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Careers at ATC

Company Manager

Full-time exempt
Reports to Artistic Producer  

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. This position is based in Tucson but overnight travel to Phoenix will be required.

Overview
The Company Manager is responsible for providing exceptional hospitality to guest artists including attending to all travel, housing, transportation and personal needs. The Company Manager also coordinates travel and transportation for staff and Company plans company events. The ideal candidate is extremely personable warm, detail oriented, organized and comfortable working under pressure.

Essential Functions

  • Strategically plan all housing to fit within budget guidelines
  • Manage all travel, accommodations and transportation for guest artists and staff
  • Maintain company apartments
  • Build and maintain community partnerships to address personal needs that may arise while artists are in residence
  • Manage department budget and report on travel, housing and vehicle budgets monthly
  • Maintain Guest Artist Handbook
  • Supervise Company Management Assistants and/or Interns when applicable
  • Calmly and effectively handle emergency situations at any time of day or night
  • Organize company special events such as Meet and Greets, Between Show Meals, Holiday Parties, and Staff Appreciation Lunches
  • Other duties as assigned and needed

Qualifications

  • College degree in the arts preferred
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Computer knowledge including Microsoft Word, Excel and extensive experience with using travel search engines on the Internet
  • Familiarity with LORT and Actors Equity Association rules and regulations
  • Valid driver’s license and reliable vehicle needed

 To Apply

Submit a cover letter, resume and a 500-word statement on Your approach to making guest artists comfortable away from their home. Send to hr@arizonatheatre.org.

General Manager

Status: Exempt/Full-Time
Reports to: Managing Director

The General Manager is responsible for several key business operations of the Arizona Theatre Company, including negotiating contracts, supervising overall operations, facilities and information technology.

Operational Management:

  • Develop and implement co-production agreements, license plays and negotiate royalties.
  • In conjunction with the Production Manager and Artistic Producer supervise the administration and execution of union agreements (LORT/AEA, SDC and USA) and assist in negotiations whenever needed.
  • Manage contracts: housing leases, car rental/leases, printers, postage machines, storage units, administrative offices, etc …
  • Develop and oversee annual IT support contract and services including telephone, internet, computer inventory, etc …
  • Manage fleet of vehicles: acquisition; disposition, licensing, maintenance and repairs for owned and leased vehicles.
  • Manage budget lines pertaining to maintenance of Temple of Music and Art, including any capital needs.
  • Supervise the Facilities Manager and department.
  • Work closely with all departments, fostering strong inter-departmental and company-wide communication.

Facilities Management:  

  • Oversee facilities management and building operations of the Temple of Music and Art including cleaning schedules, security, key distribution, etc …
  • Liaison with authorities regarding safety codes, health inspections and required upgrades, create and implement evacuation plans, maintain all safety logs for Temple of Music and Art.
  • Working with the House Manager, assist in negotiating rental contracts and other special uses of the Temple of Music and Art.
  • In conjunction with Production Manager, Artistic Director, and Development department, coordinate logistics of annual fundraising Gala including staffing assignments and coordination of vendors.
  • In support of the Facilities Manager, troubleshoot all facility problems such as plumbing, electrical, etc… Review any contracts for repairs, improvements of facilities.
  • Act as liaison between the facilities and the production staff to ensure open communication and seamless coordination between the two.
  • Ensure that all necessary permitting for the facilities are obtained and up to date including liquor license, health inspections and insurance audits.

Ideal candidates will have:

  • 3+ years of experience as GM or Assistant GM in a professional theater or similar capacity
  • Previous experience with contracts and negotiations a must
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in handling a wide range of management level areas
  • Strong organizational, analytical, computer and research skills
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced team environment as well as on own
  • Proven ability to lead multiple teams simultaneously
  • Education: College BA or higher

The position requires some evening and weekend work in conjunction with the Arizona Theatre Company production calendar.

To apply, send resume and cover letter to hr@arizonatheatre.org.

Phoenix Lead Dresser

Full-time* Seasonal (non-exempt, hourly); Reports To: Costume Shop Manager; Location: Tucson, AZ; Salary: $13.50/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 Phoenix Lead Dresser is responsible for the supervision of all aspects of the wardrobe department of ATC productions in Phoenix including costume maintenance, supervision/coordination of dressers, and running a dressing track on each production. Travel to Tucson to learn the dressing tracks to assure the successful transition of each production is required.

Essential Functions:

  • Coordinates the care, management, and organization of finished costumes and wigs from first tech/dress rehearsal through closing/strike—including daily laundry, weekly dry cleaning, emergency repairs and wash/reset/touch up of wigs. 
  • Updates & maintains all wardrobe paperwork for Phoenix including dressing sheets, run sheets, checklists, and laundry/maintenance schedules. 
  • Communicates to the Costume Shop Manager in a timely manner for coordinating major repairs and/or replacement costume items during the Phoenix run. 
  • Ensures proper maintenance of wigs/hair pieces throughout the run, in coordination with the Wig and Makeup Supervisor and Costume Shop Manager.
  • Supervise and train over-hire dressers. 
  • Coordinate all quick-change and dressing needs during the Phoenix run of each production including maintenance of backstage quick change areas, dressing rooms, and wardrobe room. 
  • Run a dressing track on each production, which could include some prop tracking or scenic changes as needed between quick changes.
  • Attend performances in Tucson to learn all dressing tracks to ensure the successful transition of the production to Phoenix 
  • Attend Phoenix rehearsals, dress rehearsals, and note sessions as required. 
  • Manage and maintain stock wardrobe supplies, tools, equipment, wardrobe/wig rooms, road boxes, and dressing rooms. 
  • Follow ATC accounting procedures for any purchases and reconcile receipts in a timely manner. 
  • Coordinate maintenance haircuts for actors as needed in conjunction with the Wig and Makeup Supervisor and Stage Manager. 
  • Coordinate with Assistant Production Manager for load-in and strike needs. 
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Qualifications 

  • Dressing/Wardrobe crew experience, including quick changes coordination.
  • Demonstrated experience in costume construction & maintenance including alterations and repairs
  • Knowledge of and experience in basic laundry and fabric cleaning techniques & supplies
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to safely operate domestic sewing machines and other costume maintenance equipment
  • Base knowledge of wig construction and maintenance
  • Knowledge and experience with MS Office applications (or equivalent) and cloud sharing
  • Basic math and accounting skills

Preferred Skills

  • Effective communicator and collaborator with costume shop staff including overhire, designers, directors, performers and other production 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
  • Ability to obtain a valid driver’s license

Physical & Scheduling Requirements

  • Must be able to lift and move items weighing 30 pounds.
  • Must be able to perform physical activities such as, but not limited to lifting, bending, crawling, kneeling, and climbing ladders.
  • Available to work nights and weekends. Work days could be long and could include long periods of time either sitting or standing.
  • Short Tucson residencies required based on production schedules.

*This position works an average of 30 hours per week over the course of the seasonal contract. However, there will usually be three to five weeks unpaid time off between productions.

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