Production Assistant Job Opening for Fall 2017

Reports to Production Manager

OVERVIEW OF COMPANY

A Cappella Productions (ACP) is a production company focusing solely on Vocal Music Production. Based in Buffalo, NY, and in our nine year history we have produced over 700 shows, 50 studio albums, and have worked with numerous high school, collegiate, and professional a cappella groups and bands.

A Cappella Productions is responsible for all shows and events held by our clients. This includes up to and exceeding one-hundred shows per year, a busy season of cross-town and away shows/events. The company operates by providing sound, lighting, and recording services for contemporary a cappella groups and supporting revenue streams from production hires and construction services.

OVERVIEW OF ROLE

We are looking for dedicated individuals who have a desire to work in concert and studio production environments. Experience in theatre or production is desired but not required. An ideal candidate will have the ability to 'think on their feet' and move quickly in a high paced environment. All necessary skills and training will be provided on the job as well during various training and networking events. This position is ideal for students or seasonal employees who desire to work during the college semester schedule.

The Production Assistant is a key role in the company, working on all in house projects and external productions, shows, private hires, rentals, external builds and other events. The Production Assistant will be focused on contemporary a cappella shows, assisting with stock management, building and equipment maintenance, set-up and support, and production logistics. The ideal candidate will have a background in stage management or technical theatre, and be looking to further their career towards production management. This is a job suited to a confident, organized "all-arounder" (equally confident with a power tool, a paintbrush, or a par can) with an inherent knowledge of the value of assets and proven experience of working within a team towards a common end.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES

Productions

Premises, Stores & Equipment

Other Duties

REQUIRED SKILLS

Essential

Desirable

This job description is a guide to the nature of the work required. It is not wholly comprehensive or restrictive and may be reviewed with the post holder and line manager as required.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT

Hours

A typical working weekend is 20 hours, Friday to Sunday not counting travel. 2:00PM to 12:00AM. However, in order to fulfill the duties of the post, the post-holder will be required to work some extended hours and weekdays, especially during busy weeks.

Salary

There will be an initial pay rate while you complete our training process. After completion, raises will be given commensurate with experience. All travel from departure point included. Lodging and one meal included for overnights. Please send a CV and cover letter, detailing your suitability for the post and level of experience with salary requirements, to careers@acaproducers.com. Prospective candidates will be contacted for in person or phone interview.