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Production Manager for the Performing Arts

MASS MoCA seeks a Production Manager for the Performing Arts. The Production Manager reports to the Director of Performing Arts and is involved in all aspects of MASS MoCA performing arts programming, including budgeting and budget management, advance work, day-to-day management of five full-time theater technicians, hiring staff, consultants, and vendors, load ins/outs, and overseeing shows so that they come off on time, on budget, and at the expected level of production quality.

MASS MoCA has a robust performing arts program, ranging from film/video presentations and dance and artist residencies during which we make new work, to music series with performances ranging from 50 to 8,000 patrons. Performance spaces center on two black box theaters and three outdoor courtyards, and often include site-specific show locations across the galleries and campus. Scale, drama, high production values, and excellent treatment of our audiences are important at MASS MoCA.

Key skills include the ability to communicate with artists about their needs, management of budgets and schedules, a strong ability to plan and produce, and the leadership of the full-time team which includes a Production Coordinator, Sound Engineer, AV Technician, Master Electrician, Stage Carpenter, interns, and overhire crew.  During festivals — which can involve up to 5 stages and 50 bands over a production-intense 3 days — the Production Manager will work closely with MASS MoCA staff and with outside promoters, vendors, and technical staff.

The Production Manager organizes productions from inception through load-in and then hands the production off to the Production Coordinator and technical team while overseeing the show through load out and final show close, including production notes.

Requirements include 4 years of production management experience, excellent written and verbal communications skill, and the ability to write clearly and concisely, and drafting (for laying out stages and venues). Knowledge of production design including portable staging systems, seating/capacity code, truss, chain motors, rigging, and scenic work is a bonus.

To apply, email a resume and cover letter to PerformingArts@massmoca.org.

No phone calls, please. MASS MoCA is an equal opportunity employer and seeks diversity in its workforce.


Gallery Teacher (part-time, as-needed; availability during regular school hours)

Gallery Teachers lead interactive, conversational tours of the MASS MoCA galleries, including Kidspace. Gallery Teachers participate in an intensive initial training in September, followed by periodic training sessions around new content.

Working closely with the K-12 Education Manager, Gallery Teachers facilitate gallery experiences for PreK-12 school groups, with occasional college or adult audience tours as well. School group visits for partner schools follow themes and involve mindfulness and hands-on art-making workshops, which are predetermined by the MASS MoCA Education team. Gallery Teachers may also be asked to lead non-thematic school tours on occasion, in which case he/she may develop their own route or work with museum educators to prepare.

As critical members of the education team, Gallery Teachers participate in ongoing professional development through shared reflections, summer “boot camp”/tour development workshops, and an optional peer-run book club.

Qualifications:

  • Experience working with a wide range of age ranges in an educational setting;

  • Familiarity with teaching with and thinking through the visual arts;

  • Public speaking experience;

  • An ability to learn quickly and work in a fast-paced environment;

  • A flexible weekday schedule; and

  • An enthusiastic, independent, and flexible work ethic.

Gallery Teachers are required to lead a minimum of 3 tours per month beginning October 2017, but may lead as many as 2-3 per week depending on seasonal fluctuations. MASS MoCA expects a minimum one-school-year commitment from Gallery Teachers, from September through June, with a possibility of renewal and occasional summer work.

To apply, email a resume and cover letter to kidspace@massmoca.org.

No phone calls please. MASS MoCA is an equal opportunity employer and seeks diversity in its workforce.


Retail Store Sales Associate (Part-Time)

MASS MoCA’s retail store is seeking a part-time Sales Associate for summer and fall employment. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Cheerfully interacting with customers.
  • Cleaning, restocking, and maintaining attractive merchandise displays.
  • Taking initiative to learn about the history of MASS MoCA and the current exhibitions to answer customer questions.
  • Opening/closing stores and operating cash registers.
  • Help customer make selections by building customer confidence; offering suggestions, opinions, and providing product information
  • Process payments using POS system; processing credit cards, cash, and gift cards.
  • Handling/counting cash accurately.
  • Keep patrons informed by notifying them of preferred customer sales and future merchandise of potential interest.

We are looking to fill a position for a part-time Sales Associate at MASS MoCA and MASS MoCA By Design. This position offers approximately 15-20 hours per week and requires a flexible schedule including availability specifically Friday through Sunday, Saturday evenings, occasional holidays, and festivals. It also requires a friendly, polite disposition in addition to self-motivation and initiative. Customer service experience is preferred.

