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Dir Club We are currently seeking to fill the following positions:
Outreach Liason & Ticket Sales
Master Electrician/Technical Associate
Deputy Director of Development

Outreach Liaison & Ticket Sales

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Position Type: Full Time Benefited, Non-Exempt
Reports To: Director of Ticketing & CRM
Position Summary:
The Music Hall has a full-time, salaried with full benefits, position available. If you have box office experience, a strong sales and VIP relations history, and an outreach background, we want to hear from you.
Primary Responsibilities:
  • Manage the School Days Series program: reservations & payments; seating arrangements; build strong relationships with schools and individual patrons; series promotion; sales analysis; work all events; school visits to promote the programming and sales
  • Sales: all aspects of daily ticket sales; vip & sponsor relations, patron and database maintenance; renter & agent reporting; organizational reporting
  • Manage the University of New Hampshire Student Discount Program: liaison between organizations; participation in promotional and outreach activities; increase student movie & event ticket sales; enhance partnership awareness; on-site visits for program outreach and sales
  • Liaison with other departments (Marketing: proofing marketing materials; Development: membership; Administration: non-profit donations)
Secondary Responsibilities:
  • Serve on Marketing Task Force and other committees
  • Inventory & maintain office materials
  • Mail and Inbox regulation
  • Qualifications/Requirements:
  • Salesforce/Patron Manager
  • Google Docs, Gmail, Microsoft Office
  • 2-3 years (box office, required)
  • high school diploma, college degree preferred
  • How To Apply
    Please email (subject: Outreach Liaison) a cover letter, resume and reference contacts to Director of Ticketing & CRM: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Emails only please; no phone calls or walk-ins.

    Master Electrician/Technical Associate

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    Position Type: Full Time Benefited, Non-Exempt - Salary commensurate with experience
    Reports To: Technical Director
    Position Summary:
    This position involves assisting the Technical Director and ATD in planning, organizing and maintaining all production elements of The Music Hall’s 2 performance venues with a focus on lighting and electrics, including hanging and focusing plots, managing crews and running the light board for performances. This is a Full-Time Salaried position, with frequent evening and weekend work hours and would be perfect for a theater technician early in their career who is interested in areas of the entertainment industry beyond traditional theater.
    Primary Responsibilities:
    • Advancing lighting needs for 250+ live touring, in-house and rental events per year
    • Interpreting and implementing information from incoming Lighting Designers
    • Patching/Programming on house ETC Express Console
    • Acting as Head Rigger for lighting needs, including an understanding of weight limits
    • Manage crews, including load in and strike, hang and focus
    • Maintaining lighting equipment, including minor electrical repairs
    • Ordering rental equipment and maintaining relationship with outside vendors
    • Purchasing lighting related consumables and overseeing lighting budget
    • Plan work flow in conjunction with other staff members both in and outside of the Production Department
    • Assisting other team members in non lighting/electrics areas as required, including (but not limited to) loading and unloading of trucks, minor carpentry, basic audio and video set-up and operation and budget maintenance.
    Secondary Responsibilities:
  • Simple lighting design for outside rentals (primarily non-theater events)
  • Programming moving lights and ETC ION lighting console
  • Advising on future purchases of lighting equipment
  • Assisting Facilities Manager with architectural lighting maintenance
  • Qualifications/Knowledge:
  • Bachelor of Arts degree or equivalent professional experience
  • Ability to work with a wide variety of personality types
  • Self-motivated with the ability to manage multiple projects with limited supervision
  • Must be comfortable working in an environment where direction and priorities change rapidly
  • Equally comfortable taking direction and a leadership role
  • Ability to communicate professionally, in person, on the phone and through email
  • Experience with a variety of lighting consoles and computer drafting and lighting software
  • At minimum, a tolerance for discussions about Star Wars or Dr. Who
  • Basic operation of counterweight rigging system operation
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs
  • Comfortable with heights, on fly floor/grid and ladders/lifts
  • Understanding of best workplace safety practices
  • About The Music Hall:
    The Music Hall is a performing arts center presenting curated entertainment from around the world in two theaters in its downtown Portsmouth, New Hampshire campus - one, a landmark 1878 Victorian theater with 900 seats, the other the intimate Music Hall Loft, a variable seating (90-124) listening room and cabaret venue.
    How To Apply
    Please send cover letter, resume and reference contacts to Director of Theater Operations Michael Tucker at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Email submissions only, please.

    Deputy Director of Development

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    The Music Hall, a leading performing arts center with two venues in downtown Portsmouth, NH, seeks a senior fundraising professional to serve as Deputy Director of Development. Reporting to the Director of Institutional Advancement, the Deputy Director plays a key role in all fundraising activities with a particular focus on Corporate Sponsorship and oversight of the Major Gifts and Grants programs. Successful candidates will have proven experience in relationship building at all levels; cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding contributions from corporate and individual donors; motivating volunteer leaders; and enjoy working in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.
    • Corporate: Deliver direct oversight of the Corporate Partnership budget line, which involves identifying and aligning institutional opportunities with corporate donors; crafting and executing strategic solicitations; ensuring the highest quality value proposition for sponsors; managing close relationships with high-level sponsors, and developing and implementing effective cultivation and stewardship strategies.
    • Major Gifts: Participate in setting, tracking, and achieving the Annual Giving budget line; oversee the Membership Coordinator responsible for membership and annual fund goals; and build strong, meaningful relationships with the organization’s Major Donors.
    • Grants: Provide oversight of the Grants program, supervising the Institutional Giving Manager and collaborating on the identification of funding opportunities and sources, solicitation strategies, and proposal development.
    • Manage two Board of Trustees committee: Corporate Partnership and Major Gifts.
    • Attend special networking, cultivation, and programming related events throughout the year.
    • Bachelor’s degree required
    • A minimum of 5 years of fundraising experience with increasing responsibility; arts experience preferred
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills
    • Excellent relationship building skills
    • Ability to manage multiple projects in a dynamic environment; create and track budgets; lead meetings; and motivate volunteer leaders
    • Strong familiarity with donor database best practices and reporting, and ability to use new database systems
    How to Apply
    Please send cover letter, resume and reference contacts to Jessica Griffin, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Email submissions only, please.
    (603) 436-2400
    24-hour Film Line:
    (603) 436-9900
    Business Office:
    (603) 433-3100