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Clemens Center Production Services Supervisor

Overview

  • Position: Production Services Supervisor
  • Term: Permanent Full Time
  • Number of Positions: 1
  • Application Deadline: May 31, 2021
  • Job Start Date: June 2021
  • Job Location: Clemens Center, Elmira, NY

Job Description

JOB SUMMARY: 

To provide the primary production supervision and technical theater expertise / skills to the Facilities Department enabling the Center’s scheduled events and activities to be conducted in a safe, efficient, and professional manner.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: 

Stage Use Supervision

  • Provide direct supervision of stage operations involving event activities 
    • coordinate space usage along with Director of Facilities
    • be familiar with event contracts and technical riders
    • contact road management and coordinate tech advance for events involving all necessary Clemens staff.
    • schedule work calls with Union Local 289 business agent and or shop steward
    • facilitate and coordinate the acquisition of rented/ borrowed equipment for Center events
    • coordinate stage preparation for large-scale events
    • function as presenter’s primary contact from time of load in until time of load out
    • arrange for cuing for productions without traveling stage manager
    • coordinate house open and curtain times with Guest Services Manager
    • create and verify Local 289 stagehand bills following events
    • maintain SOPs, safety inspection logs, and other documentation in physical and digital formats
    • familiarize touring crews with location of electrical hook-ups, FOH positions, audio hook-ups, dressing room layout, etc.

Technical Direction  

    • Provide direct supervision of technical operations involving event activities
      • set-up, operate, and maintain stage equipment and systems or direct others to do so
      • review and advise technical needs with rental representatives
      • maintain tech supplies working with the Facilities Coordinator
  • maintain and periodically update Center Technical specifications and floorplans
      • Supervise the hanging, patching, and rough focusing of incoming light plots
  • assist local organizations in the use of Center’s stage equipment

General Administrative 

  • Schedule and supervise IATSE stage techs
    • assign and coordinate techs’ tasks and work load
    • prepare timely work schedules based upon level of event activity, that are posted and shared with affected staff at least 2, and preferably 3 weeks before the date of work call.
    • review time-keeping records for accuracy and approve as necessary.
    • conduct annual evaluation of staff stage tech
  • Make recommendations for stage repair and maintenance, tech supplies, and capital projects for annual budgets
  • Assist in contract negotiations with Local 289 as requested by Director of Facilities

Financial Accountability 

    • Ensure work is completed in a timely and economical fashion.
  • Accurate inventory and reporting requirements

Physical Plant and Safety 

  • Participate in Organization Safety Initiatives
  • Ensure equipment, buildings and grounds are maintained in safe and clean conditions.
  • Be aware of and comply with contract requirements and customers’ needs such as security and safety.
  • Perform workplace safety audits and ensure workplace safety training
  • Assist in any workplace accident investigation or worker’s compensation investigations.

Contacts with Others

  • Handle all customer contacts with the utmost professionalism.

Additional Functions

  • Represent the Clemens Center in a professional manner to businesses we serve and to potential customers, and exhibit a “Lead by Example” work ethic.
  • Other duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

  • The person in this position will display the ability to learn and master any and all workflow systems, computerized or otherwise, in use by Clemens Center throughout their employment.
  • The person in this position is required to learn and master all job related / company provided proficiency training, such as OSHA-10 (or higher) and First Aid / CPR / AED.
  • The person in this position exhibits conscientiousness, dedication, self-discipline, and a sense of responsibility.
  • The person in this position functions successfully with limited supervision.
  • The person in this position can work independently, take initiative and prioritize multiple assignments with attention to detail and deadlines in a high volume, stressful environment.
  • The person in this position can establish effective relationships and work in a team environment to meet team and company goals. 
  • The person in this position has intermediate computer skills and software programs.
  • The person in this position has good written and verbal communication skills, possesses leadership skills and an ability to get along with others. 
  • This person must be able to work independently and manage multiple projects.
  • A person in this position must demonstrate management, organization, and leadership skills.
  • This position requires the ability to exhibit poise, clarity, and self-control in stressful, ambiguous or emotionally demanding situations.

COMPETENCIES

  • First Aid/CPR/AED Currency
  • Job Related OSHA Certifications
  • ANSI Approved MEWP Training
  • Technical Capacity, especially as related to Performance Arts
  • Personal Effectiveness/Credibility.
  • Thoroughness.
  • Collaboration Skills.
  • Communication Proficiency, including confident, efficient use of 2-way radios.
  • Flexibility.
  • Customer Service Skills.
  • Initiative.
  • Leadership.
  • Time Management.
  • Decision Making.
  • Organization Skills.

WORK ENVIRONMENT 

This job operates in a mixed office and working stage environment. As such, the person in this job is expected to wear clothing that keeps them prepared to encounter the various potential hazards that are presented in this environment.  See physical demand specifics below.

POSITION TYPE AND ANTICIPATED HOURS

This is a permanent, non-exempt position. Days and hours of work will vary based on the needs and schedule of the Clemens Center, however a certain number of fixed Office Hours are to be expected and adhered to. This position is budgeted to compensate the employee between 1840 and 2080 straight time hours per year, and is considered full time with regard to the Affordable Care Act.

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS

Limited travel to purchase supplies, or as directed by Supervisor. Must maintain valid driver’s license and have reliable, registered and insured vehicle at employee’s disposal.

REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s Degree (BA in Theater preferred), preferred Technical Theater
  • Basic understanding of budgeting and record keeping
  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in professional stage operations and technical direction

OTHER DUTIES

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.  Other duties as assigned.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

This position requires being on one’s feet, walking, and climbing steps for hours at a time. Must be able to lift 10 lbs. regularly, up to 20 lbs. occasionally. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • How to Apply: Fax, Mail, Email
  • Application Details: Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume including 3 work references by May 31 to employment@clemenscenter.org. Mailed and faxed documents also accepted.

Clemens Center
http://www.clemenscenter.org/
PO Box 1046; 207 Clemens Center Parkway, ELMIRA, New York, 14902, United States
Phone: (607) 733-5639
Fax: (607) 737-1162

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