The Associate Producer works on projects related to Hopkins Center student and public programs including Hop ensemble operations, performances and tours as well as independent student group performances, social programs and other Hop-wide events and projects. Takes an active role in curating the public experience of the facility. Supports the Managing Director/Executive Producer.
Produced Events, Student Initiatives & Arts-Infused Social Spaces • Project coordinator for a wide range of student experiences and performances in Hop spaces and for Hop-sponsored events across campus and beyond for tours. • Coordinates and curates arts-focused student social programs. Hires, trains and supervises student staff, interns and bartenders. Runs regularly held student meetings to decide programming. Monitors budget and attendance statistics. Is on site during events. • Works with Hop Ensemble Directors to support producing student performances and tours. Assists with and collaborates on integration of technology in student performances. Occasionally, compiles and edits videos for promotional, recruitment and performance efforts. • Helps coordinate Hop Dance program guest artist, rehearsal, residency and performance logistics. • Coordinates the activation of public spaces in the facility through the curation of student and community mini-performances, installations, exhibitions and other artistic experiences. • Coordinates Exploring the Arts, the Hop’s first-year student Orientation program in September. Organizes and recruits staff and volunteers. Coordinates performances and works with Hop Production and other staff to facilitate production elements. • Helps produce performance aspects of annual Arts at Dartmouth Awards Ceremony each spring. Works with student performers and participating academic departments and Hop Production staff. • Works with independent students and representatives of College-recognized student groups looking to perform in Hop spaces to produce performances. • Coordinates logistics and helps create budgets for other Hop special events and performances produced by the Managing Director/Executive Producer. • Continually assesses Hop student program relevance and impact from a current student perspective. Makes recommendations and helps implement strategies and student communications. Collaborates on Hop student program assessment initiatives. • Takes on special projects as requested by the Managing Director/Executive Producer. Production & Technical • Assists with audio, lighting and other set-up needs for flexible lobby/reception/bar venue as well as a three-room suite of multi-use studios. (Uses include rehearsals, classes, performances, installations, and social events.) Ensures users and groups utilizing the spaces have technical needs met. • Ensures functioning of equipment and reports on problems or technical issues. • Coordinates with Hop Production on sharing of lighting, sound and video equipment
• Strong leadership skills. • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with strong written and verbal skills. • Proven ability to interact with others with tact and diplomacy. • Enjoys a diverse and multi-faceted workload that supports a variety of key functions. • Strong organizational skills and ability to respond appropriately to pressures, deadlines and frequent changes in priorities and schedules. • Initiative, sound judgment and ability to work independently and as part of a team. • Proficient setting up and operating small-scale (club-like) lighting, sound and video packages. • Proficient with computer applications including software and web-based tools to develop high quality internal and external communications. • Availability and willingness for evening and weekend work. • Commitment to diversity and to serving the needs of a diverse community.
• 3-5 years of professional arts administration experience, or equivalent. • Significant experience with events planning, coordination, promotion and execution. • Strong preference for experience working with college-aged populations. • Technical proficiency in digital communications required. • Experience creating and editing video projects is preferred.
• Bachelor’s degree or the equivalent in education and experience.
Internal Number: 1125838
About Hopkins Center for the Arts at Dartmouth College
The Hopkins Center has served as the cultural hub of the Dartmouth College campus in Hanover, NH, since it first opened in November 1962. In 1988 the “Hop” was named by the National Endowment for the Arts as one of the nation’s exemplary performing arts centers.
Each year the Hop sells over 125,000 tickets to 100 or more live performances in virtually all genres of music, theater and dance, plus well over 200 film screenings and other events. The Hop also houses classrooms, studios and other facilities, as well as the offices of the Departments of Music and Theater.
The Hop offers a wide variety of co-curricular activities for arts majors and non-majors alike, and all Dartmouth students are eligible to participate on stage or behind the scenes. The Hop produces and presents the work of 8 professionally directed student music and dance ensembles. The Hop’s Student Workshops program provides well-equipped woodworking, jewelry and pottery studio facilities, and offers professional instruction from beginning to advanced levels.
Venues at the Hopkins Center include the 900-seat Spaulding Auditorium, the 480-seat Moore Theater, the Warner Bentley Theater, a flexible “black box” ...space with up to 180 seats, a small recital hall, plus rehearsal and practice rooms for music and drama. Art facilities include workshops, studios, and galleries.