Employment and Auditions

Employment Opportunities

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.

CALL FOR DESIGNERS

Park Square Theatre announces a call for designers for the 2019-2020 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 hire 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 Laura Leffler, Associate Artistic Director, at leffler@parksquaretheatre.org. We will gladly add your resume to our files and will conduct interviews as needed.

Independent Contractor:  Graphic Designer
Reports To:  Marketing and Engagement Director
Coordinates with:  Marketing Manager, Webmaster, Education Director, Contract Videographer and Photographer
Collaborates with:  PR Director, Development Manager, and other department heads
Monthly Contract:  $2,500/month

OVERALL RESPONSIBILITY: Provide overall graphic design leadership and support to Park Square Theatre, most specifically, to the marketing, development and education departments. 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Use strong typography and color theory skills (within brand standards and possibly helping to create new brand standards) to effectively support the digital and print needs of Park Square Theatre for the organization as a whole and the Marketing, Development and Education departments in particular
  • Retouch and resize high-resolution images; sometimes with a quick turnaround
  • Conceptualize and execute image concepts for 9-12 shows per season
  • Communicate with print vendors, photographers and other third parties to acquire and/or provide content as necessary (cost quotes, paper samples, press-ready files).

SPECIFIC DELIVERABLES FOR SHOW/SEASON

  • Season BrochureStudent Season Brochure
  • Direct mail: postcards and 2-panel self-mailers  (1-2 per production)
  • Playbill  (1 per production)
  • Posters for lobby displays
  • Graphic design templates for in house lobby monitors
  • Inserts for way-finding signs, printed in-house
  • Inserts for kiosk street displays and front marquee
  • Flyers – printed in-house
  • Banners for website home page
  • Images for website show page
  • Images for Facebook headers and Constant Contact emails
  • PR and Dress Rehearsal images — retouch as needed and provide in high-resolution format.
  • Print and digital ads in multiple sizes and file formats
  • Other duties as mutually agreed

QUALIFICATIONS

Park Square Theatre does not discriminate in its hiring practices and, in order to build the strongest possible workforce, actively seeks a diverse applicant pool. We know there are great candidates who may not fit into the criteria we’ve outlined below, or who have important skills we haven’t thought of. If that’s you, don’t hesitate to apply and tell us about yourself.

The ideal candidate will have the following:

  • Strong knowledge of in Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator
  • Strong knowledge of 4-color printing process and the ability to provide press-ready files to print vendors.
  • Highly developed communication and interpersonal skills
  • Theatre or Arts background/passion is a plus
  • Personal or professional experience working with diverse communities is a plus
  • Familiarity in WordPress and Constant Contact is preferred
  • Creative problem solving ability
  • Self-motivation and self-starter skills
  • Strong drive and ability to lead, coordinate, and support multiple projects in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent collaboration skills to work as a part of a team

Deadline to apply:  May 24, 2019
Interviews: May/June 2019
Anticipated start date:  June 2019

Process: Send resume and work samples (Online link or a PDF max size 10mb) to wandrei@parksquaretheatre.org. Questions may also be directed there. Resumes without samples will not be considered.

About Park Square Theatre

Powered by new Artistic Director, Flordelino Lagundino, Park Square Theatre is a dynamic cultural hub for innovative and civically engaged artists and audiences – a vital intersection for culture, thought and conversation. The heart of our vision is a wide range of culturally relevant work that lifts up a multiplicity of voices and builds authentic relationships across diverse audiences.

Our audience is 80,000 strong, including more than 30,000 7th-12th grade students from across Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Iowa who enjoy direct access to exceptional artists through workshops, discussions and custom residencies.

Our core values in the working environment are: Integrity, Innovation, Collaboration, Well-being, Empathy, and High spirits.

PRODUCTION OVERHIRE

Park Square Theatre employs overhire staff on an as needed basis which varies throughout the year based on the needs of each production. All overhire positions may range in both required experiences and length of commitment.

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: To apply to be added to the production overhire list, please submit a resume and cover letter to Mary Montgomery-Jensen, Production Manager, at montgomery-jensen@parksquaretheatre.org or mail to C/O Production Manager, 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

Auditions

Thank you to those who participated in  Park Square Theatre’s General Auditions! We had a great turn out, auditioning nearly 500 local actors in just four days. We are thrilled to have had the opportunity to share your work with over 45 directors and producers from nearly 30 different Twin Cities theatre companies. What an exciting collaboration and a fantastic way to strengthen ties within our theatre community!

Each participating theatre company will independently conduct additional auditions and callbacks for their season as needed. Organizing this process can sometimes take quite a few weeks, but theatres will call you directly if they would like to see you back. Please check back next fall for more information about Park Square’s 2019-2020 season.

Thank you again for joining us, and we hope to see you next year!

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