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Career Opportunities

Alabama Shakespeare Festival is a year-round professional LORT theatre housed in a $21.5 million theatre complex located in Montgomery, Alabama, that annually produces a vibrant season of Shakespeare as well as the classics, musicals, and new works.

ASF is an Equal Opportunity Employer-M/F/D/V

FACILITIES MANAGER

JOB TITLE:                     FACILITIES MANAGER
DEPARTMENT:             ADMINISTRATION
REPORTS TO:                EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

GENERAL STATEMENT OF JOB FUNCTION:

The Alabama Shakespeare Festival (ASF), The State Theatre, is accepting applications for an experienced professional to assume the key full-time position of Facilities Manager in Montgomery, AL.

Primary responsibilities include coordinating or performing maintenance, repairs and upgrades to the Alabama Shakespeare Festival building and grounds in Blount Cultural Park. Responsible for monitoring and adjusting of building mechanical systems for proper operation; performing periodic maintenance and minor repair; performing year-round maintenance and coordinating efforts of employees and contractors.

  • HVAC experience;
  • knowledge of general maintenance (i.e., electrical, plumbing, appliances repair, etc.);
  • excellent customer service relationships with all patrons/fellow team members;
  • make-ready maintenance completed to company standards;
  • to assist with preventative maintenance program; maintain property equipment;
  • adherence to company’s safety programs, policies, and procedures;
  • ability to perform all other duties as directed by management and assist in any way possible;
  • ability to work with minimal supervision;
  • excellent work history;
  • commitment to team-oriented outcomes; and,
  • excellent communication and leadership skills.

Salary range: $45,000 to $55,000

This is a full-time position in Montgomery, AL. Benefits include health, dental, paid vacation, and participation in 403(b) retirement plan. To apply, please submit your resume, cover letter, and references to our Executive Director (tschmidt@asf.net). 

ABOUT THE COMPANY

Alabama Shakespeare Festival, the State’s theater, builds community by engaging, entertaining, and inspiring people with transformative theatrical performances and compelling educational and community programs. From its founding in a high school auditorium in Anniston in 1972 to its designation as the State Theatre of Alabama in 1977 to the stunning $21.5 million performing arts complex in Montgomery (built in 1985), ASF has been a leader in the performing arts throughout the state, region, and country. As a beloved Alabama arts institution, ASF broadens the cultural identity of the South by producing classics, Shakespeare, contemporary plays, musicals, theatre for young audiences, and exciting new works. Since its inception, ASF has provided education programs to more than one million students; annually, SchoolFest, a student-matinee program, presents high-quality theatrical experiences to nearly 35,000 students. ASF’s values include heritage, excellence, community, accessibility, life-long learning, stewardship, and Equity Diversity, and Inclusion. More information can be found about our values by going to asf.net/about

EQUITY, DIVERSITY, AND INCLUSION COMMITMENT

ASF’s dedication to promoting diversity, multiculturalism, and inclusion is clearly reflected in the stories we tell and people we hire.  Diversity is more than a commitment at ASF — it is the foundation of what we do. We are fully focused on equality and believe deeply in diversity of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin, disability, age, and veteran status.

ALABAMA SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL’S ANTI-RACISM STATEMENT

ASF commits to anti-racism in its systems, practices, and theatre-making. As a storytelling institution charged with building community, we believe our civic, not-for-profit mission cannot be achieved with racist policies, ideals, or thinking in place. We commit to a conscious decision to make frequent, consistent, equitable choices daily. These choices require ongoing self-awareness and self-reflection as we move through life. We commit to combating discriminatory treatments, unfair policies, or biased practices based on race that result in inequitable outcomes for whites over Black, Indigenous, and People of Color and extend considerably beyond prejudice. More information can be found about our anti-racism work and commitments by going to asf.net/anti-racism.

