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Position: Director of Marketing and Communications
Direct Reports: Associate Director of Marketing, Graphics Director, Database Administrator
Reports To: Managing Director
Classification: Full-Time, ExemptThe Invitation:
Long Wharf Theatre is about to embark on an unprecedented journey, where art and activism will live side-by-side. We are committed to building a boundary-breaking theatre with, for, and by the New Haven community. We are looking for an innovative and dynamic Director of Marketing & Communications to join our growing community, as we work in partnership to reimagine the experiment that is the American Theater.

The Overview:
The Director of Marketing & Communications will oversee the organization’s earned revenue generating activities. Reporting to and working closely with Managing Director Joshua Borenstein, the Director of Marketing & Communications will work to ensure that all campaigns, messaging, and materials fully represent the mission, vision, and values of Long Wharf Theatre. They will be the central hub of communication for all marketing matters, while facilitating marketing needs across all departments. Guided by the core pillars of artistic innovation, radical inclusion, and meaningful connection, the Director of Marketing & Communications will be a key member of the senior leadership team and serve as a thought-partner to both the Managing and Artistic Directors.

As the company enters a new era, the Director of Marketing & Communications will provide focused and strategic leadership that is grounded in rigor, curiosity, and joy. They will also be instrumental in supporting the theater’s work in all areas of inclusion and anti-racism; a nuanced understanding of this work with demonstrated leadership will be essential. Long Wharf Theatre is looking to build a boundary-breaking future and is seeking a dynamic marketing director to help make this a reality.

The Duties:
• To supervise all areas of daily departmental operations, including organization and management of personnel, Long Wharf Theatre’s marketing agency, and outside vendors necessary to execute the strategies and tactics to achieve Long Wharf Theatre’s earned income goals.

• To prepare annual goals and executable plans for earned income, coordinating the activities of all department staff members and Long Wharf Theatre’s marketing agency, assessing progress, ensuring timely execution of the campaign’s critical path with the ability to make and execute strategic adjustments as needed, while adhering to expense budgets.
• To prepare and manage expense budgets for subscription campaigns, single ticket campaigns, institutional marketing, and other related expenses.
• To create and implement the annual public relations plan for the theatre, including relationships and strategies for increased regional and national media coverage.
• To develop strategies and plans with the Director of Advancement to ensure necessary promotional support toward Long Wharf Theatre’s fundraising initiatives, including special events as well as donor cultivation, stewardship, and recognition and to work collaboratively to create a coordinated and seamless transition from theatre patron to donor.
• To provide strategic marketing and public relations support for all of our education and community partnership programs.
• To oversee and analyze regular market research of Long Wharf Theatre audience members to assess audience satisfaction, understand demographic and psychographic profiles, and hone tactics for increasing audience size and market footprint.
• To supervise and coach the Group Sales Coordinator to achieve revenue goals.
• To oversee the Box Office and Front of House team to ensure that the highest level of customer service is delivered during all moments of the patron experience.
• To represent Long Wharf Theatre as a public spokesperson to the press and as deemed appropriate by the Managing Director.
• To negotiate appropriate vendor contracts and media sponsorships.
• To interface with other Long Wharf Theatre departments as necessary to achieve the theatre’s overall goals and objectives.
• To engage in interdepartmental problem solving for both strategic planning and daily operations.

The Expertise Needed:
• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience
• Minimum of five years marketing experience, with increasing responsibilities over career.
• Strong written and verbal communications skills
• Strong public speaking skills
• Ability to prioritize work based on relative urgency and Long Wharf Theatre’s needs
• Ability to supervise and coach multiple staff members with varying levels of professional experience
• Ability to collaborate interdepartmentally
• Proven strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills
• Experience in interpreting statistical data

The Salary:
Salary range is $70k – $90k, plus benefits.

The Timeline:
Position is available immediately. To apply, please submit cover letter and resume to human.resources@longwharf.org with “Director of Marketing and Communications” in the subject line.

