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Production Supervisor

Department: Production
Location: Brooklyn, NY

Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) is a multi-disciplinary arts center located in Brooklyn, New York. For more than 150 years, BAM has been the home for adventurous artists, audiences, and ideasóengaging both global and local communities. With world-renowned programming in theater, dance, music, opera, film, and much more, BAM showcases the work of emerging artists and innovative modern masters.

We are seeking a full-time Production Supervisor to handle the technical aspects of BAM presentations, productions, rentals, and special events. This position is based in BAMís Fisher Building and will have a focus on carpentry and rigging.  The qualified candidate is a dynamic and creative problem solver with excellent communication skills and has experience in production management, managing or working in the carpentry and rigging field, and creating and managing a realistic production budget.

BAM administrative staff will be required to show proof of vaccination to enter the buildings as teams transition back to fully in-person operations.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Advance productions in BAMís Fisher building and on BAMís campus with a particular focus on technical and budget analysis, arrangement of equipment, and designing and implementing the schedule of technical staff and stagehands
  • Supervise crews and run events throughout the BAM campus
  • Manage the carpentry and rigging department in the BAM Fisher building, including advance work, assisting in hiring and scheduling of Fisher overhire labor, and supervising maintenance of in-house equipment
  • Collaborate with BAM Programming, General Management, and Operations to support the presentation of a diverse programmatic slate including BAMKids and Next Wave performances, humanities talks, education programs, a technical production workforce development program, and community programs and events.
  • Supervise, manage, and foster communication between all production departments
  • Consult and make recommendations on designer and stage management hiring


Working conditions:

  • Ability to lift up to 30 pounds and stand for prolonged periods of time. Ability to move throughout multiple facilities as required.


Required Experience, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Five years applicable professional theatrical work experience
  • Experience supervising or working in carpentry and rigging field
  • Expertise with Microsoft Suite, Autocad, and Vectorworks; ability to understand, write and administer contracts
  • Demonstrated writing and interpersonal skills
  • Willingness to work on an irregular schedule, often with long hours
  • Experience reading and interpreting drawings and other technical materials
  • Experience managing expenditures and budgets
  • Experience creating schedules and meeting deadlines
  • Comfortable working with DEI concepts, programs, and initiatives.
  • Must have the ability to satisfy NYC COVID-19 vaccination mandate for businesses.


Compensation: The salary for this position is $64,575. This position is full-time and a union position that will be paid in accordance with the UAW 2110 Collective Bargaining Agreement.

In addition, BAM provides a comprehensive benefit package including medical, dental and vision insurance, retirement plan opportunities including both 401(k) and pension plans, as well as BAM related benefits including access to BAMís amazing programming.


Application Instructions: Must complete an online application through BAM's website - no phone calls, emails, or walk-ins, please.

Internal Applicants must apply via the Internal Job Portal by the application deadline. Applications not submitted by the deadline may not be considered. Employees must meet all of the following criteria to be considered for an interview:

  • Meet the experience and skills requirement as outlined in the job post;
  • Performed in a satisfactory manner without any corrective actions in the last 12 months, and approval from your supervisor

Brooklyn Academy of Music is an Equal Opportunity Employer. BAM recognizes that historic institutional practices lead to a non-inclusive environment and is working to address diversity and inclusion in all forms. Individuals in BAM are experiencing their own pace during this process, which is not uncommon when addressing power and privilege. The Production team supports and continues to take part in this process.


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