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1  TPS Message Boards (requires ID & Password to post) / Employment / Directors Needed - Auburn Community Players on: August 14, 2017, 08:44:58 AM
The Auburn Community Players are Looking for qualified, seasoned Directors for our 2017 - 2018 Season. The two shows we are looking for directors for are Scrooge The Musical December 8 - 18, 2017 and Shrek The Musical June 1 - 17, 2018. If you are interested please send a resume to Jim Kleinbeck @ jkleinbeck@auburnwa.gov.

Directing for Auburn Community Players. $1500.00 stipend (Incentives of up to an additional $2000.00)
Directors Duties.

1.   Rehearsal are  Monday – Thursday  usually  6:30 – 9:30 PM (some Saturdays)
2.   Set up and run the audition process along with the production team
3.   Cast show with productions teams input.
4.   Come up with the vison of the Show..
a.   Work with set builder, lighting & sound, costumer, set painter, and props (and anyone else on the production team) .
5.   If you have people that you want to work with (Music Director, Choreographer, stage manager,  etc. ) I encourage you to bring them along. If not we have      some folks to pick from.
6.   You’re in charge of all aspects of the show, but will have the help of the production team.
7.   Set up a schedule with the producer  and work with the stage manager to keep it up to date.
8.   Run tech week.
9.   Since this more of a Community Theater feel the director is usually present at most of the shows if not all of them. 
2  TPS Message Boards (requires ID & Password to post) / Employment / Set Builder Wanted on: May 16, 2017, 09:27:09 AM
The Auburn Community Players is looking for a set builder for their production of Hairspray The Musical.

This is not a huge build be needs to be done in the next two week. There is a stipend that goes along with this job.

Please contact Jim Kleinbeck for more information @ 253-804-5057 of jkleinbeck@auburnwa.gov
3  TPS Message Boards (requires ID & Password to post) / Classified Ads / Set Builder Needed on: April 21, 2016, 09:21:50 AM
The Auburn Community Players are looking for a set builder for our show Mary Poppins. There is a contract stipend that goes along with this position. We have an off site building location that is safe and secure (alarmed) for tools.

If you know someone please have them contact Jim Kleinbeck at 253-804-5057 or jkleinbeck@auburnwa.gov
4  TPS Message Boards (requires ID & Password to post) / Employment / Music Director & Head Counselor for Auburn Ave Theater Camp on: March 08, 2016, 09:51:53 AM
The City if Auburn's Spring Break Theater Camp is looking for the following

Music Director:
Contract Fee   : $1200

Works with the Camp Director to ensure that all participants participate safely and fully in the musical components of Disney Peter Pan Junior.  The Music Director will work with individuals, small groups and ensembles on individual vocal projection; ensemble singing and general stage direction as it effects singing and acting.  The Music Director will supervise two counselors who will also be working with small groups and ensembles to "shape' the specific and general musical sound of the production.

The Schedule follows;

March 31   Thursday      6-8:30p   Pre-production meeting
April 2   Saturday      9a-5p      Auditions
April 4-8   M-F         5:30-8p   Rehearsals
April 11-15   M-F         9a-4p      Rehearsals
April 17-21   M-Th         5:30-8p   Rehearsals
April 22   F         5-9p      Show
April 23   S         noon-4p   Show
April 23   S         5-9p      Show
April 24   SU         noon-4p   Show[/pre][/left][/center][/right]

There may be some flex in the schedule, but the Music Director is required to be present for all shows.



Head Counselor:
Contract Fee:  $1000

Works directly with Teen Coordinator and Camp Director to ensure the safety and involvement of all participants.  The Head Counselor supervises one subordinate Counselor and assists the Director and Choreographer in shaping the movement of kids around and about the Ave Theater and other practice venues.

The Schedule follows:

March 31   Thursday      6-8:30p   Pre-production meeting
April 2   Saturday      8:45a-5p   Auditions
April 4-8   M-F         5:15-8p   Rehearsals
April 11-15   M-F         7:45a-4p   Rehearsals
April 17-21   M-Th         5:15-8p   Rehearsals
April 22   F         5-9p      Show
April 23   S         noon-4p   Show
April 23   S         5-9p      Show
April 24   SU         noon-4p   Show

If interested contact Jim Westhusing at Jwesthusing@auburnwa.gov or 253-931-3043 for more information
5  TPS Message Boards (requires ID & Password to post) / Employment / Piano Player/Band Leader Needed on: March 27, 2015, 09:14:38 AM
The Auburn Community Players are looking for an accomplished Pianist to play/lead the band in their production of 9 to 5 the musical.

