Production Supervisor, BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival


BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival


Senior Production Manager & Executive Producer








Mid-March thru August
January 3, 2019

Purpose of Position:

Reporting directly to the Senior Production Manager, the Production Supervisor will work alongside all production staff to oversee the site build and production of a wide range of culturally diverse music, dance and multi-media performances at the Prospect Park Bandshell mid-May thru mid-August. The PS will meet or exceed the production and technical requirements for all events at the Bandshell; ensure high safety standards, high-quality production values, and excellent artist/audience experiences.

Key Duties:

Under the direction of the Senior Production Manager, duties and responsibilities may include:

  • Lead and work as part of a large venue technical team committed to high-level production values and safety; and a positive artist, audience and co-worker experience. 
  • Manage the “how and why” of all rigging, lighting, audio, video, scenic, carpentry and labor for same.
  • Employ and share best practices with production interns, apprentices and professional production staff.
  • Maintain high safety standards and preventive equipment maintenance.
  • Work with vendors, suppliers, performers’ technicians and third-party clients to ensure overall success of every production.
  • Brainstorming with team about creative solutions to save time and money, or will enhance the overall goal of the production.
  • Meet regularly with internal and external collaborators, on and off site.

Working with the Associate Production Manager, ensure timely execution of:

  • Clear communication between vendors, strategic partners and internal teams.
  • Coordination of schedules, budgets, assets, and overall project organization to ensure scheduled work calls and deliverables are clearly communicated, understood and executed on time. 
  • Research suppliers and vendors, compare quotes, confirm contracts and ensure payment.
  • Participate in final budget reconciliation.


  • 5 years’ professional work experience in live event, entertainment, live theater, touring, concert, and/or production experience, preferably in large venues.
  • B.A. or B.F.A. in technical theater or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • OSHA 30-hour safety training
  • ETCP Certification

Desired Experience/Skills

  • Strong leadership, decision-making, organizational and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to lead and/or work as a team member as appropriate.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work with diplomacy and tact with artists and coworkers.
  • Demonstrated broad and deep knowledge of theater production and entertainment technology including the latest developments in lighting and design, sound reinforcement and recording, video sources and projection, rigging, carpentry, properties and stagecraft.
  • Familiarity with standard theater policies and procedures, and Equity rules and regulations.
  • Knowledge of safety standards for local, state, OSHA, and other federal guidelines.
  • Fire Guard and CPR certification and a basic knowledge of first aid.
  • Willingness to work irregular hours including nights and weekends on a regular basis.
  • Commitment to diversity and to serving the needs of a diverse population.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and make sound decisions on deadline.
  • Business and technical software proficient, especially with MS Office Suite, Vectorworks or AutoCad.

Salary and Schedule

Mid-March thru April: Occasional email engagement, office visits/meetings.

May:  Onsite Mon thru Friday 9am – 6pm (with some exceptions).

June thru August:  4-5 days per week onsite for prep and performances. A detailed schedule will be discussed with candidates selected for interview.

Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications. 

How to Apply

Email with subject line: Production Supervisor, BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn Festival! Please write a brief cover letter in the body of the email and attach resume.  Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

BRIC is an equal opportunity employer