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New Harmony Theatre
Evansville, IN
LAST MINUTE

Expires: 07/29/17

Job Dates

05/30/17 - 07/29/17

Pay

$9.00/hr plus housing biweekly

New Harmony Theatre, a professional Equity Lort D theatre in southwestern Indiana, is seeking a master carpenter for the 2017 summer, three show season. Responsibilities include scenery construction, supervising crews and troubleshooting construction problems. Contract runs May 30 to July 29.

Contact

Andy Hammond

Technical Director

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http://www.newharmonytheatre.com

(812) 465-7121

Business Address

8600 University Blvd

Theatre Support building

Evansville, IN 47712

Posted: 03/27/2017 10:19:36 EST

Last Updated: 12/04/2016 06:00 EST

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Boston Children's Theatre
Boston, MA

Expires: 04/15/17

Job Dates

June 26-August 18, 2017

Pay

Contact for Details

The Music Director for BCTs Summer Studios is responsible for building and maintaining the musical quality of the Studio 2 production (ages 8-12), as well as some instruction and collaborating with Teaching Artists in Studios Discovery (ages 4-6) and Studio 1 (ages 6-8). Music Director reports to the Summer Studios Coordinator and Resident Music Director.


Contact

Toby Schine

Executive Director

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http://www.bostonchildrenstheatre.org

(617) 424-6634

Fax: (617) 848-3782

Business Address

316 Huntington Ave

Boston, MA 02115

Posted: 03/27/2017 09:02:08 EST

Last Updated: 12/04/2016 06:00 EST

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Hope Summer Repertory Theatre
Holland, MI

Expires: 04/13/17

Job Dates

05/22/17 - 08/13/17

Pay

2200 + Housing Included flat fee

The Assistant Scenic Charge Artist aids the Charge Artist in management of paints interns to prep, paint, finish, and maintain all scenery for HSRT productions. Duties include leading the paints crew on specific work projects and tasks as deemed appropriate by the Charge Artist; participating in all scenic repertory changeovers in a leadership role; coordinating and leading the restoration of the paint shop at the completion of the season in consultation with the Charge Artist; and participating in other activities as assigned by the Production Manager. ...

Contact

Reagan Chesnut

Operations Manager

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http://www.hope.edu/hsrt/

(616) 395-7600

Fax: (616) 395-7180

Business Address

141 E 12th St

Holland, MI 49423

Posted: 03/27/2017 08:52:25 EST

Last Updated: 12/04/2016 06:00 EST

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Southwest Shakespeare Company
Mesa, AZ
LAST MINUTE | INTERNSHIP | APPRENTICESHIP | EDUCATION

Expires: 09/26/17

Job Dates

Seasonal August 2017-June 2018

Pay

Contact for Details

Now Hiring Volunteer Apprenices for the 2017-2018 season!

Southwest Shakespeare Company, a professional + classical Theatre in the heart of downtown Mesa seeks Volunteer Apprentices for its 2017-2018 season. Some of the exciting shows this season include; Romeo + Juliet, Henry IV, The Three Musketeers, Sense + Sensibility and more! ...

Contact

Daniel Davisson

Director of Production

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http://www.swshakespeare.org

(602) 300-1475

Business Address

55 E. Main Street

Mesa, AZ 85201

Posted: 03/26/2017 18:46:38 EST

Last Updated: 12/04/2016 05:01 EST

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University Settlement
New York, NY
LAST MINUTE

Expires: 09/26/17

Job Dates

04/01/17 - 04/01/17

Pay

$25/hour per hour

Last minute light/sound board operator needed for performance on 4/1. Board op will be asked to create basic lighting looks for a dance concert using the rep plot already hung in the space. Tech will be prior to performance that evening. Call times would be 5:30pm - 11pm on 4/1. ...

