Backstage Employment Network This live entertainment industry job board is brought to you by Timeless communications, publisher of Projection, Lights and Staging News, FRONT of HOUSE and Stage Directions Magazines. en_US Special Event Lighting technician <p>We are looking for hard working, friendly, experienced lighting crew that are looking to be part of a team. &nbsp;Should have experience setting up stage lighting and intelligent lighting, truss, etc. Experience in rigging or programming is a plus but not required.</p> 04 Oct 2015 15:19 +0000 Production Show Manager <p>MSI Production Services, San Diego&rsquo;s premier production services company, has an opening for a Production Show Manager.&nbsp; Job responsibilities include:</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Assist sales manager, gear and labor managers with planning of event.</p> <p>Supervise load in and installation of events.</p> <p>Keep accurate labor and expense logs.</p> <p>Supervise show operations and load outs.</p> <p>Establish dialogue with venue/clients regarding logistical requirements</p> <p>Must be able to work flexible schedule and travel.</p> <p>Must have clean DMV record.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>MSI offers a complete line of event production, technological support, and equipment rental services and continues to ensure the success, efficiency, and productivity of our clients&rsquo; special gatherings, large and small, around the block and around the world.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Interested applicants should apply to:</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Meeting Services, Inc.</p> <p>10895 Thornmint Road, Ste A</p> <p>San Diego, CA 92127</p> <p>Email - <a href=""></a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>EOE</p> 01 Oct 2015 16:55 +0000 Theatrical Costumer <p style="margin: 0px; font-size: 13px; font-family: Helvetica; -webkit-text-stroke-color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke-width: initial;"><strong>Are you a theatrical costumer, and do you enjoy collaborating with smart sassy people?&nbsp;</strong></p> <p style="margin: 0px; font-size: 13px; font-family: Helvetica; -webkit-text-stroke-color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke-width: initial; min-height: 16px;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 0px; font-size: 13px; font-family: Helvetica; -webkit-text-stroke-color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke-width: initial;">Are you bored doing the same thing every day? Are you stuck in a revolving door looking for your next paycheck? Does your current job expect you to costume a production with an unrealistic budget, or lug your machine and supplies everywhere? Do you hate picking up other people&rsquo;s slack at your current job? If you answered yes to any of these questions, read on.</p> <p style="margin: 0px; font-size: 13px; font-family: Helvetica; -webkit-text-stroke-color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke-width: initial; min-height: 16px;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 0px; font-size: 13px; font-family: Helvetica; -webkit-text-stroke-color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke-width: initial;">Pierre&rsquo;s Costumes is looking for full-time experienced costumers to join our creative and supportive family. We offer a clean, well-lit work space, 10,000 square feet of costume storage, provide every thing you need for the job, and you get a consistent paycheck. At Pierre&rsquo;s, we value a work/life balance. Here, you don&rsquo;t need to get up early for work and you are home for dinner plus you get 2 weeks paid vacation.&nbsp; If you take pride in your work and think others should too, join us. &nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 0px; font-size: 13px; font-family: Helvetica; -webkit-text-stroke-color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke-width: initial; min-height: 16px;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 0px; font-size: 13px; font-family: Helvetica; -webkit-text-stroke-color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke-width: initial;">If this sounds like the place for you and you have a background in theatrical costuming, please send your resume (.PDF or MS Word) to Pierre&rsquo;s Costumes at along with a cover letter.</p> <p style="margin: 0px; font-size: 13px; font-family: Helvetica; -webkit-text-stroke-color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke-width: initial;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 0px; font-size: 13px; font-family: Helvetica; -webkit-text-stroke-color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke-width: initial;">Located in Old City Philadelphia</p> 01 Oct 2015 16:34 +0000 Theatre Supervisor (City of Rockville, MD) <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>***IMPORTANT***<br />You must complete the online application for this position by going to the City of Rockville, Maryland's website&nbsp;</strong></span><strong style="font-size: small;">if you want to be considered for the job:</strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong style="font-size: small;"></strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong style="font-size: small;"><span style="text-decoration: underline;"></span></strong></p> <div class="tab-content entity-details-content container" style="box-sizing: border-box; margin-right: auto; margin-left: auto; padding: 30px; width: 783px; overflow: hidden; border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: solid; border-bottom-color: #e3e3e3;"> <div id="details-info" class="active tab-pane" style="box-sizing: border-box;"><dl style="box-sizing: border-box; margin-top: 15px; margin-bottom: 24px;"><dt style="box-sizing: border-box; line-height: 1.42857; font-weight: bold;">Job Summary</dt><dd style="box-sizing: border-box; line-height: 1.42857; margin-left: 0px;"> <p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px 0px 10px;">The Theatre Supervisor performs difficult technical and responsible administrative work involved in the day-to-day management of the F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre and Social Hall. The work requires a proactive approach when working with user groups and contractors and participating in various committees.