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Creede Repertory Theatre is a professional company located in southwest Colorado high in the Rocky Mountains. The Denver Post has named CRT as “among the top five theatres in the state,” USA Today has called CRT “one of the top ten theatres to see the lights way off Broadway”, and the National Theatre Conference gave CRT the Award for Outstanding Achievement in 2007. When you’re part of the CRT company, you will have the opportunity to work with other professionals from across the country in a true rotating repertory setting.

We produce seven to ten productions of diverse styles each season including musicals, comedies, dramas, classics, children’s theatre, improv, new works, and touring productions. Most company members are contracted from mid-May through the end of August with some contracts running into the end of September. Our Young Audience Outreach Tour is contracted from early August and runs into November.

CRT’s Commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Access

We want all people to thrive in our Creede theatre community. When they do, we can create theatre of exceptional quality. Over the past several years, we’ve brought a wider variety of perspectives to CRT’s stages. Although there are many forces that profit from dividing us, this extraordinary mountain town gives us an opportunity to come together. CRT is committed to creating a Culture of Belonging for everyone. Whoever you are, wherever you come from, whoever you pray to or vote for, whoever you love, however you look on the outside, whatever abilities or disabilities you hold in your body, we are committed to CRT being a place you call home.

Creede Repertory Theatre is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages artists from marginalized communities to apply.

ABOUT CREEDE REPERTORY THEATRE

Founded in 1966, Creede Repertory Theatre (CRT) is a professional theatre company located at 9,000 feet in a spectacular location in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado. The historic town of Creede offers beautiful mountain views, hiking trails and stunning campsites. Each season, CRT produces 7-10 plays in rotating repertory, hosts numerous musicals events and concerts, develops new works through the Headwaters New Play Program, and creates nationally recognized educational programs. As part of its values, Creede Repertory Theatre is dedicated to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in every aspect of the company and is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Seasonal Openings

All positions not posted have been filled.

Choreographer - Young Audience Outreach Tour

JOB TITLE: Young Audience Outreach Tour Choreographer
REPORTS TO: Education Director
TYPE: Independent Contractor
COMPENSATION: $1,500
HOUSING: Provided at no cost

APPLICABLE DATES:

Design Meeting #1: Week of June 7, 2021
Design Meeting #2: Week of June 21, 2021
Design Meeting #3: Week of July 5, 2021
Design Meeting #3: Week of July 19, 2021
1st Rehearsal: August 3, 2021
Tech Begins: August 24, 2021
1st Performance: August 27, 2021
Tour Departs: August 30, 2021
Tour Ends: November 19, 2021

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS AND TRANSFERABLE SKILLS:

Experience in choreography.

Understanding of and/or willingness to learn about New Work and Theatre for Young Audiences.

Ability to communicate and collaborate with Education Director, YAOT Director, YAOT Playwright, and YAOT Composer in person, by phone, and via email.

Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (primarily Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).

English fluency required. Spanish fluency a plus.

 

QUALITIES WE LOOK FOR IN CANDIDATES:

Mission – Motivated and inspired by CRT’s mission and vision.

Grit - Bring determination and a strong will to the challenges and opportunities of theatre at 9,000ft.

Intentionality – Thoughtful and deliberate.

Community – Willing and eager to invest in, engage with, and create personal connections with the CRT community, including staff, company, students, patrons, board members, and town of Creede, CO.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

Create and teach choreography for a 45-minute original bilingual TYA touring production.

Collaborate with Director on creating a cohesive movement vocabulary for the show.

Tailor the choreography to the strengths of the cast (2 tours, 2 performers per tour).

Communicate with Director, Education Director, and artistic team to define the nature and placement of choreography within the production.

Collaborate with artistic team to determine technical details of production.

Be on-site in Creede from the first rehearsal on August 3 through opening on August 27.

Participate in all company meetings, production meetings, design meetings, special company functions, publicity functions, and/or other meetings or events as required by CRT.

Participate in safety and emergency response training as required by CRT.

Adhere to, and assist in the enforcement of, CRT’s COVID-19 safety protocols and policies, including, but not limited to distancing, masking, use of PPE, etc.

