Auditions and Employment

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City Theatre operates under an agreement between the League of Resident Theatres and Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States. Depending on the available roles for any given production, City Theatre hires both equity and non-equity actors.

 

UPCOMING AUDITIONS

There are no auditions at this time.

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

 

OVERHIRE STAGE ELECTRICIANS 

City Theatre is seeking part-time overhire stage electricians for our 2019-2020 season.

Description and Requirements:

  • Stage Electricians will assist in the load-in, hang, and focus of show elements, under the direction of the Master Electrician and in accordance with the concepts set forth by the Lighting Designer.
  • Must be knowledgable in the proper hang and use of theatrical lighting instruments.
  • Must have an understanding of proper setup and use DMX technology as it pertains to stage lighting.
  • Dates are limited and vary as-needed based on the demands of each production, beginning late August through early June.
  • Hours may vary anywhere from 4-12 hours and will be established prior to each shift by the ME.
  • Must be comfortable working with heights or in enclosed spaces for prolonged periods.
  • Have excellent communication skills – written, oral, visual. Strong organizational skills. Ability to work productively under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to interact effectively and professionally with staff, management, vendors and artists.
  • Must be willing to carry up to 30 pounds, as well as be comfortable working at heights up to 15’ on ladders.
  • This position encompasses many physical activities such as, but not limited to, lifting, bending, climbing, standing and sitting for long periods of time, and/or walking.
  • Pay: $12.25/hr

 

City Theatre is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In building an equitable work environment, the organization values diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and skill sets. It does not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. City is committed to building a team that reflects its values and encourages all interested candidates to apply.

 

To apply please send resume and a brief cover letter to Greg Messmer at gmessmer@citytheatrecompany.org. Feel free to contact with any inquiries.

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BOX OFFICE ASSOCIATE

City Theatre is currently accepting resumes for the position of Box Office Associate. This seasonal, part-time position requires daytime, evening and some weekend availability during performance dates. The position would start immediately with hours ranging between 10 to 20 hours per performance week.  Hourly rate is $10.50.

 

Position Description:

This is a seasonal, part-time, as needed, clerical and customer service position. Excellent customer service skills, both in person and on the phone, and the ability to work evenings and weekends are required. Box Office Associates are considered the ambassadors between the patrons and City Theatre, as such, the relationships between associate and patron are vital to the success of the organization.

 

Example of responsibilities:

  • Greet patrons entering the Box Office and answering incoming telephone calls.
  • Process single ticket sales, subscription ticket sales, and subscription ticket exchanges using Tessitura ticketing software.
  • Answer questions and provide information regarding City Theatre and our upcoming performances and events.
  • Learn and engage with each production by both reading and seeing performances (staff will be provided with free opportunities to see all performances in City Theatre’s main season).
  • Perform clerical tasks including filing, copying, and other various office duties.
  • Understanding of City Theatre’s accessible programs (ASL Interpretation, Audio Description, Open Caption, etc).
  • Managing cash, checks, and credit card transactions in a responsible manner.
  • Handling night of show business including ticket will call, pulling reports, walk-up sales, assisting Front of House, and various duties as assigned.
  • Assists other departments of the organization (i.e. Marketing, etc) with other tasks as assigned.

 

Professional requirements:

We are looking for motivated employees with experience in customer service and general clerical/secretarial work who possess strong oral and written communication skills. Employees must have excellent customer service skills, the capacity to manage a high volume of customer traffic, the propensity to use independent judgment, and the ability to work flexible hours. We are looking for employees who display strong organizational skills, who work with a high level of accuracy and professionalism, who can maintain confidential information, and who have a basic understanding of various computer programs (Word, Excel, Outlook). Experience using Tessitura (customer relationship management software) is preferred though not required. All Box Office staff will receive comprehensive Tessitura training by the Director of Ticketing & Patron Services. A love or appreciation of theatre/the arts is encouraged.

 

City Theatre is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In building an equitable work environment, the organization values diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and skill sets. It does not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. City is committed to building a team that reflects its values and encourages all interested candidates to apply.

 

To apply, submit a cover letter explaining your strengths for the position as described above and a current résumé to:

Joel Ambrose

Director of Ticketing & Patron Services

City Theatre Company

jambrose@citytheatrecompany.org

 

No phone calls.

Applications without a cover letter will not be considered. Thank you.