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Mark DeGarmo Dance Remote Arts Administration, Fundraising, and Citizen Leadership Internships

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Mark DeGarmo Dance Arts Administration, Fundraising, and Citizen Leadership Internships

Mark DeGarmo Dance, a nonprofit organization deemed “a national model” by The National Endowment for the Arts, was founded in 1987 as Dynamic Forms, Inc. President Barack Obama commended Dr. Mark DeGarmo and the organization for “your service to your communities and the nation.” Its mission includes: educate our communities, especially children; create, perform and disseminate original dances, artistic and scholarly work; and build intercultural community through dance arts.

 MDD has produced over 100 dances and 30 international tours involving cultural diplomacy and exchange with 13 countries including Latin America, Europe and Russia. Our evidence-based education programs target NYC PreK-5th grade Title I public school students and communities of color without dance arts education. In 2019-2020, the organization served up to 3,500 students and classroom teachers in 5 public elementary schools in 3 NYC boroughs and reached approximately 2,200,000 individuals across all programs and outreach worldwide.

We seek MDD Arts Administration, Fundraising, and Citizen Leadership Interns to start immediately and throughout 2021. MDD Arts Administration, Fundraising, and Citizen Leadership Interns will work directly with the Operations, Marketing, and Archival Analyst and receive guidance from the Founder, Executive and Artistic Director Mark DeGarmo, Ph.D. This unpaid, volunteer internship offers an excellent opportunity to gain valuable real-life experience in nonprofit arts administration, operations, marketing, programming, and development with a leading New York City dance and dance education organization with a history of local, national, and international recognition, awards, and honors for its service, partnerships, and cultural diplomacy. The MDD Arts Administration Intern will support the organization’s daily administrative tasks, operations, and marketing and programming initiatives, as well researching, expanding, and updating outreach databases, and working on development-based expansion and fundraising projects.

Skills:

Organized with an acute attention to detail.

Clear communication, professionalism, and punctuality.

Superb written and verbal communicator with people skills.

Resourceful problem solver.

Ability to understand and follow directions.

Ability to adapt focus with shifting schedules and priorities.

Fast and enthusiastic learner with interest in outstanding achievement.

Qualifications:

Tech savvy with excellent computer skills including experience with MS Office suite (Access, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint), plus Google Drive, Dropbox, Zoom, and more. Ability/desire to learn new technologies as needed, quickly and enthusiastically.

Experience using social media platforms to promote business activity and connections. Including but not limited to: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, Vimeo.

Detail- and task-oriented and able to complete projects and assignments by given deadlines.

Interest in and knowledge of arts administration, dance and movement practices, and arts education a plus.

Fundraising experience and interest, a plus.

Bilingual Spanish, written and spoken, including native fluency, a plus.

Compensation:

This is an up to 10-15-hour per week unpaid internship position with possibility for college or other credit that you would arrange with your institution. This is a growth position within a heralded “learning organization” with the possibility to qualify interns for possible recommendations from dancer, choreographer, writer, and researcher Dr. Mark DeGarmo for professional advancement opportunities.

Application Instructions: 

Qualified candidates should email a professionally composed and proofread cover letter, résumé, and email and telephone contacts bulleting your relationship for 2 professional references from immediate work supervisors and a professor/teacher attesting that you have the requisite skills and qualifications; and 1 personal character reference attesting to your personal integrity, honesty, and attributes. Optional materials include: links to artistic performance and written work, as well as, media and press articles.

Email materials to: search@markdegarmodance.org. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until available positions are filled.

MARK DEGARMO DANCE IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, national origin, marital status, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, personal appearance, family responsibilities, political affiliation, or enrollment in a college, university, technical school, or adult education. 

All inquiries are kept confidential.

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Platform Project Manager

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$80,000 - $100,000
Application Deadline: 
November 30th, 2020

 

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a bright, experienced Platform Project Manager to join Charcoalblue’s New York team based at our client’s offices in Manhattan. Due to COVID-19, this post will be remote until further notice.

This new role will form a key part of a managed service we provide one of our major clients. You will oversee the design and delivery of new products and platforms within events and experience spaces. This ecosystem of products and platforms will be installed in new facilities as part of our overall project management service.

