DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION IS OCTOBER 18, 2013.
The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer
The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center seeks full-time Chef to prepare and serve healthful meals for students and staff in O'Neill cafeteria. Serving approximately 50 people, 3x/day during academic year; 100-200 people, 3x/day during summer season. One-person kitchen/dining room during academic year, seasonal staff added during summer. This means everything from planning, ordering, prep, cooking, serving, dishes, through to cleanup is done solo daily during the school year, and with undergraduate level assistants during the summer.
Full-time, one day off each week when in session, approximately 6 weeks paid leave annually while kitchen is not in service Position starts ASAP and no later than October 21, with training possible sooner.
Familiarity with healthful, varied foods including vegan/vegetarian/gluten-free offerings strongly preferred. Experience as a solo chef, and as a supervisor preferred.
Prior experience required. Chef must be confident working alone, able to carry up to 50 lbs and stand for extended periods of time. Ideal candidate is interested in long-term employment (previous chef spent 7 years in position).
To apply, send cover letter, resume and references, along with salary requirements to Jill A. Anderson, General Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications must be received by October 18.
The Tony Award Winning Eugene O'Neill Theater Center annually seeks a full complement of Summer
Interns, Junior Staff, and Staff to join in creating the next generation of American theater.
Staff and Interns work alongside industry professionals in the National Puppetry Conference, National Musical Theater Conference, National Playwrights Conference, and the Cabaret & Performance Conference.
Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume with contact information for at least two references to Jill A. Anderson, General Manager. Email submission preferred.
Summer Staff Positions & Internships
Applications for Summer 2014 will be accepted starting January 1, 2014. Internships and staff positions offered in 2013 are listed below as an example.
Van drivers will drive regular shuttles routes between the O’Neill Theater Center and the local universities where conference participants are housed. Shuttles run in the early morning, in the evening, and late at night. Drivers work frequent nights and weekends and may occasionally be required to drive shuttles for special events or to airports/train stations during the Summer Conference Season. Candidates must have a clean driving record and feel comfortable driving a van in Manhattan. Candidates must be 22 years of age or older and/or have a Commercial Driver’s License. The ideal candidate will be personable, responsible, and outgoing.
Facilities staff will work under the direction of the Facilities Manager to assist in the care of the grounds, buildings, and public facilities before performances. Staff will also be expected to work with the Company Management office to ensure housing needs are met. Applicants should be comfortable using power tools and mechanical equipment able to work on their feet for long periods of time, and capable of lifting 50lbs over their head. Staff are expected to work 5-6 days per week including weekends and second shift.
Housekeeping staff will work with both the Company Management Department and Faciliites Department to perform duities which include room changeovers, weekly linen service, and routine cleaning of housing and office facilities. Applicants must be able to stand for long periods of time and are expected to work 40 hours per week with a flexible schedule.
The Assistant Company Manager coordinates all travel communication with guests and reserves train/plane travel. Responsible for tracking travel expenses and submits mileage reimbursement requests to the business office. ACM will also manage daily van dispatch schedules including train/plane pick-ups, supply runs, and regular van routes to off campus housing, and manage the Company Management office in Company Manager's absence as well as other duties as assigned.
The Assistant Company Manager must have excellent communication skills, strict attention to detail, ability to multi-task, and leadership skills in a team environment. Company Management staff generally work 10-12 hours, six days per week and share on-call duties for after-hours arrivals/emergencies.
Dates: Late May – Mid August
The Box Office/House Manager will supervise a team of interns to staff the Box Office, using Patron Manager software to track ticket sales. The manager will also be responsible for scheduling interns and volunteers to serve as house managers, merchandise sales people, and ushers. Candidates must be proficient with Microsoft Excel and have excellent attention to detail. Candidates must also have experience working in a Box Office environment, as an House Manager, and in a supervisory capacity over peers. Experience with Patron Manager is a plus. The Box Office/House Manager will work 8-16 hours, six days a week. The BO/HM will be the face of the O’Neill to many patrons, so a friendly and positive attitude and the ability to perform and adapt under pressure are vital.
