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Classification: Full-time, exempt; benefits eligible after 90 days
Department: Marketing
Reports to: Director of Marketing and Communications   
Work schedule: Monday–Friday; some evening and weekends required
Compensation: $65,000–$70,000
Posting date: October 2021

 

Position summary
The Tony-Award winning Berkeley Repertory Theatre seeks a full-time video and multimedia content creator with a marketing eye to create original, short-form (10 seconds to five-minutes) video and photo content to be shared across digital platforms for paid 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.

 

The video and multimedia content creator reports to the director of marketing and communications and works across departments from artistic, development, school of theatre, to marketing to craft stories related to theatrical productions and 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 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 as needed.
  • Communicate project status updates to director of marketing & communications.
  • Adhere to League of Resident Theatres (LORT) and Actors’ Equity Association (AEA) guidelines in capture, usage, and storage of footage.
  • Mentor, educate, and provide work for Berkeley Rep’s videographer fellow.
  • Hybrid remote and onsite work available with two required days at our administrative office on Harrison Street 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.
  • Fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
  • 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.).
  • 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 arts organization.
  • Strong knowledge of best practices for social and video channels.

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 “Videographer & Multimedia Content Creator” 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: Artistic
Reports to: Artistic Director
Work schedule: Monday–Friday with some evenings and weekends
Compensation: $100,000–$125,000, DOE
Posting date: August 2021

 

Position summary

The Tony Award-winning Berkeley Repertory Theatre seeks a highly motivated, deeply collaborative individual for the new position of associate artistic director, a senior level position, reporting to the artistic director.

 

Essential duties and responsibilities

The associate artistic director will work on a wide range of projects, including having primary artistic responsibility for a new program initiative currently called In Dialogue, which will be developed and executed in collaboration with the associate managing director and other staff. In Dialogue is intended to create long-lasting, non-transactional relationships with and in support of community partners who are addressing the critical issues of our time. The associate artistic director will also work in collaboration with the artistic director, associate managing director, and the director of The Ground Floor to support all activities of The Ground Floor: Berkeley Rep’s Center for the Creation and Development of New Work.

 

The associate artistic director will have a significant voice in season planning and work closely with the artistic director on play selection, selection of directors, designers, and other members of creative teams, including casting. The associate artistic director will collaborate with the artistic director and other members of the artistic team in all producing activities.

 

The associate artistic director will have directing opportunities within The Ground Floor, as well as on the mainstage as requested, and participate in the Theatre’s year-round play development activity (e.g., workshops, commissions, and the annual Summer Residency Lab).

 

Qualified applicants will have significant experience as a theatre director, and an interest in arts leadership. The associate artistic director should have a deep interest in new-play development, be passionate about the relationship of a theatre to its community, care deeply about fostering collaboration between artists, between artist and audience, and amongst colleagues. The associate artistic director should be a self-starter able to work independently and collaboratively, with a deep commitment to the creation of new artistic work.

 

Other activities may include providing mentorship and guidance to artistic staff, engagement with trustees and board committees, collaboration with marketing and development departments for long-term strategy and content-creation as it relates to the public-facing representation of Berkeley Rep, and special projects as needed.

 

Qualifications and skills

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in professional theatre as a director and/or artistic administrator.
  • Significant directing experience in professional theatres/organizations of various sizes.
  • Significant experience in the development of new work.
  • Interest in and commitment to equity, diversity, access, and inclusion work and the representation of diverse voices onstage and in all areas of the company.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated skill in working collaboratively with colleagues.
  • Ability to problem-solve and negotiate with diplomacy.
  • Existing relationships with a wide range of artists, including those who may be new to Berkeley Rep, plus ability to identify and nurture new artistic relationships for the organization.
  • Appetite for immersion in all aspects and structures of a large-scale regional theatre.
  • Ability to serve as a representative of Berkeley Rep in the community and to the field.

 

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 “Associate Artistic Director” 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.

 

Apply

Classification: Part-time, non-exempt
Department: Box Office
Reports to: Box Office Manager
Work schedule: Box office shifts are in person at our downtown Berkeley campus from 11:30am–7:15pm or 8:15pm, Tuesday–Sunday with occasional 11:30am–4:30pm shifts. We’re looking for applicants who can work 3–4 full shifts/week including Sat/Sun.
Salary: $19 per hour
Posting date: November 2021

 

Position summary

The Tony Award-winning Berkeley Repertory Theatre seeks experienced box office agents to provide customer service to patrons in two theatres, year-round, during a seven-play season. Box office agents will provide support for special events and rentals. Ideal candidates have hospitality, retail, or customer service experience, and demonstrate an interest in performing arts or not-for-profit work.

