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Box Office Manager (part time) - (posted 8/18/16 by Gerald A. Bartell Community Theatre)

Job Summary
This position reports directly to the Executive Director. The Box Office Manager will serve as the face of the Bartell Theatre and will provide friendly, quality customer service to ensure smooth operation of the box office. Responsible for programming and monitoring the ChoiceCRM ticketing software, tracking monthly sales, and ticket sales. This role is highly visible and interacts with patrons, renters, and our Participating Theatre Companies (PTCs): Kathie Rasmussen Women’s Theatre (Krass), Madison Ballet, Madison Theatre Guild, Mercury Players Theatre, StageQ, and Strollers Theatre.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities
• Foster and maintain working relationships with the PTCs and renters
• Demonstrate excellent customer service skills, respond promptly to
patron inquiries and requests (including in-person, over the phone,
and via internet)
• Build and maintain all ticketed events for theatre companies and rentals
• Train all box office and house manager volunteers for all PTCs
• Update and maintain documentation for box office training materials
• Schedule box office and house manager staff for rental events
• Handle daily ticket sales and any customer service issues
• Prepare semi-monthly sales reports, box office invoices
• Attend monthly board meetings as required
• Create weekly email blast
• Troubleshoot ticketing system issues
• Update website as needed
• Perform other duties as required

Minimum Qualifications
• Previous customer service experience required
• Ability to provide excellent customer service
• Excellent verbal and written communication and documentation skills
• Candidate must be able to successfully handle multiple priorities in
sometimes high stress situations
• Candidate should be comfortable working on a PC platform and proficient
in Microsoft Office
• Candidate must also have the ability to work with the public and
possess conflict-resolution skills

Position Schedule
>> Tuesday - Friday 2pm - 6pm, some nights and weekends

>> $18/hour

>> This position does not qualify for benefits.

To Apply
>> Please send cover letter and resume to

Costume Designer - (posted 8/12/16 by Madison East High School)

Madison East High School is accepting applications for costume designer for the 2016-2017 season. The productions will be a touring Theatre For Young Audiences show, and a show to be determined in April. Applicants can submit a resume to Paul Milisch at

Actors - (posted 8/9/16 by Edge Productions)

This show is a murder mystery improv show.

We need 7 actors: Qualifications:

dry wit

We are the same company who did the show last year and will again do the show next year.

We are doing two shows Nov 4th at 8pm and Nov 5th at 8pm.

Pay is $100 per show.

Performances are at Gamehole Convention at the Sheraton Hotel, Madison, WI.

About the show. Prepare to be amazed as you meet six of the most powerful multi-dimensional spell casters in existence. Wizards meet at the Dragon Wood Inn for a night to remember. Each of the six master casters will dazzle and amaze to determine which one is greatest spell caster of all time.

This show is a dark and sarcastic comedy and will make you laugh and cry. The show will be performed by the Edge Production Group who bought you last year's Trek War Murders Mystery.

Please text or call Mark Christensen at 608-501-8070.

Auditions are in Edgerton 101 Albion St, Edgerton, WI 53534 at the Library in the Big meeting Hall. Saturday August 20th, 1-3 pm and Saturday August 27, 1-3 pm.

Rehearsals will be twice a week and 1 on Saturday afternoon. you can miss 1 practice each week for the 8 weeks of rehearsals. Rehearsals the week of the show are mandatory.

Marketing specialist - (posted 8/8/16 by Young Auditorium, UW-Whitewater)


The successful candidate will be responsible for all marketing and promotion of Young Auditorium and Cultural Affairs Committee events and related activities. The award-winning 1,350 seat venue presents a seasonal program of diverse touring performing artists that is strongly supported by the local and campus community.

Responsibilities include: Development and implementation of marketing plan in tandem with the auditorium director .Produce and/or oversee production of all print and electronic marketing materials such as brochures, posters, flyers, television, radio, internet and social media ads and programs for the events presented by Young Auditorium and the Cultural Affairs Committee and update the auditorium’s electronic marquee. Work as a team member of Young Auditorium, reporting to the Director.

For full position description:

Theater Support Specialist - (posted 7/22/16 by Sun Prairie Area High School)

Serve as the resident authority on the use and operation of all the in-house systems, including lighting, sound, video, staging, and computer systems, as well as available support service. The position reports to the Performing Arts Manager and works closely with the school district staff, community users, and touring companies to determine, coordinate and deliver high quality, customer-friendly technical support for all users. This may be accomplished with a stage crew consisting of students that are hired, trained and supervised by the Theater Technician.

