Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Employment Opportunities with Grinder Productions

[I posted these two positions in the newsletter and on Craigslist, but I'll post them here again, just in case anyone is interested. Please feel free to forward this info along to anyone you can think of who's currently looking for work in either of these areas!]

Ticket Sellers

Grinder Productions is Centre Wellington's largest live theatre company, and our summer season is coming up fast! We are looking for one or more people to sell tickets for our shows. This is strictly a contract position, and you will earn a $1 commission on every ticket you sell, (based on final house counts). We are seeking individuals who enjoy a challenge, have excellent people skills, and are willing and able to think outside the box to sell tickets to a wide variety of audiences with little or no advertising budget. A positive attitude and “can-do” spirit is a must!

Please check out www.grinderproductions.org for more information about our company and the shows we're doing this summer. Please forward your resumes with the words "Ticket Sellers" somewhere in the subject line.

  • Location: Fergus and area
  • Compensation: $1 per ticket sold, based on final house counts (people have to actually show up)
  • This is a contract job.

Temporary Production Manager

Grinder Productions is Centre Wellington's largest live theatre company, and our summer season is coming up fast! We are seeking an independent, skilled individual to work as a temporary Production Manager to cover the owner's vacation leave, with the possibility of occasional day labour on turnovers or even continued employment throughout the summer: The guaranteed period of this contract begins on Monday, June 1st and ends on Saturday, June 20th.

Duties will be similar to that of a technical director, production manager or production stage manager in a summer theatre setting, with a slightly larger range work. You will be responsible for technical production, as well as some marketing duties, and administrative work processing ticket orders and maintaining our online and "at-venue" box offices. Prior knowledge of technical theatre or concert production is a must, including familiarity with production schedules, technical stagecraft and box office management.

Tasks will vary greatly depending on the shows, as you will be responsible for meeting the needs of seven different shows that are all at different stages of pre-production, production, rehearsal and performance. Meeting the unique needs of each show so that it may smoothly rehearse and perform is a top priority.

The ability to work independently is a must, as for a portion of this contract you will have to work without any supervision whatsoever. There are also no other technical or administrative people on staff, so none of your duties can be delegeted to others, except interested volunteers who may or may not be available for every task.

The successful applicant will have an open-mind, a positive attitude, the willingness and patience to teach and guide volunteers, and understand the importance of customer relations and good corporate citizenship. While familiarity and comfort with live theatre production is essential we will train the candidate who lacks skills in a given area but displays the proper attitude.

Please visit www.grinderproductions.org for more information on the shows we have coming up this season, and please forward your resumes via e-mail with the words "Production Manager" somewhere in the subject line

  • Location: Fergus and area
  • it's NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests
  • Compensation: $300 per week for contract period, TBA after that

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