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"A.C.T. is not just a place where you come to see plays. It's a place where you come to talk about plays, where you come to meet artists, where you come to learn about the making of art. It's a place that opens your heart and your mind, and can actually teach you something about the world. It's a place in which you are transformed."
Carey Perloff, Artistic Director


American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) is the Bay Area’s Tony Award-winning flagship theater. Renowned for its rich variety of programming, A.C.T. presents great plays and musicals, and pushes the boundaries of theatrical storytelling.
 
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, Nicholas Cage, Darren Criss, Harry Hamlin, Anika Noni Rose, Anna Deavere Smith, and Denzel Washington. It performs in the historic Geary Theater and the recently-opened, state-of-the-art Strand Theater, both in San Francisco. A.C.T. takes pride in its tremendous theatrical 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.

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

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Human Resources Manager

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

A.C.T. seeks a dynamic and skilled human resources professional to oversee the development and implementation of all human resources programs and services for the company, including employee relations, talent acquisition, employee development, retention, legal compliance, benefits, labor relations, employment practices and procedures, and employee communications. This position will serve as member of the Senior Management team.

Responsibilities:

  • Human Resources Strategy Development – Working with all levels of company management, plan, develop, and administer a comprehensive human resources program that encourages and supports the development of a company culture that emphasizes the mission, vision and values of A.C.T. Establishes and maintains human resources policies which provides a clear operating framework for staff, and ensure the preservation of a positive work environment.
  • HR Policies & Procedures – Maintain up-to-date knowledge of employment law. Ensure that A.C.T.’s HR policies, procedures, and practices meet all legal requirements and compliance with local, state, and Federal regulations. Generate and maintain Employee Handbook and other HR publications.
  • Recruitment & Staffing – In collaboration with senior leadership and departmental managers, create and implement talent acquisition, development, and retention strategies that ensure appropriate staffing. Assist managers in creation of job descriptions. Work directly with managers to recruit, interview, select and hire staff, including developing, implementing and continuously improving a comprehensive on-boarding program for new employees.
  • Compensation & Benefits – Provide analytical and technical support in the development and delivery of compensation and benefit programs to ensure that such programs are appropriately competitive. Work with brokers and advisors in evaluating and selecting health and other benefits programs. Responsibility for management and oversight of part time benefits administrator, who oversees the administration of all benefits programs, including health, dental, vision, Life/LTD, Workers Compensation, 403(b) plan, Flexible Spending Accounts, commuter programs, and other voluntary benefits and coordinates annual open enrollment process.
  • Employee Relations – Offer consultation, facilitation and resolution strategies for workplace issues. Assist in communications between employees and supervisors, corrective action and planning, disciplinary actions, and explanation and clarification of A.C.T. policies and procedures. Assist in developing, maintaining and improving employee relationships via communication, performance management, grievance and/or dispute resolution as well as interpreting and conveying A.C.T. policies.
  • Other – Serve as staff liaison with Conservatory, including support of WASC, Title IX, and Dispute Resolution Committee, administration of Student Accident Policy (classroom accidents) and other Conservatory programs; serve as member of the Diversity Committee and the Life Safety Committee; act as advisor for Union matters (AEA, IATSE, SEIU, etc). Additional and special projects as assigned or requested.


Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 10 years of progressively responsible human resources management  experience. Experience working in a complex, fast-paced will be important. Must be able to work at all levels of HR: strategic, operational, and tactical.
  • Experience in managing a human resources program, including recruitment, organizational development, employee/labor relations, compensation, human resources policy and procedure development and interpretation.  Experience in the non-profit sector preferred; arts experience a plus.
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of human resources administration; current Federal, State, and local employment law; principles of organization and management.
  • Strong leadership, interpersonal, planning, analytical, and organizational skills; excellent written and oral communication skills; high level presentation, negotiation, problem-solving, conflict-resolution skills; flexible and creative with maximum integrity. Ability to respond to multiple and competing demands.
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with a variety of  constituencies, including managers, staff, vendors and the general public.
  • Ability to exercise the utmost confidentiality and discretion when handling sensitive material and situations.
  • Strong computer skills.

To Apply: Please send cover letter including salary expectations and resume to hr@act-sf.org with HR Director Search in the subject line.

Deadline: Open until filled.


