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Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival

17 William Street, Suite 304
Auburn, NY 13021
(315) 255-1305
festival@FingerLakesMTF.com

Summer Staff & Internships

Send cover letter, resume, and references to productionmgr@merry-go-round.com or

Production Manager
Merry-Go-Round Playhouse
17 William Street, 2nd Floor, Auburn, NY 13021.

Email preferred.

EOE.

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* - Portfolios or drafting samples are required.

Costume Designers*

The Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival / Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, a multiple-venue, professional musical theatre producing company, seeks experienced Costume Designers for its 2014 summer season including: Mary Poppins, Damn Yankees, On The Town, The Will Rogers Follies, Church Basement Ladies and Menopause. Broadway, Off-Broadway and national tour experience preferred. Fast paced environment / 13-day rehearsal process. Salaries are competitive and the work environment both positive and challenging. The organization holds high standards of excellence and proficiency. USA contracts available. Housing, roundtrip transportation provided.

Assistant Stage Managers

The Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival / Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, a multiple venue, musical theatre producing company, seeks a assistant stage manager for its 2014 summer season including: Mary Poppins, Damn Yankees, On The Town , and Will Rogers’ Follies. Must have previous stage management experience, excellent organizational skills and be able to lift 50lbs. Salaries are competitive, and the work environment is positive, challenging, and holds a high artistic integrity. Housing is excellent and all employees are provided their own bedroom. Contract runs from mid-May through mid-October.

Front-of-House Management

The Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival / Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, a multiple venue, musical theatre producing company, seeks Front-of-House Managers and Assistants for its 2014 summer season including: Mary Poppins, Damn Yankees, On The Town, Will Rogers’ Follies, Church Basement Ladies 5, and Menopause: The Musical! Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to, patron services, ticket taking, managing concessions, guiding volunteer ushers and maintaining the cleanliness, safety and professional appearance of the House. Contracts run from May through October. Salaries are competitive, and the work environment is positive, challenging, and holds a high artistic integrity. Housing is excellent and all employees are provided their own bedroom.

Associate Production Manager

The Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival / Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, a multiple venue, musical theatre producing company, seeks an Associate Production Manager for its 2014 summer season including: Mary Poppins, Damn Yankees, On The Town, Will Rogers’ Follies, Church Basement Ladies 5, and Menopause: The Musical! as well as our new works series, The PiTCH. APM’s primary duty will be to lead the transfer of Festival productions to the 1900-seat Kodak Center for the Performing Arts in Rochester, N.Y. APM provides administrative support to the technical departments with accounting, scheduling, purchasing and administration of safety program. Strong leadership and quick decision making skills a must. Driver’s license with a clean driving record and familiarity with Excel, Google apps, and accounting software required. Experience driving large vans and trucks a plus. Ideal candidates will have previous production management experience. Position starts in May and ends in October. Salaries are competitive, and the work environment is positive, challenging, and holds a high artistic integrity. Housing is excellent and all employees are provided their own bedroom.

Child Wranglers

The Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival / Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, a multiple venue, musical theatre producing company, seeks Child Wranglers for two of the shows its 2014 summer season: Mary Poppins and Will Rogers Follies. Child Wranglers will oversee minor actors at all rehearsals and performances as well as serve as a liaison with those actors’ parents/guardians. Works closely with Stage Management on a daily basis. The first contract is from mid-May through mid-July and the second is from mid-August through early October. Salaries are competitive, and the work environment is positive, challenging, and holds a high artistic integrity. Housing is excellent and all employees are provided their own bedroom.

Assistant to the PITCH Coordinator

The Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival / Merry-Go-Round Playhouse seeks an intern to assist in its new works series, The PiTCH. Responsibilities include but are not limited to assisting the PiTCH Coordinator with any and all activities required for the series, assisting the Company Manager with the housing and transportation needs of presenters, and Front of House duties during performances. Must be organized, well read, a people person, and able to lift 50 lbs. Personal vehicle recommended. Stipend and housing provided. Contract runs June through August.

