17 Jul 2014

Full-Time Production Manager

New Jersey Performing Arts CenterNewark, New Jersey, United States

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Job Description

As a manager in the production office, the Production Manager works with the Director of Production by aiding in the day to day stage and performance related operations, including daily stage schedules, performance expense management and reporting, and the maintenance of stage related equipment and facilities. The Production Manager also assists the Director of Production in managing the daily stage labor and other contracted employees in order to successfully fulfill the production requirements of the performing artists’ contracts. Primary assignments will include production management of pop, rock and urban comedy presentations.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Advance and manage presentation of pop, rock and urban comedy performances.

Under the Director’s guidance, formulate and implement plans to maintain and improve quality of production standards for related operations.

Plan and make recommendations to the Director for the allotment of resources required to fulfill the production requirements of assigned, including equipment, dressing rooms, wardrobe, hospitality; communicate directly with artists and/or their representatives, regarding technical riders and any other performance needs. Manage the approved plan.

Assist in scheduling and supervising all performance related stage labor.

Facilitate the hiring, scheduling, and with the Director, supervise casual production staff including Temporary Production Managers, Stage Managers and Lighting Designers as required by the productions.

Create and maintain daily load-in, load-out, rehearsal, performance and maintenance schedules.

Recommend budgets for performance, and control expenditures within approved budgets.

Assist in the supervision of the maintenance and repair of all theatrical systems, rigging, electric, sound, and machinery, throughout the facility.

Evaluate and recommend capital improvements to theatrical equipment and/or to the interior of the theaters.

Perform related duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Special Requirements:

Experience touring and managing presentation of pop, rock and urban comedy a necessity.

College degree or equivalent experience.

Five (5) years experience managing stagehands in a collective bargaining environment; preferably in a multi-theater environment.

Five (5) years experience interpreting the production needs of artists and other users.

Broadcast experience a plus.

Knowledge of stage related activities such as carpentry, rigging, electrics, sound, props, costumes/wardrobe, stage design, touring, special effects, mechanization, drafting, structural engineering and theater design.

Successful budgeting and control experience.

Excellent verbal and written communications skills. Able to represent NJPAC to artists, clients, renters and vendors.

Ability to work comfortably in a negotiating setting with artists’ managers and production managers in all art forms (concerts, symphonies, dance, etc) and with varying renters (benefits, corporate, school, etc.).

Ability to specify and secure outside services and materials to support NJPAC productions as needed.

Thorough familiarity with Excel and Word. Knowledge of Vectorworks and Lightwright required.

Ability to set own priorities, take initiative, and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.

Must have extremely strong organizational skills and work habits.

Strong problem-solving and logistics management skills are absolutely necessary.

Must be able to commit to long days and irregular hours.

How to Apply

No phone calls please. Unless otherwise noted, please e-mail résumé and salary requirements to jobopportunities@njpac.org (be sure to note the job title in the subject line of your e-mail).

We thank you for your interest in working for NJPAC. Once submitted, your résumé will be reviewed, and if your background fits our needs, someone from our office will contact you for an interview.

NJPAC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



• Job Title: Production Manager
• Job Type: Full-Time Job
• Employer: New Jersey Performing Arts Center
• website: http://www.njpac.org
• Location: Newark, New Jersey, United States

Job Categories: Featured and Music. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: manager, performing arts, pop, production manager, rock, theatre, and urban comedy. State: New Jersey.
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