Current Openings


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Current Openings

Technical Director - Stage Manager - Scene Shop Supervisor - Cutter Draper
Technical Director
Technical Director – PCPA – Pacific Conservatory Theatre seeks a highly skilled team leader for its Technical Director position.

The TD is responsible for the overall operation of the scene shop, including; season planning, working drawings, budgeting labor and materials, and construction of all scenic elements. As a member of the conservatory faculty; teaching aspects of stagecraft competencies and supervising students in production labs.

The T.D. assists in long-range planning, ensure safety standards, supervises professional staff and students, and attends tech/dress rehearsals and production meetings.

Master’s Degree preferred, Bachelor’s degree required with four to five years of professional experience. C.A.D. (VectorWorks and/or AutoCAD) proficiency required.

PCPA produces 10 shows per year in three theatres. Full-time, year-round position with benefits. Position open until filled. Salary starts at $49,920 per year.

Start Date January 7th, 2019 or upon candidate availability.
Email a cover letter, resume and 3 references to Jeff Allen, Production Manager,
Stage Manager (non-AEA)
PCPA seeks an experienced Stage Manager.

You will stage manage shows throughout the season beginning with the PCPA summer production of The Addams Family.

In collaboration with the Production Stage Manager you will lead all stage management activities and all stage management interns, including; conducting all rehearsal and performance activity personally or through intern assignments; coordinating all crew assignments with other Production department heads; teach Conservatory students in both classroom and lab settings.

You will work with the Production Manager to schedule meetings and other events needed to complete the production process. Your duties will include maintaining compliance with AEA/URTA contract.

You will be an essential communication link for the entire company. This position carries with it great deal of responsibility, understanding the significance of every link of the organization.

Position to begin late May 2019. , BA/BFA and 2+ years of professional experience required. A Master’s degree or MFA in theatre or related field is preferred. Salary is $49,920.

Please send cover letter and resume to Jeff Allen,

The link to the full job description is below.


Scene Shop Supervisor
PCPA – Pacific Conservatory Theatre seeks a skilled, collaborative company member for our Scene Shop Supervisor.

The position will begin in May of 2019. Interviews will be held over the phone, USITT, and SETC. Position will remain open until filled.

This position requires an energetic and motivated individual that will work well in a fast-paced professional scene shop, building multiple shows per year for our three theatres in Santa Maria and (outdoor) Solvang. Must have good theatrical carpentry and welding skills. Rigging skills a plus.

A great opportunity to work on collaborative and individual projects. Under the direction of the Technical Director and ATD, the Scene Shop Supervisor will also lead and mentor interns and students from the conservatory training program. Full-time with benefits.

For professional theatre work on the beautiful Central Coast of California, send cover letter and resume to: Jeff Allen, Production Manager, PCPA, The job description, information about Pacific Conservatory Theatre and our season can be found at our website.

PCPA –Pacific Conservatory Theatre seeks a motivated, enthusiastic individual for our Costume Cutter/Draper position.

Responsible for creation of costumes, patterning and all facets of the construction process as well as alterations and maintenance of pulled or rented costumes. The Cutter/Draper instructs the staff technician, first hand, stitchers and students.

This position also mentors, and provides hands-on training for students and interns in a lab setting. Requirements include a thorough understanding of all aspects of the costume design and construction process and all related aspects of the overall theatre production process, strong stitching skills, the ability to work under deadline, flexibility, and excellent communication skills.

PCPA produces 7 - 9 shows per year in three theatres. We are located on the central coast of California nestled between vineyards and the ocean. Are you tired of Hurricanes or don’t want to experience another snowpocalpse? Come out to California where we have fewer earthquakes than Oklahoma.

This is a full-time position with a starting hourly compensation of $16.25 plus occasional overtime. This position includes an employer paid health benefit package.

The position will begin in February of 2019.

Send cover letter, resume and three references to Jeff Allen, Production Manager, PCPA Theater,

The link to the full job description is below.


Sound Engineer
PCPA – Pacific Conservatory Theatre is looking for an enthusiastic and skilled individual to become our staff Sound Engineer/Designer. This is a full-time year-round position with benefits.

Are you a sound engineer with interest and experience in sound design? Do you have a knowledge of sound and theatrical practices along with music and audio skills? Do you enjoy using your combined music and engineering knowledge? Do you have experience in studio recordings? Do you have advance knowledge of QLab, Pro Tools, Logic, Wireless Workbench, or Dante? What is your experience with Yamaha digital consoles and Shure wireless systems?

As a staff member of PCPA candidates will be part of the mentoring and training of the students and interns of the conservatory.

Well qualified candidates may have the opportunity to sound design when not operating as the FOH engineer.

PCPA produces 8-10 shows per year in three theatres. Do you have a Bachelor Degree in theater and 2 – 3 years of professional experience? The position begins around the end of October. We may fill the position temporarily from the end of October through December 23rd. A full-time position would then begin in January of 2019. When you apply let us know if you are interested in the temporary or year-round position.

Send cover letter and resume with three references via email only to: Jeff Allen, A complete job description can be downloaded below.

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