American Players Theatre
5950 Golf Course Road
P.O. Box 819
Spring Green, WI 53588
About American Players Theatre
APT is a classical summer theatre company, situated in rural Wisconsin, with an annual operating budget of $6 million that draws an audience in excess of 110,000 each year. It performs in a beautiful 1088-seat outdoor theater and in a 201-seat indoor theater. The company has enjoyed steady growth, striking artistic success, remarkable financial stability and increasing national recognition in recent years. In December 2011, APT was selected by Terry Teachout of The Wall Street Journal as his “company of the year.”
American Players Theatre is an equal opportunity employer and encourages all to apply.
All production positions are currently filled.
American Players Theatre is looking for a flexible and experienced Groundskeeper. Responsibilities to include mowing, weed eating and pulling, brush and tree work, trail maintenance, watering and other tasks as advised. The Groundskeeper positions runs April-October, 25-35 hours per week. The ideal candidate will be have previous groundskeeper or lawn care experience, be flexible and interested in working both independently and with a team. Please send a letter of intent and resume to Cari Stebbins at 608-588-9210, or by email at email@example.com
American Players Theatre is looking for a responsible, organized, and enthusiastic people-person to work with APT’s concessions staff. The Assistant Concessions Manager position begins in Late May, runs through the beginning of October and requires night and weekends, as well as weekdays in September for student matinees. The ideal candidate will have previous customer service and managing experience, be able to multi task and handle fast paced work, have excellent communication skills and enjoy working outdoors. Please send a letter of intent and resume to Cari Stebbins at 608-588-9210, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
APT is seeking part-time, seasonal Box Office Staff to work 15 to 25 hours per week in an office environment selling tickets and providing excellent customer service for all our patrons. Position runs mid-May through September. Must be available evening and weekend hours. Strong computer skills, excellent communication skills, attention to detail, and customer service experience are required. Experience with call centers and familiarity with American Players Theatre a plus. For an application or more information please contact Sharon Moshure, Box Office Manager, at email@example.com or 608-588-9270.
We are fully cast for 2018, please check back in the fall for audition information for our 2019 season.
Development Officer - American Players Theatre is searching for a dynamic and enthusiastic fundraiser to join its development team. The team currently consists of two development officers (the new hire would be a third) and a donor relations manager. The development officer will report to the Director of Communications and work closely with the Managing Director.
The charge of the development officer is to identify, engage, cultivate, solicit and steward current and prospective donors in their financial support for American Players Theatre. They will be responsible for building and managing a portfolio of donors and potential donors, largely drawn from APT’s current audience/donor base but also from corporate, foundation and other individual sources. They will work with existing donors in establishing an ever-deepening relationship with APT, and must also cultivate and solicit new donors.
The successful candidate will thrive in a very highly collaborative environment, both within the development department and throughout the organization. They should crave getting to know people and talking to them about APT (therefore, excellent verbal and written skills will be necessary). They will be a task-oriented person who is driven by goals, both internal and external. They will have a proven track record in gift solicitation and be able to demonstrate previous successful cultivation, solicitation and stewardship efforts. Since most constituents visit APT on evenings and weekends, the successful candidate should be in a position to work a flexible schedule that includes ample night and weekend hours, especially June through November. Prior knowledge of and enthusiasm for American Players Theatre is a plus.
This is a full-time, exempt position with benefits and the salary is commensurate with experience.
APT is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We welcome applications from a broad range of applicants.
To apply, please send cover letter and resume to: Sara Young, firstname.lastname@example.org.
About American Players Theatre
American Players Theatre is a professional theater located just outside Spring Green, Wisconsin. Situated on 110 acres of hilly woods and meadows, APT has two theaters, the newly renovated 1089-seat outdoor amphitheater and the 201-seat indoor Touchstone Theatre. From June through November, APT produces nine plays in rotating repertory. With annual attendance of over 110,000 and an annual budget of $6 million, APT ranks as the country’s second largest outdoor theater devoted to the classics. Last year, Terry Teachout, theater critic of The Wall Street Journal, said APT was “America’s finest classical theater festival, unrivaled for the unfailing excellence of its productions.”
At APT, we believe that how we do our work is as important as the work we do, so we strive to be and organization based on trust, respect, personal responsibility, true collaboration and shared delight in constant improvement.
Last year, APT’s development department raised $1.5 million for annual operations (25% of total income) and successfully closed an $8 million capital campaign to rebuild and renovate the flagship Hill Theatre which opened last June. The APT Foundation, established in 2013 just passed the $1 million mark ahead of schedule. The theater is in the midst of strategic planning which will conclude at the end of 2018.
APT does not have a production internship program. Due to the nature of our repertory season and the speed at which we work we are unable to support interns in the way they should be. If you are available for our entire season, which runs from early May to mid-October, you may be interested in our Production Assistant position. All PA positions are currently filled; please check back later in the year for next season's posting.