The TEAM is looking for a temporary Associate Producer this fall and winter while our Producing Director is on parental leave. Information below – please apply by October 16, 2020!
Status: Hourly, Part-Time, Temporary
Start Date: mid-November, 2020
End Date: mid-March, 2021
Reports To: Producing Director & Interim Producing Director
Salary: $20 per hour; 16 hours per week
Schedule: Weekly schedule is flexible in consultation with the Interim Producing Director and work load ebbs and flows with our programming.
The TEAM seeks a dynamic and motivated individual for a part-time Associate Producer. The Associate Producer will work in partnership with the TEAM’s Interim Producing Director from mid-November to mid-March, during the permanent Producing Director’s parental leave. In this role, the Associate Producer will help advance the company’s mission to create new work about the experience of living in America today.
ABOUT THE TEAM
The TEAM is a 15-year-old internationally recognized theatre ensemble. Our mission is to collaboratively create new works about the experience of living in America today. Combining aggressive athleticism with emotional performances and intellectual rigor, our work crashes characters from history and mythology into modern stories, drawing unexpected connections across time to touch the raw nerves of the current moment. Our work is rooted in place-based research, and by returning to the places we visit with the finished work, we hope to create a genuine exchange between different communities in America. Led by Tony-award winning Artistic Director Rachel Chavkin, we have created and toured 11 works, including Mission Drift, RoosevElvis, and Primer for a Failed Superpower.
As an organization, we acknowledge that collective liberation is not a state, but an ongoing struggle to do better, be more just, interrogate our practices and assumptions, and be willing to make regular changes to how we do things in the face of what we find we’re doing well or poorly. With our project Reconstruction (Still Working but the Devil Might Be Inside), we’ve been experimenting with putting these values into practice and endeavoring to create a space that is not only anti-racist but actively pro-Black, through strategies like hiring an anti-racism facilitator to lead workshops and act as a “process chaplain” while embedded full-time in the rehearsal room, having a team comprised equally of Black/BIPOC identifying artists and white-identifying artists, engaging in daily constituency groups, and participating in rituals of healing and mourning. We are currently working with our board and community of artists to reflect these commitments at all levels of our institution; click here to learn more about our ongoing commitments and work.
The Associate Producer will work in close collaboration with the Interim Producing Director and Artistic Director in handling the day-to-day operations of the TEAM, an internationally-renowned devised theatre ensemble. The position will have responsibilities in the areas of grant writing, fundraising, company management, office management and general administration. This position is geared primarily towards early career producers who are looking for an opportunity to strengthen their general management and fundraising skills through hands-on working experience.
During the period of employment, the TEAM will be focused on the execution of institutional fundraising campaigns, annual end-of-year fundraising, and producing our Petri Projects program. The Associate Producer will be a key employee within our small institution and the position will allow for extensive skills-building and learning in many different areas of not-for-profit producing, as well as the opportunity to build relationships with industry stakeholders. Programming will take place both online (via Zoom or pre-recorded video) and in-person – planning will be a collaboration between TEAM staff and artists as we build models that serve artists’ goals and also adhere to COVID safety standards, much as we did with August’s outdoor production of Quince. We seek a thought partner to help the company innovate with regard to program delivery, as we endeavor to serve our artists and community.
The position is part-time, but will allow the Associate Producer to take leadership roles on various projects, and to receive one-on-one mentorship from the Interim Producing Director, Artistic Director and TEAM Board.
As arts makers and as an organization, we want to center historically underrepresented voices, in particular communities of color, people from working class backgrounds, LGBTQ+ people, and the differently abled. We strongly encourage applications from people from these or other historically underrepresented communities.
Development & Fundraising Support
- Manage day to day individual and institutional fundraising records
- Assist in grant applications and reports for institutional funders
- Help design individual end-of-year fundraising campaign, with focus on visual design
- Create design collateral for workshops, fundraising campaigns, and Petri Projects work-in-progress performances
- Execute social media tasks for the TEAM, including the planning and creation of content, and working collaboratively with artists
- Work with the Interim Producing Director to manage small project budgets for Petri Projects Program
- Help with line producing tasks for any TEAM development including employee paperwork, rehearsal and travel logistics, etc.
- Order supplies, marketing collateral, and office equipment as needed
- With Interim Producing Director, ensure that computers, devices, and network are running properly and efficiently
- Data entry and support of Interim Producing Director in setup and transition to Salesforce database
- Onsite work guidelines will be based on NY State’s and ART/NY’s COVID-19 restrictions and regulations, as well as the candidate’s personal preferences and safety precautions
Successful candidates will be/have:
- Self-motivated, organized, collaborative, and a strong team player
- Experience working across social media and communications platforms such as Instagram, Facebook and Mailchimp or other e-blast services
- Excellent written and oral communication skills
- Strong computer skills, including: Microsoft Excel, Word, Zoom, etc.
- Basic knowledge of design platforms, such as InDesign, Canva, Adobe Spark, etc. would be a plus
This position has the flexibility to work virtually or at the TEAM’s office at ART/NY’s South Oxford Space in Fort Greene. Onsite work guidelines will be based on NY State’s and ART/NY’s COVID-19 restrictions and regulations, as well as the candidate’s personal preferences and safety precautions.
TO APPLY: Send cover letter and resume with two references to Alexandra Lalonde, Producing Director at firstname.lastname@example.org, by October 16, 2020.