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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.

Open Positions:

REPERTORY CREW HEAD

Position Summary: The Repertory Crew Head will be directly responsible for the management of all repertory productions. This includes pick up and return of set/props/costumes from offsite storage, supervision of changeovers, and maintenance of the set during the shows run. Based on an initial change over schedule created by the ATD the Repertory Production Supervisor will, in conjunction with the Education program work with an evolving change over schedule. This will include notification of crews regarding adjustments to the schedule. A daily change over report will be generated and distributed to the production personnel noting how the process went including notes that need to be addressed by either the show run crew or the Scenic shop.

Responsibilities:
· Directly responsible for the management of all repertory productions
· Picks up and returns sets/props/costumes from offsite storage and supervises changeovers and the maintenance of the set during the shows run
· Manages the initial change over schedule created by the ATD of the Repertory and, in conjunction with, the Education Dept. oversees an evolving change over schedule
· Notifies crews regarding schedules and adjustments to schedules.
· Prepares a daily change over report, distributes to the production personnel with notes on how the process went and what needs to be addressed by either the show run crew or the Scenic shop
· Directs work of the changeover crew
· Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:
· BFA Degree in Technical Theater preferred or equivalent professional experience managing stage crews and change over crews and 1 year professional experience.
· A thorough knowledge of carpentry, welding, and theatrical rigging is required
· Demonstrated knowledge and experience in scenery construction techniques.
· Strong verbal and written communication skills
· Experience in scheduling and managing crews is a must.
· Efficient computer skills and experience with Word, Excel and Outlook.
· Detail-oriented with excellent organizational skills
· Ability to lift, move, and pull 75-100 lbs. consistently. Bend, kneel, and ability to move up and down ladders and other equipment.
· Can work at heights in excess of 20 feet.
· Valid driver’s license, reliable transportation, ability to run errands and able to pass auto insurance requirements.
·Experience driving cargo van and up to 26’ box truck.
·Ability to work a variable schedule, including early mornings, evenings and weekends
·Demonstrated ability to work and communicate effectively with people of diverse ethnic, economic, racial and cultural backgrounds
·Must be a team player

Hours: Part-Time, $16-$20 per hour (DOQ/Commensurate with experience). Parking benefit

To Apply: For consideration please submit your resume with letter of interest by August 31st to: Park Square Theatre, Attn: Rob Jensen, 408 St Peter Street, Suite 110 St. Paul, MN 55102; Fax 651-291-9180; Email: jensen@parksquaretheatre.org

AUDIENCE SERVICES FRONT OF HOUSE STAFF

Status: A part-time, hourly position that reports to the Audience Services Director

Job Overview
Park Square theatre seeks a personable, motivated, enthusiastic part-time employee to provide the highest level of customer service for our evening and weekend performance patrons. We are currently hiring ticket agents and bartenders or staffers who will be excited to be cross-trained in both areas. The right candidate is calm under pressure, naturally outgoing, and quick with point of sale and database entry.

Primary Job Duties
• Answer calls and respond to voice mails to the general ticket line
• Handle ticket sales, exchanges, Will-Call ticket pick-up and attendance entry
• Bar set up, simple drink making, touch screen sales, bar clean up and tear down.
• 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 preferred.
• Experience with Microsoft Office products including Word, Excel and Outlook is a plus.
• Prior experience with online ticketing software or databases is preferred.
• 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 evenings and weekends
• Flexibility, meticulous attention to detail, and the ability to multi-task.
• Ticket office and ushering experience a plus.

Compensation: $9.50/hour plus tips; dedicated customer training, 4 comp tickets to every Park Square production, a fun working environment that believes in celebrating the little victories along the way and working together to face the challenges.

To Apply: Please send a cover letter, resume and three references to lammert@parksquaretheatre.org

No phone calls please

VOLUNTEER USHERS

Park Square Theatre is currently seeking volunteer ushers for our exciting 2015/2016 season. 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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