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Guthrie Theatre

Production Fellow

Location: Minnesota - Twin Cities
Type: Paid Internship
Category: Theatrical performance and direction

City: Minneapolis, MN
Salary: $13.00/hr

Job description

Production Fellow
Reports to: Manager of Training Programs

The Guthrie Theater engages exceptional theater artists in the exploration of both classic and contemporary plays connecting the community we serve to one another and to the world. Through its extraordinary artists, staff and facility, the Guthrie is committed to the people of Minnesota, and from its place, rooted deeply in the Twin Cities, influences the field as a leading 21st century arts organization.

Every year more than 500 people, both on stage and off, help ensure our success in creating and supporting the highest level of theater. As an organization, we are committed our values of Artistic Excellence, Community, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, and Fiscal Responsibility.

Guthrie Fellows will be exposed to the planning, design and implementation of mainstage productions in the Dowling Studio, McGuire Proscenium and Wurtele Thrust. With a commitment to learning, fellows will spend time in multiple areas of focus to gain an intricate understanding of collaboration and communication across departments.

The 2019 Production Fellow will be responsible for coordinating production design and operations for the Guthrie/U of MN BFA Senior Showcase in Minneapolis and New York City on a part-time basis from February 18 through May 3, 2019. The Production Fellow will serve as production liaison, contributing to the overall success of the Guthrie/U of MN BFA Senior Showcase. Compensation for this position is non-exempt and ranges from $13.00 per hour, with a maximum of 25 hours per week during the fellowship and rehearsal period and a maximum of 40 hours during the technical rehearsal and performance period.

Job Highlights
• Assist the Professional Training Department with development and production of the BFA Senior Showcase in Minneapolis and New York City.
• Attend and observe meetings with Production leadership and Guthrie Staff. Be responsive to opportunities for engagement in each department and responsible for follow through on projects as assigned.
• Work together with Management and Artistic Fellows to develop a production schedule, track progress and maintain clear lines of communication for effective collaboration.
• Attend meetings with U of MN Production Staff and Guthrie Staff.
• Manage and maintain communication with production designers and technical staff, coordinating schedules within union regulations and established budgets.
• Assist with preparing a build, load-in, and strike schedule based on available labor and production calendar.
• Commitment to developing a working knowledge of the work rules for the five represented unions: AEA, SDC, USA, IATSE, AFM.
• Assist in the management of outside space rentals agreements with host theaters in New York City.
• Coordinate production aspects of the BFA Senior Showcase from planning through performances.
• Attend post process debriefs with showcase director, showcase production team as well as debriefs with production leadership at the Guthrie Theater.
• Assist with BFA Showcase arts administration duties as assigned.
• Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications or requirements

• Minimum of 4 years’ experience in a professional or community theater or academic program.
• Substantial knowledge of theater arts design and technology, technical production or production management.
• Knowledge of the artistic and technical processes that are necessary in the creation of high quality, professional theater productions.
• Exceptional management and communication skills.
• Computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word).
• Ability to create and manage budgets.
• Ability to exercise professional discretion and confidentiality.
• Creative problem solving ability.
• Strong flexibility and ability to easily adapt to change.
• Strong commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion.
• Experience, ability and commitment to working with diverse groups in terms of gender expression, race, sexual orientation, religion, ability, age, class and immigrant status.
• Ability to work with a variety of personalities, approaches and processes and the ability to adapt accordingly.
• Ability to work evenings and weekends.

How to apply