Employment

Wagon Wheel Center for the Arts is always looking for skilled and courteous individuals to join the front-of-house staff. Employees in this role facilitate guest services during events, including concessions, cleaning, and more.

Interested in joining the team? Fill out the form below and email it to boxoffice@wagonwheelcenter.org.

WE ARE HIRING TECHNICAL POSITIONS FOR OUR 2018 SUMMER SEASON :

  • 1 Scenic Artist
  • 1 Props Designer
  • 1 Master Electrician
  • 3 Carpenter/Electricians
  • 1 Costume Shop Manager
  • 1 Stitcher/Wardrobe Assistant

ALL positions – 13 week contract.
Housing provided for all Tech positions.

Props Designer – Responsibilities of the Props Designer are: designing and creation of hand props, communicating with Directors for each of the show’s needs, pulling/purchasing items, creating/building/modifying and painting various props and furniture, repairing props during run of shows in a timely manner. May be asked to be on Run Crew if necessary. This position works closely with the Technical Director and Scenic Designers. Strong communication skills, self-motivation, ability to prioritize, and crafting skills are required.

Scenic Artist – Responsibilities of the Scenic Artist are: estimating volume of paint needed for projects, matching/mixing as necessary, ordering paints and sealers, communicating with Designers about the desired results of paint treatments, communicating with the Technical Director about supplies, time requirements, order costs, etc. Must have an eye for detail, be diligent, self-sufficient, willing to work late hours by yourself, willing to work outside during the day, quick, with good time management skills. Experience with a Hudson sprayer, or a pneumatic sprayer, sculpting, or raised textures is a plus.

Master Electrician – Responsibilities of the Master Electrician are: Communicating with each show’s lighting designer, understanding and managing the hang, circuiting, and focus of each light plot in a safe and timely manner, maintaining lighting equipment, running light board during productions, and working in scene shop when lighting tasks are complete. Must have a strong working knowledge of ETC lighting console, competent wiring practical electrical units, comfortable working on ladders and at heights exceeding 12′.

Carpenter/Electricians – prefer Technicians with moderate-strong wood carpentry skills. Position will spend 8+ hours a day working in scene shop prior to shows. Will help with hang/circuiting/focus during changeover for each show. Carpenter-Electricians are also run crew for shows as necessary. Will be expected to work with power tools and saws in a safe and effective manner. Additional skills such as wiring, painting, and sewing are a plus.

Costume Shop Manager – Approximate dates of contract are May 13th – September 4th. – Must have expert sewing skills, be a knowledgeable crafts-person, have ample experience working with industrial sewing machines (blind stitch, serger, etc.), familiar with period attire, be well organized with the ability to run a small crew diligently under stress. This position will be the liaison between director and costume designer on most work days, and will be expected to have strong communication skills. Other expectations include but are not limited to: Keeping the costume shop/stock/storage organized and cared for, pulling appropriate costumes as needed, building costumes/pieces/accessories as specified by the costume designer, overseeing the work being done by stitcher/costume assistant, ensuring that the dressing rooms and laundry facilities are being kept in an orderly state, ensuring the current show needs are being accomplished and that all costumes/undergarments/shoes/accessories for future shows will be ready for tech rehearsals/as scheduled. Costume Shop Manager will also be given scripts for each show to read and gain a thorough understanding of costume needs, quick changes, etc. and will also be expected to attend all production meetings.

Technical staff contracts run approximately May 14th – August 11th (willing to be flexible for students). Some contracts may be extended based on crew needs for last show and availability of crew members. Housing is provided by theatre at no additional cost to the Technician.

