Employment & Auditions

We are proud of the exceptional team that supports our work onstage, offstage, and in our community. Our dedicated staff works to ensure Indiana audiences experience world-class theatre that is accessible, relevant, and reflects the many people and cultures of our state. 

The IRT is committed to building an inclusive, welcoming Theatre that celebrates diversity in all areas of our work. Applicants from populations underrepresented in the theatre field are strongly encouraged to apply. This includes, but is not limited to, Black, Indigenous, People of Color, women, transgender and non-binary candidates.  

 

Audio Video Engineer
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POSITION TITLE:   Audio Video Engineer

CREATED:  June 2021

SUPERVISOR'S TITLE: Resident Sound Designer

FLSA STATUS: Seasonal Non-Exempt

SALARY: $14/hour

DATES: 9.13.21 – 5.22.22

 

ABOUT INDIANA REPERTORY THEATRE 
The Indiana Repertory Theatre (IRT) was founded in 1972 and is the only theatre in Indiana to belong to the League of Resident Theatres (LORT). Historically, the IRT has produced nine productions annually across three stages (the OneAmerica Mainstage, the Upperstage, and the Cabaret) for diverse audiences. The repertoire includes work varying from world premieres to classics. The IRT serves audiences of multiple generations including students from pre-school through twelfth grade. With a significant endowment, the IRT is financially stable. Following many decades of diverse programming, the IRT leadership, in the past three years, has focused on further diversifying its staff and board, including ongoing anti-racist training for all. 


MISSION 
Live theatre connects us to meaningful issues in our lives and has the power to shape the human experience. The mission of the Indiana Repertory Theatre is to produce top-quality, professional theatre and related activities, providing experiences that will engage, surprise, challenge, and entertain people throughout their lifetimes, helping us build a vital and vibrant community. 


VISION 
The Indiana Repertory Theatre will be a life-long destination of choice for an ever-expanding audience of all ages and backgrounds seeking enjoyable and meaningful experiences. Using theatre as a springboard for both personal reflection and community discussion, our productions and programs will inspire our neighbors to learn about themselves and others. As an arts leader in the state of Indiana, the IRT's goal is to make Indiana a dynamic home of cultural expression, economic vitality, and a diverse, informed, and engaged citizenry. 


COMMITMENT TO CREATING AND SUPPORTING A DIVERSE WORKFORCE 
The IRT is committed to building an inclusive, welcoming Theatre that celebrates diversity in all areas of our work.  Applicants from populations underrepresented in the theatre field are strongly encouraged to apply.  This includes, but is not limited to, Black, Indigenous, People of Color, women, transgender, and non-binary candidates.


ABOUT INDIANAPOLIS
Located in the heart of Indiana, Indianapolis is a vibrant city to live, work, and play. Indy, as the locals call it, is touted as the Crossroads of America, and you will feel the Midwest vibe as soon as you arrive.

Ranked 16th in the United States in city size with a population close to 878,000, Indy is big enough to explore neighborhoods and the surrounding area on the weekends and cozy enough to call home. The Indiana Repertory Theatre is in the heart of downtown in the historic Indiana Theatre building, located steps away from the Indianapolis Cultural Trail. Downtown Indianapolis is convenient for walking and biking and is easily navigable by IndyGo bus or car.

In addition to a thriving arts and cultural scene featuring the Indianapolis Zoo, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, and The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, Indy is known for the Indianapolis 500, a myriad of sports teams including the Indiana Pacers, Indianapolis Colts, and Indianapolis Indians, and a bustling music and diverse restaurant scene. Did we mention a welcoming and convenient airport? The Indianapolis International Airport has been named the best airport in North America in 2012-2020 by Airports Council International.

Indy offers something for everyone in terms of affordable living for both home buying and renting. But don’t take our word for it:

  • Forbes recently named Indianapolis as America’s Best City for Renters
  • Good Housekeeping named Indy one of the Best Cities for First-Time Homeowners in the US
  • Learn more: Life in Indy and Downtown Indy


And, Indy is a beautiful destination for residents and visitors alike:

  • Condé Nast Traveler named Indy one of Best Places to Go in 2021
  • Travel + Leisure named Indy one of the Best Places to Travel in 2021
  • Reader’s Digest named Indy one of the best American cities for Live Music
  • Learn More: Visit Indy

 

POSITION PURPOSE
As Audio Video Engineer, you are responsible for assisting the implementation and execution of the audio and video environment for the production, in addition to tending to departmental needs and improvements.

POSITION FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Maintaining both the Mainstage and Upperstage primary sound and video systems as well as all secondary systems including: distributed monitoring system, video monitoring, ClearCom and Telex, paging systems, and all support systems (rehearsal room, Cabaret, Grand Lobby, temporary/portable systems, etc.).
  • Program playback, mix and operate the sound system for all productions assigned.
  • Generate documentation for productions.  This includes: Signal flow, show-run labels, processing, cueing notes, cue sheets, and archives.
  • Facilitate technical and artistic needs of Sound Designers for related shows and events.  This includes, but is not limited to, load in, assembling, rigging, and configuring sound and video systems, crafting specialty sound devices, basic audio editing and recording, troubleshooting and problem solving.
  • Maintaining and upgrading the audio department Mac & Dante networks.
  • Required to attend all mandatory meetings, rehearsals, technical rehearsals, and other functions as assigned.
  • 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.
  • Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) work is critical in supporting our mission. IRT is committed to building an inclusive, welcoming theatre through meaningful, action-oriented education. All staff are required to participate in facilitated trainings, community readings and conversations, and anti-bias trainings. We expect employees to apply these learnings in all areas of our work at the theatre. Creating an anti-racist culture follows our core company values

OTHER FUNCTIONS

  • Other duties as determined by Resident Sound Designer and Production Manager.


EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
To perform this job successfully, an individual must have the following education and/or experience.

  • Experience with audio for live theatre.
  • Experience with video projections.
  • Professional experience or degree in audio technology/theatre technology.
  • Ability to work in a team and maintain a positive attitude.
  • Ability to collaborate with fellow staff and free-lance artists.


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.

  • Knowledge of signal flow, gain structure, and placement of large format sound systems
  • Familiarity with QLab software
  • Familiarity with digital and analog audio consoles, video systems, recording, editing and reinforcement.
  • Familiarity with Mac and network functionality
  • Ability to work nights and weekends.


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.

  • Ability to transport 50 pounds
  • This position frequently communicates with groups of people in open areas.
  • This position consistently works in darkened environments.
  • This position frequently ascends/descends ladders and personnel lifts and works at height.
  • This position constantly communicates with other collaborators via wired intercom systems.
  • This position consistently positions self to install audio and video systems by stooping, kneeling, or crouching.
  • This position frequently ascends/descends stairs.


TO APPLY
Please send a cover letter and resume with 3 references to ProductionJobs@irtlive.com. Please include the position for which you would like to be considered in the subject line. You may also mail them to the Indiana Repertory Theatre ATTN: Production Manager, 140 W Washington St., Indianapolis, IN 46204.

Building Services Manager
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POSITION TITLE: Building Services Manager
SUPERVISOR'S TITLE: General Manager
CREATED: June 2021
FLSA STATUS: Exempt


ABOUT INDIANA REPERTORY THEATRE
The Indiana Repertory Theatre (IRT) was founded in 1972 and is the only theatre in Indiana to belong to the League of Resident Theatres (LORT). Historically, the IRT has produced nine productions annually across three stages (the OneAmerica Mainstage, the Upperstage, and the Cabaret) for diverse audiences. The repertoire includes work varying from world premieres to classics. The IRT serves audiences of multiple generations including students from pre-school through twelfth grade. With a significant endowment, the IRT is financially stable and looks forward to many more years of creating art for the Indianapolis community. Following many decades of diverse programming, the IRT leadership, in the past three years, has focused on further diversifying its staff and board, including ongoing anti-racist training for all.
 

