Marin Theatre Company is an equal opportunity employer and considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender and its expression, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status.
Open positions listed below.
Director of Production
Marin Theatre Company, Mill Valley, California, seeks an experienced Director of Production to oversee the production department for all MTC regular season productions and expanded programming, including new play programs and educational programs with production components. MTC is a LORT-D company, which operates with a $3.6M annual budget and produces a six-play mainstage season in addition to periodic staged readings, development workshops and a summer conservatory program. The Director of Production is responsible for supervising all aspects of production including hiring and supervision of all production personnel and some artistic personnel (in conjunction with the Artistic Director), working with directors and designers to ensure high quality productions, and creating and maintaining production budgets. 5+ years experience as a Director of Production, Production Manager or member of a production management team required.
The Director of Production at Marin Theatre Company is responsible for supervising all aspects of production.
SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES (including, but not limited to):
1. FINANCES: Develop and supervise production budgets and some artistic budgets. The Director of Production will keep the Managing Director apprised of the status of the production budget on a regular basis. Process, track and reconcile all production department accounts payable and overhire/seasonal employee payroll.
2. SCHEDULE: In collaboration with Artistic and Managing Directors, develop season schedule for all mainstage and expanded programming, including the new play program and occasional educational programs. Develop and administer production calendars and design deadlines for each production. Determine load-in and tech schedules for the stage. Schedule all design and production meetings.
3. DESIGN PROCESS AND ANALYSIS: Guide all director/design teams through the design process to guarantee the timely completion of all designs. With the input of appropriate technical staff, analyze all designs submitted to determine feasibility of execution within the allotted time, money and personnel available.
4. MANAGING PRODUCTION PERSONNEL: Hire, contract and supervise, in consultation with the Artistic and/or Managing Director when appropriate, all production staff and contractors including, but not limited to: designers, full-time technical staff, company manager, electricians, carpenters, stage managers, production assistants, wardrobe personnel, running crew, artistic consultants and any additional personnel required for specific production needs.
5. PRODUCTION LIAISON: Facilitate clear communications throughout the production process, and act as a liaison between directors, designers, stage managers and MTC production and administrative staff. Included but not limited to: coordinate and conduct all design and production meetings; attend first read through, designer run, technical rehearsals and previews as necessary; and maintain department contact information and show rosters. Serve as liaison to labor unions for actors, stage managers and designers. Ensure company compliance with all union rules.
6. DEPARTMENT SUPPORT: As necessary, support productions with hands-on projects including (but not limited to) special effects, video and projections, purchasing, sourcing and researching materials and techniques. Maintain a safe work environment at all times. Address safety hazards with appropriate personnel promptly.
7. ARTISTIC PLANNING: Attend weekly artistic planning meetings, workshops and readings; read and analyze scripts. Develop working relationships with area designers, production managers, technicians, and actively scout new talent in an effort to bring projects, scripts, playwrights, designers, directors, or other artists to the artistic team’s attention.
8. HUMAN RESOURCES: Responsible for HR documentation for all production personnel, including but not limited to: prepare contracts, collect tax forms, process and sign timesheets and handle the initial paperwork for Workers' Compensation for all production department-related claims.
9. INVENTORY AND PURCHASING: Oversee inventory and maintenance of all shop, lighting, costume, sound, and projection equipment.
10. SAFETY OFFICER: Serve as the MTC Safety Officer responsible for overseeing the maintenance of a safe work place in compliance with OSHA, ADA and Building Fire Codes. Safety officer is responsible for developing a safety manual and addressing any safety hazards or safety infractions and following up on any hazard reports. The safety officer is also responsible for ensuring that all employees are familiar with the safety manual and Emergency Procedures policy.
12. RENTAL LIAISON: Oversee facility, scene shop, and equipment rentals. Including but not limited to updating fee schedule and policies, fielding all requests, meeting with prospects, negotiating contracts and acting as or hiring and supervising the technical liaison when the MTC facility is rented to outside organizations. Responsible for meeting a small annual rental income goal.
