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Production Manager (Historic Asolo Theater) Sarasota, FL

Florida State University
Sarasota, FL

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Job Title: Production Manager (Historic Asolo Theater) Sarasota, FL
Location: Sarasota, FL
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 49981

The John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art is located in Sarasota, Florida. Want to learn more about The Ringling?

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Equal Employment Opportunity

The Ringling is an Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Action employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. As such, we are always seeking individuals dedicated to innovation and excellence. A successful candidate will work effectively, respectfully, and collaboratively in a diverse, multicultural, and inclusive setting. We especially encourage applications by individuals from underrepresented groups, with a demonstrated commitment to a culturally and intellectually diverse workplace.

Should you require accommodations for the application or interview processes, please email [email protected] or call 941-359-5700 (ext. 1-2605).

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The production manager for Historic Asolo Theater (HAT) is responsible for coordination and oversight of all theater operations and performances. This role also serves as the technical director for the Art of Performance program at The Ringling.

Responsibilities include:

  • Coordinates technical and production equipment and programming needs for the Art of Performance series, productions with community partners and local projects such as Artist Series and Summer Circus Spectacular, and select rentals. Conducts logistical and budget analysis of technical riders for proposed productions and engagements of the Art of Performance series and collaborates with the Curator of Performance to determine feasibility of projects and finalize technical budgets and artist contracts.
  • Recruits, contracts, and supervises technical crews to facilitate production load-in/out, technical installations and rehearsals, and stage management. Schedules program and production technical coverage as needed. Serves as point of contact for contracted personnel on technical issues. Responsible for communication and in-situ communication with technical staff and crew of guest artists and companies to facilitate smooth execution of production programming. Supervises part-time staff and interns in support of theater operations.
  • Communicates with Front of House Manager and other key staff regarding contractual needs of artists companies, performance and rehearsal schedules, set-design considerations, etc. to ensure smooth operation of each performance. Collaborates with internal and external partners in the production of events taking place in the Historic Asolo Theater, such as lectures, artist talks, museum staff programs and trainings and circus related events programmed by other departments within the museum. May operate technical components such as sound lighting and stage tech and support of these events. Oversees technical execution of On Screen film series, including testing of films and ensuring quality of sound and image during projection. Coordinates with Performance team to plan for staffing of all scheduled On Screen events.
  • Develops production plan for physical, fiscal, and personnel resources for performance programming and theater operations and assists in preparation and manages all production budgets; ensures proper and timely payment of invoices related to each performance of invoices related to each performance technical staffing needs. In collaboration with the Curator of Performance and Performance team, works directly with renters of the theater on matters involving accounting, contracts and insurance certificates.
  • Manages all technical and production equipment and programming needs for the Historic Asolo Theater (HAT). Oversees HAT maintenance including making recommendations for theater maintenance budget and purchasing and installation of equipment. Plans, schedules and coordinates equipment maintenance including working with Conservation on large scale maintenance needs and preservation of the space. Recommends, interprets, and enforces theater and equipment care policies as well as backstage procedures and practices. Coordinates archival recordings of performances as needed.
Qualifications A Bachelor's degree and 4 years of experience or a combination of post high school education and experience equal to 8 years. (Note: Post-high school education may substitute for required experience at the comparable rate.)

    Possession of a valid Florida driver’s license or the ability to obtain prior to hire. Ability to meet physical requirements as determined by position including bending/twisting, climbing/descending stairs, traversing cat walk, and standing and walking for extended periods. Knowledge of the concepts, principles, and practices of theatre layout, production, and stage management. Knowledge of the concepts, principles, and practices of accounting, budgeting, and cost control procedures. Knowledge of applicable lighting systems, sound production, and special effects.
    Experience with ETG Lighting Console and Yamaha sound console equipment.Experience with film projection.Knowledge of carpentry basics.Experience with multidisciplinary presenting (dance, theater and music).Experience with outdoor staging and production.
Contact Info

For more information, or for technical assistance, please contact Ringling Human Resources at 941-359-5700 ext. 2605 or [email protected].

