Employment

2017 Production Internships

All Applications Due By: Feb 3rd 2017

Email cover letter, resume and references to: Jarid.Sumner@colorado.edu

Please include portfolio of previous work

The Colorado Shakespeare Festival, a professional theatre company in association with the University of Colorado Boulder, is accepting applications for production internships in theatrical carpentry, scenic art, props, electrics, sound, costumes and stage management.

Come spend the summer in beautiful Boulder, Colorado with one of the United States’ most storied Shakespeare Festivals celebrating our 60th season.  Located in the shadows of the famous Flatirons, the festival has become synonymous with summer in Boulder, along with floating down Boulder Creek and hiking Boulder County’s many manicured trails.   Come and join us for our 2017 season. 

CSF provides shared housing accommodations to all out of town interns at no cost to interns.

A weekly stipend of $150 will be provided to all interns.

All applicants should have a basic familiarity and working knowledge of the department in which they are applying – ex: Carpentry interns should have basic scenic construction skills and a general comfort and knowledge of the shop and its tools.

 Dates of Internship:

Carpentry Interns May 23rd – July 23rd  

Scenic Art Intern May 23rd – July 23rd 

Props Artisan Intern May 23rd – July 23rd 

Props/ Run Crew Intern May 23rd – August 20th

Electrics/ Run Crew Intern May 23rd – August 20th

Sound/ Run Crew Intern May 23rd – August 20t 

Stage Management/ Run Crew Intern May 23rd – August 20th

Costume Crafts/ Run Crew Intern May 23rd – August 20th

Stitcher/ Run Crew Intern May 23rd – August 20th

Costume Design Assistant/ Run Crew Intern May 23rd – August 20th

Wardrobe Assistant/ Run Crew Intern May 23rd – August 20th

Assistant Technical Director

All Applications Due By: Feb 3rd 2017

Email cover letter, resume and references to: Jarid.Sumner@colorado.edu

Please include portfolio of previous work

The Colorado Shakespeare Festival, a professional theatre company in association with the University of Colorado Boulder, is accepting applications for production staff positions – see below for details and specifics. All positions are seasonal non-exempt paid hourly. Housing is available at a weekly rate paid by employee – CSF will arrange accommodations with each employee prior to the start of the season.
 

Assistant Technical Director

Term of Employment: Onsite May 16th – August 20th (prep starting in March/ April remotely)

**CSF will be hiring 1 Indoor ATD and 1 Outdoor ATD**


Duties:

Each ATD will work in collaboration with the Technical Director on 2 shows including scene shop operations, planning, build, load-in, repertory changeovers and maintenance of scenery / props throughout the season.

Creation of all scenic shop drawings under the guidance of the Technical Director.

Consult with Technical Director on supervising build, installation, rigging, and strike of sets, safety training and oversight, maintenance of shop and its equipment.

Assist in the transfer of one show to an offsite tour venue in the last week of the summer season.

Direct and instruct production crew and interns on theatrical skills.

Perform skilled carpentry work through the use of a variety of materials related to the construction of theatrical scenery as needed.


Requirements: 

Professional experience is required.

Strong AutoCAD proficiency to produce clear working drawings for shop staff.

Demonstrated knowledge and experience in stage carpentry, welding, rigging, set electrics and safety.

The ideal candidate will have strong collaboration, communication and technical skills and be able to maintain high quality/standards and safe and supportive work environment while working on tight time line.

Teaching/mentoring experience.

Valid driver's license and ability to drive a 26’ box truck.

 

Staff Carpenter

All Applications Due By: Feb 3rd 2017

Email cover letter, resume and references to: Jarid.Sumner@colorado.edu

Please include portfolio of previous work

The Colorado Shakespeare Festival, a professional theatre company in association with the University of Colorado Boulder, is accepting applications for production staff positions – see below for details and specifics. All positions are seasonal non-exempt paid hourly. Housing is available at a weekly rate paid by employee – CSF will arrange accommodations with each employee prior to the start of the season.

Staff Carpenter

Term of Employment:  May 16th – July 23rd     

**CSF will be hiring 3 staff carpenters**

 

Duties: 

Responsible for performing skilled carpentry work through the use of a variety of materials related to the construction of theatrical scenery.

