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“A.C.T. is not just a place where you come to see plays. It's a place where you come to talk about plays, where you come to meet artists, where you come to learn about the making of art. It's a place that opens your heart and your mind, and can teach you something about the world. It's a place in which you are transformed.”

Carey Perloff
Artistic Director Emerita


American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.)
is the Bay Area’s Tony Award–winning flagship theater. Renowned for a rich variety of programming, A.C.T. presents great plays and musicals, and pushes the boundaries of theatrical storytelling.

A.C.T. is the only American regional theater to house a professional actor-training program; actors who have studied at A.C.T. include Annette Bening, Benjamin Bratt, Nicolas Cage, Darren Criss, Harry Hamlin, Anika Noni Rose, Anna Deavere Smith, and Denzel Washington. Performances take place in the historic Geary Theater and the state-of-the-art Strand Theater, both in San Francisco. A.C.T. takes pride in its tremendous legacy of performance and training, and plays a vital role in creating the art and artists of the future. 

What we look for in our staff: the ability to imagine, the energy to create and explore new ideas and the freedom of spirit to celebrate our diverse community.

American Conservatory Theater is committed to diversity in its programming and in creating a work culture and environment that is reflective of San Francisco Bay Area demography. We encourage and actively recruits applicants representing dimensions of difference that include — but are not limited to — age, national origin, ethnicity, race, religion, ability, sexual orientation, gender or political affiliation. are an equal opportunity employer, and encourage women and people of color to apply.

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

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Human Resources Generalist

Status: Full-Time / Regular / Exempt
Reports To: Human Resources Director
Salary: DOE + Benefits

In collaboration with the Human Resources Director, the Human Resources Generalist is directly responsible for the overall administration, coordination, and evaluation of human resources services, policies, and programs. The HR Generalist also works closely with the Finance department and is the primary liaison with Payroll.

Responsibilities:

  • With the HR Director, manage the recruitment, hiring, and on-boarding of new employees:

    •  Meet with hiring managers to ensure hiring requests are completed, job descriptions are created/updated and postings are created and posted.

    • Manage the flow of applicants to hiring managers and maintain applicant records.

    • Assist the hiring manager as needed with the interview and selection process of new employees.

    • Ensure offer letters are generated and pre-employment screening is complete as necessary – including background and reference checks.

    • Ensure on-boarding and all new hire paperwork is completed.

    • Manage all correspondance with applicants regarding the status of their application.

  • Manage the Theater benefit plans and services:

    • Working with the Human Resources Director and brokers, determine the best investment of benefit dollars.

    • Manage and implement annual open enrollment, including informational and/or help sessions.

    • Liaison with the Accounting Department to ensure that benefit deductions are reflected correctly each payroll.

    • Reconcile all benefits billing.

    • Conduct all benefits orientations with new employees educating them on their benefit choices

    • Assist new employees in enrolling in plans; assist continuing employees in making changes to plan participation as needed.

    • Responsible for processing paperwork related to workers compensation, unemployment, and disability claims.

    • Follow up with providers regarding employee issues, billing issues, and other questions or concerns.

  • Manage the HRIS:

    • Serve as point person for management of the HRIS system, including implementation of new modules, maintenance of system and acting as liaison with HRIS system vendor.

    • Enter new hire, change, and termination data in timely manner.

    • Maintain security, user accounts, and perform other basic system maintenance.

    • Train and provide support to employees using the employee facing functions of the HRIS.

    • Create and maintain queries and reports.

    • Complete internal and external reports, including EEO1, OSHA 300A, salary surveys, retirement plan audits, etc.

    • Provide various survey data to external partners and respond to other information requests as necessary.

  • Administer the annual performance review process:

    • Ensure the systems, forms, procedures, processes are up to date and communicated.

    • Follow up with department managers as necessary to ensure performance reviews are conducted in a timely manner.

    • Track the completion of performance reviews.

  • Other HR administrative duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree or equivalent combination of education and work experience
  • 3+ years HR Generalist experience including benefits, HRIS and recruitment functions
  • Strong organizational skills with ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Extremely effective written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to speak with all levels of the organization
  • Strong technology skills
  • Thorough knowledge of employment law as well as FMLA, CFRA, COBRA, ERISA, HIPAA, and other state and federal regulations. Familiartiy with CA labor laws and San Francisco ordinances a plus.
  • Ability to work well independently; self starter, resourceful problem solver.
  • Ability to work well with a diverse population and a variety of work styles.
  • Interest in the arts strongly preferred.
  • Willingness to work alongside contemporary works of art and performances which present challenging and provocative subject matter.


To Apply:

Please email resume with cover letter, including salary requirements, to hr@act-sf.org with Human Resources Generalist Search in the subject line.
 

Materials may also be mailed to:

HR Generalist Search
A.C.T. Attn: Human Resources
30 Grant Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94108-5834
   

 

Director of Production

Status: Full-Time / Regular / Exempt
Reports To: Artistic Director & Executive Director
Salary: DOE + Benefits

A.C.T. (LORT A, LORT C, Conservatory) seeks a Director of Production to lead and manage all A.C.T production departments. Operating in the Geary Theater and the Strand Theater, A.C.T presents an annual mainstage subscription season of seven productions, plus a holiday production and various special events and rentals. The position oversees all production components across the main stage programming. They work closely with artistic and executive leadership, participate in season planning, and participate with senior leadership in strategic planning to the end of supporting a successful production season. In addition, the Director of Production oversees the Conservatory production team which supports and serves 3000 students every year in each of its programs: MFA actor training, Young Conservatory and Education and Community programs. As a key member of the Operating Committee, the Director of Production will provide leadership in the areas of season planning, budget planning and production staff management. 

