North Coast: Hip Hop Improv Comedy

We’re Hiring

North Coast is looking to fill two part-time roles:

Apply! Interested? Email the following to info@northcoastnyc.com by the end of Friday, November 25

  • Which role you’re applying for
  • Resume and contact info
  • In your own words, why do you want this job and why are you right for it?


About North Coast

http://northcoastnyc.com/

New York City’s premier hip hop improv comedy team, North Coast, is a unique collaboration of improvisational comedy, hip hop, beatboxing, and music. With a cast of improv comedy veterans in NYC, North Coast’s explosive live performances have been packing comedy venues, universities, and festivals nationwide since 2009. Built around a single suggestion from an audience member, the show’s improvised scenes escalate into full-blown hip-hop songs, facilitated by Champion and professional beatboxers.  

Named one of the “Top Ten Best Comedy Shows” by Time Out New York, North Coast has been featured on Vh1, in Slate’s Podcast The Gist, The Village Voice, and The New York Times Comedy Listings. North Coast tours teaching workshops and performing at schools, comedy venues, and corporations across the country and Canada. Currently, they perform every Saturday night at 9pm at The Peoples Improv Theater in NYC.

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Business Manager

Summary / Primary Role:

The Business Manager is a part-time position (4-10 hours a week) responsible for overall organizational aspects of running a professional comedy team. Scheduling, casting, negotiating with clients, keeping track of finances, and booking travel and accommodations are all possibilities required under this job title. The ideal candidate is highly organized and responsive, comfortable working with money and spreadsheets, as well as excited about working in the comedy environment with a growing team with a national presence.

The Basics:

  • Highly organized, responsive, and able to send detail oriented emails
  • Comfortable getting on calls with clients to negotiate and gather information
  • Comfortable working with Google Docs, creating PDFs, and Spreadsheets
  • Skilled at and comfortable with working as a team, balancing group needs and opinions
  • Basic professional client / team interaction
  • Basic math skills
  • Available to maintain time-sensitive conversations with clients
  • Thinks outside the box; constantly looking for new opportunities for the team

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Scheduling
    • Send out availability emails to the cast for upcoming gigs
    • Update schedule with show casts based on availability
    • Book and coordinate travel for up to 10 performers (or negotiate with the client to book it for us) for non-local gigs
    • If gigs have a size-requirement (max # of performers) or other artistic specific decisions, the Business Manager will work with the Managing Director to finalize casting
  • Negotiating rates with potential clients (venues, schools, corporations, comedy festivals etc.) via the phone and email
  • Finalizing and signing contracts. Ensuring clients sign, send and stick to contracts.
  • Responsible for Finances
    • Creation and sending of invoices for paid gigs. Ensuring timely invoice payments.
    • Accurately track both Income and Expenses . Keep tabs on business finances in excel spreadsheet.
    • Work with and provide documentation to our accountant at the end of the year
    • Pay out performers, tech, and any other staff for various gigs
  • Working with Marketing Manager on outreach to new and potential clients
    • Researching potential clients
    • Cold-emailing and calling corporations, colleges, festivals etc. to find new paid work (for commission)

The Ideal candidate would also

  • Be a part of the North Coast family!
  • Analyze the profitability and efficiency of the team
  • Have interest learning about the entertainment industry. Have interest in working in an exciting environment with a comedy team who has a growing presence and reputation
  • Like comedy!

Compensation:

Monthly stipend, plus commission on all paid gigs. Additional commission for new paid gigs brought to the team by the Business Manager.  

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Intern

Summary / Primary Role:

The part-time (2 – 5 Hours a week) Intern helps maintain North Coast’s growing social media presence on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr etc. The Intern is the group’s go-to resource for help, including email reminders and Show Day assistance such as setting up pre-show, and selling merch. The ideal candidate would have Saturday night availability to help out at our weekly 9pm shows at The PIT.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to social media: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr/blog
  • Organized, responsive, and able to send detail oriented emails
  • Assist the team at local shows
    • pre and post-show set up help (distributing/collecting mailing list sign up sheets, helping the tech if necessary etc.)
    • sell t-shirts and other merch
    • help quiet rowdy audiences
  • (Optional for commision) Marketing of the team to new and potential clients
    • Cold-emailing and calling corporations, colleges, festivals etc. (for commission)

The Ideal candidate would also

  • Be enthusiastic about comedy!
  • Enjoy working as a team. Be a part of the North Coast family!
  • Have experience and interest in video production
  • Have interest learning about the entertainment industry.
  • Have interest in working in an exciting environment with a comedy team who has a growing presence and reputation
  • Have Saturday night availability to help out at our weekly 9pm shows at The PIT

Compensation:

The Intern will be compensated via free shows and discounted (or free whenever possible) North Coast workshops and classes. There is also commission available for paid gigs brought to the team by the Intern.