Jobs

To apply for an open position, see details below under each position description. Please note that we are unable to accept general inquiries and/or résumés for jobs that are not posted below.

FULL TIME POSITIONS

ADMINISTRATION

Accountant

The Festival Accountant has hands-on responsibility for all organizational accounting and financial reporting functions, including accounts payable & receivable, general journal activity, payroll & payroll tax reporting, employee benefit management, 403b plan administration, preparing and making bank deposits, bank account reconciliations, petty cash receipts and disbursements, box office sales recording and reconciliation, and providing accurate, periodic financial statements and grant reports.  The Festival Accountant is responsible for ensuring a clean opinion on the Festival’s annual state single audit.  A complete job description is available upon request.

Requirements: Must have a minimum of 3-5 years accounting experience—not-for-profit experience strongly preferred.  Must have excellent Sage/Peachtree accounting software, and MS Excel skills. 

  • Position Begins in early June
  • SCHEDULE: Part-time year round, Full-time June
  • APPLY: Please email a current resume with cover letter and professional references to lfisher@artidea.org.

SEASONAL POSITIONS

AUDIENCE SERVICES

Audience Services Team Member: Box Office/House Managers

Provide on-site box office and house management services at Festival events.

Requirements: Theatrical House Management and/or Box Office experience preferred. Must be calm and pleasant under pressure; genuinely welcoming, and always mindful of the safety and comfort of patrons. Must have excellent customer service skills, and be comfortable managing crowds. Must have the ability to manage teams of volunteer ushers, and quickly and accurately calculate, complete, and record ticket sales.

  • START DATE: The first week in June, plus availability for one advance orientation meeting in May
  • END DATE: On or before June 24
  • SCHEDULE: Hourly, TBD
  • APPLY: Send cover letter and resume to jobs@artidea.org, referencing the position title in the subject line.

ARTIST SERVICES

Hospitality Assistants

Hospitality Assistants are responsible for the organization, delivery, set-up and strike of artist green room food, beverages, and other hospitality items. Hospitality Assistants also set up and strike post-show receptions, and act as hosts throughout these events.

Requirements: Must be organized and have the ability to safely lift 25 lbs. Able to set-up/strike food quickly, cleanly, efficiently, and unobtrusively; and have a flair with flowers, food, and fun. Food service experience preferred.

  • Start Date: June 4
  • End Date: June 25
  • Schedule: Full-time
  • APPLY: Send cover letter and resume to jobs@artidea.org, referencing the position title in the subject line.

Artist Services Coordinators

Artist Services Coordinators are the principle liaison between artists and the Festival. ASCs are each assigned several companies and will fulfill artist needs as well as communicate/coordinate artist needs with appropriate Festival departments including Production, Public Relations, Audience Services, and Hospitality.

Requirements: Theatrical Company Management or related experience required. Must have calm and efficient problem solving and multi-tasking abilities as well as excellent organizational and communication skills. ASCs must be “people-persons”, able to effectively communicate not only with artists from all over the world, but also with technicians and managers.

  • Start Date: Various - as early as May 29
  • End Date: June 27
  • Schedule: Full-time
  • APPLY: Send cover letter and resume to jobs@artidea.org, referencing the position title in the subject line.

PRODUCTION & OPERATIONS

Project Manager

Project Managers are the primary liaisons with artists on the ground in New Haven. Primary duties include managing contract fulfillment for assigned artists and speakers on behalf of Artist Services and Production Departments. Competency in both Company Management and Venue Coordination / Stage Management required. Must have strong organizational and communication skills.

  • Start date: Various - as early as May 29
  • End Date: June 27
  • Schedule: Full-time
  • APPLY: Send cover letter and resume to jobs@artidea.org, referencing the position title in the subject line.

Operations Crew/Drivers

Operations crew members work under the direction of the Operations Manager in the safe and timely installation, strike, and storage of a broad array of infrastructure elements, equipment, and signage; and the distribution and retrieval of materials, collateral, and supplies.

Requirements: Hardworking and strong. Must be able to safely lift 50 pounds. Good communication skills, flexible, good humored. Three of the four crew members must also be drivers, age 25 or over with a clean driver’s license, comfortable driving a cargo van and mid-sized box truck.

  • No. Required: 4
  • Start date: Various - as early as May 18
  • End Date: on or around June 27
  • Schedule: Full-time
  • APPLY: Send cover letter and resume to jobs@artidea.org, referencing the position title in the subject line.

Outdoor Event Crew/Carpenters

The Greens Crew work under the Outdoor Tech Director to install, maintain and strike all Festival scenic elements and properties.

Requirements: Must have basic knowledge of theatrical carpentry, ability to use hand tools and some shop tools under supervision. Must be able to safely lift 50 lbs.

  • No. Required: 2-3
  • Start date: Various - as early as May 18
  • End Date: on or around June 27
  • Schedule: Full-time
  • APPLY: Send cover letter and resume to jobs@artidea.org, referencing the position title in the subject line.