Employment & Auditions

Bartender
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Position Title: Bartender

Reports To: Operations Manager

Status: Non-exempt; part-time hourly; seasonal

The IRT’s bartender plays a vital role in a guest’s experience by providing outstanding food and beverage service. He/she must be organized and be able to think and act quickly and effectively while retaining self-composure in a fast-paced environment. In taking pride in personal appearance and showing dedication to providing an exceptional service enhances the theatre experience for every guest. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Arrive two hours before curtain.
  • Set up assigned bar; bar must be ready for service one hour before curtain.
  • Prepare coffee and hot water service - quantity dependent on the house count and show sales.
  • Set-up Danner lounge.
  • Replenish water stock as it is taken from the cooler.
  • Enter all sales in Square data system
  • Split all tips with other bartenders.
  • Manage cash banks.
  • Operate cash register.
  • Restock assigned bar at the end of every show.
  • Break down Danner lounge and restock as needed.
  • Notify Operations Manager of low inventory.
  • Retrieve all dirty glasses, clean, and put into storage.
  • Return cash banks with all money intact.
  • Submit availability schedule to Operations Manager by the 15th of each month.
  • Must be able to mix basic cocktails
  • Must frequently communicate and express oneself with patrons at the bar area
  • Must be able to remain in a standing position a majority of the time
  • Must be able to lift 50lbs from shelving/carts to waist height or bar level
  • Constantly operates a data touch screen


Please send your resume and cover letter to Margaret Lehtinen at mlehtinen@irtlive.com

Properties Carpenter
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Indiana Repertory Theatre is currently accepting resumes for a Properties Carpenter.  This is a seasonal position with benefits, contracts run approximately August through May.  IRT is a mid-sized LORT (C & D Stages) theatre, producing a wide variety of existing and new work for both adults and children (currently 9 productions) located in downtown Indianapolis.   Position reports to the Properties Shop Manager and is a key member of the Production Team.  Duties Include: Collaborating with Directors, Designers, Properties Team, and other shops, maintaining shop equipment, maintaining a safe workspace, and executing build projects as assigned.  Skills Required: Woodworking, finish carpentry, metalwork, valid driver’s license, ability to lift fifty pounds.  Desired Skills: drafting, mold making, sculpting, basic Photoshop, etc.  The successful candidate is a self-starter, independent, and a motivated worker who is comfortable communicating with designers and directors and open to the refinement of artistic vision.  At the IRT, we believe that diverse ideas, backgrounds, cultures, and traditions enrich the quality of work we present on the stage.  We are committed to all forms of diversity in all areas of our work.  Please send a letter and resume to bnewman@irtlive.com and include the words “Properties Carpenter” in the subject line.

Audio Engineer
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Indiana Repertory Theatre is currently accepting resumes for an Audio Engineer. This is a seasonal position with benefits, contract runs approximately late August through May.  Indiana Rep is a mid-sized LORT (C and D stages) theatre, producing a wide variety of existing and new work for adults and children (currently 9 productions) located in downtown Indianapolis.  Position reports to the Resident Sound Designer and is a key member of the production team.  Duties include operating sound and/or video for shows, dance concerts, and one-off events; working closely with the audio/video team; attending rehearsals and meetings as needed; maintenance, repair and upkeep of audio equipment. Skills required: Current working knowledge of large format sound systems, experience in professional theatre, headset and 70v distributed systems, playback and editing software for audio, I.P. based A/V distribution, and Apple networking, proficiency with live mixing, recording and reinforcement. Desired skills: Knowledge of computer networking, video, projections, digital audio, and Dante systems.  At the IRT, we believe that diverse ideas, backgrounds, cultures, and traditions enrich the quality of work we present on the stage.  We are committed to all forms of diversity in all areas of our work.  Please send letter and resume to irtsound@gmail.com and include the words “Audio Engineer Search” in the subject line.

Draper/Pattern Maker
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Indiana Repertory Theatre is seeking a Draper/Pattern Maker for its 2018-2019 Season of nine productions. Duties will include creating patterns from designer sketches/renderings, performing complex sewing and tailoring of costume pieces, cutting and assembling garments, etc. Candidates with dyeing, millinery, cobbling, or wig/hair experience are encouraged to apply as well. Position is fully benefitted and is seasonal (starting in mid-August and through April). Compensation will reflect the successful candidate’s skills and experience. At the IRT, we believe that diverse ideas, backgrounds, cultures, and traditions enrich the quality of work we present on the stage. We are committed to all forms of diversity in all areas of our work.