ASSOCIATE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

JOB TITLE:                     ASSOCIATE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
DEPARTMENT:             ARTISTIC
REPORTS TO:                DEPUTY ARTISTIC DIRECTOR (DAD)

GENERAL STATEMENT OF JOB FUNCTION:

The Associate Artistic Director’s (AAD) primary responsibility is to line produce the season’s programming spanning performance, education, and engagement. The AAD will report to the Deputy Artistic Director and work with the Artistic Director to ensure the artistic quality of ASF’s programming. The AAD will direct/design one play a season at ASF. The AAD will manage all casting efforts for the theatre in collaboration with the theatre’s casting office in New York as well as with the resident company of actors, undergraduates, and artists in the wider region. The AAD will manage the reading team and will work with the artistic team to read and/or identify potential titles to produce in ASF seasons. The AAD will produce the Southern Writers Festival as well as other special artistic programming as assigned, such as, but not limited to, workshops and readings of local, regional and national artists. The AAD collaborates with the Development and Marketing Departments as requested by contributing artistic content for both long term strategy and day-to-day actions surrounding grants and other fundraising efforts, as well as marketing initiatives as they connect to the public portrayal of ASF and to the alignment of the AD’s vision. The AAD may teach and/or lead engagement sessions as requested.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

Producing and Season Planning

  • Line produce ASF’s season of approximately a dozen productions and supporting educational and engagement programs
  • Produce ASF’s annual Southern Writers Festival
  • Read and/or identify potential titles to produce in ASF seasons.
  • Manage and serve on the theater’s reading team
  • Plan and select future mainstage seasons with the Artistic Director
  • Reading and keeping abreast of current plays and artists
  • Support new works and commissions as directed by AD
  • Participate in developing creative teams and casts for all productions
  • Stay abreast of local and regional talent that would serve ASF’s production goals

Casting

  • Coordinate all casting efforts for the theatre in collaboration with the theatre’s casting office in New York as well as with the resident company of actors, undergraduates, and artists in the wider region.
  • Scout for local talent at universities and community theaters.

Artistry

  • Direct/Design one production each season at ASF
  • Teach classes/workshops and/or lead engagement programming as needed and based on interest and experience.

General Administration:

  • Collaborate with the Development and Marketing Departments by contributing artistic content for both long term strategy and day-to-day actions surrounding grants and other fundraising efforts, as well as marketing initiatives as they connect to the public portrayal of ASF and to the alignment of the AD’s vision.
  • Represent ASF at public events, fundraising/marketing functions, board meetings, additional community events, etc.

Other Duties

  • Attend production meetings, designer runs, and technical rehearsals as assigned and/or needed
  • Develop strategic long-term program goals and budgets with Artistic Director
  • Other duties as assigned by the Artistic Director

Start Date: November 1, 2021. 

Salary range: $45,000-$50,000. This is a full-time position in residence in Montgomery, AL. Benefits include health, dental, paid vacation, and participation in 403(b) retirement plan.

To apply, please submit your resume, cover letter, and references to Deputy Artistic Director Greta Lambert (glambert@asf.net). 

 

ABOUT THE COMPANY

Alabama Shakespeare Festival, the State’s theater, builds community by engaging, entertaining, and inspiring people with transformative theatrical performances and compelling educational and community programs. From its founding in a high school auditorium in Anniston in 1972 to its designation as the State Theatre of Alabama in 1977 to the stunning $21.5 million performing arts complex in Montgomery (built in 1985), ASF has been a leader in the performing arts throughout the state, region, and country. As a beloved Alabama arts institution, ASF broadens the cultural identity of the South by producing classics, Shakespeare, contemporary plays, musicals, theatre for young audiences, and exciting new works. Since its inception, ASF has provided education programs to more than one million students; annually, SchoolFest, a student-matinee program, presents high-quality theatrical experiences to nearly 35,000 students. ASF’s values include heritage, excellence, community, accessibility, life-long learning, stewardship, and Equity Diversity, and Inclusion. More information can be found about our values by going to asf.net/about

EQUITY, DIVERSITY, AND INCLUSION COMMITMENT

ASF’s dedication to promoting diversity, multiculturalism, and inclusion is clearly reflected in the stories we tell and people we hire.  Diversity is more than a commitment at ASF — it is the foundation of what we do. We are fully focused on equality and believe deeply in diversity of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin, disability, age, and veteran status. 

ALABAMA SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL’S ANTI-RACISM STATEMENT

ASF commits to anti-racism in its systems, practices, and theatre-making. As a storytelling institution charged with building community, we believe our civic, not-for-profit mission cannot be achieved with racist policies, ideals, or thinking in place. We commit to a conscious decision to make frequent, consistent, equitable choices daily. These choices require ongoing self-awareness and self-reflection as we move through life. We commit to combating discriminatory treatments, unfair policies, or biased practices based on race that result in inequitable outcomes for whites over Black, Indigenous, and People of Color and extend considerably beyond prejudice. More information can be found about our anti-racism work and commitments by going to asf.net/anti-racism.

