TEDxCanberra 2018 Production Manager
TEDxCanberra builds community through unearthing and celebrating ideas worth spreading. We’re looking for a skilled and experienced theatrical producer to join the TEDxCanberra Team. As Production Manager, you’ll work closely with our Licensee and the rest of our core team, in line with our Core Values (see below), to bring TEDxCanberra 2018 to life. The right person for this role is experienced in theatre production and staging events, is able to manage teams and logistics, and can work collaboratively with others. You’ll be responsible for liaising with our venue, the Canberra Theatre Centre (CTC), our Video Production company, Newcast, and working with our Speaker Team and on-stage talent to deliver a high quality event in Spring 2018.
Timing: February to December 2018
Description & Scope
With the support of the TEDxCanberra Organising Team, your responsibilities will include:
- Oversee and coordinate all aspects of physical production and the production process
- Provide cost estimates and account for commitments and expenditures in budgets for materials and labor in stage, lighting, audio visual requirements
- Liaise with CTC and Newcast to determine requirements for and source, within your allocated budget::
○ Equipment for Show Day
○ Skilled operator requirements for Show Day
○ Set design and set up including comfort screens, timer screens, speaker warning system
- Scheduling Bump In, Rehearsal and Show Day in consultation with the Lead Organisers and Speaker Team
- Briefing Speakers and Performers as to expectations and requirements
- Liaise with CTC Tech Manager to establish technical schedules and coordinate all tasks and activities related to Show Day
- Liaise with the CTC Technical Manager and Newcast to coordinate and oversee the installation, maintenance and inventory of technical equipment, the management of on stage video, music and presentation decks.
What you can expect
As part of the TEDxCanberra team, you can expect:
- A completely equal pay structure – no one receives any!
- Opportunities to work in an open, collaborative and energising environment where ideas are encouraged and valued
- Opportunities to develop leadership and problem solving skills
- A community to call your own, not just in Canberra, but globally with other TEDx organisers
- Connection with a network of volunteers, partners, speakers and participants, where you get to know people from wildly different backgrounds
- A LOT of fun
TEDxCanberra’s Core Values
We value inclusion. Everyone is invited. All are welcome. We respect each other and members of our community. We actively seek to include the excluded and marginalised. It is safe for us to be our full selves.
We value service. Everyone matters. Adopting heart-centred service means everyone we interact with knows that they are seen, heard and cared for by us. The service we provide – each other, our speakers, our partners, our audience, our community – shows who we are.
We value worthy ideas. We will seek out, support and promote people who have ideas worth spreading. To us, ideas worth spreading are ideas that contribute to improving the human condition and have a solid evidence base.
We value learning. We stay curious, keep exploring and stay humble. We respond to mistakes with compassion and care; we learn from our mistakes with courage and determination to grow through the experience.
We value fun. Joy, laughter, playfulness and creativity are as essential to what we do as the air we breathe. We take our work seriously but know that, if we’re not having fun along the way, we’re doing it wrong.
We value trust. We maintain confidentiality when needed, and transparency is our default position. Trust is earned when we keep our promises, and live all our values. We extend trust to each other and honour it in return.
Candidate must have the following skills
- Project Management / Event Management experience in a theatre environment
- Proficiency in maintaining key relationships, strong interpersonal and communication skills and decision-making abilities
- Excellent communication skills, attention to detail and the ability to support colleagues
- High levels of initiative, able to manage teams, budgets and timelines
- Able to work remotely and collaboratively using Basecamp and Google Drive
- Knowledge of TED/TEDx
- Planning: February-March (2-3 hours/week)
- Planning: April – September (depending on event date) (1-2 days/week)
- Execution: A non-negotiable three day commitment (Day 1 – Bump In; Day 2 – Rehearsal; Day 3 – Show Day) to deliver TEDxCanberra 2018
- Wrap up: September – December (depending on event date) (2-3 hours/week)
Workload can largely be managed outside of business hours however some meetings with partners and other key stakeholders must occur during business hours.
Closing date Sunday 11 February.