&nbsp; The physical demands are moderate with regular exposure to hazardous work situations.&nbsp; The work is subject to functional policies and goals under general managerial direction from the Civic Center Manager.&nbsp; The incumbent participates in program development, service delivery and supervision of staff.<br style="box-sizing: border-box;" />&nbsp;</p> </dd><dt style="box-sizing: border-box; line-height: 1.42857; font-weight: bold;">Essential Job Functions</dt><dd style="box-sizing: border-box; line-height: 1.42857; margin-left: 0px;"> <ul style="box-sizing: border-box; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 10px;"> <li style="box-sizing: border-box;">Serves as technical director and production manager for productions at the F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre/Social Hall, plus for special and private events.</li> <li style="box-sizing: border-box;">Knowledge and ability to use a variety of production/technical equipment; manage equipment inventory, life cycle, replacement, and safety/risk with Theatre Production Specialist.</li> <li style="box-sizing: border-box;">Supervises and manages technical staff for the Theatre, including Theatre Production Specialist and Box Office &amp; Marketing Manager</li> <li style="box-sizing: border-box;">Trains and on-boards part-time and full-time technical, box office, house management and custodial staff.</li> <li style="box-sizing: border-box;">Plans, schedules and assigns technical, box office, house management and custodial staff ensuring correct set-up requirement for F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre/ Social Hall events.</li> <li style="box-sizing: border-box;">Processes timecards and leave requests for part-time and full-time Theatre staff.</li> <li style="box-sizing: border-box;">Creates master calendar of Theatre/ Social Hall events for Civic Center complex.</li> <li style="box-sizing: border-box;">Coordinates requests of user groups, caterers and vendors for the Theatre/Social Hall, including facilitating specific requests and requirements, production logistics, preliminary and final walk throughs of the facilities, technical support and follow-up.</li> <li style="box-sizing: border-box;">Executes production, performance and private event contracts and fee structures for user groups and clients, including rental fees, equipment, labor costs, box office ticketing fees, overtime fees, etc.</li> <li style="box-sizing: border-box;">Works with the Civic Center business office to collect contract payments and close out completed contracts in a timely and efficient manner.</li> <li style="box-sizing: border-box;">Serves as City staff representative on various Special Events, Arts Program and performance related committees and commissions; works closely with other City of Rockville Recreation and Parks programs and summer camps.</li> <li style="box-sizing: border-box;">Promotes the Civic Center complex, Theatre/ Social Hall for productions, performances and private rentals; supports existing arts programs within the Fitzgerald Theatre; facilitates publicity for further outreach into the community; monitors other performance spaces for comparison of services and rates.</li> <li style="box-sizing: border-box;">Coordinates facility maintenance for the F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre/Social Hall and surrounding Civic Center grounds; makes inspections and has Parks personnel or contractors take appropriate action as necessary.</li> <li style="box-sizing: border-box;">Provides technical assistance and maintenance as needed to VisArts Rooftop.</li> <li style="box-sizing: border-box;">Develops and monitors risk management and safety program in Civic Center complex within City of Rockville regulations; works closely with the Human Resources Safety &amp; Risk Managers.</li> <li style="box-sizing: border-box;">Manages Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) projects associated with the theatre/social hall complex; monitors daily contractor progress; reviews safety and quality concerns; and relates status to those involved including the Civic Center Superintendent.</li> <li style="box-sizing: border-box;">Ability to work closely with the Civic Center Manager to identify budgetary needs for Theatre/Social Hall and Civic Center complex.</li> <li style="box-sizing: border-box;">Must be able to work evenings, weekends, and holidays; will be on call 24/7/365 as needed.</li> <li style="box-sizing: border-box;">Ability to work in a fast-paced and changing environment; must be able to reprioritize work and initiatives.</li> <li style="box-sizing: border-box;">Provides excellent customer service to our clients, vendors and City of Rockville employees.</li> <li style="box-sizing: border-box;">Manages all Civic Center day-to-day operations in the Civic Center Manager's absence.