A Place Called Home

Theater Facility Manager

Employment type
Full Time
21 days ago
Los Angeles

A Place Called Home is seeking a resourceful Theater Facility Manager Under the direction of the Associate Program Director, the Theater Facility Manager is responsible for the facilities management aspects, which includes collaborating with other APCH departments and outside entities to book and maintain the space. There is also a concession/catering kitchen that will be used as a concessions vending facility to be run in partnership with our Social Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Program. The Theater Facility Manager position is one of leadership and includes connecting with and cultivating partnerships with other nonprofit theater, screening and performance venues to share resources and collaborate on projects and program elements.

APCH has a 20-year history of providing high quality multidisciplinary arts exposure, instruction and production/performance opportunities. With the opening our new Teen & Performing Arts Center, we have added a 178-seat state of the art theater to our campus and we are committed to launching an in-house theater training and production program, as well as hosting and supporting multidisciplinary performance and production opportunities, including Spoken Word, Concerts, Plays, Screenings and Community Meetings. The Theater will be primarily used as an in-house facility, including for academic classes part of every day, and will also welcome resident and guest artists and productions.

Job Title: Theater Facility Manager
Reports to: Associate Program Director-Arts and Creative Expression
Pay Rate: 17.00-21.00/hour


  • Work under the Associate Director, Arts Programs to successfully implement relevant goals outlined in the organization’s Strategic Plan
  • Assist in developing/planning program work plans, monitoring program progress, and regularly reporting updates on program activities
  • Develop relationships in the neighborhood and arts community to cultivate resources
  • Attend all required program meetings (Department meetings, Check-in with Supervisor, etc.) and attend outside meetings and events related to program needs and development
  • Prepare and submit all paperwork in a timely manner (Monthly reports, assessments, etc.)
  • Lead and contribute to ongoing development of program elements and policies Theater Facility Management
  • Facilitate and manage extended hours usage of The Bridge Theater, including scheduling, collaborating with Facilities, Security, Operations, Social Enterprise/Entrepreneurship and Communications departments and staff, as well as guest artists, productions and community partners
  • Work with supervisor and Operations to establish a Bridge Theater Facility budget, including setting rental rates, projecting maintenance and repair costs, establishing a production services menu and a team to provide production services for in-house and guest/rental productions
  • Manage and oversee maintenance of the Bridge Theater Facility, including backstage and A/V Control Room and all equipment

Theater Tech

  • Ensure the smooth running of the technical aspects of the theatre’s day-to- day operation
  • Organize the rigging and setting of lighting, setting up of sound equipment
  • Operate sound, lighting and other effects during performances, as directed by members of the creative and production teams
  • Help furnish rehearsals with appropriate lighting, sound and scenery as needed
  • Promote a culture of safety
  • Attend production meetings and regular technical department meetings as required
  • Be on-call for event needs
  • Provide basic training of equipment to staff
  • Ensure the theater and lobby areas are maintained

Stagecraft Instruction

  • Research and develop class curriculum, collateral, schedules, field trips, guest instructors, class projects and productions, etc. for different age groups at APCH
  • Facilitate and lead regular stagecraft and theater tech classes in subjects like, carpentry, lighting design and technology, sound design and technology, set design, scenic design including painting and props, stage operations, production and safety
  • Explore and utilize relevant and appropriate content (plays, monologues, poems, etc.) for classes and productions
  • Collaborate with APCH Music, Art, Digital Media, Dance and Social
  • Enterprise/Entrepreneurship departments to support multidisciplinary rehearsals, performances and shows
  • Develop and foster relationships with external organizations and community partners to expand opportunities for members to engage with expanded opportunities for exposure, training, production, performance and career development
  • Adhere to the highest ethical and professional standards and values at all times
  • Perform other tasks as assigned

To perform this important job successfully, the Theater Facility Manager must be able to fulfill all of the elements of the Job Description to the highest standard, and be able to work well with colleagues in a high energy, collaborative environment with open communications. The ideal candidate will embrace the APCH culture of a learning organization and strive to constantly improve upon systems and services for the benefit of employees and our constituents; and will be demonstrably committed to his/her own ongoing personal and professional development. All employees are expected to contribute to ongoing growth and improvement in their departments via excellent job performance. Additionally, you are expected to speak up if you become aware of deficiencies and needs; and to offer solutions and make suggestions for improvements in your purview areas. Likewise, because each employee and each department is integral to the entire APCH community, we expect that as you focus on your area, you will also consider the big picture and the overall mission of the agency, and communicate with the appropriate individuals if/when you become aware of problems and/or have suggestions for ways and opportunities to make APCH stronger and better. Together, we can continue to take APCH to even higher levels of excellence and service to the community.

Technical and Performance Skills

  • Excellent Oral and Written Communication
  • Skills
  • Professionalism
  • Customer Service
  • Time Management
  • Ability to Multi-task
  • Demonstrates cultural competence
  • Resourceful, creative and innovative
  • Flexibility
  • Mission-Driven
  • Dedicated to excellence
  • Detail-Oriented
  • Strong Organizational Skills
  • Microsoft Office Skills
  • An artistic point of view and understanding of the Arts as a medium for human enrichment and development


  • Experience and expertise in teaching acting and directing for live theater
  • Experience in managing a small theater
  • Bachelor of Arts or Masters Degree in Theater Arts and/or Production, or Equivalent Experience
  • 2 years experience working in elementary through high school theater instruction and production environments – theater company experience may suffice
  • Familiarity with community outreach, promotions and marketing
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) a plus

Physical and Mental Demands

  • Able to work in chaotic and high noise level environment typical of a youth center
  • Walking, standing required on daily basis
  • Sitting and use of hands/vision for computer work for extended periods of time
  • Lift up to 40 pounds occasionally
  • Able to communicate and convey accurate information
  • Type 45WPM

Additional Information

  • Willingness to work extended hours and weekends when necessary
  • Ability to work independently
  • Must work well with diverse populations of colleagues and constituents
To apply

Qualified candidates, please email resume, cover letter to Human Resources at [email protected]. Please include all documents as one pdf file and use “Theater Manager” in the subject line. Artistic samples appreciated (DVD’s, links, etc.) (E-mail submissions only/No phone inquiries)
Responses will be sent only to individuals meeting the outlined requirements of the position.

Please let us know if you are an APCH Alumnus!
Background screening required/Relevant skills assessment required during screening