Throughout the year, we have openings for various positions to help Story Theater Company accomplish its mission to bring professional theatrical opportunities to the young people of Ames.
We have a rolling schedule of classes, workshops, and camps throughout the year. If you would be interested in hearing about future job opportunities as they open up, please email our Education Director at email@example.com.
STC stages four theatrical productions each year. It you would be interested in hearing about employment opportunities with one of our production teams, please email our Production Mangager at firstname.lastname@example.org.
THEATER INSTRUCTORS – Fall 2023
Story Theater Company has open positions as an instructor for our fall educational programs! To view the position descriptions and to apply, visit:
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PRODUCTION TEAM – Oliver! JR.
The streets of Victorian England come to life as Oliver, a malnourished orphan in a workhouse, becomes the neglected apprentice of an undertaker. Oliver escapes to London and finds acceptance amongst a group of petty thieves and pickpockets led by the elderly Fagin. When Oliver is captured for a theft that he did not commit, the benevolent victim, Mr. Brownlow takes him in. Fearing the safety of his hideout, Fagin employs the sinister Bill Sikes and the sympathetic Nancy to kidnap him back, threatening Oliver’s chances of discovering the true love of a family.
We invite you to join the theatrical production team for our production of Oliver! JR, with approximately 30 cast members and 10 crew members ranging from ages 9-18. Rehearsals will be T/R afternoons and Saturday mornings, September 5-October 26. Then every weekday afternoon until November 1. (Subject to change based on availability.) Dates and details about the available positions are listed below.
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Important Production Dates
- 8/19 Sat 10:00a – Production Meeting (weekly, TBD to fit team’s schedules)
- 8/24-8/27 TBD – Auditions (To discuss with directing, but no earlier than)
- TBD – Callbacks
- 9/5 Tue 4:30p – 1st Rehearsal (To discuss with directing, but no later than)
- TBD Sat TBD – Designer Run
- 10/25 Wed 3p-10p – Load In
- 10/26 Th 3p-6p – Tech Time
- 10/27 Fri 3p-6p – Tech Time
- 10/28 Sat 9a-4p – Tech Crew Training Day
- 10/29 Sun 1p-8:00p – 1st Tech
- 10/30 Mon 4p-9p – 1st Dress
- 10/31 Tue 4p-9p – 2nd Dress
- 11/1 Wed 4p-9p – Final Dress
- 11/9 Th 4:30-6:30p – Pick Up Rehearsal
- 11/12 Sun 4p-6:30p – Strike
- 11/18 Sat 10:00a – Post Mortem
- 11/3 Fri 7:00p – Performance
- 11/4 Sat 2:00p – Performance
- 11/5 Sun 2:00p – Performance
- 11/10 Fri 7:00p – Performance
- 11/11 Sat 2:00p – Performance
- 11/12 Sun 2:00p – Performance
Stage Manager ($800 Stipend)
We’re looking for a fun, organized person to stage manage our youth production of Oliver! JR. Never stage managed before? It’s okay, we’ll teach you. You’ll be working closely with a director and production team. The ideal candidate will have excellent written communication skills. Highly organized and motivated with good attention to detail. Good time management. Experience with youth (in the arts or any other field) is a bonus; enthusiasm about working with them is a must. We’re happy to teach you if you want to learn.
- Work with the Director and Production Manager to prepare for organized, efficient auditions.
- Attend Auditions and Callbacks.
- Work with the production team on casting decisions.
- Assist the Director with running blocking rehearsals and general rehearsals as listed on the separate schedule; keep blocking notes. Arrive at all rehearsals 15 minutes prior to start time. Ensure that all cast and crew members have a proper way home.
- Keep cast members orderly and productive during rehearsals; instruct cast members on theater rules and make sure they are followed.
- Develop and maintain a cast list; track tardiness and absences, and call any missing cast, as necessary.
- Attend production meetings; maintain and distribute notes from meetings to the production team.
- Prepare a daily rehearsal report and distribute it to the production team.
- Supervise and train a student assistant stage manager and backstage crew.
- Provide necessary rehearsal properties, with assistance from Properties Designer.
- Assist with set construction and other aspects of production as needed.
- Assist with set load-in to the theater as needed.
- Coordinate with the production team on getting the tech cues all together.
- Call the cues and times for the show.
- Assist with set strike.
Sound Designer ($500 Stipend)
Assist with basic sound needs at Ames City Auditorium (some auditorium staff and training will be available). Maintain microphones and run them during the show. This position will put in the most work during tech week and performances with weekly production meetings. This is a great opportunity if you’re looking to build audio production experience. An ideal candidate will have basic sound board and sound system knowledge. Ability to operate, maintain, and balance microphones. Duties will include:
- Survey performance space for technical production elements/capabilities.
- Work with the director to design sound effects and incidental music for the show.
- Work with the director to determine which actors need microphones and when during the show.
- Create a pre-show/intermission playlist.
- Assist with load-in to the theater.
- Attend production meetings.
- Attend all tech rehearsals: hand out microphones, do mic checks, run the sound board, and adjust as needed.
- Distribute microphones to actors before each performance.
- Perform mic checks prior to performances and maintain good battery life of all microphones.
- Run the sound board.
- Store mics neatly between shows.
- Assist with strike. Take down all audio equipment, return it to STC, and put it away.