Assist with the planning, layout, construction, and installation of scenic projects while working closely with the technical directors to ensure that the scenic elements of the productions are completed with an emphasis on quality, safety.

Assist as needed across departmental lines as designated by Production Manager.


Requirements: 

Professional experience is required.

Strong carpentry skills in both wood and steel construction.

Rigging experience is desired.

The ideal candidate will have strong collaboration, communication and technical skills and be able to maintain high quality/standards and safe and supportive work environment while working on tight time line.

Teaching/mentoring experience.

 

Scenic Charge Artist

All Applications Due By: Feb 3rd 2017

Email cover letter, resume and references to: Jarid.Sumner@colorado.edu

Please include portfolio of previous work

The Colorado Shakespeare Festival, a professional theatre company in association with the University of Colorado Boulder, is accepting applications for production staff positions – see below for details and specifics. All positions are seasonal non-exempt paid hourly. Housing is available at a weekly rate paid by employee – CSF will arrange accommodations with each employee prior to the start of the season.

 

Scenic Charge Artist

Term of Employment:  May 18th – July 23rd


Duties: 

The paint charge is responsible for realizing the designers’ vision for 4 shows.

Supervise 1 fulltime staff painter and 1 intern, Additional student labor when available.

Maintain paint inventory, supplies and equipment.

Research and develop texture and color samples for designer approval.

Assist as needed across departmental lines as designated by Production Manager.


Requirements: 

Formal scene paint training at an undergraduate or graduate level as well as professional experience is required.

Must have experience painting outdoors.

Artistic sensibility and sensitivity, as well as strong collaborative skills.

The ideal candidate will have strong supervisory, interdepartmental communication, time management, and scheduling skills

Be able to maintain high quality/standards and safe and supportive work environment while working on tight time line.

Teaching/mentoring experience.

 

Scenic Artist

All Applications Due By: Feb 3rd 2017

Email cover letter, resume and references to: Jarid.Sumner@colorado.edu

Please include portfolio of previous work

The Colorado Shakespeare Festival, a professional theatre company in association with the University of Colorado Boulder, is accepting applications for production staff positions – see below for details and specifics. All positions are seasonal non-exempt paid hourly. Housing is available at a weekly rate paid by employee – CSF will arrange accommodations with each employee prior to the start of the season.

Scenic Artist

Term of Employment:  May 18th – July 23rd


Duties: 

Assist Charge Artist in painting of 4 shows.

Ability to work quickly, independently, and supervise a small work crew of varying levels of experience

Assist as needed across departmental lines as designated by Production Manager.


Requirements: 

Professional experience is required.

Artistic sensibility and sensitivity, as well as strong collaborative skills.

The ideal candidate will have strong collaboration, communication and technical skills and be able to maintain high quality/standards and safe and supportive work environment while working on tight time line.

Teaching/mentoring experience.

 

Props Artisan

All Applications Due By: Feb 3rd 2017

Email cover letter, resume and references to: Jarid.Sumner@colorado.edu

Please include portfolio of previous work

The Colorado Shakespeare Festival, a professional theatre company in association with the University of Colorado Boulder, is accepting applications for production staff positions – see below for details and specifics. All positions are seasonal non-exempt paid hourly. Housing is available at a weekly rate paid by employee – CSF will arrange accommodations with each employee prior to the start of the season.

 

Props Artisan

Term of Employment: May 18th – July 23rd


Duties: 

Assist Props Supervisor in building, modifying, procuring all props in the 4 show season.

Standard props construction skills (crafts, carpentry, sewing, upholstery).

Experience faux painting props, working with a wide variety of materials.

Experience with arms and armor, including construction, repair and proper maintenance.

Sculpting, casting, and advanced carpentry is helpful.

Assist as needed across departmental lines as designated by Production Manager.


Requirements: 

Professional experience is required.

Artistic sensibility and sensitivity, as well as strong collaborative skills.

The ideal candidate will have strong collaboration, communication and technical skills and be able to maintain high quality/standards and safe and supportive work environment while working on tight time line.

