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Theater Production Manager

The John & Nancy Hughes Theater at the Gorton Community Center in Lake Forest, IL is a newly renovated 300-seat theater with professional sound, lighting, and digital cinema technology. The multi-purpose theater produces film, theater, symphonic and chamber music, dance, touring events, and lectures.

Category:          Technical Theater

Job Type:         Full Time – Event Driven Schedule (Evening / Weekend Availability)

Company:         Gorton Community Center

Location:          400 East Illinois Road, Lake Forest, Illinois

Principle Duties

  • Manage all theater productions
  • Operate lighting, sound, film, and video equipment
  • Analyze and evaluate the need for technical support
  • Plan, develop, and schedule technical support
  • Hire and train paid technical staff when necessary
  • Maintain inventory and order specialized supplies
  • Troubleshoot complex technical problems
  • Create annual and project budgets
  • Invoice and archive production equipment and labor costs
  • Advise external production managers, lighting, and sound designers on the technical specifications and usage of stage and technical equipment. Supervise the implementation of approved technical designs.
  • Supervise and assist when necessary with set and stage construction and management

Qualifications

  • Time management skills with the ability to work under pressure while managing multiple projects simultaneously
  • Advanced knowledge of sound and lighting equipment and software
  • Basic knowledge of stage construction
  • Excellent troubleshooting skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Quick learner
  • Detail-oriented and organized
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to lift 50lbs alone or with assistance
  • Demonstrable experience managing operations in multi-purpose theater
  • Knowledge and experience with digital cinema
  • Excellent collaborative skills with strong sense of personal responsibility and ability to build positive relationships

Educational Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in theater production, recording technology, lighting, or equivalent degree or experience
  • Minimum of two (2) years’ experience in production

How To Apply Please email your contact information, resume, and cover letter to jobs@gortoncenter.org

http://www.gortoncenter.org/about/employment-opportunities

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Theater Technical Assistant

The John & Nancy Hughes Theater at the Gorton Community Center in Lake Forest, IL is a newly renovated 300-seat theater, boasting state-of-the-art lights, sound, and digital cinema. The multi-purpose theater produces film, theater, symphonic and opera music, dance, touring events, and lectures. The Gorton Community Center is a five (5) minute walk from the Metra Union-North train line.

Working under the Technical Production Manager, the technical assistant will be scheduled to operate lighting, sound, or projection equipment for productions and performances. They will also work with the Technical Production Manager to complete theater projects- including inventory, documentation, and facility improvement. This position is part-time and gig based.

Category:          Technical Theater

Job Type:         Part-Time

Compensation:  $15.00/hour

Company:         Gorton Community Center

Location:           400 East Illinois Road, Lake Forest, Illinois

Skills and Experience:

  • Advanced knowledge of live sound engineering and/or lighting
  • Basic knowledge of architectural lighting or sound, digital cinema projection, and stage construction
    • Aptitude towards hardware and software technology
    • Excellent troubleshooting skills
    • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel
    • Basic knowledge of hand and power tools
    • Ability to independently work on projects; self-starter
    • Experience in theater production
    • Willingness to learn
    • Detail-oriented and organized
    • Effective written and verbal communication skills
    • Ability to lift 50lbs alone or with assistance

Responsibilities May Include:

  • Operating lighting, sound, and projection equipment for productions and performances
  • Working directly with the Technical Production Manager on projects and productions
  • Assisting with equipment inventory, repair, and maintenance
  • Assist on special projects
  • Assist with production set-up, load-ins, and design
  • Assist with daily maintenance tasks
  • Assist with research, archival, and documentation

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of associate degree in theater production, recording technology, lighting, or equivalent degree or experience
  • Minimum of two (2) years’ experience in live production

How to apply:  Please email your contact information and resume to grace@gortoncenter.org. No phone calls, please.

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Marketing and Special Project Intern

Gorton Community Center is seeking a Marketing and Special Project Intern. The position is unpaid and available for 2016. Credit opportunites are available. The intern will work closely with Amy Wagliardo, Executive Director; Catherine Yehle, Program Director; Melinda Lister, Marketing Director, Ann Wildman, Special Events Manager, and Jamie Hall, Special Events & Film Manager.

Responsibilities include:

  • Write and design newsletters, press releases, and fact sheets.
  • Write copy for print and online communications.
  • Monitor social forums including Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Instagram and develop and implement new strategies for effectively engaging interested parties via electronic communications and social networks.
  • Manage website content changes and maximize its connections.
  • Manage Salsa, Gorton’s donor database
  • Develop new strategies for direct mail communications.
  • Keep electronic media content current and timely. 
  • Ensure all links to outside sources are active.
  • Seek new opportunities to list information and increase Gorton’s web presence.
  • Build Gorton’s presence on Facebook and LinkedIn through regular postings and interactions with users.

Please submit your letter and resume to Catherine Yehle, Program Director, catherine@gortoncenter.org

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Substitute teachers are needed in The Gorton Children's Drop-In Learning Center

Teacher minimum requirements:

  • Early childhood substitute teachers shall be at least 21 years of age.
  • Teachers should have completed a Child Development Associate certification that is current or 60 college credit hours with 6 hours in Early Childhood Education.
  • Applicants with 30 college credit hours and 6 hours in early Childhood Education plus 1 year full time experience working in a childcare facility are also accepted.
  • Salary range: competitive and based upon education and experience

Please submit your letter and resume to Kristy Richardson, Gorton Drop-In Learning Center Director: dicdirector@gortoncenter.org

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Gorton Community Center is an equal opportunity employer located in Lake Forest, IL. All personnel decisions (including hiring practices, evaluation and working conditions, promotion and termination) are made without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, or physical or mental disability (except where related to ability to perform the essential functions of the job, in accordance with applicable laws) or other status protected by law.

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