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Opportunities

Roulette offers a wide range of professional opportunities to join our administrative and technical staff. Our employees come from various backgrounds and fields and work collaboratively to accomplish mission-based projects and objectives.

Roulette is an equal opportunity employer. Our roles are filled without regard to race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), parental status, national origin, age, disability, family medical history or genetic information, political affiliation, military service, or other non-merit based factors.

Available Opportunities:

POSITION OVERVIEW

Roulette seeks a full-time Production Manager.

Reporting to Roulette’s Technical Director, the Production Manager will work closely and collaboratively with artists and clients to discuss technical requirements (including audio specifications, lighting, video projection, and live streaming needs) for the 100+ Roulette-programmed performances and 100+ rental events that Roulette hosts in its space each year. 

This position requires some night and weekend work, as well as the ability to climb a ladder, go up in a genie lift, and regularly lift 50 lb.

Responsibilities included but not limited to:

  • Tech advancing (i.e. determining requirements for concerts/events, including audio specifications, lighting, video projection and live streaming needs). 
  • Determine staffing needs and create production schedules for concerts/events and effectively communicate production needs to technical staff.
  • Oversee and physically participate in the setup of a wide range of concerts and events to ensure that house rules are complied with. 
  • Assist with troubleshooting of A/V equipment issues when necessary and be responsive to emergencies in a fast-paced, time-sensitive environment.
  • Oversee restore of audio and lighting systems for productions requiring specific setup other than the house system. Please note, restores often happen on nights and weekends.
  • Assist Technical Director with equipment maintenance, repair, and installation. 
  • Assist Technical Director with research on new equipment and technologies for system upgrades and funding applications.
  • Track inventories, place supplies orders, and arrange rental of backline equipment.
  • Maintain the archive of multitrack recording and track sheets of concerts & performances; fulfill multitrack requests from artists and clients.
  • Assist with hiring and training technical staff, including AV Engineers and
    Apprentices, Lighting Technicians, and Live Stream Operators. 
  • Help recruit, vet, and oversee production crews working on space reconfigurations, maintenance, and special projects.
  • Uphold health, safety, house protocols, and COVID-19 compliance; become familiar with Roulette’s fire and emergency protocols, learn how to operate Roulette’s fire alarm panel and acquire an S-95 Certificate of Fitness (with paid training).

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum of 1-2 years working in live event production management, including experience interfacing with a broad range of artists and clients, and direct responsibility for supervising and directing staff across a wide range of operating functions in a changing environment.
  • Minimum 1-2 years working as an A1 / FOH engineer strongly preferred
  • Technical knowledge surrounding production specific items involving but not limited to sound, lighting, video, livestream, and industry standard safety protocols.
  • Strong organizational skills, time management skills, and exceptional attention to detail.
  • Possess problem solving, reasoning, motivational, and strong interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work independently when necessary and use sound business judgment.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment.
  • Ability to resolve conflicts in a productive, professional and time sensitive manner.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks in a calm, efficient manner.
  • Evenings, weekends, and long hours are occasionally required.
  • Advance knowledge of one or more of the following is highly desired: live streaming, video production/editing, robotic camera systems, lighting systems.

COMPENSATION

This is a full-time position with a salary range of $40,00-$50,000 per year plus a generous benefits package.

SAFETY

As of their first day on-site, new hires must be in compliance with the health and safety policies outlined on roulette.org/safety, including the requirement to show proof of vaccination against Covid-19.

TO APPLY

Candidates should email jobs@roulette.org with their cover letter in the body of the email and “Production Manager” in the subject line. Please attach a professional resume and cover letter as a single PDF. No phone calls or walk-ins, please. Application deadline: August 19, 2022.

