Production Center Assistant

Title: Production Center Assistant

Term of Employment:  Seasonal, Hourly

Schedule: Full Time, 5/5/2022—9/2/2022

Department: Production

Salary: $15.00 per hour

Posting Date: January 2022

Application Deadline: March 1, 2022

Reports To: Production Center Coordinator

Mission Statement

Broadway Sacramento is committed to the presentation of quality theatrical productions to enrich the cultural life of the greater Sacramento region, the state of California, the United States and the international community. The goals of the organization are to preserve and expand the American musical theatre as an art form by educating new audiences and nurturing aspiring artists.

Overall Responsibility

Under the direction of the Costume Designer, facilitate the preparation and implementation of the costume design Assist the Production Center Supervisor with maintenance of Broadway At Music Circus facilities (including the Production Center and scenic shop) and the coordination of storage and transportation of facility and production elements such as scenic, property, and costume items.

Key Relationships

  • Production Center Supervisor
  • Technical Director
  • Production Center Department Heads

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist with the maintenance and organization of storage at the Production Center and scenic shop, including scenic items, tools, hardware, and supplies.
  • Help to maintain clean and safe working environments at the scenic shop and Production Center by:
    • Emptying garbage cans into the dumpster
    • Stocking and cleaning restrooms
    • Keeping outdoor and indoor areas free of debris
    • Keeping building floors swept and slip-free
  • Assist in the load in and load out of all Broadway At Music Circus productions and special events
  • Conduct routine deliveries and pickups of miscellaneous supplies to and from Broadway Sacramento administrative offices and theatres, as instructed by the Production Center Supervisor.
  • Professionally represent Broadway Sacramento to outside vendors, organizations, and colleagues.
  • Perform all tasks efficiently and safely; advise the Production Center Supervisor when additional labor is required for the safe execution of a given task; refrain from any task that may result in physical injury or hazard.
  • Participate in load-in and load-out of theatre facility.
  • Participate in changeovers and strikes.
  • Assist in the safe and efficient transportation of scenic items, properties, and costumes from storage, the scenic shop, the rehearsal space, the costume shop and/or the theatre.
  • Assist in the preparation of tools and hardware for changeovers and strikes.
  • Perform other functions as assigned by the Production Center Supervisor.

Qualifications

  • Previous collegiate, semi-professional, or professional experience in musical theatre, preferred. 
  • Ability to take direction and see a task out to completion.
  • Proven history of reliability and a strong work ethic.
  • Possess a strong attention to detail and excellent organizational skills.
  • Ability to thrive in an environment that requires working under tight deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently or as a positive team member.
  • Exhibited self-reliance and willingness to seek out all possible solutions before giving up.
  • Demonstrated efficiency, prioritization, and multitasking.
  • Ability to plan ahead and anticipate potential setbacks.
  • Ability to calmly and succinctly resolve conflict and crisis.
  • Valid Drivers License and clean driving record
  • Possess a collaborative nature and can-do attitude. 
  • Demonstrates behavior showing a commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion. Perform work in a manner that is consistent with that commitment.
  • Interrupt behaviors that hinder diversity and inclusion efforts.

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to lift items weighing up to 50 pounds to heights of 4-6 feet and load them onto trucks.

This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed. 

About Broadway Sacramento

Broadway Sacramento is Northern California’s premiere producer and presenter of musical theatre, and the largest nonprofit musical theatre in California. Since the inception of Broadway At Music Circus in 1951 under an open-air, circus-style big top, Broadway Sacramento has grown to become the most successful nonprofit performing arts organization in Northern California. Between Broadway At Music Circus and Broadway On Tour, Broadway Sacramento entertains over 250,000 patrons every year.

Broadway Sacramento is committed to creating an equitable, inclusive, and accessible environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.