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NEW YORK STAGE AND FILM SUMMER SEASON 2024

New York Stage and Film is hiring for our 2024 Summer Season in Poughkeepsie, NY, the cornerstone of our annual programming that serves the needs of artists developing new plays, musicals, screenplays, and TV shows. During the Summer Season, professional artists and practitioners live and work together in a collaborative artistic environment, away from critical and commercial pressures, and develop new stories through readings, workshops, and residencies.  Seasonal positions will run from early-July through mid-August with some pre-season preparation for certain roles. 

 

For 39 years, NYSAF has operated as a vital incubator for artists and their work, a catalyst for stories that start with us and continue across the country and around the world. With artist-driven flexibility, resources and opportunities are shaped to meet projects at every step of their development. Learn about our programming here.

Organization History & Notable Projects.

 

NYSAF believes in artistic freedom, artistic expression, and empowering artists to reach their fullest visions. We believe that process can only be fostered in a creative space that is also a safe space. All NYSAF community members are required to read and encouraged to uphold our Code of Conduct

 

NYSAF is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants shall be afforded equal employment opportunities without discrimination because of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, age, disability or marital status. Candidates from populations underrepresented in the theater field are strongly encouraged to apply.

POSITIONS AVAILABLE

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Applications below:

COMPANY MANAGER

Positions & Rates

Company Manager

$1080.20/wk

Additional Support

  • Free Housing

  • Partial Travel Reimbursement

Deadline

Open-Ended

COMPANY MANAGER

This is a seasonal position with a guaranteed pay of $1,080.20 per week during the Summer Season, which encompasses 50 hours of work per week (40 hours at base pay of $19.64/hour; 10 hours at OT 1.5x pay of $29.46/hour). Between 100 - 140 pre/post season hours can be expected, spread out among many weeks leading up to and after the Summer Season, which will be paid at the base rate of $19.64/hour. Any additional overtime over 50 hours during the Summer Season will be paid 1.5x at $29.46/hour. The Company Manager is required to be in the Hudson Valley from early-July through mid-August 2024. Housing and partial transportation reimbursement are provided. Work week: Tuesday - Sunday*. Company Manager will need to manage a 45-50 hr/wk cap for their respective department. Comprehensive Residency Info Here.

 

The COMPANY MANAGER works closely with the Artistic Director to oversee the day-to-day experience of all artists and staff in residence during the NYSAF Summer Season. As a member of a team tasked with welcoming and caring for multiple artists/artistic teams developing new stores in-process away from their homes, all individuals are expected to be nimble, adaptive, and patient.

 

*The Company Management team will operate with an alternate day-off that rotates among teammates in order to provide turnover coverage on Mondays.

 

To note: one of NYSAF’s founding principles is to facilitate the sharing of knowledge from one artistic generation to the next. All members of the year-round and seasonal leadership team are encouraged to embrace an environment of learning that can manifest in concert with our professional responsibilities.

ASSISTANT COMPANY MANAGERS

Positions & Rates

Asst. Company Manager

$739.58/wk

Additional Support

  • Free Housing

  • Partial Travel Reimbursement

Deadline

Open-Ended

ASSISTANT COMPANY MANAGERS

This is a seasonal position with a guaranteed pay of $739.58 per week during the Summer Season, which encompasses 45 hours of work per week (40 hours at base pay of $15.57/hour; 5 hours at OT 1.5x pay of $23.35/hour). The base hourly rate for this position is $15.57/hour. Any additional overtime over 45 hours during the Summer Season will be paid 1.5x at $23.35/hour. The Assistant Company Managers are required to be in residence in the Hudson Valley from early-July through mid-August 2024. Housing and partial transportation reimbursement are provided. Work week: Tuesday - Sunday*. Comprehensive Residency Info Here.

 

The ASSISTANT COMPANY MANAGERS work closely with the Company  Manager to oversee the day-to-day experience of all artists and staff in residence during the NYSAF Summer Season.  As a member of a team tasked with welcoming and caring for multiple artists/artistic teams developing new stores in-process away from their homes, all individuals are expected to be nimble, adaptive, and patient. 

 

*The Company Management team will operate with an alternate day-off that rotates among teammates in order to provide turnover coverage on Mondays.

