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McCarter Theatre, the Tony Award-winning Performing Arts Center located in the beautiful city of Princeton, New Jersey, has the following employment opportunities available. We provide an excellent working environment and benefits. Come join our team!

DIRECTOR OF INDIVIDUAL GIVING

McCarter Theatre Center in Princeton, NJ seeks a Director of Individual Giving to join the staff of the development department. McCarter is one of the most active cultural centers in the nation, offering over 200 performances of theater, dance, music and special events each year. The Director of Individual Giving will report to the Director of Development and will be responsible for raising contributed income at the major gifts level. In concert with the Director of Institutional Giving, the Director of Individual Giving shares responsibility for meeting annual goals for contributed income for the department, as well as for special campaigns including future capital and endowment campaigns.

The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree, 3-5 years of experience as a fundraiser specializing in individual giving and major gifts donations. Previous fundraising campaign experience and excellent stewardship skills are desired. Other requirements include exceptional communications skills, the ability to prioritize responsibilities and a personable and collaborative nature. Strong computer skills and experience in fundraising software and/or Tessitura are preferred.

This full time position offers competitive salary and benefits package. Interested applicants should send cover letter, resume and contact information for references to Lindsey Forden, Director of Development, at lforden@mccarter.org. No phone calls please.

McCarter values diversity, and encourages applications from all qualified individuals. McCarter Theatre is an equal opportunity employer.

EDUCATION PROJECTS MANAGER

McCarter Theatre Center in Princeton, New Jersey seeks an enthusiastic, professional, and detail-oriented Education Projects Manager.  As a member of the education and engagement wing of McCarter’s Artistic Department, this employee will be responsible for coordination and implementation of production elements across a variety of programmatic arcs, including in-school artist residencies, after school programs, summer camps, and community events. Specific duties include but are not limited to: Liaising with McCarter’s production department to schedule crew support for education projects; communicating with schools, teachers, and teaching artists to schedule in-school programs and residencies;  contracting freelance teaching artists, assistants, designers, and technicians; participating in program design, evaluation, and calendaring each season; planning and implementing production schedule and deadlines;  loading in and striking production elements for education programs; managing organizational system for storage and upkeep of stock materials; reserving classroom and performance spaces;  and creating production calendars to share with students and families.

The successful candidate will be someone who cares deeply about the educational, artistic, and personal growth of young people through the performing arts; can handle multiple deadlines and overlapping projects with efficiency and grace; and is able to bring their strong organizational skill, aesthetic eye, collaborative spirit, and commitment to excellence to the many projects of the department.

McCarter Theatre Center values a diverse workplace; women and candidates of color are strongly encouraged to apply. Theatre experience essential. Experience with stage management, production management, and programs with youth highly valued; experience with teaching and/or theatrical design a plus. Must have valid driver’s license, be able to lift 50 pounds, and operate a car/truck. Some early morning, late evening, and occasional weekend work required.

Year-round position; Full-time salary and benefits package. Send cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to Jennifer Ayres, Artistic and Education Administrator at education@mccarter.org. No phone calls please.

McCarter values diversity, and encourages applications from all qualified individuals. McCarter Theatre is an equal opportunity employer.

MARKETING ASSOCIATE

McCarter Theatre Center in Princeton, NJ seeks a Marketing Associate to join the staff of the marketing department. McCarter is one of the most active cultural centers in the nation, offering over 200 performances of theater, dance, music and special events each year. The Marketing Associate will plan and execute innovative and effective marketing campaigns with specific attention to retaining customers and achieving measurable sales goals. This position will assist the Director of Group Services with group sales campaigns and playbill advertising sales.

The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree, 1-2 years of experience in a marketing or sales related field, preferably within an arts organization or theater setting. Other requirements include strong interest and passion for the performing arts, exceptional communications skills, and a personable and collaborative nature. Experience in Tessitura software a plus.

Full time salary and benefits package. Interested applicants should send cover letter, resume and contact information for references to Anne Gribbins, Director of Marketing, at agribbins@mccarter.org. No phone calls please.

McCarter values diversity, and encourages applications from all qualified individuals. McCarter Theatre is an equal opportunity employer.

Please Note: We are receiving a high volume of applications for this position, and regret that we cannot respond to everyone personally. You will receive a follow up email from us if we request an interview.

