Master Electrician/ Stage Crew
Start Date: ASAP
Located in North Adams, MA, MASS MOCA is one of the world's premier centers for making and showing the best art of our time. MASS MoCA presents approximately 65 events per year and operates a 10,000 sq ft black box theater and a 200 seat club space year round, two outdoor venues in the summer months, plus 1 to 3 outdoor summer music festivals per year. Responsibilities include: work with directors and guest directors on lighting for all productions, lighting design for in-house productions and spaces, maintain lighting equipment, serve as light board operator, set up and strike of for productions.
Although all crew members have their own focused area of expertise, the crew operates as a team and each person assists in all areas of production including stage and riser builds, sound, lights, A/V.
Requirements: BA /BFA or equivalent professional experience, familiar with traditional and conventional practices of theatre stagecraft. Should have experience with executing lighting plots for dance, concerts and theatre productions, as well as ability to adapt to untraditional venues, such as galleries, outdoor stages and street events. Knowledge of ETC ION lighting console preferred.
We work with a wide range of artists and change venues frequently, including off-site and in-gallery productions. We are looking for a master electrician who enjoys being fast on their feet, and likes getting involved in all phases of production from creation to finished product. We also require a person who looks forward to providing excellent service and ideas to visiting artists-in-residence.
Send resumé to: email@example.com. ATT: Master Electrician. No phone calls please. MASS MoCA is an equal opportunity employer and seeks diversity in its workforce.
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The right candidates will enjoy working in a museum environment and have the ability to communicate clearly and cordially with our guests. A flexible schedule including weekend and holiday work, walking and standing for extended periods of time, and just a touch of patience will be required.
To apply, obtain and complete an application from MASS MoCA's Box office at 87 Marshall Street, North Adams. You can also email a resumé and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls please. MASS MoCA is an equal opportunity employer and seeks diversity in its workforce. Retirees encouraged to apply.
MASS MoCA Internship Program
MASS MoCA seeks full-time interns for various departments. Spend any season in the culturally rich, naturally beautiful Berkshires, while gaining invaluable professional experience in the arts. Paid interns are given $100/week stipend and free housing within a block of the complex (cable, internet, and utilities included). Each applicant may apply to a maximum of 2 departments.
Winter/Spring Application deadline: Monday, November 3, 2014
Internship Dates: Monday, Jan 5, 2015 - Monday, May 25, 2015
Visual Arts (1): Interns assist in the day-to-day operations of a busy curatorial and education department, giving regular tours of exhibitions, assisting with visiting services, artists relations, transportation of both artists and art, and in the preparation and planning of upcoming exhibitions at MASS MoCA. Must have a valid driver's license, as you will do a fair amount of driving.
Performing Arts Production Interns (2): Interns work with the Production Coordinator, Master Carpenter, Master Electrician, House Sound Engineer, and house crew on all aspects of music -in all sizes from club and festival setup/strike, technical theatre and film. This includes hands-on in all of the following areas - carpentry, lighting, sound, audio/visual, and running crew.
Marketing/Public Relations (1): Interns work on all aspects of publicizing the organization including writing press releases, giving tours of the galleries, preparing press packets, advertising for all upcoming performing arts events in surrounding areas, researching new forums for publicity, and assisting with public outreach and special events.
Archive Intern: (1): Intern will work in cooperation with several departments to introduce a practical framework for MASS MoCA's collection of archival media. The candidate will consist of 50% content creation and 50% archiving through our Digital Management system. Applicants should submit a formal portfolio of still images and videos. The portfolio consists of 90% of your application. In addition to your CV, cover letter, and letters of recommendation please include any relevant links: your blog, twitter, tumblr, a favorite blog, website, flickr, etc.
Graphic Design (1): Intern assists in day-to-day tasks of MASS MoCA's in-house design studio, both digital and physical, working closely with the design, curatorial and marketing departments. Working directly with the Creative Director and Senior Designer, this position is 1/3 graphic designer, 1/3 production, and 1/3 jack-of-all-trades. Projects include (but not limited to) production and installation of vinyl exhibition and way finding signage, weekly advertising design, digital archive management, vendor contact, daily museum photography, upkeep of website components, and general studio tasks. Intern should demonstrate enthusiasm, stamina, and willingness to work with a team. Excellent knowledge of Adobe CS4 or higher (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop) required, with working to advanced knowledge of Flash. Excellent knowledge of digital photography hardware and intermediate photo editing skills.
