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 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 9th

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 Liaison, 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 is reached, the rate is $22/hr. 

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 special events 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 tables and chairs, 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.

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.

Roulette is now seeking motivated, enthusiastic individuals to join our Audio/Visual Apprenticeship Program. Ideal candidates are those seeking to learn advanced technical skills on the job and in live performance within a superb theater utilizing state-of-the-art equipment. Apprentices are overseen by Roulette’s Technical Director and Assistant Technical Director, and receive direct training from Roulette’s staff of Audio/Visual Engineers and Live Stream Coordinator/Operators.

Roulette’s Audio/Visual Apprenticeship Program offers an immersive introduction into audio and video engineering, recording and live streaming through hands-on experience with live experimental performance. Apprentices will assist our engineers, live stream operators, tech staff and artists with set-up and breakdown of equipment, organizing inventory, equipment testing, space maintenance as well as audio and video archiving and database management. 

Successful applicants will receive a stipend of $17 an hour. Apprentices will be expected to work two shifts per week including some weekend shifts for a total of approximately 14-18 hours a week beginning in September 2021 and continuing through the end of June 2022.

About Our Venue: Our 400-seat, multi-level, renovated 1928 art deco theater allows wide flexibility in programming; accommodates larger ensembles, complex productions, ambitious dance works, high-tech Intermedia performances, and houses some of the finest equipment today’s venues have to offer. Our performance hall includes a 48-channel APB Dynasonic analog console, an ETC Ion Lighting System featuring over 100 multi-color lighting fixtures, JoeCo BlackBox multi-track Recording capabilities, 500-series racks with a Grace Design Compressor and Speck EQ, a Lexicon reverb and effects unit, alongside a superb collection of Neumann Microphones. Our studio includes a custom-built 32-channel Rupert Neve Designs 5088 Analog Console, state-of-the-art outboard gear including a Manley VU compressor, GML multi-band compressor and equalizer, and a Pro-Tools HD System. Our live stream system uses 6 Sony BRC-H900 PTZ cameras with RM-BR300 remote controls, Blackmagic Design ATEM 1 M/E broadcast panel and Studio 4K video switcher as well as AJA Io XT capture and playback devices and AJA Ki Pro HD recorders.

Qualifications: We accept candidates with a wide range of experiences. Interest in experimental music and performing arts is a plus. Required qualities are professionalism, a high work ethic, promptness, and the ability to work as a team. Some AV experience is preferred but is not mandatory, provided the applicant can demonstrate a strong interest and desire to learn.

Candidates are selected based on greatest need and potential. Those who receive college credit are not eligible for stipends. Women, people of color, and those seeking to learn a skilled trade but who cannot afford the cost of higher education are highly encouraged to apply.

To apply, please send a resume, cover letter, and 1-paragraph statement of financial need to AVapprenticeship@roulette.org by August 10th, 2021. No phone calls please.

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 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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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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