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Position Available – House Manager

POSITION DESCRIPTION: The House Manager for the Broadway Theatre Center is responsible that all front-of-house operations are conducted in a safe, courteous, and professional manner. The House Manager schedules, trains, recruits and supervises the Assistant House Managers and volunteer usher corps.

SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES:

The House Manager will successfully:

  1. Recruit, schedule and train Assistant House Managers.
  2. Develop and maintain a master calendar for front-of-house supervision.
  3. Maintain an up-to-date schedule of ushers for all performances of Skylight Music Theatre and Milwaukee Chamber Theatre. Ensure that the appropriate number of ushers are scheduled for each performance.
  4. Provide annual and ongoing usher training and recruitment. Communicate as needed with ushers for scheduling, training and recruitment.

Note:  It is expected that the House Manager will schedule themselves the majority of the performances and on a regularly distributed basis.  During this time most of the administrative work would be accomplished.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS: The House Manager reports to the Director of Marketing.

QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates should have excellent people skills, a sense of humor, energy and drive. 

  • Experience in dealing with a wide variety of people in a multitude of situations in a polite yet direct fashion.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Superior strategic thinking and planning skills are required.
  • An ability to prioritize and excel at many different tasks in a fast-paced environment.
  • Familiarity with the breadth of performing arts management is a plus.

Salary:                    Per service basis

Starting date:       August 2017

Interested individuals should submit by email a cover letter with resume to:

Susan Heymann, Director of Marketing

Skylight Music Theatre

158 North Broadway

Milwaukee, WI  53202

susanh@skylightmusictheatre.org

Lighting & Sound Supervisor: Click here for full Position Announcement

The Lighting & Sound Supervisor is responsible for the on-time planning and installation of the lighting, sound, video, and projected designs as presented by the designers for Skylight Music Theatre’s (SMT) and Broadway Theatre Center (BTC) productions, functions, and events.

RESPONSIBILITES:
  • Work with the Production Director as a creative problem solver in the planning and execution of all lighting, sound and video elements for each production or project.
  • Determine approaches, procedures, schedules and techniques to create lighting, sound and video effects for each production.
  • Budget and estimate cost of labor and materials for each production.
  • Work with production department heads and creative teams on the solution of multi-department projects for each production.
  • Hire and supervise electrical crews, consisting of staff, overhire, and apprentices.
  1. Support the training and guidance of apprentices and young technicians for the betterment of the industry.
  • Oversee the maintenance and safe use of all lighting, sound and video equipment and inventories including, but not limited to BTC audio network, computers, consoles.
  • Establish and maintain safety programs and training for Lighting & Sound Department personnel.
  • Serve as Master Electrician for Cabot Theatre productions and events.
  • Attend all technical and dress rehearsals and performances as required, and appropriate meetings as necessary, including but not limited to feasibility, production, notes, departmental, and staff meetings.
  • Conduct routine safety checks in concert with management and ensure that policies and practices of SMT’s Health and Safety Manual are being followed and adhered to, both written and oral.
  • Other duties as assigned.
SKILLS AND TRAINING:
  • A BA in theatre or comparable professional experience, with training in technical theatre including but not limited to theatrical rigging, video/projections, electrics, and sound.
  • Lighting, Sound, or Projection design and/or video editing desirable.
  • Multi-task and prioritize work on varied projects, whether physical or administrative.
  • Have knowledge and understanding of basic budget and schedule practices in regional theatre.
  • Ability/Willingness to collaborate, work as a team member, and/or manage staff, while maintaining a positive attitude with a diverse staff through strong verbal/written communication and organizational skills.
  • Working knowledge and comprehensive training in the safe operation of stationary and portable power tools, hand tools, stage rigging and equipment working with a variety of construction methods, materials and techniques
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
  • Must be able to lift 60lbs, and able to climb and work from ladders.
  • Must have the vision, hearing and dexterity to safely operate in a construction environment, operate hand and power tools, stage rigging and fine detailing work if necessary.
  • Ability to read and execute blueprints and schematics.
  • This position has irregular hours with regular night and weekend responsibilities.
APPLY:
  • Interested and qualified candidates should send a cover letter and resume to DJ Haugen, Director of Production & Facilities at either; 158 North Broadway, Milwaukee WI 53202, or DustinH@SkylightMusicTheatre.org.
  • Skylight Music Theatre is an Equal Opportunity Employer, women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
  • Please indicate in the cover letter how you heard about this position. Phone inquiries welcome.

