28 Feb 2016

Temporary Job Seasonal Staff

Totem Pole Playhouse (Job Poster) – Fayetteville, Pennsylvania, United States

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Job Description

TECHNICAL DIRECTOR
The Technical Director is responsible for the construction, load-in, and strike of scenery for a fast-paced 5-show season. The candidate will manage the shop activities with a crew of carpenters, painters and interns. Duties include working with designers and directors, drafting scenery to be built and/or manipulated, coordinating shop flow to meet strict deadlines, maintaining a safe and efficient working environment, and keeping a budget. The candidate must possess proficient knowledge and experience in scenic construction, rigging, computer programs such as CAD and Excel, tool maintenance, and shop safety. An ability to multitask, be proactive, make quick decisions in stressful situations, and create a collaborative and enjoyable learning environment is essential. This position requires strong organizational, technical, leadership, and communication skills. The candidate will also need to be capable of working on tall ladders, capable of lifting at least 50 lbs., working long hard hours, and have a valid driver’s license. A strict start date of May 9 is required (May 5 preferred), and the contract ends August 19.

ASSISTANT TECHNICAL DIRECTOR/MASTER CARPENTER
The Assistant Technical Director/Master Carpenter is responsible, in conjunction with the Technical Director, for the construction, load-in, and strike of scenery for a fast-paced 5-show season. The candidate will assist in managing the shop crew and supervising daily activities. Other duties may include the budgeting, drafting, and building of scenery. Proficient knowledge and experience in scenic construction, rigging, and shop safety is required. At any time, the ATD will need to run crews and have enough understanding of current events to answer questions in the absence of the TD. This position requires strong organizational, technical, leadership, and communication skills. The candidate will also need to be capable of working on tall ladders, capable of lifting at least 50 lbs., working long hard hours, and have a valid driver’s license. A strict start date of May 9 is required (May 5 preferred), and the contract ends August 19.

SCENIC CARPENTER
The Scenic Carpenter will work as part of a team under the Technical Director and Assistant Technical Director, and build or modify scenery for a fast-paced 5-show season. The candidate will work with power tools on a daily basis and be required to move scenery between the shop space, storage areas, the rehearsal hall, and the stage for load-ins, strikes, and build periods. Applicants should have moderate knowledge and experience in traditional scenery construction, rigging, and safe wood shop practices. The candidate will also need to be capable of working on tall ladders, lifting at least 50 lbs., working outdoors in the sun, and working long hard hours. A strict start date of May 9 is required, and the contract ends August 19.

SCENIC ARTIST
The Scenic Artist is responsible for working with the Scenic Designer(s), the Prop Master, and the Technical Director to accomplish all scenic painting for a fast-paced 5-show season. The candidate will manage paint supplies, crews, and scenery as needed to achieve the look of provided paint elevations or designer requests. The candidate should have knowledge of all traditional scenic painting and finishing techniques, be able to work independently, delegate and train others as needed, and maintain a clean and safe work environment. This position requires strong communication skills, and the ability to work under pressure and other tasks as assigned. The candidate will also need to be capable of working on tall ladders, lifting at least 50 lbs., working long hard hours, and working outdoors in the sun. A strict start date of May 9 is required and the contract ends August 19.

MASTER ELECTRICIAN/CARPENTER
The Master Electrician is responsible for the planning, load-in, and strike of lighting equipment for a fast-paced 5-show season. The candidate will work closely with designers to execute lighting plots. A firm understanding of instrumentation, rigging, electricity and circuiting, and programing (ETC) are required to accomplish the difficult task of changing over plots quickly and efficiently. This position requires strong communication skills and the ability to work under pressure. The candidate will also need to be capable of working on tall ladders, lifting at least 50 lbs., and working long hard hours. The running of the light board for the majority of the season’s performances is expected. The ideal candidate displays a desire and background to assist the scene shop in building scenery, and to fulfill other duties as assigned during down time. A strict start date of May 9 is required, and the contract ends August 19.

SOUND ENGINEER
The Sound Engineer is responsible for meeting the expectations of house playback and sound reinforcement for a fast-paced 5-show season. The candidate will work closely with designers, directors, and artistic staff in order to achieve proper amplification with the house system, and will assist in planning the acquirement of rental equipment or new equipment as needed. Duties include planning and organizing equipment needs, creating sound plots, loading-in and striking equipment, programing and running the audio console and playback computer for the majority of performances, and maintaining wireless mics for each performance. The candidate must possess knowledge and experience in sound equipment and plots, trouble-shooting problems quickly, Mac OS X, and QLab. This position requires strong communication skills and the ability to work under pressure. The candidate will also need to be capable of working on tall ladders, capable of lifting at least 50 lbs., be asked to work in other departments as needed, and working long hard hours. The ideal candidate displays a desire and background for potential design opportunities in the season, and may be asked to assist in other areas of production. A strict start date of May 16 required, and the contract ends August 14.