Teaching/mentoring experience.

 

Indoor Master Electrician

All Applications Due By: Feb 3rd 2017

Email cover letter, resume and references to: Jarid.Sumner@colorado.edu

The Colorado Shakespeare Festival, a professional theatre company in association with the University of Colorado Boulder, is accepting applications for production staff positions – see below for details and specifics. All positions are seasonal non-exempt paid hourly. Housing is available at a weekly rate paid by employee – CSF will arrange accommodations with each employee prior to the start of the season.

 

Indoor Master Electrician

Term of Employment:  May 16th – August 20th


Duties:

Oversee electrics install, maintenance and repair of equipment as needed.

Work with the Production Manager and Festival M.E. to ensure deadlines are met within budget and time constraints.

Instruct electrics crew in show operation, board operation.

Run light board during all performances.

Assist as needed across departmental lines as designated by Production Manager.


Requirements: 

Professional experience is required.

CAD/ Vectorworks proficiency.

Strong communication and leadership skills.

The ideal candidate will have strong collaboration, communication and technical skills and be able to maintain high quality/standards and safe and supportive work environment while working on tight time line.

Teaching/mentoring experience.

 

Sound Engineer

All Applications Due By: Feb 3rd 2017

Email cover letter, resume and references to: Jarid.Sumner@colorado.edu

The Colorado Shakespeare Festival, a professional theatre company in association with the University of Colorado Boulder, is accepting applications for production staff positions – see below for details and specifics. All positions are seasonal non-exempt paid hourly. Housing is available at a weekly rate paid by employee – CSF will arrange accommodations with each employee prior to the start of the season.

 

Sound Engineer

Term of Employment May 16th – August 20th


Duties:

Oversee sound install, maintenance & repair of equipment, including all radios and headset systems (Both wired and wireless).

Work with the Production Manager to ensure deadlines are met within budget and time constraints.

Oversee wireless mic usage and live mix on the outdoor stage.

Instruct sound crew in show operation.

Assist in the transfer of show to one tour venue.

Assist as needed across departmental lines as designated by Production Manager.


Requirements: 

Professional experience is required.

Strong communication and leadership skills.

The ideal candidate will have strong collaboration, communication and technical skills and be able to maintain high quality/standards and safe and supportive work environment while working on tight time line.

Teaching/mentoring experience.

 

Draper

All Applications Due By: Feb 3rd 2017

Email cover letter, resume and references to: Jarid.Sumner@colorado.edu

Please include portfolio of previous work

The Colorado Shakespeare Festival, a professional theatre company in association with the University of Colorado Boulder, is accepting applications for production staff positions – see below for details and specifics. All positions are seasonal non-exempt paid hourly. Housing is available at a weekly rate paid by employee – CSF will arrange accommodations with each employee prior to the start of the season.


Draper:

Term of Employment:  May 16th - July 23rd


Duties:

Working in tandem with costume shop manager and designers to produce vision of the designs.

Create patterns from designer renderings

Attend fittings as necessary

Leading alterations of pulled / bought pieces.

Overseeing a team of 5-6 people in the costume shop.

Collaborating with other departments as necessary.


Requirements:

Must have excellent personal time management skills and the ability to schedule others effectively.  

Desired candidate needs a strong knowledge of costume history. 

Professional experience is required.

Artistic sensibility and sensitivity, as well as strong collaborative skills.

The ideal candidate will have strong collaboration, communication and technical skills and be able to maintain high quality/standards and safe and supportive work environment while working on tight time line.

Teaching/mentoring experience.

 

Costume Design Assistant

All Applications Due By: Feb 3rd 2017

Email cover letter, resume and references to: Jarid.Sumner@colorado.edu

Please include portfolio of previous work

The Colorado Shakespeare Festival, a professional theatre company in association with the University of Colorado Boulder, is accepting applications for production staff positions – see below for details and specifics. All positions are seasonal non-exempt paid hourly. Housing is available at a weekly rate paid by employee – CSF will arrange accommodations with each employee prior to the start of the season.


Design Assistant:

Term of Employment:  May 23rd – July 23rd


Duties:

Assist Costume Designer and Costume Director in creating the designer's vision by being informed about the script, context of design and other relevant aspects of assigned production.