ASSISTANT PRODUCTION MANAGER

Positions & Rates

Asst. Production Manager

$739.58/wk

Additional Support

  • Free Housing

  • Partial Travel Reimbursement

Deadline

Open-Ended

ASSISTANT PRODUCTION MANAGER

This is a seasonal position with a guaranteed pay of $739.58 per week during the Summer Season, which encompasses 45 hours of work per week (40 hours at base pay of $15.57/hour; 5 hours at OT 1.5x pay of $23.35/hour). The base hourly rate for this position is $15.57/hour. Any additional overtime over 45 hours during the Summer Season will be paid 1.5x at  $23.35/hour. The Assistant Production Manager is required to be in residence in the Hudson Valley from early-July through mid-August 2024. Housing and partial transportation reimbursement are provided. Work week: Tuesday - Sunday. Comprehensive Residency Info Here.

 

The ASSISTANT PRODUCTION MANAGER works closely with the Production Manager to oversee the safe and orderly operations of NYSAF activities as a part of the 2024 season. Adding technical support to works that are in-process is very different from mounting a production which is ready to be staged. While our artistic teams are invited to embrace fully being in a state of process, they are also often managing pressures from outside the NYSAF community which place an emphasis on product. To that end, a successful production team requires patience, nimbleness, grace, and the ability to acknowledge multitudes. We have learned that these values in concert with our Code of Conduct makes for the most productive process-driven environment.

 

As a member of a residency-based team, our roles and responsibilities will encompass not only production needs but also building and maintaining the creative and professional values of the NYSAF community. Some tasks may fall “outside” of expected parameters, including weekly welcoming procedures, process-specific creative thinking, and even chipping in with small tasks (like turning on the coffee machine if you’re the first one in the office).

LIGHTING

Positions & Rates

Lighting Director

$1,068.65/wk

Head Electrician

$739.58/wk

Additional Support

  • Free Housing

  • Partial Travel Reimbursement

Deadline

Open-Ended

LIGHTING DIRECTOR

This is a seasonal position with a guaranteed pay of $1,068.65 per week during the Summer Season, which encompasses 50 hours of work per week (40 hours at base pay of $19.43/hour; 10 hours at OT 1.5x pay of $29.14/hour). Between 40 - 70 pre-season hours can be expected, spread out among many weeks leading up to the Summer Season, which will be paid at the base rate of $19.43/hour. Any additional overtime over 50 hours during the Summer Season will be paid 1.5x at $29.14/hour. The Lighting Director is required to be in the Hudson Valley from early-July through mid-August 2024. Housing and partial transportation reimbursement are provided. Work week: Tuesday - Sunday. The Lighting Director will need to manage a 45 hr/wk cap for their respective department. Comprehensive Residency Info Here.

 

The LIGHTING DIRECTOR works closely with the Head Electrician, Lighting Apprentice, and other members of the Production Staff to oversee the Lighting Department and NYSAF Summer Season operations. This position reports to the Production Manager. 

 

To note: one of NYSAF’s founding principles is to facilitate the sharing of knowledge from one artistic generation to the next. All members of the year-round and seasonal leadership team are encouraged to embrace an environment of learning that can manifest in concert with our professional responsibilities.

HEAD ELECTRICIAN 

This is a seasonal position with a guaranteed pay of $739.58 per week during the Summer Season, which encompasses 45 hours of work per week (40 hours at base pay of $15.57/hour; 5 hours at OT 1.5x pay of $23.35/hour). The base hourly rate for this position is $15.57/hour. Any additional overtime over 45 hours during the Summer Season will be paid 1.5x at $23.35/hour. The Head Electrician is required to be in residence in the Hudson Valley from early-July through mid-August 2024. Housing and partial transportation reimbursement are provided. Work week: Tuesday - Sunday. Comprehensive Residency Info Here.


The HEAD ELECTRICIAN works closely with the Lighting Director to oversee the Lighting Department and NYSAF Summer Season operations. This position reports to the Lighting Director. 

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Adding technical support to works that are in-process is very different from mounting a production which is ready to be staged. While our artistic teams are invited to embrace fully being in a state of process, they are also often managing pressures from outside the NYSAF community which place an emphasis on product. To that end, a successful production team requires patience, nimbleness, grace, and the ability to acknowledge multitudes. We have learned that these values in concert with our Code of Conduct makes for the most productive process-driven environment.

As a member of a residency-based team, our roles and responsibilities will encompass not only production needs but also building and maintaining the creative and professional values of the NYSAF community. Some tasks may fall “outside” of expected parameters, including weekly welcoming procedures, process-specific creative thinking, and even chipping in with small tasks (like turning on the coffee machine if you’re the first one in the office).

