Music & Event Management, Inc. (MEMI) is the leading promoter of live entertainment in Southwest Ohio. MEMI is recognized as an innovative leader in creating, booking, producing, and marketing first-class live entertainment experiences. Current venues/produced events include The Andrew J Brady Music Center, The ICON Festival Stage at Smale Park, Riverbend Music Center, PNC Pavilion, Stuart & Mimi Rose Music Center At The Heights, The Taft Theatre, The Ballroom at The Taft, The Longworth Anderson Series at Memorial Hall and Cincy Cinco.
MEMI is currently seeking a Production Manager to join its growing team. The Production Manager is responsible for all production elements related to touring and special events happening at MEMI venues and at contracted venues/event sites. They will be responsible for all advancing of event details and coordinating with production, venue and other team members to ensure the safe, efficient and smooth operation of all production elements for the events. The Production Manager will ensure that the event adheres to all established budgets and be responsible for monitoring, tracking and reporting all event related expenses. They will ensure that all needs of the event, artist and venue are met within the limitations of budgets and other guidelines.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Complete the advance planning and prepare estimated costs of all production/technical elements of incoming events (performance and special events) as assigned per the deal terms and contract
Help to manage stage, sound, lighting, and other crews, union and non-union
In conjunction with the other members of the company and touring management, determine crew calls and assignments based on production and facility requirements.
Coordinate basic crew and extra stagehand staff work assignments and scheduling
Responsible for effectively and efficiently solving production issues that may arise at any point in the event timeline
Establish, develop, and maintain positive relationships with artists, venue and touring crew/staff, artist management, senior union management to help ensure effective communication and successful and efficient execution of each show or event
Advance technical and hospitality details for shows/events according to contracts and riders while maintaining show budget
Prepare and submit in a timely manner and as required all event production wraps, invoices and event production financial settlements including labor and equipment
Review, approve and submit stagehand and other staff time sheets for all events assigned
Enforce all safety standards, policies and procedures and preventive maintenance programs
Enforce facility policies and procedures and make recommendations as necessary
Coordinate front of house needs as they relate to assigned productions with house management staff
Participate in ongoing internal systems and management of production equipment, including stage equipment, inventory, etc.
Coordinate with Production Dept. staff, exclusive vendors and off-site vendors for equipment rental orders (e.g. audio-video, lighting, special effects equipment and or backline equipment) and submit associated invoices
Ability to act as promoter rep including preparing full and accurate artist/venue settlement and provide all appropriate backup and other documents
Coordinate operational feedback with Talent Buyer
Research special projects as assigned
Maintain department manuals and training materials for all production positions
Ensure all procedures are cost effective
Maintain regular communications with other staff and management
Oversee maintenance of audio, lighting, backline, video systems advising on repairs when needed
Responsible for safe and consistent operation of all equipment
Maintain a detailed and thorough filing system of all “past show” files on the shared drive
Maintain accurate vendor records, following purchasing policies and procedures
Other duties as assigned
3 – 5 years of related work experience in the concert/event/venue management
Solid working knowledge of production/operation aspects of concert and event production
Ability to effectively and efficiently solve logistical and technical problems
Experience to creating and maintaining department and show/event budgets
Works well under pressure and in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment
Experience understanding and interpreting artist/event contracts and developing accurate budgets
Must be extremely flexible with hours and schedule as nights, weekends and holidays are often required
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
Experience in the music/event industry is preferred
Additional Salary Information: Starting at $65,000 - commensurate with experience
About Music and Event Management Inc.
The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, which also performs as the Cincinnati Pops, is one of America’s finest and most versatile ensembles. With a determination for greatness and a rich tradition that dates back over 120 years, the internationally acclaimed CSO attracts the best musicians, artists and conductors from around the world to Cincinnati. With new commissions and groundbreaking initiatives like LUMENOCITY®, One City, One Symphony, The Pelléas Trilogy, and the MusicNOW Festival collaboration, the Orchestra is committed to being a place of experimentation.
Louis Langrée began his tenure as the CSO's 13th Music Director in the 2013/14 season with a celebrated program The New York Times said “deftly combined nods to the orchestra's history, the city's musical life and new music.” Over the Orchestra's 122-year history, it has also been led by Leopold Stokowski, Eugène Ysaÿe, Fritz Reiner, Eugene Goossens, Max Rudolf, Thomas Schippers, Jesús López-Cobos, and Paavo Järvi, among others.
A champion of new music, the Orchestra has given American premieres of works by such composers as Debussy, Ravel, Mahler and Bartók and has commissioned works that have since become mainstays of... the classical repertoire, including Copland's Fanfare for the Common Man. The Orchestra continues to commission new works and to program an impressive array of music. In recent years, the CSO has performed the world premieres of Nico Muhly's Pleasure Ground, David Lang's mountain, Caroline Shaw's Lo and Daniel Bjarnason's Collider as part of the groundbreaking collaboration with the MusicNOW Festival, as well as the world premiere of André Previn's Double Concerto. More recent commissions include Gunther Schuller’s Symphonic Triptych, Michael Fiday’s Three for One, three works set to the poetry of Dr. Maya Angelou by T. J. Cole, Jonathan Bailey Holland and Kristin Kuster, as well three new concertos for orchestra by composers Sebastian Currier, Thierry Escaich and Zhou Tian, which are featured on the Orchestra’s most recent commercial recording.
The CSO was the first American orchestra to make a world tour sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and continues to tour domestically and internationally, most recently to Asia in March 2017 and a three-week European tour in August and September of the same year. The CSO has performed at New York's Carnegie Hall 48 times since its debut there in 1917, most recently to rave reviews in May of 2014. In January of 2016, the Orchestra performed at New York’s Lincoln Center as part of the invitational Great Performers series.