Current Openings:

Assistant Charge Scenic Artist

DEPARTMENT: Paint
POSITION: Assistant Charge Scenic Artist
REPORTS TO: Charge Scenic Artist
JOB TYPE: Seasonal approx end-July- beginning of May, hourly with overtime after 40, potential to renew contract
BENEFITS: Health Insurance, 401k

GENERAL JOB DESCRIPTION: The Assistant Charge is responsible for assisting in the painting of all scenic elements. In collaboration with the Scenic Designer and the Charge Artist, the Assistant Charge will evaluate designs, techniques, and treatments to accurately translate the designers paint elevations onto completed set pieces. Working alongside the Technical Director, Charge Artist and Lead Carpenter, the Assistant charge will assist in the planning and scheduling of when things get treated and what is needed to complete the build on time and in an efficient manner.

PRINCIPLE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Ability to read, interpret, and build from designer drawings and elevations as assigned by Charge Scenic Artist
  • Ability to interpret and build from sketches, photos, video, or other media as assigned by Charge Scenic Artist.
  • Ability of create samples in conjunction with the Charge, on an as-needed basis.
  • Assist in the mixing of all paint and texture media.
  • Assist in the preparation and painting of all scenic elements.
  • Assist in the prep and layout of backdrops.
  • Assist in the establishment and implementation of all necessary surface texturing.
  • Assist the Charge in creation of a workflow calendar.
  • Assist in the maintaining of the paint area, including safety, order, cleanliness, and paint equipment.
  • Assist in the creation of touchup kits for use during the run of the shows.
  • Attend production meetings as necessary.
  • Any other tasks as requested by Charge Scenic Artist
  • Ability to lift at least 50 lbs, comfortable with heights, use a lift, and able to work evenings and weekends. 


    QUALIFICATIONS
  • Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in Theatre or related field.
  • 3 years experience in paint preferred.
  • Understanding of basic scenery and period styles.


  • TECHNICAL SKILLS
    Ideal candidate will have a wide range of paint artisan skills and applicants must have an extensive knowledge of scenic painting techniques and styles, as well as large-scale foam sculpting and coating, and multiple faux-finishing techniques. Ideal candidate is a self-motivated, safety conscious, team player with at least 3 years relevant professional experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
     


Master Audio Engineer

DEPARTMENT: Sound
POSITION: Master Audio Engineer
REPORTS TO: Audio Supervisor
JOB TYPE: Seasonal approx.
early August – early June, hourly with overtime after 40, potential to renew contract
BENEFITS: Health Insurance, 401k
GENERAL JOB DESCRIPTION: The Master Audio Engineer is responsible for the load in, strike, live mixing, board operation, and system maintenance of KC Rep shows as assigned by the Audio Supervisor. Must have recording experience, rigging knowledge, and the ability to work as a team.

 

PRINCIPLE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Ability to read, interpret, and build from designer drawings as assigned by Audio Supervisor
• Understanding of sound signal flow, troubleshooting and equipment repair skills
•Detailed knowledge of current audio technology, wireless microphone setup/operation, and com
systems
•Knowledge in live mixing reinforcement, equipment maintenance and troubleshooting.
•Excellent hearing
• Good night vision
• Ability to work at heights and climb ladders
• Participation in all show load-ins and strikes, as well as tech and previews, with the expectation of working evenings and weekends.
• Work in a safe, efficient, and organized manner.
• Any other tasks as requested by Audio Supervisor
• Must have a reliable source of transportation

 

QUALIFICATIONS
• Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in Technical Theatre or related field.
• 2 years experience in live musical theatre mixing.
• Understanding of basic theatre components (general knowledge of carpentry, lighting, projections and other related departments).
• Experience mixing large scale musicals

 

TECHNICAL SKILLS
Ideal candidate will have a wide range of Sound skills including:
• Q-Lab
• Rigging
• Current DSP’s
• Digital Audio Consoles (including Yamaha CL5)
• Meyer Speaker and software systems
• Dante networks
• Strong organizational skills

 

Full time annual position with benefits. Bachelor’s Degree in Theatre or related field, 2 years live musical mixing experience preferred. Position starts early August, 2018, expected end date May, 2018. Renewable for the 19-20 Season. Send cover letter, resume and reference list to: Daniel Earnest, Production Manager, Kansas City Repertory Theatre, by email at earnestd@kcrep.org. Subject line Master Audio Search. No phone calls, please. Kansas City Repertory Theatre is an AA/EOE.

Stage Carpenter

DEPARTMENT: Stage Operations
POSITION: Stage Carpenter
REPORTS TO: TD and/or Production Manager
JOB TYPE: Seasonal approx. late-July- mid May, hourly with overtime after 40, potential to renew contract
BENEFITS:  Health Insurance, 401k

GENERAL JOB DESCRIPTION: The Stage Carpenter will coordinate the running, organization and maintenance of the backstage area for all KC Rep production in Spencer Theatre and work in conjunction with the UMKC Department of Theatre on their two shows in Spencer Theatre. They will act as the primary deck crew member and flyman for all KC Rep and UMKC Department of Theatre shows.

PRINCIPLE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Serve as primary deck crew member and flyperson for all KC Rep productions
• Responsible for the maintenance of all scenic, paint and prop elements while the show is in production.
• Responsible for the safety, organization, and backstage storage areas in Spencer Theatre
• Participate in all show load-ins and strikes, as well as oversee stage maintenance, tech rehearsals, previews and performances, with the expectation of working evenings and weekends.
• Attend all technical and dress rehearsal note sessions as directed
• Work with Stage Management to assign crew tasks, crew calls and paperwork.
• Act as head flyperson for electrics hang, performances, and strike.
• Work on special events as needed.
• Work in a safe, efficient, and organized manner.
• Any other tasks as requested by TD or Production Manager
• Work on all UMKC Department of Theatre shows that are on Spencer Stage

QUALIFICATIONS
• Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in Technical Theatre or related field.
• Experience in managing crews as well as experience in theatre carpentry, stage management or run crew.
• Strong interpersonal, communication, and supervisory skills
• Basic carpentry skills including but not limited to welding, hand and power tools, and automation, theatrical rigging and theatrical lighting.
• Ability to lift 50-70 pounds.
• Ability to be on feet for long periods of time and work from heights

Full-time position with benefits. Bachelor’s Degree with 1 professional experience required. Position
starts late July 2018, expected end date mid-May, 2019. Renewable for the 19-20, Kansas City Repertory Theatre, by email at,
earnestd@kcrep.org. Subject line Stage Carpenter Search. No phone calls, please. Kansas City Repertory Theatre is an AA/EOE. Visit www.kcrep.org/ for more info and job description.