Executive Producer – The Untitled Ginsberg Project

WHO: The Untitled Ginsberg Project

POSITION: Executive Producer

DESCRIPTION: Seeking independent Producer to work alongside Director Joshua W. Kelley (National Theatre Institute at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, Pace University) and Artistic Producer Ali Skye Bennet (current Producer & Company Manager for Transport Group Theatre Company) on THE UNTITLED GINSBERG PROJECT, a collaboratively generated theatrical response to Allen Ginsberg’s groundbreaking poem “Howl.” A workshop / development phase is slated for early 2014, followed by a full-scale, world-premiere production in New York City and “Footsteps of Ginsberg” tour across the country.

As an integral member of the Director-Producer partnership, the Executive Producer will initiate, coordinate, and supervise all elements of this three-phase production process, including financial, technological, and administrative. The E.P. will oversee all workings of the organization, with a focus on grant writing/proposal submissions, financial management, planning, staffing, and overall operations. S/he must have the ability to manage the staff by delegating responsibility and offering a clear understanding of the objective as well as provide motivation and support.

This is a real “passion project” — the passion & drive to collaboratively create, nurture, develop, and produce new, exciting theatrical work is essential. The Executive Producer must be able to work well as a team player with the other lead artists, but also must be able to work independently as the head of their department, taking initiative on fundraising efforts, securing resources, creating partnerships with other producing organizations, and generally being a resourceful and responsible partner throughout the entire process. The ideal candidate will have several years of professional experience with not-for-profit business practices and personnel management, excellent organizational and project management skills, and the ability to represent the company in the public forum. Flexibility and “out-of-the-box” thinking is essential, as well as the ability to quickly adapt with the unique and continually-changing needs of a devised piece of theatre, and a willingness to get your hands dirty when necessary.

Essential duties & responsibilities include:
– creating and implementing plans for development & fundraising
– managing the calendar of deadlines and executing the applications for grant/residency proposal submissions
– creating production budgets and monitoring spending
– leading and facilitating the professional development of the production staff
– developing and negotiating contracts with artists, production teams, and venues
– acting as company liaison by facilitating artist & crew collaboration and communication
– attending tech and production meetings throughout the process
– acting as Line Producer by coordinating schedules, equipment rentals, and design needs with Production Manager, Designers, venue, and artistic team
– acting as Company Manager by facilitating contracts, payroll, and coordinating travel when necessary

The ideal candidate will bring:
– 3-5 years artistic administration and/or general/company management experience in a non-profit performing arts organization
– A passion for developing new work and knowledge of the NYC artistic community
– strong writing skills and a passion for company development through fundraising and grant-writing
– Excellent communication skills, detail oriented, excellent follow-up skills
– An ability to communicate successfully with artists, board members and other stakeholders
– Capacity to translate artistic needs and values into institutional strategies
– Superior interpersonal and communication skills, including the poise and presence to be effective representing the company to a wide range of constituents – from grantmakers to corporate sponsors to other non-profit organizations to nationwide commercially-producing theaters.
– Excellent planning and organizational skills
– Demonstrated ability to produce events from top to bottom
– Strong self-motivator with “fire in the belly” to produce unforgettable theatrical events
– Staff management experience
– Superior writing skills
– Flexibility, creative thinking and drive; a strong sense of self, tempered by an empathic nature and emotional intelligence
– A sense of humor paired with a superior work ethic and a calm, confident presence during chaotic production periods is essential
– A personality willing to “jump in” whenever and however needed to get the job done

Compensation will be commensurate with experience, and – at this current juncture – will be wholly based on the success of the Executive Producer’s fundraising/grant-winning efforts.

To Apply: To apply, send a resume and cover letter detailing your experience and interest to: TheUntitledGinsbergProject@gmail.com

For more information about THE UNTITLED GINSBERG PROJECT, its goals, the artistic team, projected timeline, and more, go to:
http://www.aliskyebennet.com/the-untitled-ginsberg-project.html

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