Jobs & Auditions

The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages inquiries about these opportunities from a broad spectrum of candidates reflecting the diversity of the community we serve.

Current Job Openings

Individual Gifts Manager

Position Description: Working closely with the Director of Development as a member of the development team, the Individual Gifts Manager works with executive staff, board and volunteers in the cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of donors to The Rep’s annual giving program.

 

Reports to: Director of Development

 

Position Responsibilities:
 

  • Manage the cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of individual and major gift donors
  • Serve as staff liaison to fundraising committees and board in the cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of annual gifts
  • Manage Direct Mail and Telefunding campaigns
  • Coordinates production of all materials needed for solicitation, cultivation and stewardship of contributions.  This includes brochures, letters, invitations, program articles, donor lists, etc.
  • Plan and execute donor recognition and cultivation events, in conjunction with Special Events Manager, including Studio Salon program
  • Assists the Director of Development with planned giving activities, including cultivation and solicitation of gifts and development of support materials
  • Assists the Director of Development on the preparation and management of annual budget and fundraising plan
  • Manage or assist with other development department projects and events as needed

Qualifications:
 

  • An individual who is articulate, aggressive, creative, goal-oriented and self-motivated
  • Development experience with a proven track record in cultivation and successful solicitation of individual gifts a must (5 years or more experience preferred)
  • Outstanding communication, presentation and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent supervisory, organizational and planning skills and attention to detail
  • Track record of successfully working with Board members and volunteers
  • Appreciation of the value of the arts in the community

The Organization: The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis (The Rep) is a fully professional theatre currently in its 53rd season.  The Rep is moving into an exciting new chapter as recently appointed Augustin Family Artistic Director, Hana Sharif, begins her first season.  The highly dedicated staff produces 9 shows each season in two venues – the Mainstage and Studio Theatres at the Loretto-Hilton Center.  The Rep also provides enriching educational programming for nearly 30,000 young people and adults each season, including our touring troupe for young audiences, The Imaginary Theatre Company.  The Rep has an annual operating budget of $8.5 million with a contributed revenue goal of $2.2 million for the current fiscal year.  The Rep has over 11,000 subscribers and 1,500 annual donors.

 

Application Process: Electronic submissions will be accepted by email to: [email protected]. No phone calls, please.

 

Deadline: Applications will be accepted in Word or PDF until the position has been filled.

 

The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages inquiries about these opportunities from a broad spectrum of candidates reflecting the diversity of the community we serve.

Executive Assistant

Reporting to the Artistic Director and working closely with the Associate Artistic Director and the Producer of New Play Development, the Executive Assistant plays a critical role in supporting the work of the Artistic Department.

 

Qualified candidates will be able to support the achievement of institutional goals by providing exceptional organization, efficiency, and follow-through. The individual is responsible for the Artistic Director’s calendar and travel, coordinates institutional meetings and gatherings. The Executive Assistant also works closely with the Associate Artistic Director to provide administrative support for the Artistic Department.
 

The Executive Assistant to the Artistic Director provides full administrative support including drafting correspondence, scheduling meetings, responding to inquiries, maintaining reports, answering phones, greeting guests and interfacing with all levels of company management and staff as well as the Board of Directors.

 

Primary Responsibilities:
 

  • Answer phones, respond to inquiries, prepare meeting agendas, schedule meetings, and prepare written materials. Ensure that all printed materials are well-written and proofed.
  • Support the Artistic Director with special projects, including assisting the AD’s team to plan and execute events, customizing and sending gifts and communications to VIPS in the AD’s network, and personal projects to further the AD’s national profile.
  • Ensure that the day-to-day of the artistic office is always running smoothly, including stocking supplies, making guests feel welcome, supporting onboarding processes, interfacing with vendors such as caterers or technicians, and keeping contact information up to date.
  • Effectively interact with The Rep management, staff, board members, donors and prospective donors.
  • Work closely with the Senior Leadership Team on behalf of the Artistic Director.
  • Schedule travel for the Artistic Director
  • Prepare expense reports for the Artistic Director and perform credit card reconciliation.
  • Organize and maintain files and records.
  • Professionally represent the office of the Artistic Director both internally and externally.
  • Support the Artistic Director’s ability to multi-task and prioritize, including handling certain personal matters such as receiving mail, coordinating appointments, repairs, and deliveries, facilitating communications and gifts for family and friends, and other duties as assigned.
     

