Box Office Associate
Playhouse on the Square (POTS) is accepting applications for friendly, outgoing individuals for a part-time Box Office Associate position. The Box Office Associate assists in the daily operations of the box office and is responsible for delivering excellent customer service, single tickets sales and subscription processing. Responsible for processing cash and credit card sales with a high degree of accuracy.
Hours will vary depending on event schedule. The successful candidate must be extremely flexible to work various hours and days on a week to week basis. The candidate can expect to work 14-20 hours per week, including evenings, weekends and holidays.
• Sells tickets on the computerized box office system to customers in person and by telephone
• Provides information to customers regarding all aspects of the theatre programming
• Maintains the box office database, ensuring all information is recorded accurately
• Must have excellent telephone etiquette and customer service skills.
• Must have an energetic personality with excellent interpersonal communication skills
• Ability to perform detailed data entry accurately and with adequate speed, normally requiring a speed of 20 wpm
• Ability to use a computer and specialized software applications, TheatreManager, including familiarity with Word
• Ability to work flexible hours including nights and weekends.
Qualifications: High School graduate and two years of customer service experience that included using computerized data systems and the processing of sales receipts.
To Apply: To apply for this position, submit a resume and cover letter via e-mail to amy -AT – playhouseonthesquare.org. Please type “BOX OFFICE ASSOCIATE” in the subject line of your e-mail. No phone calls. Playhouse on the Square is an equal opportunity employer.
Instructors and Counselors for the Summer Youth Theatre Conservatory (SYTC)
For many who have grown up in the Memphis theatre community, Playhouse on the Square’s Summer Youth Theatre Conservatory (SYTC) has been a home for local young artists and aspiring performers. SYTC has been a staple in their development as actors and theatre artists. Taught by theatre professionals and performers that students can also see onstage in town throughout the year, SYTC ignites a spark and love for the art that has propelled hundreds of local youth to pursue theatre as a passion for over 25 years.
SYTC has classes for rising K-12th grade students and appropriately challenges each age group to learn, grow, and succeed on stage and everyday life. No matter the experience level, all students will find success to celebrate in their confidence. The structure of the program focuses on ensemble building that allows you to meet and have fun with new and old friends, creating lasting memories along the way. Each Session culminates in a showcase performance.
POTS KIDS! (Rising K-2nd)
Session 1: Story Drama: If You Give a Mouse a…. July 6-10 (9:00am-2:00pm)
Session 2: Story Drama: Where the Wild Things Are July 13-17 (9:00am-2:00pm)
POTS JUNIOR! (Rising 3rd-6th)
Session 1: Myths, Monsters, & Magic June 1-12 (9:00am-3:00pm)
Session 2: Rock the Summer! June 15-26 (9:00am-3:00pm)
Production Camp 1: Seussical KIDS July 20-24 (9:00am-4:00pm)
Production Camp 2: Disney’s Jungle Book KIDS July 27-31 (9:00am-4:00pm)
POTS SENIOR! (Rising 7th-12th)
Session 1: Acting Intensive June 15-26 (9:00am-5:00pm)
Session 2: Musical Theatre Intensive July 6-17 (9:00am-5:00pm)
Session 3: Design/Tech Intensive July 20-31 (9:00am-5:00pm)
- Instructors in Acting, Dance, Voice, and Design/Tech.
- Counselors to assist with classes and camp operations (2-4 counselors per session)
- Instructors and Counselors must be available for the length of the camp they are working. There will be some out-of-camp hours responsibilities (lesson plan prep, communication with co-instructors and Conservatory Director, daily class prep, etc)
- Instructors are responsible for creating their own lesson plans/rehearsal schedules and selecting class materials. A camp schedule will be provided by the Conservatory Director who will assist in managing lesson expectations. Some classes are solo taught and some are co-taught.
- Counselors will assist with daily check-in and out, assisting instructors, and managing students between classes and on breaks. Additionally each counselor will assist in working aftercare with each Camp Coordinator. Aftercare runs until 5:30pm for the KIDS and JUNIOR Conservatory sessions.
- All SYTC employees must attend Orientation/Training on Saturday May 16 (Time 12-5pm but may change)
- Both instructor and counselor positions are paid positions. Payment follows Playhouse payroll schedule and not the Conservatory schedule.
- Instructors: Junior standing or higher in undergraduate school; theatre/performing arts or education major preferred.
- Counselors: High school standing or higher.
- Experience and passion about working with young people.
- Classroom Management skills, lesson planning, communication skills, and an ensemble work ethic.
- All employees will receive a background check upon signing of your contract.
