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George Street Playhouse recognizes the value of diverse experiences, identities and backgrounds and is committed to building an equitable, inclusive and anti-racist organization that is representative of the world in which we live. Candidates who identify as Black, Indigenous or a Person of Color; LGTBQ+ and gender diverse candidates; candidates with disabilities; as well as candidates from historically marginalized groups are all encouraged to apply. We aim to collect a pool of diverse and qualified candidates prior to reviewing resumes; please forward this position to someone you think will be a good fit. 

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Assistant Production Manager

Summary of Position

George Street Playhouse, a professional, producing theatre company 40 minutes from Manhattan, seeks an experienced and artist-focused Assistant Production Manager to join our team for our 22/23 season at the New Brunswick Performing Arts Center. The Assistant Production Manager is an integral member of the Production Team, this position reports to the Production Manager, works closely with the General Manager, and plays a key role in implementing the vision of the Artistic Director. This position plays a key role in executing the Artistic Director’s vision to provide a welcoming and world-class home in which artists are free to do their best work.  

Essential Job Duties

  • Frequently operate a computer and other office equipment such as printers, copy machines and calculators. 
  • Provide assistance with processing department payroll and budget tracking via handwritten timesheets, electronic and paper receipts, and the use of Google Sheets
  •  Develop electronic production calendars and production related paperwork
  • Communicate and exchange information with designers, production departments, and stage managers
  • Support stage management teams with rehearsal prep, rehearsal notes, and transporting materials from the rehearsal room to the stage
  • Work closely with the education department and their production needs, and assist with a newly developing Fellowship program

Non Essential Job Duties / Other Duties

  • Experience working in a union employment environment and familiarity with IATSE, USA and AEA agreements
  • Occasionally ascend/descend a ladder to assist production departments as needed
  • May be asked to drive to off-site vendors to pick up supplies

Requirements:

  • Basic knowledge of Production Management duties, technical theater and production scheduling
  • Good organizational skills and the ability to coordinate and prioritize multiple projects at once
  • “Can-do” team player who can make thoughtful decisions quickly and demonstrates grace under pressure
  • Strong computer skills especially proficiency with Microsoft Office and Google Suite
  • Experienced in theatrical production 
  • Basic knowledge of theatrical CAD base programs such as Vectorworks and Autocad
  • The ability to understand scale and read scenic plans, lighting and sound plots
  • A valid driver’s license and ability to drive vans and small tucks
  • Routinely move 25-50 lbs. either independently or with assistance

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in technical theater, or related field
  • 1-2 years of experience working in theatrical production

Working Conditions

  • In addition to regular office hours, evening, weekend, and early morning hours will be required. The Assistant Production Manager will be asked to work extended hours to meet deadlines, when necessary. 
  • Assistant Production manager will be asked to work in an office setting, as well make visits to an off-site Scene Shop warehouse with exposure to loud noises and debris such as sawdust, paint, and metal.
  • Assistant Production Manager is expected to attend all tech rehearsals, previews, and production meetings.

COVID-19 vaccination, including all eligible boosters, is a condition of employment. COVID policies are updated regularly to reflect the current local and national health recommendations.

George Street Playhouse currently requires all employees to wear respirator style masks (N95, KN95, KF94). Members of the Production Group will also test per the current COVID policy at company’s expense.  

The Opportunity

George Street Playhouse offers an annual starting salary of $45,000 with a benefits package that includes health and dental insurance with annual allowance for out of pocket medical expenses, paid holidays, vacation time, sick leave, paid parking near the theater and complimentary tickets to George Street Playhouse productions.

Application Process

The position is available now.  George Street Playhouse recognizes the value of diverse experiences, identities and backgrounds and is committed to building an equitable, inclusive and anti-racist organization that is representative of the world in which we live. Candidates who identify as Black, Indigenous or a Person of Color; LGTBQ+ and gender diverse candidates; candidates with disabilities; as well as candidates from historically marginalized groups are all encouraged to apply. We aim to collect a pool of diverse and qualified candidates prior to reviewing resumes; please forward this position to someone you think will be a good fit. 