Acts as the liaison between the designer and the costume team especially when the designer is off site.

Facilitates all materials needed to execute costumes including but not limited to; fabric and accessory materials, costume rentals, stock and purchased garments. This includes fabric purchases, garment and accessory purchasing and returning to meet both vendor and fitting deadlines and oversight of all items needed for the successful completion of their assigned show.

Prepares and time manages actor fittings to ensure all priorities are met. Documents notes and images and stores all information so designers and the necessary department members have access to the information.

Prepares paperwork and strategizes with the Wardrobe Supervisor to coordinate the transition of the show from the workroom to wardrobe and to facilitate the running and maintenance of each show. Paperwork may include actor dressing sheets, check in sheets, scene breakdowns, and quick change information.

Works closely with Stage Management to assure smooth exchange of information, rehearsal and show needs.

Compiles, collects and distributes costume notes following actor fittings

Attends meetings, run-throughs, dress rehearsals and other rehearsals with or as a representative of the designer and shop.


Requirements:

Applicants must have or be in the process of obtaining a costume degree.

Professional experience is required.

Artistic sensibility and sensitivity, as well as strong collaborative skills.

The ideal candidate will have strong collaboration, communication and technical skills and be able to maintain high quality/standards and safe and supportive work environment while working on tight time line.

Teaching/mentoring experience.

Stitcher

All Applications Due By: Feb 3rd 2017

Email cover letter, resume and references to: Jarid.Sumner@colorado.edu

Please include portfolio of previous work

The Colorado Shakespeare Festival, a professional theatre company in association with the University of Colorado Boulder, is accepting applications for production staff positions – see below for details and specifics. All positions are seasonal non-exempt paid hourly. Housing is available at a weekly rate paid by employee – CSF will arrange accommodations with each employee prior to the start of the season.


Stitcher:

Term of Employment:  May 23rd – July 23rd


Duties:

Responsible for the construction of new costumes and the alteration and refurbishment of existing costumes, under the direction of the draper and first hand

Experience in construction, alteration, and finishing work using both hand and industrial machine stitching; pressing and rolling of fabrics; pressing, steaming and correct labeling of finished costumes

Work closely with draper, first and second hand to ensure that costumes are completed with an emphasis on quality, safety.


Requirements:

Applicants must have or be in the process of obtaining a costume degree.

Strong skills in construction and alteration.

The ideal candidate will have strong collaboration, communication and technical skills and be able to maintain high quality/standards and safe and supportive work environment while working on tight time line.

 

Costume Crafts Assistant

All Applications Due By: Feb 3rd 2017

Email cover letter, resume and references to: Jarid.Sumner@colorado.edu

Please include portfolio of previous work

The Colorado Shakespeare Festival, a professional theatre company in association with the University of Colorado Boulder, is accepting applications for production staff positions – see below for details and specifics. All positions are seasonal non-exempt paid hourly. Housing is available at a weekly rate paid by employee – CSF will arrange accommodations with each employee prior to the start of the season.


Crafts Assistant:

Term of Employment:  May 23rd – July 23rd


Duties:

Assisting the crafts head in the construction, fitting, and alteration of costume craft items, including but not limited to: armor, masks, footwear, belts, bags, and jewelry.

Development and fitting of craft pieces according to designer specification and crafts heads director

Cutting, construction, finish work, and alterations on assigned craft items

Assist in supervising interns and volunteers

Monitor team safety, morale and maintain excellence of product.


Requirements:

Applicants must have or be in the process of obtaining a costume degree.

Professional experience is required.

Artistic sensibility and sensitivity, as well as strong collaborative skills.

The ideal candidate will have strong collaboration, communication and technical skills and be able to maintain high quality/standards and safe and supportive work environment while working on tight time line.

Teaching/mentoring experience.

