The Yard, Inc.
Chilmark, MA

Expires: 06/01/19

Job Dates

05/15/19 - 09/09/19


750 per week

The Assistant Production Manager + Technical Director will work with the Production Manager to plan and execute all aspects of a multi-artist summer dance festival, including lighting, sound and projection operation as well as sound design and engineering. Experienced applicants who enjoy working in a fast paced, collaborative environment are encouraged to apply.


Work with the Production Manager to plan and execute all aspects of a multi-artist summer dance festival.

Provide Sound Design and Engineering for all residency artists.

Assist and run load-in, setup, show run, and load-out for each Visiting Artist including sound and lighting hang and focus, rigging, wardrobe maintenance, and general theater operations alongside the PM and technical production interns.

Operating lighting, sound, projection and performing any other necessary show run duties for with assistance from summer interns and staff as directed by the PM.

Guaranteeing a safe and professional working atmosphere in the theatre, studio, and in general around The Yard Inc.'s physical campus.

Maintaining The Yards stock of lighting, audio, projection equipment, soft goods, audience seating, staging materials, and other miscellaneous theatrical and production necessities.

Research and bid-out technical equipment rental options for Visiting Artists as directed by the PM. Maintain relationships with vendors and local retail establishments.

Generate shopping lists and acquire goods as needed for performances as directed by the PM.

Contributing to the general repair of The Yards physical campus as directed by ED (with consultation and partnership with the Property Manager), performing maintenance and up-keep tasks as directed by the ED and/or Property Manager.

Assist with Front of House, Box Office, and Merchandise sale duties as needed by The Yard Inc. staff. Supervise summer interns working in each of the aforementioned roles.

Mentor summer interns, especially the Production Interns, on proper theater operating procedures, new skill refinement, and daily physical and administrative operations of a performing arts and residency center.

Assist summer interns and other Yard Inc. staff with pre and post-performance setup and breakdown.


Bachelors or Secondary Degree in Dance or Theatrical Design/Production; and/or 3+ years of experience in the field

Heavy experience in Sound Design and Engineering

Experience in Lighting Design

Experience in Stage Management/Theater Operations

Ability to maintain irregular and extended work hours

Experience with common theatrical software, including EOS family lighting consoles, Apple OS, Qlab, Vectorworks, Lightwright, Microsoft Office + Google Suite

Effective manager and leader

A self-starter, successful working in a fast-paced arts center with multiple programs

Enjoys a collaborative, creative work environment

Highly organized, able to work with multiple assignments independently and handle deadlines

Interacts cooperatively and effectively with all artists, staff, vendors, and patrons

Able to lift, push or pull objects up to 100 pounds using appropriate tools.

To Apply: Please send letter of interest, resume, and three professional references.


Harrison Burke

Production Manager + Resident Lighting Designer



(319) 541-9889

Business Address

1 The Yard

off Middle Road

Chilmark, MA 02535

Posted: 03/14/2019 15:26:17 EST

Last Updated: 03/14/2019 19:00 EST

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