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The O’Neill is committed to diversifying the future of the American theater through the stories we tell and the people we hire. We invite and encourage applications from talented artists, technicians, and administrators from all underrepresented groups.

equity, diversity, & inclusion

The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center is committed to diversifying the future of the American theater through the stories we tell, the artists telling those stories, the staff supporting our work, and the audiences in our theaters. The O’Neill strives to cultivate a healthy and diverse community that recognizes the value of each individual and helps foster safety, civility, and respect for all people. All participants and employees in any O’Neill program, including students, staff, faculty, guests, and visitors, have the right to be free from sexual, racial, and gender-based discrimination, harassment, and violence and all other forms of prohibited conduct.

 

year-round employment

Full-time and part-time positions on our year-round staff.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, a theater resume, and a general work resume with contact information for at least two references to jobs@theoneill.org. Email submission preferred, please include your name and the position title in the subject line. Applicants should name all attached files with this format: "Last Name, First Name - Document." For example: "Wilson, August - theatrical resume".

facilities assistant • now hiring!


Reports to Facilities Supervisor
$12/hr, full time
The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center seeks a Facilities Assistant to join it’s Operations Department. The purpose of this position is to assist in the maintenance and operations of the O’Neill Theater Center’s grounds, housing, office, performance and rehearsal facilities under the supervision of the Facilities Supervisor. The position requires performing work involving maintenance to keep machines, mechanical equipment, grounds, and the structure of the facilities in good repair.
Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Landscape and maintain grounds of property using hand/power tools.
  • Perform building maintenance activities in conjunction with O’Neill facilities department.
  • Troubleshoot equipment or systems operation problems.
  • Price out materials requirements for projects.
  • Serve as a liaise between departments or other groups to improve function and maintain campus spaces.
  • Maintain inventory materials of equipment.
  • Perform general physical activities; clean work areas and equipment, remove snow, dispose of trash and waste, move furniture and equipment.
  • Ability to perform basic carpentry and electrical tasks.
Required Qualifications:
  • Ability to communicate effectively and work well with othersÎ..
  • Act as a problem solver, and use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds.
  • Valid Driver’s license.
  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
This is a full time hourly position (minimum wage) and is contracted through December 19th. To apply, please submit a resume with 3 references to jobs@theoneill.org.





apprenticeships

Year-long administrative apprenticeships ideal for young/aspiring arts administrators and recent college graduates.

 

about the apprentice program


  • Comprehensive on-the-job training
  • Opportunity to work, learn and assist across departments at the O’Neill and work with artists from around the world.
  • Most will work 8-12 hour days, 5-6 days per week
  • Must have a valid driver's license with a clean record and be comfortable driving passenger vans
  • Personal vehicle recommended, not required
  • Room and board provided
  • $150 weekly stipend
  • Opportunities to attend performances and watch rehearsals
  • Invited to audit one National Theater Institute class
  • Attend all theater performances with the National Theater Institute including trips to New York and regional theater
  • All apprentices will serve as a member of the On-Call team for students, faculty, and campus guests
On-Call Responsibilities All O'Neill apprentices will work 5-6 days per week and will share On-Call duties 2-3 times a week for the National Theater Institute and other O’Neill activities. Responsibilities include:
  • Assisting NTI Apprentices
  • Transporting guest artists during on-call hours
  • Responding to any emergencies that arise
Additionally, all O'Neill apprentices will be asked to drive company vans and cars locally and regionally.




business management apprenticeship • position filled for 2020


Responsibilities
The Business Management Apprentice will serve a vital role in the daily operations of the Center’s Business Administrative Offices. This position’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to; assisting with the processing of compensation, receiving and reconciling accounts payable, monthly reconciliation of bank and investment accounts, inventory and sales of our on-campus merchandise store, and office supply ordering/distribution.
Apprentices work up to six days/week and share "on-call" duties for the National Theater Institute. These include, but are not limited to: driving responsibilities, attendance at special events, and being on call response in case of emergencies. On-call shifts will include evenings and weekends on a rotating basis. The ideal candidate will have a basic knowledge of accounting and finance, with strong analytical, communication and problem-solving skills and understands the value of being a team player. This is an ideal opportunity for Arts Management/Finance degree holders. Duties vary throughout the year to include tasks such as on-boarding for summer staff, budget reporting, assisting with budget prep and the annual audit, assisting with cash operations such as Pub, Box Office, and merchandise, and other duties as assigned.
This position begins in January 2019 and ends August 2019.

