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Employment and Auditions

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.

DEVELOPMENT INTERN

Park Square Theatre’s mission: To enrich our community by producing and presenting exceptional live theatre that touches the heart, engages the mind and delights the spirit. From its beginnings in 1974 as a small warehouse theatre, Park Square has grown into the East Metro’s top employer of local stage talent and home to the largest teen theatre audience in the nation.

Park Square’s brand, Theatre for you. (yes you.), is built on the success of creating dynamic relationships with our audiences and artists. The Development Intern will support the development team in enhancing our relationships with donors and prospective donors by assisting the Annual Fund Manager in all fundraising efforts. This Internship will focus around helping prepare for Park Square’s annual gala the Shakespeare Soiree: The Streets of Verona. The Development Intern will also learn the essential steps of fundraising at a non-profit through donor prospecting, gain in-depth knowledge of our donor and ticketing software and more.

Responsibilities include:  

  1. Help prepare for online, silent, and live auction through soliciting items, preparing the items for the auction, and helping set-up check-out for the event
  2. Create electronic and paper marketing materials for the gala for current and perspective donors
  3. Work with Annual Fund Manager to write persuasive case statements for online communications, grants, letters and more
  4. Help determine and record “next steps” for donor cultivation with development team.
  5. Organize and attend donor cultivation events.
  6. Assist with database work to ensure accurate records of our donors and donations.

Experience: Strong organizational with the ability to manage multiple projects at one time. Strong persuasive writing skills. Working towards a degree in related field preferred (development/nonprofit management). Excellent computer and database skills and experience working with a CRM data system preferred. Attention to detail and accuracy is important.

Time Frame: Internship will take place January – May (Flexible). Minimum of 15 hours per week with additional hours available if interested. Hours are flexible around the applicant’s schedule.

Compensation: $1,500.00 Stipend

To apply send cover letter and resume to:

Email Submissions (Preferred):
pitterle@parksquaretheatre.org

Mail Submissions:
Mackenzie Pitterle
Annual Fund Manager
Park Square Theatre
408 St. Peter Street, Suite 110
Saint Paul, MN 55102

FACILITY WORKER

Part-time event and facility worker – 20 hours/week. Hourly rate DOQ.

This position requires a person who is comfortable in a creative environment with multiple and changing priorities. The successful applicant will have a basic understanding of Theater, and be able to interact with numerous departments including administration, education, programming, marketing, technical, production, and front-of-house. Each department’s facility needs and requests may vary.

Additionally, this position requires good cleaning skills, some mechanical ability, attention to detail, and a talent for preparing and creating appealing environments for events. Cleaning and minor maintenance work will need to be completed on an as needed basis with contingencies made for scheduled events, rehearsals, meetings, events, and production schedules. Familiarity with Outlook, Word, and the ability to read and respond to email reports and requests is required.

As with many Theater positions, opportunities regularly arise to expand the applicant’s role in our organization. This position is supervised by the Facilities and Events Manager.

To apply, email resume to:  peterson@parksquaretheatre.org

FRONT OF HOUSE TEAM POSITIONS AVAILABLE:
House Manager / Performance Ticket Agent / Bartender

Status: All positions are part-time hourly and report to the Performance Supervisor

Job Summary: Front of House team members provide exceptional customer service during performances. Team members work together in a fun working environment that believes in celebrating the little victories along the way and working together to face the challenges. After training, team members may be eligible to fill any of the listed positions.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

HOUSE MANAGER:
• Arrive at the theatre no later than 1 hour and 45 minutes prior to performance.
• Open up all front of house public and service areas.
• Greet and supervise volunteer ushers: conduct pre-performance team meeting.
• Greet and liaise with access service providers (ASL interpreters, etc.)
• Coordinate house openings and closings with stage management and team.
• Assure security and customer assistance in lobby at all times during performance. Communicate with
building security and emergency medical services as needs arise.
• Coordinate handling of money at both the start and end of shifts, including shift closing deposits
• After patrons leave, secure all front of house spaces, including exterior doors.

TICKET AGENT:
• Arrive 1 hour 30 minutes prior to curtain.
• Count and balance cash box at start of shift and end of shift, prepare shift reports and deposits.
• Place ticket orders received by phone. Download internet sales at start of shift.
• Print out will call tickets and prepare for evening shift.
• Sell tickets during intermission, or assist in selling concession items as needed.

BARTENDER:
• Arrive 1 hour 30 minutes prior to curtain.
• Prepare concession area for pre-show/intermission sales
• Sell and serve drinks and concessions to patrons both pre-show and during intermission
• After intermission, count remaining inventory and restock for future performances
• Fill out concessions report and balance cash box. Prepare deposit.
• Assist with any additional cleaning as needed: trash, mopping, windows, etc.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Knowledge basic computer programs – Ticket programs a plus
• Excellent customer service skills
• Ability to work efficiently in a fast-paced environment
• Ability to do quick and accurate cash/credit card transactions and to use point of sale systems
• Applicants must be over 18 years of age: may involve alcohol sales

Compensation:
• $9.50 per hour ($10 per hour for house managing)
• 2 complimentary tickets for each production

To Apply: Please send a cover letter, resume and three references to zigan@parksquaretheatre.org
No phone calls please.

