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Careers at ATC

Carpenter (Tucson)

Full-time seasonal, Non-Exempt

Reports to Technical Director and Assistant Technical Director

Compensation: $12.00/hour

Updated 10/09/18

Arizona’s first professional theatre company, Arizona Theatre Company is the state’s only member of the respected League of Resident Theatres (LORT) – as well as the only LORT theatre nationally that produces shows in two cities, Tucson (at the historic Temple of Music and Art) and Phoenix, (at the elegant Herberger Theater Centre). ATC maintains offices in both Tucson and Phoenix.

Overview

The Carpenter will construct scenic elements for ATC productions and outside contracts.

Essential Functions

  • Construct scenic elements, in accordance with plans provided by the Technical Director and Assistant Technical Director, through carpentry, welding, rigging, and work with plastics and other set-related materials.
  • Work with Technical Director and Assistant Technical Director on load ins and strikes in both Tucson and Phoenix.
  • Work with other carpenters and scene shop staff to maintain a safe and organized work area.
  • Other duties as assigned

Competencies

  • Expertise in standard scenic construction techniques, practices, and tools including welding.
  • Understanding of standard industry rigging techniques.
  • Ability to read and understand drawings generated by CAD programs.
  • Self motivated, energetic and an effective and efficient communicator
  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent time management skills and the ability to meet deadlines consistently.
  • Understanding of the theatrical design process
  • Able to uphold a tone of collaboration, respect, optimism and professionalism, both internally and externally, while maintaining composure in a fast-paced setting.

Qualifications

  • College degree preferred.
  • A Minimum of 1 year of experience in professional theatre scene shop construction.
  • Minimal supervisory skills necessary to be utilized with overhire and intern situations.
  • Eligibility to obtain a valid driver’s license
  • Occasional overtime and long periods of sitting and standing are required
  • Ability to lift 50-70 pounds.
  • Ability to work at heights via ladders and/or personnel lifts
  • Short Phoenix residencies required based on production schedules.

This is a full-time, seasonal position. Due to the nature of professional theatre, periodic evening and weekend work is expected.

To Apply

Please send resume and cover letter, with three professional references via e-mail only to Dominic DeRiso, Technical Director at dderiso@arizonatheatre.org.

Arizona Theatre Company is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment on any basis, including race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender presentation, religion, disability, or national origin.

Phoenix Learning & Education Associate

Full Time, Exempt
Reports to Learning & Education Director

Arizona’s first professional theatre company, Arizona Theatre Company is the state’s only member of the respected League of Resident Theatres (LORT) – as well as the only LORT theatre nationally that operates in two cities, Tucson (at the historic Temple of Music and Art) and Phoenix, (at the elegant Herberger Theater Center). ATC maintains offices in both Tucson and Phoenix. This position is based in Phoenix but occasional overnight travel to Tucson is required.

Overview

The Phoenix Education Associate is responsible for coordinating the day-to-day Learning & Education efforts executed by ATC under the supervision of the Learning & Education Director. The position’s primary responsibilities include fulfilling the education department goals, reaching to the greater Phoenix area as well as north and west Arizona education communities, delivery of education programs both on-site and in schools, supporting the education department and executing the department strategies. The position is based in our Phoenix office with some occasional travel between ATC’s Tucson and Phoenix offices. Details of our work can be found here.

Essential Education Functions

  • Assist with marketing, operations, and communications surrounding all Education programming
  • Managing ATCTeen and Apprenticeship programs
  • Overseeing and coordinating with interns
  • Assist in coordinating and leading post show discussions
  • Lead workshops throughout the metro area as a teaching artist
  • Work with the Learning & Education director to develop new student programming.
  • Attend educational events, conferences and grant receptions
  • Plan and coordinate the Teacher Preview Night
  • Coordinate with teaching artists and/or lead out of town week long rural residencies
  • Assist with data collection in all Education programming
  • Collaborate with the Education and ATC Staff to prepare, coordinate and execute the Summer on Stage Program
  • Maintain and facilitate ATC’s partnership with the Act One Foundation
  • Research, create and meet deadlines for season production playguides
  • Supporting the Director of Learning & Education as required
  • Other Education duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent education and/or work experience)
  • Must pass state and/or federal background check
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong communication, problem-solving and supervisory skills
  • Thorough knowledge of Microsoft Office applications (Word and Excel) preferred
  • Ability to work long hours at times (including some evenings and weekends), and occasional travel between Tucson and Phoenix offices and teaching residencies in greater Arizona
  • Two years minimum arts education experience
  • Sense of humor and playful personality

To Apply

Submit a resume and cover letter to ijimenez@arizonatheatre.org.

