Employment Opportunities

2014 Summer Season

Season will consist of a four-show repertory and a children’s show.

Texas Shakespeare Festival
in residence at Kilgore College – Kilgore, TX
May 18 – July 31

The Festival is searching for qualified technical theatre artists to fill positions for all technical areas including costumes, lighting, properties, scenic, scene painting, sound, stage management, ticket office, and gift shop / concessions.

Stipends for technical positions vary but all positions include dorm room and eleven meals a week.

The Festival’s work call schedule is filled with the work required for a five show rotating (a different show each night) repertory season with a daily work call that is scheduled from 9:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m., six days a week for the five-week production period.  After the shows are up and running some members will remain to serve on running and changeover crews with a significant reduction in the daily work schedule.  Most crew members will be assigned to running crews for two or three shows in the five-show season. All technicians are assigned to serve on the Change-over crew.  Changeovers are scheduled in the afternoon and evening after the performances.

To apply send a résumé with current mailing address, telephone number, and Email address and at least three letters of recommendation to the Festival Office:

Texas Shakespeare Festival
1100 Broadway
Kilgore, TX  75662
Phone: 903-983-8119 / Fax:  903-983-8124
Email: Info@TexasShakespeare.com

Materials should be received by February 4, 2014.

 

COSTUME DEPARTMENT

Costume Shop Supervisor/Head of Wardrobe  -  POSITION FILLED

Position offers a $5,000 stipend for a ten-week contract (May 17-July 30), single occupancy dorm room, eleven meals a week, and a $350 travel reimbursement.


Costume Cutter/Drapers -  POSITION FILLED

Position offers a $3,500 stipend for a six-week contract (May 17-July 2), double occupancy dorm room, eleven meals a week, and a $350 travel reimbursement.


 

First Hands -  POSITION FILLED

Position offers a $3,000 stipend for a six-week contract (May 17-July 2), double occupancy dorm room, eleven meals a week, and a $350 travel reimbursement.


Stitcher/Wardrobe -  POSITION FILLED

Position offers a $3,000 stipend for a ten-week contract (May 17 – July 30), double occupancy dorm room, and eleven meals a week.


Costume Intern/Wardrobe -  POSITION FILLED

Position offers a $1,250 stipend for a ten-week contract (May 17 – July 30), double occupancy dorm room, and eleven meals a week.

 

LIGHTING DEPARTMENT

Master Electrician/Lighting Designer  -  POSITION FILLED

Position offers a $4,000 stipend for a ten-week contract (May 17 – July 30), double occupancy dorm room, eleven meals a week, and a $350 travel reimbursement.


Assistant Master Electrician -  POSITION FILLED

Position offers a $3,000 stipend for a ten-week contract (May 17-July 30), double occupancy dorm room, and eleven meals a week.


Lighting Intern 

Position offers a $1,250 stipend for a ten-week contract (May 17-July 30) double occupancy dorm room, and eleven meals a week.

 

 

PROPERTIES DEPARTMENT

Properties Supervisor  -  POSITION FILLED

Position offers a $3,500 stipend for a six-week contract (May 14-July 2), single occupancy dorm room, eleven meals a week, and a $350 travel reimbursement.


Properties Artisan -  POSITION FILLED

Position offers a $3,500 stipend for a ten-week contract (May 17-July 30), double occupancy dorm room, eleven meals a week, and a $350 travel reimbursement.

 


Properties Intern  

Position offers a $1,250 stipend for a ten-week contract (May 17-July 30), double occupancy dorm room, and eleven meals a week.

 

 

SCENIC DEPARTMENT

Festival Technical Director –  POSITION FILLED

 


 

Scenic Charge Artist -  POSITION FILLED

Position offers a $3,500 stipend for a six-week contract (May 12-July 2),  private dorm room, eleven meals a week, and a $350 travel reimbursement.

 


 

Scenic Artist -  POSITION FILLED

Position offers a $3,500 stipend for a ten-week contract (May 17-July 30),  double dorm room, eleven meals a week, and a $350 travel reimbursement.

 


 

Scenic Painting Intern -  POSITION FILLED

Position offers a $1,250 stipend for a ten-week contract (May 17-July 30), double dorm room, and eleven meals a week.


Master Carpenter -  POSITION FILLED

Position offers a $5,000 stipend for an eleven-week contract (May 12-July 31), double occupancy dorm room, and eleven meals a week. 


Lead Scenic Carpenter  -  POSITION FILLED

Position offers a $4,500 stipend for an eleven-week contract (May 12-July 31), double occupancy dorm room, and eleven meals a week.


Scenic Carpenter   

Position offers a $4,000 stipend for an eleven-week contract (May 12-July 30), double occupancy dorm room, and eleven meals a week.

 

SOUND DEPARTMENT

 

Sound Technician -  POSITION FILLED

Position offers a $3,000 stipend for a ten-week contract (May 17-July 31), double occupancy dorm room, and eleven meals a week.

 


Sound Intern  -  POSITION FILLED


Position offers a $1,250 stipend for a ten-week contract (May 17-July 30), double occupancy dorm room, and eleven meals a week.

 

 

AUDIENCES SERVICES DEPARTMENT 

Audience Services / Ticket Office Manager 

Position offers a $4,000 stipend for a ten-week contract (May 14-July 30), private occupancy dorm room, eleven meals a week, and a $350 travel reimbursement.


Audience Services / Concession and Gift Shop Manager  -  POSITION FILLED

Position offers a $3,500 stipend for a ten-week contract (May 17-July 30), double occupancy dorm room, eleven meals a week, and a $350 travel reimbursement.


Audience Services / Ticket Office and Concession Gift Shop Assistant Manager 

Position offers a $2,500 stipend for a ten-week contract (May 14-July 30), double occupancy dorm room, and eleven meals a week.


Audience Services / Ticket Office and Concession Gift Shop Intern 

Position offers a $1,250 stipend for a ten-week contract (May 14-July 30), double occupancy dorm room, and eleven meals a week.

 

Contract Information

Contracts range from six, ten, or eleven weeks. All contracts include housing and eleven meals a week.  A limited number of positions include travel allowance. All positions are paid and vary according to position, experience and training.

Contract Dates

  • Carpenters, Set Designer, Scenic Charge Artist and Stage Managers arrive: May 12, 2014
  • Audience Services and Properties Supervisor arrives : May 14, 2014
  • Remaining Company Members arrive: May 17, 2014
  • Rehearsals run May 18 – July 25, 2014
  • Performances run June 26 – July 27, 2014

The majority of Summer full-season company members are contracted through July 30, 2014 to allow for a company strike and housing checkout.

To Apply

Apply Online by E-mailing letter of interest specifying area of interest, and resumé.

The three letters of recommendation can be sent separately.

Send to Info@TexasShakespeare.com  or  TSF, 1100 Broadway, Kilgore, Texas  75662

 

Apply by Mail

Paper applications must include a cover letter specifying area of interest, resumé, with three letters of recommendation and mailed to:

Technical Personnel
Texas Shakespeare Festival
1100 Broadway
Kilgore, Texas 75662-3204

 

The deadline to apply for Summer positions is February 4, 2014.

 

Questions?

Verification

John Dodd, TSF Managing Director
JDodd@TexasShakespeare.com
Phone: 903.983.8119 / FAX 903-983-8124
www.TexasShakespeare.com
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