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Openings

Current Positions Open

Sound Director/Designer
Salary:
$65,520 Annually

Job Type:
Full-Time Exempt

Department:
Production

Reports To:
Production Manager

Direct Reports:
Sound Engineer

Position Summary: A full job description can be found here

PCPA – Pacific Conservatory Theatre, celebrating nearly 60 years as the California Central Coast’s resident professional theatre company, seeks a highly skilled, collaborative company member for its full-time Sound Director/Designer position.

The Sound Director is responsible for the overall operation and maintenance of the Sound Department. This position will design sound and all related effects for assigned productions and may serve as front-of-house engineer for select performances. They will work with the Production Manager to provide support for guests and other staff sound designers. The Sound Director is responsible for teaching sound and sound technology to Conservatory Technical Theater students and interns as assigned by the Conservatory Director - Technical Theatre as well as serving as an academic advisor and mentor. This position supervises the staff Sound Engineer. Other responsibilities include engineering all orchestra recording sessions and purchasing and maintaining all sound equipment/supplies.

This is a full-time, exempt position with annual salary of $65,520, plus benefits. Position to begin on/or about June 20. The position is open until filled.

How to Apply:
Please send cover letter and resume to Erin Solemsaas at
productionmanager@pcpa.org.
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until filled.
Stage Manager (Non-AEA)
Salary:
$62,400 Annually

Job Type:
Full-Time Exempt

Department:
Production

Reports To:
Production Stage Manager

Position Summary: A full job description can be found here

PCPA – Pacific Conservatory Theatre, seeks a highly skilled, collaborative company member for its open non-AEA staff Stage Manager position.

In collaboration with the Equity Production Stage Manager, this position provides support for the artistic and production staff to ensure the smooth operation of every rehearsal, performance, and production event within budgeted financial, time, safety, and personnel resources. This position will be assigned to stage manage specific productions.


The Stage Manager coordinates the administrative duties of the Stage Management office. This position is an essential communication link for the entire company, and requires full understanding and exemplary utilization of organizational communication pathways, department structures and production processes. High attention to detail is essential as well as the ability to maintain compliance with AEA/URTA contracts. This position will also be a part of the Conservatory Technical Theatre Training, serving as a teacher and mentor for students in the two-year program.


This is a full-time, year-round, exempt position with annual salary of $62,400, plus benefits. Position to begin in August.

How To Apply:
Please send cover letter and resume to Erin Solemsaas at
productionmanager@pcpa.org.
Applications will be accepted through April 29
with interviews to begin in May.

Musical Director
Salary:
$62,400 Annually

Job Type:
Full-Time Exempt

Department:
Conservatory/Production

Reports To:
Conservatory Director/Production Manager

Position Summary: A full job description can be found here

PCPA – Pacific Conservatory Theatre seeks a highly skilled artist and committed educator to serve as a resident Musical Director.

The Musical Director (one of two) is responsible for supervising the musical aspects of assigned productions of musicals and plays with music; assesses musical needs, participates in budgeting, contacts and contracts musicians and conducts/runs orchestra sessions. As a Resident Artist, the Musical Director is a member of the Acting faculty teaching Singing Techniques, Musical Theatre Ensemble, basic musicianship and related topics as assigned in the two-year actor training program. The Musical Director can also serve in other creative capacities (e.g. director, actor, composer) for productions as mutually agreed upon with the Artistic Director/Associate Dean.

Standard qualifications include Master of Fine Arts or Master’s Degree preferred, or; Bachelor’s Degree required, with 6+ years professional experience in similar positions, or the equivalent. In its desire to select outstanding faculty/staff members from the largest possible pool of qualified applicants, PCPA recognizes that candidates may have attained expertise in a discipline through a variety of means. Certain combinations of education, experience and other accomplishments in the field, may be accepted as equal to the stated minimum qualifications for this position. Candidates who feel they possess such equivalent qualifications are encouraged to apply and provide appropriate documentation of their qualifications. The Musical Director must meet the minimum qualifications for, and successfully achieve, certification as a California community college instructor at Allan Hancock College.

This is a full-time, exempt position with annual salary of $62,400, plus benefits. Position to begin on or about August 8, 2022.

