Orlando Family Stage, formerly Orlando Repertory Theatre (or Orlando REP), one of Central Florida’s oldest arts groups, is the State of Florida’s only professional Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA), and the eighth iteration of a company founded in 1926. Each year, we reach over 100,000 individuals in our three-theatre facility and in the community through our season of professional productions, a Youth Academy of camps and classes, and innovative educational and community engagement programming. We work closely with the University of Central Florida in many different capacities – most notably, hosting the Master of Fine Arts program in Theatre for Young Audiences.

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We believe the work of theatre is fostering empathy and sharing stories representing many voices, including those voices that have been marginalized in contemporary America. To that end, we embrace the power of cultural diversity and inclusion on our staff (full time, part time, and seasonal) and our Board of Directors. We continuously strive to build and maintain a team that reflects and represents the diverse community we serve.

Orlando Family Stage is an equal opportunity employer and as such, we consider individuals for employment according to their abilities and performance. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, age, religion, color, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, physical or mental disability, marital or veteran status, or any other classification protected by law.

Staff Positions

Currently we do not have any full-time staff positions available.

Production Positions

Currently seeking:

Job Summary:

Sound Board Operators support the Orlando Family Stage production department by maintaining the high quality of audio for Orlando Family Stage’s productions.  Sound Board Operators are classified as Seasonal Employees and work closely with and report to Production Stage Managers.

Individual Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Install and patch microphone receivers
  • Program and operate a Yamaha QL5 digital mixing console
  • Complete pre-show checks and maintain/troubleshoot all audio equipment before each performance, including audience assisted listening devices, audio and video monitors, cue lights, headsets and communication systems, and production microphones
  • Prep production microphones and assist performers in putting on and taking off microphones
  • Complete shutdown procedures for all audio equipment after each performance
  • Additional duties as assigned

Team Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Retain confidentiality on all aspects related to the organization, performers, and staff
  • Maintain a safe, efficient, organized, and clean working environment

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience mixing up to 24 wireless microphones
  • Comfortable mixing live bands and pre-recorded tracked music
  • Knowledgeable in the setup and troubleshooting of wireless microphones and RF frequencies
  • Knowledgeable of theatrical sound systems and equipment, including speakers, microphones, amplifiers, EQ and processing gear, QLab, Dante, and the Yamaha QL5 audio console
  • Ability to up to lift 50lbs, comfortable working at heights of 20ft+, comfortable with ladders, stairs and personal lifts

Schedule:

Sound Board Operators are required to attend all technical rehearsals and performances.  The typical performance schedule is Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 10:30am and Saturdays and Sundays at 2pm and 5:30pm or 1:30pm and 6pm.  Wednesdays are dark.

Compensation:

Sound Board Operators are Seasonal Employees hired on a per contract basis and paid weekly.  The weekly rate for this position is $450.

Orlando Family Stage will deduct the appropriate taxes from weekly payments and Seasonal Employees may opt for Direct Deposit payments.

To apply, please send your cover letter and resume by email to [email protected] with the subject line: Sound Board Operator.

Job Summary:

Costume Technicians will support Orlando Family Stage’s production department with the execution of costume designs, including alterations and the construction of garments.  Costume Technicians are classified as Seasonal Employees and work closely with and report to the Costume Shop Coordinator and Costume Shop Manager.

Individual Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Alteration of commercial and original patterns
  • Cutting fabric based on patterns and prepare pieces for construction
  • Costume construction, alteration, and finishing work using both hand and machine stitching
  • Assistant with fittings as needed
  • Assisting with millinery, dye projects, and craft projects as needed
  • Additional duties and special projects as assigned

Production Team Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Retain confidentiality on all aspects related to the organization, performers, and staff
  • Maintain a safe, efficient, organized, and clean working environment

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience in a variety of machine sewing techniques (domestic & industrial)
  • Experience in a variety of hand sewing techniques
  • Ability to manage time effectively
  • Ability to perform maintenance of personal work area, including sewing machinery as necessary to keep work moving effectively
  • Ability to communicate with other team members concerning problems and possible solutions
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Patterning, draping, and/or millinery skills are a plus

Compensation:

Costume Technicians are Seasonal Employees hired on a per contract basis and paid hourly.  The hourly rate for this position is $15 per hour.