How to Apply: Qualified applicants should submit a resume, cover letter and references for consideration to: Christopher Bailey, Production Manager, at jobs@georgestplayhouse.org

About the Organization

Under the leadership of Artistic Director David Saint and Managing Director Kelly Ryman, George Street Playhouse (GSP) is a nationally recognized theatre, presenting an acclaimed mainstage season while providing an artistic home for established and emerging artists. Founded in 1974, GSP has been represented by numerous productions both on and off -Broadway – recent productions include Little Girl Blue written by and starring Laiona Michelle, It Shoulda Been You starring Tyne Daly and directed by David Hyde Pierce, The Toxic Avenger (which won the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best New Musical), Anne Meara's Down the Garden Paths, the Outer Critics Circle, Drama Desk and Drama League-nominated production of The Spitfire Grill, and the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winning play Proof by David Auburn, which was developed at GSP during the 1999 Next Stage Series of new plays.

The mission of GSP is to enrich people’s lives by producing world-class theatre. To accomplish its mission, they seek:

  • to produce the highest quality of intellectually and emotionally challenging new works, re-imagines classics, and educational programs that speak with relevance to society
  • to service as a vital cultural institution in New Jersey and a creative force nationally
  • to positively shape and be shaped by the diverse character of their community
  • to create a nurturing home for the highest level of professionalism in the arts

The values of GSP embody and celebrate the identities, backgrounds, and diverse experiences of our communities. They espouse to be an organization fully committed to:

  • Being open and receptive of new ideas
  • Being an advocate of diverse populations within its communities
  • Being collaborative within their organization by giving everyone a voice
  • Being authentic in their curiosity and seeking opportunities to develop through learning and celebrating others

About New Brunswick 

Located in Middlesex County, New Jersey, New Brunswick is the county seat of home of Rutgers University. The city is a regional commercial hub for Central New Jersey. New Brunswick is on the Northeast Corridor rail line, 27 miles southwest of Manhattan. The city is located on the southern banks of the Raritan River.

New Brunswick is known as both the Hub City and the Healthcare City. The corporate headquarters and production facilities of several global pharmaceutical companies are situated in the city, including Johnson & Johnson and Bristol Myers Squibb.


Assistant Prop Supervisor

Summary of Position

George Street Playhouse, a professional, producing theatre company 40 minutes from Manhattan, seeks a qualified carpenter and artisan for main stage, 5 show, season, annual Gala Benefit, and other company events. 

Essential Job Duties:

  • Assist Prop Supervisor in procurement, construction, and maintenance of all props 
  • Play a leadership role in prop builds and construction, locating and shopping of props, prop load-ins and set dressing, prop strikes, and the organization of prop storage
  • Assist Prop Supervisor with organization of prop storage, and supply inventory
  • Drive throughout the state via car, van or truck to shop for items and make returns as needed

Non Essential Job Duties / Other Duties:

  • Navigate Photoshop and other painting and illustration programs
  • Operate 3D printer and relevant programs and equipment
  • Electrical wiring as it relates to props

Requirements:

  • Carpentry skills, furniture building and upholstering
  • Metalwork and welding
  • Casting, foams, plastics, soft-goods, painting, paper goods and crafts
  • The ability to understand scale and read construction plans
  • Ability to coordinate and prioritize multiple projects at once
  • Be a “can-do” team player who can make thoughtful decisions quickly and demonstrates grace under pressure
  • Good organizational skills and strong sense of professionalism
  • Must be able to remain in a stationary position for periods of time
  • Must be able to move and transport items and materials weighing 50+ pounds 
  • Must be able to occasionally ascend/descend ladders
  • Must be able to drive vans and small trucks
  • A valid driver’s license 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in technical theater, or related field
  • 1-2 years of experience working in theatrical production or professional prop shop

Working Conditions:

  • In addition to regular office hours, overtime hours will include evenings, weekends, and early mornings.
  • Assistant Prop Supervisor is required to participate in all load-ins, techs, previews, and load-outs.
  • Assistant Prop Supervisor will report to work in either the prop shop or off-site scene shop, with exposure to loud noises, construction materials, various tools and equipment.
  • Position will be required to drive throughout the state via car, van or truck to shop for items and make returns as needed.

COVID-19 vaccination, including all eligible boosters, is a condition of employment. COVID policies are updated regularly to reflect the current local and national health recommendations.

George Street Playhouse currently requires all employees to wear respirator style masks (N95, KN95, KF94). Members of the Production Group will also test per the current COVID policy at the company's expense.

