Career Opportunities

Cello Teaching Artist

Program Description
Q the Music program is an after-school music education program in Dayton, Ohio that provides string instruction to third through sixth grade students at Ruskin Elementary School. Operating in partnership with the East End Community Services and the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, students receive daily academic tutoring, a nutritious snack, and group music instruction delivered by outstanding local musicians.

Q the Music focuses on group achievement, teamwork, and developing the student as a future citizen as well as a musician.  Fun, fast-paced, instruction keeps students engaged and results in better discipline, focus, self-confidence, and musical achievement.

This position is a part-time, seasonal position from September 2021 to May 2022, with contract renewal likely for the following school year. On-site hours will be from approximately 2:00 – 5:00pm each school day with occasional nights and weekends for special concert events and performances.

Job Description: Teaching Artist, Cello
Qualified individuals will possess:

  • Passion for the social and musical mission of, Q the Music an El Sistema-inspired program
  • Willingness to collaborate and work as a team
  • Flexibility and responsiveness to needs of students and parents
  • Ability to develop and teach engaging lessons that:
    • Establish routines and encourage development of strong fundamental skills on the instrument
    • Encourage peer-teaching
    • Contain a variety of activities (games, exercises, demonstration, and listening)
    • Incorporate a variety of strategies (movement, music reading, playing by ear, singing/solfége, guided improvisation and composition)
    • Maintain high expectations, excellent classroom management, and implement a fair and consistent discipline system
    • Provide appropriate challenge for individual students/learning styles

Supporting experience may include:

  • Teaching cello in a group setting (sectionals, classroom, orchestra)
  • Teaching or mentoring elementary school children
  • Teaching or mentoring traditionally underserved populations
  • Experience in community outreach
  • String Pedagogy courses or certifications
  • Ability to collaborate with students, staff, and administrators of diverse backgrounds

Note: The job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee.

Position Reports to: Director of Education

Classification status: Part-Time

Last updated: 06/04/2021

Compensation: Compensation is commensurate with the duties and responsibilities of this position. Starting rate is $50 per hour.

Application Process: To apply, please send an email cover letter, resume, and 5-minute video teaching sample to: Ruth Reveal, Director of Education | Dayton Performing Arts Alliance, [email protected]. Applications will be reviewed beginning June 28.

Equal Opportunity Employer

 

Patron and Promotions Manager

 

Job Description:
The DPAA Patron and Promotions Manager oversees both long-term and day-to-day operations of the Box Office, and ensures a welcoming, efficient operation. The Patron and Promotions Manager is responsible for overseeing the programming and monitoring of all events in the Tessitura ticketing system and tracking daily sales, executing and supervising subscription processing and fulfillment and training box office staff. This role is highly visible and interacts with patrons, supporters and board members.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Represent DPAA as a helpful, energetic, knowledgeable point of contact for patrons, donors, board members, and the general public
  • Oversee the Box Office staff by training Box Office employees and ensuring that all Box Office employees appropriately, accurately and consistently represent DPAA in a professional manner in all communications both internally and externally
  • Manage training of Box Office team in program offerings, sales strategies and patron retention to support DPAA performance sales
  • Responsible for sales, distribution, seating, and processing of tickets including singles and season subscriptions, flex passes, and memberships
  • Manage complimentary ticket requests, coordination with community partners, donor ticket management, group sales, promo code management
  • Develop the Box Office into an effective sales and promotion force by working with marketing to implement subscriber renewals, single ticket sales promotions, special season ticket packages, loyalty programs, venue signage, and overseeing promotional inventory management
  • Recommend policies and procedures to support high levels of customer service, both internally and externally, by overseeing and resolving ticketing customer services issues, and assisting in the establishment and enforcement of policies regarding ticket sales, exchanges, complimentary tickets, staff tickets, and gift certificates
  • Work with venue to build, edit, and manage all events in the Tessitura ticket sales platform and creates and distributes daily and weekly sales reports
  • Participate in front-of-house management on night/day of show
  • Communicate event security needs, manage house set-up before performances, and coordinate pre-performance events as needed
  • Train telemarketing teams during renewal campaigns and performs occasional telemarketing functions as necessary
  • Manage patron complaints and concerns, assuring each patron a timely and thoughtful response. Maintains records of customer service issues and their resolution
  • Work with Education department, Audience Development Committee and Community Engagement Committee to implement programs
  • Recruit and manage marketing volunteers and poster distribution teams

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 2 years Box Office management or equivalent experience
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Proven history of high levels of customer service, to both internal and external constituents
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment providing a positive outlook
  • Must enjoy working with the public
  • Strong leadership, organizational, and problem-solving skills
  • High-level knowledge of Tessitura preferred
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Ability to work nights and weekends, congruent with a performing arts center’s performance schedule
  • Ability to learn about a season’s productions and sell them to patrons

Note: The job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee.

Position Reports to:  Chief Marketing Officer
Classification status:  Full-Time
Last updated:  04/14/2021

Compensation:
Compensation is commensurate with the duties and responsibilities of this position.

