Join the New Conservatory Theatre Center team! NCTC champions, innovative high quality productions & educational theatre experiences for youth, artists, and the queer & allied communities to effect personal & societal growth, enlightenment and change. Please read more about NCTC and our values here.

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The House Electrician / Production Technician is the primary engineer for all productions and in charge of light hang/cabling/focus, sound and video set-up/operation and related equipment. This posting is for a full-time role, but part-time/hourly may also be considered.

This position also assists with overall production and facility needs and works under the supervision of the Production Manager to ensure all aspects of production are technically coordinated, happen within budget, and on time in accordance with the artistic vision.


● Detailed knowledge of lighting fixtures, cabling, current technologies, equipment maintenance and troubleshooting, and electrical theory and safety are a must. Knowledge of sound and video set-up and operation.

● Ability to read and create lighting plots, typical theatrical lighting paperwork and other theatrical technical drawings.

● Strong organizational, time management and creative problem-solving skills.


● Responsible for all light hangs, cabling and focus, and strikes.

● Revise and upkeep lighting inventory and paperwork.

● Responsible for sound and projection/video engineering set up, cabling, and strikes.

● Upkeep of electrics equipment in theatres and lobby.

● Refine lighting elements during tech/previews and programming assistance as assigned.

● Provide lighting designs as assigned for youth productions.

● Shared tech on duty coverage for tech and performances.

● Attend production meetings and rehearsals as assigned.

● Assist in training stage managers and run crews in proper equipment usage.

● Assist Technical Director with upkeep of prop room, equipment inventory and storage areas.

● Support directors, stage managers and designers during the creative process.

● Provide support for special events.

Required to:

● Fully support the mission of NCTC.

● Demonstrate strong leadership and creative abilities.

● Adhere to NCTC policies as listed in the Employee Handbook.

● Other duties as assigned.

Compensation: $49-51,000/year DOE

Applications Instructions:

To apply please send resume and letter to:

Are you an engaged member of our Bay Area community and a winsome RBS-certified bartender? Are you punctual, prompt, collaborative, reliable, familiar with Square POS, and able to lift 25 lbs? Are you ready to work in a fast-paced environment such as our fully licensed Mason’s Bar at New Conservatory Theatre Center, San Francisco’s premier LGBTQIA+ and Allied arts organization?

If so, have we got an opportunity for you!

NCTC is hiring experienced, RBS-certified Part-time Bartenders to work at our Mason’s Bar between March 1 and June 9, 2024, with three starting Sunday matinee shifts available March 1-31.

Mason’s Bar opens an hour before showtime, thus Bartender call time is 75 minutes prior as follows:
– Wednesday and Thursday shifts start at 5:15 p.m. for a 6:30 p.m. service (7:30 p.m. showtime)
– Friday and Saturday shifts start at 5:45 p.m. for 7 o’clock service (8 p.m. showtime)
– Sunday shifts start at 11:45 a.m. for 1 p.m. service (2 p.m. showtime)

Most shifts include a 15-minute intermission and the occasional after-show or special-event service (e.g., Opening Night), with close-outs usually starting after pre-show or intermission.

Mason’s Bar has a full liquor license; mixology experience and current Responsible Beverage Service certification with California’s Alcohol Beverage Control are a must.

Compensation is San Francisco minimum wage as of July 2023 ($18.07/hour), plus cash tips and gratuities from credit cards cashed after each shift. Perks include complimentary tickets for performances and 50 percent off guest tickets, as well as the NCTC staff discount at the bar.

All NCTC staff are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and adhere to our Community Health agreements, which are continually evolving. Additional training will be provided.

This gig might be best suited to seasoned bartenders looking for a quieter opportunity to stay in the game whilst supporting nonprofit live theatre-making in the Bay Area!

Job Type: Part-time
Salary: From $18.07 per hour

To apply please send resume to:

NCTC has been a cornerstone of theatre education in San Francisco for over 40 years. Join the team and help us bring drama to the next generation of theatre-makers.

Click HERE for a downloadable job description.

Applications Instructions:

To apply for a Teaching Artist position and book an interview/tour, please complete our Teaching Artist Application form.

About Our Workshops:

NCTC Education provides weekly after-school workshops and in-school residencies for K-8 students in partnership with San Francisco schools. Our highly-trained Teaching Artists use targeted lesson plans to help students develop skills such as pantomime, spontaneity, character development, and ensemble building. BIPOC and multilingual speakers (Spanish, Cantonese, and Mandarin) are highly encouraged to apply.

School programming runs September through May. After-school workshops take place Monday-Friday one hour per week (for 8-10 weeks) between 2:30-5:30 pm. After-school workshops take place Monday-Friday one hour per week (for 8-10 weeks) between 2:30-5 pm. In-school residencies vary in day, time, and hours. Preferably, Teaching Artists work 2-3 afternoons per week and, when possible, NCTC books back-to-back workshops at a single site to maximize time and compensation.


● Experience teaching youth ages 5 to 13

● After-school availability between 2-5 pm and Residency availability between 9 am – 3 pm

● Reliable, team player, communicative, willing to learn new skills, friendly and outgoing

● Ability to travel to San Francisco school sites

● All Teaching Artists will complete a background check and negative Tuberculosis (TB) test

● B.A. or B.F.A. in theatre or performing arts preferred, but not mandatory with relevant experience


● Teaching rate: $55-$60/hour (inclusive of prep time and travel)

● Meeting/Training rate: $25/hour

NCTC is regularly hiring designers (including scenic, sound, lighting, props, costumes), technicians, and stage managers for upcoming productions.

Applications Instructions:

Submit your cover letter and resume at any time to Toni Guidry, Production Manager, at

All on-site NCTC employees are required to be fully vaccinated and boosted (booster within the last 12 months) against COVID 19 and will supply proof of vaccination upon request.