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Job Possibilities within the Theatre Department
The job referral number for this position is: 760070110-15 hours a week, duties: answering the phone and dealing with the public, typing, word processing, and data entry, mailings. Applicants must be responsible, organized, able to work without constant supervision and be sensitive to confidential material. Occasionally student will work alone.
MUST BE WORK AWARDED
HOURS: flexible between 8am-5pm, Monday - Friday
PROPS: Students applying for the position Properties Technician should have carpentry skills and should be a highly motivated, organized individual. Prop hunting ability a plus.
CARPENTER: Those interested in the scene shop will have basic carpentry skills and be prepared to demonstrate the safe use of common hand tools as well as a few of the more common portable and stationary power tools. Must be able to follow instruction as well as problem solve on your own. Ability to read blueprints would be desirable though not mandatory.
Higher pay rates are possible based on skill level and prior residential, industrial or theatrical construction experience. Welding/fabricating experience will also command a higher pay rate.
HOURS: Generally 9am-5pm daily with possible evening and/or Saturday hours depending on size of productions. Strikes (tearing down the show) generally happen on Sunday afternoon following the close of each production.
PAY RATES: Understanding that students may fall anywhere on a continuum in terms of experience we provide various pay entry levels beginning at $7.40 for those meeting minimum experience/skill requirements. Pay increases are based on several factors including improvement of current skills, learning knew skills, safety attitude, ability to be part of a team and attendance/tardiness.
NOTE: The status of the scenery and props at night is dependent on us completing our jobs in an allotted time. Working as quickly as is safely possible is important , as is your cooperation in attendance and tardiness. This is a job not a favor you are granting us. Once a schedule is worked out with individual students you will be expected to adhere to it.
For further information contact: Richard L. Smith x7599 (Properties), or Paul Anderson x7104 (Scenery)
HOUSE MANAGER: House management requires a pleasant but firm demeanor, a cool head and the ability to handle large crowds.
House Management is a significant part of the production and the audience experience. You are the frontline of the department and the first face people see when they enter the theatre. It is your job to greet everyone and make them feel as welcome as possible. You must have the ability to anticipate problems, dangers, and needs of the audience members because you will be called on to solve problems as they arise. The Theatre Department feels strongly about the House Manager position and duties should be fulfilled with professionalism and care.
Hours: Generally evening hours at performance time.
For further information contact the Theatre Department at ext. 7600.
Reference #: 7404125/1
Hope College-Knickerbocker Theatre
Stitchers: Students applying for work in the costume shop will need a basic knowledge in sewing and working in group tasks. Some familiarity with home sewing machines, sergers and hand stitching is needed. Some experience in theatre is preferred but not required, since the job may require working backstage during theatre events.
The costume designer and/or costume shop manager will provide additional training to expand the student's technical knowledge.
HOURS: Primarily M-F 1-5pm and some evenings and weekends during performances.
NOTE: The status of night hours night is dependent on us completing our jobs in an allotted time. Working as quickly as is safely possible is important , as is your cooperation in attendance and tardiness. Your attendance is not a favor you are granting us, it is a requirement of the job. Once a schedule is worked out with individual students you will be expected to adhere to it. Be aware that evening hours may be required and you may be asked to work during breaks.
For further information contact: Darlene Christopher at ext. 7485.
Will coordinate, execute marketing and publicity for the academic theatre season. Needed qualities: creativity, organization, flexibility, self-discipline. Must possess writing, proofreading and communication skills and be willing to learn simple layout skills. Some computer experience a plus in graphics arts, scanning images and word processing.
HOURS: Flexible 6-10 hours per week
For further information contact: Michelle Bombe at ext. 7600.
Assistant Stage Manager