The Master Carpenter is a full-time, seasonal/exempt position in the Scenic Production Department for the California Shakespeare Theater’s Main Stage productions. The Master Carpenter reports to the Assistant Technical Director as well as the Technical Director. The Master Carpenter implements scenic deign projects as designed by the Scenic Designer while communicating with the Assistant Technical Director and Technical Director. Specific responsibilities may include but are not limited to: carpentry, welding, painting, rigging, truck loading, working with raw wood, plywood, plastics, metals, foam, fasteners, glues, fabrics and a variety specialized materials. This is a challenging and rewarding position for a person who likes to work outdoors and aspires to be part of a talented team creating great theater. Click here to read the full job description.
The Costume Cutter/Draper is a Full Time Seasonal/exempt position in the Production department, reporting to the Costume Director. The Cutter/Draper implements the costume patterns; and supervises the construction, fitting, and altering of specific costumes as designed by the Costume Designer. This is a challenging, rewarding position for a person who wants to create the best show possible. This person should have experience working in a professional theatrical costume shop. Click here to read the full job description.
After fifteen years of visionary leadership and growth, Jonathan Moscone is retiring as Artistic Director. Click here for more information.
Cal Shakes is seeking assistant directors for our 2015 Season.
Assistant directorships are hands-on training opportunities combining the chance to observe the rehearsal process from start to finish with assisting duties determined by each director.
ADs are expected to be present throughout our full-time rehearsal process, tech, and Previews.
Candidates generally have completed or are near to completing an undergraduate theater program and have at least one directing credit.
To apply please email your resume and a cover letter describing your interest and indicating which shows you're available for to email@example.com. Please put “your name: assistant director application” as the subject line. Rehearsal and preview dates for each show are below.
ADs receive a $500 stipend. Application Deadline 2/28/15.
Costume Conservatory Fellow
The Costume Conservatory Fellow is part of the Artistic Learning division’s Summer Conservatories, and works with the Conservatory Directors and Administrators to create the student performance series. The Candidate will be introduced to the preliminary costuming process and participates in production meetings, pulling, and fittings for all Summer Conservatories; and also gets hands-on experience with some stitching, alterations, and craft work.
Applicants must be self-motivated, responsible, and creative. This is a challenging and rewarding position for a person who wants to participate in the Arts Education process. Click here to read the full job description.
The House Associate, under the direction of the House Manager, is responsible for the efficient operation of front-of-house activities and the comfort and safety of audiences at our 545-seat outdoor venue. The House Associate works on all of our Main Stage productions, including Student Discovery Matinees. This is a part-time, seasonal position requiring 15-25 hours per week, May through mid-October. Click here to read the full job description.
The Master Electrician (ME) is a Seasonal/exempt position in the Production department, reporting to the Production Manager (PM). The ME is charged primarily with coordinating and planning electrics requirements for the Theater’s Main Stage season. The ME also offers occasional support as requested for projects in other departments at Cal Shakes. To apply and read the full job description, click here.
The Props Master is a Seasonal/exempt position in the Production department, reporting to the Production Manager. The Props Master is charged primarily with coordinating, planning and executing properties requirements for the Theater’s Main Stage season. The Props Master also offers occasional support as requested for projects in other departments at Cal Shakes. To apply and read the full job description, click here.here.
Week-night House Manager
The week-night House Manager is responsible for the efficient operation of all front-of-house activities and the comfort and safety of audiences at our 545-seat outdoor venue. The week-night House Manager is responsible for the efficient staffing and operation of front-of-house operations for the Main Stage season and Student Matinee performances. This position assigns and directs the work of the Assistant House Manager, House Associates, and volunteer ushers and raffle sellers during performances on Tuesday-Thursday evenings. Hours depend on night of the week and length of the performance, typically between 5:30-10:00 pm. This is a part-time, seasonal position requiring 20–35 hours per week, May through October. Click here to read the full job description.
Twelfth Night (dir. Christopher Moore): April 29–May 30
Life is a Dream (dir. Loretta Greco): June 10–July 11
Irma Vep (dir. Jonathan Moscone): July 15–August 15
King Lear (dir. Amanda Dehnert): August 19–September 19
Patron Services Associates
Know someone who wants to be involved in theater, likes talking to people, and needs a little extra money? We are hiring Patron Services Associates to help us generate funds for our Main Stage productions, community outreach, and arts education programs. Sales or fundraising experience helps, but we can train the right person. Competitive compensation includes base hourly pay plus commission and bonus, with flexible evening and weekend hours available. Please have interested parties contact Pam at 510.548.3422, x129 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
CAL SHAKES IS AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER COMMITTED TO DIVERSITY OF STAFF.