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Cinequest Film & Creativity Festival is seeking dynamic, energetic, and reliable individuals to join a team of more than 700 volunteers who help make an impact on the festival, and the artists, innovators, and audiences Cinequest serves.


Located in the home of the world’s most influential media technology companies such as: Apple, Cisco, Facebook, Twitter, Netflix, and LinkedIn, the Festival celebrates the convergence of art and technology across the Bay Area. Showcasing premier films, renowned and emerging artists, and breakthrough technology – including the continuation of our Virtual Reality Experience, Cinequest has led the world in presenting and implementing the innovations that have revolutionized film making, exhibition, and distribution.


Named the best film festival by USA Today readers -- Cinequest strives to always provide an intimate and world class experience at one of the largest film festivals in the world.


This is where you come in! Our volunteers are vital to the community experience and take on one or multiple roles in order to ensure that this year’s Film and Creativity Festival exceeds the expectations of our artists, innovators, and patrons. As a volunteer you will have the opportunity to connect with like-minded lovers of art and tech, as well as experience the events as festival insiders!


The Cinequest Film & Creativity Festival 2020 will run from March 3rd to March 15th in both San Jose and Redwood City CA. It will include hundreds of special events, film premieres, workshops, and celebrations. There are volunteer opportunities both before and during the festival in a variety of roles to suit the various skill sets and interests of our volunteers.


Roles include: Administration, Box Office, Concierge, Events, Greeters, Hospitality Envoy, Marketing, Projectionist, Speakers, Special Forces, VR Customer Service/Tech Guru, Theater Managers, and Ushers.


Volunteers can earn perks like free movie tickets, and festival access passes, as well as the reward of providing an invaluable service to Cinequest and your community!


Volunteers are required to attend our Volunteer kick-off event on Sunday, Jan. 19th at Pruneyard Cinemas (1875 S. Bascom Ave, Campbell, CA 95008) from 9:30am to 11:30am.


To learn more about each of the volunteer roles, and to sign-up to be a volunteer please visit our volunteer page:


We also urge you to visit our website: , to learn more about the Film & Creativity Festival as well as our other venture: Picture the Possibilities.   

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Job Description


About the Position

The Development Associate is responsible for supporting the Development Director and the Development Department with the planning, organizing, and execution of all of BACT’s fundraising including, the individual donor program, yearly fundraising campaigns, and special events. The Associate works closely with the Development Director and members of the Board of Directors Committees in all development and fundraising endeavors.

The duties of the Development Associate include but are not limited to the following:


  • Development data entry and gift processing.

  • Maintain accurate donor files with gift/acknowledgment documentation.

  • Maintain donor recognition for programs, listings and in lobby sponsorship displays.

  • Record notes and background information on donors to assist in achieving higher level and increased gifts

  • Maintain and support annual fundraising plan including mailings and annual fundraising campaigns.

  • Assist with the creation of publications and fundraising materials to support fundraising activities.

  • Document all donor communication, supporting moves management steps.

  • Develop and maintain ongoing relationships with individual donors.

  • Assist in securing financial support from individuals, foundations and corporations.

  • Oversee and support FOH/Lobby fundraising efforts.

  • Research and help maintain grants/foundation calendar and matrix.

  • Maintain and organize foundation and grant files with gift/ reporting /acknowledgment documentation

  • Assist with grant writing, research and reporting requirements.

  • Support and help execute special events - including donor engagement events, board meetings, and special fundraising events.

  • Perform other related duties as requested.



Competitive Salary, Subsidized healthcare and flexible time off, enjoyable work environment. 


If you interested in applying for this position please submit a resume and cover letter to Nina Meehan, Executive Artistic Director at


About the Bay Area Children’s Theatre

Bay Area Children’s Theatre is a vibrant company that comprises a rapidly growing theatre for young audiences’ program and a theatre education program children ages 2-16.  BACT serves children all over the San Francisco Bay Area with nationally recognized work for family audiences. Its mission ​is to inspire young audiences with imaginative productions, introduce children of all backgrounds to the excitement of live theatre, and create an engaging, entertaining, and educational environment in which children and their families can explore and enjoy the arts. 

