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Position Production and Stage Manager 

Company American Repertory Ballet (ARB) and Princeton Ballet School (PBS) with locations in Princeton, Cranbury and New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA. 

Reporting Relationships The Production and Stage Manager reports to the Artistic Director. Reporting to the Production Manager is the Wardrobe Supervisor and Assistant(s), and all production crew and overhire. 

Travel This position will be based in New Brunswick, and responsible for all ARB/PBS locations. There is some travel associated with this position. 

Website www.arballet.org 

Responsibilities: 

Production Manager’s services shall include, but are not limited to: 

–Coordinate theater/rehearsal schedules with artistic director -Coordinate technical schedules with lighting designers, union stagehands, and theater/facility management -Create initial theater schedule/crew calls for union stagehands (and non-union as appropriate) during load in/rehearsals/show call/load out; act as deciding voice when changes requested/required – Create and manage the production budget, including segmented budgets in detail per venue, working closely with the Finance Director -Coordinate rentals (including some contract writing) for both ARB’s use (costume and scenic) and the use of ARB holdings by outside groups -Coordinate facility rentals with outside groups (including on-site management/representation as required) -Coordinate rental/purchase of necessary theater supplies (dry ice, genie lifts, etc) -Coordinate theater transportation (shipping/trucking of performance elements) – Coordinate dancer transportation if necessary – Arrange hotels, per diem, and catering when applicable -Maintain audio/video archives of company (and school as well) -Oversee monthly safety meetings, store archival sign-in and follow-up on noted issues (leaks, pest, etc) 

-Coordinate over-hire staffing for load in/load out, special projects, etc. -Coordinate Front of House issues with Box Office and House Managers, particularly for in-studio – late seating periods/notes, timelines of seating availability, placement of reserved seating and ADA accessible seating, etc -Supervise load in/load out -Oversee floor cleaning of studio and performance flooring -Coordinate facility maintenance/issues -Work with choreographers/artistic staff to edit recorded music (or outsource appropriately if beyond abilities/technological resources) -Create promotional videos for YouTube/social media as requested -Build/maintain scenery and props as needed for performances (or outsource appropriately if beyond technical capabilities) -Create in conjunction with designers, appropriate documentation for theater load in (hang plots, scenic lists, shift sheets, etc) -Create and implement lighting for in-studio performances -Create/maintain documentation/archival records (photos, lists, etc) of sets and props in ballet inventory for future company use and/or potential rentals. -Other duties as assigned 

Stage Manager’s services shall include, but are not limited to: 

-Attend relevant rehearsals and run-throughs in studio -Oversee rehearsals during tech/pre-performance week -Create paperwork for backstage: sign in sheets, dressing room assignments/signs, posting schedules, etc. -Work with lighting designers & choreographers to develop calling scripts for shows -Call shows in performance -Take/distribute notes to appropriate technical departments -Provide running documents to relevant departments to accurately perform scene changes, prep for shows, etc -Set up/prepare in-studio seating for observed rehearsals, invited events, etc. -Other duties as assigned 

Qualifications: 

Bachelor’s degree with 3 years minimum experience in production management, preferably for a performing arts organization. Must be organized, detail-oriented, and adaptable with good problem solving skills. Excellent communication and time management skills are required. Must demonstrate the ability to manage budget expenses. 

This position is exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”), as well as under any and all applicable state (New Jersey) and local laws, rules and regulations. 

Competitive compensation package. About American Repertory Ballet: 

The mission of American Repertory Ballet (http://www.arballet.org/) is to bring the joy, beauty, artistry and discipline of classical and contemporary dance to New Jersey and nationwide audiences through artistic and educational programs, presented by a financially responsible organization. This mission is fulfilled through our preeminent classical and contemporary ballet company, ARB’s Access & Enrichment initiatives, programs designed to expose the community to the art form of dance, as well as at Princeton Ballet School, one of the largest and most respected non-profit dance schools in the nation. It is through these three branches of ARB that the organization’s vision is pursued: “To Entertain, Educate, Enlighten, and Inspire with the Beauty and Passion of Dance.” 

