Responsible for assisting with the management of the Harvard-Radcliffe Dramatic Club (HRDC) and the American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) productions in the Experimental black box theater (EX), as well as HRDC's productions in the 560 seat Proscenium theater. This position supports all phases of the theatrical production process, which may include scheduling, scenery construction, technical rehearsals, load-ins and outs of HRDC and A.R.T. productions. This position will help facilitate the relationships between students participating in productions at Harvard and the professional technical staff of the A.R.T. This position will also establish procedures and advise students on using tools and equipment in the Loeb Drama Center. A.R.T is committed to training the right candidate for this job and filling in any gaps in knowledge. The A.R.T. is committed to an inclusive and collaborative workplace for all people.
Maintains HRDC/A.R.T. equipment, warehouse stock, and accurate inventories.
Inspects, troubleshoots, repairs, and maintains tools and equipment.
Hosts and supervises shop/tool training and build periods for undergraduate students
Using CAD software, constructs build drawings for student and A.R.T. shop builds.
Supervises contingent employees, student labor and may assign and delegate work assignments.
Books staff for over-hire labor calls.
Assists in the supervision of technical rehearsals.
Addresses notes from technical rehearsals.
Proactively anticipates and problem-solves technical issues that arise and communicates to all stakeholders.
Works on special projects as assigned.
Assists in managing the student stock of props and costumes at the Loeb Drama Center.
Meets with groups to look through the stock, signing in and out inventory for on-campus projects.
Helps to maintain and organize the stock.
This position is subject to periodic unpaid leaves of absence based upon the production calendar. This position requires overtime and the ability to work some nights and weekends.
PLEASE NOTE: During the current period of Covid-19 related restrictions, this position may start as a remote position, with the transition to onsite in Cambridge when the office reopens.
We continue to monitor the evolving COVID-19 and the lifting of restrictions. We appreciate your understanding and flexibility with our interview process. We will be conducting interviews virtually for selected candidates until further notice.
Harvard will require COVID vaccination for all Harvard community members who will have any on-campus presence. Individuals may claim exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reasons. More information regarding the University's COVID vaccination requirement and exceptions may be found at the University's
Candidates MUST meet the following basic qualifications in order to be considered for this role:
Two years of experience in education, theater, or related fields.
Comfortable working with and supervising the use of power tools in a woodshop.
Lift and carry up to 50 lbs.
Climbing ladders and comfortable working at height.
Valid driver's license.
Experience with CAD software (AutoCAD or VectorWorks) Experience with carpentry, stage lighting, costume/clothing construction, and sound design.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
About Harvard University American Repertory Theater
The Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University seeks to strengthen teaching and research about pressing ethical issues; to foster sound norms of ethical reasoning and civic discussion; and to share the work of our community in the public interest.
Widespread ethical lapses of leaders in government, business and other professions prompt demands for more and better moral education. More fundamentally, the increasing complexity of public life - the scale and range of problems and the variety of knowledge required to deal with them - make ethical issues more difficult, even for men and women of good moral character. Not only are the ethical issues we face more complex, but the people we face them with are more diverse, increasing the frequency and intensity of our ethical disagreements.
Given these changes in the United States and in societies around the globe, the Center seeks to help meet the growing need for teachers, scholars, and leaders who address questions of moral choice across many of the professions and in public life more generally, and promotes a perspective on ethics informed by both theory and practice. We explore the connection between the problems t...hat professionals confront and the social and political structures in which they act. More generally, we address the ethical issues that all citizens face as they make the choices that profoundly affect the present and future of their societies in our increasingly interdependent world.