Merry-Go-Round Playhouse and Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival
Auburn, NY

Expires: 05/15/19

Job Dates

May - October


500 per week

Reports to the Production Manager (PM).

Those encouraged to apply: Self-motivated and multitalented individuals who have the ability to lead a staff and stay on schedule and on budget. Preferred candidates will have at least 3-4 years of college or comparable experience and prior experience as a properties master/artisan or assistant properties master/artisan at a professional theatre

Works with Directors, Scenic Designers, and technical staff to gather and execute all properties and set dressings for Summer Season.
Assists with the Youth Theatre productions as time allows and deemed necessary by PM.
Responsible for all rehearsal props requested by Director or Stage Management (SM).
Works with SM to develop running prop lists. Ensures the management of properties to and from rehearsal space, to performance space and throughout the production.
Attends production meetings, design meetings, and other meetings as scheduled by the PM, SM, or Technical Director (TD).
Will create and submit a cost out and build schedule for each production to the PM and update upon request.
Oversees purchase of all supplies and remains within budget unless authorized by the PM.
Maintains and updates props storage and inventory catalog. Returns or arranges for safe return of all borrowed or rented items.
Maintains excellent communication to facilitate the organizations continuing functionality.
Performs the essential job functions safely, successfully, and consistently with the ADA, FMLA and other federal, state and local standards, including meeting qualitative and/or quantitative productivity standards.
Maintains regular, punctual attendance.
Has the ability to lift 50 pounds.
Is comfortable working at heights from Genie lifts, ladders and scaffolding.
Any other duties as assigned by the PM.

About the Festival
Headquartered in Auburn, NY, the Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival is an award winning arts organization committed to diversity, inclusion and creating theatrical experiences at the highest levels of artistic integrity. We leverage the power of the arts as a tool for entertainment, education, social awareness and cultural development in our community and the Finger Lakes region. The Festival is situated in the picturesque Finger Lakes wine region of Central New York.

Four hours from NYC and situated between Syracuse, Rochester and Ithaca, the Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival is one of the largest producing musical theatre organizations in New York State, outside of New York City. Our mainstage, the Preston H. Thomas Theatre in the Merry Go Round Playhouse, presents large-scale Broadway spectacles with talent from Broadway and across the country at our flagship location in beautiful Emerson Park on Owasco Lake.

Our second venue, The Carriage House Theater (formerly Theatre Mack), is a cabaret-style environment, housed in a converted and beautifully restored carriage house. There, we present a new musical in development each week, encouraging audience feedback and discourse in our new works series, The PiTCH." This year, we celebrate the seventh anniversary of The PiTCH, which will launch with our 60th new musical to date.

We provide top-notch entertainment to over 67,000 patrons each season, are routinely recognized by industry press and maintain a high regard in the professional theatre community for our artistry and execution.


Production Manager



Business Address

17 William St. 2nd Floor

Auburn, NY 13021

Posted: 12/04/2018 12:08:00 EST

Last Updated: 12/04/2018 12:11 EST

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