 


Job Title: Assistant Technical Director
Reports To: Technical Director
Supervises: Master Carpenter, Scenic Carpenters
FLSA Exemption Status: Nonexempt
Position Type: Full-Time, Annual
Compensation Level: 2
Range: $18.75/hr + OT
Regular Work Hours: 40 hours / week, Mon-Fri, 9:00am-5:30pm
Start Date: 7/29/19
Date Created/Last Updated: 6/19/19
Location: New Haven, CT

The Invitation
Long Wharf Theatre is about to embark on an unprecedented journey, where art and activism will live side-by-side. We are committed to building a boundary-breaking theatre with, for, and by the New Haven community. We are looking for a collaborative Assistant Technical Director to join our growing community, as we work in partnership to reimagine the experiment that is the American Theater.

We are committed to building a creative and dynamic work environment that celebrates individual differences and diversity and treats everyone with fairness and respect. We do not discriminate in practices or employment opportunities on the basis of an individual’s race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, veteran status, disability, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local regulations. We strongly encourage candidates of color to apply. EOE.

Essential Job Duties
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

• Create detailed construction drawings using AutoCAD
• Research and purchase materials/hardware for each production
• Maintain inventories of stock materials and scenery
• Lead Load-ins and Strike including running crews of over hire
• Perform work at height on ladders, scaffold, and aerial lifts
• Execute safe rigging practices
• Maintain a high level of execution and a safe work environment
• Assist in maintenance of equipment and production facilities
• Construct scenery by implementing industry standard wood and metal working techniques
• Transport scenery and equipment between theatre and offsite spaces
• To participate and cooperate in all training efforts as requested by Long Wharf Theatre
• To perform other reasonable duties as assigned by the Technical Director

Competencies
• AutoCAD 2014 or newer
• Office Suite 2010
• Proficient in standard theatrical construction techniques
• Fine Carpentry skills
• M.I.G. Welding
• Steel fabrication and machining
• Proficient in fixed grid rigging
• Experienced in designing counterweight rigging systems
• Pneumatic systems
• Comfortable driving up to a 26’ box truck
• Efficiency in running crews of various skill levels
• Strong verbal and written communication skills
• Ability to work with Long Wharf employees in a collegial manner
• Ability to work alone or on a team, as needs require
• Willingness to work safely

Administrative Responsibility
• Record expenses in purchasing system
• Order materials and other supplies that the shop might need
• Follow Long Wharf Theatres policies for timecard and time off request input
• Attend trainings in administrative and human resources procedures as required
• Attend safety trainings as required

Work Environment
• This position spends the majority of its time in an office environment
• During load-in and strike the ATD will be working in one of our two venues
• On occasion the ATD will work in the on-site 2670sqft Scene Shop or off-site Paint Space

Physical Demands
• Capable of spending long hours working in front of a computer
• Working at height on ladders, scaffolding, and Aerial Lifts
• Able to repeatedly lift 75lbs
• Ability to spend full workdays on their feet

Travel and Weekend Work
• Weekend calls during load-ins and strikes
• Works evenings during some build periods, load-ins and techs
• Occasional need to travel to pick up materials and/or equipment

Required Education and Experience
• Bachelors with a concentration in technical theater or three years professional experience in a scene shop.

Preferred Education and Experience
• Two years working as an ATD, draftsman, or scene shop purchaser for a regional theater
• M.F.A in Technical Production or similar

Additional Eligibility Qualifications
• Valid US Driver License in good standing
• Provable eligibility to work in the US

Other Duties
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

To apply, please submit cover letter and resume to human.resources@longwharf.org with “Assistant Technical Director” in the subject line.

 


Job Title: Sound & Lighting Technician
Reports To: Audio/Video Supervisor, Lighting Supervisor
Supervises: N/A
FLSA Exemption Status: Nonexempt
Position Type: Full-Time, Seasonal
Compensation Level: 1
Hourly Rate: $15/hr + OT
Regular Work Hours: 40 hours/week, Mon-Fri, 9:00am-5:30pm
Dates: September 09, 2019 – May 17, 2020
Date Created/Last Updated: 06/12/19
Location: New Haven, CT

Summary
Long Wharf Theatre (LWT) — a regional nonprofit theatre with a mission to create exceptional theatre that delights and provokes audiences and artists alike – is seeking a Sound & Lighting Technician for the 2019-2020 Season to assist in day-to-day departmental operations as well as load-ins, strikes, and operation of lighting and/or sound systems for rentals and events.

