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Santa Cruz Shakespeare
SANTA CRUZ, CA

Expires: 06/01/18

Job Dates

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Pay

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Santa Cruz Shakespeare is currently seeking applicants for the positions listed below. We are a small non-profit seasonal repertory theater company. If you are interested please send your resume, cover letter, and references to jobs@santacruzshakespeare.org
(We do not provide housing.)

Electricians
Dates: June 12th-July 10th-ish
Hours 30/40 per week, 12/hr (Daytime hours as well as evening focuses)
Responsibilities:
Hang, circuit, and focus conventional lights in an outdoor theater. Climbing experience is a plus as many of our lighting positions are up 25 telephone poles.
Qualifications:
-1+ years of experience as a theatrical electrician.
-Experience and working knowledge of LED color changing and conventional instruments.
-Knowledge of dimming systems, power distribution, rigging safety, and electrics principals.
-Ability to read and implement a lighting plot.
-Punctuality, professionalism, and a team player.
-Problem solving and excellent communication/interpersonal skills.
-Physically able to manage lifting/moving up to 50lbs or more.
-Comfortable working at heights.

Carpenters
Dates: June 12th-July 13th
Hours/Rate: 30-40hrs per week, DOE
Responsibilities:
The carpentry crews helps prepare our outdoor theater space for the summer, i.e., put in show deck, build small scenic elements, load in the show (we shop out the construction).
Qualifications:
-1+ minimum years of experience in exhibit/event/marketing fabrication or scenic set building.
-Understanding of carpentry, woodworking, read and implement scenic drawings.
-Working knowledge of set design and construction.
-Ability to work as a team player, be a problem solver, multi task, and maintain a positive attitude.
-Demonstrated ability to follow directions and stay productive.
-Physically able to manage lifting/moving up to 50 lbs or more.
-Good understanding of tools and materials used in a scenic carpentry shop.

Costume Design Asst.
Dates: June 12th-July 13th
Hours/Rate: 30/40hrs, Flat rate
Responsibilities:
-Reads script and helps create costume breakdown.
-Compiles research for Costume Designer as necessary and design notes from fittings.
-Acts as liaison with costume shop when Costume Designer is unavailable, including attending prod. Mtgs and rehearsals.
-Provides costume information to other production areas as needed.
-Helps to create dressing lists required by Wardrobe Supervisor.
-Pulls rehearsal costumes as necessary.
-Facilitates swatching and shopping for Costume Designer.
-Finds rental costumes as necessary and manages their return.
-Performs other duties as assigned by Costume Shop Manager.
Qualifications:
-Demonstrated Costume Design experience at the educational or professional level.
-Knowledge of and experience in basic theatrical costuming techniques.
-Ability to work with a variety of artists in high pressure situations.
-Valid driver's license.
-Basic computer skills.
-Excellent organizational skills.
-Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

Asst. Stage Manager Covers/Subs
Dates: See below.
Rate: 12/hr

Responsibilities:
SM Covers will shadow the ASM for two performances and then run the third while being observed. The position is another member of the deck crew as well as changeover.

Qualifications:
-Experience as an Assistant Stage Manager or deck crew member.
-Positive and professional attitude.
-Ability to work with a variety of artists in high pressure situations.
-Organizational skills.
-Physically able to manage lifting/moving up to 50 lbs or more.

Position A- Shadow Aug. 3rd, 11th
Run Aug. 12th, 18th, 19th, 23rd, 26th, Sept. 1, 2nd (7 perf.)

Position B- Shadow Aug. 15th, 17th
Run Aug. 18th, 25th, 26th, 30th, Sept. 2nd (5 perf.)


Box Office Manager
TIMELINE: The SCS Box Office is open between May 1 and September 7. Box office staff work pre-season on a rotating schedule, Tuesday - Friday, 12-5pm for phone sales and online support. The season begins on July 7, and staff work on a rotating schedule, Tues-Friday 12-5 for walk-up and phone sales, and 90 minutes prior to performance times and through intermission. The weekly performance schedule is Wed-Sunday evenings, and Sat and Sun matinees.

POSITION SUMMARY:
The Box office manager will be responsible for overseeing ticketing and event set-up for all productions in the Santa Cruz Shakespeare 2018 summer season. The Box Office manager will provide leadership to box office staff and be responsible for box office management for all summer productions. The position is seasonal and begins pre-season work in late April 2018. Competitive hourly plus overtime, when applicable.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES / RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:
-Supervise box office operations.
-Maintain and manage cloud ticketing software, including pre-season setup.
-Create and maintain daily ticket reports.
-Create daily reconciliations of box office sales.
-Prepare all needed documentation, reports and reconciliations for settlements.
-Hiring, training, scheduling and supervision of ticket office staff, and making sure that all staff is fully trained in handling customer issues and explaining policy regarding ticket sales
Demonstrate excellent customer service skills, by responding promptly to customer inquiries and requests, and train all Box Office personnel in customer service standards
-Work closely with managing director on executing proper cash handling and cash control procedures.
-Fill all internal box office orders.
-Handle daily ticket selling and group sale orders.
-Responsible for effective intake of event information.
-Handle customer service issues and provide rapid response for critical issues

