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.
GRANT & COMMUNICATION MANAGER
About The Opportunity
TheatreWorks is a treasured cultural asset in Silicon Valley where for nearly 50 years we have produced nationally acclaimed, professional theatre under the guidance of founding artistic director, Robert Kelley, and the expert advisement of Managing Director, Phil Santora. We are the largest nonprofit theatre in Silicon Valley and the third largest in the Bay area, celebrating three mission-based priorities: a mainstage season of eight productions (plays and musicals with over 143 U.S. and regional premieres) viewed by 100,000 audience members annually, a thriving New Works Initiative that has produced 65 world premieres, and a collection of innovative education programs, including TheatreWorks for Schools that reaches 57 schools and 25,000 students in 7 bay area counties every year.
How To Apply:
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.
Interested parties should send résumés and references to David Milligan, Production Manager, at email@example.com. No telephone calls please.
PART-TIME TICKETING SERVICES REPRESENTATIVE
Please send a resume and cover letter to Alix Josefski at firstname.lastname@example.org
TheatreWorks’ Education Department is currently accepting resumes for Teaching Artists for year-round work. Ideal candidates are strong Teaching Artists with:
Please send a resume and cover letter to: email@example.com
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:
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:
Interested stagehands should send or email their résumés (in pdf format, please) to:
Key Responsibilities and Qualifications
Applicants should have minimum 2 years experience in wardrobe at a LORT theatre or equivalent and a BA in Theatre or equivalent. Management skills required include managing backstage dressing and hair crew, functioning as the Lead Dresser position coordinating all backstage costume changes with Stage Management, scheduling, and tracking expenses. Excellent communication and people skills are a must. Required technical skills include professional level backstage dressing, costume sewing, cleaning, maintenance and repair, and proficiency in MS Word and Excel. Stage Makeup, Hair, and Wigs training are very desirable. Costume crafts skills such as shoes and hats, dyeing/painting, and a good sense of costume history are helpful, but not required. Applicants must possess a valid driver’s license and the ability to drive a full-size van and be able to lift up to 30 lbs. Position is open starting in late June 2017. Salary is commensurate with experience plus medical benefits and vacation.
Please send cover letter and resume to Jill Bowers, Costume Director at TheatreWorks, Sobrato Center for Nonprofits, 350 Twin Dolphin Drive, Suite 127, Redwood City, CA 94065, or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.