Finance Operations Analyst

Job Description:

The Finance Operations Analyst is part of small finance team that is responsible for the Festival’s financial accounting, budgeting, payroll, and treasury functions in support of an organization with an approximate $9-10 million operating budget, three facilities, a permanent staff structure of 26 full-time employees, and over 300 seasonal employees. The Finance Operations Analyst reports directly to the Chief Financial Officer and works closely with other Festival staff to process financial transactions, improve business processes, monitor revenue and expenses, and ensure financial statements and management reporting are accurate and timely. The Finance Operations Analyst may supervise apprentices, interns or supplemental seasonal accounting staff.

Anticipated Start Date:

February 2023

Producing Assistant

Job Description:

The Producing Assistant is a full-time, seasonal position based in Charleston, SC that provides support in the Producing Department. This person will work directly with Festival Producing Administrator, Associate Producers, and production staff to plan and coordinate logistics related to the hundreds of artists who perform at the Festival.

Anticipated Start Date:

February 6, 2023

Special Events Manager

Job Description:

As an integral part of Spoleto Festival USA’s advancement department, the Special Events Manager works to foster lasting relationships between the Festival and its patrons, promoting positive attitudes toward giving among current and prospective donors, BRIDGE and SCENE (young people’s groups).

Anticipated Start Date:

Winter 2023

Venue Managers

Job Description:

The Venue Manager (VM) is the Festival’s primary point of contact in a particular festival theatre or venue. The VM is responsible for coordinating schedules, labor, logistics, arrivals/departures, and building access for their venue.

The VM reports to the Production Manager. The VM will supervise the venue technical team & all other labor and will act as the main liaison with the year-round house staff.

The VM is an integral part of the technical and operations team. The VM will oversee all activity performed in their venue and is responsible for ensuring all goals, targets, and desired outcomes are met. The VM helps to coalesce the information from every production department and manage the venue schedule efficiently.

Anticipated Start Date:

Starting between May 1st and May 22nd, ending June 18th

Venue Audio Engineer

Job Description:

The Venue Audio Engineer (VA) is responsible for the installation and operation of the sound system within a particular venue under the direction of the Festival Audio Engineer (FA). Some festival venues will both produce original work and present existing work while other venues will only present. The VA’s responsibilities and interaction with produced work does not vary from that of presented work. Every festival venue, in some capacity, will either rep between simultaneous shows or change between multiple shows over the course of the festival.

The VA reports directly to the Venue Manager (VM) in each venue. The VM helps to coalesce the information from every department and manage the venue schedule efficiently. Within the venue, the VA will work as a team with the Venue Carpenter (VC) and Venue Electrician (VE) as the core group that runs the venue on a daily basis under the supervision of the VM.

Anticipated Start Date:

May 15th, ending June 18th

Venue Carpenters

Job Description:

The Venue Carpenter (VC) is responsible for the installation and operation of all scenic elements within a given Festival venue, to include both ground supported and flown items. The VC is also responsible for all rigging in the venue in support of all departments. Some festival venues will both produce original work and present existing work while other venues will only present. For produced work, the VC works to help realize the scenic designer’s vision. For the presented work, the VC works directly with the shows’ representatives to realize that vision. Every festival venue, in some capacity, will either rep between simultaneous shows or change between multiple shows over the course of the festival.

The VC reports directly to the Venue Manager (VM) in each venue. The VM helps to coalesce the information from every department and manage the venue schedule efficiently. The Festival Carpenter (FC) is responsible for creating the load-in and system setup plan for each venue.

Within the venue, the VC will work as a team with the Venue Electrician (VE) and Venue Audio (VA) as the core group that runs the venue on a daily basis under the supervision of the VM.

Anticipated Start Date:

Starting between May 1st and May 22nd, ending June 18th

Venue Electricians

Job Description:

The Venue Electrician (VE) is responsible for leading the installation and operation of the lighting system in a particular festival venue. Some festival venues will both produce original work and present existing work while other venues will only present. For produced work, the VE works along with a festival hired Assistant Lighting Designer (ALD) to help implement the show Designer’s vision. For the presented work, the VE works directly with the shows’ representatives to realize that vision. Every festival venue, in some capacity, will either rep between simultaneous shows or change between multiple shows over the course of the festival.

The VE reports directly to the Venue Manager (VM) in each venue. The VM helps to coalesce the information from every department and manage the venue schedule efficiently. The Festival Electrician (FE) is responsible for creating the load-in and system setup plan for each venue. After the FE leaves the festival, generally when the festival opens, the VE will have a direct line to the Production Manager of Technology (PMT) for system and design information. The FE will communicate a load-in plan and share paperwork to the VE via Dropbox before the first day on contract.

Within the venue, the VE will work as a team with the Venue Carpenter (VC) and Venue Audio (VA) as the core group that runs the venue on a daily basis under the supervision of the VM.

Anticipated Start Date:

Starting between May 15th and May 22nd, ending June 18th