Who says there are no jobs in this economy. Here are 2!

Are you an Un?  If so, then you should be looking for a new job.

What’s an Un?  Unemployed, uninspired or under-appreciated.

Don’t wait for your old job to call you back if you got laid off (that’s like staying home on a Saturday night waiting for a girl/guy who dumped you to call), and don’t sit back and wait for your current job to get better.  It won’t.

Look for another opportunity, or even better, create your own.

Here are a couple of job opps that appeared in my inbox this week, including one gig with a subsidiary of my company:


The Director of Development will be responsible for overseeing and executing the organization’s development and marketing strategies, including:  maintaining relationships and communication with diverse sources of contributed income (including individuals, corporations, foundations, and government agencies); identifying, cultivating and soliciting potential funding prospects; overseeing the fulfillment of member, patron, and sponsor benefits; maintaining development mailing lists and research files; and supervising development interns, grant writers, and other part time employees or independent contractors who are engaged by NYMF to assist with development activities.

The person who fills this role will ultimately be responsible for maintaining and building the community of support for the organization to enable the strategic growth of the organization and to ensure that the festival can continue to be an affordable and accessible venue for independent artists.

Excellent writing, oral communication, and customer service skills are essential.  Computer proficiency, including MS Office (Excel, Word, Outlook).  Prior experience in development or fund raising.

The ideal candidate will be a creative thinker and strategic marketer interested in growing with the organization.

Salary is $30-45k, commensurate with experience.

Interested applicants should email Elizabeth Lucas at eal@elizabethlucas.com.


Davenport Theatrical Enterprises, Inc. is seeking an Editor/Content Manager for three websites which it founded and manages:


Responsibilities will include:

– Coming up with feature story and video ideas
– Coordinating the production of feature videos with our crew
– Writing daily news blurbs and feature stories
– Managing reviewers
– Uploading photos, videos to websites

The ideal person for this position would possess the following skills and qualifications:

– Experience in theatrical media (preferably websites)
– Relationships with theatrical press reps
– Strong computer skills (graphic design, photoshop, video editing and HTML a plus)
– Excellent and exciting writer
– Organized and outgoing
– Interested in getting involved with a start up business and helping it grow.

We see this as a part-time position that would lead to full time. There may be the possibility to work from home.

Salary commensurate upon experience.

Interested applicants should email info@broadwayspace.com.

Good luck in becoming an un-Un!

A potpourri of posts in one.

Here’s a quick rundown of some stuff I’ve been meaning to tell you:

  • Got a new musical in development?  Submit it to the NYMF (the festival where Altar Boyz was born).  Their Early Bird deadline is coming up on 2/2 (final deadline is 3/2).  Read more about it, including a quote from me about how it helped us, here.
    • If you have questions about the NYMF, head over to the Q&A/social at the Irish Rogue on Wed. 1/28 at 6 PM)
    • If you haven’t finished your show in time for the deadline, then go finish your show in time for the deadline.
  • Speaking of Early Birds, TRU has an Early Bird Special going on for their latest “Boot Camp” on 1/24.  The subject of this Camp?  Everyone’s favorite, and the question that I get most often:  “Raising Money for Theater: How, Who and When to Ask”
    •  If you want to go, make sure you say that you are
      a “FRIEND OF KEN” when you register, and they’ll give you the Member
      Rate, even if you’re not a member. 
    • Save more money by registering by 1/19. 
  • 20at20, the 2 week Off-Broadway promotion where you can get $20 tickets for over 20 shows is back from 1/26 – 2/8.
    • Oh, and if you need a recommendation on 1, 2 or 3 shows to see, lemme know. 🙂
  • Here’s the interview I did for RNN TV on the current economic crisis and how it is affecting my shows.  Parental Discretion Advised, as it also features Time Out NY critic Adam Feldman.
  • Here’s an article about the Ticket Summit panel I was on earlier this month.
  • And this one deserves repeating . . . If you haven’t finished your show in time for the NYMF deadline, or whatever deadline you’ve set, then go finish your show!  I’ll even let you stop reading the blog if you promise to finish your show. 🙂  Title of Show it, yo!