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Video Production Manager

Symphony Space is a multidisciplinary performing arts center where bold programming, presented in a uniquely warm and welcoming environment, forges indelible relationships between artists and audiences. Our fundamental mission is to connect art, ideas, and community through our programs and our commitment to literacy and education through the arts. On our New York City stages, through our national broadcasts, and in the classrooms and communities we serve throughout the country, we foster access to the arts through all the disciplines. Our embrace of the audience and the arts is wide, and the experience of our patrons is deep and enriched.

Our commitment to diversifying our workforce extends to all who join us in creating and
presenting art. We strongly encourage people from underrepresented groups to apply. The
more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. To learn more about Symphony Space’s
mission, vision, values, and programs, please visit symphonyspace.org.

ABOUT THE POSITION

Symphony Space is seeking an experienced Video Production Manager (VPM) to oversee all aspects of livestreaming and performance recording. The VPM will play a key role in establishing the overall look of our livestream presentations, utilizing our 4-camera PTZ systems. This is an exciting opportunity for a creative, dynamic, and skilled professional to develop, manage, and grow the video production area of Symphony Space. The VPM reports to the Director of Production, and works closely with the Associate Production Manager and producing departments throughout Symphony Space.

This is a part-time position—averaging 25 hours/week—with the expectation that the precise schedule will fluctuate throughout the season depending on the needs of events and the demands of overseeing the video area.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Oversee livestream and recording operations for all performances and events
  • Build and train a team of freelance system operators
  • Develop shooting scripts for signature in-house performance series
  • Collaborate with the in-house production team to enhance production values
  • Advise and assist the post-production team
  • Identify best practices and evolve daily operations as necessary
  • Maintain the systems, make recommendations for future expansion
  • Other duties as assigned

DESIRED SKILLS AND TRAITS

  • Experience with multi-camera livestreaming and PTZ camera systems in a theatrical setting
  • Experience with NDI-based systems and vMix Live Video Streaming Software
  • Experience with video and audio editing programs a plus
  • A collaborative mindset and enthusiasm for working with a variety of programmers and changing needs
  • A passion for the arts across disciplines

Please note that all Symphony Space staff members are required to be fully vaccinated and boosted.

Symphony Space is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

TO APPLY

Please email your cover letter and resume with “Video Production Manager” in the subject line to search at symphony space dot org. Please include clips of videos you have directed, shot and/or edited with a description of your role in each. We look forward to receiving your application.

IT Associate, Marketing & Events

ABOUT THE POSITION

Symphony Space seeks a full-time IT Associate, Marketing & Events. Embedded in the Marketing Department, and reporting jointly to the Senior Director of Strategy & Engagement and the Director of Information Technology, the Associate will work closely across departments in support of the Marketing, Production, Livestreaming, and Box Office teams. The position calls for experience with livestream technologies, content management systems (CMS), and cloud server and web management. This is an ideal position for a person with a passion for both technology and the performing arts.

Symphony Space is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our commitment to diversifying our workforce extends to all who join us in creating and presenting art. We strongly encourage people from underrepresented groups to apply. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. To learn more about Symphony Space’s mission, vision, values, and programs, please visit symphonyspace.org.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Livestream support including event setup & management, building watch pages on our website, and in-person event troubleshooting
  • Content management system back-end oversight
  • Website maintenance and revisions with outside web developers
  • Communication with and management of web developers and other digital consultants
  • Support and maintenance of technology for events including box office and ticketing needs, wireless ticket scanners (Android OS), etc.
  • Identification of new developments in technology-based systems related to ticketing, CRM, and web applications that can enable the organization to use tools more effectively

DESIRED SKILLS & TRAITS

  • Experience with content management systems (CMS), web design and architecture, basic HTML
  • Knowledge of web analytics and search engine optimization
  • Familiarity with livestreaming and recording softwares (VMix and OBS)
  • Clear writing and communication skills, and an ability to convey technical project goals and action steps to a variety of stakeholders with varying levels of technical knowledge
  • Excellent time-management and creative problem-solving skills, and ability to handle a multitude of time-sensitive tasks with grace and diplomacy
  • Interest in cutting-edge technology and ability to keep abreast of new developments as they relate to Symphony Space’s need
  • Enthusiasm for working in a collaborative environment. Experience working in a non-profit organization is highly desired.