The Opportunity

Position pays a weekly salary of $780.00.  Position is a Local I.A.T.S.E. position and includes health and dental benefits, OT, sick days, holidays, and annuity benefits as outlined in the I.A.T.S.E. CBA.  Position begins August 29, 2022 and runs through June 4, 2023.

Application Process

The position is available now.  George Street Playhouse recognizes the value of diverse experiences, identities and backgrounds and is committed to building an equitable, inclusive and anti-racist organization that is representative of the world in which we live. Candidates who identify as Black, Indigenous or a Person of Color; LGTBQ+ and gender diverse candidates; candidates with disabilities; as well as candidates from historically marginalized groups are all encouraged to apply. We aim to collect a pool of diverse and qualified candidates prior to reviewing resumes; please forward this position to someone you think will be a good fit. 

How to Apply: Qualified applicants should submit a resume, references, and portfolio photos for consideration to: Christopher Bailey, Production Manager, at jobs@georgestplayhouse.org

About the Organization

Under the leadership of Artistic Director David Saint and Managing Director Kelly Ryman, George Street Playhouse (GSP) is a nationally recognized theatre, presenting an acclaimed mainstage season while providing an artistic home for established and emerging artists. Founded in 1974, GSP has been represented by numerous productions both on and off -Broadway – recent productions include Little Girl Blue written by and starring Laiona Michelle, It Shoulda Been You starring Tyne Daly and directed by David Hyde Pierce, The Toxic Avenger (which won the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best New Musical), Anne Meara's Down the Garden Paths, the Outer Critics Circle, Drama Desk and Drama League-nominated production of The Spitfire Grill, and the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winning play Proof by David Auburn, which was developed at GSP during the 1999 Next Stage Series of new plays.

The mission of GSP is to enrich people’s lives by producing world-class theatre. To accomplish its mission, they seek:

  • to produce the highest quality of intellectually and emotionally challenging new works, re-imagines classics, and educational programs that speak with relevance to society
  • to service as a vital cultural institution in New Jersey and a creative force nationally
  • to positively shape and be shaped by the diverse character of their community
  • to create a nurturing home for the highest level of professionalism in the arts

The values of GSP embody and celebrate the identities, backgrounds, and diverse experiences of our communities. They espouse to be an organization fully committed to:

  • Being open and receptive of new ideas
  • Being an advocate of diverse populations within its communities
  • Being collaborative within their organization by giving everyone a voice
  • Being authentic in their curiosity and seeking opportunities to develop through learning and celebrating others

About New Brunswick 

Located in Middlesex County, New Jersey, New Brunswick is the county seat of home of Rutgers University. The city is a regional commercial hub for Central New Jersey. New Brunswick is on the Northeast Corridor rail line, 27 miles southwest of Manhattan. The city is located on the southern banks of the Raritan River.

New Brunswick is known as both the Hub City and the Healthcare City. The corporate headquarters and production facilities of several global pharmaceutical companies are situated in the city, including Johnson & Johnson and Bristol Myers Squibb.


Cutter/Draper

Summary of Position

George Street Playhouse, a professional, producing theatre company 40 minutes from Manhattan, seeks a qualified cutter, draper, and seamstress for main stage, 5 show, season, annual Gala Benefit, and other company events.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Assisting the Costume Shop Manager and working with the costume shop on the construction and maintenance of costumes necessary for all George Street Playhouse main stage shows, annual Gala Benefit, and other company events
  • Assemble all build information per show including fabric yardage, work lists, and special tools needed
  • Draft, flat or drape patterns, cut, construct, and alter costumes in accordance with renderings or research provided by designer
  • Assist costume shop with sewing projects, once all draping projects have been completed

Non Essential Job Duties / Other Duties:

  • May be asked to work in other areas of the costume shop, such as: dyeing, crafting and distressing
  • May be asked to assist with shopping and returns by driving throughout the state as needed 
  • May be asked to attend costume fittings and assist with measurements and alterations

Requirements:

  • Skills in a wide variety of costuming disciplines including: cutting, draping, patterning, sewing (both by hand and on industrial machines)
  • Ability to coordinate and prioritize multiple projects at once
  • Be a “can-do” team player who can make thoughtful decisions quickly and demonstrates grace under pressure
  • Good organizational skills and strong sense of professionalism
  • Must be able to remain in a stationary position for periods of time
  • A valid driver’s license

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in technical theater, or related field
  • 1-2 years of experience working in theatrical production or professional costume shop

Working Conditions:

  • In addition to regular office hours, overtime hours will include evenings, weekends, and early mornings.
  • Cutter / Draper is required to participate in techs and previews for each production.
  • Cutter / Draper will report to work in an on-site costume shop, but may occasionally be asked to travel into New York City for fittings and purchasing of materials.
  • Position may be asked to travel throughout the state to shop for items and make returns as needed.

