1. Manage production systems and activity related to Schwarzman Center (SC) productions and programming. 2. Oversee all production activity. 3. With support from Production Manager, develop and implement production policies that ensure safe working conditions and high organizational and artistic standards for Schwarzman Center productions. 4. Assume primary responsibility for all aspects of production oversight for professional touring and co-produced productions in a range of multi-purpose venues. 5. Advance all touring and co-produced productions coming to the center), working with each production's technical manager to ensure that load-ins, residencies, and load-outs are completed in a safe, timely, and cost-efficient manner. 6. Manage staff that arrange housing, meals, transportation, in-theater hospitality, backline, equipment rentals, and other tech rider specifics. 7. Manage Production Manager, who provides production and technical support to student- and faculty-produced events and assists with professional touring events. 8. Hire 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. 9. Serve as chief SC production liaison to internal and external partners including: Major arts institutions, domestic and international, Yale Hospitality, Yale College Undergraduate Production, Yale Fire Code Compliance, New Haven Fire Dept, Yale Environmental Health and Safety, Risk Management, Faculty in Yale departments, programs, and schools 10. Oversee production facilities, equipment purchases, schedules, with support from Production Manager. 11. Manage production budgets for center. 12. Oversee all production venues in center and directly manage designated venues. Ensure safety of production facilities at all times. Lead and oversee the planning of upgrades to venues and equipment. 13. Manage production calendar for all performance events in the center. 14. Oversee maintenance and improvements to equipment and facilities in production venues. 15. Other duties as assigned.
Preferred Education: MFA degree in theater production.
Preferred Education, Experience and Skills: MFA degree in theater production.
Required Skill/ability 5: Outstanding oral and written communication skills.
Posting Position Title: Director of Production, Schwarzman Center
Required Skill/ability 3: Strong demonstrated ability to collaborate 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 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 in a calm and professional manner. Ability to work nights and weekends when required.
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: 59206BR
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