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
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.
Please email: Cover letter to include statement of interest and how you meet the job specifications, resumé, and the names of three references to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hawaii Opera Theatre is an equal opportunity / affirmative action employer.