The Producer is an integral part of Arts & Ideas producing and project management function, supporting the organization’s co-creative efforts with artists to envision and bring to life complex projects and new approaches to the making of artistic works. Arts & Ideas utilizes cross-functional, highly collaborative project teams to guide operational planning, decision-making, and execution of produced arts experiences. This position will work directly with the Director of Programming and Community Impact and the Director of Artistic Planning and Operations to support the creation of new work for the Festival. To ensure the success and effectiveness of teams and projects under their care, the Producer must be an organized and confident project manager, dedicated collaborator, and capable of working in great detail as well as communicating successfully with internal and external colleagues around high-level goals.
Brainstorm, research, and organize program ideas as part of an internal team of curators.
Manage partnerships with a broad range of programmatic collaboratorsincluding artists, ensembles, cultural institutions, and community groups
Oversee all residencies of individual artists,
Craft tailored framework for and manage execution of residencies that are responsive to the needs of each artist
Facilitate open rehearsals, workshops, talkbacks and more that open resident artists’ work and process to the public
Retain a broad sense of artists, choreographers, directors, designers, actors, dancers, musicians, and other performers regionally.
Strong interest and appreciation in a variety of performing arts disciplines – particularly art forms that have not been experienced by a broad array of the public.
Enthusiasm for the Festivals mission and a passionate interest for dismantling White Supremacy.
Ability to build internal stakeholder relationships across the organization with staff, senior leaders, and team members in a manner that contributes to a values-driven culture
Proven ability to connect one’s own work and goals to the broader mission and values of an organization
Experience working directly with artists and their support teams
Demonstrated ability to work effectively both individually with minimal supervision and also as part of a team
Strong written and communication skills with both internal and external stakeholders
Ability to quickly solve problems under pressure with diplomacy and tact
Patience and agility when faced with last-minute changes and limited information
Enthusiasm and demonstrated ability to be flexible and collaborative in a transitional, fast-paced environment
Ability and willingness to work a flexible, varying schedule that can include weekends, long hours, late nights, and holidays as necessary
A valid driver’s license is required
Bachelor’s degree in the arts or a related discipline
5 to 7 or more years working in a performing arts setting
Strong computer skills (including Microsoft Office365 Suite, Zoom) and the ability to learn new technologies quickly
Familiarity with Venue Ops software
An interest in current industry trends
Experience with basic budget processes
Familiarity with the New Haven Area
$60,000 a year
Benefits include paid time off, health insurance, disability insurance, life insurance, and FSA.
International Festival of Arts & Ideas is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate or?permit discrimination against any person or group of persons on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, sex, transgender status, gender identity or expression, marital or pregnancy status, national origin, ancestry, present or past history of mental disability, intellectual disability, learning disability,?military status, lawful source of income, sexual orientation or physical disability,?or any other class of persons or categories protected by law.
The Festival believes in centering Black and Brown communities that are targeted and abused by unjust systems of oppression. The Festival stands in solidarity with the communities, artists, and speakers with whom it collaborates and pledges that its support extends beyond the Festival’s performance dates. The Festival will do everything it can to help dismantle systematic racism and raises its voice with those in the community who are already engaged in this vital work. The Festival commits to working alongside the community to create transformative change in New Haven.
About International Festival of Arts & Ideas
The mission of the International Festival of Arts & Ideas is to create an internationally renowned festival in New Haven of the highest quality with world-class artists, thinkers and leaders, attracting and engaging a broad and diverse audience, celebrating and building community, and advancing economic development.