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Oregon Ballet Theatre seeks an Assistant Stage Manager

Oregon Ballet Theatre (OBT) is a classically-based professional ballet company, established in 1989, in Portland, Oregon.  The company performs an annual season of programs at the Keller Auditorium and Newmark Theatre while participating in many community events as well as regional and national touring.

OBT has grown from being a respected regional company to one of national significance as evidenced by the invitation to perform at the Kennedy Center in 2008, the “Ballet Across America” series in 2013, and Wolf Trap in 2014.  The addition of Artistic Director, Kevin Irving, and Executive Director, Michael Greer, positions OBT for significant growth opportunities in the years to come.

In addition to the performing company, The School of Oregon Ballet Theatre is recognized as one of the premiere ballet schools in the country.  OBT’s mission also includes a far reaching dance education and outreach program throughout Portland and Oregon.

OBT is supported by an annual budget of more than $8 million.  For more information (including a full job description) and recent news about OBT, visit our website: www.obt.org.

GENERAL POSITION SUMMARY:

The Assistant Stage Manager will assist with the management and maintenance of Oregon Ballet Theatre’s theatrical supplies, property and equipment, including floors, sets, lighting, and sound.  The role assists in the supervision of rehearsals, performances and events in a theatre environment, covering the professional Company and as needed, the school dance company, OBT 2.   The position will work independently and as a team player with senior production staff to ensure all productions and events operate and run in an effective and efficient manner.  The role requires the ability to communicate and coordinate with various constituencies from artists and staff to third party vendors and contractors.  The position reports to the Director of Production and the Stage Manager.  This position must be/become an active member of the American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA) union in good standing.    A background in project management with knowledge of theatre operations, or previous experience as a theatre production assistant or assistant stage manager, with strong aptitude to manage deadlines and work in a dynamic environment are essential.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND QUALIFICATIONS:

Ensure clean and safe rehearsal studios; notify Director of Production of any unsafe or unsatisfactory conditions.  This does not include routine maintenance or janitorial services.  Set up rehearsal spaces, including audio, video, props, and spike mark requirements.  Organize and maintain props during rehearsal.  Attend studio rehearsals for the purpose of learning ballets, cues, and to facilitate choreographers’ artistic requests.  Video record rehearsals.  Attend production meetings and paper techs.  Attend all on-stage rehearsals.  Provide support for light cueing, including scheduling light walkers.  Monitor dancer sign-in sheets and enforce attendance guidelines.  Create and maintain accurate, easy-to-read documentation for each ballet including the following:

Cue sheets and/or scores for calling the ballet(s), Run sheets for the following people/departments as applicable: carpenters/deck, deck electrics, lights, follow spots, props, rail, sound, and/or wardrobe, Performance reports for all performances that include running times, irregularities, repairs needed, injuries, casting changes, etc.. Bow sheets for performers.  Distribute production materials.  Call all cues to ensure safe, quality, and consistent Performances.  Work with Director of Production and wardrobe staff to establish costume quick-change spaces.  Check prop and wardrobe presets.  Confirm all departments are ready for top-of-show.  Communicate production-related information to appropriate departments consistent with Assistant Stage Manager duties as assigned by Director of Production or Stage Manager with load-in and strike of production equipment at performance venue(s) consisting of only production office and callboard.   Oversee IATSE Local 28 stagehand crew.

Other duties consistent with Assistant Stage Manager duties as assigned by Director of Production – Digital and/or hard copies of completed cue sheets/scores, run sheets for each department, performance reports, bow sheets, etc. for each performance series must be submitted to the Production Administrator for archival purposes.  Coordinate production-related inventory, tools, and supplies, including the acquisition of materials and props.  Assist with archiving of company’s theatrical property.  Arrange transportation as needed for regular and seasonal OBT employees, including loading and driving the Company cargo van.

We seek candidates with minimum of 3 years’ experience or equivalent knowledge of theatrical backstage operations with a proven track record of success in a highly dynamic environment.  Working knowledge of professional touring shows and concerts.  Basic technical theater knowledge (audio, electrics, carpentry, wardrobe) in union and non-union houses.  Proficiency in Q-Lab or similar theatre management software and Microsoft Office Suite applications, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.  Basic math skills, understanding of budgets, and valid Oregon Drivers’ License are required.  Background or experience in dance preferred, but not required.  Must be able to pass a background check.  A full job description can be obtained on the OBT website.

 

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Patron Services Representative

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10/01/2019

Oregon Ballet Theatre seeks Patron Services Representative

Oregon Ballet Theatre (OBT) is a classically-based professional ballet company, established in 1989, in Portland, Oregon.  The company performs an annual season of programs at the Keller Auditorium and Newmark Theatre while participating in many community events as well as regional and national touring.

OBT has grown from being a respected regional company to one of national significance as evidenced by the invitation to perform at the Kennedy Center in 2008, the “Ballet Across America” series in 2013, and Wolf Trap in 2014.  The addition of Artistic Director, Kevin Irving, and Executive Director, Michael Greer, positions OBT for significant growth opportunities in the years to come.