MARKETING ASSISTANT

McCarter Theatre Center in Princeton, NJ seeks a Marketing Assistant to join the staff of the marketing department. McCarter Theatre is one of the most active cultural centers in the nation, offering over 200 performances of theater, dance, music and special events each year. The Marketing Assistant will provide a wide variety of day-to-day administrative support to the marketing department, including tracking and administering invoice billing, assisting with mailings, working with cultivating and educating community volunteers, and assisting the Director of Group Services with the execution and planning of the group sales campaigns for theater series productions. This position will also assist with marketing initiatives and outreach including working on special events and community engagements.

The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree, a strong interest and passion for the arts, exceptional communication skills, and a personable and collaborative nature. Work hours may include evenings and weekends.

Full time salary and benefits package. Interested applicants should send cover letter, resume and contact information for references to Anne Gribbins, Director of Marketing, at agribbins@mccarter.org. No phone calls please.

McCarter values diversity, and encourages applications from all qualified individuals. McCarter Theatre is an equal opportunity employer.

Please Note: We are receiving a high volume of applications for this position, and regret that we cannot respond to everyone personally. You will receive a follow up email from us if we request an interview.

TECHNICAL DIRECTOR

McCarter Theatre seeks qualified individual to oversee operation of the Scene Shop and production of scenery for McCarter’s six-play season. Primary responsibilities include hiring and supervision of shop personnel, collaboration with designers and directors, management of scenic design processes including schedules and budgets, directing the load-in/out of scenery, and maintaining the shop facility and its equipment. The TD must adhere to and enforce safe work practices in the conception, construction, and implementation of scenic designs. Applicants should have demonstrated experience with shop drawings, design and implementation of automation and other specialized scenic elements, maintenance of supply stocks, and upkeep of shop equipment. The successful candidate will have strong communication, organizational, and time management skills, as well as an advanced degree in technical theatre and/or equivalent professional experience in this field. Applicant must be able to lift and carry heavy scenery, climb ladders, and work on the grid. Schedule is variable with night and weekend work during the season. Position reports to the Director of Production. Full-time employment with competitive salary, health, pension, vacation and additional benefits.

Letter, resume and references to: McCarter Theatre Production Department, 91 University Place, Princeton, NJ 08540; or e-mail production@mccarter.org with “Technical Director” in the subject line. No phone calls please. McCarter values diversity, and encourages applications from all qualified individuals. McCarter Theatre is an equal opportunity employer.

FOOD AND BEVERAGE SUPERVISOR

McCarter Theatre Center for the Performing Arts, the region’s leading performing arts center, is looking for a motivated Food & Beverage Supervisor who will serve as key leadership at our new café, Terra Teatro. Responsibilities include: leading a small team, organizing special events, food handling, cash handling and payroll, inventory control, maintaining safety and sanitation standards. Must be an outgoing, results-driven individual who thrives in an entrepreneurial environment. Wine knowledge is preferred.

For immediate consideration, please a message of interest and resume to Tricia Bitetto, Guest Services Manager at tbitetto@mccarter.org. No phone calls. McCarter Theatre is an equal opportunity employer.

THEATRE CONCESSIONS POSITION

McCarter Theatre Center for the Performing Arts, the region's leading performing arts center, is looking for motivated Bartenders and Café Servers who will engage patrons during performances. Applicants will be considered for both concessions as well as for McCarter's new wine bar and cafe, Terra Teatro, where we offer fine wine and a light dinner menu, serving patrons during pre-show, intermission and at specials events.

We are looking for outgoing, motivated individuals who take pride in their work and exhibit the highest hospitality and customer service standards. Must have the ability to multi-task, be customer-service oriented, and reliable transportation. Wine knowledge and foodservice experience is preferred. Hours will be during the evening and weekends. Dress code includes white button-down shirt, black dress slacks and black dress shoes.

For immediate consideration, please a message of interest and resume to Tricia Bitetto, Guest Services Manager at tbitetto@mccarter.org. No phone calls. McCarter Theatre is an equal opportunity employer.

PARKING ATTENDANT AND SECURITY PERSONNEL POSITION

McCarter Theatre Center for the Performing Arts, located in Princeton, NJ, is seeking professional security personnel to coordinate parking before performances and carry out security procedures during and after a performance. We are looking for outgoing, motivated individuals who take pride in their work and exhibit the highest hospitality and customer service standards. Successful applicants have the ability to multi-task, are customer-service oriented, and have reliable transportation. Applicants should have the ability to dress in professional and authoritative-looking business attire. Evenings and weekend hours are a must! For immediate consideration, please submit a cover letter and resume to Tricia Bitetto, Guest Services Manager at tbitetto@mccarter.org. No phone calls. McCarter Theatre is an equal opportunity employer.

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