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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.


 

ADMINISTRATIVE POSITIONS

GRANT WRITER

GOODSPEED MUSICALS, a two-time Tony Award-winning LORT theater in East Haddam, CT, seeks a Grant Writer who will generate income/revenue from the foundation and government sectors through research and writing of grants. The Grant Writer will create, manage and maintain grant calendar, create foundation and government grant proposals, and grant reports and contracts. They will identify, research, and strategically cultivate new foundation prospects as well as manage and maintain accurate budget and revenue documents. Qualified candidates must have superb time management skills and ability to meet deadlines, strong organization skills and ability to manage multiple priorities, Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience of three years job related fundraising and development work experience, preferably in a fast-paced, non-profit environment and ideally in an arts organization, strong financial skills, exceptional attention to detail and proactive attitude, excellent verbal and written communication skills, ability to be flexible with assignments and priorities, and must have a good sense of humor. Salary is between $22 -$25 hourly DOE, part-time (20 hours weekly on average), non-exempt. For the full job posting, please visit www.goodspeed.org/about/career-opportunities.

 Send cover letter, resume, and professional references to jobs@goodspeed.org. Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the community we serve. Goodspeed Musicals is committed to creating an equitable, inclusive, and accessible workplace environment, and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, non-gender binary/trans individuals, BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color), and people with disabilities are STRONGLY encouraged to apply!

BOX OFFICE REPRESENTATIVE

Goodspeed Musicals seeks a box office representative to sell tickets and provide information about our organization’s events. Must be comfortable working with a computerized ticketing system, have a professional demeanor, and provide superior customer service both in person and on the phone. Part-time position includes weekdays, weekends and some evenings. This position is currently work from home and will change to in-person work in the next few months. 15-20 hours per week. Salary is $12.30 per hour.

Please send cover letter, resume, and professional references to jobs@goodspeed.org. Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the community we serve. Goodspeed Musicals is committed to creating an equitable, inclusive, and accessible workplace environment and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, non-gender-binary/trans individuals, BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color), and people with disabilities are STRONGLY encouraged to apply!

DIRECTOR OF FINANCE

GOODSPEED MUSICALS, a two-time Tony Award-winning LORT theater in East Haddam, CT, seeks a Director of Finance to oversee and manage all financial systems of the organization, with an annual budget of approximately $10M. The successful candidate will have an anticipated start date of August 1, 2021. The Director of Finance has the primary responsibility for Goodspeed Musicals’ finance operations, including day-to-day, month-end, and quarterly accounting processes and financial reporting; creation and monitoring of detailed budgets and forecasts; supervising accounts payable/receivable, payroll, and benefits management; managing the annual audit, 990 preparation, and state charitable registrations; preparing and assisting with grant budgets and reports, government and charitable aid applications, and preparation for and liaising with the Board and Board Committees as needed. Qualified applicants will have 5+ years of experience in accounting; experience leading and preparing a non-profit organization through annual audit; ability to effectively present complex financial information and respond to questions with stakeholders at various levels; and a keen understanding of non-profit finance practices. Salary is between $80,000-$90,000/annual DOE, full-time, exempt, benefits-eligible.

For the full job posting, please click below. Send cover letter, resume, and professional references to jobs@goodspeed.org. Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the community we serve. Goodspeed Musicals is committed to creating an equitable, inclusive, and accessible workplace environment, and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, non-gender binary/trans individuals, BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color), and people with disabilities are STRONGLY encouraged to apply!

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PRODUCTION POSITIONS

PRODUCTION ASSISTANT

Goodspeed Musicals, a two-time Tony Award-winning LORT theater in East Haddam. CT, seeks Stage Management Apprentices/Production Assistants for the 2021 and 2022 seasons.  SM Apprentices/Production Assistants are key members of the stage management teams on all Goodspeed productions. The position is ideal for non-AEA stage managers to work on complex musicals with limited spatial resources.

Duties include assisting the PSM and ASM with setting up and managing daily rehearsals, technical rehearsals onstage, and performances. This encompasses generating paperwork and run sheets; working closely with our creative teams, actors, and run crews; coordinating people and things in close quarters; helping maintain the show from both technical and artistic standpoints; as well as lending a hand with all other aspects of stage management life at Goodspeed.

Candidates should be intensely focused on a career in stage management and be able to handle a great deal of detail in a fast-paced environment. Flexibility, creative thinking, and a high level of written and verbal communication skill is required. Of course, the ability to work well with others, make coffee, and wrangle copy machines is necessary—as is a sense of humor. 

The ideal candidate will also have stage management experience outside the confines of college; knowledge of the AEA/LORT contract; the ability to understand musical terms and follow a score; and familiarity with the challenges in working on long-running shows.

One position for qualified non-AEA candidates beginning on/around mid-August 2021 continuing through November 2021, as well as positions for our 2022 Season are available. Salary is $13.00/hour. Overtime paid when working over 40 hours/week. Housing available for a weekly fee. 

Email cover letter, resumé, & three references (in PDF format) to: Brad Spachman, Production Stage Manager: brad@goodspeed.org. Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the community we serve. Goodspeed Musicals is committed to creating an equitable, inclusive, and accessible workplace environment, and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, non-gender binary/trans individuals, BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color), and people with disabilities are STRONGLY encouraged to apply.

