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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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PROTOTYPE Interns 2022
Term: January 3, 2022 – January 19, 2022

PROTOTYPE: Opera|Theatre|Now, the annual Festival of global opera-theatre and music-theatre works, co-produced by HERE and Beth Morrison Projects, is seeking interns to assist with all areas of this world-renowned festival.
The PROTOTYPE Interns will be assigned to one of the following teams: Producing, Company Management, Operations, General Management, and Development. Duties range from being present at technical rehearsals, theater load-ins and strikes, house and company management/artist relations responsibilities, cultivation event planning, and includes show-specific ASM duties as needed. Interns will also assist with basic office and Festival administration duties, such as running errands, generating or updating paperwork, etc. A large part of the internship involves interfacing with the public and acting in front of house roles such as box office, ushering, coat check, etc. Must be comfortable interacting with artists, audiences, producers, and donors.

The PROTOTYPE interns will work directly under the Festival producers, Festival production staff, or Festival development manager. With six events taking place in six different venues, this paid internship offers a great opportunity for hands-on experience in all areas of performing arts production and management. The intern experience is tailored to suit an individual’s interests and strengths based on availability and experience.
The PROTOTYPE internship takes place from January 3 – January 19, 2022. We expect full day availability and flexibility for the 17-day duration. One in-person onboarding session will take place in mid-late December. The compensation for the internship is $15/hour, in addition to a 17-day unlimited NYC MetroCard.

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
PROTOTYPE: Opera | Theatre | Now, now celebrating its tenth anniversary, is an annual festival of visionary opera-theatre and music-theatre works by pioneering contemporary artists from New York City and around the world. The festival is the only one of its kind in the United States – presenting fully produced premieres, national and international presentations, and showings of original genre-bending works by both emerging and career artists from the contemporary classical opera-theatre and music theatre idiom. Learn more about PROTOTYPE at prototypefestival.org. PROTOTYPE returns for its tenth iteration January 7 – 16, 2022.

TO APPLY
Please send your cover letter and resume to durra@prototypefestival.org and include your last name and the position title in the subject line: for example, “Jones – Festival Intern.” Include your cover letter and resume as attachments titled “YourNameLetter” and “YourNameResume.”

PROTOTYPE seeks to hire 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, national 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.