QUALIFICATIONS
-Prior Box Office experience, and experience with cloud ticketing software preferred.
-Have flexibility for work weekly hours depending on show performances. Hours will include evenings and weekends through at least 9:30pm.
-Must be able to work well independently and to manage, train, and motivate others
-Excellent verbal and written communication and documentation skills required
-Candidate must be able to successfully handle multiple priorities in sometimes high stress situations
-Proficiency with Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, and other cloud software applications as required
-Position requires being able to perform in a fast-paced, dynamic work environment
-Candidate should have cash handling experience and experience in scheduling staff members
-Candidate must also have the ability to work with the public and possess conflict resolution skills

Front of House Staff
DESCRIPTION: Under the direction of the Operations Manager, the front of house staff will supervise all front-of-house operations in The Grove at DeLaveaga. Overall duties will include overseeing ushers, lobby set up and take-down, and program distribution for events and performances. The position starts in mid-June during the day, and then starting July 10, evenings and weekends following the performance calendar. The starting pay for this position will be $12.50/hour plus overtime, when applicable. Hours to be determined, based on the summer performance schedule.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES / RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:
-Must maintain a professional demeanor and image to assure the highest level of customer service.
-Must be able to be diplomatic and take into consideration diverse populations who visit The Grove as well as limitations of those that volunteer.
-Must be able to manage several responsibilities at once.
-Will be required to work non-traditional hours including nights and weekends as assigned
-Oversee ushers, patron safety and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance.
-Coordinate activities (timing, intermissions) with Stage Manager.
-Oversee ticket collection and accounting.
-Respond effectively during emergencies following approved protocol including evacuations and knowing whom to call, which paperwork to be filled out and processed.
-Compiling information about performance for nightly House Manager's report.
-Working with Operations Manager in recruiting new volunteers and participating in orientations.
Additional Duties and Responsibilities:
-Reliable accounting.
-May have to lift heavy program boxes and tables.
-May have to "refresh" bathroom as custodial is not always present for performances.
QUALIFICATIONS:
-Prior customer service experience
-Have flexibility for work weekly hours depending on show performances. Performance hours will include evenings and weekends through at least 11:30pm.
-Must be able to work well independently and being able to perform in a fast-paced, dynamic work environment
-Excellent verbal and written communication and documentation skills required
-Candidate must be able to successfully handle multiple priorities in sometimes high stress situations and ability to work with the public and possess conflict resolution skills
-Proficiency with Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, and other cloud software applications as required

Parking Attendant
DESCRIPTION: Under the direction of the Operations Manager, the parking attendant will take parking fees and direct traffic to designating spots throughout the theatre site. The position starts in mid-June during the day, and then starting July 10, evenings and weekends following the performance calendar. The starting pay for this position will be $11/hour plus overtime, when applicable. Hours to be determined, based on the summer performance schedule.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES / RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:
-Must maintain a professional demeanor and image to assure the highest level of customer service.
-Must be able to be diplomatic and take into consideration diverse populations who visit The Grove as well as limitations of those that volunteer.
-Must be able to manage several responsibilities at once.
-Will be required to work non-traditional hours including nights and weekends as assigned
-Oversee patron safety and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance.
-Coordinate activities with front of house staff and the operations manager
-Receive cash and or pre-paid tickets from patrons
-Direct car traffic to designated locations on site
-Working with Operations Manager in training volunteer parking attendants

QUALIFICATIONS
-Prior customer service experience
-Have flexibility for work weekly hours depending on show performances. Performance hours will include evenings and weekends through at least 9pm.
-Must be able to work well independently and being able to perform in a fast-paced, dynamic work environment
-Candidate must be able to successfully handle multiple priorities in sometimes high stress situations and ability to work with the public and possess conflict resolution skills


Box Office Staff
TIMELINE: The SCS Box Office is open between May 1 and September 7. Box office staff work pre-season on a rotating schedule, Tuesday Friday, 12-5pm for phone sales and online support. The season begins on July 10, and staff work on a rotating schedule, Tues-Friday 12-5 for walk-up and phone sales, and 90 minutes prior to performance times and through intermission. The weekly performance schedule is Wed-Sunday evenings, and Sat and Sun matinees. $11 hourly plus overtime, when applicable.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES / RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:
-Demonstrate excellent customer service skills, by responding promptly to customer inquiries and requests
-Sells and processes ticket orders via mail, telephone, Internet, and over-the-counter.
-Distributes literature to patrons and answers questions in response to inquiries about shows and events.
-Assists with closing of the ticket office, including preparation of cash banks and updating seating charts and event information.
-Work closely with box office manager on executing proper cash handling and cash control procedures.
-Work with other box office staff to fill internal box office orders.
-Handle customer service issues and provide rapid response for critical issues
-Operates cash register and credit card equipment.

QUALIFICATIONS
-Prior customer service experience
-Have flexibility for work weekly hours depending on show performances. Performance hours will include evenings and weekends through at least 9:30pm.
-Must be able to work well independently and being able to perform in a fast-paced, dynamic work environment
-Excellent verbal and written communication and documentation skills required
-Candidate must be able to successfully handle multiple priorities in sometimes high stress situations and ability to work with the public and possess conflict resolution skills
-Proficiency with Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, and other cloud software applications as required



Contact

Hal Day

Production Manager

jobs(at)santacruzshakespeare(dot)org

https://www.santacruzshakespeare.org/

Business Address

500 Chestnut St. 250 Ste

SANTA CRUZ, CA 95060

Posted: 04/17/2018 15:38:00 EST

Last Updated: 04/17/2018 19:00 EST

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