The Costume Shop Apprentice will report to the Costume Shop Manager. The apprentice’s time is split between serving as a Wardrobe Supervisor and/or Dresser for productions or a Stitcher in the Shop. As a Wardrobe Supervisor and/or Dresser, the apprentice helps to coordinate the care, management, and organization of the costumes through the tech/dress rehearsals, performances, and strike periods. As a Stitcher, the apprentice is an artisan who assists in the implementation of the costume sketches under the supervision of the Costume Shop Manager and Assistant Costume Shop Manager.
Some of the responsibilities include: familiarizing themselves with Actor’s Equity Standards, maintaining the costume change and dresser plot along with the Costume Designer, Costume Shop Manager & Assistant Costume Shop Manager, supervising the preparation of mirror cards and costume check in sheets, laundry and dry cleaning, supervising the costume strike, training wardrobe crew and managing their work load starting the beginning of the week of tech/dress, and making sure the integrity of the design in maintained (pressing, repairs, etc).
Ideal candidates should have extensive sewing skills and experience in costume construction and repairs, the ability to work well with others in a fast-paced environment, and experience with working with casts of all sizes. Quick change experience is desirable as is a positive and flexible nature. Must have a valid driver’s license and personal vehicle. Candidates should also be comfortable driving a company vehicle. There is a seasonal stipend and shared housing available.
Marketing and Development Apprenticeship
The Marketing and Development Apprentice will report to the Director of Marketing and Development. Apprentice will assist in the day to day operations of the marketing and development cohorts by assisting with Triad Stage’s online publication and social media platforms, drafting press releases and email content, maintaining community calendar listings, maintaining donor records, sending donor acknowledgements, conducting donor research, providing assistance with annual campaign efforts and mailings, assisting with special events and other projects as given. Ideal candidates are organized, driven, detail oriented, able to multi-task and work independently, and able to seamlessly engage with audience members. Apprentice must have a valid driver’s license and personal vehicle. There is a seasonal stipend and shared housing available.
The Education Apprentice will report to the Learning Director. This apprentice will assist with all areas of education programming at Triad Stage, including but not limited to: curriculum design and lesson planning (arts integration and theatre skills-based), communicating with teachers and students involved in Poetry Out Loud and the August Wilson Monologue Competition, teaching classes and workshops (both as an assistant and an independent teaching artist), creating resource guides, facilitating audience engagement activities (such as pre-show conversations and post-show talkbacks), managing Morning Matinees, and onsite class and Summer Academy registration and administration. Ideal candidates will be highly organized, able to manage multiple projects simultaneously and independently, experience working with young people, and exceptional written, over-the-phone, and in-person communication skills. Before being hired for this position, candidates will need to consent to and pass a criminal background check. Apprentice must have a valid driver’s license and a personal vehicle, and be comfortable commuting to many different locations in the Triad region. There is a season stipend and shared housing available.
Electrics and Sound Apprenticeship
The Electrics and Sound Apprentice will report to the Master Electrician and Sound Supervisor. This apprenticeship is split throughout the season in the electrics cohort and sound cohort depending on what cohort the apprentice is assigned to for each production. Apprentices will assist with electrics and sound in a variety of roles including load-in, electrics focus, sound quiet time, and strike for all productions in the season or as assigned, attend all production meetings and technical rehearsals, serve either as a Light Board and Projections Board Operator or Sound Board Operator for all productions or as assigned, maintain and repair equipment under the supervision of the Master Electrician and/or Sound Supervisor, and other projects as assigned. Ideal candidates will have some experience with lighting and sound technology, board operator experience, interest in learning and/or experience in projections, the ability to work well with others in a fast-paced environment, willingness to learn new ways or new technology, and experience with working with casts of all sizes. Must have a valid driver’s license and personal vehicle. Candidates should also be comfortable driving a company vehicle. There is a seasonal stipend and shared housing available.
Audience Services Apprenticeship
The Front of House Apprentice will report to the Director of Audience Services. This apprentice may serve as house manager for MainStage productions at the Pyrle Theatre, as well as other special events (concerts, rentals, etc.) and will also assist the Director of Audience Services in the box office with tasks including but not limited to assisting patrons with booking tickets, assisting teachers with booking student matinees, and building and maintaining events in the ProVenue ticketing platform. Ideal candidates are organized, driven, detail oriented, able to multi-task and work independently, and can seamlessly engage with audience members and coordinate volunteer ushers while offering exceptional hospitality. Must have a valid driver’s license and personal vehicle. There is a seasonal stipend and shared housing available.
