Managing Director Sought

No Boundaries Youth Theater seeks a dynamic Managing Director to co-lead this award-winning nonprofit organization dedicated to producing high-quality, affordable, and inclusive theater programs and productions.

The Managing Director reports directly to the Board of Directors and shares leadership of the organization with the Artistic Director. The position is responsible for general business management, budgeting and bookkeeping, hiring and personnel, fundraising and marketing with the Board of Directors, and administering programs and producing plays and musicals with the Artistic Director. The Managing Director may also be responsible for the design and creation of marketing materials and web pages.

The position is part-time with approximately ten to fifteen hours on average per week, but highest during performance weeks. Flexibility with some daytime hours is helpful, but evening and weekend availability during the performance weeks will be most important. Currently, NBYT produces five shows annually and has a few additional weekend events.

The ideal candidate will have experience in theater production, nonprofit accounting, marketing, and business management. Knowledge or the ability to quickly learn various programs for document and spreadsheet creation, bookkeeping, program registration, ticket sales, database management, email marketing management, simple graphic design and simple web design are required. Prior experience with a community youth organization is preferred.

Salary will be based on experience and skills.

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume by Friday, September 6, by email to board@nbyt.org. Candidates of interest will be contacted for an interview with the Board of Directors. No phone inquiries please.

About No Boundaries Youth Theater

Founded in 2010 as New Britain Youth Theater and selected by Connecticut Magazine as Connecticut’s Best Children’s Theater in 2017, No Boundaries Youth Theater is a professionally-run community and educational theater for children and teens. The name change in 2018 reflects that NBYT is—and always has been—a youth theater that accepts children from all towns and communities, with all abilities, and to be involved in a variety of ways both onstage and off.

NBYT produces a season of performances by and for children and young adults, provides in-school and after-school arts-integrated and arts-enrichment educational programming, and offers drama classes and individual coaching and lessons. NBYT is dedicated to enriching the lives of children and young adults by encouraging creative thinking and collaborative teamwork, fostering self-confidence and self-esteem, and developing social, emotional, and academic skills through involvement in high-quality, affordable, and inclusive programs in the performing arts. NBYT operates its programs in community spaces and schools throughout Greater New Britain and is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

NBYT Hiring an Artistic Director

NBYT is hiring an Artistic Director to co-lead the organization with the current Executive Director.

Artistic Director is a leadership and administrative position that includes directing two to three productions each season plus teaching Saturday, homeschool, and in-school classes and other classes and programs as planned. The position also involves planning, programming, scheduling, budgeting, hiring, supervising staff and volunteers, communicating with many people, networking, assisting with marketing and promotions, and assisting with fundraisers and soliciting donations. The Artistic Director may also assist with website and registration site updates.

The position is part-time with approximately ten administrative hours per week in addition to hours spent in rehearsal, classes, and program preparation. Flexibility with daytime hours is helpful for scheduling meetings and in-school programs. Evening rehearsal and Saturday teaching availability is required.

A small base salary will be paid plus an hourly rate for classes. Directing two to three productions per year is included in the base salary amount.

The ideal candidate will have significant experience in directing, teaching, and working with children and teenagers. A degree is theater or theater education is preferred.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, and production photos and/or video if available by Friday, April 5, by email to jobs@nbyt.org. Candidates of interest will be contacted for an interview with the Board of Directors. No phone inquiries please.

About No Boundaries Youth Theater

Founded in 2010 as New Britain Youth Theater and selected by Connecticut Magazine as Connecticut’s Best Children’s Theater in 2017, No Boundaries Youth Theater is a professionally-run community and educational theater for children and teens. The name change in 2018 reflects that NBYT is—and always has been—a youth theater that accepts children from all towns and communities, with all abilities, and to be involved in a variety of ways both onstage and off.

NBYT produces a season of performances by and for children and young adults, provides in-school and after-school arts-integrated and arts-enrichment educational programming, and offers drama classes and individual coaching and lessons. NBYT is dedicated to enriching the lives of children and young adults by encouraging creative thinking and collaborative teamwork, fostering self-confidence and self-esteem, and developing social, emotional, and academic skills through involvement in high-quality, low-cost programs in the performing arts. NBYT operates its programs in community spaces and schools throughout Greater New Britain and is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

Stage Manager and Teen Volunteers Sought

NBYT seeks a Stage Manager (a stipend position) and volunteers for upcoming productions this spring and summer.

Stage Manager

NBYT is in need of a Stage Manager for its spring production of Charlotte’s Web. Rehearsals, which have already begun, are on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Performance dates are May 3, 4 and 5. Some flexibility with hours may be workable for the right person, but attendance at all tech rehearsals and performances is required.

The Stage Manager will assist the directors with warm-ups, rehearsals, and performances; will help to supervise program participants; and will help to distribute information and materials to parents and families.

A small stipend will be paid for the position. Candidates should be at least 18 years old, should have some experience in theater and/or working with children. Organizational skills, reliability, and punctuality are required.

