STAFF AND TECH FOR 2015
PARTICULARLY SEEKING THE FOLLOWING FOR PAID POSITIONS:
TECHNICAL DIRECTOR: Late May – August 26. Primarily responsible for the build, installation and strike of each set for the season, with oversight of all other technical aspects. Will oversee scenic carpenters and scenic artists and run the shop, but this is not a management-only job, it is very much a “hands on” position. Key employee for the season!
COMPANY MANAGER: Early June through August 26. Primarily responsible for overseeing company housing and transportation. Must have a clean driving record and be comfortable driving a ten-passenger van; will make round-trips between NYC and Mt. Gretna transporting actors, as well as in town transportation of actors between their housing, rehearsals and performances. Handing out paychecks, recording crew days and hours, keeping good records all part of the job. A responsible member of the management team.
PROPS June 1 – August 26, 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.
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 five 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. Scenic Design is set for all shows. Invitations are going out for Lighting Design but these are not set as of this date.
2ND KEYBOARD PLAYER To play for some rehearsals and all performances for The Little Mermaid. Must be excellent musician as well as being proficient at electronic keyboard operation (Korg & Yamaha) and programming. Candidate MUST have local housing and transportation.
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.
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!