Employment

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.


TEMPORARY PROPS ARTISAN

The position is non-exempt, seasonal, temporary (over hire) employment. This position assists the Properties Department in the fabrication, modification, purchasing, installation, and maintenance of all hand props, furniture, prop soft goods, and paper goods.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Constructs props, furniture, soft goods, and paper goods.
  • Loads and installs completed props in the theatre for technical and dress rehearsals.
  • Consults blueprints, prop research images, prop lists and scripts for accurate design information.
  • Purchases props and materials from various sources and assists in locating specific props.
  • Maintains tools and keeps shop clean and orderly.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Properties Master.


Qualifications

  • Experience in the construction of props, furniture, sculpture, and soft goods.

Skills and Knowledge

  • Creative problem-solver who can work independently or with a group.
  • Knowledge of hand and power tools, carpentry, welding, casting, sewing, upholstery, sculpture, faux finish painting, and furniture building.
  • Experience with electronics, pneumatics and stage weapons a plus.
  • Computer skills in Photoshop, InDesign, Excel, and Word.
  • Exhibits a positive attitude with good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Highly organized.
  • Self-motivated.
  • Previous theatrical experience preferred, but not required.


Physical Requirements and Working Conditions

  • Understanding of how prop projects must meet the aesthetic, functional, and scheduling needs of the show.
  • Must be comfortable working in an environment in which directions and priorities can change rapidly.
  • Able to lift a 1/2” sheet of plywood weighing 50 pounds and cut it on a table saw.

Salary & Benefits

  • $15/hr
  • Complimentary tickets to all Portland Center Stage performances

To Apply

Send a cover letter and résumé to hr@pcs.org. Please use the subject line: Temporary Props Artisan/PCS Website.

No phone calls, please.


PRODUCTION SOUND/VIDEO ENGINEER

The position is non-exempt, seasonal, temporary (over hire) employment. The candidate will help the team with load ins/strikes, events, and subbing throughout the 2015-16 season. The job requires the knowledge to run live mixes for large musicals as well as engineering and operating playback shows throughout the season; assist the Sound Designer as needed; assist in maintaining the sound and video systems to keep in good working order and troubleshoot problems throughout the building.


Essential Responsibilities

  • Programming- QLab3 audio/video, Presonus Studiolive 32.4.2 AI, Yamaha M7CL/CL1, and Ashly Protea digital processors and future production software.
  • Create line drawings and system diagrams using OmniGraffle Pro.
  • Using various patch bays to assign audio, video and network signals, set up FOH mixer positions, on stage speaker placement, cable runs and setting up Clear Com for load in’s and strikes for productions and events.
  • Operate and maintain the seasons musicals- including 16+ channel wireless system , 20+ orchestra inputs, Studiolive AI, M7CL/CL1 and Qlab programming.
  • Knowledge and understanding of digital and analog mixing consoles, as well as show software.
  • Operate and maintain PCS productions, events and lobby systems.
  • Operate extra events as needed.
  • Perform other duties as required.


Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s or equivalent experience preferred.
  • Experience working in a professional environment.
  • 3 years working in the sound industry with a strong emphasis on theatre.

Skills and Knowledge

  • Knowledge and understanding of Apple OS systems and hardware required.
  • Knowledge of Pro Tools, Sound Studio or other sound editing software required.
  • Knowledge of video engineering and programming with Qlab3 or future software preferred.
  • Knowledge of BSS Soundweb is preferred.
  • The ability to troubleshoot issues and resolve in a quick manner.
  • Willingness to learn new equipment and software programs.
  • Networking Computers- Mac and PC.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Good organizational skills.


Physical Requirements and Working Conditions

  • Able to lift 50 lbs.
  • Flexible Schedule, evenings and weekends required, plus days around holidays.
  • Must be comfortable working in an environment in which directions and priorities can change rapidly.

Salary & Benefits

  • $14.50/Hourly
  • Complimentary tickets to all PCS productions.

To Apply

Send a cover letter and résumé to hr@pcs.org. Please use the subject line: Production Sound/Video Engineer/PCS Website.

No phone calls, please.


SOUND ENGINEER

The position is non-exempt, seasonal, temporary (over hire) employment. The candidate will assist the team with load ins/strikes, events, and subbing throughout the 2015-16 season. The job requires the knowledge to operate playback shows throughout the season; provide Audio 2 support for the musicals when required; assist in the load in and strikes of performances and events.
Essential Responsibilities

  • Using various patch bays to assign audio, video and network signals, speaker hanging, cable runs, and setting up Clear Com, for load in’s and strikes for productions and events.
  • Programming- QLab3 audio/video, Presonus Studiolive 32.4.2 AI, Yamaha M7CL/CL1, and Ashly Protea digital processors and future production software.
  • Perform Audio 2 duties for large musicals, including helping with dressing mics on actors for the musicals and monitor mixing when needed.
  • Knowledge and understanding of digital and analog mixing consoles and show software.
  • Operate and maintain PCS productions, events and lobby systems.
  • Operate events as needed.
  • Perform other duties as required.


Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s or equivalent experience preferred.
  • Experience working in a professional environment required.
  • 2 years of working in the sound industry.  Theatre experience preferred.