Teen Volunteers

NBYT seeks Teen Volunteers, ages 16 and up, to assist on productions this spring and summer. Current programs seeking volunteers are the spring production, Charlotte’s Web and the summer musical, Mary Poppins Jr.

Volunteers will assist with warm-ups, instruction, rehearsals, and other activities; will assist with performances as required; and will assist Directors, Stage Managers, and other adult staff in supervising younger program participants.

All Teen Volunteers must be reliable, punctual, and responsible for their own transportation. Although these are unpaid volunteer positions, volunteers will gain valuable experience and—because NBYT is a nonprofit organization—may be able to receive credit hours from schools or other organizations requiring community service.

To Apply

Please send an email to Executive Director Darren Farrington by email to jobs@nbyt.org. No phone inquiries please.

About No Boundaries Youth Theater

Founded in 2010 as New Britain Youth Theater and selected by Connecticut Magazine as Connecticut’s Best Children’s Theater in 2017, No Boundaries Youth Theater is a professionally-run community and educational theater for children and teens. The name change in 2018 reflects that NBYT is—and always has been—a youth theater that accepts children from all towns and communities, with all abilities, and to be involved in a variety of ways both onstage and off.

NBYT produces a season of performances by and for children and young adults, provides in-school and after-school arts-integrated and arts-enrichment educational programming, and offers drama classes and individual coaching and lessons. NBYT is dedicated to enriching the lives of children and young adults by encouraging creative thinking and collaborative teamwork, fostering self-confidence and self-esteem, and developing social, emotional, and academic skills through involvement in high-quality, low-cost programs in the performing arts. NBYT operates its programs in community spaces and schools throughout Greater New Britain and is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

Technical Director Wanted

No Boundaries Youth Theater (formerly New Britain Youth Theater) seeks a part-time Technical Director to work a flexible schedule of up to five hours weekly. Responsibilities will include:

  • Working with directors and designers to coordinate set, sound, lighting, prop, and other technical and design needs for productions and performances
  • Completing or overseeing building, assembling, painting, collecting, or otherwise preparing set, sound, lighting, built props, and other technical and design needs for productions and programs
  • Working with volunteer and student crews as available to assist with building and technical needs
  • Planning, with the Artistic Director, and teaching technical theater and design workshops and classes
  • Working with Artistic Director, production directors, and stage managers to schedule load-in and load-out of sets, props, and technical equipment
  • Organizing, inventorying, and maintaining set pieces, tools, paint, building materials, and technical (lighting and sound) equipment and supplies

The ideal Technical Director will be organized, motivated, and able to work well both independently and with directors, designers, stage managers, students, and volunteers. A valid driver’s license and the ability to rent and drive at least a 10-foot truck are required. Specific working hours can often be set by the employee him or herself provided work is completed by given deadlines, but some daytime hours will be required for load-ins and some evenings required for rehearsals. Set and technical elements for NBYT productions are often quite simple and easily realized; the position requires a familiarity with lighting and sound, stage carpentry, and theater production (or the ability to quickly learn), and experience is preferred but not required.

To Apply

To apply, please send an email to Executive and Artistic Director Darren Farrington by email to jobs@nbyt.org. No phone inquiries please.

About No Boundaries Youth Theater

Founded in 2010 as New Britain Youth Theater and selected by Connecticut Magazine as Connecticut’s Best Children’s Theater in 2017, No Boundaries Youth Theater is a professionally-run community and educational theater for children and teens. The name change in 2018 reflects that NBYT is—and always has been—a youth theater that accepts children from all towns and communities, with all abilities, and to be involved in a variety of ways both onstage and off.

NBYT produces a season of performances by and for children and young adults, provides in-school and after-school arts-integrated and arts-enrichment educational programming, and offers drama classes and individual coaching and lessons. NBYT is dedicated to enriching the lives of children and young adults by encouraging creative thinking and collaborative teamwork, fostering self-confidence and self-esteem, and developing social, emotional, and academic skills through involvement in high-quality, low-cost programs in the performing arts. NBYT operates its programs in community spaces and schools throughout Greater New Britain, and is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

Program Book Volunteer Wanted

Logo (letters only)

NBYT is in search of a volunteer Program Book Editor to edit and prepare its program books for printing. Responsibilities include editing and laying out production information, cast lists, cast and staff bios, program ads, and other announcements.

Program books are currently prepared in Microsoft Publisher, but we’re open to the work being done in another program. Brief meetings or conversations may be necessary, but most of the work can be done independently and at home.

Applicants of any age (including students, parents, grandparents) may apply, but those applying should have some editing and graphic design experience (school papers and projects count) and must be able to meet firm deadlines. Although this is a volunteer position, the Program Book Editor will receive free tickets to NBYT performances. Also, because NBYT is a nonprofit organization, students applying may be able to receive community service credit hours from schools or other organizations requiring volunteerism.

To apply, please send an email to Executive and Artistic Director Darren Farrington at jobs@nbyt.org. If possible, please attach some sample of simple graphic design work. No phone inquiries please.