Design & Tech

All design and tech positions for the current season are listed below. Positions are unpaid. We require a minimum age of 18 to work in tech at the theatre.

If you would like to apply, or would like more information, contact Toni Solie at Toni@TheatreintheRound.org or 612-333-2919 ext. 101. You can also send resumes and portfolios to her email.

Theatre Policies

All company members must review and agree to our policies on Anti-Discrimination and Non-Harassment, Code of Conduct, and Minors.

Positions Available

Stage Manager

 

Works with the director and theatre management in coordinating all aspects of the production, from auditions through rehearsals and tech; supervises the production from opening night through all performances to strike.

Reports to: the director

Time commitment:  total

Experience:  required

 

OPEN POSITIONS

  • none available at this time
 

Assistant Stage Manager

Assists the stage manager during rehearsals (e.g. being on book); usually works backstage during performances and/or supervises the backstage crew.

Reports to:  the stage manager

Time commitment:  based on show needs, may begin 4-5 weeks prior to opening. Beginning with tech weekend, you’ll need to attend every rehearsal and then every performance.

Experience: no experience required

Please note: this position is not available on every show.

 

OPEN POSITIONS

  • none available at this time
 
Scenic Designer
 

Works with the director in designing the show and with the technical director in overseeing its build.

Reports to: the director

Time commitment:  varies

Experience: required;  prefer experience in designing for the round

For specific questions or more information, contact the theatre’s tech director Madeline Achen at 612-333-2919 ext. 113 or Madeline@TheatreintheRound.org.

 

OPEN POSITIONS

  • none available at this time
 
Lighting Designer
 

Works with the director in designing the lighting; helps supervise light board operator; supervises crew to hang, focus, and strike of the show.

Reports to:  the director

Time commitment:  varies

Equipment/Facilities: ETC Element lighting control board

Experience:  required; prefer experience in design for the round

 

OPEN POSITIONS

  • none available at this time
 
Sound Designer
 

Works with the director in selecting music, effects, and other sound. Responsible for building all cues; helps supervise the sound board operator.

Reports to: the director

Time commitment:  varies

Equipment/Facilities: QLab Pro Bundle v3

Experience:  required

 

OPEN POSITIONS

  • none available at this time


Prop Designer

 

Works with the director and set designer in developing prop lists for the show and responsible for the procurement and construction (if any) of all props (at TRP, “props” generally doesn’t include furniture but often includes set dressing). Helps supervise backstage crew in running props and prop maintenance during the run.

Reports to: the director

Time commitment:  varies

Facilities:  large inventory

Experience: required

 

OPEN POSITIONS

  • none available at this time
Costume Designer
 

Works with the director to design the costume plot and responsible for its build: supervises crew in the construction and maintenance of costumes and accessories.

Reports to: the director

Time commitment:  varies

Equipment/Facilities:  well-equipped costume shop; laundry facilities; large costume inventory

Experience: required

 

OPEN POSITIONS

  • none available at this time
 
Light Board Operator
 

Controls stage lighting during a performance. Operates a computer to execute lighting cues in the control booth during a performance. Also conducts dimmer checks, maintenance on instruments, basic troubleshooting.

Reports to: the stage manager

Time commitment:  beginning with tech weekend, you’ll need to attend every rehearsal and then every performance.

Qualifications:  may need to climb ladders

Equipment:  ETC Element lighting control board

Experience:  preferred but not required

 

OPEN POSITIONS

  • Eurydice
  • True West

Sound Board Operator
 

Controls sound during a performance. Operates a computer to execute sound cues in the control booth during a performance. Also conducts sound checks, maintenance on instruments, basic troubleshooting.

Reports to:  the stage manager

Time commitment:  beginning with tech weekend, you’ll need to attend every rehearsal and then every performance.

Equipment:  QLab Pro Bundle v3; manual patch bay

Experience:  preferred but not required

 

OPEN POSITIONS

    • Eurydice
    • True West
 
Backstage Crew (or “running crew”)
 

Work behind the scenes during performances, e.g., moving set pieces, preparing food props, assisting actors with wardrobe, and more.

Reports to:  the assistant stage manager

Time commitment:  beginning with tech weekend, you’ll need to attend every rehearsal and then every performance.

Qualifications:  may need to lift set pieces

Experience: no experience required

Please note: this position is not available on every show.

 

OPEN POSITIONS

  • Inquire with Toni Solie, Volunteer Coordinator, at Toni@TheatreintheRound.org
 
Set Construction Crew
 
Help build the set. You assist the designer in working with hand- and power-tools to construct set pieces and platforms, paint, and more.

Reports to:  the technical director

Time commitment:  varies, with hours arranged according to the set designer’s schedule, usually weekday evenings and weekends for 2-3 weeks before opening.

Experience:  preferred but not required. All Construction Crew members are a required to complete a short safety training. Contact Toni@TheatreintheRound.org for upcoming training dates.

 

OPEN POSITIONS

  • Inquire with Toni Solie, Volunteer Coordinator, at Toni@TheatreintheRound.org
 
Lighting Crew
 

Help hang and focus the stage lights above the arena. You work with lighting instruments and accessories, climb ladders, and more.

Reports to:  the lighting designer

Time commitment: light hang (usually 2 weeks before opening); some weekday evenings and weekends for two weeks before opening depending on the light designer’s schedule; strike after the final performance

Experience: preferred but not required. All Lighting Crew members are a required to complete a short safety training. Contact Toni@TheatreintheRound.org for upcoming training dates.

 

OPEN POSITIONS

  • Inquire with Toni Solie, Volunteer Coordinator, at Toni@TheatreintheRound.org
 
Other Opportunities
 

The artistic director of each show decides the need for dramaturg, composer, fight choreographer, assistant director, vocal/dialect coach, and other positions. We will list these special needs as they occur.

 

OPEN POSITIONS

  • Inquire with Toni Solie, Volunteer Coordinator, at Toni@TheatreintheRound.org