Assistant Director of Production
Posted: Dec 14, 2017
The Assistant Director of Production organizes and directs the technical requirements for Gallo Center for the Arts
events, including stage set-up, lighting, audio and related production functions for professional and local
productions (i.e., touring and local theatrical productions, symphonies, operas, dance companies, civic light opera,
touring pop, recitals, country western, big band, rock and roll, and other presentations and community
productions). The Assistant Director of Production oversees all lighting, audio/visual and mechanical rigging
equipment set-up, operation and strike. The Assistant Director of Production also recommends equipment
rental/purchase along with other necessary stage supplies. Additional duties of the Assistant Director of
Production include training, supervision, evaluation, and coordination of all stage crew and technical personnel
and assisting with the maintenance of the facility.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Directs and manages the technical requirements for all theatrical events, including stage set-up, lighting,
and sound requirements and related production functions for the wide variety of professional and
community events scheduled in all Gallo Center for the Arts venues.
• At the direction of the Director of Production supervises department leads and crews.
• Instructs and trains stage crew, clients and others in a backstage setting regarding the proper and safe use
of theatrical equipment.
• Makes safety the “Number One” priority. Evaluates working conditions and equipment use to assure
compliance with prescribed operating standards and manufacturer guidelines.
• Installs and replaces theatrical equipment as required by various theatrical events.
• Performs physical inventories of lighting, sound, stage and video equipment.
• Prioritizes work of production staff assigned to an event in collaboration with the other full time crew
• Prioritizes own work as related to care, maintenance, and set up of technical and backstage elements of the
Gallo Center for the Arts theaters as well as supervision of rental companies.
• Comprehends and makes inferences from written manuals to maintain, operate, and train others about
theatrical equipment. Understands and interprets blueprints, schematic drawings, and light plots to assure
successful experiences for all groups occupying theatre spaces.
• Plans and implements training of professional, student and volunteer stage crew and works with other
team members to establish safety programs.
• Attends all production meetings to plan and update technical support for all productions.
• Assists in the general maintenance of the facility, including wall repairs, replacing burnt out lights, tile
repairs, and other daily maintenance tasks.
• Assists the Director of Production in coordinating with vendors, contractors, and Stanislaus County
maintenance staff on larger maintenance projects.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
• Ability to work effectively and independently with a high level of productivity
• Experience working with large staffs and complex schedules
• Demonstrated knowledge of theatre operations, including but not limited to, stage lighting equipment and
design practices, the applications and design of amplified sound, stage equipment and terminology, scenery
construction and assembly, and stage rigging and counterweight systems
• Ability to read and interpret stage drawings including blueprints, sketches, schematics, ground plans, and
section drawings, and be able to reproduce accurately from such drawings
• Knowledge of Word, Excel, Outlook
• Ability to communicate effectively in both verbal and written format
• Demonstrated experience working with a culturally diverse workforce
• Ability to exercise tact and diplomacy in dealing with others and establish and maintain cooperative
• Supervisory and leaderships skills to effectively recruit, select, train and evaluate personnel
• Ability to establish and implement customer service procedures
• Ability to work at a fast pace in easy, calm, professional manner
• Sense of humor
• A Bachelor’s degree in Technical Theatre or a related field, or at least four years commensurate
professional, supervisory theatre experience on live events.
• An understanding of operation principles of a multi-venue facility.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open until filled
SALARY: Commensurate with experience
EMAIL RESUME AND COVER LETTER TO: Al Poulus, Director of Theater Operations, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Gallo Center for the Arts is an equal opportunity employer. The Gallo Center for the Arts policy prohibits unlawful
discrimination based on race, color, creed, gender, religion, marital status, registered domestic partner status, age, national
origin or ancestry, physical disability (including HIV and AIDS), mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, gender
identity or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws.