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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 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 a 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, Nicolas Cage, Darren Criss, Harry Hamlin, Anika Noni Rose, Anna Deavere Smith, and Denzel Washington. Performances take place in the historic Geary Theater and the state-of-the-art Strand Theater, both in San Francisco. 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.

American Conservatory Theater is committed to diversity in its programming and in creating a work culture and environment that is reflective of San Francisco Bay Area demography. We encourage and actively recruits applicants representing dimensions of difference that include — but are not limited to — age, national origin, ethnicity, race, religion, ability, sexual orientation, gender or political affiliation. are an equal opportunity employer, and encourage women and people of color to apply.

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 Design and Production Coordinator (Scenic)

Status: Full Time / Hourly
Reports To: Conservatory Production Manager
Salary: DOE + Benefits

American Conservatory Theater (LORT A) seeks a Conservatory Design & Production Coordinator (Scenic) with a particular focus on carpentry & scenic design, to be part of our dynamic team. Reporting to the Conservatory PM, this position coordinates and implements the technical needs for all Conservatory, Young Conservatory, Studio A.C.T, Summer Training Congress, Education and Outreach initiatives, and other A.C.T. projects and events across multiple venues. The CSV D&P Coordinator will work closely with the Conservatory production team to facilitate the designs and achieve all of the physical production elements for all Conservatory productions and projects. We are looking for a creative problem solver, someone who has excellent technical & communication skills, thrives in a team atmosphere and is articulate and imaginative.

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate and implement all technical needs and schedules for any Conservatory productions and other A.C.T projects and events
  • Coordinate the Conservatory’s scenic design process including scheduling, building and renting shop space as needed
  • Coordinate, design, draft, build, procure and install the scenic elements and props for all Conservatory productions and any other A.C.T projects and events as assigned
  • Act as liaison with designers to determine, in consultation with the CSV PM, the technical and budgetary feasibility of all designed aspects of the productions
  • Participate in the load-ins, load-outs, and set-up/tear-down of event and performance spaces, for all departments including electrics, video and audio
  • Coordinate and transport actors and production elements for touring Conservatory productions
  • Hire and supervise of over-hire crews for each show
  • Supply technical information for preliminary and final scenic designs
  • Create and distribute ground plans and technical drawings for production and events as needed
  • Act as primary technical contact for any A.C.T rentals as assigned
  • Maintain and manage schedules for all builds, load-ins and strikes
  • Maintain all technical elements under the direct purview of the Conservatory and associated performance spaces
  • Assist the CSV PM in the recommended maintenance of machinery, equipment, tools, facilities and the reporting of necessary repairs. Maintain and organize all Conservatory storage spaces
  • Manage personnel safety and uphold safety protocols within the department


Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or two years’ experience working in a professional theatrical environment with emphasis on stage carpentry, technical direction or scenery design
  • Relevant experience in architecture, construction, events or studio art will also be considered
  • Strong technical skills particularly in the areas of scenery drafting, construction, carpentry and rigging preferred
  • Knowledge and skills in welding, metal-working and scenic painting highly desirable
  • Proficiency on PC (preferred) and MAC using Microsoft office, Vectorworks (or AutoCAD)
  • Valid Driver’s License and a clean DMV report required
  • Ability to drive large vehicles (<25’) with scenery and equipment between A.C.T. locations
  • Must be able to lift & maneuver 50 pounds. Must be able to climb ladders.
  • Willingness to work on an irregular schedule, including overtime as needed


To Apply: Please send cover letter, resume, and references to productionjobs@act-sf.org with Conservatory Design and Production Coordinator Search in the subject line.

Deadline: Open until filled.


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Costume Shop Administrator

Status: Full Time / Seasonal Hourly / Non-Exempt (Approximately 40-week contract)
Reports To: Costume Shop Director
Salary: DOE + Benefits

American Conservatory Theater (LORT A) seeks a Costume Shop Administrator to assist the Costume Shop Director and Costumes Rentals Manager in all department administration tasks for the Costume Shop. In addition, this position will provide some design assistant support in main stage productions, conservatory productions and rentals.

