Goal & Position Overview
To represent TPAC as the “Gold Standard” within the performing arts center and public assembly/facility management industry through uncompromised work ethic and outstanding performance, providing a quality start-to-finish facility rental product and experience for TPAC and clients.
The Tennessee Performing Arts Center is the only complex of its kind in the state. A large part of TPAC’s success is that it can provide a range of production uses with its four (4) venues and support spaces, unlike any other venues in this city or state. High tech equipment and systems along with an inherent dangerous work environment require trained professionals.
The Production Manager supervises the technical staff and manages resources within the Technical Department for the efficient management and maintenance of a state of the art, multi-venue performing arts complex.
- Supervises the technical staff, use of equipment and maintenance of facility. Coordinates with various TPAC departments in the operation of the theaters.
- Production advance or supervision of production advance for various shows in Jackson, Polk and Johnson theaters and War Memorial Auditorium, as well as support areas.
- Processes billing for productions for Technical Department
- Participates in development of budget for the department
- Acts as liaison with outside agencies for operation of theaters
Primary Duties & Responsibilities
- Advances and coordinates production requirements for multiple events with the client and works closely with the Event Services department.
- Serves as Event Technical Director as needed.
- Provides timely and thorough event details to event department heads with tech notes (Technical Director, Master Electrician, and Audio Engineer).
- Processes full-time employee payroll within the department
- Reviews and processes event billing
- Develops and monitors technical budget in conjunction with the Director of Production.
- Works with TPAC Security staff in scheduling security and fire watches related to War Memorial Auditorium and participates in scheduling same for theaters in the Polk Building
The above listed duties are not all inclusive. This position is expected to perform other work related duties as assigned even though they may not be considered primary duties.
Qualifications & Requirements
College education and previous venue experience strongly preferred.
High school diploma or general education degree (GED); and 7-10 years related experience and/ or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Skills and Knowledge Required
- Extensive theatrical knowledge of various technical positions
- Highly adept organizational, communication, and computer skills
- In-depth knowledge of theatrical systems including rigging, lighting, audio and carpentry.
- Ability to manage staff and equipment
- Ability to manage inventories, and maintenance of all theaters and support spaces
- Computer software knowledge (i.e. Excel, Word) with CAD being highly desired
Color perception ___
Clear Speech _x_
Lifting (specify) ___
Carrying (specify) ___
Shift Work _x_
Works Alone _x_
Works w/ others _x_
Verbal Contact _x_
Face to face contact _x_
Extreme Temps ___
Mechanical Equip. _x_
Electrical Equip. _x_
Pressurized Equip. _x_
Moving Objects _x_
High Places _x_
Hazardous Material _x_
Basic Math Skills _x_
Decision making _x_
Please submit your resume to Jobs@TPAC.org or mail / fax a resume to:
TPAC Human Resources
PO Box 190660
Nashville, TN 37219
Please, NO phone calls.