We are committed to building a creative and dynamic work environment that celebrates individual differences and diversity and treats everyone with fairness and respect. We do not discriminate in practices or employment opportunities on the basis of an individual’s race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, veteran status, disability, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local regulations. We strongly encourage candidates of color to apply. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. EOE.

Essential Job Duties
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• Quickly and independently setup, troubleshoot, and operate audio/video & lighting systems
• Assist Audio/Video Supervisor & Lighting Supervisor with show-prep/load-in/focus/strike calls
• Audio/video and lighting equipment maintenance and repair
• To participate and cooperate in all training efforts as requested by Long Wharf Theatre.
• To perform other reasonable duties as assigned by the Audio/Video Supervisor or Lighting Supervisor

Competencies
• Audio Proficiencies: Audio signal flow, Yamaha consoles, Dante networking, QLab, mixing live musical performances, wired & wireless Clear Com and microphone systems, CCTV & Video Playback, cable repair/construction, and understanding of audio plots and paperwork
• Lighting Proficiencies: Hang/focus/address conventional and LED lighting fixtures, program and operate ETC Ion, data networks and distribution, busking live performances, show control (MSC/OSC), conventional & LED tape/fixture repair, AC/DC/3-phase electrical theory, cable repair/construction, and understanding of lighting plots and paperwork
• General Proficiencies: Mac OS, Windows OS, basic computer networking
• Fundamental rigging techniques and safety
• Ability to work with Long Wharf employees and guest artists in a professional and collegial manner
• Ability to work alone or on a team, as needs require
• Strong written and verbal communications skills in English
• Self-motivated and well-organized
• Ability to perform many tasks in one day
• Must adhere to safe working practices
• Ability to learn web-based software required for the job and for administrative purposes
• Ability to use a computer for email, calendaring, spreadsheets, and word processing

Administrative Responsibility
• Submit timesheets to supervisor according to current requirements
• Attend trainings in administrative procedures as required
• Attend safety trainings as required

Work Environment
• This job operates in a multi-faceted work environment that includes a thrust theatre, flexible blackbox theatre, and office spaces

Physical Demands
• This is a physically active role that requires the ability to lift heavy objects, climb stairs, work at height on various elevation devices (Scissor lift, Scaffolding, Trestle/Extension/A-Frame Ladders) for prolonged periods of time, bend and stand for long periods of time as necessary
• Ability to lift at least 50 pounds on a regular basis, both on deck and at height

Travel and Weekend Work
• Occasional travel utilizing company vehicles for rental pickups and returns as needed
• This position requires weekend and evening work.

Required Education and Experience
• High School Diploma/GED
• 2 years professional experience

Preferred Education and Experience
• Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree

Additional Eligibility Qualifications
• Valid US Driver License in good standing subject to a motor vehicle record check
• Provable eligibility to work in the US

Other Duties
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

To apply, please submit cover letter and resume to human.resources@longwharf.org with “Sound and Lighting Technician” in the subject line.

 


Job Title: Master Carpenter
Reports To: Technical Director, Assistant Technical Director
Supervises: Scenic Carpenters
FLSA Exemption Status: Nonexempt
Position Type: Full-Time, Seasonal
Compensation Level: 2
Salary: $ 17.50/hr + OT
Regular Work Hours: 40 hours / week, Mon-Fri, 9:00am-5:30pm
Dates: August 12, 2019 – May 31, 2020
Date Created/Last Updated: 6/13/19
Location: New Haven, CT

Summary
Long Wharf Theatre (LWT) — a regional nonprofit theatre with a mission to create exceptional theatre that delights and provokes audiences and artists alike – is seeking a Master Carpenter.