Two-year or four-year degree (desired) in theatre/performing arts or a related field. One or more years of experience in technical theater. Must have 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.

The position is 4 hours per day, Monday through Friday with some weekends. The salary is $19.96 per hour.

Contact for more info.

Sound Design - (posted 7/22/16 by University of Wisconsin-Waukesha County)

Sound designer needed to oversee and train students as part of a three show season. Flexible schedule to be arranged and scheduled for occasional afternoon and evening work calls and training sessions. Interested individuals should email current resume and cover letter to .

Part-time voice teacher - (posted 7/19/16 by Academy of Sound)

Academy of Sound is accepting applications for a part-time voice lesson teacher.

The primary duties of this position are to prepare for and teach private voice lessons to students and adults at all levels, in half-hour or 45-minute blocks.

Selection factors include:

-Have a degree in music education, voice, piano, or collaborative piano
-Undergrads currently completing a music major or minor, with teaching experience, may be considered
-Mastery of, and ability to communicate, the essentials of healthful singing
-Basic piano accompanying skills
-Have excellent knowledge of repertoire, and the ability to choose level-appropriate music for students
-Have reliable transportation and no potential conflicts with our teaching schedule (voice studio operates in Oregon, WI on Wednesdays and/or Thursdays between 3pm - 9pm, from mid-September 2016 through May 2017)
-Be able to commit to this position through May 2017 -- ideally longer
-Be comfortable working with kids and adults in a private lesson setting -- background check required
-Have experience working one-on-one with students, in a music or similar teaching setting
-Ability to teach other instrumental lessons is helpful, for substituting and/or additional teaching opportunities
-This is a part-time employee position (not a 1099/contractor role)

Please send a music-related resume and cover letter describing why you would be great for this position to:

Dance Choreography - (posted 7/16/16 by Pure Gravity Fitness Pole Dance & Aerial Arts)

Teach Dance Choreography from contemporary movement, hip hop to belly dance & exotic dance. This is a part time position paid hourly. Studio is located downtown Beloit WI. We are an aerial arts studio. Please contact Kyra at Pure Gravity Fitness. 608-751-1330

Teaching Artist/ Children's Theatre Director - (posted 6/29/16 by Lake Country Playhouse)

Lake Country Playhouse is looking for exceptional teaching artists to bring the joy of acting, musical theatre & technical theatre to students throughout Lake Country during the 2016-17 school year. Our LCP Young Artist program continues to grow every year, and we need gifted teachers and performers willing to share their art on a part time basis. Qualified candidates should have a BA (or equivalent experience) in theater, as well as directing experience, and exceptional organizational skills. Ability to choreograph or music direct for a show is a plus.

Teaching Artist responsibilities include teaching intro, beginner and intermediate acting and music classes, and other related courses, and directing at least two productions a year from a variety of genres. The teacher is expected to be a flexible team player and be sensitive to working with students with a wide range of abilities and goals. We will explore the themes, stories and characters of classic musicals like Alice In Wonderland (2014), Peter Pan (2015), Into the Woods & Robin Hood (2016) and through dance, song and creative play.

• Work with LCP Young Artist Education Director to learn curriculum and preferred teaching strategies and program outcomes.
• Plan and lead classes at Lake Country Playhouse in a variety of theatrical arenas including Acting, Improv, and Audition Prep.
• Arrive for scheduled programs on time and prepared; ensure that programs are on schedule within allotted classroom times; work with teachers to guide students in relevant and appropriate behavior/actions.
• Communicate with LCP Young Artist Education Director regularly; consult LCP Young Artist calendars and request necessary information from LCP Young Artist Education Director

• Mature, responsible and enthusiastic individuals who enjoy sharing their passion with students in grades K-12.
• Capable of independently leading exciting and challenging classes that engage students and use multiple teaching strategies to deliver lesson plans.
• Role models who build meaningful connections with students through positive reinforcement, effective classroom management and clear boundaries.
• Experience with parents, teachers, and students required with the ability to react quickly and communicate effectively in time sensitive situations.
• Committed to the art form of musical theater and/or arts education
• Demonstrated performance and singing experience
• Strong interpersonal and group facilitation skills
• Ability to meet performance standards including attendance, reporting and punctuality
• Reliable automobile

TEACHER Pay, benefits, and work schedule
Contract Period: September 2016-May 2017 (school year)
Hours: Part-time, 2-4 days/week; 5-10 hours/week between 5pm-9pm
Salary & Benefits: Pay is determined by the level of education and years of service in the field of teaching. Extra hours for rehearsals and performances will be required. Hourly pay for instruction hours + Monthly mileage stipend.

To Apply:
Email Resume, cover letter and references to Katie Behrend Berg at

Administration Assistant - (posted 5/14/16 by Monroe Street Arts Center)

Monroe Street Arts Center is seeking an energetic, reliable, self-motivated and organized individual to fill an immediate opening. This part-time position serves as a primary member of the administrative support team and is responsible for welcoming sand serving students and families in a courteous, efficient and friendly manner, face-to-face, on the phone, and virtually. This position is part-time with the possibility to expand to full time in September.

The Monroe Street Arts Center engages a community of learners in exploring the arts and developing the creative self; offering instruction for all ages in music and art lessons and classes.

For a full job description, visit our website:

Band/Live music - (posted 5/9/16 by Me & Julio)

Me & Julio a new restaurant in Fitchburg WI is looking for upbeat bands or other forms of live music for Saturday nights. We are looking to have live music 9pm to midnight Saturday nights all summer long. If interested please contact us at Thank you Adrian.

Acting - (posted 4/19/16 by Ghost Boat, Dells Boat Tours)

Ghost Boat and Dells Boat tours are offering PAID acting jobs! A great way to add to your acting resume.

Location: Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin

Hours: 7:00 pm to 10:00 or 11:00 pm, depending on how busy we are.

Start/End dates: Friday 27 May 2016 to 31 October 2016 ( These dates are VERY flexible and we are willing to work with your schedule.

Starting Wage: $9.00 an hour

Job Details : We run 7 days a week . The Job consists of using special effects makeup,costuming, and acting/scaring talents to create Characters for a turn of the century mining "Ghost" town. We have numerous straight scaring roles and several improvisational acting roles.

Contact information: Email cover letter and resume to Chase Wright at

Children's Theatre Director - (posted 4/12/16 by Brookfield Center for the Arts)

We have openings for enthusiastic individuals for the following positions:
Private Music Lessons
Group music lessons
Theatre Classes
Drama Production
Various other Music and Drama Classes.

If you want work that have a significant positive impact on children's lives...
If you want to work on a team with other passionate, high-performing and talented people...
If you want an unprecedented opportunity to learn, grow and develop yourself...
If you are looking for something fun, challenging, fast paced and meaningful. . .
Then you have found your dream job!

You are the rock star we are looking for if you are creative, resourceful and enjoy working in a fast-paced environment. You are a self-starter, have detail organizational and problem-solving skills, and you can manage tasks efficiently and effectively. As you will be interacting with every member of the team, families, and children you need to have strong communications skills, all with a positive, supportive and charming nature.

Work Experience:
2+ years of relevant work experience in the arts, music, drama or Education

Other expectations/skills:
Passion for the Arts
Excellence and world-class quality work is the only acceptable standard.
Positive, friendly and good humored personality.
Mature, wise, poised and polished professional.
Fast, efficient and proficient work.

E-mail: if interested.

Hip hop instructor - (posted 3/1/16 by Odyssey Dance Company)

Odyssey Dance Studio, located in Cottage Grove, is currently seeking a hip hop instructor to start this summer and/or fall. We are a new, small, mostly recreational studio. Our hip hop classes are for ages 7 and up and demand for these classes is increasing! Qualified candidates must be at least 18 years old, and will have experience with hip hop with at least 1 year of teaching experience preferred. Knowledge of other dance styles a plus, and additional classes in other subjects may also be available, including potential to work with our competitive dance company. Schedule and compensation are currently negotiable, but would likely be evenings during the week. Please submit your resume to Thank you for your interest in our studio!

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Alternative Compensation Opportunities!

Casting Call - (posted 8/22/16 by Chicago 139 Productions)

Chicago 139 Productions is now casting Staydream, a new original comedic web series to be shot and produced in Madison, Wisconsin, with filming to begin in September.

