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Show Host - (posted 2/7/18 by Gravy)

Gravy Shopping Game Show Host
Description
Gravy is a venture-backed startup in the livestreaming space co-founded by an experienced team with 4
previous start-up successes (including Jellyfish.com, acquired by Microsoft and transformed into Bing
Shopping).
Gravy (Gravy.live) is set to launch an innovative new mobile game show in the first quarter of 2018. The
show will be broadcast live daily, from Gravy’s Madison WI studio (or a remote studio depending on
Host location), and include a number of unique features and interactive games that let everyone in the
mobile app audience join in the fun.
We’re now looking for a few talented entertainers to serve as the Emcee/Show Hosts for this first of its
kind mobile Game Show. The Show Host will direct and run the Game Show via livestream video feed,
as they interact and entertain the live audience. We plan to broadcast Shows daily, with each Show
running approximately 10 to 15 minutes in length. We anticipate that Hosts will need 30 to 60 minutes
of pre-Show prep time.
Skills and Background We Want:
• Demonstrated skill/experience entertaining a live audience
• Ability to ad-lib and “roll with” a lightly-scripted live broadcast
• Off the charts charisma and/or comedic skills that engender loyalty with a repeat audience
• Previous live video streaming experience a plus
• A start up mindset and passion for growth
Compensation and Time Commitment
This is a flexible, part-time commitment, and we plan to have a roster of Show Hosts that can fill in our
Show schedule. We anticipate paying Hosts a fixed, per-show fee.
Are you excited by the opportunity to be the public face for a completely new live game show that is
poised to be a major consumer brand? If so, please send us your resume. We’d like to talk with you.
Interested?
Please send your resume to info@gravy.live

Executive Director - (posted 2/5/18 by Monroe Arts Center)

Monroe Arts Center (MAC) is seeking a dynamic leader to manage its regional performing and visual arts center while playing an instrumental part in making Monroe, Wisconsin a destination. The key responsibility is to establish a robust schedule of performances and programs for the recently remodeled facility with a new addition that offers an art gallery, meeting rooms, classroom, gift shop, promenade, box office, and accessibility to the beautiful 19th century historic church converted into a 270-seat concert hall. Larger acts can also be booked in the 700-seat local Monroe High School PAC. Other critical responsibilities include managing a staff of 5 and volunteers; fund and membership development and donor stewardship; forming and maintaining community partnerships with other arts organizations; increasing youth and family programming; educational, business and community outreach; budget management and revenue generation (current annual budget is $400K); facilities management; marketing and promotion; and working collaboratively while reporting to boards of directors for both MAC and MAC Foundation. Ideal candidate will have an entrepreneurial spirit and love of the arts; Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts and/or commensurate experience in the arts; strong management/leadership experience; excellent verbal and written communication skills including public speaking; fundraising and audience development experience; prudent financial management skills; visionary and strategic thinking skills; and an ability to create a culture that provides a customer and community-focused experience at MAC. Please submit letter of interest describing your perspective on performance and visual arts programming, resume and salary expectations to jrevels@revelsconsulting.com or mail to:
Monroe Arts Center Search Committee
1315 11th Street
Monroe, WI 53566

Resident Technical Director - Full Time - (posted 1/30/18 by Sunset Playhouse)

Job Description - Resident Technical Director - Sunset Playhouse, Elm Grove, WI

Employment: The Resident Technical Director is a member of Sunset Playhouse’s full-time professional staff. This is a salaried, full-time position with comprehensive benefits. Status “exempt”

General Responsibilities: The Resident Technical Director is responsible for the technical aspects of productions produced by Sunset Playhouse, the premiere community theater in south eastern Wisconsin. Working within the established policies and procedures of the organization, with the assistance of staff and volunteers and with oversight by the Artistic Director, duties include, but are not limited to: set design of 6 – 8 main stage productions per season, set build for 8 main stage productions, assist guest set and light designers as needed; maintain the technical shop area and equipment; recruit, train and utilize technical volunteers, provide general support of the overall production quality of the Sunset Playhouse; and assist in general maintenance of the facility. The Resident Technical Director will attend staff meetings

Qualifications:

Education: BA in Technical Theater with emphasis on design and construction or equivalent experience

Experience: 1-2 years’ experience in design/construction of sets.
Basic Understanding of light and sound board programs

Availability: Varied hours based on theater calendar, including nights and weekends during tech weeks.

Certifications/Licenses: Valid Driver’s License

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

• Ability to recruit, train, and retain technical staff and volunteers
• Ability to multi-task/ strong organizational skills
• Ability to adhere to schedules and meet all production deadlines
• Working knowledge of Google docs and Microsoft Office.

Physical Demands

Manual Dexterity: Ability to use a computer, write instructions, complete forms.

Physical Effort: Walking, climbing stairs and ladders, reaching, lifting. Ability to lift 50lbs.

Working Conditions: Must be comfortable working in an open office environment.

Hazards: None.

