CAREERS

DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATE

Jungle Theater, one of the most decorated theaters in Minneapolis, seeks a Development Associate to join our team. This position will report directly to the Managing Director and provide the overall administrative and organizational support for the Jungle’s individual giving and sponsorship programs. The Development Associate is responsible for data management and gift acknowledgement, the implementation of two annual fund campaigns per year, and assisting the Artistic Director and Managing Director with scheduling and preparing for meetings with donors and prospective donors. The Development Associate is also responsible for working with the board of directors to successfully execute an annual fundraising Gala and several additional smaller events throughout the year.

We seek a candidate who will bring a high degree of professionalism to our informal work environment. Our ideal candidate will care a great deal about details, and work both independently and as part of a team. Successful applicants should demonstrate excellent administrative, organizational, interpersonal and verbal and written communication skills.

This full-time position offers a competitive compensation package, including health benefits, paid vacation time and retirement plan.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Direct the Jungle’s Annual Fund campaign (at least two fundraising campaigns annually), using data to prepare donor lists at various strategic levels.
  • Set individual donor strategies and conduct donor research.
  • Make personal solicitations to mid-level donors.
  • Work closely with board of directors to organize and implement development events including the Annual Gala, spring raffle, and other small engagement and fundraising events throughout the year.
  • Manage gift processing, develop and write donor acknowledgments, cultivation material and other forms of donor stewardship.
  • Administer fulfillment of donor benefits.
  • Assist in growing the Jungle’s Sponsorship program with both individual and corporate donors.
  • Update fundraising database with current donor and patron contact information.
  • Attend occasional board and committee meetings.
  • Coordinate with other departments (Box Office, Marketing, Artistic, Finance) as appropriate to ensure consistent organizational messaging and accuracy.

CANDIDATE QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  •  2-3 years of relevant professional experience in development for nonprofits.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office software required; experience with fundraising software, particularly Donor Perfect, preferred.
  • Attention to detail, excelling in organizing and prioritizing; schedule-driven and results-focused.
  • Superb communication and organizational abilities; a keen ability to manage multiple concurrent projects.
  • Proven track record of meeting deadlines and deliverables.
  • Creative energy and ability to generate ideas and make data-driven decisions.
  • Interest and passion in theater is preferred, occasional nights and weekends required.

 

ABOUT THE JUNGLE

Led by Artistic Director Sarah Rasmussen and Managing Director Christopher Scholl, the Jungle Theater has had a substantial impact on the Twin Cities theater scene for more than 25 years. The Jungle has established a reputation for excellence that stems from a commitment to compelling stories, masterful acting and exquisite design.

HOW TO APPLY:

Please send a cover letter and resume to Christopher Scholl at scholl@jungletheater.com.


FINANCE MANAGER

Jungle Theater, one of the most decorated theaters in Minneapolis, seeks a Finance Manager to join our team. This position will report directly to the Managing Director and ultimately to the Board of Directors. The Finance Manager is responsible for all the accounting functions and for the day-to-day operation and maintenance of the financial records (general ledger), as well as the creation of financial information that will benefit the theater and improve its decision-making.

We seek a candidate who will bring a high degree of professionalism to our informal work environment. Our ideal candidate will care a great deal about details, and work both independently and as part of a team. Successful applicants should demonstrate excellent administrative, organizational and interpersonal skills.

This full-time position offers a competitive compensation package, including health benefits, paid vacation time and retirement plan.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Duties and Responsibilities include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.

  • Maintains general ledger and prepares all journal entries.
  • Generates and reviews monthly financial statements, including variance notations, for management and Board of Directors.
  • Prepares weekly cash flow analyses and other weekly reports.
  • Prepares all budget worksheets. Reviews and compiles show and departmental budgets submitted by directors. Prepares final budget for review with Managing Director and Artistic Director for presentation to the Finance Committee and ultimately the Board of Directors.
  • Coordinates annual review by independent auditors. Compiles 990 questionnaire, with direct input from Managing Director, and reviews final 990 report and other documents prepared by auditors.
  • Responsible for all accounts payable and accounts receivable activities.
  • Reconciles funds with box office and development staff.
  • Reports bi-weekly payroll to CBIZ and prepares journal entries associated with payroll. Review of quarterly payroll reports provided by CBIZ.
  • Responsible for insurance, retirement, workers comp and union reports (Equity and IATSE). 
  • Prepare and file government forms for sales tax, liquor license, 1099-MISC and others as necessary. 
  • Performs monthly bank reconciliations for all bank accounts.
  • Performs credit card reconciliations.
  • Maintains historical financial records.