Roulette is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating and developing an inclusive team. People of color, women, transgender and queer people, disabled people, and people from culturally, socially, and linguistically diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

ABOUT ROULETTE

Roulette was founded in 1978 in a small loft space in Manhattan. For more than 40 years, Roulette has pursued its mission: to support artists through presenting a substantial and diverse program of experimental music, dance, and intermedia, commissioning new work, paying professional fees, and finding artists and audiences interested in learning about innovative developments in these art forms. In September 2011, Roulette moved into a renovated 400-seat theater on Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn, two blocks from the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Barclays Arena, and all major subway lines. The theater’s design focus was to achieve superb acoustics and appropriate production infrastructure to make a flexible and efficient multimedia environment for its own music, dance, and intermedia performances as well as for community events and rentals. Roulette Intermedium is strongly committed to equal opportunity employment and diversity in all areas. Visit us at roulette.org.

Position Type: Part-Time (20-40 hours monthly, depending on scheduling and availability)
Position Level: Entry-Level
Education: None Specified
Sector: Performance, Music, Non-Profit
Application Deadline: MONDAY, AUGUST 1st 2022

Roulette Intermedium, New York’s premier space for the promotion and presentation of contemporary experimental performing arts, seeks Event Staff to assist with front-of-house operations for Roulette performances and special events produced by rental clients. Events Staff work as Event Liaison, Box Office Attendants, and Bartenders, rotating between the three roles and providing crucial support for Roulette’s programming and rental events.  

Qualified candidates will be personable and have the facility, flexibility, and confidence to work with a wide range of personalities, represent Roulette to the public in a consistent and positive manner, and make day-­of logistical decisions on behalf of the venue. Previous experience in customer service, ticket sales, event production, and hospitality required, as is a flexible schedule with evening and weekend availability. Interest in experimental performing arts is a plus.

Event Staff will be trained to serve as Event Liaisons, Box Office Attendants, and Bartenders, and will be scheduled to work shifts in all three roles. The starting wage for all three Event Staff roles is $20/hr. After 150 hours of work, the rate goes up to $22/hr and $25/hr for Event Liaison shifts for rental events.

Responsibilities of each role include: 

EVENT LIAISON

  • Act as team-leader, provide general support, and liaise between producers, artists, rental clients and other Roulette staff working Roulette performances and rental events.
  • Serve as day-of venue representative and facilitate day-of logistics for a wide variety of events, including those produced by rental clients at Roulette; mediate any conflicts that may arise with a high degree of professionalism.
  • Keep consistent lines of communication open between all staff. Provide general support to Roulette’s Sound Engineers, Bartenders, Volunteers, and additional Event Staff.
  • Oversee set-up and breakdown, including setting up chairs and tables, stocking bathrooms, reconfiguring the box office and bar, overseeing trash management and recycling; ensure public/clients vacate the premises on time.
  • Manage and maintain the safety and cleanliness of the venue according to Roulette policies, Department of Health Regulations, and Fire Code.
  • Complete accurate and thorough end­-of-­event reports. 

BOX OFFICE ATTENDANT

  • Oversee ticket, membership, and merchandise sales.
  • Use Roulette’s Client Relationship Manager (CRM) to track ticket sales and donation information.
  • Ensure proper data collection and excellent sales and communication.
  • Complete detailed and precise end-of-night accounting reports.
  • Ensure efficient and accurate transactions.
  • Assist bartenders during intermission.
  • Communicate event and season details to customers.
  • Assist rental clients with check-in/ticketing

BARTENDER 

  • Responsible for beverage and merchandise sales.
  • Stock the bar before and after events.
  • Maintain Department of Health food safety standards.
  • Complete detailed and precise end-of-night accounting reports.

Additional Information
This is a non-exempt, hourly position with no benefits. NYC Department of Health Certificate in Food Protection and NYC Fire Department Certificate of Fitness are required within 3 months of hire date. Roulette offers paid training for certifications for successful candidates. Experience with Audience View/Ovation Tickets is highly desired, as is experience managing live events.

To Apply
Applicants should send a cover letter in the body of their email and a copy of their resume and short cover letter as a single a PDF attachment to jobs@roulette.org with “Event Staff” in the subject line. Only those whose applications are being considered will be contacted. No phone calls please.

