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£22,000-25,000 dependent on experience
Application Deadline: 
4th June 2019

SICK! Festival is seeking a dynamic, experienced and efficient individual to support its Creative Team to deliver a community engagement programme, commissions and festival programme.

This is a new role within the team, reflecting the organisation’s ambitions for growth. The role will have responsibilities within community engagement, working with communities and supporting participatory activities. The role will also support the development of new commissions and projects, and contribute to the development of new concepts and themes for the presentation of new work.

The ideal candidate will have experience in producing and managing complex artistic projects, and have a demonstrable experience of working within socially engaged arts practice. Experience of working with diverse communities and managing participation and engagement is also highly valued.

For the full job description and person specification, please head to: http://www.sickfestival.com/about-us/jobs/

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Performing Arts Program Coordinator

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$52,742 to $77,130 and $62,264 to $91,036
Application Deadline: 
5/23/19

DUTIES

A Performing Arts Program Coordinator plans, schedules, coordinates and directs the work of support staff engaged in conducting performing arts programs, technical production activities, and/or box office and patron service operations; promotes public interest in the performing arts through Citywide programs involving citizen and professional participation in musical groups, drama, dance, and musical stage presentations; evaluates and prepares reports on policies and programs affecting the department and the local performing arts community; analyzes and prepares business and financial reports relative to theater operations; prepares and manages budgets for specific activities; applies sound supervisory principles and techniques in building and maintaining an effective workforce; and fulfills equal employment opportunity responsibilities.

REQUIREMENT(S)/MINIMUM QUALIFICATION(S)

  1. Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university; and
  2. Two years of full-time paid experience in performing or instructing music, dance or drama; or planning, coordinating directing and scheduling a music or theater arts program; or managing business and development of theater operations and productions.

Applicants who lack the required education may substitute one year of full-time paid experience for each year of education lacking.

 
PROCESS NOTES

  1. Please note that qualifying education must be from a college or university accredited by a City of Los Angeles recognized agency. A list of approved accrediting agencies can be found at http://per.lacity.org/Accredited%20Institutions%2008-21-08.pdf (Download PDF reader).
  2. Candidates completing the exam process will be contacted by the Personnel Department to provide required proof of qualifying degree and/or coursework.

Applications must be received by MAY 23, 2019.

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Director of Production

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Application Deadline: 
April 12, 2019

CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

Plan, implement, administer, coordinate, monitor, and evaluate all assigned MainStage and off-site production functions and activities

Oversee technical operations, including lighting, sound, set design and assembly, and any other special production requirements for all MainStage and off-site events; assist as needed with production stage management and/or technical direction

Confer regularly with the Artistic Director, Education Director, other programming staff, and other Flynn personnel and departments to plan, coordinate, and evaluate programs, facilities, systems, and activities

Plan and implement production department staffing needs and schedules

In conjunction with the Facilities Manager, ensure safety compliance of Flynn Center campus; assume overall responsibility of ensuring safety compliance of production staff at all times

Develop and administer stage maintenance and departmental operating budgets for MainStage and off-site productions; participate in planning of short and long-range capital projects involving stage and facility improvements

Evaluate rental requests and programming proposals to provide budget estimates and bring forward any feasibility issues; make recommendations to address feasibility issues

Approve Flynn-provided stage design and layout services for small users on the MainStage

Oversee negotiation of labor and equipment needs for Flynn productions with artists and production companies

Negotiate with product vendors for purchase or rental of production and stage equipment

Serve as principal liaison to production personnel of all users of the MainStage and off-site productions; together with the appropriate Flynn technical and management staff, advance all technical aspects of events via phone or e-mail communication in addition to hosting site visits as necessary; support FlynnSpace Managers with these parallel tasks

Oversee MainStage and off-site show activity, including but not limited to executing and supporting non-union production staff as they make contact and welcome outside production personnel, monitor labor check-in, supervise labor, keep accurate hours for payroll processing, initiate appropriate breaks, monitor stage parking lot, and parking related activities

Review and approve bi-weekly payroll for full- and part-time union employees, as well as direct reports among production department staff

Be highly familiar with, adhere to, and accurately execute all related aspects of the Collective Bargaining Agreement between IATSE local union 919 and the Flynn Center; provide the Flynn with insights, recommendations, and requested information during renewal negotiation process

Ensure there is no displacement for visiting artists' production teams and Flynn crew

Serve as liaison with union representatives regarding labor contract issues

As needed and as appropriate, resolve conflicts for regular full- and part-time union employees; support the conflict resolution process as required

Work with Facilities Manager to coordinate and implement necessary facility maintenance; assign staff appropriately to ensure the campus is secure

Collaborate with box office and administrative staff in preparing night-of-show financial settlements, reconciliations, and show billings

Maintain inventory of all stage and production equipment; oversee and maintain appropriate inventory, supplies, and equipment through an inventory control system

Stay abreast of new developments in the field; recommend and implement new policies and procedures; attend appropriate professional meetings

Plan, implement, and administer appropriate departmental reporting and recordkeeping systems; prepare a variety of administrative reports; maintain proper records of events and maintenance

Serve on various committees as needed, such as the Buildings & Grounds Committee

Attend interdepartmental meetings as required

Other duties as assigned

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

Direct administrative and functional supervision of Technical Coordinator & Lighting Director, part-time Production Stage Manager for the MainStage

