Production Manager

Website Thunder Ridge Nature Arena

America’s Most Beautiful Outdoor Amphitheater, is Dedicated to Benefiting Conservation


As the world’s leading venue management company and producer of live event experiences, ASM Global is the preeminent management and content partner with over 350 venues worldwide. Operating and investing in the world’s most important stadiums, arenas, convention centers, and theaters requires unmatched dedication and the most profound expertise. Our focus is YOU! Through investments in growth, resources, and technology we strive to enhance the experience of our internal Team Members and to continue creating amazing live experiences for the guests that we serve.

ASM Global, has an excellent and immediate opening for a Production Manager at Thunder Ridge- Nature Arena. This position is responsible for the coordination and implementation of all technical stage aspects which include, but are not limited to, electrics, audio, fly, crewing, logistics and preventive maintenance for all stage systems, personnel and equipment for licensees of the facility.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Coordinate with licensee all pre-performance technical requirements
  • Oversee load-ins, set ups, show runs and strikes for all shows to include civic events, Broadway shows, symphony performances and national concert tours.
  • Coordinate all backstage logistics for shows with local Stage Employees Union business representative.
  • Prepare and coordinate with the event manager all “back of house” event information
  • Coordinate “front of house” details for specified events
  • Prepare the event estimate and update the client and event file with changes in the estimate
  • Prepare and process stage employee union payroll
  • Process production vendor charges through purchasing system, steward vendor relationships and payment of charges via credit card or check, work with Administrative Assistance to reconcile credit card statements monthly
  • Supervise a preventative maintenance program for all light, sound and backstage equipment
  • Recommend capital purchases or improvements to Facility Director
  • Provide for the training, safe working conditions and welfare of stage employees in accordance with ASM policies, union guidelines and applicable EEO and OSHA regulations
  • Maintain uniform systems established at Thunder Ridge- Nature’s Arena.
  • Serve as Event Manager on Duty as required
  • All other duties as assigned


  • Must have attention to detail and ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Must have strong leadership, communication and organizational skills necessary for planning and directing coverage at events
  • Must have strong customer service and interpersonal skills
  • Must be able to adapt to changes in the work environment, managing competing demands, frequent changes, delays or unexpected events
  • Must have the ability to train, plan, assign, and direct work and motivate union stage personnel and front-of-house personnel
  • Understand and work from general instructions, specifications, blueprints, sketches and preventive maintenance schedules
  • Must be able to prepare, analyze and operate within Department Budget
  • Must have good computer skills

Education and/or Experience          

  • 4 year degree in Theater with technical emphasis or professional equivalence
  • 3 year minimum experience working in a performing arts center/theater
  • Knowledge of operations, maintenance and stage management
  • Working knowledge of applicable OSHA, state and other work environment and safety regulations
  • Working knowledge of fire and public safety issues
  • Prior supervisory experience preferred

Working Environment/Conditions

  •   High noise level

Hours of Work and Travel Requirements

  • Must be able to work extended and/or irregular hours, including nights, weekends, and holidays as needed.

Physical Demands

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Daily lifting and carrying up to 50 lbs.
  • Constant reaching, standing, walking and stooping.
  • Performing work through repetitive eye/hand coordination
  • May include manual labor, moderate lifting and/or arduous working conditions.

NOTE: The essential responsibilities of this position are described under the headings above.  They may be subject to change at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons.  Also, this document in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position.

ASM GLOBAL is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, and encourages Women, Minorities, Individuals with Disabilities, and protected Veterans to apply. VEVRAA Federal Contractor.


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