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

Classification: Full-time, exempt; benefits eligible after 90 days
Department: Marketing
Reports to: Director of Marketing and Communications
Work schedule: Monday–Friday with some evenings and weekends
Compensation: $85,000 – $95,000; DOE
Posting date: May 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.

 

Berkely 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 audience attendance and ticket sales.

 

The senior graphic designer will have the opportunity to spearhead the graphic design arm by growing and evolving our new branding system created by renowned designer, Pentagram’s Paula Scher. The design system encompasses three of our main tentpole, public facing offerings including institutional and production show art from our Berkeley Rep stages, classes, and educational offerings within our School of Theatre, and artist development programs through The Ground Floor. The position manages a shared multimedia content fellow with our senior videographer and producer that has varying skills in graphic design, photography, and videography. Hybrid work is currently available, but the position requires regular onsite visits to manage institutional signage at our two theatres and a new educational and artist housing center all located in downtown Berkeley.


Essential duties and responsibilities

  • Serves under the supervision of the director of marketing and communications while often interfacing with the managing director, artistic director, artists, and other senior staff.
  • Manages the day-to-day graphic needs of the whole of the institution that includes advertising assets (mainly digital, some print), direct mail postcards, season brochures, website graphics, social media graphics, indoor and outdoor theatre signage, invitations, email graphics, web banners, apparel and merchandise, fundraising materials, video assets, and more.
  • Ensures files are properly labeled, organized, and accessible via SharePoint.
  • Maintains and runs our graphic request system (all Microsoft tools) to organize and manage all incoming design tasks from various departments.
  • Manages multiple competing projects with often short timelines.
  • Tracks and traffics graphics with third-party vendors including printers and advertisers.
  • Ensures institutional adherence to the brand guidelines, as outlined by Paula Scher/Pentagram, across departments.
  • Designs with the audience at the forefront, including catering visuals to targeted segments.
  • Actively participates in workshops and trainings as requested, including harassment prevention, bystander intervention, anti-bias, and other equity, diversity, inclusion, and access initiatives.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications and skills

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience as a graphic designer.
  • Fully vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19.
  • This is a high output, truly fast paced environment that requires a skilled hand at managing multiple points of feedback in short timelines.
  • Expert user in Adobe Creative Cloud Suite on a Mac OS (with particular focus on InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Lightroom, Acrobat).
  • Ability to generate html5 or animated digital display ads.
  • Interest in and commitment to equity, diversity, access, and inclusion work and the representation of diverse and representative imagery being top of mind in all marketing collateral.
  • Comfortable working within a defined, photo-forward brand system.
  • Takes care in the delivery of drafts and final product by ensuring what was requested is what is being delivered.
  • Demonstrated interest in the performing arts.
  • A solid portfolio of work that demonstrates your creative eye, ability to work within established brand guidelines, and experience designing for the entire consumer journey.
  • Self-sufficient, independent, and creative thinker to help evolve the brand system from season to season.
  • Experience in After Effects and motion graphics 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, résumé, and portfolio to jobs@berkeleyrep.org with “Senior Graphic Designer” 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, 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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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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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, 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: Part-time, nonexempt, seasonal over hire
Department: Electrics 
Reports to: Lighting 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. Current opening: July 12th through October 7th, 2022.
Compensation: $24 per hour
Posting date: June 2022

 

Position summary

The Tony Award-winning Berkeley Repertory Theatre (LORT B) seeks seasonal, as needed, followspot operator to join our team. Under the direction of the Lighting Supervisor, the followspot operator is responsible for running followspot 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 lighting supervisor and production electrician per show: 

  • Run followspot/deck cue tracks as directed for technical rehearsals, understudy rehearsals, performances, and special events.
  • Attend a run through, as scheduled by the production, to gain a full understanding of production flow.
  • Assist in pre-show setup in backstage areas.
  • Assist in inspecting and maintaining lighting equipment, as directed.
  • Assist in post-show shut down in backstage areas.
  • Maintain a flexible schedule for work calls, special events, rehearsal/training, maintenance, and evening show performances.
  • Preserve the ongoing, long-term “opening night” quality, the lighting designer’s vision, and the artistic integrity of the production.
  • Help the lighting department ensure documentation is current and formally recorded to preserve the original intention of the designers.
  • Maintain a safe working environment at all times, by adhering to all established safety policies and procedures
  • Participate in all required safety classes and emergency rescue procedure trainings.
  • Participate in workshops and trainings as required such as: 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 stage ops 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, blocking plans, and actors.
  • Ability to establish 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. 
  • A demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.
  • Followspot crew experience 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 “Lighting Followspot Operator” 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: Full-time, exempt; benefits eligible after 90 days
Department: Development
Reports to: Director of Individual Giving
Work schedule: Monday–Friday with some evenings and weekends
Compensation: $65,000 – $70,000; DOE
Posting date: June 2022

 

Position summary

Berkeley Repertory Theatre is looking for a motivated, organized, and enthusiastic Individual Giving Manager to join the staff at one of the nation’s leading nonprofit regional theatres.

