Production & Operations Manager: Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts

Posted March 31st, 2015 at 11:04 am.

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.


Reporting to the Director of Operations, the Production & Operations Manager is responsible for all technical details for AC events including: lighting, sound and staffing and facility operations; ; ensuring the timely advancing of production needs for upcoming performances; and the management of the Artifax event database.

The Production & Operations Manager co-supervises four Theatre Technicians and is responsible for the coordination and tracking of all facility needs including: specific capital projects; regular and emergency maintenance; housekeeping schedules and special events. .


Bachelor’s Degree in Technical Theater, Production Management, or a similar field of study required with 3-5 years of successful experience managing university or professional performing arts facilities, and must have proven knowledge of theatrical lighting equipment and design techniques, including familiarity of and adherence to USITT and industry standards for theatrical lighting and stagecraft. Fluency with both Vectorworks and Lightwright software is required. Priority will be given to those candidates with a current background in Production Management or Technical Direction, and who possess strong personnel, time, and budget management skills. Comfort with Artifax, EMS, R25 or similar event management database systems, as well as Windows and Microsoft Office products is necessary. Direct experience with managing union professionals (IATSE and Teamsters) is highly preferred.

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Education Level: BA Theater Design/Technology or Production Management
Deadline: 04/24/2015
Filed under: Management Level by Margie DuBrow

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