Production Services Manager

Maryland, United States
01 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
01 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Role/Level/Range: ATP/03/PB 
Starting Salary Range: Commensurate with Experience
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: M-F, 37.5 
Employee subgroup: Salaried Exmpt 
Location: 07-MD:Peabody Institute 
Department name: 10000983-Ensemble Operations 
Personnel area: Peabody

Position Description:

The Production Services Manager is responsible to manage all technical aspects of Peabody concert and events for both the Conservatory and the Preparatory to support over 1000 events, including master classes, rehearsals, performances (music and dance), and student recitals including Opera Theater.

The Peabody Production Manager acts as a liaison among the various individuals involved in a production, including the conductor, artistic directors, musicians, dancers, technical department, and the concert and ensembles team to ensure an excellent and safe production.   

Job Responsibilities:

  • The Production Services Manager works to provide a professional and safe performance environment to the Peabody Institute students, faculty, staff, patrons and guests.
  • Leads the production team in providing all stage, production, sound, lighting and technical needs for the choral, dance, opera, instrumental and orchestral needs of all performance at Peabody  include, lighting, audio visual, administrative, live audio mixing, sound reinforcement, setting up A/V equipment, microphones and all stage management . 
  • Works in close partnership with the conductors, artistic directors and students to support the event production, audio-visual, sound and curricular needs of the school in order to achieve an excellent production and a quality learning opportunity. 
  • Manages, reports and tracks departmental budgets as well as provide oversight of individual large-scale production budgets in collaboration with Opera and Dance.
  • Supervises and administers production crew and staff schedule creation, staffing events with the appropriate number of staff and with the necessary skill set and training to see the assigned events through.
  • Supervises technical staff including hiring, training and evaluating performance. Staff include 4 direct report staff and a crew of student workers.
  • Creates and develops necessary policies and procedures to improve the Production Departments ability to support the school’s events.
  • Enforces safety standards and preventative maintenance and training programs, enforcing school-wide policy and procedures while making recommendations as necessary.


Special Skills and Requirements:

  • BFA in theater or other related Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Three years of technical theater and management experience or other related experience required.
  • Additional education may substitute for required experience, and additional experience may substitute for required education, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
  • Advanced knowledge of lighting, audio mixing, sound reinforcement, video, stage lighting, stage production and rigging. Ability to design and construct sets and technical lighting skills a plus.
  • Hours flexible and include daytime and evenings and weekends as appropriate to the staffing needs of the department.
  • Professional demeanor, superior communication skills, comfort in high-pressure situations, adaptable, solutions-oriented problem solver.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills with proven ability to effectively prioritize workload.
  • Ability to work long hours and nontraditional shifts:  evenings and weekends due to performance schedule.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft word, Excel, Outlook, required  

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Skilled lightning designer
  • Experience with Artsvision

Any specific physical requirements for the job:

  • Ability to walk, stand, climb for extended periods. Ability to climb ladders and scaffolding.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds.

Supervisory responsibility (indicate the number and type of persons supervised by incumbent):

  • 40 students
  • 4 full time staff

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

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During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.

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