Production Manager

Website The Monument

The entertainment mecca of the Black Hills

The Production Manager is responsible for supervising, scheduling, and coordinating the in-house stage technicians, local 731 IATSE stagehands, and any additional members of stagehands from all outside resources. Other primary responsibilities include ensuring that the renter has all technical needs met, including equipment and developing accurate labor costs and projections.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Meets with renters to give technical assistance and recommendations, to provide cost estimates for services, such as labor, equipment, rental fees, sound and lighting.
  • Acts as liaison between road crews, promoters, renters, and stagehands throughout the shows to ensure open communication.
  • Coordinates and supervises all stagehand calls and technical needs and supervises stagehands and other technicians, including those not in the direct employment of the facility, engaged in lighting, sounds, rigging and other technical services needed.
  • Maintains and supervises equipment inventory, upkeep, repair and maintenance of equipment owned, and budget planning and prioritizing purchasing of new equipment.
  • Acts as advisor to The Monuments Board and The Monuments Executive Director during labor negotiations of stagehand contracts, wage scale, practices, techniques and training.
  • Ensures appropriate staffing levels for shows while adhering to applicable collective bargaining unit agreements as well as City policies.
  • Holds regular staff meetings with Stage Techs and stagehands to discuss upcoming events and training sessions.
  • Creates and maintains technical information/materials to be sent to potential users/renters – including space dimensions, equipment listings, sound and light plots, and other facility usage information that is critical to proper event production. Sets up and operates house sound systems.
  • Serves in rotation with other senior staff members as Manager on Duty responsibilities for major events.
  • Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws.

Education and/or Experience:

Bachelor’s degree from accredited four-year college or university and (3) three years directly related experience in technical stage operations and management OR an equivalent combination of education and experience as deemed appropriate by the Hiring Authority.

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