Production Center Assistant

TITLE: PRODUCTION CENTER ASSISTANT

TERM OF EMPLOYMENT: Seasonal, Hourly

SCHEDULEFull Time, 5/1/2024—9/7/2024

DEPARTMENT: Production

SALARY: $16.00 – $16.55 per hour

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

Assist the Production Center Coordinator with maintenance of Broadway At Music Circus facilities and the transportation and storage of facility and production elements such as scenic, property, and costume items.

KEY RELATIONSHIPS

  • Production Center Coordinator
  • Technical Director
  • Costume Director
  • Production Center Department Heads

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assist with the maintenance and organization at the Production Center, including scenic items, tools, hardware, and supplies.
  • Help maintain clean and safe working environment at the 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 safe and efficient transportation of scenic items, properties, and costumes to and from the Production Center, the rehearsal space, and the theatre.
  • Conduct routine pickups and deliveries of miscellaneous supplies to and from Broadway Sacramento administrative offices and the theatre, as instructed by the Production Center Coordinator.
  • Participate in beginning and end of season load-in and load-out of theatre facility.
  • Assist in the preparation of tools and hardware for changeovers and strikes.
  • Assist in changeovers, strikes and the load-in and load-out of all Broadway At Music Circus productions and special events.
  • Perform all tasks efficiently and safely; advise the Production Center Coordinator 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.
  • Professionally represent Broadway Sacramento to outside vendors, organizations, and colleagues.
  • Perform other functions as assigned by the Production Center Coordinator. 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Previous theatrical experience preferred. 
  • Valid Driver’s License and verifiable clean driving record.
  • Ability to take direction and see a task out to completion.
  • Ability to work both independently and as a positive team member.
  • Excellent communication skills and collaborative attitude.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills, efficiency, multi-tasking, and ability to prioritize and self-motivate.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment and adapt to changing priorities and timelines.
  • Ability to work long shifts and overtime hours while maintaining a positive and collaborative attitude.
  • Remain calm under stress; deescalate when appropriate. 
  • 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

  • Frequently required to use repetitive motions and to reach and bend. 
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. to the height of 3 to 4 feet. 
  • Ability to work and move in dimly lit areas.
  • Ability to climb a ladder into and out of the orchestra pit.
  • Regularly required to sit, talk, see, and hear.

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.