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

Berkeley Repertory Theatre believes in the transformational power of storytelling, having grown from a storefront stage in 1968 to a globally recognized theatre today. Over 5.5 million people have enjoyed productions at Berkeley Rep, a theatre whose work has won six Tony Awards, seven Obie Awards, nine Drama Desk Awards, one Grammy Award, one Pulitzer Prize, and many other honors, including the Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre in 1997. The Berkeley Rep School of Theatre engages and educates some 20,000 people annually, including through its nationally recognized teen programs. Berkeley Rep has bustling and robust facilities in Downtown Berkeley – including the 400-seat Peet’s Theatre, the 600-seat Roda Theatre, School of Theatre, and newly constructed Medak Center – and a West Berkeley production, rehearsal, and administrative campus.   

 

Berkeley Rep is known for producing ambitious theatre projects, provoking civic engagement, and inspiring people to experience the world in new and surprising ways, all while developing new generations of artists, makers, and creators. It is within this context that Berkeley Rep invites nominations and applications for the role of Director of Development, a position that is instrumental to the ongoing growth and success of the organization.

 

Below is a snapshot of the responsibilities and key qualifications required of the incoming director who will report to the Managing Director while partnering with colleagues across departments to deliver upon their mandate:

 

Director of Development

 

The Director of Development will be responsible for the strategic creation and execution of a comprehensive annual and multi-year development plan, inclusive of major gifts, annual giving and membership, corporate sponsorships, foundation and government grants, in-kind support, planned giving, events fundraising, as well as developing strategies in support of long-term donor relations management, cultivation, and stewardship. The successful candidate will manage a team of seven and will work closely with their team to reach ambitious annual fundraising targets.

 

Qualifications

 

Among the qualifications being sought in candidates, the incoming leader must understand and believe—intrinsically—in the importance of leading with curiosity and welcoming ideas that can later be synthesized and turned into possibility. While all interested individuals are encouraged to apply and, in so doing, share how they see themselves adding value to the Berkeley Rep environment, the following credentials and/or experiences are seen as possible markers of the candidates most likely to realize success: A) several years of experience in progressively senior roles related to performing arts or related sectors; B) team management experience and the ability to navigate complexity and provide compelling solutions to challenges that arise; C) a history of delivering excellent work in a range of environments and circumstances and a reputation for being recognized as a leader who adds tremendous value to both their teams, customers, and companies; D) possessing a deep and abiding commitment to advancing Berkeley Rep’s anti-racism, equity, diversity and inclusion efforts; and E) deep technical abilities in fundraising.

 

Compensation

 

Berkeley Rep provides a competitive compensation package (US $175,000-$190,000) and benefits that include paid vacation, sick leave, personal days, and holidays; health, dental, vision, and long-term disability insurance, and a 403b retirement plan.

 

How to Apply

 

Berkeley Repertory Theatre is partnering with BIPOC Executive Search to ensure an applicant list that is as diverse and as intersectional as possible.

 

All interested applicants can send their resume to Helen Mekonen by e-mailing hmekonen@bipocsearch.com or through the BIPOC Executive Search mobile app.

 

We thank everyone for their expression of interest—and are truly appreciative of the time individuals put into applying—but with the limitations of time only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

 

Berkeley Repertory Theatre is committed to the following values:

 

STORYTELLING—the transformative power of storytelling

RIGOR—the unyielding pursuit of the highest levels of achievement in all we do

INNOVATION—experimentation and curiosity in our work both on and off the stage

DISCOVERY—a culture of learning and teaching

EQUITY—being an anti-racist organization—a place of welcome for a diverse and inclusive community

SUSTAINABILITY—the long-term well-being of our theatre, our community, and our planet

 

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Berkeley Repertory Theatre believes in the transformational power of storytelling, having grown from a storefront stage in 1968 to a globally recognized theatre today. Over 5.5 million people have enjoyed productions at Berkeley Rep, a theatre whose work has won six Tony Awards, seven Obie Awards, nine Drama Desk Awards, one Grammy Award, one Pulitzer Prize, and many other honors, including the Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre in 1997. The Berkeley Rep School of Theatre engages and educates some 20,000 people annually, including through its nationally recognized teen programs. Berkeley Rep has bustling and robust facilities in Downtown Berkeley – including the 400-seat Peet’s Theatre, the 600-seat Roda Theatre, School of Theatre, and newly constructed Medak Center – and a West Berkeley production, rehearsal, and administrative campus.   