Lighting and Audio Technician – Studio: Click here for full Position Announcement

  • Provide for the lighting, sound and electrical needs for Skylight Music Theatre (SMT) productions and events housed in the Broadway Theatre Center (BTC). ensuring safety, timeliness, and efficiency in implementation.
  • Assist the Lighting and Sound Supervisor in implementing and maintaining the administrative and production functions of the lighting and audio department.
RESPONSIBILITES:
  • Be responsible for all lighting and sound needs for Studio Theatre productions, including the testing, maintenance and upkeep of all lighting equipment, projectors, instruments and sound equipment.
  • Act as the BTC-Studio Theatre’s principal Master Electrician/board operator for all productions and events as available/scheduled.
  • Attend and participate in all final run-throughs, system tunings, level settings, technical rehearsals, previews, and performances on which the individual is serving as the board operator.
  • Prepare and install equipment based on light plots and designer supplied specifications; including but not limited to tech table set-up, i.e. tables, headsets, and video monitors, god mic, etc.
  • Collaborate to produce show-related sound paperwork. Maintain neat & accurate records of design execution for a given production. Make archival copies of all paperwork and sound effect media after a production has closed.
  • Assist Lighting and Sound Supervisor in testing, maintaining, and general upkeep of all sound, communication, and video distribution equipment for BTC and SMT productions, events, and contracts.
  • Serve as a member of stage crews for work calls, load-Ins, strikes, and changeovers
  • Adhere to the proper shut-down of all lighting, sound, special effects, stage equipment and other electrical appliances, assuring that the theatre is left in a safe, secure, and appropriately lit manner and that equipment is locked in a secure place.
  • Attend all appropriate meetings as necessary, including but not limited to feasibility, production, notes, department, and staff meetings as requested.
  • Other duties as assigned.
SKILLS AND TRAINING:
  • A BA in theatre or comparable professional experience, with training in technical theatre including but not limited to basic stagecraft, electrics, theatrical rigging, video/projections, sound reinforcement and design.
  • Working knowledge of a variety of lighting and sound equipment, methods, materials and techniques.
  • Computer proficiency as it relates to current lighting and sound technology, preferably both Macintosh and Windows environments. Must be able to multi-task and prioritize work on varied projects, whether physical or administrative.
  • Ability/willingness to collaborate and work as a team member, while maintaining a positive attitude with a diverse staff through strong verbal and written communication and organizational skills.
  • Comprehensive training of a variety of construction methods, and understanding of the safe and healthful use and disposal of chemicals and other potential hazardous materials.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
  • Must be able to lift 75lbs, and able to climb and work from ladders.
  • Must have the vision, hearing and dexterity to safely operate in a construction environment, operate hand and power tools, stage rigging and fine detailing work if necessary.
  • This position has irregular hours with regular night and weekend responsibilities.
APPLY:
  • Interested and qualified candidates should send a cover letter and resume to DJ Haugen, Director of Production & Facilities at either; 158 North Broadway, Milwaukee WI 53202, or DustinH@SkylightMusicTheatre.org.
  • Skylight Music Theatre is an Equal Opportunity Employer, women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
  • Please indicate in the cover letter how you heard about this position.      Phone inquiries welcome.

Audio Technician / Engineer: Click here for full Position Announcement

FUNCTION:
  • To provide skilled workmanship as a sound technician and engineer/operator for the sound needs of Skylight Music Theatre’s (SMT) and Broadway Theatre Center (BTC) productions, functions, and events
  • Assist the Lighting and Sound Supervisor in implementing and maintaining the administrative and production functions of the lighting and audio department.
RESPONSIBILITES:
  • Act as the BTC – Cabot Theatre’s principal board operator for all productions and events as available/scheduled.
  • Attend and participate in all final run-throughs, system tunings, level settings, technical rehearsals, previews, and performances on which the individual is serving as the board operator.
  • Prepare and install equipment based on sound plots and video monitor needs; including but not limited to assisting in Tech table set-up, i.e. tables, headsets, and video monitors, god mic, etc.
  • Collaborate to produce show-related sound paperwork. Maintain neat & accurate records of design execution for a given production. Make archival copies of all paperwork and sound effect media after a production has closed.
  • Assist Lighting and Sound Supervisor in testing, maintaining, and general upkeep of all sound, communication, and video distribution equipment for BTC and SMT productions, events, and contracts.
  • Serve as a member of sound crews for work calls, load-Ins, strikes, and changeovers
  • Maintain the organization and cleanliness of all Control Booths and FOH Mix Positions.
  • Adhere to the proper shut-down of all lighting, sound, special effects, stage equipment and other electrical appliances, assuring that the theatre is left in a safe, secure, and appropriately lit manner and that equipment is locked in a secure place.
  • Attend all appropriate meetings as necessary, including but not limited to feasibility, production, notes, department, and staff meetings as requested.
  • Other duties as assigned.
SKILLS AND TRAINING:
  • A BA in theatre or comparable professional experience, with training in technical theatre including but not limited to basic stagecraft, electrics, theatrical rigging, video/projections, sound reinforcement and design.
  • Working knowledge of a variety of lighting and sound equipment, methods, materials and techniques
  • Computer proficiency as it relates to current lighting and sound technology, preferably both Macintosh and Windows environments.
  • Must be able to multi-task and prioritize work on varied projects, whether physical or administrative.
  • Ability/willingness to collaborate and work as a team member, while maintaining a positive attitude with a diverse staff through strong verbal and written communication and organizational skills.
  • Comprehensive training of a variety of construction methods, and understanding of the safe and healthful use and disposal of chemicals and other potential hazardous materials.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
  • Must be able to lift 60 lbs, and able to climb and work from ladders.
  • Must have the vision, hearing and dexterity to safely operate in a construction environment, operate hand and power tools, stage rigging and fine detailing work if necessary.
  • This position has irregular hours with regular night and weekend responsibilities.
APPLY:
  • Interested and qualified candidates should send a cover letter and resume to DJ Haugen, Director of Production & Facilities at either; 158 North Broadway, Milwaukee WI 53202, or DustinH@SkylightMusicTheatre.org.
  • Skylight Music Theatre is an Equal Opportunity Employer, women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
  • Please indicate in the cover letter how you heard about this position. Phone inquiries welcome.

