|Published||September 22, 2022|
The heart of Boston Ballet is the human experience. Through our living and breathing art, we forge human connections—between artist and attendee, teacher and trainee, friend and newcomer, one's outer and inner self. We believe that the community of employees that makes dance possible is better together when talented individuals with varied life experiences, identities, races, cultures and ideas are welcomed, encouraged, and heard.
The COVID-19 Safety Coordinator position is an exempt level, part-time position needed from September 26 through December 31, 2022. Following the direction of Boston Ballet's (BB) COVID Task Force the COVID-19 Safety Coordinator will manage all COVID related policies, testing, contact tracing, and internal communications as necessary. This role works closely with leadership and constituents in Artistic and Production and is critical to ensuring smooth and safe operations backstage at Boston Ballet productions.
Major Duties and Responsibilities:
• Schedule and manage on-site and off-site COVID testing twice a week for all backstage employees
• Track and maintain testing results for the company including its dancers, student performers, production and artistic staff, orchestra members, backstage crew, and any other individuals included in our productions.
• Conduct contact tracing within BB community as necessary
• Function as a resource for day-to-day COVID safety judgments and compliance questions.
• In partnership with Company Manager, communicate to staff about COVID related safe practices and protocols, testing schedules, and act as a company-wide resource for COVID-19 safety information.
• In partnership with Stage Management team, ensure all COVID safety protocols are observed (e.g. masking and un-masking backstage, proper test collection)
• Remain current on best practices related to COVID prevention and management in the live performance industry; quickly gain knowledge on current BB policies and related implementation
• Follows protected health information requirements; maintains strict confidentiality regarding personal and medical information.
• Is a member of the COVID Task Force and provides documentation assistance with new and changing policy.
• Other duties as assigned.
• Availability for expected testing schedule beginning September 27 as follows:
o Tuesdays – 9:00am-7:00pm (this could vary in terms of time frame)
o Wednesdays – 6:00pm-8:00pm (depending on when results come in via email)
o Thursdays – 9:00am-12:00pm
• Live performance management and/or healthcare background preferred
• Highly organized, with strong attention to detail, and ability to adapt in a high pressure and production-oriented environment
• Must have excellent communication and writing skills, with ability to clearly and respectfully communicate across diverse constituent groups and with sensitivity to the challenging circumstances they may be experiencing
• Ability to maintain strict confidentiality as needed in communications orally and written
• Must be able to handle crisis situations with a calm presence and constant diplomacy
• A commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion
Boston Ballet requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment unless the employee is entitled to a religious or medical exemption.
While performing the duties of this position, the employee is frequently exposed to:
• COVID testing materials and individuals in a testing environment
• Theater and studio settings
• Office setting and remote work
• Must be able to work evenings, weekends, and holidays. (Thanksgiving and Christmas day do not include performances)
• May be on-call during certain performances
• When onsite, position requires the wearing of a mask