Careers

 

If you are interested in one of the open positions at TheatreWorks listed below, please send the hiring manager a copy of your current résumé along with a cover letter telling us why you believe you are the best candidate for the job. Please also include your salary history and your realistic salary expectations.

TheatreWorks offers a generous benefits package including employer-paid health insurance; a 403(b) retirement plan; paid vacation; holidays; personal and sick days; season tickets to TheatreWorks; friends and family discounts; and a creative, energetic environment.

 

TheatreWorks is an equal opportunity employer, and committed to a diverse workforce.

 

Positions Available

 

INSTITUTIONAL GIVING MANAGER

About TheatreWorks
For 46 years, TheatreWorks has produced award-winning theatre in Silicon Valley. Under the leadership of Founding Artistic Director Robert Kelley and Managing Director Phil Santora, TheatreWorks celebrates the human spirit and the diversity of its community, nurtures new work, champions arts education, and revitalizes great works of the past. TheatreWorks is committed to developing new works for the American theatre and has produced 65 world premieres and over 150 U.S. and regional premieres. Operating on a $8M annual budget, TheatreWorks’ season includes a mainstage series of eight plays and musicals, a thriving New Works Initiative, and a collection of innovative education programs. 

Position Overview
The Institutional Giving Manager will identify strategies and implement tactics that successfully increase support for TheatreWorks. This position will manage the Corporate, Foundation, and Government Campaigns.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop and execute multi-year strategy for reaching annual institutional contributed income goals from the corporate, foundation, and government sectors
  • Research and rate corporate, foundation, and government prospects
  • Maintain excellent relationships with current and prospective institutional donors by determining moves management system for cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship
  • Write grant proposals, interim and final reports, cover letters, and other materials
  • Develop customized corporate sponsorship proposals and broker sponsorship deals
  • Ensure integrity of corporate, foundation, and government database records, and appropriate donor stewardship including benefit fulfillment and donor recognition
  • Hold responsibility for soliciting all corporate, foundation, and government donors, partnering with other staff and Trustees when appropriate
  • Serve as liaison to any relevant committees and work with Trustees
  • Attend donor events to build relationships with current and prospective donors
  • Lead writer on the development team.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
  • Minimum three years non-profit development experience, including corporate and foundation campaigns
  • Commitment to TheatreWorks’ mission
  • Proven ability to effectively manage projects and deadlines with strong attention to detail 
  • Excellent verbal and writing skills, with a demonstrated proficiency in proposal writing
  • Strong people skills 
  • Works well being part of a team
  • Proficient in all Microsoft applications
  • Willingness to work evenings and weekends as needed

To Apply: 
Email a cover letter, resume, and salary history to search@theatreworks.org. No telephone calls, please.

TheatreWorks is an equal opportunity employer and committed to a diverse workforce.

 

SOUND SUPERVISOR

Position Overview:

TheatreWorks seeks a sound supervisor for a part time staff position.  TheatreWorks produces an eight show mainstage season at two venues, the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts (five productions) and the Lucie Stern Theatre in Palo Alto (three productions).  We also produce an annual New Works Festival and a touring production for schools.

The sound supervisor is responsible for the load in and strike of all TheatreWorks productions, supervising sound overhire, planning the proper installation of submitted designs, managing inventory, and assisting the designer with any notes during the tech and preview process.  The sound supervisor is also responsible for the design and implementation of sound for the company’s educational tour and various special events and fundraisers.

Qualified applicants will have strong organizational skills, safe working practices, comprehensive knowledge of audio reinforcement, experience with Yahmaha digital mixing consoles, Qlab playback software, and basic overhead rigging.  Must be able to lift 65lbs and comfortable with manual labor.  A valid California Driver’s License and experience operating vehicles up to 24’ box trucks preferable.  EOE, pay DOE. 

To Apply:

Interested parties should send résumés and references to David Milligan, Production Manager, at dmilligan@theatreworks.org.  No telephone calls please. 

 

PART-TIME TICKETING SERVICES REPRESENTATIVE

Position Overview:
The Ticketing Services Representative is responsible for responding to all TheatreWorks patron needs and providing the highest level of customer service. He/She will be responsible for order processing including subscription, single tickets sales and exchanges, both in the office and during performances at the Lucie Stern Theatre in Palo Alto.  On occasion, you may be asked work as patron services representative during TheatreWorks performances at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts. 

Qualifications:
This position requires at least 1 year of customer service experience, performing arts box office experience preferred. Must have excellent customer service skills both over the phone and in-person. Knowledge of computerized ticketing systems, preferably Tessitura is a plus. Candidates must have ability to work successfully in a busy, fast-paced environment while continuing to provide superior customer service and maintain the highest level of professionalism. Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills are essential. Must be available evenings and weekends.  

To Apply:

Please send a resume and cover letter to Alix Josefski at ajosefski@theatreworks.org 

 

TEACHING ARTISTS

TheatreWorks’ Education Department is currently accepting resumes for Teaching Artists for year-round work. Ideal candidates are strong Teaching Artists with:

  • A college degree in Theatre or other significant experiences and training
  • Experience working with children and/or teens
  • Daytime weekday availability
  • A valid driver's license and car
  • Specialty in acting, playwriting, musical theater, clowning, storytelling, etc.

Please send a resume and cover letter to: dramaschool@theatreworks.org 

 

DIRECTORS, MUSICAL DIRECTORS, AND CHOREOGRAPHERS

At TheatreWorks, guest artists find a professional, supportive environment and appreciative audiences for their best work. We are always interested in learning about directors, musical directors, and choreographers with distinguished records of achievement.

Please send or email your résumé (in pdf format, please) to:
Robert Kelley, Artistic Director
TheatreWorks
P.O. Box 50458
Palo Alto, CA 94303

kelley@theatreworks.org 

 

DESIGN AND PRODUCTION PROFESSIONALS

 We hire scenic and costume designers for many of our shows. Although we have Equity stage managers and resident lighting and sound designers on staff, we have occasional opportunities for additional professionals in those areas. To supplement the efforts of our on-staff shop, craft, and production professionals, TheatreWorks often hires contractors, from carpenters and painters to property fabricators, costumers, electricians, and other theatre craftspeople. Shop and craft specialists construct and install all scenic elements, help maintain shop and rehearsal facilities, and assist in striking and recycling scenic materials. Successful candidates will have experience in professional shop practices, woodworking, and steel fabrication, with proficiency in common theatrical construction techniques.

Scenic, costume, lighting, and sound designers, stage managers, and production, shop, and craft specialists are invited to send or email their résumés (in pdf format, please) to:
David Milligan, Production Manager
TheatreWorks
P.O. Box 50458
Palo Alto, CA 94303
Dmilligan@theatreworks.org

Interested stagehands should send or email their résumés (in pdf format, please) to:
Karen Szpaller, Production Coordinator
TheatreWorks
P.O. Box 50458
Palo Alto, CA 94303
karen@theatreworks.org