Props Artisan

Props Artisan

CATEGORY: Technical

Fisher Center at Bard College
Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504
US

CONTACT NAME

Kayla Leacock

Job Details

DESCRIPTION

This July and August, Bard SummerScape, a multi-arts festival presented by the Fisher Center at Bard, returns with a full season of live music, dance, opera, and performance, staged for limited in-person audiences both indoors and out across Bard’s idyllic 1,000-acre campus, while adhering to rigorous health and safety protocols.

Props Artisans are part of the Props team in the Production Department, and will support the creation, tracking, and coordination of props. They report to the Props Head and work closely with other production team members. 

This is a seasonal position from June 10 to August 2, 2021, non-exempt (overtime-eligible).

Prop Artisans are paid hourly at a rate range of $16–19/hr, depending on experience.

This position requires local residence; housing will be provided if needed. 

RESPONSIBILITIES

Maintain a safe, healthy, and inclusive workplace at all times.

-Create, construct, paint, and modify props as directed by the Props Head.

-Purchase or rent props as directed by the Props Head.

-Attend rehearsals as needed.

-Problem solve and implement special effects elements, in consultation with Props Head.

-Attend all technical rehearsals and performances as a member of the props run crew.

-Maintain props during the rehearsal process as well as the during the show’s run. 

-Participate in all prop-related work calls.

-Create and maintain props paperwork as needed.

-Duties as assigned by the Props Head.

Company-Wide Responsibilities:

The Fisher Center is currently undergoing an organization-wide process of change toward becoming an anti-racist, multicultural institution. All on staff are expected to:

-Commit to anti-racism and inclusivity at the Fisher Center. This includes participating in any trainings when scheduled, supporting departmental, company-wide, and cross-departmental collaboration in issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and furthering your own independent journey with anti-racism.

-Contribute in meaningful ways to the organizational culture.

QUALIFICATIONS

-Experience working in a professional props or scene shop.

-Experience working on a professional props run crew. 

-Knowledge of and experience with scenic carpentry, fine carpentry, furniture construction, scenic painting, hand and machine stitching, upholstery, mold making & casting, and paper goods graphics & construction. 

-Experience welding a plus.

-Experience working with stage arms a plus.

-Ability to read, interpret, and build from designer drawings.

-Ability to lift 30 lbs.

-Successful candidates possess strong communication skills and a keen attention to detail. They are collaborative, self-motivated, and bring a positive, can-do attitude!

LOCATION

Bard’s beautiful 1,000-acre campus is situated on the east bank of the Hudson River, in Annandale-on Hudson, New York. Community life is defined by numerous cultural and recreational opportunities in the surrounding historic Hudson River Valley and by proximity to New York City. Nearby towns and villages include Rhinebeck, Tivoli, and Red Hook, New York.

TO APPLY

Complete the application form here: https://forms.gle/tKDK6vYyAvo99unG6.

Applications for this position are due Wednesday April 21, 2021

For any questions or issues with the application form, please contact fcjobs@bard.edu

Bard College is an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications from those who contribute to our diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, mental, or physical disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, familial status, veteran status, or genetic information. Bard is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation for all individuals in employment practices, services, programs, and activities.

ABOUT THE SUMMERSCAPE FESTIVAL

SummerScape is a world renowned multi-arts festival presented by the Fisher Center at Bard. This July and August, Bard SummerScape returns with a full season of live music, dance, opera, and performance, culminating in the 31st annual Bard Music Festival, Nadia Boulanger and Her World.  Productions will be staged for limited in-person audiences both indoors and out, across Bard’s idyllic 1,000-acre campus, adhering to rigorous health and safety protocols while celebrating the joys of live performance and the beauty of the Hudson Valley.

ABOUT THE FISHER CENTER

The Fisher Center develops, produces, and presents performing arts across disciplines through new productions and context-rich programs that challenge and inspire. As a premier professional performing arts center and a hub for research and education, the Fisher Center supports artists, students, and audiences in the development and examination of artistic ideas, offering perspectives from the past and present, as well as visions of the future. The Fisher Center demonstrates Bard’s commitment to the performing arts as a cultural and educational necessity. Home is the Fisher Center for the Performing Arts, designed by Frank Gehry and located on the campus of Bard College in New York’s Hudson Valley. The Fisher Center offers outstanding programs to many communities, including the students and faculty of Bard College, and audiences in the Hudson Valley, New York City, across the country, and around the world. Building on a 159-year history as a competitive and innovative undergraduate institution, Bard is committed to enriching culture, public life, and democratic discourse by training tomorrow’s thought leaders.

ABOUT BARD COLLEGE

Founded in 1860, Bard College is a four-year residential college of the liberal arts and sciences located 90 miles north of New York City.  With the addition of the Montgomery Place estate, Bard’s campus consists of nearly 1000 park-like acres in the Hudson River Valley.  It offers bachelor of arts, bachelor of science, and bachelor of music degrees, with majors in nearly 40 academic programs; graduate degrees in 11 programs; nine early colleges; and numerous dual-degree programs nationally and internationally. Building on its 159-year history as a competitive and innovative undergraduate institution, Bard College has expanded its mission as a private institution acting in the public interest across the country and around the world to meet broader student needs and increase access to liberal education.  The undergraduate program at our main campus in upstate New York has a reputation for scholarly excellence, a focus on the arts, and civic engagement.  Bard is committed to enriching culture, public life, and democratic discourse by training tomorrow’s thought leaders.  For more information about Bard College, visit bard.edu.

DURATION

June 10, 2021 - August 2, 2021

SALARY

$16-19/hr

HOW TO APPLY

APPLY ONLINE

https://forms.gle/tKDK6vYyAvo99unG6