Bloomington's Professional Theater Company

Bloomington's Professional Theater Company

Administration & Cardinal Box Office

900 S Walnut St
Bloomington, IN 47401
(812)336-9300 Box Office
(812)336-7110 Admin

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Stage Managers

Cardinal Stage, located in Bloomington, IN, is seeking Stage Managers and Assistants for their upcoming 2019-2020 Production Season. The Stage Management team will work closely with Cardinal’s Production Manager, Directors, and Design Staff to provide practical and organization support for the entirety of the production process.  The ideal candidate will have strong communication and organizational skills, ability to work quickly and make decisions in high-pressure situations, and have a positive attitude in order to oversee a majority of administrative duties during the production, assist the director during rehearsals, and oversee all backstage activity during tech and performances. Local applicants to the Bloomington/Indianapolis area preferred.

 

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Preparing rehearsal space and taping floor plan to Director’s specification
  • Attend all rehearsals and performances
  • Work with Director and Designers to provide all necessary rehearsal props and furniture
  • Work with Director to determine and oversee schedules, breaks, and actor calls for all rehearsals
  • Record and distribute Director’s notes and changes in the form of daily email Reports
  • Track actor blocking and line notes and give notes and feedback throughout the production
  • Develop and distribute preset and run sheet paperwork for all pertinent personnel
  • Record and call all deck, lighting, and sound cues, etc. in the Production Book
  • Coordinate the schedule and work activity of all technicians, deck hands, board operators etc.
  • Manage the Company call board, including sign-in, contact, policy and announcement sheets

 

Qualifications

  • Prior experience and understanding of Actor’s Equity Association Rulebooks
  • Proficiency in use of Microsoft Office, Google Apps, and Dropbox software
  • Some experience or familiarity with QLab software, ETC boards and fixtures, & Eos Software

 

  Charlotte’s Web Newsies (AEA required)  
Rehearsals Begin:  September 24, 2019 November 12, 2019
Tech:  October 11-16, 2019 December 6-10, 2019
Show Dates:  October 19 – November 3, 2019 December 11-29, 2019
Ada and the Engine Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales Hedwig and the Angry Inch (AEA required)
Rehearsals Begin:  March 3, 2020 April 7, 2020 May 19, 2020
Tech:  March 20-25, 2020 April 24-28, 2020 June 6-10, 2020
Show Dates:  March 28 – April 12, 2020 May 2-17, 2020 June 13-28, 2020

 

Stage Manager Job Openings and Dates are as follows:

We hire Stage Managers on a per-production basis, but the opportunity for multiple productions within the season is available.

Compensation is in the form of a stipend paid incrementally throughout the process.

To apply for any of the above dates, please send resume, cover letter, and 3 references, to Corey Hollinger, Production Manager at corey@cardinalstage.org Include “Stage Manager” in the subject line.

 

 

Props Masters

Cardinal Stage, located in Bloomington, IN, is seeking Props Masters for their upcoming 2019-2020 Production Season. The Props Master will work closely with Cardinal’s Production Manager, Scenic Designers, and Directors to gather appropriate props and set dressing for productions.  The ideal candidate will have strong communication skills, ability to work quickly and make decisions in high-pressure situations, and have a positive attitude. Local applicants to the Bloomington/Indianapolis area preferred.

 

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Creating, borrowing, renting, and/or purchasing of props and set dressing
  • Work with the Artistic Director, Directors, Scenic Designer, and Production Manager to achieve desired looks for props in a timely manner and within budget.
  • Keep Cardinal’s stock inventory maintained, restocking items after the show closes.
  • Attend all required design and production meetings.
  • Assemble any necessary rehearsal props.
  • Being available to oversee maintenance and supply of all performance props between opening and closing
  • Assist in load-in and strike of all prop elements.

 

Qualifications

  • Prior experience in the reading and understanding of designer and working drawings.
  • Proficiency in use of basic construction techniques, sewing and upholstery.
  • Proficiency in electronic media for communications, research and online purchasing.

 

  Charlotte’s Web Newsies The Roommate
Rehearsals Begin:  September 24, 2019 November 12, 2019 January 7, 2020
Tech:  October 11-16, 2019 December 6-10, 2019 January 25-29, 2020
Show Dates:  October 19 – November 3, 2019 December 11-29, 2019 February 1-23, 2020
Ada and the Engine Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Rehearsals Begin:  March 3, 2020 April 7, 2020 May 19, 2020
Tech:  March 20-25, 2020 April 24-28, 2020 June 6-10, 2020
Show Dates:  March 28 – April 12, 2020 May 2-17, 2020 June 13-28, 2020

 

Props Master Job Openings and Dates are as follows:

We hire Props Masters on a per-production basis, but the opportunity for multiple productions within the season is available.

