St. Ann’s Warehouse fills a vital niche on New York City’s cultural landscape as an artistic home for the American avant-garde, international companies of distinction, and highly talented emerging artists ready to work on a grand scale. Over 36 years, St. Ann’s has evolved into a world-class presenter where artists come to make work in an open, flexible space that can be reconfigured to meet their needs. By virtue of the many partnerships and huge talent St. Ann’s has nurtured, outstanding artists and productions have been introduced on American soil, where they have had major impact on the field here and abroad. In October 2015, we opened our permanent home in a former Tobacco Warehouse in Brooklyn Bridge Park. The new St. Ann’s Warehouse is a 25,000 square foot site within an historic brick shell, housing two flexible performance spaces: The 10,000 sq ft Joseph S. and Diane H. Steinberg Theater and a 1,000 sq ft Studio for smaller scale productions, rehearsals and community gatherings. The complex also holds an open-air public garden (The Max Family Garden), administrative offices, and a welcoming lobby.
The Company Manager at St. Ann’s Warehouse oversees the general care and well-being of all visiting artists and is responsible for the coordination, management and day-to-day operation of all artist services. The Company Manager organizes flights, ground transportation, housing, hospitality and visas for all visiting artists/companies, in addition to St. Ann’s staff where applicable. An integral part of the General Management and production team, the Company Manager works closely with General Management, Production Management and Finance, and serves as an important bridge between St. Ann’s Warehouse and the artists working in our space. The Company Manager reports to the General Manager.
• Secure all housing and hotel accommodations for guest artists (this includes site visits, negotiating rates, securing contracts/leases, delivering payments, and operating within established budgets);
• Oversee the comfort of artists during their stay in New York, respond to needs of artists and companies while in New York;
• Work with local hotels, real estate agencies, and property owners to develop long term relationships for future projects;
Transportation and Visas:
• Coordinate and book all international flights and transport for visiting companies and SAW Staff;
• Secure airport transfers, and all local transportation for visiting artists, where applicable;
• Work with General Management and Visa Expidtor to secure all non-immigrant visiting artist visas;
• If needed, organize Visas and transportation for any SAW related projects oversees;
• Pick up companies at airport on day of arrival and escort them to accommodations; deliver artists to airport upon departure
• Organize catering for rehearsals, performances, special events and staff events;
• Maintain, update and distribute Artist Information Packets for every production;
• Handle any medical issues which may arise and escort artists to all appointments;
• Communicate and follow up on any medical-related issues, including filing of insurance claims, where applicable.
Accounting and Finance:
• Manage and distribute weekly per diems and account for receipts
• Work with General Management to develop all travel/housing/hospitality budgets and work within the boundaries of the production budget
Production and General Operations:
• Assist in load-ins and load-outs of all performances and events including errand running, equipment pick-ups, etc.
• Office management: order office supplies, maintenance supplies, medical supplies, keep files organized, etc.
• Represent St. Ann’s at Company meetings, if applicable
• At least 5 years’ experience in Company Management, touring, production experience and an interest in working with artists;
• A clean and valid driver’s license
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Ability to provide support to artist/visiting companies/staff in fast paced environment.
• Demonstrated leadership skills and the ability to self-direct.
• Solid computer and organizational skills.
• Possession or willingness to obtain a Fire Guard license from the FDNY and to acquire a certification in First Aid.
• Flexible schedule. The schedule changes based on the needs of the given production and associated events and will include evenings, weekends, and “off” hours
Sound and Video Supervisor is a new full time position responsible for managing all aspects of sound and video operation and systems in the facility. The Supervisor is also responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of equipment and systems, assisting with production budgeting, supervising sound and video crews, and maintaining relationships with outside vendors. The Sound and Video Supervisor is expected to engage with St. Ann’s Warehouse and Brooklyn Bridge Park staff, artists, and outside rental groups. The Sound and Video Supervisor will report to the Production Manager and will work closely with the Technical Director and Master Electrician.
