The Academy of Vocal Arts seeks a Production and Facilities Manager. Reporting to the President and Artistic Director, the Production and Facilities Manager will oversee all production/technical aspects of AVA productions, recitals, concerts, and related events. In addition, this position will be responsible for AVA’s physical plant and historic Rittenhouse campus by modifying a comprehensive facilities maintenance plan and oversee its execution.
Production Responsibilities include:
- Manage set, lighting, and props teams to ensure timely delivery of renderings, drawings, set/prop construction
- Oversee, engage, and manage stage crew
- Facilitate production rentals/co-productions/new productions as necessary
- Coordinate and oversee all load-in/outs for all theaters/venues for AVA productions including truck rental logistics
- Book various theaters, schools, churches, Kimmel Center, etc in consultation with the President/Artistic Director
- Ensure safety of all AVA productions
- Manage and maintain warehouse facility
- Schedule and coordinate all piano moves and tunings with outside contractors
- Set up orchestra pits for all productions
- General set up of chairs and tables for various events and performances
- Possible travel to evaluate production possibilities
Facilities Responsibilities include:
- Review, execute and modify (where necessary) the facilities maintenance plan and budget including short and long-term projects in consultation with the President/Artistic Director and Chief Financial Officer
- Engage outside contractors for projects as necessary
- Manage annual safety inspections including sprinkler system, backflow detectors, alarm systems, etc.
- Supervise cleaning of AVA facilities
- Execute minor upkeep/repairs such as, but not limited to, HVAC systems, lighting, windows, storm drains, door locks, landscaping, snow removal, powerwashing, etc.
- Ensure safety of AVA physical plant and campus
Skills and Qualifications
- Bachelor’s degree preferred but not required
- 5-7 years of theatrical/opera production experience
- Facilities maintenance experience
- Interpersonal skills
- Interest in classical music a plus
- Evening/weekend hours required
Type of Employment: Salaried, Exempt
An equal opportunity employer, the Academy of Vocal Arts is committed to fostering an environment in which employees from a variety of backgrounds, cultures, and personal experiences are welcomed and can thrive.