"You cannot better be employ'd."
—The Merchant of Venice

Assistant Scenery Director

The assistant scenery director participates in the organization and management of the Scenery and Paint Department for the Utah Shakespeare Festival. He/she provides assistance to the scenery director by performing tasks necessary for the smooth operation of the department, including but not limited to budgeting, hiring, drafting, construction, maintenance, and striking of all scenic elements for productions at the Festival. The assistant scenery director works on the technical design of scenery and serves as a crew leader during load-in.


Audio Supervisor

The Audio Supervisor is responsible for managing the sound department, maintaining equipment, installing systems and equipment for each production, and maintaining audio/video/stage communication systems. The individual is responsible for supporting sound designers and composers in carrying out the production design and reinforcement and for providing audio, video, and communications support for all related productions and events. There may be opportunity for occasional design work. The successful candidate will be a self-motivated individual with proven experience in professional theatre who displays a great deal of creativeness in problem solving and troubleshooting. This position reports to the electrics director and is responsible for implementing standards and procedures in the sound department.


Development Director

The Utah Shakespeare Festival, one of the country's most honored Shakespeare theaters, seeks a new development director.  With three theatres and the full complement of rehearsal spaces, shops, and offices, the Festival presents a summer and fall season to over 100,000 visitors.  It is located on the campus of Southern Utah University, nestled between five of America's beautiful national parks.  The development director will be responsible for planning and executing the Festival's $2M+ annual fundraising efforts and supervising a staff of three.  Reporting to the executive producer, the development director will work closely with the artistic leadership and the board.  The successful candidate will be collaborative and bring enthusiasm and integrity to her/his work.  At least five years of successful development experience, preferably in the arts, is preferred.  


Marketing and Communications Director

The marketing and communications director is responsible for the design and implementation of all marketing efforts, including market research, marketing and advertising campaigns, and ticket and guest services to increase attendance, visibility, and awareness of the Utah Shakespeare Festival locally, regionally, and nationally; serves as a member of the Festival’s executive staff; and leads the communications and marketing team.


Acting Company

Auditions for the 2018 season are complete, and we are no longer accepting applications for this year. All casting will be announced soon.

Please visit this page in the future for information regarding auditions for 2019.


Other 2018 Season Positions

The Tony-award winning Utah Shakespeare Festival, a professional theatre company in residence at Southern Utah University, is accepting applications for production staff for the 2018 season. The Utah Shakespeare Festival produces a nine-show repertory season and three Greenshows across four venues in the summer/fall of each year. The Festival has just completed a $38 million expansion including two new theatrical venues.  Details of positions are below:

Stage Crew

Stage Crew Supervisor: Responsible for all crew activities and scheduling. Acts as liaison with all other production departments. Responsible for coordinating the maintenance and running of all productions. 

Deck Carpenter: Responsible for load in, running, storage, and maintenance of scenery and props for a theatre (Engelstad, Randall, or Anes).

Stage Crew: Responsible for load in, running, storage, changeovers, and maintenance of scenery and props for assigned productions.

Paint

Charge Scenic Artist: Oversees assigned scenic artists and leads the scenic application of texture, three dimensional sculpting, and scenery painting for assigned productions.

Scenic Artist: Responsible for painting and finishing of all scenic elements for assigned productions.  

Junior Painter/Stage Crew: Responsible for painting and finishing of all scenic elements for assigned productions.  Responsible for running, storage, and maintenance of paints for assigned productions.  

Scenery

Early-start Scenic Carpenter: Construct and load-in all scenic elements for assigned productions. Completes shop improvement and organization projects as assigned. Contracts start in April.

Technical Director: Responsible for the timely completion of all scenery for assigned shows, which include the planning, engineering, scheduling, and supervision of the construction and loading in of all scenery. Responsible for maintaining safety standards and practices and adherence to work schedules in the shop.

Assistant Technical Director: Assists the technical director with the timely completion of all scenery for assigned shows which include the planning, engineering, scheduling, and supervision of the construction and loading in of all scenery.

Scenery Materials Coordinator: Responsible for all purchasing and financial record keeping of materials for the scenery department. Oversees maintenance of tools and equipment. Assists with construction projects as needed.

Scenic Carpenter: Constructs and loads-in all scenic set elements for assigned productions.

Junior Carpenter/Stage Crew: Constructs and loads-in all scenic set elements for assigned productions. Responsible for running, storage, and maintenance of scenery for assigned productions.

Properties

Properties Artisan: Responsible for the building and fabrication of all stage and rehearsal properties.

Junior Properties Artisan/Stage Crew: Responsible for the building and fabrication of stage and rehearsal properties. Responsible for load in, running, storage, and maintenance of properties for assigned productions. 

Costumes

Costume Design Supervisor: Assists all designers in pulling, purchasing, and organizing materials for shop work. Oversees all acquisitions and fittings for understudy costumes.

