SMG Assistant Production Manager in Richmond, Virginia

Job Title: Assistant Production Manager

Department: Operations/Production

Reports to: Production Manager Altria Theater

FLSA Status: Exempt


Under general direction of the Production Manager, the Assistant Production Manager serves as the primary production support team member for auxiliary spaces at Dominion Energy Center & Altria Theater. Duties will include advancing events with clients. Assist Production Manager will create estimates, schedule technical personnel, security, house management, operations, and housekeeping staff. This position will also support the Dominion Energy Center and other SMG venues as needs arise. This position requires strong technical skills and prior experience with networked digital audio systems in a live production environment. A working knowledge of general stagecraft is required. Prior experience with video, projection and/or stage lighting is preferred.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • This position will act as the lead Production representative for assigned by Production Manager.

  • Coordinate events from concept to completion for which they are assigned.

  • Schedule and Union personnel for assigned events.
  • Maintain all performance audio equipment.
  • Coordinates the Operations activities with other departments and event related contractors to assure facility readiness and smooth operation of events.
  • Supervise events in all assigned venues.
  • Coordinate Public Safety, Security, Custodial Service and Parking needs.
  • Work with the production team to maintain all theatrical systems.
  • Maintain inventory of all Theatrical related equipment at Altria Theater
  • All other duties as assigned by the Production Manager


  • Knowledge and experience with digital audio consoles, audio over IP networks, and IP network configuration.
  • Basic knowledge and understanding of Theatrical, Dance and Concert Lighting
  • Strong troubleshooting abilities
  • Understanding of counterweight rigging.
  • Understanding of video and projection equipment.
  • Production management experience.
  • Ability to meet the various physical demands of the job, which include being able to get in and around the facility (requires personal mobility), lifting up to 75lb unassisted, carrying, moving, climbing, working safely from various heights, and exposure to moderate to loud noises.
  • Operate a personal computer using the Microsoft Office package (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook) and other related computer-based programs relevant to the position.
  • Work effectively under pressure and/or stringent schedule.
  • Organize and prioritize work to meet deadlines.
  • Remain flexible and adjust to situations as they occur.
  • Follow oral and written instructions and communicate effectively with others in both oral and written form.

Education and Work Experience

Bachelor's Degree in theater or other production field, or a minimum of 2 years experience in similar facility.

Additional experience may be substituted for education.

Audinate Dante Level II Certification required

Other Qualifications

Ability to work with limited supervision and as a team member

Requires ability to work flexible hours, including nights, weekends and holidays, in addition to normal business hours.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to walk extensively; occasionally required to kneel, climb ladders and stairs to high walkways, or balance. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds unassisted.

This position requires work inside and outside of the building and some exposure to adverse conditions.

Applications must be submitted online at:

Applicants that need reasonable accommodations to complete the application process may contact:

HR Generalist -- 804-592-3395

SMG is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, and encourages Women, Minorities, Individuals with Disabilities, and protected Veterans to apply. VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

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