The Lake Placid Center for the Arts (LPCA) is a year-round performing and visual Arts Facility. Located in the Adirondack Park of Northern New York, the LPCA consistently presents arts of the highest caliber in music, dance and theatre performances, film exhibitions and visual arts presentations. In addition, the Arts Center provides special arts-in education programs, workshops and residencies for aspiring and renowned artists.
The Production Manager oversees all performances and other live/virtual events presented, produced or otherwise engaged by the Lake Placid Center for the Arts. The Productions Manager’s primary mission is to plan and execute the technical aspects related to the successful presentation of an artist’s vision. As this is a very hands-on position, attendance at most LPCA presentations is expected.
Specific duties include the following:
- Responsible for advancing shows and/or residencies with artist representatives and partners to act as a liaison between the show and the organization.
- Develop and foster relationships with artist, tour crew, artist management, and other important personnel to ensure streamlined communication and successful execution of each show.
- Serve as lead member of the technical crew for each visiting artists’ performance.
- Oversee the load-in and load-out of the show including artists, vendors and staff. This includes managing production crew, arranging for over-hire, creating production crew schedules, diffusing difficult situations through conflict resolution, and submitting payroll for production staff.
- Ensures that artist(s) and venue are paid accordingly. The Production Manager will also close out the show and submit all pertinent information to accounting.
- Responsible for hiring local labor, securing equipment rentals and other show needs.
- Ensuring that all technical requirements are set and ready for load-in of each visiting artist.
- Advise artistic staff on programming and production requirements, balancing creative visions with organizational capacity.
- Responsible for routine maintenance (preventative and repairs) of all production equipment, house restoration, event set-ups and break downs, and other back of house needs.
- Study technical riders, light plots, electrical requirements, and hanging plots as to the complexity and feasibility of the possible presentation. Provides solutions that work to the benefit of the facility and the artist.
- Oversee planning, coordination, and implementation of major capital improvement projects.
- Maintain safe working conditions and safe working procedures in a clean and orderly working environment.
- In absence of comprehensive client information, develop light plots and sound system specification to fit needs of the event.
- Demonstrate an on-going awareness of safety issues. Develop and implement safety policy and procedures for anyone utilizing the facility.
- Maintain space usage calendar for all areas of the facility including theatre and studio space.
- Support an artists visit by overseeing artist travel, hospitality, and other issues pertinent to the successful presentation of shows.
- Other duties and responsibilities as assigned..
An ideal candidate will possess:
- Supervisory experience.
- Strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.
- Strong organizational skills with attention to detail.
- Proficient with office software, including word processing and spreadsheets.
- Ability to prioritize and execute multiple tasks and meet deadlines and goals.
- Knowledge of rigging, lighting and sound systems and be able to operate related equipment effectively and safely.
- Must be able to lift 50 lbs and work above 50 feet.
- Ability to work irregular shifts and extended hours, including weekends and holidays.
- Must be a team player that is flexible and willing to support the organization with various job-related duties when needed.
We encourage all candidates to apply, even if they do not currently meet all qualifications. We know there are great candidates who may not have all of the qualifications listed above but possess intuitive knowledge or other fully transferable skills. If that’s you, don’t hesitate to apply and tell us about yourself.
Please e-mail your resume with a thoughtful cover letter, stating how you heard about the position, to info [at] lakeplacidarts.org. Please title the email “Production Manager: YOUR NAME.”
No phone calls please. Only those we wish to interview will be contacted.
The Lake Placid Center for the Arts is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to building a culturally diverse and equitable environment, and strongly encourages applications from people of color and women.