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Director of Production, GPAC

Auburn University
Alabama, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Jul 19, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Performing Arts, Communications, Film & Video, Media Studies, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Arts Administration, Business & Administrative Affairs, Conference & Special Event Administration
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time
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Position Details

Requisition Number


Home Org Name

AU Performing Arts Center

Division Name

AU Performing Arts Center

Position Title

Director of Production, GPAC

Job Class Code


Appointment Status


Part-time FTE

Limited Term


Limited Term Length

Job Summary

The Director of Production for the Jay and Susie Gogue Performing Arts Center ( GPAC ), under the direction of the Executive Director, is responsible for strategically planning, organizing, managing, and directing all technical and production aspects of performances and events at the GPAC, a multi-use performing arts venue hosting professional, university, and community performances at Auburn University. The individual will be responsible for ensuring the GPAC’s high standard of quality while promoting efficiency, cost consciousness, and safety of all performances and events.

Essential Functions

The following essential functions are representative of major duties of positions in this job classification. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary based upon unit needs.

1. Directs and oversees planning, organization, and implementation of all technical activities including technical preparations and productions for the Performance Arts Center. This includes professional performing arts presentations, University performances and events, external rentals, and community use.

2. Directs and oversees all aspects of stage production and management; setup of technical systems and equipment including technical crews; sound and lighting; load in and load out; house management; and crowd count and control.

3. Oversees production at all events including but not limited to professional touring, University and community rehearsals, meetings, receptions, recitals, concerts, plays, as well as other special events ensuring events are carried out smoothly and safely.

4. Collaborates with the GPAC’s Executive Director to strategize short-term and long-term goals for revenue-producing activities and overall direction of the GPAC as well as collaborating with other key areas; education and programming, marketing and communication, development and operations within GPAC to identify and accomplish institutional goals.

5. Collaborates with internal and external constituents to clarify requirements for equipment, personnel, and timetables necessary for professional touring productions, University and community performances and events.

6. Hires, supervises, motivates, and supports a strong and strategically-focused team including but not limited to staff in production and stage operations.

7. Performs other duties as assigned.

Education Level

Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution.

Field of Study

No specific discipline.

Years of Experience


Area of Experience

7 years of experience in production management in the performing arts industry. Must have at least 2 years of supervisory experience in professional performing arts producing and/or presenting.

Requirements for Additional Job Levels

Education Level

Field of Study

Years of Experience

Area of Experience

Requirements for Additional Job Levels

Minimum Skills and Abilities

Comprehensive knowledge and practical experience required in audio, electrics, carpentry and wardrobe. Knowledge of theater productions including scenic productions, technical systems, and equipment is also required for this position. Strong communication and organization skills required.

Minimum Technology Skills

Strong knowledge of computer applications in Windows and Mac environments and Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and other Office 365 applications (OneDrive, SharePoint, Teams, etc)

Minimum License and Certifications

CPR certified or ability to acquire within 30 days of employment.

Desired Qualifications

Master’s degree from an accredited institution in a relevant field. Experience in ETC fixture, control and dimming systems; digital and analog sound consoles and sound systems.

Salary Grade


Salary Range

$45,100 - $75,100

Job Category


Working Hours if Non-Traditional

Varies: Daytime, Late Nights, and Weekends.

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Closing Date

EEO Statement

AUBURN UNIVERSITY IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION / EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER . It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by applicable law.

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Documents Needed to Apply
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Recommendation
  2. Other
Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please provide how you first became aware of this opportunity. Your response helps us determine how we can more effectively reach our candidates.

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * Do you have a Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have 7 years of experience in production management in the performing arts industry, including 2 years of supervisory experience in professional performing arts producing and/or presenting?
    • Yes
    • No

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