Contact

Emma Rivera

Technical Director

http://universitysettlement.org/

Business Address

184 Eldridge Street

New York, NY 10002

Venue Address

University Settlement

184 Eldridge Street

10002

Posted: 03/26/2017 14:03:33 EST

Last Updated: 12/04/2016 05:01 EST

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Don Fox Designs, LLC
Rock Island, WA
EDUCATION | TOUR

Expires: 09/26/17

Job Dates

2017-2018 Academic Year

Pay

tbd per show

This is a tele-commuting / work from home position. EDM Antigone, a digital rock opera adaptation of Sophocles' ANTIGONE, has had a wildly successful world premier in WA state and is ready for an experienced booking agent to sell the show to performing arts centers and schools across the US for the 2017-2018 academic year. ...

Contact

Donald Fox

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http://www.edmantigone.com

(509) 264-8872

Business Address

28 Columbia Siding Rd

Rock Island, WA 98850

Posted: 03/26/2017 13:34:40 EST

Last Updated: 12/04/2016 05:01 EST

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BA Inc.
Chicago, IL
Concert / Event

Expires: 09/26/17

Pay

Based on Experience per show

Recruiting Front of House and Monitor Soldiers for Audio Trench Warfare

A Chicago-based live sound company is rapidly expanding and seeks freelance FOH/Monitor engineers for both venue mixing and mobile gigs. We currently staff and maintain many of Chicagos music venues, setup and run audio for larger scale summer music festivals, as well as year-round mobile gigs. ...

Contact

Phil Calato

Accounts Manager

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Business Address

W. Superior St.

Chicago, IL 60612

Posted: 03/26/2017 11:36:17 EST

Last Updated: 12/04/2016 05:01 EST

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Dorset Theatre Festival
Dorset, VT

Expires: 09/26/17

Job Dates

summer 2017

Pay

competitive

ASSISTANT COSTUME SHOP MANAGER - DORSET THEATRE FESTIVAL, an acclaimed AEA summer company in Vermont, seeks Assistant Costume Shop Manager for 2017 summer season (late May to late August). DTF is known for high production quality and roster of renowned designers, directors and performers, most with Broadway credits. In this small company, all staff staff are critical and highly valued. ...

Contact

Michael Giannitti

Producing Director

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http://www.dorsettheatrefestival.org/

Business Address

PO Box 510

Dorset, VT 05251

Posted: 03/26/2017 11:34:29 EST

Last Updated: 12/04/2016 05:01 EST

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Ocean State Theatre Company
Warwick, RI

Expires: 06/26/17

Job Dates

03/06/17 - 05/27/17

Pay

2000 per show

Ocean State Theatre Company, a professional year round theater located in Warwick RI, is seeking to fill an immediate opening for the role of Props Master/ Carpenter for the remainder of its 2016-2017 season.

The company, under Artistic Director Amiee Turner, will be producing Inherit The Wind, and Victor/ Victoria to finish out the 2016-2017 theatre season and Shrek:The Musical and Clue: The Musical as part of its summer series. ...

Contact

Erik Diaz

Production Manager/ Resident Scenic Designer

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Business Address

1245 Jefferson Blvd

Warwick, RI 02886

Posted: 03/25/2017 14:52:00 EST

Last Updated: 12/04/2016 04:01 EST

Trackback: http://offstagejobs.com/jobdetail.php?jobID=38327

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Shakespeare and Company
Lenox, MA

Expires: 06/15/17

Job Dates

early-May through mid-September

Pay

Salary with potential overtime

Shakespeare and Company, located in Western Massachusetts, is looking for a Scenic Charge to join our scene shop staff. Our season features 7 shows on four different stages. Our Scene shop is 110' x 60' and includes a 20 x 40 Paint deck. We have separate Sound and Lighting facilities as well as 3,500 sq. ...

Contact

Kevin Harvell

Production Manager

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http://www.shakespeare.org

(413) 637-1199

Business Address

70 Kemble Street.

Lenox, MA 01240

Posted: 03/24/2017 21:00:00 EST

Last Updated: 12/04/2016 04:01 EST

Trackback: http://offstagejobs.com/jobdetail.php?jobID=40107

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The Theatre School, DePaul University
Chicago, IL
EDUCATION

Expires: 04/28/17

Job Dates

Full Time

Pay

Commensurate with experience biweekly

All applications must be submitted online at: https://pshr.depaul.edu/psc/HRPRD92/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_SCHJOB+Action=U+FOCUS=Applicant+SiteId=1
Search for Job ID 2569.

