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Technical Design Staff - (posted 8/16/19 by Dansu Dance Company)

We are looking for a candidate to work with us on our 5+ performances each year at the Overture Center. Ideally we are looking for someone who is creative and can grow with us as a company. Experience in Scenic Design, Lighting Design, and/or Sound Design is desirable.

Qualifications:

Degree in Technical Theatre or working towards a degree
Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively
Ability to work on multiple projects and manage workload to meet project deadlines
Excellent spoken and written communications skills

If you are a focused and experienced designer who approaches assignments in an enthusiastic manner, we’d like to hear from you.

Wage is based on ability and experience. Please send resumes and a cover letter to Jayme Shimooka at jshimooka@gmail.com

Acting position in Haunted House - (posted 8/14/19 by Terror at Tyrol)

Terror at Tyrol is an upcoming attraction in the Madison area. Ownership and management have a lot of experience in the haunted house industry. We are currently looking to fill acting positions for our debut season!

We are looking for hard working individuals who want to be creative on the job. Our team has fun out here and we would love for you to join in! If you like to be creative and can step outside of your comfort zone a position at our haunted house will be perfect for you! We will be running every Friday and Saturday through October.

Make this October one you will never forget by joining Terror at Tyrol!

Link to application:

docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSff8ZOo9eNpbWmdp5ixcz3hrWQuN3pxbRMTdkx-D0tH2yZv_Q/viewform

Must be 18+ to apply.

Drama Assistant - Stage, Lighting, Technical - (posted 8/9/19 by LaFollette High School Theater)

The Ex-Duty Technical Director (Drama Assistant Coach) will work with the Drama Coach (Artistic Director/Producer) and perform the duties of a Technical Director/Advisor for student theatrical productions at the school. They will oversee all technical aspects of productions including lighting, sound, video, rigging, scenic construction, and other disciplines.

Coordinating student leaders, and providing large group, small group and one-on-one coaching to improve performance, to ensure the productions are successful. This includes working with a diverse group of high school students, and our hope is to continually increase participation by making sure all students are treated with respect and develop a true sense of belonging through participation in the program.

Depending on the production, they may act as designer for one or more of these disciplines and/or Master Carpenter, or these roles may be contracted to others.

The Technical Director will collaborate with Drama Director to select and coordinate the work of any contracted designers and other volunteers, and help ensure that district safety requirements are being followed by all.

They will bring maintenance issues to the attention of either the school facilities staff or the Theatre Technical Manager as appropriate.

They will also coordinate with other users of the theatre to ensure production work does not interfere with other scheduled events.

Work Location: La Follette High

Minimum Qualifications:
Working knowledge of all aspects of technical theatre production activities and equipment
Ability to work closely with, supervise, and train a diverse student crew
Strong awareness of and commitment to safe working practices
Exceptional scheduling, time management, and multitasking abilities
Flexibility in adapting to the needs of the production
Strong troubleshooting and problem solving skills
Ability to maintain a positive attitude under stressful circumstances
Professional experience that demonstrates proven ability to perform the job responsibilities
Ability to climb, walk, kneel, lift & carry up to 50lbs, and work off ladders, catwalks and other elevated areas.

Desired Qualifications:
Demonstrated experience working with high school students
ETCP certification as Rigger-Theatre and/or Entertainment Electrician
CPR/AED and First Aid certification
Aerial lift certification

Application Deadline: 08/21/2019
Equal Opportunity Employer

6 Young Actresses for Area TV Commercial (7-35 yo) - (posted 8/9/19 by Kernel)

6 young actresses needed for a local television commercial campaign.
Commercials will air in the Madison, Milwaukee and Green Bay markets.

Girls and women of ALL ethnicities ranging from 7-35 years old are needed.

Role will include delivering 1 short line in English to the camera. Clothing will be determined by role, which will range from casual wear, sports attire, graduation gown or business/professional.

