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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

Goodspeed Musicals will be holding local Connecticut Equity auditions for its 2020 Goodspeed and Terris seasons, on Sunday, November 10 starting at 10 a.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.

Candidates must be available for 2 to 4 weeks of rehearsal and a 2 to 12-week performance run between March 17, 2020 (first rehearsal for South Pacific) and November 22, 2020 (close of Candide).

Interested local performers should bring a resume, photo and sheet music for a 32-bar cut of 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.

ARTISTIC POSITIONS

No openings at this time - please check back.

ADMINISTRATIVE POSITIONS

BOX OFFICE REPRESENTATIVE: Goodspeed Musicals seeks a box office representative to sell tickets and provide information about our organization’s events, in person at the box office and by phone. Must be comfortable working with a computerized ticketing system, have a professional demeanor, and provide superior customer service. Part-time position includes weekdays, weekends and some evenings.  15-20 hours per week through December. Send cover letter and resume to jobs@goodspeed.org . No phone calls.

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

TECHNICAL DIRECTOR: Goodspeed Musicals is looking for an experienced Technical Director for an immediate start. The successful candidate will have: excellent written and verbal communication skills; demonstrated ability to prioritize and manage projects and deadlines effectively; Up-to-date knowledge of welding, rigging, carpentry, motion control and stage craft techniques; Excellent drafting skills with a strong working knowledge of AutoCad; administrative and organizational skills; and be familiar with the intricacies of building scenery for a raked stage. Minimum requirements include: bachelor’s degree in theatre or business (BFA or MFA in Technical Production preferred) and/or 5-7 years of related experience/training. For a complete job description, click here. To apply, submit cover letter and resume to jobs@goodspeed.org.

PROPERTIES RUN CREW HEAD for our 2019 production of A Connecticut Christmas Carol at The Terris Theatre.  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 November 25, 2019 (noting that Thanksgiving and Black Friday would be days off) through December 30, 2019.  Technical rehearsals begin on Saturday, November 30, 2019 and the production’s first performance is December 4, 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.

WIGS APPRENTICE for the remainder of 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. All applicants must be available September 9, 2019 to December 31, 2019.  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.

AUDIO APPRENTICE for the remainder of our 2019 Season at The Goodspeed and The Terris theatres. Duties include assisting Designer and Engineer in the setup and maintenance of audio equipment, including wireless microphones and pit audio/video. Preferred candidates should have some experience working with wireless microphones and microphone rigging. 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.

AUDIO ENGINEER for our 2019 production of A Connecticut Christmas Carol 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 November 12, 2019 to January 5, 2020. 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.

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.

PRODUCTION APPRENTICESHIPS

STAGE CARPENTRY APPRENTICE: Goodspeed Musicals has an immediate opening for a Carpentry Apprentice/Run Crew Member. Duties include assisting with 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. Preferred applicants would be available starting before October 16 and continue through November 24, 2019. Hourly plus overtime, housing available, 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: 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.