Assistant Production Manager, Five College Dance (Post-Baccalaureate)
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The Five College Consortium seeks an Assistant Production Manager to provide production management support for Five College Dance (FCD) events on the multiple campuses within the consortium.
This is a non-exempt, benefited, 11-month position (August-June), with a two-year appointment beginning early August 2021 and ending late June 2023, with the possibility of a one-year extension. This position is intended to be an in-person onsite role that may begin as a remote position due to pandemic-related restrictions.
The Post-Baccalaureate Assistant Production Manager provides production management support for Five College Dance (FCD) events on multiple campuses.
Importance of Diversity to our Educational Mission
Five Colleges, Incorporated and its five associated institutions (Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts Amherst) are committed to supporting and sustaining a diversity of people, backgrounds, experiences, ideas and points of view for the essential contribution this diversity makes to educational missions of our organizations. In support of this commitment Five Colleges requires all of its employees to work cooperatively and effectively with the diversity of people at the colleges (students, faculty members, other employees) and within the organization itself.
- For assigned FCD and campus dance department productions,
provide training and supervision for student technical crews, stage
managers, producers, box offices, and house managers during
rehearsals and performances
- Supervise the production office student staff
- Maintain documentation and training materials for technical
- Work with the FCD production manager to plan and organize all
concerts and other events
- Record and distribute production meeting minutes
- Assist in coordinating auditions for FCD faculty pieces,
oversee the audition event, and work with faculty to aggregate cast
- Assist with communication, coordination, and scheduling with
faculty members, regular and adjunct staff, guest artists and
- Gather and distribute information for choreographers, following
contract and production specifications
- Create yearly calendars, preliminary concert schedules, and
all-inclusive concert deadlines sheet
- Supervise student artistic directors and committee members on
all aspects of their concert’s publicity, including print
materials, social media, and other virtual platforms
- For assigned FCD concerts, supervise the preparation, training,
and management of the house management and box office functions, by
coordinating complimentary tickets, communications, and box office
- Assist FCD technical staffs with the organization and
preparation of concert lighting, audio, video, scenic, prop and
costumes elements, as needed
- Assist with maintenance of multiple studio theater spaces, on
- Maintain photo and video archive documentation and
- Maintain administrative and bookkeeping records and statistics
for the FCD production office
- Maintain archives of FCD concerts and inventory/equipment lists
for FCD theaters and studios
- Assist with FCD event registration and follow-up surveys as
- Coordinate, organize, and participate in the annual FCD
- Travel between campuses, often working at more than one campus
- Other related duties as assigned by the FCD production manager,
and occasionally, by the director of FCD
- Bachelor's degree, awarded within two academic years of start
date; preference given to graduates from one of the Five College
- 2 years of academic coursework in theater or dance and 1 year
of experience in technical theater and/or production, or an
equivalent combination of training and experience
- A record of projects demonstrating artistic and technical
skills for numerous concurrent projects in a collaborative
- Familiarity with a wide range of theatrical production related
software and control equipment such as ETC lighting consoles,
digital and analog audio consoles, Lightwright, QLab, Vectorworks,
Auto-CAD and OBS
- Strong interpersonal, organizational and communication skills,
oral and written.
- High proficiency with Google applications, including Docs,
Sheets, Slides, Forms, and Drives
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications, including Word,
Excel, and PowerPoint
- Effective e-mail communications
- Proficiency with social media platforms and practices,
including Facebook and Instagram
- Ability to update website content using a content management
- Knowledge of safe practices for performing arts
- Ability to lift and carry up to 25 lbs. of equipment up and
down ladders, to move pipes and risers, and to hang draperies
- Availability to work evenings and weekends
- Access to reliable transportation for travel to multiple
campuses (Employees driving for work must adhere to the driver
- Ability to pass a post-offer background check
- Experience working with a diverse group of faculty and staff
members, students, and freelance consultants
- Familiarity with graphic design platforms/software, publicity
practices and resources
- Familiarity with a wide range of virtual streaming/broadcast
platforms, software, and practices
- Supervisory experience
- Willingness to participate and engage in diversity, equity, and
inclusion (DEI) training and analyses; prior DEI training and
education a plus
For priority consideration, please apply by April 30. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.
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About Five Colleges, Inc.
Five Colleges, Incorporated, sustains and enriches the excellence of its members -- Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith colleges and the University of Massachusetts Amherst -- through academic and administrative collaboration. The consortium facilitates intellectual communities and broad curricular and cocurricular offerings; affording learning, research, performance and social opportunities that complement the distinctive qualities of each institution.
Five Colleges, Inc. is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression or veteran status in the recruitment and employment of faculty and staff, and the operation of any of its programs and activities, as specified by all applicable laws and regulations. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.