Master of Arts in Arts Administration
I served as Company Manager of the Summer Theatre at Mount Holyoke College. The Company Manager resides in the dormitory and works to ensure a comfortable living environment for the company. My responsibilities included: • Fielding company living complaints and resolving all living issues in the dorm (i.e. noise complaints, dorm damage control, etc.). • Coordinating all arrivals and departures throughout the season of company members: including interns, guest actors, Equity actors, guest designers, guest directors, etc. • Conducting periodic room checks to monitor damages to the rooms. • Acting as liaison for interns and the resident company to keep company aware of correct chain of command. • Ensuring the comfort of Equity actors including the laundering of linens, distribution of pillows, blankets, and fans; and for cleaning the Equity rooms upon vacancy every Sunday. • Acting as liaison between the Stage Managers and the Administration in case of Equity difficulties. • Completion of weekly Equity rehearsal reports. • Coordinating all opening, strike, and other party-like events that occur. • Maintaining the key box for room check-in and check-out. • Conducting an initial dorm/room inventory at the beginning of the season and conducting a final walk-through at season's close with College housekeeping personnel. • Handling all company personnel emergencies (i.e. driving injured company members to hospital or delegating that to a responsible party). • Enforcing the alcohol and drug policy. • Collecting all the recyclable materials (bottles, cans and plastic) from the dorm, main stage and amphitheater and bring then to refund centers. • Supervising and assigning daily tasks to the Company Management intern.
Sentenn, Margaret, "A report on an Arts Administration internship with the Summer Theatre at Mount Holyoke College" (2001). Arts Administration Master's Reports. 87.