We are looking for the following positions for our productions of CARRIE and CINDERELLA:

Master Carpenters and Set Builders

Master Carpenters and Set Builders Needed for Carrie and Cinderella.
MASTER CARPENTER: We need someone to lead a small build team in constructing and installing a set for each production.
SET BUILDERS: We need a small team to show up 1 – 3 times a week over a month-long period to help build the set for each production.

BOTH POSITIONS REQUIRE:
  • Ability to create a design after reading a play and following the director’s vision (set designer only)
  • A basic knowledge of construction and building; use of power tools; following safety protocol
  • Ability to lead a team and/or work independently within a team
  • Ability to listen carefully, follow directions, ask questions, and problem solve
  • Ability to follow a budget
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Resourceful, hardworking, and dependable
  • Has an eagerness to be creative and learn new things

☑️ There will be afternoon, evening, and weekend build shifts available, to accommodate schedules!

☑️ Stipend available!

Contact the Theatre Manager at [email protected] with letter of interest and resume or description of experience.

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Backstage Crew

Backstage Crew Needed for Cinderella. No experience necessary! – this is a volunteer position

REQUIREMENTS

  • Help with keeping set pieces and props organized backstage
  • Move set pieces on and off stage during scene changes
  • Assist with costume changes when needed
  • At the end of each performance, make sure set pieces and props are back in their “home”
  • Attend technical rehearsals (5 – 8 rehearsals)
  • Attend all performances (9 performances)
  • Hardworking and dependable

☑️ This is a volunteer position!

Contact the Theatre Manager at [email protected] with letter of interest.

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Wardrobe Managers

Wardrobe Manager Needed for Cinderella.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Assist actors in getting in costume, makeup, and hair, and make sure they are ready to appear on stage
  • Assist with fast costume changes backstage
  • Check in the next day after each performance to mend costumes and make repairs 
  • Clean costumes if needed after each weekend for the next weekend’s performances (3 – 4 times; laundry facilities on theatre premises)
  • Attend all costume technical rehearsals (3 – 5 rehearsals)
  • Attend all performances (9 performances)
  • Hardworking and dependable

☑️ Volunteer Stipend available

Contact the Theatre Manager at [email protected] with letter of interest and resume or description of experience.

Apply Here

Props Coordinators

Musical Theatre Southwest is looking for property coordinators for productions of the 2022 season. Come join the MTS family! No experience necessary!

REQUIREMENTS

  • Hunt and pull props from our prop storage
  • Conduct research for purchase
  • Creatively adapt or alter current props to fit show needs
  • Possible thrift store shopping, etc.
  • Attend production meetings via Zoom to get director’s feedback on props

☑️ Can create your own schedule

☑️ Volunteer Stipend available

Contact the Theatre Manager at [email protected] with letter of interest.

Apply Here

2023 Production Team Members

Call for Production Team Members for the 2023 Season!

Do you want to direct, music direct, choreograph, stage manage, set/ props/ sound/ light design, or design costume/ hair/ makeup? We need all your talents to continue making our productions grand.

PLEASE NOTE: For each show you are interested in you must fill out a separate form. You may apply for multiple positions on a show using one form.

Please send letter of interest and resume to the Theatre Manager, Theresa A. Carson, at [email protected].  DEADLINE: Friday, August 31, 2022
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Production Coordinator

Musical Theatre Southwest is looking for a part-time, independent contractor PRODUCTION COORDINATOR!

POSITION SUMMARY

We are looking to hire an Independent Contractor to serve as a Production Coordinator. The Production Coordinator (PC) provides assistance, coordination, and organization to ensure that our productions are mounted smoothly, efficiently, and professionally. The PC will provide this support from the start of each production to the end of the process with strike and post mortem.

GENERAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Overall, serve as liaison and coordinator to ensure that the production needs and deadlines are met by all production team members and cast members in a timely, respectful, and professional manner; troubleshoot any problems or challenges that occur, calling on the assistance of the Theatre Manager, Technical Director, and Board of Directors as needed
  • Serve as liaison within and between: the Board of Directors, the Production Teams, and the cast for any production needs, questions, concerns, deadlines, etc.
  • Assist the Theatre Manager in securing and confirming Production Team members
  • Communicate and coordinate show budgets between Production Team members and the Treasurer, ensuring that monies spent are appropriately, budgets are adhered to, and reimbursements are made in a timely manner
  • In coordination with the Facilities Manager, manage key distribution and retrieval and alarm code activation and training
  • Coordinate and attend audition workshops and auditions, ensuring that casting is done in a professional and timely manner
  • Coordinate and attend production meetings, coordinating with stage manager on scheduling and note-taking
  • Coordinate and attend the photo shoot, and other photography/marketing events
  • Work with the Marketing committee in collection of all material for the programs, as well as other marketing material as needed
  • In coordination with the Stage Manager and Technical Director, lead strike so that the theatre is left clean and ready for the next production
  • Attend the post mortem, often led by the Theatre Manager; type notes and distribute to all those involved
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
  • Basic knowledge in the skills, intricacies, and nuances of producing and mounting theatrical productions
  • A graduate, or one seeking, an Associate or Bachelor degree (or higher) in Theatre Arts or other relatable concentration; or an equivalent of experience in working in theatre (including higher education, community theatre, or arts-related business)
  • Ability to meet deadlines, as well as inspire and motivate others to adhere to deadlines
  • Professionalism
  • Skills with Google Suite
DESIRED QUALITIES
  • Passion for the arts
  • Project management and organizational skills
  • Ability to handle multiple deadlines and/or conflicts in potentially high pressure situations with a friendly and calm demeanor.
  • Creative problem-solving skills
  • Highly motivated, self starter
  • Flexibility and patience
SCHEDULE/HOURS
  • Hours vary depending on the Production Calendar throughout the year
  • Flexible schedule working mostly evenings and weekends with some daytime needs
  • Minimum of approximately 10 – 15 hours a week, dependent on production needs; some weeks can be significantly more, some weeks can be significantly less
  • Some work can be done virtually, at home; some will require attendance at the theatre
DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION

Who you are and where you are from matter. We care about what makes you different and embrace those differences as strengths. Musical Theatre Southwest is committed to welcoming all people to our theatre. Your race, ethnicity, gender, sexual identity and age are the very essence which make you who you are, and we want you working with our organization.

Please send letter of interest and resume to the Theatre Manager, Theresa A. Carson, at [email protected].  DEADLINE: Friday, August 10, 2022
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Est. 1959

A strong bond with the community is what has made Musical Theatre Southwest what it is today—a community theatre built on the strong traditions of presenting Broadway-style musicals to families from across New Mexico and the nation. From our humble beginnings as a small and fledgling community theatre, we have helped bring laughter, drama and the best voices from around the state to our stages.