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American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.)
is the Bay Area’s Tony Award–winning flagship theater. Renowned for a rich variety of programming, A.C.T. presents great plays and musicals, and pushes the boundaries of theatrical storytelling.

Led by Artistic Director Pam MacKinnon and Executive Director Jennifer Bielstein, A.C.T. operates in the historic Geary Theater (1,040 seats) and the modern Strand Theater (283 seats), both in downtown San Francisco. A.C.T. serves 250,000 patrons annually through a mainstage subscription season of seven productions, a holiday production, and various special presentations.

A.C.T. is the only American regional theater to house a professional actor-training program; actors who have studied at A.C.T. include Annette Bening, Benjamin Bratt, Nicolas Cage, Darren Criss, Harry Hamlin, Anika Noni Rose, Anna Deavere Smith, and Denzel Washington. A.C.T. takes pride in its tremendous legacy of performance and training, and plays a vital role in creating the art and artists of the future. 

What we look for in our staff: the ability to imagine, the energy to create and explore new ideas and the freedom of spirit to celebrate our diverse community.

Diversity makes us stronger. A.C.T. is committed to diversity in its programming and creating an inclusive work culture and environment that is reflective of the San Francisco Bay Area. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

No calls, please.

 

Young Conservatory Administrative Assistant

Status: Part-Time (20 hours/week) / Regular / Non-Exempt
Reports To: Young Conservatory Director & Conservatory Associate for YC & Studio A.C.T.
Salary:
$19/hour


A.C.T.’s renowned Young Conservatory is seeking a highly organized part-time arts administrator with a passion for theater training for young actors to join our team as the Young Conservatory Administrative Assistant. Working as a member of the Young Conservatory support team, this position will focus primarily on the administration of the Young Conservatory (YC), with some general support of the School & Community Programs and Fellows Program. This is a half-time job (approx. 20 hours/week, with flexible scheduling, and some weeknight/weekend hours required).
 

Specific responsibilities include assistance/support in the following areas:

  • Class registrations, check-ins, payroll, and parent-student liaison duties
  • Tracking of enrollment and student/faculty assessment data
  • Monitoring the general Young Conservatory email and communicating with families, students, faculty, and staff
  • Audition process for all YC shows, and annual Christmas Carol holiday show, including sign-ups, audition & callback registration & materials, & liaison with artistic & production teams.
  • Faculty evaluation, surveys, contracting, bio and photo tracking, and contact sheets
  • Marketing efforts, including flyers, website updates and editing, photo and video footage, and social media platforms
  • Working with the YC Associate and Conservatory Manager to respond to requests for studio space
  • Community events for the Young Conservatory (e.g., Open Classes, Opening and Closing Night receptions for YC productions, etc.)
  • Summer Intern and YC/Studio Fellow recruitment, including resume screening, phone screening, and in-person interviews
  • Management of Summer Interns
  • Assist the Director of Education & Community Programs with administration of the Fellows Program curriculum
  • Assist with other administrative tasks and events as needed to support Education & Community Programs

 

Qualifications:

  • Minimum 2 years of experience working in an administrative setting
  • Excellent communication (verbal and written), organizational, prioritization, and customer service skills (phone & email)
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (e.g., Word, Excel) and social media platforms (e.g., Instagram, Facebook, Twitter)
  • Proficiency in events management
  • Ability to interact with a variety of supervisors and constituencies
  • Availability to work registration or special events on some weekday evenings and Saturdays (9:30am–4pm), according to the YC class and performance schedule
 
Preferred:
 
  • Bachelor of Arts degree
  • An interest in educational programming and customer service
  • Experience supervising interns or volunteers
  • Experience working in arts education or general education administration
  • Experience working in an administrative capacity with parents and students of varying ages, including youth, from diverse communities
  • Proficiency with conflict resolution
  • Background in theater or performing arts


To Apply:

Please email a resume and non-generic cover letter to youngconservatory@act-sf.org with Young Conservatory Administrative Assistant Search in the subject line.

Materials may also be mailed to:

Young Conservatory Admin Assistant Search
A.C.T. Attn: Young Conservatory
30 Grant Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94108-5834
   

    Application Deadline:  Oct 5, 2018
    Anticipated Start Date:   Oct 16, 2018

     


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Development Assistant

Status: Full-Time / Regular / Non-Exempt
Reports To: Deputy Director of Development
Salary: DOE + Benefits

The Development Assistant provides essential administrative support to A.C.T.’s Development department. This position works A.C.T.’s normal business hours of 10 a.m.—6 p.m., with some evenings and weekends required.
 