COVID-19 vaccination, including all eligible boosters, is a condition of employment. COVID policies are updated regularly to reflect the current local and national health recommendations.

George Street Playhouse currently requires all employees to wear respirator style masks (N95, KN95, KF94). Members of the Production Group will also test per the current COVID policy at the company's expense.

The Opportunity

Position pays a weekly salary of $850.00 with a benefits package that includes health and dental insurance with annual allowance for out of pocket medical expenses, paid holidays, vacation time, sick leave, overtime, paid parking near the theater and complimentary tickets to George Street Playhouse productions. Position begins August 29, 2022 and runs through May 7, 2023.

Application Process

The position is available now.  George Street Playhouse recognizes the value of diverse experiences, identities and backgrounds and is committed to building an equitable, inclusive and anti-racist organization that is representative of the world in which we live. Candidates who identify as Black, Indigenous or a Person of Color; LGTBQ+ and gender diverse candidates; candidates with disabilities; as well as candidates from historically marginalized groups are all encouraged to apply. We aim to collect a pool of diverse and qualified candidates prior to reviewing resumes; please forward this position to someone you think will be a good fit. 

How to Apply: Qualified applicants should submit a resume, references, and portfolio photos for consideration to: Christopher Bailey, Production Manager, at jobs@georgestplayhouse.org

About the Organization

Under the leadership of Artistic Director David Saint and Managing Director Kelly Ryman, George Street Playhouse (GSP) is a nationally recognized theatre, presenting an acclaimed mainstage season while providing an artistic home for established and emerging artists. Founded in 1974, GSP has been represented by numerous productions both on and off -Broadway – recent productions include Little Girl Blue written by and starring Laiona Michelle, It Shoulda Been You starring Tyne Daly and directed by David Hyde Pierce, The Toxic Avenger (which won the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best New Musical), Anne Meara's Down the Garden Paths, the Outer Critics Circle, Drama Desk and Drama League-nominated production of The Spitfire Grill, and the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winning play Proof by David Auburn, which was developed at GSP during the 1999 Next Stage Series of new plays.

The mission of GSP is to enrich people’s lives by producing world-class theatre. To accomplish its mission, they seek:

  • to produce the highest quality of intellectually and emotionally challenging new works, re-imagines classics, and educational programs that speak with relevance to society
  • to service as a vital cultural institution in New Jersey and a creative force nationally
  • to positively shape and be shaped by the diverse character of their community
  • to create a nurturing home for the highest level of professionalism in the arts

The values of GSP embody and celebrate the identities, backgrounds, and diverse experiences of our communities. They espouse to be an organization fully committed to:

  • Being open and receptive of new ideas
  • Being an advocate of diverse populations within its communities
  • Being collaborative within their organization by giving everyone a voice
  • Being authentic in their curiosity and seeking opportunities to develop through learning and celebrating others

About New Brunswick 

Located in Middlesex County, New Jersey, New Brunswick is the county seat of home of Rutgers University. The city is a regional commercial hub for Central New Jersey. New Brunswick is on the Northeast Corridor rail line, 27 miles southwest of Manhattan. The city is located on the southern banks of the Raritan River.

New Brunswick is known as both the Hub City and the Healthcare City. The corporate headquarters and production facilities of several global pharmaceutical companies are situated in the city, including Johnson & Johnson and Bristol Myers Squibb.


Development Associate

Looking for in-person work with a team of people who love the arts? Does working with world-class theatre artists in a beautiful, state-of-art performing arts center sound more exciting than staying at home for yet another ZOOM meeting? 

George Street Playhouse seeks a Development Associate to play an important role in the Development Department of our professional non-profit theatre company by managing the Annual Fund Campaign and Donor Benefits program, providing administrative support, and by participating in all development activities. The position reports to the Director of Development.

Exceptional candidates will have two or more years of fundraising experience, Google Suite, Excel and Word, and will have superior written communication skills. Proficiency in the fundraising functions of Tessitura CRM is a plus, but paid training will also be provided based on your current skill level, be it beginner or advanced. 

