Employment & Auditions

Individual Giving Manager
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The Individual Giving Manager is responsible for participating in the planning, implementing and evaluating of development efforts aimed at individual constituents giving annually at $1500+. This position supports the Theatre’s annual fund campaign and is responsible for a portion of the IRT’s annual contributed revenue. Other responsibilities include additional fundraising initiatives as determined by the Director of Development.

POSITION FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Collaborate with the Director of Development to develop, plan, execute and evaluate overall comprehensive fundraising strategies for annual fund individual major gifts specifically for the Repertory Society.
  • Collaborate with the Director of Development and Donor Relations Manager to conceptualize, plan and implement annual fund campaign individual communications strategy.
  • Work with the Director of Development, Managing Director, Executive Artistic Director, Board Members and volunteers to increase membership to Repertory Society. Serve as primary staff for the purpose of donor and prospect identification and cultivation as well as help with solicitation.
  • Work with Director of Development and Donor Relations Manager to develop stewardship implementation plan for Repertory Society members.
  • Work with Director of Development to develop, plan and implement Repertory Society membership renewal process.
  • Work with Development Systems Specialist to manage data input, gift entry and donor records for individual donors.
  • Maintain a system for tracking, recording and maintaining prospects and donor research and information.
  • Work with Director of Development to manage income/expense for individual campaign and related special events.
  • Work with Director of Development, Development Team and Board Radio Show Committee to plan and execute the Celebrity Radio Show (IRT’s annual fundraising event). Specific event related duties will be determined by the Director of Development but will include but not be limited to coordinating with Donor Relations Manager on silent auction and event logistics.
  • 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 is required.
  • Four years successful individual fundraising experience.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 to work some nights and weekends are a requirement of this position.

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 ssweeney@irtlive.com.

No phone calls.

Wardrobe Supervisor
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Indiana Repertory Theatre is seeking a Wardrobe Supervisor for its 2019-2020 Season of nine productions.  Duties will include maintaining dressing spaces and production wardrobe, assisting performers in costume changes, supervising overhire dressers, performing wig maintenance, etc.  Compensation will reflect the successful candidate’s skills and experience.  The position is fully benefited and employment is seasonal (August through May).  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.

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

Carpenter
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Indiana Repertory Theatre 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 start in late-July and is seasonal. 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. 

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

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 5:00-5:45 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 Randy D. Pease, Director of Education, at rpease@irtlive.com or 317.916.4842.