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Open 2018 Season - Production Positions

at STAGES St. Louis in Chesterfield, MO

Production Personnel
STAGES St. Louis, a professional musical theatre company entering our 32nd season, is accepting resumes for our 2018 seasonal Production Staff. Season consists of three large scale musicals and one theatre for young audience production. Build contracts run through late March – early September, Run contracts are mid-May – early October. There is some flexibility on contract dates. Limited housing is available.

Assistant Production Manager
Responsibilities include: assist the Production Manager with seasonal hiring and on-boarding, arrange transportation and housing for production and design personnel with the assistance of the Artistic Coordinator, process production bills and receipts, maintain contact sheets and calendars, attend and contribute to design and production meetings, take and distribute notes from all production meetings, and other general technical support as needed. Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications is essential, as is general technical theatre knowledge. QuickBooks is a plus. Must have own transportation.

Carpenter
Carpenters are directly responsible for creating scenic pieces from wood, metal, foam, or plastic. Daily work assignments and project deadlines are set by the Technical Director. Experience with rigging and welding preferred. Contract extends March through September.

Properties Master
The Props Master works with the Director, Scenic Designer, Technical Director, and their own staff to collect, alter, and/or manufacture the hand props and set dressings required by each production. He or She is responsible for creating a prop list, the collection or creation of each prop on the prop list, providing rehearsal props, meeting deadlines, the supervision of prop crews, prop budget reporting, and attending all design and production meetings as necessary. The Props Master should be skilled in prop shopping, computer graphic software and hardware, furniture construction, upholstery, soft goods, crafts, and painting.

Properties Artist
Properties Artist work under the supervision of the Props Master. They are responsible for providing props and set dressing for all productions. Requires knowledge of basic carpentry and computer graphics. Sewing and experience with soft goods is highly desirable as are general craft skills and experience painting props for stage. Having hands on experience with various building materials is also beneficial. Daily tasks may including sewing, carpentry, crafts, and computer graphics.

Scenic Artists
Scenic Artists are responsible for painting all scenic elements (scenery, drops, props, floors, etc.) for each production. Scenic Artists may be asked to do certain scenic treatments as required by the designer, including foam carving. Contract extends Mid-April/May through August.

Master Electrician
The Master Electrician is responsible for leading an electrics crew in implementing the lighting design for each production of our season. The ME will guide his/her crew in load in, hang/focus, practical build and wiring, as well as building any lighting special effects. The ME is also responsible for maintaining and reporting the Electrics department budget and will be asked to be at production meetings and some rehearsals. Previous crew supervision as well as extensive electrical knowledge is required for this position. The ME must also have working knowledge of the ETC ION, moving lights, general wiring and troubleshooting skills. Contract extends end of April to Mid-October.

Electricians
Electricians are responsible for the hang/focus, practical wiring and maintaining the productions as well as operating follow spots. Working knowledge of the ETC ION, moving lights, general wiring and trouble shooting skills highly preferred. Contract extends end of April to Mid-October.

Assistant Stage Manager
STAGES operates under an LOA to COST contract, producing 3 large musicals and one TYA contracted production between May and October. ASM is responsible for assisting PSM with the rehearsal process, tracking props through rehearsal and performance, and assisting with supervision of the backstage crew. Applicants need not be members of AEA; EMC points are available.

Draper
Drapers are responsible for draping, patterning and managing construction. Drapers will supervise a first hand and stitchers, attend fittings, and manage alterations. Strong period construction skills a must. Experience with tailoring, a plus.

First Hand
The First Hand will work as a team with the draper to build and alter costumes for each show. They will assist the draper with all phases of costume construction including cutting, sewing and fitting. They will also assist with the supervision and preparation of work for stitchers. Strong sewing skills and precise cutting skills a must.

Costume Crafts Artisan
The Crafts Artisan is responsible for the creation, collection or alteration of all craft projects for each show, including millinery, dying, jewelry, masks, shoe alteration, skin parts, etc. Contract extends April to September.

Wigs Master
The Wig Master will work with the costume designer in the design and styling of the wigs for all productions. This consists of approximately 20 – 30 men’s and women’s wigs for each of the 3 large musicals. Previous wig styling experience is necessary.

Wardrobe Supervisor
The Wardrobe Supervisor is responsible for the running and maintenance of costumes and accessories once the costume design has moved into technical rehearsal and performance. They are directly responsible for developing pre-set and quick change lists, as well as minor repairs, dry cleaning, pre-show prep, maintenance of dressing room areas, and budget reporting for wardrobe expenditures. Previous experience with Equity actors, with dancers and with casts larger than 20 is required for this position.

Dresser
Dressers are responsible for all pre- and post-show duties as assigned by the Wardrobe Supervisor, as well as show duties such as pre-sets, quick changes and emergency repairs. This position is responsible for the daily maintenance of the costumes by assisting with the laundry, performing minor repairs, dressing room maintenance, and dry cleaning. Basic stitching knowledge and previous wardrobe experience is required for this position.

Stagehand
The Stagehands are responsible for pre-setting and shifting scenery and properties before, during and after technical rehearsals and performances. Stagehands will also be responsible for pre-show and post-show cleaning, organizing and maintenance to the backstage and onstage areas. Members of the shift crew may be called upon to perform maintenance to the scenery and props.


Compensation:
- All summer positions are paid biweekly and determined on experience
- Reduced priced tickets for each production you work on

To Apply:
- Please send resume with references and cover letter to STAGES St. Louis, Attn: Production Manager, jobs@stagesstlouis.org.

For more information, visit stagesstlouis.org.


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