Position Description: The Director of Production oversees the Production Team (Production Manager, Lead Audio Engineer, Lighting Director, Technical Directors in Studio Theater and Tarkington, and Artist Concierge) and coordinates with the other departments to integrate events into the various venues on campus
Essential Job Functions:
Advance logistics and production requirements for events on campus
Update department OneNote database with all production information per event
Coordinate with Resident Companies regarding technical/staffing requirements
Generate production work calls in collaboration with Production Manager for all venues
Manage Production department and Center Presents Performance budgets
Maintain/Update Venue Technical Specifications and Venue Operations Manuals
Develop production budgets/schedules/staffing requirements for rental events
Serve as Stage Manager as needed in coordination with Production Manager
Generate and manage Production Estimates and Settlements as needed
Organize weekly production department meetings to coordinate production across campus
Generate Technical Drawings as needed
Approve bi-weekly department and overhire time cards
Coordinate with production vendors for all rental/maintenance needs (backline, lighting, audio, video, theatrical systems)
Schedule and oversee all annual theatrical system inspections and maintenance
Serve as Day of Show contact for events in coordination with Production manager and Technical Directors
Collaborate and interface with other departments regarding production interaction throughout company
Markup technical riders and generate production estimates for Center Presents under consideration
Maintain a clean and safe working environment
Other duties as assigned
Required knowledge, skills and abilities:
Knowledge in a wide range of the performing arts
Experience with ETC fixture, control and dimming systems
Experience in digital sound consoles and sound systems
Proficient in Microsoft OneNote, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Vectorworks, and AutoCAD
Attention to detail
Ability to work independently, on time and within budget
Good communications skills
Must be able to work at heights
Ability to lift 50 pounds
Education and Experience:
College degree or equivalent experience required
Minimum 10 years’ experience as production manager
Starting with grand opening of the Palladium in January 2011, the Center for the Performing Arts is an inviting gathering place for the community, along with the Center's Studio Theater and the Tarkington. Combined, the three venues are a place for community engagement and for people to celebrate great art together.
Artistic Director of the Center and founder of The Great Ameri...can Songbook Foundation, Michael Feinstein, the multi-platinum selling, five-time Grammy-nominated entertainer dubbed "The Ambassador of the Great American Songbook," is considered one of the premier interpreters of American Popular Song. More than a mere performer, he is nationally recognized for his commitment to the American Popular Song, both celebrating its art and preserving its legacy for the next generation. In addition to serving as Artistic Director, Mr. Feinstein performs frequently at the Center for the Performing Arts and leads the annual Songbook Academy for students from across the country.
The Center is not only a haven for local theater, dance and music organizations to perform, it also provides three of the finest stages in the world playing host to the globe's most gifted performers.
Equally important to the talents performing on stage is the Center's architecture. Our success will be measured both by the works on stage and the inspiration found under our magnificent classical Palladio dome. There isn't any other complex built in North America where so much attention has been paid to acoustics. The Palladium will last 500 years or more, creating a legacy that will be passed along to our children and grandchildren for generations to come.
The mission of the Center for the Performing Arts is to welcome, engage, inspire, and transform through compelling performing arts experiences in a world class environment.
Carmel is located in Hamilton County just 12 miles north of Indianapolis, Indiana’s state capital. With a population of approximately 85,000, Carmel is one of the most affluent communities in the Midwest with excellent public schools, exceptional city services, a variety of on-going/annual events (a Farmers Market, summer concerts, and festivals), and well-managed parks and recreational activities. Carmel is consistently rated nationally as a top place to live in the United States, a “Bicycle-Friendly City” with an extensive trail and path system, an award-winning public library, an Arts and Design District, and other amenities.