Jobs available from Drip dance/performance art troupe

Drip has positions open for these jobs:

  • Sales and booking manager
  • Production manager
  • Art director
  • Creative engineer (set and prop inventor and constructor)

Following are very long job descriptions, but first here’s a description of Drip:

WHAT IS DRIP?

  • Performing Arts and Visual Arts are combined to create compelling sensory-stimulated shows, events and atmosphere that excite and move audiences.
  • Performers create and often become visual art themselves by blending dance, music, artistic mediums and props. Drip redefines arts entertainment by interacting with paint, charcoal, sand, powder, fabric, culinary arts, black-light paints, projected liquid light, watercolors and more.
  • Drip specializes in customizing performance art installations and events. The environment is turned into a themed life-size piece of art and then it comes alive with music, dance, and creative activity.
  • Drip has performed alongside Cirque du Soleil and Blue Man Group at the 4th Annual Red Chair Affair as well as at the Orlando International Fringe Theater Festival, Orlando Shakespeare Theatre, Playground Magazine Launch, Wayne Densch Arts Center, Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre, Blank Space Art Lounge, Create Chaos International Conference, the 2008 WWE WrestleMania kick-off event and more.
  • Drip produces its own public events, is hired for private events and creates ongoing partnerships with a variety of venues.

For all the jobs, you should contact creative director Jessica Mariko at 517-449-3765 or Mariko@ILoveDRIP.com.

Here goes:

Drip sales and booking manager:
Independently contracted position

Responsibilities:

• Manage the booking process from start to finish.
o Find the clients and learn about them.
o Write and layout proposals and review them with clients.
 Often collaborate with the Creative Team when customizing proposals but also be able to make
simple creative suggestions based on what you know Drip can already do.
o Alter proposals and re-communicate them to our clients.
o Close deals, write and negotiate contracts.
o Pass on and communicate the booking to the appropriate internal person (probably the Production Manager) to create the production.
o Facilitate anything added on to the production and update contracts.
o Create and send invoices and thank you packages.
o Insure
Drip gets paid on time.
• Write and layout proposals with
Drip multi-media.
• Figure out what sales tools we need and create them or collaborate with available artists (our
photographer/videographer/etc.) to create them.
o For example: brochures, booking sheets, website pages, videos, creative sales packages, social media, etc.
• Get creative with a very limited budget.
• Constantly be networking and getting the DRIP name and booking options in front of the right people.
• Target conventions, private meetings, hotel sales teams, etc. to create on-going partnerships that lead to bookings.
• Find and attend appropriate networking meetings, associations, etc. on behalf of
Drip.
• Find low-cost or no-cost ways to advertise
Drip to potential clients (online, print, associations, WOM, etc.).

The ideal candidate will:
• Enjoy creative troubleshooting and excel at it.
• Be an idea person who can execute ideas.
• Have advertising, marketing and PR experience.
• Be a professional and expressive writer.
• Be a storyteller.
• Stay calm under pressure.
• Be great with time management and balancing your outside life with Drip.
• Be extremely positive, excited, passionate and have contagiously inspiring energy.
• Be passionate about Drip and committed to making it a success.
• Be great at collaborating and working with a team.
• Understand priorities and meet deadlines.
• Go above and beyond every day.
• Be able to present ideas in creative, organized and professional ways.
• Be reliable.
• Be a great communicator.
• Be extremely talented, driven, a self-starter and achieve dream-like successes all while staying down to earth,
playful and childlike.

It is a bonus if you have:

• Set design, performing arts, and show creation experience.
• Web design/graphic design experience.
• A flexible schedule.

Commitment: Our starting goal is to schedule at least one Drip appearance (performance, event, gig, etc.) a week. We are looking for someone willing to put in the appropriate hours and commitment to make this happen. This position is commission based and payment starts with the first booking.

