Part-time staff openings at UNC-Wilmington

Friday, May 22nd, 2015

UNCW2Paint and Properties Supervisor


This position supports the curricular objectives within the Department of Theatre. This individual works closely with; faculty, designers, lab students and student employees to execute departmental production needs. This individual must be able to work independently, be able to handle multiple tasks and be able to work with students of differing experience levels.  This is a part-time non-benefit earning position approximately 30 hours per week for nine months mid-August to mid-May.  Normal working hours Monday-Friday but must be willing to work nights and weekends as needed.  Hourly pay rate $12-$15 per hour depending upon qualifications.



Oversee the day to day operation of the paint shop, properties storage areas and provide supervision of staff and students in the paint and properties areas including usage and maintenance of all shop and storage areas. Keep accurate records of all lab student hours. Ensure that all equipment is in safe, working order and used in a correct, safe and proper manner. Inventory and replace all expendable supplies. As properties supervisor this individual will secure, maintain and restock all props required for the production season. They will also track expenditures and rentals. As paint supervisor this individual will supervise students in the realization of the scenic designers’ vision with regard to surface treatment of all production elements. They will also be in charge of maintaining all inventory and ordering/purchasing supplies as needed.


Minimum Qualifications:

BA in Theatre or similar experience. Experience in carpentry, ability to lift approximately fifty (50) pounds, ability to work at heights and the ability to instruct in the safe operation of shop machinery and tools.


Lighting, Sound and Multi-Media Supervisor


This position supports the curricular objectives within the Department of Theatre. This individual works closely with; faculty, designers, lab students and student employees to execute departmental production needs. This individual must be able to work independently, be able to handle multiple tasks and be able to work with students of differing experience levels.  This is a part-time non-benefit earning position approximately 30 hours per week for nine months mid-August to mid-May.  Normal working hours Monday-Friday but must be willing to work nights and weekends as needed.  Hourly pay rate $12-$15 per hour depending upon qualifications.



Oversee the day to day operation of the Lighting, Sound and Multi-media systems, and the supervision of staff and students in these areas including usage and annual, scheduled maintenance of related equipment. As Lighting, Sound and Multi-Media Supervisor this individual will function as the department’s master electrician and will supervise students in the installation and realization of the lighting designers’ vision with regard to all established production elements. Keep accurate records of all lab student hours. Ensure that all equipment is in safe, working order and used in a correct, safe and proper manner. Inventory and replace all expendable supplies.


Minimum Qualifications:

BA in Theatre or similar experience. Experience in basic theatrical lighting and sound installation and maintenance of equipment is required. The ability read light plots and riser diagrams is beneficial.  Carpentry ability is beneficial. Experience in Multimedia equipment is a plus.  Must have the ability to lift approximately fifty (50) pounds, ability to work at heights and the ability to instruct in the safe operation of all equipment in these areas.


To Apply:

Send your letter of interest, resume and list of three references to Thomas Salzman, Chair, Department of Theatre.  For questions please call 910-962-7364.  Positions are open until filled.

Theatre Charlotte seeks Designers and Stage Managers for 2015-16 season

Friday, May 22nd, 2015

theatre charlotteTheatre Charlotte is seeking outstanding designers and stage managers for the 2015-2016 season. If you are looking for an opportunity to network, gain valuable experience, build your portfolio and get paid while doing it, please contact us today. Application deadline is July 1, 2015 and interviews begin immediately. Please include show preferences with the application materials which must include a resume, references and letter of interest. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Pictures of previous designs and work are encouraged. Applicants will be hired on a per show basis with pay up to $1300 per production. See below for show dates and an overview of our designer and stage manager responsibilities. For more information on who we are, what we do and what we have done, please visit our website at

Local applicants are preferred; Theatre Charlotte will not pay for travel or housing expenses.

Chris Timmons
c/o Theatre Charlotte
501 Queens Road
Charlotte, NC 28207
704-376-3777 ext. 17
Fax 704-347-5216


Theatre Charlotte’s 88th Season
La Cage Aux Folles (Sept. 11 – 27, 2015)
directed by Dennis Delamar

Dracula (Oct. 30 – Nov. 15, 2015)
directed by Dave Blamy

A Christmas Carol (Dec. 4 – 13, 2015)
directed by Vito Abate

The Importance of Being Earnest (Jan. 22 – Feb. 7, 2016)
directed by Tonya Bludsworth

The Miracle Worker (Mar. 18 – April 3, 2016)
directed by Paige Johnston Thomas

The Addams Family (May 13 – 29, 2016)
directed by Jill Bloede


Production Team Overview
Stage Managers: Our Stage Managers serve as the liaison between directors, actors, production staff and the Theatre Charlotte staff. Communication is key in making this happen and is extended through production meetings, rehearsal reports and the like. Stage Managers are responsible for being at all rehearsals, recording blocking and calling the show during performances. Cheerful and positive people are a must; the ability to manage many different personalities is key; understanding how to balance professional expectations with local, non-professional actors of various skill levels is also a priority.


