City: Minneapolis, MN
Reports to: Manager of Training Programs
The Guthrie Theater engages exceptional theater artists in the exploration of both classic and contemporary plays connecting the community we serve to one another and to the world. Through its extraordinary artists, staff and facility, the Guthrie is committed to the people of Minnesota, and from its place, rooted deeply in the Twin Cities, influences the field as a leading 21st century arts organization.
Every year more than 500 people, both on stage and off, help ensure our success in creating and supporting the highest level of theater. As an organization, we are committed to our values of Artistic Excellence, Community, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, and Fiscal Responsibility.
Guthrie Fellows will be exposed to the planning, design and implementation of mainstage productions in the Dowling Studio, McGuire Proscenium and Wurtele Thrust. With a commitment to learning, fellows will spend time in multiple areas of focus to gain an intricate understanding of collaboration and communication across departments.
The 2019 Artistic Fellow will be responsible for coordinating the Guthrie/U of MN BFA Senior Showcase in Minneapolis and New York City, overseeing guest invitations and follow up communications on behalf of the director of professional training. The Artistic Fellow will also serve as an assistant to the director, contributing to the overall success of the Guthrie/U of MN BFA Senior Showcase on a part-time basis from February 18 through May 3, 2019. Compensation for this position is non-exempt and ranges from $13.00 per hour, with a maximum of 25 hours per week during the fellowship and rehearsal period and a maximum of 40 hours during the technical rehearsal and performance period.
• Assist the Professional Training Department with development and production of the BFA Senior Showcase in Minneapolis and New York City.
• Attend and observe meetings with Artistic leadership and Guthrie Staff. Be responsive to opportunities for engagement in each department and responsible for follow through on projects as assigned.
• Work together with Production and Management Fellows to develop a production schedule, track progress and maintain clear lines of communication for effective collaboration.
• Seek opportunities for audience development and support for the Guthrie/U of MN BFA Actor Training Program, in conjunction with Guthrie Professional Training, Development and Marketing departments.
• Coordinate the BFA Senior Showcase production from planning through performance.
• Prepare digital and printed program materials for theater and film directors, casting directors, agents, playwrights and general audience attending the BFA Showcase.
• Establish guest lists for BFA Showcases in Minneapolis and New York City and maintain email correspondence in coordination with Box Office.
• Serve as front of house greeter to check in guests, arrange seating and introduce special guests.
• Provide administrative support by communicating directly with guest artists, students, and Guthrie Staff.
• Commitment to developing a working knowledge of the work rules for the five represented unions: AEA, SDC, USA, IATSE, AFM.
• Organize post process debriefs with showcase director, production and management team, as well as debriefs with Artistic leadership at the Guthrie Theater.
• Assist with BFA Showcase arts administration duties as assigned.
• Other duties as assigned.
Qualifications or requirements
• Minimum of 4 years’ experience in a professional or community theater or academic program.
• Knowledge of acting, directing, design, playwriting, and producing.
• Familiarity with ensemble companies including those that create devised work preferred.
• Knowledge of the artistic and technical processes that are necessary in the creation of high quality, professional theater productions.
• Exceptional management and communication skills.
• Computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word).
• Ability to create and manage budgets.
• Ability to exercise professional discretion and confidentiality.
• Creative problem solving ability.
• Strong flexibility and ability to easily adapt to change.
• Strong commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion.
• Experience, ability and commitment to working with diverse groups in terms of gender expression, race, sexual orientation, religion, ability, age, class and immigrant status.
• Ability to work with a variety of personalities, approaches and processes and the ability to adapt accordingly.
• Ability to work evenings and weekends.