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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.


Costume Shop Manager

Position Summary

This position oversees and manages the Costume Shop staff, as well as materials, inventory, equipment, and budgets. This exempt position is year-round, full-time.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Manages a four person, full-time costume shop staff.
  • Works directly with designers to communicate how their designs can be built, rented, or pulled from stock with the budget for materials and labors allocated.
  • Based upon rough sketches provided by designers and after consultation, determines if costumes for each production can be built within given budgets and staff numbers. Reports these estimates to designer and Production Manager.
  • Appraises designers of budget status and keeps Production Manager aware of expenditures during costume builds and show runs.
  • Manages Costume shop workload by setting up daily, weekly, and monthly goals to achieve designs and projects.
  • Communicates the scope of work and schedule to Costume Shop staff, production team, and Production Manager.
  • Attends all production meetings, technical rehearsals, designer runs, and previews, representing the costume shop and circulate information to costume personnel.
  • Assists designer on shopping trips, both locally and nationally, as needed.
  • Manages general costume shop and wardrobe inventory.
  • Prepares and presents annual year-end evaluations to costume shop staff.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s or equivalent experience required.
  • Significant experience in all aspects of costume production.
  • Design background and knowledge of period style.
  • Prior personnel management, and budgeting experience.
  • Proven track record of good leadership within a team of employees.

Skills and Knowledge

  • Excellent organizational, communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work well with technical and artistic staff.
  • Remains flexible in a fast changing theatrical environment.
  • Computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.
  • All tools involved with costume construction.
  • Team builder.

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions

  • Must be able to lift and carry 40 lbs.
  • Must have good color perception.
  • Ability to sit or stand for long periods of time, as required.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule and will include evening and weekend assignments.

Salary & Benefits

  • Salary commensurate with experience.
  • Medical benefits, including health, dental and vision available 1st day of month following hire.
  • Paid time off.
  • 403 (b) retirement plan.
  • Complimentary tickets to all our productions.

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



Group Sales Coordinator

Position Summary

The Group Sales Coordinator is part of the Portland Center Stage (PCS) marketing department and is responsible for maintaining and growing relationships with groups attending productions, and soliciting new groups to attend productions in order to meet annual group sales goals. Responsibilities include developing group leader relationships (retention, lapsed and new groups), identifying new target markets, assisting with audience development and outreach efforts, ticketing and reservations, coordinate pre- and post- show activities to enhance the group’s experience, serving as a liaison for all events booked through group sales and soliciting feedback to develop new initiatives to meet group leader needs. The position reports to the Associate Marketing Director and works closely with the PCS marketing, box office, community programs and operations staff.

Functions/Duties

  • Identify and create new and innovative opportunities to market PCS and its programs to a variety of groups within the community, including corporate groups, college/universities, clubs, senior centers, tour operators, etc.
  • Provide ticketing services for all group sales clients, including seating, invoicing, processing payments, etc.
  • Provide exceptional customer service to patrons by phone, email and in person.
  • Maintain thorough knowledge of all PCS events, ticketing software and ticketing policies.
  • Maintain account and sales records for all group activities.
  • Serve as liaison for group clients to PCS operations staff, caterers, security, etc. as needed.
  • Communicate cross-departmentally to ensure group programs run smoothly and efficiently.
  • Coordinate backstage tours, catered receptions, prologues, talkbacks and other special enhancements.
  • Work with the Associate Marketing Director to prepare an annual budget, goals and marketing plan for group ticket sales.
  • Prepare weekly group sales reports and daily finance reports.
  • Partner with outside businesses and organizations on group sales activities and events.
  • Participate in marketing meetings and other staff or committee meetings as needed.


QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge, skills and abilities required:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Exceptional sales presentation and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook, and ability to learn Tessitura database ticketing system.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple projects.
  • Demonstrates ability to work with people in a variety of settings, including business professionals, volunteers, patrons and PCS staff.
  • Adaptability and flexibility.
  • Proactive, self-starter with ability to prioritize.
  • Committed to working as a member of a team.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • 1-2 years of experience in customer service, sales or event planning.
  • Basic knowledge of and interest in theater.

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions

  • The work environment is in an office.
  • The work hours are daytime with some weekend and evening work required.
  • 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 40 pounds.

Salary & Benefits

  • Full-time, exempt.
  • Salary + bonus opportunities.
  • Medical benefits, including health, dental and vision available 1st day of month following hire.
  • Paid time off.
  • 403 (b) retirement plan.
  • Complimentary tickets to all our productions.

To Apply

Please send a cover letter and resume to hr@pcs.org with the subject line “Group Sales Coordinator/PCS Website.” Application deadline is July 8, 2016. No phone calls, please.


Sales Associate

Position Summary

The position is part-time, non-exempt position. Hours will generally be from 4 pm to 8 pm or 12pm to 4pm, with other shift times possible but less common. We are seeking a team-oriented individual to be an enthusiastic member of the Patron Services team. Sales Associates will assist with the evening operations of the box office during performances. They will staff the Will Call window and phones, and assist with all walk-up ticket sales. They may also be called upon to assist Portland Center Stage patrons with single and season ticket purchases, as well as special requests. They provide information regarding the Gerding Theater at the Armory, Portland Center Stage programming and special events while maintaining the highest level of customer service and responsiveness.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Provide top-notch, professional customer service to all PCS patrons and visitors, both over the phone and in person.
  • Maintain thorough knowledge of all current and upcoming PCS performances, and events in the Gerding Theater Building.
  • Maintain thorough knowledge of ticketing software and ticketing policies.
  • Communicate with co-workers to keep them up to date with special patron requests and needs.
  • Maintain a professional, courteous box office environment.
  • Maintain box office tidiness and organization.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Skills

  • GED or equivalent.
  • Strong customer service background a must.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Strong problem solving skills.
  • Ability to multi-task.
  • Ability to build effective working relationships with co-workers.
  • Sensitivity to confidential information.
  • Ability to take initiative in challenging situations.
  • Good organizational skills.
  • Moderate computer skills.
  • Upbeat and positive attitude.
  • Possess an intellectual curiosity and a desire to learn about the theater, our building and the community surrounding it.
  • Radiate compassion and excitement.
  • Must be able to converse with anybody in every situation in a respectful manner, and listen carefully to what others are saying and also what isn’t being said.

