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Rigging Department Head

Company: Studio Productions LLC
Location: New York
Posted on: January 17, 2020

Job Description:

Company Description Studio Productions is the exclusive in-house production vendor for the new Glasshouses venue, The Glasshouse, at 660 12th Avenue in New York City. - The Glasshouse, opening in 2020, will be a 75,000 square foot penthouse space with outdoor terraces and incredible waterfront and city views and will have the capability to host a wide array of corporate, social and non-profit events. -The venue features state-of-the-art production capabilities, including built-in programmable audiovisual equipment and rigging points throughout the space. We are seeking a knowledgeable, dynamic, and highly motivated Technical Director to join our team. Ideal candidates thrive in a fast-paced environment and think strategically about how to maximize revenue opportunities and profitability across a variety of event types. Please visit for more information. - Responsibilities Operations Oversee rigging department and work with sales, audio, video, lighting, and staging departments to execute events in line with the client vision. Attend client meetings as needed. Attend weekly meetings to review upcoming events and advise on contracting alternate items for future rentals, layovers, or substitutions. Review Studio Productions proposals with Technical Director and other department heads and sales team to ensure targets are met and to properly utilize the audio, lighting and video infrastructure. Review all rental orders to ensure accuracy and optimization of items that are daily and weekly rentals. Review Run of Show, load in, and strike schedules. Maintain library of show drawings for all events. Preview, advise, and revise client technical drawings to meet budgets and expectations. Approve all drawings and all rigged elements onsite, including floor supported rigging structures. Develop gear lists, vendor invoices, crew counts/hours and rental orders for event budgets. Provide list of crew and functions to Technical Director, for high level security events with Secret Service, private security teams and international government entities security for walk throughs. Advise them as to what key production people will need to be in which locations and have access to FOH (front of house), and BOH (back of house) areas during events. Collaborate with Technical Director on operational schedule of events as relates to: loading dock availability, load in of production deliveries, available storage space, catering crew's storage and staging areas, liquor storage and staging areas, d--cor companies, set companies, bands and entertainers, visiting production teams Schedule annual maintenance for all motors. Address safety issues to ensure all staff are informed on fire protocol, location of emergency exits and first aid kits. Requests Fire Treatment Certificates for all products necessary and conduct burn test when deemed appropriate. Event Execution Review schedule and final floor plans for event, as well as schedule for the next event to enable proper functionalities for both events and to optimize equipment as alternates to reduce rental fees. Confirm with show crew that client is satisfied prior to doors and event commencement. Review any overtime and advise sales if additional overtime was needed by the client and recommend if they should be billed for OT or not. Review Production Manager's post event report; incorporate insight into future event execution. Staffing Oversee all rigging crew booking with department heads and sales team for load in, show crew and strike crew. Manage rigging schedule. Ensure all audio and staging staff are properly set up on payroll prior to working on an event and that a rate has been established and approved by the Director of Production before commencing work. Inventory Oversee house rigging equipment inventory and 3rd party rental items. Manage expendable inventory needs for items such as: gaff, trick line, steel twisted cable, zip locks and duvetyn. Provide monthly inventory report to TD. Venue Management/Supervisory Maintain knowledge and familiarity with all aspects of the venue capabilities and offerings, including the lobby, and 5th floor areas, 6th floor event space as well as the loading dock, storage areas and video control room. - Oversee production and client teams during event set up and execution and prevent, stop and report any potential or real damage to the venue's floors, ceilings, walls and partitions. Qualifications 5 years of experience as a Head Rigger for an event venue or multiple venue locations Deep understanding of the production business Excellent leadership and people management skills, including excellent communication skills at all levels Superior ethical standards and personal character Solution oriented, highly motivated and proactive self-starter who works well as both team member, manager, and individual contributor Ability to work well under pressure and to adapt to changing priorities; at ease with complexity Ability to manage many accounts and projects simultaneously, providing quick and accurate information to clients and internal stakeholders Exceptional organizational abilities with strong attention to detail and excellent follow up skills Dynamic, with a passion for hospitality and events Must have a flexible work schedule and be able to accommodate work schedules based on business needs Thorough knowledge of current rigging products and control, power systems General knowledge of lighting, audio and video as relates to rigging Operational use of Vector Works, Auto CAD and the ability to transfer files to preferred formats Proficient in Excel and Word ETCP certification

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