fbpx

Employment

About Employment @ TNP

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.

 

Director of Development

The Naples Players is entering a major expansion phase and is seeking its next Director of Development to lead its development initiatives. This is a unique opportunity for the right professional who is energized at the thought of building a comprehensive and successful development program.  Reporting directly to the Executive Artistic Director, the DOD will work closely with the Board as well as key staff leadership.  The DOD will spearhead all efforts related to fundraising with a particular focus on cultivating current donors, growing the number of donors and substantially building the major gifts program.

The right candidate will be well organized, self-directed and have excellent people skills. S/he will be able to take the lead on cultivating donors. More importantly, s/he will exhibit expertise in effectively supporting Board members as fundraisers. The Director will ensure that the development function integrates closely with the marketing and communications function of the organization.

The DOD will also have the opportunity to hire additional support staff; but will begin as the sole officer for Development.

Experience with Tessitura a plus.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Refine and implement a coherent development strategy, lead the execution of the plan, and ensure key goals are met. Emphasis on developing relationships with donors, subscribers, past donors and parents of our youth theater program, among others.
  • Develop and implement a stewardship strategy to move donors up the giving ladder.
  • Develop new ways to build the major donor prospect pipeline.
  • Expand the total donor base as part of the strategy.
  • Conduct prospect research and help maintain donor and prospect files including effective database management.
  • Work with Board members, major donors and others to implement fundraising strategies.
  • Help to design and manage events that result in financial contribution and enhance the visibility and community of The Naples Players.
  • Provide effective reporting on development goals and results for the Executive Artistic Director, the board and the development committee including projections, potential action planning, evaluation and analysis.
  • Research and write grants for program and capital support when necessary.
  • Contribute to the efforts of a new $20m capital campaign

Qualifications

  • Education and Experience
    • Bachelor’s degree required.
    • Minimum of 5 years of direct fundraising experience and proven success in building fundraising strategies with an emphasis on major gifts and individual giving.
    • Experience with integrating communications and fundraising strategies including website and social media.
    • Experience in the performing arts field is a plus.
  • Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
    • Entrepreneurial attitude and proven success in building an effective fundraising program. Driven by results.
    • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills. Sophistication and poise to speak convincingly to donors.
    • Demonstrated results in support of Board fundraising.
    • Ability to deliver results in a dynamic environment. Ability to quickly develop trust and confidence with colleagues, Board members and stakeholders.
    • Strong problem solving, research, and analytical skills.
    • Comfortable using office and database technologies. Knowledge of Tessitura preferred.
    • Commitment to The Naples Players mission, purpose and values.
    • Ability to work some evenings and weekends.
    • Must have reliable transportation.

Compensation

Compensation is competitive and includes a strong benefit package.

TO APPLY:

Submit a resume and cover letter – that includes salary requirements – to:

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

 

 

Production Manager

POSITION PURPOSE

The Production Manager is the principal leader of the Production Departments and helps to merge the creative processes with implementation strategies to achieve organizational and artistic goals.

