Costume Designer: Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe (WBTT) seeks a creative, skilled and energetic Costume Designer for our 2017-2018 season. The Costume Designer is responsible for designing, fitting, altering, and along with backstage crew and wardrobe manager, maintaining all costumes for WBTT.

The Costume Designer is directly responsible for and oversees all costumes from design to completion. Costume Designer is expected to work in an orgaznized manner through their process of research, design sketches, costume building, final fittings and by tech week, providing a costume plot for stage crew to utilize during the production. All wardrobe decisions, questions and problems will be filtered through the Costume Designer. Costume Designer must attend production meetings, tech meetings, tech rehearsals and opening night. During fittings, the Costume Designer must ensure that the alterations are done efficiently and are of the quality required for each production. Costume Designer will assign the backstage crew and wardrobe manager for all laundry duties.

Interested parties should email a cover letter, resume, and portfolio to Travis Ray, Associate Managing Director at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Salary: Competitive

Duration: September 1, 2017 – May 26, 2018

2017-2018 Season:

In the Heights
1st rehearsal: Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Run: October 11th-November 19, 2017

A Motown Christmas
1st rehearsal: Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Run: November 29-December 23, 2017

The Mountaintop
1st rehearsal: Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Run: January 10-February 18, 2018

Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill
1st rehearsal: Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Run: February 28-April 8, 2018

Soul Man: A New Musical Revue
1st rehearsal: Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Run: April 18-May 26, 2018 or May 27th?

 

Marketing & Communications Director: Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe seeks a F/T marketing director to handle and oversee all facets of the organization's marketing and public relations efforts, to support ticket sales, assist in donor cultivation and satisfaction, and maintain positive relations with the media. As WBTT is a theatre company on the cusp of tremendous growth, the Marketing Director will be responsible for developing and implementing strategic marketing plans that will enhance the organization's reach while maintaining its stellar reputation. Primary responsibilities to include marketing planning, budget reporting, and oversight of external vendors; brand management; public relations; and community relations. You will work closely with and report directly to the Executive Director and the Artistic Director to ensure the continuation of the artistic product, financial stability, and core values of the organization.

Experience and qualifications to include: BA/BS in marketing and communications or comparable professional experience; at least 5 years of marketing and public relations work experience; excellent verbal and written communication skills; knowledge of marketing and PR in the nonprofit sector; ability to prioritize and manage workload, with excellent multi-tasking skills; ability to serve multiple constituents - the media, board of directors, colleagues, and donors; and technical skills or at least knowledge in the areas of graphic design, social media, and website management. Must be able to track and report on the effectiveness of various outreach methods. Ideal candidate would have theater and/or arts experience.

We are proud to offer a diverse, inclusive workplace and be an equal opportunity employer. Salary commensurate with skills and work experience; full benefits offered. Please send cover letter and resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..