Arts Council of Winston-Salem & Forsyth County - Production Associate
Job Title: Production Associate
Reports to: Director of Theatre and Facility Operations / Production Coordinator
Classification: Part time (includes nights & weekends), hourly, non-exempt
Pay Rate: $17/hr
About Arts Council:
Arts Council of Winston-Salem & Forsyth County is the chief advocate of the arts and cultural sector in Winston-Salem and Forsyth County. Our goal is to serve as a leader in lifting up, creating awareness, and providing support to grow and sustain artistic, cultural and creative offerings throughout our region.
We acknowledge that it takes every voice, every talent, and every story to make our community a great place to live, work, and play. Arts Council is committed to serving as a facilitator, organizer, and promoter of conversations that are authentic, inclusive, and forward-thinking.
Arts Council Production Associates provide technical support and oversight for rental organizations and resident companies utilizing Arts Council performance venues for performances and live events, and work as part of the Production team to ensure the safe and proper use of Arts Council venues and equipment.
Monitor rental organizations and resident companies working in Arts Council venues, ensuring work is being done safely and in accordance with Arts Council rules.
Oversee production needs for live performances, screenings, concerts, receptions, private parties, rehearsals, meetings, conferences, or other live events, by:
Opening and closing facilities for rental groups and resident companies
Supervising load-ins and load-outs, performing safety checks and ensuring rental organizations have removed all event-related materials at load-out
Providing basic sound and lighting support
Holding rental organizations accountable for timely use of the space, enforcing arrival and departure times according to their rental agreements
Ensuring safe and proper set-up and usage of Arts Council equipment
Supervising production labor crews hired by Arts Council
Assisting with emergency evacuation and response
Assist Production Coordinator with tracking inventory of technical and production resources
Assist Production Coordinator with venue and inventory maintenance, updates, installations, and change-overs.
Perform work in a manner that is consistent with Arts Council’s mission, vision, and values, including advancing the organization’s commitment to equity, diversity, accessibility, and inclusion
Other duties as assigned by Production Coordinator or Director of Theatre & Facility Operations
Two or more years of experience working with theatrical lighting, audio, and video equipment
Knowledge of and ability to enforce safe working practices
Strong supervisory, problem-solving, and communication skills
Proven ability to work as part of a diverse team of individuals
Flexible availability for work hours, including nights and weekends
Working experience with scaffolding, powered lift equipment, power tools, rigging systems, and various other technical equipment used in stage operations preferred
Essential functions: The ability to move equipment weighing up to 50 pounds, ascend and work atop ladders and lifts, perceive and adjust lighting and sound settings, learn technical material, operate and inspect technical equipment, communicate effectively via computer, writing, and in-person
Accommodations for applicants with disabilities are available by request.
Arts Council is pleased to provide accommodations, and no applicant will be penalized because of such a request.
Please email a cover letter and résumé with references to:
Director of Theatre and Facility Operations
Arts Council of Winston-Salem & Forsyth County
251 N. Spruce St, Winston-Salem, NC 27101