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Arkansas Repertory Theatre exists to create a diverse body of theatrical work of the highest artistic standards. With a focus on dramatic storytelling that illuminates the human journey, The Rep entertains, engages and enriches local and regional audiences of all ages and backgrounds. 

If you would like to join us please see the opportunities below for more information and who to contact.

 

General Casting Information

Audition listings are posted as they become available for specific productions. For an audition appointment in response to an audition posting, please contact Peter Mensky, Company Manager/Casting Associate, at pmensky@therep.org

Local Auditions in Little Rock:
Arkansas Rep regularly holds auditions in Little Rock throughout the year. Auditions are announced here on our website as well as in local newspapers, and on our Facebook page. If you are interested in auditioning for an upcoming production, please check the auditions page regularly, and “Like” Arkansas Repertory Theatre’s page on Facebook for casting updates. Once auditions are announced, you may email to schedule an audition appointment. 


New York Auditions:

EPAs:
Season EPAs are scheduled once a year and take place in Chicago or New York City. These EPAs are announced on www.actorsequity.org and in Backstage Magazine www.backstage.com.

Chorus Calls:
Chorus calls are scheduled for each chorus musical. These calls are posted on www.actorequity.org and in Backstage Magazine, www.backstage.com.

Auditioning for a specific production:
Arkansas Rep announces our New York City auditions on www.actorsequity.org , Backstage Magazine www.backstage.com and www.actorsaccess.com. Generally, we hold auditions on a show by show basis, and these auditions are by appointment only. To obtain an audition appointment for a particular production, you may submit your picture and resume either electronically through www.actorsaccess.com or by sending your picture and resume directly to the casting department through regular mail.


Scripts:
Arkansas Rep is not currently accepting scripts for future productions.

Backstage Help

Ever wonder what goes on backstage at The Rep? Join the crew for one of our shows and find out! Gain professional theatre experience with a number of different jobs, and earn some money too. Contact Linda Parlier, Assistant to the Production Manager, via email. No phone calls please.

Contact: Linda Parlier
Email: lparlier@therep.org

If you can sew, we want you! You can earn some extra cash, too. We are looking for talented sticthers to assist us in the construction of costumes for our shows. Contact Rafael Castanera, Production Manager.

Contact:
Holly Payne
Email: hpayne@therep.org

Internship positions have been filled for the 2017-18 Season.
Please check back for future Internship opportunities.

Audience Engagement Department (Part-Time)

JOB TITLE: House/Bar Managers
REPORTS TO: Audience Services Manager

PURPOSE OF THE JOB
The Rep employees a team of part-time employees who are cross-trained in the duties of both Bar and House Manager. While individuals will only assume one duty on the day they work, both positions oversee all public areas of the theatre, ensuring the experience of each patron is enjoyable and safe.

JOB DUTIES:
HOUSE MANAGER

Supervise all performances

  • Volunteer Ushers
    • Supervise all volunteer ushers needed for each performance
    • Conduct a pre-show briefing with all ushers to go over their individual job duties and to charge them with being ambassadors of The Rep and with providing our patrons with the best customer service experience.
  • Ensure all public areas are tidy for audience arrival
  • Prepare the downstairs concessions bar
  • Ensure handicapped seating is prepared if needed
  • Coordinate with the Box Office and Stage Management on the running of the show – each night’s needs may be different and problems may arise. Quick thinking, communication, and flexibility are important
  • Resolve ticketing or seating issues as they arise
  • Manage late seating
  • Conduct a head count and stub count
  • Prep for intermission.
    • Restocking anything that concessions may need, baking cookies, preparing preorders, etc. 
  • Supervise a timely intermission
  • Strike the concessions bar
  • Reset any banks used and total the concessions profits
  • Be in the house at the end of the performance to supervise the audience’s exit and clear the house of all audience members to allow the crew to come out and begin their post-show work
  • Clean the house with the ushers
  • Restock concessions for the following day’s performance
  • Prepare the nightly House Report
  • Before leaving the building, make sure building is locked and all lights are turned off
  • If there are special events post-show, such as the Opening Night reception & cast party, or an After Party, assist the Bar Manager with bartending and the following and restock. 
  • On two-show days, tidy and restock the restrooms between shows
  • In the event of emergencies (fire alarms, severe weather, medical emergencies), the House Manager’s responsibility is the audience.  Follow emergency procedures and communicate with the appropriate parties

BAR MANAGER

  • Act as the primary bar tender in Foster’s
  • Arrive at least 2 hours prior to curtain to set up concessions in Foster’s and prep hot beverages for both concession areas.
  • In conjunction with the House Manager, prep concession preorders for intermission.
  • Clean and re-stock after the performance.
  • If Foster’s has been reserved for a private event pre-show, coordinate with Special Events Manager
  • Bartend for Opening Night Cast Party and After Parties.

Physical Requirements and Qualifications
Must…

  • Be 21 years of age
  • Able to be on feet for long hours
  • Able to go up and down stairs
  • Able to lift 40 pounds
  • Good communication skills
  • Can manage large groups of people
  • Previous experience in theatre preferred but not required

This is a part-time hourly position, $10/hour. 

