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Director, Production - Kia Forum

Company: LA Clippers
Location: Inglewood
Posted on: May 15, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionThe Director Event Production is responsible for the daily operation and transition of assigned events: from the planning stage, setup, installation, and day of event execution of concerts, sporting events, special events and other functions within the Arena and all other space within the Kia Forum property, including external activations in the parking lot, Forum Club, Concourses and Terrace as well as other space as required to meet the needs of an event. In addition, most Press Conferences, outdoor & indoor Public Relations / Marketing / Sponsorship activities, movie shoots, commercial shoots, photo shoots, employee meetings and other internal and external activities not directly associated with a single event will be supervised by the Director. The Director serves as the venue point of contact on duty for internal and external clients to help provide a seamless workflow experience. The scope of this position encompasses a 24-hour, 7 day a week operation with the transition of numerous daily events, multiple work forces, work rules and jurisdictions. Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Serve as primary customer contact in coordinating the production requirements between client and internal Kia Forum departments on assigned events. This includes, but is not limited to, budgets, event schedules, conversion schedules, allocation of venue assets, and labor requirements.
  • Provide event-specific leadership and direction to other departments (Building Ops, Engineers, House Ops, Security, Parking) to provide information crucial to planning and execution during event.
  • The Director will be assigned to produce the on-sale CAD, generating accurate seating kills for the box office. The Director will also update the CAD in real time for assigned events up to the completion of the event.
  • Create & distribute production notes for assigned events.
  • Create and/or approve budgets for assigned events.
  • Post-event auditing of timesheets and invoices to compare budget to actuals.
  • Successful completion of all assigned events.
  • Ensure proper execution of CBA with IATSE Local 33.
  • Consult on venue requirements for new business including the creation of budgets.
  • Provide administrative support and general assistance for overall department needs.
  • Monitor event during preparation and identify when end results do not meet Kia Forum standards.
    • Set and place crew calls with union based on show needs and promoter advance.
      • Consult on booking calendar - Logically evaluate ability to book large scale events within close temporal proximity.Requirements
        • Minimum 5 years of prior leadership experience in managing events with direct responsibility for supervising/directing staff across a wide range of operating functions in a fast-paced environment (e.g., building operations, union stagehands, production staff, security, etc.).
        • Demonstrated flexibility with the ability to adjust quickly and effectively to changing priorities.
        • Experience working with a unionized workforce.
        • Experience working as part of a team.
        • Strong communication skills -- oral & written -- and ability to work effectively and appropriately with all levels of the organization. Ability to give clear, concise direction and provide constructive feedback. Strong listening and comprehension skills with an attention to detail.
        • Ability to multi-task in a fast-moving environment.
        • Must be able to work a flexible schedule inclusive of weekends, nights, and holidays.
        • Develop and maintain relationships within the organization to maximize efficiencies in both process and plan execution.
        • Demonstrates confidence and decision-making abilities. Commits to definite courses of action and can support decision as fact-based
        • Commitment to provide an exceptional level of service to our clients, promoters, and vendors.
        • Familiarity with Fire Codes and experience working with Fire Marshals.
        • Thorough understanding of workplace safety requirements to ensure that employees are working safely.
        • Demonstrates integrity, tact, diplomacy and a commitment to company values and principles while ensuring the upmost consistency and confidentiality.Technical/Functional Competencies
          • PC skills including MS Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.
          • AutoCAD proficiency required.
          • Must be knowledgeable of all back of house union contracts and jurisdictions.
          • Must have experience with managing a large union & non-union work force.
          • Must have intimate knowledge of industry practices and equipment available on the market.#LI-DNP

Keywords: LA Clippers, Inglewood , Director, Production - Kia Forum, Executive , Inglewood, California

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