Responsibilities:

  • Provide lead administrative support to Director of Development and Deputy Director of Development, including scheduling meetings and preparing important meeting documents and materials.
  • Provide overall administrative support to department as needed.
  • Serve as staff support for Development Committee, Board Committee on Trustees and Governance, and MFA Board meetings. Send out meeting invitations, produce pre-meeting material, make follow-up calls, arrange refreshments for meetings, and take meeting minutes.
  • Create and send out acknowledgments at all levels and ensure donors are thanked in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Assist with donor communications including, but not limited to, pledge reminders.
  • Work with Donor Relations & Membership Manager to track and fulfill individual membership benefits.
  • Assist Director of Development with creation of corporate sponsorship proposals, fulfillment and/or activation events, and corporate benefits fulfillment. Also support newly created Business Leadership Committee.
  • Assist Director of Grants and Foundational Relations with fulfillment of all funder recognition, including invitations to performances and events and listing on materials and publications.
  • Provide assistance, as needed, to Special Events team, managing guest lists, working registration table, and other duties as directed.
  • Assist Development Research and Prospect Manager with database updates.
  • Assist Development Operations Manager with gift input, tracking, and list pulls and management.
  • Participate in special events and meeting donors at the VIP Lounge for performances at theater.

 

Qualifications:

  • 2–3 years administrative support experience, preferably in a development or non-profit setting
  • Strong computer skills:  Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.
  • Database experience; Audience View or Tessitura a plus
  • Strong attention to detail and written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to liaise comfortably with a wide array of individuals, from staff to high-net worth donors and board members
 
Personal Attributes:
 
  • A positive team player with a “can do” attitude
  • Sense of humor a must
  • An interest in the performing arts and the ability to articulate their importance
  • A self-starter with a strong work ethic and commitment to excellence
     


To Apply:

Please email a cover letter with salary requirements and resume to hr@act-sf.org with Development Assistant Search in the subject line. Applications without salary requirements may not be considered.
 

Materials may also be mailed to:

Development Assistant Search
A.C.T. Attn: Human Resources
30 Grant Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94108-5834
   

 

Master Technician

Status: I.A.T.S.E. Local 16 Seasonal Position / Non-Exempt
Reports To:
Director of Production
Salary/Benefits: I.A.T.S.E. Local 16
Schedule: Varies. Evenings and weekend hours required during tech and performance periods. Seasonal Employment is generally (22) weeks per season.
 

American Conservatory Theater seeks a Master Technician for the Strand Rembe Theater (LORT C) for its subscription programs. The Master Technician should have a principal concentration on electrics and will serve as the Light Board Operator and Programmer during the tech process and for the run of each subscription show; however, the Master Technician will also watch over and need to have a basic knowledge of the Projection, Audio, Carpentry and Rigging systems in the theater. The Master Technician is also responsible to oversee and manage the inventory of the theater.
 

Responsibilities:

  • In conjunction with ACT Production Management, the Master Technician will manage, direct and work with the crew consistent with the I.A.T.S.E. agreement. Work alongside and sometimes manage non-union workers on the same project
  • Actively provide support to the creative team for all subscription productions to realize designs with accuracy, on schedule and within budget parameters
  • In lieu of a design for an event or rental, create and hang a working plot to facilitate the needs of each specific event or rental
  • Actively provide support for the operations of rehearsals, tech notes, special events, rentals and any additional company functions such as backstage tours, photo shoots, B-Roll, web streaming, etc…
  • Thoroughly “prep” for each main stage production to maximize efficiency during the load-in process. This includes, but is not limited to: organizing the light and projection plot to determine the most efficient way to hang and focus equipment, prepare the inventory in advance of the hang, create detailed hang tapes, pre-label all cables, prepare and test atmospheric effects, pull/cut/frame all color & templates
  • Work with the Design & Production Associate to procure, rent or purchase lighting, audio, projection and other equipment and expendables as needed per show
  • Work with the Design Associate to create and maintain a detailed and accurate inventory of all lighting, projection, rigging, tools, misc stage equipment and atmospheric effects
  • Oversee and manage the hang, cable layout and focus of all light plots and projection plots
  • Program the lighting console and work as the board operator for all rehearsals and performances on subscription shows, and other shows as assigned
  • Coordinate safety and security with building facilities, including ensuring adherence to public assembly codes, fire codes and other operation procedures. Coordinate that the building fire detection systems and HVAC systems are in their proper modes when atmospheric effects are used on stage
  • During “tech”, attend and participate in all post rehearsal and post-performance tech notes sessions
  • Stay informed about each production by reading production notes, rehearsal reports and performance reports. Respond to any reported problems and be readily available for troubleshooting
  • Maintain the lighting design for the run of the show to ensure quality, including daily dimmer checks, focus checks and inspecting the plot for color burnouts, etc…
  • In the absence of a projectionist; hang, focus and maintain ACT’s minimal projection equipment
  • Oversee and maintain all house and aisle lighting inside the Strand Theater auditorium
  • Perform the upkeep, repairs and routine maintenance of all ACT lighting, projection, rigging and atmospheric effects equipment, including any associated storage rooms, offices and infrastructure
  • Work with and communicate with other department to maintain a unified and organized crew
  • Oversee the annual budget of the electrics department and ongoing maintenance labor for the Strand main stage
  • Keep and submit accurate payroll records and timesheets for the department
  • Assist Production Management in the recommended maintenance of machinery, equipment, tools, facilities and the reporting of any necessary repairs
  • Coordinate and assist the technical staff from ACT’s Conservatory and other educational initiatives to loan them equipment from the Strand theater inventory
  • Keep informed and up to date with advanced knowledge about changes, training and technical advancements in the industry
  • Attend other production meetings, as requested
  • Manage personnel safety and uphold safety protocols within the department. Participate in all required training
  • Other duties as assigned

