Beth Morrison Projects (BMP) is seeking a full-time Director of Production.
The Director of Production will serve as the primary technical liaison between BMP and its collaborators — including composers, directors, music directors, designers, production staff, venues, presenters, and external vendors. They will be responsible for advancing technical needs for all BMP touring and world premiere productions as well as ongoing operational duties.
The Director of Production oversees a staff of a full-time Production Manager, part-time Associate Production Manager, freelance Production Managers, and over-hire labor.
The Director of Production reports to BMP’s Executive Director.
Responsibilities of the role include:
The Director of Production oversees a staff of a full-time Production Manager, part-time Associate Production Manager, freelance Production Managers, and over-hire labor;
Ensuring that all BMP production safety, equity, diversity, and inclusion protocols are being maintained at the highest level;
Overseeing and approving production schedules, setting production timelines/deadlines, and leading production meetings;
Determining rental and crew needs for all technical departments, in conjunction with production designers and venue production managers;
Planning and executing the load-in and load-out plans of all BMP projects, as well as staffing developmental workshop and technical rehearsal;
Assisting designers with the execution and realization of their designs, while adhering to project budgets;
Overseeing of the writing and revising of technical riders to accompany BMP contracts, and ensuring that all aspects of the production are well documented
Oversee the soliciting of bids from shops and vendors for the construction of scenery/props/costumes and rental of audio/video/lighting/backline needs
Oversee a team that will determine and execute all packing, shipping, and cartage needs for BMP projects.
Advise on hiring and overseeing of production support staff including Stage Managers, Technical Directors, Prop Artisans, PA’s, Lighting/Audio/Video Technicians, Wardrobe supervisors, Hair/Makeup staff, etc.
Oversee the management and storage of all production related items as well as equipment owned by BMP used across productions
BMP is a traveling company and the Director of Production will be expected to travel or oversee a traveling team for projects.
5+ years of technical theatre experience, including a minimum of 4 years of Production Management experience in the performing arts
Proficiency in Vectorworks/AutoCAD software
Broad understanding of all areas of technical production
Bachelors or Masters degree; or comparable experience in theatrical production
The ideal candidate is a highly motivated and proactive individual with excellent communication and project management skills. The ability to juggle multiple projects and find creative solutions to problems large and small is crucial. They should thrive working with a small, tight-knit group of ambitious creatives. Previous experience in music/opera is a plus.
Please send your cover letter and resume to email@example.com and include your name and the position title in the subject line.
Full-time salary $60,000-$70,000 DOE.
BMP is an equal opportunity employer. We do not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, legally protected medical condition, family care status, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any other basis protected by local, state or federal laws.
About Beth Morrison Projects
Since 2006, Beth Morrison Projects (BMP) has been an industry disruptor and tastemaker at the forefront of musical and theatrical innovation by commissioning, developing, producing and touring the groundbreaking new works of living composers and their collaborators, which take the form of opera-theatre, music-theatre, and vocal-theatre. BMP encourages risk-taking and the result is provocative works that represent a dynamic and lasting legacy for a new American canon.
The 2014 bi-coastal expansion to Los Angeles sprang from growing partnerships and relationships with institutions such as LA Opera, the LA Phil, Ford Theatres, Center Theatre Group and RVCC. During the 2018-19 and 2019-20 season, BMP will have produced 185 performances on 5 continents. BMP’s commitment to cutting edge musical expression has created “its own genre" (Opera News) of originality. In 2013, Beth Morrison Projects and HERE Arts Center co-founded the PROTOTYPE Festival, which showcases contemporary opera-theatre and music-theatre projects over ten days each January. The New Yorker recently wrote that the festival is “Essential to the evolution of American Opera,” and the New York Times called the festival “Bracingly innovative… a point of reference.”
Always on “the edge of innovation" (Opera News), BMP has developed a trailblazing program, BMP: Next Generation, to identify and foster the next generation of opera composers. This crucial initiative is a prime example of the transformative and boundary-shattering programming for which BMP has been known for over a decade. Other current and upcoming projects include works by composers Ricky Ian Gordon, Ted Hearne, Mary Kouyoumdjian, David T. Little, Zhou Long, Elvis Perkins, Emma O’Halloran, Ellen Reid, Huang Ruo, Sarah Kirkland Snider, Du Yun, and more, with directors Michael Counts, James Darrah, Lee Sunday Evans, Patricia McGregor, Michael Joseph McQuilken, and Ashley Tata.
About Beth Morrison Projects
Beth Morrison Projects (BMP) is a unique arts organization that is driven to push the cutting-edge of opera-theatre and music-theatre for a contemporary world. BMP commissions, develops and produces opera-theatre and music-theatre works of the highest theatrical and musical caliber; in its 14-year history, two BMP commissioned/produced works have been awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Music. BMP has a relentless commitment to – and confidence in – the next generation of composers and librettists. In addition to commissioning, developing, and premiering innovative new works, BMP also tours these works internationally, to ensure these works are widely seen and appreciated. BMP is headquartered in Brooklyn and has a bi-coastal initiative with Los Angeles.