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Assistant Production Manager (Theatre Road Manager)

Location: Oakland, CA Job Number: 686129 Date posted: 07/12/2018
Description: The Assistant Production Manager job profile encompasses both a Road Manager for Troupe & an Assistant Production Manager for the Company. The position requires a flexible schedule & the ability to work evenings & weekends. The Road Manager's primary responsibility is to ensure smooth operating procedures while on the road. This means he/she has the authority & the responsibility to organize, delegate, & otherwise direct troupe activities as assigned by the Program Coordinator. It is the responsibility of all Performer / Educators to support the Road Manager in his/her duties by responding in a timely manner to requests & assignments that facilitate the technical, artistic, rehearsal, and/or performance, community service & public affairs needs of the program. Personnel, budgetary & regulatory issues should be referred to the Coordinator immediately. The Road Manager has these responsibilities on top of being a Performer/Educator. The Assistant Production Manager for the Company has responsibilities in ALL areas of ETP, with six primary areas of focus: (1) performing, (2) production management & touring support, (3) direction & coordination of shows, (4) community troupe, (5) administration, (6) program coordination andimplementation.

Essential Functions:
  • Communicates all Troupe requests to Program Coordinator on an ongoing basis. Appropriates requests to communicate may include scheduling changes, budgetary expenditures, clarifications on program guidelines & regulations, creative ideas with impact on performance of logistic, unusual meetings to discuss specific ideas or issues.
  • Assists Program Coordinator in creating agendas for routine & special production meetings. Creates agendas for & conducting routine production meetings in the absence of Program Coordinator. Ensures reasonable supply of all materials & supplies required for day-today touring & travel. Ensures that time schedules are met routinely, at schools, in rehearsal & at special events. Acts as representative of the Educational Theatre Program in the absence of Program Coordinator.
  • Assists Program Coordinator in matters of production logistics (shopping, inventories, setting call times, etc.) as assigned. If assigned by Program Coordinator, acting as liaison between the school & the program (i.e., greet principal or representative, confirm logistics upon arrival at school, etc.). Assists in & supervising of maintenance, repair & proper care of all equipment on a routine basis. Completes paperwork, logs, reports, and/or files as appropriate.
  • Assigns tasks to troupe members toward the accomplishment of any of the above as required, except where specific responsibility is assigned by Program Coordinator to Road Manager.
  • Actively assists with evaluation of program effectiveness by gauging level of audience responsiveness & requesting & sharing audience feedback. Participates in health education training & peer counseling to serve as a peer educator & role model for students at all times. Responsible for exercising discretion & independent judgement while touring, in accordance with position duties & KP policies. Drives company vehicles, set up & strike set.
  • Applies creative, original & intellectual skills in developing & performing various roles in the productions as a Performer/Educator or understudy, in a manner that captures audience's attention & interest & most effectively communicates health education message.
  • As a representative of KP & ETP, coordinates & participates in community & special events, meetings, parent presentations & media opportunities.
  • This job description is not all encompassing.

  • Basic Qualifications:
  • N/A.
  • Bachelor's degree in theatre, education, public relations marketing, community health OR four (4) years of equivalent experience in a directly related field.
  • High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) required.
  • Acting training required.
    License, Certification, Registration
  • A valid California Driver's license or reliable transportation is required.

    Additional Requirements:
  • Demonstrated commitment to work with ages 5-18 years old.
  • Familiar with MS Office, Lotus Note, FileMaker Pro and internet.
  • Desire to work full-time, term position with community services health education theatre programs.
  • Ability to learn and perform a variety of performer or production staff roles, and ability and willingness to participate in an ensemble process.
  • Background and training in theater performances is essential.
  • Ability and desire to play characters between 12 and 18 years old for Peer Education component of program.
  • Ability to work with and perform for audiences of different ages, different socioeconomic backgrounds and social climates, in a manner that captures audience's attention and interest and most effectively communicates health education message.
  • Ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment.
  • Ability and willingness to be excellent role model for making health choices.
  • Re-hire may be dependent upon continued ability to look and act the assigned parts appropriately.
  • Project management, time management and organizational skills.
  • Interpersonal and team work skills.
  • Ability to think on one's feet.
  • Ability to maintain high productivity amidst completing priorities and tight deadlines.
  • Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.

    Preferred Qualifications:
  • Related experience in program planning and coordination, public relations, theatrical production, community outreach and collaboration preferred.
  • Health education training and experience preferred.
  • Formal, advanced level acting training and touring theatre experience, technical production or stage management skills preferred.
  • Certificate in drama or related field from an accredited institution is preferred.
  • Bilingual Spanish, Cantonese or Tagalog preferred.
  • Demonstrated commitment to work with ages 5-18 years old preferred.
  • Familiar with MS Office, Lotus Note, FileMaker Pro and internet preferred.
    Primary Location: California,Oakland,Education Theatre - Webster Building 1438 Webster Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Variable Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri Working Hours Start: Variable Working Hours End: Variable Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: Salaried, Non-Union, Exempt Job Level: Team Leader/Supervisor Job Category: Communications Department: Kaiser Permanente Educational Theatre Travel: Yes, 20 % of the Time
    Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.

    External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.
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