This is a contracted Paid $$$ Position. Please contact Jim Kleinbeck at the Auburn Ave Theater if interested for more information

The show runs June 5th - 20th


jkleinbeck@auburnwa.gov
253-833-5678
6  TPS Message Boards (requires ID & Password to post) / Employment / Lead Carpenter & Costumer for Seussical on: March 20, 2014, 01:43:10 PM
The Auburn Community Players are looking for people to fill the following positions for our up coming production of Seussical the Musical. Both of these positions come with a contract Stipend and materials budget.

Lead Set Carpenter:

1) Consults with producer and director to establish budget, schedules, and design ideas.

2) Develops concepts in conjunction with director, presents drawings for approval and makes modifications as directed

3) Integrates script, artistic vision, research, budget, available technology and theater space to develop design.

4) Is responsible for set construction and decoration ensuring design, budget, and schedule requirements are met. Procuring all props, furniture and set dressings (assisted by the stage manager)

5) Recruits and leads a team of volunteers to aid in construction tasks.

Costume Designer / Coordinator:

The Costume Designer or Coordinator creates the "look" of the show in accordance to the directors vision.  S/he acquires all the costumes and accessories, either designing costumes to be made, or purchasing, renting, or borrowing ready-made items.  S/he supervises the fitting of the costumes, organizes and runs the dress parade, and may be responsible for performers' wigs, hairstyles, beards and mustaches. 

o   The theatrical costume designer is also the costume supervisor/ seamstress. The theatrical costume designer works with the director, lighting crew and set designers to come up with creative ideas. Together, they must ascertain the atmosphere and the look and feel of the production and the characters. They decide what each character is expected to convey via their costuming. The costume designer sketches costume designs by hand; he may also use computer programs for designing. The theatrical costume designer is also responsible for reading the script.

o   The costume designer may recruit volunteers to assist in buying and/or make the costumes. Additional job responsibilities, including managing costume budget; measuring actors to fit garments, accessories, wigs, shoes and hats; and shopping at fabric, charity, clothing and craft shops. They may also have to draft and cut out patters, study textiles, dye fabric, paint and sew. Further costuming responsibilities may include distressing costumes to appear worn and faded, arranging costume fittings and dressing the actors, making alterations and cleaning and repairing costumes

o   The costume designer is expected to research the setting, time period and geographic location of the theater production in order to accurately and authentically portray the character in the correct costuming. The theatrical costume designer should also have strong knowledge of costume, theater, social history and art.
7  TPS Message Boards (requires ID & Password to post) / Discussion / Wooden Chairs on: May 09, 2013, 05:42:04 PM
The Auburn Community Players are looking for 10 - 12 wooden chairs (courtroom style, with no arms) for our production of 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee that runs May 31 to June 15.

If anyone has them or knows where we can get them please let me know ASAP. We are trying to avoid buying brand new ones.

Thanks Jim Kleinbeck, 253-804-5057
8  TPS Message Boards (requires ID & Password to post) / Employment / Auburn Community players on: April 11, 2013, 01:01:02 PM
Auburn Community players is seeking a music director, choreographer, costumer, set designer/builder, and stage manager for their Fall 2013 production of “Young Frankenstein.” These are paid contract positions and all are welcome to apply.  The production is slated to run for three weekends from October 4th through October 19th, 2013.  Please send resume and cover letter expressing interest and applicable experience to jkleinbeck@auburnwa.gov.  The application deadline is June 1st 2013. Auditions will be Mid July, rehearsals begin in August.
 