COSTUME SHOP MANAGER w/ DESIGN OPPORTUNITIES
The Costume Shop Manager is responsible for the construction, manipulation, and organization of the costumes for a fast-paced 5-show season. The candidate will collaborate with designers, oversee all aspects of costume construction and stock usage, organize build/fitting schedules, maintain materials/labor budgets, oversee fittings, supervise shopping, and supervise wardrobe crew with daily show paperwork and maintenance. Applicants should have superior knowledge of costume construction, costume administration, ability to work with a wide range of personalities and display strong leadership and communication skills. The ideal candidate displays a desire and background for potential design opportunities in the season. The candidate will also need to be capable of working on tall ladders, capable of lifting at least 50 lbs., working long hard hours, and have a valid driver’s license. A strict start date of May 9 is required and the contract ends August 19.

COSTUME SHOP ASSISTANT
The Costume Shop Assistant will assist the Costume Shop Manager in daily activities in the costume shop and around the theatre. The candidate will maintain the dressing rooms and costumes for all productions, and help fabricate, modify, and acquire costumes for a fast-paced 5-show season. The applicant must be a practiced stitcher, and have costume or clothing construction knowledge and experience. College students are encouraged to apply as this position could be considered an apprenticeship. The candidate will also need to be capable of working on tall ladders, capable of lifting at least 50 lbs., and working long hard hours. A strict start date of May 9 is required and the contract ends August 19.

WARDROBE ASSISTANT
The Wardrobe Assistant will assist the Costume Shop Manger in maintaining costumes during the run of shows. The candidate will attend every performance during the 5-show season, assist in costume changes backstage, be responsible for the upkeep of costumes and the dressing rooms, and perform the daily show laundry. There will be opportunities for the candidate to work in the costume shop stitching and altering costume stock. The candidate will also need to be capable of working on tall ladders, lifting at least 50 lbs., and working long hard hours. A strict start date of May 9 is required and the contract ends Aug. 19.

PRODUCTION ASSISTANT – NON AEA/AEA (Stage Management Internship)
The Production Assistant will assist the AEA Stage Manager(s) and Assistant Stage Manager(s) with scheduling, and running rehearsals and performances. Duties will include: producing daily rehearsal schedules, reports, and fitting schedules, as well as producing and communicating run sheets and all paperwork for the production crew. The candidate will also work closely with the Props Master and/or designers in order to maintain property lists, storage, and use for a fast-paced 5-show season. Qualifications are to have a good sense of humor, strong organizational, leadership, and management skills, the ability to work well with people, and to function calmly under pressure, with demanding personalities, and working long hours. The candidate will also need to be capable of working on tall ladders, and lifting at least 50 lbs. This position may earn EMC points as desired.

PRODUCTION INTERNS
Production Internships are available in all areas of technical production. All production interns will participate fully in the day-to-day operations in all departments and gain practical experience working and training with professional designers, directors and production personnel. In order to encourage better-rounded artists, all interns will work in multiple areas of production in order to gain awareness and appreciation of all the elements of theater production. Duties as assigned will be to build/strike/load-in scenery, work in costumes, work in properties, do lighting strikes and hangs, and be run crew (such as deck crew, A2, light/sound board op, spot op, or wardrobe).
The ideal candidates are energetic and in the early to intermediate stages of their careers and display a strong interest in furthering their professional development and a commitment to working as part of a team in a rigorous summer stock schedule. The candidates will also need to be capable of working on tall ladders, capable of lifting at least 50 lbs., and working long hard hours. Time commitment is the entire summer, with some flexibility, working 9am to 5pm, 6-7 days a week, and evenings if assigned as production run crew. Expect to work 12-14 hour days all summer long.
Interns will receive a weekly stipend and housing is provided in a shared staff house. College credit may be available. Check with your school for further details.

 

 


• Job Title: Seasonal Staff
• Job Type: Temporary Job
• Employer: Totem Pole Playhouse
• website: www.totempoleplayhouse.org
• Location: Fayetteville, Pennsylvania, United States

Job Categories: Theatre. Job Types: Temporary. Job Tags: director and theatre. Location: Pennsylvania.