How To Apply:
Submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and 3 references to both the following:
or email with any questions

Review of materials will commence immediately upon receipt and the searches will remain open until filled.
Resident Artist (2 positions available)
Salary:
$62,400 Annually

Department:
Production/Conservatory

Reports To:
Artistic Director/Associate Dean

Position Summary: A full job description can be found here

PCPA – Pacific Conservatory Theatre is seeking two (2) skilled and dynamic Resident Artist – Actors for the 2022-23 Season and beyond. We are accepting both union (AEA/URTA Tier III) and non-union applications at this time.

Resident Artists at PCPA fulfill roles as a professional artist in the PCPA production company including: acting, directing, choreographing, playwriting, musical directing, vocal/dialect coaching, movement coaching, intimacy coaching, fight direction, union or non-union deputy functions, throughout rehearsals and performances; teaching classes in the two-year professional theater training program for acting. These Resident Artists positions would teach either Acting or Movement in our two-year conservatory program. Resident Artists typically have assignments on five productions a year, and have the ability to work across of a variety of theatrical genre – new work, Classics and musical theatre. Conversational Spanish or Bilingual Spanish/English is desirable.

These are full-time, year-round, positions with a beginning annual salary of $62,400, plus benefits. Position to begin on or about August 10, 2022.

How To Apply:
Please submit a letter of interest, 8 x 10 photograph (headshot), and resume detailing performance and teaching experience, education/training, and special skills to both of the following:
If you have examples of your acting work on video, including, a contemporary monologue 60 to 90 seconds, and 32(-ish) bars of a song, you are welcome to submit a link in your cover letter.

Review of materials will commence immediately upon receipt and the searches will remain open until filled.
Cutter/Draper
Salary (full-time hourly):
$22/hour

Department:
Production

Reports To:
Costume Shop Manager

Position Summary: A full job description can be found here

PCPA – Pacific Conservatory Theatre is seeking a highly skilled, collaborative company member for its full-time Cutter/Draper position.

The Cutter/Draper works with the Assistant Costume Shop Manager and Costume Shop Manager to meet construction and fitting deadlines. This position may assist in other costume production areas as directed by the needs of the production, including attending rehearsals and working with designers to meet artistic goals. The Cutter/Draper may act as the supervisory designee for the Costume Shop Manager or Assistant Costume Shop Manager as deemed necessary. The Cutter/Draper supervises, mentors and provides hands-on training for interns and Technical Conservatory students when they are working in the costume shop.

This is a full-time hourly position with benefits and will begin on/or about July 7th. The hourly pay rate is $22/hour. The position is open until filled.

How To Apply:
Please send cover letter and resume to both of the following:


Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until filled. Applications received before Friday, May 20th will receive priority.

Wardrobe Supervisor
Salary (full-time hourly):
$19/hour

Department:
Production

Reports To:
Costume Shop Manager

Position Summary: A full job description can be found here

PCPA – Pacific Conservatory Theatre is seeking a highly skilled, collaborative company member for its full-time Wardrobe Supervisor position.

The Wardrobe Supervisor is responsible for every costume from the time they leave the Costume Shop at the beginning of tech/dress rehearsals until the production closes, which includes laundering, cleaning, and maintenance during the performance run, and the return of the costumes to the costume shop at the end of the scheduled production run. This position will work with the Costume Shop Manager to identify backstage needs for supplies, equipment, and materials. The Wardrobe Supervisor will also provide additional support to the Costume Shop between production runs, including taking part in the restocking of costumes and assisting with general shop maintenance.

This is a full-time hourly position with benefits with a potential start date of mid June. The hourly pay rate is $19/hour. The position is open until filled.

How To Apply:
Please send cover letter and resume to both of the following:


Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until filled. Applications received before Friday May, 20 will receive priority.

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At PCPA we believe that diversity makes us stronger, enriches our art, and is a source of joy. We believe that our understanding of the principles of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion must continually grow and be actively practiced in our behavior and relationships. We will maintain a safe and welcoming working environment, free from any aggressions, and will interrupt behaviors that hinder our efforts to create an equitable, diverse and inclusive environment. We will make space for open communication that enhances relationships with all staff and community members, particularly those belonging to historically marginalized groups. PCPA upholds a commitment to Anti-Racism and prohibits discrimination against anyone based on factors including, but not limited to: race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability (physical or mental), or socioeconomic standing. We commit to serving our community by inspiring our current audience, cultivating our future audience, and preparing the next generation of theatre professionals.
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