Close Encounters With Music

PO Box 34
Great Barrington, MA 01230

Date Posted:
November 07, 2018

Western Massachusetts



Stage Production Manager

The CEWM Production Manager is responsible for consistantly and coordinating monthly chamber music concerts on stage and 2 talks.  Duties and expectations for this role include, but are not limited to:
  • Communicate with other CEWM staff to coordinate concert logistics
  • Communicate with venue management of delivery, rehearsal, and day-of production schedules
  • Coordinate Catering/food orders/pickup and delivery
  • Wine ordering and picking up
  • Collecting concert and reception supplies/materials and reception set-up and clean-up
  • Managing volunteer list; outreach and procurement as needed
  • Arrange housing accommodations for visiting artists as needed
  • Stage management, usually consisting of chairs, podium, mics and a piano.

The ideal candidate for the Production Manager role will possess a natural attention to detail and multi-tasking abilities; be able to communicate with and coordinate multiple kinds of people (technicians, musical artists, other managers, and external parties); move objects on stage between pieces during a concert; be proactive/self-motivated/and resourceful. Position averages about 15 hours per month.  
How To Apply:
Send a resume and an application letter to  Please do not contact us by phone.
Apply by:
November 23, 2018
TBD according to experience/open until position is filled.
About this Organization:
Close Encounters With Music stands at the intersection of music, art and the vast richness of Western culture. Entertaining, erudite and lively commentary from founder and Artistic Director Yehuda Hanani puts the composers and their times in perspective to enrich the concert experience. Since the inception of its Commissioning Project in 2001, CEWM has worked with the most distinguished composers of our time—Paul Schoenfield, Osvaldo Golijov, Lera Auerbach, Kenji Bunch, John Musto, among others—to create important new works that have already taken their place in the chamber music canon and on CD. A core of brilliant performers includes pianists James Tocco, Adam Neiman, Walter Ponce and William Wolfram; violinists Shmuel Ashkenasi, Yehonatan Berick, Vadim Gluzman and Toby Appel; harpsichordist Lionel Party; clarinetists Alexander Fiterstein, Charles Neidich; vocalists Dawn Upshaw, Amy Burton, Jennifer Aylmer, Robert White, Lucille Beer and William Sharp; the Vermeer, Amernet, Muir, Manhattan, Avalon, Hugo Wolf quartets, and Cuarteto Latinoamericano; and guitarist Eliot Fisk. Choreographer David Parsons and actors Richard Chamberlain, Jane Alexander and Sigourney Weaver have also appeared as guests, weaving narration and dance into the fabric of the programs.