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Employment / Re: Covid-19 cancelled job on resume?
« Last post by Mac Calder on Apr 19, 2020, 02:59 am »
In the resume, no - absolutely not!

If you worked the job but it never opened, then yes, because you worked the role (although I might note that the show never opened).... but if you were successful in getting the job and then the job fell through for other reasons - you don't list it. You gained no experience from it.

It is certainly something that can be talked in within the cover letter for a few months. Maybe a year, at most. More to do with how excited you were to be selected for the opportunity and disappointed that it did not eventuate due to COVID-19. Maybe a sentence or 2 at most.

Every employer is expecting to see a gap in peoples resumes over this period - so having that gap in the resume is not an issue.
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Employment / Re: Covid-19 cancelled job on resume?
« Last post by NJ.JerrySmith on Apr 16, 2020, 06:52 pm »
I had planned on keeping the shows that had been canceled and noting them with a special flag (like I do for world premieres, current projects, etc). They are also however moving to the top of my list to remove from my resume once other credits can replace them. 
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Employment / Re: Covid-19 cancelled job on resume?
« Last post by RuthNY on Apr 16, 2020, 10:59 am »
I would choose to discuss that in my cover letter but NOT include it on my resume.



Most of my students have lost their summer stock positions for this summer because of Covid-19.  Should they still list the job on their resumes since they did get the job but were unable to work?  Should they indicate that it was cancelled due to Covid-19?
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Employment / Re: Covid-19 cancelled job on resume?
« Last post by BenTheStageMan on Apr 15, 2020, 03:17 pm »
While I sometimes do list upcoming shows (notated as "Upcoming"), I do think it's disingenuous to list a cancelled project if you know it's been canceled.  The Resume is a list of experiences not just theoretical work.
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Employment / Re: Covid-19 cancelled job on resume?
« Last post by loebtmc on Apr 15, 2020, 02:04 pm »
Excellent question being asked by many people right now. One of the key points raised is whether or not a contract has been signed, or at least offered. Most of what I'm hearing is that it can be mentioned in a cover letter but not on the resume, since they didn't actually work there.
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Employment / Covid-19 cancelled job on resume?
« Last post by ProfSM on Apr 15, 2020, 11:47 am »
Most of my students have lost their summer stock positions for this summer because of Covid-19.  Should they still list the job on their resumes since they did get the job but were unable to work?  Should they indicate that it was cancelled due to Covid-19?

EDIT

Also:  What if a SM was in rehearsals and just about to go into tech when a show was cancelled due to Covid-19?  Would they still not put that on their resume even if they were involved with the rehearsal process?
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The Green Room / Free online courses!
« Last post by Maribeth on Apr 13, 2020, 03:29 pm »
So many universities are offering free online courses right now! There's a list here of courses offered by ivy league universities- there are some really interesting-looking "intro to opera" courses that might appeal to stage managers. There's also a section on "personal development" courses, including one on communications skills.

Hoping this might be interesting/useful for folks looking for things to do in the unexpected downtime....
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Employment / Re: COVID-19 resources
« Last post by maximillionx on Mar 26, 2020, 05:06 pm »
This is more Rhode Island-centric, but someone might be able to glean something and get an idea about what to do in their home state:
https://risca.online/coronavirus-and-the-arts-resources-and-updates/

Also, call your state and local reps! Gig workers, part-time contractors, and small businesses have a lot of resources now available for them and there's a bunch more coming.
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Employment / Re: COVID-19 resources
« Last post by loebtmc on Mar 25, 2020, 09:42 pm »
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Employment / Re: COVID-19 resources
« Last post by Maribeth on Mar 24, 2020, 06:02 pm »
ACTORS' EQUITY LAUNCHES CURTAIN UP FUND TO GET MEMBERS ON THEIR FEET FINANCIALLY; ISSUES CHALLENGE GRANT TO THE ACTORS FUND

"Actors' Equity Association, the national labor union representing professional actors and stage managers in live theatre, has announced the creation of the Actors' Equity Curtain Up Fund, and issued a grant to The Actors Fund to provide emergency support for members at risk due to work cancellations resulting from COVID-19. Actors' Equity is contributing $500,000 to launch the fund and will match another $250,000 of contributions from other donors, dollar for dollar."
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