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ABOUT TWO RIVER THEATER

Over the last 24 years, Two River Theater has been committed to creating great American theater by developing and producing work by some of the country’s leading artists. We are proud to be viewed as a vital cultural resource in the community of Red Bank, New Jersey. Through 10 theatrical productions each year (including world premieres, musicals, classics and theater for young audiences) and 50+ annual events happening around Monmouth County, we work hard to produce exceptional theater and cultivate engaged audiences. Two River celebrates and honors our core values of Artistic Excellence; Education and Community Engagement; Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion; and Operational Excellence. Anyone who joins our team quickly becomes part of putting all of our initiatives into action day in and day out. Two River Theater is under the leadership of Artistic Director John Dias and Managing Director Michael Hurst.

Two River Theater is dedicated to the goal of building an equitable and culturally diverse work environment and strongly encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups.


FULL-TIME JOB OPENINGS

This area will be updated should any full time jobs become available.


SEASONAL JOB OPENINGS

Two River Theater is seeking applicants for assistantships in multiple production departments for our 2019-2020 season.

The Assistants are part of Two River’s Junior Staff, a program that is a springboard for young professionals at the start of their career.  The program offers practical applications in multiple career fields. The season long positions-in-residence are supported by mentors who help them learn and connect with leading industry professionals, allowing them to grow within their specific fields.

Production Assistant: Work as an integral part of the stage management team from pre-production through closing of each show in the season. Responsibilities include but aren’t limited to: setting up rehearsal spaces, keeping up-to-date paperwork, contributing to a productive and positive artistic environment, serving as liaison between Two River Theater production staff and visiting artists, and assisting with day to day stage management duties as assigned. Candidates must have training in stage management procedures and practices, be self-motivated, organized, collaborative, positive, and professional. Contract dates are early August through late June.

Production Management Assistant: Work as an integral part of the production management team. Responsibilities include but aren’t limited to: basic office book-keeping and payment of bills, calendaring, fielding inquiries about the rental of the building, contracting, facilitating pre-event communications and meetings between renters and theater staff, serving as point person on the day of rental events, and working as part of the company management team. Experience working special events and in an office setting is helpful. Candidates should be self-motivated, organized, collaborative, positive, and professional with a willingness to learn.  A valid driver’s license is preferred. Contract dates are July 1 through late June, 2020.

Company Management Assistant: Responsibilities include, but aren’t limited to: functioning as the main point of contact for guest artists while they are in town, facilitating grocery runs, tracking and processing comp ticket requests, maintaining company vehicles, turning over 10+ apartments between shows, and occasionally assisting with events. Candidates must have prior company or stage management experience and be self-motivated, organized, collaborative, positive, professional, and have the ability to exhibit tact and grace in all situations. A valid driver’s license is required. Contract dates are July 1 through late June, 2020.

Lighting Assistant: The ideal candidate is positive, self-motivated, organized, collaborative and professional. You must have experience working with theatrical lighting systems. Experience programming the ETC ION is essential. Experience with Lightwright, Vectorworks and Q-Lab is helpful. Duties include working as a member of the lighting crew on all aspects of hang, focus, tech notes, and strike, as well as assisting sound. The lighting assistant will also serve as board op, spotlight op, or other positions as needed for the run of our mainstage and blackbox productions. Other duties include helping to maintain inventories, and assisting other departments as needed. Contract dates are early August through late June, 2020.

Sound Assistant: The ideal candidate must have experience working with live and recorded sound for theatrical productions. Experience with Yamaha digital consoles and wireless mics is essential. Experience with Q-Lab, and Pro Tools is helpful, as well as some experience with theatrical lighting systems and projections. You must be positive, self-motivated, organized, collaborative and professional. Duties include working as a member of the sound crew on all aspects of sound support from the load in through the strike. This position also involves working with the Lighting Dept. and the ideal candidate should have experience hanging and focusing electrics as well. The sound assistant will also serve as either sound board op, A2 , FOH mix engineer, or other positions as needed during the run of our mainstage and blackbox productions. Other duties include assisting other departments as needed. Contract dates are early August through late June, 2020.

Wardrobe/Costume Shop Assistant: Responsibilities include: working in the costume shop, on wardrobe crews, and assisting other departments as needed. Candidates must have experience with costume construction, alterations, wardrobe/run crew, costume maintenance, as well as experience with all standard costume shop equipment.  Knowledge of cutting, tailoring, craft work, wig experience and makeup is a plus. Our ideal candidate is self-motivated, organized, collaborative, positive, and has a professional attitude. Contract dates are early August through late June, 2020.

Properties Assistant: Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, working on run crews for the majority of the season and working with the properties shop staff to acquire all hand props, furniture, and set dressing as needed for rehearsals and performances; organizing and maintaining existing properties stock; and assisting other departments as required. Candidates must have experience with basic scenic carpentry, soft goods, faux painting techniques, crafts, and running shows. Applicants must be professional, self-motivated, collaborative, and able to work flexible hours while remaining positive and focused during busy times. A valid driver’s license and the ability to drive a cargo van are required. Contract dates are early August through late June, 2020.

