Job Opportunities

Current Job Opportunities

Chester Theatre Company is a professional theatre company located in the foothills of the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts. CTC produces 4-5 plays each summer, staged and performed by professional actors, directors and designers.  Now in its 31st season, CTC has earned a reputation for producing the best in contemporary theatre, consistently winning top honors with area critics. CTC productions have gone on to Off Broadway engagements and regional, national, and international tours.

 Master Carpenter/Props Charge

The master carpenter will, in consultation with the Production Manager:

  • Work all scenic load ins, ensuring proper execution of the design through the tech process;
  • Work with scenic designers to ensure all on site scenic notes (including paint) are completed;
  • Organize and run all change overs and strike – including the final season strike and return of all materials to storage;
  • Work in collaboration with the Production Manager to ensure good communication between the shop and design team through the build process to installation;
  • Work with the Production Manager to staff all load in and work calls;
  • Communicate with stage management regarding scenic questions and needs throughout the performance run and assist with repairs as needed;
  • Work with production manager and scenic designers to procure (purchase, build, or borrow) all props and furniture for both rehearsals and performances;
  • And work with and train interns on assigned technical duties.

CTC does not have a scenic shop, so the Master Carpenter works closely with the off-site shop that builds the sets to ensure a smooth load in and proper execution of the design in the space.  A successful candidate will have knowledge of carpentry and ability to problem solve in a collaborative way.

Compensation: $510/week.  Housing may be provided for non-local hire.

Dates: June 1 – August 21, 2020.  Partial weeks will be prorated

To Apply:  Send cover letter, resume, and two professional or academic references to Tara Franklin, Associate Artistic Director / Director of Education, at tara@chestertheatre.org. Subject line of your email should be MASTER CARPENTER / PROPS CHARGE

 

Master Electrician

The Master Electrician will be responsible for:

  • Developing working plans from the lighting and sound designs;
  • Working with Production Manager to place material/rental orders in a timely fashion;
  • Collaborating with the lighting and sound designers to ensure all plans can be executed on budget;
  • Loading in of all lighting and sound equipment;
  • Leading all change over and focus calls;
  • Operating the light board for all tech rehearsals and conducting dimmer check for performances;
  • Maintaining the lighting and sound equipment throughout the performance run;
  • Tracking inventory of both owned and rented electrics;
  • Supervising and training all interns on electrics responsibilities.

Compensation: $400/week (30 hours/week maximum) Housing may be provided for non-local hire.

Dates: May 25 – August 21, 2020.  Partial weeks will be prorated.

To Apply:  Send cover letter, resume, and two professional or academic references to Tara Franklin, Associate Artistic Director / Director of Education, at tara@chestertheatre.org. Subject line of your email should be MASTER ELECTRICIAN