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MEG STAGE MANAGER/CAT WRANGLER SEARCH

 

The Milwaukee Entertainment group is seeking a Stage Manager/Board Op and a Cat Wrangler for our October Production of Bell, Book and Candle at the Brumder Mansion. Both Positions will be compensated. Rehearsals will begin September 15th performances run from October 13th-31st, 2017. Please email Amanda at production@milwaukeeentertainmentgroup.com for more information.

 

http://www.milwaukeeentertainmentgroup.com/bell_book_and_candle.htm

 

 

 

CAB MKE COSTUME SEARCH

 

Cabaret Milwaukee is searching for four men’s WWI US Uniforms for our upcoming production of The Clockwork Man, Origins. Please email amandajhull@gmail.com if you have costume pieces to lend or rent or know of a place that we could reach out to. Thank you for your assistance, theatre hive mind!

 

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Cardinal Stritch University

Job Description

 

Job Title:                                Full-time Faculty, Assistant Professor (and Technical Director)           

Department:                          Theatre                                  

Reports To:                            Chair Performing Arts 

Exempt/Non Exempt :           Exempt          

Prepared Date:                      August 2017

 

Summary: The faculty member teaches a full load (24 credits), participates in scholarly and professional activities, and provides service to the university, college and department.   Other essential functions include: Professionalism; Collegiality; Attendance, punctuality; Confidentiality; and Meeting Travel Requirements.  12 of the 24 credits are assigned to duties as Theatre Technical Director.  (See “Other duties and responsibilities” below).

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

 

  • Teaching
    • Meets all classes according to established schedule
    • Writes, revises and submits syllabi according to specific college requirements
    • Provides appropriate assessment and grades
    • Advises students regarding course selection and program progression
    • Submits grades to registrar in the specified time frames
    • Selects and orders textbooks
    • Maintains a minimum of three posted office hours per week for advisement with students and be available for students who cannot meet during the assigned times
    • Maintains and submits grade reports and attendance records to appropriate personnel within college/university deadlines

 

  • Scholarship
  • Participates in the development and review of curriculum in collaboration with department colleagues
  • Maintains a scholarly knowledge-base by research and writing
  • Maintains membership and participation in professional societies
  • Provides expertise in guiding university, college and/or department in accreditation/certification activities
  • Develops and maintains a networking relationship with professional, business and other external community leaders
  • Participates in grant writing

 

  • Service
  • Attends all faculty institutes commencements and convocations and other major activities of the department, college and university
  • Participates in department and college meetings as scheduled
  • Assists in on-campus student recruitment activities
  • Serves on one university committee and on college/department committees as needed
  • Serves on faculty and other search committees
  • Directs assigned student research advisees in courses (e.g., BA and MA Capstone courses)
  • Writes letters of recommendation for students
  • Acts as faculty advisor to student organizations
  • Supervises internships/field experiences/practical/clinical experiences

 

  • Other duties and responsibilities

50% (12 of 24 credits) are assigned to role of Technical Director in the Theater department:

  • Responsible for the safe operation of the Scene Shop and Supervision/Management/Hiring of Scene Shop student workers, maintaining regular scene shop hours and extended hours according to show needs.
  • Executes the build and implementation of approved technical designs on all University Theater productions to University standards in collaboration with Artistic Director and Production Team.
  • Operates, maintains and safeguards the technical assets of the theater, including the supervision of lighting, sound, communications equipment, and the use/maintenance of stage facilities.
  • Maintains effective organization and storage of props, furniture and other theatrical assets.
  • Collaborates with student production workers, lighting, set and sound designers, on the technical specifications, costs and use of technical equipment required for the individual shows.
  • Monitors the condition of equipment including lighting, sound, and rigging equipment; arranges for the repair and replacement; performs preventive maintenance on equipment.
  • Assists with the preparation and control of production budgets; maintains inventory and order of special supplies.
  • Assists in the hiring of contractors and outside artists to execute production season.
  • Collaborates with other departments and advises on other projects in the theater space as necessary to fulfill University Mission and maintain smooth operation of the space from use to use.

 

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Supervision of the Scene Shop, including a staff of student workers. Scene shop will operate under regular weekly hours and will have extended hours based on production needs.

 

Education and/or Experience:

  • Masters Degree (minimum) or Ph.D. or MFA (preferred) in their discipline of study.
  • Experience in a professional Scene Shop setting (Technical Director or Assistant Technical Director capacity preferred.)
  • (Preferred) Expertise in Scenic, Sound or Lighting Design.
  • Administrative/leadership experience with proven success in higher education.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of their field of expertise.
  • A commitment to Catholic higher education in the Franciscan tradition.
  • Experience with a multi-cultural educational setting that promotes unity, access and quality.

