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Updated on: October 15, 2019

Job and Volunteer Opportunities

October 15, 2019

Technical Director

Goodspeed Musicals

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, visit https://bit.ly/2NZPsOO. To apply, submit cover letter and resume to jobs@goodspeed.org.

October 08, 2019

Stage Carpentry Apprentice

Goodspeed Musicals

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. MORE INFO: http://bit.ly/2AMwGpwSTAGE 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. MORE INFO: http://bit.ly/2AMwGpw

September 17, 2019

Architectural Preservationist

State of Connecticut, Department of Economic and Community Development

The State of ConnecticutDepartment of Economic and Community Development invites qualified candidates to apply for the position of Architectural Preservationist. This position will perform specialized duties relating to the review and approval of architectural plans and specifications for projects that impact the State's historic resources. As part of the SHPO team, the Architectural Preservationist will work collaboratively on projects that implement the SHPOs Statewide Plan and creatively envision ways to better serve the people of Connecticut and promote historic preservation. Applications must be received by September 23rd, 11:59 pm. ​For a full job description, and to apply, visit this link. Please address the preferred qualifications in your cover letter. 

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September 10, 2019

Box Office Representative

Goodspeed Musicals

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.

August 29, 2019

Audio Engineer

Goodspeed Musicals

Goodspeed Musicals seeks an experienced Audio Engineer for the remainder of our 2019 Goodspeed Opera House season. Preferred candidates will have experience mixing live theatre with 24-30 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 from September 23, 2019 to January 24, 2020. This position has the potential to continue into Goodspeed's 2020 Opera House Season. 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. 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.

August 29, 2019

Audio Engineer

Goodspeed Musicals

Goodspeed Musicals seeks an experienced Audio Engineer for our winter production of A Connecticut Christmas Carol at the Norma 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. 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.

August 29, 2019

Audio Apprentice

Goodspeed Musicals

Goodspeed Musicals seeks Audio Apprentices for the remainder of our 2019 Seasons at the Goodspeed Opera House and Norma Terris Theatre. 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. 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.

August 29, 2019

Wig Stylist

Goodspeed Musicals

Goodspeed Musicals seeks a Hair and Wig Stylist/Run Crew for the remainder of our 2019 season.  Duties include hair/wig changes during performances, assisting the wardrobe department with quick changes, and performing maintenance and repairs on all wigs & facial hair.  Candidates must have a knowledge of period hair styling on human hair and synthetic wigs.  All applicants must be comfortable working directly with performers own hair.  Professional theatrical experience in running quick changes and backstage tracking involving wigs, facial hair, and costumes a must. Basic skills in ventilating and wig construction are required.  All applicants must be available September 9th, 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 resume, availability, and list of three references to jobs@goodspeed.org. 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.

August 29, 2019

Wigs Apprentice

Goodspeed Musicals

Goodspeed Musicals seeks a Wig 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. 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.

August 27, 2019

Marketing/Public Relations Internship Fall 2019

Goodspeed Musicals

The Goodspeed Musicals Marketing & Public Relations department offers an internship for someone with strong writing, computer and organizing skills for the Fall 2019 semester. Join us for an internship like no other! Flexible schedule, varied responsibilities, challenging and invigorating work. This can be a wonderful experience for a quick learner and willing worker who can work independently on several projects at once and be flexible about hours and duties as a member of the marketing, public relations and group sales team. Visit www.goodspeed.org for more information on Goodspeed Musicals.

 

Duties include assistance with single ticket and subscription campaigns; writing/editing copy and design and layout of direct mail pieces and print ads; press release editing; maintaining the press and photo archives; poster and brochure distribution, updating the press and patron list database; assisting with creating audience surveys and new e-marketing concepts. Intern must have his/her own transportation (mileage for company errands is reimbursed) and must be willing to work some evenings and weekends.

 

Requirements: Completion of at least freshman year of college, should have strong writing skills, pay great attention to detail, computer proficiency (Excel, Word, internet searching; some graphic design experience helpful). Candidates must have an Interest in the performing arts and marketing. 15-20 hours per week; intern will occasionally be asked to intern/volunteer during evening and/or weekend events. Access to car/valid driver's license required. Internships are unpaid but interns receive academic credit if desired and are eligible for invitations to cast parties and free tickets to Goodspeed and other area shows. Interns may also qualify for one-of-a-kind job/school recommendations, professional referrals, and community networking.

 

Interns 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.