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Head of Voice, Masters of Fine Arts Faculty

Status: Full Time / Seasonal / Exempt
Reports To: Conservatory Director
Salary: DOE + Benefits

American Conservatory Theater seeks experienced voice teacher/associate artist to train actors in top-ranked MFA program and to support and collaborate on professional productions with Tony award winning LORT A Company. This senior member of the full-time faculty will oversee the voice curriculum in the MFA and must have expertise in teaching voice for actors with an emphasis on authenticity and embodiment.

The successful candidate will also be able to relate vocal training to the larger question of character transformation in acting and will have experience in one or several acknowledged voice/breath pedagogies including but not limited to Berry, Linklater, Middendorf or Fitzmaurice work.

An eclectic background is desirable and an openness to innovating pedagogy is required. The person in this position will teach in the MFA, serve as a student advisor and coach student productions. S/he may direct MFA productions depending on interest and previous experience.

As an Associate Artist, the voice specialist will offer vocal support to the professional company as needed. Significant professional experience as a performer and/or coach is highly desirable. Instructional background in a university or conservatory situation required. MFA or other terminal degree preferred.
Position begins in the fall term of 2017. A.C.T.’s academic year runs from late August until mid/late May. The school seeks persons with diverse and multicultural perspectives.

To Apply:
Please send cover letter, resume, one page personal statement and three letters of recommendation to hr@act-sf.org with Voice Specialist Search in the subject line, or mail materials to:

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

Deadline: Resumes received before March 1, 2017 will be given priority consideration, but search will remain open until position is filled.


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Box Office Manager

A.C.T. seeks an experienced Box Office Manager to oversee all box office operations for the 1,000-seat Geary Theater, the 283-seat Strand Theater as well as other A.C.T. spaces, conservatory productions and special events. The box office handles more than 300 performances each season, with approximately $3.5 million in single ticket sales, generated through phone, window, and online single ticket orders. The box office is also in charge of subscription rescheduling, and group sales.

Responsibilities:

  • Oversee all recruiting, training, scheduling and daily supervision of the staff of 8-10 Treasurers.
  • Supervise curtain shifts, ensuring that all tickets and reports are printed, and any money is correctly accounted.
  • Build all conservatory and special programming in the AudienceView system.
  • Set customer service policies and procedures for single ticket, subscription, and group sales.
  • Train staff in the AudienceView ticketing system and on A.C.T. policies and procedures.
  • Attend weekly marketing meetings to keep abreast of new events and opportunities and formulate and execute marketing strategies.
  • Prepare deposits, box office statements, sales summaries, and other reports.
  • Transmit inventory and fulfill orders for third-party retailers such as Goldstar.
  • Work with the Development department to serve the special needs of donors and events.
  • Track, respond to, and process information and internal ticket requests.
  • Print and delegate the packaging of tickets for mailing and will call.
  • Ensure that the box office is consistently providing patrons, donors, artists, staff and others with the highest levels of customer service.
  • Maintain a positive, goal focused, team environment.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 3 years experience in ticket services, including staff management
  • Excellent Communication (verbal and written), Organization, Prioritization, Customer Service skills
  • Demonstrated leadership ability
  • Ability to work under pressure and prioritize multiple projects with competing deadlines
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (e.g. Word, Excel) and ticketing software
  • Ability to work with, lead, persuade and inspire diverse contingencies

Preferred:

  • Proven track record of meeting sales goals
  • Experience with AudienceView
  • A love for and knowledge of the theater

To Apply: Please send cover letter and resume to hr@act-sf.org with Box Office Manager in the subject line.

Deadline: Open until filled.


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Associate Front of House Manager

A.C.T. seeks a dynamic, people-oriented individual to spearhead Front of House operations for the historic American Conservatory Theater. The Associate FOH Manager works closely with members of the public and also virtually every department within the A.C.T. organization.

Responsibilities:

  • Function as House Manager for shows at the Strand and Costume Shop Theaters.
  • Supervise Front of House staff (ushers, bartenders, security) during performances and special events.
  • Oversee and maintain the cleanliness and safety of the theater space (lobby, bars, auditorium, etc.).
  • Reconcile banks and prepare nightly deposits from multiple point-of-sale stations.
  • Prepare thorough and accurate nightly sales and house manager reports.
  • Work effectively with stage management to ensure performances start on time and run smoothly.
  • Address unique or special situations quickly, and solve problems efficiently.
  • Serve as primary point person for all emergency situations. (Training in First Aid, CPR and AED a plus.)
  • A commitment to ensuring that all of our guests have the best experience possible.

