Employment

Employment Opportunities

Livermore Valley Arts is a non-profit, public benefit corporation organized under the 501(c)3 section of the tax code. LVPAC opened its 507-seat theater in October 2007. 

 


Basic Job Description:

The Stage Technician works all of the technical aspects of the theatrical performances, concerts, and other events, and assists the Production Manager and line supervisor.

This is an FLSA non-exempt position eligible for overtime.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Operates all types of lighting equipment, including computer and manual lighting controllers, follow-spots, and theatrical, video, and non-industry lighting instruments
  • Assists in operation of audio equipment, including mixing consoles, playback units, amplifiers, speakers, and microphones
  • Assists in operation all types of projection equipment, including film, slide and video equipment
  • Operates a theatrical counterweight system, including the loading and unloading of arbors from both a loading bridge and the stage floor
  • Installs both small- and large-scale symphony shells, including towers and flown ceilings
  • Installs and takes down the equipment required for all Production Department events in the facility, including areas outside of the theater
  • Conducts work in a technical position and knows how to operate technical equipment during the event, rehearsal, or performance
  • Cleans and maintains all theater production equipment and backstage areas
  • Other related duties as assigned

Education and Requirements:

  • Understand and follow directions
  • Learn and follow safety procedures
  • Must be punctual and reliable
  • Report to all work calls at the scheduled time
  • Safely and properly use hand tools
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 50lbs
  • Learn to safely use and work on ladders and personnel lifts (may be waived for special circumstances)
  • Work in low- and no-light environments
  • Establish and maintain good relations with LVPAC staff members, clients, volunteers and other employees
  • Required to work a flexible schedule on an “As Needed” basis for performances and other LVPAC events and obligations. Shifts may include days, evenings, weekdays, weekends, and holidays
  • Ability to work long hours and/or overtime as necessary

Skills:

  • Communication Skills – Effectively conveys information and expresses thoughts and facts clearly, orally and in writing
  • Demonstrates effective use of listening skills and displays openness to other people’s ideas and thoughts
  • Computer Skills – Experienced with common business computer applications including but not limited to: MS Outlook, MS Word, MS PowerPoint, MS Access, and MS Excel. Workforce Go, Venue Ops
  • Team Work and Interpersonal Skills – Develops effective relationships with co-workers and clients
  • Demonstrates knowledge of and experience with applicable professional/technical principles and practices; operation, maintenance, and repair of stagecraft
  • Customer Service – Demonstrates the ability to anticipate customers’ needs and deliver services effectively and efficiently using professional demeanor
  • Flexibility – Makes effective decisions and achieves desired results in the midst of major changes in responsibilities, work processes, timeframes, performance expectations, organizational culture, or work environment
  • Mutli-tasking – Can handle multiple projects and responsibilities simultaneously; has handled a wide variety of assignments in past and/or current position(s)
  • Problem Solving – Approaches a situation or problem by defining the problem or issue; determines the significance of problem; collects information; uses logic and intuition to arrive at decisions or solutions to problems that achieve the desired outcome
  • Reliability – Completes quality work assignments in a timely and efficient manner; fulfills responsibilities and maintains confidentiality as appropriate
  • Attention to detail and deadlines
  • Work in a high-paced, team-oriented environment

To apply submit resume and cover letter to Gary Brunclik at gbrunclik@livermorearts.org

Basic Job Description

Without instruction and assistance by the Technical Staff; the Lighting Technician 1 is responsible for the operation of a lighting console for a specific production. SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES; A performance is different every night and must be able to adapt to any situation. Watching the show is most important. Other responsibilities may be required by mutual collaboration with the Stage Manager and/or Technical Staff.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Sets up, operates, maintains, and repairs lighting, and audiovisual system equipment, including video distribution and projection for a variety of events and meetings
  • Operates ETC Ion lighting console without supervision
  • Able to program ETC ION lighting console without supervision
  • Able to hang, focus and patch lighting instruments
  • Able to address lighting elements
  • Capable of interpreting lighting plots, channel patch, and lineset schedules
  • Operates technology in theater for all performances
  • Ensures the safe use of all audiovisual and lighting technical equipment.
  • Operates and trains other technicians lighting consoles in accordance with prearranged standards, plans, and oral and written instruction during events and meetings.
  • Maintains inventory of audiovisual technical equipment.
  • May provide lead direction to lighting  hands, third party audiovisual contractors, and other workers in the installation, operation, and dismantling of all audiovisual technical equipment.
  • Keeps facilities and properties clean, in order, secure, and safe
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
  • Lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects averaging a weight of 50 pounds, or heavier weights, in all cases with the use of proper equipment;
  • Identify problems or hazards, work in confined spaces and around machines, and climb/descend ladders;
  • Be trained and capable of inspecting, donning and using fall protection
  • Able to attain aerial lift training through company resources

