Technical Theatre Fellows have multiple technical opportunities throughout the season, picked to fit their strengths and to challenge them. Intended to help students find their theatrical niches, hone their craft, discover new interests, and step out of their comfort zones. Offering a variety of experiences will give students a toolbox of skills that will not only apply well to their theatrical careers, but to their everyday lives. Paid positions are available in Lighting Design, Sound Design, Costume Design, Scenic Design, Props Design, Scenic Charge Artist, and Stage Management. Fellows will also have the opportunity to engage in volunteer positions as dramaturges or assistant directors if they so choose. Each Fellow will be assigned 2-3 productions, throughout the season.

Job Responsibilities

  • Report to Managing Director, Production Manager
  • Prepare complete design and/or materials appropriate for each production role
  • Work closely with Guest Directors and Production Teams as assigned
  • Attend production meetings
  • Attend rehearsals as necessary
  • Complete self-directed work outside of rehearsal times
  • Complete self-reflection report after completion of each production process
  • Attend board meetings as necessary
  • Meet & communicate regularly with Managing Director, Production Manager, and/or Fellowship Support Assistant
  • Be a good representative of and advocate for Pit & Balcony at all times
  • Adhere to all policies and standard operating procedures of the theatre
  • Other duties relevant to production and assigned role as necessary

Job Qualifications & Skills

The ideal candidate:

  • Is a high school graduate
  • Has at least two years technical theatre experience
  • Is self-motived and directed
  • Works well individually and as part of a team
  • Has a strong desire to learn and develop new skills
  • Accepts constructive feedback and can incorporate it into their work
  • Enjoys being challenged
  • Can lift up to 15 lbs
  • Is comfortable working at heights
  • Has knowledge of basic tools (wrench, hammer, cordless drill, screwdrivers, etc)
  • Is comfortable learning new technology

Compensation & Benefits

  • Stipend: $300/show
  • Benefits: Some meals, professional development, Orville the Theatre Pug

Pit & Balcony is an equal-opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, or military status. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our community.


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