The Artistic Associate is responsible for conducting research, producing schedules, budgeting, contracting and managing artists’ projects including arranging travel and housing, hospitality, scheduling staff and volunteers, among other duties. Responsibilities: - Work collaboratively with the Executive EAD and Production Manager to plan, manage and execute presentations within the curatorial artistic program - Work with the EAD Director and Production Manager to manage artists’ projects, budgets, schedules, etc. Hire, train and manage of temporary staff and volunteers for Payomet programs. - Manage and update internal calendars. Process artists’ contracts and payments, working with payroll and accounting to gather essential paperwork. Arrange artists’ travel, housing, ground transportation and hospitality within budget. Create and update detailed schedules for each artist including production and outreach activities. - Serve as liaison for artists during performances. Assist with visual art exhibitions, residencies, public programs, education and outreach programs and special events. Work with marketing team to gather text and images from artists and managers for use in promotion. Work with development and event staff to assist with planning and managing performances or other artists’ involvement in fundraising events. Work with development staff to document and acknowledge all in-kind donations and sponsors. Manage program interns, delegate work and track performance. - Work with accounting staff to track and report all performance program expenses. Take part in wrap up, reporting, evaluation of all programs. Other duties as assigned. Noted that our main performance venues are tents and an outdoor stage seasonally (5-6 months of the year, May-October) and at various venues throughout Cape Cod from late fall through early spring.
Qualifications: - Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in performance or art-related field. Minimum 3 years project management and production experience including knowledge of general A/V and sound equipment. Knowledge of the special requirements and aspects of production and performance of circus arts is not required but helpful, as Payomet runs a circus camp for children in the summer together with creating original cirque performances on the themes of environment, climate change, living wages and social justice. Proven ability to work well both independently and collaboratively while thinking outside the box. Excellent organizational skills. An affinity for math and science. Strong administrative skills with Microsoft Office (especially Excel), Google Docs, etc. - Experience with managing multiple projects, schedules and budgets simultaneously. - Excellent communication and relationship building skills. Excellent problem-solving skills and flexibility with unusual projects. Cultural competency with a diverse group of artists, staff and community stakeholders. Personal qualities of integrity, open-mindedness and dedication to the mission of Payomet Performing Arts Center with a focus on programming that seeks to instill strong social values and equity. A can-do attitude and sense of urgency with energy and enthusiasm to be part of a team and a dynamic organization whose growth is determined to adhere to core mission of making diverse performing arts available and affordable to all and whose programming is imbued with spirit and action dedicated to social justice. An appreciation of the LGBTQIA community. An appreciation for the value of the National Park Service on its own merits and because of our philanthropic partnership with them and location at an abandoned military base located in the Cape Cod National Seashore.Schedule: Flexible hours 4-5 days/week for 8 months of the year and 5 days a week June-Sept with expectation to work some nights and weekends.
Additional Salary Information: Flexible hours (seasonally) and Benefits will be determined on and individual basis, as we are a small organization working primarily with part-time staff and volunteers
About Payomet Performing Arts Center
Regional hybrid performing arts center entering its 23rd year and located at an abandoned military base in North Truro, Mass, on the outer shores of Cape Cod. Our main venue is a sophisticated fabric structure aka tent that accommodates 850-900, with audience seating on risers for bigger shows and table seating for smaller (300-400 cap) shows. A very diverse music lineup comprises 80% of our programming, theatre, humanities and circus the remainder. We have a separate structure for circus performances by our own circus team who also run a circus arts camp for children. In response to COVID, in the summer of 2020 we built an outdoor stage and that gives us further presenting options. We are considered a successful non-profit with a small staff and dynamic board of directors.