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Miami New Drama is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Prohibits Discrimination and Harassment of Any Kind: Miami New Drama is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at Miami New Drama are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in our area. Miami New Drama will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. Miami New Drama encourages applicants of all ages.

OPEN POSITIONS:

Development Director

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Production Manager

JOB DESCRIPTION

The Production Manager position is integral to the operations of the company and is primarily responsible for the production management of MiND’s annual English and Spanish programming. Responsible for coordinating the work across multiple production areas, providing clear and effective communication to visiting designers and artists and ensuring that productions open on time and within budget. This role participates in achieving the artistic and administrative goals of the company while ensuring quality and consistency, and maintaining the highest production values.

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES

The Production Manager reports to the General Manager and leads & supervises a team that includes a full-time Technical Director and seasonally contracted stage managers, costume supervisor, head electrician, and sound supervisor.

FINANCES

Provide input to the General Manager in the development of production budgets and supervise production budgets. The Production Manager will keep the GM and Managing Director apprised of the status of the Production budget on a regular basis; overall expenses may not go over budget without approval of the Managing Director. Process, track and reconcile all production department accounts payable and and submit expense reports.

SCHEDULE

Provide input to the development of the season schedule. Develop and administer production calendars and design deadlines for each production. Determine load-in, tech, and strike  schedules for the stage. Manage resource calendars for all shared facility spaces. Schedule and lead all design and production meetings.

DESIGN PROCESS AND ANALYSIS

Guide all director/design teams through the design process to guarantee the timely completion of all designs. Determine due dates for designers & communicate for contracting purposes. With the input of the Technical Director, analyze all designs submitted to determine feasibility of execution within the allotted time, money and personnel available. Arrange designer visits and walkthroughs as needed. Maintain shareable production folders and links for the production team.

MANAGING PRODUCTION PERSONNEL

Establish staffing needs, as well as payment methods and fees for production staff working with General Manager to ensure all hiring and on-boarding is clear and effective for all production staff and contractors including, but not limited to: technical staff, electricians, carpenters, production assistants, wardrobe personnel, running crew, artistic consultants and any additional personnel required for specific production needs. Oversee and enforce health  procedures for non-artistic production personnel, working with Company Manager and ensure company-wide compliance with all union and company health guidelines.

PRODUCTION LIAISON

Facilitate clear communications throughout the production process, and act as a liaison between directors, designers, stage managers, and MiND production and administrative staff. Included but not limited to: Coordinate and conduct all design and production meetings. Attend first read through, designer run, technical rehearsals and previews as necessary. Maintain department contact information and show rosters.

DEPARTMENT SUPPORT

As necessary, support productions with hands-on projects including (but not limited to) special effects, video and projections, assisting with stage work, purchasing, transporting, sourcing and researching materials and techniques. Procure, schedule and manage rehearsal space as needed. Maintain a safe work environment at all times. Address safety hazards with appropriate personnel promptly.

HUMAN RESOURCES

In cooperation with General Manager, PM is responsible for HR documentation for all production personnel including but not limited to: execution of contracts, tax forms, process and sign timesheets and handling the initial paperwork for Workers’ Compensation for all production department-related claims. Consult with General Manager to ensure company is in compliance with all union rules and employment regulations.

INVENTORY AND PURCHASING

In a supervisory role with the Technical Director, oversee inventory and maintenance of all shop, lighting, costume and sound equipment. Oversee all routine facility supply stocking as well as general facility hardware such as lamps and stage supplies such as tape. Plan and budget equipment purchases and long term equipment upgrades. Work with Technical Director and City officials on facility planning and upgrades as needed and defined for a historic structure.

COVID-19

Miami New Drama requires all employees to adhere to CDC COVID-19 vaccination recommendations. Individuals with legally valid medical or religious exemptions may be subject to work restrictions and/or enhanced safety/testing protocols.

Note: The job description describes an overview of the work being performed by staff assigned to this job. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of staff in this position. Duties, responsibilities, and skills are also subject to change based on the changing needs of the job, department, or organization. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change as the requirements of the job change.

JOB REQUIREMENTS (SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE)

  • Prior experience serving in a management role of a theater production department. Formal, informal and cross-disciplinary experiences will be considered
  • Ability to read and assimilate information from technical design drawings
  • Experience in budgeting materials and labor and designing systems that can be replicated
  • Problem solver, creative thinker, good planning and organizational skills
  • Computer skills including but not limited to Word, Excel, Google Workplace.
  • Working knowledge of drafting software, Vectorworks or CAD
  • Working knowledge of IATSE, USA, SDC, AEA
  • Skills in lighting programming, sound systems, rigging a plus – must have strong understanding of all aspects of production
  • Fluent spoken English and Spanish strongly preferred

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/WORKING CONDITIONS

  • Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer. Alternates with prolonged periods of standing and moving
  • Ability to lift and move 50lbs
  • Must be comfortable working in a fast paced environment where directions and priorities can change rapidly
  • Flexible working hours including nights, weekends, holidays.

SALARY:  $55,000, Full time exempt

BENEFITS: 4 weeks paid vacation, maximum 2 concurrent. A company healthcare plan with 50% employer contribution to be presented for option.