</li> <li style="box-sizing: border-box;">Performs other related duties as assigned.</li> </ul> <span style="font-family: proxima-nova, 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; color: #58595b;"><span style="font-size: 15px; line-height: 21.4285px;"><br /></span></span> </dd><dt style="box-sizing: border-box; line-height: 1.42857; font-weight: bold;">Qualifications</dt><dd style="box-sizing: border-box; line-height: 1.42857; margin-left: 0px;"> <p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px 0px 10px;">Any combination of training and experience substantially equivalent to graduation from an accredited university or college with major course work in theatre, facilities management, business, or related field.&nbsp; Five (5) to seven (7) years of experience in technical theatre management is required.<br style="box-sizing: border-box;" />&nbsp;</p> </dd><dt style="box-sizing: border-box; line-height: 1.42857; font-weight: bold;">Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities</dt><dd style="box-sizing: border-box; line-height: 1.42857; margin-left: 0px;"> <ul style="box-sizing: border-box; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 10px;"> <li style="box-sizing: border-box;">Knowledge of theatre safety and building operations.</li> <li style="box-sizing: border-box;">Knowledge of personnel/contractual, budget and purchasing procedures.</li> <li style="box-sizing: border-box;">Skill in the use of various equipment including fork and scissor lifts; computers for HVAC and lighting control; sound reinforcement and recording equipment, rigging, and tools necessary for electrical and carpentry projects.</li> <li style="box-sizing: border-box;">Ability to integrate user needs with City facilities and their rules and regulations.</li> <li style="box-sizing: border-box;">Ability to communicate clearly both in writing and verbally.</li> <li style="box-sizing: border-box;">Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with subordinates, user groups and the general public.</li> </ul> </dd></dl></div> </div> <div class="job-details-agency-info container" style="box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 15px; margin-right: auto; margin-left: auto; padding-left: 30px; padding-right: 15px; width: 783px; padding-bottom: 40px; color: #58595b; font-family: proxima-nova, 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 21.4286px;"> <div class="agency-name agency-info" style="box-sizing: border-box; float: left; width: 369px;"><dl style="box-sizing: border-box; margin-top: 15px; margin-bottom: 24px;"><dt style="box-sizing: border-box; line-height: 1.42857; font-weight: bold;">Agency</dt><dd style="box-sizing: border-box; line-height: 1.42857; margin-left: 0px;">City of Rockville</dd></dl></div> <div class="agency-address agency-info" style="box-sizing: border-box; float: left; width: 369px;"><dl style="box-sizing: border-box; margin-top: 15px; margin-bottom: 24px;"><dt style="box-sizing: border-box; line-height: 1.42857; font-weight: bold;">Address</dt><dd style="box-sizing: border-box; line-height: 1.42857; margin-left: 0px;"><address style="box-sizing: border-box; margin-bottom: 20px; font-style: normal; line-height: 1.42857;">111 Maryland Ave<br style="box-sizing: border-box;" />Rockville, Maryland, 20850.</address></dd></dl></div> <div class="agency-phone agency-info" style="box-sizing: border-box; float: left; width: 369px;"><dl style="box-sizing: border-box; margin-top: 15px; margin-bottom: 24px;"><dt style="box-sizing: border-box; line-height: 1.42857; font-weight: bold;">Phone</dt><dd style="box-sizing: border-box; line-height: 1.42857; margin-left: 0px;">(240) 314-8470&nbsp;<br style="box-sizing: border-box;" /></dd></dl></div> <div class="agency-website agency-info" style="box-sizing: border-box; float: left; width: 369px;"><dl style="box-sizing: border-box; margin-top: 15px; margin-bottom: 24px;"><dt style="box-sizing: border-box; line-height: 1.42857; font-weight: bold;">Website</dt><dd style="box-sizing: border-box; line-height: 1.42857; margin-left: 0px;"><a style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #2c5e7e; text-decoration: none; cursor: pointer; transition: color 0.15s; background: transparent;" href="" target="_blank"></a></dd></dl></div> </div>,_MD).htm 30 Sep 2015 17:20 +0000 Projections Coordinator <p>Projections Coordinator</p> <p>The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center</p> <p>University of Maryland, College Park</p> <p>Salary: High 40s to Low50s, commensurate with experience and salary history</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The Coordinator's primary responsibilty is the advanced planning and coordination of live presented, produced and rental events for The Clarice. This includes onsite supervision of lighting and projections work academic units, presented artists and rental clients. Teach the fundamentals of video projections and related concepts to incoming graduate students designers, student employees and professional hourly employees. Assist faculty in the creation of content and course work for the media&nbsp;design program. The Coordinator assists in the aquisition, registration, inventory, locale assignment, maintance and repair of all projection equipment assigned to Production and research the newest forms of projection technology.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Please visit <a href=""></a> for complete and detailed job description and qualifications.