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Berkeley Repertory Theatre is an equal opportunity employer. Persons from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Classification: Full-time, non-exempt; benefits eligible after 90 days
Department: Marketing and Communications
Reports to: Communications and Digital Content Director
Work schedule: Monday–Friday, with some evenings and weekends
Compensation: $49,000–$54,000; DOE
Posting date: September 2022

 

Position summary

Berkeley Repertory Theatre (Berkeley Rep), established in 1968, is one of the nation’s prominent theatrical institutions with a long, proud history of developing Broadway-bound productions such as Green Day’s American Idiot and Ain’t Too Proud—The Life and Times of the Temptations along with high caliber artists and comedians like Mike Birbiglia, John Leguizamo, and social commentator Fran Lebowitz.

 

Berkeley Rep is seeking a full-time marketing associate to join our marketing and communications team. Reporting to the communications and digital content director, this role provides general marketing support to all areas of the department including social media, patron communications, advertising, data management, data reporting, and analysis.

 

Essential duties and responsibilities

  • Manage and execute social media communications including content tracking and development.
  • Manage and monitor ad trafficking for all media campaigns.
  • Provide website support and updates.
  • Create and deploy email customer service communication and assist in the creation and deployment of email marketing campaigns.
  • Pull data reports and analysis from ticketing, website, social, and advertising platforms.
  • Coordinate e-blast trades, mail trades, and cross promotions.
  • Help strategize with the marketing and patron services team single ticket and subscriber initiatives to retain current ticket buyers, boost acquisition, and evolve the patron experience.
  • Maintain and clean data for marketing in the CRM and email services databases.
  • Actively participate in workshops and trainings as requested, including harassment prevention, bystander intervention, and other equity, diversity, inclusion, and access initiatives.
  • Other duties, as assigned.

 

Qualifications and skills

  • 1–2 years experience in marketing, preferably in the arts or entertainment industry.
  • Fully vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19.
  • Exceptionally strong organizational and multi-tasking skills.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, with a high degree of emotional intelligence and cultural competency.
  • Basic knowledge of HTML.
  • Experience with email marketing software.
  • Comfortable using Microsoft Office Suite.
  • An appreciation for the arts.
  • Interest in and commitment to equity, diversity, access, and inclusion.
  • Preferred experience with Tessitura, including Tessitura Analytics.

 

Application procedure

Berkeley Rep is an equal opportunity employer and offers a full range of employee benefits including 85% employer-paid health and dental insurance, optional vision, FSA, and 403(b) plans, professional development support, paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays.

 

Position available immediately. Email submissions only. Please submit a cover letter and résumé to the attention of Colleen Flanigan to jobs@berkeleyrep.org with “Marketing Associate” in the subject line. Persons from diverse backgrounds are highly encouraged to apply.

 

Berkeley Rep will contact candidates of interest. Please, no calls. Only complete submissions will be considered.

 

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Classification: Seasonal full-time, non-exempt
Department: The Ground Floor
Reports to: Director of The Ground Floor
Work schedule: Monday – Sunday, 40 hours per week. Evening and weekends required. Two days off per week, specific days to be determined.

Start Date: October 10, 2022

End Date: November 18, 2022
Compensation: $20 per hour
Posting date: August 2022

 

Position summary

Berkeley Repertory Theatre (Berkeley Rep), established in 1968, is one of the nation’s prominent theatrical institutions with a long, proud history of developing Broadway-bound productions such as Green Day’s American Idiot and Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of the Temptations along with high caliber artists and comedians like Mike Birbiglia, John Leguizamo, and social commentator Fran Lebowitz.

 

Berkeley Rep is seeking a catering and production assistant to provide administrative and production support to The Ground Floor staff in executing the activities of the Residency Lab. The Ground Floor Residency Lab is a program that thrives on enthusiasm, flexibility, and a willingness to solve problems creatively. Ours is a fast-paced, fun, and truly collaborative environment in which staff work to support a fruitful development process for artists making new plays over the course of four weeks. A successful candidate appreciates camaraderie, teamwork, takes initiative, and can work independently. Primary responsibilities include overseeing victuals, including all aspects related to kitchen, catering, food, and beverages for staff and artists; assisting the production manager in crafting schedules; and providing production/technical support to individual projects’ development processes. Berkeley Rep prioritizes the creation of inclusive spaces, so an ideal candidate will welcome the chance to work alongside individuals with a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences.