 

Qualifications:

  • Previous significant Head / Production Electrician experience required (minimum three years)
  • ETCP Electrician certification preferred
  • Knowledge of current lighting technology – moving lights, wireless systems, dimming, and power distribution
  • Proficient with programming ETC EOS family of lighting consoles
  • Proficient with programming and troubleshooting moving lights (currently VL inventory & Martin inventory)
  • Exceptional collaborative attitude. Exceptional customer service attitude
  • Proficient computer skills in: Lightwright, Vectorworks, and MS Office
  • Working knowledge and proficient maintenance skills with theatrical atmospheric effects
  • Working knowledge of basic projection equipment / computer networking & systems
  • Complete understanding of backstage etiquette. A good working knowledge of technical theatre practices.
  • Capable of understanding and interpreting technical plans, and paperwork.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word, PowerPoint, Autocad and Vectorworks
  • This position is physical in nature. The ability to climb ladders, lifts, catwalks, grids, reach above head. Ability to bend, kneel, stoop, push, pull and lift up to 40 pounds and repeatedly ascend and descend stairs is essential

 

Ability to:

  • Handle oneself in a professional & positive manner whilst working in close collaboration designers, directors, artists and stage managersWork in a detail oriented manner, be resourceful and flexible, and be able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Organize and communicate information clearly, both verbally and in writing
  • Excellent work ethic and ability to work well in a team.
  • Effectively problem solve and troubleshoot
  • Face demanding situations with tenacity, diplomacy, and sensitivity under pressure
  • Work irregular hours, evening hours, long hours and weekend as required

 

To Apply:

Please email a cover letter, resume, and references to productionjobs@act-sf.org with Master Technician Search in the subject line.
 

Materials may also be mailed to:

Master Technician Search
A.C.T. Attn: Production
30 Grant Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94108-5834
   

    Start Date: October 1, 2018

    Deadline: Open until filled.

     


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Graphic Designer

Status: Full-Time / Regular / Non-Exempt
Reports To: Graphic Design Manager
Salary: DOE + Benefits

American Conservatory Theater has an immediate opening for a talented and motivated Graphic Designer to join the organization’s in-house design team. Our three-member team is passionate about design, and committed to creating concept-driven, imaginative, and relevant pieces that live up to A.C.T.’s high standards of creativity. The graphic design team operates within A.C.T.’s marketing department.
 

Responsibilities may involve any of the following:

  • Conceptualizing and designing original art for posters, postcards, brochures, environmental graphics, annual reports, logos, and invitations for A.C.T.’s mainstage productions, Conservatory classes and productions, and Development department
  • Oversee the design process for assigned projects, with input from the Graphic Design Manager, which includes meeting with internal clients, presenting concepts, and ensuring on-time delivery of materials.
  • Assist in the layout and design of all advertising needs, both in print and digital arenas
  • Supervise the graphic design fellow, when needed

 

Qualifications:

  • Minimum 1 year experience
  • Proficiency in CC Photoshop / Illustrator / InDesign (Mac platform)
  • Strong conceptual skills, sophisticated design sensibilities, creative typographic solutions
  • Ability to offer a variety of design options
  • Ability to efficiently organize, prioritize, and multi-task
  • Interpersonal skills: communicates clearly, takes direction well


To Apply:

Please email a cover letter with salary requirements, a resume, and samples (or a link to your website) to hrmarketing@act-sf.org with Graphic Designer Search in the subject line. Applications without salary requirements may not be considered. If contacted for an interview, candidates must present a portfolio. Hard copy materials cannot be returned.
 

