Employment & Auditions

Donor Relations Manager
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The Donor Relations Manager is responsible for planning, implementing and evaluating development efforts aimed at individual constituents in the Donor Guild (giving less than $1,500 annually), which includes developing and executing coordinated direct mail and telefunding campaigns. This position will also manage the implementation and execution of donor stewardship/fulfillment for all individual and corporate donors. This position supports the Theatre’s annual fund campaign and is responsible for a portion of the IRT’s annual contributed revenue.

The Indiana Repertory Theatre, is the state's largest, fully professional non-profit theatre.  The Donor Relations Manager is an integral part of the development team.

The IRT is an equal opportunity employer. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

POSITION FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Work with the Director of Development and Associate Director of Major Gifts to coordinate a comprehensive and cohesive individual giving campaign.
  • Manage stewardship and fulfillment for all individual donors (including, but not limited to, special ticketing assistance, valet parking vouchers, event coordination, etc.)
  • Work with Director of Development and other appropriate staff and/or volunteers to acquire, retain and upgrade individual annual donors giving less than $1,500 annually.
  • Manage stewardship and fulfillment for all corporate giving (including, but not limited to, special ticketing assistance, valet parking vouchers, event coordination, etc.)
  • Work with Director of Development and Associate Director of Major Gifts to maintain system for tracking and recording prospect and donor research and information.
  • Provide back up support to Development Systems Specialist on gift entry and acknowledgments for individual, corporate and foundation giving.
  • Work with the Director of Development to develop, plan, implement and evaluate silent auction strategies for IRT Celebrity Radio Show (the IRT’s annual fundraising event). Serve as primary staff for purpose of silent auction donor and prospect identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship.
  • Represent the development team by participating in curtain speeches, greeting in Donor Lounges, attending IRT events and hosting at the IRT Celebrity Radio Show.

OTHER FUNCTIONS

Other duties as determined by the Director of Development

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE

To perform this job successfully, an individual must have the following education and/or experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Three years successful fundraising, marketing, and/or communications experience or other successful high level constituent management
  • Experience with volunteer coordination, recognition and evaluation

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. We will make reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these functions.

  • Superior writing, speaking and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent organizational capabilities
  • Technical proficiencies using Tessitura CRM software is a plus and excellent understanding and use of business technologies and software including MS Office is required.
  • Ability and desire to work in a team-structured, informal, open environment. The Theatre’s corporate culture is one that values equally the quality of our work, the quality of how we work (the process), and our collaborative style
  • Passion for the arts

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those an individual must meet in order to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. We will make reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these functions.

  • Constantly operates a computer and other office machinery
  • Must frequently communicate and express oneself with donors, business & civic leaders
  • Must occasionally move about the office/theatre area to access file cabinets and meet guests of the theatre.

RESUMES SHOULD BE SENT TO:

Please send your resume and cover letter to Jennifer Turner, Director of Development, at jturner@irtlive.com.

No phone calls.

Assistant House Manager
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Position Title: Assistant House Manager

Reports To: House Manager

Status: part-time hourly; seasonal (September 25, 2018-May 19, 2019)

Indiana Repertory Theatre is seeking a few outstanding individuals for part-time seasonal Assistant House Managers. Candidates should have excellent communication skills and enjoy interacting with the public. This position requires the availability to work a schedule that varies.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Arrive an hour and a half before curtain time.
  • Responsible for delivering excellent customer service and meeting the needs of all patrons.
  • Check restrooms for cleanliness before shows and after intermission.
  • Make sure all doors are unlocked.
  • Close doors before Acts, open them after.
  • Check that house is clean.
  • Scan tickets.
  • Help patrons find their seats, restrooms, etc.
  • Prepare programs and manage distribution.
  • Maintain the image of the Grand Lobby and all public areas; communicate with housekeeping as necessary to ensure a clean environment.
  • Work with house manager to resolve any patron issues.
  • Assist managing volunteer ushers.
  • Have a working knowledge of ticket-scanning equipment, hearing impaired devices, walkie-talkies, emergency exits, Assist House Manager with emergency procedures.


