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Employment Opportunities

Technical Director/Scenic Designer

Beck Center for the Arts seeks a full-time Theatre Technical Director with possible Scene Design opportunities based on experience. Ideal candidate will have 3 to 5 years Technical Director experience. MFA ideal, but will consider commensurate experience. Seeking strengths in carpentry, rigging, paints --- and must be an excellent problem solver, with strong communication skills. Additional skills in welding, electrics, and projections a plus. 7 productions yearly (Four in our 484 seat proscenium and three in our 96 seat Studio black box.) There is also a Youth Theatre season. TD will work with staff as well as over hire to build all productions. Duties include maintaining shop and equipment as well as working with Artistic Director on budgeting and implementation of budget. Employment date start time is somewhat negotiable. Health package available (single and family).

We are an equal opportunity employer. We offer a fun and flexible working environment with a unique arts and education mission. Full-time, competitive pay and institutional perks. To apply in confidence, please send your resume, cover letter, three references and salary requirements to Artistic Director Scott Spence (Scotts@beckcenter.org) or snail mail to: Beck Center, Attn: Scott Spence 17801 Detroit Ave., Lakewood, OH 44107. No phone calls, please.

Beck Center for the Arts is one of Northeast Ohio’s largest cultural and performing arts organizations.  Each year, we provide professional theater performances and high-quality arts education for over 60,000 patrons and students throughout a five-county region.  We are more than a non-profit organization that combines professional theater with arts education. We create art experiences. Beck Center for the Arts is committed to creating an arts experience that is as individual as the people we serve with eclectic performances to suit many tastes, education opportunities for all ages and abilities, community outreach and free exhibitions.

Dance Instructors - Part-time, hourly, immediate openings beginning September 2018 for Tuesday and Saturday classes.

Now accepting applications for the following disciplines:

  • Preballet
  • Jazz—beginning and advanced
  • Ballet—children’s and adults
  • Contemporary—advanced

Beck Center Dance holds upward of 75 classes weekly for students in ballet, preballet, preschool dance, Kids-N-Dance, pointe, tap, jazz, contemporary, capoeira and hip hop, as well as special offerings for adults in pilates, yoga, and Body Beautiful.

To apply in confidence, submit cover letter and resume via e-mail to Melanie Szucs, Associate Director of Dance Education at mszucs@beckcenter.org. No phone calls please.

Music Instructors - Part-time, hourly, non-exempt

Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis in all instrument-areas.

Beck Center’s Music Education program seeks dynamic teaching artists to instruct students ages 5 and up in private instrument studies. The ideal candidate will be an experienced performer and educator with a proven ability to work with children as well as adults.

This position is responsible for maintaining an active and growing studio by instructing students in weekly private lessons and preparing students for Student Showcase recitals. Instructors are expected to teach consistently during the academic year with an optional summer semester. The 2018-2019 year includes: Fall (September 6-January 19), Winter/Spring (January 28-June 1), and Summer (June 10-August 16). Instructors provide a high standard of music instruction that meets the needs of each individual student, tracking their short-term and long-term goals toward sustained growth. Instructors communicate with students, parents, and staff to facilitate lessons and foster student retention. Instructors are responsible for recording attendance and enrollment accurately and promptly in their faculty roll book.

We seek individuals with at least a BA in music performance and/or education with experience teaching privately or in a classroom setting. Candidates should also have experience performing in a professional setting. Must be an articulate customer service oriented individual who communicates well with students, families, and colleagues. The candidate should have excellent organizational skills and be prepared to lead weekly lessons that are educational with developmentally and age appropriate content.

A competitive hourly rate will be discussed with each potential candidate. Hiring is contingent upon passing a background check.

To apply in confidence, submit cover letter, resume, and samples via e-mail to Jessica Firing (jfiring@beckcenter.org). No phone calls please.

Part-Time Facilities Technician

Beck Center’s facilities department has an immediate opening for a part-time facilities technician.  Under the direction of the Facilities Supervisor, the position is responsible for housekeeping, maintenance, and security of all physical properties and grounds at Beck Center for the Arts. This includes room setup and teardown, general housekeeping, performing various types of repairs and maintenance, and implementation of loss prevention and safety procedures.

The ideal candidate will have basic familiarity with housekeeping and maintenance. Additional skills including floor care, carpentry, plumbing, electrical and HVAC are a plus.  This person is self-motivated possessing the ability to work independently and proactively.  This individual will work 15-25 hours per week including evenings and weekends.

To apply, pick up an application at the front desk, or e-mail resume or qualifications to Tim Keehn (tkeehn@beckcenter.org ). No phone calls please.  Hiring is contingent upon passing a background check.


Arts Administration Internship

Designed for creative, dedicated and innovative college undergraduate and graduate students seeking greater understanding and deeper knowledge of the management and operations of a non-profit arts center that houses both educational programming and a professional theater.

Opportunities and Projects are Available in;

  • Operations & Administration
  • Customer Service & Box Office
  • Community Engagement
  • Education & Outreach
  • Development & Patron/Donor Stewardship
  • Event Planning and Hospitality
  • Production/Stage Crew

Schedule/Hours: Part-time (Flexible) 10-15 hours/week

Duration: Internships should last at least 3 months and can be accommodated in the Summer, Fall, and Spring.

Year-round opportunities may also be available, contact us to learn more.

Required Qualifications:

  • Excellent Communication skills
  • Reliability and maturity
  • Creative problem-solving
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task
  • Well-organized, detail-oriented, self-starter
  • Ability to meet deadlines and to work independently and as part of a team
  • Computer skills (Microsoft Office, internet research)
  • Reliable transportation

Additional Information/Benefits:

  • Beck Center offers an excellent opportunity for students to obtain a broad range of skills in arts management including project management, customer service, organization, communication, and planning.
  • Fun, flexible, creative, team-oriented environment!
  • Free tickets to Beck Center performances during the internship
  • Clear work plan with a variety of projects
  • Weekly meetings with designated supervisor
  • Additional training and professional development offered including;
    • Career development assistance
    • Seminars led by staff and guest speakers focusing on topics related to nonprofit administration, such as marketing, fundraising, financial management and strategic planning.
    • Unpaid, internship may be completed for college credit.

Application Procedures: To apply please send a cover letter and resume to Erin Corwin, ecorwin@beckcenter.org. Cover letter should include what opportunities/projects you are interested in, what you hope to bring to the internship and gain during the internship. Include a letter of reference/recommendation from a professor in your field.

*the letter of recommendation may be sent separately from the online application materials if necessary. Please submit to ecorwin@beckcenter.org

Beck Center for the Arts is more than a non-profit organization that combines professional theater with arts education. We create art experiences. We are committed to creating an arts experience that is as individual as the people we serve with eclectic performances to suit many tastes, education opportunities for all ages and abilities, community outreach, and free exhibitions.