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.
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.
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.
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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