CAREERS

 

 


STAGE MANAGER


Circus Center is seeking a Stage Manager for the end-of-year show for our San Francisco Youth Circus (pre-professional circus troupe). We are looking for someone with stage management experience to run this fully designed and produced, full-length show that will perform for 3 weeks from April 29-May 13.

Schedule will include some Monday, Wednesday and/or Friday 4:00p-6:30pm as well as the following:
  • Friday, March 10, 6:30-9 pm
  • Saturday, March 18, 1-4 pm
  • Tuesday, March 28, 6:30-9 pm
  • Sunday, April 2, 2-5 pm
  • Friday, April 7, 6:30-9 pm
  • Sunday, April 9, 1-4 pm
  • Friday, April 14, 6:30-9 pm
  • Tuesday, April 18, 6:30-9 pm
Tech Rehearsals:
  • Sunday, April 23, 12-8:30 pm
  • Wednesday, April 26, 4-8:30 pm
  • Friday, April 28, 4-10 pm
Performances
  • Saturday, April 29 – Call time 12:00 pm, Show 7:30 pm
  • Sunday, April 30 – Call time 1:00 pm, Show 3:00 pm
  • Friday, May 5 – Call time 4:00 pm, Show 7:30 pm
  • Saturday, May 6 – Call time 1:00 pm, Shows at 3:00 pm and 7:30 pm
  • Sunday, May 7 – Call time 1:00 pm, Show 3:00 pm
  • Friday, May 12 – Call time 4:00 pm, Show 7:30 pm
  • Saturday, May 13 – Call time 1:00 pm, Show 3:00 pm
The stage manager will work closely with the director of the show and the director of the youth program as well as the entire production and artistic staff.

Duties include:
  • Attending rehearsals to take blocking and directing notes
  • Attending all production meetings
  • Creating and distributing rehearsal reports, production meeting notes and performance reports
  • Creating a thorough cue sheet and calling cues for all performances
  • Helping Director to set up rehearsal space
  • Set up for performances
  • Take attendance for rehearsals and performances, contact missing cast members
  • Assist with strike nightly during performance and at the end of the run
Qualifications:
  • Experience in stage management of live performance
  • Experience working with youth
  • Knowledge of technical theatre
  • Experience with circus performance preferred
Compensation is dependent on experience. To apply, please email a resume to jobs [AT] circuscenter [DOT] org with “Stage Manager – Your Name” in the subject line. No phone calls, please.


LIGHTING DESIGNER


Circus Center is seeking a Lighting Designer for the end-of-year show for our San Francisco Youth Circus (pre-professional circus troupe).  We are looking for someone with lighting design experience to help create a fully designed and produced, full-length show that will perform for 3 weeks from April 29-May 13.

Mandatory availability:
  • Sunday, April 23 12p-8:30p
  • Wednesday, April 26 4p-8:30p
  • Friday, April 27 4p-10p
The lighting designer will work closely with the Director, Technical Director and other artistic staff to create the world of the show.  You will be working with a small house plot that will need to be added to and can be changed for the design of the show.

Duties:
  • Create a lighting design in conversation with the Director to create the world of the show
  • Turn in a lighting plot, additional instrument rental list and schedule by March 1, 2017
  • Rig, focus and cue lights prior to Technical rehearsal on April 23, 2017
  • Attend all production meetings and technical rehearsals
  • Attend at least two rehearsals before completion date of lighting plot
Qualifications:
  • Experience designing lights for live performance
  • Knowledge of electrics, lighting instruments and light boards
  • Experience working with youth
  • Experience working in a creative team
  • Experience with circus performance preferred
Compensation is dependent on experience. To apply, please email a resume to jobs [AT] circuscenter [DOT] org with “Lighting Designer – Your Name” in the subject line. No phone calls, please.


COSTUME COORDINATOR


Circus Center is seeking a Costume Coordinator for the end-of-year show for our San Francisco Youth Circus (pre-professional circus troupe).  We are looking for someone with costuming experience to help create a fully designed and produced, full-length show that will perform for 3 weeks from April 29-May 13.
 
Mandatory availability:
  • Sunday, April 23 12p-8:30p
  • Wednesday, April 26 4p-8:30p
  • Friday, April 27 4p-10p
The costume coordinator will work closely with the Director, Technical Director and other artistic staff to create the world of the show.  You will be working with purchased and pulled costumes that need minimal sewing or altering.  

Duties:
  • Create a costume list of needs with the Director to create the world of the show
  • Turn in a costume plan, purchase/buy list for costuming and schedule by March 1, 2017
  • Create a complete costume rack prior to Technical rehearsal on April 23, 2017
  • Attend all production meetings and technical rehearsals
  • Complete all measuring and fitting of performers
  • Manage parent volunteer assistance with sewing and accessories to finish all costume needs in a timely fashion
  • Assist with strike by gathering costumes for laundering, repair and replace in costume room.
Qualifications:
  • Experience costuming for live performance
  • Some knowledge of sewing and costume design
  • Experience working with youth
  • Experience working in a creative team
  • Experience managing volunteers preferred
  • Experience with circus performance preferred
Compensation is dependent on experience. To apply, please email a resume to jobs [AT] circuscenter [DOT] org with “Costume Coordinator – Your Name” in the subject line. No phone calls, please.


