Shotgun Players is a company of artists determined to create bold, relevant, affordable theatre that inspires and challenges audiences and artists alike to re-examine our lives, our community, and the ever-changing world around us. We are committed to a welcoming and inclusive work culture and audience experience where everyone who walks through our doors feels a deep sense of belonging. We center our values in all that we do and hold ourselves accountable with rigorous, comprehensive, and regular reviews of policies, procedures, and staff. Getting it “right” is not a box we can check. It’s a daily practice and we are all here for that journey!
- Status: 35 Hours/week, non-exempt employee
- Pay Rate: $48,000 Annual Salary
- Benefits: Health Insurance, PTO
- Reports to: Artistic Director, Managing Director
- Start Date: January 3, 2022
- Deadline to Apply: November 19, 2021
The Production Manager works collaboratively with the Artistic Director, Associate AD, Managing Director, and other staff to ensure that each artist and technician has what they need and is able to complete their piece of the puzzle. The PM is mindful about caring for both the physical and interpersonal space where theater is made. They facilitate clear communication, problem-solving, and strategic thinking, both within their own job and among the teams they supervise.
- With AD and MD, create season calendar, manage updates, and maintain company Google calendar
- Recruit and hire production team members: designers, stage managers, board ops, running crew, final decisions subject to approval of AD.
- Maintain payment schedules in coordination with Accounting Department and MD
- Manage timesheet reporting between SM and Accounting Department
- Generate and process all artist contracts
- Process requests from designers for materials advances and budget changes
- Create production budgets for theater maintenance, mainstage productions, and reading series in collaboration with Managing Director
- Maintain production budgets through direct oversight of designers and technicians
- Run budget scenarios for season planning, union negotiations, and other organizational decisions
- Production-specific roles
- Supervise designers and production staff (TD, ME, overhire, etc) throughout the process
- Create documentation for each production: contact sheet, production calendar, load-in/tech schedule
- Schedule and run production meetings, with periodic check-ins on rehearsal and tech process
- Plan and supervise load-in and tech, maintain communication within the team, solve problems as needed, and run tech notes
- Manage catering (tech week bagels, cast/crew dinners, etc.)
- Assist Marketing Director with:
- photographer/videographer scheduling
- support technical needs for photo/video shoots
- Cleaning, Maintenance, and Re-Stocking Stage Management and First Aid Supplies
- Arrange repairs to theatrical equipment as needed
- Rehearsal space before each rehearsal process starts
- Theater before each load-in
- Maintain Database of Designers, Stage Managers and Technicians
- Maintain Stock Inventories
- Plan annual dark week cleaning and equipment/instrument repair
- Special Events/Rentals
- Approve dates for special events and rentals
- Orient renters to Shotgun spaces, coordinate tech needs, schedule tech and rehearsal time
- Hire in-house technicians, and coordinate with technicians at outside spaces for offsite events
How to Apply
Please complete this form: https://forms.gle/exwJ5v7fKQ7aW6Ao8
This includes uploading a cover letter and your resume, and submitting references with contact info. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact: email@example.com, with “Production Manager” in the subject line.
Electrics Supervisor / Master Electrician
- Status: Hourly, non-exempt seasonal employee
- Pay Rate: $25/hr, 60-80 hours per production, 5 Productions
- Reports to: Production Manager
- Start Date: January 4, 2021 for training with outgoing Electrics Supervisor; Mid-February: First Load-in
- Schedule: See Mainstage Production Schedules Typical load-ins include Hang on Sunday or Monday and Focus on Wednesday, in advance of a Thursday night first tech rehearsal.
- Deadline to Apply: November 19, 2021
Electrics Supervisor Job Description
The Electrics Supervisor (ES) will implement and maintain lighting designs and other electrical needs for Shotgun Players’ mainstage productions. This includes recruiting and directing a crew of overhire electricians, within budgetary constraints. They will work in collaboration with the Production Manager and other Shotgun staff to ensure a safe and inclusive work environment.
