Employment at MSM

Job Opening: Production Coordinator

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Title: Production Coordinator
Department: Production
Reports to: Production Manager
Internal Contacts: Faculty, Staff, Students
External Contacts: Over-hire Workers, Guest Artists, Designers, Patrons, Outside Vendors, Parents, etc.
Date Listed: December 6, 2018
Application Due: January 1, 2019
Start Date: ASAP

Job Responsibilities

  • Pursue the Department’s main mission: To provide a safe and professional performance environment to all members of the MSM community, including Students, Faculty, Staff, and Patrons, while supporting the goals of the School and maintaining and preserving the physical integrity of the performance venues.
    • Utilize the School’s EMS software to coordinate the production planning & execution of upcoming events in assigned venue (as determined by crew schedule). This includes:
    • Reaching out to event organizers to gather information
    • Creating drawings, run sheets, and other documentation as needed
    • Liaising with Production Manager to request additional crew as needed
    • Providing documentation to event crew as appropriate
    • Completing Event Reports and archiving event information in the school network files
  • Assist Production Manager in scheduling necessary production, tech, or maintenance time.
  • Supervise and train student and overhire crew with MSM policy and practices.
  • Maintain the physical space, including cleaning, repairing, performing special maintenance, and keeping inventory of equipment.
  • Suggest improvements for venue, e.g. storage or future purchases.
  • Pursue special projects as determined by the Production Manager.

Job Details

  • This position is full-time, year-round, with benefits.
  • Production Coordinator does not have a set schedule.
  • May be required to work evenings, weekends, and daytime office hours as needed.
  • This work is performed under a collective bargaining agreement with IATSE Local 1.

Job Requirements

  • BFA or BA in Theater is preferred, or similar professional experience
  • Experience as a stagehand and/or crew head, with 2+ years experience as a Stage Manager, Production Manager, or Technical Director preferred
  • Professional demeanor, superior communication skills, comfort in high-pressure situations, adaptable, solution-oriented and skilled in collaboration
  • Familiarity with ETC lighting consoles, basic A/V systems and traditional orchestral & contemporary musical equipment
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, Access; knowledge of EMS Software and Vectorworks CAD Software preferred
  • Must be NYC Fire Guard & CPR and First Aid Certified; training available for the right candidate

Contact Information

Send letter of application and résumé including three references and wage requirements with subject line “Production Coordinator Position” to: Brianna Poh, Production Manager, bpoh@msmnyc.edu.

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