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PROTOTYPE is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Applicants from populations underrepresented in the music and theater fields are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, familial status, sexual orientation, national origin, ability, age, or veteran status.

Marketing Manager

The Marketing Manager works alongside HERE’s Marketing Director as a festival marketing coordinator. Working with an external design firm, this position manages the design process of all print and digital promotional materials, organizes distribution, coordinates video interviews: creates prompts and schedules artists, venue and videographer, creates house programs, and serves as social media manager for the Festival. The Marketing Manager coordinates brochure materials, manages email exchanges, mailing list compilation, and Festival advertising. Responsible for timely website content updates and general maintenance via content management system. Position requires light design work.

Proficient with Photoshop and InDesign; Web Experience – knowledge of Dreamweaver, html and ftp, CSS a plus; Experience editing video a plus; Working knowledge of e-communications platforms (i.e. Constant Contact); Proficient with Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram. Other Experience: Must be a Mac power-user, adept at Mac OSX, Microsoft Word, and Excel. Candidates should be go-getters that are excited by fast-paced festival environments and not afraid to jump in: attending rehearsals, capturing behind-the-scenes footage and communicating with artists and partner organizations.

Please send a resumé and cover letter as pdf’s labelled “YourName_Res” and “YourName_Cover” to jobs@prototypefestival.org.

Production Manager

Reporting to PROTOTYPE’s co-founders and directors – Beth Morrison, Creative Producer of Beth Morrison Projects; Kristin Marting, Founding Artistic Director of HERE; Kim Whitener, Executive Director of HERE; and Jecca Barry, Executive Director of Beth Morrison Projects – the Production Manager shall:

• Serve as the key technical liaison among PROTOTYPE, its designers, and its venues.
• Participate in all production meetings; oversee the construction of scenery and props as needed; determine backline rental needs for projection, lighting, scenery, instrumentation, etc. in conjunction with production designers and venue production managers; assist scenic, costume, and lighting designers with the execution and realization of their designs as needed.
• Plan and execute the load in and load out of all PROTO projects, as well as any developmental workshop or technical rehearsal needs. S/he will be responsible for determining the necessary crew staffing and their duties for all workshops, rehearsals, and productions; and will oversee technical rehearsals.
• Liaison with and oversee the show-specific production managers and the BMP and HERE production management/technical teams.
• Work with the Festival Producer and Associate Producer to administer tasks for an abundant internship program as they relate to the technical and production needs of the Festival.

Qualifications:
• Minimum 3-5 years of Production Management experience in the Performing Arts
• Knowledge of the New York City cultural community
• Genuine desire to play a critical role on a small and dynamic team
• Ability to juggle multiple tasks and reprioritize within a rapidly changing environment
• Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work both individually and as part of a team
• Excellent oral and written communication skills and highly detail-oriented
• Fluency in VectorWorks and AutoCAD software a plus
• Bachelor’s or Master’s degree a plus; or significant comparable experience in theatrical production

The position requires consultation work in late spring with production advance work through the summer and fall. Hours and work load intensify from November-January. There are vacation moratoriums for this position between December 1-23 and January 2-20.

To apply:
Please send your cover letter and resume to jobs@prototypefestival.org and include your last name and the position title in the subject line: for example, “Jones – Production Manager.” Include your cover letter and resume as attachments titled “YourNameLetter” and “YourNameResume.”

Development Manager

The Development Manager will be an essential part of the PROTOTYPE team that works between Beth Morrison Projects and HERE and will report to BMP’s Director of Development and HERE’s Director of External Affairs. The Development Manager will work in close collaboration with the Festival Producer and Festival co-founders and directors: Beth Morrison, Creative Producer of Beth Morrison Projects, Kristin Marting, Founding Artistic Director of HERE, Kim Whitener, Creative Producer and former Producing Director of HERE, and Jecca Barry, Executive Director of Beth Morrison Projects. This individual ensures the entire team is working together to secure Festival and project-specific institutional grants, individual donations, and corporate sponsorships.

Duties:
• Understand yearly funding goals for the festival and its projects and collaborate with two organizations to raise the funds for PROTOTYPE programming and build deeper relationships for the Festival
• Oversee and maintain the year-round fundraising calendar
• Attend weekly meetings with supervisors (HERE and BMP fundraising leadership) and participate in development meetings with the Festival’s co-directors to move fundraising efforts forward
• Meet with four co-directors individually on regular basis to further specific donor cultivation strategies
• Conduct prospect research to identify potential donors and funding opportunities for the festival
• Collaborate with the team to create and implement individual giving strategies and campaigns aimed at increasing individual giving for the Festival
• Organize cultivation and stewardship events aimed at deepening relationships with donors and prospective donors of the Festival
• Communicate and meet with donors to the Festival, including providing concierge ticketing services and ensuring successful experiences with the Festival
• Assist Festival team with the planning and execution of a Benefit event for PROTOTYPE in January during the Festival and/or at other points in the year, as determined
• Write, edit, and submit letters of inquiry, grant proposals and sponsorship requests
• Research and surface potential corporate sponsorships, and design sponsorship activities
• Communicate with both organization’s financial personnel to create funding budgets for applications and reports
• Strategize and pursue project-specific funding plans when possible
• Write and submit project-specific grant reports and updates as needed
• Collect and prepare work samples and other ancillary materials needed for funding applications
• Work closely with the PROTOTYPE Producer, Festival Associate, Festival Interns, and PROTOTYPE marketing team to keep fundraising information up to date on the PROTOTYPE website and all marketing materials
• Attend performances and events during the festival in January
Attend performances and events throughout the year linked to the opera-theatre and music-theatre field

Qualifications
• Minimum 1-2 years successful funder or donor management experience in a nonprofit setting or 3-4 years of total professional experience strongly preferred;
• Excitement about collaborating with two organizations and a large team;
• Passion for contemporary opera and new music field;
• Ability to juggle multiple tasks and resilient within a rapidly changing environment;
• Self-starter, organized, disciplined, and highly detail-oriented;
• Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work both individually and as part of a team;
• Excellent oral and written communication skills;
• Familiarity with OvationTix a plus;
• Flexible personality with sense of humor strongly preferred.
• Bachelor’s or Master’s degree or significant comparable experience in Development/Fundraising.

Salary is mid-40’s with benefits.

To apply:
Please send your cover letter, resume, and one writing sample to jobs@prototypefestival.org and include your last name and the position title in the subject line: for example, “Jones – Development Manager.” Include your cover letter and resume as attachments titled “YourNameLetter” and “YourNameResume.”