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Dance Teacher - (posted 3/9/19 by Dance Now! Dance Studios, LLC)

Dance Now! Studios in Beaver Dam and Watertown is seeking a qualified dance instructor for the 2019 Summer and 2019-2020 Full Season. Position will be 4 evenings a week. Individual is preferred to have teaching experience in ballet, tap, and jazz at a minimum. Wage commensurate with experience. Mileage negotiable. Dance Now! is a technique based studio with a small competition team as well. We are YPAD certified, members of Dance Masters of WI, Wisconsin Dance Council and NDEO. If interested please send resume to dancenowstudios@att.net.

Production Internship (Sound, Lighting, Stage) - (posted 2/18/19 by Big Top Chautauqua)

Production Internship: Audio/Lighting/Stage
Pay: $1500-$2000 per season
Status: 30-40 hours per week
Dates: June 1 to mid-September
Currently seeking an intern in Lighting, Sound and Stagecraft who is looking for an opportunity to learn how a professional theater operates. The ideal candidate is eager to learn, has some experience, is a hard worker, gets along well with others, and enjoys music and working outdoors. Duties will include but not be limited to load-ins, stage set ups, load outs, assisting Lighting Director and Audio Crew, general grounds maintenance and stage repair, recycling and trash removal, sweep & mop the stage, and maintain adequate backstage cleanliness.

Big Top Chautauqua Internships provide training and experience to approximately 4 interns during our summer season. Consider joining the Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua team for our 2018 summer season. We seek interns looking for an opportunity to learn how a professional venue operates from the inside. The ideal candidate is eager to learn, has some experience, is a hard worker, gets along well with others, and enjoys music and working outdoors in a beautiful, rural, setting on the shores of Lake Superior!

As a Big Top Intern, you become an integral member of our team, working with staff and other interns. You will interact with Big Top board members, patrons, touring personnel, artists, musicians and business leaders who can all add to your professional experiences.
The Big Top Chautauqua internship program provides educational experiences and on-the-job training with our professional theater and music industry staff. Big Top’s unique blend of programming gives our interns diverse opportunities of experience in both live theater and music concert production in our one-of-a-kind, 1000-seat canvas theater tent.

Summer Internships are stipend based, full and/or part time (25-40+ hours per week), and typically 16 weeks long, with semi-flexible start and end dates. Housing is the responsibility of the intern, although guidance in this matter is available. Interns are required to have a car, as “The Tent” is not accessible by public transportation.

Internship Duration: Internships are typically 16 weeks long, with somewhat flexible start and end dates. Summer internships are full time (40-50 hours per week)
Benefits:
- Paid stipend
- College credit (not required)
- Guest Pass to all performances
- Discounts at Big Top Gift Shop

For more information, contact Austin Hamilton via email at austin@bigtop.org
Submit an application via email. Big Top will confirm receipt of applications via email.

Lighting Director - (posted 2/18/19 by Big Top Chautauqua)

Pay: $4000-$6000/season boe and length of employment.
Status: 30-40 hours per week
Dates: June 1 to mid-September

The Lighting Director is responsible for the set up and take down of all light builds; load-ins and load-outs, designing lights and operating lights for each show as needed. This position reports to the Production Manager.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
•Supervise all artistic decisions involving lighting always working cooperatively with Production Manager, and Big Top Management.

•Order and maintain lighting equipment and supplies for stage and tent grounds according to budget. This includes gels, lamps and supplies for tent and exterior grounds lighting as well as stage.

•Maintain inventory of lighting equipment pre and post season.

•Maintain up-to-date house lighting plot.

•Produce light plot for each house show. Maintain and update lighting cues in house show scripts; see that scripts are stored safely. Prepare for and participate in rehearsals according to schedule worked out with the Production Manager.

•Communicate with touring artists regarding their lighting needs. Be prepared to hang and focus lights per their requests, and be available for lighting checks.

•Arrange for any needed equipment cleaning and/or storage at end of season.

•Assist stage crew in all load-ins and load-outs.

•Responsible for set-up, maintenance and strike of all house and grounds lighting at venue.

•Responsible for set-up, maintenance and strike of theater lighting system.

•Alert Operations Manager to any physical needs or safety concerns requiring maintenance including grounds and structures both backstage and in all public spaces.

For more information, contact Austin Hamilton via email at austin@bigtop.org
Submit an application via email. Big Top will confirm receipt of applications via email.

Stage Manager - (posted 2/3/19 by Attic Theatre)

The stage manager will assist the Director in all facets of rehearsal as needed. The SM will create and distribute rehearsal notes, and create a cast roster. A prompt script must be prepared that contains blocking notations, light and sound cues, and scene shift requirements.

