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Festival Manager, Production Services (Seasonal role)

Location: Park City , UT

Employment dates: Monday, September 30, 2019 thru Friday, March 6, 2020

Pay rate: $900 per week (Exempt)

Considerations: This position works full time out of our Park City, UT office. May be lodged in Park City during the January Film Festival. Required to work extended hours, including some evenings, weekends, and holidays to meet deadlines. Must be willing and available to respond to on-call needs as assigned. A high level of mobility is required as well as an ability to drive safely in winter road conditions.

Position Summary: Manages production services for the Sundance Film Festival and Institute fall Labs.

Duties and Responsibilities:†

  • Reviews, suggests revisions, and implements procedures to receive and execute production service related requests.
  • Manages staff and volunteers, includes training highly effective staff and volunteers, providing direction, feedback, and support to ensure employees and volunteers understand responsibilities and are effective in their roles, and delegates appropriate and meaningful work
  • Manages master production assistant schedule based on department master timeline, service requests and deadlines.†
  • Provides production support and logistical needs for fall and winter Labs at Sundance Resort.
  • Schedules and conducts meetings with internal departments to plan for procurement, load-in/out, etc. of Festival venues, theatres, offices, etc.†
  • Maintains consistent communication with stakeholders regarding production related deadlines, changes, plans, etc.†
  • Oversees functionality and safety of the Space Place and Temple storage units, ensuring they are clean, organized, and safe.†
  • Provides on site direction to team and oversees the load-in/out of all theatres, venues, offices, etc.†
  • Performs continual check-ins with venues throughout the Festival to ensure production needs are being met.†
  • Responds immediately to any production related safety issues or problems as they arise and ensures proper and timely resolution.†
  • Manages pre and post inventory for Institute owned items and rental equipment.
  • Manages reconciliation of receipts, applying proper budget codes, and communicating outstanding invoice issues to Assistant Director.†
  • Meets with Festival departments post Festival to review equipment order report and gather wrap information.
  • Completes a comprehensive written wrap report.†
  • Other duties as assigned.†

Position Requirements:

  • Legal authorization to work in the United States.†
  • Valid driverís license and successful completion of DMV background check.
  • 3 years experience in managing large scale event production.
  • Strong leadership skills with a background that includes managing people.††
  • Conflict resolution skills with a background that includes managing stressful situations.†
  • Outstanding communication skills, verbal and written.
  • Strong interpersonal and professional skills required to work effectively with a variety of people.†
  • Excellent organizational skills including self management of work schedule.
  • Ability to work early mornings, nights, and weekends around key deadlines.†
  • Able to move and lift items that weigh 50-75 lbs chest high.†

Preferred Education, Experience, and Skills:

  • Working knowledge of databases along with proficiency in Microsoft and Google Products.
  • Basic carpentry and painting skills.

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