Stage Crew Apprentice

Dates of Employment: May 27 – August 10, 2024

Reports To: Director of Production, Orchestra Operations Manager

Supports: Artistic Director, Conductors, Production Staff, Ensembles Manager, Musicians.

Summary

The Stage Crew Apprentice works on the Orchestra Stage Crew at the Brevard Music Center.  This team is responsible for the setup and needs of multiple orchestras, chamber ensembles, and special events in a six-and-a-half-week festival plus the two and a half weeks leading up to the festival Opening Night.  The Stage Crew Apprentice is expected to work as a team to ensure that all needs of the Orchestra are met. Holistic effective communication and dissemination of information as well as a love of music and a sense of humor when appropriate is essential to the successful execution of this position.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist in the daily aspects of auditorium administration and housekeeping, including set-up, strike and changeover of rehearsals and performances at the Whittington-Pfohl Auditorium as directed by the Orchestra Operations Manager.
  • Assist in the rehearsals and performances of the Chamber Music Series as directed by the Orchestra Operations Manager.
  • Assist in the rehearsals and performances of the Opera Orchestras as directed by the Orchestra Operations Manager.
  • Assists in the setup, rehearsal, run and strike of Special Events.
  • Assist in other areas if needed as assigned by the an Assistant Production Manager/Orchestra Operations Manager including: paints, props, carpentry, costumes, wigs and makeup, lighting, sound, stage management, house management, and production management
  • Serve on run crews as required.
  • Attend all load-ins and outs as assigned.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Understanding of channels of communication and the importance of clear and open communication at all times.
  • Highly motivated to do your best work at all times.
  • Good attitude and work ethic.
  • 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.
  • Maintain calm under pressure and receive/ intake information from multiple sources that you quickly prioritize and relay to Production Management/ 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:  https://my.brevardmusic.org/create-account/. Please upload a cover letter and resume (with references listed) to be considered for this position.

Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2023 and continue until the position is filled. 

Any questions can be directed to:

Andrea Boccanfuso
Director of Production
Brevard Music Center
[email protected]


Brevard Music Center is a summer institute and festival. Over four hundred young musicians from around the country come each summer to study and perform in over 80 concerts ranging from orchestra to opera, chamber music and pops. As a matter of policy, the Brevard Music Center does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, creed, national origin, age or individual handicap in the recruitment and admission of students, the recruitment and employment of its faculty and staff, or the operation of any of its programs and activities.

 


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Brevard Music Center is a summer institute and festival. Over four hundred young musicians from around the country come each summer to study and perform in over 80 concerts ranging from orchestra to opera, chamber music and pops. As a matter of policy, the Brevard Music Center does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, or gender identity), national origin, age (40 or older), disability, or genetic information (including family medical history) in the recruitment and admission of students, the recruitment and employment of its faculty and staff, or the operation of any of its programs and activities.