Fellowships: Stage Management, Production Management, Technical and Operations Management

Fellowships: Stage Management, Production Management, Technical and Operations Management

CATEGORY: Technical

Forbes Center for the Performing Arts
Harrisonburg, VA 22807
US

Job Details

DESCRIPTION

The Forbes Center for the Performing Arts fellowships provide advanced, hands-on training in production management, stage management and technical operations management for recent college graduates and early career professionals.

Under the mentorship of staff members, fellows work side by side on over 200 performances per year and are given a springboard to a career in the performing arts. Visit www.jmuforbescenter.com    


Forbes Center fellowships begin August 19, 2019 and run through May 10, 2019

All fellowships require a season-long commitment. 

 

Forbes Center fellows will receive a stipend paid bi-weekly including holidays. Fellows will not work more than 40 hours per week. Housing is not included.

PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT FELLOW

The production management fellowship offers training in technical production management at a professional performing arts center in a university setting.  Mentored by the Production Services Manager and the Technical and Operations Coordinator, the fellow will participate in the process of scheduling, creating and updating the production calendar, assisting with load-ins and load-outs for touring professional productions, providing technical support for special events at the Center and other duties as assigned.  Ideal candidates will have a broad knowledge and experience in technical theatre as well as solid organizational and computer skills. Familiarity with Google calendar and Microsoft office is preferred.  Candidates must be able to multi-task, be highly organized, show initiative, take direction well, and work well as part of a team as well as independently.  All fellows work in their chosen concentration plus as technical production support for over 200 performances a year.  Daily activities may include show prep, show running, hospitality assistance, general maintenance, and basic support for production office operations.  Work hours will be irregular and will include early morning, evening and weekend calls. 


STAGE MANAGEMENT FELLOW

The stage management fellowship provides a unique opportunity to learn all aspects of the work of stage managers at a professional performing arts center in a university setting.   Mentored by the Production Services Manager and the Technical and Operations Coordinator, the fellow will stage manage student recitals, School of Music ensemble performances, opera programs, partnership events, and serve as assistant for touring professional events.   The fellow will take part in the rehearsal process, technical rehearsals and take notes.   This demanding fellowship requires strong organizational and verbal skills, computer skills, and stage management experience.   Candidates must be able to multi-task, be highly organized, show initiative, take direction well, work independently when necessary, and exhibit an ability to work as part of a team.  All fellows work in their chosen concentration plus as technical production support for over 200 performances a year.  Daily activities may include show prep, show running, hospitality assistance, general maintenance, and basic support for production office operations.  An undergraduate degree in the arts is preferred.  Work hours will be irregular and include early morning, evening, and weekend calls. 


TECHNICAL AND OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT FELLOW

The technical and operations management fellowship provides the opportunity to learn aspects of the technical work at a professional performing arts center in a university setting.   Mentored by the Production Services Manager and the Technical and Operations Coordinator, the fellow will set up and operate sound, lighting and staging equipment for a variety of professional and university productions. The fellow will participate in equipment maintenance, purchasing and inventory management. All fellows work in their chosen concentration plus as technical production support for over 200 performances a year. Daily activities may include show prep, show running, hospitality assistance, general maintenance, and basic support for production office operations.  An undergraduate degree in the arts is preferred.  Work hours will be irregular and include early morning, evening, and weekend calls. 


HOW TO APPLY

 

Completed applications are accepted by email only.  Incomplete applications will not be considered.

 

All application components submitted by email should be in Microsoft Word and/or Adobe PDF file formats.  Please double check your application before submitting to make sure that all of the following information has been included. 

 

1.     Personal Statement:  One page maximum including the following:  The fellowship you are applying for and why; what you expect from a Forbes Center fellowship; your career objectives; your academic credentials and performing arts experience (if not included in your resume); and the qualities that you will bring to a Forbes Center fellowship. 

2.     Resume:  Please include email and permanent contact information. 

3.     Three references:  Please include names and contact information.  You may also include letters of recommendation.   

    

DURATION

August 19, 2019 - May 10, 2020

SALARY

$8730.00

HOW TO APPLY

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