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Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit, an internationally-recognized leader in creative youth development, is seeking highly-motivated individuals committed to excellence and youth development.

In addition to changing the lives of Detroit youth, benefits of working at Mosaic include:
— medical, dental and vision benefits
— flexible hours
— small, creative work environment
— professional development and networking opportunities

Full-Time Positions

  1. Communications Manager  (NEW!)
    Applications due by 5 p.m. EST, Friday, Jan. 18, 2019

Communications Manager (NEW!)

Applications due by 5 p.m. EST, Friday, Jan. 18, 2019

Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit is an internationally renowned out-of-school creative youth development organization. Through rigorous theatre and vocal training, Mosaic’s arts education, college prep, and workforce readiness programming helps children ages 7-18 develop the critical and creative thinking skills necessary for success on stage and in life. The organization maintains a 95%-plus high school graduation rate with its alumni attending colleges across Michigan and around the country, institutions such as The Julliard School, and going on to become Kresge Fellows, Broadway stars, Emmy and Tony Award nominees, and good global citizens situated throughout the business community.

We are seeking a results-driven Communications Manager to join our busy team as internal and external-facing thought-partner, manager, creator, coordinator and liaison. This is an ideal environment for someone with a creative background (theater, dance, music, writing, visual arts, etc.). If you are a self-motivated, strategic, out-of-the-box thinker, we’d love to talk to you. Please read on:

The Communications Manager reports to the Executive Director and works across all departments in the organization to develop and implement marketing and public relations tactics that align with strategic organizational goals and objectives. This individual will create, develop and manage marketing communication initiatives, internal and external communications and special events and theatrical/musical promotions; monitor marcomm trends and budgets; and work individually and collaboratively with staff, contractors, freelancers, interns, vendors and the community to manage the communications function. Role requires some evening and weekend work.

Major Accountabilities

Project Management: Demonstrate strong project management skills in support of strategic marketing communication plans and initiatives targeted to Mosaic’s key past, present and prospective constituencies (audiences, young artists/families, alumni, teaching artists, community partners, funders, volunteers, board members and other supporters).

  • Manage the execution and production of high quality advertising and promotional materials
  • Be involved with all promotional projects from inception to completion
  • Serve as liaison between organizational/artistic teams and agencies/vendors
  • Complete all projects on time and within budget
  • Work with ED to monitor budget spend for marcomm team
  • Oversee MarComm Committee comprised of staff, board, parent, young artist and community members
  • Assist with RFP review and development

Media Relations: Responsible for overseeing communications to the media, including preparing articles, press kits, press releases, and other content initiatives. Ensure the company protects and promotes its image in a proper, coordinated, and consistent manner.

  • Cultivate, enhance and manage collaborative working relationships within the local, regional and national press and publicity community
  • Compose, edit and prepare and distribute bylined articles and press releases about Mosaic, its activities, achievements, partnerships, etc.
  • Pitch stories, train and prep spokespeople for interviews
  • Maintain a comprehensive PR list of media outlets, relevant blogs, SoMe influencers, calendar and event sites, etc.
  • Create, gather and disseminate timely information to press and staff
  • Manage the flow of news about the organization to the media
  • Plan and oversee press events
  • Detect public relations issues as they emerge and address them directly
  • Research and write briefing materials
  • Assemble press kits
  • Respond to media inquiries and monitor coverage

Marketing Communications: Develop and implement strategies for increasing and targeting reach, awareness and impact. Strive to add value and insight through innovative ideas, cost savings and overall knowledge of marcomm plans, tactics, trends and best practices.

  • Create, develop, place and monitor results of print and online advertising
  • Create, develop, disseminate and monitor results of multichannel e-blasts, newsletters, etc.
  • Create and develop impact reports for sponsors, funders, board members and key volunteers, etc.
  • Work collaboratively to develop and manage web site content
  • Work collaboratively to create video, audio, and other multi-media content
  • Work collaboratively to create, develop and manage social media content
  • Create and develop marketing collateral, organizational literature, presentations and speeches for internal and external use
  • Work collaboratively to develop the annual report, plan and execute the annual meeting
  • Review content for accuracy, compliance, and visual appeal in support of strategic objectives
  • Work collaboratively to develop and execute a volunteer recognition program
  • Serve as brand steward, overseeing brand standards and logo usage/restrictions

Merchandising: Work collaboratively with staff and MarComm Committee to create, develop and market new and existing merchandise via online and on-site channels

  • Manage on-site inventory, including ordering, vendor relationship and adhering to budget
  • Coordinate merchandise sales at community, studio, and theatre shows and other on-site opportunities.
  • Responsible for on-site merchandise sales including set-up, sales, management of merchandise volunteers
  • Adhere to proper finance procedures in reporting merchandise sales and revenue
  • Monitor sales and generate monthly reports

Job Requirements

Education: Four-year degree with emphasis in PR, communications, marketing, journalism, advertising or related field (or equivalent experience of 1 ½ years per degree year) required.