SCENIC CARPENTER

Goodspeed Musicals seeks a Scenic Carpenter for the build of our 2021 fall production. Duties include construction and implementation of scenic elements for the mainstage production. Wood working, welding, rigging, and ability to lift 75 pounds is a must. Applicants must be available August 9th through October 8th. Hourly rate of $16.00 plus overtime. To apply, submit cover letter, resume, and list of three references to jobs@goodspeed.org.

Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the community we serve. Goodspeed Musicals is committed to creating an equitable, inclusive, and accessible workplace environment, and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, non-gender binary/trans individuals, BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color), and people with disabilities are STRONGLY encouraged to apply!

JOURNEYMAN CARPENTER

Goodspeed Musicals seeks a Journeyman Carpenter for the build of our 2021 fall production. This is an entry level carpentry position. Duties include assisting in the construction and implementation of scenic elements for the mainstage production. Basic wood working skills and ability to lift 50 pounds is a must.  Applicants must be available August 9th through October 8th. Hourly rate range of $14.00-$15.00 based on experience, plus overtime. To apply, submit cover letter, resume, and list of three references to jobs@goodspeed.org.

Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the community we serve. Goodspeed Musicals is committed to creating an equitable, inclusive, and accessible workplace environment, and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, non-gender binary/trans individuals, BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color), and people with disabilities are STRONGLY encouraged to apply!

COSTUME SHOP TECHNICHIAN

Goodspeed Musicals is seeking a Costume Shop Technician for our upcoming 2021 fall production. Under the guidance of the Costume Shop Manager, the Costume Shop Technician will alter and construct costumes and assist with costume crafts. This position may occasionally assist in costume fittings, and will be required to take part in cleaning, restocking and shop maintenance. The ideal candidate will possess excellent skills in altering contemporary commercial garments using industrial and domestic sewing machines and hand stitching, and will be able to understand and complete alterations as pinned with minimal supervision. Also of interest is previous experience in a regional theater (LORT) costume shop, customer service skills, and the ability to work pleasantly as part of a small, close knit team. Preferred candidates will be available August 9th through October 8th 2021. $14-$16 per hour, plus overtime. Occasional evening and weekend hours may be required. 

Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the community we serve. Goodspeed Musicals is committed to creating an equitable, inclusive, and accessible workplace environment, and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, non-gender binary/trans individuals, BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color), and people with disabilities are STRONGLY encouraged to apply!


 

PRODUCTION APPRENTICESHIPS

ELECTRICS APPRENTICE

Goodspeed Musicals is seeking Electrics Apprentices/Spotlight Operators for our 2021 fall production of A Grand Night for Singing. Duties include assisting the Head Electrician in the care and maintenance of lighting equipment, participating in hang, focus, and strike, and operating a followspot for all performances. Preferred candidates would be available August 23 through December 10, 2021. Hourly rate of $13.00 plus overtime, and housing is available for a small weekly fee. To apply, submit cover letter, resume, availability and list of three references to jobs@goodspeed.org.

Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the community we serve. Goodspeed Musicals is committed to creating an equitable, inclusive, and accessible workplace environment, and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, non-gender binary/trans individuals, BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color), and people with disabilities are STRONGLY encouraged to apply

WARDROBE APPRENTICE

Goodspeed Musicals is seeking a Wardrobe Apprentice for our 2021 fall production. Responsibilities include load-in and strike, dressing and quick changes (including Wigs), and costume maintenance.  All applicants must be available September 14, 2021 through November 28th, 2021. Preferred candidates would have strong hand sewing skills and experience working on full scale musicals. $13.00 per hour plus overtime with housing available for a small weekly fee. To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, and a list of three references to jobs@goodspeed.org.

Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the community we serve. Goodspeed Musicals is committed to creating an equitable, inclusive, and accessible workplace environment, and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, non-gender binary/trans individuals, BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color), and people with disabilities are STRONGLY encouraged to apply!


 

AUDITIONS

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

ARTISTIC POSITIONS

No openings at this time - please check back.

GOODSPEED MUSICALS, a two-time Tony Award-winning LORT theater in East Haddam,
CT, seeks a Director of Finance to oversee and manage all financial systems of the organization,
with an annual budget of approximately $10M. The successful candidate will have an anticipated
start date of August 1, 2021. The Director of Finance has the primary responsibility for
Goodspeed Musicals’ finance operations, including day-to-day, month-end, and quarterly
accounting processes and financial reporting; creation and monitoring of detailed budgets and
forecasts; supervising accounts payable/receivable, payroll, and benefits management; managing
the annual audit, 990 preparation, and state charitable registrations; preparing and assisting with
grant budgets and reports, government and charitable aid applications, and preparation for and
liaising with the Board and Board Committees as needed. Qualified applicants will have 5+ years
of experience in accounting; experience leading and preparing a non-profit organization through
annual audit; ability to effectively present complex financial information and respond to
questions with stakeholders at various levels; and a keen understanding of non-profit finance
practices. Salary is between $80,000-$90,000/annual DOE, full-time, exempt, benefits-eligible.
For the full job posting, please visit www.goodspeed.org/about/career-opportunities.
Send cover letter, resume, and professional references to jobs@goodspeed.org. Our goal is to be
a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the community we serve.
Goodspeed Musicals is committed to creating an equitable, inclusive, and accessible workplace
environment, and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, non-gender binary/
trans individuals, BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color), and people with disabilities
are STRONGLY encouraged to apply!