Employment & Internship Opportunities

DIRECTOR OF PRODUCTION

HOUSE MANAGER

TEACHING ARTISTS

CONCESSIONS SUPERVISOR

FLYNNARTS VACATION CAMP VOLUNTEERS

AFTER CAMP CARE-GIVER (April Vacation Camps) 

VOLUNTEER AFTER SCHOOL DANCE CLASS ASSISTANT

 

The Flynn Center for the Performing Arts is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We particularly encourage applications from women, veterans, individuals with disabilities and people from diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds.

These general position outlines illustrates the type of work that characterizes the Job Classification. They are not an all-encompassing statements of the specific duties, responsibilities and qualifications of individual positions assigned to the classification.

 


DIRECTOR OF PRODUCTION (full-time, exempt) applications due by April 12, 2019

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.

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 Artistic 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 Manager, 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, and parking related activities
  • 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 Manager 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:

  • 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

This general outline illustrates the type of work that characterizes the Job Classification.  It is not an all-encompassing statement of the specific duties, responsibilities and qualifications of individual positions assigned to the classification.

TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION:

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

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HOUSE MANAGER (Part-time, variable schedule)

Reporting to the Rentals and Front of House Manger, the role of the House Manager (HM) is to provide exemplary customer service that will ensure the well-being and safety of patrons during public events. The HM is in charge of front of house procedures and facilities on show nights.  This part-time position requires flexible hours, including evenings and weekends.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

  • Oversee all patron contact areas, including house management, security, merchandizing, concessions and volunteer ushers
  • Serve as House Manager for all Flynn presented events, rentals and special events
  • Coordinate with Rentals and Front of House Manager, Programming Department, Production Director, and other staff regarding specific requirements for each event
  • HM is required to be Department of Liquor Control trained every two years
  • Night of show, the HM supervises show staff including bartenders, concessions supervisors, building engineers and volunteer ushers

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Possess excellent customer service skills to help ensure Flynn patrons have a positive experience each time they come through the door
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and effectively manage large gatherings of people, while maintaining poise
  • Ability to use good judgment and make timely decisions in stressful situations
  • Effectively deal with a broad range of individuals and groups within and outside the organization
  • Practical knowledge of theatre environment and previous experience in commercial or non-profit arts desired
  • Ability to sustain physical activity, including lifting up to 50lb. and remaining on feet for long periods of time
  • Able and willing to work non-traditional hours at a variety of events and performances

This general outline illustrates the type of work that characterizes the Job Classification.  It is not an all-encompassing statement of the specific duties, responsibilities and qualifications of individual positions assigned to the classification.

TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION:

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

 

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TEACHING ARTISTS

The Flynn Center seeks Teaching Artists in Dance, Theater, and Music. We offer classes in schools for PreK – 12th graders as well as at the Flynn Center for community members of all ages. We welcome experienced educators as well as those looking to gain experience in the perfoming arts education field. The Flynn is committed to providing training for applicants; please apply if you are strongly interested even if you have less experience.

This is a part-time, variable position

CURRENT OPENINGS:

School Programs

  • Dance, Theater and Music Arts Integration in Schools

FlynnArts Classes

  • Accepting resumes for any genre

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

School Programs

  • Knowledge of or openness to learn the Flynn's approach to arts integration
  • Planning and co-teaching arts integrated curriculum with classroom educators
  • Planning and implementing professional development workshops for teachers
  • Evaluating, refining, and documenting lessons

 Flynn Arts Classes

  • Planning and leading classes
  • Documenting course goals and outlines
  • Collaborating with other instructors and administrators
  • Evaluating and refining classes

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Relevant teaching experience
  • Familiarity with youth and child development and classroom management
  • Strong communication skills
  • Team player who is responsive to deadlines
  • Enthusiasm for the Flynn Education Department’s core mission of inclusion that “Everybody Belongs!”
  • Familiarity with standards and curriculum planning (School Programs)
  • Reliable auto transportation required (School Programs)

Although current teaching openings are for School Programs, new openings arise regularly. 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 by September 14, 2018 to:
Flynn Center for the Performing Arts
Human Resources Department
153 Main Street, Burlington, Vermont 05401, or
Email to: HResources@flynncenter.org
No phone calls, please. EOE

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 CONCESSIONS SUPERVISOR

Oversee operations of the concession counter for all scheduled shows applicable.  This includes set-up, serving prior to show and at intermission, clean up and cash out. This position must be DLC trained.

