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GULFSHORE PLAYHOUSE SEEKS GENERAL MANAGER

 

Gulfshore Playhouse, a not-for-profit, professional theatre company located in Naples, Florida, is seeking a dynamic, detail-oriented and experienced individual to serve as General Manager

 

Gulfshore Playhouse offers a diverse season of straight plays and small musicals ranging from venerated classics and Broadway hits to contemporary works and world premieres. The Playhouse is passionately committed to producing high-quality, professional theatre which exceeds the expectations of the cultured residents and visitors of Naples, FL, many of whom are regular theatre patrons in New York, Chicago, Boston, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C.

 

Gulfshore Playhouse has performed for many years in an intimate 200 seat venue at the Norris Center, a municipal building run by the City of Naples. The Playhouse is currently in the middle of a $60M capital campaign to build a state-of-the-art theatre and education center, featuring two theatres and education space. The goal for groundbreaking is late 2021.

 

Status: Full time, year-round position

Start Date: August 2021

Representative Duties:

  • Handling negotiations and contracts for Playhouse personnel including staff, interns, designers, directors, actors, etc.
  • Serving as liaison between the Playhouse and various industry unions including Actors’ Equity Association, USA, and SDC
  • Manage the onboarding/offboarding of personnel and independent contractors, ensuring proper paperwork is processed and in place with appropriate payroll company and health insurance provider;
  • Serving as the human resources contact for GP Team Members and liaising with PEO
  • Manage/track/assist team members with benefits including paid time off, health benefits, 403b, etc.
  • Assisting the Managing Director in liaising with constituents related to the new Playhouse construction 
  • Serve as point person for rented performance venue, coordinating schedules for rehearsal, performance, and classroom spaces
  • Coordinating all necessary staff training sessions, including with business coach and ED&I work
  • Enforcing the organization’s safety guidelines 

 

The Playhouse values hard work, kindness, generosity, passion, and grace-under-pressure.  The General Manager will be expected to work extended hours when necessary to meet goals.   Weekend and evening hours are required including attendance at Opening Nights and some show performances, special events, and/or meetings that may happen outside normal hours.

 

Qualifications:

 

The ideal candidate would possess:

 

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • The ability to work with a team; 
  • Skills with current software such as Microsoft Excel, Google Drive, Calendar, and GoogleDocs;
  • The capability to interface with team members, guest artists, patrons, donors, and board members alike;
  • Strong negotiation skills;
  • Familiarity with payroll and payroll processing;
  • Proficiency with technology and ticketing software;
  • Familiarity with Theatre and/or Performing Arts.

 

Salary: 

$50,000-$55,000 annually plus excellent benefits

 

Gulfshore Playhouse is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse staff; we strongly encourage people from underrepresented groups and diverse backgrounds to apply.

 

Please send cover letter, resume, and a list of references to [email protected]

GULFSHORE PLAYHOUSE SEEKS ASSISTANT COMPANY MANAGER

Gulfshore Playhouse, a not-for-profit, professional theatre company located in Naples, Florida, is seeking a dynamic and detail-oriented individual to serve as Assistant Company Manager

 

Gulfshore Playhouse offers a diverse season of straight plays and small musicals ranging from venerated classics and Broadway hits to contemporary works and world premieres. The Playhouse is passionately committed to producing high-quality, professional theatre which exceeds the expectations of the cultured residents and visitors of Naples, FL, many of whom are regular theatre patrons in New York, Chicago, Boston, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C.

 

Gulfshore Playhouse has performed for many years in an intimate 200-seat venue at the Norris Center, a municipal building run by the City of Naples. The Playhouse is currently in the middle of a $60M capital campaign to build a state-of-the-art theatre and education center, featuring two theatres and education space. The goal for groundbreaking is late 2021.

 

Status: Full-time, seasonal position

Dates: August 23, 2021 to May 29, 2022

Representative Duties:

  • Assisting the Company Manager with coordinating, managing, and executing all aspects of artist logistics while utilizing concierge-level customer service to all visitors, including:
    • Travel, housing, and transportation needs while in town 
    • The comfort for the Playhouse’s actors, designers, guest artists etc. 
  • Assisting the Company Manager with coordinating airport pick-ups and drop-offs
  • Assisting the Company Manager with other company management duties which include, but are not limited to: 
    • Facilitating welcome packet distribution
    • Procurement and upkeep of rental properties in collaboration with landlords, including but not limited to cleanliness and repairs
    • Assisting with and maintaining the company calendar, including staff meetings, birthdays, and special events
    • Addressing all general needs of artists, such as housing, reimbursements, shipping, and transportation
    • Maintaining guest artist housing spreadsheets, contact sheets, emergency medical forms, worker’s comp claims, finance reports, and contract requirement spreadsheets

 

The ideal candidate will have a willingness to ensure high-quality work in the guest artist experience and excellent communication and organizational skills.  The Playhouse values hard work, kindness, generosity, passion, and grace-under-pressure.  The Assistant Company Manager will be expected to work extended hours when necessary to meet goals. Weekend and evening hours are required including attendance at Opening Nights, special events, and/or meetings that may happen outside normal hours.

