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Zombies - (posted 8/19/14 by Huff Entertainment on behalf of Ho-Chunk Casino)

We are looking for two to three people to be Zombies for a promotion on 10/31 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. We would like you to arrive at 3:45 p.m. in full dress and make up. You will be wondering the casino floor (acting like a Zombie) with photo ops.

This is a paid gig -

If interested in learning more, please contact Amy @ arobeck@brainerd.net or 218-330-5750

Group Sales Employee (Wisconsin Dells) - (posted 8/4/14 by Palace Theater)

Palace Theater, LLC, a professional dinner theater located in Wisconsin Dells, WI, is seeking a highly motivated, proactive self-starter for Group Sales who is able to provide exceptional customer service. Professional appearance and demeanor are essential to the position, as is the ability to work in a diverse and fast paced environment. Reporting to the Group Sales Manager, the Group Sales Attendant is responsible for assisting with all aspects of group sales, reporting, tracking and directly managing an individual portfolio of accounts.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
• Meet and exceed organization goals for group sales
• Identify and develop new customers
• Increase the level of business from current Group patrons
• Coordinate closely with Group Sales Manager to take full advantage of sales synergies

Qualifications:
• Prefer experience in previous relevant sales, marketing or fundraising
• Exceptional customer service and outstanding interpersonal skills
• A lively, focused, and well-spoken phone voice
• Knowledgeable and enthusiastic about promoting theatre and the arts
• Must be able to deal with change quickly and effectively
• Strong communication and interpersonal skills – able to work individually, as part of a larger team and with the theater’s patrons

Hours of Work:
20+ hours/week. Most work hours will take place in the morning and afternoon at this time. Hours will change in the near future.

Interested individuals please send a cover letter and resume to barb@dellspalace.com. Please include references.

Box Office Employee (Wisconsin Dells) - (posted 8/4/14 by Palace Theater)

Palace Theater, LLC, a professional dinner theater located in fabulous Wisconsin Dells, WI, is seeking a highly motivated, proactive self-starter who is able to provide exceptional customer service. Professional appearance and demeanor are essential to the position, as is the ability to work in a diverse and fast paced environment. Reporting to the Box Office Manager, the Box Office Attendant is responsible for assisting with all aspects of ticket sales, reporting and box office management.

Hours of Work: approximately 20+ hours/week. Most work hours will take place in the morning and afternoon at this time. Hours will change in the near future.

Responsibilities:
* Sell tickets at the box office and over the phone and process online orders
* Maintain accurate box office sales records and inventory
* Successfully complete all box office transactions
* Prepare box office reports as required for the Box Office Manager

Qualifications:
* Prefer experience in a box office setting
* Exceptional customer service and outstanding interpersonal skills
* Excellent computer skills and an ability and desire to learn a new ticketing system
* Familiarity with ticketing software
* Cash handling & credit card and debit card processing experience
* Ability to problem solve under pressure
* Database management & research is an asset
* Ability to work in a team environment

Interested individuals please send a cover letter and resume to barb@dellspalace.com. Please include references.

Event Technicians - (posted 8/1/14 by Madison College Performing Arts)

Event Technicians support meetings and special events at Madison College. Our department schedules, plans, and supports over 15,000 meetings and events in seven buildings on four different campuses. We are looking for people who conduct themselves in a professional manner, have good people skills, and have technical abilities in sound, lighting, a/v support and have an eye for aesthetics. This is a very physical job that requires all motor skills to lift 75 pounds, walk long distances, and climb vertical ladders. Computer skills in Office products and the ability to use our scheduling software (25Live) is a big plus. Duties include setting room layouts (moving tables, chairs, lecterns, staging sections), operating computers, projectors, sound systems, and occasionally lighting. Event Technicians are often used to support events in the Mitby Theater where knowledge of theatrical lighting, sound, rigging, stage carpentry is a benefit.
The position pays $14 per hour and candidates can not be current full time students at Madison College. Work schedules are determined by the calendar of events, but we can start as early at 7 am and end as late as 1 am seven days a week. These positions can work up to 30 hours per week or there may be weeks where there is no work at all. However, we can only work a person up to 510 hours in a calendar year (average 10 hours per week).
This position is great for anyone between jobs, or someone with a part time job who is looking to fill other hours. We can schedule around other commitments as needed.
If you are interested, please send a resume to Corey (dhelser(at)madisoncollege(dot)edu)

