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.

Position Title: Facility and Event Associate
Reports to: Facility and Events Director
Pay: 20 to 30 hours/week. Hourly rate $12 to 14/hr 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. Flexible scheduling and the ability to coordinate with the cleaning staff are important to this position.

Additionally, this position requires organizational ability, good cleaning and mechanical skills, attention to detail, and a talent for preparing and creating appealing environments for events. Some setup and basic mechanical maintenance work will need to be completed on an as needed basis for special events, rehearsals, meetings, and production schedules. Familiarity with Outlook, Word, and the ability to read and respond to email reports and requests is helpful.

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

 

Process: Submit resume and cover letter in PDF format to peterson@parksquaretheatre.org. Questions may also be directed there.

Theatre Mission, Overview and Programming
Park Square opened in 1975 and has grown to become the largest mid-sized theatre in Minnesota. The work on our two stages (350-seat proscenium; 200-seat thrust) attracts this market’s third largest subscriber base as well as a school audience of 22,000 teens (representing 1 in every 15 Minnesota 7th-12th grade students).

Powered by new Artistic Director Flordelino Lagundino, Park Square is an important regional hub for artistically innovative and civically engaged artists and audiences. The heart of our vision is a wide range of innovative, audacious, transformative theatre to represent and cross-pollinate a multiplicity of voices.

Park Square plays a leading role as a local producer of new work by living writers including world premiere commissions and important second productions of work in development. We have grown into one of Minnesota’s top employers of local stage talent. We have a strong commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion. We work with top employers of local stage talent. We have a strong commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion. We work with AEA (SPT6-10 and TYA), Stage Directors & Choreographers Society (SDC) and the Twin Cities Musicians Union for traditional musicals.

Park Square Theatre is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate in its hiring practices and, in order to build the strongest possible workforce, actively seeks a diverse applicant pool. People under-represented in the theatrical field are strongly encouraged to apply.

2019-2020 Season
The upcoming season includes 8 full productions on two stages:
• 6 subscription season offerings (including three musicals and one world premiere)
• 2 production remounts from our student repertory
Full season available here
Additional programming includes:
• 1 (one-week) tour of a 1-person hip hop show
Face to Face: Our Hmong Community; a collaboration with Ping Chong + Co to deeply engage the local Hmong community, create an original performance experience with citizen performers for 11 performances
• A possible weekend festival of new play readings

Position Title: Master Electrician
Reports to: Technical Director and Artistic Staff, Lighting Designer
Department: Production Department
Direct Reports: Stage Electricians
Pay: Part-Time, $18-$20 per hour (DOE)

OVERALL RESPONSIBILITY
The Master Electrician (ME) is responsible for organizing the hang, focus, cueing sessions, overseeing the actualization of the lighting design, and is in charge of all the lighting equipment and crews in a production. The ME will organize light hangs and focus times in coordination with the Lighting Designer and Technical Director, and maintain the catwalks, booth and stage as it pertains to the lighting set-up. Scheduling and pre-planning are a large part of this position.

PRIMARY RESONSIBLITIES
Prior to Hang and Focus:
• Review the light plot with Lighting Desinger
• Preplans circuit usage and cable runs
• Prepares a list of non-stock gel and gobos for ordering and give to the TD
• Cuts gel prior to hang
• Checks instrument inventory against the light plot to insure working of the proper type is available for the hang
• Repair any equipment, as necessary in consultation with the TD
• Check lamp inventory against the light plot to insure there are adequate replacement lamps
• Schedule Electrics work calls production crew (in consultation with the Lighting Designer and Technical Director)
During Hang and Focus:
• Hangs lighting equipment according to the light plot with assistance from the stage crew
• Supervises cabling of instruments to ensure accuracy and safety
• Checks every instrument personally for safety reasons
• Trouble shoots all instruments and repairs as necessary
• Rough focuses according to the plot and notifies the Designer if there needs to be a change
• Notifies TD of any problems that can not be repaired in the context of the light call
• Records any changes in circuiting on all copies of the light plot and the Designer’s paperwork
• Coordinates focus times with the Designer and the TD
• Dresses all cables on floor, catwalks and battens.
During Technical Rehearsals and Performances:
• Provides work light needed onstage and at the tech table
• Checks all systems and effects to be sure they are in proper working order. This includes all instruments, lighting control board, dimmers, running lights, and practicals
• Notifies SM of any problems which may delay house opening
• During rehearsals the ME must be in or near the booth to deal with any problems that may arise.
At Strike:
• Removes floor cables, booms and any other equipment that will hinder the strike of the scenery
• Return this equipment to storage locations
• Reports any damage to TD
• Returns usable gel and gobos to storage
• Performs light check and coordinates time with SM
• Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS
The ideal candidate will have the following:
• Two years professional experience working in professional theater. BA or BFA in technical theater is a plus, but not a requirement
• Skill in operation and maintenance of theatre lighting systems
• Skill in the use and maintenance of hand tools and power tools
• Knowledge of basic electricity
• Knowledge of basic digital control protocol (DMX 512)
• Proficiency in MS Office
• Personnel, planning and communications skills that can support both complex processes and diverse fellow staff and artists
• The ability to manage a schedule that incorporates flexibility for evening and weekend responsibilities
• Attention to detail and action oriented
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills and able to adapt communication style to different situations and communities
• Must be able to do considerable physical work
• Must be able to work standing, sitting, kneeling, lying down and in tight spaces,
• Must be able to work in low light levels
• Must be able to do heavy lifting, pushing or pulling required of objects up to 70 pounds
• Must be able to climb ladders and work at heights
• Must be able to follow basic safety precautions in a work environment that involves some exposure to hazards or physical risks
• Must be able to work in a shop environment
• Must be able to work at height on catwalks and personnel lifts
• Must be able to work flexible hours dependent upon the need of the production
• Valid driver’s license
• Excellent collaborator

