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February 17 - March 5, 2023

Four troublemakers are sent to attend prep school alongside the children of beloved Disney heroes, they have a difficult choice to make: should they follow in their parents’ wicked footsteps or learn to be good?

May 5 - 21, 2023

Humpty Dumpty, Black Sheep, Rose Red, and Simple Simon acting as her Merry Men, Little Red Robin Hood must save all the village grannies of Sherwood Forest, including her own, an old woman who lives in a shoe, Mother Hubbard, and Mother Goose herself.

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Disney's Descendants Feb 17 - Mar 05 LEARN MORE
Little Red Robin Hood May 05 - May 21 LEARN MORE

February 12 - 7:00 p.m.

Twin Cities cabaret vocalists Jennifer Eckes and Joey Clark present the lighter side of romance

May 6 - 2:00 & 7:30 p.m.

Led by Mick Sterling, a stellar fourpiece horn section, full percussion, a double piano combination, two violins, and an incredible band totaling 14 members.

May 13 - 7:30 p.m.

Adele’s music spans all ages and Colleen Raye brings the heart and soul of it to this show.

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St. Croix Valley Opera's Cabaret Night at the Phipps Feb 12 LEARN MORE
A Billy Joel State of Mind May 06 LEARN MORE
The Music of Adele May 13 LEARN MORE
TCGMC Chamber Singers and OutLoud! Ensemble Jun 04 LEARN MORE
Charanga Tropical Jun 17 LEARN MORE
The Good, The Bad, and The Funky Jun 23 LEARN MORE

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Executive Director

The Phipps Center for the Arts (“PCA”) is seeking a new Executive Director for our vibrant arts organization. The PCA’s vision is to bring the creative arts to life and offers exciting performances, engaging exhibitions, and inspiring classes in the performing and visual arts. We are a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation operating since 1983 in historic downtown Hudson, Wisconsin, located on the beautiful St. Croix National Scenic Riverway, just 20 miles east of Minneapolis/St. Paul.

We proudly produce, present and educate in the areas of drama, children’s theater, music, visual arts and dance. As part of our educational mission, we offer lessons, classes, and workshops in the performing and visual arts throughout the year. We house a 247-seat proscenium theater, a 125-seat black box theater, 7 art galleries, scene shop, ceramics costume shop, music and dance rehearsal spaces as well as arts class space.

The Executive Director is the chief executive officer for the organization and is responsible to the Board of Directors for the overall management of PCA. Working with the Board, the executive director will promote the organization as a resource to artists and the community; develop and secure the financial resources required for the stable operations of the organization; and build and maintain the staff, volunteers and infrastructure necessary to support those activities. The Executive Director collaborates closely with our six councils (drama, children’s theater, music, visual arts, dance and volunteer) to create and develop programming. We are seeking an action-oriented and entrepreneurial leader with strong analytical skills who appreciates the arts and who enthusiastically embraces our mission.


Responsibilities

Leadership: The Executive Director must be able to make critical decisions, take risks and meet challenges. This position provides leadership to the Board and staff in developing, articulating and achieving our mission and vision for the PCA. Constructs and maintains strong relationships with the Board of Directors, councils, staff, volunteers, donors, community groups, educational institutions, and patrons.


Operational Management: Oversees all day-to-day operational and financial management functions of PCA, working with appropriate staff, councils, volunteers, and community members to ensure successful productions and programs. Includes supervision and management of staff and volunteers, negotiation of contracts and execution of contracts, and management of PCA’s resources and facilities. Obtains resources and provides direction to ensure the facility is optimally operated and maintained.


Programming: Develops and promotes a calendar of programs in collaboration with the councils that fit within the strategic direction of the organization. Engages staff, councils, volunteers and the Board to set and implement the schedule that may include performances, exhibits, classes, workshops, forums and facility rental.


Fund Development: Leads all PCA annual development, fundraising and capital campaign programs and activities, with a focus on increasing the donor and sponsorship base and improving fundraising methods and operating systems. Plays a key role in planning and implementing fundraising strategies, securing sponsors and donors, seeking grants and writing proposals that support the PCAprograms and mission.


Marketing: Produces and promotes a comprehensive publicity program in the community. Works with staff and volunteers to create and implement a marketing plan with the goal of increasing membership, sales, and participation in the organization’s activities.


Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree in an arts, business or a related field and a minimum of five years of relevant leadership experience, with a broad base of knowledge and skills in leadership and management of non-profit arts organizations.


