Hiring Information

 

The Nebraska Theatre Caravan is now hiring acting staff for its 39th season of A Christmas Carol. During the months of October through December, we mount one-two national touring productions of A Christmas Carol.  Each company consists of 23 performers, 4 musicians, 6-7 technicians, a stage manager and a production road manager. While on tour, per diem and all transportation and accommodations are provided.  . All tours travel throughout the country.

 

While under contract in Omaha, the Caravan will help locate housing.  We draw from a pool of host families or dormitories located all over the metro area. Transportation to and from rehearsals takes place via shared carpools. Transportation to and from at the beginning of the contracts and the end of the contracts are not provided.

 

Musician Job Descriptions

 

Music Director/Pianist

  • Teach vocals to the cast.
  • Accompany rehearsals while in Omaha.
  • Maintain musical aspects of production.
  • Oversee musicians.
  • Daily vocal warm ups.
  • Music notes to company as needed.
  • Other related duties as assigned.

Salary Range: $450-500/wk. Per Diem: $210/wk.

 

Other Musicians

  • Maintain integrity of performance.
  • Adjust performance as instructed by the Music Director.
  • Other related duties as assigned.

Salary Range: $350-400/wk. Per Diem: $210/wk.


Approximate Start Dates

  • Music Director – early November.
  • Other musicians – early/Mid November.
  • One and a half weeks of rehearsals.
  • One and a half weeks of tech rehearsals and previews.
  • Four-five weeks of tour on average

 

On the Road
  • Tour length approximately 4-6 weeks.
  • Moderate size bus and truck tour.
  • We play 90% professional roadhouses, 10% universities and others.
  • All company members covered by workman’s compensation during time of employment.

 

Questions

 

Audition requirements:

If requested for audition materials, send a YouTube or audio file to: lmarsh@omahaplayhouse.com

Send the following:

- Two songs; one upbeat, one more solace.

- Send something that plays to your skills (not too easy, not to difficult)

- Do NOT send pre-corded performances or recitals.

 

 

Technical Job Descriptions

 

 

Touring Road Manager

  • Manage company and production while on tour.
  • Assist with hotel reservations prior to tour.
  • Plan trip routing with bus, truck drivers.
  • Manage company funds.
  • Serve as a liaison to theatre sponsors and hotels.
  • Prepare information for company members including a detailed road schedule.
  • Assist Stage Manager and Technical Director in maintaining quality of performances.

Salary Range: $600/wk. Per Diem: $210/wk.

 

Touring Technical Director

  • Manage technical staff and production while on tour.
  • Oversee refurbishing of scenery as needed in Omaha, and upkeep of set while on the road.
  • Call ahead for technical information from venues.
  • Work with Road Manager to set a load in schedule for road schedule, routing and hotel purposes.
  • Adapt technical elements to each venue.
  • Oversee load ins and load outs.
  • Manage company funds for technical supplies and travel expenses, etc.

Salary Range: $700/wk. Per Diem: $210/wk.

 

Touring Assistant Technical Director

  • Assist loading/unloading of truck.
  • Assist backstage during the run of the show.
  • Provide general assistance in all technical areas.

Salary Range: $425/wk. Per Diem: $210/wk

 

Touring Stage Manager

  • Run all rehearsals in Omaha.
  • Run/Call the show on the road.
  • Run cues as needed, pending on crew and houses.
  • Assist in loading/unloading truck and set up/strike.
  • Assist TD in assessing space requirements at each venue and adapt staging and spiking.
  • Load ins and outs and maintenance of props.
  • Instruct house on sound and pit set up.
  • Touring experience preferred.

Salary Range: $575/wk. Per Diem: $210/wk.

 

Touring Lighting Director

  • Call ahead to venues for lighting specifications.
  • Interpret original lighting design and adapt to each performance space.
  • Oversee local crew for focus/color of pre-hung lights at each venue.
  • Program and operate light board for show.
  • Assist TD with other duties as directed.

Salary Range: $575/wk. Per Diem: $210/wk.

 

Touring Lead Costumer

  • Responsible for pulling costumes from existing wardrobe to remount show for tour.
  • Responsible for assisting design staff with fittings and doing alterations.
  • Responsible for loading/unloading of costumes.
  • Maintenance, repair and laundry of all costumes & wigs. (Wig experience helpful.)
  • Set up dressing areas, dress show.

Salary Range: $450/wk. Per Diem: $210/wk.

                            

Touring Sound Technician

  • Assist loading/unloading of truck and set up/strike.
  • Provide general assistance in all technical areas.
  • Work with venue audio equipment and techs.
  • Audio playback and wireless microphone reinforcement during performance.

Salary Range: $500/wk. Per Diem: $210/wk.

 

Touring General Technician

  • Assist loading/unloading of truck.
  • Act as one of two ‘special effects’ operators moving Scrooge’s bed. Due to bed dimensions, height/weight restrictions may apply. (Applies to A Christmas Carol.)
  • Assist in maintaining set.
  • Assist crew as needed with setting of stage.
  • Assist in running crew as needed, pending the production

Salary Range: $400/wk. Per Diem: $210/wk.

 

Touring Chaperone/Child Wrangler

  • Oversee the children (three) during rehearsals and tech (parents/guardians responsible for them in off hours.)
  • Oversee the children 24/7 while on the road.
  • Enforce rules set by the company.
  • Enforce rules set by each child’s parents/guardians.
  • Work with the children in ensuring they complete homework, and other duties in conducting life on the road
  • Make sure the children adhere to the road schedule.
  • Duties as assigned backstage.

Salary Range: $325/wk. Per Diem: $210/wk.

 

 

Pay structure

Salaries are paid for the duration of the contract, bi-weekly, direct deposit.

Per diems are paid while on the road, direct deposit.

 

Approximate Start Dates
  • Lead Costumer- mid October
  • All other Technicians – late Oct/Early Nov

 

Omaha Production Schedule
  • All sets already built
  • Two weeks to refurbish
  • One week of tech

 

On the Road
  • Moderate size bus and truck tour.
  • We play 90% professional roadhouses, 10% universities and others.
  • Average number of shows per week; does not exceed Broadway standards.
  • All company members covered by workman’s compensation during time of employment.

Questions

Road and Stage Managers, Child Wranglers, and Costumers:

E-mail—

            Lara Marsh, General Manager

            lmarsh@omahaplayhouse.com

            402-553-4890 ext. 135

 

All other tech positions:

E-mail –

            Greg Scheer, Managing Director

            gscheer@omahaplayhouse.com

            402-553-4890 ext. 114

 

 

Acting Staff Job Descriptions

 

 

Actor or Actress

  • All performing company members will be required to sing, and dance.
  • All performers will be in specific roles; ensemble roles as appropriate to the script cast with.
  • The ensemble is involved with several group dance numbers and various sized vocal numbers.

Salaries:

$360-400/wk.

Per Diem: $210/wk. (during tour only)

Approximate Dates
  • November/December
On the Road
  • Moderate size bus and truck tours.
  • We play 90% professional roadhouses, 10% universities and others.
  • Average number of shows per week; does not exceed Broadway standards.
  • All company members covered by workman’s compensation during time of employment.

Questions:

Kimberly Faith Hickman, Artistic Director

E-mail — khickman@omahaplayhouse.com

Call – 402-553-4890 ext. 160

Fax – 402-553-6288

 

Audition requirements:

If requested for audition materials, send a YouTube file to: khickman@omahaplayhouse.com

Send the following:

- one song (legit musical theatre, not a capella)

- one contemporary monologue

- one classical monologue

 

If you consider yourself a dancer:

- one ballet routine for males