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Auditions

 

Employment

Assistant House Manager – Part Time

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

The Assistant House Manager for the Broadway Theatre Center is responsible that all front-of-house operations during performances and events are conducted in a safe, courteous, and professional manner.  The Assistant House Manager supervises the volunteer usher corps during these performances and events.

 

SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Assistant House Manager will successfully:

  1. Brief, assign and supervise ushers for each assigned performance.
  2. Maintain communication with Stage Manager for each performance to coordinate start time at top of and after intermission.
  3. Review front-of-house for safety and appearance before and after each show.
  4. Resolve any seating, patron or latecomer issues.
  5. Prepare report following each performance.

 

REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS:

The Assistant House Manager reports to the House Manager.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

Candidates should have excellent people skills, a sense of humor, energy and drive. 

  • Experience in dealing with a wide variety of people in a multitude of situations in a polite yet direct fashion.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Experience in house management and/or ushering.
  • An ability to prioritize and excel at many different tasks in a fast-paced environment.

Interested individuals should submit by email a cover letter with resume to:

Deanna Gonzalez, House Manager

Skylight Music Theatre

158 North Broadway, Milwaukee, WI  53202

DeannaG@skylightmusictheatre.org

 

Business Manager

 

Position Description

 

Working closely with, and reporting to, the executive director, the business manager is solely responsible for the accounting and budgeting operations of Skylight.  Additionally, the business manager handles all employee benefit and other personnel issues.  Operating on an annual budget of approximately $3.5 million, the business manager is a key member of the senior staff of Skylight.

 

Specifically, the Business Manager:

 

Accounting: Maintain general ledger on computerized system.  Make bank deposits make bank transfers and monitor and reconcile all operating accounts.  Maintain cash flow and make recommendations for drawing down/repaying the line of credit.  Supervise/perform accounts payable, and accounts receivable functions.

Payroll: Prepare the weekly payroll for 60+ employees, track vacation and sick leave.  Create and maintain employee files.

HR/Employee Benefits: Monitor and administer employee benefits, health, life and other benefit plans.  Prepare 1099s and ensure W-2s are mailed by deadlines.  Responsible for ACA reporting.  Assist managers with personnel issues.

Budgeting/Reporting: Assist the executive director with the preparation of the annual budget. Prepare monthly financial statements.

Annual Audit: Work with independent auditors for the annual audit, prepare schedules and furnish information as needed.  Ensure that the annual 990 is submitted in a timely fashion as well as required state returns.


Qualifications:  Candidates should have a Bachelor’s degree in accounting along with five or more years experience (preferably in not-for-profit accounting).  A sense of humor, energy and drive are necessary; a background and/or interest in the arts is helpful.

 

Salary:                     Commensurate with experience

Stating date:           As soon as possible

Interested individuals should submit (email preferred) a cover letter with resume to:

Jack R. Lemmon

Executive Director

Skylight Music Theatre

158 North Broadway

Milwaukee, WI  53202

jackl@skylightmusictheatre.org

 

 

Internships

Public Relations AND Marketing Internship

Summary

  • Skylight Music Theatre is seeking a public relations intern to assist our busy marketing and communications department.

Description

  • Responsibilities may include but are not limited to:
  • Writing, editing, researching and proofreading promotional materials
  • Coordinating press lists and press requests
  • Assisting with media pitching, press outreach and media events
  • Tracking media articles and reviews
  • Creating and updating social media posts
  • Updating website press room
  • Community Outreach
  • Other communications-related duties

Qualifications

  • Organized, detail-oriented and ability to multi-task
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Enthusiastic, creative, self-motivated and interested in the arts
  • Knowledge of strategic marketing concepts and public relations principles

Additional information

  • Unpaid, but class credit may be available for those pursuing an undergraduate or advanced degree in marketing, public relations, journalism, advertising, communications or similar field
  • Approximately 15-20 hours per week. Flexible during business hours of 9am-5pm Monday-Friday
  • Interns receive tickets to all Skylight productions
  • Night and weekend hours may be involved but not required.