If you have any questions, feel free to email them to the same address.  Auburn Community Players is a theater troupe that collaborates with a high quality performers and artists to produce contemporary and classical theater works. It is the mission of Auburn Community Players to educate, entertain and enrich lives.
9  TPS Message Boards (requires ID & Password to post) / Employment / “25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” Musicians Needed! on: February 28, 2013, 09:51:28 AM
The Auburn Community Players are looking for the following musicians for there up coming production of “25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee”

Rehearsal Pianist / Accompanist: must be able to lead a 5 piece band during performances

Cellist

Reed Player

Keyboard Player

Each person will receive a contract stipend

Please Contact Jim Kleinbeck at jkleinbeck@auburnwa.gov if interested. Please send resume and references
10  TPS Message Boards (requires ID & Password to post) / Employment / Costume Designer/seamstress for the Auburn Community Players on: February 28, 2013, 09:46:08 AM
The Auburn Community Players are looking for a Costume Designer/seamstress
for upcoming shows.

This is a Contract position.

1) Consults with producer and director to establish budget, schedules, and design ideas.
2) Develops concepts in conjunction with director, presents and drawings material swatches for approval and makes modifications as directed
3) Integrates the show’s theme, the established artistic vision and research materials while staying within budget guidelines and being resourceful with available costumes contacts to execute design.
4) Is responsible for costume construction and procurement of all costume items ensuring design, budget, and schedule requirements are met.
5) Recruits and leads a team of volunteers to aid in construction/collection tasks.

Please Contact Jim Kleinbeck at jkleinbeck@auburnwa.gov if interested. Please send resume and references
11  TPS Message Boards (requires ID & Password to post) / Employment / Set Designer/master carpenter for the Auburn Community Players on: February 28, 2013, 09:44:14 AM
Auburn Community Players are looking for a Set Designer/master carpenter for upcoming shows.

This is a Contract position.

1) Consults with producer and director to establish budget, schedules, and design ideas.
2) Develops concepts in conjunction with director, presents drawings for approval and makes modifications as directed
3) Integrates script, artistic vision, research, budget, available technology and theater space to develop design.
4) Is responsible for set construction and decoration ensuring design, budget, and schedule requirements are met. Procuring all props, furniture and set dressings (assisted by the stage manager)
5) Recruits and leads a team of volunteers to aid in construction tasks.

Please Contact Jim Kleinbeck at jkleinbeck@auburnwa.gov if interested. Please send resume and references
12  TPS Message Boards (requires ID & Password to post) / Employment / SOUND TECHNICIAN(Position Filled) on: January 09, 2013, 08:42:12 AM
AUBURN AVENUE THEATER
THEATER OPERATIONS SOUND TECHNICIAN
(CONTRACT POSITION)

    
BASIC FUNCTION:
 
Assist with City of Auburn’s Auburn Avenue Theater venue operations and theater equipment use by user groups.  Under the direction of the Cultural Arts Manager and Theater Operations Coordinator, the Theater Technician operates and maintains all theater sound and staging equipment for stage productions and presentations as needed.
 
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
 
Operate theater’s sound equipment for and in conjunction with facility’s performance and business users, as well as for City sponsored events as needed. Coordinate needs of facility users and communicate needs with Theater Coordinator as directed.  Act as facility supervisor when requested.  Help troubleshoot technical problems as they arise.    

This position requires the person in this position to perform a wide variety of skilled tasks in advancing performances and events, and ensuring technical and logistical needs are properly attended to, including: inspecting, testing, and modifying, as required, all equipment prior to performance to ensure compliance with all health and safety codes; consulting with performers, their representatives, and staff on issues related to equipment functions; participating in the rigging and strike of theatrical sound and overall stage setup for a variety of productions and events; assembling or constructing devices to achieve special effects; supervising temporary personnel, students, and/or volunteers as needed; and performing related duties as required.

This position will require working variable hours, evenings, and weekends.

KNOWLEDGE OF:
 
Principles and practices of technical theater operation.  Sound equipment specifications and capabilities.  Sound design and operation to include, but not limited to: microphone set-up, signal mixing, playback, recording, sound board operation and effective systems troubleshooting. Knowledge of theatrical lighting, stage craft, theater curtain, masking, leg and border systems, rigging a plus.

Requires excellent customer service and interpersonal skills.


ABILITY TO:
 
Operate and help maintain theater’s sound and staging systems.  Handle and resolve conflicts and problems in a positive, professional manner.  Work independently with little direction.  Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.  Interact positively and effectively with diverse individuals and a wide variety of stage productions and presentations.  Ability to perform the essential job functions.
 
