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Segerstrom Center for the Arts, one of the nation's preeminent presenters of nationally and internationally acclaimed performing artists, companies, and education programs, is seeking a Vice President of Theater Operations and Facilities. A member of the Center's senior management team, the Vice President is responsible for all production department activities and the upkeep of infrastructure and facilities. The ideal candidate will have extensive knowledge of theater production and facilities and strong general management, budgeting, diplomatic and communication skills, the ability to multi-task and love for the arts. This position reports directly to the President of the Center. We offer a very competitive salary and benefits package. Please review the full job description below.

Reports to: President and Chief Operating Officer
DEPARTMENT: Theater Operations
FLSA Status: Full time – exempt
Prepared Date: September 2012

Position Summary: This position will be responsible to manage and direct the complete operations of the stage production department both union and non-union as well as the security and public safety department, facilities, and engineering and to ensure effective administration of fiscal, personnel and operational procedures.

Duties and Responsibilities: include the following. Other duties may be assigned or changed at the discretion of management.

  • Responsible for directing the operation of the Stage Production Department and the financial settlement of all events or productions held within the Center venues; supervises all IATSE full and part-time staff as well as the Theater Operations Director.

  • Responsible for directing the operation of the Security Department and the safety and security of all patrons and staff on the Center campus; supervises the Director of Security and Public Safety.

  • Responsible for directing the operation of the Engineering Department and the maintenance of all facilities within the Center's campus; supervises the Chief Engineers for Segerstrom Hall and the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall.

  • Responsible for directing the operation of the Theater Operations Department including all special events, rentals or special functions held at the Center; supervises the Production and Building Operations Manager and the Theater Operations Administrative Assistant.

Additional duties include

  • Prepares and submits annual budgets for each department and tracks progress towards maintaining these budgets throughout the fiscal year.

  • Develops and implements annual recommendations for capital repair and replacement for review and approval by the Facilities Committee; serves as primary staff for this board committee.

  • Serves as primary contact for the Center's concessions licensee, Patina Restaurant Group, for the operation of intermission food concessions and Leatherby's Café Rouge restaurant.

  • Participates in any IATSE labor negotiation or dispute including contract renewals, grievances or disciplinary actions in consultation with the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.

  • Acquires and maintains all required permits and licenses for the operation of the facility including City of Costa Mesa and County of Orange permits.

  • Negotiates all service contracts for all departments supervised above.

  • Maintains the operation of the Center's phone systems and all related software.

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • College degree and/or a combination of education and direct experience equivalent to 10+ years working in a performing arts facility or professional entertainment venue;

  • Extensive knowledge and experience in theatre/facility management, including nonprofit performing arts is preferable;

  • Extensive knowledge of labor contracts, wage scales, practices and techniques;

  • Ability to prioritize and follow-through on several projects/tasks simultaneously;

  • Effective organization, time management, and attention to detail;

  • Technical experience in concert production and/or company management, a plus;

  • Dependable and reliable, able to meet the requirements of the work schedule.

Personal Attributes

  • Personable, positive and diplomatic individual with integrity and a sense of humor, who works effectively with Board, donors, volunteers and inside staff

  • Strong initiative, self-confidence, creativity, and entrepreneurial skills, which enjoys working as a team player but also has the capability to work independently and as a self-starter

  • Well-organized, able to plan and manage strategically yet have sufficient focus on details to assure effective implementation and follow through

  • Genuine interest in the arts who understands and supports the Center's mission with natural ability to articulate this mission and role to others

  • An innate ability to inspire those working with him/her toward accomplishing common objectives and goals

How to Apply:

If you are interested in applying for this position, please contact James Abruzzo at DHR International:

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