We are committed to building a creative and dynamic work environment that celebrates individual differences and diversity and treats everyone with fairness and respect. We do not discriminate in practices or employment opportunities on the basis of an individual’s race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, veteran status, disability, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local regulations. We strongly encourage candidates of color to apply. EOE.

Essential Job Duties
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• Ensure all scenic pieces are built to the specifications of the drawings as provided by the TD team
• In consultation with the TD team, oversee the daily workflow of the shop floor
• Construct scenery by implementing industry standard wood and metal working techniques
• Assist in leading Load-ins and Strike, including LWT staff and overhire crews
• 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 using company van or box truck
• Maintain a high level of execution and a safe work environment
• Submit timesheets to supervisor according to current requirements
• To participate and cooperate in all training efforts as requested by Long Wharf Theatre
• To perform other reasonable duties as assigned by the Technical Director

Competencies
• Fluent in reading construction drawings
• Proficient in standard theatrical construction techniques
• Fine carpentry skills
• M.I.G Welding
• Steel Fabrication and machining
• Experience in fixed grid rigging
• Comfortable driving up to a 26′ box truck
• Ability to learn and implement new techniques
• Experience running crews of multiple skill levels
• Strong verbal communication skills
• Aptitude for repairing shop equipment
• Ability to work with Long Wharf employees and guest artists in a collegial manner
• Ability to work alone or on a team, as needs require
• Willingness to work safely

Administrative Responsibility
• Follow Long Wharf Theatres policies for timecard and time off request Input
• Attend trainings in administrative and human resources procedures as required
• Attend safety trainings as required

Work Environment
• The Master Carpenter works in an onsite 2670sqft. scene shop which is both heated and air conditioned

Physical Demands
• Able to repeatedly lift 75lbs
• Working at height on ladders, scaffolding, and aerial lifts
• Ability to spend full workdays on their feet

Travel and Weekend Work
• Weekend calls during load-ins and strikes
• Works evenings during some build periods, load-ins and techs
• Occasional need to travel to pick up materials and/or equipment

Required Education and Experience
• Bachelor degree in Technical Theatre or three years of professional experience in a scene shop

Preferred Education and Experience
• Three years working in the scene shop of a regional theater
• B.F.A. in technical theater or equivalent

Additional Eligibility Qualifications
• Valid US Driver License in good standing
• Provable eligibility to work in the US

Other Duties
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

To apply, please submit cover letter and resume to human.resources@longwharf.org with “Master Carpenter” in the subject line.

 


Job Title: Scenic Carpenter
Reports To: Technical Director, Assistant Technical Director, Master Carpenter
Supervises: N/A
FLSA Exemption Status: Nonexempt
Position Type: Full-Time, Seasonal
Compensation Level: 1
Salary: $ 15/hr + OT
Regular Work Hours: 40 hours / week, Mon-Fri, 9:00am-5:30pm
Dates: August 19, 2019 – May 17, 2020
Date Created/Last Updated: 6/13/19
Location: New Haven, CT

Summary
Long Wharf Theatre (LWT) — a regional nonprofit theatre with a mission to create exceptional theatre that delights and provokes audiences and artists alike – is seeking a Scenic Carpenter

We are committed to building a creative and dynamic work environment that celebrates individual differences and diversity and treats everyone with fairness and respect. We do not discriminate in practices or employment opportunities on the basis of an individual’s race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, veteran status, disability, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local regulations. We strongly encourage candidates of color to apply. EOE.