TO APPLY please email a letter and resume to General Manager, Jessica Kaschube, jessica@miaminewdrama.org  with “Production Manager” in the subject line.

Costume Supervisor

SALARY:  $25.00 per hour

EMPLOYMENT TYPE:  Part time

JOB DESCRIPTION
As part of our production team, the Costume Supervisor will:

  • Create and manage a master costume schedule and all costuming personnel including wardrobe crew
  • Communicate regularly with the costume designer and attend to needs
  • Manage all show budgets and all costuming purchases and report to Production Manager
  • Participate in staff meetings, production meetings, fittings, and tech rehearsals.
  • Manage the procurement and return of all purchased and rented items
  • Make arrangements as necessary for outside services (dry-cleaning, hair styling, etc.).
  • Schedule fittings with Stage Management.
  • Oversee tailoring and alterations crew – assist in hiring as needed
  • Oversee minimal costume builds – costume shops are on occasion contracted
  • Maintain costume stock and storage

SKILLS AND VALUES REQUIRED:

  • Understand the workflow of a costume shop and demonstrate excellent management and leadership.
  • Experience in theatrical patterning, cutting, construction, makeup and costume crafts is a plus.
  • Have practical knowledge of tools, equipment, and materials normally found in costume shops
  • Possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Have experience working with AEA performers.
  • Have experience working with USA designers.
  • Have experience successfully managing expenditures, budgets, schedules, and deadlines
  • Delegate and oversee the completion of multiple projects.
  • Design experience a plus but not a requirement.
  • Candidates with diverse hair and makeup experience will be given priority

JOB REQUIREMENTS

  • Work in a fast-paced environment while maintaining composure and professionalism in stressful situations
  • Able to lift up to 20lbs
  • Assist with setup and breakdown of events
  • Able to communicate (including reading) in English
  • Able to stand for long periods of time
  • Bilingual Spanish/English preferred
  • Valid FL Drivers license and reliable transportation

Hours vary from 10-40 hours per week

TO APPLY: submit resume as a PDF via email to Production Manager, gabriela@miaminewdrama.org

Box Office Associate

SALARY:  $15.00 per hour

EMPLOYMENT TYPE:  Part time

JOB DESCRIPTION
Miami New Drama seeks box office associates to serve patrons via phone and in-person at the Colony Theatre.

JOB REQUIREMENTS
Email resume to amy@miaminewdrama.org with “Box Office Associate” in the subject line.

Ushers

SALARY:  $15.00 per hour

EMPLOYMENT TYPE:  Part time

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Miami New Drama at the Colony Theatre is currently accepting resume submissions to fill open Usher positions for the season.

This position must be comfortable interfacing with audience members, have excellent customer service skills, and be able to respond in case of an emergency.

Tasks include setting up the auditorium to welcome audiences, directing patrons to their seats, enforcing all front of house audience rules (i.e. cellphone usage), and provide great service to guests.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

TO APPLY please email PDF resume to housemanager@miaminewdrama.org  with “Usher” in the subject line.

Head Electrician

SALARY:  $25.00 per hour

EMPLOYMENT TYPE:  Part time

JOB DESCRIPTION
Miami New Drama at the Colony Theatre is seeking a season Head Electrician to oversee lighting load-in and strikes for all 22-23 season productions.

  • Meet with the production manager (PM) to discuss construction/load in schedule, including assisting in scheduling the light crew for internal wiring of scenic units or the installation of running lights
  • Communicate with the PM to source any rental lights required or any edits needed to be made to the light plot, and keep PM appraised of all budget requirements or changes
  • Work with the LD and PM to realize the vision of the designs while staying within budget
  • Schedule crew for and direct lighting hang and focus prior to the first tech rehearsal
  • Install cue lights, running lights, clip lights, prop table lights, and costume change lights as required prior to first tech rehearsal
  • Appropriately dress and tape down all lighting related cables that cross any traffic pattern
  • Attend all required and scheduled rehearsals.
  • Test lighting equipment prior to rehearsals and performances, and re-lamp any instruments in a timely fashion
  • Communicate with the LD and PM during tech and previews to schedule/complete all work notes
  • Attend all post tech/preview production meetings
  • Maintain necessary paperwork for the LD and provide current copies to the PM
  • Work with PM to schedule and supervise crew for strike
  • Supervise the replacement of instruments to the appropriate storage positions, cable to racks, and gel pulled and filed into color storage, gobos removed, and all light related accessories stored appropriately
  • Perform dimmer and/or channel check before each performance, and address any issues that might come up or train board operator to do this.

JOB REQUIREMENTS

  • Lift 25-50 lbs consistently and safely
  • Follow instructions and safely execute
  • ETC programming knowledge and ability – 2 years of demonstrated training in patching consoles
  • 2 years experience communicating lighting plots and executing a designer’s vision

SOFTWARE:
Vectorworks, Lightwright

Other duties and experience may be necessary. This is intended to be an overview of the position. Not extensive.

TO APPLY please email PDF resume to Production Manager, Gabriela Gutierrez, gabriela@miaminewdrama.org  with “Head Electrician” in the subject line.