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STAGES St. Louis is the region’s foremost professional, 501(c)(3) not-for-profit theatre company, committed to preserving and advancing the art form of Musical Theatre through excellence in performance and education. STAGES, now celebrating its 33rd year of producing Broadway-quality theatre, employs a full-time staff of twenty-five and a seasonal company from May to October, presenting 140 performances to nearly 50,000 patrons.

STAGES employs the best Musical Theatre artists available regionally and nationally for all productions. By holding auditions in St. Louis and New York, STAGES is able to attract not only Broadway talent, but also further its commitment to support professional St. Louis actors. In addition, STAGES educates thousands of students each year at its Performing Arts Academy, the region’s only year-round arts school with a comprehensive curriculum run by a professional theatre company.

STAGES St. Louis is taking every effort for the health and safety of the volunteers, staff, and patrons during the COVID-19 pandemic. Disinfectant is used to clean all areas before and after occupancy and all volunteers, patrons, and staffs are dedicated to wearing masks while inside the buildings. There is still a high degree of uncertainty as to the impact of the pandemic over the next few months and its effect on our ability to bring staff together in the shop, office, and on stage. However, we are currently planning, hoping, and moving forward with our best-case scenario.

STAGES St. Louis strives to create a diverse and inclusive environment. Candidates should demonstrate empathy, flexibility, and a strong commitment to building diverse teams. BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ individuals are encouraged to apply.

Administrative

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Internships

Education Internship

The STAGES St. Louis Spotlight on Careers Internship Program is designed to train the next generation of theatre professionals in the skills necessary to become successful and integral parts of the theatre community.  We combine practical hands-on experience with the opportunity to work with and learn from seasoned theatre professionals.  While immersed in the professional world, our interns gain in-depth knowledge and experience in their chosen areas to become well-rounded theatre practitioners.

Internship Requirements:
To be eligible for consideration, applicants must:

  • Be able to provide local housing in St. Louis for the duration of your internship
  • Be able to work 30 – 40 hours per week of internship

 

Education Interns assist the artistic and education staff with planning and running STAGES St. Louis Performing Arts Academy programs.  Responsibilities include research, organizing material, leading warm-ups, and assisting in developing and teaching theatre camps with professional artists.  Interns will also take part in the ongoing administration of education and outreach programs.  This internship is very rigorous and applicants should be prepared to think quickly, be proactive, and respond with flexibility to rapidly changing circumstances and personalities.  Applicants should have experience working with children and an interest in arts education.  This intern must have a valid driver’s license, a reliable personal vehicle, and a flexible schedule. Applicants must be able to provide their own local housing.

To Apply:
Please submit the following materials to internships@stagesstlouis.org by April 1, 2021.

  • Cover Letter, indicating area of interest
  • Resume
  • References, Academic or Professional (3 preferred)
  • Personal Statement
Stage Management Internship

The STAGES St. Louis Spotlight on Careers Internship Program is designed to train the next generation of theatre professionals in the skills necessary to become successful and integral parts of the theatre community.  We combine practical hands-on experience with the opportunity to work with and learn from seasoned theatre professionals.  While immersed in the professional world, our interns gain in-depth knowledge and experience in their chosen areas to become well-rounded theatre practitioners.

Internship Requirements:
To be eligible for consideration, applicants must:

  • Be able to provide local housing in St. Louis for the duration of your internship
  • Be able to work 30 – 40 hours per week of internship

 

The Stage Management Intern works alongside the AEA Production Stage Manager and two Assistant Stage Managers.  Interns will assist with pre-production paperwork during rehearsals, attend all scene shift rehearsals and tech, and become part of the run crew during the production.

The Stage Management Intern will work on the mainstage productions of A Chorus Line and Jersey Boys.  Applicants must be able to provide their own local housing.  Stage Management Interns are able to earn EMC points and are paid Missouri minimum wage.

  • A Chorus Line dates: June 23 – August 15
  • Jersey Boys dates: August 11 – October 3

To Apply:
Please submit the following materials to internships@stagesstlouis.org by April 1, 2021.

