• 400 S. Salina Street, Syracuse, NY 13202
  • (315) 362-2785
  • info@theredhouse.org

The RedHouse

A New Three Theatre Complex at City Center

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Immediate Opening – Artistic Director

Redhouse Arts Center seeks a dynamic and passionate individual to lead its artistic department and programming.

Redhouse was founded under the vision of providing leading arts experiences to enhance the community. Since its founding in 2004, it has expanded with a leading focus on education and community impact.

The Artistic Director is a senior-level position that reports directly to the Executive Director and manages the artistic and production departments including four full-time staff members as well as part-time and hourly staff. As a member of Redhouse’s management team, the AD creates, articulates, and supervises the organization’s artistic vision and programming in accordance with the mission, vision and goals of Redhouse.

The AD works in conjunction with the Executive Director to establish and manage the artistic budget; collaborates with the Redhouse senior team to ensure consistent branding across the organization; and manages full-time and part-time artistic staff to execute programming.

The AD works in conjunction with the Executive Director to create a manageable budget; writes grant proposals and develops activities to further the goals of Redhouse’s artistic programming; participates with the marketing department to develop promotional and marketing materials; and collaborates with the Director of Education to ensure that all programs align to reflect and achieve the overall goals for each season.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Collaborate with Executive Director to develop, implement, and evaluate artistic programs for the year.
  • Participate in the development of the annual budget and manage to achieve the budget goals.
  • Work with the Director of Education to ensure artistic and educational programming is aligned and cohesive with the mission and goals of Redhouse.
  • Hire, supervise and evaluate production and artistic staff as well as contract personnel including directors, choreographers, performers, designers, actors and musicians working closely with the artistic team to ensure excellence in all aspects of production.
  • Hire, supervise and evaluate key technical personnel, including Production Manager and Technical Director working closely with the production team to ensure excellence in all aspects of production.
  • Develop and maintain quality in all Redhouse programs, staffing, and outreach.
  • Serve as a public face of Redhouse, act as a spokesperson for the organization’s artistic purpose via speaking engagements, public and social appearances, and, as requested, at fundraising events and solicitations.
  • Maintain a visible leadership role in the community, presence and involvement in the national theatre community, and work closely with the Executive Director to fulfill and advance the mission of Redhouse.
  • Foster the development of positive relations with other cultural organizations by participating in meetings and joint activities where appropriate locally, regionally and nationally.
  • Reports to the Executive Director on a regular basis to give an update on artistic activity.
  • Direct at least one MainStage Production and at least one in-house educational production per season.
  • Liaise with staff to ensure facilities are properly maintained and equipped to meet programming needs.
  • Research and select shows to present to the Executive Director and other Redhouse leaders for their input and vote on the upcoming season. The presentation of potential show materials should include summaries, sketches, justification and social relevance for selections.
  • Facilitate all auditions and assists in all casting.
  • Responsible for maintaining Redhouse brand across all productions.
  • Ensure healthy participation in professional and local theater community and that Redhouse is compliant with all equity and other professional standards and requirements.
  • Has ultimate oversight over shows and works with the individual directors as needed.
  • Maintain accurate records for all client and artistic contracts.
  • Ensure written procedures are maintained and available for technical and production staff.
  • Generate reports as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Theater or related field, or commensurate experience plus minimum of 10+ years of progressive experience in a leading theatrical organization.
  • Demonstrated strategic and leadership experience at a senior level, including experience leading a large team.
  • Experience in planning, developing and implementing theatre and arts based programs.
  • Experience working with children of all ages, those with disabilities, parents, and at-risk youth.
  • Proven budgeting and financial management skills.
  • Strong organizational, planning, writing and communication skills, including experience building community relationships.
  • Impeccable integrity and a strong work ethic.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Creative problem solving skills.
  • Attention to detail and be able to multi-task.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Excellent customer service and human relations skills.
  • Leadership qualities and supervisory experience strongly desired.
  • The ability to exercise good judgement and work independently.
  • Technically savvy.


**Job applicants should submit their letter and resume to samara@theredhouse.org**

Immediate Opening – Technical Director/Production Manager

Redhouse Arts Center is seeking a highly organized, energetic individual to fill the full time position of Technical Director/Production Manager. The ideal candidate would possess skills in technical direction, carpentry, rigging, painting, props, administration, scheduling, and budgeting. The position will oversee and develop a technical staff of 1 full time, part time and hourly staff. Individual will ensure all technical elements are in place for each production and is the coordinator of communication between professional directors, designers, and stage managers.


