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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 MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR

Gulfshore Playhouse, a not-for-profit, professional theatre company located in Naples, FL is seeking a dynamic, detail-oriented and organized individual to serve as Marketing and Communications Coordinator. 

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 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 Marketing and Communications Coordinator 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: As soon as possible

Representative Duties:

A critical member of the marketing and development team, reporting to the Chief Advancement Officer, this individual will coordinate all existing marketing programs.  The ideal candidate will have prior experience with a wide range of marketing functions, including communications, design, branding, digital marketing, and social media. The marketing and communications coordinators must be an organized multitasker able to handle many diverse projects at once and meet tight deadlines.

Responsibilities 

  • Coordinate department initiatives, including handling logistics for marketing campaigns, show promotion efforts, events and strategic partnerships
  • Develop copy and implement marketing campaigns via social media platforms, including Facebook, Instagram and Twitter (i.e. posts, sponsored ads, event pages)
  • Manage oversight of the company website, including regular updates, content creation and analytics tracking
  • Collaborate with graphic designer to support the coordination, design, and production for all print and digital collateral
  • Lead creation and implementation of marketing communications efforts, including eblasts, newsletters and blog posts
  • Collaborate with the Development team to produce marketing communications materials
  • Coordinate press requests and interviews; assist in the development of press releases and media alerts
  • Participate in weekly meetings and contributing ideas and recommendations to optimize marketing strategies
  • Supervise marketing intern during their 9-month experience at Gulfshore Playhouse

 

Skills and Qualifications

  • Impeccable interpersonal and communication skills both in writing and verbally 
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe Products
  • 2-4 years of experience in marketing, communications, advertising or public relations setting 
  • Bachelor’s degree in Advertising, Marketing, Communications preferred
  • Graphic design experience, preferred

The Playhouse values hard work, kindness, generosity, passion, and grace-under-pressure.  The Marketing and Communications Coordinator 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. 

Our Charter: https://www.gulfshoreplayhouse.org/wpcontent/uploads/2018/11/Charter.pdf

Salary:

$50,000.00 per year

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 direct cover letter, resumes and references to Kimberly Dye, Chief Advancement Officer, [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 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 Audience Services Coordinator will have the opportunity to participate in everything from ticket sales to special events to coordinating daily business affairs.

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: 

  • Providing concierge-level customer service to all patrons
  • Performing all daily box office duties, including answering ticketing phone calls, selling tickets in-person, printing and sorting tickets, 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.
  • 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
  • Assisting Box Office Manager with maintaining usher database and running usher orientations as needed
  • Assisting with launching of performance reminders and thank you emails
  • 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 and provide leadership in complicated situations with ease
  • 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. 

Our Charter:

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

Salary:

$16.00 per hour

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 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]

 

GULFSHORE PLAYHOUSE SEEKS PROPERTIES ARTISAN

 

Gulfshore Playhouse, a not-for-profit, professional theatre company located in Naples, FL is seeking an adaptable, good-natured, and efficient individual to serve as the Properties Artisan. 

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 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 Props Artisan will have the opportunity to participate in everything from production to special events.

Status: Full-time, seasonal position

Dates: September 2021 to May 2022  

Job Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Assist Props Master in achieving all production goals throughout the season by building, creating, painting, pulling, and sewing all props, furniture, and set dressing in a timely manner as assigned. 
  • Work with Props Master to coordinate all purchases, rentals, and borrows necessary for the realization of the production.
  • Maintain excellent communication with stage management, production staff, and artistic team throughout the production process.
  • Check daily stage manager rehearsal and performance reports for notes concerning props, furniture or set dressing pieces that need to be procured, repaired or replaced. 
  • Follow through with completion of daily notes as assigned by Props Master
  • Assist Props Master with the supervision and training of any additional labor brought into the prop shop.
  • Adhere to all safety protocols at all times.
  • Assist Props Master with maintaining prop stock and storage organization.
  • Attend all necessary meetings including, but not limited to, production meetings and company meetings.
  • Assist the Technical Director and Assistant Technical Director in construction, load-in, and strike of scenic elements. 
  • Provide support for special events.

The ideal candidate is a strong, honest, 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. Gulfshore Playhouse values hard work, kindness, generosity, passion, and grace-under-pressure.  Employee will be expected to work extended hours on occasion when necessary to meet goals. Some weekend and evening hours are required including attendance at some performances, special events, and/or meetings that may happen outside normal hours.

Qualifications:

  • One to two years experience in the field
  • Background in props with supplemental paint, carpentry, and upholstery experience. 

The Playhouse values hard work, kindness, generosity, passion, and grace-under-pressure.  The Properties Artisan 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.

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

Pay rate:

$15 per hour, non-exempt

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 portfolio or examples of work, resume, cover letter, and references to Lindsay Cook, Production Manager, at [email protected].