Journeypersons

The MSMT Journeyperson program offers training for early-career technicians, artists, and administrators at one of the country’s most well-respected regional theatres. MSMT journeypersons have usually already served as an apprentice or have some on-the-job experience. Journeypersons are expected to be able to work independently, with less supervision than an apprentice.

MSMT puts journeypersons to work alongside an accomplished company of artists, administrators, and designers in their specific area of career interest and are designed to enhance skills that will lead to higher levels of employment in the theatre industry.

A variety of educational seminars are available throughout the season. Past topics have included: Audition Techniques, Song Interpretation, Resume Preparation, Contract Negotiation, Costumes, Lighting, and Set Design.

MSMT offers journeyperson positions in the following areas:

ADMINISTRATION

Company Management:  works with the Company Manager assisting in a wide-range of tasks.  Duties include, but are not limited to:  housing and travel arrangements, transportation, craft services, shipping and receiving, mail processing, and payroll.  Preferred skills include:  basic office/computer skills and arts management.  This position requires driving MSMT company vehicles.  Proof of a valid driver’s license and clean driving record must be provided when applying.

TECHNICAL

Costumes:  works in the costume shop and assists with the construction and/or alteration of costumes for four productions and Intern Show.  Assists with the load-in and strike of show costumes.  Preferred skills include: stitching, cutting, and draping.

Electrics:  works in the electrics department assisting in preparing all light plots, hanging and focus, maintaining all equipment, running spotlights and light board for all shows and Intern show.  Assist with the load-in and strike of all electrics for each show.  Preferred skills include: basic wiring knowledge and ability to read a light plot.

Paints-Scenic:  works in the paints department with the painting of all scenery for all shows.  Preferred skills include: painting, mixing and scenic craft skills. All applicants please send PDF images showcasing your drawing skills and scene painting experience. 

Props:  works with the props department to execute props for each production through construction, acquisition, set dressing and maintenance of props during the run.   Assists with the load-in and strike of all props for each show.  Preferred skills include: knowledge of Photoshop, experience in crafts, painting, sewing, woodworking, and upholstery. 

Scene Shop/Carpenters/Welders: works in a collaborative team of carpenters, reporting directly to the Technical Director and Asst. TD. Preferred candidate will have: significant experience working with hand and power tools; advanced knowledge of industry-standard theatrical construction techniques; advanced knowledge of theatrical rigging techniques, experience with single-purchase counterweight systems preferred; significant experience MIG welding, cutting, prepping and jigging steel frames. Must have the ability to work independently or on a team; tlead peers and/or unskilled labor in team projects; read/understand build drawings, and follow verbal instruction closely; learn new skills quickly, asking appropriate questions, with strong follow-through. 

Sound: works with the Sound department to prepare, implement and maintain Sound Designs for each production.   Maintains wireless mics.  Will be given opportunity to assist in the running of sound for special events.  Assists with load-in and strike of all sound for each show.  Preferred skills include soldering, live audio mixing and knowledge of basic wiring, digital sound boards, and live sound reinforcement. 

Stage Management: works with the stage management department assisting with the prep and running of all rehearsals and performances for all productions.  Preferred candidate will be very experienced and have experiences at other professional theatres outside of school and be on the path toward their equity card or looking for an intensive deck responsibility.  Preferred skills include: ability to read a scale rule and groundplan; call full musicals; take instruction and politely give feedback; take extensive notes and communicate them; communicate with stage management team and other departments. Must be able to lift 30 pounds or more; coach and lead other members of the team in special projects; be very apt and competent at computer paperwork and following directions. Have competent office skills and basic stage management skills.

Stage Operations/Deck Crew:  works with the stage operations/deck crew with the install of all scenery for each production.  Work on run crew- moving scenery and working the rail.  Also works with the scene shop.  Assists with load-in and strike of all shows.  Preferred skills:  carpentry, basic stage procedures and rigging helpful. 

Wardrobe: works with the Wardrobe department on the wardrobe run-crew for each main stage show. Will act as the Wardrobe Supervisor on select Monday Performance Series shows and/or Theatre for Young Audiences performances. Assists in the maintenance and laundering of all production costumes. Will work in costume shop on 1-show days. Assists with load-in and strike of show costumes. Preferred skills include stitching, wig maintenance and application, specialty makeup skills, and great organizational skills.


FELLOWSHIP DETAILS

Apprenticeship Dates: May – August
Meal Per Diem: $55/day; $385/weekly
Housing: Private bedroom in shared apartment
College Credit: Check with individual schools
Age Requirement:  Must be 18 by May 20, 2019
Deadline to apply:     On a rolling basis until filled. 

APPLYING FOR MSMT JOURNEYSHIPS

All positions require driving MSMT company vehicles. Proof of a valid driver’s license and clean driving record must be provided when applying. 

Email resume, cover letter with the position you are applying for, copy of driver’s license and driving record, and 3 professional references with their name, title, where they work, and email address.

Send materials to:

Kathi Kacinski, Company Manager, jobs@msmt.org

MSMT is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, political persuasion or belief, marital status, familial status, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or status as a whistleblower.