Arizona Theatre Company is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of nondiscrimination in employment on any basis including race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, religion, disability or national origin.

Production Overhire – Load In, Strike, Run Crew

Part time temporary (non-exempt)
(Updated 08/06/18)

Overview

Arizona Theatre Company, Arizona’s first professional theatre company, seeks qualified crew members to add to our overhire list. ATC maintains an overhire list in Carpentry, Props, Costumes, Wardrobe, Electrics, and Deck Crew in both Tucson and Phoenix. Daytime, Night, and Weekend opportunities are available throughout our season, which runs from September to May.

 

To Apply:

If you are interested in being added to our Production Overhire list, please send a resume and references, along with which department(s) you are interested in and your general availability to productionjobs@arizonatheatre.org.

Arizona Theatre Company is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment on any basis, including race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, religion, disability, or national origin.

Stage Carpenter – Phoenix

Full-time seasonal, Non-Exempt

Reports to Production Manager

Compensation: $14.00/hour

Updated 10/09/18

Arizona’s first professional theatre company, Arizona Theatre Company is the state’s only member of the respected League of Resident Theatres (LORT) – as well as the only LORT theatre nationally that produces shows in two cities, Tucson (at the historic Temple of Music and Art) and Phoenix, (at the elegant Herberger Theater Centre). ATC maintains offices in both Tucson and Phoenix.

Overview

The Stage Carpenter – Phoenix will coordinate the maintenance, running, and organization of the backstage area for ATC productions. They are the primary deck crew member and flyman for ATC’s productions in Phoenix and act as ATC’s Production Department representative at the Herberger Theater Center.

Duties

  • Serve as the primary deck crew member for ATC’s productions in Phoenix.
  • Responsible for the maintenance of all scenic and prop elements in productions.
  • Maintain safe and organized work and backstage storage areas.
  • Oversee stage maintenance, technical rehearsals and performance preset onstage.
  • Maintain the theater space including stage floor, fly system, soft goods and backstage area during load in, performances and strike.
  • Responsible for the overall inventory of hardware and toolboxes.
  • Attend production meetings and all technical and dress rehearsal notes sessions as directed.
  • Work in conjunction with Stage Management to:
    • Assign run crew tasks
    • Schedule crew calls and maintenance calls
    • Maintain Current Run Paperwork for each show
  • Collaborate with Tucson Stage Carpenter on remounting shows from Tucson to Phoenix to ensure a smooth and effective transition. This includes supervising and/or executing scenery notes calls and training of new run crew members as necessary.
  • Coordinate transfer of the physical production elements (function and operation) from Technical Director and shop crew to the members of the run crew.
  • Act as head flyman for ATC load ins, electrics hang, performances, and strikes. Coordinate and assist in the determination of lineset schedules.
  • Assist with load-in and strike as needed.
  • Work on special events, user groups, and other outside ATC activities as needed.
  • Keep other Production Department team members informed of issues, attempted fixes, and effective solutions to address problems during the run.
  • Productions may call for this position to be a costumed run crew member.

Competencies

  • Self motivated, energetic and an effective and efficient communicator.
  • Attentive to detail, accountable and deadline oriented.
  • Able to uphold a tone of collaboration, respect, optimism and professionalism, both internally and externally, while maintaining composure in a fast-paced setting.
  • Excellent organizational skills.

Qualifications

  • College degree preferred.
  • A Minimum of 2-3 years of experience in theatre carpentry, stage management or running productions.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, and supervisory skills.
  • Skilled with all hand and power tools, basic carpentry, welding, automation, theatrical lighting, and theatrical rigging.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Must be able to lift 50-70 pounds.
  • Work days could be long and could include long periods of time either sitting or standing.
  • During technical rehearsal days required work calls could be 10-14 hours per day.
  • Must be able to work from heights (ie grids, catwalks, ladders, and genie lifts).
  • Ability to travel for Tucson residencies base on production schedules.
  • Must be able to obtain a valid drivers’ license.

This is a full-time, seasonal position. Due to the nature of professional theatre, periodic evening and weekend work is expected.

To Apply

Please send resume and cover letter, with three professional references via e-mail only to Tajh Oates, Assistant Production Manager, at toates@arizonatheatre.org.

Arizona Theatre Company is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment on any basis, including race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender presentation, religion, disability, or national origin.