Job Openings

Application procedure for each position vary; please review each job listing for the specifics on how o apply. NOTE: Due to the volume of submissions from job applicants, we are only able to follow up with candidates who we believe are a strong match to the requirements of the position as advertised.
Thank you for your interest in working at New Spire Arts.

Available positions

  • Internships
  • Technical and Stage Crew

If you have any questions, please contact us at jobs@newspirearts.com.

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Internships

Intern with New Spire Arts! We have three internships with rolling applications available to students.

To apply, please email a cover letter describing why you would like to work with New Spire Arts and what skills you have to offer and a PDF resume to play@newspirearts.org. If you are applying for a Marketing Internship, please include at least one example of graphic design work.

New Spire Arts is an equal opportunity employer, has an inclusive work environment, and actively embraces a diversity of people, backgrounds, ideas, talents, and experience.

Programming Internship

DESCRIPTION

The New Spire Arts Programming Internship provides hands-on practical experience for college students or recent college graduates to prepare them for a career in the arts and non-profit sectors. This internship reports directly to the Producing Artistic Director and offers rare behind-the-scenes access to the creation of an arts center.

Responsibilities include:

  • assisting with event management,
  • managing artist booking and contracts,
  • helping to track expenses and monitor programs,
  • assisting with theatre rental coordination, and
  • providing administrative office support.

Applicants should be creative, technically savvy and self-motivated, with excellent organizational skills and a commitment to following through on independent projects. Media skills are a plus. Attention to detail, willingness to pitch in on a variety of tasks and a passion for performing arts are required.

Internships require a minimum of ten hours per week. Position is unpaid but college credit, community service and/or fieldwork hours are available.

 

Marketing Internship

DESCRIPTION

The New Spire Arts Marketing Intern will have the opportunity to help build the New Spire Arts brand and assist with the creation and implementation of marketing campaigns.

Responsibilities include:

  • assisting with the development of creative and engaging social media content,
  • documenting and supporting New Spire Arts staff at events,
  • researching ways to reach new audiences and markets through traditional and digital media, and
  • distributing marketing materials.

Applicants should have excellent communication skills, be knowledgeable about social media platforms and have an understanding of design and branding principles. Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite preferred but not required.

Internships require a minimum of ten hours per week. Position is unpaid but college credit, community service and/or fieldwork hours are available.

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Technical and Stage Crew

Reports to: Technical Director, Facility Manager

Summary: Technical and Stage Crew handle the behind-the-scenes tasks that are necessary for putting on live events and performances. Their responsibilities include load-in, strike and load-out, installing lights, rigging, backline and sound equipment. During an event/performance they may control the lighting, sound, and various other aspects of a production that add to its impact on an audience. These technicians work in close cooperation with the designated sound director, lighting director, technical director, and facility manager.

Duties

This is an “on-call” role based around specific events that run the range of public meetings and events, single night concerts to a full run of a theatrical production lasting several days or more. It may include but not be limited to:

  • load-in and strike sound and/or lighting equipment, backline and instruments as well as assisting technicians in cabling
  • loading, unloading and assembling scenery and/or specialized stage equipment
  • may fill capacities of spotlight operator, deck electrical, mic wrangling
  • carpentry, to build, move and repair props and scenery
  • construction: assembling risers, stages, placing chairs, building sets, including any mechanical or moving parts, and making sure they function properly
  • operating moving scenery as needed.

Run Crew members are required to wear black clothing. When in a stand-by, there will be no talking over headsets. No crew members should ever be visible to audience members in hallways, restrooms, and particularly in the theatre proper except in the case of true emergency or if required by a unique production duty.

All personal electronics (smart phones, tablets, laptops, iPods, etc.) must be turned completely off backstage. These devices disrupt the sound and headset equipment and are an unnecessary distraction to cast and crew.

Load in customarily takes place the day of performance, however, might take place the day before a show. Strike will take place immediately following the final performance. All Crew are required to attend and participate in load-in and strike.

Qualifications

High school diploma required. Education or experience in theater technical operation desirable.

Status/Hours: on-call (hourly) calls may range from two hours to eight within a single day.

Pay rate: $15.00 per hour

Apply: please send resume and letter of application to Gerard Gibbs at ggibbs@newspirearts.org

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