As an organization committed to creating theater for and with our community, Trinity Rep invites people to work with us in a variety of ways. Read more below or learn more about community partnerships and audience engagement opportunities.
Job Title: Director of Community Engagement
Reports To: Artistic Director
FLSA Status: Exempt, Full time
Trinity Repertory Company seeks a Director of Community Engagement to join the theater’s artistic department, reporting to Artistic Director Curt Columbus, and working alongside Associate Artistic Director Tyler Dobrowsky, Director of Education and Accessibility Jordan Butterfield, Artist-in-Residence Marta Martínez and Conversationalist-in-Residence Christina Bevilacqua. The Director of Community Engagement is a senior-staff position responsible for establishing long-term partnerships between the theater and community stakeholders and will play a critical role in the theater’s artistic, educational, and community-centered initiatives. This is a full-time position with a focus on creating joyous, inclusive, civic-minded points of entry as well as sustained, mutually-beneficial relationships between Trinity Rep and the people of Southeastern New England.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Nurture current long-term, mutually-beneficial partnerships, in particular: Rhode Island Latino Arts and Teatro en El Verano, Sophia Academy, Sisters Overcoming Abusive Relationships (SOAR), the Providence Public Library, Creating Outreach About Addiction Support Together (COAAST), and the Tomaquag Museum, among many others
- Cultivate new, mutually-beneficial community partnerships based on the plays Trinity Rep is producing, and as the local or national discourse demands
- Produce show-specific events, salons, and conversations, including: post-show discussions, lobby displays, our pre-show discussion series (Prologues) and “Context and Conversation,” our program in partnership with the Providence Public Library.
- Work with Trinity Rep acting company member and founder of the Center for Activism and Performance Joe Wilson Jr. to produce “America Too,” Trinity Rep’s annual theatrical interrogation of an important, pressing socio-political issue
- Produce experiences or events independent of Trinity Rep’s production calendar that closely tie the theater to the larger Southeastern New England community (such as producing Trinity Rep’s float in the Providence Pride Parade)
- Collaborate with the Artistic Director on season planning, paying particular attention to 1) which plays could establish new community partnerships and entry points for new audiences, 2) which plays could allow for community groups to be an integral part of the production, and 3) which plays could provide compelling, inclusive, civic-minded events
- Collaborate with the Associate Artistic Director on casting, literary management, new play development, and mentoring the artistic management intern each year
- Collaborate with the Director of Education and Accessibility on curriculum development, and occasionally teach in our after-school classes, our Young Actors Summer Institute, and our programs for adult learners
- Provide artistic and dramaturgical support as necessary while productions are in rehearsal and in previews
- Participate in senior staff meetings with a focus on theater-wide long term strategies while operationalizing and institutionalizing community engagement initiatives
- Participate in Artistic department meetings focused on season planning and other artistic, educational, and community programming
- Participate in the theater’s New Play Club, which involves finding, reading and analyzing new plays being produced around the country
- Serve as the liaison between Community Engagement programs and the Marketing and Development departments, particularly in regards to audience and donor development and content creation (print, lobby, digital), as well as grant writing
- Assist in the administration of the theater’s Equity and Inclusion Working Group
- Represent the theater at local events and national conferences, such as the Humana New Play Festival or the Theater Communications Group conference
- Be a representative of (and advocate for) Trinity Rep in the community
- Be a representative of (and advocate for) the community in Trinity Rep
The Director of Community Engagement, working with the Associate Artistic Director, interviews, hires, and trains the Artistic Management intern each year.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
A delightful appreciation of and a fundamental curiosity about art-making and story-telling; the ability to communicate (in person and in writing) with directors, actors, designers, staff, and the community about a particular show in a clear, compelling manner
Budget and Administration
The ability to maintain a budget and maximize human and financial resources; ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry to practical situations; analytical thinking a must
The ability to communicate using different mediums transparently and effectively; strong public speaking, writing and active listening skills are imperative; fluency in other languages besides English (particularly Spanish) a plus; familiarity and comfort with multiple cultures necessary
Cultural Competency and Relationship Building
A love of meeting new people and forging relationships; excellent social skills with an emphasis on building meaningful, long-lasting partnerships with both individuals and organizations; a deep understanding of Anti-Racism and Anti-Oppression principles and practices; the ability to interact effectively with people of different cultures and socio-economic backgrounds
Education and/or Experience
A college degree; at least five years of experience working at an arts or community-centered organization; directing, design, choreographic experience a plus; teaching experience a plus
The ability to conceive both the strategy and the execution of community programs, including budgeting, staffing, and producing the events; ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions
Team Building and Collaboration
The ability to bridge the needs and desires of community groups with the needs and desires of the theater; the ability to cheerfully work cross-departmentally within the theater and lead community engagement programs
To perform this job effectively, an individual should have knowledge of word processing and spreadsheet software
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Must be able to remain in a stationary position for up to 50 percent of the time
- Must be able to regularly move about inside office spaces to access file cabinets, office machinery, etc.