Responsibilities:

  • Lead, manage and oversee A.C.T Production Staff – including but not limited to direct and indirect reports in production management, conservatory production management, stage management, costumes, wigs, props, Geary stage and wardrobe Crew, Strand stage and wardrobe Crew.   
  • Develop and oversee annual production budgets in close collaboration with Finance, Artistic and General Management.
  • Develop and oversee production related capital projects, maintenance projects and long term capital purchases.
  • Create and oversee annual seasonal calendars as well as specific production schedules and technical schedules.
  • Hire and staff all production departments’ needs including full time, seasonal and temporary production employees.
  • In conjunction with Finance, HR and General Management, oversee the administration of payroll for all production employees.
  • Develop a staffing plan for all seasonal production employees and communicate their weeks of employment at the beginning of each season.
  • Work closely with the Chief Financial Officer to ensure good financial oversight in the area of production expenses such as budget tracking and that appropriate finance reconciliation is completed in a timely manner.
  • Work closely with HR to ensure all production staff have received appropriate performance reviews, training and any over hire staff have been provided the appropriate onboarding at the start of their employment.
  • Serve on Board committees, Operating Committee and any special task force as assigned.
  • Collaborate closely with Artistic department to field designers for each production.
  • Establish close working relationships with visiting directors, designers and artists to ensure that the highest level of work is done with the resources allocated.
  • Work closely with A.C.T departments such as front of house, facilities, box office, marketing, and development to ensure the success of all A.C.T programs.
  • Mentor and train Production Management Fellows and other department fellows where required.
  • Serve as part of the negotiation committee with union contracts as required by the Executive Director.
  • Identify, create and implement any production related improvements such as physical improvements or work flow issues.
  • Ensure a safe environment for all production staff including being up to date on best theater practices for health and safety.
  • Other projects as needed.

 

Qualifications:

  • A BA/BFA in theater or equivalent professional experience (5–10 years) in production management or technical
  • direction in a large LORT or equivalent sized theater
  • Working knowledge of LORT agreements and IATSE agreements
  • Hands on leadership, creative problem solving, negotiation skills and critical thinking required
  • Experience in commercially enhanced productions is a plus
  • Strong verbal and interpersonal communication skills
  • Experience managing expenditures and creating budgets
  • Experience creating schedules and meeting deadlines
  • Excellent oral and written skills
  • Experience reading and interpreting drawings (AutoCAD, Vectorworks) and other technical materials
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word, PowerPoint
  • Valid Drivers’ license and clean DMV record preferred.
  • This position is physical in nature. The ability to reach above head, lift up to 15 pounds and repeatedly ascend and descend stairs is essential.
     

Ability to:

  • Analyze complex situations and make strategic decisions from a macro point of view as well as focus into detailed nuances when needed
  • Interact with a diverse group of constituents including directors, designers, faculty, administrative staff, technical crews and students
  • Stay up to date in industry best practices and stay connected with other industry leaders through conferences and theatrical groups
  • Have a strong commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion values
  • Organize and communicate information clearly, both verbally and in writing
  • Understand the concept of educational theatre production and the working learning environment
  • Travel between any/all A.C.T. locations and other assigned local travel
  • Work in a detail oriented manner, be resourceful and flexible, and be able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Effectively problem solve and troubleshoot
  • Face demanding situations with tenacity, diplomacy, and sensitivity under pressure
  • Work independently and as part of team
  • Work irregular hours, evening hours, long hours and weekend as needed

 


To Apply:

Please email cover letter, including salary requirements, resume, and references to hr@act-sf.org with Director of Production Search in the subject line.
 

Materials may also be mailed to:

Director of Production Search
A.C.T. Attn: Human Resources
30 Grant Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94108-5834
   

 

Geary Head of Props

Department: Production
Status: I.A.T.S.E Local 16 Full Time, Seasonal Position (40 weeks)
Reports To: Director of Production
Salary & Benefits: I.A.T.S.E Local 16


A.C.T. (LORT A) seeks a venue Head of Props for our historic Geary Theater. The Head of Props is a working member of the Geary Theater house crew, and is responsible for the safe and accurate running of stage properties, supervising and leading the I.A.T.S.E properties crew members, during load- in/outs, technical rehearsals, runs; Head of Props is responsible for maintaining backstage and onstage areas and stage equipment.
 

Responsibilities:

  • Supervise, manage, direct and work with the prop department crew consistent with the I.A.T.S.E. agreement during load- ins, technical rehearsals, runs and load-outs; as well as the setup, operation, run, maintenance and repairs of all props for all productions
  • Accurately spike/mark onstage locations of scenery, props from drawings and ground plans
  • Work closely with A.C.T’s properties master and stage managers when transferring properties from their care and supervision in the creation/rehearsal process over to the running and maintenance throughout the load in, tech and run of shows
  • Install and maintain a variety of production elements including but not limited to: hand props, weapons, personal props, consumable props, furniture pieces, set dressing, greenery/foliage, ground cloths, carpet, dance marleys and mechanical special effects
  • Install and maintain band and music related equipment including but not limited to setting up the orchestra pit (baffling, music stands, backline gear, MD platform etc) or moving piano
  • Actively participate in trouble shooting and problem solving transitions with running crews and stage management teams on stage transitions and prop hand offs throughout the tech process
  • With stage management, upkeep of running sheets for props, record notes and changes
  • Work collaboratively and closely with other I.A.T.S.E house crew including Head Carpenter, Head Electrics, Head Audio, Flyman in all areas of load-ins & outs, technical rehearsals and performances
  • Support the creative team for all productions to realize designs with accuracy, on schedule and within budget parameters
  • Actively provide support for the operations of on stage rehearsals, tech notes, special events, rentals and any additional company functions such as backstage tours, photo shoots, B-Roll, web streaming, etc.
  • Work collaboratively with production management teams to manage crew calls and schedule the work days efficiently to stay within production budgets
  • Maintain backstage and onstage areas, and any props related supplies and equipment including but not limited to stage paint supplies, green room tea and coffee supplies
  • Any other production related duties as assigned

