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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.


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.


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.



  • 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.


  • 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].