Title Technical Production Manager
Organization Fusebox Festival
Closing Date Monday, October 23, 2017
Location Austin, TX

Reports to: Producing Director
Closing date: Monday, October 23, 2017
Position starts: November, 2017
Position ends: May, 2018
Hours: Average 40 hrs/week
Compensation: Competitive and commensurate with background/experience.

Fusebox is seeking a Technical Production Manager to provide leadership, planning and practical delivery of all technical elements for the 2018 Fusebox Festival and other programs. The Technical Production Manager will work directly with the Producing Director and serve a critical role in our small, energetic, collaborative team.

Fusebox is committed to building a diverse staff and encourages applicants from populations underrepresented in the arts to apply.


Production Advance & Budgeting
– Assess the production needs of each artist; reviewing their contracts and technical specifications and discussing in detail with them or their appointed technical personnel.

– Arrange site visits and provide artists with venue specs.
Seek quotes and source equipment, props, and consumables. Including lighting, sound, projection, rigging and staging needs.

– Arrange set/prop fabrication and venue build-outs as needed.
– Plan for and address venue power distribution.
– Manage the production budget as assigned by the Producing Director (labor, rentals, purchases, fabrication and site costs) working with vendors to ensure best value for money.
– Cost out the production budget in detail based on artists’ needs; tracking estimates against actuals and adjusting in real-time.
– Code and submit all receipts and invoices to be paid as received.

Scheduling & Crew Management
– Work with each artist to confirm their detailed in-venue schedule; including load-in, rehearsal, tech, running, strike and associated crew calls.
– Create AutoCAD (or similar to-scale) drawings where needed for venue layouts and seating adjustments.
– Work with the Producing Director to identify, schedule and contract festival production crew (70+).
– Create the festival’s master production schedule and timelines.
– Finalize venue schedules to be sent to artists and crew.
– Prepare guidelines and artist production information (tech specs, plots, kit lists, contact lists, schedules, venue agreements) for crew.
– Set and lead production meetings to brief crew and prepare venue teams in advance.

Inventory & Rentals
– Arrange production vehicles/trucks and drivers to transport equipment.
– Arrange storage to store and sort equipment.
– Account for and schedule the movement of all rentals, purchases and Fusebox owned equipment.

During the Festival
– Supervise all technical production across the festival.
– Be on-call and on-site from load-in to load-out to troubleshoot, respond and support Venue Managers, Venue Technical Directors and artists.
– Review Venue Manager reports daily and address production needs.
– Manage and account for production petty-cash.
– Ensure venue teams are adhering to the terms of venue agreements, including any venue-specific procedures and returning venues at load out as contracted.

Post Festival
– Ensure all Fusebox owned inventory and production rentals are adequately labelled, organized and returned to storage or vendors within the rental timeframe.
– Update Fusebox owned inventory list with any new purchases.
– Prepare final reports including finalizing production budget actuals and de-brief notes.
– Follow up any outstanding Production payments.
– De-brief with the Producing Director and provide recommendations for the future.

– Maintain good relationships and professionalism at all times.
– Other duties as reasonable to the job title.

– Experience in Production Management for festivals or large-scale projects
– Technical knowledge and practical experience in lighting, sound, rigging and video projection
– Computer literate and competent with the use of spreadsheets
– Working knowledge of AutoCAD or similar software
– Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills to work effectively with a wide variety of people.
– Able to pay close attention to detail and maintain accuracy amongst a varied and demanding workload
– Proactive problem solver
– Excellent time management and organization
– Able to work late nights, early mornings and weekends when necessary
– Valid driver’s license

Ready to Apply?
Please send the following to jobs@fuseboxfestival.com:
– A one-page cover letter that briefly describes a previous production role you really enjoyed.
– Your resume
– Two professional referees (their contact details) or written references

Application deadline: 5pm Monday October 23, 2017
Start Date: November 2017 (flexible date)

Please direct any questions to jobs@fuseboxfestival.com

Fusebox is committed to being an inclusive workplace as well as increasing diversity in our team. We are an EOE/AA employer dedicated to fair and inclusive employment practices for all individuals.

About Fusebox:
Fusebox is a non-profit arts organization in Austin, TX. We produce an annual festival as well as events and performances throughout the year. We also work with a diverse group of people to create out-of-the-box approaches to pressing issues including affordability, housing, health, and mobility.

Fusebox Festival is an annual contemporary art and performance festival that takes place in April each year. The festival springs to life in over 20 different venues and sites around Austin and features artists from all over the world. The 2018 festival dates are April 18-22. More info at: http://www.fuseboxfestival.com

Website http://www.fuseboxfestival.com