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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.

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Conservatory Manager

Status: Full Time / Regular / Exempt
Reports To: Conservatory Director
Salary: $75–85,000 + Benefits


The Conservatory Manager functions as the leader of a four-member team (2 Associates and 1 Fellow), providing administrative and operational support to all of A.C.T.’s actor training programs which include the M.F.A. Program, the San Francisco Semester (SFS), the Studio A.C.T., and  the Summer Training Congress. The Conservatory Manager is the primary scheduler of all M.F.A. and San Francisco Semester program activity as well as the primary contact for student affairs in the M.F.A. program.  
 

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate faculty and student class schedules, meetings, special events and extracurricular activity in the M.F.A. and the San Francisco Semester; coordinate student/faculty involvement with other A.C.T. departments
  • Collaborate with Conservatory Production Manager to build and maintain M.F.A. rehearsal and production schedules
  • Schedule spaces for all programs and maintain master calendar for all program personnel in the Conservatory
  • Prepare and implement conservatory budget, reconciling expenses and income, providing forecasts to Chief Finance Officer and Conservatory Director
  • Work with the Marketing department to ensure effective marketing of conservatory programs
  • Draft and execute all faculty contracts for the M.F.A. and SFS programs
  • Serve as producing associate for all M.F.A. productions, including the annual M.F.A. showcase in San Francisco, Los Angeles and New York
  • Supervise and coordinate duties of conservatory associates to ensure adequate support for all conservatory programs at all times
  • Act as M.F.A. alumni liaison, in tandem with Conservatory Associate, development staff and Conservatory Director
  • Work with HR and Director of Academic Affairs to represent student concerns and  address issues of student life in the M.F.A. and SFS (e.g. housing, health, work study, emergencies, etc)

 

Position Requirements:

  • Five years of progressive responsibility in an administrative position, including experience in an education setting and/or theater production
  • Excellent communication skills (written, oral and interpersonal), attention to detail, organization and the ability to efficiently and accurately execute multiple tasks
  • Budgeting experience required
     

To Apply:

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

Materials may also be mailed to:

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


Deadline: Open until filled.

 

Prop Shop Supervisor

Status: Full Time / Seasonal Position (August through June) / Non-Exempt
Reports To: Director of Production
Salary: I.A.T.S.E Local 16

The Prop Shop Supervisor manages and leads the Prop Department, which provides and constructs rehearsal and show properties, set dressing and related elements for Geary Theater productions as well as supporting use of A.C.T. prop stock by other departments and outside organizations and individuals.
 

Responsibilities:
Support professional company productions:

  • Organize staff assignments, shop schedules and other activities to build or procure props for shows.
  • Acts as lead fabricator/artisan for all mainstage productions.
  • Provide budget estimates and regular status reports regarding material and labor spending to Production Management, conferring on strategies to control costs.
  • Collaborate with director, designer, and stage management to create and update prop lists.
  • Represent Prop Shop at (or assign representation for) production meetings, technical rehearsals, previews, and technical note sessions, including other problem-solving meetings throughout the season. Meet with designers, directors, stage managers and other departments to determine show needs.
  • Communicate with Geary Theater prop head and crew regarding upcoming and currently running productions
  • Direct the Geary Prop Head in providing perishable items for shows from tech through opening and, if necessary, through run of the production.
  • Direct and supervise load-in and strike of rehearsal and show props at rehearsal spaces and theater, working with Geary Prop Head to determine best course to load-in and strike show props at the Geary Theater.
  • Supervise and lead prop staff with all set dressing.
  • Direct management of part-time Assistant Prop Supervisor.
  • Purchase all properties materials, supplies, and equipment related to the production.


Management and maintenance of prop stock:

  • Develop policies and procedures for use of prop stock, including use of props by Conservatory, theater management (for special events, photo shoots, etc.) and reciprocal rentals with local theaters.
  • Maintain reciprocal relationship with other theaters regarding loaning/borrowing of prop stock. Ensure the responsible return of borrowed/rented props from other organizations.
  • Coordinate use of prop stock by Conservatory and others.


Department administration and development:

  • Coordinate Prop Shop activities with other production departments in utilizing resources and inventory and maintaining common shop areas.
  • Plan, supervise and participate in product research and technique investigations.  Move the department forward technically, to improve time use, safety and artistic standards.
  • Participate in recruitment and hiring of seasonal and overhire staff.
  • Acting Steward in the Prop Shop. Submit timesheets and steward reports to Management in a timely manner for all staff working within the Prop Shop.
  • Track and reconcile all credit card receipts, petty cash receipts, and vendor invoices related to the productions and Prop Shop.
  • Coordinate and facilitate the upkeep of the Prop Shop Warehouse, including maintaining communications with the Landlord/Building Owner, Janitorial/Facilities Staff, local Trash/Recycling service companies, pest control, etc.
  • Maintain and arrange upkeep for all prop shop vehicles.
  • Maintain and facilitate repairs for all prop shop mechanical systems (compressor/pneumatic air distribution, dust collection, fluorescent and work light systems).
  • Maintain all shop tools and equipment in safe working order.
     