Principal Accountabilities

  • Responsible for tracking of all contributions and development reporting within Tessitura CRM, including: gift transactions, campaign reports, financial reconciliations, and active mail list managementStrategize and execute Annual Fund Drive, including but not limited to: writing solicitations, managing all aspects of implementation and production of monthly mailings
  • Maintain list of active donors for all printed and digital donor listings
  • Prepare accurate formal acknowledgement of all Annual Fund and special campaign contributions, including written acknowledgement letters, required tax receipts, and filing necessary support documentation
  • Coordinate both internal and external communication in regard to Donor Benefits
  • Work with the Director of Development to ensure accurate tracking of cultivation through the use of PLANS in Tessitura CRM
  • Provide general staff support as assigned for special events, including but not limited to: Opening Nights, Behind the Scenes, Donor Cultivation Series, and the Annual Gala Benefit
  • Actively engage with donors, patrons, and community members and leaders at various events.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Development

Salary Range: $45,000 - $48,000
COVID-19 Vaccination required.
Hours: M - F; 10 AM - 6 PM with some evenings and weekends required.

George Street Playhouse recognizes the value of diverse experiences, identities and backgrounds and is committed to building an equitable, inclusive and anti-racist organization that is representative of the world in which we live.

Candidates who identify as Black, Indigineous or a Person of Color; LGTBQ+ and gender diverse candidates; candidates with disabilities; as well as candidates from historically marginalized groups are all encouraged to apply. This position will remain open until filled. We aim to collect a pool of diverse and qualified candidates prior to reviewing resumes, please forward this position to someone you think will be a good fit.

To Apply:

Send cover letter, resume and relevant writing sample to Jacqueline Brendel, Director of Development jobs@georgestplayhouse.org


Director of Marketing

George Street Playhouse invites applications and referrals for the position of Director of Marketing and Public Relations. This is a promising opportunity for a talented and ambitious leader. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

About the Organization

Under the leadership of Artistic Director David Saint and Managing Director Kelly Ryman, George Street Playhouse (GSP) is a nationally recognized theatre, presenting an acclaimed mainstage season while providing an artistic home for established and emerging artists. Founded in 1974, GSP has been represented by numerous productions both on and off -Broadway – recent productions include The Toxic Avenger (which won the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best New Musical), Anne Meara's Down the Garden Paths, the Outer Critics Circle, Drama Desk and Drama League-nominated production of The Spitfire Grill, and the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winning play Proof by David Auburn, which was developed at GSP during the 1999 Next Stage Series of new plays.

The mission of GSP is to enrich people’s lives by producing world-class theatre. To accomplish its mission, they seek:

  • to produce the highest quality of intellectually and emotionally challenging new works, re-imagined classics, and educational programs that speak with relevance to society.
  • to serve as a vital cultural institution in New Jersey and a creative force nationally.
  • to positively shape and be shaped by the diverse character of their community; and
  • to create a nurturing home for the highest level of professionalism in the arts.

The values of GSP embody and celebrate the identities, backgrounds, and diverse experiences of our communities. They espouse to be an organization fully committed to:

  • Being open to and receptive of new ideas
  • Being an advocate of diverse populations within its communities
  • Being collaborative within their organization by giving everyone a voice
  • Being authentic in their curiosity and seeking opportunities to develop through learning and celebrating others

The Position

The Director of Marketing and Public Relations (hereafter the Director) is a leadership position responsible for marketing, public relations, sales, and identity/brand management for GSP, its mainstage productions, educational programming, and special events.​ Reporting to the Managing Director, the Director is a member of the company’s senior management team. The Director is expected to work closely with the Artistic Director and General Manager, and in partnership with the Director of Education and Director of Development.

