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Join Our Team


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Employment opportunities at Birmingham Children’s Theatre are available to all, without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, veteran's status, age, marital status, sexual orientation or disability. In addition, we will endeavor to make reasonable accommodations for known physical or mental limitations of otherwise qualified employees and applicants with disabilities unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business.

We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the positions listed below.

Birmingham Children’s Theatre is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. BCT is committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills.


Position: Audience Services Manager

FLSA Status: Full Time, Exempt

The Birmingham Children’s Theatre is seeking an Audience Services Manager to join our dedicated and hard-working team. The Audiences Services Manager oversees all aspects of Box Office and Front of House operations, is responsible for providing a high-level of customer service.

RESPONSIBILITIES:  

  • Work with the Managing Director to set goals for school sales and define new ways to increase sales.

  • Maintain regular hours to process phone and email orders from schools and educators

  • Manage, train, and lead the Part-Time Usher Team in carrying out their duties

  • Sells and processes orders for BCT’s touring season, serving as the primary BCT representative to patrons

  • Responsible for all marketing and distribution of info to the Birmingham Area schools

  • Work with ticketing platforms to add show information, discount codes, and sell tickets

  • Works in the box office during all performances to service audiences as needed (Public Performances on some Saturdays and Sundays throughout the year)

  • Follow (and establish when necessary) appropriate procedures for processing subscriptions, processing credit cards, handling difficult situations with patrons, etc.

  • Sell Season Memberships and oversee communication with Members

  • Oversee communication with individual donors and maintain gift recognition programs

  • Oversee birthday parties at BCT

  • Develop relationships with community groups with special interests in BCT shows

  • Coordinate with Managing Director and marketing team to raise awareness of the organization

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office

  • Strong customer service skills, sales ability, and telephone manner

  • Demonstrates the ability to balance multiple projects, meet deadlines, and communicate effectively in a frequently flexible and quick-moving environment

  • Be a “self-starter” and goal driven

  • Friendly, eager, outgoing and positive attitude with an emphasis on quality customer service

  • Understanding of ticketing software and processes/best practices

  • Must be able to work some evenings and weekends

The Audience Services Manager reports directly to the Managing Director. A Bachelor's degree is preferred with an emphasis in business, nonprofit administration, public administration, communications or other related field. Interest in theatre and working with children is a must. All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background inquiry.

START DATE: July 2019

TO APPLY: Please email cover letter and resume along with a list of three references to the attention of Ashley Woods at ashley@bct123.org. Please type “Audience Services Manager” in the subject line. No phone calls, please.  


 Position: Content Creator

FLSA Status: Part Time, Independent Contractor (20 - 25 hrs./week, billed hourly)

The Birmingham Children’s Theatre is seeking a Content Creator to join our dedicated and hard-working team. The Content Creator will conceptualize and create compelling digital, print, video, and social media content that tells the BCT story.

The Content Creator will offer up ideas for both individual projects and broader campaigns. In addition, this role will brainstorm ideas and creative concepts with other members of the creative team and will pitch original ideas to the Managing Director and Executive Artistic Director.

RESPONSIBILITIES:  

  • Conceptualize and create engaging campaigns to help tell the BCT story and promote our programs

  • Create compelling written, photographic, and video content for a variety of platforms including BCT’s website, social media, email, print ads, and others

  • Edit photo/video content and create graphics using Adobe Creative Cloud or similar editing software

  • Create promotional videos for each BCT production

  • In coordination with the Managing Director, develop and edit graphic design content for shows, advertisements and events

  • Design and send eblasts to generate interest in our public performances

  • Design and create the Playbill for each show

  • Maintain brand standards by ensuring the consistency and visual integrity of BCT communications

  • Measure the effectiveness of digital media efforts (website, emails) through metrics and analytics

  • Monitor and manage BCT social media accounts, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Snapchat

  • Capture and publish ephemeral content during events for platforms including Instagram Stories and Facebook Live (occasionally on nights or weekends)

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Proven familiarity with social media platforms listed above, particularly marketing practices and strategies

  • Strong knowledge in video capturing and editing skills with a strong eye for composition

  • Photoshop, InDesign Illustrator, Premier & After Effects highly desired

  • Highly creative, visual, and able to generate ideas and see projects from concept to completion in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment

  • Ability to troubleshoot, be solution-oriented and take direction

  • Must possess a flexible can-do attitude and enjoy working and collaborating with a team

The Content Creator reports directly to the Managing Director. A Bachelor's degree is preferred with an emphasis in marketing, journalism, graphic design, communications or other related field. Interest in theatre and working with children is a must. All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background inquiry.

START DATE: July 2019

TO APPLY: Please email a cover letter, resume and examples of your work to the attention of Ashley Woods at ashley@bct123.org. Please type “Content Creator” in the subject line. No phone calls, please. 


Position: Costume Shop Manager 

Full Time

Birmingham Children’s Theatre is seeking a Costume Shop Manager to join our dedicated and hard-working team. The Costume Shop Manager will oversee and execute the costume creation for all BCT productions, oversee all costume rentals, manage the daily operations of the costume shop including maintaining costume stock, shop equipment, ordering supplies, supervising overhire stitchers, and have an active role in the execution of all productions and related activities.

