Manager of Artistic Training
Organization: Milwaukee Repertory Theater
Manager of Artistic Training
Jun 13, 2019
Milwaukee Repertory Theater is seeking a Manager of Artistic Training (MAT) to join the Artistic team! The MAT is responsible for the strategic development, implementation and oversight of The Rep’s Emerging Professional Residencies (EPRs) in Acting, Directing, Production, Education and Casting and the Professional Training Institute (PTI). This position is an integral role in the Artistic Department, collaborating with department members to develop, lead, and mentor the emerging artists and youth in both programs in support of the organization’s educational and training goals.
Major Duties and Responsibilities:
Lead and manage the Professional Training Institute (PTI), which trains up to 15 of the region’s most talented teenagers through nine months of masterclasses taught by Rep artists and culminating in a paid summer performance opportunity. Responsibilities include:
- Recruiting, auditioning and, in conjunction with Casting, casting selecting each cohort of for PTI members.
- Producing the summer production.
- Soliciting potential script options
- Acting as liaison to PTI students & parents, production staff, designers and other PTI personnel
- Co-developing an annual PTI timeline of activities
- Providing one-on-one support for PTI members as they prepare for the college audition process
Manage the Emerging Professional Residency (EPR) Program, which bridges academic training and professional practice in a nationally respected, 50- year- old professional training program. Responsibilities include:
- Working with the Director of Artistic Personnel and Artistic staff, select a cohort of artistic EPRs (Acting, Directing, Casting) annually that meets the annual demands of Milwaukee Rep programming while helping to define the long-term vision for the program.
- Organizing and implementing EPR orientation activities and ongoing professional development
- Supervising Artistic Residents in their day-to-day practice
- Coordinating workshops and auditions for Artistic Residents.
- Coordinating and scheduling the Chicago Audition Showcase
- Facilitating a systematic career goal-setting process for each EPR.
- Participate, in tandem with the Director of Artistic Personnel and other members of the Artistic team, in the long-term planning and implementation of the EPR program.
- Uphold the mission and core values of the theater, with a raised consciousness towards equity, diversity and inclusion.
Attend artistic team meetings and participate in artistic department activities.
Uphold the mission and core values of the theater, with a raised consciousness towards equity, diversity and inclusion.
- Teaching experience in performing arts industry or serving in a similar role that required the oversight and the professional development of students, interns or early career individuals, including facilitating classes/workshops designed to create a comprehensive learning experience.
- Administrative experience in program oversight and operation.
- Topically up to date with best practices and skills in the field; interest in ongoing artist professional development, particularly for high-school students and early-career adults
- Collaborative and generous in spirit, with a genuine desire to further the education and nurturing of early-career professionals. A desire to act as an advocate for program participants.
- Strong mentorship and teaching skills
- Ability to pass a background check in compliance with local and/or federal employment laws.
- Ability to work across a vast diversity of ages, skill, and educational/cultural backgrounds.
Compensation and Benefits: Salary range is between $36,000-$38,000, based on experience with full-time benefits package, including 100% paid premiums for the employee for health and dental insurance.
How to Apply: Please submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references, Attn: to Frank Honts, Director of Artistic Personnel, at email@example.com
Applications being accepted on a rolling basis through June 28, 2019 until the position is filled.
Milwaukee Repertory Theater is committed to creating a culturally diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.