The Associate will serve as onsite support for events with a schedule determined in concert with their supervisors and based on the performance calendar.

ABOUT SYMPHONY SPACE

Symphony Space is a multidisciplinary performing arts center where bold programming, presented in a uniquely warm and welcoming environment, forges indelible relationships between artists and audiences. Our fundamental mission is to connect art, ideas, and community through our programs and our commitment to literacy and education through the arts. On our New York City stages, through our national broadcasts, and in the classrooms and communities we serve throughout the country, we foster access to the arts through all the disciplines. Our embrace of the audience and the arts is wide, and the experience of our patrons is deep and enriched.

COMPENSATION

We offer a competitive salary and a benefit package that includes health insurance; life and long-term disability insurance, flexible spending plan; annuity plan; and generous vacation schedule.

Please note that all Symphony Space staff members are required to be fully vaccinated and boosted.

TO APPLY

Please email cover letter, resume and salary requirements with IT Associate, Marketing & Events in the subject line to [email protected].

We look forward to receiving your application.

ASSOCIATE PRODUCTION MANAGER

Symphony Space is a multidisciplinary performing arts center where bold programming, presented in a uniquely warm and welcoming environment, forges indelible relationships between artists and audiences. Our fundamental mission is to connect art, ideas, and community through our programs and our commitment to literacy and education through the arts. On our New York City stages, through our national broadcasts, and in the classrooms and communities we serve throughout the country, we foster access to the arts through all the disciplines. Our embrace of the audience and the arts is wide, and the experience of our patrons is deep and enriched.

Our commitment to diversifying our workforce extends to all who join us in creating and presenting art. We strongly encourage people from underrepresented groups to apply. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. To learn more about Symphony Space’s mission, vision, values, and programs, please visit symphonyspace.org.

ABOUT THE POSITION

Symphony Space is seeking an experienced Associate Production Manager (APM) to join a team dedicated to producing the highest quality in-house and rental productions. Working collaboratively and creatively across all programming areas of Symphony Space and with our body of long standing and new renters, the APM joins a department of four full time production staff, supplemented by over-hires and specialty technicians. The Production Department works as a closely knit team with a seamless hand-off of responsibilities, built upon our confidence and trust in each other’s commitment to providing first rate professional service. Of note - Symphony Space recently installed PZT systems in our two theatres and we will provide training to the APM with the expectation that the APM will be capable of handling basic system operation.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Advance in-house shows, and act as Technical Advisor for rental events
  • Schedule sound, projectionist and over hire calls as well as piano tuning and maintenance
  • Maintain Symphony Space owned Production equipment
  • Assure that stage and backstage areas are well organized and in compliance with NYC codes

SKILLS AND TRAITS

  • Demonstrated production management or technical direction experience in an arts presenting organization
  • Service oriented; collaborative mindset and enthusiasm for working with a variety of programmers and changing needs; can-do attitude
  • Ability to work nights and weekends as needed

Please note that all Symphony Space staff are required to be fully vaccinated and must obtain the booster by January 31, 2022 or by the timeline recommended by the Center for Disease Control.

Symphony Space is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

TO APPLY

Please email your cover letter and resume with “Associate Production Manager” in the subject line to [email protected]. We look forward to receiving your application.

Camera Operators (Event-Based)

Symphony Space is a multidisciplinary performing arts center where bold programming, presented in a uniquely warm and welcoming environment, forges indelible relationships between artists and audiences. Our fundamental mission is to connect art, ideas, and community through our programs and our commitment to literacy and education through the arts. On our New York City stages, through our national broadcasts, and in the classrooms and communities we serve throughout the country, we foster access to the arts through all the disciplines. Our embrace of the audience and the arts is wide, and the experience of our patrons is deep and enriched.