 

Essential duties and responsibilities

  • Serve as the staff liaison to the catering company. Responsibilities include coordinating head counts, setting daily menus, coordinating food delivery, and tracking dietary restrictions for all Lab participants.
  • Train staff in proper kitchen and dinner procedures, including stocking the kitchen and preparing the coffee bar.
  • Manage food and hospitality set-up, including shopping for food, loading and unloading food items, and setting up food and drink stations for Lab meet-and-greets, panels, coffee breaks, social events, and other events as requested.
  • Support and help design intern orientation week content with The Ground Floor team.
  • Assist the production coordinator in crafting rehearsal schedules; maintain and update the master calendar daily.
  • Assist the production coordinator in facilitating all technical and production needs, including setting up and breaking down tables and chairs, pulling props, furniture, and costume pieces from storage, coordinating, and executing any video or audio recording.
  • Order, track, and stock pertinent office supplies, within budget. Submit receipts and reimbursement requests to the finance department.
  • Actively participate in workshops and trainings as requested, including harassment prevention, bystander intervention, anti-bias, and other equity, diversity, inclusion, and access initiatives.
  • Help create a welcoming and vibrant environment for all company members.
  • Share on-call duties for after-hours arrivals, departures, and emergencies with The Ground Floor team.
  • Some driving of company vehicles, as necessary.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications and skills

  • Fully vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19.
  • Valid California driver’s license and clean driving record.
  • Ability to perform physical activities such as, but not limited to, sitting at a computer for multiple hours at a time, lifting up to 40 pounds, bending, standing, and walking.
  • Demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity, access, and inclusion.
  • A passion for delivering outstanding service and support.
  • Ability to work in a detail-oriented manner while remaining resourceful and flexible.
  • Ability to multi-task and re-prioritize responsibilities quickly, meet deadlines, and remain calm under pressure.
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills and attention to detail.
  • Creative problem-solving skills.
  • Comfort handling ever-evolving challenges.

 

Application procedure

Berkeley Rep is an equal opportunity employer and offers a diverse, congenial, casual environment conducive to professional growth. 

Position available immediately. Email submissions only. Please submit a cover letter and résumé to jobs@berkeleyrep.org with “Catering and Production Assistant” in the subject line. Applications must be received by 6pm PT on Thursday, September 15, 2022, to be considered. Persons from diverse backgrounds are highly encouraged to apply.

 

Berkeley Rep will contact candidates of interest. Please, no calls or faxes. Only complete submissions will be considered.

 

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Classification: Full-time, exempt; benefits eligible after 90 days
Department: Development
Reports to: Director of Development
Work schedule: Monday–Friday with some evenings and weekends
Compensation: $90,000–$100,000, DOE
Posting date: July 2022

 

Position summary

Berkeley Repertory Theatre is looking for an engaging individual with exceptional interpersonal and communications skills to identify, cultivate, and actively solicit donors to support the Theatre’s annual fundraising and campaign goals.

 

Under the supervision of the Director of Development, the Philanthropy Officer will join a growing development team who work closely to identify and move existing and prospective donors into deeper levels of engagement with the Theatre. The successful candidate will be a results-oriented individual who deeply values the transformative power of the arts and can serve as a passionate advocate for Berkeley Rep.

 

The Theatre’s current operating budget is $20M, of which 65% is derived from contributed revenue.

 

Essential duties and responsibilities

The Philanthropy Officer is tasked with garnering comprehensive support from individuals toward the Theatre’s Annual Fund, as well as specific initiatives and campaigns. Employing “moves management” strategies, the Officer is responsible for a portfolio of 100+ current donors and prospects with the ability to make gifts of $7,500 or more to the Annual Fund and multi-year leadership gifts to special projects. Through active identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship, the Officer will grow the Theatre’s major gifts program by building authentic and lasting relationships with its patron base.

