Works closely with the Vice President of Program Operations, Technical Director and other production personnel in setting up stage, lobby, rehearsal rooms and other spaces for all activities held at the New World Center, elsewhere in the Miami area, and on domestic and international tours. In consultation with the Technical Director and the Director of Lighting, participates in the stage logistics required of all rental-related activities held at the New World Center; including the design and programming of lighting cues, supervision of outside programmers, follow spot operation and general execution of external client lighting needs. Loads equipment and cases; drives truck(s) when appropriate for all events at the New World Center and while transporting equipment locally and on tour. Participates in setting the stage according to the conductor’s specifications and providing the best possible working environment for the musicians. Participates in stage changes during rehearsals and concerts. Ability to work flexible hours that include normal business hours, evenings, weekends and holidays. As directed by the Technical Director and the Director of Lighting, serves as house lighting engineer for selected NWS productions. As directed by the Technical Director and in conjunction with the Director of Lighting, assists in the daily maintenance and operation of all lighting equipment within the New World Center. Participates in weekly departmental and other production meetings. Performs all other duties as assigned.
PHYSICAL AND WORKING DEMANDS:
The physical demands are representative of the physical requirements necessary to successfully perform the essential functions of the Production Technician. Reasonable accommodation can be made to enable people with disabilities to perform the described essential functions of the Production Technician. The Production Technician is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. The employee is constantly required to exert various types of physical exertion, such as prolonged reaching, bending, kneeling, and lifting. Vision abilities required by this job include close vision.
While performing the responsibilities of the Production Technician, these work environment characteristics are representative of the environment the Production Technician will encounter. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable people with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the Production Technician. The Production Technician works in indoor and outdoor work settings with mild to adverse exposure to environmental hazards and must be able to climb stairs and ladders and walk long distances to access all areas of the facility. The noise level in the work environment is usually mild to loud. The employee in this position works in varying settings and will be subject to noise and atmospheric conditions such as fumes, odor, dust, etc.
A bachelor’s degree or higher in technical theater preferred; minimum of three years of theatrical experience, at a music school, orchestra, other performing arts organization, or with a touring company; experience with latest-technology lighting equipment (GrandMA2 lighting console, Varilite VL-1100 moving lights), various video projection systems and audio equipment (DigiDesign D1 mixing console, Yamaha DM2000V2 mixing console), mechanical staging, rigging and screen systems, and sound reinforcement; working knowledge of three-phase power and related systems; ability to interact effectively as a team player with variety of personalities; good written and oral communication skills; attention to detail and to the highest standards of stage and concert presentation; ability to manage numerous tasks simultaneously in a demanding, multi-activity work environment; ability to read music; working familiarity with classical orchestral and chamber music; a valid drivers’ license; ability to drive a manually operated truck with a lift gate; proficiency in word processing, spreadsheet, and database usage.
Additional Salary Information: Non-exempt (hourly) position. Extensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, short- and long-term disability and life insurance; paid vacation, personal, sick and designated holiday leave; employer-matched 401k plan; parking privileges.
E-mail cover letter, resume, and verifiable salary history by March 29, 2019 to:
Adam Zeichner, Vice President, Program Operations, New World Symphony;
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls, please.
About New World Symphony
Founded in 1988 by Artistic Director Michael Tilson Thomas, the New World Symphony, America's Orchestral Academy, is a dynamic, internationally recognized post-graduate educational institution with a mission to prepare gifted graduates of top music schools for leadership roles in orchestras and ensembles around the world. NWS fellows are challenged by a demanding course of practical training, performances and instructional activities intended to develop the full complement of skills and qualifications required of musicians in the 21st century. The three-year fellowship program offers a wide range of performance and educational opportunities in both domestic and international venues. The New World Symphony's success may be measured in part by the careers of its hundreds of alumni who have attained positions with professional orchestras and ensembles throughout America and around the world.
During the 2018-2019 season, the New World Symphony is completing its ninth season in the new Frank Gehry-designed campus—a laboratory for the way classical music is taught, presented and experienced—in the heart of Miami Beach's Art Deco district. A highlight of the new campus is its unpr...ecedented integration of technology into educational, rehearsal and performance spaces. An iconic concert auditorium features a nearly 360-degree projected video and lighting capability; a large additional complement of theatrical lighting; nine robotic cameras and an HD media suite; and top-of-the-line audio recording and sound reinforcement equipment. The campus also includes seven audio, lighting and video design and post-production studios. The successful applicant for this position will join a 17-member team (specific to concert operations and to audio, lighting and video production) in producing media-rich performances for live audiences, and for live simulcast onto the building's exterior projection façade, the largest permanent projection surface in North America.
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