Shoot date, time and location are TBD, however will be somewhat flexible based on talent’s availability. Shooting will take place mid/late August into early September depending on availability in the greater Madison area.

Maximum time required will be 1-2 hours. Payment will range from $75 - $150 based on role.

PLEASE RESPOND by Wednesday, August 14th 2019.

Please send headshots and resume (if available) to:
Wendy.patterson@charter.com


Wendy Patterson
Senior Production Team | Kernel

Auditorium Technician - (posted 6/27/19 by Beaver Dam High School)

The Beaver Dam Unified School Districts seeks a passionate and skilled full time Auditorium Managing Technician to provide key leadership and support for programs and activities that utilize our auditorium.

Compensation will be commensurate with education and experience.

Full Benefit Package: WI Retirement, Health, Dental and Life Insurance, Long and Short Term Disability, Paid Vacation, Paid Holidays, Accumulative Sick Leave, Flexible Spending or Health Saving Accounts, 403(b) Voluntary Retirement Accounts, Health and Financial Wellness Program, Professional Development, optional payroll deduction for personal insurance and savings products, Employee Assistance Program.

Applicants should possess the following minimum qualifications:
Possess knowledge of auditorium/ theater equipment, including sound and lighting systems.
Ability to instruct and assist users in the proper operation of auditorium equipment.
Capability to establish positive working relationships with students, staff, and community members.
Willingness and flexibility to set up and arrange for operative sound and lighting equipment for special programs, meetings, and theatre productions.
Skill to develop and maintain inventory of all equipment permanently assigned to the auditorium and order supplies and parts needed for auditorium equipment.
Capability to perform minor repairs and arrange for major repairs of equipment.
Ability to monitor auditorium usage and assist individuals using the auditorium with its capabilities. Applicants should be able to recommend budget items to maintain and to improve services.
Understanding and initiative to order replacement of materials and supplies, channeling requisitions through the administration.
Skill to maintain a log of use of the auditorium using district facility scheduling software..
Enthusiasm to continually improve services as a part of the total school and community program.
Ability to organize and prioritize work with minimal supervision.
Working knowledge of basic audiovisual systems and how they function.
Ability to troubleshoot audiovisual systems and keep them functional.
Communication skills to work with outside vendors and internal staff members.
Record, edit and publish video of events.

Community Engagement/Grants Manager - (posted 6/18/19 by Janesville Performing Arts Center)

JANESVILLE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
JOB TITLE: COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT/GRANTS MANAGER
SALARY: HOURLY Depends on Experience - 20-30 hours per week

The Community Engagement/Grants Manager at the Janesville Performing Arts Center is an hourly Part-Time position designated to assist the PAC with development tasks such as grant writing and fundraising.
Primary tasks will include-
• Managing the JPAC Grant Calendar. This includes writing, submitting and reporting
• Working with Executive Director on research of new granting and fundraising opportunities
• Assisting Education/Outreach Director with quarterly fundraising events
• Coming up with new ideas for the Center to raise money or bring in earned revenue during the year.
They also will assist the Education/Outreach Director and Operations/Marketing Director during the week with miscellaneous tasks including, but not limited to, the following-
• Answering phones and selling tickets from the box office during box office hours
• Poster and print marketing distribution for events
• Assistance with bulk mailers for events and fundraisers
• Assistance with setting up the space for weekend events
QUALIFICATIONS-
The ideal candidate will have 3-5 years of experience writing grants. Preferred experience is with organizations focused in the arts, but not necessary.
Candidate must be a self-starter, great communicator, punctual, professional and be able to have a sense of humor when working with a small, but impactful team of Directors.
Candidate must be able to lift at least 40 pounds.
HOURS-
The Community Engagement Manager must be willing to work at the PAC from 9am-5pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and 9am-1pm on Friday. Additional hours may be given by Executive Director depending on workload and budget. This may include weekends and/or holidays.

