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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.

AUDITIONS

LOCAL AUDITIONS - ADULTS :Goodspeed Musicals is holding local Equity and non-professional auditions for its 2019 season, on Sunday, October 28th from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in East Haddam, Conn.  Goodspeed is seeking adult male and female actors. All auditions are by appointment only.  Appointments may be made starting immediately.  Please call Company Management at (860) 873-8664, ext. 721, Monday through Friday, 9 am - 5 p.m.

The Goodspeed 2019 season will be The Music Man (3/12-6/20), Because of Winn Dixie (5/29-9/5), and Billy Elliot (8/13-11/23).  The Terris 2019 season will be My Name is Ben (4/23 – 6/9) and Passing Through (7/2 – 8/18).  Candidates must be available for four weeks of rehearsal and a 5 to 12-week performance run.

For The Music Man, we are looking for male actors for the barbershop quartet.

Interested performers should bring a resume, photo and sheet music and be prepared to sing two short numbers: 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. 

LOCAL AUDITIONS - CHILDREN: Goodspeed Musicals is holding local child auditions for its 2019 season, on Sunday, November 4th from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in East Haddam, Conn.  Auditions will be for both roles and understudy positions. 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.

The Goodspeed 2019 season will be The Music Man (3/12-6/20), Because of Winn Dixie (5/29-9/5), and Billy Elliot (8/13-11/23). Candidates must be available for four weeks of rehearsal and a 12-week performance run.

For The Music Man, we are looking for boys and girls ages 7-16 for Winthrop, Amaryllis, Gracie and members of the ensemble.  Ability to play a marching band instrument a plus but not necessary.

For Because of Winn Dixie, we are looking for boys and girls with between the ages of 7 and 16 that are strong singers with a contemporary voice.  Candidates that look younger are encouraged to audition.

For Billy Elliot, we are looking for boys and girls with strong dance ability between the ages of 7 and 16.

Interested performers should bring a resume, photo and sheet music and be prepared to sing two short numbers: 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.

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

ADMINISTRATIVE POSITIONS

TEACHING ARTIST: Goodspeed Musicals is seeking applications from Teaching Artists for temporary, part-time employment as part of our Arts Education Collaboration. Goodspeed Teaching Artists lead in-school residencies and assist with partner schools’ visits to the Goodspeed campus as assigned. Principle duties and responsibilities are to teach AEC curriculum to Connecticut partner school students in elementary, middle, and high school following the lesson plans provided by the Education Director, to represent Goodspeed Musicals positively to partner institutions, and to assist with schools’ field trips to the Goodspeed campus as assigned. Teaching Artists must have professional skills, training, and experience in one or more theatrical disciplines; prior teaching or teaching artist experience on the K-12 level; experience teaching diverse and underserved populations; flexibility to work when partner schools are available; and appreciation and knowledge of musical theatre. To apply, submit a cover letter and current résumé to Erin Lafferty at elafferty@goodspeed.org.

USHERS: Looking for hard-working, responsible, and cheerful people who enjoy working with the public. Flexible part-time paid positions on evenings and weekends as well as Wednesday/Thursday afternoons.  Please stop by The Goodspeed during business hours (M-S 10am-5pm) to fill out an application, or contact Nancy Fitzgibbon at nfitzgibbon@goodspeed.org  or phone 860.873.8661 ext. 339. 

CAPITAL CAMPAIGN MANAGER to work on fund raising efforts as. The Capital Campaign Manager reports to the Director of Development and the Executive Director and is responsible for day-to-day management of Goodspeed’s capital campaign including solicitations, records, external reporting, and research. He/she will provide support for the Director of Development and Executive Director and participate actively in strategic and tactical planning for the Capital Campaign. A qualified candidate will be able to manage key responsibilities and tasks of the position including: support the Board of Trustees, Executive Director, campaign leadership and Director of Development in qualifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding major gift prospects and donors; maintain a portfolio of approximately 100 donors to solicit for specific campaign gifts; manage and continually refine campaign prospect pool; and conduct and analyze prospect research. 32 hours per week; one–year, renewable contract.

Successful candidate will be a flexible, high-energy, and creative problem-solver and have: 5-6 years of experience in development office, preferable in a campaign or major gifts environment; and/or success managing a portfolio as a major gifts officer. A bachelor’s degree is required. To apply, submit cover letter and resume to jobs@goodspeed.org   All applications are appreciated and reviewed, however only those selected for interview will be contacted.

PRODUCTION POSITIONS

RUN CREW: Goodspeed Musicals seeks run crew for our 2018 production of A Connecticut Christmas Carol. Duties include rigging, dressing and gripping scenic elements as well as assisting the other crews with their duties. Hourly plus overtime, housing available for a small weekly fee, and the possibility to be eligible to apply for the Goodspeed Musicals Andrew Isen $5,000 prize. Preferred candidates would have experience working on full scale musicals. To apply, submit cover letter, resume, availability and list of three references to jobs@goodspeed.org

STAGE CARPENTER APPRENTICE: Goodspeed Musicals seeks a stage carpenter apprentice for our 2018 production of A Connecticut Christmas Carol. Duties include rigging, dressing and gripping scenic elements as well as assisting the other crews with their duties. Position is ideal for recent graduates or individuals seeking to develop a basic knowledge of stage carpentry. Hourly plus overtime, housing available for a small weekly fee, and the possibility to be eligible to apply for the Goodspeed Musicals Andrew Isen $5,000 prize. Preferred candidates would have experience working on full scale musicals. To apply, submit cover letter, resume, availability and list of three references to jobs@goodspeed.org

COSTUME RENTAL ASSISTANT: Goodspeed Musicals is seeking to hire a part time Costume Rental Assistant to work at our Cynthia Kellogg Barrington Costume Center.  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. Part-time work hours would be during the work-week, and during normal office hours (between 9am and 5pm). 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.

WIGS STYLIST Goodspeed Musicals seeks a Wigs + Hair Stylist to learn and run the last week of our fall musical, The Drowsy Chaperone. Week of 11/26 performances, with 3-4 performances the previous week for shadowing/learning the track. Duties include hair/wig changes during performances, assisting the wardrobe department with quick changes, and performing maintenance on all wigs + facial hair. Preferred candidates would have a knowledge of period hair styling on both wigs + performers, and have experience working on full scale musicals. Professional theatrical experience in running quick changes and backstage tracking involving wigs, facial hair, and costumes is a must. Housing available. Please send cover letter, resume and list of three references to jobs@goodspeed.org.

 

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