This position currently supervises the Director of Digital Strategy and Communication and the Manager of Patron Services, with additional staff to come. The Director negotiates with and manages work-for-hire entities.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Create, implement, and measure comprehensive and strategic marketing, communications, public relations, and customer engagement plans to achieve budgeted revenue expectations and to enhance GSP’s image and position as a leading arts organization locally and beyond.
  • Manage collateral production to support organizational marketing communications, public relations, and customer service activities, including publications, media relations, digital presence, as well as on-site/lobby signage.
  • Adhere to budget for both sales income and marketing department expense objectives, including regular evaluation, forecasting, and reporting to the Managing Director and presenting at meetings of the Board of Trustees.
  • Oversee GSP media relations activities, actively pursuing and coordinating media interest in the organization and cultivating key relationships with local and national outlets and journalists.
  • Maintain GSP’s identity and brand, ensuring articulation of the organization’s desired image and position to all constituencies internally and externally.
  • Participate actively in GSP’s season planning and strategic planning processes, including the creation and presentation of the annual budget.
  • Recruit, train, manage, and mentor direct reports, maintaining a climate that attracts, retains, and motivates top-quality personnel.
  • Represent GSP within New Brunswick and its culturally and economically diverse communities, cultivating partnerships with the city and stakeholders at Rutgers University.
  • Lead and participate in additional projects and activities as assigned.

In addition to regular office hours, this position involves frequent night and evening commitments around productions and institutional events.

Attributes and Qualifications

The ideal Director of Marketing and Public Relations is an outgoing and confident leader and collaborator. They’re a natural strategic planner who activates the latest best practices and innovations in performing arts marketing. They rely heavily on data to drive decision-making. They have the capacity to contribute a marketing-driven perspective to programming conversations. They demonstrate a strong aesthetic sensibility, creative vision, and a genuine interest in trying new methods and approaches. The Director is a creative, inclusive, and appropriately risk-tolerant leader who inspires a dedicated staff that produces high-quality work in a complex, fast-paced environment. The Director cultivates a culture of hard work, mutual respect and ongoing learning. They are an enthusiastic advocate for the Central New Jersey arts community.

Additionally, the successful candidate will exhibit:

  • Demonstrable commitment to cultivating and managing a diverse staff and creating a positive, collaborative, and productive culture.
  • Intellectual curiosity, drive, and enthusiasm.
  • A record of progressive accomplishment in marketing for a multi-million-dollar organization, preferably but not essentially in the live events industry.
  • Dedication to long-term strategic planning and a demonstrated ability to implement effective marketing plans.
  • Experience with subscription and single ticket campaigns in a mid-size performing arts environment and/or equivalent campaigns.
  • Superlative communication skills, both in writing and interpersonally.
  • Proficiency in all facets of current digital advancement trends.
  • Superior analytical skills, including knowledge of statistical analysis, revenue projection, and pricing strategy.
  • Experience with MS Word products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, others),
  • Experience with CRM systems; Tessitura experience a plus.
  • Maturity, steadiness, and a sense of humor.
  • The capacity to add value and perspective to organizational culture.

Love of theatre and/or the performing arts is a must! So is a strong sense of humor.

An Exceptional Opportunity

GSP offers a salary between $80,000 to $90,000 and full benefits including health and dental insurance, access to a 403B retirement plan, and paid vacation and sick leave. GSP also offers a diverse, congenial, supportive environment conducive to professional growth.

About New Brunswick

Located in Middlesex County, New Jersey, New Brunswick is the county seat of home of Rutgers University. The city is a regional commercial hub for Central New Jersey. New Brunswick is on the Northeast Corridor rail line, 27 miles southwest of Manhattan. The city is located on the southern banks of the Raritan River.

New Brunswick is known as both the Hub City and the Healthcare City. The corporate headquarters and production facilities of several global pharmaceutical companies are situated in the city, including Johnson & Johnson and Bristol Myers Squibb.

New Brunswick has evolved into a major center for the sciences, arts, and cultural activities, bringing gentrification to the city. The city is noted for its ethnic diversity.

This position is available now. GSP is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Applicants from populations underrepresented in the field are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, familial status, sexual orientation, national origin, ability, age, or veteran status.

To Apply:

Sweibel Arts is conducting this search on behalf of GSP. Qualified individuals are invited to submit a resume and an expression of interest (letter, video, audio) that speaks to accomplishments, skills, and characteristics that distinguish the candidacy. Please, no phone calls.

Robert Sweibel
Sweibel Arts
350 Cabrini Blvd, 6J
New York, NY 10040
jobs@robertsweibel.com

A review of prospective candidates will commence immediately and continue until the position is filled. Candidates of interest will be contacted. We regret that we’re unable to follow up with every candidate. No phone calls, please.


Head Carpenter

Summary of Position

George Street Playhouse, a professional, producing theatre company 40 minutes from Manhattan, seeks experienced Head Carpenter to assist the Technical Director and work with the scene shop staff in preparation and execution of their 5 show, main stage, season, annual Gala Benefit, and other company events.  