  • Cover Letter, indicating area of interest
  • Resume
  • References, Academic or Professional (3 preferred)
  • Personal Statement

Production

STAGES St. Louis, a professional musical theatre company entering our 35th season, is seeking Production Staff for our 2021 Season.  The Season consists of three large-scale musicals (Always… Patsy Cline, A Chorus Line, Jersey Boys) and one theatre for young audience production (A Year with Frog and Toad).  Season runs from March through October.  Start/End dates depend on each individual position.  Limited housing is available depending on the position.

Compensation:

  • All summer positions are hourly and paid biweekly and determined on experience
  • Overtime paid on hours over 52

To Apply:

  • Please send resume with references and cover letter to STAGES St. Louis, Attn: Production Supervisor, jobs@stagesstlouis.org.
Assistant to Production Coordinator

Responsibilities include:  assisting the Production Supervisor and Artistic Coordinator with seasonal hiring and on-boarding, assisting the Company Manager with the arrangement of transportation and housing for production and design personnel, acting as the production shop’s onsite COVID manager, process production bills and receipts, maintain contact sheets and calendars, attend and contribute to design and production meetings, take and distribute notes from all production meetings, assist Production Supervisor with payroll for all technical staff, act as the swing technician on all productions if needed to cover any production tracks, and other general technical support as needed.  Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications is essential, as is general technical theatre knowledge.  QuickBooks is a plus.  Must have own transportation.  Limited housing is available, would prefer someone with knowledge of St. Louis area and has local St. Louis housing.  Contract dates run May through early September with the possibility of extending to early October, and are negotiable.   Compensation starting at $15/hour, determined upon experience.

Costume Crafts Artisan

The Crafts Artisan is responsible for the creation, collection or alteration of all craft projects for each show.  Duties include millinery, dyeing/painting, jewelry, masks, shoe alteration, padding, and other tasks as assigned.  Contract extends May to July.  There is some flexibility on contract dates.  Limited housing is available.  Compensation starting at $12/hour, determined upon experience.

Drapers

Drapers are responsible for draping, patterning and managing construction.  Drapers will supervise a First Hand and Stitchers, attend fittings, and manage alterations.  Strong period construction skills a must.  Experience with tailoring, a plus.  Contract dates are end of April through early September.  There is some flexibility on contract dates.  Limited housing is available. Compensation starting at $14/hour, determined upon experience.

First Hands

The First Hand will work as a team with the Draper to build or alter costumes for each show.  The First Hand will assist the Draper with all phases of costume construction, including cutting, sewing, fitting, and preparation of work for Stitchers.  Strong sewing skills and precise cutting skills a must.  Contract runs May through early September.  There is some flexibility on contract dates.  Limited housing is available. Compensation starting at $12/hour, determined upon experience.

Stitchers

The Costume Shop Stitcher sews costumes for a theatre company, using industrial or domestic machines and hand sewing.  The Stitcher sews mock-ups and costumes in a variety of styles and periods.  The ability to sew with speed and accuracy under limited supervision is essential.  Required is the knowledge of and skill with operating industrial and domestic sewing machines, skill with hand sewing, and at least two years of professional sewing experience.  The Stitcher may be required to work extra hours as needed.  Theatre experience is preferred, but not required.  Contract runs May through early September.  There is some flexibility on contract dates.  Local candidates preferred, limited housing is available.  Compensation starting at $11.50/hour, determined upon experience.

Dressers

Dressers are responsible for all pre- and post-show duties as assigned by the Wardrobe Supervisor, as well as show duties such as pre-sets, quick changes and emergency repairs.  This position is responsible for the daily maintenance of the costumes by assisting with the laundry, performing minor repairs, dressing room maintenance, and dry cleaning.  Basic stitching knowledge and previous wardrobe experience is required for this position.  Experience with Equity Actors is a plus.  Contract dates run July – mid October, with some flexibility in the dates.  Locals preferred, no local housing is available. Compensation starting at $11/hour, determined upon experience.

Carpenters

Carpenters are directly responsible for creating scenic pieces from wood, metal, foam, or plastic.  Daily work assignments and project deadlines are set by the Technical Director.  Experience with nontraditional rigging, welding, and ability to read and understand construction drawings preferred. Contract extends June through September.  There is some flexibility on contract dates.  Limited housing is available.  Compensation starting at $12/hour, determined upon experience.

