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Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) is a multi-disciplinary arts center located in Brooklyn, New York. For more than 150 years, BAM has been the home for adventurous artists, audiences, and ideas—engaging both global and local communities. With world-renowned programming in theater, dance, music, opera, film, and much more, BAM showcases the work of emerging artists and innovative modern masters.

We are seeking a full-time Production Supervisor to handle the technical aspects of BAM presentations, productions, rentals, and special events. This position is based in BAM’s Fisher Building and will have a focus on carpentry and rigging. The qualified candidate is a dynamic and creative problem solver with excellent communication skills and has experience in production management, managing or working in the carpentry and rigging field, and creating and managing a realistic production budget.

BAM administrative staff will be required to show proof of vaccination to enter the buildings as teams transition back to fully in-person operations.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Advance productions in BAM’s Fisher building and on BAM’s campus with a particular focus on technical and budget analysis, arrangement of equipment, and designing and implementing the schedule of technical staff and stagehands
  • Supervise crews and run events throughout the BAM campus
  • Manage the carpentry and rigging department in the BAM Fisher building, including advance work, assisting in hiring and scheduling of Fisher overhire labor, and supervising maintenance of in-house equipment
  • Collaborate with BAM Programming, General Management, and Operations to support the presentation of a diverse programmatic slate including BAMKids and Next Wave performances, humanities talks, education programs, a technical production workforce development program, and community programs and events.
  • Supervise, manage, and foster communication between all production departments
  • Consult and make recommendations on designer and stage management hiring


Working conditions:

  • Ability to lift up to 30 pounds and stand for prolonged periods of time. Ability to move throughout multiple facilities as required.


Required Experience, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Five years applicable professional theatrical work experience
  • Experience supervising or working in carpentry and rigging field
  • Expertise with Microsoft Suite, Autocad, and Vectorworks; ability to understand, write and administer contracts
  • Demonstrated writing and interpersonal skills
  • Willingness to work on an irregular schedule, often with long hours
  • Experience reading and interpreting drawings and other technical materials
  • Experience managing expenditures and budgets
  • Experience creating schedules and meeting deadlines
  • Comfortable working with DEI concepts, programs, and initiatives.
  • Must have the ability to satisfy NYC COVID-19 vaccination mandate for businesses.


Compensation: The salary for this position is $64,575. This position is full-time and a union position that will be paid in accordance with the UAW 2110 Collective Bargaining Agreement.

In addition, BAM provides a comprehensive benefit package including medical, dental and vision insurance, retirement plan opportunities including both 401(k) and pension plans, as well as BAM related benefits including access to BAM’s amazing programming.

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