Associate Director of Programming and Outreach Theater Rentals, Music and Family Programming
Job Description as of July 2021
The Associate Director of Programming and Outreach with an emphasis on theater rentals and music and family programming thrives in a team-oriented programming environment and is a creative thinker with a deep and comprehensive understanding of the music and theater industries. S(he) has an existing network of professional contacts in theater and across several musical genres. Familiarity with off-Broadway, off-off Broadway companies and regional theater companies who are potential renters, or co-producers is a plus.
The Associate Director of Programming and Outreach is also tasked with helping to identify and advance the Sheen Center’s seasonal music and family programming. S(he) will assist in building relationships with musicians, managers, music promoters, music producers and theater companies that match up well with the Sheen Center’s mission. S(he) is also tasked with booking our two theaters and studios to renters, proactively striving to identify, build and strengthen relationships with theater companies, film producers and independent promoters that are able to meet our content, quality and financial guidelines.
The Associate Director of Programming and Outreach will be the primary line producer on Sheen music events, and some talk events, and works closely with our communications and production departments to achieve the best outcomes for each event. As a line producer, s(he) is present on the day of the event to ensure proper coordination between departments.
For approximately ten percent of the Associate Director’s weekly work hours, s(he) will assist the Executive Director of the Sheen Center with a diverse set of project-based tasks.
Reporting to: Director of Programming and Outreach Specific Duties:
1. For Sheen-produced Music, Theater and Family events:
- Creates, deepens and fosters relationships with musical artists, managers, promoters, and producers.
- Originates project ideas and participates in the development of music events.
- Serves as the Sheen’s ‘eyes and ears’ for identifying artists in theater, film projects and music who fit the Sheen Center’s programming series by leveraging a network of industry professionals who are actively producing in New York City and regionally.
- Attends concerts, festivals and other music and theater events as necessary.
- Serves as a line producer for music, family and some talk events, taking on primary responsibilities for communications with artists and Sheen Center staff in production, marketing and management departments through the execution of the event.
- Attends weekly programming and weekly staff meetings.
2. For Rental Events
- Creates and manages all rental contracts.
- Serves as primary interface with theater and all other clients interested in renting the Loreto and/or Black Box Theatre and studios.
- Follows the rental process protocols; coordinates the hand-off of all rental clients to other departments i.e. marketing, box office, production, etc. and continues to serve as the overall manager of the client.
- Gives tours of the Sheen Center to prospective renters and producing partners.
3. Assists Executive Director (if needed)
- For approximately 10% of weekly hours assists Executive Director on a diverse range of projects and serves as his liaison for new programming ideas and initiatives.
Several years working in the NYC based music and theater industry, with a broad range of experience including work as a producer, promoter, etc.
Superior ability to evaluate theater scripts and musical talent and provide concise written evaluations.
Ability to manage projects and communicate effectively as a line producer for Music and Talk events.
A Bachelors degree in music, theater or a related field. Better than average people skills.
Effective and broad communication skills.
A strong commitment to the Sheen Center’s mission.
Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to: David.DiCerto@sheencenter.org