 

Qualifications:

  • Previous experience of three years or more as a Head Prop person or Assistant Head Prop person at a  LORT theater or a similar theatrical/ performance venue
  • Strong technical knowledge and skilled experience in running shows, building, repairing, and maintaining various types of props for theatrical productions
  • Strong craft skills in the following areas: woodworking, metalworking, sewing, furniture finishing, upholstery, electronics, plastics, casting, and molding
  • Experience installing, repairing, and maintaining floors such as carpet, dance marley and ground cloths
  • Previous experience inventorying, tracking, purchasing, preparing, packing, and unpacking all types of properties
  • A basic understanding of Adobe Photoshop is a plus
  • Valid Driver’s license a plus

     

Ability to:

  • Be an excellent collaborator in the process of creating new work and new productions
  • Interact with a diverse group of constituents including visiting directors, designers, artists, administrative staff, technical crews and students
  • Read, evaluate and implement designs from CAD drawings and prints required
  • Organize and communicate information clearly, both verbally and in writing
  • Work in a detail oriented manner, be resourceful and flexible, and be able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Effectively problem solve and troubleshoot
  • To reach above head, lift and maneuver 50 pounds
  • Face demanding situations with tenacity, diplomacy, and sensitivity under pressure
  • Work comfortably at heights such as catwalks, ladders and lifts
  • Work independently and as part of team
  • Work irregular hours, evening hours, long hours and weekend as required
     


To Apply:

Please email cover letter, resume, and references to productionjobs@act-sf.org with Geary Head of Props Search in the subject line.
 

Materials may also be mailed to:

Geary Head of Props Search
A.C.T. Attn: Human Resources
30 Grant Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94108-5834
   

 

Wigs Supervisor

Department: Production
Status: Full Time / Seasonal / Non-Exempt (Approx. 35 weeks)
Reports To: Wig Master
Salary: Hourly DOE + Benefits


The Wig Supervisor is responsible for the overall execution and implementation of the running and maintenance of the wigs, hair and makeup on all A.C.T mainstage productions. They shall maintain the integrity of the wig and hair design throughout each production as established by the Wig Master for these productions. The Wig Supervisor hires, oversees & supervises overhire wig run crew when additional positions are required. Otherwise, they shall be responsible for carrying out all duties associated with running the show. They assist actors with the application and removal of all wigs, facial hair and makeup. They are responsible for creating, documenting, and updating run of show paperwork as well as taking photographs of the actors in their character looks for the show bible. They shall work closely with Stage Management, and Wardrobe to create run tracks for overhire wig & makeup crew. They shall participate in the inventorying, upkeep and maintenance of the basement wig room supplies as well as the overall A.C.T wig stock.
 

Responsibilities:

  • Overall execution and implementation of the running and maintenance of the wigs, hair and makeup on all A.C.T mainstage productions from load in until the closing, pack out and load out of each production
  • Completes pre-show and post show duties including: application and removal of wigs and facial hair, styling actors hair and specialty makeup application
  • In close collaboration with the Wig Master and Stage Management, create and implement wig running crew paperwork to assure that all actor hair and makeup needs are met for each production
  • Provide updated or amended wig running crew paperwork to the Wig Master by opening night of each production
  • Assist in the creation of a Show Bible by providing all paperwork documents to the Wig Master as well as taking archival photos of each characters looks (and as applicable changes to the look)
  • Attend Designer Runs and other pertinent pre-dress rehearsal meetings as assigned by Wig Master
  • Implement hair and make-up design applications as established by the Wig Master
  • Work with Wig Master and Stage Management to schedule wig calls for performers during the tech, tech/ preview and performance period
  • Work with the Sound Department to incorporate any microphone placement into the Wig design
  • Maintain all wigs and facial hair elements as assigned, including cleaning and restyling as needed
  • Assist in training actors during each production on the make-up design for the show
  • Collect all wigs, hair pieces, facial hair and make-up after the closing of each main stage show
  • Provide support for photo shoots, marketing and press events as assigned by Wig Master
  • Hire and oversee additional run crew swings and crew members as necessary
  • Assist in training wig run crew in theater and backstage etiquette and maintain this etiquette among the crew during the run
  • Overall supervision of wig run crew; Duties including but not limited to, assigning run tracks to crew, working with the Wigs Master to set all crew call times, training the crew on the correct wig application, make-up technique, hair styling, and sanitation pertinent to the show, ensure the run crew maintains the integrity of the design as established by the Wigs Master, manage & collect overhire crew paperwork checking that they are appropriately filled out
  • For Strand productions, this position is expected to work collaboratively and hold cross departmental responsibilities with the wardrobe crew
  • Manage personnel safety and uphold safety protocols within the department, and participate in all required training
  • Participates in the inventorying, upkeep and cleanliness of the Geary wig room, stock and common wig/ wardrobe areas to maintain a well-stocked, clean and organized wig room
  • Participates in the maintenance of A.C.T wig stock as assigned by Wigs Master
  • Communicate regularly with Wig Master and Costume Shop Head on any pertinent production related matters
  • Notifies Wig Master immediately of any damage to wigs or show-related incidents and issues.
  • Attends Wig Department or Costume Shop Department and All Company meetings as required
  • Other duties as assigned, including but not limited to; cleaning and resetting the wigs and makeup items, ventilating or fronting hair items