Scenic Designers: Scenic Designers are responsible for bringing the visual elements of the production to life through a creative, well thought out and efficient design that is within the resources and budget set forth by Theatre Charlotte. We seek designers who can hold fast to strict deadlines and are willing to work within the challenges of the space, budget and limited production personnel.


Lighting Designer: Lighting Designers are responsible for reinforcing and enhancing visual and emotional elements of productions through use of theatrical lighting techniques and general illumination. Our designers must be comfortable on ladders or be willing to work with volunteers who can assist with lighting needs. Lighting Designers must be available during tech week leading up to opening night, as well hang and focus as determined in the production schedule.


Costume Designers: Costume Designers reinforce character personalities, time period, setting and mood through the creative use of clothing. Our Costume Designers must be prepared to acquire, purchase or build all costume pieces for a production within the budget outlined for the production. People who are fun to collaborate with and have an eye for detail are preferred.


Sound Engineer: Our Sound Engineers are used for our musical productions which bookend each season. This person is responsible for setting up and tearing down all sound equipment needed for our performers and live musicians; creating a mix that is appropriate for the show and our space; running the board during performances or teaching someone to do so if not available. We prefer Sound Engineers who have their own or access to sound equipment (such as wireless and hard wired mics, monitors, amp and cable) to supplement Theatre Charlotte’s inventory.

Matthews Playhouse seeks Technical Director

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

Matthews playhouseMatthews Playhouse is a community based non-profit theatre organization committed to enriching the lives of children and adults by inviting them to participate in the world of performing arts.  We are looking to hire a part-time Technical Director to join our team.  This is a part-time, salaried position, hired as a contractor.

The Technical Director will report directly to our Production Manager, and will be responsible for the overall execution and implementation of scenic designs for the shows in our seasons.  Duties include scene shop maintenance, scenic storage organization, management of shop staff and volunteers, and taking an active role as carpenter, painter, and rigger during work calls. Additional duties to include being “on-call” (on site) for technical rehearsals and performances as arranged by the Production Manager. Note: this position requires someone who is willing and able to work in the scene shop in a hands-on capacity on a daily basis.

Qualified applicants will be eligible to take on additional scenic, lighting and sound design positions throughout the season, which are paid through separate stipends.


Applicants should have a minimum of 2 years experience working in a scenic shop, with previous Technical Direction or Master Carpenter experience preferred.   BA degree in theatre or related performing arts field is preferred.  Proficiency with AutoCAD or Vectorworks (along with a working knowledge of drafting and technical drawing) is desired.

To apply, please submit a letter of intent, professional resume, and three references.


Evan Kinsley, Production Manager

(704) 846-8343

Actor’s Theatre of Charlotte seeks Sound Board Ops

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

actors theatre of charlotte
Actor’s Theatre of Charlotte is seeking Sound Board Operators for “Cougar the Musical.” Applicants should have experience balancing a live band as well as a cast with wireless microphones. The show will run May 29-June 27. For more information or details, please contact Carrie Cranford at

Current Job Openings at Cape Fear Regional Theatre

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

PrintStage Manager

Cape Fear Regional Theatre (CFRT) seeks a full-time, experienced, non-equity Stage Manager to join its production staff as one of two rotating Stage Manager/Assistant Stage Managers for its 2015-2016 season, which will include 7 mainstage productions (2 in repertory) and 1 special event production. Knowledge of and proficient ability to perform standard stage management duties required; knowledge of AEA rules a plus. Driver’s license required.

Salary based on experience. Contract start date TBD (early August) and ending June 10, 2016.

Please send letter of intent, CV, references, and portfolio (optional) by e-mail to

Director of Education and Outreach

Cape Fear Regional Theatre (CFRT) seeks a full-time, dynamic Director of Education and Outreach to join its administrative and creative staff who will select and administer all educational programming; act as the liaison between CFRT and the region’s school systems to promote and build CFRT’s student matinee series, Artists in Schools lecture series, and internship program; and provide coordinating support for CFRT’s community outreach efforts in order to build and sustain broader community relationships. Bachelor’s degree and passion for the arts required. The right candidate for this position will have 3+ years of professional experience as a theatre educator and a proven track record of successful community engagement.