Process: Submit resume and cover letter in PDF format to mclaughlin@parksquaretheatre.org. Questions may also be directed there.

Theatre Mission, Overview and Programming
Park Square opened in 1975 and has grown to become the largest mid-sized theatre in Minnesota. The work on our two stages (350-seat proscenium; 200-seat thrust) attracts this market’s third largest subscriber base as well as a school audience of 22,000 teens (representing 1 in every 15 Minnesota 7th-12th grade students).

Powered by new Artistic Director Flordelino Lagundino, Park Square is an important regional hub for artistically innovative and civically engaged artists and audiences. The heart of our vision is a wide range of innovative, audacious, transformative theatre to represent and cross-pollinate a multiplicity of voices.

Park Square plays a leading role as a local producer of new work by living writers including world premiere commissions and important second productions of work in development. We have grown into one of Minnesota’s top employers of local stage talent. We have a strong commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion. We work with top employers of local stage talent. We have a strong commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion. We work with AEA (SPT6-10 and TYA), Stage Directors & Choreographers Society (SDC) and the Twin Cities Musicians Union for traditional musicals.

Park Square Theatre is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate in its hiring practices and, in order to build the strongest possible workforce, actively seeks a diverse applicant pool. People under-represented in the theatrical field are strongly encouraged to apply.

2019-2020 Season
The upcoming season includes 8 full productions on two stages:
• 6 subscription season offerings (including three musicals and one world premiere)
• 2 production remounts from our student repertory
Full season available here
Additional programming includes:
• 1 (one-week) tour of a 1-person hip hop show
Face to Face: Our Hmong Community; a collaboration with Ping Chong + Co to deeply engage the local Hmong community, create an original performance experience with citizen performers for 11 performances
• A possible weekend festival of new play readings

Position Title: Equity Assistant Stage Manager
Reports to: Production Manager and Artistic Staff, Production Stage Manager
Direct Reports: Actors, Run crew, Wardrobe
Department: Production Department
Pay: Weekly Actor’s Equity Rate/DOE

OVERALL RESPONSIBILITY
The Assistant Stage Manager (ASM) assists the Production Stage Manager with all of their responsibilities. This can include attending production meetings, running rehearsals, clerical organization, and insuring the smooth execution of the performances. During performances, the ASM manages the backstage area and coordinates actors, crew and all shifts backstage.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Assists Stage Manager in pre-production duties, which may include clerical assistance, taping floor, organizing props and furniture, and other duties assigned by the stage manager and production manager
• Works with Stage Manager to accurately record of all duties and changes to all blocking, script, and design changes
• With Stage Manager, ensures the safety of rehearsal hall, stage and backstage areas, and that all areas are ready for each rehearsal and performances. Is responsible for notifying Stage Manager, Technical Director or theatre staff of potential hazards
• With Stage Manager, responsible for locking up spaces after rehearsals and/or performances
• Notates blocking and is on book for rehearsals
• Responsible for deck and backstage area, which includes spiking and glow taping set pieces and stage area, setting-up prop tables and costume change areas, and keeping stage clean
• Works with costume designer and wardrobe crew to track all costumes and costume change specifics
• Responsible for training run crew and for checking that crew tasks are complete
• Responsible for learning operation and rigging of show for executing all set and prop shifts
• Ensures proper lighting of all backstage areas
• Responsible for pre-show/post-show prop checks
• Responsible for cleaning and removing all props and set pieces for the following performance
• Responsible for informing Stage Manager of consumables restocking needs
• Serve as check-in point for any actor needs, including places calls
• Attends all rehearsals, tech rehearsals and performances
• In an emergency, the ASM will be responsible for running the production

