Multicultural Arts Center

41 Second Street
East Cambridge, MA 02141

Date Posted:
April 01, 2021

Eastern Massachusetts



Production Associate

The Multicultural Arts Center is seeking a candidate who brings technical skills, customer service experience, and a passion to wield the power of the arts to activate social change. We are a small, dedicated team and the Production Associate will be an important member of it! This person is responsible for the implementation of our arts programming and private events. If you have experience with lighting and sound equipment, video streaming and editing, and event logistics, we want to hear from you! To apply, send a cover letter and resume to by Sunday, April 18th.

The Production Associate will work at the direction of the Interim Managing Director in the coordination of facility rentals, performing arts events and gallery receptions, as COVID guidelines allow.

The ideal candidate works as a team player, maintains professional standards with a sense of humor, and brings a thoughtful approach to working with a diverse community that includes our audience members, artists and rental clients from the corporate, private and non-profit sectors. This person is motivated by the mission of the center, with a vested interest in elevating underrepresented voices in the arts and widening access to the arts. We know there are great candidates who won’t check all of these boxes, and we also know you might bring important skills that we haven’t considered. If that’s you, don’t hesitate to apply and tell us about yourself. We prioritize mission and value alignment in our hiring and we are prepared to train the right candidate.

The Production Associate will be expected to maintain a variable work schedule that involves daytime, evening and weekend work. The position will average 12-15 hours per week.

Compensation will range $20-$22, commensurate with experience.

The Multicultural Arts Center does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, age, height, weight, physical or mental ability, veteran status, military obligations, and marital status.


Self-directed; works in a timely manner in a fast-paced environment and manages deadlines well

Attentive to detail and asks questions when needed

Builds relationships centered on trust and teamwork

Demonstrates leadership in solving problems, managing tasks independently, and delegating when appropriate

Willingness to learn specific production needs of our space


Brings a positive attitude towards client/artist relationships and has experience in public-facing customer service

Experienced in event production; event management experience is a plus

Skilled in use of audio/video recording equipment, lighting and sound design

Experienced with videography, editing, and streaming


Preparation in advance of events:

  • Assist with walk-throughs with caterers and rental clients regarding details of upcoming events in coordination with Interim Managing Director

Facilitates the Center’s performing arts events:

  • Coordinates logistics with clients and artists and their crews, including pre-event technical checks and setting space to their specifications

  • Sets up and strikes all equipment including: chairs, tables, staging, curtains, lighting, sound, videography equipment, etc

  • Runs lighting and sound as needed

  • Moves equipment, furniture, and staging weighing up to 50 pounds

Serve as on-site point of contact during event rentals:

  • Coordinates with outside vendors to ensure space is set up to agreed-upon specifications

  • Fields day-of questions and concerns with client and acts as a resource throughout the event

  • Oversees event set-up and break-down and properly returns all Center equipment to storage

Work closely with the Interim Managing Director to make sure all details of an event are executed to the clients’ satisfaction and respond quickly and proactively to challenges as they arise. Work with on-site security guard as needed for events

Maintain theater equipment, including but not limited to light and sound equipment, tech storage areas, staging, green room, piano, tables, chairs, and outside courtyard space for all events and rentals

  • Create and manage a maintenance schedule for all equipment and hire and supervise maintenance contractors

Participate in weekly staff meetings and weekly supervision meetings

How To Apply:

To apply, send a cover letter and resume to by Sunday, April 18th.

We would appreciate if you would complete this optional Equity in Hiring Questionnaire in addition to your cover letter and resume. Your responses are 100% anonymous and will not be tied to your application in any way. We will use these responses to meet our goal of having a diverse pool of applicants and responses will only be reviewed in aggregate.

Apply by:
April 18, 2021
$15,000 - $17,000
About this Organization:
The Multicultural Arts Center is the only multicultural visual and performing arts center in New England. The historically significant venue, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, includes an elegant theater and a fine art gallery.