Senior Theater Specialist / Production Manager

Job Description

Req Number: 16983BR

Position Description:
We are seeking a Senior Theater Specialist to join the Programs Division of the King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture Department.

The King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture (Ithra) is an iconic landmark building, a beacon for knowledge to illuminate, inspire, and catalyze the potential of the Kingdom’s vast talent pool. Ithra is an all-purpose culture destination, and an environment for transformative experiences to unlock the power of potential through mastery in arts, science, literature, and innovation. Facilities include an idea lab, library, theater, museum, energy exhibit, art gallery, children’s museum, and a knowledge tower housed under one roof to provide visitors with an immersive and transformative experience.

The Programs Division is responsible for planning and executing all King Abdulaziz Center‘s programs, including, but not limited to, the Museum programs, Theater and Performing Arts programs, as well as Keystone and the Outreach programs. In addition, it is responsible for the Library and other educational, scientific, technological programs and administering productions of the Performing Arts programs.

You will be responsible for the production management, planning, scoping, and scheduling for the production and technical operations of the theater.

Minimum Requirements:
As the successful candidate, you will hold a bachelor’s or master’s degree in theater, theatrical studies, and English literature, creative practice, and direction or a related field.

You will have ten (10) years of experience in the production and technical areas of the performing arts.

Knowledge and experience in theatre production administration.

A proven track record of successfully coordinating all aspects of theatrical productions.

Knowledge of the international Performing Arts industry, including centers, theatres, opera houses, and companies.

Duties & Responsibilities:
Central point of contact for production and technical related matters within the theater and other projects.

Work closely with the Performing Arts team in developing plans and schedules to ensure the timely delivery of production elements.

Communicate schedule and planning information and changes to all relevant parties.

Coordinate technical scheduling for performing arts.

Liaise with international contractors and performing arts companies to coordinate receiving shows.

Preparation of service provider scopes of work and contracts.

Administration of service provider contracts.

Report on the performance of service contracts and contractor obligations.

Ensure all production documentation is up to date, filed and accessible.

Liaise internally with center components to help execute the requirements of performing arts.

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