Open Positions

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.” 

 

 

Outreach Teaching Artist

Job Title: Outreach Teaching Artist

Department: Outreach/Arts in Schools

Reports To: Education Outreach Manager

Location: Remote

Position Type: Part-Time/Hourly

Schedule: Weekdays, roughly 15-20 hours/week during the hours of 8am-3pm, with opportunity for increased hours as BACT transitions back into full programming

Salary: $30/hour

Start Date: October 20th, 2021

 

Job Summary:

The Teaching Artist is a collaborative position that requires a results-oriented, independent thinker who values arts education, inclusive programming, and community engagement. 

The Teaching Artist will be responsible for the implementation of in-school arts education programming and community outreach initiatives, including but not limited to: theatre classes, performance workshops, education-based outreach events for youth, programming for the neuro-atypical community and children with a range of learning abilities, and professional development workshops for educators. 

The Teaching Artist has experience and an appreciation for working alongside youth with diverse lived experiences/backgrounds, individuals living with disabilities, and uses these experiences to assist Bay Area Children’s Theatre in reaching the overall goal of providing access to high-quality arts education to all students in the Bay Area. 

Bay Area Children’s Theatre Teaching Artists must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination. 

The duties of the Outreach Teaching Artist include but are not limited to the following:

  • Teach assigned curriculum 
  • Foster supportive, creative, and brave space that allows participants to be themselves
  • Support mental and physical well-being of participants
  • Collaborate with other teaching artists as necessary
  • Support classroom teachers to foster creative and collaborative student learning
  • Keep track of schedules and pacing
  • Arrive punctually and fully prepared
  • Attend all trainings when assigned
  • Communicate with Education Outreach Manager frequently
  • Notify Education Outreach Manager of any conflicts or concerns 
  • Value individual learning styles and uphold equity through culturally responsive pedagogy and social justice dimensions of artistic work
  • ­Represent Bay Area Children’s Theatre in a professional and positive manner
  • Communicate professionally with school sites
 

Required Qualifications:

  • A passion for inspiring young minds!
  • Strong classroom management skills
  • Commitment to culturally responsive teaching in the classroom
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Active problem solving skills, flexibility, and creativity
  • Ability to work in a team environment with minimal supervision
 

Bonus Qualifications:

  • Bilingual a plus
  • College degree in related field (theatre, performance, theatre education, special education, child development, etc.)
  • Improv background
 

Please submit a resume and cover letter to schools@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.