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Employment

Park Square Theatre’s programming is intentionally diverse and we are committed to radical inclusivity from the Board of Directors to the Box Office. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to affirmative action and a welcoming work environment for people of diverse communities and needs. Your demonstrated ability to work and communicate effectively with people of diverse ethnic, economic, racial and cultural backgrounds, together with competency in another language in addition to English is always a plus.

GENERAL AUDITIONS

Park Square Theatre is hosting an AEA/Non AEA General Audition for its 2017-18 Season. Joining Richard Cook, Artistic Director, will be PST production directors, local area producers and freelance directors. 

Audition Dates: 

  • AEA/EMC
    • Saturday, March 4th, 9am-6pm
    • Sunday, March 12th, 9am–6pm
  • Non Union Talent
    • Sunday, March 5th, 9am-6pm
    • Saturday March 11th, 9am-6pm

Audition Scheduling:
Online appointments only. A link will be posted on www.mnplaylist.org and parksquaretheatre.org. Appointments for AEA, EMC, and non AEA affiliated talent will be posted on the following dates:

Audition Preparation: 

  • Please prepare one or two contrasting monologues that total no more than three minutes in length. (In order for each actor to be seen, these auditions will be timed. My apologies, but it’s the most respectful way to protect everyone’s time).
  • Please bring one hard copy of your headshot and resume to your appointment.

Audition Location:
Park Square Theatre, Proscenium Sage
Historic Hamm Building, 408 Saint Peter Street
Saint Paul, MN 55102

COMPANY AND CONTRACT MANAGER

Reports To:  Artistic Director
Supervises: AEA Stage Managers, Union and Non-Union Stage Managers; part-time administrative assistants and interns
Coordinates with: Executive Director, Finance Director, Production Director, Technical Director. Serves as a key liaison to show directors/production teams
Status: Full Time, Salaried exempt
Compensation: $37,000 – $44,000 plus full Health/Dental, contract parking fully paid, PTO and generous access to complimentary tickets. 403b/Roth IRA available (no employer match).

Position Summary: Park Square Theatre seeks a detail-oriented administrator with great interpersonal skills to support our diverse creative teams.  This person will highly value equity and inclusion in the arts to support our strategic goal to live and lead as a theatre for artful social impact. This person will carry authority gracefully and be able to effectively coordinate the work of independent artists. This person will also understand that clear, responsive communication combined with accuracy in contracting and budgeting are cornerstones to successful artist relationships.

The Company and Contract Manager will:
- Maintain union relationships and assure compliance;
– Hire, supervise and support stage managers for 12+ productions annually;
– Administer all aspects of artist contracts, production budgets and facility/production schedules.

This position is a perfect fit for those looking to grow to a management level position from freelance work or related stage production positions. The job has internal growth potential over the next three years. You will be encouraged to grow your staff, intern and volunteer management skills.

Park Square Theatre rewards innovation and hard work with recognition, compensation and increased authority. If your light shines here, we won’t put a basket over it! Support for this position includes part-time and contract labor to help with auditions, clerical and production stage management tasks; a production team with great skills and knowledge; exceptional and meaningful art in a beautifully intimate facility; a flexible, creative and respectful working environment; stage managers with a high level of ownership; detailed scheduling and contract histories/templates; and mentorship from senior management.

Park Square Theatre remodeled and expanded in 2014 to become the largest mid-sized theatre in Minnesota, and the only one with two fully finished stages. We have doubled and diversified our programming and serve the largest 7-12 grade audience in the nation for a theatre our size, in addition to expanding adult audiences from across the metro area and beyond.

