Employment Opportunities

Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center 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. 

 


Most theatre productions take place in the evenings, so this is when most of the live work is done, although stagehands will often work from mid-afternoon or morning to get through set up, until late at night, having cleaned up after the show. If you travel on tour with a particular show, you could be on the road for months at a time, which can be unsociable and tiring, but you would be with a group of people who all were well aware of the life they chose, and you’d make many friends along the way. Due to the wide scope of duties a stagehand performs, they need to be ready for anything. LVPAC desires applicants who have the following abilities:
  • Technical skills – technical skills related to lighting, computer presentations, and sound are all helpful for a stagehand to possess.
  • Planning skills – the ability to prioritize work activities, plan ahead for resource needs and develop realistic plans of action to accomplish set goals is key.
  • Physical abilities –while working as a stagehand, frequent standing, reaching, climbing, stooping, kneeling, and crawling will be required. The ability to lift, push, 50 pounds is essential. This is a physical job.
  • Construction skills – when assembling or disassembling a set, construction knowledge is helpful, such as the ability to understand how things are put together and what tools are needed.
  • Interpersonal skills – as with any job that requires hustle and accuracy, tensions can run high. Stagehands need tact and patience when communicating with others, as well as the ability to admit mistakes.
  • Dependability – because production schedules can change or run longer than expected, a stagehand needs to be willing to work more than his or her assigned hours, complete all assigned tasks, and notify the appropriate person if an alternate plan is needed.
We are searching for a strong and dependable Stagehand to join our team. The Stagehand’s responsibilities include: setting up and testing sound, lighting, and other equipment, following the director’s instructions, assisting performers backstage, and making adjustments to sets. A Stagehand should also keep the stage clean by sweeping between performances and removing any waste. To be successful as a Stagehand, you should enjoy working with your hands and be prepared to learn new skills on the job. Outstanding candidates are self-starters with a can-do attitude and excellent attention to detail.  

Stagehand Responsibilities:

  • Moving, setting up, and testing lighting, sound, props, and other equipment according to set requirements.
  • Building sets and performing a variety of backstage and maintenance tasks.
  • Assembling equipment and support structures and breaking them down when the show is over.
  • Making set adjustments when necessary.
  • Inspecting lighting, sound, and other equipment, and ensuring that everything is plugged into the correct power source.
  • Assisting performers with wardrobe changes and other miscellaneous tasks.
  • Sweeping the stage between shows and removing any backstage waste products.
  • Running errands when required and constantly expanding your skillset.

Stagehand Requirements:

  • High school diploma or enrolled in theatrical classes presently.
  • A two or four-year degree in a relevant discipline is preferred.
  • Evidence of on-the-job training is required. A completed apprenticeship would be advantageous.
  • Experience in carpentry, electronics, or construction would be a plus.
  • Excellent stamina and strength.
  • Ability to collaborate with others.
  • Willingness to work after hours and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to focus under pressure and follow instructions.
  • Ability to keep a cool, calm demeanor in high pressure situations.
  • Ability to admit you don’t know when you don’t know.
  • Reacting with urgency, yet calming in the “oh by the way” moments.

Tool Requirements:

  • Crescent wrench (C-wrench)
  • Boots with good non-slip soles (preferred steel toes)
  • Voltage meter
  • Pliers
  • Multi-tool (Gerber, Leatherman)
  • Gloves
To apply, please send resume, cover letter, salary requirements and references to: Gary Brunclik

Title: Assistant Box Office Manager

Department: Box Office

Reports To: Box office Manager

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt Position

Part-Time up to 29 hours

Starting Pay: $17.00 per hour

 

Position Summary:  Primarily responsible for assisting the Box Office Manager and supervising the Ticket Sellers. Assists in overseeing box office operations, as well as resolves customer service issues.  Along with the processing of single ticket sales, subscription orders, subscription exchanges, and gift cards in the ticket office, which includes sales via walk up, phone, email, and mail orders.  

