2019 Season Technicians

Costume Shop  |  Electrics   |  Paints/Scenic   |   Props   |   Scenic Shop/Carpenters   |   Sound   |   Stage Management   |   Wardrobe

SUMMER 2019 TECHNICIAN POSITIONS:

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

 

COSTUME SHOP

COSTUME SHOP MANAGER

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: interviewing and supervising a staff of 4, oversee the Wardrobe Department, coordinate with rental houses, organize build/fitting schedules, maintain materials/labor budgets, oversee fittings, & supervise shopping.  Applicants should have superior knowledge of costume construction, significant costume administration experience, and strong leadership and communication skills. Employment Dates: May 20 – Aug 26

ASSISTANT COSTUME SHOP MANAGER

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Assisting the CSM with the following: supervising the costume staff, organize build/fitting schedules, maintain materials/labor budgets, oversee fittings, supervise shopping.  Applicants should have knowledge of costume construction, significant costume administration experience, experience with specialty makeup and prosthetics, and strong leadership and communication skills. Employment Dates: May 27 – Aug 11

FIRST HAND

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Assisting the Costume Designer and Shop Manager in the pattern creation and construction of specific costumes. Creation of patterns; cuts fabric based on patterns; makes patterns for facings and linings based on original pattern; grades pattern to other sizes as needed. Attends fittings to assist and take notes; prepares alterations from fittings for stitchers. Manages time, including that of any crew members, in an effective manner. Performs other duties as assigned. Employment Dates: May 27 – Aug 11

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ELECTRICS

MASTER ELECTRICIAN

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: interviewing and supervising a staff of 6, all phases of installation, operation, maintenance, repair lighting equipment, programming, supervise the execution of the lighting plots, hang, focus, and budgeting.  Successful candidate will have excellent programming skills, rigging experience, and a thorough knowledge of standard theatrical practices. Employment Dates: May 20 – Aug 26

ASST. MASTER ELECTRICIAN 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: assisting ME with supervising the electrics staff, all phases of installation, operation, maintenance, repair lighting equipment, programming, supervise the execution of the lighting plots, hang, focus, and budgeting.  May assist with projections 1st week of each shows run.  Training member of Electrics staff to run projections for the rest of the run of each show.  Successful candidate will have excellent programming skills, rigging experience, and a thorough knowledge of standard theatrical practices.  Light Board and Spot Light Operator when necessary. Employment Dates: May 27 – Aug 11

ASST. LIGHTING DESIGNER/PROJECTIONS 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: all phases of installation, operation, maintenance, repair lighting equipment, programming, supervise the execution of the lighting plots, hang, focus, and budgeting.   Assisting all Lighting Designers during each loadin/tech for each production. Designs all non-Main Stage shows.  Successful candidate will have excellent programming skills, rigging experience, and a thorough knowledge of standard theatrical practices.  Light Board and Spot Light Operator when necessary.  Running Projections 1st week of each shows run.  Assisting Mktg/Communications department with design and running pre-show oleo projections, video, etc. Employment Dates: May 20 – Aug 11

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PAINTS/SCENIC

SCENIC PAINTS CHARGE 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: interviewing and supervising a shop staff of four, overseeing the painting and finishing of all scenic elements for each production in the season, coordinating with designers and other departments, estimating materials and timelines for projects, maintaining inventory, and handling department budget. An ideal candidate should be comfortable managing others, confident as an artist, and have extensive experience and knowledge in the following areas: stagecraft, art history, architecture, drawing, drafting, color theory & value, scenic tools & techniques, foam carving, texture coatings, faux finishing, painting of hard scenery, backdrops, translucencies, scrims, etc. Employment Dates: June 8 – Aug 11

ASST. SCENIC PAINTS CHARGE 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Assisting the Charge Artist with supervising shop staff, overseeing the painting and finishing of all scenic elements for each production in the season, coordinating with designers and other departments, helping maintain inventory, and sometimes acting as Lead Scenic on individual projects. Must be able to work independently or on a team, follow directions, and learn new skills quickly. An ideal candidate should be comfortable managing others, confident as an artist, and have at least some experience in the following areas: stagecraft, art history, architecture, drawing, drafting, color theory & value, scenic tools & techniques, foam carving, texture coatings, faux finishing, painting of hard scenery, backdrops, translucencies, scrims, etc. Please include a PDF showcasing your drawing skills and scene painting experience. Employment Dates: May 20 – Aug 11

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PROPS

PROPS MASTER

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: interviewing and supervising a crew of 4, working closely with designers, creating and maintaining budgets, and acquiring all props for each show in our season.  An ideal candidate will be a well-rounded artisan with the following skills: furniture construction and upholstery, sewing, crafts, metal work & casting, electronics and computer graphics. Employment Dates: May 20 – Aug 26

ASST. PROPS MASTER

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Assisting the Props Master with the following: supervising a staff of 4, working closely with designers, creating and maintaining budgets, and acquiring all props for each show in our season.  An ideal candidate will be a well-rounded artisan with the following skills: furniture construction and upholstery, sewing, crafts, metal work & casting, electronics and computer graphics. Employment Dates: May 20 – Aug 25