Symphony Space is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our commitment to diversifying our workforce extends to all who join us in creating and presenting art. We strongly encourage people from underrepresented groups to apply. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. To learn more about Symphony Space’s mission, vision, values, and programs, please visit symphonyspace.org.

The Position

Symphony Space is seeking experienced Camera Operators to shoot select live streaming and performance recording, utilizing our new 4-camera PTZ systems.

Skills and Traits

  • Necessary: Livestream or Broadcast experience
  • Necessary: Collaborative attitude, resourceful with an excellent eye for framing
  • Preferred: Experience with Panasonic cameras and with multi-camera live streaming and PTZ camera systems and NDI in a theatrical setting

Please note that all Symphony Space staff are required to be fully vaccinated and must obtain the booster by January 31, 2022 or by the timeline recommended by the Center for Disease Control.

To Apply

Please email your cover letter and resume with “Camera Operator” in the subject line to [email protected] Please include clips of videos you have shot. We look forward to receiving your application.

LIVE STREAM ENGINEERS (Event-Based)

Symphony Space is a multidisciplinary performing arts center where bold programming, presented in a uniquely warm and welcoming environment, forges indelible relationships between artists and audiences. Our fundamental mission is to connect art, ideas, and community through our programs and our commitment to literacy and education through the arts. On our New York City stages, through our national broadcasts, and in the classrooms and communities we serve throughout the country, we foster access to the arts through all the disciplines. Our embrace of the audience and the arts is wide, and the experience of our patrons is deep and enriched.

Symphony Space is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our commitment to diversifying our workforce extends to all who join us in creating and presenting art. We strongly encourage people from underrepresented groups to apply. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. To learn more about Symphony Space’s mission, vision, values, and programs, please visit symphonyspace.org.

The Position

Symphony Space is seeking experienced Live Stream Engineers to oversee select live streaming and performance recording, utilizing our new 4-camera PTZ systems.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Oversee live-stream operations for select performances and events
  • Develop shooting scripts for signature in-house performance series
  • Collaborate with the in-house production team to enhance production values
  • Advise and assist the post-production team regarding editing
  • Identify best practices for video and evolve daily operations as necessary

Skills and Traits

  • Necessary: Livestream or Broadcast experience
  • Necessary: Experience with Livestream software such as VMix, OBS or Wirecast
  • Necessary: Experience troubleshooting Windows
  • Necessary: Collaborative attitude, resourceful and able to adapt to high-stakes, one-night only productions
  • Preferred: Experience with multi-camera live streaming and PTZ camera systems and NDI in a theatrical setting
  • Preferred: Experience in color correction, audio and motion graphics
  • Preferred: Experience with Adobe After effects and Premiere

Please note that all Symphony Space staff are required to be fully vaccinated and must obtain the booster by January 31, 2022 or by the timeline recommended by the Center for Disease Control.

To Apply

Please email your cover letter and resume with “Live Stream Engineer” in the subject line to [email protected] Please include clips of videos you have directed, shot and/or edited with a description of your role in each. We look forward to receiving your application.

IT Assistant (Part-time)

Symphony Space is a multidisciplinary performing arts center where bold programming, presented in a uniquely warm and welcoming environment, forges indelible relationships between artists and audiences. Our fundamental mission is to connect art, ideas, and community through our programs and our commitment to literacy and education through the arts. On our New York City stages, through our national broadcasts, and in the classrooms and communities we serve throughout the country, we foster access to the arts through all the disciplines. Our embrace of the audience and the arts is wide, and the experience of our patrons is deep and enriched.

Symphony Space is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our commitment to diversifying our workforce extends to all who join us in creating and presenting art. We strongly encourage people from underrepresented groups to apply. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. To learn more about Symphony Space’s mission, vision, values, and programs, please visit symphonyspace.org.