We offer our Apprentices
Housing, meals, $150/week stipend, the opportunity to attend select classes of the O’Neill’s National Theater Institute, and an invaluable opportunity to work with professional theater artists from around the globe.

Requirements
Requires good communication skills, the ability to skillfully handle sensitive material, ability to multi-task, and proficiency with Microsoft Excel and Word. Experience with Quickbooks is a plus. Applicants must have a valid driver’s license, comfort with driving vans, and a clean driving record.
To apply
Send resume, cover letter, and contact info for at least three references to Clara Blickenstaff, Business Manager, at jobs@theoneill.org.




producing apprenticeship • position filled for 2020


The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center’s Producing Apprentice, reports to the Associate Producer. The Producing office is the liaison between the institution and the artists, thus the apprentice will have direct contact with both artists and the administrative offices at the O’Neill. This position will be one of the first points of contact for hundreds of professional artists. The apprentice is responsible for day-to-day operational support in the Producing and Business offices, assists with the planning and execution of professional residencies, maintains records of conference works, facilitates hiring of 40 plus summer staff, creates union contracts and letters of agreement, provides logistical support for the National Directors Fellowship, and during the summer season serves as Intern Coordinator. This position also supports the National Theater Institute, with apprentice duties that include student on-call responsibilities, transportation support, and other duties as assigned. Working hand in hand with the Associate Producer, this apprentice will be highly involved in the following areas of the O’Neill:

  • Logistics of all O’Neill programs, including contracting, tracking paperwork, and assisting with casting for summer season.
  • Communicate with theaters producing conference work to maintain archives production history, gather posters from productions, and ensure crediting.
  • Provide hospitality support for professional artists as well organizing travel for various other O’Neill related trips.
  • Facilitate summer hiring processes which includes, scheduling and conducting interviews, distributing hiring information to universities/other organizations, and attending external conferences for recruitment efforts.
  • Planning career development workshops, outings, and master classes for summer interns.
  • Assist with the preparation of union documents, payroll, and business management tasks as necessary.
  • Handles artist and faculty pick ups from local train stations and airports as a part of On Call duties. (Must have valid driver’s license with a clean record.)
Qualifications This position requires excellent communication skills, the ability to skillfully handle sensitive material, and proficiency with Google Suite (Gmail, Docs, Sheets, etc). Candidates must be able to work independently while also being apart of a team; should be able to handle numerous projects simultaneously, deal positively and tactfully with a variety of assignments and personalities. The ideal candidate is a motivated self-starter who is comfortable working long hours, has excellent phone manner, is detail orientation, and has a sense of humor! Start Date: September 3, 2019 End Date: August 21, 2020 To Apply Send resume, cover letter, and contact info for at least three references to Chandler Smith, Associate Producer, at jobs@theoneill.org.




development apprenticeship • position filled for 2020


The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center’s Development Apprentice, reporting to the Director of Development, is responsible for day-to-day operational support, ensuring seamless operation of activities, mailings, communications, and business functions within the department. In addition, they will be responsible for oversight of a broad series of cultivation, solicitation and stewardship programs, particularly Annual Fund and Membership, to inform and engage existing donors and prospects, encourage sustained and increased giving, and broaden the organization’s circle of supporters. This position also supports the National Theater Institute, with apprentice duties that include student on-call responsibilities, transportation support, and other duties as assigned. Donor and Patron Management

  • Assist with donor mailings, appeals and event invitation mailings, including printing and collating of appropriate materials.
  • Acknowledgement of all contributions to the O’Neill, including through the Annual Fund, Membership, and Foundation donors.
  • Assist with providing donor research.
  • Experience with Patron Manager is a plus.
Special Events
  • On-site support (registration, auctions, etc.) for all development related events, including donor cultivation receptions, fundraising galas, alumni receptions, etc. as assigned by the Special Events Manager.
  • Participation in event related planning and implementation.
  • Maintain all save the date and invitation lists for development-related special events, particularly for campus events and receptions, under the supervision of the department Associates.
Other
  • Importing and exporting of relevant reports and lists of constituents as assigned.
  • Other duties as assigned by senior-level staff.
  • Secondary On Call shifts 2-3 times each week.
  • Any drives off campus during on call shifts.
  • Being present on campus during on call shifts.
  • Aiding in checking in evening classes during on call shifts.
Skills
  • Organizational skills - Strong capacity for organization, keeping sensitive donor information secure and filed appropriately.
  • Prioritization - Should be able to balance multiple projects simultaneously, using judgment to determine priorities.
  • Customer Service - Interfacing with O’Neill constituents with a focus on excellent customer service and stewardship.
Attributes
  • Independent worker.
  • Discretion - The O’Neill has many successful and notable alumni and donors. The Development Apprentice is expected to be respectful and represent the O’Neill in such interactions.
  • Results-oriented - Must be comfortable in a fast-paced, results-oriented environment.
Start Date: September 3, 2019 End Date: August 21, 2020 To apply: Send resume, cover letter, and contact information for three references to Rob Mooney, Director of Development at jobs@theoneill.org.