DIGITAL MARKETING MANAGER

JOB TITLE: DIGITAL MARKETING MANAGER

DEPARTMENT: MARKETING

REPORTS TO: DIRECTOR OF MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS

FULL-TIME/SALARIED: $37,500/YEAR

General Description

Working with Director of Marketing & Communications, the Digital Marketing Manager contributes to strategy and goal development, and drafts tactical plans for approval; implements approved department strategies and tactics to grow audience prospects and followers, help convert them into active customers and advocates of ASF, and engage and retain them through digital, broadcast, and print media marketing and communications efforts; manages content creation activities for the department; manages deadlines for media collateral and advertisement placements for digital, broadcast, and print; supervises marketing and communications and design workflows and activities for departmental managers and interns.

Through daily/weekly/monthly collection and tabulation of large sets of internal and external sales and engagement data, the Digital Marketing Manager facilitates understanding our market, which in turn helps guide our day-to-day marketing activities and informs strategies. These data sets provide for analysis of our patrons, donors, consumer behaviors, marketing activities, sales performance/appeal of individual productions and packages, advertisement effectiveness, and more.

Qualifications & Experience 

The ideal candidate holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing or related field with 3-5 years of experience in digital marketing. Experience and performance will be considered in lieu of education. Arts or event marketing experience is a plus.

Must-have skills and capabilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Understanding and experience with general marketing concepts
  • Experience with dynamic CRM environments
  • Strong project management skills
  • Excellent copywriting, copyediting and proofreading skills
  • Basic image & video editing skills
  • Basic HTML and CSS knowledge
  • Basic website development skills (WordPress experience preferred)

To apply for this position, please submit a resume, cover letter, and 3 references to Layne Holley (LHolley@asf.net).

ABOUT THE COMPANY

Alabama Shakespeare Festival, the State’s theater, builds community by engaging, entertaining, and inspiring people with transformative theatrical performances and compelling educational and community programs. From its founding in a high school auditorium in Anniston in 1972 to its designation as the State Theatre of Alabama in 1977 to the stunning $21.5 million performing arts complex in Montgomery (built in 1985), ASF has been a leader in the performing arts throughout the state, region, and country. As a beloved Alabama arts institution, ASF broadens the cultural identity of the South by producing classics, Shakespeare, contemporary plays, musicals, theatre for young audiences, and exciting new works. Since its inception, ASF has provided education programs to more than one million students; annually, SchoolFest, a student-matinee program, presents high-quality theatrical experiences to nearly 35,000 students. ASF’s values include heritage, excellence, community, accessibility, life-long learning, stewardship, and Equity Diversity, and Inclusion. More information can be found about our values by going to asf.net/about.

EQUITY, DIVERSITY, AND INCLUSION COMMITMENT

ASF’s dedication to promoting diversity, multiculturalism, and inclusion is clearly reflected in the stories we tell and people we hire. Diversity is more than a commitment at ASF — it is the foundation of what we do. We are fully focused on equality and believe deeply in diversity of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin, disability, age, and veteran status.

ALABAMA SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL’S ANTI-RACISM STATEMENT

ASF commits to anti-racism in its systems, practices, and theatre-making. As a storytelling institution charged with building community, we believe our civic, not-for-profit mission cannot be achieved with racist policies, ideals, or thinking in place. We commit to a conscious decision to make frequent, consistent, equitable choices daily. These choices require ongoing self-awareness and self-reflection as we move through life. We commit to combating discriminatory treatments, unfair policies, or biased practices based on race that result in inequitable outcomes for whites over Black, Indigenous, and People of Color and extend considerably beyond prejudice. More information can be found about our anti-racism work and commitments by going to asf.net/anti-racism.

HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER

JOB TITLE: Human Resources Manager

DEPARTMENT: Administration

REPORTS TO: Director of Finance

ABOUT THE POSITION

We are seeking a seasoned professional to be responsible for maintaining and enhancing the organization’s human resources through planning, implementing, and evaluating employee relations and human resources policies, programs, and practices. This position will also manage payroll processes, contracts, and perform accounting-related tasks.

