Sunset Cultural Center is hiring a Production Manager to oversee performance production operations in Sunset Center’s 718-seat proscenium theater and other presentation spaces throughout the Sunset Center Campus. In addition to the specific responsibilities outlined below, it is the Production Manager’s role to be a positive, professional liaison between SCC and resident companies, outside presenters, multiple labor vendors, patrons, and volunteers. Working a flexible schedule, including weekends, evenings and occasional holidays, is required based on the SCC performance/event calendar.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Event production duties include but are not limited to:
Oversee all backstage operations; plan, organize and direct the technical requirements for all performances, including stage set-up, lighting/sound needs, and related production functions for approximately 150 events annually (touring and local theatrical productions, symphonies, operas, dance companies, concerts, recitals, lectures and other presentations and community productions)
Ensure the physical safety and protection of crew, performing artists, audiences and all others through proper implementation and enforcement of safety procedures. Develop, review, and occasionally amend production-related policies and procedures with senior management.
Manage the Production Department’s annual budget as set by the Managing Director and Board of Trustees. This includes reviewing and approving all expenses associated with the Production Department.
Work with the Artistic Director and Event Manager in preparing estimates that help determine the feasibility of potential incoming productions. This includes the reviewing artist contract/technical rider edits in preparing estimates for the Artistic Director and/or Event Manager to achieve technical and logistical feasibility of events.
Manage and maintain the physical inventories of lighting, sound and A/V equipment. Prioritize and recommend capital equipment purchases, repair, maintenance, and upgrade of the theatrical systems. On occasion, the Production Manager may be required oversee major capital improvement projects.
Sunset Cultural Center is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to building a culturally diverse, equitable, and antiracist environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, pregnancy, genetic information, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other classification protected by law.
Minimum five years of experience in technical theatre production and management, including a broad understanding of all aspects of technical theatre. Additional experience in film, TV, and video production is strongly preferred, along with a strong background in sound and lighting.
Working knowledge of current industry standards for technical theatre safety, equipment, and software.
Excellent computer skills, including detailed knowledge of Microsoft Office, Google Drive, and aptitude and willingness to learn job-specific applications such as AutoCAD/Vectorworks, Qlab, Isadora, and Lightwright.
Experience negotiating contract riders and advancing production requirements including: estimating labor, scheduling, reading ground plans, reading cross-section/elevation drawings, interpreting and hanging lighting plots, interpreting musical instrument layouts, video and audio requirements.
Cost-conscious with a demonstrated ability to develop, administer, and work within budgets.
Excellent communications skills and the ability to represent well the Sunset Center organization to community groups, renters, patrons, and volunteers.
Willingness to work long hours with the option for comp time and a flexible schedule when possible.
Ability to lift 40 pounds, ascend and descend stairs and ladders, and perform manual labor.
About Sunset Cultural Center
Sunset Cultural Center (SCC) is a nonprofit organization that formed in October 2003 to manage the historic Sunset Center. What was built as a public school in 1926 has been transformed into a state-of-the-art performing arts center with an intimate 718 seat theater, stunning gothic architecture and incredible acoustics. Under the mantle of "Sunset Presents", SCC brings a wide range of world-class performances including music, comedy, theatre, and dance. Sunset Center is also home to historic presenting partners – the Monterey Symphony, Carmel Music Society, Chamber Music Monterey Bay and the renowned Carmel Bach Festival.