Please send questions and resumes WITH references and links to portfolio (if possible) to wwtechjobs@gmail.com

Production Stage Manager – We are looking for a person who is punctual, self-motivated, organized, has strong communication skills, and can follow a libretto. This position DOES NOT have a team of ASMs, so applicants must be able to multi-task, be a diligent worker, who does not need to be prompted to do paperwork. Experience working with a live orchestra, and/or children is a plus. Will be asked to supply samples of prompt book, blocking notes, paperwork, etc.
Please send questions and resumes with samples and references to: scottmichaels@wagonwheelcenter.org

2018 WWCA Summer Internship Opportunities

About the Wagon Wheel Theatre:
The Wagon Wheel Theatre was founded in 1955 by Warsaw area theatre enthusiast, Herbert Petrie. The original facility started as a tent with a gravel floor, canvas chairs, and an old chicken coop that served as the shop where the sets and costumes were built. It was a brand-new experience: theatre-in-the-round! Audiences so close to the action onstage that they were practically a part of the show. It became the magic and tradition of live theatre in Warsaw, Indiana, and somehow it all worked. Now, over 60 years later, audiences continue raving about the unique and intimate theatre-in-the-round setting. Wagon Wheel continues to showcase some of the best talent in the country, producing Broadway quality shows. Today, Wagon Wheel Center for the Arts mission remains alive and vibrant; serving the greater community by providing premier arts and cultural experiences that inspire and empower creativity, learning and achievement for generations to come.

About the Internships:
This program is highly recommended for high school students or undergraduate students who are actively pursuing potential careers in the professional theatre. It is an amazing opportunity for those serious about their professional theatre training as it is a chance to be completely immersed in musical theatre and explore future career possibilities. From the end of May through August, interns will have the opportunity to participate in various departments of all the professional productions in the Wagon Wheel Summer season. The Wagon Wheel relies on the professionalism, dedication, and hard work of its company members to maintain its high artistic standards. It is imperative that those chosen to participate in the internship program also possess these attributes as well as an enthusiasm and passion for theatre.

Internships available for these Departments:

Production Team:
Work under the direction of the Technical Director to assist with all aspects of the rehearsal and tech process including, but not limited to: props, scenic elements, performance running crew duties, shop maintenance and organization. Potential performance opportunities are available upon auditioning at the Warsaw audition for local youth/teens.
The production team internships will begin mid-May and run through the end of August. Exact start and end dates of the internship are negotiable. Must be available to work long hours with only one day off, every other Monday. Housing is not included and must provide own transportation to and from the theatre daily. Full Summer Internship Stipend = $1,000

Assistant Stage Manager:
Work under direction of the Artistic Director and the Production Stage Manager to assist with all aspects of the rehearsal and tech process including, but not limited to: pre-planning for each production, tracking of props/costumes, taking line notes, assisting with daily paperwork, supporting actors with line memorization, and other stage management and/or run crew duties as assigned by the Production Stage Manager.
The ASM internship will begin mid-May and run through the end of August. Exact start and end dates of the internship are negotiable. Must be available to work long hours with only one day off, every other Monday. Housing is not included and must provide own transportation to and from the theatre daily. Full Summer Internship Stipend = $200 per week

Wigs/Make-up:
Work under the direction of the Wig/Make-up designer to assist with production demands including, but not limited to: basic wig styling, wig fittings and alterations, inventory and maintenance of storage and stock, other craft projects, nightly wig maintenance and clean-up, make-up/wig application and quick changes within a production.
The Wigs/Make-up internships will begin mid-May and run through the end of August. Exact start and end dates of the internship are negotiable. Must be available for every nightly performance (and Sunday Matinees), but daytime schedule is somewhat flexible. Housing is not included and must provide own transportation to and from the theatre daily. Full Summer Internship Stipend = $800

How to apply:
Please direct any questions and submit your application requirements directly to scottmichaels@wagonwheelcenter.org
• Submit a list of previous experience and/or a resume’
• Provide one recommendation (Name, relationship, phone number, and email)
• High School students: Please provide a brief essay explaining what you would hope to benefit from one of the WWCA summer internships
• College students: will be asked to do a phone/SKYPE interview

MUSICAL DIRECTOR NEEDED FOR SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER AND MY FAIR LADY
WAGON WHEEL THEATRE – SUMMER 2018

The Wagon Wheel Theatre, a professional non-union theatre located in Warsaw, Indiana is looking for a guest Musical Director to join the rest of its Artistic Staff for two productions this summer – Saturday Night Fever and My Fair Lady. The Musical Director must be available for both productions. The ideal candidate should be self-motivating, have strong piano/keyboard skills, and have the ability to multi-task in an extremely busy and fast-paced working environment.

First contract day will be Tuesday, May 30th and the last day of the contract will be Sunday, July 8th.
Pay is $600 per week and housing will be included.

