Production Manager - Center for the Arts

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience
Oct 20, 2022
May 04, 2023
Full Time
Production Manager - Center for the ArtsThe George Mason University Center for the Arts (CFA) is seeking an experienced, skilled, and highly motivated individual to serve as Production Manager. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of successful production management, an expertise to ensure high quality of work in every aspect of production, in addition to excellent budgetary, communication, organizational and leadership capabilities. Candidates must have strong working knowledge of all production departments, a positive attitude, and creative approaches to problem solving in managing a wide variety of produced and presented work, as well as leading staff and crews including both experienced professionals and students.George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.Organizational Profile:The Center for the Arts is George Mason University's home for the performing arts on the Fairfax campus. Mason is Virginia's largest and most diverse public research university and the College of Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA), which operates the Center for the Arts, is one of the university's most visible programs serving hundreds of thousands of people through arts experiences each year.The Center for the Arts is often called the "front door" of George Mason University, as the Washington, D.C. metro area community visits Mason for performances by renowned international, national, and regional artists, student and faculty productions, and community events.Responsibilities:Supervise all aspects of production including audio, lighting, rigging, and stage management, as well as the coordination of all backstage labor, rentals, and services;Responsible for the advancing and coordinating of technical requirements and logistics for all Concert Hall events;Oversee production budget, including the administration of over-hire wage payroll, and purchasing and rental of event related equipment and supplies;Supervisor of classified production staff including Master Electrician, Audio Engineer, Master Carpenter, and Assistant to the Production Manager/Stage Manager; andWork in conjunction with CVPA Facility Manager to identify preventative maintenance programs for backstage operations and facility equipment for the Concert Hall.Required Qualifications:A degree in an arts-related field;Demonstrated professional experience in a production position with a major presenting and/or producing venue (generally 4+ years);Working knowledge of theatrical lighting, sound, and rigging; andFamiliarity with the art forms of Theater, Dance, and Music.

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"Great Careers Begin at Mason! George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report "Up and Coming" spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason's diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at!George Mason University, Where Innovation is Tradition."

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