Jun 13, 2019

Production Manager

  • LA Phil
  • Los Angeles, CA, USA
Programs Performing Arts

Job Description

The Production Manager, reporting to the Director, Production, will work as a member of production team to manage all aspects of day-to-day concert production in order to ensure successful performances and to maintain a positive relationship with Orchestra members.


Position Elements:

  • Functioning within a team of production managers, manage all aspects of production planning for Los Angeles Philharmonic Association concerts at Walt Disney Concert Hall and Hollywood Bowl, including standard classical, classical staged productions, Songbook, World Music, Jazz, Pop, Symphonies for Youth, Baroque, Organ, Recital, and Green Umbrella series, as well as Run Outs and Neighborhood concerts which take place in other venues.
  • Create production summaries, run of show plans and stage plots for all assigned concerts.
  • Rent Backline, production equipment and Instruments as needed for all assigned concerts.
  • Supervise stagehands for all assigned concerts.
  • Oversee, set-up, rehearsals and strike; call performances for all assigned concerts.
  • Record and Archive production information for all assigned concerts.
  • Share in department responsibility of managing all production and logistical arrangements for tours, both for personnel and cargo.  Accompany Orchestra on tours.
  • Collaborate with visiting performing groups to ensure their production needs are planned for and accomplished within the parameters of Walt Disney Concert Hall or the Hollywood Bowl.
  • Communicate with Music Director, other conductors and their managers to obtain and provide production information.
  • Maintain and track budgets for all assigned concerts.
  • Ensure union agreement compliance during production planning & execution processes.
  • Share in Production Management concert duty, including nights and weekends as necessary.
  • Develop and maintain excellent working relationship with Music Director, Orchestra, stage crew, senior management, artists’ managers, guest conductors and artists, outside vendors, all other departments in the Association.
  • Coordinate and communicate information related to seat holds and kills for concerts at Walt Disney Concert Hall and Hollywood Bowl.
  • Assist Associate Director, Production with preparation of weekly IATSE payroll, as needed
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements


  • College degree or equivalent work experience.
  • Minimum 6 years of relevant experience.
  • Prior experience with orchestras.
  • Touring experience preferred.
  • Ability to read music.
  • Proven leadership and project management ability in the performing arts.
  • General knowledge of artists and repertoire.
  • Regular and reliable attendance.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; attention to detail.
  • Excellent computer skills, including Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint.
  • Ability to:
    • Deal tactfully at all levels
    • Focus on many projects simultaneously and to meet deadlines
    • Thrive in a fast-paced environment with high volume of work
    • Work effectively in a highly collaborative and communicative team environment

The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association will consider for employment qualified Applicants with Criminal Histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the FCIHO.

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