Employment

2017 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, type of position, 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 AY2016/2017 with intent to continue into AY2017/2018.
  • Must apply for work-study (complete both the 16/17 FAFSA and the 17/18 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.

CSF CU Boulder Practicum

CSF CU Boulder Practicum  – 2017 Season 

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 23rd – July 8th 2017

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. 

 

 Deadline for enrollment is May 1st 2017

Volunteer Opportunities

Usher signups will be posted in May 2017 for the 2017 season.

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.

2017 Dramaturgy Program

The 2017 Dramaturg positions have been filed at this time. Please check back in the fall of 2017 for positions available for the 2018 season.

2017 Season Auditions

Auditions for the 2017 season have concluded. Please check back in October 2017 for audition information regarding the 2018 season.