Director of American Immersion Theater in Portland
We are seeking an organized and enthusiastic individual for the position of Director of American Immersion Theater in Portland.
This is a paid position and a long term opportunity for year round work as one of our valued troupe directors.
- $15 hourly, paid weekly (flexible schedule based on show volume)
- All rehearsals take place near downtown Portland.
- All performances take place within the Greater Portland area.
As the Director of AIT Portland, you will be 1 of 27 troupe leaders in the United States. You will be responsible for taking charge as a strong, competent leader and role model for the troupe.
The long term vision of an AIT Director should be to cultivate a high caliber troupe, both through their individual actions and in coordination with American Immersion Theater’s production headquarters in Grand Rapids, MI. The opportunity to teach acting classes are on the horizon as AIT continues to grow. If selected, you will be flown out to HQ for one week of training.
- Motivating and communicating with actors in your troupe
- Running weekly rehearsals in a location central to the troupe
- Attending mandatory company-wide conference calls once per month (scheduled six months in advance)
- Attending and facilitating auditions for new actors as needed and making final hiring decisions (a minimum of two auditions per year)
- Preparing and building show bins for upcoming scheduled performances
- Reorganizing and checking show bins once returned from scheduled shows and following up on post-show reports (can be delegated to AD with monitoring)
- Casting upcoming scheduled shows no less than three weeks in advance
- Reporting your hours weekly
- Depositing all show payments and photo sales (if applicable)
- Working with regional managers to maintain up-to-date inventory
- Acting and directing experience preferred
- Ability to communicate clearly and effectively
- Organized, enthusiastic, and level-headed personality
- Multi-tasker capable of planning and juggling a wide range of duties
ABOUT AMERICAN IMMERSION THEATER
At American Immersion Theater, we work with talented individuals who are passionate about play! Our unstoppable network of actors across the nation deliver high quality, consistent performances that prioritize interacting as much as acting by utilizing our immersion theater method. This type of training combines improv skills and audience participation. Our culture is creative, fast-paced, and inclusive–no two days working for us will be the same!
AIT services 27 public murder mystery venues as well as the surrounding areas for private events. The main show type you will direct are immersive murder mysteries through The Murder Mystery Company, but we also are filling the growing demand for a wide variety of party entertainment through The Princess Party Company, The Superhero Experience, Famous for a Day, Wizarding World Events, and Atmospheric Entertainment.
AIT has performed events for Netflix, Google, Coca-Cola, & many other Fortune 500 companies. We have also enjoyed doing shows for celebrities such as Al Pacino, Fergie, Joey Graceffa, and 21 Pilots.
Now celebrating our 17th year, we are expanding into new areas and need passionate people to become part of our story. Apply today!