Responsibilities:
– Serve as liaison between the Artistic Director and artists, agents and union representatives;
– Coordinate pre-production planning, auditions, rehearsals;
– Assist the Artistic and Production Directors to schedule and coordinate the creative and technical production processes of the Theatre;
– Hire, train and supervise stage managers;
– Plan, monitor, and manage production contracts; review and prepare all United Scenic Artist, Stage Directors and Choreographers, and Musician Union contracts.
– Coordinate guest artist travel, play licensing and royalty contracts.
– Provide timely and accurate information to the financial department to process production payroll and agreements;
– Work with the Production Director to monitor expense budgets;
– Maintain the facility calendars and coordinate schedules for facilities and talent;
– Create all rehearsal and performance schedules for each production, detailing talent conflicts;
– Schedule and attend first production meetings for each project;
– Purchase and distribute all production scripts to staff and artists;
– Collect and maintain all contact sheets with the most up to date information on all production related personal.
– Organize and conduct season auditions for all productions; coordinate call-backs and special outreach to artists of color with show directors;
– Hire understudies (and occasionally animals) as required;
– Work and negotiate with the Actors Equity Union; keep up to date in the current SPT and TYA rule book to assure compliance;
– Attend and participate in departmental, agency and external meetings, trainings, committees and events as required;
– Complete other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:
– Demonstrated ability to work and communicate effectively with people of diverse ethnic, economic, racial and cultural backgrounds.
– Must be a team player.
– Outstanding time management and organizational skills.
– 3+ years experience as an AEA stage manager, assistant SM in a union house or comparable project and program management experience.
– Strong drive and ability to meet competing/overlapping deadlines and complete work in a timely and accurate manner.
– Ability to work a variable schedule, including early mornings, evenings and weekends as needed.
– Solid MS Office skills, including Outlook, Excel and Adobe
– Ability to lift, move, and pull 20-50 lbs. consistently. Bend, kneel, and ability to move up and down ladders and other equipment.
– Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation are required.
– Familiarity with the Twin Cities arts community, including producers and artists of color a plus.

Hours: Full-Time, salaried exempt position. Evenings and weekends as necessary.

For consideration: please submit your resumé with letter of interest addressed to Richard Cook at  CompanyManager@parksquaretheatre.org

Position Posted: 2/1/2017  Closing date: 2/17/2017

Park Square Theatre is an equal opportunity employer committed to affirmative action and a welcoming work environment for people of diverse communities and abilities.

EDUCATION SALES AND SERVICES MANAGER

Position Title: Education Sales and Services Manager
Reports to: Director of Education
Supervises: PT Education Sales Associates and interns
Works closely with: Educator Advisory Board, Contract Teaching Artists, Facilities and Finance
Job Type: Full Time Salaried Exempt plus full Health/medical/dental, contract parking fully paid, PTO and generous access to complimentary tickets. 403b/Roth IRA available (no employer match).

Position Summary: Park Square Theatre offers a great opportunity for a detail-oriented self-starter with great interpersonal and communication skills to manage our Award-Winning Education Program.  This creative professional will take great joy in building and sustaining relationships with the diverse, loyal and enthused teachers who bring more than 32,000 students a year to Park Square Theatre.

As the first face of the theater for Education, your pleasant and friendly demeanor in person and on the phone will be essential. As the primary scheduler and logistics coordinator for all enrichment programming for students, the joy you take in connecting high school students with theatre artists will drive a strong sense of purpose. Your creativity comes to the fore in designing layouts for study guides marketing materials and special events. It is vital that this person has excellent written communication skills, be highly organized, and be comfortable multi-tasking.

This position is a perfect fit for those looking to grow to a management level position and/or those looking to grow their staff and project management skills.

Park Square Theatre rewards innovation and hard work with recognition, compensation and increased authority. If your light shines here, we won’t put a basket over it! Support for this position includes part-time and contract clerical and sales help; exceptional and meaningful art in a beautifully intimate facility; a flexible, creative and respectful working environment; teaching artists with a high level of ownership; detailed client  histories and robust event templates; and mentorship from senior management.

Park Square Theatre remodeled and expanded in 2014 to become the largest mid-sized theatre in Minnesota, and the only one with two fully finished stages. We have doubled and diversified our programming and serve the largest 7-12 grade audience in the nation for a theatre our size, in addition to expanding adult audiences from across the metro area and beyond.

Responsibilities:

  • Offer exceptional customer service to teachers (grades 7-12) who utilize the theatre’s student matinees, workshops, Build a Moments and post-show discussions.
  • Take group reservations via phone and email, following up with invoices, payment collection, information and access services needs.
  • Work closely with the Director of Education on renewal campaigns, study guides, marketing materials, evaluations, Teacher’s Night Out, Theatre Ambassador Program and Immersion Day events.
  •  Maintain internal communication between the Education Department and members of artistic staff, full time theatre staff, and Front of House regarding schedule changes, room reservations and program additions.
  • Supervise and train part time Education Sales Associates and Interns.
  • Serve as Event Manager for 30 Education events each year.
  • Work closely with the Education Director and Educator Advisory Board to evaluate and refine services for educators.
  • Possess a strong drive and ability to meet competing/overlapping deadlines and complete work in a timely and accurate manner.

