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From time to time, Long Wharf Theatre will announce employment opportunities for experienced theatre professionals.

To apply for any of the listed positions, please prepare a cover letter and resume and submit them by mail, fax, or e-mail to:

Long Wharf Theatre
Attn: Human Resources
222 Sargent Drive
New Haven, CT 06511
e-mail:  
human.resources@longwharf.org
fax:  203-776-2287

 

PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

PROPERTIES MANAGER
Classifications: Seasonal, Full-Time, Exempt
Reports to: Director of Production (DOP)
Direct Reports: Assistant Properties Manager, Properties Carpenter, Properties Runner, Properties Artisan, and Properties Overhire

Long Wharf Theatre (LWT), an Equal Opportunity Employer, seeks applicants for Properties Manager. You will be responsible for the build and/or acquisition of properties and weaponry; supervise the properties staff and overhire for the build and run; collaborate with directors and designers to ensure that the artistic vision of each production remains within the available resources of time, budget, personnel, and LWT’s mission, vision, and values.

Duties and Responsibilities (including, but not limited to):

  • Collaborate with Scenic Designers and Directors in the research, acquisition, and creation of properties and weaponry for productions
  • Handle the budget for the build and maintenance of scenic props, hand props, and set dressing
  • Schedule shopping and build process for each production and non-show projects
  • Respond to daily rehearsal and show reports as needed.
  • Assemble, prepare, and deliver rehearsal and/or show props to designated rehearsal spaces daily during the rehearsal process.
  • Attend all technical rehearsals, production meetings, and weekly production department meetings.
  • Coordinate load-in and strikes with other departments
  • Implement safety standards and preventative maintenance projects.
  • Hire and Supervise all properties personnel
  • Additional duties as assigned by the DOP
  • Develop and Maintain Properties Budgets in collaboration with DOP for all materials, perishables, and labor
  • Management of credit card accounts and petty cash.
  • Manage storage and inventory of all tools, equipment, and stock
  • Plan for future equipment or personnel needs


Job Qualifications:
Bachelor’s Degree in Technical Theatre or equivalent experience in props at a LORT Theatre; excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to lift 50 pounds; a valid driver’s license required with a clean driving record (subject to a background check); knowledge and expertise of up-to-date properties techniques including stage firearms and weaponry. You have the ability to understand the work and needs of the department, anticipate potential problems and propose timely solutions. Job requires high standards, a strong sense of responsibility, and working nights and weekends ability to operate well under pressure, with a positive and dedicated problem-solving attitude; to represent LWT in a professional manner; ability to manage, supervise, and motivate staff. We value a safe, positive, and productive team-oriented work environment. Salary +benefits. Dates: July 10, 2017 – May 20, 2018 with possible extension. Send letter, resume, and references to: Attn: Human Resources, 222 Sargent Drive, New Haven, CT, FAX (203) 776-2287, Email: human.resources@longwharf.org. EOE.

 


 

SCENIC CARPENTER
Classifications: Seasonal, Full-Time, Exempt
Reports to: Technical Director (TD)

Long Wharf Theatre (LWT), an Equal Opportunity Employer, seeks applicants for Scenic Carpenter. You will work with the Master Carpenter and other scenic carpenters to construct scenery for all LWT productions. Applicants should possess a strong theatrical carpentry background, including the ability to build from construction drawings.

Duties and Responsibilities (including, but not limited to):

  • Construct scenery by implementing industry standard wood and metal working techniques.
  • Participate in Load-ins and Strike
  • Execute safe rigging practices
  • Assist in maintenance of equipment and production facilities
  • Lead crews of overhire during load-ins and strikes
  • Perform work at height on ladders, scaffold, and aerial lifts.
  • Transport scenery and equipment between theatre and offsite spaces.
  • Maintain a high level of execution and a safe work environment


Job Qualifications:
Three years of professional experience as a scenic carpenter is desired, but all qualified applicants will be considered. 

You should have excellent verbal communication skills; ability to lift 75 pounds; a valid driver’s license required with a clean driving record (subject to a background check).  

This job requires high standards, a strong sense of responsibility, and working nights and weekends.  You should possess the ability to operate well under pressure, with a positive and dedicated problem-solving attitude. We value safe, positive, productive, and team-oriented employees. 

Hourly/OT + Benefits. Dates: July 31, 2017 – April 29, 2018 with possible extension. Send letter, resume, and references to: Attn: Human Resources, 222 Sargent Drive, New Haven, CT, FAX (203) 776-2287, Email: human.resources@longwharf.org. EOE.


 

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT
Long Wharf Theatre seeks an energetic and resourceful individual to work with its artistic and managing directors.  Responsibilities include facilitating communication within the artistic department, correspondence, phones, filing, and other administrative duties.  The ideal candidate will have previous administrative experience, be highly organized, and possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills.  Knowledge of Microsoft Office is required.  A bachelor’s degree and a background in theatre are preferred.  Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and references to Human Resources, Long Wharf Theatre, 222 Sargent Drive, New Haven, CT, 06511.  Fax:  (203) 776-2287.  Email:  human.resources@longwharf.org . EOE.

 


 

BOX OFFICE SUPERVISOR
Long Wharf Theatre seeks dependable, enthusiastic applicants for part-time, day/evening/weekend positions in the box office. Somewhat open/flexible availability preferred. Candidates should have excellent customer service skills as well as good computer skills. Retail or customer service experience preferred (box office experience not required). A passion for live theatre or the performing arts is a must. Please send resume and cover letter to human.resources@longwharf.org. or fax to 203-776-2287. EOE.


 


 

Human Resources, Long Wharf Theatre, 222 Sargent Drive, New Haven, CT, 06511, Fax: 203.776.2287, Email: human.resources@longwharf.org. EOE.

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