MISSION
Live theatre connects us to meaningful issues in our lives and has the power to shape the human experience. The mission of the Indiana Repertory Theatre is to produce top-quality, professional theatre and related activities, providing experiences that will engage, surprise, challenge, and entertain people throughout their lifetimes, helping us build a vital and vibrant community.
 

VISION
The Indiana Repertory Theatre will be a life-long destination of choice for an ever-expanding audience of all ages and backgrounds seeking enjoyable and meaningful experiences. Using theatre as a springboard for both personal reflection and community discussion, our productions and programs will inspire our neighbors to learn about themselves and others. As an arts leader in the state of Indiana, the IRT's goal is to make Indiana a dynamic home of cultural expression, economic vitality, and a diverse, informed, and engaged citizenry.
 

COMMITMENT TO CREATING AND SUPPORTING A DIVERSE WORKFORCE
The IRT is committed to building an inclusive, welcoming Theatre that celebrates diversity in all areas of our work. Applicants from populations underrepresented in the theatre field are strongly encouraged to apply. This includes, but is not limited to, Black, Indigenous, People of Color, women, transgender, and non-binary candidates.
 

ABOUT INDIANAPOLIS
Located in the heart of Indiana, Indianapolis is a vibrant city to live, work, and play. Indy, as the locals call it, is touted as the Crossroads of America, and you will feel the Midwest vibe as soon as you arrive.

Ranked 16th in the United States in city size with a population close to 878,000, Indy is big enough to explore neighborhoods and the surrounding area on the weekends and cozy enough to call home. The Indiana Repertory Theatre is in the heart of downtown in the historic Indiana Theatre building, located steps away from the Indianapolis Cultural Trail. Downtown Indianapolis is convenient for walking and biking and is easily navigable by IndyGo bus or car.

In addition to a thriving arts and cultural scene featuring the Indianapolis Zoo, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, and The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, Indy is known for the Indianapolis 500, a myriad of sports teams including the Indiana

Pacers, Indianapolis Colts, and Indianapolis Indians, and a bustling music and diverse restaurant scene. Did we mention a welcoming and convenient airport? The Indianapolis International Airport has been named the best airport in North America in 2012-2020 by Airports Council International.

Indy offers something for everyone in terms of affordable living for both home buying and renting. But don’t take our word for it:

  • Forbes recently named Indianapolis as America’s Best City for Renters
  • Good Housekeeping named Indy one of the Best Cities for First-Time Homeowners in the U.S.
  • Learn more: Life in Indy and Downtown Indy

And, Indy is a beautiful destination for residents and visitors alike:

  • Condé Nast Traveler named Indy one of Best Places to Go in 2021
  • Travel + Leisure names Indy one of the Best Places to Travel in 2021
  • Reader’s Digest named Indy one of the best American cities for Live Music
  • Learn more: Visit Indy


POSITION PURPOSE
The Building Services Manager will manage the Maintenance department, including overseeing budgets, supervising the housekeeping team, preparing work schedules, managing inventories, and developing and maintaining departmental standards and goals. This position will also perform general repairs as well as schedule outside repair/maintenance as needed.
 

POSITION FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Perform any required repairs or maintenance in the building within his/her skill level.
  • Work with the General Manager to arrange for contractors to be hired on all other projects.
  • Be available as needed to solve building problems, particularly during multi-show weekends – including alarms and emergency facility issues.
  • Supervise all maintenance/housekeeping staff and insure compliance with safety protocol and procedures.
  • Create, perform and update logs on all routine preventative maintenance including but not limited to changing filters, testing the generator and pump systems, inspections, etc.
  • On-going monitoring of the building for any problems.
  • Change all lamps and keep an inventory of light bulbs and other lighting supplies.
  • Perform larger maintenance projects during the dark weeks and summer months including but not limited to drywall repair, painting, floor/carpet cleaning and/or repairs etc.
  • Coordinate room set-up for in-house meetings, special events and other needs as requested
  • Work to increase the energy efficiency of the Theatre, and ensure recycling and other ways of reducing our carbon footprint are followed.
  • Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) work is critical in supporting our mission. IRT is committed to building an inclusive, welcoming theatre through meaningful, action-oriented education. All staff are required to participate in facilitated trainings, community readings and conversations, and anti-bias trainings. We expect employees to apply these learnings in all areas of our work at the theatre. Creating an anti-racist culture follows our core company values.


EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
To perform this job successfully, an individual must have the following education and/or experience.

  • HS diploma or equivalent
  • 5-7 years of progressive experience in building maintenance
  • Experience in older buildings and knowledge of HVAC systems a plus


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.

  • Ability to effectively supervise staff
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office products


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.

  • Must be able to move around a large building, and walk stairs
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds
  • Must be able to climb ladders or lifts in excess of 12 feet


TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION
Please submit cover letter and resume to Jane Robison, General Manager at jrobison@irtlive.com Subject: IRT Building Services Manager position. Application deadline: July 16, 2021

Carpenter
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POSITION TITLE:  Carpenter

CREATED:  June 2021

SUPERVISOR'S TITLE: Technical Director

FLSA STATUS: Seasonal Non-Exempt

SALARY: $14/hour

DATES: 8.16.21 – 5.15.22, 6.6.22 – 6.19.22

 

ABOUT INDIANA REPERTORY THEATRE 
The Indiana Repertory Theatre (IRT) was founded in 1972 and is the only theatre in Indiana to belong to the League of Resident Theatres (LORT). Historically, the IRT has produced nine productions annually across three stages (the OneAmerica Mainstage, the Upperstage, and the Cabaret) for diverse audiences. The repertoire includes work varying from world premieres to classics. The IRT serves audiences of multiple generations including students from pre-school through twelfth grade. With a significant endowment, the IRT is financially stable. Following many decades of diverse programming, the IRT leadership, in the past three years, has focused on further diversifying its staff and board, including ongoing anti-racist training for all. 


MISSION 
Live theatre connects us to meaningful issues in our lives and has the power to shape the human experience. The mission of the Indiana Repertory Theatre is to produce top-quality, professional theatre and related activities, providing experiences that will engage, surprise, challenge, and entertain people throughout their lifetimes, helping us build a vital and vibrant community. 


VISION 
The Indiana Repertory Theatre will be a life-long destination of choice for an ever-expanding audience of all ages and backgrounds seeking enjoyable and meaningful experiences. Using theatre as a springboard for both personal reflection and community discussion, our productions and programs will inspire our neighbors to learn about themselves and others. As an arts leader in the state of Indiana, the IRT's goal is to make Indiana a dynamic home of cultural expression, economic vitality, and a diverse, informed, and engaged citizenry. 


COMMITMENT TO CREATING AND SUPPORTING A DIVERSE WORKFORCE 
The IRT is committed to building an inclusive, welcoming Theatre that celebrates diversity in all areas of our work.  Applicants from populations underrepresented in the theatre field are strongly encouraged to apply.  This includes, but is not limited to, Black, Indigenous, People of Color, women, transgender, and non-binary candidates.   


ABOUT INDIANAPOLIS
Located in the heart of Indiana, Indianapolis is a vibrant city to live, work, and play. Indy, as the locals call it, is touted as the Crossroads of America, and you will feel the Midwest vibe as soon as you arrive.

Ranked 16th in the United States in city size with a population close to 878,000, Indy is big enough to explore neighborhoods and the surrounding area on the weekends and cozy enough to call home. The Indiana Repertory Theatre is in the heart of downtown in the historic Indiana Theatre building, located steps away from the Indianapolis Cultural Trail. Downtown Indianapolis is convenient for walking and biking and is easily navigable by IndyGo bus or car.

