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McCarter Theatre, the Tony Award-winning Performing Arts Center located in the beautiful city of Princeton, New Jersey, has the following employment opportunities available. We provide an excellent working environment and benefits. Come join our team!

ASSISTANT GENERAL MANAGER

McCarter Theatre seeks an enthusiastic and motivated individual to fill the position of Assistant General Manager. Reporting directly to the General Manager, this position is integral to McCarter’s daily operations. Primary responsibilities include: theatre series artist contract administration, including negotiating and drafting agreements; securing rights for plays; managing building maintenance requests; tracking employee benefit programs and maintaining employee information in our databases; and general office management, including phone systems and equipment rental. The Assistant General Manager helps to supervise two interns, and works closely with the Company Manager.

Candidates should possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills; demonstrate outstanding attention to detail; and have the ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects. The ideal candidate will have relevant previous theatre experience and solid understanding of union agreements (AEA, SDC, USA). Proficiency in MS Office applications is required; familiarity with Tessitura is a plus. This full-time annual position offers a competitive compensation package, including health benefits, paid vacation, flexible spending accounts, and retirement plan. Candidates should e-mail a cover letter, resume, and references to jobs@mccarter.org. Please include the position title in the subject line, and tell us how you became aware of this opportunity. No phone calls please.

We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to hiring, supporting, and promoting a diverse and inclusive workforce.

SCENE SHOP CARPENTER

McCarter Theatre seeks Scene Shop Carpenter. Must have strong woodworking skills. Welding, automation and/or rigging experience also a plus. McCarter’s Scene Shop produces scenery for 5-6 mainstage productions each season, as well as various smaller projects as needed. Responsibilities also include load-ins, strikes, and other onstage duties as assigned.

Candidates must have a minimum of two years professional theater experience, and be able to lift and carry heavy scenery, climb ladders and work on grid. A valid driver’s license is required and previous box-truck driving experience is desirable. Position reports to the Technical Director. Full-time, seasonal position regularly runs August to May and offers a competitive compensation package, including health benefits, paid vacation, flexible spending accounts, and retirement plan. Candidates should e-mail a cover letter, resume, and references to production@mccarter.org. Please include the position title in the subject line, and tell us how you became aware of this opportunity. No phone calls please.

We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to hiring, supporting, and promoting a diverse and inclusive workforce.

ASSISTANT TECHNICAL DIRECTOR

McCarter Theatre seeks an Assistant Technical Director to join the production staff. The ATD assists the Technical Director with the operation of the Scene Shop and production of scenery for McCarter’s six-play season. Primary responsibilities include: preparation of shop drawings; design and implementation of automated and other specialized scenic elements; maintenance of supply stocks and upkeep of shop equipment. The ATD must adhere to and enforce safe work practices. The successful candidate will have strong communication, organizational, and time management skills, as well as a four-year degree and/or equivalent professional experience. Applicant must be able to lift and carry heavy scenery, climb ladders and work on the grid. Position reports directly to the Technical Director.

Full-time seasonal employment starts mid-July. This position offers a competitive compensation package, including health benefits, paid vacation, flexible spending accounts, and retirement plan. Qualified candidates should e-mail a cover letter, resume, and references to production@mccarter.org. Please include the position title in the subject line, and be sure to tell us how you became aware of this opportunity. No phone calls please.

We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to hiring, supporting, and promoting a diverse and inclusive workforce.

PROP SHOPPER

McCarter Theatre seeks individual to join Prop Shop staff. Responsibilities include research; procuring furniture, hand props and materials; some craft/artisan work; assisting with load-ins/outs and changeovers; managing outgoing rentals and stock. Previous Prop Shop experience, valid driver’s license, above average PC skills, Photoshop skills and some craft skills required. Applicant must be able to climb and work on ladders, carry furniture, scenery, etc. This position reports to the Prop Master.

This full-time seasonal position offers a competitive compensation package, including health benefits, paid vacation, flexible spending accounts, and retirement plan. Qualified candidates should e-mail a cover letter, resume, and references to production@mccarter.org. Please include the position title in the subject line, and be sure to tell us how you became aware of this opportunity. No phone calls please.

We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to hiring, supporting, and promoting a diverse and inclusive workforce.

PARKING ATTENDANT / SECURITY PERSONNEL

McCarter Theatre Center for the Performing Arts, located in Princeton, NJ, is seeking a part-time security personnel primarily responsible for: coordinating donor and handicapped parking before performances, ensuring that patrons move in and out of the theatre safely, being in contact with Princeton University Public Safety if a situation arises, assisting the performing artist when they interact with the public, and checking to make sure that fire exits are clear. Successful applicants will be well-dressed, have a great sense of humor, show discretion, have an interest in the performing arts, and be timely. Please have at least one year of prior experience working with the public. Successful applicants must have availability in the evenings during the week, with occasional weekends. In addition to working in a unique and dynamic environment, employees also enjoy periodic complimentary tickets.

To be immediately considered, please send a copy of resume and a message of your interest to Tricia Bitetto, House Services Manager, at tbitetto@mccarter.org. Please copy and paste your resume into the body of the email. No phone calls please. McCarter values diversity, and encourages applications from all qualified individuals. McCarter Theatre is an equal opportunity employer.

BARTENDER

McCarter Theatre Center for the Performing Arts, the region’s leading performing arts center, is looking for a motivated Bartender who will work in our concessions bars as well as our onsite café, Terra Teatro.

This is a part-time position and applicants must have the ability to multi-task, be customer-service oriented, have a willingness to do whatever it takes to exceed guest expectations, as well as reliable transportation. We are looking for outgoing, motivated individuals who take pride in their work. Prior customer service experience is a plus. Applicants must be available to work, evenings, weekends and around the holidays. Note: there are no performances on Thanksgiving Day or Christmas Day.

To be immediately considered, please send a copy of resume and a message of your interest to Tricia Bitetto, House Services Manager, at tbitetto@mccarter.org. Please copy and paste your resume into the body of the email. No phone calls please. McCarter values diversity, and encourages applications from all qualified individuals. McCarter Theatre is an equal opportunity employer.

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