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.


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. 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 Scene Shop to accurately and successfully construct all PCS productions. 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 within 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.
  • Hires and supervises two ATDs, the Scenic Charge Artist, Master Carpenter, 3 carpenters, 1 painter, all scene shop overhire; conducting 90 day and yearly personnel evaluations of supervised seasonal personnel.
  • 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.
  • Informs the Production Manager of potential conflicts affecting design schedules and budgets. /li>
  • 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 PCS Safety Committee meetings and supervises scene shop safety meetings.
  • 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.
  • Assists and advises other departments upon request.
  • 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

  • MFA in Technical Theatre or equivalent.
  • Able to perform advanced shop math.
  • Minimum 5 years experience in the construction of theatrical scenery for regional theatre or equivalent.
  • Proven experience in scenic automation and control.
  • Proven ability in personnel management, budgeting, purchasing, drafting, rigging, and construction.
  • Valid driver’s license 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.
  • The ability to plan, organize, and prioritize tasks and work spaces.
  • Able to face challenges and problem solve with a positive and imaginative mind-set.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Good managerial skills.
  • Ability to collaborate and work within 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.
  • Paid vacation, sick and personal days.
  • 403 (b) retirement plan available.
  • Complimentary tickets to all of our productions.

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.


ASSISTANT TECHNICAL DIRECTOR

Position Summary

Supervisor: Technical Director

Under the direct supervision of the Technical Director, the Assistant Technical Director is tasked with supporting the planning, budgeting, drafting, building, and load-in of all scenery.  The assistant Technical Director will also support the scene shop through material ordering and purchasing, tool maintenance and inventory, vehicle maintenance and paperwork, and all scene shop activities as assigned by the Technical Director. The ideal candidate will be self-motivated individual who can work both independently and within a team.  The candidate must be goal and process oriented, who thrives in a multi-project environment.  Applicants: See application instructions, below, for details on what to include with your resume.

Essential Responsibilities

  • The creation of the majority of build and technical drawings for the scene shop.
  • Engineer technical, mechanical and structural solutions.
  • Sourcing, research, pricing, and procuring of scenic elements, materials, tools and equipment in a timely manner.
  • Assists in the planning of shop work flow and advises on technical and procedural solutions to construction problems. Occasional coverage of the Technical Director duties during technical rehearsals and previews.
  • Supports other production departments as necessary, under the direction of the Technical Director.
  • Participates in all load-ins and strikes, as well as supporting technical rehearsals as needed.
  • Maintains the service and maintenance for the scene shop vehicle fleet.
  • Track, record, and regularly report expenses.
  • Maintain accurate paperwork on inventories, vendors, purchasing, and safety protocols.
  • Responsible for prop stock while the Prop Master is off contract.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Technical Director.

Qualifications

  • BFA in Technical Theatre or equivalent professional experience required.
  • Minimum 2 years experience in the construction of theatrical scenery for regional theater or equivalent. 
  • Drivers License required.

Skills and Knowledge

  • Proven ability in drafting, budgeting, purchasing, rigging, construction and advanced shop math.
  • Strong drafting skills to create accurate drawings for carpenters, working with Scenic Designers and Technical Director to create solutions to engineering and structural challenges with designs.
  • Experience with pneumatic, hydraulic, and motorized stage mechanics.
  • Knowledge of metal working tools and welding techniques.
  • Advanced knowledge of theatrical rigging techniques.
  • Hands on experience in scenic construction is highly desirable as well as experience in off-site construction facilities, rotating rep, and/or bus and truck type put-in schedules.
  • Proficient in the use of all stationary and hand power tools, woodworking tools, and pneumatic tools.
  • Able to face challenges and problem solve with a positive and imaginative mind-set.
  • Advanced computer skills in Microsoft Office and AutoCAD required.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent time management skills.

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions

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

Salary & Benefits

  • Salary depending on experience.
  • Medical benefits, including health, dental and vision available 1st day of month following hire.
  • Paid time off.
  • 403 (b) retirement plan available.

To Apply

The position is open until filled. Send the following materials to hr@pcs.org. Please use the subject line: Assistant Technical Director/PCS Website.

  • 3 PDFs of working drawings that show distinctly different technical problems, one of which is mechanical in nature.
  • 1 AutoCAD file of a complete project, unit or show.
  • Cover Letter and Resume.

No phone calls, please.


EVENING CUSTODIAN

Operations Manager

The position is part time, non-exempt with variable hours. We are seeking a self-motivated individual for janitorial services at Portland Center Stage’s Gerding Theatre at the Armory. The ideal candidate will be focused, flexible, have great attention to detail, and thrive in a multi-task oriented environment.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Cleaning and recycling of the facility, including special attention to administrative offices, public areas, restrooms, Vera Katz Park, and outside trash receptacles..
  • Manages waste stream for the highest levels of efficiency and recycling.
  • Maintains and organizes janitorial storage areas.
  • Maintains accurate inventory of janitorial equipment, materials and supplies.
  • Notifies Lead Custodian when supplies are needed.
  • Ensures compliance with LEED “Green Cleaning” standards.
  • Adheres to regulations and workplace safety rules.
  • Completes a daily janitorial report.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications & Skills

  • Minimum 2 years experience in janitorial and cleaning buildings and grounds of a large facility.
  • Proficient in use of materials, methods, practices and equipment used in building cleaning and maintenance. 
  • Manages time efficiently and appropriately, with the ability to learn show and event schedules to help identify special space considerations and priorities.
  • Two or more years of college or vocational school or equivalent.
  • Has basic word processing and email capability.
  • Ability to read and follow written reports, instructions and OSHA regulations.
  • CPR Certification a plus.

Physical Requirements & Working Conditions

  • Must be comfortable working in an environment in which directions and priorities can change rapidly.
  • Ability to stand for extended periods of time and reach restricted spaces.
  • Ability to lift up to 75 pounds.
  • Flexible schedule, including weekends and evenings, as necessary .The ideal candidate would be available in the early evenings (between 5pm and 9:30pm) Tuesday-Saturday.

Salary & Benefits

  • $12 per hour
  • Part-time, 29 hours per week, non-exempt
  • Complimentary tickets to all productions.

To apply
Please submit a cover letter and resume to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) with the subject line “Custodian/PCS Website.” Incomplete applications will not be reviewed for consideration.

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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