Northern Stage, a LORT D 240 seat regional theater in White River Junction, VT, seeks an experienced Stitcher to make updates to its BridgeUP: Theater in the Schools Show Kits. The mission of BridgeUP: Theater in the Schools is to provide access to theater for elementary and middle school students throughout Vermont and New Hampshire. BridgeUP brings theater teaching artists into classrooms for a six week residency to teach an entire grade a 30 minute adaptation of a Shakespeare play. This program culminates in a public performance at Northern Stage. This position will be making updates and fixes to the show kits for 5 different costume kits designed for 4-6th graders in anticipation of our spring programming.


Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Execute costume fixes and alterations for all 5 show kits.
  • Interpret costume renderings, determine necessary yardage of fabric and trims, fabricate patterns, and complete any new builds.
  • Assist with the purchase of new pieces to complete/update kits to have variable sizes.
  • Work with the Director and Producer of BridgeUP to make sure all kits are ready to go out to classrooms this spring.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or 2 years professional experience in theatrical costume construction.
  • Competent working knowledge of garment construction, alteration, and repair, fitting costumes, and finish work.
  • Strong stitching and construction skills.
  • Experience with patterning and draping.
  • High degree of interpersonal and communication skills.


Job Type Full time

Contract Dates: 11/28/22-12/16/22 (dates flexible)

Compensation: $1,000/week ($3,000 total)

Housing and Round Trip Travel Included


How to apply: Submit the following materials via Submittable or to the Associate Director of Education via email (jpageau@northernstage.org):

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Two (2) 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.

Northern Stage, a LORT D 240 seat regional theater in White River Junction, VT, seeks an experienced Props Manager to join the full-time staff. Northern Stage produces a mainstage season, an education season, a New Works festival, and 4-6 other events year-round. This position reports directly to the Production Manager and works closely with scenic designers, directors, and other production department heads in the acquisition and construction of all hand props, furniture, and set dressing.


Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Manage daily operations within the Prop Shop, leading the build, load in, and strike of all props for each production and ensuring a healthy work/learning environment for staff and apprentices.
  • Generate properties lists, create prototypes, sketches, samples, drafting, and associated documents.
  • Work with the Scenic Designer, Director, and Technical Director to keep builds on budget and schedule.
  • Maintain properties stock and oversee rentals and loans to outside entities.
  • Maintain the cleanliness, organization, and safety of the Prop Shop and storage spaces.
  • Work with the Director of Production to hire all Props Department staff.
  • Provide onsite Props Department support for staff and creatives during tech/previews.
  • Provide and maintain rehearsal props for the duration of each rehearsal process.
  • Provide support for events outside the mainstage and education seasons.
  • Support other production departments as needed.


Qualifications:

  • Recommended 2 years of experience in props management, including budgeting and resource allocation.
  • Ability to interpret designer and construction drawings, sketches, and paint elevations.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to approach challenges collaboratively.
  • Skill in various technical and artistic disciplines, with strong knowledge of history as it pertains to props.
  • Ability to lead a team with varying technical skill levels and knowledge.
  • Ability to prioritize, multi-task, and work quickly and accurately with attention to detail. Maintain a positive attitude in stressful environments.
  • Eye for safety as it relates to onstage action.
  • Proficiency with hand and power tools.
  • Basic knowledge of theatrical firearms and weapons safety standards.
  • Proficiency in CAD and/or Vectorworks a plus.
  • Valid driver’s license and ability to drive a box truck.
  • Comfortable working at heights in excess of 20 feet in a lift and on a tension mesh grid.
  • Ability to safely lift 75 lbs.
  • BA or BFA in tech theater properties.


Job Type: Full time, with some nights and weekends required

Contract Dates: 11/28/22 - 5/28/23 with possibility for renewal (start date flexible)

Compensation: $18/h + overtime paid at time and a half

Benefits: Dental, Vision, Life insurance, and PTO. Subsidized housing available for rent through Northern Stage.


How to apply: Submit the following materials via 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.

GENERAL MANAGER
The General Manager sits on the senior management team at Northern Stage, reporting directly to the Managing Director, and serves as an administrative leader to the staff. Alongside the Managing Director, the GM facilitates contract negotiations, manages relationships with the various unions and with the League of Resident Theatres (LORT), and plays a leading role in the institutional budgeting process. This position oversees the Finance, Administrative, HR, Facilities, and Company Management departments.