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>To apply: submit application online at Include cover letter, resume, salary history and the names and contact information of 3 professional references.</p> <p><strong>Best Consideration Date: October 14, 2015</strong></p> <p>University of Maryland is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities and Women are encouraged to apply.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> 25 Sep 2015 15:24 +0000 Marketing Manager <p>The primary objective of this position is to develop and manage global marketing strategies and processes for designated Chauvet brands, products and market segments. The marketing manager effectively formulates, directs, manages and implements marketing strategies for designated market segments.</p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;">&nbsp;</span><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Job Requirements</span> include the following essential duties and responsibilities:</p> <p>Develop at least one yearly marketing plan, in consultation with product development and sales departments, to meet marketing objectives. Formulate a budget to meet organizational objectives and submit it to the Vice President for approval. Manage the marketing budget. Stay abreast of changes in the industry to best serve the objectives of the organization and adjust plans accordingly. Conduct, assess and guide marketing efforts and programs to effectively position existing and future products, product lines and brands.</p> <p>Monitor, review and report on all marketing activity and results in designated market segments. Provide monthly analytical reports and action plans to the Vice President.</p> <p>Conduct and gather market research, competitive analyses, product positioning statements and solicit input from sales and product managers to formulate and implement the strategic planning and execution of marketing initiatives designed to build brand awareness within specified market segments and sales of designated products, sub-brands and related accessories. This includes training and sales presentation tools, customer engagement and education programs, all publicity, web sites, product reviews, social sites networking, digital marketing, trade shows, customer relations, public relations, blogs and forums and marketing collaterals.</p> <p>Build and maintain strong relationships with the media, key industry professionals and the global network of dealers, representatives and distributors of designated brands and market segments. Provide and present training materials and brand guidelines to ensure the alignment of communication tactics across channels of distribution.</p> <p>Plan and negotiate corporate partnerships, cross-marketing, and product placements at high profile events, performances, entertainment venues and clubs around the world.</p> <p>Build and maintain relations with key influencers in designated market segments. These may include top LJs, DJ&rsquo;s, LD&rsquo;s, producers, event, architects and any other high profile influencers in designated market segment (s). Obtain and negotiate product endorsements, product placements, advertising and appearances by industry pundits, designers, high profile DJs, LDs, Architects and production houses in designated market segments.</p> <p>Direct, approve, execute and oversee marketing materials, as needed, including box packaging and design, website content, adverts, silk screens, photography, videography and all other collateral materials needed to ensure successful branding or positioning of assigned product lines/brands. Oversee all marketing activities, including creative services, advertising, web and public relations relevant to the designated market segments.</p> <p>Work collaboratively with other marketing managers to ensure an overall consistency and cohesiveness of our corporate brand and maximize the efficient use of marketing resources.</p> <p>Conceptualize, execute and attend trade shows and promotional events as needed.</p> <p>Accomplish human resource objectives by contributing to staff selection, orientation, training, scheduling, coaching, counseling, and disciplinary actions; communicating job expectations; monitoring, appraising, and reviewing job contributions; enforcing policies and procedures.</p> <p>Help develop and mentor a productive and capable marketing staff. Provide timely development and performance feedback on direct reports and other marketing staff as required.</p> <p>Other duties including management of direct reports, as assigned.</p> <p>Please apply online at: &nbsp; Chauvet is a drug free workplace and all U.S. candidates must submit to a pre-employment drug screen upon acceptance of an offer of employment. &nbsp;EOE.&nbsp;</p> 15 Sep 2015 13:53 +0000 Entertainment Lighting Product Specialist <p><strong>Job Heading:</strong><br /> &nbsp;Entertainment Lighting Product Specialist Needed</p> <p><strong>Salary:</strong><br /> &nbsp;Compensation commensurate with experience</p> <p><strong>Location:</strong> <br /> Metro NJ, NY, New England</p> <p><strong>Job Description:</strong><br /> We are seeking a motivated, reliable, and knowledgeable professional in the entertainment lighting industry to promote and demonstrate products to specific customers &ndash; including production houses, installers, designers, theaters, television studios, retailers. Some products include moving head fixtures, LED solutions, video panel systems, lasers, consoles, software control.