Essential Job Duties
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• Construct scenery using standard theatrical practices
• Maintain a clean and orderly workspace
• Achieve a high level of execution and a safe work environment.
• Participate in load ins and strikes of Long Wharf Theaters producing series and presented events
• Install scenery in an efficient and safe manner
• Perform work at height on ladders, scaffold, and aerial lifts
• Lead overhire crews during load ins and strikes
• Install and execute rigging in our two fixed grid spaces
• Back paint scenery as needed
• Transport scenery and equipment between theater and offsite paint space using provided box truck or van
• Purchase materials and hardware from local venders.
• To participate and cooperate in all training efforts as requested by Long Wharf Theatre
• To perform other reasonable duties as assigned by the Technical Director

Competencies
• Fluent in reading construction drawings
• Proficient in standard theatrical construction techniques
• M.I.G Welding
• Experience in fixed grid rigging
• Comfortable driving up to a 26′ box truck
• Ability to learn and implement new techniques
• Ability to work with Long Wharf employees in a collegial manner
• Ability to work alone or on a team, as needs require
• Willingness to work safely

Administrative Responsibility
• Follow Long Wharf Theatres policies for timecard and time off request Input
• Attend trainings in administrative and human resources procedures as required
• Attend safety trainings as required

Work Environment
• The Scenic Carpenter works in an onsite 2670sqft. scene shop which is both heated and air conditioned

Physical Demands
• Able to repeatedly lift 75lbs
• Working at height on ladders, scaffolding, and Arial Lift
• Ability to spend full workdays on their feet

Travel and Weekend Work
• Weekend calls during load-ins and strikes
• Works evenings during some build periods, load-ins and techs
• Occasional need to travel to pick up materials and/or equipment

Required Education and Experience
• High school diploma or GED
• One year of professional experience in a scene shop

Preferred Education and Experience
• One year working in the scene shop of a regional theater
• B.F.A. in technical theater or equivalent

Additional Eligibility Qualifications
• Valid US Driver License in good standing
• Provable eligibility to work in the US

Other Duties
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

To apply, please submit cover letter and resume to human.resources@longwharf.org with “Scenic Carpenter” in the subject line.

 


Job Title: Properties Carpenter
Reports To: Properties Manager
Supervises: N/A
FLSA Exemption Status: Nonexempt
Position Type: Full-Time, Seasonal
Compensation Level: 1
Salary: $ 15/hr + OT
Regular Work Hours: 40 hours / week, Mon-Fri, 9:00am-5:30pm
Dates: September 02, 2019 – May 17, 2020
Date Created/Last Updated: 6/12/19
Location: New Haven, CT

Summary
Long Wharf Theatre (LWT) — a regional nonprofit theatre with a mission to create exceptional theatre that delights and provokes audiences and artists alike – is seeking a Properties Carpenter for the 2019-2020 Season.

We are committed to building a creative and dynamic work environment that celebrates individual differences and diversity and treats everyone with fairness and respect. We do not discriminate in practices or employment opportunities on the basis of an individual’s race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, veteran status, disability, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local regulations. We strongly encourage candidates of color to apply. EOE.

Essential Job Duties
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• Work as a member of the Properties Department under the direct supervision of the Properties Manager and the Assistant Properties Manager
• Ability to research, create and build furniture, hand props, set dressing and prop mechanical devices necessary for all productions
• Participate in all load-in and strike of rehearsals and productions
• Assist in the maintenance of the prop shops and prop storage facilities as needed
• Maintain inventories of stock shop supplies and materials
• To participate and cooperate in all training efforts as requested by Long Wharf Theatre
• To perform other reasonable duties as assigned by the Properties Manager

Competencies
• Ability to work with Long Wharf employees in a collegial manner
• Ability to work alone or on a team, as needs require
• Metal working and Welding
• Woodworking and furniture repair
• Ability to read scale drawings and do light drafting
• Source materials and shopping
• Ability to drive a box truck and van
• Computer skills such as Photoshop and Windows
• Ability to use a computer for email, calendaring, spreadsheets, and word processing
• Strong written and verbal communications skills in English
• Self-motivated
• Well organized and able to maintain a clean and orderly workspace
• Proven strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills
• Ability to prioritize work based on relative urgency and Long Wharf Theatre’s needs
• Ability to collaborate interdepartmentally
• Ability to perform many tasks in one day
• Willingness to work safely

Administrative Responsibility
• Submit timesheets to supervisor according to current requirement
• Attend trainings in administrative and human resources procedures as required
• Attend safety trainings as required

Work Environment
• This job operates in a multi-faceted work environment. This role routinely uses power tools, standard office equipment and other machinery as assigned.

