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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.

Current Job Listings

♦ Technical Director

The Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival/Merry Go Round Playhouse seeks a Technical Director for its Main stage 2015 Season including: West Side Story, Light in the Piazza, Saturday Night Fever, Sweeney Todd and Forever Plaid: Plaid Tidings. Under the guidance of the Production Manager and Artistic Director, will be responsible for managing the Scenic department’s operations. The ideal candidate will have strong communication skills and the ability to work on large-scale shows in a fast-paced environment.
 
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Consult with the Production Manager on the technical and budgetary feasibility of designs.
  • Collaborate with artistic director, production manager and designer to realize the production design within budget and on time.
  • Manage all aspects in the planning, build, load-in, tech, and maintenance of scenery.
  • Supervise the installation and strike of each set including all rigging and mechanical devices. Insure proper function, installation and safety of all scenic elements.
  • Create time and material estimates, schedules and other documentation as required
  • Produce all necessary technical and constructions drawings using AutoCAD
  • Coordinate build schedule and load-in with related production departments
  • Supervise and regulate shop activities and 8 scene shop employees.
  • Maintain the high quality and standards of the Finger Lakes MTF
  • Ensure a safe and workable environment for staff and performers.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 3 years professional theatre experience in technical direction. MFA preferred but not required.
  • Extensive knowledge and experience in scenic construction, time and material estimation, mechanical design and stage rigging.
  • Computer skills including strong abilities with AutoCAD
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

 
Housing is provided and all employees receive their own bedroom. Pre-season prep begins mid-March and on-site work would begin mid-April. Contract runs through early-September. For more information on the Festival, visit www.fingerlakesmtf.com.  Please send letter, resume, and references with subject line: Technical Director to productionmgr@merry-go-round.com , or to Production Manager, Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, 17 William Street, 2nd Floor, Auburn, NY 13021.

♦ 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 2015 Season including: West Side Story, Light in the Piazza, Saturday Night Fever,  Sweeney Todd and Forever Plaid: Plaid Tidings. The ATD will report to the Technical Director and assist in all activities necessary for the construction, installation and strike of scenic pieces for the season.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Assisting the Technical Director (TD) in realizing productions design within budget and on time, including the planning, build, load-in, tech and maintenance of scenery.
  • Preparing all necessary technical and construction drawings using AutoCAD
  • Assisting the TD in planning assignments for the tech staff during build, load-in and strike.
  • Insuring proper function, installation and safety of all scenic elements.
  • Supervising a Master Carpenter and 6 scene shop employees.
  • Maintaining the high quality and standards of the Finger Lakes MTF
  • Ensuring a safe and workable environment for staff and performers.

Qualifications:

  • Extensive knowledge and experience in scenic construction, time and material estimation, mechanical design and stage rigging.
  • Computer skills including strong abilities with AutoCAD
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Must be comfortable working at heights (ladders, genie lifts and scaffolding)
  • Driver’s License and experience with large vans and box trucks preferred. 

Housing is provided and all employees receive their own bedroom. Contract runs from mid-April through early September. For more information, visit www.fingerlakesmtf.com.  Please send cover letter, resume, and references with subject line: Assistant Technical Director to productionmgr@merry-go-round.com , or to Production Manager, Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, 17 William Street, 2nd Floor, Auburn, NY 13021.
 

♦ Props Master

The Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival / Merry Go Round Playhouse, a multiple venue, musical theatre producing company, seeks a Props Master for its 2015 Season including: West Side Story, Light in the Piazza, Saturday Night Fever,  Sweeney Todd and Forever Plaid: Plaid Tidings.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Working with Directors, Scenic Designer and technical staff to acquire and execute all properties and set dressings for the main stage season.
  • Script analysis & prop research
  • Procuring and/or manufacturing furniture, scenic dressing and hand properties as designated by the Scenic Designer and/or Director.
  • Ensuring rehearsal props are available as requested by Director and/or Stage Management in a timely manner
  • Maintaining an accurate props list for the show.
  • Supervising a Props Artisan and a Props Production Assistant. The Props Master will take an active, positive role in educating the Production Assistant.
  • Overseeing purchase of all departmental supplies remains within budget.
  • Maintaining the high quality and standards of the Finger Lakes MTF
  • Ensuring a safe and workable environment for staff and performers.