RESPONSIBILITIES:  

  • Plans the operation of the costume shop for the entire season of theatrical productions and for individual productions

  • Performs the construction, alteration, repair, cleaning/maintenance and storage of theatrical costumes

  • Establishes and maintains the budgets for productions, including allocating funds and labor to each project 

  • Inventory and maintain BCT’s costume stock

  • Create and manage a costume rental system

  • Supervises dress rehearsals, show wardrobe and laundry

  • Coordinates space usage for cast dressing needs 

  • Oversees and inventories donations of clothing and materials to costume shop

  • Strikes costumes after each production

  • Performs other related duties as required.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • High school diploma and 2 years of experience in costuming, sewing, or other closely related field

  • Must have working knowledge of theater production operations and procedures, supervisory practices and principles, principles and practices and techniques of costume construction, various eras and appearance of vintage clothing

  • Skills in making patterns, cutting, draping, sewing, dying and fitting costumes

  • Experience with Wigs and Theatrical Makeup is preferred

  • Costume Design experience is preferred

  • Must be able to work some evenings and weekends when needed

The Costume Shop Manager reports directly to the Production Manager. All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background inquiry. 

START DATE: June or July 2019

TO APPLY: Please email cover letter and resume along with a list of three references to the attention of Stephen Fister at sfister@bct123.org. Please type “Costume Shop Manager” in the subject line. No phone calls, please. 


Design Teams

BCT employs directors, choreographers, scenic designers, costume designers, sound designers/engineers, lighting designers, musicians and other theatre technicians for each production on our season. If you are interested in joining a Production Team for one of our upcoming productions, please forward a complete professional portfolio to:

Birmingham Children’s Theatre
Attn: Stephen Fister
P.O.Box 1362
Birmingham, AL 35201

or via email to sfister@bct123.org.  No phone calls, please.


Script Submission - New Voices Project

BCT's ongoing New Voices Project has commissioned over 50 original scripts, stories, musicals and adaptations for young audiences since 1982 alone, and maintains a commitment to discovering new voices among playwrights, and the presentation and experimentation in dramatic literature for youth. Generally, Wee Folks productions (ages 4 to 8) are limited to no more than 4 actors (doubling possible), Mainstage Touring productions (ages 6 and up) are limited to no more than 8 actors (doubling possible), and Mainstage In-house Only productions vary depending on budget and artistic requirements. Unsolicited scripts may be submitted for consideration of upcoming seasons (please note BCT schedules 1 ½ year in advance). In order for your script to be considered, submit each of the following:

  • a copy of the entire script;

  • a synopsis of no more than one page;

  • a character breakdown;

  • music tracks and lead sheets (if a musical);

  • playwright’s resume and references.

Submissions with missing components will not be considered. All materials may be sent in electronic format or through the U.S. Mail to:

Birmingham Children’s Theatre
Attn: Brandon Bruce
P.O.Box 1362
Birmingham, AL 35201

or via email to brandon@bct123.org.  No phone calls, please. Submissions will not be returned. 


Volunteers and Ushers

BCT needs volunteers and ushers for 2019-2020! 

  • Do you enjoy working with children and the public?

  • Would you like to contribute to an extraordinary cultural and educational environment?

  • Are you enthusiastic about the arts and live theatre?

If you said yes, then our volunteer or usher program may be perfect for you! Whether seating a classroom of pre-schoolers about to enjoy their first live theatre performance or helping a family of six find seats together for a weekend performance, ushers ensure that BCT patrons enjoy the very best experience possible during their time at the theatre. Our offices could not run without our wonderful volunteers who help with various tasks that help our organization function!

Ushers are needed for School Performances, which take place on weekday mornings, and Family Day Performances, which take place on Saturday mornings and Sunday afternoons. 

If you would like more information on BCT's volunteer or usher programs, please contact Lauren Sanderlin by email or phone at (205) 458-8899.

To Apply: Email your resumé ashley@bct123.org or may be mailed to:

Birmingham Children's Theatre
Attn. Volunteer
P.O. Box 1362
Birmingham, AL35201


Internships: Fall/spring/summer

Birmingham Children's Theatre offers full- or part-time internships to qualified high school, college undergraduate or graduate students of the performing arts, arts education or arts administration. Areas for internship may include Production, Development, Sales, Administration or Education.

First preference will be given to college students who have already acquired some basic training and experience in theatre, arts education, or development of non-profits and are ready for the next step toward a career in one of these fields. Anyone over the age of 16 who is interested should apply. Applicants should:

  • Have a passion for working with young people

  • Have a strong respect for the collaborative nature of theatre

  • Be willing to engage in the creative process

  • Have an excellent sense of humor

  • Be reliable

  • Know how to be part of a team, but also how and when to take initiative and get things done.

Academic Credit
BCT will help any student needing to fulfill specific credit requirements by working with faculty advisors from participating schools. All arrangements for credit must be made by intern. Please provide any paperwork with application.

Evaluations 
Each intern will participate in a variety of evaluative measures with department managers throughout the duration of the internship. Interns will be required to complete self-evaluation forms. There will also be periodic, face to face evaluations to discuss progress, plan for future goals and assess program expectations. Final evaluation will be sent to faculty advisor.

Payment and Housing
We are currently offering unpaid internships. At this time BCT does not offer housing.

How to Apply

Please click here to fill out an online application.

Please contact ashley@bct123.org with questions or call 205-458-8899.