Essential Job Duties:  

  • Maintains good customer relations and service.
  • Processes single subscription and group sales at the box office.
  • Processes memberships and donations.
  • Processes subscription ticket exchanges and donated tickets for box office patrons.
  • Provides information to patrons in person and over the phone concerning performance and ticket policies.
  • Establishes and maintains a strong working relationship with all Resident Companies/Renters. 
  • Help schedules Ticket Sellers for events and Box Office needs. 
  • Open and/or close cash tills for Ticket Sellers.
  • Generates basic sales reports and completes daily deposits/reports as needed.
  • Generates reports for other departments.
  • Assists in training new Ticketing staff.
  • Assists Box Office Manager in building events in ticketing software.
  • Assist Box Office Manager with bank run for deposits and cash needs.
  • Works flexible hours including evenings and weekends.
  • Other related duties as assigned.

Education and Requirements:

  • High School diploma
  • Five years of customer service and supervisory experience required
  • One or more years of computerized ticketing expertise 
  • Knowledge of Patron Manager (Salesforce) or other ticketing software 
  • Must be punctual and reliable
  • Previous experience handling financial transactions
  • Strong interest in and/or appreciation for the arts
  • Work flexible hours including days, evenings, weekdays, weekends and holidays
  • Learn and follow safety procedures

Skills:

  • Excellent customer service and communication skills
  • Computer literacy, including Microsoft Office and Google products
  • Attention to detail and deadlines
  • Ability to multi-task and to resolve issues independently is a plus
  • Ability to sit for long periods of time in front of a computer
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time
  • Ability to lift 25 lbs.
  • Work in a high-paced, team-oriented environment

The mission of Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center (LVPAC) is “to offer a broad range of arts opportunities and experiences to engage our diverse community.”  We agree that a diverse, inclusive, and equitable workplace is one where all employees, volunteers, and patrons, whatever their gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, sexual orientation or identity, education, or disability, feels valued and respected. We are committed to a nondiscriminatory approach and providing equal opportunity for employment and advancement in all areas.

Send E-mail to: Boxoffice@BankheadTheater.org

Title: Ticket Seller

Department: Box Office

Reports To: Box office Manager

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt Position

Part-Time

Starting Pay: $14.00 per hour

 

Position Summary:  Primarily responsible for the processing of single ticket sales, subscription orders, subscription exchanges, and gift cards in the ticket office, which includes sales via walk up, phone, email, and mail orders.  

 

Essential Job Duties:  

  • Maintains good customer relations and service
  • Processes single subscription and group sales at the box office
  • Processes memberships and donations
  • Processes subscription ticket exchanges and donated tickets for box office patrons
  • Provides information to patrons in person and over the phone concerning performance and ticket policies
  • Assists the Marketing Department as needed
  • Works flexible hours including evenings and weekends
  • Other related duties as assigned

 

Education and Requirements:

  • One or more years of computerized ticketing expertise (preferred but training provided)
  • Knowledge of Patron Manager (Salesforce) or other ticketing software (preferred)
  • Must be punctual and reliable
  • Previous experience handling financial transactions
  • Ability to sit for long periods of time in front of a computer
  • Strong interest in and/or appreciation for the arts
  • Work flexible hours including days, evenings, weekdays, weekends and holidays
  • Learn and follow safety procedures
  • Ability to lift 25 lbs.

 

Skills:

  • Excellent customer service and communication skills
  • Computer literacy, including Microsoft Office and Google products
  • Attention to detail and deadlines
  • Work in a high-paced, team-oriented environment



The mission of Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center (LVPAC) is “to offer a broad range of arts opportunities and experiences to engage our diverse community.”  We agree that a diverse, inclusive, and equitable workplace is one where all employees, volunteers, and patrons, whatever their gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, sexual orientation or identity, education, or disability, feels valued and respected. We are committed to a nondiscriminatory approach and providing equal opportunity for employment and advancement in all areas. 

 

Send E-mail to: Boxoffice@BankheadTheater.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@lvpac.org