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

General Inquiries


Master Electrician

Cardinal Stage Company is seeking a Master Electrician for their upcoming productions of The Christians and Beauty and the Beast. Applicants local to the Bloomington/Indianapolis area preferred.

Ideal candidate should be experienced in hang, focus, and maintenance of traditional lighting instruments, as well as addressing and programming of intelligent lighting instruments; and should also be familiar with Element lighting console.

Duties include:

  • Work with Designer and Production Manager to determine if the design is achievable within budget and on time.
  • Pulling from stock and in conjunction with Production Manager ordering/renting materials necessary for the execution of the lighting design.
  • Hanging and circuiting of the lighting design.
  • Running focus in conjunction with other Cardinal overhire electricians.
  • Executing all notes from focus through opening of the production.
  • Wiring all practical and lighting built into the scenery.
  • Other duties as necessitated to realize the lighting design.

Beauty and the Beast
Load-in and hang begin on Monday, December 3rd
Focus: Thursday, December 6th
Tech: December 7th- December 14th
Opening: December 15th

To apply please send resume, cover letter, and 3 references, to Joel Magill, Production Manager at Include “Master Electrician” in the subject line.

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 contact Joel Magill, Production Manager, at

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.

Shows left in our 2018-2019 season:

Beauty and the Beast | December 13 – 30
Rounding Third | January 24 – February 10
The Glass Menagerie | March 21 – April 7
The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley | May 10 – 26

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

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