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Production Services Manager

The University of Arizona
Job Location:
Tucson, 85724
Arts and Museum Administration

Posting Number: req18676

Department: Arizona Arts Live

Location: Main Campus

Address: Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights

Arizona Arts Live is looking for a Production Services Manager to oversee the day-to-day operations of the production team for Arizona Arts Live and Centennial Hall, including successful fulfillment of show requirements and smooth transitions between shows. The Production Services Manager will also oversee the building maintenance projects and budget.

Hire date anticipated no earlier than 07/01/24.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Oversees the day-to-day operations of the production team for Arizona Arts Live and Centennial Hall.
  • Oversees show operations and transitions between shows at Centennial Hall, while staying withing approved budgets.
  • Coordinates with show production representatives or artists to execute terms of contract and makes arrangements for staging, staffing, rental equipment, and special effects.
  • Coordinates and participates in the execution of the setup of the stage, audio, video, and lighting systems; coordinates the design of and/or designs theatrical implementation of said systems.
  • Responsible for the inventory and maintenance of theatrical equipment.
  • Recommends the purchase of new or replacement equipment; orders and obtains materials for production.
  • Directs planning and scheduling of equipment maintenance, including the development, budgeting, implementation, participation, and supervision of a routine maintenance schedule.
  • Performs safety checks on equipment and facilities ensuring safety guidelines are being met.
  • Acts as alternate Centennial Hall building manager.
  • Works with other building managers to prioritize improvements of Centennial Hall and interface with Facilities Management during projects and maintenance.
  • Makes recommendations regarding Centennial Hall safety and emergency procedures and works with relevant University departments when necessary.
  • Reviews proposed contract technical riders and makes recommendations regarding feasibility, schedule, and budget. 

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: 

  • Knowledge of the operations of a performing arts venue.
  • Knowledge of relevant OSHA, ANSI, and NFPA regulations and standards and industry best practices.
  • Team management skills.
  • Skilled in one or more specialties of technical theater.
  • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent advanced learning attained through professional level experience required.
  • Minimum of 3 years of related work experience, including 1 year supervisory experience, or equivalent combination of education and work experience required.

FLSA: Exempt

Full Time/Part Time: Full Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week: 40

Job FTE: 1.0

Work Calendar: Fiscal

Job Category: Arts and Creative Services

Benefits Eligible: Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay: $53,039 - $66,299

Compensation Type: salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)



Career Stream and Level


Job Family

Show Production & Admin

Job Function

Arts & Creative Services

Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Number of Vacancies: 1

Contact Information for Candidates

Staci Santa

Managing Director, Arizona Arts Live

Open Until Filled: Yes

Documents Needed to Apply: Resume and Cover Letter

Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As a Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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