Irish Dance Instructor - (posted 7/23/14 by Schauer Arts & Activities Center)

Position available within the Schauer School of Dance to join our growing, non-competitive (recreational) Irish Dance program. Applicants should be competing at the Preliminary Championship level or higher and have at least two years experience teaching other students. Ideal candidate will be someone who wants to use their skills and passion for Irish Dance to educate the next generation about Irish culture. Position will instruct ages 5-18 in the fundamentals of Irish dance, including: basics (line, turn-out, timing, posture), ceili forms, showmanship, and honor for your peers/ instructors. Send resume and/or portfolio describing dance experience as well as a summary of two significant accomplishments (min. of one example related to progression through Irish dance) to Classes@SchauerCenter.org.

Dance Instructors Needed! - (posted 7/21/14 by Synergy Dance Academy)

Synergy Dance Academy is looking for talented dance instructors to join our dedicated team of dance instructors. We are looking for the following to begin our Fall Session starting September 2:

An Advanced Jazz instructor to teach ages 13+ on Wednesday evenings (8:00-9:30). Qualified applicants should have a strong technical base as well as experience staging a large group of (20+) dancers.

A Hip Hop instructor for Wednesday evenings (6:30-7:30) for ages 11-13.

A Jazz Instructor for Wednesday evenings (5:30-6:30) for ages 11-12.

A Contemporary Instructor to teach ages 9 and up. Times and days are flexible.

We are also looking for an individual who is qualified in working with our 3 competitive dance teams (ages 7-17). All of our pieces for the year have been set except our Senior Lyrical Dance. We are in need of a choreographer for this piece. Qualified applicants will be expected to run Productions, Lines, Small Groups in Jazz, Contemporary, Hip Hop and Lyrical. Attending conventions and competitions is a requirement.

Please contact Kari Fisher via email kfisher78@charter.net with resume and availability.

Pianist/Accompanist - (posted 6/5/14 by Bay Players)

Bay Players is looking for a pianist for their 2015 Spring musical, "Baby". This is a paid position. For details, contact director Ray Bradford at raydirector@netzero.com

Follow Spot Operators - (posted 5/14/14 by Palace Theater, LLC)

Palace Theater, LLC, a professional dinner theatre located in Wisconsin Dells, WI, seeks individuals to join the Technical Crew as Follow Spot Operators. This position is responsible for various duties and reports to the Technical Director.

Responsibilities include: operation of follow spots during performances and rehearsals; assist Master Electrician with hanging and focusing of lighting instruments; assist with load-in/load-out; attend technical meetings as required by Technical Director; miscellaneous duties as assigned by Technical Director and/or Master Electrician.

Ideal candidate will possess adequate experience in technical theatre; specifically the operation of follow spots, possess strong interpersonal, organizational and communication skills, as well as the ability to follow directions and verbal cues given by Stage Manager during rehearsals and performances.

Interested individuals please email a cover letter and resume to derek@dellspalace.com

Stage Hands - (posted 5/14/14 by Palace Theater, LLC)

Palace Theater, LLC, a professional dinner theatre located in Wisconsin Dells, WI, seeks individuals to join the Technical Crew as Stagehands. This position is responsible for various duties and reports to the Stage Manager.

Responsibilities include: movement of scenery and props during performances and rehearsals; assist with maintenance of scenery and props; assist with load-in/load-out; attend technical meetings as required by Technical Director; miscellaneous duties as assigned by Technical Director and/or Stage Manager.

Ideal candidate will possess adequate experience in technical theatre; specifically as a stagehand, possess strong interpersonal, organizational and communication skills, as well as the ability to follow directions and verbal cues given by Stage Manager during rehearsals and performances.

