Bay Area Children's Theatre is currently accepting applications:

Technical Director

Bay Area Children's Theatre is seeking a Technical Director to manage professional scene shop, build sets, and manage shop team:

  • Plan, develop, schedule and provide the technical support needed for each production
  • Build production sets by deadline dates
  • Manage all personnel in scene shop
  • Order all necessary materials for builds
  • Manage budget and expenses; stay within budget; receive written approval from Producer or Director of Production before making purchases that exceed prior approved budget
  • Coordinate and manage build schedule daily, weekly, monthly and yearly
  • Manage shop team's individual schedules on the same frequency
  • Create Structural drawings from the scenic elevations
  • Attend production meetings as needed
  • Communicate with scenic designers throughout the season
  • Manage all load ins and load outs for BACT productions; coordinate schedules with production managers, plan daily schedules, lead the load in/out teams, ensure staffing needs are met and drive 10'-20' trucks
  • Be familiar with the characteristics of BACT spaces and specs to assist designers
  • Manage and maintain shop facilities including but not limited to shop equipment, safety precautions, inventory
  • Attend tech rehearsals as needed
  • Coordinate storage and/or disposal of used set pieces in the scene shop
  • Maintain a safe working environment at all times

Ideal candidates will:

  • Have a minimum of two years experience in a professional theatre or equivalent university setting building scenic elements for theatre
  • Advanced carpentry, sewing and painting abilities
  • Skill in small electrical wiring
  • Understanding of technical drawings
  • Comprehensive knowledge of AutoCad, SketchUp, Vectorworks, Photoshop
  • Image editing skills for floor, backdrop and reference images
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Have strong time management skills and the ability to work independently
  • 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 10-20 foot truck
  • Be able to lift 50 pounds

    Full-time salary DOE. To start in December 2019.

    To Apply: Please send cover letter and résumé to Frances Hughes, Director of Production, frances@bactheatre.org, with the subject line “TD Search.”

    Tour Stage Manager

    Bay Area Children's Theatre seeks non-AEA Tour SM for it's upcoming international tour of LLAMA LLAMA LIVE!
    Dates: Jan 6 - May 10
    The show has five adult actors, and one Tour TD. LLAMA LLAMA is currently running this summer at local Bay Area venues. The Tour SM must have a valid Driver's License and Passport, and should be comfortable driving in snow. The duties of the Tour Stage Manager shall include but are not limited to the following:

    • Execute rehearsal schedule setup by the director and/or producer
    • Communicate regularly with creative team and production manager via rehearsal reports about any production needs that come up during rehearsals, previews, and performances
    • Attend all necessary rehearsals, tech rehearsals, and understudy rehearsals
    • Attend all production meetings
    • Advance each performance with venue to arrange schedules, load ins, laundry, hospitality etc.
    • Drive vehicle(s) transporting set, costumes, props, and actors as needed for touring purposes. Must be comfortable/have experience driving 17 foot box truck, driving in harsh weather conditions (snow) and large cities.
    • Be present for load-in and strike at all venues
    • Work with tour TD to ensure all aspects of production are set up in appropriate time frame
    • Be able to instruct union crews in each venue and feel comfortable leading a team
    • Communicate with house staff at each venue regarding house and box office needs
    • Be in communication with BACT production staff with thorough performance reports following each performance on the road
    • 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, driving schedules, tour updates etc.)
    • Generate and maintain show specific paperwork including calling script
    • Call show at each venue
    • Maintain costumes and props on the road. Includes minor repairs and maintenance
    • Coordinate with production manager for strike of set, costumes, props at the end of tour

    Pay is DOE and will include a per diem. Housing on the road is provided.

    To Apply: Please send cover letter and résumé to Frances Hughes, Director of Production, frances@bactheatre.org, with the subject line “Tour Stage Manager Search.”

    Musical Theatre Directors, Assistant Directors, Choreographers, Music Director & Counselors


    Bay Area Children's Theatre's Education Program seeks enthusiastic, qualified, experienced musical theatre directors, assistant directors and choreographers for after school ensemble based musical theatre classes for youth ages 5 – 14 in various bay locations.


    • Ability to direct groups of children in a fun and engaging manner.
    • Excellent classroom management skills.
    • Experience teaching musical theater or dance to youth.
    • Commitment to building strong relationships with children and their families.
    • Strong organizational skills.
    • Administrative skills and experience with GoogleDrive.
    • Team player.
    • Experience directing MTI Kids and Jr. shows is preferred.
    • Must have reliable transportation.
    • Summer camp: full-days and half-days AND/OR School Year: Part time after school hours.

    Click here to see Available Positions & Apply!

    Please review our Mission & Culture Statement to see whether BACT's working environment is a good fit for you.

    You may send resume and cover letter to classes@bactheatre.org with the subject line "Teaching Artist Search."

    Technical Theatre Teacher

    Bay Area Children's Theatre's Education Program seeks enthusiastic, qualified, experienced tech theatre teachers for after school musical theatre productions in various bay area locations. Ages vary from elementary to high school.


    • Ability to direct groups of children in a fun and engaging manner.
    • Plan, develop, and facilitate tech theatre classes for students involved in tech crew at “on-site” at designated school after-school productions
    • Teach basic equipment operation to students - spotlights, light board, sound cues (off of computer), backstage crew, stage management (calling the show)
    • Setting up equipment each day and supervising break-down (when necessary)
    • Support, schedule and provide the technical support needed for each production
    • Be present and assist with load-in and strike at every venue hired for
    • Attend all technical rehearsals and performances
    • Stage managing: keeping track of time, ensuring that all students are functioning as highly as possible
    • Communicate with technical theatre/crew members families about schedule and expectations
    • Maintain a safe working environment at all times
    • Strong organizational skills.
    • Other duties as assigned

    Click here to see Available Positions & Apply!

BACT's Mission & Culture Statement

Bay Area Children’s Theatre is a vibrant company that comprises a rapidly growing theatre for young audiences program and a theatre education program for children ages 2-16. BACT serves children all over the San Francisco Bay Area with nationally recognized work for family audiences. Its mission ​is to inspire young audiences with imaginative productions, introduce children of all backgrounds to the excitement of live theatre, and create an engaging, entertaining, and educational environment in which children and their families can explore and enjoy the arts.

As artists, arts educators, and arts administrators, we share a cultural ideal and uphold values that make Bay Area Children’s Theatre a uniquely satisfying place to work:

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
At Bay Area Children’s Theatre, we embrace the joy and wonder of diversity and support equity and inclusion in all our endeavors, for only with diversity, equity and inclusion can we enrich our art, our workplace and the communities we serve.

We strive for excellence in all we do. We deliver on our commitments. We work collaboratively, and respect each other’s time. We admire and support each other’s skills and abilities, understanding that the diversity of our experience builds capacity and strengthens our overall creative impact. We are accountable for our actions and our decisions. We solve problems constructively and politely, with good will. We keep the company’s best interests in mind.

We treat everyone as we would like to be treated. We think the best of each other and help each other succeed. We support each other’s artistic growth. We communicate kindly, openly and directly. We listen and respond to our patrons, and we are cognizant of the diversity in the communities we serve.

We understand that working in the performing arts requires us to be nimble. We value positive outlooks and the ability to respond quickly and efficiently to unexpected needs. We focus on what we need to accomplish, and keep each other informed.

We know that the future of the company depends on the imagination and innovation we bring to our work. We welcome new ideas, and help create an atmosphere in which everyone feels empowered to grow artistically. We share the fun and excitement of everything we are doing.

Bay Area Children's Theatre  |  Phone: 510-296-4433  |  info@bactheatre.org