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

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.”

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.

Special Events Manager

Position Description:

The Special Events Manager is responsible for the planning and coordination of all events managed by the Development department, including patron and donor events to create, sustain and grow patron relations and engagement.  This high profile, patron-centric position works very closely with volunteers and staff and serves as the overall point person for all events that take place within the organization.  This is a full-time exempt position with benefits.  Evenings and weekend hours are frequently required.

 

Reports to: Director of Development

 

Position Responsibilities:

  • Develop, plan, and execute all internal and external events, including: Opening Night parties, private dinners and pre-show cocktail parties, off-site donor cultivation events, Board of Directors events and other community events in conjunction with other departments
  • Work with the Director of Development to create an organization-wide event strategy
  • Work with the Director of Development and Individual Gifts Manager to identify high net-worth donors and prospects and create targeted strategies and events to cultivate these potential donors
  • Work with Director of Development to secure event sponsorship and in-kind donations
  • Serve as liaison to the Volunteer Board for all events and functions they sponsor as well as coordinate with them to meet volunteer needs at events
  • Organize the theatre’s special event calendar by coordinating dates and creative team availability with other departments and with the season Production calendar
  • Work as part of organization’s team to plan and coordinate community outreach events surrounding productions
  • Manage and maintain budgets for each event
  • Coordinate all invitation copy, design and publication with graphics department
  • Coordinate and negotiate all vendor contracts, catering, rentals and event talent/entertainment
  • Oversee RSVP’s and payment processing with Development Assistant, and special events donor acknowledgements
  • Prepare detailed event timelines, meeting agendas, talking points and speeches as needed
  • Oversee staffing, set-up and breakdown for all events
  • Prepare event reports and summaries for senior management
  • Execute appropriate event follow-up procedures
  • Work with the marketing and public relations department to design and publish all event promotion including webpages, social media, etc. and other media outlets 
  • Closely interact with board members, committee chairs and event sponsors

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 5 years of event planning experience, with an understanding of how to work within a budget and reach goals
  • Ability to multi task, problem solve, and be self-disciplined
  • Excellent organizational skills and detail-oriented in order to keep multiple projects organized consecutively
  • Team player with an intense work ethic
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Extremely polished and professional demeanor
  • Possesses a positive attitude with the ability to remain calm under pressure
  • Experience working closely with board members and volunteers, donors and key members of the organization
  • Must have computer knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint; Experience with CRM software a plus
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field a plus
  • Must be flexible in working long hours, nights and weekends
  • Must be able to lift 25 lbs.

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.  For more information on our upcoming season and other programs, please visit www.repstl.org.

 

Application Process:

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

No phone calls please.

 

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.

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]

Marketing Intern (unpaid)

DESCRIPTION
The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis seeks a marketing student for an internship. The Marketing Intern works in a dynamic and collaborative environment within the Marketing department, reporting to the Marketing Director. This intern will finish the internship having gained broad experience in various aspects of marketing. This is a part-time, unpaid internship.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Update the marketing campaign for The Rep’s $10 Student Rush tickets on high school and college campuses in the St. Louis area. The project will include working with the Marketing Director and Graphic Designer to create marketing materials to support the $10 Student Rush campaign.
  • Support niche marketing to affinity groups and group sales by researching targeted demographics and audience interests.
  • Support other marketing campaigns as needed.
  • Support marketing events and help with booths at area fairs and festivals.
  • Support Public Relations Manager in creating content for social media campaigns.     
  • Other duties as assigned.

ESSENTIAL SKILLS

  • Excellent writing and proofreading skills
  • Strong oral communication skills.
  • Ability to represent organization with discretion, confidentiality and a professional attitude.
  • Creative and ready to contribute.
  • Strong project management skills: detail and deadline oriented, well-organized, able to handle multiple projects  
  • Collaborative approach to work and thrives in team-oriented environment.
  • Self-starter and can work independently on marketing projects.

REQUIREMENTS                                

  • Undergraduate student majoring in Marketing, Advertising, Public Relations, Communications or Journalism
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and related software.
  • Availability to work some evening and weekends.


BENEFITS

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

click here to send cover letter and resume.

 

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.