Language Skills:

  • Ability to read write in English language and understand University communications, reports and documents.
  • Effective oral communication skills, strength in writing, demonstrated ability to work collaboratively, and experience working with foundations, benefactors, faculty and adult learners.
  • Ability to effectively state a case for mission.
  • Excellent interpersonal/customer service skills, with both internal and external constituents.
  • Solid ability to solve problems, resolve conflict, mediate and collaborate.
  • Multicultural sensitivity.

Mathematical Skills: 

  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals.

                                   

Reasoning Ability:

·         High ability to analyze, prioritize, organize and resolve problems;

·         Ability to see connections; mental flexibility and creativity.

                                   

Computer Skills:

  • Considerable experience with drafting software such as CAD
  • Average computer skills, including Word, Excel, Power Point, etc.
  • Comfortable using electronic mail and the Internet.

 

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

  • None

 

Other Skills and Abilities:  

  • Ability to think, act and work independently as well as with a variety of teams/groups.
  • Ability to organize, prioritize and manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Possesses a high degree of self-motivation and attention to detail.
  • Ability to creatively execute ambitious designs on-time and within budget to professional standards.
  • Ability to understand and demonstrate collaborative, value-based servant leadership both inside the department, across the University and among constituents.

 

 

 

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential duties and responsibilities of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties and responsibilities.

 

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential duties and responsibilities of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties and responsibilities.

 

  • The work environment for this position is both a classroom and scene shop setting as well as a black box and 400-seat proscenium theater

 

EOE

 

 

 


Milwaukee Repertory Theater has several job opportunities for the start of our 2017/18 Season! For a detailed job description of all the positions listed below and application details, visit: https://www.milwaukeerep.com/Inside-The-Rep/Work-With-Us/

 

 

Position: Marketing and PR Coordinator

Department: Marketing; Reports to: Director of Marketing and Chief Marketing Officer

Status: Full-Time, Seasonal, Exempt; Start Date: September 2017

 

Basic Function:
Milwaukee Repertory Theater seeks an outgoing, organized, motivated and detail-oriented individual to assist with the company’s Marketing and PR efforts for a 7 to 8  month timeframe while our Director of Media Relations is on sabbatical.  Marketing duties include participating in the planning and implementation of marketing plans to promote and sell single tickets and working to connect plays and develop collaborative partnerships with relevant communities and organizations. PR duties include assisting with writing media releases and media relations, coordinating playbill copy, staffing and coordinating interviews and appearances for artists as well as VIP Walk-on appearances of community members during A Christmas Carol.

 

Position: Audience Services Representatives

Department: Ticket Office; Reports to: Audience Services Manager

Status: Part-time, Seasonal, Non-Exempt; Start Date: August 2017

 

Basic Function:
Milwaukee Rep has an excellent opportunity for friendly and enthusiastic Audience Services Representatives who are skilled in customer service and would enjoy working with others in the exciting world of theater. The Audience Services Representative assists patrons in person and on the phone, with single ticket and subscription ticket sales, exchanges, upgrades and donations. This is a part-time position with evening and weekend hours.

 

Position: Quadracci Powerhouse House Manager

Department: Marketing; Reports to: Front of House Operations Manager

Status: Part -Time, Seasonal, Non-Exempt; Start Date: September 2017

 

Basic Function:
Milwaukee Rep has a great opportunity for customer service focused House Managers who would enjoy working with others in the exciting world of theater.  The House Manager is the first point of contact for many of our patrons as such he/she is responsible for creating a welcoming, safe and comfortable environment for guests that reflects the mission and vision of Milwaukee Rep. House Managers will demonstrate outstanding customer service and attention to detail, be a team player, enthusiastic, articulate and have an interest in the arts. They will supervise the Concierge/Gift Shop Associates as well as direct the volunteer ushers. This is a part-time position with evening and weekend hours.