Interested applicants must submit resume and 3 references to nathan@janesvillepac.org by July 30th, 2019. Please also list desired hourly wage. If candidate currently writes grants for another organization(s), it must be disclosed to the PAC before hiring. The PAC will consider allowing this position to independently write grants for other local non-profits if the Executive Director determines other organizations are not a conflict of interest to the Center.

Directors - (posted 5/30/19 by Sun Prairie Civic Theatre)

Want to bring magic to the stage?

Love working with creative and talented members of the community? Enjoy solving problems and taking on a challenge? Want to stage your dream musical, comedy or drama?

Now’s your chance. Sun Prairie Civic Theatre needs passionate directors for its upcoming seasons, including its 50th anniversary season running Fall 2020 – Summer 2021.

Show Dates:
• Fall 2020 (late Sept / early Oct)
• Winter 2021 (late Jan / early Feb)
• Spring 2021 (late April / early May)
• Summer 2021 Children’s Theatre show (early Aug)
• Fall 2021 (late Sept / early Oct)
• Winter 2022 (late Jan / early Feb)
• Spring 2022 (late April / early May)
• Summer 2022 Children’s Theatre show (early Aug)

For each season, we’re searching for musicals, non-musical comedies or dramas, and a children’s theatre production.

Interested? Simply email Dan Presser at info@sunprairiecivictheatre.com. Tell us the name of the show, the category (e.g. musical), the seasons your available (e.g. Fall 2020), what makes this show special to you, and a summary of any prior directing or theatre experience.

Questions? Email info@sunprairiecivictheatre.com.

Piano Instructor, String Instructor - (posted 5/7/19 by Prairie Music & Arts)

Piano, Violin/Viola – hiring for fall 2019!

Prairie Music & Arts is looking for enthusiastic, collaborative, and committed piano and violin/viola instructors for fall 2019. Qualified applicants should have a degree in music, with teaching experience a plus. Teaching formats include private and group instruction. Applicants must be willing to work with students of all ages and levels. Positions will remain open until filled. Compensation based on experience. Send resume, cover letter, and a performance/teaching portfolio to Executive Director Kari Engleson at kengleson@prairiemusic.org.

Stage Manager for MURDER BALLAD - (posted 10/15/18 by Music Theatre of Madison)

Music Theatre of Madison, a professional musical theatre company entering its fourteenth season, is seeking a non-equity stage manager for its production of MURDER BALLAD, a four-actor rock musical.

The individual will be an extremely good communicator, very organized, experienced, and quick on their feet. Sense of humor balanced with great work ethic is a must.

The rehearsal dates are roughly February 6-23, with tech February 26-28 and performances March 1, 2, 7, 8, and 9 at the Brink Lounge. Rehearsals will mostly take place in the evenings for about three to four hours each night, 5 nights per week. Any daytime rehearsals will be music rehearsals and the SM will not be required to be present if not available. We can accommodate a couple of conflicts within reason.

The production will be staged with the actors surrounding the audience, so it will be an unconventional staging in an unconventional space.

Pay is $150/week as an independent contractor.

Please send resume and two references to Kristen Murcott Emery, Music Theatre of Madison Company Manager, at kmurcott@mtmadison.com. Music Theatre of Madison welcomes and celebrates applicants of all ethnicities, identities, and abilities. Learn more about the company at www.mtmadison.com.

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Set Designer and Construction Supervision - (posted 8/9/19 by Monroe Theatre Guild)

Monroe Theatre Guild is producing Disney's "Beauty and the Beast". Performance dates are Dec. 5 - 15, 2019. We need someone to design the "Beauty and the Beast" set and supervise set construction working with local volunteers. MTG's theater is approximately a 2400 sq ft black box with 120 seats. Many building materials are stored on site. This is primarily a volunteer arrangement, however depending on the distance traveled, partial reimbursement for travel expenses may be considered.

For more information or to arrange a tour of the facility please email info@monroetheatre.com, or call 608-324-6530 and leave a message.

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