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Actor/Singer/Musicians - (posted 5/6/22 by Palace Theater in the Dells)

5 actor/singer/musicians

The Palace Theater in the Wisconsin Dells is holding video auditions
for their upcoming non-equity production of Ring of Fire

We are looking for 5 actor/singer/musicians who play their own instruments and 1 understudy.

Ring of Fire
Running June 8 - Sept 4 with some flexibility if necessary.
Rehearsals will start around May 23

Pay rate is 500 - 550 per week plus housing

Please submit your resume, headshot, and/or a video
singing and playing your musical instrument to a song that best shows off your voice.

Email submissions to mitch@dellspalace.com

Cast Breakdown:
Trenna – Female Vocalist, doubling on acoustic guitar
Jason – Male vocalist playing acoustic guitar and various percussion
Eddie – Male vocalist playing acoustic guitar, electric guitar and various percussion
David – Male vocalist playing electric guitar, banjo, mandolin and fiddle
Mark – Male vocalist playing bass )preferable double bass but electric can be used, acoustic guitar and various percussion

Five Actor/Singer/Musicians - (posted 5/3/22 by Palace Theater in the Dells)

The Palace Theater in the Wisconsin Dells is holding video auditions for their upcoming non-equity production of Ring of Fire

We are looking for 5 actor/singer/musicians who play their own instruments and 1 understudy.

The Palace Theater
564 Wisconsin Dells Parkway S.
Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965
DellsPalace.com

Ring of Fire
Running June 8 - Sept 4 with some flexibility if necessary.

Pay rate is 500 - 550 per week plus housing

Please submit your resume, headshot, and a video singing and playing your musical instrument to a song that best shows off your voice.

Email submissions to mitch@dellspalace.com

Cast Breakdown:

Trenna – Female Vocalist, doubling on acoustic guitar
Jason – Male vocalist playing acoustic guitar and various percussion
Eddie – Male vocalist playing acoustic guitar, electric guitar and various percussion
David – Male vocalist playing electric guitar, banjo, mandolin and fiddle
Mark – Male vocalist playing bass )preferable double bass but electric can be used, acoustic guitar and various percussion

Bipoc Male Actors (2) - (posted 5/2/22 by TNW Ensemble Theater)

Seeking two male BIPOC actors, ages 25-40 for a multi-disciplinary monologue project, which includes visual arts, theater, music. Actor does not need to sing or paint. Experience in non-traditional theater helpful. The piece will be performed for three days in March 2023, at the Overture Center in the Wisconsin Studio by Madison-based multi-arts professional organization, TNW Ensemble Theater. This is an engaging, exhilarating, and non-traditional theater piece, with much to offer in the way of collaborative work, intriguing perspectives on life and death, and ultimately an affirmation of truth and the human condition.

Paid position. Rehearsals begin in January 2023. Auditions in June 2022.

Please email, info@tnwensembletheater.org or call 608-244-2938; 608-770-0826.

Vocal Specialist (contract) - (posted 4/8/22 by UW-Madison's Wisconsin Singers)

www.wisconsinsingers.com/hiring

The Wisconsin Singers (WS) is seeking a talented, dynamic, and motivated freelance Vocal Specialist for its 55th anniversary season. This role is a fixed-rate contract position ($8,000), with the opportunity to renew for additional seasons.

Showcasing the top talents from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Wisconsin Singers entertains more than 50,000 annually with a pop music revue that features stellar vocals, stunning choreography, and spectacular big band sound from the past forty years. Students come from a variety of majors, and annual auditions identify troupe members based on their ability to sing pop music solo style(s) and hold an independent SATB part in a well-blended, collegiate level backup ensemble.

The Vocal Specialist is responsible for teaching choral scores, providing resources and instruction in pop vocal styles, reinforcing basic and advanced vocal technique, and creating a professional quality vocal ensemble sound. If you have a passion for educating students in the art of popular music and vocal performance, join our artistic team and help us fulfill our mission of providing Broadway-caliber productions, hands-on educational opportunities, and community service to countless communities each year.