Commit to CRT’s Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Initiative. Be an active participant in formal trainings and/or communal learning opportunities, a required. Contribute to a respectful and inclusive environment in every aspect of your work.

Adhere to CRT’s community values of Artistry, Grit, Intentionality, and Community.

 

HOW TO APPLY
To apply for this position, submit a cover letter and resume HERE. No phone calls, please.
Applications will be reviewed as they are received.

 

Creede Repertory Theatre is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages applicants from marginalized communities to apply.

 

ABOUT YOUNG AUDIENCE OUTREACH TOUR
Each year Creede Repertory Theatre produces a Young Audience Outreach Tour that travels throughout the Southwest (Colorado, Oklahoma, Utah, New Mexico and Arizona) in order to bring the performing arts to rural and underserved communities. This is an original, bilingual (English-Spanish) production commissioned annually. Starting in our 2018 season, we expanded with a second tour in Northwest Kansas.

Actors - Young Audience Outreach Tour

CRT is seeking two Non Equity actors for the world premiere of EL GUAYABO/THE GUAVA TREE for the 2021 Young Audience Outreach Tour.

EL GUAYABO/THE GUAVA
Book and Lyrics by Diana Grisanti
Music by Emiliano Messiez
Directed by Ismael Lara

JOB TITLE: Young Audience Outreach Tour Actor
REPORTS TO: Education Director
TYPE: Full Time, Hourly, Non-Exempt
COMPENSATION:  $480.00 minimum per week.
PER DIEM: $35.00 on performance and travel days while on tour (Per Diem is not subject to taxes)
HOUSING: Provided at no cost for the entire contract.

A current, valid driver's license is required for employment. 

 

DATES:
1st Rehearsal: August 3, 2021
Tech Begins: August 24, 2021
1st Performance: August 27, 2021
Tour Departs: August 30, 2021
Tour Ends: November 19, 2021

 

ROLES AVAILABLE:

Emiliano (a.k.a. Emi): A Mexican man or non-binary person. Late 20s. Spanish-speaking. Emi is soft and eager to find joy and connection. Also plays Emi as a third grader

Iris: A Spanish-speaking woman or non-binary person. Late 20s. Iris is fearless, sometimes rough around the edges. Always prefers a little dirt on the elbows. Emi’s best friend. Also plays Iris as a third grader. The actor playing Iris also plays the following characters:

El Guayabo (a guava tree)
Valentino (Emi’s cool older cousin)
Baby (a random baby on a plane)
Ms. Cortes (guidance counselor at Emi’s school)
Various kids at school
Mrs. Mallory (Emi’s 3rd grade teacher)
Brad W (a bully)
Ms. Lombardo-Fernandez (the librarian)

 

FROM THE PLAYWRIGHT

A note on language:
The character of Emiliano was born in Tepoztlán, México, and is moving to Colorado at the start of the play. I haven’t made a family tree or anything, but this character is likely of both indigenous (Nahautl) and Spanish descent, and is perhaps part of the African diaspora. Spanish is Emiliano’s first language, but he also knows a lot of English (and probably a good amount of Nahuatl too). The actor playing Emiliano should be Latinx and bilingual.

The character of Iris is from Colorado. The play does not indicate her race or ethnicity, but I imagine that at some point, la frontera la cruzó (o a lo mejor cruzó a sus antepasados). The actor playing Iris should be able to speak both English and Spanish, and identify as Latinx and/or indigenous.

A note on gender:
In my imagination, Emi and Iris are two outsiders who find each other. Gender-wise, when writing the play, I was picturing a femme boy (Emi) and a butch girl (Iris). But truly, the characters genders will be whatever the actors bring to the roles. We can change pronouns; we can alter lines; we can do whatever we want—it’s a premiere! In other words, the text, like gender itself, is malleable.

 

HOW TO APPLY
AUDITIONS ARE BY VIDEO SUBMISSION ONLY.
Please upload a headshot, resume, TWO contrasting monologues, and ONE song HERE.
We ask that at least one of these be in Spanish or include Spanish.
We will contact you for a digital callback if we would like to see more.
Auditions must be received by 05/28/2021

Actors for the Young Audience Outreach Tour must complete a criminal background check at CRT’s expense. 

