WORK WITH US

 We Want To Work With You

The West Side Show Room loves meeting artists and forging new relationships! Come join our band of merry misfits!


JOB OPENINGS

We are seeking people excited to work on the Rockford New Play Festival. Please send an email, resume/description of qualifications, and work samples (if applicable) to contact@thewssr.org.

ARTISTIC ASSOCIATE - ROCKFORD NEW PLAY FESTIVAL

Pay: Honorarium

Description:

  • Assist the Festival Director in choosing the festival theme, reading plays, and making the final play selections

  • Ensure that RNPF selections reflect the values and mission of WSSR

  • collaborate with the Festival Director and entire RNPF team

Requirements:

MARKETING DIRECTOR - ROCKFORD NEW PLAY FESTIVAL

Pay: Stipend

Description:

  • Builds, plans, and implements marketing strategy for RNPF

  • Manages and oversees different marketing channels

  • Writes and submits press releases

  • Work closely with the social media coordinator to ensure a successful social media strategy and collaborates with the entire RNPF team

  • Ensure that the marketing strategy reflects the values and mission of WSSR

  • Drive the implementation of marketing campaigns

Requirements:

  • Excellent knowledge of Rockford’s media outlets

  • Outstanding presentation skills

  • Able to meet deadlines

  • Good interpersonal and communication skills

  • Creativity, flexibility, reliability, and a team player

  • Embraces the values and mission of WSSR
     

SOCIAL MEDIA COORDINATOR - ROCKFORD NEW PLAY FESTIVAL

Pay: Stipend

Description:

  • Develop, implement, and manage our social media strategy for RNPF

  • Define most important social media key performance indicators

  • Ensure that RNPF social media content is informative, appealing, and reflects the values and mission of WSSR

  • Work closely with Marketing Director to ensure a successful social media strategy and collaborate with the entire RNPF team

  • Provide constructive feedback in regards to social media content and platform

Requirements:

  • Excellent knowledge of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat, as well as social media best practices

  • Good interpersonal and communication skills

  • Creativity, flexibility, reliability, and a team player

  • Embrace the values and mission of WSSR


ACTORS

The West Side Show Room is always interested in meeting actors. We are a group of theater practitioners with a professional mindset: we work hard, take risks, and care about the audience. We believe in our soul that anyone, regardless of training or experience, can deliver an excellent performance.

One of The West Side Show Room's most important values is Activist Casting.  We are very excited to work with all kinds of actors– especially actors who haven't had opportunities at other theaters.

If you are talented, if you have something unique to offer, and if you have the drive to commit yourself to crafting a great performance, we would love to meet you. Email us at contact@thewssr.org.

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DIRECTORS

The West Side Show Room is interested in working with directors who are comfortable making bold choices, taking risks, and bringing a strong interpretive vision to the table.

The West Side Show Room values the concept of confrontational theater. We presents plays that are wildly entertaining, but never allow the audience to withdraw into complacency. Whether the work is old/new, dramatic/comedic, realistic/absurd, The West Side Show Room's performances are up-close, immersive, risky, confrontational, and challenge the audience to expand their view of the world.

if you are interested in directing a future West Side Show Room production, send a cover letter and resume to contact@thewssr.org

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STAGE MANAGERS

The West Side Show Room is currently seeking stage managers for its upcoming season.

We are currently a community theater with a professional mindset: we work hard, take risks, and hold each other to a high standard. Our stage managers are the backbone of this process and are vital to ensure the smooth running of rehearsals and performances.

If you have experience stage managing, please send a cover letter and resume to contact@thewssr.org.

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DESIGNERS

The West Side Show Room is currently looking for Set, Lighting, Costume, and Prop designers for its upcoming season.

In our work, we value creative constraint. Our first sets were made out of cardboard as both a way to save money, and as an aesthetic choice. We hold cardboard up as an emblem symbolic of creative constraint: the concept that artists make the strongest choices when their options are limited.

If you have a unique vision, think outside the box, and are interested in working with new materials and non-traditional techniques, we would love to meet you. Send a cover letter, resume, and portfolio links to contact@thewssr.org.

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INTERNSHIPS

We currently have positions open in our upcoming season for individuals interested in gaining experience in theater production.

The WSSR values education. We believe that an engaged and educated public are critical to transforming our community and the world.

If you are interested in learning more about producing, directing, stage management, set design, light design, costume design, box office management, marketing, please send a cover letter and resume to contact@thewssr.org.

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