Year Round Employment



Year-Round Employment

Employment Equity Statement


The Black Hills Playhouse strongly encourages women, people of color, LGBT individuals, people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, and veterans to apply or audition. We are an equal opportunity employer and applicants will not be discriminated against because of race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, citizenship status, disability, ancestry, marital status, medical condition, or any protected category prohibited by local, state, or federal laws.

Open Positions

Operations / Development Assistant Black Hills Playhouse

Rev. 12.2021



The Operations / Development Assistant provides administrative and program support in Rapid City to ensure efficient operations and development work for the theatre. This person is responsible for confidential and time-sensitive materials in the course of their work. They may direct and lead the work of others and are expected to rely on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals that support the executive staff and the strategic plan of the organization.​


Organization Profile

Founded in 1946, The Black Hills Playhouse (BHP) is a region-wide theatrical service organization whose mission is to engage diverse people and build stronger communities through artistically challenging, transformative, and inclusive performing arts experiences. The Black Hills Playhouse summer stock theatre produces a 14-week season in an intimate 347-seat proscenium theater located in Custer State Park in the Black Hills of South Dakota. Numerous educational programs, based out of Sioux Falls, SD, serve approximately 2,000 participants each year between Children’s Theatre Tours, Summer Performing Arts Camps, and All-Ability Programs such as productions and camps for people inclusive of people with disabilities.




  • Answer and direct company phone calls and emails

  • Maintain contact lists and databases

  • Produce and distribute correspondence letters and forms

  • Maintain equipment inventories and manage preventative maintenance

  • Administrative duties such as filing, computer work, scanning, copying as needed

  • Provide support for board and committee meetings as requested

  • Ability use Excel to sort and analyze data preferred


  • Work with bookkeeper to keep bills paid and organized

  • Maintain financial filing system

  • Create deposits and invoices in Quickbooks Online


  • Enter donations into Arts People database, produce thank you letters

  • Provide logistical support at fundraising events

  • Generate reports from accounting, tickets system, and fundraising software programs

  • Interact with donors



  • Learn Arts People database and reservation system

  • Provide service support for package sales and reservations as needed

  • Assist with production of flyers, programs, and marketing materials as requested

  • Provide social media support as requested





  • An independent, self-starter who works well with donors and customers

  • Enthusiastic, strong interpersonal skills, proactive thinker, and the ability to work within a team

  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple responsibilities and tasks with attention to detail

  • Experience in Word, Excel, Google Suite, Quickbooks and database software preferred

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Tactful, diplomatic, and able to maintain confidentiality for sensitive information

  • B.A. degree(s) or equivalent life/work experience preferred

  • Knowledge and appreciation of performing arts preferred

  • Willing to train, BIPOC applications encouraged


Reports to: Executive Director


Hours: This position is designed for 40 hours/wk. ​It is a full-time, year-round position.


Benefits:  Includes paid time off as needed and possible, flexibility to maintain work/life balance, ability to attend regional performing arts events, use of a company cell phone and laptop as needed, ability to work remotely on some projects, HRA health savings account. ​


Salary Range: $32,000.00 to $35,000.00 /year DOE


Please apply through and submit application

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