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Now Seeking Business Manager

WaterTower Theatre seeks a Business Manager to oversee and manage financial operations while adhering to non-profit accounting standards for one of North Texas’ premiere not-for-profit theatres. Some nights and weekends required. This is a full-time position. Reporting to the Producing Artistic Director, responsibilities include but are not limited to: 

  • Experience with Microsoft Office and QuickBooks is required.
  • Process weekly payroll; Accounts Payable; Accounts Receivable;
  • Box Office and subscription oversight;
  • Bank reconciliation;
  • Office personnel and contracts;
  • Business related correspondence;
  • Filing and record maintenance;
  • Database maintenance;
  • Assist and oversee annual audit preparation;
  • Preparation of monthly financial reports for Board;
  • Administer performance license agreements, box office reports and royalty payments; 
  • Assist as needed with fundraising,  grant preparation and reporting;
  • Develop, control, and monitor accounting procedures to support all financial preparation, reporting, and transactions including annual budgets, payroll, and reconciliation for multiple funds. 
  • Administer negotiations for theatrical union agreements (including SDC and AEA), and take responsibility for the timely filing of contracts with the appropriate unions, agents, etc. 
  • Monitor and review all insurance policies for the theatre; handle all insurance related questions, claims and needs, including certificates of insurance and annual Workers Compensation Audit. 
  • Management of Human Resources including personnel issues, labor practice and company interactions such as staff meetings and retreats.
  • Support Producing Artistic Director as needed.
  • Familiarity with ProVenue, or similar CRM database software. 
  • Business or arts administration degree. (Preferably MBA or MFA in Theatre Management.)
  • Applicants should have excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Be detail-oriented and have strong organizational and communication skills.
  • Possess the ability to juggle multiple priorities effectively.
  • Possess a pleasant personality.  
  • Contribute to the work of the Executive Management team in creating a positive and creative environment for artists and staff. 

As a member of the senior staff, the position is the staff liaison to the Board Treasurer.  Applicants should have excellent written and verbal communication skills.  Work collaboratively with the senior management team, including the Director of Development and Marketing on grant applications, income projections and box office-related issues.  Experience with Microsoft Office and QuickBooks is required. Significant experience working in non-profit organizations is required with experience in theatre a plus. A preference is given to applicants with an MBA or MFA. Generous benefits package including health/dental insurance included. WaterTower Theatre is an EEOE and encourages all to apply.  No phone calls please.

Cover letter, resume, salary requirements to:

WaterTower Theatre
15650 Addison Road
Addison, Texas 75001

or email to

Now Seeking House Manager

WaterTower Theatre (WTT) is now accepting applications for the position of House Manager.  The House Manager is responsible for running all front of house activities during WTT productions and ensuring that all patrons have an enjoyable and positive experience.

Specific job duties will include:

  • Maintain cleanliness of  the House
  • Resolving any seating/ticketing problems
  • Oversee the concessions and box office staff during will call
  • Coordinate with the stage manager to insure the performance starts on time and resumes on schedule after intermission
  • Answering any general information requests from the public
  • Facilitate emergency procedures as needed
  • Coordinating and managing volunteers for each performance
  • Closing and shutting down the lobby after patrons leave

Position begins early June.  Work hours are Wednesday through Saturday evenings and Saturday through Sunday afternoons during WTT performances.

This position requires excellent customer service, public speaking and conflict resolution skills.

The House Manager is paid a competitive hourly rate and gets between 18 to 25 hours a week, when we are in performances.

WaterTower Theatre is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and Minorities are encouraged and welcome to apply. No phone calls please.

Please send your resume to:

Janeth Farnsworth
WaterTower Theatre
15650 Addison Rd
Addison, TX 75001

or email to
or fax to 972.450.6244

Now Seeking Overhire Scenic Carpenters, Painters, Electricians, Sound Mixers and Run Crew

WaterTower Theatre, the professional theatre of Addison, Texas, seeks experienced theatre production personnel for part-time, overhire work in the above roles. WTT produces plays and musicals year-round and will need overhire crew members for a few hours to a few weeks at a time throughout the year. All positions are paid and rates vary by position and experience. No housing or travel can be provided; local hires only, please.

Please send resume, contact information for three references and a cover letter stating your area of expertise to:

Caron Grant
Production Stage Manager
WaterTower Theatre
15650 Addison Rd.
Addison, TX 75001

WaterTower Theatre is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and Minorities are encouraged and welcome to apply. No phone calls. Email or mail submissions only, please.

Now Seeking Full-Time Technical Director

WaterTower Theatre seeks a full-time, year-round Technical Director. The TD will lead the scenery build for each production (6 Main Stage, 3 Studio per year) and oversee the progress and cooperation of all technical departments. The successful candidate will have demonstrated a positive collaborative spirit, effective communication skills, management of a small to medium-sized crew, working within budgetary constraints and delivering on schedule. A variety of scenic, lighting and sound experience is required, including computer aided drafting skills, basic rigging and basic automation. Personnel overseen by the TD will be 2 Carpenters, Scenic Artists, Sound Engineer and full-time Master Electrician. The position requires a licensed driver who is able to safely lift 50 pounds and manually operate a variety of tools and equipment. Salary is competitive with full health and dental insurance provided plus two weeks of paid vacation per year.

To apply, please send a cover letter & resume to: Mr. Terry Martin, Producing Artistic Director, In the subject line put: TD Search.

WaterTower Theatre is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and Minorities are encouraged and welcome to apply. No phone calls please.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Cost analysis from Scene Designer’s draftings and renderings
  • Purchase or facilitate purchase of all production materials
  • Work with designers, directors and staff to deliver each show on time for the first paying audience
  • Work with staff to facilitate productions in 3 venues during 10-day Out of the Loop Fringe Festival each year
  • Provide technical support for Education programs such as the After School Drama Program and Summer Performing Arts Conservatory
  • Provide technical support for annual Spotlight Gala and Community Cast Party
  • Delegate construction tasks and participate by leading the build for each show
  • Monitor progress and offer support for Master Electrician and Sound Engineer
  • Help hire all overhire technicians
  • Oversee and participate in strike and facility restoration after each show closes
  • Disassemble, move and reassemble seating risers and seats several times each year, with crew
  • Track expenses against production budget in conjunction with Production Stage Manager
  • Monitor and ensure shop and theatre safety as well as proper tool usage
  • Mentor and train the summer production intern
  • Manage maintenance and upkeep of company box truck
  • Other duties as assigned
WaterTower Theatre
at the Addison Theatre Centre
15650 Addison Road
Addison, Texas 75001
PH: 972.450.6230
FX: 972.450.6244
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