 

Qualifications:

  • Education and/or significant high level, hands on professional experience (minimum one year) with an emphasis on wig & make-up and theate
  • Proficient styling and maintaining all types of wigs and facial hair
  • Familiarity with hygiene and sanitation techniques related to make-up, wigs, and hair
  • Familiarity with period and historical hairstyles and costumes
  • Excellent work ethic including but not limited to:  time management, work flow management, self motivation, diplomacy, and interpersonal and collaborative communication skills
  • Excellent crew management skills including but not limited to: time management, work flow management, and interpersonal and collaborative communications skills
  • Basic computer competency with computer programs such as Microsoft word, excel, emails
  • Must be able to sit and stand for long periods of time. Job requires continuous and repetitive use of hands and wrists, for fine gripping and forceful gripping. Ability to reach above head, lift up to 15 pounds and repeatedly ascend and descend stairs is essential
  • Ability to do a variety of men’s haircuts, as needed and cosmetology license a plus
  • Wig Ventilating and Wig making skills highly desirable
  • Experience with prosthetic application and painting a plus

     

Ability to:

  • Organize and communicate information clearly, both verbally and in writing
  • Travel between any/all A.C.T. locations and other assigned local travel
  • Work in a detail oriented manner, be resourceful and flexible, and be able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Effectively problem solve and troubleshoot
  • Face demanding situations with tenacity, diplomacy, and sensitivity under a lot of pressure
  • Deal with high profile personalities
  • Work collaboratively across all production departments to ensure a good working environment and the success of the show
  • Work independently and as part of team
  • Work irregular hours, evening hours, long hours and weekend as required
     


To Apply:

Please email cover letter including salary requirements, resume, and references to productionjobs@act-sf.org with Wigs Supervisor Search in the subject line.
 

Materials may also be mailed to:

Wigs Supervisor Search
A.C.T. Attn: Human Resources
30 Grant Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94108-5834
   

 

Assistant Company Manager

Department: General Management
Status: Full-Time / Non-exempt
Reports To: Company Manager
Salary: DOE + Benefits

A.C.T. seeks an Assistant Company Manager to help support the Company Management and General Management department in serving the production and operational needs of the organization. The ideal candidate will be a self-starter who loves being around artists and has strong organizational skills to support a dynamic, artistic organization. The position requires a flexible disposition, discretion, the ability to remain level-headed in stressful situations, and an ability to make decisions in accordance with established procedures.

Responsibilities:

  • Plan and execute hospitality and special company events
  • Assist in coordinating travel and housing for all visiting directors, designers, actors, and consultants
  • Check on resident companies regularly and attend to the requests, needs and questions of visiting artists
  • Assist in preparing, processing, monitoring and administering artist contracts
  • Assist in facilitating payments to artist and vendors according to internal procedures
  • Assist with regular payroll and benefits preparation and distribution
  • Coordinate and fulfill artist ticket requests for A.C.T. productions
  • With Associate General Manager, provide logistics support for A.C.T. Fellowship program 
  • Act as primary contact for Studio Rentals and track rental invoices and income for all A.C.T. rentals
  • Requires significant evening and weekend work

 

Qualifications:

  • Two to five years of professional experience in theatrical or events setting
  • Demonstrated organization skills and commitment to accuracy and attention to detail
  • Experience in tracking budgets required
  • Excellent communication skills essential
  • Must be able to interact in a positive and professional manner with diverse constituencies within and outside of the organization
  • Must be able to manage competing priorities with attention to detail
  • Clean DMV record required
  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs
  • Fully computer literate


To Apply:

Please email cover letter and resume to hr@act-sf.org with Assistant Company Manager Search in the subject line.

Materials may also be mailed to:

Assistant Company Manager Search
A.C.T.
30 Grant Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94108-5834
 

Senior Graphic Designer

Department: Marketing
Status: Full-Time / Exempt
Reports To: Director of Marketing
Salary: DOE + Benefits

American Conservatory Theater has an immediate opening for a talented and motivated Senior Graphic Designer to manage the organization’s in-house design team. Our three-member team is passionate about design, and committed to creating concept-driven, imaginative, and relevant pieces that live up to A.C.T.’s high standards of creativity. The graphic design team operates within A.C.T.’s marketing department.

Responsibilities:

  • Supervise a team of two including the graphic designer and graphic design fellow, which includes managing the workload and schedule of the graphics department members, in consultation with the Director of Marketing
  • Conceptualizing and designing original art for A.C.T.’s season brochure, show art, and annual Gala, as well as postcards, brochures, environmental graphics, programs, logos, advertisements, web assets and invitations for A.C.T.’s mainstage productions, Conservatory classes and productions, and Development department
  • Overseeing the design process for all projects, which includes meeting with internal clients, presenting concepts, and ensuring on-time delivery of materials
  • Responsible for seeing all projects through to completion, from concept and design to production.

