The Hive Project Manager:
The Hive Program Manager will be tasked with implementing, launching, and shepherding a new audience development initiative. The Program Manager will report to and coordinate between three like-minded organizations to identify, bring together, and grow a core group of audience members to form the Hive. This Hive will cross-pollinate across all three theaters, widening our core audiences while deepening the core group’s understanding and valuation of supporting the Bay Area theater-making ecology.
The Hive Project Manager responsibilities include:
– Initial strategy meetings, implementation, and management meetings with the Gritty City, Ubuntu, and Crowded Fire leadership.
– Outreach and recruitment of inaugural Hive members, with initial support from leadership staff. This core group will include 20-30 people.
– Setting up expectations and vision for the program for all participants.
– Coordination and care of all participants requiring regular and responsive communication.
– Planning of and coordination of all events and outings for the Hive group at each theater. We estimate one outing per theater, as well as a launch event and closing event each year.
– Building relationships with vendors and restaurants near each theater for discounts for each event, as well as for advertising exchanges.
– Tracking progress and identifying potential problems to maximize participation and retention.
– Bi-monthly reporting (generally via email) to each theater’s leadership, along with monthly meetings.
– Maintaining a clear, ongoing budget.
– Encouraging ambassadorship by all participants, to maximize the growth of the program’s membership from year-to-year.
– Evaluation of process, systems, and outcomes through creation of feedback processes and mechanisms, as well as administration of them.
The Hive Project Manager qualifications:
– Strong community organizing background and/or skills.
– Strong interest in, affinity for working with a diverse range of people.
– Ability and interest in working collaboratively with three stakeholder theaters.
– Ability to learn, and clearly and enthusiastically articulate the mission of the Hive, as well as the mission of each stakeholder theater.
– Exceptional follow-through, detail-oriented, organized, motivated, enthusiastic and outgoing.
– Local and familiar with the Bay Area community.
– Proficiency in and access to basic computer systems such as Word, Excel, Google Drive related tools, internet search techniques and email.
– Strong interest in, affinity for supporting the impact and growth of the theater arts, a plus.
– Strong interest in creating non-traditional ways to activate and engage theater-loving communities, a plus.
– Self-motivated, entrepreneurial spirit, with relational-leadership skills, a plus.
– POC, women, LGBTQI, and differently-abled candidates strongly encouraged to apply.
The Hive Project Description
The Bay Area is home to a vibrant community of over 400 theater organizations, and yet, it is rare for our organizations to share resources and audiences. At the same time, as a whole, theater audiences are shrinking, and aging up and out. Our field is feeling less relevant to younger generations and to the communities that surround us. Most of the work does not speak to their interests, their needs, and does not feel inclusive to their worldview. GCR, Ubuntu, and Crowded Fire make work that is essential to the communities around us.
Our artists and the narratives we champion speak to a new generation of theatergoers. We believe in working towards a new model of sharing. We believe that building and encouraging theater loving audiences across organizations will result in a richer and stronger theater ecology. GCR, Ubuntu, and Crowded Fire are collaborating to cross-pollinate our most loyal supporters, in the hopes that they will see the richness of our Bay Area theater ecology and become ambassadors who awaken other theater lovers.
How to apply:
Interested candidates should email a detailed cover letter explaining their interest in the position, CV, and the names of three references to the Search Committee to: BAYhiveproject@gmail.com. The deadline for applications is Friday, February 23rd at 5pm PST. No phone calls or applications by regular mail, please. This is a project-based opportunity for a total stipend of $15,000 ($652/month), with a minimum commitment of 21 months for work starting in approximately March 2018 and ending December 2019, with a possibility for extension based around the success of the program.
Gritty City Rep, Crowded Fire, and Ubuntu provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and independent contractors and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, or gender.
We hire on a project-by-project basis and are eager to connect with local artists in our field. Check out ways to let us know about you and your work in order to be considered for upcoming projects.
Actors: Please email headshots/resumes. Please email headshots/resumes. Project-specific auditions are by invitation only; however, we also hold general auditions once a year.
Designers, Stage Managers, and Technicians: Please send your resumes, with cover letter, to Stephanie Alyson Henderson. Stage Managers, in your cover letter, please specify what color spike tape you would be and why. Along with professional technicians and designers, Crowded Fire is interested in current theater students and other qualified individuals to assistant stage-manage, production-assist, volunteer, or shadow the Production Manager at a technical rehearsal.
Dramaturgs: Resumes and cover letters can be sent to the literary office.
Playwrights: Due to the high volume of scripts received, we are unable to accept unsolicited scripts. However, we have a relationship with many new play development companies, including Playwrights Foundation and PlayGround locally, and Playwrights’ Center (MN), New Dramatists and The Lark (NY), from which we regularly solicit new plays.
Are you a Bay Area designer or technician? You may be eligible to apply for Crowded Fire’s IGNITE FUND, supporting the growth of and enhancing the working lives of theater designers and technicians in the Bay Area. Click here for guidelines and to apply.
We love volunteers! CFT is a nonprofit theater, and a donation of your time is a deeply meaningful way to give. If you are interested in operating concessions, assisting with administrative tasks, or are handy behind the scenes, we’d love to hear from you. We’ll shower you with love and complimentary admission to our shows! Email Director of Community Engagement Edith Borrebach with your interest and availability.