Backstage Employment Network This live entertainment industry job board is brought to you by Timeless communications, publisher of Projection, Lights and Staging News, FRONT of HOUSE and Stage Directions Magazines. en_US Production Supervisor <p><strong>JOB DESCRIPTION</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Job Title: </strong>Production Supervisor</p> <p><strong>Reports To: </strong>Director of Production</p> <p><strong>FLSA Status</strong>:&nbsp; Exempt</p> <p><strong>Department:</strong> Production Operations</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Summary:&nbsp; </strong>Responsible for the smooth and efficient operation of all stage and theatrical activities. &nbsp;Responsible for assignments related to preparation, maintenance, setup and operation of any and all of the Long Center&rsquo;s theatrical and support spaces and any and all equipment.&nbsp; <strong></strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Essential Duties and Responsibilities </strong>include the following.&nbsp; Other duties may be assigned.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li>Receive production assignments from the Director of Production and perform the work assigned to the highest professional stage standards.&nbsp; </li> <li>Take advance information for incoming events and interpret needs into our spaces.&nbsp; </li> <li>Ensure that contract obligations are met.</li> </ul> <ul> <li>Meet with rental client as needed to provide production support while managing client and Long Center expectations.&nbsp; <ul> <li>Post the following information on Database:&nbsp; Light plot, Ground plan, Hang schedule, Input list, Crew list, Cast List, Parking List, Production Schedule, Dressing rooms assignments.</li> <li>In consultation with Director of Production and Production Departmental Supervisors, develop, distribute, and post Production expense estimates and budgets as they relate to a given production. <ul> <li>Scenery, Props, Lighting, Audio, Labor</li> </ul> </li> </ul> </li> <li>Track and report on production spending for an assigned project</li> <li>Submit settlement documents to the appropriate individuals at the end of each production.</li> <li>Consult with other Long Center Departments (as necessary) to ensure production complies with Fire Code <ul> <li>Seating configurations, flame proofing, smoke and flame on stage, Fire Speech</li> </ul> </li> <li>Consult with other Long Center Departments (as necessary) to ensure production complies with Building Code <ul> <li>Stage built properly and safely</li> </ul> </li> <li>Consult with other Long Center Departments (as necessary) to ensure production complies with Health Code <ul> <li>Outdoor events, live animals on stage,&nbsp; </li> </ul> </li> <li>Consult with other Long Center Departments (as necessary) to ensure production complies with Life Safety Code <ul> <li>OSHA, fall arrest, ladder safety, </li> </ul> </li> <li>Un-lock and re-lock all production related spaces.</li> <li>Ensure all equipment is stored properly</li> <li>Ensure stage is clear and clean at the end of the night <ul> <li>Garbage picked up and taken out</li> <li>Mopping the stage</li> <li>Sweeping the stage</li> </ul> </li> <li>Ensure labor agreement is up-held.</li> <li>Protect and maintain Long Center facilities and equipment.</li> </ul> <ul> <li>Provide production estimates on productions assigned.</li> <li>Take advance information for incoming events and interpret needs into our spaces, and distribute to appropriate production department supervisors and other Long Center Departments. </li> <li>Schedule and lead production meetings as needed for specific productions.</li> </ul> <ul> <li>Along with other production department employees, plan and conduct projects to ensure professionalism, cleanliness, effectiveness, and efficiency of the department.</li> <li>Plan and make recommendations for future production department needs.</li> <li>Supervise stagehands brought in to assist on productions.</li> </ul> <ul> <li>Be available to assist groups and individuals using the Long Center.</li> <li>Greet crews, managers, company members and others; thank them for being here when they leave.</li> <li>Attend training</li> <li>Serve on the Emergency Response Team</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Competencies:</strong>&nbsp; To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li>Customer Service:&nbsp; responds promptly to customer needs; solicits customer feedback to improve service; responds to requests for service and assistance; meets commitments; understands and fulfills I PERFORM service model </li> </ul> <ul> <li>Team Work:&nbsp; balances team and individual responsibilities; exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; gives and welcomes feedback; contributes to building a positive team spirit; puts success of team above own interests; able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; supports everyone's efforts to succeed; recognizes accomplishments of other team members</li> <li>Organizational Support:&nbsp; follows policies and procedures; completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; supports organization's goals and values; benefits organization through outside activities; supports affirmative action and respects diversity</li> <li>Dependability:&nbsp; follows instructions, responds to management direction; takes responsibility for own actions; keeps commitments; commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals; completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.