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Careers at ATC

Carpenter

Full-time seasonal (non-exempt); Reports To: Technical Director; Location: Tucson, AZ; Salary: $13.50 – $14/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 Carpenter will construct scenic elements as drawn and engineered by the Technical Director (TD) and/or Assistant Technical Director (ATD) for ATC productions and outside contracts. They will participate in the build, load-in, remount and strike process. This position is based in Tucson, AZ.

Essential Functions:

  • Build scenic elements safely, efficiently, and according to ATC’s expectations and standards, under the supervision of the TD, ATD, and Lead Carpenter (LC).
  • Work with lead scenery staff on loading in, striking and remounting shows.
  • Work with all other ATC production staff to maintain safe, operational, and organized work areas.
  • Other duties are assigned.

Qualifications 

  • Experience with theatrical carpentry and welding techniques.
  • Skilled utilizing a range of materials, techniques, hand and power tools.
  • Experience in reading and building from technical drawings.
  • Experience participating in a load-in and strike process.
  • Knowledge of safe practices regarding basic theatrical rigging and counterweight flying systems operations.

Preferred Skills

  • Effective communicator with lead staff, build staff, IATSE and overhire.
  • Able to promote and cultivate a safe and organized work environment.
  • Attentive to detail, accountable and skilled in time management.
  • Basic knowledge of CNC operations (ShopBot).
  • Experience working with IATSE and overhire crews on a load-in and strike process.
  • Able to or willingness to learn to drive a 26′ box truck.
  • Able to or willingness to learn to drive a forklift.

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, bending, crawling, and climbing ladders.
  • Ability to work from heights (ie grids, catwalks, ladders, loading bridge and personnel 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 “Carpenter” in the subject line.

Director of Learning & Education

Overview:

The Director of Learning and Education is a Senior Management Position, a member of the Artistic Department and reports to the Artistic Director.

The department had started to take root considerably under the last two years of Director Jasmine Roth, but is a very young department, and ready to be shaped/developed by whoever comes in. The position, and the role of Education in all we do, will only grow with the right person in place. The job, its impact and the salary have much room to grow as the department does.

The Director of Learning & Education oversees all Education programs, relationships with schools or education organizations, and Education staff. They will articulate and maintain a clear vision with measurable goals for the department, and collaborate with the rest of the organization to grow Education throughout every aspect of what we do.

Salary: $45,000

Essential Functions:

  • Oversee and support all Education programming in Tucson & Phoenix including: Student Matinees, ATCteen, Summer on Stage, the Artist in Residence program, Community Workshops, Backstage Tours, and Internships
  • Maintain budget and organization of department
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with K-12 Schools, AZ Colleges, the AZ Dept. of Education, and Community Partners
  • Collaborate with Marketing department for all marketing of programs
  • Program Director for Summer on Stage and Summer Program Phoenix, execute all planning, visioning, scheduling, marketing
  • Teach classes and workshops as needed
  • Communicate with parents, teachers and students about programming

Please send cover letter and resume to: sdaniels@arizonatheatre.org and atcjobs@arizonatheatre.org

Arizona Theatre Company is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and encourages ALL qualified applicants to apply. We value diversity of every kind.

Lighting and Projections Supervisor

Full time (exempt); Reports To: Production Manager; Location: Tucson, AZ; Salary: $825-$850/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 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

Qualifications 

  • 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, focus tracks, 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 “Lighting and Projections Supervisor” in the subject line.

Marketing Coordinator

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

The Marketing Coordinator is responsible for developing social media strategies and managing social media channels, analyzing performance, and creating targeted social ads that support efforts to attract and expand the audiences for Arizona Theatre Company in any city in which ATC performs. A primary focus of this position is 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 marketing materials. This role coordinates community engagement efforts and assists in the development of 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:

  • 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.

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.

Wig and Make-up Supervisor

Full-time seasonal (non-exempt); Reports To: Costume Shop Manager; Location: Tucson, AZ; Salary: $15 – $16/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 Wig and Make-up Supervisor is responsible for the execution of all wig/hair styles, facial hair, and specialty makeup as designed by the Costume Designer. They also ensure the maintenance of all wig/hair pieces for the duration of each ATC production in both Tucson and Phoenix. This position is based in Tucson, AZ.

Essential Functions:

  • Creates and executes the wig, facial hair, and specialty makeup designs (including prosthetics & SFX) as designed by the Costume Designer. 
  • Meets with the Costume Designer to determine hair/specialty make-up needs for each production, providing research as needed.
  • Ensures proper maintenance of wig/hair pieces throughout the run, either by completing the maintenance themselves or training the wardrobe crew, depending on schedules.
  • Ensure each of ATC’s productions transfer to Phoenix efficiently while maintaining the artistic integrity of the show.
  • Purchase supplies, materials, and product (both general stock and show/project-specific) as needed and reconcile all applicable receipts in a timely manner including recording in shared budget tracking documents.
  • Conduct hair/wig, and prosthetic/SFX make-up fittings with performers.
  • Generate a wig & make-up bible for each production and train wardrobe crew on maintenance/application as needed.
  • Attend tech/dress rehearsals, previews and note session, as needed.
  • Maintain the Wig Room and all hair and makeup equipment.
  • On large shows and musicals, run a wig/dressing track as assigned by the Costume Shop Manager.
  • Execute (if licensed) haircuts, styling & color services, or (if not licensed) assist in the coordination of haircuts, styling & color services with the Costume Shop Manager and Stage Management.
  • Instruct/train performers on wig application/removal, specialty makeup application and any hair styling techniques required by the production.
  • Learns wardrobe tracks on each production to serve as an emergency swing.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Qualifications 

  • Demonstrated proficiency in styling both human hair & synthetic wigs with a variety of textures, as well as performers own hair.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in wig and facial hair construction including ventilating and fronting.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in stage make-up applications for a variety of skin tones and types.
  • Knowledge of both historical and contemporary hair/hairstyle and make-up trends.
  • Knowledge of specialty makeup applications & processes including prosthetics.
  • Knowledge and experience with MS Office applications (or equivalent) and cloud sharing
  • Basic math and accounting skills.
  • Ability to obtain a valid driver’s license.

Preferred Skills

  • Effective communicator and collaborator with costume shop staff including overhire, designers, directors, performers and wardrobe staff.
  • Able to promote and cultivate a safe and organized work environment.
  • Attentive to detail, accountable and skilled in time management.
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills.
  • Cosmetology license in the state of Arizona or ability to acquire an AZ license.

Physical & Scheduling Requirements

  • Must be able to lift and move items weighing 30 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 “Wig and Make-up Supervisor” in the subject line.