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The Naples Players is one of the largest non-profit community theaters in the nation, located in scenic downtown Naples, Florida. We have a professional full-time staff with experience ranging from regional theatre to international and off-Broadway. The Naples Players is devoted to their community and relies on the generous volunteers who eagerly participate to create each season.

We are always looking for qualified Directors, Choreographers and Musical Directors. These are contracted positions. Please send your information to Jessica Walck.

Technical Director

Job Title: Technical Director
Reports to: Director of Production
FLSA Classification: Full-Time, Exempt
Salary Range: $52,000–$55,000 Annually

Hiring Timeline: Anticipated Start March 2022

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Technical Director (TD) of The Naples Players (TNP) leads the scene, paint, and props areas in supporting the directors’ and designers’ visions related to those disciplines. This will be done within the allotted time, scope, and budget, while empowering and managing the volunteers and shop staff, maintaining values of artistic excellence; inclusion; and fiscal responsibility. Strong applicants will have a demonstrated background in theatrical technical direction, experience with education and atypical workforces, and a high level of proficiency in CAD, specifically Vectorworks. The TD will lead and participate in the build of all projects for the three theaters. The Naples Players produces 15 shows annually, split between a main stage season and KidzAct programming.

WORK SCHEDULE:

  • Typically, Tuesday to Saturday, 9:00am to 4:30pm, but late nights and weekends are common during tech and preview process (40 hours – 60 hours/week).

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:

Staff Supervision:

  • Direct reports include:
    • Scene, Paint, and Prop Volunteers
    • Charge Scenic Artist
    • Props Supervisor (future hire)
    • Scenery & Props Intern
  • Actively participating in team building. Fostering a work environment of artistic excellence; inclusion; and financial responsibility.
  • Be a knowledge resource for volunteers and participate in intern training.

Budget Responsibilities:

  • Helping to create and oversee the annual budget for the Scenery, Paints, and Props Department and the scheduling of the Scene Shop.
  • Maintaining records of expenses on each project.
  • Responsible for staying within prescribed budgets.

Production Responsibilities:

  • Assess volunteer skillsets, assign tasks to volunteers, and ensure completion of tasks.
  • Assist in the strike and loading in of scenery for all productions.
  • Designing technical solutions to the general safety, movement, function, and structure of scenic elements.
  • Drafting shop working drawings for all TNP productions in conjunction with the Charge Scenic Artist and Intern.
  • Directing the safe and timely manufacture, installation, and strike or storage of all scenic elements.
  • Supervising load-in, technical rehearsals in conjunction with other shop staff, and preview performance work schedules for scenic staff.
  • Developing shift plots, with stage management.
  • Working with lighting and sound departments to develop and execute soft good hang plots and rigging of scenery.
  • Long range planning for the scenic department, including anticipating volunteer personnel, scheduling, and equipment needs.
  • Ensuring the general safety of all Scene Shop operations and overseeing the compliance with all safety regulations.
  • Attending all design presentations, production meetings, department heads meetings, tech notes sessions, run-throughs, technical and dress rehearsals, and preview performances in conjunction with the Charge Scenic Artist.
  • Maintaining Scene Shop tools and equipment, manufacturing spaces, and office.
  • Providing technical support for all in-house functions, parties and special events, as necessary.
  • Upholding the artistic standards and achieving the artistic vision of The Naples Players.

Additional Responsibilities May Include:

  • Generating, updating, and distributing technical specifications about the facilities to scenic and lighting designers.
  • Purchasing of facility related items in conjunction with recommendations from Janitorial.
  • Changing the show related banners in the front of the building.
  • Other duties as assigned by production management.

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Skills, Abilities, and Knowledge:

  • Strong project management skills that demonstrate the ability to deliver complex projects in a safe and efficient manner, on time and on budget.
  • Ability to balance scale and scope of productions with designers and production management while allocating, and advocating for, appropriate time and resources needed by employees to realize designers’ visions.
  • Must demonstrate superior written and verbal communication skills and be fluent in collaborating with a wide variety of artists, technicians, and administrators.
  • Ability to lead, inspire, and supervise volunteers to get work done efficiently and safely, including appropriate delegation to keep the flow of work moving.
  • Must have complete proficiency and demonstrable experience using Vectorworks to create scenery construction drawings.
  • Must have knowledge of modern theatrical scenic construction methods including rigging, hydraulics, pneumatics, theatrical automation, engineering, and structures to use in technical designs.
  • Knowledge of a wide variety of construction materials commonly used in the theater to implement in technical designs and knowledge of appropriate use.
  • Skills in carpentry, welding, rigging, and sewing to draw upon when engineering technical designs.
  • Skills in preparing materials and labor budgets to keep projects within an acceptable timeframe, budget, and scope.
  • Proficiency with Google Suite and Microsoft Office in both Mac and Windows.
  • Modeling inclusive behavior for our volunteers and staff.


