Opportunities at Barter Theatre
Barter Theatre (founded 1933) is a full-time, year-round AEA resident repertory company of theatre artists, a founding member of LORT and located in historic Abingdon, Virginia. Bartertheatre.com.
Barter Theatre (founded 1933) – a full-time, year-round LORT D – AEA resident repertory company located in the mountains of Southwestern Virginia, is accepting resumes for a Production Assistant for our 2015 season. Barter is the State Theatre of Virginia and is committed to excellence and growth.
Production Assistants serve as an assistant to AEA Stage Managers and Deck Manager for productions. Ideal candidate will have strong leadership and stage management skills. Candidates must be energetic, possess a willingness to learn and work well within a team. Relevant experience and/or degree is desired for all positions.
Historic Barter Theatre offers a wide variety of productions including world premieres, developing new works, musicals, and classics in two theatre spaces. We value a collaborative work environment. The company performs 20+ shows in two spaces from February to December, and we are experimenting with limited programming in a third performance space in 2015.
Contract term starts early April 2015 and goes until early/mid August 2015, and there is a possibility for a contract extension. Please send resume and references to Stage Management, PO Box 867, Abingdon, VA 24212; Fax: 276-619-3335; E-mail (preferred): firstname.lastname@example.org. Please visit our web site at www.bartertheatre.com for further information. Barter Theatre is an equal opportunity employer.
Full-time Properties Journeyman
Ideal applicant would be a motivated and creative self-starter eager to gain props skills in a professional setting. The Props Journeyman will assist the Properties Master and Assistant Properties Master with various duties including, but not limited to, props for all Barter Theatre productions and maintaining the Properties for show and inventory. Position requires heavy lifting, bending, climbing and prolonged standing. Strong carpentry skills are a must as well as a valid drivers license. Welding skills and Photoshop skills are a plus.
Start date is late April/early May. Contract is a full-time/48 week contract.
Benefits include; health insurance after 90-day waiting period, housing and vacation. Please submit cover letter, resume, and references to Helen Stratakes, Properties Master. E-mail: email@example.com or c/o Barter Theatre, PO Box 867, Abingdon, VA 24212. Email is preferred. Please visit our web site at www.bartertheatre.com for further information.
Historic Barter Theatre offers a wide variety of productions including world premieres, developing new works, musicals, and classics in two theatre spaces. We value a collaborative work environment.
Barter Theatre is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Barter Theatre in Abingdon, Virginia, is seeking a full-time Production Intern. Duties may include (but not limited to) running a spotlight, working as part of the backstage deck crew, show changeover and filling in other areas as needed. These positions will work in various departments, including Props, Electrics, Scene Shop, Sound and Stage Management. Candidates must be energetic, possess willingness to learn and work well within a team. Responsibilities will include working during changeovers and running shows. This is a full time position involving six days of work per week and includes work at night, on weekends, and occasionally on holidays. Relevant experience and/or degree is desired for all positions. Contract dates are the end of March through August 2015, with the potential for extension. Please send resume and references to stage management: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Barter Youth Academy Instructors
Barter's Youth Academy in Abingdon, Virginia, is seeking energetic, passionate, and skilled instructors for our growing programs in Abingdon, Bristol, Kingsport, and Mountain City! Successful candidates will have at least 2 years of teaching experience with one or more of the following age groups: Kindergarten, Elementary, Middle School, or High School. Must also have a fluent working knowledge of theater (with stage-direction experience as a plus.)
The position will involve teaching students in Kindergarten, Elementary, Middle or High School fundamental and intermediate acting/stage skills. The position will involve 1 to 3 hours of class-time per week (during an 8 week workshop period), and also putting together a final “demonstration” performance at the end of the course which will include light, sound, costume, props, and set design.
Professional development and training is available and an initial 6 hour initial training/orientation session is required (December 6th).
Successful candidates must be self-reliant, motivated, adaptable, and willing to receive input from the Artistic Director and Associate Director of BYA. Strong class-management skills are imperative as well. Reliable transportation with proof of auto-insurance a must.
Apprenticeships and Internships
Acting apprenticeships and The Barter Players
Katy Brown email@example.com
Technical Internships: Camille Davis firstname.lastname@example.org
Marketing Internships: Kalonn Gentry Roberts email@example.com
Advancement Internships: Katherine Foreman firstname.lastname@example.org
Barter depends on its amazing group of volunteers! There are many ways to help support Barter with your time.
Volunteer ushers assist patrons, take tickets, answer questions, sell concessions and ensure the safety and comfort of all of our guests. For more information about ushering, contact: Kenny Davis, House Manager email@example.com.
The Advancement Office counts on dedicated volunteers to help with mailings, events and special projects. It’s a great way to make new friends and make a difference at Barter. To sign up, contact: Allison Woods, Advancement Associate, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Guidelines for the Appalachian Festival of Plays and Playwrights (AFPP)
The usually takes place in July and August, and play submissions are accepted through March. The next AFPP deadline will be in March 2015. Click here for more information on the AFPP.
Plays may be emailed to email@example.com
Or mailed to
Appalachian Festival of Plays and Playwrights
P.O. Box 867
Abingdon, VA, 24212-0867
Guidelines for Barter’s Shaping of America Initiative
America began as an idea. Who are we? Where did we come from? How did we get there? “The Shaping of America”: The stories you won’t find in history books. What’s your idea? Submit a proposal for Barter Theatre’s “Shaping of America” Series. Existing full-length scripts are not accepted.
Submissions may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Or mailed to
Shaping of America
P.O. Box 867
Abingdon, VA 24212-0867
Guidelines for other play submissions
Barter also accepts new play proposals that do not fit in to either of the above programs. Please note: Barter does not accept unsolicited manuscripts. Barter does not generally produce one-act plays nor plays with extremely urban themes. Barter does produce plays for Young Audiences, whether one-acts or full length. Plays with an Appalachian theme or by an Appalachian playwright are encouraged to submit via Barter Theatre’s Appalachian Festival of Plays and Playwrights. To submit your play for consideration, please use the following guidelines.
Submissions may be emailed to email@example.com
Or mailed to
P.O. Box 867
Abingdon, VA 24212-0867
Emory & Henry College Theatre Department Partnership
Committed to the education and training of future generations, Barter Theatre, a professional LORT D Equity company, aids in the operation of the Emory & Henry College Theatre Department, in Emory, Va., 10 minutes from Barter Theatre. This association offers theatre majors opportunities for professional internships, mentoring, workshops, and master classes throughout their college career. Barter staff members and artists often serve as adjunct faculty and guest artists in the Theatre Department.
In addition, E&H theatre majors have the opportunity to attend professional rehearsals, participate in “talk backs” with the actors and crew after Barter performances, and serve as understudies in Barter Theatre productions. With this partnership, Emory & Henry Theatre Department offers students the combined strengths of a small liberal arts college and the type of pre-professional experiences often found only in large conservatories.
To learning more about the Emory & Henry Theatre Department and the educational offers available, visit ehc.edu or theatre.ehc.edu.