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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".

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. 

Please apply using the Google Form for each type of employment: Summer Staff, Junior Staff, Internships.

INTERNSHIPS

about the internship program


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.

  • Dates vary depending on the internship; mid-May - August
  • Fully integrated as part of the staff/crew in each department
  • Most will work 10-16 hour days, six days per week
  • Intern specific activities include Q&A sessions with conference artists, guest speakers, and O'Neill staff; resume workshops; and social gatherings.
  • Vehicles are recommended, but not required
  • If your school offers credit for independent study or stipends/aid for internships, O’Neill staff will complete the school’s required paperwork for such credit or assistance.
  • Housing (with roommate(s) in offsite facilities) and meals are provided.




monte cristo museum/library internship • applications closed


Intern will assist the Executive Assistant/Special Events Coordinator in archival projects relating to the O’Neill’s long history in American Theater. Intern will 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. Intern will also take shifts at the O'Neill Front Desk, answering the main line and directing calls. Intern may be asked to organize archival materials at the Monte Cristo Cottage. Applicants should have excellent written and interpersonal skills, the ability to work independently, and a passion for theater. Familiarity with Eugene O’Neill’s works are a plus. Dates: Early June - August




patron services internship • applications closed


The Patron Services interns will serve as a direct line between the O’Neill and it's summer audience. Primary responsibilities include staffing the Box Office, assisting House Management, answering the O’Neill’s mainline phone, staffing Gene’s General Store, and serving as support staff for special events throughout the summer. Candidates must be proficient with Microsoft Excel, have a valid driver's license, clean driving record, excellent customer service skills, and an eager positive attitude. Dates: Early June - August




sound internship • applications closed


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 Music Theater 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. Dates: Memorial Day- August 17




company management internship • applications closed


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. Dates Vary: May/June to August




literary internship • applications closed


The Literary Interns will serve as a Script Assistant on at least two weeks of rehearsal. The ideal candidate is interested in dramaturgy, playwriting, producing, or directing. The position requires excellent communication skills, attention to detail, and proficiency in one or more word-processing programs such as Microsoft Word, Pages, and Final Draft. A proper candidate is likely a student or early-career playwright. Dates Vary: May/June to August To apply: In addition to a cover letter and resume, all applicants must include a 2-3 page writing sample (a reader report, critical response to a piece of literature, or a script analysis).




scenic design internship • applications closed


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. Dates Vary: June to August




lighting/electrics internship • applications closed


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: Memorial Day - August 17




artistic director assistant internship • applications closed


This position offers the opportunity to participate in and observe first-hand the overall activities of the National Music Theater Conference, National Puppetry Conference, and the Cabaret & Performance 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: Memorial Day - August 17




production management internship • applications closed


The Production Intern will work out of the production office. They will have hands on learning of office operations, while working with the Production Manager and Assistant Production Manager. Through this internship, the intern will receive an overall look into the role of a Production Manager and how the O'Neill operates. The PM Intern will be the pinch hitter of the department, working with the lighting, sound, and house management teams, when necessary. Should be able to lift 50lbs. Dates: Memorial Day- August 17




stage management internship • applications closed


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 Vary: June - August





JUNIOR STAFF

music assistants


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, tracking lyric discrepancies, and working closely with the composer, music director, and script assistant. Candidate must be highly proficient in Finale/Sibelius and has compositional piano skills. A proper candidate is likely a student or early-career music theater composer or music director. In addition to a cover letter and resume, applicants must provide two score samples of original or transcribed Piano/Vocal arrangements. Dates: Mid June - Mid July




about junior staff positions


  • Dates vary mid-May - August
  • Requires relevant professional or educational experience
  • Most will work 10-16 hour days, six days per week
  • Fully integrated as part of the staff/crew in each department
  • Housing (possibly with a roommate in offsite facilities), meals, & stipend are provided
  • Frequent shuttle service provided to and from campus
  • Vehicles recommended, but not required
  • Work and travel stipend are provided
Apply here for all junior staff positions.




assistant audio supervisor • position filled for 2020


The Assistant Audio Supervisor reports to the Audio Supervisor. Duties may include, but are not limited to: • Assisting with paperwork and scheduling of the sound department • Ensuring the safety and functionality of the sound systems for the two outdoor and two indoor performance spaces • Occasionally supervising, training, and mentoring a team of two interns Ideal Candidates: • Organized, flexible, and responsible with an attention to detail • Possess excellent communications skills, a positive attitude and strong leadership skills • Ability to work well in a fast-paced environment • Interest in new work development is a plus • Experienced in supervising others or leading a team




assistant master electrician


The AME will work on the National Puppetry Conference, National Musical Theater Conference, National Playwrights Conference, the summer Theatermakers program, National Theater Institute, and the Cabaret & Performance Conference. The AME will assist with paperwork, scheduling, and ensuring the safety and functionality of lighting rigs for four spaces. 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.




bartenders


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 throughout the summer, and performing general pub maintenance and cleaning. Candidates must be clean, friendly, high energy, and outgoing. Bartenders work six days a week, which may include day shifts as well as 5pm - 2am.




company management assistant


The Company Management Assistant will be in charge of in-town transportation. They will work with the Associate Company Manager in charge of travel on daily dispatch of shuttles, arrange van schedules, routes, and driver schedules with Company Manager, and manage logistics for Sail Fest and bike race weekends. Company Management Assistant will be responsible for overseeing the daily airport/train station pick-ups and drops offs, coordinating the drivers, vehicle maintenance and will function as a driver whenever the full time drivers are not available. The Company Management Assistant 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 17





