Employment & Auditions

Wardrobe Supervisor
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Position Title: Wardrobe Supervisor

Reports To: Costume Shop Manager

Status: seasonal, non-exempt

Indiana Repertory Theatre is seeking an individual to assist in the planning, running, and strike for all IRT productions and to manage the day-to-day operations of the wardrobe team, running shows, and maintaining the artistic integrity and vision of the designers and directors for all IRT productions.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Create and maintain dressing room/backstage wardrobe supplies and load in, run, and strike shows.
  • Maintain costumes during the performance period including, but not limited to: making repairs, doing laundry, shoe polishing, and managing dry cleaning.
  • Read scripts, create costume breakdowns/costume change plots, and attend rehearsals as assigned.
  • Assist performers in dressing into costumes and facilitate quick changes.
  • Check in and review costumes prior to each dress rehearsal and performance and check out and retrieve costumes after each dress rehearsal and performance.
  • Maintain assigned dressing rooms, notifying Maintenance of cleaning needs.
  • Maintain a calm, professional demeanor for performers in your care.
  • Perform scheduled wig maintenance as guided by the Costume Shop Manager/Wig Designer and assist actors with hairstyling needs.
  • Restock costumes at the end of the production after strike in a timely manner.
  • Work in the Costume Shop, attend fittings to assist and take notes for Draper.
  • Maintain the integrity of the Costume Design through his/her interpretation of the sketch and prepare alterations from the fittings for Stitchers.
  • Assist in pulling costumes from stock as needed and sit with the designer at previews as needed.
  • Maintain your personal work area, including sewing machinery, cutting table, laundry facilities, and bulletin boards as necessary to keep work moving effectively and to promote a professional environment.
  • Attend weekly shop meetings and consult with other team members, co-workers, and Costume Shop Manager concerning problems and their possible solutions as scheduled.
  • Maintain inventory of sewing supplies and fabrics and communicate needs in a timely manner.
  • Talk with visitors and tour groups as needed.
  • Manage your time in an effective manner.
  • Perform other duties such as restocking, rentals and maintenance.
  • Perform such tasks, services, duties, and responsibilities in accordance with IRT policies, rules, regulations, and instructions now in force or which may be adopted from time to time during Employee’s employment at the IRT.
  • Other duties as determined by Costume Shop Manager and Production Manager.
     

Please submit resume and cover letter to Guy Clark, Costume Shop Manager via email at gclark@irtlive.com

Properties Carpenter
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Position Title: Properties Carpenter 

Reports To: Properties Shop Manager

Status: seasonal, non-exempt

The Properties Carpenter is a key member of the production team and assists the Props Shop in show and related projects to build and/or modify furniture, finish carpentry, etc. They will also assist in crafting or shopping for other props as needed.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist Prop Shop staff in show and shop related projects and build and/or modify furniture, finish carpentry, etc. 
  • Assist in crafting or shopping for other props.
  • Research and experiment with different materials and methods for properties creation.
  • Assist in maintaining a clean and safe workplace and storage areas.
  • Assist with prop rentals.
  • Collaborate with other departments and staff for the betterment of the shop, show and theatre.
  • Perform such tasks, services, duties, and responsibilities in accordance with IRT policies, rules, regulations, and instructions now in force, or which may be adopted from time to time, during Employee’s employment at the IRT.

Please submit resume and cover letter to Brian S. Newman, Production Manager via email at bnewman@irtlive.com and please include the words “Properties Search” in the subject line.

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

Customer Service Representative
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Position Title: Customer Service Representative

Reports To: Ticket Office Manager

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

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.


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 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.
 


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
Is this date exact?
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References

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

Reference #1

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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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