Materials may also be mailed to:

Graphic Designer Search
A.C.T. Attn: Human Resources
30 Grant Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94108-5834
   

 

Director of Marketing

Status: Full-Time / Regular / Exempt
Reports To: Executive Director
Salary: DOE + Benefits

American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) seeks a creative and strategic Director of Marketing to lead all aspects of Marketing.

As the driver of institutional messaging for the organization you will partner with the Directors of various departments, including A.C.T.’s world-renowned Conservatory for Actor Training, Education and Community Outreach and Development teams, to set audience and revenue goals and craft the messaging and design of all digital and print campaigns for their specific programs.

As the owner of marketing programs you will motivate your team to create marketing campaigns for subscription and single ticket sales earning more than $7.5 million in earned revenue. A key member of the operating committee, the Director of Marketing reports directly to the Executive Director and leads a team that includes the Associate Director of Marketing, Digital Content Manager, Publications Manager, Senior Graphic Designer, Director of Ticket Services, and an external Public Relations office.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and execute on a consistent articulation of A.C.T.’s desired image and position throughout the community, the theater world and beyond to all constituents, both internal and external.
  • Conduct audience research to drive more effective marketing programs.
  • Create, implement, and measure the success of marketing, communications, and public relations campaigns with a specific emphasis on:
      
    • The development of subscription and single-show sales campaigns to increase earned revenue.
    • Optimization of current subscriber and ticket buyer engagement programs with a major focus on growing attendance and deepening relationships with current subscribers.
    • Launching and leveraging the new Tessitura software platform to drive ticket sales, advance donor development, and deepen overall audience engagement.
    • Ensure systems are in place that provide the team with accurate and accessible data utilizing modern marketing techniques.
  • Oversee the development and implementation of materials and services in collaboration with other departments/programs such as the Conservatory and Development departments.
  • Develop short and long term plans and budgets for the marketing/publications/public relations programs, monitor progress, assure adherence, and evaluate performance.
  • Mentor, and provide performance management of marketing staff, including training and development activities as well as regular feedback.
  • Represent A.C.T. and build external contacts within various communities, organizations, and service groups.
  • Be versed in marketing and theater best practices.
  • Additional projects as needed.

 

Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of management experience in marketing, ideally in an arts or not-for-profit environment. Advanced studies in marketing/communications are ideal.
  • Consistent track record leading subscription campaigns and a meaningful record of accomplishment in theater, arts, or event marketing. Ideally would also include efforts developing and leading institutional marketing efforts.
  • Working knowledge of CRM, digital marketing and social media (ideally with a knowledge of the Tessitura platform).
  • Experience leading the design and production of print materials and publications.
  • Extraordinary written and social skills, deadline-driven and detail-oriented, and have experience communicating with artists, press and community partners, and senior management.
  • Strong creative, strategic, analytical, and organizational skills with an ability to be flexible.
  • Experience developing and handling budgets; direct hiring, training, and development of staff, providing regular feedback and training opportunities.
  • Passion for theater.


To Apply:

Please email a cover letter, salary requirements, and resume to hr@act-sf.org with Director of Marketing Search in the subject line.
 

Materials may also be mailed to:

Director of Marketing Search
A.C.T. Attn: Human Resources
30 Grant Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94108-5834
   

 

Geary Head of Props

Department: Production
Status: I.A.T.S.E Local 16 Full Time, Seasonal Position (40 weeks)
Reports To: Director of Production
Salary & Benefits: I.A.T.S.E Local 16


A.C.T. (LORT A) seeks a venue Head of Props for our historic Geary Theater. The Head of Props is a working member of the Geary Theater house crew, and is responsible for the safe and accurate running of stage properties, supervising and leading the I.A.T.S.E properties crew members, during load- in/outs, technical rehearsals, runs; Head of Props is responsible for maintaining backstage and onstage areas and stage equipment.
 