Dates: Late May - Mid August
Company Management Associate will be in charge of in-town transport, hospitality, and special events. They will work with the Assistant Company Manager in charge of travel on daily dispatch of shuttles, arrange Van schedules, routes, and driver schedules with Copmany Manager, and manage logistics for Sail Fest and Bike race weekends. CoMa Associate will be responsible for airport & train pick ups and welcomenguests as they arrive - assisting with check in paperwork (Tax forms, I9's, Contracts, TCB, Emergency Contact Sheet). Associate will plan and execute special events throughout the summer.
The Company Management Associate must be over 21, have a valid driver's license, keen attention to detail, proficiency with Microsoft Excel, strong communication skills, and a positive customer service attitude. Company Management staff generally work 10-12 hours, six days per week and share on-call duties for after-hours arrivals/emergencies.
Dates: Memorial day – August 16
The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center seeks a FOH Engineer/Sound Department Head for its 2013 Cabaret & Performance Conference. Responsible for miking and mixing ten different shows, a new show each night, for the duration of the Conference. Shows vary from traditional cabaret (1 singer, + pianist who may sing) to full band with multiple singers, to “Glee” style headset mics on dancers. The ideal candidate will have club/cabaret experience and theatrical experience with star-level performers. There will be a season-long engineer and two interns to support the position.
July 28-August 11
Assistant will manage the day-to-day schedule, correspondence and needs of the General Manager and will be involved in summer staffing, union contract administration, preparing payroll, casting and contracting. The General Management office is the liaison between all departments, thus the Assistant will have direct contact with every department, from Artistic and Company Management to Facilities and Operations.
Assistant will work six days per week. Additionally, all candidates must have a valid driver's license and will be asked to drive company vans and cars locally and regionally.
Qualifications - The ideal candidate is interested in a career in theater administration. This position requires excellent communication skills, the ability to skillfully handle sensitive material, and proficiency with Microsoft Office (MS Excel, Word, etc.). Candidates must be able to work independently and handle numerous projects simultaneously, dealing positively and tactfully with a variety of assignments and personalities. Must have valid driver's license with clean record, congenial personality, excellent phone manner, and sense of humor.
Benefits - Assistant will receive room and board, in addition to a $150 weekly stipend. Ample opportunities are available to attend performances, production meetings, watch rehearsals, and attend production related activities.
Kitchen assistants will be responsible for prep work associated with three meals each day in the O’Neill’s cafeteria, as well as for some special events throughout the summer. Assistants will also be responsible for stocking and preparation of salad bar and desserts, cleaning and maintaining kitchen areas, and cleaning dining areas for meals. Kitchen assistants will work varying shifts five to six days each week for the summer conference season.
Master Electrician will supervise crew of 7-9 interns in the hang/focus/maintenance/operation of four intimate spaces, including two outdoor spaces. ME will assign and mentor interns programmers, assistant designers, and board ops up to 6 days/week. Stipend, housing and meals provided.
May 27 - August 16
Sound Engineer will supervise a crew of 2-3 interns in the system setup/maintenance/operation for four intimate spaces, including two outdoor spaces. SE will assign and mentor interns as programmers, assistant designers, and board ops up to 6 days/week. Stipend, housing and meals provided.
May 24 - August 16
• Dates vary June - August
• Fully integrated as part of the staff/crew in each department
• Opportunities to assist in other departments as schedule allows
• Most will work 10-16 hour days, six days per week.
• Q&A sessions with conference artists and guest speakers.
• Occasional performance and design opportunities possible
• Vehicles are recommended, but not required
• If your school offers credit for independent study or financial aid for internships, O’Neill staff will complete the school’s required paperwork for such credit or assistance.
• A fee of $2,800 is charged for housing/meal costs
Each Sound Intern will have the opportunity to work with the engineer in constructing, focusing, and maintaining the equipment package as well as serving as an assistant to all designers throughout the course of the summer. Each Intern will also get to participate in production meetings, rehearsals, and performances (both playback and live mixing) for the National Playwrights Conference, The National Musical Theatre Conference, the Summer Gala, and the Cabaret and Performance Conference. Applicants are expected to have a basic knowledge of sound systems (digital and analogue), equipment maintenance, sound manipulation software, and backstage etiquette. Musical knowledge and design experience are very helpful as well. Interns are also expected to bring a laptop computer with basic editing software to assist the designers when needed. Intern must be able to lift 50lbs over their head.