  • Using sound fundraising principles, develop and implement detailed strategies to deepen prospect relationships and secure gifts of $7,500+ to the Annual Fund and special projects/campaigns.
  • Using Tessitura, iWave, and other tools, research and analyze data and monitor and track donor activity and engagement.
  • Work closely with members of the Board and volunteers to support their work in the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of donors.
  • Serve as a sophisticated voice for the Theatre, representing Berkeley Rep in and outside the organization with professionalism and diplomacy.
  • Work closely with development and events staff, attending donor events and activities throughout the season, which may include weekends and evenings.
  • Build collaborative relationships across all departments of the Theatre, and with the Board and volunteers. 

 

Qualifications and skills

  • A minimum of three years of fundraising experience with a demonstrated record of accomplishment in securing major gifts.
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills, with a high degree of emotional intelligence.
  • Exceptional attention to detail and organization.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to multi-task in an efficient manner.
  • Handle confidential information with sensitivity.
  • Demonstrate sound judgment and decision-making.
  • Experience using customer management databases; Tessitura experience a plus.

 

Application procedure

Berkeley Rep is an equal opportunity employer and offers a full range of employee benefits including 85% employer-paid health and dental insurance, optional vision, FSA, and 403(b) plans, professional development support, paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays.

 

Position available immediately. Email submissions only. Please submit a cover letter and résumé to jobs@berkeleyrep.org with “Philanthropy Officer” in the subject line. Persons from diverse backgrounds are highly encouraged to apply.

 

Berkeley Rep will contact candidates of interest. Please, no calls. Only complete submissions will be considered.

 

Apply

Classification: Part-time, nonexempt, seasonal over hire
Department: Stage Operations 
Reports to: Stage Supervisor 
Work schedule: Tuesday – Sunday. Typically, a 6-day performance schedule per production, this will change during off show periods, load in, and tech periods.
Compensation: $24 per hour
Posting date: May 2022

 

Position summary

The Tony Award-winning Berkeley Repertory Theatre (LORT B) seeks seasonal, as needed, stage crew to join our team for the 2021-2022 season. Under the direction of the stage supervisor, the stage crew is responsible for running scenery and properties show tracks competently and responsibly, leading to successful, safe, and smooth running technical rehearsals and shows.

 

Essential duties and responsibilities

Under the direction of the stage supervisor: 

  • Participate as run crew for scenery and properties as assigned. Duties include moving quickly and quietly to carry, push, lift, and pull scenery or prop objects on and off stage areas in a dark environment.
  • Attend a run through, as scheduled by the stage supervisor, to gain a full understanding of production flow.
  • Assist in daily clean up and preparation of stage areas and backstage areas.
  • Participate in the maintenance and repair of scenery and props.
  • Appear onstage in costume when needed.
  • Assist in post-show clean up and the disassembly of stage and backstage areas.
  • Participate in workshops and trainings as required such as: fly system, fall arrest, harassment prevention, bystander intervention, anti-bias, and EDI.
  • Work closely and collaboratively with other departments, most frequently with the scene shop, prop shop, stage management, wardrobe, sound, and electrics teams.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications and skills

  • Fully vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19.
  • Comfortable working at heights and in cramped spaces. 
  • Ability to safely move heavy items up to 50lbs. 
  • Ability to follow verbal and written instructions and execute them accurately. 
  • Ability to perform complex technical scene shifts under stress and pressing time deadlines. 
  • Ability to adapt to changing schedules, scene shift plans, and locations.
  • Ability to establish effective working relationships and maintain a positive and productive atmosphere in a group environment. 
  • Ability to work all shifts, primarily nights, weekends and daytime technical rehearsals and understudy rehearsals. 
  • Ability to move quickly, often while carrying scenery or props.  
  • A demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.
  • Backstage crew experience is desirable. 
  • Experience working in a fly house is desirable. 
  • Knowledge of tools and hardware is desirable. 

 

Application procedure

Berkeley Rep is an equal opportunity employer and offers a diverse, congenial, casual environment conducive to professional growth. Berkeley Rep offers employee benefits including 403(b) plans, professional development support, and sick leave.

