Work with T2

We invite you to join us in the creation of remarkable live theatre.

TheatreSquared is one of the nation’s fastest-growing theatre companies, with a reputation for producing work of the highest standard and, as a playwright-led company, for cultivating the development of new plays for the American stage. The company’s new, 50,000 square-foot, two-venue facility is currently under construction and scheduled for completion in 2019 (ournextstage.org). Located in progressive downtown Fayetteville, Arkansas (Top Five Best Places to Live in the U.S., 2017 U.S. News & World Report), the theatre is at the hub of a region that recently surpassed the half-million population mark and is consistently ranked top in the nation for its mix of an affordable cost of living and high quality of life. 


Technical Director

Job Description

The Technical Director plans and manages the production of all scenery, oversees scene shop and provides technical coordination with properties, lights, sound, and projections; supports the Production Manager in  producing work that is always professional in quality; takes a leadership role to help create and support a positive working and producing environment that is artistically satisfying, professional, efficient and safe.

The Technical Director is a full-time salaried position with competitive compensation and benefits.  TheatreSquared is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.

Essential Functions

  • Collaborate with designer, director and production manager to achieve a design that can be realized within budget and schedule

  • Oversee budgeting, engineering, drafting, and construction of scenery 

  • Research and engineer all scenic elements

  • Create build drawings

  • Develop load-in and strike plans, including labor and special equipment or safety needs

  • Maintain safe working environments in all performance spaces and scene shop; enforce safety guidelines and protocols

  • Participate in season planning by reading scripts, budgeting shows, and anticipating facility needs

  • Work with production manager, architect, and consultants in preparation for move into T2’s new building

Job Requirements

  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in scenery construction and engineering as well as managing a scene shop

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Proficient in AutoCAD and/or VectorWorks, with the ability to generate clear and concise drawings

  • Ability to work as a team member and present a positive attitude

  • Must be able to multi-task multiple projects, maintain organization, and be detail oriented

Desirable Skills Sets

  • Rigging, Metalworking, Scenic Painting, Automation, Pneumatics, Lighting, Audio, Projections

How To Apply

To apply, submit a cover letter, employment resume, and references to jobs@theatre2.org.   

About TheatreSquared

TheatreSquared (T2) is a fast-growing Equity company offering 170 annual performances in an intimate space, recognized by the American Theatre Wing in 2011 as one of the nation’s ten best emerging theatres. The company is expanding its production team in preparation for opening a purpose-built, 50,000-square-foot, two-venue facility in 2019, currently under construction. Fayetteville, Arkansas, was ranked third by U.S. News and World Report in its 2016 "Best Places to Live" list. Located in the scenic Ozarks and offering a low cost of living and high quality of life, the city anchors a vibrant metro area that recently surpassed the 500,000 population mark.

Employment


College Interns

 

TheatreSquared's professional internships are designed for university students and early-career professionals. Apprentices and interns work under the direction of TheatreSquared’s artistic staff and guest artists, receiving in-depth practical training and hands-on work experience at a professional theatre as well as making connections with respected artists and members of the field.

All positions are hands-on, with each student having real responsibilities within their focus area. Students will receive a small stipend to offset incidental expenses, and will also have the opportunity to receive college credit.

Interested candidates should apply by completing the application form and submitting a cover letter to morgan@theatre2.org by May 15, at which time an interview or a portfolio review may be scheduled.

AVAILABLE INTERNSHIPS

$75/week stipend to offset incidental expenses
Dates of commitment: 25 hours a week: June 4 --July 28 (off week of July 4th )

DESIGN (Lighting / Sound / Properties / Scenic / Costume):
Duties: Help create and execute the design for the Arkansas New Play Fest workshop production as assistant to the designer. Assist during production meetings, first rehearsal, technical rehearsals, load-in and strike. Work as a lead designer, executor and teaching artist for the TheatreSquared Education Programs – The Summer Shakespeare Academy production of Julius Caesar and SummerStage.

STAGE MANAGEMENT:
Duties: Work with the team of Stage Managers to execute the Summer Programming, including assisting with the pre-production, rehearsal process, tech and running of the workshop production and staged readings of the Arkansas New Play Fest and the TheatreSquared Education Programs – The Summer Shakespeare Academy production of Julius Ceasar and SummerStage. Responsibilities include assisting the AEA Stage Manager in all components of stage management, including setting up and maintaining the rehearsal hall, maintaining an environment conducive to the artistic needs of the production, creating the paperwork necessary for running the production, and running the “deck” on assigned productions.

