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Job Opportunities

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.

ARTISTIC POSITIONS

None at this time.

ADMINISTRATIVE POSITIONS

USHER: Goodspeed Musicals looking for hardworking, responsible, individuals who enjoy musical theater to join our usher team.  Part-time paid seasonal position.  Must be available to work Wednesday and Thursday matinees plus some evenings/weekends.  Send resume to jobs@goodspeed.org.

BARTENDER: Goodspeed Musicals is looking for an experienced bartender to work at Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam. Must be willing to work Wednesday and Thursday matinees plus some evenings/weekends.  Send resume to jobs@goodspeed.org. 

KIDS COMPANY ACADEMY TEACHING ARTISTS: Goodspeed Musicals seeks candidates for teaching artist positions as part of the new Kids Company Academy. Teaching artists in the fields of musical theatre dance, vocal performance, and acting are encouraged to apply to teach weekly classes on the Goodspeed campus to students ages 7-18. Teaching artists are responsible for creating their own lesson content and preparing any necessary materials for their classes in coordination with the Education Department, as well as preparing students for an informal studio showcase at the end of each semester. Fall classes begin Monday, September 9, 2019 and run through Friday, December 20, 2019; spring classes begin Monday, February 3, 2020 and run through Friday, May 15t 2020. Qualified candidates will have professional skills, training, and experience in one or more musical theatre performance disciplines; prior teaching or teaching artist experience on the K-12 level; experience and desire to teach in an inclusive environment; and a commitment to fostering soft skills such as teamwork, respect, responsibility, and empathy. Please send a résumé, cover letter, and contact information for two references to jobs@goodspeed.org.

PRODUCTION POSITIONS

COSTUME RENTAL ASSISTANT: part-time to work at our costume warehouse.  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. Hours would be during the work week and during the 9am-5pm window. 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

CARPENTER/WELDER: Goodspeed Musicals has an immediate opening for a Scenic Carpenter for our 2019 season. Duties include assisting in the construction and implementation of scenic elements for each production, plus numerous outside projects. Wood working, rigging, and ability to lift 75 pounds is a must. Proficiency in welding 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.

OVERHIRE CARPENTERS FOR BUILD: Goodspeed Musicals seeks overhire carpenters to assist with build of Billy Elliot the Musical. Wood working, rigging, and ability to lift 75 pounds is a must. Welding preferred. Hourly plus overtime, and applicants have the possibility to be eligible for the Goodspeed Musicals Andrew Isen $5,000 prize. Dates are 8/19-8/30, and hours are generally 8am-4:30pm. Interested and available? Email resume to jobs@goodspeed.org- subject line: Carpentry Overhire.

OVERHIRE CARPENTERS FOR OVERNIGHT CALLS: Goodspeed Musicals seeks overhire carpenters to assist with set changeover Billy Elliot the Musical. Wood working, rigging, ability to climb 4 sets of stairs, 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. Dates are 9/5-9/13, and hours are generally 9pm-10am. Yes, these are overnights. Lunch and dinner are provided. Interested and available? Email resume to jobs@goodspeed.org- subject line: Changeover Overhire.

DRAPER: Goodspeed Musicals is seeking a Draper for fall of 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 August 5-September 13, 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.

MASTER CARPENTER Preferred candidates must have excellent woodworking, metal working, and rigging skills, and the ability to supervise a staff of scenic carpenters, apprentices, and overhire carpenters. Ability to interpret construction drawings a must and experience with AutoCAD 2013 or higher preferred.  Automation experience preferred. Responsibilities include construction, load-in and load-out of scenery for all shows, and maintaining shop tools.  Preferred candidates are available to start by July 1, 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.

PRODUCTION APPRENTICESHIPS

ELECTRICS APPRENTICE: for Fall 2019 Terris Theatre season. Duties include assisting the Production Electrician in the care and maintenance of lighting equipment, participating in the hang and focus of each show, and operating a followspot for performances. Preferred candidates would be available to start as soon as possible. Must be available at minimum November 11, 2019 through December 31, 2019. Hourly plus overtime, housing available for a small weekly fee, 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