The role requires strong project management and administration skills - and an ability to coordinate multiple teams effectively and efficiently across multiple disciplines.  The ideal candidate will have experience of managing projects that include software engineering, product development and the built environment.  A knowledge of AV technology and the construction industry is also required.

You will work directly with the client’s Experience Design Team and complement their strategic, cross functional work to maximize resources and productivity.

Charcoalblue is widely regarded as the most exciting and innovative theatre, events, acoustics and digital consultancy in the world. Since our foundation in the UK in 2004, we have grown to over 70 people worldwide, and Charcoalblue is now the largest organization of its kind. We have studios in London, Bristol, Glasgow, New York, Chicago and Melbourne.

To read more about the role and to apply, please click on the the link below. 

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Theatre Consultant (Audiovisual Systems Design)

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$50,000 - $85,000, depending on experience
Application Deadline: 
December 7th, 2020

 

THE ROLE
Charcoalblue is currently seeking a Theatre Consultant with audiovisual design experience, with specific expertise in systems design in North America. You will be responsible for all aspects of design, documenting, and commissioning AV systems on our projects, working as part of our project teams which can include theatre designers, lighting designers, stage equipment designers, and acousticians to deliver holistic, client-focused design solutions.  

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Meeting with clients to evaluate their needs for a project as they relate to audiovisual systems (and beyond).
  • Proposing audiovisual systems solutions which meet project requirements at a conceptual level, including accurate budget setting, and impact of AV equipment on other building systems. 
  • Providing all aspects of system documentation including sketch illustration, written narrative description, architectural drawings, Building Information Modelling (BIM), and specification writing.  
  • Working with our internal design team to present a holistic design solution which balances all aspects of performance functionality and budget.  
  • Communicating with client teams to describe our solutions and ensure they reflect the right fit which balances the needs of various project constituents.  
  • Describing the functionality and purpose of audiovisual systems while adjusting communication styles for different audiences - for other creative designers, for experienced AV technicians, or electrical engineers.  
  • Working with architectural and engineering teams to ensure that each of the design disciplines includes the required infrastructure, support, and accommodation for all elements of the audiovisual systems. 
  • Providing cost projections throughout a project for audiovisual systems integration.
  • Conducting value engineering; adapting and revising designs to reduce cost while maintaining as much value and performance as possible, meanwhile being able to describe impacts on functionality.  
  • Participate in site visits for commissioning, witness testing, construction progress, and other purposes as required. This position will require occasional travel, including international/overseas travel. (During the pandemic, all flight travel has been put on hold).
  • Working with our Team Leaders to set out project work plans, goals, and deliverables. 
  • Contributing to the continual development of our internal design and technical resources. 
  • Discussing your work and ideas with other designers at Charcoalblue. 
  • Serving as a resource for all of our designers about audiovisual technology applicable to our projects. 

 QUALIFICATIONS & KEY SKILLS REQUIRED

  • The successful candidate will possess most or all of the following qualifications: 
  • Minimum anticipated experience of 3 years working as an audiovisual systems designer; likely in some combination of performing arts and architecture.  
  • Served as primary audiovisual systems designer for completed projects in the design, documentation, construction, and commissioning phases
  • Can demonstrate the creation of contract documentation for the audiovisual systems on new construction or architectural renovation projects in North America. 
  • The ability to self-manage and set work plans for the successful delivery of work against deadlines with minimal input from management. 
  • An expert level of detailed knowledge about audiovisual technology and systems integration. 
  • A practical knowledge of audio and acoustic theory, as well as visual media fundamentals.
  • Experience in computer drafting of some form. Proficiency in REVIT or the ability to quickly learn it will be required.
  • Familiarity with the standard suite of Microsoft Office products is essential.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication.
  • Familiarity with Adobe Acrobat and / or Bluebeam is also essential.
  • Experience and interest in live performance, broadcast, and/or events.
  • CTS certification is a plus, but not required.
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BILINGUAL COMPANY MANAGER FOR NATIONAL TOUR

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Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana Seeks a COMPANY MANAGER for our National Tour January 6- February 19, 2020.   Must be bilingual Spanish/English or have a working knowledge of Spanish.

