Employment

2016 Season Auditions

Auditions for the 2016 Summer Seaon have concluded. Please check back in October 2016 for the audition details concerning the 2017 season.

2017 CSF in the Schools Spring Tour

The 2017 CSF in the Schools Tour audition details will be annoucement in Fall 2016 and be run in conjunction with CSF General Auditions.

2016 Audience Services Positions

The Colorado Shakespeare Festival (CSF) seeks CU-Boulder students to serve as Audience Services staff in providing front of house support to the Festival. This position’s base pay is $8.50 per hour with pay increases available based on experience and degree level in school. This is a great opportunity in a positive, fast-paced environment for graduate and undergraduate students.

CSF is a professional theatre company in association with the University of Colorado Boulder. The CSF summer season runs May through August on the historic Mary Rippon Outdoor Theatre and the indoor University Theatre. The festival’s year-round education programs reach thousands of school children each year through camps, classes, and outreach performances.

CSF is seeking students to fill the following positions:

  • House Manager
  • General Staff
  • Gift Cart Staff

The ideal candidate for these positions will have a work-study award and be available up to 20 hours per week beginning in May 2016 through August 2016, however, students without work-study may also be considered.

All candidates must be organized, analytical, and adaptable. Job duties may vary as needs arise, but the following list represents consistent duties throughout the summer:

  • House Managers:
    • Supervise and delegate to audience services staff
    • Act as House Manager in both venues as needed.
    • Participate in the setup of all audience services equipment in May to prepare for the season opening.
    • Participate in the striking of all audience services equipment in August after the conclusion of the Festival.
    • Communicate with Box Office and Stage Management staff throughout a performance.
    • Be fully informed of all CSF policies as they pertain to patrons and be able to direct patrons accordingly should something not be resolved by the House Manager.
    • Act as primary contact for all other CU departments (CU Police, Facilities Management, Events Planning and Catering, CES, etc.) during a performance.
    • Ensure the safety of CSF patrons and take point for all medical emergencies that may arise at a performance.
    • Be kind yet firm with any and all patrons of the Festival.
    • Enforce and maintain the CSF Liquor License footprint.
    • Maintain a pleasant and safe environment for CSF patrons to enjoy each show 
  • General Staff:
    • Participate in the setup of all audience services equipment in May to prepare for the season opening.
    • Participate in the striking of all audience services equipment in August after the conclusion of the Festival.
    • Be able to take and execute directions from House Managers and other CSF personnel.
    • Be kind yet firm with any and all patrons of the Festival.
    • Enforce and maintain the CSF Liquor License footprint.
    • Assist House Manager in all events that may occur at a performance.
    • Be familiar with all CSF policies as they pertain to patrons, and be able to direct patrons accordingly.
    • Maintain a pleasant and safe environment for CSF patrons to enjoy each show
  • Gift Cart Staff:
    • Provide merchandise sales assistance to all interested patrons.
    • Maintain the CSF gift carts so that they are fully functional for Pre-Show and Intermission sales times.
    • Conduct an inventory pre-season and post-season to ensure accurate records.
    • Track inventory in the CSF system.
    • Maintain secure cash management procedures as instructed by the CSF Managing Director, including balancing and closing each shift.
    • Participate in the setup of all audience services equipment in May to prepare for the season opening.
    • Participate in the striking of all audience services equipment in August after the conclusion of the Festival.
    • Be kind yet firm with any and all patrons of the Festival.
    • Enforce and maintain the CSF Liquor License footprint.
    • Be able to take and execute directions from House Managers and other CSF personnel.
    • Maintain a pleasant and safe environment for CSF patrons to enjoy each show

Qualifications:

  • Must be a student at the University of Colorado Boulder for the AY2015/2016 with intent to continue into AY2016/2017.
  • Must apply for work-study (complete both the 15/16 FAFSA and the 16/17 FAFSA, and apply for summer aide through mycuinfo).
  • Must be able to lift small loads (approximately 15 lbs.) repeatedly for short periods of time.
  • Must be willing to work late evenings and weekends as determined by the production calendar.

 

Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to Kurt Mehlenbacher at kume5547exc@colorado.edu.