 

Position:  Stiemke Studio House Manager

Department:      Marketing; Reports to: Front of House Operations Manager

Status: Part-Time, Seasonal, Non-Exempt; Start Date: September 2017

 

Basic Function:
Milwaukee Rep has a great opportunity for customer service focused House Managers who would enjoy working with others in the exciting world of theater.  The House Manager is the first point of contact for many of our patrons as such he/she is responsible for creating a welcoming, safe and comfortable environment for guests that reflects the mission and vision of Milwaukee Rep. House Managers will demonstrate outstanding customer service and attention to detail, be a team player, enthusiastic, articulate and have an interest in the arts. They will maintain communication with other staff and direct the volunteer ushers. The Stiemke Studio House Manager will be the primary House Manager in the Stiemke Studio black box venue working 4-6 performances per week when the Stiemke is in performance. This is a part-time position with evening and weekend hours

 

Position: Concierge

Department: Marketing; Reports to: Front of House Operations Manager

Status: Part-Time, Seasonal, Non-Exempt; Start Date: September 2017

 

Basic Function:
Milwaukee Rep seeks friendly and enthusiastic Concierge staff who are skilled in customer service and would enjoy working front of house in the performing arts. The Concierge is responsible for assisting patrons at the Quadracci Powerhouse Concierge Desk before, during and after performances. The Concierge will pro-actively interact with patrons to provide excellent customer service and assist the House Manager in providing a safe, efficient and welcoming experience for our patrons. This is a part-time position with evening and weekend hours.

 

Position: Gift Shop Associate

Department: Marketing; Reports to: Front of House Operations Manager

Status: Part-Time, Seasonal, Non-Exempt; Start Date: September 2017

 

Basic Function:
Milwaukee Rep has an exciting opportunity for Gift Shop Associates who are skilled in customer service and would enjoy working in the exciting world of theater. The Gift Shop Associate is responsible for the operation of The Rep’s Gift Shop before, during and after performances. The Gift Shop Associate will pro-actively interact with patrons to provide excellent customer service as well as to promote and sell them merchandise.This is a part-time position with evening and weekend hours.

 

For a detailed job description of all the positions listed above and application details, visit: https://www.milwaukeerep.com/Inside-The-Rep/Work-With-Us/

 


Milwaukee Jewish Day School is looking for a director(s) for our two school musicals: The upper school musical (grades 5-8) is a T/Th class from 2:30-3:30 that will begin after Labor Day. It meets all semester until the performances, which are usually around mid January. (It is not on the calendar yet.) The lower school musical begins sometime in February or so and meets 2x a week for 30 minutes (usually morning). The show is in mid-May and is a shorter version. We usually do the Broadway Jr. shows for middle school and the Broadway kids version for lower school. 

 

MJDS is a JK-8 school at 6401 N. Santa Monica Blvd. in Whitefish Bay, WI. If you are interested in this opportunity and would like more information, please contact Rena Porat at 414-702-1088.

 


Position:              Audience Services Representatives

Department:      Ticket Office

Reports to:          Audience Services Manager

Status:                  Part-time, Seasonal, Non-Exempt

Start Date:          August 2017

 

Basic Function:
Milwaukee Rep has an excellent opportunity for friendly and enthusiastic Audience Services Representatives for the 2017/18 Season. If you are skilled in customer service and would enjoy working with others in the exciting world of theater, this is the job for you! Available for immediate hiring, so interested applicants should apply promptly according to the directions below.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:
The Audience Services Representative assists patrons in person and on the phone, with single ticket and subscription ticket sales, exchanges, upgrades and donations. Employees in this job may be assigned to both Ticket Office window and phone functions, depending on the needs of The Rep.
• Assist patrons on the phone or in-person for single ticket and subscription ticket sales and exchanges.
• Describe and promote season ticket packages to single ticket inbound buyers
• Support the Theater’s fundraising efforts with simple donation requests during sales transactions, including explaining Theater’s donor benefits, specials, and offers
• Provide general information to subscribers and patrons
• Handle customer issues, or appropriately escalate to other personnel as needed
• Accurately count and balance received checks, cash and credit cards at the close of shift
• Process and distribute will-call during shows
• Deliver outstanding customer service

  • Answer patron questions promptly, accurately, respectfully, and thoroughly
    • Provide assistance as needed on various administrative projects
    • Contribute to a positive, supportive team environment where all staff members can be successful

 

Qualifications:
At least one year of successful customer service experience; sales experience preferred, and ticketing a plus. Demonstrated success handling cash, checks, and credit cards. Positive, articulate, outgoing, and friendly personality; a sense of humor a plus! Able to work in an upbeat and often fast-paced environment. Comfortable answering customer questions and patience to resolve customer service issues. Organizational skills: the ability to multi-task, to remain calm and efficient in a busy work environment, and to maintain a high level of attention to detail. Tessitura experience desired. 
High school diploma (or GED). Ability to stand for long periods of time, up to the duration of a shift (Ticket Office) and communicate effectively over the telephone for the duration of a shift (Phones.) 
Professional regional theater experience or knowledge is preferred but not mandatory, and some flexibility in weekly hours is necessary. Immediate openings in all shifts. Compensation is $9.20 per hour. In addition, employees are eligible for comp tickets to our shows and are encouraged to attend.

