Guthrie Theater | Child Actor Supervisor for A RAISIN IN THE SUN

Rate of Pay: 
$15.00

The Guthrie Theater seeks Child Actor Supervisors to join our company for A RAISIN IN THE SUN. Child Actor Supervisors are responsible for supervising child actors in rehearsal and performance. Apply online here: https://recruiting.ultipro.com/GUT1000/JobBoard/47c392e4-6d7f-1e47-226b-ee862ea48cfb/OpportunityDetail?opportunityId=cbe5e8c8-4180-4b81-811f-63f707362cd9

Reports to: Company Manager

THE ORGANIZATION 
The Guthrie Theater engages exceptional theater artists in the exploration of both classic and contemporary plays connecting the community we serve to one another and to the world. Through its extraordinary artists, staff and facility, the Guthrie is committed to the people of Minnesota, and from its place, rooted deeply in the Twin Cities, influences the field as a leading 21st century arts organization.  

Every year more than 500 people, both on stage and off, help ensure our success in creating and supporting the highest level of theater. As an organization, we are committed to our values of Artistic Excellence, Community, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, and Fiscal Responsibility. 

LAND ACKNOWLEDGMENT
The Guthrie Theater would like to acknowledge that we gather on the traditional land of the Dakota People and honor with gratitude the land itself and the people who have stewarded it throughout the generations, including the Ojibwe and other Indigenous nations.

THE POSITION
Child Actor Supervisors are responsible for supervising child actors in rehearsal and performance for the Guthrie’s production of A Raisin in the Sun.  This position oversees all child actor activity and behavior offstage and in the rehearsal and dressing rooms. Child Actor Supervisors ensure all child actors remain safe and focused for their work.  All employees are expected to center, model and champion the Guthrie’s core values of Artistic Excellence, Community, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, and Fiscal Responsibility. 

This position is non-exempt (hourly) and temporary. The pay rate for this position is $15.00 per hour. The schedule required for this role will be Tuesdays – Sundays from December 7 – February 13, 2022. Hours will vary depending on the weekly rehearsal and performance schedules, ranging between 25-40 hours a week. Child Actor Supervisors must be consistently available to work Tuesday – Friday evenings and Saturday – Sunday daytime and evening hours. Occasional weekday daytime hours are required for tech rehearsals and matinee performances.

The Guthrie is dedicated to building an equitable environment that is mixed across lines of difference and strongly encourages applications from Black, Indigenous, People of Color, women, transgender and non-binary candidates.  Applicants from populations underrepresented in the theater field are strongly encouraged to apply.

For the safety of our guests and staff, the Guthrie Theater requires employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Documentation of vaccination status must be provided if an offer of employment is made.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 
1.    Child Actor Supervision
•    Supervise child actors per Actors Equity Association regulations.
•    Meet child actors before their call time and escort them to rehearsal and/or dressing rooms once in performance.
•    Lead and maintain daily warm-ups prior to rehearsal and performance. 
•    Help child actors stay focused and attentive during rehearsal, following the directions as given by the Stage Manager and elevating issues as necessary. 
•    Accompany child actors to their entrances and pick them up at exits as required.
•    Manage and support child actors to promote a safe, healthy, and productive working environment. 
•    Foster a work environment incorporating the Guthrie values of Artistic Excellence, Community, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, and Fiscal Responsibility. 

2.    Administration 
•    Keep track of each child’s entrances, exits, props, and costume changes.
•    Work with stage management to develop and manage child actor Run Sheets.
•    Collaborate and communicate with the other Child Actor Supervisors to maintain consistency across the team.
•    Complete other duties as assigned.

ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE AND QUALIFICATIONS 
•    Demonstrated experience working with children required.
•    Experience in theater preferred. 
•    Basic knowledge of theater terminology and stage directions. 
•    Knowledge of theater games and warm-ups desirable. 
•    Ability to communicate effectively in oral and written communication on an interpersonal and group level.
•    Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
•    Experience working with Microsoft Office products, specifically Word and Excel.
•    Experience, ability, and commitment to working with individuals and teams that are mixed across lines of difference such as race, gender-identity, sexual orientation, religion, ability, age, class and immigrant status.
•    Must be willing and able to work flexible hours/days, including evenings and weekends, reflective of the dynamic schedule of the theater.
•    Must be available Tuesdays – Sundays from December 7 – February 13, 2022.
 

A NOTE FROM HUMAN RESOURCES
For the safety of our guests and staff, the Guthrie Theater requires employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Documentation of vaccination status must be provided if an offer of employment is made.

Applicants must submit a resume to be considered for this position.

Apply online here: https://recruiting.ultipro.com/GUT1000/JobBoard/47c392e4-6d7f-1e47-226b-ee862ea48cfb/OpportunityDetail?opportunityId=cbe5e8c8-4180-4b81-811f-63f707362cd9

Contact information

Guthrie Theater
Olivia Snortland
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Posted November 12