Employment Opportunities

Production Assistant

Moscow Ballet seeks experienced Production Assistant for annual Nutcracker tour, November 1, 2016 – December 30, 2016.

Primary responsibility will be management and set up of Props and Puppets (hard and soft goods).  Production Assistant will direct local crew in and contribute to the placement and assembly of props and puppets.

Additional responsibilities will include assisting Front of House staff with merchandise load in/out. Production Assistant will set up catering supplies daily (coffee & tea). Production Assistant may interact with public / performance attendees and will need appropriate Front Of House clothing from time to time.

The successful candidate will have touring experience in similar roles. Prior management of Puppets and Props are desired. Production Assistant will work backstage during show call in an environment with dozens of local children.

Ability to pass a background check required.

  • 4 year degree is desired
  • experience on tour required
  • knowledge of basic carpentry and prop repair required

Please send resume and references to Dan@talmientertainment.com.

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Tour Media Coordinator - Videographer/Photographer

Moscow Ballet seeks a skilled and energetic Video/Photo professional (Media Coordinator) for the Great Russian Nutcracker tour during November and December. There are two skill sets needed for this position.

The successful candidate will capture each performance on HD video, with a focus on the 30-100 local children performing with Moscow Ballet in each city. Media Coordinator will bring all camera equipment necessary. DSLR’s are not acceptable video capturing devices for this tour. Media Coordinator will establish and manage a workflow that will include capturing video and sending it back to Headquarters for post production processing.

Media Coordinator will photograph each of 30-100 local children in full costume, in each tour city. Photos should receive light retouching and then be uploaded to Moscow Ballet’s cloud based sales platform. Media Coordinator to supply camera equipment.

Media Coordinator will be tasked with capturing images of the professional company on stage, during performances. These images will be used for commercial/marketing purposes.

Media Coordinator will also be responsible for creating content used for PR and Social Media outlets, including backstage photos/video. Media Coordinator will collaborate with a team to achieve this.

Portfolios without examples of both video AND photography will be discarded.

Requirements:

  • Prior tour experience a huge plus significant portfolio with both video and photo examples
  • 4-year Degree in related field
  • Professional level social skills


Please send resume and references to Dan@talmientertainment.com

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Production Manager

Moscow Ballet seeks an experienced Production Manager for the annual Great Russian Nutcracker tour. Tour dates are November 1 – December 31.

The tour will visit theatrical venues with varying degrees of equipment, rigging and facility quality. The qualified candidate will be well versed in rigging, logistics and time management. The successful candidate will have experience setting schedules for local union crews and in directing local union crews for load in and load out.

Production Manager will be responsible a technical advance of each venue on the tour in order to develop a day-of plan. Detailed advancing notes will be required, including organizing line set schedules, labor schedules and schedule of each department (wardrobe, LD, carp, props etc).

The Production Manager will lead the crew. Ability to delegate work and resolve conflicts between departments is critical. Must be a ‘team player’ with proven ability to work with all personality types.

Production Manager will be responsible for:

  • Setting load in and out schedules
  • Confirming local labor calls
  • Direct local crews during load in and out
  • Hanging back drops and setting trim in tandem with Lighting Department
  • Call show cues over com during performances

Please send resume and references to Dan@talmientertainment.com

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Merchandise Associate

Moscow Ballet seeks a skilled and energetic Merchandise Manager for the Great Russian Nutcracker tour from November 1 – December 31.

The qualified candidate will be experienced in direct to consumer selling, use of credit card processing platforms, sophisticated retail presentation, logistics and how these elements combine in a touring environment. Candidate should be fluent in the use of Microsoft Office and Google Cloud products.

Merchandise Manager will also be responsible for fulfillment of multiple sales promotions, including distributing hundreds of Moscow Ballet products pre show aside from standard merchandise sales. In addition, Merchandise Manager will coordinate resupply drop shipments and freight deliveries to strategically chosen venues. License and valid US Passport required.

Merchandise Manager will be responsible for: 

  • Daily count it and out of merchandise stock
  • Selling product before and after each performance and during intermission
  • Operation of up to three different credit card processing platforms (tablets).
  • Creation of sales reports using Microsoft Excel/cloud platform
  • Execute consistent reporting of sales data to Tour Manager and/or Producer.
  • Deliver cash after each performance to Tour Manager or Producer.
  • Restock daily supply from larger merchandise stock, carried by trailer. Involves moving heavy boxes through venues and surrounding areas.
  • Prior tour experience
  • 4-year Degree in related field
  • Professional level social skills

Please send resume and references to Dan@talmientertainment.com

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Tour Manager

Moscow Ballet seeks a skilled and energetic Tour Manager. Tour Manager will have extensive experience coordinating logistics, schedules and people on national tours. Tour Manager will be responsible for Front of House advance, coordinating merchandise handling, show-call procedures with venue staff, development of a daily schedule for cast, crew and drivers, acquiring catering, hotel management and oversight and any general issue arising from Cast requests.

Tour Manager will work in tandem with Production Manager to ensure smooth load ins and load outs by coordinating vehicles and show assets remain on an optimized schedule. Tour manager will work with Cast and driver to schedule food shopping runs as necessary.

Must have the ability to mitigate and resolve disputes amongst cast and crew. Must have professional, courteous demeanor with all venue staff at all times.

  • 4 year degree in related field required
  • Fluency in Microsoft Office suite and Google Drive/Cloud software

Please send resume and references to Dan@talmientertainment.com

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Lighting Director

Lighting Director will be responsible for loading in lights and running performances of Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker tour.

The tour will visit theatrical venues with extreme variation in technical specifications. The qualified candidate will be well versed in ETC consoles and moving and conventional fixtures of all types. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate knowledge of lighting theatrical stage events and ballet/dance specifically. The successful candidate will have experience directing local union crews in rig installation and removal.

Lighting Director will help Production Manager run load ins and outs on a daily basis.

Lighting Director will manage local crews by calling the order of cases to be loaded onto the semi truck at the end of each performance.

Moscow Ballet’s North American Great Russian Nutcracker tour is a challenging and rewarding engagement, lasting from November 1 through December 31. The tour will load in, perform, and load out of a new city every day.

Candidate must have valid passport and be able to enter Canada.

Required benchmarks:                                                         

  • Experience lighting ballet and theater
  • Prior tour experience
  • 4-year Degree in related field

Please send cover letter, resume and references to Dan@nutcracker.com

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Wardrobe Technician

Moscow Ballet seeks a skilled and energetic Wardrobe technician for the Great Russian Nutcracker tour during November and December. Candidate must have the ability to work as a team with two other technicians, one American and one Russian. The wardrobe department is responsible for maintaining over 200 hundred costumes for a Russian adult cast of 35. In addition, wardrobe is responsible for fittings and alterations for up to 100 local children in each city. Background screening and Cori checks required.

Professional touring ballet company experience preferred or equivalent training/experience. Must have excellent sewing, stitching and altering skills. Duties include altering and repairing men’s and women’s costumes ranging in complexity from simple garments to multi-piece, extremely delicate costumes. Knowledge of classical and romantic tutus is required. Wardrobe is responsible for issuing + collecting costumes as needed, assisting with quick changes, spot cleaning, launder/hand washing and repairs.

Successful applicant will be the primary point of contact for local dance school coordinators in each city. Ongoing communication will be expected via email and phone, with the goal of creating a seamless day of show for local youth dancers, venue staff and touring ensemble.

Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Google Drive / Cloud software required.

Please send cover letter, resume and references to Dan@nutcracker.com