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Graphic Designer & Website Coordinator

Status: Full-Time           Department: Marketing

Summary: The Austin Theatre Alliance, the non-profit organization that runs the the Paramount and Stateside Theatres, is seeking a Graphic Designer/Website Coordinator to join its creative team. This position is responsible for creating and executing required materials including web-related marketing needs.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Building and maintaining internal and external relationships required to fulfill all creative material execution and distribution including outside media outlets and vendors.

Gathering of any required materials to create marketing materials such as online footage, photos, performer bios, etc.

Creation, execution and fulfillment of event marketing materials at the Paramount and Stateside Theatres including:

  • Event web pages
  • Weekly emails
  • Promotional posters, flyers and programs
  • Print ads and web banners
  • Other additional materials as they are required

Coordinating and executing necessary website requirements and activities including:

  • Ongoing maintenance and updating of website
  • Creation, execution and distribution of outgoing e-communications

Coordinating and executing organizational marketing activities including:

  • Working with the creative team to plan, strategize and execute all required organizational marketing and PR initiatives

Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree required (marketing, communication, or design preferred). 3-5 years of proven design/web experience in an in-house or agency design department.

Proficient in HTML and CSS, with a working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator and Acrobat on a Mac platform. Good eye for design; ability to effectively express concepts visually in layout form and be technologically savvy. Strong team player with a positive attitude. Highly organized, efficient, and deadline-oriented. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Professional portfolio required.

To apply, please send a resume and portfolio link to sbutler@austintheatre.org with Graphic Designer & Website Coordinator in the subject line.

 


 

Teaching Artists

Status: Semester           Department: Education & Outreach

Summary: The Austin Theatre Alliance, home to the Paramount and Stateside Theatres, is hiring engaging teaching artists for the upcoming semester(s).
Auditions will take place on Thursday August 4th from 6-8 and Friday August 5th from 1-3 at the State Theatre (719 Congress). Teaching opportunities generally occur between during 8 am and 4 pm and include the following programs:

Pre-show Workshops –one teaching artist visits a classroom for a 45 minute lesson that prepares students for the show they will soon see at the Paramount Theatre. These workshops are fast-paced, active and change in content, age of students and schools at which we teach from show to show.

Literacy to Life –a team of 3 teaching artists facilitate a 7-week residency in 2-3 third grade classrooms on a particular campus. This residency teaches the fundamentals of writing as well as creativity in an active, imaginative and exciting 90 minute workshop.

STEM Through the Arts –a team of 2 teaching artists facilitate a 4-week residency in elementary classrooms on a particular campus. This residency uses drama, film, music, and dance to teach math and science content.

roboARTS-based in the Literacy to Life curriculum, roboARTS is a team taught afterschool program combining the world of creative writing and robotics programming for middle schoolers culminating in a human/robotic musical performance.

For the audition, please prepare a short lesson or activity to share with the group that relates to one of the programs above. When preparing a lesson, please structure it to be interactive and aim it at a specific age group and/or subject area (i.e. “this activity could be used to teach 4th grade social studies.”)

Even if you are not sure of your schedule in the upcoming semester, you are encouraged to audition. Teaching placements are tailored to your schedule. Auditions are to join our roster of professional teaching artists, not for one specific slot or placement. Commitment ranges from 3 hours per week to 15 hours per week based on skills and schedules. However, age preferences, previous experience and particular interests are taken into account. Once on the roster, you are eligible for further teaching opportunities such as special events and teaching positions for summer camps. All positions are paid. Bilingual teaching artists are strongly encouraged to apply.

To secure an audition slot, please email Mitch Harris with your resume and which audition slot you would prefer.

 


 

Organizational Background

Built in 1915, the Paramount Theatre has served Austin for nearly a century now. It stands next door to the State Theatre, constructed in 1935. Together, as the Austin Theatre Alliance, these spaces are acoustically more intimate, visually more appealing, and historically more significant than just about any other theatre in the region. Both are contributing structures to the Congress Avenue National Historic District, and the Paramount Theatre is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Theatres continue to serve as anchors in the downtown area for performing arts events, film screenings, and our education and outreach programs. Artists like Harry Houdini, Katherine Hepburn, and Helen Hays graced the Paramount stage in its early days. The venues continue to remain relevant to the community with a contemporary line-up of stars such as Lyle Lovett, Sheryl Crow, and Dr. Maya Angelou. Each year, more than 200,000 people pass through our doors to take in first-rate performing arts events and films.

Our Mission: Inspired by the power of the arts to change lives, the Austin Theatre Alliance strives to engage all Central Texans through extraordinary live performances and films, to ignite the intellect and imagination of our youths, and to ensure the preservation of the historic Paramount & Stateside Theatres; the crown jewels of downtown Austin.

To this end, the Austin Theatre Alliance has maintained its longstanding commitment to provide access to the arts for all Central Texans. Through our Education & Outreach programming, formally organized in 2008, we impact more than 18,000 children annually, seventy-five percent of the students are from the low-income, Title I schools most in need of our support. Our programs give students the thrill of attending a live performance at our historic venues, engage them in their classrooms, and provide an important resource for teachers wishing to incorporate creative learning techniques into their pedagogy. In a time of steep budget cuts, there is no more cost-effective way for students to reap the benefits of a comprehensive, integrated arts education than through the collaboration between schools and our education and outreach programs.

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