Production Assistant/ Company Scheduler

Dates of Employment: May 24 – August 16, 2023

Reports To: Director of Production, Assistant Production Managers

Supports: Orchestra Production Staff, Opera Production Staff

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Be prepared to do any and everything related to creating productions – this position is not glamorous but is a realistic look at production from many departments. 
  • Under the direction of Production Management, create:  venues schedules, company schedules, event schedules and production schedules for the Production Staff.  Distribute as directed.

As a Production Assistant, you may be asked to (for example):

  • Work on the Hair / Makeup and Costume crews as directed.
  • Under the direction of the Technical Director, ATD and Master Carpenter, build Opera sets.
  • Paint and prop productions, as directed by Scenic Charge / Props Master.
  • Assist Company Management as needed.
  • Work with the Operas and Orchestras, as needed.
  • Serve on run crews as required.
  • Attend all load-ins and outs as assigned.
  • Swing onto other crews as needed.
  • Be prepared to assist other crews/departments at the end of season strike until dismissed by Production Management.
  • OTHER APPROPRIATE DUTIES AS ASSIGNED
  • Supervised by the Director of Production and those designated as crew heads.

Qualifications

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with HM staff, BMC staff, and patrons.
  • Highly motivated and passionate about ensuring a positive patron experience.
  • Good attitude and work ethic.
  • Willing to work physically.
  • Ability to lift up to 50lbs reliably and safely.
  • Willingness to take ownership of your position and not blame other staff members or outside circumstances for your degree of success on individual tasks and on your position as a whole.
  • Able to take instruction and feedback from supervisors and use it to improve your job performance.
  • Understanding of channels of communication and the importance of clear and open communication at all times.
  • Maintain calm under pressure and receive/ intake information from multiple sources that you quickly prioritize and relay to Orchestra Operations Manager/ act upon if deemed appropriate.
  • Above all, must possess a positive attitude, a sense of humor, and ability to work well in a team dynamic.

Requirements

  • Complete satisfactory background check
  • Must have valid state driver's license and possess a clean driving record

Compensation

  • Includes a season stipend paid bi-weekly, full board, and on-campus housing

To apply, create an account and start an application using MyBMC. Please upload a cover letter and resume (with references listed) to be considered for this position.

Review of applications will begin on December 15, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. 

Any questions can be directed to:

Andrea Boccanfuso
Director of Production
Brevard Music Center
aboccanfuso@brevardmusic.org


Please note: As Brevard prepares for the 2023 season, we continue to work with local and state health officials, along with campus and venue safety specialists, to develop and implement guidelines and protocols designed to keep our students, faculty, staff, and patrons safe. For the 2022 season, BMC's COVID-19 protocols included social distancing measures, indoor mask-wearing, and vaccination requirements. We will share updated policies for 2023 as more information becomes available from public health agencies.


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