Production

Immediately available (posted below 1-21-21):

Production Assistant

Infection Safety Specialist

 

Production Assistants

Merrimack Repertory Theatre, a LORT D regional theatre located in Lowell, MA, is seeking two stage management Production Assistants for the 2021 season. These two positions will work with AEA Stage Managers on one MRT spring show; either UNTIL THE FLOOD or A WOMAN OF THE WORLD. Both productions will be filmed. Production Assistants will need to participate in rigorous safety measures including Covid testing, social distancing, proper use of PPE as dictated by MRT’s Covid Safety Plan.

Position: Production and Company Management Assistants

Employment dates: Track 1: February 15, 2021 – March 21, 2021 for UNTIL THE FLOOD      Track 2: March 15, 2021 – April 18, 2021 for A WOMAN OF THE WORLD

Primary Duties:
1. Assist Equity Stage Managers with all stage management duties necessary to prep, rehearse, tech and successfully run each show.
2. Support stage management duties in the rehearsal hall, including set up/breakdown, creation of show paperwork, managing line notes, and assisting with the overall flow and efficiency of the room.
3. Create, maintain, and distribute necessary paperwork for rehearsals and performance.
4. Attend meetings throughout the process, including: production meetings, staff meetings, company meetings and any other staff-related events.
5. Track script changes, be on book for tech and filming captures. 
6. Prior to tech, the PA will assist props with load-in, organize the backstage area, and help to clean and prep all actor areas.
7. Serve as the backstage liaison for the Production Stage Manager. Will serve as run crew, and must be willing and prepared to be choreographed into scenic transitions as needed based on the specific needs of each production.
8. Schedule travel, meet visiting artists at airports and train stations upon arrival and introducing artists to their housing units on site following all MRT Covid safety procedures.
9. Assist in the maintenance of MRT’s artist housing facilities, which may include cleaning, organizing and rearranging guest suites.
10. Assist in the day-to-day responsibilities of MRT’s Artistic & Production department.

Above all else, MRT is seeking an individual who is willing to embrace Merrimack Repertory Theatre’s expectation of being a valuable team player, as well as those who are willing to help achieve and maintain artistic expectations. MRT strives toward becoming an Anti-Racist organization. We value an inclusive culture. We strongly encourage applicants from historically underrepresented groups.

Job Requirements: valid driver’s license, ability to lift 25 pounds
PAs report to MRT’s Artistic Director who assigns stage management teams. Each PA will be assigned a stage management track.
Pay rate: $15 per hour. Guarantee of 30 hours per week.

Please send a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to jobs@mrt.org with ATTN: ARTISTIC DIRECTOR in the subject line. No phone calls please.

 

Infection Safety Specialist

Merrimack Repertory Theatre, a LORT D regional theatre located in Lowell, MA, is seeking an Infection Safety Specialist for the filming of two shows in the 2021 season. This position will work closely with the Artistic Director, Production Manager, AEA Stage Managers to ensure the safety of cast and crew of UNTIL THE FLOOD and A WOMAN OF THE WORLD. Both productions will be filmed without an audience. The Infection Safety Specialist will need to participate in rigorous safety measures including Covid testing, social distancing, proper use of PPE as dictated by MRT’s Covid Safety Plan.

Position: Infection Safety Specialist

Employment dates: February 8, 2021 – April 18, 2021

Primary Duties:
1. Supervise, implement, and maintain MRT’s Health and Safety plan.
2. Track and monitor daily health reports from artists and artisans (roughly 15 people.). Coordinate weekly Covid testing for artists and artisans while in rehearsal and testing prior to the start of rehearsal.
3. Create, maintain, and distribute necessary paperwork for tracking, contact tracing, and reporting. 
4. Attend all tech rehearsals to assure safety protocols are being met.
5. Train artists and artisans on safety procedures including proper use of PPE, safety zones as dictated by MRT safety plan, and other important highlights from the plan.
6. Complete training online through health education services for Covid compliance training. MRT will pay for this training.
7. Working with Production Manager, maintain proper supply of PPE and its usage.
8. Working with Artistic Director and Executive Director, implement procedures should an emergency arise.
9. Assist in the day-to-day responsibilities as it pertains to infection safety for Artistic and Production teams.

Above all else, MRT is seeking an individual who is willing to embrace Merrimack Repertory Theatre’s expectation of being a valuable team player, as well as those who are willing to help assure the highest possible safety measures. MRT strives toward becoming an Anti-Racist organization. We value an inclusive culture. We strongly encourage applicants from historically underrepresented groups.

Job Requirements: valid driver’s license, ability to lift 25 pounds
Classification: Temporary/Non-Exempt
The ISS reports to MRT’s Artistic Director and Executive Director.
Pay rate: 20 per hour/Full Time

Please send a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to jobs@mrt.org with ATTN: ARTISTIC DIRECTOR in the subject line. No phone calls please.

 

PHOTO (l-r) Ryan Barry, Mark Zeisler in Red