We seek staff members who have a passion for the arts and who enjoy working in a creative and demanding environment. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Portland Center Stage is committed to supporting a diverse workforce and does not discriminate in employment based on race, color, religion, sex or national origin. Qualified applicants are considered for all positions without regard to age, marital status, sexual orientation, or the presence of a non-job-related medical condition or handicap.


Position Summary

Supervisor: Technical Director

Under the direct supervision of the Technical Director, the Assistant Technical Director is tasked with supporting the planning, budgeting, drafting, building, and load-in of all scenery.  The assistant Technical Director will also support the scene shop through material ordering and purchasing, tool maintenance and inventory, vehicle maintenance and paperwork, and all scene shop activities as assigned by the Technical Director. The ideal candidate will be self-motivated individual who can work both independently and within a team.  The candidate must be goal and process oriented, who thrives in a multi-project environment.  Applicants: See application instructions, below, for details on what to include with your resume.

Essential Responsibilities

  • The creation of the majority of build and technical drawings for the scene shop.
  • Engineer technical, mechanical and structural solutions.
  • Sourcing, research, pricing, and procuring of scenic elements, materials, tools and equipment in a timely manner.
  • Assists in the planning of shop work flow and advises on technical and procedural solutions to construction problems. Occasional coverage of the Technical Director duties during technical rehearsals and previews.
  • Supports other production departments as necessary, under the direction of the Technical Director.
  • Participates in all load-ins and strikes, as well as supporting technical rehearsals as needed.
  • Maintains the service and maintenance for the scene shop vehicle fleet.
  • Track, record, and regularly report expenses.
  • Maintain accurate paperwork on inventories, vendors, purchasing, and safety protocols.
  • Responsible for prop stock while the Prop Master is off contract.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Technical Director.


  • BFA in Technical Theatre or equivalent professional experience required.
  • Minimum 2 years experience in the construction of theatrical scenery for regional theater or equivalent. 
  • Drivers License required.

Skills and Knowledge

  • Proven ability in drafting, budgeting, purchasing, rigging, construction and advanced shop math.
  • Strong drafting skills to create accurate drawings for carpenters, working with Scenic Designers and Technical Director to create solutions to engineering and structural challenges with designs.
  • Experience with pneumatic, hydraulic, and motorized stage mechanics.
  • Knowledge of metal working tools and welding techniques.
  • Advanced knowledge of theatrical rigging techniques.
  • Hands on experience in scenic construction is highly desirable as well as experience in off-site construction facilities, rotating rep, and/or bus and truck type put-in schedules.
  • Proficient in the use of all stationary and hand power tools, woodworking tools, and pneumatic tools.
  • Able to face challenges and problem solve with a positive and imaginative mind-set.
  • Advanced computer skills in Microsoft Office and AutoCAD required.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent time management skills.

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions

  • Flexible schedule, including weekends and evenings as necessary.
  • Must be comfortable working in an environment in which directions and priorities can change rapidly.
  • Ability to lift and move 50 lbs.
  • Ability to work at heights.

Salary & Benefits

  • Salary depending on experience.
  • Medical benefits, including health, dental and vision available 1st day of month following hire.
  • Paid time off.
  • 403 (b) retirement plan available.

To Apply

The position is open until filled. Send the following materials to hr@pcs.org. Please use the subject line: Assistant Technical Director/PCS Website.

  • 3 PDFs of working drawings that show distinctly different technical problems, one of which is mechanical in nature.
  • 1 AutoCAD file of a complete project, unit or show.
  • Cover Letter and Resume.

No phone calls, please.