2016 Production Positions

At this time CSF is not accepting applications for the 2016 Summer Season. Please check back in around the 1st of the year for 2017 opportunities.  

2016 Production Internships

At this time CSF is not accepting applications for the 2016 Summer Season. Please check back in around the 1st of the year for 2017 opportunities.  

CSF CU Boulder Practicum

CSF CU Boulder Practicum  – 2016 Season

Deadline for enrollment is May 1st, 2016

The Colorado Shakespeare Festival, a professional theatre company in association with the University of Colorado Boulder, is accepting applications for CU students looking to fulfill their tech practicum course requirements. CSF is pleased to offer practicum opportunities for Scenery/Electrics, Costumes and Run Crew. All practicum credit hours earned will be accepted by the Department of Theatre & Dance as part of your academic requirements. If you have interest in signing up for any of these classes please contact Jarid Sumner, CSF Production Manager, at jarid.sumner@colroado.edu as well as Connie Lane, Instructor of record, at connie.lane@colorado.edu with a resume, schedule of availability and which practicum class(es) you would be interested in.

 Schedule of course is flexible based on the mutual availability of student and CSF needs.

 All hours should be fulfilled from May 10th – July 15th 2016.

1 credit = 45 hours of work
2 credits = 90 hours of work
3 credits = 135 hours of work.

The goal of this course is to provide hands on practical training to the students of CU Boulder while working with a professional theatre company along side working professional technicians, actors and managers. 

 

2016 Dramaturgy Program

Graduate students in the Department of Theatre & Dance at CU Boulder are encouraged to apply for dramaturg positions for the CSF summer season (application deadline September 21, 2015). Please contact amanda.giguere@colorado.edu for details. This program is only open to enrolled graduate students at CU Boulder. No external applicants, please. 

2016 Assistant Director Program

The Colorado Shakespeare Festival is dedicated to the career development of emerging directors. The CSF AD Program pairs 3-5 early career directors who’ve shown interest and aptitude toward the production of Shakespearean or similar classic plays, with professional directors each summer season. The AD will be expected to serve in whatever capacity their respective director shall require, while gaining experience and a valuable perspective on the inner-workings of a professional, American Shakespearean rehearsal process, and serve as a valued member of the festival.  AD’s who exhibit particular aptitude and talents during their initial summer production may be considered for future AD, or directing assignments within the festival’s range of programs.  This program is open to all applicants, though CU graduate students in the Department of Theatre and Dance will be given strong consideration. AD assignments are unpaid.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS
Please submit:
-A cover letter describing your interest in the program
-Professional resume exhibiting BA/BFA degree in Theatre, directing experience, any experience with Shakespearean production (acting, design, dramaturgy), contact information for two references, and an electronic portfolio, if available

Assistant Director application materials should be sent to amanda.giguere@colorado.edu. Applications received after January 1, 2016 will not be considered. 

Assistant Professor of Theatre (Shakespeare Focus)

The Department of Theatre & Dance at the University of Colorado Boulder invites applications for a tenure-track appointment, Assistant Professor in Theatre, with a primary emphasis in Shakespeare scholarship and/or production, to begin August 2016. Successful candidates will possess effective collaborative skills, substantial achievements as a scholar and/or artist, and a record of success in developing educational or outreach programs.  Qualifications: terminal degree (M.F.A. or Ph.D.) and university teaching experience.

Responsibilities include: teaching two courses (graduate or undergraduate) per semester, implementing certificate and degree programs in Applied Shakespeare, maintaining an active research or creative work agenda, and participating in service at the Department and college level. We seek candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of UCB through their teaching, research/creative work, and service.

Review of applications will begin on 15 December.  Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. Application materials are accepted electronically at https://www.jobsatcu.com/postings/110678

The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to building a diverse workforce. 

Volunteer Opportunities

If you would like to volunteer to usher, you may do so at the following links:

Mary Rippon Outdoor Theatre (The Comedy of Errors, Troilus and Cressida, and Henry VI, Part II):
 
University Theatre (Equivocation and Cymbeline):

Volunteer positions for Production and Education & Outreach will be announced as positions become available.

Learn more about volunteering for CSF and our High School work-place experience program. Click here to visit.