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. en_US Production Rigging Manager <p>Reed Rigging, Inc., the Midwest&rsquo;s largest stage and theatrical rigging company is searching for a <strong>Production Rigging Manager</strong> to join its production rigging team. &nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The ideal candidate will work with an already established rigging department in the day-to-day tasks of designing, quoting and implementing the company&rsquo;s rigging projects, <span style="text-decoration: underline;">with the focus of creating and reinforcing solid processes and procedures, and a cohesive departmental culture.</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>What we&rsquo;re looking for:</strong></p> <p>This position combines leadership abilities with solid rigging experience. The position requires time spent in the office as well as rigging on-site in the service of the above goals.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The most important skillsets for this job are being a good listener, being a good communicator, being a motivator, being well-organized, and the ability to synthesize personal rigging experience into solutions, policies and procedures.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Reed Rigging&rsquo;s reputation for designing rigging solutions, large or small is unparalleled. Excellent problem-solving and design abilities form the backbone of this position. Reed Rigging designs and rigs a wide array of different projects including movies and television, corporate events, tradeshows, and private events, tours, outdoor rigging, motion control, and permanent installs.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Skills and qualifications include:</strong></p> <p><strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </strong></p> <ul> <li>Demonstrated relationship building and management skills</li> <li>Ability to manage and lead staff</li> <li>Good listener</li> <li>Good communicator</li> <li>Ability to create internal policies and procedures</li> <li>Minimum 10 years arena rigging experience </li> <li>Experience using drafting and spreadsheet programs for project planning and load calculations.</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>As the Production Rigging Manager for Reed Rigging, you will represent the reputation for quality and service that Reed Rigging has developed over the past 20 years.&nbsp; We are looking for a team player to build on this reputation and help take the company to the next level.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Salary and benefits:</strong></p> <p>We offer a generous, competitive salary plus benefits package:</p> <ul> <li>Bonus</li> <li>Company-funded 401K</li> <li>Health Care Benefits </li> <li>Dental</li> <li>Vision</li> <li>Paid time off PTO)</li> <li>Life Insurance</li> </ul> 25 Jul 2014 14:46 +0000 Asst Tech Dir - Audio/Video Engineer <p>Reports to the Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center(GBPAC); assists in the supervision of stage use, production equipment, and backstage areas of the GBPAC main hall;&nbsp; responsible for sound design and operational support for the annual theatre department musical; consults with the theatre department on the design, purchase, rental and installation of audio/video systems, and assists as needed in support of video elements of production; serves as the head audio and video engineer and supervisor for the GBPAC main hall; serves as the video operator for all main hall events; and assists in providing support for auxiliary event services outside the production needs. &nbsp;Associate&rsquo;s degree in audio and video operation or related field from a professional program plus at least three years of experience with audio and video operation and recording required. Bachelor&rsquo;s degree in related field plus at least two years of system design and sound and video editing experience preferred. Student experience will be considered. Criminal and other relevant background checks required. UNI actively seeks to enhance diversity and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.&nbsp; The University encourages applications from persons of color, women, individuals living with disabilities, and protected veterans.&nbsp; All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, creed, disability, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal and/or state law. The University offers an excellent benefits package including a vacation plan, employer sponsored retirement plans, health and dental insurance, and life and disability insurance. Application materials received by August 18, 2014 will be given first consideration.&nbsp; For more information or to apply, visit <a href=""></a>.&nbsp; UNI is a smoke free campus.</p> 24 Jul 2014 16:07 +0000 Theatrical Costumer <p>Costumer needed.&nbsp; Old City Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Established Professional Costume House seeks artistic &amp; creative person to work within many aspects of a busy costume shop.&nbsp; An ideal candidate must possess the ability to work as a theatrical costumer along with basic computer skills.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Costume Experience</strong></p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Costume experience is mandatory</span>.&nbsp; Qualified applicants should have experience in fields such as costuming, stage management, retail, customer service or interaction, fashion, sewing, or theatre.&nbsp; Being organized and ability to &ldquo;self-start&rdquo; are a must for this position.&nbsp; People who can think for themselves and who are creative are very welcome here.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Sewing skills, creative, costume, and artistic skills are not only necessary, but will be enhanced in this environment.&nbsp; You will be working with creative individuals who can show you things as well as expect to learn from you.&nbsp; We are hiring people who have more than &ldquo;basic&rdquo; hand sewing skills.&nbsp; <span style="text-decoration: underline;">You must be able to use an industrial sewing machine to work with costumes.</span>&nbsp;&nbsp; We do not need you to be a tailor but just have basic sewing machine skills.&nbsp; We provide many tools, paints, glues, mediums, and venues to express artistic flair.&nbsp; We also look for people who are grounded in the real world and realize that our customers need to get served in a timely manner too.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Additional Desired Experience</strong></p> <p>In addition, the person we are looking for needs to have basic computer abilities. &nbsp;Basic knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, Word and Excel, is a plus. &nbsp;Experience with social media, websites, creating graphics, and databases is not mandatory, but desired.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Your role could include working with customers, pulling costumes for theatres, creating visual displays, creating costumes, working on promotions, e-commerce management, overseeing projects, altering &amp; embellishing costumes, costume design, working on special projects, working with make-up &amp; wigs, and other generally creative costume related projects.&nbsp; We allow people to gravitate toward what they are good at and enjoy.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Essentially we are looking for a person who can work the ever-changing world of a costume shop.&nbsp; We are seeking a creative, yet focused person who can keep on top of the projects and will ensure that at the end of the day that the costumes look great and that the customers are happy.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>If you are looking for a boring job that does the same thing every day, don&rsquo;t apply.&nbsp; Every day is different, and allows creative people the ability to use their talents.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>If you think that you have an appropriate background in costumes and computers, please contact us.&nbsp; We are only accepting applications via e-mail.&nbsp; Please send your resume along with a cover letter and references (In MS Word or .PDF format) to</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>No phone calls are being accepted at this time.&nbsp; Qualified candidates will be contacted to set up an interview.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Our company website is</p> 17 Jul 2014 14:55 +0000 Lighting/Sound Design Intern <p>The Kalamazoo Civic Theatre seeks self-starter for 2014-2015 season. Under the supervision of the Lighting Designer, Intern will build portfolio designing up to six productions. Intern will also assist the Master Electrician with lighting, sound and SFX installations for a fifteen show season. Good knowledge of electricity and previous design experience required. $200 per week, plus housing and health insurance. Open until filled. Employment&nbsp;through May 2015 with possible second year extension.</p> <p>Submit cover letter referencing #201450 and resume to:&nbsp; Kristen Chesak, ManagingDirector&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Kalamazoo Civic Theatre &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 329 South Park Street &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Kalamazoo, MI 49007</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> 10 Jul 2014 08:40 +0000