In addition to a thriving arts and cultural scene featuring the Indianapolis Zoo, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, and The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, Indy is known for the Indianapolis 500, a myriad of sports teams including the Indiana Pacers, Indianapolis Colts, and Indianapolis Indians, and a bustling music and diverse restaurant scene. Did we mention a welcoming and convenient airport? The Indianapolis International Airport has been named the best airport in North America in 2012-2020 by Airports Council International.

Indy offers something for everyone in terms of affordable living for both home buying and renting. But don’t take our word for it:

  • Forbes recently named Indianapolis as America’s Best City for Renters
  • Good Housekeeping named Indy one of the Best Cities for First-Time Homeowners in the US
  • Learn more: Life in Indy and Downtown Indy

And, Indy is a beautiful destination for residents and visitors alike:

  • Condé Nast Traveler named Indy one of Best Places to Go in 2021
  • Travel + Leisure named Indy one of the Best Places to Travel in 2021
  • Reader’s Digest named Indy one of the best American cities for Live Music
  • Learn More: Visit Indy

 

POSITION PURPOSE
As Carpenter, you are a theatrical craftsperson and will be assigned construction projects commensurate with those skills. 

POSITION FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Construct, install and dismantle scenery for all IRT productions, including special projects undertaken by IRT.
  • Help maintain the safety and cleanliness of the Scene Shop, Paint Shop, performance spaces and other areas used by the Scene Shop.
  • 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.
  • Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) work is critical in supporting our mission. IRT is committed to building an inclusive, welcoming theatre through meaningful, action-oriented education. All staff are required to participate in facilitated trainings, community readings and conversations, and anti-bias trainings. We expect employees to apply these learnings in all areas of our work at the theatre. Creating an anti-racist culture follows our core company values

OTHER FUNCTIONS

  • Other duties as determined by Technical Director, Assistant Technical Director, Shop Foreman, and Production Manager.

 

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

  • 2-4 yrs. experience with scenery construction techniques and wood working tools.
  • Experience with finish carpentry including moulding and trim work.
  • Experience working with metal-working tools including welders.
  • Experience working with theatrical rigging and best practices for rigging safety.

 

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.

  • Proficiency operating a variety of woodworking and metalworking tools.
  • Ability to manage overhire labor on projects 
  • Ability to work in a team and maintain a positive attitude.
  • Ability to read and understand Designer and Construction Drawings
  • Ability to work occasional nights and weekends.
     

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.

  • This position consistently works in darkened environments.
  • This position must be able to communicate orally and by e-mail with creative team members
  • This position requires the ability to reposition and/or transport objects of 50 pounds.
  • This position must be able to consistently position oneself in a stooping, kneeling, or crouching manner.
  • This position occasionally ascends/descends ladders and personnel lifts.
  • This position must be comfortable working in confined spaces


TO APPLY
Please send a cover letter and resume with 3 references to ProductionJobs@irtlive.com.  Please include the position for which you would like to be considered in the subject line. You may also mail them to the Indiana Repertory Theatre ATTN: Production Manager, 140 W Washington St., Indianapolis, IN 46204.

Carpenter - Entry Level
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POSITION TITLE:   Carpenter – Entry Level

CREATED:  June 2021

SUPERVISOR'S TITLE: Technical Director

FLSA STATUS: Seasonal Non-Exempt

SALARY: $13.50/hour

DATES: 8.16.21 – 5.15.22, 6.6.22 – 6.19.22

 

ABOUT INDIANA REPERTORY THEATRE 
The Indiana Repertory Theatre (IRT) was founded in 1972 and is the only theatre in Indiana to belong to the League of Resident Theatres (LORT). Historically, the IRT has produced nine productions annually across three stages (the OneAmerica Mainstage, the Upperstage, and the Cabaret) for diverse audiences. The repertoire includes work varying from world premieres to classics. The IRT serves audiences of multiple generations including students from pre-school through twelfth grade. With a significant endowment, the IRT is financially stable. Following many decades of diverse programming, the IRT leadership, in the past three years, has focused on further diversifying its staff and board, including ongoing anti-racist training for all. 


MISSION 
Live theatre connects us to meaningful issues in our lives and has the power to shape the human experience. The mission of the Indiana Repertory Theatre is to produce top-quality, professional theatre and related activities, providing experiences that will engage, surprise, challenge, and entertain people throughout their lifetimes, helping us build a vital and vibrant community. 


VISION 
The Indiana Repertory Theatre will be a life-long destination of choice for an ever-expanding audience of all ages and backgrounds seeking enjoyable and meaningful experiences. Using theatre as a springboard for both personal reflection and community discussion, our productions and programs will inspire our neighbors to learn about themselves and others. As an arts leader in the state of Indiana, the IRT's goal is to make Indiana a dynamic home of cultural expression, economic vitality, and a diverse, informed, and engaged citizenry. 


COMMITMENT TO CREATING AND SUPPORTING A DIVERSE WORKFORCE 
The IRT is committed to building an inclusive, welcoming Theatre that celebrates diversity in all areas of our work.  Applicants from populations underrepresented in the theatre field are strongly encouraged to apply.  This includes, but is not limited to, Black, Indigenous, People of Color, women, transgender, and non-binary candidates.   


ABOUT INDIANAPOLIS
Located in the heart of Indiana, Indianapolis is a vibrant city to live, work, and play. Indy, as the locals call it, is touted as the Crossroads of America, and you will feel the Midwest vibe as soon as you arrive.

Ranked 16th in the United States in city size with a population close to 878,000, Indy is big enough to explore neighborhoods and the surrounding area on the weekends and cozy enough to call home. The Indiana Repertory Theatre is in the heart of downtown in the historic Indiana Theatre building, located steps away from the Indianapolis Cultural Trail. Downtown Indianapolis is convenient for walking and biking and is easily navigable by IndyGo bus or car.

In addition to a thriving arts and cultural scene featuring the Indianapolis Zoo, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, and The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, Indy is known for the Indianapolis 500, a myriad of sports teams including the Indiana Pacers, Indianapolis Colts, and Indianapolis Indians, and a bustling music and diverse restaurant scene. Did we mention a welcoming and convenient airport? The Indianapolis International Airport has been named the best airport in North America in 2012-2020 by Airports Council International.

Indy offers something for everyone in terms of affordable living for both home buying and renting. But don’t take our word for it:

  • Forbes recently named Indianapolis as America’s Best City for Renters
  • Good Housekeeping named Indy one of the Best Cities for First-Time Homeowners in the US
  • Learn more: Life in Indy and Downtown Indy

And, Indy is a beautiful destination for residents and visitors alike:

  • Condé Nast Traveler named Indy one of Best Places to Go in 2021
  • Travel + Leisure named Indy one of the Best Places to Travel in 2021
  • Reader’s Digest named Indy one of the best American cities for Live Music
  • Learn More: Visit Indy


POSITION PURPOSE
As Carpenter, you are a theatrical craftsperson and will be assigned construction projects commensurate with those skills. 


POSITION FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Construct, install and dismantle scenery for all IRT productions, including special projects undertaken by IRT.
  • Help maintain the safety and cleanliness of the Scene Shop, Paint Shop, performance spaces and other areas used by the Scene Shop.
  • 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.
  • Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) work is critical in supporting our mission. IRT is committed to building an inclusive, welcoming theatre through meaningful, action-oriented education. All staff are required to participate in facilitated trainings, community readings and conversations, and anti-bias trainings. We expect employees to apply these learnings in all areas of our work at the theatre. Creating an anti-racist culture follows our core company values

OTHER FUNCTIONS

  • Other duties as determined by Technical Director, Assistant Technical Director, Shop Foreman, and Production Manager.


