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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.

Lead Carpenter

Full-time seasonal (non-exempt); Reports To: Technical Director; 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 Lead Carpenter is responsible for overseeing the daily operation of the scene shop floor and constructing scenic elements as drawn and engineered by the Technical Director (TD) and Assistant Technical Director (ATD) for ATC productions and outside contracts. They will oversee the efficient movement of scenic elements through the build, load-in, remount and strike process. This position is based in Tucson, AZ.

Essential Functions:

  • Assist TD and ATD in the development of production build schedules and with technical design, as needed. 
  • Lead scene shop staff members, overhire, and interns to ensure scenic elements are constructed safely, efficiently, and according to ATC’s expectations and standards.
  • Assist in leadership of load in and load out procedures.
  • Collaborate with TD and ATD to ensure that all scene shop staff members have sufficient training, information, materials, equipment, and floor space needed for assigned projects.
  • Collaborate, as needed, with the Paints Department to ensure an efficient use of shop space, as well as day to day transfer of completed scenic units between departments.
  • Maintain inventory of all necessary equipment and materials used by the scenery department.
  • Alert TD and ATD of any low stock materials, hardware and shop consumables for purchase and restock.
  • Maintain organization and cleanliness standards in the shop to ensure a safe, hazard free, and efficient work environment.
  • Assist TD and ATD in purchasing materials as needed.
  • Other duties are assigned.

Qualifications 

  • Extensive experience and mastery of theatrical carpentry and MIG welding techniques.
  • Skilled utilizing a range of materials, techniques, hand and power tools.
  • Experience in reading and building from technical drawings.
  • Experience managing build crews.
  • Experience leading IATSE and overhire crews independently during a load-in and strike process.
  • Knowledge of safe practices regarding theatrical rigging and counterweight flying system 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 “Lead Carpenter” in the subject line.

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 jobs@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.