Careers at ATC

Assistant Production Manager

Full Time, Exempt
Reports to Production Manager

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.

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

  • Manage the day-to-day operations of the Production Office including accounting and payroll paperwork, expense tracking, budget projections, new hire paperwork, designer contracts, vendor relationships, hiring of overhire crews, and IT needs for the department.
  • In conjunction with the Production Manager and the Production Department Heads, oversee load in, remount, and strike schedules and planning and ensuring that the proper logistics are in place including crew, trucking, transportation and housing.
  • Keep the Production Calendar and the Production Department’s portion of ATC’s Facilities Calendar current.
  • Coordinate creative team and staff travel, housing, and transportation needs with Company Management.
  • Work with General 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 Marketing, Development, and Education/Community Engagement to coordinate the production needs for other ATC events as directed by the Production Manager.
  • Maintain the master schedule for Production Department meetings (Production Meetings, Department Head Meetings, Rentals Meetings, etc.) and make meeting announcements and reminders as necessary.
  • Attend and take/distribute notes for Production Department meetings as directed by the Production Manager.
  • Ensure effective communication within the Production Department and between Production and other departments at ATC.
  • Attend technical rehearsals and previews as directed by the Production Manager.
  • Serve on the Safety Committee and implement and coordinate ATC’s Safety Programs within the Production Department.
  • Work with the Production Manager to maintain good communication and relationships with the
    Herberger Technical and Administrative Staff.
  • 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.

Competencies

• Must be self-motivated, energetic and an effective and efficient communicator.
• Able to uphold a tone of collaboration, respect, optimism and professionalism, both internally and externally, while maintaining composure in a fast-paced setting.
• Attentive to detail, accountable and deadline oriented.
• Basic knowledge of Accounting and Payroll/HR practices.
• Basic knowledge of AEA, USA, and IATSE collective bargaining agreements.

Qualifications

• College degree preferred
• 2-3 years of experience in technical theater, stage, or production management.
• Knowledge of best practices and safe working procedures in all areas of technical theater.
• Intermediate to advanced knowledge of Microsoft products including Word and Excel.
• Must be able to obtain valid driver’s license.
• 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.
• Short Phoenix residencies required based on production schedules.

This is a full-time position. Due to the nature of professional theatre, periodic evening and weekend work
is expected. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.

To Apply
Submit resume and cover letter, with three professional references via e-mail only to Chris Gerling,
Associate Production Manager, at: cgerling@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.

Associate Director of Development

Full-time exempt
Reports to Director of Development
ATC Office Headquarters: Phoenix
(Updated 03/07/18)

Position Summary

Arizona Theatre Company is the official State Theatre of Arizona, Arizona’s only fully professional theatre company, and a member of the respected League of Resident Theatres (LORT). Productions take place in both Tucson (at the historic Temple of Music and Art) and Phoenix (at the Herberger Theater Center). ATC maintains offices in both cities.

The Associate Director of Development plays a key role on ATC’s Development Team, which is responsible for raising $3.5 million annually in contributed funds. Under the supervision of the Director of Development, the Associate Director of Development works to establish long-term partnerships, strengthen existing relationships and initiate new contacts within the corporate and major gifts sectors, and provides strategic direction and oversight of private foundation activities.

The desired candidate will provide the expertise to advance Arizona Theatre Company’s interests by researching and identifying sources of support, proactively seeking opportunities to generate new proposals based on corporate guidelines and interests, maintaining strong communication ties with corporate and foundation donors and prospects, and managing and stewarding significant relationships. ATC is seeking someone who is energetic, ambitious, goal-oriented, creative, and organized, with the ability to work both independently and collaboratively, with a talent for building strong and productive relationships across constituencies.

Responsibilities

  • Identify corporate, foundation, and major gifts prospects and conduct research to determine interest and giving potential;
  • Develop, manage, and implement cultivation and solicitation strategies for corporate sponsorships, including proposals and agreements;
  • Develop, manage, and implement cultivation and solicitation strategies for major gifts prospects;
  • Arrange, conduct, and coordinate cultivation, stewardship, and recognition activities;
  • Manage acquisition, renewal, stewardship, recognition, and annual recaps for corporate and foundation partners;
  • Prepare and organize regular reports on foundation and major gifts activities;
  • Develop and administer budgets for corporate activities and special projects;
  • Work with staff and volunteers on fundraising events;
  • Work with program staff to effectively implement partner funding commitments;
  • Work directly with marketing staff to create and implement corporate activities and assets.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Bachelor’s degree and 5+ years of progressive nonprofit development experience;
  • Demonstrated record of success in generating significant commitments from corporations, foundations, and private donors;
  • Knowledge of cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship strategies and techniques, particularly in the areas of corporate, major gifts, and private foundations;
  • Demonstrated ability in proposal writing for varied proposal development;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of methods, practices, and procedures for obtaining information about the giving programs of corporations and foundations;
  • Self-motivation and discipline to regularly set and achieve work goals;
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and networking skills with large groups as well as with individuals;
  • Ability to maintain a high level of poise and professionalism in all circumstances, while working in a fast-paced setting;
  • Ability to initiate and build relationships with prospective corporate, foundation, and major gifts donors;
  • Demonstrated ability to take primary responsibility for a diverse number of projects and complete them in a timely manner with limited supervision;
  • Develop new partner relationships and programs, and manage the enhancement of existing partner relationships and programs;
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team setting;
  • Knowledge of Salesforce / Patron Manager donor management software a plus.

