City: Minneapolis, MN
Salary: $63,000 – $85,000 / yr.
Is this a remote / work from home position?: Yes, this will temporarily be a remote position during COVID-19
The Guthrie Theater is seeking two full-time Associate Producers (Mainstage and Studio)
Reports to: Senior Artistic Producer
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.
The Guthrie Theater would like to acknowledge that we gather on the traditional land of the Dakota People and honor with gratitude the land itself and the people who have stewarded it throughout the generations, including the Ojibwe and other Indigenous nations.
The Associate Producers are the lead producers of the mainstage (thrust and proscenium) programming and studio programming. These positions are responsible for producing the majority of the subscription series and ancillary programming and function as key members of the artistic staff, while collaborating and communicating with all departments in the organization. The Associate Producers are responsible for seamlessly integrating all mainstage and studio programming into the operations of the theater, while also creating new systems and efficiencies that enable the Guthrie Theater to produce all its work at the highest level possible. The Associate Producers facilitate processes and are the central hub for all departments in the communication of artistic matters as they relate to mainstage and studio programming.
These positions are full-time, exempt and benefits-eligible. Compensation for these positions ranges from $63,000 – $85,000 annually, plus benefits. These positions will work remotely until our building reopens and/or production resumes, at which time full-time in-person work is required.
The Guthrie is dedicated to building an equitable environment that is mixed across lines of difference and strongly encourages applications from Black, Indigenous, People of Color, women, transgender and non-binary candidates. This position will remain open until filled and until a diverse and qualified pool of candidates is identified. Applicants from populations underrepresented in the theater field are strongly encouraged to apply.
Qualifications or requirements
• Prior experience in a producing or presenting role. Formal, informal and cross-disciplinary experiences will be considered.
• Extensive knowledge of acting, directing, design, and playwriting talent, as well as knowledge of the new play field and current issues facing the national theater field.
• Budget management experience preferred. Aptitude in crafting and overseeing budgets required.
• Demonstrated knowledge of the artistic and creative processes that are necessary in the creation of high quality, professional theater productions.
• Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word).
• Experience coordinating multiple projects and conflicting priorities to manage overlapping show schedules.
• Ability to communicate effectively and persuasively verbally and in writing on an interpersonal and group level.
• Professional maturity as measured by the ability and willingness to exercise professional courtesy and discretion at all times and maintain confidentiality as required.
• Demonstrated ability to problem solve, work flexibly and adapt easily to change in a fast-paced and dynamic environment.
• Familiarity with IATSE, LORT and AEA collective bargaining agreements is preferred.
• Must be willing and able to work flexible hours/days reflective of the dynamic schedule of a theater.
• Experience, ability, and commitment to working with individuals and teams that are mixed across lines of difference such as race, gender-identity, sexual orientation, religion, ability, age, class and immigrant status.
How to apply
Applicants must submit the following to be considered for the position:
• Cover Letter