Season Technicians

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

SUMMER 2020 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: interview and supervise a staff of 5,coordinating with rental houses, organizing build/fitting schedules, maintaining materials/labor budgets, overseeing fittings, supervising shopping, work with the Wardrobe department organizing and maintaining costumes during the run of shows and assisting with the running of shows on an as needed basis.

Successful candidate will have superior knowledge of costume construction, significant costume administration experience, strong leadership and communication skills. Employment Dates: May 18 – Aug 24

ASSISTANT COSTUME SHOP MANAGER 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Assisting the CSM with the following: supervising the costume staff, organizing build/fitting schedules, maintaining materials/labor budgets, oversee fittings, supervising shopping.

Successful candidate will have knowledge of costume construction, significant costume administration experience, experience with specialty makeup and prosthetics, and strong leadership and communication skills. Employment Dates: May 25 – Aug 9

STITCHER/DRAPER/CRAFTER

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Costume construction, alteration, stitching (from basic hand sewing to garment construction and detailed finishing), millinery,  craft construction such as footwear, jewelry, specialty costumes, accessories, hat maintenance and construction, assisting with fittings as needed, performing other duties as assigned by Costume Shop Manager as needed.

Successful candidate will have knowledge of costume construction in a variety of machine sewing techniques (domestic & industrial), hand sewing techniques, ability to communicate with other team members concerning problems and possible solutions, good interpersonal and communication skills, patterning, draping, crafts and millinery skills.Employment Dates: May 25 – Aug 9

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ELECTRICS

MASTER ELECTRICIAN

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: interview and supervise a staff of 5; running all phases of installation; programming; overseeing the execution of lighting plots, hang, and focus;   maintain budget; and maintenance/repairs of all lighting equipment and projectors.

Successful candidate will have superior skills/knowledge with management, communication, time management, programming, rigging, hazers, LED, intelligent lighting fixtures, standard theatrical practices, projections and video. Employment Dates: May 18 – August 24

ASST. MASTER ELECTRICIAN

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: assisting ME with supervising the electrics staff;  running all phases of installation; programming; the execution of lighting plots, hang, and focus;   maintenance/repairs of all lighting equipment and projectors; may assist with running projections; training member of Electrics staff to run projections for the rest of the run of each show and Light Board and Spot Light Operator when necessary.

Successful candidate will have superior skills/knowledge with management, communication, time management, programming, rigging, hazers, LED, intelligent lighting fixtures, standard theatrical practices, projections and video. Employment Dates: May 25 – Aug 9

ASST. LIGHTING DESIGNER/PROJECTIONS

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: assisting with all phases of installation and operation of lighting and projections; projection maintenance and repairs; programming; supervising the execution of the lighting plots, hang, and focus; assisting all Lighting Designers during each load-in/tech for each production; design all non-Main Stage shows; run light Board and spot lights when necessary and assisting the Marketing/Communications department with design and running pre-show olio projections, video, etc.

Successful candidate will have excellent skills/experience with programming, rigging, Q-Lab, basic video and projection editing skills, and a thorough knowledge of standard theatrical practices. Employment Dates: May 18 – Aug 9

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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.

Successful candidate will be confident as an artist, and have extensive experience and knowledge in 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., superior management and communication skills. Employment Dates: May 18 – Aug 9

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.

Successful candidates will be comfortable managing others, confident as an artist, have some experience in 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. Must be able to work independently or on a team, follow directions, and learn new skills quickly.  Please include a PDF showcasing your drawing skills and scene painting experience. Employment Dates: May 25 – Aug 9

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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, maintaining budget, acquiring all props for each show in our season, coordinating with scenery, props, paints and costumes in regards to set dressing and special projects.

Successful candidate will have a working knowledge of furniture construction, upholstery, sewing, crafts, metal work & casting, electronics & computer graphics, and have superior communication and management skills. Employment Dates: May 18 – Aug 24, 2020

ASST. PROPS MASTER

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Assisting the Props Master with supervising a staff of 4, working closely with designers, maintaining the budget, and acquiring all props for each show in our season.

Successful candidate will be a well-rounded artisan with skills in furniture construction, upholstery,sewing, crafts, metal work & casting, electronics and computer graphics. Employment Dates: May 18 – Aug 9, 2020

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SCENE SHOP/CARPENTERS

TECHNICAL DIRECTOR

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: interviewing and supervising a crew of 7; cost estimating; purchasing materials; maintaining budgets; building, installation and maintenance of sets; coordinating load-in/strike/load-out; design/build automation systems, creating theatrical effects and maintaining the scene shop.