ABOUT THE POSITION

This is a part-time position providing desktop support for hardware, OS, and applications issues. Symphony Space’s full time staff of 45 is currently largely working remotely but some are on site for performances and operational needs. The IT Assistant reports to the Director of IT and will work both remotely and on site as needed during this period.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Install/configure/support desktop systems: Windows 10 Pro & Enterprise (2OH2) through current; Mac OS 10.13 through current
  • Install/configure/support mobile device: Apple iOS, Droid OS
  • Provide hardware support: HP printers, scanners, MFC devices
  • Evaluate and correct first and second level support matters
  • Report and escalate more complex issues to IT management
  • Create and manage a comprehensive planning timeline for all aspects of IT needs – e.g., updates, renewals, etc.
  • Maintain an ongoing dialogue with staff to ensure IT needs are being met
  • Act as the on-site point person for certain events (including some evenings and weekends)
  • Provide support for A/V presentations, video conferencing and related as necessary

DESIRED SKILLS & TRAITS

  • Two plus years of desk-top support experience, preferably in an environment of 30+ staff
  • Knowledgeable in TCP/IP networking fundamentals
  • Experience with server administration (Windows/Linux), Google Workspace and Amazon storage (S3, Glacier) a plus
  • Exacting attention to detail, including documentation, and thorough follow-through
  • Personable and professional in all communications – in person, in writing, and by phone
  • Motivated by a collaborative work environment and desire to provide first rate service

COMPENSATION

This is a part-time position, starting at 15 hours/week. Hours will likely increase in the near future.

Please note that all Symphony Space staff are required to be fully vaccinated and boosted. Unboosted staff must obtain the booster in the period recommended by the CDC, if not currently eligible to receive it.

TO APPLY

Interested persons should send a cover letter and resume to [email protected]. Please put IT Assistant in the subject line. We look forward to receiving your application.

MANAGER OF INSTITUTIONAL GIVING

Symphony Space is a multidisciplinary performing arts center where bold programming, presented in a uniquely warm and welcoming environment, forges indelible relationships between artists and audiences. Our fundamental mission is to connect art, ideas, and community through our programs and our commitment to literacy and education through the arts. On our New York City stages, through our national broadcasts, and in the classrooms and communities we serve throughout the country, we foster access to the arts through all the disciplines. Our embrace of the audience and the arts is wide, and the experience of our patrons is deep and enriched.

Our commitment to diversifying our workforce extends to all who join us in creating and presenting art. We strongly encourage people from historically marginalized groups to apply. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. To learn more about Symphony Space’s mission, vision, values, and programs, please visit symphonyspace.org.

ABOUT THE POSITION

Symphony Space seeks a highly motivated and dynamic Manager of Institutional Giving. Reporting to the Director of Development, this position is an integral part of the Development team and works with members of the entire staff to coordinate and implement all foundation, corporate, and government outreach initiatives.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Working with the Executive Director and Director of Development to develop fundraising strategies and proposals
  • Stewarding relationships with institutional funders both in-person at cultivation events and performances and through all other forms of communications
  • Generating all written correspondence relating to foundation, corporate, and government grants, including proposals, reports, budgets, and letters
  • Developing and maintaining the institutional giving calendar and efficiently managing deadlines
  • Identifying, researching, and providing stewardship for institutional prospects
  • Working with Program and Finance Directors to gather and maintain program information
  • Representing Symphony Space at various events, both in and out of house

DESIRED SKILLS & TRAITS

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of three years institutional fundraising experience with a solid understanding of the fundraising landscape of New York City.

A background in arts and culture is preferred. Additional skills and traits include:

  • Demonstrated success in donor cultivation and securing support from foundation, corporate, and government sources
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills, and the ability to inspire the respect and confidence of stakeholders, fundraising prospects, and institutional funders
  • Exemplary organizational and budgeting skills as well as the ability to take initiative and manage multiple tasks and projects
  • An approach that is thoughtful, detail-oriented, and creative
  • Knowledge and facility with relational fundraising databases (Symphony Space uses Spektrix) and the capacity to optimize their use in support of institutional fundraising goals
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Familiarity with the annual CDP protocol

COMPENSATION

This is a full-time position. We offer a benefits package that includes health insurance, life and long-term disability insurance, flexible spending plan (FSA), annuity plan, and three weeks of vacation time.