 

Essential duties and responsibilities

  • Provide excellent customer service in all patron interactions.
  • Answer incoming calls, assist walk-up patrons, and answer mail and email.
  • Sell, exchange, and return tickets for all performances sold through the box office, comps, subscriptions, and single tickets.
    Alphabetize and distribute will call tickets to patrons attending the day’s performances.
  • Follow proper procedures in the handling of cash, check, and credit card transactions.
  • Maintain daily batch reports and accurate patron records in Tessitura.
  • Stay up to date with ticketing policies, subscription packages, benefits, restrictions, and availability.
  • Package ticket orders, gift certificates, and related promotional materials for mailing.
  • Assist with general office work, including inventory of box office supplies, preparing mail, and replenishing brochures and postcards.
  • Attend at least one dress rehearsal or preview performance for every production.
  • Attend training sessions, company meetings, and other functions as scheduled.
  • Provide cross-departmental support and perform other duties, as assigned.

 

Qualifications and skills

  • Must have excellent verbal communication and interpersonal skills; fluency in English is required.
  • Ability to handle confidential information with sensitivity.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Experience with Word, Excel, and Outlook; knowledge of Tessitura or other ticketing software a plus.
  • Ability to work on multiple simultaneous projects and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to improvise and problem solve on the go.
  • Attention to detail and a willingness to learn.
  • Ability to work quickly and remain calm under pressure.

 

Abilities and equipment

  • Must have reliable internet to work from home through summer/fall 2021.
  • Able to sit, sustain verbal phone communications, and look at a computer screen for 4–8 hours at a time.

 

Application procedure

Berkeley Rep is an equal opportunity employer. Berkeley Rep offers a diverse, congenial, casual environment conducive to professional growth. Persons from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

 

Position available immediately. Qualified candidates are invited to submit a cover letter and a résumé. Please include your availability Tuesday through Sunday. Berkeley Rep will contact candidates of interest. Please, no calls.

 

Email submissions only. Send only PDF or Word attachments, no web links, to jobs@berkeleyrep.org with “Box Office Agent” in the subject line. Only complete submissions will be considered.

 

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Classification: Seasonal full-time, non-exempt; benefits eligible after 90 days
Department: Scene Shop
Reports to: Technical Director and Associate Technical Director 
Work schedule: Monday–Friday, 40 hours per week; some weekends and overtime during load in periods
Salary: $23.71 per hour
Posting date: October 2021

 

Position summary

The Tony Award-winning Berkeley Repertory Theatre seeks a scenic carpenter to serve as a key member 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

  • Interpreting 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 theater spaces; the Roda Theater – A proscenium counterweight fly house and the Peet’s Theater, 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 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, 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.

 

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 and résumé 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: Regular full-time, non-exempt; benefits eligible after 90 days
Department: Berkeley Rep School of Theatre (Education)
Reports to: Director, Berkeley Rep School of Theatre
Work schedule: 40hrs per week, Monday – Friday with some evenings and weekends
Compensation: $42,000–$46,000; DOE
Posting date: October 2021

 

Position summary

The Tony Award-winning Berkeley Repertory Theatre seeks a dynamic, educator and service driven individual for the position of training and community programs administrator at the Berkeley Rep School of Theatre. Reporting to the director of the School of Theatre, the training and community programs administrator plays an integral role in the oversight of Berkeley Rep’s Teen Council, an arts immersion, leadership development and mentorship program and Berkeley Rep’s nationally recognized professional development fellowship program. A competitive candidate will have experience working with youth from diverse backgrounds, directing or producing theatre for youth, and successfully managing multiple projects. If you thrive in a collaborative, fast paced environment, this opportunity may be for you.

 

Essential duties and responsibilities

Teen Council program administration

  • Strategic oversight and implementation of the Teen Council program. Current program components include teen nights, teen one-acts festival, young writers of color collective, monthly workshops, arts education advocacy initiatives, and attendance at national and state conferences.
  • Cultivate, recruit, train, and mentor Teen Council’s core council leadership group.
  • Manage the Teen Council budget and cash flow. Recommend staffing for workshops and coordinate volunteer, catering, and material needs. In partnership with development staff, lead teen-led fundraising campaign to support annual leadership trip. Oversee all Teen Council marketing and communications including social media, website, and print.
  • Manage evaluation of program components including benchmarks for student leaders.
  • Regular correspondence with students, teachers, and parents.