 

Qualifications:

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience, with supervisory and/or management experience
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Cloud (InDesign/Photoshop/Illustrator) required; After Effects and Premiere Pro experience is a plus
  • Strong, conceptual thinker who possesses a wide range of design capabilities, with emphasis on typography, illustration, and editorial/layout design
  • Able to problem solve and find multiple design solutions, especially under narrow parameters or strict budget restraints
  • Demonstrate strong organizational skills in order to juggle multiple projects at the same time
  • Successfully manages their time, work flow, and schedule in order to meet strict deadlines
  • Able to focus, with a keen attention to detail
  • Possess solid presentation, listening, and communication skills (experience with client management, a plus)
  • Ability to efficiently organize, prioritize, and multi-task
  • Interpersonal skills: communicates clearly, takes direction well
  • Self-driven, proactive, and a team player
  • Must take pride in their work and be passionate about design


To Apply:

Please submit letter including salary requirements, resume and samples (or a link to your website) to hrmarketing@act-sf.org with Senior Graphic Search in the subject line. Applications without salary requirements may not be considered. If contacted for an interview, candidates must present a portfolio. Hard copy materials cannot be returned.

Materials may also be mailed to:

Senior Graphic Designer Search
A.C.T. - Human Resources
30 Grant Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94108-5834
 

Associate Conservatory Director

Department: Conservatory
Status: Full-Time / Exempt  / Seasonal (August–May)
Reports To: Conservatory Director
Salary: DOE + Benefits

A.C.T. seeks a professional theater artist with a background in education and administration to work closely with Conservatory Director Melissa Smith to realize the artistic mission and vision of A.C.T.’s M.F.A. Program and San Francisco Semester. The Associate Conservatory Director will play a key role on the M.F.A. faculty, directing M.F.A. productions, teaching, and advising students, and will be a liaison between M.F.A. faculty/students and the artistic team. The ACD will oversee the day-to-day operations of the San Francisco Semester recruiting students and faculty and developing the program’s profile. The Associate Conservatory Director will strategize cultivation of conservatory alumni with the Conservatory Director and A.C.T.’s development staff representing the Conservatory Director as needed with donors, A.C.T. trustees, and the M.F.A. Board of Directors.

Responsibilities:

  • Serve as Associate Chair of M.F.A. faculty
  • Direct M.F.A. productions
  • Advise and mentor students as assigned
  • Teach in the acting curriculum
  • Liaise between M.F.A. faculty and artistic team
  • Work with Associate Artistic Director to coordinate M.F.A. faculty teaching and coaching
  • Collaborate with Conservatory Director and faculty on development of school policies
  • Oversee faculty and student recruitment for the San Francisco Semester (SFS)
  • Review and revise SFS curriculum; develop strategy with marketing staff; negotiate partnerships with universities
  • Attend M.F.A. Board Meetings
  • Attend Conservatory Development events
  • Liaise with M.F.A. Alumni
  • Advocate for needs of Conservatory within A.C.T.

 

Qualifications:

  • M.F.A. in Theater Arts or equivalent experience
  • Professional directing experience with classics and/or new work
  • Minimum two years of undergraduate or graduate teaching experience
  • Experience managing people and collaborating with artists
  • Patience and interest in mentoring professional actors in training
  • A track record of effective communication and strong interpersonal skills
  • An ability to juggle multiple projects and to move between administrative and creative tasks
  • This individual will be highly collaborative, organized and communicative, have a sense of humor, intellectual curiosity, strong work ethic, generosity of spirit, eager to share opinions with the strength to let the best idea win. He or she will thrive in a very process-driven artistic and pedagogical culture where dialogue and the development of young artists is prized, both within the conservatory and on the stages of A.C.T. He or she will be passionate about connecting to one of the vibrant and complex cities in America, and will represent the conservatory mission, and A.C.T.’s mission, with commitment.


To Apply:

Please send cover letter and resume with salary requirements to hr@act-sf.org with Associate Conservatory Director Search in the subject line.

Materials may also be mailed to:

Associate Conservatory Director Search 
A.C.T. - Human Resources
30 Grant Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94108-5834
 

    Deadline: June 25, 2018

    Start Date: August 23, 2018


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Facilities & Operations Manager  

Status: Full-Time / Exempt
Reports To: General Manager
Salary: DOE + Benefits

American Conservatory Theater seeks a Manager of Facilities and Operations to oversee maintenance, security, building operations and safety programs for all A.C.T. facilities. 

Responsibilities:

  • Oversee rental of A.C.T. facilities to outside entities. Serve as principal liaison to rental clients and coordinate rentals with General Management and Production. Provide physical and onsite support to renters, ensuring that all safety procedures are followed and that A.C.T. property is properly utilized. 
  • Ensure security of A.C.T. Facilities, staff, and patrons by creating and implementing overall security plan.
  • Responsible for strategic and operational planning, direction of maintenance and capital projects, and client and vendor service including; developing and coordinating contracts, negotiating rates and scheduling vendor services.
  • Develop and implement the Facilities Department budget for overall operations, maintenance, life safety and capital improvement expenses at all sites.
  • Develop and oversee all building remodeling and repair projects, in consultation with appropriate staff, architects, engineers and contractors.
  • Coordinate city permits and licenses, including liquor sales, entertainment, food/catering and building
  • permits.
  • Represent and advocate for A.C.T. in the community as liaison to City departments, SFPD, SFFD and community organizations for facilities related needs.
  • Supervise full time facilities crew of three and Union janitorial staff (Geary Theater) as well as temporary, part time staff as needed (security, etc)   
  • Conduct regular inspections of facility conditions and ensure compliance; oversee the development and implementation of emergency procedures at all sites.
  • Arrange and coordinate safety training (CPR/First Aid, disaster drills, etc), for a variety of constituents, including front of house (ushers), backstage and shop personnel, staff, students and faculty.
  • Respond to building emergencies at all A.C.T. facilities needed. Position is considered on call 24/7.