Education and Experience:

  • Five or more years of experience in related positions; or a combination of education and experience providing equivalent knowledge.
  • Substantial knowledge of leadership, teamwork, and management principles for a generationally diverse staff.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORK ENVIRONMENT:
The work environment and physical demands described here are representative. This is a physically demanding position where the TD is expected to be part of the daily workforce.

  • 20% office work at a computer (option to sit or stand).
  • 80% standing, walking, bending, frequent use of hands, stooping and heavy lifting (at least 75 pounds).
  • Work at heights on ladders and personnel lifts is necessary.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

TO APPLY:
Please submit link to samples of drafting, a resume, and cover letter to
Trevor Long
Tlong@naplesplayers.org
with a subject line of “TD Applicant; [First Initial] [Last Name]; [Date]”

Director of Finance

Job Title: Director of Finance
Reports to: Executive Artistic Director
FLSA Classification: Full-Time, Exempt
Starting at $90,000, commensurate with experience, dental, 401K match, PTO

Hiring Timeline: Anticipated Full-Time start October 2021.

The organization’s first Director of Finance, this position will join the long-standing bookkeeper to oversee and manage all financial systems of The Naples Players with an annual budget of approximately $4M. The Naples Players was able to keep all staff fully employed throughout COVID-19 pandemic; so, a strong commitment to novel, strategic thinking that values quick action and agile approaches is necessary to meet expectations.

A colleague who values collaboration, enjoys process improvement, and excels at personal relationships, the correct individual will work to advance the mission, vision, and values of one of the nation’s largest and leading community-based theatres.

The Director of Finance has the primary responsibility for The Naples Players’ finance operations, including day-to-day accounting processes and financial reporting. Reporting to the Executive Artistic Director, this position partners with the bookkeeper and a dedicated board finance committee to ensure the organization’s overall financial health through the creation and monitoring of detailed budgets and forecasts, seeking to preserve and improve the stellar financial health of the organization.

The Naples Players strives for an inclusive work environment and actively embraces a diversity of people, ideas, talents, and experiences. We highly encourage people of color, individuals with disabilities, and other historically underrepresented groups in our community to apply.

Essential duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

    • In collaboration with Executive Artistic Director, develop, monitor, and reforecast the annual operating budget along with department heads.
    • Oversee the preparation of monthly, quarterly, and annual reports for Executive Artistic Director, Finance Committee, and staff; including P&L, balance sheet, cash flow, department and show reports, and others as assigned.
    • Supervise accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll processing and benefits management – which is also accomplished through an external benefits and payroll company.
    • Ensure daily deposits are being made and that all accounts are balanced and reconciled monthly.
    • Develop and implement internal controls for cash-related activities and all accounting functions.
    • Manage annual audit, 990 preparation, and state charitable registrations, ensuring compliance with GAAP as needed.
    • Oversee all organization credit cards and associated spending policies.
    • Maintain electronic and paper files and records in accordance with best practice retention standards.
    • Liaise with Truist on all matters associated with organization’s endowment.
    • Other duties, as assigned.

Qualifications and requirements:

    • 5+ years of experience in accounting, including financial reporting, accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, and general ledger experience.
    • Experience leading and preparing non-profit organization through annual audit process with our external auditing partners.
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite, including word processing, spreadsheets and presentation applications; as well as Quickbooks.
    • Willingness to make decisions and act within established policies and procedures.
    • In-depth knowledge of general accounting concepts and practices (GAAP).
    • Ability to effectively present complex financial information and respond to questions from Executive Artistic Director, department heads, colleagues in the field, and Board of Directors.
    • Keen understanding of non-profit finance practices.
    • Proficiency with defining problems, collecting data, establishing facts, and drawing valid conclusions.
    • Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to remain calm in stressful situations and to demonstrate resilience in times of shifting priorities.

The ideal candidate will possess the following qualities, qualifications and/or skills:

    • Advanced proficiency using Quickbooks accounting software
    • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience
    • CPA certification, a plus interest and/or involvement in an arts-related enterprise
    • Sense of humor
    • Experience with Tessitura a plus.

TO APPLY:

Submit a resume and cover letter to:

Bryce Alexander
CEO/Executive Artistic Director
balexander@naplesplayers.org

 

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