Opportunities


Office Coordinator and Receptionist

About Lumberyard

We help artists make the work they imagine.  LUMBERYARD Contemporary Performing Arts is the only organization in the United States dedicated to providing technical residencies that culminate in out-of-town premieres.

At our campus in Catskill, NY (opening Spring 2019) and at partner venues in New York City, we provide artists and their companies with at least one week of unrestricted theater access prior to a premiere. This includes a fee, dedicated use of our production staff, equipment, and production materials as well as photo/video documentation, housing and meals during the residency. Each residency concludes with a premiere of the artist’s work.

LUMBERYARD’s work ensures a strong future for contemporary performing arts:  ARTISTS receive sufficient technical support for their new works, THEATERS benefit by presenting work that is ready for the public, and AUDIENCES see adventurous and technically exciting new work.

The Opportunity

LUMBERYARD is hiring an Office Coordinator and Receptionist for our NYC Headquarters.

You will act as the ‘face’ of our company and ensure visitors receive a warm and energetic welcome. You will also coordinate all front desk activities, including calls, meetings and office management action items.

You should have a pleasant, outgoing personality and a dynamic, professional and can-do attitude.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage incoming calls and transfer calls to recipient
  • Welcome visitors
  • Coordinate meetings and in-office events/receptions, including set-up and refreshments/catering
  • Ensure front desk is tidy
  • Ensure office supplies area is tidy and has all necessary stationery and material
  • Monitor stock and order office supplies
  • Manage kitchen area, including ordering snacks and coordinating water deliveries
  • Liaise with Tech Support
  • Collect and distribute mail; coordinate deliveries, courier and postal needs
  • Manage cleaning and trash removal services
  • Manage rental desk tenants
  • Liaise with building management and “super”
  • Prepare and monitor office supplies budget
  • Keep updated records of office expenses and costs
  • Ensure company’s safety and security policies
  • Troubleshoot emergencies

Requirements:

  • Previous office experience; internships are acceptable; bonus points for previous experience as a receptionist or office manager
  • Ability to quickly pick up and master office technology (including VOIP phone system)
  • Hands-on experience with office machines (e.g. fax machines and printers)
  • Proficiency in English (oral and written)
  • Solid knowledge of MS Office, particularly Excel and Word
  • Excellent communication and people skills
  • Good organizational and multitasking abilities
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Availability to work nights and weekends during our performance seasons

Applicants should send their resumés and cover letters to jobs@thelumberyard.org.


Master Electrician

Contract:  Seasonal

Dates:  6/18/18 – 9/7/18

Hours: Production weeks – 40-60 / Non-Production weeks – 30-30

Reports to: Director of Production

Supervises:  Overhire crew

Compensation: Competitive, Housing

Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate the planning, preparation and implementation of all lighting-related elements for all productions and special events.
  • Evaluate lighting plot and create necessary paperwork.
  • Arrange for the rental and/or purchase of all necessary equipment and supplies.
  • Build and wire lighting practicals and special effects as required.
  • Co-ordinate with the staff of rental venues as needed.
  • Supervise and participate in all lighting load ins, strikes, focuses and notes sessions.
  • Attend all production meetings, technical rehearsals and performances.
  • Serve as light board programmer and operator.
  • Assist the Director of Production in preparing Lumberyard’s new theater for its anticipated opening in the fall of 2018.
  • Maintain and repair all lighting equipment as needed.
  • Maintain an orderly and safe work environment at all times.
  • Duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • 5+ Years of experience as a lighting technician. Prior experience as a Master Electrician is highly desirable.
  • Demonstrable detailed specialist knowledge of current theatrical lighting technologies, including ETC consoles and dimming systems, conventional lighting fixtures, atmospheric effects, moving fixtures, LED fixtures, wireless dimming etc.
  • A high level of competence in one or more of the following disciplines: carpentry, rigging, sound, video and film technology.
  • Complete understanding of theater techniques and processes, including industry safety standards.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a flexible and collaborative environment.
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds and work at heights.
  • Valid Driver’s license and experience driving cargo vans and box trucks.
  • Strong background and experience with VectorWorks or AutoCad and Lightwright.

Applicants should send their resumés and cover letters to jobs@thelumberyard.org.

 


Sound Engineer

Contract:  Seasonal

Dates:  6/18/18 – 9/7/18

Hours:  Production weeks – 40-60 / Non-Production weeks – 30-30

Reports to:  Director of Production

Supervises:  Overhire crew

Compensation: Competitive

Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate the planning, preparation and implementation of all audio-related elements for all productions and special events.
  • Evaluate sound plot and create necessary paperwork.
  • Arrange for the rental and/or purchase of all necessary equipment and supplies.
  • Co-ordinate with the staff of rental venues as needed.
  • Supervise and participate in all load ins, strikes, focuses and notes calls.
  • Attend all production meetings, technical rehearsals and performances.
  • Serve as sound mixer and operator.
  • Assist the Director of Production in preparing Lumberyard’s new theater for its anticipated opening in the fall of 2018.
  • Maintain an orderly and safe work environment at all times.
  • Maintain and repair all audio equipment as needed.
  • Duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • 3+ Years of experience as a sound technician.
  • Demonstrable detailed specialist knowledge of current theatrical sound technologies.
  • A high level of competence in one or more of the following disciplines: carpentry, rigging, video and film technology.
  • Complete understanding of theater techniques and processes, including industry safety standards.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a flexible and collaborative environment.
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds and work at heights.
  • Valid Driver’s license and experience driving cargo vans and box trucks.
  • Strong background and experience with Qlab, Isadora and Watchout.
  • Background and experience with VectorWorks or AutoCad.

Applicants should send their resumés and cover letters to jobs@thelumberyard.org.

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