Performing Arts Administration (2): Intern works directly with the Managing Director of Performing Arts in the coordination of current and future season planning, general office work, and maintaining and updating all performing arts files. The intern will alternate between the Assistant to the Managing Director and Company Manager with drafting event programs, researching upcoming artists, assisting with artist services, and arranging transportation and housing logistics of visiting artists, staff, and fellow interns. You must have a valid US driver's license, as you will do a fair amount of driving.
Development and Special Events (1):
: Intern will be working directly with the Manager of Foundations and Corporate Grants and the Membership Coordinator on all aspects of MASS MoCA’s fundraising activities, including research, grant-writing, direct mail, special events and database management. Interns will be required to work up to 50 hours per week, although some weeks could be longer. In an average week, you will spend two days working on foundations and corporate grants and two days on membership, with the remaining day alternating as workload requires.
Assets for Artists : Assets for Artists is an innovative and fast-growing program that offers free financial training, business planning resources, and working capital grants for artists to invest in their creative micro-enterprises. The program now serves over 100 artists (in all disciplines) throughout the northeast. Working at MASS MoCA (the lead partner behind Assets for Artists) as a key member of a small team, the Assets for Artists intern will be involved in all aspects of program administration and development, including artist outreach, data management, grant writing and stewardship, content development for social media, and researching and promoting artist opportunities to our network. Visit www.assetsforartists.org, www.facebook.com/assets4artists, and www.twitter.com/assets4artists for more about the program
TO APPLY: Send cover application, letter, resume, and 2 reference letters to: MASS MoCA, c/o Meghan Robertson, Intern Coordinator 1040 MASS MoCA Way, North Adams, MA 01247 email@example.com or Fax: (413) 664-4519
A: We encourage you to apply via email. You may submit application materials (this application, cover letter, resume, and two reference letters) in the text of an email or as Microsoft Word attachments. Reference letters may be submitted separately by the person writing the letter. Please ask reference to include contact information in their letter. Submit all applications to Meghan Robertson.
A: Yes. Two reference letters may be submitted via email with your application or separately. Please ask letter-writers to include contact information.
A: Yes. Please address mailed applications to Meghan Robertson, Company Manager, MASS MoCA, 1040 MASS MoCA Way, North Adams, MA 01247.
A: MASS MoCA can only accept applications from applicants who already have US citizenship or a work visa for work in the USA. Unfortunately we are unable to be a host organization for an international applicant.
STIPEND AND HOUSING
A: All departments offer each intern $100/week stipend plus housing for the duration of the internship in that department.
A: Located within walking distance from MASS MoCA, intern housing is furnished with basic furniture, pots and pans, and silverware. Interns share a bedroom (usually 2 interns per bedroom) and common areas with fellow interns. Interns are responsible for their own meals.
A: No. Pets are not permitted in intern housing. Please find alternate pet care for the full duration of your internship.
WORK HOURS AND DAYS OFF
A: Full time Interns will work 50+ hours per week. This is the best way to experience the inner workings of each department. Days off are determined by each department according to its needs.
A: If you have a wedding or some other brief (23 days) event to attend that has been planned in advance, please inform us ASAP if you are selected for an interview. If you would need to leave the internship for one week or more, please do not apply now. Consider applying in the future when your schedule is more flexible. We are looking for people who can work continuously for the duration of an internship.
A: Yes. Once a week interns will meet for a presentation and discussion by department heads and/or visiting artists. During the summer season, we also plan all-intern excursions to other regional cultural institutions, such as the Clark Art Institute, Williamstown Theater Festival, Jacob's Pillow and more.
A: Each intern is responsible for his or her own travel expenses.
A: Please email Meghan Robertson.
Event Staff/Ushers work at live events and gallery openings to help assist patrons. Volunteers need to be able to stand for at least an hour at a time (possibly more, depending on event) and communicate clearly and comfortably with the public.
Administrative helpers work with the development department as needed on mailings and other tasks. Participants must have fine motor skills and be very organized. An ability to copy-edit is also desirable.
Kidspace volunteers staff public hours in the Kidspace gallery, encouraging and assisting children in art-making. They can be responsible for clean-up and locking the facilities at the end of their shift. Kidspace volunteers must be able to work unsupervised and have a demonstrated interest in working with children. Kidspace volunteers must be willing to work alone, learn about the works on view, and offer a welcoming presence to visitors.
Gallery sitters We assist Down Street Art in finding staff for temporary downtown galleries during the summer and fall. Gallery sitters must be willing to work alone, learn about the works on view, and offer a welcoming presence to the public.
Other opportunities Past volunteers have assisted with art installation, maintained live art exhibits (plants/animals/etc.), assisted with Free Day and other community activities, and participated in residencies and live performances.
To add your name to our list of volunteer contacts, please contact Catherine at 413.664.4481 ext.8109.