JOB OPPORTUNITIES

 Hickory Community Theatre encourages people of all races, ethnicities, identities, body types, physical and cognitive abilities to interview for job postings. Theatre is for everyone, and HCT believes in representation and equity for all. 

Technical Director

 WHAT 

Seeking a year-round full-time technical director. The technical director oversees three performance spaces, the 320 seat Jeffers Theatre proscenium stage, the cabaret style Firemen’s Kitchen, and the Council Chamber black box educational stage, all located in the historic 100-year-old former Hickory City Hall.

An ideal candidate is a motivated and creative individual who can work both independently as well as a collaborator as projects dictate with at least 3 years of experience in design and production. Reporting directly to the artistic director, the technical director takes the lead in scenic design and construction and oversees other designers and technicians in the creation and implementation of all other aspects of production. The technical director oversees the smooth day-to-day operation of production as well as managing budget and schedule. Candidates with undergraduate degrees, graduate degrees and/or equivalent work experience will all be considered.

 RESPONSIBILITIES: 

• Manage performance spaces, theatre/production equipment.

• Oversee and working respectfully with volunteers and contractors working on productions.

• Oversee all aspects of planning, scheduling, builds, load-ins, along with tech rehearsals, and strikes.

• Produce needed technical and construction drawings, schematics (and or models) using chosen software.

• Work with the artistic director on season/maintenance budgets, then maintain budget and track expenses.

• Maintain accurate inventory.

• Maintain a safe, workspace in all production departments.

 QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE: 

• Bachelor's Degree in this discipline OR equivalent work experience

• Technical Theatre: 3 years (Preferred)

• Ability to use computer-aided drafting software.

• Basic or better familiarity with ETC lighting controls.

• Basic or better familiarity with QLab sound and video controls.

• Proficiency with carpentry and engineering for theatrical production.

• Familiar with and able to implement and execute common theatrical practices and procedures.

• Successful experience leading, educating and supervising volunteer work crews

• Ability to repeatedly lift, push, or maneuver 50-70 lbs.

• Ability to repeatedly climb and work on ladders

• Valid Driver’s License

 

 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: 

Job Type: Full-time

Starting Pay: $18.00 hour

Reports to: Artistic Director

Work Location: One location

Benefits (fully paid by HCT):

• Dental insurance

• Health insurance

• Disability insurance

• Paid vacations, holidays, and sick leave.

 

 SCHEDULE: 

• Monday to Friday

• Weekend availability

• Present for all tech-week rehearsals, and occasional show maintenance.

 

 COVID CONSIDERATIONS: 

Hickory Community Theatre is a fully vaccinated workplace and requires proof of full vaccination. When conditions warrant, the candidate hired for this position must be comfortable implementing any protective protocols deemed necessary by HCT management.

 

 APPLICATION PROCESS: 

Please submit:

• Cover Letter

• Detailed resume, including all experience relevant to the qualifications described in this announcement.

 Please contact Eric Seale to submit or for questions 

House Manager

 WHAT 

Seeking a part time house manager working 18 weeks a year, August through June. There may be breaks of 1-3 weeks between work weeks. The average shift will be four hours. This job is comprised of 2 elements –running the box office on Thursdays and Fridays from 1-5pm during the run of Mainstage productions, acting as Front of House Manager for all performances of Mainstage productions, hours from 6:30pm (or 1:30pm for Sunday matinees) until everyone has exited the building (patrons and cast / crew)

RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Learn and become proficient in the use of ticketing software

  • Take patron ticket orders – phone, walk-ups, email

  • Return calls left on the box office voicemail

  • Print will call tickets on the day of the performance

  • Pull complimentary tickets as necessary

  • Prepare volunteer nametags and arrange by volunteer date

  • Fill concession coolers, rotating stock

  • Fill snack displays

  • Supervise FOH volunteers during the performances, cash out concessions and box office money, create floats and refill concessions for the next performance.

  • At the end of a performance, when all patrons, cast & crew are gone ensure that all lights are turned off, air conditioning in lobby and council chambers (if applicable) is turned off, chain is on alley door and all main floor doors are locked.

  • Create list of concession items needing to be purchased or replenished

  • Help to keep lobby in “patron ready” condition

  • Keep a current list of all volunteers (FOH, actors, crew, set construction) by production so as to have an accurate tally for the next season’s house program

  • Data entry as necessary to maintain patron box office records

  • Follow all safety rules and recommendations

  • Adhere to any and all policies and procedures established by the Artistic and Managing Directors, and the Board of Directors

As Time Permits:

  • Prepare programs: make sure inserts are available and cut; sort through recycled programs, making sure reusable ones are complete

  • Assist Administrative Director with fulfilling season ticket orders and updating mailing lists

  • Assist Administrative Director with Vacation Extravaganza preparations

  • Help with bulk mailings

Help with special projects and other office tasks as needed

 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: 

Job Type: Part-time

Starting Pay: $13.00 hour

Reports to: Admin Director

 COVID CONSIDERATIONS: 

Hickory Community Theatre is a fully vaccinated workplace and requires proof of full vaccination. When conditions warrant, the candidate hired for this position must be comfortable implementing any protective protocols deemed necessary by HCT management.

 APPLICATION PROCESS: 

Please submit:

This application

 Please contact Christine Stinson to submit or for questions