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The Heritage Foundation

Associate Director of Production & Facilities

The Heritage Foundation


Job Summary

The Associate Director of Production & Facilities for The Franklin Theatre will oversee the production department and is responsible for advancing, organization and leading audio and lighting production details, technical labor, equipment rentals, load-ins and strikes as well as overseeing the general maintenance of the building, grounds and equipment to ensure the facility is safe, functional and compliant with OSHA guidelines. The Associate Director will also work in conjunction with the Senior Audio Engineer to cover all necessary responsibilities within the respective purview.

Job Responsibilities

To perform this job, an individual must perform each essential function satisfactorily with or without a reasonable accommodation.

  • Coordinate with artist management teams and clients to secure production needs for concerts and rentals, including but not limited to arrival and departure times, technical needs, sound and lighting operators, rider requests, etc.
  • Maintain and lead Theatre’s equipment safety/protection program by exhibiting fluent knowledge and working understanding of theatrical/production equipment, and to ensure safe, consistent, function and maintenance of Theatre’s production gear and related systems for all stage-based presentations.
  • Serve as caretaker of Theatre’s equipment, sound, lighting, AV gear, tools and directly related items in tandem with SAE
  • Define, audit and execute production objectives to fall within established budgets. Advise in real-time on potential budget overruns. Provide clear and consistent communication to Artist’s/Client’s team, FT Operations, Hospitality, and technical crew. Advise and collaborate with Theatre management team on production costs, for concerts and rental and similar events (supported by SAE).
  • Provide financial reporting i.e. Tech costs, internal & vendor equipment rentals, capital expense forecast and purchases, day-to-day sundries, repairs/maintenance, through collaboration with Finance Department.
  • Maintain current market knowledge of production technology as it pertains to preparedness in maintaining the Theatre’s “state-of-the-art production values. Maintain and keep current a readiness evaluation of all current production gear. Provide timely reports and requests as needed for repairs and updates with input from SAE.
  • Directly supervise and direct employees and contractors in accordance with each person’s specific role, and in accordance with the Theatre’s established procedural guidelines and philosophies. Lead by example. Schedule, assign, hire, train and direct employees and contractors in their duties. Appraising performance, as well rewarding and disciplining as circumstances denote.  Create an efficiency of operation, build skills-levels, and resolve issues, in an environment of team-success.
  • Oversee and operate Audio system, and Lighting system as needed
  • Serve as front-of-house Manager-on-Duty as assigned
  • Regular and reliable attendance, with a varying schedule including days, evenings and weekends
  • Perform other duties as assigned


Trade school-level training in lighting or sound; 7+ years professional experience required. Demonstrated lighting and sound production leadership experience. Strong collaborative decision-making abilities. Effective delegation skills and ability to hold staff accountable to high standards of professionalism. General knowledge of computer applications for the frequent use of electronic mail, word processing, data entry, spreadsheets, graphics, etc. Must be able to handle multiple, simultaneous tasks effectively and efficiently.  Strong verbal and written communication skills required.  Must be detail oriented and organized with the ability to perform duties under pressure, prioritize workload, and timely meet deadlines. Must have the aptitude and ability to self-direct work. Ability to work irregular hours and weekends.

Additional Information


The Heritage Foundation offers medical, dental and vision benefits, paid time off and more.

How to Apply

If you are interested in this exciting opportunity, please send your resume (including salary requirements) and cover letter to Director of Event Production & Operations Corrie Maxwell at No phone calls, please.  We look forward to receiving your email!


  • Date Posted: March 17, 2022
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Other
  • Service Area: Arts / Culture
  • Start Date: 04/01/2022
  • Salary Range: $55,000.00/year
  • Working Hours: 40 hours per week, including nights and weekend availability