Producer of Special Projects, The Mediated Matter Group

Massachusetts, United States
18 Sep 2018
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Contract Type
Full Time

Media Laboratory-Mediated Matter Group, to work closely with Professor Neri Oxman. Will facilitate, coordinate, manage, and execute the production of commitments, including art and design shows, books, and installations in the USA and around the globe; and communicate with colleagues, member companies, and outside sponsors to produce the above. 

These may include communications with faculty, students, consultants, MIT departments, and outside constituencies to strategize, coordinate, manage, and oversee the variety of projects domestically and internationally.  Responsibilities include acting as the primary point of contact for and liaison between creative, research, and technical teams; strategizing logistical production and planning; generating and maintaining six-to- seven-figure budgets; working with MIT’s legal department to draft agreements to formally engage production partners; organizing and supervising internal and external public and private events; helping to conceptualize project and funding proposals and prepare project reports for funding entities; traveling to project locations for site visits and to manage exhibitions and installations. 

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: minimum of a bachelor’s degree (focus on management a plus); at least three years’ experience observing and assisting with high-pressured and exacting performance production in major international venues on projects that combine art and technology and have both academic and art-world aspects; and excellent organizational, management, and interpersonal skills. 

Must be able to manage and work with small and large groups; manage complex production, scheduling, and logistical aspects of projects; and work effectively in a busy environment with diverse and high-profile teams, including artistic and academic professionals and individual and corporate sponsors. The ability to quickly adapt to MIT and its systems, protocols, and procedures a plus.

Occasional travel will be required.

This is a one-year appointment with the possibility of extension based on funding availability and PI’s research priorities.

MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.