The College of Performing Arts seeks an Associate Dean of Production to serve as the senior leader of production and performance within the college. The successful candidate will be a strong leader and collaborator who thrives in a dynamic, fast-paced, and highly team-oriented environment. They will be nimble and adaptable, and will approach their work with a sense of humor and positivity. They will take initiative and demonstrate great empathy and honesty as a leader of a large team and within their work with colleagues across CoPA and the university.
Reporting to the Executive Dean of the College of Performing Arts, theAssociate Dean of Production is responsible for oversight and management of all aspects of school and college production including leading and implementing strategic planning, annual budgeting, annual scheduling, management of the production department and overall resource and staffing allocation throughout the year. They work with the Executive Dean of the College of Performing Arts, and senior leadership within the School of Drama, Mannes School of Music and School of Jazz & Contemporary Music as part of a dynamic team ensuring the highest possible quality of performance and educational opportunities for the students.
This position directly manages a production department of about 12 full-time staff members working in both university and external venues. In addition, the Associate Dean of Productioncultivates strong relationships throughout the broader university community to draw resources and facilitate the highest possible standards of production for the College of Performing Arts. The New School is strongly committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace and particularly seeks applications from members of underrepresented groups, as well as candidates who share this commitment.
Oversight and integrity of all aspects of production, including budgeting, scheduling, staffing and the day?to?day operation of internal performance venues and oversight of college performance activity at external venues.
Primary point of contact for College of Performing Arts special performance partnerships and events.
Execution and management of theatrical union contracts (AEA, USA, SDC) in coordination with the Production Department and General Counsel’s office, and serve as college liaison with all professional theatrical unions, agents, and managers.
Oversight and management of College of Performing Arts Production Department staff, evaluations and hiring when necessary.
Oversight of College of Performing Arts resources including venues, performance technology and equipment.
Working with school deans, administration and department heads to determine annual production calendar.
Working with college and school leadership to determine annual production budgets.
Working with school deans and department heads to navigate the intersection of curriculum and production.
Strong professional experience in, and knowledge of, production for theater, live?performance music, opera, including working with theatrical unions AEA, USA, SDC, etc.
Four years of progressively responsible experience managing budgets at a university or non?profit institution.
Bachelor’s degree required. Strong analytical skills and the proven ability to develop creative approaches to complex financial, planning, and resource allocation issues.
Excellent oral and written communication skills; the ability to present complex information to various audiences.
Understanding of film, media, and audio production desired.
Master’s degree (or equivalent experience) in arts or non?profit management preferred.
At The New School's College of Performing Arts, our renowned schools of drama, jazz & contemporary music, and classical music come together to form a progressive creative center at the heart of The New School. Here performing arts students work across disciplines to become a force of new artistry.
Established in the fall of 2015, The New School’s College of Performing Arts brings together Mannes School of Music, the iconic 100-year-old conservatory; the legendary School of Jazz and Contemporary Music; and the innovative and groundbreaking School of Drama.
The College of Performing Arts creates opportunities for cross-disciplinary collaboration, innovative education, and world-class performances. Our Arts Management and Entrepreneurship MA and the new Performer-Composer MM draw upon the cross-disciplinary culture of the school.
With the formation of the college, Mannes moved into the newly renovated Arnhold Hall in Greenwich Village, a state-of-the-art facility designed especially for the performing arts. Also housed in Arnhold Hall are the School of Jazz and Contemporary Music and the School of Drama’s BFA program.
As part of The New School, students and faculty at the... College of Performing Arts experience a supportive and rigorous environment with opportunities to collaborate with colleagues in a wide array of disciplines, from the visual arts and fashion design to the social sciences to public policy and advocacy and more.
Our college has more than 900 degree- and diploma-seeking students in a variety of programs at the undergraduate and graduate level and 400 pre-college students at Mannes Prep.