POSITION SUMMARY The Artistic Associate provides administrative and organizational support to the Programming department and assists with all program development and the season planning process. S/he/they will conduct research, produce reports, and manage information necessary for season planning. As a liaison, the Artistic Associate will be a central point of contact for both internal and external stakeholders, managing the flow of programmatic information throughout The Broad Stage. S/he/they are supervised by the Director of Artistic Planning and Director of Programs and Activations.
RESPONSIBILITIES: ? Support Director of Artistic Planning and Director of Programs & Activations in the process of planning each season. ? Research and create reports, spreadsheets and presentations about potential artists as assigned by Directors. ? Research and maintain a database of festivals in dance, music, theater, contemporary and multimedia performance, regionally, nationally, and internationally. ? Support and track communication with artists/artist representatives about upcoming projects and ideas, as well as calendaring and meeting reports. ? Manage all artistic submission materials and track internal feedback from various departments. ? Attend and represent the department at internal and external events, performances, conferences and meetings as assigned. ? Schedule interdepartmental meetings as required. ? Provide thoughtful and concise written feedback on artistic submissions, projects and live performances as assigned. ? Oversee, manage and keep current Programming department databases, ie. Patron Manager platform and spreadsheets. ? Ensure that Programming, Operations, and Production departments receive the most up to date program and logistical information and technical riders by functioning as a liaison between the programming and production departments. ? Support Director of Production and Education & Community Programs Manager with coordination of artists, vendors, staffing for annual Broad Fest community festival onsite. ? Coordinate logistics for assigned Activation activities supporting the Production Department. ? Support Senior Operations Manager and Education & Community Programs Manager with artist contracts, letters of agreement and contracted services agreements. ? Support Programming Department at season events and meetings as assigned. ? Gather, organize and deliver marketing materials from artist representatives to the Marketing and Communication Department. ? Contribute to proofreading and/or editing process for marketing and communication materials (i.e. printed, website, social media). ? Generate weekly departmental agenda, document and track assigned tasks for weekly follow-up. ? Coordinate travel and schedules for artistic recruitment and scouting for the Director of Artistic Planning and Director of Programs and Activations ? Oversee general Programming Department office needs. ? Perform other duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS: ? Experience, ability, and commitment to working with individuals and teams that are mixed across lines of difference such as race, gender-identity, sexual orientation, religion, ability, age, class and immigration status. ? Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in performance or art-related field. ? Strong interest in the process of presenting performing artists. ? Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English. ? Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills. ? Self-starter who can work both independently and collaboratively. ? Strong administrative skills with the Microsoft Office suite, (especially Word and Excel), Google Docs, etc. (PowerPoint and Adobe Design Suite, a plus) ? Strong research and reporting skills. ? Flexibility in scheduling as some evenings and weekends will be required due to the nature of the work. ? Passion for and interest in learning about contemporary performing arts. ? Cultural competency with a diverse group of artists, staff and community stakeholders. ? Personal qualities of integrity, open-mindedness and dedication to The Broad Stage mission.
About The Broad Stage
ABOUT THE BROAD STAGE
The Broad Stage is an industry-leading performing arts producer and presenter located on Los
Angeles’ Westside, providing a platform for the world’s most compelling artists working in
theatre, dance, and music and multidisciplinary artforms. Building upon our first decade, the
organization is rising to meet a rapidly evolving set of needs for artists, audiences, community
and campus, with the aim to advance our role as an invaluable cultural resource and artistic
ambassador for greater Los Angeles.
A beacon of Santa Monica College – one of the country’s most progressive, diverse, and
accessible educational institutions – The Broad Stage harnesses the transformative power of the
performing arts as essential to a well society. Established in partnership with SMC in 2008, we
are actively aligned with the College’s commitment to access and social mobility. Our core
values of creativity, learning and belonging shape all programs on and off our stages. We strive
to provide insight and context to the widest spectrum of our communities so that they may fully
experience the artists who are at the center of our work. The organization’s typical in-theater
season runs September through June, with some outdoor activity during the summer and
programs online year-round.
With the leadership of Artistic & Executive Director Rob Bailis, The Broad Stage is strengthening
its impact through a new artistic vision, an expanded venue footprint, enhanced community
activation and deeper alignment with SMC. Now, inside of the most extreme changes and
challenges to our industry brought upon us by the pandemic, we are offered the opportunity to
eliminate harmful inequities based on historical biases that have existed within our field. The
Broad Stage is designing the future we wish to see, evolving our work for a new day and shaping
the world in which we can all proudly live. We hope you’ll join us as a part of our growing team.
Our mission: The Broad Stage gathers artists, thinkers and audiences to celebrate our shared
humanity and expand the role the arts play in the vitality of our diverse community.