Career Opportunities

Position: Facility Manager/Building Engineer
PT / FT: Full Time
Hourly/Salary: Starts at $40,000 annually, depending on experience

Function
The position’s primary function is overseeing the day to day facility and security needs of Phoenix Theatre and all related spaces and facilities. This position is a hybrid requiring both managerial skills and general maintenance abilities, with a passion to get the job done. The most qualified candidate will be equally comfortable negotiating vendor contracts, supervising custodial staff, and mopping a floor if required. The ability to be flexible with scheduling is required. This is a full time job with paid time off and available medical and dental insurance plans. 

Responsibilities

  • Oversees all Phoenix Theatre facilities and housing
  • Manages all facility-related budgets
  • Maintains keyless entry, and keys for all facilities and spaces
  • Interfaces with Phoenix Art Museum Facility and Security Departments
  • Interfaces with the City of Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture to schedule facility repairs and maintenance within their limited scope
  • Responsible for the cleanliness and integrity of all Phoenix Theatre facilities
  • Creates and manages custodial schedule for all facilities, hires and manages custodial staff
  • Performs daily walk through of all Phoenix Theatre facilities
  • Responsible for managing cleaning, maintenance and groundskeeping for a 24-unit housing complex, which houses long-term tenants as well as artists associated with our productions. Artist units turn over frequently.
  • Schedules and oversees all facility maintenance and repairs, completes work individually as possible, through contractors when necessary
  • Orders facility equipment and custodial supplies, manages supply inventory 
  • Interfaces with the Directors to create needs assessments, hire and negotiate with vendors
  • Handles details related to facility expansion and renovation projects
  • Prioritizes projects and tasks to achieve company objectives.
  • Identifies areas where new or improved policies or procedures can improve the quality of existing services including procedural steps, increased training, and enhanced performance
  • Attends all necessary Phoenix Theatre meetings and events
  • Sets up, tears down and cleans up after any events or rentals as scheduled 

Possible Qualifications

  • Computer skills, including knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Organizational and time management skills
  • A discreet and positive work attitude
  • Must be able to work well in teams, as well as independently
  • Superior attention to detail and the ability to multi-task
  • A strong sense of customer service
  • Must be able to function in a fast-paced environment with evolving priorities
  • Knowledge of facility and construction principles and techniques and ability to execute routine repairs is essential. This should include some knowledge of general contracting, plumbing, HVAC and electrical. 

To apply, please send resume to Laurie Lemley at l.lemley@phoenixtheatre.com


2017/2018 Volunteer Apprentice Company
Phoenix Theatre, a LOA/LORT D Regional Theatre in the heart of downtown Phoenix, seeks Apprentices for its 2017/2018 season. Exciting shows this season include Mamma Mia!, Disney’s Newsies, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Little Shop of Horrors, Godspell, and more!  Phoenix Theatre produces shows in both a 380-seat proscenium space and a 250-seat black box space for a jam packed versatile season. Come join our passionate and talented group of managers, craftspeople and artists.

In the 2017/2018 season, Phoenix Theatre will be hiring apprentices in the following areas:  Props, Scenic, Lighting, Sound, Stage Management, Wardrobe, and Costumes. Candidates with skills in multiple areas are especially encouraged to apply.

To be considered, you must have a Bachelor’s degree in theatre and be seriously seeking a career in the theatre arts. Approval is based on the submission of a cover letter/resume, an interview, and a list of three references.  Please make sure your cover letter states to which department you are applying. This is a full season program; contracts start August 2017 and end June 2018.  Apprentices are provided private housing and a weekly stipend for time volunteering as an apprentice.

To apply, please send cover letter, resume and references to Karla Frederick, Associate Production Manager, at 100 E. McDowell Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85004 or e-mail k.frederick@phoenixtheatre.com with the subject line Apprentice Program Application.


Position: Audio Engineer
PT / FT: Full Time
Hourly/Salary: Salary DOE

Function
The Audio Engineer is responsible for providing all professional sound needs for all Phoenix Theatre produced products including, but not limited to: Main Stage, Hormel Stage, New Works Festival, and Special Events.  The Audio Engineer manages the use of sound budgets seasonally and per show, maintains all sound and video inventory, and sound systems in the Main Stage, Hormel Stage, Hardes Stage, and Lobby spaces.  The Audio Engineer mixes large-scale musical productions on the Main Stage, serves as resident sound designer for smaller productions not designed by contracted designers, and supervises the Audio Apprentice / Journeyman.

Organizational Relationships

  • Reports to the Director of Production
  • Works together with all of production
  • Works with Director of Production & Associate Production Manager for financial issues
  • Interacts with Development, Marketing, and Front of House for sound-related issues in respective departments

Essential Duties + Responsibilities

  • Maintains all Phoenix Theatre sound inventories & equipment
  • Assists in the maintenance of production-related video equipment
  • Manages the sound budget throughout the season and per production
  • Facilitates sound needs for the load-in, tech, and show run of all Phoenix Theatre productions
  • Mixes large-scale productions, hires and/or trains any additional mixing engineers for all Phoenix Theatre productions
  • Ensures the continued quality and sustainability of the sound design for all Phoenix Theatre productions
  • Maintains a safe, clean, and efficient working environment in all spaces used or shared by the sound department
  • Work cohesively with all production departments to execute production successfully
  • Supports all departments of Phoenix Theatre with any sound-related needs, including but not limited to Front of House team, Development & Marketing, and Events

Methods of Accountability
Methods of Accountability are determined by the duties and responsibilities outlined above along with the following:

  • Employee and Customer Feedback
  • Timeliness and quality of Phoenix Theatre Product
  • Timeliness of completing projects according to deadlines
  • Effectiveness of production scheduling
  • Working environment safety analysis based on OSHA standards

Minimum Qualifications

  • A degree in Technical Theatre or equivalent experience in regional and /or professional theatre
  • Willingness to adhere to a higher production standard
  • Computer skills and knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite
  • Ability to work at heights up to 25 feet in an upright lift
  • Organization, Time Management, and People Skills

Standards of Performance
Standard of Performance are based on the duties and responsibilities of the position, as well as the mission, vision, and goals of the Phoenix Theatre.