Responsibilities:

  • Supervise, manage, direct and work with the prop department crew consistent with the I.A.T.S.E. agreement during load- ins, technical rehearsals, runs and load-outs; as well as the setup, operation, run, maintenance and repairs of all props for all productions
  • Accurately spike/mark onstage locations of scenery, props from drawings and ground plans
  • Work closely with A.C.T’s properties master and stage managers when transferring properties from their care and supervision in the creation/rehearsal process over to the running and maintenance throughout the load in, tech and run of shows
  • Install and maintain a variety of production elements including but not limited to: hand props, weapons, personal props, consumable props, furniture pieces, set dressing, greenery/foliage, ground cloths, carpet, dance marleys and mechanical special effects
  • Install and maintain band and music related equipment including but not limited to setting up the orchestra pit (baffling, music stands, backline gear, MD platform etc) or moving piano
  • Actively participate in trouble shooting and problem solving transitions with running crews and stage management teams on stage transitions and prop hand offs throughout the tech process
  • With stage management, upkeep of running sheets for props, record notes and changes
  • Work collaboratively and closely with other I.A.T.S.E house crew including Head Carpenter, Head Electrics, Head Audio, Flyman in all areas of load-ins & outs, technical rehearsals and performances
  • Support the creative team for all productions to realize designs with accuracy, on schedule and within budget parameters
  • Actively provide support for the operations of on stage rehearsals, tech notes, special events, rentals and any additional company functions such as backstage tours, photo shoots, B-Roll, web streaming, etc.
  • Work collaboratively with production management teams to manage crew calls and schedule the work days efficiently to stay within production budgets
  • Maintain backstage and onstage areas, and any props related supplies and equipment including but not limited to stage paint supplies, green room tea and coffee supplies
  • Any other production related duties as assigned

 

Qualifications:

  • Previous experience of three years or more as a Head Prop person or Assistant Head Prop person at a  LORT theater or a similar theatrical/ performance venue
  • Strong technical knowledge and skilled experience in running shows, building, repairing, and maintaining various types of props for theatrical productions
  • Strong craft skills in the following areas: woodworking, metalworking, sewing, furniture finishing, upholstery, electronics, plastics, casting, and molding
  • Experience installing, repairing, and maintaining floors such as carpet, dance marley and ground cloths
  • Previous experience inventorying, tracking, purchasing, preparing, packing, and unpacking all types of properties
  • A basic understanding of Adobe Photoshop is a plus
  • Valid Driver’s license a plus

     

Ability to:

  • Be an excellent collaborator in the process of creating new work and new productions
  • Interact with a diverse group of constituents including visiting directors, designers, artists, administrative staff, technical crews and students
  • Read, evaluate and implement designs from CAD drawings and prints required
  • Organize and communicate information clearly, both verbally and in writing
  • Work in a detail oriented manner, be resourceful and flexible, and be able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Effectively problem solve and troubleshoot
  • To reach above head, lift and maneuver 50 pounds
  • Face demanding situations with tenacity, diplomacy, and sensitivity under pressure
  • Work comfortably at heights such as catwalks, ladders and lifts
  • Work independently and as part of team
  • Work irregular hours, evening hours, long hours and weekend as required
     


To Apply:

Please email cover letter, resume, and references to productionjobs@act-sf.org with Geary Head of Props Search in the subject line.
 

Materials may also be mailed to:

Geary Head of Props Search
A.C.T. Attn: Human Resources
30 Grant Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94108-5834
   

 

Wigs Supervisor

Department: Production
Status: Full Time / Seasonal / Non-Exempt (Approx. 35 weeks)
Reports To: Wig Master
Salary: Hourly DOE + Benefits


The Wig Supervisor is responsible for the overall execution and implementation of the running and maintenance of the wigs, hair and makeup on all A.C.T mainstage productions. They shall maintain the integrity of the wig and hair design throughout each production as established by the Wig Master for these productions. The Wig Supervisor hires, oversees & supervises overhire wig run crew when additional positions are required. Otherwise, they shall be responsible for carrying out all duties associated with running the show. They assist actors with the application and removal of all wigs, facial hair and makeup. They are responsible for creating, documenting, and updating run of show paperwork as well as taking photographs of the actors in their character looks for the show bible. They shall work closely with Stage Management, and Wardrobe to create run tracks for overhire wig & makeup crew. They shall participate in the inventorying, upkeep and maintenance of the basement wig room supplies as well as the overall A.C.T wig stock.
 