 

Qualifications:

 

The ideal candidate would possess:

 

  • Ability to work with a team and build relationships with the guest artists and Gulfshore Playhouse team members
  • Comfort with Microsoft Excel, Google Drive, Calendar, and Docs a must
  • Comfort with driving their own vehicle
  • Comfort with interfacing with guests artists, team members, donors, and board members alike

 

Salary: 

$575 to $600 per week

 

Gulfshore Playhouse is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse staff; we strongly encourage people from underrepresented groups and diverse backgrounds to apply.

Please send cover letter, resume, and a list of references to j[email protected].

GULFSHORE PLAYHOUSE SEEKS AUDIENCE SERVICES COORDINATOR

Gulfshore Playhouse, a not-for-profit, professional theatre company located in Naples, FL is seeking a dynamic, detail-oriented and customer service savvy individual to serve as Audience Services Coordinator. The successful candidate will provide Front of House and administrative assistance for the 21-22 Season. Gulfshore Playhouse offers a diverse season of straight plays and small musicals ranging from venerated classics and Broadway hits to contemporary works and world premieres. The Playhouse is passionately committed to producing high-quality, professional theatre which exceeds the expectations of the cultured residents and visitors of Naples, FL, many of whom are regular theatre patrons in New York, Chicago, Boston, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C. Gulfshore Playhouse has performed for many years in an intimate 200-seat venue at the Norris Center, a municipal building run by the City of Naples. The Playhouse is currently in the middle of a $60M capital campaign to build a state-of-the-art theatre and education center, featuring two theatres and education space. The goal for groundbreaking is late 2021. Status: Full-time, seasonal position Dates: September 2021 to May 2022 Representative Duties: Reporting directly to the organization’s Box Office Manager and Patron Services Manager, the position’s duties include but are not limited to:  Performing all daily box office duties, including answering ticketing phone calls, selling tickets in-person, printing and sorting tickets, taking group sales orders, interacting with subscribers and patrons, pulling box office reports, etc.  Assisting Box Office Manager with all administrative work, including but not limited to mailings, reporting, assisting patrons, taking minutes for meetings, etc.  Providing concierge-level customer service to all patrons  Assisting the Box Office Manager at each performance with all front of house duties, including interacting with patrons, overseeing concessions, seating and front desk duties, setting up of Synergy events  Assisting Box Office Manager with maintaining usher database and running usher orientations as needed  Assisting in managing group sales and experiences  Assisting with launching of performance reminders and thank you emails  Assisting with audience engagement  Attending all staff meetings and other meetings as required  Working any events as may be required by employer including opening night celebrations, the annual education luncheon, and the annual gala fundraiser

 Providing services in a manner in accordance with the guidelines contained within Employer’s employee manual and style guide  Rendering such other services as may reasonably be required by Employer and as are customarily furnished by an Audience Services Coordinator at a first-class professional theatrical organization in the United States Qualifications: ● Ability to handle complicated situations with ease, and provide leadership in emergency situations ● Ability to deliver concierge-level customer service to all who walk through our doors, providing an excellent patron experience ● Outstanding interpersonal, communication, and phone skills ● Ability to be self-directed as well as take direction well ● Excellent skill level in Microsoft Office Suite ● Attention to detail and time management skills ● Previous experience in customer service and/or ticket sales preferred but not required The ideal candidate is a strong, team-spirited self-starter who is excited to join a tireless, rapidly-growing, and attitude-forward regional theatre. Candidates should be friendly, excellent with patrons, staff, and visiting artists alike, and possess excellent communication and organizational skills. The Playhouse values hard work, kindness, generosity, passion, and grace-under-pressure. Employee will be expected to work evening and weekend hours at the theatre during performances, and extended hours for special events such as Opening Nights and the Annual Gala. Employee will have time in the office to handle administrative duties during the week when it fits into their schedule. Gulfshore Playhouse is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse staff; we strongly encourage people from underrepresented groups and diverse backgrounds to apply. Please direct resumes to Ashley Brooks, Patron Services Manager, [email protected]

