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Performance Production Coordinator

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The Contemporary Art department at the Philadelphia Museum of Art is seeking a motivated individual to serve as the Performance Production Coordinator for an upcoming, site-specific, public performance commission by internationally acclaimed artist, Yael Bartana. This performance, titled 'Bury Our Weapons, Not Our Bodies!,' is part of a landmark solo exhibition at the Museum that will also feature the Philadelphia premiere of Bartana’s epoch film trilogy, 'And Europe Will Be Stunned (2007-2011)'.

The Performance Production Coordinator will be working closely on the realization of this ambitious public performance and is responsible for managing its production and implementation under the supervision of the exhibition’s curator. This will involve working directly with the curator to address institutional and public site needs and to ensure that production is on time, within budget, and to the artist’s agreed-upon standards of quality.

The Performance Production Coordinator reports to the Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art. The position requires a full-time commitment of 5 days a week, beginning as early as April 2018 and concluding in mid-October 2018. This work will be conducted at the Museum as well as designated off-site meeting and rehearsal spaces. Work on some nights and weekends, according to the performance schedule, may also be required as well as travel across the city to rehearsal spaces and the performance site. 

Please submit all applications no later than Friday April 13, 2018

Specifically, you will be…

  • Managing needs both on and off-site in relation to the performance and its production (rehearsals, costumes, technical equipment, props, and performance documentation).
  • Organizing all aspects of performance rehearsals.
  • Securing site permits and other permissions as needed.
  • Informing and helping to execute plans for the public experience and interpretation of the public performance on-site.
  • Representing internal stakeholders and serving as the point of contact for public-facing discussions.
  • Providing daily administrative support specific to the performance's production (travel arrangements for artist and choreographer site visits, processing invoices and tracking project finances, & other office duties as needed).

Your diverse background includes…

  • A minimum of two years of experience in performance, theater, or public art production at an institution or organization of note.
  • A vested interest in performance production combined with a passion to work in the city of Philadelphia and at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented work experience that demonstrates successful time management and multitasking ability.
  • Prior experience that required clear and thoughtful communication skills, especially as part of a larger team.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality

Application Deadline: April 13, 2018

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