- Must have the physical ability to regularly operate a computer and other office productivity machinery (i.e. a calculator, copy machine, computer printer)
- Specific vision abilities required include close vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception.
- The person in this position frequently communicates with staff and other constituencies. Must be able to exchange information, discuss, express oneself, and communicate in a tactful and professional manner.
- Must be able to observe physical body language and non-verbal cues.
- Must have the physical ability to move objects weighing up to 25 pounds for office functions.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Employee is exposed to outside weather conditions 5% of the time
- The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate
- Employee must be able to work nights and weekends up to 25% of the time
- This job requires national travel up to 5% of the time
SALARY AND TIMELINE
$47k-$49k, starting July 2019
Interested candidates should contact Tyler Dobrowsky at firstname.lastname@example.org
Trinity Repertory Company is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to building a culturally diverse and equitable environment and strongly encourages applications from people of color and women. This position will remain open until filled and until a diverse and qualified pool of candidates is identified.
Job Title: Technical Director
Reports to: Production Director
The Technical Director ensures the successful interpretation, engineering, rigging, realization, and safety of all scenic, lighting, sound, and video designs, while maintaining a safe working environment for all. The Technical Director will serve as a safety officer and facilities manager within the department, and will work to ensure a safe working environment in both scene shop and theater spaces.
- Coordinates work schedules with all production departments.
- Evaluates budget, mechanical and logistic feasibility.
- Generates working drawings for the scene shop.
- Distributes technical ground plans and sections to technical departments and stage management.
- Collaborates with other production departments on rigging plot, and provides specifications on rigging methods to Stage Supervisor as well as location of scenic pick points.
- Maintains clear and consistent communication with other production departments to ensure successful integration of technical elements of shows.
- Prices and purchases tools and construction materials.
- Provides samples and photos as needed to designers and directors.
- Oversees organization of warehouse with Prop Master
- Trains running crews.
- Provides input to upper management regarding future capital projects and improvements.
- Assists designers with knowledge about use and capability of theater’s
- Brings group incentive and drive to each production.
Skills and Knowledge:
- Strong project management skills that demonstrate the ability to deliver complex projects on time, on budget, and in a safe and efficient way
- Must possess written and verbal communication and be able to
collaborate with a wide variety of artists, technicians and administrators with diverse backgrounds
- Must have complete proficiency and demonstrable experience using
AutoCAD. Working knowledge of Vectorworks is a plus.
- Skills in carpentry, welding, rigging, and sewing.
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office and other cloud based software.
- Embraces a commitment to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion by acting as an internal advocate in growing the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion skills of the Scenic Department employees and modeling inclusive behavior.
- Five or more years of experience in related positions; or a combination of education and experience providing equivalent knowledge
- Ability to handle situations involving electrical, scenic and mechanical risks; long hours; heavy work; work at heights in the grid and on ladders.
- Must be able to work nights and weekends
Salary range and Timeline:
Interested candidates should contact Laura Smith at email@example.com
Trinity Rep is looking for Production Assistants to join the Stage Management team for the 2019-2020 season. Production Assistants are a vital part of the mainstage shows since they assist with both the rehearsal process and function as a member of the backstage crew while the show is running. PAs are also tasked with ensuring the safety of the actors and crews as well as preparing the stage and backstage areas. Applicants should be motivated, organized, and have some professional theater experience in stage management or the equivalent of. This is a non-equity position with the option of earning EMC points. Positions begin Aug/Oct 2019 and end May/June or 2020. Please send resume, cover letter, and references to Anne Harrigan, Assistant Production Director, 201 Washington St., Providence RI 02903 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. No calls, please.
Trinity Rep is seeking a Soundboard Operator starting in August for the 2019-2020 season. Position includes assisting with the installation of sound systems and operation of the soundboard for main stage productions. Candidate should possess professional experience, and the ability to work well both independently and with others in a high paced environment. Must have the ability to work at heights and be able to lift at least 50lbs. Qlab, rigging and soldering a plus. Competitive salary and benefits package. Please send resume, cover letter, and references to Peter Hurowitz at email@example.com. No calls, please.
The Brown/Trinty MFA Program is seeking a part-time, seasonal Technical Director (TD) for our upcoming 2019/20 season. The TD will oversee all scenic related technical operations associated with MFA productions.
- Assists in the successful realization of all designs.
- Works with designers, directors, and the Production Manager to maximize financial resources.
- Attends production meetings and assigned tech rehearsals.
- Ensure sets are built and installed on schedule and within budget.
- Maintains an orderly, organized shop, ensuring a safe work space for all staff and overhire.
- Ensures the use of safe practices in all spaces and the safety of all scenic elements.
- Collaborates with the production team.
- Provides specifications on rigging methods as well as the location of scenic pick points.
- Maintains clear and consistent communication with other production departments.
- Brings group incentive and drive to each production.
