Health Safety Manager

Fisher Center at Bard

60 Manor Ave
NY 12504




Feb 17, 2022

Over eight weeks this summer (June-August), Bard SummerScape, a multi-arts festival presented by the Fisher Center at Bard, returns with a full season of dance, theater, opera, music, and the beloved Spiegeltent, staged for in-person audiences from Bard’s idyllic 1,000-acre campus and its Frank Gehry-designed performing arts center while adhering to rigorous health and safety protocols.

The Health Safety Manager will be responsible for implementing, supporting, and carrying out COVID health safety procedures for artists, staff, and audiences. They will oversee a team of Health Safety Coordinators to ensure proper staffing to assist and support protocols for all rehearsals and performances.
This is a seasonal, exempt position from approximately April 11 to August 19, 2022, compensated at $15,000.

Hours will be approximately 10–20 hours/week from April 11 to May 30 (remote) and approximately 40 hours/week (on-site) from May 31 to August 19.

Some site visits and in-person prep meetings prior to May 31 may be required - transportation and lodging costs will be covered.

Local residence is required from May 31 to August 19; campus housing will be provided free of charge if needed.


  • Work closely with Fisher Center leadership, Bard College COVID Response Teams, and medical consultants to develop clear protocols for all SummerScape activities compliant with Bard College, CDC, state, local, and any applicable union guidelines.
  • Manage and schedule a team of Health Safety Coordinators to ensure coverage for any testing and health safety support needs for all activities, including rehearsals, performances, and special events. Collect/approve/submit timesheets for the team.
  • Oversee adherence to protocols for handwashing, masks, symptom monitoring, disinfection, and the use of personal protective equipment (PPE).
  • Manage contact sheets, testing schedules, and collection of vaccination proof from all participants.
  • Conduct contact tracing and coordinate, with Bard College COVID Response Team, response procedures in the case of a positive test result.
  • Source and stock health safety materials (tests, PPE, etc.)
  • Coordinate first-aid training and other applicable training for Health Safety and other team members, as needed. Ensure required safety and protocol training for all cast and crew is provided and completed.
  • Other applicable duties as assigned.

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.

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.


SummerScape is a world-renowned multi-arts festival presented by the Fisher Center at Bard. Over eight weeks this summer (June-August), Bard SummerScape returns with a full season of dance, theater, opera, music, and the beloved Spiegeltent, culminating in the 32nd annual Bard Music Festival, Sergei Rachmaninoff and His World. Productions will be staged in Bard’s Frank Gehry-designed Fisher Center for the Performing Arts, adhering to rigorous health and safety protocols while celebrating the joys of live performance.


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.
Presenting more than 200 world-class events and welcoming 50,000 visitors each year, the Fisher Center supports artists at all stages of their careers and employs more than 300 professional artists annually. The Fisher Center is a powerful catalyst of art-making regionally, nationally, and worldwide. Every year it produces 8 to 10 major new works in various disciplines. Over the past five years, its commissioned productions have been seen in more than 100 communities around the world. During the 2018–19 season, six Fisher Center productions toured nationally and internationally. In 2019, the Fisher Center won the Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical for Daniel Fish’s production of Oklahoma!, which began life in 2007 as an undergraduate production at Bard and was produced professionally in the Fisher Center’s SummerScape Festival in 2015 before transferring to New York City.
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. Building on a 162-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 1,000 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 13 programs; nine early colleges; and numerous dual-degree programs nationally and internationally. Building on its 162-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



  • 3–5 years of professional experience in a supervisory role; experience working in COVID safety is preferred.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced festival to manage multiple venues, protocols, and priorities.
  • Background in the performing arts and/or production experience preferred.
  • COVID-19 compliance certification (courses offered through groups such as Health Education and Arts & Science).
  • Completion of Johns Hopkins University Contact Tracing (online course).
  • Medical awareness and knowledge about the Sars CoV-2 Virus and how it is transmitted.
  • Knowledge of all safety regulations governing the production; familiarity with Actors’ Equity rules for COVID compliance.
  • Strong decision-making skills and ability to take necessary steps.
  • Ability and enthusiasm to collaborate and be self-motivated.
  • Excellent communication and listening skills, a keen attention to detail, and a positive attitude.

Application Instructions

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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.