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THE ARKANSAS REPERTORY THEATRE EMPLOYS GUEST AND LOCAL ARTISTS TO PRODUCE WORKS – CREATEDREHEARSED, AND BUILT IN DOWNTOWN LITTLE ROCK.

The Rep is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce of artists, technicians, and administrators; particularly one that reflects its community in Central Arkansas. Applicants from populations historically underrepresented in the theatre field are strongly encouraged to apply.

All Arkansas Repertory Theatre staff, cast, and crew must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, including booster doses. Upon hiring, employees will be required to submit proof of vaccination to HR.

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

We are always looking for talented theatre artists and technicians to help bring our productions to life. The need for carpenters, scenic painters, costume stitchers, lighting technicians, run crew, and other positions is critical for every production. Please clarify your interest and skills in your application.

To apply:

Please submit your resume to the Bill Miller, Associate Production Manager at bmiller@therep.org.

The Arkansas Repertory Theatre seeks a Special Events & Patron Engagement Associate to join its team in creating first-class professional theatre for Central Arkansas. As part of a revised organizational structure, the Associate will report to the Director of Development & Marketing and will work closely with the Venue Operations Associate, Director of Production, and multiple volunteer event/guild leaders.

With this team, the Associate will be responsible for coordinating a wide variety of special events throughout the year, and for further developing and managing a multi-faceted, auxiliary guild and volunteer program to support the work of The Rep. Equal parts party-planner and relationship manager, the role includes significant potential for growth and impact on the organization. Specific areas of focus will include:

Special Events Coordination

Overall logistical ownership of:
•    Two large-scale galas, production Opening Night receptions, group sales and sponsor events, patron appreciation events, “StageDoor Social” evenings, and “subscription parties”
•    “Giving Tuesday” digital auction, as well as event-based auctions/raffles
•     Community event participation (e.g., Pride, HarvestFest)
•     Board meetings, artist hospitality events, and misc. staff events
Set-up & breakdown
Catering and food/beverage partnerships
Event décor & signage, and lobby floral arrangements
Invitations, RSVPs, and seating
Auctions and other on-site fundraising initiatives
Related staff, planning committee, and volunteer supervision

Patron Engagement

Manage “StageHands” volunteer artist hospitality guild and related events
Manage “StageDoor Social” young patrons program and related events
Manage and grow a holistic volunteer program supporting other Rep needs, including:
•     Community events & outreach
•     Internal special events
•     Production needs (e.g., stitching)
•     Administrative needs (e.g., phone campaigns)
Develop a robust recruiting mechanism for a diverse set of participants and guild leaders
Manage and grow The Rep’s community influencer program

The successful candidate will have 5+ years of experience in special events or volunteer management, with a demonstrated interest in both. They will have an appreciation for the performing arts and their importance in our shared community culture.  They will have a positive sense of humor, unwavering attention to detail, personal drive, and the ability to coach and problem solve with myriad personalities and working styles.

This is a full-time position that regularly involves both regular business hours and night/weekend activity. The role could potentially accommodate a flexible or non-traditional schedule. Salary begins at $45,000, with comprehensive insurance coverage and paid time-off.

The Rep is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce of artists, technicians, and administrators; particularly one that reflects its community in Central Arkansas. Applicants from populations historically underrepresented in the theatre field are strongly encouraged to apply.

A fundamental anchor for the quality of life in Central Arkansas, The Rep creates vibrant and engaging theatrical experiences that are accessible for everyone in our community. With our work, The Rep seeks to make lives more full, more interesting, and more joyful. The Rep’s core programming is a year-long season of 5-6 productions, freshly created for our audiences in an intimate, 340-seat theatre in downtown Little Rock. We tell stories that provide entertainment and escape, that help us process the world around us, and that foster a sense of mutual understanding. Unlike most of an ever-present electronic media, the live experiences of The Rep are distinctly theatrical- immersive and shared by the community in a public space outside of individual homes. As the state’s most established professional theatre since its founding in 1976, we maintain the highest artistic standards, featuring award-winning artists, both local and from across the country, particularly celebrating artists and works with connections to our community.