- Works towards supporting the professionalization of graduate directors and actors.
Skills and Knowledge:
- A demonstrated ability to communicate and collaborate with a wide variety of artists, technicians, and administrators.
- Embraces Brown/Trinity Rep’s strong commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.
- Proven solution-oriented attitude.
- Strong theatrical carpentry, metalworking, and building skills.
- Strong rigging skills.
- Ability to work well at heights, and safely lift objects overhead in excess of 50 pounds.
- Strong safety knowledge and use of safe practices.
- Ability to read, interpret, and edit design drawings.
- Excellent follow-through and attention to detail.
- Ability to remain calm under pressure.
- Interest in expanding technical and building skills.
- Sense of humor.
Fee: $8,750 for three productions, plus hourly carpentry wage during the build.
Spans for the three productions: 7/15/19-10/13/19; 11/4/19-3/8/19; 1/6/20-5/17/20
Must be based in Providence area – housing and transportation not provided. Please send a brief cover letter & resume to Cole Ratkoski Tavares, Production Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org. EOE.
Brown University/Trinity Repertory MFA Programs is looking for experienced, local, non-Equity Stage Managers for the productions during the 19-20 season. Individuals must be reliable and well-organized with a professional attitude. Must be able to work with a creative team, assist the director, keep a prompt book, run rehearsals & performances, and supervise actors. This is an excellent opportunity for early career Stage Managers to work in a professional and educational theater setting. Rehearsals are in the evenings and Saturdays during the day (Sunday’s day off). Paid position. Must be based in Providence area – housing and transportation not provided. Please send a brief cover letter & resume to Cole Ratkoski Tavares, Production Manager at email@example.com. EOE.
Trinity Repertory Company in Providence, RI (LORT B & D) is seeking a Hair/Wig Artisan for the 2019-2020 season. Position includes assisting Costume Designer in the implementation of their vision for the seven main stage productions and being a valuable team member of our small yet mighty costume shop. Candidate should possess professional experience in wig ventilation and wig building, as well as styling skills for both human and synthetic hair. Cosmetology license a plus. Other skills that are beneficial: stitching, crafting and wardrobe/backstage crew experience. Must have excellent time management and people skills. This position begins on August 5 until end of May. Full health/dental insurance and benefits packages. Hourly rate of $13.25 with overtime compensation and paid holidays/vacation. Please send cover letter, resume and references to Amanda Downing Carney, Costume Shop Director at firstname.lastname@example.org
The majority of Trinity Rep roles are cast from our resident acting company and the students in the Brown/Trinity MFA program. If a production calls for addition casting, audition notices will be posted here. We also hold open auditions once a year, usually in the summer, for both union and non-union actors. There are no auditions to join the acting company.
Trinity Rep is committed to the development and production of new theater works. As part of that commitment, we seek to include at least one world premiere production in each season, and work throughout the year to develop new plays through readings and workshops. Our Mabel T. Woolley Literary Department reads and reviews hundreds of scripts, looking for new plays which support our aesthetic vision and our resident acting company.
To submit a play, please have your agent contact us at the address listed below. At this time, unsolicited scripts from playwrights without representation cannot be accepted.
The Mabel T. Woolley Literary Department
Trinity Repertory Company
201 Washington Street
Providence, RI 02903
For immediate assistance, please email Tyler Dobrowsky, Associate Artistic Director at email@example.com.
Trinity Rep offers recent college graduates intensive professional training through our volunteer internship program. Interns are an integral part of our organization and serve alongside our staff in artistic, administrative, and production departments. Learn more about the internship opportunities.
The deadline to apply has passed. Please check back for next year’s applications.
Do you love Trinity Rep? Do you find yourself regularly talking about Trinity Rep’s productions and programs to your friends, family, and colleagues? Well, then we need YOU!
The Community Builders, a connectivity and outreach program for adults, makes you the ultimate theater insider. In return, we ask you to help spread the word about the great work we’re doing onstage and off.
As a Community Builder, you will:
- Read all of the scripts for the season
- Meet once as a group in the fall to discuss the scripts and identify one play with which you would like to especially work on building community connections.
- Work with Trinity Rep’s Artistic Associate for Community Rebecca Noon to identify who you will reach out to and what you will attempt (eg, bring a specific group to: a performance or Context & Conversation)
- Create a check-in schedule for you and Rebecca leading up to the show’s first rehearsal, which may involve email, phone, or in-person communication.
In return, you will be compensated with:
- Early access to all scripts Access to all first rehearsals (which are always Tuesdays at 1:30 pm)
- Insider information regarding the shows and the artistic teams involved. Input and influence on who accesses Trinity Rep and its programs
- An end-of-season celebration, including any community connections we make throughout the season.
To apply send an email or letter to Kristen Gibbs at firstname.lastname@example.org describing why you’d like to be a Community Builder, including what communities you are a part of, what you love about live performance, and the three aspects of your life you hold the most dear.