SAFETY
As of their first day, new hires must be in compliance with the health and safety policies outlined on roulette.org/safety, including the requirement that Roulette staff be up to date with their Covid-19 vaccinations. As of Feb 1, 2022, this means staff must have completed a Covid-19 vaccination series and received a Covid-19 booster within two weeks of becoming eligible to receive one.

ABOUT ROULETTE
Founded in 1978 at the height of NYC’s downtown arts revolution, Roulette Intermedium is now one of the nation’s premier venues for the presentation of innovative and experimental music, dance and intermedia. Roulette’s Tribeca loft origins have evolved into a 12,000 square-foot multi-level facility in the heart of Downtown Brooklyn, presenting over 120 performances a year and hosting an additional 160 community and rental events in the theater. In total, Roulette serves over 70,000 visitors each year. Roulette’s mission is to support artists creating new and adventurous art in all disciplines by providing them with a venue and resources to realize their creative visions, and to build an audience interested in the evolution of experimental art.

Roulette Intermedium, New York’s premier space for the promotion and presentation of contemporary experimental performing arts, seeks a Special Events Coordinator to work in the organization’s Special Events department. Special Events (i.e. venue rentals and outside productions) play an integral role in generating revenue to support Roulette’s arts programming and core mission of building a support structure for artists. The schedule for this position will be 40 hours/week, consisting of 3-5 days/week, 10am-6pm, plus 2-5 events per month, often occurring on evenings and/or weekends. These additional event shifts will be scheduled in advance in consultation with the incumbent. 

POSITION OVERVIEW

Reporting to the Director of Special Events and Community Outreach, the Special Events Coordinator will be responsible for advancing events, overseeing event production, giving direction and feedback to part-time Event Staff, and serving as the on-the-ground point person for select events. 

RESPONSIBILITIES

The primary responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Advance productions, including spatial logistics, staffing, and scheduling; answer client questions, creatively troubleshoot and respond to client requests; anticipate and communicate event needs to other Roulette departments (e.g. Operations/Facilities and Tech); and distill production details into clear and concise production emails for day-of staff.
  • Organize, prepare, and run efficient production meetings with rental clients, in collaboration with the Technical Department.
  • Help develop or advise on floor plans and space set-ups.
  • Serve as day-of Event Liaison for 2-5 events per month: oversee set-up and breakdown, keep events running on time, coordinate with vendors and caterers, maintain building health and fire code requirements, serve as representative of Roulette, and ensure that the venue is safe for all present. 
  • Oversee part-time Event Staff (with the Director of Operations and Programs): develop trainings, training materials, and day-of checklists; review event reports and provide constructive feedback and oversight to Event Staff. 
  • Assist the Director of Special Events and Community Outreach with administrative tasks, as needed, including: conducting walk-throughs, drafting contracts, creating and sending invoices, maintaining financial records, collecting event documentation, working Roulette’s annual Open House and other community outreach events, and other tasks as assigned.
  • Assist the Director of Special Events and Community Outreach with marketing tasks, as needed, including: researching new avenues to promote Roulette’s rentals program, updating the program’s web presence, and working with Roulette’s Communications team to develop and schedule dedicated outreach to prospective clients.

QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS

The ideal candidate will have at least one year working in events management, as well as:

  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent project management
  • Multitasking abilities
  • Self-starter who takes initiative
  • Ability to work independently and under pressure
  • Creative problem solver 
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills 
  • Team player
  • Patience, flexibility and adaptability
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends and lift up to 25 lbs on a regular basis

COMPENSATION

This is a full-time position with an annual salary of $40,000-$50,000 plus a generous benefits package.

SAFETY

As of their first day on-site, new hires must be in compliance with the health and safety policies outlined on roulette.org/safety, including the requirement to show proof of vaccination against Covid-19.

TO APPLY

Candidates should email jobs@roulette.org with their cover letter in the body of the email and “Special Events Coordinator” in the subject line. Please attach a professional resume and cover letter as a single PDF. No phone calls or walk-ins, please. Application deadline: August 8, 2022.

