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FULL TIME JOB OPENINGS

 

Job Description: Artistic Assistant for the 2017/18 Season

Two River Theater is seeking qualified applicants to fill the position of Artistic Assistant for the 2017/18 Season.

Two River Theater, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Dias and Managing Director Michael Hurst, develops and produces new works and world masterpieces on two stages in a state-of-the-art LORT theater complex in Red Bank, NJ. Founded in 1994, the theater supports the most exceptional and adventurous artists in the American theater and provides opportunities for its audiences to be part of the creative process through readings, workshops, open rehearsals, and other artistic-development activities.

 

The Artistic Assistant has two main roles: supporting the needs of the Artistic department, and serving as the assistant to the director for all mainstage productions. The role of assistant to the director is largely an observational position and it is up to each director how the Artistic Assistant will be used during the production process. The Artistic Assistant must be able to adapt to the different style that each director has and adjust her/his/their role in the rehearsal room to best suit the needs of the director and the production. The Artistic Assistant must have the ability to handle a diverse set of responsibilities that come up throughout the course of the season with enthusiasm and confidence.

Specific duties include (but are not limited to) the following:

·         Maintaining the schedule of the Artistic Director

·         Handling administrative duties of the Artistic office

·         Working closely with the Associate Artistic Director and Literary Manager to ensure that all readings, festivals and other events led by the Artistic department run smoothly

·         Assisting other departments such as Production and Company Management when needed

·         Attending all rehearsals and previews for the entire mainstage season

·         Acting as company manager for summer residencies

·         Reading scripts submissions

Requirements:

·         Candidate must have training in directing, excellent communication skills, be self-motivated, organized, collaborative, positive, and professional. 

·         Must have solid background in theater.

·         A valid driver’s license and access to a car

A weekly stipend of $300 will be provided.  No housing or benefits are offered for this position.  Two River Theater is committed to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and strongly encourages diverse candidates who identify as people of color to apply.

Please send cover letter, resume, a writing sample, and two references by June 5 to Stephanie Coen, Associate Artistic Director, at scoen@trtc.org. No phone calls.



SEASONAL JOB OPENINGS - updated 5/8/17

 

Job Description: Assistant Technical Director

Two River Theater, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Dias and Managing Director Michael Hurst, develops and produces new works and world masterpieces on two stages in a state-of-the-art theater complex in Red Bank, NJ. Founded in 1994, the theater supports the most exceptional and adventurous artists in the American theater and provides opportunities for its audiences to be part of the creative process through readings, workshops, open rehearsals, and other artistic-development activities. For more information, visit www.tworivertheater.org.  

The Assistant Technical Director assists the Technical Director in the timely creation of scenery for each production, including overseeing the build and installation of scenery, supervising shop staff and over-hire labor,ensuring a safe working environment by maintaining shop equipment and theater rigging systems, budgeting, and other duties assigned by the Technical Director.  This position reports to the Technical Director and works closely with the Scenic Charge, Master Carpenter, Staff Carpenter, Scene Shop Assistant, and other production departments.   Contract dates are late July through mid-June.

Specific duties include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Actively collaborating with Technical Director and Scenic Charge on all aspects of scenic builds.
  • Assisting Technical Design and estimating of scenic units
  • Assisting in the planning of build, load in, and strike calls.
  • Work an approximately 80/20 split of time in the shop office/scene shop.
  • Managing the purchase and procurement of materials.
  • Looking ahead to ensure the scene shop is staffed and supplied for upcoming projects and scenic units.
  • Tracking expenses for seasonal and production budgets.
  • Working with Technical Director, Scenic Charge, and Master Carpenter to manage flow of materials and scenic units throughout the shops.
  • Serving as Technical Director for smaller productions and other events.
  • Assist in staffing and directly supervise load in and strike of Two River Theater productions and events
  • Take an active role as carpenter, rigger, etc., as needed during load in, build, and strike calls

Requirements

·         MFA in Technical Direction or equivalent experience required.

·         Strong problem solving and “big picture” skills.

·         Collaborative and open to new ideas.