Qualifications:

  • The successful candidate will have a minimum of 3-5 years of House Management experience and must exemplify the highest standards of customer service.
  • Positive, energetic outlook and the ability to effectively manage and interact with a variety of constituencies, from patrons and donors to staff and trustees.
  • Demonstrated skills in budgeting, accounting, and forecasting required, as are good computer skills (Microsoft Office).
  • Physical requirements include ability to safely navigate stairs, work in dark environments and lift up to 35 pounds.
  • Night and weekend hours will be required.

To Apply: Please send cover letter and resume to hr@act-sf.org with FOH Manager Search in the subject line.

Deadline: Open until filled.


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Associate Production Manager

Status: Full Time / Regular / Exempt
Reports To: Production Manager
Salary: DOE + Benefits

American Conservatory Theater (LORT A) seeks an Associate Production Manager with a particular focus on carpentry and rigging, to be part of our dynamic team. Reporting to the PM, this position oversees and manages the execution of production elements for assigned productions at A.C.T. We are looking for a creative problem solver, someone who has excellent technical and communication skills, thrives in a team atmosphere and is articulate and imaginative.

Responsibilities:

  • Serve as primary Production Manager for main stage productions, events and rentals in multiple venues as assigned by the Production Manager.
  • Create and distribute any production paperwork including GP and Section drafts, Scenery bid packages, lineset schedules, street-parking permits, production summaries and schedules.
  • Advance and coordinate productions with particular focus on technical and budget analysis, arrangement of equipment, and determination and communication of scheduling of technical staff and stagehands, working closely with creative teams of each production.
  • Supervise union, and hire and supervise non-union production staff/crews throughout the A.C.T campus.
  • Oversee and manage the external scene shop’s construction process from the initial design submission, to the bid process, construction phase, to installation, load in, run and strike.
  • Assist the PM in the management of all Union labor contracts and employees, including: IATSE Stagehands, Wardrobe, USA Designers, AEA Stage Managers, AFM Musicians.
  • Assist the PM in the management and oversight of the Production Department.
  • Assist the PM in the creation and the implementation of new policies and procedures within the production department to improve efficiency for the ongoing operations and mission fulfillment of A.C.T.
  • Assist the PM in the management of personnel safety and uphold safety policies and protocols within the department. Institute and uphold all required health and safety training.
  • Assist the Production Manager with budget estimates, financial projections, and staff planning as needed.


Qualifications:

  • A BA/BFA in theatre or equivalent professional experience (3-5 years) in production management or technical direction.
  • Strong technical experience particularly in the areas of scenery construction, carpentry and rigging.
  • Experience and proficiency in CAD drafting (AutoCAD/ Vectorworks). Experience in solving complicated technical and logistical problems. Knowledge of Automation systems is highly desirable.
  • Experience in managing budgets and expenditures.
  • Advanced knowledge of theatre procedures and practices, especially in the production department.
  • Willingness to work on an irregular schedule, including overtime as needed.
  • Excellent oral, writing, and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent work ethic and a sense of humor is a must.
  • Strong computer skills a must. Proficiency on PC (preferred) and MAC using Microsoft Office.
  • Valid Driver’s License and a clean DMV report required.
  • Must be able to lift 35 pounds.


To Apply: Please send cover letter including salary requirements, resume, and references to hr@act-sf.org with Associate Production Manager Search in the subject line.

Deadline: Open until filled.


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Studio A.C.T. Faculty

Status: Part-time
Reports To: Studio A.C.T. Director
Salary: Hourly 
 
American Conservatory Theater’s Studio A.C.T. program seeks dynamic and knowledgeable faculty members to teach adult students in a variety of performance disciplines. Studio A.C.T. is committed to providing a uniquely diverse student body with a safe and joyful atmosphere in which to explore their artistry. The program serves students with a range of abilities and experiences. exploring and developing beginner to advanced performance skills. Subjects include, but are not limited to, general acting, voice and speech, and musical theater performance, and movement. We are interested in meeting candidates with demonstrated expertise in one or more performance discipline for current and future vacancies.

Responsibilities:

  • Work with Studio A.C.T. Director to develop and then deliver course content that aligns with Studio A.C.T.’s core values:
      • Include a plurality of perspectives in all classroom discussions.
      • Engender empathy.
      • Inspire creativity and develop artistry.
      • Enrich lives.
      • Build community.
  • Teach one (or more) course(s) in an 8-week session with enthusiasm and professionalism.
  • Complete student evaluations, attend community events, and faculty meetings.

