Vice President of Production
About Cincinnati Ballet:
Cincinnati Ballet is a place to flourish, be creative, and be supported. We are an inclusive community, where people of all backgrounds work, learn, and create collaboratively, informed always by our organization’s mission – to enrich, expand, and excel in the art of dance through performance, a high-caliber academy, and impactful education and community engagement in local to global communities. Since 1963, Cincinnati Ballet has been the cornerstone professional ballet company of the region, presenting a bold and adventurous array of classical, full-length ballets and contemporary works. Cincinnati Ballet reaches beyond the stage in programs that allow every person in the region to be part of the continued evolution of dance. Both on and off the stage, Cincinnati Ballet is defined by the collective work of a community of highly skilled creative minds.
Cincinnati Ballet is looking for a full-time Vice President of Production (VPP) to join our organization.
The VPP is responsible for the overall production quality of company performances and will oversee management in the execution of all aspects of Cincinnati Ballet’s (CB) productions, including, but not limited to, financial planning and oversight, contract administration, management of technical staff, logistical coordination, short and long- term strategies, and planning, and serving as liaison to all outside vendors. The VPP will oversee events operations management and related staff of the Michael and Margaret Valentine Center for Dance(Ballet Center), including Events, coordinate intra-departmental facilities scheduling, and ongoing studio needs maintenance and their attributes.
Interested candidates can apply here:
The position will interact with all departments including, Finance, Administration, Artistic, Academy, Education, Development, Marketing, Production, Stage Crew, and Wardrobe. This position will work with guest artists and union employees. The position will be the front-facing representative with all external venues regionally or on tour.
Interpersonal Communication and Teamwork:
Listens well, shares work-related information is open to others’ perspectives, work styles, and methods. Willingly collaborates and cooperates with others in the organization. Develops successful working relationships at all levels and values these relationships as critical to effective work. Must be able to express ideas clearly, both verbally and in writing. Embraces a “yes” first attitude and demeanor.
Dependability and Punctuality:
The VPP must be able to prioritize work to meet deadlines and consistently follow through on projects and plans.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Supervises Technical staff, Production Stage Manager, Associate Director of Events Costume Shop Manager, and all production-related personnel.
- Is responsible for the oversight of Events, and studio maintenance at the Ballet Center pertaining to floors, barres, audio, and adjunct electronics.
- Maintain and advise on the technical aspects of the Ballet Center.
- Assures effective direction of all staff and contractors working on the production team; attentive to presenting the highest quality artistry within budget and with constant vigilance for safety.
- Is responsible for the preparation and upholding of all budgets, including productions and touring, events, building operations, and maintenance.
- Works with VP of Finance + CFO on Capital maintenance and budgeting for short and long- term efficiencies and operational lifespan.
- Is responsible for the preparation, upkeep, and timely dissemination of the season’s production calendar, events calendar, and studio maintenance schedules.
- Is responsible for the generation of contracts for technicians, union, and non-union staff, and coordinates as needed to support contracting of choreographers, designers, or guest artistic staff. Works with the VP of Human Resources to ensure all contracts are compliant.
- Work with the VP of Human Resources on the interpretation and negotiation of all union contracts.
- Is responsible for securing the rights and royalties as needed for various elements of production.
- Coordinates rentals (including some contract writing) for both CB’s use (costume, scenic, props, electrics, sound) and the use of CB’s holdings by outside groups.
- Coordinates rental and purchase of necessary supplies to support Ballet Center studio maintenance and outside venues.
- Is responsible for the coordination and management of facility rentals with outside groups.
- Is responsible for coordinating the oversight of the build and construction of costumes, scenery, and props as needed for performances.
- Manage and execute production requirements of CB’s Academy and CBII productions and showcases.
- Is responsible for coordinating theater transportation (shipping and trucking) of performance elements.
- Is responsible for coordinating in-theater schedules with the Artistic Director and Company Manager.
- Acts as the primary contact with all production venues to assure mutual needs are addressed and met.
- Oversees the coordination of load-in and load-out for all productions, including other departmental load-in needs.
- Helps support the Marketing and Patron Engagement Team with front-of-house technical requirements.
- Schedules and directs regular production meetings to assure thorough knowledge and communication among all necessary individuals.
- Oversees coordination of technical schedules.
- Is responsible for the oversight of the video and audio archives for CB.
- Is responsible for the oversight of maintenance of documentation and archival records (photos, lists, etc.) of sets and props in CB’s inventory for future company use and, or potential rentals.
- Oversees technical and production safety meetings.
- Serves as project manager for special projects as assigned by the President + CEO.
- Takes an active role in the strategic development of CB’s work.
- Attends in-house training and professional development sessions when needed.
- Works to encourage communication and a collaborative working environment.
Key Professional Experience and Education:
- BFA in Theatrical Production or a minimum of 10 years of experience managing and delivering production elements and workflow in a fast-paced environment.
- Ballet production experience is preferred.
- A diverse range of production experience in theatre, arts, and dance, is desirable.
- 5 years’ experience in event coordination and, or facilities rentals.
- Strong interpersonal skills and is capable of adapting to different environments and working well under pressure.
- Must be able to demonstrate good relationship-building skills and work as a positive and effective team player.
- Strong Respect for diversity and inclusion.
- Great technical knowledge and computer literacy.
- Ability to work extended hours on consecutive days.
- Ability to work nights and weekends (mandatory).
Additional Eligibility Qualifications:
- To be considered for this position, candidates must be willing to complete a background check.
- Candidates must be fully vaccinated as defined by the CDC. Fully vaccinated means two weeks have elapsed after the completion of a primary series (meaning you’ve received both doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines or the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine).
Job Categories: Arts and Culture. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: administration, ballet, finance, management, and president. States: Ohio.
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