OPPORTUNITIES

Mercury Store is hiring two positions, Executive and Program Assistant & Facilities and Production Manager. See below for details.

EXECUTIVE AND PROGRAMS ASSISTANT

The Position

The Mercury Store’s Executive and Programs Assistant (EPA) is a vital member of the staff, supporting the artistic mission and leadership. This role will work closely with all members of the team, particularly the Director, Executive Director, and the Producing team, and will report to the Director. This is a permanent, full-time position and is an in-person role, as are all the full-time jobs at the Mercury Store.

Mercury Store aims for a culture, creatively and operationally, of collegiality, collaboration and artistic experimentation. In the spirit of those values, the EPA is needed to help grow and expand the administrative team to best support the operations of the organization. As we grow, the EPA will have the opportunity to participate in company-wide conversations related to logistics and programming while supporting the Executive and Producing team. This is an ideal opportunity for someone who is interested in both the administration and artistic approach to a new model in theatre.

 

Primary Responsibilities

Administrative support for Director

  • Calendar management, including meetings and studio visits.
  • Manage the Director’s correspondence and computer management via Google Workspace.
  • Handle email communications for the Director.
  • Record information and manage filing systems

Artistic Research

  • Support the Director and Programs staff on ideation and brainstorming, including reading books and articles.
  • Maintain notes on brainstorming sessions.
  • Participate in scouting performances in the NYC area.

Artists’ Scheduling

  • Work closely with the Producing Department to schedule and manage all artist meetings for season selection processes.
  • Schedule meetings for Associate Producer, Producer, and/or Director, depending on the particular artist.
  • Maintain scheduling systems on google suite.
  • Greet artists and clients as they arrive.

Administrative support for Executive Director 

  • Limited scheduling and administrative support, particularly in coordination with the Director’s schedule.
  • Potential collaboration for the new Education Program, including supporting the programming and administration of classes.

Essential Skills 

The ideal candidate will have/be:

  • Flexible and responsive nature to support artists and daily operations
  • Experience with administration or activities that require juggling multiple tasks and interests at one time
  • Excellent organizational habits; the ability to follow existing processes and develop new ones
  • Ability to engage with incoming artists at all levels and backgrounds
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills including email, phone and in person
  • Capable of great discretion and care when handling confidential or sensitive information
  • Sense of humor, curiosity, and open mindedness.

Preferred Skills

The Mercury Store is excited to welcome candidates with an array of backgrounds and skills. While not required, we encourage candidates to have experience or familiarity with:

    • Different models of theatre making and genres, including devised work, adaptation, physical theatre, dance theatre, new plays and musicals
    • Strong collaborative skills
    • Working for a new/start up organization
  • Google Workspace
  • Working in an office environment

Salary and Benefits

This is a full-time position with a salary of $50,000. This position will be offered full health benefits, generous paid time off, sick time and will be eligible for 401k matching.

All employees of Mercury Store will be required to provide proof of boosted vaccination to enter the building, in addition to regular testing protocol as needed.

To apply, please send your cover letter and resume to hello@mercurystore.com with the subject line “Executive and Programs Assistant.” Applicants are welcome and encouraged to present credentials and examples of work experience in other creative written or digital media formats, in addition to the cover letter and resume. Mercury Store is closed for the holiday December 17-January 2nd, but will be accepting applications on a rolling basis during that time.  We are hoping to fill this position by mid-January with a start date of early February. All applications will receive a response email.

 

Mercury Store’s employee searches are conducted in partnership with CJAM Consulting, LLC.

 

EEO Commitment 

Equal employment opportunity and an inclusive and representative staff are fundamental at the Mercury Store where employment and promotional opportunities are based upon individual capabilities and qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation/preference, political position, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, veteran status, or any other protected characteristic as established under law.

FACILITIES AND PRODUCTION MANAGER

The Position

 The Mercury Store’s Facilities and Production Manager (FPM) is the person responsible for the management and operations of the physical space and coordination of artistic, community, and public-facing activities within it. This role will work closely with all members of the team and will report to the General Manager.

 

Mercury Store aims for a culture, creatively and operationally, of collegiality, collaboration and artistic experimentation.  The FPM is expected to uphold those values and care for the physical building while supporting the programming. Our primary program, ‘Projects’, involves hosting 3-4 lead artists per week in our studios, and the FPM role will be responsible for supporting the production and space needs of the artists, as well as turning over the studios each week.

 

This is an in-person, permanent, full-time position and an ideal opportunity for someone who is skilled in facilities and production, enjoys creative problem solving and systems, and is interested in the arts. Mercury Store is committed to reasonable working hours. In that vein, we are open Monday through Friday 9:30am-6pm, and hours are adjustable to best support the production schedule.

 

Primary Responsibilities

Facilities-related

  • Coordinate all maintenance and building systems, including troubleshooting issues as they arise
  • Manage vendor contracts and contacts
  • Maintain site safety programs and compliance
  • Purchase and implementation of necessary equipment for building operation and maintenance, including outside grounds
  • Supervise facilities overhire or part time staff, including site supervisors and janitorial staff
  • Maintain security and utility systems, including making sure inspections and regulations are up to date
  • Schedule facility cleaning, maintenance, and repairs, and maintain inventory of cleaning and office supplies and equipment

Production-related

  • Collaborate with the entire team, including Producer, Associate Producer, General Manager and Associate General Manager, on production needs for the Projects series.* The FPM will also be in direct contact with Lead Artists ahead of their project to best serve their technical needs.
  • Supervise Stage Managers, including hiring, scheduling their assignments, preparing them for project weeks, and supporting them during the process
  • Collaborate with General Manager to facilitate venue rentals, including building setup and site supervisors
  • Manage space availability for programs and rentals
  • Maintain inventory of A/V and production equipment

*The Mercury Store does not do productions; it is a development space. Production needs are in the spirit of experimentation and suggestion, rather than full realization, so projects often require minimal tech setup. However, given our focus on process, artist support, creativity and problem solving are essential, and this role will be at the center of that exploration.

Required Skills

  • Familiarity with different models of theatre making and genres, including devised work, adaptation, physical theatre, dance theatre, new plays and musicals.
  • Experience with basic technical theatre, including A/V, projectors, etc.
  • Experience with building management
  • Ability to engage with and support artists, vendors, and renters with professionalism and discretion in a fast-paced environment
  • Sense of humor, curiosity, and open mindedness
  • Organization and attention to details

 

Preferred Skills 

The Mercury Store is excited to welcome candidates with an array of backgrounds and skills. While not required, we encourage candidates to have experience or familiarity with:

  • Strong collaboration
  • Microsoft Office and Google Workspace
  • Interest in process-oriented work
  • Working for a new/start up organization

 

Salary and Benefits

This is a full-time position with a salary of $70,000.

This position will be offered comprehensive health insurance, generous paid time off, sick time and will be eligible for 401k matching.

All employees of Mercury Store will be required to provide proof of boosted vaccination to enter the building.

To apply, please send your cover letter and resume to hello@mercurystore.com with the subject line “Facilities and Production Manager.” Mercury Store is closed for the holiday December 17-January 2nd, but will be accepting applications on a rolling basis during that time.  through December 20th. We are hoping to fill this position by mid January, with a start date of early February. All applications will receive a response email.

Mercury Store’s employee searches are conducted in partnership with CJAM Consulting, LLC.

 

EEO Commitment 

Equal employment opportunity and an inclusive and representative staff are fundamental at the Mercury Store where employment and promotional opportunities are based upon individual capabilities and qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation/preference, political position, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, veteran status, or any other protected characteristic as established under law.