TECHNICAL DIRECTOR NEEDED
Chenango River Theatre seeks detail-oriented Tech Director with strong organizational, design and construction skills. Job includes design and build for 4 mainstage productions, plus basic sound and projection design as needed. This is largely a one person department, integral to the success of the company. Responsibilities include: preparing ground plans/technical drawings for production; load-in/load-out of all sets, sound setup and props; strong communication skills in dealing with directors and designers. Adherence to high production standards, a strong sense of responsibility, self-motivated. Job may include working nights and weekends for certain productions. Must be adaptable and operate well under pressure, with a positive problem-solving attitude. Preferred applicant will be an accomplished scenic carpenter. Welding, rigging skills a plus. Responsible for storage area maintenance (shop, lighting, props), plus limited building maintenance.
For the 2022 season, this is a full time, staff position from late April to early October, with exact dates dependent on a final agreement. Salary: $700/week.
For future seasons, with continuing annual employment of at least 24 weeks/year, health benefits will be available up to a maximum of 10% of weekly salary beginning in 2023. Vacation pay of 4% of annual salary will also begin in 2023.
CRT is willing to work around potential conflicts with outside work, provided that it does not impact overall design, construction and installation of main stage productions, and/or tech week of each production.
1. Design 1-2 and build 4 sets each season:
Collaborate with the design team to establish the design and execution of scenery and/or other elements of productions.
Consult with director and other designers on issues that arise during production pertaining to the build, installation, operation and strike of the scenery.
2. Manage scenery construction/install process:
Responsible for construction and installation of all main stage shows in a timely, safe, and resource efficient manner.
Proactively plan and foster communication on upcoming shows.
Design, build and work within the budgets established for all shows.
Work within the build, load-in, and strike schedule for each production based on the calendar established by the Producing Artistic Director.
Determine and monitor tool and supply needs and purchases.
3. Administration and Shop Maintenance
Maintain accountability & receipts for all approved purchases in a timely manner.
Responsible for daily maintenance of scene shop/stage area to ensure safety.
Take an active role in maintenance and cleanliness of facility.
To apply, submit cover letter, resume, availability and references to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The info below is from our last round of casting, just to give you an idea of our current process. At this point our next casting will be in Spring of 2022, with new Producing Artistic Director Zach Curtis handling casting for his 1st season and the company's 16th season.
GENERAL INFO FOR ALL ACTORS
We are working under AEA's guidelines for "fully vaccinated casts". We are accepting headshots/resumes for The Craftsman until Aug. 27 for those roles not already cast.
Location: All rehearsals and performances are at Chenango River Theatre in Greene, NY (near Binghamton, about 3.5 hours from NYC).
Submission Requirements: SUBMIT a one-page headshot and one-page resume titled only with your last name (ie, Smith.jpg or Smith.pdf). We only accept pdf's and jpg's. For video submissions of a monologue, prepare a maximum two-minute contemporary monologue (1930 or later), email a link directly to your video submission to: email@example.com.
AUDITIONS for THE CRAFTSMAN: Rehearses SEPT 20-OCT 7; Performances OCT 8-24. THIS SHOW IS CAST. A riveting, often humorous play that raises sweeping questions about art and artifice, lying and forgery, and hatred and revenge. Only the second staging for this new play that was held over in its initial Philadelphia run. An intriguing tale of ambition, genius, and deception based on the true story of Dutch painter Han Van Meegeren, whose arrest as a Nazi collaborator was a cause célèbre after World War II. A rich, reputable art dealer, Van Meegeren had sold rare Vermeer paintings, which the Dutch consider national treasures, to the Nazis. Charged with treason and on trial for his life, the petty, passionate, manipulative and charming Van Meegeren gleefully embraces his trial to seek a revenge the prosecutors know nothing about.
This show has been cast.
AEA (pending approval): SPT Level 1 ($271/week, except first two rehearsal weeks are paid at $322/week). Housing and transportation provided per AEA contract. CRT is not able to negotiate contracts above the stated salary level. No agent submissions.
NON-EQUITY: Actors from out of the area receive housing, transportation, use of company car and $200-225/week. Actors within our area receive a flat fee based on the role.
We will only be using sides for those selected for Zoom callbacks, based on your resume and submitted video monologue.
Mailing address: PO Box 584 Greene, NY 13778 Physical address: 991 State Highway 12, Greene, NY 13778
Chenango River Theatre’s season is made possible in part by the New York State Council on the Arts
with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.