Employment

We seek staff members who have a passion for the arts and who enjoy working in a creative and demanding environment. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Portland Center Stage is committed to supporting a diverse workforce and does not discriminate in employment based on race, color, religion, sex or national origin. Qualified applicants are considered for all positions without regard to age, marital status, sexual orientation, or the presence of a non-job-related medical condition or handicap.


ARMORY CONCIERGE

Supervisor: Operations Manager/House Managers during performances

This part-time, hourly position is responsible for greeting, assisting, and treating all our visitors with the utmost respect and courtesy. The position provides our guests, artists, and vendors with information and guidance with the highest level of responsiveness, and monitors lobby traffic at all times to ensure security of the facility.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Acknowledge and welcome all visitors to the theater and direct them to the right information or resource.
  • Answer questions about Portland Center Stage, the building and its history, performances, programs and events, as well as be knowledgeable about parking, local businesses and venues, and special events.
  • Accept packages, keep mail logs, answer phones as needed, notify appropriate staff when appointments or deliveries arrive.
  • Assure prompt and positive action on any guest’s questions, requests, concerns, suggestions and complaints.
  • Project an approachable and professional image in personal appearance, manner and demeanor.
  • Be always polite, flexible and accommodating.
  • Work with the Facilities team to ensure that appropriate access and security is maintained. Monitors cameras and door/alarm systems as needed. 
  • Maintain knowledge of emergency and evacuation procedures.
  • Assist with front-of-house activities when needed, and check in with the house manager half hour before curtain to see if they need any assistance.
  • Maintain a consistent presence at the lobby concierge desk with the exception of moving from the front desk to open doors or when helping a patron.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required

  • Must be customer service oriented. This position is on the front lines of PCS’s relationship with its patrons. Must be able to effectively and calmly deal with a multitude of patron issues while maintaining PCS policies.
  • Must be a master of conversation: able to converse with anybody in every situation in a non-threatening manner and with respect, and listen carefully to what others are saying and intend to say.
  • Must be knowledgeable about the building, the company and the programs, promotions and productions we offer, as well as be familiar with local businesses, parking, venues and special events.
  • Must love helping people and enjoy working with the public.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Intellectual curiosity.
  • Adaptability, flexibility and caring empathy.
  • Committed to working as a member of a team.
  • Proficient with computers, mobile technology and social networking media such as Facebook and Twitter.
  • Strong work ethic.
  • Self awareness and integrity (doing what’s right even when no one is looking).

Physical Requirements & Working Conditions

  • 20 -25 hours per week, variable schedule including daytime, evenings, and weekends.
  • Able to climb stairs.
  • Able to stand the duration of the work shift.
  • Physically able to lift and carry up to 30 lbs.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must be comfortable working in an environment in which directions and priorities can change rapidly.
  • Physically able to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment.


Education & Experience

  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • 2 years of customer service experience.
  • Theater background preferred.


Salary & Benefits

  • Hourly rate of $10.25.
  • Complimentary tickets to main stage and studio productions.

To apply
Send a cover letter and resume to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) with the subject line “Concierge/PCS Website.” Deadline to apply is June 18.

No phone calls, please.


TECHNICAL DIRECTOR

Position Summary The Technical Director’s mission is to meet the needs and aspirations of directors and designers with the resources PCS has available, and to successfully manage 8 members of scenic staff. The Technical Director is responsible for negotiating the scope of scenery for all PCS productions and providing all the working drawings and other necessary information to enable the team to accurately and successfully construct all PCS productions at our 20,000 square foot scene shop. The Technical Director is tasked with staying on budget, on time, as well as acting as liaison for the scene shop to all other PCS departments and members of the production staff.  The ideal candidate will be a self-motivated individual who can work both independently and as part of a team. The candidate must be goal and process oriented, and thrive in a multi-project environment.  The position is year-round, full-time, exempt.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Creates material and labor estimates based on designer drawings, and negotiates scope of production.
  • Responsible to ensure that all scenery is: drafted, constructed, transported, installed and struck correctly, safely, on time, and within budget, while maintaining standards of quality of construction in the shop and on stage.
  • Attends PCS Safety Committee meetings. Enforces standard workplace health and safety practices, maintains a clean, organized and safe work environment, making sure appropriate safety equipment is available for use.
  • Engineers technical, mechanical, and structural solutions.
  • With the Production Manager, sets and supervises design deadlines, seasonal calendars, and seasonal budgets.
  • Tracks, records and regularly reports all expenses associated with the production of scenery, the general scene shop budget, and other accounts charged by scenery.
  • Attends technical rehearsals as needed – prioritizing notes, calls and ensuring that all finish work happens in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Attends all design meetings, staff, production, and department head meetings; and other meetings and rehearsals as needed, acting as shop liaison with designers, directors, stage managers, and other production departments.
  • Disperses necessary scenic design and technical design information at all stages to other department heads and to the Production Stage Manager, in a timely fashion, and upon request.
  • Hires and supervises the ATD, the Scenic Charge Artist, Master Carpenter, 3 carpenters, 1 painter, and all scene shop overhire.
  • Maintains shop infrastructure, inventory, and equipment. Arranges for repairs and recommends upgrades, including tools, facilities and vehicles.
  • Maintains and provides theatre and show plans, design archives and research materials.
  • Maintains a record of all vendors.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Production Manager.

Qualifications

  • Technical theatre degree or significant high level professional experience (minimum three years) with an emphasis on scenery construction techniques, theatrical rigging, automation, and drafting.
  • Proven ability in personnel management and budgeting.
  • Valid driver’s license and a clean DMV report required.

Skills & Knowledge

  • Proficient in the use of all stationary and hand power tools, woodworking tools, and pneumatic tools. Knowledge of metal working tools and welding techniques.
  • Advanced knowledge of theatrical rigging techniques, including counterweight and hemp fly systems.
  • Experience with pneumatic, hydraulic, and motorized stage mechanics.
  • Advanced computer skills in Microsoft Office and AutoCAD required.
  • Excellent work ethic including but not limited to time management, work flow management, self-motivation, diplomacy, and interpersonal and collaborative communication skills.
  • Effectively problem solve and troubleshoot.
  • Face demanding situations with tenacity, diplomacy and sensitivity under pressure.
  • Ability to collaborate and work as part of a team.

Physical Requirements & Working Conditions

  • Ability to lift and move 50 lbs.
  • Ability to work at heights.
  • Flexible schedule, including weekends and evenings, as necessary.
  • Must be comfortable working in an environment in which directions and priorities can change rapidly.

Salary & Benefits

  • Salary depending on experience.
  • Medical benefits, including health, dental and vision available 1st day of month following hire. In addition, there is an opportunity to pay for uncovered health, mass transit, parking, and dependent care expenses on a pretax basis through our Flexible Spending Accounts.
  • Paid Time Off.
  • 403 (b) retirement plan available with an employer match.
  • Generous comp ticket privileges
  • Management training opportunities
  • Active diversity and inclusion program

To apply
Please submit a cover letter and resume to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) with the subject line “Technical Director/PCS Website.” This position is open until filled.

No phone calls, please.




Portland Center Stage is committed to supporting a diverse workforce and does not discriminate in employment based on race, color, religion, sex or national origin. Qualified applicants are considered for all positions without regard to age, marital status, sexual orientation, or the presence of a non-job-related medical condition or handicap.

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