Primary Responsibilities

Human resources duties include applicant screening, assisting in interview processes, employee onboarding, maintaining employee files, handling employee questions and concerns, and overseeing benefit plans/claims and related activities.

Payroll duties include processing and disbursement of weekly payrolls, maintenance of payroll records and employee benefit records, and coordinating benefit payments. This position will also be responsible for drafting employment contracts and ensuring compliance of terms.

Suggested Qualifications

The ideal candidate has 3-5 years of experience in human resources and payroll processing. Candidates must be proficient in Microsoft Office and ADP Workforce. Experience working with union and non-union employees is desired.

Salary range: $40,000-$45,000.

This is a full-time position in Montgomery, AL. Benefits include health, dental, paid vacation, and participation in 403(b) retirement plan. To apply, please submit your resume, cover letter, and references to our Director of Finance (lodonahue@asf.net).

ABOUT THE COMPANY

Alabama Shakespeare Festival, the State’s theater, builds community by engaging, entertaining, and inspiring people with transformative theatrical performances and compelling educational and community programs. From its founding in a high school auditorium in Anniston in 1972 to its designation as the State Theatre of Alabama in 1977 to the stunning $21.5 million performing arts complex in Montgomery (built in 1985), ASF has been a leader in the performing arts throughout the state, region, and country. As a beloved Alabama arts institution, ASF broadens the cultural identity of the South by producing classics, Shakespeare, contemporary plays, musicals, theatre for young audiences, and exciting new works. Since its inception, ASF has provided education programs to more than one million students; annually, SchoolFest, a student-matinee program, presents high-quality theatrical experiences to nearly 35,000 students. ASF’s values include heritage, excellence, community, accessibility, life-long learning, stewardship, and Equity Diversity, and Inclusion. More information can be found about our values by going to asf.net/about 

EQUITY, DIVERSITY, AND INCLUSION COMMITMENT

ASF’s dedication to promoting diversity, multiculturalism, and inclusion is clearly reflected in the stories we tell and people we hire.  Diversity is more than a commitment at ASF — it is the foundation of what we do. We are fully focused on equality and believe deeply in diversity of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin, disability, age, and veteran status. 

ALABAMA SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL’S ANTI-RACISM STATEMENT

ASF commits to anti-racism in its systems, practices, and theatre-making. As a storytelling institution charged with building community, we believe our civic, not-for-profit mission cannot be achieved with racist policies, ideals, or thinking in place. We commit to a conscious decision to make frequent, consistent, equitable choices daily. These choices require ongoing self-awareness and self-reflection as we move through life. We commit to combating discriminatory treatments, unfair policies, or biased practices based on race that result in inequitable outcomes for whites over Black, Indigenous, and People of Color and extend considerably beyond prejudice. More information can be found about our anti-racism work and commitments by going to asf.net/anti-racism.

STITCHER

JOB TITLE: Stitcher

DEPARTMENT: PRODUCTION

REPORTS TO: Director of Costume Production

ABOUT THE POSITION

Primary Responsibilities

  • Sews, either by machine or by hand costumes assigned by team leader (First Hand or Draper)
  • Manages time effectively on all sewing projects
  • Maintains personal work area, as necessary to keep work flow moving effectively
  • Communicates with other team members concerning problems and possible solutions
  • Performs other duties as assigned by team leader and Director of Costume Production

Suggested Qualifications

  • Demonstrated experience in a variety of hand sewing techniques
  • Demonstrated experience in a variety of machine sewing techniques
  • Ability to operate with skill a variety of sewing machines including but not limited to: single needle industrial; industrial zig-zag; overlock or serger; domestic straight and zig-zag machines.

Pay Range – $15-16.25 an hour, overtime eligible

Seasonal Contract, Benefits Eligible

To apply, please submit your resume, cover letter, and references here. If you have any questions, please reach out to Director of Production, Ahkim Church (achurch@asf.net).

