Under the direction of the Director of Production, the Production Manager assists in the oversight and coordination of the day-to-day production and technical operations for the lot. This includes but is not limited to: Audio (including Video), Carpentry (including Automation and Rigging), Electrics (including Projections) Properties and Wardrobe. The Production Manager establishes and maintains safe and consistent operations all production departments and works extensively to maintain cohesive and effective work environment to produce the highest of quality productions.
- Oversee the production process and provide leadership to staff for assigned productions.
- Manage and allocate technical staff cross all projects (advancing shows, providing estimates as required, etc.).
- Set production deadlines and goals; provide the necessary oversight to ensure those goals are met.
- Provide production expertise to upper management as necessary prior to committing to projects.
- Lead the technical advance of touring and television productions at the lot.
- Supervise load-ins, technical rehearsals, and load-outs and represent the theatre's interests in the planning of crew calls, schedules, etc.
- Supervise all IATSE crew at the theatre in accordance with the applicable collective bargaining agreements for each Local.
- Review and submit all union payroll to HR/Payroll for processing, on a weekly basis.
- Adhere to and promote all OSHA regulations as they pertain to the safe operation of all elements related to the staff and production and ensure that theatre takes the safety of its employees seriously through setting and enforcing appropriate policies.
- Ensures staff compliance (in conjunction with HR) in all required health and safety classes and emergency rescue procedure training.
- Coordinate and lead production meetings.
- Actively participate in and provide support for additional company functions.
- Responsible for all technical equipment inventory distribution and control.
- Additional duties may be assigned.
- Bachelor's Degree preferred or equivalent job experience
- Must have at least 5-7 years' experience in technical operations of a major venue, i.e. studio, arena, conventional center, etc. and at least 3+ years of management in a production environment experience with large productions and major live television performances.
- Capacity to manage a busy workload and pivot at a moment's notice in terms of tasks.
- Microsoft Office Suite; AUTO-CAD
- Use of hand-held radio procedures
- Skill in using a personal computer, engineering applications, and data management software in performing duties
- Must be able to function in low light conditions.
- Must have solid experience managing IATSE crews. Demonstrable understanding of the production process from both a creative and technical viewpoint to negotiate a clear path to success for any given production.
- Good understanding of production audio, lighting, rigging and set construction.
- Ability to work collaboratively and effectively with designers and directors.
- Experience working with budget development and management is a plus.
- Ability to work in a detail-oriented manner, be resourceful and flexible, and be able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
- Ability to remain calm, balanced and productive, demonstrating strong leadership and managerial skills, while exhibiting tact, discretion, diplomacy and a sense of humor.
- Possess an exceptional customer service attitude.
- Possess high organizational skills.
- Possess impeccable clear and persuasive communication skills, both verbally and in writing.
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