RWS Entertainment Group RWS | Production Manager, Sea in New York, New York
Production Manager, Sea
Built upon more than 120 years of combined expertise from its subsidiaries, RWS Global launched in 2023 as an industry-leading team of four powerhouse companies—RWS, ted, JRA and ARC. Together, they form the world’s largest producer of live experiences. Headquartered in New York City, London and Cincinnati, RWS Global provides ideation, design, technical, casting and operation services to create extraordinary entertainment, live events, exhibits, destinations, décor and brand attractions.
On land, at sea and everywhere in between, RWS Global produces over one million live moments every day. RWS Global employs a diverse team of world-class designers, creators, producers and more, including the casting and recruitment of over 8,000 performers and technicians annually.
RWS Global's subsidiaries include RWS, the leader in live moments by bringing to life unforgettable in-person experiences; ted, Europe's largest leisure entertainment experience company; JRA, an award-winning creative studio specializing in master planning, design and project management and ARC, providing casting for theatre, film, TV and commercials. For more information, visit rwsglobal.com .
Reporting to the Director, Client Delivery, the Production Manager, Sea is responsible for leading the production and project management of all mainstage vocal and dance products RWS produces for our client; ensuring each group holds the original artistic intention and integrity of each entertainment product. This position is also responsible for upholding the RWS and client brand standards and supporting the continued innovation and operational efficiency of client rehearsal operations.
Role & Responsibilities
Providing holistic production and project management for all mainstage vocal and dance entertainment products (workflow management, studio logistics, materials management, transportation logistics, talent onboarding support, etc)
Acting as the main production contact for the onboard team
Creating and coordinating rehearsal schedules and wardrobe fitting schedules
Actioning all rehearsal and onboard reports
Creating and sending embarkation advisories
Managing all changeover budgets
Handling all in studio and onboard product changeovers as assigned, assisting with studio needs as necessary (tape-outs, set-up, etc)
Attending / running all onboard installs
Documenting and updating all ‘show bibles’
Handling or delegating all day-to-day production needs
Supporting or leading maintenance/ set-up of studio gear including sound systems, IEM’s, wireless mics, etc.
Providing talent communication and maintenance fleet-wide
Hosting talent welcome and travel meetings as assigned
Ensuring all internal and external stakeholders are following the policies set by the client delivery team
Traveling to ships as necessary
Please Note : While this is an accurate and comprehensive description of the role, the above Roles & Responsibilities are not an exhaustive list of all duties, skills, efforts, requirements or working conditions associated with the position, and may require additional tasks be performed as assigned.
A BFA/BA degree in Theatrical Production or equivalent professional experience
3+ years of experience in the entertainment industry working in theatre, music venues, or live entertainment settings
A minimum of 2 years in a management position, preferably within an entertainment setting
Advanced written and verbal communication skills
Must be proficient in Excel and MS Office applications
A flexible schedule allowing for approximately 35% international travel
Motivation, dedication, passion, integrity, collaboration, and self-direction
Ideal candidates also have:
Theatrical admin experience (stage management, production management, general management)
Cruise ship and/or Theme Park experience
A valid passport for the duration of employment for all travel-related roles. Proof of vaccination against COVID-19 (or proof of exemption) will be required.
Progressive PTO, CitiBike membership, Commuter benefits, Health benefits - Medical, Dental, and Vision, Pet-friendly office, Paid parental leave, 401k with company match, Employee Enrichment Program, complimentary tickets to Broadway/Off Broadway shows and industry events as available, Summer Fridays
Estimated Start Date : October 1st, 2023
Reports to : Director, Client Delivery
Status : Mobile
Mobile (in NY/NJ/CT Metro Area): Team members who are pre-approved to regularly perform their job responsibilities remotely up to two (2) days per week, with three (3) days per week operating out of the RWS New York City headquarters.
Starting Salary : $60,000- $65,000 annual exempt salary
Diversity and Inclusion Statement
Way more than a box to check, diversity is core to RWS Global culture. We value it, promote it, protect it and hire it. All differences are welcome here. We know for a fact that each employee’s individual background, life experiences, knowledge, self-expression and capabilities are a contribution to our culture, as well as our reputation and achievements.
So bring all of who you are, no questions asked.
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