SUMMER STAFF

van drivers


Van drivers will drive regular shuttles routes between the O’Neill Theater Center and the local universities where conference participants are housed. Shuttles run early in the 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 large van. Candidates must be at least 21 years of age or older or have a Commercial Driver’s License. The ideal candidate will be personable, responsible, and outgoing. Dates Vary: June to August




about summer staff positions


  • Requires relevant professional or educational experience
  • Dates vary June - August
  • Most will work 12-18 hour days, six days per week
  • May supervise Junior Staff and Interns
  • Housing (possibly in offsite facilities), meals & stipend are provided
  • Frequent shuttle service is provided to and from campus
  • Vehicles encouraged, but not required
  • Work and travel stipend are provided
Apply here for all summer staff positions.




audio supervisor • position filled for 2020


The Audio Supervisor reports to the Production Manager. Duties may include, but are not limited to: • Coordinating the rental of the summer sound equipment package with the Production Manager • Installing sound systems in the O’Neill’s two indoor and two outdoor performance spaces • Supervising, training and mentoring a team of an Assistant Audio Supervisor and two interns • Working efficiently while also adhering to all rules and safety guidelines • Maintaining house equipment in performance spaces and in the on-site Pub; • Coordinating with Master Electrician and Production Manager to set a daily working schedule • Working with designers and artistic staff from each of the O’Neill’s four summer Conferences • Creating and maintaining sound department bible and paperwork. Ideal candidate: • Organized, flexible, and responsible with an attention to detail • Possess excellent communications skills, a positive attitude and strong leadership skills • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment • Experience in selecting a rental package is a plus • Interest in new work development is a plus • Experienced in supervising others or leading a team




associate company managers


The Associate Company Managers coordinate all travel and housing for visiting guests and artistic residents. The Associate Company Managers are responsible for reserving train/plane travel and tracking travel expenses, submitting mileage reimbursement requests to the business office, completing housing audits, and communicating with housekeeping to manage daily room changeovers. The Associate Company Managers manage the office in the Company Managers absence and helps with pick-ups and drop-offs for guest arrivals and departures. The Associate Company Managers 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 – August 17




assistant production manager


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. Memorial Day- August 17




housekeeping staff


Housekeeping staff will work with both the Company Management Department and Facilities 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. Dates Vary: June to August




facilities staff


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. Dates Vary: June to August




kitchen assistants


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. Dates Vary: June to August




master electrician • position filled for 2020


The Master Electrician reports to the Production Manager. Duties may include, but are not limited to: • Coordinating the rental of the summer lighting equipment package with the Production Manager • Installing lighting systems in the O’Neill’s two indoor and two outdoor performance spaces • Supervising, training and mentoring a team of an Assistant Master Electrician and 5-8 interns • Working efficiently while also adhering to all rules and safety guidelines • Maintaining house equipment in performance spaces and in the onsite bar Blue Gene’s Pub • Coordinating with Audio Supervisor and Production Manager to set a daily working schedule • Working with designers and artistic staff from each of the O’Neill’s four summer conferences • Creating and maintaining lighting department bible and paperwork Ideal candidate: • Organized, flexible, and responsible with an attention to detail • Possess excellent communications skills, a positive attitude and strong leadership skills • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment • Must be proficient in LightWright5, drafting and reading light plots and using drawings to create a working system • Must have experience with load calculations • Experience in selecting a rental package is a plus • Interest in new work development is a plus • Experienced in supervising others or leading a team




company manager • position filled for 2020


The National Medal of Arts and two-time Tony Award-winning Eugene O’Neill Theater Center seeks a highly motivated and detail-oriented individual for Company Manager. The Company Manager leads the seasonal five-person staff of Company Management and a team of van drivers, and is a key member of the staff ensuring the successful operation of the O’Neill’s summer season. Company Management handles housing and travel for over 400 artists, staff, interns, and students, who will come through the O’Neill over the summer as part of the O’Neill renowned professional new work programs. Company Manager duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Leading and directing Company Management team in coordinating the housing, travel, and living logistics for all summer artists.
  • Drafting/sending welcome e-mails, packets, and itineraries,
  • Booking travel
  • Updating and announcing mealtimes, in conjunction with the kitchen staff
  • Planning and implementing various events over the summer-- welcome receptions, off-campus trips, etc.
  • Creating schedule for Company Management Team and van drivers
  • Paycheck distribution
  • American Express reconciliation
  • Proofing daily dispatch
  • Downloading future conference information to Company Management team
  • Attending All-Staff meetings
  • Serving as the go-to resource for any questions that arise from summer staff, artists, students, interns, etc.
The Company Manager must have significant company management experience or stage management/production management experience, a valid driver's license, keen attention to detail, proficiency with Microsoft Excel, strong communication skills, a positive customer service attitude, and above all, must be a strong leader with a cool head in times of stress. Company Management staff generally work 10-12 hours, six days per week and share on-call duties for after-hours arrivals/emergencies. Full-time, seasonal. Paid Position. EOE. O’Neill programs that the Company Manager will interface with include: National Puppetry Conference, National Music Theater Conference, National Theater Institute, National Playwrights Conference, National Critics Institute, and the Cabaret & Performance Conference. Dates: On-site in Connecticut early May-August 18, 2019, with significant off-site prep work in April Interested applicants should send cover letter, resume, and three references to jobs@theoneill.org





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