Job Description

Payroll Title:
Campus Events Office
Hiring Salary Range
$68,000 - $73,800 / Year
Appointment Type:
Appointment Percent:
Total Openings:
Work Schedule:
Days, 8 hrs/day, Mon - Fri

#118064 Campus Events Office Production MGR

Filing Deadline: Thu 8/25/2022

For the safety and well-being of the entire university community, the University of California requires, with few exceptions, that all students, faculty and staff be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus and influenza before they will be allowed on campus or in a facility or office. For more information visit: Flu Vaccine Mandate / COVID Vaccine Policy

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 08/08/22 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 08/25/22. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.


The Production Manager serves as a member of the Campus Events Office's Event Management Team in support of the progressive improvements to the mission, planning, and operations of arts and events programming of the UCSD campus community.

The Production Manager has a specialized focus on event layouts, stage design-setup-management, audio/visual concepts, event build oversight, vendor relations & supervision, technical & electrical needs, and performer tech rider fulfillment, to support all assigned small to large-scale events on a variety of event spaces (arenas, open lawns or concreate, meeting rooms, restaurants, ballrooms, entertainment venues, etc) across the UCSD Main Campus. Uses skills as a seasoned, experienced event production professional, to provide comprehensive coordination and management oversight.

This position is responsible for the interpretation and application of University policies, budget management, crew scheduling, and supervision of student personnel and work direction to student event staff. The position facilitates the smooth and safe operation of events and works cooperatively with staff, students, faculty and off-campus vendors and promoters.

This position provides focused attention to events hosted by the Associated Students, which is the University's recognized government for UCSD's undergraduates with an annual budget in excess of $1M, and actively programs a wide range of events primarily for undergraduates throughout the year. The Production Manager is also responsible for providing support for campus events, traditions, ArtPower! and Epstein Family Amphitheater performances. Events range from intimate comedy shows to international performing arts, to the Sun God Festival, the annual music and arts festival, hosted by Associated Students Concerts & Events (ASCE).


  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of concepts, principles and practices of event planning and public relations, including event design, organization and production.

  • Thorough knowledge of the campus, its vision, mission, programs, policies, achievements and infrastructure. Knowledge of University policies and procedures relating to the use of University facilities, event management and presentation.

  • Strong organizational and project management skills to work successfully with clients to produce high quality events that meet client needs and appropriately represent the campus for fundraising events. Skills to provide excellent donor stewardship.

  • Highly developed interpersonal communication skills including political acumen and social perceptiveness. Excellent verbal and written communication skills to effectively communicate with diverse populations with competing priorities.

  • Highly developed judgment, decision-making and problem recognition / avoidance / resolution skills, including skill in determining those issues / problems that need to be brought to management's attention.

  • Knowledge of principles and practices of volunteer recruitment, supervision, motivation and evaluation.

  • Experience maintaining a high standard of productivity within a broad scope of responsibility despite frequent interruptions. Ability to complete large volume of diverse tasks efficiently, meeting established deadlines.

  • Knowledge of crowd management, crowd safety protocols, security and emergency procedures related to small, medium and large scale gatherings.

  • Knowledge and skill to set and monitor work standards and protocols.

  • Strong knowledge of computers including standard software, (Microsoft Office, Internet Browsers, Email, etc..) as well as specialized event design software programs (CAD. Vectorworks, light mapping, audio modeling, etc.)

  • Knowledge, skill and ability in recruiting, training, motivating, and supervising student employees. Knowledge of student development and ability to apply this knowledge when working with student employees and student leaders. Ability to develop procedures, checklists, and guidelines to structure the work of student employees.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of event staging, lighting, rigging, audio, visual, technical equipment, and their uses.

  • Knowledge of equipment purchase, rental, maintenance, and storage with regard to University policy.

  • Excellent organizational abilities appropriate to effective calendar management and crew scheduling.


  • Mandated Reporter: This position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter pursuant to the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and requires immediate reporting of physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, or neglect of anyone under the age of 18. It is the responsibility of the Mandated Reporter to ensure that they obtain proper training in order to fulfill their reporting responsibilities as required by the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and University policy, and to complete and submit the required reports to the UC San Diego Police Department without delay.

  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule to meet event needs. This position works late nights and on weekends regularly as required.

  • The job offer is contingent upon satisfactory clearance based on Background Check results.

Our employees enjoy competitive compensation packages and educational opportunities in a diverse, stimulating workforce.

This position is eligible for full benefits first day of hire:
a) Health/Dental/Vision Insurance.
b) Vacation/holidays (15 vacation days & 14 paid holidays a year).
c) Work/Life Balance.
d) UC Retirement Plan
e) Pet insurance.

For more information about UCSD Benefits and Work/Life.

Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

To foster the best possible working and learning environment, UC San Diego strives to cultivate a rich and diverse environment, inclusive and supportive of all students, faculty, staff and visitors. For more information, please visit UC San Diego Principles of Community.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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