Candidate will have a minimum of 5 years of experience as a Director of Production, Production Manager or as a member of a production management team. This includes: broad understanding in all aspects of technical theatre. Negotiating and acting as mediator in artistic and technical discussions. Experience creating, monitoring and adhering to budgets. Experience overseeing production calendars and schedules. Ability to read a script and assess requirements with respect to staffing, budgeting and design. Able to lift 40lb, climb ladders, and perform manual labor on an occasional, as-needed basis, or to work with MTC to develop reasonable accommodations. In addition the candidate will possess excellent computer skills and detailed knowledge of spreadsheets; knowledge of common industry-specific software such as CAD programs, Lightwright, QLab or Isadora; experience reading ground plans, light plots and other theatrical specifications a plus. Excellent communication skills, the ability to manage shifting and competing priorities, exercise good judgment and discretion, and maintain a positive attitude in stressful environments are all essential attributes. Night and weekend hours are required.
Please send cover letter, resume and references to firstname.lastname@example.org; include “DP search” in the subject line. Marin Theatre Company is an equal opportunity employer and considers applicants for all positions without regards to race, color, religion, creed, gender and its expression, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status. Women and candidates of color are encouraged to apply.
Box Office Manager
Class: Non-Exempt, Full Time
Reports to Director of Ticketing & Audience Services
The Box Office Manager is responsible for managing the day to day operations of the Marin Theatre Company box office. This includes: operating will call for MTC performances; answering all phone calls from patrons that come in during box office hours; returning voicemails left both during and after regular box office hours; regularly and promptly responding to the box office e-mail; regular monitoring of other front of house emails; responding to ticket donation requests; handling patron ticket mailing requests; immediately processing all subscription renewals and new subscription purchases; maintaining the orderliness of the MTC lobby; representing the Front of House in lobby design conversations; coordinating volunteer ushers for all MTC performances; assisting the Director of Marketing & Communication in subscriber and other patron mailings as necessary; and other duties as assigned by the Director of Ticketing. In addition to specific responsibilities outlined below, it is the Box Office Manager's role to be a positive, professional liaison between MTC and its patrons at all times. The Box Office Manager is one of the public faces of MTC and as such, must provide exemplary customer service while maintaining the integrity of the ticketing and revenue systems. In addition, due to the level of security clearance, this position is expected to maintain complete confidentiality regarding patron information and credit card transactions.
MUST be able to work nights and weekends.
- 2+ years customer service experience
- High school diploma
- Proficiency with Gmail, Microsoft Office
- Familiarity with non-profit theatre
- Passion for theatre and new plays
Preferred Experience but Not Required
- 3+ years customer service experience
- 1+ year working in the box office of a theatre
- Experience managing a small staff
- Flexible schedule
- Completed undergraduate degree
- Familiarity with Spektrix ticketing software
- Familiarity with MTC programming
Start Date: Training part time June 20, 2018 - July 1, 2018; full time work begins July 2, 2018.
Salary: $17/hr + health benefits.
To apply, submit a brief personal statement, resume, and references to Trevor Floyd, Director of Ticketing, at email@example.com. No phone calls please. Marin Theatre Company is an equal opportunity employer and considers applicants for all positions without regards to race, color, religion, creed, gender and its expression, national origin, age, disability, marital and veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status. Candidates who identify as female or non-binary and candidates of color are strongly encouraged to apply.
Production Technical Overhire (ongoing)
MTC’s Production Department is accepting resumes for the following positions:
- Stage carpenters
- Scenic painters
- Lighting technicians
- Sound technicians
- Costume builders
- Craft and prop artisans
- Run crew
- Wardrobe crew
These positions are hired on an hourly or per-show basis. Submit cover letter, resume and references to MTC’s production department at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Teaching Artists (ongoing)
Marin Theatre Company is seeking energetic Teaching Artists for various in-school residencies and enrichment classes. With a dedication to professional quality and a specialization in arts integrative work, our programs serve thousands of students all over the Bay Area.
Duties may include, but are not limited to:
- Pre-Residency meetings with teachers and the Director of Education
- Curriculum design
- Classroom and behavior management
- Execution of approved lesson plans
- Check in/out of students of enrichment programs
- Work in a collaborative and team driven environment
- Must have reliable transportation
- Must be able to represent MTC with the highest level of professionalism
- Must be on time and reliable
- At least 2 years experience working with youth
- Willingness and ability to commit to entire length of the project discussed
- Open day time availability
Dates: depends on residency/class
Location: most of our partnerships are located in Marin County
Compensation: $25-$35 an hour depending on curriculum development, experience, and length of program
To Apply: Please send cover letter and resume to Ashleigh Worley, Director of Education at email@example.com
Marin Theatre Company is an equal opportunity employer, and encourages qualified applicants of all genders, races, ethnicities, physical abilities, and sexual orientations to apply.