Position Classification Description

Position Class Code / Title: M7002 / Production Svcs Tech Director
Recruitment Tier: Tier 1
FLSA: Exempt
Grade: 13

This is a description of a Staff Position Classification. It is not an announcement of a position opening. To view descriptions of current openings, please go to UNMJobs and Search Postings to view positions that are currently accepting applications.

The following statements are intended to describe, in broad terms, the general functions and responsibility levels characteristic of positions assigned to this classification. They should not be viewed as an exhaustive list of the specific duties and prerequisites applicable to individual positions that have been so classified.


Under general supervision, provides leadership and direction to the production services team which delivers production planning and support to all organizations and artists holding events in public events venues. Responsible for all technical services, production budget management, stage personnel, equipment inventory and asset management, transportation, hospitality, and stage support spaces, as well as safety and code compliance.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Develops and oversees a program of artist/event support operations including lighting, sound, staging, personnel, logistics, event planning, facility scheduling, and equipment provision.
  2. Plans and manages the production budget for a full season of performing arts events in Popejoy Hall, both presented events and rental use, and major events in the university arena and/or stadium.
  3. Plans, develops, and oversees the management of all technical equipment and assets including support facilities.
  4. Assists in the marketing of public events facilities, production services, and other assets to clients.
  5. Develops safety programs, including ongoing training and development of staff.
  6. Oversees the supervision of personnel, which includes work allocation, training, promotion, enforcement of internal procedures and controls, and problem resolution; evaluates performance and makes recommendations for personnel actions; motivates employees to achieve peak productivity and performance.
  7. Participates in development, implementation and maintenance of policies, objectives, short-and long-range planning; develops and implements projects and programs to assist in accomplishment of established goals.
  8. Participates in the development of annual operating budgets and provides fiscal direction to the unit.
  9. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree; at least 3 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.
  • Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Skill in budget preparation and fiscal management.
  • Knowledge of theater and/or events staging, sound and lighting and/or costume design procedures, techniques and facilities as appropriate to the position.
  • Program planning and implementation skills.
  • Ability to develop, implement, and enforce safety programs and protocols.
  • Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities.
  • Skill in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures, formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures.
  • Ability to develop, plan, and implement short- and long-range goals.
  • Knowledge of marketing strategies, processes, and available resources.
  • Knowledge of theatrical and/or event production and staging costs.
  • Knowledge of facilities and asset management methods and procedures.
  • Ability to supervise and train employees, to include organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments.
  • Ability to foster a cooperative work environment.
  • Employee development and performance management skills.
  • Knowledge of budget preparation, cost estimating, monitoring, and fiscal management principles and procedures.
  • Knowledge of faculty and/or staff hiring procedures.

Distinguishing Characteristics

    Position requires: a) Demonstrated leadership and direction on the production and planning of events; b) planning and managing production budgets; c) assisting in the marketing of PEMG facilities, production services and assets; d) developing and overseeing production safety programs; e) establishing and implementing short and long-range goals, objectives and policies; and f) overseeing the supervison of assigned personnel.

Conditions of Employment

  • Possession of a valid New Mexico driver's license is a requirement for this job.
  • Successful candidate must submit to post-offer, pre-employment physical examination and medical history check.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

  • Moderate physical activity. Requires handling of average-weight objects up to 25 pounds or standing and/or walking for more than four (4) hours per day.
  • Work environment involves some exposure to hazards or physical risks, which require following basic safety precautions.
  • Work may involve moderate exposure to unusual elements, such as extreme temperatures, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, unpleasant odors, and/or loud noises.

The University of New Mexico provides all training required by OSHA to ensure employee safety.

Revised Date: 03/20/2017