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!
The Production Assistants work under the direction of the Production Manager and Production Associates in the implementation 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 (1099), $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.
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
Brings a positive attitude towards client/artist relationships
Experienced in event production
Ability to read basic stage plans
Technical experience in one or more of the following capacities:
audio/video recording equipment
lighting and sound design
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
Work on or around ladders at height
Ability to navigate stairs, and stand for long periods of time
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 Manager.
Support event set-up and break-down and properly returns all Center equipment to storage
How To Apply:
Contact Production Manager- Taylor Hansen- Taylor@MulticulturalArtsCenter.org
If you are interested in ushering at the Multicultural Arts Center, please email the following to our Artistic Director Najee Brown at Najee@multiculturalartscenter.org:
If you are also signing up friends, we need their full name, phone number, and email address.
You will be trained by our house management staff prior to your selected performance.
Usher Duties Include:
Call-time for ushers is 1-hour prior to the performance’s scheduled start time
Program stuffing (depending on the performance and show)
Ushers must be physically able to stand for 30-45 minutes at a time, walk up and down stairs, navigate the theater, and provide assistance to our patrons as needed
For 30 minutes before the show ushers will distribute programs, and walk patrons directly to their seats (this will help ease traffic jams around the stage and provide a more personal customer service)
Scanning tickets (the selected usher will be trained on how to use the device)
Post-Show clean up
Ushers will be seated in available seats for their chosen performance, subject to availability.
Please Note: Ushers who would like to request mobility accommodations must inform the Box Office, as we have a limited number of low-impact positions for each performance.
We require that ushers do not wear jackets or hold bags/purses while working – you will be able to store your items securely with our staff.
Multicultural Arts Center
41 Second Street
East Cambridge, MA 02141
Our facility is accessible.
Rental tours are available by appointment. See our Rental page.
Tuesdays, Wednesday and Fridays,
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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