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Job Details: Acting Troupe Director, Philadelphia, PA

Updated on: Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Seeking an organized and diligent candidate for the position of troupe director for The Murder Mystery Co. The individual will be responsible for taking charge as a strong, competent leader and enthusiastic role model for the Philadelphia troupe.

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Position Title: Acting Troupe Director, Philadelphia, PA Department: Production Employment Type: Contractor Location: Philadelphia, PA Compensation: $15 an hour


  • Works about 15 to 20 hours per week (flexible schedule)
  • Additional hours are determined based on shows booked in a given week; seasonal months have more consistent week-to-week hours (no less than 10 hours per week).
  • All rehearsals take place near the downtown Philadelphia, PA area
  • All performances take place within the Northeastern United States.


This position will require a set amount of hours per week, depending on the quantity of shows scheduled. Regular duties will consist of the following:

  • presiding over 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 both director and, if applicable, AD hours weekly
  • depositing all show payments and mugshot sales (if applicable)
  • working with regional managers to maintain up-to-date inventory
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