Application Instructions

These seasonal positions include housing and a weekly salary of $275. Please send a cover letter (including where you saw this job posting), resume, and a list of three references to Kayla Allen at pmassistant@trtc.org. No phone calls please.


PART-TIME JOB OPENINGS

Front of House Staff: We are looking for candidates to join our Front of House team. Staff members will be cross trained in three positions: House Manager, Assistant House Manager and Concessionaire and be able to work shifts for each position as needed. Front of House Staff report directly to the Front of House Manager and work closely with the Front of House team, Volunteer Ushers, Box Office and Production Stage Manager to ensure performances start on time and run smoothly.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide excellent customer service to enhance the patron experience & foster audience loyalty
  • Help to ensure a safe environment for all theater visitors, including those with mobility or accessibility limitations
  • Oversee and train volunteer ushers
  • Electronic ticket scanning and proficient use of ticketing software
  • Troubleshoot seating and ticketing issues
  • Accommodate patron requests and resolve patron complaints
  • Complete detailed House Management reports
  • Concessions sales and inventory tracking
  • Provide special event support including set up, serving and bussing

Qualifications

  • Strong customer service skills and experience working with the public
  • Ability to troubleshoot issues and resolve quickly
  • Should exhibit a high degree of organization and attention to detail
  • Positive can-do attitude; ability to work well with other employees & volunteers
  • Capacity to work in a fast-paced, collaborative environment.
  • Available nights and weekends with flexibility
  • Previous experience in the hospitality or theater industry, a plus
  • CPR, First Aid & Fire safety training, a plus. Annual training will be provided by theater.

Expected Schedule:  Employee would be expected to work a minimum of 10–15 hours per performance week.

To Apply: Candidates should submit a letter of intention (including where you saw this job posting), detailed resume, list of 2–3 references, to the Front of House Manager & Volunteer Coordinator Angela White awhite@trtc.org  No phone calls please.

Subject line should read: Front of House Staff

Deadline: February 15/2019

Education: Two River Theater, a LORT D producing theater in Red Bank NJ seeks professionally experienced and dependable theater teaching artists for periodic outreach programs on a rolling basis. Teaching Artists will incorporate the arts in schools using the work on our stage.  Applicants should have extensive experience teaching theater to grades 4-12. Experience teaching Shakespeare, as well as in-school workshops, should be noted. Teaching artists need patience, a good sense of humor, intelligence and a sincere desire to inspire and make a difference.  Email photo/resume, cover letter including philosophy on theater education, and two references to Kate Cordaro, Director of Education, at kate@trtc.org.

Scene Shop Overhire: Two River Theater, a mid-sized professional LORT theater, one hour from New York City, is seeking submissions for carpenters interested in part time, over hire work. Two River Theater is dedicated to the goal of building an equitable and culturally diverse work environment and strongly encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups.  Please send a resume to Will Cruttenden at wcruttenden@trtc.org.


VOLUNTEERS

Volunteer Ushers: Do you love theater? Would you like to see Great American Theater for FREE?

Two River Theater is a vital cultural resource in the community and is looking for Volunteers to join our dedicated team of Ushers.

Responsibilities & Requirements Include: 

  • Available nights & weekends
  • Provide patrons with a friendly and welcoming environment
  • Assist patrons to their seats, including those with mobility or accessibility limitations
  • Customer service skills and/or experience working with the public
  • Minimum Age: 16yrs. old.  Students welcome!

To Apply: Please email Front of House Manager & Volunteer Coordinator Angela White awhite@trtc.org expressing your interest and including where you saw this job posting. No phone calls please.

Subject line should read: Volunteer Usher


OVER HIRE WORK

Two River Theater Company always welcomes resumes for carpenters, scenic artists, props, costume, lighting, and sound technicians interested in part time, over hire work. Please send materials to Will Cruttenden (Associate Production Manager) at wcruttenden@trtc.org.


INTERNSHIPS

Internships are only available in the following areas. Duration of internships vary. Please send an email with resume and cover letter. No phone calls please.

Box Office: Gain experience in customer service and Spektrix Ticketing Software. Must be detail oriented and possess strong computer and typing skills. A friendly attitude and experience in customer service a must. Flexible schedule is a plus. Send cover letter and resume to Michele Klinsky at mklinsky@trtc.org.


CASTING AND AUDITIONS

Two River is a LORT-D, Equity theater. Auditions for our productions are by appointment only, with the exception of Equity Principal Auditions, which are posted on www.actorsequity.org.

For more information on casting and auditions, please click here.

DIRECTORS AND DESIGNERS

Resumes may be submitted to Stephanie Coen, Associate Artistic Director at scoen@trtc.org