Employment and Auditions

Organizational Background

Park Square Theatre excites generations of artists and audiences through vibrant theatre that elevates our community’s multiplicity of voices, and is a premiere gathering place for culture, thought, and dialogue. SteppingStone Theatre for Youth ignites belonging, generosity, mastery, self-advocacy, and inspiration by creating art with young people to share with the world. 

In 2020 the two theatres entered into a Memorandum of Understanding which will lead to a new, merged organization serving an audience of 100,000 and engaging audiences and participants from across generations. Staff members contribute to their new shared mission as a “Theatre for Life,” supporting excellent artistry, creative learning, and opportunities to develop as a human being and an artist, whether as a professional artist, learner, or audience member.

Park Square Theatre/Steppingstone Theatre for Youth encourage applications from qualified candidates from visible and invisible minority groups, women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons across the spectrum of sexual orientation and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. We are committed to hiring on merit and to removing barriers in employment policies.

Read Park Square Theatre’s Statement of Justice and Equity 

Employment Opportunities

DESCRIPTION

Seeking a personable, motivated, enthusiastic part-time employee to provide the highest level of customer service for ticket sales, data processing and subscription renewals for our loyal patrons. The right candidate is calm under pressure, naturally outgoing, and quick with point of sale or database entry. The position is 20-25 hours per week, with opportunities for additional hours if desired.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES & TASKS

  • Answer calls and respond to voice mails to the general ticket line
  •  Handle ticket sales, exchanges, subscription renewals over the phone and at the ticket office window
  • Assist with other data-related duties, including processing donations, school group bookings, invoices and letters of recognition
  • 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
  • Other duties as assigned

POSITION REQUIREMENTS, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

Supervisory Responsibility: No.

Required:

  • Experience with Microsoft Office products including Word, Excel and Outlook
  • 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.
  • Ability to maintain a calm and positive attitude under pressure situations
  • Available to work Tuesday through Friday afternoons from 11:30 AM to 5 PM, as well as occasional nights and weekends
  • Flexibility, meticulous attention to detail, and the ability to multitask
  • High School diploma, GED required or equivalent experience

Preferred:

    • Associates or Bachelor’s degree
    • Prior experience with online ticketing software or databases  
  • Ticket office and ushering experience 
  • Passion for theatre, arts, and arts education
  • Three years of demonstrated sense of humor is a plus, but we can always work on that

Status: A part-time, hourly position. On site. Reports to the Ticket Office Manager. 

Compensation: $15/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.

Park Square Theatre/Steppingstone Creative Learning encourages applications from qualified candidates from visible and invisible minority groups, women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons across the spectrum of sexual orientation and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. We are committed to hiring on merit and to removing barriers in employment policies.

HOW TO APPLY

 Please send a cover letter and  resume to cook-feltz@parksquaretheatre.org. No phone calls please.

Deadline to apply: October 14
Interviews: Rolling
Anticipated start: mid-late October

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 Meghan McLaughlin, Production Manager, at mclaughlin@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 Front of House Manager, Jiffy Kunik, at kunik@parksquaretheatre.org.

Sign up to be a volunteer usher HERE.

Learn more about volunteering at Park Square »

DESCRIPTION

The Lighting Supervisor’s function is to organize the hang, focus, and cueing sessions
and to oversee the actualization of the lighting design. The Lighting Supervisor is in
charge of all the lighting equipment and crews in a production. The LS will organize light
hangs and focus times with the Designer and TD, 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.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES & TASKS

  • Prior to Hang and Focus
  • Read and understand the light board manual.
  • Reviews the Light plot with the Designer.
  • Pre-plans circuit usage and cable runs.
  • Prepares a list of non-stock gel and gobos for ordering and gives to the TD.
  • Cuts gel prior to hanging.
  • Checks instrument inventory against the light plot to ensure 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.
  • Check 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
  •  Check 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.
  • Report any damage to TD
  • Return usable gel and gobos to storage
  • Performs light check and coordinates time with SM.
  • Not in Show Conditions
  • Inventory Management
  • Assist with rental and co-production prep
  • Space Maintenance
  • Future Project Planning Assistance
  • Assist with building lighting maintenance if necessary

POSITION REQUIREMENTS, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

Supervisory Responsibility: Stage Electronics

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to do work normally performed in professional theater
  • 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 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.
  • Must be able to work at heights.
  • Must be able to be exposed to electrical wires.

Working Conditions:

  • Work environment involves some exposure to hazards or physical risks, which
    require following basic safety precautions.
  • Physical work is primary part (50%) of job
  • Must be able to work in a shop environment
  • Must be able to work in a theater 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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Skill in operation and maintenance of theater 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)
  • Ability to effectively communicate.
  • Proficiency in MS Office.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Technical Theater AND,
  • Two years directly related experience; OR,
  • Any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education approved by
    the Technical Director.
  • Possession of a current Minnesota driver's license upon employment.

Status: Part Time Regular: Average 16 hrs per week during season 

Compensation: $22 per hour

Season: Present – 1 Sept 2023 (Evaluation in June for 23 – 24 season hours)

Park Square Theatre/Steppingstone Creative Learning encourages applications from qualified candidates from visible and invisible minority groups, women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons across the spectrum of sexual orientation and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. We are committed to hiring on merit and to removing barriers in employment policies.

HOW TO APPLY

Please send resume to Meghan “Mac” McLaughlin (mclaughlin@parksquaretheatre.org). No phone calls please.

Auditions

BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY

Park Square Theatre is pleased to announce auditions for its upcoming production of the Pulitzer Prize winning dark comedy Between Riverside and Crazy by Stephen Adly Guirgisdirected by Stephen Dimenna. 

We are currently only seeking NON-UNION Latine actors.

 

Casting for:

OSWALDO: Latino, 20s or 30s

LULU: Latina, 20s or 30s

 

Auditions:

Sunday, November 20th,  10am-2pm @ Park Square Theatre (Proscenium Rehearsal Hall)

Address:

Historic Hamm Building

408 Saint Peter Street

Saint Paul, MN 55102

 

Please sign up for a Time Slot HERE fill out this Google Form before coming in for your audition. 

 

Rehearsals:

From April 17th to May 25th, 2023. Dates and Times TBD according to cast availability. 

Performances

Thursday, Friday, Saturday evenings and Sunday matinees from May 26th to June 18th, 2023. 

 

If you have any questions, please email edson@parksquaretheatre.org.

 

Park Square Theatre encourages applications from qualified candidates from visible and invisible minority groups, women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons across the spectrum of sexual orientation and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. We are committed to hiring on merit and to removing barriers in employment policies.

Tickets

The Park Square Ticket Office is open for phone calls Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from noon to 5:00 pm.
Please call 651.291.7005.

For service other days of the week, please email tickets@parksquaretheatre.org.

Tickets can be purchased online at anytime.

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