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Dallas Theater Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status. If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request. The company is pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request.

 

 

 

EDUCATION AND COMMUNITY PROGRAMS APPRENTICE (posted August 19, 2014)

The E & CP Apprentice assists in the execution of all education and community programs including assisting in the administration and facilitation of all education & community programs, as assigned by the Director of Education.  
 
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Assisting in the coordination of various on-site programs including on-site workshops, and various education events, including coordinating workshop materials.
  • Preparing content for various distributions including online, in print and in study guides.
  • Coordinating documentation for E &CP programs and documenting during programming.
  • Coordinating teacher and student interviews/surveys. 
  • Organize & facilitate new projects as mutually agreed upon 
  • Assist in marketing of education programs, including managing the E &CP mailing distribution
  • Attending and taking notes at meetings with the Community Engagement and Impact Board Committee, Education/Marketing meetings, school & community partners, and Education strategic planning meetings.
  • Shadow a teaching artist in a residency and working toward co-teaching opportunities.

Participate as a fully active team member of DTC’s Education Department; including substitute teaching when needed, assisting with the implementation of existing programs, and departmental planning. Other miscellaneous duties as needed.

SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED:
This position requires an enthusiastic individual who is very organized, shows initiative, ingenuity, thorough understanding of theater as an art form and has great communication skills.  The ideal candidate will have a strong artistic point-of-view combined with a passion for engaging new communities. The ideal candidate is an early career theater maker who thrives in a high-paced environment where multi-tasking is essential and should possess intellectual curiosity and a passion for theater. Proficiency in Microsoft Office software is a plus, as is a broad knowledge of education processes and current engagement practices.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
Candidates should have BA/BFA/BSEd, with emphasis in Theatre, Arts Education, Community Engagement or professional equivalent.

COMPENSATION
The Education & Community Programs Apprentice position is a part time position utilizing 25 hours per week, over 40 work weeks. This position will fall between the dates of September 15, 2014 and June15, 2014 as best determined by the Apprentice and their supervisor. Must be available evenings Mon – Friday; Occasional weekend commitments, Flexible hours, as mutually established. Apprentices are responsible for finding housing and transportation during their apprenticeship. This apprenticeship does not include medical benefits. Apprentice will have access to staff complimentary tickets and parking.

TO APPLY
Please email cover letter and resume to educationjobs@dallastheatercenter.org. No phone calls or Tweets, please.


 

 

SOUND STAFF TECHNICIAN  (posted August 9, 2014)

Dallas Theater Center seeks an experienced Sound Staff Technician. This individual will work in conjunction with the Sound Supervisor and Sound Designers to execute designs and run productions and events. This position requires experience on productions ranging from large-scale musicals to smaller straight plays and extensive knowledge and experience with audio equipment and systems.

The Staff Sound Technician shall function as the deck technician for the Sound Department, primarily repsonisble for maintaining and distributing the wireless microphones and serves as secondary board operator for DTC producions. The Sound Staff Technician reports to the Sound Supervisor.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Serve as wireless microphone technician. Working with the A1, Sound Designer, Sound Supervisor, and actors to prepare the mics and keep them working for productions.
  • Work with the Sound Supervisor to install and strike all sound equipment and elements in a timely manner.
  • Ensure all sound department systems are installed and functioning prior to the first technical rehearsal
  • Maintain effective communication with A1, Sound Effects Operator, Stage Manager, and other running crew members, to ensure smooth installation and operation of sound department needs on a production.
  • Maintaining a clean and safe work environment at all times.
  • Evening and weekend hours as required.
  • Other miscellaneous duties as assigned.

EDUCATION REQUIRED

BA desired in Audio Design or Theatrical Production

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

  • 5 years experience as a Theatrical Running Crew
  • 2 years experience as an Audio Technician (regional theatre setting prefered)

SKILLS & KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED

  • Working knowledge of wireless microphone systems including frequency coordination and industry standard microphone rigging and dressing techniques.
  • Working knowledge of current show playback (QLab) and studio editing software
  • Proficiency with large format audio mixers and speaker management systems
  • Appropriate knowledge of basic rigging
  • Appropriate knowledge of backstage audio and video monitoring systems
  • Thorough understanding of current theatrical sound design practices
  • Demonstrated trouble shooting and maintenance abilities
  • Demonstrated commitment to safety and safe practices in the theatre
  • Ability to climb ladders and work in high places, Grids and Catwalks
  • Ability to lift and maneuver up to 50 lbs

TO APPLY
Please email cover letter and resume to jobsearch@dallastheatercenter.org. No phone calls or Tweets, please.