Education and Requirements

  • Understand and follow directions
  • Learn and follow safety procedures
  • Must be punctual and reliable
  • Report to all work calls at the scheduled time
  • Safely and properly use hand tools
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 50lbs
  • Learn to safely use and work on ladders and personnel lifts (may be waived for special circumstances)
  • Work in low- and no-light environments
  • Establish and maintain good relations with LVPAC staff members, clients, volunteers and other employees
  • Required to work a flexible schedule on an “As Needed” basis for performances and other LVPAC events and obligations.  Shifts may include days, evenings, weekdays, weekends, and holidays
  • Ability to work long hours and/or overtime as necessary

 

Skills

  • Communication Skills – Effectively conveys information and expresses thoughts and facts clearly, orally and in writing
  • Demonstrates effective use of listening skills and displays openness to other people’s ideas and thoughts.
  • Computer Skills – Experienced with common business computer applications including but not limited to: MS Outlook, MS Word, MS PowerPoint, MS Access, and MS Excel. Workforce Go, Venue Ops
  • Team Work and Interpersonal Skills – Develops effective relationships with co-workers and clients
  • Demonstrates knowledge of and experience with applicable professional/technical principles and practices; operation, maintenance, and repair of lighting systems
  • Customer Service – Demonstrates the ability to anticipate and respond to customers’ needs and deliver services effectively and efficiently using professional demeanor. 
  • Flexibility – Makes effective decisions and achieves desired results in the midst of major changes in responsibilities, work processes, timeframes, performance expectations, organizational culture, or work environment. 
  • Multi-tasking – Can handle multiple projects and responsibilities simultaneously; has handled a wide variety of assignments in past and/or current position(s). 
  • Problem Solving – Approaches a situation or problem by defining the problem or issue; determines the significance of problem; collects information; uses logic and intuition to arrive at decisions or solutions to problems that achieve the desired outcome.
  • Reliability – Completes quality work assignments in a timely and efficient manner; fulfills responsibilities and maintains confidentiality as appropriate

To apply submit resume and cover letter to Gary Brunclik at gbrunclik@livermorearts.org

Volunteer Sign Up

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Volunteer Hotline: 925.583.2310

 

Arts Docents Volunteers
Contact: Anne Giancola

Department: Facilities

Reports To: Facilities Manager

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt Position

Part-Time

Starting Pay: $14.00 per hour

Position Summary:  Assists with the general cleaning of the facility (Bankhead & Bothwell); performs set up, tear-down and clean-up for events/shows.

Essential Job Duties:  

  • Confers with Facilities Manager to receive assignments
  • Sweeps, mops, scrubs and waxes floors
  • Washes walls, inside windows and woodwork
  • Cleans restrooms and replenishes supplies
  • Dusts, polishes, arranges and moves furniture and equipment
  • Removes trash and waste paper
  • Uses hand tools or small powered equipment properly and safely
  • Maintains building cleaning practices, methods, supplies and equipment
  • Performs routine and repetitive custodial tasks without immediate supervision
  • Maintains harmonious relations with other employees and patrons
  • Performs moderately manual work
  • Performs event set up, tear-down and clean-up
  • Assists LVPAC staff and/or event representatives with facility needs as necessary
  • Notes and reports irregularities or discrepancies to immediate supervisor
  • Other related duties as assigned

Education and Requirements:

  • Knowledge of the operation and care of housekeeping equipment
  • Must be punctual and reliable
  • Follow all written and verbal instructions
  • Flexible hours including days, evenings, weekdays, weekends, and holidays
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time
  • Ability to lift up to 50lbs
  • Learn and follow safety procedures

Skills

  • Attention to detail
  • Work in a high-paced, team-oriented environment
  • Must be able to perform janitorial and set-up and tear-down assignments
  • Ability to perform a variety of minor maintenance tasks
  • Ability to use a ladder

Send E-mail to: JGomez@livermorearts.org

Our Team

Directory

Executive Director
Chris Carter
[email protected]

Director of Finance and Administration
Reanna Bradford
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Director of Operations
Eric Johnson
[email protected]

Director of Marketing
Ruth Egherman
[email protected]

Production Manager
Gary Brunclik
[email protected]