• Serve as the Sound and Video Supervisor for all shows and events.
• Facilitate communication between the production department and sound
and video designers to advance shows, plan and implement designs, and to
prepare and provide equipment necessary to tech and run shows.
• Evaluate designs to create materials and labor budget estimates.
• Manage sound and video budgets and keep accurate records of spending for the department.
• Train and supervise overhire crews in the preparation, load-in, maintenance, and load-out of shows.
• Act as engineer or operator for select events as needed. This position is not the board operator for most shows.
• Produce and update all plots, instrument hookups, and other related documentation as needed.
• Maintain accurate inventories of all sound and video equipment.
• Maintain equipment vendor relations.
• Participate in planning and design for capital improvements for theaters, shops, offices, and equipment upgrades.
• Recommend equipment for purchase or rental that will facilitate productions and operations.
• With production management, work to provide and maintain a safe working environment, including managing and providing training, equipment, recordkeeping, and incident reporting.
• At least three years diverse experience working as a Sound or Video Supervisor, or similar, in professional dance, music, or theater.
• Experience leading a team from preproduction through load in, tech, and load out.
• Strong knowledge of current sound and video systems and equipment.
• Demonstrated leadership skills, experience working with designers, stage management and other areas of production.
• Experience with touring productions and international artists is a big plus.
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
• Proven ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment.
• Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds and stand on feet for long time periods.
• Must be able to negotiate stairs, ladders, lifts, and catwalks up to 30 feet above ground.
• Ability to work a varying schedule, including nights and weekends as needed.
• AutoCAD and/or Vectorworks skills preferred.
• Familiarity with proper safety procedures and FDNY regulations for Places of Public Assembly.
St. Ann’s Warehouse fills a vital niche on New York City’s cultural landscape as an artistic home for the American avant-garde, international companies of distinction, and highly talented emerging artists ready to work on a grand scale. Over 36 years, St. Ann’s has evolved into a world-class artistic home where artists come to make work in an open, flexible space that can be reconfigured specifically to meet their needs. St Ann’s, having completed a new theater in the heart of Brooklyn Bridge Park, has opened this October with a spectacular line-up of acclaimed international productions – and is looking for Front-of-House staff for their inaugural season!
The Front-of-House staff, which includes Ushers, Ticket Takers, and Lobby Staff, ensures that all of our guests receive the highest level of customer service at all performances and events at St. Ann’s Warehouse.
• Greeting and directing guests, and monitoring lobby traffic.
• Assisting with taking tickets and seating.
• Relaying information about shows to guests in a clear and friendly way.
• Responsible for the set-up and break-down of stanchions, seat labels, placing programs, etc.
• Working closely with House Manager to troubleshoot all ticket problems and guest issues.
• Providing support to House Manager with special projects as needed.
• High School Diploma or equivalent.
• Proof of eligibility to work in the United States.
This position requires availability on nights and weekends, as well as some holidays as needed. Fireguard (F-03) highly preferred.
Start date: Immediately.
St. Ann’s Warehouse is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled. For more information about St. Ann’s Warehouse, please visit our website at http://www.stannswarehouse. org.
Interns who work with the Production Management staff will receive hands-on experience in carpentry, rigging, lighting and sound engineering, with a focus on execution and design. Interns also have the opportunity to work as members of the production crew and house staff. Hours will vary with the production schedule.
Interns are needed to assist St. Ann’s busy office with producing and promoting international and multi-disciplinary presentations. Administrative interns will work closely with marketing and development staff and assist with general office work as needed. Duties will be focused primarily on marketing, distribution, and database maintenance using Raiser’s Edge, a leading non-profit development software. Computer proficiency is a must. Interns may also assist with audience services and gala opening night events.
Like all not-for-profit organizations, St. Ann’s Warehouse is dependent upon financial support from a wide variety of foundations, corporations and individuals. Intern duties include research, grant-writing, special events, and donor database maintenance. Applicants should have excellent writing skills and be computer proficient.
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