Position Requirements:

  • Minimum five years experience as a prop head or other supervisory position which provides interaction with directors and designers, exposure to designing and directing styles, practical troubleshooting, staff leadership, fiscal management and coordination with other departments
  • Regional theater experience
  • Additionally, the position requires at least three years of professional prop construction experience, with three or more areas of specialization in props construction, such as scenic carpentry, metal fabrication, softgoods/upholstery, scenic painting, furniture restoration, casting and molding, crafts, or in other construction fields
  • Must possess a broad knowledge of history, art history, furnishings, architecture, weaponry and armory, and a working knowledge of basic First Aid
  • Portfolio must include furniture pieces and/or multi-faceted projects indicating the use of multiple construction materials
  • Able to lift 75 pounds
  • Valid driver’s license and clean DMV record required
     

To Apply:

Please email a cover letter, resume, and references to hr@act-sf.org@act-sf.org with Prop Shop Supervisor Search in the subject line.

Materials may also be mailed to:

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


Deadline: Open until filled.

 

Café Barista

Status: Part time / Seasonal / Temporary
Reports To: Café Manager
Salary: Hourly + tips

A.C.T. seeks an individual to serve as Barista at our Strand Café during café hours (8 a.m.–4 p.m.) as well as working occasional shifts for performances in the evening.

Responsibilities:

  • Duties include professionally preparing and serving hot or cold beverage and prepared foods for a variety of patrons
  • Cleaning cafe areas & equipment
  • Restocking supplies
  • Operating registers
  • Balancing cash banks

Qualifications:

  • Previous barista or food service experience
  • Barista and cash handling experience in a high-pressure, fast-paced environment
  • Fast-paced intermission work (handling customer requests and complaints while serving several patrons at once)
  • Self-motivated to uphold & enforce health codes, and company policies and procedures
  • Must be punctual, with an exemplary attendance record
  • Able to stand for extended periods of time
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs


To Apply:

Please send cover letter and resume to hr@act-sf.org with Barista Search in the subject line.
 

Materials may also be mailed to:

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

Conservatory Marketing Associate

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

A.C.T. seeks an enthusiastic, detail-oriented multitasker with a passion for theater to be our new Conservatory Marketing Associate. This position reports to the Associate Director of Marketing, and acts as a conduit between the Marketing department and the Conservatory, responsible for all the marketing collateral (print, digital, and other) for Conservatory registrations, classes, and performances. A.C.T.’s Conservatory Programs include the Master of Fine Arts Program, Summer Training Congress, San Francisco Semester, Studio A.C.T., Young Conservatory, and Professional Development.
 

Responsibilities:

  • Act as liaison between Conservatory and Marketing teams
  • Manage annual Conservatory marketing budget
  • Develop and manage marketing and communications plans for Conservatory programs and production seasons
  • Facilitate conversation between Conservatory and the Design department on brand identity, marketing collateral and internal and external marketing materials for Conservatory programs and production season
  • Provide leadership, set priorities, and manage projects and goals for Conservatory productions and programs
  • Partner with internal stakeholders regarding marketing-related events and revenue generation strategies
  • Develop and manage external marketing partnerships to promote production and program attendance and awareness
  • Manage photography and video projects to support Conservatory marketing and communications needs
  • Manage and oversee the organization of the marketing archives relating to the Conservatory (photos, video, etc)
  • Utilize internal and external research, evaluation, and metrics to maximize the effectiveness of marketing expenditures and priorities
  • Ensure essential information is communicated consistently and in a timely manner within department, between departments, and to key partners
  • Collaborate with interdepartmental counterparts in strategy and execution of revenue and communication goals

Qualifications:

  • 2–3 years administrative support experience, preferably in a nonprofit setting
  • Strong computer skills: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.
  • Strong attention to detail and written and oral communication skills
  • Project management experience: ability to multitask and keep many projects moving at once
  • Database experience: Audience View or Tessitura a plus
  • Ability to liaise comfortably with a wide array of individuals from different departments


To Apply:

Please send cover letter, resume, and three professional references to hrmarketing@act-sf.org with Conservatory Marketing Associate in the subject line.
 

Materials may also be mailed to:

Conservatory Marketing Associate Search
A.C.T. Attn: Marketing
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 hr@act-sf.org@act-sf.org with Master Technician Search in the subject line.
 

Materials may also be mailed to:

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

    Start Date: October 1, 2018

    Deadline: Open until filled.

     


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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 hr@act-sf.org@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: $22.52/hr + 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 hr@act-sf.org@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 hr@act-sf.org@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. - Production Dept.
30 Grant Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94108-5834
 

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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