 

Berkeley Rep is known for producing ambitious theatre projects, provoking civic engagement, and inspiring people to experience the world in new and surprising ways, all while developing new generations of artists, makers, and creators. It is within this context that Berkeley Rep invites nominations and applications for the role of Director of Marketing and Communications, a position that is instrumental to the ongoing growth and success of the organization.

 

Below is a snapshot of the responsibilities and key qualifications required of the incoming director, who will report to the Managing Director while partnering with colleagues across departments to deliver upon their mandate:

 

Director of Marketing and Communications

 

The Director of Marketing and Communications will be responsible for developing and leading all marketing and communications efforts at Berkeley Rep, including overall organizational branding and positioning; subscription, single, group, and student ticket sales campaigns; audience and market research; and providing marketing and communications support for education, fundraising, and community engagement activities. The incoming Director will manage a team of eight, and will work closely with their team to come up with creative ways to spotlight the incredible work happening at Berkeley Rep and meet sales targets.

 

Qualifications

 

Among the qualifications being sought in candidates, the incoming leader must understand and believe—intrinsically—in the importance of leading with curiosity and welcoming ideas that can later be synthesized and turned into possibility. While all interested individuals are encouraged to apply and, in so doing, share how they see themselves adding value to the Berkeley Rep environment, the following credentials and/or experiences are seen as possible markers of the candidates most likely to realize success: A) several years of experience in progressively senior roles related to performing arts or related sectors; B) team management experience and the ability to navigate complexity and provide compelling solutions to challenges that arise; C) a history of delivering excellent work in a range of environments and circumstances and a reputation for being recognized as a leader who adds tremendous value to both their teams, customers, and companies; D) possessing a deep and abiding commitment to advancing Berkeley Rep’s anti-racism, equity, diversity and inclusion efforts; and E) deep technical abilities in marketing.

 

Compensation

 

Berkeley Rep provides a competitive compensation package (US $165,000-$175,000) and benefits that include paid vacation, sick leave, personal days, and holidays; health, dental, vision, and long-term disability insurance, and a 403b retirement plan.

 

How to Apply

 

Berkeley Repertory Theatre is partnering with BIPOC Executive Search to ensure an applicant list that is as diverse and as intersectional as possible.

 

All interested applicants can send their resume to Urmilla Khan by e-mailing ukhan@bipocsearch.com or through the BIPOC Executive Search mobile app.

 

We thank everyone for their expression of interest—and are truly appreciative of the time individuals put into applying—but with the limitations of time only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

Berkeley Repertory Theatre is committed to the following values:

 

STORYTELLING—the transformative power of storytelling

RIGOR—the unyielding pursuit of the highest levels of achievement in all we do

INNOVATION—experimentation and curiosity in our work both on and off the stage

DISCOVERY—a culture of learning and teaching

EQUITY—being an anti-racist organization—a place of welcome for a diverse and inclusive community

SUSTAINABILITY—the long-term well-being of our theatre, our community, and our planet

 

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Department: Administration
Position: General Manager
Reports to: Managing Director
Work Schedule: Monday-Friday; evenings and weekends required.
Classification: Full-time, exempt; benefits eligible after 90 days
Compensation: $140,000-$155,000; DOE
Posting Date: October 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 general manager. The general manager is responsible for managing the production of Berkeley Rep’s season – operationally, administratively, and financially. As a critical member of the senior leadership team reporting to the managing director, the general manager serves as a collaborator on the artistic and production team, negotiating and preparing contracts for all artists and creatives, production budgeting, and acting as a liaison for all creative teams and artist unions. Additionally, the general manager partners with individuals of all cultural backgrounds to anticipate and respond to day-to-day producing needs. The general manager will cultivate a diverse and inclusive department and partner with the managing director, artistic director, and other senior leadership to build systems and infrastructure to improve the organization’s day-to-day operations and effectiveness.