 

Qualifications:

  • Three to five years experience in the building trades required.
  • Must be familiar with commercial building systems operations and maintenance, including HVAC, fire suppression and alarm systems. 
  • Experience working in operations/facilities in a performing arts organization helpful.  
  • Must have demonstrated skills in project management, budget oversight, and supervising a team of employees.
  • Skills in carpentry, electrics, and plumbing helpful.  
  • Must be familiar with San Francisco building and occupancy codes.
  • Excellent communication skills essential.
  • Must be able to interact in a positive and professional manner with diverse constituencies within and outside of the organization, including staff, management, vendors, landlords, board members and others.
  • Must be an adept multi-tasker, with attention to detail.
  • Clean DMV record required; must be able to lift 50 lbs. Fully computer literate.


To Apply:

Please send application with salary expectations and references, in addition to cover letter and resume to hr@act-sf.org with Facilities and Operations Manager Search in the subject line.

Materials may also be mailed to:

Facilities and Operations Manager Search
A.C.T. - Human Resources
30 Grant Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94108-5834
 

Facilities Crew

Status: Full-Time / Regular / Non-Exempt
Reports To: Operations and Facilities Manager
Salary: DOE + Benefits

American Conservatory Theater seeks an individual to perform repairs and maintenance at all A.C.T. facilities, including administrative offices, theaters/box offices, prop shop and costume shop.

Responsibilities:

  • Basic knowledge of carpentry, electrical, HVAC, plumbing and painting work and other tasks as needed
  • Ability to safely operate power tools
  • Oversee daily maintenance of facility and equipment
  • Coordinate with vendors and others to keep facilities in good status to comply with environmental, health and safety policies
  • Open A.C.T. facilities in mornings and prepare for day’s activities
  • Prepare studios and office spaces for classes and special events
  • Serve as back-up staff in A.C.T. mailroom
  • Make pick-up/deliveries as needed for repairs and maintenance
  • Work with other members of the facilities department on projects as required at all A.C.T. venues
  • Be “on call” for all A.C.T. departments as needed
  • Evening and weekend hours may be required at times
  • Familiarity with basic Outlook email and calendar programs
  • Other duties as assigned

 

Qualifications:

  • Candidate should have a current California Driver’s License and a clean driving record
  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds
  • This position interacts closely with many different departments and individuals throughout the company, making good communication skills extremely important
  • Must be a self-starter and able to set priorities when faced with multiple demands from various constituencies
  • Must be familiar with commercial building systems operations and maintenance, including HVAC, fire suppression and alarm systems
  • Experience working in operations/facilities in a performing arts organization helpful


To Apply:

Please send cover letter and resume to hr@act-sf.org with Facilities Crew Search in the subject line.

Materials may also be mailed to:

Facilities Crew Search
A.C.T. - Human Resources
30 Grant Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94108-5834
 

Strand Rembe Head Carpenter

Department: Production
Status: I.A.T.S.E Local 16 Seasonal Position / Non-Exempt
Reports To:
Production Manager
Rate:
$21.68/hr
Benefits:
I.A.T.S.E Local 16
Schedule: 
Schedule varies. Evenings and weekend hours required during tech and performance periods. Seasonal Employment is generally (22) weeks per season


American Conservatory Theater seeks a Head Carpenter for the Strand Rembe Theater (LORT C) for its subscription programs. The Head Carpenter is a working member of the stage crew and shall be primarily responsible for leading load in, installation, setup of scenery, props, other stage elements as well as supervising and training the overhire stage crew in areas of scenery, automation, fly, rigging and stage props. The Head Carpenter shall participate in all areas of production where necessary including but not limited to props, electrics, sound, video or other production needs.

Responsibilities:

  • Setup and strike scenery, properties, soft goods and other stage elements for productions.
  • Working with the scene shop to safely install scenery and properties for productions.
  • Participate as running crew for all productions.
  • Oversee and perform scenic and properties maintenance for productions.
  • Communicate scenery information clearly in collaboration with other production areas for the success of the production.
  • Take responsibility for the cleanliness of the physical stage, grid, loft, stage wings, trap room, and the smooth transition of scenery between the stage and any offstage storage areas.
  • Oversee and train over hire crew as required.
  • Ensure that scenic automated gear is properly and safely installed.
  • Simple fabrication or amendment of scenery pieces as required.
  • Maintain venue tools and equipment.
  • Maintain a list of venue consumables that need to replenish for each season.
  • Attend pre-production meetings and tech notes if required.
  • Any other production related duties as assigned.
 

