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NYSAF SUMMER SEASON

    Positions will re-open Spring 2024

The New York Stage and Film Summer Season in Poughkeepsie, NY is the cornerstone of our annual artist support 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 late-June through mid-August with some pre-season preparation for certain roles. Opportunities & Descriptions Below.

For 38 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 is a company dedicated to flexible, artist-driven process. We believe 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.  NYSAF staff are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by their first day of in-person work.

COMPANY MANAGEMENT

Positions & Rates

Company Manager

$1060/wk

Asst. Company Mgrs.

$730/wk

Additional Support

$75/wk food stipend

Free Housing

Travel Reimbursement

Deadline

Open-Ended

COMPANY MANAGER *Position filled for 2023*

This is a seasonal position paid approximately $1060 per week. At least 40 hours of pre-season planning and staffing will be distributed over a number of weeks and compensated. The Company Manager is required to be in the Hudson Valley from late-June through mid-August 2023. Housing, transportation, and a $75 weekly food stipend are provided. Work week: Tuesday - Sunday*. Director will need to manage a 45 hr/wk cap for their respective department, with compensated overtime available.

ASSISTANT COMPANY MANAGERS *Positions filled for 2023*

These are seasonal positions paid approximately $730 per week. The Assistant Company Managers are required to be in residence in the Hudson Valley from late-June through mid-August 2023. Housing, transportation, and a $75 weekly food stipend are provided. Work week: Tuesday - Sunday*, 45 hours/week; approved overtime will be compensated. 

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.

PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT

Positions & Rates

Asst. Production Mgr.

$730/wk

Additional Support

$75/wk food stipend

Free Housing

Travel Reimbursement

Deadline

Open-Ended

ASSISTANT PRODUCTION MANAGER *Position filled for 2023*

This is a seasonal position paid approximately $730 per week. The Assistant Production Manager is required to be in residence in the Hudson Valley from late-June through mid-August 2023. Housing, transportation, and a $75 weekly food stipend are provided. Work week: Tuesday - Sunday, 45 hours/week; approved overtime will be compensated. 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 2023 season.

As a member of a team tasked with welcoming and providing production needs for multiple artists/artistic teams developing new stores in-process over the course of the season, all individuals are expected to be nimble, adaptive, and patient.

LIGHTING

Positions & Rates

Lighting Director

$1060/wk

Head Electrician

$730/wk

Electrician

$700/wk

Additional Support

$75/wk food stipend

Free Housing

Travel Reimbursement

Deadline

Open-Ended

LIGHTING DIRECTOR *Position filled for 2023*

This is a seasonal position paid approximately $1060 per week. At least 40 hours of pre-season planning and staffing will be distributed over a number of weeks and compensated. The Lighting Director is required to be in the Hudson Valley from late-June through mid-August 2023. Housing, transportation, and a $75 weekly food stipend are provided. Work week: Tuesday - Sunday. Director will need to manage a 45 hr/wk cap for their respective department, with compensated overtime available. The Lighting Director works closely with the Head Electrician, 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.

HEAD ELECTRICIAN & ELECTRICIAN *Position filled for 2023*

These are seasonal positions paid approximately $730 and $700 per week, respectively. The Head Electrician and Electrician are required to be in residence in the Hudson Valley from late-June through mid-August 2023. Housing, transportation, and a $75 weekly food stipend are provided. Work week: Tuesday - Sunday, 45 hours/week; approved overtime will be compensated. The Head Electrician and Electrician work closely with the Lighting Director to oversee the Lighting Department and NYSAF Summer Season operations. 

As a member of a team tasked with welcoming and providing production needs for multiple artists/artistic teams developing new stores in-process over the course of the season, all individuals are expected to be nimble, adaptive, and patient.

AUDIO

Positions & Rates

Audio Director

$1060/wk

Audio Mixer

$730/wk

Audio Technician

$700/wk

Additional Support

$75/wk food stipend

Free Housing

Travel Reimbursement

Deadline

Open-Ended

AUDIO DIRECTOR *Position filled for 2023*

This is a seasonal position paid approximately $1060 per week. At least 40 hours of pre-season planning and staffing will be distributed over a number of weeks and compensated. The Audio Director is required to be in the Hudson Valley from late-June through mid-August 2023. Housing, transportation, and a $75 weekly food stipend are provided. Work week: Tuesday - Sunday. Director will need to manage a 45 hr/wk cap for their respective department, with compensated overtime available. 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.

AUDIO MIXER & AUDIO TECHNICIAN *Position filled for 2023*

These are seasonal positions paid approximately $730 and $700 per week, respectively. The Audio Mixer and Technician are required to be in residence in the Hudson Valley from late-June through mid-August 2023. Housing, transportation, and a $75 weekly food stipend are provided. Work week: Tuesday - Sunday, 45 hours/week; approved overtime will be compensated. The Audio Mixer and Audio Technician work closely with the Audio Director, Audio Apprentice, and other members of the Production Staff to oversee the Sound Department and NYSAF Summer Season operations. This Audio Mixer is responsible for mixing musicals of various sizes. 

As a member of a team tasked with welcoming and providing production needs for multiple artists/artistic teams developing new stores in-process over the course of the season, all individuals are expected to be nimble, adaptive, and patient.

MARKETING ASSOCIATE

Positions & Rates

Marketing Assoc.

$710/wk

Additional Support

$75/wk food stipend

Free Housing

Travel Reimbursement

Deadline

Open-Ended

MARKETING ASSOCIATE *Position filled for 2023*

This is a seasonal position paid approximately $710 per week. The Marketing Associate is required to be in the Hudson Valley from late-June through mid-August 2023. The contract will begin a few weeks prior to the in-person residency, ramping up from a part to full-time basis for planning and preparation. Housing, transportation, and a $75 weekly food stipend are provided for the Hudson Valley-based weeks. Work week: Tuesday - Sunday. 45 hours/week; approved overtime will be compensated. The Marketing Associate will oversee the creation, coordination, and implementation of marketing initiatives to promote the New York Stage and Film brand and public performances in the 2023 Summer Season. A primary focus of the position is on graphic design and the creation of digital marketing/media.

As a member of a team supporting multiple artists/artistic teams developing new stores in-process over the course of the season, all individuals are expected to be nimble, adaptive, and patient.

APPRENTICESHIPS

Positions & Rates

Arts Admin

Audio

Lighting

Prod. Management

Stage Management

$600/wk

Additional Support

$75/wk food stipend

Free Housing

Travel Reimbursement

Deadline

Sunday, February 26

 by 11:59 pm

These are seasonal positions paid $600 per week. Apprentices are required to be in residence in the Hudson Valley from  from late-June through mid-August 2023. Housing, transportation, and a $75 weekly food stipend are provided. Work week: Tuesday - Sunday, 40 hours/week; approved overtime will be compensated. Apprentices work closely with their department colleagues to oversee the NYSAF Summer Season operations. Each position reports to their respective department head. 

ARTS ADMINISTRATION

AUDIO

LIGHTING

PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT

STAGE MANAGEMENT

 

NYSAF apprenticeships provide the next generation of theater artists with an unparalleled opportunity to live, work, and train alongside top professionals. The NYSAF summer staff forms a close community within the company’s stimulating and supportive environment and engages in extraordinary collaborations with other skilled professionals and world-class artists.

*Positions filled for 2023*

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