The Properties Apprentice will report to the Properties Master. Apprentice will assist the Properties Master with projects ranging from properties construction, set dressing, conducting research, sourcing and purchasing, and other projects as assigned. Apprentice will also be involved in the rehearsal process assisting the Properties Master with notes on a daily basis. Ideal candidates are dedicated, detail-oriented, organized, and demonstrate follow-through and an ability to work independently on projects over longer periods of time.
Ideal candidates will have experience in one or more of the following areas: carpentry, sewing, sculpting, and painting. Must have a valid driver’s license and personal vehicle. There is a seasonal stipend and shared housing available.
Stage Management and Production Management Apprenticeship
The Stage Management and Production Management apprentice will report to the Director of Operations and Production. Their time will be split between Stage Management and Production Management depending on the needs of the productions within the season. Through the mentorship of the Director of Operations and Production, the apprentice will learn the process of contracting designers, creating rehearsal and technical rehearsal schedules, creating and updating production calendars, tracking expenses, assist in facilitating the needs of the current or upcoming production, taking notes at production and design meetings, manage several Education events throughout the season, serve as the Assistant Stage Manager on several MainStage productions under an Equity Stage Manager, training backstage crew, and other projects as assigned. The apprentice will be eligible to participate in the Actor’s Equity Association Membership Candidate program, if desired.
The ideal candidates should display a broad knowledge of technical theatre, extensive exposure to stage management in their educational program and/or other professional theaters/festivals, excellent written and oral communication skills, thrive in a fast-paced environment, ability to work on projects independently, and adapt to change quickly. Must have a valid driver’s license and personal vehicle. Candidates should also be comfortable driving a company vehicle. There is a seasonal stipend and shared housing available.
Triad Stage seeks teaching artists for in-school, after-school and workshop programming offered by our Learning Department. Triad Stage offers students opportunities to explore various elements of theatre including text analysis, playwriting, acting, movement, voice, design and pre and post-show workshops. We are seeking diverse artists who are passionate about sharing their craft and working with young people. Key responsibilities include creating and facilitating theatre-based creative learning experiences for students and managing a classroom in such a way as to ensure the safety and inclusion of all students. We have a BA or equivalent in theatre or theatre education, or correspondent experience with experience teaching in a workshop, classroom or camp setting.This position will be contracted with an hourly rate commensurate with experience. The size of contract will vary based on residency, and the teaching artist will be compensated for planning time as well as contact hours.
To Apply: Please send the following documents to Learning Director Dani Keil (firstname.lastname@example.org) with “Teaching Artist Application” in the subject line:
A resume or CV with three professional references.
A cover letter that explains your interest in the described program, the key elements of your teaching philosophy, and how your previous experience aligns with the goals of the program and the position.
An outline of your general availability during the academic year.
Areas of expertise you would be excited to teach in a workshop, residency, after school or camp setting.
Interested in volunteering with Triad Stage? We have a variety of volunteer opportunities. At the heart of our volunteer program are our volunteer ushers, who hand out programs, tear tickets and direct guests during all of our performances at The Pyrle Theater in downtown Greensboro. Volunteer ushers work closely with our Front of House staff to ensure that our patrons have the best experience possible at the theater. We also have opportunities throughout the year in our administrative office and at community events.
Thank you for your interest in Triad Stage. We are unable to accept unsolicited scripts at this time. Due to the volume of material we consider each year Triad Stage only accepts play submissions from playwrights, agents, and theatre artists with whom we have an existing professional relationship. Unsolicited scripts will be returned when there is a SASE enclosed; those without a SASE will be recycled.
Please note that Triad Stage does not provide any comments or suggestions about work that we do not intend to develop or produce. If you have any questions or need additional information, please email Sarah Hankins, Associate Artistic Director.
Triad Stage will be holding auditions our upcoming production of LADY DAY AT EMERSON’S BAR AND GRILL on February 16, 2020.
Date: February 16, 2020
11:00am – 7:00pm
(Break between 1:00 – 2:00)
Location: Sloan Rehearsal Hall, located on the third floor of Triad Stage
Address: 232 South Elm Street, Greensboro, NC 27401
Auditions are by appointment only.
Please contact Keaton Brower, Artistic Apprentice, to schedule an appointment. Email: email@example.com
First Rehearsal: April 14, 2020
First Preview: May 3, 2020
Opening: May 8, 2020
Closing: May 24, 2020
Rehearsals: Tuesday – Sunday, gernerally 6-8 hours daily until tech.
Producing Artistic Director: Preston Lane
Associate Artistic Director, Local Casting: Sarah Hankins
Director: Donna Baldwin Bradby
Music Director: Matt Reid
Playwright: Lanie Robertson
Please prepare a 1-2 minute monologue appropriate to the show and bring a picture and resume.