 

Fellowships

  • Oversight of Berkeley Rep’s fellowship program including curation of monthly group meetings, individual check-ins, recruitment, and the application process.
  • Along with School of Theatre staff, mentor and train the School of Theatre fellow.

 

Additional

  • Develop partnerships/relationships with local youth-focused arts organizations.
  • Lead theatre workshops, either as part of the Teen Council program or in a school or community setting.
  • Represent Berkeley Rep and School of Theatre in the community.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications and skills

  • Fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Experience teaching, leading workshops, or afterschool programs.
  • Strong communication and organization skills, especially in group facilitation and writing.
  • Experience with MS Suite.
  • Familiarity with budgeting.
  • Experience working with customer relationship management software (CRM) such as Tessitura or Patron Manager is a plus.

 

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 and résumé to jobs@berkeleyrep.org with “Training and Community Programs Administrator” 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: Regular full-time, exempt; benefits eligible after 90 days
Department: Costumes
Reports to: Costume Shop Director
Work schedule: Monday–Friday with occasional evenings and weekends.
Compensation: $62,400
Posting date: October 2021

 

Position summary

The Tony Award-winning Berkeley Repertory Theatre (LORT B) seeks a resident costume design associate. Under the direction of the costume shop director, the resident costume design associate serves as a key member of Berkeley Rep’s costume department. The associate will facilitate the design process for each production and assist the costume shop director with the oversight of the costumes, hair, and wigs department. The position works in close collaboration with visiting costume and wigs designers, directors for each production, and other production departments.

 

Essential duties and responsibilities

  • Under the direction of the costume shop director, serve as Berkeley Rep’s point of contact for visiting costume and wig designers. Facilitate the design to realization process and ensure that designs are planned and executed in accordance with the artistic goals of each project while adhering to timelines and budgets.
  • Create and maintain costume related paperwork such as plots based on scripts, breakdowns used for wardrobe, stage management, and inventory.
  • Create and maintain the costume department production bibles including designers, research, measurements, sourcing, financial tracking, and other relevant information.
  • Assist in cast fittings to ensure costumes are properly fitted and styled to the specifications of the costume designer. Notate and photograph design and fitting notes for the designer.
  • Source and purchase fabrics, materials, costumes pieces, and items. Process and return unused materials, scheduling timely shipping for online returns.
  • Create and track all costume rental paperwork for each production.
  • Provide in tech design support to visiting designers including maintaining clear communication between the design team, costume shop, stage management, and wardrobe crews.
  • Assist costume shop director with budget projections, expenditure tracking, and show budgeting.
  • Assist the costume shop director in the day-to-day running of the department and shop.
  • Collaborate closely with other Berkeley Rep production departments.
  • Inclusively interact with a diverse group of constituents including visiting directors, designers, artists, administrative staff, technical crews, and students.
  • Provide day-to-day work direction to the costume shop fellow as needed.

 

Qualifications and skills

  • Fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Previous work experience assisting a theatrical costume designer or in a costume shop at a medium or large theatre or venue.
  • Experience collaborating in the process of creating new work and new productions.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the costume design process, including knowledge around theatrical fabrics, costume construction, costume history, and period garments.
  • Knowledge of backstage wardrobe needs around quick changes and maintenance of garments.
  • Fluency in computer programs such as Excel to create expense tracking documents and character costume breakdowns.
  • Ability to frequently perform physical activities such as reaching above head, climbing, lifting, and moving up to 20 lbs.
  • Effective oral and written communication.
  • Desire to work irregular, long hours, evenings, and weekends as required.
  • Knowledge in hair, wigs and makeup is a plus.

 

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 “Resident Costume Design Associate” 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: Seasonal full-time, exempt; benefits eligible after 90 days
Department: Stage Operations
Reports to: Stage Supervisor
Work schedule: Tuesday–Sunday. Typically, a 6-day performance schedule per production. Work schedule shifts during off show periods, load in, and tech periods.
Compensation: $62,400
Posting date: October 2021

 

Position summary

The Tony-Award winning Berkeley Repertory Theatre (LORT B) seeks an associate stage supervisor to join our team. Under the direction of the stage supervisor, the associate stage supervisor is responsible for assisting in all stage operation activities that will lead to a successful, safe, and smooth running of the technical rehearsals and shows. Duties may include, but are not limited to, leading as run crew supervisor on assigned productions, executing scene shifts, and working with stage management to coordinate backstage scenery and props crew tracks.