QUALIFICATIONS
The ideal candidate will have the following:
• Membership in Actors Equity Association
• Appropriate training and experience. BA or BFA in theater is a plus, but not a requirement
• Three years professional experience working in professional theater
• Personnel, planning and communications skills that can support both complex processes and diverse fellow staff and artists
• The ability to manage a schedule that incorporates flexibility for evening and weekend responsibilities
• Attention to detail and action oriented
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills and able to adapt communication style to different situations and communities
• Valid driver’s license
• Excellent collaborator

Process: Submit resume and cover letter in PDF format to mclaughlin@parksquaretheatre.org. Questions may also be directed there.

Theatre Mission, Overview and Programming
Park Square opened in 1975 and has grown to become the largest mid-sized theatre in Minnesota. The work on our two stages (350-seat proscenium; 200-seat thrust) attracts this market’s third largest subscriber base as well as a school audience of 22,000 teens (representing 1 in every 15 Minnesota 7th-12th grade students).

Powered by new Artistic Director Flordelino Lagundino, Park Square is an important regional hub for artistically innovative and civically engaged artists and audiences. The heart of our vision is a wide range of innovative, audacious, transformative theatre to represent and cross-pollinate a multiplicity of voices.

Park Square plays a leading role as a local producer of new work by living writers including world premiere commissions and important second productions of work in development. We have grown into one of Minnesota’s top employers of local stage talent. We have a strong commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion. We work with top employers of local stage talent. We have a strong commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion. We work with AEA (SPT6-10 and TYA), Stage Directors & Choreographers Society (SDC) and the Twin Cities Musicians Union for traditional musicals.

Park Square Theatre is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate in its hiring practices and, in order to build the strongest possible workforce, actively seeks a diverse applicant pool. People under-represented in the theatrical field are strongly encouraged to apply.

2019-2020 Season
The upcoming season includes 8 full productions on two stages:
• 6 subscription season offerings (including three musicals and one world premiere)
• 2 production remounts from our student repertory
Full season available here
Additional programming includes:
• 1 (one-week) tour of a 1-person hip hop show
Face to Face: Our Hmong Community; a collaboration with Ping Chong + Co to deeply engage the local Hmong community, create an original performance experience with citizen performers for 11 performances
• A possible weekend festival of new play readings

Position Title: Non-Equity Stage Manager
Reports to: Production Manager and Artistic Staff, Production Stage Manager
Direct Reports: Assistant Stage Manager, Actors, Run crew, Wardrobe
Department: Production Department
Pay: $15-$18hr/DOE

Purpose of the Job
The Stage Manager (SM) is the principle manager of the rehearsal and production, and facilities communication between Production Team members. The SM is also the link between the production and the shop and is responsible for maintaining the artistic integrity of the show.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBLITIES
• Coordinates the staging of lighting, sound, video, and set pieces
• Must be available for all rehearsals, techs and performances
• Trains and supervises all stage crew personnel in technical and safety procedures for theater, equipment, and personnel
• Prepares deck schedules and assigns personnel to meet production plans
• Maintains inventories of materials and equipment required for rehearsals and performances; identifies and assesses inventory requirements, and makes and/or recommends purchases to technical director
• Sends out daily performance reports, ensuring communication between various disciplines backstage and all of the departments within the organization
• Tracks of all add on or fill-ins needing payment and sends report to Production Manager
• Ensures adherence to established Park Square Theatre policies and procedures, objectives, and safety standards

QUALIFICATIONS
The ideal candidate will have the following:
• Appropriate training and experience. BA or BFA in theater is a plus, but not a requirement
• Three years professional experience working in professional theater
• Personnel, planning and communications skills that can support both complex processes and diverse fellow staff and artists
• The ability to manage a schedule that incorporates flexibility for evening and weekend responsibilities
• Attention to detail and action oriented
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills and able to adapt communication style to different situations and communities
• Valid driver’s license
• Excellent collaborator

Process: Submit resume and cover letter in PDF format to mclaughlin@parksquaretheatre.org. Questions may also be directed there.

Theatre Mission, Overview and Programming
Park Square opened in 1975 and has grown to become the largest mid-sized theatre in Minnesota. The work on our two stages (350-seat proscenium; 200-seat thrust) attracts this market’s third largest subscriber base as well as a school audience of 22,000 teens (representing 1 in every 15 Minnesota 7th-12th grade students).