nti apprenticeship • position filled for 2021


Responsibilities: NTI Apprentices support the daily operations of the National Theater Institute. The position responsibilities include coordinating hospitality and class materials for faculty and staff, assisting with casting, scene assignments, and all coordination for weekly Theater Labs, overseeing student needs, and assisting with implementing weekly class schedules. Apprentices work six days/week (1.5 days off a week when students are on campus) and share "on-call" duties for the O’Neill campus and specifically for the needs of the National Theater Institute. These include driving responsibilities, attendance at special events, and being on call response in case of emergencies. On-call shifts will include evenings and weekends on a rotating basis. As of Spring 2020, the O'Neill has hired a overnight security team that takes over on-call duties from NTI Apprentices each evening. This means that Apprentices will rarely have to answer a call overnight. NTI Apprentices work to support the needs of students and faculty while working with the NTI’s Artistic Director, Associate Director, Program Coordinator, and NMTI Artistic Associate. Ideal candidates will have a passion for arts education and arts management, and will be organized, creative, efficient team players. Applicants must be proficient in Microsoft Suite, Google Suite, and feel confident in their ability to make decisions and work in a fast paced environment. Duties vary throughout the semester and year based on class size and programs running. The apprenticeship program runs August 24-May 12th. We offer our Apprentices: Housing, meals when the cafeteria is open, $150/week stipend, the opportunity to audit one NTI class per semester, and an invaluable opportunity to work with professional theater artists from around the globe. As of Spring 2020, we have also begun to offer monthly professional development opportunities for Apprentices. We have also expanded mental health resources available to apprentices and will continue to do so this academic year. While we are not traveling internationally this fall, we hope to do so in the spring. The opportunity to chaperone our London trip would then be available to two of our apprentices. Requirements: Requires good communication skills, the ability to skillfully handle sensitive material, ability to multitask, and proficiency with Google Suite, Microsoft Excel, and Word. A valid driver’s license and a clean driving record is a plus, and large portion of the position when relevant. NTI alumni who have completed the program within the past four years are strongly encouraged to apply. To apply: Please complete this application https://forms.gle/VQbkAVTxK1S6hcGe8. Please include your NTI program, semester, & year in your cover letter.





 

summer

Free housing and meals provided for all summer hires.

Spend a summer on the Connecticut shoreline at the O'Neill with hundreds of industry professionals! Summer interns and staff make a season of developing new plays, musicals, cabaret acts, and puppet theater possible. Get intensive experience (10-16 hours a day, 6 days a week), full integration with O'Neill professional staff, and participate in all the activity of an #ONeillSummer. 

Summer at the O'Neill 

  • Housing for the duration of the summer

  • Three meals a day in our full-service cafeteria (attentive to dietary restrictions) 

  • Daily transportation between housing and work sites, as well as regular supply runs

  • Free admission to all 20+ shows

  • Interns receive exclusive workshops and learning experiences with top industry professionals

  • Centrally located on the CT shoreline, 2 hours from NYC or Boston

  • All staff and junior staff positions receive work and travel stipends

 

 

Participants are selected through a highly competitive application process and are encouraged to apply early. Early applicants are more likely to receive scholarship awards and acceptance. 

about the apprentice program


  • Comprehensive on-the-job training
  • Opportunity to work, learn and assist across departments at the O’Neill and work with artists from around the world.
  • Most will work 8-12 hour days, 5-6 days per week
  • Must have a valid driver's license with a clean record and be comfortable driving passenger vans
  • Personal vehicle recommended, not required
  • Room and board provided
  • $150 weekly stipend
  • Opportunities to attend performances and watch rehearsals
  • Invited to audit one National Theater Institute class
  • Attend all theater performances with the National Theater Institute including trips to New York and regional theater
  • All apprentices will serve as a member of the On-Call team for students, faculty, and campus guests
On-Call Responsibilities All O'Neill apprentices will work 5-6 days per week and will share On-Call duties 2-3 times a week for the National Theater Institute and other O’Neill activities. Responsibilities include:
  • Assisting NTI Apprentices
  • Transporting guest artists during on-call hours
  • Responding to any emergencies that arise
Additionally, all O'Neill apprentices will be asked to drive company vans and cars locally and regionally.




