Summer Theatre Jobs 2022

Summer Theatre is looking to hire multiple positions for this summer season. Salary commensurate with education/experience, starting at $200 per week for full time positions.  Local housing provided upon request. Season runs May 26-August 6. 

To apply, you must complete the TWO part application process. 

Part one:  complete our Google Form (here), attaching all necessary cover letters, CVs, resumes, etc.. If you are also auditioning for a role, include that information as well.  

Part two: complete the university job application. (here) This application provides your information to HR, which is the only way you can be considered for a salaried position. 

*Contact Artistic Director Chad Gifford at chadgifford@gmail.com with any questions about this process.


   
Company Crew Members:
These company members work weekdays 9-4, primarily on set and costume crews and attend each show strike.  Basic skills in operating power tools, painting, and/or sewing recommended. Potential to be assigned as assistant to another crew head, depending on need and experience. Works entire season (10 weeks)

Stage Manager:  
The stage manager works at all rehearsals, communicates the director's wishes to the creative team, coordinates the work of the stage crew, and oversees each performance.  Attends weekly production meetings. Looking to hire up to four people for this position. Could SM for two different shows. (~4 weeks)

Stage Director:
The stage director prepares the rehearsal schedule, assists with casting decisions, and meets with designers, music director, choreographer (for musicals) and the stage manager prior to the opening meeting. Attends weekly production meetings.  Communicate frequently with the artistic director about the rehearsal process. The director continues to be part of the creative team during performances, helping to problem solve any issues that arrive.  Looking to hire up to three people for this position.  Include a CV/Resume with application as well as details in your cover letter describing your approach to directing in a summer stock role. (~4 weeks)

Music Director:
The Music Director attends auditions to assist with casting and works every rehearsal. The MD also decides which musicians are needed for the pit, finds those musicians and rehearses with them to prepare for performances. Attends weekly production meetings.  The music director conducts for performances. Looking to hire up to three people for this position.  (~4 weeks)

Show Pianist:
The show pianist plays for each rehearsal and continues as part of the pit once performances start. Looking to hire up to three people for this position. (~4 Weeks)

Choreographer:
The choreographer works with the director to choreograph several of the numbers of the musical, training the performers in movement and working with the creative team to achieve the vision of the show. Looking to hire up to three people for this position. (~4 weeks)

Properties Supervisor:
The props supervisor works with the stage manager to determine what props are needed and then either find, build or buy the items necessary to create the show.  Helps to set up props placement backstage and repairs props as needed during performances.  Attends weekly production meetings.  Assists other crews as needed. Works entire season (10 weeks)

Technical Director:
In charge of the scene shop including planning, building, painting, loading-in, purchasing of supplies, and maintaining scenery. Work with the Artistic Director and show directors on creation of scenic shop drawings and show designs. Ensures safety protocols are followed. Supervise and instruct ATD as well as other set crew. Perform skilled carpentry work to fully realize designs and director’s needs safely and artistically.  Attends weekly production meetings. Communicate with all leadership team members weekly. Responsible for end of season strike planning and implementation. (10 weeks)

Assistant Technical Director:
Reports directly to the Tech Director.  Helps to train and teach safety practices and techniques. Takes charge of projects and leads the crew in the TD’s absence.  Assists in all aspects of tech work including set construction, scenic painting, props, lights and sound.  Works entire season (10 weeks)

Costume Shop Manager: 
In charge of the costume shop including planning, building, purchasing of supplies and maintaining costumes.  Work with the Artistic Director and show directors on creation of costume designs. Ensure safety protocols are followed.  Supervise and instruct assistant shop manager as well as other costume crew. Produces patterns from costume renderings, sketches, and verbal instructions; supervises others and/or performs patterning, construction, assembling, and fitting of costumes for departmental productions; makes alterations generated from fittings and dress rehearsals; and ensures that costumes maintain their appearance and are appropriately cleaned after productions on and off campus. Attends weekly production meetings. Communicate with all leadership team members weekly. Responsible for end of season strike planning and implementation. (10 weeks)

Assistant Costume Shop Manager:
Reports directly to the Costume Shop Manager. Helps to train and teach safety practices and techniques.  Takes charge of projects and leads the crew in the Shop Manager’s absence.  Assists in all aspects of costuming including construction, fittings, and repairs.  Works entire season (10 weeks)

Assistant Concessions Manager:
Reports directly to the Concessions Manager. Helps set up concessions stand prior to season starting. Works every performance to prepare concessions items prior to audiences arriving.  Supervise and prepare “hawkers” to sell items to audience members before the show and during intermission. Cleans and counts inventory after each performance. Works entire season.  (29 Performances)

Assistant Marketing Director:
Reports directly to the Marketing Director.  Helps to capture photos and video footage and create social media posts to advertise each production of the season.  Assists in all aspects of marketing work including tv and radio spots as well as our social media platforms. Works entire season. (10 weeks)

House Manager:
Attend each performance, supervising all of the ushers, and taking care of audience members as they enter the theater to find their seats.  Prepare before the house opens by setting out programs, setting garbage cans in places, and ensuring the house is clean and ready for audience members. Assist with concessions at intermission.  Supervise cleanup of the house following each performance. Communicate frequently with the Artistic Director regarding any issues or needs that arise. (7 weeks)

Lighting Designer/Operator:
Design, program and adjust lighting for each production.  Responsible for load-in and setup of lighting equipment and strike at the end of the season. Attends weekly production meetings as well as all tech rehearsals and performances as the operator. Work closely with directors, Artistic Director and Technical Director.  Supervise and train interns and crew members.  (10 weeks)

Sound Designer/Operator:
Design, program and adjust sound needs for each production.  Responsible for load-in and setup of sound equipment and strike at the end of the season.  Attends weekly production meetings as well as tech rehearsals and performances as the operator. Attends weekly production meetings as well as all tech rehearsals and performances as the operator. Work closely with directors, Artistic Director and Technical Director.  Supervise and train interns and crew members.   (10 weeks)

Bar Manager:
Manages and serves alcohol according to Safe Serve Guidelines. Implements a system to monitor patron consumption. Maintains an inventory system and updates it after every performance. Manages the ordering system. Stocks and sets up The Hook and Ladder Bar prior to the season opener. Creates protocols for the bar and ensures assistant operates within them..  (29 Performances)

Assistant Bar Manager:
Reports to the bar manager. Manages and serves alcohol according to Safe Serve Guidelines. Adheres to the system created to monitor patron consumption. Helps maintain the inventory system and updates it after every performance. Assists in cleaning tasks. Stocks and sets up The Hook and Ladder Bar prior season open and before each show.  (29 Performances)

Assistant Box Office Manager:
Reports directly to the Executive Director.  Sells tickets in the ticket window and answers questions of our guests. Skills and experience in computer usage, money handling, and customer service a must. Works every performance (10 weeks)


  
Qualifications
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To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is almost continuously required to stand, talk, or hear.  The employee is frequently required to reach, climb, walk and stand. The employee is often required to work on ladders. The employee is often required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee must often lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

Ability to get along with other people. Patience in dealing with students and minors. Ability to develop effective working relationships with students, staff, school community, and general community contacts. Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Ability to perform duties with awareness of all Minot State University requirements and policies.

Relevant education and/or experience a plus.

Applications will be accepted through March 26, 2022.

Send any questions to Chad Gifford at chadgifford@gmail.com