While responsibilities begin in earnest in February, incoming ES will ideally be able to attend paid calls in January or earlier, in order to train for the position.
- Participate in training with the outgoing Electrics Supervisor to learn the theater space and inventory.
- Attend meetings with the Designer when necessary and as determined by the Employee and Production Manager. Respond to production meeting notes, rehearsal notes and performance reports in a timely manner. (Within 24 hours.)
- Examine lighting design paperwork and ensuring it is feasible given budgetary constraints, number of work hours, etc.
- Communicate with the Lighting Designer and Production Manager about budgetary and other concerns and work to resolve these issues as early as possible.
- Recruit, schedule and supervise overhire Electricians for load-in and strike. Ensure that Electricians have filled out online hiring paperwork and know how to fill out electronic timesheets. (In collaboration with with the Accounting Associate and PM)
- Overhire Electricians are paid $20/hr, with a total budget of $1600-1900 per production, including load-in, strike, and notes.
- Plan and implement the cabling (circuiting) of lights and electric power distribution.
- Patch assignments of the control console and documenting/tracking all circuiting, addressing, and system configuration in cooperation with the Lighting Designer.
- Organization and purchasing of all consumables.
- Provide Stage Manager with paperwork necessary to perform channel check and complete basic fixes.
- Maintain the design over the course of the run, based on notes from the Stage Manager. This includes but is not limited to repairing broken fixtures, re-focusing lights and replacing lamps and gel, or arranging for another electrician to do so.
- Update the existing lighting inventory of the theater at the beginning and end of each show’s process, (lighting fixtures, cables, effects, power distribution, dimmers, networking and lighting control consoles), performing basic maintenance and informing Production Manager about the need for maintenance and replacement materials.
- Maintain organized storage spaces for lighting inventory of the theater.
- Oversee the strike of these designs with overhire electricians.
How to Apply
Please complete this form: https://forms.gle/2QobkpEusVSf7kA17
This includes uploading a cover letter and your resume, and submitting references with contact info. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, with “Electrics Supervisor” in the subject line.
2021 Designers and Techs
Shotgun Players is seeking designers and technicians for our 2021/22 In-Person Season in Berkeley, CA! Please join us in coming back better than ever! We’re looking for set, props, costumes, sound, video, and lighting designers, stage managers, ASMs, and sound board operators.
Please submit your resume and 2 references online by May 28 to be considered for the full season. Further applications will be considered on a rolling basis. Contact Director of Production Hanah Zahner-Isenberg with questions at email@example.com.
BIPOC artists and artists of other underrepresented identities are encouraged to apply. In line with our commitment to “shift the center,” our goal is to hire over 50% Black, Indigenous, and People of Color in our seasonal hires of artistic, technical, stage management, as well as permanent administrative teams until BIPOC workers’ representation at our organization matches their percentage in the local labor force (Alameda County.)
It’s still in flux, but here’s a basic idea: Our “Bridge Series” will consist of minimally-produced shows from Sept 2021 - January 2022. Our mainstage shows will be produced Jan 2022 - Jan 2023. Check out our season announcement for show titles/descriptions.
Berkeley minimum wage hourly ($16.32/hr starting July 2021). Total contract varies with the size of commitment.
Our hiring process
Candidates will be asked to submit a resume, 2 references, known schedule conflicts, and which productions speak to you. You will be interviewed by members of Shotgun staff (Director of Production, Artistic Director, and/or Associate Artistic Director.) If you are a likely candidate for a particular production, you will then be interviewed by the Director and/or Stage Manager of that project. We prioritize artists who are local to the SF Bay Area.
Shotgun Players is an equal opportunity employer.Employment opportunities at Shotgun Players are based upon one's qualifications and capabilities to perform the essential functions of a particular job. All employment opportunities are provided without regard to race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, military status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, ancestry, medical condition, marital status, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law.