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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.


EVENTS AND RENTALS MANAGER

Position Summary

The Events and Rentals Manager is a full time, exempt position and is part of the Portland Center Stage (PCS) Operations Department. The Events and Rentals Manager is responsible for all outside rentals and special events that happen here at the Gerding Theater. Responsibilities include meeting annual rental sales goals, marketing to targeted groups and identifying new target markets, serving as liaison and lead coordinator between rental clients and Operations and Production staff, and ensuring quality and customer service.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Create and distribute schedules, timelines, floor plans, and set up for all rental events.
  • Coordinate staffing, equipment, and catering requirements for each event.
  • Supervise all those involved in the event, including Catering, Rental Companies, PCS Operations staff, and PCS Production staff.
  • Maximize revenue by maintaining and expanding relationships with existing customer base, and by innovatively seeking new client.
  • Oversee event budgets and client billings.
  • Oversee PCS Preferred Caterers list, contracts and relationships.
  • Participate in the weekly calendar meetings and assist in maintaining the PCS calendar.
  • Maintain thorough knowledge of PCS facilities, safety requirements, and guidelines/policies.
  • Supervise Events and Rentals Assistant.
  • Support the Operations Department.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Minimum 3 years professional experience in event management and sales or relevant industries/experience.
  • High School diploma or GED.
  • Basic knowledge of and interest in the arts preferred.

Skills and Knowledge

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent people and management skills.
  • Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook, and the ability to learn Tessitura database system.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple projects.
  • Proactive, self-starter with ability to prioritize.
  • Adaptability and flexibility.
  • Ability to work as a member of a team.

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions

  • The work environment is an expansive workplace that includes an office, two theaters, production offices and a front of house area that is open to the public.
  • The work hours are variable based on the schedule of the event, and will include evenings and week-ends.
  • Must be comfortable working in an environment in which directions and priorities can change rapidly.
  • Travel is limited to the local area.
  • Expect light lifting of up to 45 pounds.

Salary and 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

Please send a cover letter and resume to hr@pcs.org with the subject line “Rentals/PCS Email.” Application deadline is Thursday, September 29, 2016. No phone calls, please.

SCENIC CARPENTER/WELDER

Position Summary

The carpenter/welder assists in scenic, steel, and mechanical layout, fabrication, installation, maintenance and construction, motion control and moving scenery projects.

This position is seasonal, full time, and non-exempt.

Essential Responsibilities

  • In accordance with standard safety procedures, lays-out, assembles and finishes scenic elements.
  • Reads and consults plans and working drawings.
  • Performs mathematical calculations in the construction of scenic elements.
  • Assumes responsibility for welding, carpentry, sculptural, and motion control projects as assigned.
  • Is responsible for the satisfactory commencement and completion of specific scenic units as assigned.
  • Maintains familiarity with basic scenery construction materials and methods.
  • Assist the Technical Director in the maintenance of the scene shop premises, inventories, supplies, tools, and materials.
  • Maintains standard workplace health and safety practices, maintains a clean, organized and safe work environment.
  • Participates in all load ins and strikes, as well as supporting technical rehearsals as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • GED or equivalent.
  • Extensive carpentry skills.
  • Experience in the reading and understanding of working drawings.

Skills and Knowledge

  • Proficiency in the use and maintenance of saws, drills, staplers, nailers, hand and power tools, all woodworking tools, welders, metalworking tools, motors, motion control systems.
  • Ability to solve problems.
  • Hands-on experience in off-site construction facilities, rotating rep, and/or bus and truck type put-in schedules a plus.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Good organization 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.
  • Seasonal work can range from 44 to 48 weeks a year.
  • Medical benefits, including health, dental and vision available 1st day of month following hire.
  • Paid Time Off
  • 403 (b) retirement plan available

To Apply

Please send a cover letter and resume to hr@pcs.org with the subject line “Carpenter/PCS Website.” Applications will be reviewed as they are submitted. The position is open until filled. No phone calls, please.



Portland Center Stage is committed to advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. PCS does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital or familial status, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law. We encourage people of all backgrounds to apply, including people of color, women, LGBTQ individuals, people with disabilities, veterans, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.

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