Lead Technical Production Manager

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Job summary:
The Lead Technical Production Manager manages the theatrical systems that support the stage and backstage areas for the assigned theater. Theatrical systems include electrical systems, audio/visual equipment, networking, and rigging systems. This position is responsible for purchasing, installing, maintaining, operating, and disassembling technical production equipment and coordinating all onstage and backstage activities with lower-level Production Managers, other departments, and external clients and organizations for events and activities in the assigned theater. This position requires 40+ hours weekly including work primarily at night, on weekends, and on holidays. Under the Technical Production Director, the Technical Production Manager will work in collaboration with all staff and departments as necessary to:

Duties and responsibilities:
• Serve as the main technical department contact for events and activities in the assigned theater
• Manage a wide range of projects both theatrical and non-theatrical
• Provide leadership and guidance and delegate tasks to lower-level Production Managers
• Manage theatrical systems including production of venue and event paperwork using industry standard applications
• Conceptualize, install, inventory, operate, and service theatrical equipment systems and infrastructures both theatrical and non-theatrical
• Supervise stage/technical crew members, interns, and other employees as necessary and provide oversight of stage, sound, and lighting equipment for events and activities
• Meet with clients, vendors, and other departmental personnel to discuss requirements for projects and events
• Assist in determining budgets, coordinating equipment, labor requirements, schedules, and review contracts, etc. for projects and events
• Assist with all technical needs at theaters both theatrical and non-theatrical
• Ensure compliance with applicable Blumenthal Performing Arts policies, procedures, regulations and standards for quality and safety
• Responsible for completion of all necessary internal and external paperwork including daily reports, payroll reports, contract and rider review, blueprints, etc.
• Responsible for coordinating the purchasing of equipment and offering vendor negotiations and relations support
• Observe, stay up to date with, and follow industry accepted best practices
• Perform other duties as required

• Graduate or Undergraduate degree in Technical Theater and a minimum of seven years of experience working professionally in a venue technical management position for a large multi-theater venue that both produces events and supports touring shows. Individuals with an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to facilitate the requirements of the position will be considered.
• COVID-19 vaccination required.

Position competencies and/or requirements:
• Advanced theatrical systems knowledge
• Experience with AutoCAD, Vectorworks, or Lightwright design software and ability to produce paperwork as needed
• Experience with Microsoft Office applications including Outlook, Excel, Visio, PowerPoint, and use of cloud-based file sharing
• Lighting systems/equipment familiarity (ETC Ion, ETC Gio@5, GrandMA) and industry standard lighting equipment operating experience including patching, channeling, programming, and troubleshooting using industry standard practices
• Audio systems/equipment familiarity (DigiCo, Midas, Behringer, Shure, Sennheiser, Lectrosonic) and working knowledge of signal flow and basic troubleshooting
• Theatrical rigging knowledge and the ability to plan and support rigging systems and equipment
• Ability to understand and troubleshoot theatrical system issues including signal flow, digital and analog systems, and networking systems.
• Verbal, numerical, and spatial aptitude
• Experience with Q-Lab programming and operations
• Basic understanding of projection and video equipment including HD, SDI, DVI, and HDCP as it relates to video connections
• Time management and the ability to coordinate and delegate responsibilities
• Budgeting and resource management
• Excellent communication skills
• Data Conception and Interpretation
• Project management skills
• Motor Coordination and the ability to lift 50 lbs or more with proper lifting tools, or with other team members
• Ability to climb a ladder, operate aerial work platforms, and ability to comfortably work at varying heights

Desired skills and/or certifications:
• Crowd management certified
• OSHA 10 or OSHA 30 certified
• ETCP entertainment electrician certification
• ETCP theater rigging certification

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