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CASTING

Gretna Theatre has a commitment to the casting and employment of local talent from the Lancaster/Lebanon/Harrisburg area.  For that reason, open call auditions for each season begin locally in the Spring and would be followed by open call auditions in New York City in accordance with Actors' Equity Association.  Information about these auditions will be made available on this website, AEA, Backstage, and Playbill.  All other auditions are held by appointment only.

 

As a professional theatre, Gretna Theatre engages both union and non-union actors.  The theatre operates with an Actors' Equity Association agreement that references the COST contract.

 

Any local actors who are interested in being kept on file for future audition consideration, please mail a hardcopy or drop off a picture/resume and cover letter to: Gretna Theatre, PO Box 578, Mount Gretna, PA 17064

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EMPLOYMENT

Gretna Theatre employs both part time and full time seasonal staff each summer for operations.   

For consideration, please forward a resume and cover letter indicating position of interest to: JOBS@GretnaTheatre.org

Current Job Offerings

Director of Development


Director of Development Date: 10-12-2021 Reports to: Executive Producer Position Type: Full-time, Salaried ($35,000/year). This is an on-site position, with some flexibility for remote work on a limited basis. Summary/Objective: The Director of Development is responsible for planning and implementing all giving strategies, oversee and manage annual gala and conduct, research and solicit foundation and governmental giving. Essential Functions:

  1. Plan and execute giving strategies.
  2. Conduct, research, and solicit individual, foundation, corporate, and government giving.
  3. Provide oversight for special events, including management of annual gala/auction, show events and more.
  4. Solicit community support and develop new public relationships.
  5. Manage PatronManager CRM system for donation entries and donor acknowledgements.
  6. Manage grant research, writing and reporting.
Competencies:
  • History of non-profit fundraising.
  • Strong Communication and writing skills.
  • Experience with PatronManager CRM preferred but not required.
  • Strong skills with Microsoft 365
  • Detail oriented with the ability to work in a fast-paced, exciting work environment.
  • Passion for theatre and the performing arts.
  • Creativity, with the ability to think outside the box and collaborate with a team to develop fundraising plans and strategies.
Application Process Applicants are asked to submit a cover letter, resume/CV, and three references to jobs@gretnatheatre.org Gretna Theatre is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate based on race, creed, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and related medical conditions), age, national origin, ancestry, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, military or veteran status, or any other classification protected by federal, state or local law. We strongly encourage applicants of historically underrepresented groups in the theatre to apply.




Director of Sales & Marketing


Director of Sales and Marketing Date: 10-12-2021 Reports to: Executive Producer Position Type: Full-time, Salaried ($35,000/year). This is an on-site position, with some flexibility for remote work on a limited basis. Summary/Objective: The Director of Sales and Marketing position is responsible for planning and implementing a sales and marketing strategy to deliver short and long-term financial targets that maintain existing markets while attracting new patrons by performing the following. Essential Functions:

  1. Develop and implement strategic sales and marketing plans and forecasts to drive profitability for the theatre.
  2. Establish annual sales and marketing plan with outcomes and supporting indicators to monitor progress against targets, determine effectiveness and adjust tactics as needed.
  3. Manage sales/marketing operating budgets.
  4. Develop and manage key strategic partners – area restaurants and businesses, organizations, etc.
  5. Oversee and manage integrated marketing/communications channels including website, social media, electronic newsletter with distribution schedule, and supporting communication channels (print, radio, television).
  6. Work with Executive Producer and graphic designer to create all marketing and branding materials.
  7. Manage all advertising including but not limited to print, radio, tv, direct mail and email, social media, etc.
  8. Oversee and evaluate market research and regional environment and adjust sales and marketing strategy to meet changing conditions.
  9. Present annual recommendations to Executive Producer on the sales and marketing strategy.
  10. Collect and manage all program advertisements. Work with graphic designer to create programs
  11. Manage group and outreach sales.
Competencies:
  • History of non-profit or corporate marketing and sales experience.
  • Strong Communication Skills.
  • Digital Platforms Proficiency, including Adobe Suite, Microsoft 365, Mail Chimp and all social media platforms
  • Detail oriented with the ability to work in a fast-paced, exciting work environment.
  • Passion for theatre and the performing arts.
  • Creativity, with the ability to think outside the box and collaborate with a team to develop plans and strategies to grow the business.
Application Process Applicants are asked to submit a cover letter, resume/CV, and three references to jobs@gretnatheatre.org Gretna Theatre is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate based on race, creed, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and related medical conditions), age, national origin, ancestry, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, military or veteran status, or any other classification protected by federal, state or local law. We strongly encourage applicants of historically underrepresented groups in the theatre to apply.





SUMMER THEATRE STAFF: Seeking staff for our 2022 season that runs approximately Memorial Day through Labor Day starting winter of 2022.  
Email Jobs@GretnaTheatre.org - Subject SUMMER STAFF.

INTERNSHIPS: Our summer theatre provides a paid training ground for early career professionals to bridge the gap between education and the professional world. Some college graduate and some high school graduate, all get hands-on experience working alongside professionals at one of America's oldest summer theatres. Typical commitment is 10-12 weeks.  Each January/February we begin seeking interns for acting, technical, graphic design/marketing and administration/management.
Actors should attend auditions listed above, and all other should Email Jobs@GretnaTheatre.org - Subject INTERNSHIP

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VOLUNTEER

GRETNA THEATRE BRANCHES is our theatre's volunteer troupe.  The trees of Mt. Gretna can only go as far as their branches allow, and as a nonprofit organization, Gretna Theatre relies on your help for us to stretch our mission out in the community. Get involved today! 

  • Usher Volunteers - Assist our front-of-house staff as an usher before curtain time and during intermission, greeting patrons, taking tickets, and seating our theater guests.   And see the show for free!

  • Cast & Crew Dinner - Tech Rehearsals are long 12 hour days, and after constructing the set on stage and hanging all of the lights, volunteers have set up hot food/dinner/drinks/snacks for our team.  This happens the Tuesday evening before each new production opens.

  • Community Housing - Gretna is proud to bring the best artists and technicians from all over the country to create great theatre each summer.  Many local residents have opened their doors to one of our professional artists.  Community Housing is only a 2 to 4 week commitment and artists require a private bedroom, with access to bathroom and kitchen. 

  • Special Events Volunteers - Support our fundraising department with setup, greeting, and service at our annual gala each October and at other special events that are so essential in supporting the outreach at Gretna Theatre.

  • Administrative Volunteers - Work alongside our daytime staff in Marketing, Development, or Education doing data entry, phone solicitation, or providing general clerical assistance.  Help keep Gretna Theatre growing!

 

Volunteer Registration Forms can be found HERE

 
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LITERARY

Script Submission Policy - If you have written a play or musical that you feel is appropriate for Gretna Theatre, please send the following:

 

  • 1-2 page synopsis

  • 5-10 page excerpt from the script

  • a character breakdown

  • bios for the playwright, composer, lyricist, and any other artistic collaborators

  • Demo CD with tracks clearly labeled (musicals only)
     

Hardcopy submissions should be mailed to the attention of the Executive Producer.
 

Please do not send the full script unsolicited. If, upon reading the synopsis package we find that your show is a good fit for Gretna Theatre programming, we will request a full script at that time. Please include a self-addressed stamped envelope or postcard for response, and please allow up to 6 months for review.

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