Technical Director*

The Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival / Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, a multiple venue, musical theatre producing company, seeks Technical Director for its 2014 summer season including: Mary Poppins, Damn Yankees, On The Town, Will Rogers’ Follies, Church Basement Ladies 5. Candidates must have prior professional TD experience, have excellent technical design and drafting skills, be able to manage the shop in a fast paced environment to produce a high quality product. Must have experience managing a team with diverse skill level. MFA plus three years’ experience or equivocal experience required. Excellent rigging knowledge and skill needed. Touring experience a plus. Experience driving large vans and trucks a plus; driver’s license with a clean record is required. Salaries are competitive, and the work environment is positive, challenging, and holds a high artistic integrity. Housing is excellent and all employees are provided their own bedroom. Contract runs from mid-March through mid-October. March and April can be offsite.

Assistant Technical Director*

The Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival / Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, a multiple venue, musical theatre producing company, seeks an Assistant Technical Director for its 2014 summer season including: Mary Poppins, Damn Yankees, On The Town, Will Rogers’ Follies, Church Basement Ladies 5. Candidates must have good technical design skills and excellent drafting skills. Ideally, looking for someone with previous summer stock work and experience managing a team with diverse skill level. Samples of work are required. Excellent rigging knowledge and skill needed. Experience driving large vans and trucks a plus. Salaries are competitive, and the work environment is positive, challenging, and holds a high artistic integrity. Housing is excellent and all employees are provided their own bedroom. Contract runs from late May through early October.

Carpentry Staff

The Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival / Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, a multiple venue, musical theatre producing company, seeks Master Carpenter and Carpentry Staff for its 2014 summer season including: Mary Poppins, Damn Yankees, On The Town, Will Rogers’ Follies, Church Basement Ladies 5. Master Carpenter will run the shop floor and assist in teaching construction techniques to carpentry staff while taking on more complicated projects. Must have excellent carpentry, rigging knowledge, and leadership ability. One Production Carpenter is assigned to run crew as fly rail operator as well as maintains scenery during performance period. Two additional carpenters for scene shop are also needed. Experience driving large vans and trucks a plus. Salaries are competitive, and the work environment is positive, challenging, and holds a high artistic integrity. Housing is excellent and all employees are provided their own bedroom. Contract runs from late May through early October.

Scenic Artists*

The Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival / Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, a multiple venue, musical theatre producing company, seeks a Scenic Artist for its 2014 summer season including: Mary Poppins, Damn Yankees, On The Town, Will Rogers’ Follies, Church Basement Ladies 5. Salaries are competitive, and the work environment is positive, challenging, and holds a high artistic integrity. Housing is excellent and all employees are provided their own bedroom. Contract runs from late May through early October.

Props Masters*

The Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival / Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, a multiple venue, musical theatre producing company, seeks a Props Master and an Assistant Props Master for its 2014 summer season including: Mary Poppins, Damn Yankees, On The Town, Will Rogers’ Follies, Church Basement Ladies 5, and Menopause: The Musical! Must have excellent organizational and time management skills with the ability to multitask and be a strong leader. Carpentry, sewing, draping, and paint skills required with strong knowledge of historical settings and attention to detail. Experience driving large vans and trucks a plus. Salaries are competitive, and the work environment is positive, challenging, and holds a high artistic integrity. Housing is excellent and all employees are provided their own bedroom. Contract runs from late May through early October.

Assistant Costume Shop Manager*

The Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival / Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, a multiple venue, musical theatre producing company, seeks an Assistant Costume Shop Manager for its 2014 summer season including: Mary Poppins, Damn Yankees, On The Town, Will Rogers’ Follies, Church Basement Ladies 5. Candidates must be able to alter and draft patterns, cut, drape, have good knowledge of construction, and manage a team of diverse skill level. Good organization and time management skills is a must. Craft skills, dyeing, and experience with large vans a plus. Knowledge and experience with costume rules of Actor's Equity preferred. Own car a plus. Salaries are competitive, and the work environment is positive, challenging, and holds a high artistic integrity. Housing is excellent and all employees are provided their own bedroom. Contract runs from mid-May through early October.

Stitchers

The Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival / Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, a multiple venue, musical theatre producing company, seeks Stitchers for its 2014 summer season including: Mary Poppins, Damn Yankees, On The Town, Will Rogers’ Follies, Church Basement Ladies 5. Candidates must have experience with basic sewing techniques, including zippers, buttonholes, pleating, and flatlining. Candidates must be patient, self-disciplined, and adaptable. Craft skills, dyeing, millinery, jewelry making, and industrial sewing machine experience a plus. Own car a plus. Salaries are competitive, and the work environment is positive, challenging, and holds a high artistic integrity. Housing is excellent and all employees are provided their own bedroom. Contract runs from mid-May through early October.

