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Thank you so much for your interest in Northern Stage!

Actors: We do not accept unsolicited submissions but instead run EPA auditions annually in the spring in New York and locally in White River Junction. All are announced through Actor’s Equity. Please also keep an eye out for non-Equity local auditions in June. Information will be posted here on the jobs page of our website. You can also sign up for our e-newsletters as we frequently announce auditions and job postings there as well.

All other employment (musicians, choreographers, administrative staff, production staff, stage management, etc.): Northern Stage posts job opportunities on OffStageJobs.comPlaybill.com, or ArtSearch.com and here on the jobs page of our website. You can also sign up for our e-newsletters as we frequently announce auditions and job postings there as well. Please DO NOT submit your resume if you do not meet the qualifications; it will be discarded without reply.

Non-Equity Local Auditions

Non-Equity Local Auditions are typically held in June. Auditions for the 2018-19 Season are over. Please check back for information on the 2019-20 non-equity local auditions, which will happen in June of 2019.

Open Positions:

Carpenter
Northern Stage in White River Junction, VT seeks an experienced Carpenter for its 2019-2020 season. Northern Stage is a LORT D 240 seat regional theater in VT, producing 6 mainstage shows, 4 educational productions, and 4-6 other events year-round, with the mainstage season falling between the months of August and May. The carpenter will work closely with the TD, ATD, and other shop staff.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Work with the TD, ATD, and shop staff to build, load in, and strike each show.
  • Lead the shop staff in build and maintain tools.
  • Provide support for events outside the mainstage and education seasons.
  • Act as part of a run crew as needed.
  • Keep scene shop and work areas clean and safe.
  • Finish work (moulding and some painting).

Qualifications:

  • BA or BFA in tech theater a plus.
  • Knowledge of theatrical building techniques.
  • Ability to read construction drawings and build plans.
  • Capacity to solve problems.
  • Good communication skills – Must be a team player.
  • Ability to work independently and in collaboration with others.
  • Ability to prioritize, multi-task, and work quickly and accurately with attention to detail.
  • Valid driver’s license and ability to drive a box truck required.
  • Comfortable working at heights in excess of 20 feet in a lift and on an expansion grid.
  • Proficiency in hand and power tools.
  • Ability to safely lift 75 lbs.

The ideal candidate is a self-motivating individual who prioritizes and executes required duties. This position helps other production departments as needed, and works alongside apprentices to promote a safe and healthy work/learning environment. Some nights and weekends required. Standard work days are Monday – Friday, 8:00am-4:45pm. Starting salary for this position is $350/week, plus housing valued at $200/week (all utilities/internet included).
Contract Dates: 8/19/19-4/19/20

To apply, send cover letter, resume, and three professional references in PDF format to Matthew Mills, Associate Production Manager at mmills@northernstage.org and include the words “ carpenter search” in the subject. To learn more about Northern Stage, please visit our website: www.northernstage.org. No Phone calls please.


Assistant Properties Master
Northern Stage in White River Junction, VT seeks an experienced Assistant Properties Master for its 2019-2020 season. Northern Stage is a LORT D 240 seat regional theater in VT, producing 6 mainstage shows, 4 educational productions, and 4-6 other events year-round, with the mainstage season falling between the months of August and May. The Assistant Properties Master works closely with scenic designers, directors, and other production department heads in the acquisition and construction of all hand props, furniture, and set dressing used on stage.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Assist the properties master in the day to day operations of the shop.
  • Create prototypes, sketches, samples, and other proofs of concept as needed.
  • Load in and change over technical elements for each production.
  • Maintain the cleanliness, organization, and safety of the prop shop, storage, and other spaces.
  • Assist with rentals, borrows, and other inter-organization duties.
  • Provide support for events outside the mainstage and education seasons.
  • Act as part of a run crew as needed.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum 1 year experience in theatrical props construction.
  • Ability to interpret designer and construction drawings, sketches, and paint elevations.
  • Strong problem solving skills and the ability to approach challenges collaboratively.
  • Skill in various technical and artistic disciplines.
  • Skill communicating ideas to co-workers and collaborators with varying skill levels.
  • Ability to multi-task and work quickly and accurately with attention to detail.
  • Experience with project level materials estimation and budgeting.
  • Ability to work independently as well as in collaboration with others.
  • Proficiency with hand and power tools.
  • Basic knowledge of period and history as it pertains to props a plus.
  • Valid driver’s license and ability to drive a cargo van and 16’ box truck.
  • Ability to comfortably work at heights in a “genie” style lift and on a tension-mesh grid.
  • Ability to safely lift 75 lbs.

