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.

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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Theatre & Dance Master Electrician, Assistant Tech Support

Theatre & Dance Master Electrician, Assistant Tech Support

The Department of Theatre & Dance at the University of Colorado Boulder is seeking an experienced part-time Master Electrician to support theatre and dance classes and productions through spring 2018.  

 

Duties:

Support student and faculty designers in implementing lighting designs in multiple theatres plus one classroom space.  

Provide leadership to a small student electrics crew in the proper hang and focus procedures and maintain equipment. Equipment is a blend of conventional fixtures, LEDs, video projectors, and moving lights.

Assist in the programming of shows and troubleshooting lighting system and fixtures.

 

Required Skills and Experience:

Ability to install, focus, and strike equipment used to light theatre and dance productions.

Ability to maintain lighting and electrics equipment.

Experience with theatrical rigging and fly system.

Demonstrated proficiency on ETC EOS / element consoles.

 

Desired Skills and Experience:

Demonstrated experience working in a higher education performance environment and supervising student teams.

Demonstrated experience with projections and audio.

 

Applications will be reviewed immediately, position is open until filled. Preferred start date is January 2017.  Submit required materials to Kerry.cripe@colorado.edu.

Required Materials Include:

1.) Cover Letter

2.) Resume

3.) One Letter of Recommendation

4.) List of three references


This is an academic year appointment with summers off. Spring 17 semester runs until May 5, 2017. The 17-18 academic year runs August 28, 2017 – May 3, 2018. This position is funded through May 3, 2018 with possible extension thereafter.

 

The position is part-time and paid on an hourly basis.

20 hours per week with additional weekend and evening hours during technical rehearsals.

$18.00 - $25.00 per hour DOE