As artists, arts educators and arts administrators, we share a cultural ideal and uphold values that make the Bay Area Children’s Theatre a uniquely satisfying place to work: 


We strive for excellence in all we do.  We deliver on our commitments. We work collaboratively, and respect each other’s time.  We admire and support each other’s skills and abilities, understanding that the diversity of our experience builds capacity and strengthens our overall creative impact. We are accountable for our actions and our decisions.  We solve problems constructively and politely, with good will. We keep the company’s best interests in mind. 


We treat everyone as we would like to be treated.  We think the best of each other and help each other succeed. We support each other’s artistic growth.  We communicate kindly, openly and directly. We listen and respond to our patrons, and we are cognizant of the diversity in the communities we serve. 


We understand that working in the performing arts requires us to be nimble.  We value positive outlooks and the ability to respond quickly and efficiently to unexpected needs.  We focus on what we need to accomplish and keep each other informed. 


We know that the future of the company depends on the imagination and innovation we bring to our work. We welcome new ideas and help create an atmosphere in which everyone feels empowered to grow artistically. We share the fun and excitement of everything we are doing.  

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Job Description

The Play Group Theatre (PGT), a White Plains, NY based non-profit theatre for children and teenagers entering its 25th year, is currently seeking a part-time Associate Technical Director/Master Carpenter. PGT is a conservatory quality program for young actors, producing 7 MainStage shows annually, in downtown White Plains, NY.


We are seeking applicants with a BA/BFA (MA/MFA preferred) in technical theatre or equivalent experience. Applicants must possess a mastery of carpentry skills, a working knowledge of construction, shop safety and project management, and should have experience in a supervisory position. Preferred applicants possess experience with and working knowledge of both theatrical lighting and basic sound design. Experience in an educational theatre setting and facility in scenic design is a plus.


We are seeking applicants who possess imagination, flexibility and the desire and ability to work with children and teenagers of varied ages in a creatively charged and artistically demanding, yet nurturing environment. Applicants must be prepared to work as a member of a strong creative team, and to work quickly towards the end goal, while still giving focus to the artistic process. The ideal candidate is not afraid to get dirty or climb tall ladders and possesses grace and a sense of humor under pressure.  Ability to safely lift and carry 50 pounds is a must.




  • Communicating with designers. Interpreting and/or creating floor plans/draftings.

  • Building sets and properties for all PGT MainStage productions.

  • Coordinating overhire for the build/painting of sets and properties.

  • Organizing and seeing to technical needs for all PGT MainStage productions.

  • Overseeing scenic/tech for Theatre Lab productions, in PGT’s Black box Theatre, as needed.

  • Instructing and overseeing students in our Design/Tech Track (middle- and high-school aged) including basic scenic construction and safety, and technical theatre, and involving them in the process of building the show

  • Supervising college-age interns and parent volunteers as available

  • Ensuring a safe, clean and organized workspace

  • Ensuring the safety of students, staff and audience members regarding scenery, props, special effects and backstage spaces in both the MainStage and Blackbox Theatres

  • Attending all necessary production meetings and staff-wide events


PGT’s Theatre Facility includes:


228 seat MainStage Theatre

100 seat Jonah Mac Blackbox Theatre

Scene Shop

Costume Shop

Rehearsal Studios

Design Studio

Green Room and Dressing Rooms

Offices and Storage


The Play Group Theatre has a core value of inclusion and is actively seeking to diversify our staff. We believe that a truly diverse arts community is necessary to serve all students, make meaningful art, and reflect the broad range of cultures within our wider community.                      

The Play Group Theatre is a proud Equal Opportunity Employer and will consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity or expression, age, or sexual orientation.


Please send a letter of interest and resume to Artistic Director, Jill Abusch: Please include ‘ATD’ in the subject of your email. No phone calls please.

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