Rigger/Carpenter

The Rigger/Carpenter is directly responsible for working with TD and ATD to develop a rigging schedule and plan for load in. This includes load calculations and proper attachment and terminations of rigging as needed. Also responsible for creating scenic pieces from wood, metal, foam, or plastic.  Daily work assignments and project deadlines are set by the Technical Director.  Experience with welding, and ability to read and understand construction drawings preferred.  Contract extends May through early September.  There is some flexibility on contract dates.  Limited housing is available.  Compensation starting at $14/hour, determined upon experience.

Shop Production Assistant

The Production Assistant works directly with the Technical Director, and production staff to facilitate purchasing and budget tracking. They are responsible for the purchasing and procurement of production department’s needs, budget reporting, and assisting in various production department needs. The Production Assistant should be skilled in budget tracking, Microsoft Office, and entry-level knowledge in all production departments.  Knowledge of AutoCAD is a plus. Contract runs from May through September.  There is some flexibility on contract dates.  Local candidates preferred as no local housing is available. Compensation starting at $11/hour, determined upon experience.

Properties Carpenter

The Props Carpenter works under the supervision of the Props Master.  They are responsible for providing props and set dressing for all productions.  Requires knowledge of carpentry and basic computer graphics.  Sewing and experience with soft goods is highly desirable as are general craft skills and experience painting props for stage.  Having hands on experience with various building materials is also beneficial.  Daily tasks may including sewing, carpentry, welding, crafts, and computer graphics. Contract runs from May – early September.  There is some flexibility on contract dates.  Housing is limited.  Compensation starting at $12/hour, determined upon experience.

Scenic Artists

Scenic Artists are responsible for painting all scenic elements (scenery, drops, props, floors, etc.) for each production.  Scenic Artists may be asked to do certain scenic treatments as required by the designer and Scenic Charge, including foam carving.  Contracts run Mid-April through early September.  There is some flexibility on contract dates.  Limited housing is available.  Compensation starting at $12/hour, determined upon experience.

Master Electrician

The Master Electrician is responsible for leading an electrics crew in implementing the lighting design for each production of our season.  The ME will guide his/her/their crew in load in, hang/focus, practical build and wiring, as well as building any lighting special effects.  The ME is also responsible for maintaining and reporting the Electrics department budget and will be asked to be at production meetings and some rehearsals.  Previous crew supervision as well as extensive electrical knowledge is required for this position.  The ME must also have working knowledge of the ETC ION, moving lights, general wiring, rigging, and troubleshooting skills.  Contract extends mid-April to early September.  Housing is available.  Compensation starting at $19/hour, determined upon experience.

Assistant Master Electrician

The Assistant Master Electrician is responsible for assisting the Master Electrician in leading an electrics crew in implementing the lighting design for each production of our season.  The AME will assist in load in, hang/focus, practical build and wiring, as well as building any lighting special effects.  The AME will assist at all technical rehearsals and run the lighting console for shows.  Knowledge of the ETC ION, moving lights, general wiring, rigging, and troubleshooting skills is a must.  Contract runs from the Mid-April to Mid-October.  There is some flexibility on contract dates.  Housing is available.  Compensation starting at $13/hour, determined upon experience.

Electricians/Spot Light Operators

Electricians are responsible for the hang/focus, practical wiring and maintaining the productions as well as operating follow spots during the run of the shows.  Working knowledge of the ETC ION, moving lights, LED tape and modules, general wiring and trouble shooting skills highly preferred.  Contract extends May to Mid-October.  There is some flexibility on contract dates.  Limited housing is available.  Compensation starting at $11/hour, determined upon experience.

Stagehands

Stagehands will help move scenery and props backstage and generally take cues from our Stage Management team.  Stagehands must be available to attend all shift rehearsals, tech rehearsals, and performances.  Must provide own local housing and reliable transportation. Compensation starting at $11/hour, determined upon experience.

Production dates are as follows:

Always… Patsy Cline:  May 17, 2021 – June 27, 2021
A Year with Frog & Toad:  June 7, 2021 – June 27, 2021
A Chorus Line: July 5, 2021 – August 15, 2021
Jersey Boys: August 23, 2021 – October 3, 2021