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Filmmaker - (posted 9/17/14 by Private Wedding)

We are thinking of creating a silent film for a bride and groom who are getting married at the Orpheum Theater next June. We are open to ideas and suggestions from any filmmaker who might be interested in taking on this paid task. If this challenge intrigues you, please contact Lee at (608) 770-6160.

Band Director - (posted 9/10/14 by MadCAP Theatre for Young Audiences)

Madison East High School's competitive show choir, ENCORE! is seeking a band director for the 2014-2015 season. The group rehearses Monday nights and competes in tournaments over 4 Saturdays in Jan-March. There are also 4 nights of home shows.

Band director must be able to work with talented high school musicians and be willing to do some arranging. A stipend is available.

Please contact Paul Milisch if you are interested.

pmilisch@madison.k12.wi.us

Choreographer - (posted 9/6/14 by New Berlin Eisenhower High School)

New Berlin Eisenhower High School is seeking a musical choreographer for the 2014 production of Bye Bye Birdie with book by Michael Stewart, lyrics by Lee Adams, and music by Charles Strouse. We are looking for someone who is creative, innovative, and can work collaboratively with the productions directors to create both a fantastic learning experience for our students but also an outstanding production. The responsibilities include: collaborating with directors to create a vision for the dances within show, planning, teaching, and evaluating a dance audition selection, planning prior to rehearsal the dances, teaching the dances, and providing feedback during the rehearsal process. This commitment would be from December through the end of February. The shows dates are February 20-22 and February 27 -March 1st. We are looking for a choreographer who can lead rehearsals Monday and Wednesday afternoons from 3:15-5:15. If you would like further information regarding the choreographer position please contact Mary Kirby at mary.kirby@nbexcellence.org.

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.

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.

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

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.

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Children's Show Direction - (posted 9/15/14 by Sun Prairie Civic Theatre)

The Sun Prairie Civic Theater Board of Directors is seeking play submissions to fill our Children’s Play slot for the 2015-2016 Season.

The show cast should be comprised of mostly children/youth and be of approximately one hour in length. The show will be performed five times over a single weekend in late summer or early fall. Inclusion of high school youth on staff/cast in mentoring roles is strongly encouraged. All submissions must; be in writing, come from the proposed Director, include a synopsis of the show, cast numbers, and any special requirements. The Director may submit the name of any other staff members who are willing to work on the production. In addition, Directors are encouraged to supply sufficient detail to help the Board in making a decision. More than one submission per director is permitted. Submission deadline is Nov 1, 2014.

The Board will make the final selection of the Children’s Show and director no later than December 1, 2015. Please go our website http://sunprairiecivictheatre.com/ for a submission form or request one at ContactUs@sunprairiecivictheatre.com

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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