Executive Producer

SUMMARY

The Executive Producer (EP) is directly responsible for the activities of the Production Department, including all current and long-range planning and logistics, in the realization of theatrical productions at the Center for Puppetry Arts (CPA). The EP is also directly responsible for current and long-term planning for all programming departments and to oversee cross-departmental collaborations. The EP plays an important role in establishing relationships with other arts and cultural organizations in Atlanta and within the puppetry arts industry.

ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND

The Center for Puppetry Arts is the largest nonprofit organization in the United States dedicated to the art form of puppetry. The Center’s mission is to inspire imagination, education, and community through the global art of puppetry. For further information, visit our website at www.puppet.org.


REPORTS TO

  • Executive Director

SUPERVISORY REPORTS ARE

  • Production Manager
  • Artistic Director
  • Museum Director
  • Education and Advocacy Director
  • Digital Producer

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • In coordination with Artistic Director, ensure that all work is produced and presented on Center stages with the highest artistic and production standards.
  • In coordination with the Artistic Director and in consultation with CPA programming and sales staff, develop year-round performance series including show selection, timing and duration for production, rehearsal, and performance schedules.
  • In coordination with the Museum Director and the Education and Advocacy Director, develop an annual plan of program development and execution ensuring Center-wide collaboration to enhance programming offerings for our patrons.
  • In coordination with the Digital Producer, develop an annual plan of digital offerings that highlight the season programming, as well as digital-only options, providing remote patrons the opportunity to participate in Center-wide programming.
  • Lead the Art Group, comprised of the Founder and Artistic Advisor, the Emeritus Artistic Director, the Artistic Director, in developing the long-term planning for new show development and the selection of guest artists.
  • In coordination with the Production Manager, set the production schedule, including timelines and budget for successful execution.
  • Evaluate works, both solicited and not, for suitability in CPA programming.
  • In conjunction with other CPA staff and depts, negotiate and generate all legal obligations related to performance rights, grants, international visas, and contracts related to all CPA artistic activities.
  • In coordination with the Production Manager, manage all international visa applications and other requirements for international presentations.
  • Negotiate and maintain all relationships with rights holders and associated properties and intellectual rights.
  • Maintain in coordination with relevant staff all relationships with stakeholders including the Center’s Board of Directors, staff, patrons, donors, associate artists, national and international artists in the puppetry field.
  • In coordination with Artistic Director and production directors, hire all members of the artistic personnel on a show and seasonal basis.
  • Hire and supervise all members of the Production Department
  • Negotiate with, book, and maintain successful relationships with guest artists.
  • Create the master Production dept budget and be accountable for its disbursement.
  • Create production schedules and budgets in consultation with relevant staff or outside contractors for other special projects.
  • Coordinate cross-departmental activities of the Production dept with all other CPA departments and staff as needed to support Center-wide programming.
  • Proofread all materials related to Center programming with an eye to accuracy and impact.
  • Provide, in conjunction with others, for the continuing institutional memory of CPA.
  • Administrate the policies and regulations of CPA.
  • To work with the Executive Director and other Directors of Departments in the formulation of
  • annual and long-term project planning.
  • Other duties as assigned by Executive Director

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • Some standing, walking, bending, frequent use of hands, stooping and light lifting (at least twenty-five pounds)

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master’s in Theater Management preferred or Bachelor’s degree with commensurate experience (5+ years within a producing/presenting venue)
  • Detailed understanding of the management and technical process involved in theatre production.
  • Knowledge and passion for the puppetry field
  • Self-motivated; able and willing to work independently at times with minimal supervision, but also must be able to lead and work collaboratively as part of a team.
  • Genuine and demonstrable commitment to maintaining the broadening of cultural diversity and access across all areas of the Production department and the Center.
  • Available to work some nights, weekends, and holidays (Flexible Schedule required)
  • Valid Driver’s License

DESIRED SKILLS

  • Knowledge/experience of international touring requirements (visas, taxes, etc.)
  • Excellent organization, project management and planning skills with proven ability to work flexibly under pressure, to prioritize and to meet deadlines.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Experience with Adobe Suite and video editing.
  • Strong communication skills
  • Strong decision-making skills

EMPLOYMENT STATUS

AND PAY

Full time, Salary (exempt) position with benefits

Salary Range $65,000 – $80,000 commensurate with experience

Non-remote; work from home available when planned in advance.

BENEFITS

  • Subsidized health insurance
  • Group Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Disability, Life and AD&D Insurance
  • 403(b) Retirement Plan
  • Vacation/Personal Days – 14 days.
  • Sick Leave – 6 days
  • Nine paid holidays off
  • Museum Store Discounts
  • Free show tickets
  • Free parking

HOW TO APPLY

Please send cover letter and resume to: hr@puppet.org

Please note any attachment over 10 MB may need to be sent in separate emails.

No phone calls please. If you have questions, please email hr@puppet.org.

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