</li> <li>Planning/Organizing:&nbsp; prioritizes and plans work activities; uses time efficiently; plans for additional resources; sets goals and objectives; organizes or schedules other people and their tasks; develops realistic action plans</li> <li>Professionalism:&nbsp; approaches others in a tactful manner; reacts well under pressure; treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; accepts responsibility for own actions; follows through on commitments&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Qualifications:</strong>&nbsp; To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li>Education/Experience: Bachelors degree (B. A.) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school; or a minimum of 2 years of related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience</li> <li>Language Ability:&nbsp; ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals; ability to write routine reports and correspondence; ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization</li> <li>Math Ability:&nbsp; Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals; ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs</li> <li>Reasoning Ability:&nbsp; ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists; ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form</li> <li>Computer Skills: &nbsp;Microsoft Office, AutoCAD, &nbsp;</li> <li>Certificates and Licenses: &nbsp;no certifications needed</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Supervisory Responsibilities: </strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li>Supervise stagehands, volunteers, and contract labor brought in to assist on productions.</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Work Environment:</strong>&nbsp; The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li>The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Physical Demands:</strong>&nbsp; The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li>The employee must frequently lift up to 75 pounds and/or move up to 500 pounds</li> <li>Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and distance vision</li> <li>The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle and feel; sit; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk and hear</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong><em>The above job description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and standards of the position. Incumbents will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties, as assigned by their supervisor.</em></strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <span style="text-decoration: underline;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p><em>Employee Signature&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Date</em></p> <p><em>&nbsp;</em></p> <p><em><span style="text-decoration: underline;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <span style="text-decoration: underline;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></em></p> <p><em>Supervisor Signature &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Date</em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> 16 Oct 2014 10:17 +0000 Lighting / Electrical Technician and Designer <p>FULL TIME / PERMANENT Position for Lighting Designer / Technician - Portland OR and Seattle WA</p> <p>From creative concept to successful conclusion provide design, proposal, budgeting, job costing, documentation, invoicing as well as schedule and implement installation, programming and removal. Seek new customers &amp; business opportunities, meet with existing and potential customers to develop concepts and propose solutions within customer budget constraints.</p> <p>Seeking highly motivated customer service expert with strong lighting design skills to participate in a team environment. Serving corporate, concerts, conventions, industrial, theater, and inspirational productions of all sizes in any venue/location. We value integrity, passion, discipline,&nbsp; leadership, teamwork, change, exceptional customer service and the belief that it is not only okay but necessary to be profitable.</p> <p>Benefits: medical for employee, PTO, holidays, 401k</p> <p>Experience</p> <p>A minimum 3 years experience and/or education in stage lighting design and techniques, industry standard lighting consoles such as Martin, MA Lighting, HOG, Avolites, ETC, and Leprecon. Knowledge and exercise of safe working practices with electricity and lights and operational knowledge of conventional lighting fixtures, moving lights, dimmer racks, and accessories.