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Position: Master Electrician 

Status: Contract for annual outdoor musical production

Salary: $3000-4000 per show based on experience 

Organization History:

American Stage is an Equal Opportunity Employer. American Stage does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need. 

Founded in 1977, American Stage is Tampa Bay’s longest-running, critically acclaimed professional theatre, committed to its role as a vital arts leader, contributing to the cultural landscape of the region by pursuing innovative programming and deeper connections with our community through our high-quality mainstage productions, our annual American Stage in the Park production, and our robust education and outreach programs. With powerful stories, boldly told, American Stage aspires to make the experience of dynamic, relevant, world-class theatre accessible for all.

At American Stage, we see the empty space as an opportunity for social change & civilized discourse to occur –one of the few sacred places left in a far too noisy, often divided, world where human beings can still sit in the quiet dark together, think a while, & be awakened. To gain a richer connection to the fragility of beauty & pain that exists in all art & life. 

Theater of, by, and for all people. Artist-driven, radically inclusive, and fundamentally democratic. Through artistic excellence and the craft of storytelling, American Stage is committed to creating a safe space for multicultural artists to share their full humanity, as we come back to the theatre at this exciting but challenging time. We choose to create a new American Stage that enriches and embodies the rich diversity and cultural tapestry of America and truly reflects the American experience.

Position Summary:

American Stage seeks a contracted Master Electrician for the upcoming production of Footloose. This musical will be produced outdoors in downtown St. Petersburg at Demen’s Landing, a City of St. Petersburg park. An ideal candidate is energetic and motivated to manage the power needs of the production. The Master Electrician is responsible for the on-time planning and execution of the light plot. 

Experience as a Master Electrician at the professional level is preferred, but early career individuals with undergraduate or graduate degrees or equivalent work experience will be considered. This position is on a contract basis but has the potential to lead to further employment on future productions.

Responsibilities:

  • Adhere to all “We Will Return Safely” Health and Safety Plan requirements, including being fully vaccinated and occasional COVID-19 testing as the production calls for it.
  • Meet with the Lighting Designer to review the completed light plot and review equipment availability and budget.
  • Prepare the lighting plot for hang and focus and ensure it’s actualization
  • Establish light circuiting and cabling layout plan
  • Maintain all lighting paperwork 
  • Work with the Associate Artistic Director, Director of Production, Technical Director, and Stage Management to efficiently load in/strike the show
  • Participate in both Focus and Programming Calls with the Lighting Designer
  • Program and write Lighting Ques with the Lighting Designer during the Technical Rehearsal process.
  • Communicate and coordinate crew needs with Associate Artistic Director 
  • Consult with the Lighting Designer and Associate Artistic Director on equipment needs.  
  • Arrange and pick up any necessary rentals for lighting equipment 
  • Communicate with Stage Management regarding schedules and crew assignments
  • Track expenses within the show budget and report them to the Associate Artistic Director
  • Organize and maintain the lighting inventory 
  • Secure and safe rigging of all lighting instrumentation 
  • Wiring of any practicals or scenic pieces that include lighting units
  • Identify any training and needs of associated crew 
  • Manage the safety of the company on stage in relation to lighting elements 
  • Perform light checks before every performance
  • Run the light board for all technical rehearsals and performances
  • Restock all lighting inventory
  • Arrange for return of borrowed or rented equipment.
  • Be sure theater space is left clean and in orderly condition. 

Skills: 

  • Experience with the ETC EOS Board
  • Ability to Program Ayrton Diablo 300W LED Moving Fixture
  • Ability to Program ETC ColorSource Par
  • Ability to Program Ocean Optic SeaChanger Units
  • Ability to Hang, Cable, Program, Focus, and maintain approx. 175-200 fixtures per show.
  • Proficiency with Vectorworks & LightWright 
  • Ability to safely use 6ft, 8ft, &12ft ladder and work at varying heights
  • Able to work off a 16ft High tension grid above the stage
  • Able to lift 75 lbs 
  • Understating of best theatrical practices in regards to hanging, circuiting, cable management, proper focus, changing of lamps, and standard accessories (templates, gobos, barndoors, etc.) for stage lighting equipment
  • Budgeting and resource management 
  • Creative problem solving and troubleshooting  
  • Ability to collaborate with designers 
  • Team oriented and collaborative attitude
  • Excellent Communication 

Additional desired skills and responsibilities: 

  • Basic understanding of sound systems and equipment
  • Experience with QLab 
  • Work with the sound designers to prepare for load-in and tech 
  • Troubleshoot any minor sound issues that may arise
  • Knowledge of Clear Comm equipment

Compensation and Schedule:

The Master Electrician is a seasonal, contract position. The position is contracted for this production.

