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JOB OPENINGS

Job opportunities are listed as they become available.

Overview

The non-profit Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre (The Gamm) The Gamm Theatre is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law. Applicants from historically underrepresented groups in the theater field are strongly encouraged to apply.

OUR MISSION

Founded in 1984, The Gamm is proud to tell stories that entertain, provoke, and engage seriously with the most important issues of our time. The Gamm further serves the public with educational programming that enriches the cultural and civic life of our community. The Gamm is a regionally recognized, award-winning theater and a proud member of New England Area Theatre (NEAT), a bargaining unit of the Actors’ Equity Association.

OUR HISTORY

Now in its 39th season, The Gamm Theatre is one of the region’s premier professional theaters and a cultural asset since its founding in 1984. The Gamm is a destination for critically acclaimed productions, including numerous world and regional premieres. It is the recipient of several Elliot Norton Awards from the Boston Theater Critics Association, among other professional recognitions. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Tony Estrella and Managing Director Amy Gravell, The Gamm brings world-class theater to audiences in Southern New England, including Rhode Island, Connecticut, Greater Boston, and beyond. Drawing on the talent of local and visiting artists, we present an eclectic season of exciting new works and classics made to feel new — from the naturalistic to the epic. Our productions use an intimate space to engage, provoke and entertain audiences while addressing the most salient issues of our time and all time. 

OUR VALUES

The values of The Gamm include a culture of Excellence, Belonging, and Integrity. These values guide our conduct, activities, and goals. To that end:

 

  • We have an unwavering commitment to artistic and professional excellence.

  • Our theater is a place of belonging – for patrons, employees, artists, and the community. To foster belonging, we wholeheartedly commit to the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion. We endeavor to treat ALL people like human beings – that is, as rich and complex individuals and not political abstractions. We actively promote a common culture based on fairness, understanding, and humanity. And we root everything we do in love and compassion.

  • We behave with integrity, building trust and stewarding relationships and resources.

INDIVIDUAL ENGAGEMENT & PHILANTHROPY OFFICER

POSITION SUMMARY 

The Gamm Theatre is seeking a Philanthropy & Engagement Officer to play a crucial role in championing  our mission and programs. Working closely with the Executive Director and reporting to the Director of  Advancement and Communications, this position will focus on identifying, cultivating, and soliciting  support from a growing donor base. The role involves building strong relationships with a portfolio of  125+ current and potential major and planned gift donors. The successful candidate will be an experienced fundraiser and engagement manager, possessing a relentless drive, entrepreneurial spirit,  and a deep appreciation for theatre and the performing arts. 

POSITION DETAILS: 

Reports to: Director, Advancement and Communications  

Work Schedule: Full-time/40 hours a week; some evenings and weekends required.

Work Location: On-site in administrative office in Warwick 

Status: Full-time, Exempt 

Compensation: $60,000+ (annually); competitive and commensurate with experience Benefit Status: Eligible for health and dental insurance (or monthly stipend if waived), 401k retirement  plan, vacation, sick, and paid holiday time, and more. 

RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Manage a portfolio of 125+ donors, creating strategic plans for engagement and solicitation.

  • Build strong relationships with donors and prospects through calls, visits, emails, and events.

  • Identify and recruit major and planned gift donors to expand fundraising program and revenue.

  • Schedule and attend 10+ face-to-face meetings monthly for discovery, cultivation, solicitation,  and stewardship of portfolio. 

  • In partnership with Executive Director and Director of Advancement and Communications,  support the Board in the ongoing engagement and cultivation of new prospective donors.

  • Collaborate with leadership team and programming staff to identify funding opportunities for  solicitation. 

  • Contribute insights from donor meetings to enhance fundraising plans throughout the year.

  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date records of donor interactions in database.

  • Work with advancement and marketing team to manage donor communications to promote  programs and major gift initiatives. 

  • Manage planned giving program strategy and increase participation year-over-year. 

  • Provide copy-writing support for compelling donor communications including  acknowledgements, appeals, proposals, and ad hoc stewardship needs. 

  • Work with Advancement Director to develop and execute strategies for stewardship and  fundraising events. 

  • Provide prospect research briefings, when needed, to senior leadership and Board for donor  meetings or events. 

  • Collaborate with team to support corporate giving potential, including opportunities for  advertising, trade, or sponsorships. 