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions

  • The work environment is in an office.
  • Must be comfortable working in an environment in which directions and priorities can change rapidly.
  • Minimum of 20 hours a week.

Benefits

  • Complimentary tickets to all our productions.

To Apply

Please send a cover letter and resume to hr@pcs.org with the subject line “Sales Associate/PCS Website.” Application deadline is July 25, 2016. No phone calls, please.


Production Sound & Video Engineer and Programmer

Position Summary

The position is non-exempt, seasonal, full-time employment. The candidate will help the team with load ins/strikes, events, and subbing throughout the 2016-17 season. The job requires the knowledge to run live mixes for large musicals as well as engineering and operating playback shows throughout the season; assist the Sound Designer as needed; assist in maintaining the sound and video systems to keep in good working order and troubleshoot problems throughout the building.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Programming- QLab3 audio/video, Presonus Studiolive 32.4.2 AI, Yamaha M7CL/CL1, and Ashly Protea digital processors and future production software.
  • Create line drawings and system diagrams using OmniGraffle Pro.
  • Using various patch bays to assign audio, video and network signals, set up FOH mixer positions, on stage speaker placement, cable runs and setting up Clear Com for load in’s and strikes for productions and events.
  • Operate and maintain the seasons musicals- including 16+ channel wireless system , 20+ orchestra inputs, Studiolive AI, M7CL/CL1 and Qlab programming
  • Knowledge and understanding of digital and analog mixing consoles, as well as show software.
  • Operate and maintain PCS productions, events and lobby systems.
  • Operate extra events as needed.
  • Perform other duties as required.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's or equivalent experience preferred.
  • Experience working in a professional environment.
  • 3 years working in the sound industry with a strong emphasis on theatre.

Skills and Knowledge

  • Knowledge and understanding of Apple OS systems and hardware required.
  • Knowledge of Pro Tools, Sound Studio or other sound editing software required.
  • Knowledge of video engineering and programming with Qlab3 or future software preferred.
  • Knowledge of BSS Soundweb is preferred.
  • The ability to troubleshoot issues and resolve in a quick manner.
  • Willingness to learn new equipment and software programs.
  • Networking Computers- Mac and PC.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Good organizational skills.

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions

  • Able to lift 50 lbs.
  • Flexible Schedule, evenings and weekends required, plus days around holidays.
  • Must be comfortable working in an environment in which directions and priorities can change rapidly.

Salary & Benefits

  • PAY RATES: PCS playback show $15.25; Musical mixing/video rate $17; Event rate of $18.40
  • Medical benefits, including health, dental and vision available 1st day of month following hire.
  • Paid Time Off
  • 403 (b) retirement plan available with a 2% company match
  • Complimentary tickets to all our productions.

To Apply:

Please send a cover letter and resume to hr@pcs.org with the subject line “Production Sound/Video Engineer/PCS Website.” Application Deadline is July 15, 2016 No phone calls, please.


Sound Engineer

Position Summary

The position is non-exempt, seasonal, temporary (over hire) employment. The candidate will assist the team with load ins/strikes, events, and subbing throughout the 2015-16 season. The job requires the knowledge to operate playback shows throughout the season; provide Audio 2 support for the musicals when required; assist in the load in and strikes of performances and events.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Using various patch bays to assign audio, video and network signals, speaker hanging, cable runs, and setting up Clear Com, for load-ins and strikes for productions and events.
  • Programming- QLab3 audio/video, Presonus Studiolive 32.4.2 AI, Yamaha M7CL/CL1, and Ashly Protea digital processors and future production software.
  • Perform Audio 2 duties for large musicals, including helping with dressing mics on actors for the musicals and monitor mixing when needed.
  • Knowledge and understanding of digital and analog mixing consoles and show software.
  • Operate and maintain PCS productions, events and lobby systems.
  • Operate events as needed.
  • Perform other duties as required.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's or equivalent experience preferred.
  • Experience working in a professional environment required.
  • 2 years of working in the sound industry.Theatre experience preferred.

Skills and Knowledge

  • Knowledge and understanding of Apple OS systems and hardware required.
  • Knowledge of programming Qlab3, Studiolive AI, Yamaha M7CL/CL1, preferred.
  • Knowledge of video production preferred.
  • Knowledge of Pro Tools, Sound Studio, Library Monkey or other sound editing software preferred.
  • The ability to troubleshoot issues and resolve in a quick manner.
  • Willingness to learn new equipment and software programs.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Good organizational skills.

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions

  • Able to lift 50 lbs.
  • Flexible Schedule, evenings and weekends required, plus days around holidays.
  • Must be comfortable working in an environment in which directions and priorities can change rapidly.

Compensation

  • $14.50/Hourly.
  • Complimentary tickets to all our productions.

To Apply:

Please send a cover letter and resume to hr@pcs.org with the subject line “Sound Engineer/PCS Website.” Application deadline is July 15, 2016. 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.