy

Teaching Artists

Job Description:

At STAGES Performing Arts Academy, we are dedicated to cultivating creativity in a safe and engaging environment. We continually search for energetic arts educators to join our inspiring team of teaching artists. SPAA offers evening and weekend classes, full-scale productions, outreach programming, and summer camps for students grades K-12; all of which need teaching artists to make possible! We want an educator  who can confidently guide and manage a classroom, as well as promote growth within students through acting, singing and/or dancing. Schedule is very flexible and accommodating.

About STAGES Performing Arts Academy:

STAGES St. Louis is the region’s foremost not-for-profit company committed to preserving and advancing the art form of Musical Theatre through excellence in performance and education. In 2021, STAGES celebrated its 35th Anniversary Season of producing Broadway-quality theatre, presenting 140 performances from June through October to nearly 50,000 patrons.

With a faculty of more than 30 professional teaching artists, the Academy provides the highest quality musical theatre arts training; currently serving over 450 families throughout St. Louis and the surrounding areas through its classes, productions, and outreach programs. Its sequential curriculum offers a range of opportunities that inspire curiosity, creativity, and passion through musical theatre education.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Create weekly lesson plans, activities, and/or rehearsal schedules
  • Prepare students for a showcase performance to take place at the end of each session
  • Communicate consistently with students and parents regarding important class information 

Desired Qualifications:

Don’t worry about checking every single criteria box – if you feel you have what it takes to be a member of the education team, we want to hear from you!

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant discipline or equivalent work experience
  • Experience in teaching the performing arts (acting, singing, and/or dancing) and passion for arts education
  • Attention to detail and commitment to excellence
  • Excellent relationship-building, management, and problem solving skills
  • Ability to remain calm, collected, and patient under pressure
  • Understanding of classroom management
  • Evening and weekend (Saturdays only) availability

Compensation and Benefits

  • $28.00 – $45.00 per hour (depending on experience)
  • Up to 6-8 hours per week
  • Year-round opportunities available

Instructions to Apply:

Please send a resume (in a PDF) to cstevenson@stagesstlouis.org with the subject line ‘Teaching Artist Application’.

 

Administrative

Executive Producer

Reports to: Board of Trustees
Supervises: Associate Producer
FLSA Status: Full-Time

Position Summary:

To commit to preserving and advancing the art form of Musical Theatre through excellence in performance and education by providing overall strategic leadership that focuses on the production, organizational, and relational management of the organization. The Executive Producer should be a focused and kind leader, an excellent negotiator with a keen business sense and an intimate knowledge and respect for all aspects of theatre production, finance, marketing, and philanthropy.

Essential Functions:

  • Overseeing the development and implementation of the vision and focus of STAGES St. Louis.
  • Work collaboratively with the Board of Trustees, Artistic Director, and other organizational leaders to create annual and long-term strategies to support the mission of STAGES St. Louis.
  • Promote an environment centered on diversity, innovation, and excellence.
  • Be fully versed with classic, current, and new musical theatre literature and work with the Artistic Director to choose each season.
  • Support production, administrative, and academy teams to maintain the highest artistic integrity for all productions and programming.
  • Advise on and oversee all strategic, administrative, financial, and fundraising programs to achieve stability of theatre operations while seeking financial accountability, growth, and sustainability.
  • Advise on and oversee Marketing initiatives to create and implement an annual marketing plan including social media, web site content, online ticket sales, email correspondence, direct mail and other campaigns to build ticket sales, donors and audience base.
  • Support the Artistic Director in the development and implementation of all production related logistics, calendars, and budgets while ensuring agreed upon artistic and technical standards.
  • Cultivate the existing donor community and inspire new and increased audiences and philanthropy.

Strategic and Institutional Leadership

  • Closely collaborate with the Board of Trustees and Artistic Director to develop and implement STAGES’ strategic plan with emphasis on artistic quality, diversity, fundraising, finance, organizational structure, and operations to establish the guiding mission, vision, and values.
  • Cultivate a positive and safe working environment that values creativity, personal accountability, collaboration, transparency, and mutual respect.
  • Coordinate and build ongoing relationships with STAGES’ company members while recruiting new artists to the STAGES’ community.
  • Provide visionary and thoughtful leadership that inspires internal and external stakeholders to participate in a vibrant and exciting future for STAGES St. Louis.
  • Work alongside STAGES team members to implement the development and advancement strategies that support the organization’s creative and financial growth and sustainability.
  • Advance the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and access to ensure an organizational culture that respects and attracts different perspectives and appreciates the significant impacts of programming, policies, procedures, and hiring decisions on the relationship between STAGES and the Community.

Management and Operational Oversight

  • Oversee the Associate Producer and his/her team and advise staff in other areas as needed.
  • In collaboration with the Artistic Director and the Associate Producer, ensure that the appropriate business plans and resources are in place to support the organization’s strategic mission, vision, values, and goals while balancing ambition and mission.
  • Support sustainable workloads and environments for the artists and staff.
  • Assist the Finance Manager, Associate Producer, and Artistic Department in building the annual operating budget.

