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Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival

17 William Street, Suite 304
Auburn, NY 13021
(315) 255-1305
[email protected]

Summer Staff & Internships

Send cover letter, resume, and references to [email protected] or

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

Email preferred.

EOE.

Current Job Listings:


Marketing Assistant Intern

The Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival and Merry-Go-Round Playhouse seeks a Marketing Assistant Intern for its exciting 2015 Summer Season including: West Side Story, The Light in the Piazza, Saturday Night Fever, Sweeney Todd, Late Nite Catechism, Calamari Sisters’ Big Fat Italian Wedding, The PiTCH and Forever Plaid: Plaid Tidings. 

Paid and unpaid college credit internships available.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Creating copy
  • Blogging
  • Creating web based press packets
  • Assistance with event preparation
  • Social media
  • Website maintenance
  • Guerilla marketing
  • Community outreach
  • Video and photo editing, 
  • Day to day administrative work. 
  • Some administrative assistance with Development Department a possibility.

Qualifications:

  • Applicants must have a positive attitude, be personable, responsible, pro-active, and hard-working.
  • Strong writing skills and a professional etiquette. 
  • Knowledge of design software and video editing software are a plus. 
  • Position will also be trained in all Audience Services duties, including patron services, ticket taking, concessions, and maintaining the safety, cleanliness and professional appearance of the House and to be on-call for all performances. 

For more information, visit www.FingerLakesMTF.com. Send cover letter, resume, and references to [email protected]


Audience Services Supervisor & Associates

The Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival and Merry-Go-Round Playhouse seeks Box Office Staff for its exciting 2015 Summer Season including: West Side Story, The Light in the Piazza, Saturday Night Fever, Sweeney Todd, Late Nite Catechism, Calamari Sisters’ Big Fat Italian Wedding, The PiTCH and Forever Plaid: Plaid Tidings. Part-time and full-time positions are available at all summer Box Office locations.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Selling tickets via phone and walk-ups
  • Data entry and management through the ProVenue ticketing system
  • Printing and filing of tickets
  • Administering of will call tickets and online ticket sales
  • Ensuring customer needs are met, complaints resolved and service is provided quickly and efficiently. 

Qualifications:

  • Work in a fast-paced environment
  • The ability to multi-task, take direction and have self-motivation with a desire to learn is a must
  • Looking for exceptional computer skills
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Ability to handle cash, process all forms of payment and balance receipts. 
  • Prior experience in retail or customer/patron services and experience with ticketing software, especially ProVenue is a plus. 
  • Training will be provided. 

All positions are paid and housing is negotiable. Most positions are May through August, with opportunities available through October. Send letter, resume, references and availability to: [email protected] or Production Manager, Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, 17 William Street, 2nd Floor, Auburn, NY 13021. Visit www.FingerLakesMTF.com for more information.


Front-of-House

The Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival and Merry-Go-Round Playhouse seeks Front-of-House Management and Assistants for its exciting 2015 Summer Season including: West Side Story, The Light in the Piazza, Saturday Night Fever, Sweeney Todd, Late Nite Catechism, Calamari Sisters’ Big Fat Italian Wedding, The PiTCH and Forever Plaid: Plaid Tidings.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Patron services
  • Ticket taking
  • Concessions
  • Guiding volunteer ushers
  • Maintaining the cleanliness, safety and professional appearance of the House. 

For more information, visit www.FingerLakesMTF.com. Send cover letter, resume, and references to [email protected] or Production Manager, Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, 17 William Street, 2nd Floor, Auburn, NY 13021.


Props Artisan

The Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival / Merry Go Round Playhouse, a multiple venue, musical theatre producing company, seeks a Props Artisan 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:

  • Manufacturing and procuring furniture, scenic dressing, and hand props as designated by the Props Master, Scenic Designer and/or Director.
  • Assisting the Props Master in ensuring rehearsal props are available in a timely manner, as requested by Director and/or Stage Management.
  • Maintaining the high quality and standards of the Finger Lakes MTF.
  • Ensuring a safe and workable environment for staff and performers.

Qualifications:

  • Excellent craft skills
  • Strong carpentry and woodworking skills
  • Painting skills are a plus
  • Sewing skills are a plus
  • Electrical knowledge is a plus
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • 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 late August.

 

Assistant Master Electrician

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

The AME will assist in coordinating and planning all activities necessary for changeovers and the maintenance of lighting designs.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Programming and running lighting console for all productions.
  • Maintaining the lighting design throughout the run of the show. Perform daily dimmer checks. Correct equipment or focus issues as needed.
  • Assisting with wiring all practicals and special effects.
  • Assisting with hanging, circuiting, and focusing of all lighting fixtures for each production.
  • Assisting with supervising overhire electricians, and two Electrics Production Assistants. The AME 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 knowledge of ETC Ion lighting console.
  • Strong knowledge of common theatrical lighting equipment
  • Strong knowledge of wiring and electricity
  • Knowledge of Vectorworks & Lightwright is a plus
  • 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 September with possible extension of mid-November through late December.

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Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival
17 William Street, Suite 304
Auburn, NY 13021
(315) 255-1305
[email protected]