JOB TITLE: Scene Shop Foreperson JOB ID: 2569
LOCATION: Lincoln Park Campus FULL/PART TIME: Full-Time
REGULAR/TEMPORARY: Regular

MULTICULTURAL STATEMENT
At DePaul University, we are looking for candidates who want to join us in our mission to provide access to education for all. ...

Contact

Timothy Combs

Technical Director

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http://theatreschool.depaul.edu

(773) 325-7937

Fax: (773) 325-7920

Business Address

2350 N Racine Ave

Chicago, IL 60614

Posted: 03/24/2017 17:47:20 EST

Last Updated: 12/04/2016 03:01 EST

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Wilmette Center for the Arts
Wilmette, IL
LAST MINUTE

Expires: 04/15/17

Job Dates

03/27/17 - 04/15/17

Pay

flat fee

Chicagoland are inquiries only. Technical Director needed for build ASAP, dates of build are flexible. Already have ground plans finalized. Please email resume Alison Dornheggen, Artistic Director.

Contact

Alison Dornheggen

Theater Artistic Director

(847) 256-9694

Business Address

3000 Glenview Rd

Wilmette, IL 60091

Posted: 03/24/2017 17:34:05 EST

Last Updated: 12/04/2016 03:01 EST

Trackback: http://offstagejobs.com/jobdetail.php?jobID=41055

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Buck's Rock Performing and Creative Arts Camp
New Milford, CT
EDUCATION

Expires: 09/24/17

Job Dates

6/22/2017-8/21/2017

Pay

$1,600-$3,000 flat fee

Bucks Rock Performing and Creative Arts Camp in New Milford, CT, is is a unique teenage program where campers have the freedom to choose their activities in a supportive, non-competitive environment. Campers work with qualified, professional artists and teachers who nurture and support their skills and interests in professionally equipped studios. ...

Contact

Noah Salzman

Director

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http://www.bucksrockcamp.com

(860) 354-5030

Business Address

59 Buck's Rock Road

New Milford, CT 06776

Posted: 03/24/2017 15:54:40 EST

Last Updated: 12/04/2016 03:01 EST

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Buck's Rock Performing and Creative Arts Camp
New Milford, CT
EDUCATION

Expires: 09/24/17

Job Dates

6/22/2017-8/21/2017

Pay

$1,600-$3,000 flat fee

Bucks Rock Performing and Creative Arts Camp in New Milford, CT, is is a unique teenage program where campers have the freedom to choose their activities in a supportive, non-competitive environment. Campers work with qualified, professional artists and teachers who nurture and support their skills and interests in professionally equipped studios. ...

Contact

Noah Salzman

Director

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http://www.bucksrockcamp.com

(860) 354-5030

Business Address

59 Buck's Rock Road

New Milford, CT 06776

Posted: 03/24/2017 15:52:45 EST

Last Updated: 12/04/2016 03:01 EST

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Buck's Rock Performing and Creative Arts Camp
New Milford, CT
EDUCATION

Expires: 09/24/17

Job Dates

6/22/2017-8/21/2017

Pay

$1,600-$3,000 flat fee

Bucks Rock Performing and Creative Arts Camp in New Milford, CT, is is a unique teenage program where campers have the freedom to choose their activities in a supportive, non-competitive environment. Campers work with qualified, professional artists and teachers who nurture and support their skills and interests in professionally equipped studios. ...

Contact

Noah Salzman

Director

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http://www.bucksrockcamp.com

(860) 354-5030

Business Address

59 Buck's Rock Road

New Milford, CT 06776

Posted: 03/24/2017 15:49:07 EST

Last Updated: 12/04/2016 03:01 EST

Trackback: http://offstagejobs.com/jobdetail.php?jobID=41052

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New London Barn Playhouse
New London, NH
INTERNSHIP

Expires: 04/30/17

Job Dates

5/21 - 8/23/2017

Pay

$1,200 plus room, travel and all meals

The New London Barn Playhouse, one of New Englands most cherished summer theaters is seeking a highly motivated Scenic Intern/Carpenter for its 6+ show mainstage season. Season includes GODSPELL, THE SECRET GARDEN, SOUVENIR, WEST SIDE STORY, ALL SHOOK UP, ON GOLDEN POND and a series of cabarets.

