The Whitney Museum of American Art seeks a temporary Performance Production Assistant to assist with performances, programming, rehearsals and daily activations for the ongoing Whitney Biennial. Reporting to the Performance Producer, the Performance Production Assistant will work closely with Biennial Artists and other members of the Biennial exhibition team and liaise across museum departments to support the scheduling, coordination, and supervision of all Biennial performance activity.
The Performance Production Assistant will assist in developing and managing performance schedules in coordination with the Performance Producer, Assistant Performance Coordinator, Biennial Coordinator and Curatorial team.
Ensure good and timely communication with performers and act as the main point-person and liaison for performers while on site.
Maintain and organize green room supplies and artist hospitality.
Assist the Whitney Performance team with general office tasks.
Assist the Whitney Performance team on site during rehearsals, installations, and strikes.
About the Whitney
As the preeminent institution devoted to the art of the United States, the Whitney Museum of American Art presents the full range of twentieth-century and contemporary American art, with a special focus on works by living artists. Designed by architect Renzo Piano and situated between the High Line and the Hudson River, the Whitney’s new building vastly increases the Museum’s exhibition and programming space, providing the most expansive view ever of its unsurpassed collection of modern and contemporary American art.
B.A. (Art History or Performing Arts preferred)
Minimum of two years’ experience working in a theater, museum, or similar setting
Interest and background in live performance, exhibition and events planning
Positive, professional, and proactive demeanor
Excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to coordinate and prioritize multiple projects at once
Must have flexible schedule with evening and weekend hours required
Occasional physically demanding work, such as lifting and moving equipment will be required
Please complete an application located on the Museum’s website:
The Whitney Museum of American Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Museum does not discriminate because of age, sex, religion, race, color, creed, national origin, alienage or citizenship, disability, marital status, partnership status, veteran status, gender (including gender identity), sexual orientation, or any other factor prohibited by law. The Museum hires and promotes individuals solely on the basis of their qualifications for the job to be filled. The Museum encourages all qualified candidates to apply for vacant positions at all levels. This description shall not be construed as a contract of any sort for a specific period of employment.