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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 theater field 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.


PRODUCER
Full-time & Permanent

PROTOTYPE: Opera/Theatre/Now, a collaboration between HERE – the downtown performance venue that supports the world of artists at all stages of their careers through commissions, development and fully produced works – and Beth Morrison Projects (BMP) – the producer of cutting-edge opera-theatre/contemporary music works – seeks a full time Producer. PROTOTYPE: Opera/Theatre/Now is the highly acclaimed contemporary opera-theatre and music-theatre festival, held annually for 10 days each January in New York City.

Approaching its tenth season in January 2022, PROTOTYPE is seeking applicants to work year-round. Applicants should have a strong interest in a multi-disciplinary theatre and arts environment, with knowledge of and passion for contemporary music and opera. For the first six years of the PROTOTYPE Festival, the Producer was a part-time position. Due to the success and increased demands of the programming, following the 2018 Festival, this position was converted to full-time. Reporting to PROTOTYPE’s co-founders and directors – Jecca Barry, Executive Director of Beth Morrison Projects; Kristin Marting, Founding Artistic Director of HERE; and Beth Morrison of Beth Morrison Projects- the Producer shall:

 
• Oversee all operations during the Festival, coordinating all aspects of the festival, delegating to and supervising Festival Associate, Company Manager, interns and volunteers;
• Oversee company management for all festival artists, assigning tasks to and working closely with the Festival Associate to ensure successful artist relations and hospitality;
• Lead advance work with venues, negotiate venue contracts, supervise compliance with PROTOTYPE requirements, finalize seating plans with venues and shows; and work with venues as needed;
• Work with Box Office Manager to develop seating maps and ticketing structures;
• Work with Festival Production Manager in liaising with and problem solving for shows at multiple venues around NYC;
• Draft co-producer and/or co-presenter contracts as necessary;
• Draft presenting contracts with outside artists and/or producers for select productions;
• Draft artist contracts for select presentations as necessary;
• Coordinate festival staff as it relates to PROTOTYPE rider requirements;
• Partner with the Director of Development on securing festival sponsorships;
• Work closely with Press Agent, Open design firm and Festival Marketing Manager to plan and implement the Festival’s marketing plan, branding and show-specific audience development;
• Coordinate calendar and agenda of for all meetings;
• Create a master festival daily schedule and manage daily team consultation during the festival period;
• Secure festival interns and volunteers, assigning tasks and roles during festival period;
• Work with the Festival Associate in planning and implementing Post-Show Events – i.e. Conversations, Forums and Symposia;
• Line produce as needed on smaller projects
• Research artistic projects for consideration by directions
• Other tasks reasonably considered part of producing a multi-venue festival.
 
QUALIFICATIONS: 
 
• A minimum of three years experience in performing arts producing or presenting;
• Knowledge of the New York City cultural community;
• Genuine desire to play a critical role on a small and dynamic team;
• Demonstrated ability to meet multiple fast-paced timelines;
• Ability to juggle multiple tasks and reprioritize 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;
• Significant experience in theatrical production.
 

Salary in mid 50’s. Comprehensive benefits package includes health insurance and paid vacation, although vacation blackout dates apply between December 1 and January 20 each year.

PROTOTYPE seeks staff that reflects the diversity of the city in which we live. All positions at PROTOTYPE are filled without regard to race, color, religion, sex, nation of origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, HIV/AIDS status, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. All are encouraged to apply.

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