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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 38th 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 over 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 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.

 

For information regarding AUDITIONS, please click here. 

Academy

Summer Camp Teaching Artist

At STAGES Performing Arts Academy, we are dedicated to cultivating creativity in a safe and engaging environment. We continually search for energetic arts educators to join our inspiring team of teaching artists. SPAA offers evening and weekend classes, full-scale productions, outreach programming, and summer camps for students grades K-12; all of which need teaching artists to make it possible! Currently, we are searching for summer camp educators who can confidently manage a classroom, as well as promote growth within students through acting, singing and/or dancing.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Create weekly lesson plans, activities, and/or rehearsal schedules
  • .Prepare students for a showcase performance to take place at the end of each session.
  • Communicate consistently with students and parents regarding important class information.

Desired Qualifications:
Don’t worry about checking every single criteria box – if you feel you have what it takes to be a member of the education team, we want to hear from you!

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant discipline or equivalent work experience
  • Experience in teaching the performing arts (acting, singing, and/or dancing) and passion for arts education
  • Attention to detail and commitment to excellence
  • Excellent relationship-building, management, and problem solving skills
  • Ability to remain calm, collected, and patient under pressure
  • Understanding of classroom management
  • Morning, afternoon, and/or all-day availability (9am-4pm, M-F)

Compensation:

  • Stipend: $350/week for half day camps, $700/week for full day camps/productions.
  • Paid as a bi-weekly stipend

Instructions to Apply:

Please send a resume (in a PDF) to aericson@stagesstlouis.org with the subject line ‘Teaching Artist Application’.

 

High School Summer Interns

At STAGES Performing Arts Academy, we are dedicated to cultivating creativity in a safe and engaging environment. Over the summer, SPAA offers half/full-day summer camps and students grades K-12; all of which need interns to make it possible! We want aspiring educators and future theatre industry leaders who can confidently manage a camp of students and administrative responsibilities, as well as represent STAGES and STAGES Performing Arts Academy. Summer camps run from June 3rd – August 10, Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm.

Intern Positions Available:

High School Volunteers (4)

Key Responsibilities:

  • Classroom preparation (cleaning, setting up, restocking inventory, etc).
  • Aiding in a classrooms & rehearsals (co-teaching, teaching assistant, etc).
  • Assist with summer camp productions (production interns only) in stage management, set construction, etc.
  • Overlook snack and lunch breaks.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Education and Outreach Coordinator (answer phones, respond to emails, print documents,).

Desired Qualifications:
Don’t worry about checking every single criteria box – if you feel you have what it takes to be a member of the education team, we want to hear from you!

High School Interns:

  • Must be an incoming junior or senior in high school.
  • Interest and experience with theatre a must, experience with youth theatre a plus.
  • Attention to detail and commitment to excellence.

All Interns:

  • All day availability (9am-4pm, M-F,  June 3 – Aug. 9)

Compensation:

  • High school positions are volunteer only; volunteer credit available

Instructions to Apply:

Please complete this application no later than Friday, March 29th.

 

Academy Costumer (Summer Camp Productions)

Job Description: 

The Academy Costumer oversees all costuming aspects for individual on-site and outreach musical theatre productions, and is responsible for the visual appearance of all of our student actors. This position reports to the Director of Education, the Education Coordinator and works directly with the creative team of each production.

Key Responsibilities:

  •  Responsible for the design, creation, ordering, and altering of all costumes and accessories for the academy’s four summer productions (Frozen KIDS, 13 Jr., Between The Lines, & Madagascar Jr.).
  • Organize fittings, provide a dressing plan to performers, and oversee costume continuity on set.
  • Design or approve hairstyles and the selection of wigs, hairpieces, mustaches, beards, and special makeups.
  • Attend production meetings and dress rehearsals to take notes on design elements, changes, and alterations.
  • Make note of which pieces need to be sent to dry cleaning, which will return to stock, and coordinate the return of any borrowed or rented costumes.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Proven work experience in a relevant discipline; two or more years of experience a plus
  • Comprehensive knowledge of theatrical costume design 
  • Ability to sew and alter costumes
  • Experience in managing a classroom or student-centered environment.
  •  Experience or interest in the performing arts (teaching experience a plus) and passion for arts education.
  • Attention to detail and commitment to excellence .
  • Excellent relationship-building, management, and problem-solving skills.

Compensation:

  • Stipend: $400 per production
  • Paid as a bi-weekly stipend

 

Administrative

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Box Office

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Internships

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Production

Stagehand/Deck Electrician

Stages St. Louis is looking for a stagehand/deck electrician for our last two shows of the 2024 Season: Newsies and Ragtime. The contract is from July 14th to October 25th. Housing is not included. Duties include:

a) Attend all rehearsals, performances, and photo calls as scheduled
b) Perform all pre-show, show, and post-show duties as assigned by Stage Management and Technical Director
c) Maintain duties run sheet given by Stage Management and update as duties change.
d) Maintain all backstage electrical components as assigned.
e) Maintaining a positive working environment and good relationship with the actors, other running crew members, and staff
f) Assist with load-in, changeovers and strike
g) Perform any repairs or alterations as needed
h) Read and adhere to the guidelines in the Employee Handbook
i) Other duties as assigned

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 strongly encouraged to apply.

Compensation: $16/hour

To apply, please submit the following materials in PDF format to Emily Birnstein at jobs@stagesstlouis.org

Audio Supervisor

Stages St. Louis is looking for an audio supervisor for the last two shows of our 2024 Season: Disney’s Newsies (in performance run), and Ragtime (loadin, tech and run). The contract runs from July 29, 2024 to October 25, 2024. Housing is available.

2024 Season Sound designers include Nevin Steinberg (Hamilton, The Notebook and 2 time Tony-Award Winner for Hadestown and Sweeney Todd), Mike Tracey (Design or Assoc. for Springsteen on Broadway, The Outsiders, Waitress, Dreamgirls) and Julie Ferrin (National Tours of Peter Pan, Camelot, The Little Mermaid and countless regional credits).

Duties include:

  1. Under the supervision of the Sound Designer, design, install, and maintain the PA system for each production
  2. Under the supervision of the Sound Designer, design, setup, and maintain the microphone plan for each production
  3. Run and maintain the sound equipment for each rehearsal and performance
  4. Run the board and maintain the sound plot for Ragtime
  5. Work with Musical Director to establish a pleasant balance between music and vocal reinforcement
  6. Maintain, repair, and/or purchase audio equipment, as needed
  7. Schedule, coordinate, and oversee all audio staff
  8. Process and report all audio expenses
  9. Attend production meetings as determined by the Production Manager
  10. Develop and implement improvement plans
  11. Assist Musical Director as needed
  12. Provide inventories as requested by the Production Manager
  13. Read and adhere to the guidelines in the Employee Handbook
  14. Other duties as assigned

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 strongly encouraged to apply.

Compensation: $20.00-$23.00, DOE

To apply, please submit the following materials in PDF format to Emily Birnstein at jobs@stagesstlouis.org