POSITION FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

To facilitate the achievement of the highest quality art on TNP’s stages while adhering to schedules, budgets, volunteer needs, and managing staff to positive outcomes.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Create, Evaluate, and Manage Production Schedules with the Production Stage Manager, which include but are not limited to:
    • Production Calendar
    • Designer Deadlines
    • Load-In / Change-over schedules
    • Rehearsal Schedules
    • Tech Schedules
    • Work schedules created by departmental managers
  • Create, maintain, and manage all production budgets
    • Assist Departmental Managers in meeting all production deadlines within budget while achieving the highest level of artistic quality possible.
  • Guide all director/design teams through the design process to guarantee the timely completion of all designs. With the input of appropriate technical staff, analyze all designs submitted to determine feasibility of execution within the allotted time, money and personnel available.
    • Obtaining designs from designers
    • Disseminating designs to directors, executive artistic director, and production team
    • Assist departmental managers in getting designs finalized on time and within budget while maintaining artistic quality
  • Attend all tech rehearsals and previews and run production meetings following each
  • Develop working relationships with area designers, production managers, technicians, and actively scout new talent in an effort to bring projects, scripts, playwrights, designers, directors, or other artists to the artistic team’s attention.
  • Facilitate clear communications throughout the production process, and act as a liaison between directors, designers, stage managers, and other production and administrative staff.
    • Coordinate crossover projects between departments
  • Assist production departmental managers with unexpected problem solving
    • As necessary, support productions with hands-on projects including (but not limited to) special effects, video and projections, assisting with stage work, purchasing, sourcing and researching materials and techniques.
  • Act as liaison between departmental managers and administrative staff to facilitate ancillary work requests
    • Manage Production elements related to space rental events
    • Oversee facility, scene shop, and equipment rentals. Including but not limited to updating fee schedule and policies, fielding all requests, meeting with prospects, negotiating contracts and acting as or hiring and supervising the technical liaison when the facility is rented to outside organizations.
  • Work with each department to facilitate maintenance of stage equipment and purchase new equipment as needed
  • Ensure building wide safety procedures
  • Facilitate tech needs for Marketing and Development events
  • Act as an ambassador to promote TNP

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

  • Strong interpersonal communication, across age, gender, race, sexual orientation, etc.
  • Working knowledge of industry “best practices”
  • In-depth knowledge of scale drawings understanding of CAD, GoogleSketchup or other design software
  • Strong understanding of the world of Production Management.
  • Desire to help volunteers enter the artistic process on the production side, and to achieve successful results.

COMPENSATION

Compensation is competitive and includes a strong benefit package.

TO APPLY:

Submit a resume and cover letter – that includes salary requirements – to:

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

 

Full Time Box Office Assistant

The Naples Players is searching for a full-time Box Office Assistant to work flexible day and night hours throughout the week. Box Office Assistants will work in a fast-paced, high-volume, customer service role selling tickets for TNP and rental productions, and serve as a point of reference for enquires about the theatre. Assistants are vital to the smooth operation of The Naples Players’ Box Office and Front of House in order to ensure a positive experience for all current and potential patrons.

Ideal candidates should possess the following skills:
– Experience, tact, and skill in dealing with the public
– Customer service via phone, counter, and/or email
– Strong communication skills, oral, and written
– Familiarity with computers
– Willingness to work flexible hours and days

Other desirable skills include:
– Competency with Word, Excel, and/or Provenue Ticket Systems
– Experience working in the arts

The Naples Players is a one of the largest non-profit community theaters in the nation, located in scenic downtown Naples. TNP produce 7 plays, 3 musicals, Readers Theatre, new works, multiple children’s shows, and rental productions every season. It consists of 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.

TO APPLY:

Submit a resume and cover letter to:

James Duggan – Box Office Manager – jduggan@naplesplayers.org

 

Join the TNP Family

Join Us

Internships

TNP is searching for motivated, confident, and creative young theatre artists to fill

Read more


Volunteer

When you volunteer @ TNP, you become part of our family.

Read more


Our Volunteers

Volunteers are the heart & soul of TNP

Read more


Questions?

Contact Jessica Walck

Associate Artistic Director
(239) 434-7340, ext. 101
jwalck@naplesplayers.org


THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS

BOX OFFICE

The Naples Players
701 5th Avenue South, Naples, Florida 34102

(239) 263-7990
Monday-Friday: 10am to 4pm
Saturday: 10am to 4pm

*Will-Call & Wait-List opens 2 hours before curtain

Main OFFICE

(239) 434-7340
Monday-Friday: 10am to 4pm
Saturday: 10am to 4pm

Stay updated

The latest on TNP shows, events, & programs delivered straight to your inbox!

FOLLOW TNP

Guidestar Platinum Seal of Transparency 2020  Culture Builds Florida Logo   Florida Weekly's 2019 Best  Best of Naples:  Gulfshore Life Best of Naples

Voted Best Live Theatre for 17 Consecutive Years