AUDIO

Positions & Rates

Audio Director

$1,068.65/wk

Audio Mixer

$739.58/wk

Audio Technician

$712.50/wk

Additional Support

  • Free Housing

  • Partial Travel Reimbursement

Deadline

Open-Ended

AUDIO DIRECTOR 

This is a seasonal position with a guaranteed pay of $1,068.65 per week during the Summer Season, which encompasses 50 hours of work per week (40 hours at base pay of $19.43/hour; 10 hours at OT 1.5x pay of $29.14/hour). Between 40 - 70 pre-season hours can be expected, spread out among many weeks leading up to the Summer Season, which will be paid at the base rate of $19.43/hour. Any additional overtime over 50 hours during the Summer Season will be paid 1.5x at $29.14/hour. The Audio Director is required to be in the Hudson Valley from early-July through mid-August 2024. Housing and partial transportation reimbursement are provided. Work week: Tuesday - Sunday. Director will need to manage a 45 hr/wk cap for their respective department. Comprehensive Residency Info Here.


The AUDIO DIRECTOR works closely with the Audio Mixer, Audio Technician, Audio Apprentice, and other members of the Production Staff to oversee the Audio Department and NYSAF Summer Season operations. This position reports to the Production Manager.

To note: one of NYSAF’s founding principles is to facilitate the sharing of knowledge from one artistic generation to the next. All members of the year-round and seasonal leadership team are encouraged to embrace an environment of learning that can manifest in concert with our professional responsibilities.

AUDIO MIXER (A1)

This is a seasonal position with a guaranteed pay of $739.58 per week during the Summer Season, which encompasses 45 hours of work per week (40 hours at base pay of $15.57/hour; 5 hours at OT 1.5x pay of $23.35/hour). The base hourly rate for this position is $15.57/hour. Any additional overtime over 45 hours during the Summer Season will be paid 1.5x at $23.35/hour. The Audio Mixer is required to be in residence in the Hudson Valley from early-July through mid-August 2024. Housing and partial transportation reimbursement are provided. Work week: Tuesday - Sunday. Comprehensive Residency Info Here.

 

The AUDIO MIXER works closely with the Audio Director, Audio Apprentice, and other members of the Production Staff to oversee the Audio Department and NYSAF Summer Season operations. This position reports to the Audio Director.

AUDIO TECHNICIAN

This is a seasonal position with a guaranteed pay of $712.50 per week during the Summer Season, which encompasses 45 hours of work per week (40 hours at base pay of $15/hour; 5 hours at OT 1.5x pay of $22.50/hour). The base hourly rate for this position is $15/hour. Any additional overtime over 45 hours during the Summer Season will be paid 1.5x at $22.50/hour. Comprehensive Residency Info Here.

 

The AUDIO TECHNICIAN works closely with the Audio Director, Audio Mixer, Audio Apprentice, and other members of the Production Staff to oversee the Sound Department and NYSAF Summer Season operations. This position reports to the Audio Director.

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Adding technical support to works that are in-process is very different from mounting a production which is ready to be staged. While our artistic teams are invited to embrace fully being in a state of process, they are also often managing pressures from outside the NYSAF community which place an emphasis on product. To that end, a successful production team requires patience, nimbleness, grace, and the ability to acknowledge multitudes. We have learned that these values in concert with our Code of Conduct makes for the most productive process-driven environment.

 

As a member of a residency-based team, our roles and responsibilities will encompass not only production needs but also building and maintaining the creative and professional values of the NYSAF community. Some tasks may fall “outside” of expected parameters, including weekly welcoming procedures, process-specific creative thinking, and even chipping in with small tasks (like turning on the coffee machine if you’re the first one in the office).

BOX OFFICE/FRONT OF HOUSE MANAGER

Positions & Rates

Box Office/Front of House Manager

$739.58/wk

Additional Support

  • Free Housing

  • Partial Travel Reimbursement

Deadline

Open-Ended

BOX OFFICE/FRONT OF HOUSE MANAGER

This is a seasonal position with a guaranteed pay of $739.58 per week during the Summer Season which encompasses 45 hours of work per week (40 hours at base pay of $15.57/hour; 5 hours at OT 1.5x pay of $23.35/hour). About 40 - 60 pre-season hours can be expected, spread out among a few weeks leading up to the Summer Season, which will be paid at the base rate of $15.57/hour. Any additional overtime over 45 hours during the Summer Season will be paid 1.5x at $23.35/hour. The Box Office/ Front of House Manager (BO/FOH) is required to be in residence in the Hudson Valley from early-July through mid-August 2024. Housing and partial transportation reimbursement are provided. Comprehensive Residency Info Here.

