Pros: hands-on, very educational, rewarding and meaningful work
Cons: no definate schedule, general lack of hours for work
A typical day at the BPAC was, in exclusion of show days, involved cleaning the back areas, ensuring the safety of electrical systems, and maintaining the premises. Show days were a full 12-hour affair that included setting up proper lighting and sound ques, ensuring the safety and care of props and set, as well as maintaining a proper space for the performers to prepare. The management was well taught and always had something for us to do. My co-workers were college-aged adults like me who enjoyed theatre, so we often got along fine. The hardest part of my job was the lack of proper scheduling and defined hours. One day I would be there for only a few hours doing really nothing of interest and the next I would be there from dawn to far after dusk working tirelessly on sets. My favorite part of working here was that I worked with theatre and art people and I very much enjoyed their company.