Production Stage Supervisor: Click here for full Position Announcement

FUNCTION:
  • Provide leadership in the safe and efficient operation of all backstage activities and crew for Skylight Music Theatre (SMT) productions and events housed in the Broadway Theatre Center (BTC).
  • Assist the Production Director in implementing and maintaining the administrative and production functions of the production department and of the theatre/office facility.
RESPONSIBILITES:
  • Serve as leader of the Stage Run Crews, consisting of staff, overhire, and apprentices, providing leadership, training and routine check-ins for the stage crew in all areas of stage operations including load-in, running shows, strike, storage and maintenance of scenery in a safe, efficient, and respectful manner.
  • Attend all appropriate meetings and work calls as necessary, including but not limited to feasibility, production, departmental, staff meetings and load-ins, technical rehearsals, designer runs, dresses, and load-outs.
    • Maintain working knowledge and understanding of the physical productions/events in the BTC, while directly overseeing the technical operation of all production elements and personnel involved.
    • Determine storage of scenery and establish the most efficient means of assembling and changing over each show (when necessary) by organizing and maintaining a clean/safe working environment and operation of applicable areas.
    • Hire additional run crew, crew subs, and overhire in consultation with management.
    • Work with management to facilitate smooth running of shows and special events.
    • Maintain theatre inventories and documenting expenditures in concert with management.
    • Conduct routine safety checks in concert with management and ensure that policies and practices of SMT’s Health and Safety Manual are being followed and adhered to, both written and oral.
    • Other duties as assigned.
SKILLS AND TRAINING:
  • A BA in theatre or comparable professional experience, with training in technical theatre including but not limited to scenic and properties construction, theatrical rigging, video/projections, electrics, and sound.
  • Ability/Willingness to collaborate, work as a team member, and/or supervise, while maintaining a positive attitude with a diverse staff through strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must be able to multi-task and prioritize work on varied projects, whether physical or administrative.
  • Have knowledge and understanding of basic budget and schedule practices in regional theatre.
  • Comprehensive training of a variety of construction methods, materials and techniques including wood, fabric, metal and plastics and working knowledge in the safe operation of stationary and portable power tools, hand tools, stage rigging and equipment.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
  • Must be able to lift 60 lbs, and able to climb and work from ladders.
  • Must have the vision, hearing and dexterity to safely operate in a construction environment, operate hand and power tools, stage rigging and fine detailing work if necessary.
  • Ability to read and execute blueprints and schematics.
  • This position has irregular hours with regular night and weekend responsibilities
APPLY:
  • Interested and qualified candidates should send a cover letter and resume to DJ Haugen, Director of Production & Facilities at either; 158 North Broadway, Milwaukee WI 53202, or DustinH@SkylightMusicTheatre.org.
  • Skylight Music Theatre is an Equal Opportunity Employer, women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
  • Please indicate in the cover letter how you heard about this position.      Phone inquiries welcome.

Box Office Associates

The Broadway Theatre Center (BTC) Box Office is looking for individuals to join our team. The box office is the first point of contact most patrons have with the BTC, and employees must provide the highest quality of customer service to not only our patrons, but to all theatre companies in the building.

 

We provide ticketing and basic customer service to three theatre companies; Skylight Music Theatre, Milwaukee Chamber Theatre and Renaissance Theaterworks. Must have evening and weekend availability.

 

Will receive complimentary 2 tickets to every performance at the BTC!

 

Please visit us at 158 N. Broadway between noon and 6 Monday through Friday to fill out an application.

 

 

Internships

Public Relations AND Marketing Internship

Summary

  • Skylight Music Theatre is seeking a public relations intern to assist our busy marketing and communications department.