The SM communicates and coordinates with technical staff on set, costume, and prop requirements.

During the production run, the SM will supervise light and sound board operators, and direct the run crew for shift changes. The SM will run tech rehearsals, and call the show throughout the run of the show.

Detailed job descriptions and salaries can be found at Attictheatreinc.com
All paid positions offer a stipend, housing at The Fox Village, and reasonable travel expenses.

Applications will be accepted until all positions are filled.

For more information or to apply, contact Robert Ernst at 920-810-2258 or rernst1252@new.rr.com

Theater Technician - (posted 2/3/19 by Attic Theatre)

Under supervision, theatre technicians will build and paint sets, hang and focus lighting instruments, and perform other duties as assigned. Experience in standard scenic construction and painting techniques, ability to lift up to 50 lbs, and a work knowledge of shop equipment
and tools is required.

Theatre technicians must be comfortable working on ladders and at heights, and have ability to read and interpret scaled construction drawings, and work well as part of a team.

Detailed job descriptions and salaries can be found at Attictheatreinc.com
All paid positions offer a stipend, housing at The Fox Village, and reasonable travel expenses.

Applications will be accepted until all positions are filled.

For more information or to apply, contact Robert Ernst at 920-810-2258 or rernst1252@new.rr.com

Technical Director - (posted 2/3/19 by Attic Theatre)

Technical Director
The Technical Director is responsible for constructing sets on time and within budget, coordinating the efforts of paid staff and volunteers, and creating acting spaces according to the scenic designer's plans and the
director’s artistic vision.

The TD coordinates working schedules with University of Wisconsin representatives and assists with the preparation and control of production budgets.

Duties include purchasing construction materials, supervising the building of scenery, overseeing the work of staff and volunteers, and maintaining the shop’s equipment and supplies. TD must be able to read scale plans supplied by the scenic designer, assist the lighting director to hang and focus lights, and work with stage managers to ensure actor/crew safety.

Experience in standard scenic construction techniques and a safe working knowledge of shop equipment and tools is required. The TD must be
comfortable working on ladders and at heights, and work well as part of a team.

For more information or to apply, contact Robert Ernst at 920-810-2258 or rernst1252@new.rr.com

Master Electrician - (posted 12/18/18 by Children's Theater of Madison)

Master Electrician
Company: Children’s Theater of Madison

JOB DESCRIPTION
Position Title: Master Electrician
Division/Department: Production
Supervisor: Production Manager

COMPENSATION
$16-$18/hour – DOE
Part-Time/Seasonal

SUMMARY OF JOB SCOPE & RESPONSIBILITIES
Master Electrician plans, schedules, and executes hang, focus, and maintenance; supervises electricians, and works closely with Lighting Designer to successfully implement designs on schedule and within budget.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
1. Work under the direction of the Lighting Designer and Production Manager in order to accomplish design within budget and on schedule.
2. Attend and supervise all lighting hang, focus, and work calls.
3. Hire electrics crew as needed in cooperation with Production Manager
4. Supervise electrics crews and ensure that hired crews are provided necessary paperwork to be compensated by CTM and that such paperwork is turned in to Production Manager in a timely manner.
5. Procure rented, borrowed, and purchased lighting equipment and related items as needed.
6. Inform/consult with Production Manager regarding equipment needs, crew needs, hang/focus schedule, rental arrangements, gel/template orders, etc.
7. Provide Production Manager with information regarding purchases and equipment needs prior to incurring expenses or contracting with vendors.
8. Ensure the safe and timely return of rented and/or borrowed items after the close of the production
9. Ensure that all CTM lighting equipment is properly maintained and used items are either replaced or properly restocked after each production.
10. Prepare lighting storage room in The Playhouse prior to season and/or production.
11. Work with Overture Center tech staff to upgrade, improve and maintain on-site lighting storage for CTM inventory.
12. Create and/or update and maintain accurate inventory of CTM lighting equipment.
13. Consult with Overture Center tech staff and ME/LD of previous productions and following productions to ensure ease of transitions between shows (whether CTM productions or not).
14. Communicate directly with LD prior to load-in
15. Arrange printing (if needed) of lighting paperwork for load-in, and prepare any needed items for hang/focus calls (i.e. hang cards)
16. Assist LD during tech week as needed.
17. Ensuring that electrics strike is done in a timely manner and all lighting equipment and related items for which CTM is responsible are returned to their proper place and are in working condition.
18. In concert with stage manager, schedule, arrange, and perform regular channel checks and conduct necessary maintenance on lighting equipment in order to ensure functionality during technical rehearsals and performances.
19. Attend all production meetings.