Application Process:
Please view the full job description on the DPAA website at www.DaytonPerformingArts.org. To apply for this position in confidence, please send resume and cover letter to [email protected]

Equal Opportunity Employer

 

Director of Digital Marketing 

Position Summary:
The Dayton Performing Arts Alliance (DPAA) invites applications for the position of Director of Digital Marketing. Reporting to the Chief Marketing Officer, the Director of Digital Marketing oversees all functions of the DPAA’s digital marketing strategy, including email marketing, social media, website development, SEO and online advertising. The successful candidate will have a proven track record of success in the digital marketing arena with emphasis on quickly growing patron and supporter communities through digital outreach and engagement.

What you will bring to the DPAA:

  • Digital Marketing Skills – You’ll need to sustain and grow the DPAA’s digital reach and presence across our website, email campaigns and social channels, and be a visionary for DPAA’s digital marketing efforts, helping to drive key messages and stories that resonate with the patrons and supporters to grow ticket revenue and donations
  • Technical Skills – You’ll need comprehensive knowledge of all aspects of digital marketing and emerging trends
  • Analysis and Impact Reporting Skills – You’ll need to passionate about measuring results and be diligent about providing reports that communicate outcomes from digital campaigns
  • Communication Skills – You’ll need to be an excellent communicator and enthusiastic collaborator who works well with team members, external partners and senior management
  • Interpersonal Skills – You’ll need to be a highly-motivated self-starter with the skills and temperament to function effectively and efficiently in a fast-paced artistic environment

Qualifications:

  • Degree in Marketing, Communications, Digital or a related field
  • 6+ years relevant experience
  • Knowledge of the latest ad and email marketing platforms, web technologies, social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram and Twitter)
  • Background in creating and implementing compelling digital content
  • Experience implementing SEO and analytics best practices
  • Strong project management skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Google Docs, WordPress
  • Video and photo editing skills are a plus

Website: DaytonPerformingArts.org

Note: The job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee.

Position Reports to:  Chief Marketing Officer
Classification status:
Last updated:  04/26/2021

Full-Time Benefits:

  • 403(b)
  • Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Health Insurance
  • Paid Time Off

COVID-19 Precautions:

  • Remote interview process
  • Virtual meetings

Compensation:
Compensation is commensurate with the duties and responsibilities of this position.

Application Process:
Please view the full job description on the DPAA website at www.DaytonPerformingArts.org. To apply for this position in confidence, please send resume and cover letter to [email protected]

In accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws, the DPAA is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal employment opportunity. All employment decisions will be made without regard to race, color, gender, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, pregnancy, marital status, political affiliation, veteran status, or non-job related handicap, or any other protected characteristic. This applies to all areas of employment, including but not limited to recruitment, selection, promotion, compensation and termination.

Equal Opportunity Employer


Company Manager

Basic Function
The Company manager functions as a key member of the Production and Operations Department, assuring the successful organization of all performances of the Dayton Performing Arts Alliance (DPAA), including administrative tasks relating to company members and visiting guest artists (independent contractors) and local support for visiting artists.
Qualifications
The Company Manager shall possess the following qualifications:

  1. Bachelor’s Degree in music, dance, or arts administration preferred.
  2. Prior experience in arts production and/or administration preferred.
  3. High level of proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  4. Must be able to work 

General Responsibilities
As a member of his/her department, the Company Manager is responsible for the following:

  1. Participates in the annual goal setting and evaluation process for his/her position.
  2. Attends departmental staff meetings as convened by the Artistic Directors, Director of Artistic Operations, and/or Director of Productions.
  3. Attends full DPAA staff meetings; participates in staff or board committees as assigned.
  4. Participates in the annual budgeting process for his/her department.
  5. Manages special projects and priorities as requested by the Director of Artistic Operations or Artistic Directors.

 Specific Position Responsibilities

  1. Arranges and books travel, temporary local housing, local transportation, and on site hospitality for guest artists, including non-staff conductors and directors, and production personnel.
  2. Coordinates use of Houser Guest House(s).
  3. Coordinates and distributes parking passes as necessary.
  4. Coordinates hospitality donations, including, but not limited to Boston Stoker coffee.
  5. Participates in a rotating schedule to supervise back-stage activities for all rehearsals and performances of the Ballet, Opera, and Philharmonic Orchestra, as well as Signature Events

 Ballet

  1. Opens studios at beginning and secures studios at the end of each work day; admits dancers to building upon arrival.
  2. Tracks daily dancer attendance, documents sick days.
  3. Contacts dancers who have not arrived at scheduled call time.
  4. First contact for BWC, Kettering Sports Medicine etc. when injury occurs [in studio or during performance], keep current with BWC policies, Acts as dancer liaison for updates, attends court hearings etc. Keeps records of all reports and reports to CFO, drive injured dancer to medical center if needed.
  5. Assists with A/V as needed during rehearsals.
  6. Coordinates with local health facility for memberships for company dancers.
  7. Coordinates with the Dayton Ballet Barre as needed.