Roulette is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating and developing an inclusive team. People of color, women, transgender and queer people, disabled people, and people from culturally, socially, and linguistically diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

ABOUT ROULETTE

Roulette was founded in 1978 in a small loft space in Manhattan. For more than 40 years, Roulette has pursued its mission: to support artists through presenting a substantial and diverse program of experimental music, dance, and intermedia, commissioning new work, paying professional fees, and finding artists and audiences interested in learning about innovative developments in these art forms. In September 2011, Roulette moved into a renovated 400-seat theater on Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn, two blocks from the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Barclays Arena, and all major subway lines. The theater’s design focus was to achieve superb acoustics and appropriate production infrastructure to make a flexible and efficient multimedia environment for its own music, dance, and intermedia performances as well as for community events and rentals. Roulette Intermedium is strongly committed to equal opportunity employment and diversity in all areas. Visit us at roulette.org.

Responsibilities:

  • Programming consoles and operating manual and computer-controlled lighting systems during concert/event
  • Rigging, focusing and operating necessary lighting equipment
  • Taking on electrical maintenance duties when needed
  • Keeping the lighting equipment in good safe working condition
  • Operating within current health and safety regulations to ensure a safe environment.
  • Keeping updated with new technologies and techniques in the industry

Qualifications

The successful candidate will be a seasoned lighting technician with experience working in a performing arts environment. Familiarity with ETC Ion console, theatrical lighting fixtures and theatrical/concert lighting design strongly preferred. The ability to work evenings and weekends is required. Familiarity with contemporary experimental music, dance, and media arts is strongly preferred.

COMPENSATION

This position is contract-based (1099) and is not eligible for benefits. Compensation is $30/hr.

SAFETY

Everyone working at Roulette must be in compliance with the health and safety policies outlined on roulette.org/safety,  including the requirement to show proof of vaccination against Covid-19 and proof of having received a booster by first day on site or within two weeks of becoming eligible.

TO APPLY

Candidates should email jobs@roulette.org with “Lighting Tec” in the subject, a brief introductory letter, and professional resume attached.

Roulette is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating and developing an inclusive team. People of color, women, transgender and queer people, disabled people, and people from culturally, socially, and linguistically diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

ABOUT ROULETTE

Founded in 1978 by four artists in a TriBeCa loft in NYC, Roulette has grown into an internationally recognized performing arts venue and presenter of experimental music, dance, and intermedia featuring some of today's most prolific artists and their extraordinary emerging counterparts. Historically, Roulette presents 120 annual performances alongside an additional 150 community/rental events, serving up to 70,000 annual visitors in our 12,000-square-foot venue in Downtown Brooklyn. In addition to its robust live programming, Roulette presents a monthly podcast, weekly and monthly radio shows, and weekly TV segments on Manhattan and Brooklyn public access. Our mission is to support artists creating new and adventurous art in all disciplines by providing them with a venue and resources to realize their creative visions, and to build an audience interested in the evolution of experimental art.

POSITION OVERVIEW

Reporting to Roulette’s Technical Director and Assistant Technical Director, and working closely with performing artists and rental clients producing events at Roulette, AV Engineers are responsible for mixing live sound for performances and special events at Roulette. A1s alternate between mixing for live, in-person audiences and mixing for a virtual audience via Roulette’s livestreams.

Responsibilities:

  • Setting up and striking A/V equipment in a safe, effective and professional manner
  • Mixing and recording audio for live concerts/events and live stream videos
  • Creating monitor mixes onstage for performers
  • Troubleshooting and fixing A/V issues that arise along the way
  • Understanding technical requirements and selecting appropriate A/V equipment for concerts/events
  • Acting as a Point-of-Contact to artists and clients during concert/event; coordinating with other staff members to ensure production needs are met and concert/event is on schedule
  • Programming and operating lighting consoles during concert/event (simple cues only)

Qualifications:

The successful candidate will be a seasoned audio engineer with experience mixing live

performance and in-depth knowledge of A/V equipment and microphone selection. Familiarity with analog and digital consoles, Apogee and Meyer Sound speakers, outboard processing equipment (i.e. Grace Design compressors, Specks EQs, Lexicon Reverb/Effects processors), Sennheiser Wireless system and high-quality multitrack recording environment strongly preferred. Experience with ETC Ion lighting system is a plus.