Physical / Mental Demands + Working Conditions

  • General Office and Theatre work environment
  • Evenings and Weekends are required
  • Occasional lifting
  • Highly stressful environment

To apply, please send cover letter and resume to Mark Reynolds at m.reynolds@phoenixtheatre.com.


Position: Expeditor/Food Runner
PT / FT: Part Time
Hourly/Salary: Hourly
Reports to: Food + Beverage Manager

Phoenix Theatre’s ArtBar + Bistro is looking for a dynamic individual to join our service team as Expeditor. Work within the theatre’s exciting food & beverage department as we provide our patrons with first-class dining, cocktails and service while broadening the overall satisfaction of their theatre experience.

Duties + Responsibilities

  • Act as liaison between front of house and back of house
  • Communicate special Instructions and other information to Kitchen Staff
  • Communicate all needed information to Service Staff
  • Ensure that orders are prepared in correct order and timely fashion
  • Act as Food Runner
  • Engage with patrons while serving orders
  • Assist Kitchen as needed with prep and clean up
  • Attend all scheduled employee meetings and trainings
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Arizona Food Handler’s Certification
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Great sense of taste and smell
  • Previous restaurant service
  • Be comfortable in a high volume, fast paced environment
  • Excel in a team oriented environment
  • Theatre knowledge preferred but not mandatory

Position: Host
PT / FT: Part Time
Hourly/Salary: Hourly
Reports to: Food + Beverage Manager

Phoenix Theatre’s ArtBar + Bistro is looking for a dynamic individual to join our service team as Host. Work within the theatre’s exciting food & beverage department as we provide our patrons with first-class dining, cocktails and service while broadening the overall satisfaction of their theatre experience.

Duties + Responsibilities

  • Warmly and graciously greet all guests upon arrival
  • Provide guests with menu and/or cocktail recommendations
  •  Seat guests in dining area or lounge / ArtBar
  • Accommodate special seating requests for guests whenever possible
  • Communicate with Service / Bar Staff guest preference for dining or cocktails
  • Upon dining seating, offer guests a menu and inform them of their server’s name.
  • Inspect table for proper presentation and completeness
  • Track table seating per server
  • Work closely with Service, Bar and Kitchen staff
  • Assist in bussing tables
  • Thank guests as they leave and invite them to return
  • Attends all scheduled employee meetings and trainings
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Arizona Food Handler’s Certification
  • Previous customer service experience
  • Previous restaurant service preferred
  • Be comfortable in a high volume, fast paced environment
  • Possess organizational and multi-tasking skills.
  • Excel in a team oriented environment
  • Theatre knowledge preferred but not mandatory

Position: Server
PT / FT: Part Time
Hourly/Salary: Hourly
Reports to: Food + Beverage Manager

Phoenix Theatre’s ArtBar + Bistro is looking for a dynamic individual to join our service team as Server. Work within the theatre’s exciting food & beverage department as we provide our patrons with first-class dining, cocktails and service while broadening the overall satisfaction of their theatre experience.

Duties + Responsibilities:

  • Prepare tables and dining area
  • Set Up Service Stations / Complete Set up per ArtBar + Bistro Procedures
  • Greet and engage with patrons
  • Communicate with patrons on menu and cocktail offerings, provide recommendations
  • Take and serve orders
  • Use POS for order entries and tracking
  • Collaborate with other service staff, bar and kitchen staff
  • Resolve patron issues in a positive manner
  • Issue bills and accept / process payments
  • Bus tables
  • Complete side work
  • Attend all scheduled employee meetings and trainings
  • Such other tasks as required of management or leadership.

Qualifications

  • Arizona Food Handler’s Certification
  • Arizona Title IV Training Certification
  • Previous restaurant service
  • Experience using Point of Sale systems
  • Be comfortable in a high volume, fast paced environment
  • Excel in a team oriented environment
  • Theatre knowledge preferred but not mandatory

Position: Concessions Server
PT / FT: Part Time
Hourly/Salary: Hourly
Reports to: Food & Beverage Manager

Phoenix Theatre’s ArtBar + Bistro is looking for a dynamic individual to join our service team as Concessions Server. Work within the theatre’s exciting food & beverage department as we provide our patrons with first-class dining, cocktails and service while broadening the overall satisfaction of their theatre experience.

Duties + Responsibilities

  • Set up and maintain Concessions area
  • Greet and engage with Patrons regarding ArtBar + Bistro Concessions as well as theatre performances
  • Take & server orders
  • Prepare soft beverages
  • Assist in preparation of Concessions food offerings
  • Use POS for order entries and tracking
  • Collaborate with other service staff, bar and kitchen staff
  • Resolve patron issues in a positive manner
  • Issue bills and accept / process payments
  • Stock Concessions inventory & supplies
  • Complete side work
  • Attend all scheduled employee meetings and trainings / provide input for improvement
  • Such other tasks as required of management or leadership.

Qualifications

  • Arizona Food Handler’s Certification
  • Previous customer service experience preferred
  • Ability to learn Point of Sale system
  • Capable of providing excellent patron service
  • Be comfortable in a high volume, fast paced environment
  • Excel in a team oriented environment
  • Theatre knowledge preferred but not mandatory