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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

Goodspeed Musicals’ holiday hit A Connecticut Christmas Carol returns for a third year to The Terris Theatre, December 4 – 28, and it could be your chance to join a professional acting company! Goodspeed will be holding auditions for local Non-Equity child actors between ages 7-10  on Sunday, July 28 from 12:00p.m. – 3:00p.m. at the Alice Hammerstein Mathias Rehearsal Studio in East Haddam, Conn. 

The role of Tiny Tim will be played by a fragile boy age 7-10.  Candidates must be a strong actor with a solid unchanged singing voice.

All auditions are by appointment only.  Appointments may be made starting immediately.  Please call (860) 873-0021, Monday through Friday, 10 am - 5 pm to schedule an appointment.

Interested performers should prepare one 16-bar cut up-tempo song and one 16-bar cut ballad.  Bring a resume, photo and sheet music.  Music must be legible and in the proper key (no lead sheets please).  An accompanist will be provided.

Candidates must be available for rehearsals, November 12 – December 3, and performances, December 4 – December 28.  Rehearsals occur in East Haddam, CT. and performances occur in Chester, CT. 

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

ARTISTIC POSITIONS

None at this time.

ADMINISTRATIVE POSITIONS

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT to work closely with the Executive Director and senior leadership of the organization in handling communications and scheduling for the Executive Director. Responsibilities include acting as Board of Trustees liaison, handling sensitive and/or confidential information that involves the office of the Executive Director, and calendar management for the office as well as other members of the organization. Part-time position includes occasional weekends and evenings. A full job description is available here. Please send a cover letter and resume to jobs@goodspeed.org. No phone calls.

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

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.

ELECTRICS APPRENTICE/SPOTLIGHT OPERATOR: for the Fall of our 2019  season at The Terris Theatre. 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 September 1, 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.

PRODUCTION APPRENTICESHIPS

AUDIO APPRENTICE/AUDIO SWING: 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