Responsibilities:

  • Overall execution and implementation of the running and maintenance of the wigs, hair and makeup on all A.C.T mainstage productions from load in until the closing, pack out and load out of each production
  • Completes pre-show and post show duties including: application and removal of wigs and facial hair, styling actors hair and specialty makeup application
  • In close collaboration with the Wig Master and Stage Management, create and implement wig running crew paperwork to assure that all actor hair and makeup needs are met for each production
  • Provide updated or amended wig running crew paperwork to the Wig Master by opening night of each production
  • Assist in the creation of a Show Bible by providing all paperwork documents to the Wig Master as well as taking archival photos of each characters looks (and as applicable changes to the look)
  • Attend Designer Runs and other pertinent pre-dress rehearsal meetings as assigned by Wig Master
  • Implement hair and make-up design applications as established by the Wig Master
  • Work with Wig Master and Stage Management to schedule wig calls for performers during the tech, tech/ preview and performance period
  • Work with the Sound Department to incorporate any microphone placement into the Wig design
  • Maintain all wigs and facial hair elements as assigned, including cleaning and restyling as needed
  • Assist in training actors during each production on the make-up design for the show
  • Collect all wigs, hair pieces, facial hair and make-up after the closing of each main stage show
  • Provide support for photo shoots, marketing and press events as assigned by Wig Master
  • Hire and oversee additional run crew swings and crew members as necessary
  • Assist in training wig run crew in theater and backstage etiquette and maintain this etiquette among the crew during the run
  • Overall supervision of wig run crew; Duties including but not limited to, assigning run tracks to crew, working with the Wigs Master to set all crew call times, training the crew on the correct wig application, make-up technique, hair styling, and sanitation pertinent to the show, ensure the run crew maintains the integrity of the design as established by the Wigs Master, manage & collect overhire crew paperwork checking that they are appropriately filled out
  • For Strand productions, this position is expected to work collaboratively and hold cross departmental responsibilities with the wardrobe crew
  • Manage personnel safety and uphold safety protocols within the department, and participate in all required training
  • Participates in the inventorying, upkeep and cleanliness of the Geary wig room, stock and common wig/ wardrobe areas to maintain a well-stocked, clean and organized wig room
  • Participates in the maintenance of A.C.T wig stock as assigned by Wigs Master
  • Communicate regularly with Wig Master and Costume Shop Head on any pertinent production related matters
  • Notifies Wig Master immediately of any damage to wigs or show-related incidents and issues.
  • Attends Wig Department or Costume Shop Department and All Company meetings as required
  • Other duties as assigned, including but not limited to; cleaning and resetting the wigs and makeup items, ventilating or fronting hair items

 

Qualifications:

  • Education and/or significant high level, hands on professional experience (minimum one year) with an emphasis on wig & make-up and theate
  • Proficient styling and maintaining all types of wigs and facial hair
  • Familiarity with hygiene and sanitation techniques related to make-up, wigs, and hair
  • Familiarity with period and historical hairstyles and costumes
  • Excellent work ethic including but not limited to:  time management, work flow management, self motivation, diplomacy, and interpersonal and collaborative communication skills
  • Excellent crew management skills including but not limited to: time management, work flow management, and interpersonal and collaborative communications skills
  • Basic computer competency with computer programs such as Microsoft word, excel, emails
  • Must be able to sit and stand for long periods of time. Job requires continuous and repetitive use of hands and wrists, for fine gripping and forceful gripping. Ability to reach above head, lift up to 15 pounds and repeatedly ascend and descend stairs is essential
  • Ability to do a variety of men’s haircuts, as needed and cosmetology license a plus
  • Wig Ventilating and Wig making skills highly desirable
  • Experience with prosthetic application and painting a plus

     

Ability to:

  • Organize and communicate information clearly, both verbally and in writing
  • Travel between any/all A.C.T. locations and other assigned local travel
  • Work in a detail oriented manner, be resourceful and flexible, and be able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Effectively problem solve and troubleshoot
  • Face demanding situations with tenacity, diplomacy, and sensitivity under a lot of pressure
  • Deal with high profile personalities
  • Work collaboratively across all production departments to ensure a good working environment and the success of the show
  • Work independently and as part of team
  • Work irregular hours, evening hours, long hours and weekend as required
     


To Apply:

Please email cover letter including salary requirements, resume, and references to productionjobs@act-sf.org with Wigs Supervisor Search in the subject line.
 