Powered by new Artistic Director Flordelino Lagundino, Park Square is an important regional hub for artistically innovative and civically engaged artists and audiences. The heart of our vision is a wide range of innovative, audacious, transformative theatre to represent and cross-pollinate a multiplicity of voices.

Park Square plays a leading role as a local producer of new work by living writers including world premiere commissions and important second productions of work in development. We have grown into one of Minnesota’s top employers of local stage talent. We have a strong commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion. We work with top employers of local stage talent. We have a strong commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion. We work with AEA (SPT6-10 and TYA), Stage Directors & Choreographers Society (SDC) and the Twin Cities Musicians Union for traditional musicals.

Park Square Theatre is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate in its hiring practices and, in order to build the strongest possible workforce, actively seeks a diverse applicant pool. People under-represented in the theatrical field are strongly encouraged to apply.

2019-2020 Season
The upcoming season includes 8 full productions on two stages:
• 6 subscription season offerings (including three musicals and one world premiere)
• 2 production remounts from our student repertory
Full season available here
Additional programming includes:
• 1 (one-week) tour of a 1-person hip hop show
Face to Face: Our Hmong Community; a collaboration with Ping Chong + Co to deeply engage the local Hmong community, create an original performance experience with citizen performers for 11 performances
• A possible weekend festival of new play readings

Position Title: Wardrobe Supervisor
Reports to: Production Manager
Status: Seasonal, Part Time
Department: Production Department
Hours/Pay: Part-Time, $15-17 hour (DOE)

OVERALL RESPONSIBLITY
Wardrobe Supervisor oversees the care and maintenance of costumes and supervises wardrobe crew for a given production season.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBLITIES:
• Responsible for cleaning and wardrobe materials budget monitoring, including tracking labor hours and receipts
• Responsible for coordinating dry cleaning with production manager, which includes scheduling pick-up and drop-offs and creating laundry instruction list with designer
• Responsible for final costumes will happen after tech, negotiate with designer on additional duties
• Responsible for emergency repairs or major costume fixes
• Responsible for training support crews and laundry technicians
• Create a production cleaning schedule, strike support & delegate responsibilities
• Responsible for meeting with costume designer and checking in with them regarding stock at Park Square Theatre
• Sets up costume email & calendars and develops wardrobe paperwork
• Responsible for striking costumes, which includes removing costumes from dressing rooms after final performance, clean all stock costumes and confirm with Designer, sorting and returning rental costumes, and putting away Park Square Theatre stock
• Maintains shop and storage area, and will donate any excess costumes, clear racks, and sends sewing machines out for repair
• Maintains wig stock

QUALIFICATIONS
The ideal candidate will have the following:
• Appropriate training and experience. BA or BFA in theater is a plus, but not a requirement
• Experience working as a Wardrobe Supervisor or experience in a professional or academic setting working with costumes
• Three years professional experience working in professional theater
• Flexible schedule
• 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
• Reliable transportation, ability to run errands
• 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
• Ability to lift, move, and pull 50-100 lbs. consistently. Bend, kneel, and ability to move up and down ladders and other equipment
• Personnel, planning and communications skills that can support both complex processes and diverse fellow staff and artists
• The ability to manage a schedule that incorporates flexibility for evening and weekend responsibilities
• Attention to detail and action oriented
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills and able to adapt communication style to different situations
and communities
• Valid driver’s license
• Experience supporting new play development is a plus
• Excellent collaborator

Process: Submit resume and cover letter in PDF format to mclaughlin@parksquaretheatre.org. Questions may also be directed there.

Theatre Mission, Overview and Programming
Park Square opened in 1975 and has grown to become the largest mid-sized theatre in Minnesota. The work on our two stages (350-seat proscenium; 200-seat thrust) attracts this market’s third largest subscriber base as well as a school audience of 22,000 teens (representing 1 in every 15 Minnesota 7th-12th grade students).

Powered by new Artistic Director Flordelino Lagundino, Park Square is an important regional hub for artistically innovative and civically engaged artists and audiences. The heart of our vision is a wide range of innovative, audacious, transformative theatre to represent and cross-pollinate a multiplicity of voices.

Park Square plays a leading role as a local producer of new work by living writers including world premiere commissions and important second productions of work in development. We have grown into one of Minnesota’s top employers of local stage talent. We have a strong commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion. We work with top employers of local stage talent. We have a strong commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion. We work with AEA (SPT6-10 and TYA), Stage Directors & Choreographers Society (SDC) and the Twin Cities Musicians Union for traditional musicals.