Please send your resume and cover letter to Heather Uuk at huuk@irtlive.com

Backup House Manager
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Position Title: Backup House Manager

Reports To: House Manager

Status: part-time hourly; seasonal (September 25, 2018-May 19, 2019)

Indiana Repertory Theatre is seeking a few outstanding individuals for part-time seasonal Backup House Managers. Candidates should be quick-witted, calm under pressure, flexible, have excellent communication skills and enjoy interacting with the public. This position requires the availability to work a schedule that varies.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Arrive an hour and a half before curtain time.
  • Responsible for delivering excellent customer service and meeting the needs of all patrons.
  • Check restrooms for cleanliness before shows and after intermission.
  • Make sure all doors are unlocked.
  • Close doors before Acts, open them after.
  • Check that house is clean.
  • Scan tickets.
  • Help patrons find their seats, restrooms, etc.
  • Prepare programs and manage distribution.
  • Maintain the image of the Grand Lobby and all public areas; communicate with housekeeping as necessary to ensure a clean environment.
  • Work with house manager to resolve any patron issues.
  • Assist managing volunteer ushers.
  • Have a working knowledge of ticket-scanning equipment, hearing impaired devices, walkie-talkies, emergency exits, Assist House Manager with emergency procedures.


Please send your resume and cover letter to Heather Uuk at huuk@irtlive.com

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 General Auditions (April 1-2, 2019)
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The Indiana Repertory Theatre’s annual open auditions will be held on Monday, April 1 & Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at the Indiana Repertory Theatre. These auditions constitute the IRT’s Equity Principal Auditions for the 2019-2020 season. Show-specific auditions are by invitation.

Open auditions are by appointment only and are principally for members of Actors Equity Association (AEA). Non-AEA members are welcome to audition but priority is given to AEA members. We will only see actors who are eighteen years of age or older at these auditions.

Auditioners are asked to prepare a contemporary and a classical monologue totaling no more than three minutes and to bring a resume with up-to-date contact information along with two copies of a photo/headshot. 

To arrange your appointment, please complete this form and Administrative Assistant Seema Juneja (sjuneja@irtlive.com) will send you an email confirming your audition time. If you are unable to attend the open auditions but would like to be considered for the 2019-2020 season, please email your materials to casting@irtlive.com.

YOUTH AUDITIONS
Young actor auditions for the 2019-2020 Season will be announced in mid-April. Please check back here for more info the week of April 8, 2019.


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

About IRT's 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

Available internships will be listed in the space below. Follow the directions outlined in the internship description to apply. Please note that unless otherwise specified, IRT internships are unpaid, and do not include housing.


In the event that no internships are currently available, you can address general internship inquiries to Randy D. Pease, Director of Education, at rpease@irtlive.com or 317.916.4842. 

Summer Workshops Internship 
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The IRT Summer Youth Workshops experience is an immersion into the creative process of theatre. Young people with a passion for this art form learn about theatre-making from professional actors, administrators, directors, and technicians, as well as their peers. Interns work with children ages 8-18, assist professional teaching artists with daily assignments as well as leading theatre warm-up games, maintaining class spaces, and supporting administration. Applicants should be self-motivated, responsible, creative, and passionate about working with youth. 

INTERNSHIP DATES
Monday-Friday, 8:00AM to 4:30PM, June 17 – July 12, 2019 with training in the evenings on June 11-13

INTERNSHIP STIPEND
Interns will receive a weekly stipend of $150 for four weeks, from June 17 –July 12, 2019. Housing and transportation are the responsibility of the intern. 

INTERNSHIP PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assist with daily checking in and out of students
  • Lead whole-group warm-up exercises
  • Escort students to and from classes and restrooms
  • Attend, observe, and participate in each class
  • Assist instructors during the class period as necessary
  • Monitor students during lunch period
  • Prepare and clean the teaching spaces
  • Attend daily intern meetings and weekly faculty meetings

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE

  • Interns must be enrolled as a student in a college or university either during the summer or in the fall after the internship. 
  • Experience supervising children in a class, tutoring, or camp capacity preferred
  • Experience in theatre or performance a plus, but not required

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES

  • Energetic and enthusiastic attitude
  • Ability to supervise and support young people in a creative learning environment
  • Quick thinking, problem solving
  • Strong sense of personal responsibility
  • Attention to detail and ability to faithfully implement procedures
  • Desire to engage with performing arts as a teacher and student

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be able to supervise young people, including tending to minor scrapes and bruises
  • Must be able to escort students throughout the Theatre to multiple teaching spaces
  • Interns are expected to participate in all performing exercises when possible
  • Some lifting and moving of rehearsal furniture and classroom equipment may be required
  • Interns must have reliable transportation to and from the theatre

TO APPLY
​Submit all of the following via email to Randy D. Pease, Director of Education at rpease@irtlive.com. Please put “Summer Workshops Internship” in the subject line. 

  • Resume
  • Cover letter addressing:
    • What you expect to gain from an internship at Summer Youth Workshops
    • Your strengths and weaknesses
    • Your experience working with young people
  • At least three references

APPLICATION DEADLINE
Applications will be accepted between January 1, 2019 and February 28, 2019.