Every employee has the right to a respectful, considerate, dignified and non-sexualized working environment. The Community Agreement applies to all members of staff, visiting artists, producing companies, and temporary employees. It is the responsibility of all managers, staff members, and others employed by 59E59 Theaters to ensure this Community Agreement is upheld and clearly communicated to everyone. It is the duty of every employee to maintain a welcoming workspace that fosters understanding, collaboration, and respect. 59E59 Theaters’ leadership in tandem with Supervisors and Managers will encourage and provide a framework for Employees to discuss or formally report any issues and concerns regarding conduct or ethics without fear of retaliation. Additionally, we commit to the following:
Communicate openly and transparently within each department, between departments, and interpersonally.
Hold quarterly all-staff meetings to review our goals, share achievements and discuss areas for improvement across all levels of the organization.
Share clear job descriptions, responsibilities and roles, and systems for accountability with all staff.
Provide annual performance evaluations for all staff, including 360 reviews for supervisors and executive leaders from their direct reports facilitated by the Board, when appropriate.
Hold Employees responsible for their behavior and understand that any oppressive, threatening, aggressive, bullying, harassment or unwanted sexual attention, language or touching- will trigger disciplinary action.
Value the labor of all individuals by not making use of volunteer labor and committing to pay all employees including interns.
Aspire to a healthy work / life balance implementing a firm maximum of 40 hour work weeks.
Practice transparent hiring practices (including clear salary recommendations for postings) throughout the entire organization.
Drive hiring practices that foster true and honest *intersectionality.
Develop job descriptions that mitigate the potential for harmful bias.
Support Gap Training, and provide professional development and mentorship opportunities for all employees.