Apprenticeships / Posted December 22, 2017
Supervisor: Assistant to the Artistic and Managing Directors
Description: The Theatre Management apprenticeship provides an in-depth look at the operations of a non-profit theatre. The position will work closely with Cleveland Play House’s Managing Director, assisting in daily tasks as well as long-term institutional projects. In supporting the Managing Director, this apprentice will work closely with staff across the organization as well as with the Board of Directors.
- Planning and preparations for Board, committee, and staff meetings of various scales, including collecting and distributing meeting materials, preparing PowerPoint presentations, and general setup and teardown. Apprentice may be involved in Board meetings as well as Finance, Marketing, Development, and Governance Committee meetings
- Proofread meeting minutes, Board correspondence, and other documents
- Learn about nonprofit governance and work closely with Board of Directors
- Manage and track finances for Artistic and Managing directors and ensure invoices are properly reported, recorded, and reconciled.
- Assist with large-scale fundraising events and other company events, as needed
- Special projects and research for Managing Director, as needed.
- Develop skills fundamental to non-profit arts administration
- Support day to day operations of executive office, including scheduling, filing, and correspondence
- Work with librarians at Kelvin Smith Library to properly transfer CPH materials to archive
- Opportunity for additional projects from the Managing Director and General Manager available based on interest and skill level
Candidates should have:
- Advanced written and verbal communication skills
- Background in finance preferred
- Ability to work efficiently under deadlines
- Strong organizational skills
- Skilled in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
- Excellent attention to detail
- Discretion with confidential material
- Ability to multi-task and be proactive
- Professional presentation
Who should apply: An ideal candidate will have a degree in arts administration, theatre, non-profit administration, business, or a related field and is pursuing a career in theatre management.