TO APPLY: Please email Jason Gerhard at email@example.com with a resume and a teaching philosophy and/or letter of interest.
Types of Internships
Individuals are selected from an audition process and are also determined by the casting needs for the upcoming season. All performance interns will serve in a technical capacity when not in rehearsal or performance. These areas may be in administration, costumes, or scenery. The performance interns will generally be in a rehearsal or performance situation and will have the opportunity to audition for roles in many of the shows. A one year contract will provide the intern an opportunity to appear in 5-6 productions.
Costume Shop Management Intern & General Costume Shop Technician
The Shop Manager intern works directly under the Resident Costumers on all the season’s productions and is in charge of keeping order in the shop when the supervisors are not there. The General Technician is primarily in charge of costume builds and may be a first hand or cutter/draper depending on the show and their skill level.
Both positions require good sewing skills and to work wardrobe when called for. You will be working regularly with 2 performance interns and a rotation of volunteers and over-hire stitchers. We can offer between 2-5 design credits depending on experience and the season. A college degree and previous experience is preferred. A car is not required but is preferred.
The Lighting Design Associate Company Member reports to the Resident Lighting Designer. This person will be responsible for designing the lighting for up to 9 productions at the Circuit Playhouse (second stage). At Circuit, this person will also be responsible for master electrician duties during their productions. This includes the install, focus and programming of the shows they design. For each production designed, the intern must supply the proper paper work. This includes light plots, instrument schedules, cue lists and research all of which will be reviewed by the Resident LD. The intern will participate in all light hangs and focus calls for all productions and will act as lead electrician during installs and focus calls for Playhouse on the Square (mainstage) shows. When not in tech, he or she will help provide maintenance and expand the infrastructure of the lighting systems at Playhouse on the Square and Circuit Playhouse. During the show runs the lighting design intern will often be called to run follow spot, light board or operate a programmed sound console for some musicals.
This position gathers props for main stage or second stage space as well as oversees and maintains the prop storage area. A car is essential for this position as well as a creative eye, and a pleasant disposition in dealing with the public. The properties intern is responsible to the stage manager. Some stage management opportunities may be available.
Scenic Design Intern
This position as Scenic Designer requires the ability to draft, paint, and adhere to a rigid time schedule. Duties include scenery construction, painting, load-ins and load-outs, stagehand work, show organization, and general clean up. This position will receive 4 to 6 scenic design assignments for the second stage, The Circuit Playhouse. A valid drivers license and good working knowledge of all shop tools is preferred. A positive working attitude is a must, and a concern for safety in the shop is essential.
Stage Management Intern
This position serves as the resident stage manager for the second stage, The Circuit Playhouse. They will be responsible to the individuals show director and The Circuit Playhouse Manager. Actors in the production may be members of the resident company, the intern company, or individuals from the community. All the normal stage management responsibilities fall to this position in addition to gathering props for the production. A person in this position needs to be responsible, organized, punctual, and self-motivated. A car is essential for this position.
Front of House/Administrative Intern
This self-motivated individual should possess experienced skills in dealing with public. Typical duties include managing front of house, event managing, organizing volunteers, and assisting with various public relations events. Other responsibilities may include marketing, postering, database management, mailings, and advertising. Organizational skills coupled with effective communication skills are essential. A car is preferred.
Highlights of the Playhouse on the Square Internship Program
- Housing, local phone, washer and dryer are provided.
- $125.00 a week stipend is provided.
- You will not have to look for work or relocate frequently as all contracts are for one year.
- For Performance Interns: Your resume will include 4 to 6 new performance credits after a year from a respected 49 year old not-for-profit regional theatre.
- Design Interns will acquire 4 to 6 production design credits.
- Those with large monthly financial obligations are not encouraged to participate in the program.
- Cost of living in Memphis is very affordable.
- Health care benefits are available for a minimal fee.
- For Performance Interns, technical or administrative work is required when not in a rehearsal or performance situation.
- Work hours are generally from 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM, six days a week, except for load-in weeks at Playhouse on the Square. Days off are generally Sunday mornings and all of Monday, but this could vary depending on performance schedules.
- We are looking for those who live and perform well in a communal situation and are willing to commit for the long term.
If you are interested in an Performance Internship
- Send a cover letter along with: headshot, resume, audition video/dvd
- If you are unable to send a video, you can make arrangements to audition with us in person by contacting Dave Landis at (901) 725-0776 or firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are interested in a Production Internship
- Submit a resume, references and any portfolio information available to Dave Landis, (901) 725-0776; email@example.com