Draper: Oversees all construction of costumes for assigned show.

First Hand: Works with draper to construct and supervise construction of costumes.

Technician: Constructs all costume pieces assigned by first hand.

Wardrobe: Works on the run of assigned productions assisting in preparation and maintenance of costumes for actors.

Costume Crafts Supervisor: Oversees all construction aspects of costume crafts (shoes, armor, hats, jewelry, accessories).

Assistant Costume Crafts Supervisor: Assists with the operation of costume crafts.

Painter/Dyer: Responsible for all painting and dyeing of fabrics as designed by the costume designer.

Senior Crafts Technician: Creates all accessory or special costume projects as designed by the costume designer (shoes, armor, hats, jewelry, accessories).

Crafts Technician: Assists senior crafts technician in the construction of all accessory or special costume projects.  

Hair and Make-up

Assistant Wigmaster: Assists wigmaster in constructing and implementing hair and make-up designs. Oversees daily operation of make-up studio, purchasing of materials, and wig construction.

Hair and Make-up Artist: Constructs wigs and hair pieces for productions. Assists actors with hairstyles, wigs, and make-up during the build of productions.

Hair and Makeup Run Crew: Assists actors with hairstyles, wigs, and make-up and maintains styles of wigs and facial hair during the run of assigned productions.

Cosmetologist: Handles all haircuts and colors for actors' hair throughout the season. Assists in the construction of wigs and hair pieces for productions. Assists actors with hairstyles, wigs, and make-up during the run of assigned productions.  Must have experience in working with African American hair.

Stage Management

Stage Manager (AEA): Coordinates and executes assigned shows. Oversees all rehearsals, scheduling, and calling of productions.

Assistant Stage Manager (Non AEA): Assists stage manager with coordination and execution of assigned shows. Responsible for creation and maintenance of the majority of show paperwork for assigned shows. Oversees all backstage operations during tech and performances.

Greenshow/Words Cubed Stage Manager (Non AEA): Responsible for the coordination and execution of The Greenshow and the Festival's new play reading series, Words Cubed. Oversees all rehearsals, notes, running lists, paperwork for shows. May assist administrative assistant with general office duties and scheduling.

Stage Management Administrative Assistant: Coordinates all scheduling of rehearsal spaces for the repertory season. Schedules all fittings, secondary, and music rehearsals. Creates and distributes daily call paperwork. May cover primary or secondary rehearsals as needed.

Production Assistant: Responsible for set up of rehearsal room, line notes, prompting, and script changes for assigned show. Assists assistant stage manager with paperwork for productions throughout rehearsal process as needed. Some positions will continue into the run of the shows.

Lighting/Audio

Master Electrician: The master electrician is responsible for managing the venue lighting team and installing systems and equipment for each production. The individual is responsible for supporting lighting designers in carrying out the production and for providing lighting support for all productions and events in assigned venue(s). Working knowledge of LED, moving lights, EOS family, and DMX over Ethernet. OSC experience is preferred.

Assistant Master Electrician: Assist the master electrician in maintaining and operating performance related electrics systems and equipment to ensure the timely and accurate realization of all lighting elements. Assist in day-to-day supervision of lighting technicians. Programs and operates light consoles during rehearsal and performances. Working knowledge of LED, moving lights, EOS family, and DMX over Ethernet. OSC experience is preferred.

Lighting Technician: Responsible for the execution of lighting on a daily basis for all assigned events. Operates light consoles during final rehearsals and performances. Operates spot lights as assigned for all productions. Working knowledge of LED, moving lights, EOS family, and DMX over Ethernet. OSC experience is preferred.

Follow Spot Operator: Operates spot lights as assigned for all productions. Assists in the execution of lighting on a daily basis for all assigned events.

FOH Audio Technician: Responsible for setup, operation, and changeover during rehearsals and performances. Duties may include live mixing of actors and/or orchestra. Working knowledge of various equipment typical of a modern sound system including various wireless and wired equipment and AoIP. OSC experience is preferred. Recording experience is a plus.

Audio Technician: Responsible for setup, operation, and changeover during rehearsals and performances. Working knowledge of various equipment typical of a modern sound system including various wireless and wired equipment and AoIP. OSC experience is preferred. Recording experience is a plus.

Wireless Mic Technician: Works in conjunction with audio supervisor, FOH engineer, and designer for set up and use of wired and wireless microphones on the musical. The position is also responsible for other wireless and wired microphone systems used throughout the Festival. Working knowledge of various equipment typical of a modern sound system including various wireless and wired equipment and AoIP. OSC experience is preferred. Recording experience is a plus. 


Questions?

Call us at 435-586-7880 or e-mail us at usfinfo@bard.org
Due the high volume of applications we receive, we regret that we are unable to respond personally to each applicant.

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