Production Coordinator

Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
May 07, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Production Coordinator

About Northeastern:
Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and the recognized leader in experience-driven lifelong learning. Our world-renowned experiential approach empowers our students, faculty, alumni, and partners to create impact far beyond the confines of discipline, degree, and campus.

Our locations—in Boston; Charlotte, North Carolina; London; Portland, Maine; San Francisco; Seattle; Silicon Valley; Toronto; Vancouver; and the Massachusetts communities of Burlington and Nahant—are nodes in our growing global university system. Through this network, we expand opportunities for flexible, student-centered learning and collaborative, solutions-focused research.

Northeastern's comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate programs— in a variety of on-campus and online formats—lead to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Among these, we offer more than 195 multi-discipline majors and degrees designed to prepare students for purposeful lives and careers.

About the Opportunity:
The Department of Theatre is looking for a Production Coordinator to oversee all production and design elements of the Department of Theatre's production program.

Under the supervision of the Operations Manager, the Production Coordinator is responsible for managing, scheduling, and systematizing all production and design elements of the Department of Theatre's production program. The Production Coordinator collaborates with the faculty, staff, and students to achieve the department's artistic and educational goals and ensure the highest production values for all departmental productions.

This is a 40-hour full time benefits eligible 10-month (Mid-July to Mid-May) position.

Working closely with the Chair and the Operations Manager, the Production Coordinator will:
1. Work with Student Activities to schedule dressing rooms and other venue needs in the Curry Student center;
2. Define production schedules and calendars, including deadlines and rehearsal and performance dates and times;
3. Manage the department audition process at the beginning of each semester;
4. Schedule and host bi-monthly production meetings and oversee technical and dress rehearsals for each department production to help insure a collaborative production development process;
5. Contract and communicate with guest artists, including directors, designers, technicians, musical directors, choreographers, and musicians;
6. Serve as the Instructor of Record for the department's production experience courses, working with faculty and staff to assign, supervise, and evaluate students on production crew responsibilities;
7. Contribute up to five modules per semester of specialized training in production skills and related technical areas for Technical Theatre course, taught by a faculty member.
8. Oversee the work of student Master Electricians, Prop Masters, and House Managers, in collaboration with the Operations Manager, Costume Shop Supervisor and Technical Director.

Bachelor's degree is required, Master's preferred. Previous experience and/or extensive knowledge in stage management, production management, theatrical lighting, theatrical sound, theatrical projections, and/or theatrical properties is strongly preferred. Strong computer skills, including proficiency in Microsoft and Google suites. Experience with EMS is a bonus. Ability to identify and resolve problems in a timely manner and gather/analyze information skillfully. Ability to work well under pressure and in group problem-solving situations. Ability to work with students of varying experience levels. Strong verbal communication skills, diplomatic and leadership skills. Teaching experience preferred but not required.

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Additional Information:
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Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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