December 31, 2014
Program Production Manager
Reports to: Information Technology Manager
Type of Position: Exempt/salaried
40 hours per week salaried position with a seasonally fluctuating schedule. Primary Schedule: Monday-Friday with 1 to 2 evenings per week (9am-5pm Mon-Wed, and Fri; Noon-9/10pm on Thurs; Flexible/TBD hours on Saturdays)
Summary of Position
The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, Massachusetts, is looking for an experienced Production Manager to provide audio-visual technical support for a diverse line-up of public programs including lectures, classical, jazz and contemporary music concerts, video, multi-media presentations, and artist performances in the museum’s performance hall and special exhibition gallery. The Program Production Manager is part of a collaborative team, including programmers and curators, which plans, presents, and produces unique public programs for the general public. The new wing of the Gardner includes a 296 seat state-of-the-art performance hall designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Renzo Piano with acoustics designed by the renowned acoustic designer Yasuhisa Toyota. The performance hall is fully equipped with projection, sound, and lighting systems and houses a recording studio and mobile A/V inventory.
Principal Responsibilities and Duties
• Advance planning and coordination with programming departments on audio and visual requirements for programs
• Advance communication and on-site work with artists to help realize productions within the performance hall
• Coordination with facilities staff on stage set-ups and hall seating configurations for the general public
• Management of all AV related aspects of programs including AV set-up, stage management, and coordination with music department sound engineer and videographers to ensure quality recordings.
• Operation and maintenance of equipment in performance hall, conference rooms, and mobile inventory
• Scheduling and management of additional contract AV staff and equipment rentals as needed (both ISGM freelance call list and outside A/V companies)
• Preparing and managing budget for routine maintenance of in-house technology and equipment and projection of annual contract staffing needs
• Quality front of house and monitor mixing for high level events in Performance Hall
• Work with Curators and Preparator on exhibition installations that have an audio-visual component; advance planning with curator to determine AV budget for exhibitions
• Cross-train appointed museum staff on basic hall functions (including lights and playing a basic PowerPoint slide show) and use of AV for basic presentations
• Creatively solve problems with installed A/V infrastructure in the new building
• Ability to lift a minimum of 50 lbs and ability to push a minimum of 50 lbs
• Ability to lift, bend, reach, and stand for extended periods
• Ability to climb ladders
• Minimum of one year experience as a technical manager for medium-scale performance events
• Expertise with technical production including sound, lighting, audio, film, video, and data projection
• Demonstrated experience managing events, staff, equipment, and budget
• Good interpersonal skills and strong written communication ability
• Have gained a supportive, team-oriented, and flexible attitude through prior experience working with artists
• A strong interest in contemporary art, performance, and music preferred
• Ability to work a flexible, evening and weekend-heavy schedule
Join our dedicated, talented team of employees, interns and volunteers, who are passionate about the work they do to support the Museum’s mission. To apply for this position, please use the Museum’s online application system, this is our preferred application method: https://isgm.applicantpro.com/jobs/164934.html. Both a cover letter and resume are required.
The Gardner Museum is committed to affording equal opportunities to qualified individuals regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disabilities, marital status or sexual orientation. Candidates of color are strongly encouraged to apply. The Museum is proud to embrace the goals of Commonwealth Compact (http://www.umb.edu/commonwealth_compact/about) and pledges to measure its progress toward those goals over time, using the Commonwealth Compact benchmarks.
We receive many resumes and kindly request that you do not call to inquire about the status of your application. Those candidates chosen for interviews will be contacted.
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