The New York Musical Festival (NYMF) and Tinc Productions are seeking applicants for several technical and management positions for the 2017 festival.

NYMF is the largest annual musical theater event in the world. It consists of an average of 25-30 new musicals, many special events, concerts, and staged readings in multiple midtown NYC venues. The festival takes place over the course of 3 weeks in July & August 2017. Each musical will perform at least 6 times with the potential for extensions. Many of the past shows have gone on to extended runs on Broadway and Off-Broadway.

The production staff will be working under the direction of Tinc Productions, a theatrical production management company based in NYC.

We are hiring several people for each position, as there are multiple venues to staff. We are looking for highly motivated, team-oriented individuals. This festival is incredibly fast-paced and requires staff to work calmly and creatively as a team, while maintaining high quality production values. The ability to work effectively with a wide range of personalities is a requirement. Each staff member will be assigned to a specific venue and tasked with the smooth running of the production elements across all shows running in rep in their venue.

This is a wonderful opportunity for those looking to work closely with established and up-and-coming designers, directors, producers, and writers from all over the globe. In addition, we will be hosting industry meet-and-greets and training sessions for all staff members, giving them a chance to network with industry professionals and develop future employment opportunities.

All positions are paid.  Housing and Travel are not provided.  The contract dates differ slightly by position, but candidates must have availability June through mid August.

Positions Currently Hiring:

Associate Production Manager (APM):

Each APM is responsible for managing one venue during the festival. This position will serve as a liaison between festival management, the venue, and the individual productions and events in their venue. The APM will supervise the daily events of each space including load-ins, technical rehearsals, strikes and changeovers for all productions running in rep.  In addition, the APM will supervise the overall festival load-in and load-out of that venue.  APMs will act as the venue production team lead and will be tasked with creating a positive and functional team dynamic. Applicants should be able to multi-task and keep things moving while under pressure. Strong communication and people skills are a must. Prior experience as a production manager, stage manager, or venue manager a plus.

A1 – Sound Engineer:

Each engineer will mix at least 2-4 shows plus additional special events. A1s will be involved in prepping their audio rig and participating in the smooth load-in and trouble shooting of their systems.  Sound engineers will attend at least a design run and tech rehearsal for each show that they are mixing, as well as mix all performances. A1s will partner with the A2 to ensure a smooth run of all audio elements.


A2 – Audio Technician:

A2s will be responsible for the overall maintenance and operation of the audio system in their assigned venue.  This includes prepping and troubleshooting all microphones and band setups before, during and after each show.  A2s will be a part of the festival load-in and load-out and will assist the A1 Sound Engineers as needed. Each A2 will be assigned a venue and will be the audio liaison for each show in that space. A2s will partner with the A1s to ensure a smooth run of all audio elements.


Venue Technician:

The venue technician will serve as the onsite technical support for all shows. They will be a part of the festival load-in and load-out and will be present at their assigned venue throughout the festival. Venue Technicians will do dimmer check and must be comfortable climbing ladders, changing lamps and problem solving technical issues as they arise. Light carpentry may be required.  They will also help to ensure load-ins, load-outs, and changeovers happen as smoothly as possible. Experience as a run crew person, electrician, sound engineer and/or stage manager is helpful. Strong people skills are a must.


To Apply

Please send a cover letter, résumé, and references to as a PDF. Please include “NYMF 2017” in the subject line and indicate which position(s) you are applying for. Due to expected heavy volume of applications, we will only contact applicants we are interested in speaking with.

No phone calls, please.
Application Deadline: April 1st

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