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Production Assistant
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Job ID 19506
Job Type All Jobs
Employer Botanical Gardens and Arboretum
Date Posted Feb 05, 2019
Category Technical
Job Description

Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum is seeking a temporary Production Assistant to work with regular staff to support the 2019 production of William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. Shakespeare in the Arb is in its 19th season.  The event draws thousands of community members to see this unique performance that takes place outdoors at various locations throughout Nichols Arboretum.

The Production Assistant is an important member of the Shakespeare in the Arb team and helps to ensure a safe and efficient production. The duties will include staffing performances, training and managing volunteer ushers, preparing tickets, managing the audience at each performance, assisting the cast and director with production needs, assisting with the cast party, and other logistical tasks as assigned. 

This position will last for six weeks beginning May 20, 2019 and return August 28, 2019 for the Labor Day Revival during U-M Welcome Week.  The Production Assistant will report to the Events Supervisor.

Job Requirements

Required Qualifications

  • Must be available to staff and watch every production in the 2019 season. Thursday through Sunday from 4:00 pm to approximately 10:00 pm, June 6-23 as well as the Labor Day Weekend revival 4:00- 9:00 pm August 30th - September 2nd.
  • Must assist with a volunteer orientation the Wednesday before each performance from 5:00 pm to approximately 8:00 pm
  • Must be able to be outside for multiple hours and have the ability to navigate the paths and terrain in Nichols Arboretum
  • Must have strong communication skills
  • Must have the ability to operate a golf cart (no previous experience required)

Desired Qualifications

  • Customer service experience
  • Theater/performing arts experience
  • Interest in the environment
  • Self-starter/directed
  • Familiarity with Nichols Arboretum 
Available Openings 1
Hours 24.0 to 29.0 hours per week
Hourly Rate $10.00/hour to $12.00/hour
Time Frame Spring/Summer
Contact Name Rachel Leah Bernecker
Contact Email rlpowers@umich.edu
Work Location Nichols Arboretum
Phone N/A
Fax N/A


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