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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:

ABOUT THE POSITION

Roulette is seeking a highly motivated, organized, and charismatic Director of Development to join its team. The Director of Development is responsible for creating a comprehensive fundraising plan for the organization to support its annual programs, cash, and capital reserves. Working closely alongside the Managing Director, Executive Director, and Board of Directors, the Director of Development plays an integral role in both the day-to-day needs of Roulette’s mission, alongside strategic and future planning for the organization. This is a full-time salaried permanent position with benefits.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Oversee all Roulette fundraising, including individual, foundation, government, and corporate avenues of support, special events and capital campaigns, as well as overseeing all Roulette Membership and Patron Circle engagement
  • Craft compelling proposals and reports to private, institutional, and government funders on an ongoing and regular basis
  • Ensure that all records of contributions, donors, and prospects are routinely reviewed and efficiently and accurately entered into Audience View (Roulette's CRM)
  • Plan and implement special fundraising events for Roulette, including but not limited to private salons, galas, benefit concerts, membership events, and dinners
  • Maintain best practices around the prospecting, cultivation, stewardship, and communication with hundreds of donors, patrons, Board Members, Roulette Members, audiences, and government and foundation representatives simultaneously
  • Spearhead multiple annual individual fundraising campaigns, engage existing donors while cultivating new relationships across digital, print, mail, and broadcast channels
  • Serve as a public representative of the organization, fostering relationships with community members, including elected officials, major donors and prospective funders. Must be able to speak publicly at select Roulette performances and special events.
  • Work cross-departmentally and in collaboration with Roulette’s Executive team to realize the organization’s long and short-term strategic, programmatic, capital, and capacity goals.
  • Alongside the Managing Director and Executive Director, create organizational budgets, including annual and multi-year projections
  • Identify key areas of need within the organization quickly and elegantly as opportunities arise
  • Attend select Board Meetings to represent Roulette’s fundraising strategies and strategic vision

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Candidates should be highly motivated and deadline-driven, with strong interpersonal and writing skills. Roulette is a “roll up your sleeves” environment; we’re a small team that supports each other through a large amount of activity.
  • Bachelor’s Degree required, with 5+ years in a development, fundraising, grantmaking, or sales-based role strongly preferred
  • Must be at ease soliciting four, five, and six-figure major gifts
  • Ability to handle simultaneous priorities gracefully and remain calm under pressure
  • High proficiency in Google Drive, Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Acrobat, and working collaboratively is essential.
  • Experience with AudienceView or other CRM software is a plus
  • An appreciation for and knowledge of contemporary experimental music and performance is an immense asset.

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.

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 “Director of Development” in the subject line. Please attach a professional resume and cover letter as a single PDF. No phone calls or walk-ins, please.

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.

Roulette seeks 2 Production Managers–one full-time and one part-time.

POSITION OVERVIEW

Reporting to Roulette’s Technical Director, the Production Managers 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. 

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 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.
  • 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 all Roulette concerts; 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.
  • Uphold health, safety, house protocols, including COVID-19 compliance.

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.
  • 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 judgement.
  • 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.

COMPENSATION

One Production Manager position is a full-time, benefits-eligible position with an annual salary of $40,000-$50,000.

One Production Manager position will be a part-time (25-30 hours/week) position, not eligible for benefits, with an hourly wage of $25-$30/hour.

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. Priority given to applications received by December 3, 2021.

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

Reporting to Roulette’s Technical Director and Assistant Technical Director, and working closely with performing artists and rental clients, AV Engineers are responsible for:

  • 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 $27.50/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.

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 $27.50/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.

TO APPLY

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

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

$27.50/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 “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.

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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