</p> <p>Some duties may include, but not limited to:</p> <ul> <li>Visiting established &nbsp;and new customers &nbsp;in Metro NJ, NY, New England</li> <li>Product Training</li> <li>Product Demonstrations</li> <li>Product Quotes</li> <li>Site Visits</li> <li>Trade Shows (both locally and out of area)</li> <li>Completing Weekly Itineraries and Online Reports</li> </ul> <p><strong>Job Requirements:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Candidate should have an intermediate knowledge of the lighting industry including terminology, DMX Protocol, design concepts, and programming</li> <li>Valid driver&rsquo;s license and reliable vehicle, preferably an SUV to transport product samples</li> <li>Cell phone and computer with internet access, laptop preferred</li> <li>Weekday daily travel throughout the territory with some rare overnight travel and weekend events</li> </ul> <p><strong>Apply:</strong><br /> If you are interested, send a copy of your resume with any other information or experience that you feel is pertinent. Make sure it includes your contact information with both email and phone.&nbsp;</p> 12 Sep 2015 11:54 +0000 Production Technician (Carpentry Specialist) <p><strong>QUALIFICATIONS:</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;A bachelor&rsquo;s degree preferred, preferably in theater; minimum of three years of theatrical experience, at a music school, orchestra, other performing arts organization, or with a touring company; experience with design and building of sets (wood and metal fabrication); mechanical staging; rigging (CM chain motor operation &amp; repair). Helpful but not required, knowledge of latest-technology audio equipment, theatrical lighting equipment, and video systems (Power Point, Keynote, &amp; basic projection set up). An essential part of the position is the ability to interact effectively as a team player with variety of personalities; able to work and oversee the Local IATSE and Freelance technicians; good written and oral communication skills; attention to detail and to the highest standards of stage and concert presentation; ability to manage numerous tasks simultaneously in a demanding, multi-activity work environment; working familiarity with classical orchestral and chamber music set up; a valid drivers&rsquo; license; ability to drive a manually operated truck with a lift gate; proficiency in word processing, spreadsheet.</p> <p>&nbsp;<strong>PHYSICAL DEMANDS:</strong></p> <p>The physical demands are representative of the physical requirements necessary to successfully perform the essential functions of the Production Technician. &nbsp;Reasonable accommodation can be made to enable people with disabilities to perform the described essential functions of the Production Technician.&nbsp; The Production Technician is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. &nbsp;The employee is constantly required to exert various types of physical exertion, such as prolonged reaching, bending, kneeling, and lifting. &nbsp;Vision abilities required by this job include close vision.</p> <p><strong>WORKING CONDITIONS:</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;While performing the responsibilities of the Production Technician, these work environment characteristics are representative of the environment the Production Technician will encounter. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable people with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the Production Technician. &nbsp;The Production Technician works in indoor and outdoor work settings with mild to adverse exposure to environmental hazards and must be able to climb stairs and ladders and walk long distances to access all areas of the facility. The noise level in the work environment is usually mild to loud. The employee in this position works in varying settings and will be subject to noise and atmospheric conditions such as fumes, odor, dust, etc.</p> <p><strong>RESPONSIBILITIES:</strong></p> <ul> <li>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;Works closely with the Assistant Vice President, Program Operations, Technical Director and other production personnel in setting up stage, lobby, rehearsal rooms and other spaces for all activities held at the New World Center, elsewhere in the Miami area, and on domestic and international tours.&nbsp;</li> <li>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;In consultation with the Technical Director, participates in the stage logistics required of all rental-related activities held at the New World Center.</li> <li>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;Loads equipment and cases; drives truck(s) when appropriate for all events at the new campus building, New World Center and while transporting equipment locally and on tour.</li> <li>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;Participates in setting the stage according to the conductor&rsquo;s specifications and to provide the best possible working environment for the musicians.&nbsp; Participates in stage changes during rehearsals and concerts.</li> <li>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;As directed by the Technical Director, works flexible hours that include normal business hours, evenings, weekends and holidays.</li> <li>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;As directed by the Technical Director, serves as house carpenter for selected NWS productions.</li> <li>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;Participates in weekly departmental and other production meetings.</li> <li>&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Performs all other duties as assigned.</li> </ul> 11 Sep 2015 12:21 +0000