Parallel 45 Theatre Company
Traverse City, MI

Expires: 05/09/21

Job Dates

Onsite June 6th-August 6th


$4200 plus housing and $200 towards travel flat fee

Essential Job Functions:
-To provide a Set Design which corresponds with the physical layout of the venue(s) and the needs and budget of the Production, such needs having been defined in discussions with the Director, the other Designers and the Theatre.
-To be responsible to supply a Designer Research Package to be used in the Presentation based on consultation with other members of the Creative Team. The Research Package will include a brief research presentation (Pinterest board, Powerpoint, Collage, etc.) for each show and will be uploaded to the applicable google drive folder (as communicated by the DofP) by the deadline given
-To supply a color sketch and/or if preferred by the designer, a painted working scale model of each set.
-To co-ordinate and direct the realization of the set(s), in direct communication with the Director, Director of Production, Technical Director, or with any other agent as appointed by the Theatre.
-To supply the Theatre with all plans and specifications required by the Theatre for estimation of cost and/or acquisition and/or construction of all scenic items, furniture and set decorations
-To be available remotely for consultation with TD + DofP to clarify, adjust designs as the budget/venue may require, as needed
-To design and/or supervise special scenic effects in consultation with the other Designers and the Theatre
Design, Render, and supervise paint treatments to all scenic elements, participating and leading others when necessary
-To select or supervise the selection and making of all set(s) and properties in accordance with applicable Director(s) and Props Designer

Desired Qualifications:
-Design credits for outdoor productions
-Resourceful, with a knack for problem-solving
-Proactive, self-starter who is highly organized with acute attention to detail
-Ability to read + create CAD drawings
-Exhibits grace under pressure
-Demonstrated ability to effectively lead a team
-A strong sense of humor

Parallel 45 Theatre produces cutting-edge interpretations of classic plays, giving familiar stories new life and fresh relevance for our northwest Michigan audience. By producing a repertory of reinvented classics, new works and imaginative adaptations, we seek to entertain, encourage critical thought, and inspire conversation in our community. Since 2010, Parallel 45 Theatre has brought more than 150 artists from across the country and around the world to create groundbreaking shows for our audiences.

In 2021, Parallel 45 Theatre will host a 5-week season featuring 3 shows in rotating repertory in our brand new outdoor theatre at Traverse Citys Civic Center Park from July 2 August 1, 2021

We consider diversity and inclusion a driver of institutional excellence and seek out diversity of participation, thought and action, especially from historically underrepresented communities. We seek to champion dignity, visibility and accessibility, while promoting cultural competency, humility and sensitivity. Parallel 45 is an equal opportunity employer.

If interested, please send a resume, cover letter and three references to production@parallel45.org


Jody Cohen

Director of Production



(770) 639-2810

Business Address

PO Box 1829

Traverse City, MI 496851829

Posted: 11/09/2020 12:01:00 EST

Last Updated: 11/09/2020 16:01 EST

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