Creede Repertory Theatre is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages actors from marginalized communities to apply.

 

ABOUT YOUNG AUDIENCE OUTREACH TOUR
Each year Creede Repertory Theatre produces a Young Audience Outreach Tour that travels throughout the Southwest (Colorado, Oklahoma, Utah, New Mexico, Arizona, and Kansas) in order to bring the performing arts to rural and underserved communities. This is an original, bilingual (English-Spanish) production commissioned annually. Learn more here.

Tour Manager - Young Audience Outreach Tour

CRT is seeking a Non-Equity tour manager for the world premiere of EL GUAYABO/THE GUAVA TREE for the 2021 Young Audience Outreach Tour.

EL GUAYABO/THE GUAVA
Book and Lyrics by Diana Grisanti
Music by Emiliano Messiez
Directed by Ismael Lara

JOB TITLE: Young Audience Outreach Tour Manager
REPORTS TO: Education Director, Director of Production
TYPE: Full Time, Hourly, Non-Exempt
COMPENSATION:  $500.00 minimum per week.
PER DIEM: $35.00 on performance and travel days while on tour (Per Diem is not subject to taxes)
HOUSING: Provided at no cost

DATES:
Contract Start: July 26, 2021
1st Rehearsal: August 3, 2021
Tech Begins: August 24, 2021
1st Performance: August 27, 2021
Tour Departs: August 30, 2021
Tour Ends: November 19, 2021

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS AND TRANSFERABLE SKILLS:

Experience in Stage Management.

Experience in TYA is a plus.

Ability to communicate with school administrators, CRT staff, YAOT creative team, and performers in person, by phone, and via email.

Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (primarily Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).

English fluency required. Spanish fluency is a plus.

A valid driver’s license is required.

Ability to lift 50lbs.

 

QUALITIES WE LOOK FOR IN CANDIDATES:

Mission – Motivated and inspired by CRT’s mission and vision.

Grit - Bring determination and a strong will to the challenges and opportunities of theatre at 9,000ft.

Intentionality – Thoughtful and deliberate.

Community – Willing and eager to invest in, engage with, and create personal connections with the CRT community, including staff, company, students, patrons, board members, and town of Creede, CO.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

Prepare, set up, and run all rehearsals for the Young Audience Outreach Tour.

Communicate with department heads the needs of all props, furniture, costumes and set dressing for the touring production.

Work with the Costume Shop Manager to arrange all costume and wig fittings as needed.

Work with the Director of Production on budgeting on the road expenses.

Supervise and lead the load in and load out of the tour along with the acting company.

Call and manage all performances both in Creede, CO and on the road.

Communicate to touring company a range of information including itineraries, destinations, performances, and special information provided by the schools.

Working with the touring company to properly load in and load out of venues in order to ensure consistency from performance to performance.

Being the lead on all emergencies, such as illness or bad weather.

Managing the safe driving schedule with actors in accordance with CRT’s policies and local/federal laws.

Follow safe driving practices and scheduling maintenance for vehicles as needed.

Maintain or repair props, costumes and set pieces as needed.

Manage travel accommodations such as checking in and out of stays, providing payment information, rebooking accommodations if needed and planning meals while on the road.

Communicate successes or challenges to the Education Director and Director of Production through written performance reports and tour expense logs.

Participate in all company meetings, production meetings, design meetings, special company functions, publicity functions, and/or other meetings or events as required by CRT.

Participate in safety and emergency response training as required by CRT.

Adhere to, and assist in the enforcement of, CRT’s COVID-19 safety protocols and policies, including, but not limited to distancing, masking, use of PPE, etc.

Commit to CRT’s Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Initiative. Be an active participant in formal trainings and/or communal learning opportunities, a required. Contribute to a respectful and inclusive environment in every aspect of your work.

Adhere to CRT’s community values of Artistry, Grit, Intentionality, and Community.

 

HOW TO APPLY
Please submit a cover letter and resume HERE. No phone calls, please.
Submissions must be received by 05/28/2021 and will be reviewed as received.

