Orlando Repertory Theatre is one of Central Florida’s oldest arts groups. Orlando REP or “The REP” for short, is Florida’s only professional Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA) and we are the seventh iteration of a company that started in 1926. In our three-theater facility, we host over 75,000 patrons each year to our professional productions and impact the lives of thousands through our education programming. We work closely with the University of Central Florida in many different capacities, most notably the Master of Fine Arts program in TYA. We embrace the power of cultural diversity and inclusion on our Staff (Full-time, Part-time, and Seasonal Employees) and Board of Directors, and continuously strive to maintain a team that accurately reflects our community that we serve.
Currently, we do not have any full-time positions available. However, there are many ways to join our family here at Orlando REP (including some education and production positions below)! Be sure to check the Get Involved page for additional information.
The Lead Teaching Artist is responsible for inspiring and educating the young people in their assigned classes. Teaching Artists serve as a positive representative for Orlando REP with a commitment to provide “The Finest in Family Theatre!” Teaching Artists report to the Education Director.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Develop, write, and submit age & contextually appropriate lesson plans based on Youth Academy guideposts and Florida State standards
- Maintain a safe learning environment through supporting student well-being, confidence, and personal growth
- Manage classroom behavior, procedures, and assessments
- Maintain check in/out sheets
- Support program evaluation
- Attend all required meetings and training sessions
- Mentor Assistant Teaching Artists and student Apprentices
- Facilitate final class presentations
- Must be a team player who leads by example, exhibits a strong work ethic, and is committed to Orlando REP’s philosophy of creating experiences that engage, enlighten, and entertain the youth of Central Florida.
- Ability to pass a background check required.
- Demonstrated experience in theater or other performing arts (Bachelor’s degree, MFA or related training/experience) preferred.
- Prior work leading youth required.
This position is contracted per class.
Interested applicants should send a resume to [email protected] with the subject line: Teaching Artist Application.
Wardrobe Crew Member
The Wardrobe Crew Member (seasonal employee) is responsible for the overall execution and implementation of the running and maintenance of costumes and wigs during a production at Orlando Repertory Theatre. The Wardrobe Crew Member reports to the Costume Shop and production Stage Management.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Assist performers with costume changes before, during, and after performances
- Assist performers with wig and/or make-up application
- Perform costume care and maintenance on all garments and accessories associated with the production, including laundry, spot cleaning, pressing, and steaming
- Perform minor repairs and stitching as needed
- Maintain wigs, including minor style touch-ups as needed
- Maintain dressing plots and costume related production paperwork
- Maintain costume inventory and dressing room spaces
- Communicate costume related notes with Stage Management and/or Costume Shop
- Assist with the run crew with scene changes, prop hand-offs, etc. as needed
- Attend all tech/dress rehearsals
- Attend all performances
- The typical performance schedule is Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 10:30am, and Saturdays and Sundays at 2pm and 5:30pm. Wednesdays are darks.
- Experience in Costume Production and/or Wardrobe Crew
- Experience in basic machine and hand sewing
- Experience with wigs and make-up
- Ability to remain calm under pressure
- Ability to troubleshoot and problem solve quickly
- Ability to work in a fast pace environment while maintaining strict attention to detail
- Strong communication skills
This position is contracted per production with contracts running from 5-8 weeks in length. Compensation starts at $300 per week.
Interested applicants should send a resume to [email protected] with the subject line: Wardrobe Crew Application.
Sound Board Operators
We are accepting resumes for Sound Board Operators in the Central Florida area! Interested applicants should be self-motivated, comfortable working independently and in collaboration with others, and comfortable working with children, students, and professional actors. This position is contracted per show and reports to the Lighting & Sound Director, Sound Designer, and Stage Manager. Sound Board Operators are required to attend all technical rehearsals as well as all performances. The typical performance schedule is Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday at 10:30am and Saturday and Sunday at 2pm and 5:30pm. Wednesday is dark.
Ideal candidates should have extensive experience in theatrical sound, including:
- Mixing up to 24 wireless microphones
- Mixing a live band and mixing pre-recorded tracked music
- Comfortable with digital and analog mixing console set-up and operation (specifically Yamaha and Behringer)
- Knowledgeable in the setup and troubleshooting of wireless microphones and RF frequencies
- The ability to troubleshoot analog and digital sound systems
- Experience programming QLab is a plus
Interested applicants should send a resume to [email protected] with the subject line: Sound Board Operator Application.
We are accepting resumes for experienced over hire Stitchers in the Central Florida area! Ideal candidates should be organized and self-motivated with a degree in Costume Production or related field with a minimum of 2 years professional experience. This position is a part time, over hire role that reports directly to the Costume Shop Manager.
- Costume construction, alteration, and finishing work using both hand and machine stitching
- Cutting garments from commercial and original patterns as needed
- Assisting with fittings as needed
- Assisting with craft projects as needed
- Performs other duties as assigned by Costume Shop Manager as needed
- Experience in a variety of machine sewing techniques (domestic & industrial)
- Experience in a variety of hand sewing techniques
- Ability to manage time effectively
- Ability to perform maintenance of personal work area, including sewing machinery as necessary to keep work moving effectively
- Ability to communicate with other team members concerning problems and possible solutions
- Good interpersonal and communication skills
- Patterning, Draping, and/or Millinery skills are a plus
Interested applicants should send a resume (and if possible, portfolio samples) to [email protected] with the subject line: Over Hire Stitcher Application. A skills assessment may be given prior to employment as needed.
We are accepting resumes for experienced, over hire Carpenters in the Central Florida area! Carpenters should be self-motivated, comfortable working independently and in collaboration with others, and have previous experience in stage carpentry. Rigging, metalworking, and/or foam carving skills are also preferred. Carpenters must be able to read technical drawings and use them to create a finished product in a safe and timely manner, and with great attention to detail. Over hire positions are on an as-needed basis and carpenters may work up to 40 hours per week.
Interested applicants should send a resume (and if possible, portfolio samples) to [email protected] with the subject line: Over Hire Carpenter Application.
Orlando Repertory Theatre is always accepting resumes for part-time, over hire, and contract work in production and design.
- Design: Please email a resume and design samples to [email protected] for future consideration.
- Stage Management and Run Crew: Please email a resume to [email protected] for future consideration.
- Lighting and Sound: Please email a resume to [email protected] for future consideration.
- Props: Please email a resume and portfolio samples to [email protected] for future consideration.
- Carpentry and Scenic Art: Please email a resume and portfolio samples to [email protected] for future consideration.
- Costume Construction and Wigs: Please email a resume and portfolio samples to [email protected] for future consideration.
Orlando Repertory Theatre is an equal opportunity employer and as such, we consider individuals for employment according to their abilities and performance. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, age, religion, color, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, physical or mental disability, marital or veteran status, or any other classification protected by law.
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