Assistant to the Director
Princeton, New Jersey, United States

Job Summary

Occupation Clerical and Administrative
Specialty Administrative Assistant
Location Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania, United States
Visa Sponsorship No

Job Description

Last Update: 1/11/24

Job Status:

Part Time

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Applied Mechanics

Visionary experimental theater company Applied Mechanics seeks candidates for the position of Assistant to the Director to work on the upcoming process and production of its epic science fiction installation play OTHER ORBITS.

The Assistant to the Director will assist director Rebecca Wright with all aspects of co-producing and directing this large scale immersive production.
Tasks include, but are not limited to:
Attending all rehearsals, production meetings, and administrative sessions
Pre- and post-rehearsal creative organizing and planning.
Observing, note-taking, and providing outside-eye support at rehearsals, runs, and tech, as well as design and production meetings.
Coordinating guest artists and outside hires
Running Errands**
Communicating with stage management, production, and creative team
Social Media maintenance
Drafting process emails
Ticketing and administrative support
Working front of house during the run of the show
**Drivers license is a must (Own vehicle not required.)
Please note that while some artistic opportunity is built into this work, it is not primarily a creative position. OTHER ORBITS is a huge collaborative project, and your role will be to assist the director in the Transportation and Logistics of creatively facilitating 16 collaborative artists. People with game and can-do attitudes, a willingness to problem solve and pitch in, a clear and active communication style, and an open-heartedness to process will be good candidates for this job. Social media savvy is a plus.
Applied Mechanics is a multiracial collective of queer and genderqueer theater artists with a non-hierarchical administrative structure. Your work and assistance will be vital components to the company and the OTHER ORBITS process. Your variety of tasks may sometimes look like an hour spent on the ticketing platform or a run to the grocery store, other times like observing and discussing scenework. We value your presence, communication, and reliability, and we respect your time.
Please note that while this job is listed as part-time, the hours are full time theater hours for rehearsals and performances in June and July.
General Schedule:
May 2023: days and times TBD, onboarding
June 12-June 29: rehearsals (mostly daytime)
June 30-July 7: tech
July 8: final dress
July 9-July 12: previews
July 13-July 22: performances
July 23: strike
July 24-July 28: close out

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