University Information

One of the nation's elite research universities, Florida State University preserves, expands, and disseminates knowledge in the sciences, technology, arts, humanities, and professions, while embracing a philosophy of learning strongly rooted in the traditions of the liberal arts and critical thinking. Founded in 1851, Florida State University is the oldest continuous site of higher education in Florida. FSU is a community steeped in tradition that fosters research, encourages creativity, and embraces diversity. At FSU, there’s the excitement of being part of a vibrant academic and professional community, surrounded by people whose ideas are shaping tomorrow’s news!

Learn more about our university and campuses.

Anticipated Salary Range

The anticipated rate of pay will not exceed $63,000 annually and will be based on the education, skills, and experience of the selected candidate. Find out more about our benefits under the "FSU Total Rewards" section.

Pay Plan

This is an A&P (Administrative and Professional) position.

FSU Total Rewards

FSU offers a robust Total Rewards package. Visit our website to learn more about our Compensation, Benefits, Wellness, Recognition, and Employee Development programs.

Use our interactive tool to calculate Total Compensation options based on potential salary, benefits and retirement contributions, earned leave, and other employment-related perks.

Soft Money Funded Position

This position is time-limited based on soft money funding, with renewal contingent upon available funds and the needs of the University. For questions about soft money funding please contact Ringling Human Resources at 941-359-5700 ext. 2605 or [email protected].


Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM with a one hour lunch period. Please note this role will require a flexible schedule including nights and weekends.

Criminal Background Check

This position requires successful completion of a criminal history background check, to include fingerprinting. The background check will be conducted as authorized and in accordance with University Policy 4-OP-C-7-B11.

How To Apply

If qualified and interested in a specific job opening as advertised, apply to Florida State University at Applicants are required to complete the online application with all applicable information. Applications must include all work history up to ten years, and education details even if attaching a resume.

If you are a current FSU employee, apply via myFSU > Self Service.


Working at Florida State University

One of the nation's elite research universities, Florida State University — with the Carnegie Foundation's highest designation, Doctoral/Research University-Extensive — offers a distinctive academic environment built on its cherished values and unique heritage, welcoming campus on the oldest continuous site of higher education in Florida, championship athletics, and prime location in the heart of the state capital.

Combining traditional strength in the arts and humanities with recognized leadership in the sciences, Florida State University provides unmatched opportunities for students and faculty through challenging academics, cultural discovery and community interaction.

Underlying and supporting the educational experience at Florida State University is the development of new generations of citizen leaders, based on the concepts inscribed in our seal: Vires, Artes, Mores — Strength, Skill and Character.

Epitomized by recently named Rhodes Scholars Garrett Johnson and Myron Rolle — elite athletes and scholars committed to public service — and Joseph O'Shea — a campus and community leader as well as a top scholar — Florida State's 40,000 students are dedicated to academic excellence and providing leadership in our complex world.

Florida State University's 16 colleges offer more than 275 undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, professional and specialist degree programs, including medicine and law, covering a broad array of disciplines critical to society today. Each year the University awards over 2,000 graduate and professional degrees.

With its impressive breadth of leading graduate, professional and undergraduate programs, Florida State University is a demanding, intellectually stimulating, yet warm and caring environment for students and faculty. Recognized nationally for its commitment to diversity, Florida State University is a national leader in the number of doctorates awarded to African-American students and in the graduation rate of African-American undergraduates. Its College of Medicine and College of Law are ranked in the nation's Top 10 for Hispanic students.

Florida State University's arts programs — dance, film, music and theatre — rank among the finest in the world, offering an arts education comparable to leading conservatories. Its creative writing program is ranked among the nation's best and is home to the most consistently honored and published student body in the United States. Florida State is responsible for governance of the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art and associated arts programs, one of the largest museum/university complexes in the nation.

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