Responsibilities Include – but are not limited to:
1. Teaching vocals to cast, playing for choreography and staging rehearsals, taking and giving notes, and collaborating closely with the rest of the Artistic team. This includes the Director, Assistant Musical Director, Choreographer, Stage Manager, Sound Designer, and Technical Director as needed.

2. Programming and playing Keyboard 1/Alternative orchestrations (Kurzweil PC3X and PC3LE) and conducting for all performances of Saturday Night Fever and My Fair Lady. Will also lead pit orchestra rehearsals as scheduled and will be in charge of score reductions as necessary to fit the musicians hired for the show which will be anywhere from 8 to 12 players – pending the production.

3. The Musical Director will have the assistance of the Musical Supervisor as needed. The Musical Director will also oversee the work of the Assistant Musical Director and give guidance as needed.

If you are interested in this position, please follow the application requirements below:
1. Send a resume that includes your education background, performance experience, private study background, professional goals, and three references with contact information.

2. You must also submit samples of your piano/keyboard skills, which can either be audio OR video recordings. These can be either existing materials, or you may choose to send something new. Just make sure these items show your true abilities. Please include a variety of styles of playing.

3. Recordings/Videos should be no shorter than 8 minutes in length but should exceed 20 minutes. Please send all application materials to Tom Stirling, Musical Supervisor, at tom@wagonwheelcenter.org as soon as possible. Once all materials are received, the process will continue with interviews for those being highly considered for the position.

If you have questions, please contact: Tom Stirling, Musical Supervisor/Musical Director at tom@wagonwheelcenter.org.

ASSISTANT MUSICAL DIRECTOR FOR 2018 SUMMER SEASON

The Wagon Wheel Theatre, a professional non-union theatre located in Warsaw, Indiana is looking for an Assistant Musical Director to join the Artistic staff for our 2018 Summer Season. The ideal candidate is an individual who has a passion for wanting to pursuit musical direction professionally, is self-motivating, has strong piano skills, likes to work with children, and has the ability to multi-task in an extremely busy and fast-paced working environment. The position requires a commitment to many long hours of work. The AMD will work very closely alongside the Musical Director. Based upon ability and work ethic, he/she will have the opportunity for more responsibility as the summer continues. Contract start date will be Saturday, May 12th and will end on Sunday, July 22nd. The main stage summer season the position will work on includes the following shows: Seussical, Saturday Night Fever, My Fair Lady, and All Shook Up. Pay is $400 per week and housing is included.

Responsibilities Include – but are not limited to:
1. Observing/Assisting the Musical Director and Musical Supervisor during rehearsals with the cast – including teaching music, taking notes, working on administrative projects needed for the music department, and playing for choreography and staging rehearsals for the first four shows of the summer.

2. Programming and playing Keyboard 2/Alternative orchestrations (Kurzweil PC3X and PC3LE) in the pit orchestra for Seussical, Saturday Night Fever, My Fair Lady, and All Shook Up.

3. Help with reduction of orchestration/arrangements as necessary to fit our pit orchestra which has anywhere from 7 to 12 players – pending the production.

4. The AMD will music direct, assist in auditions, and play for the High School Workshop production – yet to be chosen. Candidate might be part of the show choice process. The production is a full length musical and may also have a pit orchestra consisting of a mix of high school students and our professional musicians.

If you are interested in this position, please follow the application requirements below:
1. Send a resume that includes your education background, performance experience, private study background, professional goals, and three references with contact information.

2. You must also submit samples of your piano/keyboard skills, which can either be audio OR video recordings. These can be either existing materials, or you may choose to send something new. Just make sure these items show your true abilities. Please include a variety of styles of playing.

3. Recordings/Videos should be no shorter than 8 minutes in length but should exceed no more than 20 minutes. Please send all application materials to Tom Stirling, Musical Supervisor, at tom@wagonwheelcenter.org as soon as possible. Application deadline is February 19th or until position is filled. Once all materials are received, the process will continue with an interview with those candidates who are being highly considered for the position.

Any questions? Please contact: Tom Stirling, Musical Supervisor/Musical Director at tom@wagonwheelcenter.org.