To apply, obtain and complete an application from MASS MoCA’s Box Office at 87 Marshall Street, North Adams.

No phone calls please. MASS MoCA is an equal opportunity employer and seeks diversity in its workforce.


Maintenance Staff

MASS MoCA is seeking applicants for a Maintenance Staff position at the museum.
Maintenance staff responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Assisting in preparation for special museum functions by setting up facilities such as tents, stages, concessions, barbecue pits, or special equipment
  • Assisting in repair and construction of cabinets, counters, shelving, and furniture
  • Wall construction including framing, drywall, taping, finishing, and painting
  • Unclogging drains and repairing faucets, sinks, and toilets
  • All aspects of lawn and grounds care
  • All aspects of snow and ice removal including shoveling, sanding, and operating snowblowers and snowplows
  • Performing preventive maintenance, such as lubricating and greasing motors, pumps, and bearings; adjusting and replacing belts; and tightening and lubricating chains
  • Installing, maintaining, inspecting, and repairing equipment, refrigeration, and heating units; calibrating equipment to manufacturers’ specifications
  • Soldering and/or welding various materials

Ideal applicants must have knowledge of the types and uses of equipment and materials used in the performance of maintenance work, including skills in using power tools and maintenance machinery. Applicants must be able to follow verbal and written instructions, and be able to read and interpret documents such as plans, blueprints, specifications, and drawings. Applicants must be able to establish and maintain harmonious working relationships with supervisors, co-workers, staff members, and others at the museum.

Maintenance staff must be able to work indoors and outdoors and may be exposed to adverse weather conditions; must be able to lift and carry 50 pounds or greater; are required to climb ladders and scaffolds; must be OSHA 10-hour trained or have equivalent demonstrable safety knowledge; and may need to work varied shifts or irregular hours. Ability to work on weekends/holidays is a must. Maintenance staff may be required to operate motor vehicles based on the assignment.

To apply, obtain and complete an application from MASS MoCA’s Box Office at 87 Marshall Street, North Adams. You can also email a résumé and cover letter to seasonal_opportunities@massmoca.org.

No phone calls, please. MASS MoCA is an equal opportunity employer and seeks diversity in its workforce.


Security Staff

Enjoy people? Enjoy art? MASS MoCA is hiring temporary seasonal security staff for the spring & summer seasons.

The right candidates will enjoy working in a museum environment and have the ability to communicate clearly and cordially with our guests. A flexible schedule including weekend and holiday work, walking and standing for extended periods of time, and just a touch of patience will be required.

To apply, obtain and complete an application from MASS MoCA’s Box Office at 87 Marshall Street, North Adams. You can also email a résumé and cover letter to seasonal_opportunities@massmoca.org.

No phone calls, please. MASS MoCA is an equal opportunity employer and seeks diversity in its workforce. Retirees are encouraged to apply.


Custodial Staff

MASS MoCA is seeking the services of a full-time Custodian. Custodial responsibilities will include:

  • Performing all routine cleaning tasks including sweeping, mopping, vacuuming, cleaning restrooms, washing windows and walls, restocking supplies, and other duties assigned using prescribed procedures
  • Trash removal, recycling, and sanitation of waste receptacles
  • Cleaning and supporting special events on the MASS MoCA campus
  • Reporting observed damages or defects in assigned areas
  • Assisting with snow removal and sanding
  • Implementing technical and safety procedures as instructed by his/her supervisor
  • Assuming additional responsibilities as required

Ideal candidates must be able to lift 50 pounds or more on a regular basis. Candidates must demonstrate ample knowledge of cleaning safety procedures and certifications, methods, materials, equipment, and an ability to operate mechanical cleaning equipment. Candidates must be able to function well in a team/community environment, displaying common courtesy and politeness; custodial work involves frequent interaction with patrons, co-workers, and administrators. Candidates must be flexible and willing to work alone as well as in teams, and may be required to work various shifts if needed; ability to work on weekends and holidays is a must.

To apply, please obtain and complete an application from MASS MoCA’s Box Office at 87 Marshall Street, North Adams. You can also email a résumé and cover letter to seasonal_opportunities@massmoca.org.

No phone calls, please. MASS MoCA is an equal opportunity employer and seeks diversity in its workforce. Retirees are encouraged to apply.

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