20. Work with technical staff of Overture Center to ensure proper procedures and rules are followed, and that necessary equipment is provided including instruments, cable, rigging equipment, genie lift, etc.
21. Ensure that proper safety precautions are taken during work calls, including for any unsupervised workers other departments (consult with CTM Production Manager, CTM technical director and Overture Center technical director and staff to ensure that safety requirements are understood and all necessary equipment is provided).
22. Communicate in advance any scheduling conflicts that may prevent attendance at any rehearsal and/or performance or work call.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS
The successful candidate will have a thorough working knowledge of theatrical production and lighting, strong communication and time management skills. BA/BS in theatre and demonstrated skills in pertinent areas of technical theater production and professional experience required. This position requires frequent work on evenings and weekends.

TO APPLY
Please send cover letter and resume to Kat Sirico at kat@ctmtheater.org

Props Director - (posted 12/18/18 by Children's Theater of Madison)

Props Director
Company: Children’s Theater of Madison

JOB DESCRIPTION
Position Title: Props Director
Division/Department: Production
Supervisor: Production Manager

COMPENSATION
Stipended position: $1200-$1600 per show; based on size and scope of show and experience of applicant.

SUMMARY OF JOB SCOPE & RESPONSIBILITIES
Props Director works with Scenery Designer to plan, schedule, and execute all props and set dressing for each contracted show on schedule and within budget.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
1. planning, constructing, procuring all props;
2. building/refurbishing/acquiring prop furniture;
3. providing rehearsal props to Stage Manager for use during rehearsals as needed;
4. working closely with Scene Designers to ensure design cohesion;
5. attending tech rehearsals;
6. informing and consulting with Production Manager regarding equipment needs, crew needs, schedule, rental arrangements, etc.;
7. providing Production Manager with information regarding purchases and equipment needs prior to incurring expenses or contracting with vendors and following expense reporting guidelines provided;
8. providing appropriate paperwork including prop list, prop tracking sheet, etc. to Stage Manager and stage management team on schedule;
9. coordinating with ASM(s) regarding the proper use and upkeep of props during performances, and with Stage Carpenter or other appropriate crew member(s) regarding potential repairs and touch ups;
10. ensuring the safe and timely return of rented and/or borrowed items after the close of the production;
11. ensuring that props strike is done in a timely manner and all items for which CTM is responsible are returned to CTM storage or vendors in good condition;
12. improving and maintaining storage of CTM props inventory.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS
The successful candidate will have a thorough working knowledge of theatrical production, strong oral and written communication skills in addition to excellent time management skills. BA/BS in theatre and demonstrated skills in pertinent areas of technical theater production and professional experience required. This position requires frequent work on evenings and weekends.

TO APPLY
Please send cover letter and resume to Kat Sirico at kat@ctmtheater.org

Directors - (posted 12/11/18 by Sun Prairie Civic Theatre)

Sun Prairie Civic Theatre is seeking directions submissions for productions of Matilda and Mary Poppins. Matilda could be performed sometime during the fall of 2019 (late Sept. early October for two weekends), and Mary Poppins could be performed in the spring of 2019 (late April early May 2019 for two weekends). Exact dates are yet to be determined. There is compensation for the directors of each musical. Those interested should contact Dan Presser with a complete resume and further information. Dan’s email is: dan@tweedeeproductions.com. Both positions depend on availability of rights.

Contemporary Dance Instructor - (posted 10/31/18 by Schauer Arts Center)

Job Opening : Intermediate & Advanced Contemporary Dance Instructor

The Schauer School of the Arts has immediate openings for contemporary dance instructors on our weekly team as well as within our substitute pool. The ideal candidate would have strengths in teaching middle and high school, intermediate and advanced levels.

Candidates must have :
• A proficiency in teaching intermediate and advanced levels of Contemporary dance
• An aptitude for working with middle and high school students
• The availability to teach 1-2 nights per week during the school year (additional summer opportunities are available)
• A commitment to maintain a consistent schedule for the long term
• The desire to plan classes that foster progressive learning and skill development
• A mindfulness to movement techniques and practices that assure the safety of our dancers
• A desire to choreograph/stage end of the year performances and participate in community events outside of class

Additional Qualifications & Experience
• Required : High school diploma, GED, or equivalent
• Required : Contemporary dance training from an accredited college program or professionally recognized company/studio
• Completed or in-process coursework related to education and teaching
• Minimum 2 years of teaching experience in Contemporary dance
• Working knowledge of the terminology, basic pedagogy, and history related to Contemporary dance
• Strong written and verbal skills that ensure healthy communications between students, staff, and families

Compensation
Instructors are paid hourly for teaching hours. Hourly compensation for teaching hours ranges from $20-$25 per hour based on training and experience.
Instructors receive additional compensation for class planning, as well as stipends for participation in workshops, camps, and performance opportunities.