Languages: English. Spanish or Arabic helpful.

Experience: Minimum 4‐6 years experience in marketing, communications, media relations, and merchandising or related field(s).

  • Able to work independently and as part of a team
  • Strong writing, editing, and proofreading skills required
  • Confident communicator and presenter, including ability to present concepts verbally
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to secure cooperation with internal and external customers to meet objectives
  • High degree of professionalism
  • Solid problem-solving, decision-making skills and negotiation skills
  • and analysis skills
  • Able to work well under pressure, multitask and manage time effectively
  • Self-motivated with a high level of accountability
  • Demonstrated appreciation for arts and culture. Personal artistry preferred.
  • Nonprofit experience preferred

Demonstrated Competency/Technical Skills:

  • Strong knowledge and understanding of current technologies, trends and best practices in digital media/social media
  • Strong knowledge of layout and design, professional printing/publishing. Hands-on design familiarity with programs such as Canva preferred
  • Familiarity with Google Suite products (Docs, Sheets, Gmail, etc.) helpful
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)

 

Mosaic Youth Theatre is an equal opportunity employer.

To apply: Please email cover letter, resume and salary history/requirements to hr@mosaicdetroit.org.

Deadline for receipt: Friday, Jan. 18, 2019 by 5 p.m. EST

Please note that the interview process will include a writing test.

Part-Time Positions

Acting Teaching Artist Instructors

ACTING TEACHING ARTIST INSTRUCTORS

Minimum Qualifications

o       Bachelors degree in Theatre

o       2-3 years professional acting and/or directing experience

o       2-3 years experience as acting teacher or coach

o       Experience working with youth ages 11-18

o       Member of professional organization or other evidence of on-going professional development

 

Job Description

Creates and implements age-appropriate lesson plans which align with the Mosaic Model of Youth Development through the Arts; selects the appropriate repertoire including scripts, scenes and monologues; and creates rehearsal handouts that support youth training.  Participates in young artist recruitment.  Chaperones young artists in approved fieldtrips and performances.  This position is a part-time contract that during after-school hours.

To Apply:

Email cover letter, resume and three references to hr@mosaicdetroit.org with the subject: Performing Arts Instructors. Applications will be reviewed immediately and interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. No phone calls please.

Mosaic is an equal opportunity employer.

Choral/Vocal Music Teaching Artist Instructors

CHORAL/VOCAL MUSIC TEACHING ARTIST INSTRUCTORS

Minimum Qualifications

o       A minimum of 2yrs experience conducting a choir

o       Bachelors Degree (in music preferred)

o       Broad knowledge of  choral repertoire and music theory

o       Basic keyboard skills

o       Ability to read and conduct from choral scores

o       Member of a professional organization

Job Description

Creates and implements age-appropriate lesson plans which align with the Mosaic Model of Youth Development through the Arts; selects the appropriate repertoire including songs and choreography; and creates rehearsal handouts that support youth training.  Participates in young artist recruitment.  Chaperones young artists in approved fieldtrips and performances.  This position is a part-time contract that during after-school hours.

To Apply:

Email cover letter, resume and three references to hr@mosaicdetroit.org with the subject: Performing Arts Instructors. Applications will be reviewed immediately and interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. No phone calls please.

Mosaic is an equal opportunity employer.

Program Coordinator

PROGRAM COORDINATOR

Minimum Qualifications

o   Experience working with youth

o   2-4 years experience working with youth ages 11-18

o   1-3 years administrative experience

o   Highly effective written and verbal communication skills including the ability to determine and develop appropriate communication for each audience

o   Demonstrated high level of integrity and leadership skills.

o   Ability to work cohesively with peers

o   Excellent organizational and time management skills

o   Competent in Word, Outlook, Excel, Social Media and Explorer

Job Description

Manage all logistical aspects of a Mosaic beginning program, including program documentation, communication with parents and youth, and supporting youth development outcomes for young artists.