Drip production manager
Independently contracted position

Responsibilities:
• Main areas of focus
o Manage and make the most out of Budgets
o Find, Manage and Maintain People
o Ensure the success and management of the production from beginning to end. For Ex: Pre-Production, design, construction, rehearsals, load-in, performances, load-out and post production.
o Ensure quality and the best interests of Drip
• Manage the creation of interactive experience-based events that combine art, dance, music, food, interactivity and more.
• Organize art supplies, props, set pieces, and Drip’s design studio to insure the highest productivity and inspiration.
• Understand the client and ensure performance art experiences are appropriate.
• Transport or manage the transportation of art supplies, props, set pieces, etc. to performance locations.
• Develop and execute internship/mentor programs for artists/interns.
• Ensure seamless communication between cast, crew, direction team and outside collaborators.
• Often act as the Stage Manager and call the show
• Coordinate a smooth, low stress, high productivity, fun and creative experience for everyone before, during and after the event. Also, make people feel valued and talented.
• Understand and be the go-to person for questions about the company branding, production, show schedule/timing, people involved and what needs to happen before, during and after the event better than anyone else.
• Materials (Supplies, costumes, installations, etc.) – Figuring out what we need and acquiring them (through purchase or in kind depending on budget constraints)
• Working with the other creatives to find low-cost/no cost creative solutions.
• Organize and categorize receipts.
• Ensure that people do NOT purchase supplies that are not approved/in the budget and be responsible if they do.
• Ensure that everyone involved has filled out the appropriate paperwork before they get involved.
• Load-In and Load-Out. Organize and categorize/label all supplies, installations, costumes etc. so it is ready for the next time.
• Look for gaps and flaws in the production process and be proactive about finding solutions for better processes and execute.
• Organize and throw cast & crew team bonding gatherings (ex: mid-production pick me ups, cast party, etc.)

The idea candidate will:
• Be very detail oriented and able to ensure the highest quality possible.
• Enjoy creative troubleshooting and excel at it.
• Stay calm under pressure.
• Be great with time management and balancing your outside life with Drip.
• Be extremely positive, excited, passionate and have contagiously inspiring energy.
• Be passionate about Drip and committed to making it a success.
• Be great at collaborating and working with a team.
• Help the creative team feel motivated, passionate and understand the steps of creation so you are able to delegate tasks with ease.
• Understand priorities, be a great communicator and meet deadlines.
• Be reliable and go above and beyond every day.
• Be okay with physical labor (building, moving set pieces, organizing props, etc.)
• Be extremely talented, driven, a self-starter and achieve dream-like successes all while staying down to earth, playful and childlike.

It’s a bonus if you have:
• Experience in set design, performing arts, show creation, and stage management.
• A flexible schedule.

Commitment: Hours & pay (usually flat rates/project) will vary. Some weeks you may only contribute 4 hours and leading up to an event you may contribute 80 hours. When you first join us, you may have 1-2 projects a month and then we will probably transition into at least one project a week with ongoing larger projects in the works at the same time. We can work around you having other jobs as long as you are not over-booking yourself and can balance your projects well.

Drip Art Director
Independently contracted position

Responsibilities:
• Design all visuals. Visuals may include: sets, props, costumes, lights, art materials and more.
• Be a collaborative visionary during the pitching process.
• Collaborate with other team members to create show/event/experience concepts and present them to the Creative Director and Sales Manager.
• Collaborate with choreographers, composers, and other creative directors to seamlessly combine art forms in performances.
• Create interactive experience-based events that combine art, dance, music, food, interactivity and more.
• Organize art supplies, props, set pieces, and Drip’s design studio to insure the highest productivity and inspiration while creating.
• Design performance art experiences with a client’s wants and needs in mind.
• Transport art supplies, props, set pieces, etc. to performance locations.
• Develop and execute internship/mentor programs for artists/interns.
• Teach creative workshops.
• Manage a team (artists and interns) with a variety of talents and personalities.
• Manage Art Direction budgets.
• Use Drip ideals to design and set-up performance art installations.
• Make the creative process fun for everyone involved.
• Be invested in the company and its success.