Qualifications/Knowledge and Essential Skills:
 

  • Proven working experience in a busy office environment
  • Excellent computer skills and proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and ability to work with redlined documents.
  • Strong working knowledge of database systems and project management software
  • Must have exceptional oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work effectively and independently in a fast-paced environment while handling multiple priorities and deadlines.
  • Must be extremely well-organized, detail-oriented and understand the importance of following through on projects,
  • Must have the ability to interact positively and effectively with management and employees at all levels and throughout every area of the organization.
  • Must be able to demonstrate professionalism, flexibility, adaptability and equanimity.
  • Demonstrate humor, enthusiasm and a positive demeanor.
  • Must be proactive and motivated with demonstrable problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential materials.
  • Must exhibit integrity, tact, diplomacy and discretion.
  • Evidence good work habits including but not limited to being on time, meeting deadlines, arriving prepared for meetings and events, being responsive and following through.
  • Exhibit appropriate phone and email etiquette.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion.
  • Ability to work some overtime including evenings and weekends as needed.
  • Must be able to effectively and efficiently operate office equipment including telephones computer, fax machines, etc.
  • Must be able to lift and carry 20 pounds (e.g., reports, programs, brochures, binders).
  • Must have transportation in order to attend meetings and events off-site, e.g., Board meetings.
 
To apply please send resume and cover letter to Amelia Acosta Powell at [email protected], with the subject line “Executive Assistant Position.”

Graphic Designer

The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis seeks a Graphic Designer to provide a consistently high-quality of design and ensure brand continuity across all of The Rep’s materials and communications. Reporting to the Marketing Director, this position works closely with representatives from all departments, as well as from a creative and branding agency. Departments include: Marketing, Development, Education, as well as Artistic and Management.


PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Oversee visual integrity and brand maintenance of materials and communications form The Rep.
  • Work with Rep leadership and branding agency to determine design elements and visual strategy for marketing and general communications.
  • Concept and design a variety of subscription and show-specific marketing and communications pieces, including brochures, fliers, postcards, print ads, email campaigns, web ads, large print programs, program stuffers and lobby displays and signage.
  • Work with Development and Education departments to concept and design various communication pieces, including brochures, invitations, email campaigns and signage.
  • Track and meet deadlines for all print and digital advertising.
  • Secure quotes and establish production timeline for printed pieces
  • Design and produce all show- and event-specific lobby signage for: the box office, digital screens, audience/social media engagement, education boards, production information boards and sponsorships.
  • Work with signage companies and Rep leadership in creating seasonal lobby signage.
  • Create institutional signage for box office, special events and sponsorships.
  • Assist with other projects as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS 

  • Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design.
  • 1-3 years professional design experience preferred.
  • Proficiency in MAC OS, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign & Microsoft Office.
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple projects.
  • Self-starter with ability to work independently and take ownership in an event-driven and deadline-oriented work environment.
  • Ability to absorb creative direction and feedback to improve deliverables.

TO APPLY

The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages inquiries about these opportunities from a broad spectrum of candidates reflecting the diversity of the community we serve.

 

Production Associate/Shopper Buyer

Job title: Production Associate/Shopper Buyer

Seasonal Position: July – March 20

Salary: $580/week with benefits

Reports to: Director of Production

 

The Repertory Theatre St. Louis (LORT B) is accepting applicants for the position of Production Associate/Shopper Buyer. The Production Associate assists production management staff with administrative tasks and secondly is the purchaser for all the production departments. In the production office, the associate will assist in purchasing and payroll data entry, scheduling, and other day-to-day tasks associated with running a production department. The associate will work with department heads to purchase materials and supplies. The associate will work closely with all members of the production department and will report directly to the Director of Production.

