Posted: Mar 28, 2024

Technical Production Manager

Company: Blumenthal Performing Arts

Salary Range: Grade 14

Position Summary   

Under the general supervision of the Director of Production and Lead Technical Production Manager, the Technical Production Manager supports Blumenthal’s mission of offering the very best in arts and entertainment to its patrons by managing assigned venues, events, and other production department personnel in the safe and efficient usage of theatrical systems that support the Performing Arts Center. Theatrical systems include electrical systems, audio/visual equipment, networking, and fly/rigging systems. This position is responsible for advancing, purchasing, installing, maintaining, operating, and disassembling technical production equipment and coordinating onstage and backstage activities with clients and internal or external stakeholders for events and activities. This position requires 40+ hours weekly including work at night, on weekends, and holidays.  

Duties & Responsibilities  

  • Supervise stage/technical crew members, interns, and other employees as necessary and provide oversight of stage, sound, and lighting equipment for events and activities.  

  • Provide departmental human resources support for subordinate staff and crew – including conflict resolution, payroll, developing reports, and new hire on-boarding.  

  • Manage theatrical systems including fly systems, electrical audio and video systems, and rigging.   

  • Design, Source, Install, Inventory, Operate, and Service theatrical equipment systems and infrastructures.  

  • Meet with clients, vendors, and other departmental personnel to discuss requirements for projects and events.  

  • Assist in determining budgets, space design, coordinating equipment usage, assessing labor needs, schedules, and reviewing contracts, etc. for projects and events.  

  • Assists in managing technical needs at all theaters and campuses as needed.  

  • 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, show reports, contracts and rider review, blueprints, etc.   

  • Observe, stay up to date with, and follow industry accepted best practices.  

  • Perform other duties as assigned.   


Education and Experience  

  • Undergraduate degree in Technical Theater and a minimum of five years of experience working professionally for a large multi-theater venue that both produces events and supports touring shows, or 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.   

  • ETCP certifications preferred   

  • Crowd management certified preferred  

  • OSHA 10 or OSHA 30 certified preferred  

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities  

  • Advanced technical theatre knowledge including proficiency in lighting or audio  

  • Excellent communication skills  

  • Experience with AutoCAD, Vectorworks, or Lightwright design software  

  • Experience with Microsoft Office applications including Outlook, Excel, Visio, PowerPoint, and use of cloud-based file sharing  

  • Lighting and/or sound console networking and operations knowledge  

  • 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  

  • Time management and the ability to coordinate and delegate responsibilities  

  • Budgeting and resource management  

  • Data Conception and Interpretation  

  • Project management knowledge  

  • Organized, creative, engaging, knowledgeable, and respectful  

Physical Requirements  

  • Ability to climb a ladder, operate aerial work platforms, and be comfortable working at height  

  • Ability to lift over 50lbs and stand for long periods of time, occasionally work overhead  


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