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:

Livestream Coordinator
Internships
Volunteer
Artist Submissions

Livestream Coordinator

POSITION OVERVIEW

Working closely with several Roulette departments and staff members, the Livestream Coordinator oversees Roulette’s live streaming operations–principally focusing on the capture of 2-4 live performances per week via Roulette’s six-camera robotic system, which is remotely controlled from a studio in Roulette’s basement, for live broadcast and inclusion in Roulette’s online archive.

In addition to serving as the principal director/operator of the robotic camera system for each (or most) performances presented in Roulette’s Fall Season, the incumbent may make recommendations on streaming platforms and engagement, help establish and refine best practices around file storage and the integration of concert footage from the live stream into Roulette’s archive and Vimeo presence, and train additional operators for Roulette’s robotic camera system. The incumbent may also interface with artists and Roulette Tech staff in order to discuss lighting and ways to optimize capture of a variety of dynamic live performances.

This is a part-time, temporary position, active between August and January 2020; it is not eligible for benefits. This is not a remote position; it will require some interaction with Roulette staff and artists and, if Roulette is permitted to present live performances before limited-capacity audiences, it may involve limited contact with the public. Roulette will continue to operate following the guidance issued by the CDC, New York State, and the NYC Department of Health and will utilize industry best practices for infection control in event-based environments, including the use of face coverings and physical distancing. 

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. The incumbent will be present for most, if not all, performances presented as part of Roulette’s Fall Season, which runs September 24-December 21, 2020, shooting 1-4 performances per week (8-28 total hours/week). Scheduling for the entire season will be confirmed with the Live Stream Coordinator prior to the position start date.

Candidates should be familiar with contemporary experimental music, dance, and media arts and Roulette’s avant garde arts programming in particular.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Shoot Roulette’s Fall Season (an average of 2-4 performances per week between September 24 and December 21, 2020) for live stream broadcast using Roulette’s robotic six-camera system–comprised of an ATEM-1 Broadcast Panel and ATEM 1 M/E Switcher; six SSony BRC-H900 PTZ Cameras (four cameras mounted in Roulette’s performance hall and two cameras that can be set up on tripods); and Sony RM-BR300 remote controls.
  • Determine how to shoot a variety of performances for optimal effect. This may entail working with artists and Roulette’s Tech staff before the performance to get a sense of the work and potential limitations (lighting and otherwise). But the Live Stream Coordinator will rarely have the chance to see a full performance before shooting it, so the successful candidate for this role will be expert in Roulette’s camera system and able to draw on its full potential as a documentation and production tool. They will also be an adept and quick decision-maker and have a discerning eye for how to capture different kinds of performances in order to faithfully and engagingly broadcast them to a home audience watching via live stream. 
  • Troubleshoot issues with Roulette’s live stream before, during, and after the broadcast, with support from and communication with Roulette’s Tech and Communications teams.
  • Archive live stream performance files–play an active role, with guidance and oversight from other Roulette staff, in developing and executing a process for naming, storing, and backing up files; adding them to Roulette’s online archive; and organizing them in Roulette’s Vimeo account.
  • Help train additional remote camera operators.
  • Make recommendations for improved technical capacity and audience-engagement for Roulette’s nascent live stream program, including considerations like embedding logos and prompts to donate in broadcasts.

COMPENSATION

$25-$30/hr

APPLICATIONS

Please send your resume and cover letter as a single pdf to jobs@roulette.org with your name and “Livestream Coordinator” in the subject line. Please paste your cover letter into the body of your email and include a link to your portfolio or a minimum of 3 links to other samples of recent work. Only those whose applications are being considered will be contacted. No phone calls please.

Application deadline: August 14, 2020


Internships

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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Volunteer at Roulette

Roulette is committed to remaining accessible to all members of our community. Volunteer at Roulette and see shows for free!

For more information about volunteering at Roulette, please email us at volunteer@roulette.org.

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Artist Submissions

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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