 

The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis is committed to creating a culturally diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

 

Responsibilities:
 

  • Production Management
    • Daily check-in with director of production to set schedules and goals.
    • Work with production management to generate and maintain paperwork; including but not limited to calendaring, contracting, scheduling, and other administrative PM office needs.
    • Assist in the review, processing, and reconciliation of weekly production payroll.
    • Assist in the coordination and maintenance of all contact information for visiting actors, directors, designers, and staff.
    • Help with supervision of tech rehearsals and previews.
  • Purchasing
    • Purchase materials and supplies for all production departments (scenic, costumes, lights, sound, and media).
    • Assist other departments with pick-ups and deliveries as time permits.
    • Accurately transmit purchase information to Director of Production, related department head, and/or finance department.
    • Function as the voice and face of RTSL with vendors by maintaining good relationships with regulars and seeking out seeking new ones.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:
 

  • Embraces RTSL’s commitment to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion by  acting as an internal advocate in growing the employee’s competencies in Equity, Diversity and Inclusion; modeling inclusive behavior; maintaining a safe working environment free from any aggressions; interrupting behaviors that hinder our diversity and inclusion efforts; and demonstrating a high degree of skill in Equity, Diversity and Inclusion that enhances relationships with all staff members; particularly those belonging to historically marginalized groups including but not limited to, race, ethnicity, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, religion, language, ability and socioeconomic status.
  • Ability to work with a variety of people with diverse and demanding artistic talents/personalities.
  • High school diploma or equivalent and one year of experience in a professional theatre environment.
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite—Excel, Outlook, and Word.
  • Valid driver’s license, clean record, and the ability to drive up to 26’ trucks in an urban environment.
    • Preferred to also have a Class C license.
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize on a wide range of projects.
  • Ability to accurately enter data
  • Clear communication skills
  • Comfort cold calling for materials quotes and ordering
  • Preferred to own a smartphone to communicate with pictures to department heads, shop online while being mobile, and GPS.
  • Great work ethic and personality.

Physical Demands
 

  • Ability to assist lift at least 50 pounds.
  • Ability to safely operate a motor vehicle, sometimes at length 2-4 hours at a time.
  • Ability to operate a computer.

To apply: Email [email protected].

Sound Engineer

Reports to: Sound Supervisor

Job Purpose: The Sound Engineer is responsible for operating audio console, mixing the show, and recording, if necessary, all mainstage shows at the Repertory Theatre. Engineer will prep, install, and dismantle all necessary audio equipment specified for each production.

Sound engineers are deft around sensitive audio equipment and experts in using them to produce quality sound. We expect you to be knowledgeable about different audio recording and editing techniques.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist Sound Supervisor in providing pre-production, production and post-production services. Also assist in the maintenance of the audio systems and equipment.
  • Possess a working knowledge of and be responsible for the proper operation, maintenance and installation including supervision of the following equipment categories:
    • Digital and Analog consoles
    • Wireless microphone systems
    • Closed Circuit video systems
    • Understanding and experience with In Ear personal monitor systems
    • Touring and portable sound reinforcement/monitor and other equipment that is rented for specific shows
  • Ability to mix concert (FOH and Monitor), speech, multi-media events, and Musical Theatre
  • Supervise and delegate work responsibilities to other production personnel working within the department and /or production, including Conservatory audio students
  • Work with Sound Supervisor and Production Manager to accomplish the following:
    • Analyze and implement improvements on department related systems for efficiency, operations effectiveness and safety.
    • Provide input pertaining to equipment purchases, rentals, repairs and upgrades
    • Assist with maintaining inventory of department related spare parts, tools and supplies.
  • Perform other related duties and responsibilities as required and/or assigned.

Qualification:

  • Training in technical theatre including but not limited to theatrical rigging, video/projections, and sound.
  • The ability to read and interpret sound plots and corresponding paperwork
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office, Qlab, Ableton, Digico and Dante is highly preferred
  • Time management skills, ability to work well under pressure, and meet deadlines
  • Team player with outstanding problem-solving abilities and creative solutions that can work independently
  • Ability to manage and oversee crews, as assigned, including but not limited to Conservatory students
  • Must be able to lift 60lbs, and able to climb and work from ladders.
  • Must have the vision, hearing and dexterity to safely operate in a construction environment, operate hand and power tools, stage rigging and fine detailing work if necessary.

