Assistant Production Manager

Assistant Production Manager

CATEGORY: Technical

Fisher Center at Bard College
Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504


Kayla Leacock

Job Details


This July and August, Bard SummerScape, a multi-arts festival presented by the Fisher Center at Bard, returns with a full season of live music, dance, opera, and performance, staged for limited in-person audiences both indoors and out across Bard’s idyllic 1,000-acre campus, while adhering to rigorous health and safety protocols.

Reporting directly to the Director of Production (DOP) and working closely with other members of the Fisher Center Production Department, the Assistant Production Manager will assist in the management of all productions taking place in the Fisher Center during the SummerScape festival. The APM will have a specific focus on the production management of the opera and the Bard Music Festival (BMF).

This is a seasonal, hourly non-exempt (overtime-eligible) position, paid hourly at a rate range of $19–22/hr, depending on experience.

Remote work for this position will begin on or around May 3. In-person work will commence on or around June 10 through August 19, 2021.

This position requires local residence; housing will be provided if needed.


-Maintain a safe, healthy, and inclusive workplace at all times.

-Assist the Director of Production in overseeing the preparation, installation, operation, and maintenance of all technical elements of the productions and special events happening in Sosnoff Theater and LUMA Theater.

-Assist with the day-to-day management of the opera and BMF.

-Attend all opera and BMF production meetings; run production meetings in DOP’s absence.

-Assist with production calendar management.

-Assist with production budget management.

-Assist with production contracting.

-Assist the department heads in creating and coordinating detailed labor plans.

-Assist the department heads in the logistical planning with outside vendors, including rental houses and scene shops.

-Assist with the training of all summer production staff in proper safety procedures.

-Attend opera and BMF rehearsals as needed.

-Manage crew calls as needed.

-Attend opera and BMF technical rehearsals and run post rehearsal production meetings as needed.

-Work with the Production Administrator to coordinate crew timesheets and production purchasing.

-Other Duties as assigned by DOP.

Company-Wide Responsibilities:

The Fisher Center is currently undergoing an organization-wide process of change toward becoming an anti-racist, multicultural institution. All on staff are expected to:

-Commit to anti-racism and inclusivity at the Fisher Center. This includes participating in any trainings when scheduled, supporting departmental, company-wide, and cross-departmental collaboration in issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and furthering your own independent journey with anti-racism

-Contribute in meaningful ways to the organizational culture


-Previous theatrical or live event production management experience.

-Basic knowledge in the practices and procedures of all theatrical departments.

-Knowledge and ability to instruct others on current industry standard safety practices and procedures.

-Ability to read and understand scenic and construction drawings.

-Experience managing budgets, schedules, and calendars.

-Working knowledge of Google Suite.

-Experience with Vectorworks, AutoCad, Lightwright, and other production related software is a plus.

-Successful candidates possess strong communication skills and a keen attention to detail. They are collaborative, self-motivated, and bring a positive, can-do attitude!


Bard’s beautiful 1,000-acre campus is situated on the east bank of the Hudson River, in Annandale-on Hudson, New York. Community life is defined by numerous cultural and recreational opportunities in the surrounding historic Hudson River Valley and by proximity to New York City. Nearby towns and villages include Rhinebeck, Tivoli, and Red Hook, New York.


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Applications for this position are due Wednesday, April 21, 2021.

For any questions or issues with the application form, please contact

Bard College is an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications from those who contribute to our diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, mental, or physical disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, familial status, veteran status, or genetic information. Bard is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation for all individuals in employment practices, services, programs, and activities.


SummerScape is a world renowned multi-arts festival presented by the Fisher Center at Bard. This July and August, Bard SummerScape returns with a full season of live music, dance, opera, and performance, culminating in the 31st annual Bard Music Festival, Nadia Boulanger and Her World. Productions will be staged for limited in-person audiences both indoors and out, across Bard’s idyllic 1,000-acre campus, adhering to rigorous health and safety protocols while celebrating the joys of live performance and the beauty of the Hudson Valley.


The Fisher Center develops, produces, and presents performing arts across disciplines through new productions and context-rich programs that challenge and inspire. As a premier professional performing arts center and a hub for research and education, the Fisher Center supports artists, students, and audiences in the development and examination of artistic ideas, offering perspectives from the past and present, as well as visions of the future. The Fisher Center demonstrates Bard’s commitment to the performing arts as a cultural and educational necessity. Home is the Fisher Center for the Performing Arts, designed by Frank Gehry and located on the campus of Bard College in New York’s Hudson Valley. The Fisher Center offers outstanding programs to many communities, including the students and faculty of Bard College, and audiences in the Hudson Valley, New York City, across the country, and around the world. Building on a 159-year history as a competitive and innovative undergraduate institution, Bard is committed to enriching culture, public life, and democratic discourse by training tomorrow’s thought leaders.


Founded in 1860, Bard College is a four-year residential college of the liberal arts and sciences located 90 miles north of New York City. With the addition of the Montgomery Place estate, Bard’s campus consists of nearly 1000 park-like acres in the Hudson River Valley. It offers bachelor of arts, bachelor of science, and bachelor of music degrees, with majors in nearly 40 academic programs; graduate degrees in 11 programs; nine early colleges; and numerous dual-degree programs nationally and internationally. Building on its 159-year history as a competitive and innovative undergraduate institution, Bard College has expanded its mission as a private institution acting in the public interest across the country and around the world to meet broader student needs and increase access to liberal education. The undergraduate program at our main campus in upstate New York has a reputation for scholarly excellence, a focus on the arts, and civic engagement. Bard is committed to enriching culture, public life, and democratic discourse by training tomorrow’s thought leaders. For more information about Bard College, visit


June 10, 2021 - August 19, 2021