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Costume Assistants

Production / Facility Manager (Full-Time)

Marketing Manager (Full-Time)

 

ABOUT THE COMPANY

The Random Farms Kids’ Theater (as featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, the Fox News Channel and in the new Stagestruck book series) is a not-for-profit organization that offers musical theater programming to young people from kindergarten through college. The company was founded in 1995 and currently serves approximately 1,200 young people each year with an annual operating budget just over $1.2 million. Random Farms operates primarily in Westchester County, NY, though many of its participants travel from nearby counties in NY as well as CT and NJ. The organization is in a state of tremendous growth, with expanding program attendance, a growing Board of Trustees, and a capital campaign on the horizon. There are currently 7 full-time employees, plus several part-time independent contractors and resident artists.

 

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COSTUME ASSISTANTS

Help with costume fittings, costume changes and quick changes. Learn all aspects of costuming (up to 300 kids for Workshops and 150 kids for Mainstages) from studio fittings to backstage assistance.  

Must be available for all dress rehearsals and performances.  $8/hr (students); $10/hr (high school graduates).  Email cover letter and resume to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  Please indicate your availability and whether you are interested in Mainstages and/or Workshops.  Sewing skills are helpful but not necessary.

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PRODUCTION / FACILITY MANAGER

Random Farms is seeking a full-time Production / Facility Manager to join its small and rapidly growing staff. The Production / Facility Manager will provide program and administrative support to the Artistic Director and Program Directors. S/he will also manage operations of the rehearsal studio in Elmsford NY and act as a “bridge” between the Artistic and Administrative functions within the organization. We are seeking an extremely organized professional with a positive attitude and experience in theater and/or educational institutions to join our friendly community of theater-loving staff and families during an exciting new chapter in the company’s history.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Production Coordination (approx 50%)

  • Assist the Artistic Director and Program Directors with production logistics (eg, send rehearsal schedules, coordinate load-in and load-out, conduct pre-production research, prop research and acquisition, maintain production schedules and task lists, etc.)

  • Communicate with venue staff and production staff as needed on behalf of the Directors (eg, scheduling, reviewing invoices, etc.)

  • Communicate with the program participants and their families (eg, notify them about rehearsal schedules and costume fittings, track attendance, coordinate parent volunteers, assist with program registration, etc.)

  • Communicate with administrative staff to ensure that production-related admin tasks occur in alignment with the production schedule (eg, playbill preparation, box office preparation, participant registration, etc.)

Facility Management (approx 25%)

  • Create weekly studio schedule and distribute to staff

  • Collect mail from local PO Box and distribute to staff

  • Coordinate maintenance of studio technology (eg, wifi, phone system, security cameras, etc.)

  • Coordinate facility maintenance (eg, schedule weekly janitorial services, communicate with landlord about building maintenance and issues, stock facility with supplies, etc.). Note: The Production & Facility Manager will coordinate janitorial services for weekly cleanings (ie, mopping, toilet cleanings, etc.), and handle additional clean-ups and mishaps as necessary.

Front Desk Management (approx 25%)

  • Provide a welcoming presence at the studio’s lobby / front desk

  • Recruit and manage a small team of volunteers and interns to provide front desk support when the Production / Facility Manager is unavailable

  • Manage the check-in/check-out process as participants arrive and leave

  • Assist participants and families with program information and registration questions

  • Communicate with Administrative staff about relevant matters (eg, inform the Operations Manager of registration issues; report to the Marketing and Sales Manager about merchandise inventory, etc.)


QUALIFICATIONS

  • 2-3 years experience in stage management / production management OR experience in those roles on 10+ productions

  • Extremely organized with strong ability to prioritize

  • Strong communication skills and diplomacy

  • Strong customer service skills

  • Computer proficient and willingness to learn and use software integral to the programs and organizational operations

  • Experience with youth theater or other youth programs a plus

WORK LOCATION / SCHEDULE / DETAILS

Start Date: mid-August

Salary: $35,000

Benefits: Health insurance (partially paid by employer), 401k, FSA, paid time off (vacation, sick, personal)

Schedule: This is a full-time position whose schedule may vary throughout the year depending on production and program schedules. Programs operate primarily during afternoons, evenings, and weekends, and the Production / Facility Coordinator will be expected to work some combination of days and hours that fit within the operating hours. The Artistic Director will work with the Production / Facility Manager to create a full-time (eg 5 days) schedule that supports the program and production needs while considering his/her schedule preferences.

Location: The Production / Facility Manager will work primarily at the Random Farms studio in Elmsford, NY. The Production / Facility Manager will also need to be present at most dress rehearsals and performances at local theater venues (such as Tarrytown Music Hall, Paramount Theater Peekskill, Yorktown Stage).