Qualifications:

  • A BA/BFA in theater or related area. Master of Fine Arts degree strongly preferred.
  • Minimum 2 years teaching experience at the collegiate level or 5-7 years professional, theater experience.
  • Desire to teach a diverse student body.

To Apply: Please send cover letter, resume and two professional references to studio@act-sf.org with Studio A.C.T. Faculty Search in the subject line.

     • In your cover letter, please include the courses or subjects you are interested in teaching.
     • Please do not call or email to inquire submission status, you will be contacted if there is an appropriate opening.
     • We value diversity. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Deadline: Open until filled.


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Finance Associate / Accounts Payable

Status: Full Time / Regular / Non-exempt
Reports To: Director of Finance
Salary: DOE + Benefits

A.C.T. seeks a dynamic Finance Associate to join four-person finance team, with primary responsibility for overseeing accounts payable functions for $20 million theater operations. 

Responsibilities:

  • Handling the receipt, recording and payment of invoices.
  • Entering invoices into computerized accounts payable system (Blackbaud).
  • Verifying that purchases are valid, authorized and mathematically correct; verifies correct account coding and allocations.
  • Processing payments to vendors in a timely manner, taking advantage of discounts when appropriate; work with vendors to resolve issues and disputes
  • Reconciling accounts payable balance with the General Ledger.
  • Processing credit applications.
  • Reconciling monthly corporate credit card used by Organization’s employees.
  • Ensuring that authorized personnel are complying with Company procedures regarding expense reporting for invoices and corporate credit card.
  • Calculating use tax and reviews invoices and credit card transactions to ensure use tax is being paid
  • Maintaining an updated vendor list, including W-9 records; prepares annual 1099 tax documents for vendors in AP system.
  • Resolving purchasing and invoice payment issues with staff throughout the organization.
  • Maintaining Accounts Payable, contract, correspondence, and other Finance Department files; Coordinates record transfers and storage.
  • Additional duties as assigned.
     

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university, or high school diploma with additional accounting courses, or minimum of two years of accounting experience using computerized accounts payable systems.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with the principles and practices of accounts payable; must be able to apply various accounting principles, tax regulations and good business judgment to invoices.
  • Familiarity with computerized accounting systems necessary; experience with Blackbaud highly desirable.
  • Moderate to advanced skills in Microsoft Excel, as well as general computer knowledge/abilities.
  • Ability to process large volume of invoices with high degree of accuracy; ability to both multitask and work with great attention to detail.
  • Must be both a self-starter and a team player; must be able to interact in a professional manner with a wide range of people.
  • This position handles a great deal of sensitive information; the ability to maintain confidentiality is essential.


To Apply: Please send cover letter including salary expectations and resume to hr@act-sf.org with Finance AP Search in the subject line.

Deadline: Open until filled.


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Director of Development

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

The Director of Development (“DoD”) in collaboration with key leaders across the organization, will structure and execute a strategic fundraising plan that aligns the activities of the Development Department with core organizational needs. Both a seasoned fundraiser and an organizational leader, the new DoD will lead a team that will engage the whole organization in building a culture of philanthropy in support of A.C.T.’s vision. Working across departments, the DoD will assess the range of philanthropic opportunities within A.C.T.’s programs and be an effective advocate for building resources for them and for the organization as a whole.

Reporting to, and working closely with, the Executive Director, the DoD serves as a key member of the Operating Committee (Senior Management Team) and an active participant in making strategic decisions for A.C.T. The DoD contributes to institutional planning, including guidance for annual and long term revenue budgets and expense planning. The DoD is ultimately responsible for directing the resources of the Development Department and creating any new initiatives required to assure aggressive growth of contributed revenue for the organization.

He/she is responsible for all fundraising activities, including annual and capital programs, planned giving and endowment efforts, prospect research, database maintenance, mentoring and supporting all volunteers and staff involved in fundraising, supervision of donor cultivation efforts, preparation of relevant reports, government funding, and fundraising events.  Additionally, the DoD will support the recruiting of new members of the Board of Trustees. Working closely with Board of Trustees’ leadership including the Board Chair and Board President, as well as the Development Committee and the Committee on Trustees and Governance, the DoD will partner in building organization-wide capacity in support of A.C.T.’s fundraising goals.