Physical Demands
• This is a physically active role that requires the ability to lift heavy objects, climb stairs with heavy objects, work at height on various elevation devices for prolonged periods of time, bend and stand for long periods of time as necessary.
• Ability to lift up to 75 pounds

Travel and Weekend Work
• Occasional local travel
• This position requires weekend and evening work

Required Education and Experience
• High School Diploma / GED
• Minimum of two years professional carpentry experience
• Background and understanding of theatre and the process

Preferred Education and Experience
• Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree

Additional Eligibility Qualifications
• Valid US Driver License in good standing
• Provable eligibility to work in the US

Other Duties
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

To apply, please submit cover letter and resume to human.resources@longwharf.org with “Properties Carpenter” in the subject line.

 


Job Title: Costume Shop Manager
Reports To: Co-Directors of Production
Supervises: Assistant Costume Shop Manager, Costume Design Assistant, Draper, Wardrobe Supervisor
FLSA Exemption Status: Overtime Exempt
Position Type: Full-Time, Annual
Compensation Level: 3
Salary Range: $850-$925/week, commensurate with experience
Regular Work Hours: 40+ hours/week, Mon-Fri, 9:00am-5:30pm
Start Date: 8/05/19
Date Created/Last Updated: 7/3/19
Location: New Haven, CT

The Invitation
Long Wharf Theatre is about to embark on an unprecedented journey, where art and activism will live side-by-side. We are committed to building a boundary-breaking theatre with, for, and by the New Haven community. We are looking for a visionary and collaborative Costume Shop Manager to join our growing community, as we work in partnership to reimagine the experiment that is the American Theater.

As the company enters a new era, the Costume Shop Manager will provide focused and strategic leadership that is grounded in rigor, curiosity and joy. The Costume Shop Manager will lead the costume shop staff to bring work to the stage that is excellent. They will also collaborate closely with designers from all over the country.

We are committed to building a creative and dynamic work environment that celebrates individual differences and diversity and treats everyone with fairness and respect. We do not discriminate in practices or employment opportunities on the basis of an individual’s race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, veteran status, disability, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local regulations. We strongly encourage candidates of color to apply. EOE.

Essential Job Duties
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

• To oversee all areas of the costume department and costume production
  – Hire and supervise all costume personnel
  – Creative collaboration with directors and costume designers on a per show basis
  – Coordinate and supervise fittings for each production
  – Support Designers on all show needs
  – Coordinate Costume needs of non-show projects
  – Active leadership and participation in the maintenance of costume shop and stock, including frequent re-stock of costume pieces and accessories, daily shop clean up, and periodic re-organization projects
• Develop and Maintain Costume Budgets
  – Collaborate with Co-Directors of Production on annual season Costume budgets
  – Manage budgets for all materials, supplies and labor
  – Management of credit card accounts and petty cash
• Supervise management and maintenance of costume stock and materials
• Oversee Costume Rentals
• Acknowledgement of donations made to costume shop
• Plan for future equipment or personnel needs of the costume shop
• Assist in construction of costumes as needed.
• To participate and cooperate in all training efforts as requested by Long Wharf Theatre.
• To perform other reasonable duties as assigned by the Co-Directors of Production.

Competencies
• Ability to work with Long Wharf employees and Guest Artists in a patient and collegial manner
• Knowledge and expertise of up-to-date costuming techniques
• Hand and machine sewing skills
• Proven Leadership ability
• Strong written and verbal communications skills in English
• Self-motivated
• Well organized
• Ability to prioritize work based on relative urgency and Long Wharf Theatre’s needs
• Ability to supervise and coach multiple staff members with varying levels of professional experience
• Ability to perform many tasks in one day
• Willingness to work safely
• Ability to work alone or on a team, as needs require
• Ability to use a computer for email, calendaring, spreadsheets, and word processing

Administrative Responsibility
• Review and approve timesheets and staff member paid time off according to current requirements
• Review and approve all department purchasing in a timely manner
• Regular monitoring of progress towards earned revenue goals
• Attend all rehearsals, production meetings and weekly department meetings as needed
• Attend trainings in administrative and human resources procedures as required
• Attend safety trainings as required

Work Environment
• This job operates in a multi-faceted work environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment as well as standard industry costume equipment.
• The Costume Shop and small storage space are on the second floor of the theatre building. The large storage space is located on the second floor of an adjacent building.

