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Help Wanted

Updated: Mar 24, 2023


Mopco, LLC The Mopco Improv Theatre and Koppett

10 N.Jay St. Schenectady NY 12305

Help Wanted: Assistant to the Artistic Director

The successful candidate will have a strong interest in managing a small (60 seat)performing arts venue. While candidates with proven experience/existing skill sets are preferred, a strong desire, willingness, and ability to learn is essential. Ideally, the chosen candidate will have a proven track record in stage management or other high stress position that requires great people, time management, and project management skills.

Provide hands-on assistance to AD in all aspects of running The Mopco, a small black box improv theater in Schenectady NY.

  • There is some management or supervision of part time employees/volunteers, but

  • The bulk of time will be spent in hands-on work. A willingness to get one’s hands dirty is essential.

  • Job will also include some admin work for Koppett, our organizational development consultancy.

  • 35 hour week, 401K, Medical Insurance.

  • Salary range mid thirties

Areas of responsibility include

Work with AD and part time/volunteer staff:

  • Front Of House

    • The theater has a small snack bar/cafe. Inventory, setup/ prep, cleanup, and everything in between, including box office.

    • Keep front of house, including small snack bar/cafe, running smoothly

      • Manage volunteers

      • Engage customers: great customer service/relationship skills and the ability to see/correct problem details quickly in a high-pressure setting are critical.

  • Theater tech/stage management

    • Assist Artistic director in maintenance– assure that the theater is clean and presentable.

    • Work with AD to assure that qualified people are assigned to give time calls pre-show, operate light board, video cams and switcher during shows.

    • Instruct volunteers in their various jobs.

  • Program Development/Administration

Work with the AD to:

  • Build private shows and school workshop business

  • Develop theater rental business

  • Recognize potential clients for Koppett and refer /follow up with leads generated from shows and classes important.

  • Marketing

  • Help with aspects of theater marketing: regular schedule updates, strategic problem solving, and graphic/creative. Marketing experience is very helpful.

  • Keep website and mailing list up to date, manage SEO, post shows/classes and programs on Eventbrite, check accuracy of all listings

  • Maintain listings on community calendars

  • Work with Artistic Director to create/manage eblasts.

  • Collaborate with staff, volunteers to build social media presence.

  • Identify and attract target audiences

  • Assist in building campaigns, eblasts etc. for rentals, classes, and shows.

Please reply with a cover letter, references, resume, and salary requirements to

Michael Burns

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