Staff Positions

Costume Shop Manager

The Costume Shop Manager reports to the Production Manager.

Basic Purpose and Objective of the Role:

The Costume Shop Manager is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the Costume Shop for Orlando Repertory Theatre including, but is not limited to:  managing the execution of costume designs for all productions, department budgeting, costume shop personnel, and maintaining the costume inventory.   To serve as a positive representative for Orlando REP in the community with a commitment to provide “The Finest in Family Theatre!”

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Provide costume support to all events and activities sponsored by Orlando REP.
  • Manage all spaces within the assigned area of costuming.
  • Work closely with the designers in the execution of their designs.
  • Supervise and participate in the construction, alteration, repair, cleaning, maintenance, inventory, and storage of costumes.
  • Act as shopper/buyer for productions as needed.
  • Track and report all expenses associated with the operation of the costume shop, including purchases, maintenance, and personnel.
  • Maintain up-to-date budget information concerning each production.
  • Work closely with other members of the staff to ensure a smooth operation between departments.
  • Retain confidentiality on all aspects related to the company, performers, and staff.
  • Track and report all rental costumes and collect fees.
  • Train and manage the full-time and part-time costume shop staff including interns and volunteers.
  • Assist in integrating UCF’s MFA students and interns throughout the Orlando REP organization.
  • Maintain Orlando REP’s inventory of costumes and ensure these items are stored in a clean and orderly manner.
  • Ensure that show costumes are maintained in a clean and usable manner during the run of the show.
  • Work occasional nights and weekends.
  • In conjunction with the production staff maintain a safe, efficient, organized, and clean working environment of all shop and production operations.
Required Skills:
  • Ability to read and interpret costume renderings.
  • Strong understanding of design and construction of costumes.
  • Experience in cutting, draping, dyeing, pattern making, measurements, alterations, painting, costume crafts, make-up, and wigs.
  • Strong and demonstrated ability to collaborate with a production team.
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and follow schedules.
  • Demonstrated leadership and management skills.
  • Ability to remain calm and collected under pressure.
  • Represent an example of honesty and integrity.
  • Strong written and verbal communications.
  • Strong budget and cost controls skills.
  • Ability to work independently.

Experience:

  • Three to five years experience in a theatrical costume shop at a graduate or professional level.
  • Degree in Theatrical Costuming (BA or BFA) is preferred or equivalent professional experience.

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter by email to [email protected] with the subject line: 2018 Costume Shop Manager by July 27, 2018.

 

Assistant Technical Director

The Assistant Technical Director reports to the Technical Director and Production Manager.

Basic Purpose and Objective of the Role:

The Assistant Technical Director (ATD) will maintain Orlando REP’s high standard for safety and craftsmanship while carrying out scene shop responsibilities for production season as well as other related duties as assigned. To serve as a positive representative for Orlando REP and in the community with a commitment to provide “The Finest in Family Theatre!”

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Perform duties as head carpenter in the scene shop.
  • Serve as instructor and master craftsperson for shop interns and overhire crews.
  • Assist the Technical Director in creating technical solutions for various scenic and rigging challenges.
  • Read and interpret shop drawings and renderings.
  • Plan the construction projects as assigned, determine proper sequence of operation, as well as space, tools, and materials required.
  • Develop cut-lists, and use a variety of tools, processes, and materials to construct scenery.
  • Participate in the installation and strike for all productions.
  • Work occasional nights and weekends.
  • In conjunction with the production staff maintain a safe, efficient, organized, and clean working environment of all shop and production operations.
  • Develop construction sketches/drafting for production or shop projects.
  • Act as shopper/buyer for productions as assigned.
  • Perform maintenance and repair of shop tools and equipment as well as assist in building maintenance.
  • Serve as a member of the safety committee.
Required Skills:
  • Ability to read and interpret shop drawings.
  • Extremely proficient in carpentry using various sheet materials (e.g. plywood, MDF, masonite, plexiglass) and stick lumber.
  • Proficient in theatrical rigging practice and hardware.
  • Knowledgeable in Metalworking and MIG welding.
  • Knowledgeable in using scenic fabrics for various tasks (e.g. muslin, burlap, duvetyn, velour, scrim) and basic sewing skills.
  • Experience working in a theatrical scene shop environment.
  • Strong and demonstrated ability to collaborate with a production team.
  • Ability to remain calm and collected under pressure.
  • Demonstrated leadership and management skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and follow schedules.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Valid driver’s license and be comfortable driving a cargo van.
  • Ability to lift 50lbs.
  • Ability to climb stairs and ladders, and also stand for long periods of time.
  • Ability to work at significant elevations (e.g. theater grid or genie upright lift).
Experience:
  • Three to five years experience in technical theater production at a graduate or professional level.
  • Degree in technical theater, BA or BFA, is preferred, or equivalent professional experience.

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter by email to [email protected] with the subject line: 2018 Assistant Technical Director by July 20, 2018.

Production Positions

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.

Qualifications

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 inthe 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 to [email protected] with the subject line: Sound Board Operator Application.

 

Light Board Operators

We are accepting resumes for Light Board Operators in the Central Florida area!  Interested applicants should be self-motivated, comfortable working independently and in collaboration with others, and is comfortable working with children, students, and professional actors. This position is contracted per show and reports to the Lighting & Sound Director and Stage Manager.  Light 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.

Qualifications

Ideal candidates should have extensive experience in theatrical lighting, including:

  • A working knowledge to ETC Ion and Eos family lighting consoles, including general operation and basic programming commands
  • The ability to troubleshoot conventional and intelligent lighting fixtures, including Chauvet, Vari-Lite, and Elation
  • A working knowledge of networked, DMX, and wireless control systems
  • Comfortable maintaining and troubleshooting fog and haze systems
  • Comfortable working at heights, on ladders, and in a genie lift
  • The ability to lift 50 pounds

Interested applicants should send a resume to [email protected] with the subject line: Light Board Operator Application.

 

Wardrobe Crew

We are accepting resumes for Wardrobe Crew members 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 1 year professional experience. This position is contracted per show and reports to the costume shop and stage management. Wardrobe crew is required to attend all tech week dress 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.

Responsibilities
  • Performing costume care and maintenance including laundry, spot cleaning, pressing, and steaming
  • Completing minor repairs and stitching as needed
  • Assisting performers with costume changes before, during, and after performances as needed
  • Maintaining dressing plots and costume related show paperwork
  • Maintaining costume inventory and dressing room spaces
  • Maintaining and applying wigs and/or make-up for performances as needed
  • Maintaining a calm, professional demeanor for performers in your care
Qualifications
  • Experience in basic machine and hand sewing
  • Ability to manage time effectively
  • Ability to remain calm under pressure
  • Ability to troubleshoot and problem solve quickly
  • Ability to communicate with other team members concerning problems and possible solutions
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Experience with wigs and make-up is a plus

Interested applicants should send a resume to [email protected] with the subject line: Wardrobe Crew Application.

 

Stitchers

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.

Responsibilities:
  • 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
Qualifications:
  • 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.

 

Carpenters

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.

Individuals interested in design should email a resume and design samples to the Production Manager at [email protected] for future consideration.

Individuals interested in stage management, run crew, scenic art, carpentry, costume construction, lighting, sound, and props should email a resume (and if possible, portfolio samples) to the Assistant Production Manager at [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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