The ...

Contact

Shay Garber

Production Manager

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http://www.nlbarn.org

Business Address

PO Box 9

New London, NH 03257

Posted: 03/24/2017 15:07:20 EST

Last Updated: 12/04/2016 03:01 EST

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New London Barn Playhouse
New London, NH

Expires: 04/30/17

Job Dates

5/21 - 8/23/2017

Pay

$2,500 plus room and all meals

The New London Barn Playhouse, one of New Englands most cherished summer theaters is seeking a highly motivated Draper/First Hand for its 6+ show mainstage season. Season includes GODSPELL, THE SECRET GARDEN, SOUVENIR, WEST SIDE STORY, ALL SHOOK UP, ON GOLDEN POND and a series of cabarets.

Duties ...

Contact

Shay Garber

Production Manager

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http://www.nlbarn.org

Business Address

PO Box 9

New London, NH 03257

Posted: 03/24/2017 15:02:00 EST

Last Updated: 12/04/2016 03:01 EST

Trackback: http://offstagejobs.com/jobdetail.php?jobID=29561

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New London Barn Playhouse
New London, NH

Expires: 04/30/17

Job Dates

5/21 - 9/4/2017

Pay

$3,600 plus room, travel and all meals

The New London Barn Playhouse (an AEA SPT Theatre), one of New Englands most cherished summer theaters is seeking an experienced individual to serve as Assistant Technical Director/Master Carpenter for its 6+ show mainstage season. Season includes GODSPELL, THE SECRET GARDEN, SOUVENIR, WEST SIDE STORY, ALL SHOOK UP, ON GOLDEN POND and a series of cabarets. ...

Contact

Shay Garber

Production Manager

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http://www.nlbarn.org

Business Address

PO Box 9

New London, NH 03257

Posted: 03/24/2017 14:58:00 EST

Last Updated: 12/04/2016 03:01 EST

Trackback: http://offstagejobs.com/jobdetail.php?jobID=5920

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New London Barn Playhouse
New London, NH

Expires: 04/30/17

Job Dates

5/21 - 9/4/2017

Pay

$5,000 - plus room, travel, and all meals

The New London Barn Playhouse (an AEA SPT Theatre), one of New Englands most cherished summer theaters is seeking an experienced individual to serve as Technical Director. This is a high volume 6+ show, 15 week season. Season includes GODSPELL, THE SECRET GARDEN, SOUVENIR, WEST SIDE STORY, ALL SHOOK UP, ON GOLDEN POND and a series of cabarets. ...

Contact

Shay Garber

Production Manager

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http://www.nlbarn.org

Business Address

PO Box 9

New London, NH 03257

Posted: 03/24/2017 14:55:00 EST

Last Updated: 12/04/2016 03:01 EST

Trackback: http://offstagejobs.com/jobdetail.php?jobID=5919

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Boston Children's Theatre
Boston, MA
EDUCATION

Expires: 09/24/17

Job Dates

6/24/17-8/9/17

Pay

$300 Week biweekly

Work with Technical Director to ensure successful construction, installation, strike and rep of 2 main stage productions.
Supervise Intern carpenters in construction of scenic elements and care of shop resources.
Will work independently on projects and lead general technicians.
Position will be working both in BCT shop in Methuen, MA and theatre in Beverly, MA
Please ...

Contact

Toby Schine

Executive Director

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http://www.bostonchildrenstheatre.org

(617) 424-6634

Fax: (617) 848-3782

Business Address

316 Huntington Ave

Boston, MA 02115

Posted: 03/24/2017 14:37:06 EST

Last Updated: 12/04/2016 03:01 EST

Trackback: http://offstagejobs.com/jobdetail.php?jobID=41050

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