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Intern, Entertainment 2020 – Washington Nationals

Washington Nationals – Washington, DC 20003

Date Posted: December 17, 2019

Summary:

The Entertainment intern will assist the Entertainment department with all gameday aspects (booking Color Guards, sound checking Anthem performers, escorting First Pitch guests, etc). They will also assist the Entertainment Coordinator as needed. The intern will take full responsibility of booking a Color Guard for every game after the first homestand. He/She will also take part in creative meetings and other duties as assigned. This position will also assist the Production department as needed.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Meet Anthem performers and assist with sound check.
  • Assist Entertainment Coordinator as needed.
  • Book Color Guards for all home games.
  • Problem Solve (because nothing ever goes as planned)
  • Take part in creative meetings to be held throughout the season.
  • Assist with Racing President ideas and creating Presidents costumes.
  • Set-up NatPack room with each game’s prizes.
  • Archive National Anthem demos
  • Competent knowledge of baseball and the Nationals organization.
  • Other duties as assigned

Requirements:

  • Authorized to work in the United States.
  • Currently enrolled as an under graduate or graduate student of an accredited college or university and have completed a minimum of 1 semester or have graduated from an accredited college or university within the last 6 months.
  • Minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Successfully pass a Background Investigation.
  • Available for the entire term of the Internship (last week in March – end of baseball season Oct/Nov)

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities necessary to perform essential functions

  • Interest in Sports Marketing, Entertainment, Baseball as a career preferred
  • Must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Enjoys and demonstrates a passion for being a part of the Nationals organization and for the sport of baseball

Physical/Environmental Requirements

Gameday Seasonal: Job requires employee to function in a high activity and heavily crowded outdoor professional sports venue. May work at heights. Employee will be exposed to inclement weather of varying degrees. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand for long periods of time, walk long distances, and climb up/down stairs. The employee is required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or sit and must lift and/or move up to 45 pounds.

Experience

Preferred

  • Intern

Director of Special Productions & Initiatives – Washington Performing Arts

Washington Performing Arts – Washington, DC 20005

$90,000 – $95,000 a year

Department: Special Productions & Initiatives

Title of Immediate Supervisor: President & CEO

Best Consideration Date: February 2020

Target Hiring Period: Spring 2020

Date Posted: Dec 25, 2019

Washington Performing Arts invites applications and nominations for the role of Director of Special Productions and Initiatives. The Director of Special Productions and Initiatives will be a dynamic and creative thinker; one whose focus will be simultaneously on the D.C. creative community and the programs developed at Washington Performing Arts intended for a national platform. The Director will report to the President & CEO and is a member of the 7-person leadership team of Washington Performing Arts. Through this strategic programming and organizational developmentrole, the Director will lead the creation and execution of key “unique-to-Washington Performing Arts” events, initiatives, residencies, and partnerships including those that are a combination of large-scale, culturally specific, collaborative, and topical or commemorative. Such events are distinguished by their rich creative content, diverse funding and revenue sources, and wide-ranging impact, both programmatically and financially.

About Washington Performing Arts:

Washington Performing Arts nourishes communities throughout the region by partnering with local organizations and other arts institutions, staging concerts and arts activities in the neighborhoods, involving internationally known main stage performers in community programs, and presenting locally based artists to a wider audience. The organization places a premium on establishing artists as a continuing presence in the lives of both young people and adults through sustained residencies and educational programs. Washington Performing Arts’ achievements have been recognized with a National Medal of Arts and with two Mayor’s Arts Awards from the D.C. Government. As the organization embarks upon its next half-century with the goals of expanding its commitment to excellence and rededicating itself to Patrick Hayes’ founding motto: “Everybody in, nobody out,” Washington Performing Arts seeks to engage and employ the nation’s most qualified candidate for the role of Director of Special Productions and Initiatives.

Organizational Diversity:

Washington Performing Arts prizes the diversity of the organization, at every level; from programmatic content to composition of its board and staff, and is continually striving to better diversify its staff.

