Apr 23, 2021

Production Assistant

  • Ravinia Festival
  • Highland Park, IL 60035, USA

Job Description

Company Description Ravinia, North America's oldest music festival, stands today as its most musically diverse, presenting over 140 different events throughout the summer. These concerts run the gamut from Yo-Yo Ma to John Legend to the annual summer residency of the nation's finest orchestra, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Ravinia's Steans Music Institute is our summer conservatory for young professional classical and jazz musicians.  The 36-acre park is nestled in a gently wooded area that makes it an enchanting place to experience music. Guests can bring their own picnics or eat at one of the park restaurants. Our Mission As a nonprofit organization, community outreach and music education initiatives are our mission. Over 75,000 people are served through Ravinia's Reach*Teach*Play programs each year, ensuring that great music remains accessible to all. Job Description The Ravinia Festival Association is seeking a team of Production Assistants to assist in the coordination and execution of all non-technical backstage operations for the 2021 summer season. These positions are highly coveted and past employees have gone on to obtain full-time employment within major arts organizations. Dates of Employment Mid-June through September 2021 (with some flexibility) General Responsibilities Production Assistants will perform the daily operations of the Production Department including, but not limited to; artist transportation, hospitality shopping, setting dressing rooms, restocking inventory and general office work.  Additional Notes In addition to the general responsibilities, these positions integrate areas of production management including: arts administration, music business, technical coordination, and production coordination. Candidates with any of these backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Stage elements are handled by a union crew. There are no technical/on-stage aspects to this position. Compensation Competitive hourly rate. Thirty to fifty hours per week with opportunities for overtime pay. Free attendance at some concerts. Some meals provided. Monthly cell phone reimbursement. Internship credit is available.  Qualifications Knowledge and Skills Required: Ability to work well as part of a team and independently. Strong communication, organizational and problem-solving skills. Attention to detail. Clean driving record** (must be submitted with application). Comfortable driving Ravinia’s fleet vehicles. Consistent source of transportation at any time of day or night and a reliable cell phone. Ability to work outside of normal business hours (position requires extensive evening and weekend hours, some seven-day work weeks). Ideal candidates will also offer some of the following skills/experience: Customer service experience Knowledge of performing arts Knowledge of Chicagoland area attractions, roadways and public transportation Excellent written and proofreading skills Foreign language speakers encouraged to apply Additional Information QUALIFIED APPLICANTS MUST ATTACH: A brief cover letter Resume A current copy of driving record (Driving records are generally available at your local Secretary of State or DMV office.) All hiring is contingent upon Ravinia Festival’s reopening, and conditional upon receipt of an approved background check. Employees are required to sign an offer letter and a confidentiality agreement. Ravinia Festival is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to fostering an equitable and inclusive environment for all employees.  Application Deadline: May 17, 2021  I'm interested

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