Park Square Theatre is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate in its hiring practices and, in order to build the strongest possible workforce, actively seeks a diverse applicant pool. People under-represented in the theatrical field are strongly encouraged to apply.

2019-2020 Season
The upcoming season includes 8 full productions on two stages:
• 6 subscription season offerings (including three musicals and one world premiere)
• 2 production remounts from our student repertory
Full season available here
Additional programming includes:
• 1 (one-week) tour of a 1-person hip hop show
Face to Face: Our Hmong Community; a collaboration with Ping Chong + Co to deeply engage the local Hmong community, create an original performance experience with citizen performers for 11 performances
• A possible weekend festival of new play readings

Position Title: Stitcher
Reports to: Production Manager
Status: Seasonal, Part Time
Department: Production Department
Hours/Pay: Part-Time, $15-17 hour (DOE)

Position Summary: Stitches and finishes assigned costumes while maintaining the vision of the costume designer.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Responsible for sewing assigned costumes by hand or machine
• Responsible for clean and safe workspace
• Assists in fitting, stitching, or other assigned costume duties
• Maintains and alters costumes as assigned
• Other duties as assigned by Costume Shop Manager or Production Manager

QUALIFICATIONS
The ideal candidate will have the following:
• Appropriate training and experience. BA or BFA in theater is a plus, but not a requirement.
• Three years professional experience working in professional theater
• Demonstrated experience in machine and hand sewing techniques
• Proficiency in commercial and industrial sewing machine operation
• Excellent garment construction skills
• Able to follow precise directions in a timely manner
• The ability to manage a schedule that incorporates flexibility for evening and weekend responsibilities
• Attention to detail and action oriented
• Valid driver’s license
• Excellent collaborator

Process: Submit resume and cover letter in PDF format to mclaughlin@parksquaretheatre.org. Questions may also be directed there.

Theatre Mission, Overview and Programming
Park Square opened in 1975 and has grown to become the largest mid-sized theatre in Minnesota. The work on our two stages (350-seat proscenium; 200-seat thrust) attracts this market’s third largest subscriber base as well as a school audience of 22,000 teens (representing 1 in every 15 Minnesota 7th-12th grade students).

Powered by new Artistic Director Flordelino Lagundino, Park Square is an important regional hub for artistically innovative and civically engaged artists and audiences. The heart of our vision is a wide range of innovative, audacious, transformative theatre to represent and cross-pollinate a multiplicity of voices.

Park Square plays a leading role as a local producer of new work by living writers including world premiere commissions and important second productions of work in development. We have grown into one of Minnesota’s top employers of local stage talent. We have a strong commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion. We work with top employers of local stage talent. We have a strong commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion. We work with AEA (SPT6-10 and TYA), Stage Directors & Choreographers Society (SDC) and the Twin Cities Musicians Union for traditional musicals.

Park Square Theatre is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate in its hiring practices and, in order to build the strongest possible workforce, actively seeks a diverse applicant pool. People under-represented in the theatrical field are strongly encouraged to apply.

2019-2020 Season
The upcoming season includes 8 full productions on two stages:
• 6 subscription season offerings (including three musicals and one world premiere)
• 2 production remounts from our student repertory
Full season available here
Additional programming includes:
• 1 (one-week) tour of a 1-person hip hop show
Face to Face: Our Hmong Community; a collaboration with Ping Chong + Co to deeply engage the local Hmong community, create an original performance experience with citizen performers for 11 performances
• A possible weekend festival of new play readings

Position Title: Payroll/Accounting Associate
Reports to: Managing Director
Status: Full-Time Non-Exempt
Position Summary: Verify and process payroll, payables, and receipts. Maintain accounting records and HR files and support finance department.

Responsibilities:
• Provide weekly and biweekly input to the payroll system and distribution.
• Oversee and assist with the agency’s payables process & records, ensuring the proper coding and payment.
• Assist in maintaining all accounts in general ledger
• Maintain payroll records, personnel files, vendor W-9 forms and other financial data
• Process cash deposits and enter weekly credit card payments
• Compile, analyze and track agency financial data utilizing accounting and spreadsheet software
• Perform quarterly reconciliations of all contribution accounts and year end ticket sales
• Oversee the cash and check handling procedures for the company
• Assist in grant budgeting and reporting as needed
• Assist in royalty reporting by pulling data from our ticketing/donor software
• Contract providers for accessible services (e.g. ASL interpreters)
• Assist in maintaining cash flow document
• Assist in financial statement preparation for Board of Directors meetings
• Manage monthly sales tax reporting
• Assist in preparation and completion of annual audits
• Ensure accuracy and timeliness of all work, researching/reconciling all discrepancies and performing internal audits as needed
• Troubleshoot various office equipment and technology
• Perform all work in accordance with Park Square policies and procedures
• Attend and participate in departmental, agency and external meetings, trainings, committees and events as required
• Other duties as assigned