Gulfshore Playhouse, a not-for-profit, professional theatre company located in Naples, Florida, is seeking a dynamic, detail-oriented and organized individual to serve as Development Intern. Gulfshore Playhouse offers a diverse season of straight plays and small musicals ranging from venerated classics and Broadway hits to contemporary works and world premieres. The Playhouse is passionately committed to producing high-quality, professional theatre which exceeds the expectations of the cultured residents and visitors of Naples, FL, many of whom are regular theatre patrons in New York, Chicago, Boston, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C. Gulfshore Playhouse has performed for many years in an intimate 200 seat venue at the Norris Center, a municipal building run by the City of Naples. The Playhouse is currently in the middle of a $60M capital campaign to build a state-of-the-art theatre and education center, featuring two theatres and education space. The goal for groundbreaking is late 2021. Internship Dates: August 30, 2021 – May 22, 2022 Representative Duties: Job duties include but are not limited to:

 Assisting the Chief Advancement Officer with all administrative aspects related to development (fundraising) and marketing including letters, mailings, data entry, recordkeeping, calendar scheduling, and email communications  Assisting the Annual Giving and Events Manager with all aspects of planning and delivering in-person and possible virtual events including opening night celebrations, recognition events and our annual Gala  Participating in all high-level meetings (internal staff, development committee, Capital Campaign Committee) and compose minutes  Communicating with donors and patrons regarding their donations and ticket purchases  High level of customer service work  Possessing the ability to work on the fly, multi-task at the highest level possible, maintain confidentiality, demonstrate flexibility, accept regular feedback on work and performance, and be change-oriented and open to constant adaptation of duties and activities The ideal candidate is a strong, team-spirited self-starter who is excited to join a tireless, rapidly-growing, and attitude-forward regional theatre. Candidates should be friendly, excellent with patrons, staff, and visiting actors alike, and possess excellent communication and organizational skills. The Playhouse values hard work, kindness, generosity, passion, and grace- under-pressure. Interns will be expected to work extended hours on occasion when necessary to meet goals. Weekend and evening hours are required including attendance at performances, special events, and meetings that may happen outside normal hours.

Qualifications:

The ideal candidate would possess:  One to two years of experience in the field (including at the college level)  Classwork or experience in development, marketing, communications, public relations  Exceptional writing and verbal communication skills  Demonstrated experience with Microsoft Office Suite, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter  Knowledge of WordPress, OvationTix and Raiser’s Edge appreciated but not required Benefits: Furnished housing with a private bedroom and shared living space, internet and cable is included. There is a washer and dryer in the apartment. The apartment complex has a pool and fitness center on site.

Weekly stipend: $250/week

Gulfshore Playhouse is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse staff; we strongly encourage people from underrepresented groups and diverse backgrounds to apply. Please send resume, cover letter, and references to Kimberly Dye, Chief Advancement Officer, at [email protected] to apply.

GULFSHORE PLAYHOUSE SEEKS WARDROBE INTERN

Gulfshore Playhouse, a not-for-profit, professional theatre company located in Naples, Florida, is seeking a dynamic, detail-oriented and organized individual to serve as Wardrobe Intern

Gulfshore Playhouse offers a diverse season of straight plays and small musicals ranging from venerated classics and Broadway hits to contemporary works and world premieres. The Playhouse is passionately committed to producing high-quality, professional theatre which exceeds the expectations of the cultured residents and visitors of Naples, FL, many of whom are regular theatre patrons in New York, Chicago, Boston, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C.

Gulfshore Playhouse has performed for many years in an intimate 200 seat venue at the Norris Center, a municipal building run by the City of Naples. The Playhouse is currently in the middle of a $60M capital campaign to build a state-of-the-art theatre and education center, featuring two theatres and education space.  The goal for groundbreaking is late 2021.

Internship Dates: August 30, 2021 – May 22, 2022

Representative Duties:

Job Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Assisting with getting actors into costumes
  • Checking in and checking out of costumes
  • Loading in costumes and setting up dressing rooms
  • Assisting with running show backstage
  • Assisting with quick changes
  • Care and cleaning of costumes, including minor repairs
  • Assisting with wig maintenance  
  • Occasionally assisting costume shop
  • Maintaining a clean and orderly environment
  • Assisting with scene changes during performances
  • Providing support for special events and other departments as needed

Qualifications:

The ideal candidate is a friendly and organized person who is ready to learn and grow at a regional theater. They would have experience working backstage and would have intermediate stitching skills. The Playhouse values hard work, kindness, generosity, passion, and grace-under-pressure. Interns will be expected to work extended hours on occasion when necessary to meet goals. Weekend and evening hours are required including attendance at performances, special events, and/or meetings that may happen outside normal hours.

