Company Manager

Dates of Employment: May 24 – August 16, 2023

Reports To: Director of Production, Assistant Production Managers

Supports: Orchestra Production Staff, Opera Production Staff

Summary

The Company Manager is responsible for providing the essential support required to maintain an efficient theatrical producing company on both the Orchestral and Opera areas of the Brevard Music Center and Festival. This position works in conjunction with the Production Manager in scheduling and coordinating all production elements of BMC. The Company Manager has specific responsibilities related to guests, vehicles, transportation, housing, facilities, and events.

Holistic effective communication and dissemination of information as well as a love of music and a sense of humor when appropriate is essential to the successful execution of this position.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist Director of Production with Advancing Special Events, creating and executing the Beethoven Lives! Campaign, all pre-season projects, advancing all run-outs, working with BMC Presents specifics, and advancing Strike plans.    
  • Work with Director of Production to complete venue specifications packets for all venues at The Brevard Music Center.    
  • Attend all run-outs as Production Management representative, as assigned. 
  • Collaborate with Director of Production on all Prelude related work.
  • Assist with Opera's Greatest Hits, Opera Review and the Closing Orchestral Concert as assigned by Director of Production.
  • Compile and distribute Production Staff Welcome Packets.
  • Send and follow up on all pre-season paperwork.
  • Create all print copy for the Production Staff’s contribution to Overture (Brevard Music Center’s Festival Booklet).
  • Create Contact Sheets per Director of Production.
  • Prepare Production Staff Housing at the direction of the Director of Production.
  • Organize and distribute Housing Info per Director of Production.
  • Manage the check-in and checkout of all production staff members. 
  • Organize and distribute/ collect keys for housing and work spaces.
  • Organize all Meet & Greets/ official Gatherings per Director of Production.
  • Manage housing conditions of staff members and report to/ follow up with others as needed.  
  • Manage all welcome hospitality for the design team. 
  • Manage Company Vehicle schedule and upkeep.
  • Discover and implement Summer Birthday Celebrations.
  • Work through all rental contracts with Director of Production to ensure invoicing is timely and items are delivered/ picked up correctly.
  • Attend all Production Meetings and take official notes/ distribute per Director of Production.
  • Oversee pick-up and drop-off of interns and staff members who require additional transportation upon arrival and departure. 
  • Help oversee permissions on all BMC G-Cals, Dropbox, Trello, etc.
  • Work with Production Management, to oversee any medical emergencies among the production staff members after being trained in first aid/ CPR. 
  • Plan Company activities to forge community/ trust among the entire Company.  
  • Work with Production Management on the implementation of riders for Special Events throughout the season. 
  • Oversee intern and staff housing throughout the season to ensure they are being maintained well and that rules laid out are being followed. 
  • Work on House Management as assigned and as possible given Company Management as your main position (usually two shifts per week).
  • Manage and maintain the FUN for the season.     

Qualifications

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with HM staff, BMC staff, and patrons.
  • Highly motivated and passionate about ensuring a positive patron experience.
  • Good attitude and work ethic.
  • Willing to work physically.
  • Ability to lift up to 50lbs reliably and safely.
  • Willingness to take ownership of your position and not blame other staff members or outside circumstances for your degree of success on individual tasks and on your position as a whole.
  • Able to take instruction and feedback from supervisors and use it to improve your job performance.
  • Understanding of channels of communication and the importance of clear and open communication at all times.
  • Maintain calm under pressure and receive/ intake information from multiple sources that you quickly prioritize and relay to Orchestra Operations Manager/ act upon if deemed appropriate.
  • Above all, must possess a positive attitude, a sense of humor, and ability to work well in a team dynamic.

Requirements

  • Complete satisfactory background check
  • Must have valid state driver's license and possess a clean driving record

Compensation

  • Includes a season stipend paid bi-weekly, full board, and on-campus housing

To apply, create an account and start an application using MyBMC. Please upload a cover letter and resume (with references listed) to be considered for this position.

Review of applications will begin on December 15, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. 

Any questions can be directed to:

Andrea Boccanfuso
Director of Production
Brevard Music Center
aboccanfuso@brevardmusic.org


Please note: As Brevard prepares for the 2023 season, we continue to work with local and state health officials, along with campus and venue safety specialists, to develop and implement guidelines and protocols designed to keep our students, faculty, staff, and patrons safe. For the 2022 season, BMC's COVID-19 protocols included social distancing measures, indoor mask-wearing, and vaccination requirements. We will share updated policies for 2023 as more information becomes available from public health agencies.


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