Symphony Space is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Please note that all Symphony Space staff members are required to be fully vaccinated and boosted.

TO APPLY

Please submit your cover letter, resume, salary requirements, and two (2) writing samples to: [email protected]. Please put INSTITUTIONAL GIVING in the subject line.

We look forward to receiving your application.

Director of Finance

Symphony Space is a multidisciplinary performing arts center where bold programming, presented in a uniquely warm and welcoming environment, forges indelible relationships between artists and audiences. Our fundamental mission is to connect art, ideas, and community through our programs and our commitment to literacy and education through the arts. On our New York City stages, through our national broadcasts, and in the classrooms and communities we serve throughout the country, we foster access to the arts through all the disciplines. Our embrace of the audience and the arts is wide, and the experience of our patrons is deep and enriched.

Our commitment to diversifying our workforce extends to all who join us in creating and presenting art. We strongly encourage people from historically marginalized groups to apply. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. To learn more about Symphony Space’s mission, vision, values, and programs, please visit symphonyspace.org.

ABOUT THE POSITION

Symphony Space is seeking a dynamic, skilled, and systems-oriented Director of Finance to join our team. The Director of Finance (DoF) will report jointly to the Executive Director and Managing Director and be a key member of the leadership team.

Working with the Directors of all departments, the DoF plays a pivotal role in effectively managing both the day-to-day operations and the big-picture financial planning of the organization.

This role offers the ability to work autonomously and as an integral member of a team, contributing to and nurturing the organization’s culture and sustainability. With a clear line of communication to the Board of Directors, the DoF works in close concert with the Finance and Audit Committees of the Board.

Supervising the full-time Senior Accountant, the Director of Finance oversees budgeting and projections as well as the accounting for contributions, earned revenues, fixed assets, accounts payable, accounts receivable, and payroll.

Our ideal candidate is a proactive and forward-thinking individual who has a love of both the arts and numbers, who possesses finance and accounting expertise across all areas, has exceptional interpersonal and communication skills as well as impeccable judgment and discretion, and a demonstrated ability to excel in a fast-paced, vibrant environment.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manages all financial planning, budgeting, operations, and reporting
  • Prepares the annual budget with senior management
  • Prepares reports for internal use and Board and funder review including short and long-term financial forecasts of financial performance, cash flow models and investment reports
  • Analyzes institutional, departmental, and program expenses and revenues
  • Directs the annual audit and oversees regulatory filings
  • Develops, implements, and maintains accounting policies and procedures
  • Maintains relationships with bank officials and auditors
  • Manages the implementation and upgrade of accounting systems
  • Maintains controls over receipts, deposits, and disbursements of funds
  • Monitors financial contract compliance
  • Monitors bank activities and utilization of the organization’s line of credit
  • Records and analyzes the organization’s endowment/investment portfolio activity

DESIRED SKILLS & TRAITS

Required:

  • Proven expertise in Finance, Accounting
  • 7 to 10 years of applicable experience
  • Extensive knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, budgeting and reporting
  • Experience in a non-profit organizational environment
  • Proficiency with financial management systems and Excel
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills.
  • Exceptional organization skills, multi-tasking ability, and meticulous attention to detail
  • Strong affinity for financial analysis
  • Integrity, sensitivity, and discretion in dealing with confidential information
  • Experience providing staff supervision and evaluation

Preferred:

  • CPA
  • Proficiency in Financial Edge is highly desirable

COMPENSATION

We offer a competitive salary and a benefit package that includes health insurance; life and long-term disability insurance, flexible spending plan; annuity plan; and generous vacation schedule.

Symphony Space is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Please note that all Symphony Space staff members are required to be fully vaccinated and boosted.

TO APPLY

Please email cover letter, resume and salary requirements with Director of Finance in the subject line to [email protected]

We look forward to receiving your application.