Production Management Assistant

Fisher Center at Bard

60 Manor Ave
NY 12504




Mar 28, 2023

Reporting directly to the Director of Production (DoP) and working closely with other members of the Fisher Center Production Department, the Production Management Assistant will assist in the management and administration of all productions taking place during the SummerScape festival.

This is a seasonal position from June 5 - August 16, 2023, non-exempt (overtime eligible), paid hourly at a rate range of $18-22 depending on experience. Hours will average 35-40 hours/week, with potential for overtime. In addition, all employees are able to receive three meals a day, breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Monday through Friday for free via Bard Dining and twice a day, brunch and dinner, Saturdays and Sundays.

This position requires local residence during the dates listed above. Housing is provided as needed and includes a single bedroom and shared amenities based on availability.


-Maintain a safe, healthy, and inclusive workplace at all times.
-Assist the Director of Production and Production Managers in overseeing the preparation, installation, operation, and maintenance of all technical elements of the productions and special events happening in the Fisher Center.
-Assist with the day-to-day management of productions and special events.
-Attend all production meetings, and take clear and detailed notes to be shared with the necessary personnel.
-Assist with production schedules, calendars, and budget management.
-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 rehearsals as needed.
-Attend technical rehearsals and run post rehearsal production meetings as needed.
-Work with the Production Administrator to coordinate crew timesheets and production purchasing and to track production budgets and expenditures.
-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



-Academic or professional experience in Production Management
-Completion of an undergraduate program in Production Management or related Theatrical discipline, current graduate student studying Production Management, or an early career theatrical professional looking to gain more hands on experience


-Proficiency in Google Workspace, including Sheets, Calendar, and Docs.
-Ability to work nights, weekends, and holidays, as set by production schedule.
-Successful candidates possess strong communication skills and a keen attention to detail. They are collaborative, self-motivated, and bring a positive, can-do attitude!


-Familiarity with managing budgets, schedules, and calendars.
-Familiarity with current industry standard safety practices and procedures.
-Familiarity with the practices and procedures of all theatrical departments.


-Occasionally works in environments with theatrical and atmospheric elements including but not limited to: haze, strobes, dim lights, loud sounds, dry ice and more.
-May often be asked to travel between multiple performance and rehearsal locations on campus in a single day, traveling by vehicle or foot.


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 will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

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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.


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 163-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.

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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 163-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