    Qualifications, Education, and Experience:

  • 2 plus years of professional experience in theatrical installation, scenic construction, stage supervision in a theater environment (LORT preferred)
  • Hands on leadership, creative problem solving and critical thinking required.
  • Strong verbal, interpersonal communication skills and writing skills. 
  • Demonstrated skills of theatrical carpentry, welding, rigging, automation, knot-tying, soft goods, scenic props, basic scenic paints.
  • Demonstrated skills to operate carpentry hand tools and power tools, ladders and lifts proficiently.
  • Working knowledge of theatrical rigging practices and chain motor rigging. ETCP rigging certification highly desirable.
  • Complete understanding of backstage etiquette. A good working knowledge of technical theatre practices.
  • Capable of understanding and interpreting technical plans, and paperwork.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word, PowerPoint, Autocad and Vectorworks
  • Valid Drivers’ license and clean DMV record required.
  • This position is physical in nature. The ability to climb ladders, lifts, catwalks, grids, reach above head. Ability to bend, kneel, stoop, push, pull and lift up to 40 pounds and repeatedly ascend and descend stairs is essential.
 

Ability to:

  • Handle oneself in a professional & positive manner whilst working in close collaboration designers, directors, artists and stage managers
  • Work in a detail oriented manner, be resourceful and flexible, and be able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Organize and communicate information clearly, both verbally and in writing
  • Excellent work ethic and ability to work well in a team.
  • Effectively problem solve and troubleshoot
  • Face demanding situations with tenacity, diplomacy, and sensitivity under pressure
  • Work irregular hours, evening hours, long hours and weekend as required


To Apply:

Please send resume, references, and cover letter including salary requirements to productionjobs@act-sf.org with Strand Rembe Head Carpenter Search in the subject line.

Deadline: Open until filled.


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Overhire Wigs Run Crew

Status: Seasonal, Hourly, Production-by-production basis
Reports To:
Wig Supervisor
Salary:
DOE (Not Eligible for Benefits)

A.C.T is looking for seasonal overhire wigs run crew for its upcoming productions in 2018. The Wigs Crew is responsible for the overall execution and implementation of the running and maintenance of the wigs, hair and makeup during A.C.T. productions. They shall maintain the integrity of the wig and hair design throughout the production as established by the Wig Master. They assist actors with the application and removal of all wigs, facial hair and makeup. They are responsible for documenting and updating pre show and run of show paperwork as well as taking photographs of the actors in their character looks for the show bible. They shall participate in the inventorying, upkeep and maintenance of the basement wig room supplies during the production run.

Responsibilities:

  • Running and maintenance of the wigs, hair and makeup during the production from load in until the closing and load out.
  • Completes pre-show and post show duties including: application and removal of wigs and facial hair, styling actors hair and specialty makeup application.
  • Assist Wigs Supervisor in creating wig running crew paperwork to assure that all actor hair and makeup needs are met.
  • Participate in providing updated or amended wig run crew track paperwork to the Wig Supervisor in a timely fashion.
  • Assist in the creation of a Show Bible by providing all paperwork documents to the Wig Master as well as taking archival photos of each characters looks (and as applicable changes to the look).
  • Attend Designer Runs and other pertinent pre-dress rehearsal meetings as assigned by Wig Supervisor.
  • Implement hair and make-up design applications as established by the Wig Master.
  • Work with Wig Master and Stage Management to schedule wig calls for performers during the tech, tech/ preview and performance period.
  • Work with the Sound Department to incorporate any microphone placement into the Wig design.
  • Maintain all wigs and facial hair elements as assigned, including cleaning and restyling as needed.
  • Participates in the inventorying, upkeep and cleanliness of the Geary wig room, stock and common wig/ wardrobe areas to maintain a well-stocked, clean and organized wig room.
  • Notifies Wig Master immediately of any damage to wigs or show-related incidents and issues.
  • Other duties as assigned, including but not limited to; cleaning and resetting the wigs and makeup items, ventilating or fronting hair items.

 

Qualifications:

  • Education and/or significant high level, hands on professional experience (minimum one year) with an emphasis on wig & make-up and theater.
  • Proficient styling and maintaining all types of wigs and facial hair.
  • Applied all lace, human hair wigs.
  • Familiarity with hygiene and sanitation techniques related to make-up, wigs, and hair.
  • Familiarity with period and historical hairstyles and makeup.
  • Excellent work ethic including but not limited to: time management, self-motivation, diplomacy, and interpersonal and collaborative communication skills.
  • Must be able to sit and stand for long periods of time. Job requires continuous and repetitive use of hands and wrists, for fine gripping and forceful gripping. Ability to reach above head, lift up to 15 pounds and repeatedly ascend and descend stairs is essential.
  • Ability to do a variety of men’s haircuts, as needed and cosmetology license a plus
  • Experience with prosthetic application and painting a plus
  • Ventilating and wig making experience a plus


Able to:

  • Organize and communicate information clearly, both verbally and in writing
  • Work in a detail oriented manner, be resourceful and flexible, and be able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Effective problem solving abilities
  • Face demanding situations with tenacity and sensitivity under pressure
  • Work independently and as part of team
  • Work irregular hours, evening hours, long hours and weekend as required


To Apply:

Please send cover letter and resume, including references, to productionjobs@act-sf.org with Wigs Run Crew Search in the subject line.

Materials may also be mailed to:

Wigs Run Crew Search
A.C.T. - Human Resources
30 Grant Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94108-5834
 

Associate Front of House Manager

A.C.T. seeks a dynamic, people-oriented individual to spearhead Front of House operations for the historic American Conservatory Theater. The Associate FOH Manager works closely with members of the public and also virtually every department within the A.C.T. organization.

