Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) is one of the nation’s most innovative contemporary art centers. From our leading-edge exhibitions and performances, to our groundbreaking civic initiatives and community partnerships, YBCA is where creativity, people, and new ideas collide. We believe in thinking big about the role that arts organizations can play in making short, medium, and long-term/individual and collective transformation.
Mission: We generate culture that moves people. Vision: A community that thrives on inspiration.
The successful candidate will embody our organization’s core values: •Abundance: We operate from a place of strength, with a spirit of empathy and generosity. •Authentic Collaboration: We are engaged and interconnected. •Personal Agency: We are empowered and accountable. •Boldness: We create with courage and purpose.
ABOUT THE ROLE
The Production Department at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts offers consultation, referrals and services for all types of presentations including YBCA-curated and Community performances, as well as Commercial Rentals and special events. We work with each event’s production and design team for the success of their project, including evaluating technical needs, providing production cost estimates, and the hiring and management of additional technical staff and resources.
Under the guidance of Director of Production, the Associate Director of Production (ADP) provides leadership within the department and company as a key contributor to company wide presentations and projects. The ADP manages technical equipment purchasing budget and drives technical equipment acquisitions with team of technicians. The ADP stays informed of any advancements in theatrical technologies. In the absence of the Director of Production, the ADP will act as the department lead.
•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.
•Other duties as assigned
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.
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 email@example.com. Please include“ADP”and your name in the subject line of your email.
Please, no phone calls or faxes—really. While we love your enthusiasm, due to the volume of applications and our limited resources, we will respond only to applicants we intend to interview. If you receive our automated thank you, we have received your resume and there is no need to follow up.
Principals only. We do not accept resumes from third parties and we will not pay fees to any agency or firm. Any unsolicited resumes received will be considered the property of YBCA and will be processed accordingly.
We wish you the best of luck in your job search!
About Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts was founded in 1993 as part of a project of the California Redevelopment Agency. Out of urban renewal and decades of struggle due to politics, displacement, and changing demographics, Yerba Buena Gardens opened at the heart of San Francisco and included a park, a children’s playground, ice rink, bowling alley, restaurants, hotels, a neighboring convention center, and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.
YBCA was created to anchor this complex and evolving place as a citizen institution that would be home to the diverse local arts community while serving to connect the Bay Area to the world. This founding mandate to be connected to and part of our immediate geography is an essential reminder that place is made through synergy and connection across difference. Place is its history, its aspirations, and its people. Place is made by its culture.
It is in this founding spirit that I am thrilled to share with you the evolved mission and vision of our cherished organization. These ambitious statements were carefully crafted out of an 18-month planning process that included reconnecting with the founding vision, stakeholder interviews, field and cross-sect...or research, deep listening, community gatherings, and thoughtful input from board, staff, and artists. These words serve as a touchstone for all that we do, and inform how we lead this vital organization into the future.
Our Mission: We generate culture that moves people.
Our Vision: A community that thrives on inspiration.
At YBCA, we believe that culture — the collection of art, traditions, values, human experiences, and stories — is what enables us to act with imagination and creativity, to act socially, politically, and with conviction. Culture manifests place. Culture instigates change in the world.
We believe that more and different kinds of people need to be defining culture today and more people need to have access to cultural experiences that are relevant to their lives and their communities. We need new definitions and new experiences that bring people together regardless of their differences in order to make the diverse, inclusive, and equitable culture we need today. We believe that the arts should be on the front line of change and that cultural institutions exist to spur and support big societal movements.
Through powerful art experiences, thoughtful and provocative content, and deep opportunities for participation, we are committed to kindling inclusive culture that cultivates empathy, awakens personal and societal transformation, and reaches for a world fueled by inspiration. The need has never been stronger than now; and there is no better place than YBCA to answer the call.
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