Employment & Internship Opportunities

DIRECTOR OF PRODUCTION OPERATIONS

We are looking for a full-time Director of Production Operations to oversee and manage stage production operations for all events at the Flynn Center, as well as off-site events produced by the Flynn, and ensure the readiness and smooth operation of the venue during all events.

ABOUT THE FLYNN

The Flynn Center for the Performing Arts is Northern New England’s premiere performing arts center. The Flynn offers a wide range of cultural and educational experiences and nurtures the creative development of performing artists. Our facilities include a 1,411-seat proscenium auditorium (Flynn MainStage), a 180-seat black box cabaret space (FlynnSpace), two education studios, a gallery with rotating exhibits of regional artists, and adjoining lobbies.

The Flynn hosts over 200 performances yearly. Regularly scheduled performances include the Flynn season, which features world-class music, Broadway, theater, dance, and family performances on our MainStage, with additional touring shows added throughout the year and weekday matinees presented through our Student Matinee Series, in addition to the Burlington Discover Jazz Festival. The Flynn also provides a performance venue for the Vermont Symphony Orchestra, the Vermont Youth Orchestra, Lyric Theatre, and Vermont Stage, and other local arts organizations.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

  • Plan, implement, administer, coordinate, monitor, and evaluate all assigned MainStage and off-site production functions and activities
  • Oversee technical operations, including lighting, sound, set design and assembly, and any other special production requirements for all MainStage and off-site events; assist as needed with production stage management and/or technical direction
  • Confer regularly with the Programming Director, Education Director, other programming staff, and other Flynn personnel and departments to plan, coordinate, and evaluate programs, facilities, systems, and activities
  • Plan and implement production department staffing needs and schedules
  • In conjunction with the Facilities Director, ensure safety compliance of Flynn Center campus; assume overall responsibility of ensuring safety compliance of production staff at all times
  • Develop and administer stage maintenance and departmental operating budgets for MainStage and off-site productions; participate in planning of short and long-range capital projects involving stage and facility improvements
  • Evaluate rental requests and programming proposals to provide budget estimates and bring forward any feasibility issues; make recommendations to address feasibility issues
  • Approve Flynn-provided stage design and layout services for small users on the MainStage
  • Oversee negotiation of labor and equipment needs for Flynn productions with artists and production companies
  • Negotiate with product vendors for purchase or rental of production and stage equipment
  • Serve as principal liaison to production personnel of all users of the MainStage and off-site productions; together with the appropriate Flynn technical and management staff, advance all technical aspects of events via phone or e-mail communication in addition to hosting site visits as necessary; support FlynnSpace Managers with these parallel tasks
  • Oversee MainStage and off-site show activity, including but not limited to executing and supporting non-union production staff as they make contact and welcome outside production personnel, monitor labor check-in, supervise labor, keep accurate hours for payroll processing, initiate appropriate breaks, monitor stage parking lot, coordinate needs to host busses, assign parking lot guards, resolve parking issues, and securely open and close the facility
  • Review and approve bi-weekly payroll for full- and part-time union employees, as well as direct reports among production department staff
  • Be highly familiar with, adhere to, and accurately execute all related aspects of the Collective Bargaining Agreement between IATSE local union 919 and the Flynn Center; provide the Flynn with insights, recommendations, and requested information during renewal negotiation process
  • Ensure there is no displacement for visiting artists' production teams and Flynn crew
  • Serve as liaison with union representatives regarding labor contract issues
  • As needed and as appropriate, resolve conflicts for regular full- and part-time union employees; support the conflict resolution process as required
  • Work with Facilities Director to coordinate and implement necessary facility maintenance; assign staff appropriately to ensure the campus is secure Collaborate with box office and administrative staff in preparing night-of-show financial settlements, reconciliations, and show billings
  • Maintain inventory of all stage and production equipment; oversee and maintain appropriate inventory, supplies, and equipment through an inventory control system
  • Stay abreast of new developments in the field; recommend and implement new policies and procedures; attend appropriate professional meetings
  • Plan, implement, and administer appropriate departmental reporting and recordkeeping systems; prepare a variety of administrative reports; maintain proper records of events and maintenance
  • Serve on various committees as needed, such as the Buildings & Grounds Committee
  • Attend interdepartmental meetings as required
  • Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor's degree plus 6 to 8 years of relevant professional, technical, and supervisory experience in live performance productions, or a combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and skills are acquired
  • Broad base of knowledge and skills related to technical theater production, including lighting, sound, counter-weight fly systems, chain hoists, and stage carpentry
  • Strong production management skills and experience
  • Strong personnel and labor relations skills
  • Ability to maintain situational awareness, flexibility, and the leadership capabilities required to quickly understand and adapt to changing conditions
  • Ability to act diplomatically
  • Knowledge of computer design and control software, such as lighting programming and sound control systems
  • Highly organized with a keen attention to detail
  • Strong planning, administrative, organizational, and budgeting skills
  • Flexibility and fluidity around task prioritization
  • Ability to deal effectively with a broad range of individuals and groups within and outside the organization
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Calm composure under pressure and when pulled in many different directions
  • Comfortable with new and evolving technologies; familiarity with Microsoft Office applications, database, and calendar systems
  • Ability to maintain a flexible schedule, with openness to occasionally being "on call" in emergency situations