Position available immediately. Email submissions only. Please submit a cover letter, résumé, and three professional references to jobs@berkeleyrep.org with “Stage Crew” in the subject line. Persons from diverse backgrounds are highly encouraged to apply.

 

Berkeley Rep will contact candidates of interest. Please, no calls or faxes. Only complete submissions will be considered.

 

Apply

Classification: Seasonal full-time, non-exempt; benefits eligible after 90 days
Department: Scene Shop
Reports to: Technical Directors
Work schedule: Monday – Friday, 40 hours per week. Some weekends and overtime during load in periods.
Compensation: $25.50 per hour
Posting date: February 2022

 

Position summary

The Tony Award-winning Berkeley Repertory Theatre seeks scenic carpenters to serve as key members of the Berkeley Rep scene shop. Scenic carpenters work on scenic construction projects which include fabrication with materials such as lumber, metal, plastics, fabric, foam. The scenic carpenters must work closely and collegially with other production departments as well as visiting designers and artistic staff.

 

Essential duties and responsibilities

  • Interpret technical CAD drafts from the technical director’s office and, following the drafts, fabricate and construct accurate scenic elements for projects as assigned by the head carpenter. Requires both wood working skills and metal working artisan skills creating scenery items such as flats, platforms, doors, molding, stairs, and other elements.
  • Work closely and collaboratively with other departments such as the prop shop, paints shop, stage management, and facilities to ensure a collaborative environment between the shops.
  • Under the direction of the head carpenter, research and develop special projects such as stage automation and rigging.
  • Participate in, and uphold, all shop safety processes, policies and practices in all areas of the scene shop. Analyze and mitigate risks by conducting risk assessments for projects in the scene shop and in load in/out to achieve a workable and safe production.
  • Report any repairs and maintenance needs on any shop tools, equipment, or low inventory stock to the scene shop supervisor.
  • Participate in all load-in and load-out activities at Berkeley Rep’s theatre spaces: the Roda Theatre, a proscenium counterweight fly house and the Peet’s Theatre, a ¾ thrust stage with fixed grid, as well as any non-traditional performance spaces.
  • Oversee small groups of over hire technicians on special projects when assigned.
  • Attend production meetings, technical rehearsals, and notes sessions if requested by the technical direction team.
  • Instill and nurture an inclusive, safe, efficient, and effective working environment in the scene shop. The scenic carpenters serve as mentors for over hire carpenters and the scene shop fellow.
  • Other duties as assigned

 

Qualifications and skills

  • Ability to read and interpret theatrical drafts and create accurate material cut lists from drafts.
  • Ability to calculate compound cuts.
  • Ability to wear PPE for multiple hours a day and move objects up to 40 pounds.
  • Experience using and operating wood working tools including building and setting up jigs.
  • Experience using and operating metal working tools including prepping metal, cutting, bending, drilling, and MIG welding.
  • Familiarity with CNC machines and fabrication techniques including drilling, cutting, carving, and milling.
  • Knowledge of basic theatrical stagecraft including rigging, running the rail in a fly house, and handling soft goods.
  • Ability to drive larger box trucks and forklifts.
  • Ability to work both collaboratively as a team and individually on solo projects.
  • Ability to problem solve and help create solutions for scenic construction, automation, and rigging projects.

 

Application procedure

Berkeley Rep is an equal opportunity employer and offers a diverse, congenial, casual environment conducive to professional growth. Berkeley Rep offers a full range of employee benefits including 85% employer-paid health and dental insurance, optional vision, FSA, and 403(b) plans, professional development support, paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays.

Position available immediately. Email submissions only. Please submit a cover letter, résumé, and three professional references to jobs@berkeleyrep.org with “Scenic Carpenter” in the subject line. Persons from diverse backgrounds are highly encouraged to apply.

 

Berkeley Rep will contact candidates of interest. Please, no calls or faxes. Only complete submissions will be considered.

