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Careers at ATC

Assistant Production Manager

Full-time (exempt); Reports To: Production Manager; Location: Tucson, AZ; Salary: $825/week

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.

Overview

The Assistant Production Manager will work closely with the Production Manager to coordinate the day-to-day operations of the Production Office and the department. The Assistant Production Manager will work with the Production Department Heads to coordinate load ins, remounts, strikes, facilities rentals, and ATC special events under the supervision of the Production Manager.

Essential Functions:

  • Assist Production Manager with managing the staff and resources of the Production Department to produce ATC’s mainstage productions in a sustainable manner.
  • Manage the day to day operations of the Production Office, including building and maintaining file storage systems.
  • Oversee expense tracking and payroll for Production Department in conjunction with the Production Manager and Department Heads. Liaison between Production Department and Finance Department, in conjunction with Production Manager.
  • Manage vendor relationships as primary vendor contact for production department.
  • Coordinate with IATSE and local overhires to staff work calls and run crews as necessary. Assist with the onboarding and facilitation of hiring paperwork.
  • In conjunction with the Production Manager and the Production Department Heads, oversee load in, remount, and strike schedules and planning while ensuring that the proper logistics and budget are in place for crew, trucking, transportation and housing.
  • Ensure each of ATC’s productions transfer to Phoenix efficiently while maintaining the artistic integrity of the show.
  • Maintain the Production Calendar and the Production Department’s portion of ATC’s Facilities Calendar, in conjunction with Production Manager.
  • Coordinate staff travel, housing, and transportation needs with Company Management.
  • Work with House Management, Facilities and members of the Production Department to coordinate the production needs for all outside rental groups in the Holsclaw and Cabaret and ensure that the proper policies and procedures are being followed.
  • Work with other ATC departments such as Artistic, Marketing, Development, and Education/Community Engagement to coordinate the production needs for other ATC events as directed by the Production Manager.
  • Ensure effective communication within the Production Department and between Production and other departments at ATC. Work with the Production Manager to maintain good communication and relationships with the Herberger Technical and Administrative Staff.
  • Attend technical rehearsals and previews as directed by the Production Manager.
  • Supervise the Stage Operations department and non-equity Assistant to the Stage Managers.
  • Assist ATC with strategic planning to expand programming and community engagement efforts while upholding the organizational mission and values.
  • Serve on the Safety Committee and implement and coordinate ATC’s Safety Programs within the Production Department.
  • Work with other members of the Production Department to coordinate the use and maintenance of Production equipment and machinery, work spaces, facilities, and shop vehicles.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Qualifications 

  • Experience in technical theater, stage, or production management.
  • Effective communicator and collaborator with ATC staff, volunteers, patrons, union representatives, guest artists and donors.
  • Ability to supervise numerous individuals doing multiple projects at the same time.
  • Knowledge of best practices and safe working procedures in all areas of technical theater and able to promote and cultivate a safe and organized work environment.
  • Attentive to detail, accountable, and skilled in time management.
  • Intermediate to advanced knowledge of Microsoft products, including the Office 365 Suite.
  • Ability to obtain a valid driver’s license.
  • Ability or willingness to learn to drive a 26’ Box Truck.

Preferred Skills

  • Demonstrated problem solving skills
  • Basic knowledge of accounting and payroll/HR procedures.
  • Basic math and reasoning skills.
  • Basic knowledge of AEA, USA, and IATSE collective bargaining agreements.

Physical & Scheduling Requirements

  • Must be able to lift and move items weighing 40 pounds.
  • 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.

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

Lead Electrician

Full-time (non-exempt, hourly); Reports To: Lighting and Projections Supervisor; Location: Tucson, AZ; Salary: $14.50 – $15/hour

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.

Overview

The Lead Electrician works with the Lighting and Projections Supervisor to coordinate, plan, and maintain all of the lighting and video production needs for our unique two-city operation. They will also serve as the lighting console operator to maintain the integrity of each production in Tucson.

