Job Title:                     Administrative Assistant (PT)

Department:               Office

Reports To:                 Executive Director



 The Ramsdell Regional Center for the Arts seeks a highly-motivated individual with a business and marketing background to promote programs and to seek and book event and rental business with a focus on weddings. This employee must have previous experience in public relations and/or sales and possess excellent communication skills. This person will also be responsible for day-to-day administrative duties. The expectation for office hours would be 20 hours per week at $12.50 an hour. Some evening and weekend hours may be required. Send resume, cover letter, and job application to xverna@RamsdellTheatre.org by Friday, November 3. For questions, call 231-398-9770.




 Provide administrative assistance to ED

  • Scheduling calendar and update website
  • Accept and make phone calls
  • Sending memos
  • Accepting visitors
  • Setting business meeting agendas
  • Coordinate volunteer needs


  • Build and manage a rich content/editorial calendar that draws audiences to our programs
  • Grow new wedding and rental leads, by converting site traffic through calls-to-action, landing pages, and lead generation content (including offers)
  • Optimize our marketing automation and lead nurturing processes through email, content, and social channels
  • Understand marketing trends and how that activity turns into customers, and continually refine our process to convert customers
  • Work with our area business partners and local newspapers to increase our reach


  • Work as contact for renters
    • Clear all date requests with Executive Director (ED)
  • Create contracts for agreed upon facility uses
    • Clear rental/use costs and present final charges for creation of invoices to ED
  • Plan, coordinate & provide oversight of facility setups
  • Oversee rentals and ensure everything is in order
  • Provide assistance as needed



If you have ever entertained the idea of joining a production at the Ramsdell, now is your chance. The cherished family classic, A Christmas Carol, will be presented at the Ramsdell Theatre this December as part of the “Sleighbell at the Ramsdell” celebration.   After adapting the story for the stage and adding original music along with traditional Christmas Carols, director, Dr. Rick Plummer rechristened the show – A Tuneful Christmas Carol.   He promises a production heartily infused with the Christmas Spirit which will deliver holiday fun for the whole family.

 A Tuneful Christmas Carol includes all of the beloved and delightful Dickens characters from Scrooge to Tiny Tim; Fezziwigs to Cratchits; and Christmas Spirits galore.  Designers are already hard at work to fully produce this classic tale in a style that is both beautiful and visually captivating along with more than a little magic.  Actors of all ages are needed to fill the many character parts as well as dancers, and singers for the a cappella choir of Carolers. The character of Charles Dickens himself appears as a Narrator who, in both song and in spoken word, stitches together the magical threads of the beloved family Christmas classic.  Auditions are scheduled for Sunday, October 8th from 2 to 5pm and on Monday, October 9th from 7 to 9pm in Hardy Hall at the Ramsdell Regional Center for the Arts.  Actors do not need to prepare an audition piece – simply be ready to read from the script, sing a Christmas Carol that will be provided at auditions, and dance a bit.  All levels of experience are welcome.  

South American Music at the Ramsdell!

South American Sounds Tour to Include Ramsdell Stage

The Ramsdell Regional Center for the Arts will showcase the South American sounds of two outstanding groups on Friday, October 6th, at 7pm. Both Choro Das 3 (CD3) and The Alberto Rojo Trio will be visiting Manistee and the Ramsdell stage for the first time and are looking forward to sharing their unique musical styles.

CD3 performs a Brazilian music style known as Choro, an instrumental music genre that transpired in the 19th century from Brazil. The three sisters and their father are excited to play music from their eight albums. This visit to the Ramsdell is part of their 2017 USA tour.

“Sharing our music with as many people as possible is our dream. We’ve never been to Michigan before,” said Corina Ferreira, CD3 band member. “Including the Ramsdell Theatre in our tour is such a treat for us, especially in this remarkable year, when we celebrate our 15th anniversary, our 5th USA tour and release our 8th CD.”

Joining CD3 for the evening will be The Alberto Rojo Trio. Their music focuses on both traditional Argentinean folk songs and styles along with new compositions. The band members Alberto Rojo, Michael Gould, and Mikael Berglund perform styles such as The Tango, Chacarera, and jazz that they arrange with South American flare.

“We are excited to come to the Ramsdell theatre to be a part of this concert,” said Gould. “We look forward to people coming out and enjoying the blend we have developed with not only Argentinean music and Jazz but also our interests in science and art mixed with the music we play. See you there!”

“The RRCA plans to continue creating opportunities for cultural exchange like this” said the organization’s Executive Director, Xavier Verna. “I’m so thrilled to welcome Choro Das 3 and The Alberto Rojo Trio to the Ramsdell stage as part of their tour. We’re getting an extraordinary mix of genres at this concert. Seldom do we see how fusion of traditional folk music and jazz is created. This will be a highly enjoyable and educational experience for all!”

Join these two incredibly talented groups for a night full of music. Tickets are $22 for Adults and $13 for Students. Concessions and merchandise will be sold starting at 6:00pm. There will be a short intermission. Tickets can be purchased at MyNorthTickets.com or by calling 1-800-836-0717.