We’re Hiring a Full-time Associate Producer!

Job Title: Associate Producer, The TEAM (Full Time)

To apply: Please send an updated resume and a cover letter to hello@theteamplays.org with the subject line “Associate Producer Application.”  The cover letter should speak to why your experiences, values, and interests make you a match for The TEAM. Deadline is June 21, 2023.

The TEAM, an internationally-renowned, Brooklyn-based experimental laboratory theatre collective, seeks a passionate, rigorous, curious and THOUGHTFUL AF individual to take on the full-time position of Associate Producer. We need someone who wants to grow while helping us keep growing—someone who wants to help us make a mess and stay supported while doing so.

Our ethos is “how we make is as important as what we make.” This position is geared towards individuals who are excited about collective arts ecosystems and skilled in multiple aspects of making theater. The Associate Producer will work in close collaboration with Producing Director Emma Orme and Artistic Director Rachel Chavkin in handling the day-to-day operations of the TEAM. The Associate Producer will be focused on marketing (social media and e-blasts), development coordination (for individual and institutional funders), grant writing, office management, and some company management, contracting, and accounting responsibilities. Above all, you will be the Producing Director’s primary collaborator in organizational upkeep (operations) and thought partner in organizational visioning, production planning, fundraising strategy, and more. We’re looking for someone interested in building a long-term partnership with our Producing Director.

Status: Salaried, full-time (approx 40 hrs/week, expanding or slightly contracting

based on TEAM programming, and responsive to the life of the applicant)

Location: Fort Greene, Brooklyn (with option for remote days)

Start Date: Summer 2023 (by August)

Reports To: Producing Director

Salary: $54,000

Benefits: Health insurance reimbursement of the max amount federally allowable (e.g., $487.50/month for a full-time employee with no dependents)

Vacation: The TEAM offers 14 days of paid vacation for employees, to be scheduled in reasonable accordance with org activity and requested at least 4 weeks in advance. Additionally, The TEAM office is closed annually for one week each summer and one week around the end of the year.

As art 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 people with disabilities. We strongly encourage applications from people from these or other historically underrepresented communities, and we welcome neurodiversity and range of abilities across our candidate pool. The TEAM was founded by white artists, and we are working in partnership with facilitators rooted in anti-oppression work to disrupt white-supremacist and colonial structures within our institution. Along with the PD, the Associate Producer will have regular access to a trained leadership coach focusing on anti-racism and anti-oppression practices. 

ABOUT YOU

  • You are self-motivated, highly organized, scrappy, and a team player
  • You have strongly held values and a readiness to bring your POV to the table
  • You have interest in the living experiment of putting anti-oppressive and creative ideals into practical “get-shit-done” producing practices
  • You are a strong writer and clear communicator
  • You tactfully prioritize distinct projects with overlapping deadlines
  • You know how to balance the micro and the macro—be incredibly attentive to detail while keeping an eye on the bigger picture
  • You’re game to get your hands dirty in the not-always-glamorous daily labor of running a small org
  • You bring a sense of humor to your work
  • You operate at “the speed of trust” (adrienne maree brown), which is sometimes fast

IDEAL QUALIFICATIONS/PAST EXPERIENCE:

  • You have experience in the administration of a cultural organization—specifically in fundraising, marketing, and company management
  • You have played a central role in producing new theatrical work
  • You have experience working in some or all of the following frequently used softwares: Salesforce (or comparable CRMs), Mailchimp, Dropbox, Google Drive, Excel, Canva, Quickbooks, and Gusto
  • You have some experience with touring productions 

Role Responsibilities:

The Associate Producer will be responsible for leading or supporting the Producing Director in the following:

Office Management

  • Order supplies, marketing collateral, and office equipment as needed
  • With Producing Director, ensure that computers, devices, and network are running properly and efficiently, including Archive and Database strategy and management.
  • With Producing Director, maintain an up to date inventory of all company-owned equipment and materials.
  • Assist with supervision of interns.

Marketing

  • Devise monthly social media calendar
  • Design or source assets for 2 posts per week
  • Craft & send monthly e-blasts
  • Lead the upkeep of our website
    • Ensure programmatic content remain up-to-date and centrally advertised
    • Ensure that funders crediting remains up-to-date

Development & Fundraising Support

  • Track daily individual and institutional contributions and keep fundraising records up-to-date in Salesforce.
  • Prepare and send tax acknowledgement letters.
  • Support Artistic Director and Producing Director with all grant applications and reporting, including financial reporting for all institutional and local, state, and national government funders.
  • Help identify new grant opportunities and maintain existing relationships.

Producing

  • Collaborate in the planning and execution of RECONSTRUCTING rehearsals, world premiere, and tour
  • Collaborate in running the Petri Projects Program, supporting an artist-driven process for selecting and funding 5-7 early-stage new works and crafting the right, individuated developmental process for each artist
  • Support the distribution and production of Live From Mount Olympus, a Greek Mythology podcast for kids that we produce in collaboration with the Onassis Foundation

ABOUT THE TEAM

The TEAM is a small, 18-year-old collective that thrives along its growing edges and punches above its weight. The TEAM’s mission is to collaboratively create, produce and tour new works about the experience of living in the United States today. Led by Artistic Director Rachel Chavkin and spirited by some of the most wild and deep artists making today, we have created and toured 11 works, including Mission Drift, RoosevElvis, and Primer for a Failed Superpower. Current TEAM programming includes but is not limited to: the development of our newest “mainstage” work  Reconstructing (Still Working but the Devil Might Be Inside), which includes a writing team of 23 artists, 14 of whom are artists of Color and 9 of whom are white-identifying; The Petri Projects Program, an artist-driven new work development lab open to artists with whom the TEAM has previously collaborated; and the recording and distribution of Live From Mount Olympus, a podcast of Greek myths told for today and aimed at audiences aged 9-13.

We are home to a large, eclectic group of artists and thinkers for whom the TEAM is a lab where we build practices that we take with us into divergent corners of our careers. The TEAM’s evolution is an ongoing process, and we are looking for someone interested in helping the Producing Director build and maintain organizational systems that strive to embody the values of our collective liberation. We have made mistakes, learned from each of them, and try to share these learnings with our larger communities with the dual goals of accountability and solidarity in evolution(s).

To apply: Please send an updated resume and a cover letter that speaks to why your experience, values, and interests make you a match for The TEAM to hello@theteamplays.org with the subject line “Associate Producer Application.”  Deadline is June 21, 2023.

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