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Senior Producer

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:

Team player;

Financial acumen;

Understanding of creative process;

Able to work with wide variety of people – creative, finance, unions, etc.;

Excellent ability to supervise, train and mentor staff;

Culturally savvy;


Big picture perspective;

Strong communication skills;

Great motivator;


Excellent with computers and electronics;

Data savvy;

Creative problem-solving;

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: or fax to 213 972 0721.

Equal Opportunity Employer