Critical to the success of the role is the commitment of the DoD to personally build support for A.C.T. Connection to the art form and a deep comfort with engaging high-net worth individuals will be needed. The DoD will effectively represent and advocate on behalf of the organization in public forums, meetings and with a broad range of patrons, public officials, artistic partners, nonprofit and business partners and prospective supporters. Adeptly facilitating donor’s engagement with A.C.T. leadership and producing partners so that opportunities for creating enthusiasm and deeper support are maximized, will be needed to grow a stronger more diverse base of support. In partnership with the Marketing Department and the external public relations firm, the DoD will develop key messages for external constituents to promote understanding and recognition of A.C.T.’s role in the community and beyond.

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To Apply: Please contact Nancy Painter at nancy@painterexecutivesearch.com or 415.202.6240.

Deadline: Open until filled.


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Director of Marketing

Status: Full Time / Regular / Exempt
Reports To: General Manager
Salary: DOE + Benefits

A.C.T. is currently seeking a highly strategic, motivated and collaborative individual with experience leading marketing, sales and publications, with a meaningful focus on audience development and engagement. S/he will develop and oversee all marketing strategies and programs to meet earned revenue goals. This includes institutional branding campaigns, advertising (print and digital), subscription and single-show sales campaigns and all associated activities, with an emphasis on retaining and deepening relationships with current subscribers. Our Director of Marketing manages a staff which includes the Associate Director of Marketing, Publications Manager, Graphic Designer, Subscriptions Manager, and oversees the relationship with an external Public Relations office. This position reports to the General Manger.

The Director of Marketing develops, implements and supervises the department annual budget, short and long term financial projections, provides leadership and facilitates planning, project management and the monitoring of all expenses. S/he will partner with directors of various departments, including A.C.T.’s world-renown Conservatory for Actor Training, our Education and Outreach Program, and our Development Department on the creation of digital and print initiatives, as well as mail and website campaigns for their respective programs.

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 10 years of management experience with demonstrated effectiveness in marketing, sales, communications and media relations. S/he must have proven leadership and communications skills, able to influence change and strategic initiatives. In addition, s/he will have a proven track record in leading subscription campaigns and experience reflecting accomplishment in theater, arts or event planning. This individual is deadline-driven, detail oriented; possess outstanding written communications skills, have knowledge of CRM, digital marketing and social media; be experienced in communicating with artists, press, community, and managing leaders. The American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) is the largest theater company in San Francisco Bay Area, and our M.F.A. program was recently ranked #3 by On Stage among the top M.F.A. programs in the country. In addition to our magnificent Geary Theater, we have recently opened The Strand Theater, another premier venue.

To Apply: Please send cover letter including salary expectations and resume to hr@act-sf.org with Director of Marketing Search in the subject line.

Deadline: Open until filled.


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Theater Manager

Status: Full Time / Regular / Exempt
Reports To: General Manager
Salary: DOE + Benefits

A.C.T. seeks dynamic, people-oriented individual to spearhead Front of House operations for its multiple performance venues. The Theater Manager works closely with members of the public and volunteer groups, and with all departments within the A.C.T. organization.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement FOH policies for all A.C.T. venues, including emergency procedures.
  • Assist in the preparation of the annual budget for Front of House operations; prepare weekly payrolls (union & non-union), deposits, and weekly settlements; process invoices for payment; prepare monthly forecasts.
  • Advise and assist with scheduling and execution of events in the theater.
  • Manage Theater’s concessions and maintain inventory of necessary supplies, including merchandise for the bars.


Qualifications:

  • The successful candidate will have a minimum of 3 years of Theater/House management experience and must exemplify the highest standards of customer service.
  • The position requires a positive, energetic outlook and the ability to effectively manage and interact with a variety of constituencies, from patrons and donors to staff and trustees.
  • Demonstrated skills in budgeting, accounting, and forecasting required, as are good computer skills (Microsoft Office).  
  • Knowledge of food service or bar management is a plus.
  • Physical requirements include ability to safely navigate stairs, work in dark environments and lift up to 35 pounds.
  • Night and weekend hours will be required. A.C.T.’s season operates on a performance schedule of Tuesday-Sunday, generally September through late June or early July. 

To Apply: Please send cover letter including salary expectations and resume to hr@act-sf.org with Theater Manager Search in the subject line.

Deadline: Open until filled.


