BRAVE NEW WORKSHOP SUMMARY:
The Brave New Workshop (BNW) is best known as the nation’s longest running satirical comedy theatre and one of Minnesota’s longest running entertainment organizations. Founded in 1958 by Dudley Riggs, the BNW is not only known for hilarious original comedy productions at its home on Hennepin Avenue, but also has a national presence for delivering world class innovative training and keynote products, as well as life changing education programs. For more than 60 years the BNW has inspired humans to spend more time in their best mindset through the power of transformative laughter.
POSITION TITLE AND SUMMARY:
GENERAL MANAGER / DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS, BRAVE NEW WORKSHOP
The Brave New Workshop is seeking a General Manager / Director of Operations to oversee and direct a smooth, hospitable and world class operation for shows, events, and day-to-day administrative functions at the Brave New Workshop Theatre, 824 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis. The is a full-time, salaried position, with responsibilities falling in the categories of hospitality, operations, people management, facilities management, vendor relations and administration. The Brave New Workshop is a small, entrepreneurial organization that consistently attracts passionate employees who cultivate big results. While bringing joy to others is our primary business, we take the protection and care of our customers and our brand very seriously and we work hard to exceed expectations.
BNW BENEFITS AND CULTURE
• Very personable environment and highly supportive co-workers; turnover rate is incredibly low! People stay here for years and years.
• Flexible vacation policy
• Benefits offered include Health, Dental and Life Insurances and company 401K plan
• Culture of high level of ownership for work and personal responsibility for quality. Lots of opportunity for hands-on growth and experience
• Highly visible, well-respected brand
• Creative work environment and fun, fun co-workers and atmosphere
• Convenient downtown workplace location on Hennepin Avenue, in the center of the Twin Cities entertainment community
• Company commitment to global net positive impact; we believe in the power of what we do and strive to manage our business in a sustainable and respectful way
ABOUT THE BRAVE NEW WORKSHOP
The Brave New Workshop (BNW) is the longest running satirical comedy theatre in the United States and one of Minnesota’s leading creative and comedic performance and training institutions. Founded by the legendary Dudley Riggs in 1958, the BNW has staged more than 285 original productions and exposed more than 3 million brave souls to the theatre’s unapologetic and unwavering brand of comedy and improvisation. After operating out of a storefront space in Uptown Minneapolis since 1965, the BNW bought and remodeled a multi-level building in the downtown Minneapolis theatre district in 2011. While the BNW’s comedy theatre is the historic heart of the organization, the BNW brand also includes the BNW Student Union (school of improvisation – one of the largest on the planet – now located in its beautiful new five-story space across the street at 727 Hennepin) and a thriving Creative Outreach division that delivers keynote speaking and training to the most successful companies on the planet. The 824 Hennepin Avenue building, with legendary theatre upstairs, is also home of the BNW ETC (Experimental Thinking Centre) on the main floor, which hosts rentals and events. The BNW has a unique business model; the company operates as a self-funding arts organization and is leading the industry in sustainability and green theatre efforts. The BNW culture centers around serving the customer and the community, and the proudly donates thousands of dollars and hours of services and giving to the community each year.
Full time position, open immediately. Primary work location – Brave New Workshop Theatre, 824 Hennepin Ave in downtown Minneapolis. Work schedule will be typically consisting of weekdays during normal business hours; with some nights and weekends for special events and operational supervisory duties. More info: www.BraveNewWorkshop.com
To Apply for this Position
Send RESUME, COVER LETTER, SALARY REQUIREMENTS, and 3 REFERENCES via email to:
Jenni Lilledahl, Co-Owner, Brave New Workshop
No Calls Please.
Applications accepted through Feb 25, 2019