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Digital Designer skilled in Illustration and AFX

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Our client, a growing independent award-winning digital advertising agency, is looking for a super-talented Digital Designer with skills in animation and illustration to join their East Central London office. They are looking for an enthusiastic creative-thinker who is really passionate about digital design, illustration, and animation. Someone that can deliver beautifully conceived ideas as well as being a good hands-on designer.

The successful candidate will be creating digital assets and adverts including social media images, GIFS, homepage banners and videos for a range of big-name clients, and will be confident in their own ability to deliver unique and striking designs across a range of outputs. Strong knowledge of social platforms is key.

 

Essential Requirements: 

  • You have 3+  years experience working at digital and integrated agencies.
  • You are an ideas person used to creating digital campaigns with rich content.
  • You’re up to date with the latest design trends and you have a deep understanding of all things digital.
  • You have an engaging portfolio of work that demonstrates award-worthy digital and social design, alongside impressive illustration and motion work, experimentations.
  • You possess a solid understanding of storytelling and how to reach people’s hearts and minds.
  • You have an exceptional eye for detail
 and ability to use your strong Photoshop, Illustrator and After Effects to create exceptional pixel-perfect layouts
  • You can execute a variety of design, illustration and animation styles.
  • You are an adaptive designer, able to work on a variety of platforms, from static social posts to videos, using illustration and photography, 3D, image libraries and stock, or bespoke film.
  • You are an excellent communicator and articulate your ideas clearly.
  • You are highly organised and able to manage deadlines effectively.
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Dance Teachers & Dance Teacher Assitants Needed

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Dance Teachers and Dance Teacher Assistants needed for busy Brooklyn dance studios.  Teach salsa, bachata, Latin, Ballroom, Tango, Swing, Hustle and more.  Spend your time doing what you love and make money at it.  Want to become a professional dance teacher?  Joint our dance teacher training program.  We will train you to teach dance.  Please see more at https://dancefeverstudios.com/teacher-training/

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Communications Associate

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$26,250-28,500
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JOB DESCRIPTION: Communications Associate
The Communications Associate enhances awareness of OtB, and helps to build audience, ensuring that the media, the field, our community, and the public know who we are, what we do, why it matters, and what sets us apart.

Full Job Description here: https://www.ontheboards.org/sites/default/files/final_communications_associatate_7_23_2019.pdf

Key Goals

  • Develop, implement, and evaluate marketing/PR campaigns designed to meet or exceed revenue, attendance, and engagement goals
  • Support OtB’s racial and social equity goals
  • Support clear and effective communications for all OtB performances, programs, and operations
     

Responsibilities

  • Communications & Public Relations
  • Draft press releases in collaboration with internal teams
  • Write and edit content for print/digital collateral in collaboration with internal teams
  • Build relationships with print and online media, arts writers, and influencers
  • Build relationships with community contacts and organizations to support audience engagement strategy
  • Use templates to produce program booklets, signage, and collateral for performances
  • Collaborate with Designer on brand positioning and standards

Digital Media

  • Manage and produce weekly e-newsletters using MailChimp and Patron Manager
  • Manage OtB’s social media presence; schedule, post, and respond to relevant online content
  • Manage content updates to ontheboards.org; coordinate with Designer on content and user experience strategy
  • Measure and report impact of content and campaigns in digital media channels
  • Advertising & Marketing
  • Develop and implement promotional campaigns designed to meet or exceed revenue, attendance, and engagement goals
  • Negotiate advertising contracts and secure media sponsorships
  • Coordinate direct mail projects with Designer
  • Measure and report impact of campaigns
     

Qualifications

  • Excellent writing and editing skills
  • Excels in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to manage several projects simultaneously with accurate and timely results
  • Expert at social media
  • Ability to work in a highly collaborative, open-office environment; excellent interpersonal and verbal communication skills
  • Familiarity with Adobe InDesign
  • Experience working in a communications role, preferably within an arts or cultural organization

 

Skills

  • Excellent writing skills that help shape and execute OtB’s brand voice
  • Help translate curatorial language for a wide range of potential audiences (including students, first-time ticket buyers, etc.)
  • Strong project management skills (including ability to use project management software like Asana)
  • Ability to work across teams to develop insightful narratives and promotional campaigns in support of key communications priorities.
  • Familiarity with layout tools in Adobe InDesign (for templated performance programs and flyers)

 

General Information:

Status:                               Part-Time Regular (30 hours weekly)

Reports to:                       Director of External Relations

Collaborates with:         Designer, Artistic Director, Associate Producer, Director of Audience                                                             Services, Development Director

Compensation:               $26,250-28,500 for .75 FTE, ($16.82-$18.26 per hour)

Benefits: Eligible for partially-subsidized medical, vision, and dental insurance as well as short-term and long-term disability, accidental death and dismemberment and life insurance. Employee must contribute a percentage as payroll deduction. Generous paid time off including 12 holidays, vacation, and sick leave.

