Jobs with Superhero Clubhouse

We're currently hiring two positions: Costume Designer & Production Manager/Technical Director for our upcoming production of MAMMELEPHANT (scroll down for PM/TD posting):

Mammelephant is a musical epic exploring displacement and identity in the era of climate change through the eyes of the world’s first mammoth-elephant hybrid and the humans confronting rapidly thawing Arctic permafrost. Inspired by the Pleistocene Park geoengineering experiment, the Colossal de-extinction project, and an ancient Indigenous Yakutian song-poem, the play follows the first “mammelephant” as she tries to make a hopeful future for herself in a place where everything-- knowledge, future, even the ground beneath her feet-- is unstable.

Performance Venue: 122CC 2nd Fl Theater (home of Mabou Mines), 150 First Ave, Manhattan
Performances: July 22-Aug 7, 2022 (12 performances total; 75min run time; dark Mon & Tues)
Writer: Lanxing Fu (she/her)
Director: Nana Dakin (she/her)
Composer/Musical Director: Trevor New (he/him)
Set & Lighting Designer: Alejandro Fajardo (he/him)
Performers: Jen Anaya (they/them), Imani Russell (they/them), Izzy Sazak (they/them), and Zhanna Zakharova (she/her).
Line Producer/Company Manager: Jem Pickard (they/he)
Creative Marketing Producer: Emily Bell (she/her)
Press Rep: John Wyszniewski (he/him)

Mammelephant was previously developed as part of Theatre Row's Kitchen Sink residency, a two-year period of support created and led by Sarah Hughes. Work-in-progress performances of Mammelephant were presented in February 2020 at Theatre Row and in February 2019 at HERE Arts Center & The New Ohio. Early development took place in November 2017 at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center and February 2018 at the Dragon’s Egg Retreat Center.

Costume Designer

We are seeking a professional designer with experience working in collaborative, independent theater to costume 4 performers. The Costume Designer will work most closely with Set/Lighting designer Alejandro Fajardo, Director Nana Dakin, and our Production Manager (to be hired). We have budgeted to hire a stitcher and/or design assistant to support the Costume Designer for a set number of hours.

Costume Designer Fee: $1,500

This flat fee is based on a favored nations rate of $20/hr for approximately 75 hours of work, according to the following (or a similar) breakdown:

Production meetings: 6 mtgs, 2 hrs each = 12 hrs
Sketching, Sourcing, and Build = 35 hrs
Measurements, Fittings, and Adjustments = 10 hrs
Watch rehearsals/ runs: 8 hrs
Tech: 10 hrs
Total = 75 hrs, $1,500

In an effort to better care for artists’ time, we will strive to keep the work commitment within 75 hours. But please note that payment is a flat fee and not by the hour.

Timeframe

Apr-May, Production meetings 1-2 (sketches & early designs)
May-June, Production meetings 3-4 (final designs, sourcing, & build)
June 20-24, First week of rehearsals @ ART/NY Studios (measurements, fittings)
July 18-21, Load-in, tech, dress @ 122CC
Jul 22-Aug 6, Performances
Aug 6/7, Strike, load-out

Ideal candidates are:

  • Experienced in and/or enthusiastic about ecological* approaches to design.
  • Comfortable working collaboratively with a small team and a limited budget.
  • Invested in a positive process and the success of the production.
  • Aligned with our core values and the tenets of eco-theater.
  • Committed to upholding our code of community and anti-racism policy.

*Ecological design includes repurposed clothing and materials, non-toxic dyes and laundering, sourcing from local stores or reuse centers, etc.

Superhero Clubhouse is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to an open, fair,  diverse, inclusive workplace and organizational community. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, socio-economic status, ethnicity, age, disability, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, veteran status, justice involvement or conviction, medical history, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the law. We strongly encourage individuals that have not been historically represented in the arts sector to apply.

APPLY BY APRIL 15, 2022

Please send your resume and any questions to info@superheroclubhouse.org and include in the body of the email a few sentences telling us why you’re interested in working with us and/or this project.

Questions? Email info@superheroclubhouse.org

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Production Manager/ Technical Director

We are seeking a professional Production Manager/Technical Director with experience working in collaborative, independent theater to:

  • Manage a small team of designers and production personnel from pre-production through load-out, including facilitating meetings, organizing transportation/shopping, and acting as the primary communication point-person for all areas of production.
  • Lead the set build process in collaboration with Set/Lighting Designer Alejandro Fajardo.
  • Plan and lead load-in, lighting/sound installation, and strike.
  • Support tech and performances as needed.

NOTE: Our performance venue is the second floor theater of 122CC, the home of Mabou Mines. The PM/TD will be supported by Mabou Mines’ House Technician, who will be on hand during load-in, tech, performances, and strike to actively help. We have also budgeted for overhire and design assistance, to be allocated where needed.

Production Manager/TD Fee: $2,000

This flat fee is based on a favored nations rate of $20/hr for approximately 100 hours of work, according to the following (or a similar) breakdown:

Production meetings: 6 mtgs, 2 hrs each = 12 hrs
Correspondence = 20 hrs
Build & Load-In= 30 hrs
Tech: 10 hrs
Performances (on call) = 8 hrs
Total = 100 hrs, $2,000

In an effort to better care for artists’ time, we will strive to keep the work commitment within 100 hours. But please note that payment is a flat fee and not by the hour.

Timeframe

Apr-May, Production meetings 1-2
May-June, Production meetings 3-4
June 20-24, First week of rehearsals @ ART/NY Studios
June-July, Build off-site
July 18-21, Load-in, tech, dress @ 122CC
Jul 22-Aug 6, Performances
Aug 6/7, Strike, load-out

Ideal candidates are:

  • Highly organized, communicative, and proactive.
  • Experienced in and/or enthusiastic about ecological* approaches to production.
  • Skilled in carpentry, finishing, etc.
  • Comfortable working collaboratively with a small team and a limited budget.
  • Invested in a positive process and the success of the production.
  • Aligned with our core values and the tenets of eco-theater.
  • Committed to upholding our code of community and anti-racism policy.

*Ecological production practices include found/used/repurposed materials; non-toxic paints and dyes; sourcing from local stores or reuse centers; prioritizing reducing waste and shipping,and energy use; making a strike plan that includes donations to reuse centers or other production teams; etc.

Superhero Clubhouse is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to an open, fair,  diverse, inclusive workplace and organizational community. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, socio-economic status, ethnicity, age, disability, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, veteran status, justice involvement or conviction, medical history, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the law. We strongly encourage individuals that have not been historically represented in the arts sector to apply.

APPLY BY APRIL 15, 2022

Please send your resume and any questions to info@superheroclubhouse.org and include in the body of the email a few sentences telling us why you’re interested in working with us and/or this project.

Questions? Email info@superheroclubhouse.org