COMPANY MANAGEMENT/PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT:
Duties: Work with the team of Company Managers and Production Managers to provide the highest level of hospitality to our artists, collaborators, and staff. Specific responsibilities will include coordination of housing and transportation for artists in residence; gathering information on local resources to provide to artists and staff; coordination of staff parties and events; observe and participate in all aspects of production management and the planning of the 2018/19 season. Valid driver’s license required.

DEVELOPMENT:
Duties: Work with the Development team on fundraising, including individual, corporate, foundation, government, and capital giving, as well as provide experience in grant writing, gift processing, donor events, the annual gala, and mail campaigns. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: planning,
coordination, and execution of special events and parties under the guidance of the Director of Development.

MARKETING:
Duties: Work with the Marketing team on all facets of branding, publicity, promotion, and direct-mail marketing essential to the ticket sales of TheatreSquared, assist with digital media efforts, specifically our Arkansas New Play Fest, the TheatreSquared Education Programs – The Summer Shakespeare
Academy production of Julius Caesar and SummerStage and the launch of the 2018/19 season.

LITERARY MANAGEMENT/DRAMATURGY:
Duties: Assist the Artistic Director and the individual directors of the Arkansas New Play Fest, to support the process of new play development, analyzing scripts, maintaining correspondence with agents and writers, assisting with play readings, writing/developing content for performance programs or study guides, and conducting production-specific research.


VolunteeR& TEEN COUNCIL

 

Volunteer opportunities

TheatreSquared offers a variety of volunteer opportunities, both behind-the-scenes and in the front-of-house. T2 seeks individuals to act as ushers, as well as qualified, skilled professionals in areas such as tax accountancy, marketing and fundraising. Volunteers receive complimentary seating at T2 productions.

Scheduling is flexible. Please contact Morgan Hicks, Director of Education and Program Development, at 479.445.6333 or morgan@theatre2.org.

Teen Council

The T2 Teen Council is a unique program designed to bring together 10 high school students from all over Northwest Arkansas who are passionate and motivated to learn about the inner-workings of a professional theatre.  Council members have the opportunity to attend productions and learn from professionals that are working in the field, while they work behind the scenes to make live theatre happen.   

The T2 Teen Council will meet monthly from September through May (5:30-7pm, the first Monday of each month) where dinner will be provided.  The meetings will include play analysis and dramaturgy, visits with guest artists and discussions of productions.  If a council member is unable to attend a meeting because they are currently involved in rehearsal for a production, they will just need to let us know in advance. 

In addition to the monthly meetings, council members will be expected to complete 40 service hours for the theatre over the course of the year (approximately 5 hours each month).  Service hours can be accumulated through such tasks as ushering, hanging posters, assisting in education programs for younger students, assisting with backstage tasks and completing artistic challenges.  T2 Teen council members who are in good standing will receive free tickets to TheatreSquared productions and a free T-shirt and other perks.

Download Internship Application

Questions? Contact Morgan Hicks, Director of Education and Program Development, by email or at 479.445.6333.

TheatreSquared is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.


Work Study

 

 

TheatreSquared offers University of Arkansas work study positions during the fall and spring semesters.  Please note that all TheatreSquared work study employees may also be scheduled for front-of-house and backstage crew capacities during weekend and evening hours when shows are in performance. U of A students who meet the minimum credit requirements and who qualify for federal financial aid are invited to submit applications.

Qualified students who are interested in applying and interviewing for a TheatreSquared work study position should submit a resume and schedule of conflicts to jobs@theatre2.org.


Casting

 

For Equity performers–

Auditions for Equity actors are currently held on a per-show basis in Chicago and New York.   Announcements of auditions are posted on the TheatreSquared website.  If you would like to be seen for a specific role, please forward your request with a headshot and resume via email to Morgan Hicks, morgan@theatre2.org. Information regarding Equity generals is posted on the Equity web site.

For Non-Equity performers–

Auditions for non-Equity actors are also currently held on a per-show basis in Chicago, New York, and via Elizabeth Barnes casting in Los Angeles. Announcements of auditions are posted on the TheatreSquared website.  If you would like to be added to our audition notification list, please forward your request with a headshot and resume via email to Morgan Hicks, morgan@theatre2.org. 

Headshots and resumes may be submitted to:

casting@theatre2.org
or by mail to:

ATTN: Casting
TheatreSquared
PO Box 4188
Fayetteville AR 72702


NEW PlayS

 

TheatreSquared accepts full-length scripts year-round only from literary agents and theatre professionals with whom we already have an existing relationship. 

Playwrights new to TheatreSquared are invited to submit a brief bio, short synopsis, and ten pages of sample dialogue, and may then be invited to submit a full-length work. Submitted works will not be returned.  Playwrights who currently live, or have lived, in Arkansas will receive priority for consideration.

Email submissions to: literary@theatre2.org