Key Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Work with the Managing Director and with leadership in all departments to establish and oversee the annual company budget. Provide departmental and overall cash flow management, projections and regular monitoring in collaboration with department heads.
  • Coordinate and approve payroll for all Northern Stage Employees/Contractors.
  • Oversee QB record-keeping, executed by CPA and Finance/Admin Consultant. Review income and approve outgoing payments, acting as main contact and primary signer for NS bank accounts.
  • Work with MD to prepare financial reports in accordance with Board needs, including budget-to-actual income and expense, projected year end results, liquidity reports, and balance sheets.
  • Act as main point of contact with Northern Stage’s auditors, facilitating quarterly/annual audit needs.
  • Oversee the obtaining of rights for all proposed programming. Negotiate and draft all production- related agreements including commissions, licensing agreements, and co-production agreements.
  • Oversee contract negotiations for all staff and visiting artists, and approve/finalize all contract drafts.
  • Alongside MD and Director of Production, act as a company liaison with the theatrical unions (SDC, USA, AEA, and SAG) and with the League of Resident Theatres (LORT), staying current with LORT bargaining agreements and ensuring that all union paperwork is properly filed.
  • Hire and oversee the Associate General Manager/HR Liaison, Company Manager, Finance/Admin Consultant,  and other miscellaneous positions as needed. Evaluate staff members on a seasonal basis.
    • Oversee maintenance of NS’s annual housing matrix, google calendars, google drive, and email platform. Oversee coordination of full company orientation and other internal events.
  • Manage NS’s annual insurance and benefits policies and act as primary point of contact with vendors.
  • Oversee IT contractors, and ensure that IT inventory, systems and processes are up-to-date.
  • Serve as a member of Northern Stage’s senior management team, supporting, informing, and executing overall organizational strategy and tactics, and attending Board and senior staff meetings.
  • Upkeep the NS Covid health & safety plan, ensuring that it adheres to state, union, and CDC guidelines and is being adhered to by all visiting artists and staff. Act as liaison with medical partners, oversee testing coordination as needed, and assign/oversee COVID Safety Officers.

Job Type: Full time

Contract Dates: Start date flexible. Ideal start December 5th, 2022

Compensation: $57,000-$60,000 annually, commensurate with experience

Benefits: Dental, vision, life insurance, accident insurance, health coverage, PTO, and relocation

How to apply: Submit resume, cover letter, and three professional references, attn: Jess Johnston, via Submittable.

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.

Northern Stage, a LORT D 240 seat regional theater in White River Junction, VT, seeks an experienced First Hand for its 2022-2023 season. Northern Stage produces a mainstage season, an education season, a New Works festival, and 4-6 other events year-round. The First Hand will work closely with the Costume Shop Supervisor and other members of the production staff to execute all necessary costume-related activity.


Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Assist Costume Shop Supervisor in executing all costume designs.
  • Execute builds based off of designer renderings and patterns under the direction of the Costume Shop Supervisor.
  • Help to supervise work of apprentices, and volunteers, promoting a safe and healthy work environment.
  • Assist in fittings, and execute alterations on costumes as needed.
  • Assist with pulling and restocking, and with the purchase and maintenance of costume shop materials, supplies, and equipment.
  • Act as a member of a wardrobe crew as required.
  • Provide support for events outside the mainstage and education seasons.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or 2 years professional experience in theatrical costume construction.
  • Competent working knowledge of garment construction, alteration, and repair, fitting costumes, and finishing work.
  • Strong stitching and construction skills.
  • Experience with dyeing and distressing preferred but not required.
  • Experience in wig maintenance preferred but not required.
  • High degree of interpersonal and communication skills.


Job Type Full time, with some nights and weekends required

Contract Dates: ASAP - 5/28/23 with possibility for renewal

Compensation: $17/h + overtime paid at time and a half

Benefits: Dental, Vision, Life insurance, and PTO. Subsidized housing available for rent through Northern Stage. Travel assistance available.


How to apply: Submit the following materials via 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.

Northern Stage, a LORT D 240 seat regional theater in White River Junction, VT, seeks an experienced Cutter/Draper for its 2022-2023 season. Northern Stage produces a mainstage season, an education season, a New Works festival, and 4-6 other events year-round. The Cutter/Draper will work closely with the Costume Shop Supervisor and other members of the production staff to execute all necessary costume-related activity.


Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Assist Costume Shop Supervisor in executing all costume designs.
  • Interpret costume renderings, determine necessary yardage of fabric and trims, fabricate patterns, and cut fabric based on patterns.
  • Help to supervise work of staff, apprentices, and volunteers, promoting a safe and healthy work environment.
  • Assist in fittings, and execute alterations on costumes as needed.
  • Assist with pulling and restocking, and with the purchase and maintenance of costume shop materials, supplies, and equipment.
  • Act as a member of a wardrobe crew as required.
  • Provide support for events outside the mainstage and education seasons.
  • Support other production departments as needed.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or 3 years professional experience in theatrical costume construction.
  • Competent working knowledge of garment construction, alteration, and repair, fitting costumes, and finish work.
  • Strong stitching and construction skills.
  • Experience with patterning and draping, as well as dyeing and distressing.
  • Experience in wig maintenance.
  • High degree of interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Valid driver's license.


Job Type Full time, with some nights and weekends required

Contract Dates: 10/28/22 - 5/28/23 with possibility for renewal

Compensation: $17/h + overtime paid at time and a half

Benefits: Dental, Vision, Life insurance, and PTO. Subsidized housing available for rent through Northern Stage.


How to apply: Submit the following materials via 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.

Northern Stage, a LORT D 240 seat regional theater in White River Junction, VT, is seeking production Staff for its 2022-2023 season. Northern Stage produces a mainstage season, an education season, a New Works festival, and 4-6 other events year-round. 