TECHNICAL DIRECTOR/FACILITY MANAGER
(PART-TIME)


If you want to bring technical skill and organizational prowess to a growing training and performing arts center, we want to hear from you!

Circus Center, the oldest and largest circus training and performing arts center on the West Coast, seeks a Facility Manager & Technical Director to support both the training and performance wings of our operation. Facility Manager responsibilities include managing and maintaining our equipment inventory, building repair and maintenance, and supervising the custodial staff. Technical Director responsibilities include overseeing lights, sound, costumes, props, set, and all technical elements of our productions. Our production calendar (September-August) includes 13 total shows: 7 Cabaret shows, 2 Clown Conservatory shows, 1 all-school showcase, 1 showcase and 1 original show by our adult recreational students, and 1 original show by our youth performance troupe, the SF Youth Circus.

Duties include:

  • Managing budgets for facility repair and maintenance, new equipment purchases, and all productions;
  • Keeping inventory and monitoring condition of production equipment and select training equipment, and overseeing schedule of preventive maintenance, repair, and replacement;
  • Ensuring overall building and grounds upkeep and performance (or oversight) of light maintenance and repair work, including carpentry, plumbing, and/or electrical;
  • Supervising the regular performance of custodial duties;
  • Operating, maintaining, and safeguarding the technical assets of the Center, including supervising the use of lighting, sound, communications equipment, and the use and maintenance of stage facilities;
  • Determining the necessary technical supports (lighting, sound, staging, etc.) necessary for events and performances presented at the facility;
  • Designing, setting up, maintaining, and operating lighting and sound systems for productions, and assisting guest artists with technical matters;
  • Advising production staff on technical specifications, costs, and usage of technical equipment required for any individual show, and supervising the implementation of approved technical designs;
  • Supervising and assisting with set construction and stage management;
  • Recruiting, training, and assigning volunteer/paid technical staff for individual shows;
  • Attending rehearsals and technical rehearsals, in order to supervise and assist in the technical aspects of mounting shows; and
  • Being available for run of shows as necessary.


Qualifications:

  • Experience in the technical aspects of live performing arts required. Experience in technical direction preferred.
  • Working knowledge of production techniques, methods, and procedures, including stage, set, sound and lighting design and implementation; stage management; computerized lighting systems; digital sound equipment; stage carpentry; and appropriate safety precautions and procedures;
  • Ability to analyze and evaluate the need for technical support for various events and productions (technical performance staff contacts within the community preferred);
  • Ability to work collaboratively with creative and production staff, program directors, and  instructors;
  • Ability to assist in budget preparation;
  • Disciplined, well-organized, and highly detail-oriented;
  • Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills;
  • A proven record in working successfully with diverse populations; and
  • A positive attitude and an ability to be decisive yet flexible, with a comprehensive approach to problem solving and decision-making.


OTHER REQUIREMENTS

Physical Demands and Work Environment
The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by employees to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical Demands

  • Frequently: stand/walk, seated, performs desk-based computer tasks.
  • Occasionally: climb (ladders, scaffolds, lift, or other), twist/bend/stoop/squat, reach/work above shoulders, grasp lightly/fine manipulation, use a telephone, writing by hand, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 20 pounds
  • Rarely: kneel/crawl, grasp forcefully, sort/file paperwork or parts, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh >50 pounds.

Work Environment

  • May be exposed to noise >80dB TWA
  • May be working at heights 4-15 Ft.

We envision this role as flexible and part-time, with hours scaling up during productions, but we are open to making a bigger commitment to the right candidate. Circus Center offers a competitive wage, a range of employee and training benefits, and all the perks that come with working and training at a high-quality facility with other top-notch instructors in beautiful, dynamic San Francisco. Candidates must have a valid driver’s license, clean driving record, and be currently eligible to work in the United States (citizen, green card, work visa).
 
Review of applications will begin immediately. Salary is commensurate with experience. To apply, please e-mail a cover letter and resume to jobs [AT] circuscenter [DOT] org with “Facility Manager/TD - Your Name” in the subject line. No phone calls, please.


OUTREACH ADMINISTRATOR


If you are a passionate individual with an eye for detail who wants to play a key role in shaping and growing an exciting new social circus program, we want to hear from you!

Circus Center, the oldest and largest circus training and performing arts center on the West Coast, seeks a part-time administrator (flexible schedule, ~10 hours/week to start) for our new social circus outreach program. Our new program is a seven-month pilot program (mid-January through mid-August 2017) bringing a progressive circus curriculum to a school that serves 6-15 elementary and middle school-age children with learning differences and developmental disabilities. The program also includes consultations and trainings to help Circus Center improve the inclusivity of all of our children’s programming.