business management apprenticeship • position filled for 2020


Responsibilities
The Business Management Apprentice will serve a vital role in the daily operations of the Center’s Business Administrative Offices. This position’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to; assisting with the processing of compensation, receiving and reconciling accounts payable, monthly reconciliation of bank and investment accounts, inventory and sales of our on-campus merchandise store, and office supply ordering/distribution.
Apprentices work up to six days/week and share "on-call" duties for the National Theater Institute. These include, but are not limited to: driving responsibilities, attendance at special events, and being on call response in case of emergencies. On-call shifts will include evenings and weekends on a rotating basis. The ideal candidate will have a basic knowledge of accounting and finance, with strong analytical, communication and problem-solving skills and understands the value of being a team player. This is an ideal opportunity for Arts Management/Finance degree holders. Duties vary throughout the year to include tasks such as on-boarding for summer staff, budget reporting, assisting with budget prep and the annual audit, assisting with cash operations such as Pub, Box Office, and merchandise, and other duties as assigned.
This position begins in January 2019 and ends August 2019.

We offer our Apprentices
Housing, meals, $150/week stipend, the opportunity to attend select classes of the O’Neill’s National Theater Institute, and an invaluable opportunity to work with professional theater artists from around the globe.

Requirements
Requires good communication skills, the ability to skillfully handle sensitive material, ability to multi-task, and proficiency with Microsoft Excel and Word. Experience with Quickbooks is a plus. Applicants must have a valid driver’s license, comfort with driving vans, and a clean driving record.
To apply
Send resume, cover letter, and contact info for at least three references to Clara Blickenstaff, Business Manager, at jobs@theoneill.org.




producing apprenticeship • position filled for 2020


The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center’s Producing Apprentice, reports to the Associate Producer. The Producing office is the liaison between the institution and the artists, thus the apprentice will have direct contact with both artists and the administrative offices at the O’Neill. This position will be one of the first points of contact for hundreds of professional artists. The apprentice is responsible for day-to-day operational support in the Producing and Business offices, assists with the planning and execution of professional residencies, maintains records of conference works, facilitates hiring of 40 plus summer staff, creates union contracts and letters of agreement, provides logistical support for the National Directors Fellowship, and during the summer season serves as Intern Coordinator. This position also supports the National Theater Institute, with apprentice duties that include student on-call responsibilities, transportation support, and other duties as assigned. Working hand in hand with the Associate Producer, this apprentice will be highly involved in the following areas of the O’Neill:

  • Logistics of all O’Neill programs, including contracting, tracking paperwork, and assisting with casting for summer season.
  • Communicate with theaters producing conference work to maintain archives production history, gather posters from productions, and ensure crediting.
  • Provide hospitality support for professional artists as well organizing travel for various other O’Neill related trips.
  • Facilitate summer hiring processes which includes, scheduling and conducting interviews, distributing hiring information to universities/other organizations, and attending external conferences for recruitment efforts.
  • Planning career development workshops, outings, and master classes for summer interns.
  • Assist with the preparation of union documents, payroll, and business management tasks as necessary.
  • Handles artist and faculty pick ups from local train stations and airports as a part of On Call duties. (Must have valid driver’s license with a clean record.)
Qualifications This position requires excellent communication skills, the ability to skillfully handle sensitive material, and proficiency with Google Suite (Gmail, Docs, Sheets, etc). Candidates must be able to work independently while also being apart of a team; should be able to handle numerous projects simultaneously, deal positively and tactfully with a variety of assignments and personalities. The ideal candidate is a motivated self-starter who is comfortable working long hours, has excellent phone manner, is detail orientation, and has a sense of humor! Start Date: September 3, 2019 End Date: August 21, 2020 To Apply Send resume, cover letter, and contact info for at least three references to Chandler Smith, Associate Producer, at jobs@theoneill.org.