Orlando Family Stage will deduct the appropriate taxes from weekly payments and Seasonal Employees may opt for Direct Deposit payments.

To apply, please send your cover letter and resume by email to [email protected] with the subject line: Costume Technician.

Job Summary:

Props Technicians will support Orlando Family Stage’s production department with the procurement and creation of show props while maintaining Orlando Family Stage’s high standard for safety and craftmanship.  Props Technicians are classified as Seasonal Employees and work closely with and report to the Props Manager.

Individual Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Use a variety of tools, processes, and materials to build, craft, and alter show props
  • Pull and restock props from Orlando Family Stage stock
  • Assist with the organization and maintenance of prop stock and shop inventory
  • Additional duties and special projects as assigned

Production Team Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Retain confidentiality on all aspects related to the organization, performers, and staff
  • Maintain a safe, efficient, organized, and clean working environment

Desired Qualifications:

  • Carpentry experience using a variety of hand and power tools (e.g. drills/screw guns, Dremel, drill press, sanders, saws, hot glue guns, pneumatic staplers, etc.)
  • Experience in scenic art and various painting techniques
  • Knowledgeable in crafting techniques, sculpting, molding, casting, upholstery, and foam work (Bead-foam, Pink Foam, EVA and other closed-cell foam)
  • Ability to sew using hand stitching techniques and on sewing machines
  • Ability to lift 30-50lbs and to stand for long periods of time
  • Ability to manage time effectively
  • Ability to communicate with other team members concerning problems and possible solutions

Compensation:

Props Technicians are Seasonal Employees hired on a per contract basis and paid hourly.  The hourly rate for this position is $15 per hour.

Orlando Family Stage will deduct the appropriate taxes from weekly payments and Seasonal Employees may opt for Direct Deposit payments.

To apply, please send your cover letter and resume by email to [email protected] with the subject line: Props Technician.

Job Summary:

Lighting Technicians will support Orlando Family Stage’s production department with the execution of theatrical lighting installation, hangs, and focuses.  Lighting Technicians are classified as Seasonal Employees and work closely with and report to the Production Technology Manager and Director of Production Technology.

Individual Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist with the preparation, installation, and focus of theatrical lighting instruments
  • Assist with the installation and troubleshooting of atmospheric and special effects equipment, such as practicals, foggers, hazers, strobes, LED Tape, pixel-mappable products, etc.
  • Additional duties and special projects as assigned

Production Team Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Retain confidentiality on all aspects related to the organization, performers, and staff
  • Maintain a safe, efficient, organized, and clean working environment

Desired Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated proficiency with conventional lighting fixtures
  • Knowledgeable of automated/intelligent lighting fixtures
  • Knowledgeable of DMX and wireless DMX standards
  • Knowledgeable of special effects equipment
  • Ability to read and interpret theatrical lighting plots
  • Ability to lift 50lbs, comfortable working at heights of 20ft+, comfortable with ladders, stairs and personal lifts
  • Ability to manage time effectively
  • Ability to communicate with other team members concerning problems and possible solutions

Compensation:

Lighting Technicians are Seasonal Employees hired on a per contract basis and paid hourly. The hourly rate for this position is $15 per hour.

Orlando Family Stage will deduct the appropriate taxes from weekly payments and Seasonal Employees may opt for Direct Deposit payments.

To apply, please send your cover letter and resume by email to [email protected] with the subject line: Lighting Technician.

Job Summary:

Carpenters will support Orlando Family Stage’s production department with the build, installation, and strike of theatrical scenery while maintaining Orlando REP’s high standard for safety and craftsmanship.  Carpenters are classified as Seasonal Employees and work closely with and report to the Scene Shop Coordinator and the Scenic Manager.