This position begins October 2017.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist Costume Shop Director in the day to day administration tasks for the costume shop
  • Assist in collecting and processing payroll paperwork for the costume shop
  • Assist in tracking all expenditures for the costume shop including show budgets and overall shop budgets
  • Assist in creating, distributing and maintaining show related paperwork, including but not limited to measurement charts, costumes flow charts, labels, pieces, lists
  • Assist in tracking shop labor and associated costs for each production using up to date database and ticket system
  • Assist Costume Build Manager in the maintenance and repairs of shop machinery, equipment and tools
  • Assist in maintaining shop personnel safety and upholds workroom safety protocols
  • Download fitting photos, label, and upload or distribute as needed. Take notes during fittings
  • Collaborates and communicates with all A.C.T. departments and all those involved in the costume construction process including supervisors, designers, assistant designers, stage managers and workroom staff, as well as guest artists
  • Participate in the upkeep, organization and cleanliness of the fitting rooms, work rooms and stock rooms
  • Conduct research for shop management and designers
  • Compile and fulfill shopping lists for general shop supplies and show specific needs
  • Research and source costumes, rentals clothing and products necessary for each show
  • Handle all external rental paperwork including pulling, shipping and returns; and the adjustments throughout the rehearsal process
  • Make runs to vendors, dry cleaners, cobblers and rental houses when necessary
  • Maintain the highest level of professional standards and protocol with all designers, staff and vendors
  • Other costume shop duties as assigned


Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Costume design or Theater preferred. Or equivalent & transferable skills from work experience in a costume shop
  • Knowledge of professional costume shop environment and theatrical terminology
  • Good working knowledge of fabric types and theatrical uses
  • Preferred knowledge of local SF/ East Bay vendors
  • Experience managing & tracking expenditures and creating budgets
  • Experience in computerize inventory management and related systems
  • Excellent oral and writing skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word and Photoshop
  • Desire to assist others and work in a team setting
  • Self-motivated and independent
  • Willing to work on an irregular schedule when necessary
  • Valid driver’s license and clean DMV record 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 Costume Shop Administrator Search in the subject line.

Deadline: Priority will be given to applications received before October 2017.


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Graphic Designer

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

A.C.T. 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.

Specific 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. The Designer oversees the design process for assigned projects, with input from the Senior Graphic Designer, which includes meeting with internal clients, presenting concepts, and ensuring on-time delivery of materials. The Designer also assists in supervising the graphic design fellow, when needed.

Skills / Experience:

  • 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 send cover letter with salary requirements, resume, and samples (or a link to your website) to hr@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

Deadline: Open until filled.

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Human Resources Generalist

Status: Full Time / Exempt
Reports To: Human Resources Director
Salary: DOE + Benefits

A.C.T. is looking for a Human Resources Generalist with strong experience in benefits, HR administration and recruitment with a desire to participate in the full cycle of Human Resource Management. Reporting to the HR Director, the successful candidate is independent and motivated by a sense of ownership in their areas of responsibility and a willingness to participate in all areas of HR practice as needed. He or she will be the main point person for the following HR functions:  Benefits and Leave administration, Employee file maintenance, and recruitment. This person will work closely with our partners in the Accounting office and will be the primary liaison with Payroll. In addition, you will work closely with all members of the Operating Committee (OpComm). You are professional and customer service focused with an eye for detail yet able to retain your sense of humor and flexibility while working in a non-traditional environment.

Responsibilities:

  • Benefits administration to include reviewing enrollment forms for accuracy, change reporting, and communicating benefit information to employees and changes to carriers; develop annual open enrollment recommendations including cost analysis
  • Leave administration; includes communication with payroll and employees
  • Processing all necessary paperwork and reports related to medical, dental vision benefit plans, 403(b) plan, Leaves of Absence, and Flex Spending enrollment programs and other benefit programs as they arise.  Communicate with service providers concerning routine administration of programs
  • Maintain employee records and ensure that the appropriate information is disseminated to payroll, the employee and various benefit providers
  • Responsible for processing new hires and terminations; update Payroll or all personnel and benefit changes and communicating additions/changes to benefits carriers and business partners
  • Will share recruitment and interview process with Director of HR
  • Responsible for processing paperwork related to workers compensation, unemployment, and disability claims
  • Assists HR Director with various research projects and/or special projects as needed
  • Other duties as assigned


Qualifications:

  • Minimum 5 years benefits experience;  3 years of general HR experience including recruitment
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Strong organizational skills with ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously; detail oriented
  • Extremely effective written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to speak with all levels of the organization
  • Thorough knowledge of FMLA, CFRA, COBRA, ERISA, HIPAA, and other state and federal regulations
  • Ability to work well independently; proven resourcefulness and a problem solver
  • Ability to work well with a diverse population and a variety of work styles
  • Interest in the arts strongly preferred
  • Willingness to work alongside contemporary works of art and performances which present challenging and provocative subject matter
     

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

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

Deadline: Open until filled.


