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Director of Production

Director of Production

To manage and oversee production and technical operations of the company, including budgeting, planning, managing physical plant operations, supervising IATSE and non-union personnel, and execution of all technical aspects of season productions and other events.

 

Duties and Responsibilities              

  • Work with designers, co-production partners, rental companies, and HOT staff to develop and execute new production designs and/or adapt existing productions
  • Oversee procurement of production materials, either by purchase or rental; oversee return of rentals and shipping of production components
  • Oversee physical plant operations, including facility leases, insurance, maintenance, and upkeep
  • Create and manage production budget and expense projections
  • Oversee creation of master production calendar
  • Negotiate seasonal contracts with production vendors and personnel
  • Manage rentals of facilities, production materials, props, and costumes
  • Identify partners for co-production ventures, and research and negotiate co-production and rental contracts
  • Oversee creation and distribution of rental packages to opera companies and others interested in renting HOT production elements
  • Hire and manage production department staff; provide coaching, mentoring, training as needed
  • Negotiate contracts with directors and designers
  • Participate in IATSE negotiations; insure compliance with contracts and work rules; serve as principal liaison to IATSE
  • Supervise hiring of other contract and production personnel
  • Oversee preparation of production payrolls
  • Work with General Director and Board of Directors in locating suitable property and facilities for warehouse, workshop, and rehearsal usage; oversee any necessary renovations to existing facilities
  • Work with Education Department in developing and executing production designs for Education projects

 

Requirements

Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in technical theater, performing arts, or a related field; 7 or more years of professional production management experience in opera or musical theatre; thorough knowledge of current practices, procedures, equipment, and technologies in professional performing arts production management; knowledge of CAD software. Successful candidates will have demonstrated leadership ability; superior team management and interpersonal skills; experience with union crews, operations analysis, resource, timeline, and budget management. Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, high pressure, multi-tasking environment also required.

 

Applications

Please email: Cover letter to include statement of interest and how you meet the job specifications, resumé, and the names of three references to: c_coston@hawaiiopera.org.  Applications must be received by Friday, March 3, 2017

 

Hawaii Opera Theatre is an equal opportunity / affirmative action employer.

 


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