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Dance Production Coordinator

Glorya Kaufman School of Dance Los Angeles, California

The University of Southern California is seeking applicants for a full-time Dance Production Coordinator for the USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance.

The University of Southern California (USC), founded in 1880, is located in the heart of downtown L.A. and is a world-class research university. Founded in 2012, the USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance (USC Kaufman) is the first new school at USC in close to 40 years. In four short years, USC Kaufman has quickly emerged as an epicenter of excellence in the interdisciplinary study of dance creation and dance performance.  Featuring a rigorous curriculum within a conservatory style environment, USC Kaufman is housed in the 54,000-square-foot Glorya Kaufman International Dance Center, where students work and collaborate with world-renowned artists and study in a range of dance styles. The Dance Production Coordinator plays a critical role in the planning, organization, and implementation of all performance opportunities within USC Kaufman.

Working in multiple venues and in cooperation with staff, faculty, and students, the Dance Production Coordinator will coordinate all production related logistics and activities. Under the supervision of the Operations Manager, the Production Coordinator will, among other responsibilities, monitor technical rehearsals and performances and facilitate rentals of lighting and sound equipment, costumes, and coordinate other production vendors. Successful candidates will be conversant with the artistic and technical aspects of dance, and will possess the ability to communicate clearly and effectively both verbally and in written form.  Hourly rate projected to be $22- $25 per hour depending on experience. Applicants should submit a cover letter explaining their qualifications for the position.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Coordinate implementation of lighting/sound designs for all productions in conjunction with contracted vendors;
  • recommend maintenance and conducts inventory of theatrically related equipment;
  • guide staff, faculty, & students in the safe and proper use of equipment and other materials and ensures compliance with safety procedures;
  • outlines fiscal parameters and budgets for productions;
  • recommend capital equipment replacements for GKIDC performance spaces;
  • outline and understand technical requirements for dance performances, showings, productions, and special events;
  • supervise contracted theater stagehands;
  • coordinate house management and box office;
  • liaise and negotiate with outside vendors to plan and implement programming needs;
  • facilitate production meetings;
  • work with production stage managers to coordinate show/house opening and seating;
  • participate in the development and monitoring of short and long range plans for the delivery of production-related programming;
  • perform other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor’s degree in dance, theater arts, or musical theater.  Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum education.

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE

3 years.

MINIMUM FIELD OF EXPERTISE

Specialized, progressively responsible experience and training in applicable performing or visual arts. Experience working directly with dance productions in a university context.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Bachelor’s degree in dance, theater arts, or musical theater. Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum education.

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE
3 years.

MINIMUM FIELD OF EXPERTISE
Specialized, progressively responsible experience and training in applicable performing or visual arts. Experience working directly with dance productions in a university context.



REQ20052949 Posted Date: 11/16/2017

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