 

Apply

Classification: Part-time, non-exempt; ineligible for benefits
Department: Front of House
Reports to: Front of House Director
Work schedule: 20–30 hours per week, evenings and weekends, with occasional weekdays as scheduled for rentals and special events
Compensation: $19 per hour
Posting date: August 2021

 

Position summary

The Tony Award-winning Berkeley Repertory Theatre seeks patron experience representatives. Patron experience representatives act as the first point of contact between our patrons and the Theatre. They are tasked with directing patron traffic, answering inquiries, coordinating with other departments, and more. As members of our front of house team, our patron experience representatives respect and value people of every nation, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, ability, and culture; providing a radically inclusive and welcoming experience for our communities and audiences. This opportunity is best suited for candidates with a strong commitment to customer service and experience in theatre house management, special events management, catering, bartending, or hotel hospitality services.

 

Essential duties and responsibilities

  • Serve as a house manager, usher, or concessionaire as needed.
  • Collaborate with several departments, including production, box office, artistic, development, and marketing.
  • Coordinate opening and closing night receptions.
  • Prepare deposits, balance banks and pretty cash as required.
  • Manage lost and found for patrons, artists, and staff.
  • Maintain and enforce policies and procedures for audience development.
  • Communicate with patrons and artists in a welcoming and professional manner.
  • Execute other duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications and skills

  • Two years of experience with bar/restaurant POS systems; experience with CAKE a plus.
  • Excellent active listening and verbal communication; English fluency is required.
  • Ability to lift 10–20 lbs.
  • Demonstrated commitment to supporting a diverse community of patrons, artists, and staff.
  • Ability to balance operating quickly and efficiently with periodic lulls.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Ability to problem solve, adapt, and respond to changing work situations and environments.

 

Application procedure

Berkeley Rep is an equal opportunity employer and offers a diverse, congenial, casual environment conducive to professional growth.

 

Position available immediately. Email submissions only. Please submit a cover letter and résumé to jobs@berkeleyrep.org with “Patron Experience Representative” in the subject line. Persons from diverse backgrounds are highly encouraged to apply.

 

Berkeley Rep will contact candidates of interest. Please, no calls or faxes. Only complete submissions will be considered.

 

Apply

Fellowships

For the 2022/23 season, Berkeley Repertory Theatre offers a fellowship program from September 2022–July 2023 for serious-minded, highly motivated individuals who have already acquired basic training and experience in their field and who are ready to embark upon a professional theatre career. Fellows are directly exposed to the Theatre’s daily operations and given the opportunity to learn alongside an accomplished company of artists, administrators, guest directors, and designers. While at Berkeley Rep, fellows are encouraged to fulfill as many career-building goals and objectives as possible, gaining both practical experience and professional contacts through the program. Selected fellows receive housing and a $1000 per month stipend for participation in the program. Parking is not provided.

Costumes

This fellowship trains closely with the costume director and staff in all of the workings of a professional costume shop. Through hands-on experience, the fellow learns from nationally recognized designers and artisans. Depending on the fellow’s interests and skills, they may explore areas like costume construction, wig making, costume painting, distressing, and shopping for a modern show. Ideal candidates have basic sewing skills and an interest in creating and/or designing theatrical costumes.

 

Lighting/Electrics

This fellowship receives hands-on learning experience working with lighting designers from all over the country for the mainstage season. In addition, the fellow assists the master electrician in all areas of electrics, which includes using industry-standard software such as VectorWorks, Spotlight, and Lightwright, building practicals, hanging, focusing, and running of shows. Opportunities may exist to assist/design/mentor for the Berkeley Rep School of Theatre. Ideal candidates have an interest in both electrics and design.

 

Production Management

This fellowship is immersed in all areas of the production management process at a professional regional theatre, through mentorship by the production manager and associate production manager. This includes learning about leadership and management principles, creating and negotiating contracts, budgeting, expense tracking, creating and updating schedules, note taking, and assisting on facility rentals and events. This fellowship track culminates in serving as the production manager for the Teen One-Acts Festival. The ideal candidate is a creative problem-solver who has broad knowledge of technical theatre, excellent communication skills and thrives in a team atmosphere.

