Job Title: Director of Production Category: Full-time, Exempt Reports to: Vice President of Operations
Position Description: The Director of Production oversees the Production Team (Production Manager, Lead Audio Engineer, Lighting Director, Technical Directors in Studio Theater and Tarkington, and Artist Concierge) and coordinates with the other departments to integrate events into the various venues on campus
Essential Job Functions: •Advance logistics and production requirements for events on campus •Update department OneNote database with all production information per event •Coordinate with Resident Companies regarding technical/staffing requirements •Generate production work calls in collaboration with Production Manager for all venues •Manage Production department and Center Presents Performance budgets •Maintain/Update Venue Technical Specifications and Venue Operations Manuals •Develop production budgets/schedules/staffing requirements for rental events •Serve as Stage Manager as needed in coordination with Production Manager •Generate and manage Production Estimates and Settlements as needed •Organize weekly production department meetings to coordinate production across campus •Generate Technical Drawings as needed •Approve bi-weekly department and overhire time cards •Coordinate with production vendors for all rental/maintenance needs (backline, lighting, audio, video, theatrical systems) •Schedule and oversee all annual theatrical system inspections and maintenance •Serve as Day of Show contact for events in coordination with Production manager and Technical Directors •Collaborate and interface with other departments regarding production interaction throughout company •Markup technical riders and generate production estimates for Center Presents under consideration •Maintain a clean and safe working environment •Other duties as assigned
Required knowledge, skills and abilities:
Knowledge in a wide range of the performing arts
Experience with ETC fixture, control and dimming systems
Experience in digital sound consoles and sound systems
Proficient in Microsoft OneNote, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Vectorworks, and AutoCAD
Attention to detail
Ability to work independently, on time and within budget
Good communications skills
Must be able to work at heights
Ability to lift 50 pounds
Education and Experience:
College degree or equivalent experience required
Minimum 10 years’ experience as production manager
The Center for the Performing Arts/Background:
The multi-venue Center for the Performing Arts opened in 2011. Its state-of-the-art concert hall, The Palladium, is a 1,600-seat, 154,000 square foot venue designed by David M. Schwarz Architects in local consultation with CSO Architects and acoustics by Artec Consultants.
The Center’s other venues are The Tarkington, a 500-seat proscenium theatre... and home to the Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre, and the flexible 200-seat black box Studio Theater. The three venues provide a setting to engage the community in the celebration of great art.
In addition to the Civic Theatre, the Center’s other resident companies are: Actors Theatre of Indiana, the Carmel Symphony Orchestra, the Central Indiana Dance Ensemble, the Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre, and the Indiana Wind Symphony.
The performing arts complex is the cornerstone of Carmel City Center, a $300 million mixed-use redevelopment championed by the long-time Mayor of Carmel, James Brainard. City Center is a pedestrian-oriented “city-within-a-city” that offers cultural and civic programs, a Center Green, residential apartments, office space, and numerous restaurant and retail venues, with plans for a boutique hotel.
The mission of the Center for the Performing Arts is to welcome, engage, inspire, and transform through compelling performing arts experiences in a world-class environment.