Director of Arts Production Management

$78,564 - $110,532 yearly
  • South Orange County Community College District
  • South Orange County Community District, Marguerite Parkway, Mission Viejo, CA, USA
  • Aug 09, 2021
Full time Deans & Directors

Job Description

To plan, develop, organize, coordinate, implement, direct and evaluate the technical production management operations, activities and staff of the Irvine Valley College Performing Arts Center (PAC) and other college-related venues by scheduling, coordinating and staffing theatre, music, dance performances and special events in coordination and collaboration with the chairs of the dance, music and theatre arts departments and in accordance with the Academic Performance Calendar and College Master Calendar, thereby serving the cultural and entertainment needs of the students and the community. 
To foster a culture of collaboration, mutual respect, innovation, and continuous improvement throughout the District; lead by example; actively participate in and support District-wide participatory governance components and activities and other collaborative processes; encourage professional excellence among the staff and promote an organizational culture of customer service, innovation, and quality services. 
SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED: 
 
Receives direction and supervision from the IVC Dean of the Arts. 
 
Works in coordination and collaboration with the chairs of the dance, music and theatre arts departments, conductors, directors, designers and production staff and others as appropriate. 
 
Exercises functional and technical supervision over assigned technical, administrative support, clerical staff and other hourly or temporary production staff as needed. 

Knowledge of:
Areas of technical needs, support, and equipment needed for dance, music and theatre performances including lighting, scenery design, costume design, construction techniques, and technical dance and music terminology, instruments, acoustic shells, risers, podiums. 
Budget preparation and administration. 
Contractual principles and laws. 
Correct English usage, grammar, composition, vocabulary, spelling and punctuation. 
Critical issues and problems affecting performing arts programs and theatres in community colleges. 
Current technology and computer applications used in automating scheduling and box office operations. 
Interpersonal skills including tact, patience and diplomacy. 
Local media resources. 
Management theories and practices. 
Operation of computer, peripherals and software programs, including database management, spreadsheet, word processing and software specific to assignment. 
Oral and written communication skills. 
Performing arts touring programs. 
Planning and organizational skills. 
Principles and practices of program planning, assessment and evaluation. 
Principles and practices of public relations, promotion, advertising, marketing, fundraising, and public opinion research. 
Principles and procedures of training and supervision. 
Safety standards and basic first aid practices. 
State and federal laws and regulations related to assigned program. 

Ability to:
Achieve the understanding and support of individuals or groups with indifferent or opposing points of view. 
Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions and implement recommendations. 
Apply participative management and creative organizational leadership. 
Collect, compile and analyze data. 
Communicate clearly and concisely, orally and in writing. 
Communicate effectively with peers, subordinates, supervisors, and students in an open, honest manner. 
Create an environment that is open to new ideas. 
Demonstrate clear evidence of a sensitivity to, and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, ethnic, cultural, disability, religious and sexual orientation backgrounds of community college students, staff and the community and relate effectively using tact, diplomacy and courtesy. 
Demonstrate commitment to continued improvement. 
Develop and oversee contracts for front of house and box office personnel. 
Develop, implement and evaluate the delivery of performing arts services to students and the community. 
Encourage and acknowledge the contributions of others. 
Encourage professional excellence among the staff and promote an organizational culture of customer service, innovation, and quality services. 
Establish and implement structures, systems and processes to accomplish stated goals and objectives. 
Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships, and meet the public with courtesy and tact. 
Facilitate partnerships with commercial and civic groups. 
Facilitate scheduling processes and create a plan that maximizes utilization of available resources and organizational efficiency. 
Interact with staff and students in planning and conducting theatre production management activities. 
Interpret, apply and explain complex and technical local, State and federal laws and regulations related to area of assignment. 
Learn District and College operations, objectives, policies and procedures. 
Learn the organization, functions, and inter-relationships of various operating units of the District and its colleges. 
Maintain current knowledge of the performing arts and local, national and international performance artists. 
Maintain the security of confidential materials and information. 
Manage effectively in changing circumstances 
Meet deadlines, follow structure and solve daily problems or challenges with initiative and to completion. 
Operate office equipment such as computer, printer, calculator, copier and facsimile machine. 
Perform work in a visible, accessible and collaborative manner. 
Plan and systematically allocate resources to further institutional goals, evaluate the results of the allocations and develop strategies for continued development. 
Plan, organize, coordinate and direct the technical operations and front house activities of a comprehensive performing arts program in a manner conducive to full performance and high morale. 
Prepare and administer budgets for assigned program areas. 
Prepare and distribute written documents such as news releases, public service announcements and calendar listings. 
Prepare and submit oral and written reports and recommendations in an accurate and timely manner. 
Process and file time sheets and purchase orders. 
Select, train, develop, supervise and evaluate assigned personnel. 
Serve as an effective representative of the College in the community. 
Understand and carry out oral and written directions. 
Understand and effectively and collaboratively work in a complicated multi-college environment, as well as within a system of community college districts. 
Work effectively with others to build trust and achieve common goals including student recruitment and retention. 

 

Application Details

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