VISION

Produce exceptional theatrical experiences while preserving a dynamic, vital and historic arts center.

tradition

Over 93 years, The Cape Playhouse has gained a reputation for producing the highest quality, professional entertainment in the form of great theatre.

OUR history

The Cape Playhouse has been declared by the Actors’ Equity Association to be the “Oldest Professional Summer Theater” in America.

Current Openings

We are accepting resumes for the following positions:

Production Manager

The Production Manager is one of the senior staff members and leaders of production operations. He/she/they coordinates, manages, and oversees all stage events and productions and is also responsible for the management and coordination of rehearsal spaces, scenic and costume shop facilities. They will advise the Producing Artistic Director on general and technical production needs.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

-Collaborate on all production staff including, but not limited to: technical staff, electricians, carpenters, stage managers, production assistants, wardrobe personnel, props, running crew, interns, and any additional personnel required for specific production needs;
-Schedule all design and production meetings. Coordinate pre-season scenic and costume construction and oversee the bid process for scenic, sound, lighting and costume need;
-Oversee technical preparations in coordination with Technical Director, including evaluation of and arrangement for equipment / tool needs and repairs;
-Oversee and coordinate all productions needs for Lighting, Costume, Scenic, Wigs/Makeup and Audio Designers, as well as all department heads;
-Coordinate load-in and restore of performance;
-Coordinate post-season strike and storage needs

QUALIFICATIONS AND DESIRED SKILLS:

-3+ Years Experience as a Production Manager, working in professional opera and/or theater;
-Computer proficient (MS word, Excel, Vectorworks, internet file sharing);
-Capacity to solve problems and engage in creative thinking to overcome challenges;
-Well-developed communication skills;
-Maturity and understanding of the artistic process and excellent interpersonal, teamwork, and diplomacy skills;
-Proven ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast paced, rapidly changing environment;
-Demonstrated ability to effectively manage multiple projects in a production environment; 
-Technical knowledge of safe working procedures, safety equipment and products for the stage;

-Experience with a hemp fly system;
-Extensive knowledge of theater techniques and processes, including safety standards;
-Strong verbal, quantitative, and organizational skills;
-Ability to prioritize, multi-task and work quickly and accurately with attention to detail;
-Able to work nights and weekends during the season, as required, climb stairs and ladders, lift and carry up to 50 pounds without assistance, and engage in other physical work related to the position;

Position runs early May through late September. Competitive salary, plus private housing.

Those interested in applying should send cover letter, resume and contact info for three references to: resumes@capeplayhouse.com with the job title as the subject line. Application by email only, no phone calls please.

Technical Director

The TD is responsible for all elements of the scenic engineering, construction, rigging, load-ins, and strikes for a traditional summer theater. Proficiency in autoCAD and Vectorworks required. A degree in scenic production or equivalent and at least three years experience in a professional shop is required.

The Cape Playhouse values tradition, hard work, kindness, generosity, passion, and professionalism. Must have excellent communication skills, high energy, ability to run a shop, lead crews, and be organized. Skill set must include advanced construction skills, MIG welding, materials purchasing, and rigging for a hemp house.

The TD reports to the Production Manager. Position begins on the Cape in early May and ends mid-September. Competitive salary, plus private housing.

Those interested in applying should send cover letter, resume and contact info for three references to: resumes@capeplayhouse.com with the job title as the subject line. Application by email only, no phone calls please.

Associate Company Manager

The historic Cape Playhouse in Dennis, MA – the theatre where Broadway goes to summer – is accepting resumes for an Associate Company Manager for our 2020 Summer Season which includes productions of Private Lives, God of Carnage, An American in Paris, Always Patsy Cline, Grease, Murder on the Orient Express and Million Dollar Quartet.

The Associate Company Manager is responsible for assisting with coordination all guest artist travel and lodging, as well as overseeing production staff housing and will also assist with artist and creative contracts and union filings and payroll. The successful candidate must be organized, work independently, and have the ability to interact successfully with a wide range of constituencies including artists, staff, travel vendors, lodging vendors, and the community in general. Must have a car – mileage reimbursed.

The Cape Playhouse values tradition, hard work, kindness, generosity, passion, and professionalism.  Candidates must be exceptionally professional and feel comfortable working with top directors, creatives and actors in American Theatre. This position is an important communication link for all departments, and therefore requires an understanding of, and adherence to, appropriate organizational protocol. The candidate must be able function in a fast-paced environment, and have the skills to identify and solve problems quickly.

Position runs from late May to early September. Weekly salary plus housing.