The BO/ FOH Manager will oversee the planning, coordination, and implementation of all aspects of audience services for all public performances in the New York Stage and Film’s 2024 Summer Season. They will ensure hospitable, smooth and efficient Front of House and Box Office operations including the reservation of tickets, audience communication, guest check-in and guest seating. Managing a team of ushers, the BO/ FOH manager leads by example at all times and provides the highest level of customer service to all guests. 

As a member of a residency-based team, our roles and responsibilities will encompass not only production needs but also building and maintaining the creative and professional values of the NYSAF community. Some tasks may fall “outside” of expected parameters, including weekly welcoming procedures, process-specific creative thinking, and even chipping in with small tasks (like turning on the coffee machine if you’re the first one in the office).

DIGITAL CONTENT CREATOR

Positions & Rates

Digital Content Creator

$712.50/wk

Additional Support

  • Free Housing

  • Partial Travel Reimbursement

Deadline

Open-Ended

DIGITAL CONTENT CREATOR 

This is a seasonal position with a guaranteed pay of $712.50 per week during the Summer Season, which encompasses 45 hours of work per week (40 hours at base pay of $15/hour; 5 hours at OT 1.5x pay of $22.50/hour). The base hourly rate for this position is $15/hour. Any additional overtime over 45 hours during the Summer Season will be paid 1.5x at $22.50/hour. The Digital Content Creator is required to be in the Hudson Valley from early-July through mid-August 2024. Housing and partial transportation reimbursement are provided. Work week: Tuesday - Sunday. Comprehensive Residency Info Here.

 

The Digital Content Creator will be a creative and collaborative storyteller and designer who will see  projects through from concept to launch. They will be hands-on in conceiving, creating, editing, and posting on-brand digital design, photography, and video content to be shared across all New York Stage and Film’s networks. This person will work both independently and in collaboration with the Marketing Associate. A successful candidate will be experienced in digital design and video production, and comfortable prioritizing and managing multiple projects at the same time while working both independently and in a team setting. 

As a member of a residency-based team, our roles and responsibilities will encompass not only production needs but also building and maintaining the creative and professional values of the NYSAF community. Some tasks may fall “outside” of expected parameters, including weekly welcoming procedures, process-specific creative thinking, and even chipping in with small tasks (like turning on the coffee machine if you’re the first one in the office).

APPRENTICESHIPS

Positions & Rates

Arts Admin

Production & Lighting

Production & Audio

Stage Management

$600/wk

Additional Support

  • Free Housing

  • Partial Travel Reimbursement

Deadline

Thursday, February 29 by 11:59 pm

This is a seasonal position with a guaranteed pay of $600 per week during the Summer Season, which encompasses 40 hours of work per week. The base hourly rate for this position is $15/hour. Any overtime over 40 hours during the Summer Season will be paid 1.5x at $22.50/hour. Approximately 5 hours of overtime may occur during a busier week of programming. Apprentices are required to be in residence in the Hudson Valley from early-July through mid-August 2024. Housing, and partial transportation reimbursement are provided. Work week: Tuesday - Sunday, 40 hours/week. Comprehensive Residency Info Here.

ARTS ADMINISTRATION

PRODUCTION & AUDIO

PRODUCTION & LIGHTING

STAGE MANAGEMENT

 

APPRENTICES work closely with their department colleagues to oversee the NYSAF Summer Season operations. Each position reports to their respective department head. As a member of a residency-based team, our roles and responsibilities will encompass not only production needs but also building and maintaining the creative and professional values of the NYSAF community. Some tasks may fall “outside” of expected parameters, including weekly welcoming procedures, process-specific creative thinking, and even chipping in with small tasks (like turning on the coffee machine if you’re the first one in the office).

The New York Stage and Film Apprentice program supports the next generation of theater artists with an unparalleled opportunity to live, work, and train alongside top professionals. The Apprentice program is best suited for individuals who have a basic understanding of their department, and who are seeking a robust opportunity to further them on their respective trajectories. Applicants do not need to be in degree-seeking programs to be eligible. NYSAF encourages individuals with unconventional yet applicable experience to apply.

Company Manager
Asst. Company Manager
Asst. Production Manager
Lighting Director
Head Electritican
Audio Director
Audio Mixer
Digital Content Creator
Apprenticeship
BO/FOH
AUDIO TECH
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