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At Quincy Community Theatre, our mission is to offer and perpetuate quality theatre entertainment and education in the performing arts through community participation. It is therefore our aim to employ qualified theatrical professionals with a love of the arts and a passion for sharing that love with others.

Currently, QCT is looking for a(n):

Quincy Community Theatre is seeking a full-time Executive Director.  The general duties of this position include:

 

Business and Financial Management

  • Oversee day-to-day business operations of the Theatre
  • Be responsible for creation & administration of the budget
  • Hire and manage full and part-time staff members and contractors, as needed
  • Collaborate with the Artistic Director in hiring the artistic staff including tech staff and costumer
  • Monthly financial reporting and forecasting, capital spending, and expenditures review and approval in cooperation with the Board of Directors
  • Oversees lease issues regarding theatre facilities

 

Advocacy

  • Represent and advocate for the Theatre in an effort to continually enhance its image, visibility, and influence across the community
  • Develop & Nurture relationships with local arts organizations and seek opportunities for collaboration
  • Nurture relationships with local businesses and business groups, arts groups, government agencies, universities, the community, schools, the media, and arts organizations

 

Fundraising

  • In coordination with the Board, create and implement an annual fundraising plan that achieves the fundraising goals of the annual budget
  • Manage donor lists, software and gift acknowledgment protocol
  • Oversee donor recognition and fundraising events
  • Assist the Board with developing and implementing fundraising activities and donor development
  • Manage grant process and ensure that grant applications and grant reports are completed on a timely basis. Oversee the work of a grant writer, when necessary.*

 

Production and Season Coordination

  • Work with the Artistic Director to curate a season that will accomplish the company’s artistic and budgetary goals
  • With Artistic Director, oversee hiring of production teams for each show

 

Board Engagement:

  • Coordinate long-range and annual planning in collaboration with the Board of Directors
  • Report to the Board of Directors on a regular basis to give an update on operational and financial activity

 

Qualifications and Skills

Desired Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree or proven business & financial management experience, preferably in the arts non-profit sector
  • Proven successful fundraising experience including grant writing
  • Marketing/PR experience such as writing press releases, social media, graphic design, etc

 

If interested, please submit a résumé and references to Scott Walden, Board President, at theatrequincy2301@gmail.com or:

ATTN: Scott Walden, Board President
Quincy Community Theatre
300 Civic Center Plaza, Ste. 118
Quincy, IL 62301

Quincy Community Theatre (QCT), a large regional community theatre located in Quincy, Illinois, is searching for a Marketing Coordinator.

 

ABOUT QCT

QCT is a major theatrical resource that exists to offer and perpetuate quality theatre entertainment and education in the performing arts through community participation. Annually, QCT offers our community access to eight major productions, various touring shows, and a robust education department.

 

A staff of nine coordinates all productions and volunteer efforts, while striving to create an environment of inclusivity, creativity, and collaboration. The QCT facility houses a 498-seat auditorium, as well as a black box theatre and full scenic and costume shops. QCT operates on a $450,000 annual budget.

 

THE POSITION

This is a full-time position. The Marketing Coordinator reports to and works under the supervision of both the Executive and Artistic Directors, with the Artistic Director acting as the primary supervisor.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Maintain the theatre’s brand and lead the overall marketing strategy to boost awareness on the local and national levels
  • Develop and execute marketing campaigns for all QCT-sponsored events
  • Design or guide the creation of all programs and advertising materials, including season and class brochures, show posters, emails, sponsorship materials, ads, etc.
  • Coordinate and oversee all media appearances
  • Write and send all press releases, fact sheets, and magazine articles
  • Maintain and update the QCT website and social media accounts
  • Arrange for official production photos
  • Train and lead qualified volunteers to assist in tasks related to these duties
  • May be responsible for Box Office functions on rotating performance nights

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • A Bachelor degree in and/or proven experience in marketing, graphic design, and/or communications
  • Theatre, photography, and video editing experience preferred, but not necessary
  • Proficient in: Microsoft Office Suite; Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop & Premiere Pro), online bulk email platforms, Microsoft Publisher, and WordPress preferred

 

COMPENSATION

  • Salary: $25,000
  • Health Insurance, also available for family, after three months of employment
  • Retirement participation after 36 months of employment

 