 

Application instructions at https://www.goodspeed.org/education-library/internships.

August 15, 2019

Ushers and Bartenders

Goodspeed Musicals

Goodspeed Musicals is looking for USHERS and BARTENDERS with availability for Wed/Thurs matinees and some evening/weekends. More info: https://bit.ly/2NZPsOO

July 17, 2019

Development Director

Ivoryton Playhouse

Position Description Summary:

 

Our organization is currently seeking its first full time Development Director to develop and manage successful fundraising initiatives and donor relations programs. The successful candidate will be responsible for developing our fundraising campaigns, communicating with current and prospective donors, and building a stronger volunteer and staff development team. This position involves managing individual and corporate gifts as well as planned and annual giving campaigns. If you have a strong background in non-profit fundraising and development, we encourage you to apply.

 

Effect on the Organization:

 

Income from fund raising and special events will grow in dollars and percentage of total operational budget of the Playhouse members and endowment will grow.

 

Reports to:  Managing Director

 

 

ABOUT THE POSITION:

 

Development Responsibilities:

 

  • Create and execute strategic and annual Development Plans in concert with the priorities of the theatre, our strategic plan and operational needs.  This includes identifying and soliciting viable donors, sponsors, grant-makers, in-kind supporters, and partners, as well as assisting in the execution of fundraising events 

 

  • Seek out, identify and cultivate existing and new relationships for donors that generate increased contributed income as part of Ivoryton Playhouse’s overall $2M operating budget

 

  • Serve as the lead point person on ongoing capital campaigns and Planned Giving/Ovation Society

 

  • Assist with the planning and execution of fundraising events annually in consultation with any committee established, including sponsorship and auction item solicitation, guest list management, etc.

 

  • Identify, compile, and submit grants, proposals, and reports in a complete, timely, accurate, and compelling fashion

 

  • Keep meticulous donor profiles and ensure institutional memory of donor relationships

 

  • Identify when VIPs will be present at Ivoryton Playhouse and greet them, or alert appropriate

       Directors/Board to greet them and participate in the cultivation/stewardship process

 

  • Secure new corporate sponsors and fulfill sponsor benefits throughout the season

 

  • Participate in and provide strategic guidance on the annual membership campaign and fulfill donor benefits throughout the season

 

  • Work with and aid the Board on methodologies, resources, and tools for the Board’s own fundraising efforts, particularly on capital and special projects

 

 

 

 

Minimum Qualifications:

 

  • Bachelor’s degree in arts administration, non-profit management, communication, or related field preferred

 

  • Minimum three years of development or related experience in nonprofit fundraising preferred

 

  • Proven success at meeting and exceeding revenue goals.  Grant writing experience is preferred, however, candidate should have experience securing individual major gifts, donations and sponsorships

 

  • Ability to work directly with donors, engaging them in different ways

 

  • Proven successful interactions with Boards and a diverse array of community stakeholders

 

  • Solid writing, editing and proofreading skills

 

  • Provide friendly, donor-centered customer service and represent the theatre and our mission in a professional and positive manner

 

  • Excellent computer/technology skills, especially with Microsoft Office Suite and social media platforms.  Experience using database software preferred

 

  • Excellent organizational skills, accuracy and attention to detail

 

  • Ability to take initiative and lead projects, as well as able to be a strong team player

 

  • Ability to handle highly confidential information with discretion

 

Personal Attributes:

 

  • A collaborative spirit with ability to interact and/or lead others

 

  • Self-starter with ability to work independently

 

  • Strong organizational, communication/presentation and customer service skills

 

  • Must be flexible including working evenings and weekend hours

 

  • Possess a positive, can-do attitude, a spirit of curiosity and tenacity to “get the job done”

 

 

We prefer to receive applications (PDF files) by email to:

 

                krista@ivorytonplayhouse.org

 

Or send cover letter and resume to:

 

                Krista May

                Managing Director

                Ivoryton Playhouse

                PO Box 458

                Ivoryton, CT  06442

 

Deadline for submitting an application is August 9, 2019.

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Call for  Artists

October 15, 2019

Equity Auditions

Goodspeed Musicals

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.

October 01, 2019

Call to All Artists

The Sunflower Project

This year the town of North Branford created the "Sunflower Project" For years the corner of Mill Road and Route 22 has been blooming with magnificient sunflowers. A citizen so inspired by the fields called the town hall and suggested we, as a community, embrace the idea that we could expand the sunflower experience to all of North Branford. In the spring we have out over 250k seeds to citizens and business of North Branford. The town is now booming with sunflowers. 

