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16 Jul 2019

Full-Time Production Manager

Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center  Livermore, California, United States

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Job Description

The Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center (LVPAC) is looking for a Production Manager to join our team.
The position is full time. We offer great benefits, including health, dental, vision, chiropractic, acupuncture, life insurance, PTO, paid holidays, and 403b with company matching.

Position Summary:
The Production Manager is responsible for the supervision, scheduling and coordination of the theater and technical personnel for all productions at Livermore Arts venues.


Essential Job Duties: 

  • Works closely with resident organizations and other theater users to develop and implement production requirements
  • Coordinates and supervises in-house theater technicians, and other technicians, including those not in the direct employ of the facility, engaged in producing a stage or non-stage production
  • Determines priorities of event coordination: hanging of soft goods, electric, audio, and supplemental rental equipment
  • Determines and prioritizes the purchase of replacement and upgrade of equipment based on need and budget
  • Establishes the number of technicians, time and material required to stage various events and schedules same, prior to each production
  • Coordinates the budgeting, purchasing, scheduling, repair and maintenance of all stage equipment
  • Establishes and manages the budget for the production department
  • Reviews and submits timesheets for production staff
  • Hires and reviews staff in the production department
  • Coordinate training for production staff and production representatives of resident companies
  • Coordinates all production staffing needs for resident company productions, including the stage and effective use of resident company volunteers
  • Advances preparation with visiting production personnel regarding technical rider requirements
  • Assists and helps coordinate with management staff various front-of-house events
  • Assists in setting goals and strategies for the overall development of LVPAC
  • Establishes and maintains good working relationships with resident companies and renters
  • Serves as a resource for resident companies assisting with the development of production requirements
  • Attend meetings as needed
  • Facilitate weekly operations meetings with Executive Director
  • Review contracts and riders for Bankhead Presents performances
  • Assist with additional programming as needed
  • Other related duties as assigned

Education and Requirements:

  • Bachelor degree in Theater Production or equivalent experience
  • Experience and training which would indicate possession of the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform duties listed above
  • Experience or knowledge of theater
  • Considerable knowledge in stage technical work and stage management
  • Thorough knowledge of theater craft, tools, practices and techniques
  • Strong interest in and/or appreciation for the arts
  • Ability to supervise and motivate staff including groups of stagehands, stage electricians and/or stage carpenters
  • Must be punctual and reliable
  • Computer literacy, including Microsoft Office products
  • Ability to work with resident organizations, visiting artists, event producers and others to advance the work of the performing arts center
  • Work in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment
  • Attention to detail and deadlines
  • Physical ability to work long hours when needed
  • Ability to sit or stand for long periods of time
  • Ability to lift up to 50lbs
  • Ability to coordinate all the components in presenting major theatrical productions
  • Willingness to work in a high-paced, team-oriented environment
  • Ability to hold arms up for long periods of time
  • Punctuality and reliability is essential
  • Learn and follow safety procedures


To apply, please send resume, cover letter, salary requirements and references to:


Scott Kenison, Executive Director



Attn: Scott Kenison
2400 First St
Livermore, CA  94550

Job Categories: Theatre. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: arts, arts center, human resources, management, manager, performing arts, production, and theatre. States: California.

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