Employment & Auditions

Carpenter
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Indiana Repertory Theatre (a mid-sized LORT Theatre, C & D Stages) is seeking a Carpenter for its 2019-2020 Season of nine productions.  Duties will include constructing scenic elements from technical drawings, installation of scenery, rigging, etc. Some on-the-job learning is expected. The position is fully benefitted and starts in late-July and is seasonal. Compensation will reflect the successful candidate’s skills and experience between $13.50 and $14.50 per hour. 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. 

For the full job description and details on how to apply, please click here.

Housekeeper
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Job Title:  Housekeeper, Part-time

The Indiana Repertory Theatre seeks to hire a part-time Housekeeper to assist with the upkeep of the building mornings,  Monday – Friday, 8am – 5pm.

The position will be responsible for keeping areas of the building clean (vacuuming, sweep, dust, mop etc.,) assist with set up of tables and chairs, and other light maintenance work.  Ability to assist with simple building repairs is a plus.

Applicant must be able to work unsupervised, and be an enthusiastic member of our customer service team.

Emails of interested parties should be sent to Jane Robison at jrobison@irtlive.com, and will be accepted through 9/15/19.

Assistant House Manager
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Position Title: Assistant House Manager

Reports To: House Manager

Status: part-time hourly; seasonal (September 4, 2019-May 31, 2020)

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 the 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.
  • Other duties as determined by the House Manager


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 4, 2019 - May 31, 2020)

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 two hours before curtain.
  • 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.
  • Resolve patron issues at performances; communicate with ticket office staff to accommodate patron requests.
  • Coordinate and train volunteer ushers.
  • Coordinate performance timelines with stage management, including prologue, curtain speeches, and intermission.
  • Complete and distribute house report after every public performance.
  • Provide leadership in emergency situations, including fire alarm and increment weather warnings.
  • Have a working knowledge of ticket-scanning equipment, hearing impaired devices, walkie-talkies, emergency exits.
  • Other duties as determined by the House Manager.

 

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

Customer Service Representative
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Position Title: Customer Service Representative

Reports To: Ticket Office Manager

Status: part-time hourly; seasonal (September 4, 2019-May 31, 2020)

Indiana Repertory Theatre is seeking a few outstanding individuals for a part-time seasonal Customer Service position in the Ticket Office. Candidates should have excellent communication skills and enjoy interacting with the public. Knowledge of the arts and experience using Tessitura or other ticketing software programs are desirable. Sales experience is helpful, but not required.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Answers ticket office phones daily.
  • Sells and exchanges performance and event tickets.
  • Manage subscriber seats and single ticket sales.
  • Facilitate internet sales transactions.
  • Handle all financial transactions professionally.
  • Answer all ticketing questions from patrons and IRT employees.
  • Be fully versed in operating Tessitura.
  • Attend a dress rehearsal or preview performance of all IRT productions.
  • Help manage patron issues, both on the phone or face to face.
  • Understand and enforce all ticketing policies including employee comp usage.
  • Keep office clean and organized.
  • Other duties as determined by the Ticket Office Manager and Senior Customer Service Representatives.

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.

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Experience using Tessitura or other ticketing software programs is desirable.
  • Passion for the arts.
  • Sales experience preferred

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.


Please send your resume and cover letter to Kim Reeves at kreeves@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 ProductionJobs@irtlive.com and include the words “Resume Submission” or “Overhire” 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 Youth Auditions | NEW DATE ADDED - August 7th, 2019!
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WHAT IS IRT AUDITIONING FOR?
There are youth roles available in three shows in the 2019-2020 Season: A Christmas Carol, The Watsons Go to Birmingham–1963, and Sense and Sensibility

WHO CAN AUDITION?
Young actors ages 7-17 years old (must be 8 years old by September 2019). Children of all cultures and ethnicities are encouraged to audition.

WHEN ARE AUDITIONS?
Fall Auditions 
Monday, August 5th FULL
Tuesday, August 6th FULL
*NEW* Wednesday, August 7th at 4:00-4:45 for ages 7-12 and 6:00-6:45 for ages 13-17.

Callbacks will be held in mid-August. An email will be sent at the end of the Fall Auditions for A Christmas Carol Callbacks.

HOW DO I SIGN UP?
To arrange an audition time, click here to fill out a short Google form. Have additional questions? Contact Seema Juneja at 317.635.5277 or sjuneja@irtlive.com. Space is limited, so secure your audition slot now!

WHAT DO I HAVE TO DO?
Auditions will be a combination of group activity and individual performance. Come in comfortable clothes to move. Once you sign up for an audition, an email will be sent confirming your spot along with more materials.

WHO WILL BE IN THE AUDITION ROOM?
Ben Hanna, IRT's Associate Artistic Director and director of this year's production of A Christmas Carol, will lead the audition. Actors will be in the room with other auditioners and at least one other IRT staff member.

WILL I GET FEEDBACK ON MY AUDITION?
No. This is a casting audition only. For a chance to work with IRT to improve your skills alongside professional artists, check out our other educational programming. 

WHAT IS THE SCHEDULE FOR REHEARSALS IF I'M CAST?
More information about the rehearsal and performance schedules will be available at the audition. Please note that many performances of our shows occur during the school day and may require permission from your school or district to participate. 


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 Sarah Geis, Education Manager, at sgeis@irtlive.com or 317.916.4841.