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Goodpeed Musicals does not accept unsolicited resumes. Resumes are only accepted for specific job openings. Goodspeed Musicals is an Equal Opportunity Employer dedicated to building a culturally diverse and equitable environment and strongly encourages applications from people of color and women. Goodspeed Musicals does not discriminate in matters of employment, recruitment, admission or administration of any of its programs on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, or genetic information. EOE

Goodspeed employees are also eligible for The Andrew A. Isen Prize at Goodspeed Musicals. The prize, to be given annually, will recognize a young person between the ages of 20-29 who has demonstrated excellence in their work during the previous Goodspeed Musicals season.

AUDITIONS

NYC Equity Auditions will be announced in trade publications such as Variety and Backstage.

Goodspeed Musicals is holding LOCAL CHILD AUDITIONS for its 2019 production of Billy Elliot on Sunday, May 19, starting at 12:00 p.m. in East Haddam, CT.  Auditions will be for ballet girls and the Michel understudy.  We are looking for candidates with strong dance ability between the ages of 7 and 16. Candidates must be available for four weeks of rehearsal and a 12-week performance run, August 13 – November 24, 2019. All auditions are by appointment only.  Appointments may be made starting immediately.  Please call (860) 873-8664, ext. 721, Monday through Friday, 9 am - 5 p.m. Interested performers should bring a resume, photo, ballet shoes (girls), tap shoes (girls and boys) and the sheet music for two 16-bar cuts (an up-tempo song and a ballad).  Music must be legible and in the proper key (No lead sheets please).  An accompanist will be provided. Goodspeed reaffirms its commitment to non-discrimination and a flexible, imaginative casting policy.  Performers of all ethnicities are strongly encouraged to audition.

ARTISTIC POSITIONS

None at this time.

ADMINISTRATIVE POSITIONS

DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATE to support the efforts of the Development Department as it cultivates, acquires, and stewards individual and institutional donors by: managing and maintaining the Goodspeed donor database; generating reports, mailing lists and department communications; assisting with follow-up efforts for both solicitation and acknowledgements; assisting with the planning and execution of all departmental special events. Qualifications include a bachelor’s degree, good writing skills, excellent book keeping skills, and strong computer literacy especially in the areas of Excel and data base management. Experience with Patron Manager a plus. The ideal candidate should be self-directed, highly organized, and detail-oriented. Please send a resume and cover letter to: Development Office, Goodspeed Musicals, Box A, East Haddam, CT 0642 or jobs@goodspeed.org . No phone calls. EOE.

PRODUCTION POSITIONS

PROJECTIONS ENGINEER Goodspeed Musicals seeks a Projections Engineer for our 2019 season. Duties include assisting with the installation and set-up of projection equipment and system; supporting and assisting the Projection Designer and Programmer; and maintenance/troubleshooting (with technical support) of system and equipment throughout technical rehearsals and production run. Preferred candidates will have experience in the live event production industry and have some working knowledge of Watchout software. Great position for those in the early steps of their career. Preferred  applicants would be available between May 13, 2019 and September 8, 2019. Hourly plus overtime, and applicants have the possibility to be eligible for the Goodspeed Musicals Andrew Isen $5,000 prize. To apply, submit cover letter, resume, availability and list of three references to jobs@goodspeed.org.

AUDIO ENGINEER (TERRIS THEATRE) Goodspeed Musicals seeks an experienced Audio Engineer for for our spring production of Hi, My Name is Ben at The Terris Theatre. Preferred candidates will have experience mixing live theatre with 16-24 channels of wireless mics, be comfortable with Yamaha digital consoles, and have experience with rigging and maintenance of lavalier mics. All applicants must be available April 23, 2019 to June 28, 2019. Hourly plus overtime, and applicants have the possibility to be eligible for the Goodspeed Musicals Andrew Isen $5,000 prize. To apply, submit cover letter, resume, availability and list of three references to jobs@goodspeed.org.

