PRODUCTION MANAGER (CONSULTANT)
- BROOKLYN, NEW YORK -
The Soze Agency is a full-service social impact agency committed to amplifying the authentic narrative of a vibrant global generation. We work with companies, non-profits, foundations and movements to bring the voices of those most affected by the social and environmental issues of our time to the forefront of public dialogue. Through our campaigns, events and creative content we work to shift the narrative that creates positive culture and drives change forward.
The Soze Agency is committed to building a business whose foundation is built upon compassion, authenticity and equity. We are looking for someone who is interested in working in a triple bottom line company, focusing on the planet, the people and profit, with equal tenacity given to each goal. Already working on 10+ powerful, creative campaigns with large non-profits and triple bottom line companies, The Soze Agency is growing quickly and in need of a dynamic and strategic digital fellow.
The Role: The Soze Agency seeks an experienced, detail-oriented, conscientious Production Manager. This position is accountable for the professional presentation of a pop-up museum. The Production Manager reports to the Client Lead. This position is contract-based and paid.
YOUR RESUME MATTERS, BUT SO DOES YOUR HEART. WE WANT PEOPLE WHO KNOW HOW TO HUSTLE, CAN MAKE THINGS HAPPEN, AND WANTS TO WORK IN A CREATIVE AGENCY THAT IS MAKING A DIFFERENCE!
The Production Manager coordinates with The Soze Agency and outside contractors on the production of the Change Fashion Pop-Up. In collaboration with the project team as well as crew, AV team, security, facilities, and catering staff, the Production Manager will:
Review and evaluate tech riders and artist/speaker technical needs; assess all technical production needs.
Conduct pre-event site visits and be lead liaison with event venue management.
Track production budget throughout the duration of the project and provide a final expense report at the culmination of the project.
Participate in weekly team meetings with Soze client lead and team members, reporting on Production needs for the project.
Lead the creation and approval process for the space and event set-ups according to the event specifications, capabilities, and approved production budget.
Support the design team in creating and finalizing the lighting, sound, and house configuration plans for the event.
Select and order production rentals (i.e. stage, lights, backline, sound equipment, etc.).
Hire and supervise additional technical and production staff as needed.
Hire and supervise professional art installers and manage art install timeline
Create daily event run-of-shows and call sheets for production.
Coordinate performer or influencer rehearsal times/facilities to ensure on-time start.
Solicit bids from vendors and monitor contracts and invoices.
Work closely with production staff to ensure facility equipment such as speakers, amplifiers, mixing board, etc., are well-maintained; may participate with AV and Operations staff in reviews and assessments of existing and future equipment purchases for project.
Coordinate the set-up, operation, and strike of technical equipment with contractors
Supervise load-in, tech, rehearsals, meetings, and strike.
Troubleshoot and resolve problems as needed.
Report regularly on expenses; review procedures, systems, and plans and implement changes as needed to reduce expenses or increase income.
Experience as a working professional with broad expertise in physical production and events
Working knowledge of production scheduling, lighting, sound, staging, rigging, and design elements
A working knowledge of producing programs for a cultural organization, with emphasis on music, performing arts, literary programs, lectures, film, multi-media, festivals, and exhibitions
Demonstrated success producing effective productions, preferably for non-traditional spaces
Very effective oral and listening communications skills and the ability to work effectively with people of diverse cultures, ages, and economic backgrounds
Supervisory and leadership skills to supervise a small staff plus provide leadership to major projects requiring large numbers. Ability to build teams and collaborate with others on major projects.
Ability to juggle multiple priorities and conflicting deadlines in a fast-paced, rapidly changing environment
Personal computer skills; proficiency utilizing Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Google suite, DropBox, multi-media programs
Basic accounting skills to develop and manage budgets
Active listening and strong interpersonal skills with the ability to develop productive relationships across the organization and across the field
A sense of entrepreneurship, high standards, self-motivation, flexibility, ingenuity, dedication, enthusiasm, and high energy
A keen appreciation and understanding of the art for social change world
Ability to work some evenings and weekends
Typically, these skills and knowledge are the result of a degree in film, theater, media, event production, or related discipline and/or several years of increasingly responsible professional and supervisory experience in similar production jobs.
The incumbent must be able to perform this job safely, with reasonable accommodation if necessary, without endangering the health or safety of him/herself or others.
Full-time from May 1, 2018 - June 30, 2018.
Consultation fee will be based on experience.
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