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JUNIOR STAFF

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.

Two River Theater, a mid-sized professional LORT theater, located in Red Bank, NJ, is seeking Assistant applicants for our 2022-2023 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. 

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.

Compensation: Compensation includes weekly pay of $350 plus local fully furnished and all utilities paid shared housing which is valued at $230 per week, calculating to $580 per week in total taxable compensation, equal to $14.50 an hour for a 40-hour week. This position is non-exempt and eligible for overtime pay after 40 hours at a time and a half rate of $21.75. Medical and vision insurance plans are available. If housing is not required the position will be paid the hourly rate of $14.50. This position accrues sick leave in accordance with the NJ State Earned Sick Leave law.

To Apply:  Please send cover letter, resume, and a list of three references to Anderson Molina at pmassistant@trtc.org. No phone calls please. All applicants must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and must provide proof of vaccination if hired. This includes three shots of Pfizer or Moderna, or two shots of J&J.

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 August 29 through early July 2023.

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, managing space requests, and maintaining the facility calendar, fielding inquiries about the rental of the building, event 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. The PMA participates as a member of the Covid Safety 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 clean driver’s license is required. Contract dates are July 4 through early July, 2023.

COMPANY MANAGEMENT ASSISTANT:  This position plays a key role in Two River’s commitment to artist care. 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 facilitating artist travel. The CMA also participates as a member of the Covid Safety Team. Candidates must be self- motivated, organized, collaborative, positive, professional, and have the ability to exhibit tact and grace in all situations. Experience working in company or stage management is not required but a plus. A valid clean driver’s license is required. Contract dates are July 4 through early July, 2023. 

WARDROBE/COSTUME SHOP ASSISTANT: The costume assistant’s responsibilities include working in the costume shop, on wardrobe crews, and assisting other departments as needed. Candidates should 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/or makeup is a plus. Our ideal candidate is selfmotivated, organized, collaborative, positive, and has a professional attitude. Contract dates are MidAugust through early July, 2023.

LIGHTING ASSISTANT: The ideal candidate is positive, selfmotivated, organized, collaborative and professional. Candidates must have experience working with theatrical lighting systems. Experience programming the ETC ION is essential. Experience with Lightwright, Vectorworks and QLab 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 runs of our productions. Other duties include helping to maintain inventories and assisting other departments as needed. Contract dates are September 5, 2022 through early July 2023.

SCENE SHOP ASSISTANT: The Scene Shop Assistant will participate fully in all facets of scene shop work including carpentry and metal work, welding, rigging, loading in and loading out scenery, and maintaining productions. Responsibilities include working in the scene shop, assisting with load ins and strikes, working on run crews as assigned, and assisting other departments as needed. Candidates must have experience working with theatrical construction, be selfmotivated, organized, collaborative, positive, professional, and willing to learn. Previous experience with shop equipment and power tools is required, knowledge of scenic painting, welding, and rigging a plus. Contract dates are July 25 through early July, 2023.

SOUND ASSISTANT: The ideal candidate must have experience working with live and recorded sound for theatrical productions. Experience with Yamaha digital consoles, wireless mics, and QLab is essential. Experience with Dante and Pro Tools is helpful, as well as some experience with theatrical lighting systems and projections. Candidates must be positive, selfmotivated, 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 Department 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 runs of our productions. Other duties include maintaining inventories and assisting other departments as needed. Contract dates are September 5, 2022 through early July 2023.

PROPERTIES ASSISTANT: The Prop Assistant will assist the professional staff of the prop shop in a handson environment of building, altering, and acquiring props for a busy season. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to painting, sewing, upholstery, multimedia craft projects, woodworking, welding, furniture building and repair, and paper prop creation. This position shops locally and online for materials and props for productions, provides support for the rehearsal and tech process, including loadin and strike, and helps to maintain and organize a large stock of hand props and furniture. The Assistant will also gain experience working on run crew, as assigned. Candidates must be detail oriented, a team player, organized and punctual. Confidence in basic woodworking and crafting skills with a desire to learn new prop building techniques. Two River is seeking candidates who are flexible and comfortable with everchanging priorities, selfmotivated and excited to learn in a high paced and multitasking environment. A valid driver’s license, ability to drive a cargo van, and lift up to 50 pounds is required. Contract dates are MidAugust through early July, 2023.