The University of Southern California is seeking applicants for a full-time Dance Production Coordinator for the USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance.
Working in multiple venues and in cooperation with staff, faculty, and students, the Dance Production Coordinator will coordinate all production related logistics and activities. Under the supervision of the Operations Manager, the Production Coordinator will, among other responsibilities, monitor technical rehearsals and performances and facilitate rentals of lighting and sound equipment, costumes, and coordinate other production vendors. Successful candidates will be conversant with the artistic and technical aspects of dance, and will possess the ability to communicate clearly and effectively both verbally and in written form. Hourly rate projected to be $22- $25 per hour depending on experience. Applicants should submit a cover letter explaining their qualifications for the position.
Primary responsibilities include:
- Coordinate implementation of lighting/sound designs for all productions in conjunction with contracted vendors;
- Recommend maintenance and conducts inventory of theatrically related equipment;
- Guide staff, faculty, & students in the safe and proper use of equipment and other materials and ensures compliance with safety procedures;
- Outlines fiscal parameters and budgets for productions;
- Recommend capital equipment replacements for GKIDC performance spaces;
- Outline and understand technical requirements for dance performances, showings, productions, and special events;
- Supervise contracted theater stagehands;
- Coordinate house management and box office;
- Liaise and negotiate with outside vendors to plan and implement programming needs;
- Facilitate production meetings;
- Work with production stage managers to coordinate show/house opening and seating;
- Participate in the development and monitoring of short and long range plans for the delivery of production-related programming;
- Perform other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree in dance, theater arts, or musical theater. Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum education.
MINIMUM FIELD OF EXPERTISE
Specialized, progressively responsible experience and training in applicable performing or visual arts. Experience working directly with dance productions in a university context.
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