Hours required for this position include (but not limited to) prep, load in/load out, tech and dress rehearsals, and all performances. 

Pay rate and benefits are governed by The Rep’s agreement with IATSE Local 6.

Women and People of Color are strongly encouraged to apply.

Application Process:

 

Electronic submissions will be accepted by email to: [email protected]

 

Applications accepted until the position is filled. Target start date is August 6, 2019.

Parking Ambassadors

The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis is looking to Parking Ambassadors to join our staff for the 2019/2020 Season.

Job Responsibilities Include:

- directing cars
- greeting patrons
- answering questions
- occasional handling of cash

*not a valet position

Job Requirements:

- ability to stand for hours at a time (shifts are 2 to 4 hours long) - friendly demeanor
- ability to work as a team
- stay calm in occasional high-pressure situations
- good communication skills via phone and email.
- ability/willingness to stand outside in various weather conditions

Shifts available:

Tuesday - Sunday. Early evening and weekend availability is a must. Shifts 2 to 4 hours long. The position starts Wednesday, October 16th and goes til Sunday, April 12th.

* This job is outside in all manner of weather. We provide umbrellas and ponchos during rain and snow, hand, feet, and body warmers during cold weather. We are looking for consistency and reliability!

Pay Rate: $ 10.00 - $12.00

To Apply:

Email: [email protected]

Graphic Design Intern (unpaid)

DESCRIPTION

The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis is looking for a Graphic Design Intern to assist with the creative needs of the administration office. Interns will collaborate with the Graphic Designer to complete a variety of print and digital projects including advertisements, show programs, brochures, posters, environmental graphics, invitations, postcards and other various collateral. This is a part-time, unpaid internship.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Brainstorming design concepts for new projects
  • Proofing materials and providing critique
  • Preparing files for pre-production
  • Designing print and digital materials within The Rep’s brand standards
  • Other tasks as necessary

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Undergraduate student majoring in Graphic Design
  • Basic understanding of branding, design and typography
  • Working knowledge of Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign and Acrobat
  • Willingness to learn and work within a team environment
  • Able to work independently and achieve goals without direct supervision
  • Highly motivated and well organized

 

BENEFITS

  • Practical experience with current graphic design and marketing
  • Shadowing, mentoring, and training opportunities with successful graphic design professional
  • Opportunity to participate in networking events and company meetings
  • Flexible schedule for students

This is an unpaid position that can be used for work study or college credit.

 

To apply, candidates must submit a résume, cover letter, and examples of their best design work to [email protected]. Please only submit PDFs or urls.

 

Audition Information

The Rep operates under a LORT (League of Resident Theatres) B/D contract with the Actors Equity Association and The Rep's Imaginary Theatre Company operates under a TYA (Theatre for Young Audiences) contract.

The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages inquiries about these opportunities from a broad spectrum of candidates reflecting the diversity of the community we serve.

St. Louis Auditions

The Rep hosts its annual St. Louis open auditions in the spring of each year. Our St. Louis auditions for the 2019-2020 season took place in April 2019. 

 

These auditions constitute the Repertory Theatre’s Equity Principal Auditions for its entire season. They also constitute the Equity Principal Auditions for the Imaginary Theatre Company. We will gladly see any non-AEA member who wishes to audition, time allowing. We will only see actors who are 18 years of age or older.

 

Auditions are by appointment only. For the audition, you will be given three minutes to do as you wish. Most people split the time between a contemporary and a classical monologue. You are also welcome to sing. 

 

Keep an eye on this page for information on The Rep's 2020-2021 St. Louis auditions, to be hosted in spring 2020.

New York Auditions

Our New York casting director is McCorkle Casting Ltd.

575 8th Ave., No. 1800
New York, NY 10018
(212) 244-3899

New York casting is handled through agent submissions and open casting calls in New York. These calls are posted as needed or as required by Actors' Equity Association.