To apply: 

Please submit a resume, cover letter, and references to Jennifer Owens Buie, Director of Development at jowensbuie@therep.org.

The Arkansas Repertory Theatre seeks a Venue Operations Associate to join its team in creating first-class professional theatre for Central Arkansas. As part of a revised organizational structure, the Associate will report to the Director of Finance & Administration; will work closely with the Patron Services Manager, Special Events & Patron Engagement Associate, and Director of Production; as well as supervise a team of vendors, part-time employees, and volunteers.

With this team, the Associate will be responsible for ensuring that all patrons have a distinctive, enjoyable, safe, and accommodating experience, whenever they attend a performance or event; as well as ensuring that the mechanical health and aesthetic appearance of our facilities are maintained. Specific areas of focus will include:

House Management for most public performances, including:

• Crowd management and general audience relations
• Ensuring timely performance starts and intermissions
• Supervising volunteer ushers
• Accessibility programs and equipment
• Safety and emergency protocols
• Building lock-down and security

Bar/concessions offerings, including:

• Menu selection and inventory management
• Scheduling and supervising part-time staff
• Sales processing and reconciliation
• License renewals and inspections
• Maintaining clean and tidy bar and storage areas and related equipment

Facility maintenance and supervision, including:

• Ensuring that all public spaces are always clean, tidy, and fully prepared for guests
• Coordination of third party vendors for cleaning, supplies, HVAC, and miscellaneous repairs
• Perform minor plumbing, repairs, and cleaning projects as needed
• Maintain climate control system
• Maintain annual inspection and certification schedules for major equipment and systems (e.g., elevator, fire)

The successful candidate will have 2+ years of experience in events, venue, or restaurant/hospitality management. They will have an appreciation for the performing arts and their importance in our shared community culture.  They will have a sense of humor, unwavering attention to detail, comfort interacting with the public, and the ability to coach and problem solve with myriad personalities and working styles. They will be able to lift 40+ pounds, go up and down stairs or climb ladders, and remain on their feet for significant periods of time.

This is a full-time position, with a non-traditional schedule that rotates between periods of standard business hours and periods of primarily nights/weekends. Salary begins at $40,000, with comprehensive insurance coverage and paid time-off.

The Rep is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce of artists, technicians, and administrators; particularly one that reflects its community in Central Arkansas. Applicants from populations historically underrepresented in the theatre field are strongly encouraged to apply.

A fundamental anchor for the quality of life in Central Arkansas, The Rep creates vibrant and engaging theatrical experiences that are accessible for everyone in our community. With our work, The Rep seeks to make lives more full, more interesting, and more joyful. The Rep’s core programming is a year-long season of 5-6 productions, freshly created for our audiences in an intimate, 340-seat theatre in downtown Little Rock. We tell stories that provide entertainment and escape, that help us process the world around us, and that foster a sense of mutual understanding. Unlike most of an ever-present electronic media, the live experiences of The Rep are distinctly theatrical- immersive and shared by the community in a public space outside of individual homes. As the state’s most established professional theatre since its founding in 1976, we maintain the highest artistic standards, featuring award-winning artists, both local and from across the country, particularly celebrating artists and works with connections to our community.

To apply: 

Please submit a resume, cover letter, and references to Cindi McConnell, Director of Finance & Administration at cmcconnell@therep.org.

AUDITIONS

The 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 social media channels.

Equity Principal Auditions are scheduled once a year and take place virtually or in Chicago or New York City. Equity Chorus Auditions are similarly scheduled for each individual chorus musical. These auditions are widely posted by AEA.

There are currently no upcoming auditions scheduled.

If you are a current or former resident of Arkansas, have access to local housing, or have some other connection to our community, we encourage you to contact us at casting@therep.org, so that we may keep your materials on file and notify you directly of any upcoming auditions.