Those interested in applying should send cover letter, resume and contact info for three references to: resumes@capeplayhouse.com with the job title as the subject line. Please indicate in your cover letter if you have access to local housing and a car. Application by email only, no phone calls please.

Wardrobe Supervisor

The wardrobe supervisor will work with top designers in American Theatre for each show, providing support for each design, plus oversee the wardrobe department. Costumes are procured and fitted during rehearsals in NYC.

Responsibilities include alterations, costume maintenance, laundering/dry cleaning, maintaining dressing rooms, dressing performers before and during performances, coordinating the receiving and returning of costume packages, maintaining wardrobe work space. Experience with wig supervision and maintenance is highly desired.

The Cape Playhouse values tradition, hard work, kindness, generosity, passion, and professionalism.  Essential are communication and interpersonal skills, sewing (regular and industrial machine), ironing, altering, laundering, leading crews, makeup skills and experience with wig maintenance. Must be organized, tactful, completely self-reliant, and detail oriented in a fast-paced environment. Candidates must be exceptionally professional and feel comfortable working with top directors, creatives and actors in American theatre.

Position runs from late May to mid-September. Competitive salary plus private housing.

Those interested in applying should send cover letter, resume and contact info for three references to: resumes@capeplayhouse.com with the job title as the subject line. Application by email only, no phone calls please.

Master Electrician

The master electrician is responsible for organizing the season electrics rental package, working with lighting designers to determine the rental needs for each production, prepping, hanging and focusing all plots, maintaining the electrics shop area, overseeing all load-ins, strikes, and tech rehearsals, assisting the development staff with any lighting needs for Playhouse events. A detailed proficiency of moving lights and programing of console is required. The master electrician must possess sufficient strength and stamina to lift and carry up to 50 pounds and perform physical activities such as, but not limited to, lifting, bending, standing, climbing, and/or walking.

Candidates must be exceptionally professional and feel comfortable working with top directors, creatives and actors in American Theatre. Based on their experience, the Master Electrician also has the ability to serve as a Lighting Designer on a select number of our mainstage shows. The Cape Playhouse values tradition, hard work, kindness, generosity, passion, and professionalism.  

Position runs mid-May through mid-September. Competitive weekly salary plus private housing provided.

Those interested in applying should send cover letter, resume and contact info for three references to: resumes@capeplayhouse.com with the job title as the subject line. Application by email only, no phone calls please.

Electrician

The candidate is responsible for running and maintaining our mainstage shows, while also prepping upcoming productions along with the master electrician. Responsibilities include a re-patch, re-color, and full electrics swap within a show plot and maintenance of rental equipment. The electrician often programs the console during tech, while assisting with an electrics crew. The electrician will often run the console for all mainstage shows. Candidates must be exceptionally professional and feel comfortable working with very established directors, creatives and actors. The Cape Playhouse values tradition, hard work, kindness, generosity, passion, and professionalism.  

Position runs from late May to early September. Competitive salary plus private housing.

Those interested in applying should send cover letter, resume and contact info for three references to: resumes@capeplayhouse.com with the job title as the subject line. Application by email only, no phone calls please.

Carpenter

The candidates must have a well-developed understanding of scenic construction skills. The carpenters will contribute heavily to the building, installing, and striking of each set throughout the season – and may be required to be on the run crew of the bigger shows, depending on need. The Cape Playhouse values tradition, hard work, kindness, generosity, passion, and professionalism. 

Applicants should have two years shop experience, and familiarity with reading both hand-drafted and CAD drawings. Desired, but not necessary: MIG welding, drafting, tool maintenance, and theatrical rigging (hemp house especially).

Position runs from mid-May to early Sept. Weekly salary plus housing.

Those interested in applying should send cover letter, resume and contact info for three references to: resumes@capeplayhouse.com with the job title as the subject line. Application by email only, no phone calls please.

Sound Engineer/Designer

The sound engineer will be responsible for organizing the season electrics rental package, installing and striking rental sound package at the beginning and end of the season, reconfiguring the system to meet the needs of each specific show, and mixing the soundboard for each performance of the mainstage shows.

Based on the experience of the engineer, the position also has the opportunity to serve as the Sound Designer on each production.

The Cape Playhouse values tradition, hard work, kindness, generosity, passion, and professionalism.  Strong communication skills are essential, as a dialogue must exist with both the production and artistic staffs. Candidates must be exceptionally professional and feel comfortable working with very established Broadway directors, creatives and actors.

Position runs from late May to early September. Weekly salary plus housing.

