Careers

 

If you are interested in one of the open positions at TheatreWorks listed below, please send the hiring manager a copy of your current résumé along with a cover letter telling us why you believe you are the best candidate for the job. Please also include your salary history and your realistic salary expectations.

TheatreWorks offers a generous benefits package including employer-paid health insurance; a 403(b) retirement plan; paid vacation; holidays; personal and sick days; season tickets to TheatreWorks; friends and family discounts; and a creative, energetic environment.

 

TheatreWorks is an equal opportunity employer, and committed to a diverse workforce.

 

Positions Available

 

CASTING DIRECTOR

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DIRECTOR OF MARKETING

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SOUND SUPERVISOR

Position Overview:

TheatreWorks seeks a sound supervisor for a part time staff position.  TheatreWorks produces an eight show mainstage season at two venues, the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts (five productions) and the Lucie Stern Theatre in Palo Alto (three productions).  We also produce an annual New Works Festival and a touring production for schools.

The sound supervisor is responsible for the load in and strike of all TheatreWorks productions, supervising sound overhire, planning the proper installation of submitted designs, managing inventory, and assisting the designer with any notes during the tech and preview process.  The sound supervisor is also responsible for the design and implementation of sound for the company’s educational tour and various special events and fundraisers.

Qualified applicants will have strong organizational skills, safe working practices, comprehensive knowledge of audio reinforcement, experience with Yahmaha digital mixing consoles, Qlab playback software, and basic overhead rigging.  Must be able to lift 65lbs and comfortable with manual labor.  A valid California Driver’s License and experience operating vehicles up to 24’ box trucks preferable.  EOE, pay DOE. 

To Apply:

Interested parties should send résumés and references to David Milligan, Production Manager, at dmilligan@theatreworks.org.  No telephone calls please. 

 

PART-TIME SEASONAL HOUSE MANAGER

Position Overview:
The House Manager serves as the face of TheatreWorks at the Lucie Stern Theatre in Palo Alto during performances of Around the World in 80 Days (November 29-December 31, 2017), and/or the Lohman Theatre at Foothill College in Los Altos for performances of The Santaland Diaries (December 5-23, 2017). He/She will be responsible for overseeing all operations in the lobby, supervising volunteer ushers, ensuring an on-time start to each performance, and communicating with the Box Office and other TheatreWorks staff as necessary. The House Manager will remain in the lobby throughout the performance, facilitate a 15-minute intermission if applicable, and remain at the theatre until all patrons and volunteers have departed.

Qualifications:
This position requires at least one (1) year of customer service experience, performing arts front-of-house or box office experience preferred. Must have excellent customer service skills. Candidates must have the ability to work successfully in a busy, fast-paced environment while continuing to provide superior customer service and maintain the highest level of professionalism. Some light manual labor involved, including carrying cases of water, drinks, and other concessions items, as well as standing for upwards of an hour at a time. First Aid/CPR certification required, which TheatreWorks can facilitate as necessary. Must be available evenings and weekends, approximately 20-30 hours per week between November 29 and December 31. 

To Apply:

Please send a resume and cover letter to Alix Josefski at ajosefski@theatreworks.org 

 

TEACHING ARTISTS

TheatreWorks’ Education Department is currently accepting resumes for Teaching Artists for year-round work. Ideal candidates are strong Teaching Artists with:

  • A college degree in Theatre or other significant experiences and training
  • Experience working with children and/or teens
  • Daytime weekday availability
  • A valid driver's license and car
  • Specialty in acting, playwriting, musical theater, clowning, storytelling, etc.

Please send a resume and cover letter to: learn@theatreworks.org 

 

DIRECTORS, MUSICAL DIRECTORS, AND CHOREOGRAPHERS

At TheatreWorks, guest artists find a professional, supportive environment and appreciative audiences for their best work. We are always interested in learning about directors, musical directors, and choreographers with distinguished records of achievement.

Please send or email your résumé (in pdf format, please) to:
Robert Kelley, Artistic Director
TheatreWorks
P.O. Box 50458
Palo Alto, CA 94303

kelley@theatreworks.org 

 

DESIGN AND PRODUCTION PROFESSIONALS

 We hire scenic and costume designers for many of our shows. Although we have Equity stage managers and resident lighting and sound designers on staff, we have occasional opportunities for additional professionals in those areas. To supplement the efforts of our on-staff shop, craft, and production professionals, TheatreWorks often hires contractors, from carpenters and painters to property fabricators, costumers, electricians, and other theatre craftspeople. Shop and craft specialists construct and install all scenic elements, help maintain shop and rehearsal facilities, and assist in striking and recycling scenic materials. Successful candidates will have experience in professional shop practices, woodworking, and steel fabrication, with proficiency in common theatrical construction techniques.

Scenic, costume, lighting, and sound designers, stage managers, and production, shop, and craft specialists are invited to send or email their résumés (in pdf format, please) to:
David Milligan, Production Manager
TheatreWorks
P.O. Box 50458
Palo Alto, CA 94303
Dmilligan@theatreworks.org

Interested stagehands should send or email their résumés (in pdf format, please) to:
Karen Szpaller, Production Coordinator
TheatreWorks
P.O. Box 50458
Palo Alto, CA 94303
karen@theatreworks.org