To Apply:

Please send a cover letter and resume to atcjobs@arizonatheatre.org and reference “Associate Director of Development” in the subject line.

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.

Executive Assistant

Reports to:  Managing and Artistic Directors       
Status:  Full-Time Regular Exempt
Supervision exercised:  Some volunteer              
Start Date: 
July 30, 2018
Salary: Commensurate with Experience               
Benefits: Eligible for ATC employee benefits package

Position Summary: 
Provide personal administrative support to the Managing and Artistic Directors and other executive staff as required. Duties include general administrative and project based work. Project a professional company image through in-person, phone, and email interaction.

Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree (preferred) and a minimum of five years of administrative support experience.
  • A passion for the arts.
  • Trustworthy, dependable and respectful.
  • Excellent prioritization skills and ability to meet deadlines.
  • Proven ability to balance multiple tasks in a fast paced environment.
  • Ability to contend with sensitive situations with utmost diplomacy.
  • Exceptional communication (business writing and editing), customer service and analytical skills.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office 365 and other Office applications and telephone protocol. Computer literate with the ability to learn new software applications. 
  • Professional verbal and written communication skills and the ability to type 60 wpm.
  • Visibility of work requires attention to detail, excellent organizational skills, and discretion with confidential information. 
  • Willingness to work a flexible schedule and occasional overnight in-state travel.

Essential Job Functions: 

  • Provide responsible, professional, confidential administrative and office management support.
  • Act as Board Liaison.
  • Facilitating Board of Trustee meetings; notices and materials, and, minutes.
  • Assist with reports, and materials for publications and presentations.
  • Screen incoming calls and determine appropriate action.
  • Schedule meetings and coordinate Managing and Artistic Directors’ calendars.
  • Prepare and maintain expense reports.
  • Setup and coordinate meetings and conferences.
  • Meet and greet clients and visitors.
  • Perform general clerical duties to include but not limited to: photocopying, faxing, scanning and filing.
  • Maintain hard copy and electronic filing system.
  • Coordinate project-based work.
  • Supervise support staff as required.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Additional Responsibilities: 

  • Assist with special events and fundraising activities as required.
  • Be familiar with artistic, educational and other company programs and operations in order to address patron, employee, donor and other constituent questions accurately and completely.

Application procedure:
Please submit a resume and letter of interest to Executive Assistant Search at Arizona Theatre Company, P.O. Box 1631, Tucson, AZ 85702-1631.  Or email atcjobs@arizonatheatre.org

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

Application deadline:  7/20/2018

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. Arizona Theatre Company reserves the right to modify or change this job description as business needs dictate.

Learning & Education Associate (Phoenix)

Full-time, exempt
Reports to Learning & Education Director
Updated 5/21/18

Position Summary

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: https://arizonatheatre.org/education-programs/

Essential Functions

  • Assisting with marketing, operations, and communications surrounding all Education programming;
  • Managing ATC Teen and Apprenticeship programs;
  • Overseeing and coordinating with interns;
  • Assisting in coordinating and leading post-show discussions;
  • Leading workshops throughout the metro area as a teaching artist;
  • Working with the Learning & Education Director to develop new student programming;
  • Attending educational events, conferences, and grant receptions;
  • Planning and coordinating the Teacher Preview Night;
  • Coordinating with teaching artists and/or leading out-of-town week-long rural residencies;
  • Assisting with data collection in all Education programming;
  • Collaborating with the Education and ATC staff to prepare, coordinate, and execute the Summer on Stage program;
  • Maintaining and facilitating ATC’s partnership with the Act One Foundation;
  • Researching, creating, and meeting deadlines for season production play guides;
  • 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 atcjobs@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.

Master Electrician (Tucson)

Full-time, non-exempt (hourly)
Reports to Lighting and Projections Supervisor

Position Summary

The Master 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. This is a year-round position working on every production on the mainstage.