development apprenticeship • position filled for 2020


The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center’s Development Apprentice, reporting to the Director of Development, is responsible for day-to-day operational support, ensuring seamless operation of activities, mailings, communications, and business functions within the department. In addition, they will be responsible for oversight of a broad series of cultivation, solicitation and stewardship programs, particularly Annual Fund and Membership, to inform and engage existing donors and prospects, encourage sustained and increased giving, and broaden the organization’s circle of supporters. This position also supports the National Theater Institute, with apprentice duties that include student on-call responsibilities, transportation support, and other duties as assigned. Donor and Patron Management

  • Assist with donor mailings, appeals and event invitation mailings, including printing and collating of appropriate materials.
  • Acknowledgement of all contributions to the O’Neill, including through the Annual Fund, Membership, and Foundation donors.
  • Assist with providing donor research.
  • Experience with Patron Manager is a plus.
Special Events
  • On-site support (registration, auctions, etc.) for all development related events, including donor cultivation receptions, fundraising galas, alumni receptions, etc. as assigned by the Special Events Manager.
  • Participation in event related planning and implementation.
  • Maintain all save the date and invitation lists for development-related special events, particularly for campus events and receptions, under the supervision of the department Associates.
Other
  • Importing and exporting of relevant reports and lists of constituents as assigned.
  • Other duties as assigned by senior-level staff.
  • Secondary On Call shifts 2-3 times each week.
  • Any drives off campus during on call shifts.
  • Being present on campus during on call shifts.
  • Aiding in checking in evening classes during on call shifts.
Skills
  • Organizational skills - Strong capacity for organization, keeping sensitive donor information secure and filed appropriately.
  • Prioritization - Should be able to balance multiple projects simultaneously, using judgment to determine priorities.
  • Customer Service - Interfacing with O’Neill constituents with a focus on excellent customer service and stewardship.
Attributes
  • Independent worker.
  • Discretion - The O’Neill has many successful and notable alumni and donors. The Development Apprentice is expected to be respectful and represent the O’Neill in such interactions.
  • Results-oriented - Must be comfortable in a fast-paced, results-oriented environment.
Start Date: September 3, 2019 End Date: August 21, 2020 To apply: Send resume, cover letter, and contact information for three references to Rob Mooney, Director of Development at jobs@theoneill.org.




nti apprenticeship • position filled for 2021


Responsibilities: NTI Apprentices support the daily operations of the National Theater Institute. The position responsibilities include coordinating hospitality and class materials for faculty and staff, assisting with casting, scene assignments, and all coordination for weekly Theater Labs, overseeing student needs, and assisting with implementing weekly class schedules. Apprentices work six days/week (1.5 days off a week when students are on campus) and share "on-call" duties for the O’Neill campus and specifically for the needs of the National Theater Institute. These include driving responsibilities, attendance at special events, and being on call response in case of emergencies. On-call shifts will include evenings and weekends on a rotating basis. As of Spring 2020, the O'Neill has hired a overnight security team that takes over on-call duties from NTI Apprentices each evening. This means that Apprentices will rarely have to answer a call overnight. NTI Apprentices work to support the needs of students and faculty while working with the NTI’s Artistic Director, Associate Director, Program Coordinator, and NMTI Artistic Associate. Ideal candidates will have a passion for arts education and arts management, and will be organized, creative, efficient team players. Applicants must be proficient in Microsoft Suite, Google Suite, and feel confident in their ability to make decisions and work in a fast paced environment. Duties vary throughout the semester and year based on class size and programs running. The apprenticeship program runs August 24-May 12th. We offer our Apprentices: Housing, meals when the cafeteria is open, $150/week stipend, the opportunity to audit one NTI class per semester, and an invaluable opportunity to work with professional theater artists from around the globe. As of Spring 2020, we have also begun to offer monthly professional development opportunities for Apprentices. We have also expanded mental health resources available to apprentices and will continue to do so this academic year. While we are not traveling internationally this fall, we hope to do so in the spring. The opportunity to chaperone our London trip would then be available to two of our apprentices. Requirements: Requires good communication skills, the ability to skillfully handle sensitive material, ability to multitask, and proficiency with Google Suite, Microsoft Excel, and Word. A valid driver’s license and a clean driving record is a plus, and large portion of the position when relevant. NTI alumni who have completed the program within the past four years are strongly encouraged to apply. To apply: Please complete this application https://forms.gle/VQbkAVTxK1S6hcGe8. Please include your NTI program, semester, & year in your cover letter.





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