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University of California, Riverside
  • Position Number: 1391996
  • Location: Riverside, CA
  • Position Type: Fine and Applied Arts

Full/Part Time
Full Time


Commensurate with Experience

Position Information
The Theater Production Manager assists in oversight and coordination of the day-to-day production and technical operations for the Department of Theater, Film, and Digital Production. This position is responsible for oversight of the scenery, costumes, properties, lights, sound, stage management, box office (oversight), front of house and publicity in support of multiple productions throughout the year. The Theater Production Manager establishes and maintains safe and consistent operations for all productions and works extensively to maintain a cohesive and effective work environment. This position reports directly to the Department Chair and will serve as a liaison for all scheduling matters related to departmental productions and production facilities, and supervise the work of the entire technical staff.

Minimum Requirements
Strong verbal and interpersonal communication skills to communicate complex instructions and information to disparate constituencies.
Strong knowledge/skills in all aspects of financial and personnel administration.
Knowledge and abilities essential to the successful performance of the duties assigned to the position
Knowledge of theatrical and film systems, including lighting, sound, rigging,AV/Video, cameras and editing equipment
Ability to interact with a diverse group of constituents including faculty, administrative staff, technical crews and students
Knowledge of theatre literature and tradition
Effective verbal and writing skills
Strong problem recognition/avoidance/resolution skills.
VectorWorks,Autocad, Lightwright and Microsoft Office proficiency
Understanding of and dedication to the concept of educational theatre and film production and the working learning environment
Strong working knowledge of University and collective bargaining policies, practices, rules, regulations, etc., including safety rules and regulations.
Mastery level knowledge in multiple technical theater production areas such as lighting, sound, video, costumes, hair/make-up, properties, scenery, scenic treatment, etc.

Preferred Qualifications
Professional experience in the theatre, film and television industry

Additional Information
In the Heart of Inland Southern California, UC Riverside is located on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern California; the park-like campus provides convenient access to the vibrant and growing Inland region. The campus is a living laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing communities'air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the arts, history and culture. UCR gives every student, faculty and staff member the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.

UC Riverside is recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the country boasting several key rankings of which we are extremely proud.

  • Washington Monthly (August 2016) ranked UC Riverside 12th in the nation in its annual University and College Survey.
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  • Education Trust placed UC Riverside 9th in the nation for closing the graduation gap between black and white students by 1.7 percentage points.

  • In QS World University Rankings 2016/2017, UC Riverside's Department of Philosophy is #1 in the world for the frequency with which published papers are cited by other philosophers.

  • U.S. News and World Report Survey (September 2016) ranked UC Riverside 118th overall; earns "Great Schools, Great Prices."

  • Shanghai Jiao Tong University (August 2016) Academic Ranking of World Universities ranked UC Riverside among the top 151 to 200 institutions. This survey bills itself as "the most trustworthy precursor of global rankings of the world's top 500 universities."

  • U.S. News and World Report's Best Graduate Schools (2016) including:

    • Graduate School of Education - 62nd among ranked schools

    • Bourns College of Engineering - 71st among ranked schools

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

For information about our generous employee benefits package, visit: Employee Benefits Overview


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