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Production Manager


The Production Manager is responsible for estimating, technical coordination, production management and settling productions costs, of assigned productions and/or events in all events in all venues of Frederick P. Rose Hall (FPRH), as well as other production related duties as assigned.


  • Complete the advance planning and prepare estimated costs of all production/technical elements of incoming events (performance and special events) as assigned.
  • Consult with representatives of users of FPRH regarding equipment, labor and scheduling to clarify production requirements.  Provide technical assistance as necessary.
  • Prepare and submit stagehand time sheets for all events assigned.
  • Prepare and submit event production wraps invoices for labor and equipment used by users of the venue.
  • In conjunction with the other members of the Production Department, determine crew calls and assignments based on production and facility requirements.
  • Coordinate basic crew and extra stagehand staff work assignments and scheduling.
  • Coordinate front of house needs as they related to assigned productions with house management staff. 
  • Coordinate with artist/client management and/or technical staff to ensure that all needs and requests are accommodated within facility capabilities, budgets, labor agreements and policies.
  • Participate in ongoing internal systems and management of Production equipment, including Pianos, stage equipment, inventory, etc. 
  • Work with all JALC departments to coordinate their needs.
  • Participate and consult in venue scheduling and planning with the Sales and Scheduling Dept.
  • Coordinate with Production Dept. staff, exclusive vendors and off-site vendors for equipment rental orders (e.g. audio-video, lighting, special effects equipment and or backline equipment) and prepare purchase orders as necessary.
  • Research special projects as assigned.
  • Ensure that all work conforms to pre-established specifications.
  • Enforce safety standards and preventive maintenance programs.
  • Enforce facility policies and procedures and make recommendations as necessary.


  • Master’s degree in Technical Production and/or minimum of six years of live theater, touring concert, event production and/or production experience in a not-for-profit organization required.
  • Functional competencies in theatrical rigging, sound reinforcement, production lighting coordination, and audio & video production.
  • Computer skills: Proficient in Windows Microsoft Office, Competent in VectorWorks, Adobe Suite, general computer software knowledge
  • Outstanding organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Ability to take initiative, multi-task, and work graciously in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to work with diplomacy and tact.
  • Ability to demonstrate a sense of urgency and act responsively.
  • Previous supervisory experience preferred.
  • Experience working with and directing union stagehands.


  • Must be able to climb two flights of stairs regularly, occasionally work on theater grids above stages.
  • Must be able to withstand background noise in public office with 7 people and occasional variation in decibel level commensurate with theater sound testing and performance.
  • Must be able to communicate by phone with clients as well as in person.
  • Should be able to assist in lifting materials up to 20 pounds.

Salary range: $65,000 - $75,000

Those who are offered a position with Jazz at Lincoln Center will be required to provide written confirmation of a completed COVID-19 vaccination as a condition of employment.

To assist any individual who is unable to be vaccinated because of a medical condition or who objects to being vaccinated on the basis of sincerely held religious beliefs and practices, JALC will engage in an interactive process to determine if a reasonable accommodation can be provided, so long as it does not create an undue hardship for the JALC and/or does not pose a direct threat to the health or safety of others in the workplace and/or to the employee. To request an accommodation, please notify JALC Human Resources in writing at ReasonableAccommodations@jazz.org.

Jazz at Lincoln Center is an equal opportunity employer.


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