POSITION INFORMATION
The Opportunity:
The role of Director of Special Productions and Initiatives was created in 2017 to continue the organization’s rich history of performing arts presentation, community engagement and cultural awareness through a wide array of collaborative programming, partnerships and community-focused events and activities. The two key components are: Special Productions and Mars Arts D.C.

Special Productions and Initiatives are distinguished by rich creative content shared across varied platforms, development of diverse funding sources, and wide-ranging programmatic impact. The Director will plan and activate production, budgeting, partnership development, and promotion with internal and external stakeholders. The Director will work as a thought-partner with the organization’s CEO and peers in programming and leadership, ensuring that WPA’s special productions receive a wide base of institutional support and amplify the organization’s mission and brand. In addition, the Director will be the primary staff contact for WPA’s Producer Council, led by Board members and key constituents. For examples of Special Productions (past, present, and future), https://www.washingtonperformingarts.org/seasontickets/special-productions/

Mars Arts D.C. (a partnership with Mars, Inc.) is Washington Performing Arts’ signature community engagement program, now in its 6th year. Through this program, WPA connects visiting and DC-based artists through impactful collaborations, residencies, and programming in communities across the city. Mars Arts D.C. provides a platform for identifying and building new audiences, genres, and programming distribution outlets (audio/video recording, touring, co-producing). For further information on Mars Arts D.C., https://www.washingtonperformingarts.org/education/mars-arts-dc/

The Position:

The position provides leadership in the following areas:

  • Develop and Produce Special Productions
  • Manage and Curate Mars Arts, D.C.
  • Participate as a member of the 7-person Senior Staff leadership team at Washington Performing Arts
  • Oversight of dedicated intern and contractors
  • Partnership with civic, philanthropic, and arts organizations throughout D.C.
  • Represent WPA at public events and in media as required
  • Staff leadership for Producer Council; attendance at Board and Executive Committee meetings
  • Programmatic case-making for proposals
  • Creation of program metrics to support evaluation and case-making

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field from an accredited college/university with 10 years of professional work experience
  • Senior leadership experience within a non-profit and/or commercial arts institution
  • Experience working with boards of directors and other engaged stakeholders
  • Knowledge of diverse art forms (NB: Washington Performing Arts prioritizes music and dance)
  • Strong collaborative, relationship/consensus-building experience
  • Persuasive written and oral communication and presentation skills
  • A proven track record of advancing, executing, producing, and evaluating projects requiring collaboration, budget management, board engagement, and bottom-line responsibility
  • Experience developing new revenue streams (beyond the current scope of contributed revenue and ticket sales)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in a related field
  • Intellectual property management and distribution
  • Confidence working in an entrepreneurial environment
  • Experience working in diverse, urban settings
  • Experience in governance and management
  • Knowledge of D.C. region and arts community

TO APPLY:

Send resume and cover letter. Please note: Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.

Best Consideration Date: February 29, 2020.

Diversity Statement

Washington Performing Arts subscribes to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity, and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, religion, ancestry or national origin, marital status, genetic information, political affiliation, and gender identity or expression. In addition, the District of Columbia adds protection for marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, matriculation, or political affiliation. Minorities, Women, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $90,000.00 to $95,000.00 /year

Education:

  • Bachelor’s (Required)

Location:

  • Washington, DC (Preferred)

Application Question:

  • Did you include a cover letter with your application? Applications without a cover letter will NOT be considered.

Benefits:

  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Retirement plan
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Other

Wigs & Makeup Apprenticeship – Wolf Trap

Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts – Education-Vienna, VA 22182

Summer 2020

Date Posted: November 20, 2019

Wig & Makeup
Work directly with Wolf Trap Opera’s Wig & Make Up Designer, Crafts Designer and professional artists in craft construction, wig and makeup maintenance and application, and backstage as an integral part of the wig and makeup team during all mainstage shows.

