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Assistant Producer for Performing Arts Programs

Assistant Producer for Performing Arts Programs

Symphony Space seeks a dynamic Assistant Producer for Performing Arts Programs.

The Assistant Producer is a full-time position supporting the Director of Performing Arts in all aspects of event production. The Performing Arts Department produces over 70 events per season in music, talks, and family programs, with a strong emphasis on live music.

Responsibilities include:

  • Creating offer letters and artist contracts
  • Keeping a detailed department calendar, including tracking deadlines
  • Creating programs and program notes for individual concerts
  • Advancing pre-production aspects of performances including content gathering (images, videos, bios, artist blogs, technical questionnaires, etc.)
  • Programming and updating shows on the Symphony Space website, and on internal calendars
  • Processing ASCAP/BMI payments, artist fees, and other invoices
  • Interacting with Marketing, Development, and Production Departments to disseminate information
  • Coordinating the scheduling of rehearsals and sound checks for concerts and events
  • Overseeing artist services: hospitality, travel, and accommodations
  • Representing Symphony Space at select live performances as on-site producer
  • Overseeing department intern(s)

The ideal candidate is well-organized, detail-oriented, and able to work independently with:

  • a demonstrable interest in the arts, producing, and talent management
  • a passion for, and knowledge of live music
  • at least one year of event coordination/producing or equivalent experience
  • a proven ability to manage competing priorities
  • strong written and verbal communication skills

Candidates with a background in music management, performance, or booking will be given extra consideration. Please note that the job requires some evening and weekend hours.

Compensation:

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

Apply:

Please send resume and cover letter to [email protected] with “Assistant Producer” in the subject line. Qualified candidates will be contacted. No phone calls please.

Usher

Responsibilities

  • Provide courteous customer assistance by greeting, directing, and escorting patrons to their seats, and answering questions.
  • Stuffing and distributing program
  • Light clean-up after shows.

Requirements

  • Dependable
  • Neat
  • Interested in interacting with the general public.

Training is provided. Uniform to be worn on the job is long sleeve black shirt, black pants and dark shoes. Weekly schedule of 5 to 20 hours generally available, daytime and/or evening.

Starting wage: $15.00/hour.

Interested persons should send a cover letter and resume to Corinne Maikarfi, Head of House Management, at [email protected].

House Manager

The House Manager’s primary responsibility is to ensure the comfort, safety and security of our patrons. The House Manager assures that all front of house protocols are met.

Additional Responsibilities & Duties Include:

  • Supervise, assign and oversee ushers and volunteers.
  • Assure that safety and security protocols are met.
  • Work closely with the box office and production management to resolve seating issues and assure prompt curtain times.
  • Inform appropriate Staff of maintenance needs of the theatre spaces; including working with the Production Support Staff with regard to temperature control.
  • Track attendance at performances. Supervise operation of concessions.
  • Become knowledgeable about first aid and willing to take instruction in CPR and to be certified as a Fire Guard for the theatre.
  • Assist and monitor volunteers, including, specifically concessions; provide inventory accounting of concessions after each event; and other duties, as assigned
  • In all ways, act in the best interests, health and safety of the patrons and the property of Symphony Space.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Have prior customer service experience
  • Must be personable and committed to providing a top-notch patron experience.
  • Be highly organized, detail-oriented, and dependable and able to work well under pressure.
  • Able to work with the public and as part of a team.
  • Ability to maintain a flexible and diverse work schedule; weekly schedule of 10-15 hours generally available / WEEKEND SCHEDULE MAINLY, daytime and/or evening.
  • WEEKEND (SATURDAY & SUNDAY) availability is a MUST.
  • Knowledge of or willingness to learn electronic operations and theatrical equipment.

Starting wage: $17.00/per hour

Interested persons should send a cover letter and resume to Corinne Maikarfi, Head of House Management at [email protected]