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

  • Experience with scenery construction techniques and common wood working tools.
    • Experience with metal working tools and techniques are a bonus
  • Experience working with and understanding Theatrical Construction Drawings
  • Experience with and understanding of basic woodworking safety equipment and best safety practices in shared workspaces.

 

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.

  • Proficiency operating a variety of woodworking tools.
  • Ability to work in a team and maintain a positive attitude.
  • Basic math skills required to work with measurements, area and other calculations needed to make cutting lists of materials.
  • Ability to work occasional nights and weekends.

 

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.

  • This position consistently works in darkened environments.
  • This position must be able to communicate orally and by e-mail with creative team members
  • This position requires the ability to reposition and/or transport objects of 50 pounds.
  • This position must be able to consistently position oneself in a stooping, kneeling, or crouching manner.
  • This position occasionally ascends/descends ladders and personnel lifts.
  • This position must be comfortable working in confined spaces
  • This position must be comfortable working at heights on Catwalks and in a Fall Arrest Harness


TO APPLY
Please send a cover letter and resume with 3 references to ProductionJobs@irtlive.com.  Please include the position for which you would like to be considered in the subject line. You may also mail them to the Indiana Repertory Theatre ATTN: Production Manager, 140 W Washington St., Indianapolis, IN 46204.

Director of Finance
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POSITION TITLE: Director of Finance

CREATED:  June 2021

SUPERVISOR'S TITLE: Managing Director

FLSA STATUS: Exempt

 

ABOUT INDIANA REPERTORY THEATRE
The Indiana Repertory Theatre (IRT) was founded in 1972 and is the only theatre in Indiana to belong to the League of Resident Theatres (LORT). Historically, the IRT has produced nine productions annually across three stages (the OneAmerica Mainstage, the Upperstage, and the Cabaret) for diverse audiences. The repertoire includes work varying from world premieres to classics. The IRT serves audiences of multiple generations including students from pre-school through twelfth grade. With a significant endowment, the IRT is financially stable and looks forward to many more years of creating art for the Indianapolis community. Following many decades of diverse programming, the IRT leadership, in the past three years, has focused on further diversifying its staff and board, including ongoing anti-racist training for all. 

 

MISSION
Live theatre connects us to meaningful issues in our lives and has the power to shape the human experience. The mission of the Indiana Repertory Theatre is to produce top-quality, professional theatre and related activities, providing experiences that will engage, surprise, challenge, and entertain people throughout their lifetimes, helping us build a vital and vibrant community. 

 

VISION
The Indiana Repertory Theatre will be a life-long destination of choice for an ever-expanding audience of all ages and backgrounds seeking enjoyable and meaningful experiences. Using theatre as a springboard for both personal reflection and community discussion, our productions and programs will inspire our neighbors to learn about themselves and others. As an arts leader in the state of Indiana, the IRT's goal is to make Indiana a dynamic home of cultural expression, economic vitality, and a diverse, informed, and engaged citizenry. 

 

COMMITMENT TO CREATING AND SUPPORTING A DIVERSE WORKFORCE
The IRT is committed to building an inclusive, welcoming Theatre that celebrates diversity in all areas of our work.  Applicants from populations underrepresented in the theatre field are strongly encouraged to apply.  This includes, but is not limited to, Black, Indigenous, People of Color, women, transgender, and non-binary candidates.   

 

ABOUT INDIANAPOLIS
Located in the heart of Indiana, Indianapolis is a vibrant city to live, work, and play. Indy, as the locals call it, is touted as the Crossroads of America, and you will feel the Midwest vibe as soon as you arrive.

Ranked 16th in the United States in city size with a population close to 878,000, Indy is big enough to explore neighborhoods and the surrounding area on the weekends and cozy enough to call home. The Indiana Repertory Theatre is in the heart of downtown in the historic Indiana Theatre building, located steps away from the Indianapolis Cultural Trail. Downtown Indianapolis is convenient for walking and biking and is easily navigable by IndyGo bus or car.

In addition to a thriving arts and cultural scene featuring the Indianapolis Zoo, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, and The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, Indy is known for the Indianapolis 500, a myriad of sports teams including the Indiana Pacers, Indianapolis Colts, and Indianapolis Indians, and a bustling music and diverse restaurant scene. Did we mention a welcoming and convenient airport? The Indianapolis International Airport has been named the best airport in North America in 2012-2020 by Airports Council International.

Indy offers something for everyone in terms of affordable living for both home buying and renting.  But don’t take our word for it:

  • Forbes recently named Indianapolis as America’s Best City for Renters
  • Good Housekeeping named Indy one of the Best Cities for First-Time Homeowners in the U.S.
  • Learn more: Life in Indy and Downtown Indy

And, Indy is a beautiful destination for residents and visitors alike:

  • Condé Nast Traveler named Indy one of Best Places to Go in 2021
  • Travel + Leisure names Indy one of the Best Places to Travel in 2021
  • Reader’s Digest named Indy one of the best American cities for Live Music
  • Learn More: Visit Indy

 

POSITION PURPOSE
This position serves as the chief financial executive of the Theatre.  The Director of Finance is integral in planning the Theatre’s future strategy, maintaining operational integrity, overseeing fiscal controls, and leading financial administration, business planning and budgeting.  The Director of Finance also has the overall responsibility for human resources, information technology and office administration. The Director will mentor, model and motivate staff in an inclusive and collegial manner while developing realistic goals and accountability measures. 

 

POSITION FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Financial Management

  • Manage the Theatre’s financial assets and provide strategic recommendations to the senior leadership team on operational and financial issues as they arise.
  • Responsible for all financial reporting for the Theatre.  This includes reporting to the Board, preparing the audited financial statements, preparing the income tax returns, and monthly or as-needed reporting to management. 
  • Oversee all activity with in the Business Office, including payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable, fixed assets, general ledger, and other accounting functions.
  • Supervise and prepare the Theatre’s budget and budgets for grants.  Achieve budget objectives by analyzing variances and initiating corrective actions.
  • Track and record all endowment and related investment activity. 
  • Track gifts to the Major Gifts campaign, and spending from the Major Gifts campaign to ensure it meets the grant/case requirements, and regularly report to management the status of the campaign gifts/expenditures.
  • Develop and implement internal controls and procedures for the financial management of the Theatre.
  • Administer commercial insurance policies, including general liability, property, directors and officers and workers’ compensation, including premium audits.
  • Ensure that all federal and state tax and reporting obligations are met and that necessary tax filings, returns, and compliance notices are prepared and submitted on a timely basis.
  • Manage the audit process and ensure the preparation of necessary documents and schedules.
  • Serve as liaison to the IRT Board for the Finance, Investment and Audit board committees. 

Human Resources

  • Responsible for all human resource issues, including maintaining an effective Company Handbook, ensuring that personnel files meet retention and Department of Labor requirements, assisting other managers in any employee issues, conducting exit interviews, and ensuring the Theatre is in compliance with the Affordable Care Act requirements.
  • Advance, support and promote organizational inclusion, diversity, equity, access, and anti-racism goals in staffing, policies, procedures, and practices. 
  • Review payroll and other payroll and benefit-related reports.
  • With executive leadership, implement the IRT’s performance management system, and ensure compliance throughout the Theatre.
  • Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) work is critical in supporting our mission. IRT is committed to building an inclusive, welcoming theatre through meaningful, action-oriented education. All staff are required to participate in facilitated trainings, community readings and conversations, and anti-bias trainings. We expect employees to apply these learnings in all areas of our work at the theatre. Creating an anti-racist culture follows our core company values.