TO APPLY: 

A complete application package will include:

  • A detailed cover letter
  • Current resume

Send your application by March 24, 2017 to:
Flynn Center for the Performing Arts
Attn: Human Resources Department
153 Main Street, Burlington, Vermont 05401, or
Email to: hresources@flynncenter.org

No phone calls, please.  EOE

BURLINGTON DISCOVER JAZZ FESTIVAL MARKETING AND DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

The Flynn Center is searching for a full-time Marketing and Development Manager to assist the Managing Director in marketing, development, logistical, and administrative aspects of the festival, and to support the Flynn’s fundraising event logistics and membership programs in a similar fashion.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

Development

  • Assist the Managing Director with renewal and solicitation of sponsors
  • Assist the Managing Director with sponsor fulfillment
  • Manage festival banners and signage
  • Grant writing and general fundraising (including promotions, special projects and benefit events)
  • Manage the festival membership program and individual donations using the Tessitura database including memberships, sponsorships, benefit events, matching gifts, grants and in-kind donations

Marketing

  • Assist in the development of the overall festival marketing plan and marketing budget along with the Managing Director and the Flynn Marketing Director
  • Coordinate and assist in the development of the Festival’s marketing campaign design with Flynn Marketing Director, Festival Designer and the Managing Director
  • Manage brochure design, deadlines, printing and distribution
  • Manage program guide design, deadlines, layout, printing, and distribution
  • Manage the creation and submission of all festival print, radio, television, and digital ads
  • Create, compile, and edit content for all marketing collateral
  • Manage grassroots and social media marketing efforts
  • Create content for and manage development and production of the website and mobile app

Logistics and Administration

  • Execute the festival public relations needs, including stage announcements
  • Assist the Managing Director with other logistical needs of the festival
  • Other related tasks, as required

 QUALIFICATIONS

  • Degree in marketing plus 3-5 years of experience in advertising, fundraising, and event planning, or a combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and skills are acquired
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment
  • Ability to work independently and make sound decisions
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Flexible schedule with ability to work long hours during crucial times
  • Ability to juggle multiple tasks and work well under pressure
  • Database skills and experience or an ability and willingness to learn software
  • Passionate about jazz
  • Comfortable with new and evolving technologies; familiarity with Microsoft Office applications, database and calendar systems, as well as social media and content management systems
  • Ability to represent the Flynn/BDJF and deal effectively with a wide range of individuals and organizations inside and outside of the Flynn, requiring good public relations, marketing, public speaking, coordinating/liaison, and negotiating skills
  • Ability to perform light physical labor, ability to lift up to 30 lbs.
  • Valid driver’s license and use of reliable vehicle

TO APPLY: 

A complete application package will include:

  • A detailed cover letter
  • Current resume

Send your application by March 15, 2017 to:
Flynn Center for the Performing Arts
Attn: Human Resources Department
153 Main Street, Burlington, Vermont 05401, or
Email to: hresources@flynncenter.org

No phone calls, please.  EOE

 

CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE (PART-TIME)

The FlynnTix Regional Box Office is searching for a part-time Box Office Customer Service Representative. This is a great opportunity to become a part of the exciting world of performing arts at the Flynn Center!                                   

The primary tasks for this position include providing excellent customer service while selling tickets and providing information about all the events that are on sale at the Box Office, including sales in person, by phone, and at off-site locations.

 DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

  • Be informed of all current Flynn events and other regional events sold at the Flynn Regional Box Office. Be familiar with pricing and ticket sales policies and procedures.
  • Provide a wide range of information about events sold at the Flynn Regional Box Office, including descriptions of events, performance times, available seating, ticket pricing, pickup, refund and exchange policies and procedures, and other information as needed.
  • Accurately process ticket sales over the phone, at the box office window, and at off-site locations. Request and enter all necessary customer data into the box office ticketing system.
  • Accurately prepare ticket orders for Will Call and US/Canadian Mail delivery. Include applicable parking and other informational inserts. Meter postage and drop mail in the post box in a timely manner.
  • Perform various basic customer service functions. Receive, investigate and respond to customer questions or complaints in person, by phone and by mail, referring unusual problems or situations to a Box Office Supervisor as appropriate.
  • Assist Box Office Supervisors with general clerical work in the box office.
  • Assist with special projects on an as-needed basis.

 QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High school plus one year of relevant office, sales and/or customer service experience, or a combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and skills have been acquired.
  • Ability to enter data correctly; experience with general clerical skills.
  • Ability to provide excellent customer service—interact in a courteous and efficient manner with customers.
  • Familiarity with performing arts box office operations helpful.

TO APPLY:

A cover letter indicating the days and times you would be available to work on an ongoing, weekly basis, as well as the number of hours per week you are looking for should be submitted along with your resume.

Send cover letter & resume by March 10 to:
Flynn Center for the Performing Arts
Attn: Human Resources Department
153 Main Street, Burlington, VT 05401
Email to: hresources@flynncenter.org
No phone calls, please. EOE

TEACHING ARTISTS

The Flynn Center is always interested in learning about the skills and interests of local Teaching Artists in Dance, Theater, and Music. On an annual basis we employ approximately 70 highly skilled and empathic Teaching Artists, and accept resumes on a rolling basis for current and future openings on our teaching faculty. We offer performing arts classes at the Flynn Center for community members (all ages), and we also lead arts-integration workshops in schools through our School Programs.

CURRENT OPENINGS:

FlynnArts Classes

  • Fall 2016: We are actively seeking Theater Teaching Artists with availability for Summer 2017 camps, experienced with any of the following age groups: 4-5, 6-8. 8-10, 11-15. 
  • Fall 2016: We are also seeking vocal coaches/music directors who can self-accompany on the piano, experienced with youth musical theater, for ongoing subbing and future openings.
  • Rolling: We accept resumes for teachers of any performing arts genre and any age group, for review when positions open up.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

FlynnArts Classes
• Planning and leading classes
• Collaborating with other instructors and administrators
• Evaluating and refining courses

QUALIFICATIONS:

• Several years of relevant teaching experience
• Familiarity with youth and child development and classroom management
• Strong communication skills
• Team player who is responsive to deadlines

New openings arise regularly, and we go through submitted resumes before posting positions. It is to the benefit of an interested teaching artist to submit a resume and example descriptions of genres/courses taught at any time so we have your information on file.

TO APPLY:

Send cover letter & resumé to:
Flynn Center for the Performing Arts
Education Department
153 Main Street, Burlington, Vermont 05401, or
Email to: education@flynncenter.org
No phone calls, please. EOE

TEACHING ASSISTANT VOLUNTEERS

The Flynn Center seeks Teaching Assistant Volunteers for our classes and summer camps. We're looking for bright, kind, efficient, and attentive individuals for current and future openings as summer camp or after school class assistants. This is a great way to obtain college credit or high school volunteer credit hours.

CURRENT OPENINGS:

• Classes
• Summer Camps 

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

• Helping Teaching Artist to lead class/camp activities
• Redirecting disengaged students
• Modeling enthusiastic participation
• Monitoring lunch
• Leading after-camp-care activities
• Set-up/clean-up

QUALIFICATIONS:

• An affinity for and experience working with children
• Interest and experience in the performing arts (dance, theater, music, puppetry, film, etc.)

TO APPLY:

Download Application for Summer Camp Teaching Assistants

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Flynn Center for the Performing Arts
Education Department
153 Main Street, Burlington, Vermont 05401, or
Email to: education@flynncenter.org
No phone calls, please. EOE

 

 

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