27 Mar 2017

Full-Time Job Production Manager

City of Bloomington, IL (Job Poster) – Bloomington, Illinois, United States

NOTE: This job listing has expired and may no longer be relevant!

Please share this job with your friends

Job Description

• Reports to: Assistant Performing Arts Manager
• Supervisory: Yes
• FLSA Status: Exempt
• Grade: L
• Department: Parks, Recreation & Cultural Arts (PRCA) / Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts (BCPA)

Provides all staffing, equipment, supplies and services to enable the staging of a wide range of performance events in PRCA facilities. Develops and manages technical (stage) support staff. Responsible for schedules and budget to maintain safe, high quality service that maximizes building usage in compliance with all City and performance union work rules and visiting ensemble contracts and riders. Monitors supply/equipment inventories to ensure production needs of local users and BCPA-sponsored events are met. Supervises load in, set up, performance and strike of events occurring at the BCPA where technical support is required and available to consult in other PRCA and City-owned performance venues. Work is reviewed under broad policy direction of PRCA Performing Arts Manager.

Essential Functions:
Other duties may be assigned. (This list may not include all of the tasks and/or knowledge which may be expected of the employee, nor does it cover all of the specific duties which may be required).

Supervises and directs the work of approximately 30 seasonal employees on stage crews to meet weekly changes in BCPA event needs. Sets monthly schedules for stage crew to fulfill requirements for 170 or more rehearsals/performances annually by 30 or more user groups.

Monitors and tracks attendance of direct reports. Assist in the hiring, evaluating and disciplining of employees within established guidelines and practice. Responsible for training and coaching employees as well as developing training materials and providing ongoing training on PRCA and BCPA stage systems to employees and external crews.

Responsible for the safety of employees. Ensures that employees are properly trained on safety issues. Provides or arranges for safety training, including the proper use of stage and safety equipment. Verifies that safe work practices are used. Monitors all equipment to meet all safety regulations

Supervises load-ins and load-outs of all user groups, monitoring compliance of user safety guidelines. Said time of some local groups may or may not be contiguous with rehearsal and performance calls.

Ensures that work is performed efficiently and effectively. Communicates and coordinates with other members of the PRCA/BCPA team to develop short term objectives. Provides input for shaping policies for smooth and effective operations. Tracks various measurements relating to work product and productivity and recommends changes for improvements. Responds to requests for information from internal customers, the public and external organizations as appropriate.

Leads and works in a spirit of cooperation among direct reports, peers and supervisors.

Develops and monitors BCPA’s technical operating budget as well as budgets for each event/user group served, in consultation with BCPA’s Finance Manager and Director.

Works with BCPA’s Finance Manager to develop systems for projecting and tracking multiple events.

Reviews all performance contracts and riders for production and technical support needs prior to execution. Develops appropriate production plans to support contracting artists and organizations.

Creates expense projections from event contracts, and tracks and reports expenses following events.

Serves as primary technical liaison between the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Department and the BCPA and external groups.

Represents the BCPA in presentations to educational and civic organizations. Assists local organizations with stage craft issues relating to BCPA and other PRCA presentations.

Interfaces with local user groups to determine technical needs best suited to their production. Communicates to stage crew the consensus reached during these sessions.

Advises crew leaders on technical and personnel issues, applying knowledge of all applicable systems, procedures and performance work rules of various unions.

Operates and maintains all stage lighting, rigging, sound, and related systems’ equipment and tools.

Creates and distributes technical information/inventory guides to all users.

Provides lighting and sound design as needed.

Plans and supervises inspection and maintenance schedules for all stage systems and equipment. Recommends replacement/upgrades as necessary and sets repair schedule as needed.

Purchases, maintains, and monitors an inventory of all stage supplies.

1) Education/Experience:
a. Required
Bachelor’s degree in theatre, theatre technology, production management or related field plus four (4) years of progressively responsible experience in a performing arts organization.
b. Preferred
Master’s degree in theatre, theatre technology, production management or related field plus two (2) years of progressively responsible experience or any equivalent combination of training and experience.

2) General Skill Levels:
Knowledge of:
• Stage technical areas (lighting, rigging, sound) with at least one area of specialized, in-depth knowledge
• Stage management practices including employee and patron safety
• Principles of supervision, scheduling, training, mentoring and coaching in a collectively bargained work environment
• Customer focused approaches related to the duties of the position
• Developing and managing within a budget

• Organizing work, setting priorities, meeting deadlines and following up on assignments with minimum direction
• Supervising, directing coaching, mentoring and training direct reports
• Using tact, discretion, initiative and independent judgment within established guidelines
• Analyzing operational situations and implementing improvements and solutions to problems
• Utilizing computer applications such as email, Word and Excel as related to the duties of the position
• Using and understanding basic mathematics
• Communicating clearly, effectively, and professionally with all stakeholders

Ability to:
• Plan, layout, and supervise the work of a large number of subordinates engaged in various performance staging assignments.
• Anticipate personnel, equipment and material requirements related to performance staging
• Manage functions, resolve conflict and work harmoniously with union leaders, performers, agents, employees, outside stage crews, and the general public
• Provide a customer service focus regarding the responsibilities of this position
• Prepare detailed work reports
• Identify individuals with the technical and interpersonal skills to lead crews and projects
• Direct, appraise and discipline staff in a respectful and constructive manner
• Share responsibility with others and delegate responsibilities as appropriate

3) Certificate or Licenses: None

4) Physical Requirements/Working Conditions: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Work is performed in office and performance stage environment, including backstage areas where the ability to move among obstacles, sometimes in confined spaces and at different heights is necessary. Work may include standing, sitting, kneeling, climbing and lifting 50+ pounds. Work requires availability for performances in the evenings and weekends.

Equal Employment Opportunity
We value diversity and the many contributions that are made to our City by people from all walks of life. Therefore, it is our policy not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or any other attribute or characteristic protected by law.
It is the policy of the City to comply with all federal and state laws concerning employment of persons with disabilities and act in accordance with regulations and guidance issued by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Furthermore, it is the policy of the City not to discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities in regard to application procedure, hiring, advancement, discharge, compensation, training or other terms, conditions and privileges of employment. Employees shall make requests to Human Resources for reasonable accommodations.



• Job Title: Production Manager
• Job Type: Full-Time Job
• Employer: City of Bloomington, IL
• website: https://mss.cityblm.org/MSS/employmentopportunities/default.aspx
• Location: Bloomington, Illinois, United States

Job Categories: Theatre. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: arts center, culture, manager, performing arts, and theatre. Location: Illinois.