Information Technology and Office Operations

  • Manage information technology, including computers, network and communication lines.
  • Act as the main liaison with our IT consultant.
  • Develop and implement a plan for technology acquisition.
  • Oversee the office operations of the administrative offices.

 

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

  • Bachelor’s degree or above in accounting or finance (or equivalent experience). 
  • At least 7 years of progressive experience in a finance environment, non-profit experience preferred.
  • Expertise in nonprofit accounting, budgeting, reporting, grant management and auditing.
  • CPA certification is a plus.

 

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.

  • Proven ability to develop and maintain complex budgets
  • Ability to effectively present complex financial information and respond to questions from groups of managers, employees, and the Board of Directors
  • Knowledge of HR issues and regulations
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast paced environment with frequent interruptions
  • Ability to handle multiple deadlines and multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures or government regulations.
  • Ability to effectively supervise staff

 

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.

  • Must be able to sit or stand in a stationary position for long periods of time
  • Must be able to regularly operate a computer or other office productivity machinery (e.g. calculator, copy machine, printer)

 

TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION
Please submit cover letter and resume to Suzanne Sweeney, Managing Director at ssweeney@irtlive.com. Subject: IRT Director of Finance position. Application deadline:  July 16, 2021

Electrician
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POSITION TITLE:   Electrician

CREATED:  May 2021

SUPERVISOR'S TITLE: Master Electrician

FLSA STATUS: Seasonal Non-Exempt

SALARY: $14/hour

DATES: 9.20.21 – 6.19.22

 

ABOUT INDIANA REPERTORY THEATRE 
The Indiana Repertory Theatre (IRT) was founded in 1972 and is the only theatre in Indiana to belong to the League of Resident Theatres (LORT). Historically, the IRT has produced nine productions annually across three stages (the OneAmerica Mainstage, the Upperstage, and the Cabaret) for diverse audiences. The repertoire includes work varying from world premieres to classics. The IRT serves audiences of multiple generations including students from pre-school through twelfth grade. With a significant endowment, the IRT is financially stable. Following many decades of diverse programming, the IRT leadership, in the past three years, has focused on further diversifying its staff and board, including ongoing anti-racist training for all.


MISSION 
Live theatre connects us to meaningful issues in our lives and has the power to shape the human experience. The mission of the Indiana Repertory Theatre is to produce top-quality, professional theatre and related activities, providing experiences that will engage, surprise, challenge, and entertain people throughout their lifetimes, helping us build a vital and vibrant community. 


VISION 
The Indiana Repertory Theatre will be a life-long destination of choice for an ever-expanding audience of all ages and backgrounds seeking enjoyable and meaningful experiences. Using theatre as a springboard for both personal reflection and community discussion, our productions and programs will inspire our neighbors to learn about themselves and others. As an arts leader in the state of Indiana, the IRT's goal is to make Indiana a dynamic home of cultural expression, economic vitality, and a diverse, informed, and engaged citizenry. 


COMMITMENT TO CREATING AND SUPPORTING A DIVERSE WORKFORCE 
The IRT is committed to building an inclusive, welcoming Theatre that celebrates diversity in all areas of our work.  Applicants from populations underrepresented in the theatre field are strongly encouraged to apply.  This includes, but is not limited to, Black, Indigenous, People of Color, women, transgender, and non-binary candidates.


ABOUT INDIANAPOLIS
Located in the heart of Indiana, Indianapolis is a vibrant city to live, work, and play. Indy, as the locals call it, is touted as the Crossroads of America, and you will feel the Midwest vibe as soon as you arrive.

Ranked 16th in the United States in city size with a population close to 878,000, Indy is big enough to explore neighborhoods and the surrounding area on the weekends and cozy enough to call home. The Indiana Repertory Theatre is in the heart of downtown in the historic Indiana Theatre building, located steps away from the Indianapolis Cultural Trail. Downtown Indianapolis is convenient for walking and biking and is easily navigable by IndyGo bus or car.

In addition to a thriving arts and cultural scene featuring the Indianapolis Zoo, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, and The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, Indy is known for the Indianapolis 500, a myriad of sports teams including the Indiana Pacers, Indianapolis Colts, and Indianapolis Indians, and a bustling music and diverse restaurant scene. Did we mention a welcoming and convenient airport? The Indianapolis International Airport has been named the best airport in North America in 2012-2020 by Airports Council International.

Indy offers something for everyone in terms of affordable living for both home buying and renting. But don’t take our word for it:

  • Forbes recently named Indianapolis as America’s Best City for Renters
  • Good Housekeeping named Indy one of the Best Cities for First-Time Homeowners in the US
  • Learn more: Life in Indy and Downtown Indy

And, Indy is a beautiful destination for residents and visitors alike:

  • Condé Nast Traveler named Indy one of Best Places to Go in 2021
  • Travel + Leisure named Indy one of the Best Places to Travel in 2021
  • Reader’s Digest named Indy one of the best American cities for Live Music
  • Learn More: Visit Indy


POSITION PURPOSE

The Electrician will perform duties assigned by the Master Electrician in hanging, focusing, and programming equipment for Mainstage and Upperstage productions.  This position will also assist in maintaining shows, repair, and maintenance of equipment, and general clean-up.

 

POSITION FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assist the Master Electrician in hanging, focusing, and programming equipment for productions.
  • Programming and associated research necessary for console operations and cuing of productions.
  • Run and maintain shows, prepare for upcoming shows, maintain and repair equipment, and general clean-up as assigned.
  • Assist in lighting in-house events and rentals as assigned.
  • 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.
  • Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) work is critical in supporting our mission. IRT is committed to building an inclusive, welcoming theatre through meaningful, action-oriented education. All staff are required to participate in facilitated trainings, community readings and conversations, and anti-bias trainings. We expect employees to apply these learnings in all areas of our work at the theatre. Creating an anti-racist culture follows our core company values

OTHER FUNCTIONS

  • Other duties as determined by the Assistant Master Electrician, Master Electrician, and Production Manager.

 

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

  • Experience with lighting equipment and ETC Control systems

 

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.

  • Knowledge of ETC EOS, ION, and NOMAD platforms
  • Ability to work in a team and maintain a positive attitude.
  • Ability to collaborate with fellow staff and free-lance artists.
  • Ability to work nights and weekends.
     

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.

  • Ability to transport 50 pounds
  • This position frequently communicates with groups of people in open areas.
  • This position consistently works in darkened environments.
  • This position constantly communicates with other collaborators via wired intercom systems.
  • This position consistently positions self to assist with lighting system installs that includes, stooping, kneeling, or crouching.
  • This position frequently ascends/descends stairs.
  • This position frequently ascends/descends and works on ladders, in personnel lifts, and in elevated positions
  • This position is often required to wear fall-arrest equipment


TO APPLY
Please send a cover letter and resume with 3 references to ProductionJobs@irtlive.com.  Please include the position for which you would like to be considered in the subject line. You may also mail them to the Indiana Repertory Theatre ATTN: Production Manager, 140 W Washington St., Indianapolis, IN 46204.

 

First Hand
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POSITION TITLE:   First Hand

CREATED:  June 2021

SUPERVISOR'S TITLE: Costume Shop Manager

FLSA STATUS: Seasonal Non-Exempt

SALARY: $14.50/hour

DATES: 9.8.21 – 4.24.22

 

ABOUT INDIANA REPERTORY THEATRE 
The Indiana Repertory Theatre (IRT) was founded in 1972 and is the only theatre in Indiana to belong to the League of Resident Theatres (LORT). Historically, the IRT has produced nine productions annually across three stages (the OneAmerica Mainstage, the Upperstage, and the Cabaret) for diverse audiences. The repertoire includes work varying from world premieres to classics. The IRT serves audiences of multiple generations including students from pre-school through twelfth grade. With a significant endowment, the IRT is financially stable. Following many decades of diverse programming, the IRT leadership, in the past three years, has focused on further diversifying its staff and board, including ongoing anti-racist training for all. 