Materials may also be mailed to:

Wigs Supervisor Search
A.C.T. Attn: Human Resources
30 Grant Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94108-5834
   

 

Strand Rembe Head Carpenter

Department: Production
Status: I.A.T.S.E Local 16 Seasonal Position / Non-Exempt
Reports To:
Production Manager
Rate:
$21.68/hr
Benefits:
I.A.T.S.E Local 16
Schedule: 
Schedule varies. Evenings and weekend hours required during tech and performance periods. Seasonal Employment is generally (22) weeks per season


American Conservatory Theater seeks a Head Carpenter for the Strand Rembe Theater (LORT C) for its subscription programs. The Head Carpenter is a working member of the stage crew and shall be primarily responsible for leading load in, installation, setup of scenery, props, other stage elements as well as supervising and training the overhire stage crew in areas of scenery, automation, fly, rigging and stage props. The Head Carpenter shall participate in all areas of production where necessary including but not limited to props, electrics, sound, video or other production needs.

Responsibilities:

  • Setup and strike scenery, properties, soft goods and other stage elements for productions.
  • Working with the scene shop to safely install scenery and properties for productions.
  • Participate as running crew for all productions.
  • Oversee and perform scenic and properties maintenance for productions.
  • Communicate scenery information clearly in collaboration with other production areas for the success of the production.
  • Take responsibility for the cleanliness of the physical stage, grid, loft, stage wings, trap room, and the smooth transition of scenery between the stage and any offstage storage areas.
  • Oversee and train over hire crew as required.
  • Ensure that scenic automated gear is properly and safely installed.
  • Simple fabrication or amendment of scenery pieces as required.
  • Maintain venue tools and equipment.
  • Maintain a list of venue consumables that need to replenish for each season.
  • Attend pre-production meetings and tech notes if required.
  • Any other production related duties as assigned.
 

    Qualifications, Education, and Experience:

  • 2 plus years of professional experience in theatrical installation, scenic construction, stage supervision in a theater environment (LORT preferred)
  • Hands on leadership, creative problem solving and critical thinking required.
  • Strong verbal, interpersonal communication skills and writing skills. 
  • Demonstrated skills of theatrical carpentry, welding, rigging, automation, knot-tying, soft goods, scenic props, basic scenic paints.
  • Demonstrated skills to operate carpentry hand tools and power tools, ladders and lifts proficiently.
  • Working knowledge of theatrical rigging practices and chain motor rigging. ETCP rigging certification highly desirable.
  • Complete understanding of backstage etiquette. A good working knowledge of technical theatre practices.
  • Capable of understanding and interpreting technical plans, and paperwork.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word, PowerPoint, Autocad and Vectorworks
  • Valid Drivers’ license and clean DMV record required.
  • This position is physical in nature. The ability to climb ladders, lifts, catwalks, grids, reach above head. Ability to bend, kneel, stoop, push, pull and lift up to 40 pounds and repeatedly ascend and descend stairs is essential.
 

Ability to:

  • Handle oneself in a professional & positive manner whilst working in close collaboration designers, directors, artists and stage managers
  • Work in a detail oriented manner, be resourceful and flexible, and be able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Organize and communicate information clearly, both verbally and in writing
  • Excellent work ethic and ability to work well in a team.
  • Effectively problem solve and troubleshoot
  • Face demanding situations with tenacity, diplomacy, and sensitivity under pressure
  • Work irregular hours, evening hours, long hours and weekend as required


To Apply:

Please send resume, references, and cover letter including salary requirements to productionjobs@act-sf.org with Strand Rembe Head Carpenter Search in the subject line.

Deadline: Open until filled.


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Overhire Wigs Run Crew

Status: Seasonal, Hourly, Production-by-production basis
Reports To:
Wig Supervisor
Salary:
DOE (Not Eligible for Benefits)

A.C.T is looking for seasonal overhire wigs run crew for its upcoming productions in 2018. The Wigs Crew is responsible for the overall execution and implementation of the running and maintenance of the wigs, hair and makeup during A.C.T. productions. They shall maintain the integrity of the wig and hair design throughout the production as established by the Wig Master. They assist actors with the application and removal of all wigs, facial hair and makeup. They are responsible for documenting and updating pre show and run of show paperwork as well as taking photographs of the actors in their character looks for the show bible. They shall participate in the inventorying, upkeep and maintenance of the basement wig room supplies during the production run.