Essential Functions:

  • Primarily responsible for assisting Lighting and Projections Supervisor with the preparation, installation, remount, and strike of productions.
  • Programming the lighting console during technical rehearsals and running the lighting console for ATC productions in Tucson.
  • Responsible for maintaining the lighting/projections design after show opening, including program troubleshooting, lamp or color changes and fixture repairs.
  • Assist the Lighting and Projections Supervisor with the scheduling and organization of all department crew calls.
  • Supervise lighting crew during hang and focus work calls.
  • Responsible for updating and maintaining paperwork for each production, in coordination with Lighting Supervisor.
  • Assist in the support of all guest Lighting Designers.
  • Responsible for keeping the lighting and projections inventory, well organized, maintained, and catalogued.
  • Responsible for the coordination and execution of special ATC events and outside rental events. Resource allocation of these events will be coordinated with the Lighting and Projections Supervisor.
  • Assist the Lighting and Projections Supervisor in the planning, organizing and running of Lighting and Projections Department.
  • Attend production meetings and note sessions as required by Lighting and Projections Supervisor.
  • Work with all staff in maintaining backstage safety and organization.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications 

  • Knowledge of standard theatrical electrical equipment, standards, and atmospherics, as well as maintaining knowledge of advancements in lighting technologies, techniques, and practices.
  • ETC Ion programming skills required.
  • Knowledge of safe practices regarding fundamental rigging, theatrical electricity and theatrical video technologies.
  • Knowledge of network-based lighting and projections systems.
  • Must be able to obtain valid driver’s license.

Preferred Skills

  • Effective communicator with designers, staff and overhire.
  • Attentive to detail, accountable and skilled in time management.
  • Knowledge of projection and video technologies is a plus.
  • Knowledge of both Lightwright and Vectorworks.
  • Ability to operate counterweight flying systems and personnel lifts.
  • Experience with touring or transferring productions to other venues.
  • Experience in managing crews.
  • Experience with Watchout.

Physical & Scheduling Requirements

  • Ability to work from heights (ie grids, focus tracks, catwalks, ladders, and genie lifts).
  • Ability to lift 50+ pounds.
  • Available to work nights and weekends. Work days could be long and include long periods of time either sitting or standing.
  • Frequent overtime during technical rehearsals.
  • Short Phoenix residencies required based on production schedules.

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

Marketing Coordinator

Full-time (exempt); Reports To: Senior Marketing Manager; Location: Phoenix or Tucson

Be part of the fast-paced world of the performing arts while making an impact working for the premier professional non-profit theatre company in Arizona. We are searching for a driven, detail-oriented content creator and marketing coordinator to produce high-quality messaging for all social platforms. The Marketing Coordinator will update existing material, generate original content, and identify new ways to reach consumers.

This position focuses on appealing to current patrons and potential theatre supporters’ interests by creating engaging material. Ultimately, an exceptional Marketing Coordinator will promote collaboration between internal stakeholders to ensure consistency in our company’s brand messaging.

The Marketing Coordinator is responsible for creating dynamic social media strategies, managing social media channels, analyzing performance, and developing targeted social ads with the end goal of attracting and growing the audiences for Arizona Theatre Company.  A self-starter with a passion for connecting content and audience engagement while expanding digital conversations.

A key focus of this position is the overall responsibility for coordinating marketing efforts, aligning marketing initiatives, supporting the marketing team, creating content for the website, assisting with email communications, and assisting with all marketing materials. This role coordinates community engagement efforts and assists in the development of the overall marketing strategy.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Develops and implements community engagement strategies.
  • Develops, implements, and manages social media calendars, including content creation, building, and scheduling posts.
  • Analyzes and reports on performance of social media channels.
  • Creates targeted social ads and reports on campaign performance.
  • Acts as project manager for program guides and credit slides.
  • Archives and manages marketing collateral.
  • Writes blog posts, web content, and marketing materials.
  • Provides support to Senior Marketing Manager in general marketing functions. 
  • Populates and oversees community calendars.
  • Arranges email/social trades with community and arts partners.
  • Assists and contributes to overall marketing strategy.

QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES REQUIRED:

  • Exceptional writing skills.
  • Proven track record of content creation.
  • Obsessed with defining clear communications.
  • Strong ability to learn and adapt quickly.
  • Strong ability to present concepts, ideas, strategies, and results.
  • Excellent collaborator with cross-functional teams.
  • Ability to present creative approach and brand metrics to internal stakeholders.
  • Effective delegator for productive resource management.
  • Proven ability to manage changing priorities simultaneously.
  • Success in managing complex and multi-faceted marketing programs with the ability to drive projects through to completion.
  • Knowledge of social media platforms and strategies.
  • Covid-19 Vaccine

HOW TO APPLY: Send a cover letter and resume to atcjobs@arizonatheatre.org and erosenberg@arizonatheatre.org.
Arizona Theatre Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer that welcomes all qualified employees and values diversity of every kind.

Stage Supervisor

Full-time (non-exempt); Reports To: Production Manager & Asst. Production Manager; Location: Tucson, AZ; Salary: $14.50/hour

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.

Overview

The Stage Supervisor is the primary deck crew member and fly rail operator for ATC’s productions in Tucson. They are responsible for the maintenance and minor repair of all scenic, paint, and prop elements of each production. They are also responsible for developing and maintaining a clean, organized, and efficient backstage work space throughout the entire production process in coordination with all other Production departments. The Stage Supervisor functions as the coordinator of the Stage Operations Department in both cities. This position is based in Tucson, AZ.

Essential Functions:

  • Serve as the primary deck crew member for ATC’s productions in Tucson. For larger shows, supervise additional run crew members.
  • Responsible for the maintenance and minor repair of all scenic, paint and prop elements in productions.
  • Train run crew in the safe and proper use and/or operation of all scenic elements of a production as specified by the Technical Direction staff.
  • Develop and maintain a clean, organized, and efficient backstage work space (including the stage floor, fly system, and soft goods) throughout the entire production process in coordination with all other Production departments.
  • Keep other Production Department team members informed of technical issues, attempted fixes, and effective solutions to address problems during the production process either thru the SM reports or a separate form.
  • Work in conjunction with Stage Management to:
    • Assign run crew tasks
    • Schedule crew calls and maintenance calls
    • Maintain Current Run Paperwork for each show
  • Work with Production Management to hire deck crew in both cities.
  • Productions may call for this position to be a costumed run crew member and/or participate in quick changes.
  • Act as head fly rail operator for ATC load ins, electrics hang, performances, and strikes. Maintain and update lineset schedule throughout the production process as needed.
  • Assist with load-in, remounts, and strike, including the supervision of IATSE crews, as needed.
  • Collaborate with Phoenix 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.
  • Assist the Assistant Production Manager with the coordination of production elements for outside companies renting the Temple of Music and Art facilities. Act as the on-site production supervisor for the duration of the event.
  • Work on special events, user groups, and other outside ATC activities as needed.
  • Attend production meetings and all technical and dress rehearsal notes sessions as directed.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor

Qualifications 

  • Experience with stage crew responsibilities and operations with regards to the running of live professional theatrical performances.
  • Experience in theatrical carpentry techniques, prop maintenance, scenic paint touch ups and the tools and/or equipment required for these tasks.
  • Experience with the safe operation practices and basic maintenance of a theatrical, single-purchase, counterweighted fly system.
  • Experience with the basics of hanging and focusing theatrical lighting instruments.
  • Experience operating personnel lifts.
  • Experience managing crews in a leadership capacity.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, and supervisory skills.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Must be able to obtain valid driver’s license.

Preferred Skills

  • Effective communicator and collaborator with designers, actors, directors, fellow staff and overhire.
  • Able to promote and cultivate a safe and organized work environment.
  • Attentive to detail, accountable and skilled in time management.
  • Experience with theatrical automation equipment and software. (Creative Conners and Spikemark)
  • Basic knowledge of theatrical rigging techniques and practices.
  • Experience with the safe set up and use of a focus track system.
  • Ability to operate a 26’ Box Truck, or willing to learn.

Physical & Scheduling Requirements

  • Must be able to lift and move items weighing 60 pounds. 
  • Must be able to perform physical activities such as, but not limited to lifting and bending, crawling, kneeling, and 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.

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