The Lark is dedicated to creating a welcoming, rigorous environment for playwrights to create stories that inspire us to think differently about the world. To accomplish this work, we strive to curate a creative, dedicated, flexible, and diverse team that embraces our mission and values, and our dedication to equity, access, and inclusion.
We strive to creating a work space that allows staff members to not only accomplish their specific job responsibilities but also engage in “big think” conversations about The Lark’s strategic objectives, our role in the field, and our impact on society.
The Lark is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Applicants from populations historically underrepresented in the theater field are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, ability, age, or veteran status.
Current Open Positions
2016-2017 Open Access Program Coordinator
Playwrights’ Week, now entering its 24th year, is The Lark’s annual, intensive seven-day festival designed to foster a peer-based community among a cohort of approximately seven playwrights with new work in development. Participants are selected via our Open Access Program, which seeks to provide development opportunities for new and diverse voices in the theater by identifying and advancing promising plays that reveal unheard and vital perspectives.
The Open Access Program is one of the largest and most barrier-free new play submissions and selection programs of its kind in the United States. Through it, The Lark annually reviews upwards of 1300 scripts for consideration in Playwrights’ Week. As the Open Access Program continues to grow, The Lark seeks a dynamic, organized, and detail-oriented arts administrator or line producer to support the Director of Scouting and Submissions by managing the annual selection process for Playwrights’ Week.
The Open Access Program Coordinator will report to the Director of Scouting & Submissions. This part-time position requires a 9-month (season-long) time commitment from December 2016 to August 2017. It is estimated that the position will require approximately 235 hours of time. The hour commitment per week will vary depending on the stage of the process.
- Receive and log all Playwrights’ Week submissions with the support of the Artistic Apprentice;
- Organize and manage the large pool of scripts and supporting materials;
- Manage the hiring process for script screeners, Literary Wing readers, and finalist committee members;
- Bundle and disseminate scripts and supporting materials to script screeners, Literary Wing readers, and finalist committee members;
- Meet weekly with the Director of Scouting & Submissions to provide updates and troubleshoot challenges;
- Maintain frequent communication with script screeners and Literary Wing readers;
- Hold script screeners and Literary Wing readers accountable to deadlines;
- Collect and organize script screener and Literary Wing reader evaluations;
- Direct script screeners and Literary Wing readers to the Director of Scouting and Submissions when questions arise about selection criteria;
- Coordinate monthly, in-person meetings of the Literary Wing;
- Assist the Artistic Apprentice in preparing for monthly Literary Wing meetings;
- Take notes at monthly meetings of the Literary Wing and then disseminate them.
Candidates must possess:
- Excellent written and oral communication skills;
- A high attention to detail;
- Ability to work independently and remotely;
- Ability to multi-task;
- Demonstrated project management experience;
- Experience managing people;
- Exceptional interpersonal skills;
- Ability to work effectively and collaboratively with contract workers and staff.
To apply, please send a cover letter and resume in one PDF to email@example.com by December 6, 2016.
The Lark is committed to creating an equitable and inclusive environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Applicants from communities historically underrepresented in the theater field are strongly encouraged to apply. Applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, or veteran status.
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