ABOUT THE COMPANY

Alabama Shakespeare Festival, the State’s theater, builds community by engaging, entertaining, and inspiring people with transformative theatrical performances and compelling educational and community programs. From its founding in a high school auditorium in Anniston in 1972 to its designation as the State Theatre of Alabama in 1977 to the stunning $21.5 million performing arts complex in Montgomery (built in 1985), ASF has been a leader in the performing arts throughout the state, region, and country. As a beloved Alabama arts institution, ASF broadens the cultural identity of the South by producing classics, Shakespeare, contemporary plays, musicals, theatre for young audiences, and exciting new works. Since its inception, ASF has provided education programs to more than one million students; annually, SchoolFest, a student-matinee program, presents high-quality theatrical experiences to nearly 35,000 students. ASF’s values include heritage, excellence, community, accessibility, life-long learning, stewardship, and Equity Diversity, and Inclusion. More information can be found about our values by going to asf.net/about 

EQUITY, DIVERSITY, AND INCLUSION COMMITMENT

ASF’s dedication to promoting diversity, multiculturalism, and inclusion is clearly reflected in the stories we tell and people we hire.  Diversity is more than a commitment at ASF — it is the foundation of what we do. We are fully focused on equality and believe deeply in diversity of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin, disability, age, and veteran status.

ALABAMA SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL’S ANTI-RACISM STATEMENT

ASF commits to anti-racism in its systems, practices, and theatre-making. As a storytelling institution charged with building community, we believe our civic, not-for-profit mission cannot be achieved with racist policies, ideals, or thinking in place. We commit to a conscious decision to make frequent, consistent, equitable choices daily. These choices require ongoing self-awareness and self-reflection as we move through life. We commit to combating discriminatory treatments, unfair policies, or biased practices based on race that result in inequitable outcomes for whites over Black, Indigenous, and People of Color and extend considerably beyond prejudice. More information can be found about our anti-racism work and commitments by going to asf.net/anti-racism

DRAPER

JOB TITLE: Draper

DEPARTMENT: PRODUCTION

REPORTS TO: Director of Costume Production

ABOUT THE POSITION

Primary Responsibilities

  • Uses the Costume Designer’s sketch to create Costume(s)
  • Creates patterns by draping or flat patterning for actors
  • Fit’s costumes to the actor(s)
  • Cuts or supervises the cutting of all fabric the costumes
  • Assists determining yardage required of all fabrics and trims needed for costume(s)
  • Corrects patterns and alters costumes as necessary
  • Supervises crew by preparing and delegating work to First Hands and Stitchers.
  • Manages time, including that of crew members in effective manner
  • Researches the period, style and techniques necessary to complete costumes within

Costume Designer’s guidelines.

  • Maintains the integrity of the Costume Design through interpretation of the sketch.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by Director of Costume Production.

Suggested Qualifications

  • Demonstrated proficiency in Draping and Flat Patterning
  • Knowledge of and experience in a variety of Costume Construction techniques
  • Knowledge and experience of men’s and women’s tailoring
  • Understanding of period silhouettes and how to adapt it to theatrical costumes
  • Good working knowledge of Costume History
  • Good working knowledge of fabrics and their uses
  • Basic Cres management skills including but not limited to: time management, work flow, and interpersonal communications.

Pay Range – $20-22.50 an hour, overtime eligible

Seasonal Contract, Benefits Eligible

To apply, please submit your resume, cover letter, and references here. If you have any questions, please reach out to Director of Production, Ahkim Church (achurch@asf.net).

ABOUT THE COMPANY

Alabama Shakespeare Festival, the State’s theater, builds community by engaging, entertaining, and inspiring people with transformative theatrical performances and compelling educational and community programs. From its founding in a high school auditorium in Anniston in 1972 to its designation as the State Theatre of Alabama in 1977 to the stunning $21.5 million performing arts complex in Montgomery (built in 1985), ASF has been a leader in the performing arts throughout the state, region, and country. As a beloved Alabama arts institution, ASF broadens the cultural identity of the South by producing classics, Shakespeare, contemporary plays, musicals, theatre for young audiences, and exciting new works. Since its inception, ASF has provided education programs to more than one million students; annually, SchoolFest, a student-matinee program, presents high-quality theatrical experiences to nearly 35,000 students. ASF’s values include heritage, excellence, community, accessibility, life-long learning, stewardship, and Equity Diversity, and Inclusion. More information can be found about our values by going to asf.net/about 

EQUITY, DIVERSITY, AND INCLUSION COMMITMENT

ASF’s dedication to promoting diversity, multiculturalism, and inclusion is clearly reflected in the stories we tell and people we hire.  Diversity is more than a commitment at ASF — it is the foundation of what we do. We are fully focused on equality and believe deeply in diversity of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin, disability, age, and veteran status.

