Backstage Employment Network This live entertainment industry job board is brought to you by Timeless communications, publisher of Projection, Lights and Staging News, FRONT of HOUSE and Stage Directions Magazines. http://www.plsnbookshelf.com/jobs en_US Executive Director <p>Executive Director &ndash; Trustus Theatre</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Trustus Theatre, located in Columbia SC, is looking for a full-time executive director.&nbsp; Trustus is a non-profit theatre that produces live theatre year round. &nbsp;Trustus also offers a theatre education program for youths as well as training workshops for corporate organizations.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The Executive Director is one of two key management leaders of Trustus and is responsible for developing and administering the budget, fundraising, managing non-artistic administration, programming and strategic planning. &nbsp;Other duties include marketing, and community outreach and connectivity. The position reports directly to the Board of Directors.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Specific responsibilities include:</p> <ul> <li>Developing and administering annual budget</li> <li>Hiring and managing administrative staff members</li> <li>Raising money</li> <li>Creating and implementing development plan</li> <li>Soliciting donors</li> <li>Identifying funding sources</li> <li>Writing grants</li> <li>Overseeing fundraising events</li> <li>Overseeing annual audit</li> <li>Implementing strategic plan</li> <li>Seeking sponsorships</li> <li>Working with marketing firm to develop marketing materials for public relations</li> <li>Collaborating with artistic director and staff to create programming. </li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Qualifications:</p> <p>The candidate must have a Bachelor&rsquo;s degree and possess non-profit, fundraising and grant writing experience.&nbsp; Also the candidate should have theatrical experience and an understanding of the business, technical and artistic demands associated with operating a dynamic performance and evolving educational organization. &nbsp;The candidate should possess some background in business.&nbsp; The candidate must have strong interpersonal and verbal communication skills as well as advanced, persuasive writing skills, and must have the ability to interact and navigate issues at the executive level and work with a board of directors.&nbsp; Strong relationship building and solicitation skills are critical. &nbsp;The candidate should have proficient computer skills in word processing, spreadsheet applications and PowerPoint and a working knowledge of QuickBooks.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Application deadline:</p> <p>September 15, 2015</p> <p>Please send resume and cover letter to Search Committee, Trustus Theatre, 520 Lady Street, Columbia SC 29201 or via email to Chad@trustus.org.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> http://www.plsnbookshelf.com/jobs/category/theatre/Executive_Director.htm 20 Aug 2015 23:11 +0000 House Technician (Lighting) <p><strong>House Technician (Lighting)</strong></p> <p>The House Technician (Lighting) position supports the Production Department and the entire Long Center team by overseeing and executing house theatrical lighting operations in all venues as assigned. This position must interface well with incoming companies while maintaining Long Center safety and artistic standards. This position will oversee the set up and the safe operation of Long Center equipment, especially lighting equipment. A thorough understanding of Long Center&rsquo;s lighting equipment is required for adequately advancing productions and for troubleshooting problems. This position will attend to the maintenance of the Long Center&rsquo;s lighting systems, helping to keep them at peak performance levels. As a fully functioning member of the Long Center&rsquo;s production staff, the House Technician (Lighting) also has the responsibility to assume other stagehand tasks as assigned.</p> <p><strong>Essential Duties and Responsibilities </strong>include the following. Other Stagehand duties may be assigned by the Director of Production or designee.</p> <p>&bull; Be present for load-ins, load-outs, technical rehearsals, and performances as assigned.</p> <p>&bull; Assist in the supervision of the lighting systems and coordinate lighting technical needs of the Long Center and its users at the direction of Director of Production and the House Head Electrician.</p> <p>&bull; Work in conjunction and lead stagehands, volunteers, and contract labor brought in to assist on productions.</p> <p>&bull; Occasionally act as lead Lighting Technician for Long Center Presents and rental events as assigned<em>. </em></p> <p>&bull; Works as light board operator and run shows as assigned.</p> <p>&bull; Train local theatrical lighting technicians to properly operate The Long Center&rsquo;s equipment within manufacturer&rsquo;s guidelines and The Long Center&rsquo;s standards.</p> <p>&bull; As necessary, advance with production staff from incoming clients to ensure that their lighting needs can be effectively met<em>. </em></p> <p>&bull; Maintain and track theatrical lighting equipment inventories.