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Lakewood Center for the Arts is committed to equality in all areas of our work, both onstage and behind the curtain. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate in employment based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.

Auditions for Lakewood Theatre Company are posted here.

Lakewood Center for the Arts the largest arts provider in Clackamas County since 1952. As a nonprofit organization, we are focused on our mission to inspire and nurture a love of theatre and the arts. We do this with a vibrant and productive Lakewood Theatre Company (the longest-running in the Portland metro area), a growing education program and the beloved Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts.

Lakewood Center for the Arts is committed to equality in all areas of our work, onstage, behind the curtain and beyond. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate in employment based on race, color, religion, gender, sex, or national origin.

About the Positions when announced:

Posted December 29, 2022

Art in the Park Curator

The Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts is scouting for a professional (or up-and-coming!) Curator for a large, outdoor art exhibit within our Festival for the 60th anniversary 2023 year — Art in the Park.

The Art in the Park Curator position is a fantastic networking opportunity! The curator develops contacts with the city of Lake Oswego, artists from across the country, vendors, the Lakewood Center and more.

Gain experience with large art event curation, help give back to the community, and put your stamp on this long-standing community event!

Job Title:
Art in the Park Curator
Contracted Stipend Position
Purpose: Curate the Art in the Park exhibit. Collaborate with others to produce ancillary services.

Key Responsibilities:

Curate Art in the Park exhibit:
• Edit Call to Artists and forward to Festival Office before posting on Festival website and other locations.
• Edit ZAPP content and monitor artist applications. Update and monitor artist’s status on ZAPP. Coordinate ZAPP tasks with Festival Coordinator.
• Define jurying process. Recruit jurors and submit their contact information to Festival Office by deadline date.
• Prepare and distribute jurying collateral. Schedule and monitor online jury process.
• Review jury results and select accepted, waitlisted, and rejected artists. Send resulting notifications to artists.
• Recruit exhibit judge, define judging criteria, and manage judging process from start through CIP Reception, including working with Awards Coordinator and Festival Coordinator.
• Edit and prepare all artist materials used for information packets, acceptance documents, email/ZAPP notifications, etc. Coordinate online artist information with Website Coordinator.
• Prepare booth layout and assign artists to booth locations.
• Assign alternate artists to replace dropouts.
• Establish, staff, and monitor registration process.
• Reach out to new and returning artists. Provide updated artist recruiting lists to Festival Office.
• Conduct May meeting with everyone involved in the park. We call this the ESP- everyone on the same page- meeting.
• Answer questions & emails in a timely fashion.

Collaborate with Steering Committee members:
• Work with Operations Team for park configuration, set-up, take-down, traffic control, parking, security, and city requirements.
• Provide input for equipment rental and signage.
• Coordinate daily coffee/treats and CIP Reception with Food Team, CIP Reception Coordinator.
• Coordinate activities and information exchange with Booth Sitter Coordinator and Information Booth Coordinator.
• Provide artist promotion content to Marketing Team, including Festival Program Editor and Website Coordinator.
• Provide artist information and thumbnail photos to LO Review for Festival Program.
• Attend meetings.
• Other duties as assigned.

Reports to: Festival Artistic Development

Timeframe: July – June.

Total (estimated) Time Commitment:
Except for Festival Week and some meetings, all of the work can be done remotely.

• July through November: 15 to 25 hours total.
• February through March: 20 to 40 hours total.
• April through mid-June: 20 hours/month
• Festival week through take-down (typically the last two weeks of June): full time.

Qualifications: High energy, great communicator, self-starter, organized, detail-oriented, team player, able to meet deadlines, innovative, diplomatic, calm under pressure, ability to adjust to changing situations, some background in the arts, writing and editing skills, marketing and social media skills a plus but not required.

Support: Past Art in the Park Curators, Steering Committee, Festival Coordinator

Apply: To apply for this position, please send a resume/CV and cover letter outlining your experiences and qualifications to Natalie Wood at festival@lakewood-center.org. No phone calls, please. Approved applicants will be contacted for an interview.

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Posted January 4, 2022

Production Manager (PT)

Job Description

  • The Lakewood Theatre Production Manager will work with the Executive Producer to assist in all production-related aspects including budgeting, facility management, hiring, supervising all production staff and crew. They also coordinate with other theatre personnel to ensure the efficiency of the production process.
  • Take care of the artists, production personnel, and volunteers to maintain a welcoming and safe environment. They are often a middleman between the actors, designers, directors, and staff/crew members. Keeping the stage, backstage, and storage areas organized and safe is an essential task of the production manager. CLICK HERE to download a full job description.

Professional Skills:

  • Personnel management and training for production-related duties
  • Creative problem-solving
  • Budgeting
  • Creating a production timeline
  • Contract processing and distribution
  • Written and verbal communication
  • Have a knowledge and working skills of computer and software related to production management

LTC Production Manager duties and responsibilities:

  • Work closely with Executive Producer to share the responsibilities on all aspects for productions from audition to load-out for productions
  • Work with directors, designers, contractors, and other department heads regarding set, costume, lighting, and other aspects of a production to ensure these are within the budget of the production and are on schedule
  • Establish and maintain a season production schedule
  • Participate with all production-related contracts and payment schedules
  • Maintain production artist and staff contact information and database
  • Organize and schedule production meetings for cast and production staff
  • Assist and help coordinate hiring department heads and crew positions needed for each production
  • Provide training to those new to Lakewood productions on how to best carry out and fulfill their production job duties
  • Keep stage, backstage, and storage areas organized and safe
  • Ensure decisions made regarding the set installation and removal are carried out properly and in compliance with city, state and LTC safety codes
  • Schedule and manage facility use for needed rehearsals, performances, events, and rentals
  • Develop a volunteer base by coordinating, training, and overseeing a volunteer support staff for certain projects at various times during the season
  • Night and weekend hours are required
  • Be a mentor to those new to theatre involved with productions about the craft and joy of theatre as a profession

Compensation: $25 per hour on a part-time basis. This is a non-exempt position.

Qualifications:
The candidate will have a minimum of three years of experience as a Production Manager or as a member of a Production Management team. Duties include a broad understanding of all aspects of technical theatre. Negotiating and acting as a mediator in artistic and technical discussions. Experience creating, monitoring, and adhering to budgets. Experience overseeing production calendars and schedules. Ability to read a script and assess requirements regarding staffing, budgeting, and design. Able to lift 40lb, climb ladders, and perform manual labor on an occasional, as-needed basis. In addition, the candidate will possess excellent computer skills and detailed knowledge of spreadsheets; knowledge of common industry-specific software such as CAD programs, Qlab, and experience reading ground plans, light plots, and other theatrical specifications a plus. Excellent communication skills, the ability to manage shifting and competing priorities, exercise good judgment and discretion, and maintain a positive attitude in stressful environments are all essential attributes. Night and weekend hours are required.

Lakewood is committed to advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. Lakewood does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital or familial status, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law. We encourage people of all backgrounds to apply, including people of color, women, LGBTQ individuals, people with disabilities, veterans, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community. Successful candidates will commit to an equitable and inclusive workplace, including but not limited to racial equity, accessibility for individuals with disabilities, use of gender-inclusive language, and cultural sensitivity.

To apply: Please send a cover letter addressing your qualifications and interest to steve@lakewood-center.org with “Production Manager” in the subject. Include a resume and references of your prior stage work.

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Lakewood Theatre Company • 368 S State Street, Lake Oswego, OR 97034