 

Essential duties and responsibilities

 

Season planning

  • Collaborate with and support the artistic director in season planning, including scheduling, budgeting, and staffing.
  • Develop and manage budgets for all areas of production for mainstage shows, readings, workshops, and booked-in events, including materials, staffing, housing, transportation, casting, scripts, and other related production expenses.
  • Partner with the director of production to create budget projections for each show, track expenses, manage artist relationships, and develop crew schedules.
  • Partner with the director of marketing on budget projections and performance schedules.
  • Research and pursue rights and production availability.

Contracting and producing

  • Negotiate, execute, and administer contracts for productions, readings, workshops, commissions, and special events, including The Ground Floor, creative teams, coaches, consultants, co-production, and presenting agreements. Work closely with the director of production on contracting designers, maintaining precedents and compliance with collectively bargained agreements.
  • Manage relationships with artist unions AEA, SDC, USA, and Local 6/AFM, including all reporting and timely communication. Ensure adherence to collective bargaining agreements.
  • In collaboration with the managing director, lead the negotiation of enhancement and other commercial agreements. Serve as a management point of contact with outside producers, presenters, promoters, and visiting national and international companies.
  • Supervise company management, including artist contracting, scheduling, payroll, travel, and housing. Ensure the greatest level of care and cultural competency in the overall artist experience.
  • Represent Berkeley Rep with the League of Resident Theatres (LORT) and serve as an internal point of contact for labor and contractual questions.
  • Communicate interdepartmentally relevant contractual, artistic, production, administrative, or operational needs, events, information, or requirements.

Management/operational responsibilities

  • Serve on the senior leadership team, supporting, informing, and executing overall organization strategy and tactics.
  • Communicate regularly and partner with the finance director to review monthly financial, production, and project budgets, providing strategic analysis and forecasts. Assist in yearly insurance renewals.
  • In collaboration with the COVID safety manager, director of operations, and director of human resources and diversity, maintain all workplace safety plans in accordance with union, local, state, and federal guidelines.
  • Partner with the development department to provide data for grants and donor relations.
  • Collaborating with stage managers and the artistic director, develop first rehearsal schedules, including all trainings required by federal, state, and local laws.
  • Attend all opening night celebrations and assist in artist and donor relations.
  • Advocate for internal and external policies that advance Berkeley Rep’s values and mission.
  • Partner with the director of human resources and diversity to supervise work with child actors and adherence to child labor laws.
  • Partner with the director of human resources and diversity to provide EAP and services to visiting actors, directors, and creative teams. Accurately maintain tracking and communication of grievances.
  • Advance Berkeley Rep’s diversity, equity, inclusion, access, and anti-racism efforts.
  • As assigned, work closely with the managing director and artistic director on personnel issues and special projects.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications and skills

  • A minimum of five years of arts management experience with increasing levels of responsibility.
  • A minimum of three years of team management experience with a demonstrated ability to provide guidance, support, leadership, and mentorship to staff in multiple physical locations and with different areas of focus.
  • A minimum of three years of experience successfully negotiating and executing contracts.
  • Expertise in budget development and management with a track record of meeting financial goals.
  • Familiarity and comfort with artistic union relations and collective bargaining agreements.
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills, with a high degree of emotional intelligence and cultural competency.
  • Proactive and creative problem-solving with an ability to be both strategic and tactical when implementing solutions.
  • Demonstrated ability and success in collaborating with internal and external teams, sometimes with competing priorities.
  • Preference for a deadline-driven, detail-oriented, fast-paced environment.
  • Proven ability to prioritize and manage projects and deadlines effectively.
  • Strong analytical abilities, including basic math, algebra, and statistics.
  • Demonstrate sound judgment and the ability to handle confidential information with sensitivity.
  • Experience with Microsoft products, including Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams, and SharePoint.
  • Fully vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19.

