Assistant Production Manager

USA, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Sep 21, 2017
Temple University
Position Type
Alt-Ac & Post-Ac
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
The Assistant Production Manager, reporting to the Temple Performing Arts Center General Manager will play a key role in assisting with the proficient and efficient execution of all production elements of Temple Performing Arts Center, ensuring the highest industry standards are met in the areas of audio, lighting, visual technology and customer service. The Assistant Production Manager will work with TPAC's General Manager, Production Manager and Event Manager, as well as a team of Temple University students and will assist the Production Manager in the supervision, training and support of back of house staff, to deliver world-class events. In the absence of the Production Manager, the Assistant Production Manager will assume responsibility for all production related endeavors. This is a 40-hour per week position. Performs other duties as assigned. Required Education and Experience:
Bachelor's degree and at least two years of directly related experience in Music and/or Music Technology, Media Studies and Production, Communications or a congruent field. Experience mixing live events at front of house and monitor positions, wireless mics (lavalier, countryman, handheld, and in-ear monitors). Experience communicating visual concepts of lighting design to board operators and signal trouble shooting. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. Required Skills and Abilities:
*Ability to conceptualize layouts for orchestra and big band performances, small venue rock concerts, runway shows, dance performances, and theater productions.
*Ability to manage back-of-house team to construct/deconstruct demountable stage, team-move significant assets including choir risers, stage risers, pianos, racks of chairs/stands, percussion equipment.
*Ability to troubleshoot video issues on the fly, and program LED display boards.
*Ability to multitask diverse show positions and operators with high functioning verbal communication skills.
*Proficiency with Microsoft Office, Excel, Adobe, Database software.
*Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.
*Excellent customer service skills, along with the ability to effectively interact with a diverse population of students, faculty and staff.
*Strong oral and written communication skills.
*Ability to multi-task various job duties efficiently with time sensitive time lines.
*Ability to maintain positive and objective customer service approach and attitude.
*Willingness to upgrade skills, recommend different methods of production processes, stay abreast of new trends in the industry. Preferred:
Minimum of three years working in production for live events as a sound or lighting designer, sound operator, lighting technician, and/or video/graphics operator, stage manager or production manager.
Experience with iPad and remote audio signal processing.
Experience with QLab programming for audio and video cues, robotic HD cameras, video switchers, and LiveStream set-up.
Experience with Exhibio systems.
Compliance Statement: In the performance of their functions as detailed in the position description employees have an obligation to avoid ethical, legal, financial and other conflicts of interest to ensure that their actions and outside activities do not conflict with their primary employment responsibilities at the institution. Employees are also expected to understand and be in compliance with applicable laws, University and. employment policies and regulations, including NCAA regulations for areas and departments which their essential functions cause them to interact. To obtain additional information about Temple University please visit our website at Temple University's Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains statistics, policies, and procedures related to campus safety and can be found at: You may request a copy of the report by calling Temple University's Campus Safety Services at 215-204-7900.