Those interested in applying should send cover letter, resume and contact info for three references to: resumes@capeplayhouse.com with the job title as the subject line. Application by email only, no phone calls please.

Props Master/Designer

The ideal candidate for this position will have the opportunity to showcase the range and depth of his/her/their skill set on seven mainstage productions. The job will require research, sourcing items and purchasing, renting, furniture upholstery, hand props, independent set dressing, and building of props. This is a great opportunity for creative, inventive and driven property artisans. 

Our facility includes a collection of all manner of properties, stored onsite.

The Cape Playhouse values tradition, hard work, kindness, generosity, passion, and professionalism.  The applicant must be able to manage time, forecast needs, and plan lead-time for hard to find items. Applicant should ideally have a car for work use – mileage reimbursed. Candidates must be exceptionally professional and feel comfortable working with very established Broadway directors, creatives and actors.

Position runs from late May to early September. Weekly salary plus housing.

Those interested in applying should send cover letter, resume and contact info for three references to: resumes@capeplayhouse.com with the job title as the subject line. Application by email only, no phone calls please.

Props Artisan

The ideal candidate for this position will have the opportunity to showcase the range and depth of his/her/their skill set on seven mainstage productions. The job will require research, sourcing items and purchasing, renting, furniture upholstery, hand props, independent set dressing, and building of props. This is a great opportunity for creative, inventive and driven property artisans. 

Our facility includes a collection of all manner of properties, stored onsite.

The Cape Playhouse values tradition, hard work, kindness, generosity, passion, and professionalism.  The applicant must be able to manage time, forecast needs, and plan lead-time for hard to find items. Applicant should ideally have a car for work use – mileage reimbursed. Candidates must be exceptionally professional and feel comfortable working with very established Broadway directors, creatives and actors.

Position runs from late May to early September. Weekly salary plus housing.

Those interested in applying should send cover letter, resume and contact info for three references to: resumes@capeplayhouse.com with the job title as the subject line. Application by email only, no phone calls please.

Scenic Charge

The Scenic Charge Artist will oversee the paint treatments of all scenic elements on all mainstage productions and additional elements such as props, electrics, or set dressing. The Charge Artist will oversee the scenic artist and other relevant staff/interns in a safe and proper usage of Paint Department tools, techniques, and materials.

The Cape Playhouse values tradition, hard work, kindness, generosity, passion, and professionalism.  Candidates must be exceptionally professional and feel comfortable working with very established Broadway directors, creatives and actors.

Position runs from mid-May to early September. Weekly salary plus private housing.

Those interested in applying should send cover letter, resume and contact info for three references to: resumes@capeplayhouse.com with the job title as the subject line. Application by email only, no phone calls please.

Director of Education

The Director of Education will work closely with the Producing Artistic Director to design and implement innovative educational opportunities and programming that align with Playhouse’s overall mission, vision and strategic plan. The ideal candidate will cultivate partnerships and relationships within the community including schools, arts institutions, and other community organizations with the goal of developing programming that supports the overall mission and vision of the Playhouse. Other duties include representing The Cape Playhouse in the greater educational and arts community, creating curriculum for our classes and events and facilitating and leading post-show discussions.

The ideal candidate will have a willingness to ensure high-quality work in the student and patron experience, excellent communication and organizational skills, and leadership capabilities. The Cape Playhouse values tradition, hard work, kindness, generosity, passion, and professionalism. The Director of Education will be expected to attend all Opening Nights and some show performances, special events, and/or meetings that may happen outside normal hours.

Position runs June – August with some preseason administration work required. Weekly salary.

Those interested in applying should send cover letter, resume and contact info for three references to: resumes@capeplayhouse.com with the job title as the subject line. Please indicate if you are certified in CPR. All education staff must undergo a full criminal background and CORI check.

Buildings and Grounds Supervisor

Seeking a seasonal, part-time buildings and grounds/maintenance position. Dates are from about March-Oct, possibly longer or flexible depending on the candidate.  Skills required include basic plumbing, electrical, carpentry, painting and air conditioning maintenance.  This position will ensure daily that the parking lots and grounds are clean, accessible and safe and that the gardens are watered regularly.  This person will be responsible for the care, maintenance and inventory of all supplies and equipment owned by the Playhouse.  The ideal candidate needs to be flexible, a good communicator and a team player. Should be available on weekends in case of an emergency. Send resumes to resumes@capeplayhouse.com or by USPS c/o Ms. Jen Sartanowicz, The Cape Playhouse, PO Box 2001, Dennis, MA. 02638.