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Join the New Conservatory Theatre Center team! NCTC champions, innovative high quality productions & educational theatre experiences for youth, artists, and the queer & allied communities to effect personal & societal growth, enlightenment and change. Please read more about NCTC and our values here.

 

Please check below for various opportunities at NCTC.

 

House Electrician/Audio/Visual Tech

 

Assistant Technical Director/Lead Carpenter

 

Teaching Artists

 

Theatre Designers, Technicians, and Stage Managers


House Electrician (full time)

 

Position Overview:


The House Electrician/Audio/Visual Technician is the primary engineer for both the adult and youth productions in charge of light hang/cabling/focus, sound system set-up/operation, stage projector hang/focus/formatting, microphones and related equipment. Strong working knowledge of QLAB, ETC Eos family lighting consoles, Automated Lighting Equipment, DMX Protocols, Vectorworks, electrical theory and safety a must. This position assists with overall facility and production needs including load-in, properties, strike, purchasing, repairs, special events, touring, general technical support, and shop maintenance for scene shop, electrical, sound and prop area, and costume shop

 

The House Electrician/Audio/Visual Technician works under the supervision of the Producing Technical Director to ensure all aspects production are technically coordinated, happen within budget, on time and in accordance with the artistic vision.

 

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

 

  • Support directors, stage managers and designers during the creative process.
  • Read all scripts for the season and attend rehearsals as needed.
  • Provide lighting designs as assigned for youth and adult productions.
  • Attend production meetings as needed
  • Assist Company Manager in training stage managers and run crews
  • Assist with special events. (Staged readings, Development events, Community gatherings, etc)
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

Ideal candidate will also have:


  • Ability to read and create lighting plots, typical theatrical lighting paperwork, and other theatrical technical drawings.
  • Detailed knowledge of lighting, current technologies, equipment maintenance, and troubleshooting.

 

The House Electrician/Audio/Visual Tech is required to:


  • Fully support the mission of NCTC.
  • Demonstrate strong leadership, creative abilities.
  • Have the capacity to manage multiple projects with competing deadlines in a fast-paced, deadline-driven, detail-oriented environment that requires responsiveness and attention to detail.
  • Adhere to NCTC policies as listed in the Employee Handbook.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

Preferred Experience:


  • 2-3 years of experience in a similar position. 
  • Experience with wireless body mic systems.
  • Experience with digital sound systems.
  • Experience of overhead rigging.
  • Bench electrics.
  • Knowledge of NEC guidelines.

 

To Apply:

 

NCTC is committed to diversity in all aspects of our hiring practices and we seek and encourage applicants representing dimensions of difference that include — but are not limited to — age, national origin, ethnicity, race, religion, ability, sexual orientation, or gender.

 

Salary: Low to mid 40s DOE plus benefits

 

Email a cover letter and resume to productionjobs@nctcsf.org.

Please no phone calls.


Assistant Technical Director/Lead Carpenter

 

Position Overview:


The Assistant Technical Director/ Lead Carpenter serves as the lead scenic builder for both the adult and youth productions. This position works under the supervision of the Technical Director to insure overall facility and production needs are met, including load-in, strike, purchasing, repairs, special events (both on and off site) touring, general technical support, and shop maintenance for scene shop, electrical, sound and prop area, and costume shop. This position works under the supervision of the Technical Director to ensure all aspects production are technically coordinated, happen within budget, on time and in accordance with the artistic vision.

 

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

 

  • Responsible for all scenic builds, load-ins, and strikes.
  • Responsible for upkeep and maintenance of theatre facility, equipment inventory, shop and storage areas. Responsible for managing the prop room including returning and restocking post production.
  • Support and advise directors and designers during the creative process.
  • Read all scripts for the season and attend rehearsals as needed.
  • Refine scenic elements during techs and previews.
  • Serve as tech staff on duty and is on call during performance times.
  • Assist Technical Director in training Stage Managers and Crews in proper equipment usage.
  • Assist with special events.
  • Maintains the NCTC vehicle fleet. (arranges for regular service, cleaning, fueling, repairs)
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

The Assistant Technical Director/ Lead Carpenter is required to:


  • Consistently work with the very highest standards
  • Demonstrate strong leadership and creative abilities.
  • Be enthusiastic for developing, achieving and then exceeding goals
  • Have the capacity to manage multiple projects with competing deadlines in a fast-paced, deadline-driven, detail-oriented environment that requires responsiveness and attention to detail.
  • Possess maturity, drive, and professionalism.
  • Fully support the mission on NCTC
  • Have experience with technical theatre software.
  • Have a sincere appreciation of Theatre.
  • Attend NCTC youth and adult performances.
  • Adhere to NCTC policies as listed in the Employee Handbook
  • Other duties as assigned: This position is a team member of the NCTC staff. All staff members support NCTC at large. All personnel participate as needed in NCTC functions, on site and off.

 

To Apply:

 

NCTC is committed to diversity in all aspects of our hiring practices and we seek and encourage applicants representing dimensions of difference that include — but are not limited to — age, national origin, ethnicity, race, religion, ability, sexual orientation, or gender.

 

Salary: Low 40s DOE plus benefits

 

Email a cover letter and resume to productionjobs@nctcsf.org.

Please no phone calls.

 


TEACHING ARTISTS, AFTER SCHOOL DRAMA CLASSES

About the position:


NCTC’s after school workshops and in-school residencies are held throughout San Francisco schools. Teaching Artists lead students K-8 through our adaptable creative drama curriculum. Students explore a new theme each session while developing skills through game-play such as pantomime, spontaneity, character development and ensemble-building. Past themes have included Circus, Dream Factory, Fairytales, Heroes & Villains and Time Travel. Each workshop concludes with a short final presentation for family and friends.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

 

  • B.A. or B.F.A. in theatre or performing arts, preferred but not mandatory
  • Experience teaching youth ages 5 to 12
  • Ability to travel by car or transit to school sites within the city of San Francisco
  • Availability after-school (between 2:30-5pm) at least one day per week (Mon-Fri). Each workshop typically meets one hour each week for 8-10 weeks.
  • Reliable, team player, communicative, willing to learn new skills, friendly and outgoing
  • All Teaching Artists will complete a background check and must show proof of COVID vaccination and negative TB test

 

Compensation: $55-60/hour

 

 Applications Instructions:

 

  • Send an email to Conservatory Director Stephanie Temple at stephanie@nctcsf.org stating your teaching philosophy and why you are interested in teaching for NCTC.
  • Attach a resume that reflects your work in arts education and youth development. In addition, you may also send a performance headshot/resume.
  • Well-qualified applicants will be contacted for an interview—please do not call to confirm receipt of your application. We regret that we may not be able to send a response to every applicant.

 


 

theatre Designers, Technicians, and Stage Managers

 

NCTC is regularly hiring designers (including scenic, sound, lighting, props, costumes), technicians, and stage managers for upcoming productions.

 

Applications Instructions:

 

Please complete this designer submission form if you are interested. 

 

You may also submit your cover letter and resume at any time to Stephanie Desnoyers, Production Manager, at productionjobs@nctcsf.org.