Assistant Production Manager
Rachel Anderson
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Facility Manager and IT Coordinator
Julio Gomez
[email protected]

Box Office Manager
Debra Olson
[email protected]

Visual Arts & Education Manager
Anne Giancola
[email protected]

Development Manager
Brittany Mulgrew
[email protected]

Front of House Supervising Manager/Volunteer Coordinator
Carol Edwards
[email protected]

Graphic Designer
Bernice LaRosa
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Programs Coordinator
Treg Van Dyke
[email protected]

Marketing Manager
Andrew Kracht
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Social Media Manager
Allie Lopiano-Hastey
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Food and Beverage Manager
Ann Ricke
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Development Assistant
Tracy Sahn
[email protected]

Visitor Center Supervisor
Susan Miller
[email protected]

RESIDENT COMPANIES

Get to Know Our Resident Companies

Home to ten Resident Companies with over 270 combined years of artistic experience, the Bankhead Theater’s state-of-the-art facilities enable these organizations to grow artistically and institutionally, develop audiences and collaborate on key projects while maintaining their respective missions and identities.

Cantabella Children’s Chorus

Cantabella Children’s Chorus is a non-profit organization located in the Livermore Tri-Valley. CCC strives to foster and promote the appreciation of choral music in the community through performances at various local corporate and civic functions and churches but above all to have fun.

Del Valle Fine Arts

Del Valle Fine Arts has been presenting outstanding classical music concerts in Livermore for over 35 years. This highly-regarded series offers dazzling performances by acclaimed professional chamber music groups and soloists from throughout North America and beyond. A particular objective of DVFA is to introduce young persons to the appreciation of fine music. To that end, children are admitted free to its concerts, and full-time students above high school can procure tickets at a special reduced price.

Livermore-Amador Symphony

Livermore-Amador Symphony – The symphony offers four concerts a year, as well as a Pops fundraiser. Symphony Guild – If you enjoy LAS concerts, join like-minded people of the Symphony Guild and support this community orchestra! Guild members encourage interest in the symphony and sponsor fund-raising activities. The Livermore-Amador Symphony has received funding from: Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC, City of Livermore Commission for the Arts, City of Livermore Tourism and Special Event Fund, Livermore Cultural Arts Council, Clorox Company Technical Center-Pleasanton, Target and Livermore Rotary.

Livermore Valley Opera

Livermore Valley Opera combines the talents and expertise of professional music, stage and chorus directors, principal singers, musicians, and designers with the dedication and practical abilities of a volunteer board, adult chorus, stage crew, props master, stitchers, and set builders. Each fall and spring, LVO presents locally produced, fully staged operas with orchestra. Additionally, LVO presents special concerts, events and fundraisers in the winter and “Opera in the Vineyard” in the summer. LVO promotes local talent and attracts outstanding Bay Area singers, directors and conductors.

Pacific Chamber Orchestra

The Pacific Chamber Orchestra (PCO) is a 40 piece symphony orchestra composed of professional musicians from throughout the Bay Area. It was founded over 20 years ago by its talented conductor and musical director, Lawrence Kohl. The orchestra combines the precision of a small ensemble with surprising dynamic range and power. PCO is notable for innovative and insightful interpretations of music of all eras.

Rae Dorough Speaker Series

The Rae Dorough Speaker Series features leading thinkers in science, literature and the arts who discuss topical issues of particular interest to the Livermore community in the intimacy of the Bankhead Theater.

Sycamore Strings Academy / Bothwell Arts Center

The Sycamore Strings Academy (formerly Suzuki Strings Academy) carries on a tradition from 1984 of quality music education in the Tri-Valley area. The Academy includes certified Suzuki instruction on string instruments, licensed Kindermusik classes and a popular guitar program. Students perform across the region in year-round concert series.

Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre

Formerly Pleasanton Playhouse, Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre presents a variety of audience-pleasing musical theater. As a non-profit, volunteer regional arts organization, we continue our mission to provide affordable quality theatre, training and cultural experiences, with a focus on children and family participation.

Valley Concert Chorale

The Valley Concert Chorale is a chorus of about 40 singers, many of whom live in the Tri-Valley area, including Livermore, Pleasanton, San Ramon and Danville. VCC’s director is John Bush and featured pianist is Daniel Glover. If you would like to sing with VCC, why not arrange for an audition? You can audition at any time, and then join the chorus at the beginning of the next quarter.

