Academic Intern/Production Assistant in Theatre Arts

Date: April 3, 2015

Title: Academic Intern/Production Assistant in Theatre Arts

Dates of Employment: September 2015 through May 2015 (academic year), 35 hours per week.

Description: The Production Assistant in Theatre Arts will have responsibilities in theatre management, publicity, box office operations and house management. Duties will include booking rehearsal spaces and scheduling time in our two theatres; overseeing and maintaining the posted production schedule; organizing publicity and play programs for Play Production class, Senior Projects and faculty directed productions; helping to recruit and organize crews for shows and work calls; managing phone and e-mail communications; securing performance rights; placing phone orders for supplies; tracking show budgets and processing purchase orders, reimbursements, and petty cash disbursements; working with student theatre clubs; coordinating staff and production meetings, taking and distributing minutes; maintaining department files, archives, bulletin boards, office materials and the theatre website; responding to phone inquiries from prospective students, current students, Hartwick staff and the public about theatre arts classes, productions and related community activities.

Hourly rate plus on-campus board (taxable benefit), and eligibility to take one course per fall and spring term on a space available basis. This position, which reports directly to the Director of Theatre Arts, is designed to provide interns experience as beginning professionals.

Qualifications: The candidate must be a recent graduate of Hartwick College and possess knowledge of Hartwick theatre operations. Excellent communication and organizational skills are required. S/he must be able to stay on task without constant supervision, work with strict deadlines, and be able to remain calm, productive and positive during busy times. Finally, the candidate should be available to listen to and work closely with students and faculty to anticipate and help fulfill their production needs.

An independent, residential liberal arts college enrolling approximately 1,500 full-time undergraduates, Hartwick embraces the teacher-scholar model, with teaching excellence as the first priority. Located in the scenic Susquehanna River valley in Oneonta, NY, near the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains, the College features a Liberal Arts in Practice general education curriculum and aspires to "be the best at melding liberal arts education with experiential learning."

Hartwick College is committed to provide a safe and secure educational environment. As such, employment at Hartwick College is contingent upon a successful background check on every new employee. Candidates to whom an offer of employment is made will be required to sign a Release of Information Form authorizing the College to conduct a thorough background check.

Hartwick offers health benefits to domestic partners of employees, and prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation/preference and gender identity/expression. Hartwick is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and members of underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.

Interested applicants should send a resume, cover letter and contact information for three professional references in one document (pdf or MS Word preferred) to Kimberley Lindsley, Human Resources Coordinator, at jobs@hartwick.edu. Applications may also be mailed to the Office of Human Resources, Hartwick College, P. O. Box 4020, Oneonta, NY 13820 or faxed to 607-431-4329.