Tour Managers must complete a criminal background check at CRT’s expense. 

Creede Repertory Theatre is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages applicants from marginalized communities to apply.

 

ABOUT YOUNG AUDIENCE OUTREACH TOUR
Each year Creede Repertory Theatre produces a Young Audience Outreach Tour that travels throughout the Southwest (Colorado, Oklahoma, Utah, New Mexico, Arizona, and Kansas) in order to bring the performing arts to rural and underserved communities. This is an original, bilingual (English-Spanish) production commissioned annually. Learn more here.

Full Time Openings

DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR

Job Title: Development Director
Salary: $45,000-55,000 (based on experience)
Type: Full time, Salaried, Exempt
Benefits: Health Insurance (100% employer funded), Generous PTO
Reports to: Producing Artistic Director
Manages: Seasonal Development / Operations Assistant

 

JOB SUMMARY:
The Development Director is responsible for executing the organization’s development plan, acquiring major gifts, cultivating donors, grant writing, and overseeing special fundraising events towards a goal of $900,000 in annual contributed income. The Development Director will be skilled at building relationships with CRT’s patrons and donors, as well as integrating oneself into the culture of CRT and the community of Creede.

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS & TRANSFERABLE SKILLS:

Development experience in a non-profit (performing arts environment a plus), including involvement with donor cultivation, fundraising, individual giving, and grant writing.

Excellent written communication skills.

Ability to communicate with board members, donors, patrons, and funding institutions in person, by phone, and via email.

Ability to work independently, as a collaborative team member, and team leader.

Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (primarily Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).

High level of discretion and confidentiality.

Experience with Spektrix, or comparable donor / patron database system (Tessitura, TicketAgent, etc.) a plus. Training will be provided.

Experience with Endowment and Capital Campaigns a plus.

Bachelor’s degree preferred.

English fluency required. Spanish fluency a plus.

Ability to lift 10lbs.

 

QUALITIES WE LOOK FOR IN CANDIDATES:

Mission – Motivated and inspired by CRT’s mission and vision.

Grit - Bring determination and a strong will to the challenges and opportunities of theatre at 9,000ft.

Intentionality – Thoughtful and deliberate.

Community – Willing and eager to invest in, engage with, and create personal connections with the CRT community, including staff, company, students, patrons, board members, and town of Creede, CO.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

Development Plan, Major Gifts, Sponsorships, Grants, and Donor Cultivation:

Develop and implement a comprehensive and measurable development plan that includes specific fundraising goals.

Identify, cultivate, and solicit prospective donors and show sponsors.

Maintain integrity, confidentiality, and sensitivity with CRT donors and audience.

Maintain giving and communication records for all donors, including distribution of donor benefits.

Work with the Managing Director to regularly reconcile development funds to the general ledger.

Oversee fundraising database and tracking systems.

Evaluate success of annual fundraising efforts and report to staff and Board.

Serve as staff liaison to the Board of Trustees Fund Development Committee.

Work collaboratively with the Producing Artistic Director and Board of Trustees on initiatives to increase CRT's Endowment Fund.

Collaborate with the Managing Director in the creation and forecasting of CRT’s annual Budget.

Grant Writing:

Identify and pursue potential grant opportunities based on the priorities of CRT.

Write grants, ensuring timely submission and reporting, that support all aspects of CRT’s programming.

PR and Communication:

Generate content for direct mail appeals, newsletters, and special event invitations.

Generate development content for CRT’s seasonal program, brochure, and other marketing materials as required.

Collaborate with the Director of Marketing & Communications to integrate development content into the overall messaging and theme of the season.

Collaborate with the Director of Marketing & Communications and/or outside vendors on the design, printing, and mailing of development materials.

Maintain development pages of CRT website.

Special Events:

Coordinate preview receptions, parties of note, and other fundraising special events in partnership with the Artistic and Production teams.

Coordinate the biannual Gala in partnership with the Producing Artistic Director, Director of Production, and the Gala Committee.

Attend, participate, and meaningfully engage with CRT’s donors and patrons at special events.

CRT’s Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Initiative:

Collaborate with the EDI Co-chair(s) to determine, create, and implement CRT’s ED&I priorities, initiatives, and values in every aspect of your department.

