Reports To: Director of Production Operations
Supervises: Union and non-Union Stagehands
FLSA Status: Non-exempt
Job Grade: EEO Category: Craft Worker
Company/Program: The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts Production Department
Production Managers at the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts (KC) are primarily engaged in the planning and execution of events. The Production Manager is responsible for providing the highest level of Production services to Kentucky Center staff, patrons, clients, and visitors. The Production Manager will work alone and with teams of KC staff to execute events. At times the Production Manager will be required to work alongside and supervise IATSE crews. The primary focus of this position is the execution of shows at all of Kentucky Performing Arts venues. This aspect of the role requires working knowledge of all aspects of production: lighting, sound, video, rigging, and staffing. The ideal is to be familiar with all aspects and have a deep knowledge of one or more specialties.
This challenging position requires the highest level of precision and attention to detail to ensure flawless performances and events and requires the Production Manager to maintain a “safety first” mentality. This individual will utilize their extensive background in the field of live events and passion for the arts to help Kentucky Performing Arts innovate its facilities and programs. The Production Manager position requires excellent organizational and interpersonal skills; the ability work as part of a team, as a leader of a team, and on individual projects with little supervision. This individual will collaborate with most Kentucky Performing Arts departments on projects and policies.
ORGANIZATIONAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Supports the mission, vision, values, and standards of behavior of The Kentucky Center.
2. Exhibits effective communication skills including proper use of The Kentucky Center’s communication systems.
3. Participates in appropriate professional development programs to attain and maintain competency and awareness of industry innovations.
4. Effectively manages financial and physical resources to achieve the mission of the organization.
5. Works as part of the stage crew on events held in the Kentucky Center campus of venues. These locations include but are not limited to theatres and other spaces used for events.
6. Attends Production meetings and assists managing of personnel, labor and equipment for Kentucky Center shows, events, and special projects.
7. Undertakes special projects and assignments as directed by the Director of Production Operations.
SERVICE ORIENTATION: Strives to meet or exceed expectation in the delivery of services and contributes to enhancing the quality of the work environment.
1. Stays informed and up to date in industry related services, products, innovation, and trends.
2. Supervises and assists incoming attractions with audio, video, lighting, and projection equipment.
3. Maintains in the best possible condition all Kentucky Center equipment and supplies.
TEAMWORK: Effectively works with other members of the team, drawing on all resources to achieve common goals or solve a problem. Promotes teamwork to generate positive and creative results.
1. Maintains a positive attitude toward the Kentucky Center, other employees and all users of Kentucky Center facilities.
2. Collaborates with Kentucky Center employees, resident groups and clients to implement and maintain innovative programs and events.
3. Assists all other Kentucky Center employees in fulfilling their responsibilities, as needed.
RESOURCE MANAGEMENT: Manages resources such as time, expenses, supplies, labor etc.
1. Assumes a primary role in production planning of events held in the Kentucky Performing Arts family of venues, as assigned.
2. Trains and supervises full-time, hourly, and call-in employees engaged in operating Production equipment in all Kentucky Performing Arts venues.
COMMUNICATION: Demonstrates effective written and oral communications that engage internal and external audiences, and assures staff is kept well informed of organizational issues and plans.
1. Attends intradepartmental and interdepartmental meetings, as needed, and makes sure all teammates, both internal and external, are informed and up to date with all managed projects and events.
2. Communicates with and assists, as needed, with outside vendors, contractors, clients, and solicitors.
3. Prepares reports and other relevant documents, including budgets, and distributes to all relevant and interested parties while maintaining the integrity and security of the materials.
4. Makes sure all teammates, both internal and external, are informed and up to date with all managed projects and events.
5. Average skills in reading, writing, and speaking English.
RESULTING ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL ABILITIES: Must possess physical capacities at least in the amount equal to the physical demands of the job.
1. Ability to lift approximately 50 pounds, unassisted, using appropriate lifting techniques and/or devices.
2. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception (the ability to judge distance and space relationships to see objects where and as they are) and ability to adjust focus.
3. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear in an environment that can be loud and harsh, and environments that are quiet and require quiet, discrete communication.
4. The employee is frequently required to sit or stand for long periods of time, as well as stoop, bend, kneel, and crouch.
5. Ability to climb ladders of all types, operate and work in elevated lifts such as scissor lifts and personnel lifts.
6. Ability to comfortably work at heights of up to 100 feet.
7. Ability to comfortably push or pull objects that weigh up to 1,000 pounds using proper equipment and procedures. Examples of these items are lighting storage racks, orchestra shell walls and Marley carts.
8. Ability to pull ropes with loads up to 50 pounds.
9. Ability to manipulate and properly use hand tools and power tools that are required to operate and maintain equipment, both theatrical and infrastructure.
1. Working knowledge of performance grade professional lighting equipment including LED’s, moving fixtures, system networking and architectural lighting.
2. Working knowledge of performance grade professional audio mixing consoles and related gear.
3. Working knowledge of current and historic video projection and A/V equipment.
4. Experience as a Production Manager or department head for a production company, preferred.
5. Working knowledge of theatrical terms, directions and safety procedures.
6. Experience with organizing and supervising crews.
7. Willingness and ability to get and maintain DOT medical card.
8. Requires working overtime: days, nights, and weekends.
EDUCATION, LICENSE, and SKILLS:
1. A minimum of four years of advanced theatrical technical training or the equivalent in professional experience.
2. Computer competencies in Microsoft Windows 10, Microsoft Office Professional.
3. AutoCAD and/or Vectorworks competency preferred.
4. Robust experience with the GrandMA family of consoles and ETC family of consoles preferred.
5. ETCNet, Art-Net, sACN, RDM, Video over IP, Meyer Sound MAPP Online Pro, Meyer Sound SIM3, Dante, experience preferred.
Kentucky Center provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment.