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AS220 is a non-profit community arts organization located in downtown Providence, Rhode Island.  We provide an unjuried and uncensored forum for the arts: a space to access tools, technology and knowledge; a space to come together, collaborate, innovate, experiment and take risks. AS220 offers artists opportunities to live, work, exhibit and perform in our facilities, including: four rotating gallery spaces; a performance stage; a black box theater; a print shop; a darkroom and media arts lab; a fabrication and electronics lab; a dance studio; a youth program focusing on youth under state care and in the Rhode Island juvenile detention facility; 47 affordable live/work studios for artists; and a bar and restaurant.

To apply for jobs listed here, please send all materials requested in the specific position descriptions below to jobs@as220.org. Applications can also be faxed to 401-454-7445, or be mailed or hand delivered to:

AS220
ATTN: Jobs
95 Mathewson Street #204
Providence, RI 02903

Prospective candidates should spend some time on our web site, as220.org, before applying.

AS220 Theatre and Dance Director (Full Time)
Bar-back – The Bar at AS220


AS220 Theatre and Dance Director (Full Time)

Job Description:
The Theatre and Dance Director  is first and foremost responsible for stewarding opportunities for the theater and dance community in RI to create and present work at AS220. This includes outreach and assistance in the programing and production of theatrical works at AS220’s Black Box Theatre, located at 95 Empire Street in Providence. The position reports to the Artistic Director. The Theatre and Dance Director works closely with  and supervises the AS220 Dance Program Manager and the Lead Theatre Production Manager to coordinate staffing and production of all performance events.

Responsibilities fall into the following areas:

Programming:

  • Program the theatrical performances at AS220’s Black Box Theatre. A mandate of the AS220 mission is that any performing artist based in RI will get a chance to perform here. The position is responsible for implementing this mandate and balancing the schedule with a wide diversity of content.
  • Coordinate the Community Live Arts Residencies and other short/long term residency programs.
  • Manage relationships with other local theatre/dance programs.
  • Foster the work of local emerging theater/dance artists
  • Coordinate theatre and dance festivals (e.g. Modern Movements Dance Festival), and participate in organization-wide festivals (e.g. Foo Fest and PVD Fest).

Production:

  • Supervise and schedule Theatre Production Staff: Theatre Production Manager and Dance Program Manager.
  • Provide all necessary production information to key production staff per event
  • On-site support for programs and events in the performance venues at 95 Empire Street as necessary
  • Periodically assist with the hanging and set up of productions

Facilities, Administration and Communications:

  • Oversee facilities located within 95 Empire Street, including the Black Box Theatre, the Dance Studio, Aborn Gallery, Psychic Readings and 95 Empire Street basement
  • Maintain budgets and performance run reports
  • Perform and/or oversee administrative tasks necessary to ensure smooth operations of programs happening at 95 Empire Street
  • Gather and submit programmatic promotional materials to Communications Director for content presented at the Theater/Dance program
  • Maintain public performance calendars and ensure updated web content
  • Gather and report programmatic data in conjunction with the Director of Institutional Engagement
  • Support fundraising efforts in collaboration with the Development Office
  • Experience with audience development strategies

The Ideal Candidate will possess:

  • A working knowledge of techniques, methods and procedures of theatre, dance and music productions.
  • Enthusiasm for supporting and nurturing a theater community in Rhode Island.
  • At ease in an environment of diverse cultures and values
  • A working knowledge of sound and lighting equipment is a plus
  • Ability to teach theatre or dance practice a plus
  • Proficiency in Excel
Compensation:
AS220 has an equal pay policy: all full-time staff are paid $18.50 per hour with benefits, including health care, generous and flexible paid time off, and opportunities for professional development.

 



The Bar @ AS220: Bar-back (Part Time)

Job Description:
All staff members of The Bar at AS220 are expected to positively represent not only the bar, but AS220 as a whole, while on and off the clock.  As such, while at work, and coinciding with the upholding of an exceptional level of customer service, all staff are expected to politely and courteously greet, engage, assist, serve, and thank all patrons, performers, fellow staff members, participants of any of AS220’s programming, residents, etc.

The Bar-back provides support to the general night time activities at AS220, with focus primarily on the areas of the bar and restaurant space, outdoor seating, extension of premises (sidewalk) and Performance Space.  The Bar-back reports directly to the Bar Manager or Bartender on duty. The Bar-back will work with the Bartenders and Production Managers on duty to ensure a safe, clean, and secure environment for patrons, performers, and staff alike.

Duties:

  • Maintaining a well-stocked bar, replacing product and supplies as needed
  • Maintaining a clean, efficient customer environment and workspace by:
  • Bussing all tables of empty glassware, dishware, and debris throughout the shift
  • Clearing performance space of empty glassware and debris throughout the shift
  • Washing glassware and bar utensils in dishwasher
  • Monitoring and cleaning green room, bathrooms, and outdoor seating
  • Monitor patrons, watching for underage drinking, over-intoxication, illegal activity and/ or contraband (including alcohol procured off-premises, or exiting premises with open container), etc., reporting to and coordinating with bartender on duty and/ or production manager on duty, as needed
  • Diligent completion of side-work during down time
  • Close bar and break down in accordance with mandated policy and procedure

 


To apply for jobs listed here, please send all materials requested in the specific position descriptions below to jobs@as220.org. Applications can also be faxed to 401-454-7445, or be mailed or hand delivered to:

AS220
ATTN: Jobs
95 Mathewson Street #204
Providence, RI 02903

Prospective candidates should spend some time on our web site, AS220.org, before applying.