TITLE: PRODUCTION ASSISTANT
TERM OF EMPLOYMENT: Seasonal, Hourly
SCHEDULE: Full Time, start/end dates vary by production
SALARY: $16.50 – $17.00 per hour
REPORTS TO: Production Stage Manager, Assistant Stage Manager, Producer, Production Manager
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.
Assist the AEA Stage Management team and coordinate the running and storage of properties during rehearsals and performances of each assigned production.
- Properties Designer
- Production Stage Manager
- Assistant Stage Manager
- Production Manager
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Attend all production meetings, rehearsals, and performances for assigned productions.
- Assist in the creation of production paperwork including contact sheets and rehearsal schedules.
- Assist in the creation of the prompt book for each production.
- Generate all appropriate props paperwork, such as preset lists and running documents.
- Set up and strike necessary props and scenic elements during rehearsals.
- Take detailed notes of any issues with the props and notify the Stage Management team and Props Designer.
- Supervise and maintain proper storage and cleanliness of all props and scenery during and after every rehearsal and performance.
- Supervise, focus, and direct stage management interns when needed.
- Assist in the creation of scene shift sheets and running documents.
- During performances, act as a lead and supervise the crew of volunteers and interns as directed.
- Ensure the smooth and efficient running of prop shifts and verify that shifts have been completed safely and correctly.
- Ensure all props are returned to the appropriate place or person at changeovers and strikes.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- Previous professional backstage experience in theatre required.
- Basic computer skills and knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite.
- Neat and legible handwriting.
- Ability to read music and a general understanding of Actors’ Equity Association rules preferred.
- Demonstrated organizational skills, efficiency, multi-tasking, and ability to prioritize and self-motivate.
- Possess a strong attention to detail.
- 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.
- Ability to give clear directions, encourage questions, and answer them with patience and clarity when working with interns and/or volunteers.
- Ability to set a standard of excellence and inspire a sense of group responsibility among team members.
- Ability to manage time effectively.
- Ability to plan ahead and anticipate potential setbacks.
- Exhibited self-reliance, creative problem-solving skills and willingness to seek out all possible solutions to challenges.
- Ability to take notes from the artistic team and implement necessary changes.
- Demonstrated experience in facilitating procedure and creating documentation.
- Working knowledge of safety standards and implementation of the same.
- 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. Have the interpersonal awareness to read a situation and the needs of those involved. Resolve conflict calmly and succinctly.
- Demonstrate 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.
- Ability to hear verbal notes and write them down on paper.
- Frequently required to 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.
- 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.