Qualifications:

  • Excellent organizational, budgeting, multitasking and time management skills.
  • Experience in crafts, carpentry, sewing, draping and painting required.
  • Driver’s License and experience with large vans and box trucks preferred. 
  • Excellent researching skills.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

 
Housing is provided and all employees receive their own bedroom. Contract runs from May through early September with possible extension of late November through mid-December. For more information, visit www.fingerlakesmtf.com.  Please send cover letter, resume, and references with subject line: Props Master to productionmgr@merry-go-round.com , or to Production Manager, Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, 17 William Street, 2nd Floor, Auburn, NY 13021.
 

♦ Master Electrician

The Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival / Merry Go Round Playhouse, a multiple venue, musical theatre producing company, seeks a Master Electrician for its 2015 Season including: West Side Story, Light in the Piazza, Saturday Night Fever,  Sweeney Todd and Forever Plaid: Plaid Tidings. Under the guidance of the Production Manager and Artistic Director, will be responsible for managing the Lighting department’s operations. The ideal candidate will have strong communication skills and the ability to work in high-pressure situations.
 
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Analyzing lighting designs and working with the LD, TD, and Production Manager to ensure all designs are executed within the available time, budget, and resources
  • Planning and execution of all practicals and special effects
  • Supervising hanging, circuiting, and focusing of all lighting fixtures for each production
  • Supervising a full time Assistant Master Electrician, overhire electricians, and two Electrics Production Assistants. The ME will take an active, positive role in educating the Production Assistants.
  • Troubleshooting all lighting equipment including color scrollers and moving lights
  • Maintaining the theatre’s lighting inventory and performing equipment repairs as necessary
  • Maintaining the high quality and standards of the Finger Lakes MTF
  • Ensuring a safe and workable environment for staff and performers.

Qualifications:

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Extensive knowledge of wiring and electricity
  • Extensive knowledge of theatrical lighting equipment
  • Strong knowledge of Vectorworks & Lightwright
  • Strong knowledge of ETC Ion lighting console.
  • Must be comfortable working at heights (ladders, genie lifts and scaffolding)
  • Driver’s License and experience with large vans and box trucks preferred. 

Housing is provided and all employees receive their own bedroom. Contract runs from late April through early October with possible extension of mid-November through mid-December. For more information, visit www.fingerlakesmtf.com.  Please send cover letter, resume, and references with subject line: Master Electrician to productionmgr@merry-go-round.com , or to Production Manager, Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, 17 William Street, 2nd Floor, Auburn, NY 13021.
 

♦ Sound Engineer

The Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival / Merry Go Round Playhouse, a multiple venue, musical theatre producing company, seeks a Sound Engineer for its 2015 Season including: West Side Story, Light in the Piazza, Saturday Night Fever,  Sweeney Todd and Forever Plaid: Plaid Tidings. The Sound Engineer is responsible for the full range of activities necessary for the load in, strike and upkeep of sound and orchestral equipment.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Programming and operation of Yamaha M7 Sound Board for tech & performances including running all sound cues from QLab.
  • Analyzing the sound design for each show. Coordinating with the Sound Designer, Musical Director, Production Stage Manager and Production Manager for the location and set up all sound and orchestra equipment.
  • Planning and implementing monitors unique to each production. These include conductor video monitors and audio monitors.
  • Maintaining sound inventory and performing repairs as necessary.
  • Supervising a Sound Production Assistant. The Sound Engineer will take an active, positive role in educating the Production Assistant.
  • Overseeing all departmental purchases and remaining within budget.
  • Preparing and maintaining wireless microphones on a daily basis.
  • Maintaining the high quality and standards of the Finger Lakes MTF.
  • Ensuring a safe and workable environment for staff and performers.

Qualifications

  • Ideal candidate has experience mixing large-scale musicals.
  • Strong knowledge of Yamaha M7 console, Aviom monitoring, & QLab required.
  • Musical background and familiarity with orchestra equipment preferred.
  • Must be comfortable working at heights (ladders, genie lifts and scaffolding)
  • Driver’s License and experience with large vans and box trucks preferred.  

Housing is provided and all employees receive their own bedroom. Contract runs from May through early October with possible extension of late November through late December. For more information, visit www.fingerlakesmtf.com.  Please send cover letter, resume, and references with subject line: Sound Engineer to productionmgr@merry-go-round.com , or to Production Manager, Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, 17 William Street, 2nd Floor, Auburn, NY 13021.

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