The ability to work evenings and weekends is required. Familiarity with contemporary

experimental music, dance, and media arts is strongly preferred.

COMPENSATION

This position is part-time and is not eligible for benefits. Compensation is $30/hr.

SAFETY

As of their first day on-site, new hires must be in compliance with the health and safety policies outlined on roulette.org/safety, including the requirement to show proof of vaccination against Covid-19.

TO APPLY

Candidates should email jobs@roulette.org with “AV Engineer” in the subject, a brief introductory letter, and professional resume attached.

Roulette is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating and developing an inclusive team. People of color, women, transgender and queer people, disabled people, and people from culturally, socially, and linguistically diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

POSITION OVERVIEW

Working closely with Roulette’s Technical Director and AV Staff,  the Managing Director, and Communications and Operations teams, the Live Stream Operator is contracted on an event-by-event basis to capture performances and special events at Roulette using Roulette’s six-camera robotic system and to oversee the live streaming of these events on various online platforms, including Vimeo, YouTube, and Facebook.

The Live Stream Operator will serve as the principal director/operator of the robotic camera system for events that they are contracted to work and, with support from Roulette Technical and Communications staff, will be responsible for troubleshooting issues that may arise with the live stream before and during live events. In some cases, the Live Stream Operator may also interface with artists and Roulette Tech staff prior to events in order to discuss lighting and ways to optimize the capture of performances.

This is a part-time, contract (1099) position; it is not eligible for benefits. This is not a remote position; it will require some interaction with Roulette staff and artists and may involve limited contact with the public. 

Qualifications

The successful candidate will be a seasoned videographer with experience shooting live performance and in-depth knowledge of live streaming platforms. Familiarity with Blackmagic products, including the ATEM-1 Broadcast Panel and ATEM 1 M/E Switcher, as well as Sony BRC-H900 PTZ Cameras and Sony RM-BR300 remote controls, strongly preferred.

The ability to work evenings and weekends is required. Familiarity with contemporary experimental music, dance, and media arts is strongly preferred.

COMPENSATION

$30/hr

SAFETY

As of their first day on-site, new hires must be in compliance with the health and safety policies outlined on roulette.org/safety, including the requirement to show proof of vaccination against Covid-19 and proof of having received a booster by first day on site or within two weeks of becoming eligible.

TO APPLY

Candidates should email jobs@roulette.org with “Live Stream Operator” in the subject, a brief introductory letter, and professional resume attached. Candidates may also include a link to a portfolio or select clips of their video and editing work.

Roulette is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating and developing an inclusive team. People of color, women, transgender and queer people, disabled people, and people from culturally, socially, and linguistically diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

ABOUT ROULETTE

Founded in 1978 by four artists in a TriBeCa loft in NYC, Roulette has grown into an internationally recognized performing arts venue and presenter of experimental music, dance, and intermedia featuring some of today's most prolific artists and their extraordinary emerging counterparts. Historically, Roulette presents 120 annual performances alongside an additional 150 community/rental events, serving up to 70,000 annual visitors in our 12,000-square-foot venue in Downtown Brooklyn. In addition to its robust live programming, Roulette presents a monthly podcast, weekly and monthly radio shows, and weekly TV segments on Manhattan and Brooklyn public access. Our mission is to support artists creating new and adventurous art in all disciplines by providing them with a venue and resources to realize their creative visions, and to build an audience interested in the evolution of experimental art.

POSITION OVERVIEW

Production crews are needed whenever our space needs to be reconfigured.
The work is intermittent. Crew pool members will receive email blasts notifying them when there are upcoming available shifts.
Being on the list does not obligate members to take jobs, and anyone can opt off of the list at any time.
The work often happens at night, following events, but it can happen any time of the day.
Many of Roulette's crew members are musicians, and being in the crew pool is a great way to meet others in the Roulette community.

