By now, you’ll probably all know that I work in theater.
But you might not know which one and what I do -So lets take it from the top.
For about 2,5 years I’ve been working at Östgötateaterns children department –
(“young stage in the east”)
It’s a well renounced theater, who make plays for all children and teenagers in our area.
I’ve written about some of the plays here: “Rose Rose Rose“, “Mitt hjärtas okända Arkiv“, “Marken Brinner“, “True Colors” and “Revolution“.
And What is my job?
The first guess would be something concerning the costume athelie.
And I did work there as a seamstress for bout half a year in 2012, before I transferred to ung scen/öst .
Here I’ve done all sorts of work, starting as a usher at the plays. Then I helped out at the office as assisting project manager and back up tour conductor. During this time I had about three different job descriptions at the same time.
Then another job opening came my way – the job as full time Production assistant, which I got and started on right away.
So, for about a year now I’ve been doing anything I can to make everything run smooth at the theater.
I’ve designed newsletters, planed premiere party’s, and dinners, written meetings rapports, edited the webpage, Facebook and Instagram account (Follow us here), answered the “Info” phone and mail, made coffee and bought all sorts of gifts. I’m also in charge of all the short time staffs apartments and keys.
In short – if you have a question and or need help with something – I’m the person to ask.
And I love it!
The job can be so stressful and frustration sometimes, but it’s also so rewarding and fun (also, you don’t really have time to dwell on old things, just keep looking forward).
But the biggest reason I get on my bike with a smile every morning is my wonderful co-workers.Afterwork at the big theater festival (which I will tell you about i my next post)
Everyone is so great – the actors, the technicians and the designers – everyone (Really – I mean, how many can say that they love ALL of their co-workers?), but my heart goes out the most to my closest alleys at the office
– Maria, Elin Jenny and Sara.
Maria, Sara and Elin (and me) having a bear together the first hour of summer vacation.
The high workload and pace at the office do sometimes take it’s tool, leaving one or more of us so frustrated.
We had both good and bad times together, but knowing that we always can rely on each-other for almost anything is so great. It’s allowed to break down once in a while (hey, we all done it), and the you get help back onto your feet.
Like running “Blodomloppet” together this spring.
I’ve been practicing running pretty hard this spring, and thought it would be a fun thing if we did the yearly race together at work. Let’s just say that running was not something a lot of them liked to do…
In the end we were 5 runners (all running at their own distance/time) and about 10 cheerleaders.
We all had such a great time, both running and waiting around the finishing area in the sun, that everyone agreed this would be a new tradition.The five Victors!
(And guess what – I was the fastest one, polishing my personal record with about a minute :-))
This spring/summer I also got a crazy surprise “Party” for my birthday.
Since everyone (except me) was out in the park working at the “Handicapped children s day” we wouldn’t manged the traditional lunch out for my birthday.
But about a hour after lunch Maria called me and asked me to come to the park, to help pack all the stuff.
I arrived 10 minutes later and found only three people there, working on taking down the huge tent. I started helping, and was asked to get the ladder in the train…
Out jumps 10 of my co-workers, all dressed up in masks and hats, singing “Happy birthday”.I laughts so hard.
(even though I of course knew something like this was going to happened…)
Can a workplace be better then this?