Current Job Openings


There are currently two (2) positions available (see below)

Special Events & Development Associate

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We are looking for a dedicated staff member to play an integral role in the planning and implementation of special events and provide administrative assistance with other fundraising initiatives including working on our endowment campaign.

The ideal candidate will have excellent communication and organization skills and be invested in creating a positive experience for each individual patron. Attention to detail is a must to ensure success. Being able to work independently, handle multiple tasks, and foster relationships with a variety of partners including caterers and venues is also critical.

Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel is required. Database management and experience with special event planning are desirable.

Like all members of FTC’s staff, the Special Events & Development Associate will be responsible for adhering to the values stated in the company’s “Bill of Rights” (see attached document) and to contributing to the supportive, collaborative, and communication-oriented interactions among the staff and with the Advisory Company (AC), Board, FTC patrons, and the greater community.

We are seeking a diverse pool of candidates and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

COMPENSATION: Salaried $20,000 - $23,000 per year based on experience. Limited term position of approximately 2 years in conjunction with FTC’s endowment campaign. There may be an opportunity to continue following the campaign.

HOURS: Associate can work flexible hours between 9 am – 5 pm during the week. Evening and weekend hours are required during special events (5 – 7 per year).

HOW TO APPLY: Please apply by Friday, November 9th. Email cover letter and resume to Julia Nicholas, Director of Development at jnicholas@forwardtheater.com.

Non-Equity Assistant Stage Manager

Weekly salary $550
Application deadline: November 29, 2018

Forward Theater Company in Madison, WI seeks a Non-Equity Assistant Stage Manager for the final two productions of the 2018-2019 season. The ASM will work with AEA Stage Manager to assist facilitating rehearsals and run the backstage. ASM may have the opportunity to stage manage the Monologue Festival in June 2019. The ASM will possess a high level of professionalism, a positive attitude, superior communication, and organizational skills. The ASM will receive weekly compensation. Having a car is encouraged but not required. Contract dates are 12/27/18-2/3/19 (Heisenberg) and
3/5/19-4/14/19 (Life Sucks).

Please submit cover letter, resume, and references as one PDF file to Julie Swenson, Managing Director at jswenson@forwardtheater.com. Deadline to apply is November 29, 2018.

Please visit the season production page for information regarding the 2018-2019 season.