Production Manager, Lamont School of Music at University of Denver in Denver, Colorado

Posted in Other 6 days ago.

Job Description:

With approximately 300 music students, The University of Denver's Lamont School of Music in the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences is a highly selective and nationally renowned music program. An accredited institutional member of NASM, Lamont is distinguished by an exceptionally talented and diverse student body as well as a faculty recognized nationally and internationally who tour, record, perform, publish, present scholarly work, and compose at the highest professional levels. Residing in the acclaimed Robert and Judi Newman Center for the Performing Arts, its comprehensive program includes degrees and certificates from the Bachelor level through an Artist Diploma. With a metropolitan population of more than 2 million, Denver has a robust and diverse arts community that boasts outstanding professional ensembles across all music genres. The city is within easy driving distance to festivals in Aspen, Breckenridge, Vail, Steamboat Springs, and others. For a more detailed description of the school as well as a listing of events, performances, and recordings visit

Position Summary

The Production Manager is responsible for Lamont's productions including staff training and supervision, technical needs, interaction with faculty, students, staff, and the public. The person acts as Lamont's liaison with the Newman Center staff regarding facilities & equipment use in shared spaces, event programming, or collaborative projects.

Essential Functions:

Concert production:

  • Advance, plan, strategize, support, and execute concerts and receptions with performers in up to four venues
  • Hire, supervise, and train a production staff of audio and video streaming engineers and 8-12 work-study students, and ushers
  • Supervise load-in and load-out of events
  • Understanding of safety and evacuation protocols

Administration, Management:

  • Supervise and work with the Building Coordinator
  • Act as Lamont's liaison with the Newman Center staff, maintaining contact, managing contracts, and working collaboratively
  • Manage the annual production budget
  • Originate policies and projects specific to event productions
  • Submit work orders for events and building-related needs
  • Serve as the Emergency Response Manager for Lamont
  • Coordinate Front of House operations with the Newman Center staff when productions overlap

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Excellent communication (verbally, in writing), organizational, and supervisory skills with the ability to multi-task
  • Ability to adapt and resolve situations as they arise
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret technical procedures, or governmental regulations
  • Ability to define problems and interpret instructions orally or in writing
  • Ability to interact and communicate effectively with faculty, students, staff, and community members technical production challenges

Required Qualifications:

  • Prior experience and/or training in musical or stage production
  • Event coordination and management skills
  • Venue operations experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Supervisory experience
  • Three or more years of experience in professional or university concert production
  • Experience with technical production (lighting, sound, video, and streaming)
  • Experience in budget management
  • Background in music

Work Schedule

This position will have varying night and weekend hours; schedule is flexible so as to accommodate these duties

Application Deadline

For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) August 25, 2022. Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.

Special Instructions

Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

Salary Grade Number:

The salary grade for the position is 8.

Salary Range:

The salary range for this position is $50,000-$57,000.

The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidate's sex or any other protected status.


The University of Denver offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO pass. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.

Please include the following documents with your application:

1. Curriculum Vitae/Resume
2. Cover Letter
3. A statement no longer than one page about experience with and commitment to inclusive excellence and how the applicant can contribute to DU'svalues, practices, and actions regardingdiversity, equity, and inclusivity and to work effectively with ethnically/racially diverse populations

The University of Denver is an equal opportunity employer. The University of Denver prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, age (40 years and over in the employment context), religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, veterans status, and any other class of individuals protected from discrimination under federal, state, or local law, regulation, or ordinance in any of the university's educational programs and activities, and in the employment (including application for employment) and admissions (including application for admission) context, as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended in 2008; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; and any other federal, state, and local laws, regulations, or ordinances that prohibit discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation. For the university's complete Non-Discrimination Statement, please see non-discrimination-statement.

All offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.

Advertised: August 08, 2022
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