Applicants should have STRONG proficiency in CAD and manual drafting, carpentry, welding, rigging, scenic construction techniques, automation, theatrical effects, and production scheduling.  Seeking an individual with strong organizational, technical, communication, time management and management skills. Employment Dates: May 11 – Aug 24, 2020

ASSISTANT TECHNICAL DIRECTOR

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Assisting Technical Director with cost estimating; purchasing materials; building, installation and maintenance of sets; coordinating load-in/strike/load-out; design/build automation systems, creating theatrical effects and maintaining the scene shop.

Successful candidate will have proficiency in 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 18 – Aug 24

MASTER CARPENTER

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: assisting the Technical Director & ATD with supervising the scene shop staff in completing assigned projects; building, installation and maintenance of sets; assisting with all aspects of load-in/strike/load-out; building of automation systems, creating theatrical effects, maintaining the scene shop and working with CAD and hand drawings.

Successful candidate will be a strong carpenter, proficient with CAD and manual drafting, welding, rigging, scenic construction techniques, attention of detail, automation and theatre effects, production scheduling and the ability to work independently.  This position tends to be the primary welder. Employment Dates: May 25 – Aug 9

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SOUND

SOUND MANAGER

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: interviewing and supervising a crew of 3; installation of the sound package; set up of all 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, maintain budget, attending all production meetings, and attending all technical rehearsals.

Successful candidate will have superior skills in mixing, editing, creating effects, and budgeting;  strong communications, management and troubleshooting skills; works well under pressure, experience using DiGiCo sound consoles, Lectrosonics SSM wireless mics, Sennhesier wireless mics, and clear-comm wireless communication systems is required. Employment Dates: May 18 – Aug 24

ASSISTANT SOUND MANAGER

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: assisting the Sound Manager in the day-to-day operations of the Sound Department, is the A2, manages the backstage tracks of the sound staff, designing, mixing, or coordinating the Monday Performance Series concerts, Theatre for Young Audiences shows, and MSMT-produced offsite performances.

Successful candidate will have 1-2 years of professional experience working as a sound technician; strong communication, management and troubleshooting skills; ability to work under pressure; strong microphone application; 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; experience mixing, editing, creating effects and 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 18 – Aug 24

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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: TBD

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: TBD

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STAGE OPERATIONS/DECK CREW

STAGE OPERATIONS SUPERVISOR/DECK CHIEF

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: interviewing and supervising a staff of 6; serving as the A.T.D. at the Theatre; coordinating with the 6 member SM team; coordinating load-in/strike/load-out; maintaining current show; running automation and theatrical effects; rigging, serves as Rail manager and running four large-scale musicals. Op’s staff work in the Scene Shop on 1 show days.

Successful candidate will have experience with management and communication skills, strong organizational and leadership skills, knowledge of automation and theatrical effects, thorough knowledge of stage carpentry and counterweight stage rigging. Employment Dates: May 18 – Aug 24

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WARDROBE

WARDROBE SUPERVISOR

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: interviewing and supervising a staff of 5, organizing and maintaining costumes during the run of shows, assisting with the costume load-in and strike for each show, taking care of costume laundry, creating wardrobe run crew tracks, assist with costume construction as needed, maintaining current paperwork and budget, and fostering positive actor relationships.  Wardrobe staff works in the costume shop on one show days.

Successful candidate will have 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. Superior time management and overall wardrobe run crew experience. Employment Dates: May 18 – Aug 24

ASSISTANT WARDROBE SUPERVISOR/WIG STYLIST-MAINTENANCE

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Assisting Wardrobe Supervisor with the organizing and maintaining of costumes during the run of shows, assisting with the costume load-in and strike for each show, taking care of costume laundry, assist with costume construction as needed, maintaining current paperwork, fostering positive actor relationships, working run crew for each show, styling and maintaining wigs before each show.  Wardrobe staff works in the costume shop on one show days.

Successful candidate will have strong creative and technical skills in wig building, styling and coloring.  Experience with specialty makeup and prosthetics a plus.  Sewing experience. Time management and overall wardrobe run crew experience. Employment Dates: May 25 – Aug 23

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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:  jobs@msmt.org, or Employment Department, Maine State Music Theatre, 22 Elm Street, Brunswick, ME 04011


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.