Valley Dance Theatre

Valley Dance Theatre is a non-profit organization committed to providing exceptional dance instruction and productions to the Tri-Valley Area. Their focus is in classical ballet and modern dance. Each year they present a full-length Nutcracker with a live orchestra, and a Spring show with varying themes.

accessibility at the bankhead

Accessibility

TICKETS
Wheelchair accessible seats cannot be purchased online. You must call our Ticket Office in advance at 925.373.6800 for seating and to ensure your needs are thoroughly met.

DROP OFF/PICK-UP
There is a drop-off/pick-up area located on Railroad Avenue, on the right side of the street, before you reach the stoplight to enter the parking garage.

PARKING
Handicapped-reserved spaces are located on the lower level of the Livermore Valley Center parking garage.

SEATING
An elevator is located on the West end of the main lobby.

LISTENING DEVICES
Assistive listening devices are available free of charge from the House Manager’s Office in the lobby. Please let us know when purchasing your ticket of your special needs.

RESTROOMS
Fully accessible restrooms are located in the main lobby and in the upper lobby.

Support the Arts

Inscribed Pavers

Dedicate one of the decorative paver blocks that frame and define the entry from the Livermore Valley Plaza to the Bankhead Theater. Each size allows you to personalize your dedication and/or message. Once you’ve placed your order we’ll contact you to help you choose the exact message for the paver you’d like to donate.

LOGO & BRICK ART
Permanently commemorate a company or brand, feature your family crest or create your own custom design while supporting the arts with an engraved logo or artistic brick. The image will be etched in black on a sand-colored paver (6×12 or 12×12) or light gray granite tile (24×24). They are visible to thousands of people each year attending a variety of events and performances on the Livermore Valley Plaza and in the Bankhead Theater.

24″ x 24″ – Madden Family Courtyard – $1,500
12″ x 12″ – Livermore Valley Plaza $1,000
Logo Art Brick – Livermore Valley Plaza $500
6″ x 12″ – Livermore Valley Plaza $375
6″ x 9″ – Livermore Valley Plaza $150


PERSONALIZED SEATS
Seat donations will be recognized by a commemorative medallion on your chosen chair in the Bankhead Theater as well as on the Donor Wall in the Lobby.

Grand Tier Seats $5,000
Central Tier Seats $2,500
Upper Tier Seats $1,000

Please note: donating a personalized seat does not guarantee the right to sit in that seat for a given performance.

Leave a Legacy

With a legacy gift to Livermore Valley Arts, you can be sure your charitable intentions will be realized while achieving the most favorable income tax benefits available. We are happy to meet with you to talk about your intentions and situation. However, we strongly recommend you consult with your estate planning professional or tax advisor to fulfill your goals for your financial portfolio and tax needs.

Making a legacy gift to the Center also qualifies you to join the Legacy Society, a group of philanthropic and pioneering members who share a strong bond with LVPAC and a desire to ensure a meaningful, lasting home for the arts in Livermore Valley.

If you have already included LVA in your plans (or if you intend to), please let us know. Contact Chris Carter, Executive Director, at [email protected] or call (925) 583-2311.

We accept a range of planned giving options:

In Your Will
The simplest way to leave a planned gift is to make a bequest including specific language in your will or living trust naming LVA as the recipient. The following is an example of suggested language to include in your will/trust:

“I give and bequeath to the Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center, a California non-profit corporation, located at 2400 First Street, Livermore, CA 94550, the sum of $____, or ______% of my estate, to be used for the accomplishment of its general purpose (or for a specific purpose as indicated).”

Charitable Gift Annuities
A charitable gift annuity (CGA) is the easiest way to create dependable income for life and help the Center. Please note that LVA does not administer CGAs but can recommend an administrator.

Charitable Trusts
A Charitable Remainder Trust or Charitable Lead Trust allows you to receive an estate or gift tax deduction and create a source of income for you or your loved ones while supporting the Center. Please note that LVA does not administer these trusts but can recommend an administrator.

Real Estate/Appreciated Assets
A variety of assets can be donated such as real estate, appreciated securities, and tangible personal property such as art or jewelry. Donating appreciated assets can help offset income and capital gains taxes. If you are contemplating gifting an investment property or a vacation home, a gift of real estate offers an excellent option for tax-wise giving. You can also include the Center as a beneficiary of real estate or appreciated assets in your will. Please be aware that as part of our gift acceptance policy, all gifts of real estate, appreciated assets and tangible personal property are examined on a case-by-case basis.

Retirement Plan Donations or Life Insurance Policies
You can name Livermore Valley Arts as the beneficiary of your IRA, 401k or 403b retirement plan or life insurance policy. This is a simple, effective way to support the arts while reducing or eliminating significant, often unanticipated tax penalties.