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Associate Production Manager, Fisher Center for the Performing Arts

Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts
New York, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Aug 18, 2021

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Faculty Positions, Arts, Other Arts, Performing Arts, Communications, Film & Video, Media Studies, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Arts Administration
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Full Time
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Bard College, a liberal arts college on the Hudson River, is a private institution working in the public interest.

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The Associate Program Manager (APM) is in charge of the the day-to-day management of all productions put on by the undergraduate Theater & Performance Program and the Dance Program, which average eight productions per year. The APM also assists the Director of Production in the planning, preparation and execution for all productions, residencies, concerts and special events (both on- and off-site as well as online) produced by Fisher Center Presents, UPSTREAMING (digital programs), Live Arts Bard, and Bard SummerScape. The APM reports directly to the Director of Production, oversees a Production Administrator, and works closely with the other members of the Fisher Center Production Department, the Fisher Center Producing Department and the faculty of the Theater & Performance and Dance Programs to deliver an excellent standard of support that furthers the mission of the Center and Bard College.

This is a full-time, exempt position eligible for Bard College’s group benefits package, compensated at an annual salary range of $45,000 - $53,000, depending on experience. If you feel you are a strong and enthusiastic candidate for this position, regardless of whether you “check all the boxes” or not, we encourage you to apply!

  • Oversee the planning and execution of all production elements of each Theater & Performance Program and Dance Program productions. Including but not limited to leading all production meetings and check-ins, overseeing all load-ins and strikes, creating and distributing tech schedules, and coordinating with professional designers and students about how best to execute their design/piece.
  • Work with students and their faculty advisors who are presenting work in the T&P and Dance productions to lay out concrete timelines and expectations, and schedule meetings with them as needed to discuss and implement the production elements of their piece.
  • Hire professional designers and stage managers as needed for T&P and Dance productions.
  • Hire student assistant stage managers as needed for academic productions.
  • Manage studio policies and reservations in the T&P and Dance Studios, and hire and coordinate with the Dance Program Assistant to assist with managing the Dance studios reservations.
  • Assist Director of Production with planning and advancing production needs for FC Presents and Live Arts Bard programming as needed
  • During the SummerScape Festival, be the production lead for projects as assigned, and assist Director of Production with production management of the festival
  • Lead administrative tasks for the production team (along with the production administrator), including purchasing and budget tracking, timesheets, and onboarding of new hires (both student and non-exempt employees)
  • Directly supervise the Production Administrator
  • Participate in development of production safety practices
  • Maintain a safe, healthy, and inclusive workplace at all times.
  • Participate in the development of ongoing Equity and Inclusion practices as related to the production department.
  • Attend weekly production meetings and staff meetings, represent the Director of Production in meetings when required.
Company-Wide Responsibilities:
The Fisher Center is currently undergoing an organization-wide process of change toward becoming an anti-racist, multicultural institution. All on staff are expected to: o Commit to anti-racism and inclusivity at the Fisher Center. This includes participating in any trainings when scheduled, supporting departmental, company-wide, and cross-departmental collaboration in issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and furthering your own independent journey with anti-racism o Contribute in meaningful ways to the organizational culture

  • Previous theatrical or live event production management experience. At least 2 years professional experience preferred.
  • Experience managing budgets, schedules, and calendars.
  • Basic knowledge in the practices and procedures of all theatrical departments.
  • Knowledge and ability to instruct others on current industry standard safety practices and procedures.
  • Ability to read and understand scenic and construction drawings.
  • Working knowledge of Google Suite.
  • Experience with Vectorworks, AutoCad and other production related software is a plus.
  • Experience working with students or in educational settings a plus
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends, as determined by production schedules.
  • Successful candidates possess strong communication skills and a keen attention to detail. They are collaborative, self-motivated, and bring a positive, can-do attitude!
To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, diversity statement and the contact information for three references to:

About Bard College
Founded in 1860, Bard College is a private, liberal arts college located 90 miles north of New York City on 1000 park-like acres in the Hudson River Valley, and is home to the Fisher Performing Arts Center and the Hessel Museum of Art. Building on a 160-year history as a competitive and innovative undergraduate institution, Bard’s mission has expanded across the country and around the world in order to meet broader student needs. The Annandale campus has 1900 undergraduate students and more than 600 graduate students studying in Bard programs, plus nearly 1,200 students in our early colleges and 2,500 at Bard’s global affiliates. Bard College is home to the Bard Prison Initiative, the largest college-degree-granting prison education program in the U.S. The College retains a reputation for scholarly excellence and civic engagement and is committed to enriching culture, public life, and democratic discourse by training tomorrow's thought leaders

About the SummerScape Festival
SummerScape is a world-renowned multi-arts festival presented by the Fisher Center at Bard. This July and August, Bard SummerScape returns with a full season of live music, dance, opera, and performance, culminating in the 31st annual Bard Music Festival, Nadia Boulanger and Her World. Productions will be staged for limited in-person audiences both indoors and out, across Bard’s idyllic 1,000-acre campus, adhering to rigorous health and safety protocols while celebrating the joys of live performance and the beauty of the Hudson Valley.

About the Fisher Center
The Fisher Center develops, produces, and presents performing arts across disciplines through new productions and context-rich programs that challenge and inspire. As a premier professional performing arts center and a hub for research and education, the Fisher Center supports artists, students, and audiences in the development and examination of artistic ideas, offering perspectives from the past and present, as well as visions of the future. The Fisher Center demonstrates Bard’s commitment to the performing arts as a cultural and educational necessity. Home is the Fisher Center for the Performing Arts, designed by Frank Gehry and located on the campus of Bard College in New York’s Hudson Valley. The Fisher Center offers outstanding programs to many communities, including the students and faculty of Bard College, and audiences in the Hudson Valley, New York City, across the country, and around the world. Building on a 159-year history as a competitive and innovative undergraduate institution, Bard is committed to enriching culture, public life, and democratic discourse by training tomorrow’s thought leaders.


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