Employment at Lakewood

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 January 4, 2022

Marketing Associate (PT)

About the Position: Part-time, 30 hours/week to be mutually scheduled between 9 AM to 5 PM, Monday to Friday. There may be an occasional evening or weekend shift that would be scheduled in advance for special events. Hourly wage is $18.00 per hour, depending on experience. CLICK HERE  for a full job description.

This position is under the supervision of the Executive Director and Development Manager. This position works closely with all divisions, business-to-business and with the public. Your workstation will be in the main office at Lakewood, a hub of non-stop activity. Being self-motivated with an eye for detail and design while in a busy environment is necessary. We are looking for a communicator who can hit deadlines and balance their schedule between marketing and graphic design.

Responsibilities include
1. Managing the development, distribution, and maintenance of print and electronic collateral. Maintain relationships with printing companies and advertisers.
2. Projects for promotional materials, development collateral, event materials and organization collateral.
3. Create and maintain content for online presence (Lakewood’s website and social media). Experience in WordPress is preferred.
4. Calendar Management (internal and for public events)
5. Reporting and Analytics
6. Assist Executive Director and the Development office on other tasks as needed

Qualifications include
• Communication expertise. You know how to be proactive and communicate the right message in the right context. And you can deliver your message in different mediums and formats including emails, meetings, newsletters, etc.
• Publishing & Design experience. You know how to build documents in InDesign, edit images in Photoshop, build a spreadsheet, run a mail merge and send the job to a print house without mishap.
• Collaborative and adaptable style. We often work in a committee structure and have group reviews and editing of materials. These groups can include staff, artists, donors, board members, volunteers or other supporters. You listen to their input and adapt to style while fulfilling a list of requirements for a project. You are able to solve problems creatively and offer potential options.
• Self-starter and self-disciplined. You are able to work independently on concurrent projects with multiple deadlines. Procrastination is not a word in your vocabulary. A mature approach to organizing your workflow sets you up for success and stops stress in its tracks.

Experience required includes fluency in Adobe Creative Suite, MS Office, WordPress, social media platforms, and website experience. Must be willing to learn new software or techniques as needed. A degree in English or another communications field is preferred. Current students or other candidates with 2+ years of experience in marketing are also eligible. Experience working or volunteering in nonprofits is preferred. Management experience is also welcomed.

Lakewood is committed to advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. Lakewood does not discriminate on the basis of 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 with “Marketing Associate” in the subject. Include a resume and samples of your work. The hiring process does include a skills test on an iMac.

 


PRODUCTION MANAGER (PT)  posted 1/4/22

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 with “Production Manager” in the subject. Include a resume and references of your prior stage work.


www.lakewood-center.org    503-635-3901  M-F 9-5, Sat 10-4
Lakewood Theatre Company  -  368 S State Street  -  Lake Oswego, OR 97034