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Development Department

Museum Department
Ticket Sales Department

Production Department


Internships

 



Administrative Assistant, Development Department (PT)

SUMMARY:
Part-time, 20 hours per week, 3-4 days per week, may include some evening and weekends. Reporting to the Development Director, the Administrative Assistant is responsible for administrative support for the Development Department.

DUTIES:

  • General data entry in Raiserís Edge
  • Monitor data quality and integrity
  • Process gifts, generate acknowledgments and fulfillment packages in a timely manner
  • Maintain hard and digital funder files
  • Assist with the implementation of special events
  • Prepare correspondence and information packets
  • Create mailing and donor recognition lists
  • Monitor and review donor recognition on printed materials and electronic platforms
  • Conduct prospect research
  • Assist with the preparation of grant applications and funder reports
  • Organize Development staff and volunteer meetings and prepare and distribute notes
  • Other duties as assigned

PREPARATION AND KNOWLEDGE:

  • Data entry experience
  • Ability to type 65 wpm with accuracy
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office
  • Experience with Raiserís Edge or other fundraising management software a plus
  • Ability to alphabetize, sort and file accurately and quickly
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Great attention to detail and the ability to organize and prioritize work
  • Ability to work independently and take initiative
  • Professional demeanor; able to interact with board members and high-level donors in a courteous and professional manner


Please include a cover letter with your resume. Send to: hr@puppet.org or Center for Puppetry Arts, Attn: Lisa Rhodes, 1404 Spring St. N.W., Atlanta, GA 30309. No phone calls, please.



Museum Services Coordinator - Saturdays

The Center for Puppetry Arts seeks a Museum Services Coordinator to open/close exhibits, greet patrons, and give guided tours of museum exhibits. The ideal candidate will be self-motivated, patient, enjoy interacting with people, and have a strong work ethic. This position is perfect for someone who has an interest in puppetry, is a confident public speaker, and loves children. The work schedule for this position is Saturday from 9:45am to 5:15pm.


To apply please email your resume and a letter of interest to Kelsey Fritz, Exhibitions Director, at kelseyfritz@puppet.org. No phone calls.



IT-Database Systems Manager


SUMMARY:
The Database Managerís overall responsibility is to be on-site expert for the Tessitura system for database management, as well assisting in implementation of system upgrades, and ongoing management and maintenance of the system. This is a part-time position, as needed.


Integrated Patron Database Management:
      Project Management

  • Act as the point person with for all facets of the Tessitura system upgrades.
  • Become fully knowledgeable of the system in order to augment staff training needs.
  • Extract data from existing systems for data conversion, in both test and final phases.
  • Assist with data mapping.
  • Identify desired functionality and processes and work with vendor to achieve desired results.
  • Create end user documentation on internal use of Tessitura based on Center for Puppetry Arts processes and configuration.
  • Conduct end user training.
  • Consult as project manager for future Tessitura related projects.

      System Management
  • Assist Ticket Sales Director as point of contact for Tessitura.
  • Provide on-going training for Center for Puppetry Arts users.
  • Assist with reporting and data analysis as needed.
  • Maintain documentation and records.

Database Management:
Responsible for all aspects of Center for Puppetry Artsí Database management and maintenance, including Ticket sales office, Development, and Distance Learning.
  • Integrate existing data from Audience View into the Tessitura software.
  • Develop system to transfer data from Tessitura to Raiserís Edge which will still be used by Development Department.
  • Develop reporting tools as required by Ticket Sales, Development, Accounting and Distance Learning.
  • Maintain all database records.
  • Assist in gathering data from Tessitura for statistical reporting, census data, etc.
  • Assist with reporting and data analysis as needed.


EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
Undergraduate Degree Required with database management and conversion experience with Tessitura.

Send Resume and salary history to carolvanleer@puppet.org or mail to Ticket Sales Director, Center for Puppetry Arts, 1404 Spring Street, Atlanta, GA 30309.




Ticket Sales Assistant - Part-time, including weekends


SUMMARY:
The Ticket Sales Assistant’s overall responsibility is to provide courteous and effective customer service when selling memberships, performances, workshops and museum activities at the Center for Puppetry Arts. This position covers weekends, as well as some weekdays.


MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Sell tickets to all events at the Center for Puppetry Arts.
  • Process group sales orders and follow through with all procedures including confirmation of orders and finalizing payment of orders with group leaders.
  • Sell memberships to all customers.
  • Support the Ticket Sales Director and Ticket Sales Supervisor as needed.
  • Work extended and/or irregular hours including nights, weekends and around holidays, as needed.
  • Sales Calls when needed to groups to encourage early booking.
  • Flexible with work schedule. Primary work is on weekends and Mondays.
SKILLS REQUIRED:
Position requires ability to:
  • Demonstrate exceptional skills in customer relations, communications and problem solving.
  • Operate windows-based computerized ticketing system, preferably Tessitura ticketing system.
  • Experience with Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Follow oral and written instructions and communicate effectively with others in both oral and written form.
  • Organize and prioritize work to meet deadlines. 
  • Work effectively under pressure and/or stringent schedule and produce accurate results.
  • Work independently, exercising judgment and initiative.
  • Maintain an effective working relationship with clients, employees, patrons and others encountered in the course of employment.
  • Remain flexible and adjust to situations as they occur.


EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
High school diploma or G.E.D. and one (1) year ticket related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience preferable with the Tessitura ticketing system.

Send Resume and Salary history to carolvanleer@puppet.org or mail to Ticket Sales Director, Center for Puppetry Arts, 1404 Spring Street, Atlanta, GA 30309.  No phone calls, please.





