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Berkeley Playhouse is hiring! We are currently looking to fill the following positions:



Education Manager

Berkeley Playhouse is currently seeking an Education Manager.

About Berkeley Playhouse
Our mission is to create theatre and programs that engage, ignite, and celebrate diverse Bay Area audiences through a thriving conservatory, a professional main stage season, educational outreach, and a commitment to the development of new family musicals. In support of our mission, we maintain and enhance the historic Julia Morgan Theater. A commitment to community, diversity, inclusion, and empowerment is at the heart of our work.

We’re looking for a strategic, detail-oriented, and positive person to manage our thriving performance-based education programs. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated management and leadership skills in a non-profit educational setting. Previous experience in a non profit of similar size and scope to Berkeley Playhouse is preferred.

The Education Manager reports to the General Manager and oversees and manages all aspects of our education department, which includes summer and holiday theater camps, afterschool “core” musical theater classes, our YouthStage performance program, and any education-related events, marketing initiatives and community outreach.

The Education Manager's responsibilities comprise of these duties:
• Manage the overall fiscal responsibility for education dept by effective planning and budgeting• Manages schedules and logistics of all education programs and performances, and ensures that effective policies and procedures are in place
• Works with Executive committee of the Board of Directors and staff leadership to set education core values and philosophy
• Helps manage casting and placement for youth productions
• Oversees Youthstage registration
• Manages parent communication, customer service and parent volunteer program
• Effectively manages marketing initiatives in partnership with the Marketing Manager
• Supervision and effective oversight of all education operations and events, including all youth performances, classes and camps, trainings, public events and showings, and education staff meetings
• Hiring, training, management and oversight of education staff, including teaching artists for camps, classes and youthstage.
• Promotion, development and representation of Berkeley Playhouse and it’s mission through relationships with the Board of Directors, staff, students, parents, and the broader Bay Area community

Desired qualifications:
• A minimum of 3 years managerial experience in same or similar field, with experience managing both programs and people
• Exceptionally strong communication, interpersonal and customer service skills
• Excellent organizational skills and able to manage multiple projects at once
• A positive attitude and the ability to remain effective and diplomatic under pressure
• Excellent time management skills and great attention to detail
• A high degree of emotional maturity and flexibility
• Knowledge of and experience in theater education, either as a manager or teaching artist preferred
• Growth mindset with an eagerness to continuously improve
• Able to thrive within atypical work hours and schedules (example: holiday camps or weekend performances)
• Expertly manages projects from ideation through execution and evaluation
• Sensitive managerial and leadership skills and ability to delegate in a complex, dynamic atmosphere

This is a salaried, full-time, exempt, position with benefits. Berkeley Playhouse is an equal opportunity employer. This position requires some evening and weekend hours, and needs to be onsite during programming to ensure that education coverage is sufficient.

How to Apply / Contact:
Interested applicants should submit the following to Rachel Long, Operations Consultant, jobs@berkeleyplayhouse.org:
  • Resume
  • 2 references (email and phone number)
  • An introductory letter answering the following:
    • Why are you interested in working at Berkeley Playhouse?
    • How does your skill set match the demands of an Education Manager?
    • Salary Expectations


Office Manager / Development Associate

Berkeley Playhouse is seeking an Office Manager / Development Associate.

About Berkeley Playhouse
Our mission is to create theatre and programs that engage, ignite, and celebrate diverse Bay Area audiences through a thriving conservatory, a professional main stage season, educational outreach, and a commitment to the development of new family musicals. In support of our mission, we maintain and enhance the historic Julia Morgan Theater. A commitment to community, diversity, inclusion, and empowerment is at the heart of our work.

We’re looking for a detail-oriented, and positive person to manage our thriving office. The ideal candidate must have demonstrated customer service and organizational skills, preferably in a setting that translates favorably to that of a non-profit organization and educational institution of equivalent size and scope.

The Office Manager & Development Associate reports to the General Manager and oversees and manages all aspects of our office, which includes:

  • General Office Management (office equipment, office supplies, mail, deliveries, repairs, answers the main phone line and door bell)
  • Maintains company calendars and manages studio rentals
  • Managing Background checks
  • Some finance duties, including cutting checks, bank deposits and contract management
  • Development assistance including grants and fundraisers
  • Box office and registration support
Desired qualifications:
  • A minimum of 3 years office managerial experience in same or similar field, with customer service, development or fundraising & event planning experience a plus
  • Exceptionally strong communication, interpersonal and customer service skills
  • Excellent organizational skills, detail-oriented, and able to manage multiple projects at once
  • A positive attitude and the ability to remain effective and diplomatic under pressure
  • Excellent time management skills and great attention to detail
  • Growth mindset with an eagerness to continuously improve
  • Basic knowledge of office software and systems and experience in basic database management a plus
  • Reliability. An important part of this job is to be able to be consistently present during our office hours.
This is a full-time, non-exempt position with benefits. Berkeley Playhouse is an equal opportunity employer. This position requires some evening and weekend hours.

How to Apply / Contact:

Interested applicants should submit the following to Rachel Long, Operations Consultant, at jobs@berkeleyplayhouse.org with the words “Office Manager” in the subject line:

  • Resume as attachment
  • 2 references (email and phone number)
  • An introductory letter answering the following:
    • Why are you interested in working at Berkeley Playhouse?
    • How does your skill set match the demands of an Office Manager/ Development Associate?
    • Salary Expectations

Teaching Artist

Berkeley Playhouse Conservatory is seeking vibrant, inspiring, dynamic and experienced musical theatre teaching artists for after school classes and holiday camps.

Applicants should have significant experience in performing as well as directing and teaching children. Classes are arranged by age and experience level; students range in ages from 2-18 and are enrolled at various levels from beginner through pre-professional.

Please email a teaching/acting resume and 3 references to Rachel Long, Operations Consultant, at jobs@berkeleyplayhouse.org with the words “Teaching Artist” in the subject line.


Technical Crew

We are now accepting resumes for all technical crew. Please submit your resume to Production Manager, Cameron Pence: cameron@berkeleyplayhouse.org


Front of House Staff

We are currently accepting resumes for front of house staff positions. Responsibilities include general house management duties such as checking tickets, directing patrons to their seats, seating late patrons, and working counter service at concessions when necessary. Must be available to work Thursdays through Sundays during productions. Please submit your resume to Director of Patron Services, Sean Griffin: sean@berkeleyplayhouse.org
**Please be adivsed: due to the Covid-19 outbreak, we are not currently hiring for Front of House Staff. We will keep all resumes received and contact applicants when the theater resumes production**

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