 

The next phase of this project is to keep the sunflower project going with many additional outcropping of ideas, hence a Call to Artists. Our goal is to have a "Sunflower Themed" art show simultaneously both libraries, by giving artists an opportunity to display their work. We invite you to participate and you are welcome to sell your artwork or just show off your ideas to the public. There is no cost to exhibit.

 

The Space: 

Smith Library in Northford and Atwater Library in North Branford will host the art show. There is no jury, you can submit up to 4 pieces of your work to be on display for one month starting October 19. 

 

Advertising: 

The Sunflower Project Commitee will advertise on social media and town newspaper, you are welcome to advertise within your network. 

 

The Artwork: 

This is an all ages show meant to engage and embrace the artistic community. The show is open to submission for professional and amateur artists. The pieces must be sunflower themed and all media is welcome.

  • For drawings, photos, and paintings, 18 x 24 max size. All drawings should be matted with lightweight matting materials (framing not necessary) and all paintings ready for hanging

  • Sculpture max is 48" they must be stable and all sculpture will be displayed at Atwater because of space. We do not have pedastals, larger pieceswill be on the floor or on shelving if smaller. 

  • Fabric arts size max is 36" and ready for hanging. Each artist can submit up to 4 pieces. Each library will have a display

When you fill out the entry form, please submit your library preference if you wish. We will do our best to accommodate your preference, your pieces will be displayed together, however we will balance the amount of artwork at both libraries.

Pricing: 

All the work will be numbered and a comprehensive list of artist and medium will be generated by the Sunflower committee for public use. There will be no pricing on any of the items or on the list. Please see next section about communication between artists and buyers. 

Artist responsibilities: 

Artists are responsible for filling out the entry form completely. Artists are encouraged to submit an artist statement. If you are planning on selling the work, please make sure all contact information is on the artist statement. Interested parties will contact you directly. If your work is not for sale, please include a NFS on your entry card for each piece. Each entry card should be filled out, with artist name, medium, and affixed securely to each piece.

Drop Off/Pick Up:

All work to be dropped off between 9-12 at the designated library on Saturday, October 12. All work to be picked up on Saturday, November 12 between 9 - 12. If you have sold your work and wish the recipient to pick up, you are welcomet o do it at that time. Sold work may not be taken before the show. If you do sell a piece, please let us know and we will identify it with a red dot alongside the number.

Please click here to submit work!

September 04, 2019

Call for Guilford Artists to Exhibit work at Guilford Town Hall

Shoreline Arts Alliance

Shoreline Arts Alliance is currently seeking a Guilford based artist to exhibit work at the Guilford town hall. Work can be on exhibit for 1 - 3 months depending on length of time requested by the artist. Work that is focused on Guilford, landscapes, history, or Connecticut are encouraged to apply, some work may not fit the setting but we ask that you submit just to be sure. 

Exhibition dates range from November 2019 - Summer of 2020. Specific dates can be set between Artist and the Shoreline Arts Alliance staff. 

Please send an email to Emily at office@shorelinearts.org in order to submit examples of your work.

September 04, 2019

Call for Shoreline Based Artist for Exhibition at Women and Family Life

Shoreline Arts Alliance

Shoreline Arts Alliance is seeking several artists for upcoming exhibitions at Women and Family Life Center in Guilford, CT. Artists must reside in the Shoreline towns raging from New Haven to New London. Women and Women of color are strongly encouraged to submit work for any of the upcoming exhibitions at this location. 

Exhibition dates are: 

November - December 2019
January 2019 - February 2020 

February 2020 - March 2020 

March 2020 - April 2020 

April 2020 - May 2020

May 2020 - June 2020 

Exhibition dates are available through out all of 2020. 

To submit work for consideration please email Emily at Office@Shorelinearts.org. Work that is strongly focused on women, family, home life, children, landscapes, or portraits will be considered. 

January 25, 2019

Volunteers Needed

Arts Center Killingworth

Adult and Teen Volunteers Needed. Volunteers sought to assist at gallery opening receptions, gallery show installations, summer camps (counselors and models needed), and arts festivals and expo tables throughout the year. Teens earn community service credit. No experience necessary. Call (860) 663-5593 or email artscenterkillingworth@gmail.com. Visit the volunteer page for more information and other volunteer opportunities at artscenterkillingworth.org/volunteer

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