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Seeking Volunteer Coordinator and Production Assistant

POSITION SUMMARY

This position serves multiple areas of the theatre by being a central point of communication and support for volunteers at The Playhouse. Duties include production tasks overseen by the Artistic Director and volunteer tasks that may be assigned or overseen by the production or administrative departments as needed. The goal of this position is to ensure a positive holistic experience for any volunteer who participates in the creation of theatre at The Playhouse.

The Volunteer Coordinator must work both independently, exercising judgement in prioritizing a variety of duties, and with volunteers and members of production teams. The Volunteer Coordinator reports to the Artistic Director but works closely at times with members of the production staff.

The Volunteer Coordinator must be a compassionate servant-leader with experience working with volunteers within our community including people of diverse racial, educational, ethnic, economic, and LGBTQIA+ backgrounds.

REQUIREMENTS
Education – High School Diploma or completion of trade program or work history of appropriate experience.
Communication and Organizational Skills

SKILLS NEEDED
Work frequently involves contacts requiring considerable discussion of problems, material presentations, or resolving issues impacting productions, personnel, performers and volunteers. The ability to motivate or influence others is a material part of the job, requiring a significant level of diplomacy and trust. Obtaining cooperation (internally and/or externally) is an important part of the job and a high level of interpersonal skills are critical to the success of this position.

High School diploma or equivalent; experience in coordinating the work of others; demonstrated working knowledge of Microsoft products (Word, Xcel, Powerpoint, Publisher) and adobe products.  Ideally, understanding of database software and wordpress.

COMPENSATION
Full-time.  Starting wage is $14 – $16 per hour.  This job will require the applicant to clear a background check, once a job offer has been made.
Benefits:
    Health and Dental Plans for employee and family (75% paid by company)
    Paid time off
    Match for 401(k)
    Funds available for educational opportunities
    Flexible schedules within the context of a busy production schedule.

TO APPLY
Please send cover letter, resume and three references. Submit materials via email to David Kilpatrick, dkilpatrick@dmplayhouse.com. No phone calls please. Resumes are reviewed immediately. Position will remain open until filled. Start date is based on availability and prior commitments of applicants.

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The Des Moines Community Playhouse is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment where a variety of backgrounds, cultures, orientations, ideas, and talents can flourish.

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