Interested individuals please email a cover letter and resume to derek@dellspalace.com

Voice Instructor - (posted 5/5/14 by Forte Studios)

Forte Studios is seeking a high energy, kid friendly voice teacher for our 2014-2015 season. If you have previous experience, can teach styles that include musical theater, jazz, pop, country and rock, this may be perfect for you. Must be hard working and reliable...pay is competitive and based on experience. If this sounds appealing, send us your résumé, bio or any videos you may have. We are a unique studio that offers voice, dance and acting all under one roof.

Musical Choreographer - (posted 5/4/14 by Beaver Dam High School)

Beaver Dam High School Drama is seeking a Musical Choreographer for their 2014 fall production. We are looking for a confident and dynamic individual who has theatre choreography experience and can communicate effectively with both teenagers and adults. This is a two-month commitment starting in early September and ending in early November. The responsibilities will include: collaborating with the director to develop a vision for the dancing in the show; creating, teaching and evaluating dance auditions, creating all dance numbers and intricate movement within the show; teaching the cast members the dances/movement; and working with the staff in the final rehearsals to prepare students for the production. Production dates are November 6-9, 2014 and audition dates are September 9 and 10, 2014. If you would like more information about the BDHS Drama program and/or the choreography position, please contact Director Jena Berg at bergj@bdusd.org or at 920-885-7520, ext. 2146.

Ballroom Dance Instructor - (posted 4/29/14 by Schauer Arts & Activities Center)

Ballroom Dance Instructor position available within the Schauer School of Dance! Inspire others and advance the arts in this position! Candidate should have experience teaching youth and adults, academic and/or professional expertise in ballroom and proficiency in other styles welcome. Instructor must have knowledge of proper terminology, techniques in both dance form and teaching skills. Ideal candidate will posess an enthusiasm for dance and the arts and will be available to teach evenings for Beginner through Advanced levels. Additional classes may be available. Send resume and cover letter to Classes@SchauerCenter.org.

Ballroom dance instructor - (posted 3/22/14 by Arthur Murray Dance Center)

Join the world's largest social dance studio and make a career out of your passion. We are looking to immediately fill 2-4 full time positions. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY. We will gladly train the right individual.
Full time position is Mondays through Friday 1-10 pm.
All types of social dance. Tango, Salsa, Merengue, Swing, etc.

Check out arthurmurraymadison.com and give us a call to set up an interview and get your career started today.

608-278-1411 Madison West
608-318-1833 Madison East (Sun Prairie)

Dance Instructors - (posted 3/12/14 by Stoughton Center for the Performing Arts)

Stoughton Center For The Performing Arts is currently seeking dance instructors to join our dedicated and dynamic faculty. Our BRAND NEW facility is located on the north side of Stoughton, just a short 20 minute drive from Madison. Looking for dedicated, responsible, energetic, and knowledgeable individuals to fill multiple positions, so the ability to teach beginners all the way to the pre-professional level is a plus, but not required. Must have previous teaching experience. Must have experience in Ballet, Jazz, and Tap... Lyrical, Contemporary/Modern, and Hip Hop are a plus as well. There is also potential for advanced instructors to choreograph for our award winning dance companies and multiple performances throughout the season. Check out our website, www.stoughtonperformingarts.com. Send your resume today to gittonbrandy@hotmail.com.

Ballroom Instructor - (posted 2/26/14 by Dance Now! Dance Studios, LLC)

Seeking ballroom instructor to teach one evening a week. Day of week is flexible. Must be knowledgeable in all genres of ballroom dance to include; Fox Trot, Waltz, Rumba, Merengue, Swing and Salsa. Must be able to teach groups and privates. Pay is commensurate with experience and mileage is available as well for those traveling more than 30 miles to the studio. If interested email resume to dancenowstudios@att.net. Position will begin June 2014 and run continuously.

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Alternative Compensation Opportunities!

Actors/Actress - (posted 8/14/14 by Independent Film)

I'm currently looking for three actors to play in my short horror film. I need two male actors and one female actress. You need to be available August 29, 30 and 31st (Friday, Saturday and Sunday).

Short Film Plot: Three Friends go to away for a swim in the woods. One friend comes across a mysterious and supernatural stone that turns him into a murderer.

