Job – Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (CA), Call for Applicants: Associate Director of Production

Job – Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (CA), Call for Applicants: Associate Director of Production

Deadline: February 1st, 2019

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Lead production contact for assigned YBCA Presents Artistic Presentations, Commercial and Community Rentals as well as internal YBCA events.
  • Oversee the operation, maintenance and safeguards of all theatrical systems operated at YBCA.
  • Plan short and long-term purchases, upgrades, maintenance, and other special equipment and facility technical projects.
  • Maintain technical specification records and electronic packages for YBCA Theater and Forum.
  • Establish and maintain productive and cooperative relationships with other YBCA departments as well as artists, clients and vendors.
  • Serve as resource for external and YBCA event planners in projecting events within YBCA’s facilities.
  • Working with the Director of Production, forecast, develop and manage the department’s budget.
  • Provide leadership in the analysis of past practices, identifying and developing new ways to continuously improve the work and efficiency of the department.
  • Analyze technical and production needs, develop cost estimates, labor schedules, allocate internal and external resources and provide overall management on YBCA productions
  • Oversee production process including attending planning meetings, implementing and integrating agreed upon production needs to our facilities and resources.
  • Responsible for adherence to production budgets for all productions as assigned
  • Advise, coordinate and enforce YBCA facility use and safety policies and regulation, including IATSE labor agreement with visiting designers, technical personnel, and/or independent contractors.
  • Manage and supervise YBCA and IATSE Local 16 technical staff on events and productions.
  • Generate and maintain comprehensive production files (including but not limited to: initial contact records, production expense estimates, event information sheets, technical run sheets, production plans, set-up diagrams and CAD drawings,  final expenditures, and other information pertinent to each project).
  • Participate in YBCA meetings and events.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Technical Theater, Production, or similar field of study
  • At least 10 years successful production management and technical direction experience.
  • Excellent organizational skills, with particular attention to detail
  • Vector Works, Lightwright, and Microsoft Office proficiency
  • Knowledge of theatrical systems, including lighting, sound, rigging, AV/Video, etc.
  • Experience with Theatrical Unions
  • Capacity to manage multiple tasks under pressure of deadlines
  • Experience developing and managing budgets
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively in partnership with people of diverse cultural backgrounds
  • Flexibility to work variable schedules, including days, evenings, and weekends
  • Interest and willingness to work alongside contemporary works of art and performances which present challenging and provocative subject matter.

Benefits: PTO, Holiday Pay, Paid Time for Volunteer Work, Medical, Dental, Vision, Flexible Spending Accounts, Group Life and AD&D Insurance, Short and Long Term Disability Insurance, Voluntary Life and AD&D, Employee Assistance Program, Travel Assistance, and ability to participate in the 403(b) Retirement Plan. Free/member admission, member discounts at shops, & potential discounts on concert/lecture tickets at participating North American Reciprocal Museum institutions with your YBCA badge.

How to Apply: Send your resume, cover letter, and salary requirement to Please include “ADP” and your name in the subject line of your email.

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