Essential Functions

  • Primarily responsible for assisting Lighting and Projections Supervisor with the preparation, installation, and remount of productions;
  • Programming the lighting console during technical rehearsals;
  • Assist the Lighting and Projections Supervisor with the scheduling and organization of all department crew calls;
  • Supervise lighting crew during Hang and Focus;
  • Responsible for updating and maintaining paperwork for each production;
  • Assist in the support of all guest Lighting Designers;
  • Responsible for keeping the extensive lighting and projections inventory well organized, maintained, and cataloged;
  • Assist with other special ATC events and outside rental events;
  • Assist the Lighting and Projections Supervisor in the planning, organizing, and running of Lighting and Projections Department;
  • Assist with the supervision of the Staff Electrician;
  • Attend production meetings and note sessions as required by Lighting and Projections Supervisor;
  • Work with all staff in maintaining backstage safety and organization;
  • Participate in ATC’s Summer on Stage program;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Competencies

  • Must be a self-motivated, energetic, and an effective and efficient communicator;
  • Attentive to detail, accountable, and deadline-oriented;
  • Knowledge of both Lightwright and Vectorworks;
  • ETC Ion programming skills required;
  • Able to uphold a tone of collaboration, respect, optimism, and professionalism, both internally and externally, while maintaining composure in a fast-paced setting;
  • Knowledge of projection and video technologies is a plus.

Qualifications

  • College degree preferred;
  • 2-3 years of experience in theatre lighting;
  • Knowledge of network-based lighting and projections systems;
  • Ability to operate and service all theatrical lighting equipment, counterweight flying systems, and personnel lifts;
  • Knowledge of safe practices regarding theatrical electricity and theatrical video technologies;
  • Skilled with all lighting-related equipment, cursory skill with small hand and power tools;
  • Must be able to obtain valid driver’s license.

Physical Demands

  • Ability to work from heights (i.e. grids, 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.

This is a full-time position. Due to the nature of professional theatre, periodic evening and weekend work is expected. Relocation services are not offered.

To Apply

Submit resume and cover letter, with three professional references, via email only to Kat Seaton, Lighting and Projections Supervisor at kseaton@arizonatheatre.org. Click here to view this listing as a PDF.

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.

Production Overhire – Load In, Strike, Run Crew

Part time temporary (non-exempt)
(Updated 11/05/15)

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 you are interested in and your general availability to Chris Gerling, Associate Production Manager at cgerling@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.

Technical Director (Tucson)

Full Time, Exempt
Reports to Production Manager

Position Summary
The role of the Technical Director is to serve as a liaison between the scenic designer, the artistic staff, the scene shop and all other production areas. They are responsible for the supervision and coordination of the scene shop and all aspects of scenic engineering, budgeting, drafting, construction, load-in/out for ATC productions in both Tucson and Phoenix.

The scene shop staff supervised by the Technical Director consists of; an assistant technical director, master carpenter, four carpenters and over-hire on an as needed basis.  

Essential Functions

• Collaborate with scenic designer, director and production manager to achieve a design that can be realized within budget and schedule.
• Maintain communication with designers and relate design information to production staff.
• Plan construction techniques, special requirements and coordination of interdepartmental production elements.
• Coordinate and execute all scenery construction including drafting, engineering, and installation.
• Coordinate and maintain the build schedule in regards to the flow of the scene shop build and in conjunction with other shop areas.
• Assist production management with the coordination of load in, remount, and strike schedules for each production.
• Supervise load-ins, remounts, and strikes for all ATC productions.
• Direct and oversee overhire crews and interns when applicable.
• Attend all production and staff meetings, rehearsals, tech rehearsals, and preview performances as requested by the production manager.
• Assist on other ATC special events or programs as assigned by Production Management.
• Acquire and manage inventory of materials and equipment as needed for productions.
• Supervise the daily operation of the scene shop.
• Process all necessary human resources and accounting paperwork in a timely manner, including overhire and new hire paperwork, timesheets, accident reports, financial records, and spending reports.
• Enforce all safety guidelines and protocols.
• Supervise and maintain shop vehicles.
• Maintain ATC machinery, tools, bulk inventory, and scenic/show inventory and assist with shop facility maintenance.
• Participate in season planning which includes reading scripts, preliminary budgeting, and preliminary scheduling.
• Other duties as assigned

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 and managerial skills.

Qualifications

• Minimum of 5 years of regional theatre management experience or large scale scene shop.
• Demonstrated knowledge and experience in scenery construction and engineering.
• Proficient Computer knowledge including Microsoft Word, Excel and CAD skills, with the ability to generate clear and concise drawings.
• Skilled with all hand and power tools, scenic carpentry, rigging, and welding techniques.
• Demonstrated experience with design and maintenance of scenery automation.
• Strong verbal and written communication skills.
• Ability to work as a team member and present a positive attitude.
• Must be able to multi-task multiple projects, maintain organization, and be detail oriented.
• Eligibility to obtain a valid driver’s license.
• Frequent overtime and long days, long periods of sitting and standing.
• Must be able to lift 50 pounds.
• Short Phoenix residencies required based on production schedules.

This is a full-time position. Due to the nature of professional theatre, periodic evening and weekend work
is expected. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.

To Apply
Submit resume and cover letter, with three professional references via e-mail only to Chris Gerling, Associate Production Manager, at: cgerling@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.