 

Essential duties and responsibilities

  • Under the direction of the stage supervisor, they will help to oversee the smooth running of tech, preview and performances at Berkeley Rep, including:
    • Act as lead run crew supervisor on productions.
    • Develop a thorough understanding from the scene and props shops and how each production’s scenery and props are operated and used safely.
    • With stage management team, determine each stage crew member’s assignments, map out backstage scenery and prop storage, and confirm scene shift choreography.
    • Participate as an active run crew member doing scene shifts, sometimes in costumes if required.
    • Ensure the safe operation of the fly rail and other motion-controlled devices, such as motors and lifts.
    • Train covers in their tracks.
    • Schedule crew and assisting in time sheets submissions for stage crew in coordination with the stage supervisor for performances, rehearsals, maintenance calls, and trainings.
    • Setup backstage areas appropriately for tech and each production, including setting up quick change areas, running lights, props, backstage carpeting, and covering venue seats.
    • Create and maintain a preshow, post show, and maintenance checklist for each production.
    • Maintain and repair scenery and props for each show. Communicate with scene shop and prop shop should the repairs be too extensive.
    • Assist in any facilitation of programming adjacent to performances; including backstage tours, talk backs, education, and fundraising events.
  • In collaboration with the stage supervisor, ensure that all safety processes, policies, and practices are upheld in all areas of the stages.
  • Work closely with the stage supervisor, facilities, and other Addison campus production heads to maintain the theatre spaces, equipment, and supplies for the backstage areas.
  • With the stage supervisor, develop a weekly work schedule for maintenance and/or future production preparatory needs.
  • Work closely and collaboratively with other departments such as the scene shop, prop shop, paint shop, stage management, and facilities to ensure workflow and lay out space around the backstage and booths areas.
  • Create and maintain an inclusive, safe, efficient, and effective working environment.
  • Act as a mentor for over hire run crew and fellows assigned to running tracks, including the stage management fellow.

 

Qualifications and skills

  • Fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
  • Broad understanding and working knowledge of production departments (scenery, props, paints, sound, lighting, costumes, and stage management).
  • Backstage crew experience in a medium to large theatre or live event venue.
  • Knowledge of theatrical rigging. Prior experience with running a rail in a fly house.
  • Knowledge of tools, hardware, and theatrical fabrication techniques.
  • Effective oral and written communication.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and prioritize effectively.
  • Knowledge of creative connors automation system and spike mark program is preferred.
  • Driver’s license is preferred.

 

Application procedure

Berkeley Rep is an equal opportunity employer and offers a diverse, congenial, casual environment conducive to professional growth. Position available immediately. 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 “Associate Stage Supervisor” 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 2021/22 season, Berkeley Repertory Theatre offers a 7-month fellowship program (January–July, 2022) 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 (at least one must be about a play).

 

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/Digital Communications

This fellowship focuses on Berkeley Rep’s marketing and communications department in identifying, cultivating, and retaining an annual audience of 200,000 subscribers and single ticket patrons, as well as supporting our development department, School of Theatre, and The Ground Floor: Berkeley Rep’s Center for the Creation and Development of New Work. Skills will be developed in strategic and tactical marketing disciplines including but not limited to brand management, campaign planning, creative development, advertising (digital/print/outdoor), promotions, audience development, media relations, direct mail, email marketing, social media content creation, data analysis, and budget management. Opportunities exist for a motivated fellow to work as part of a team and to pursue projects based on their specific/individual interests. Social media and data analytics experience desirable. Previous marketing fellows have found employment with New York’s Signature Theatre Company, Playwrights Horizons, Court Theatre of Chicago, Memphis Council on the Arts, Berkeley Rep, and other exemplary arts organizations. Ideal candidate will have an enthusiasm for marketing, superior communication and organization skills, attention to detail, and ability to manage multiple projects.

 

Video/Multimedia Production

This fellowship is part of Berkeley Rep’s marketing and communications department. The video production fellow will gain invaluable skills in producing content from pre-production, post-production, and delivery. The content will be centered around promoting the Theatre’s shows and special events. Many shoots are conducted in a documentary style with interviews and dynamic b-roll. The fellow will be mentored by the video/multimedia producer who will guide them on the process of creating a treatment, shot list, filming, and editing. They will gain additional technical skills in camera operation, lighting setups, and in editing software such as Adobe Premiere. This fellowship will prepare the fellow for a career in professional video production. Candidates must have some prior video production experience and submit samples of previous work.

We are currently accepting applications for Video/Multimedia Production and Marketing/Digital Communications fellowships.

All other fellowships for the 2021/22 season have been filled.

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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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