Individual Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Read and interpret shop drawings and renderings
  • Use a variety of tools, processes, and materials to construct theatrical scenery
  • Assist with the installation and strike of scenic elements
  • Additional duties and special projects as assigned

Production Team Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Retain confidentiality on all aspects related to the organization, performers, and staff
  • Maintain a safe, efficient, organized, and clean working environment

Desired Qualifications:

  • Ability to read and interpret shop drawings
  • Proficient in stage carpentry using various sheet materials (e.g. plywood, MDF, masonite, plexiglass) and stick lumber
  • Knowledge of theatrical rigging hardware and procedures
  • Experience with theatrical counterweighted fly systems, including operating, loading, and adjustments of scenery, softgoods, and lighting equipment
  • Ability to lift 50lbs, comfortable working at heights of 20ft+, comfortable with ladders, stairs and personal lifts
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time
  • Experience in metalworking, MIG welding, rigging, and foam carving preferred
  • Ability to manage time effectively
  • Ability to communicate with other team members concerning problems and possible solutions

Compensation:

Carpenters are Seasonal Employees hired on a per contract basis and paid hourly.  The hourly rate for this position starts at $15 per hour.

Orlando Family Stage will deduct the appropriate taxes from weekly payments and Seasonal Employees may opt for Direct Deposit payments.

To apply, please send your cover letter and resume by email to [email protected] with the subject line: Carpenter.

 

Orlando Family Stage is always accepting resumes for part-time, over hire, and contract work in production and design.

  • Design: Please email a resume and design samples to [email protected] for future consideration.
  • Stage Management and Run Crew: Please email a resume to [email protected] for future consideration.
  • Lighting and Sound: Please email a resume to [email protected]  for future consideration.
  • Props: Please email a resume and portfolio samples to [email protected] for future consideration.
  • Carpentry and Scenic Art: Please email a resume and portfolio samples to [email protected] for future consideration.
  • Costume Construction and Wigs: Please email a resume and portfolio samples to [email protected] for future consideration.

Education Positions

Currently seeking:

Find Summer 2024 Teaching Artist Application HERE!

Job Summary:

The Teaching Artist is responsible for inspiring and educating the young people in their assigned classes. Teaching Artists serve as a positive representative for Orlando Family Stage with a commitment to our mission of building bravery and empathy in young people.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop, write, and submit age & contextually appropriate lesson plans based on Curriculum Guides and Florida State standards (in collaboration with co-teachers where required)
  • Maintain a safe learning environment by supporting student well-being, confidence, and personal growth
  • Manage classroom behavior, procedures, and assessments
  • Manage student arrival and departure
  • Maintain administrative documents 
  • Support program evaluation
  • Attend all required meetings and training sessions
  • Collaborate with Co-Teaching Artists and Student Apprentices (when applicable)
  • Facilitate final class presentations
  • Follow and enforce all health and safety policies outlined by Orlando Family Stage and any participating partners (where applicable) 

Desired Qualifications:

  • Prior work leading youth required
  • Demonstrated experience in theater or other performing arts preferred 
  • Ability to pass a background check required
  • Commitment to Orlando Family Stage’s mission of empowering young people to be brave and empathetic by creating a collaborative safe space that encourages growth, passion, courage, and perseverance through the theatre arts. We invest in imagination and creativity through programming that allows students to be seen, heard, and understood as they are and who they want to be.

Compensation:

  • This position is contracted per class. Rates starting at $540 per week based on details of the camp.

 

Orlando Family Stage is always accepting resumes for Seasonal Teaching Artists for a variety of roles.

  • Teaching Artists for Camps, Classes, and Community Residencies (Creative Drama, Musical Theatre, Design and Tech areas, Acting, Auditioning, Playwriting, etc.): Please email [email protected] for future consideration.
  • Teaching Artists for Early Childhood classes (ages 0-4 and parents): Please email [email protected] for future consideration.
  • Teaching Artists for Arts Integration In-School Residencies: Please email [email protected] for future consideration.
  • Teaching Artists for Classroom Teacher Professional Development (arts and standard curriculum): Please email [email protected] for future consideration.
  • Directors, Choreographers, and Music Directors for Youth Academy Productions: Please email [email protected] for future consideration.