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Event Production Manager

Division/Department: Event Division

As a Production Manager, you will collaborate with our project managers and clients to help with the planning of each event you touch.  With your impeccable knowledge of purchasing rental equipment and services for events such as audio/visual, staging, tenting, power, labor, and additional site op needs, you’ll bring the clients’ vision to life.  You’ll be a can-do planner and pro-active problem solver who balances all aspects of planning an event from concept development all the way to the event debrief.  Along the way, you’ll work with talented booking agents, art directors, and partners who help bring big ideas to fruition.


You should be ready to:

  • Create technical budgets for projects
  • Source vendors/secure quotes for equipment within the area of focus
  • Maintain and stay within budget guidelines
  • Manage day to day needs for several ongoing projects at once
  • Interface with clients
  • Manage site surveys and measurements
  • Manage technical advancement of artist riders
  • Perform and manage technical direction of live scripted presentation and events
  • Build event diagrams in rendering software
  • Work in tandem with project managers daily
  • On-site event management
  • Manage both production and labor crews
  • Have knowledge of unions and labor (stagehands, riggers, truck loaders, etc.)
  • Engage in project recap and accounting
  • Maintain vendor files and equipment lists

Areas of focus include:

  • Audio Systems
  • Lighting Systems
  • Video Projection
  • Video Creation
  • Staging and Roofing Systems
  • Tenting and Structures
  • Power and Generators
  • Labor (union and non-union)

Who You Are

  • A thinker who plans for all possible scenarios
  • A collaborator who brings out the best in others
  • A lifelong learner motivated to try new things and get better each day
  • A self-starter who always demonstrates outstanding initiative
  • A thorough and efficient organizer with great attention to detail
  • A team player who understands client service

What You Need

  • Minimum of 2 to 4 years of event industry experience
  • The ability to negotiate favorable rates on behalf of the company
  • Experience in building and developing relationships with vendors
  • Experience interfacing with clients
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, presentation and problem-solving skills and the ability to gain support and establish working relationships with managers and peers is essential
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Willingness to learn
  • Confident decision making
  • Experience in managing budgets
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Knowledge of entertainers, performers and celebrities
  • Strong technical knowledge of area of focus
  • Writing and communication skills
  • Proficiency in Excel, PowerPoint and Word, Keynote, rendering software
  • Able to be on their feet for long periods of time
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs consistently
  • Travel will be required

 

Make Great Things With Us

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer offering a competitive salary, Simple IRA plan with company matching, health, dental, vision, disability coverage, life insurance, and unlimited, discretionary paid time off.  You’ll enjoy a thriving culture in an inspiring work environment with opportunities for personal and professional growth.


Contemporary Productions, LLC provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Contemporary Productions, LLC complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Contemporary Productions, LLC expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Contemporary Productions, LLC’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

How to Apply

Please send resume with the subject line
"Event Production Manager – Contemporary Productions" to info@contemporaryproductions.com

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