Qualifications:

  • BA in Theatre Arts, Communications, or related field
  • Exceptional organization skills  and ability to multi-task and remember and juggle details
  • Strong telephone and customer service skills.
  • Superior oral and written communication skills.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Publisher, and Outlook preferred.
  • Some ticket office experience and work with young people (13-18) helpful but not required.

Compensation: $35,000-$40,000 annually DOQ
Benefits: Full Health and Dental Coverage, Parking
Hours: Monday – Friday 9-5 and 8-4 as needed March and April*

For Consideration: please submit your resume with letter of interest to: Mary Finnerty, Director of Education by email educationdepartment@parksquaretheatre.org. Please write “Ed Sales and Services Position” in the subject line of the email. No calls please. 

Position Posted: Feb. 3, 2017, Closing date: Feb. 27, 2017

* 7:30 am -3:30 pm 25 days a year and Saturdays 3-11 pm 6 days a year for education events.

Park Square Theatre is an equal opportunity employer committed to affirmative action and a welcoming work environment for people of diverse communities.

VOLUNTEER USHERS

If you’re someone who has a passion for theatre and enjoys working with people we have an opportunity for you, (yes you.). Our volunteer ushers help the rest of the front of house team ensure that all of our patrons have the best experience possible. We are looking to fill these positions with fun, friendly, customer-service oriented individuals. There are opportunities to work both evening and matinee performances for all of our productions. If you would like to donate a few hours of your time by joining our team of volunteer ushers and see some great live theatre, please contact Judy Bartlett at judybartlett@comcast.net or  651.895.9833

PRODUCTION

Scenic Carpenters:*

Scenic Carpentry applicants fabricate, install, and strike scenery. Must be experienced with the following: safe operation of power tools; ability to read draftings; fabrication of wood and metal scenic elements; rigging; sewing; and welding a plus, but not required. Applicants will assist with the load-ins and load-outs.

Sound Board Operators:*

The sound Board operator uses the sound equipment to play back sound effects for a specific production. The sound board operation is responsible for knowing how to use each piece of sound equipment involved in the production. He/she must attend all technical rehearsals and performances. Prior experience with Q-Lab and Q-Lab programming a plus.

Run Crew/Backstage Crew:*

The Stage Crew is responsible for prepping onstage and backstage, teching, and running the show under the supervision of the Technical Director and Stage Manager. Stage Crew appears on stage, as necessary, to shift props/scenery and perform any other duties as assigned by the Technical Director or stage management. Attend backstage prep, all technical rehearsals, and performances. Complete pre-show and post show duties as assigned, including cleaning the stage and backstage, setting up and striking props and scenery, and scenery maintenance. Assist in shifting all props and scenery as assigned. Represent the theatre’s technical resources as required by the Production Manager for theatre programs including, but not limited to: additional performances, special events, and education programming.

Wardrobe Crew:*

Wardrobe Crew maintains the costumes, wigs and make-up designs through the run of a production which includes but is not limited to laundry, repairs and dry cleaning for each production. This position is responsible for overseeing daily notes, laundry, and the wig maintenance. Wardrobe will train production run crew dressers as needed, work with contract designers to inventory costumes, schedule dry cleaning pickups, check in and check out all costumes when sent to dry cleaning and keep a clean and orderly laundry room.

Production Interns:*

This internship is unpaid and all applicants must be at least 18 years old, and working towards a career in theatre. Recent graduates are encouraged to apply. We are looking for a 10-15 hours a week commitment during the entire internship span. Also, during one week per production those hours will be expanded to support the stage manager in the hall. This commitment will be governed under AEA SPT & TYA rules and will vary depending on which AEA contract (expect 34-40hrs). Responsibilities include general office duties, auditioning, artist contracting, rehearsal support, literary review, workshop new plays and a little bit of everything production-related. Production interns will often be called upon to assist in all areas of production, including one week’s direct support to an AEA stage manager during the second week of rehearsal.

*To Apply: Please submit a resume and cover letter to Megan West, Production Manager at west@parksquaretheatre.org or mail to C/O Production Manager, Park Square Theatre, 408 St. Peter Street, Suite 110, Saint Paul, MN 55102

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