This is a part-time, variable position. Retail and customer service experience a plus. Must be able to walk, stand, and carry on vigorous activity for an extended period of time.

  • ·.   Arrival time is 1 1/4hr prior to show time, report to house manager
  • ·.   Concession counter open/ready to serve 45 minutes prior to show
  • ·.   Get run times/intermission info and money from House Manager
  • ·.   Greet Spirits upon arrival, assign duties
  • ·.   Do beginning inventory, set up counter
  • ·.   Monitor sales and help serve
  • ·.   Check IDs and serve beer and wine
  • ·.   The counter is not staffed during the show, HM will monitor
  • ·.   Just prior to intermission, Spirits set up for intermission rush   
  • ·.   After intermission, oversee clean up of counter and kitchen
  • ·.   Cash out and fill out inventory sheet, check out with HM and give cash bag to store in safe

TO APPLY:

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

 

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FLYNNARTS VACATION CAMP VOLUNTEERS 

The Flynn Center seeks Teaching Assistant Volunteers for our February and April vacation 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.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

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

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Age 15+
  • An affinity for and experience working with children
  • Interest and experience in the performing arts (dance, theater, music, puppetry, film, etc.)

AVAILABLE VACATION CAMP POSITIONS:

DATES TIME CAMP TITLE AGE INSTRUCTOR LOCATION STIPEND
April 22 - April 26 8:30-3:00 Musical Theater Adventure  6-8 Randal Pierce FlynnSpace - Chase studio $100
April 22 - April 26 8:30-3:00 Magic Treehouse Adventures 9-14 Mark Stein FlynnSpace - Hoehl studio $100

 

TO APPLY:

To apply, please Fill out this application.

Please contact Sarah Caliendo, FlynnArts Manager, with any questions.

Flynn Center for the Performing Arts
Education Department
153 Main Street, Burlington, Vermont 05401, or
Email to: flynnarts@flynncenter.org
802-652-4537. EOE

 

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AFTER CAMP CARE-GIVER (April Vacation Camps) 

DATES: Monday-Thursday April 22-25, 3pm-5pm. 

COMPENSATION: $10.78/hour

The Flynn Center seeks an After Camp Caregiver to plan and execute activities for youth after Camp hours have concluded from 3-5pm.  There are usually 1-6 kids in After Camp Care.    

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

  • Provide a safe environment for youth staying at After Camp Care
  • Arrive at After Care with a plan of engaging activities to run with kids
  • Being prepared with multiple options for activities and adapting After Care to suit the kids that are present
  • Communicate positively with parents at pick up

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High School degree or above
  • An affinity for and experience working with children
  • Patient, caring, and able to have fun with kids
  • Ability to build strong relationships and work well with others
  • Flexible, able to quickly adapt under changing conditions
  • Reliable, timley, and able to fully commit for the weeks hired
  • Basic First Aid knowledge is a plus

TO APPLY:

Send resume and cover letter to Sarah Caliendo, FlynnArts Manager, by March 18th at:

 

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

 

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VOLUNTEER AFTER SCHOOL DANCE CLASS ASSISTANT

COMPENSATION: This is a volunteer position

The Flynn Center is seeking a volunteer assistant for After School Dance Classes being taught by Teaching Artist Hanna Satterlee at the following locations/during the following times:

  • Boys & Girls Club program at IAA: 3-4pm, Fridays in March, 14-29
  • Sara Holbrook: Wednesdays 3:30-4:30, March 21-April 1
  • King St: Tuesdays 415-515pm, March 19-May 7 

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

  • Assist Teaching Artist with supervision of youth and helping to keep focused and on track
  • Assist students in learning the steps & dance as needed

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Ages 15+
  • An affinity for and experience working with children
  • Patient, caring, and able to have fun with kids
  • Flexible, able to quickly adapt under changing conditions
  • Strong dance background and skills

TO APPLY:

Send resume to Sarah Caliendo, FlynnArts Manager, at:

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

 

 

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