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Job Description: Freelance Production Manager / Lighting Director

Position available immediately.

Forward resumes to Carolyn Dorfman, Artistic Director,

Reports to the Artistic and Associate Artistic Director. Expected to attend rehearsals as necessary.

Responsibilities during local, regional, and national tours with Carolyn Dorfman Dance including main stage performances, school residency performances and community appearances.

Job Duties include:

  • Scheduling, budgeting, contracting and execution of all aspects of physical production including: scenery, lights, costumes, props, paint, sound and projections for all productions.
  • Negotiating and advancing the technical needs, logistics, and schedules for all performances with each venue including freight needs with Company Manager.
  • Recreating the lighting repertoire for all performances and oversee all theater production elements including sound, set.
  • Chronicling and continually revise all cue and design concept sheets for the repertoire.
  • Maintaining and revising the company’s technical rider, as needed.
  • Running load-in, focus, and load-outs on behalf of the company.
  • Maintaining the company’s technical equipment, stock scenery, and production supplies.
  • With assistance from the Production Stage Manager, Company Manager/crew transporting scenery, flooring, wardrobe, and personnel as needed per performance, with the company’s Zip Car account or other rental vehicle.
  • Advising when additional materials need to be acquired or rented.
  • Hiring additional production support staff in coordination with Artistic Director and Executive Director.
  • Providing additional support to the AD, AAD, ED and CM and other staff as needed.
  • Potentially design the lighting for any new work.

This position requires someone with excellent interpersonal, organizational and communications skills and who can effectively work in various performance, educational and community settings.

Minimum 3-years of experience required. Fee commensurate with experience.

Carolyn Dorfman Dance is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Applicants from populations underrepresented in the performing arts 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.

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