COSTUME RENTAL ASSISTANT Goodspeed Musicals is immediately seeking to hire a part time Costume Rental Assistant to work at our Cynthia Kellogg Barrington Costume Center over the summer.  Responsibilities include assisting our Costume Rental team with the administrative and physical responsibilities of renting and maintaining the costume collection. Seeking candidates who are fast paced, quick learners, and confident working in Microsoft Word and Excel, can lift at least 40 lbs, able to climb 2 flights of stairs and comfortable working at heights up to 12 feet. Hourly plus overtime and preferred candidates would have a good general knowledge of period clothing, costumes, and fashion.  To apply, submit cover letter, resume, availability and list of three references to jobs@goodspeed.org.  

COSTUME SHOP MANAGER: seeking for an experienced full-time Costume Shop Manager. The successful candidate will be driven and detail-oriented; have excellent communication skills; possess demonstrated ability to prioritize and manage projects and deadlines effectively; exhibit strong administrative and organizational skills; and be familiar with the intricacies of running a regional theatre costume shop. Minimum requirements include: bachelor’s degree in theatre (BA/BFA or MFA in Costumes preferred) or 5+ years of related experience/training. For a complete posting, click here. To apply, submit cover letter and resume to jobs@goodspeed.org.

OVERHIRE AUTOCAD DRAFTSPERSON: Candidates must be self-starters who are proficient in AutoCAD with experience in reading and creating construction drawings. Candidates must have the ability to work remotely with a reliable internet connection, a license to 2017 or newer AutoCAD, and a license to Microsoft Office.  Responsibilities include creating shop drawings from designer drawings and sketches, working independently, and communicating suggestions and ideas to the Technical Director and Assistant Technical Director. Knowledge of woodworking, metalworking, construction and theatrical design preferred. To apply, submit cover letter, resume, availability and list of three references to jobs@goodspeed.org.

DRAPER: Goodspeed Musicals is seeking a Draper for our 2019 season. Responsibilities of this position include creating costumes from sketches and drawings, determining yardage for fabric and trims, fabricating patterns, either by draping or flat patternmaking, fitting costumes to actors, and alterations. Preferred candidates would have experience in supervising a small crew of first hands and stitchers, completing projects within tight deadlines and budgets, tailoring and alterations, and with domestic and industrial sewing machines and sergers. Candidates should have a working knowledge, and experience in, many costume construction techniques and costume periods/styles. Preferred applicants would be available May-September 2019. Hourly plus overtime, and the possibility to be eligible for the Goodspeed Musicals Andrew Isen $5,000 prize. To apply, submit cover letter, resume, availability and list of three references to jobs@goodspeed.org.

PROPS RUN CREW HEAD (TERRIS THEATRE) Goodspeed Musicals seeks Properties Run Crew Head for our 2019 Norma Terris Theatre season.  Seeking candidates with excellent prop maintenance skills, ability to lift at least 40lbs up several flights of stairs, good endurance for extremely physical 8 shows a week props track, and a positive attitude.  Preferred candidates would be available May 14 through the end of August 2019.  Hourly plus overtime, and applicants have the possibility to be eligible for the Goodspeed Musicals Andrew Isen $5,000 prize. To apply, submit cover letter, resume, availability and list of three references to jobs@goodspeed.org.

SCENIC CARPENTERS: Goodspeed Musicals seeks Scenic Carpenters for our 2019 season. Duties include assisting in the construction and implementation of scenic elements for each mainstage production, plus numerous outside projects. Wood working, welding, rigging, and ability to lift 75 pounds is a must. Hourly plus overtime, and applicants have the possibility to be eligible for the Goodspeed Musicals Andrew Isen $5,000 prize. To apply, submit cover letter, resume, availability and list of three references to jobs@goodspeed.org.

JOURNEYMAN CARPENTER: Goodspeed Musicals seeks a Journeyman Carpenter for our 2019 season. This is an entry level carpentry position. Duties include assisting in the construction and implementation of scenic elements for each mainstage production, plus numerous outside projects. Basic wood working skills and ability to lift 50 pounds is a must.  Preferred applicants would be available through November 2019. Hourly plus overtime, and applicants have the possibility to be eligible for the Goodspeed Musicals Andrew Isen $5,000 prize. To apply, submit cover letter, resume, availability and list of three references to jobs@goodspeed.org 

