Director of Production

New York Live Arts

POSITION TITLE: Director of Production, New York Live Arts

DEPARTMENT: Production

REPORTS TO: Producing Director

CLASSIFICATION: Regular, Full-time, Exempt

SALARY: $75,000-$85,000

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Director of Production will help steer the organization towards the

achievement of its goals as well as participate in developing and furthering the overall mission of the organization.

The Director of Production is responsible for stewarding all productions towards the realization of their artistic vision within the physical and financial parameters established by New York Live Arts (hereinafter Live Arts). This position works in coordination with full-time production staff members (Production Manager,

Technical Manager, Lighting Manager, and Production Stage Manager) and a pool of freelance labor.

Responsibilities

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Presenting Season, Rentals and Special Projects:

➢ Maintain the high standards that Live Arts is known for throughout the

community.

➢ Coordinate all production aspects of all Live Arts presenting season,

rentals activities, Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company, and special projects.

➢ Create and manage the Production Department budget for all Live Arts

presenting season, rentals activities, Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company,

and special projects.

➢ Help Producing Director in the advance of our core programs: Fresh

Tracks, Live Feed, Resident Commissioned Artist (RCA), Live Artery, Live

Ideas Festival, Open Spectrum, and Season Opener.

➢ Create and manage production calendars, daily schedules, and deadlines.

➢ Communicate any schedule changes to Production Staff and the

organization.

➢ Maintain active, consistent communication between all levels of production

staff.

➢ Create and maintain a working environment in the theater that is efficient,

productive, creative, and fun for all staff, artists, designers, and

technicians.

➢ Create, distribute, update and archive show paperwork.

➢ Keep updated communication with the artistic and technical team. This

includes, but is not limited to, providing them with the necessary

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JOB DESCRIPTION

information, creating deadlines, and confirming that deadlines are met.

➢ Act as liaison between Artists, Programming, and Front of House staff.

➢ Enforce safe work practices ensuring a safe working environment for all.

➢ Manage the maintenance of the theater and production equipment.

➢ Advise and follow up on theatrical equipment systems maintenance,

upgrades, and capital improvements, in collaboration with Technical

Manager and Lighting Manager.

➢ Explore and manage short and long-term physical improvement projects in the theater. This includes following up with the Technical Manager on

Department of Cultural Affairs proposals.

➢ Ensure tech specs, drawings and other publicly distributed technical

information is up to date.

➢ Maintain and update vendors list.

➢ Maintain a wide range of contacts within the community including

designers, technicians, rental houses, suppliers and neighborhood

businesses.

Crews

➢ Hire, in coordination with the Producing Director: Technical Manager,

Lighting Manager, Production Manager, and Production Stage Manager.

➢ Manage weekly hours, yearly projects, and well being of the production

staff.

➢ Schedule weekly production team meetings. Create and distribute

agenda.

➢ Ensure labor policies are observed.

➢ Process Crew Paperwork: new-hire materials, payroll, updates in overhire

information, maintaining and updating technician contact info, etc.

➢ Provide training to employees as needed. This includes: Technical

Manager, Lighting Manager, Production Manager, and overhire.

Finance & Administrative

➢ Generate and manage annual production budget.

➢ Ensure that deadlines are met.

➢ Provide the finance team with:

o Quarterly reconciliations (petty cash, budget and credit card

reconciliations)

o Invoices tracking and archival.

o Check Requests

o Processed Payroll

o Employees Updated Paperwork

o Employees Vacation Days

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JOB DESCRIPTION

o Other

➢ Distribute updated codes list to the team, check requests, train employees

in administrative paperwork.

➢ Assist Producing Director in the creation of contracts by putting together

estimates and redlining riders.

➢ Providing Programming, Finance, Artists, and Clients with accurate

Estimates and Bill Outs.

Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS:

➢ Broad working knowledge of all aspects of technical design and

production.

➢ Five plus years of experience premiering work for a wide range of

dance/theater productions.

➢ Skilled in time management skills, communication, negotiation, and

creative problem-solving.

➢ Strong leadership skills and empathy.

➢ Proven supervisory, interpersonal and collaboration skills. Positive

attitude, team player with a good sense of humor.

➢ Self-motivated, organized and detail-oriented.

➢ Ability to make thoughtful and timely decisions, responding to shifting

priorities and challenges as they arise.

➢ Ability to meet deadlines and work in a fast-paced environment.

➢ Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Google Suite.

➢ Proficiency in Vectorworks and working knowledge of Lightwright.

➢ Touring experience a plus.

➢ BA/BS/BFA in technical theater, design, or commensurate experience.

New York Live Arts is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). It is the mission of

New York Live Arts to advance diversity and inclusion at all levels within the

Organization, regardless of race, ethnicity, age, gender, religion, sexual

orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, economic status and

other diverse backgrounds.

TO APPLY:

Candidates are invited to send a cover letter, resume, example paperwork and

references (no phone calls please) to careers@newyorklivearts.org. Applications

will be accepted until a final candidate is chosen. Please use the following

SUBJECT: “ Director of Production”

How to Apply

TO APPLY:

Candidates are invited to send a cover letter, resume, example paperwork and

references (no phone calls please) to careers@newyorklivearts.org. Applications

will be accepted until a final candidate is chosen. Please use the following

SUBJECT: “ Director of Production”

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Posted on November 22