·         Experience in supervising crews with varying levels of proficiency.

·         Strong technical design and scenic construction skills

·         Proficiency in 2D AutoCAD or Vectorworks, 3D a huge plus.

·         Strong rigging and counterweight system operational skills

·         Strong knowledge of safe shop and theater practices

·         Ability to lift 75 lbs. and work at heights in excess of 60 feet.

·         Current driver’s license and experience driving cargo vans and box trucks (up to 20 feet in length)

·         Work a 40-hour week, with flexibility for weekends and evenings as needed, specifically during load in, strike, and technical rehearsals.
 

Applications

 

Candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and three references to Lindsay Child at pmassistant@trtc.org or to the address below; no phone calls please.

 

Lindsay Child

Two River Theater

21 Bridge Avenue

Red Bank, NJ 07701


Two River Theater is dedicated to the goal of building an equitable and culturally diverse work environment and strongly encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups.

 



ASSISTANTSHIPS

Two River Theater, a mid-sized professional LORT theater, one hour from New York City, is seeking applicants for assistantships in multiple production departments for our 2017-2018 season.

The Assistants are part of Two River’s Junior Staff, a program that is a springboard for young professionals at the start of their career.  The program offers practical applications in multiple career fields. The season long positions-in-residence are supported by mentors who help them learn and connect with leading industry professionals, allowing them to grow within their specific fields. 

 

Lighting and Sound Assistant

Responsibilities include: working as a member of the lighting and sound crew, programming and operating lighting consoles and Yamaha digital consoles, updating lighting and sound paperwork, helping maintain inventories, assisting with sound and electrics setup, spotlight operation, mic tech, and assisting other departments as needed.  Candidates must have experience working with theatrical lighting and sound systems, be self-motivated, organized, collaborative, positive, and professional. Experience with ETC ION is essential, and experience with ETC Obsession II and ETC Express, Vectorworks, Lightwright 5, Q-Lab, and Galileo is helpful. Contract dates are early August through late June.


Application Instructions:

These seasonal positions include housing and a weekly salary of $275. Please send cover letter, resume, and a list of three references to Lindsay Child at pmassistant@trtc.org. No phone calls please.

 

Two River Theater is dedicated to the goal of building an equitable and culturally diverse work environment and strongly encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups.

 


PART TIME JOB OPENINGS

 

Education: Two River Theater, a LORT D producing theater in Red Bank NJ seeks professionally experienced and dependable theater teaching artists for periodic outreach programs on a rolling basis. Teaching Artists will incorporate the arts in schools using the work on our stage.  Applicants should have extensive experience teaching theater to grades 4-12. Experience teaching Shakespeare, as well as in-school workshops, should be noted. Teaching artists need patience, a good sense of humor, intelligence and a sincere desire to inspire and make a difference.  Email photo/resume, cover letter including philosophy on theater education, and two references to Kate Cordaro, Director of Education, at kate@trtc.org.

 


 

OVER HIRE WORK

Two River Theater Company always welcomes resumes for carpenters, scenic artists, props, costume, lighting, and sound technicians interested in part time, over hire work. Please send materials to Will Cruttenden (Associate Production Manager) at wcruttenden@trtc.org.



INTERNSHIPS

Internships are only available in the following areas. Duration of internships vary. Please send an email with resume and cover letter. No phone calls please.

 

Box Office: Gain experience in customer service and Theater Manager Ticketing Software. Must be detail oriented and possess strong computer and typing skills. A friendly attitude and experience in customer service a must. Flexible schedule is a plus. Send cover letter and resume to Michele Klinsky at mklinsky@trtc.org.
 

 



CASTING AND AUDITIONS

Two River is a LORT-D, Equity theater. Auditions for our productions are by appointment only, with the exception of Equity Principal Auditions, which are posted on www.actorsequity.org.
 

For more information on casting and auditions, please click here.
 


DIRECTORS AND DESIGNERS
 

Resumes may be submitted to Stephanie Coen, Associate Artistic Director at scoen@trtc.org