In addition to the performing company, The School of Oregon Ballet Theatre is recognized as one of the premiere ballet schools in the country.  OBT’s mission also includes a far reaching dance education and outreach program throughout Portland and Oregon.

OBT is supported by an annual budget of more than $8 million.  For more information (including a full job description) and recent news about OBT, visit our website: www.obt.org.

GENERAL POSITION SUMMARY:

Oregon Ballet Theatre seeks a driven and detail orientated person to serve as Patron Services Representative in OBT’s Box Office and performance venues under the Audience Services Manager in our Marketing Department.  The position is part time for 20 hours per week with some flexible nights and weekends.  Preferred schedule is 1 to 5 pm, Monday through Friday.  The successful candidate will support the department through processing the purchase of subscriptions and/or single tickets via phone, email and in person.  Applicants must also be knowledgeable in the basic operation of TicketMaster’s Archtics system.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND QUALIFICATIONS:

We seek candidates who have a minimum one year customer service experience in a sales role and a proven ability to deal with ticketing problems, customer complaints, or other conflicts.  While not required, successful candidates will have specific experience within dance and the arts.  A full job description can be obtained on the OBT website.

Interested parties are required to send a cover letter and resume to the attention of Human Resources at jobs@obt.org.

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Executive Director

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With the vision to be a vital cultural force in Los Angeles and recognized as a premier orchestra worldwide, the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO) is well positioned for the future and is seeking an innovative, strategic and collaborative Executive Director inspired by its 50-year history and excited to lead the organization toward its next chapter. The Executive Director will be presented with the exceptional opportunity to partner with LACO’s new Music Director, acclaimed flutist and conductor Jaime Martín, to move the Orchestra to new heights. For more information about LACO, please visit www.laco.org.

As the administrative leader of LACO, the Executive Director is responsible for providing the vision, strategic direction and oversight of the organization’s resources to ensure success in carrying out its mission. Together with the Board of Directors, Music Director and the orchestra-at-large, the Executive Director will work to ensure LACO’s financial and operational stability and maintain its artistic excellence. The Executive Director oversees an annual budget of approximately $4.5 million and a total staff of 12. The Executive Director will have the opportunity to guide LACO into the achievement of its strategic goals: to position the Orchestra as an indispensable community resource; to present programs that diversify, expand and strengthen the LACO community; and to establish a stable financial foundation on which to build the next 50 years of sustainability. While the successful candidate will likely have solid knowledge and skills in nonprofit management, those with other professional experience who demonstrate a passion for LACO may also be considered. A strong interest or passion for classical music, including contemporary classical music, is critical. Although previous experience in the arts is not required, experience working in a collegial relationship with a music director or an artistic director would be a plus. Prior successful fundraising, marketing/branding and Board relations experience is expected and essential.

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Press & PR Officer

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25/08/2019

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Shakespeare’s Globe is currently seeking a Press & PR Officer to act as the initial point of contact for the vast majority of the Globe’s media enquiries. Press & PR Officer will work alongside the Press & PR Manager on tasks ranging from casting announcements and storytelling festivals to large-scale film shoots, in order to enhance the Globe’s reputation and champion the Globe’s work to a wide range of audiences.

The successful candidate will have proven experience of working in a press and PR environment and excellent communication skills with the ability to deal effectively with a range of people at all levels and their requirements.

For more information and to apply, please download the job description from shakespearesglobe.com/jobs and return your completed application to recruitment@shakespearesglobe.com by midnight on Sunday 25 August 2019.

We would also be grateful if you could complete our equal opportunities monitoring form by clicking on https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/99WSQQV.

We regret that because of the high volume of anticipated applications, we may be unable to contact unsuccessful candidates. If you have a query, please email recruitment@shakespearesglobe.com.

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Production and Stage Manager

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Position Production and Stage Manager 

Company American Repertory Ballet (ARB) and Princeton Ballet School (PBS) with locations in Princeton, Cranbury and New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA. 

Reporting Relationships The Production and Stage Manager reports to the Artistic Director. Reporting to the Production Manager is the Wardrobe Supervisor and Assistant(s), and all production crew and overhire. 

Travel This position will be based in New Brunswick, and responsible for all ARB/PBS locations. There is some travel associated with this position. 

