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auditions

LOCAL AUDITIONS

Calling all girls!  Here’s your chance to join a professional acting company.  Goodspeed Musicals is holding auditions for local Non-Equity child actors (GIRLS between ages 6-8 and 10-12) for its upcoming production of Chasing Rainbows. Auditions will be held on Saturday, May 7th from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at the Norma Terris Theatre in Chester, Conn. 

Auditions are for the 2 Gumm sisters, Shirley Temple and their understudies.  All candidates must be able to tap dance.  Baby Francis – to play 6 – 8 years old – This is Judy Garland as a very young girl. Vocal Range: belt up to sustained Bb with a strong singing voice. Dance: must have some tap ability. Young Virginia – to play 10 – 12 years old –This is the younger version of the middle Gumm sister. Dance: must have tap ability. Vocal: strong singing voice. Shirley Temple – to play 6 – 8 years old – A blonde, curly-topped moppet as exquisitely adorable as a cherub in a Baroque painting. Dance: must have tap ability. Voice: strong singing voice.

All auditions are by appointment only.  Appointments may be made starting immediately.  Please call Company Management at (860) 873-8664, ext. 721, Monday through Friday, 10 am - 5 pm.

Interested performers should prepare one short up-tempo song.  Bring a resume, photo and sheet music.  Music must be legible and in the proper key (no lead sheets please).  An accompanist will be provided.  When you make the appointment you will be given a side to prepare in advance.

Candidates must be available for rehearsals, August 16th – September 15th, and performances, September 16th – December 4th.  Rehearsals and performances occur in East Haddam, Conn.

NY - EPA & ECC

CHASING RAINBOWS

ECC/Dancers: April 11 more info

AEA members - NYC appointments: April 12 - 15 more info

Non-Union Dancers: April 13 more info

ECC/Singers: April 14 more info

ADMINISTRATIVE POSITIONS

ASSISTANT HOUSE MANAGER: part-time May-Sept. Manage Front of House staff during day, eve and weekend performances at The Terris Theatre in Chester. Experience in supervising and training ushers/bartenders and providing excellent customer service is critical. Required:  strong interpersonal skills; a mature and positive attitude; and a willingness to pitch in and get the job done. Send letter, resume and references to Human Resources/AHM, Goodspeed Musicals, PO Box A, East Haddam CT 06423, fax 860.873.2389, info@goodspeed.org. NO calls. EOE.

PARKING LOT ATTENDANT: part-time May-Sept at The Terris Theatre, Chester. Perfect for college student! Direct patrons in locating a parking space.  Weds-Sun afternoons/eves approx. 12 -14 hours per week. Excellent hourly rate.  Agility required. Must be cheerful and have ultimate patience. mmiko@goodspeed.org.  NO calls. EOE

DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATE: Goodspeed Musicals is looking for a Development Associate to support the efforts of the Development Department as it cultivates, acquires, and stewards individual and institutional donors by: managing and maintaining the Goodspeed donor database; generating reports, mailing lists and department communications; assisting with follow-up efforts for both solicitation and acknowledgements; assisting with the planning and execution of all departmental special events. Qualifications include a bachelor’s degree, good writing skills, excellent book keeping skills, and strong computer literacy especially in the areas of Excel and data base management. Experience with Raisers Edge a plus. The ideal candidate should be self-directed, highly organized, and detail-oriented. Please send a resume and cover letter to: Development Office, Goodspeed Musicals, Box A, East Haddam, CT 0642 or developmentassociate@goodspeed.org . No phone calls. EOE.

TELEMARKETING : Do you have the gift of gab and free evenings? Goodspeed Musicals seeks closers for its part-time Subscription Services department.  Fun job!  Sunday through Thursday evenings, 5:30-9:00.  Earn an hourly fee plus commission and theatre tickets. Call William Addison at 860.873.8664 ext 740. EOE

ADMINISTRATIVE INTERNSHIPS

Goodspeed Musicals' Administrative Internship Program welcomes qualified applicants from colleges and universities as well as beginning theatre professionals. A major goal of the program is to serve as a training ground for those hoping to have a career in the theatre. This program offers students and aspiring theatre professionals experiential learning, networking opportunities, free tickets to Goodspeed productions, the opportunity to earn college credit through your academic institution, regular seminars taught by staff members, meetings with members of the staff, access to the world-renowned Scherer Library of Musical Theatre, and educational opportunities tailored to your individual interest. Administrative Internships are designed for individuals interested in working in areas outside of the Production Department, including Marketing and PR, Education and Library, or Producing. Hours and commitment for internship positions are determined by each administrative department. Internships are unpaid and applicants must be able to provide their own transportation and local housing in order to be considered for the program.

