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Join the dedicated team of individuals responsible for staging, arranging, acting in, and producing The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey's performances!

PRODUCTION AND FACILITIES TECHNICIAN

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey is currently seeking a Production & Facilities Technician. This full-time, year-round position will assist the Director of Production & Facilities in the daily operation of the Theatre, its two performances spaces, and our 50,000 sqft support facility and shops. Duties include: helping to oversee the continued renovation of our support facility, managing multiple project schedules and resources, assisting with budgeting and payroll, attending production meetings and technical rehearsals, and helping in the shops as needed. Ideal candidate has a degree in technical theatre, or equivalent experience. Must have basic skills in all areas of production (Scenic, Costumes, Props, Lights, and Sound). A basic knowledge of the systems used in commercial facilities (HVAC, plumbing, electrical) is a plus. Must be a creative, communicative, and resourceful self-starter with as much familiarity in power tools as in a spreadsheet. Must be able to handle large workloads and multiple projects at once. Must be able to work some night and weekend shifts. Ability to lift 50 pounds, work at heights, and drive up to a 26’ box truck are required. Must possess a valid driver’s license and a clean driving record. Qualified candidates should submit cover letter, resume, and 3 references to Steve Beckel, Director of Production & Facilities at sbeckel@shakespearenj.org. No phone calls please. EOE.

SCENIC CHARGE ARTIST

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey is seeking applicants for the position of Scenic Charge Artist for our 2017 season. Applicants must have an extensive knowledge of scenic painting techniques and surface treatments including carving, texturing, ageing, and distressing. Scenic Charge is responsible for all paint and scenic treatments, supervising additional staff of professionals and interns, maintaining the safety, order, and cleanliness of all paint areas, and instructing stage management and running crew in the proper care and maintenance of finished surfaces. Must be willing to work some nights and evenings. Ideal candidate is a self-motivated, safety conscious, team player with at least 2 years relevant professional experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Qualified candidates should submit cover letter, resume, portfolio and 3 references to Steven Beckel, Director of Production & Facilities at sbeckel@shakespearenj.org. No phone calls, please. EOE.


LIGHTING TECHNICIAN

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey seeks an experienced Lighting Technician for our 2017 season. Basic proficiency in Vectorworks, Microsoft Office, and Lightwright is expected. Must also be experienced with many types of equipment, including conventional lighting, scrollers, moving lights, atmospheric effects, and control consoles (specifically ETC’s EOS line). Experience working with sound equipment, especially QLab playback systems and Yamaha digital consoles, is a plus. Must be comfortable working at heights around 25 feet and be able to safely lift 50lbs. The ability to stay focused through long work hours, communicate well, follow directions precisely, and manage multiple projects at one time while keeping a positive attitude are absolute musts. Duties include: enforcing all department guidelines to ensuring a safe and efficient work environment; attending all hang, focus, and work calls; assisting in supervision and training of over-hire, intern, and volunteer crews; operating the light board for rehearsals, performances, and special events; organization and maintenance of lighting equipment and storage areas; creation and maintenance of all show paperwork; and assisting in the sound department as needed.  Must possess a valid driver’s license and have a clean driving record.  Ideal candidate is a self-motivated, safety conscious, team player with a degree in Lighting or Theatrical Production, or equivalent professional experience. Position is seasonal. Qualified candidates should submit cover letter, resume, and 3 references to Tyler Barrett, Master Electrician/Sound Engineer at tbarrett@shakespearenj.org.  No phone calls, please. EOE.

SOUND TECHNICIAN

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey seeks an experienced Sound Technician for our 2017 season. Basic proficiency in Vectorworks, Microsoft Office, QLab, and audio editing software (Cubase or ProTools recommended) is expected. Must be proficient with Yamaha digital audio consoles, as well as a variety of analog and digital audio equipment. Experience with lighting equipment, especially ETC lighting consoles is a plus. Must be comfortable working at heights around 25 feet and be able to safely lift 50lbs. The ability to stay focused through long work hours, communicate well, follow directions precisely, and manage multiple projects at one time while keeping a positive attitude are absolute musts. Duties include: attending all work calls; operating the sound board for rehearsals, performances, and special events; care and maintenance of sound equipment and storage areas; assisting in supervision and training of over-hire, intern, and volunteer crews; assisting in creation and maintenance of all show and system paperwork; and assisting in the lighting department as needed.  Must possess a valid driver’s license and have a clean driving record.  Ideal candidate is a self-motivated, safety conscious, team player with a degree in Sound or Theatrical Production, or equivalent professional experience. Position is seasonal. Qualified candidates should submit cover letter, resume, and 3 references to Tyler Barrett, Master Electrician/Sound Engineer at tbarrett@shakespearenj.org. No phone calls, please. EOE.



