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Join the dedicated team of individuals responsible for staging, arranging, acting in, and producing The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey's performances!
The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, an independent LORT theatre, is one of the nation’s largest classical theatres, serving over 100,000 children and adults annually. It is New Jersey’s only professional arts institution dedicated exclusively to presenting Shakespeare’s canon and other classics through world class stage productions and high-impact education programs. Six main stage productions plus an outdoor summer production are presented annually. The Theatre is strongly committed both to enriching public education through the art of classic theatre, and to supporting a high level of artistic excellence by training and nurturing new generations of classical theatre artists. Job Description
The position of First Hand Stitcher reports to the Draper and Costume Shop Supervisor. Responsibilities include:
- Supervising additional shop staff
- Assisting with organization and maintenance of costume shop supplies and equipment
- Assisting in training and supervision of over-hire, stitchers, interns, and volunteers
- Constructing and altering costumes
- Assisting with fittings as needed
- Millinery skills a plus
The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey seeks an experienced Sound Technician. This full-time, seasonal (now thru December) position operates under the Master Electrician/Sound Engineer. Duties include: enforcing all department guidelines to ensuring a safe and efficient work environment; attending all work calls and show calls; assisting in supervision and training of over-hire, intern, and volunteer crews; operating the sound system for rehearsals, performances, and special events; organization and maintenance of sound equipment and storage areas; creation and maintenance of all show paperwork; and assisting in the lighting department as needed.
Ideal candidate is a self-motivated, safety conscious, team player with a degree in Sound or Theatrical Production, or equivalent professional experience. Basic proficiency in Vectorworks, Microsoft Office, QLab, and audio editing software (Cubase or ProTools recommended) is expected. Must be proficient with Yamaha digital audio consoles, as well as a variety of analog and digital audio equipment. Experience with lighting equipment, especially ETC consoles is a plus. Must be comfortable working at heights over 25 feet and be able to safely lift 50lbs. The ability to stay focused through long work hours, communicate well, follow directions precisely, and manage multiple projects at one time while keeping a positive attitude are absolute musts. Must possess a valid driver’s license and have a clean driving record. Additional Information:
Qualified candidates should submit cover letter, resume, and 3 references on-line at the link provided below. Please address your cover letter to Hamilton Smith, Master Electrician. The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For more information, visit www.shakespearenj.org. We look forward to receiving your application. All your information will be kept confidential according to EOE guidelines. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE!
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Part-Time Patron Services Associate
The Patron Services Associate is the face of The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey. The associate’s mission is to ensure that our patron’s experience is exceptional. The Patron Services Office provides concierge service, assisting patrons with anything that may enhance their experience. This can range from helping patrons pick out seats and dates to helping them find their way to the theater. The associate will build relationships with our patrons.
We seek individuals with a background in sales/customer service who are excellent speakers, courteous, friendly, and patient. The candidate should also have sales abilities. Box office experience and experience with Theatre Manager or other ticketing programs are a plus. Daytime, evening, and weekend hours are required.
Duties include: fielding calls, assisting patrons with sales, exchanges and general inquires, managing patron correspondences with the box office, cross-selling and upselling productions, making follow-up calls, assembling mailings (tickets, postcards, donation packages), entering and consolidating information in Theatre Manager, pulling basic reports, helping assistant management with maintenance and inventory of the gift shop and concessions, providing general support to the Patron Services Manager and Assistant Managers.
Please submit a cover letter, resume, and references to Antonio Romero, Sales and Patron Services Manager.