About the Role
As a Vocal Specialist, you will:
• Review and revise vocal scores to fit ranges/abilities of troupe.
• Instruct students in basic and advanced vocal technique and how to apply that technique in the context of a fully choreographed show.
• Teach the 55th season vocal score to singer/dancers at Vocal Camp from July 15-17, 2022.
• Plan and facilitate a vocal technique and style workshop for singer/dancers in collaboration with the WS Professional Staff, tentatively scheduled on August 7, 2022.
• Conduct vocal rehearsals, vocal warmups, and partner with Professional Staff on casting the show during WS Production Camp from August 16 – September 4, 2022, including 2 full days of vocal rehearsal on August 16-17. Other rehearsal times throughout Production Camp TBD.
• Train the WS Student Vocal Captain(s) regarding pop music vocal technique and style, basic conducting skills, and ensemble warm-up techniques prior to and throughout WS Production Camp with the intent for Vocal Captains to go on to assume responsibility for the ensemble sound throughout the touring season.
• Plan and facilitate Sunday rehearsals throughout the first semester (September 11 – November 13, 2022) in collaboration with the WS Professional Staff, including attendance at weekly WS Professional Staff meetings.
• Plan and facilitate pre-spring semester rehearsals for singer/dancers in collaboration with the WS Professional Staff tentatively scheduled for January 11 and 12, 2023.
• Attend spring 2022 auditions to cast the 55th season singer/dancers (April 24, May 15, 21, 22), if available.

About You
You're a fit for the role of Vocal Specialist if you have:
• Knowledge of and ability/willingness to teach basic and advanced vocal technique
• Familiarity with a variety of pop music styles, including pop, country, rock, jazz, and musical theater
• Ability to play vocal parts/basic keyboard accompaniment
• Experience in choral conducting and building a collegiate-level ensemble sound
• Ability to create effective rehearsal plans
• Proficiency in aurally evaluating vocals and full ensemble performance and translating this assessment into rehearsal planning and written notes
• Commitment to holding students accountable for the details of part singing, vocal technique, and appropriate performance styles
• Commitment to professional collaboration, consistent communication, and meeting deadlines as set forth by the Executive Producer
Preferred Skills:
• Experience in directing a pop music ensemble with choreography and live instrumentals
• Experience building a show concept
• Ability to evaluate vocal scores and use basic editing software to rearrange vocals as needed

How to Apply:
Send the following materials to executiveboard@wisconsinsingers.com:
• Educational/Professional Resume including teaching positions, degrees, and pertinent experience
• Response to Background Questionnaire:
1. What are the top skills and strengths you would bring to the Vocal Specialist position?
2. Share any relevant experience that highlights why you would be the best fit for the position.
3. What interests you the most about the Vocal Specialist position and the Wisconsin Singers organization?

Interviews will be offered on a rolling basis starting as early as April 15, 2022, with an intended start date of May 8, 2022.

Performers for Live Children's Science Show - (posted 3/10/22 by Talewise)

Talewise is looking for energetic, animated performers to present our fun, interactive live science programs all over the Madison, WI region this summer! There is no need to be a scientist — we will teach you all the science you need to know!

This is a great opportunity for actors, teachers, or established entertainers looking to expand their portfolio.

Compensation: $120 per show

Learn more about the job and apply at www.talewise.com/jobs

Executive Director - (posted 1/6/22 by Bartell Community Theatre)

Description:
The Gerald A. Bartell Community Theatre Foundation is a unique collaboration between five theatre companies who participate in the administration and operation of the Foundation (known as Participating Theatre Companies). Within our walls, Madison artists tell stories about themselves and their worlds. Audience members are transformed, enlightened, entertained, and invited into the conversation about who and what this community is. The purpose and mission of the Gerald A Bartell Community Theatre Foundation, Inc., (GABCTF) is to equip, operate, and maintain a live-performance facility created by the Foundation for the benefit of the Participating Theatre Companies (PTCs), and additional publicly supported organizations of the same class, so as to assist them in carrying out the purpose for which they are organized. The Executive Director serves as the chief executive of the Bartell Theatre Foundation and is responsible for its consistent achievement of its mission, strategic goals, and financial objectives, with the close cooperation of the Board President and the Board of Directors.

General Duties and Responsibilities:
Other duties may be assigned or changed at the discretion of the Board.
Operations: financial management, operations, rental management, building management, venue promotion
Development: fundraising, grant writing, sponsor development, donor management
Governance: policy research, board support, planning and goal setting
Communications: marketing, public relations, advocacy, social media and website management
Personnel: volunteer and staff management

Financial Management:
Responsible for developing and maintaining sound financial practices.
Work with the Board Treasurer to prepare the annual budget and submit for Board approval.
Manage budget to meet financial goals
Jointly, as is necessary, with the Board President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Vice President, conduct official correspondence and execute legal documents.
Work with the Financial manager (CPA) to file annual tax reports for both the Bartell Foundation and Bartell Building Corporation.
Oversee or implement all financial transactions for both the Foundation and Building Corporation, including: preparing and submitting monthly payroll, processing and paying vendor invoices, processing and delivering all bank deposits, reconciling bank statements, report and file all relevant tax reports.
Produce and distribute monthly financial reports for the Board of Directors.
Explore, recommend, and implement new business systems such as ticketing, database, and networking solutions.

