Fellowships: Production, Technical Operations and Stage Management

 

Fellowships: Production, Technical Operations and Stage Management

CATEGORY: Technical

Forbes Center for the Performing Arts - James Madison University
Harrisonburg, VA 22807
US

CONTACT NAME

Shawn Tucker

Job Details

DESCRIPTION

James Madison University’s Forbes Center for the Performing Arts seeks applicants for three fellowships.

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. Focused on music performances, the fellows will participate in Opera, Symphony, Jazz, Choral and Band performances at the Center and provide support to professional touring theatrical productions. All fellows work in their chosen concentration plus as technical production support.  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. 

About the College of Visual and Performing arts, the Forbes Center and the area:

 

The Forbes Center opened in 2010 and quickly established itself as the premiere destination for world-class theatre, dance and music entertainment in the Shenandoah Valley. The venue hosts internationally recognized professional artists, renowned faculty members and emerging young talent from JMU’s School of Music and School of Theatre and Dance. James Madison University is a public, comprehensive university. The university offers programs on the bachelor's, master's and doctoral levels. JMU is located approximately 2 hours south of Washington D.C..

Production Management Fellowship

Duties & Responsibilities:

Under the guidance of 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, providing technical support for events at the Center and other duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications:

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.

To Apply:

Visit https://joblink.jmu.edu/postings/9591 or go to joblink.jmu.edu and reference posting S2246.

Stage Management Fellowship

Duties & Responsibilities:

Under the guidance of 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.

 

Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will have experience stage managing theatrical and music productions. Experience with bands, orchestras and choirs is beneficial. An undergraduate degree in the arts is preferred.

To Apply:

Visit https://joblink.jmu.edu/postings/9592 or go to joblink.jmu.edu and reference posting S2245

Performing Arts Technical Operations Fellowship

Duties & Responsibilities:

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, advancing events, purchasing and inventory management.

 

Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will have experience working with theatrical lighting including ETC instruments and lighting consoles. Experience with audio equipment including wireless microphones is preferred. An undergraduate degree in the arts is preferred.

To apply:

 

Visit https://joblink.jmu.edu/postings/9566 or go to joblink.jmu.edu and reference posting S2247.

James Madison University is committed to creating and supporting a diverse and inclusive work and educational community that is free of all forms of discrimination. This institution does not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, parental status, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status. We promote access, inclusion and diversity for all students, faculty, staff, constituents and programs, believing that these qualities are foundational components of an outstanding education in keeping with our mission. The university is interested in candidates whose experience and qualifications support an ongoing commitment to this core quality. Anyone having questions concerning discrimination should contact the Office for Equal Opportunity: (540) 568-6991.

DURATION

September 20, 2021 - May 22, 2022

SALARY

10469.00

HOW TO APPLY

APPLY ONLINE

https://joblink.jmu.edu