  • Help performers apply makeup and prepare for performances
  • Assist in styling hair and help to create stage personas

Requirements

  • Prior wig and makeup/crafts experience or equivalent experience

NOTE: This position follows the Opera company summer schedule and works on a 6 day/week schedule (one day off that varies from week to week; standard production schedule)

Part time Play and Music Teacher – Gymboree Play & Music Columbia

Gymboree Play & Music Columbia-Crofton, MD

Compensation: $31,200 – $52,000 a year

Part-time

Date Posted: November 1, 2019

Hiring at Crofton and Columbia locations for weekdays and weekends!

Gymboree Play & Music –The Global Leader in Classes for Kids! – Seeks enthusiastic facilitators in our Columbia and Crofton locations.

Please Note: You do not have to be a trained/certified teacher – we will train you!

If you love to sing, perform, educate and have experience working with young children (ages: 0-5) and parents, you might be the next ideal performer for our exciting team.

We work as a team-combining the energy, talent and enthusiasm of our employees.

The ideal team member combines a love of children with past leadership experience and comfort in leading songs and activities for adults with their infants, toddlers and pre-schoolers. Preschool teaching experience is helpful. Performance experience is also helpful, but not required. These positions require high energy; ability to teach infants/toddlers as well as adults; customer service; and sales ability. Music positions strongly recommend a background in Music, the ability to read music and sing on pitch.

To receive an invitation to interview, please review the qualifications below, email your resume and provide an answer to the questions in the online interview:

Skills/Qualifications:

– Ability to work in a team and by yourself

– Confident, pleasant singing voice

– Love of singing, music making and teaching

– Ability to comfortably interact with adults and children

– Experience working with young children

– Playful, energetic teaching style; extremely outgoing, optimistic and “bubbly.”

– Retail selling experience (comfortable with selling memberships)

– Excellent memory (to memorize songs and lesson plans)

– Theater or acting experience helpful

Benefits: Great part-time job. Weekend and weekday hours. Paid training. Fun atmosphere! Free Gymboree classes for your child ages 0-5, heavily discounted birthday parties, and a company that wants you and you want to work for.

Thank you for your interest in joining the fun at Gymboree Play & Music. We look forward to having energetic, enthusiastic, warm and loving people join our teaching team.

Job Type: Part-time

Application QuestionsYou have requested that Indeed ask candidates the following questions:

  • How many years of child care experience do you have?
  • How many years of customer service experience do you have?

Mascot Performer – Life Outside The Box LLC

Life Outside the Box LLC – Washington, DC

Compensation: $31,200 – $52,000 a year

Part-time, Temporary

Required Experience: 1 year (Preferred)

Required Education: High school or equivalent (Preferred)

Date Posted: November 15, 2019

We are looking to hire an individual who is committed to our purpose of uniting and inspiring others. Our mission is to go beyond thinking outside of the box and to live outside of the box. If you believe you possess these important traits, please consider a career with Life Outside the Box LLC.

PRIMARY PURPOSE: Life Outside the Box LLC is looking for service minded individuals, who are committed to working together to help us create amazing memories for our customers, each other and all visitors to our events.

Life Outside the Box LLC is seeking individuals interested in Mascot performing. Mascots are responsible for entertaining customers, performing choreographed routines and skits, appearing in video features, taking photos with customers and simply entertaining LotB (Life Outside The Box) fans whenever possible.