Responsibilities

The work is fairly physical, lifting and moving our stage or setting up risers.
Other work involves more tech, e.g. moving and wiring our sound and lighting boards, setting up speakers, etc.
Once you are confirmed for a crew, we ask that you make every effort to show up on time for the job.
(No-shows, last-minute cancellations & late arrivals are a burden on the rest of the crew & can jeopardize shows!)

Qualifications

Stagehand & or moving experience is helpful but not required.
Crew members must be willing and able to engage in physical work, take initiative, and work both independently and as part of a team.

COMPENSATION

Most jobs take around 2 - 2.5 hours and pay $50 - $65 cash to each crew member.
The work is irregular and should be considered for supplemental income only.

SAFETY

As of their first day on-site, new hires must be in compliance with the health and safety policies outlined on roulette.org/safety, including the requirement to show proof of vaccination against Covid-19.

TO APPLY

Candidates should email tech@roulette.org with “Production Crew Pool” in the subject, and include a brief introductory letter.

Roulette is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating and developing an inclusive team. People of color, women, transgender and queer people, disabled people, and people from culturally, socially, and linguistically diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

ABOUT ROULETTE

Founded in 1978 by four artists in a TriBeCa loft in NYC, Roulette has grown into an internationally recognized performing arts venue and presenter of experimental music, dance, and intermedia featuring some of today's most prolific artists and their extraordinary emerging counterparts. Historically, Roulette presents 120 annual performances alongside an additional 150 community/rental events, serving up to 70,000 annual visitors in our 12,000-square-foot venue in Downtown Brooklyn. In addition to its robust live programming, Roulette presents a monthly podcast, weekly and monthly radio shows, and weekly TV segments on Manhattan and Brooklyn public access. Our mission is to support artists creating new and adventurous art in all disciplines by providing them with a venue and resources to realize their creative visions, and to build an audience interested in the evolution of experimental art.

Roulette offers hands-on internships for college students and recent graduates throughout the year. This unique opportunity provides working knowledge of a non-profit music venue with access to some of the world’s most exciting contemporary composers and musicians.

Roulette operates with a small staff and our interns will interact with all departments on a regular basis. Responsibilities will range from event production to press and public relations to administrative tasks. Intern candidates must possess a strong command of the English language, excellent communication and writing skills, as well the ability to work and function in a dynamic and creative environment.

Interns work a minimum of two days per week for a full trimester on a voluntary basis. In addition, interns may be asked to assist staff with evening and weekend programs, special events, and other Roulette projects. The internship may be used to fulfill academic credits or requirements. Roulette is unable to provide intern candidates with visas or stipends.

Marketing & Online Communications
An internship with Roulette’s communications department is an excellent opportunity to learn more about public and media relations, online communication, and graphic design. Interested applicants should have excellent writing and communication skills, as well as familiarity with the Adobe Creative Suite, Web editing, and design.

Non-Profit Administration
Interns gain insight into the administration of a non-profit music venue, which includes event production, outreach and community partnerships. Applicants should be enthusiastic about interacting with the public and engaging Roulette’s diverse audience. This position may require working some weeknights and occasional weekends, as needed.

Development and Fundraising Interns
This internship is an excellent opportunity for anyone interested in learning more about the fundraising process, from cultivation to stewardship. This department requires interns who have experience or education in donor handling and research, membership, grants, and other aspects of non-profit development.

Applications Due Dates:

Fall — (September–December)
Applications due by August 1st

Winter — (January–March)
Applications due by December 1st

Spring — (April–June)
Applications due by March 13th

Summer — (July–August)
Applications due by May 1st

*In special cases, applications are also considered on a rolling basis.

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Roulette offers an open call for performance proposals and submissions once per year, closing on May 1st. At this time, we are unable to accept proposals for dance performances.

Please note that in order to complete the application you will need to include 3 to 5 Work Samples representative of your proposed performance. Music files must be mp3 format ONLY and must not exceed 10mb each. You may provide links to video and Intermedia work. Current press reviews or clippings are not required, but are highly encouraged.

All applications are reviewed after the May 1st deadline. Due to a heavy volume of applications, only those applicants being considered for performances will be contacted. No phone calls please.

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