  

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 CSF in the Schools Spring Tour Auditions

CSF in the Schools Tour Auditions
The Colorado Shakespeare Festival seeks troupe members (ages 18-40) for the Shakespeare & Violence Prevention school tour for Spring 2017. This innovative program will tour Colorado schools with two performances in repertory: a 30-minute Comedy of Errors for elementary audiences, and a 45-minute Julius Caesar for middle and high school audiences.  Each school performance is followed by classroom workshops about violence prevention, using research from the Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence. Now in its sixth year, this program has reached more than 72,000 Colorado students. Check out this Upstander video to learn more about our Shakespeare & Violence Prevention project.

Non-AEA actors only
Preferred Skills:


  • Strong skills in Shakespearean performance

  • Experience teaching Shakespeare in the classroom (grades 3-12)

  • Strong interpersonal skills, and the ability to handle conflict in the classroom

  • Singing/musical skills

  • Weekday availability (generally between 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. during tour)
  • Valid drivers license
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) a plus

Tour details for actors

  • Tour days include two schools/day, 4 days/week (Tues-Fri)

  • Each school visit includes a performance and a 50-minute workshop, followed by a check-in with a school counselor to debrief (9am performance, 10-10:50 workshop; 1pm performance, 2-2:50 workshop)

  • Actors are paid $450/week on tour (6 weeks of touring in Spring 2017) plus a rehearsal stipend for the January 3-30 rehearsals
  • Tour may include overnight trips to other parts of Colorado. Housing and travel per diem are provided for overnight trips.
  • Background check required.

Performance Schedule
January 31-March 10, Tuesdays-Fridays

Callback Info: 

Friday, November 18: Boulder

10am-2pm

All callbacks are by invitation after CSF Generals. If you are unable to attend CSF Generals, but are interested in auditioning for the tour, please email the following to amanda.giguere@colorado.edu with the subject line: “Requesting Callback for CSF in the Schools Troupe”

  1. Resume of theatre and teaching experience
  2. Headshot
  3. Known conflicts between January 3 and 30, 2016 (daytime or evening) and between January 31 and March 10, 2016, Tuesday through Friday during the day (8am to 5pm).
2017 Season Auditions

CSF holds auditions each season in Boulder and Denver, Colorado. We are not taking video submissions this year except by invitation.  

Plays being produced in our 2017 season will be announced on October 28, 2016. Please visit our homepage on that date for a complete list of productions.

CSF hires AEA and non-AEA actors on two- and three -show contracts.

GENERAL AUDITIONS
CSF General Auditions have concluded at this time. Callback invitations will be sent out before Thanksgiving 2016.

If you have worked for CSF as an actor in the last three (3) years, and wish to be considered for the 2017 season, you do not need to appear at the general auditions. Please contact Kurt Mehlenbacher at kume5547exc@colorado.edu to inform us of your interest and you may be invited to callbacks or made an offer directly.

No phone calls, please. E-mails received prior to 9am on the 17th will not be considered.

VIDEO SUBMISSIONS 

CSF is not accepting video submissions at this time.

CALLBACKS
Callbacks will be held in Boulder, CO on the University of Colorado Boulder campus on December 4th and 5th, from 9am to 5pm. Notifications of a callback will be sent via email (with sides) starting November 21st.

The Colorado Shakespeare Festival is an equal opportunity employer and encourages actors of underrepresented groups to audition for our season. All ethnicities, ages, genders, and disabilities welcome!

Publications Specialist

The College of Music and CU Presents are now inviting applicants for a Publications Specialist position. The Publications Specialist will assist the Director of Marketing and Public Relations in the preparation and printing of professional, full-color, multi-page CU Presents programs with advertising for the Artist Series, Eklund Opera, Takács Quartet Series, Holiday Festival, Department of Theatre & Dance, Colorado Shakespeare Festival, College of Music and special events. The Publication Specialist is also be responsible for keeping track of which events need programs, collaboratively gathering program content, organizing the proofreading process, laying out copy and publishing programs for Faculty Tuesday recitals and numerous ensemble performances. We are looking for an extremely organized individual, who is an excellent communicator, to help with program production and graphic design. This position will be expected to work independently in a work environment with multiple, and sometimes competing, priorities.