Physical Demands
• Must be able to carry 30lbs
• Must be able to stand for long periods of time.

Travel and Weekend Work
• Occasional travel required.
• This position requires occasional weekend and evening work.

Required Education and Experience
• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience
• Minimum of five years’ experience in theatrical costuming
• Knowledge and expertise of up-to-date costuming techniques
• Proven strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills
• Supervisory experience
• Computer literacy, especially in word processing, spreadsheets, and database programs.

Preferred Education and Experience
• 1-2 years of management experience in an Actor’s Equity affiliated costume shop.

Additional Eligibility Qualifications
• Valid US Driver License in good standing
• Provable eligibility to work in the US

Other Duties
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

To apply, please submit cover letter and resume to human.resources@longwharf.org with “Costume Shop Manager” in the subject line.

 


Job Title: Draper
Reports To: Costume Shop Manager
Supervises: N/A
FLSA Exemption Status: Nonexempt
Position Type: Full-Time, Seasonal
Compensation Level: 2
Salary Range: $20/hr + OT
Regular Work Hours: 40 hours/week, Mon-Fri, 9:00am-5:30pm
Dates: August 26, 2019 – May 17, 2020
Date Created/Last Updated: 6/17/19
Location: New Haven, CT

Summary
Long Wharf Theatre (LWT) — a regional nonprofit theatre with a mission to create exceptional theatre that delights and provokes audiences and artists alike – is seeking a Draper for our 2019-2020 season.

We are committed to building a creative and dynamic work environment that celebrates individual differences and diversity and treats everyone with fairness and respect. We do not discriminate in practices or employment opportunities on the basis of an individual’s race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, veteran status, disability, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local regulations. We strongly encourage candidates of color to apply. EOE.

Essential Job Duties
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

• Oversee the build of costumes for the shows in conjunction with the Costume Shop Manager and Designer.
– Interpret costume renderings and produce and cutting patterns for a 5-show season

  – Creative collaboration with directors and costume designers on a per show basis
  – Generate and fit mock-ups and existing garments in a thorough and efficient fashion
  – Attend fittings and technical rehearsals
  – Estimating yardage for built costumes
  – Create work lists and hand out projects to other assigned shop employees
  – Active participation in the maintenance of costume shop and stock, including frequent re-stock of costume pieces and accessories, daily shop clean up, and periodic re-organization projects
• To participate and cooperate in all training efforts as requested by Long Wharf Theatre .
• To perform other reasonable duties as assigned by the Costume Shop Manager.

Competencies
• Advanced cutting and draping skills
• Fabric dyeing and craft construction
• Hand and machine sewing skills
• Ability to work with Long Wharf employees and Guest Artists in a patient and collegial manner
• Proven Leadership ability
• Strong written and verbal communications skills in English
• Self-motivated
• Well organized
• Ability to prioritize work based on relative urgency and Long Wharf Theatre’s needs
• Ability to supervise and coach multiple staff members with varying levels of professional experience
• Ability to perform many tasks in one day
• Willingness to work safely
• Ability to work alone or on a team, as needs require

Administrative Responsibility
• Review and approve timesheets and staff member paid time off according to current requirements
• Attend trainings in administrative and human resources procedures as required
• Attend safety trainings as required

Work Environment
• This job operates in a multi-faceted work environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment as well as standard industry costume equipment.
• The Costume Shop and small storage space are on the second floor of the theatre building. The large storage space is located on the second floor of an adjacent building.

Physical Demands
• Must be able to carry 30lbs
• Must be able to stand for long periods of time.

Travel and Weekend Work
• Occasional travel required.
• This position requires occasional weekend and evening work.