</p> <p>Competency with Vectorworks to create and modify lighting plots. Additional competence in Information Technology, Lightwright and ESP is preferred. Understanding and troubleshooting single and three phase A/C power distribution systems. Ability to troubleshoot, repair and fabricate DMX, Socapex, Stage pin, Edison, CamLok and other cable and connector types on site.Knowledge of lighting equipment is essential with regards to intelligent lights and light board troubleshooting as well as thorough understanding of DMX and other control protocols. ETCP Rigging certification preferred.</p> <p>About Hollywood Lights Inc.</p> <p>We are seeking to fill positions in our Event Services Departments in both Portland &amp; Seattle. In business since 1948 we provide Lighting, Electrical and AV services to the event and entertainment industries.</p> <p>To learn more about Hollywood Lights Inc please visit us at <a href=""></a>.</p> <p>Please email resume and photos of your design work to</p> 14 Oct 2014 13:24 +0000 Warehouse Manager <p><span style="font-size: small;">Show Distribution, a leader in the manufacturing, distribution and installation of safe rigging equipment is looking for a Manager for its Los Angeles facility. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 5 years experience in hoists and rigging in the&nbsp;show business, film and event industries. He will have the technical knowledge required to manage and/or perform the preparation and repairs of rigging equipment for rental purposes. He will also have the mandate to represent the company with existing and potential clients. </span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;">The candidate will be autonomous and responsible and will have the desire to participate in the development of a fast growing company. Should you be interested in this position and you corrrespond to the described profile, please send a letter of intent along with your resume by email to Nancy Mncneil at <a href=""></a>.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><br /></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><br /></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><br /></span></p> 06 Oct 2014 16:09 +0000 Scenic Shop Foreman <p>Job Description&nbsp;</p> <p>We are a Scenic Shop looking for a talented and dependable person to join our team as a Shop Foreman/Manager. Experience as a Scenic Carpenter/Installer working in Corporate Event and/or theatrical scenery manufacturing is preferred. Must have supervisory experience and the ability to organize the progress of multiple employees working on multiple projects.&nbsp;</p> <p>The Shop Foreman position will require the supervision of 8 to 12 shop employees while also overseeing the Rental Inventory personnel. The Foreman must be able to lay out builds per provided drawings, must be able to work within tight deadlines, plus be able to work well individually, and as part of a team.</p> <p>Job Requirements:&nbsp;</p> <p>Experience as a stagehand working special events and shows required&nbsp;</p> <p>Minimum 5 years experience as a stagehand/lead carpenter and/or shop foreman managing multiple projects, multiple employees and trade contractors preferred&nbsp;</p> <p>Extensive knowledge of woodworking and metalworking practices, procedures, techniques, tools and equipment, materials, specifications, quality control, cost control, safety and applicable building codes&nbsp;</p> <p>Ability to work with various materials, including lumber, metal, acrylics, paint</p> <p>Mathematical skills and analytical skills necessary to do material and labor estimates&nbsp;</p> <p>Proficient at blueprint reading&nbsp;</p> <p>Ability to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and written; Bilingual in Spanish would be a plus&nbsp;</p> <p>Must be available to work various shifts, including some evenings and weekends&nbsp;</p> <p>Ambitious, self-starter, with good work ethic&nbsp;</p> <p>There will be some client interaction, so a pleasant and service-oriented demeanor is required&nbsp;</p> <p>Final candidates for the position living outside of the metro Phoenix area will be required to travel to our shop in Phoenix, AZ for a 2-week trial period of employment; local accommodations and flights will be paid for by the company, in addition to 2 weeks&rsquo; salary.&nbsp;</p> <p>Must pass criminal background check and pre-employment drug screening</p> <p>Job Duties:&nbsp;</p> <p>Supervise shop carpenters and personnel during the fabrication of scenic components, while clearly explaining steps, providing clear directions, and answering questions about fabrication processes to employees and subcontractors.</p> <p><br /> Quickly identify potential project delays, needed design modifications and potential scheduling conflicts, in order to generate and implement needed modifications&nbsp;</p> <p>Establish relationships with all parties involved in the fabrication process that will facilitate harmonious working relationships during projects, and permit prompt resolution of problems and conflicts as they occur.</p> <p>Organization and tracking of all rental department inventory&nbsp;</p> <p>Assist with the build, install and strike of scenic components&nbsp;</p> <p>Assist with the loading and unloading of trucks&nbsp;</p> <p>Occasional driving of a 26&rsquo; truck, mainly for local installs, required</p> <p></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> 29 Aug 2014 12:41 +0000