Submit headshot, resume, and reel (if any) to: Put the name of the role you'd like to audition for in the email subject line. We'll email you sides (script pages) and instructions for you to create an audition video for your desired role. You only need to audition for one role; we'll automatically consider you for all parts that fit you.


A young film student wonders why her life can't be more like the classic films she's studying.


When she is denied the opportunity to attend USC to study film, Steffie stays at home and attends the local university only to find that if you don’t pursue your dreams, they may pursue you.

Web Series
Rate of Pay: Deferred Pay. Copy, Credit, Meals
Usage: Internet

Producer / Casting Director: Dave Grundgeiger
Director: William Hawk Edwards
Writer: Peter Rambo
Audition Date(s): flexible
Start Date: 09/10/2016
Location: Madison, WI USA


KURT (Series Regular)
45 to 55 years old, Caucasian male. Steffie's father. Kurt is of German decent, the second generation to be born in the US. A long time film lover, Kurt has always shared (never pushed) his passion with his kids. Kurt is a loving father and husband. He is not irresponsible, but practical matters don't interest him. The actor doesn't need to be of German decent. The character doesn't have a German accent.

MARIA (Series Regular)
45 to 55 years old, Caucasian female. Steffie's mother. Down to earth, accountant type. Her heritage is Irish/Italian. Maria was an artist (musician or painter) in grade school through high school and was good, but gave it up in college to focus on her studies. She would never discourage her children from following a dream, but she would be the first to tell them that there’s no shame in making a good living and putting food on the table.

18 to 25 years old, all ethnicities, male or female. A bubbly college student who volunteers to show new freshmen around. Think Game Show Host.

25 to 55 years old, all ethnicities, male. Uniformed security guard. Having your own uniform is a plus. (We will block out any logos.) One line.

50 to 99 years old, Caucasian male. "Old timey prospector type.” Aging, weathered, beaten. A short comedic role as the founder of a small college campus. One line.

25 to 70 years old, all ethnicities, male or female. An elementary school teacher for a single scene.

5 to 8 years old, all ethnicities, male or female. Little kids that will appear on camera and answer a single question.

18 to 25 years old, all ethnicities, female. A young woman handing out flyers to an art show that our main character meets on a college campus.

18 to 25 years old, all ethnicities male or female. Four college aged students. Each has one line.

Director of Children's Show - (posted 7/18/16 by Sun Prairie Civic Theatre)

Sun Prairie Civic Theater is seeking a director for its 2017 children's show. This is a volunteer position. Cast would be between 40 – 60 young persons between the ages of 8 and 18. The director would also be assisted by a number of high school interns with theater experience. Interested directors would have input on show selection, production dates, and rehearsal dates, as well as other staffing. Selection of this director should be made in November 2016. Please submit letters of interest by October 31st, 2016 to SPCT Summer Show, P. O. Box 132, Sun Prairie, Wisconsin 53590. Submit letters of interest to SPCT Summer Show, P. O. Box 132, Sun Prairie, Wisconsin 53590.

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Seeking jobs or internships

Sound OP/Designer, Audio Engineer - (posted 11/30/15)

Hello my name is Brandon Revels and I am looking for a position as an Audio Engineer for theatrical performances. I have many years of experience with music and theater as well as a degree from MMI in Recording and Music Technology.


August 2013 to Rock River Repertory Theater Edgerton, WI
Present Sound/Light Operator/Freelance
• Ran sound for rehearsals of Spamalot
• Light Operator for all 5 performances of Spamalot

January 2013 to Children’s Theater of Madison Madison, WI
Present Sound Operator/Freelance
• Run sound for theatrical performances when main Sound Operator/Designer isn’t available to do so or when he needs help
• Use QLab to play sound effects.
• Sound Operator for Too Many Frogs and Then They Came for Me in The Playhouse at The Overture Center for the 2012-2013 season

October 2011 to Captive Soundz Woodstock, IL
Present Audio Engineer/Light Operator
• Load audio and lighting equipment in and out of venue
• Mic up instruments and setup audio/lighting equipment
• Run equipment checks such as sound check and lighting check
• Run sound or lights depending on show and how many people are working
• Run analog and digital consoles
• Worked with such bands as URMOM, Convoy, Whiskey Dick, Cover This-Chicago, Screw City Saints, Logan Mize, Cary and Crud, Rough Riders, Decades Rock Band, Vinyl Thunder, Chris “Stinger” Stevens, 2211, 69South, Shabang, Gnomesain, Money, Pablo and The Rythmix, Sushi Roll, Tripping Tarzan Johnny Can’t Stop, and The Cal Stage Band

