Technical Director/Production Manager
Company Summary: LEO Events imagines, creates, and produces global corporate events, festivals, concerts, live experiences, logistics and anything that makes people Follow the Roar – of the crowds and of the cheers. We execute hundreds of events annually all over the world; among others, we produce the KAABOO-Del Mar music festival, and events for brands like Walmart, ExxonMobil and Hilton Worldwide. LEO is a tight-knit group of extraordinary individuals, and we’re constantly on the lookout for exceptional people to join our team.
Position Summary: The Technical Director/Production Manager is responsible for leading the technical production team in successful planning and execution of multiple client driven events including corporate and public events. This position will be responsible for the management, operations and co-ordination of the Technical Production Team and oversee all technical production as it relates to Sound, Lights, Video, Rigging, Scenic, Labor, and Broadcast Services during all assigned events. The TD/Production Manager make sure that the event runs up to the standards of LEO Events, our stakeholders and our clients. Because these events are of a specialized nature and client driven, the TD/Production Manager role can cover many areas and skill sets. The TD/Production Manager role calls for someone who can focus, think in terms of both the “big picture” and the myriad of details that must be completed to bring the big ideas to life; possess a strong work ethic; work well with a team; juggle priorities and multiple timelines; work independently; manage a budget; supervise; inspire; keep an even temperament even under stress; be flexible; exercise sound judgment, possess strong, polished communication skills (not only for in-house communications, but client facing as well); familiarity with technical terms and functionality of an event; excel in solving problems calmly, quickly and with finesses (especially on site); lead the way in creating processes and documentation; and, is open and enthusiastic about taking on new challenges and roles. Managing and editing of CAD drawing as a skill set is preferred.
Essential functions are listed in order of importance. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
- Production and Technical planning and logistics
- Oversee all technical production as it relates to Sound, Lights, Video, Rigging, Scenic, Labor, and Broadcast services
- Create weekly planning agendas, timelines, and manage special projects/areas.
- Ensure that technical production stays within budgets
- Make sure that client and internal LEO needs are met on time and are of good standards
- Ensure that health and safety guidelines are followed
- Work with multiple departments and vendors involved in producing the event
- Monitor the production and adjust schedules as needed
- Monitor event standards and quality-control
- Oversee load in and load out of the event
- Identify and manage any production related permitting processes
- Coordinate staff technical production meetings and calls during pre-production.
- Education: Bachelor’s degree
- Combination 5+ years’ experience as a technical director, production, event, tour manager
- Proven track record of managing client based events both large and small scale events with multiple venues
- Experience managing budgets and partnerships
- Knowledge of event operations, including: safety, medical, heavy equipment, tents, fence, trailers, power, and waste
- Knowledge of event production, including: staging, rigging, audio, lighting, video, lighting, labor, etc..
- Ability to effectively manage personnel and vendors
- Strong work ethic
- Self-driven, ability to work independently
- Ability to multi-task and prioritize
- Ability to work collaboratively with multiple teams
- Solid computer skills
- Proficient in MS Office products (Word, Excel, and Outlook)
- Experience in Vectorworks
- Excellent organizational and problem solving skills
- Personable and have a professional appearance and demeanor, even in stressful situations
- Exceptional attention to detail
- Ability to thrive in a high-demand, fast-paced environment
- Great attitude
- Ability to travel and work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends
Environmental Conditions and Physical Demands:
- Employee required to spend a portion of time remaining in a seated position looking at a computer screen. Employee will be required to do some standing and walking. Employee will be in a well-lighted, heated and/or air-conditioned indoor office setting with adequate ventilation.
Location: Nashville, TN
Reports to: SVP Production
FLSA Status: Exempt