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:

Requires any combination of training, education, and experience equivalent to graduation from high school or GED, Bachelor’s Degree in theater management, technical theater, or completion of technical training or apprentice program with 1 - 3 years journey-level technical theater operations experience.
Must have knowledge of the principles of sounds transmission and amplification stage machinery; principles and theory of electricity; use and repair of stage equipment; older and modern stage operations conducted in small public assembly facility used for multi-purpose uses. Ability to work from drawings, specifications, and oral requests to achieve desired modifications; apply the principles and theories of electricity; and work long hours accommodating a work schedule to requirements of load-ins, load-outs, performances, and rehearsals.
The duties listed above are intended only as general illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. Specific statements of duties not included does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. Job descriptions are subject to change by the City as the needs of the City and requirements of the job change.
Communication: Communicates with the general public, other City employees, vendors, management, contractors, artists, their agents and representatives, and local user groups in order to keep the technical aspects of venue functioning safely.

Manual/Physical: Inspects, monitors, and evaluates equipment to determine compliance with prescribed operating, safety, and manufacturers guidelines. Performs physical inventories, moves material weighing up to 100 pounds for distances of up to 100 feet, using proper equipment and/or a cart or other aid to assist. Cleans work area. Works with cleaning fluids and agents, using protective equipment, to maintain theatrical equipment. Sets up and removes folding tables, chairs, barricades, traffic cones, or similar equipment to accommodate ancillary events. Works in small, cramped areas. Works at elevated levels at heights up to 100 feet. Installs, alters, maintains, and repairs wiring and appliances related to sound systems and powered stage systems.

If interested please contact Jim Kleinbeck @ 253-833-5678 or send resume to jkleinbeck@auburnwa.gov

13  TPS Message Boards (requires ID & Password to post) / Employment / LIGHTING TECHNICIAN -(position filled) on: January 09, 2013, 08:40:38 AM
AUBURN AVENUE THEATER
THEATER OPERATIONS LIGHTING TECHNICIAN
(CONTRACT POSITION)

 
BASIC FUNCTION:
 
Assist with City of Auburn’s Auburn Avenue Theater venue operations and theater equipment use by user groups.  Under the direction of the Cultural Arts Manager and Theater Operations Coordinator, the Theater Technician operates and maintains all theater lighting and related staging equipment for stage productions and presentations as needed.
 
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
 
Operate theater’s lighting equipment for and in conjunction with facility’s performance and business users, as well as for City sponsored events as needed. Coordinate needs of facility users and communicate needs with Theater Coordinator as directed.  Act as facility supervisor when requested.  Help troubleshoot technical problems as they arise.    

This position requires the person in this position to perform a wide variety of skilled tasks in advancing performances and events, and ensuring technical and logistical needs are properly attended to, including: inspecting, testing, and modifying, as required, all equipment prior to performance to ensure compliance with all health and safety codes; consulting with performers, their representatives, and staff on issues related to equipment functions; participating in the rigging and strike of theatrical lighting and overall stage setup for a variety of productions and events; assembling or constructing devices to achieve special effects; supervising temporary personnel, Client staff, students, and/or volunteers as needed; and performing related duties as required.

This position will require working variable hours, evenings, and weekends.

KNOWLEDGE OF:
 
Principles and practices of technical theater operation.  Lighting equipment specifications and capabilities.  Lighting equipment operation to include, but not limited to:  lighting board operation and hanging/focusing of lighting instruments. Stage craft and theater curtain, masking, leg and border system a plus.

Requires excellent customer service and interpersonal skills.
 

ABILITY TO:
 
Operate and help maintain theater’s lighting and staging systems.  Handle and resolve conflicts and problems in a positive, professional manner.  Work independently with little direction.  Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.  Interact positively and effectively with diverse individuals and a wide variety of stage productions and presentations.  Ability to perform the essential job functions.
 