 

Properties

This fellowship provides hands-on training in properties construction, carpentry, crafts, soft goods, welding, painting, research/shopping, and administration. Applicants should have a strong work ethic, problem solving, and good communication skills. Ideal candidates are flexible and have a creative personality. Applicants must submit a digital portfolio for review.

 

Scenic Art

This fellowship follows the time-honored tradition of learning-by-doing. The scenic art fellow will learn the skills and techniques to enable them to participate as a full member of the scenic art team. Applicants with painting experience outside the realm of theatre, as well as those hoping to pursue a career in scenic design, are encouraged to apply. Ideal candidates will have strong drawing and color-mixing skills. Applicants must submit a digital portfolio, including a sample of figure drawing or portraiture.

 

Scenic Construction

This fellowship is focused on the hands-on development of skills in scenic construction and working in a professional production shop. The fellow will learn to face challenges as a builder, welder, theatrical rigger, automation technician, and draftsperson. The fellow works with state-of-the-art equipment to transform raw materials such as woods, metals, and plastics into complex scenic elements. The scenic construction aspects of the fellowship will take place in the scene shop facility, with scenic installations in our Roda Theatre fly house and fixed-grid Peet’s Theatre.

 

Harry Weininger Sound

This fellowship offers training in audio and video production at a professional level. Mentored by the sound supervisor and video supervisor, the fellow will learn about system design, signal flow, automated and non-automated systems, wireless microphones, recording, intercom systems, repairing equipment, rigging, video playback systems, projection equipment, cameras, troubleshooting, and how to collaborate well with colleagues. From challenging dramas to large-scale musicals, the sound fellow will be exposed to many different styles of production. Ideal candidates will have a strong interest in engineering as well as design.

 

Stage Management

This fellowship provides a unique opportunity to learn all aspects of the work of Actors’ Equity Association (AEA) stage managers. Beginning with attendance at production meetings, the fellow takes part in the rehearsal process, technical rehearsals, and in many instances will stay with a production through the completion of the run. This demanding fellowship involves the fellow in every facet of the production.

Bret C. Harte and Peter F. Sloss Artistic

This fellowship involves mentored training in all aspects of artistic department work including season planning and producing, casting, dramaturgy, and rehearsal room support. The fellow will be deeply immersed in the artistic staff of a major regional theatre, working closely with the artistic director, director of The Ground Floor/resident dramaturg, and artistic associate. Opportunities are provided for assistant directing, reading and evaluating play submissions, attending and organizing auditions, helping to plan and execute The Ground Floor Summer Residency Lab, writing for the show program and other contextual work, mentoring young artists for the Teen One-Acts Festival, as well as new projects that regularly arise. Ideal candidates will be organized, motivated, and personable, with an interest in artistic leadership, directing, writing, and/or dramaturgy. Candidates must submit, in addition to their other application materials, two writing samples (one piece should be about a play and the other should demonstrate your ability to communicate an idea(s)).

 

Company Management

This fellowship focuses on the basics of artist hospitality, including arranging artist travel to and from Berkeley as well as their accommodations while here. Berkeley Rep’s company management team serves as the primary point of contact between visiting theatre artists, Berkeley Rep’s staff, and the Berkeley community. The fellow will develop skills in event planning by assisting with company-wide events and learn about general theatre management while assisting with contracts, the preparation and maintenance of budgets, and other administrative projects as required throughout the season. Ideal candidates will have a high degree of personal organization, strong interpersonal skills, discretion, facility with Excel, and a willingness to roll with the punches.

 

Development (Fundraising)

This fellowship focuses on in-depth knowledge of fundraising, which is essential to anyone considering a future leadership role in arts administration. The fellow is directly supervised by the associate director of development throughout the season and mentored by the full development staff in all aspects of fundraising, including event management; grant-writing; working with volunteers; soliciting individual, corporate, and foundation gifts; and cultivating and stewarding donor relationships. Capstone projects include independently executing an opening night event and leading a targeted fundraising campaign for the School of Theatre’s Teen Council program.