Compensation: Approximately $3000-4000 

Production Start and End Dates:

Footloose the musical 2/28/22 – 5/13/22

To Apply: 

Please email a PDF attachment of letter of interest/cover letter and a resume  to tbrown@americanstage.org

Video Producer
Status: Full-time / Exempt / Salaried
Reports To: Director of Marketing and Communications
Salary: DOE
To apply: Submit a letter of interest, resume, and hourly requirements in a single pdf to employment@americanstage.org

Summary:
American Stage Theatre Company in St. Petersburg, Florida is seeking a creative videographer/ producer to join our dynamic team in creating content that engages audiences through high-quality videos.

Founded in 1977, American Stage is Tampa Bay’s longest-running, critically acclaimed professional theatre, committed to its role as a vital arts leader, contributing to the cultural landscape of the region by pursuing innovative programming and deeper connections with our community through our high-quality mainstage productions, our annual American Stage in the Park production, and our robust education and outreach programs. With powerful stories, boldly told, American Stage aspires to make the experience of dynamic, relevant, world-class theatre accessible for all.

At American Stage, we see the empty space as an opportunity for social change & civilized discourse to occur – one of the few sacred places left in a far too noisy, often divided, world where human beings can still sit in the quiet dark together, think a while, & be awakened. To gain a richer connection to the fragility of beauty & pain that exists in all art & life.

Theater of, by, and for all people. Artist-driven, radically inclusive, and fundamentally democratic. Through artistic excellence and the craft of storytelling, American Stage is committed to creating a safe space for multicultural artists to share their full humanity, as we come back to the theatre at this exciting but challenging time. We choose to create a new American Stage that enriches and embodies the rich diversity and cultural tapestry of America and truly reflects the American experience.

This position is an essential part of the team in creating engaging video content for all platforms. Under the guidance of the Marketing and Communications Coordinator this position will brainstorm and conceptualize video projects for both broadcast and social media use. This position will oversee the production, shooting and editing of all video projects.

Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Develop and execute video projects for both broadcast and digital media based on marketing strategy for institutional and program-specific campaigns
Performs post-production audio and video editing, including creation of computer graphic components
Creates scripts, storyboards and logs
Write / Shoot / Edit marketing announcements and event videos
Write / Shoot / Edit production trailers and promotional videos
Assist with other marketing content needs
Assist in theatre events when needed
Perform other duties as assigned

Position requirements include:
2+ year experience in video production
Advanced skills in Premiere, After Effects and Photoshop
Experience with DSLR cameras and lenses
Experience lighting and directing talent on set and at outside shoots
Ability to write news promotion, shoot and edit content that grabs attention
Knowledge of the post-production process, including media management and encoding video to various formats
Strong technical and conceptual design skills with a track-record for creating engaging graphics
Operating cameras, lighting, and other related tools and equipment
Converting audio and video file formats
Strong attention to detail and effective editing capabilities
Ability to adapt and evolve creative content to remain innovative and consistent with brand, style, and tone
Strong copywriting and editing skills
Ability to meet deadlines and handle multiple simultaneous projects from development to completion
Gather relevant information for projects by discussing ideas with the team and/or by performing their own research.
Some night and weekend work is required
Demo reel of you best work is required

To apply:
Submit a letter of interest, resume, and salary requirements in a single pdf to employment@americanstage.org
This position is open until a diverse candidate pool has been achieved.
Please include in the subject line, Your Last Name, Video Producer Position
Please no phone calls, drop ins or physical mailings.

The information presented indicates a general nature and level or work expected of this position. It is not a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, qualifications, and objectives required of employees assigned to this job.
American Stage is an Equal Opportunity Employer. American Stage does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.

Social Media Coordinator 

Status: Part-time

Reports To: Director of Marketing and Communications

Salary: DOE

To apply: Submit a letter of interest, resume, and hourly requirements in a single pdf to employment@americanstage.org

Summary:

American Stage Theatre Company in St. Petersburg, Florida is seeking an engaging and motivated Social Media Coordinator to join our dynamic team in creating content that connects audiences with our productions, events and overall mission.

Founded in 1977, American Stage sees the empty space as an opportunity for social change & civilized discourse to occur – one of the few sacred places left in a far too noisy, often divided, world where human beings can still sit in the quiet dark together, think a while, & be awakened. To gain a richer connection to the fragility of beauty & pain that exists in all art & life. 

Theater of, by, and for all people. Artist-driven, radically inclusive, and fundamentally democratic. Through artistic excellence and the craft of storytelling, American Stage is committed to creating a safe space for multicultural artists to share their full humanity, as we come back to the theatre at this exciting but challenging time. We choose to create a new American Stage that enriches and embodies the rich diversity and cultural tapestry of America and truly reflects the American experience. 