Compensation

This position is a full-time, exempt position with a generous salary and benefit package depending upon experience and qualifications, starting at an annual salary of $85,000. This position has a flexible schedule with many evening and weekend hours. Benefits include health insurance, vacation, sick leave, holiday pay, retirement plan and 403(b) option.


Equal Opportunity Employer

The Phipps Center for the Arts is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, parental status, military status, or any other statutorily protected reason.


How to Apply To apply, send a cover letter, resume, and three references to the Executive Director Search Committee at info@ThePhipps.org by February 10, 2023. In addition to a standard background check, this position requires a credit check that is satisfactory to the Board of Directors.

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Guest Services Associate

The Phipps Center for the Arts is seeking a Guest Services Associate. The Guest Services Associate is a customer-facing and support role for all programs occurring at The Phipps. Associates are a friendly face positioned at the Center’s Welcome Desk providing exceptional customer service to all levels of participants from audience members to class attendees.


Position Details:

  • 15 – 25 hours a week
  • Various weekday, evening, and weekend shifts available
  • Compensation: $15/Hour


Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist guests on the phone and in person at the Welcome Desk with general information about the Center and schedule, provide various ticketing services and other customer service processes.
  • Support with concession sales.
  • Open and close the building as assigned.
  • Deliver outstanding customer service to guest and program participants.
  • Answer guest questions promptly, accurately, respectfully, and thoroughly.
  • Provide assistance as needed on various facility and administrative projects.
  • The ability to walk, stand for extended periods of time, move furniture on occasion, light custodial duties if needed, and lift up to 30 pounds.
  • Contribute to a positive, supportive team environment where all staff members can be successful.


Ideal Candidates are:

  • Positive, articulate, outgoing, and friendly.
  • Able to work in an upbeat and often fast-paced environment.
  • Have reliable transportation.
  • Comfortable answering customer questions and take patience and care in resolving customer service issues.
  • Representative of different cultural and demographic groups from our community.
  • Willing to learn new technologies and skill sets.
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to multitask.
  • Customer service: 1 year
  • Computer skills: 1 year
  • Ages 21 and over


Equal Opportunity Employer

The Phipps Center for the Arts is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, parental status, military status, or any other statutorily protected reason.


How to Apply

To apply, send a cover letter, and resume to info@thephipps.org. No phone calls or walk ins accepted.

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Production Staff

The Phipps is currently seeking paid theatrical support roles (directors, designers, stage managers, technicians, crew, and more) to work on our many seasonal events from theater to dance to concerts.

The Phipps is a multi-use performing arts space. We produce and present events on our 250 seat, proscenium mainstage “John H. Potter Theater”, our intimate 125 seat Black Box Theater, as well as performance, music and dance recitals throughout our studios and galleries.

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Base Rates for Production Support Roles:

Director: $1,200

Lighting Designer: $1,000

Scenic Designer: $1,100

Costume Designer: $1,000 + Production?

Props Designer: $500

Sound Designer: $500 play/ $850 musical (+ additional for mixing)

Choreographer: $1,000

Music Director: $1,000 + additional for conducting TBD

Stage Manager: $1,000

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Custodian

The Phipps Center for the Arts is seeking a custodian. The Custodian cleans and maintains assigned areas to meet customer and client satisfaction. Essential functions and responsibilities of the position may vary by requirements and business needs.


Compensation

$15/Hour


Schedule

Part-time custodian needed at performance times. Primarily Friday evenings and weekends, most weekends.


Primary Responsibilities

  • Tidies and checks supplies in restrooms before and during performances
  • Sprays disinfectant in theater after performances
  • Ensures that sidewalks are clear of snow and ice before and after performance and that grounds are clear of litter
  • Is available to staff to deal with issues as they arise
  • Follows procedures for storage and disposal of trash and transports it to designated areas
  • Reports maintenance concerns via work order requests to appropriate personnel
  • Completes any daily paperwork required

Other duties and tasks as assigned by manager


Qualifications

  • Previous custodial experience preferred but not required.
  • The ability to walk or stand for extended periods of time, lift up to 50 pounds and the ability to climb stairs as needed are required.
  • Must be able to pass a background check.
  • Immediate Start date!


Equal Opportunity Employer

The Phipps Center for the Arts is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, parental status, military status, or any other statutorily protected reason.


How to Apply

Email info@thephipps.org with contact information to be considered. No phone calls or walk ins accepted.

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