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Thank you for your interest in Actors' Shakespeare Project. We are currently accepting applications for the following open positions:

House Manager
Actors’ Shakespeare Project (ASP) seeks a House Manager for its production of Phèdre, with the possibility to extend to the remaining three shows of the 11th season.

House Manager responsibilities include managing at-event box office, ticketing, and Will Call; welcoming and providing superior customer service to ASP’s patrons; training ushers; handling all seating issues and patron concerns or complaints; communicating with stage management and the building manager; displaying and selling merchandise and concessions pre-show and/or during intermission; having a working knowledge of ASP’s mission and programs and representing them to ASP’s patrons; and sending Front of House reports for each performance.

Phèdre will run from November 19 to December 7th at First Church in Boston. The House Manager is required to attend all performances, arriving one and a half hours prior to curtain (with the exception of weekday student matinees, for which the House Manager arrives one hour prior to curtain) and completing responsibilities at approximately two hours past curtain. The full schedule for the run is available here.

Prior Front of House experience and/or familiarity with OvationTix CMS is preferred, though applicants with customer service experience in another field are also encouraged to apply. We are looking for an applicant with excellent customer service skills; strong attention to detail; an upbeat and calm demeanor; and the ability to multi-task, prioritize, and creatively think and problem solve on one’s feet.

To apply, please email your resume, cover letter, and references to Lindsay Williams at lindsay [at] actorsshakespeareproject [dot] org. No phone calls please.

Technical Director
Actors’ Shakespeare Project (ASP) seeks a Technical Director to work on four productions during the 2014-2015 season. ASP is a fast-paced, dynamic, and creative environment with a Resident Acting Company who perform in various spaces around the city of Boston. From the Strand Theatre in Dorchester to a storefront in Somerville or a warehouse in Chelsea, we find and then occupy a venue. We transform the building, room, warehouse, high school auditorium, or raw space and create the world of the play. Ideal candidates will have strong organizational skills, the ability to track, and manage a lot of moving pieces, the flexibility to work with an array of personalities and in a variety of settings, will enjoy working collaboratively, and will have a commitment to the mission of ASP. This is a seasonal position with time off between productions and reports to the Production Manager.

Responsibilities include the following:
-Communicate with scenic designers and determine in consultation with the production manager, the technical requirements and budgetary feasibility of scenic designs.
-Determine construction methods, mechanics, materials and schedule for the implementation of all scenic elements of each production.
-Produce working/construction drawings as needed.
-Plan, schedule, supervise and assist the construction, load in, tech and load out of all productions.
-Help promote a safe, healthy and clean work environment by example.
-Supervise, schedule and manage an over hire carpenter crew.

Qualifications:
-Working knowledge of scenery; structural design and engineering; safe construction practice and process.
-Proficiency in CAD, theatrical rigging, stage carpentry required.
-Strong collaborative, organizational, time management and interpersonal communication skills are essential.
-Ability to bid accurately and execute designs with in a specific schedule.
-Flexible, focused and well-organized team player.
-Must be able to work nights and weekends, as required.

To apply, please email your resume, cover letter, and references to Heather Stern at heather [at] actorsshakespeareproject [dot] org. No phone calls please.

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