This position offers the opportunity to participate in and observe first-hand the overall activities of the National Music Theater Conference. The Intern will attend rehearsals, discussions with the creative artists and public readings of the works in progress over a four- week period.
The Internship requires computer skills in Word, ability to read music, organizational skills, and an eagerness to learn more about the development of new music theater works.
Dates: Mid June-Late July
Interns will assist in staffing the Box Office, processing ticket and merchandise orders in person and over the phone, and will staff shows as House Manager, Assistant House Manager, or selling merchandise. Candidates must be proficient with Microsoft Excel and have excellent customer service skills and attention to detail. Experience with Patron Manager software is a plus. Interns work 8-14 hours, six days per week, so an eager and positive attitude and the ability to perform under pressure are vital.
Dates: Early June - Mid August
The Business Office Intern will serve a vital role in the daily operations of the Center's business office. He/she will serve as an interface between the Business Office, General Management, Company Management, and the Box Office. Business Office Intern duties include, but aren't limited to, reconciling daily deposits, preparing and analyzing financial performance reports, and communicating information amongst the summer conference personnel. The ideal candidate will have a basic knowledge of accounting, as well as strong data entry, communication, and problem-solving skills. In addition to work in the Business Office during normal business hours, Intern will have assigned duties during evening and weekend hours. Intern will work six days each week, with one day off.
Intern will assist in staffing Company Management front desk, answering phones, assisting with room changeovers, distributing badges and welcome information to guests, completing supply runs, checking in guests, and data entry. Candidates must be proficient with Microsoft Excel, have the flexibility to tackle challenges as they arise, and attention to detail. Experience in an office environment and/or customer service experience is a plus. Every member of the Company Management team is vital to keep the office running, so an eager and positive attitude is a must. Company Management Interns work 8-10 hours, six days per week.
Intern will assist Executive Assistant in archival projects relating to the O’Neill’s long history in American theater. Intern will also give tours of the Monte Cristo Cottage, Eugene O’Neill’s former homestead and the setting for his play Long Day’s Journey Into Night. The Library/Archives Intern will also take shifts at the O’Neill Front Desk, answering the main phone line and directing calls. Applicants should have excellent written and interpersonal skills, and a passion for theater. Familiarity with Eugene O’Neill’s works are a plus.
Date: Early June-Mid August
Interns will work as electricians for each Conference and will have the opportunity to assist designers and program lighting consoles for the National Playwrights Conference and Cabaret & Performance Conference.
Interns will have abundant opportunity to learn from designers, lighting staff, and conference staff regarding design process, industry standards, career options, and new work development. The ideal applicant will have an interest in lighting for the theater and new work development. Basic technical theater skills are preferred, but design experience is not mandatory. A planned career in lighting is not required.
Dates: Mid June-Mid August
A vital member of the Literary Office, the Literary Intern will assist in reproducing and tracking the scripts and revisions that occur during the National Playwrights Conference and the National Music Theater Conference, as well as offering literary support to the other Conferences on the grounds. In addition to working as a team member in the Literary Office, Interns will also have the opportunity to observe rehearsals and readings of the scripts. The Literary Interns will serve as a Literary Representative on at least two weeks of rehearsal. The ideal candidate is interested in dramaturgy, playwriting, or directing. The position requires excellent communication skills and attention to detail.
Intern will work with National Playwrights Conference Prop Co-ordinator in both organizational and practical aspects of a properties department. Responsibilities will include assisting in creating props lists and attending design meetings and technical rehearsals for all Conference plays. Daily responsibilities will include working with Stage Management to provide rehearsal props, and with Scenic Designers to research and provide appropriate props for all workshop performances. Intern will have the opportunity to work with theatre professionals in all departments, learning about the design process, industry standards, career options, and new work development. Interns should be willing to work long hours, have the ability to organize multiple shows at once, and have an interest in props craft and construction. Experience and interest in stage management and technical theatre is preferred, but not required.
