Employment at MSM

Job Opening: Production Manager

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MSM is looking for a Production Manager to help support the more than 1,200 annual events at the School, including classes, master classes, rehearsals, concerts and major theatrical productions.

Title Production Manager
Department Production
Reports to Director of Production
Internal Contacts Faculty, Staff, Students
External Contacts Over Hire Workers, Guest Artists, Designers, Outside Vendors, etc.
Date Listed April 30, 2018
Application Due May 14, 2018
Start Date June 1, 2018 or earliest availability

The Production Manager is the heart of the Production Department, supporting the School’s 1200 annual events, including classes, master classes, rehearsals, concerts, and major theatrical productions in Opera and Musical Theatre. This role assists the Director of Production in the management of 8 venues, with a full-time staff of six and a part time staff of more than 50.

 Job Responsibilities:

  • Fulfill the Department’s main mission: To provide a professional and safe performance environment to all members of the MSM community, including Students, Faculty, Staff, and Patrons, while maintaining and preserving the physical integrity of the performance venues.
  • Create the production staff and crew schedule in conjunction with the Director of Production. This includes the maintenance of the Week at a Glance calendar and EMS.  Liaise with event organizers and production full time staff to determine the size and scope of each event and assign the appropriate number of staff with the necessary skill set and training.
  • Execute payroll for the production department workers utilizing the Novatime software system and coordinating with our outside payroll providers as needed. This also includes completing new hire paperwork for all new employees, onboarding and training, and acting as the main point of contact.
  • Manage part time production crew (Stage Managers, Stagehands), including maintaining the employee database and adhering to IATSE Local 1 contract.
  • Interview, hire, train, and directly supervise student production crew (Stage Managers, Event Coordinators, Stagehands, Production Assistants) in their work, including event reporting and clerical or maintenance and ensuring their safety so all relevant regulations regarding student workers are observed.
  • Supervise purchasing, maintenance, and documentation of physical plant needs in the Production venues.
  • Assist in the creation and development of projects, procedures, policies, and paperwork to further improve the Production Department, including safety and training.
  • Plan and run production meetings as required by the concert calendar to facilitate event planning. Participate in committees and meetings as requested, acting as Director of Production’s agent when necessary.
  • Pursue special projects as determined by the Dean of Performance Operations and other senior staff, as supervised by the Director of Production.

Job Details:

  • This is a full-time, exempt, year-round position.
  • The Production Manager has a typical schedule of Monday-Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm office hours in addition to evenings (for concert duty) and weekends (both to monitor email offsite and to attend events onsite) as scheduled.
  • Additional responsibilities may be stage management of special events, like the annual Gala.

Job Requirements:

  • 5+ years technical theater experience, 3+ year management experience
  • Professional demeanor, superior communication skills, comfort in high-pressure situations, adaptable, solution-oriented and skilled in collaboration
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, Access, knowledge of EMS Software and Vectorworks CAD Software preferred

Contact Information:

Send letter of application and résumé including three references and salary requirements with subject line “Production Manager Position” to: Nolan Robertson, Dean of Performance Operations at perfopsjobs@msmnyc.edu

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