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Assistant Production Manager

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts seeks an Assistant Production Manager to work alongside the production team and assist in production office operations including planning, scheduling, purchasing, management of the 500-seat Goldsmith Theater, the 150-seat Lovelace Studio space, and other parts of the Performing Arts Center as needed. This position reports directly to the Production Supervisor. It is a full-time year-round position including benefits, salary commensurate with experience.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist the Production Supervisor and Producing Director in maintenance of Production schedules, budgets and planning of programming, special events and rentals.
  • Serve as a key link in establishing vendor relations and coordinating logistics with visiting companies.
  • Act as the sole office manager for the Production Department.
  • Work with other Production departments to provide and maintain a safe working environment. Includes managing and providing training, equipment, recordkeeping, and incident reporting.
  • Work with Education, Special Events, Marketing, and Development departments to help facilitate education shows, special programs and partnerships.
  • Responsible for reading show reports, rehearsal schedules, and facilities calendars. Follow-up on applicable details/notes and communicate information to supervisors and staff as appropriate.
  • Attend full staff meetings, production meetings, production department meetings, post mortems, and board meetings as necessary to record minutes.
  • Work with other Production departments to provide and maintain a safe working environment.
  • Perform all other related duties as assigned.

Education, Experience and Skill Requirements:

  • College degree or equivalent experience is required as well as a wide and thorough knowledge of technical theater practices.
  • A minimum of two (2) years experience in theatrical stage or production management or a related field required. Experience in other performance related areas desired.
  • Knowledge of technical theatre practices.
  • Must show initiative and work efficiently in stressful situations.
  • Thorough familiarity with Excel and Word required.
  • Ability to plan ahead and facilitate in problem solving.
  • Clear understanding of the artistic process and excellent communication, interpersonal, teamwork, and diplomacy skills.
  • Proven ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast paced environment.
  • Team player: works closely with Production Department Heads, Stage Managers and Production Supervisor.
  • Familiarity with proper safety protocols for theatrical productions.
  • Ability to work a varying schedule, including nights and weekends.
  • Strong organizational skills and work habits. Capable of being an independent worker.
  • Valid driver’s license required at time of hire.

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts (“The Wallis”) is currently is beginning its third season in downtown Beverly Hills, CA. This is an exempt, full-time year-round position, and salary is commensurate with experience with benefits including health, dental and 401(k). Start date is immediate, but no later than September 7, 2015.

For consideration please send resume and cover letter with references to Kevin Service at kevin@thewallis.org Please include “Assistant Production Manager” in the subject line. The Wallis is an Equal Opportunity Employer.