Oct. 2005 to Edgerton Performing Arts Center Edgerton WI
Present Sound Operator/Designer and Light Operator/Freelance
• Run both the sounds and lights systems for theater productions and concerts
• Set up microphones, both wireless and corded.
• Design the sound plot for theater productions and help with light set up and operation.
• Supervise tech crew as well as the Stage Manager/Crew.
• Experience on Yamaha GA32/12 and IM8 mixing consoles; experience with Shure, Crown and Sennhesier products. Experience with a Turbosound/Yorkville speaker system.
• helping with the Wartman Endowment for the Arts Artists Series
­ worked with Roy Clark, Motown Records’ The Midnight Movers, Karkowska Sisters Duo, and The Alley Cats

Sept. 2008 to Madison Media Institute Madison WI
Jan. 2010 Associates in Recording and Music Technology
Training in/with:

• Reason3/4
• Logic 8/9
• Pro Tools8 LE
• SSl4000G/E
• Trident 80C
• MTR on 2”
• Pro Tools 8HD
• Avid D-Command
• Avid C-24
• Mic placement, polar patterns
• The use of industry standard outboard gear
• Using industry standard microphones
• Setting up a basic small venue sound system

Sept. 2004 to Edgerton High School Edgerton, WI
June 2008 High School Diploma
Member of Tech Crew for all school district theater productions

Personal: Pro Tools 8HD Operator Certification. Some experience as well with graphic design.

Keywords: Computer skills (MAC/PC) and good technical skills, quick learner, problem solving skills, well educated, excellent memory.

References: Available Upon Request

Fell free to Contact me at:
Phone:(608) 884-9024 or (608) 501-8346

Technical Director, tech work - (posted 1/30/13)

John Peruzzi
(608) 434-4438 • • 610 West St. Baraboo, WI 53913

• Comprehensive knowledge of theatrical carpentry, lighting, rigging, and welding.
• Skilled at problem solving, mechanical innovation and on the spot troubleshooting.
• Experience leading crews ranging from union technicians to high school students.

Technical Experience
Sand County Contracting, Baraboo, WI (8/11-present)
Salaried position for remodeling company. Duties include purchasing and delivery of all materials to jobsites, permit applications, scheduling, facility and fleet maintenance, punchlist duties

Victory Gardens Theater, Chicago, IL (4/09-7/11)
Technical Director
Full time position for Tony Award winning theater company in Chicago. Led build from page to stage, budgeting, estimations of time and labor, supervision of scenic carpenters and union painters, maintenance of scene shop, tools, and theater facilities.

Tightship Scenic, Chicago, IL (1/05-present)
Technical Director
Production company providing services to small theater companies, custom design and building for residences, scenic painting, permanent display cases, and outdoor scenery. Clients include The City of Chicago, Friends of the Chicago River, Cirque Shanghai, Museum of Contemporary Art, Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago Park District, bars, restaurants, and residences.

Lookingglass Theater Company, Chicago, IL (11/06-6/07)
Master Carpenter
Set construction, rigging, supervision of build crew / load in / load out, consultation with Technical Director about installation, budgeting, and crew schedules.

Redmoon Theater, Chicago, IL (4/05-11/06)
Build Manager
Set construction and design work for outdoor spectacle theater. Construction of, moving water stages, kinetic sculpture, collapsible cakes, roving death mobiles, and mechanical wonders. Managing crews, coordinating with Technical Director concerning build schedules, new hires, and interns in addition to leading build.

Performance Space 122, New York, New York (5/01-12/04)
Assistant Technical Director
Theater jack position with internationally acclaimed dance and performance art venue in the east village. Maintenance of tools, lighting equipment, scenic inventory and theatrical supplies. Leadership skills employed heading load in and strike crews, programming light board, teaching interns, planning of work schedules, and shop budgeting. Frequent lighting design work for smaller projects, receptions, and short run performances.

Special Skills: Autocad literate. Ability to drive large vehicles and trailers, manual transmission, Valid Wisconsin driver’s license, Hazcom certified, FOID Card, Lead Safe Removal certified

Education: B

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