Job Type : Part-Time
Start Date : Immediately
Schedule : Monday evenings 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Application Deadline : Open until filled
Application Process : Submit application, cover letter, and current resume’ to Education Coordinator
Application Contact : Melissa Arnold, Education Coordinator (No phone calls, please)


The Schauer School of the Arts offers classes in dance, music, theater, and visual art for all ages and abilities. Our staff is made up of experienced teaching artists and educators who understand the value of professional creative arts training for all regardless of one’s path in life. We strive to provide serious training in a nurturing environment. Collaborations between various School of the Arts colleagues and departments, as well as interest in community outreach is supported and encouraged.

For more information on the Schauer Arts Center and the Schauer School of the Arts, please visit our website : www.SchauerCenter.org

The Schauer Arts Center is an equal employment opportunity employer. We adhere to a policy of making employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, age, or disability. We assure you that your opportunity for employment with the Schauer Arts Center depends solely on your qualifications.

Directors for future seasons - (posted 10/15/18 by Music Theatre of Madison)

INNOVATORS WANTED!

Music Theatre of Madison, a professional theatre entering its fourteenth season, is looking to meet Wisconsin-based directors for future seasons. The company focuses on what’s next in the world of musical theatre, having presented numerous local, state, and Midwest premieres and recently focusing on development of new pieces through the Wisconsin New Musicals Cycle. Learn more about us at www.mtmadison.com.

We are currently looking for directors for the 2020 season, themed “Out of the Shadows,” and our 2021 season, themed “The Impossible Season.” Directors may also be hired for periodic readings or concerts beginning in 2019. Rehearsals typically occur in evenings at a central Madison location. Auditions tend to happen several months in advance, depending on the production.

Compensation for directing increases with each season and consists of a weekly stipend commensurate with experience and time spent in rehearsal. Housing and transportation can also be provided for out of town directors, however, we are only seeking Wisconsin-based directors at this time.

Here’s what we’re looking for in a great director:

A love and appreciation for the art of musical theatre: This is essential. A deep understanding of the contribution of musicals to society, as well as appreciation of the power and uniqueness of the art form, are key to working for this company. We seek to illustrate the newness of the art form and its potential, and directors that love musicals are crucial to creating a great working environment for our shows.


Innovation and “out of the box” thinking. We want to meet directors who challenge us and our artists with new ideas about how musicals can be presented, staged, and interpreted, while still adhering to the intentions of the creators. They will also be able to articulate their vision with excellence, deliberateness, and clarity.


Clear vision and dedication. Our directors will think have a clear idea of what they want and spend the time necessary, with MTM’s support, to make that idea come to life.


A collaborative and patient personality. As a director for MTM, the Executive Director gives directors a lot of freedom with artistic choices, provided they are open to discussion and collaboration both with current MTM staff and the artists that are part of the production. If you are a dictatorial or inflexible person, you will not thrive in this environment.

A respect for artists and the creative process. Our directors will be constructive, proactive leaders who allow and trust the instincts of the artists they work with. They will be insightful and supportive in all artistic feedback.


A great sense of humor. We love this art form and believe firmly in its power. We take the work seriously, but love to laugh while we’re making it happen.


Experience: Our directors have had time to hone their craft through other productions at varying levels.

If this sounds like you and you want the opportunity to work in a fun environment on a brand new or rarely-performed piece, please submit your resume, at least two photos or videos of your work, and two professional references to Executive Director Meghan Randolph, mrandolph@mtmadison.com.

Music Theatre of Madison is an equal-opportunity organization. The company does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status in any of its activities or operations. All applications will be considered and those not selected for this project will be kept on file to be considered for future opportunities.

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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Actors - (posted 3/17/19 by Early Work Productions)

We are currently looking for a few actors to play a part for a origin story of Kingpin. This is a non-commercial & non-paying indie film.

Character Descriptions:

Punisher

Male
Age: 35 - 45
Fit
Height 5’11’’ - 6’1’’
Ex Military, mentally distressed from loss of family, stoic.


Johnny

Male
Age: 20 - 40
Average
Race: Asian-American
Works for the Foot. Dresses like an old-fashioned Mobster. Pristine and clean with his appearance.

Also, need actors to play bodyguards, a driver and need extras.

Please contact Aaron at bigboycosplay@gmail.com for further details.

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