Job Opportunity: Production Director for the Long Center for the Performing Arts

The Long Center for Performing Arts Seeking
Production Director
Production Director
Full-time; nights and weekend hours required; salary range $37,000 – $42,000
For consideration, submit cover letter and resume by e-mail: Christine Isbell,
The Long Center for the Performing Arts seeks an experienced Production Director. The position will lead the technical aspects of two venues: the Long Center for the Performing Arts, a 100-year-old historic theater, as well as the Lafayette Theater, a 1938 art deco theater undergoing renovation. The Production Director reports to the executive director, leading production budgeting, scheduling, and technical logistics for national touring acts, resident companies, and rental clients. The qualified candidate will have experience working with technical riders, advancing show requirements, securing sound and lighting systems, hiring tech crew members, and adhering to individual show budgets. Website:
Essential Functions:
Accountable for the technical budgets for every performance
Review and approve stagehand assignments
Collaborate efficiently with all users of the production related aspects of both facilities
Organize all production meetings, create and track design deadlines and deliverables
Develop and implement tech procedures, plans and execution strategies
Develop relationships with vendors
Collaborate with production vendors to produce and present high quality performances, prioritizing a high-quality experience for the artists and visiting production teams.
Understand the operations of the facilities as they relate to the production
Focus on recruiting and supervising contract and hourly staff
Ability to install/repair equipment and ongoing maintenance
A positive attitude to engage with challenges; Additional duties and responsibilities as assigned
Education/Experience: College degree or equivalent experience required with major in production, management, technical design and/or entertainment-related field. Minimum 5 years professional experience in performing arts operations with both hands-on and management skills in a variety of production and technical disciplines. Extensive experience advancing productions as well as interpreting technical riders and collaborating with visiting tour managers and production teams. Experience advancing large incoming production, including reviewing and revising tech riders, placing backline orders, and scheduling the appropriate production and technical staff for each performance. 
About our city: Lafayette is a dynamic, diverse, and vibrant city renowned for our hospitality and friendliness. Visit our historic downtown with unique shops and restaurants. Stroll around the downtown and adjacent neighborhoods to admire brick-lined streets and distinctive architectural features, and discover our many public art murals and sculptures. Relax on the Riverfront Promenade that offers a picturesque view of the Wabash River. Enjoy our stores, art venues and the business community that makes Lafayette so much greater!
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About the Long Center for the Performing Arts
The Long Center for the Performing Arts is currently home of the Lafayette Symphony Orchestra and the Long Center Theatre Organ Society’s 3 manual, 21 rank, Mighty Wurlitzer theatre organ. Many other arts organizations frequently perform on the stage of the Long Center including: Purdue Bands, Purdue Musical Organizations, Purdue Convocations, The Lafayette Ballet, the Passion Play, Wabash Valley Youth Symphony and many others.  
About the Tippecanoe Arts Federation
The Tippecanoe Arts Federation is the umbrella organization and arts council for 14 counties. TAF provides educational opportunities in the visual, performing, and literary arts, outreach programs for both underserved and at-risk youth, and funding for capital and operational expenses to fellow arts organizations region wide. Established in 1976, the Tippecanoe Arts Federation serves as a model for arts advocacy by promoting the role of the arts within our region. More information is available at