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SCENE SHOP/CARPENTERS

TECHNICAL DIRECTOR

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: interviewing and supervising a crew of 6, cost estimating, material(s) purchase, building and installation of sets, maintenance of set, strike/load-out, and shop maintenance.  STRONG proficiency in the following areas: CAD and manual drafting, carpentry, welding, rigging, scenic construction techniques and production scheduling. Seeking an individual with strong organizational, technical, supervisory, and communication skills. Employment Dates: May 13 – Aug 26

ASSISTANT TECHNICAL DIRECTOR

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: assisting the Technical Director with supervising the scene shop staff, cost estimating, material(s) purchase, building and installation of sets, maintenance of set, strike/load-out, and shop maintenance. Proficiency in the following areas: CAD and manual drafting, carpentry, welding, rigging, scenic construction techniques and production scheduling. Seeking an individual with strong organizational, technical, leadership, and communication skills. Employment Dates: May 20 – Aug 26

MASTER CARPENTER 

Successful candidate will possess strong carpentry skills, attention to detail, and be able to work independently, as well as supervising members of the scene shop staff in completing assigned projects. Welding and related metal working experience preferred. This position tends to be the primary welder. Employment Dates: May 27 – Aug 11

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SOUND

SOUND MANAGER

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: interviewing and supervising a crew of 3, set up and operation of microphones, wired and wireless, backline gear, monitors, processing/effects equipment and the mixing console for all shows.  Working with Sound Designer with recording/editing sound effects.  Consulting with the directors & designers about all artistic/sound choices.  Working with the MSMT Production Manager with regard to budgets, attending all production meetings, and attending all technical rehearsals.  Strong troubleshooting skills. Employment Dates: May 20 – Aug 26

ASSISTANT SOUND MANAGER

In addition to assisting the Sound Manager in the day-to-day operations of the Sound Department, the primary function of the Assistant Sound Manager is be the A2 and manage the backstage tracks of the Sound Intern and Apprentice. Additionally, the Assistant Sound Manager will design, mix, or coordinate several of the Monday Performance Series shows, Theatre for Young Audiences shows, and MSMT-produced offsite performances. Required skills and experience for the Assistant Sound Manager include: 1-2 years of professional experience working as a sound technician, strong troubleshooting skills, ability to work under pressure, strong microphone rigging skills, robust knowledge of all aspects of a modern theatrical sound system, previous professional experience as an A2 for large scale musicals, intermediate knowledge of sound design for musicals, exceptional time management, basic rigging, and an ability to lift 25 lbs. Previous experience using DiGiCo sound consoles, Lectrosonics SSM wireless mics, Sennhesier wireless mics, and clear-comm wireless communication systems is preferred but not required. Employment Dates: May 20 – Aug 26

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STAGE MANAGEMENT

PRODUCTION STAGE MANAGER- AEA

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: interviewing and supervising a crew of 4, scheduling/running rehearsals, produce daily rehearsal schedules/reports, fitting schedules, as well as all of the running paperwork for the production crew, calling cues for all shows.  Experience calling large, cue-heavy shows, coordinating details and communication. Employment Dates: May 24 – Aug 24

ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGER- AEA

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Assisting the PSM with scheduling/running rehearsals, produce daily rehearsal schedules/reports, fitting schedules, as well as all of the running paperwork for the production crew, running deck for all shows. Experience calling large, cue-heavy shows, coordinating details and communication. Must be team player, organized, skilled leader. Employment Dates: May 30 – Aug 24

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STAGE OPERATIONS/DECK CREW

DECK CHIEF OF STAGE OPERATIONS

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: interviewing and supervising a staff of 5, is the A.T.D. at Theatre, coordinating with the 6 member SM team, stage set-up, loadin’s, strikes, maintenance of current show, rigging, act as Rail manager and running four large-scale musicals. Op’s staff works in the Scene Shop on 1 show days. Experience with supervisory experience, demonstrated strong communication skills, strong organizational and leadership skills, thorough knowledge of stage carpentry and counterweight stage rigging. Employment Dates: May 20 – Aug 26

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WARDROBE

WARDROBE SUPERVISOR

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: hiring and supervising a staff of 4, costume load-in and strike for each show, costume maintenance and laundry, fostering positive actor relationships and maintaining current paperwork. Wardrobe staff works in the costume shop on one show days.  Experience with specialty makeup and prosthetics a plus. Ability to work with a wide range of personalities and strong management skills required. Must have sewing experience. Employment Dates: May 20 – Aug 26

ASSISTANT WARDROBE SUPERVISOR/WIG STYLIST

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Assisting Wardrobe Supervisor with costume load-in and strike for each show build, costume maintenance and laundry, fostering positive actor relationships and maintaining current paperwork. Wardrobe staff works in the costume shop on one show days. Style and maintain wigs according to costume design specifications; attend meetings with the directors, actors and crew members. Must be creative and technically skilled in wig building, styling and coloring. Employment Dates: May 27 – Aug 25

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TO APPLY:

Resumes are accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Please send:

  • cover letter
  • resume
  • three references (name, position, where currently working, and email contact)
  • driver’s license
  • copy of your driving record

TO: KATHI KACINSKI, COMPANY MANAGER • jobs@msmt.org, or Maine State Music Theatre, 22 Elm Street, Brunswick, ME 04011


 

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