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We are the home for Louisville’s nationally-renowned arts scene

Your career in the arts awaits!  After a prolonged intermission, Kentucky Performing Arts is ready to raise the curtain once again.  KPA is looking for team members to help us create meaningful experiences and share the power of live entertainment.  Apply today!

The Production Managers at Kentucky Performing Arts (KPA) are primarily engaged in the planning and execution of events, receiving, and administering training, and maintaining KPA equipment, systems, and theaters. They are responsible for providing the highest level of Production services to Kentucky Performing Arts staff, patrons, clients, and visitors. The Production Manager will work alone and with teams of KPA staff to execute events.

Responsibilities Include

Assumes a primary role in production planning of events held in the Kentucky Performing Arts family of venues, as assigned.
Works as part of the stage crew on events held in the Kentucky Performing Arts campus venues.
Attends Production meetings and assists managing of personnel, labor and equipment for Kentucky Performing Arts shows, events, and special projects.
Trains and supervises full-time, hourly, and call-in employees engaged in operating Production equipment in all Kentucky Performing Arts venue
Demonstrates effective written and oral communications that engage internal and external audiences, and assures staff is kept well informed of organizational issues and plans

Qualifications and Requirements

A Minimum of 4 years of advanced theatrical technical training or the equivalent in professional experience.
Working knowledge of performance grade, professional lighting equipment including tungsten/quartz fixtures, LED fixtures, moving/automated fixtures, dimmers, DMX/ETCNet distribution and controls, system networking and architectural lighting.
Computer competencies in Microsoft Windows 10, Microsoft Office Professional, Microsoft Teams, Zoom, vMix.
AutoCAD and/or Vectorworks competency preferred.
Robust experience with the GrandMA family of consoles and ETC family of consoles preferred.
TCNet, Art-Net, sACN, RDM, Video over IP, Meyer Sound Compass, Dante, experience preferred.
Working knowledge of performance grade professional audio mixing consoles and related gear.
Working knowledge of current and historic video projection and A/V equipment.
Experience as a Production Manager, department head for a production company, or performing arts organization.
Working knowledge of theatrical terms, directions, and safety procedures.
Experience with organizing and supervising crews.
Must obtain and maintain a DOT medical card.
Requires working overtime: days, nights, and weekends.
Knowledge of basic electrical safety and operations. Ability to repair electrical cables, connectors, and devices.
Ability to troubleshoot and repair lighting, video, and audio cables; including advanced soldering skills to repair multi-pin connectors, cables, and equipment.
Experience with theatrical rigging, including counterweight systems, chain motors, and automated rigging control systems, preferred.
Ability to lift 50 pounds safely and meet all essential functions of the role.
As a community steward, we are dedicated to authentically serving all members of our community. We accomplish this through the realization of our mission, creating lifelong relationships with the arts. To this end, each of us are asked to embrace and leverage the diversity of all team members, stakeholders, art forms and audiences.

Kentucky Performing Arts provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment.

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