 

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, résumé, and portfolio to jobs@berkeleyrep.org with “General Manager” 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.

 

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Classification: Full-time, exempt; benefits eligible after 90 days
Department: Marketing and Communications
Reports to: Director of Marketing and Communications
Work schedule: Monday–Friday; some evenings and weekends required
Compensation: $70,000–$80,000; DOE
Posting date: October 2022

 

Position summary

The Tony-Award winning Berkeley Repertory Theatre seeks a full-time senior videographer and producer with a marketing eye to create original video and photo content to be shared across digital platforms for promotional, social, web, and institutional use. The role is expected to be a full-service content creator, with videography, editing, motion graphics, photography, and storytelling skills, as well as strong proficiency in project management. This position also oversees the full-length broadcast recording of some productions, as well as archival recordings of all productions.

 

The video and multimedia content producer reports to the director of marketing and communications and works across departments — artistic, development, school of theatre, marketing, community engagement — to craft stories related to theatrical productions, events, classes, and new work development.

 

Essential duties and responsibilities

  • Experience shooting video and photo content for marketing purposes.
  • Execute full production process including successful adherence to timeline and budget: pitching and brainstorming, storyboarding, planning, shooting, audio capture, editing, color and audio correction, captioning, export/publishing to specifications for digital, broadcast TV, YouTube, Facebook, TikTok, Instagram, etc.
  • Provide creative direction on video projects while being adaptable in responding to a visual aesthetic set by varying creative stakeholders (directors, playwrights, designers, etc.).
  • Provide post-production editing and motion graphics to bring all video projects to completion, leveraging Berkeley Rep branding, tone, and voice.
  • Photograph various Berkeley Rep events for use in video, social, advertising, and archival purposes.
  • Ability to understand and leverage the fundamentals of marketing to reach existing and new audiences with the aim of high viewership, engagement, and emotional resonance.
  • Be a strong liaison with internal and external artists and staff, building positive working relationships that foster efficient collaboration and communication.
  • Ability to work under tight timelines, quick edits, and a detailed eye when implementing feedback.
  • Maintain organized files, archives, and gear inventories.
  • Source and rent special equipment and outside vendors as needed.
  • Communicate project status updates to director of marketing and communications.
  • Adhere to League of Resident Theatres (LORT) and Actors’ Equity Association (AEA) guidelines in capture, usage, and storage of footage.
  • Supervise and mentor the video and multimedia content creator and the multimedia content fellow.
  • Advance Berkeley Rep’s diversity, equity, inclusion, access, and anti-racism efforts.
  • Actively participate in workshops and trainings as requested, including harassment prevention and bystander intervention training.
  • Hybrid remote and onsite work with frequent shoots at the theatres and school in downtown Berkeley.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications and skills

  • At least five years of video capture, editing, and multimedia content creation experience.
  • At least two years of crafting marketing specific, short-form promotional content.
  • Expertise in project management.
  • Ability to ask clarifying questions and ensure project expectations are delivered and understood.
  • Highly proficient video capturing, editing capabilities, photography, and basic motion design skills required.
  • Expert knowledge of relevant Adobe Creative Cloud software (Premiere Pro, AfterEffects, Photoshop, etc.).
  • Interest in and commitment to equity, diversity, access, and inclusion.
  • Expert knowledge of DSLR cameras, lenses, lighting, and audio setups in a range of environments; experience with the Panasonic DC-GH5, Panasonic AG-CX350 Camcorder or equivalent, and Panasonic PTZ Camera systems are preferred.
  • Comfortable working with Mac OS.
  • Exhibits strength in storytelling, particularly in the context of a nonprofit performing arts organization.
  • Strong knowledge of best practices for social and video channels.
  • An appreciation for the performing arts.
  • Fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

 

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, résumé, and portfolio to jobs@berkeleyrep.org with “Senior Videographer and Producer” 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.

 

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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: 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.

 

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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.

 

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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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