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Job Possibilities within the Theatre Department

Office Assistant

The job referral number for this position is: 7600701

10-15 hours a week, duties: answering the phone and dealing with the public, typing, word processing, and data entry, mailings.  Applicants must be responsible, organized, able to work without constant supervision and be sensitive to confidential material.  Occasionally student will work alone.

MUST BE WORK AWARDED

HOURS: flexible between 8am-5pm, Monday - Friday

Scenic and Properties Technician

The job referral number for this position is: 7600605

PROPS: Students applying for the position Properties Technician should have carpentry skills and should be a highly motivated, organized individual. Prop hunting ability a plus.

CARPENTER: Those interested in the scene shop will have basic carpentry skills and be prepared to demonstrate the safe use of common hand tools as well as a few of the more common portable and stationary power tools. Must be able to follow instruction as well as problem solve on your own. Ability to read blueprints would be desirable though not mandatory.

Higher pay rates are possible based on skill level and prior residential, industrial or theatrical construction experience. Welding/fabricating experience will also command a higher pay rate.

HOURS: Generally 9am-5pm daily with possible evening and/or Saturday hours depending on size of productions. Strikes (tearing down the show) generally happen on Sunday afternoon following the close of each production.

PAY RATES: Understanding that students may fall anywhere on a continuum in terms of experience we provide various pay entry levels beginning at $7.40 for those meeting minimum experience/skill requirements.  Pay increases are based on several factors including improvement of current skills, learning knew skills, safety attitude, ability to be part of a team and attendance/tardiness.

NOTE: The status of the scenery and props at night is dependent on us completing our jobs in an allotted time. Working as quickly as is safely possible is important , as is your cooperation in attendance and tardiness. This is a job not a favor you are granting us. Once a schedule is worked out with individual students you will be expected to adhere to it.

For further information contact: Richard L. Smith x7599 (Properties), or Paul Anderson x7104 (Scenery)

House Manager

The job referral number for this position is: 7600901

HOUSE MANAGER: House management requires a pleasant but firm demeanor, a cool head and the ability to handle large crowds.

House Management is a significant part of the production and the audience experience.  You are the frontline of the department and the first face people see when they enter the theatre.  It is your job to greet everyone and make them feel as welcome as possible.  You must have the ability to anticipate problems, dangers, and needs of the audience members because you will be called on to solve problems as they arise.  The Theatre Department feels strongly about the House Manager position and duties should be fulfilled with professionalism and care.

Hours: Generally evening hours at performance time.

For further information contact the Theatre Department at ext. 7600.

Lighting and Sound

Campus-ARTS TECHNICIAN

Reference #:   7404125/1                  

Job Summary:
PERFORMING ARTS TECHNICIAN IN LIGHTING, SOUND & FILM: work with one/more of the following: lighting and/or sound for DeWitt Theatre, Dimnent Chapel & Music Dept. and/or live events and films at the Knickerbocker.  Only a strong interest in theater, dance, music or film is necessary, but wage level is commensurate with
experience 10-30 hours/wk 

Contact          Hope College-Knickerbocker Theatre
                     86 E. 8th Street
                     Holland, MI 49322-9000
                     Erik Alberg   (616) 395-7404

or Perry Landes at x7600

Costume Shop

The job referral number for this position is: 7600505

Stitchers: Students applying for work in the costume shop will need a basic knowledge in sewing and working in group tasks. Some familiarity with home sewing machines, sergers and hand stitching is needed. Some experience in theatre is preferred but not required, since the job may require working backstage during theatre events.

The costume designer and/or costume shop manager will provide additional training to expand the student's technical knowledge.

HOURS: Primarily M-F 1-5pm and some evenings and weekends during performances.

NOTE: The status of night hours night is dependent on us completing our jobs in an allotted time. Working as quickly as is safely possible is important , as is your cooperation in attendance and tardiness. Your attendance is not a favor you are granting us, it is a requirement of the job. Once a schedule is worked out with individual students you will be expected to adhere to it. Be aware that evening hours may be required and you may be asked to work during breaks.

For further information contact: Darlene Christopher at ext. 7485.

Publicity Assistant

The job referral number for this position is: 7600105

Will coordinate, execute marketing and publicity for the academic theatre season. Needed qualities: creativity, organization, flexibility, self-discipline. Must possess writing, proofreading and communication skills and be willing to learn simple layout skills. Some computer experience a plus in graphics arts, scanning images and word processing.

HOURS: Flexible 6-10 hours per week

For further information contact: Michelle Bombe at ext. 7600.

Other Job Possibilities

Stage Manager
(
Must be selected by the theatre department for this position.) Perform all the necessary functions of stage managing a major theatre production. Qualities needed: Theatre knowledge and experience, strong organizational and communication skills, patience, leadership, dependability, creativity.
Contact the Theatre Office. (x7600)
Job Ref. #7600405

Assistant Stage Manager
(Must be selected by the theatre department for this position.) Perform all the necessary functions of stage managing a major theatre production in coordination with the Stage Manager. Qualities needed: Theatre knowledge and experience, strong organizational and communication skills, patience, leadership, dependability, creativity.
Contact the Theatre Office. (x7600)