Job abilities and duties include but are not limited to: Excellent writer and speaker; effective communicator; knowledge of various forms of music and dance (ability to play piano a plus); coach auditions for children and adults; ability to effectively lead groups of students as large as 60; develop curriculum and classes for Fall, Winter, and Spring Studio class sessions; locate and hire qualified teachers to conduct classes for Fall, Winter, and Spring Studio sessions; must teach at least two, hour long, weekly classes for ages 6-18 for the Studio; create a performance troupe to perform at various CFRT events; teach one area of focus (music, dance or acting) and administer the Summer Drama Camp for all sessions; administer and coordinate mainstage Student Matinee performances, including student load-in and load-out, curtain speech, talk-back, and post-production reporting; create standards-based resource guides for area instructors which supplement CFRT Student Matinee Series; schedule and administer any Artist on the Go workshops in coordination with local Arts Council; coordinate events and sustain relationship with other area non-profits; administer and promote fundraising campaigns for education program; and knowledge of grant writing a plus.

Salary based on experience. Start date TBD (August 2015). Please send letter of intent, CV, references, and portfolio (optional) to: Frank Moorman, Managing Director, PO Box 53723, Fayetteville, NC 28305 or by e-mail to


Costume Shop Manager
Cape Fear Regional Theatre (CFRT) seeks a full time Costume Shop Manager to join its production staff. Responsibilities will include maintenance of stock, assisting designers in coordination of all production work, fittings, builds and alterations for all season shows. Costume Shop Manager will coordinate with community volunteer stitchers, overseeing and managing budgets and rental resources, assisting costume designer in completing online orders, rental paperwork, etc. Bachelor’s Degree or MFA Preferred, Driver’s License required. Salary based on experience. Please send letter of intent, resume and references to: Managing Director, PO Box 53723, Fayetteville, NC 28305 or


Development Director
Cape Fear Regional Theatre (CFRT) seeks an energetic and experienced Development Director who will plan and implement all fundraising efforts for the organization in conjunction with the Board of Directors, staff and volunteers. The Development Director is responsible for raising CFRT’s annual contributed income totaling at least $550,000 of the $1.25 million overall operating budget. Duties include overseeing and coordinating fundraising events, individual donor campaigns, grant seeking, government funding, research and cultivation of prospective funders, development of Board fundraising efforts, and broadening the base of support for the organization. Reporting to the Managing Director, this position is part of the management team, working in tandem with the Managing Director, the Artistic Director, the Marketing Director, and the Office Manager. Salary based on experience. Please send letter of intent, resume and references to: Managing Director, PO Box 53723, Fayetteville, NC 28305 or


Technical Director

Cape Fear Regional Theatre (CFRT) seeks a full time Technical Director to join its production staff. The TD will collaborate with the Production Coordinator and oversee all technical elements of the production including the scenic build, load-in, tech schedule, and strike. The TD works with stage director and designers to facilitate the execution of artistic concept while ensuring production safety and working within budgetary constraints. Additional duties based on needs of the production.

Required skills/experience: Familiarity and expertise with scenic construction, installation, and rigging and appropriate safety procedures; Proficient in autoCAD and/or Vectorworks; Budgeting from designer drawings; Degree in technical theatre or equivalent professional experience; Strong management, organizational and communication skills; Ability to manage a small to medium sized crew; Ability to manage volunteers; Welding experience preferred; Variety of lighting and sound experience preferred; Valid driver’s license required; and Ability to safely lift 50 pounds, climb ladders, and manually operate a variety of tools and equipment.

Salary based on experience. Position starts immediately. Year round contract possibility of continuing past the 2015-2016 season. Please send letter of intent, resume, and references to: Managing Director, PO Box 53723, Fayetteville, NC 28305 or by email to

Children’s Theatre of Charlotte Seeks Costume Shop Manager

Friday, May 8th, 2015

Childrens theatre of charlotteThe Children’s Theatre of Charlotte (CTC) is seeking to hire a full time Costume Shop Manager to join the production team. CTC is one of the largest fully producing, professional theatre companies for youth and families. Annually serving approximately 300,000, CTC is unique among theatres for youth by placing equal emphasis on the production of high quality professional performances and comprehensive educational offerings. The Children’s Theatre of Charlotte shares the ImaginOn facility with the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library. Together, these two organizations create and support the partnership through a variety of programming initiatives.

