Volunteer

Do you want to join the LCTC team and help us make our theatrical magic?  Bravo!  We are looking for dedicated, talented people to fill the following volunteer positions:

MARKETING TEAM

Marketing Director

Researches the attitudes and opinions of the public as relates to the company and its offerings to create a marketing plan to further expand the company audience base.

  • Works with Executive and Artistic Director to clearly define projected audience and come up with clear, defined goals and strategy to increase audience attendance
  • Works with Publicity and Outreach Directors to organize and/or promote productions and fundraisers
  • Creates the Audience Survey Form for the House and or Stage Manager to place in programs and distributes during performances
  • Manages post card distribution through Theater Bay Area
  • Works with Graphic Designer and Artistic Director on the design of each poster and postcard
  • Orders posters, postcards and programs for each show
  • Works with Executive Director to create marketing and branding merchandise
  • Works with Production Manager on production photos and ensures Publicity Director has correct photos for press releases and Outreach has correct photos for websites, emails blasts and social media.
  • Creates promo video for shows when applicable and ensures that Outreach has them for social media postings
  • Hires graphic designer for artwork
  • Works with Outreach Director to manage promotional sales for shows

Outreach Director

Is the liaison between the company and general public. Works with other departments to get notices out to varying audiences with regards to ongoing and upcoming events in the company

  • Finds local charities to invite to preview nights
  • Manages audience emailing list
  • Manages company communications to audience base via social media and email blasts
  • Facilitates relationships with patrons, community members, businesses, writers, actors, and directors to promote and build awareness of LCTC, its message, and future events/productions
  • Writes, edits, produces newsletters and other printed material
  • Works with Writing Workshop Director to develop and implement a plan to increase attendance at workshops
  • Sends out /publicizes audition notices via email blasts and social media
  • Establishes and maintains audition signup and then provides to Production Manager on day of auditions
  • Sends out email blasts for each show including when tickets are on sale, discount codes
  • Works with Artistic Director to communicate with LCTC Company members (directors, actors, writers) about auditions, submissions, and volunteer opportunities etc.
  • Coordinates the compilation of postcards for Theater Bay Area for their post card distribution
  • Works with Marketing Director to manage promotional sales for shows

PRODUCTION TEAM

Production Manager

Works closely with the Artistic Director and production staff to ensure that all elements of the production are implemented effectively and on schedule.

  • Manages production calendar and ensures all production deadlines are meet
  • Manages auditions, including: ensuring that notices have been sent/posted, managing the audition schedule at the auditions, inviting actors (both company and non) to callbacks, working with directors on final casting with an eye for overall ease of production and efficient use of actor pool
  • Works with Production Assistant to ensure that all rehearsals have a designated space
  • Works with Technical Director and Stage Manager to ensure all technical elements are ready for load in.
  • Creates and maintains production worksheets in OneDrive
  • Ensures with Technical Director that props, costumes and set pieces are collected by deadline
  • Works with Stage Manager to facilitates load in and load out
  •  Contacts company members to assist with load in and load out
  • Works with Assistant Production Manager on creating show program

Assistant Production Manager

Assists Production Manager and production team

  • Works with Production Manager to ensure that all rehearsals have a designated space
  • Manages poster distribution with company to ensure posters are distributed in the city
  • Assists Production Manager with auditions and call backs: e.g. Flow of traffic and ensures that actors have sides, are checked in, and have filled out Audition Forms
  • Ensures that there are auditions forms to be filled out
  • Must be present at all auditions and call backs
  • Obtains set, props and costume lists from directors
  • Ensures that props, costumes and set pieces are collected by deadline
  • Works with Production Manager on creating show program

Technical Director

Works with the Artistic Director, Production Manager, Directors, and Designers to ensure that all technical elements of a production are managed properly and adhere to the vision of the production and Company

  • Works with all designers to ensure that all technical elements are created on time and on budget
  • Manages construction and acquisition of set
  • Ensures that all set pieces are acquired before load in
  • Works with Production Manager and Stage Manager to ensure all technical elements are ready for load in
  • Works with Stage Manager to facilitate production load in

Stage Manager(s)

Oversees the operations of stage and backstage crew during technical week and during the run of the production.

Prior to production opening

  • Attends all rehearsals for a full-length play
  • Attends at least one or two rehearsals for each play of an anthology production prior to full run through of show
  • Works with Technical Director and Production Manager/Assistant to acquire rehearsal props and set pieces as needed
  • Works with Production Manager and Technical Director to ensure all technical elements are ready for load in
  • Works with Production Manager to facilitates load in and load out
  • Coordinates the work of the stage crew
  • Oversees every performance of a production

During technical rehearsals/Show run

  • Prompts actors in their lines, entrances and exits
  • Marks out the dimensions of the set on the stage
  • Organizes and facilitates all scene changes
  • Communicates to actors and crew their individual duties during scene changes
  • Creates and maintains a running list of scene changes and the responsibilities of those involved
  • Coordinates the opening of the theater each night with the House Manager
  • Ensures that all sets and props are set before house opens
  • Ensures all set pieces and props are properly stored away each night
  • Works with House Manager to ensure dressing room and house are cleaned each night
  • Ensures the space is properly secured each night (e.g. all lights turned off, all appropriate doors locked)
  • At load out, ensure all actors’ personal items are returned to them and that all company items are stored properly
  • Obtains audience attendance list, (Goldstar, Brown Paper Tickets, and other ticketing services) from Outreach Director

Assistant Stage Manager(s)

Facilitates communication between the Stage Manager and the actors.  Ensures the safety of all members of the production.  Aids the Stage Manager with: opening the space, presetting all sets and props, scene changes, cleaning up and closing the space after each performance and other duties assigned for each show.