PROPERTIES MASTER

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey seeks an experienced Properties Supervisor for our 2017 season. Creativity, resourcefulness, and the ability to supervise a staff of professionals and interns required.  Applicants must have skill and experience in painting, carpentry, craftwork, carving, sewing, and upholstery along with basic proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Word and Excel. Must be able to lift 30 pounds. Must have a valid driver’s license and clean driving record. Knowledge of the NY metro area is helpful. Experience with mold making, casting, basic electrical wiring, and metalwork a plus.

It is expected that the Properties Supervisor be extremely organized and generate all the necessary paperwork for budgeting, tracking, fabrication, and procurement. The ideal candidate is a self-motivated, safety conscious, team player with a degree in technical theatre and at least 3 years professional experience as a Properties Master, or equivalent combination of education and professional experience.

Qualified candidates should submit cover letter, resume, 3 references and portfolio to Steven Beckel, Director of Production & Facilities at sbeckel@shakespearenj.org. No Phone calls please. EOE


CARPENTER

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey seeks experienced scenic carpenters for our 2017 season. Must have experience with various scenic construction techniques and materials. Must have strong woodworking, welding, and rigging skills and be able to read construction plans. Applicants should also be capable of lifting 75 pounds and comfortable working at heights around 25 feet. Experience in electrics, painting, sewing, and pneumatic systems a plus. Ideal candidate is a self-motivated, safety conscious, team player with a degree in technical theatre and at least 2 years professional experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Position is seasonal. Qualified candidates should submit cover letter, resume, and 3 references to Chris Stepanek, Technical Director at cstepanek@shakespearenj.org.  No phone calls, please. EOE.


Part-Time Patron Services Associate

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey is seeking personable and enthusiastic Patron Services Associates for the 2017 season. The Patron Services Associate is the face of The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey. The associate will be responsible for ensuring exceptional front of house experience for our diverse and growing patron base. Building relationships with long time patrons and engaging new patrons, associates will assist patrons with their needs ranging from picking out seats to helping them find their way to the theatre.

We are looking for individuals with a background in sales/customer service who are excellent speakers, friendly, and patient both in person and over the phone. Ideal candidates will have box office experience and experience with ticketing software. Experience with our ticketing software, Theatre Manager, is a plus. Daytime, evening, and weekend hours are required.

Duties include: fielding calls, assisting patrons with sales, exchanges and general inquiries, managing patron correspondences with the Box Office, cross-selling and upselling productions, making follow-up calls, assembling mailings (tickets, postcards, donation packages), entering and consolidating information in Theatre Manager, pulling basic reports, helping assistant management with maintenance and inventory of the gift shop and concessions, providing general support to the Box Office Manager and Assistant Managers.

Position is part time, hourly. Qualified candidates should submit cover letter, resume, and two references to Sarah Overman, Box Office Manager.

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Summer Professional Training Program

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, one of the leading Shakespeare Theatres in the nation, is currently taking applications for its 2017 Summer Professional Training Program, currently named one of the Best Summer Theatre Internships by Backstage Magazine. In our 10-week intensive designed to challenge and develop emerging theatre artists, participants will be immersed in hands-on training in three first-rate venues (including our popular Outdoor Stage and our new 50,000ft2 support facility), take classes with established industry professionals and world-class artists, and have opportunities to showcase their talents in late-night projects for the company. Internships and Apprenticeships are available in all areas of Production, Administration, and Performance, and are tiered to serve many experience levels, including undergraduate students, graduate students, and young professionals searching for a place to begin their career. For specific information and an online application, please visit www.ShakespeareTraining.org