Development:
Participate in Fundraising Committee meetings and resulting work as a permanent, non-voting member of the committee.
Direct annual fund programs, foundation and corporate gifts, grants and sponsorships, special events programs and planned giving.
Lead strategies and research to identify, prioritize, cultivate, solicit, recognize, and steward all donors and prospects.
Oversee and implement the writing of grants and proposals that will increase revenue.
Coordinate fundraising events and campaigns.
Build and sustain relationships with current, new, and potential grant and donation-giving organizations and individuals.
Manage individual donor campaigns including annual gifts and special appeals.
Work to secure socially responsible Dane-county based business partners for programs and major fundraisers.
Oversee management of ticketing, volunteer, and donor databases for the Bartell and its resident companies.
Collaborate with volunteers, staff, and consultants to ensure that publications, websites, and mailings include donor-focused content.
Work with the board of directors to enhance development efforts.


Building Operations & Management:
Manage the operation, maintenance, and supplies of the physical plant including a permanent, non-voting seat on the Maintenance committee.
Recommend research, planning, and implementation of improvements, repairs, and renovations of the building and theater spaces.
Oversees concessions, office, janitorial, and theatrical supplies and contractors.
Work with the Box Office Manager to ensure prompt response to email, telephone, and social media inquiries.
Maintain archival documents for both the Bartell Foundation and the Bartell Building Corporation.
Apply for and maintain all applicable licensure including: charitable organization, theater venue, liquor license, nonprofit status, etc.
Act as liquor license agent for the Bartell Foundation.

Rental Management:
Prepare and execute contracts, invoices, and necessary paperwork for all rentals for both outside entities (non-PTCs) and Bartell residents (PTCs)
Act as venue promoter to market, attract, and develop the Bartell Theatre to non-PTC entities.
Prepare, negotiate, and execute all annual contracts with the Bartell PTCs.
Identify, develop, and recruit new potential resident PTCs when necessary.
Serve as the main point of contact for all PTCs and non-PTCs for all rental inquiries and needs.
Ensure all rentals and productions conform to Fire Codes and ADA requirements.
Ensure all rentals and productions adhere to Bartell rules and regulations and submit necessary documentation when rentals are complete.
Arrange for technical support and lobby staffing for all non-PTC rentals.
Help manage the Bartell Rental Calendar.

Governance:
Responsible for oversight of Bartell Theatre Foundations goals, standards, and vision.
Work with the board to enhance effectiveness of board members as strategic thinkers, fundraisers, volunteers, and legal caretakers of the Bartell’s mission and strategic goals.
Provide guidance, feedback, and eventual implementation of long-term plans as formulated and approved by the Board.
Work with committees to implement and plan activities and strategies to promote the vision of the board of directors.
Collect, prepare, and distribute all Board of Directors materials at monthly board meetings.

Communications:
Represent the theatre and foundation in the community.
Serve as a staff representative of the Foundation at special events and performances at the Bartell.
Represent the Bartell Foundation on commissions, committees and boards of organizations in ways that will support the mission and goals of the Bartell Theatre Foundation.
Serve as primary editor and administrator of all Bartell social media accounts.
Create or collaborate on the creation of marketing materials, including: the Bartell website, season poster and brochure, newsletters, press releases and interviews, fundraising and campaign materials, special event marketing, etc

Personnel:
Responsible for all recruitment, employment, and release of all personnel, volunteer or paid, that directly serve the Bartell Theatre Foundation.
Develop job descriptions, hold regular performance evaluations, and ensure sound human resources practices are followed.
Assist in the training, management, and recruitment of volunteers for the PTCs as relates to work at the Bartell Theatre.
Maintain a climate that attracts, keeps, and motivates a diverse staff of top quality volunteers and employees.


Qualifications:
Ideal candidates will have experience with:
Administration of a business or non-profit organization including accounting and standard business practices.
Public relations and marketing
Fundraising and grant writing
Management of volunteers, employees, and contractors.
Customer Service
Additional consideration will be give to candidates whose experience includes:
Building Maintenance
Knowledge of Technical Theatre
Box Office Management
CRM Software
Event Management
Possess excellent communication and organization skills.
Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, confidentiality, interpersonal skills.
Excellent verbal communication, interpersonal and relationship-building skills
Ability to present, inform, and motivate individuals and groups about the Bartell’s mission and programs.
Ability to apply for and maintain a liquor license and license as a liquor agent.

Salary Range is $42K-50K, and is negotiable commensurate with experience.

To Apply:
Email your resume, a cover letter, and at least three references to Board President, Zak Stowe at zak@bartelltheatre.org.
For timely consideration please submit your application materials by April 1st, 2022. Position will remain open until filled.

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