Skills and Knowledge

  • Knowledge and understanding of Apple OS systems and hardware required.
  • Knowledge of programming Qlab3, Studiolive AI, Yamaha M7CL/CL1, preferred.
  • Knowledge of video production preferred.
  • Knowledge of Pro Tools, Sound Studio, Library Monkey or other sound editing software preferred.
  • The ability to troubleshoot issues and resolve in a quick manner.
  • Willingness to learn new equipment and software programs.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Good organizational skills.


Physical Requirements and Working Conditions

  • Able to lift 50 lbs.
  • Flexible Schedule, evenings and weekends required, plus days around holidays.
  • Must be comfortable working in an environment in which directions and priorities can change rapidly.

Salary & Benefits

  • $14.50/Hourly
  • Complimentary tickets to all PCS productions.

To Apply

Send a cover letter and résumé to hr@pcs.org. Please use the subject line: Sound Engineer/PCS Website.

No phone calls, please.


CARPENTER

Responsible for the layout, fabrication, construction, installation, and maintenance of scenic units for live theater. The position is seasonal, full-time, non-exempt.

Essential Responsibilities

  • In accordance with standard safety procedures, lays-out, assembles and finishes scenic elements.
  • Reads and consults plans and blueprints.
  • Is responsible for the satisfactory commencement and completion of scenic elements as assigned.
  • Maintains familiarity with basic scenery construction materials and methods.
  • Follows through on designer’s requests on scenic elements.
  • Transports scenery from shop to theater and installs the same.
  • Assists in the implementation of mechanical and automated scenery.
  • Cleans up the scene shop at the end of the day.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Ability to perform mathematical calculations in the construction of scenic elements.
  • Prior carpentry experience; prior experience in the reading and understanding of blue-prints and working drawings.

Skills & Knowledge

  • Outstanding communication, organizational, and team building skills.
  • Be focused, flexible and have strong attention to detail.
  • Self-motivation with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously with limited supervision.
  • Ability to build effective working relationships with co-workers.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a variety of people.
  • Sensitivity to confidential information.
  • Excellent computer skills, including experience with Microsoft Office Suite and Tessitura database system.

Physical Requirements & Working Conditions

  • Must be comfortable working in an environment in which directions and priorities can change rapidly.
  • Ability to lift 4’ x 8’ sheet of 3/4” o.s.b. weighing 75 pounds and cut it on a table saw.
  • Ability to work at heights.
  • General good physical condition.

Salary & Benefits

  • $15/hr (non-exempt).
  • Medical benefits, including health, dental and vision available 1st day of month following hire.
  • Paid vacation, sick and personal days.
  • 403 (b) with 2% match retirement plan available.
  • Complimentary tickets to all PCS productions.

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

No phone calls, please.


ACCOUNTING MANAGER

The Accounting Manager is a full time, exempt position. We are seeking a detailed and team-oriented individual with experience in non-profit accounting. The Accounting Manager is responsible for maintaining control and accuracy over the accounting transactions, records, trial balance, monthly reports, other reports as needed, and works closely with the auditors during the annual audit. This position ensures accounting practices follow GAAP, IRS and legal requirements. The Accounting Manager is part of a three person department, along with the Finance Director and Accountant. The Accounting Department provides support and information to all other departments.

Essential Responsibilities

General Ledger:

  • Oversees accurate and timely maintenance of general ledger accounts and records.
  • Oversees or reconciles all general ledger accounts.
  • Month, quarter and year-end close responsibilities.
  • Accurate and timely generation financial reports as required. 
  • Provides recommendations on improvements in internal control and efficiency.
  • Maintenance of chart of accounts.

Payroll:

  • Oversees payroll functions.

Accounts Receivable:

  • Oversees input from cash reports from Box Office, Development, Education and Facilities.
  • Prepares cash deposits from all but Box Office.
  • May deposit cash to bank. 
  • Maintains accurate receivable records and control reports.
  • Provides information, as needed, to Development related to pledges and contributions receivable.
  • Maintains and communicates to Finance Director level of cash flow, ability to pay invoices due as well as payrolls, and all information necessary for Executive decisions related to the financial conditions of the company.

Accounts Payable:

  • Oversees accounts payable functions.

General:

  • Prepares and distribute departmental spend reporting at month end.
  • Provides operational support as required.
  • Loads budget information into QB for use in budget vs actual reporting.
  • Cross trains on other accounting functions.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Arts or Science degree in Accounting, Finance, or Business preferred.
  • Four years of progressively responsible management experience with specific accountabilities for cash management, forecasting, budgeting and accounting functions.
  • Non-profit accounting experience preferred.
  • A combination of education and experience may be substituted for the above.
  • An interest in theater as an art form a plus.

Skills and Knowledge

  • Familiarity with GAAP, FASB, and non-profit accounting principles.
  • Forward looking planning skills and the ability to anticipate the impact of operating decisions on cash flows, earnings, and financial position.
  • Knowledge of/willingness to learn accounting systems and procedures.
  • Experience working with computerized accounting systems, Quickbooks Pro software a plus.
  • Ability to build effective working relationships with co-workers.
  • Sensitivity to confidential information.
  • Strong organizational skills.

Salary & Benefits

  • Salary depending on experience.
  • Medical benefits available 1st day of month following hire.
  • Paid vacation, sick and personal days.
  • 403 (b) retirement plan with a 2% company match available.
  • Complimentary tickets to all PCS productions.

To apply
Please submit a cover letter and resume to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) with the subject line “Accounting Manager/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.

Our Town
September 12 — October 11

Sex with Strangers
October 10 — November 22

Sign up for the PCS email list.

Accessibility