Please list all theatre experience in resume and cover letter.
Mitchell Hall Theatre showcases the Theatre, Musical Theatre, Dance, Opera, and Music performances for the University of Central Oklahoma. We are needing students to work as stage crew members for these different performances. This position requires a lot of commitment and dedication to our craft as a theatre and performance space.
Student will assist staff or faculty in supporting the classrooms, labs, or departments. Duties may include, setting up, picking up, and checking-in classroom items for classes and theatre performances. May be requested to set-up audio/visual equipment for performances.
Students will work as crew for shows in Mitchell Hall; these shows include theatre, musical theatre, dance, music concerts, and opera performances. Students will be working as stage hands, fly rail operators, possibly working the light or sound board during shows, plus other essential show tasks. Students will be required to help with load-ins and strikes before and after shows. During load-ins crew will be helping staff and other students set up the scenery, lights, and sound equipment for the shows/performances. Strike will consist of removing these items and getting the theatre space back to original order. Students will choose or be assigned to shows throughout the semester and will be required to be present for the entire shows run, from load-in and Technical Rehearsals through Dress Rehearsals and the Performances of the show, and strike following the shows end. This could entail late working hours, and full commitment to the rest of the crew and cast/performers.
Previous show experience as a crew member, and knowledge of how a performance operates. Experience in theatre lighting and sound is a plus.
Basic knowledge of how a performce is supposed to operate. Willingness to work through the entire run of a show, detail oriented, and be able to take directions from stage manager and/or supervisors. Knowledge of basic theatre terminology; e.g. up stage, down stage, fly in, fly out, stage right, stage left, etc.
Repetitive movement of hands and fingers – typing and/or writing. Frequent standing, and/or sitting. Occasional walking, stooping, kneeling or crouching. Reach with hands and arms.
Visually identify, observe and assess. Ability to communicate with supervisor/students/colleagues. Regular physical attendance required.
The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
Reasonable accommodations (in accordance with ADA requirements) may be made, upon request, to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.