Associate Production Manager


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LA Phil Orchestra Management
151 South Grand Ave
Los Angeles
United States of America



The Associate Production Manager, reporting to the Director, Production, will work as a member of production team to manage and support concert production needs in order to ensure successful performances and to maintain a positive relationship with orchestra members and crew.


Position Elements:

  • Functioning within a team of production managers, manage all aspects of production planning and execution for select Concerts.  For all assigned concerts:
    • Communicate with Music Director, visiting groups, other conductors and their managers to obtain and provide production information.
    • Create production summaries, run of show plans and stage plots.
    • Rent Backline, production equipment and instruments as needed.
    • Engage part-time employees and production independent contractors as needed.
    • Maintain and track budgets.
    • Coordinate and communicate information related to seat holds and kills.
    • Supervise stagehands.
    • Oversee, set-up, rehearsals and strike; call performances.
  • Support Production Managers during complex concert projects. Participate in all aspects of the execution phase of projects.
  • Manage all aspects of production planning for assigned marketing events & special events that involve musicians. 
  • Maintain detailed understanding of IATSE Crew, production equipment and systems at LA Phil performance venues.
  • Collaborate with visiting performing groups to ensure their production needs are planned for and accomplished within the parameters of LA Phil performance venues.
  • Ensure union agreement compliance during production planning & execution processes.
  • Share in Production Management concert duty, including nights and weekends as necessary.
  • Develop and maintain excellent working relationship with Music Director, Orchestra, stage crew, senior management, artists’ managers, guest conductors and artists, outside vendors, all other departments in the Association.
  • Assist with tour planning as assigned.

Minimum Requirements

  • Minimum 5 years of relevant experience
  • Touring experience preferred
  • Ability to read music
  • Proven leadership and project management ability in the performing arts
  • General knowledge of artists and repertoire
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; attention to detail
  • Secondary language fluency a plus
  • Excellent computer skills, including Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, drafting software
  • Ability to:
    • Deal tactfully at all levels
    • Focus on many projects simultaneously and to meet deadlines
    • Thrive in a fast-paced environment with high volume of work
    • Work effectively in a highly collaborative and communicative team environment
  • Dedication and commitment to engage in and promote diversity, equity, and inclusion within the staff, vendors, and within interactions with the surrounding community is a must


  • Dedication and commitment to engage in and promote diversity, equity, and inclusion within the staff, vendors, and within interactions with the surrounding community is a must
  • Secondary language fluency is a plus


COVID Workplace Safety Requirements

This position will require you to interact with employees, patrons, vendors and others who may or may not be vaccinated or recently tested. You will be required to wear personal protection equipment (PPE) required by the LA County Department of Public Health protocols and the LA Phil.  You agree to comply at all times with the LA Phil’s COVID-19 Prevention Plan, including testing and vaccination requirements.


The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association will consider for employment qualified Applicants with Criminal Histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the FCIHO.