We are currently accepting inquiries from artists, technicians, managers, and other theatre professionals interested in joining our team of Playmakers.
WHAT IS A PLAYMAKER?
A Playmaker is part of the core team of arts workers that makes Bridge Rep run. We coined the term in response to the common conception of an organization's "staff" -- with a few key differences. Essentially, we wear many hats, rotating administrative and management roles so that when we act, direct, design, stage manage, or write, we can focus on the art, and vice versa. Our current team includes early-to-mid-career arts workers who have expanded their enthusiasm from a particular theatre discipline to a broader interest in multiple areas of production, including artistic and administrative. In fact, one of the great benefits of being a Playmaker is having the opportunity to work and grow in an entrepreneurial environment that allows for the development of new ideas and skill sets. Playmakers jump headfirst out of their comfort zones and into a learning-by-doing dynamic.
WHO ARE WE LOOKING FOR?
Innovative, reliable, hard-working, scrappy, empathic artists and arts administrators with a patient demeanor and impatient drive to make plays. If you're nodding your head right now, we'd love to hear from you. At this time, we are particularly intersted in on-boarding designers, stage managers, dramaturgs, and producers, especially those with experience in -- or sincere excitement and willingness to learn -- production management, company management, fundraising, marketing, casting, bookkeeping, and everything else that makes the company run.
WHAT DOES BEING A PLAYMAKER ENTAIL?
Playmakers currently volunteer for the company, though a pressing organizational goal is to create paid positions. Current benefits include professional development opportunities and inclusion in an artistic family. While Playmakers enjoy preferred consideration for artistic opportunities, they are not guaranteed. In terms of time commitment, we have a weekly meeting (60 minutes), and ask for an additional 8 - 10 hour commitment per week.