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of Mt. Gretna... since 1927!

Staff Positions

STAFF AND TECH FOR 2014

Updated 2/10/2014

PARTICULARLY SEEKING THE FOLLOWING FOR PAID POSITIONS:

TECHNICAL DIRECTOR with a primary emphasis on scenic elements, proficient at budgeting and purchasing materials for, building and installing the scenery.  Responsible for overall technical operations and scheduling the scene shop and other carpenters; this is also a hands-on job. Needs great time management and interpersonal skills. Must have own vehicle. Pay commensurate with experience, $500+ per week.  May 19 – August 27, housing porovided & transportation reimbursement provided.

AEA STAGE MANAGERS (2)  Seeking one AEA stage manager from June 3 through August 24 to run Camelot, Moon over Buffalo, Little Shop of Horrors. Seeking another AEA Stage Manager from August 5 – August 24 to run Always…Patsy Cline.  Housing and Transportation provided, LOA ref. to COST contract.

SCENIC ARTIST  May 31 – August 22, Prefer candidate with local housing, but if out of town housing & transportation provided.

PROPS   May 31 – August 27, Prefer candidate with local housing but if from out of town housing and transportation provided. Must have own vehicle. Will shop/find and craft props, furniture and scenic décor in close consultation with the directors and scenic designer.

ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGERS (3)  Seeking Assistant Stage Managers who will be in rehearsals and/or on deck for each mainstage show.  Various dates between June 3 and August 24.  Heavy preference given to candidates with local housing.

WARDROBE  Primary emphasis on minor alterations, care/cleaning of costumes during run, running/dressing crew during mainstage shows.  Ability to sew.  Design of TYA costumes for seven shows.  This position needs to be filled by a person with local housing.

DESIGN STAFF  Costume Design is set for all shows.  Sound Design is set for all shows.  Invitations are going out for Scenic Design and Lighting Design but these are not set as of this date.

TYA MUSICAL DIRECTOR  Rehearse seven one-hour musicals for children performed by adult members of the company.  Rehearsals during the day begin June 21 with performances on each successive Saturday from June 28 through August 16, with special performances on August 13 and August 17.  Candidate MUST have local housing and transportation.

2ND KEYBOARD PLAYER  To play for some rehearsals and all performances for Camelot, Little Shop of Horrors and Always…Patsy Cline.  Must be excellent musician as well as being proficient at electronic keyboard operation (Korg & Yamaha) and programming.  Candidate MUST have local housing and transportation.

Also seeking great players of VIOLIN for CAMELOT (June 15 – 29); COUNTRY FIDDLE for PATSY CLINE (August 17 – 24); STEEL GUITAR for PATSY CLINE (August 17 – 24).

Please apply to Producing Artistic Director Larry Frenock by Email with cover letter and resume and dates of availability.  Positions are all paid and variously begin mid May and run through August.  Season ends with the final show on August 24th, the TD and some crew continue through August 27, depending on how quickly we can ‘stow the season away.’

Internships are available in all areas as well. See the intership page!

Directors, Director/Choreographers, Designers, Musical Directors, Musicians, Staff:  Resumes  are welcome at any time, particularly during the primary hiring months of December through February.  Please note your particular interest once our  season is announced.  Email is preferred.   Note that Musicians are hired locally only.

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LOCAL VOLUNTEERS FOR LOAD-INS AND LOAD-OUTS:

If you are interested and available for crew work as we load in and load out the wonderful sets, costumes and props for each show – we can use your help!  Assist our professional crew on Sunday evenings after the final matinee of each show to dismantle and load out our sets, costumes and props and then Monday day and into evening as available to set up the next show.

VOLUNTEERS TO ASSIST WITH PROVIDING DINNER FOR CAST AND CREW DURING TECH REHEARSAL:

We try to provide a hot meal to our actors and crew during their long technical rehearsal day on the Tuesdays before we open each show for anywhere from 20 to 45 people (on Tech Day everyone is pretty tired, and it is a long, tedious day of setting lights, set changes, costume changes, sound levels, and more for all of the actors, designers, directors and crew). We ask volunteers to provide a hot or cold dish – a main meal (such as a hot pot of stew, hot pot of franks and kraut, lasagna, pasta dishes, etc.), side dishes (large salads, veggie platters), desserts (cakes, pies, cookies) and cold drinks (iced tea, lemonade, etc.).  We are usually set up at 6pm and we ask the volunteers to assist with set up and clean up after.

Those who Interested is helping us make Gretna Theatre great should Email their contact info and note their interest to Renee Krizan, Associate Artistic Director, immediately!