Hair and Make-up Supervisor*

The Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival / Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, a multiple venue, musical theatre producing company, seeks a Hair and Make-up Supervisor for its 2014 summer season including: Mary Poppins, Damn Yankees, On The Town, Will Rogers’ Follies, Church Basement Ladies 5. Needs excellent knowledge of wig styling and maintenance according to AEA regulations. Dressing experience preferred. Housing is excellent and included; Employees are provided with their own room. Salaries are competitive, and the work environment is positive, challenging, and holds a high artistic integrity. Housing is excellent and all employees are provided their own bedroom. Contract runs from mid-May through mid-October.

Overhire Technicians

The Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival / Merry-Go-Round Playhouse seeks local; Rochester-Syracuse-Binghamton based Overhire Technicians for changeovers during its 2014 summer season. Overhire positions are available in all carpentry and electrics. Rates are competitive, the work environment is positive. Work is mostly overnight calls.

Please send your cover letter and resume to Emily Reid at productionmgr@merry-go-round.com.

* - Portfolios or drafting samples are required.

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Marketing and development internships are available year round for academic credit.

Production Internships

The Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival / Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, a multiple venue, musical theatre producing company, seeks Production Interns for the 2014 summer season including: Mary Poppins, Damn Yankees, On The Town, Will Rogers’ Follies, Church Basement Ladies 5, and Menopause: The Musical! Internships are available in: carpentry, electrics, scenic painting, properties, wardrobe, and sound.. Contracts begin in mid-May with end between September and October. Interns work on run crew for all performances as well as continue their education in their chosen craft in the shops during the day. Salaries are competitive, and the work environment is positive, challenging, and holds a high artistic integrity. Housing is excellent and all employees are provided their own bedroom.

Marketing Intern

The Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival / Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, a multiple venue, musical theatre producing company, seeks a Marketing Intern for its 2014 summer season including: Mary Poppins, Damn Yankees, On The Town, Will Rogers’ Follies, Church Basement Ladies 5, and Menopause: The Musical! as well as our new works series, The PiTCH. Primary responsibilities include social media, website updates, blogging, archival projects from past seasons, as well as marketing administrative tasks which will be assigned as they arise. Intern candidates must have strong writing skills. Knowledge of design software and video editing software are a plus. Contract runs from May through October. Salaries are competitive, and the work environment is positive, challenging, and holds a high artistic integrity. Housing is excellent and all employees are provided their own bedroom.

Company Management Internships

The Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival / Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, a multiple venue, musical theatre producing company, seeks Company Management Interns its 2014 summer season including: Mary Poppins, Damn Yankees, On The Town, Will Rogers’ Follies, Church Basement Ladies 5, and Menopause: The Musical! as well as our new works series, The PiTCH. Interns work with the Company Manager in arranging for and providing transportation, housing, hospitality and logistics in the care of over 160 actors, musicians and technicians. Work environment is positive, challenging, and holds a high artistic integrity. All positions paid and include housing. MUST have a valid driver’s license with a CLEAN record. Experience driving large vehicles a plus. Contracts run from May through October. Salaries are competitive, and the work environment is positive, challenging, and holds a high artistic integrity. Housing is excellent and all employees are provided their own bedroom.

Production Management Intern

The Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival / Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, a multiple venue, musical theatre producing company, seeks a Production Management Intern for its 2014 summer season including: Mary Poppins, Damn Yankees, On The Town, Will Rogers’ Follies, Church Basement Ladies 5, and Menopause: The Musical! as well as our new works series, The PiTCH. Intern will assist in providing administrative support to the technical departments. Strong leadership and decision making skills a must. Driver’s license with a clean driving record and familiarity with Excel, Google apps, and accounting software required. Experience driving large vans and trucks a plus. Ideal candidates will have previous production or stage management experience. Position starts in May and ends in October. Salaries are competitive, and the work environment is positive, challenging, and holds a high artistic integrity. Housing is excellent and all employees are provided their own bedroom.

For more information, send your cover letter and resume to productionmgr@merry-go-round.com.

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17 William Street, Suite 304
Auburn, NY 13021
(315) 255-1305
festival@FingerLakesMTF.com