RESPONSIBILITIES & DUTIES:

Assist the Owner of Life Outside the Box LLC, Mascot Coordinator and Mascot Assistant with the execution of all entertainment:

  • Perform as LotB for appearances
  • Greet and interact with customers and general public, displaying high-energy while keeping the character and persona of the mascot
  • Perform entertainment activities, contests, promotions, skits, routines and special appearances
  • Attend rehearsals and performance training sessions as assigned
  • Lift at least 50 lbs.
  • Work minimum of 15 dates (including weekends, holidays, and events as assigned)
  • Represent Life Outside The Box LLC at community and corporate appearances as assigned
  • Additional responsibilities as assigned by the Owner of Life Outside the Box LLC, Mascot Coordinator and Mascot Assistant

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Ability to obtain and perform rehearsed/choreographed routines
  • Previous experience in a mascot role

ROLE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must be able to effectively communicate using only body gestures
  • Must be able to work in a costume and develop the character and persona of the mascot
  • Must have a creative, ambitious, energetic personality with the ability to motivate others
  • Must have a flexible schedule and ability to work extended days and hours
  • Must work minimum of 15 events
  • Must be available for weekend events
  • Must have own transportation or be metro accessible
  • Express an outgoing, athletic, high-energy, cheerful demeanor in all situations
  • Ability to follow directions and adjust on the fly
  • Cardio/respiratory endurance between 400-800 meters (walking skills will be tested)

ORGANIZATIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Reads, speaks, comprehends and communicates English effectively in all communications.
  • Represents Life Outside The Box LLC. in a positive fashion to all business partners and the general public.
  • Ability to develop and maintain successful working relationship with staff members.
  • Ability to act according to the organizational values and service excellence at all times.
  • Ability to work with multicultural populations and have a commitment to fairness and equality.
  • Ability to walk or stand for an entire shift.
  • Ability to work extended days and hours, including holidays and weekends.
  • Ability to move throughout all areas and levels of a building.
  • Ability to work in a diverse and changing environment.
  • Ability to lift and carry boxes up to 50 lbs.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Job Types: Part-time, Temporary

Salary: $31,200.00 to $52,000.00 /year

Experience:

  • relevant: 1 year (Preferred)

Education:

  • High school or equivalent (Preferred)

Location:

  • D.C., DC (Preferred)

Work Location:

  • Multiple locations

Hours per week:

  • 10-19

Employment Length:

  • 4 – 6 months

Children’s Performer for Live Science Shows – ScienceTellers

ScienceTellers-Washington, DC

Part-time [School Year]

Compensation: $100 per show, plus $20 travel stipend per show.

Required Experience: experience working with children and a background in theater, drama, performing or teaching.

Date Posted: October 2019

ScienceTellers is looking for energetic and animated performers to present our fun, interactive 45-minute science programs for kids.

There is NO need to be a scientist — we will teach you all the science you need to know!

Compensation: $100 per show, plus $20 travel stipend per show. We also reimburse for all tolls and parking.

Preferred: experience working with children and a background in theater, drama, performing or teaching.

This is a great opportunity for actors looking for part-time work!

To apply, you MUST fill out an application at http://www.sciencetellers.com/jobs. Otherwise, you will not be considered.

Job Type: Part-time

Yoga Studio Manager – SENZ Yoga, Barre, and Cycle

SENZ Yoga, Barre, and Cycle-Rockville, MD 20850

Required Experience: 2-3 years in a supervisory role

Required Education: Certified yoga, barre, cycling or fitness instructor is preferred, but not mandatory

Date Posted: October 17, 2019

Our Brand

Senz ® is a multi-sensory yoga, barre, and cycling studio that blends movement, music, and an eco-interactive environment into an eclectic mix of yoga and fusion-based fitness classes. We believe that this immersive brand of fitness allows for a more deeply rooted experience that is rejuvenating, uplifting, and transformative.

Our Team

We aspire to inspire, motivate, and support each other. Our team is the heartbeat of our studio. We are deeply passionate about our mission, our members, and cultivating a sense of community.

The Role

We are looking for a Studio Manager who is enthusiastic and passionate about yoga, fitness, and helping people. The Studio Manager will serve as a principle leader and contribute to company growth and the overall operation of Senz ®. The ideal candidate will be personable, efficient, and a high performer in a fast-paced and dynamic environment.

General Operations

· Responsible for overseeing the upkeep, appearance, and functionality of the studio.

