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Folkmoot is looking for individuals who seek a once and a lifetime experience working during our 10-Day International Folk Festival. We seek those who are eager to work hard and thrive during our festival. Those with a good attitude and easy to get along with behavior will be sought after. We understand the jobs are all hard, some long hours, however, the enjoyment our staff endures through our festival is irreplaceable.

The Folkmoot Production team training will begin on July 16, 2019, and all positions will be required to participate through July 31, 2019. House is available as needed.

If you have any further questions, please contact Elizabeth Burson, elizabeth@folkmoot.org.

Available positions are listed below:

LIGHTING ENGINEER

Interested applicants should have a working knowledge of backstage practices, procedure, and equipment. Be punctual, professional, work well as a member of a team, and maintain a positive attitude in times of stress. Applicants must have the ability to repeatedly lift and maneuver up to 50-70 lbs either alone or with assistance as well as scale ladders and work in high places. Must have a well verse knowledge of theatrical technical vocabulary including intelligent LED lighting. The lighting engineer must be knowledgeable and versatile with a variety of lighting consoles and systems as the production travels to multiple different theater venues. Working quickly and efficiently to design stage looks is required for this position.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

– Lead and execute Load-in / Strike for all lighting equipment.

– Teach proper maintenance on lighting equipment.

– Board Operation which includes setting scenes and designing stage looks.

– Must be knowledgeable and versatile with a variety of lighting consoles and systems.

– Punctuality, professionalism, team player and an ability to interact well with others.

– Ability to lift and move 50 pounds or more.

– Great communication and leadership skills and ability to effectively lead a team.

– Comfortable driving and transporting people and equipment.

– Positive Energy and maintain a positive attitude in times of stress.

STAGE MANAGER

Are you a good communicator who is organized, detail oriented, has a sense of humor and interested in coordinating all aspects of a production? Then you have the qualities to become a successful Stage Manager. The Stage Manager is critical to any successful production. It is a unique position that requires leadership, responsibility and collaboration to push the production forward. This position will require you to maintain a calm demeanor during high levels of stress. The Stage Manager is responsible for the smooth running of all performances in addition to being responsible for bridging the gap between technical demands and artistic preferences. Below are a few of the significant duties of a Stage Manager during the production process.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

– Attend all rehearsals and performances and production crew in the daily runnings.

– Responsible for smooth running of all rehearsals and shows he/she is assigned to. This includes show calling.

– Create and maintain a “prompt book” that includes rehearsal schedules, cue sheets, and other paperwork necessary for the production.

– Should know basic first aid skills.

– Knowledge of dance productions and how to properly cater to dancers.

– Create and issue daily performance reports. This report serves as communication between all members of the production staff and communicates notes from the performance.

– Have a basic knowledge of theatrical technical vocabulary.

– Attend production meetings and note sessions.

– Establish and maintain communication will all technical departments to ensure that notes are being communicated promptly and clearly.

– Should have good language and communication skills due to performers who may not speak English very well.

– Maintain a positive attitude in times of stress

ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGER

The ASM supports the Stage Manager during rehearsals and performances and leads the backstage crew during performances. An effective ASM is essential for the smooth operation of the backstage elements. Below are a few of the duties of an Assistant Stage Manager during the production process.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

– Attend all rehearsals and performances and assist the Stage Manager in the daily running of productions.

– Have a basic knowledge of theatrical technical vocabulary.

– Should know basic first aid skills.

– Knowledge of dance productions and how to properly cater to dancers.

– Be attentive during all production functions.

– Have great communication skills and be able to work as part of a team.

– Run errands as needed and assist SM with daily set up and clean up.

– Supervise scene shifts and backstage during performances.

– Attend production meetings and note sessions.

– Establish and maintain communication will all technical departments to ensure that notes are being communicated promptly and clearly.

– Should have good language and communication skills due to performers who may not speak English very well.

– Maintain a positive attitude in times of stress.

PRODUCTION CREW

Interested applicants should have a working knowledge of backstage practices, procedure, and equipment. Be punctual, professional, work well as a member of a team, and maintain a positive attitude in times of stress. Applicants must have the ability to repeatedly lift and maneuver up to 50-70 lbs either alone or with assistance as well as scale ladders and work in high places. Applicants should have a basic understanding of speaker systems, microphone placement, cabling process, a knowledgeable background in Qlab, and a base knowledge of intelligent lighting. The Production Crew is REQUIRED to attend ALL LOAD-IN and STRIKES. NOTE: This position may require you to work early mornings and late nights when necessary with the understanding of proper notice to working those hours from the Stage Manager or Technical Director.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

– Attend all rehearsals, previews and performances as scheduled.

– Prepare all necessary equipment, clean the stage, and preset props prior to any rehearsal or performance.

– Assist with transitions, assist with prop and microphone handoffs, and run the show while maintaining the quality of the production.

– Maintain positive attitude in times of stress

SOUND ENGINEER

Sound Engineer will work with the Technical Director to prep, build, and change any aspects of the performance. The Sound Engineer should have a well-rounded understanding of speaker systems, microphone placement, cabling process, a knowledgeable background in live audio mixing, a knowledgeable background in Qlab, and a base knowledge of intelligent lighting. He/she will be required to attend Tech and Performances to maintain appropriate levels for each performance as well as perform duties as Board Operator or Audio Engineer backstage (A1). Sound Engineers are REQUIRED to attend ALL LOAD-IN and STRIKES. Note: This position may require you to work early mornings and late nights when necessary with the understanding of proper notice to working those hours from the Production Manager or Technical Director.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

– Lead and execute Load-in / Strike for all sound equipment.

– Teach proper maintenance on microphones.

– Board Operation which includes setting levels and sound mixing.

– Punctuality, professionalism, team player and an ability to interact well with others.

– Ability to lift and move 50 pounds or more.

– Great communication and leadership skills and ability to effectively lead a team.

– Comfortable driving and transporting people and equipment.

– Positive Energy and maintain a positive attitude in times of stress.

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