MISSION 
Live theatre connects us to meaningful issues in our lives and has the power to shape the human experience. The mission of the Indiana Repertory Theatre is to produce top-quality, professional theatre and related activities, providing experiences that will engage, surprise, challenge, and entertain people throughout their lifetimes, helping us build a vital and vibrant community. 


VISION 
The Indiana Repertory Theatre will be a life-long destination of choice for an ever-expanding audience of all ages and backgrounds seeking enjoyable and meaningful experiences. Using theatre as a springboard for both personal reflection and community discussion, our productions and programs will inspire our neighbors to learn about themselves and others. As an arts leader in the state of Indiana, the IRT's goal is to make Indiana a dynamic home of cultural expression, economic vitality, and a diverse, informed, and engaged citizenry. 


COMMITMENT TO CREATING AND SUPPORTING A DIVERSE WORKFORCE 
The IRT is committed to building an inclusive, welcoming Theatre that celebrates diversity in all areas of our work.  Applicants from populations underrepresented in the theatre field are strongly encouraged to apply.  This includes, but is not limited to, Black, Indigenous, People of Color, women, transgender, and non-binary candidates.   


ABOUT INDIANAPOLIS
Located in the heart of Indiana, Indianapolis is a vibrant city to live, work, and play. Indy, as the locals call it, is touted as the Crossroads of America, and you will feel the Midwest vibe as soon as you arrive.

Ranked 16th in the United States in city size with a population close to 878,000, Indy is big enough to explore neighborhoods and the surrounding area on the weekends and cozy enough to call home. The Indiana Repertory Theatre is in the heart of downtown in the historic Indiana Theatre building, located steps away from the Indianapolis Cultural Trail. Downtown Indianapolis is convenient for walking and biking and is easily navigable by IndyGo bus or car.

In addition to a thriving arts and cultural scene featuring the Indianapolis Zoo, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, and The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, Indy is known for the Indianapolis 500, a myriad of sports teams including the Indiana Pacers, Indianapolis Colts, and Indianapolis Indians, and a bustling music and diverse restaurant scene. Did we mention a welcoming and convenient airport? The Indianapolis International Airport has been named the best airport in North America in 2012-2020 by Airports Council International.

Indy offers something for everyone in terms of affordable living for both home buying and renting. But don’t take our word for it:

  • Forbes recently named Indianapolis as America’s Best City for Renters
  • Good Housekeeping named Indy one of the Best Cities for First-Time Homeowners in the US
  • Learn more: Life in Indy and Downtown Indy

And, Indy is a beautiful destination for residents and visitors alike:

  • Condé Nast Traveler named Indy one of Best Places to Go in 2021
  • Travel + Leisure named Indy one of the Best Places to Travel in 2021
  • Reader’s Digest named Indy one of the best American cities for Live Music
  • Learn more: Visit Indy

 

POSITION PURPOSE
As the First Hand, you are a theatrical craftsperson and will be assigned construction projects commensurate with those skills.


POSITION FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assist the Draper in the creation of patterns, cut fabric based on patterns supplied by the Draper and make patterns for facings and linings based on original pattern supplied by Draper.
  • Perform complex sewing and tailoring.
  • 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.
  • Assist in pulling as needed and sit with the designer at technical rehearsals and previews as assigned.
  • Maintain your personal work area, including sewing machinery, cutting table, 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.
  • Maintain inventory of sewing supplies and fabrics and communicate needs in a timely manner.
  • Talk with visitors and tour groups as needed.
  • Perform other duties such as pulling, restocking, 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.
  • Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) work is critical in supporting our mission. IRT is committed to building an inclusive, welcoming theatre through meaningful, action-oriented education. All staff are required to participate in facilitated trainings, community readings and conversations, and anti-bias trainings. We expect employees to apply these learnings in all areas of our work at the theatre. Creating an anti-racist culture follows our core company values

OTHER FUNCTIONS

  • Other duties as determined by Costume Shop Manager and Production Manager.

 

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

  • Experience working in a professional costume shop or degree in costume technology
  • Experience cutting out patterns and manipulating fabric

 

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.

  • Proficiency in operating costume related machinery
  • Experience manipulating fabric
  • Ability to work in a team and maintain a positive attitude.
  • Ability to collaborate with fellow staff and free-lance artists.
  • Ability to work occasional nights and weekends.

 

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.

  • This position frequently communicates with groups of people in open areas
  • This position assists in observing and judging garment finish from the theatre seats
  • This position frequently operates costume machinery
  • This position works in a stationary position for 50% of the time or more.
  • Occasionally ascends/descends stairs/work ladders
  • Occasionally will work outside to load or unload costume elements to/from vehicles
  • Ability to transport 25 pounds of costumes
     

TO APPLY
Please send a cover letter and resume with 3 references to ProductionJobs@irtlive.com.  Please include the position for which you would like to be considered in the subject line. You may also mail them to the Indiana Repertory Theatre ATTN: Production Manager, 140 W Washington St., Indianapolis, IN 46204.

Production Assistant
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POSITION TITLE:   Production Assistant

CREATED:  June 2021

SUPERVISOR'S TITLE: Production Manager

FLSA STATUS: Seasonal Non-Exempt

SALARY: $14/hour

DATES: 3.28.22 – 5.22.22

 

ABOUT INDIANA REPERTORY THEATRE 
The Indiana Repertory Theatre (IRT) was founded in 1972 and is the only theatre in Indiana to belong to the League of Resident Theatres (LORT). Historically, the IRT has produced nine productions annually across three stages (the OneAmerica Mainstage, the Upperstage, and the Cabaret) for diverse audiences. The repertoire includes work varying from world premieres to classics. The IRT serves audiences of multiple generations including students from pre-school through twelfth grade. With a significant endowment, the IRT is financially stable. Following many decades of diverse programming, the IRT leadership, in the past three years, has focused on further diversifying its staff and board, including ongoing anti-racist training for all. 


MISSION 
Live theatre connects us to meaningful issues in our lives and has the power to shape the human experience. The mission of the Indiana Repertory Theatre is to produce top-quality, professional theatre and related activities, providing experiences that will engage, surprise, challenge, and entertain people throughout their lifetimes, helping us build a vital and vibrant community. 


VISION 
The Indiana Repertory Theatre will be a life-long destination of choice for an ever-expanding audience of all ages and backgrounds seeking enjoyable and meaningful experiences. Using theatre as a springboard for both personal reflection and community discussion, our productions and programs will inspire our neighbors to learn about themselves and others. As an arts leader in the state of Indiana, the IRT's goal is to make Indiana a dynamic home of cultural expression, economic vitality, and a diverse, informed, and engaged citizenry. 


COMMITMENT TO CREATING AND SUPPORTING A DIVERSE WORKFORCE 
The IRT is committed to building an inclusive, welcoming Theatre that celebrates diversity in all areas of our work.  Applicants from populations underrepresented in the theatre field are strongly encouraged to apply.  This includes, but is not limited to, Black, Indigenous, People of Color, women, transgender, and non-binary candidates.   


ABOUT INDIANAPOLIS 
Located in the heart of Indiana, Indianapolis is a vibrant city to live, work, and play. Indy, as the locals call it, is touted as the Crossroads of America, and you will feel the Midwest vibe as soon as you arrive.

Ranked 16th in the United States in city size with a population close to 878,000, Indy is big enough to explore neighborhoods and the surrounding area on the weekends and cozy enough to call home. The Indiana Repertory Theatre is in the heart of downtown in the historic Indiana Theatre building, located steps away from the Indianapolis Cultural Trail. Downtown Indianapolis is convenient for walking and biking and is easily navigable by IndyGo bus or car.