This position reports to the Artistic Director and is responsible for ensuring that all technical aspects of production run smoothly and safely. This position also performs various production management duties.


TD Responsibilities

  • Construct Sets for all productions and participate in all technical rehearsals
  • Work with Scenic Designer to coordinate set build, load in, rigging, and strike
  • Work in conjunction with Master Electrician
  • Work in conjunction with all Guest Designers and Directors
  • Identify and purchase all construction materials
  • Adhere to established budget and deadlines for each production
  • Coordinate and assist in set painting, props purchase and/or build
  • Identify and hire support staff as needed
  • Attend all technical and dress rehearsals and coordinate technical notes during production week
  • Hire and manage all hourly staff and independent contractors (wardrobe, props, board ops, lighting, sound, stage management, run crews)
  • Coordinate and assist in all strikes
  • Oversee events at off site venues
  • Keep inventory of stock materials
  • Ensure accurate inventory and organization of storage on and off site
  • Ensure procedural opening and closing of building
  • Design sets and lighting for educational productions as needed
  • Coordinate with Stage Manager and Director to ensure actor safety
  • Work with Stage Manager and Director to aid in rehearsal needs
  • Coordinate with Director to ensure fulfillment of artistic vision
  • Hire outside contractor services as needed
  • Manage technical needs for off site and in house educational events
  • Maintain safe and clean shop


PM Responsibilities

  • Create and maintain master schedule of productions
  • Contract all production staff
  • Obtain, manage, and distribute all rehearsal materials
  • Work with Artistic team to create detailed production budgets in advance
  • Run all production meetings
  • Oversee production budgets
  • Supervise implementation of approved technical designs
  • Coordinate and assist with maintenance and implementation of facilities and equipment
  • Establish working relationships with local theaters, college theatre programs, and rental agencies with the goal of creating a shared resource and labor network



  • Degree in Technical Theatre (or equivalent professional experience)
  • Strong technical carpentry skills
  • Knowledge of event rigging systems and practices
  • Ability to lift 75 pounds
  • Experience with facility maintenance and repair
  • Knowledge of audio and lighting systems
  • Valid Drivers License and clean record
  • Some IT preferred
  • Ability to multi task
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work under pressure


**For immediate consideration please submit letter and resume to stephfond@theredhouse.org

Immediate Opening – Full Time Teaching Fellow

Contract Period: Redhouse Arts Center is seeking a full time Middle School Teaching Fellow. This is a contract position from July 1 – June 30 with the possibility of renewal, pending a positive Instructional Performance Review and continued funding. In the case where vacancies occur, the contract begins from the date of hire until June 30.

Job Summary:¬†The Redhouse Middle School Teaching Fellow will be responsible for working alongside other Redhouse fellows, under the direct supervision of his/her Building Lead/Assistant Building Lead. He/she may occasionally be required to communicate and work alongside the Fellowship Coordinator, as well as Redhouse’s Education Director in order to ensure quality instruction is being delivered to students.

The Redhouse Middle School Teaching Fellow will also be primarily responsible for planning the teaching arts education courses within the curriculum set by Redhouse’s Executive Director and Education Director. In addition to teaching assignments, the Teaching Fellow should help to develop curriculum materials, attend departmental, faculty, and instructional meetings, and participate in the overall development of Redhouse arts in education programming.

Required Qualifications:

  • Teaching/classroom management experience with students in grades 6-8
  • Experience/training in media arts, music industry, and/or fashion design mediums
  • Strong cultural awareness skills and the ability to present culturally relevant content to students
  • Outstanding organizational, analytical, problem solving skills and demonstrated attention to detail
  • Experience in oral and written communications and lesson planning
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills, ability to work as a team, in a self directed manner, ability to complete work, meet established deadlines in an accurate and timely manner
  • Ability to interact with program stakeholders by phone, email, and in person in a professional and personable manner
  • Ability to handle sensitive personal information with discretion
  • A professional, pleasant and resourceful attitude
  • Spanish speaking preferred but not required*


Specific Duties:

  • Teach arts education courses, developing lesson plans, materials, and activities for classes
  • Evaluate student progress, maintaining records of attendance, student work, evaluation results, and preparing regular reports on student progress when necessary
  • Provide a classroom environment that is supportive of learning
  • Mentor and assist other Fellows in their specific area(s) of expertise represented in the curriculum
  • Attend faculty meetings and work in a cooperative and collaborative manner with colleagues
  • Engage in professional development required of Redhouse and District Administration


**For immediate consideration, please send letter and resume to marguerite@theredhouse.org