PrideFest Production Manager

New York, United States Contract

Heritage of Pride is seeking a Production Manager to lead all technical elements at StageFest, the entertainment stage at PrideFest.

About PrideFest

PrideFest is our annual LGBTQIA+ street fair that combines exhibitors, entertainers and activities for a day of fun and celebration in the name of equality. Since 1993, StageFest at PrideFest has been NYC’s premier outdoor venue for local and emerging talent from the LGBTQIA+ community to showcase their talent. In the past two years, StageFest has expanded its format to include a 30-minute headliner performance from a major recording artist. In 2017 we brought out LeAnn Rimes, followed by Alex Newell in 2018. Our Stage also includes a host and drag acts within the run of show. We encourage all those in New York City on the last Sunday in June to round out their Pride experience with a trip to PrideFest. It’s the perfect place to stop to listen to a few tunes, grab a bite to eat, or score some great Pride gear. And the best part is, attendance to the the event is totally free!

The Role

The Production Manager will oversee all onsite technical elements and coordinate talent production needs for StageFest at PrideFest. The Production Manager will work closely with the PrideFest Event Coordinator to fulfill technical riders and needs for headliners, hosts/MCs, drag acts and all other acts performing at StageFest. This position requires phone conferences, limited in-person meetings and heavy email correspondence from late May to June. Interested persons must be available Sunday, June 30, 2019. StageFest @ Pridefest is rain or shine.  

The Responsibilities

  • Work with PrideFest Event Coordinator to plan, prepare, organize, and execute StageFest performances.
  • Manage the technical logistics for StageFest.
  • Advise on backline and audio equipment for StageFest.
  • Coordinate backline requests from stage acts including the headliner and hosts/MCs.
  • Communicate with Broadcast team regarding audio and technical requirements for live show.
  • Attend periodic phone conferences and in-person meetings.
  • Responsible for reviewing and fulfilling technical riders.
  • Oversee small stage crew including Stage Manager and volunteers assigned to StageFest.
  • Maintain the professional image and professionalism of Heritage of Pride.
  • Ensure the highest level of safety, service and support is visible at all times.

How to Apply

Qualified candidates should submit their resume, along with a thoughtful cover letter. Your cover letter should be specific to this position. Applications that do not follow these requirements will not be considered. No phone calls, please.

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