A Place Called Home,

Theater Technical Coordinator

7 days ago
Employment type
Full time
Los Angeles
Closing date

About this organization

A Place Called Home is a dynamic, non-profit youth and community center in South Central Los Angeles. APCH provides educational programs, counseling, mentoring, art, dance, digital media, music, and theater classes, fitness and health and wellness opportunities. As youth participate in our programs, they discover interests and talents and develop a better sense of themselves and their place in the world around them. Our goal is to increase the likelihood that youth will stay in school, pursue higher education, attain viable jobs, and become active community members capable of making positive change in the world in which they live.

About this job

Under the direction of the Theater Program Manager the Theater Technical Coordinator assists in implementing the artistic vision and mission of the theater program. In addition, this role will hold the responsibility to develop, prepare and assist the Theater Program Manager to implement an innovative Theater Tech Program and opportunities for APCH members including administering and instructing an array of technical theater classes. They implement administrative activities related to the program including lesson planning, independent contractors, maintaining their programs budget, field trips, and other programmatic needs and requests. The Theater Technical Coordinator supports programs and department goals, REACH objectives and agency best practices, and program efficiencies.. Under the direction of the Theater Program Manager, the Theater Technical Coordinator will ensure that the program execution aligns with department expectations, strategy, budget and goals. Additionally this role includes a facilities component, which includes maintaining the Bridge Theater @ APCH, and all technical equipment therein. The Theater Technical Coordinator will work with other APCH programs and outside entities to produce and run events in the space. The Bridge Theater is a semi-modular event and gathering space, which includes a concession/catering kitchen run in partnership with our Nutrition/Culinary Program and Professional Readiness Employment Program (PREP), as well as a state of the art A/V Control Room with full projection capabilities, including a 3D projector and wireless microphone setup.

Roles & responsibilities


Work under the Theater Program Manager and with the Theater Program Coordinator to successfully implement relevant goals outlined in the organizations Strategic Plan

Assist in developing and planning program work plans, monitoring program progress, and regularly reporting updates on program activities

Develop relationships in the neighborhood and arts community to cultivate resources


Work with the Theater Program Manager to implement high quality, innovative and engaging Theater Tech curriculum for different ages and experience levels

Facilitate theater classes in your area of expertise. Possible subjects should include at least three of the following: Scenic Design, Lighting Design, Sound Design, Stage Management, Costume Design, Stage Makeup, Directing, Prop Making, Carpentry/Set Building, Production, AutoCAD, QLab, Projection Design, etc.

Research and develop class curriculum, collateral, schedules, field trips, guest instructors, class projects and productions, etc. for different age groups

Explore and utilize relevant and appropriate content (plays, monologues, poems, etc.) for classes and productions

Organize and teach youth in a way that produces measurable results

Lead the technical aspects of advanced, weekend programming

Assist Independent Contractors and Theater Program classes in supervision, attendance, tech support, and member support when needed

Track member attendance; prepare and submit reports

Chaperone members on program and agency field trips

Prepare members for participation in special projects, performances and events (i.e. agency fundraisers, festivals, etc.)

Develop and foster relationships with external organizations and community partners to allow members to engage with expanded opportunities for exposure, training, production, performance and career development

Prepare and maintain classrooms (virtual and/or in-person)

Address student behavior appropriately and follow intervention and support approaches adopted by the agency

Communicate with parents and school teachers as partners in the education of our members

Complete administrative duties as assigned, and execute them in a timely manner

Assist with the supervision of members during program hours, special events and field trips

Assist with assigned administrative duties


Assist with maintenance of the Bridge Theater Facility, including backstage and A/V Control Room and all equipment

Assist with organizing the setup, design and execution of lighting and sound equipment

Operate sound, lighting and other effects during performances and events, as directed by the Theater Program Manager

Assist in furnishing rehearsals with appropriate lighting, sound and scenery as needed

Attend production meetings and regular technical program department meetings as required

Provide basic training of equipment to staff, ICs, and members as needed

Assist with the use of The Bridge Theater, including scheduling, collaborating with Facilities, Security, Operations, Social Enterprise/Entrepreneurship and Communications departments and staff, as well as guest artists, productions and community partners

Act as the Technical Director for our yearly Latinx Festival including clear and timely communication with partner organizations and festival participants, as well as organized and timely collateral delivery for APCHs marketing and communications departments

Collaborate and assist in organizing tech, meetings, rehearsals and performance as needed by all APCH Programs

Assist, support and/or lead Theater Program rehearsals, tech, performances, live streams, workshops, field trips, events


Create program flyers and graphics

Attend all required program meetings (Program Check-Ins, 1:1s with Supervisor, etc.) and attend outside meetings and events related to program needs and development

Prepare and submit all paperwork in a timely manner

Assist Theater Program Manager in budget tracking

Process Independent Contractor contracts and payments

Submit forms, purchase orders and receipts in a timely manner

Maintain accurate inventory of supplies and materials

Contribute to ongoing development of program elements, policies and goals

Adhere to the highest ethical and professional standards and values at all times

Perform other tasks as assigned

Serve as a mentor and role model for members and interns

Promote a culture of safety



To perform this important job successfully, the Technical Theater Coordinator must be able to fulfill all of the elements of the Job Description to the highest standard, and be able to work well with colleagues in a high energy, collaborative environment with open communications. The ideal candidate will embrace the APCH culture of a learning organization and strive to constantly improve upon systems and services for the benefit of employees and our constituents; and will be demonstrably committed to your own ongoing personal and professional development. All employees are expected to contribute to ongoing growth and improvement in their departments via excellent job performance. Additionally, you are expected to speak up if you become aware of deficiencies and needs; and to offer solutions and make suggestions for improvements in your purview areas. Likewise, because each employee and each department is integral to the entire APCH community, we expect that as you focus on your area, you will also consider the big picture and the overall mission of the agency, and communicate with the appropriate individuals if/when you become aware of problems and/or have suggestions for ways and opportunities to make APCH stronger and better. Together, we can continue to take APCH to even higher levels of excellence and service to the community.


Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Professional and flexible demeanor

Innovative and creative

Strong collaboration skills

Time management skills with a dedication to excellence

Strong organizational skills

An artistic point of view and understanding of the Arts as a medium for human enrichment and development


Proficient in Microsoft Office & Google Suite

Proficient in QLab Software

Strong understanding of basic audio engineering, microphone mixing, and FOH Sound

Working knowledge of VectorWorks or similar drafting software

Working knowledge of ETC Lighting Systems, LED Lighting, and Theatrical Lighting Instruments

Working knowledge of Qu-32 Sound Board a plus!

Proficiency in the Adobe Suite, particularly Photoshop and InDesign a plus!


Bachelor of Arts in Technical Theater Arts and/or Production/Design, or equivalent experience

Experience working with marginalized communities

Experience working with youth in a classroom setting

Experience and proficiency in teaching theater classes in at least two disciplines (sound, lighting, set design, costuming etc.)

Experience in managing a small theater or being an active member of a performance group

Experience running events - theater company experience may apply

Familiarity and interest in community outreach, promotions and marketing

Bilingual (English/Spanish) a plus


Able to work in dynamic and high noise level environment typical of a youth center

Walking, standing, climbing required on daily basis

Sitting and use of hands/vision for computer work for extended periods of time

Lift up to 40 pounds occasionally

Willingness to work extended hours and weekends when necessary

Ability to work independently

Must work well with diverse populations of colleagues and constituents

Must have a patient and positive demeanor


Must be able to work Tuesday Saturday schedule

Must be flexible and available for night and weekend performances

To apply

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