The production manager's role is to facilitate communication between all staff and be the point person to ensure smooth production operations that will finish on budget. The PM will display a positive attitude and provide solutions to problems. Our office includes fans of Dr. Who and dogs. The tea kettle is always on.
Tasks involved in this role include:
Report to the Artistic Director & Executive Director regarding all aspects of performances & events involving the company tracking production expenses and reporting potential for overages.
Facilitate communications between the Artist Director & Technical Director, Lighting Designer, Company Dancers, Parents, & Students. This includes all studio, event, & performance details; & fielding any & all questions, concerns, complaints, etc.
Conduct meetings with, & supervise, the Production Committee, including volunteers and staff.
Serve as the point person for HR documentation. Create & distribute Contracts to Guest Artists, Rehearsal Assistants, Production Committee members, & Technical Crew. Ensure that all signed contracts & W-9’s are collected. Process and sign timesheets and handle the initial paperwork for Workers' Compensation claims.
Schedule & conduct parent meetings when students are involved in RCB productions. Prepare parent handbooks explaining all details of what is required for each performance as appropriate.
Prepare & maintain the Season Calendar of Events.
Apply for & confirm Music & Royalty rights for performances.
Attends work calls and performance calls at theatre and other run-out venues where dancers are called, monitoring administrative needs and responsibilities.
Develop and supervise production budgets (including some facilities and artistic). The Production Manager will keep the ED apprised of the status of the Production budget on a regular basis; overall expenses may not go over budget without approval of the ED.
Maintain a safe work environment. Address safety hazards with appropriate personnel promptly.
Must be able to lift 40 pounds, speak on the phone, work amid noise, and climb a ladder.
Send cover letter stating your qualifications and interest in the position along with a resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications without a cover letter will not be accepted. No phone calls please.
Additional Salary Information: Includes a month’s vacation and five personal days. RCB pays for 50% of health insurance (the full bill is currently $346 a month) and 30% of dental.
About Rochester City Ballet
Rochester City Ballet's mission is to create inspiring, entertaining and educational experiences through the art of dance while providing the highest level of artistic and technical excellence. Established in 1987 by its founding Artistic Director Timothy M. Draper, the company performs four titles a year for more than 27 performances at Nazareth Arts Center, The Kodak Theatre and other venues.
Following the national search for a new Artistic Director, David Palmer joined RCB in November 2015. A former principal dancer with San Francisco Ballet and The Joffrey, Palmer has created more than 40 ballets for companies including San Francisco Ballet, The Australian Ballet, The Washington Ballet, Miami City Ballet and others. Palmer’s new vision includes bringing in internationally-awarded choreographers.
RCB is committed to enriching the quality of life in the greater Rochester region.
In May 2015, RCB was the first ballet company in NY State and one of the first in the nation to offer a Sensory-Friendly (S-F) performance for children on the Autism Spectrum, Peter and the Wolf. In February 2016, RCB presented its second annual S-F performance, The Ugly Duckling. O...ver 1,500 RCSD students attended the school performances of The Ugly Duckling, and over 700 people attend the S-F show for families with children with complex social and medical needs, with all tickets given away at no cost.
In spring 2017, RCB began a pilot program with the RACF’s Quad A for Kids after-school program at RCB's InStudio Series has exposed community members to an intimate, behind-the-scenes
look at the creative process and provides an opportunity to experience dance at a very low cost.
RCB is proud to be generating the cultural capital that helps make our community a vibrant and lively place to live, work, play, and raise a family. RCB’s varied activities proudly contribute more than $1.6M to our local economy.