Working at Actors Theatre of Louisville

We invite applicants for the following positions to join us in supporting our vision to build a home for inspired collaboration that helps to shape the future of the American theatre. Actors Theatre is committed to recruiting and fostering a diverse community of staff and students. Individuals from traditionally under-represented groups are encouraged to apply. AA/EOE

Artistic Director

The Artistic Director (AD) will lead the development and evolution of the artistic vision for Actors Theatre. In co-equal partnership with Managing Director, Kevin E. Moore, the AD will also lead the organization to ensure the theatre company’s success – as measured by its artistic excellence, its engagement and impact in the community, its fiscal and institutional health, and the creation of an environment in which the entire company can do its best work and achieve both personal and professional satisfaction. The AD will steer the creation and production of work that embodies broadly diverse voices, styles, and subjects, and that will continue to advance Actors Theatre’s reputation as the cradle of new American plays and one of the most admired theaters in the nation. The Artistic Director will take the lead in season planning, engaging in a broadly shared dialogue and a process that ensures transparency and collaboration in artistic choices.

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Wardrobe Technician (Seasonal, Part-Time)

Working under the Wardrobe Manager, the Wardrobe Technician will be responsible for any laundry, clothing care, and costume maintenance during performances at Actors Theatre of Louisville.

In order to support all the productions in the three performance spaces at Actors Theatre of Louisville, this position will potentially work a schedule that could include mornings, afternoons, or evenings, over 6 days during the 7-day workweek, and will be asked to work between 20-25 hours

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Scenic Carpenter (Seasonal)

The Scenic Carpenter constructs scenery and set pieces in accordance with designer plans; includes carpentry, welding, work with plastics, fabrics or other materials. The Scenic Carpenter works as part of the Sets Department team to construct, transport, set up and strike all sets used in productions.

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Light Board Operator (Overhire)

An integral part of a team of theatre electricians, the Light Board Operator’s primary responsibility is to operate the console for an assigned production as well as ensure the integrity of the design through daily checks and maintenance.

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Lighting Technician (Overhire)

The Lighting Technician (Overhire) will be primarily responsible for assisting in the load-in, maintenance, and operation of theatrical lighting and atmospheric equipment for assigned productions and events produced at or by Actors Theatre.

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Wig and Makeup Supervisor (Seasonal)

Working with the Costume Designer, the Wig and Makeup Supervisor will determine how to realize the design intentions for any hair, wig, and/or makeup needs for every Mainstage, Holiday, and Humana production at Actors Theatre of Louisville; this position is then responsible for the realization and creation of those designs.

The Wig and Makeup Supervisor will work with the Wig and Makeup Assistant to deliver those designs on schedule, and make sure those designs remain consistent and maintained throughout all performances.

In addition to managing the daily operations of the wig shop, this position will be tasked with training additional run crew members to facilitate any hair, wig, and makeup needs during performances, and as a part of our commitment to educating members of the Professional Training Company.

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Graphic Design Assistant (Part-Time/Temporary)

The Graphic Design Assistant will assist in the design and development of marketing materials in both digital and print formats for the 2018-19 Actors Theatre season. This position is part-time/temporary (9 months), working a maximum of 20 hours per week. The hours will vary based on needs and candidates availability.

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Fall Wardrobe Assistant (Overhire)

This overhire Wardrobe Assistant will be providing wardrobe support for A DOLL’S HOUSE, PART 2, the second production in the 2018-19 Mainstage series, which will be performed in the Victory Jory Theatre.

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Stitcher (Overhire)

This overhire Stitcher will work alongside staff Costume Department members during the build periods for the first two productions in the 2018-19 Mainstage series: THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT TIME and A DOLL’S HOUSE, PART 2, in addition to Actors Theatre of Louisville’s annual production of DRACULA.

If production time allows, this overhire Stitcher might also begin working on the second and third annual holiday productions produced at Actors Theatre of Louisville: A CHRISTMAS CAROL and THE SANTALAND DIARIES.

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Humana Festival Wardrobe Assistant (Overhire)

This overhire Wardrobe Assistant will be providing wardrobe support for the production to be performed in the Victory Jory Theatre during the 2019 Humana Festival of New American Plays.

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Professional Training Company Apprenticeships

Actors Theatre’s distinguished training program offers a variety of professional apprenticeships in acting, artistic, production, and administrative departments. Full-time season apprenticeships offer in-depth, hands-on experience, and are ideal for college graduates seeking transition from academia to the professional theatre or for individuals considering a career change.

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Need more information?

Please contact Marie Tull, Human Resources Manager, for information about other employment opportunities.

Contact Us

Actors Theater of Louisville
316 West Main St.
Louisville, KY 40202
Box Office: 502.584.1205
502.371.0956 TDD

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