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Tribeca Performing Arts Center, a venue consisting of a 900 seat proscenium theater and a 260 seat three quarter thrust, that presents a wide variety of events from concerts and dance recitals to professional conferences and college student produced events.

Please check this page frequently. It is regularly updated with new job opportunities. Open positions at Tribeca Performing Arts Center:

Lighting Department Supervisor

Under the direction of TPAC’s Technical Director and Associate Technical Director, and working in collaboration with TPAC’s other Lighting Supervisor, the additional Lighting Supervisor maintains and continually updates TPAC’s lighting equipment, repertory lighting plots, and various lighting related drawings/drafts, inventories, and paperwork; supervises crews of freelance stagehands during load-ins, show runs, and load-outs; and provides input to help the Technical Directors determine the lighting needs of TPAC’s many shows and events.

Applicants must have at least three years of technical supervisory experience in lighting, as well as demonstrated experience with VectorWorks, Lightwright, ETC dimming and control systems, and must be comfortable running and programming shows on ETC Ion lighting consoles. Additionally, applicants should also have a strong understanding of how to focus a standard repertory lighting plot, experience running a follow spot, understand the logistics of working with lighting designers, and must be confident in their ability to manage a crew of technicians. Applicants who primarily have academic experience will be considered, but professional event lighting and crew supervision experience is highly preferred.

The position is hourly, averages 24 hours a week, and is contracted on a yearly basis. Overtime hours occur on hours worked before 8:00 am, after 1:00 am, over 12 hours in a day, and/or over 40 hours in a week.

During TPAC’s busy season (typically September through June) working more than 24 hours a week is often necessary, and evening, weekend, and work involving overtime hours is fairly common. Additionally, late December, early January, and the summer months are usually a slower time at TPAC and offer an excellent opportunity to catch up on any necessary facility maintenance.

Applicants must also be able to lift and move equipment weighing up to 40 pounds.

We will be collecting resumes during August and interviews will be held in September.

Please email a cover letter, resume, and 3 references to [email protected].
No phone calls, please.

Freelance Sound and Lighting Technicians

Sound applicants must have at least two years of professional experience in live sound reinforcement and should be comfortable mixing and programming shows using Avid Venue consoles. In addition to the basics of live sound reinforcement and mixing, you should also have experience with ClearCom systems, wireless microphone systems, and stage monitor engineering. ProTools experience is a plus, but isn’t absolutely necessary.

Lighting applicants must have at least two years of professional experience and must be comfortable running and programming shows on ETC Ion lighting consoles. In addition to the basics of theatrical lighting, you should also have a strong understanding of how to focus a standard repertory lighting plot, experience running a follow spot, and understands the logistics of working with lighting designers.

We will be collecting resumes during April and May and interviews will be held throughout the summer.

Applicants should be aware that this is not a staff or part time position. Positions are freelance and work is scheduled on an as needed month to month basis.

Please e-mail a cover letter, resume and 3 references to: [email protected].

No phone calls, please.

Production Crew – posting ongoing

BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center seeks freelance sound and lighting technicians for a Presenting/Rental two theater venue.

Sound Applicants must have at least two years professional, not classroom, experience with live performance front of house operations of analog and digital consoles. In addition, you should have a strong knowledge of wireless microphones and a strong background in varied applications using live sound enforcement, not studio work.

Lighting applicants must have at least two years of professional experience and must be familiar with programming of lighting consoles (ETC ION preferred), focusing of a multiple instrument lighting plots, and working with designers.

Please e-mail cover letter, resume and 3 references to Mark Goodloe, Technical director;[email protected]. No phone calls, interviews will be scheduled as needed. Positions are freelance and work is scheduled on an as needed month to month basis. Applicants should understand that this is not a staff or part time position.

Ushers – posting ongoing

BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center is seeking energetic individuals for several Usher positions. Ushers are responsible for taking tickets, distributing playbills, seating patrons, and attending to overall patron needs. Experience is preferred but is not necessary.

No phone calls, please. Send cover letter and resume including employment experience, availability, and contacts to BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center

Attn: House Manager

199 Chambers Street, # S115K

New York, NY 10007

Or fax 212 732-2482, or email to [email protected].