Currently Seeking: 2019 Colorado Shakespeare Festival Production Positions

CSF Production Positions – 2019 Season

All applications due by Feb. 1, 2019. To apply, please submit cover letter, resume with references to CSF Production Manager Jon Dunkle at j.dunkle@colorado.edu.

No phone calls, please.

The Colorado Shakespeare Festival, a professional theatre company in association with the University of Colorado Boulder, is accepting applications for production staff positions—see below for details and specifics of each position. In general all positions are seasonal non-exempt paid hourly. Housing is available at a weekly rate paid by employee—CSF will arrange accommodations with each employee prior to the start of the season.

Looking for an internship instead? Please see our CSF production internship page.

Assistant Technical Director (2 positions)

Term of Employment: Onsite May 14-Aug. 18 (prep starting in March/April remotely)

Duties

  • Each ATD will work in collaboration with the Technical Director on 2 shows including scene shop operations, planning, build, load-in, repertory changeovers and maintenance of scenery/props throughout the season.
  • Creation of all scenic shop drawings under the guidance of the Technical Director.
  • Consult with Technical Director on supervising build, installation, rigging, and strike of sets, safety training and oversight, maintenance of shop and its equipment.
  • Direct and instruct production crew and interns on theatrical skills.
  • Perform skilled carpentry work through the use of a variety of materials related to the construction of theatrical scenery as needed.

Requirements

  • Professional experience is required.
  • Strong AutoCAD proficiency to produce clear working drawings for shop staff.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in stage carpentry, welding, rigging, set electrics and safety.
  • The ideal candidate will have strong collaboration, communication and technical skills and be able to maintain high quality/standards and safe and supportive work environment while working on tight time line.
  • Teaching/mentoring experience.
  • Valid driver’s license and ability to drive a 26’ box truck.
  • Teaching/mentoring experience is helpful.

Staff Carpenter (multiple positions)

Term of Employment: May 14-July 20

Duties

  • Responsible for performing skilled carpentry work through the use of a variety of materials related to the construction of theatrical scenery.
  • Assist with the planning, layout, construction, and installation of scenic projects while working closely with the technical directors to ensure that the scenic elements of the productions are completed with an emphasis on quality, safety.

Assist as needed across departmental lines as designated by Production Manager.

Requirements

  • Professional experience is required.
  • Strong carpentry skills in both wood and steel construction.
  • Rigging experience is desired.
  • The ideal candidate will have strong collaboration, communication and technical skills and be able to maintain high quality/standards and safe and supportive work environment while working on tight time line.

Scenic Artist

Term of Employment: May 16-July 20

Duties

  • Assist Charge Artist in painting of 4 shows.
  • Ability to work quickly, independently and supervise a small work crew of varying levels of experience.
  • Assist as needed across departmental lines as designated by Production Manager.

Requirements

  • Professional experience is required.
  • Artistic sensibility and sensitivity, as well as strong collaborative skills.
  • The ideal candidate will have strong collaboration, communication and technical skills and be able to maintain high quality/standards and safe and supportive work environment while working on tight time line.
  • Teaching/mentoring experience is helpful.

Props Artisan

Term of Employment: May 16-July 20

Duties

  • Assist Props Supervisor in building, modifying, procuring all props in the 4 show season.
  • Standard props construction skills (crafts, carpentry, sewing, upholstery).
  • Experience faux painting props, working with a wide variety of materials.
  • Experience with arms and armor, including construction, repair and proper maintenance.
  • Sculpting, casting, and advanced carpentry is helpful.
  • Assist as needed across departmental lines as designated by Production Manager.

Requirements

  • Professional experience is required.
  • Artistic sensibility and sensitivity, as well as strong collaborative skills.
  • The ideal candidate will have strong collaboration, communication and technical skills and be able to maintain high quality/standards and safe and supportive work environment while working on tight time line.
  • Teaching/mentoring experience is helpful.

Master Electrician / Light Board Operator

Term of Employment: May 14-Aug. 18

Duties

  • Oversee electrics install, maintenance and repair of equipment as needed.
  • Work with the Production Manager and Festival M.E. to ensure deadlines are met within budget and time constraints.
  • Instruct electrics crew in show operation, board operation.
  • Run light board during all performances.
  • Assist as needed across departmental lines as designated by Production Manager.

Requirements

  • Professional experience is required.
  • CAD/ Vectorworks proficiency.
  • Strong communication and leadership skills.
  • The ideal candidate will have strong collaboration, communication and technical skills and be able to maintain high quality/standards and safe and supportive work environment while working on tight time line.
  • Teaching/mentoring experience is helpful.

Audio / Video Technician

Term of Employment May 14-Aug. 18

Duties

  • Installation, maintenance & repair of equipment, including all radios and headset systems, microphones and speakers, projectors, video monitors, switching, routing, and playback systems for indoor proscenium theatre.
  • Work with the Production Manager and Technical Director to ensure deadlines are met within budget and time constraints.
  • Assist as needed in programming of audio and video playback systems.
  • Operate audio and video playback systems for every performance.
  • Assist as needed across departmental lines as designated by Production Manager.

Requirements

  •  Professional experience is required.
  • Strong technical knowledge of moderately sized audio and video systems, including installation, system programming, operation, troubleshooting, basic repair.
  • Strong communication and leadership skills.
  • The ideal candidate will have strong collaboration, communication and technical skills and be able to maintain high quality/standards and safe and supportive work environment while working on tight time line.
  • Teaching/mentoring experience is helpful.

Audio Engineer / Technician

Term of Employment: May 14-Aug. 18

Duties

  • Installation, maintenance & repair of equipment, including all radios and headset systems (Both wired and wireless), speakers, and monitor systems for outdoor amphitheater.
  • Work with the Production Manager and Technical Director to ensure deadlines are met within budget and time constraints.
  • Front of house mix engineer for all every performance.
  • Instruct sound crew in show operation.
  • Assist as needed across departmental lines as designated by Production Manager.

Requirements

  • Professional experience is required.
  • Strong communication and leadership skills.
  • The ideal candidate will have strong collaboration, communication and technical skills and be able to maintain high quality/standards and safe and supportive work environment while working on tight time line.
  • Teaching/mentoring experience is helpful.

All applications due by Feb. 1, 2019. To apply, please submit cover letter, resume with references to CSF Production Manager Jon Dunkle at j.dunkle@colorado.edu.

No phone calls, please.