Production Manager

Exempt: yes
Full or Part Time: Full Time
Department: Technical
Reports to: Director of Production

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.



  1. Supervises the technical staff, use of equipment and maintenance of facility. Coordinates with various TPAC departments in the operation of the theaters.
  2. 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.
  3. Processes billing for productions for Technical Department
  4. Participates in development of budget for the department
  5. Acts as liaison with outside agencies for operation of theaters


Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  1. Advances and coordinates production requirements for multiple events with the client and works closely with the Event Services department.
  2. Serves as Event Technical Director as needed.
  3. Provides timely and thorough event details to event department heads with tech notes (Technical Director, Master Electrician, and Audio Engineer).
  4. Processes full-time employee payroll within the department
  5. Reviews and processes event billing
  6. Develops and monitors technical budget in conjunction with the Director of Production.
  7. 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

Experience Required

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


  1. Extensive theatrical knowledge of various technical positions
  2. Highly adept organizational, communication, and computer skills
  3. In-depth knowledge of theatrical systems including rigging, lighting, audio and carpentry.
  4. Ability to manage staff and equipment
  5. Ability to manage inventories, and maintenance of all theaters and support spaces
  6. Computer software knowledge (i.e. Excel, Word) with CAD being highly desired


Physical/Mental Requirements:




Seeing             _x_

Color perception        ___

Hearing/Listening       _x_

Clear Speech   _x_

Touching                     _x_

Dexterity         _x_

Hand               _x_

Finger              ___

Sit                                _x_

Stand                          _x_

Climbing                     _x  

Pushing/Pulling          _x_

Lifting (specify)           ___

Pounds            _50

Carrying (specify)        ___

Pounds            _50

Driving            _x_

Other ______________







Work Environment

Shift Work                   _x_

Works Alone               _x_

Works w/ others         _x_

Verbal Contact            _x_

Face to face             contact                 _x_

Inside                          _x_

Outside                       _x_

Extreme Temps           ___

Mechanical Equip.      _x_

Electrical Equip.          _x_

Pressurized Equip.      _x_

Moving Objects          _x_

High Places                 _x_

Fumes/Odors  _x_

Hazardous Material   _x_

Noise                           _x_

Dirt/Dust                     _x_

Other ______________




Reading-simple           ___

Reading-complex       _x_

Writing-simple           _x_

Writing-complex        ___

Clerical            _x_

Basic Math Skills         _x_


Comprehension          _x_


Decision making         _x_

Other ______________











To Apply:

Please submit your resume to or mail / fax a resume to:

TPAC Human Resources
PO Box 190660
Nashville, TN 37219
Fax 615-782-4001

Please, NO phone calls.