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Studio A.C.T. Program Director

Status: Half Time / Exempt
Reports To: Conservatory Director
Salary: DOE

A.C.T. seeks a dynamic and knowledgeable educator to teach in and administer the Studio A.C.T. Program. The program serves students with a range of abilities and experiences. A.C.T. is committed to providing a uniquely diverse, adult student body with a safe and joyful atmosphere in which to explore and develop their artistry. Subjects include, but are not limited to, acting, voice and speech, musical theater, and movement.  We are interested in candidates with demonstrated expertise in one or more performance disciplines.

The curriculum is organized into four eight-week quarterly sessions and college credit is available, as requested, by the student(s), for each successfully completed course. All registrants must be at least 19 years old and no audition is necessary for most courses. Confirmation of enrollment is at the discretion of the Studio A.C.T. Director. Most class sizes are limited to 14 students in order to guarantee personal attention from instructors. Instructors are professional theater artists who are dedicated to sharing their experience in helping students reach their personal, artistic, and professional goals. Most courses are scheduled on nights and weekends to accommodate other commitments. A.C.T. has an extensive on-site script and theater reference library that is open to all Studio A.C.T. students to further enhance their educational experience.

Responsibilities:

  • Advance A.C.T.’s institutional standards of excellence with imaginative, consumer-responsive programming
  • Faculty hiring; organize and lead faculty meetings
  • Review student evaluations of faculty and provide feedback to faculty
  • Admissions counseling and approval of students
  • Develop strategies for enlarging the Studio A.C.T. student body and increasing tuition revenue
  • Facilitate Open Houses, Summer Samplers, classroom performances, and other community-focused events with the intention of enlarging the Studio A.C.T. student body and providing existing students with opportunities to meet one another and present their work
  • Maintain or expand profit margins with ongoing cost-benefit analyses
  • Help faculty develop and deliver course content that aligns with Studio A.C.T.’s core programmatic objectives:
    • engender empathy
    • include a plurality of perspectives in all classroom discussions
    • inspire creativity
    • enrich lives
    • build community
    • develop artistry
  • Teach one (or more) course(s) in three of the four sessions
  • Attend A.C.T. community events


Required Qualifications:

  • Management experience
  • Teaching experience at the collegiate level or comparable situation
  • Professional theater experience as actor and/or director
  • Desire to teach a diverse student body
  • Adept communicator with the ability to unify faculty around explicit programmatic objectives
  • Strong writer with a good eye for editing
  • Ability to meet deadlines and perform under pressure


Desired Qualifications:

  • An MFA in acting or theater. An MA in Education will be considered with an undergraduate degree in theater and a strong background in professional theater practice
  • Experience developing theater arts curricula for adults
  • Experience recruiting students
  • Experience recruiting teaching artists
  • Experience marketing an educational program
  • Experience related to Sociometry and Trauma-informed Pedagogy

To Apply: Please send cover letter, resume and two professional references to hr@act-sf.org with Studio A.C.T. Program Director 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 e-mail to inquire regarding your application status; we will confirm that it has been received.

We value diversity. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Deadline: Open until filled.

 

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Director of Special Events

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

The Director of Special Events leads an events staff team and is responsible for the design and production of one signature gala, multiple smaller fundraising events, donor benefit fulfillment and cultivation dinners, and other events as directed, plus the cultivation and stewardship of positive relations with key A.C.T. donors, Board of Trustees, volunteers, and staff. This is a leadership position within the Development department and the Director of Special Events frequently collaborates with all other A.C.T. departments, including marketing and PR, production, the M.F.A. program, Young Conservatory, education, and finance. Strong organizational, multi-tasking, communication, “people skills,” and a sense of humor are important. Experience with the arts a plus.