Compensation is in the form of a stipend paid incrementally throughout the process.

To apply for any of the above dates, please send resume, cover letter, and 3 references, to Corey Hollinger, Production Manager at corey@cardinalstage.org Include “Props Master” in the subject line.

 

 

Administrative Intern

Cardinal Stage seeks an Administrative Intern with a strong interest in Audience Services and Audience Development. Ideal candidates will have excellent customer service skills, problem-solving ability and should be able to serve as a mature, courteous representative of the organization to the public. While this Intern will work primarily for the theatre’s Box Office and Audience Services managers, he/she will also have the opportunity to work in other departments throughout the duration of the internship to round out his/her administrative skills and experience.

Responsibilities include:

Box Office Administration

  • Serve patrons over the phone and in person for tickets and other general questions
  • Provide knowledge of all current Cardinal Stage shows
  • Provide a high and professional standard of customer service
  • Guide patrons to good seats and utilize the seating charts
  • Learn the Ovationtix customer relationship and ticket sales program

Assistance with the coordination of special events

  • Provide assistance with special events as needed, including staffing events and assisting with the recruitment and management of event volunteers

Assistance with Group Sales and Playbill Ad Sales

  • Support Audience Services Manager in the contacting of potential group sales customers, including area organizations
  • Negotiate reduced ticket prices for approved groups
  • Assist with the management of sales including discounting of prices, seat holds, ticket printing and delivery
  • Assist the Audience Services Manager in the coordination and execution of Cardinal’s playbill ad sales campaign

Off-site Box Office Administration and Management

  • Assist in the recruitment, management, and orientation of front of house volunteers including concessions sales and ushers
  • Serve as the Front of House manager for certain performances at the Ivy Tech Waldron Auditorium (requires availability on certain weeknights and weekends)
    • Oversee patron experience at Waldron shows
    • Assist in organization of lobby for will call and organize promotional materials, concessions, etc.
    • Manage and problem solve any patron complaints during the shows and report to Cardinal staff in show report

Various Development, Marketing, Audience Services Responsibilities

  • Assist the Managing Director, Audience Services Manager, and Marketing Director when appropriate
  • Assist in the execution of marketing communications to patrons
  • Assist with the coordination of other special events as needed
  • Various Development tasks as assigned by the Managing or Artistic Directors, which could include gift processing and creation of acknowledgments and other individual stewardship activities

This is an unpaid internship experience. Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to Gabe Gloden, Managing Director, at gabe@cardinalstage.org

 

 

Part-Time Over Hire Positions

Cardinal Stage is looking to add workers to our part-time over hire pool! This is paid part-time work that works closely with Cardinal’s Production Manager and Technical Director in areas such as carpentry, painting, and lighting.

Interested participants are required to:

  • Be good with their hands
  • Have basic tool skills
  • Be able to lift and carry 20- 25bs
  • Be comfortable working on ladders
  • Be able to crouch, kneel, or stoop for short periods of time

Prior theatrical knowledge is desired, but not necessary – if you are handy in any way we can show you what to do.

Typical hours during the set building period are Monday-Friday between 9am- 5pm, with occasional evening and weekend hours during load-in and load-out, or by prior arrangement. Positions are paid hourly based on skills at a rate between $8-$15 per hour.  Other benefits include invitations to preview performances and complimentary tickets to shows.

To apply, please email production@cardinalstage.org.

 

 

Production Opportunities

Cardinal Stage, located in Bloomington, IN, is seeking Production Assistants and Technicians in all production/technical theater fields for their upcoming season.   PAs and technicians will work closely with Cardinal’s Production Manager and Technical Director in carpentry, painting, lighting, and wardrobe for productions.  The ideal candidate will have strong communication skills, ability to work quickly and have a positive attitude. Local applicants to the Bloomington/Indianapolis area preferred.

Seeking Production Assistants/Technicians in the following areas:

  • Master Electricians
  • Electricians
  • Carpenters
  • Scenic Charges
  • Painters
  • Stichers
  • Dressers
  • Stage Hands
  • Wig Styling/Maintenance
  • Props

Internships and part-time paid positions are both available.

Cardinal Stage’s mission is to advance professional theatre in Bloomington. We aim to cultivate a lifelong passion for the stage by offering diverse, high-quality productions in tandem with outreach and educational initiatives that contribute to the cultural and economic vibrancy of South-Central Indiana.

If you would like further information about any positions; questions and resumes with references can be directed to production@cardinalstage.org.

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