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  • Data Steward (Posted September 21, 2018)

    The Dramatists Guild of America is seeking to fill the new position of “Data Steward,” to help develop and supervise the processes and protocols for data collection and integrity, and the operations of its various internal databases. The Data Steward will report to the Director of Membership, and will also coordinate with the Guild’s other departments, to provide a range of data-driven services.

    TO APPLY: Email your cover letter and resume to tfallon@dramatistsguild.com

    The Dramatists Guild is the membership association of professional playwrights, librettists, composers, and lyricists writing for the stage in the United States, and it has been advocating, educating, and providing services for its members since 1919.

    Qualified applicants for this new position will be individuals who display a demonstrated ability and appetite for working on extensive, independent, data-focused projects. Previous experience working with theatre or other performing arts organizations is NOT REQUIRED, but previous experience working with Zoho is a plus.

    The Guild is looking for an individual who will:
    • Assist the Membership Department in the day-to-day management of the CRM database, related databases, and various information collection accounts;
    • Manage the daily flow of new data from various web forms, surveys, and email accounts, ensuring all updates are accurately inputted and organized in a timely manner;
    • Verify new database entries for proper formatting, as per Guild standards;
    • Review and clean legacy data in the CRM database;
    • Collaborate with the Guild’s Office Assistant in handling returned mail and address verification;
    • Work across departments to maintain and refine current data processes, and assist the Membership Department in the implementation of new data processes;
    • Work with all departments to support and maintain standard and custom reports;
    • Manage the ongoing maintenance of the Guild’s Resource Directory Online to ensure data integrity and to retain a premium value for all members;
    • Develop and maintain flowcharts detailing the relationship and interactions of the Guild’s various databases and data modules;
    • Develop and maintain guidelines regarding data management and input procedures;
    • Maintain the Guild’s supporting material archive, and develop strategies in conjunction with the Guild’s Archivist for the proper storage of both physical and digital documents;
    • Build proper workflows to meet daily maintenance requirements, with the ability to complete special projects at a moment’s notice; and
    • Attend weekly meetings reporting to the Director of Membership to discuss data anomalies, share analytics, and review new data input.

    The Dramatists Guild seeks an individual with the following skills and qualifications:
    • Ability to work both independently and as part of a membership-based team;
    • Ability to draw on experience, analytical skills, and good judgment to efficiently plan, prioritize, and accomplish goals;
    • Ability to show leadership and to support and train team members;
    • Demonstrated reliable attendance to ensure successful and timely project completion;
    • Effective oral and written communication skills; and
    • Exceptional proofreading skills.

    This is a full-time position with a starting salary of $40,000-$45,000 (depending on skills and experience), with a full range of benefits available.

    The Dramatists Guild of America is committed to exposing and eliminating the systemic biases that exist in all aspects of our field. We commit to doing this both within our own organization and with advocacy throughout our field. We take on this commitment on behalf of the plurality of our membership whose career paths are made demonstrably steeper by an unequal distribution of resources, mentorships, recognition, and productions. We take on this commitment because when opportunities are disproportionately concentrated in one narrow demographic, our stages are deprived of a full accounting of the world we live in. The Dramatists Guild invites all members of the theater community to join us in taking concrete steps to challenge stereotypes of otherness and to address conscious and unconscious bias in our decision-making processes.

  • Archivist (Posted August 29, 2018)

    The Dramatists Guild is looking for an Archivist for a long-term project to (1) plan for and process the existing records of the Guild, through MPLP and other methods; (2) help prepare archival material for the Guild’s 100th anniversary, and (3) establish an ongoing program of membership records digital conversion. The initial project will be funded for up to three years, with possible extensions thereafter depending on funding and need.

    TO APPLY: Email your cover letter and resume to tfallon@dramatistsguild.com

    The Dramatists Guild is the membership association of professional playwrights, librettists, composers, and lyricists writing for the stage in the United States since 1919. They will be celebrating 100 years of existence in 2019, making this the perfect time to dive deeply into the records of this unique organization. The Archivist will work under the direction of the Archives Committee and the Events Committee of the Dramatists Guild. As the membership association of the often unsung dramatists, this is a perfect opportunity to organize the mostly untold story of American theatrical writers through the Guild’s own records, as well as laying a solid foundation for its digital future.

    The Dramatists Guild is looking for an individual who will:

    • Survey 600+ boxes of archival records in off-site storage; determine the extent and types of materials in the collection; create box lists; plan for creation of collection finding aids;
    • Establish processing, conservation, and disposition of records protocols;
    • Create on-site processing area at Dramatists Guild offices;
    • Train and utilize Guild volunteers with preliminary processing and re-boxing of off-site storage materials;
    • Work with the Guild’s Archives Committee, Events Committee, and staff in establishing realistic goals and accomplishments for the 100th anniversary;
    • Reactivate dormant digitization project of records (particularly member records) into a CRM system in coordination with various departments;
    • Plan for long-term placement and disposition of Guild records; and
    • Other archival duties as defined throughout the project.

    The Dramatists Guild seeks an individual with the following skills and qualifications:

    • Masters in Library and Information Science, with a specialization in archival studies;
    • Demonstrated understanding of archival collections and principles of arrangement and description through a completed finding aid or other description tool;
    • Some experience in digital archives management and understanding of CRM systems such as ZOHO;
    • Familiarity with MAR and EAD; AACR2 and DACS; and with the use and application of standardized vocabularies;
    • Ability to lift, bend, and reach boxes or volumes weighing up to 40 lbs. repeatedly;
    • Ability to travel to, and partially work from, an off-site storage company for a portion of the project;
    • Supervisory experience, particularly with volunteers, either within an archive or another work setting;Strong organization and time-management skills; attention to accuracy and detail are essential;
    • Ability to work both independently and as part of a membership-based team;
    • Demonstrated reliable attendance to ensure successful and timely project completion;
    • Effective oral and written communication skills; and
    • Experience working with theater or other performing arts materials preferred.

     

    This is a full-time position with a starting salary of $45,000-$50,000 (depending on skills and experience), with a full range of benefits available.

    The Dramatists Guild of America is committed to exposing and eliminating the systemic biases that exist in all aspects of our field. We commit to doing this both within our own organization and with advocacy throughout our field. We take on this commitment on behalf of the plurality of our membership whose career paths are made demonstrably steeper by an unequal distribution of resources, mentorships, recognition, and productions. We take on this commitment because when opportunities are disproportionately concentrated in one narrow demographic, our stages are deprived of a full accounting of the world we live in. The Dramatists Guild invites all members of the theater community to join us in taking concrete steps to challenge stereotypes of otherness and to address conscious and unconscious bias in our decision-making processes.