Now Accepting Letters of Interest for “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” Production Staff

Syracuse City Arts Council is currently accepting letters of interest for our 2015 summer production, “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.” We are in need of all production staff. The tentative dates for the production are July 16-21. Please submit your letter to with the following information:

• Name
• Position Desired
• Experience
• References
• Contact Information
• If you have been compensated for your time previously and what compensation you require.
• Any time restrictions or conflicts, especially during the months of June and July 2015.

Please see the list of Production Staff Responsibilities below for more information. Thank you so much for your interest! We look forward to working with you soon!

Production Team Responsibilities


• Make all final financial decisions within the allotted budget
• Negotiate purchases
• Approve reimbursements and forward receipts to Arts Council Treasurer
• Schedule rehearsal/performance space
• Work with Publicity manager to ensure success
• Update the Arts Council of the financial situation of the production
• Work with Cast & Production Team to ensure peaceful relations
• Ability to pick up the random pieces in the non-creative areas that need overseeing and delegating
• Work with High School staff to ensure a good experience for both parties


• Make all final creative decisions regarding the production
• Work with the Arts Council in choosing the production team
• Direct the production team in all aspects of creating the show
• Communicate specific expectations to every production team member
• Communicate concerns and expectations with the Arts Council
• Work with the Producer and Stage Manager in scheduling rehearsals
• Ensure that all roles are open and fairness upheld at auditions
• Work with specified production team members in selecting the cast
• Attend or delegate leadership for all rehearsals

Assistant Director

• Complete tasks requested by Director
• Ability to cover and run a rehearsal if asked

Assistant Producer

• Complete tasks requested by Producer

Stage Manager

• Communicate all necessary information to the cast
• Assemble cast/crew lists
• Manage all backstage help
• Keep track of cast/crew attendance
• Resolve issues with cast members
• Attend almost all blocking and act run thru rehearsals

Assistant Stage Manager

• Complete tasks requested by Stage Manager

Music Director

• Teach music to the cast
• Work with Orchestra Director
• Ability to run Musical rehearsals
• Have choral conducting experience


• Create choreography & teach it to the cast
• Ability to run choreography rehearsals
• Attend as many run thru rehearsals as possible to ensure choreography’s integrity is kept up
• Have previous choreographing experience

Technical Director

• Make sure all technical equipment and sets are working
• Direct stage crew in how to transport technical equipment safely
• Ensure that technical equipment and scenery are created correctly

Prop Master

• Collect and organize props

Costume Designer

• Create, collect and organize costumes

Assistant Costumer

• Complete tasks requested by Costume Designer

Set Designer

• Write up the set and scenery plans
• Have an understanding of the stage and how to use the stage space
• Work with Director in the creative vision of the show
• Work with the set builder to make sure the set is possible and functional

Set Builder

• Manage the creation of all set pieces
• Work with set designer and stage manager
• Willing to delegate and manage volunteer group of painters and builders

Lighting Designer

• Design & produce lighting for the show
• Work with all tech helpers in the box

Publicity Manager

• Work with Producer and designer in publicizing the production
• Manage creation and distribution of T-shirts, posters, flyers, newspaper ads,
• Website ads, Facebook blasts, banners, sponsorship ads, Programs, etc.

Publicity Coordinator

• Work with the Publicity Manager
• Recruit cast members in distributing all forms of advertisement
• Manage the float for the Syracuse parade
• Arrange the advertisement booth at Heritage Days, schedule cast volunteers

Publicity Designer

• Create the production logos and ads for all publicity
• Counsel with Producer and Publicity Manager

Backstage Crew

• Follow instructions from stage manager

House Manager

• Manages the auditorium at performances
• Instructs/Recruits Ushers
• Takes tickets at door

Questions? Email or call 801-896-8101