 

Education

This fellowship provides an opportunity for an individual to learn the inner workings of a multifaceted theatre education program. The fellow will learn the full range of skills necessary for success in an arts education career through participating in mentored projects focusing on programming, training, community engagement, advocacy, marketing, and evaluation. Projects will be designed to grow in size and responsibility throughout the fellowship, depending on the fellow’s developing goals, interests, and skill level. Ideal candidates will have a primary interest in the programming and administration side of arts education programs and some experience teaching or working with young people.

 

Marketing

Berkeley Rep’s marketing department is a creative hub that has the unique position to interact with every department within the organization. This includes artistic, creatives, and talent as we generate content that speaks to the heart of a production with the aim to drive audiences and ticket sales. Our marketing fellow will build skills in branding, social, digital advertising, multimedia content creation, email communications, website management, and learn to work collaboratively with a team of graphic artists, videographers, industry leading partners, and commercial producers. Whether you are looking to build a career in live entertainment or beyond, the tools acquired at Berkeley Rep will equip and position you to effectively connect a complex product to its target audience in fun and creative ways.

 

Multimedia Content

Berkeley Rep’s growing art department, under the umbrella of marketing, is at the forefront of graphic design, videography, and photography, with the aim to communicate our stage work in varying multimedia formats to drive audiences and ticket sales. The multimedia content fellow will have the opportunity to assist in graphic work, leveraging our new branding system created by renowned designer Paula Scher. You’ll work closely with artistic, creatives, and talent to produce long and short form video and photo content to be shared across digital platforms for paid promotional, social, web, and institutional use. You’ll be part of the team innovating new approaches to full digital show capture while building technical skills in camera operation, lighting setups, and editing software. The experience acquired at Berkeley Rep will equip and position you to expertly produce and capture content that can be applied to any industry. Familiarity and experience with Adobe products (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Premiere Pro, AfterEffects), MacOS, and camera equipment needed. Candidates must have some prior video production experience and submit samples of previous work.

Applications are now closed for the 2022/23 season.

Fellowship program sponsor

American Express

Auditions

Berkeley Rep is a LORT B Theatre and hires actors who are members of Actors’ Equity Association. Occasionally local non-union actors are also hired. Actors are hired on a show-by-show basis during the season and auditions for individual shows are by invitation only. Berkeley Rep holds open auditions annually, typically in the late spring. These auditions are announced on the AEA and Theatre Bay Area websites. Berkeley Rep also attends the Theatre Bay Area general auditions, which are usually held in January/February. For more information about TBA’s auditions, please call 415 430–1140 or visit their website.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are not able to schedule in-person auditions at this time. If you are a member of Actors’ Equity Association and have a question about auditioning for Berkeley Rep, please send an email with your headshot and résumé to casting@berkeleyrep.org.

 

Script submissions

Berkeley Rep accepts script submissions only from agents, writers, and theatre artists with whom we have an existing professional relationship. We are not able to accept any unsolicited scripts; the volume of material we consider each year prohibits this.

We encourage writers to apply for our Ground Floor Summer Residency Lab.

 

Ushers

We are looking for volunteer ushers to join our ranks. Volunteer ushers assist our Front of House staff to deliver an exceptional patron experience welcoming our diverse community of patrons. When you volunteer, you will get a seat to see the play you are volunteering for. You will need to be able to navigate Google Groups and use our volunteer scheduling program, Volgistics.

Please email BRTVushers@berkeleyrep.org if you are interested in volunteering. Patron Services Director Kelly Kelley will set up a 15 minute Zoom with you to answer questions and talk next steps.

Photo by Kevin Berne/Berkeley Repertory Theatre

Samantha Barks with the cast of Amélie, A New Musical

Book by Craig Lucas | Music by Daniel Messé | Lyrics by Nathan Tysen and Daniel Messé | Directed by Pam MacKinnon | Scenic and costume design by David Zinn | Lighting design by Jane Cox | Sound design by Kai Harada | Projection design by Peter Nigrini | Vocal arrangements by Kimberly Grigsby and Daniel Messé | Orchestrations by Bruce Coughlin | Musical direction by Kimberly Grigsby | Musical staging and choreography by Sam Pinkleton

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