Production Manager, Performing Lines

Posted on Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

Our Production Manager is going back to school! So we are seeking an experienced Production Manager to manage and deliver the technical and production requirements for productions from inception to stage and tour, nationally and internationally.

About Us
We develop, produce and tour new and innovative Australian performing arts regionally, nationally and internationally.
Qualifications & Experience
You are a highly experienced and creative production manager with three or more years of experience within the performing arts.  You are comfortable working with a high degree of autonomy in a dynamic, fast-paced and creative environment.
The position offers excellent opportunities to work both nationally and internationally and to contribute significantly to the future of our organisation and the careers of the artists and arts organisations we work with.
Key accountabilities
The production manager works alongside the CEO, staff, and artists/arts companies to:
efficiently manage and coordinate all production and technical aspects of productions and tours on time and to budget
develop effective production and technical budgets and ensure each production/tour is staged to the highest professional technical standard
organise, manage and provide clear leadership for production and technical staff as required
devise and keep current comprehensive technical specifications and production schedules for each production/tour
organise and supervise transport for all necessary set, props, costumes and other equipment while on tour
oversee and manage all production purchases, storage and maintain the organisation’s equipment and technical assets
maintain and implement our production management paperwork, including work-plans, filing, supplier records, W,H & S (including risk assessments)
identify opportunities and develop relationships with local, national and international technical and service providers
attend developments / rehearsals /  performances / opening nights / theatre performances / industry events as required.
Selection Criteria
Strong knowledge and understanding of production and technical issues in touring in the Australian performing arts sector.
Proven experience in successfully implementing and delivering production and technical requirements for productions and tours, including: managing paperwork, problem solving, conceptualising outcomes and facilitating calm and unbiased issue resolution to acceptable levels.
Demonstrated ability for interpreting venue plans and technical specifications in relation to specific production needs.
Good experience in developing and monitoring production and technical budgets.
Excellent relationship management skills to interact effectively with artists, artists companies, Festivals, presenters, regional, national and international touring organisations and venues.
A demonstrated ability to work effectively as part of a team and operate with a high level of initiative, flexibility and lateral thinking to tight deadlines.
An effective working knowledge of AutoCAD or Vectorworks programs plus Microsoft Excel, Word and Outlook.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
A commitment to flexible working hours (including weekend and evenings) and availability to travel.
How to apply
Please include the following in your application:
statement of no more than three A4 pages addressing selection criteria 1 – 7 demonstrating how your experience meets each requirement
current curriculum vitae or resume, including full contact details of two referees.

About Us
We develop, produce and tour new and innovative Australian performing arts regionally, nationally and internationally.

Qualifications & Experience
You are a highly experienced and creative production manager with three or more years of experience within the performing arts.
You are comfortable working with a high degree of autonomy in a dynamic, fast-paced and creative environment.
The position offers excellent opportunities to work both nationally and internationally and to contribute significantly to the future of our organisation and the careers of the artists and arts organisations we work with.

Key accountabilities
The production manager works alongside the CEO, staff, and artists/arts companies to:
* efficiently manage and coordinate all production and technical aspects of productions and tours on time and to budget
* develop effective production and technical budgets and ensure each production/tour is staged to the highest professional technical standard
* organise, manage and provide clear leadership for production and technical staff as required
* devise and keep current comprehensive technical specifications and production schedules for each production/tour
* organise and supervise transport for all necessary set, props, costumes and other equipment while on tour
* oversee and manage all production purchases, storage and maintain the organisation’s equipment and technical assets
* maintain and implement our production management paperwork, including work-plans, filing, supplier records, W,H & S (including risk assessments)
* identify opportunities and develop relationships with local, national and international technical and service providers
* attend developments / rehearsals /  performances / opening nights / theatre performances / industry events as required.

Selection Criteria
Strong knowledge and understanding of production and technical issues in touring in the Australian performing arts sector.
Proven experience in successfully implementing and delivering production and technical requirements for productions and tours, including: managing paperwork, problem solving, conceptualising outcomes and facilitating calm and unbiased issue resolution to acceptable levels.
Demonstrated ability for interpreting venue plans and technical specifications in relation to specific production needs.
Good experience in developing and monitoring production and technical budgets.
Excellent relationship management skills to interact effectively with artists, artists companies, Festivals, presenters, regional, national and international touring organisations and venues.
A demonstrated ability to work effectively as part of a team and operate with a high level of initiative, flexibility and lateral thinking to tight deadlines.
An effective working knowledge of AutoCAD or Vectorworks programs plus Microsoft Excel, Word and Outlook.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
A commitment to flexible working hours (including weekend and evenings) and availability to travel.

Go to http://performinglines.org.au/work-with-us/current-opportunities/ to apply