Hiring: Production and Facilities Manager


Reports To: Theatre Director
Supervises: Contracted Designers and Technicians

Position Purpose
Responsible for technical aspects of events and productions scheduled at The Carnegie, primarily in the theatre but also in other spaces on campus, and for managing the operations and maintenance of all facilities. The Production and Facilities Manager will be responsible for the supervision of technical personnel. This position will report to the Theatre Director and work cooperatively with all Carnegie staff as well as clients, renters, and contracted artists. The Production and Facilities Manager is a full-time exempt position.

Essential Functions and Basic Duties

a. Creates and enforces backstage policies governing all aspects of production including but not limited to load-in, rehearsals, performances and load-out.
b. Responsible for training and verifying that all crew members are properly trained prior to use of any theatre equipment.
c. Responsible for communicating the policies and procedures to Carnegie staff.
d. Maintain and update Emergency Response Plan; ensure that the company is prepared with a comprehensive plan for all events.
e. Ensure compliance with health and safety standards and industry codes.

a. Creates and maintains a current inventory of all theatrical equipment.
b. Regularly inspects all equipment for damage and general wear and tear.
c. Recommends and oversees repairs of any damaged equipment.
d. Maintains a working knowledge of all equipment.
e. Keeps pace with industry trends in all aspects of technical theatre.
f. Ensures the ongoing maintenance and cleanliness of the theatre, amp room, sound booth, dock, below stage and theatre storage areas.

a. For Carnegie-produced shows, the Technical Manager will be responsible for monitoring overall progress of technical work on productions as well as working as master electrician to hang and focus lighting, facilitate sound equipment set up, and coordinate with technicians to get their work completed. This position will supervise contracted technical director and may assist with scenic install.
b. Coordinates with Theatre Director to create show budgets as needed.
c. Oversees production budgets for labor, scenic, lighting, sound, and video.
d. Ensures the fulfillment of all technical riders.

e. Co-Manages use of the Theatre by renters, presenters, and other users to ensure that the Theatre is prepared, maintained, and cleaned appropriately.
f. Meets regularly with clients prior to events to ensure proper preparation for events.
g. Coordinates with clients, vendors, and Carnegie staff to ensure the success of each event.
h. Ensures that running and technical crews are effectively trained and managed.
i. Is present at events, as required, to monitor, and troubleshoot any issues that arise.
j. Coordinates load in/load-out of events and ensures timelines are met and restoration is complete and successful.
k. Work with Front of House and Stage Management team for each show to ensure smooth operations for performances.

4. FACILITIES MANAGEMENT (in collaboration with Executive Director)
a. Responsible for managing facilities operations and preventative maintenance contracts and vendors.
b. Oversee the functioning of all building systems including mechanical, electrical, fire/life safety, plumbing, and waste management.
c. Participates in the planning and execution of events at The Carnegie in collaboration with the event-specific staff person to ensure that all facilities are prepared, maintained, and cleaned appropriately.
d. Ensures the operation and maintenance of the facility stays within the board approved budget.
e. Schedule H/VAC for all activities within the building.
f. Respond to off-hours emergencies, reporting to the site when required.
g. Maintain and monitor inventory of supplies needed for normal building operations.

Other duties as assigned.

Education/Certification: College degree in Technical Theatre desired, but not required. Experience Required: 3+ years of technical experience in a performing arts venue. Skills/Abilities: Ability to lift over 40 lbs.
Ability to organize, coordinate and direct projects.
Technical knowledge of theatrical lighting and sound systems. Knowledge of production processes
Strong oral and written communication abilities. Solid analytical and technical skills.
Ability to work nights and weekends as required by production schedule.
Self-starter and willingness to be a team player. Valid Driver’s License with reliable transportation.

$43,000 salary. Four weeks of PTO, health and dental benefits, and a flexible schedule.

Application Process
Send resume to Tyler Gabbard, Theatre Director: tgabbard@thecarnegie.com

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and the position will be filled as soon as the successful candidate is identified. Interviews to begin immediately.

The Carnegie is an Equal Opportunity Employer where all applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, or disability status.

Intent and function of job descriptions
All descriptions have been reviewed to ensure that only essential functions and basic duties have been included. Peripheral tasks, only incidentally related to each position, have been excluded.
Requirements, skills, and abilities included have been determined to be the minimal standards required to successfully perform the positions. In no instance, however, should the duties, responsibilities, and requirements delineated be interpreted as all-inclusive. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate. In accordance with the American with Disabilities Act, it is possible that requirements may be modified to reasonably accommodate disabled individuals. However, no accommodation will be made which may pose serious health or safety risks to the employee or others or which imposes undue hardships as deemed appropriate.

About The Carnegie
The Carnegie is Northern Kentucky’s premier multidisciplinary arts venue providing theatre events, educational programs, and art exhibitions to the Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati community. The Carnegie facility is home to The Carnegie Galleries, the Otto M. Budig Theatre, and the Eva G. Farris Education Center. More information about The Carnegie is available at thecarnegie.com or by calling (859) 491-2030.


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LANGUAGE: Sexual references, mild obscenities, and homophobic slurs.

ALCOHOL: Alcohol is consumed.

VIOLENCE: There is a boxing match in the musical.

FOR WHICH AUDIENCE: Kinky Boots is a mature musical comedy. The play is best suited for Grade 8 and up.

RATING: If it were a movie, Kinky Boots would be rated “PG-13.”


SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN is a family-friendly production, appropriate for all ages.

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