Open Positions

Performers

Job Title: Performer

Job Summary:

Bay Area Children’s Theatre is seeking dynamic non-union performers for our world premiere musical, The Imaginaries, an immersive ensemble musical experience that explores the world that ties imaginary friends to their humans in need!

Based on The Ultimate Pocket Guide for Amazing Imaginary Friends.

Written and developed by the BACT Writer’s Room with direction from Artistic Director, Khalia Davis.

We are working with an in-house writing team to create an original musical that invites our young audiences to play an active role in the show! Because this is an epic musical experience, we want our actors to have as much say in the creation of this new work as possible. While most of the show is complete, we plan on building the existing characters around our future five ensemble members during our developmental workshop. Performers will contribute to the creation of digital and audio content connected to the show for our BACT Hub. The beauty of an Imaginary Friend is that they can be anything or anyone, so we are encouraging all types of awesome artists to audition!

Production Dates:

Developmental Workshop: 1/10/22 – 1/13/22
Rehearsals:  1/25/22 – 2/12/22
Previews:  3/3/22 – 3/4/22
Opening:  3/5/22
Closing: 5/22/22

Character Breakdown:

  • Gilly – An Imaginary friend without a friend. Part fish. Bookish. Desperate to be matched with a human. Lots of energy and very curious.
  • Floof – An Imaginary. Clever. A static-y dust ball. In charge of door maintenance. Very organized, no-nonsense. (doubles)
  • Fox Bunny – An Imaginary. Silly. Part fox and bunny. Loves to joke and be on the move.
  • Mermy – An Imaginary. Caring. A mermaid. Her friend is stationed in Mexico. She loves to share her human experiences. Love sports. (doubles)
  • Wizard Lizard – An Imaginary. Clever. Half wizard and lizard. Pragmatic, a bit nerdy, and a little clumsy. (doubles)
  • Pegacorn – An Imaginary. Brave. Part pegasus, part unicorn. A go-getter.
  • Misha – Human child. Only child. Spunky. Talkative. (doubles)

Further Information:

  • Shared housing provided upon request.
  • Pay Rate $20/hr
  • Rehearsals Tuesday – Saturday, ~30-40 hrs/week
  • Performances Saturday and Sunday only, ~10-15 hrs/week

BACT is always looking for additional teaching artists for our Academy and Outreach programming. If this interests you, please let us know when you submit your audition materials!

COVID-19 vaccination is required for employment at Bay Area Children’s Theatre.

What to Submit:

  • Submit a video audition (Understanding that everyone’s situation is different, we are open to any form of video/media that shows you off to the best of your ability.)
    • Slate
      • Name, Any Identifiers, Location
      • Prompt: If you had an imaginary friend as a kid, what would they be and what sort of activity might you do together?
        Example: My imaginary friend would be a flower named Spring Blossom. We would build forts in the backyard with a stage for putting on our own shows.
    • A song and a short monologue
      • No more than 2 minutes
  • Theatrical resume or list of previous performance experience
  • Additional work resume of relevant experience

Submit all audition materials by Tuesday 11/23 to our Casting Department at casting@bactheatre.org as an attachment, an unlisted Youtube link, or a shareable Google drive.

Bay Area Children’s Theatre is an equal opportunity employer and seeks workforce diversity with respect to race, ethnicity, culture, gender, age, sexual orientation, and physical abilities.

Stage Manager

Job Title: Stage Manager

Department: Production

Reports To: Director of Production

Location: Berkeley, CA

Position Type: Part-Time Hourly

Hourly Rate: $25

About the show
Our in-house writing team is creating an original musical that invites our young audiences to play an active role in the show. The performance will be an immersive experience in a non-traditional theatre environment. We are excited to create a collaborative space where our artists and production staff have a hand in the creation of the piece.

Production dates

  • Developmental Workshop: 1/10/22-1/13/22
  • Rehearsals: 1/25/22-3/2/22
  • Previews: 3/3/22-3/4/22
  • Opening: 3/5/22
  • Closing: 5/22/22


Compensation

  • Shared housing provided upon request
  • Pay rate- $25/hr
  • Rehearsals (Tuesday-Saturday)~30-40 hours/week
  • Performances (Saturday and Sunday only)~15-20 hours/week
  • Stage Managers will be paid for all pre-production and production prep time

 

BACT is always looking for additional teaching artists for our Academy and Outreach programming. If this interests you, please let us know when you submit your materials!