Responsibilities:

  • Running and maintenance of the wigs, hair and makeup during the production from load in until the closing and load out.
  • Completes pre-show and post show duties including: application and removal of wigs and facial hair, styling actors hair and specialty makeup application.
  • Assist Wigs Supervisor in creating wig running crew paperwork to assure that all actor hair and makeup needs are met.
  • Participate in providing updated or amended wig run crew track paperwork to the Wig Supervisor in a timely fashion.
  • Assist in the creation of a Show Bible by providing all paperwork documents to the Wig Master as well as taking archival photos of each characters looks (and as applicable changes to the look).
  • Attend Designer Runs and other pertinent pre-dress rehearsal meetings as assigned by Wig Supervisor.
  • Implement hair and make-up design applications as established by the Wig Master.
  • Work with Wig Master and Stage Management to schedule wig calls for performers during the tech, tech/ preview and performance period.
  • Work with the Sound Department to incorporate any microphone placement into the Wig design.
  • Maintain all wigs and facial hair elements as assigned, including cleaning and restyling as needed.
  • Participates in the inventorying, upkeep and cleanliness of the Geary wig room, stock and common wig/ wardrobe areas to maintain a well-stocked, clean and organized wig room.
  • Notifies Wig Master immediately of any damage to wigs or show-related incidents and issues.
  • Other duties as assigned, including but not limited to; cleaning and resetting the wigs and makeup items, ventilating or fronting hair items.

 

Qualifications:

  • Education and/or significant high level, hands on professional experience (minimum one year) with an emphasis on wig & make-up and theater.
  • Proficient styling and maintaining all types of wigs and facial hair.
  • Applied all lace, human hair wigs.
  • Familiarity with hygiene and sanitation techniques related to make-up, wigs, and hair.
  • Familiarity with period and historical hairstyles and makeup.
  • Excellent work ethic including but not limited to: time management, self-motivation, diplomacy, and interpersonal and collaborative communication skills.
  • Must be able to sit and stand for long periods of time. Job requires continuous and repetitive use of hands and wrists, for fine gripping and forceful gripping. Ability to reach above head, lift up to 15 pounds and repeatedly ascend and descend stairs is essential.
  • Ability to do a variety of men’s haircuts, as needed and cosmetology license a plus
  • Experience with prosthetic application and painting a plus
  • Ventilating and wig making experience a plus


Able to:

  • Organize and communicate information clearly, both verbally and in writing
  • Work in a detail oriented manner, be resourceful and flexible, and be able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Effective problem solving abilities
  • Face demanding situations with tenacity and sensitivity under pressure
  • Work independently and as part of team
  • Work irregular hours, evening hours, long hours and weekend as required


To Apply:

Please send cover letter and resume, including references, to productionjobs@act-sf.org with Wigs Run Crew Search in the subject line.

Materials may also be mailed to:

Wigs Run Crew Search
A.C.T. - Human Resources
30 Grant Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94108-5834
 

Bartender

Status: Part Time / Seasonal
Reports To: Theater Manager
Salary: Hourly plus tips

A.C.T. seeks an individual to serve as Bartender for performances and events at all three of our downtown performance venues. Duties include professionally serving drinks and snacks at one of several bar locations for a variety of patrons, cleaning bar areas and equipment, restocking supplies, operating registers and balancing cash banks.

Qualifications:

Bartending and cash handling experience in a high-pressure, fast-paced environment required. Fast-paced intermission work means handling customer requests and complaints while serving several patrons at once. Knowledge of wine, liquors, and mixology preferred. Need to be self-motivated to uphold and enforce ABC laws, health codes, and company policies and procedures. Must be punctual and have an exemplary attendance record. Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs and stand for extended periods of time. Previous bar or food service experience a must.

To Apply:

Please send cover letter and resume to hr@act-sf.org with Bartender Search in the subject line, or mail materials to:

Bartender Search
A.C.T.
30 Grant Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94108-5834

Deadline: Open until filled.


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Non-Union Stage Crew

Status: Hourly, Overhire

American Conservatory of Theater is collecting resumes for upcoming non-union overhire positions working at The Strand Theater, our newly-reopened 283 seat venue in the Central Market area. Overhire for load in/load out positions sought in the following areas:

  • Carpentry/Master Carpenter
  • Rigging
  • Props
  • Electrics
  • Sound/Tech
  • Scenic Artists

Resumes also being accepted for run crew positions.

Candidates should have a well-rounded production background, in addition to the necessary skills and experience in the fields in which they are applying.

Hiring is on per-show basis throughout the season/year and compensation is based on an hourly rate and is commensurate with experience.

To Apply:

Please send resume and cover letter to productionjobs@act-sf.org.

Deadline: Ongoing



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