Lafayette College
Easton, PA

Expires: 01/12/20


Commensurate with Experience Based on Experience

Production Manager - Williams Center for the Arts
Lafayette College
Easton, PA
Full time

As part of Lafayettes academic division, the Production Manager reports to the Director of the Arts and will work closely with the Artistic and Executive Director of the Performance Series.

Provide technical supervision and support of the Williams Center, including stage, lighting, and multimedia video setup in both the theater and nontraditional spaces.
Review, assess feasibility, negotiate, estimate and bid vendors to fulfill technical rider requirements for national and international touring productions as part of the Williams Center Performance Series and serve as point of contact for all production-related needs to advance the shows.
Provide lighting design and technical support for the academic departments and Galleries as well as advise Campus Life student groups that perform at the Williams Center.
Assess the necessary technical requirements, hire necessary technical support, and create production and event schedules for distribution.
Supervise load-in, load-out, sound checks, rehearsals, and public performances.
Act as stage manager, master electrician, lighting designer, lightning supervisor or light board operator as needed.
Recruit, select, train, and supervise all technical production staff, including student employees, interns, over hire stage crew, and contractors.
Maintain the Williams Center Mainstage Theater including house lights, theatrical lighting, soft goods and staging.
Develop, manage and enforce safety policies, procedures and inspections for the theater, backstage area and scene shop by adhering to College, OSHA, and industry best-practices.
Budget and purchase materials and labor for production, maintenance, and safety.
Maintain, inventory, setup, and store equipment, supplies, and stage-related systems.
Provide a hospitable environment for guest artists. Foster a culture of service, respect, and support for artists.
Work irregular and extended hours (including nights and weekends) as required to support the successful management of events.

Stage lighting and video projection experience required.
Demonstrated leadership, supervisory and budget management skills required.
Experience as a full-time production manager or technical director of a performing arts venue that regularly presents national and international touring performances preferred.
Technical experience presenting and producing multi-disciplinary performing arts genres including chamber music, jazz, world music/dance/theater, modern and classical dance, theater, multimedia events, and family productions desired.
Ability to address a wide range of technical and production issues with creative problem-solving abilities.
Familiarity with current software in the field such as ETC Eos/Ion family, Lightwright,
Knowledge of Qlab, Vectorworks, AutoCAD, and Adobe Creative Suite.
Ability to work with multiple stakeholders on continuously evolving events and presentations.
Experience and interest in working as part of a close-knit team with a focus on continuous improvement.
Strong oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
Valid drivers license

Physical Requirements:
Ability to sit, stand, walk, kneel, crawl, bend, stoop, climb ladders and stairs, and reach in front and overhead.
Ability to work from ladders, scaffolding, and catwalk heights of 60 feet.
Ability to lift, manipulate, push, or pull objects up to 50 pounds including, but not limited to fly system components, sound shell and piano using appropriate tools/equipment.

Application Instructions:
Please submit a cover letter, resume and contact information for three references to:

About Lafayette College and the Williams Center:
Lafayette College is a premier undergraduate liberal arts college located in Easton,
Pennsylvania, 1.5 hours from New York City and Philadelphia. Lafayette Arts has multiple venues across campus, with this position operating primarily in the Williams Center for the Arts.
The Williams Center hosts the dynamic and cutting-edge multi-disciplinary Performance Series as well as the Music Department concerts in its 400-seat proscenium theater and concert hall.

The Center also hosts Gallery multimedia exhibitions, Art Department events, Campus Life student performances and occasional Theater productions totaling approximately 60 events during the academic year.

Lafayette College is committed to creating a diverse community: one that is inclusive and responsive, and is supportive of each and all of its faculty, students, and staff. The College seeks to promote diversity in its many manifestations. These include but are not limited to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, religion, disability, and place of origin.


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Business Address

730 High St

Easton, PA 18042

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Lafayette College

730 High St

Easton, PA 18042

Posted: 07/12/2019 13:57:26 EST

Last Updated: 07/15/2019 09:51 EST

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