APPLICATION

Send a resume, cover letter, writing samples, and design samples to director@1qct.org, or mail to:

 

ATTN: Dan Conboy
Quincy Community Theatre
300 Civic Center Plaza, Ste. 118
Quincy, IL 62301

STATUS: Full time; Exempt; Benefits

REPORTS TO: Artistic Director

 

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES

As the Costume Designer, this person is expected to design the costumes for five (5) Main Stage adult productions and four (4) student theatre productions, one of those being a traveling production. The CD works with the Artistic Director and the scenic design and construction staff to ensure the Creative Team’s vision is achieved on time and on budget. This may entail the direct supervision of any volunteer or part-time paid personnel in the costume shop, and production related Wardrobe Crews. S/he will closely monitor and support both the rehearsal and performance process and maintain clear and accurate records of both time and money. The annual salary of $24,000 is paid on a twice a month basis and after 90 days, the theatre will pay for medical insurance for the employee and the employee’s family will be eligible for inclusion at the employee’s expense.

 

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES

Pre-Production

  • Work with Designers and Directors to ensure common knowledge of the Theatre’s costume capabilities and limitations.
  • Determine with the production director the feasibility of initial costume designs and communicate production concerns and/or problems.
  • Determine the resources needed for each show and make arrangements for procurement of those resources. This may include building, purchasing, renting, or borrowing whatever is necessary to complete projects.
  • Attend all pre-production concept meetings and production meetings.
  • Work to ensure materials and equipment are on hand and ready for projects to proceed in the costume shop.
  • Keep open communication with administrative and production teams to anticipate design changes that could result in budget/work overruns.
  • Review designs with the production directors, paying special attention to how the costumes affect actor/personnel comfort and safety.
  • Coordinate with Stage Management for all measurements and fittings.
  • Coordinate with Stage Management as to the dressing room assignments and protocols.

 

Tech Week/Production

  • Ensure all actors have their assigned costumes and that the production director has approved them.
  • Supervise costume protocols for the production including all necessary changes.
  • Prepare dressing rooms by ensuring all costumes are loaded-in, labeled, and rooms are clean and hygienic.
  • Ensure that the costumes, wigs, and make-up are maintained during the run of each show.

 

Budget Supervisory Duties

  • Maintain clear financial records of show-by-show expenses and ensure that expenses are prudent and economical.
  • Closely work with Designers to ensure that no line budget item is changed or exceeded without prior approval of the Executive Director.
  • Supervise the budget and hiring of extra labor in the Costume Shop.
  • Follow the established production purchasing procedures.

 

Personnel Supervisory Duties

  • Maintain a positive attitude of leadership.
  • Keep track of all events, meetings, activities, and scheduling to ensure an informed Costume Shop staff.
  • Supervise any volunteers and interns assigned to the Costume department.
  • Coordinate detailed work schedules for interaction between departments.
  • Keep the Artistic Director and the Executive Director informed of any department personnel problems.
  • Strive to maintain pleasant work attitudes in all costume, hair and make-up areas.
  • See that the proper chains of communication are being followed.

 

Equipment Supervisory Duties

  • Ensure maintenance of equipment and proper inventories of the Costume Shop and approve same.
  • Supervise the use of costume shop and dressing room space by all technical departments.
  • Be aware of improvements and/or equipment needs and bring them to the attention of the Artistic Director and the Executive Director.

 

Other

  • Accept and take direction from the Artistic Director and for student productions, the Education Director.
  • Perform other duties as required
  • Adhere to all Quincy Community Theatre operating procedures to include safety and security
  • Assist when appropriate in special programming and events.

 

Experience, Abilities, Skills Required

  • Excellent leadership and personnel management
  • Industry knowledge of costume design for theatrical productions.
  • Industry knowledge of costume construction including but not limited to drafting, pattern making, draping, sewing, millinery, crafts, jewelry making and tailoring.
  • Relevant experience in a professional costume shop
  • Budget management experience
  • General office skills, including PC/Microsoft proficiency

 

If interested, please submit a résumé, references, and examples of previous work  to Executive Director Dan Conboy at director@1qct.org or:

ATTN: Dan Conboy, Executive Director
Quincy Community Theatre
300 Civic Center Plaza, Ste. 118
Quincy, IL 62301

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