Production Associate

  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Philadelphia, PA, USA
  • Feb 09, 2024
Part time / Adjunct Other Administrative Positions

Job Description


Production Associate

University Overview

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn's distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning. As an employer Penn has been ranked nationally on many occasions with the most recent award from Forbes who named Penn one of America's Best Large Employers in 2023.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

Posted Job Title
Production Associate

Job Profile Title
Temporary Employee - Non-Exempt

Job Description Summary
Reporting to Penn Live Arts' Artistic Project Manager and supervised by various members of the full-time production team, the Production Associate is a part-time temporary position dedicated to supplementing the various event, digital, and performance-based labor needs of Penn Live Arts.

Each Production Associate will have varied specialties and qualifications but is required to have basic working knowledge of technical theater or audio-visual practices, terms, and nomenclature.

Job Description

Production Associates will be called on to perform basic tasks including, but not limited to; hanging, focusing, or striking stage lighting; setting up stage audio or portable PA systems; setting up projections and/or playback equipment; setting up or striking stage properties such as chairs, music stands, platforms, choral risers, and acoustic shells; digital video camera operation or other livestream or digital video support; wardrobe maintenance and support; and general assistance in all back-of-house technical and shop spaces.

Depending on the skillset that each Associate brings to the table, they may also be tasked with; programming lighting consoles (ETC Eos Family); programming audio or video in QLab or Playback Pro; programming or operating digital audio consoles (Yamaha CL and TR series, DiGiCo, or Behringer X32); livestream engineering, camera operation, video direction, or minor post-production video editing; stage managing or supervising venue activities; or assisting with stage carpentry or theatrical rigging projects.

Training opportunities will be available for Associates wishing to expand or deepen their skillsets.

These positions would be scheduled on an as-needed basis, dependent on venue workloads and full-time staff bandwidth, with as much advance notice as possible. Due to the nature of performing arts, live and digital events, these positions would require significant evening and weekend hours. Production Associates are not eligible for benefits or to work on any performances or events under IATSE jurisdiction.

Job Location - City, State
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School
Penn Live Arts

Pay Range
$7.25 - $22.00 Hourly Rate
Salary offers are made based on the candidate's qualifications, experience, skills, and education as they directly relate to the requirements of the position, as well as internal and market factors and grade profile.

Affirmative Action Statement
Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

Special Requirements
Background check may be required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.

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