Jobs & Internships
For Backstage Positions including; Stage Management, Production Assistant, Sound Operators, Wardrobe Assistants, and Deck Crew, please contact our Production Manager Amanda Mason at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Aurora's internships offer extraordinary opportunities for learning in a professional theater environment. We are happy to work with educational institutions to arrange for academic credit. Internships are unpaid, with no travel or housing provided.
Our Marketing intern provides crucial support to our Marketing Department, assisting in day-to-day marketing efforts, cultivating connections with new audience members, and curating digital marketing projects. Marketing interns will have the opportunity to oversee projects from inception to completion, conduct analysis and research, and represent Aurora Theatre Company through audience outreach.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Ability to take direction and work semi-autonomously.
- Experience with Internet research and MS Office required.
- Experience with social media, CRM databases, HTML, CSS and/or the Adobe design suite a plus.
Technical Direction Internship
The Technical Direction intern collaborates closely with our Technical Director, creative team and production staff, bringing our designers’ creative vision to life through set construction and solving unique design challenges. Interns will have the opportunity to assist in theatrical construction, enhance their carpentry skills, engage their creative skills and participate in the day-to-day management of the Aurora Theatre scene shop.
- Excellent communication skills.
- Familiarity with safe shop practices.
- Light construction experience a plus.
- The ability to read and follow detailed construction drawings, with assistance.
The Development intern will have the unique opportunity to support Aurora Theatre Company’s fundraising efforts, learning first-hand the needs of a non-profit, and cultivating essential donor stewardship skills. Our intern will participate in active fundraising appeals, engage with donors, and assist in preparations for our annual benefit gala, Aurora Borealis.
- Excellent communication skills.
- Experience with CRM databases and Microsoft Office a plus.
Special Events Internship
Our Special Events intern plays a vital role in the planning and execution of our annual benefit gala, Aurora Borealis. Working closely with the Development department and our Annual Fund Manager, our intern will learn essential donor stewardship skills, enhance their creative skills, and attain crucial management skills pertaining to non-profit management, special event coordinating, and fundraising.
- Excellent communication and multitasking skills a must.
- Ability to work semi-autonomously a plus.
- Familiarity with MS Office required. Graphic design skills and familiarity with Adobe Design suite a plus.
To apply for any of these internships, send resume and cover letter to email@example.com.
We are seeking part-time Box Office Associates. Box Office Associates are expected to provide exceptional customer service to Aurora's patrons. Together with the Audience Services Manager and Assistant Box Office Manager, they run the Box Office for performances: selling tickets, processing exchanges, and providing information and assistance to patrons. This team manages all audience service concerns and creates a safe and welcoming environment for our patrons. Experience working in a box office and using ticketing software is strongly preferred. The ideal candidate will also have a passion for theatre, an ability to work independently, and a desire to work as a part of this team.
This is a permanent, part-time hourly position. Night and weekend work is required.
Aurora is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to the diversity of its staff and encourages all qualified candidates to apply. To do so, please email cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The job of the House Manager is to provide a pleasant and safe environment for Aurora Theatre Company patrons and volunteers in an efficient and timely manner.
The House Manager practices great customer service, providing a welcoming environment for the patrons during their time at the Aurora. The House Manager must be able to handle safety issues, and accommodate patrons with special needs. The House Manager also works with the box office to resolve any seating issues that might arise. The House Manager trains volunteer ushers to seat patrons, sell concessions, and sell raffle tickets, as well as coordinating with the Stage Manager to ensure that the show begins on time.
Candidates should have good customer service skills, leadership abilities, be calm in the face of hectic situations, and be responsible for money and inventory accuracy. Hours are evenings and weekends.
To apply, please email resume and cover letter to email@example.com with House Manager Search included in the subject line. No phone calls please.
Aurora is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to the diversity of its staff and encourages all qualified candidates to apply.
Aurora Theatre Company seeks Development Associate
Who we are: Our mission is to invigorate audiences and artists through the shared experience of professional, intimate theatre. Our work, while entertaining, is more than entertainment as we challenge ourselves and community to do better, think deeper, laugh louder and cast wider nets of empathy toward the world. Through our productions of both classic and new works, we support the Bay Area community by hiring local artists and artisans and likewise support all forms of diversity both onstage and off.
Aurora Theatre Company has been declared “one of the best regional theaters around” by 7x7 magazine, has been called “one of the most important regional theaters in the area” and “a must-see midsize company” by the San Francisco Chronicle. Voted Best Theater Company in 2012 by SF Weekly, and each year increasing its reputation for top-notch theatre, Aurora is located in the heart of the Downtown Berkeley Arts District. Aurora employs a small, but mighty staff of talented individuals who have a great time bringing excellent, local, intimate theatre to the Bay Area.
The opportunity: Aurora is seeking a part-time Development Associate. This early-career position will work closely with the Development Director and Special Events & Development Coordinator on all fundraising efforts for the organization.
Job summary: The Development Associate will enter gifts, send acknowledgement letters, and manage benefits for our donors. S/he will maintain donor profiles, write communications including eblasts for the department, and work closely with the other development staff, supporting the department as needed.
The ideal candidate will also have a passion for theatre and some experience working in a theatre or performing arts organization. Some experience working with database data entry and report running is strongly preferred.
- Minimum of 1 year of related experience
- Familiarity with a fundraising CRM platform
- Strong, positive spirit and hands-on, detail-oriented mentality
- Strong written and verbal communication skills
- Ability to manage multiple priorities
- Good business judgment and common sense
This is a permanent, part-time position with benefits including partial coverage of health, dental, and vision insurance, paid vacation, holiday, personal, and sick time, pre-tax transit savings, and 401(k) eligibility.
Aurora is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to the diversity of its staff and strongly encourages all qualified candidates to apply.
To apply, please email cover letter, resume, and writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include DEVELOPMENT ASSOCAIATE SEARCH in the subject line.
Aurora Theatre Company seeking Marketing Associate/Graphic Designer
Aurora Theatre Company has been declared “one of the best regional theaters around” by 7x7 magazine, has been called “one of the most important regional theaters in the area” and “a must-see midsize company” by the San Francisco Chronicle. Voted Best Theater Company in 2012 by SF Weekly, and each year increasing its reputation for top-notch theatre, Aurora is located in the heart of the Downtown Berkeley Arts District. Perhaps even more importantly, Aurora enjoys a very loyal following. Our subscription renewal rate is significantly higher than average and our patrons and donors are kind and passionate followers of the organization. Aurora employs a small, but mighty staff of talented individuals who have a great time bringing excellent, local, intimate theatre to the Bay Area.
We are seeking a creative, detail-oriented, collaborative thinker to join the Aurora marketing team in this full-time position. The Marketing Associate/Graphic Designer works in collaboration with the Marketing & Communications Manager and the Managing Director to implement all elements needed for marketing and development campaigns.
Specific areas of responsibility include creating all visual elements used by the organization across all departments, aside from original season art; creating and implementing all external electronic communications including regular e-blasts, weekly subscriber emails, special offers; creating and producing all print and digital materials; managing ad due dates and submitting appropriately; maintaining and capitalizing on Aurora’s social media presence, including online advertising campaigns within those outlets; monitoring and managing Aurora’s website content, including making updates when necessary, and helping others to use the content management software; and creating the playbill-style programs for each.
Benefits for the position include full health, dental, and vision insurance coverage, 401(k) eligibility, paid holiday, sick, and vacation time, pre-tax transit benefits.
Aurora is an Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages all qualified candidates to apply.
To apply, please send cover letter, resume, and work sample to email@example.com. Please include Marketing Associate/Graphic Designer in the subject line.