Opera

  1. Local contact for guest artists when injury or illness occurs.
  2. Arranges for tech week coffee setup and load-out meal for stagehands.
  3. Coordinates Cast Party Invitations and RSVPs.
  4. Coordinates with local YMCA (or similar) for short term memberships for guest artists.
  5. Coordinates with the Opera Guild of Dayton as needed, including but not limited to home hospitality and piano tech meals.

Philharmonic

  1. Local contact for guest artists when injury or illness occurs.
  2. Arranges for all guest artist and guest conductor dressing room needs including catering.
  3. Maintains DPO backstage bulletin board.
  4. Coordinates merchandise and CD sales with guest artists.
  5. Assists Personnel Manager at all orchestra auditions.
  6. Arranges transportation of orchestra for run-out concerts, as needed.
  7. Helps promote positive relations between the orchestra and management.

Note: The job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee.

 Position Reports to:  Director of Artistic Operations

Classification status:  Full-Time

Last updated: 6/22/21 

Compensation: Compensation is commensurate with the duties and responsibilities of this position.

 Application Process:

Please view the full job description on the DPAA website at www.DaytonPerformingArts.org. To apply for this position in confidence, please send resume and cover letter to [email protected]

 Equal Opportunity Employer

 

Technical Director 

Basic Function
The Technical Director supervises the activities of all technical departments of the Dayton Performing Arts Alliance (DPAA) and its supported art forms of ballet, opera, and philharmonic orchestra, including stagehand budgeting, overseeing union stagehands, and maintaining company property.

Qualification Requirements
The Technical Director shall possess the following qualifications:

  1. Bachelor’s degree in Theatre Arts/Technical Theatre or equivalent professional experience.
  2. 3 to 5 years experience in technical direction preferred.
  3. High level of proficiency in Word, Excel, and drafting software.
  4. Ability to lift up to 50 pounds, bend, and kneel.
  5. Must have access to a personal vehicle and have a valid driver’s license. Ability to drive up to 26-foot, non-CDL trucks highly recommended.

General Responsibilities
As a member of his/her department, the Technical Director is responsible for the following:

  1. Participates in the annual goal setting and evaluation process for his/her position.
  2. Attends departmental staff meetings as convened by the Artistic Directors, Director of Artistic Operations, and/or Director of Productions.
  3. Attends full DPAA staff meetings; participates in staff or board committees as assigned.
  4. Participates in the annual budgeting process for his/her department.
  5. Manages special projects and priorities as requested by the Director of Production or Artistic Directors.

 Specific Position Responsibilities

  1. Drafts and maintains accurate stage plots and pit plots for all productions; drafts rental sets into DPAA performance spaces.
  2. Operates, maintains and safeguards the technical assets of the DPAA, including supervising the use of lighting, sound, and sets.
  3. Oversees and assists throughout tech week and the load-in/load-out process.
  4. Supervises production personnel including electricians, carpenters, running crews, etc.
  5. In coordination with the Director of Production, sets and manages all IATSE stagehand calls for all DPAA productions.
  6. Manages piano tuning schedule across all art forms.
  7. Participates in a rotating schedule to supervise back-stage activities for all rehearsals and performances of the Ballet, Opera, and Philharmonic Orchestra, as well as Signature Events
  8. Helps promote positive relations between IATSE stagehands and management.

 Ballet

  1. Performs floor maintenance for ballet studios at all locations (check for damage, special cleaning, re-taping as tape wears). Company rehearsal studios to be inspected monthly.
  2. Maintains inventory of functional studio a/v equipment.
  3. Technical set up of Sneak Peeks.
  4. In conjunction with the Artistic Director, provides appropriately formatted rehearsal music to artistic staff prior to first rehearsal. Any additional music editing as requested.
  5. Communicates with set rental companies regarding details of set rentals.
  6. Works with Director of Production and Wardrobe Supervisor to budget and set union wardrobe calls.

Opera

  1. Communicate with set rental companies regarding details of set rentals.
  2. Arrange for transportation of set rentals, both incoming and return; schedule drop off and pick up to coordinate with load-in and load-out.
  3. Works with rental company’s Technical Director to facilitate smooth and safe load-in and load-out of rental set.
  4. Works with Director of Production and Costume Coordinator to budget and set union wardrobe calls.

Philharmonic

  1. Attend to all Philharmonic chorus needs, including rehearsal space, chairs, warm-up piano, security, and set up.
  2. Execute the proper and timely placement of percussion instruments on stage as directed by the Principal Percussionist.
  3. Orchestra transportation, equipment drayage of all off-site orchestra and concert band activities.
  4. Arrange for rental and delivery of all rental instruments, i.e. pianos, organs, pops and rock backline equipment.
  5. Assist with setup for all orchestra auditions.

Note: The job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee.

Position Reports to:  Director of Artistic Operations

Classification status:  Full-Time

Last updated: 6/22/21 

Compensation: Compensation is commensurate with the duties and responsibilities of this position.

 Application Process:
Please view the full job description on the DPAA website at www.DaytonPerformingArts.org. To apply for this position in confidence, please send resume and cover letter to [email protected]

 Equal Opportunity Employer