Job Opportunities at EPAC

There’s no business like show business.

The Ephrata Performing Arts Center has proven itself a regional artistic force by consistently producing only the highest quality theatrical productions. EPAC, which has always relied on local emerging acting talent, is growing its professional staff as well! If you are seeking a professional challenge in a rewarding professional environment, EPAC is for you! Please take the time to look at the position descriptions below and become a part of theater that matters today.

EPAC also offers internships for qualified students, a fulfilling usher program, and other volunteer opportunities. 

EPAC is currently accepting applications for the following positions:

YOUTH THEATER SUMMER CAMP DIRECTOR

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES

  • Energy and passion for working with youth and children in a theater camp setting.
  • Ability to maintain positive relationships and communication between campers, parents, and EPAC staff members.
  • Demonstrate exemplary leadership.
  • Represent and promote the Ephrata Performing Arts Center in a positive and professional manner.
  • Demonstrate a positive, can-do attitude; excellent judgment; identify problems and work quickly to find solutions.
  • Attendance and punctuality.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Hire, maintain, and promote a cohesive camp staff.
  • Present camp syllabus/itinerary for approval by Artistic Director and/or Executive Director; work with Executive Director to ensure all communications and correspondence meets EPAC’s guidelines and standards.
  • Implement age-appropriate lesson plans and theatre arts curriculum for campers.
  • Coordinate daily operations and safety procedures of camp.
  • Communicate effectively with campers, staff, and parents/guardians.
  • Direct camp showcase performance. This includes running all camp rehearsals, performing all necessary technical preparations, and backstage requirements.
  • Attend all scheduled camp days, Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM; run or oversee classes; ensure itinerary is being met by other camp staff.
  • Hold weekly camp personnel meetings with camp staff as well as EPAC’s Artistic Director or Executive Director
  • Maintain the individual camp budgets.
  • Serve as a role model, mentor, and leader for all EPAC camp staff, assistants, and campers.
  • Implement COVID-19 response procedures including enhanced cleaning, physical distancing, and face coverings.

REQUIRMENTS

  • Minimum two (2) years of college completed.
  • Prior classroom teaching/field work experience.
  • Music and Drama background preferred.
  • Previous experience working with children.
  • Previous camp experience preferred.
  • Teaching certification preferred.
  • It is understood you will complete pre-employment credentials required by EPAC and the state of PA.
  • Covid 19 Health & Safety Protocols: EPAC has developed and will be implementing protocols to ensure our campers, staff, and parents thrive in a safe environment. Camp staff will be trained on all protocols and full compliance is expected.

The Ephrata Performing Arts Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

TO APPLY: Send resume with cover letter to Andi Hill, Executive Director andi@ephrataperformingartscenter.com

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

HOUSE MANAGER

GENERAL OVERVIEW

The House Manager is on-site and responsible for managing the patron area (“House”) of the theater for all main stage productions, youth theater performances, and special events.

This part-time position oversees audience arrival, seating, and departure, while ensuring audience safety. The House Manager has the overall responsibility for ensuring that the experience of each patron is enjoyable as well as safe, providing exemplary customer service to audience members and renting clients. The House Manager reports to the Executive Director but will work closely with box office staff, administrative and artistic staff, and stage management.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

• Make sure restrooms, lobby and theater are clean and safe prior to patron arrival. Maintain restrooms as necessary.
• Manage concession area.
• Assign, train, and supervise volunteer ushers. Duties vary by show, but may include stuffing programs with promotional materials, greeting, directing, seating, and assisting patrons.
• Provide patrons with directions and answer questions about the performance space.
• Work closely with the stage manager to determine when the front of the house is prepared for an event to begin.
• Be aware of and be prepared to always execute emergency procedures. The House Manager oversees the safe evacuations of all patrons in case of an emergency.
• Complete required reporting at the end of each performance.

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE

• 2 years of front of house experience in a performing arts venue, OR
• 2 years of work experience in a position focusing on customer satisfaction

PREFERRED EXPERIENCE

• Experience with theater/performance practices
• Experience working with a wide range of clientele

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

  • Strong organizational and time management skills with the ability to multitask and reprioritize.
  • Strong interpersonal skills Ability to communicate with a broad range of audience members
  • Demonstrate exemplary leadership.
  • Represent and promote the Ephrata Performing Arts Center in a positive and professional manner.
  • Demonstrate a positive, can-do attitude; excellent judgment; identify problems and work quickly to find solutions.
  • Attendance and punctuality.

The Ephrata Performing Arts Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

TO APPLY: Send resume with cover letter to Andi Hill, Executive Director andi@ephrataperformingartscenter.com

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.