Chautauqua Institution is a not-for-profit global convener of dialogue on the most significant issues of the day through engagement across four pillars of the arts, education, religion, and recreation. The Chautauqua community is located on the shores of Chautauqua Lake in southwestern New York State and comes alive each summer with a unique mix of visual and performing arts, lectures, interfaith worship/programs, and recreational activities. The Institution has just recently passed a strategic plan, 150 Forward, that endeavors to expand its reach to year-round programming and to harness its brand for continuous impact. A new Washington, DC, office has opened to allow the Institution to play an ongoing role in the cultural conversations of the nation.
The Performing and Visual Arts Office (PAVA) is responsible for all activities at Chautauqua that pertain to arts and entertainment as well as production of all program, including Popular Entertainment, Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra, Chautauqua Opera Company, Chautauqua Theater Company, Dance Programs, Visual Arts at Chautauqua Institution, Chautauqua Chamber Music Series, Family Entertainment Series, The Schools of Performing and Visual Arts, Arts Education, and Programs for the Departments of Education & Religion as well as numerous other Institution and Community Groups.
Interested applicants must submit a resume and writing sample, typically a cover letter, (as a single .PDF) for consideration. You are encouraged to learn more about Chautauqua Institution at CHQ.org and the 150 Forward Strategic Plan at 150fwd.CHQ.org. Candidates for this position must apply no later than 2/24/20.
The Director of Production will report to the Vice President of Performing and Visual Arts (PAVA) to plan and facilitate year-round production in all rehearsal, performance, and program venues. The position includes critical cross-departmental collaboration while striving to centralize production needs, budgets, and schedules for all programs and presentations. A new position for the Institution, the Director of Production will lead an audit of current production processes, consideration of industry best practices, and make recommendations for cost savings measures, revenue generation, coordination of cross-departmental needs as well as improved processes for communication, scheduling, planning, and producing.
Duties and Responsibilities
Facility Maximization and Revenue Stream Generation
Formal Education Requirements
Formal Experience Requirements
Skills and Abilities
Working Conditions and Environmental Hazards
Hours of Work