APPLICATION PROCESS

Please send a resume, cover letter, and two references to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the phrase “Production / Facility Manager Application” in the subject line.  (We will only contact references after the final round of interviews and we will let candidates know in advance of our intent to contact them.)


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MARKETING MANAGER

Random Farms is seeking a full-time Marketing Managerto join its small and rapidly growing staff. This is a remote-work position and the work schedule can be tailored to fit the right candidates’ preferences.  The job offers a great opportunity for growth as the position will likely evolve over time. The initial priorities will be to maintain the organization’s current marketing practices and increase promotion of revenue-generating opportunities (eg., ticket sales, costume rentals, specific classes/programs). Secondary priorities will be to collaborate with our team to identify new marketing needs and opportunities, and shape a broader communications strategy. We are seeking an eager marketing professional with a positive attitude to join our friendly community of theater-loving staff and families during an exciting new chapter in the company’s history.

ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE

The Marketing Manager will report directly to the Managing Director, while also working closely with other members of the staff. S/he will be the sole employee dedicated entirely to Marketing, though the rest of the staff will continue to be integral to marketing efforts. The executive staff will provide guidance and context for current marketing practices and goals; the program staff will provide insight about the community’s needs and will help deliver content and messaging; and the administrative staff will provide data that supports marketing efforts. Over time, we may also develop internship or volunteer opportunities as needed.

RESPONSIBILITIES

The current marketing strategy spans a wide range of tactics, from website content to social media, and from commercial-quality print materials to in-house “grassroots” fliers. Word-of-mouth is one of our strongest marketing tools. The Marketing Managerwill maintain many of these existing practices, analyze them for effectiveness, and employ new tactics to strengthen participation and revenue in key areas. The position will likely evolve over time, but will initially include:

Content Creation and Management (30%)

  • Consolidate existing brand and content guidelines into reference tools for staff, volunteers, etc.

  • Leverage our existing social media platforms and give them a spark!

  • Transpose (or coordinate the transposition of) the website to a more user-friendly platform

  • Produce in-house promotional materials (eg., fliers, programs, e-blasts, website content)

  • Coordinate outside vendors as needed for larger-scale projects (eg., graphic designers for new logos and major print projects, web developers to maintain back-end of website, etc.)

Content Delivery and Analysis (30%)

  • Develop and maintain a marketing calendar to plan and track all marketing projects

  • Analyze effectiveness of existing marketing channels, and plan or adjust marketing tactics accordingly (eg., mass emails, social media, print marketing, peer-based and word-of-mouth marketing, press releases)

Community Relationships and Data Management (30%)

  • Analyze data about marketing channels and existing customers (eg, mass email ROI, web traffic, social media engagement, customer demographics, etc.)

  • Communicate directly with participants, families, and staff to understand how they access information, and identify which information is most useful / compelling for them

Sales and Customer Service (10%)

  • Coordinate with the box office to prepare for ticket sales, groups ticket sales, and comp tickets

  • Analyze and import box office sales data into the CRM database

  • Coordinate, promote, and analyze merchandise sales via the online gallery and lobby merchandise counter.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Professional experience in marketing required, preferably in an educational, arts, or nonprofit setting

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Strong analytical skills

  • Knowledge of and curiosity about current and emerging marketing channels

  • Familiarity and comfort with technology used in the context of marketing and sales (ie, web design, social media, databases, mass marketing tools, etc.)

  • Light graphic design skills (major projects will be outsourced to a graphic designer)

  • Ability to work in a small organization with limited resources and budget for marketing initiatives

  • Motivated to take initiative and work independently

  • Open to feedback and working within established marketing guidelines

  • B.A. or higher, preferably in Marketing, Communications, or similar

WORK LOCATION / SCHEDULE / DETAILS

Start date: Late July - early August

Salary: $40,000

Benefits: Health insurance (partially paid by employer); 401k; FSA; remote work / flexible schedule

This is a full-time position that mostly works remotely / from home. The Marketing Manager may create his/her own schedule and he/she may work either remotely or at the Random Farms studio as best fits his/her schedule and work style. Frequent phone meetings and occasional in-person meetings will be required during regular business hours, as well as occasional attendance at performances and other events on weekends and evenings.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Please send a resume, cover letter, two work samples, and two references to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the phrase “Marketing Manager Application” in the subject line.  (We will only contact references after the final round of interviews and we will let candidates know in advance of our intent to contact them.) Phone interviews will and final interviews will be in July. Applicants selected for final interviews will be asked to complete a work sample related to Random Farms. We are hoping to hire someone to begin work in late July or early August.

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