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Virginia Repertory Theatre is a nonprofit, professional theatre company and the result of the 2012 merger of Barksdale Theatre and Theatre IV. With a budget of $5.5 million, four unique venues, and an educational touring arm, Virginia Rep reaches over 530,000 patrons, students and teachers annually. We are dedicated to the development and production of new plays, and we seek outside producing collaboration to insure the play has a life beyond its development and production at Virginia Rep.

Electrics Apprentice | Props Master | Audio Apprentice Sound


Electrics Apprentice

Posted 5/23/2019

Join a team of hardworking staff members who take pride in the artistic quality of the work. Create worlds yet unknown. Bring storybook characters to life.  Apply to be Virginia Repertory Theatre's Electrical Apprentice.     

The Electrics Apprentice is an entry level position that will assist the Master Electrician in the load in, hang, focus, strike, and maintenance of lighting and electrical equipment.

Duties may include:

  • Help facilitate lighting setup for VA Rep Productions, special events and projects
  • Clean, organize and maintain electric and lighting equipment
  • Help assist in providing guidance, support, and training to Electrical Interns
  • Additional projects as assigned

Qualities and Skills

  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills (both written and verbal)
  • Able to work in a group or individually
  • Basic computer proficiency (Microsoft Office, email)
  • Familiarity with light plots, and standard lighting paperwork
  • Basic knowledge of modern lighting equipment required; including conventional and moving head fixtures, LED Luminaires, scrollers, and accessories
  • Basic knowledge of lighting control devices, including ETC Express, Expression, and ION
  • Basic knowledge of standard lighting practices and theatrical production, with an emphasis on safety
  • Comfortable moving equipment that ranged from 80 to 150 lbs and working in a harness at heights up to approximately 60 ft.
  • Work comfortably and effectively in a diverse, collaborative environment
  • Strong interest in theatre and/or working for a nonprofit organization preferred

Please send a cover letter, resume, portfolio, salary history and 3 references to production@virginiarep.org with the subject line (your last name) – Electrics Apprentice.  No phone calls please.   

This position is eligible for annual and sick leave, participation in company health, life, disability, and dental insurance plans, as well as our 403(b) retirement plan. Starting pay commensurate with qualifications. Virginia Repertory Theatre is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Props Master

Posted 5/14/2019

Join a team of hardworking staff members who take pride in the artistic quality of the work. Create worlds yet unknown. Bring storybook characters to life.  Apply to be Virginia Repertory Theatre's Props Master. 

Virginia Repertory Theatre is seeking a new Properties Master to join our full-time staff. We are a regional theatre with high production values and strong links to local institutions. Our company operates three year-round seasons at three separate performance venues, as well as a touring arm that produces a series of traveling productions that hit the road around 4 times a year.  In addition, we collaborate to co-produce an adventurous season of contemporary plays with Cadence Theatre Company. If you want to know more, check out our website to find out how we have gone from six actors, two children, a dog, and two pigs to one of Virginia's foremost professional theatres. 

Our expectations of this position are:

  • Act as properties master for all productions in our seasons (12 – 15 productions annually, plus tours)
  • Work with designers (both internal and external) to pull, find, or make furniture.
  • Maintain and organize the properties inventory, including furniture & hand props.
  • Attend and Participate in Design and Production Meetings as well as first rehearsals.
  • Communicate with stage management throughout the rehearsal process to ensure that rehearsal and performance needs are clear and executed.
  • Perform necessary historical and visual research throughout the production process and present research at the first rehearsal presentations.
  • Compile and repair any props that are needed for our tour season.
  • Mentor and supervise the props Assistant and Intern throughout the season.
  • Creating and updating a properties list used through the production. 

Desired Qualifications

  • BA or BFA in technical theatre, properties design, or equivalent work experience
  • 3 to 5+ years of professional experience
  • Working knowledge of Google Drive, Microsoft suite, and photo editing software

Qualities and Skills

  • Organized
  • A strong artistic sense and skills
  • Strong research skills
  • Strong communications skills
  • Basic and Finish carpentry skills
  • Upholstery and soft goods skills
  • Faux finish painting
  • Image editing
  • Ability to read and build form designer drafting.
  • Fabrication skills
  • Metalworking skills a plus.

Do you have the attention to detail and ability to fabricate new worlds? Do you have the creative mind to work out the details on all things, large and small? If this sounds like the job for you...

Please send a cover letter, resume, portfolio, salary history and 3 references to production@virginiarep.org with the subject line (your last name) – Props Master.  No phone calls please.   

This position is eligible for annual and sick leave, participation in company health, life, disability, and dental insurance plans, as well as our 403(b) retirement plan. Starting pay commensurate with qualifications. Virginia Repertory Theatre is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Resume on File

If you'd like to be considered for future employment opportunities, we keep resumes on file. Resumes should be submitted to employment@virginiarep.org.