Colorado Conservatory of Dance is seeking a Venue & Production Manager

Colorado Conservatory of Dance is seeking a Venue & Production Manager
July 27, 2021 Presenting Denver

Venue and Production Manager Search | Job Description

The Position

CCD’s Venue and Production Manager is a unique position which blends supporting the technical and artistic

needs of a preeminent arts education organization and running and managing the events and productions

held at the Pinnacle Arts Complex.

Who We’re Looking For

Reporting directly to the CCD Artistic Director Julia Wilkinson Manley, the Venue and Production Manager will

have passion for educating young people about technical arts. They will be creative, love problem-solving,

have boundless energy and positivity, and will have an in-depth working knowledge of stage lighting, sound

design, and rigging. The perfect candidate will have a knack for building a dedicated, diverse, and talented

technical team.

Other key competencies include the following:

● Creativity and Problem-Solving – A make-it-happen kind of person who has vision and know-how to

bring artistic ideas to the stage.

● Project Management and Personal Accountability – A conceptual, strategic, and practical thinker

who possesses a solid understanding of the factors that contribute to organizational success and

community impact for an arts education organization operating in a competitive arts and culture


● Interpersonal Skills and Customer Service Skills – An individual with strong interpersonal and

communication skills who can work with performers, educators, and renters with a calm and

respectful demeanor, while also adhering to the policies of each facility and organization and helping

to keep everyone safe.

● Passion for Arts Education – This individual loves to introduce and cultivate learning in and with the


● Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion – possesses personal passion for advancing equity and addressing

structural racism within nonprofit organizations.

Roles and Responsibilities

Under general supervision of CCD’s Artistic Director, this full-time position is responsible for coordinating the

production and technical operations of CCD and Pinnacle Charter School’s Event Center. Specifically, these

duties include, but are not limited to:


● Collaborate with Artistic Director to implement artistic vision including scheduling, contracting,

budgeting, and technical problem-solving

● Manage all technical equipment purchases, rentals, maintenance, repairs

● Document and oversee all production runs

● Act as stage manager during CCD productions

● Organize, plan, and execute strike plan at each venue

● Collect and archive all production elements at the completion of the run

● Manage and run CCD’s Studio 1 Theatre and CCD’s outdoor studio theatre


● Secure and oversee bookings of external venues

● Coordinate venue operations with venue staff and management

● Create, negotiate and issue all contracts for execution by Artistic Director

● Advance venue technical specifications and requirements and secure necessary equipment and


● Operate sound and lighting equipment during events

● Oversee and schedule technical staff


● In collaboration with Artistic Director and Community Education Coordinator, oversee logistical and

technical aspects of annual tour, including consultation with school partners when appropriate

● Pack and fulfill all supplies for each team before and during tour


● In partnership with CCD’s Conservatory Manager:

○ manage CCD studio equipment and technical equipment

○ ensure appropriate and effective use of CCD spaces

○ oversee proper use and management of event rentals in CCD’s Studio 1 Theatre and CCD’s

outdoor studio theatre

○ manage offsite storage

● Maintain and oversee marley dance floors at studios (re-taping, annual deep cleaning)

● Provide technical support for special events at studios

● Provide general facility maintenance at CCD’s offices and/or facilitate and oversee subcontractors


● Oversee all Pinnacle Arts Complex events

● Manage bookings of venue

● Oversee all operations of theatre

○ Maintenance and/or coordinate with PAC maintenance team on building needs and upgrades

● Oversee marketing of PAC

● Create, negotiate and issue all contracts for the use of PAC facilities. Not limited to the auditorium.

