New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) seeks to appoint an Associate Producer, reporting to the Director of Artistic Planning.
The Associate Producer will be resourceful, adept in a fast-paced environment, and able to work nimbly with artists, technicians, administrators, vendors, faculty and students. The ideal candidate will be someone with exceptional attention to detail while executing multiple projects on overlapping as well as different timelines. They will have strong interpersonal and intercultural skills to work with diverse constituencies in overseeing the execution of The Arts Center’s public programs.
The Associate Producer will work closely with all Arts Center departments, to realize the Executive Artistic Director’s programming vision and ensure that events at The Arts Center at NYU Abu Dhabi represent the core values of excellence, collaboration, creativity, accessibility, innovation, respect, and understanding. The Associate Producer will also work in close partnership with the Director of External Relations and Partnerships, NYUAD faculty, and the Student Life department as needed to insure that student productions, university presentations, and events are given the same professional attention as visiting artists. The Associate Producer shall also work in collaboration with rental clients and partner events, from UAE government agencies to embassies to corporate clients to other arts organizations as needed.
Work in collaboration with the Director of Artistic Planning, creating and adhering to agreed communication systems and escalation procedures
Manage / execute Arts Center residencies, stand-alone events and other initiatives. Track and monitor the budgets for programs in collaboration with the Director of Artistic Planning
Ensure that artist schedules and timelines are on track in communication with artists, creative team members, and production staff. Provide clear communication to supervisors when any deviations arise which may impact the projects
In collaboration with Director of External Relations and Partnerships, ensure successful execution of outreach and educational activities, master classes, workshops as needed
Liaise with other departments (marketing, finance, house management, etc.) to disseminate necessary information pertaining to upcoming productions
Other duties as assigned. Schedule to be flexible based on artists and event schedules. Weekends and evening work shall be required
Event producing activities and responsibilities not limited to but including
Executing a global schedule to include any and all rehearsals, technical calls (in collaboration with the Director of Artistic planning and director of production), as well as performances and outreach/audience engagement/educational events
Manage catering (for artist/ clients/ crew plus any outward facing events), which may include some carrying of equipment and materials, set-up and clean-up
Manage transportation, visa, Marketing PR requests for artists in collaboration with the administrative and marketing teams
Coordinating access including assessing dressing room, green rooms, ID badges, etc
Serve as point person during residencies, accountable for logistics of artist events as well as problem solving on the artist/client’s behalf as necessary, including evenings and weekends
Will work in collaboration and communication with and under the supervision of the Director of Artistic Planning
Assist in communication for all elements of the event including Director of Production and technical team, FOH, outreach office (for Q and A and pre-show talks), financial reconciliation, etc, working in conjunction with The Arts Center teams
Liaise with facilities to clean and restore of artist facilities to normal condition
Communication any/all documentation requests with in-house Marketing, FOH, and technical team to ensure proper protocols and technical safety
Bachelors degree in a relevant field
5 years work experience producing performing arts events preferably with a range of disciplines: dance, theater, music and film
Ability to work evenings and weekend
Effective skills in communication, stakeholder management, planning, budgeting, scheduling, and the implementation of projects with a high level of attention to detail are required
Excellent record-keeping skills, organization, and ability to multi-task and collaborate across multiple departments
Flexible and resourceful problem-solving abilities
Exceptional communication skills and cultural sensitivity, and ability to deftly balance artist and Arts Center needs
Internal Number: AD0000100723
About The Arts Center NYU Abu Dhabi
The Arts Center is a complex of theaters and performance venues, a project space gallery, rehearsals rooms, film editing studios, classrooms, and workshops that houses NYU Abu Dhabi’s Theater, Music, Film, Visual Arts, and New Media Studies departments. As a vibrant laboratory for performance that both presents and develops work, the Arts Center fosters a dynamic relationship between the arts, scholarship, and community. The Arts Center presents distinguished professional artists from around the world alongside student, faculty, and community productions. The Arts Center offers NYUAD compelling programming that connects to the curriculum and illuminates the scholarly pursuits of students and faculty. Its range of public programs aim to animate and enrich the cultural life of both Abu Dhabi and the university through interaction.
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