Current Job Opportunities

Production Coordinator

 

The Multicultural Arts Center is seeking a candidate who brings technical skills, customer service experience, and a passion to wield the power of the arts to activate social change. We are a small, dedicated team and the Production Coordinator will be an important member of it! This person is responsible for the implementation of our arts programming and private events. If you have experience with lighting and sound equipment, video streaming and editing, and event logistics, we want to hear from you! To apply, send a cover letter and resume to jobs@multiculturalartscenter.org.

 

The Production Coordinator will work at the direction of the Artistic Director in the coordination of facility rentals, performing arts events and gallery receptions.

 

The ideal candidate works as a team player, maintains professional standards with a sense of humor, and brings a thoughtful approach to working with a diverse community that includes our audience members, artists and rental clients from the corporate, private and non-profit sectors. This person is motivated by the mission of the center, with a vested interest in elevating underrepresented voices in the arts and widening access to the arts. We know there are great candidates who won’t check all of these boxes, and we also know you might bring important skills that we haven’t considered. If that’s you, don’t hesitate to apply and tell us about yourself. We prioritize mission and value alignment in our hiring and we are prepared to train the right candidate.

 

The Production Coordinator will be expected to maintain a variable work schedule that involves daytime, evening and weekend work. The position will average 20 hours per week.

 

Compensation is $25/hour. Annual performance reviews will be conducted to review wages.

 

Benefits will commence after a 3 month period and will include one week paid vacation at a full-time equivalency rate; one week accrued sick time at a full-time equivalency rate; complimentary tickets to Multicultural Arts Center performances; and professional development opportunities through partner organizations.

 

The Multicultural Arts Center does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, age, height, weight, physical or mental ability, veteran status, military obligations, and marital status.

 

Attributes

Self-directed; works in a timely manner in a fast-paced environment and manages deadlines well

Attentive to detail and asks questions when needed

Builds relationships centered on trust and teamwork

Demonstrates leadership in solving problems, managing tasks independently, and delegating when appropriate

Willingness to learn specific production needs of our space

 

Skills

Skilled in technical theater including projection, lighting and sound board operation; videography experience is a plus

Experienced in event production; event management experience is a plus

Skilled in use of audio/video recording equipment, videography, editing, and streaming

Brings a positive attitude towards client/artist relationships and has experience in public-facing customer service

 

Responsibilities 

Preparation in advance of events:

-Holds with walk-throughs with caterers and rental clients regarding details of upcoming events

-Participates in production meetings with artists and production staff prior to performances

 

Facilitates the Center’s performing arts events:

-Sets up and strikes all equipment including: chairs, tables, staging, curtains, lighting, sound, videography equipment, etc

-Coordinates logistics with clients and artists and their crews, including pre-event technical checks and setting space to their specifications

-Oversees contracted production staff and/or runs lighting and sound as needed

Moves equipment, furniture, and staging weighing up to 50 pounds

 

Serve as on-site point of contact during event rentals:

-Coordinates with outside vendors to ensure space is set up to agreed-upon specifications

-Fields day-of questions and concerns with client and acts as a resource throughout the event

-Oversees event set-up and break-down and properly returns all Center equipment to storage

 

Work to make sure all details of an event are executed to the clients’ satisfaction and respond quickly and proactively to challenges as they arise. Work with on-site security guard as needed for events

 

Maintain theater equipment, including but not limited to light and sound equipment, tech storage areas, staging, green room, piano, tables, chairs, and outside courtyard space for all events and rentals

-Create and manage a maintenance schedule for all equipment and hire and supervise maintenance contractors

 

Participate in weekly staff meetings and weekly supervision meetings

 

 

Production Assistant

 

The Multicultural Arts Center is seeking Production Assistants who bring technical skills, customer service experience, and a passion to wield the power of the arts to activate social change. We are a small, dedicated team and our Production Assistants are an important part of it! This person is responsible for the successful implementation of our arts programming and private events. If you have experience with lighting and sound equipment, video streaming and editing, and event logistics, we want to hear from you! To apply, send a cover letter and resume to jobs@multiculturalartscenter.org.

 

The Production Assistant works at the direction of the Production Coordinator in the coordination of facility rentals and performing arts events.

 

The ideal candidate works as a team player, maintains professional standards with a sense of humor, and brings a thoughtful approach to working with a diverse community that includes our audience members, artists and rental clients from the corporate, private and non-profit sectors. This person is motivated by the mission of the center, with a vested interest in elevating underrepresented voices in the arts and widening access to the arts.

 

The Production Assistant will be expected to be contracted per event and will work a variable work schedule that involves daytime, evening and weekend work. 

 

Compensation will be paid as a contracted employee, $19/hr.

 

The Multicultural Arts Center does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, age, height, weight, physical or mental ability, veteran status, military obligations, and marital status.

 

Attributes

Self-directed; works in a timely manner in a fast-paced environment and manages deadlines well

Attentive to detail and asks questions when needed

Builds relationships centered on trust and teamwork

Demonstrates leadership in solving problems, managing tasks independently and asking for support when needed

Willingness to learn specific production needs of our space

 

Skills

Brings a positive attitude towards client/artist relationships

Experienced in event production

Technical experience in one or more of the following capacities:

-audio/video recording equipment

-lighting and sound design

-videography, editing

-live streaming

 

Responsibilities 

 

Support the Center’s performing arts events:

-Review logistics with Production Coordinator and clients/artists and their crews, including pre-event technical checks and setting space to their specifications

-Set up and strikes equipment including: chairs, tables, staging, curtains, lighting, sound, videography equipment, etc

-Run lighting and sound as needed

-Operate camera or audio/visual equipment as needed

-Move equipment, furniture, and staging weighing up to 50 pounds

 

Serve as support staff during event rentals:

-Communicate with outside vendors to ensure space is set up to agreed-upon specifications

-Field day-of questions and concerns with client and acts as a resource throughout the event, escalating issues or questions as needed to either Managing Director or Production Coordinator.

-Support event set-up and break-down and properly returns all Center equipment to storage

 

Work closely with the Production Coordinator to make sure all details of an event are executed to the clients’ satisfaction and respond quickly and proactively to challenges as they arise.

 

Maintain theater equipment under direction of the Production Coordinator, including but not limited to light and sound equipment, tech storage areas, staging, green room, piano, tables, chairs, and outside courtyard space for all events and rentals.

 

Participate in production meetings with artists and Production Coordinator as needed.

 

Multicultural Arts Center
617-577-1400

41 Second Street
East Cambridge, MA 02141

 

Our facility is accessible.

Our Gallery is currently open Tuesday-Friday

10am - 6pm. 

Rental tours are available by appointment. See our Rental page. 

BUSINESS HOURS
Tuesday-Friday, 10am-6pm.

GALLERY HOURS

Tuesdays and Fridays,
10am-6pm.

Wednesdays and Thursdays, 10am-8pm.

Our Social Mission

 

We support diversity through the visual and performing arts events that we present. Because we are a multi-use art center, we make our space available to artists and groups who may not otherwise have access to a professionally equipped and accessible facility or the cultural mainstream.

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