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Category Art/Media/Design
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Created 2012-01-06
Owner admin
Promotion level None
Title Director of Production
Description Columbia University in the City of New York is seeking a Director of Production.

Reporting directly to the Director of Academic Administration, the Director of Production, and with a dotted line report to the Chair of the Theater Program, the incumbent is responsible for the supervision of the production operations for all shows and events produced and supported by the Theater Arts Program.

Duties include but are not limited to:

The Director is responsible for supervision and coordination of production and technical elements of all events produced by the Division; prepares and implements master production schedule of deadlines and producing goals for the Program's performance calendar; produces budget and labor analyses; provides creative solutions to production problems that are within the scope of budgetary, labor and schedule parameters; analyzes labor and equipment costs for all rental requests from internal and external users.

Maintains communication with artistic and production personnel regarding analysis of resources of shop labor and Riverside labor, and funding: schedules and attends production meetings as necessary to provide effective communication between artistic, administrative, and production staffs.

Advises incoming and continuing students on all aspects of their thesis productions, including rehearsal and technical procedures, publicity, sources of equipment rental, liability and security issues, budgets, and outside sources of funding.

Acts as primary liaison with Actor's Equity Association, including preparing and filing Showcase paperwork and insuring that all AEA rules and requirements are met for applicable productions.

Secures rights from theatrical publishing companies for department presentations.

Together with technical staff, advises faculty and students on technical feasibility of production/project proposals and provides technical advice and guidance for events on or off campus; secures spaces for on and off-site performance activities including Actors Showcases and the annual Playwriting Festival; negotiates directly with all organizations regarding costs; projects all costs associated with these events; monitors and reconciles all invoices and ticket income.

Hires, trains, makes performance evaluations and supervises 1 bargaining unit employee, one staff member, and 10-15 work study employees at 3 locations.

Acts as liaison with other Columbia offices and outside organizations including Security, Risk Management, Work Study, Dean's Office, Riverside Church, Actor's Equity Association, Materials for the Arts, and other offices as necessary.

Manages $250,000 annual production budget. Formulates and submits a yearly budget to the Director of Academic Administration that includes the supplies, materials and equipment necessary for the operation of the technical areas and the Program's physical plants; maintains detailed records of production area's expenses; maintain fiscal control over the technical aspects of the production events within approved budgetary allocations; provide strong and creative fiscal management of both shop and event budgets; tracks budgets on a monthly basis; distributes and reconciles department petty cash, reimbursements and payment for outside consultants.

Other duties as assigned

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