Administrative and functional supervision, direct and indirect, of Assistant Manager/Technical Director of FlynnSpace, all IATSE union employees, including regular House Electrician, House Carpenter, and House Soundman, and indirect supervision of maintenance staff. 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Supervision received from the Executive Director

QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor's degree plus 6 to 8 years of relevant professional, technical, and supervisory experience in live performance productions, or a combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and skills are acquired

Broad base of knowledge and skills related to technical theater production, including lighting, sound, counter-weight fly systems, chain hoists, and stage carpentry

Strong production management skills and experience

Strong personnel and labor relations skills

Ability to maintain situational awareness, flexibility, and the leadership capabilities required to quickly understand and adapt to changing conditions

Ability to act diplomatically

Knowledge of computer design and control software, such as lighting programming and sound control systems

Highly organized with a keen attention to detail

Strong planning, administrative, organizational, and budgeting skills

Flexibility and fluidity around task prioritization

Ability to deal effectively with a broad range of individuals and groups within and outside the organization

Strong written and oral communication skills

Calm composure under pressure and when pulled in many different directions

Comfortable with new and evolving technologies; familiarity with Microsoft Office applications, database, and calendar systems

Ability to maintain a flexible schedule, with openness to occasionally being "on call" in emergency situations

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Press and Editorial Manager

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Under the supervision of the Director of Marketing and in coordination with outside PR firms, the Press and Editorial Manager serves as a point of contact for all media activities that take place within the building, including on-site artist interviews, photography and video shoots, and coordination of media events. The Press & Editorial Manager also coordinates content for house programs including artist bios, commissioning program notes, and other editorial content as needed.

Major Responsibilities

  • Gather relevant media materials for upcoming presentations to develop communications materials
  • Assist in the crafting of language and story ideas for select presentations, institutional milestones, education initiatives, artists-in-residence, special events, and social events
  • Liaise with partner institutions, co-commissioners, and artists and their representatives on communications surrounding presentations, including approval of media releases, coordinating schedules and interviews both on and off site, and selection of photos and media related to the presentation
  • Coordinate listings and advance and critical coverage of select presentations
  • Facilitate media campaigns related to galas, fundraisers, and other social events
  • Assemble press kits and other materials for on-site events and critical attendance of presentations
  • Manage photography of presentations, special events, and other institutional events, arranging all necessary approvals for media use, and archiving media
  • Develop final coverage reports for all presentations and other media outreach initiatives, including the assembling of all relevant clips and earned media impressions from coverage.
  • Maintain the institutional archive of press clips and pull quotes for presentations and other institutional materials
  • Manage the press section of the Armory website, making sure all relevant press releases, media coverage, and photos have been uploaded and all institutional language is current and consistent
  • Coordinate content for press materials, house programs, and other institutional publications, including artist bios and headshots, creative team notes, notes commissioned from a program annotator, and other content as needed

Requirements and Skills

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience and a strong interest in the performing and/or visual arts is a must.  Candidates must be hands-on self-starters who work well within a fast-paced environment and manage multiple complex projects and meet multiple deadlines.  Candidates should have excellent verbal and written communication skills; excellent administrative and organizational skills; strong knowledge of media outlets in New York, nationally, and globally.
 

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Technical Production Assistant

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£23,000 - £25,000 per annum pro rata, dependent on experience
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Monday 15 April 2019, 10am

EEA is looking for a creative and highly organised individual with proven experience in a similar role. The Technical Production Assistant will work closely with the Senior Production Manager and team of Creative Producers to ensure the smooth running of EEA’s spectacular outdoor events and ensure they are delivered in a professional manner to a high standard. The role would include a period of training with the Senior Production Manager on the workings of some of EEA’s unique creations, use of pyrotechnics, fireworks and fire and the writing of schedules and risk assessments.

Key Activities

To support the technical team on the safe provision of all technical aspects relating to EEA’s productions and events

To support the onsite delivery of EEA’s events including carnivals and parades, fireworks displays and large scale outdoor productions

To Support EEA’s designers and artists in the realisation of their work to a high level

To assist the Senior Production Manager in implementing and inputting to working practices and procedures

Terms and Conditions

Salary: £23,000 - £25,000 per annum pro rata, dependent on experience

Contract: Part time, based on 3 days per week, fixed term until 31 March 2020. This is a flexible working days contract and evening and weekend work is required. This is a new role and we hope to make it permanent in the future.

Pension: Auto-enrolment in company pension scheme with 3% employer contribution and 5% employee contribution.

Holiday: The employee shall be entitled to 22 days holiday per year (pro rata) increasing by one day per full year of employment up to a maximum of 30 days, plus (pro rata) statutory, public holidays. Holiday entitlement will be accrued according to the length of time served.

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General Manager

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£27,000 – 30,000 depending on experience
Application Deadline: 
Monday 1st April

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Theatre Bristol is looking for a General Manager to oversee and manage the day to day operations and finance at Theatre Bristol.

The General Manager will be responsible for ensuring the smooth running of the Theatre Bristol’s operations.

They will support the Chief Executive in business planning, development and income generation activities, and manage stakeholder relationships with supporters and funders.

In addition, they may take the lead on managing the delivery of specific projects and initiatives as they arise.

Application deadline: Monday 1st April, 9am

Interviews: Tuesday 16th April in Bristol

Permanent, full time (35 hours a week excluding lunch break), some occasional evening and weekend work required.

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