Current open positions: Cutter Draper, Paints and Props Apprentice, Costumes and Wardrobe Apprentice. 

Northern Stage in White River Junction, VT seeks a part-time House Manager for our upcoming main stage production of Spring Awakening in the Byrne Theater. Northern Stage is a LORT D regional theater, producing six mainstage showings a season, an education season, a New Works festival, and 4-6 other events year-round in both the Courtyard and Byrne Theater.

The House Manager is the caretaker of the audience before, during, and after public performances. This position will work closely with 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. Our protocols are subject to change as advised by the CDC and arts organizations. 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 at a time and being exposed to the unpredictable outdoor weather elements of Vermont.

This is a part-time (approximately 20-30 hours a week), seasonal position beginning September 21 and running through October 23, with hours scheduled during the week/ weekend. An additional House Management opportunity is also available from November 22 through January 1, 2023.

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.

DEPARTMENT: Education

Northern Stage in White River Junction, VT seeks knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and playful individuals to serve as Teaching Artists in our BridgeUP: Theater in the Schools Program for Spring 2022. This Program serves 4th-6th grade students in New Hampshire and Vermont public schools, and consists of a 5 week in-person residency where teaching artists introduce, cast, and rehearse a 30 minute cut of a Shakespeare play with the students. This culminates in a performance at both the schools and at Northern Stage. All curriculum is provided for you.

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

  • Attend all Teaching Artist trainings - these are held weekly throughout the Program’s duration
  • Teach in 2 schools for approximately 4 - 5 hours a week each
  • Collaborate and organize casting, logistics, and preparations with your teaching partner outside of teaching hours

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • College degree or at least 2 years experience in theater performance/production or arts education
  • Enthusiasm for working with children
  • Ability to work as part of a teaching team of two
  • Ability to maintain grace under pressure and to keep up a positive attitude
  • Valid driver’s license preferred

Contract Dates: 04/22/22 - 6/4/22

Compensation: $500/week including housing and transportation

Job Type: Part Time for 5 weeks

HOW TO APPLY

Please submit a headshot, and an acting and/or teaching resume, to Kate Kenney, Director of BridgeUP, via Submittable.

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/education.

Ends on July 1, 2022

BOLD Ventures is a program funded by the Helen Gurley Brown Pussycat Foundation to offer grants to artists to develop new and innovative work for the American theater. Proposals for grants will be accepted beginning May 20, 2022 for the 2022-2023 and beyond theater seasons (we recognize timelines are longer due to  COVID-19.) The grants are in the range of $3,000 to $10,000 per project.

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

- If you qualify for our Sliding Scale, please fill out the form below to take advantage of our tuition support. 

- You will be required to submit EITHER Pay Stubs for the last 90 days OR the first two pages of the parents'/guardians' most recent federal income tax return. Without these documents we will not be able to process your submission.

- If you believe you qualify for further financial aide, you may provide information about additional circumstances we should consider in our optional statement of need.

- Northern Stage uses the Vermont Department for Children and Families Child Care Financial Assistance Sliding Fee Scales as a guideline.

- Once submitted, your responses are valid through June 1, 2023 and will apply to all programs you participate in.

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.

Hello adVenturers! 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 me at cdunne@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.

2022-23 Boot Camp Scholarship Application
Scholarship dollars are available for Boot Camp students currently enrolled in college or recently graduated high school seniors planning to attend college for the 2022 fall semester. These funds are made possible through the generous support of the Helen Gurley Brown Foundation. Scholarship dollars are meant to assist Boot Camp students in progressing through the collegiate experience, minimizing student debt, and supporting the goal of graduating in four years. Scholarships come from a renewable grant and will be awarded on a year-by-year basis, distributed according to financial need.

Application & Support Materials
To apply for Boot Camp scholarship funding, please submit the following materials to Jaclyn Pageau, Education Manager, through Submittable (all applicants):
● Scholarship Application
● Statement of Need
● Parents’/Guardians’ 2021 joint federal income tax return 1040 or 1040EZ
● Copy of Parents’/Guardians’ most recent pay stub
ONLY Current College Students with at least 1 school year left in the Fall of 2022:
● Proof of enrollment statement or certificate from your Registrar’s office
● Financial Aid Award Letter from the Institution in which you are enrolled
ONLY Current High School Seniors attending college in the Fall of 2022:
● Admit Letter from Institution  you will be attending
● Most Recent Financial Aid Award Letter from Institution you will be attending
*Dissemination of awards to current high school seniors will be withheld until final proof of enrollment/registration at your chosen school are provided to Northern Stage.

Please Note: Requests for aid without the requested documentation will not be considered. A completed application does not guarantee granting of assistance. Applications will be kept confidential and will be reviewed by a panel of staff and community members.
Application materials MUST be received by Sunday, May 15, 2022 in order to be eligible. You will be notified by Monday, June 6,  2022 on the status of your application, including any funding awarded to you. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Education Manager, Jaclyn Pageau at jpageau@northernstage.org.

Northern Stage