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Security & Patron Services Representative

Status: Part-time
Reports To: Theater Manager 
Salary: $15/hour

The Security & Patron Services Representative is an important part of the behind-the-scenes of a successful theatrical production. This particular role is needed when the theater is in rehearsal or production, so there are only a few relatively brief periods throughout the year where there is no work available. Weekly hours when in production range from 10 – 30 hours per week.

Responsibilities include:

  • Being on time for every shift.
  • Opening dressing room doors for actors prior to their arrival.
  • Closing all stairwell and fire exit doors prior to a performance.
  • Activating and disabling the fire panel as needed.
  • Monitoring the fire panel throughout the performance.
  • Communicating with Front of House and Production staff as needed.
  • Positioning at stage door entrance and buzzing actors in as they arrive.
  • Available for weekend shifts (we are currently looking to fill Friday through Sunday shifts).


A successful candidate is punctual, dependable, and able to exhibit confidence with regards to the activating and disabling of the fire panel (after training).

Required education:

  • High school or equivalent

Required experience:

  • Security: 1 year
     

To Apply: Please send your resume and work availability to hr@act-sf.org with Security Guard - Stage Door Search in the subject line, or mail your materials to

    Security Guard - Stage Door Search
    A.C.T. Attn: Human Resources
    30 Grant Avenue, 7th Floor
    San Francisco, CA 94108-5834

Deadline: Open until filled.


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Design & Production Associate

Status: Full Time / Regular / Exempt
Reports To: Production Manager
Salary: DOE + Benefits

American Conservatory Theater (LORT A) seeks a Design and Production Associate to work closely with the Production Manager as a key production liaison to guest designers and all internal shops and departments. The primary focus will be managing the implementation of lighting designs, execution of technical drawings and associated paperwork for the main stage season. Although the emphasis will be on lighting and projections, the Design & Production Associate will also work with the other production departments in a similar capacity. The Design & Production Associate also provides design support to shows and projects in the absence of a guest designer, and participates in the technical planning, budget forecasting and other administrative duties within the department.

Responsibilities:

  • Serve as a key production liaison between designers, shops and all production staff during the design development process regarding questions, changes, revisions, technical coordination, deadlines and budgets for all main stage shows.
  • Serve as the Assistant Lighting Designer during all tech rehearsals and previews for all main stage shows, and as necessary, assist the projections and sound departments during tech.
  • Assist designers with drafting designs into accurate and current theater or event space plans. Provide designers with all pertinent information including floor pans, sections, inventories and line set schedules.
  • Generate and maintain all other show paperwork including line set schedules and industry standard lighting paperwork. Continually track and update changes on all design information and drawings.
  • Research, price and order or rent equipment & expendables for shows and the general inventory within the department.
  • Assist the PM in managing and recommending maintenance & upkeep of equipment, tools, and facilities as well as purchasing, scheduling and labor to receive and install parts and replacement equipment.
  • Manage the upkeep and organization of files on the server filing system for the Design Studio.
  • Assist Stage Management with set-up in the rehearsal studio, including but not limited to rehearsal lighting practical effects, rehearsal sound system, and the creation or sourcing of rehearsal sound cues or music.
  • Assist the Production Manager with budget estimates, financial projections and staff planning as needed.
  • Understand and work within the parameters of all Union labor contracts, including: IATSE Stagehands, USA Designers and AEA Stage Managers.
  • Design and provide other production management duties, and technical support, as assigned, for the Conservatory, MFA, Young Conservatory, educational programs and initiatives, rentals and other events under the umbrella of A.C.T.
  • Assist Production Management in the creation and upkeep of tech packages for all A.C.T. venues for both internal use and rental purposes.


Qualifications:

  • A BA/BFA in technical theatre or equivalent professional experience ( 2 years+) in technical theatre with an emphasis lighting design
  • Proficient in theatre drafting and CAD drafting as well as industry standard lighting software required
  • Knowledge and experience with state of the art computer lighting control systems, audio & video playback systems, and show control
  • Willingness to work on an irregular schedule including overtime as needed.
  • Experience in managing budgets and expenditures.
  • Excellent oral, writing, and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent work ethic and a sense of humor is a must.
  • Strong computer skills a must. Proficiency on PC (preferred) and MAC using Microsoft Office.
  • Valid Driver’s License and a clean DMV report required.
  • Must be able to lift 35 pounds.


To Apply:
Please send cover letter including salary requirements, resume, and references to hr@act-sf.org with Design & Production Associate Search in the subject line.

Deadline: Open until filled.


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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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