Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts seeks a Production Coordinator to work alongside the production team and assist in performance-related operations including supervising running crews, planning, scheduling, and event 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 10-month seasonal position, salary commensurate with experience.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Acts as the primary Production point of contact for running show operations. 
  • Production areas including but not limited to running various crews, scheduling, performance and planning and coordinating the use of all stages and stage related equipment.
  • Work alongside Production Supervisor and Technical Director to supervise performances, events, and rentals, as well as stage manage events or rentals as necessary.
  • Serve as an important logistics link and establish relationships with performers and renters and assist in determining services to be provided by the Wallis. 
  • Assist in the supervision of over hire labor in compliance with Wallis policies and procedures.
  • Work with other departments to provide and maintain a safe working environment. 
  • 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 head meetings, production department meetings, post mortems, and board meetings as necessary. 
  • Facilitate the use of the technical facilities by visiting companies and others engaged by or renting the facility.
  • 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 four (4) years experience in theatrical stage or production management or a related field required. Experience in other performance related areas desired.
  • Knowledge of stage related activities such as stage management, carpentry, rigging, electrics, sound, properties, costumes/wardrobe, stage design, touring, special effects, mechanization, drafting, structural engineering, and theater design.
  • Able to supervise and direct crew activities as well as lead multiple crews simultaneously. 
  • Must show initiative and work efficiently in stressful situations.
  • Ability to specify and secure outside services and materials to support Wallis productions as needed.
  • 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, rapidly changing environment.
  • Team player: works closely with Production Department Heads, Stage Managers and Production Supervisor.
  • Familiarity with proper safety protocols for theatrical productions, OSHA & fire codes.
  • Strong organizational skills and work habits.
  • Valid driver’s license required at time of hire.
  • Experience with touring productions and international artists is a plus. 

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, 10-month seasonal 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 atkevin@thewallis.org  Please include “Production Coordinator” in the subject line. The Wallis is an Equal Opportunity Employer.