About Skylight Music Theatre

  • Our mission is to bring the full spectrum of musical theatre works to a wide and diverse audience in celebration of the musical and theatrical arts and their reflection of the human condition.
  • Skylight Music Theatre is located in the Broadway Theatre Center in Milwaukee’s Historic Third Ward.

Please send your resume and cover letter to Susan Heymann, Director of Marketing, susanh@skylightmusictheatre.org

 

Artistic and Education INTERNSHIP- FALL & Spring SEMESTER

Summary

  • The Skylight Music Theatre Artistic and Education Departments are seeking interns for our exciting 2016-2017 season!

Description – Responsibilities may include but are not limited to:

  • Research and editing education curriculum
  • Research and editing audience guides
  • Preparing and distributing scripts and scores to incoming artists
  • Support student matinees and corresponding workshops
  • Possible opportunities to observe and assist teachers in MPS Partner Program classrooms
  • Assist with administrative duties as needed

Qualifications

  • Enthusiastic, creative, self-motivated and interested in arts education, theatre education, and artistic administration
  • Organized and reliable, must be trustworthy with confidential information regarding artists and students
  • If working in schools, the position will require a background check

Additional information

  • Unpaid, but class credit may be available for those pursuing an undergraduate or advanced degree in theatre arts, education, artistic administration, or similar field
  • Flexible during business hours of 9am-5pm Monday-Friday, can work with your schedule depending on hours needed/desired
  • Interns receive tickets to all Skylight productions
  • Night and weekend hours may be involved but not required.

About Skylight Music Theatre and Enlighten

  • Our mission is to bring the full spectrum of musical theatre works to a wide and diverse audience in celebration of the musical and theatrical arts and their reflection of the human condition.
  • Enlighten (Skylight’s Education Program) has the mission to instill an appreciation of the arts, develop future audience members, encourage and guide aspiring young performers and establish arts education as a vital component of a well-rounded curriculum.
  • Skylight Music Theatre is located in the Broadway Theatre Center in Milwaukee’s Historic Third Ward.

Please send your resume and cover letter to Margaret Bridges, Education Manager, margaretb@skylightmusictheatre.org

 

Fundraising and Special Events Internship

The fundraising and special events intern will work with the Development staff doing the following:

  • Planning, implementing and participating in any fundraising events during internship
  • Assist with planning of special events, including meeting with event committees, generating new ideas and attending event meetings. Help increase quality of events
  • Aid Special Events Manager with tasks for each special event. Some events include Taste of the Ward and Skylight Tonight
  • Help with special events mailings, publication design, logistical tasks for events, phone calls related to donations and other tasks as determined necessary by Special Events Manager

To be considered, candidates must have strong communication and organizational skills and be pursuing a degree in marketing, public relations, event planning, communications or similar field. Must also be proficient with Microsoft Office Suite. This internship is unpaid, however, academic credit is available. Experience with arts, cultural or non-profit groups and access to a car is desired. Some weeknights and weekends will be required.

To apply, send cover letter and resume to Donor Relations & Special Events Manager, Megan Maikowski.

 

Graphic Design Intern – Fall/Spring/Summer

The graphic design intern will work with the  staff doing the following:

  • Design materials for shows such as print ads, web ads, fliers, posters, postcards, brochures and newsletters.
  • Work on a variety of special event projects. Interns in the past have created invitations and programs for Skylight’s annual gala, materials for the Broadway Theatre Center Open House and pieces for unique marketing and development campaigns.

Qualifications Include:

  • Pursuing a degree in graphic design.
  • Organizational and project management skills
  • Excellent attention to detail and follow-through skills
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Computer literacy including Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Suite
  • Transportation to the Broadway Theatre Center

This internship is unpaid.

To apply, send cover letter, resume and work samples to Kendall Judy.

 

High School Internships

If you are in High School and would like to apply for an internship, please contact:

Margaret Bridges

Education Manager