Board of Trustees

  • Attend all Board meetings and aid in recruiting and on-boarding new Board members.
  • Develop a deep and positive working relationship with the Board of Trustees, regularly updating them on organizational activities at scheduled Board meetings.
  • Engage and motivate Board members, leverage their skills and networks, and collaborate with Board leadership on strengthening Board governance in support of the organization.
  • Educate and advise Board Members on budgets and the budget approval process.

Community Engagement

  • Be a representative and advocate of the STAGES mission and brand throughout the community and work to create an atmosphere that is positive, forward thinking, welcoming, and inclusive.
  • Work with the Associate Producer, Artistic Director and Board of Trustees to coordinate donor development and fundraising activities to ensure STAGES’ financial stability while promoting sustainability.
  • Advise on content for fundraising events such as the Annual Gala, Cheers!, Page to Stage, and other donor cultivation and stewardship events.
  • Guide and support all marketing and public relations plans to build STAGES’ brand and enhance audience growth and engagement.
  • Build relationships with other theatre companies and cultural organizations in St. Louis and beyond.
  • Keep a finger on the pulse of new and evolving works out of New York and other National and International markets.

Competencies

  • Leadership – Support all efforts and initiatives of the STAGES organization in an effort to provide an exceptional experience to all patrons, students, and employees. Maintain a strong, visible and positive presence at all times.
  • Diplomacy & Interpersonal Skills – Capacity to listen and understand different perspectives, handle difficult issues with sensitivity and respect, and communicate effectively with people across hierarchical and functional borders in both written and verbal form.
  • Fundraising – The ability to seek out funding opportunities and network with new and existing donors to cultivate new revenue streams.
  • Productivity/Accountability – Demonstrate the ability to set goals, assign priorities, anticipate problems, and achieve results. Demonstrate accuracy and thoroughness, always looking for ways to improve and promote quality. Demonstrate the willingness to self-evaluate, learn from mistakes, and accept responsibility for actions and decisions while working towards consensus.
  • Teamwork – Work with other employees and departments cooperatively and professionally, treating all with courtesy, honesty, and respect. Participate in the achievement of personal and departmental goals and initiatives. Sharing responsibility for successes and failures and recognizing team members’ contributions to success.
  • Audience and Patron Focus – The motivation to anticipate community needs, proactively learn about others to better engage constituents on every level and respond clearly and courteously to resolve stakeholder concerns.
  • Project & Conflict Management – The ability to identify and mobilize the resources, systems, and people necessary to achieve desired outcomes, address critical concerns or obstacles to success, and focus the team on positive outcomes in conflict situations.

Qualifications

  • Significant managerial or leadership experience with non-profit organization(s) with prior leadership experience working with a theatre company or performing arts venue.
  • Demonstrate a passion for theatre, supporting artists, and the connection between theatre and the community while committing to creating inclusive and diverse programming.
  • Demonstrate experience and capacity to lead, manage, inspire, and collaborate with staff, artists, Board members and volunteers.
  • Possess a wide knowledge of literature and theatre history, as well as experience with producing, fundraising, and non-profit arts management.
  • Have a familiarity with the St. Louis theatre community and arts ecosystem, as well as national/international industry news and trends.
  • Have a broad knowledge of and considerable experience in all aspects of theatre; have a strong community driven vision; and have proven producing skills.
  • Be fiscally knowledgeable and responsible.
  • Familiarity with theatrical unions preferred.

Compensation & Benefits

This is a full-time, year-round, exempt position.  STAGES offers a competitive salary expected to be in the range of $110,000 – $120,000 that is commensurate with experience.  Benefits include: year-round employer contributed health/dental coverage, life insurance, and paid time off, along with voluntary vision coverage, tax-savings flexible spending, and 401K.

Applications & Inquiries

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume with a summary of demonstrable accomplishments to EPsearch@stagesstlouis.org.

Diversity Statement

STAGES St. Louis embraces diversity and equal opportunity in a serious way.  We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be.

This position description is not mean to be an all-inclusive statement of every duty and responsibility that will ever be required for this position. Other duties may be assigned, and the job description may be updated.

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Production

STAGES St. Louis, a professional musical theatre company entering our 36th season, is seeking Production Staff to join our 2022 Season.  The Season consists of three large-scale musicals:  The Karate Kid: The Musical, In The Heights, and A Chorus Line, and runs from February through October.  Start/End dates depend on each individual position.  Limited housing is available depending on the position.

STAGES is taking every effort for the health and safety of the acting company, volunteers, staff, and patrons during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Along with following any Federal, State, and Local mandates, STAGES St. Louis will be operating under the Actors’ Equity Association fully vaccinated guidelines.

STAGES St. Louis strives to create a diverse and inclusive environment. Candidates should demonstrate empathy, flexibility, and a strong commitment to building diverse teams. BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ individuals are strongly encouraged to apply.

There are no positions available at this time.