Responsibilities:

  • Function as House Manager for shows at the Strand and Costume Shop Theaters.
  • Supervise Front of House staff (ushers, bartenders, security) during performances and special events.
  • Oversee and maintain the cleanliness and safety of the theater space (lobby, bars, auditorium, etc.).
  • Reconcile banks and prepare nightly deposits from multiple point-of-sale stations.
  • Prepare thorough and accurate nightly sales and house manager reports.
  • Work effectively with stage management to ensure performances start on time and run smoothly.
  • Address unique or special situations quickly, and solve problems efficiently.
  • Serve as primary point person for all emergency situations. (Training in First Aid, CPR and AED a plus.)
  • A commitment to ensuring that all of our guests have the best experience possible.

Qualifications:

  • The successful candidate will have a minimum of 3-5 years of House Management experience and must exemplify the highest standards of customer service.
  • Positive, energetic outlook and the ability to effectively manage and interact with a variety of constituencies, from patrons and donors to staff and trustees.
  • Demonstrated skills in budgeting, accounting, and forecasting required, as are good computer skills (Microsoft Office).
  • Physical requirements include ability to safely navigate stairs, work in dark environments and lift up to 35 pounds.
  • Night and weekend hours will be required.

To Apply:

Please send cover letter and resume to hr@act-sf.org with FOH Manager Search in the subject line.

Deadline: Open until filled.


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Security Guard

Status: Full-time / Regular / Non-Exempt
Reports To: Associate Manager, Facilities Operations & Security
Salary: $17.50/hour + Benefits

A.C.T. seeks a full time Security Guard for its newest venue, The Strand (1127 Market) to protect A.C.T. property, ensure the safety and comfort of guests and patrons and serve as a community liaison with the neighborhood. The Strand operates a community café during the Monday-Friday business hours (8 a.m.–4 p.m.).

Responsibilities include:

  • Open facilities at the beginning of each shift and secure facilities at the end of each shift.
  • Monitor common areas for potential safety hazards or security risks.
  • Monitor all activity in the building, including arrivals, deliveries and other vendor activities. Escort un-authorized persons from the building.
  • Work closely with Facilities, Front of House, Box Office and café staff to ensure smooth and safe running of operations and events.
  • Provide information to the public about The Strand and A.C.T.; engage with the neighborhood community to promote understanding and cooperation with A.C.T.’s presence and operations.
  • Works directly with community organizations such as neighborhood improvement district and city agencies.
  • Serve as an Emergency Monitor as needed.
  • May be asked to assist Facilities with occasional maintenance duties.
  • Other duties as assigned.
     

Knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • This position requires a person with the ability to interact in a professional manner with a diverse group of people, including civic dignitaries, A.C.T. board and staff, patrons and the general public.
  • The security guard must be able to respond to any emergency which may arise, with the goal of ensuring the safety of patrons, staff and the public.
  • The guard must be able to walk through the facilities periodically, be able to climb stairs, reach, bend, and occasionally relocate tables, chairs, or other objects.
  • Reliability and punctuality are essential to this position.
  • Training in first aid/CPR is desirable.
  • A calm demeanor and a sense of humor are helpful.

Although the primary venue for this position will be The Strand, Security Guards may be called upon to offer similar services at other A.C.T. venues, which include the Costume Shop (1117 Market), the A.C.T. offices (30 Grant Avenue) and the Geary Theater (415 Geary).

Any offers of employment contingent upon successful completion of a background check.

To Apply:

Please email your cover letter and resume to hr@act-sf.org with Security Guard in the subject line, or mail your materials to:

    Security Guard Search
    A.C.T. Attn: Human Resources
    30 Grant Avenue, 7th Floor
    San Francisco, CA 94108-5834

Deadline: Open until filled.


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Bartender

Status: Part Time / Seasonal
Reports To: Theater Manager
Salary: Hourly plus tips

A.C.T. seeks an individual to serve as Bartender for performances and events at all three of our downtown performance venues. Duties include professionally serving drinks and snacks at one of several bar locations for a variety of patrons, cleaning bar areas and equipment, restocking supplies, operating registers and balancing cash banks.

Qualifications:

Bartending and cash handling experience in a high-pressure, fast-paced environment required. Fast-paced intermission work means handling customer requests and complaints while serving several patrons at once. Knowledge of wine, liquors, and mixology preferred. Need to be self-motivated to uphold and enforce ABC laws, health codes, and company policies and procedures. Must be punctual and have an exemplary attendance record. Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs and stand for extended periods of time. Previous bar or food service experience a must.

To Apply:

Please send cover letter and resume to hr@act-sf.org with Bartender Search in the subject line, or mail materials to:

Bartender Search
A.C.T.
30 Grant Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94108-5834

Deadline: Open until filled.


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Non-Union Stage Crew

Status: Hourly, Overhire

American Conservatory of Theater is collecting resumes for upcoming non-union overhire positions working at The Strand Theater, our newly-reopened 283 seat venue in the Central Market area. Overhire for load in/load out positions sought in the following areas:

  • Carpentry/Master Carpenter
  • Rigging
  • Props
  • Electrics
  • Sound/Tech
  • Scenic Artists

Resumes also being accepted for run crew positions.

Candidates should have a well-rounded production background, in addition to the necessary skills and experience in the fields in which they are applying.

Hiring is on per-show basis throughout the season/year and compensation is based on an hourly rate and is commensurate with experience.

To Apply:

Please send resume and cover letter to productionjobs@act-sf.org.

Deadline: Ongoing



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