Senior Producer, Live & Digital Performances
80 North 6th Street
The Senior Producer, Live & Digital Performances oversees producing, event management for all performances and residencies from special events and partnerships to programming. This is a key position in a growing arts organization and venue that plays a critical role in all aspects of the planning, management, execution, and evaluation of a robust yearly multidisciplinary artist-led programming calendar. This position will serve as the programming department liaison and coordinator with the Production and Technical Manager to enhance the National Sawdust experience including advance and on-site management for artists, clients, donors, and partners by producing, or hiring out producers, as needed for live performance and digital content for all National Sawdust departments. Salary $67,500 + benefits. Job duties listed below.
Reports to the Director of Artistic Operations
- Produce NS presentations, cultivation and special events, residencies, digital content, workshops, and producing projects by either serving in the lead producer role or contracting with a qualified producer(s) based on the needs of a given project.
- Provide administrative, logistical, operational, artist services, producing and project management support.
- Develop an ethnically and gender diverse network and pipeline of freelance producers and company managers.
- Mentor existing and incoming team members, both full-time and part-time, to understand and meet or exceed industry standards in producing and presenting the performing arts;
- Schedule, be on site for, and lead as needed, meetings, rehearsals and performances
- In coordination with the Production and Technical Manager, advance technical aspects of production.
- Prepare Run of Shows in coordination with Programming and Production, Artists, External Affairs, and/or Clients
- Work with the Director of Artistic Operations to ensure contract management is up to date with internal communications systems
- Lead or delegate management of artist travel and hospitality upon assessing project timing and workflows.
- Lead or delegate management for all artist and co-presenting partner Box Office and reserved seat requests
- Keep Prism database updated with artist and presenting contacts, schedules, and logistics.
Operations and Fiscal Management
- Liaise with production, programming, marketing and development on production budgets.
- Maintain and Update internal calendar for programming and special events for all incoming shows, productions, festivals and series including:
- Ensuring tech and marketing have the most updated instrumentation + performer names and biographies within timelines that allow each department to effectively manage their workloads.
- Alerting all departments of important updates.
- In partnership with the Production and Technical Manager, facilitate coordination of Audio Visual material access post-event to clients, artists, external affairs, and NS archives
Production Department Liaison
- Manage all logistical and production needs related to artistic programming and special events, including tech riders, floor plans, stage plots, equipment rentals, and any other needs in collaboration with Production, Facilities, and Operations teams.
- Keep NS production team informed of each artist’s vision and engage them in the most efficient and constructive ways of providing technical solutions for translating these visions into realities within the NS budget and technical constraints.
- Engage Production and Technical Manager in planning and budgeting for all productions and presentations.
- Issuing all show OPS / Day of Show sheets to artistic teams for all performer preferences, logistics and day of show note
- 5+ years of experience as a performing arts producer with a focus on arts presenting and creative producing
- Bachelor’s degree or comparable work experience and vocational training
- Music or performing arts experience and knowledge required
- Industry-appropriate knowledge and skill background in one of these field function is recommended: arts presenting, creative producing, tour management, line producing
Required/Desirable Skills and Knowledge
- A network of freelance producers and company managers to complement the National Sawdust portfolio a plus
- Mission driven, self-motivated, collaborative team player
- Extensive knowledge of working with performing artists and production and technical teams in multi-disciplinary settings and in dynamic, fluid work environments
- Ability to establish and manage priorities, manage shifting priorities, multi-task, and handle numerous time-sensitive projects with multiple deadlines
- Ability to communicate technical concepts to non-technical personnel and clients
- Excellent organizational skills; exceptional attention to detail and follow-through
- Excellent interpersonal skills, including proven diplomacy, tact, and ability to interact successfully with a wide range of people while demonstrating deep personal and professional commitment to anti-racism, inclusion, equity, diversity, and accessibility.
- Professional manager-level computing proficiency with Google Drive and comfort in using artist databases
- Available to work nights and weekends as performance schedule requires