Intern will work with National Playwrights Conference Set Designer to help facilitate the staged readings as well as find image research for the plays that are developed at the conference. Intern must have a passion for design and be willing to work long hours, both in rehearsal as well as in the studio helping to prepare design presentations for multiple shows each week. Interns will have opportunity to learn from designers and conference staff regarding design process, industry standards, career options, and new work development. The ideal applicant will have an interest in set design for the theater and new work development. Basic technical theater and set design skills are preferred, but design experience is not mandatory.
Interns will assist the Production Stage Managers and Assistant Stage Managers on all aspects of the presentation of the National Playwrights Conference, National Music Theater Conference and Cabaret & Performance Conference. This Internship offers the opportunity to learn alongside industry professionals and gain a better understanding of Actors Equity Association (LORT contract); tracking blocking; text changes; scene breakdowns; prop tracking; and other overall duties of the Conferences.
Dates: Mid June - Mid August
Summer Junior Staff
The AME will work on the National Puppetry Conference, National Musical Theater Conference, the National Playwrights Conference, the summer Theatermakers program with the National Theater Institute, and the Cabaret and Performance Conference. The AME will assist with paperwork, scheduling, and ensuring the safety and functionality of lighting rigs for four spaces and the annual summer gala. Additionally, the AME will help to oversee a crew of 5-7 lighting interns. Applicants should be proficient in LightWright 5, drafting and reading light plots, and using drawings to create a working system. Must be friendly, able to troubleshoot, work with ETC consoles, have strong leadership skills, and work well in a fast-paced environment. An interest in new work development is a plus.
Applicants should submit a letter and resume with three references.
The Assistant Production Manager will serve a vital role in the daily operations of the O’Neill Theater Center. Duties will include assisting on the upkeep of internal calendars for the Summer Conferences, National Theater Institute, and special events; helping to coordinate the flow of information within the Production Department; expediting support requests from production departments and artistic staff; liaising for the Production Department with all other departments; and providing support in the planning, coordination, and set-up of all rehearsal rooms, stages, offices, and meeting rooms. Assistant Production Manager will also work closely with House Management staff to provide support in preparing spaces for performances. Candidates must be proficient with Microsoft Excel and work well both in a team environment and independently. The ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills, a high attention to detail, strong ability to multi-task, and a positive attitude.
Duties of this position entail set-up and up-keep of multiple theater spaces, events coordination, and special projects. ATD will not be building scenery in a rep environment, but will be working with designers and others in the production of staged readings of new work with small budgets and less than a week of rehearsal. Candidates should be interested in the technical side of theater (carpentry, run crew, etc.) and able to lift 75 lbs. The ideal candidate works well in a team environment, but also on their own - motivated, bright, able to perform under pressure and come up with non-standard solutions to just about any kind of problem.
Dates: Early June-Mid August
Bartenders will work in a fast paced and high volume bar experience, serving drinks and cocktails to patrons, performers, and staff at Blue Gene's Pub on the O'Neill campus. Responsibilities include receiving and stocking beer and liquor shipments, tending bar during regular pub hours, staffing special events througout the summer, and upkeeping general pub maintenance and cleanliness. Candidates must be clean, friendly, high energy, and outgoing. This is an unpaid position, but bartenders are welcome to keep tips.
Bartenders work six days a week, 5pm - 2am.
The Information Technologies Associate will serve Helpdesk functions for our vibrant campus community of artists, staff, interns, and guests. Duties will include managing user accounts for a continuously changing company of guest artists and staff and troubleshooting hardware, software, and networking problems. The ideal candidate will be proficient in working with both Macs and PC's, and have excellent interpersonal skills.
Dates:Early June - Mid August
Music Assistant positions offer intensive time in a developmental rehearsal process, and close collaboration with top-tier composers and music directors. The Music Assistant is responsible for tracking and distribution of changes in the score, working closely with the composer and music director.
Candidate must be proficient in Finale/Sibelius and have compositional piano skills. A proper candidate is likely a student or early-career music theater composer or music director.
Dates: Mid June - Mid July