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Scenic Crew - Illinois Shakespeare Festival 2020

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Job Details
Job Order Number
6981585
Company Name
Illinois State University
Physical Address
718 W. College Avenue, Campus Box 1300
Normal, IL 61790-1300
Job Description

The Illinois Shakespeare Festival is a professional repertory theatre company that produces Shakespeare and contemporary plays in the spirit of Shakespeare every summer at the beautiful Ewing Cultural Center in Bloomington, Illinois. The Festival hires professional Directors, Designers, Actors, and production personnel and offers a variety of internships to students from Illinois State University and other colleges and universities. The Festival sells an average of 10,000 tickets per year, is supported by Illinois State University and the Illinois Shakespeare Festival Society, and is preparing for its 43rd season.

The Illinois Shakespeare Festival is seeking applications for Scenic crew for its 2020 summer season for the positions listed below.

SCENIC INSTALLATION AND CHANGEOVER SUPERVISOR
- Scenic carpentry, metalworking, welding, and crew supervisory skills and experience are required. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated metal and scenic fabrication skills, the ability to read and understand complex construction drawings, be self-motivated, and be able to teach/lead young Carpenters and interns.
- We are looking for an experienced supervisor with proven success at overseeing and motivating crews, who will also work hands-on during fabricating and fitting scenery for two shows in rep in an outdoor theatre and one show in our indoor venue. This supervisor will stay on for the full season supervising crews changing over and maintaining the scenery after the productions open.
– This position is available for the full season, May 19 – August 11.

MASTER CARPENTER
- Significant wood and metal scenic fabrication experience is required, preferably in a professional environment. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated metal and scenic fabrication skills, the ability to read and understand complex construction drawings, be self-motivated, and be able to teach/lead young Carpenters and interns.
- This position is available for the full season, May 19 – August 11.

SCENIC CARPENTERS
- Significant scenic fabrication experience is required, preferably in a professional environment. Experience with metal fabrication is desirable. The ideal candidates will have demonstrated scenic fabrication skills, the ability to read and understand complex construction drawings and be self-motivated.
- Most of these positions are available for the build period of the Festival, May 19 – July 11. Several of these positions are available for the full season, May 19 – August 11.

SCENIC CHARGE ARTIST
- Significant scenic art experience, working from designers’ paint elevations and supervisory experience is desired, preferably in a professional environment. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated painting and sculpting skills, work well in a fast-paced environment, be self-motivated, have excellent communication and leadership skills and be able to teach/lead young Scenic Artists and interns.
- This position is available for the build period of the Festival, May 19 – July 11.

SCENIC ARTISTS
- Significant scenic art experience using designers’ paint elevations is desired, preferably in a professional environment. The ideal candidates will have demonstrated painting and sculpting skills, work well in a fast-paced environment, be self-motivated, and able to teach/lead young Scenic Artists and interns.
- Positions are available for the build period of the Festival, May 19 – July 11.

For all of these positions, housing is available at a reduced cost beginning on May 18.

Applicants are encouraged to apply early, as applications will be reviewed and positions filled as applications are received.

In addition to the required resume and cover letter, interested applicants are encouraged to submit images of their work. Images can be uploaded as a Word or PDF document in the Other option under Optional Documents. Alternatively, a link to an online portfolio can be included in a Word or PDF document and uploaded in the Other option under Optional Documents.


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