Reporting:

  • The Director of Special Events manages a Special Events Assistant and a Special Events Fellow.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement a strategic plan for A.C.T.’s high-level special events to enhance the organization's image, reputation, and attractiveness as a worthy focus of charitable giving and external recognition.
  • Provide staff leadership to high-level event volunteer planning committees for Spring Gala (which raises $1m+) and other smaller fundraising events throughout the year.
  • Manage a complex special events program, which includes regularly working with A.C.T.’s senior leadership, Board of Trustees, key volunteers, community leaders, development officers, and various staff required in producing events.
  • Prospect, cultivate and solicit event contributions from individuals and businesses.
  • Organize and manage staff and operations supporting A.C.T.’s special events, overseeing the creation and coordination of a full and diverse schedule of high-profile events and maximizing their impact on achievement of A.C.T.’s goals.
  • Collaborate with all departments across A.C.T. to ensure effective communication, organization, and event execution.
  • Manage vendor relations and negotiate contracts with independent contractors.
  • Identify ways to enhance and increase the interest and support of current donors and volunteers, as well as to recognize the results of their commitment to A.C.T.’s current and long-range goals.
  • Collaborate with A.C.T. leadership and development officers to strategize event goals and outcomes, determining the best practices for events to enhance donor relations, cultivation, and benefit fulfillment.
  • Oversee event revenue and expense budgets to ensure adherence to organizational goals.


Professional Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • A strong track record (4+ years) of designing, planning and executing creative, attractive and high-profile special events and other mission- and donor-focused events.
  • A proven track record of event fundraising from individuals and businesses.
  • Ability to solve problems creatively.
  • A solid negotiator who consistently seeks a “win-win” scenario.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both spoken and written.
  • A strong work ethic and commitment to excellence.
  • Ability to collaborate closely with high-profile event volunteers and attendees, vendors, and a staff of professional and administrative employees.
  • Advanced organizational, leadership and supervisory skills, with the ability to inspire those working with him/her to accomplish common goals.
  • Demonstrated budget management expertise.
  • Proven ability to use Tessitura or a similar donor and/or events management system.
  • Proficient in Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Professional experience at an arts organization, or a demonstrated commitment to the arts and the ability to articulate the importance of the arts to others.


Personal Attributes:

  • A positive and diplomatic individual with a good sense of humor and a strong work ethic.
  • Strong initiative, self-confidence, creativity, and entrepreneurial skills.
  • A solid team player who also has the ability to work independently when necessary.
  • Flexibility with evening and weekend hours.
  • A creative problem-solver who is able to “think outside the box.”
  • Detail oriented with ability to set priorities and manage multiple tasks and deadlines.
  • A poised and professional composure.
  • Good judgment and ability to be discrete in communications.

This is a full-time exempt position with benefits. Night and weekend work frequently required.

To Apply:Please send materials to hr@act-sf.org with Director of Special Events Search in the subject line.

Deadline: Open until filled.


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Director of Corporate Partnerships

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

The Director of Corporate Partnerships oversees all aspects of A.C.T.’s corporate development program in support of the organization’s artistic, education, and community engagement programs. He/she also works in concert with staff leading A.C.T.’s corporate Professional Development and rental income lines to cross-sell and maximize leads. The position is responsible for the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of corporate prospects, members, and sponsors. This is a leadership position within the Development department, and the Director of Corporate Partnerships frequently collaborates with other A.C.T. departments, including marketing and PR, production, and education. He/she is also responsible for the cultivation and stewardship of positive relationships with key A.C.T. donors and trustees, particularly in terms of leveraging their corporate connections.

The Director of Corporate Partnerships reports to the Director of Development and is assisted by a full-time Development Assistant and Development Fellow. He/she also works closely with the Associate Director of Institutional Giving to manage and steward corporation foundation relationships.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop an annual, comprehensive strategic plan to raise in excess of $600,000 from the Bay Area corporate sector, with the aim of securing and stewarding 50-75 current and new corporate supporters.
  • Create and manage a robust menu of sponsorship opportunities, concentrating on securing six-figure gifts from “official partners.” Develop and identify key deliverable assets for sponsorship programs.
  • Oversee a volunteer Corporate Council, attracting and retaining new members who will engage in peer-to-peer fundraising.
  • Create and manage an active pipeline of 100+ corporate prospects through identification, research and tracking of donor activity. Regularly update prospect lists for board and staff.
  • Create attractive and compelling sponsorship decks and other collateral material in order to attract new corporate supporters.
  • Steward and build on-going relationships with current corporate donors and new prospects through meetings, phone calls, and entertaining.
  • Manage fulfillment and reporting requirements for all corporate donors, including oversight of special sponsorship events and coordination with marketing team to ensure proper and accurate recognition of corporate supporters in A.C.T. materials.
  • Negotiate sponsorship agreements and contracts; manage and monitor the preparation of all reports and other fulfillment activities on all sponsorship awards.
  • Develop creative, individually tailored proposals for corporate solicitations, including recognition and branding opportunities, client entertaining, ticket promotions, high-touch hospitality and experiential activities, and other benefits that enhance the presentation.
  • Manage corporate fundraising line’s income and expense budgets, tracking progress and providing regular revenue projections.


Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • A strong track record (4+ years) of professional development experience, with a minimum of two years in corporate fundraising.
  • Demonstrated success in the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of corporate donors and sponsors.
  • A strong understanding of sales and marketing practices, and superior oral and written communication and presentation skills.
  • Experience working with a broad base of leaders and in training, managing and motivating volunteers.
  • A strategic thinker with the ability to solve problems creatively.
  • A solid negotiator who consistently seeks a “win-win” scenario.
  • Excellent organizational, leadership and supervisory skills, with the ability to inspire those working with him/her to accomplish common goals.
  • Demonstrated budget management expertise.
  • Proficient in Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Strong knowledge of Bay Area business sector a plus.
  • Professional experience at an arts organization, or a demonstrated commitment to the arts and the ability to articulate the importance of the arts to others.


Personal Attributes:

  • A positive and diplomatic individual with a good sense of humor and a strong work ethic.
  • A sense of urgency and a commitment to excellence.
  • Strong initiative, self-confidence, creativity, and entrepreneurial skills.
  • A solid team player who also has the ability to work independently when necessary.
  • Flexibility with evening and weekend hours.
  • A creative problem-solver who is able to “think outside the box.”
  • Detail-oriented with ability to set priorities and manage multiple tasks and deadlines.
  • A poised and professional composure.
  • Good judgment and ability to be discrete in communications.

  • This is a full-time exempt position with benefits. Night and weekend work frequently required.

    To Apply: Please send cover letter including salary requirements and resume to hr@act-sf.org with Director of Corporate Partnerships Search 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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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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Young Conservatory Director

Status: Full Time / Regular / Exempt
Reports To: Director of Education & Community Programs
Salary:
DOE + Benefits

A.C.T. is currently seeking a Director of the Young Conservatory (YC), an internationally recognized professional theater training program for young people between the ages of 8 and 19. The Young Conservatory was the first young theater company to play the National Theatre in London, and continues to be recognized locally and around the country for excellence in commissioning new plays and training young actors for the theater. Among our alumni are Darren Criss, Beth Behrs, and Brie Larson, and many others who currently are performing on stages across America. The YC comprises an essential component of the training and education programs at A.C.T. The YC program includes after-school and evening classes, as well as summer intensives, cabaret performances, and productions of plays at A.C.T.’s new Strand Theater. The primary role of the YC Director is to create, implement, and direct a healthy and dynamic actor training program for young people that is sound both educationally and aesthetically and in keeping with the philosophical and aesthetic tenets of the educational, training, and artistic missions of the theater. The Director works closely and collaboratively with members of our M.F.A. and Education & Community programs, including faculty and students. The YC Director helps to provide artistic value for the entire organization, and works cooperatively and collaboratively with others to set goals, resolve problems, and make decisions that enhance organizational impact.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop, refine, and implement curriculum for an acting theater program for young people 8–19
  • Engage in teaching and directing, as well as dialogue with  teachers, parents, and students
  • Oversee evaluation of and by teachers and students
  • Oversee producing aspects of YC projects and productions, developing and managing schedules and budgets, negotiating contracts, and attending rehearsals and performances
  • Working with the Development Department, engage in fundraising and cultivation of alumni and individual and institutional benefactors, and support grant applications
  • Working with the Marketing Department, oversee promotion of YC classes and productions


Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in the following areas: advancement of actor development, child development, and the role of theater in helping to develop a young person’s self-esteem, empathy, imagination, team-building skills and sense of play
  • At least ten (10) years of experience working with young people in a training arts environment
  • Solid working knowledge of teaching methods – dramatic literature, and the dynamics of theater training, both process and development
  • Skill in teaching, conducting evaluations, and directing, with a thorough understanding of the structure of theater management, including solid organizational and budget-management skills
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, with the ability to prioritize and plan and to think critically and problem-solve, and possessing a sense of humor and a reservoir of energy
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity

 

Flexibility, visionary planning and communication are the keys to success in this position.


To Apply:
Please send cover letter including salary requirements, resume, and references to hr@act-sf.org with Young Conservatory Director Search in the subject line.  Final candidates will be asked to submit additional materials demonstrating competency and experience.

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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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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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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