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PCPA, seeks a highly skilled, collaborative company member for its open Master Electrician/Lighting Designer position. PCPA produces 7 -10 productions a year in three theaters.

You will be responsible for maintaining and repairing all equipment related to electrics, serving as staff supervisor/master electrician for all performances and outside events, coordinating load-in schedules, supervising student crews to assemble, hang, and focus lighting as specified by the Lighting Director.

Must have excellent communication skills as well as possess a working knowledge of conventional lighting, electricity, practicals, LED’s, DMX technologies (including wireless), moving light fixtures, ETC consoles, design and all aspects of the theatre. Must be able to work at heights. A proficiency in Vector Works and Lightwright required.

Master’s Degree preferred or Bachelor’s Degree required with 2-3 years of professional experience in a similar position. Ability to possess a valid California license to drive.

Desired starting date of August 1st, 2019. This is a full-time salary exempt position with an annual salary of $49,920 plus benefits. The position is open until filled.

Please send cover letter and resume with three references via email only to Jeff Allen,

Job description and more information below.

Pacific Conservatory Theatre, seeks a Company Manager / Assistant Production Manager. This person should be able to work with and independently of the Production Manager. Some responsibilities include: arrange housing, transportation, and travel for company members and company functions.

Assist PM in monitoring production shops and rehearsals, coordinate and supervise outside events, coordinate with PCPA’s Conservatory Office in areas relating to production and company life, liaison with Allan Hancock College. Must be highly organized, detail-oriented and have strong communication skills. Computer skills are required (Word, Excel, Access, and Outlook). Ability to possess a valid California license to drive.

Full-time exempt position with an annual salary of $49,920 plus benefits. Position to begin on or around August 1st 2019.
BA or BFA or three years professional experience in a similar position preferred.

Position is open until filled.
Please send cover letter and resume to Jeff Allen,
Job description and more information below.

PCPA – Pacific Conservatory Theatre seeks a highly skilled artist and committed educator to serve as a resident Musical Director. Now in its 55th season, PCPA is a professional conservatory theatre that produces year-round in three theatres in Santa Maria and Solvang on California’s beautiful Central Coast. We seek a Musical Director with a vision for the next generation of theatre makers and a passion to impart the best theatrical traditions and to set new standards of excellent artistry, ethics, and professional practice for the future.

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.

We encourage candidates with experience and an understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of staff and students, and to staff and students with disabilities. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability.

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.

Desired start date, on or about August 12, 2019. This is a full-time, exempt position with an annual salary of $49,920, plus benefits. Review of applications will begin immediately, applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and 3 references to Mark Booher, Artistic Director/Associate Dean, at or email with any questions.

Complete qualifications, job description and more information about PCPA available in the pdf below.

Pacific Conservatory Theatre, located on the central coast of California, seeks energetic and motivated candidates for the position of Assistant Technical Director.

PCPA produces between 7-10 shows per year. Candidates should have knowledge and experience in theatrical construction methods including but not limited to: welding, pneumatics, hand tools, power tools, adhesives, rigging, reading and drafting CAD drawings.

PCPA has a 2,000 square foot indoor shop and a 13,000 square foot outdoor shop. Our newest toy is a Shop Sabre CNC router. We produce in three theaters; a three-quarter thrust and a black box in Santa Maria, and an outdoor three-quarter thrust in Solvang, California.

Staff members supervise and mentor students and interns from the conservatory training program.

This is a full-time, year-round position. Compensation begins at $16 per hour plus occasional overtime and benefits.

Position to begin mid to late August 2019.
Email cover letter, resume and 3 references to Jeff Allen, Production Manager, PCPA More information at the link below.

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805 928-7731
Box Office
805 922-8313

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