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

 

DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION

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COSTUME RENTALS MANAGER

TheatreWorks, a leading professional theater in the San Francisco Bay Area, seeks an experienced costume rentals manager for our costume stock of over 50,000 pieces. Applicants should have minimum 2 years experience in costume stock management at a professional theater or equivalent and a BA or equivalent. A good background in costume history is preferred. Primary duties include managing rental appointment calendar, check in/out of all rentals, assisting rental customers, maintaining costume stock, inventory database, accounts payable, and financial reports. Proficiency in Outlook, Word, Excel, and Quickbooks Pro is essential. Excellent communication and people skills are a must. Desirable technical skills include general costume construction, costume cleaning, maintenance and repair. Applicants must be able to lift up to 25 lbs. and climb a ladder. Position is open immediately.  Schedule is ¾ time with some schedule flexibility, salary and pro-rated benefits commensurate with experience.

Please send cover letter and resume to Jill Bowers, Costume Director at TheatreWorks, Sobrato Center for Nonprofits, 350 Twin Dolphin Drive, Suite 127, Redwood City, CA 94065 or email to jbowers@theatreworks.org.

For more information on the company, please visit www.theatreworks.org

 

TICKETING SERVICES REPRESENTATIVE

The Ticketing Services Representative is responsible for responding to all TheatreWorks patron needs and providing the highest level of customer service. They will be responsible for order processing including subscriptions, single tickets sales, and exchanges. They will be knowledgeable about TheatreWorks policies and procedures to ensure efficient and effective daily Box Office operations, and will take on additional duties as assigned.

Ticket Service Representatives duties include:

  • Facilitating ticketing transactions including single ticket sales, subscription sales, and ticket exchanges.
  • Reporting to the Redwood Shores office, the Lucie Stern Theatre in Palo Alto, and the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts as needed.
  • Retaining knowledge of all performances, promotions and special events occurring at TheatreWorks.
  • Being a team player with TheatreWorks internal company members and all Mountain View Center Box Office staff.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Box Office Manager.

Qualifications:

This position requires at least 1 year of customer service experience, performing arts box office experience preferred. Must have excellent customer service skills both over the phone and in person. Knowledge of computerized ticketing systems, preferably Tessitura, is a plus. Candidates must have ability to work successfully in a busy, fast-paced environment while continuing to provide superior customer service and maintain the highest level of professionalism. Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills are essential. Must have flexible hours and be willing to work evening and weekend will call shifts.

Please send a resume and brief cover letter to Elana Ron at eron@theatreworks.org.

350 Twin Dolphin Drive
Redwood City, CA 94065-1408 

 

WARDROBE MANAGER 

Key Responsibilities and Qualifications

Applicants should have minimum 1 year experience in wardrobe at a LORT theatre or equivalent and a BA in Theatre or equivalent. Management skills required include managing backstage dressing and hair crew, functioning as the Lead Dresser position coordinating all backstage costume changes with Stage Management, scheduling and tracking expenses. Excellent communication and people skills are a must. Required technical skills include professional level backstage dressing, costume sewing, cleaning, maintenance and repair, proficiency in MS Word and Excel. Stage Makeup, Hair and Wigs training are very desirable. Costume crafts skills such as shoes and hats, dyeing/painting and a good sense of costume history are helpful, but not required. Applicants must possess valid driver’s license and the ability to drive a full-size van and be able to lift up to 30 lbs. Position is open starting in September 2018. Salary is commensurate with experience plus medical benefits and vacation.

 

To Apply

Please send cover letter and resume to Jill Bowers, Costume Director at TheatreWorks, Sobrato Center for Nonprofits, 350 Twin Dolphin Drive, Suite 127, Redwood City, CA 94065 or email to jbowers@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