In addition to a thriving arts and cultural scene featuring the Indianapolis Zoo, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, and The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, Indy is known for the Indianapolis 500, a myriad of sports teams including the Indiana Pacers, Indianapolis Colts, and Indianapolis Indians, and a bustling music and diverse restaurant scene. Did we mention a welcoming and convenient airport? The Indianapolis International Airport has been named the best airport in North America in 2012-2020 by Airports Council International.

Indy offers something for everyone in terms of affordable living for both home buying and renting. But don’t take our word for it:

  • Forbes recently named Indianapolis as America’s Best City for Renters
  • Good Housekeeping named Indy one of the Best Cities for First-Time Homeowners in the US
  • Learn more: Life in Indy and Downtown Indy

And, Indy is a beautiful destination for residents and visitors alike:

  • Condé Nast Traveler named Indy one of Best Places to Go in 2021
  • Travel + Leisure named Indy one of the Best Places to Travel in 2021
  • Reader’s Digest named Indy one of the best American cities for Live Music
  • Learn More: Visit Indy

 

POSITION PURPOSE
The Production Assistant is a key member of the Stage Management team and will assist in the execution of all IRT productions and special events.


POSITION FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assist in the set-up of the rehearsal room and performance space.
  • Assemble rehearsal scripts for actors, creative team members, and other personnel as directed.
  • Assist the stage manager during rehearsal and performance.
  • Run performances backstage.
  • Shop for supplies for the rehearsal room and production office as requested.
  • Assist stage manager with rehearsal and performance reports.
  • Assist with all IRT productions and special events as assigned.
  • 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.
  • Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) work is critical in supporting our mission. IRT is committed to building an inclusive, welcoming theatre through meaningful, action-oriented education. All staff are required to participate in facilitated trainings, community readings and conversations, and anti-bias trainings. We expect employees to apply these learnings in all areas of our work at the theatre. Creating an anti-racist culture follows our core company values

OTHER FUNCTIONS

  • Other duties as determined by the Stage Manager, Production Manager, or Artistic Director.
  • May be assigned to wardrobe duties (prior communication and training will be provided).
  • Organize youth actors, if necessary.
  • Assist with auditions as assigned.
     

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
To perform this job successfully, an individual must have the following education and/or experience.

  • Experience working on a Stage Management team

 

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.

  • Proficiency with MS Office Suite
  • Knowledge of script analysis
  • Ability to plan for contingencies
  • The position works frequently on nights and weekends and has a non-traditional work schedule.


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.

  • Ability to transport 40 pounds
  • This position frequently communicates with groups of people in open areas.
  • This position consistently works in darkened environments.
  • This position constantly positions self to assist with costume and scenic changes that includes, stooping, kneeling, or crouching.
  • This position frequently ascends/descends stairs.
  • This position constantly communicates with colleagues via headset intercom systems.

 

TO APPLY
Please send a cover letter and resume with 3 references to ProductionJobs@irtlive.com.  Please include the position for which you would like to be considered in the subject line. You may also mail them to the Indiana Repertory Theatre ATTN: Production Manager, 140 W Washington St., Indianapolis, IN 46204.

Properties Artisan
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POSITION TITLE:   Properties Artisan

CREATED:  June 2021

SUPERVISOR'S TITLE: Properties Shop Manager

FLSA STATUS: Seasonal Non-Exempt

SALARY: $14/hour

DATES: 9.6.21 – 4.24.22

 

ABOUT INDIANA REPERTORY THEATRE 
The Indiana Repertory Theatre (IRT) was founded in 1972 and is the only theatre in Indiana to belong to the League of Resident Theatres (LORT). Historically, the IRT has produced nine productions annually across three stages (the OneAmerica Mainstage, the Upperstage, and the Cabaret) for diverse audiences. The repertoire includes work varying from world premieres to classics. The IRT serves audiences of multiple generations including students from pre-school through twelfth grade. With a significant endowment, the IRT is financially stable. Following many decades of diverse programming, the IRT leadership, in the past three years, has focused on further diversifying its staff and board, including ongoing anti-racist training for all. 


MISSION 
Live theatre connects us to meaningful issues in our lives and has the power to shape the human experience. The mission of the Indiana Repertory Theatre is to produce top-quality, professional theatre and related activities, providing experiences that will engage, surprise, challenge, and entertain people throughout their lifetimes, helping us build a vital and vibrant community. 


VISION 
The Indiana Repertory Theatre will be a life-long destination of choice for an ever-expanding audience of all ages and backgrounds seeking enjoyable and meaningful experiences. Using theatre as a springboard for both personal reflection and community discussion, our productions and programs will inspire our neighbors to learn about themselves and others. As an arts leader in the state of Indiana, the IRT's goal is to make Indiana a dynamic home of cultural expression, economic vitality, and a diverse, informed, and engaged citizenry. 


COMMITMENT TO CREATING AND SUPPORTING A DIVERSE WORKFORCE 
The IRT is committed to building an inclusive, welcoming Theatre that celebrates diversity in all areas of our work.  Applicants from populations underrepresented in the theatre field are strongly encouraged to apply.  This includes, but is not limited to, Black, Indigenous, People of Color, women, transgender, and non-binary candidates.   


ABOUT INDIANAPOLIS
Located in the heart of Indiana, Indianapolis is a vibrant city to live, work, and play. Indy, as the locals call it, is touted as the Crossroads of America, and you will feel the Midwest vibe as soon as you arrive.

Ranked 16th in the United States in city size with a population close to 878,000, Indy is big enough to explore neighborhoods and the surrounding area on the weekends and cozy enough to call home. The Indiana Repertory Theatre is in the heart of downtown in the historic Indiana Theatre building, located steps away from the Indianapolis Cultural Trail. Downtown Indianapolis is convenient for walking and biking and is easily navigable by IndyGo bus or car.

In addition to a thriving arts and cultural scene featuring the Indianapolis Zoo, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, and The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, Indy is known for the Indianapolis 500, a myriad of sports teams including the Indiana Pacers, Indianapolis Colts, and Indianapolis Indians, and a bustling music and diverse restaurant scene. Did we mention a welcoming and convenient airport? The Indianapolis International Airport has been named the best airport in North America in 2012-2020 by Airports Council International.

Indy offers something for everyone in terms of affordable living for both home buying and renting. But don’t take our word for it:

  • Forbes recently named Indianapolis as America’s Best City for Renters
  • Good Housekeeping named Indy one of the Best Cities for First-Time Homeowners in the US
  • Learn more: Life in Indy and Downtown Indy

And, Indy is a beautiful destination for residents and visitors alike:

  • Condé Nast Traveler named Indy one of Best Places to Go in 2021
  • Travel + Leisure named Indy one of the Best Places to Travel in 2021
  • Reader’s Digest named Indy one of the best American cities for Live Music
  • Learn More: Visit Indy


POSITION PURPOSE
The Properties Artisan assists the Prop Shop staff in show and related projects to build and/or modify upholstered items, draperies and other soft goods.  She/he will also assists in crafting or shopping for other props as needed.
 

POSITION FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assist Prop Shop staff in show and shop related projects and build and/or modify upholstered items, draperies and other soft goods.
  • 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.

OTHER FUNCTIONS

  • Other duties as determined by the Properties Shop Manger and Production Manager.

 

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

  • Experience working with theatrical properties

 

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.

  • Knowledge of theatrical props and special effects including (but not limited to) periods and styles.
  • Proficiency operating a variety of fabric construction tools.
  • Basic knowledge in Upholstery.
  • Ability to work in a team and maintain a positive attitude.
  • Ability to collaborate with fellow staff and free-lance artists.
  • Ability to work occasional nights and weekends.
  • MS Office Suite proficient
  • Knowledge of Adobe Photoshop techniques.


