Reports To: General Manager

Summary:
Northern Stage in White River Junction, VT seeks a Facilities Manager for their 2021-2022 season. Northern Stage is a LORT D 240 seat regional theater, producing mainstage shows, educational programs, new work development, and 4-6 other events year-round. The Facilities Manager reports directly to the General Manager and works closely with personnel across departments to oversee facilities needs. This position doubles as a carpenter in NS’s scene shop, dedicating 10-20 hours per week to production builds under the supervision of the Technical Director.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Manage maintenance and upkeep of all NS properties, including performing arts center, admin and production spaces, 15 apartments, and 1 retail space.
  • Manage maintenance, upkeep, licensing, inspection, and registration of NS vehicle fleet, currently including 2 box trucks, 1 cargo van, and 3 cars.
  • Maintain the following systems, troubleshooting and arranging service as needed: fire alarm, sprinkler, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, heating, ventilation, and HVAC.
  • Manage grounds maintenance including lawn care, landscaping, and snow removal. On-call/on demand snow shoveling required during the winter months.
  • Act as the point of contact for all facilities-related requests/needs and ensure that issues are resolved in a timely manner.
  • Maintain Facilities budget, allocating dollars and tracking expenses through fiscal year.
  • Deferred maintenance and improvements planning and budgeting.
  • Work with the scenic crew to build, load in, and strike each production.
  • Assist in maintaining shop equipment, and in keeping the scene shop clean and safe.


Qualifications:


  • 2+ years of professional carpentry, including finish work (moulding, painting, etc.), and ability to read construction drawings and build plans.
  • Proficiency in hand and power tools. Rigging and welding experience a plus.
  • Some knowledge of mechanical systems including fire alarm, sprinkler, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, heating, ventilation, and HVAC.
  • Ability to prioritize, multi-task, and work quickly and accurately with attention to detail, maintaining a positive attitude in stressful environments.
  • Must be willing to attain Essential Maintenance Practices certificate of completion.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills, and ability to work independently and collaboratively.
  • Valid driver’s license and ability to drive a box truck.
  • Comfortable working at heights in excess of 20 feet, and ability to safely lift 75 lbs.



This is a full time position. Standard work days are Monday – Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm, but expect to work some nights and weekends as the schedule requires. Compensation: $685/week. Housing is available for lease through Northern Stage. Contract dates: 4/12/21-5/29/22 (start date flexible).


HOW TO APPLY
Please submit the following materials to Jess Johnston, General Manager, through Submittable:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Three (3) professional references

We believe the most important and impactful art is made when we consider and commit to inclusion, diversity, equity and access both on and off of our stage. We highly encourage folks who are Black, Native or Indigenous, People of Color, Queer or Trans, Poor or Working Class, Disabled, Young, Elderly, and/or who speak English as a second language to apply. To learn more about Northern Stage, please visit our website: www.northernstage.org. No phone calls please.

Department: Sales and Marketing

Reports To: Director of Sales & Marketing

Northern Stage in White River Junction, VT seeks a part-time House Manager for our 2021 Summer Season. Northern Stage is a LORT D regional theater, and will be producing two mainstage shows and one education department production between the months of June and September at our newly-built, outdoor Courtyard Theater.

The House Manager is the caretaker of the audience before, during and after public performances. This position will work closely with the volunteer usher teams and the Audience Services Manager to provide exceptional and efficient customer service to Northern Stage’s patrons.  Ideal candidates are energetic self-starters with a strong sense of teamwork and people skills. Active problem-solving and customer service acumen are essential.  Responsibilities include ensuring patron safety and well-being, ticketing and seating patrons, attending to patron questions and concerns, selling and tracking concessions, assisting the Box Office with ticket sales, enforcing Covid safety guidelines, ensuring house cleanliness and orderliness, and coordinating a team of volunteer ushers.

Additionally, the House Manager will coordinate with the Production Stage Manager to facilitate the timely start of all performances. This is a high-energy position in a fast-paced environment.

Due to COVID-19, the responsibilities for this position are outside of the normal scope of work as we make our way back to full operation. The health and safety of Northern Stage employees is and will continue to be our top priority.

We believe the most important and impactful art is made when we consider and commit to inclusion, diversity, equity, and access both on and off of our stage. We highly encourage folks who are Black, Native or Indigenous, People of Color, Queer or Trans, Poor or Working Class, Disabled, Young, Elderly, and/or who speak English as a second language to apply.