Essential Job Duties:

  • Demonstrate experienced carpentry skills, rigging skills and metalwork skills
  • Constantly operate industrial, power, and hand tools
  • Assist Technical Director and Shop Foreman with the organization and execution of set builds, load ins, and strikes
  • Frequently move and transport items and materials weighing 50+ pounds
  • Understand and translate scenic drawings
  • Communicate accurate information to shop employees 
  • Manage tool maintenance and supply inventory
  • Enforce and follow all Scene Shop safely protocols 

Non Essential Job Duties / Other Duties:

  • Basic knowledge of theatrical CAD base programs such as Vectorworks and Autocad
  • The ability to drive vans and small trucks

Requirements:

  • Carpentry skills, including finish and trim
  • Rigging skills
  • Welding and metalwork skills
  • Knowledge and experience with industrial, power, and hand tools
  • Must be able to remain in a stationary position for periods of time
  • Must be able to move and transport items and materials weighing 50+ pounds
  • Must be able to occasionally ascend/descend ladders 
  • Good organizational skills and strong sense of professionalism
  • Ability to lead small teams with a positive attitude
  • Ability to coordinate and prioritize multiple projects at once
  • Be a “can-do” team player who can make thoughtful decisions quickly and demonstrates grace under pressure
  • A valid driver’s license 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in technical theater, or related field
  • 1-2 years of experience working in theatrical production or professional scene shop

Working Conditions:

  • In addition to regular office hours, overtime hours will include evenings, weekends, and early mornings.
  • Head Carpenter reports to work at the Scene Shop with exposure to loud noises, and various construction materials.

COVID-19 vaccination, including all eligible boosters, is a condition of employment. COVID policies are updated regularly to reflect the current local and national health recommendations.

George Street Playhouse currently requires all employees to wear respirator style masks (N95, KN95, KF94). Members of the Production Group will also test per the current COVID policy at the company's expense.

The Opportunity

Position pays a weekly salary of $780.00.  Position is a Local I.A.T.S.E. position and includes health and dental benefits, overtime, sick days, paid holidays, and annuity benefits as outlined in the I.A.T.S.E. CBA.  Position begins August 29, 2022 and runs through June 4, 2023.

Application Process

The position is available now.  George Street Playhouse recognizes the value of diverse experiences, identities and backgrounds and is committed to building an equitable, inclusive and anti-racist organization that is representative of the world in which we live. Candidates who identify as Black, Indigenous or a Person of Color; LGTBQ+ and gender diverse candidates; candidates with disabilities; as well as candidates from historically marginalized groups are all encouraged to apply. We aim to collect a pool of diverse and qualified candidates prior to reviewing resumes; please forward this position to someone you think will be a good fit. 

How to Apply: Qualified applicants should submit a resume, references, and portfolio photos for consideration to: Christopher Bailey, Production Manager, at jobs@georgestplayhouse.org

About the Organization

Under the leadership of Artistic Director David Saint and Managing Director Kelly Ryman, George Street Playhouse (GSP) is a nationally recognized theatre, presenting an acclaimed mainstage season while providing an artistic home for established and emerging artists. Founded in 1974, GSP has been represented by numerous productions both on and off -Broadway – recent productions include Little Girl Blue written by and starring Laiona Michelle, It Shoulda Been You starring Tyne Daly and directed by David Hyde Pierce, The Toxic Avenger (which won the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best New Musical), Anne Meara's Down the Garden Paths, the Outer Critics Circle, Drama Desk and Drama League-nominated production of The Spitfire Grill, and the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winning play Proof by David Auburn, which was developed at GSP during the 1999 Next Stage Series of new plays.

The mission of GSP is to enrich people’s lives by producing world-class theatre. To accomplish its mission, they seek:

  • to produce the highest quality of intellectually and emotionally challenging new works, re-imagines classics, and educational programs that speak with relevance to society
  • to service as a vital cultural institution in New Jersey and a creative force nationally
  • to positively shape and be shaped by the diverse character of their community
  • to create a nurturing home for the highest level of professionalism in the arts

The values of GSP embody and celebrate the identities, backgrounds, and diverse experiences of our communities. They espouse to be an organization fully committed to:

  • Being open and receptive of new ideas
  • Being an advocate of diverse populations within its communities
  • Being collaborative within their organization by giving everyone a voice
  • Being authentic in their curiosity and seeking opportunities to develop through learning and celebrating others

About New Brunswick 

Located in Middlesex County, New Jersey, New Brunswick is the county seat of home of Rutgers University. The city is a regional commercial hub for Central New Jersey. New Brunswick is on the Northeast Corridor rail line, 27 miles southwest of Manhattan. The city is located on the southern banks of the Raritan River.