Supervisor: Operations Manager/House Managers during performances

This part-time, hourly position is responsible for greeting, assisting, and treating all our visitors with the utmost respect and courtesy. The position provides our guests, artists, and vendors with information and guidance with the highest level of responsiveness, and monitors lobby traffic at all times to ensure security of the facility.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Acknowledge and welcome all visitors to the theater and direct them to the right information or resource.
  • Answer questions about Portland Center Stage, the building and its history, performances, programs and events, as well as be knowledgeable about parking, local businesses and venues, and special events.
  • Accept packages, keep mail logs, answer phones as needed, notify appropriate staff when appointments or deliveries arrive.
  • Assure prompt and positive action on any guest’s questions, requests, concerns, suggestions and complaints.
  • Project an approachable and professional image in personal appearance, manner and demeanor.
  • Be always polite, flexible and accommodating.
  • Work with the Facilities team to ensure that appropriate access and security is maintained.  Monitors cameras and door/alarm systems as needed.
  • Maintain knowledge of emergency and evacuation procedures.
  • Assist with front-of-house activities when needed, and check in with the house manager half hour before curtain to see if they need any assistance.
  • Maintain a consistent presence at the lobby concierge desk with the exception of moving from the front desk to open doors or when helping a patron.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required

  • Must be customer service oriented. This position is on the front lines of PCS’s relationship with its patrons. Must be able to effectively and calmly deal with a multitude of patron issues while maintaining PCS policies.
  • Must be a master of conversation: able to converse with anybody in every situation in a non-threatening manner and with respect, and listen carefully to what others are saying and intend to say.
  • Must be knowledgeable about the building, the company and the programs, promotions and productions we offer, as well as be familiar with local businesses, parking, venues and special events.
  • Must love helping people and enjoy working with the public.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Intellectual curiosity.
  • Adaptability, flexibility and caring empathy.
  • Committed to working as a member of a team.
  • Proficient with computers, mobile technology and social networking media such as Facebook and Twitter.
  • Strong work ethic.
  • Self awareness and integrity (doing what’s right even when no one is looking).

Physical Requirements & Working Conditions

  • 20 -25 hours per week, variable schedule including daytime, evenings, and weekends.
  • Able to climb stairs.
  • Able to stand the duration of the work shift.
  • Physically able to lift and carry up to 30 lbs.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must be comfortable working in an environment in which directions and priorities can change rapidly.
  • Physically able to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment.

Education & Experience

  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • 2 years of customer service experience.
  • Theater background preferred.

  • Salary & Benefits

    • Hourly rate of $10.25
    • Complimentary tickets to all productions.

    To apply
    Send a cover letter and resume to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) with the subject line “Concierge/PCS Website.” Deadline to apply is October 30.

    No phone calls, please.


    The Armory Café & Bar and its staff are an important component of the theatergoing experience offered at Portland Center Stage. Employees in our food and beverage program work in partnership with the entire front of house team to ensure that patrons, artists, staff, and guests receive exemplary customer service and hospitality.

    The Food & Beverage Service Employee is responsible for working in the Armory Café and/or the Armory Bar to serve food, concessions, and beverages offered during performances and other events hosted at the Gerding Theater at the Armory. Candidates for this position must adhere to both food service regulations as prescribed by the Multnomah County Health Department, as well as alcohol service regulations as prescribed by the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC). Ideal applicants will exhibit cleanliness, order, speed, efficiency, and an attention to detail.

    Open availability preferred. Includes weekends, daytime, and early evening hours.

    Essential Responsibilities

    • Ensure that the quality of food and beverages served meet standards and expectations. Food & Beverage Service Employees must be able to recognize quality by attractiveness, color, form, plate, neatness, temperature, accompaniments, and garnishes.
    • Maintain working knowledge of all products available for purchase. Food & Beverage Service Employees must know the preparation methods, ingredients, preparation times, and portion sizes of all menu and bar items.
    • Serve, and prepare when needed, food and beverages at a quick pace to ensure all patrons are seated on time.
    • Track product and notify Supervisor(s) of ordering needs.
    • Work to reduce waste.
    • Work with the Supervisor(s) and Events & Rentals Manager to execute catered events.
    • Assist all food and beverage staff during service as needed.
    • Maintain clean and orderly work stations at all times. Thoroughly clean work stations at the end of each shift.
    • Assist customers with cash handling transactions with attentiveness and accuracy.
    • Guarantee that work stations are prepared to be used by outside caterers, whenever necessar..
    • Additional duties and training sessions as assigned by Supervisor(s).

