Production Assistant (TEMPORARY)

Washington D.C.
Feb 16, 2017
Mar 23, 2017
Full Time

Hourly Rate: $15

The Production Assistant is a member of the production staff team and assists in managing WNO rehearsals and performances. This non-union paid position is ideal for those with a background in Stage Management and an interest in pursuing a career in the field, but who have little professional experience. This is an exciting opportunity to work with internationally known singers, directors, conductors and staff while performing at the Kennedy Center in the nation’s capital.

WNO seeks Production Assistants for the following production periods. Preference will be given to those available for multiple periods:

August 7 – September 24, 2017

October 2 – November 19, 2017

January 29 – March 17, 2018

March 26 – May 19, 2018

April 2 – May 26, 2018

Duties and Responsibilities:

30%           Maintain rehearsal records including sign-in and log coordination/distribution, call board set-up and maintenance, and archiving.

30%           Assist with rehearsal room management.

30%           Assist with technical rehearsals, including, but not limited to, light walking.

10%           Other duties as assigned.


1-2 years of experience in performing arts

Bachelor’s degree in performing arts preferred

Minimum Skills and/or Knowledge Required

Passion for the performing arts

Shrewd attention to detail

Ability to prioritize tasks in a fast-paced, continually changing environment

Ability to read music

Familiarity with one or more foreign languages is a differentiating characteristic

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is a world premiere performing arts organization and our nation’s cultural center. Diversity is a critical component of our mission, vision, and values. Our staff exhibits a wide variety of perspectives and experiences which enable us to foster and strengthen an environment of diversity and inclusion. We offer a comprehensive range of benefits including medical, dental and vision insurance, paid vacation and sick leave, and a 403(b) retirement plan.  

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