Required Education and Experience
• Minimum of 3 years’ experience in theatrical costuming and draping
• Knowledge and expertise of up-to-date costuming techniques
• Proven strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills
• Computer literacy, especially in word processing, spreadsheets, and database programs.

Preferred Education and Experience
• 1-2 years of draping experience in an Actor’s Equity affiliated costume shop.

Additional Eligibility Qualifications
• Valid US Driver License in good standing
• Provable eligibility to work in the US

Other Duties
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

To apply, please submit cover letter and resume to human.resources@longwharf.org with “Draper” in the subject line.

 


Job Title: Audio/Video Engineer
Reports To: Audio/Video Supervisor
Supervises: N/A
FLSA Exemption Status: Nonexempt
Position Type: Full-Time, Seasonal
Compensation Level: 1
Hourly Rate: $15/hr + OT
Regular Work Hours: 40 hours/week, Tue-Sun, Hours Vary
Dates: September 16, 2019 – May 31, 2020
Date Created/Last Updated: 06/11/19
Location: New Haven, CT

Summary
Long Wharf Theatre (LWT) — a regional nonprofit theatre with a mission to create exceptional theatre that delights and provokes audiences and artists alike – is seeking an Audio/Video Engineer for the 2019-2020 Season to run Audio and Video Playback for all shows and events in its two theatres.

We are committed to building a creative and dynamic work environment that celebrates individual differences and diversity and treats everyone with fairness and respect. We do not discriminate in practices or employment opportunities on the basis of an individual’s race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, veteran status, disability, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local regulations. We strongly encourage candidates of color to apply. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. EOE.

Essential Job Duties
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• Quickly and independently setup, troubleshoot, and operate audio/video systems
• Program and Operate QLab during technical rehearsals and performances
• Assist A/V Supervisor with plot preparation, load-ins and strikes, and equipment maintenance
• To participate and cooperate in all training efforts as requested by Long Wharf Theatre
• To perform other reasonable duties as assigned by the Audio/Video Supervisor

Competencies
• Audio signal flow, Yamaha consoles, Dante networking, QLab, mixing live musical performances, wired & wireless Clear Com and microphone systems, CCTV & Video Playback, cable repair/construction, and understanding of audio plots and paperwork
• Capable of setting up mix positions, orchestras/bands, wired and wireless intercom, and wired and wireless microphone systems
• Requires understanding of the following: Mac OS, Windows, QLab, MSC, OSC, and computer networking
• Fundamental rigging techniques and safety
• Ability to work with Long Wharf employees in a collegial manner
• Ability to work alone or on a team, as needs require
• Strong written and verbal communications skills in English
• Self-motivated and well organized
• Ability to perform many tasks in one day
• Must adhere to safe working practices
• Ability to learn web-based software required for the job and for administrative purposes
• Ability to use a computer for email, calendaring, spreadsheets, and word processing

Administrative Responsibility
• Submit timesheets to supervisor according to current requirements
• Attend trainings in administrative procedures as required
• Attend safety trainings as required

Work Environment
• This job operates in a multi-faceted work environment that includes a thrust theater, flexible blackbox theater, and office spaces

Physical Demands
• This is a physically active role that requires the ability to lift heavy objects, climb stairs, work at height on various elevation devices (Scissor lift, scaffolding, trestle/extension/a-frame ladders) for prolonged periods of time, bend and stand for long periods of time as necessary.
• Ability to lift at least 50 pounds on a regular basis, both on deck and at height

Travel and Weekend Work
• Occasional travel utilizing company vehicles for rental pickups and returns as needed
• This position requires regular weekend and evening work

Required Education and Experience
• High School Diploma/GED
• 2 years professional experience, mixing live performances

Preferred Education and Experience
• Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree

Additional Eligibility Qualifications
• Valid US Driver License in good standing subject to a motor vehicle record check
• Provable eligibility to work in the US

Other Duties
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

To apply, please submit cover letter and resume to human.resources@longwharf.org with “Audio/Video Engineer” in the subject line.