To Apply:

Email cover letter, resume and three references to hr@mosaicdetroit.org with the subject: Performing Arts Instructors. Applications will be reviewed immediately and interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. No phone calls please.

Mosaic is an equal opportunity employer

Technical Director (NEW!)

Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit is an internationally renowned out-of-school creative youth development organization. Through rigorous theatre and vocal training, Mosaic’s arts education, college prep, and workforce readiness programming helps children ages 7-18 develop the critical and creative thinking skills necessary for success on stage and in life. The organization maintains a 95%-plus high school graduation rate with its alumni attending colleges across Michigan and around the country, institutions such as The Julliard School, and going on to become Kresge Fellows, Broadway stars, Emmy and Tony Award nominees, and good global citizens situated throughout the business community.

The Technical Director leads technical production elements of the production season. This part-time temporary position requires strong volunteer and personnel management skills and oversees the cost effectiveness and planning of the entire production process for our productions. The ideal candidate is an experienced problem-solver, an enthusiastic collaborator, and a passionate educator who is eager to incorporate their skills into our creative youth development program.

Responsibilities:    

The Technical Director is responsible for all physical aspects of the production and performing arts spaces for Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit, including: maintenance, sets: technical direction and design for events and production; purchasing supplies; and supervising crews. The Technical Director manages purchasing construction materials, supervising the building of scenery, transporting set pieces from the shop to the theatre stage, mounting the scenery onstage, overseeing the work of the production crews during rehearsals and performances, and maintaining the technical equipment and supplies.

  • Working with Director and other tech contractors to plan technical elements including, set design, scene changes, sound and lighting etc.
  • Distributing information to production team;
  • Attending weekly production meetings with Mosaic and Theater staff. Determining the necessary technical supports, such as lighting, sound, staging, and special needs, necessary for events and performances in advance of production dates.
  • Mentor and instruct students with an interest in technical theatre including work in the following areas: scenic design and construction, lighting design and rigging, sound design, costume design, projection design and realization, stage management and rehearsal etiquette.
  • Supervise and maintain positive relationships with contracted labor, volunteer parents and student crews.
  • Assisting guest designers and artists with technical matters.
  • Facilitating set and stage construction.
  • Overseeing build and run crews.
  • Monitoring the condition of equipment including lighting, sound, and rigging equipment; arranging for the repair and replacement within budgetary constraints; performing preventive maintenance on equipment.
  • Assisting management of production budgets; maintaining inventory and ordering specialized supplies within budgetary constraints.
  • Hiring build crew within budgetary constraints.
  • Planning tech week rehearsal process and preparation
  • Final review of production expenses with Associate Director of Theater Programs
  • Attend any departmental post production debriefs and/ or critiques

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

  • The candidate must be able to manipulate objects and tools and repair pieces of equipment.
  • This job is performed in a multi-building environment with stairways.
  • Able to carry, move, and push or lift heavy objects and equipment
  • Responsible for ceiling-mounted and wall-mounted equipment reachable using ladders and mechanical lifts
  • Must pass a federal and state fingerprinting and background check and provide a recent negative TB test or assessment

 Key Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Arts Degree in Theatre, Technical Theatre, Theatre Design, or a related field of study preferred.
  • Minimum 2 years teaching experience in Middle and/or High School preferred
  • Familiarity with current Theater software programs such as Creston Systems, EOS and ETC Ion family lighting consoles, Qlab, Isadora, as well as Vectorworks, Google Apps and Mac OS X. Experience with Creston Systems is highly desired.
  • Experience with set design, set construction, lighting design, sound design, and sound operation
  • Commitment to ongoing professional development in both subject matter and pedagogy
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Experience coordinating multiple ongoing projects with a clear head and grace under pressure.
  • Has a valid driver’s license
  • Able to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends.

Mosaic Youth Theatre is an equal opportunity employer.

To apply: Send a cover letter and resume to hr@mosaicdetroit.org with “Technical Director” in the subject line.

Application Process

Send a cover letter and resume to hr@mosaicdetroit.org with the job title in the subject line. No phone calls.

Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit is accepting resumes for the following contract opportunities.