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Production Manager

Production Manager

Location: Sydney
Industry: Production - Management
Reference: 3338877

Job description

Our client the City Recital Hall have an exciting opportunity for someone to join the team as a Production Manager.

The City Recital Hall was established as a not-for-profit company in 2015. Their world-class performance space is located in Angel Place at the heart of Sydney's laneway precinct. Their purpose is to create exceptional live music experiences for their audiences and artists that reflect the acoustic quality and intimacy of the City Recital Hall.

The Production Manager will lead the Production department and will be responsible for standards, maintaining quality, and supporting the artistic vision on stage.

This role is strongly focused on audio excellence to cement City Recital Hall’s position as a premium live music venue in Sydney’s cultural landscape. With a bridge between event planning and delivery, this role ensures the highest artistic and technical benchmarks are met and focuses on building high-functioning teams to consistently deliver excellence, on time and within budget.

The Production Manager manages the recruitment, training, rostering and performance of technicians in all disciplines, as well as relationships with external contractors and suppliers. This role requires flexible work hours that will include evening and weekend shifts.
  
Key responsibilities:
  • Production Management:
    • Plan and deliver all production elements of performances, with particular emphasis on excellence and innovation in audio production, consistent with the artist’s vision and artistic goals.
    • Develop and manage production budgets.
    • Produce accurate to-scale CAD stage plans.
    • Develop a thorough working knowledge of venue capabilities and systems.
  • People Management:
    • Recruit, train, roster and manage staff, and oversee contractors working across all technical disciplines.
    • Drive continuous improvement and incorporate learning into development plans.
    • Work collaboratively with permanent and casual staff to build, lead and engage effective teams, considering the challenges of shift work and casual employment.
  • Asset Management and Improvement:
    • Ensure equipment and resources are performance ready.
    • Manage preventative and reactive maintenance of technical equipment.
    • Research industry best practice and new technology and make recommendations to senior management.
  • Work Health & Safety:
    • Manage staff and contractor inductions.
    • Plan and deliver toolbox talks.
    • Ensure compliance with relevant WHS legislation and policies.
    • Develop and maintain safe work procedures.
    • Participate in the WHS Committee.
    • Oversee risk management for events
  
Key Requirements:
  • Capacity to successfully manage numerous concurrent projects, self-manage, prioritise, and meet deadlines.
  • Knowledge and experience in multiple aspects of technical theatre production, with an emphasis in audio for contemporary music.
  • Exceptional people management, team building and leadership skills.
  • Experience preparing and managing production budgets.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with a creative, collaborative, flexible approach to problem solving and communication.
  • Excellent negotiation skills and ability to manage contractual arrangements and supplier deals.
  • Computer drawing (CAD) skills, with good computer literacy and competence in Word and Excel.
  • Knowledge of relevant Work Health and Safety regulations.
  • Current NSW Working with Children Check clearance for paid employment.
  • Minimum five years demonstrated experience in production management and/or arts management.
  • Proven ability to successfully manage a team of full time and casual staff, negotiate and manage contracts. 
  • Experience in a performing arts / entertainment industry venue, particularly prior experience in music concerts.
  • Certification or qualifications in a relevant field (e.g. First Aid, Rigging, Arts Management, Audio Production) is desirable but not required.
  • Experience with rostering and event management software (TANDA, Artifax) or similar is desirable but not required.
Closing date 2nd December 2021

For more information or to receive a copy of the full job description, contact kl@epaustralia.com.au