Facilities/Production​ ​Associate

Job Type

Part Time



Start Date


Application Deadline



217 West 147th Street
New York
United States


National Dance Institute (NDI) is seeking a part-time Facilities/Production Associate for our Saturday program to run the NDI Center for Learning & the Arts located in Harlem. The ideal candidate has a background in facility and/or stage production equipment. This position primarily runs every Saturday from October - June (excluding major holiday weekends). Hours are roughly 9am - 5pm Saturday. Additional days/hours may be possible for the right candidate.

The part-time Facilities/Production​ ​Associate reports to the Technical Director/Producer and​ ​works​ ​directly​ ​with ​the NDI Production Team consisting of NDI’s Artistic Director, Director of Advanced Teams, Rehearsal Director, Music Director and Facilities/Studio Manager. The primary function of this position is to​ ​ensure the safe and proper use of​the NDI Center for Learning & the Arts in support of NDI programs, rehearsals and/or rentals.


  • Opening/Closing the NDI Center; turning on lights and inspecting premises to ensure all is ready for dancer arrival
  • Ensure HVAC system is operating correctly. Check temperature in all areas and adjust as necessary throughout the day
  • Check fire alarm panel, and continually check for compliance with fire and safety regulations
  • Periodically check space for needed cleaning and restock of supplies and coordinate with custodial
  • Coordinate with guard at security desk. Help enforce child safety practices (restroom procedures, secured spaces, etc.)
  • Coordinate with staff for end-of-day strike and facility lockup
  • Troubleshoot technical equipment in all studios and gallery spaces (iPod docks, bluetooth, mics, projectors, etc.)
  • Provide basic sound & lighting support and equipment for special rehearsals and/or presentations
  • Ensure video camera(s) are ready to record. Occasionally assist with video and/or audio recordings of rehearsals
  • Production work related to current show and/or upcoming projects (equipment setup, running crew, strike)
  • Facilities equipment assessment and repair, or errands related to same and/or annual maintenance
  • Administrative work (updating schedules, running orders, contact sheets, scripts, making copies, emails, etc.)
  • Filing and archival work (including paperwork, video and photo documentation, and other duties).
  • Errands including travel to storage locations and vendors outside NYC (Valid driver’s license)
  • Other duties or special projects as assigned



  • Experience in management of facilities and/or rehearsal studios, and related equipment and systems
  • General knowledge of theatrical systems, equipment and procedures (sound, lights, video)
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Mac or PC)
  • Certified, or willing to become certified, in First Aid/CPR/AED and as NYC Fireguard
  • Audio/Video editing and sharing (i.e. creating DVDs, CDs, uploading to internet/social media sites)
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, and occasionally lift and carry up to 50 pounds


The right candidate will have a minimum of a high school diploma, a personal focus in facilities management and/or technical theater, and be able to demonstrate the knowledge, skills and experience to make a positive contribution to the organization.

Professional Level

Entry level

Minimum Education Required

High School

How To Apply


Send cover letter, resume, salary expectations, and three (3) professional job references to production@nationaldance.org. Only qualified candidates will be considered and contacted. Please no phone calls, no recruiters! Salary commensurate with experience.