 

To Apply:

Send cover letter and resume to Rachel Richter, Audience Services Manager at rrichter@milwaukeerep.comApplications accepted until positions filled, however looking to fill positions immediately in August. Please, no walk-ins or phone calls.

 

Milwaukee Repertory Theater is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is dedicated to building a culturally diverse and equitable environment and strongly encourages applications from a broad spectrum of people including women, people of color and other minorities. Applicants from populations underrepresented in the theatre field are strongly encouraged to apply

 


Tosa West High School is looking for a Lighting Designer for our upcoming season. Dates and information is below and pay is flexible. This person will design the light plot/lights for the show and work with students to hang and focus the lights.

 

CHICAGO at Tosa West

Opening Night is November 10

Tech Dates: November 3-9

Schedule and pay is flexible

 

ANYTHING GOES at Tosa West

Opening Night is April 20

Tech Dates: April 13-19

Schedule and pay is flexible

 

If interested, contact Theatre Director, Adam Steffan at steffada@wauwatosa.k12.wi.us


OVER THE RIVER AND THROUGH THE WOODS Audition Tuesday, July 25th

Auditions: Tuesday, July 25th, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Rehearsals: Monday, July 31st – Wednesday, September 6th, 2017/Monday – Thursday

Performances: Thursday, September 7th – Sunday, September 24th, 2017

OVER THE RIVER AND THROUGH THE WOODS will be directed by Brian Zelinski. Auditions may consist of readings from the script.

Auditionees will be asked to fill out an Audition Information.  You must be available for EVERY technical rehearsal (Friday before Opening through Preview Night) and EVERY performance to be cast in this show.

Synopsis

Nick is a single, Italian-American guy from New Jersey. His parents retired and moved to Florida. That doesn’t mean his family isn’t still in Jersey. In fact, he sees both sets of his beloved (but annoying) grandparents every Sunday for dinner. When he announces that he’s been offered a dream job that will take him away, the news doesn’t sit so well. How could he betray his family’s love to move to Seattle, for a job? Well, Frank, Aida, Nunzio and Emma do their level best to stop him, and that includes inviting to dinner the lovely–and single–Caitlin O’Hare.

Character Descriptions

Male Characters

Nick – age 20-40 years old. Nice-looking, “next door” kind of young man. A bit sarcastic, funny, hardworking, which gets in the way of his happiness. Loves his grandparents deeply but communicates with them through benign (never mean) bickering.

Frank – age 40-80 years old. A former carpenter, Frank is very proud of where he has come from. He is fighting getting older and does not want to give up his independence. Frank loves his family but does not know why they have moved so far away.

Nunzio – age 40-80 years old. Emma’s husband. Nunzio is deeply in love with his wife and is a great storyteller.

Female Characters

Aida – age 40-80 years old. Aida is Frank’s rock. A very simple, loving woman whose life has been about husband and family. She is a homemaker/housewife and a bit of a worrier.

Emma – age 40-80 years old. Emma is Nunzio’s wife and loves him deeply. She’s a bit more modern than Aida, with a sense of herself. Emma can be a bit of a spitfire and is not afraid to share her opinion.

Caitlin – age 20-40 years old. Attractive and charming, Caitlin is not one to settle for less. She is a bit old-fashioned and stands up for what she believes.

Contact Ann Mather, Business Manager/Volunteer Coordinator, at 262-782-4431 ext. 221 or amather@sunsetplayhouse.com with any questions.


Director of Operations

The Director of Operations oversees all MYSO operations, including concerts, rehearsals, auditions, recordings, touring, and initiatives. The Director of Operations also manages operations staff and relationships with facilities and vendors. The successful candidate will have experience orchestrating major events and programs and understand how to effectively and efficiently solve operational problems as they arise.

 

Community Liaison

The Community Liaison is our point person for communications with musicians and their families, as well as other targeted constituents. The successful candidate will demonstrate excellence in organization and follow-through; customer service and communication in general (interpersonal and via technology); problem solving, and transitioning from project to project. Spanish language fluency is preferred for this position.

 

Artistic Administrator

The Artistic Administrator oversees execution of essential organizational functions, large and small (e.g., masterclass series, coaching, and Artist-in-Residence activities, among a variety of others) under the direction of the Artistic Director. In addition, the successful candidate will demonstrate exceptional instrumental ensemble experience, including the ability to attract MYSO musicians and professionals and develop and implement new program initiatives and budgets.

 

  • Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume via e-mail to Kim Jankowiak, Director of Finance & Administration at kimjankowiak@myso.org
  • Applications will be accepted until we have found the ideal individuals to fill these positions.

