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Job Opportunities

Interested in working at The Strand? Job opportunities for administrative staff will be listed below as they are available. For information and availability of event staff positions, please email [email protected].

 

Now Hiring: Part-time Event Coordinator

RESPONSIBILITIES

Serve as coordinator of special events and projects for the Earl Smith Strand Theatre located on the historic Marietta Square. Responsible for coordination between event planners and renters for events ranging from corporate, wedding, anniversaries and more. Schedule meetings, give tours and encourage increased community awareness and support. Exercise professional judgment when planning events and services within the relevant scope of responsibility. Reports directly to the Facilitates and Events Director.

This position is based primarily in morning/afternoon and one Sunday morning shift each week; it also requires the ability to work flex event hours.

 

JOB SKILLS

Communication: Event coordinators email and talk to clients, listening to their needs and presenting ideas and solutions to their requirements. They also work with suppliers, contractors, employees, bartenders and many other parties at the same time. Customer service and interpersonal skills are required. Written communication skills are also a must-have.

Problem Solving and Calm Under Pressure: Many things can change last-minute during an event, and something eventually will. Event coordinators need to remain calm during the high pressure of an event in progress and be able to quickly solve any issues that might arise.

Computer Skills: Modern event planners rely on email to communicate, plan, budget and organize their events.

Negotiation Skills: Event coordinator will need negotiation skills to work out prices with clients and contractors.

Organization: There are many moving parts involved with an event venue. Event coordinators need to stay focused and organized so that the event stays on track. Weekly inventory and stock management is also required with this position.

Exhibit passion for the mission of the Earl Smith Strand Theatre.

Must be flexible and willing to work nights/weekends as needed.

 

REQUIREMENTS

LICENSE/CERTIFICATE REQUIREMENTS:
Current Georgia Driver’s License

HOURS

20-30 hours/week. Morning and afternoon shifts, some evenings may be required depending on events scheduled each week.

LOCATION:

Historic Marietta Square

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

Please e-mail resume, cover letter, and three references to with subject line “Event Coordinator Application” to [email protected]

 


Auditions

 

Announcing Auditions for

A Christmas Tradition, 2017

at the Earl Smith Strand Theatre

Auditions: September 24th at 3pm and 27th at 6pm

Only ONE audition date required. More details below.

Rehearsals: November 25th – December 14th

Shows: December 15th – 23rd

Cast:
2 Female soloists who can dance, 3 Female dancers who can sing
5 Male soloists who can dance, 2 Male dancers who can sing
Performers must be at the fitness level to be able to dance and sing concurrently.
Ages 16+ invited to audition; Children’s cast auditions will be at a later date.

Rehearsals/Run/Compensation:
Two weeks of rehearsals + two weeks of shows, details below. Pay is $1,000.

Description:
This is a high energy song and dance show featuring all your Christmas favorites. Show is 1.5 hours with an intermission. Performers must be at the fitness level to be able to dance and sing concurrently. Soloists will be assigned featured songs in October and will be expected to start rehearsals with all parts memorized. Production will include live band.

Audition:
Auditions are September 24th at 3pm and 27th at 6pm. Only one audition day is required. To be considered for casting, you are required to complete BOTH the group dance and individual vocal audition. The group dance audition begins promptly at the audition start-time listed. Auditionees should come prepared with headshot and resume.

For vocal audition, please come prepared with two Christmas/Holiday songs that best show off your voice – with an accompaniment track. (Tracks are available on YouTube and/or iTunes that you can use during your audition via CD, phone, iPod, or mp3.) Accompaniment track is required.

For group dance audition, auditionees should wear clothing that is easy to move in, character/dance shoes recommended. A combination will be taught for all auditionees and those that wish to show tricks/jumps/turns will be given a chance to do so. This production will be choreographed by more than one choreographer, so ability to learn different styles quickly is as important as technical ability is.

Taped auditions will be considered for those who wish to audition, but will not be in town during these dates. Please contact Catherine Moulton for details. This being said, live auditions give the directors the best idea of your talents so please only use taped auditions as a last resort.

Call backs will be scheduled as needed.

If you are interested in auditioning, please email Catherine Moulton at [email protected] with the date you wish to attend. She will respond with a confirmation of your audition date and a copy of the audition information.  

Dates:

Detailed rehearsal schedule and calls to be provided at a later date. Please prepare to be at all rehearsals, all performers not scheduled to rehearse on a certain date will still be considered “on call.”

Rehearsals
Saturday November 25th, 10am to 5pm
Monday Nov. 27th – Thursday Nov, 30th, 6pm-10pm
Saturday December 2nd, 10am-5pm
Monday Dec. 4th – Thursday Dec. 7th, 6pm-10pm
Saturday Dec. 9th, 10am-6pm [Rehearsal plus Sitzprobe]
Monday Dec. 11th – Thursday Dec. 14th, 6pm- ? [Tech]

Shows (call is 2 hours before curtain)
Thursday December 14th, 8pm [Open Dress]
Friday December 15th, 8pm [Opening Night]
Saturday December 16th, 8pm
Sunday December 17th, 3pm and 8pm
Friday December 22nd, 3pm and 8pm
Saturday December 23rd, 3pm and 8pm

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