Character Descriptions:

Rob (Protagonist)
HAIR: Brown or Blonde
HAIR LENGTH: Short
HEIGHT: 5'7"-5'9"
BODY TYPE: Between Ectomorph to Mesomorph
AGE: 21-25


Angie (Protagonist Then Antagonist)
HAIR: Blonde or Brown
HAIR LENGTH: Shoulder-length Hair
HEIGHT: 5'7"-5"8"
BODY TYPE: Ectomorph to Mesomorph
AGE: 21-25

Zach (Antagonist)
HAIR: Black or Brown
HAIR LENGTH: Short
HEIGHT: 5'7"-5'9"
AGE: 21-25

If you are interested in being in this horror film, message me right away at ZombieBunnyGirl13@gmail.com and I will send you a script.

Light Designer - (posted 7/28/14 by Artists for the Al)

Artists for the Al is a non-profit theatre group that is doing a show in September at the historic Al Ringling Theatre. All proceeds go to the theatre. We are in desperate need of a light designer to work under our set designer. Strong electrical skills are required. We may be able to pay a little but we are trying to get as much money for the theatre as possible. We are doing an original production called Fishwrap about a small local newspaper. You won't get rich in this job but it would be great exposure.

Technical Director - (posted 5/13/14 by StageQ)

StageQ is looking for a Technical Director to join their artistic team! Have you always wanted to work at The Bartell theatre? Do you have experience in all areas of technical theater? Are you looking for an exciting group of individuals to create art with?

Job Description:

1) Operates, maintains and safeguards the technical assets of the theatre, including supervising the use of lighting, sound, communications equipment, and the use and maintenance of stage facilities.

2) Determines the necessary technical supports, such as lighting, sound, staging, and special needs, necessary for events and performances presented at the facility in advance of production dates.

3) Assists guest designers and arts with technical matters.

4) Advises production managers, lighting and sound designers, on the technical specifications, costs and usage of technical equipment required for the individual show, and supervises the implementations of approved technical designs.

5) Supervises and assists with set and stage construction (when needed) and management.


6) Orients facility renters and visiting productions to safety, technical characteristics and other areas of facility operations; facilitates the use of the technical facilities by the resident company and others engaged by or renting the facility.


7) Attends technical Week rehearsals, in order to supervise and assist in the technical aspects of the mounting the show.

8) Makes recommendations to the Bartell Tech Committee regarding capital purchases of technical equipment. Attends monthly tech meetings.

*** Because a TD may be called upon to deal with a wide range of technical issues, he or she benefits from a working knowledge of techniques, methods and procedures of theatre, dance, and music productions and presentations including stage, set, sound and lighting design and implementation; stage management; computerized lighting systems; stage carpentry; appropriate safety precautions and procedures.

*** We also look for an ability to analyze and evaluate the need for technical support for various events and performances.

*** We do 4 shows a season. The right person would need to be able to attend tech week, design meetings and Bartell meetings. Hours vary depending on production. 20 hours a week when we are in tech (only 4 times a season). 1-7 hours a month when we are not in production.

*** This is a volunteer experience . We will train the right person.

*** Mission Statement of StageQ- Our vision for StageQ, Inc.™ is simple: a community theater company that creates exhilarating, entertaining, challenging queer theater, and that builds community and encourages positive social change in the process. We envision a company in which all of us are valued and respected, and in which the rich tapestry of our histories and communities is apparent. And above all, a company in which we have fun creating our work, in which a spirit of playfulness is intertwined with our passion for theater.

If you are interested please send your resume to artisticdirector@stageq.com

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Seeking jobs or internships

Stage Manager/Director - (posted 7/2/14)

I am a Madison-area resident and avid thespian looking for opportunities to work with some great theatre companies this fall. I have six years experience directing youth theatre, and have assistant stage managed multiple productions within this year - both youth theatre and adult productions. I would love to work in any position to help make your theatre group grow and put on great productions.

Currently, I am in school for theatre production and would love to expand my horizons while working on different productions.

I am able to start work this fall, after October 6th.