Be an active participant in formal trainings, the staff EDI book group, and other communal learning opportunities.

Participate in EDI task forces when applicable.

Creede Repertory Theatre Team Member:

Serve as a member of the administrative team.

Attend special events, performances, company functions, publicity functions, and other events as required by CRT.

Participate in all staff, company, production, design, Board of Trustees, and/or assigned committee meetings as required by CRT.

Participate in the betterment of CRT’s facilities and buildings, as needed.

Contribute to a respectful and inclusive work environment.

Adhere to CRT’s community values of Artistry, Grit, Intentionality, and Community.

Engage meaningfully with the community of Creede, CO.

 

HOW TO APPLY:
Please submit a cover letter, resume, three references, and writing sample HERE.
The position is open until filled. Applications will be reviewed as received.
No phone calls, please.

 

Creede Repertory Theatre is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages applicants from marginalized communities to apply.

Marketing Manager

Job Title: Marketing Manager
Salary: $45,000
Type: Full time, Salaried, Exempt
Benefits: Health Insurance (100% employer funded), Generous PTO policy
Reports to: Managing Director
Ideal Start Date: June 1, 2021

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS & TRANSFERABLE SKILLS:

Marketing and/or Patron Service experience in a performing arts environment or related industry.
Strong interpersonal and written communication skills.

Ability to communicate with patrons, staff, company members, board members, and vendors in person, by phone, and via email.

Ability to work independently, as a collaborative team member, and team leader.

Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (primarily Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).

Proficiency with Photoshop, Illustrator, Canva, or similar graphic design software, or willingness to learn. Training can be made available.

Experience with Spektrix, or comparable ticketing system (Tessitura, TicketAgent, Vendini, etc.), or willingness to learn. Training will be provided.

English fluency required. Spanish fluency a plus.

Ability to lift 10lbs.

 

QUALITIES WE LOOK FOR IN CANDIDATES:

Mission – Motivated and inspired by CRT’s mission and vision.

Grit - Bring determination and a strong will to the challenges and opportunities of theatre at 9,000ft.

Intentionality – Thoughtful and deliberate.

Community – Willing and eager to invest in, engage with, and create personal connections with the CRT community, including staff, company, students, patrons, board members, and town of Creede, CO.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

Marketing & Communications:

Implement seasonal and long-term marketing strategies.

Ensure seasonal materials adhere to branding, themes, and messaging in design and content.

Collaborate with staff and vendors to on the design, printing, and mailing of institutional, fundraising, and seasonal materials including season brochure, program, posters, postcards, invitations, campaigns, etc.

Maintain assigned website pages.

Spearhead CRT’s social media presence.

Participate in the annual play selection process.

Represent and promote CRT at festivals and events in the region, as required.

Collaborate with the Managing Director in the creation and forecasting of CRT’s annual marketing / promotional budget and earned income projections.

Create press releases, arrange interviews, and serve as the primary liaison for Media & Press representatives.

Manage sales of program advertisements and ad trades.

Commit to CRT’s Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Initiative:

Collaborate with the EDI Co-chair(s) to determine, create, and implement CRT’s ED&I priorities, initiatives, and values in every aspect of your department.

Be an active participant in formal trainings, the staff EDI book group, and other communal learning opportunities.

Participate in EDI task forces when applicable.

Creede Repertory Theatre Team Member:

Serve as a member of the administrative team.

Attend special events, performances, company functions, publicity functions, and other events as required by CRT.

Participate in all staff, company, production, design, Board of Trustees, and/or assigned committee meetings as required by CRT.

Participate in the betterment of CRT’s facilities and buildings, as needed.

Contribute to a respectful and inclusive environment in every aspect of your work.

Adhere to CRT’s community values of Artistry, Grit, Intentionality, and Community.

Engage meaningfully with the community of Creede, CO.

 

HOW TO APPLY:
Please submit a cover letter, resume, and three references HERE.
The position is open until filled. Applications will be reviewed as received.
No phone calls, please.

 

Creede Repertory Theatre is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages applicants from marginalized communities to apply.

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