JOB TITLE: ASSOCIATE PRODUCTION MANAGER
ABOUT ARS NOVA:
Ars Nova is committed to developing and producing theater, comedy and music artists in the early stages of their professional careers. Our unique development programs are designed to support outside-the-box thinking and encourage innovative, genre-bending work. By providing a safe environment where risk-taking and collaboration are paramount, Ars Nova gives voice to a new generation of artists and audiences, pushing the boundaries of live entertainment by nurturing creative ideas into smart, surprising new work.
Ars Nova presents over 100 unique live events each year, supporting over 500 emerging theater, comedy, and music artists. With our feverish bounty of programming, we are the stomping ground and launching pad for visionary, adventurous artists of all stripes. As NYC’s premiere development hub, we create an environment where the weird kids thrive and where no idea is too crazy to be possible. These collaborations result in pirate-puppet-rock-odysseys, electro-pop-operas, farces-in-burlesque, nights of mind-bending magic, plays performed mostly in silence, immersive Korean-pop music factory experiences, and everything and anything in between.
Ars Nova has been honored with an OBIE Award and a Special Citation from the New York Drama Critics’ Circle for sustained quality and commitment to the development and production of new work. Notable past productions include “Best New American Theatre Work” Obie Award-winner & New York Times’ “Best of 2016” Underground Railroad Game by Jennifer Kidwell and Scott R. Sheppard with Lightning Rod Special, directed by Taibi Magar (now on international tour); “Outstanding Musical” Lortel and Off Broadway Alliance Award-winner FUTURITY, by César Alvarez with The Lisps; the New York Times’ and New York Post’s “Best of 2015,” Small Mouth Sounds by Bess Wohl, directed by Rachel Chavkin (now touring the US after a return engagement Off Broadway); Time Out New York’s “Best of 2014,” JACUZZI by The Debate Society, directed by Oliver Butler; and the Tony Award-winning smash-hit Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 by Dave Malloy, directed by Rachel Chavkin.
ABOUT ARS NOVA’S ASSOCIATE PRODUCTION MANAGER:
The Associate Production Manager reports directly to the Production Manager and supervises a part-time Technical Director, Crew Heads, and Production Intern. They provide key administrative support to ensure the Production Department runs smoothly, serve as the Production Manager for all developmental programming including Showgasms, One Night Stands, ANT Fest and Makers Lab performances and as the Associate Production Manager on all Off Broadway Premieres.
In support of the Production Department, you will:
As Production Manager of Developmental Programming, you will:
As Associate Production Manager of Off-Broadway Premieres, you will:
ABOUT YOUR PREPERATION, SKILLS AND APPROACH:
The ideal candidate has training and experience in a production department at a theater or other live performance or multi-arts venue; possesses a strong facility to multi-task; is highly detail-oriented and able to retain new information quickly; enjoys meeting new theater-makers and takes a “get to yes” approach; has excellent communication skills (knowledge of the Microsoft Office and/or Google Suite essential, proficiency in Vectorworks & QLab a plus); has the ability to drive projects forward with little supervision while also collaborating on final outcomes; is a creative problem solver and has a team mentality, ready to jump in and help others whenever its needed; and will thrive in a go-big-or-go-home environment.