 

Katie Phillips, Development Manager

 

Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra

Located at the Milwaukee Youth Arts Center

325 W. Walnut Street

Milwaukee, WI 53212

P: 414.267.2958

F: 414.267.2960

katiephillips.myso.org

Visit MYSO on the Web: www.myso.org


First Stage Position Announcement Education Administrator This position is full time and will report to the Education Director.

Position Description The Education Administrator supports the organizational and administrative tasks of First Stage’s growing Education department, including the scheduling, invoicing, and tracking of all Education programs. Duties include (but are not limited to): • Coordinate service agreements for a wide range of school programs and partnerships, and complete various District contracts. • Schedule and confirm Education programs with teachers over phone and email, and send lesson plans and other supporting program documents via email to classroom teachers in a timely manner. • Make program surveys available to classroom teachers and teaching artists through online formats and hard copies, as needed. • Maintain the Education department’s online scheduling and data tracking platforms, including Tessitura, SharePoint, and Google Calendars/Docs. • Support the Assistant Education Director in creating and inputting the teaching artist workshop schedule on an ongoing basis. • Put together new hire packages and track and collect employee paperwork background checks on new adjunct staff and volunteers. • Invoice all Education programs in a timely manner. • Submit expense reports for the Education Department purchases, and submit and track bussing invoices for programming in City of Milwaukee schools. • Work closely with School Group Coordinator to schedule partner schools’ shows and programs in a timely manner. • Work closely with Education Director to create and maintain Education Department budget and data tracking on an ongoing basis. • Perform administrative and office tasks including, but not limited to, data entry, uploading lesson documents, scheduling communications with teachers and teaching artists, and photocopying and gathering lesson materials.

Qualifications The Education Administrator must remain flexible and professional under pressure, and be open to change in a dynamic, fast paced environment. This person must be detail orientated, organized, resilient, a self-starter, have a positive attitude, be a creative problem solver, have the ability to multitask, and exhibit self-awareness to build lasting relationships with teachers and coworkers. Skills in Microsoft Office and various computer invoicing and data tracking programs, as well as a willingness to learn our database system, is required. Ability to pass a background check is required.

Compensation First Stage offers a mission you can stand behind and a positive work environment. This full time position with benefits is a 40 hour per week position that may include nights and weekends. Salary is commensurate with experience.

About First Stage First Stage is Milwaukee’s premiere non-profit theater for young people and families and has grown from a small theater group to a nationally acclaimed company drawing annual audiences of more than 135,000 people. With a season including six family series plays and two First Steps shows (more than 300 performances annually), First Stage has become one of the largest programs in the nation. First Stage offers arts-in-education programs, spending more than 2,000 hours annually in classrooms throughout southeastern Wisconsin, and the First Stage Theater Academy, a professional theater training program teaching “life skills through stage skills” to 3,000 enrollments of young people ages 3 – 18 each year. It is one of the largest and finest programs of its kind in the nation. For more information about First Stage visit http://www.firststage.org.

To Apply Please send cover letter and resume by July 26th, 2017 via email to Julia Magnasco: jmagnasco@firststage.org

“Equal Opportunity Employer” or FIRST STAGE is an equal opportunity employer and as such, we consider individuals for employment according to their abilities and performance. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, age, religion, color, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, physical or mental disability, marital or veteran status, or any other classification protected by law.


MEG AUDITIONS FOR DR. WATSON

 

On the evening of Monday July 24th we are holding Auditions for the Milwaukee Entertainment Group’s Production of:

 

“The Secret of Sherlock Holmes” by Jeremy Paul

 

Directed by Tom Marks

 

MEG is in search of a male actor aged 45-75 to play Dr. Watson in this two-man show.

Actor must be able to memorize lines with ease and present a British RP dialect.

Rehearsals will be scheduled between January 2nd – 24th based on Actor availability and performances run from January 25th – February 10th, 2018.

 

Actor will be compensated.

 

To set up an audition please email your headshot and resume or a recent photo and list of theatre experience to Amanda at production@milwaukeeentertainmentgroup.com.

 

ABOUT THE PLAY

The Secret of Sherlock Holmes is a tribute to the remarkable friendship of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson. Divided into two Acts, it chronicles their friendship from the time of their first meeting in A Study in Scarlet, to Holmes’s faked death in “The Final Problem” in Act I. Act II explores the strain on their relationship as a result of Holmes’s deception, finally culminating in the revelation of the renowned detective’s shocking secret.

 

For more information about MEG please visit http://www.milwaukeeentertainentgroup.com