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Summer Camp Counselor

Type: Part-time

Department: Education & Outreach 

Supervisor: Associate Director of E&O

Salary: Commensurate on experience

Deadline: April 1, 2015

Summary

The Austin Theatre Alliance is seeking Summer Camp Counselors for summer 2015. Paramount Academy for the Arts offers camps and intensive classes for students 1st grade through 12th grade focusing on creative drama, musical theatre, acting, design, stand-up comedy, songwriting and film acting. Counselors will provide teaching and classroom management assistance to our professional teaching artists. This position will report directly to the Associate Director of Education & Outreach. The ideal candidates will have a vested interest in the performing arts and enjoy working with youth ages 1st through 12th grade.

Dates

  • There are 5, two-week sessions during summer 2015. Counselors that are selected for hire can commit to as many sessions as they would like. Sessions run June 8-19, June 22-July 3, July 6-17, July 20-31, and August 3-14. Camps are full day, 9am to 4pm. Please state preferred session dates in your cover letter.

Age and Physical Requirements

  • Candidates who are rising college freshman and older will be given priority. No candidate should be under the age of 17
  • Should be able to lift 25 lbs  
  • Should be able to climb stairs

 To Apply: Please submit your resume and cover letter (including preferred session dates) by April 1, 2015, to Brian Fahey, Associate Director of Education & Outreach at: bfahey@austintheatre.org.

 

Assistant Production Manager

Type: Full-time

Salary: Commensurate on experience

Job Description: This position must interface between clients and the Programming/Events Department concerning the presenting of all shows for and in the Paramount.  Responsibility for Stage and Auditorium maintenance as it pertains to the presenting of shows.

Responsibilities for Presenting Shows

Show Preparation

  • Prepare estimates for all performances and events as they pertain to later billing
  • Communicate with all groups performing within The Paramount Theatre to establish and verify their needs
  • Fulfill all rider requirements or, in the event that they can not be fulfilled, are brought to the attention of the Programming/Events Department, Production Manager and the client

Show Labor Management 

  • Establish and arrange crew calls through the IATSE Business Agent
  • Monitor the crew supervision (crews are to be directly supervised by the Head Carpenter)
  • Generate payroll for the IATSE Labor

Equipment and Material Acquisition 

  • Arrange all equipment rentals.

Billing

  • Generate Stage Invoice for Labor, Fees, Supplies, City Permits and Equipment Rental
  • Generate In-House Cost Tracking reports
  • Generate and track all Purchase Orders related to the stage

Stage Management

  • Stage Manage any Paramount Productions that require this service
  • Stage Manage any rental event for a pre-determined and standardized fee (Said fee may be substantially up-charged by the PTPA)
  • The role of Stage Manager should never be considered a primary responsibility
  • Any time one of the production management staff is being called upon to handle this function another member must be there to fulfill all other related responsibilities to the position of Assistant Production Manager

Responsibility for Maintenance

Auditorium Maintenance – the areas including the stage (including loft), house (including spaces above opera boxes, under balcony, and within the proscenium), projection booth (including storage behind and across from it), backstage (including dressing rooms, pump room and all common areas connecting these to the stage), production offices, and alley shall be what items constitute the “Auditorium.” 

  • Administer Maintenance Schedule
  • Acquire all equipment and supplies for maintenance
  • Help maintain Stage Maintenance budget
  • Report any Maintenance projects that may alter the function or historical value of the building

Independent Projects – The Production Management Staff can take on additional projects that are beyond the primary scope of their position

These projects should not be considered primary nor requisite to above responsibilities

Physical Requirements – Must be able to climb stairs over the course of a day.  Must be able to lift 50lbs.  Must be able to sit at a computer for long periods of time

Education and/or Experience – Two years of college and three years in technical theatre or six years in technical theatre.  Two of those years must be in a managerial position.  A working knowledge of all aspects of theatrical carpentry, sound, electrics, flyrail and rigging is necessary.  A working knowledge of OSHA standards is necessary.  Computer skills are required, knowledge of Word and Excel are important, must be able to master the Filemaker Payroll program

To Apply: send cover letter and resume to paramounttheatreaustin@gmail.com. No calls please.

 

Organizational Background

Built in 1915, the Paramount Theatre has served Austin for nearly a century now. It stands next door to the State Theatre, constructed in 1935. Together, as the Austin Theatre Alliance, these spaces are acoustically more intimate, visually more appealing, and historically more significant than just about any other theatre in the region. Both are contributing structures to the Congress Avenue National Historic District, and the Paramount Theatre is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Theatres continue to serve as anchors in the downtown area for performing arts events, film screenings, and our education and outreach programs. Artists like Harry Houdini, Katherine Hepburn, and Helen Hays graced the Paramount stage in its early days. The venues continue to remain relevant to the community with a contemporary line-up of stars such as Lyle Lovett, Sheryl Crow, and Dr. Maya Angelou. Each year, more than 200,000 people pass through our doors to take in first-rate performing arts events and films.

Our Mission:Inspired by the power of the arts to change lives, the Austin Theatre Alliance strives to engage all Central Texans through extraordinary live performances and films, to ignite the intellect and imagination of our youths, and to ensure the preservation of the historic Paramount & Stateside Theatres; the crown jewels of downtown Austin.

To this end, the Austin Theatre Alliance has maintained its longstanding commitment to provide access to the arts for all Central Texans. Through our Education & Outreach programming, formally organized in 2008, we impact more than 18,000 children annually, seventy-five percent of the students are from the low-income, Title I schools most in need of our support. Our programs give students the thrill of attending a live performance at our historic venues, engage them in their classrooms, and provide an important resource for teachers wishing to incorporate creative learning techniques into their pedagogy. In a time of steep budget cuts, there is no more cost-effective way for students to reap the benefits of a comprehensive, integrated arts education than through the collaboration between schools and our education and outreach programs.