Qualifications:

  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Polite, personable and professional demeanor
  • Detail-oriented
  • Proficient at multitasking
  • Experience with Patron Manager and other CRM programs is a plus
  • Prior customer service experience is a plus
  • Familiarity with Google Suite
  • Experience managing a team a plus
  • Must be comfortable standing for long periods

This is a part-time (approximately 20-30 hours a week), seasonal position beginning June 1st and running through September 12 (end date is flexible and can be negotiated).


HOW TO APPLY
Please submit the following materials to Ryan Klink, Director of Sales and Marketing, through Submittable:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter

To learn more about Northern Stage, please visit our website: www.northernstage.org. No phone calls, please.

Thank you for considering registering for Education Programs at Northern Stage.

- If you are requesting a scholarship, you must complete this application.
- Acceptance decisions are not affected by the financial aid requests.
- Northern Stage requires all financial aid applicants to submit the first two pages of the parents'/guardians' most recent federal income tax return. Requests for aid without the requested documentation will not be considered.
- You may provide information about additional circumstances we should consider.
- Financial aid is based on need.
- Northern Stage uses the Vermont Department for Children and Families Child Care Financial Assistance Sliding Fee Scales as a guideline when distributing financial aid (see the linked PDF for reference); however, funds are limited and must be spread among qualified applicants. We may also take into account special circumstances.
- A completed application does not guarantee granting of assistance.

Scholarship Deadlines:
YES Main Stage Days & The Skin of Our Teeth: Friday, August 13th

You will be notified as soon as we have reached a decision on your application.

You will not be asked to pay tuition in full until the status of your scholarship application has been finalized and communicated to you. You may be asked to pay a deposit to hold your place.


Applications may be submitted through this Submittable form, postal mail, or email:

Mail:
Northern Stage
Attn: Jaclyn Pageau
76 Gates Street
White River Junction, VT 05001

Email:
jpageau@northernstage.org

If you have any questions or concerns please contact Education Manager, Jackie Pageau, at jpageau@northernstage.org.

DEPARTMENT: Production- Paints

REPORTS TO:  Production Management & Scenic Charge

SUMMARY:

Northern Stage in White River Junction, VT seeks an experienced scenic artist for its 2020-2021 season. Northern Stage is a LORT D 240 seat regional theater, producing a 6-show mainstage season between the months of August and May, plus educational programs, a New Works Festival, and 4-6 other events year-round. The Scenic Artist will work closely with the Scenic Charge Artist and will assist in coordinating all paint-related activities leading up to load in.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Assist the Scenic Charge in executing all paint techniques needed for each production, including carving,  faux finishes, texturing, and creating large 20’x50’ drops.
  • Help to strike and change over technical elements for each production.
  • Keep the paint shop and work areas clean and safe, helping to maintain tools and inventory.
  • Act as part of a run crew as needed.
  • Provide support for events outside the mainstage and education seasons.
  • Support other production departments as needed.

Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of theatrical scenic painting and surface treatments.
  • Ability to read construction drawings and paint elevations.
  • Capacity to solve problems and good communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and in collaboration with others.
  • Ability to prioritize, multi-task, and work quickly and accurately with attention to detail.
  • Proficiency in usage, cleaning, care, and maintenance of all paint tools.
  • Proficiency in color matching, carving, faux finishes, texturing, marbling, and wood graining.
  • Comfortable working at heights exceeding 20 feet in a lift and on a tension mesh grid.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Ability to safely lift 75lbs.
  • Availability to work over-night calls.


COMPENSATION: $15/h
CONTRACT DATES: 4/19/21-4/17/22 with an off-contract period in the fall from September 20th through November 7th.

JOB TYPE: Full time. Standard work days are Monday – Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm, but expect to work some nights and weekends as the schedule requires


HOW TO APPLY

To apply,  submit the following materials through  Submittable:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Three (3) professional references
  • Portfolio or samples of previous work

We believe the most important and impactful art is made when we consider and commit to inclusion, diversity, equity and access both on and off of our stage. We highly encourage folks who are Black, Native or Indigenous, People of Color, Queer or Trans, Poor or Working Class, Disabled, Young, Elderly, and/or who speak English as a second language to apply. To learn more about Northern Stage, please visit our website: www.northernstage.org. No phone calls please.