PRODUCTION DEPARTMENT

CALL FOR TOURING ARTIST PRODUCTIONS
Family Series & New Directions Series for Adults and Teens


The Center for Puppetry Arts strives to present the best in puppetry and therefore is always seeking engaging puppet productions from both the United States and abroad.

Companies selected to perform in our Family Series generally perform 13 shows per week (Tues-Fri: 10am & 11:30am, Sat: 11am, 1pm & 3pm, Sun: 1pm & 3pm) for 1-3 weeks. Performances last 45-50 minutes, and include a brief puppet demonstration following the show. Target audience age range is 4-10 years. 

Companies selected to perform in our New Directions Series for Adults and Teens generally perform 4-8 shows per week (schedule varies) for 1-2 weeks. Performances last 1-2 hours, and may include audience discussions following the show. Target audience age ranges are either 12+ (for teens and adults) or 18+ (adults only).

BOOKING CYCLE:
The Center’s season runs July 1-June 30.  Booking generally takes place 10-12 months before the beginning of each season.

SUBMISSIONS:

To submit your production for consideration, please send a cover letter, tech rider (including required stage dimensions, sound/light/projection needs, number of people traveling with the show & any other essential elements the Center would need to provide to present your show) and video of the complete show to be considered. We do not select shows based on excerpts or highlight reels. If you wish multiple shows to be considered, please submit a complete package for each.
 
Center for Puppetry Arts
c/o Production Department
1404 Spring Street, NW
Atlanta, GA 30309-2820 USA


With your permission, we would like to add your video to our library collection after our review process has concluded. DVDs in the library are available for scholars and puppeteers to view by appointment on the premises and do not leave the library. Please specify your preference in your cover letter. If you would prefer that we return your DVD to you, please include a self-addressed mailer, and we will return it as soon after viewing as possible.


Please visit www.puppet.org for more information about the Center for Puppetry Arts.
If you have any questions regarding submissions, please email kristinhaverty@puppet.org




INTERNSHIPS



Are you looking for invaluable nonprofit work experience, professional connections in the arts community, and to be a part of one of the most dynamic places in Atlanta?   Interns at the Center for Puppetry Arts are an integral part of our organization and our goal is to inspire interest in the arts through an in-depth view of our administrative and artistic processes.

Available Internships
  • Development/Fundraising
  • Marketing
  • Graphic Design
  • Production:  Scene Shop
  • Production:  Puppet Building
  • Production:  Electrics
  • Production: Performance
  • Production: Directing
  • Film Series
  • Archives/Library
For Frequently Asked Questions about the Internship Program, click here.

To apply, click here for application instructions.


Fall Session: September- December (12-15 weeks)                           
Application Deadline:  July 30th (Deadline Recently Extended)

Spring/Winter Session: February- May (12-15 weeks)          
Application Deadline: November 15th
 
Summer Session: June- August/September (12-15 weeks)
Application Deadline:  March 1st



Internship Descriptions

Development/Fundraising Internship:

Development interns assist with the writing and production of fundraising appeals, researching potential contributors and fundraising ideas, and assisting with the planning, organization and logistics of cultivation parties and other special events.
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Marketing Internship:
Marketing interns assist the Marketing Director, Marketing Manager, and/or Community Coordinator with the day-to-day activities of the Marketing department. Duties include assisting with cross promotions, writing promotional copy and press releases, distributing Center materials managing a physical and digital press archive, and researching potential audiences/marketing tactics.
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Graphic Design Internship:
Graphic Design interns’ duties include assisting with the creation of various materials such as print and online ads; flyers, invitations, and other printed items; photo illustrations and emails; as well as possible video projects.
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Scene Shop Internship:
Assist the Resident Production staff with the construction of scenic elements for upcoming CPA productions. Duties may include: scenic construction, woodworking, metalworking, painting, sculpting, rigging masking, loading in scenery and sewing.
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Electrics Internship:
Assist the Resident Production staff with the implementation of lighting, sound, and video elements for upcoming CPA productions. Duties may include: the hang, circuit, and focus of lighting plots, preparing sound systems for rehearsals and performances, the repair and maintenance of equipment and fulfilling the electric needs of other Center activities.
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Puppet Building Internship:
Assisting Resident Puppet Builders with the construction of puppets, props and costumes for upcoming CPA productions. Duties may include: sewing, patterning, foam patterning and fabrication, molding and casting, sculpting, painting and basic woodwork.
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Performance Internship:
The Center for Puppetry Arts’ Performance Internship program provides practical learning experience to the individual interested in pursuing a career in professional theater. Through hands-on activities, the program seeks to instill a fundamental understanding of the workings of a professional puppetry company.
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Directing Internship:
The Center for Puppetry Artsí Directing Internship program provides practical learning experience to the individual interested in pursuing a career in professional theater. Through hands-on activities, the program seeks to instill a fundamental understanding of the workings of a professional puppetry company. During the rehearsal period, the Intern will observe and participate in the development of the production as script, design, movement and character are adjusted to meet the specific demands of the puppet theater and the Directorís vision.
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Film Series Internship:
The Center for Puppetry Arts seeks an intern to assist the Museum department with the execution of the 2013-2014 Film Series and the planning of the 2014-2015 Film Series. 
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Archives/Library Internship:
The Center for Puppetry Arts seeks an intern to assist the Museum department with processing the Nancy Staub Puppetry Research Library’s archival collection. This would include assisting the Collections Manager in all aspects of archival processing including:  organization, preservation, data entry, creating finding aids for archives collection and digitizing the CPA photography collection.
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Lisa Rhodes
Administrative Director
human.resources@puppet.org
Fax: 404.881.5111