  • Stay informed about industry trends, best practices, and innovations in fundraising.

  • Special projects and additional duties as assigned. 

QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • 3+ years’ experience in fundraising role at a non-profit, preferably in the arts.

  • Demonstrated success in soliciting and securing major gifts. 

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal. 

  • Strong understanding of fundraising best practices and donors moves management. 

  • Results-oriented with a proactive and strategic mindset. 

  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively within a team. 

  • Strong organizational and project management skills. 

  • Proficient in donor database management and Microsoft Office Suite. 

REQUIREMENTS: 

  • Maintain a professional and friendly demeanor with all patrons and staff. 

  • Ability to adapt to a dynamic and fast-paced environment. 

  • Genuine interest in and appreciation for theater and the performing arts. 

  • Flexibility in scheduling to accommodate the demands of evening and weekend events and  activities. 

  • Strong problem-solving skills, particularly in addressing customer concerns and inquiries.

  • Adherence to ethical standards and confidentiality in handling patron information. 

HOW TO APPLY: 

Please send letter of interest and resume to jobs@gammtheatre.org. In the letter of interest, tell us why  you are the ideal person for this job, indicate how you became aware of this position (e.g. website,  current employee, or other source), and provide your desired base salary. Applications without a letter  of interest will not be considered.  Anticipated start date: ASAP

The Gamm Theatre is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing an environment of mutual  respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants without regard to race,  color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression,  veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law. 

 

 

CONCESSIONS STAFF & BARTENDER, PART-TIME/Seasonal

POSITION SUMMARY

The Gamm Theatre seeks Concessions & Bartender staff to be a vital part of our theatergoing experience. This is an exciting opportunity to enhance The Gamm’s brand as a regional destination for provocative, professional theater, and a perfect job for someone looking to supplement their income. Love of theater is a plus! Reporting to the Events and Marketing Manager, this position is fast-paced and fun. This individual will interact with administration, box office, house management, and production staff. This position requires being self-motivated and ability to work independently. Shifts may occasionally include free movie screenings for the public, as well as special events. 

HOURS & COMPENSATION:

Hours: Shift schedule, varies per production run

Compensation: $15/hourly plus tips

Free tickets for each show 

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Sell and serve concessions (pre-packaged snacks) and beverages (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic, coffee/tea, beer, wine, and mixed drinks) to patrons before the show and during intermission (if applicable).

  • Set-up the concessions area and breakdown after each shift.

  • Handle money and sales transactions, both cash and credit; reconcile cash drawer before and after each shift.

  • Restock refrigerators, food displays, and supplies.

  • Serve food items to patrons while following food safety guidelines.

  • Communicate with house and stage management to ensure all guests are served and then seated in a timely manner.

  • Empty trash and recycling, keeping concessions area clean and tidy.

  • Represent The Gamm in a professional, friendly manner, offering best customer service to patrons, staff, artists, and volunteers.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Previous bartending and concessions/customer service sales experience, required.

  • Experience using Square POS to make sales.

  • Valid TIPS certification, required.

  • Must be able to lift at least 10 pounds and be comfortable standing for long periods of time/working on feet.

  • Strong organizational and communication skills.

  • Interest in theater and the arts, preferred.

HOW TO APPLY:

Please send letter of interest and resume to jobs@gammtheatre.org.Please tell us why you are the ideal person for this job, and how you learned about this position (e.g. website, current employee, or other source). Anticipated start date: March 15, 2024

The Gamm Theatre is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law.
 

Teaching Artist

Gamm Education seeks applications for upcoming Teaching Artist and Assistant Teaching Artist placements, including, but not limited to: 

Monday through Friday from 2-6pm after school programming. In areas such as Providence, Pawtucket, Warwick, and Newport. 

 

Requirements: 

  • Reliable transportation

  • Prior training, education, and/or professional experience with youth 

  • Theater experience in Acting, Directing, and/or Design/Technology

  • Current National BCI and Fingerprinting check

 

Compensation:

Varies according to experience and training, $20-$40+/hourly 

Internship credit may be available

 

To apply:
Please send a cover letter, CV/Resume, Theatrical Resume, and Sample Lesson Plan for the age group you are most interested in working with to Jess Corsentino, Education Coordinator - jc@gammtheatre.org

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