Contact me, Isabella, by email isaleigh33@gmail.com if you'd be interested in taking me in to help your theatre group! I have resumes and references if you'd like more information.

Lover of Theatre Seeks Opportunity - (posted 6/21/14)

Hi, my name is Mary, I am 29, and I will be moving to Madison this coming August. I have a BS degree in Theatre Arts, majoring in Performance and minoring in Design/Tech from UW-LaCrosse. I recently worked for several years for a non-profit theatre in Sedona, Arizona where I was a jack of all trades.

I love being on stage and some of my favorite roles that I have played include; Corie in Barefoot in the Park, Viola in Twelfth Night, and Alison in Embraceable Me. I have worked as a stage manager, an usher, and assistant technical director; also logging in volunteer hours painting sets and distributing flyers.

I am quick learner, work well with others, and I possess excellent memorization skills.

I would love to be a part of the theatre world in Madison, so if you think there is a place for me in your show or behind the scenes, please contact me for more details as well as a headshot and resume!

Thanks so much!

Mary Elizabeth
proudmaryis@gmail.com

Established Costume Desginer - (posted 2/28/14)

Established costume designer, living in the Madison area, available for 2014-2015 season shows. Graduated of UW-Green Bay, where I studied theatre performance and design, and humbly received recognition from the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. I specialize in modern and fantasy design, and always looking to explore new genres. Working closely with seamstresses and costume crew is a passion of mine. It's amazing to see what a group of dedicated people can create!

Currently holding residency for UW-Rock County theatre in Janesville, WI, I'm also looking to branch into the Madison market. I have resume, portfolios, pictures upon request, as well as currently working on a website.

I'm goofy and energetic and sometimes very random. Theatre should be fun! So I'd love to bring my professionalism AND quirkiness to your design team as we work together to produce a wonderful show!

Please contact me with any questions. dustin.james87@yahoo.com

Dialect Coach - (posted 2/4/14)

My name is Stacy and I am a 2011 graduate of Minnesota State, Mankato. I graduated with a Bachelor's in Theatre and a minor in Film Studies. Since graduating, I have moved back to the Madison area and I have worked with multiple Theatre companies and individuals needing a Dialect Coach for class work, professional performances, or simply for fun.

I am fluent in the IPA and am trained in Standard British, Cockney, Italian, Irish, Scottish, Russian, French, German, Standard Southern, and Standard Brooklyn. Most recently, I was hired to teach Standard and Yorkshire British for a production of The Secret Garden, multiple dialects in Sweeney Todd, and multiple dialects within Bower City Theatre's production of Jekyll & Hyde (which can be found on YouTube). I am very proud of all of these productions and the hard work the cast put into their craft.

My rates for private dialect lessons are currently $25 for an hour of one on one coaching, for as many sessions as your dialect needs require. Rates for a full production are negotiable based on the size of the production and the travel time required. Feel free to contact me with questions.

For references or if you are in need of a dialect coach for your production etc, please email me: sdegolier15@gmail.com

Sets and Costumes - (posted 11/9/13)

I'm a well established Costume and Set Designer. I just moved to Madison, and I'm looking to get involved with a Theatre Company. Below is a short bio. I can be contacted by phone 608-415-9141, cell 615-260-4042, email flee@frannelee.com and website frannelee.com.

Franne Lee schooled in Set and Costume Design at the UW, Madison, began her NY designing career in the theatre with Andre Gregory's "Alice in Wonderland" for which she received an Obie Award for Costume Design. Many Broadway shows include Hal Prince's productions of "Candide" and "Sweeney Todd" and received Tony Awards for both musicals in Costume and Set Design.
TV credits include the first 5 years of Saturday Night Live (Emmy Award in Sets and Costumes Design), Sherman Oaks, for Showtime, and The Roseanne Show, for King World.
Movie credits include John Sayles' "Baby It's You", Paul Simon's "One Trick Pony", David Lynchs’"Industrial Symphony #1" and Al Pacino's "Chinese Coffee".

If you need any more info, call or email… I'm very interested in getting back into designing again. I've been teaching Costume and Set Design in Nashville for the last 14 yrs.

thanks, franne

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