Dragon Productions Theatre Company seeks a driven and multi-faceted theatre artist to join the Dragon’s leadership team as Production Manager.
The Dragon is a 19 year old company based in downtown Redwood City that’s historically produced a season of 5-7 off-the-beaten-path plays. Every year, the Dragon also gives several Bay Area theatre artists an opportunity to take charge of their career and produce their dream projects as part of our 2nd Stages Program.
This year, under new leadership, Dragon is growing its commitment to supporting the artistic ecosystem in the Bay Area by opening many more new avenues for performance at the Dragon through co-productions and partnerships. We work with unique voices who struggle to find a space to do their work elsewhere. Our goal is to become a multi-cultural, multi-disciplinary performing arts center at the heart of Redwood City while keeping our season of plays at the heart of all our programming. This year, in addition to our 2019 season of 6 plays, Dragon’s co-produced events include but are not limited to: Circus Arts Performances, Hip Hop Talent Nights, Stand Up Comedy, Live Music, Dance, Improv, Storytelling, and Escape Rooms.
This is a 20-30 hour/week part-time hourly employee position with some flexibility to allow for outside freelance contracts, however, we are looking for someone who will become a partner to the Artistic Director /Managing Director team in running the Dragon. We hope you aim to make the Dragon your artistic home and plan to grow and develop with the company. There is potential to grow with the company.
Whether through direct action or delegation, the Production Manager is accountable for the flow of information across the organization, keeping productions within budget, coordination of production logistics for all events (productions, co-produced/special events and rentals), and facilities maintenance and upkeep of technical equipment.
Our ultimate goal is to support every artist presenting at the Dragon (whether a renter, special event/co-producing partner or main stage play staff) in putting on the best show possible for what they’re bringing to the table, and the Production Manager is the most vital member of the Dragon team towards achieving that goal.
To that end, the Productions Manager’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Staffing, training/mentoring, and payments for production teams and overhire technician pool
- Cover for technician shifts or production positions if necessary and feasible.
- Ensuring clear flow of information across the organization and relevant stakeholders, including partners, freelance artists (designers, overhire technicians, etc), board members etc. This will involve tasks such as:
o Weekly staff check-ins and group chats.
o Constant communication with AD/MD team.
o Keeping facilities and organizational calendars up to date
o Creating and maintaining dashboards of progress of various projects or initiatives as a tool to keep team members up to speed on project status at a glance.
o Email/Text/Slack communication re changes and updates to production elements or tech needs of events.
o Scheduling and running production meetings and other necessary tech/facilities related meetings with renters and partners.
o Working with AD team to create production budgets and managing those budgets while in production.
o Ensure smooth flow of events loading into, and out of the theatre. Coordinate build/hang, tech, strike schedules.
o Ensure the facility and equipment are maintained and well-functioning. Current equipment in use include:
o Lights – ETC Express
o Sound – QLab -> M-Audio Audio interface -> Sound Board
♣ On-Stage Snake
o Projection – Dukane short throw projector, motorized screen. (Semi-Permanently installed), a few other, older projectors for case-by-case use.
4. Work with AD/MD team to create & execute equipment maintenance/repair and upgrade plans.
Who we are looking for:
- Willingness and ability to be available to problem-solve during technical emergencies.
- Comfort working with a diverse group of artists, collaborator and partners with different approaches to creating performances.
- A desire to wear multiple hats and grow different skillsets.
- A collaborative spirit and desire to empower others to do their best work.
To apply, contact Co-Artistic Directors Max Koknar and Alika Spencer-Koknar with a resume at: artistic (at) dragonproductions.net
House Manager Position at the Dragon Theatre
Each night of every performance at the Dragon Theatre we need to have one person working the box office to sell tickets, follow up on the day’s emails and voicemails, and handle the will call walkups. This is a position that begins 90 minutes prior to the show time and ends after the cleanup of the show. The Box Office staff will work closely with the stage manager and the concessions volunteers during the show.
For more information about the Dragon Theatre and the kinds of shows we produce, please visit www.dragonproductions.net.
Job type: Part time contract. Flexible hours. There are multiple opportunities to sign up to house manage for shows and you can choose to sign up for ones that fit your schedule.
Pay: $50 stipend per show that you work
To succeed in this position you must…
- Have and maintain a positive attitude
- Be organized and be able to manage competing demands in a hectic environment
- Be detail oriented
- Be comfortable interacting with people and being a friendly face at the front of house
- Be patient and have good customer service skills
- Be comfortable answering emails and phone calls
- Be reliably on-time to your shifts and follow-through on shifts you sign up for
- Be able to keep track of a changing schedule
- Have basic computer proficiency
To apply, you will need…
- Cover Letter
- 2 references
Please send your resume, cover letter, and 2 references to Ellie at tickets (at) dragonproductions.netby June 13th. We will reach out to selected candidates to schedule interviews.
Redwood City Youth Theatre is looking for teaching artists! We are a brand new education program parented by Dragon Productions Theatre Company and Broadway by the Bay bringing the best theatre education to our students. We have designed courses for the fall to expose students of all ages to a variety of theatrical subjects and are also looking to add some master workshops. Because we are currently building the program, this is a unique opportunity to create classes based on the skills of our theatre teaching community to ensure the students are receiving the best education. What do you love to teach? What age range is your subject appropriate for? We would love to hear from you! Not interested in teaching children? We teach adults as well! Please contact the Education Director, Justine Bechler, at rwcyteducation (at) gmail.com. We look forward to hearing from you!
Dragon Productions Theatre Company is looking to grow its pool of house technicians!
We are looking for responsible and friendly technicians to staff our special events and rentals. Our House Technicians are Dragon's representative to our renters and visiting artists who come in for special events and responsible for our venue's safety and continued operation. Our house technicians get an opportunity to work on a wide range of shows from circus to music acts to meetings, workshops and classes.
Opening up the space and preparing it for the upcoming event.
Welcoming the renter/visiting artists to the space and make sure they know relevant details about the venue.
Coordinating with the artist/renter and house management to make sure event runs smoothly and on time.
Working with house management and renter/visiting artist to ensure the space is reset and locked up or ready and handed off for the next event.
Solid foundation in lights and sound Operation (ETC Express / Qlab)
Ability to problem solve when there are technical problems
Ability and desire to interface with renters and visiting artists in a friendly and helpful manner.
Willingness and desire to develop expertise on our venue and its technical capabilities
Attention to Detail
Pay: $25/hour on average. Varies slightly from event to event.
If you're interested in joining our overhire technician pool and training on our venue tech, please contact max (at) dragonproductions.net
Actors: Please see our auditions page.
We hire Actors, Directors, Administrative Assistants, Stage Managers, and other Technical Staff on a show-by-show basis. Opportunities will be listed here.
1. We are always looking for more directors for our files.
2. Actors, you can sign up for our mailing list and be among the first to hear about all our upcoming auditions.
3. We are always looking for designers and occasionally back stage run crew.
All positions are paid a stipend on a per/show basis and based on experience. Thanks so much for spreading the word. Can't wait to hear from you!