ALABAMA SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL’S ANTI-RACISM STATEMENT

ASF commits to anti-racism in its systems, practices, and theatre-making. As a storytelling institution charged with building community, we believe our civic, not-for-profit mission cannot be achieved with racist policies, ideals, or thinking in place. We commit to a conscious decision to make frequent, consistent, equitable choices daily. These choices require ongoing self-awareness and self-reflection as we move through life. We commit to combating discriminatory treatments, unfair policies, or biased practices based on race that result in inequitable outcomes for whites over Black, Indigenous, and People of Color and extend considerably beyond prejudice. More information can be found about our anti-racism work and commitments by going to asf.net/anti-racism

PRODUCTION ASSISTANT

JOB TITLE: Production Assistant

DEPARTMENT: PRODUCTION

REPORTS TO: Associate Producer: Management

ABOUT THE POSITION

The production assistant is a crucial role on the stage management team and is responsible for assisting the stage manager throughout the prep week, rehearsal, and performance process.

Primary Responsibilities Include:

  • Assist the Stage Manager with prep week
  • Assist in the set-up of the rehearsal room and performance space
  • Track props, costumes, and entrances/exits
  • Communicate with props and costumes about changes in rehearsal as appropriate
  • Run the deck for tech and performances
  • Other duties as assigned by Stage Manager or Associate Producer: Management

Suggested Qualifications:

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Previous Stage Management Experience 

Show: A Christmas Carol – Written by Charles Dickens, Adapted by Greta Lambert (one-woman show)

Contract Dates: November 1st – December 24th

Pay Range – $455-600 Weekly, Housing and Travel Provided, EMC weeks available

To apply, please follow this link (https://forms.gle/ZRPFQsgZyTbMbJoe7). Please contact ksiegel@asf.net with any questions.

ABOUT THE COMPANY

Alabama Shakespeare Festival, the State’s theater, builds community by engaging, entertaining, and inspiring people with transformative theatrical performances and compelling educational and community programs. From its founding in a high school auditorium in Anniston in 1972 to its designation as the State Theatre of Alabama in 1977 to the stunning $21.5 million performing arts complex in Montgomery (built in 1985), ASF has been a leader in the performing arts throughout the state, region, and country. As a beloved Alabama arts institution, ASF broadens the cultural identity of the South by producing classics, Shakespeare, contemporary plays, musicals, theatre for young audiences, and exciting new works. Since its inception, ASF has provided education programs to more than one million students; annually, SchoolFest, a student-matinee program, presents high-quality theatrical experiences to nearly 35,000 students. ASF’s values include heritage, excellence, community, accessibility, life-long learning, stewardship, and Equity Diversity, and Inclusion. More information can be found about our values by going to asf.net/about

EQUITY, DIVERSITY, AND INCLUSION COMMITMENT

ASF’s dedication to promoting diversity, multiculturalism, and inclusion is clearly reflected in the stories we tell and people we hire.  Diversity is more than a commitment at ASF — it is the foundation of what we do. We are fully focused on equality and believe deeply in diversity of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin, disability, age, and veteran status. 

ALABAMA SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL’S ANTI-RACISM STATEMENT

ASF commits to anti-racism in its systems, practices, and theatre-making. As a storytelling institution charged with building community, we believe our civic, not-for-profit mission cannot be achieved with racist policies, ideals, or thinking in place. We commit to a conscious decision to make frequent, consistent, equitable choices daily. These choices require ongoing self-awareness and self-reflection as we move through life. We commit to combating discriminatory treatments, unfair policies, or biased practices based on race that result in inequitable outcomes for whites over Black, Indigenous, and People of Color and extend considerably beyond prejudice. More information can be found about our anti-racism work and commitments by going to asf.net/anti-racism.

ASSISTANT MASTER ELECTRICIAN

JOB TITLE: ASSISTANT MASTER ELECTRICIAN 

DEPARTMENT: PRODUCTION 

REPORTS TO: MASTER ELECTRICIAN 

ABOUT THE POSITION 

The Assistant Master Electrician is directly supervised by the Master Electrician, and it is his/her overall responsibility to assist the Master Electrician in planning for and executing the needs of each production and its respective designer. 

