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#118086 Production Manager-CPEO

Filing Deadline: Fri 8/19/2022

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 08/8/22 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 8/19/22. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

Job posting will remain open until a suitable candidate has been identified.



Serving over 40,000 undergraduate and graduate students, Student Life is responsible for building a welcoming, engaging, safe and inclusive community that fosters a sense of belonging for all students. The Student Life team provides services and experiences that range from major concerts to alternative spring break trips abroad. The purpose of Student Life is to foster the development of students beyond the classroom, build community on campus, encourage involvement in student life, meet the daily needs of student through the provision of services and facilities, advocate the needs of students to campus leaders, foster student pride and affiliation with UC San Diego and assist the university in its efforts to recruit and retain students. Student Life is the hub of campus activity and student engagement and is an integral part in UC San Diego as a student-centered, research-focused, service-oriented public university.

The Student Life team consists of University Centers, Center for Student Involvement (CSI), Student Governments, University Events Office, ArtPower (Performing Arts), Basic Needs, Student Legal Services, and Student Life Business Office.

The Campus Performances and Events office is a newly formed unit in Student Life, comprised of the Campus Events Office (CPEO), Associated Students Concerts and Events (ASCE), Artpower, and the new Epstein Family Amphitheater.


Leads all activities associated with multiple / comprehensive technical aspects of theater productions, including procedures and administering / monitoring budgetary expenditures consistent with budgetary allocations, and training of staff / students. May be responsible for leading the maintenance of theater venues, shops, and storage, including facilities and stage equipment, tools and materials, and leading the implementation of operational procedures for all users within the facilities.

Reporting to the Associate Director of the Campus Performances & Events Office and receiving some work direction from the Sr. Production Production Manager, this position will be responsible for supporting a team of technical and operational staff, primarily focused on the newly constructed Epstein Family Amphitheater (EFA), which is scheduled to open October 2022.

With a capacity of 2,650, the Epstein Family Amphitheater is designed to provide diverse programming and to create engagement opportunities for UC San Diego students and the San Diego community at large. The open-air amphitheater will showcase performing arts, local and international talent, and student, campus, and community events. The space will serve as an informal gathering place and open park when not actively programmed.

The Production Manager provides technical expertise in the planning and producing of the events within the amphitheater. Responsible for ensuring sound, lighting, and video services properly support the programs of the amphitheater as well as other Campus Performances and Events Office events.

This position will primarily serve as one of the production managers within EFA, managing operational facets of the facility, including audio-visual system maintenance, repair, inventory, and career and student staff training. This role ensures day-to-day operational and technical activities run smoothly. This position will apply industry best practices to coordinate and operate the technical support of various events from performance art, dance productions, festivals, and full-scale music and theater performances. Uses skills as a seasoned, experienced professional to provide comprehensive coordination and management oversight of events.

This role supports the Sr. Production Manager in supervising and training a student technical team. The Production Manager will help support the hiring and training of student technicians in the safe use, operations, and maintenance of audio, visual, and lighting equipment.

The Production Manager role will also support other Campus Performance and Events Office areas, including events and traditions across campus. This position may serve in various production capacities given the needs of the production season.

In the absence of the CPEO Sr. Production Manager, this role is responsible for all aspects of leading staff, contracted crew members, and student technicians in support of the execution of events and performances. This role guides workload and schedules proper staffing for event at CPEO managed venues. Responsible for the implementation and operation of safety protocols.


  • Mastery level knowledge in multiple technical theater production areas such as lighting, sound, video, costumes, hair / make-up, properties, scenery, scenic treatment, etc.. *A high level of understanding and skill to operate lighting, video, and audio systems to produce theatrical performances.

  • 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.

  • Proven negotiation, analytical and research skills to interpret data, prepare conclusions and successfully negotiate terms and conditions of contracts and proposals that are in the best interest of the institution.

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

  • Demonstrated ability to hire, train, and manage student employees.

  • Strong verbal and interpersonal communication skills to communicate complex instructions and information to disparate constituencies. Skilled in the ability to understand and translate technical documents for other nontechnical staff. Ability to give clear directives and use independent, rational judgment to make optimal decisions.

  • Working knowledge of University and collective bargaining policies, practices, rules, regulations, etc., including safety rules and regulations. Strong knowledge of OSHA policies, EH&S safety regulations, and safety equipment.

  • Strong knowledge / skills in all aspects of financial and personnel administration. Experience developing budgets, operating spreadsheet software (Excel), and producing timely reports. Well versed in developing staffing schedules and performance management.

  • Strong problem recognition / avoidance / resolution skills. Established skill in analyzing information, problems, situations and procedures to define the problem or objective, identify relevant concerns or factors and formulate logical and objective conclusions. Required

  • Knowledge and skill in the use of Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) software to create lighting designs, power distribution plans, and event layouts.

  • Ability to safety and proficiently operate fork lifts, genie lifts, catwalks, and ladders. Preferred

  • Knowledge and skill in the use of various mechanical and electrical tools for troubleshooting and repairing technical production equipment and electrical systems.


  • 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 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.

  • Must have a valid CA driver's license or be able to obtain one to operate a UC vehicle.

  • 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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