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TN Performing Arts Center

Production Manager

TN Performing Arts Center


Job Summary

Tennessee Performing Arts Center (TPAC) values staff diversity and actively encourages people from a variety of backgrounds with different experiences, perspectives, skills, and stories to apply in order to advance our nonprofit mission and enrich our organizational culture. All staff will work with others throughout the organization to implement and exemplify policies as part of TPAC’s commitment to diversity, inclusion, access, and equity. TPAC is a nonprofit performing arts organization and cultural anchor providing enriching arts experiences for all ages, empowering lifelong arts education programs, artistic expression reflective of our community, arts connections that support the local economy, and sustainable support for professional resident companies and local artists.


The Production Manager supervises the technical staff and manages resources within the Technical Department for the efficient management and maintenance of a state-of-the-art, multi-venue performing arts complex.

  • Supervises the technical staff in the absence of the Director of Production.
  • Assist the Director of Production to manage the use of equipment and maintenance of the facility. Coordinates with various TPAC departments in the operation of the theaters.
  • Process billing for productions for the Technical Department.
  • Act as liaison with outside agencies for the operation of the theatres.

Job Responsibilities


  1. Recruit, interview, hire, and supervise part-time roster with input from the Director of Production.
  2. Serve as Event Technical Director as needed (up to 30% of job duties, including evening and weekend hours).
  3. Review and process event billing, part-time payroll, and labor estimates.
  4. Assist with technical advances for engagements including but not limited to renting equipment and booking outside labor.
  5. Assist with technical advances for engagements.
  6. Oversee Worker’s Compensation reporting and monitoring for the Tech Department.
  7. Supervise Technical Directors with input from the Director of Production.

The above-listed duties are not all-inclusive. This position is expected to perform other work-related duties as assigned even though they may not be considered primary duties.




  1. High school diploma or general education degree (GED) and 7-10 years related experience and/or training or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  2. Highly adept in organizational, communication, and computer skills.

Highly Preferred

  1. Previous venue experience.
  2. Labor management experience


  1. Forklift certified,
  2. OSHA certified


Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Word, ADP Workforce Now, When I Work, and Momentous Elite


Frequent Functions

  • Ability to stand and sit for long periods of time, ability to clearly communicate verbally and written, ability to work alone and as a team.
  • Able to work in different environments such as indoors in dark theaters, and outdoors in different elements.
  • Able and comfortable working around mechanical equipment, electrical equipment, pressurized equipment, and moving objects.
  • Able to work in a theatrical setting with loud noises, different lighting settings ( colors, strobe lights, etc.), theatrical pyrotechnics, etc.
  • Able and comfortable working heights/elevations

Occasional Functions

  • Ability to lift and carry up to 50 lbs

TPAC is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. All aspects of the employment process will be merit-based and applied without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age, disability, national or ethnic origin, military service status, citizenship, or other protected characteristic.

Additional Information


Full Benefits Package offered, Health & Welfare, paid time off, 401K

How to Apply

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  • Date Posted: October 3, 2023
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Other
  • Service Area: Arts / Culture