Who we are

CU Presents promotes performing arts on the University of Colorado Boulder campus. We present over 100 ticketed concerts every year as well as numerous educational and outreach events. CU Presents administers events for the Artist Series, Colorado Shakespeare Festival, Eklund Opera (including the CU New Opera Workshop), the Takács Quartet, CU Theatre & Dance, College of Music and the Holiday Festival. CU Presents welcomes over 80,000 concertgoers to its events every year.  Education and outreach is an important part of CU Presents. Faculty and guest artists are involved in many outreach activities including master classes, workshops, and lectures. Learn more at the CU Presents website.

Duties

Graphic Design & Layout

  • Program layout for Faculty Tuesdays and ensemble performances
  • Program layout for CU Presents programs including covers, wraps and individual programs
  • Layout of the annual College of Music magazine
  • Layout of some other College of Music materials
  • With Marketing Manager and Marketing and PR Director, maintain and develop CU Presents branding standards within CU Boulder branding
  • Develop graphic design standards and educate other staff about standards and best practices

Content Management

  • Find out which events require promotion and/or a program
  • Request and gather advance promotional information such as bios, programs, blurbs, photography for all performances
  • Work with CU Presents PR staff to properly format, edit and proofread copy

Publication Communications & Logistics

  • Communicate effectively with faculty/directors who need programs including sending reminders
  • Facilitate a collaborative and iterative process of gathering content and proofreading with faculty/directors
  • Oversee the work of the program student assistant
  • Request program ads from sponsors
  • Request donor updates from Advancement staff
  • Submit multi-page programs to printers
  • Coordinate with printers to have programs printed and delivered in advance of all events
  • Coordinate with house management to make sure programs are where they are needed

Print Bidding and Management

  • Solicit printer bids for major print projects and get the best price
  • Choose papers and inks
  • Go to press checks when needed

Qualifications

What we require

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in a communications, English, or related field
  • At least two years of professional publications experience
  • At least two years of graphic design experience, including layout capability

What you will need

  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Precise attention to detail
  • Self-motivated with excellent organizational skills, and demonstrated proficiency in prioritizing work assignments to complete work accurately and in a timely and independent manner

What we’d like you to have

  • Experience with an arts program in an educational setting, such as participation in a college marching band
  • Experience working with Adobe InDesign and Photoshop
Preferred qualifications may be used to further reduce the pool of applicants to those who are most highly qualified.
 

What we can offer

The minimum starting salary for this position is $40,000, and will be commensurate with skills and experience. The University of Colorado offersexcellent benefits. Staff members receive a total compensation package including:

  • Paid vacation and sick leave10 paid holidays annually
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • An EcoPass for free RTD rides
  • An unparalleled retirement plan with an employer contribution at 10% of your salary

The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

Application

To apply, please submit the following materials to this posting at cu.edu/cu-careers:

  1. A current resume.
  2. A cover letter that specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications.
  3. A sample of your recent professional work, or link to your portfolio. Please list your role in the development of the created work.

Please combine materials into one document and upload as titled: Last- First - (Job Number). Please do not upload references at this time.

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Instructor – Theatre and Dance Projection and Lighting Designer

The University of Colorado Boulder Department of Theatre and Dance is seeking applications to fill an Instructor position to serve as a Theatre and Dance Projection and Lighting Designer.

Job responsibilities include the following:

  • Function as the Faculty Resident Projection / Media and Lighting Designer for Theatre and Dance.
  • Mentor student designers and technicians in these areas.
  • Shared responsibility with the technical design staff for facilitating, organizing, and supervising production execution of projections / media and lighting in a multiple venue facility.
  • Design projections / media or lighing on two (2) shows per semester (one theatre and one dance).
  • Teach two (2) courses per semester in areas of projections / media, lighting, and experience design, and participate on department committees.
  • Teaching resposibilities could include
    • Graduate and Undergraduate courses in Projection Design / Technology, Stage Lighting 1, Stage Lighting 2, and Advanced Production Design.
    • Supervise practicum students and safety training of students.
    • Participate in BFA portfolio reviews.

Minimum required qualifications: MFA degree and significant experience in projection / media and lighting design for theatre and dance.

Desired qualifications:  formal instruction and professional experience in additional areas of design (sound, scenery, etc.). University-level teaching experience.

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