JOB DESCRIPTION: Production Assistant
POSITION SUMMARY: The Production Assistant is a part time temporary position that is responsible for shop maintenance, video production, and theatrical lightiing. They will report to the Director of Production and will work closely with the Arts Department Heads as well. The Production Assistant position requires a solid understanding of the mission and vision of the organization and a firm grasp on video editing as well as experience working in live events.
Candidates will work closely with the Director of Production and Associate Production Manager to inventory and keep organized the lighting storage and scene shops.
Candidates will work with directors of student showcase performances to design and run lighting using our ETC Family of consoles. Knowledge of conventional, LED, and moving lights are a must.
Basic knowledge of sound engineering. In- house equipment includes - Behringer x32 and Midas M32r and up to 16 channels of wireless microphones.
Assist with student performances on and off campus as needed.
May assist in the filming of productions. A candidate with a knowledge of editing using Adobe Premiere Pro is a plus.
SALARY AND BENEFITS:
$20/hour. Part time- 20 hours a week, Evening availability a must (for performances). This is a temporary position. Spring 2022-June 30, 2022. Position end date may be extended based on needs of the Production department.
Qualified applicants should apply through the employment link on the ChiArts website, www.chiarts.org.
MISSION AND BACKGROUND
The mission of The Chicago High School for the Arts (ChiArts) is to provide artistically gifted, diverse Chicago high school students intensive pre-professional training in the arts, combined with a comprehensive college preparatory curriculum. The Chicago High School for the Arts is a college-preparatory, pre-professional arts training program in the following disciplines: creative writing, dance, music, theatre, and the visual arts. ChiArts opened its doors in 2009 as Chicago's first public arts high school. Students participate in a rigorous program, including five hours of academic classes and three hours of arts training in their major area per day.
While Chicago Public Schools provides financial support for the academic program, ChiArts must raise $3 million in private support for the arts conservatories.
The Chicago High School for the Arts does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion or disability.