Production

Production Assistant

Merrimack Repertory Theatre, a LORT D regional theatre located in Lowell, MA, is seeking two stage management Production Assistants for the 2018-2019 season. These two positions will work with AEA Stage Managers throughout a rigorous seven-show season consisting primarily of new plays.

Primary Duties:
1. Assist Equity Stage Managers with all stage management duties necessary to prep, rehearse, tech and successfully run all seven productions throughout the season.
2. The two PA positions will split production responsibilities throughout the season, and each will be expected to perform stage management duties in the rehearsal hall, including set/breakdown, creation of show paperwork, managing line notes, and assisting with the overall flow and efficiency of the room.
3. Create, maintain, and distribute necessary paperwork for rehearsals and performance.
4. Attend meetings throughout the season, including: production meetings, staff meetings, company meetings and any other staff-related events.
5. Track script changes, be on book for tech and preview performances and assist with the development of several regional and world premieres.
6. Prior to tech, the PA will assist props with load-in, organize the backstage area, and help to clean and prep all actor areas.
7. Serve as the backstage liaison for the Production Stage Manager. Will serve as run crew, and must be willing and prepared to be choreographed into scenic transitions as needed based on the specific needs of each production.

Whenever possible, the PA’s may assist the Company Management department in duties including but not limited to:
1. Schedule travel, meet visiting artists at airports and train stations upcon arrival and introducing artists to their housing units on site
2. Assist in the maintenance of MRT’s artist housing facilities, which may include cleaning, organizing and rearranging guest suites
3. Assist in the day-to-day responsibilities of MRT’s Artistic & Production department.

Above all else, MRT is seeking two individuals who are willing to embrace Merrimack Repertory Theatre’s expectation of being a valuable team player, as well as those who are willing to go above and beyond to help achieve and maintain artistic expectations. The PA may be asked to assist other departments or perform other duties as assigned.

Details:
Job Requirements: valid driver’s license, ability to lift 25 pounds
MRT Production Season: August 2018 – May 2019.
PAs report to MRT’s Producer who assigns stage management teams. Each PA will be assigned a stage management track.
Compensation: hourly, MA minimum wage
Subsidized rental housing may be a possibility but not guaranteed.

Please send a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to jobs@mrt.org with ATTN: PRODUCER in the subject line. No phone calls please.

 

Lighting and Sound Apprentice

Merrimack Repertory Theatre, a LORT D regional theatre located in Lowell, MA is seeking a lighting and sound apprentice for the 2018/2019 season. The Lighting and Sound Apprentice is responsible for assisting the Lighting and Sound Supervisor in the execution of all their duties as assigned. The position’s primary role will be to serve as the board operator for both Lights and Sound for Merrimack Repertory Theatre’s (MRT) seven-show season. In return they can expect to be taught all of the basic skills necessary to pursue a career in either the lighting or sound fields in a professional theatre environment.

Job Details:
• Dates: August 13th, 2018 – May 24th, 2019
• Compensation: hourly, MA minimum wage

Job Requirements:
• Valid driver’s license.
• The ability to lift 45 lbs. comfortably.
• Comfort with heights.
• Basic competence with theatrical lighting and sound equipment and procedures equivalent to that earned in a four-year undergraduate program.

Primary duties:
• Assist the Lighting and Sound Supervisor (L&SS) in all aspects of show preparation and load-in as assigned.
• Assist with the upkeep of all MRT lighting and sound equipment as directed by L&SS.
• Be prepared to handle basic show maintenance and operation.
• Assist with the maintenance all MRT house, external and exit lights. Assist other production staff with general office lighting.
• Function as both Light and Sound Board Operator for the run of all 7 shows.
• Be present at all technical rehearsals and technical rehearsal production meetings.
• Help keep in working order MRT’s hearing impaired assisted listening system and Clear-com communication system.

Secondary duties include but are not limited to:
• As a Merrimack Repertory Theatre company member, help maintain facilities and general professional appearance.
• And all other duties as assigned by the Production Supervisor or L&SS.

Above all else, MRT is seeking individuals who are willing to embrace the Merrimack Repertory Theatre’s expectation of being a valuable team player, as well as those who are willing to go above and beyond to help achieve and maintain artistic expectations. Apprentices may be asked to assist other departments or perform other duties as assigned.

Please send a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to jobs@mrt.org with ATTN: PRODUCER in the subject line. No phone calls please.