Location: New York, New York
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Production Director / Lighting Designer
Supervises all production and technical aspects of dance department events and productions, (both on- and off-campus). Serves as lighting designer and stage manager for such productions, as well as oversees Department studio operations.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Directs all logistics for Department productions and serves as liaison to all performance venues, guest artists, and faculty. Also liaises with external contractors such as videographers, photographers, as well as Barnard Communications, Special Events, Media Group, and Movement Lab.
Oversees all capital projects and studio-related operations, including the upkeep of studios (special attention to flooring, barres, and mirrors). Coordinates with College departments and outside contractors to assure maintenance, repair, and upgrading of Dance Dept. facilities.
Serves as Technical Director and Stage Manager for all major productions, as well as workshops/showcases, and special dance events during the school calendar year (approx. 6 per year).
Designs and executes lighting designs for all Department productions in conjunction with Department chair, guest artists, and students. This includes generating lighting plots, hook-ups, and cues, and artistically and technically realizing the lighting design.
Designs, constructs, purchases and/or rents all set pieces and rigging needs for both new and repertory dance works. This includes supervising the safe construction and installation of such set pieces and rigging.
Hires and supervises professional crews and supervision and training of a student staff of stage technicians, supplemented by other students, training them in all aspects of dance production. Also supervises frequently hired outside stagehands and serves as liaison with the technical staff of all venues at which the Dance Dept. performs.
Coordinates the maintenance, repair, and upgrading of Dance Dept. facilities with the Chair of the Dance Department, Barnard College administration, Facilities Services, and outside contractors (for example, the laying and sealing of dance floors in all studios).
Administrates the scheduling and reservation of all dance department studios.
Creates the calendar of all Dance Dept. events and rehearsals, in coordination with the Chair, the dance faculty, and others.
Maintains, repairs, purchases and/or rents all production equipment belonging to or used by the dance department, including sound systems, video equipment, and lighting equipment used in studios for class and rehearsal, as well as supplementary equipment needed for productions, in conjunction with the Chair and the Music Coordinator.
Serves as Guest Lecturer in dance classes dealing with production. Advises students on production and technical aspects of course-related work.
PAY RANGE: $87,645 - $91,000
Skills, Qualifications & Requirements:
BA and 3-5 years of professional experience, or 8-10 years related
At least 3 years experience working in an academic environment.
Experience in lighting design at a high professional level.
Expertise with current theatrical design software (Vectorworks, Lightwrite).
Technical Direction credits in a variety of venues.
Good communication skills. Should be able to communicate effectively with students, faculty, guest artists and theatrical professionals.
The salary of the finalist selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to departmental budgets, qualifications, experience, education, licenses, specialty, and training. The above hiring range represents the College's good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.