Primary Responsibilities: 

 Supervise the electrics portion of his/her assigned theatre. This includes breaking down the plot, tracking and arranging for the wiring of all set mounts and practicals that are required for a particular production. 

 Maintaining contact with the designers (in tandem with the Master Electrician) to be sure that all issues and requirements of the shows are met. 

 Loading in of each light plot including color, templates as well as troubleshooting so that everything is correct and functional before focus. 

 Light Board Programming and Running the shows in their respective theater as required or assigned. 

 Generating any paperwork required to keep the show operating smoothly such as preshow and postshow checklists. 

 Maintaining the light plot and the integrity of the lighting design as conceived and left by the lighting designer. 

 Updating and archiving of all information regarding the show including, but not limited to: Lightwright, Light Plot, Lineset Schedule, and taking archival photographs of each lighting channel as well as of any set mounts or effects implemented. 

 Attending all production meetings related to the shows in their assigned theatre space (when possible) as well as all meetings formal or otherwise after each tech and preview. 

 Leading and supervising any crews assigned to them to complete their tasks. 

 Assisting in repair and maintenance of all equipment used by the Electrics Department as needed. 

 Any other duties assigned. 

Suggested Qualifications: 

An Assistant Master Electrician must have extensive experience hanging, circuiting, focusing, troubleshooting and maintaining stage lighting equipment. Knowledge of basic electrical wiring, circuiting and soldering is required as well as prior experience operating computerized lighting control systems. 

Pay Range – $14-16 an hour (overtime eligible) 

Seasonal Contract, Benefits Eligible

To apply, please submit your resume, cover letter, and references here. If you have any questions, please reach out to Director of Production, Ahkim Church (achurch@asf.net).

ABOUT THE COMPANY

Alabama Shakespeare Festival, the State’s theater, builds community by engaging, entertaining, and inspiring people with transformative theatrical performances and compelling educational and community programs. From its founding in a high school auditorium in Anniston in 1972 to its designation as the State Theatre of Alabama in 1977 to the stunning $21.5 million performing arts complex in Montgomery (built in 1985), ASF has been a leader in the performing arts throughout the state, region, and country. As a beloved Alabama arts institution, ASF broadens the cultural identity of the South by producing classics, Shakespeare, contemporary plays, musicals, theatre for young audiences, and exciting new works. Since its inception, ASF has provided education programs to more than one million students; annually, SchoolFest, a student-matinee program, presents high-quality theatrical experiences to nearly 35,000 students. ASF’s values include heritage, excellence, community, accessibility, life-long learning, stewardship, and Equity Diversity, and Inclusion. More information can be found about our values by going to asf.net/about 

EQUITY, DIVERSITY, AND INCLUSION COMMITMENT

ASF’s dedication to promoting diversity, multiculturalism, and inclusion is clearly reflected in the stories we tell and people we hire.  Diversity is more than a commitment at ASF — it is the foundation of what we do. We are fully focused on equality and believe deeply in diversity of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin, disability, age, and veteran status.

ALABAMA SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL’S ANTI-RACISM STATEMENT

ASF commits to anti-racism in its systems, practices, and theatre-making. As a storytelling institution charged with building community, we believe our civic, not-for-profit mission cannot be achieved with racist policies, ideals, or thinking in place. We commit to a conscious decision to make frequent, consistent, equitable choices daily. These choices require ongoing self-awareness and self-reflection as we move through life. We commit to combating discriminatory treatments, unfair policies, or biased practices based on race that result in inequitable outcomes for whites over Black, Indigenous, and People of Color and extend considerably beyond prejudice. More information can be found about our anti-racism work and commitments by going to asf.net/anti-racism

STAFF ELECTRICIAN

JOB TITLE: STAFF ELECTRICIAN 

DEPARTMENT: PRODUCTION 

REPORTS TO: MASTER ELECTRICIAN 

ABOUT THE POSITION 

Primary Responsibilities: 

 Assisting the loading in of each light plot including color, templates as well as troubleshooting so that everything is correct and functional before focus. 

 Assisting the rest of the staff in the wiring of all set mounts and practicals that are required for a particular production. 

