Job Description-Theater Operations

New for 2015, we are grouping a number of jobs together under “Theater Operations.”

If this is your job assignment, please know that you are welcome to work any of the positions listed below. Please read and understand the requirements for each job and that some jobs may have minimum number of shifts and/or training involved.

We expect parents/actors to support ALL shows, not just the show their child/they are in!

The following positions fall under Theater Operations:

Rehearsal Supervisor: Each shift is 2.5 hours, from 3:45-6:15. Setup sign-in sheets and binders, supervise actors if break is taken and while going to the bathroom/to get water and other duties as assigned by director. There will be 1 -2 supervisors per rehearsal.

Stage Crew: helps stage manager move sets and props during shows, and helps cast on and off stage. Makes sure stage area is clean and ready for next show. Must work at least ONE tech/dress rehearsal and TWO shows. You can fill all shifts in this position if that works for you – the goal is to have a crew that knows how the show/scenery runs as this is a complex show. Heavy lifting/moving is involved.

Backstage Supervision: supervises cast members during tech week rehearsals, and each performance. This position stays backstage for the period between Call Time and stays until last actor leaves, and is responsible for cleaning the dressing room(s). This position does not watch the show but is in the dressing room(s) at all times. This position may also help performers with costume quick changes and hair/makeup touchups. 

Concessions: sets up and sells in the concessions area before show/intermission/after show. This position does not watch the show unless there are available seats in the theater. If you have not worked this position before, you will need to attend a training that will cover Concessions/Tickets/Ushers.

Tickets: helps to set up Concessions then works the box office selling tickets or giving people Will Call tickets in lobby. Works Concessions at intermission/after show. This position does not watch the show unless there are available seats in the theater. If you have not worked this position before, you will need to attend a training that will cover Concessions/Tickets/Ushers.

Ushers: helps to set up Concessions then works the door collecting tickets or in the theater helping patrons find seats until show starts. Works Concessions at intermission/after show (one usher – the other stays at the courtyard door making sure no food/drinks enter theater). If you have not worked this position before, you will need to attend a training that will cover Concessions/Tickets/Ushers.

Setup Crew: helps to prepare theatre and then help take everything down after the last performance. Heavy lifting MAY be required, please inform lead if you are unable to do heavy lifting at start of shift. There will also be shifts during the week to help set up the lobby and concessions.

Strike Crew: helps to take everything down and clean theater/dressing rooms/concessions/lobby after the last performance. Heavy lifting MAY be required, please inform lead if you are unable to do heavy lifting at start of shift.

Not applicable for Disney’s Aristocats KIDS:
Hair/Makeup: actors arrive at theater with base makeup on/hair in basic style. Hair/makeup workers apply makeup effects and/or facial hair/wigs to actors. There will be a schedule for actors to be in the makeup chair. During the show, you will remain backstage, working on any needed touch-ups. You will also be responsible for straightening up the hair/makeup area and cleaning all brushes. Must work at least ONE dress rehearsal and TWO shows.  This is another job where consistency helps the process move better for everyone. If you can do beyond the minimum in this area, please do so!

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