AEG Worldwide is the world’s leading sports and live entertainment company, with offices on five continents. The company uses its global network of venues, portfolio of powerful sports and music brands, ticketing and content distribution platforms and its integrated entertainment districts to deliver the most creative and innovative live sports and entertainment experiences that inspire athletes, teams, artists and fans.
Microsoft Theater hosts over 120 music, family, dance and comedy acts, award shows, televised productions, conventions and product launches with over 500,000 guests passing through the doors annually. The 7,100-seat theater offers guests mid-sized intimacy, with no seat further from the stage than 220 feet. Microsoft Theater offers 12,000 square feet of VIP & hospitality areas, 10 dressing rooms and state of the art technology making it is a favorite indoor venue for performers and fans alike. Since opening in October 2007 with six sold out shows featuring the Eagles and Dixie Chicks, Microsoft Theater has hosted concerts starring the most popular artists including Alan Jackson, Katy Perry, Charlie Wilson, Juan Gabriel, Aretha Franklin, Ed Sheeran, John Fogerty, Gabriel Iglesias, Kanye West, Marc Anthony, Sesame Street Live, John Legend, The Avett Brothers, Neil Young, Steely Dan, Trey Songz, Kelly Clarkson, Rush, Yanni, Nicki Minaj, Juanes, Cat Stevens, The American Idol Finale shows, Michael Jackson’s This is It, Straight Outta Compton, The Hunger Games and Twilight Movie Premieres and many more. Microsoft Theater is home to the American Music Awards, ESPYs, Primetime Emmy Awards, BET Awards, People’s Choice Awards, Radio Disney Music Awards, 2010, 2011 & 2015 MTV Video Music Awards, 2014 & 2015 MTV Movie Awards and the 2013 Rock N’ Roll Hall of Fame.
Microsoft Theater is centrally located within L.A. LIVE is a 4 million square foot / $3 billion downtown Los Angeles sports and entertainment district adjacent to STAPLES Center and the Los Angeles Convention Center featuring Microsoft Theater, a 7,100-seat live theatre, a 2,300 capacity live music venue, a 54-story, 1001-room convention “headquarters” destination (featuring The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles and JW Marriott Los Angeles at L.A. LIVE hotels and 224 luxury condominiums – The Ritz-Carlton Residences at L.A. LIVE – all in a single tower) , the GRAMMY Museum, the 14-screen Regal Cinemas L.A. LIVE Stadium 14 theatre, broadcast facilities for ESPN along with entertainment, residential, restaurant and office space.
-The Production Manager is responsible for the supervision, scheduling and coordination of the stage crew, including members of stagehands from the local union hall. The Production Manager reports directly to the Vice President, Events & Production, and interacts with all staff members. Other duties include establishing maintenance guidelines and departmental operating procedures. The Production Manager is responsible for supervising and participating in the operation, maintenance, and repair of stage equipment. Duties are varied and require independent action in devising new methods and procedures
-Manages and supervises in-house crew, stagehand and other technicians, including those not in the direct employ of the facility, engaged in producing a stage or non-stage production, in varying degrees of interactions, possibly from concept to production. This includes determining priorities of event coordination; hanging of soft goods, electric, sound, supplemental rental equipment and building modification.
-Coordinates the setting up and working of support equipment for all stage presentations, and assembles stage crews for setting up, working, and tearing down all stage shows.
-Manages and coordinates the scheduling of repair and maintenance of all stage equipment.
-Files reports and payroll processing regarding stage personal.
-Advance preparation with production crew and personnel regarding technical rider requirements.
-Manages and coordinates related work including building maintenance duties as work schedules demand.
-Collaborate with management staff on various front-of-house events
-Make immediate decisions and communicate with Production staff in emergency situations.
Experience / Skills
-A minimum education level of: BA/BS Degree in related field
-A minimum of 5 years of related work experience in a live entertainment facility (i.e. theatre, arena, sports venue, concert venue, stadium)
-Knowledge of electrically and manually operated stage and sound equipment and the methods, materials, tools, and practices required for their repair and maintenance
-Extensive knowledge of stagehand practices and techniques including IATSE stagehand practices and union contracts is preferred
-Knowledge of the occupation hazards and safety precautions of the trade
-Ability to read, understand and implement artist riders
-Working knowledge of standard trade tools and equipment
-Ability work flexible schedule, which includes: days, evenings, weekends, holidays, etc.
-Knowledge of electrical wiring and of sound systems
-Ability to produce desired stage and lighting effects
-Ability to plan, lay out and supervise sound systems for a variety of shows.
-Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.
-Ability to establish and maintain effective working relations
-Ability to coordinate all components in presenting major theatrical productions, awards shows and concerts.
-Good knowledge of AutoCad software strongly preferred
-Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word and Excel); and ability to learn required business systems
-Knowledge of “front of house” patron practices and procedures
-Extremely organized and detailed oriented
-Ability to read stage plots and to detect subtle shades of color
-Ability to use intercom system and decipher audio inputs.
-Climb scaffolding, “A” frame ladder, and cat walks.
-Ability to use hand tools.
-Ability to pick up lighting equipment and instruments.
-Tolerance and patience under adverse conditions, such as loud noises