</p> <p>&bull; Advise the Director of Production and Production Supervisors, the House Head Electrician, and other department heads on lighting system status and the need for any remedial action necessary.</p> <p>&bull; Pursue opportunities for continuing education in the lighting field so as to stay abreast of the latest technologies, techniques, and equipment.</p> <p>&bull; Assist in the preparation and maintenance of a capital replacement schedule based upon the demonstrated needs of Long Center users and the potential of realizing greater operational efficiency and performance quality.</p> <p>&bull; Execute inspections and make repairs to theatrical lighting systems and equipment. Supervise third party vendors as necessary.</p> <p>&bull; Assist the Director of Production and production staff with all aspects of production.</p> <p>&bull; Be available for long and irregular hours.</p> <p class="Default"><strong>To Apply: </strong></p> <p class="Default">Please email cover letter, resume and references to <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a href="mailto:techcareers@thelongcenter.org">techcareers@thelongcenter.org</a></span>. No phone calls please.</p> <p class="Default"><strong>Important Note: </strong></p> <p>The information contained in the job posting is intended to outline the general nature and scope of work being performed by an employee assigned to this position. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and capabilities required of a person employed in this capacity. Actual Job Descriptions are subject to change at the discretion of the Long Center. The Long Center is an EOE Employer.</p> http://www.plsnbookshelf.com/jobs/category/venue-positions/House_Technician_(Lighting).htm 20 Aug 2015 14:59 +0000 House Head Electrician <p><strong>House Head Electrician</strong></p> <p>The House Head Electrician supports the Production Department and the entire Long Center team by overseeing and executing stage lighting and power operations in all venues as directed. This position must interface well with incoming companies while maintaining Long Center safety and artistic standards. This position will oversee and execute the set-up and safe operation of Long Center stage lighting and stage power equipment. A thorough understanding of Long Center&rsquo;s stage lighting and stage power equipment is required for adequately advancing productions and for troubleshooting problems. This person will oversee the maintenance of the Long Center&rsquo;s stage lighting and stage power systems at peak performance levels. As a fully functioning member of the Long Center&rsquo;s production staff, the House Electrician also has the responsibility to assume other stagehand tasks as assigned.</p> <p><strong>Essential Duties and Responsibilities </strong>include the following. Other duties may be assigned by the Director of Production or designee.</p> <p>&bull; Be present for load-ins, load-outs, technical rehearsals, and performances as assigned</p> <p>&bull; Oversee the stage lighting systems and coordinate all stage lighting and stage power needs of the Long Center and its users.</p> <p>&bull; Work with, lead, and direct stagehands, volunteers, and contract labor brought in to assist on productions.</p> <p>&bull; Design theatrical lighting systems for Long Center Presents as assigned.</p> <p>&bull; Serve as House Head Electrician for Long Center Presents and rental events<em>. </em></p> <p>&bull; Works as light board operator for shows as assigned.</p> <p>&bull; Train local theatrical lighting technicians to properly operate the Long Center&rsquo;s equipment within manufacturer&rsquo;s guidelines and the Long Center&rsquo;s standards.</p> <p>&bull; Advance with production staff from incoming clients to ensure that their lighting needs can be effectively met<em>. </em></p> <p>&bull; Maintain and track theatrical lighting equipment inventories.</p> <p>&bull; Advise the Director of Production and Production Supervisors, and other department heads on theatrical lighting system status and the need for any remedial action necessary.</p> <p>&bull; Pursue opportunities for continuing education in the lighting field so as to stay abreast of the latest technologies, techniques, and equipment.</p> <p>&bull; Make budget recommendations for equipment upgrade and capital improvements.</p> <p>&bull; Prepare and maintain a capital replacement schedule based upon the demonstrated needs of Long Center users and the potential of realizing greater operational efficiency and performance quality.</p> <p>&bull; Schedules and executes inspections, supervises and makes repairs to theatrical lighting systems and equipment. Supervises third party vendors as necessary for repairs and maintenance.</p> <p>&bull; Assist the Director of Production and production staff with all aspects of production.</p> <p class="Default"><strong>To Apply: </strong></p> <p class="Default">Please email cover letter, resume and references to <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a href="mailto:techcareers@thelongcenter.org">techcareers@thelongcenter.org</a></span>. No phone calls please.