Production Positions:

Chautauqua Theater Company invites applications for production positions for its 2018 summer season. Contracts run 9-12 weeks starting in early/mid June, housing provided. To apply, send a cover letter, resume and three references to Please indicate the position you are applying for in the subject line.

Assistant Production Manager/Director of Facilities

Responsibilities, including but not limited to: Assisting the Production Manager in all aspects of running the production department; serving as Production Manager for Special Programming events; assisting other production departments as needed (especially in changeover); and assisting Company Management with large events. The Assistant Production Manager is also the primary manager of all CTC facilities and maintenance issues including coordination with appropriate departments of Chautauqua Institution, trouble-shooting minor facilities issues, organizing CTC trash and recycling program, overseeing CTC signage, and handling other facility/operations issues as they arise.


These entry-level Carpenter positions are responsible for building and loading in the shows, under the direction of the TD, ATD, and Scene Shop Supervisor. They must be able to understand working drawings and have a working knowledge of basic shop tools. Welding experience is helpful but not mandatory.

Assistant Props Master

This position will assist the Props Master in the collection, fabrication, and
maintenance of properties for three main productions and two New Play Workshops. This position assists the Props Master in all duties including overseeing and participation in the production of props in the shop, participating in the tech process as required, stepping up as leader when the props master is not available and facilitating propping the New Play Workshops. This individual needs to be self motivated and organized. Necessary skills include but are not limited to furniture building and upholstery, painting, sewing, metal working, and knowledge of Microsoft Office and Photoshop.

First Hand/Stitcher

This position will carry the majority of the hands-on work within the Costume Shop, as both the Costume Shop Manager and Assistant Costume Shop Manager/Cutter/Draper will also be responsible for some administrative duties.Though primarily a Stitcher position, this person should expect to fulfill other duties within the shop as assigned (cutting, draping, crafts, dye work, etc.)

Duties include but are not limited to:
● Work closely with cutter/draper on build tasks
● Instruct intern on new techniques
● Maintain clean and safe environment
● Help with tasks assigned such as: shop opening and closing, load-in, strike, sewing, pulling and restocking, crafts, and dye work
● Work with great accuracy and speed on fitting and dress notes
● When available and if needed work with cutter/draper on cutting and patterning

Ideal candidates should have strong stitching skills, some cutting and draping experience, craft and dye skills, as well as previous professional experience.

Sound Technician

The Sound Board Operator is responsible for the complete and safe build and run of the sound design. The responsibilities of the Sound Board Operator/Sound Tech include but are not limited to:
● Assisting with the hanging and focusing of lighting equipment
● Serving as sound board op as needed by the Audio Engineer
● Assisting the Audio Engineer with programming during tech
● Maintenance and repair of sound equipment
● Program sound board in conjunction with other staff
● Maintain clean and safe workspace
● Knowledge of Behringer X32, Qlab 3, Clear Com Wired and Telex Wireless Com, Sennheiser EW Wireless necessary
● Soldering skills preferred
● Knowledge of Speakon/XLR wiring
● Basic Knots/Rigging
● Not afraid of heights and able to lift 50 pounds. Familiarity/Comfortable with Genie usage

Administrative Positions:

Chautauqua Theater Company invites applications for administrative positions housing provided. To apply, send a cover letter, resume and three references to Please indicate the position you are applying for in the subject line.

Digital/Print Marketing Associate

Responsibilities Include:
● Oversee and organize comp ticketing process for company members, guest artists, and press.
● Coordinate and manage design and sales of CTC merchandise, including relationships with graphic designer, merchandiser, and CTC artistic and business offices.
● Monitor and compile daily ticket sales reports 
● Collaborate with Artistic Office to update and maintain website with accurate show and program information 
● Create programs, flyers, and advertisements for CTC special events
● Collaborate with graphic designer and assist on program inserts, newspaper inserts, welcome center displays, and other print projects.
● Plan and oversee all video and digital content for social media and theater promotions
● Design and execute social media plan for Facebook and Instagram
● Create social media style and tone guide for CTC
● Requires proficiency in InDesign, Joomla!, MailChimp, Google Drive/Office Suite, Photo Shop.

Community Engagement/Front of House/Marketing Associate

● Research and consolidate print and online press into official CTC Press Book
● Handle communication and outreach to local community partners for Touring Shakespeare Project and CTC Mainstage promotions 
● Collaborate on branding and publicity of CTC Free Outdoor Shakespeare in surrounding communities
● Coordinate press invitations to CTC shows and interviews with CTC artists 
● Maintain archives of past promotional material
● During performance times, serve as House Manager at Bratton Theatre: train volunteer ushers, coordinate pre-show logistics with Stage Management and Ticketing Kiosk
● Lead team that creates professional, welcoming, streamlined pre-show front of house experience for patrons