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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. 

 


Title: Head Lighting Technician 

Department: Production 

 Reports To: Director Of Operations

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt Position 

Part-Time: base 15-20hr/week 

Starting Pay: $27-$34 per hour  

 

Position Description

 

Position Summary:  Livermore Valley Arts is seeking a Head Lighting Technician to oversee the Bankhead Theater.

 

As a pivotal member of the Production Department, the Head Lighting Engineer is responsible for managing and operating the lighting system at the Bankhead Theater. In this role, the individual leads the lighting crew during work calls, ensuring the appropriate utilization of facilities and equipment safely and efficiently. The position requires experience in lighting events such as concerts, musicals, and lectures. Additionally, a comprehensive understanding of the use and operation of ETC, EOS, Moving Lights, LED’s & conventional equipment. This position requires excellent interpersonal skills with house, road crews, and guest artists.

 

Essential Job Duties:  

  • Operate all performances as required in the Bankhead Theater, maintaining the highest standard possible
  • Manage lighting crews for load-ins, performances, and load-outs
  • Maintain the highest quality in product and performance of those individuals assigned to the lighting department
  • Review all technical riders to become familiar with productions before load-in
  • Assist production management staff with the technical advance of all performances and events as needed, including conversations with Artist representatives
  • Report all unsafe working conditions. Initiate corrective action where possible
  • Assist road audio crews with their performance needs
  • Manage performance electrical needs
  • Manage and perform weekly maintenance on all audio equipment in inventories, including but not limited to ETC lights, LED lights, Moving Lights, consoles, cables, accessories, shop supplies, and tools.
  • Help to develop and administer maintenance and production budgets
  • Any other duties needed to help drive the organization’s vision, mission, and abide by the organization’s values.

Job Requirements:

  • Must have at least five (5) years experience as a Lighting Engineer
  • Busk with Moving Lights & LED lighting
  • Experience designing concerts of various musical genres, plays, musicals, and lectures.
  • Proficient with various consoles, peripheral equipment, electrical, electronic, and electromechanical maintenance, troubleshooting, and repair.
  • Have the ability to maintain a professional demeanor in high-stress situations with clients of various levels of experience.
  • Has demonstrated ability to troubleshoot and problem solve.
  • Ability to relay information and assignments in a concise, efficient manner.
  • Able to perform various physical duties, including the ability to exert or lift 50 pounds occasionally, and minimal force to carry, lift, push, pull and otherwise move objects, climb and work from a ladder, and AWP personal lifts.
  • To have the self-initiative to perform necessary systems maintenance during maintenance periods.
  • Maintain professional relationships with local and national audio vendors and repair shops.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office products, ETC EOS, Lighting Networks, Q Lab, Vectorworks, Lightwright, and other industry lighting software.
  • Basic knowledge of theatrical equipment, audio, staging, hand/power tools etc.
  • Required to work a flexible schedule for performances and other events on an “As Needed” basis. Shifts may include days, evenings, weekdays, weekends, and holidays.
  • Ability to work long hours/overtime.

 

Skills:  

  • Communication Skills – Effectively conveys information and expresses thoughts and facts clearly, orally and in writing
  • Computer Skills: all MS Suite products (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), Google Suite products (Gmail, G-Drive,), Vectorworks, Lightwright, EOS.  
  • Team Work and Interpersonal Skills – Develops effective relationships with co-workers and clients
  • Customer Service – Demonstrates the ability to anticipate customers’ needs and deliver services effectively and efficiently using a 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 the 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



Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center, known as Livermore Valley Arts, is an independent, 501(c)3, non-profit organization that operates two spaces: the Bankhead Theater and the Bothwell Arts Center. The Mission of Livermore Valley Arts is to offer a broad range of arts opportunities and experiences to engage, enrich, and inspire our diverse community. LVA’s vision: The catalyst of a dynamic and vibrant arts region. 



Please send resume to:

 

Reanna Bradford, CFO

 

rbradford@lvpac.org

 

Title: Head Audio Technician 

Department: Production 

Reports To: Assistant Ops/Stage Manager 

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt Position 

Part-Time: base 15-20hr/week + OT 

Starting Pay: $27-$34 per hour 

 

Position Description

 

Position Summary:  Livermore Valley Arts seeks a Head Audio Technician to oversee the Bankhead Theater.

 

As a pivotal member of the Production Department, the Head Audio Engineer is responsible for managing and operating the audio system at the Bankhead Theater. In this role, the individual leads the audio crew during work calls, ensuring the appropriate utilization of facilities and equipment safely and efficiently. The position requires experience in live audio reinforcement for orchestral and amplified events such as concerts, musicals, and lectures. Additionally, have a comprehensive understanding of the use and operation of Dante, Yamaha CL-5, Yamaha M7, and Behringer X32 equipment. This position requires excellent interpersonal skills with house, road crews, and guest artists.

