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Job Opening: Production Manager/ Lighting Supervisor – Sarah Lawrence College Theatre (NYC Area)

Production Manager/ Lighting Supervisor 49K Staff Salary + $6500 teaching one class a week

Sarah Lawrence College Theatre Program is a community of generous and engaged artists who value diverse, intentional, and rigorous research, process, and creation. We hold each other and ourselves accountable to responsibly challenge ourselves and each other to foster our growth as individuals and collaborative artists. We support innovation, not only in the art we produce but also in the systems we make to learn, share, and create. Through an interdisciplinary curriculum that prioritizes equality, care, and experimentation, we aim to create an artistic environment steeped in joy to envision and build a better future. This is an open and inclusive community where everyone is welcome.

Each semester, the program produces student workshop productions, guest lectures, guest residencies, a reading series featuring new works from student playwrights, and one annual musical in the Spring. The Production Manager/Lighting Supervisor reports to and assists the Director of Production ensuring each project is produced in a timely and fiscally responsible manner with consideration to artistic quality. The position works with their counterpart to manage day-to-day production department operations, as well as tracking/maintaining equipment, crews, calendars, and logistics.


Function independently on projects/shows as assigned by Director of ProductionAttend production meetings, first rehearsals, tech rehearsals, and some dress rehearsals. Lead show-specific production meetings and post tech/dress notes sessions. Clearly and effectively communicate with all department heads regarding all aspects of production and operations. Oversee electrics crews, and lead the crews in hanging, cabling, and circuiting all light plots for department season. Maintain all lighting equipment. Oversee install of audio/projection equipment per show basis. Oversee and maintain all inventory check-outs of department computers, Stage Management supplies, audio, and video equipment. Track tech credit for all theater students. Coordinate and oversee all run crews for each production. Approve Tech Credit shifts.

Preferred minimum of 3-5 years of production experience.Responsible and organized, while maintaining the ability to multi-task. Ability to work collaboratively and strategically with faculty, staff, and students. Be able to work with a wide range of personalities (i.e. students, faculty, professional performing artists, in-house production support, stagehands, and external production crews). Self-starting, interested in thinking ahead and about how systems can be improved, and able to work independently.Experience with lighting equipment and systems. Preferred knowledge of ETC Theatrical Lighting Systems, ETC Unison system, video projection


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Caden Manson is founder of Big Art Group (1999 to present) and Curator of (2010 to present) ABOUT BIG ART GROUP: Big Art Group is a New York City performance company founded in 1999. The company uses the language of media and blended states of performance in a unique form to build culturally transgressive and challenging new works. Since its inception, it has toured nationally and internationally and produced critically acclaimed works including the ‘Real Time Film’ trilogy Shelf Life, Flicker, House of No More, SOS; and its reality-based theatre series The People. He is co-creator, director, video designer and scenographer on all 11 Big Art Group productions that have toured to over 60 cities thoughout North American, Asia and Europe for the past 17 years Manson has also shown video ininstallation in Austria, France, USA and Germany; performed his solo work,PAIN KILLER, in Berlin, Singapore and Vietnam; and taught workshops and masters courses in Berlin, Rome, Paris, Turin, New York, Toulouse, Montreal, San Francisco, and Bern. His ensemble has been co-produced by the Vienna Festival, Festival d’Automne a Paris, Hebbel Am Ufer, Rome’s La Vie de Festival, Theatre Garonne, Wexner Center for The Arts, and The Kitchen NYC. He is a recipient of the 2001 Foundation For Contemporary Art Fellowship, is a 2002 Pew Fellow and received a 2009 Fellowship from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. He lives in New York City and outside Philadelphia where he maintains his studio. ABOUT CONTEMPORARY PERFORMANCE NETWORK The Contemporary Performance Network is an online community and blog with a growing roster of artists, scholars and presentering members in the field of performance. Manson founded the community in July of 2010 and today it has grown to over 12000 members and fans world wide. The term Contemporary Performance is used to describe hybrid performance works and artists that travel between the fields of Experimental Theatre, Dance, Video Art, Visual Art, Music Composition and Performance Art without adhering to one specific field's practice.

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