· Able to be a studio ambassador and maintain a high level of customer service through regular customer engagement.

· Motivates, guides, and leads the team to achieve monthly, quarterly, and annual sales goals.

· Additional operational responsibilities include product procurement, inventory control, and studio manual updates.

Staff Management

· Assists the owner in hiring, training, supervising, coaching, and conducting performance reviews.

· Manages staff schedule, assists with class development and audits classes for quality assurance.

  • Point of contact for all teachers and responds in a timely manner to provide support.
  • Responsible for helping to build the teacher team and teacher/student community.
  • Assists the owner in executing teacher meetings, trainings, communications, and events.

Administrative

· Efficient use of Zingfit software for overall studio management.

· Manages members contracts, sales, billing issues, and customer profiles.

· Checks students into classes and workshops through Zingfit.

Customer Engagement

  • Ensures students find appropriate classes attuned to their goals, preferences, and fitness level.
  • Welcome all visitors according to our Customer Service standards; supervise staff and answer telephone promptly and courteously.
  • Provides excellent customer service and resolve member feedback or concerns in a professional and timely fashion

Sales/Marketing

  • Manages and maintains all social media accounts – Facebook, Instagram, and Youtube
  • Maintains up-to-date knowledge of our products, services, and programs.
  • Responsible for generating leads, referral follow-up and meeting individual monthly sales goals. Sales includes class packs/memberships, retail, and ancillary products and services.
  • Effectively markets and sell our products via telephone, community events, in studio tours, etc.
  • Establish external relationships/partnerships within the community.
  • Work with owner to develop effective marketing campaigns.

Skill Sets

  • Project management, team player, motivator, and cheerleader for staff and customers.
  • Multi-tasker with the ability to prioritize tasks and manage time and schedule.
  • Maintains strong written and verbal skills
  • Self-starter and makes decision thoughtfully and efficiently
  • Proactive and excellent conflict resolution skills
  • Highly energetic, positive and enthusiastic leader with strong interpersonal skills to effectively lead the team to meet goals.
  • Maintains good work ethic and is dependable, accountable, and responsible.
  • Must be customer focused and deliver company’s high level of customer service at all times in a professional, courteous, sensitive and friendly manner.
  • Comfortable with computers and effective at learning and using the necessary software products

Minimum Requirements

  • 2-3 years in a supervisory role
  • Social media experience is a plus
  • Experience working in retail and/or yoga/gym industry
  • Certified yoga, barre, cycling or fitness instructor is preferred, but not mandatory

Job Type: Full-time

Experience:

  • Management: 2 years (Required)
  • Customer Service: 2 years (Required)

Benefits:

  • Flexible schedule

This Job Is Ideal for Someone Who Is:

  • Dependable — more reliable than spontaneous
  • People-oriented — enjoys interacting with people and working on group projects
  • Adaptable/flexible — enjoys doing work that requires frequent shifts in direction
  • Detail-oriented — would rather focus on the details of work than the bigger picture

Education Manager – Washington Improv Theater

Washington Improv Theater – Washington DC

Approximate Salary: $45,000 Per Year – Full Time

Required Experience: Less than 2 years

Required Education: Some College Coursework

Date Posted: September 30, 2019

Reporting to Washington Improv Theater’s education director, this position will administer and foster the growth of our educational programs, providing an excellent experience for students, instructors, audiences, and artists.

Major areas of responsibility include:

  • Assist the Education Director in planning and management of the classes program
  • Plan and manage Improv for All workshops program
  • Help administer class and workshop enrollment
  • Serve as the primary point of contact for students and manage communication for the classes program

Management

Help plan, budget, coordinate, staff, and implement WIT’s education programs: a year-round classes program for adults (currently approx. 3,200 registrations per year), the WIT workshop program, and WIT’s community outreach program Improv for All which includes free intro workshops in all 8 Wards of the city as well as ad hoc workshops in schools and for other partner organizations.