This position is an essential part of the marketing team in creating and maintaining a strong online presence for the organization. You will manage all American Stage channels on a daily basis and seek out new opportunities, if appropriate. You will also assist the larger marketing team in brainstorming how we can connect our productions in creative ways to users online.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Daily management of all American Stage social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, YouTube, TikTok and other platforms as added
  • Create original and engaging text, image and video content using a “social first” approach and relating to our target audience
  • Suggest social organic content campaigns that align with the organizational mission
  • Oversee social media account layout and ensure all links and bios are updated regularly
  • Community management and engagement on all brand pages
  • Keep apprised of the latest social media best practices, platforms, and technologies
  • Monitor and report on KPIs
  • Contribute ideas to feature in storytelling content based on social mentions
  • Keep updated on and inform team members about industry-related media mentions on social and find opportunities to engage in the conversation
  • In partnership with the larger marketing team identify and connect influencers for campaign activation activities
  • Share identified opportunities and content with team members for utilization across multiple channels
  • Attend team meetings with other departments as necessary to align on strategy and goals
  • Assist with other marketing activities when the need arises

Position requirements include:

  • 1-2 years experience in social marketing and communications
  • Excellent and concise written communication skills
  • Commitment to equity, social justice and art
  • Ability to effectively communicate and engage with a diverse audience
  • Proficient in creation tools such as Canva and Adobe Creative Suite
  • A technical understanding of social media platforms and organic algorithms
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to adapt and evolve creative content to remain innovative and consistent with brand, style, and tone
  • Ability to meet deadlines and handle multiple simultaneous projects from development to completion
  • Gather relevant information for projects by discussing ideas with the team and/or by performing their own research.
  • Some night and weekend work is required

To apply: Submit a letter of interest, resume, and salary requirements in a single pdf to employment@americanstage.org 

  • This position is open until a diverse candidate pool has been achieved. 
  • Please include in the subject line, Your Last Name, Social Media Coordinator
  • Please no phone calls, drop ins or physical mailings.
  • The information presented indicates a general nature and level or work expected of this position. It is not a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, qualifications, and objectives required of employees assigned to this job.

American Stage is an Equal Opportunity Employer. American Stage does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.

IT Staff Member

Status: Full-time / Exempt / Salaried

Reports To: Managing Director and Producing Artistic Director

To apply: Submit a letter of interest and resume requirements in a single pdf to employment@americanstage.org

Summary:

American Stage Theatre Company in St. Petersburg, Florida is seeking an IT staff member to  manage all the IT and computer systems within American Stage.

Founded in 1977, American Stage sees the empty space as an opportunity for social change & civilized discourse to occur – one of the few sacred places left in a far too noisy, often divided, world where human beings can still sit in the quiet dark together, think a while, & be awakened. To gain a richer connection to the fragility of beauty & pain that exists in all art & life. 

Theater of, by, and for all people. Artist-driven, radically inclusive, and fundamentally democratic. Through artistic excellence and the craft of storytelling, American Stage is committed to creating a safe space for multicultural artists to share their full humanity, as we come back to the theatre at this exciting but challenging time. We choose to create a new American Stage that enriches and embodies the rich diversity and cultural tapestry of America and truly reflects the American experience. 

 The IT Staff Member is a senior staff member who is responsible for creating IT policy and strategy, implementing infrastructure and leveraging technology to help American Stage achieve its goals. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

– Developing American Stage’s IT vision and translating it into actionable goals

– Lead and implement the sourcing and implementation of new software and hardware

– Formulating and implementing business continuity and disaster recovery plans

– Coordinating IT activities and services to ensure the availability of network services and data

– Identifying future challenges in the IT landscape and developing mitigation strategies

– Overseeing departmental budgeting and forecasting within American Stage

– Identifying security vulnerabilities and eliminating them with strategic solutions

– Identifying and recommending new technology solutions

Qualifications: 

Qualified candidates must possess the following skills/experience:

  •  Qualified candidates will have a minimum of three (3) years of technical support experience.
  • Must manage and work closely with AS technology providers/vendors.
  • Must be able to answer, evaluate, and prioritize incoming requests for assistance.
  •  Strong interpersonal soft skills/ First escalation point for technology issues.
  • Willing to be on-call, and work OT as needed.
  •  Ability to provide professional service in a demanding environment.        
  •  Able to support Windows 10/Office 2016.
  • Experienced in troubleshooting mobile operating systems such as iOS and Android.        
  •  Knowledgeable/familiar with SaaS (Software as a Service) solutions, aka cloud based solutions.
  • Skilled in troubleshooting Remote Access and Authentication issues.     
  • Experienced in managing Cisco IP network switches and routers and troubleshoot low voltage cabling/patch panels.
  • Proactively seek out new knowledge and keep up to date with emerging trends in the industry.

To apply:
Submit a letter of interest and resume in a single pdf to employment@americanstage.org
This position is open until a diverse candidate pool has been achieved.
Please include in the subject line, Your Last Name, IT Staff Member Position
Please no phone calls, drop ins or physical mailings.

