Over-Hire Run Crew Sought by Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park

PIP_logoCincinnati Playhouse in the Park is an equal opportunity employer and encourages inquiries about this position from a broad spectrum of candidates reflecting the diversity of the community we serve.

Job Title: Over-hire Run Crew, Non-union
Reports to: Production Stage Manager and Stage Management Staff
Position Overview: Over-hire Run Crew may work in any department and are responsible for running various technical elements of shows during performance. Physical locations for this job will include the Marx and Shelterhouse Theatres, and the accompanying backstage and support areas. These are temporary positions that will span 5-6 weeks between September, 2019 – June, 2020, depending on the production. These positions will require work outside normal business hours, including, but not limited to, evenings and weekends.

Position Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Props Run Crew:

  • Preparing the stage for rehearsal and performance, according to instructions from Stage Management, and Props Run Crew Chief.
  • Presetting and tracking set pieces or props during rehearsals and performances, making sure items are in proper position, at the proper times.
  • Moving set pieces and handing off both props and set pieces during rehearsals and performances.
  • Cleaning up onstage and backstage as needed after rehearsal and performance.
  • Making crew chiefs aware of needed updates to paperwork.
  • Additional specific duties as assigned.

Wardrobe Run Crew:

  • Assisting the actors with dressing pre- and post-show. This may include assisting with hair styling and/or prepping and securing wigs.
  • Presetting and tracking costume pieces before, during and after rehearsals and performances.
  • Executing costume changes throughout the performance, as assigned.
  • Repairs and maintenance to costume pieces that may include hand sewing, machine sewing, as well as painting and/or polishing and other “touch-ups” as needed.
  • Nightly laundry, including ironing, steaming, de-linting, and distributing costumes.
  • Minor touch-up to existing wig styles.
  • Create wardrobe track paperwork as needed.

Electrics Run Crew (Marx Theatre Only):

  • Preparing the stage for rehearsal and performance, including sweeping and mopping as needed.
  • Operation of a Lycian Follow Spot.
  • Creation of Follow Spot paperwork as needed.
  • Cleaning up onstage and backstage as needed after rehearsal and performance.

Competencies (all positions) include:

  • 1-2 years’ experience in technical theatre or entertainment industry equivalent.
  • Good communication skills.
  • A basic knowledge of technical theatre terms.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • For Wardrobe Positions – Basic Sewing Skills.
  • Demonstrated interest or related experience in theatre preferred.

Physical Demands (all positions): 

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk (sometimes quickly), talk, hear, and speak.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and ability to adjust focus.
  • Work is often performed in dimly lit areas.
  • Ability to lift and carry 20-30 lbs.

To Apply:
All interested candidates should submit a resume and 2 references to:
Jessica Lucas, Assistant Production Manager Jessica.lucas@cincyplay.com No phone calls please.
Deadline to apply: Monday, August 26, 2019

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