DEPARTMENT: Artistic
REPORTS TO:  Producing Artistic Director
SUMMARY:

NORTHERN STAGE, a LORT-D theater in White River Junction, Vermont, seeks a female identifying associate director who aspires to become an artistic director in the American theater.  This position, which begins June 1, 2021 and runs for two years with a possible third year,  is funded by the BOLD Theater Women’s Leadership Circle, a multimillion dollar initiative by the Helen Gurley Brown Foundation to promote women+ artistic directors and producers.  The Associate will work closely with Northern Stage Producing Artistic Director Carol Dunne.  We seek an ambitious and energetic theater director and administrator who will assist in furthering the vision of Northern Stage, to “change lives one story at a time.”  Responsibilities include main stage directing, overseeing and directing in New Works Now (Northern Stage’s new works festival), working with the leadership team in all aspects of running the company including fundraising, anti-racism initiatives, and community outreach and strategic planning. The Associate will also lead audience discussions, lead some of Northern Stage’s many advanced learning programs, and mentor the E-Term students in the Dartmouth College/Northern Stage E-Term program.  Northern Stage prides itself on a culture of “yes” and this position requires a candidate who is passionate about the theater’s ability to deeply impact the lives of its audiences and students.  In turn, Northern Stage is committed to giving the Associate Director the tools and experience needed to attain major theater leadership positions.

The Associate Director will become a member of the BOLD Theater Women’s Leadership Circle during their tenure at Northern Stage.  Circle members in this, Cohort 2,  are Eileen Morris/The Ensemble Theatre, Susan Booth/The Alliance Theatre, Lisa McNulty/WP Theater, Sarah Rasmussen/McCarter Theater Center, Christina Baldwin/The Jungle Theater, Nataki Garrett/Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Maria Goyanes/Woolly Mammoth Theater and Northern Stage.The Circle meets monthly and all Circle members will be mentored, supported and offered individual training by prominent women+ artistic directors and theater professionals.  For more information see www.boldtheater.org.

Requirements:

Seeking applicants who identify as female with a minimum of a BA or BFA in theater, English or related field. Should have significant professional directing experience including experience with new play development.   Should also have administrative experience, computer skills, strong writing skills and a willingness to work in all areas of administration.

We believe the most important and impactful art is made when we consider and commit to inclusion, diversity, equity, and access both on and off of our stage and encourage all female identifying people to apply.  To learn more about Northern Stage, please visit our website: www.northernstage.org. No phone calls, please.




Compensation: Competitive (LORT-D comparables)


Housing: Neighboring housing available for rent from Northern Stage.


Contract Dates: 6/1/2021 for up to three years full time residency.


Job Type: Full Time.


HOW TO APPLY
Please submit the following materials to Carol Dunne, Producing Artistic Director, through Submittable:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Three (3) professional references

Dear BOLD Circle,

We can't wait to share your stories with the HGB Foundation.  Please fill out this form by June 25, 2021.  Let me know if you have any questions!

Gratefully,
Carol

Hello BOLD Ventures recipients!  Please help us to evaluate the effectiveness of the BOLD Ventures grant at your theater by submitting this form within 60 days of your project's public showing.  If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact us at cdunne@northernstage.org and bold@northernstage.org.

About BOLD Ventures

An offering of the BOLD Theater Women’s Leadership Circle, BOLD Ventures is a new program funded by the Helen Gurley Brown Foundation that offers micro-grants to artists and small organizations to develop new and innovative work for the American theater. Applications are by invitation only; however, we do accept unsolicited Letters of Intent from artists who wish to receive an application.

2021 Grant Overview

BOLD Ventures grants are in the range of $5,000 to $10,000 per project. Grants above $10,000 will only be awarded in extraordinary circumstances. The grant may cover no more than one half of project expenses.

Applications for the 2021 BOLD Ventures grant cycle will open April 1 and close May 21; grant award recipients will be notified by mid-June, with funds disbursed by early July. Grant activities must be completed within one year of the disbursement of funds (July 2022).

Projects must be theater pieces, programs or initiatives, and should fulfill one of the following artistic goals: take risks in form or content; shine new light on our socio-political climate; or prioritize access for a wide audience.  Projects must have a public showing within one year of grant approval.  The Helen Gurley Brown Foundation is most interested in supporting projects and artists for whom these grant funds will be pivotal and not just supplementary.

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible BOLD Ventures applicants include:

  • Independent artists, but please note: grant funds can only be disbursed to independent artists through a non-profit organization or a fiscal sponsor.
  • Organizations with an annual operating budget of $1M or less.

Questions?  Email Emma Orme at bold@northernstage.org.

Thank you for submitting your play to Northern Stage.  We are a small theater without a literary department, so we are not able to read all submissions.  You will be contacted if we need further information but unfortunately cannot respond in depth about all of the work we receive.  


Thank you again for reaching out.