Working at PTC
To maintain our high artistic standards, we are always looking for quality personnel. Backstage help is needed for all our shows. If you want to see what life is like backstage and be paid for it, consider working on our Costume, Deck or Wig crews. All positions are paid and hiring for crew work generally begins about four weeks before each opening, and lasts for about four weeks.
For more information on backstage support contact Stage Management at 801-585-5632.
Inquiries may be directed to [email protected]
Full time production and administrative positions in Pioneer Theatre Company are posted and recruited via the University of Utah. Any applicant to be considered for these positions must first submit their application through the University.
Front of House Positions
Concessions workers are frequently needed (for serving, among other things, coffee light and sweet) but we are currently fully staffed. This position features flexible scheduling, a fun work environment and free theatre tickets. For more information, contact Matt Bennett.
Costume Shop Manager
Pioneer Theatre Company in Salt Lake City seeks a Costume Shop Manager, position available beginning June 2016. PTC is a professional theatre company working under LORT agreements with AEA, SDC, and USA producing a seven show mainstage season that runs from August through May and an additional 4 shows for the University of Utah Department of Theatre. This is a full time benefited position, salary is commensurate with experience. Under the direction of the Production Manager this position serves as a key member of the production team. The Costume Shop Manager collaborates and creatively solves problems with guest costume designers and facilitates the execution of the Costume Design on time and on budget. The Costume Manager supervises the 11 full time professional costume shop staff, design staff, and wardrobe staff. Professional design experience is a plus but not required for this position.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Interviews, hires, and supervises full time personnel of costume shop and part time independent contractors.
- Work directly with directors and designers to establish priorities and keep expenditures within predetermined time, labor and budget constraints based on approved final designs.
- Supervise and direct Costume Shop, Wig and Make-up Design Staff, and Wardrobe staff.
- Assist Production Manager in seasonal budgeting and scheduling of labor.
- Prepare projections of time, materials, and equipment required for each production
- Ensure timely delivery of all costume elements.
- Collaborate with director, designer and stage management to develop and update costume plot, dressing lists, and other shop paperwork.
- Supervise purchasing of costume shop materials, supplies and equipment.
- Anticipate and facilitate work flow through shop; be delegating appropriate jobs to shop staff.
- Respond to Stage Management daily rehearsal and performance reports with information as necessary.
- Request and schedule all costume and costume related fittings. Attend fittings as necessary.
- Maintain all shop equipment in safe working order.
- Maintain accurate records for all expenditures.
- Ensure that staff is working in a safe and supportive environment.
Please send cover letter and resume to Reed Rossbach.
Electrics Department Positions
The Electrics department is seeking candidates for a paid internship in the lighting department for our 2015-2016 season. The season runs from August through late May and will include four musicals, 3 plays, a musical concert and a series of three newplay readings. The lighting internship will provide the selected candidate with hands on professional experience and training. They will have the opportunity to work alongside professional lighting designers as well as a full time professional staff. The intern will work alongside our resident Master Electrician throughout the production process, prepping shows, building practicals and hanging and focusing. The intern will be responsible for the programming and running of a minimum of one show, with the potential for programming and running up to three. Intern will be a followspot manager/coordinator for musical productions. A successful candidate will have experience in the programming and operation of ETC Eos Family consoles, a working knowledge of Vectorworks and Lightwright. Candidates should be able to lift 50 lbs, and be comfortable with heights. Experience with moving lights and other special effects is a plus. Compensation: $350/week. Please send cover letter and resume to Alexander Weisman, Master Electrician: [email protected].
The Electrics department is always on the lookout for additional help. For staffing needs and more information you can contact our master electrician, Alex Weisman or visit the electrics department page of our website.