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Director of Production (Arts Production Leader)

Company: Indiana University
Location: Bloomington
Posted on: June 8, 2024

Job Description:

DepartmentJACOBS SCHOOL OF MUSIC (BL-MUS-IUBLA) Department InformationAs one of the most comprehensive and acclaimed institutions for the study of music, the IU Jacobs School of Music (JSoM) plays a key role in educating performers, scholars, and music educators who influence music performance and education around the globe.There are more than 1,600 students who study at the Jacobs School of Music benefit from the intensity and focus of a conservatory combined with the broad academic offerings of a major university.The essence of a great music school is its faculty, and the more than 180 full-time faculty members in residence at the IU Jacobs School of Music include performers, scholars, and teachers of international renown. In addition, many top musicians and scholars come to the school each year to give master classes and guest lectures or to serve as visiting artistic directors, conductors, and faculty.The breadth and number of performance opportunities are unparalleled in college music study, with the school offering more than 1,100 performances a year, including up to 7 fully staged operas. The school's facilities, including 5 buildings located in the heart of the IU Bloomington campus, comprise of outstanding recital halls, more than 170 practice rooms, choral and instrumental rehearsal rooms, and more than 100 offices and studios.The grandest facility is the Musical Arts Center, which features technical capabilities that are among the best in the nation.Job SummaryThe Production Manager (Arts Production Leader) supervises and coordinates the production activities of the Musical Arts Center (MAC), including Indiana University Jacobs Opera and Ballet Theater (IUJOBT) productions, Jacobs School concerts and events, and the activities of external agencies within the MAC. Department-Specific Responsibilities

  • Acts as a representative of the school and the MAC to non-JSoM vendors accessing and using the MAC spaces.
  • Ensures sufficient levels of staffing for productions and events, and contributes additional labor for performances as needed.
  • Responsible for accurately representing the MAC and IUJOBT's production progress, capacities, and needs to the school administration, and identifies and promotes necessary and/or valuable professional development opportunities for MAC technical staff.
  • Responsible for production timelines, schedules, workflows, and technical budgets, and serves as the primary liaison between designers and directors (internal and external) and the technical areas of the MAC.
  • Maintains and disseminates an accurate and up-to-date schedule of activities in all performance and technical areas and spaces of the MAC.
  • Oversees technical operations on a daily basis, including creating daily, weekly, semester, and season-based production schedules.
  • Works closely with technical department heads to ensure production deadlines are met and productions obstacles are overcome.
  • Develops, maintains, and adheres to a precise budget for each production need, allocating resources as needed for individual productions.
  • Maintains and shares a technical calendar for each space within the MAC to ensure complete and efficient space utilization.
  • Leads 6 full-time staff.
  • Assists in the hiring and supervision of part-time stage crew.
  • Schedules, facilitates, and assists with the load-in and load-out of staged productions.
  • Liaises with JSoM entities (e.g., academic and performance departments, External Affairs/Development) and coordinates/facilitates their use of the MAC for curricular and extra- or non curricular activities.
  • Interfaces with non-JSoM entities and vendors and facilitate/monitor their use of the MAC.
  • Fills role of Stage Manager when staff Stage Manager is unavailable.
  • Works closely with Audio Engineering and Sound Production Department, MAC House Manager, and JSoM.
  • Facilities Office to coordinate efforts, support, and schedules.
  • Reports to Assistant Dean for Artistic Operations; dotted line to Managing Director, MAC/IUJOBT. General Responsibilities
    • Oversees the technical operations of the artistic concept, ensuring execution, and integrity of all productions.
    • Provides highest level of operational leadership and coordination of assigned staff members to define performing arts production methodologies and standards; provides direction and guidance on high priority educational resources projects/initiatives.
    • Establishes short-term business plans and long-term operational objectives, including managing project timelines/deliverables and developing resource plans for multi-project/multi-phase performing arts production initiatives.
    • Conducts a variety of personnel actions to include, but not limited to hiring, promotions, performance management, and dismissals.
    • Manages high level assignments and allocation of resources for the area of performing arts productions, including involvement negotiating and coordinating initiatives that involve staff in other departments/areas/teams; may coordinate large-scale performing arts productions with wide audiences in support of arts initiatives.
    • Makes budgetary recommendations/proposals based on resource needs and ensures cost containment.
    • Researches and stays up-to-date on new industry performing arts production standards, technologies, procedures, and metrics; responsible for the implementation of new protocols/procedures to address business needs.
    • Works collaboratively with other performing arts leaders across departments in recommending standards, best practices, and related policies/procedures.
    • Prepares management reports and summaries for senior administration, executive, steering and advisory committees; acts as technical advisor to executive committees; serves on various university committees, communities of practice, and task forces related to performing arts production. QualificationsCombinations of related education and experience may be considered. Education beyond the minimum required may be substituted for work experience. Work experience beyond the minimum required may be substituted for education.EDUCATIONRequired
      • Bachelor's degree in performing arts or related fieldPreferred
        • Master's degree in performing arts or related fieldWORK EXPERIENCERequired
          • 4 years in a related performing arts field
          • 1 year of management experience in a related performing arts fieldSKILLSRequired
            • Proficient in communication skills
            • Maintains a high degree of professionalism
            • Demonstrates time management and priority setting skills
            • Demonstrates a high commitment to quality
            • Excellent organizational skills
            • Excellent collaboration and team building skills
            • Effectively coaches and delivers constructive feedback
            • Instills commitment to organizational goals
            • Demonstrates excellent judgment and decision making skills
            • Effective conflict management skills
            • Builds and manages effective teams
            • Excellent collaboration and team building skillsWorking Conditions / DemandsThis role requires the ability to effectively communicate and to operate a computer and other standard office productivity equipment. The position involves sedentary work as well as periods of time moving around an office environment and the campus. The person in this role must be able to perform the essential functions with or without an accommodation.Work LocationIndiana University BloomingtonBloomington, Indiana This is an in-person position. Benefits OverviewFor full-time staff employees, Indiana University offers a wide array of benefits including:
              • Multiple plan options for medical insurance
              • Dental insurance
              • Health Savings Account with generous IU contribution
              • Life insurance, LTD, and AD&D options
              • Base retirement plan contribution from IU, subject to vesting
              • Additional supplemental retirement plan options
              • Tuition benefit for IU classes
              • 10 paid holidays per year
              • Generous Paid Time Off
              • Paid Parental Leave
              • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)Learn more about our benefits by reviewing our online Benefits Brochure.Job ClassificationCareer Level: Sr. OperationalFLSA: ExemptJob Function: Educational Resources & TechJob Family: Performing Arts Click here to learn more about Indiana University's Job Framework.Posting DisclaimerThis posting is scheduled to close at 11:59 pm EST on the advertised Close Date. This posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University, but will remain open for a minimum of 5 business days. To guarantee full consideration, please submit your application within 5 business days of the Posted Date.If you wish to include a cover letter, you may include it with your resume when uploading attachments.Equal Employment OpportunityIndiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment based on individual qualifications. Indiana University prohibits discrimination based on age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status. Indiana University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admission, as required by Title IX. Questions or complaints regarding Title IX may be referred to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights or the university Title IX Coordinator. See Indiana University's Notice of Non-Discrimination here which includes contact information.Campus Safety and SecurityThe Annual Security and Fire Safety Report, containing policy statements, crime and fire statistics for all Indiana University campuses, is available online. You may also request a physical copy by emailing IU Public Safety at iups@iu.edu or by visiting IUPD.Contact UsRequest SupportTelephone: 812-856-1234

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