Benefits:

Furnished housing with a private bedroom and shared living space, internet and cable is included. There is a washer and dryer in the apartment. The apartment complex has a pool and fitness center on site.

Weekly stipend: $250/week

Gulfshore Playhouse is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse staff; we strongly encourage people from underrepresented groups and diverse backgrounds to apply.

Please send resume, cover letter, and references to Lindsay Cook, Production Manager, at [email protected] to apply.

GULFSHORE PLAYHOUSE SEEKS EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT

Gulfshore Playhouse, a mission-driven, professional theatre company located in Naples, Florida, is seeking a dynamic, detail-oriented and organized individual to serve as Executive Assistant, providing full administrative support to the CEO & Producing Artistic Director.

Gulfshore Playhouse offers a diverse season of straight plays and musicals ranging from venerated classics and Broadway hits to contemporary works and world premieres. The Playhouse is passionately committed to producing high-quality, professional theatre which exceeds the expectations of the cultured residents and visitors of Naples, FL, many of whom are regular theatre patrons in New York, Chicago, Boston, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C. 

Gulfshore Playhouse has performed for many years in an intimate 200-seat venue at the Norris Center, a municipal building run by the City of Naples. The Playhouse is in the final phases of a $60M capital campaign and will soon be breaking ground on the Baker Theatre and Education Center, a state-of-the-art facility, featuring a 350-seat mainstage with a Broadway-sized stage, a 125-seat flexible space, rehearsal studios, classrooms, and rental space.  This is an extraordinarily exciting time for the Playhouse, which is experiencing unprecedented growth, and the Executive Assistant will have the opportunity to participate in everything from production to special events to coordinating daily business affairs.

Status: Full-time, year-round position

Start Date: Available now

Reporting directly to the CEO & Producing Artistic Director, the Executive Assistant will provide executive support in a one on one working relationship, serve as the primary point of contact for internal and external constituencies on all matters pertaining to the office of the CEO, serve as a liaison to the board of directors and senior management teams, organize and coordinate executive outreach and external relations efforts, and oversee special projects.  The Executive Assistant must be creative and enjoy working within a small, entrepreneurial environment that is mission-driven, results-driven and community oriented.  

The ideal individual will have a strong drive to provide high-quality work, the ability to exercise good judgment in a variety of situations, with strong written and verbal communication, administrative, and organizational skills, and leadership capabilities.  The Executive Assistant will have the ability to work independently on projects, from conception to completion, handling a wide variety of activities and confidential matters with discretion.  The Playhouse values hard work, kindness, generosity, passion, and grace-under-pressure.  The Executive Assistant will be expected to work extended hours when necessary to meet goals. Some weekend and evening hours are required including attendance at Opening Nights, special events, and/or meetings that may happen outside normal hours.

Representative Duties:

Executive Support

  • Completes a broad variety of administrative tasks for the CEO including managing an extremely active calendar of appointments; composing and preparing correspondence that is sometimes confidential; arranging complex and detailed travel plans, itineraries, and agendas; and compiling documents for meetings, speeches, rehearsals, and donor presentations
  • Plans, coordinates, and ensures the CEO’s schedule is followed and respected.
  • Provides ”gatekeeper” assistance, creating win-win situations for direct access to the CEO’s time and office
  • Communicates directly, and on behalf of the CEO with board members, donors, owner’s reps, members of city government, staff, and others on matters related to the CEO’s strategic and artistic initiatives
  • Researches, prioritizes, and follows up on incoming issues and concerns addressed to the CEO, including those of a sensitive or confidential nature.  Determines appropriate course of action, referral, or response
  • Works closely and effectively with the CEO to keep her well informed of upcoming commitments and responsibilities, following up appropriately.  Acts as ”eyes and ears” when necessary, keeping the CEO updated on issues taking place in the environment.
  • Provides leadership to build relationships crucial to the success of the organization
  • Helps with all tasks that facilitate the CEO’s ability to effectively lead the company
  • Prioritizes conflicting needs; handles matters expeditiously, proactively, and follows-through on projects to successful completion, often with deadline pressures
  • Supporting the budgeting process through compiling information from a variety of departments

Senior Management Support

  • Participates as an adjunct member of the senior team including assisting in scheduling meetings and attending all meetings
  • Assists in coordinating the agenda of senior management team meetings and/or rehearsals which the CEO is directing or attending. 
  • Minutes taking and transcribing for meetings when needed
  • Support of the COO & Managing Director and other senior managers when appropriate

