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    JOB POSTINGS:

  • TIMBER LAKE PLAYHOUSE, a professional Equity theater, is seeking an experienced Technical Director for its 2019 season. This position lives on campus from early May through September 24th, but would need to be available for video meetings and conferences before May. TLP is located in Mt. Carroll, IL. (2.5 hrs from Chicago)
    Job Description:
    -Execute and oversee the timely production, load in, function and strike of all scenic elements required for the mainstage season.
    -Collaborate with Scenic Designer, Artistic Director and Production Stage Manager to ensure best practices in execution of scenic elements to the standards of the company.
    -Oversee scenic staff and shop in all daily operations.
    -Maintain company equipment and workspaces and report status issues to company leadership.
    -Maintain budgets and operations as directed by Artistic Director.
    -Attend staff and production meetings as scheduled. (3/11/19)

  • Illinois Valley Community College is seeking a temporary Theatre Manager (Full-Time, 6 Month, Level 9, Exempt): Provide managerial support for the College’s 600 seat cultural center by coordinating the scheduling of events as well as high order skill in running digital sound equipment for theatre, performance, and presentations. Perform or supervise lighting design, sound coordination, and theatre technical support for events scheduled in the cultural center, as well as sound support for events in the gymnasium, campus meeting rooms, and outdoors. Desire to work with faculty and staff as part of a collaborative, artistic team. Requirements include a Bachelor’s Degree in fine arts, theatre, audio or electrical engineering, or related field or an Associate’s Degree and 2 years’ experience in sound systems, plus auditorium management or theatre technical management.  Application time extended to March 17th. Contact Illinois Valley Community College Human Resources at 815-224-0426. (3/5/19)

  • Paramount School of the Arts will be home to over 40 summer camps teaching all aspects of the performing arts including acting, music and dance. We are seeking to employ teaching artists in all areas of the arts. A teaching certification is not required, though teaching experience is preferred. Teaching Artists interested in teaching one or more week-long summer camps should be available for entire weeks at a time. Camps typically run from 9am-1pm, 1pm-5pm or 10am-3pm. Camps begin June 3 and are one week long, Monday through Friday. (Specific availability requirements vary depending on the camp.) Interested applicants may apply online at: https://paramountaurora.com/school/employment/#teaching-artists. (2/18/19)

  • Dunes Summer Theatre is hiring a Stage Manager for its summer season. This is an ideal position for a junior or senior in college. To review performances scheduled for the 2019 summer season, visit dunesartsfoundation.org and click on Summer Season 2019. Living in the area is a plus, but not required as there are small cabins available. (2/11/19)
  • Parkland College, in Champaign, Illinois, is now hiring a full-time tenure track theater director position for the Fall of 2019.
    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS include:
    Master's degree in Technical Theatre or Theatre Design. Degree must be conferred by May 31, 2019.
    Two (2) years experience teaching Theatre courses at the college level.
    Two (2) years theatre management experience.
    Two (2) years supervisory experience.
    Plus more ...for additional information and to apply, please go to parkland.edu/careers. (12/13/18)

  • USITT Midwest Section announces tech workshops for the fall: performances and technical tours, portfolio review sessions, and lighting console sessions. For a description of all programs, visit http://midwest.usitt.org/  or Facebook @midwest.usitt.org. (9/6/18)

  • Eastern Illinois University Department of Theatre Arts seeks qualified applicants for an Instructor of Musical Theatre Performance to teach undergraduate courses in acting for the musical stage, musical theatre dance, and singing for the musical stage. Ability to teach a course in musical theatre history is preferred. Availability to perform in and/or direct main stage productions is an expectation. Applicants must have an MFA in Musical Theatre or BFA in Musical Theatre with significant professional credits. Experience with professional theatre preferred. Demonstrated commitment to diversity and experience with promoting inclusive excellence is required.
    Applicants must submit a letter of application, statement of actor training philosophy for the musical theatre performer, vitae/resume, undergraduate and graduate transcripts and 3 letters of recommendation to http://apply.interfolio.com/56431. Review of applications will begin December 1, 2018. For questions regarding this search, please contact Nick Shaw, Screening Committee Chair, at neshaw@eiu.edu. (10/12/18)



    AUDITION ANNOUNCEMENTS:

  • Theatre-on-the-Hill announces open auditions for Legally Blonde, the musical. Register here: http://www.theatreonthehill.org/auditions. Auditions will be held at the Bolingbrook Performing Arts Center, 375 W. Briarcliff, Bolingbrook, IL (behind Village Center) on May 2, 7-10 pm, and on May 4, 11-2 pm. Be prepared to cold read from script and prepare 16 bars from a song that demonstrates your talent and range. There will be a short dance audition. (3/25/19)

  • Dunes Arts Foundation (DAF) and Dunes Summer Theatre hosts general non-equity auditions for its 2019 Summer Season. Seeking actors and singers of all types, ethnicities, ages, and genders for a seven-show season between April and September - or on a per production basis. For Resident Summer Company, eight one-room "sleeping cabins" are provided; all positions are paid a stipend. Reliable vehicle encouraged. Callbacks held in February and March. For audition consideration, please submit h/r to: Subject Line: "Audition Request 2019 (ACTOR'S Name)" to DunesTheatre@gmail.com.  (1/21/19)

  • Aurora University offers generous theatre scholarships to incoming students. Each scholarship is renewable at the end of the academic year for up to four years. Awards range from $500-$3,000. More information is available in the AU theatre audition packet. For more information, please contact Stacy Joyce, Associate Professor of Theatre, at sjoyce@aurora.edu or 630-844-7594. (9/26/18)
    Auditions can be scheduled online for the following days:
    Saturday, April 13, 2019




    RESOURCE GUIDE:

  • Under, Not Under, and Around Music Rights in Community Theatre - A Community Theatre Resource Guide by ITA member Lucinda Lawrence.

    YOU can understand the tangled 'bundle of rights' and use your understanding effectively with this guide to copyright, moral rights, public domain, which permissions and licenses apply, and where to find and acquire them. https://1787themusical.com/portal-to-other-music-and-interests-of-lucinda-lawren-ce/ in both slides format (perhaps easier to navigate and easier to digest in smaller bits) and printer-friendly PDF. (Refresh if link broken, red font.)
    Since there are many variables for our uses of music and since this covers areas of law, this is thorough and, therefore, not brief.



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