 

Essential Job Duties:  

 

  • Mix all performances as required in the Bankhead Theater, maintaining the highest standard possible
  • Manage audio crews for load-ins, performances, and load-outs
  • Maintain the highest quality in product and performance of those individuals assigned to the audio department
  • Review all technical riders to become familiar with productions before load-in
  • Assist production management staff with the technical advance of all performances and events as needed, including conversations with Artist representatives
  • Report all unsafe working conditions. Initiate corrective action where possible
  • Assist road audio crews with their performance needs
  • Manage performance communications, headsets, backstage program feeds, and pre-show announcements
  • Manage and perform weekly maintenance on all audio equipment in inventories, including but not limited to microphones, speakers, consoles, cables, accessories, shop supplies, and tools.
  • Help to develop and administer maintenance and production budgets
  • Any other duties needed to help drive the organization’s vision, mission, and abide by the organization’s values.

Job Requirements:

  • Must have at least five (5) years experience as an Audio Engineer
  • Experience mixing concerts of various musical genres, plays, musicals, and lectures.
  • Proficient with various digital and analog consoles, peripheral equipment, electrical, electronic, and electromechanical maintenance, troubleshooting, and repair.
  • Have the ability to maintain a professional demeanor in high-stress situations with clients of various levels of experience.
  • Has demonstrated ability to troubleshoot and problem solve.
  • Ability to relay information and assignments in a concise, efficient manner.
  • Able to perform various physical duties, including the ability to exert or lift 50 pounds occasionally, and minimal force to carry, lift, push, pull and otherwise move objects, climbing and working from a ladder, and AWP personal lifts.
  • To have the self-initiative to perform necessary systems maintenance during maintenance periods.
  • Maintain professional relationships with local and national audio vendors and repair shops.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office products, Pro Tools, Q Lab, Smaart, Dante, L’Acoustics Network Manager, and other industry audio software.
  • Experience setting up and troubleshooting backline.
  • Basic knowledge of theatrical equipment, lighting, staging, hand/power tools etc.
  • Required to work a flexible schedule for performances and other events on an “As Needed” basis. Shifts may include days, evenings, weekdays, weekends, and holidays.
  • Ability to work long hours/overtime.

 

Skills:  

  • Communication Skills – Effectively conveys information and expresses thoughts and facts clearly, orally and in writing
  • Computer Skills: all MS Suite products (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), Google Suite products (Gmail, G-Drive,)  
  • Team Work and Interpersonal Skills – Develops effective relationships with co-workers and clients
  • Customer Service – Demonstrates the ability to anticipate customers’ needs and deliver services effectively and efficiently using a 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 various 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 the 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

 

 

Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center, known as Livermore Valley Arts, is an independent, 501(c)3, non-profit organization that operates two spaces: the Bankhead Theater and the Bothwell Arts Center. The Mission of Livermore Valley Arts is to offer a broad range of arts opportunities and experiences to engage, enrich, and inspire our diverse community. LVA’s vision: The catalyst of a dynamic and vibrant arts region. 
Please send resume to:
Reanna Bradford, CFO

 

 

 

rbradford@lvpac.org

Title: Ticket Seller

Department: Box Office

Reports To: Box office Manager

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt Position

Part-Time – up to 25 hours per week

Starting Pay: $16.00 per hour

Position Description

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
  • Any other duties needed to help drive the organization’s vision, mission, and abide by the organization’s values.

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

Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center, known as Livermore Valley Arts, is an independent, 501(c)3, non-profit organization that operates two spaces: the Bankhead Theater and the Bothwell Arts Center. The Mission of Livermore Valley Arts is to offer a broad range of arts opportunities and experiences to engage, enrich, and inspire our diverse community. LVA’s vision: The catalyst of a dynamic and vibrant arts region. 

Please send resume to:

Reanna Bradford, CFO

rbradford@lvpac.org

Department: Facilities

Reports To: Facilities Manager

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt Position

Part-Time

Starting Pay: $16.00 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 LVA staff and/or event representatives with facility needs as necessary 
  • Notes and reports irregularities or discrepancies to immediate supervisor
  • Any other duties needed to help drive the organization’s vision, mission, and abide by the organization’s values.

 

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

 

Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center, known as Livermore Valley Arts, is an independent, 501(c)3, non-profit organization that operates two spaces: the Bankhead Theater and the Bothwell Arts Center. The Mission of Livermore Valley Arts is to offer a broad range of arts opportunities and experiences to engage, enrich, and inspire our diverse community. LVA’s vision: The catalyst of a dynamic and vibrant arts region. 

 

Please send resume to:

 

Reanna Bradford, CFO

rbradford@lvpac.org



Volunteer Sign Up

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Volunteer Hotline: 925.583.2310

Arts Docents Volunteers
Contact: Anne Giancola at gallery@lvpac.org

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Join by Mail

Download and Complete the form and then mail to us at:
Bankhead Theater
2400 First Street
Livermore, CA 94550

Our Team

Directory

Executive Director
Chris Carter
[email protected]

Director of Finance and Administration
Reanna Bradford
[email protected]

Director of Marketing
Ruth Egherman
[email protected]

Director of Operations
Eric Johnson
[email protected]

Production Manager
Gary Brunclik
[email protected]

Assistant Production Manager
Rachel Anderson
[email protected]

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

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
Bernice LaRosa
[email protected]

Programs Coordinator
Treg Van Dyke
[email protected]

Marketing Manager
Andrew Kracht
[email protected]

Social Media Manager
Allie Lopiano-Hastey
[email protected]

Food and Beverage Manager
Ann Rice
[email protected]

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.