The Ideal Candidate will have the following:
• Associate’s degree in accounting or 1-5 years nonprofit accounting experience
• Demonstrated accounting and organizational skills
• Excellent computer skills (including Microsoft Office, Internet and e-mail), plus experience with ADP, Peachtree Accounting or similar accounting software
• Experience with Total Info ticketing software a plus
• Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills in English
• Must be able to balance multiple projects, deadlines, problem solving, and adapt to a rapid changing environment
• Strong attention to detail and precise data entry skills
• Ability to work both independently and as part of a team in a fast-paced, high-energy environment
• Must be able to maintain confidentiality and exercise judgment over the treatment of sensitive issues and interdepartmental needs
• Demonstrated ability to work and communicate effectively with people of diverse ethnic, economic, racial and cultural backgrounds
• Must be able to safely lift 25 pounds

Hours: Daytime hours — Schedule negotiable
Compensation: $12-$15.86 per hour ($25,000 to $33,000 annually) DOQ. Parking and Paid Time Off benefits offered

For consideration please submit your resume with letter of interest to: Park Square Theatre, Attn: Sheri Zigan, 408 St Peter Street, Suite 110 St. Paul, MN 55102; Fax 651-291-7005; Email: zigan@parksquaretheatre.org. Position Posted August 2, 2019. Closing date: August 23, 2019 or until filled

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Deadline to apply: Aug 23, 2019
Interviews: Aug-Sept, 2019
Anticipated start date: Late Aug-Early Sept, 2019
Process: Submit resumé, and cover letter in PDF format to zigan@parksquaretheatre.org. Questions may also be directed there.

 

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.

Position Title:  Education Director
Reports To:  Artistic Director
Coordinates with:  Executive Director, Managing Director, Development Director, Marketing Director, Technical Director, Production Manager, Facilities & Events Manager
Collaborates with:  Education Advisory Board
Direct Reports:  Education Sales & Services Manager
Status:  Full Time, Salaried exempt
Hours:  Full-time position, requiring evening and weekend work in addition to weekdays
Salary:  $45,000-$50,000
Compensation:  Health insurance (employee contributes $100/month); Dental insurance (100% of employee premium); parking; 22 PTO days, including paid holidays. 403b/Roth IRA available (no employer match).

Deadline to apply:  September 9, 2019
Interviews:  September, 2019
Anticipated start date:  November 1, 2019

 

OVERALL RESPONSIBILITY

The Education Director leads all of Park Square Theatre’s educational engagements, including its award-winning Student Matinee Program which serves over 22,000 Middle School and High School students every year. Additionally, the education director leads adult learning activities and is active in their support for Park Square Theatre’s community engagement activities.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITY:

  • Oversee Park Square Theatre’s educational programs, including Educational Matinees, Immersion Day Program, Build-A-Moment Education Programming, Theatre Ambassador Program, Adult Program classes and all Post show discussions.
  • Collaborate with Artistic Director in selection of Educational Matinee Season (Shakespeare, modern, contemporary and new plays and musicals), reading plays that are being considered and offer estimates on viability of education sales for given productions and educational enrichment activities
  • Supervise the Education Sales and Services Manager
  • Develop annual budget for Education Programs; Supervise monthly budgetary tracking and reporting, including current financial results and budget performance forecasting.
  • Work with Park Square Artistic Director, Executive Director, Marketing Director, and Graphic Designer on marketing all Education Department activities; work with administrative team to shape the best layout and content to serve the particular needs of Educators for 11 marketing pieces each year.
  • Write targeted letters to teachers and lead in marketing to schools
  • Write descriptions and text to market all Adult Programming.
  • With Marketing Director, arrange for trailers and photo shoots as needed for Theatre Ambassadors, Immersion Days and adult programming.
  • With support from Marketing Director, lead in writing all renewal and targeted marketing letters for Education.
  • With support from Marketing Director, plan calendar for creation and mailing of marketing materials.
  • With Marketing Director, get bids from printers for marketing materials.
  • Work with Development team to create grant materials for prospective funders including writing new programming, documenting existing programming, and identifying student and teacher stories to communicate the program’s value to current and new donors.
  • Participate in Donor Events, site visits and meetings as needed.
  • With the Teacher Advisory Board, oversee the development of educational curriculum and Study Guides at Park Square Theatre.
  • Supervise and assist with day-to-day administrative needs of the program and the organization.
  • Provide mentorship to teaching artists and students.
  • Respond to requests for information, project proposals, etc.
  • Help to develop and maintain mutually beneficial partnerships and cooperative relationships with schools and other organizations.
  • Act as liaison with Aroha Foundation on Adult Programming and all off-site partnership Programs for both inner city partnerships and Adult workshops.
  • Maintain relationship with Friends of the St. Paul Public Library and design programs with the Theatre’s artists, serve as moderator for these events.
  • Establish, develop, and maintain relationships with schools who are Inner City Partners, helping to assess their needs and offering programming and support as needed.
  • Represent Park Square Theatre Education Programs at public and private events and meetings, and act as advocate for the Education Program and Park Square.
  • Coordinate with the Production Manager, Technical Director, and Artistic lead producer to attend appropriate staff and production meetings; technical and dress rehearsals; previews or initial performances
  • Attend and participate in departmental, organization and external meetings, trainings, committees and events as required
  • Represent the Theatre and build positive relationships on its behalf within the profession and with others as appropriate
  • Perform other duties as assigned to support Park Square Theatre’s mission
  • Oversee and organize the systems for tracking and preparation of statistics and stories that help to communicate the program to funders.

