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Bucks County Playhouse in New Hope, PA is in search of a Producing Associate. The Playhouse has become one of the leading professional theaters on the East Coast and is the largest arts organization in Bucks County. BCP presents a year-round schedule of original productions featuring leading actors of stage and screen, in addition to a visiting artists series. Its two-acre campus includes the historic 425-seat playhouse and the Playhouse Barn for cabaret and intimate performances, an outdoor courtyard café, waterfall picnic area, river promenade, and a full restaurant/bar. Bucks County Playhouse is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to creating an equitable, diverse and harassment-free environment. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, disability, age, or veteran status.
About the Position
The Producing Associate will report to and assist the Producing Director, working in collaboration with the Producers to support the planning and execution of productions, supplemental programming, and ongoing artistic programs. This is a demanding position that requires a driven and passionate professional with razor sharp focus and attention to detail. The position may evolve commensurate with the quality of work.
This is an exempt full-time position with a work week consisting of at least 40 hours per week and will require some work on nights and weekends as needed as well as occasional trips to New York City. Applicants must have a valid driver’s license and personal vehicle.
January 1, 2024 or sooner
Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):
Work with Producers to facilitate a high degree of communication and planning between all departments.
Manage the office and see to the needs of the Producing Director, including but not limited to scheduling, recordkeeping, communications and errands as necessary.
Coordinate, schedule, and attend meetings with Producing Director, creating agendas and taking minutes, keeping detailed records of all action items, deadlines and decisions, completing any follow-up as needed.
Coordinate the rights acquisition process and maintain positive relationships with licensing representatives.
Work with the Playhouse’s casting director in the scheduling of auditions and coordination of availability checks and offers.
Help launch the Playhouse’s new Cabaret Series and coordinate scheduling, offers and production details.
Execute planning for the Emerging Professionals Program.
Support the Producers in their planning and day-of activities at the Annual Gala.
Serve as the Producers’ liaison to the Board of Directors.
Read script submissions for new plays and musicals and prepare brief evaluations.
Provide support in developing relationships with visiting actors, creative teams, and writers from Roundabout Theatre Company’s Space Jam program.
Provide support to the Producers for any artistic programs as needed including all Produced and Presented shows, the Oscar Hammerstein Festival, Play Discovery Reading Series, South Asian Artistic Initiative, and more.
Maintain a safe, inclusive working environment in accordance with the Playhouse’s commitment to creating an equitable, diverse, and harassment-free environment.
Other duties as assigned at the discretion of the Producing Director.
Interested candidates should send a resume as well as a written, audio, or visual statement and references to Teresa Sanpietro (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please include Producing Associate in the Subject Line.
At least 2 years professional experience preferred; experience in producing, casting, arts administration, personal assistance, and/or general management preferred
Must have worked in a professional office environment
Excellent written, verbal and organizational skills
Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality
Strong attention to detail and follow-through
Ability to multitask, and to be nimble, and display a sense of humor
Bucks County Playhouse, a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization, is committed to providing the finest in theatrical entertainment for visitors and residents of New Hope and the Bucks County area. Its mission is to present first class professional entertainment and regain the Playhouse’s historic place in the national theatrical landscape, and to stimulate, support, inspire and celebrate the performing arts via its involvement with community programs, partnerships and arts education. The Playhouse has become one of the leading theaters on the East Coast and is the largest arts organization in Bucks County. Bringing back to life a sterling example from the history of 20th century theatre, the Playhouse presents a year-round schedule of six to nine original productions, giving established theatre artists the chance to try new things and talented early career artists the experience and mentorship to launch successful careers. It also presents twenty-five plus visiting artist presentations. Its two-acre campus includes the historic playhouse, its full-scale restaurant and bar Playhouse Deck, an outdoor courtyard bar, waterfall picnic area, river promenade, and an intimate performance space ...in a historic barn. It also operates the Lambertville Hall, home of its education programs, in Lambertville, New Jersey.