This position is responsible for managing the full scope of work of the costume shop. This includes building, creating and purchasing costumes for five Main Stage, four Touring Company, two preschool touring company and the Drama for Healthy Living productions for public and school audiences. In addition, the costume shop supports the Education Department by working in partnership to mount the annual OnStage and Conservatory productions. These productions are an extension of the School of Theatre Training in which students are cast and perform in five shows, four of which are produced in rep over the course of one weekend.

This year round position is responsible for the overall supervision and management of the costume shop operations and staff. The manager has direct oversight of the costume shop budget and collaborates with directors and designers to insure the artistic vision for costumes is realized within the means of the budget. The manager supervises and assists in creations of patterns and chooses fabrics for each garment in consultation with designers. This position hires, supervises, manages and retains all costume shop staff.

Primary duties include:

Manages Costume Shop budget to ensure expenditures are within budgetary and resource constraints.
Supervises and manages the costume, wig and crafts needs of Main Stage, Touring Companies, Education Department, and ImaginOn Partnership. Supervision includes all costuming needs required before, during and throughout any production, including all dying, distressing and modifying of fabric.
Attends production meetings. Attends and participate in dress rehearsals as needed. Attends at least one run-through prior to first dress rehearsal as scheduled by director.
Schedule fittings and measurements with the stage manager and attends all fittings and measurements.
Maintains the stock, organization, and cleanliness of the costume shop, and storage spaces. Maintains the shop equipment.
Education, Experience, and Skill Level Required:

Bachelor’s degree in Theatre with concentration in Costume Design or Costume Technology or related field.
Four years of experience working as a Costume Shop Manager or Cutter/Draper.

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Children’s Theatre of Charlotte Seeks Associate Director of Advancement

Friday, May 8th, 2015

Childrens theatre of charlotteThe Associate Director of Advancement will provide creative leadership and execution for development activities in order to achieve relationship and contributed revenue goals. This position is also responsible for developing, implementing and managing solicitation strategies for individual and corporate support. Along with development work, the Associate Director of Advancement will cultivate and manage overall volunteer membership in ENCORE! including special events and fundraising activities.

Major Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Develop, propose, and implement Annual Campaign goals and strategies.
  • Introduce new approaches that will achieve increases in giving and participation.
  • Develop and direct Board and Volunteer solicitation efforts.
  • Solicit new prospects, recent and lapsed donors.
  • Cultivate and generate new funding sources.
  • Engage donors and prospects in conversations about CTC’s programs and activities while identifying their particular interests.
  • Develop and implement donor stewardship activities and programs.
  • Develop and implement donor cultivation and recognition events.
  • Assist with creating annual development materials and departmental budget.
  • Represent CTC at public functions and donor related events.
  • Inspire participation and engagement in ENCORE! membership.
  • Provide overall coordination for committees of ENCORE! to achieve both volunteer fulfillment objectives and financial goals.
  • Participate in development team’s strategic and tactical planning.
  • Perform all functions and conduct all communications with the goal of fulfilling the Mission Statement and Core Values of CTC.

Additional Skill Requirements:

  • Effectiveness and persuasiveness in both written and oral communication.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively with volunteers and colleagues.
  • Ability to organize own work, coordinate projects with others, manage multiple projects simultaneously, and establish procedures for good information management and research.
  • Highly proficient in use of Microsoft Office software; proficient in use of fundraising software.

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PlayMakers Repertory Company Seeks Producing Artistic Director

Friday, May 8th, 2015

TPRChe Producing Artistic Director (PAD) will be the artistic and financial leader of PlayMakers Repertory Company (LORT D). She/he will operate as the principal fundraiser and public figurehead for the theatre while managing a $2.7 million operating budget. As PlayMakers’ leader, the PAD will be responsible for the selection of plays and programming, artistic personnel and administrative staff (actors, designers, directors, PlayMakers administrative staff, etc.); casting, determining company aesthetic policies, leading long-range artistic and financial planning, overseeing and maintaining quality of company productions. She/he will fulfill the educational needs of the Department of Dramatic Art students in acting and production through opportunities with the professional company as determined mutually by thePAD and the Chair. The Chair of the Department of Dramatic Art understands the importance of professional development and outside work for the PAD and supports the undertaking of said work every other year as actor, director or instructor, in agreement with the Chair, and so long as it has no deleterious effect on the work of PlayMakers.