HAIR AND WIG SUPERVISOR: Goodspeed Musicals seeks a Hair and Wig Supervisor for our 2019 season. Duties include hair/wig changes during performances, assisting the wardrobe department with quick changes, and performing maintenance and repairs on all wigs & facial hair. Candidates must have a knowledge of period hair styling on human hair and synthetic wigs.  All applicants must be comfortable working directly with performers own hair.  Professional theatrical experience in running quick changes and backstage tracking involving wigs, facial hair, and costumes a must. Basic skills in ventilating and wig construction are required.  All applicants must be available April 1, 2019 to December 1, 2019, and be comfortable around and with large dogs and be free of any allergies to dogs. Hourly plus overtime, and the possibility to be eligible for the Goodspeed Musicals Andrew Isen $5,000 prize. To apply, submit cover letter, theatrical experience and wig making resume, availability, and list of three references to jobs@goodspeed.org.

FIRST HAND: Goodspeed Musicals is seeking a First Hand for our 2019 season. Seeking applicants with strong stitching skills, knowledge of major alterations, and experience working on full scale musicals. Preferred candidates would be available May through September 2019. Hourly plus overtime, and the possibility to be eligible for the Goodspeed Musicals Andrew Isen $5,000 prize. To apply, submit cover letter, resume, availability and list of three references to jobs@goodspeed.org.

STITCHER: Goodspeed Musicals is seeking a Stitcher for the 2019 season. Seeking applicants with strong stitching skills, knowledge of major alterations, and experience working on full scale musicals.  Preferred candidates would be available May through September 2019. Hourly plus overtime, and the possibility to be eligible for the Goodspeed Musicals Andrew Isen $5,000 prize. To apply, submit cover letter, resume, availability and list of three references to jobs@goodspeed.org.

TERRIS THEATRE WARDROBE SUPERVISOR: Goodspeed Musicals is seeking a Wardrobe Supervisor for the 2019 Norma Terris Theatre season. Responsibilities include load-in and strike, dressing and quick changes, and costume maintenance. Candidates must be available from May 6, 2019 through September 1, 2019, and preferred candidates would have experience working on full scale musicals. Hourly plus overtime, and the possibility to be eligible for the Goodspeed Musicals Andrew Isen $5,000 prize. To apply, submit cover letter, resume, availability and list of three references to jobs@goodspeed.org.

PRODUCTION APPRENTICESHIPS

AUDIO APPRENTICE/AUDIO SWING: Goodspeed Musicals has an immediate opening for an Audio Apprentice/Audio Swing for our upcoming productions of The Music Man. Duties include assisting Designer and Engineer in the setup and maintenance of audio equipment, including wireless microphones and pit audio/video. Applicants should have some experience working with wireless microphones and microphone rigging. Hourly plus overtime, and applicants have the possibility to be eligible for the Goodspeed Musicals Andrew Isen $5,000 prize. To apply, submit cover letter, resume, availability and list of three references to jobs@goodspeed.org.

Wig Apprentice: Goodspeed Musicals seeks a Wig Apprentice for our 2019 season. Duties include assisting the Resident Hair Designer and Wig Supervisor with all tasks associated with running the hair department.  Responsibilities include but are not limited to; the styling and maintenance of all wigs and facial hair, repairing and ventilating pieces as needed, creating and updating production paperwork, act as a swing to cover the Wig Supervisor in the event of a planned or emergency absence, assisting the Costume Rental Collection staff with daily operations including; the transfer of costumes, labeling, restocking, and repairs of inventory, and assisting in the creation/data entry of inventories. Preferred candidates would be available April  through November 2019, and be comfortable around and with large dogs and be free of any allergies to dogs. Hourly plus overtime, company housing option available, and the possibility to be eligible for the Goodspeed Musicals Andrew Isen $5,000 prize. To apply, submit cover letter, theatrical experience and wig making resume, availability, and list of three references to jobs@goodspeed.org

Opera House Props Run Crew Apprentice: Goodspeed Musicals has an immediate opening for a  Properties Apprentice for our 2019 season.  Seeking candidates with excellent prop maintenance skills, ability to lift at least 40lbs, good endurance for extremely physical 8 shows a week props track, and a positive attitude. All applicants must be available from April to late November, and be comfortable around and with large dogs and be free of any allergies to dogs. Hourly plus overtime, and applicants have the possibility to be eligible for the Goodspeed Musicals Andrew Isen $5,000 prize. To apply, submit cover letter, resume, availability and list of three references to jobs@goodspeed.org.