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Jobs

Seacoast Repertory Theatre is looking to fill the following positions for our production of:

 

Technical Director

The Seacoast Repertory Theatre, has an opening for a full time Theatre Technical Director in Downtown Portsmouth, NH to begin in January, 2018. We’re looking for motivated and organized applicants that can work well with rotating artistic staff and ensure efficiency and timely completion for an aggressive production schedule. Many of our

Seacoast Repertory Theatre is a non-profit, professional regional theatre serving the Seacoast. We pride ourselves on the quality of our productions and believe in treating one-another like human beings.

Reports to the Artistic Director and Executive Director

Purview

  • Supervise and direct all technical processes of building and executing Seacoast Rep’s theatrical productions
  • Our inventory of technology and stage tools related to productions
  • Supervision of overhire
  • Safety

Responsibilities

  • Serve the Mission of the Seacoast Rep
  • The first responsibility of all staff is service to our mission
  • Maintain our inventory of stage tech
  • As our theatre produces and immense variety of productions with multiple teams, our technology is what will create conditions in which they might succeed. The TD will keep these items in good repair.
  • Act as house crew chief for non-mainstage productions.
  • The TD will manage end-to-end technical needs for visiting groups.
  • Maintain a safe working environment
  • The TD will ensure that stage equipment is safe and will advise management in matters of house safety.
  • Advise on technical elements
  • The TD will advise the AD, Associate Artistic Producer, Production Manager, visiting directors, designers, and outside groups as to the technical capabilities of our theater and our budget.
  • Supervise and Schedule work crews and builds
  • The TD will task and supervise work crews and overhire to accomplish plans of designers.
      • The TD will work with the Production Manager in scheduling the theatre space, build, load in, events etc…
  • Elimination of waste
  • The typical production process is made more expensive by excessive waste. It is the responsibility of the TD to work in conjunction with other staff to minimize this waste by using inventory efficiently and using our network of partners efficiently.

Qualifications

  • Proficient in CADD, Google Docs (Vectorworks preferred),
  • Basic experience in all technical areas preferred, minimum 3-5 years experience in technical theater or related field
  • MFA in Technical Direction or BA/BFA in Technical Theater preferred.
  • Basic understanding of an ETC Element lighting console
  • Knowledge about all aspects of technology as applied to live theatre: carpentry, drafting, lighting, sound, and video technology both current and outdated.
  • Basic understanding of a Behringer X32 digital sound board

Work Conditions

  • Position will require daily office hours and involve meetings and computer work and supervision of all technical activities in the theatre.
  • Successful candidate will also perform nighttime and weekend hours as needed to ensure proper operation of load-ins, events, strikes,  direct supervision of  technical staff.
  • Ability to lift 40-60 pounds, climb stairs or ladder.  

Pay and Benefits

  • $35,000 with annual review
  • Paid flexible vacation time
  • Free acute care

Please send cover letter with resume to Kathleen@seacoastrep.org.

The Seacoast Repertory Theatre  provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, The Seacoast Repertory Theatre complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

The Seacoast Repertory Theatre expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment, including harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of The Seacoast Repertory Theatre’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

 

Seacoast Repertory Theatre is seeking a part-time qualified, positive and detail-oriented Master Carpenter to start first quarter 2018. Do you love working in theatre and want a great job working with the most talented artists on the Seacoast? Do you want to rapidly build your portfolio across Seacoast Reps aggressive production schedule?



Master Carpenter

The Master Carpenter, under the supervision of the Technical Director, is responsible for the construction, mounting, and rigging of scenery for Seacoast Repertory Theatre productions. The Master Carpenter supervises a crew of carpenters/student workers in the construction of scenery and scenic elements. They may also be responsible for the maintenance of the scene shop equipment and supplies.

The Master Carpenter:

  • Reports to, and works closely with the Technical Director
  • Works in conjunction with, and oversees all workers and students allocated to overhire for these purposes
  • Must attend all introductory, preparatory, and follow-up meetings regarding scenery or set construction
  • Must attend production meetings

 

The Master Carpenter:

  • Consults with the Technical Director to create fully understand the rules, regulations, safety procedures, and protocols to follow during the build.
    Assists the Technical Director in distribution of projects during the workday.
  • Verifies that all projects are built in accordance with the designs, and proactively consults with the Technical Director in case of any questions or when a decision needs to be made regarding the building/rebuilding of a set piece.
  • Assists the Technical Director in managing shop space and tools.
  • Verifies, at the end of each workday, that the tool carts are in order; tools and lumber are properly stored away; and that the space is swept and clean. 6. Attends Tech Rehearsals, as needed.
  • Constructs special projects, as assigned.
  • Assists the Technical Director during load-ins and strike, as required
  • May transport materials, as required

 

This is a part-time position. Builds generally last about 2 weeks and there are 8 shows mainstage shows to be built.


Applicants must have experience constructing sets in a professional theatre setting. A professional certification, associates, or bachelors degree is a plus. Proficiency with digital communication is a must. Seacoast Repertory Theatre follows an aggressive production schedule, so organization and focus are key skills. Seacoast Rep has a zero tolerance policy for workplace harassment, abuse or other misconduct. Seacoast Repertory Theatre is an equal opportunity employer.

Email cover letter and resume to Kathleen@seacoastrep.org

Assistant Master Electrician / Assistant to the Resident Lighting Designer for Main Stage productions:

Seacoast Repertory Theatre is looking for an experienced lighting technician to join our team on a per production basis for our 2018 season.  This is a per-production paid position.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

1) Assist the Master Electrician and Resident Lighting Designer in scheduling the hang and focus time slots and acquiring the electrics team.

2)Assist the Master Electrician in the safe and accurate hanging of the light plot as indicated by the lighting designer.

3) Will work directly with the Resident Lighting Designer during tech week doing focus notes, programming and maintaining the lighting paperwork.

4) Will perform channel check and do any and all maintenance of lighting equipment during the run of the show.

5)Will either run the lighting console, follow spot or be a part of the deck crew for the run of the show

6) In between show weeks he or she will maintain, clean & organize the lighting inventory and assist the Resident LD in lighting projects.

7) Will communicate inventory needs to the Resident Lighting Designer to maintain the lighting for the show and for the theatre.

Qualifications:

*A minimum of 1+ years working as a theatrical electrician a must

*Must be comfortable on ladders and climbing through an intricate lighting grid.  

*Must be able to lift and carry 50lbs.

* Knowledge of basic rigging techniques.

*A working knowledge of DMX.

*Basic knowledge of electricity a plus for the purpose of wiring practicals or additional lighting elements needed for the production.

*Experience programming an ETC Element a plus but will train the right candidate.

*Experience with Lightwright & Vectorworks a plus but not required.

Please send resume to Kelly Gibson at kelly@seacoastrep.org