The Assistant Production Manager supports the programmatic, technical, logistical and operational needs for the Modlin Center for the Arts with the Production Manager. This position manages all technical aspects of specific events as assigned by the Production Manager, as well as the overall state of their area of technical expertise in all Modlin venues including, technical, design, creating, and using various means and methods. The Modlin Center for the Arts facility houses the ModlinArts series, Departments of Theatre & Dance, Art & Art History, University Museums, and Music, and is open for use by the campus and local communities. This position deals with the technical needs for the Modlin Center complex in areas that consist of a proscenium theatre, concert hall, studio theatre, rehearsal hall, 2 art galleries in the University Museums, Courtyard and areas where we need technical work for specific Modlin events. Communication for campus and external client events, and working with facilities is an important part of this position. Responsibilities also include the Modlin series when scheduled in other Richmond venues as the need arises.
Technical management includes areas of expertise in audio, lighting, video and projections, scenic design, and other technologies needed for the support of programmatic, operations, safety, and logistical needs. Design work for events in areas of expertise, and facility and maintenance needs are part of the supervisory and management function. The support function includes areas for running events, maintaining safety regulations, maintenance of the facility theatres, and overseeing professional crews, union crews, and training and over seeing student workers in a supervisory role for events as assigned by the production manager. This position will generate solution, plan, manage and execute projects as needed in their area or as assigned by the production manager.
Operational responsibilities include the oversight and management of performance facilities and daily operation of the production office and other responsibilities establishing and enforcing administrative procedures, budgets, reports, research, staffing, and training and crew schedules with production manager.
Professional/Management/ Technical Skills:
Take on supervisory capacity for events.
Act as liaison with Modlin Center staff and other departments as assigned by production manager.
Working in advance and on the day of events with visiting artists, internal and external clients.
Supervision of performance planning and logistical organization for performances.
Implementing technical rider information,
Designing and creating lighting, video, scenic, and audio for events.
Supervise all lighting, audio, video, etc. as requirements for all events. Assist with the implementation of all technical requirements outlined in touring artist contracts and riders and verbal contracts with faculty including audio, rigging, load in, set up, performance run, strike and load-out.
Events include but not limited to, technical, logistical and other performance aspects of The Modlin Center and all related spaces for the over 200 performances, recitals, rehearsals, lecture demonstrations, conferences, lectures, rentals, master classes, recording sessions, student/faculty workshops, and other activities presented at the Modlin Center annually.
Manage equipment maintenance and upkeep in area of expertise, and assist in the maintenance, repair and scheduling of all equipment owned by the Modlin Center. This is to include, but not
limited to, AV equipment, audio/lighting equipment, music stands, chairs, risers, soft goods, counter weight systems, etc.
Managing, supervising, and coordinating with production manager, a supervisory role in professional technical staff over hires, IATSE union crews, and other professional workers, artist stage mangers, and visiting artist crews.
Create the training program and participate in the educational training of student workers. In this area the assistant production manager will hire, train, schedule, mentor and supervise student employees in the positions of Assistant Technical Director, Stagehand, and Stage Manager. Also responsible for tracking student payroll, total hours worked, and any other statistics required by the University.
Assist production manager in working with Physical Plant engineers and various trade shops to maintain the integrity of the building.
Assist production manager in working with the Department of Safety Services and University Police and to address any safety or security concerns
Design and maintain all production calendars for events listed above.
We have two APM positions each will be responsible for a specific segment of the systems, typically divided as Audio/Video, and Lighting/Video.
Additional Salary Information: Pay Grade 6 (Hiring Range $44,775.00 to $59,325.00 annually)
Internal Number: 501077 & 501584
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