Contact: Allyson Gattin
Email: agattin@therep.org


JOB TITLE: Box Office Associate
REPORTS TO: Box Office Manager

PURPOSE OF THE JOB
To act as the principle point of welcome to the Arkansas Repertory Theatre. To offer the highest levels of customer service to patrons in person, by telephone, and by email. To maximize sales for the Arkansas Repertory Theatre, and to have an extensive knowledge of Arkansas Repertory Theatre Productions.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Daily Tasks:
  • To open the Box Office at the start of a shift, to ensure there is sufficient ticket stock in the printer and that the computer and printer are all working
  • To ensure the Box Office is tidy and well-presented throughout the day. To ensure the leaflets, playtexts and other relevant Arkansas Repertory Theatre print are on display at the Box Office.
  • To listen to phone messages and to call back customers throughout the day.
  • To answer the Box Office phone within three rings, unless serving a customer in person.
  • To batch print tickets before the performance. To distribute pre-paid and complimentary tickets to customers.
  • To actively sell tickets and merchandise pre-show.
  • In the absence of the Box Office Manager, to release house seats on the day line with Arkansas Repertory Policy
  • To support Front of House Staff with performance incoming, especially when the house is open.
  1. Sales and Promotions:
  • To actively promote Arkansas Repertory Theatre
  • To actively promote offers (including season subscriptions), to up-sell and cross-sell Arkansas Repertory Theatre shows.
  • To have a broad knowledge of Arkansas Repertory Theatre productions, past and present
  1. Reception:
  • To be the principle point of welcome to the Arkansas Repertory Theatre.
  • To act as reception for the building and to alert relevant staff promptly of any visitors arriving to the building.
  • To uphold the highest standard of customer service.
  • To take delivery of postage and deliveries; and to distribute to relevant members of staff.
  1. General:
  • To act always in the best interest of the Arkansas Repertory Theatre.
  • To act at all times in accordance with Arkansas Repertory Box Office policies and protocols.
  • To be welcoming and provide excellent customer care to all visitors to the Arkansas Repertory Theatre.
  • To be knowledgeable of all Arkansas Repertory products.
  • To attend a preview/dress rehearsal for each production at the Arkansas Repertory Theatre.
  • To actively keep up to date with the artistic programming.
  • To actively implement environmental policies and practices for the department.
  • To adhere to Arkansas Repertory Theatre policies, including Equalities (including diversity, access, equal opportunities) and Environmental policies.
  • To actively adhere to and implement the Arkansas Repertory Theatre Health and Safety policy.
  • To maximize income and minimize expenditure wherever possible without jeopardizing the quality of the work or the reputation of the Arkansas Repertory Theatre.
  • Any other duties as reasonably required.

Physical Requirements and Qualifications

 Essential

  • Must be able to work daytimes, evenings and weekends.
  • Keen interest in the arts and in particular work of the Arkansas Repertory Theatre.
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to multi task.
  • A proven efficient self-starter who enjoys being a team member.
  • Excellent proven interpersonal skills
  • Strong communications skills and the ability to interact with a wide range of people.
  • A calm and efficient manner.
  • Strong IT skills, in particular using Microsoft Office applications.
  • Commitment to high levels of customer service, with experience of dealing with customers both in person and on the telephone.
  • Proven ability in cash handling.

Desirable:

  • Experience of working in an arts venue.
  • Experience of computerized ticketing systems in particular Theatre Manager.

Terms:
Schedules are created on a production by production basis and you will be asked to let us know your availability in advance for each production. Shifts will be allocated to each staff member based on this availability.

This is a part-time hourly position, $8.50/hour. 

Contact: Allyson Gattin
Email: agattin@therep.org


 

JOB TITLE: Concession Sales Associate
REPORTS TO: House Manager

PURPOSE OF THE JOB
The Concession Sales Associate sells prepared food and beverage items to patrons of The Rep. They also maintain the cleanliness of the concession area and work quickly as most cession sales occur 15-30 minutes prior to show time. 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Ensure guests receive service that is friendly, helpful and fast
  • Complete concession purchase transitions by:
  • Greeting guests
  • Assembling food orders
  • Operating point-of-sale terminals
  • Completing a credit card transaction or collecting cash and making accurate change
  • Maintain cleanliness of entire concession stand including cooking equipment, counters, shelves, display areas, and stock
  • Ensuring the security of all bank boxes
  • Answer questions from guests and resolve any concerns
  • Assist with other functions as instructed by the House Manager

Physical Requirements and Qualifications
Must…

  • Must be 21 years of age.
  • Be able to stand, walk, lift, twist and bend on a frequent basis
  • Be capable to communicate and work effectively with guests in a high-volume setting
  • Have good verbal communication skills as well as math and cash-handling skills
  • Be comfortable communications and cooperating with guests, supervisors, peers, volunteers
  • Be able to work flexible schedules, including evenings, weekends, and special events

This is a part-time hourly position, $9/hour. 

Contact: Allyson Gattin
Email: agattin@therep.org


 Arkansas Repertory Theatre is an equal opportunity employer.  www.therep.org.

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