Main Responsibilities Include: 

Pre-Tour: 

Coordinate pre-tour details:
Confirm all travel arrangements/with Booking Manager
Rent cars/vans 
Confirming hotel reservations and making new reservation if needed.
Oversee tour itinerary with Stage Manager 
Oversee Flight reservations
 
             
During Tour:

Oversee general operations while on tour. Serve as main point-of-contact for Flamenco Vivo Staff, Company Members.
Maintain daily communication with Flamenco Vivo, Stage Manager and Artistic Manager to ensure all details are in order as well as to assess immediate needs and concerns.
Confirm with Stage Manager a daily itinerary outlining Company needs and plans for execution.

Drive Van: 
Transport artists to and from any tour function including but not limited to: from airport to hotel, from hotel to venues (rehearsals, performances, classes, public engagements, etc.) from venue or hotel to meals.
Confirm directions to/from airports, hotels, intercity travel to ensure timely departure and arrival to all tour obligations.  
Assess vehicles each day to maintain safety standards, plan ahead for departures (ie gas up evening before departures, etc.)

Supervise and execute all loading and unloading of company equipment/luggage ensuring proper arrival to/from airports, hotels, venues, etc.
 
 

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FULL-TIME CASTING INTERNSHIP - IMMEDIATE HIRE

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Laura Stanczyk Productions & Brick Wall Theatrical LLC. is seeking an energetic, hard-working, highly organized person for a FULL-TIME internship.

***PLEASE ONLY APPLY IF CURRENTLY A STUDENT, OR ON LEAVE FROM SCHOOL***

Position starts ASAP and continues through Christmas.

Current and past casting projects include Broadway's Titanic (Upcoming), The Secret Garden (Upcoming), Side Show, After Midnight, A Night With Janis Joplin, Follies, Lombardi, Ragtime, Radio Golf, The Seafarer, Coram Boy, the Broadway Center Stage series at The Kennedy Center, as well as the National Tour of Dirty Dancing, Ghost Brothers of Darkland County, Women Rock!, The Woman In Black, the Kennedy Center & La Jolla Playhouse's revival of Side Show, the 2011 production of Follies at the Kennedy Center, the Randy Newman Musical Harps And Angels at the Mark Taper Forum, Ahrens and Flaherty's The Glorious Ones at Lincoln Center, Damn Yankees and Cotton Club Parade at City Center Encores. Regional clients include The McCarter Theater, The Shakespeare Theatre Company of Washington DC, Hartford Stage, The Kennedy Center, The Wilma, The Alley Theatre, The Signature Theatre of Washington DC, The Drury Lane, Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, The Studio Theatre & Arena Stage. Internationally, Brick Wall Theatrical casts in Ireland and the UK.

The intern will work directly with the Casting Director and Casting Assistant. Responsibilities include: maintaining all office databases and files, corresponding with agents and managers, scheduling, building session sheets, and assisting in auditions. This position requires a highly organized, self-motivated individual with a pleasant phone manner, and excellent social skills. Previous experience in casting or representation is helpful, but not required.

Our office hours are Monday-Friday from 10am-6pm. This internship is a great opportunity to have a hands-on experience in the casting process and has the possibility of developing into a paid position. This internship is unpaid.

FULL-TIME internships are Monday-Friday, 10am-6pm.

 

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Stage Manager

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Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana seeks a Stage Manager for our 2020 National Tour. Rehearsals will take place in Durham, NC starting January 6th and the tour runs through February 19th, 2020. Flamenco Vivo has a twelve person touring company including dancers, musicians, lighting designer, road manager and stage manager. Transportation, accommodations, and per diem are provided throughout rehearsals and tour.

Responsibilities include:
Some show prep prior to initial rehearsal dates
Management of Company and Production while in rehearsals & tour.
Advancing the show and company to each venue according to the Company Tech Rider
Driving vehicles as needed from venue to venue
Leading the local crew in proper load in/out
Calling the show when required
Doing show laundry before/after shows as needed
Take care of problems before they happen - Think ahead.
Qualifications:
Stage management experience
Excellent communication & organizational skills
Ability to work in a fast paced environment
Flexibility & problem solving skills
Positive attitude & ability to remain effective under pressure
Prior tour experience & Spanish language proficiency preferred
Valid driver's license and clean driving record required.
Bilingual (Spanish) a plus, but not required.

 

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