Reporting to the Program Manager, the Outreach Administrator is responsible (in partnership with the staff at our partner school) for all aspects of the program, including staff management, logistics, documentation, and evaluation. In addition, we hope that the Outreach Administrator will play a key role in identifying additional partners and collaborators for the expansion of this outreach program.

Duties include:

  • Ensuring appropriate staffing;
  • Managing logistics surrounding equipment and vehicles;
  • Communicating details about program needs and activities to all relevant parties;
  • Overseeing video, photo, and other forms of program documentation;
  • Assisting in data collection and analysis for program evaluation; and
  • Identifying and engaging with new potential partners and collaborators for future program expansion.


Qualifications:

  • Passion for social circus and programs benefiting underserved populations;
  • Ability to work collaboratively with department directors, program directors, and instructors;
  • Disciplined, well-organized, and highly detail-oriented;
  • Take initiative and demonstrate persistence in engaging with organizational bureaucracy;
  • Experience with program management and/or school administration;
  • Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills;
  • A proven record in working successfully with diverse populations; and
  • A positive attitude and an ability to be decisive yet flexible, with a comprehensive approach to problem solving and decision-making.


OTHER REQUIREMENTS

Physical Demands and Work Environment

The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by employees to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical Demands
While performing the duties of this job, employees are regularly required to sit, walk, stand, and climb stairs; talk or hear, both in person and by telephone; use hands repetitively to finger, handle, feel or operate standard office equipment; reach with hands and arms; and lift up to 30 pounds unassisted. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment
While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be exposed to various components of an office environment such as florescent lighting, pollen, dust, recycled air, cooling fans, VDTs, semi-enclosed areas, seasonal warmer/cooler temperatures and office noise.

Review of applications will begin immediately. Salary is commensurate with experience. To apply, please e-mail a cover letter and resume to jobs [AT] circuscenter [DOT] org with “Outreach Administrator - Your Name” in the subject line. No phone calls, please.



CAMP INSTRUCTORS


If you are a circus instructor with a passion for youth development who wants to make a difference in the lives of hundreds of kids, we want to hear from you! Circus Center, the oldest and largest circus training and performing arts center on the West Coast, seeks Camp Instructors to teach in our 2017 Day Camp program. This is a long-running, popular, circus-based day camp in San Francisco. Reporting to the Camp Director, Camp Instructors will participate in all aspects of the camp experience, June 5 – August 25, 2017.

Duties Include:

  • Create a fun, safe, and supportive environment where children can explore the many skills that create circus arts.
  • Represent the school in appearance, attitude, and philosophy in dealing with students, parents and the general public.
  • Work with other instructors to create and teach a broad curriculum of circus arts and circus related activities
  • Alternate responsibility for end of camp curbside pick up with other instructors.
  • Ensure the proper equipment and appropriate staffing are available for scheduled activities.
  • Regularly inspect equipment to make sure it is safe and in good condition.
  • Help produce an end of week performance every week.
  • Attend scheduled camp teacher meetings to plan camp activities and upcoming performances.
  • Delegate responsibilities to assistants and interns
  • Ensure the safety of each child while addressing their physical and emotional needs

Qualifications:

  • Experience working with K-8th grade children;
  • Demonstrated leadership experience;
  • Skill instructing one or more gymnastic/circus arts; and
  • A flexible, trustworthy, creative, and positive leader.

To Apply: Review of applications will begin immediately. Wage is commensurate with experience. To apply, please fill out this form. No phone calls, please.



Teacher guides students through warm up before a handstand class | Circus Center | San Francisco

Teacher helps young student through jumping exercise | Circus Center | San Francisco


Teacher adjusts head position of student during Physical Limitation Elimination class | Circus Center | San Francisco


Teacher guides student as to how to properly execute a static trapeze exercise | Circus Center | San Francisco


Contortion teacher helps student with a stretch | Circus Center | San Francisco


Master teacher Lu Yi corrects a student's position during a handstand | Circus Center | San Francisco


Tacher observes as young students jumps on the trampoline | Circus Center | San Francisco


Teacher Elena Panova guides student through a single point trapeze exercise | Circus Center | San Francisco


Teachers looks as young circus student performs tissu routine | Circus Center | San Francisco


Students joyfully struggles to climb on to the rolla bolla with the teachers' assistance | Circus Center | San Francisco


Contortion instructor helps student during a stretch a the barr | Circus Center | San Francisco


Youth Circus instructor shows students how to juggle | Circus Center | San Francisco


Teacher Elena Panova demonstrates how to perform an exercise on the static trapeze | Cirucs Center | San Francisco


Youth Circus teacher observes as young circus student performs on the tissu | Circus Center | San Francisco


Handstand instructor checks student is in the proper position | Circus Center | San Francisco


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