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CALL FOR DESIGNERS

Park Square Theatre announces a call for designers for the 2017-2018 season (and beyond).

Annually Park Square produces between 12-16 shows in its two theatre spaces. These range from small intimate casts to full production musicals. We are committed to a production season that has a broad range of culturally diverse and entertaining production opportunities. To that end we regularly hires set/scenic, properties, video, sound, and costume designers. (As we have an in-house lighting designer, we do not typically hire this position.) These positions are on a per production basis, and, as such, Park Square keeps a diverse pool of up-and-coming as well as experienced designers.

Please send a resume and links to portfolio/photos of your work to jensen@parksquaretheatre.org. We will schedule 10-15 minute portfolio review sessions with designers over the summer.

AUDIENCE SERVICES TICKETING ASSOCIATE

Status: A part-time, hourly position that reports to the Ticket Office Supervisor

Job Overview: Park Square theatre seeks a personable, motivated, enthusiastic part-time employee to provide the highest level of customer service for ticket sales and subscription renewal for our loyal patrons. The right candidate is calm under pressure, naturally outgoing, and quick with point of sale or database entry.

Primary Job Duties:
• Answer calls and respond to voice mails to the general ticket line and the subscriber hotline
• Handle ticket sales, exchanges, subscription renewals over the phone and at the ticket office window
• Assist with miscellaneous office projects as needed
• Maintain a positive atmosphere and orderly work environment
• Work as a team with other employees to create a great customer experience

Qualifications:
• High School diploma or GED required, Associates or Bachelor’s degree is a plus
• Experience with Microsoft Office products including Word, Excel and Outlook
• Prior experience with online ticketing software or databases is helpful
• A proven track record of excellent customer service in sales, reservations or similar retail
environment
• Ability to communicate effectively with diverse groups of customers, clients, and co-workers.
• Ability to present a polite, professional, and upbeat demeanor in person and over the phone.
• Available to work Tuesday thru Saturday afternoons from 11 or noon to 5 or 5:30
• Flexibility, meticulous attention to detail, and the ability to multi-task
• Ticket office and ushering experience a plus

Compensation: $9.50/hour, 2 comp tickets to every Park Square production, bus pass or parking reimbursement up to $85/month, a fun working environment that believes in celebrating the little victories along the way and working together to face the challenges. We are seeking a minimum commitment of six months from the chosen applicant.

To Apply: Please send a cover letter, resume and three references to zigan@parksquaretheatre.org
No phone calls please.

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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.

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

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

Park Square Hosts Annual General Auditions

Park Square Theatre is hosting an AEA/Non-union General Audition for its 2018-19 Season. All character descriptions will be posted after the season announcement. Joining Artistic Director Richard Cook and Associate Artistic Director Laura Leffler will be Park Square’s production directors, local area producers, and freelance directors. Area theatres and freelance directors who have committed to attending are:

Jennifer Liestman (Guthrie Theater), Sheena Janson (Children’s Theatre Company), Julia Brown (Playwrights’ Center), Amy Rummenie and John Heimbuch (Walking Shadow Theatre), Isabel Nelson and Diogo Lopes (Transatlantic Love Affair), Shelli Place (PRIME Productions), Peter Christian Hansen (Gremlin Theatre), Megan Pence and Hal Cropp (Commonweal Theatre Company), Ben Layne (Freshwater Theatre), James Napoleon Stone (Theatre Coup d’Etat), Luverne Seifert and Darcey Engen (Sodhouse Theater), Lisa Channer (Theatre Novi Most), John Gigrich (Green Sea Productions), E.G. Bailey, Elena Giannetti, Adrian Balbontin, and others.

Park Square is committed to programming for and collaborating with a wide range of talent. Our General Auditions is a color inclusive, ability inclusive, and gender inclusive audition. Please let us know if you will need access services.

Audition Times and Location
The General Auditions will be held in Park Square Theatre’s Proscenium Stage. Please use the 7th Place plaza entrance, under the marquis. Audition dates are:

Saturday, January 20th, 9am-6pm *AEA/EMC featured*
Sunday, January 21st, 9am-6pm
Monday, January 22nd, 1pm-10pm *AEA/EMC featured*
Tuesday, January 23rd, 1pm-10pm

You may sign up for an audition appointment using SignUp Genius by following this link. Please note audition sign-up for AEA actors is 12:00 noon on January 3rd, sign-up for EMC actors is 12:00 noon on January 4th, and sign-up for non-union actors is 12:00 noon on January 5th.

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

Talent Profile: We are asking everyone to create a FREE talent profile on Minnesota Playlist. This profile will be used by directors and producers to view headshots and resumes in the audition room. Instructions and will be available when you sign up for your audition appointment.

Questions? Contact Jared Zeigler, Assistant Auditions Coordinator, at parksquareauditions@gmail.com

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