The Director of Production for the Jay and Susie Gogue Performing Arts Center (GPAC), under the direction of the Executive Director, is responsible for strategically planning, organizing, managing, and directing all technical and production aspects of performances and events at the GPAC, a multi-use performing arts venue hosting professional, university, and community performances at Auburn University. The individual will be responsible for ensuring the GPAC’s high standard of quality while promoting efficiency, cost consciousness, and safety of all performances and events.
1. Directs and oversees the planning and organization of all technical activities including technical preparations and productions for the Performing Arts Center.
2. Directs and oversees all aspects of stage production and management; setup of technical systems and equipment including technical crews; sound and lighting; load in and load out; house management; and crowd count and control.
3. Oversees production at all events including but not limited to rehearsals, meetings, receptions, recitals, concerts, plays as well as other special events ensuring events are carried out smoothly and safely.
4. Collaborates with the GPAC’s Executive Director to strategize short-term and long-term goals for revenue producing activities and overall direction of the GPAC as well as collaborating with other key areas; education and programming, marketing and communication, development and operations within GPAC to identify and accomplish institutional goals.
5. Collaborates with internal and external constituents to clarify requirements for equipment, personnel, and timetables necessary for stage productions and events.
6. Hires, supervises, motivates, and supports a strong and strategically-focused team including but not limited to staff in production and stage operations.
Entry into the applicant pool requires a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in a relevant field; 7 years experience in production management in the performing arts industry. Must have at least 2 years supervisory experience in performing arts producing and/or presenting. Comprehensive knowledge and practical experience required in audio, electrics, carpentry and wardrobe.
Knowledge of theater productions including scenic productions, technical systems, and equipment is also required for this position. Experience in ETC fixture, control and dimming systems; digital and analog sound consoles and sound systems. Strong communication and organization skills required. Employer will consider advanced relevant degrees in lieu of experience.
A commitment to an inclusive and diverse campus environment is required.
Please utilize the attachment feature of our online employment site and attach the following: cover letter, resume, and contact information for at least three (3) professional references. Only applicants who submit a complete application packet containing all these items will be accepted for review.
About Jay and Susie Gogue Performing Arts Center at Auburn University
The Jay and Susie Gogue Performing Arts Center, made possible through a lead gift from 1957 Auburn graduates John and Rosemary Brown, will enhance the university’s academic endeavors and establish it as a culturally minded institution. Designed to increase the breadth of cultural expression found in the transformative power of the arts, Auburn University’s new world-class performing arts center will enrich the artistic life and profile of the university, the state, and the region. Housing functional spaces with superior acoustics and fully integrated technology, the new facility will include a 1,200-seat main theatre, an open lobby, and an amphitheater that will serve as an additional performance venue. The Gogue Center will open in August 2019.