On the Boards is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse, accessible workplace, and to supporting our staff with ongoing career development opportunities. Our building and offices are ADA accessible and we strive to make any additional accommodations. People of color, people with disabilities, women, and LGBTQ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Must have, or be willing to acquire, legal authorization to work in the United States.

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Project Manager - Digital/Social

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Up to £45K DOE

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This Project Manager role is a fantastic opportunity to be part of a London Social Creative Agency who specialise in the youth culture space.  They have a very creative vibe and are working with a range of fashion and beauty clients, someone with a bit of background working in this sector would be ideal.

The Project Manager will manage and oversee key clients and projects across design, digital marketing and production.  Must excel at completing projects within their budget, managing the timeline, contracts and final delivery.

To establish project timelines you will work closely with team leaders, providing a weekly summary of project progress for external and internal parties, where necessary. You will create status reports for kicking off projects to be updated throughout, to be reviewed by management and clients; the PM will report directly into the Business Manager.

You will be managing exciting digital campaigns that will require attention to detail and excellent organization, from kick-off to delivery, while also helping to improve overall organisation and seamless processes for project delivery.

 

Essential Requirements:

  • Ideally will have at least 5+ years previous agency or in-house experience (digital focus)
  • Can easily lead various projects and teams in parallel
  • Previous experience as a Project Manager that includes timelines, statement of work, contracts, production schedules, and resource allocation
  • Experience within projects on website, digital, social, content and strategy
  • Excellent experience with budgets and finance management; need to be able to manage quotes, budget projects, and negotiate with third parties and vendors
  • Ideally you will have experience overseeing budgets over £100k
  • Proactive, excellent attention to detail, excellent at problem-solving and quick thinking
  • Must have clear communications skills, good at building internal and external relationships
  • Upbeat and high energy, with a focused, “get it done” attitude, good at motivating
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You must have a European passport or UK work visa to apply.

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Midweight Designer

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Up to £35K DOE

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The London office of a digital and brand transformation agency is looking for a strong Midweight Designer with digital skills to join their close-knit award-winning design team, working across all of the studio’s clients and sectors.

The ideal candidate will be able to confidently come up with ideas and execute them across a variety of digital and offline applications, such as websites, campaigns, content creation, branding and identity systems. You must be a designer with a strong craft and attention to detail, but also a very creative thinker with the ability to take a brief from conception through to execution, whilst clearly demonstrating the simple emotive ideas at the heart of your work. You will be strategically-minded and commercially astute, heavily and actively interested in the sector and this agency’s place within it.

Our client is looking for a bright, energetic and enthusiastic designer who will add real value to a small team. A natural communicator, you will be comfortable interacting with clients to understand their specific needs, building strong client relationships in the process, as well as collaborating with other members of the team. This will include mentoring one or two more junior designers.

 

Essential Requirements:

  • Strong experience working with well-known B2B and B2C brands, with a wide variety of target audiences.
  • A fantastic portfolio of top-quality digital design that shows flair and great design ideas across a range of digital and offline platforms.
  • Expertise in the Adobe Creative Suite and Sketch
  • Ability to develop and craft typography and illustration
  • Active invested interest in the design and technology sector
  • Ability to problem solve, and adjust to changes quickly
  • Strong leadership skills and the ability to manage and mentor less senior members of the design team
  • Ability to work collaboratively with wider account and project teams
  • Confidence to present and pitch creative and strategic concepts, both internally and to clients
  • Experience leading client workshops
  • Strong organisational and time-management skills
  • Naturally curious with a passion for the outside creative world and proactive in keeping up to date with creative and digital developments.
  • A valid UK/EU passport

 

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