Boston's oldest professional theatre company, The Lyric Stage Company of Boston is dedicated to presenting a wide range of plays and musicals of the highest quality, including world premieres, regional premieres, and classics that are entertaining, challenging, and inspiring. Under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director Spiro Veloudos and Managing Director Matt Chapuran, the Lyric Stage is deeply committed to nurturing the talents of Boston area theatre artists and administrators through employment, training, and development opportunities.
The Lyric Stage Company of Boston is seeking a Development Manager to work closely with the Managing Director, Board of Directors and Senior Staff to continue the Lyric Stage's rapid increase in contributed revenue. The successful candidate will add to an office culture that is fast-paced, rewarding, and most importantly, fun. The company is one of the theatrical leaders in the region, and is serious about Its slogan, “Your Theatrical Home.”
The Development Manager will take ownership of the development segment of the Lyric Stage's patron database. Other major responsibilities include creating mailing lists and customizing asks for multiple annual fund appeal letters; ensuring that each donor to the Lyric Stage is thanked above and beyond expectations; prospect research of existing or potential major gift candidates; identifying donors and prospects from individual performances; assigning cultivation duties for major donors and major donor candidates to board and senior staff, including scheduling cultivation meetings; drafting on-time proposals and reports for institutional donors; working with board members to successfully execute modest cultivation events; and other duties assigned by the Managing Director.
In collaboration with and reporting to the Managing Director, this position will develop its own portfolio of donors and serve as the primary liaison to the Lyric Stage's Advisory Council. This position will attend meetings of the Board of Directors' Development and Nominating Committees and will be an integral part of the Lyric Stage's Guest Communications team. The Development Manager will hire and supervise undergraduate work-study students and have the ability to partner with box office staff to support their efforts.
This position will include some nights and weekends, but the Lyric Stage values work-life balance and strives to customize rational work schedules. This is a full-time exempt position with company shared benefits, including health, matching retirement contribution, option to purchase a pre-tax MBTA pass, discounts and free admissions to multiple cultural opportunities, and paid time off. The position reports directly to the Managing Director. Two to three years of experience in a development role is a must, preferably working in a cultural organization. Attention to detail, a good sense of humor, ability to meet deadlines, and the ability to successfully engage with some sometimes challenging personalities are all essential to success.
If this sounds like the job you have been waiting for, we want you to apply. Please send a resume and cover letter, including your applicable salary requirements, to email@example.com by May 25, with "Development Manager" as the subject heading. The Lyric Stage is committed to inclusive hiring and seeks to interview candidates from a wide spectrum of backgrounds. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.
The Lyric Stage Company of Boston is seeking a full-time, salaried Technical Director/Master Electrician. They will report directly to the Production Manager and work closely together to create high quality productions. This is a year round position that will assist with mounting seven productions within the season. The TD’s main responsibilities will be to provide the services necessary in all areas of technical support for a production which include: technical drawing, construction, basic painting, rigging, props, and sound and lighting tech. Responsible for maintaining inventory, equipment, and all production supplies. Advise and report to the production manager on scenic construction process and safety and helps coordinate production planning with the commercial scenic shop. Oversee the load in/strike of all production elements in coordination with the scenic shop and production management. Work as the in house Master Electrician for each production. The successful candidate will add to a company culture that is fast-paced, rewarding, and most importantly, fun. The company is one of the theatrical leaders in the region, and is serious about Its slogan, “Your Theatrical Home.” The Lyric Stage is committed to inclusive hiring and seeks to interview candidates from a wide spectrum of backgrounds.
· Minimum of 3 years professional experience
· Bachelor’s Degree in Technical Theatre or the equivalent professional experience
· Thorough knowledge of and experience in all areas of tech theatre production: sound, scenic, and lighting, special FX and props.
· Knowledge of simple rigging and fly systems
· Comfortable on ladders
· Ability to work some nights and weekends
· Have a valid driver’s license and comfortable driving in the city
· Able to advise designers and directors on best methods to achieve technical needs
· Advanced working knowledge of Lightwright, Vectorworks/autoCAD, and Qlab4
· Working knowledge of analog sound board set up, patching, and mixing
· Advanced programming knowledge of the ETC Ion light board
· Working knowledge of/experience with ETC “Sensor” dimmer rack
· Ability to lift 75 pounds
· Ability to stand for long periods of time
· Knowledge of standard theatrical construction processes and materials
· Ability to take a designer’s renderings and create technical construction drawings for use by professional carpenters, welders, scenic artists
· Ability to read/understand technical drawings as well as analyze and evaluate for quality, safety, and durability of product
How to apply
Send resume, cover letter, and references to Stephanie Hettrick at Stephanie_hettrick@lyricstage.com
July 6, 2018