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1. Direct and manage production systems and activity at YSC. 2. With support from the production team, develop and implement production policies that ensure safe working conditions and high organizational and artistic standards for YSC arts productions. 3. Assume primary responsibility for all aspects of production oversight for professional touring and co-produced productions in a range of multi-purpose venues. 4. Assist Production Manager in advancing all touring and co-produced productions coming to the center, working with each production's technical manager to ensure that load-ins, residencies, and loadouts are completed in a safe, timely, and cost-efficient manner. 5. Manage production team staff, who provide production and technical support to student- and faculty-led events and assist with professional touring events. 6. Oversee the hiring of vendors (equipment, backline rentals, etc.) and local production staff for touring and co-produced productions. For a wide range of performance events, advise guest artists and technicians, faculty, and staff throughout the production process in areas including, but not limited to, safety, production planning, budgeting, technical design, and design. a. Manage YSC production relationships to internal and external partners. 7. Oversee facilities, equipment purchases, schedules, with support from production team members 8. Manage production budgets for YSC. 9. Oversee all YSC production venues and directly manage designated venues. Always ensure safety of production facilities. Lead and oversee the planning of upgrades to venues and equipment. 10. Manage production calendar for all performance events at YSC. 11. Oversee maintenance and improvements to equipment and facilities in production venues.
Preferred Education: Experience in a start-up environment; MFA degree in theater production. ETCP and/or OSHA certifications; driver's license.
Preferred Education, Experience and Skills: Experience in a start-up environment; MFA degree in theater production. ETCP and/or OSHA certifications; driver's license.
Required Skill/ability 5: Outstanding verbal and written communication skills.
Posting Position Title: Director of Production, Schwarzman Center
Required Skill/ability 3: Strong demonstrated ability to manage a team while collaborating effectively and flexibly with a large number of faculty, staff, students, interns, community members, guest artists, and other professionals representing a wide diversity of personalities and cultures.
Work Week: Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day)
University Job Title: Director of Events & Theatrical Production
Required Skill/ability 1:
Knowledge of standard practices and equipment in the areas of theatrical lighting, rigging, sound, and projection.
Required Skill/ability 4:
Strongly proven ability to manage and prioritize complex work load and staff in a calm and professional manner.
Required Skill/ability 2: Knowledge of production-related health and safety best practices and concerns and ability to identify and correct potential hazards.
Bachelor's degree in theater or related field and a minimum of 8 years of related experience; or the equivalent combination of education or experience.
Internal Number: 78896BR
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Yale University is an American private Ivy League research university located in New Haven, Connecticut. Founded in 1701 in the Colony of Connecticut, the university is the third-oldest institution of higher education in the United States.