 

Under the supervision of the Director of Individual Giving, the Individual Giving Manager will manage all of the Theatre’s Individual Annual Fund fundraising campaigns (gifts under $2,500), including all aspects of donor solicitation, recognition, and communication.

 


Essential duties and responsibilities

Annual Fund campaign management and strategy:

  • Manage the Theatre’s individual Annual Fund giving campaigns (gifts under $2,500), including integrated direct mail, email, and donation with subscription/tickets appeals.
  • Work with Director of Development and Director of Individual Giving to develop Annual Fund fundraising strategy and season planning.
  • Write compelling copy for Annual Fund brochures, solicitation letters, email appeals, acknowledgement letters, and digital content (email, web, social media).
  • Coordinate the production of Annual Fund printed and digital assets for mail and online appeals and communications, working with Graphics team and outside vendors.
  • Identify target lead groups for appeals and produce data pulls for mail and email campaigns.
  • Ensure individual donor benefits fulfillment, including accurate recognition.
  • Provide stewardship and cultivation of Annual Fund donors, particularly $500-2,499 donors, including over the phone, at performances, and at donor events.
  • Maintain the Annual Fund web pages and the online contribution site (TNEW), working closely with CRM and web staff.

Data tracking and reporting:

  • Create and maintain donor and gift tracking and reporting systems in the Theatre’s CRM, Tessitura.
  • Oversee accurate gift entry by Development Coordinator and Development Fellow.
  • Provide ongoing reporting and analysis of individual fundraising campaigns.
  • Provide monthly financial reporting and reconciliation with Finance department.
  • Serve on Berkeley Rep’s Tessitura User Group and act as a Tessitura resource for the Development Department. 

Other:

  • Research major donor prospects, using iWave and other research tools.
  • Assist with department projects and events as needed; some evenings and weekends are required.

 

Qualifications and skills

  • Two years non-profit fundraising experience.
  • Experience using customer management databases; Tessitura experience a major plus.
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills.
  • 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.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office.

 

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 “Individual Giving Manager” 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: 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.

 

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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 PDT on Thursday, September 1st, 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: 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 11, 2022

End Date: November 18, 2022
Compensation: $19 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 ambassadors to help facilitate a generative environment for Ground Floor artists during their time at the Theatre. The ambassadorship offers highly motivated, responsible individuals the opportunity to delve into the world of new play development at a major regional theatre. Ambassadors have gone on to opportunities at theatres across the country, including positions here at Berkeley Rep.

 

Ambassadors will also serve as liaisons between visiting artists, Berkeley Rep’s year-round staff, and the Berkeley community. They will foster a welcoming environment that is conducive to artists developing new work, including assisting with artist arrival and prepping project workspaces. Additionally, this rotation involves assisting with the preparation of the communal, catered dinner in which all Lab participants: ambassadors, artists, and staff partake each evening. The Lab is a hectic, fast-paced, changeable environment—responding to the artists’ processes keeps us all on our toes—and the program is designed around our belief that responsiveness, creativity, and flexibility are paramount to creating good art. 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

  • Engage in artistic and hospitality rotations as guided by Ground Floor staff.
  • Assist in setup of all office spaces, rehearsal halls, and other workspaces.
  • Assist in fulfilling technical and production-related requests from rehearsals, including props, furniture, costumes, and sound equipment, in a timely manner, as instructed by the Production Coordinator.
  • Participate in setup and breakdown of large meetings, readings, and any special presentations.
  • Facilitate artist transit, including airport pickups and shuttling artists from their housing to the Ground Floor campus, as requested by the Company Manager.
  • Support the preparation and cleanup of catered dinners.
  • Actively participate in workshops and trainings as requested, including harassment prevention, bystander intervention, anti-bias, and other equity, diversity, inclusion, and access initiatives.
  • 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 lift 10-20 pounds.
  • 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 complete the application form and attach your résumé as a PDF. Your résumé should include education, administrative, training, and any other related work. Applications must be received by 6pm PDT on Thursday, September 1st, 2022, to be considered. Positions will be filled on a rolling basis. 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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