New Brunswick is known as both the Hub City and the Healthcare City. The corporate headquarters and production facilities of several global pharmaceutical companies are situated in the city, including Johnson & Johnson and Bristol Myers Squibb.


Manager of Institutional Relations

George Street Playhouse, a nationally recognized theater located in New Brunswick, NJ with a 45 year history of producing world class theater and providing the highest quality arts education programs, seeks an experienced fundraising professional to join its team.

The Manager of Institutional Relations is a member of the Development Department reporting to the Director of Development. This position:

  • has direct responsibility for generating significant funds from foundations, corporate foundations and government sources, meeting or exceeding GSP’s budget targets.
  • is charged with managing a high volume of grant proposals and reports, demonstrating initiative at all stages of the funding cycle from research, to cultivation, to solicitation, to stewardship, in order to secure unrestricted and restricted programmatic support.
  • represents the mission of the organization effectively and persuasively in all written and verbal interactions with current and potential funders.
  • works closely with members of the administrative, artistic, and education departments to develop proposal content and stay abreast of anticipated fundable projects and organizational needs.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Manage and execute all aspects of the institutional giving program, responsible for a substantial portfolio of foundation, corporate and government funders.
  • Work with the Director of Development on the development and execution of a comprehensive plan for increasing institutional funding.
  • Develop grant strategies, write and prepare letters of inquiry, write and prepare grant proposals and related budgets, documents, contracts, and all other correspondence in support of institutional solicitations and stewardship.
  • Conduct in-depth prospect research to identify potential funding opportunities from institutional funders for general operating support and programmatic funding.
  • Cultivate and steward sustainable relationships with funders
  • Generate budget projections and reports on revenue from institutional funders.
  • Generate personalized grant acknowledgments; maintain ongoing communications and follow-up with current and prospective funders.
  • Manage the timely production of proposals, grant applications, report and collateral materials for corporate sponsorship and foundation giving and the fulfillment of sponsorship benefits and acknowledgements.
  • Participate in all development department projects and events, including Opening Nights.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned by the Director of Development.

Qualifications:

  • Five years experience working in fundraising in a non-profit organization with 50% or more time devoted to preparing grant proposals and reports.
  • Strong persuasive writing skills
  • Experienced in securing support from both regional/local and national funding sources
  • Demonstrated success building the size and scope of an organization’s institutional portfolio
  • Ability to work independently
  • Able to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines
  • Comfortable working collaboratively with other members of the development team and with other departments
  • College degree in related field preferred but will consider additional years of related work experience  in lieu of degree
  • A background in theater is not required but those with an appreciation for the role of theatre in society are encouraged to apply.

Work Hours: In addition to regular office hours (Monday through Friday 10 AM - 6 PM), weekend and evening hours are, at times, required. Weekly work hour schedules for this position are approved by the Director of Development.

Unless expressly excused by the Managing Director, this position is expected to attend the following:

  • All company “Meet & Greet” events, Opening Night pre- and post-show activities, and at least one preview performance for each mainstage production.
  • All major events produced by the company including but not limited to the Annual Gala Benefit, one night only events and special events related to the activities of the Education department.

Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination and Booster is required.

The values of George Street Playhouse embody and celebrate the identities, backgrounds and diverse experiences of our communities.

We espouse to be an organization fully committed to:

  • Being open to and receptive of new ideas
  • Being an advocate of diverse populations within our communities
  • Being collaborative within our organization by giving everyone a voice
  • Being authentic in our curiosity and seeking opportunities to develop our own lives through learning and celebrating others

Candidates who identify as Black, Indigenous or a Person of Color; LGTBQ+ and gender diverse candidates; candidates with disabilities; as well as candidates from historically marginalized groups are all encouraged to apply.

To Apply:

Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and writing samples for consideration to: Jacqueline Brendel, Director of Development at jobs@georgestplayhouse.org.

Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.