    Qualifications & Skills

    • Food Handlers/OLCC Alcohol Service Permit in hand.
    • Minimum one year experience required, two years experience preferred.
    • Fundamental service techniques.
    • Working knowledge of wine, beer, spirits, and espresso drinks.
    • The ability to multitask with a sense of urgency and timeliness is essential. Candidates must be able to work efficiently with ease and calm, while projecting confidence and professionalism.
    • Previous server, food runner, barista, barback and/or bartender experience expected. Candidates for this position must be able to respond to requests immediately.
    • Neat and clean appearance required.
    • Candidates must demonstrate an effortless and friendly demeanor, excellent oral communication skills, and a positive can-do attitude.
    • Strong attention to detail.
    • Ability to follow instructions and procedures.
    • Any combination of theatre, brunch, or kitchen experiences a plus, as well as a desire to cultivate relationships with our consistent customer base.

    Physical Requirements & Working Conditions

    • Ability to stand for extended periods of time.
    • Ability to lift a minimum 30 lbs.
    • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with rapidly changing priorities.
    • Ability to provide consistent service to patrons during multiple high-volume performances.
    • This position requires correct cash handling.

    Salary & Benefits

    • Hourly rate of $10.00.
    • This position is part-time, seasonal, and non-exempt.
    • Complimentary tickets to productions.
    • Employee meal benefits.

    To apply
    Send a cover letter and resume to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) with the subject line “Food and Beverage Staff/PCS Website.”

    No phone calls, please.

    EVENING CUSTODIAN (2 Positions Available)

    Operations Manager

    The position is part time, non-exempt with variable hours. We are seeking a self-motivated individual for janitorial services. The ideal candidate will be focused, flexible, have great attention to detail, and thrive in a multi-task oriented environment.

    Essential Responsibilities

    • Cleaning and recycling of the facility, including special attention to administrative offices, public areas, restrooms, Vera Katz Park, and outside trash receptacles.
    • Manages waste stream for the highest levels of efficiency and recycling.
    • Maintains and organizes janitorial storage areas.
    • Maintains accurate inventory of janitorial equipment, materials and supplies.
    • Notifies Lead Custodian when supplies are needed.
    • Ensures compliance with LEED “Green Cleaning” standards.
    • Adheres to regulations and workplace safety rules.
    • Completes a daily janitorial report.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.

    Qualifications & Skills

    • Minimum 2 years experience in janitorial and cleaning buildings and grounds of a large facility.
    • Proficient in use of materials, methods, practices and equipment used in building cleaning and maintenance. 
    • Manages time efficiently and appropriately, with the ability to learn show and event schedules to help identify special space considerations and priorities.
    • Two or more years of college or vocational school or equivalent.
    • Has basic word processing and email capability.
    • Ability to read and follow written reports, instructions and OSHA regulations.
    • CPR Certification a plus.

    Physical Requirements & Working Conditions

    • Must be comfortable working in an environment in which directions and priorities can change rapidly.
    • Ability to stand for extended periods of time and reach restricted spaces.
    • Ability to lift up to 75 pounds.
    • Flexible schedule, including weekends and evenings, as necessary.

    Salary & Benefits

    • $10.25 per hour
    • Part-time, 20 hours per week, non-exempt
    • Complimentary tickets to U.S Bank Main Stage and Ellyn Bye Studio productions.

    To apply
    Please submit a cover letter and resume to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) with the subject line “Evening Custodian/PCS Website.”

    No phone calls, please.

    Portland Center Stage is committed to supporting a diverse workforce and does not discriminate in employment based on race, color, religion, sex or national origin. Qualified applicants are considered for all positions without regard to age, marital status, sexual orientation, or the presence of a non-job-related medical condition or handicap.

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