The ideal candidate is a self-motivating individual who prioritizes and executes required duties. This position helps other production departments as needed, and works alongside apprentices to promote a safe and healthy work/learning environment. Some nights and weekends required. Standard work days are Monday – Friday, 9:00am-6:00pm. Starting salary for this position is $325/week, plus housing valued at $200/week (all utilities/internet included).
Contract Dates: 6/10/19-4/19/20

To apply, send cover letter, resume, and three professional references in PDF format to Matthew Mills, Associate Production Manager, at mmills@northernstage.org and include the words “Assistant Properties Master search” in the subject. To learn more about Northern Stage, please visit our website: www.northernstage.org. No Phone calls please.


Master Electrician
Northern Stage in White River Junction, VT seeks an experienced Master Electrician for its 2019-2020 season. Northern Stage is a LORT D 240 seat regional theater in VT, producing 6 mainstage shows, 4 educational productions, and 4-6 other events year-round, with the mainstage season falling between the months of August and May. With the assistance of the Electrics staff, the Master Electrician is responsible for executing the approved lighting designs for the Northern Stage mainstage and educational season.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Interpret, hang, circuit, focus, and maintain light plots.
  • Ensure that all lighting designs are completed within deadlines and budgets.
  • Implement and execute any and all onstage practicals, atmospherics, and special effects.
  • Collaborate with other production departments on all show elements related to Electrics.
  • Collaborate with Sound/AV department on all projection-related needs and how they interface with lighting (Sound/AV takes the lead on projections).
  • Communicate with lighting designers, stage managers, directors, guest artists.
  • Program and operate an ETC Ion lighting console as needed.
  • Order all necessary materials and supplies in timely manner and keep active, accurate record of expenses, submitting purchasing paperwork to the Associate Production Manager weekly.
  • Maintain and repair electrics and projections inventory and manage renting/borrowing relationships with neighboring organizations.
  • Supervise Electrics Department staff consisting of Assistant Master Electrician and a shared Electrics and Sound apprentice, plus occasional over hire labor/crew and personnel from other departments in times of heavy workload.
  • Oversee safety of those working in Electrics department. Actively create and maintain a safe working environment in all work areas and ensure that personnel are properly trained in operation of equipment and tools and use appropriate personal protective equipment during all work calls.
  • Research, acquire, and maintain MSDS for products used by the Electrics Department.
  • Provide support for events outside the mainstage and education seasons.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 2 years professional lighting experience as ME or equivalent, including experience working on multiple productions within tight timelines and budgets.
  • Ability to coordinate and implement lighting and projection designs and to manage budgets.
  • Advanced knowledge of the ETC Ion, Lightwright, and Vectorworks.
  • Proficiency in networking and troubleshooting lighting control systems.
  • Valid driver’s license and ability to drive a box truck required.
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, collaborative, communication and leadership skills.
  • Ability to ensure proper maintenance and usage of all lighting equipment and hand tools.
  • Ability to work on ladders, lifts, and at heights up to 21’.
  • Ability to lift 75 lbs.

The ideal candidate is a self-motivating individual who displays leadership qualities and can prioritize and execute required duties. This position helps other production departments as needed and works alongside apprentices to promote a safe and healthy work/learning environment. Some nights and weekends required. Standard work days are Monday – Friday, 9:00am-6:00pm. Starting salary for this position is $425/week, plus housing valued at $200/week (all utilities/internet included).
Contract Dates: 7/29/19-5/31/20

To apply, send cover letter, resume, and three professional references in PDF format to Matthew Mills, Associate Production Manager, at mmills@northernstage.org and include the words “Master electrician search” in the subject. To learn more about Northern Stage, please visit our website: www.northernstage.org. No Phone calls please.


