GREAT Theatre Lighting Designer

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Great River Educational Arts Theatre (GREAT) is a professional community theatre, located in St. Cloud, MN, that provides dynamic on-stage programming and innovative off-stage educational outreach throughout Central Minnesota. By reaching more than 70,000 people each year, GREAT ensures everyone has access to the transformative power of the arts.

GREAT is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds. We aspire to create a team that represents the diversity of our community while creating a space that encourages and embraces inclusiveness, equal opportunity, and respect. Additionally, we are committed to anti-racism through ongoing and consistent action, moving with urgency while identifying both immediate and long-term strategic actions, both as individuals and collectively as an organization.

We are looking to immediately hire a local Lighting Designer for our upcoming production of “The Play That Goes Wrong” as well as the rest of our 22-23 Season. Hotel accommodations and transportation reimbursement are provided for tech week. Additional information is below.

Show: The Play That Goes Wrong
Venue: Paramount Theatre
Performances: September 9, 10, 11, 15, 16, 17, 18, 2022
Onsite Dates: August 27 through September 9, 2022
Fee: $3,000
Anticipated Design Timeline: April 25, 2022 through July 18, 2022

Show: Murder on the Orient Express
Venue: Helgeson Learning Lab Theatre
Performances: October 21, 22, 23, 27, 28, 29, 30, 2022
Onsite Dates: October 16 through October 21, 2022
Fee: $2,000
Anticipated Design Timeline: June 13, 2022 through August 28, 2022

Show: White Christmas
Venue: Paramount Theatre
Performances: November 26, 27 and December 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 9, 10, 11, 2022
Onsite Dates: November 13 through November 26, 2022
Fee: $3,000
Anticipated Design Timeline: July 25, 2022 through September 26, 2022

Show: Black Nativity
Venue: Helgeson Learning Lab Theatre
Performances: December 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 2022
Onsite Dates: December 1 through December 9, 2022
Fee: $2,000
Anticipated Design Timeline: August 1, 2022 through October 9, 2022

Send cover letters and resumes to Nick Loweree at with the show(s) you’re interested in as the subject line. Please include a link to your website or portfolio and which show(s) you are interested in.

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GREAT Theatre
Nick Loweree
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Posted April 21