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:

Requires any combination of training, education, and experience equivalent to graduation from high school or GED, Bachelor’s Degree in theater management, technical theater, or completion of technical training or apprentice program with 1 - 3 years journey-level technical theater operations experience.
Must have knowledge of the principles of stage lighting, and stage machinery; principles and theory of electricity; use and repair of stage equipment; older and modern stage operations conducted in small public assembly facility used for multi-purpose uses. Ability to work from drawings, specifications, and oral requests to achieve desired modifications; apply the principles and theories of electricity; and work long hours accommodating a work schedule to requirements of load-ins, load-outs, performances, and rehearsals.
The duties listed above are intended only as general illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. Specific statements of duties not included does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. Job descriptions are subject to change by the City as the needs of the City and requirements of the job change.
Communication: Communicates with the general public, other City employees, vendors, management, contractors, artists, their agents and representatives, and local user groups in order to keep the technical aspects of venue functioning safely.

Manual/Physical: Inspects, monitors, and evaluates equipment to determine compliance with prescribed operating, safety, and manufacturers guidelines. Performs physical inventories, moves material weighing up to 100 pounds for distances of up to 100 feet, using proper equipment and/or a cart or other aid to assist. Cleans work area. Works with cleaning fluids and agents, using protective equipment, to maintain theatrical equipment. Sets up and removes folding tables, chairs, barricades, traffic cones, or similar equipment to accommodate ancillary events. Works in small, cramped areas. Works at elevated levels at heights up to 100 feet. Installs, alters, maintains, and repairs wiring and appliances related to lighting systems or powered stage equipment.

If interested please contact Jim Kleinbeck @ 253-833-5678 or send resume to jkleinbeck@auburnwa.gov
14  TPS Message Boards (requires ID & Password to post) / Employment / Youth Theater Director on: January 08, 2013, 03:08:56 PM
The City of Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation Department is seeking to create a roster of interested youth theater camp directors for its Auburn Ave Kids Youth Theater Program. Each year, the department produces a spring and summer youth theater performance at the Auburn Avenue Theater, a 250-seat theater in the heart of Auburn’s downtown. Up to 50 children ages 7 through grade 9 participate in the youth theater program to learn about acting, voice, choreography, set design, costuming and more.

In 2013, the spring theater program runs from April 8- April 21 and the summer program runs from June 24 through July 14. The 2013 Shows are as follows:

Spring Show, Disney’s Mulan, Jr.

April 8-12, 9 am-4pm; April 15-18, 5:30-8pm
April 19, 5:30-9pm, performance at 7:00 pm
April 20, 12:30-9pm, performance at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm
April 21, 12:30-4pm, performance at 2:00 pm
 
Summer Show, Disney’s Little Mermaid, Jr.

June 24-July 11, 9am-4pm
July 12, 9am-9pm, performance at 7:00 pm
July 13, 12:30-9pm, performance at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm
July 14, 12:30-4pm, performance at 2:00 pm
 
The Youth Theater Program director will coordinate all aspect of the theater programs, including auditions, direction, musical direction, choreography, costuming, sets, and props. Candidates must be reliable and professional. Successful applicants are patient, even-tempered and have experience working with young people (and their parents) in developing their craft. Choreography experience a major plus. Must have professional directing experience. This is a contract position with a competitive contract fee based on regional rates and standards.

Applicants interested in being considered for placement on the roster must submit a resume detailing their experience, work history, past productions and references. Deadline for submission is 5.00 pm on Friday, January 18, 2013.

Submit information to Ave Kids Youth Theater Director, c/o, Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation, 910 Ninth St. SE, Auburn, WA 98002 or via email at calltoartists@auburnwa.gov.

For additional information contact:

Jim Westhusing, Ave Kids Coordinator

jwesthusing@auburnwa.gov

253-804-5052

15  TPS Message Boards (requires ID & Password to post) / Employment / Auburn Community Players Looking for Costumer / Seamstress ASAP on: September 13, 2012, 11:59:47 AM
The Auburn Community Players Looking for Costumer / Seamstress for our production of Willy Wonka. $200 stipend.

We need aprox. 15 oompa loompa (may be 1 or 2 more) costumes and 3 - 4 squirrel out fits made. We will purchase materials and can provide space for you to make them.

please contact Jim Kleinbeck at 253-804-5057 or jkleinbeck@auburnwa.gov

Show opens October 19th.
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