Director(s)

Works with actors to create a performance that maintains the Artistic Directors’ vision of the production.

  • Interprets the script and works with playwright on any changes to the script (Any changes to script must be provided to the company and the Stage Manager as soon as possible)
  • Casts the script in cooperation with Artistic Director and Production Manager
  • Collaborates with designers on all technical elements of the script
  • Communicates with actors and Assistant Production Manager to develop a rehearsal schedule for each piece
  • Guides/blocks actors’ movements in their work during rehearsals and ensures pacing of play is in conjunction with the overall feeling of the production, as established by the Artistic Director
  • Communicates all technical needs (lights, sound ques) to the Technical Director, Production Manager, Stage Manager and Designers

Lighting Designer(s)

Creates a light design that will enhance the mood and feeling of the production in accordance with the vision of the Director and Artistic Director.

  • Meets with the Director and other Designers to discuss the Director’s vision of the script
  • Works with the other Designers to ensure the creation of a unified look and feel for the production
  • Attends any rehearsals necessary to see the blocking and layout of the set
  • Works with the Production Manager and Technical Director that all necessary work is done on time and on budget
  • Works with Production Manager, Technical Director, and Stage Manager to ensure that all instruments are efficiently brought to the theatre for load in and that all instruments are set up correctly during hang and focus
  • Creates a lighting plot for the production to which the rest of the Production Team may have access
  • Creates a cue sheet for the Board Operator
  • Works with board operator to ensure they are familiar with the look and timing of all light cues

Set Designer(s)

Creates a set design that will enhance the mood and feeling of the production in accordance with the vision of the Director and Artistic Director.

  • Meets with the Director and other Designers to discuss the Director’s vision of the script
  • Works with the other Designers to ensure the creation of a unified look and feel for the production
  • Attends any rehearsals necessary to see the blocking and any specific needs for set pieces
  • Works with the Production Manager and Technical Director that all necessary work is done on time and on budget
  • Works with Production Manager, Technical Director, and Stage Manager to ensure that all set pieces are efficiently brought to the theatre for load in

Costume Designer(s)

Creates costume design that will enhance the mood and feeling of the production in accordance with the vision of the Director and Artistic Director.

  • Meets with the Director and other Designers to discuss the Director’s vision of the script
  • Works with the other Designers to ensure the creation of a unified look and feel for the production
  • Attends any rehearsals necessary to see specific costuming needs
  • Works with the Production Manager and Technical Director that all necessary work is done on time and on budget
  • Works with Production Manager, Technical Director, and Stage Manager to ensure that all costume pieces are efficiently brought to the theatre for load in
  • Works with Stage Manager and Directors to coordinate pulling pieces from actors’ personal wardrobes when necessary/appropriate
  • Creates a costume plot for each actor/character so that each actor knows what they are wearing for each scene/piece
  • At load out, ensure all actors’ personal items are returned to them and that all company items are stored properly

Sound Designer(s)

Creates a sound design that will enhance the mood and feeling of the production in accordance with the vision of the Director and Artistic Director.

  • Meets with the Director and other Designers to discuss the Director’s vision of the script
  • Works with the other Designers to ensure the creation of a unified look and feel for the production
  • Attends any rehearsals necessary to get a feel for the timing and requirements for all sound cues
  • Works with the Production Manager and Technical Director that all necessary work is done on time and on budget
  • Creates a cue sheet for the board operator
  • Works with board operator to ensure they are familiar with the look and timing of all sound cues

House Manager(s)

Ensures the smooth operation of the house during the performance.  This duty will be filled by company members when possible.

  • Orients and trains all house workers
  • Ensures that the house is clean and all ticketing and concessions are set up before house opens
  • Ensures that the daily ticket sales sheet is given to the appropriate person at the end of each performance
  • Ensures that all audience opinion surveys are collected at the end of the performance
  • Makes the preshow speech regarding no cell phones, no photography, filing audience surveys, and any other pertinent information (e.g. emergency exits or house specific rules)
  • Ensures that the house is clean and all concessions are put away before leaving for the night
  • Obtains audience attendance list, (Goldstar, Brownpaper Tickets, and other ticketing services) from Outreach Director
  • Obtains the comp list and TBA Adjudicator list from Executive Director

If you are interested in any of these positions, please email your resume or an explanation of your experience to us at outreach@lctc-sf.org and let us know!

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