Sound and Lighting Apprentice
Northern Stage in White River Junction, VT seeks a sound and lighting apprentice for its 2019-2020 season. Northern Stage is a LORT D 240 seat regional theater in VT, producing 6 mainstage shows, 4 educational productions, and 4-6 other events year-round, with the mainstage season falling between the months of August and May. This Apprenticeship is a learning experience, and will provide the opportunity for the employee to hone their skills in lighting and sound under the tutelage of experienced professionals.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Work with the Master Electrician and Sound Engineer on all productions.
  • Hang, circuit, and focus of lighting and sound equipment.
  • Run the lighting or sound board for performances/act as a member of the run crew as needed.
  • Troubleshoot electrical and sound issues.
  • Assist with the setup of an orchestra pit for musicals.
  • Act as A2 on all musicals.
  • Clean and maintain lighting and sound equipment.
  • Assist with all changeovers.
  • Provide support for events outside the mainstage and education seasons.
  • There is a possibility but not a guarantee to design an education show.

Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of lighting and audio equipment and installation of standard theatrical audio practices.
  • Knowledge of digital audio mixing and ETC ION lighting boards a plus.
  • Basic electrical and sound wiring and soldering.
  • Knowledge of QLab, a Yamaha M7CL. Pro Tools, Logic Pro, or other DAWs are also a plus.
  • Ability to read drawings.
  • Good communication skills – Must be a team player.
  • Ability to work in collaboration with others.
  • Valid driver’s license and ability to drive a box truck a plus.
  • Comfortable working at heights in a lift and on an expansion grid.
  • Ability to safely lift 75lbs.

The ideal candidate is a self-motivating individual who prioritizes and executes required duties. This position helps other production departments as needed and promotes a safe and healthy work environment. Some nights and weekends required. Standard work days are Monday – Friday, 9:00am-6:00pm. Salary for this position is $150/week, plus housing valued at $200/week (all utilities/internet included).
Contract Dates: 7/1/19-5/24/20

To apply, send cover letter, resume, and three professional references in PDF format to Matthew Mills, Associate Production Manager at mmills@northernstage.org and include the words “Sound and Lighting apprentice search” in the subject. To learn more about Northern Stage, please visit our website: www.northernstage.org. No Phone calls please.


Scenic Artist
Northern Stage in White River Junction, VT seeks an experienced scenic artist for its 2019-2020 season. Northern Stage is a LORT D 240 seat regional theater in VT, producing 6 mainstage shows, 4 educational productions, and 4-6 other events year-round, with the mainstage season falling between the months of August and May. The Scenic Artist will work closely with the Scenic Charge Artist and will assist in coordinating and planning all activities leading up to load in.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Assist the Scenic Charge in painting all scenic pieces and keeping inventory.
  • Load-in and change over technical elements for each production.
  • Act as part of a run crew as needed.
  • Keep the paint shop and work areas clean and safe.
  • Carving, faux finishes and texturing.
  • Creating large 20×50’ drops.
  • Provide support for events outside the mainstage and education seasons.

Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of theatrical scenic painting and surface treatments.
  • Ability to read construction drawings and paint elevations.
  • Capacity to solve problems and good communication skills.
  • Maturity and understanding of the artistic process.
  • Ability to work independently and in collaboration with others.
  • Ability to prioritize, multi-task, and work quickly and accurately with attention to detail.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Comfortable working at heights exceeding 20 feet in a lift and on a tension mesh grid.
  • Proficiency in paint tools and in cleaning, care, and maintenance of all paint tools.
  • Proficiency in color matching.
  • Ability to create faux finishes.
  • Ability to create samples, marbling, and wood graining.
  • Ability to lift 75lbs.
  • Availability for over-night calls.

The ideal candidate is a self-motivating individual who prioritizes and executes required duties. This position helps other production departments as needed and works alongside apprentices to promote a safe and healthy work/learning environment. Some nights and weekends required. Standard work days are Monday – Friday, 8:00am-4:45pm. Starting salary for this position is $325/week, plus housing valued at $200/week (all utilities/internet included).
Contract Dates: 5/13/19-4/19/20

To apply, send cover letter, resume, and three professional references in PDF format to Matthew Mills, Associate Production Manager at mmills@northernstage.org and include the words “Scenic artist search” in the subject. To learn more about Northern Stage, please visit our website: www.northernstage.org. No Phone calls please.