 Light board programming and running shows as required or assigned. 

 Assisting in maintaining the light plot and the integrity of the lighting design as conceived and left by the lighting designer. 

 Assisting in updating and archiving of all information regarding the show including, but not limited to: Lightwright, Light Plot, Lineset Schedule, and taking archival photographs of each lighting channel as well as of any set mounts or effects implemented. 

 Assisting in repair and maintenance of all equipment used by the Electrics Department as needed. 

 Working with the Master Electrician and Assistant Master Electrician as required for the loading in, operation, and loading out of each production. 

 Assist on work calls during tech as needed. 

 Assist in focus in both theaters as needed. 

 Followspot operation as needed. 

 Deck electrician duties as needed. 

 Assisting with any special event needs that may arise. 

 Any other duties assigned. 

Suggested Qualifications: 

The Staff Electrician must have demonstrated experience hanging, circuiting, focusing, troubleshooting and maintaining stage lighting equipment. Knowledge of basic electrical wiring, circuiting and soldering is required as well as prior experience operating computerized lighting control systems. 

Pay Range – $12.50-$15 an hour (overtime eligible) 

Seasonal Contract, Benefits Eligible

To apply, please submit your resume, cover letter, and references here. If you have any questions, please reach out to Director of Production, Ahkim Church (achurch@asf.net).

ABOUT THE COMPANY

Alabama Shakespeare Festival, the State’s theater, builds community by engaging, entertaining, and inspiring people with transformative theatrical performances and compelling educational and community programs. From its founding in a high school auditorium in Anniston in 1972 to its designation as the State Theatre of Alabama in 1977 to the stunning $21.5 million performing arts complex in Montgomery (built in 1985), ASF has been a leader in the performing arts throughout the state, region, and country. As a beloved Alabama arts institution, ASF broadens the cultural identity of the South by producing classics, Shakespeare, contemporary plays, musicals, theatre for young audiences, and exciting new works. Since its inception, ASF has provided education programs to more than one million students; annually, SchoolFest, a student-matinee program, presents high-quality theatrical experiences to nearly 35,000 students. ASF’s values include heritage, excellence, community, accessibility, life-long learning, stewardship, and Equity Diversity, and Inclusion. More information can be found about our values by going to asf.net/about 

EQUITY, DIVERSITY, AND INCLUSION COMMITMENT

ASF’s dedication to promoting diversity, multiculturalism, and inclusion is clearly reflected in the stories we tell and people we hire.  Diversity is more than a commitment at ASF — it is the foundation of what we do. We are fully focused on equality and believe deeply in diversity of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin, disability, age, and veteran status.

ALABAMA SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL’S ANTI-RACISM STATEMENT

ASF commits to anti-racism in its systems, practices, and theatre-making. As a storytelling institution charged with building community, we believe our civic, not-for-profit mission cannot be achieved with racist policies, ideals, or thinking in place. We commit to a conscious decision to make frequent, consistent, equitable choices daily. These choices require ongoing self-awareness and self-reflection as we move through life. We commit to combating discriminatory treatments, unfair policies, or biased practices based on race that result in inequitable outcomes for whites over Black, Indigenous, and People of Color and extend considerably beyond prejudice. More information can be found about our anti-racism work and commitments by going to asf.net/anti-racism

 

Thank you for considering employment with ASF.

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Anti-Racism Statement

ASF commits to anti-racism in its systems, practices, and theatre-making. As a storytelling institution charged with building community, we believe our civic, not-for-profit mission cannot be achieved with racist policies, ideals, or thinking in place. We commit to a conscious decision to make frequent, consistent, equitable choices daily. These choices require ongoing self-awareness and self-reflection as we move through life. We commit to combating discriminatory treatments, unfair policies, or biased practices based on race that result in inequitable outcomes for whites over Black, Indigenous, and People of Color and extend considerably beyond prejudice. Learn more about ASF’s Anti-Racism initiatives at ASF.net/Anti-Racism.

Alabama Shakespeare Festival and its artists, staff, and artisans are busy at work. The pandemic is inspiring us to develop creative programs and events to bring the arts to you in this age of social distancing. Please join us along this journey by making a contribution today. Your tax-deductible gift will help ASF engage, entertain, and inspire students and adults. 

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