</p> <p class="Default"><strong>&nbsp;I<strong>mportant Note:</strong></strong></p> <p>The information contained in the job posting is intended to outline the general nature and scope of work being performed by an employee assigned to this position. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and capabilities required of a person employed in this capacity. Actual Job Descriptions are subject to change at the discretion of the Long Center. The Long Center is an EOE Employer.</p> http://www.plsnbookshelf.com/jobs/category/venue-positions/House_Head_Electrician.htm 20 Aug 2015 14:54 +0000 Performing and Fine Arts Technical Director <p>The Fine Arts Technical Director oversees all the technical and design elements, including all lighting and sound needs for music, theatre, dance concerts, special events, liturgies and assemblies of the St. Francis Catholic High School campus.</p> <p>If interested, please fill out the Support Application available on our website (www.stfrancishs.org/careers)</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Arts Productions Duties:</p> <p>&nbsp;Oversees all lighting, sound, scenic and technical elements.</p> <p>Prepares budget for supplies, equipment, maintenance and upkeep.</p> <p>Oversees the design, construction and painting of the sets, including organizing production schedules in collaboration with the Arts Executive Director/Producer and Arts Council.</p> <p>Supervises students and volunteer crews in the execution for lighting and sound</p> <p>designs.</p> <p>Oversees all technical elements of productions, concerts and other school events.</p> <p>Provides a comprehensive learning experience for students and parents serving on</p> <p>construction and running crews by instructing them in the technical aspects and safety</p> <p>procedures involved in scenic construction, lighting and sound design. Assigns tasks</p> <p>to students, staff and parent assistants supervising in all aspects of production,</p> <p>efficiency and safety.</p> <p>Maintains a clean and safe backstage at all times for set construction, adhering to</p> <p>strict safety guidelines.</p> <p>Assists with construction and crew calls.</p> <p>Participates in the Arts annual production budget process, reviewing design,</p> <p>construction and technical needs.</p> <p>Participates in all production meetings, dress rehearsals and striking the sets.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Design Shop and Stage Oversight:</p> <p>Coordinates with the Arts Executive Director/Producer all scenic and technical</p> <p>activities for department productions, concerts, and school-wide events; coordinates</p> <p>all shop and stage activities with other staff and faculty positions and oversees</p> <p>running crews and staff.</p> <p>Oversees policies and procedures to ensure the safety and maintenance of all shop,</p> <p>lighting and technical sound equipment. Implements these policies and procedures on</p> <p>a daily basis.</p> <p>Coordinates with the Director of Facilities to offer supervision over maintenance</p> <p>personnel assigned to the Arts facility.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Liturgies, Special Events and Assemblies</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Collaborates with event facilitators to review the technical needs of upcoming events.</p> <p>Coordinates all technical aspects of school events and trains others as needed</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Education/Certification</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Bachelor&rsquo;s Degree in Theatre with an emphasis in theatre design/technology.</p> <p>Master of Fine Arts Degree with an emphasis in theatre design/technology preferred.</p> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p>Experience</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Three to five years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.</p> <p>Teaching experience highly desirable.</p> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p>Skills/Knowledge</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Strong communication and collaborative skills.</p> <p>Strong organization skills.</p> <p>Ability to multi-task.</p> <p>Artistically creative. (Design, painting, drafting)</p> <p>Knowledgeable in computer applications related to the duties and responsibilities</p> <p>specified. (CAD)</p> <p>Lighting boards. (LED, ION)</p> <p>Sound mixing.</p> <p>Welding/carpentry</p> http://www.plsnbookshelf.com/jobs/category/theatre/Performing_and_Fine_Arts_Technical_Director.htm 12 Aug 2015 12:50 +0000 Lighting / Staging Technician <p><span style="font-size: small;">Suburban Chicago production company is looking to hire a lighting &amp; staging technician / programmer.&nbsp; Experience in lighting and/or temporary stages is a plus but not required. We are looking for a willingness to spend time working both in our shop as well as on site. Must either have (or be capable of obtaining) a non-CDL truck license.&nbsp; If you're interested, reply via email. No phone calls, please.</span></p> http://www.plsnbookshelf.com/jobs/category/production-rental-companies/Lighting__Staging_Technician.htm 07 Aug 2015 14:10 +0000