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Josh Feder

Scenic + Props Designer / Technical Director for Junior Intern Company

The New London Barn Playhouse, a professional summer theater in New Hampshire, seeks designers/technicians for the staff of their education department. The Junior Intern Company is an audition-based company of approximately 30 local teenagers who put on four productions each summer as part of the Children's Theater Series. The Scenic/Props Designer + Technical Director for this company should be an early-career Technician/Designer with a passion for working with young artists.

Job Duties include:
-Designing and building scenic elements and props for four productions (three over a mainstage set already in place, one at a local outdoor venue)
-Creating your own time management plan-Adhering to a budget and submitting regular reports
-Drafting as needed
-Running backstage during tech/performances
-Overseeing daily load-ins and load-outs of theater during tech/performances
-Training Technical Junior Interns (a group of 3-5 teenagers) in scene/props/paint design and technology during daily rehearsal hours and performances
-Mentor the Technical JIs and oversee their educational/artistic experience throughout the season
-Be a role model for the company, in teaching them professional theatre etiquette, both for rehearsals and performances
-Assist with other production matters as necessary
-Work in main stage scene shop as needed and scheduled

Requirements/Skills:
-Experience in scene shops, designing and building
-Experience working with children or teenagers a plus
-Ability to work in a rigorous, fast-paced environment
-Time management, meeting deadlines, and budget planning/reporting
-Creative problem solving
-Passion for collaboration
-Driven self-starter and multi-tasker
-Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
-A sense of humor and fun

Pay:
-$1800-2000 for the season, disbursed in weekly installments
plus meals, housing, and travel provided

Dates:
-May 29th start date (flexible) for working in scene shop
-June 20th begins the design/build process for four shows
-Aug 22 last day of work

Health & Safety: To support the health and safety of our staff and the communities we serve, the New London Barn Playhouse has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy for all employees. Proof of full vaccination status will be required prior to employment. We are monitoring guidance from the state of New Hampshire and the CDC, and will develop protocols for our Education programs later this spring to support the health and safety of our staff and students.

Please email a resume and letter of interest to Director of the Junior Intern Program, Josh Feder, at education@nlbarn.org . If available, please send a portfolio, website link, or 3-5 photos of productions or processes.

Job Type: Freelance/Contract/Temp
Location: New London, NH