Website www.arballet.org 

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Production Manager’s services shall include, but are not limited to: 

–Coordinate theater/rehearsal schedules with artistic director -Coordinate technical schedules with lighting designers, union stagehands, and theater/facility management -Create initial theater schedule/crew calls for union stagehands (and non-union as appropriate) during load in/rehearsals/show call/load out; act as deciding voice when changes requested/required – Create and manage the production budget, including segmented budgets in detail per venue, working closely with the Finance Director -Coordinate rentals (including some contract writing) for both ARB’s use (costume and scenic) and the use of ARB holdings by outside groups -Coordinate facility rentals with outside groups (including on-site management/representation as required) -Coordinate rental/purchase of necessary theater supplies (dry ice, genie lifts, etc) -Coordinate theater transportation (shipping/trucking of performance elements) – Coordinate dancer transportation if necessary – Arrange hotels, per diem, and catering when applicable -Maintain audio/video archives of company (and school as well) -Oversee monthly safety meetings, store archival sign-in and follow-up on noted issues (leaks, pest, etc) 

-Coordinate over-hire staffing for load in/load out, special projects, etc. -Coordinate Front of House issues with Box Office and House Managers, particularly for in-studio – late seating periods/notes, timelines of seating availability, placement of reserved seating and ADA accessible seating, etc -Supervise load in/load out -Oversee floor cleaning of studio and performance flooring -Coordinate facility maintenance/issues -Work with choreographers/artistic staff to edit recorded music (or outsource appropriately if beyond abilities/technological resources) -Create promotional videos for YouTube/social media as requested -Build/maintain scenery and props as needed for performances (or outsource appropriately if beyond technical capabilities) -Create in conjunction with designers, appropriate documentation for theater load in (hang plots, scenic lists, shift sheets, etc) -Create and implement lighting for in-studio performances -Create/maintain documentation/archival records (photos, lists, etc) of sets and props in ballet inventory for future company use and/or potential rentals. -Other duties as assigned 

Stage Manager’s services shall include, but are not limited to: 

-Attend relevant rehearsals and run-throughs in studio -Oversee rehearsals during tech/pre-performance week -Create paperwork for backstage: sign in sheets, dressing room assignments/signs, posting schedules, etc. -Work with lighting designers & choreographers to develop calling scripts for shows -Call shows in performance -Take/distribute notes to appropriate technical departments -Provide running documents to relevant departments to accurately perform scene changes, prep for shows, etc -Set up/prepare in-studio seating for observed rehearsals, invited events, etc. -Other duties as assigned 

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Bachelor’s degree with 3 years minimum experience in production management, preferably for a performing arts organization. Must be organized, detail-oriented, and adaptable with good problem solving skills. Excellent communication and time management skills are required. Must demonstrate the ability to manage budget expenses. 

This position is exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”), as well as under any and all applicable state (New Jersey) and local laws, rules and regulations. 

Competitive compensation package. About American Repertory Ballet: 

The mission of American Repertory Ballet (http://www.arballet.org/) is to bring the joy, beauty, artistry and discipline of classical and contemporary dance to New Jersey and nationwide audiences through artistic and educational programs, presented by a financially responsible organization. This mission is fulfilled through our preeminent classical and contemporary ballet company, ARB’s Access & Enrichment initiatives, programs designed to expose the community to the art form of dance, as well as at Princeton Ballet School, one of the largest and most respected non-profit dance schools in the nation. It is through these three branches of ARB that the organization’s vision is pursued: “To Entertain, Educate, Enlighten, and Inspire with the Beauty and Passion of Dance.” 

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Company Pianist

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Application Deadline: 
8/19/2019

PENNSYLVANIA BALLET

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DEPARTMENT:                  ARTISTIC

POSITION:                           COMPANY PIANIST

FLSA CLASSIFICATION: EXEMPT

POSITION TYPE:               SEASONAL, FULL-TIME

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

The Company Pianist provides piano accompaniment and musical guidance for rehearsals of ballet and company ballet class. This position reports to the Music Director.

TYPICAL WORK ROUTINE INCLUDES BUT IS NOT LIMITED TO:

Provides musical accompaniment for rehearsals.  Attends dress rehearsal of assigned ballets.

Prepares music for rehearsal. Studies and learns (using available audio or video materials) piano reductions of orchestral scores as well as piano solo scores.

Under supervision of conductor, consults with choreographers and rehearsal coaches regarding such musical aspects as tempo, phrasing, counting, cutting music, extending music via repeats or additional pieces.

Records choreography in rehearsal scores.

Serves as key liaison between choreographers/rehearsal coaches and music librarian and conductor.

Selects music for and plays company ballet class.

Performs other duties as required or assigned by supervisor.

OTHER RESPONSIBILITES, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

Education and Experience:
Substantial experience playing piano for dancers.

Play an average of 4-6 hours of scheduled rehearsal and class in addition to personal practice time.

Establish and maintain effective relationships with choreographers, dancers and rehearsal coaches and others by building rapport, listening and responding to their needs and being easy to approach.

Demonstrate diplomacy and tact in all interactions.

Continue to practice piano and demonstrate continued technical proficiency.

Consistently communicate musical revisions to Music Director/ Conductor and seek approval for such revisions on a timely basis.

Consistently offer creative and innovative musical repertoire for class.

Maintain accurate and detailed descriptions of choreography in rehearsal scores.

Be consistently available, ready and prepared for company class, dress and technical rehearsals.

Organize and communicate information clearly.

Demonstrate ability to work successfully in a team environment.

Be prepared to rehearse/perform all repertoire prior to the first rehearsal.

Some travel may be required.

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to jobs@paballet.org.

More information about Pennsylvania Ballet can be found at paballet.org.

Pennsylvania Ballet is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

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