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.

  • This position must be able to communicate orally and by e-mail with creative team members
  • This position requires the ability to reposition and/or transport objects of 50 pounds.
  • This position must be able to consistently position oneself in a stooping, kneeling, or crouching manner.
  • This position occasionally ascends/descends ladders and personnel lifts.
  • This position must be able to differentiate colors of varying hues, tints, and pigments.
  • This position must be comfortable working in confined spaces


TO APPLY
Please send a cover letter and resume with 3 references to ProductionJobs@irtlive.com.  Please include the position for which you would like to be considered in the subject line. You may also mail them to the Indiana Repertory Theatre ATTN: Production Manager, 140 W Washington St., Indianapolis, IN 46204.

Wardrobe Supervisor
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POSITION TITLE: Wardrobe Supervisor

CREATED: May 2021

SUPERVISOR’S TITLE: Costume Shop Manager

FLSA STATUS: Seasonal Non-Exempt

SALARY: $14.50/hour

DATES: 9.13.21 – 6.19.22, 2 weeks furlough 11.1.21 – 11.14.21

 

ABOUT INDIANA REPERTORY THEATRE 
The Indiana Repertory Theatre (IRT) was founded in 1972 and is the only theatre in Indiana to belong to the League of Resident Theatres (LORT). Historically, the IRT has produced nine productions annually across three stages (the OneAmerica Mainstage, the Upperstage, and the Cabaret) for diverse audiences. The repertoire includes work varying from world premieres to classics. The IRT serves audiences of multiple generations including students from pre-school through twelfth grade. With a significant endowment, the IRT is financially stable. Following many decades of diverse programming, the IRT leadership, in the past three years, has focused on further diversifying its staff and board, including ongoing anti-racist training for all. 


MISSION 
Live theatre connects us to meaningful issues in our lives and has the power to shape the human experience. The mission of the Indiana Repertory Theatre is to produce top-quality, professional theatre and related activities, providing experiences that will engage, surprise, challenge, and entertain people throughout their lifetimes, helping us build a vital and vibrant community. 


VISION 
The Indiana Repertory Theatre will be a life-long destination of choice for an ever-expanding audience of all ages and backgrounds seeking enjoyable and meaningful experiences. Using theatre as a springboard for both personal reflection and community discussion, our productions and programs will inspire our neighbors to learn about themselves and others. As an arts leader in the state of Indiana, the IRT's goal is to make Indiana a dynamic home of cultural expression, economic vitality, and a diverse, informed, and engaged citizenry. 


COMMITMENT TO CREATING AND SUPPORTING A DIVERSE WORKFORCE 
The IRT is committed to building an inclusive, welcoming Theatre that celebrates diversity in all areas of our work.  Applicants from populations underrepresented in the theatre field are strongly encouraged to apply.  This includes, but is not limited to, Black, Indigenous, People of Color, women, transgender, and non-binary candidates.


ABOUT INDIANAPOLIS
Located in the heart of Indiana, Indianapolis is a vibrant city to live, work, and play. Indy, as the locals call it, is touted as the Crossroads of America, and you will feel the Midwest vibe as soon as you arrive.

Ranked 16th in the United States in city size with a population close to 878,000, Indy is big enough to explore neighborhoods and the surrounding area on the weekends and cozy enough to call home. The Indiana Repertory Theatre is in the heart of downtown in the historic Indiana Theatre building, located steps away from the Indianapolis Cultural Trail. Downtown Indianapolis is convenient for walking and biking and is easily navigable by IndyGo bus or car.

In addition to a thriving arts and cultural scene featuring the Indianapolis Zoo, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, and The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, Indy is known for the Indianapolis 500, a myriad of sports teams including the Indiana Pacers, Indianapolis Colts, and Indianapolis Indians, and a bustling music and diverse restaurant scene. Did we mention a welcoming and convenient airport? The Indianapolis International Airport has been named the best airport in North America in 2012-2020 by Airports Council International.

Indy offers something for everyone in terms of affordable living for both home buying and renting. But don’t take our word for it:

  • Forbes recently named Indianapolis as America’s Best City for Renters
  • Good Housekeeping named Indy one of the Best Cities for First-Time Homeowners in the US
  • Learn more: Life in Indy and Downtown Indy

And, Indy is a beautiful destination for residents and visitors alike:

  • Condé Nast Traveler named Indy one of Best Places to Go in 2021
  • Travel + Leisure named Indy one of the Best Places to Travel in 2021
  • Reader’s Digest named Indy one of the best American cities for Live Music
  • Learn more: Visit Indy

 

POSITION PURPOSE
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.
 

POSITION FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

PRIMARY 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.
  • Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) work is critical in supporting our mission. IRT is committed to building an inclusive, welcoming theatre through meaningful, action-oriented education. All staff are required to participate in facilitated trainings, community readings and conversations, and anti-bias trainings. We expect employees to apply these learnings in all areas of our work at the theatre. Creating an anti-racist culture follows our core company values

OTHER FUNCTIONS

  • Other duties as determined by Costume Shop Manager and Production Manager.

 

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

  • Experience working wardrobe crew on productions
  • Experience working with costume machinery

 

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.

  • Ability to interpret costume plots and decipher needs of production
  • Ability to work in a team and maintain a positive attitude.
  • Ability to collaborate with fellow staff and free-lance artists.
  • Ability to work nights and weekends.
  • Must possess a valid vehicle operator’s license.

 

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.

  • This position frequently communicates with groups of people in open areas.
  • This position consistently works in darkened environments.
  • This position constantly positions self to assist with costume changes that includes, stooping, kneeling, or crouching.
  • This position assists in observing and judging garment finish from the theatre seats.
  • This position frequently operates costume machinery.
  • This position frequently ascends/descends stairs.
  • Occasionally will work outside to load or unload costume elements to/from vehicles.
  • Ability to transport 25 pounds of costumes.

 

TO APPLY
Please send a cover letter and resume with 3 references to ProductionJobs@irtlive.com.  Please include the position for which you would like to be considered in the subject line. You may also mail them to the Indiana Repertory Theatre ATTN: Production Manager, 140 W Washington St., Indianapolis, IN 46204.

 

IRT General Auditions 
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The Indiana Repertory Theatre’s annual Equity Principal Auditions for the 2021-2022 Season will be held by video submission.  Show-specific auditions are by invitation only. 

We will only see actors who are eighteen years of age or older - there are no youth roles in the 2021-2022 Season.  

Actors are asked to prepare two contrasting monologues totaling no more than three minutes. If possible, please submit a link to audition materials rather than providing files for download. Please attach a resume with up-to-date contact information, your headshot, and representation. 

AEA Auditions materials must be submitted between Monday June 28 and Friday July 2, 2021. 

Non-Union members wishing to submit materials, please submit your materials between Saturday July 3 and Wednesday July 7 for consideration. 
 
Please email all materials to casting@irtlive.com. 

Thanks for your time in preparing your materials – we look forward to seeing your work. 

IRT Youth Auditions
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There will be no youth roles in our upcoming 2021-2022 season. 

If you have questions about youth classes or student matinees please email education@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.


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 Manager of Public Operations Margaret Lehtinen at mlehtinen@irtlive.com

Script Submission

Submit Your Script
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Thank you for your interest. The IRT accepts unsolicited scripts from Indiana playwrights only. If you are an Indiana playwright and you would like to submit your script for consideration by the IRT, please send your playwriting resume, a script summary, and a 10-page excerpt to Richard J Roberts, Resident Dramaturg.

SUBMIT YOUR SCRIPT

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 education@irtlive.com