The information presented indicates a general nature and level or work expected of this position. It is not a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, qualifications, and objectives required of employees assigned to this job.
American Stage is an Equal Opportunity Employer. American Stage does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.

Technical Director
Status: Full-time / Exempt / Salaried
Reports To: Director of Production
Salary: DOE
To apply: Please email a PDF attachment of your cover letter/ letter of interest and resume to Timon Brown, Director of Production, American Stage Theatre, tbrown@americanstage.org.

American Stage is an Equal Opportunity Employer. American Stage does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need. 

About American Stage

Founded in 1977, American Stage is Tampa Bay’s longest-running, critically acclaimed professional theatre, committed to its role as a vital arts leader, contributing to the cultural landscape of the region by pursuing innovative programming and deeper connections with our community through our high-quality mainstage productions, our annual American Stage in the Park production, and our robust education and outreach programs. With powerful stories, boldly told, American Stage aspires to make the experience of dynamic, relevant, world-class theatre accessible for all.

At American Stage, we see the empty space as an opportunity for social change & civilized discourse to occur –one of the few sacred places left in a far too noisy, often divided, world where human beings can still sit in the quiet dark together, think a while, & be awakened. To gain a richer connection to the fragility of beauty & pain that exists in all art & life. 

Theater of, by, and for all people. Artist-driven, radically inclusive, and fundamentally democratic. Through artistic excellence and the craft of storytelling, American Stage is committed to creating a safe space for multicultural artists to share their full humanity, as we come back to the theatre at this exciting but challenging time. We choose to create a new American Stage that enriches and embodies the rich diversity and cultural tapestry of America and truly reflects the American experience.

Position Summary:

American Stage seeks a Year Round, Full-Time Technical Director to join our Production Team. Productions will be performed onstage in the 180+ seat Raymond James Theater at American Stage Theatre in downtown St. Petersburg, FL and our annual outdoor production in St. Petersburg at Demens Landing City Park. 

An ideal candidate is an energetic, motivated, creative, and collaborative individual who has experience as a TD or ATD at the professional level  for 3-5 years. 

Reporting directly to the Director of Production, the Technical Director works closely with Designers to realize all scenic design elements, within the constraints of budget and schedule. The Technical Director works to ensure the smooth, day-to-day operation of all production departments. Individuals with undergraduate or graduate degrees or equivalent work experience will be considered.

Responsibilities:

  1. Supervise and manage a production staff of 4-6 personnel with various responsibilities (ATD, Carpenter, Scenic Painter, Master Electrician, Properties Artisan) and in a variety of employment statuses (full-time, contract, overhire)
  2. Oversee all aspects of planning, scheduling, materials acquisition, scenic build, load-in, technical rehearsals, maintenance of show elements, and strike for all productions in the season
  3. Produce technical and construction drawings using Vector Works
  4. Create, maintain, and track expenses budgets for both individual productions and the season maintenance budget for various production departments
  5. Maintain accurate inventory of stock scenery, building materials, and expendables standard to theatrical scenic shops
  6. Create & maintain a safe, clean workspace in all production departments.
  7. Work with the ATD in the maintenance of the scene shop facility, tools and vehicles
  8. Provide input and feedback for yearly production calendar and budget planning process

Qualifications and Experience:

  1. Ability to use, create, and modify computer aided drafting software in VectorWorks
  2. Ability to use, create, and interpret files in SketchUp and various other 3D rendering software programs as used by guest designer
  3. Basic or better familiarity with ETC Expression lighting controls and remote focus tools.
  4. Basic familiarity with and ability to operate QLab files for sound and video.
  5. Familiarity with the entire line of Google Suite Programs (Docs, Sheets, Drive, Keep, etc.)
  6. Familiar with and able to implement and execute common theatrical practices and procedures. 
  7. Ability to repeatedly lift, push, or maneuver 50-70 lbs
  8. Ability to repeatedly climb and work on ladders
  9. Valid Driver’s License
  10. Operate manual transmission vehicle
  11. Operate 14-26ft box or flat bed truck

Additional Information:

American Stage offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package including health, dental, vision, and life insurance, plus paid vacation and sick leave.

American Stage is a fully vaccinated workplace, and requires proof of full vaccination. To work in close proximity with Actor Equity Association employees (actors and stage managers) all employees must meet AEA union requirements for Covid-19 testing, which could include 2 to 3 negative test results per workweek.  New employees who are not fully vaccinated as of the date of hire are required to be fully vaccinated within 45 days of hire and provide twice-weekly proof of a negative COVID-19 test prior to being fully vaccinated. Further details will be provided upon hire.

To Apply: 

Please email a PDF attachment of your cover letter/ letter of interest and resume to Timon Brown, Director of Production,American Stage Theatre, tbrown@americanstage.org