Send resume & cover letter and/or questions to Guy Clark, Costume Shop Manager, at gclark@irtlive.com and include the words “Draper Search” in the subject line. 
Over-hire Opportunities in Production
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The INDIANA REPERTORY THEATRE is currently accepting resumes for over-hire positions in all production departments. The IRT is a mid-sized LORT (C & D Stages) theatre, producing a wide variety of existing and new work for adults and children (currently 9 productions) located in downtown Indianapolis. Positions include: scenic carpentry, upholstery, scenic artistry, cabinetmaking, rigging, costume construction, pattern making, electrics, audio engineering, projections, stage management, production assistants, etc. Please send your resume to bnewman@irtlive.com and include the words “Resume Submission” in the subject line or mail them to the theatre – our address is at the bottom of the page. At the IRT, we believe that diverse ideas, backgrounds, cultures, and traditions enrich the quality of work we present on the stage. We are committed to all forms of diversity in all areas of our work.

IRT Open Auditions
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The Indiana Repertory Theatre’s annual Equity Principle/General Auditions were held on March 19 & 20, 2018. Show-specific auditions are by invitation only.

If you were unable to attend the open auditions but would like to be considered for the 2018-2019 season, please email your materials to casting@irtlive.com.

Youth Auditions
Youth auditions for A Christmas Carol will be held in July and August. Please check back here in late June for more information. 

Youth Auditions for A Christmas Carol
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Information coming soon


VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Usher at the IRT
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Interested in getting involved as an usher at the IRT? Volunteer to usher at any of our performances throughout the year and receive access to watch the performance you usher. 

Already an usher? Log in here.

If you would like more information or want to be registered as a new volunteer please send an email to House Manager Heather Uuk at huuk@irtlive.com. If you need immediate usher information during business hours, please contact Randy Talley, Executive Assistant, at 317.916.4801 or rtalley@irtlive.com.

INTERNSHIPS

IRT Internship Program
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The Indiana Repertory Theatre internship program offers an exciting opportunity for college and graduate students to gain professional experience by: working side-by-side with extraordinary artists, administrators, and technicians.

  • being actively involved in the production of world-class theatre among a variety of departments.
  • partnering with each student, university, and department to develop a course of study that best meets the needs of all parties.
  • delivering experienced-based, hands-on learning opportunities that provide the necessary skills to become a viable candidate in a highly competitive field

ADMINISTRATIVE INTERNSHIPS (AVAILABLE FALL, WINTER, SPRING)

Company Management | Development and Fundraising | Dramaturgy | Education | Patron Services | Marketing Sales and Communications

PRODUCTION INTERNSHIPS (AVAILABLE FALL OR SPRING)

Costuming | Electrics | Properties Production Management | Scenery | Scenic Art | Sound | Stage Management

SUMMER-ONLY INTERNSHIPS

Summer Youth Workshops


APPLY FOR AN INTERNSHIP

To apply for an internship, please fill out the form below. 

For internships during the academic year, applicants must be enrolled for credit in a college or university to be eligible. For summer internships, applicants must be enrolled for credit in a college or university for the upcoming semester to be eligible.

Deadline for Fall/Summer internships: April 1st

Deadline for Winter/Spring internships: December 1st

For more information, please contact Randy D. Pease at 317.916.4842.

ABOUT INTERNSHIPS AT THE IRT

Internships are individually designed for each student and IRT works with interns and advisors when necessary to develop a course of study which best reflects the needs of the participant and the department. Department heads will give interns tasks and challenges that will provide direct support to our day-to-day activities. The IRT internship program is designed to be an experienced based, hands-on learning opportunity providing the skills necessary to be a viable candidate in a highly competitive field. Applicants must currently be enrolled in a college or university to be eligible.

Click here to download a detailed description of IRT’s internship offerings. 

Internship Application

Current Contact Information 
Permanent Contact Information
(if different from current)
Emergency Contact Information
School Information

Please note that you must be enrolled in classes during the internship in order to be eligible.

Advisor Contact Information
Additional Information
Are you 18 years of age or older?
Do you have a valid driver's license?
Will you have a car during the internship?
What is your gender?
Work Requirements
The work involved in internships at IRT may require heavy lifting, long hours, and/or physical strain. Is there any reason(s) why you could not participate fully?
Areas of Interest

**Requires submission of an academic writing sample. See below.

Availability

Internships require a three month minimum commitment. Please note the following deadlines for application:

  • Fall/Summer Internships: April 1
  • Winter/Spring Internships: December 1
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References

Please list at least two additional references, not including your advisor above.

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Writing SamplePlease describe:
  • Your career objectives and how you expect to achieve them.
  • Your expectations of an internship at Indiana Repertory Theatre.
  • Your relevant academic experience, work experience, or education in theatre.
  • Your strengths and weaknesses and how you plan to leverage those in this internship.

Note: If you are applying for internships in Dramaturgy, Development, Marketing, or Education, you will need to submit an academic writing sample in addition to the answer you enter below. See submission instructions at the end of this document.

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