Administration, Artist Management, Production Services
The Production Manager is a crucial position in the success of shows and events at MPAC. The Production Manager serves as the primary liaison between the theater and Artists and/or Artist Management on the day of their event.
MPAC is a 1300 seat, 501(c)(3) not for profit presenting house offering more than 200 events per year.
The Production Manager is responsible for all day of show, performance related operations and consults with the Production Director to oversee all aspects of the Production department to ensure the highest possible standards for all Mayo Performing Arts Center events.
Job duties include, but are not limited to, assisting the Production Director in the following areas:
Supervise all day of show, performance operations from show load in through show load out.
Supervise the activities of technical staff, including IATSE stagehands, MPAC production staff, temporary over-hire staff and interns.
Resolve procedural, operational and other work-related problems by working with all parties involved to create a mutually satisfactory conclusion.
Record and report all technical employee incidents that may require disciplinary action.
Monitor and evaluate design process of all performances.
Consult on scheduling of all theater spaces and technical areas.
Manage all show related security needs for both patron and Artist security.
Take direct responsibility for the safety of all theater related entities, including but not limited to: Approved safety practices and protocols and maintenance and cleaning of all Production related equipment when necessary.
Work with the Production Director to develop department goals and develop long-range plans.
Consult on scheduling, staffing and budgeting for all aspects of show production.
Manage and monitor all approved production-related expenses.
Consult in coordinating all production, staffing and scheduling needs for in-house special events.
Attend weekly Production Department meetings.
Act as liaison between MPAC Production Department and other MPAC Department Heads.
Consult on administration of payroll for all shows and production-related activity; work with touring acts to creatively solve all technical and financial challenges; realize designs on time and on budget.
Knowledge of contemporary and traditional event production and presentation techniques for touring theatrical, rock and roll, dance, musicals, opera, concerts, films, and lecture productions.
Ability to communicate effectively in both verbal and written format.
Experience working with a culturally diverse workforce and constituency.
Ability and skill to exercise diplomacy in dealing with others and establish and maintain cooperative working relationships.
Willingness to share in the goals and vision of the entire MPAC organization.
Willingness to work very flexible hours including but not limited to: early mornings, late nights, weekends and occasional holidays.
Ability to read and understand show riders and contracts.
The following qualifications are helpful but NOT necessary:
Experience in entertainment touring or in working with large scale touring productions.
Experience dealing with show related financials including budgets and settlements.
Experience supervising IATSE Stage Hands.
Experience with GENERAL building facility operations (mechanical, security etc.).
About Mayo Performing Arts Center
Mayo Performing Arts Center, a 501(c) (3) nonprofit performing arts organization, presents a wide range of programs that entertain, enrich and educate the diverse population of the region and enhance the economic vitality of Northern New Jersey.