COVID-19 vaccination is required for employment at Bay Area Children’s Theatre.

Job Description
The duties of Stage Manager shall include, but are not limited to following:

  • Execute rehearsal schedule setup by the director and/or producer
  • Write comprehensive rehearsal and performance reports and disseminate to production team within two hours of end of rehearsal/performance
  • Attend all necessary rehearsals, tech rehearsals, and understudy rehearsals
  • Attend all production meetings
  • Attend January workshop
  • Keep track of updates and changes to the script
  • Setup, maintain and clear rehearsal space as necessary
  • Be in communication with actors around scheduling of all aspects of the show as it relates to them, (i.e. daily calls, rehearsals, performances, understudy rehearsals, technical rehearsals, etc.)
  • Generate and maintain show specific paperwork
  • Do show laundry or assign show laundry to ASM during run
  • Communicate with Production Department on a regular basis
  • Call shows and/or run lights and sound

 

To apply, please email resume and cover letter to Director of Production, frances@bactheatre.org

Bay Area Children’s Theatre is an equal opportunity employer and seeks workforce diversity with respect to race, ethnicity, culture, gender, age, sexual orientation, and physical abilities.

Associate Technical Director

Job Title: Associate Technical Director

Department: Production

Reports To: Technical Director

Location: Berkeley/Richmond

Position Type: Full Time

Schedule: 40 hours a week M-F; occasional weekend work as needed and scheduled in advance

Salary: Salary available upon request

Start Date: September 2021

Job Summary: Assist the technical director in the planning and execution of all builds and needs of Bay Area Children’s Theatre.  The Associate Technical Director also works closely with the Director of Production and Production Manager to ensure successful load-ins, load-outs, set implementation, and storage of show materials.

 

The duties of the Associate TD include but are not limited to the following:

 

  • Assist in the building and execution of all builds and shop projects

  • Assist in basic painting for Onstage and Academy Program.

  • Perform major repairs on site for productions as needed; perform minor repairs and preventative maintenance on equipment

  • Assist in initial build needs for new performing spaces

  • Attend tech rehearsals as needed

  • Maintain a safe working environment at all times

  • Perform minor repairs on site as needed

  • Assist TD with shop maintenance

  • Assist with maintaining the safety and cleanliness of the scene shop, prop storage, and theatre storage areas and other production spaces, as well as the associated systems and vehicles

  • Assist in acquiring necessary materials for all shop projects

  • Maintain organization in the shop and other theater spaces

  • Drive vehicles as needed – making yourself available for load-ins and strikes of Onstage and Academy Program

  • Serve as crew for all load-ins and strikes for Onstage and Academy Program

  • Execute notes during tech for all shows as assigned by Technical Director

  • Help with basic repairs at all BACT spaces. 

  • Help plan, develop, schedule and provide the technical support needed for each production

  • Help design immersive spaces for Onstage performances

 

*Many Positions in theatre overlap and it is not unusual to be asked to perform a task not listed in this position description. This is not necessarily an exhaustive list of responsibilities, skills, duties and working conditions associated with the job. It is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job; however, management may revise the job tasks based on business needs including emergencies, staffing needs and workload.

 

Ideal candidates will:

  • Have a minimum of 1-­2 years experience in professional or equivalent university setting working with and assembling scenic elements or the willingness to learn necessary skills

  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing

  • Have strong time management skills and the ability to work independently and with a team

  • Be comfortable working in a fast-­paced, creative, collaborative environment

  • Remain calm under pressure

  • Have strong problem-­solving skills

  • Have a valid driver’s license and a clean driving record

  • Be comfortable driving a 26-­foot truck

  • Be able to lift 50 pounds

     

Salary: Full time Exempt with benefits

 

Please send a cover letter and résumé to Frances Hughes, Director of Production, at frances@bactheatre.org with the subject line “Associate Technical Director.”