Freelance Production Manager
Champaign Urbana Ballet is looking for a long-range production manager/technical director (PM) for its two annual productions:
The Nutcracker at Krannert Center usually one weekend (sometimes two) in late Nov-early Dec, and a Spring Production at The Virginia Theatre in late Apr-early May.
All productions are already built and have been staged multiple times, with production and design documentation existing; the production manager works in collaboration with the artistic director (AD), lighting designer (LD), a team of CU Ballet volunteers who manage scenic assets year round, and the company’s executive director (ED).
The main duties of the PM are to: appropriately plan for restaging the production at the venue in collaboration with the AD and LD (lineset schedules, ground plans, confirming inventory); work with the venue TD to schedule union crew, with the venue and LD on other paid crew, and CUB leads on volunteer crew; oversee Load-In/Out (including scenic rebuild and coordination with venue tech, lighting, audio, etc); and manage technical issues that arise during tech week and the run.
The company depends on the PM to manage expenses tightly (particularly union labor and rentals) while supporting the vision of the AD and the production design.
Upcoming schedules are:
The Sleeping Beauty:
Apr 30, 2018 Load-In; Performances May 4-5; May 5 Load-Out
Nov 25, 2018 Load-In; Performances Nov 30-Dec 2 and Dec 7-9;
Dec 9 Load-Out
Tentative: Apr 29, 2019 Load-In; Performances May 3-4; May 4 Load-Out
The Nutcracker: Tentative:
Dec 2, 2019 Load-In; Performances Dec 5-8;
Dec 8 Load-Out
Tracy McCabe, Interim Production Manager
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