Position Available - Production Manager

Units: Yale Undergraduate Production/Music Department/ Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies Program

Title: Operations and Production Manager, Undergraduate Production / Yale Baroque Opera Project / Yale Dance Lab

Full time continuing position, 10 months per year (2 month seasonal leave each summer).

Full Management and Professional Yale benefits

Review of applications will begin October 23, 2023 and will continue until position is filled.

Position Focus:

Working as part of the Undergraduate Production (UP) team,  advise and oversee all aspects of designated student performance-based activities (principally Yale Baroque Opera and Yale Dance Lab), as well as selected professionally produced events, in a range of venues, ensuring safety throughout the process.

  • Oversee all aspects of performance activities for the faculty-led Yale Baroque Opera Project and the Yale Dance Lab, ensuring compliance with policies and best practices. Manage organization websites, ticketing, and publicity processes.
  • As part of the UP team, review student performance proposals and advise student performance activities.

Foster an inclusive and respectful working environment around production activity at Yale College. Carry out duties while exercising a high degree of autonomy and discretion.

We are building an anti-racist organization peopled by individuals who share and support this mission, and who reflect the diversity of the communities we serve.

Reports to:  Senior Technical Director, Undergraduate Production

The duties listed below are more complete than the essential duties listed on the BrassRing website.

  • Lead safety oversight and support of designated undergraduate productions.
  • Serve as the staff administrator for all performance activities of designated projects (YBOP and YDL).
  • Oversee financial operations for YBOP and YDL.
  • Manage Front of House coordination for YBOP and YDL and ensure that the Front of House policies are created consistently with the presentation vision of each program.
  • Ensure that the administration of music production is run appropriately and efficiently.
  • Negotiate contracts for all performances and activities under the responsibility of this position. Ensure that all contract details are properly carried out.
  • Collaborate with other technical managers.
  • Oversee all aspects of promotion and public relations for YBOP and YDL, including the timely creation of programs and promotional materials.
  • Serve as staff leader of calendar planning for YBOP and YDL, working in collaboration with production managers and appropriate faculty and staff from programs both within and outside the department.
  • Ensure that streaming and other digital dissemination have proper rights clearances
  • Advise staff and students on technical issues and compliance with safety regulations.
  • Oversee all aspects of guest artist participation in concerts and other events.
  • Coordinate with staff in safety offices at Yale, including Environmental Health and Safety, Risk Management, and Fire Code Compliance.
  • Evaluate student capabilities and, as needed, supervise, train, and mentor, students during strikes, load-ins, and tech rehearsals.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s degree Music or a related area and five years of work experience as an arts administrator or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Preferred Education and Experience:

Event management experience, experience managing websites, and experience in dance and/or opera preferred. 

Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of production-related health and safety best practices and concerns and ability to identify and correct potential hazards.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and prioritize complex workload.
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively and flexibly with a large number of faculty, staff, students, community members, guest artists, and other professionals representing a wide diversity of personalities and cultures.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility.

Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.

To apply, visit this page. Please include a cover letter referencing postion #BR84608.