Description

  • Responsibilities may include but are not limited to:
  • Writing, editing, researching and proofreading promotional materials
  • Coordinating press lists and press requests
  • Assisting with media pitching, press outreach and media events
  • Tracking media articles and reviews
  • Creating and updating social media posts
  • Updating website press room
  • Community Outreach
  • Other communications-related duties

Qualifications

  • Organized, detail-oriented and ability to multi-task
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Enthusiastic, creative, self-motivated and interested in the arts
  • Knowledge of strategic marketing concepts and public relations principles

Additional information

  • Unpaid, but class credit may be available for those pursuing an undergraduate or advanced degree in marketing, public relations, journalism, advertising, communications or similar field
  • Approximately 15-20 hours per week. Flexible during business hours of 9am-5pm Monday-Friday
  • Interns receive tickets to all Skylight productions
  • Night and weekend hours may be involved but not required.

About Skylight Music Theatre

  • Our mission is to bring the full spectrum of musical theatre works to a wide and diverse audience in celebration of the musical and theatrical arts and their reflection of the human condition.
  • Skylight Music Theatre is located in the Broadway Theatre Center in Milwaukee’s Historic Third Ward.

Please send your resume and cover letter to Susan Heymann, Director of Marketing, susanh@skylightmusictheatre.org

 

Artistic and Education INTERNSHIP- FALL & Spring SEMESTER

Summary

  • The Skylight Music Theatre Artistic and Education Departments are seeking interns for our exciting 2016-2017 season!

Description – Responsibilities may include but are not limited to:

  • Research and editing education curriculum
  • Research and editing audience guides
  • Preparing and distributing scripts and scores to incoming artists
  • Support student matinees and corresponding workshops
  • Possible opportunities to observe and assist teachers in MPS Partner Program classrooms
  • Assist with administrative duties as needed

Qualifications

  • Enthusiastic, creative, self-motivated and interested in arts education, theatre education, and artistic administration
  • Organized and reliable, must be trustworthy with confidential information regarding artists and students
  • If working in schools, the position will require a background check

Additional information

  • Unpaid, but class credit may be available for those pursuing an undergraduate or advanced degree in theatre arts, education, artistic administration, or similar field
  • Flexible during business hours of 9am-5pm Monday-Friday, can work with your schedule depending on hours needed/desired
  • Interns receive tickets to all Skylight productions
  • Night and weekend hours may be involved but not required.

About Skylight Music Theatre and Enlighten

  • Our mission is to bring the full spectrum of musical theatre works to a wide and diverse audience in celebration of the musical and theatrical arts and their reflection of the human condition.
  • Enlighten (Skylight’s Education Program) has the mission to instill an appreciation of the arts, develop future audience members, encourage and guide aspiring young performers and establish arts education as a vital component of a well-rounded curriculum.
  • Skylight Music Theatre is located in the Broadway Theatre Center in Milwaukee’s Historic Third Ward.

Please send your resume and cover letter to Margaret Bridges, Education Manager, margaretb@skylightmusictheatre.org

 

Fundraising and Special Events Internship

The fundraising and special events intern will work with the Development staff doing the following:

  • Planning, implementing and participating in any fundraising events during internship
  • Assist with planning of special events, including meeting with event committees, generating new ideas and attending event meetings. Help increase quality of events
  • Aid Special Events Manager with tasks for each special event. Some events include Taste of the Ward and Skylight Tonight
  • Help with special events mailings, publication design, logistical tasks for events, phone calls related to donations and other tasks as determined necessary by Special Events Manager

To be considered, candidates must have strong communication and organizational skills and be pursuing a degree in marketing, public relations, event planning, communications or similar field. Must also be proficient with Microsoft Office Suite. This internship is unpaid, however, academic credit is available. Experience with arts, cultural or non-profit groups and access to a car is desired. Some weeknights and weekends will be required.

To apply, send cover letter and resume to Donor Relations & Special Events Manager, Megan Maikowski.

 

Graphic Design Intern – Fall/Spring/Summer

The graphic design intern will work with the  staff doing the following:

  • Design materials for shows such as print ads, web ads, fliers, posters, postcards, brochures and newsletters.
  • Work on a variety of special event projects. Interns in the past have created invitations and programs for Skylight’s annual gala, materials for the Broadway Theatre Center Open House and pieces for unique marketing and development campaigns.

Qualifications Include:

  • Pursuing a degree in graphic design.
  • Organizational and project management skills
  • Excellent attention to detail and follow-through skills
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Computer literacy including Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Suite
  • Transportation to the Broadway Theatre Center

This internship is unpaid.

To apply, send cover letter, resume and work samples to Kendall Judy.

 

High School Internships

If you are in High School and would like to apply for an internship, please contact:

Margaret Bridges

Education Manager