● Maintain calendars for PAC and Pinnacle Charter School

● Oversee and/or attend all events in theatre, third party and school

● Advance third party rentals as information is provided

○ Including light refocus/hangs, drops, QLab programming, projections

● Operate sound and lighting equipment during events

○ Stay updated and informed about technological advances in the theatre industry

● Oversee and schedule technical staff, security staff and custodial teams

● Foster the relationship between CCD and Pinnacle Charter School

● Create and oversee PAC-related budgets with Pinnacle Charter School

● Maintain availability and presence at PCS

● Foresee and anticipate any event or schedule-related issues, problems

● Facilitate arts programming and special opportunities for Pinnacle students within third party rentals

● Manage Pinnacle Charter School Internship program

○ Facilitate a fun, energetic and educational program centered around technical theatre

○ Promote and recruit 8th-12th grade PCS students

○ Create internship syllabus and annual schedule

○ Oversee all communications with students and families

○ Assign and mentor students during the Drama Club’s productions and events

○ Work with the Drama Department faculty on each project

○ Take action or seek out assistance with Pinnacle faculty to uphold the goals of the internship


○ Assist and provide CCD and Pinnacle with information for grants and funding


The ideal candidate is a highly self-motivated person who possesses the following qualifications:

● Must be local or willing to relocate to the Broomfield/Denver area

● Must have a bachelors or higher in theatre

● At least two years of supervisory experience

● At least two years of teaching experience

● A general knowledge of tools

● A general knowledge of rigging

● Must have a valid driver license

● Must be able to carry 50+lbs

● Must be proficient in ETC equipment, ESO Family

● Must be proficient with QLab

● Must have a willingness to learn and stay updated in an ever-changing environment

● Must have exemplary customer service skills

● Must be able to pass a Colorado State Educational background check


Full-time position compensation range: $35,000 – $42,000

Applications and Inquiries

Please submit a cover letter, résuméand three references to by August 1, 2021.

About CCD

At Colorado Conservatory of Dance, we unleash individual potential and invigorate community through


Primed for growth, Colorado Conservatory of Dance (CCD) has been a leader in arts education for 29 years.

Since 1992 CCD has provided quality dance education and outreach to North Metro Denver schools. Under

the guidance of Julia Wilkinson Manley since 2002, the conservatory has developed a reputation for its highly

professional and nurturing environment for preschool through adult students.

Colorado Conservatory of Dance serves a broad spectrum of youth and adults regardless of age, ability,

aspiration, or socio-economic status, and provides as much as $100,000 in scholarships and financial aid each

year for students who would otherwise not be able to participate in dance education.

CCD provides its students with high-quality performance experiences, including an annual production of The

Nutcracker, which brings students together with professional dancers. CCD’s Studio Company gives upper

level students a pre-professional company experience that includes community education performances and

culminates in an annual production at the end of each school year. Additionally, CCD provides a summer

dance program, which attracts students from across the nation.

The Colorado Conservatory of Dance’s Title 1 Elementary School Partnerships, known as our Move2Learn

Partnerships, bring yearlong arts experiences to more than 3,000 students in six public schools in high-need

neighborhoods. More than 92% of the students in these schools fall below the federal poverty line, and many

are classified as homeless. CCD’s two-year residencies help these students gain confidence through an

in-depth process that merges dance with each school’s specific curricular priorities. Because many of these

students speak English as a second language, through movement, they are better able to understand many

complex concepts essential to their academic success.

CCD students regularly win top honors at area ballet competitions and gain entry into some of the nation’s

most respected college dance programs. CCD alumnae have gone on to dance with Atlanta Ballet, Ballet

Arizona, Ballet Met, Ballet Nebraska, Ballet West, Boston Ballet, Colorado Ballet, Houston Ballet, Oklahoma

City Ballet, Orlando Ballet, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Verb Ballets, Washington Ballet,

and others.

In addition to CCD’s Artistic Director and Executive Director, CCD currently has six part-time staff members

and two part-time administrative assistants, in addition to 19 faculty members. We currently have

approximately 300 active students, which includes nearly 100 adult students.

In 2006, CCD partnered with Creating Caring Communities to jointly build a dance-based initiative to help

reduce bullying in schools. The first installment, known as The Ugly Duckling Anti-Bullying Program, received

consistently positive reviews. Based on this success, CCD has now performed anti-bullying ballets for over

30,000 elementary students.