About The Sunset Playhouse:
Sunset Playhouse was established in 1960 as Southeastern Wisconsin’s premiere community theater. The Playhouse has evolved since those early days into a community arts complex presenting a mix of community theater and professional theater/music events. Additionally, the Playhouse is an important player in theater arts education through its School for The Arts and bug in a rug Children’s Theater Series. The Playhouse produces approximately 26 live productions each season, as well as a number of special concerts and fundraising events. Sunset offers opportunities to guest directors and designers and counts over 600 volunteers in the Sunset Playhouse family.
For more information, please contact:
Nancy Visintainer-Armstrong, Artistic Director
nvarmstrong@sunsetplayhouse.com

To apply for the Resident Designer/Technical Director position:
Submit cover letter, resume, salary requirements, and three references by February 16, 2018 to:
Nancy Visintainer-Armstrong, Artistic Director
nvarmstrong@sunsetplayhouse.com

Dance Instructor - (posted 1/23/18 by Dance Now! Dance Studios, LLC)

Dance Now! Studios in Beaver Dam and Watertown is seeking a qualified dance instructor for the 2018-2019 season. We are looking for an experienced dance teacher who loves children and wants to share their passion with them. We offer a Monday thru Thursday evening schedule, a supportive work environment, and opportunities for personal and professional development.

We are more than just a great dancing affiliated studio, our positive classrooms are staffed by amazing teachers who go beyond teaching dance technique to developing important life skills in students! A background in teaching ballet, jazz, tap, hip hop, contemporary and/or lyrical is preferred. Dependability, professionalism, creativity, punctuality and friendliness a must!

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to Julie Ronzani (Executive Director) via email at dancenowstudios@att.net In your cover letter, please be sure to include your weekly availability, teaching preferences related to genres and age groups (if you have any), and when you are available to start. We would need commitment from September 2018 thru May 2019.

Dance Now! Studios is affiliated with Dance Masters of WI, a member of Wisconsin Dance Council and an official supporter of YPAD.

Scenic Designer for two-year project - (posted 1/8/18 by Music Theatre of Madison)

Music Theatre Madison, a twelve-year old professional musical theatre company focused on new and rare musicals, is seeking an imaginative set designer for a new workshop and production of Nathan Fosbinder's new musical Hephaestus, the story of Greek mythology's biggest underdog. Learn more about the organization at http://www.mtmadison.com./

ABOUT: The show will start as a workshop performed at the Madison Opera Center in June of 2018, where audiences will give feedback and have the opportunity to hear early demos and view renderings, set ideas, and vision boards. For this portion of the project, the designer will work with the director to create a concept and provide renderings and a 3-D model to be displayed. Please inquire directly for information on the size and scale of the space the renderings will be created for.

The workshop portion will be translated into a full world premiere production in 2019, most likely at the Fredric March Play Circle in the Wisconsin Union (dates are being worked out and will be known soon). This full production will be informed by audience feedback from the workshop portion. The designer will tweak their concept and execute it with technical support for the full staging. Dates and location will be confirmed by spring, 2018.

The concept is very open-ended at this point. We are looking for a designer with great innovation and flexibility. A fondness for Greek mythology and a love of non-literal, fantasy style is a plus!

COMPENSATION: This is a paid contract position, with a stipend of $250 for the 2018 rendering work and an additional larger sum TBD in 2019.

TO SUBMIT: If interested, please submit resume, photos of your work, and a brief note about why you are interested in the project to kmurcott@mtmadison.com. Deadline for submissions is March 1, 2018. For questions, e-mail info@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.

Theatre Technician - (posted 1/4/18 by Attic Theatre)

Job Title: Theatre Technician

Number of positions open: Up to 2

Application deadline: Open until filled

Salary: Negotiable - housing available. Additional earning opportunities available from running shows.

Job type: Full time, temporary

Functions: Following directions from the Technical Director, construct sets. Hang and focus lights. Work with volunteer backstage help.

Estimated start date: 5/20/18

Estimated end date: 8/13/18

Hours of work: Hours of work vary, depending upon the demands of each show, and if technicians are running a show.

Required knowledge, skills & abilities: A knowledge of set construction/set painting techniques is desired. Must be able to safely work around power tools, on ladders and lifts, and with electricity.

Other information: Please contact Robert Ernst at rernst1252@new.rr.com with any questions or to submit a resume/vitea. Find out more about Attic Chamber Theare at http://attictheatreinc.com/

Technical Director - (posted 1/4/18 by Attic Theatre)

Job Title: Technical Director

Number of positions open: 1

Application deadline: Open until filled

Salary: Negotiable - housing available

Job type: Full time, temporary

Functions: Using set plans and lighting plots provided, build sets and hang lights for Attic Chamber Theatre's 2018 Summer season. Supervise technicians and volunteer backstage help.

Estimated start date: 5/20/18

Estimated end date: 8/13/18

Hours of work: TD is responsible for setting work hours, based upon the needs to complete sets between shows.

Total hours of work per week: Varies, with more hours needed as shows change over

Required knowledge, skills & abilities: Must be able to work from set plans and lighting plots and coordinate the schedules of technicians and volunteers building the sets. Works with the Director and Stage Manager to ensure actor safety and to fulfill the Director’s artistic vision. Must be able to work safely around power tools, on ladders and lifts, and with electricity.

Other information: Please contact Robert Ernst at rernst1252@new.rr.com with any questions or to submit a resume/vitea. Find out more about Attic Chamber Theare at http://attictheatreinc.com/

Chorus Members Wanted - (posted 11/18/17 by Fresco Opera Theatre)

Chorus members needed for Fresco Opera’s “Queen of the Night”. This world premiere production will be performed April 6th through the 8th of 2018 in the Madison area. Singers should email us at frescoopera@frescooperatheatre.com for more details.

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Director - (posted 12/20/17 by Sun Prairie Civic Theatre)

Sun Prairie Civic Theatre is planning on producing SHREK, The Musical during the winter of 2019. This is a volunteer position. Actual dates, times of the performances and availability of rights are still pending. Persons interested in applying to be the director of this show should contact Brian at bgoff60@gmail.com for further information asap.

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