2011 Technical and Production Positions Available

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For information on 2011 Essential Theatre Festival, check out www.EssentialTheatre.com. For questions regarding internship and employment opportunities, contact production manager Jennifer Brown at [email protected].


Internships for all positions are now available for Essential Theatre’s 2011 New Play Festival! Opportunities are available in marketing, fundraising, all areas of design production, and running crew. Customizable internships are also available upon request. Contact production manager Jennifer Brown at [email protected]. Please send a resume if you have one, and indicate your area of interest. Please also list your general availability between May and July, as we have a variety of opportunities available with varying time commitments.

Stage Manager

The stage manager will be responsible for attending and running all rehearsals for the show with which they are involved and distributing rehearsal and performance reports to the production and design staff, as well as the other festival stage managers, following every rehearsal and performance. Stage manager will run lights and sound for performances as well as maintaining props and costumes during the run of the show. The stage manager is also expected to participate in strike for their show when it closes and may be asked to participate in strike for the festival after the final show’s closing performance. Stipend offered.

Production Assistant/Asst Stage Manager

Production assistants will join the festival when we move into Actor’s Express and will primarily serve as an assistant to the stage manager. Responsibilities will include tracking of props backstage during the show, assisting with scene changes and costume quick changes as needed, and possibly running lights, sound, and/or projections as deemed necessary by their stage manager. Production assistants will also assist in changeover/rep responsibilities as needed. A stipend is offered for this position.

Assistant Technical Director

The ATD will report directly to the Technical Director and will assist with coordinating and creating the technical aspects of the show. Responsibilities will include carpentry and painting as well as coordinating of volunteers and interns interested in participating in these tasks. ATD must be available during the day on June 22 through opening of the final play, as well as more flexible time prior to load-in for set construction. ATD is also expected to be available for strike the final weekend in July. A stipend is offered for this position.