Qualifications and Experience: The Producing Artistic Director shall have demonstrated outstanding leadership and artistic excellence as evidenced by prior achievement and reputation in the field. She or he shall have significant proven fundraising experience, administrative experience and experience with the ongoing work of a professional resident theatre company. ThePAD must possess diversity of experience in a broad range of theatrical genres. PAD must be an enthusiastic, energetic and innovative individual who can function effectively in a professional artistic environment embedded in an academic culture. PlayMakers considers diversity a core principle and has earned a national reputation for the plurality of voices represented in the makeup of creative and leadership teams and in the programming of plays across both performance spaces. The PAD will be interested in building on those gains and will have diversity and inclusion among their own core leadership principles. Must have 10 years of professional experience with at least 3 years of executive and or artistic leadership as well as an MFA in Theatre.

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Northwest School of the Arts Seeks Tech Director/ Tech Teacher

Tuesday, May 5th, 2015



Northwest School of the Arts, an arts magnet school in Charlotte, NC (grades 6-12), is seeking a Tech Director/Technical Theatre teacher, to start Fall 2015.  Theatre K-12 certification preferred.  The candidate will teach high school technical theatre classes and serve as Tech Director for MULTIPLE shows each year, with budgets ranging from miniscule to several thousand dollars.  Must be proficient in set design and construction, lighting and sound design and operation.


Please apply online at:

 and send copy of résumé only to:

Bonnie Fraker

Chair, Department of Theatre

PlayMakers Repertory Company seeks Production Stage Manager

Monday, May 4th, 2015
PRCPosition Type: Temporary Staff (SPA)

Job Title: ProductionStage Manager

Department Name: PlayMakers Repertory – 310201

Vacancy ID: S006547

Position Posting Category: Other

Hiring Range: Dependent on Experience

Full-time/Part-time: Full Time

Work Schedule: Tuesday-Sunday; any combination of days or hours totaling 40 hours per week.

Proposed Start Date: 07/27/2015

Estimated Duration of Appointment: 6 months or less

Posting Open Date: 05/01/2015

Posting Close Date: 05/30/2015


Description of Work

PlayMakers Repertory Company (LORT D), Chapel Hill, North Carolina, seeks AEAStage Manager for our 2015–2016 season. PRC produces a 6 show main stage season in the Paul Green Theatre, a thrust stage, and a 3 show Second Stage series in the Kenan Theater, a flexible space, on the campus of the University of North Carolina.

The Stage Manager will be responsible for organizing daily rehearsals, scheduling, running technical rehearsals, and calling 3 main stage shows and one to two second stage shows, as well as assisting on the other 3 main stage shows.

The AEA Production Stage Manager is responsible for productions from rehearsal through run of show: Plans and oversees efficient and professional execution of work performed in the Center for Dramatic Art Rehearsal Hall and Theaters according to prescribed standards.

This position will report directly to the Production Manager and Producing Artistic Director for PlayMakers; supervises and advises graduate and undergraduate students in areas of Stage Management; maintains rehearsal hall, facility, equipment and supplies.

This position encompasses personnel management, scheduling on many different levels and with many different departments, budget management and reporting, collaborating with other production and technical departments, maintaining rehearsal hall and purchasing materials for rehearsal and run of productions.


Education and Experience

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:
High school diploma or equivalency and one year of related office experience; or equivalent combination of training and experience.

Applicants should have at least three years of professional theatre experience and proven stage management skills. Successful candidate will have excellent scheduling/planning, computer, and organizational/communication skills.

Preferred Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s degree in theatre or a related discipline; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions. Must be member of Actors Equity Association.

Must have three or more years’ experience as professional Stage Manager, specifically: supervision and scheduling of professional actors and theatre employees in rehearsal and production run; effective management of a production budget; supervision and running of technical rehearsals.

Essential Skills, Knowledge, & Abilities:

Must be highly motivated and a self-starter. Excellent organizational, interpersonal,and managerial skills. PC computer skill, with a working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, and Adobe Photoshop. Must have valid US driver’s license.

Special Physical and Mental Requirements Equal Opportunity EmployerThe University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and welcomes all to apply regardless of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. We also encourage protected veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply.

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If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (919) 843-2300 or send an email to

Please note: The Office of Human Resources will not be able to provide specific updates regarding position or application status.


Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you find out about the position opening?
    • Employment Security Commission
    • UNC General Administration Job Board
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Job Fair
    • Journal of Blacks in Higher Education
    • Personal Referral
    • Society of Human Resources Mgmt (SHRM)
    • UNC Online Job Posting
    • Other
  2. * Describe your present knowledge of PlayMakers as performing arts organization. (Open Ended Question)
  3. * What tools do you currently use to facilitate the planning and execution of rehearsals? (Open Ended Question)


Required Documents

  1. Curriculum Vitae / Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References