The Music Center is seeking a Senior Producer to join its Programming/Community Engagement team.
Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer with a strong dotted line to programming, the Senior Producer will oversee, manage, and be responsible for all operational and logistical aspects of Music Center programs, including but not limited to: festivals, Sleepless, DanceDTLA, The Music Center On Location, Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at The Music Center, one-time special events, and other programs.
Key performance measures for this position are:
Establish and meet budget expense goals (working with production) and closely monitor revenue goals (working with marketing);
Meet timeframes for delivery of the programs across all categories;
Meet contractual obligations regarding logistics with all suppliers and partners;
Create, monitor and achieve all production Health and Safety targets;
Positive partner and stakeholder feedback, both internal and external.
In addition, the Senior Producer will work closely with all other internal departments such as Scheduling/Events, Production, Guest Services, Security, Grand Park, etc. and other internal staff to maintain effective and on-going internal and external relationships including Resident Companies, vendors, and Music Center management; and will serve as primary point-of-contact for the department.
Principal Duties & Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Collaborate with Leadership Team in the development of operational plans for all departmental programs and events, providing production and logistics advice to support artistic decision-making;
Create and manage programming and production plan, schedule and budget to meet operational goals;
Participate in negotiation and drafting of co-production, co-commissioning and other contracts, including vendors and consultants;
Oversee and steer the production related elements of future commissions and projects in a variety of artistic disciplines;
In partnership with the Leadership Team, source and manage the necessary partnerships to ensure future presentations of commissioned and co-commissioned work nationally and internationally;
Oversee, manage, develop and support logistical, operational and production teams;
Working closely with the Leadership Team, oversee and manage implementation of program and project plan, troubleshooting as and where required;
Collaborate with the Leadership Team to source and select venues for programs and projects as necessary;
Liaise with venue management, unions and any municipal/government bodies as required to secure venues, permits and negotiate contracts;
Liaise with artists/companies, venues, other internal departments and stakeholders to ensure that specifics of contracts are followed/met, partner benefits are accommodated, any conflicts are resolved quickly and satisfactorily; oversee visa applications for international artists as needed;
Ensure that all Health and Safety regulations and any other relevant legislation and regulations are complied with at all times;
Be available to stakeholders and partners to provide support with any production and/or logistics issues;
Oversee the tear-down, wrap-up and clean-up activities at the end of the each event, ensuring that stakeholder expectations and agreements are met;
Gather information from individual programs/projects and disseminate to various departments on an on-going basis to enable effective project management and to support write-ups of post-mortem reports;
Collaborate with Marketing and Communications, and liaise with marketing team members to ensure that goals are met.
Required Qualifications & Desired Competencies include:
Post graduate degree and/or equivalent experience from an accredited four-year college or equivalent education and experience, required.
Minimum of 10 years related experience in production at major arts organization.
Key competencies are:
Understanding of creative process;
Able to work with wide variety of people – creative, finance, unions, etc.;
Excellent ability to supervise, train and mentor staff;
Big picture perspective;
Strong communication skills;
Excellent with computers and electronics;
Flexibility, judgment, confidence;
Sense of humor, tolerance, patience, diplomacy.
Ability to lift at least 25 pounds, un-assisted; up to 40 pounds with assistance.
Must possess a car and a valid California driver’s license.
Must be available to work evening and weekend hours.
Salary range: Will be commensurate with experience; this is an exempt full-time position.
How To Apply:
To be fully considered, please email your cover letter, resume, salary requirement to: firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 213 972 0721.
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