Artistic

  • Assisting in a variety of projects, such as event brainstorming and preparation, invitation creation and distribution, or solicitation/thank you letters;
  • Researching and otherwise supporting play-reading and preparation as necessary
  • Attending rehearsals; providing email support, communication support; and note-taking as needed
  • Setting up interviews with potential creative members; liaising with the casting director regarding scheduling of auditions, creation of sides, and breakdowns; interacting with directors, designers, and actors as appropriate

Qualifications

  • Strong organizational skills that reflect that ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks seamlessly and with excellent attention to detail
  • Very strong interpersonal skills, and the ability to build relationships with stakeholders
  • Expert level written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated proactive approaches to problem-solving with strong decision-making capability
  • Emotional maturity
  • Fearlessness, a friendly, outgoing disposition, and a can-do attitude
  • Highly resourceful team-player, with the ability to also be extremely effective independently
  • Proven ability to handle confidential information with discretion, be adaptable to various competing demands, and demonstrate the highest level of customer/client service, and staff responsiveness possible
  • Demonstrated ability to achieve high performance goals and meet deadlines in a fast paced environment
  • Forward looking thinker, who actively seeks opportunities and proposes solutions

Education and experience

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Strong work tenure; 2-5 years of experience supporting C-level executives
  • Experience and interest in internal and external communications
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint), Adobe Acrobat, and Social Media web platforms

Our Charter:  https://www.gulfshoreplayhouse.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Charter.pdf

Wage: Salary range: $36,000-$42,000

Gulfshore Playhouse is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse staff; we strongly encourage people from underrepresented groups and diverse backgrounds to apply. 

Gulfshore Playhouse offers benefits that increase along with tenure, including health, dental, and vision insurance, a 403(b) retirement plan and paid vacation and sick leave. 

Please send a cover letter, resume, and a list of references to [email protected]

 

 

 

GULFSHORE PLAYHOUSE SEEKS ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

Gulfshore Playhouse, a not-for-profit, professional theatre company located in Naples, Florida, is seeking a dynamic, detail-oriented, and organized individual to serve as Administrative Assistant. 

Gulfshore Playhouse offers a diverse season of straight plays and small musicals ranging from venerated classics and Broadway hits to contemporary works and world premieres. The Playhouse is passionately committed to producing high-quality, professional theatre which exceeds the expectations of the cultured residents and visitors of Naples, FL, many of whom are regular theatre patrons in New York, Chicago, Boston, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C. 

Gulfshore Playhouse has performed for many years in an intimate 200-seat venue at the Norris Center, a municipal building run by the City of Naples. The Playhouse is currently in the middle of a $60M capital campaign to build a state-of-the-art theatre and education center, featuring two theatres and education space. The goal for groundbreaking is late 2021.

Status: Full-time, year-round position

Start Date: As soon as possible


Representative Duties:

Reporting to the Office Manager, the Administrative Assistant will be responsible for:

  • Assisting with the day-to-day operations of the administrative office;
  • Performing daily box office duties, including answering ticketing phone calls, selling tickets in-person, interacting with subscribers and patrons, pulling box office reports, etc; 
  • Supporting the Producing Artistic Director and Managing Director in various ways including but not limited to:
    • Calendar management
    • Daily upkeep of reminders
    • Meeting preparation;
  • Taking notes/minutes at various meetings;
  • Assisting with event planning and hosting as requested;
  • Utilizing concierge-level customer service to all visitors; 
  • Maintaining organization and cleanliness of administrative office work spaces;
  • Assisting in Development department projects, such as event brainstorming and preparation, supervision or execution of mailing lists, RSVP lists, invitation distribution, and solicitation/thank you letters;
  • Assisting Front of House and Opening Night duties as required.

The ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills and a willingness to ensure high-quality work.  The Playhouse values hard work, kindness, generosity, passion, and grace-under-pressure.  The Administrative Assistant will be expected to work extended hours when necessary to meet goals. Weekend and evening hours are required including attendance at Opening Nights and some show performances, special events, and/or meetings that may happen outside normal hours.

Qualifications:

The ideal candidate would possess:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work with a team and build relationships with the staff, audience, and community
  • Knowledge of software such as, Microsoft Excel, Google Drive, Google Calendar, and Google Docs a must
  • Comfort with interfacing with students, patrons, donors, and board members alike
  • Skilled with technology and willingness to learn ticketing software
  • Familiarity with Theatre and/or Performing Arts, preferred

Wage: 

This is an entry level position with starting pay at $600/week plus benefits.

Gulfshore Playhouse is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse staff; we strongly encourage people from underrepresented groups and diverse backgrounds to apply. 

Please send a cover letter, resume, and a list of references to [email protected]