The ideal candidate will:
• Be very open-minded and able to contribute valuable ideas to creative brainstorming sessions.
• Enjoy creative troubleshooting and excel at it.
• Be an idea person who can execute ideas.
• Be a storyteller.
• Know color theory and have experience with a multitude of artistic mediums.
• Stay calm under pressure.
• Be great with time management and balancing your outside life with Drip.
• Be extremely positive, excited, passionate and have contagiously inspiring energy.
• Be passionate about DRIP and committed to making it a success.
• Be great at collaborating and working with a team.
• Delegate tasks with ease.
• Understand priorities and meet deadlines.
• Go above and beyond every day.
• Be okay with physical labor (building, moving set pieces, organizing props, etc.)
• Be able to present ideas in creative, organized and professional ways.
• Be reliable.
• Be a great communicator.
• Be extremely talented, driven, a self-starter and achieve dream-like successes all while staying down to earth, playful and childlike.

It is a bonus if you have:
• Set design experience.
• Performing arts experience.
• Show creation experience.
• A flexible schedule.

Commitment: Hours & pay (usually flat rates/project) will vary. Some weeks you may only contribute 4 hours and leading up to an event you may contribute 80 hours. When you first join us, you may have 1-2 projects a month and then we
will probably transition into at least one project a week with ongoing larger projects in the works at the same time. We can work around you having other jobs as long as you are not over-booking yourself and can balance your projects well.

Drip Creative Engineer (Set & Prop Inventor/Constructor)
Independently contracted position

Responsibilities:
• Be the person on the creative team who can figure out the “how” and then do it.
• Invent/construct all installations (aka sets) and props as well as other invention/construction to enhance or make lights, sounds or other performance ideas possible.
• Be a collaborative visionary during the pitching process.
• Collaborate with other team members to create show/event/experience concepts and present them to the Creative Director and Sales Manager.
• Collaborate with art directors choreographers, composers, and other creative directors to seamlessly combine art forms in performances.
• Train performers on usage of your inventions.
• Be a part of the team that creates interactive experience-based events that combine art, dance, music, food, interactivity and more.
• Organize workshop materials, props, set pieces, and Drip’s design studio to insure the highest productivity and inspiration while creating.
• Design performance art experiences with a client’s wants and needs in mind.
• Transport workshop supplies, props, set pieces, etc. to performance locations.
• Develop and execute internship/mentor programs for artists/interns.
• Manage a team (artists and interns) with a variety of talents and personalities.
• Manage a budget.
• Set-up/install/strike performance art installations.
• Make the creative process fun for everyone on your team.
• Be invested in the company and its success.

The idea candidate will:
• Be very open-minded and able to contribute valuable ideas to creative brainstorming sessions.
• Enjoy creative troubleshooting and excel at it.
• Be an idea person who can execute ideas.
• Experience constructing with a variety of materials.
• Skilled with a variety of tools.
• Stay calm under pressure.
• Be great with time management and balancing your outside life with Drip.
• Be extremely positive, excited, passionate and have contagiously inspiring energy.
• Be passionate about Drip.
• Be great at collaborating and working with a team.
• Delegate tasks with ease.
• Understand priorities and meet deadlines.
• Go above and beyond every day.
• Be okay with physical labor (building, moving set pieces, organizing props, etc.)
• Be able to present ideas in creative, organized and professional ways.
• Be reliable.
• Be a great communicator.
• Be extremely talented, driven, a self-starter and achieve dream-like successes all while staying down to earth, playful and childlike.

It is a bonus if you have:
• Set design, performing arts, and show creation experience.
• A flexible schedule.

Commitment: Hours & pay (usually flat rates/project) will vary. Some weeks you may only contribute 4 hours and leading up to an event you may contribute 80 hours. At first, you may have 1-2 projects a month and then we will probably transition into at least one project a week with ongoing larger projects in the works at the same time. We can work around you having other jobs as long as you are not over-booking yourself and can balance your projects well.

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