For more information about Goodspeed Internships and to apply, CLICK HERE

PRODUCTION POSITIONS - FULL TIME

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PRODUCTION POSITIONS - SEASONAL POSITIONS

MASTER CARPENTER Goodspeed Musicals seeks a Master Carpenter. Wood working, welding, rigging, ability to lift 75 pounds, and supervisory skills is a must.  Preferred candidates are available beginning April 2016.  Hourly plus overtime.  Full Time seasonal position with PTO and Benefits.  EOE.  Fax or send letter, resume, availability, and list of three references to Matt Francis, Technical Director, Goodspeed Musicals; PO Box A; East Haddam, CT 06423, or fax to 860.873.2480, or e-mail to mfrancis@goodspeed.org 

PROPS RUN CREW Goodspeed Musicals seeks Properties Run Crew for our 2016 season.  Seeking candidates with excellent prop maintenance skills, ability to lift at least 40lbs, good endurance for extremely physical 8 shows a week props track, and a positive attitude.  Preferred candidates would be available starting June 2016.  Hourly wage plus overtime.  EOE.  Fax or send cover letter, availability, resume and list of three references to Ryann Lee, Props Manager; FAX 860.873.2480, or e-mail: ryann.lee@goodspeed.org

WARDROBE MASTER Goodspeed Musicals seeks a Wardrobe Master for The Terris Theatre .  Responsibilities include load-in and strike, dressing and quick changes, and costume maintenance.  Hourly plus overtime.  Preferred candidates would be available from May 9, 2016, through September 12, 2016, and have experience working on full scale musicals.  EOE.  Fax or email letter, resume, availability, and list of three references to: Cindy Kubala, Costume Director; FAX 860.873.2480, or email ckubala@goodspeed.org

STAGE CARPENTER: Goodspeed Musicals seeks a Stage Carpenter for The Terris Theatre. Ideal applicants will have experience in management of stage operations, scenic construction, and point rigging. Duties include maintenance of scenic elements and assisting in the construction and implementation of the Norma Terris productions. EOE. Fax or send letter, resume, availability, and list of three references to Matt Francis, Technical Director, Goodspeed Musicals; PO Box A; East Haddam, CT 06423, or fax to 860.873.2480, or email mfrancis@goodspeed.org

PROPS ARTISAN: Goodspeed Musicals seeks a Properties Artisan. We are looking for a team player with excellent communication skills and experience faux painting props, working with a wide variety of materials, a valid driver’s license and the ability to lift 40lbs. EOE. Fax or email cover letter, resume, and three references to: Ryann Lee, c/o Goodspeed Musicals; PO Box A; East Haddam, CT 06423, fax to 860.873.2480, or e-mail to rlee@goodspeed.org 

WIGS & HAIR ARTISAN: Goodspeed Musicals seeks a Wigs & Hair Stylist for our 2016 season.  Duties include hair/wig changes during performances, assisting the wardrobe department with quick changes, and performing maintenance on all wigs & facial hair.  Preferred candidates would have experience working on full scale musicals. EOE. Please send cover letter, resume and list of three references to Erica Gilroy, Asst. Production Manager; Fax 860.873.2480; e-mail: egilroy@goodspeed.org

 

PRODUCTION APPRENTICESHIPS

PROPS RUN CREW APPRENTICE Goodspeed Musicals seeks a Properties Run Crew Apprentice for our 2016 season.  Seeking candidates with excellent prop maintenance skills, ability to lift at least 40lbs, good endurance for extremely physical 8 shows a week props track, and a positive attitude. Preferred candidates are available beginning in June 2016, and have experience working on full scale musicals.  Hourly wage plus overtime.  EOE.  Fax or send letter, resume, availability, and list of three references to: Ryann Lee, Props Manager; Fax to 860.873.2480, or e-mail to ryann.lee@goodspeed.org

STAGE CARPENTER APPRENTICES: Goodspeed Musicals seeks stage carpenter apprentices for our 2016 season.  Duties include rigging, dressing and gripping scenic elements as well as assisting the other crews with their duties. Position is ideal for recent graduates or individuals seeking to develop a basic knowledge of stage carpentry.  Hourly plus overtime, housing available for a small weekly fee.  Preferred candidates would have experience working on full scale musicals.  EOE.  Fax or send letter, resume, availability, and list of three references to Matt Francis, Technical Director, Goodspeed Musicals; Fax to 860-873-2480, or e-mail to mfrancis@goodspeed.org

TECHNICAL APPRENTICESHIPS: Goodspeed Musicals seeks the next generation of professional technicians.  Apprenticeships are available in carpentry, properties, electrics, scenic art, and wardrobe.  Preferred candidates are available beginning in March 2016, and have experience working on full scale musicals.  Hourly wage plus overtime.  EOE.  Fax or send cover letter, availability, resume and list of three references to Erica Gilroy, Asst. Production Manager; Goodspeed Musicals; FAX to 860-873-2480, or e-mail to egilroy@goodspeed.org

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