Costume/Wardrobe Apprentice
Northern Stage in White River Junction, VT seeks a highly motivated Costume/Wardrobe Apprentice for its 2019-2020 season. Northern Stage is a LORT D 240 seat regional theater in VT, producing 6 mainstage shows, 4 educational productions, and 4-6 other events year-round, with the mainstage season falling between the months of August and May. The Costume/Wardrobe Apprentice will work closely with the Costume Shop Manager, Wardrobe Supervisor, and other members of the production staff.This Apprenticeship is a learning experience, and will provide the opportunity for the employee to hone their skills in costumes under the tutelage of experienced professionals.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Assist in building and alterations of all costumes.
  • Help in pulling and restocking of costumes.
  • Act as wardrobe crew as required.
  • Provide support for events outside the mainstage and education seasons.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • There is a possibility but not a guarantee to design an education show.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or 1 year of professional experience in theatrical costume construction.
  • Strong hand and machine sewing skills.
  • Basic wig experience.
  • Basic costume construction knowledge.
  • Able to sit and stand for long periods of time.
  • Must be able to lift 25 lbs.

The ideal candidate is a self-motivating individual who prioritizes and executes required duties. This position helps other production departments as needed and promotes a safe and healthy work environment. Some nights and weekends required. Standard work week is 5-6 days with varied hours depending on workload. Salary for this position is $150/week, plus housing valued at $200/week (all utilities/internet included).
Contract Dates: 6/24/19-5/31/20

To apply, send cover letter, resume, and three professional references to Matthew Mills, Associate Production Manager at mmills@northernstage.org and include the words “costume apprentice search” in the subject. To learn more about Northern Stage, please visit our website: www.northernstage.org. No Phone calls please.


Stage Management Apprentice
Northern Stage in White River Junction, VT seeks a highly motivated Stage Management Apprentice for its 2019-2020 season. Northern Stage is a LORT D 240 seat regional theater in VT, producing 6 mainstage shows, 4 educational productions, and 4-6 other events year-round, with the mainstage season falling between the months of August and May. The Stage Management Apprentice reports to the Production Manager, and will work closely with the Resident Assistant Stage Manager, visiting Equity and non-Equity ASMs and PSMs, and other members of the production staff. This Apprenticeship is a learning experience, and will provide the opportunity for the employee to hone their skills in stage management under the tutelage of experienced professionals.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Assist the director and stage management team in running the rehearsal room, including but not limited to tracking props, managing schedules, being on book, incorporating script updates, maintaining hospitality, and all other duties commonly associated with stage management.
  • Work with the stage management team to keep the rehearsal space clean and organized, and to manage hospitality prep/cleanup.
  • Assist in building schedules, running paperwork, and other organizational documents, managing the creation and upkeep of said paperwork as assigned/needed.
  • Provide support for events outside the mainstage and education seasons.
  • Attend all rehearsals and performances for assigned productions.
  • Attend design and production meetings.
  • Act as part of a run crew for assigned productions. SM apprentice may be assigned to a Wardrobe track for one or more productions.

Qualifications:

  • College degree in theatre.
  • Capacity to solve problems.
  • Good communication skills – Must be a team player.
  • Ability to work independently and in collaboration with others.
  • Ability to maintain grace under pressure and to keep up a positive attitude in the rehearsal room and backstage.
  • Ability to prioritize, multi-task, and work quickly and accurately with attention to detail.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Comfortable working at heights in excess of 20 feet in a lift and on an expansion grid a plus.
  • Ability to safely lift 25 lbs.

The ideal candidate is a self-motivating individual who prioritizes and executes required duties. This position helps other production departments as needed and promotes a safe and healthy work environment. Some nights and weekends required. Standard work week is 5-6 days with varied hours depending on workload. Salary for this position is $150/week, plus housing valued at $200/week (all utilities/internet included).
Contract Dates: 9/16/19-5/24/20

To apply, send cover letter, resume and three professional references in PDF format to Matthew Mills,Associate Production Manager at mmills@northernstage.org and include the words “Stage Management Apprentice search” in the subject. To learn more about Northern Stage, please visit our website: www.northernstage.org. No Phone calls please.