Elon University seeks Production Manager

Title: Production Manager
Position Type: Staff Full-Time
Days Per Week: Monday – Friday, August through May
Hours Per Week: 40
VP Area: Office of the Provost and Academic Affairs
Department: Elon College, the College of Arts and Sciences
Salary Range: $50,000-$60,000 annually

Position Summary
The Production Manager is a staff position that will work with department faculty and staff to plan, oversee, and produce all Department of Performing Arts mainstage shows; analyze and track technical labor and supply budget for department productions; manage stock rentals; manage space scheduling for department venues for rehearsals and events; schedule student production crews.

Benefits of Working at Elon University
As an Elon University employee, you’ll join an internationally acclaimed university with a commitment to fostering a thriving community. Ranked among the most innovative, creative and best-run universities in the nation, Elon’s personal approach to education extends to employees, whose growth, professional development and success is a hallmark of our training and advancement opportunities.

Elon University’s home is the charming town of Elon, North Carolina, a small, friendly community located a short distance from the beach and the mountains, and among the vibrant cities of Greensboro, Raleigh and Durham. In addition to the beautiful canopy of historic oak trees iconic to our campus, you’ll find boundless opportunities for family-friendly recreation, cultural events and outdoor activities. Hiking, water sports, fine dining and entertainment are just a few of the many happenings in the Elon area, making the region one of the nation’s premier travel destinations.

Employees at Elon enjoy a generous and comprehensive benefits package that includes:

  • 28 annual days off, including holidays and vacation.
  • Immediate tuition remission for undergraduate courses
  • Tuition remission for approved graduate-level courses after 12 months of employment.
  • Retirement plan with an 8 percent contribution from the university.
  • Immediate eligibility for health, dental and vision insurance, along with free acute care and lab services at our onsite Health & Wellness Clinic.
  • Free use of campus fitness facilities.
  • Free admission to musical and theater performances, guest speakers, religious and ethnic observances, recitals, art exhibitions, entertainment and our Division I Phoenix athletics.

Eligibility for tuition remission at Elon for spouses, qualifying domestic partners and dependents begins at two years of service. After two years of employment, eligibility begins for participation in the Tuition Exchange, a national scholarship exchange program that enables dependents to enroll in nationally recognized partner colleges and universities.

Elon values and celebrates the diverse backgrounds, cultures, experiences and perspectives of our community members. As an equal opportunity employer, Elon’s principles of diversity extend to race and gender identity, age, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, religion, and other aspects of one’s identity. At Elon, our employees respect human differences, passion for lifelong learning, emphasis on personal integrity and an ethic of service.

Minimum Required Education and Experience
Bachelor’s degree, BA or BFA in a related field and at least three years of experience.
Preferred Education and Experience
Master’s degree, MFA or MA in related field and at least one year of experience.
Required Other Training, Certifications, or Licensing

Job Duties
PRODUCTION PLANNING & ORGANIZATION: – Co-facilitating production meetings with student stage managers – Co-chair of Season Selection and Calendar committee – Drafting, collaborating on, and maintaining the production season calendars – Attending all faculty/staff meetings and university events required for staff – Coordinate auditions for department productions

SCHEDULING TIMELINE: – Scheduling all production and rehearsal spaces with stakeholders – Scheduling backstage student crews – Planning load-ins and strikes with technical faculty & staff

BUDGET & CONTRACT MANAGEMENT: – Managing student production contracting processes – Drafting production budgets for discussion with stakeholders – Tracking production budgets – Maintaining paperwork, reporting, and communication related to budgets, schedules, labor, etc. – Overseeing script ordering, distribution, and returns – Managing show licensing for any productions that require rights

MANAGING INVENTORY: – Managing props, costumes, and scenery stock inventory – Managing archival photography scheduling and archive

SUPERVISION: – Participating in rotating supervision duties of technical and dress rehearsals

TEACHING: Dependent on qualifications, will either teach Stage Management and mentor student Stage Managers or perform a significant non-teaching role in another technical theatre area.

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