Responsibilities include:

  • Assist in scheduling instructors, setup of necessary class roster files, and management of internal files related to classes.
  • Assist students in class registration, transfer, and cancellation using our classes registration platform
  • Assist in classes planning based on retention models. Engage with students and teachers to ensure classes are scheduled that meet demand outside of normal retention rates.

Communication

  • Serve as primary contact for all students and key venue contacts.
  • Work with Operation Manager to track and administer class discount “rewards” for WIT’s volunteers.
  • Manage the creation and promotion of Facebook events for the classes program
  • Direct marketing of classes to current students based on tracking cohort progress through program

Additional responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Collaborate with WIT staff and Board on strategy for WIT’s performance and organizational training programs.
  • Collaborate in creating content for print or electronic collateral materials (e.g. postcards, brochures, emails).
  • Assist with WIT’s fundraising activities as requested.
  • Assist with other WIT programs and events.

Required Skills

The majority of the work will happen in Google Sheets, email, and Google Calendar.

  • Comfortable tracking, entering, and managing data on spreadsheets on a daily basis.
  • Careful attention to detail. Must communicate accurate information to a large number of students, teachers, and partners.
  • Comfortable organizing complex sets of tasks along flexible timelines.
  • Familiarity with a customer-centered approach to communication and planning.
  • Skills in Adobe Creative Cloud, WordPress, or advanced spreadsheet functions a plus.

Position is full-time. Benefits include health insurance and employer-matched retirement savings.

No phone calls, please.

Production Coordinator – Wolf Trap

Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts – Vienna, Virginia

Approximate Salary: Not Specified – Full Time

Date Posted: September 30, 2019

Wolf Trap Foundation presents leading artists in Rock, Pop, Indie, Jazz, Broadway and Classical at the 7,028 capacity amphitheatre The Filene Center, located in America’s only National Park for the Performing Arts, as well as Rock, Pop, Indie, Jazz, Folk, World, Cabaret, and Comedy at the 382 capacity theatre The Barns at Wolf Trap located next to our Center for Education. We seek a Production Coordinator to support the production team with all aspects of day-to-day concert production in order to ensure successful performances, across all Wolf Trap Foundation assigned spaces.


DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Coordinate production for the Filene Center, Children’s Theater-in-the Woods, The Barns and Center for Education in collaboration with the production team.
  • Assist in the management of day-to-day backstage operations.
  • Manage production database and performance archives.
  • Create and distribute daily production schedules in consultation with Production Managers.
  • Create and maintain master production department schedule.
  • Provide a wide range of administrative, organization, and logistical services to ensure the efficient operation of the production team.
  • Provide Day-of-show assistance on assigned performances.
  • Participate in department meetings and contributes to the dissemination of information and follow through of tasks as they relate to Wolf Trap Foundation assigned spaces.
  • Arrange backline orders and deliveries, piano tunings, equipment repairs, video crew calls, and additional tasks in collaboration with Production Managers.
  • Administer new-hire paperwork for all union employees.
  • Gather artist technical riders, stage plots and necessary information for production meetings.
  • Other duties as assigned

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • BA/BS degree and 2-4 years professional experience
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in production and administration within a performing arts organization

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Knowledge of concert production and logistical requirements for live events, demonstrated interest in the concert industry
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Exceptional attention to detail and ability to manage multiple tasks while maintaining quality and accuracy
  • Ability to follow directions, take initiative and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Creative problem solving and strong organizational skills
  • Ability to work some evenings and weekends, especially over the summer season
  • Must pass a background check
  • Sensitivity and commitment to the mission of Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts

Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Production Manager – Wolf Trap

Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts – Vienna, Virginia

Approximate Salary: Not Specified

Full Time

Date Posted: September 30, 2019

Wolf Trap Foundation presents leading artists in Rock, Pop, Indie, Jazz, Broadway and Classical at the 7,028 capacity amphitheatre The Filene Center, located in America’s only National Park for the Performing Arts, as well as Rock, Pop, Indie, Jazz, Folk, World, Cabaret, and Comedy at the 382 capacity theatre The Barns at Wolf Trap located next to our Center for Education. We seek a Production Manager to manage all aspects of day-to-day concert production in order to ensure successful performances, across all Wolf Trap Foundation assigned spaces.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Filene Center:

  • Advance technical production aspects of all touring shows and in-house productions at The Filene Center and Children’s Theater-in-the-Woods, including sound, lights, video and crew/personnel requirements.
  • Collaborate with visiting performing groups to ensure their production needs are planned for and accomplished within the parameters of Wolf Trap.
  • Study technical riders, light plots, electrical requirements, and hanging plots as to the complexity and feasibility of hanging a road show or local production in the facility. Also, provide solutions that work to the benefit of the facility and the show.
  • Maintain lighting plots, ground plains, elevations, and section drawings of the Filene Center in Vectorworks and AutoCad.
  • Create production summaries, daily schedules and stage plots as needed for all assigned concerts.
  • Rent backline, production equipment and instruments as needed for all assigned concerts.
  • Share in production management performance duty, including nights and weekends.
  • Supervise IATSE stagehands during performances, ensuring Wolf Trap Foundation is adhering to both the union contract and performance budget.
  • Monitor show quality control, including adhering to house db level, sightlines, etc.
  • Manage and oversee preseason production installation and season closing by IATSE at the Filene Center.
  • Create labor and production cost estimates for performances, theatrical productions and special events.
  • Develop and maintain excellent working relationship with the National Symphony Orchestra artistic and production teams.
  • Coordinate and communicate information related to seat holds and kills for performances at the Filene Center.
  • Assist Director of Production, The Filene Center in hiring of variable sound engineers for Children’s Theater-in-the-Woods performances.
  • Assist Director of Production, the Filene Center on all maintenance and capital improvement projects; research and recommend projects while working within a budget and timeline. Assist with preparation of weekly IATSE payroll, as needed.
  • Maintain inventory system for production equipment.
  • Maintain safe working conditions and procedures for staff and during shows.
  • Other duties as assigned.

The Barns:

  • Operate as production technician, assisting Director of Production, The Barns with show Load-In / Load-Out, setting of the stage before and after performances, and working as A2 or LD on assigned shows.
  • Advance technical production aspects of touring shows as assigned by Director of Production, The Barns.
  • Assist Director of Production, The Barns on all maintenance and capital improvement projects; research and recommend projects while working within a budget and timeline.
  • Assist Director of Production, The Barns in hiring of variable sound engineers and lighting designers.
  • Work with the Special Events department to provide technical/production information, rental and crew costs.
  • Share in production responsibilities on the Foundation events and meetings held in The Barns and Center for Education.
  • Other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Associate’s degree preferred; minimum 5-7 years working with light, sound, and AV production in a convention center, arena, theater or road show environment
  • Minimum 5 years management experience
  • Demonstrated experience in stage management technical direction, scenery construction, sound reinforcement and lighting

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Must have strong working knowledge of facility management, equipment stage craft, theatrical production as well as a strong attention to details and ability to balance multiple projects simultaneously
  • Must be able to read technical drawings, lighting/audio plots, and Ground & Rigging plans
  • Must have a working knowledge in Auto CAD and/or Vectorworks
  • Demonstrated knowledge of modern digital and analog production sound, lighting and AV technologies
  • Ability to read and implement technical riders for stage presentations
  • Must have strong problem-solving skills and the ability to create solutions when there is a change in plans
  • Demonstrated understanding of union environments including the ability to understand and interpret union contracts, resolve disputes and manage workers in a consistent and fair manner.
  • Proven leadership and project management ability in the performing arts
  • Must pass a background check
  • Sensitivity and commitment to the mission of Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts

Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts is an Equal Opportunity Employer.