 

QUALIFICATONS

The ideal candidate will have the following:

  • Five years professional experience in educational theatre and a deep commitment to providing transformative theatrical experiences for student and adult learners
  • Appropriate training and management experience. BA, BFA or MFA in Theatre is a plus, but not a requirement.
  • Excellent administrative skills and ability to manage complex projects
  • Demonstrated skills in budgeting and operating within a budget
  • Self-starter
  • Experience as a producer, director or stage manager a plus
  • Has deep commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion initiatives and to community engagement. Ability to lead through a lens of equity, cultural awareness, and sensitivity
  • Flexibility, vision, energy, a collaborative approach and patience
  • Understanding of disciplinary methods
  • Theatre teaching artist experience a plus but not required
  • Background in Education or knowledge of how schools work a plus
  • Proficiency with Excel and database programs
  • Detail oriented with excellent project management and supervisory skills.
  • Excellent communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work with diverse personalities and groups including outside educational institutions and youth of all ages
  • The ability to develop and assess theatre education curriculum and concepts
  • Knowledge of developmental and educational theory and the ways they interact with theatre
  • Exceptional writer and grant writing experience a plus
  • Valid driver’s license, ability to run errands and able to pass auto insurance requirements.

Process: Submit resume, including history as a working artist, and cover letter in PDF format to lagundino@parksquaretheatre.org. Questions may also be directed there.

 

Theatre Mission, Overview and Programming

Park Square opened in 1975 and has grown to become the largest mid-sized theatre in Minnesota. The work on our two stages (350-seat proscenium; 200-seat thrust) attracts this market’s third largest subscriber base as well as a school audience of 30,000 teens (representing 1 in every 15 Minnesota 7th-12th grade students).

Powered by new Artistic Director Flordelino Lagundino, Park Square is an important regional hub for artistically innovative and civically engaged artists and audiences. The heart of our vision is a wide range of innovative, audacious, transformative theatre to represent and cross-pollinate a multiplicity of voices.

Park Square plays a leading role as a local producer of new work by living writers including world premiere commissions and important second productions of work in development. We have grown into one of Minnesota’s top employers of local stage talent. We have a strong commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion. We work with AEA (SPT6-10 and TYA), Stage Directors & Choreographers Society (SDC) and the Twin Cities Musicians Union for traditional musicals.

 

Park Square Theatre is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate in its hiring practices and, in order to build the strongest possible workforce, actively seeks a diverse applicant pool. People under-represented in the theatrical field are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

2019-2020 Season

The upcoming season includes 8 full productions on two stages.

  • 6 subscription season offerings (including three musicals and one world premiere)
  • 2 production remounts from our student repertory
  • Full season available here

Additional programming includes:

  • 1 (one-week) tour of a 1-person hip hop show
  • Face to Face: Our Hmong Community; a collaboration with Ping Chong + Co to deeply engage the local Hmong community and create an original performance experience with citizen performers for 11 performances
  • A possible weekend festival of new play readings

POSITION DESCRIPTION

Position Title:  Artistic Assistant
Reports To:  Artistic Director
Coordinates with:  Production Manager, Managing Director, Technical Director, Marketing Director, Facilities and Events Manager
Collaborates with:  Guest Designers and Directors, Stage Managers
Union Relationships:  Actors Equity (SPT-6-10); Musicians’ Union for musicals
Status: Part-time 15-20 hrs/wk
Compensation:  Hourly, $15/hr
Deadline to apply:  August 23, 2019
Interviews:  August/September, 2019
Anticipated start date:  September 9, 2019

