SCHEDULE: Schedule will include evenings & weekends
DIRECT REPORTS: None
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) is one of the nation’s most innovative contemporary art centers. From our leading edge exhibitions, performances, and films, to our groundbreaking civic initiatives and community partnerships, YBCA is where creativity, people, and new ideas collide.
Mission: We generate culture that moves people.
Vision: A community that thrives on inspiration.
YBCA is a new kind of art center. One that expands and extends its impact beyond its walls. A center that convenes creative souls from all walks of life to instigate actions and spur movements that transform our cities and our lives. A center that’s in constant, conscious evolution, on the front lines of societal change.
Establish and maintain productive and cooperative relationships with commercial and community renters.
Responsible for adherence to production budgets for all productions as assigned
Advise, coordinate and enforce YBCA regulations and policies, including IATSE labor agreement and YBCA’s own use policies for use of YBCA facilities, with visiting designers, technical personnel, and/or independent contractors.
Serve as resource for external and YBCA event planners in projecting events within YBCA’s facilities.
Generate and maintain comprehensive production files (including but not limited to: initial contact records, production expense estimates, event information sheets, technical run sheets, production plans, set-up diagrams and CAD drawings,final expenditures, and other information pertinent to each project).
Oversee production process including attending planning meetings, implementing and integrating agreed upon production needs to our facilities and resources.
Control production expenditures and implementation to ensure the safe, secure use of facilities while working to maintain overall client satisfaction.
Assist YBCA’s Director of Production in generating, editing and maintaining technical specification records and electronic packages.
Assist YBCA’s Director of Production with planning theatrical equipment purchases, upgrades, maintenance, and repairs.
In collaboration with the Director of Production and the Senior Production Manager assess safety needs and offer solutions for a safe work environment.
Other duties as assigned
Benefits include PTO, Holiday Pay, Medical, Dental, Vision, Flexible Spending Accounts, Commuter Benefit, Group Life and AD&D Insurance, Short and Long Term Disability Insurance, Voluntary Life and AD&D, Employee Assistance Program, Travel Assistance, and ability to participate in the 403(b) Retirement Plan. Free/member admission, member discounts at shops, & potential discounts on concert/lecture tickets at participating North American Reciprocal Museum institutions with your YBCA badge.
HOW TO APPLY
Send your resume, cover letter, and salary requirement to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include “Production Manager” in the subject line of your email.
Please, no phone calls or faxes—really. While we love your enthusiasm, due to the volume of applications and our limited resources, we will respond only to applicants we intend to interview. If you receive our automated thank you, we have received your resume and there is no need to follow up.
Principals only. We do not accept resumes from third parties and we will not pay fees to any agency or firm. Any unsolicited resumes received will be considered the property of YBCA and will be processed accordingly.
We wish you the best of luck in your job search!
Bachelor’s degree in Technical Theater, Production, or similar field of study
At least 5 years successful production management experience in both commercial and community arts based projects
Excellent organizational skills, with particular attention to detail
Vector Works, Lightwright, and Microsoft Office proficiency
Knowledge of theatrical systems, including lighting, sound, rigging, AV/Video, etc.
Experience with Theatrical Unions
Capacity to manage multiple tasks under pressure of deadlines
Experience developing and managing budgets
Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills
Demonstrated ability to work as part of a production management team and resolving problems
Ability to work effectively in partnership with people of diverse cultural backgrounds
Flexibility to work variable schedules, including days, evenings, and weekends
Interest and willingness to work alongside contemporary works of art and performances which present challenging and provocative subject matter
About Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts was founded in 1993 as part of a project of the California Redevelopment Agency. Out of urban renewal and decades of struggle due to politics, displacement, and changing demographics, Yerba Buena Gardens opened at the heart of San Francisco and included a park, a children’s playground, ice rink, bowling alley, restaurants, hotels, a neighboring convention center, and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.
YBCA was created to anchor this complex and evolving place as a citizen institution that would be home to the diverse local arts community while serving to connect the Bay Area to the world. This founding mandate to be connected to and part of our immediate geography is an essential reminder that place is made through synergy and connection across difference. Place is its history, its aspirations, and its people. Place is made by its culture.
It is in this founding spirit that I am thrilled to share with you the evolved mission and vision of our cherished organization. These ambitious statements were carefully crafted out of an 18-month planning process that included reconnecting with the founding vision, stakeholder interviews, field and cross-sect...or research, deep listening, community gatherings, and thoughtful input from board, staff, and artists. These words serve as a touchstone for all that we do, and inform how we lead this vital organization into the future.
Our Mission: We generate culture that moves people.
Our Vision: A community that thrives on inspiration.
At YBCA, we believe that culture — the collection of art, traditions, values, human experiences, and stories — is what enables us to act with imagination and creativity, to act socially, politically, and with conviction. Culture manifests place. Culture instigates change in the world.
We believe that more and different kinds of people need to be defining culture today and more people need to have access to cultural experiences that are relevant to their lives and their communities. We need new definitions and new experiences that bring people together regardless of their differences in order to make the diverse, inclusive, and equitable culture we need today. We believe that the arts should be on the front line of change and that cultural institutions exist to spur and support big societal movements.
Through powerful art experiences, thoughtful and provocative content, and deep opportunities for participation, we are committed to kindling inclusive culture that cultivates empathy, awakens personal and societal transformation, and reaches for a world fueled by inspiration. The need has never been stronger than now; and there is no better place than YBCA to answer the call.