JOBS

The Depot Theatre is currently seeking applicants for the following positions:

Technical Director

Type: Full-time, seasonal

Duration: Summer

Overview: The Technical Director has the daily responsibility for the technical operations of a theatre or performing arts center, including lighting, sound, set design and construction, and coordinating necessary maintenance.

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the timely execution of scenic elements, including sets, lighting, and properties
  • Schedule technical calls, including painting and lighting calls
  • Oversee 1-3 person tech crews during construction, load-in/out
  • Assist the Business Manager and Producing Director in managing and apportioning budgets and resources for the purchase of stage equipment, lighting, sound, and scenic construction
  • Maintain the stage, house, shop, and related areas in safe and orderly condition

Qualifications/Skills:

Required Competencies

  • Basic proficiency in stage lighting gear, including experience with ETC Express light board
  • Basic proficiency in sound/audio, including experience with multi-channel mixer
  • Hands-on experience with basic rigging
  • Proven leadership ability/ability to supervise small crew
  • Hands-on experience with summer stock, quick turnaround, low budget scenic construction
  • Driver’s license
  • Budgeting

Preferred competencies

  • Design Experience
  • Scenic painting
  • Props fabrication
  • Minimum of 4 years stage carpentry – combination professional experience/formal education
  • Master Carpenter skill level

Please provide a resume to jobs@depottheatre.org.

Box Office Assistant

Type: Part-time, seasonal

Duration: Summer

Overview: The primary responsibility of this position is to provide patrons with a positive initial experience at The Depot Theatre. This experience is created by aiding patrons with accurate performance information and assisting them in purchasing and picking up tickets to performances. This position is expected to work cohesively with all employees of The Depot Theatre.

Responsibilities:

  • Learn to operate Total Info ticketing software: sell tickets, subscriptions, and gift certificates to patrons & reserve seats
  • Answer phone & return calls
  • Assist with raffle and concessions as needed
  • Provide superior customer service in person, via phone, email, and mail
  • Process donations
  • Use copier when needed: print programs, make copies, etc.
  • Filing, data entry, daily financial reconciliation reports, and other office tasks
  • Act as a point of reference for all inquiries concerning the activities of the Depot Theatre, including: performances, art exhibitions, and any other events
  • Be an effective and flexible member of the Box Office team and be available for work during evenings and weekends
  • Assist with miscellaneous box office projects as directed

Qualifications/Skills:

  • Capability of communicating positively with patrons to establish their needs efficiently and courteously
  • Skill to handle cash responsibly and accurately
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment
  • Must be well organized and able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Experience in customer service environment is preferable
  • Computer literate
  • Able to work independently

Please provide a resume to jobs@depottheatre.org.

House Manager

Type: Part-time, seasonal

Duration: Summer

Overview: The house manager is responsible for the smooth operation of the house (both the lobby and audience seating area) during the run of the show. House mangers welcome the public to the theatre and oversee their safety and well-being before, during, and immediately after the show. They answer question, listen to patrons’ compliments and concerns, and make audience members feel welcome.

Responsibilities:

  • Supervise/train volunteer ushers
  • Act as usher when no volunteer is available
  • Assist with preparing/selling concessions as needed
  • Assist with raffle and concessions as needed
  • Provide superior customer service
  • Use copier when needed: print programs, make copies, etc.
  • Complete and send out nightly house management reports
  • Act as a point of reference for all inquiries concerning the activities of the Depot Theatre, including: performances, art exhibitions, and any other events
  • Be an effective and flexible member of the front of house team and be available for work during evenings and weekends

Qualifications/Skills:

  • Capability of communicating positively with patrons to establish their needs efficiently and courteously
  • Skill to handle cash responsibly and accurately
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment
  • Must be well organized and able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Experience in customer service environment is preferable
  • Able to work independently

Must be available for work during evenings and weekends.

Submit resume to jobs@depottheatre.org


ABOUT THE DEPOT THEATRE

The Depot Theatre is a non-profit, professional theatre located in a historic, functioning 1876 train station in Westport, N.Y., and operates under an agreement with Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States. In addition to its volunteer board of trustees, the theatre depends on the support and generosity of its loyal donors, volunteers and community members. Committed to promoting and providing exposure to the performing arts in the Adirondacks, the Depot Theatre invites all to “Take a journey without leaving the station.” The Depot Theatre’s 38th season is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.