 

OVERALL RESPONSIBILITY

As a key member of the artistic department, the Artistic Assistant provides vital support for both the artistic and production offices.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • With Artistic Director and with the assistance of the Production Manager responsible for casting productions for the season, and is responsible for scheduling, managing auditions and casting sessions, Park Square’s General Auditions and show-by-show callbacks, maintain show files, and attending shows locally for casting and other artistic purposes, and maintaining a dialogue with artists in order to build and maintain relationships
  • With Production Manager and Artistic Director, prepares and manages contracts for on-stage talent, directors, and designers in coordination with the Artistic Director and Production Manager
  • With Artistic Director, lead in producing community engagement activities, new play readings and festival, fellowship activities
  • Line-produce special events, and shows in both the education and main stage seasons
  • Assist Artistic Director in season planning, play analysis and selection, and creative team selection
  • With Marketing Director, oversees copy editing and approval of programs, press releases and marketing materials for all projects
  • Assist Marketing Director and Education Director in planning talkbacks
  • Facilitate attendance of Artistic Director at rehearsals, technical rehearsals, and performances
  • Works with Artistic Director to oversee the library, literary and dramaturgical functions of the theatre, and to coordinate play licensing and royalty contracts
  • Assist Production Manager in supporting company management needs for the organization
  • Represent the Theatre and build positive relationships on its behalf within the profession and with others as appropriate
  • Attend and participate in departmental, agency and external meetings, trainings, committees and events as required
  • Contribute to Park Square’s overall diversity and inclusion initiatives
  • Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS

The ideal candidate will have the following:

  • Three years professional experience working in professional theater
  • Appropriate training and management experience. BA or BFA in theater is a plus, but not a requirement
  • Experience in casting, contracting, and producing
  • Experience in scheduling, hiring and managing others
  • Personnel, planning and communications skills that can support both complex processes and diverse fellow staff and artists
  • The ability to manage a schedule that incorporates flexibility for evening and weekend responsibilities
  • Attention to detail and action oriented
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and able to adapt communication style to different situations and communities
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Experience supporting new play development is a plus
  • Excellent collaborator

Process: Submit resume, including history as a working artist, and cover letter in PDF format to lagundino@parksquaretheatre.org. Questions may also be directed there.

 

Theatre Mission, Overview and Programming

Park Square opened in 1975 and has grown to become the largest mid-sized theatre in Minnesota. The work on our two stages (350-seat proscenium; 200-seat thrust) attracts this market’s third largest subscriber base as well as a school audience of 30,000 teens (representing 1 in every 15 Minnesota 7th-12th grade students).

Powered by new Artistic Director Flordelino Lagundino, Park Square is an important regional hub for artistically innovative and civically engaged artists and audiences. The heart of our vision is a wide range of innovative, audacious, transformative theatre to represent and cross-pollinate a multiplicity of voices.

Park Square plays a leading role as a local producer of new work by living writers including world premiere commissions and important second productions of work in development. We have grown into one of Minnesota’s top employers of local stage talent. We have a strong commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion. We work with AEA (SPT6-10 and TYA), Stage Directors & Choreographers Society (SDC) and the Twin Cities Musicians Union for traditional musicals.

 

Park Square Theatre is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate in its hiring practices and, in order to build the strongest possible workforce, actively seeks a diverse applicant pool. People under-represented in the theatrical field are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

Park Square Theatre: Statement of Justice and Equity

Park Square Theatre acknowledges that systems are at work that create inequities. We are committed to undoing these systems with urgency and accountability. We believe sustained impact requires authentic relationships and transformative work, and to this end we are deeply invested in inviting the diversity of our communities to influence and lead us. We recognize that this goal is difficult and requires ongoing action, education, and shifting of organizational culture, practices and policies. We are responsible for this work as community members with a public platform and are working to promote a sense of belonging in the art we present. We strive to include all and to discriminate against none. We invite you to dialogue with us in upholding this statement.


2019-2020 Season

The upcoming season includes 8 full productions on two stages.

  • 6 subscription season offerings (including three musicals)
  • 2 production remounts from our student repertory
  • Full season available here

Additional programming includes:

  • 1 (one-week) tour of a 1-person hip hop show
  • Face to Face: Our Hmong Community; a collaboration with Ping Chong + Co to deeply engage the local Hmong community, create an original performance experience with citizen performers for 11 performances
  • A possible weekend festival of new play readings

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.

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!