Under the direct supervision of Artistic Director, the Artistic Associate will facilitate creative management of productions and other creative projects while collaborating with all TUTS departments to ensure the smooth running of all productions and presentations. The Artistic Associate ensures that the artists assigned to each production have the resources they need and that TUTS staff share a clarity of the artistic director’s vision and plan of action for each project.
This position also contributes to ensuring that productions meet appropriate timelines, deadlines, and are within budget parameters. In addition to the current season, this position works in collaboration with all departments to both develop upcoming seasons and to secure creative teams. The Artistic Associate will coordinate and have oversight of supplementary programming, readings, workshops, and other special projects.
The Artistic Associate will assist the Artistic Director in the development and delivery of all aspects of the artistic program. The position will be part of Company representation and may be required to attend Board Meetings and TUTS events where relevant. The Artistic Associate will occasionally be required to direct actors and creative teams for special events, press performances, and donor events.
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Minimum of 5 years’ experience in a professional theater, including at least 2 years in a producing role.
Bachelor’s degree in theater or related field is desired, or a combination of equivalent experience and training.
Extensive knowledge of acting, directing, design, and playwrighting talent, as well as knowledge of the new musicals field and current issues facing the national theater field. Knowledge of Houston theater community is a bonus.
Broad knowledge of the history of musical theater as well as some experience reading and assessing new musicals for development.
Ability to create and manage budgets.
Knowledge of the artistic and technical processes that are necessary in the creation of high quality, professional theater productions.
Exceptional management and communication skills.
Excellent computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word) and Outlook.
Ability to coordinate multiple projects and conflicting priorities to manage overlapping show schedules.
Ability to communicate effectively and persuasively verbally and in writing on an interpersonal and group level.
Ability to exercise professional discretion and confidentiality.
Creative problem-solving ability.
Experience, ability and commitment to working with diverse groups in terms of gender expression, race, sexual orientation, religion, ability, age, class, and immigrant status.
Ability to lead and support projects and the ability to add value in both of these capacities.
Ability to work with a variety of personalities, approaches and processes, and the ability to adapt accordingly.
Familiarity with LORT and AEA collective bargaining agreements is preferred.
Ability to work weekends and evenings as needed
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and maintain a sound perspective, essential for maintaining healthy relationships with co-workers.