Careers at ATC

Development Events Manager

The Development Events Manager plays a crucial role in Arizona Theatre Company’s (ATC’s) Development Team. The full-time position reports directly to the Chief Development Officer (CDO) and will split duties 50/50 between Event Management and Development administrative tasks. The Events Manager works with high-level donors, trustees, and executives.

The Events Manager will be responsible for planning and executing all donor events, including annual Galas in both cities, securing sponsorships, and donor cultivation. Primary administrative duties include taking a lead role in planning, oversight, budgeting, and managing large and small fundraising and donor events. The Events Manager will solicit sponsorship, create budgets for all fundraising and donor events. 


  • Donor event planning and oversight, including executing and follow up from fundraising events, opening nights, Page to Stage, in-home parties in person or digitally, etc.
  • Liaise with Marketing to create all event collateral and sponsorship materials.
  • Researching, collecting data, and writing grant applications, sponsorship packages, acknowledgment letters, and donor correspondence.
  • Develop with CDO fundraising strategy for each season, both traditional and digital.
  • Lead planning and execution for annual Gala in Tucson and Phoenix.
  • Create and manage budgets, impact reporting, and return on investment summaries for all events.
  • Contract all vendors for events.
  • Secure sponsorship and underwriting for events.
  • General administrative tasks related to the overall flow and work plan of the development department, in a variety of program areas.
  • Recruit volunteers.

Position Qualifications:

  • A minimum of 4 years of experience in Event Planning, non-profit Events and Sales a
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Demonstrated ability to execute successful events, knowledge of Arizona
  • Detail-oriented, organized, and deadline-driven
  • Clear, precise, and compelling written and verbal communication skills

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Donor & Customer Focus:

  • The ability to pursue excellence in donor and customer satisfaction by placing a high value on deep relationships that build rapport with ATC Commitment to confidentiality is a MUST.
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and networking skills with large groups as well as with individuals.
  • Strong written and verbal communication Attention to detail is KEY.
  • Fun, creative person willing to think outside the box.

Self -Starting:

  • Ability to maintain a high level of poise and professionalism in all circumstances while working in a fast-paced
  • As the support needed from this position will sometimes be short notice, healthy initiative and problem-solving is a
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team

Personal Accountability:

  • Demonstrated ability to take primary responsibility for a diverse number of projects and complete them promptly.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and, if necessary, to work evenings and weekends as
  • Experience in the arts or theatre a plus. Ability to provide unique insights and
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office 365, Excel, and Parton Manager (Salesforce).
  • Familiarity with the Classy giving platform a plus

HOW TO APPLY: Please send a letter of interest and resume to HR@arizonatheatre.org

Arizona Theatre Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer that welcomes all qualified applicants and values diversity of every kind.

Lighting and Projections Supervisor

Full time exempt
Salary: $825/week
Reports to Production Manager
Tucson based
Updated September 2020

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 Center).  ATC maintains offices in both Tucson and Phoenix.

Arizona Theatre Company strongly encourages candidates from underrepresented communities within the industry to apply.


The Lighting/Projections Supervisor’s primary role is to serve as a liaison between lighting and projections designers and all other production departments.  As supervisor, the position is responsible for coordinating, planning, maintaining and implementing all of the lighting and projection needs for our unique two-city operation.

Essential Functions:

  • Responsible for planning, organizing and running the Lighting/Projections Department in both cities.
  • Responsible for maintaining department budgets, daily bookkeeping and cost estimates for each production.
  • Directly supervise the Master Electrician and any lighting overhire.
  • Organize, coordinate and supervise all departmental crew calls, including IATSE crew calls.
  • Provide support to the designers in achieving designs.
  • Coordinate daily schedules with production management, designers and other department heads.
  • Coordinate interdepartmental design elements with other department heads.
  • Responsible for maintaining artistic integrity of lighting and projection designs.
  • Purchase and/or rent all lighting and projection equipment expendables according to specific production and departmental needs within budget limits.
  • Responsible for maintaining all lighting and projection equipment inventories and all required servicing.
  • In coordination with the Master Electrician, update and maintain paperwork for each production.
  • Attend all production meetings and technical, dress rehearsal, preview note sessions and other team meetings as required
  • Collaborate with Stage Management to ensure that productions adhere to all Equity rules regarding atmospherics.
  • Coordinate the transfer of all shows from Tucson to Phoenix.
  • Participate in planning and running of presentations and rentals as needed.
  • Oversee resource management for lighting and projection needs for ATC events as assigned. (i.e. Summer on Stage, Gala, special events).
  • Update, generate and maintain all departmental documentation.
  • Ensure all safety protocols are being upheld in alignment with the ATC Safety Manual.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Preferred Skills

  • Effective communicator with designers, staff and overhire.
  • Able to promote and cultivate a safe and organized work environment.
  • Attentive to detail, accountable and skilled in time management.
  • Ability to operate counterweight flying systems and personnel lifts.
  • Experience with Watchout media server
  • Ability to handle basic lighting design for events and rentals


  • Knowledge of standard theatrical electrical and projections equipment, standards, and atmospherics, as well as maintaining knowledge of advancements in lighting and projections technologies, techniques, and practices.
  • Experience in resource and budget management.
  • Experience in crew leadership
  • Knowledge of safe practices regarding fundamental rigging (including the use of a focus track), theatrical electricity and theatrical video technologies.
  • Skilled in basic office software, and production software (ATC owns Vectorworks and Lightwright).
  • Light board programming skills required (ETC) and knowledge of other design programs preferred (Lightwright and Vectorworks).
  • Knowledge of network-based lighting and projections systems.
  • Experience with programming media servers for theatrical projections.
  • Must be able to obtain valid driver’s license.

Physical Demands

  • Must be able to lift at least 40 pounds.
  • Must be able to perform physical activities such as, but not limited to lifting and bending, climbing ladders.
  • Ability to work from heights (ie grids, catwalks, ladders, and genie lifts).
  • Available to work nights and weekends. Work days could be long and could include long periods of time either sitting or standing.
  • Short Phoenix residencies required based on production schedules.

How To Apply

Please send a resume and a cover letter with references to Becky Merold at productionjobs@arizonatheatre.org. Please put “Lighting and Projections Supervisor” in the subject line.

Production Overhire – Load In, Strike, Run Crew

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


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.