 

COSTUME STITCHER (posted April 20, 2014)

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES: 
The Costume Stitcher reports to the Costume Shop Manager and is responsible for the construction of new costumes and the alteration and refurbishment of existing costumes, under the direction of the draper/tailor and first hand for a multi production season.  The stitcher must be prepared to fulfill the following responsibilities throughout the season:  construction, alteration, and finishing work using both hand and machine stitching; pressing and rolling of fabrics; pressing, steaming and correct labeling of finished costumes.

OTHER JOB DUTIES: 

  • Responsible for basic machine care and maintenance, and performs shop cleanup and maintenance as necessary.
  • Assists with organizing and moving stock as necessary and appropriate.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Costume Shop Manager.

QUALIFICATIONS
Applicants must have a BA in costume technology or comparable professional experience and minimum two years of stitching experience at the academic or professional level.  

COMPENSATION
This is a full-time, seasonal position eligible for benefits and overtime.

Send cover letter, résumé, and three references to:  Jennifer.Ables@DallasTheaterCenter.org

No phone calls or Tweets, please.


 

 
 
PRODUCTION CLICK TO ENTER OUR POOL OF CANDIDATES

Whether at our Production Facility or one of our world-renowned venues, the professionals working in Production at Dallas Theater Center are constantly challenged by a unique and dynamic work environment, and the award-winning visiting artists and designers that work with us.  If you are looking for an exciting and fulfilling role at one of this country's leading regional theaters, then this is a perfect opportunity for you.  

Candidates for all disciplines should have a dynamic approach with the ability to be proactive, resourceful, and flexible in a collaborative, fast moving environment.  

Click the link above to apply to our pool of candidates for the following departments:

  • Carpentry
  • Rigging
  • Automation
  • Paint
  • Props
  • Stage Operations
  • Stage Management
  • Lighting/Electrics
  • Audio
  • Video/Projections
  • Costumes
  • Wardrobe
  • Production Management

* This application link is NOT for any currently open position.  

**No direct emails or phone calls, please.


 

 
TEACHING ARTISTS (posted October 16, 2013)
 
Dallas Theater Center seeks highly skilled, creative teaching artists to join our nationally recognized Education Programs for Part Time/Seasonal Employment in the 2013-14 season. Teaching artists are primarily employed in our Project Discovery program. Through Project Discovery, we work with nearly 40 Title 1 Eligible high schools in the Dallas and North Texas region, distributing 1,000 free tickets per production to teachers and students and providing free busing, free teacher development workshops around each show, and free pre-show workshops for students. Students attend evening performances along with our other patrons. They arrive 90 minutes before curtain to participate in a Teaching Artist-led, hands-on workshop related to the production they will see.

We offer a competitive hourly rate and scheduling is part time and flexible. Interested applicants may send cover letter, acting/directing resume, teaching resume and references to Mara Richards.

No phone calls or Tweets, please.
 
 

 


Artistic internships

There are no artistic internship opportunities currently available at DTC. Please check at a later date -  new opportunities may become available. 

 


 

Stage Management Observers

Dallas Theater Center seeks Stage Management Observers for our 2013-2014 season. SM Observers will assist the Stage Management staff and have the opportunity to observe and participate in DTC rehearsals and tech rehearsals. This is a volunteer position and it is best suited, but not limited, to those interested in pursuing Stage Management as a career. Appropriate applicants may seek professional internship credit with his/her current college or university (as appropriate). There are multiple openings for this position. Scheduling is part time, flexible and may be short or long term, but a commitment is required. Dallas/Fort Worth locals are encouraged to apply as housing is not provided.  Résumés, references and cover letters may be sent to Eric Tysinger. No phone calls, please.


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