CANDIDATE QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree with 3-5 years’ experience in financial management or comparable job experiences. Nonprofits and performing arts experience is preferred.
  • Expertise in Microsoft Office software and Quickbooks or other accounting software required.
  • Attention to detail, excelling in organizing and prioritizing; schedule-driven and results-focused.
  • Superb organizational abilities and a keen ability to manage multiple concurrent projects.
  • Proven track record of meeting deadlines and deliverables.
  • Creative energy and ability to generate ideas and make data-driven decisions.
  • Interest and passion in theater is preferred, occasional nights and weekends required.

ABOUT THE JUNGLE

Led by Artistic Director Sarah Rasmussen and Managing Director Christopher Scholl, the Jungle Theater has had a substantial impact on the Twin Cities theater scene for more than 25 years. The Jungle has established a reputation for excellence that stems from a commitment to compelling stories, masterful acting and exquisite design.

HOW TO APPLY:

Please send a cover letter and resume to Christopher Scholl at scholl@jungletheater.com.

INTERNSHIPS

A Jungle internship offers a rich and challenging experience for qualified college students and recent graduates who are actively pursuing careers in professional theatre. Intended to serve as a bridge between one’s collegiate and professional lives, Jungle Internships provide hands-on experiences in the day-to-day workings of a professional theatre. Interns have the opportunity to refine their practical and critical thinking skills through close interaction with Jungle staff and artists.  Jungle internships require that each intern be mature, self-reliant, articulate, able to work effectively in a highly collaborative environment, and able to demonstrate competence in his or her specific area of interest.

Modest stipends are available for some positions; however, most internships are unpaid. 

Academic credit is awarded at the discretion of the intern’s college or university. The Jungle does not provide housing or housing stipends. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age. The Jungle Theater is an equal opportunity employer.

 

PRODUCTION INTERNSHIP

This unpaid internship affords an opportunity to participate in a professional theater production: assist the stage manager in rehearsal and may include backstage or onstage duties in performance. Candidates are hired per show and they must
be available from the first day of rehearsal (typically 4-5 weeks prior to opening) through the final performance.  Hours are
variable during rehearsal weeks, full-time during tech and include all performances for the run: Tuesdays through Sundays
every week.

Candidates should have an interest in learning about the rehearsal and performance aspects of stage management and in the backstage world of performance. Some experience in theater is helpful, but not require. Candidates should be outgoing, have good listening skills and be able to work with groups of people including other interns.

To apply, send a cover letter and resume to Sara Shives at shives@jungletheater.com.

AUDITION

The Jungle Theater is a non-profit organization with a Small Professional Theater (SPT) agreement with Actors' Equity Association (AEA). We are currently working under a Small Professional Theatres (SPT-8) Contract.  

We employ both AEA members and non-union actors. Equity Membership Candidates are able to accrue work weeks from Jungle contracts. We schedule 38 hours of rehearsal per week, in the afternoons and evenings, and we perform seven shows each week: Tuesday through Sunday evenings plus a Sunday matinee. Our season begins in January and we mount five productions every season. We do not typically budget for actor housing,
but non-local actors are welcome to audition.

The Jungle Theater does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, political persuasion or belief, age or disability.

If you're interested in auditioning for the Jungle, please email your headshot and resume to Artistic Associate Katherine Pardue at katherine@jungletheater.com.


PLAYWRIGHTS

The Jungle accepts scripts through literary agents only. Please allow up to six weeks for submissions to be reviewed. Please do
not call Artistic Director Sarah Rasmussen.

Further questions can be directed to Artistic Associate Katherine Pardue at katherine@jungletheater.com.


VOLUNTEER

The Jungle is proud to have more than 500 volunteers who donate their time and talent to help the theater realize its goal of reaching out to the community. 

BECOME AN USHER

Usher shifts fill up fast. The Jungle has a dedicated team of volunteers who sign up for every show. To book an ushering spot, call during office hours on the dates listed below. These slots usually fill within two days.

October 16, 2017 | 12-5 p.m.

USHERING DUTIES:

  • Scan and check tickets; hand out playbills.

  • Direct patrons to the restrooms, their general seating entrance, and our concession stand.

  • Answer patron general questions (How long is the show? Where can I find the restroom?).

  • Post-show: sweep through the theater and cleanup programs and cups that patrons may have left behind.

USHERING PERKS:

  • Ushers see the show for free.

  • Ushers receive one complimentary non-alcoholic beverage to enjoy during the show.

HOW TO SIGN UP TO USHER:

To sign up to usher, call the box office at 612-822-7063. 

USHERING POLICY:

  • Before calling, please pick out three dates you would like to usher. If those are not available,
    the box office staff will work with you to assign you to a remaining available date.

  • Each caller can make a reservation for themselves and a companion usher for the run.
    Single ushers may make a reservation, but be advised that you may be ushering alone or with an assigned partner.