Production Assistant

Overview

The Production Team is comprised of the Production Manager, Assistant Production Manager, and four Production Assistants. The Production Team is responsible for managing and executing all Festival concerts and masterclasses and livestreaming those events. Production team members often rotate among the following positions: stage manager, assistant stage manager, livestream operator, camera operator, and house manager. The Production Assistant reports to the Production Manager and works closely with the entire Production Team, Director of Admissions and Operations, and all other year-round and seasonal staff.

Responsibilities

Concert Management

  • Manage facility and stage needs for all concerts (Subscription Series, Young Artists Series, Gamper Festival of Contemporary Music, and Music at the Museum)
  • Manage all equipment, sound, and electronic needs
  • Facilitate concert recording and livestreaming
  • Maintain and service Festival audio and visual hardware and software
  • Cut, upload, and disseminate cloud recording files to performers within one week following the performance — must accurately track and manage this process.

 Facilities Management

  • Maintain inventory and control of all Festival instruments, chairs, and equipment
  • Set up and strike the campus, including all performance, rehearsal, and office spaces, before and after the Festival.
  • Participate in on-call rotation to assist with faculty facilities requests (e.g. move stands, chairs, pianos)

Qualifications

  • Previous facilities or stage management experience, including lighting, recording, and moving musical instruments
  • Background in music performance or study, ability to ready music a plus
  • Comfort working with diverse body of students, faculty, and staff
  • Strong people and problem-solving skills
  • Highly collaborative and flexible team player
  • Ability to prioritize and handle multiple competing tasks
  • Strong computer skills (QuickTime, Google Suite, Vimeo)
  • Proficient in English
  • A valid US driver’s license and ability to drive a twelve-passenger van
  • Ability to lift 40 pounds (helpful, but not required)

Time Expectations

Much of the production work takes place in studios and concert halls between 9:00 AM and 10:00 PM. Considerable flexibility required, including working nights, weekends, and July 4.

  • Full Time
  • June 21–August 11, 2020

Compensation

  • Weekly salary, campus lunch plan, and on-campus housing.

To Apply

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. Please send a cover letter, resume, and two references to Grace Bell, Director of Admissions and Operations: grace@bowdoinfestival.org.